Monday, March 29, 2010

Rightwing Extremism is Serious: And Boy, Lucky They Didn't Take Down a Skyscraper or Two ... or Something*

Geez, I'm getting linked by lefty media folks all over the place this week. But I wonder if idiots like JBW are gonna hammer Alan Colmes for his verboten cut-and-paste hack job, "Why Are Some Right-Wingers Defending Terror Suspects?":


Is terrorism only terrorism when it’s instigated by Muslims? It seems so, to those who want to give a pass to so-called “Christian” militia groups, but make excuses when it’s right-wing alleged offenders. Nine militia group members were arrested over the weekend, with charges such as seditious conspiracy and use of WMD. So is the anti-terror crowd pleased with the FBI’s good work? Not quite.
I seriously doubt Mr. Colmes read my essay cited at the link, or the FDL airhead who linked it in the first place. (Although, checking the posts, I'm listed right up there with Glenn Reynolds -- so there's that at least.) These folks need some kind of PR victory these days, so exploiting the arrests of some obscure militia sounds about right. Of course, it'd make my day if Janet Napolitano put as much effort into interdicting terrorists like Malik Nadal Hasan and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, to say nothing of securing the border.

But hey, can't say she didn't telescope her intentions: "
Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."

* And just in case anyone snarks, rightwing militias are indeed a serious threat. My point is that perhaps Democratic-leftists might widen their field of vision to also take serious the threat from Islamic jihad domestically... some day, perhaps.

RELATED: At NYT, "9 Tied to Militia Charged in Plot to Murder Officers." (Via Memeorandum.)

Also, from Brian Doherty, "
The Hutaree Arrest and Getting Tough on Terror From Left and Right."