Friday, July 29, 2011

Yes, Virginia, There Are Christian Terrorists

Even though Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is already history, are Christian Terrorist Groups the new face of global and regional terror?

By: Ringo Bones

Back in July 22, 2011, an apparently lone white supremacist Christian Islamophobic neo-Nazi Jesus-Freak named Anders Behring Breivik had managed to terrorize the whole of Norway by undertaking two brazen attacks. The first one was an ammonium nitrate fuel oil bomb in the heart of Oslo followed by a Mumbai 2008 style attack on a youth resort on Utoeya Island. But still, the mainstream press are still very, very reluctant to call Breivik a "Christian Terrorist". But why?

For much of the 1990s, the mainstream press have always downplayed terror attacks by white supremacist Christian militias while resorting to rave-style coverage whenever the perpetrators happen to be a Muslim Islamist terror group. The now almost-forgotten Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing of April 19, 1995 has always been squarely blamed on Timothy McVeigh but not on the white supremacist Christian terror group McVeigh is affiliated with. Is there a valid reason for this rather inexplicable mainstream press downplay on Christian Terrorist attacks? What about those Planned Parenthood doctors being gunned down across America during the 1990s - why no First-Graders today are taught that Christian Terrorists also exist?

Its not just the mainstream press downplay but also most of the world's major law enforcement agencies tend to downplay attacks perpetrated by right-wing Christian Terrorists which, unfortunately, made Christian Terrorists the global terror ticking time bomb du jour. Could the various global law enforcement's very own prejudices enabling Christian Terrorists to get away with their murderous acts? Since 9/11, law enforcement agencies have automatically associated terrorism with Islam, but could this oversight be their own undoing when another Anders Behring Breivik launches his own clandestine terror attack?