Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Are you a "single-issues" terrorist?

From the "But we meant well" file, comes this gem. Alabama's Homeland Security Department seems to have gone just a bit overboard in trying to defend their state.

Alabama Revises State Terrorism Web Site After Including Pro-Lifers
Montgomery, AL (LifeNews.com) -- If you're a member of a pro-life organization, there's a chance you could be among those who are involving in plotting terrorist attacks against the United States. That was the view of the Alabama state terrorism web site until recently, when state officials took it down to revise its content in the face of a huge outcry.

The Alabama Department of Homeland Security put together a web site that was partially intended to help state residents spot possible terrorists and report them to officials.

The only problem was that the site included several various political groups on the site, including gay and lesbian groups, anti-war organizations, and pro-life advocates. They fell under the heading "single-issue" terrorists.
Now I have heard the "single-issue" label applied to the pro-life cause, but not to this extreme.
"Single-issue extremists often focus on issues that are important to all of us. However, they have no problem crossing the line between legal protest and ... illegal acts, to include even murder, to succeed in their goals," the web site said.
Wow! Not quite the pro-life people I tend to hang around with. Who knew all those Rosary wielding, quiet, humble praying people were so dangerous? (I am not excluding those non-Catholic prolifers, it just seems someone took the "using the Rosary as our weapon" comment a bit too serious.)

And yes, I am sure they were thinking of the thousands (rounded way up) of clinic bomber and abortionist murdering folks out there. But I didn't see Postal Union members on the site. And we know THOSE people are the true threat.

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