America's Counterpart to the Taliban

As might be expected, last week's terrorist bombings have energized some of the most extremist and intolerant segments of American society. Conservative hatchet-gal Ann Coulter wrote a vitriolic column for the National Review, calling for an American jihad against Muslim nations "to invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson mused together on Robertson's TV network that the attack was "probably what we deserve" because of American tolerance for "the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians." To get an idea of how Falwell's anti-feminist views match up against those of the Taliban, check out the Feminist Majority Foundation's campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan.