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Other Times People Were Murdered By Terrorists, And Things That Didn’t Happen Then – Thought Catalog

Continuing the theme of my last TC piece, I expand on my #JeNeSuisPasCharlie piece in The Daily Beast, pointing out how other instances of violence against free speech didn’t generate the same kind of solidarity.
Continuing the theme of my last TC piece, I expand on my #JeNeSuisPasCharlie piece in The Daily Beast, pointing out how other instances of violence against free speech didn’t generate the same kind of solidarity.

On May 31, 2009, Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed in cold blood by Scott Roeder, a religious extremist, for the legal act of providing abortion services.

No high-ranking politicians called upon President Obama to condemn “radical Christianity.” No sanctions were levied against organizations that Roeder was involved with, such as Operation Rescue.

News organizations across the world did not tweet into a hashtag #IAmDrTiller. Public figures such as Bill O’Reilly who had used inciting language such as “Tiller the Baby Killer” or Ann Coulter who, after Tiller’s death, joked about it as “terminated in the 203rd trimester” kept their jobs.

(Read the entire article at Thought Catalog)