Posts tagged "terrorism"

bebinn:

Clinic Invasion, Pensacola, FL, 1986 (Storify by @Nartist)

In 1986, members of the Pro-Life Action Network, led by Joe Scheidler, attacked Pensacola Ladies Center employees and trashed the clinic. Eight years later, in that same city, an abortion provider and his bodyguard would be murdered, the first of four doctors to be killed by anti-abortion extremists.

PLAN is now the Pro-Life Action League, which recently targeted a clinic escort, pro-choice journalist, and abortion provider during Lent.

Click through for the rest of the 40 tweets describing the attack.

Ironic how “pro-life” terrorists kill to make their “point”.

(via cognitivedissonance)

dcradical1:

On May 31st, 1921 the town of Greenwood, Oklahoma better known “Black Wall Street” was destroyed by white Terrorist jealous of the economic success of the town’s Black residents. The “Tulsa Race Riots” actually lasted over 24 hours. This is a small before & after look at the town of Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma aka “Black Wall Street”.

White terrorists, an integral part of Americanism.

This was no “riot” - this was a criminal extermination based on race.  Big difference.  Notice how the pre-teabaggers can’t spell even in 1921.

(via generalbriefing)

Since 9/11, Muslim American terrorism has killed 33 people, while politically motivated attacks from white supremacists and other right-wing extremists killed more than 200 people, according to a study from the Combating Terrorism Center at the US Military Academy. Since 2010, no one has been killed or injured by Muslim American terrorism. Why do so many Americans have the knee-jerk reaction that “it’s probably the Muslims?”
Boston Marathon bombings: Breaking the pattern - Opinion - Al Jazeera English (via socialismartnature)

(via thegirl-with-kaleidoscope-eyes)

Here’s the way Muslims view “Islamic terrorists” - sound familiar?

Here’s the way Muslims view “Islamic terrorists” - sound familiar?

zachvaughn:

In which Donald Trump provides a teachable moment. Despite what Mr Trump may or may not remember, our embassy in Libya has been attacked before. In December 1979, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli was attacked and burned, after which all U.S. personnel were withdrawn (Source). Libya was also involved in assassination attempts on U.S. diplomats and embassy personnel (Source). So yes, our embassies and officials were attacked under Gaddafi. You can read more about Libya’s role in terrorism against the U.S. in Fred Burton’s Ghost.
(h/t: officialssay)

zachvaughn:

In which Donald Trump provides a teachable moment. Despite what Mr Trump may or may not remember, our embassy in Libya has been attacked before. In December 1979, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli was attacked and burned, after which all U.S. personnel were withdrawn (Source). Libya was also involved in assassination attempts on U.S. diplomats and embassy personnel (Source). So yes, our embassies and officials were attacked under Gaddafi. You can read more about Libya’s role in terrorism against the U.S. in Fred Burton’s Ghost.

(h/t: officialssay)

Of the three hundred domestic-terrorism cases studied, about a quarter arose from anti-government extremists, white supremacists, or terrorists animated by bias against another religion. And all of the most frightening cases—involving chemical, biological, and radiological materials—arose from right-wing extremists or anarchists. None arose from Islamist militancy.
The Sikh Temple Shooting: What Is America’s Real Terrorist Threat? : The New Yorker (via nickdouglas)

(via wilwheaton)

On Sunday night I turned on the TV to find that only CNN was covering the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin that killed six. Fox News had a program about a prison in Latin America, and MSNBC, something else that was equally irrelevant.

Compare this with the coverage of an incident that happened only two weeks ago, the shooting that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo. Networks devoted themselves round-the-clock to the attack: Who was the shooter? Why did he do it? There were entire segments dedicated (rightly) to covering the vigils and a community in mourning.

This time, there was none of that. Instead, TV commentators asked tentative questions about a religion that few had heard of. There was none of the sense of outrage that followed the Aurora massacre, none of the national heartbreak and grief that seemed so pervasive only two weeks ago.

Sikh Temple Shooting: Why Do the Media Care Less About This Attack? (via ryking)

(via silas216)

Two days after six people were killed at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the story has become just one item among many in the national news cycle — a stark contrast to the flood of media coverage in the days following the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12.

With the exception of CNN, which continues to broadcast much of its prime-time programming live from Wisconsin, the major networks have not sent their anchors to Wisconsin and have given significantly less coverage to the shooting. Moreover, the Sikh temple shooting has not launched the national mourning that followed the shooting in Aurora.

To be sure, there are significant differences between the two events, beyond the number of victims. In Colorado, the suspect was still alive (adding the promise of a dramatic court appearance). In Wisconsin, the suspect was killed on the scene. The Colorado suspect had also rigged his apartment with explosives, shot up a place of public recreation, and provided the added flair of claiming to be “The Joker.”

But the relative dearth of coverage has not gone unnoticed.

TV nets give less coverage to Sikh shooting

Gee, you’d think a media allegedly filled with and controlled by biased liberals would be jumping at the chance to cover the actions of a right-wing extremist, wouldn’t you?

(via ryking)

(via silas216)

Other truths must also be confronted. In large part, the shooters and arsonists who are behind many, if not most of these events in America, are white men. In large part, these men have either come of age in the shadow of September 11. They have watched the media, heard Department of Homeland Security officials, and followed as mostly white male (and some female) politicians have given the anxious go ahead to wage an enormous war against Muslims abroad (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan) or at home (in the form of the War on Terror). Several of them have served in a military that follows the orders of two U.S. Presidential administrations by training their men to shoot, invade, drop rockets from helicopters, and drones controlled remotely from Syracuse, NY and other air force bases in the United States.

These white men have learned their lessons well, whether in the military or from hours of media news: the frustrations of a scared (white) America can be dealt with waging a war using guns, bombs, chemicals, and drones. They have learned that it is ok to kill those who you believe to be behind threats to your comfort. They have internalized the message that those you fear can be addressed without words, without dialogue, but with violence, with power, with coercion. They have learned that some religions are automatically evil and that those who adhere to those religions must be destroyed. And these white men reflect an ideology of violence that has permeated America in the name of the War on Terror. Sadly, that ideology, perpetuated by our white men and women in power, carried out by American soldiers, and endorsed by a lapdog media, isn’t fading away. It’s becoming bigger, stronger, and more murderous.

These men are not mad or crazy. They are the well-trained students of American foreign and domestic policies. They have learned well the United States’ message: that violence and mayhem are the answer. We need to change the scripts, and confront the fallout of a decade of the War on Terror—and other excuses for state-led violence quickly, before the chickens come home to roost.

 Conor Friedersdorf, Why the Reaction Is Different When the Terrorist Is White (via arielnietzsche)

(via eachwildidea)

Since 2001, there have been more domestic terrorist attacks by right-wing extremists (8) than jihadists (4)

foreverliberal:

Of course, the right-wing doesn’t think these are acts of terrorism. Spread this around — it’s important to know who is really doing the damage and why. 

Read this article by Think Progress called “Republicans Blasted Obama Administration For Warning About Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism” — it has more information about this topic. 

— Brittany 

(via foreverliberal23-deactivated201)

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