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May 2008
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"American Taliban" style terroristic threats against the evolutionary biology department at the Univ

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

Salon: American Taliban on the warpath against evolution (Salon may require you to view an ad to get a site pass)
Denver Post: Threats by religious group spark probe at CU-Boulder
Panda's Thumb blog: Threats against University of Colorado Biologists

[...] In Pakistan, the bloody battle between the government and the Taliban wannabes holed up in the Lal Masjid "Red Mosque" is over, with hundreds dead, including Maulana Abdul Ghazi, one of the two brothers who mobilized radical students to push for Islamic revolution. But the aftermath is tense. Will President Musharraf's decision to crack down inflame tensions between the fundamentalists and the state, or convince the jihadis that martyrdom is overrated? The importance of the question can hardly be overstated. Pakistan has the bomb.

Meanwhile, in Boulder, Colo., a home-grown jihadi is terrorizing the University of Colorado at Boulder's ecology and evolutionary biology department. The Denver Post reported on Tuesday that "police are investigating a series of threatening messages and documents e-mailed to and slipped under the door of evolutionary biology labs on the Boulder campus." At the Panda's Thumb, a blog devoted to critiquing the "claims of anti evolutionism," excerpts of e-mails sent by the perpetrator to CU-Boulder faculty members display an unrestrained eagerness for escalating the ever popular with Christian fundamentalists creationism-evolution debate into an out-and-out holy war. [...]
What I want to know is when law enforcement will start calling this type of thing "domestic terrorism."

Thanks to [info]sunfell for the heads up.

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