Saturday, July 23, 2016

Another true believer

"The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready he is to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause." - Eric Hoffer, The True Believer

Daily Mail: "Munich maniac was mentally ill loner obsessed with shooting sprees".  He called himself "German" but then there's this detail:
But just a week after another teenager attacker launched an ISIS-inspired axe attack on a German train, witnesses in McDonald's described hearing the attacker shouting 'Allahu Akbar' - or 'God is Great' - a cry used by Islamist terrorists during previous attacks. And ISIS supporters took to social media in the hours after yesterday's atrocity to celebrate the killings.
And just like that, you're famous.

1 comment:

Allahell broke loose said...

It's well known that "Allahu Akbar", translated into English, means "I have no discernible motive for doing this." The media always dutifully let that guide their reporting on these kinds of attacks.

One stalwart of the news media added this particularly humorous note to help relieve the horror of the Munich massacre.