On Sunday, a man with a history of mental illness murdered abortionist George Tiller. The murder was tragic, evil and wrong. His murder was denounced by every major pro-life organization in the country.
The media was quick to attack pro-life organizations and those vocally opposed to the culture of abortion-on-demand and late term abortion as culpable in the murder. MSNBC's Keith Olbermann accused Fox News in general -- and Bill O'Reilly specifically -- for Tiller's murder. Andrew Sullivan blamed "Christianists" for the murder. The New York Times predictably editorialized on the issue, calling for the few restrictions on abortion to be rolled back and condemning even those who even peaceably protest abortion-on-demand.
On Monday, a convert to Islam shot two soldiers outside a recruiting station in Arkansas, killing one and seriously wounding another.
What did the Council on American-Islamic Relations have to say about the attack? Nothing. How about Code Pink, which regularly calls U.S. troops war criminals? Nothing. The communists at ANSWER? They've got a press release about Tiller's murder, but nothing on the murder of an American soldier. Likewise, the Times editorial page is also silent on the subject.
Why does one murder -- the first of its kind in more than a decade -- used to tar a movement and Christians? Meanwhile the second murder, one of thousands (counting 9/11), disappears from the news quickly and no one in the media has the stomach to draw attention to the much stronger links between a religion and a man who murders in the name of it?
You know the answer. You just don't have to be happy about it.