Bombing An Abortion Clinic Is Terrorism

Blog ››› ››› SIMON MALOY

As police and federal officials hunt down the suspected Boston marathon bombers, USA Today contributor, Daily Beast columnist, and Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers made this absolutely baffling assertion via Twitter: "Just b/c the bombing suspects were Muslim, that doesn't make it 'terrorism' any more than a crazy abortion clinic bomber is a terrorist."

The intent behind this tweet isn't immediately clear, but the message it conveys -- that an anti-abortion zealot who sets off a bomb inside of an abortion clinic is not a terrorist -- is absolutely false. The FBI treats attacks against abortion service providers as acts of terrorism and anti-abortion movements that resort to violence as terrorist groups.

Abortion clinic bombers are terrorists. This shouldn't need clarifying.

UPDATE: After the publication of this post, Powers tweeted the following about abortion clinic bombers:

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Kirsten Powers
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