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Dr. Tiller Shot to Death at Wichita Church

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capitalist piglet5/31/2009 11:50:17 am PDT

re: #287 Killgore Trout

This isn’t “wild” speculation. It’s a common sense guess as to the religious motivations of the perp. He didn’t come up with these ideas on his own. If you start to google the preachers that are deflecting you’ll find they have a history of over the top rhetoric so they’re trying to cover their asses. As you can see from the blog comments there is a decent amount of support for this killer among the anti-abortion crowd. Imams do the same thing after a terrorist attack, they deflect and say they are preaching peace.

Honestly, Killgore, isn’t guessing discouraged around here? Don’t we wait for facts?

You don’t even know who the perp is yet, or whether he was even aware of this priest’s viewpoint. Do you really think this priest advocated murder? Do you have evidence of that? (I am almost completely unfamiliar with the who’s who of the radical anti-abortion movement.) We don’t even know if the perp is a Christian. I understand why people would assume he is, but you’re trying to blame some priest for something someone else did, without even having a tangible connection between the two people. Is that reasonable?

I’m not saying you won’t turn out to be right - anything is possible, at this point - but how is this better than speculating about other things?