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lowfields
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73 posts since 21/11/10

22 Mar 2016 16:35
The Muslim community will be out in their droves to condemn this atrocity…..because it's got nothing to do with Islam….blah…blah…blah….Puzzled
padawan
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4049 posts since 27/6/03

22 Mar 2016 16:53
has anyone said it's the 'lims??
lowfields
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73 posts since 21/11/10

22 Mar 2016 17:48
Mad random, wild guess…..
C-Stylez
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5101 posts since 4/7/12

22 Mar 2016 18:01
pretty sure Daesh have claimed it
bill
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4905 posts since 5/8/09

22 Mar 2016 18:17
Jeremy Thompson on Sky News. "How on earth did they get a bomb into the Terminal?"….

It's good to know Sky News can transport this man to Belgium to be on the scene within an hour or two after the incident so these important questions get answered.
oldgregg
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6274 posts since 13/4/02

22 Mar 2016 18:29
Very low interest on facebook. One(!) person changed profile pic to belgian flag and no official hashtag. Yeah, yeah, good on you is but paris was the goat. Will save my rage for a better one!
burny
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5788 posts since 25/5/06

22 Mar 2016 19:57
Jean Jullian (or similar) haven't done anything for people to share, I guess. Bit cynical and can't help thinking a bad of illustrators have today been hurriedly trying to com up with something.

End of the day, I think its probably for the best that no one has. It's what they crave, after all.
smith
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10773 posts since 5/5/04

22 Mar 2016 20:01
160+ dead from bombings by ISIS in last year. Mostly muslims. Je suis Ankara.
burny
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5788 posts since 25/5/06

22 Mar 2016 20:27
Good point re: Ankara. It hardly touched the news. Same as the Istanbul blast at blue palace last month.
Mr.X.
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2846 posts since 23/6/13

22 Mar 2016 20:53
These terrorists are always Arabs or Africans. Ive never seen a major atrocity where it wasn't. All these Muslims complaining about being scapegoats should do something about it themselves rather than expect the more civilised western world to deal with it. Either that or they're actually sympathic towards terrorism.
smith
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10773 posts since 5/5/04

22 Mar 2016 21:28
90% of those killed by ISIS are muslims. They have killed more muslims on European soil than westerners.

Yet you expect muslims to come out and condemn their actions when they are more under attack than us westerners and having their mosques blown up left, right and centre Laughing out loud

Only reason this thread got bumped today was because it happened too close to home again and the media can ram their 'all muslims are bad' agenda down our throats and try and dictate when our compassion is warranted. Sky news will run this story for weeks now, when Ankara bombing just got a days coverage. I mean who wants to hear about muslims killing muslims when it doesn't push their own agenda further?

Let's wait and see how many Muslims they killed today as they seem to not discriminate when it comes to human life.
Crackajack
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7103 posts since 21/4/05

22 Mar 2016 21:41
What do you think the endgame is for this media agenda? In the short term, they want to sell papers, get viewers to sell advertising etc but in the longer term?
RickRude
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3260 posts since 13/1/12

22 Mar 2016 21:49
Depends what media sources you use Smith - and also Belgium are part of the "western modern world" and also part of the EU. Also they have quite a mixed racial and religious demographic same as Paris,same as London. Terrorism has no race or religion regardless but us Brits can resonate more sympathy towards the attacks in Paris and Belgiium because in other parts of the world like the east it's more common so we become numb to the actual situation that has just took place.
smith
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10773 posts since 5/5/04

22 Mar 2016 21:55
Crackajack wrote: What do you think the endgame is for this media agenda? In the short term, they want to sell papers, get viewers to sell advertising etc but in the longer term?
Brainwash and turn voters by scaremongering because let's be honest, they've been doing that politically for years. We're seeing it in Germany right now with a new to the right party forming because of the Anti-Merkel, anti-immigration media frenzy.

I did well to avoid sky news today. God knows what the daily mail has written on today's events. I avoid that one like the plague.
MuayThaiPimp
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7925 posts since 10/8/11

22 Mar 2016 21:56
Good point…like if it can happen there it can happen here…where somewhere like nigeria etc can be brushed off…not that i'm agreeing that's right
DuffMan
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14272 posts since 21/2/07

22 Mar 2016 22:06
Cracka the current endgame in anything owned by Murdoch, Barclay brothers etc is probably to leverage any story for Brexit angle
Crackajack
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7103 posts since 21/4/05

22 Mar 2016 22:12
So all the pursuit of power and political influence, 'agenda setting' by the media comes down to making more money in future?
Mr.X.
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2846 posts since 23/6/13

23 Mar 2016 05:54
In my opinion all these people with zero faith that are going to hell which is basically agnostics, atheists, Muslims and anyone that doesn't recognise Christ are the problem. They allow radicalisation and fundamental extremism steming from their corrupt interpretations of false ideology. Say what you like about Christianity but it definitely doesn't breed bomb laden suicidal maniacs. In fact it promotes unity and to love thy neighbour. Mark 12:31.
bertoni
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964 posts since 29/9/11

23 Mar 2016 08:00
Laughing out loud
Crackajack
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7103 posts since 21/4/05

23 Mar 2016 08:16
What do you think about Anders Breivik Mr X?