Why Isn't Anti-Abortion Extremism Considered Terrorism?

Posted on 4.22.2012 by Kelly

Happy Sunday and Earth Day! Here's a thought-provoking article by Matthew Harwood at Salon considering who sets the agenda for what is considered terrorism. Why are "instances of vandalism, such as activists breaking windows and spray-painting 'Animal Liberation Front' or 'Earth Liberation Front' on things" called "terrorist acts" while more violent acts carried out by right-wing extremists, such as arson of abortion clinics, are given lesser weight? Why do we accept that Muslim communities are subjected to constant surveillance and harassment by the government while anti-abortion Christian churches are left alone?

Check it out: "Is this man a terrorist?"