Thursday, October 21, 2010

Violence Breeds Violence

As the anti-choice zealots once again ramp up their efforts to deny thousands of Americans their constitutionally protected right to reproductive choice, it’s important to recognize how both the anti-choice and radical Islamists merge religious fundamentalism with violent rhetoric in an attempt to impose through fear what they’ve been unable to achieve through the political process. Both groups believe that what has been impossible to gain through popular support can be achieved through violence and murder.

“[T]he central question dividing liberals today is whether they believe liberal values are as imperiled by the new totalitarianism rising from the Islamic world as they are by the American right?” Peter Beinart, Why Liberals—and Only Liberals—Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again


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