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The roosting of denial

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Submitted by Adam Weinrich (United States), Feb 8, 2005 at 12:17

I have wondered about all these incidents and have considered them together as symptomatic of a common problem. It is no surprise that Muslims don't want to be seen as terrorists and sometimes we pander to them for political reasons, as in the case of EgyptAir 990. It is somewhat understandable that authorities in western societies don't want to acknowledge issues that are symptomatic of larger problems affecting the culture and would prefer to isolate them as individual criminal events. The fact that the press reserves its reporting to opinions from authorities and avoids thorough analysis which might be politically incorrect is sadly typical of what we've come to expect from them.

The most disturbing problem is that Jews, Copts and individual family members of victims of any attacs do not organize, protest, sustain their visibility and let their rage be heard. If there is no outlet for this rage, no acknowledgement or discussion of the realities of their world then they will be driven to hatred and extremism that will simmer the burning fires of frustration and actually perpetuate the xenophobia and stereotyping that authorities and poltically correct analysts think they are avoiding by refusing to acknowledge the obvious.
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