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Military Wife is Compared to a Terrorist

Posted by on Jul. 19, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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reposted from military dot com

Controversy Erupts Over Spouse’s Comparison to Terrorist

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A West Virginia mother and military wife recently came under fire for tweeting a string of pictures in which she proudly displays her conservative ideals. Holly Fisher and her husband were recently eating Chick-fil-A near a Hobby Lobby building while Fisher wore a pro-life shirt. The couple decided to take a picture and post it online. Fisher’s tweet came with this warning: “ATTENTION LIBERALS: do NOT look at this picture. Your head will most likely explode.” Their actions came soon after a ruling allowing companies to refuse certain types of contraceptives in insurance plans due to religious beliefs.

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While Fisher did receive some attention for the photo, her displays escalated as she was goaded by friends and trolls alike. Fisher responded to a supposed death threat with a picture of herself holding a rifle with the tag, “Come at me, Bro.” Some of her fans said she could easily step up the patriotic paraphernalia, and so she took a third picture. In the final photo, Fisher holds a rifle in one hand and a bible in the other while standing in front of an American flag, and it is by far the photo that drew the most ire.

Fisher’s Twitter page immediately spun out of control. Her display of conservative and national pride offended a swathe of people, and comments ranged from questioning her intelligence to wishing harm on her and her family.  In defense of the photo, Fisher said “It was Independence Day. I’m standing in front of a flag that represents our freedom; I’m representing the First Amendment and the Second Amendment on the day that we are celebrating our independence.”

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Soon after, someone posted a side-by-side comparison of Holly Fisher and a woman clad in Islamic imagery holding a rifle and a copy of the Quran. The photos sparked debates all over the internet about whether or not there was a valid difference in the photos. The initial argument was that both women are wielding symbols of violence, religion, and patriotism in nearly identical ways. Many have inferred from the comparison that Holly’s display is too visually similar to what terrorist’s overseas display.

According to the National Review Online, the other woman is most likely Reem Riyashi, a Palestinian mother who detonated a bomb planted on her body and subsequently killed herself and four Israelis. Critics of the comparison claim that while they are visually similar, Holly has professed no belief in using violence to enforce Christianity whereas Reem did use lethal force to project national and religious beliefs.

“And they are comparing me to someone who despises this country and hates this country, and would kill all of us, if given the opportunity,” said Holly.

What do you think of the controversy?
Do you think the comparison between her and Reem is a valid one?
by on Jul. 19, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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mom2jessnky
by Dedi on Jul. 19, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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Don't put extremist, inflammatory shit on the internet if you're going to get sand in your vag over it.

If you don't want backlash for being an extremist...uh...DON'T be an extremist. And if you're going to be one, you need thicker skin. The chick is a moron. The "Terrorist" Loves her country and religion too and will do anything to defend them, so yeah Gun Slinging Sue and the so called terrorist have a lot in common.

jas_momof2
by アニメの雌犬 on Jul. 19, 2014 at 9:55 AM
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People are stupid...  That this is a comparison is idiotic, that this is a story is idiotic...

chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Jul. 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM
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It's food for thought. Christians are using force, make no mistake. If you don't believe that people who identify themselves as Christian don't use deadly force, you didn't pay attention in history class or to current events.

Mommy2Bri425
by on Jul. 19, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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 Eh, I don't care. She's just an attention seeker. I wouldn't mind having legs like hers, though. 

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jul. 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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Definitely seeking attention here...

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 20, 2014 at 8:38 AM
I'm a Christian. The Christians I know as well as myself don't use deadly force on anyone. Just because some Christians act that way doesn't mean we all do.

Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

It's food for thought. Christians are using force, make no mistake. If you don't believe that people who identify themselves as Christian don't use deadly force, you didn't pay attention in history class or to current events.

mom2jessnky
by Dedi on Jul. 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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Same for Muslims. Most of them are perfectly peaceful people.

Quoting Anonymous: I'm a Christian. The Christians I know as well as myself don't use deadly force on anyone. Just because some Christians act that way doesn't mean we all do.
Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

It's food for thought. Christians are using force, make no mistake. If you don't believe that people who identify themselves as Christian don't use deadly force, you didn't pay attention in history class or to current events.


ReadWriteLuv
by Silver Member on Jul. 20, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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Hmmm....I'm going to keep my mouth shut on this one and just watch this thread.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 20, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Exactly!

Quoting mom2jessnky:

Same for Muslims. Most of them are perfectly peaceful people.

Quoting Anonymous: I'm a Christian. The Christians I know as well as myself don't use deadly force on anyone. Just because some Christians act that way doesn't mean we all do.

Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

It's food for thought. Christians are using force, make no mistake. If you don't believe that people who identify themselves as Christian don't use deadly force, you didn't pay attention in history class or to current events.

chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Jul. 20, 2014 at 10:38 AM
I think you missed her point. Or perhaps we missed yours.

Quoting Anonymous: Exactly!

Quoting mom2jessnky:

Same for Muslims. Most of them are perfectly peaceful people.

Quoting Anonymous: I'm a Christian. The Christians I know as well as myself don't use deadly force on anyone. Just because some Christians act that way doesn't mean we all do.

Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

It's food for thought. Christians are using force, make no mistake. If you don't believe that people who identify themselves as Christian don't use deadly force, you didn't pay attention in history class or to current events.

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