They were more than willing cry "Terrorism" over the Ft. Hood shooting even though the FBI had already cleared Maj. Hasan of any operational ties to terrorist groups.
Even though Laura Ingraham has already tried to falsely claim this tragedy was the act of a "muslim extremist", a false assertion that was dittoed by Jennifer Rubin at the WaPo as did the Murdoch Journal before scrubbing it, as did the AEI and Cliff May at Pajamas Media, and of course, Michelle Malkin, Andrew Breitbart and Eric Erickson - the fact is that it wasn't!
How are these bigots going to deal with it the fact that?
And aren't these types of false accusations the same thing that Sarah Palin once screeched was a "Blood Libel"?
What do they say now after claiming (as did Brian Kilmeade) that "All Muslim's aren't Terrorists, but all Terrorists are Muslim"?
This guy wasn't a Muslim, in fact he was One of their Own.
The man now charged by police for both attacks is a right-wing 32-year-old Norwegian “fundamentalist Christian” (per Norwegian police) with — far from ties to Muslim extremist motivations — a particular animus toward Islam, which he’s labeled a “hate ideolog(y).”
Political Violence isn't endemic to any particular religious belief or ideology, but all of them are potentially prone to the deadly consequences of extremism, hatred and intolerance.
Just as a refresher this is a long way from the first Right-Wing NutJob to blow up into a homicidal disaster.
Here's a quick laundry list:
Timothy McVeigh was absolutely trying to start a movement and that movement is indeed growing. First off, he didn't act alone - he had multiple accomplices (Michael Fortier & Terry Nichols) who had the same radical anti-ethnic, anti-government, hyper-Christian point of view that he did - as outlined and guided by the infamous Turner Diaries. He used to sell copies of that book in order to "Spread it's message". He wanted to start a War within the U.S. between White Christians on one side with Non-Whites/Non-Christians and the U.S. Government on the other side.
That movement is growing as we've seen by attempt by the Michigan Hutaree Militia to start a New U.S. Civil War, Just like McVeigh Tried to Do!
These guys wore a patch on their shoulder which stated "C.C.R." for "Colonial Christian Republic". Muslim? I think not.
More on these nutballs from Eugene Robinson.According to the indictment, the group had been plotting for two years to assassinate federal, state or local police officers. "Possible such acts which were discussed," the indictment says, "included killing a member of law enforcement after a traffic stop, killing a member of law enforcement and his or her family at home, ambushing a member of law enforcement in rural communities, luring a member of law enforcement with a false 911 emergency call and then killing him or her, and killing a member of law enforcement and then attacking the funeral procession motorcade" with homemade bombs.
But for the most part, far-left violence in this country has gone the way of the leisure suit and the AMC Gremlin. An anti-globalization movement, including a few window-smashing anarchists, was gaining traction at one point, but it quickly diminished after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. An environmental group and an animal-rights group have been linked with incidents of arson. Beyond those particulars, it is hard to identify any kind of leftist threat.
By contrast, there has been explosive growth among far-right, militia-type groups that identify themselves as white supremacists, "constitutionalists," tax protesters and religious soldiers determined to kill people to uphold "Christian" values. Most of the groups that posed a real danger, as the Hutaree allegedly did, have been infiltrated and dismantled by authorities before they could do any damage. But we should never forget that the worst act of domestic terrorism ever committed in this country was authored by a member of the government-hating right wing: Timothy McVeigh's bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
It is dishonest for right-wing commentators to insist on an equivalence that does not exist. The danger of political violence in this country comes overwhelmingly from one direction -- the right, not the left. The vitriolic, anti-government hate speech that is spewed on talk radio every day -- and, quite regularly, at Tea Party rallies -- is calibrated not to inform but to incite.
According to Kilmeade these guys are all "Muslims"? Really?
How about this dude, Joe Stack, who pulled an al Qeada by flying his plane into the IRS buliding in Austin Texas, you might argue he was crazy and suicidal, but you couldn't argue that he was a Muslim!
How about this guy - Scott Roeder - who methodically stalked and killed Dr. George Tiller and is now being investigated as being part of a multi-state conspiracy to murder, intimidate and firebomb doctors, by radical, extremist anti-abortion activist/terrorists including a shadowy group that calls themselves the "Army of God".
Is this guy a Muslim?
That group continues to openly support the actions of this guy - Eric Rudolph - who bombed the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, several women's health clinics and a gay nightclub.
Another Army of God Member - Shelley Shannon - whom Roeder visited before shooting Tiller because she'd shot him BEFORE has posted on the Army of God Website instructions on How To Firebomb a Clinic!How to Destroy a Killing Center if You're Just an Old Grandma
Who Can't Even Get the Fire Started in Her Fireplace
by Shelley Shannon
*Please re-type or photocopy this and burn the copy you were given, with the fingerprints thereof. Thanks.
The biggest hurdle was being willing to even consider that God could indeed require this work of anyone. Christians don't do that kind of thing, do they? But prayer and God cleared that up. Then I realized that I needed to stop the killing too. I prayed, "God, if you really want me to do this, you're gonna have to show me how, because I can't even get the fire started in my fireplace." The ideas kept coming, including thoughts from people who had accomplished Big Rescue. My plan was to fill five plastic milk cartons (the kind with the pop off tops) with gasoline, throw them through the window, throw in a lit torch (a stick with oil-soaked rags tied on the end), and scram. I had to know for sure I had God's how, when and where before I would act. If I was going to spend what's left of my life in prison or die in an explosion, I was at least going to do so in the will of God!
Army of God's titular leader, "Rev" Donald Spitz, has put together Tribute Videos to Killers like Paul Hill who shot a doctor and his bodyguard in Florida with a Shotgun, and was later visited in jail by -- Shelley Shannon. AOG has even published their own "How to be a Terrorist" Manual.
I'm not thinking this guy is a "Muslim", but he is a Terrorist and he is part of a growing movement.
One that includes this guy, James Adkisson, who walked into a Unitarian Church in Knoxville Tennesse and shot 5 people - killing 2 of them - because they were, in his opinion, too "Liberal"? Political Terrorism? You bet.
From Adkisson's "Note":"Know this if nothing else: This was a hate crime. I hate the damn left-wing liberals. There is a vast left-wing conspiracy in this country & these liberals are working together to attack every decent & honorable institution in the nation, trying to turn this country into a communist state. Shame on them....
Or this guy who killed three Pittsburgh Police Officers either because he was frustrated with his girlfriend or "Obama Wants to Take Away My Guns" - or both.
Or this guy, James Von Brunn, a Neo-Nazi who shot up the Holocaust Museum in Washington killing a security guard who was opening the door for him, before other guards could take him down. All of which was a fortunate thing for his next target, David Axelrod.
Or James Cummings, another Neo-Nazy/Supremacist who tried to build a Radiological Dirty Bomb in Maine to attack the Presidency of Barack Obama.Amber (Cummings) indicated James was very upset with Barack Obama being elected President," reported the Washington Regional Threat and Analysis Center (PDF link). "She indicated James had been in contact with ‘white supremacist group(s).’ Amber also indicated James mixed chemicals in the kitchen sink at their residence and had mentioned ‘dirty bombs.’"
"Also found was literature on how to build ‘dirty bombs’ and information about cesium-137, strontium-90 and cobalt-60, radioactive materials," said the Bangor Daily. "The FBI report also stated there was evidence linking James Cummings to white supremacist groups. This would seem to confirm observations by local tradesmen who worked at the Cummings home that he was an ardent admirer of Adolf Hitler and had a collection of Nazi memorabilia around the house, including a prominently displayed flag with swastika. Cummings claimed to have pieces of Hitler’s personal silverware and place settings, painter Mike Robbins said a few days after the shooting."
Perhaps the fact that most of these Terrorists are coming from The Right is why people like Kilmeade attempt to completely discard them from reality. Maybe it's because more than a few of them have been directly inspired by Fox News!
People like Gregory Guisti who threated to Kill Nancy Pelosi.Washington, DC - Today, after the mother of Gregory Giusti -- the man arrested for allegedly threatening Speaker Nancy Pelosi's life over health care reform -- stated that Fox News was a factor in her son's alleged actions, Media Matters for America released the following statement:"The violent language and scare tactics we see on Fox News every day have real consequences," said Eric Burns, President of Media Matters. "This is a network that ran a 14-month campaign against health care reform, which left their viewers confused and angry. The question is, now that one of those viewers has allegedly threatened Speaker Pelosi's life over health care reform, is Fox News going to do anything about it?"
Threatening a politician, is violence for political reasons - otherwise known as Terrorism.
And what about this guy - Byron Williams - who was on his way to kill members of the ACLU and Tides Foundation because Glenn Beck Told Him they were DANGEROUS until he was stopped during a gunfight with Oakland Police.
The Ring-Wing has yet to admit that any of this was "Terrorism" when it occurred (except for like Oklahoma City - they wrongly blamed it on Muslims), so I'm not really expecting them to suddenly becoming enlightened and realize that their ideology has been directly responsible for the death of hundreds of innocents - and that's even counting the hundreds of thousands of innocents killed in Iraq due to their hair-brained thinking.
However, I'm not going to stop asking them why Maj Hasan is supposedly a "Terrorist" but mass murderer Anders Breivik isn't?
Police and the justice minister said a 32-year-old Norwegian man was arrested on the Island where a man who reportedly introduced himself as a police officer opened fire on teenagers attending a camp of Norway’s ruling Labour Party. The man was reportedly also seen in Oslo before the bombs went off. “The police have every reason to believe there is a connection between the explosions and what happened at Utoya,” police told the New York Times, referring to the island.
The Associated Press reported that a Norwegian public broadcaster named the man in custody as Anders Breivik. The British newspaper The Telegraph reported the same name for the suspect, citing the justice ministry. According to earlier reports on Norwegian television, Breivik, not named yet, had connections to right-wing politics.
A Facebook page (now taken down) bearing the same name as the apparent suspect lists his religion as “Christianity” and his political views as “Conservative.” The interests listed on the page range from the computer game World of Warcraft to the U.S. television show The Commish. A Twitter account also surfaced bearing the name Anders Breivik, but only one tweet had been issued. “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests,” it read. Neither of the online accounts were immediately verifiable.
Another Norwegian news account, as translated by Google, indicated that Breivik harbored anti-Islam sentiment. The report said he identified strongly with nationalism and posted on an anti-Islam right-wing website, where he expressed views in opposition to multiculturalism and internationalism.
Does sound he'd fit right in with the Freeper/Tea Bagger crowd doesn't it? Except of course, for being Norwegian.
The only thing i really expect to hear them say is "If only one of this kids had been packing a gun!", because children with guns is always a real swift idea. But then again, what do you expect from a party that handles the Debt Ceiling negotiations like a pack of Economic Terrorists with a Suicide Default Bomb strapped to their chests?