'Christian' Domestic Terrorists Nailed By Rubio's Own Words

‘Christian’ Domestic Terrorists Nailed By Marco Rubio’s Own Words (VIDEO)

Have you heard these words from Marco Rubio on domestic terrorists and Planned Parenthood?

“Women face the rapid spread of Christian domestic terrorists. They find themselves today in a clash of civilizations between these radical animals, who believe that anyone who does not share their interpretation of their faith, that they have a God-given obligation to slaughter them. 

“It’s a fight between them and the rest of the civilized world.

“Domestic terrorists hate us because of our freedoms. They hate us because in America, women can choose whether to have sex. They hate us because in America, girls learn about their rights, including the constitutional right to have an abortion. That’s why they hate us.

Oh and how about these?

“This is a clash of civilizations… Radical Christianity is a view of civilization that we must reject and defeat for what it is.

“This is a civilizational struggle between the values of freedom and liberty and radical Christian terror… There is no middle ground. These are not disgruntled or disempowered people. These are radical terrorists who want to kill women because they have constitutional rights…

“There can be no arrangement or negotiation. Either the terrorists win or we do.” 

No? Well, of course not. Because Marco Rubio and the other macho, saber-rattlers in the Republican Party have had nothing — absolutely nothing — to say about the slaughter in Colorado Springs. With the exception of Ted Cruz, who was especially saddened that one of the dead was a police officer, the GOP camp was deafeningly silent.

Is the gop on the side of domestic terrorists?

It is sad that a police officer was killed. But why did Cruz find it necessary to diminish the tragedy of the  other two deaths, each victim having had two children? Perhaps it’s because the sympathies of the entire GOP field lie with the terrorists who want to put Planned Parenthood out of commission through any means possible rather than with the entirety of American women, who are the real target of the attacks.

The quote above was taken almost word-for-word from what candidate Rubio had to say about the terrorist shootings in Paris. Here are his actual words, first from The Guardian:

“We face the rapid spread of radical jihadists. We find ourselves today in a clash of civilizations between these radical animals, who believe that anyone who does not share their interpretation of their faith, that they have a God-given obligation to slaughter them.” 

“It’s a fight between them and the rest of the civilized world… 

“They hate us because of our freedoms. They hate us because in America, women drive cars. They hate us because in America, little girls are sent to school. That’s why they hate us.”

This is a clash of civilizations… radical jihad is a view of civilization that we must reject and defeat for what it is. Either they win, or we do.”

And also from Rubio’s first campaign ad:

“This is a civilizational struggle. Between the values of freedom and liberty and radical Islamic terror. What happened in Paris could happen here. There is no middle ground. These are not disgruntled or disempowered people. These are radical terrorists who want to kill us because we let women drive, because we let girls to to school…

“There can be no arrangement or negotiation. Either they win or we do.”

It’s extremely disturbing that Rubio and his fellow Republicans see nothing wrong with fanning the flames of anti-Muslim bigotry by characterizing terrorism as a “clash of civilizations.” But they aren’t expending one ounce of outrage on the continued slaughter by terrorists at home.

domestic terrorists Target both men and women At PP

The victims of American terrorism at the hands of radical Christianity are women who don’t feel safe exercising their constitutional right to an abortion. Instead, they seek the dangerous, back alley procedures of yesteryear. Victims also include the men and women who either seek or provide any of the services offered by Planned Parenthood.

Nevertheless, the senator’s words are especially pertinent to the victims of radical, fundamentalist Christianity, which must be seen as, and rejected for, what it is — an attempt to keep women in ‘their place’ and exert absolute control over their lives. In this country, women are educated. And, in spite of a concerted effort to make them believe that abortions imperil their ‘immortal souls’, they are mostly too savvy to succumb to the guilt trips of false religion.

Rubio, however, has also chosen in the past to use inflammatory rhetoric to stoke feelings against women. He want’s people to be fired  up about “dead babies” — which in the radical Christian universe means fetuses, not babies — rather than dead women.

What neither the Republicans nor the domestic terrorists are taking into account is the strength and resilience of American women. If we must defeat this form of domestic terrorism on our own, then we will. We’ve been subjected to oppression on a far broader, abusive scale than the current crop of conservatives can ever conceive of.

Cecile Richards, the president of the national Planned Parenthood organization, sent a clear message “to those who go to unimaginable extremes to close our doors” via social media — emails and tweets. The message reads, in part:

“We deplore your violence.

“We reject your threats.

“We fight your legislation to limit reproductive rights and health care in every corner of our country …

“We aren’t going anywhere. Planned Parenthood has been here for nearly 100 years, and we will keep being here as long as women, men, and young people need health care with dignity.

“To those who go to shocking extremes to close our doors, know this:

“THESE DOORS STAY OPEN.”

Women don’t need Marco Rubio or his Republican cohorts to fight this fight. We’ve gone up against misogynistic government officials many times before, for most of this country’s history.

It would be wonderful if those officials weren’t actively on the other side — or if they defended women’s rights with as much passion as they beat the drums of war against the Muslim world. However, American women deal with reality. Marco Rubio is just one more bump in the road.

Watch Rubio’s campaign ad here:

Feature photo via Marco Rubio on Facebook.

 

Deborah Montesano is a writer and political activist, who has just been freed from decades of wandering in the Arizona desert. She is now stunned to find herself actually living in progressive heaven — Portland, Oregon. READ MORE BY DEBORAH.