90 percent of tweets about terror, what 'plays into' terrorists hands, how "the terrorists win" etc are full-on nonsense.
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) June 5, 2017
When are we going to stop with this nonsense?
— Andrea Howe (@andreavhowe) June 4, 2017
Mehdi Hasan, Intercept columnist and host at Al Jazeera English, probably thought this was a smart response to Saturday’s deadly terror attack in London.
Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t:
There is, by definition, only one way to really defeat terrorism.
To refuse to be terrorized.#London
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) June 4, 2017
Sorry, Mehdi. But that’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.
There is, by definition, only one way to stay young
To refuse to celebrate birthdayshttps://t.co/37GPsPEdD4
— Ravi Kiran (@ravithinkz) June 4, 2017
New anti-terrorism protocol:
Next time shrapnel comes your way, politely decline.
— Mike Speaks His Mind (@MkSpeaksHisMind) June 5, 2017
Me to sex slave being gang raped by ISIS militants:
"Like…have you considered not being terrorized" https://t.co/eQ6fa7kAtL
— Woko Haram (@Wokieleaksalt) June 5, 2017
Yes, all the dead people from Kabul to London simply should have not let themselves be terrorized. Genius.
— janey 🌱 (@janeygak) June 4, 2017
If only you could have shared this wisdom with my friends who died in the towers. They should have refused to be crushed by the WTC collapse
— DCT (@DanielTurnerDC) June 4, 2017
Come-on terrorism has to be dealt with – what are you suggesting we cuddle up together and say we resist – how many more attacks needed?
— Intelligent Trader (@Intelligentrade) June 4, 2017
Do you have a choice as a victim?
— The Champ (@audioexpression) June 4, 2017
Tell that to someone running at you with a 10 inch knife.
— silly10 (@silly10) June 4, 2017
Hard to achieve when you've been murdered.
— JWF (@JammieWF) June 5, 2017
I refused to be terrorized, am I safe now?
— Twisted Graphics (@twisted147) June 4, 2017
I refuse to be terrorised and have gone about my life as normal.
Terrorism is still happening though.
How does that work then?
— Mrs Plum (@Missplumbum) June 4, 2017
Ok. I refuse.
Have the attacks stopped now?
Any magic words I need to say with my refusal?
Who listens to this inane garbage?
— Paul Dixon (@nufcdixie) June 4, 2017
Try telling that to the families of the dead! It disgusts me that you can tweet this nonsense at this time. #london
— counosboy (@counosboy) June 4, 2017
Maybe Mr. Hasan could consider this alternative anti-terrorism strategy:
You misspelled" proactively take out terrorists"
— Ty Koehn (@wildthang1471) June 5, 2017
Another way to defeat terrorism is to kill terrorists until they can't or won't terrorize any more. https://t.co/NBRerPUm1Y
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) June 5, 2017