The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

How to deal with terrorism...

Nov 5, 2001

A nationally syndicated columnist, Mona Charen, in her October 28 column, proposed that thousands of Arab students legally in the U.S. be kicked out. She also proposed that citizens of Middle Eastern origin receive extra scrutiny. And finally she says, “Every Middle-Eastern-looking truck driver should be pulled and questioned, wherever he may be.”

We wonder if Ms. Charen is ready to propose a similar solution for another terrorist situation that continues to occur in this country – the on-going attacks against medical clinics which provide abortion services. These clinics have not only received hundreds of letters supposedly carrying anthrax, some of which were serious threats; their personnel have been attacked and sometimes murdered, and clinics have been burnt out. These attacks have been carried out in great measure by people in the Christian fundamentalist milieu.