There's a myth out there that Christian terrorism doesn't exist in modern society. At first, I didn't think it did either. The only kinds of terrorism
that seemed to exist were political and Islamic terrorism. But, then I did something so simple that I'm amazed not everyone has done it before they
claim Christianity be free from causing bloodshed in the modern day - I wiki'ed "Christian terrorism".
So, now I shall strive to prove to y'all that Islam does not have copyright on having a small fraction of extreme religious nutcakes. I won't go into
the history of Christianity, because we all know if I do, Christianity will be just as, if not more, bloodstained as Islam - y'all know it already;
the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Witch Hunts, and so on, and so forth. So, this shall be "modern day" only, that is, the 20th and 21st Centuries.
There won't be any fancy pictures. There'll be a few fancy quotes. But all in all, this is just a flashy collection of links for you to read at your
leisure. Be warned of that, and blame my laziness for not making it more fancy.
So, without further ado, let's get started! Buckle down, Dorothy, 'cuz the Middle East is going bye-bye!
First up are the Canadian Freedomites
. They're on my list of Christian terrorist groups because a
small fraction of them have engaged in campaigns of arson and bombings. I quote from Wikipedia:
A very small minority of the Freedomites were noted for their arson campaigns, as a sign of their protest against materialistic life. They targeted
belongings and other material possessions. The attacks occurred throughout the 20th century, but the periods of greatest activity was during the 1920s
and 1960s. Both arson and bombing were used. Targets included the property of themselves and other Doukhbors to further exhibit their dislike of
materialism, attacks on schools to resist government pressure to school Svobodnik children, and attacks on transportation and communications. One such
incident was the bombing of a railway bridge in Nelson, British Columbia in 1961. Most of these acts were committed in the nude.
Next up is The National Liberation Front of Tripura
, from India. These
gentlemen have, among other things, kidnaped tribals and forced them to make pornographic movies. Regardless of their particular kink in that area,
they are considered a terrorist group by the Indian government, and as such, must be considered - a terrorist group. They claim to want to create a
Kingdom of God, Tripura, and secede from India.
And then, we have the Lebanese Christian Phalangists who, in 1982 massacred "from 7-800 to 3500" Palestinian and Lebanese civilians, in
the Sabra and Shatila massacre
during the Lebanese Civil War.
Palestinian and Lebanese civilians were massacred in the camps by Christian Lebanese Phalangists while the camp was surrounded by Israeli forces.
In that period of time, Israel was at war with Lebanon. The Israeli Forces occupied Beirut and dominated the refugee camps of Palestinians and
controlled the entrance to the city. After the assassination of Bachir Gemayel, leader and president-elect of the Lebanese Phalangist, a Maronite
group, also called Lebanese Forces militia group, entered the camp and murdered inhabitants during the night. The exact number of victims is disputed,
from 700–800 to 3,500 (depending on the source).
Then, we have one example from the Northern Ireland conflict, the Troubles, namely the Orange
, a "Protestant fundamentalist paramilitary group":
They are known for attacks on Catholic churches and businesses in Northern Ireland, in an attempt to prevent political settlements with
nationalists. One of its first actions was a synchronised attack on 11 Catholic churches, justified by its then-leader, Clifford Peeples, because they
were "bastions of the Antichrist". However, Peeples denies being a bigot saying that he despises Roman Catholicism, but individual Catholics he likes
and loves. Several pipe bomb attacks were attributed to the OV.
Next up is the Lord's Resistance Army
The group is based in apocalyptic Christianity, but also is influenced by a blend of Mysticism and traditional religion, and claims to be
establishing a theocratic state based on the Ten Commandments and Acholi tradition. The LRA is accused of widespread human rights violations,
including murder, abduction, mutilation, sexual enslavement of women and children, and forcing children to participate in hostilities.
And last but not least, let's strike at the heart of the United States. I give you something I'm sure you all remember quite well.
From March 28 to March 30, 2010, nine people thought to be Hutaree members were arrested in police raids in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana (in
Hammond), for their alleged involvement in a plot to kill various police officers and possibly civilians using illegal explosives and/or
I would also like to direct you to a previous, more well written thread on the same subject, with more examples, here on ATS.
These are just a few examples of Christian terrorism. Now, tell me one thing; Does this seem like a religion of peace to you? Actually, forget I
asked. Why? Because I don't particularly see these people as representatives of Christianity. Just as I don't see some hairy, fat-lipped ape with an
exhibitionistic fetisch for caves and video tapes, as representative of Islam.
My point with this thread is mainly to show people that retarded extremists from the Middle-East doesn't have a copyright on terrorism in the name of
religion. I want to kill the myth that the only religion today that causes bloodbath is Islam. That, and to provoke a bit of good ol' fashioned
My personal opinion in regard to the whole issue is this. I'm a simple-minded man. I'm also a good natured fool. I have faith in humanity, and I have
faith in humans, whether they be Americans, Swedes, or, say, Afghans. Now, I might be a fool for thinking this, but I think muslims are just humans
like you and me, who want to get along and be friends, who want to enjoy peace and harmony in life.
And, just like in our cases, they're not allowed to. Because, like us, they're always manipulated into war by fanatical leaders and small groups of
extremist tools - pawns - who manage to con an entire nation into believing they are representative of an entire religion.
Let me ask you this as my closing statement.
Do you think that Dick Cheney and his particular fondness for war is representative of the people of America? Or rather, would it be a correct
assumption by your random muslim, to say that he was?
That is all. Toodles, y'all!
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