Speaking of the way people interpret behavior based on their shared religious background (or lack thereof), Dan Mathewson has a sharp analysis in Religion Dispatches of the conspicuous absence of Christian faith from MSM analysis of the recent abortion doctor murder by a Pro Life fanatic. The title says it all: Muslims Murder, Christians Don’t: What Went Missing in Analysis of Tiller’s Executioner
While much of the media had no trouble detailing the religious commitment of the Muslim killer of an army recruiter, most profiles painted Scott Roeder as a right-wing, anti-government, anti-abortionist, with a prior arrest history and mental problems. His connection with extremist Christian groups, apparently, is irrelevant. […]
Man, Frank Gaffney just never ceases to nauseate.