Palin on terrorists: She knows one when she sees one

She Knows One When She Sees One

by digby

Per Media Matters, Sarah Palin has some very specific ideas about what constitutes a terrorist:

JEANINE PIRRO (host): Here's a sound of P.J. Crowley speaking for the Obama administration. Take a listen.

P.J. CROWLEY, State Department spokesperson (video clip): We are looking into the individual who shot our service members. We're looking into his relationship with others. I don't know that we've made a judgment yet on whether it was someone acting alone or somebody acting in concert with others. [BREAK IN VIDEO] Was, you know, for example was the shooting of Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords a terrorist attack? I mean, you have to look at -- you have to look at the evidence and look at the motivation. Then you make a judgment.

PIRRO: Alright Governor, there you have it. They absolutely refuse to call this terrorism. Even though the shooter shoots two airmen on a military bus yelling Allahu Akbar.

PALIN: Right.

PIRRO: And why is he so afraid -- why is the administration so afraid to admit that this is terrorism?

PALIN: Why is the administration so naive in assuming the American public is going to accept a comment like P.J.'s that essentially equates a crazed maniac in Arizona, shooting Gabbie Giffords to this terrorist who tried to and was successful in gunning down our servicemen overseas as he did yell out Allahu Akbar? This is, to me, I think reflective of remember the incident at Fort Hood where it took weeks and weeks and weeks for the Obama administration to finally admit that there was a terrorist involved there.

PIRRO: But why do you think, Governor, he's afraid to call it terrorism? I don't understand why the reluctance to be objective about what's going on.

PALIN: His world view, our president's world view certainly seems a bit different than I believe than most Americans. Because Judge, I think if you ask most Americans on the street, if someone was hell bent on killing one of our military personnel, yelling Allahu Akbar and had terrorist ties, if you can't see that clearly as a terrorist, then we've got some things quite askew in our administration. [Fox News, Justice with Judge Jeanine, 3/5/11]

What about this guy?

But then Palin and her followers' world view is that such murders can't be defined as terrorism because terrorism requires that someone be Muslim. Killing doctors who perform abortion is doing God's work and that's completely different.