Christine Flowers gets to the heart of the matter:
[Pro-lifers] may not have liked what Tiller did, but we absolutely didn’t want to see him dead. Roeder was not one of us. He was a psychopath, a man whose demented mind led him to commit a crime that is, essentially, the antithesis of what the pro-life movement represents.
But that’s not the way it’s being played on the editorial pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post and our sister paper here in Philadelphia. Somehow, Tiller’s blood is on the hands of all of us who ever wore a rose in our lapel, protested in front of an abortion clinic, criticized Roe v. Wade or sent money to crisis pregnancy centers.
WHICH IS really interesting because those same opinion pages loudly lamented any demonization of Muslim-Americans after 9/11. They were appalled that a whole group of people could be blamed for the criminal acts of 19 men. They took great pains to call Islam a religion of peace and distinguish it from the violence of extremists.
And they condemned guilt-by-association.
They’ve even downplayed the fact that the killer of a soldier outside of an army recruitment center was a Muslim convert who spent time in that favorite vacation destination for budding terrorists: Yemen.
But when it comes to the pro-life movement, there isn’t the same attention to detail.
Yep. Consistency isn’t exactly a hallmark of the left, especially when it comes to conservatives and Christians.
And wouldn’t it be nice if the left put 1/100th of the effort into helping in the fight against Islamofascism that they have fighting for the right of abortion providers to do “their business” free from harassment and violence?