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Old 20th June 2017, 01:10 PM   #1521
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Originally Posted by tyr_13 View Post
Deranged people can't be effected by ideological justifications for violence?

It appears to me that many of the most damaging acts of terrorism and violence have been by people who were already deeply troubled who then latch onto a belief system that justifies that violence in some way, like ISIS, or anti-government right wing militias. Does the Oklahoma city bombing not count now too? The same excuse was made of the Mosque shootings. Being deranged, in and of itself, is no valid reason to dismiss other factors.

In this case, you might be right. You also might be wrong. The chief might be wrong. But the reasoning, 'he was already dangerous and deranged, therefore some other factor couldn't be in play' is wrong.

Or as theprestige put it, 'no true revolutionary'.
I'm just playing the odds. The guy stabbed people in the past, and he stabbed someone again. One person says he is a "major Trump supporter", so now it's in the "Massive Wave Of Hate" thread. That is the only reason it's here. That's as far as I'm going with this.
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