Left-wing terrorism used to be as big in the West as Islamic terrorism is now.
This was back when the Soviet Union existed,
when people believed that the Marxist revolution really could happen.
Left-wing terrorism has faded considerably since the 1970s.
Modern terror (since 9/11) in the US is mainly Islamic terror
(which kills people)
(which attacks property).
With the rise of endless
in the West,
there has been a psychological need to portray a similar
in cinema and TV.
But a specifically Christian
terrorism hardly exists in real life.
The "See Something, Say Something"
video of 2011, from the
Department of Homeland Security,
urges Americans to report suspicious behaviour.
But in this video,
almost every suspicious person is a regular-looking white American.
Yes, terror by white people (both left-wing and right-wing) does exist.
But did political correctness - not public safety - dictate the making of this video?
The worst ever act of domestic American left-wing or right-wing terrorism
was right-wing terrorism:
Oklahoma City bombing
By the way, for a good analysis see
Charles Krauthammer, April 28, 1995.
The left often jumps to assign various killers to the "right",
and sometimes combines this with a call for a clampdown on right-wing speech.
Sometimes these killers are really lunatics rather than right-wing.
Sometimes they are even left-wing!
James von Brunn,
the US Holocaust Museum shooter, June 2009,
has been labelled a "right-wing" terrorist,
and no doubt many vaguely think of him as a "Christian" terrorist.
In fact, he could just as easily be called a "left-wing" terrorist:
He hated Israel,
opposed the Iraq War,
thought 9/11 was an inside job,
hated Fox News,
hated Bush and McCain,
he hated Christianity, and said he was a socialist
(the Nazis were collectivists).
He referred to "the insane teachings of Jesus", and
said the gospels are:
"stuffed with lies, miracles, guilt trips, betrayal, virgin birth, eternal damnation, salvation - a scenario appealing to the superstitious, vulnerable, ignorant yearning sheep - he named his hoax "Christianity."
"Christianity" destroyed Roman Civilization."
So he is not a Christian terrorist.
Acts 17 Apologetics
point out that some people rushed to call him a "Christian" terrorist,
and the local Police Chief even said:
"He picked Dearborn as a stop because of the huge Arab and Muslim population."
When in fact he picked a Shia Muslim mosque because he was a Sunni Muslim.
In a similar phenomenon to the
Tucson blood libel against Sarah Palin,
people even accused
Acts 17 Apologetics
of inciting the attack!
They have a lovely response:
"It seems that our hate speech (i.e. drawing attention to disturbing facts about Islam, while maintaining our love for Muslims) somehow caused the Sunni-Shia split. Perhaps Jem believes that Nabeel and I constructed an Acts 17 time machine, travelled back to 632 and caused division in the Muslim community right after Muhammad died. Perhaps I went to Abu Bakr and said, "Hey! You should be leader!" Then Nabeel went to Ali and said, "You're better than Abu Bakr!" Fourteen centuries later, the division we caused led a Sunni convert to attack a mosque. Acts 17 must be even craftier than we thought!"
A friend said about him:
"He was more of a liberal type; he wasn't happy with the former [Bush] administration. He was more happy with this [the Obama] administration -- as far as presidential administrations."
Of course, primarily he was mentally ill.
But don't you think that if he was a Tea Party supporter, all hell would have broken loose?
It also emerged that the shooter created a webpage with the name
though there is no evidence he was Muslim.
FBI Most Wanted Terrorists, as at June 2011, eloquently shows how all religions are not the same.
There is one animal rights terrorist.
Everyone else is Muslim.
There are no Christian or Jewish terrorists on the list at this time.
An airport worker
has seen the "No Fly" List, and says:
"There are 9 full sheets ... a grand total of 623,920 names.
I would guess that the list is 99.5% Islamic names.
That is NOT an exaggeration, but a conservative estimate."