Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Two murders

The news media have been quite diligent in reporting on the killing of the abortion doctor in Kansas and commentators have rightly deplored the senselessness of taking a life to protest the taking of life. There is another killing in a near-by state that deserves as much coverage, but let's see if it gets it. Read it all here.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man with "political and religious motives" killed a soldier just out of basic training and wounded another Monday in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center, police said. The shootings were not believed to be part of a broader scheme.

A police report based on an interview with the suspect says Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 23, told police he observed two soldiers in uniform, drove up to the recruiting center and started shooting.

"He saw them standing there and drove up and shot them," Lt. Terry Hastings told The Associated Press. "That's what he said."

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