Something bad happens and suddenly all these racist remarks on facebook

(90 Posts)
lottieandmia Wed 22-May-13 20:25:14

I feel terrible about what happened to that poor soldier. I was so shocked when I heard about it on the radio.

But why do people immediately start posting racist status updates starting with 'I'm not racist, I'm not against immigration' and then posting videos entitled 'Islamic infiltration in the UK'

I am going to get into rows with people over this and probably should delete my account.

Why do people think this type of terrorism has anything to do with Islam and why do people think we should start 'weeding out' people who do this. Terrorists don't even have to be residents of a country to carry out an attack.

lottieandmia Wed 22-May-13 20:26:11

What I mean is, surely the government cannot figure out who is likely to become a terrorist in any event.

FanjoForTheMammaries Wed 22-May-13 20:27:21

People are often stupid, it seems

lottieandmia Wed 22-May-13 20:36:34

I despair sad

The racists are appearing on my newsfeed. Unfortunately most seem to be family. They're still dumb fuckers

Dawndonna Wed 22-May-13 20:39:33

Aye, an abundance of morons on faceache.

topsyturner Wed 22-May-13 20:39:35

Yep , I can see me having to de friend a lot of people this evening hmm

lottieandmia Wed 22-May-13 20:40:04

Yes me too, personal clown. People too close to me to delete them. It's like an immediate roll call for people who have BNP leanings...

Overberries Wed 22-May-13 20:40:15

No racists on my Facebook feed so far. Maybe a good opportunity for a friend cull?

LineRunner Wed 22-May-13 20:41:12

lottie I think enough people feeling like you do will thankfully give this country a protective effect against racism.

Goldendandelion Wed 22-May-13 20:43:39

Same problem here sad

dingit Wed 22-May-13 20:45:21

It's what's worrying me. People spreading hatred via social media. That's how the London riots started.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 22-May-13 20:46:35

Appearing on my feed too. My brother in law unfortunately one of the worst.

lottieandmia Wed 22-May-13 20:49:01

Are people really so stupid that they immediately revert to xenophobia? It annoys me so much - they are adding to the problem with their bolleaux opinions.

Why do people think this type of terrorism has anything to do with Islam

Because the terrorists do?

At some point you will have to face the fact they we are being targeted by Islamic terrorists. They claim their cause is given them/inspired by Allah and they get their resolve from their deep belief in the afterlife he promises. That doesn't mean that all Muslims are terrorists, but to try and pretend that none are is just as irrational and biased.

At one time it would have been Christians doing the same kind of thing you know and claiming they were doing the Lord's work. It's not just Islam. It's just that it's mostly Islam at the moment.

Wereonourway Wed 22-May-13 20:52:39

Same here, it pisses me off.

I've cried watching the news, that's someone's son or dad lying dead in the road alone. Heartbreaking

It matters not a jot which religious group these people belong to or claim to follow. It matters than someone has lost their life in such a brutal and unjust way.

What an awful world we live in

lottieandmia Wed 22-May-13 20:53:10

Most muslims are NOT terrorists - terrorists have any number of 'causes' that they use as an excuse. It has fuck all to do with religion.

Pixel Wed 22-May-13 20:55:05

Why do people think this type of terrorism has anything to do with Islam

Erm, because the attackers said so?
BBC news says "According to senior Whitehall sources the people carrying out the attack were heard to say: "Allahu Akbar [God is Great]", (BBC political editor Nick Robinson reported). and most other news sites are reporting that the man was filmed in front of a crowd of witnesses saying ""We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.".

PoppyWearer Wed 22-May-13 20:55:33

A friend of mine is doing sterling work telling the racists on her Facebook feeds how stupid they are being, and linking to stories about April Jones and Dale Cregan to show that white people can also do bad things.

I see me blocking a couple of people tomorrow.

miffybun73 Wed 22-May-13 20:55:42

Probably because a lot of people are very stupid and bigoted sad angry

lubeybooby Wed 22-May-13 20:56:40

None on my facebook but I've argued with a few on other peoples statuses. GRRRRRRR

Succoria Wed 22-May-13 20:57:57

I have hidden the one person likely to bring out all the "get rid of the foreign scum" nonsense. A member of DP's extended family whom I unfortunately cannot delete completely. Actually his a while ago, when they decided to repost a hideous pro-life picture.

I will be surprised if anyone else on my list does it, but if they do they will be deleted.

Dawndonna Wed 22-May-13 20:58:12

Yes, I've just told someone on a friends page to fuck off. Grrrrrr!

lottieandmia Wed 22-May-13 20:59:11

The attackers are not representative of most muslims pixel who would not condone in any way what these people did.

lottieandmia Wed 22-May-13 21:06:08

Now people are posting a picture which says

LISTEN TO US. CLOSE OUR BORDERS.

sigh. I suppose the answer is to hide and therefore avoid repeats of this.

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