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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Terrorism and Double Standards
Posted by Jill | 6:21 AM
It's hard to imagine that Faisal Shahzad, found and apprehended admirably quickly in Saturday's attempted car bombing in Times Square, is going to be allowed to post bail. Nor should he be. Because a determined terrorist is a high risk to either flee, as Shahzad was in the process of doing, or continue his quest to wreak mayhem. So it's only right that suspected terrorists be held until trial, right?

Well, unless they're WHITE, right-wing terrorists who invoke Christ and have vowed to kill police officers and government officials. Then they get to go free:
A judge in Detroit ordered their release, despite prosecutors' objections, imposing strict conditions including electronic tagging.

The suspects - eight men and one woman - were detained in a series of FBI raids across the Mid-West in March.

They are said to belong to a Michigan-based militia called the Hutaree.

It is alleged they planned to kill a police officer in Michigan and then stage a second attack on the funeral, using landmines and roadside bombs.

Defence lawyers say it is just a case of hate-filled, irrational speech.

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