Someone needs to define ‘terrorism’ for Tiller’s killer
Roeder said prosecutors had “made libelous allegations against me.” For example, he said, Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston told the judge that a reasonable person would believe that he had engaged in “alleged acts of American terrorism.”
Terrorism: (n) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.
Scott Roeder is a terrorist. The reason he may have a hard time believing that is because his rotten mind has convinced him that he is Christ’s soldier. He’s also a white, American male, and is not a Muslim. Maybe that’s why Roeder does not believe he is deserving of the “terrorist” title.
Insane as he is, Roeder is not alone in this confusion. The media demonstrated great reluctance to describe the IRA attacker Joe Stack as a terrorist. Newsweek editors and writers even had an embarrassing public discussion about their timidity in calling a calculated use of violence against civilians in order to attain goals that are political in nature “terrorism.”
Managing Editor Kathy Jones:
Did the label terrorist ever successfully stick to McVeigh? Or the Unabomber? Or any of the IRS bombers in our violence list?
Here is my handy guide:
Lone wolfish American attacker who sees gov’t as threat to personal freedom: bomber, tax protester, survivalist, separatist
Group of Americans bombing/kidnapping to protest U.S. policies on war/poverty/personal freedom/ – radical left-wing movement, right-wing separatists
All foreign groups or foreign individuals bombing/shooting to protest American gov’t: terrorists.
For the record, McVeigh, the Unabomber, Stack, and Roeder are all terrorists. Whenever white people lynch African-Americans, that is terrorism. When religious zealots bomb abortion clinics, that is terrorism. Regardless of political ideology, any act of violence against a civilian population in order to obtain political or religious goals is always terrorism.
It doesn’t only “count” if the terrorist is a Muslim.