posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 02:49 PM
So I just finished watching the now famous video about Joseph Kony, leader of the Lords Resistance Army, a self proclaimed christian militia. In a
nutshell, his crimes involve kidnapping leader of a Ugandan militia who's crimes involve murder, abduction, mutilation, sexual enslavement of women
and children and forcing children to participate in hostilities.
The same group identifies itself as a christian group that fights to a
theocratic state based on the Ten Commandments and local Acholi tradition
While the recent Joseph Kony video brought this criminal to peoples attention globally, it doesn't mention that Konys mlitia describes itself as
"christian". Another interesting fact is that an American christian commentator Rush Limbaugh opposed American intervention against Konys militia in
2008 because he felt the LRA were Christians fighting the muslims in Sudan, and that troops were being sent to kill christians.
My point is that the LRA can be legitimately labelled as a Christian group, based on the words of its own leaders. So now, Christians need not attempt
to side step this issue saying they "aren't true(TM)
Christians" and whatnot.... because every single time an "islamic" terror group
shows up, in a backwards third world country, christians are quick to use the words and deeds of those so called "muslims" to label Islam and all
muslims as violent. (Refer to a recent thread about a Nigerian "Islamic" militia)
Let there be no double standards. What applies to "muslim" terrorist groups should apply to "christian" war criminals. Saying "oh those aren't real
christians" doesn't cut it.
That said, apply whatever excuse you come up with to distance the LRA from christianity to "islamic" terrorist groups. If you feel the christian LRA
aren't true christians, then *insert terrorists name*
aren't true muslims either.
edit on 10-3-2012 by sk0rpi0n because: (no reason given)