According to Examiner.com today:
A suspected "Jihadist" killed one US Army recruiter and wounded another during a morning attack in Little Rock, AR, yesterday.
According to the NY City Police Department's Intelligence Division, the suspect, a black male, drove his SUV by the Army/Navy Recruitment Center located at the Ashley Area Square Shopping and opened fire on 2 recruiters standing outside of the military recruitment offices....
Emergency Medical Responders pronounced one of the recruiters DOA, while the other recruiter was rushed to the hospital where he is in critical, but stable, condition.... After taking the suspect into custody, police discovered a SKS rifle, a .22 caliber handgun, ammunition, and a "suspicious" package.....
Police said that the suspect... used language "indicating his association with "Jihad." He also indicated the possible existence of explosives....
According to NYPD Intelligence, military installations continue to be the target of anti-military groups and individuals. Recruiting stations, National Guard armories, and Reserve Centers have no armed guards which makes them vulnerable targets.
NY City military facilities have been targeted in the past - i.e. the March 6, 2008 bombing of the Times Square Recruiting Station.
Police identified the alleged attacker as Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad [pictured above right, with attorney to his left], 23, an Islamic convert. He is being charged with first-degree murder as well as 15 counts of perpetrating terrorism....
Wrote Jan LaRue at the American Thinker today:
Why haven't the President and Attorney General... as quick to condemn the murder of one U.S. soldier and the wounding of another as they were in condemning the murder of an abortionist?...
Holder... announced that he had "dispatched the U.S. Marshals Service to protect "appropriate people and facilities around the nation" in the wake of the murder of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, KS, on Sunday morning."...
Sweetness & Light is asking, "Where is Mr. Obama's statement denouncing this murder? Where are the US marshals to protect the recruiting centers? Indeed, where is the media coverage?"
Excellent questions, especially since there have been other attacks on recruiting centers.
Although the shootings occurred at 10a Monday morning, as of midnight Monday, neither the White House nor the Department of Justice had issued any statements about the shootings of the soldiers.
And don't hold your breath waiting for any anti-war and "moderate" Muslim organizations to condemn these "heinous acts of violence" against our military.
Every pro-life organization in the country issued statements condemning Tiller's murder within hours of his death.
Photo attribution: Top, Straitstimes.com; middle: LA Times; bottom: KATV]
Tillers' purpose: To take innocent lives.
Soldier's purpose: To defend us and protect our freedom.
And Obama is our President?Posted by: HisMan at June 2, 2009 3:34 PM
That's correct HisMan.
Not surprising Barry issued a press conference about Tiller but not a word about the soldier who died.Posted by: Joanne at June 2, 2009 3:37 PM
I shudder for the next 4 years....Posted by: RSD at June 2, 2009 3:41 PM
..no wonder the pricve of ammo has gone up and there's been a mad rush to own firearms...Posted by: RSD at June 2, 2009 3:46 PM
Does anyone know if Obama ever said a word about those 4 police officers gunned down in California?Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 3:53 PM
To the Left, soldiers are horrible violent people who are just asking to be shot, and abortionists are noble and stalwart workers for Social Justice and should be given subsidies and government protection. I thought everybody knew that.Posted by: Anonymous at June 2, 2009 3:53 PM
When will marshalls be sent to protect our recruiters like they were sent to protect abortionists?
Obama is presently on another apology tour of the Middle East so likely can't concern himself with at this time with expressing outrage. Assuming of course he has any.Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 3:59 PM
Of course not, Mary. They are there to help get protectors of all americans. Abortions kill unborn americans.Posted by: LizFromNebraska at June 2, 2009 4:46 PM
Good questions, Mary. Of course, we know the answers. Obama does not really care about anything that does not advance his agenda in some way. Nevertheless his spin doctors could take just about anything and try to make it work in his favor, and the brainless, adoring MSM will run with it.
One of these days though the bottom will fall out and BHO will be wondering where all of his adorers went.Posted by: Jerry at June 2, 2009 4:52 PM
If the recruiter performed abortions on the side, you can be sure every clinic in the United States would be surrounded by the National Guard at this point.
As it is, for the President to express shock and outrage regarding Tiller, but remain completely silent re: a soldier under his command on home soil means we have a Commander in Chief of the Culture Warriors and none for defense.
Now where have we seen such behavior before?Posted by: Chris Arsenault at June 2, 2009 4:54 PM
Sarah Palin has issued a statement on both: http://sarahpac.com/news/news33.aspxPosted by: Andy at June 2, 2009 5:40 PM
Thank you. Sarah also made a separate statement the previous day about Tiller's death.
"Now where have we seen such behavior before?"
BAIPA is the first thing that comes to mind.Posted by: Janet at June 2, 2009 5:55 PM
Quite to the contrary , a quick goodle search of the alleged shooter's name was found in articles by a number of mainstream websites, including CNN, MSNBC and the NYT. It's not being ignored, it's just not being hyped in the way that the murder of tiller is.
After two wars being launched on flimsy pretenses we have a national case of 9/11 fatigue.Posted by: Yo La Tengo at June 2, 2009 5:58 PM
More likely we have an extremely biased media with highly selective outrage.
Why aren't they falling all over themselves to "prove" a connection to the anti war movement?
How about "proof" that Muslims or Black Americans somehow motivated or supported this shooting?
Is Rachel Madcow going to suggest this must be the result of anti war rhetoric?
9/11 fatigue my foot.Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 6:08 PM
Selective outrage. It is also fake outrage.
Any 10 cent psych can catch fake outrage. It has drama without weeping.
When you get true sorrow, it doesn't translate immediately into revenge.Posted by: xppc at June 2, 2009 6:22 PM
After two wars being launched on flimsy pretenses we have a national case of 9/11 fatigue.
Posted by: Yo La Tengo at June 2, 2009 5:58 PM
So they got what they deserved?
There is a noticeable darkness in your heart. You remind me of Rev Phelps. He wishes and celebrates bad on people. Pro aborts wish bad on the unborn. That is coupled with words. Parasite, glob, etc.Posted by: xppc at June 2, 2009 6:32 PM
Thank you for posting this, Jill. I've had the same question for two days. Where is Obama's "outrage and shock" over this murder of an American soldier on our own soil? Not a word from the White House. What a lousy Commander in Chief. I'm an Army wife, and his silence is insulting, and very revealing, though I already knew what kind of man he truly is.
Wake up, America. Please, people.
***1964 Planned Parenthood ad: "An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health."***
MikePosted by: Mike at June 2, 2009 6:57 PM
Well, after all, the White House has made it clear that they consider Jihadists merely threats and pro-life organizations terrorists.
Why would they bother with just a threat when they could focus on the terrorist?
Tell me there isn't some crazy irony there.
If this is Jill's current attempt to distract from the murder of Tiller, I suggest she go back to the rubber chicken. At least that made sense....Posted by: Bystander at June 2, 2009 7:21 PM
First and foremost a sincere thank you to your husband for his service to our country.
If this recruiter had been performing abortions on the side the president and his lapdogs in the media would react.
As I pointed out earlier Obama is presently on another apology tour.Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 7:24 PM
"Distract"? You see some need to obsess over the murder of Tiller, to the exclusion of all other murders? Goodness, By, are you kind of afraid of losing your intimidation stick to wave at prolifers, or something? Get a grip!Posted by: Anonymous at June 2, 2009 7:27 PM
That comment is beneath contempt. Come on, can't you muster up just a little outrage over this murder? Just imagine this recruiter was doing abortions on the side.
Maybe then Obama would send out the marshalls, or at very least express a word of outrage.Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 7:28 PM
Above anonymous was me.Posted by: Doyle Chadwick at June 2, 2009 7:28 PM
Can you post video of the debate between O'Reilly and Patricia Ireland from tonight?
It was awesome!
If anyone missed it you can see it again tonight at approximately 10:10PM central time.
MikePosted by: Mike at June 2, 2009 7:33 PM
I also saw it.
Patricia Ireland looked at patient records? Right. Uh, Pat, that's illegal. Also, why would YOU have access to the patients' records? Your official capacity was what?
Come on Pat, was the psychiatrist a liar?
Hey Pat, if a woman is seriously at risk in her second or third trimester she can go to a hosptial, no need for Tiller.
"If this is Jill's current attempt to distract from the murder of Tiller, I suggest she go back to the rubber chicken. At least that made sense...."
Bystander, I'm glad to know you hold the lives of American soldiers in such low esteem. Perhaps you would care to stand guard at a checkpoint in Iraq for a year. This soldier's murder is not a mere distraction, and your callous remark is insulting. I'll pass your appreciation along to my husband.Posted by: Jen at June 2, 2009 8:04 PM
She didn't think a woman would actually have an abortion for something like a "rock concert" (I turned on O'Reily for a short while at 7:00 PM).
How about sending marshalls to protect law abiding citizens in gang infested and high crime areas?
How many innocent people are killed every day or week in these areas?Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 8:13 PM
After two wars being launched on flimsy pretenses we have a national case of 9/11 fatigue.
Posted by: Yo La Tengo at June 2, 2009 5:58 PM
If this is Jill's current attempt to distract from the murder of Tiller, I suggest she go back to the rubber chicken. At least that made sense....
Posted by: Bystander at June 2, 2009 7:21 PM
It's telling that you two make snide and callous remarks on a thread about a soldier's murder while every legitimate pro-life group and individual took care to condemn Tiller's murder and express sympathy to his family.Posted by: Janette at June 2, 2009 8:26 PM
Rachel Madcow spent the first half hour of her show tonite on the Tiller killing. Nothing about the soldiers who were shot.
All in the point of view. Obviously she places little importance in the terrorist act that killed an American soldier yesterday. For that I have even less respect for the woman, if that's possible.Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 9:11 PM
Is the brilliance of Rachel Madcow the reason PMSNBC's ratings are in the toilet?Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 9:17 PM
Posted by: Mary
at June 2, 2009 9:33 PM
Sure Julia, whatever you say. The American people obviously don't know brilliance when they see it.
The facetious remark about the rubber chicken, was merely to point out that there is no comparison between the events. The soldier's death is a personal tragedy, a murder by a single deranged lunatic acting alone for no reason other than personal madness, against someone in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Tiller's death was a calculated political assassination decades in the planning by right wing extremists to give notice they will kill any American at any time for political gain and to intimidate those who disagree with their extremist agenda.
Bill O Reilley and Fox News did not scream that someone should kill the soldier on 28 separate occasions. Operation Rescue did not aid and abet the murder of the soldier. NO ONE supports the deranged idiot who killed the soldier, while thousands, including most on this site, celebrate and support the murderer of Tiller.
With the Tiller murder, the extreme right has announced that it is the enemy of America, motivated by ideological and religious extremism, and prepared to kill anyone who diagrees with them, a homegrown Al Queda.Posted by: Bystander at June 2, 2009 9:35 PM
Maddow and Olberman are siblings, right? They are so much alike!Posted by: Janet at June 2, 2009 9:36 PM
Obama cannot denounce or comment on this now. Well, he actually can, but he won't. His plate is a bit full right now preparing his speech and visit to "reach out" to the Muslim world.
priorities....priorities.....Posted by: Marie at June 2, 2009 9:46 PM
Oh I see now. There are murders and then there are murders.
A soldier is murdered, another critically injured after 23 soldiers were shot at. Certainly not an act of terrorism. The shooter was a "deranged lunatic" acting for no other reason than "personal madness" against someone in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Oh thank you Bystander for clarifying that. I guess the killing of that soldier wasn't so bad after all.
Get your facts staight Bystander. This was a Musim convert who targetted these soldiers because he hated the American military. A person who referred to himself as a "jihadist". This was a planned and calculated act of terrorism.
Tiller's death, now that was a calculated political assassination decades in the planning by right wing extremists. Operation Rescue was involved too? Bystander, I hope you will do your civic duty and immediately inform the FBI of what you know.
Do you have videos of Bill O'Reilly "screaming" for Tiller's death? By all means post them.
Most on this site celebrate Tiller's murder? Obviously I've missed something here. Please, some direct quotes from people on this blog celebrating Tiller's murder.
Home grown Al Qaeda? Um Bystander, the killer of the soldier would most likely qualify for that title.
Hey Bystander, just pretend the soldier performed abortions as a sideline. Then I'm certain you'll see his murder from a totally different perspective.Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 9:55 PM
You will notice the PL folks on this blog hold the shooter alone responsible for killing the soldier and do not wail that Muslims, Black Americans, or the anti war movement are in anyway responsible for the actions of a deranged gunman.
Hopefully that sets a good example for you and some others on this blog.Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 10:07 PM
I didn't say she was stupid, I said PMSNBC's ratings are in the toilet. After googling, I discovered hers are going down the crapper too. You can draw whatever conclusions you want from that fact.Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 10:13 PM
She could be "too smart" or maybe people just plain don't like her and don't like her politics.Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 10:20 PM
Again, all in the perspective. Have a good nite.Posted by: Mary at June 2, 2009 10:34 PM
Hey Mary... if By believes O'Reilly is to blame for the death of Tiller, then using that same idiotic logic, can we blame the Code Pink freaks for the death of our soldier? They incited the Muslim man into violence because they protested and made a huge stink about our recruiting stations.
I'm a military wife and knowing that the "Commander in Chief" hasn't said a word... if that was my husband that was killed, I'd be so highly insulted. I'm very insulted as it is because a fellow soldier has fallen by a true terrorist and Obama is out on an apology tour. Is it too much to pick up the phone and offer his condolences to the family- LIKE BUSH DID!!!!! That's right... humanity and dignity for all persons isn't in Obama's capacity to feel for other humans unless they think and drool like him.
Julia... who cares if someone is a lesbian.. why does that matter? Do you consider it a few IQ points for whuzerface? If people have to use their sexual preferences to score a few points, then they're not too intelligent and I'm personally tired of people using it as a sign of intelligence. "I watch her because she's GAY!! You must be homophobic if you don't watch her!" I don't watch her because she's just flat out stupid. Has nothing to do with which door she likes to swing with.Posted by: Anonymous at June 2, 2009 10:44 PM
Why are you being such an antagonistic jerk?
seriously... who here is asking for all of the filthy hatred you are spewing tonight?
I am appalled that you dissed the death of a US Soldier, right here, in front of the wife of a US Soldier... without the likes of whom, you could not freely spew such misguided venom!!
Have you not the DECENCY to apologize to Jen for the lack of respect?
Good grief!!!Posted by: angele at June 2, 2009 10:56 PM
arrrrgh... my puter is freezing up..and apparently i typed "bystander" in the wrong place when it froze the first time.... not only that but, i should have said,
"why are you behaving like such an antagonistic jerk"... didn't mean to call you one. Please accept my apology.Posted by: angele at June 2, 2009 10:59 PM
NO ONE supports the deranged idiot who killed the soldier, while thousands, including most on this site, celebrate and support the murderer of Tiller........
Posted by: Bystander at June 2, 2009 9:35 PM
For the record Bystander (and this is so, so tiring) I did not celebrate and support the murderer of Dr. Tiller. In fact, contrary to what you posted, most on this site DID NOT celebrate and support the murderer of Dr. Tiller either.
Please stop lying because it affects your credibility.Posted by: HisMan at June 2, 2009 11:09 PM
On behalf of antagonistic jerks everywhere, I accept your apology.
yor bro kenPosted by: kbhvac at June 2, 2009 11:12 PM
This is the only way I could capture the link for the video segment from O'Reilly. I hope that it opens.Posted by: angele at June 2, 2009 11:13 PM
Thanks Ken... I appreciate it bro.
Jen... please pass along my thanks to your husband for his service to this country. My heart goes out to the family of the fallen soldier.
Patricia Ireland. Yuck. She admits to life beginning at conception.
She claims to have accessed confidential patient files.
She claims it's insulting to women to say there are those who would abort a fetus on the basis of rock concerts and beach trips, but she espouses the culture of death.
She calls Dr. Paul McHugh a liar, although he's clearly trying to defend the reasoning. "Highlighted... out of context... hard to appreciate..."
And what kind of a concession is it to say that she agrees that under Roe v. Wade states CAN prohibit abortion with the exception of a woman's health or life? That's like saying "I agree that the preamble begins with the words 'We the people'"... it's just a fact.
She has NO leg to stand on. She's completely drowning in her own rhetoric!Posted by: MaryRose at June 3, 2009 1:05 AM
"And don't hold your breath waiting for any anti-war and "moderate" Muslim organizations to condemn these "heinous acts of violence" against our military.
Every pro-life organization in the country issued statements condemning Tiller's murder within hours of his death."
UghPosted by: ts at June 3, 2009 4:06 AM
Hello Anon 10:44am
I posted(sarcastically)on another thread that anti war groups are responsible for the killing of this soldier.
I also mentioned the rhetoric of Code Pink as inspiring the shooter to fire on the soldiers.
I was just using the same nonsensical arguments I've been listening to since Tiller was killed.
Of course its totally irrelevant that Roeder belonged to a militia and absolutely no PL organizations.
BTW, did any of the militias denounce this killing?
If rhetoric alone incited people to murder, very few of us would still be alive.Posted by: Mary at June 3, 2009 7:08 AM
Please stop lying because it affects your credibility.
Posted by: HisMan at June 2, 2009 11:09 PM------------------------------------------------------------- He never had any to begin with.Posted by: heather at June 3, 2009 7:11 AM
He's not a hero. He doesn't deserve the title.Posted by: heather at June 3, 2009 7:37 AM
That settles this once and for all!! Proof positive that OR helped plot this murder. Its so obvious, when someone has your phone number that you helped them plot murder.
Thanks so much Bystander. That certainly solves this mystery. BTW, did he have other phone numbers in his possession? His mother's, militia associates, friends. I bet all those other people helped him plot murder too.
Please directly quote most of the PL people on this blog celebrating Tiller's death.Posted by: Mary at June 3, 2009 7:48 AM
Bystander, would you be upset if Randall Terry, Ann Coulter, or a priest were murdered today? BE HONEST!Posted by: heather at June 3, 2009 7:57 AM
Bystander, do you think that I cracked open a bottle of champaign to celebrate Tiller's murder? No. I had things to do the other day. I'm not celebrating a thing.Posted by: heather at June 3, 2009 8:00 AM
I told Angel on another thread and I'm telling you here. Stop banging your head against a rock trying to convince Bystander and others that PL people did not celebrate Tiller's death.
I'm still waiting for outrage over the death of that soldier and arguments that "rhetoric" caused his killer to go on a shooting spree.
Until I hear these arguments on behalf of the soldier or hear even the slightest iota of outrage over his shooting, I will view the outrage and accusations of "rhetoric" as hypocritical and highly selective.
These people don't have a leg to stand on.Posted by: Mary at June 3, 2009 8:22 AM
I have yet to read or hear a single Pro-Life person or organization celebrate the death of Tiller. Not one. The "thousands" you're referring to are a figment of the pro-abortion media's imagination. Celebrating violent death isn't our style -- it's yours.
And you owe the family of Pvt. William Long an apology for dismissing their son's murder as a distraction not worthy of the same attention from the Commander-in-Chief as the murder of Tiller.
Your disrespect is astonishing. But I suppose when you rationalize the "right" to murder an unborn child, it's easier to mock the murder of an American soldier. What's another murder, anyway?
Life is precious. Life is sacred. ALL LIFE.Posted by: Jen at June 3, 2009 8:38 AM
Amen, Jen.Posted by: Bobby Bambino at June 3, 2009 8:43 AM
Jen, awesome post!Posted by: Eileen #2 at June 3, 2009 10:31 AM
Gee, maybe we should blame Clinton and Obama instead. There was no "anti-abortion violence" during Pres. Bush's 8 years as opposed to Clinton's and now Obama's first 4 months.Posted by: Eileen #2 at June 3, 2009 10:34 AM
Bystander could prove his/her point by simply supplying quotes from posters to support his/her claim. That would settle the argument.Posted by: Mary at June 3, 2009 1:57 PM
Eileen2, great point!Posted by: heather at June 3, 2009 5:16 PM
This isn't a matter of religion, although I will point out that in our Constitution, you can read the words, "Endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights." Furthermore, if you look at our money, you will find that "In God We Trust."
Nonetheless, this is a matter of the basic right to life. Pro-choice advocates argue that abortion is a right, that no woman should be forced to continue an unwanted pregnancy. They fail to mention, however, that in order to give women this so-called "right," they remove from her unborn child the right to life.
And life, we now know, begins at conception. This is not an opinion. It is a scientifically proven fact. A fertilized egg has life. Has human DNA. Therefore, the fertilized egg inside the mother seeking an abortion is a living human being.
So, tell me, what is it? All persons are human, but not all human are persons? Is that the argument we're making now?
Go spew your bunk elsewhere.Posted by: MaryRose at June 3, 2009 6:44 PM
It’s obvious that Mr. Obama (still can’t call him president) has made it obvious that he has no intention of denounce the murdering of our military, on our own soil. So here’s the idea, let’s send a message to Mr. O. That message is, O(h), it’s on! Form a recruiting satiation Protection Committee in your area. Stand in front of your recruiting station and declare that if Mr.O won’t protect our military you will. It’s time to make yourself know. Stop writing about it and do something. We can no longer stand by idly and watch this. If can make this happened at every recruiting station in every state in every city, it would be news and news is what we want. Stand there and clap for our brave young men and women whom walk in and sign up to serve our country, pat them on the back as they leave. Let them know that even if our president isn’t behind them…WE ARE.Posted by: Impeachtheboob at June 4, 2009 3:36 PM
Posted by: Janette at June 2, 2009 8:26 PM
My comments were factually correct, as shocking to you as they might be. We do have 9/11 fatigue. It's true. Our soldiers are being sent to die for a cause that is unworthy of their sacrifice. This isn't Germany, or even Kosovo. It's an oil war, plain and simple.
Heck, Tiller died for something more noble than any soldier in Iraq or Afganistan ever will.Posted by: Yo La Tengo at June 6, 2009 12:10 PM