Trump fabricates terrorism attack?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by jpietrzak8, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. jpietrzak8 macrumors 65816

    jpietrzak8

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    I dunno if Trump had any role in this latest bit of news (as he doesn't seem to put much effort into examining the documents his administration puts out), but at least one of the entries on his list of "underreported terrorist attacks" was the killing of backpackers Mia Ayliffe-Chung and Tom Jackson by a crazed slasher. The problem, of course, is that the killer was a crazed slasher, not an Islamic terrorist. He'd apparently been stalking the woman, and had earlier stabbed a dog and been known to mumble incoherently at times.

    The parents of both victims are now incensed that Trump is using the deaths of their children to further his own political program. From a WaPo article:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...s-false-terror-claims/?utm_term=.169f200da0cb
     
  2. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Crazy story. And the dude who did it sounds straight up crazy. Perhaps the terrorism angle came from witnesses who said he was yelling "Allahu Akbar" as he was killing her. But it does definitely sound like he was just crazy and not a terrorist.
     

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