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...but Yglesias pulls out this statement from United States Conference of Bishops on the murder of George Tiller:

"Our bishops' conference and all its members have repeatedly and publicly denounced all forms of violence in our society, including abortion as well as the misguided resort to violence by anyone opposed to abortion," Cardinal Rigali said. "Such killing is the opposite of everything we stand for, and everything we want our culture to stand for: respect for the life of each and every human being from its beginning to its natural end. We pray for Dr. Tiller and his family."

Now, Jeff was talking about folks here at the Atlantic, not American Islamic groups, so this is only tangentially related to his original point. But the issue of political correctness was raised in comments. I have my own biases. Still, the USCB effectively equated Tiller's murder with abortion. Fair enough. But, to take Matt's point a little further, it's very hard for me to imagine CAIR issuing a statement like this in which they fold in, say, the murder of innocent Afghan children by American Predator drones with the Fort Hood massacre.

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