Racism In America

The topic today has nothing to do with Barak Obama running for president. This is about an attack on a Muslim mosque in Dayton, Ohio that the news has not reported.

Friday night, as local Muslims gathered together to pray, someone released a chemical irritant into the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, where 300 people were gathered for a Ramadan prayer service. The irritant was released into a room where children were being watched over while their parents took part in the prayer service. The attack hindered the childrens' breathing and caused intense burning sensations in their throats and lungs.

Who are these monsters that are perpetrating terrorist attacks here in America? Most importantly, why is this not being reported by national news outlets?

Many sights that I've read regarding this attack have also mentioned the coincidental release of a DVD through newspapers in swing-states titled Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West. Here are more details about the distribution and the papers that are a part of it. The Clarion Fund, which created the video, has paid for the DVDs to be distributed and Jim McClure, VP of advertising for the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC likened it to distributing cereal or tubes of toothpaste. Somehow, I feel like there is a bit of a difference between a consumable product and one that is little more than a propaganda tool.

After the scare tactics that were used last year concerning Obama once being Muslim, I can't see this as anything more than this political year's Swift-Boat commercials. Except for the fact that this video has moved a monster of a human being to attack children. The Clarion Fund has openly come out and supported John McCain. It was removed, but I don't know how long it was up. It was most likely removed due to the fact that as a charity it is supposed to be non-partisan. I don't want anyone to think that I am accusing McCain of supporting the actions of this group and the actions of those monsters that gassed the children in Dayton. But some message needs to be made on behalf of his camp rejecting the endorsement of Clarion or any other group that condones these actions. Obama was insisted upon to denounce the endorsements of radicals during the primary campaigns.

My outrage of this also stems to the media outlets that have not made this national news. Yes, we are in a turbulent economic time, but when a handful of people committed terrorism against America it stopped the presses. Would it have made more news if these people had died? What level of fear does a story require to reach before it becomes news? Doesn't a threat of harm to any American require some kind of response, or do we have to wait for body bags to pile up?

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