Today, on either CNN or MSNBC I encountered a news piece that once again started me wondering how much our perceptions are affected by where we live.
An Israeli Muslim construction worker with no apparent political or militant history turned the bulldozer he was driving down a street in Jerusalem and into a weapon, overturned a bus and instilled terror in the people on that street. He was being labeled a terrorist for his actions, but was he really a terrorist is the sense that the term "terrorist" is applied in that part of the world?
If a similar incident occurred in the United States and other regions of the world authorities and the public would be looking for a more personal reason that drove the man to engage in such an insane action. Is this man being labeled a terrorist simply because of his religion and where he lived?