Palin on Killing of Tiller and Long

A few people, yesterday, put two and two together with regard to the deaths of abortionist George Tiller and military recruiter William Long. Not nearly enough. Still, among those issuing a statement was Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who released the following from her political action committee:

The stories of two very different lives with similar fates crossed through the media’s hands yesterday – both equally important but one lacked the proper attention. The death of 67-year old George Tiller was unacceptable, but equally disgusting was another death that police believe was politically and religiously motivated as well.

William Long died yesterday. The 23-year old Army Recruiter was gunned down by a fanatic; another fellow soldier was wounded in the ambush. The soldiers had just completed their basic training and were talking to potential recruits, just as my son, Track, once did.

Whatever titles we give these murderers, both deserve our attention. Violence like that is no way to solve a political dispute nor a religious one. And the fanatics on all sides do great disservice when they confuse dissention with rage and death.

Governor Sarah Palin

I believe it to be important that those of us on the right stand up and denounce these actions, just as I hope those in the Muslim community will stand up and denounce the actions carried out in the name of Islam by the man who killed William Long. Similarly, I would hope that the press treat these in the same manner — pointing out that Tiller’s killer was pro-life is fine, so long as William Long’s killer is adequately described as a Muslim terrorist.

Personally, I will mourn one of the two, and I’ll leave you to guess which one. In the meantime, I’ll continue to pray that our differences, no matter how vast, can be settled without such violent acts.

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  1. tm says:

    It was very nice to see a leader come out and condemn "BOTH" acts.
    I have nothing but admiration for Mrs. Palin.
    I have nothing to say on the tiller case – I would have liked to have seen the man prosecuted.
    As for the American soldier murdered by a Muslim?
    To waste a young life like this committed to protecting ours justifies the death penalty or incarceration in Gitmo. The FBI was actually "watching " that terrorist? Makes you wonder how well somebody would watch the released terrorists from gitmo and the circus that comes with those prisoners on our homeland.

  2. Gail B says:

    This is from Newsbusters.org (thank you, fellow commenter in the thread at "Abortion, Murder and Overkill"): (Quote)

    As has been the case with most previous incidents of abortion-related violence, [Scott] Roeder appears to have an affiliation with extremist political groups but not with the mainstream pro-life movement.

    Pro-life groups have quickly and genuinely condemned the Tiller shooting.

    In 1996, officials in Kansas apparently stopped his vehicle for not having a valid license plate, which he removed as an act of anti-governmental protest. His license plate apparently had slogans such as "Private Property, Immunity Declared at Law, Non-Commercial American."

    According to the Kansas City Star, the FBI suspected Roeder of having ties with the Montana Freemen, a militia group, which had had standoffs with authorities.

    At the link within the report, Ertelt recites [numerous pro-life organizations]. (End quote)

    Because Tiller's name was well-known in the abortion business, everyone is assuming that his murder was connected to anti-abortion. It doesn't seem to be the case here.

    My concern is that the government will use the murder as ammunition (no pun intended) for its anti-GUN proposals.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Isn't it interesting that the outcry against pro-life groups in the aftermath of Dr. Tiller's murder has been deafening and yet there is no outrage over the Muslim who killed one of our soldiers? There has been no effort by the media to indict the entire Muslim community because of the actions of this man. He has admitted he had plans to kill more soldiers and I believe this is just the beginning of an assault on our military within our own country from the many radical Muslims who have been allowed to reside here. They are recruiting young African-Americans and the prisons are a primary source of recruiting. There are numerous training camps in this country where Muslims are taught the destructive methods used against their enemies….and yet, we still don't get it…when will we demand that these camps be abolished and these radicals deported?….they will target our military here as well as ordinary citizens. George Bush used wire taps to monitor these individuals…this man was under surveillance by the FBI but we need to do more than just monitor.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hum, And he had plans for more attacks on his computer.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,524833,00.html

  5. Anonymous says:

    STILL no comment from the Usurper about Pvt Long’s murder in Arkansas.

    STILL no more protection for the recruiting centers, even though it is being revealed that his killer may have had other targets, and he was not acting alone.

    the Usurper is instead going on his America Apology tour. He refuses to protect our soldiers. Is this man not a monster?

    This is a video of Pvt Long’s Father, it is hard to watch, but a must see:

    http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/private-william-longs-father-in-interview-with-little-rocks-katv.html

    God bless Pvt Long and his family.

  6. SELF DEFENSE says:

    Wise up patriots, it's coming.

  7. Anonymous says:

    We all need to write to NBC News at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NY, NY 10112 and ask them where is the 'in-depth' coverage of this Muslim murdering one of our soldiers…where is the condemnation of the Muslim community as they did with the pro-lif movement? Keith Olberman actually said that Bill O'Reilly shared responsibility for the murder of Dr. Tiller…that is outrageous but guess they are desperate to try and increase their ratings since FOX clobbers them in all time slots. Write ABC, NBC, CNN etc….this young soldier and the one injured deserve the respect and honor from his country.
    Of course, the Great One is over kissing the King of Saudia Arabia's feet so they don't want any adverse publicity now about Muslims. I hope if he bends over this time, someone kicks him in the ***!!!

  8. Claudia says:

    This is from wwww.theobamfile/obamalatest.htm and is making my blood boil this AM….. (since when does he tell the rest of the world that WE, AMERICA, IS ONE OF THE THE LARGEST MUSLIM NATIONS IN THE WORLD???? NOW THAT IS AUDACITY….. and an outright BLATANT LIE, i.8 million Muslims does not make the total population of 308 million a maority of Muslims….

    [Obama Says U.S. One Of The Largest Muslim Countries In The World

    A few weeks back, Obama said America is not a Christian nation.

    Now, in an interview with the French newspaper "Le Monde," Obama said, "...I think that the United States and the West generally, we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam," and claimed, "If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world".

    Naturally, the White House transcript of the interview omits this remark.

    During a conference call in preparation for Obama’s trip to Cairo, Egypt, where he will address the Muslim world, deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough said, "the President himself experienced Islam on three continents before he was able to -- or before he’s been able to visit, really, the heart of the Islamic world -- you know, growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father -- obviously Muslim Americans (are) a key part of Illinois and Chicago."

    Interesting choice of words -- "experienced"

    In his April 6 address to the Turkish Parliament, Obama said "Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim majority country. I know, because I am one of them."

    Al-Jazeera reported that Obama said he was a Muslim.

    Then, in Strasbourg, Obama said, "I think it is important for Europe to understand that even though I am president and George Bush is not president, al-Qaeda is still a threat and that we cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein Obama got elected as president, suddenly everything's going to be OK," he said.

    These comments never would have been uttered during the primaries or general election campaign, when Americans were labeled bigots and racists even for mentioning Hussein's middle name. The candidate was even offended when referred to by his initials "BHO," because he considered the use of his middle name, "Hussein," an attempt to frighten voters.

    Well, now it looks like Obama is finally coming out of the closet. Obama says it loud and says it proud. The middle name that no one dared to speak during the election campaign is now front and centre in Obama's attempt to suck up to the Muslim world.

    Of course those of us who have been well informed on this matter aren’t at all surprised. After all, Obama only hid his past when he was running for the Oval Office.

    Is Obama's statement just a bold-faced lie or a wish? There are an estimated 1.8 million Muslims in America. That's a scant 0.6% of the population. Compared to other countries the U. S. doesn't even make the list.

    Another lie to add to Obama's impressive list of lies.]

  9. barack HUSSEIN obama says:

    you all need to chill

  10. Anonymous says:

    Obama is Muslim and he believes HE is this country so, in his mind, the country is Muslim. He is in control of EVERYTHING here and his systematic plan to change every aspect of our life to reflect a Muslim influence is happening at an alarming rate and we are allowing it to happen.

  11. Gail B says:

    Jeff, when I read your post, I had not heard about Pvt. William Long being murdered and his fellow recruiter being injured. Tiller's murder was splattered all over the media, however.

    And then the right became incensed over this and poured out, all over the news outlets, that not only was this not covered by the MSM, but Obama(?) had not even offered condolences to Long's family or offered any outrage over one of our military being murdered on our own soil!

    I am outraged over his lack of concern for our American citizens and military. Well, I am outraged over a lot of things, but this is significant enough to send to The Reader's Digest!

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