MirageRe: Your one in the USA was a one off andWed Mar 14, 2012 02:39188.8.131.52It wasn't actually a one off. Other similar plots were stopped before they could be enacted and there have been efforts to make the materials used to create these types of explosions more difficult to obtain. This is hard because it is possible to create powerful explosives from fertilizer and other substances which have common uses.
The people responsible for that attack were New World Order conspiracy theorists of a Christian variety, but there are also fringe secularist groups which hold similar political/religious conspiracy beliefs.
You should be aware of these groups because they sometimes have websites which do not make who they are and the more controversial aspects of what they believe obvious, because they realize people will discount them if they do. In recent years many of them have turned their attention to the idea that Islam is at the heart of this New World Order, so when you are researching on the internet, you should be careful to check your sources these days. You probably don't want to get information about Islam accidentally from a source run by people who fail to mention that they also believe aliens are working with Obama to take over the world, or something like that. There are people who believe such things but can come across as very mainstream when they are directing their messages to the public rather than members who know the "secrets." If a site claims to be a research institute, for example, look for their board of directors information and the qualifications of their experts. I've seen some very professional looking social issues and political sites which turned out to be run by one or a very few people with credentials that are not generally considered "real" or applicable credentials. Some of these sites are so polished I have known very smart people to accept them at first. Some groups like this have a lot of money from donations. They are entitled to believe whatever they wish, but obviously they are not entitled to blow things up, and their propaganda sometimes causes a great deal of misinformation which obscures real and verifiable information which is of genuine concern.
Not all Muslims are on a word jihad campaign so I am not sure which group you are talking about in this context. Muslims are *not* united into a single group. Some people who consider themselves Muslims do not consider some other people who consider themselves to be Muslims to be Muslims, for example. There are conflicting fatwas which have been issued by different sources.
- Your one in the USA was a one off and Kasey, Tue Mar 13 06:45anything to do with Ireland was as much RC v's Protestant as it was Irish nationalism and neither was on a world wide jihad campaign to enforce their will. That does need to be remembered.... more
- Re: Your one in the USA was a one off and Mirage, Wed Mar 14 02:39