Horrific terrorist attack in Manchester

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This is definitely the most used image on this blog at this point.

So there was an attack last night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. I was up last night, getting the live updates as they were reported. At the time it was unconfirmed what had actually happened. There were rumours that some helium balloons had burst, making a sound similar to that of an explosion, which caused concert-goers to panic and stampede, trampling and killing/injuring other people in the process. There were rumours that an electrical transformer had exploded and that this is what had killed people. Then of course there were the rumours that it was a terrorist attack, which is only natural of course seeing as terrorist attacks happen almost constantly in Europe these days.

I didn’t want to write about it myself until we had confirmation about what exactly had happened, but now we do. Apparently it was a suicide bomber. So yeah, those who assumed it was yet another terrorist attack, assumed correctly. I can remember last week when a drunk Mexican driver ran over a bunch of people in Times Square, most people naturally assumed it was a terrorist attack, because from initial reports, it fit the pattern of vehicle based terror attacks that have been plaguing European cities for the past year or so. Then when it was confirmed that it wasn’t a terrorist attack, the liberal apologists were out in force in comments sections, sneering at all the “racists” and “Islamophobes”, who had incorrectly presumed that it was terrorism, because of their ability to recognise precadant.

“Yay, hooray, those innocent people weren’t killed by Muslim terrorists, you racist Islamophobic scum. It was a drunk driver. You were wrong, wrong, wrong, to just assume that it was terrorism. I’m so happy that it wasn’t a Muslim this time because now I get to mock you for being wrong for once, instead of the ten or so previous times were you ended up being right. What? Oh I don’t care that innocent people actually died. I’m just glad that it wasn’t a Muslim who did it, because it means that you’re wrong.”

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The problem isn’t that people died. The real problem is that people might make mean comments about Muslims, on the internet about it.

There’s not really more that I can say at this point, that I haven’t already said countless times already. Rather than saying anymore, I’ll just finish off with this latest video from “Black Pigeon Speaks”.

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