Likewise, in the context of terrorist attacks, such privilege means white non-Islamic terrorists are typically portrayed not as representative of whole groups or ideologies, but as “lone wolf” threats to be dealt with as isolated law enforcement matters. Meanwhile, non-white or developing-world terrorism suspects are often reflexively portrayed as representative of larger conspiracies, ideologies and religions that must be dealt with as systemic threats — the kind potentially requiring everything from law enforcement action to military operations to civil liberties legislation to foreign policy shifts.
Those “portrayals” are all generally true. White non-Islamic terrorists don’t usually belong to larger groups, they are mostly just “lone wolves” who went off their rocker. They weren’t indoctrinated into a violent ideology along with others of the same creed, which does constitute something that must be dealt with systematically. When a white loony does a shooting or something similar he is roundly condemned by everyone from his nationality and creed- when an Islamist blows something up (along with himself, or not) he’s seen by the more radical ones, who are growing in numbers, as a martyr and an inspiration.
I honestly thought all these “check your privilege” things were a joke, is that an actual ‘thing’ in the US?
And I sincerely hope it is an Islamist- American liberals need a wake up call, and for the sake of the nation I hope it never gets to the point where you have to deal with anything like the ones we get in Russia: multiple Moscow subway bombings, Nord-Ost theatre siege, siege of a school in Beslan occupied by terrorists, around 300 (mostly schoolchildren) dead on the first day of school… those photos (pic related) bring tears to my eyes.
---- “Thank you men of Alfa and Vympel” (Counterterrorist SF units, took casualties putting themselves in front of children taking fire from Islamist subhumans.) I’ve seen videos of them beheading Russian conscripts, 18 year old boys begging for their lives, shouting their ****ing ALLAHU ACKBAR every second. ****ing primitive untermenschen. This **** fills me with blind rage.