Communion Of Dreams


Just imagine . . .
March 29, 2010, 12:20 pm
Filed under: Civil Rights, Emergency, Government, Religion, Society, Terrorism, Violence

. . . what sort of panic and chaos we’d have if there were religious nuts who killed a bunch of people because they were fighting a war of liberation:

Double suicide bombings kill 38 on Moscow subway

MOSCOW – Female suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday in twin attacks on Moscow subway stations packed with rush-hour passengers, killing at least 38 people and wounding more than 60, officials said. The carnage blamed on rebels from the Caucasus region follows the killings of several high-profile Islamic militant leaders there.

The blasts come six years after Islamic separatists from the southern Russian region carried out a pair of deadly Moscow subway strikes and raise concerns that the war has once again come to the capital, amid militants’ warnings of a renewed determination to push their fight.

Gee, I’m glad there’s nothing like that brewing here:

Militia members charged with police-killing plot

WASHINGTON – Nine suspects tied to a Christian militia in the Midwest are charged with conspiring to kill police officers, then attack a funeral in the hopes of killing more law enforcement personnel, federal prosecutors said Monday.

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Once other officers gathered for a slain officer’s funeral, the group planned to detonate homemade bombs at the funeral, killing more, according to newly unsealed court papers.

According to the indictment, the idea of attacking a police funeral was one of numerous scenarios discussed as ways to go after law enforcement officers. Other scenarios included a fake 911 call to lure an officer to his or her death, or an attack on the family of a police officer.

Now, think again what would happen here if self-proclaimed “Islamic separatists” set off a couple bombs and killed a bunch of people. You’d have every Right-wing loon calling for concentration camps and martial law to deal with the threat. But since it was a Christian sect who was planning on killing gubmint agents, what do we get?

[crickets]

Exactly.

Jim Downey

(Cross posted to dKos.)


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It’s very similar to how people rant and rave against Muslims and say nothing about how Timothy McVey blew up the federal building in OKC. If you’re going to protest one kind of terrorist, you have to protest ALL terrorists. Only when we condemn the action no matter who does it, can we have a hope of stopping it.

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