Monday, July 18, 2005

No Christian Terrorists?

Ah, let us now turn to the fount of truth, Pat Robertson. On Bastille Day, Robertson totally harshed my terrorist-loving buzz:
ROBERTSON: Don't you feel it rather interesting that every time you have a story about terrorism, it is linked to Muslim extremists? You don't hear somebody, "Christian extremist killing film producers, Christian extremists blowing up trains." It just doesn't happen. But it's Muslim extremists and, ladies and gentlemen, Islam, at least at its core, teaches violence. It's there in the Quran in clear, bold statements. Well over 100 verses dealing with violence against infidels, and that is what they're taught.
See, it's funny because it's true. Except it isn't:
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Convicted Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday for the 1998 bombing of an Alabama abortion clinic that killed a police officer and maimed a nurse.
And in case you're unclear as to Rudolph's position as a Christian extremist, this is an excerpt from his statement in April:
The Republican party is the modern day equivalent to the Pharisaical sect in ancient Judea. "You are like whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and inequity." Matthew 23:28. The coward Bush talks about the "culture of life," but intends to effect no change with respect to Roe v. Wade. He made this perfectly clear when he stated during the stem cell debate that "America is not ready to abolish Roe v. Wade." Three of the key justices who are instrumental in maintaining Roe v. Wade O'Connor, Kennedy and Souter were appointed by Republican presidents. No politician in Washington will ever seriously threaten abortion on demand And the fools who listen to them, in their hearts, know this but do not care.
Nope. No sir. No Christian terrorists. But somehow I don't think Robertson is going to be publishing a retraction anytime soon. I would be willing to bet that Rudolph and Robertson have different voting records, though.

Oh, and the idea that it's only the Qu'ran that deals with violence towards infidels is hysterically funny. Has Robertson even read the Bible? I should be killed for eating bacon, according to that thing!

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