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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
This was such a shock when it came on the news the night it happened. Almost instantly--I suspect because of how it sounds--the news was picked up by news organizations around the world.
There's this debate on whether what the feds did was right or not. I think what's more important is the fact that because the guy actually meant to commit his crime, if he would have gotten in touch with the wrong people, I think he may have had the capability to sucessfully pull off what he thought he was doing.
Sure, maybe the feds were too elaborate and created too much unnecessary unease, but more importantly, maybe this fear is needed in such a place as the Northwest. It's such an obscure place, it would be a perfect place to catch unsuspecting people off guard.
Just the fact that someone had meant to do this means that someone else could actually pull it off. It's sad that we now need to be wary of our surroundings, especially in a place we know so well.
Also, in regard to the arsons, everyone who blames the entire Muslim population for crimes committed by manics like this should wake up and see that not all religious people mean harm. Fortunately, many know better than to interpret their holy texts as facts, a big difference from the days when people's lives were run entirely by religion. I see this as a progress toward reason, and perhaps a better future for humanity.
This is an atheist speaking. You can find me on Tumblr, at imaginenoheaven.tumblr.com.
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