Thursday, November 16, 2006

Left Doesn't Understand Terrorism

A lunatic who mailed white powder and threatening comments to a number of public figures - most of them liberal or Democratic - reportedly posted on the Free Republic site, and was allegedly a fan of Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, and Laura Ingraham. So those bright folks on the Left are wondering - does this make Malkin a terrorist?

The answer is no. It does not make her - or anyone - a terrorist. It means they have a lunatic fan.

It doesn't even make you a terrorist to have your core supporters practice violence to shut down debate and attack people, or even when you ignore a series of attacks and threats against political opponents.

None of these incidents threatened anyone's life (reports indicate the white powder was a non-threatening substance), but that's not the point. These tactics are abhorrent and unacceptable social behavior. Those on the Left and Right can ought to be able to disagree honorably, without accepting violence or threats of violence against those on the other side.

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