Attack on "Draw the Prophet" event.

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BoogieMonster (May 04, 2015, 09:50:26 AM):
Sounds like the only people going below the clay are the 2 attackers. Guess that's what you get when attacking Texans.

Quote from: ABC news
Two people were fatally shot Sunday outside a Garland, Texas, community center that was hosting an event displaying cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, local officials said.

Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said that two men drove up to the community center and "opened fire on the security officers" hired to protect the event before being shot themselves.

Neither of the suspects have been identified because their bodies remain on the street where they were shot as police teams are using robots to see if the car they pulled up in was rigged with explosives. Harn said that the bodies will be cleared once the vehicle is checked for potential explosives. Precautionary detonations could be heard overnight, as police continued to assess the crime scene.

One unarmed security guard from the local school district, which owns the community center where the event was held, was shot in the ankle but his injuries are said to be non-life threatening, according to Harn. Other Garland police officers who were on the scene were the ones who fatally shot the two suspects.
brianvds (May 04, 2015, 14:55:32 PM):
I wonder if, within the religious law of Islam, it is acceptable for a Muslim to burn a cartoon of the prophet. On the one hand, you are burning a piece of blasphemy. On the other, you are burning a picture of the prophet. >:D
BoogieMonster (May 04, 2015, 15:27:09 PM):
I wonder if this is a good time to contrast strict gun laws and liberal gun laws:

France: Entire office full of utterly defenceless people gunned down, initially attackers get away and it takes a country-wide man-hunt to deal retroactive retribution.
Texas: Attackers don't even make it through front door, 0 innocents *killed.

Fair point: These were security guards. But you have to imagine, being Texas, the event was chock-full of gun-carrying civilians who could've done the same.
Mefiante (May 04, 2015, 17:51:13 PM):
On the topic of the tricky and convoluted pitfalls of debating ethics, here’s a very recent and prominent example that is peripherally relevant to the matter at hand.

BoogieMonster (May 05, 2015, 09:47:44 AM):
Perhaps you meant to post this in the assisted suicide thread?


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