When Political/Religious Violence Isn’t Called Terrorism.
Hello. chuquestaquenumber1 here, sharing some thoughts about how authorities pick and choose who should be charged with committing acts of terrorism.
When people witness acts of violence like the Manchester concert attack, Pulse night club shooting, Charlie Hebdo attacks, etc, or attempted acts of violence such as the would be Times Square bomber, would be JFK fuel container bombers, etc., it’s called and classified terrorism. The perpetrators of these crimes received terrorist charges.
There is unfortunately, as all things in a system motivated by racism/white supremacy, not to call acts of political violence committed and said to be committed by white males, “terrorism”. Here are some recent and not so recent examples of what I speak of:
Robert Bowers. A 46 yr old white male from Pittsburgh ,Pa is accused of going into the Tree of Life synagogue also in Pittsburgh, Pa and killing 11 people ,wounding 6. Three of the 6 wounded were police officers. Robert Powers is reported to have said anti-Semitic statements such as” Kill all the Jews”. They’re committing genocide on my people, I just want to kill all Jews. ” amongst other things. He is charged with 29 federal crimes. However, not one of these charges includes terrorism. We are told that Bowers is anti-Semite and committed these crimes against a group of people because of their religion and in a house of worship. Yet no terrorism charges.
James Alex Fields. A 21 yr old white male from Ohio born in Kentucky,who at the age of 20 last year is accused of the murder of Heather Hayer and attempted murders of 19 others at a rally in Charlottesville,Va. James was part of the Unite The Right rally where he and others were carrying torches in the night and making violent chants as well as saying “the Jews will not replace us.” James is said to have expressed Neo Nazi beliefs, a love for Hitler(which is ironic because he has a Jewish mother), and radical right political beliefs. All of which culminated into the crimes he’s accused of. In,spite of the his political views being the reason for the crimes he’s accused of , none of charges include terrorism.
Cesar Sayoc, a 56 yr old white male from Aventura, Fl. is accused of sending bombs to various politicians and former elected politicians and locations across this country. Cesar is reported to be a radical right winger and Trump Supporter. It’s these views that made him target politicians of the opposite political ideology. Cesar is reported to have hatred for Blacks, Jews,etc These views are said to be the reason that he is accused of sending bombs to former President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Biden, a CNN office and George Soros etc. Cesar was on social media calling former Pres Obama, former AG Holder, Rep Maxine Waters and other blacks n—-s.
CNN had an interview with a former manager of his who is a white lesbian and she stated that he told her that he would eradicate all gays/lesbians, even her . Yet this woman still said nice things about him including calling him a good worker,shared his views, etc. She obviously was in solidarity with them being white instead of looking out for her sexual identity. Now for those who say Cesar’s not white. Even though we have reports that say his dad is Filipino and mom is Italian, look at this:
His race listed on his booking record is “white”. Now if he’s not white, please produce documents that say otherwise. No charges of terrorism even though the violence he’s accused of is political.
These are just a few of the many examples I can list. Hopefully the recent events will cause people to demand the selective enforcement and classification on who is a terrorist and who gets charged with terrorism will end and apply laws evenly.
To all those who read and appreciate this article thank you.