Maybe “Christian Jihadism”? Because if Scott Roeder, accused murderer of Dr. George Tiller, wasn’t part of a virulent wider movement that supports, abets and enables him, he wouldn’t be able to do things like this:
From his cell in Sedgwick County jail, Roeder has been sending anti-abortion pamphlets that laud Paul Hill, who was convicted of murdering an abortion provider in 1994, as an “American hero,” and include examples of Hill’s writings about how the killing of abortion providers is justifiable.
Hill was executed in 2003 for killing Dr. John Bayard Britton and his bodyguard outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic.
Advocating and celebrating the assassination of doctors — from his jail cell, no less, where he awaits trial for… assassinating a doctor.
Roeder has also been corresponding with Rev. Donald Spitz — whose Army of God group’s Web site celebrates Hill and who says he sent Roeder seven of the pamphlets at Roeder’s request — and Linda Wolfe, an Oregon activist who has been jailed about 50 times for anti-abortion activities and who is close friends with a woman convicted of shooting Tiller in the arms in 1993. She says Roeder mailed her one of the pamphlets.
Nice company Roeder’s keeping while he’s in the can. The Army of God website not only celebrates Hill and other anti-abortion murderers as “heros”, it openly advocates for such killings, calling them “justifiable homocide”. Apart from geography, what’s the difference between that and a jihadist website that calls for suicide bombings and posts pictures celebrating the martyrdom of those who carry out such missions?
Spitz, who said he became a good friend of Hill’s before his execution, said he sent Roeder seven pamphlets advocating justifiable homicide that Roeder wanted to mail others. He said authorities had not contacted him about Roeder and that he has no plans to kill an abortion doctor himself.
No, he just actively encourages, aids and abets, and disseminates the extreme anti-choice movement’s murderous message via a stunningly effective medium — an actual killer himself. Think that wouldn’t encourage some other lunatic to take one for the team?
At this point, can anyone even doubt that this is a fascist, terrorist movement? The average anti-abortion freak, praying and shrieking and harassing women outside the Morgentaler Clinic, may not be a garden-variety terrorist. But it’s no coincidence that part of their strategy is intimidation and fear, and that the fear originates with the knowledge that there’s a disproportionately high number of Roeders and Spitzs and Hills (and Kopps and Rudolphs and Griffins) in their midst.
(h/t – Dammit Janet)