History repeats itself

We regularly hear and see on the news of terrorists killing people.  Just today I saw a story http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/police_in_oslo_norway_proclaim_oslo_is_lost.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

About how a violent and outside element has ‘taken’ over a neighborhood.

There have been many examples of ‘terrorism’ in various forms throughout the history of humankind.  In each case, the rest of humankind needed to step in and put a stop to it.

I’m not a historian, but I’ll try to list a few:

  • Visigoths were ruthless attackers.  This didn’t mean that everyone in the Germanic tribes were cruel, but some were.  Their actions/methods needed to be stopped.
  • Crusaders.  This didn’t mean that all Christians were killing based on their beliefs, but some were.  Their actions/methods needed to be stopped.
  • The Mafia (e.g., from Chicago) killed to gain and maintain power and wealth. This didn’t mean that all Italians and people from Sicily  killed in cold blood, but some were.  Their actions/methods needed to be stopped.
  • Ditto for the drug dealers in Mexico.

In each case they trained ‘their own’ from their own – from their own families and groups and those that held the same beliefs.

When Muslims* kill it doesn’t mean all Muslims are evil, but some are. For the ones that are terrorists, their actions/methods needed to be stopped.

*Or fill in the blank with any other group from which a group emerges that uses violence and killing to achieve their ends.