Thursday, June 16, 2016

Let's Talk About Domestic Terrorism

[TRIGGER WARNING: ANTI-CHOICE VIOLENCE, MASS SHOOTING MENTION, ISLAMOPHOBIA]

I've been getting batches of messages on Tumblr clearly from one single Islamophobic asshole trying to say that it's okay to be Islamophobic and I shouldn't be speaking out against Islamophobia because they apparently think Islam has a monopoly on bigoted violence. It's been suggested that by caring about Muslims in the wake of the Orlando shooting, I don't care about LGBTQAIP+ people or women.

You want to talk about terrorist attacks in the U.S. by misogynistic groups? Okay.

Anti-abortion terrorists have as of 1977 committed the following:

  • 11 murders
  • 17 attempted murders
  • 153 incidents of assault/battery
  • 383 death threats
  • 655 anthrax threats
  • 619 bomb threats
  • 41 bombings
  • 3 kidnappings
  • 173 arsons
  • 91 attempted bombings/arsons
  • 1264 incidents of vandalism

And this is just against clinics that provide abortion services. This also doesn’t include the daily intimidation campaigns against these clinics and anyone who even comes near them.

And if you're really upset about the Muslim extremist terrorists, I suggest you look into how they actually came into being. Hint: It's because of the U.S. "bomb the brown people" policy.

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