Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Domestic Terrorism

It's time we admitted we face the very real threat of domestic terrorism from people, who are, in fact, white and American by birth. That's not to say that radical Islam isn't also a threat, but it shouldn't be considered partisan to refer to the two men who were arrested yesterday as what they are: terrorists. So, too, by definition, Ms. Palin, are those individuals, who would blow up buildings and people to make political statements.
the term “terrorism” means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents

- the definition of Terrorism under U.S. Law
More on the two neo-Nazis, who planned to assassinate Barack Obama and 102 innocent African-Americans.

Looking at the National Review's Corner today, aside from a startlingly brief mention by Kathryn Jean Lopez, you'd almost think the incident didn't happen. Apparently, some on the far right would like to ignore this sort of thing and just hope it goes away, but when there's an act of terror by Islamic fundamentalists, all we hear is "Where's the outrage?" if mainstream Muslims are perceived as not condemning the acts right away. A little consistency and intellectual honesty would be refreshing.

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