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21 Jun, 2015

What if the Charleston killing was carried out by a Muslim – The Nation, Thailand

Last week, a 21-year-old white male walked into a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina and shot dead nine people attending an evening Bible study. The young man, Dylann Storm Roof, was caught not long after the incident. He confessed to the killings of the nine African-American in an act that the local police chief classified as “hate crime”.

But as it became clearer that Roof was a white supremacist who embraced a racist ideology – and who reportedly told his friends that he wanted to kill enough black people to start a race war in America – many people are wondering why law enforcement officials were still sticking to the same word and not calling the act what it is – domestic terrorism.

Read the rest: The terrorism the US is turning a blind eye to – The Nation