While we are mourning the loss of 50 lives in the Pulse nightclub shooting, Donald Trump (R-N.Y.) is celebrating what he calls a victory in predicting Islamic Terrorism. He tweeted this after the incident:
Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016
You know what, Trump? Christianity has been the cause of many violent acts throughout history. Islam is not inherently violent, and Christianity is not inherently peaceful. Plenty of violent acts have been committed in the name of religion. Both religions have extremist representatives.
President Obama met with some Muslim leaders this week. Fox News and the right-wingers lost their collective shit. Sean Hannity said that President Obama should’ve forced those leaders to denounce Radical Islamic Terrorism.
At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama further pissed off right-wingers when he said:
“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. Slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
The critics didn’t fully understand what the president said. Obama was not attacking Christianity. He was just pointing out that Christian history contains plenty of violence, too.
It’s not just the Crusades or the Holocaust or the World Wars I and II; plenty of Christians committed violent acts in recent history.
On May 31, 2009, Dr. George Tiller was murdered by a terrorist. Not Islamic terrorism by an Islamic extremist, but a Christian, anti-abortion terrorist, Scott Roeder. This was not the first instance of violence the poor man had been subjected to, either.
In 1986, Dr. Tiller’s clinic was firebombed. In 1993, he was shot five times by Christian terrorist Shelly Shannon, but he managed to survive that one. Nasty, Neo-con Ann Coulter said this about the killing:
“I don’t really like to think of it as a murder. It was terminating Tiller in the 203rd trimester.”
I didn’t know she could do the math.
In 1994, a member of the radical Christian cult, Army Of God, John C. Salvi attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Massachusetts.
He shot and killed receptionists Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann Nichols. The Army of God exalted Salvi as a martyr, and they said the victims were “infidels” who “got what they deserved.”
These creepy incidents among others need to be mentioned every time someone claims Muslims commit all of the violence. Tjeudon’t/
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