Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Onward Christian Terrorists?

Pierre Tristam "argues" that "two jihadists—two right-wing reactionaries, two terrorists, two anti-government white supremacists, two Christians—have a lot in common" — The Greater Threat: Christian Extremism From Timothy McVeigh to Anders Breivik.

One thing they certainly would have in common as that they would be highly bemused by such labels, as these articles, about the former and the latter respectively, show — McVeigh No Christian; Worshipped Himself; Said “Science Is My Religion” and Terrorist proclaimed himself 'Darwinian,' not 'Christian'. The latter link quotes the Norwegian's manifesto:
    I'm not going to pretend I'm a very religious person, as that would be a lie. I've always been very pragmatic and influenced by my secular surroundings and environment. In the past, I remember I used to think: 'Religion is a crutch for weak people. What is the point in believing in a higher power if you have confidence in yourself!? Pathetic.' Perhaps this is true for many cases. Religion is a crutch for many weak people, and many embrace religion for self-serving reasons as a source for drawing mental strength (to feed their weak emotional state [for] example during illness, death, poverty etc.).
Nevertheless, even "journalists" whom I once respected, like Pepe Escobar, are regurgitating this "right-wing Christian fundamentalist" meme — Al-Qaeda's Christian mirror. The more respectable Jim Goad notes that this "right-wing Christian fundamentalist" was also, in his own words, "anti-racist/pro-homosexual/pro-Israel" — Between Thought and Action in Norway.

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OpenID kuiwon said...

Though CNN has an article questioning that title, BBC is still running with it.

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Blogger The Western Confucian said...

[Writes reader Steven Cornett:]

I was attempting to respond to this, but Livejournal is still kaput.

The MSM is still apparently making Anders Breivik as a "Christian Terrorist", along with McViegh, in spite of his own manifesto. RT.com has a story noting the Freemasonic links (http://youtu.be/t94gpoOgIOQ ), but even Michael Savage stated that Breivik must be accepted as a "Christian" despite his terrorism.

This is ironic, and maybe he's covering his butt in advance because he himself stated that there would be false flag terror attacks on the US to buoy Obama's ratings, much in the way Clinton is said to have won the 1996 election thanks to McViegh and Oklahoma City. So it appears the idea of Breivik as a "Christian Terrorist" is too appealing as a stick against orthodox Christians to resist.

Perhaps not coincidentally, given Brievik's obsession with the Knights Templar (a masonic group), Arab news source Al Jezzira reports on the emergence of the Knights Templar as a Mexican drug cartel. http://blogs.aljazeera.net/americas/2011/07/22/knights-templar-mexicos-newest-drug-cartel

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