|code: 325981||Date: 2012/07/01 - 11:18||source: Islamophobia Today|
Bees Are the New Terrorists; global war on bees
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - In the years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the persistent, overblown threat of terrorism has justified astronomical military spending, the steady erosion of civil rights at home and abroad, and the invasion and bombing of one country after another.
Putting terrorism into proper perspective often yields some interesting comparisons. In recent articles, Danios suggested we should declare war on peanuts since peanut allergies kill more people than Muslim terrorists, and pointed out that Americans much more likely to be killed by their own furniture than by terrorism.
Similarly, a recent report from the British government concluded people in the UK are as likely to be killed by a stinging insect as they are to be killed by terrorism. In response, Gawker’sirreverant Hamilton Nolan has made a compelling case for a global war on bees, and perhaps their wasp and hornet allies–and of course, all the countries that harbor them.