Is there a double standard for who gets called a terrorist? | The Tylt

Is there a double standard for who gets called a terrorist?

A 46-year-old Houston man injured nine in a shooting rampage in Houston on Monday. He was shot and killed by police after he opened fire on morning commuters near a strip mall. Houston police said "The shooting did not appear to be an act of terrorism," but why not? The gunman wore military clothes, Nazi emblems, and had a machine-gun with nearly 2,600 rounds of ammunition. If he'd been Muslim, would we be calling him a terrorist or a lone gunman? Read both sides and vote below!


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Part of the problem is there isn't really one agreed-upon definition of what constitutes an act of terror.

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Here is the FBI's official definition of what constitutes domestic terrorism.

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Many people argue the media seizes on the Muslim-as-terrorist narrative, whereas people of other faiths are treated as individuals.

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When a random act of violence happens, people want to know why. They grasp at any details around a shooter's history or motives. But the police did not seem to think that Desai's Nazi paraphernalia or stockpiled ammunition fit the definition of an act of terror.

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People were already referring to Desai as a Muslim, even though he wasn't one.

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The police are still gathering information, but for now it looks like Desai acted alone.

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Some people think the definition should be changed.

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Is there a double standard for who gets called a terrorist?
A festive crown for the winner
#BiasedAgainstMuslims
#TerrorIsTerror