Monday, March 29, 2010

Terrorists in Terrorist's Clothing

The Associated Press released a partial story this morning on a Christian militia planning to kill police officers.  (Link to story here.)

The difference between an Islamic terrorist and a Christian terrorist is largely a matter of "them" versus "us."

In perusing online news articles of Islamic terrorists you will see comments like, "Kill them all, let God sort 'em out," and "Those barbaric Muslims are at it again."  (See point on "Kill 'em all.")

Comments on Christian terrorists have comments like, "Ruby Ridge and Waco 2.0 with all the fixings and dead children," and, "Politics, try to make it look like there is a vast conspiracy against Obama.  Actually we just don't want socialist ruining this country."

As long as they are "us," they are good.  As long as they are "them," they are bad.

Too bad we don't live in a country where "All men are created equal."



For information on terrorists of many flavors, Jessica Stern has a great book, Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill.


3 comments:

nothingprofound said...

Hi Dennis-hope all is well. It's amazing what a blindfold patriotism can be when assessing the injustice and cruelty in the world.

R. Gabe Davis said...

Militant Christian is a oxymoron.

Dennis A Carroll said...

Thanks NP.

Good point, Gabe. However, there have been plenty of God fearing people that have killed in the name of God, be they "Christian," "Muslim," or "other." It brings up the thought, "Are all militants (killers) atheists?"