Is it just me or are people totally unhinged on the subject of Christianity? Leftist loons seem to be all over the place condemning “Christian terrorism”–a thing that does not exist. First of all, “Christian terrorism” means that the terrorism is conducted because of the terrorist’s Christian faith, just as Muslim terrorism means that the terrorism is conducted because of the terrorist’s Muslim faith. The examples of non-existent “Christian terrorism”? Tim McVeigh and . . . um, that’s it. The thing is that while Tim McVeigh was a Christian, he did not blow up the Murrah building in the name of Christianity, nor did he do it in the name of Jesus Christ or of God. Motivation matters when labeling (unless you’re on the left and wish to pretend that Islam is not a motivation for Muslim terrorists).
McVeigh did what he did because he was a freaking lunatic who was lashing out at the government. Period. That he was a (presumably lapsed) Catholic is incidental, even to him. Let’s compare that with the Fort Hood terrorist and every other actual terrorist who is motivated by and (in their minds, at least) doing the work of Allah. Shouting “Allah Akbar” is a clue. Sending video tapes saying that they are working for Allah is another clue. Writing emails and posting to radical Islamic websites are also clues. Carefully explaining to arresting agents that they are devout Muslims driven by their religion to kill non-Muslims (and even other Muslims who happen to break some Sharia law . . . like talking to a Hindu man.).
But this idea that Christianity is just as violent as Islam has firm hold on the left. Their evidence? The Crusades. Does it matter that those took place between 1095 and 1291 (that’s over 700 years ago for the Napolitano group who can’t do simple math). SEVEN HUNDRED years ago. But yeah, we Christians are a blood-thirsty bunch. Just look at all the contemporary incidents of Christians killing in the name of Christ or of God. There are literally zero such incidents. The horror!
One of my liberal friends and I were having this discussion a few weeks ago, and she reminded me that Christians burned witches in Salem in the name of Christ/God/religion. Well, mostly they hanged them, but point taken. That was certainly a religious deal, compounded apparently by tainted wheat. Again, though, how many years ago was that? Let’s see that was in 1692, so subtracting that very carefully from 2010 we get 318 years. We can add or subtract one for Nappy and still be relatively serene in stating that the Salem witch trials happened over 300 years ago. Again, hardly convincing evidence that Christian terror and violence is an imminent threat.
More recently, in the 1980’s, a handful of absolute loons bombed abortion clinics . . . supposedly in our Christian God’s name. They were reviled, rebuked, and denounced by every Christian group, church, and individual (including myself). Where is similar outcry and denunciation from Muslims? We don’t hear much about it, do we? Instead, we keep learning of more and more violence against Christians from Muslims (in the name of Allah, of course), and we hear more and more of violence against Muslim women (most recently about the star of the Harry Potter movies, linked above). Muslims are blowing themselves up in efforts to kill anyone and everyone in range, and they are doing it not only in America but in leftist loon havens like Sweden (probably because of President Bush, right? No matter that the guy was screaming “Allah Akbar” and that he sent emails about his desire for jihad–this is not, by the way, a fluffy search for self-fulfillment as explained by this truly and dangerously incompetent administration. The truth of what jihad means to jihadis is evidenced by this jihadi blowing himself up in an attempt to take as many people with him as possible. Unless he found that act peaceful and personally enlightening?). Muslims are vocal and insistent that we, westerners and Christians and Jews, must all die. Die bloody. What is hard to understand about this? They are not incidentally Muslim, their religion drives them. We know this because they tell us so. But we keep hearing idiots like Alan Colmes make insane and demonstrably untrue statements about how many “more terror plots are hatched by non-Muslims.” His evidence? Tim McVeigh. And around we go again.