I heard a brief Fox News radio report a few hours ago about the Oslo terrorist bombing and shooting. The update did not mention that this crime was an act of right-wing Christian extremism. I felt if this terrorism had been conducted by Muslims, that Fox would have reported this fact on the radio.
I want to be certain that people understand who committed the terrorist acts we saw in Oslo this past Friday.
The Norwegian man charged Saturday with a pair of attacks in Oslo that killed at least 92 people left behind a detailed manifesto outlining his preparations and calling for a Christian war to defend Europe against the threat of Muslim domination.., Anders Behring Breivik, 32. The police identified him as a right-wing fundamentalist Christian, while acquaintances described him as a gun-loving Norwegian obsessed with what he saw as the threats of multiculturalism and Muslim immigration.”
I’m not suggesting that people either here in America or elsewhere in the world who share the views of Mr. Breivik are going to go out and kill people. I’m simply saying that the Fox report I heard left out an important detail.
You can read what took place and who committed the crime and draw your own conclusions. This is just as you would do in any case after a terrible deed has been committed.
Mother Jones Magazine, a great liberal journal of news and opinion, has more on Mr. Breivik and the motives behind his actions. Read it and decide what you think.
Threats are being made against Members of Congress who voted for the Health Care Reform bill.
From the New York Times—
“Representative Steny H. Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland and the majority leader, said at least 10 House members had raised concerns about their personal security since Sunday’s climactic vote, and Mr. Hoyer characterized the cases as serious. At least two Congressional district offices were vandalized and Representative Louise M. Slaughter, a senior Democrat from New York, received a phone message threatening sniper attacks against lawmakers and their families. Ms. Slaughter also reported that a brick was thrown through a window of her office in Niagara Falls, and Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, said Monday that her Tucson office was vandalized after the vote. The Associated Press reported that the authorities in Virginia were investigating a cut propane line to an outdoor grill at the home of a brother of Representative Tom Perriello of Virginia, after the address was mistakenly listed on a Tea Party Web site as the residence of the congressman. Representative Bart Stupak, Democrat of Michigan and a central figure in the measure’s abortion provisions, reported receiving threatening phone calls. Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the highest-ranking black lawmaker in the House, said he received an anonymous fax showing the image of a noose.”
These types of threats are at the very least acts that merit placement on some type of watch list, and that merit further monitoring and investigation by the the proper authorities.
With all this talk about secession and nullification and with all these threats about votes taken as part of the legitimate workings of our democracy, it is time to wonder about the basic Americanism of many on the right.
Why don’t conservatives want to be part of our country and why can’t they accept the results of the ballot box?
And of course we can’t forget terrorist tax hater Joseph Stack who earlier this year smashed his plane into the side of the IRS building in Austin, Texas.
Threats against Democrats and against people who don’t agree with the far right-wing agenda of the Tea Party and of today’s Republican Party, must be kept under close review by law enforcement and by federal agents responsible for preventing acts of terror.
We can’t allow another Timothy McVeigh to do terrible harm to federal employees and other decent Americans.
Here is a video clip of Ken Hunter. Mr Hunter is the son of Vernon Hunter. Vernon Hunter is the IRS worker who was killed by the terrorist tax-resister Joseph Stack. Mr. Stack is the person who flew his airplane into the side of the IRS building in Austin, Texas last week.
Vernon Hunter was father of six, a Vietnam veteran, and a dedicated public servant.
Some people think Mr. Stack is a hero of some sort. Yet the clear fact is that a person who flies an airplane into the side of the building is a terrorist.
Paying taxes is part of what makes us citizens in a free society. The person who resists paying taxes with violence is a terrorist and a traitor.
I’m watching television coverage of the act of terrorism committed by the tax-
hating Texan who smashed a plane into a building in Austin, Texas. This building contains offices of the Internal Revenue Service.
The terrorist left a note indicating his hate for the IRS. In this note, he calls for other people to commit acts of violence.
When you smash an airplane into a building, you’ve committed an act of terrorism. It makes no difference if you are a Muslim or a tax-hating Texan.
Below is a list from the Associated Press of violent and terroristic acts committed since 1993 against the providers of legal abortion services. The May 31 murder of Dr. George Tiller is the latest addition to this list.
These acts have been committed in the name of the so-called pro-life movement.
May 31, 2009: Prominent late-term abortion provider George Tiller is shot and killed in a Wichita church where he was serving as an usher. The gunman fled but a city official said a suspect is in custody.
_ April 25, 2007: Authorities say Paul Ross Evans placed a homemade bomb in the parking lot of the Austin Women’s Health Center in Texas. A bomb squad disposes of the device, which contained two pounds of nails. There are no injuries.
_ Oct. 23, 1998: Dr. Barnett Slepian is fatally shot in his home in a suburb of Buffalo, N.Y. Militant abortion opponent James Kopp is convicted of the murder in 2003 and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
_ Jan. 29, 1998: A bomb explodes just outside a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic, killing a police officer and wounding several others. Eric Rudolph later pleads guilty to that incident and the deadly bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He justifies the Alabama bombing in an essay from prison, writing that Jesus would condone “militant action in defense of the innocent.”
_ Jan. 16, 1997: Two bomb blasts an hour apart rock an Atlanta building containing an abortion clinic. Seven people are injured. Rudolph is charged by federal authorities in October 1998.
_ Dec. 30, 1994: John Salvi opens fire with a rifle inside two Boston-area abortion clinics, killing two receptionists and wounding five others. Sentenced to life without parole, he kills himself in prison in 1996.
Hey Senator McCain—Do My Jewish In-Laws Favor Surrender To Terrorists? Or How About My Dad Who Fought In Korea?
In dropping out of the race for President, Mitt Romney said voting for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton would be akin to surrendering to terrorists.
Campaigning last week Senator John McCain said advocates of a timed-withdrawal in Iraq are in favor of surrender.
Do my Jewish in-laws favor surrendering to Islamic terrorists?
Does my father who fought in Korea favor surrendering to terrorists?
Does any American favor surrendering to terrorists?
Is this going to be the Republican theme in 2008?
If so, I will never view Senator McCain, if elected, as my President. His campaign will have been based on the premise that myself and people who believe as I do are disloyal.