The bomb threats weren't called in by ISIS or Al Qaeda or white supremacist militias. Apparently the threats were called in by anti-GamerGate activists. I guess somewhere in the same building was an event called SPJ AirPlay, which was targeted.
Someone threatened to explode my mom over video games.
|This is my mom. I think she played Angry Birds once.|
Whatever GamerGate is about I would like to humbly suggest that just maybe its not worth blowing people up over. Specifically - I would like to suggest it isn't worth blowing up my mom over. It also isn't worth shouting fire in a crowded theater (or bomb in a crowded hotel as the case may be).
|My mom took this picture as the police cordoned off the area several blocks around the venue. Notice that peoples homes are within the cordoned off area. Presumably they had nothing to do with GamerGate, either.|
Maybe when people say things you disagree with, the best thing you can do is to try to convince them otherwise. Maybe the solution to bad speech is good speech. One thing is for sure: blowing up my mom is not the solution.
[EDIT: There seems to be some confusion about the event and what was going on. The building targeted for the bomb threat had been rented out for the Society of Professional Journalists for a conference. Its my current understanding that SPJ AirPlay (SPJ=Society of Professional Journalists) was one of the several talks at that conference, which also included an awards ceremony. My mom did not attend AirPlay.]