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This is American terrorism.

Please share this news story, seeing as how the mainstream media doesn't think it's important enough to mention. (Hat tip to harmonyfb.)

On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands of copies of Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West--the fear-mongering, anti-Muslim documentary being distributed by the millions in swing states via DVDs inserted in major newspapers and through the U.S. mail--were distributed by mail in Ohio, a "chemical irritant" was sprayed through a window of the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, where 300 people were gathered for a Ramadan prayer service. The room that the chemical was sprayed into was the room where babies and children were being kept while their mothers were engaged in prayers.

The story was reported in the Dayton Daily News, here. DailyKos leads the bogosphere coverage (with lefty spin but with a level of shock much more appropriate to the story) here.

To the terrorists who sprayed chemical irritant into a mosque containing a bunch of children: may you meet with well-deserved justice. May your weapons turn against you, and every door be barred to you until you give yourself up to the law. So Mote it Be.


Sep. 29th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
I think our definition of terrorism is vastly different. The black church example you site sounds more like arson.

"Regardless, we're talking about people who sprayed chemicals on civilians (children!) in their place of worship, and I'm not prepared to call that anything but a terrorist attack."

Why not harrassment or assult? or attempted murder (if the chemical could be shown to be noxious enough.)

Seems to me that terrorism is simply using other crimes (typically violence) to effect social or political change.