Taseer's murder was greeted with jubilation by a large number of people, and with fear by those who should be speaking out. In the west, the usual neo-cons used it as evidence that Pakistanis and Muslims (not the same, remember) are fundamentally backwards. As usual, they forget Christianity and the West's millennium or so of religious and political murder on a grand scale.
Those voices are very silent today. The talk radio hosts and rightwing bloggers aren't pointing to a dark, fundamentalist core of violent bigots at the heart of American society. They didn't mention it when Timothy McVeigh murdered 168 of his fellow citizens in Oklahoma City in 1995, nor when anti-abortionists murder patients, doctors and nurses. They're very keen to talk about 'fanatical' mullahs and preachers spreading hate in mosques, and very reluctant to consider the discourse they themselves use on the airwaves every day.
Instead, they blame 'vicious leftwing' commentators (?) and the government: here are some delightful comments from American newspaper readers:
Unfit for the Military, unfit for Society. When the left desires to "Mainstream" scum this sort of outcome is not surprizing
Obviously, The killer was controled by a Satanic thinking. Sarah Palin had nothing to do with it. All the attacks are strictly Democrats. I think I'd rether like electing her. I'm tired of these emocrat LIARS.