Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    He. Is. Clearly. Both.
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    19
    Very Important Poster
    Leave it for the police and courts to decide that. I think lone wolf is just a DM invention its likely they will settle on murderer if found guilty.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    So how many more threads are we going to go on about the DM being **** with the words they choose?
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry Bird)
    .
    When did Rowling become an expert on the use of words?

    A terrorist can be a lone wolf. They are not mutually exclusive.

    Example.
    "He is not a solo artist. He is a musician".

    Now see how meaningless her platitude is?

    BTW, I did a quick bit of reasearch for a post on another thread this morning.
    I Googled "Alexandre Bissonnette" for results in the last 24 hours.
    Every news source I checked described him as "far-right", "white supremacist", "nationalist" or "Trump supporter" (I think I looked at 8 or 9, including Al Jazeera, The Guardian, and Fox News). Only 3 contained the term "lone wolf".
    This is a non-story (or "fake news" if you prefer)
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by QE2)
    When did Rowling become an expert on the use of words?

    A terrorist can be a lone wolf. They are not mutually exclusive.

    Example.
    "He is not a solo artist. He is a musician".

    Now see how meaningless her platitude is?
    it's nothing to do with that. Whenever a non muslim goes on a killing spree for some reason it doesn't get labelled as terrorism.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry Bird)
    it's nothing to do with that. Whenever a non muslim goes on a killing spree for some reason it doesn't get labelled as terrorism.
    If it is terrorism, it is labelled as such. Why is it so important what label is put on it anyway? Does having non-Muslims charged with terrorism somehow vindicate Islamist terrorism?
    It was a brutal and senseless mass murder. If he has links with an organised network that promotes the use of violence to achieve political change, then he will be probably be charged with terrorism. If he hasn't, he won't. Either way, he will be charged with several counts of murder and attempted murder.

    More importantly, I sense double standards here.
    One of the more popular statistics doing the rounds among Muslim apologists at the moment is that the majority of terrorist attacks in the US have been committed by non-Muslims.
    Yet at the same time, the same people are claiming that non-Muslims are never called terrorists.
    Which one is it? It can't be both!
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by QE2)
    When did Rowling become an expert on the use of words?

    A terrorist can be a lone wolf. They are not mutually exclusive.

    Example.
    "He is not a solo artist. He is a musician".

    Now see how meaningless her platitude is?

    BTW, I did a quick bit of reasearch for a post on another thread this morning.
    I Googled "Alexandre Bissonnette" for results in the last 24 hours.
    Every news source I checked described him as "far-right", "white supremacist", "nationalist" or "Trump supporter" (I think I looked at 8 or 9, including Al Jazeera, The Guardian, and Fox News). Only 3 contained the term "lone wolf".
    This is a non-story (or "fake news" if you prefer)
    This. A jihadi operating by his or herself is also a lone wolf just as this muppet was.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry Bird)
    Judging by her use of punctuation, I have a feeling that someone edits her books for her.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry Bird)
    it's nothing to do with that. Whenever a non muslim goes on a killing spree for some reason it doesn't get labelled as terrorism.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...rorist-attack/

    Was the killer Shi'ite or Sunni?
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    [QUOTE=Mathemagicien;69896404Any book written by her will become a bestseller, even if it were quite literally **** smeared on the pages.[/QUOTE] That was one of her better attempts!

    (JFTR, I would happily churn out such dross in return for even 10% of the billion she's made from it)

    Also, despite my contempt for her works, kudos to her for becoming the first person to lose billionaire status purely through charitable giving.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Because terrorist attacks need to have a political motive. Idiots.
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    Terrorists follow the ideology of Islam. If this bloke shot up a Mosque in the name of National Socialism then fair enough label him a terrorist, but if not lone wolf is more appropriate.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry Bird)
    it's nothing to do with that. Whenever a non muslim goes on a killing spree for some reason it doesn't get labelled as terrorism.
    The PM of Canada labelled it as terrorism.

    Now pipe down.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I think OP and Rowling are highlighting that radical jihads are quick to be rightly called terrorists, yet the mainstream media in America cannot call this what it is: an act of terrorism against a religious group.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry Bird)
    tbh i thought Ms Rowling would have a better grasp of punctuation.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry Bird)
    it's nothing to do with that. Whenever a non muslim goes on a killing spree for some reason it doesn't get labelled as terrorism.
    Anders Breivik. Timothy McVeigh. Ted Kaczynski.
 
 
 
Poll
Black Friday: Yay or Nay?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.