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Earlier today, Pakistani-born terrorist Faisal Shahzad was sentenced to life in prison for the failed Times Square bombing in May. In the courtroom, the self-proclaimed “Muslim warrior” told America to “brace yourself” for new waves of terrorism. “The defeat of the U.S. must and will happen in the near future,” he said. “If you call us terrorists for doing that, than we are proud terrorists.” Shahzad, who had been planning a second attack if the first succeeded, should have hit home with Barack Obama. The White House is already touting the success of giving terrorists Miranda rights.

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The chief problem is not where Obama is trying terrorists but where he is seeking them. On August 25, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security hosted a joint training session on terrorism conducted by Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Federation and the Feminist Majority Foundation. The “terrorists” they are focused on have committed only one crime: they oppose abortion, the taking of unborn life.

At precisely the moment al-Qaeda is targeting American citizens abroad and domestic Muslim terrorists continue plotting to strike at home, the Obama administration is training the federal police corps to keep tabs on his political enemies. discovered an 84-page briefing document participants received entitled, “Resource Guide: Violence Against Reproductive Health Care Providers.” It is at once a strange and offensive document. It is strange in that, for instance, although it claims to have been “Revised in 2010,” it reports that Wichita’s late-term abortionist, George Tiller, “continues practicing,” then pages later it notes he was murdered. (Tiller was shot dead while serving as an usher at a Lutheran Church last May.) It also stokes fear of a massive underground terrorist network by blaming the bombing of two abortion clinics on a shadowy group called “The Army of God.” Of course, those crimes and more were committed by Eric Rudolph, a North Carolina extremist who was arrested more than seven years ago.

The report should offend anyone who believes in the First Amendment, because it continually conflates free speech with violence. At regular intervals, it lumps in “violence” with actions like “blockades” and “invasions.” A group of nuns praying the rosary outside a clinic could constitute a “blockade,” and a smiling evangelical leaving a pro-life pamphlet in the waiting room could constitute an “invasion” (though not as great an invasion as when paring shears penetrate a skull, an action Planned Parenthood has perpetrated frequently and with great profitability).

The abortion providers must confess “Severe violence” – you know, the kind that is actually violent – is “very low.” Although it could whip up only 6,263 acts of “violence” (including trespassing, “invasion,” “stalking,” and reputed threats) since 1977, it reports 26 times as many acts of “disruption,” including “Hate Mail,” “Internet Harassment,” and “Picketing.” Even clinics experiencing “noise disturbances” (conventionally known as free speech) “has decreased,” and the number of clinics reporting violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) law reached “the lowest level ever reported.” Virtually every measure shows the actual number of incidents declining, a fact the report hides by using percentages.

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