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Recent terrorist acts by Muslims and animal rights activists

A couple of stories about two recent terrorist acts by two anti-conservative special interest groups.

First, the radically leftist CNN reports on a terrorist act by animal rights nuts.

Excerpt:

The FBI and University of California at Los Angeles police are investigating a new round of threats from anti-animal research activists who say they sent AIDS-tainted razor blades and a threatening message to a research professor, a university spokesman said Tuesday.

The university said law enforcement officials confirmed that UCLA neuroscientist David Jentsch received a package at his home containing razor blades and a threatening note. No other details about the package or its contents were given by the university.

The Animal Liberation Front posted an unsigned communique on its website from a group calling itself “The Justice Department at UCLA,” claiming its members sent the razor blades to Jentsch because he uses primates for government-funded testing of drug addiction.

[...]Since 2006, other anonymous activists claimed responsibility for at least 11 acts of sabotage, vandalism, criminal damage and firebombing against UCLA faculty or property, either on and off campus, university officials said.

In March 2009, activists seeking to stop the use of animals in research claimed to set fire to Jentsch’s vehicle parked overnight outside his home.

Most animal rights activists are also pro-abortion, so it’s not surprising that they think nothing about killing people, just not animals.

Second, the radically leftist New York Times reports on a terrorist act by an Islamofascist nut. (H/T The American Spectator via ECM)

Excerpt:

A Somali-born teenager who thought he was detonating a car bomb at a packed Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Portland, Ore., was arrested by the authorities on Friday night. Federal agents said that they had spent nearly six months tracking him and setting up a sting operation.

The bomb, which was in a van parked off Pioneer Courthouse Square, was a fake — planted by F.B.I. agents as part of the elaborate sting — but “the threat was very real,” Arthur Balizan, the F.B.I.’s special agent in charge in Oregon, said in a statement released by the Department of Justice. An estimated 10,000 people were at the ceremony on Friday night, the Portland police said.

[...]In some cases, including the one in Oregon, the suspects living in the United States had developed contacts with figures in Yemen and northwest Pakistan, both homes to militant groups. In May, a Pakistani-born American was arrested in the plotting of a car bomb attack in Times Square, and later pleaded guilty.

[...]In a similar case in September 2009, a 19-year-old Jordanian was arrested after placing a fake bomb at a 60-story Dallas skyscraper. The same month, a 29-year-old Muslim convert was charged with placing a bomb at the federal building in Springfield, Ill. And in October, a 34-year-old naturalized American citizen born in Pakistan was arrested and charged with plotting to bomb the Washington subway after meeting with undercover agents and discussing his plans and surveillance activities.

[...]The authorities arrested Mr. Mohamud around 5:40 p.m. on Friday, 20 minutes before the tree-lighting ceremony was planned to start. As he was taken into custody, he kicked and screamed at the agents and yelled, “Allahu akbar,” an Arabic phrase for “God is Great,” the authorities said.

Notice the headline for this article: “Oregon Teen Arrested in Plot to Bomb Holiday Event”. Only later in the article does it mention that this was a Muslim committing terrorism against Christians at a Christmas event.

One good thing about this story is that the terrorist was denounced by another Muslim who was concerned about his “increasing radicalism”. So they’re not all radical nuts.

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