It seems each time a white person shoots up a bunch of people, we will hear the inevitable chorus of "If he was Muslim he would have been called a terrorist." We will also get people trying to call the shooter a terrorist, despite him not actually fitting the definition, seemingly in a half-witted attempt to make a statement.
A person who commits an act of terror, or at least appears to have done so, will likely be called a terrorist by the media. A person with a history of mental illness who kills a bunch of people will likely be called mentally ill by the media. It's not rocket science. If it appears white mass killers are described as mentally ill more often, then perhaps it really is the case that they are. We don't know. Instead people will base their conclusions entirely on their subjective interpretations of what they happen to see on the news. This isn't reliable.
Lastly, we have this notion come up that anyone who kills a bunch of people must be mentally ill anyway. To that I say perfectly healthy people are just as capable of doing evil things. Just look at human history.
There is no proof at all that there is a double standard, and I am sick of hearing the unfounded notion that there is every single time.
Thank you, preach brother.
oh please, we see the same narrative each and every time. possibly white privilege?
Exactly. Thanks for showing some common sense OP.
There is a double standard, when Islamic terrorists openly tell us why they’ve done it (because of Islam) nobody takes their statement seriously, the media and apologists add possible motives. The majority of Muslims either celebrate, say it was caused by our actions, or think immediately how their lives are going be slightly more inconvenienced and play victim before we have even buried our dead.
When a white mass murderer says racism as a motive, everyone accepts it at face value, the establishment and media focus on the racial group and insist there be real social accountability, laws must be legislated and social reparations made, real genuine attempts to make oppressed group ‘X’ feel safer.
A lot of terrorists behind attacks have been identified as mentally ill but the media has failed to cover it as publicly as when white people commit atrocities such as this. Salem abedi - Manchester bomber ,A alcohol and cannabis addict who was described by one of his teachers as "not okay".Not covered by the media. Omar mahteen - Shooter of 49 people at nightclub declared mentally disturbed. Again not covered by the media. Another statistic over a third of all french radicals are mentally disturbed.
However when a white person murders 17 people in cold blood the first thing you here on the news is his backstory of his horrible life and his mental illness.
I'm not saying that this information isn't useful to why he done it or it shouldn't be mentioned but double standards in the media exist but not to the extent that some people claim
Feeling terror does not necessarily mean it’s a terror attack. A bunch of teenage yobs egging your house every night would make you terrified, but isn’t a terrorist attack is it?