“Crusaders” aren’t Christian, we shouldn’t assume—
Just assholes, I’m willing to bet.
They’ve gathered, opposing an atheist girl,
Just people, like many you’ve met.
There’s nothing that hints at some fault of religion—
They’re clearly not frightened of sin—
Their horrible thoughts did not come from the bible
(The odds are, they came from within)
Their words are their own; there’s no need to excuse them;
A threat is a threat is a threat;
These moron “crusaders” are still in the hunt
For “the most clueless idiots yet”
A handwritten letter; a personal screed,
Which the cops will examine for clues…
You threaten, you bully, you menace, you prod…
And of course, in the long run… you lose.
(bit–or more than a bit–of a rant, following…)
For the present, at least, Hemant has a copy of the letter that was sent to Jessica Ahlquist. If it doesn’t work, that might be intentional. Last time I checked, Jessica’s own twitter account had deleted (I think–might have just been a glitch) the letter she got. On the chance that Jessica herself is deleting references to it, I will not reproduce it here.
Bottom line is… idiots are threatening Jessica Ahlquist. I’d say “again”, but my suspicion is that “still” is more apt. I join with others in hoping she has turned over all messages (email, post, tweet, carrier pigeon, whatever) to the authorities. Hemant (at least at present) warns us:
Keep in mind we don’t know who sent it. There’s no evidence it was a Christian.
Which is, oddly, doubly true. First, we have no direct evidence that the writers, who referred to themselves as “crusaders”, meant that to be a christian identity. Secondly, I suspect that a great many christians will immediately distance themselves from whatever these particular perps label themselves as. Certainly they are unlikely to be “true” Christians, with all that salt on their porridge.
So, yeah, whoever wrote that letter is clearly not a true christian. Unless and until this person identifies him or herself, we have no reason to assume it is a christian at all. Seriously. No, really. Cos non-christians have tons of reasons to threaten Jessica. Which I will think of in just a bit…