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Agree with the family of a victim of Fort Hood shooting?

On Monday, the family of one of the victims offered a hand of support to the Muslim community. Michael Cahill, a physician's assistant at the base, was the only civilian to be killed in the attacks, and his family spoke to CBS News to denounce the scapegoating of Muslims.

"You can't blanket a whole group of people. There's extremists in every religion, and there's extremists all over the world," said Cahill's daughter, Kerry. "And I don't think that we can blanket a whole group of people when this man obviously was ill, I think."

Cahill's other daughter, Keely Vanacker, expanded: "The death of our father, or any of these victims, shouldn't be an excuse or reason to begin to hate an entire group of people."

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 2:42 PM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • While Grease is a lovely movie, the song is not relevant to the topic, Grace. If you mean to deride someone with that song, perhaps you need a break from this question. Derision has no place in an intelligent discussion.

    I agree with the families. It is illogical to assume that all people in a religion, race, sex, etc... are alike. I have met fantastic Muslims, and read about violent ones. I have met loving, sweet, caring Christians, and I have also read about, or met, horrid, cruel ones.

    I do wonder what Grace insists should have been done. Personally, I think this could have been prevented, but in a different manner. Soldiers with PTSD are virtually ignored by the military. This man has been working with the mentally ill for years, in an incredibly stressful job. I can see how he, as an individual, could crack, and not have it be a part of some "evil Muslim scheme".
    Cymbeline

    Answer by Cymbeline at 6:54 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Absolutley.
    Gealach

    Answer by Gealach at 2:43 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • absolutely.
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 2:44 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • We MUST protect our innocent and our way of life, what ever steps are simple smilenecessary.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:47 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Nice to know there's some sane people left in the world...like the family of that poor soldier.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:47 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Thats been my belief since the beginning but that doesn't mean it should NOT be looked into as potentially a terrorist act. It would be stupid not to.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 2:51 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • "You can't blanket a whole group of people. There's extremists in every religion, and there's extremists all over the world," said Cahill's daughter, Kerry. "And I don't think that we can blanket a whole group of people when this man obviously was ill, I think."


     Cahill's other daughter, Keely Vanacker, expanded: "The death of our father, or any of these victims, shouldn't be an excuse or reason to begin to hate an entire group of people."


    THIS is true class! bow downand Insight!

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:52 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • The incident at Fort Hood could have been prevented.


    Political correctness isn't necessarily my strong suit and many decisions I make are made despite my "feelings". 


    My common sense allows me to sleep at night. 


    I have no one's death on my tolerant little heart.

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:53 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • OF COURSE I agree!
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 2:54 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • The incident at Fort Hood could have been prevented. Political correctness isn't necessarily my strong suit and many decisions I make are made despite my "feelings". My common sense allows me to sleep at night. I have no one's death on my tolerant little heart.


    What tolerence? In your post you called our President a Muslim Sympathizer. Your disdain for the whole group is apparent

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

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