Religious Terrorists Are Killing the Women They Can’t Control (But They’re Not Islamic)

You’ve of course heard about the shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood that left three people dead and many more injured. There are all kinds of people running around right now trying to claim ridiculous shit, like the terrorist who shot up the place was a “gentle loner,” or was a leftist transgender woman. None of that’s true. We don’t know much about the asshole who did this, but we do know that all his neighbors were scared of him, he was an anti-Obama jackass who fell for those fake Planned-Parenthood-sells-murdered-baby-parts stories, and he was a Christian.

A lot of media outlets, politicians, and other people won’t want to call this terrorism, but it is. It’s a very specific form of terrorism, and it’s not just the shooter who’s the terrorist. There are many terrorists and their supporters involved in this attack and others that Planned Parenthood, along with various other abortion providers, have suffered. Some of them are running for President of the United States.

This is the terrorism I fear.

I’m not scared of Muslims when it’s the Christians who are doing the most to restrict my right to control what happens to my own body, and, when that fails, wind up the “lone wolves” and aim them at women’s health clinics.

The terrorist violence I am most likely to face doesn’t come from a brown dude with a Quran. It’s generally a white male, and when he isn’t shooting up, bombing, or burning the Planned Parenthood near me, he’s passing legislation that erodes my right to choose. He’s going to court to prevent me from obtaining birth control.

He’s on the sidewalk, screaming at me and mine when we try to get the health care we need. He’s trying to intimidate us into submission to his will. He’s trying to control our sexuality. And he’s enraged when we tell him no. Sometimes, enraged enough to take our lives.

I’m not afraid of foreign terrorists. I’m afraid of, and enraged by, the very American terrorists who target my body for destruction, whether by the gun or by the bill.

They’re the ones I’m most determined to stop.

Image is white lettering on a shaded pink background saying "I stand with Planned Parenthood."

Planned Parenthood Shooting Links:

Planned Parenthood shooting victims remembered by family, friends by Hsing Tseng and MacRadee Aegerter

Christianist Republicans Systematically Incited Colorado Clinic Assault by Valerie Tarico

Targeted Attacks On Abortion Providers Is Domestic Terrorism by Katie Klabusich

Christian Terrorism is a Story You Don’t Hear by Chris Brecheen

Why It Matters That The Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Has Been Accused Of Domestic Violence by Tara Culp-Ressler

Pro-Life advocates praise the Planned Parenthood shooter, called him a hero by Dan Arel

Here Are All The People Applauding The Planned Parenthood Shooter by Jacob Geers

Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others by Juan Cole

Alleged Colorado gunman was adrift and alienated by William Wan, Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan

Empty Rhetoric by Stephanie Zvan

Well, that’s all right then by PZ Myers

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on Yesterday’s Attack in Colorado by Loretta E. Lynch

Obama On Planned Parenthood Shooting: ‘Enough Is Enough’ by Tierney Sneed

Violent anti-choice rhetoric must end, or anti-abortion violence never will by Jessica Valenti

Ted Cruz takes up the bizarre claim that the Planned Parenthood shooter is “a transgendered leftist activist.” by David Futrelle

Planned Parenthood Clinic Shooting: Religious Assholes, Vile Politicians and Dipshit Media by Yemisi Ilesanmi

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4 thoughts on “Religious Terrorists Are Killing the Women They Can’t Control (But They’re Not Islamic)

  1. rq
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    Ani Difranco’s song Birmingham seems to be becoming more and more relevant each day (sorry can’t actually link to it right now, at work).

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    The terrorist violence I am most likely to face doesn’t come from a brown dude with a Quran. It’s generally a white male, and when he isn’t shooting up, bombing, or burning the Planned Parenthood near me, he’s passing legislation that erodes my right to choose. He’s going to court to prevent me from obtaining birth control.

    He’s on the sidewalk, screaming at me and mine when we try to get the health care we need. He’s trying to intimidate us into submission to his will. He’s trying to control our sexuality. And he’s enraged when we tell him no. Sometimes, enraged enough to take our lives.

    I’m not afraid of foreign terrorists. I’m afraid of, and enraged by, the very American terrorists who target my body for destruction, whether by the gun or by the bill.

    Truth.

    Although there’s also a lot the foreign (muslim and other) terrorists and the domestic (christian and other) terrorists have in common too including an ideology that blinkers them to the humanity of their victim and brainwashes them into thinking they have the right and the cause that justifies them committing atrocities to force their worldview and desires onto everyone else.

    Terrorism is terrorism wherever it is used and terrorists are terrorists wherever and for whichever cause they carry out terrorism. And those who whip up and incite the hatred that results in terrorism such as the terrorism here against Planned Parenthood are ,well, what they are and disgraces to Humanity and all that’s best in our nature too.

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