Tag / Al-Qaeda
(Updated on Sunday, August 11) Nonstop fear mongering by lawmakers and White House officials about the allegedly growing threat of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has pushed Yemen into the national spotlight as a country synonymous with terrorism. Yemen is home to the scary bearded terrorists that want to kill our innocent American children, […]
For nearly a week mainstream news outlets have been saturated with fear mongering over the Obama administration’s warning about a looming threat from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the terrorist group’s Yemeni branch. Lawmakers were told the threat was discovered thanks to controversial NSA surveillance programs. Coincidence?
Americans (myself included) are understandably desperate to know what motivated suspects Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, to engage in mass murder at Monday’s Boston Marathon. But this desire for answers is no excuse for the blatant bigotry espoused by reporters, pundits and so-called “terrorism experts” who wasted no time linking “Islamic extremists” and […]