Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Islamophobia is Deadly, Wherever It Comes From

[TRIGGER WARNING: MASS SHOOTING, MURDER, ISLAMOPHOBIA]

Three Muslim students have been gunned down in North Carolina by a white man who's being described as a "fervent atheist."

One of the things I hate most about militant atheists and the general atheist community is their constant attacking of religion on that basis that it "kills" and that it's inherently harmful, as though their own rhetoric isn't incredibly harmful and potentially deadly. Atheists will seriously act as though no one under that label would ever kill anybody. I've seen posts from that "God" Facebook account bragging that nobody has been killed in the name of atheism. I'm certain that was not true before today, and now we have a man who's expressed extreme anti-religious sentiment and has now killed three Muslim individuals.

Islamophobia is Islamophobia, whether it's coming from Christians or atheists. No matter who you are, hateful rhetoric against a marginalized population will eventually lead to physical violence.

Well fucking done, atheists. I hope you're proud of yourselves.

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