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Westboro Baptist using threats of terror to get its way

by Brad A. Greenberg

January 14, 2011 | 9:00 pm

Does Westboro Baptist Church now qualify as a terrorist organization? In the most basic definition, probably. You tell me based on this article from the Los Angeles Times:

An extremist church has agreed not to protest outside the funerals of Christina Taylor Green and Judge John M. Roll in exchange for airtime on two radio stations.

Margie Phelps, a lawyer for the Westboro Baptist Church, said the decision was not based on outside pressure but rather on how much publicity the church could receive.

“It’s how many ears we can reach,” she said. “That is our job, that is our goal.”

Here is the previous post I wrote about Westboro leader Fred Phelps thanking God for the Tucson shooter. The LAT’s use of “extremist church” makes me think that most American Muslim probably feel the same way about extremist Muslims that I do about the Westboro Baptist nuts.

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