August 24, 2005
The UK’s other terrorists score a victory
[editor’s note: this post was “pasted” in — it appeared originally at the old Dawson’s Danube site, which is archived here.]
Grave desecration is rightly considered one of the most hateful and despicable of crimes. However, nothing is too low for the domestic terrorists in the UK who have successfully employed desecration for blackmail. I was going to say that this story almost defies belief, but it really doesn’t, does it? It’s all too believable. In fact, I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often:
A family that breeds guinea pigs for medical research announced yesterday that it was to close its farm in a final attempt to get back the remains of a relative whose body was dug up by animal rights extremists.
It seems to me that it is not at all a big jump from desecrating graves to murdering humans. That’s the logical next step for the “Animal Rights Militia”, and I’ve no doubt that it’s coming up. Reacting to the ARM’s succcess, one supporter shows us that these people can be just as fanatical as your neighborhood Islamist:
A spokesman for Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs, a campaign group set up in 1999 to lobby for the farm’s closure, said: “This is the most fantastic day of my life. It’s a victory for the animals and it’s a fundamental victory for the animal rights movement. I feel so unbelievably proud to be part of the movement.”
This brand of terrorism does not yet threaten society to the extent that Islamists do. But they should be fought against just as hard.