"Miriam Carey, 34, the young dental hygienist who was gunned down on Oct. 3 after trying to ram through a White House security barrier, was assassinated by President Barack Obama because she had given birth to their illegitimate daughter, according to the Reverend James David Manning of Atlah World Missionary Church." (MICHIGAN CHRONICLE)
Manning is bonkers, of course. But I have to admit that I am amazed at how little has been said about this incident in the liberal press and by liberal bloggers. I am pretty certain, because of past incidents of a similar kind in my country, that if this had happened in the UK there would have been a major furore about "appropriate response" and that sort of thing which would have ended up with some sort of public enquiry. But the American zeitgeist is more paranoid than that of the British and, as the experience of American sikhs recently shows, terrorists are seen everywhere. And there are perfectly good reasons for such a wary attitude. It was the USA that suffered the worst terrorist attack of all time when the Twin Towers fell and it is often their own people who are responsible for acts of terrorism within the US borders. America also has a long record of assassinations and attempted assassinations of presidents of the USA.
But I doubt that such explanations of why she ended up in a morgue riddle with gunshot holes will be of any comfort to Miriam Carey's friends and family who, when they looked at her, saw only a depressed, confused young woman, not an international, ideologically inspired terrorist determined to bring down western democracy.