Five Dead Military Members

…but of COURSE we should be worried about…anxious MUSLIMS.

Chattanooga Muslims mourning, anxious after shootings

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — As the death toll rose to five, a handful of governors ordered National Guardsmen to take up arms in response to the brazen attacks on two Tennessee military sites.

In Chattanooga, a city that prides itself on strong ties between people of different faiths, some Muslims feared the community’s perception of them had changed after the shooting rampage Thursday. A 24-year-old man and fellow Muslim killed four Marines and wounded three others, including a sailor who died Saturday from his wounds.

Mohsin Ali, a member of the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, said he hoped the local community didn’t dissolve into turmoil the way others have in the region over the building of mosques and other matters. Peaceful coexistence has largely prevailed here.

“We, our kids, feel 100 percent American and Chattanoogan,” said the Pakistani-born Ali, who is a child psychiatrist. “Now they are wondering if that is how people still look at them.”

Personally, I think they should be looking at themselves…but that’s just me.

6 Responses to “Five Dead Military Members”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    My suggestion to Mohsin is to take this opportunity to stand with your fellow Chattanoogans the same way the good people of Charleston stood together in the face of an act of horrid evil.

  2. JeffS says:

    Well, it’s not like there are people booing at the statement that “Muslim lives matter, all lives matter“.

  3. aelfheld says:

    Muslims Fear Backlash Over Tomorrow’s Shooting Rampage

    (w/ apologies to Tim Blair)

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    @aelfeld – I doubt he will mind you using that – it is quite appropriate.

    And Gunslinger has a very good suggestion. Will it be listened to? That is the question.

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    OTOH, citizens (both off duty police/sheriffs and just local joes) have been showing up to guard recruiting centers.

    The government may be fubar, but we aren’t.

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Also this. With any luck, our military will allow their people arms out of sheer humiliation.

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