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"Animal rights" jihadists attempt to kill California scientist

By Scott Tibbs, August 7, 2008

In a sickening and frightening act of jihad, "animal rights" fanatics attempted to murder a California scientist who was performing biomedical research at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Read more about this despicable act of terrorism here, here and here. CBS News reports:

One scientist and his family, including two small children, were forced to flee from a second-story window Saturday after a firebomb was lit on their front porch, filling the off-campus house with smoke, Santa Cruz police said. An adult was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released.

It gets worse, when the North American Animal Liberation press office issued a fatwa.

"It's regrettable that certain scientists are willing to put their families at risk by choosing to do wasteful animal experiments," press office spokesman Jerry Vlasak said in the statement.

Of course, Vlasak's statement was sick and depraved. No scientist decided to put his family at risk of murder by "animal rights" extremists waging jihad against biomedical research. The only blame for this demonic act of terrorism is with the jihadist (or jihadists) who set what was described as a "Molotov cocktail on steroids" on someone's front door and tried to murder two small children. Attempting to shift blame away from the people who actually attempted to murder two small children is nothing more than pure, unmitigated evil.

Apologists for "animal rights" terrorists often attempt to downplay these acts of terrorism by asking how many people have been killed by "direct action" committed by AR fanatics. Well, one or more terrorists attempted to murder a California scientist and his two small children in the name of animal rights. Is that enough, or should we only take these fanatics seriously if they are actually successful they try to kill someone?

I warned five years ago that it is only a matter of time before someone is killed in the United States as a result of eco-terrorism. We have already seen how extreme "animal rights" jihadists can get when AR terrorists attacked and brutally beat Brian Cass of Huntingdon Life Sciences. HLS had been targeted for years by "animal rights" jihadists, and Cass was attacked by "three people armed with pickaxe handles outside his home" in February of 2001. The cowardly three-on-one attack left Cass with a three-inch gash in his head.

Wow, how manly. Not only did the terrorists feel the "need" for three-to-one odds, but they needed to use weapons too. What a bunch of spineless cowards.

One of the terrorists was sent to prison one month before the September 11 terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center, severely damaged the Pentagon and resulted in the death of 3000 people in a terribly destructive act of war. I cannot help but notice the irony in this.

You may have noticed that I have repeatedly used the word jihad in describing "animal rights" terrorists or acts of terrorism committed in the name of "animal rights". The reason for this is simple: we are faced with people who worship the earth. Attempting to murder small children is justified in the minds of those who commit terrorism in the name of Gaia. Just like the September 11 terrorist attacks, there should be no doubt that this is a holy war. We are not simply fighting political radicals when we try to stop "animal rights" terrorism or eco-terrorism. This is a religious war and no one should fool themselves into thinking otherwise.

Just like other false religions, earth-worship is extremely dangerous to one's soul. It has become fashionable and "hip" for Christians to be active in preserving the environment, and some more liberal Christian denominations have decided to make this a primary mission of their churches. Obviously, we should be good stewards of what God has given to us, so outright animal abuse and wanton destruction of the natural environment should be opposed by the children of God. But there is a significant gulf between being a good steward of God's creation and worshipping the creation instead of the Creator. Worship of the Creator is proper, but worship of creation is perverse. Pastors need to be willing to use the pulpit warn their congregations about the dangers of earth-worship.