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http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/18/us/minnesota-mall-stabbing/index.html

A man wearing a private security company uniform stabbed eight people at a Minnesota mall before an off-duty police officer shot him dead, authorities said.

Seven of the wounded were treated and released, while one victim remains hospitalized.
None of their injuries are life-threatening, St. Cloud Police chief William B. Anderson said.
Witnesses said the man entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslims before he attacked, police said in a statement.

Racial tensions are extremely high in St Cloud.
 

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/18/us/minnesota-mall-stabbing/index.html

A man wearing a private security company uniform stabbed eight people at a Minnesota mall before an off-duty police officer shot him dead, authorities said.

Seven of the wounded were treated and released, while one victim remains hospitalized.
None of their injuries are life-threatening, St. Cloud Police chief William B. Anderson said.
Witnesses said the man entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslims before he attacked, police said in a statement.

Racial tensions are extremely high in St Cloud.

Muslim isn't a race. It's identification with an inherently authoritarian, bigoted, hateful ideology disposed towards creating conflict and tensions, especially when it encounters other Abrahamic ideologies that share the same properties but command that vanilla is the best flavor of religious delusion rather than chocolate.
 

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/18/us/minnesota-mall-stabbing/index.html

A man wearing a private security company uniform stabbed eight people at a Minnesota mall before an off-duty police officer shot him dead, authorities said.

Seven of the wounded were treated and released, while one victim remains hospitalized.
None of their injuries are life-threatening, St. Cloud Police chief William B. Anderson said.
Witnesses said the man entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslims before he attacked, police said in a statement.

Racial tensions are extremely high in St Cloud.

Muslim isn't a race.

And I don't give a fuck if racial tensions are in orbit. Attacking innocents is wrong.

And note that you are in effect saying that Muslims are sub-humans that can't be expected to behave responsibly.
 

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Muslim isn't a race.

And I don't give a fuck if racial tensions are in orbit. Attacking innocents is wrong.

And note that you are in effect saying that Muslims are sub-humans that can't be expected to behave responsibly.
The St. Cloud area has a long history of strong racism and anti-semitism. Given Nice Squirrel lives in Mn, I am pretty sure that is his context. Which means he is implying that tensions (ethnic or racial) are ever higher than usual - regardless of the actual race or ethnicity or religion of the attacker. There is no implication of anyone for any reason is incapable of behaving responsibly.
 

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Muslim isn't a race.

And I don't give a fuck if racial tensions are in orbit. Attacking innocents is wrong.

And note that you are in effect saying that Muslims are sub-humans that can't be expected to behave responsibly.
The St. Cloud area has a long history of strong racism and anti-semitism. Given Nice Squirrel lives in Mn, I am pretty sure that is his context. Which means he is implying that tensions (ethnic or racial) are ever higher than usual - regardless of the actual race or ethnicity or religion of the attacker. There is no implication of anyone for any reason is incapable of behaving responsibly.

If being <x> explains completely unacceptable acts like getting stabby that is saying that <x> is not capable of civilized behavior.
 

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The St. Cloud area has a long history of strong racism and anti-semitism. Given Nice Squirrel lives in Mn, I am pretty sure that is his context. Which means he is implying that tensions (ethnic or racial) are ever higher than usual - regardless of the actual race or ethnicity or religion of the attacker. There is no implication of anyone for any reason is incapable of behaving responsibly.

If being <x> explains completely unacceptable acts like getting stabby that is saying that <x> is not capable of civilized behavior.
Please point to where Nice Squirrel wrote anything remotely resembling that being _____ explains anything at all, let alone that it explains unacceptable acts because it appears you are responding to a straw man.
 
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Muslim isn't a race.

No, but Arab is a race, and many muslims are Arab.

The Arabs tend to be considered as a culture as they contain all shades shapes and sizes. The man was identified as being of Somali origin. It would be interesting to see if he acted alone or someone aided him. Security against situations like this can be very difficult to maintain.
 

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No, but Arab is a race, and many muslims are Arab.

The Arabs tend to be considered as a culture as they contain all shades shapes and sizes. The man was identified as being of Somali origin. It would be interesting to see if he acted alone or someone aided him. Security against situations like this can be very difficult to maintain.
Did not we have a thread about Minnesota being super-racist about income inequality between white and blacks, then it turned out Minnesota has shitload of "refugees" from North Africa who were counted in the statistics?
 

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If being <x> explains completely unacceptable acts like getting stabby that is saying that <x> is not capable of civilized behavior.
Please point to where Nice Squirrel wrote anything remotely resembling that being _____ explains anything at all, let alone that it explains unacceptable acts because it appears you are responding to a straw man.

Look at the OP.
 

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Please point to where Nice Squirrel wrote anything remotely resembling that being _____ explains anything at all, let alone that it explains unacceptable acts because it appears you are responding to a straw man.

Look at the OP.
Let me be more specific - please reproduce the words in the OP that even remotely resemble the notion that being_____ explains anything at all, let alone unacceptable acts, because it still appear you are responding to a straw man.
 

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/18/us/minnesota-mall-stabbing/index.html

A man wearing a private security company uniform stabbed eight people at a Minnesota mall before an off-duty police officer shot him dead, authorities said.

Seven of the wounded were treated and released, while one victim remains hospitalized.
None of their injuries are life-threatening, St. Cloud Police chief William B. Anderson said.
Witnesses said the man entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslims before he attacked, police said in a statement.

Racial tensions are extremely high in St Cloud.

Somalis are often harassed in Minnesota.

 

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Somalis are often harassed in Minnesota.

Racial tension in St. Cloud have been on edge a long time before Somalis came to Minnesota. Nor do racial tensions require Somalis. Nor does an instance of poor behavior by one group negate the reality of racial tensions. I realize that genetics explains the persistence of irrelevancy and illogic in your posts, but it is not an excuse.


The attacker is now identified as having Kenyan descent and as a soldier of ISIS. The FBI is investigating this as an act of terrorism (source: http://www.startribune.com/st-cloud-mall-closed-until-monday-is-crime-scene-after-stabbings/393872071/)
 
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