I would say you are assuming that the fact they are conservative makes a difference in how they are treated based on some sort of percieved victimhood. The poster of of the police killings? Was that posted on a college campus? I'm not surprised. You seem more sensitized to insults towards conservatives than towards liberals. We all make assumptions about motives . You say you you take their poster at face value (no questioning of motives) but you don't seem to take the poster of police killings of blacks at face value. Why the discrepency? You say it's a silly inference. Perhaps you would better understand it if you view as you view it as you would have me view hostile attitudes towards conservatives - that is, view it in the current hostile to Muslims environment which does not make distinctions between terrorists and Muslims. If Brown jumped the gun why has there been no retraction, no correction of his claims? It's been some time now...plenty of time to correct the record. Are you being deliberately deceptive? Surely you realize that CNN's site represents only a fraction (as it states "most notable" terror attacks). There have certainly more than 3 in 40 years. Your second link goes back to this thread so I'm not sure what you are referring to. For example: Which Ideology Has Inspired The Most Murders In Terrorist Attacks On U.S. Soil? Given that...do you think American Muslims on a campus might be justified to feel concerned about how people might react over such a poster? Perhaps that they might have the same feelings of persecution that the conservative group putting forth the poster would have?