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    PostThe Last Outlaw Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:32 pm

    Ancient Hatreds, Modern Methods: How Social Media And Political Division Feed Attacks On Sacred Spaces I5Bn3

    From The Washington Post

    Marc Fisher, Roxana Popescu and Kayla Epstein of The Washington Post wrote:
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    Inspired by the devastating impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and enabled by the largely unchecked freedoms of social media, individual extremists have launched a steady series of assaults on religious institutions around the world, the latest at a California synagogue.

    Chabad of Poway, where a shooter left one woman dead and three people injured Saturday, joins a list of places of worship that have become symbols of the growing ability of lone actors and small groups to kill people, sow fear and leave law enforcement, tech companies and governments looking helpless.

    In the most recent wave of assaults, over the past six months, attackers have targeted Jews as they worshiped at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in October and at the Chabad of Poway near San Diego during the end of Passover; Christians at Easter services in Sri Lanka; and Muslims praying in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    The nature and frequency of these attacks have raised urgent questions about how to fight extremism in a time of political polarization, largely unregulated social media and diminished trust in community organizations, including religious and political institutions.

    “The main culprits are social media and the total collapse of any sense of bipartisanship about how to fight hate in America,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, director of global social action at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization. “Evildoers around the world learned from the 9/11 terrorists that you don’t need the backing of a state or a mass movement. And then individuals who are probably psychiatric cases are inspired to do these things because social media spreads a culture of hate in the most public ways, and encrypted communications allows them to go private to discuss the how-tos.”

    The suspect in the Poway shooting, a 19-year-old nursing student who was arrested and identified by police as John T. Earnest, apparently published a manifesto online, an increasingly common way for assailants to spread their ideologies and offer their versions of an explanation for the unthinkable. This one is a lengthy, rambling document markedly similar to the one posted by the avowed white supremacist who was charged with killing 50 people in New Zealand last month.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ancient-hatreds-modern-methods-how-social-media-and-political-division-feed-attacks-on-sacred-spaces/2019/04/28/51543e1a-69d5-11e9-a66d-a82d3f3d96d5_story.html?utm_term=.14c7cac2401b
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ancient-hatreds-modern-methods-how-social-media-and-political-division-feed-attacks-on-sacred-spaces/ar-BBWnJvT

    I know that The Washington Post has printed this in their newspaper and posted this to their online version, but it's also their opinion.  An opinion, I do not share.  I say this simply because it's not about what one Democrat or one Republican say.  It doesn't matter if it's posted to Facebook, Twitter or even "The 'Gram."  What matters is what lies in a person's heart.  The Bible clearly states that.

    Proverbs 23:7a (NKJV) wrote:For as he thinks in his heart, so is he

    These massacres are not attributed to Democrats or Republicans, nor is it attributed to whether it's on any Social Media platform.  No, it's all about what the person is thinking in his head and in his heart.  If they never thought this way, none of these massacres would never have happened.

    Just Saying.
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