Terrorism by SUV
As noted in news accounts, several Muslim men, practicing the "Religion of Peace", have plowed their SUVs into coffee shops in California and North Carolina. The news has done an admirable job of keeping these attacks off of the television. Certainly, none have gotten the 24-7 coverage of the Duke La Crosse team's alledged rape of a stripper. My question: Should these men be charged with acts of terrorism? Certainly, the acts are criminal in nature but are the acts driven by the dictates of the likes of Osama bin Laden, to committee jihad whenever and wherever the militant Muslim can when living among the infidels. Should the so-called "sniper duo" that terrorized Northern Virginia a few years back have been tired as criminals or as terrorists? In these cases, I say as terrorists committing acts of agression against our nation and our citizens. Their acts are no less than acts of war. We need to get tough and we need to understand that acts of criminality are not the same as acts of terrorism. Terrorists need to be treated as such. I have had some interesting musings about folks we have available to give us a hand. But for now, we need to treat the SUV murder-maiming drive-by as acts of terrorism, not as mere criminal acts. Certainly not as accidents.