Another American Terrorist You Won’t Hear Called a Terrorist

ABC News has the report on the murder of a gay man named Kenneth Cummings in Texas. Terry Mangum stabbed Cummings to death and then burned his body.

“I believe with all my heart that I was doing the right thing,” Mangum told the Houston Chronicle. “I planned on sending him to hell.”

Mangum, who described himself as “definitely not a homosexual,” said in the interview that he’d been called by God to “carry out a code of retribution” against a gay man because “sexual perversion” is the “worst sin.”

Why doesn’t ABC call this act terrorism? It sure meets the definition of an act of violence committed for an ideological goal. Maybe there too busy doing stories on eco-terrorists to worry about radical righties who kill.

And when Bush next claims no acts of terrorism in America since 9/11, don’t expect the press to point out this murder, or sniper, or the recent attempted arson at a church by religious fanatics of another denomination, or the recent discovery of a bomb by a women’s health clinic, etc, etc. Hell, the media can’t even remember the Anthrax killer.

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