Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Why Isn't Tiller's Murderer a "Domestic Terrorist?"
How seriously do we take domestic terrorism? - Rob St. Amant - Open Salon
Scott Roeder murdered Dr. George Tiller at church in Wichita, KS, last Sunday. To restate the obvious, this was an act dangerous to human life, a violation of the criminal laws of the United States, and appeared to be intended to intimidate a civilian population (providers or possibly recipients of abortion services) and to influence the policy of a government by intimidation (that policy being related to current laws concerning abortion). The murder happened in the United States. Thus, domestic terrorism. I'm glad we've cleared that up.