It appears that terrorism of a certain nature has a supportive base in the United States. Not Islamist jihadist terrorism; that is frowned upon by most, but anti-abortion terrorism is quite popular. If an armed gunman walked into a Planned Parenthood and shouted “Allahu Akbar” before starting to shoot innocent people, many Americans would likely call for a full scale military invasion of all nations where Muslims live, call for all Muslims living in the United States to register in a database, and cry for all immigrants to be deported. But if a white, Christian male walks into a Planned Parenthood and starts shooting, we get this:
Planned Parenthood shooter has done more in one day to save black babies, then (sic) Black Lives Matter has done in the last several months.
No sympathy for any pregnant female who was injured in the Planned Parenthood shooting that was there to get an abortion. She deserved it.
Active Shooter Colorado Planned Parenthood. I would think this brave HERO is saving innocent Baby lives!
Planned Parenthood kills a million babies and no one bats an eye. but 1 brave hero tries to put a stop to that, everyone loses their minds
Folks upset that murderers & murder enablers died at Planned Parenthood but babies die at Planned Parenthood everyday, why shouldn’t adults?
ISIS would be a Justifiable End for These Baby Killers Please go To Syria and Leave these babies to Live a Free Life in America #PPShooting
That’s just a handful of supportive comments on Twitter from the pro-terrorism brigade. Just so there’s no confusion:
The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 defines domestic terrorism as “activities that (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the U.S. or of any state; (B) appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.”
It’s still speculative at this date and time to state that the murderer in Colorado killed in an effort to influence policy around abortion, but it’s fairly clear that at a minimum, his intent was to intimidate a civilian population; specifically women in need of medical services at a Planned Parenthood.
So for all those cheering his efforts, congratulations: You support domestic terrorism. You must be very proud.