Sunday, July 23, 2006

CHRISTIAN TERRORISM


Mention the word "terrorism", and one begins to conjure up images of jumbo Boeings flying into buildings, buses being blown to smithereens, and other acts of terror being masterminded by turban-wearing, AK-47 - wielding Muslims and their mullahs, in his or her brain.

Which is hardly surprisingly, really. Western media, it seems has a knack of being too pro-Christian: Events being reported by American-based news agencies (CNN) tend to be biased towards Christian rights groups.

Any attacks by Palestinian terrorists will inevitably hit the headlines, but hardly do you ever receive news of the odd Christian terrorist, which actually does provide an excuse for Christians to trumpet and sell their wares, that Christianity is a religion of love.

The unbridled truth is, Christian terrorists do exist, and they don't come bigger and bolder than the irrepressible, enigmatic character in the shape of Eric Rudolph, which, coincidentally, is one of the most under-reported criminal in secular news coverage.

Considering the crimes he has confessed to, it is quite a flabbergasting cover-up, a travesty that no doubt characterizes the unreserved biaseness towards Christianity.

EARLY LIFE


FBI PHOTO OF ROBERT RUDOLPH

Eric Robert Rudolph was born in Sep 19, 1966 in Florida.

His early years indicate that he wasn't one of the brightest kids of the block: He attended 9th grade but subsequently dropped out within a year, after which, he attended university for two semesters at Western Carolina University in 1985 and 1986 before joining the military in 1987.

The military wasn't exactly his cup of tea either: Posted into the 101 Airborne Division for a year, he was allegedly given the boot for smoking pot, and was discharged with the rank of Private E-1.

Like most terrorist wannabes and their evil cohorts, Eric Rudolph perhaps developed a strong hatred for the secular world in his early years, due to his profound failure to make his mark early in life (Note: This may or may not be the case).

ACTS OF TERROR

Between the years of 1996 and 1998, Eric Rudolph inflicted widespread damage to American lives and property. Some of the crimes he has confessed include:

1. July 27, 1996: The notorious bombing at the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta:

The blast killed spectator Alice Hawthorne, and was responsible for triggering a heart attack and subsequent death of a Turkish cameraman. In addition, 111 people were wounded. According to his April 13, 2005 statement, the reasons behind this mass terror was politically motivated:

"In the summer of 1996, the world converged upon Atlanta for the Olympic Games. Under the protection and auspices of the regime in Washington millions of people came to celebrate the ideals of global socialism. Multinational corporations spent billions of dollars, and Washington organized an army of security to protect these best of all games. Even though the conception and purpose of the so-called Olympic movement is to promote the values of global socialism, as perfectly expressed in the song "Imagine" by John Lennon, which was the theme of the 1996 Games even though the purpose of the Olympics is to promote these despicable ideals, the purpose of the attack on July 27 was to confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand.

The plan was to force the cancellation of the Games, or at least create a state of insecurity to empty the streets around the venues and thereby eat into the vast amounts of money invested."

Regardless how you decipher his statements, it is quite clear that there is a religious element towards his motives, which should have granted his status as nothing more nor less than a Muslim terrorist.

He talks about his hatred for "social globalism", which was embellished by John Lennon's song, "Imagine".

JOHN LENNON, BEATLES MEMBER: GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

Fans of the Beatles will no doubt be familiar to the 1960s band, which was actually alluding to a utopian world, free from religious tyranny and filled with the usual hippies-rhethoric:

Lyrics by John Lennon
Imagine

Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

What Eric was most pissed off about the song may perhaps be the world Lennon alludes to: a secular world, ruled beyond the frigid world of religious doctrines.

The fact that Eric abhors abortion lends credence to this claim. He may have transferred this hatred towards secular America into a political statement, but it does not lend credence to his claim that his motives are of a political nature, since the reasons behind them are far too religious attuned to be political in nature.

2. Jan 16, 1997: Bombing of gay and lesbian pub

A gay and lesbian pub, "the Otherside Lounge", was bombed, injuring 11.

3. Bombing of Abortion Clinic

Jan 29, 1998: An abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama became one of Eric Rudolph's deadly targets. Rudolph fashioned dynamite bombs, which were spited with sharp, deadly nails to enhance the bombs' deadly effects. Police officer Robert Sanderson was killed, and nurse Emily Lyons was critically injured.

In his written statement, Eric Rudolph attempts to justify the death of the police officer, on the grounds that law enforcement agencies are in cahoots with those who are "guilty of the holocaust":

-Because I believe that abortion is murder, I also believe that force is justified and in an attempt to stop it. Because this government is committed to the policy of maintaining the policy of abortion and protecting it, the agents of this government are the agents of mass murder, whether knowingly or unknowingly. And whether these agents of the government are armed or otherwise they are legitimate targets in the war to end this holocaust, especially those agents who carry arms in defense of this regime and the enforcement of its laws. This is the reason and the only reason for the targeting of so-called law enforcement personnel. -
April 14, 2005.

For a man who classifies abortion as a "holocaust", his actions would no doubt have been amply justified.

Like most religious militants, Eric sees the world as a battlefield; deaths to their purported enemies, or anyone who are even remotely connected with the supposed enemy, inevitably becomes a convenient target, and really isn't a matter of dispute at all.


BIZZARE CIRCUMSTANCES LEADING TO RUDOLPH'S ARREST

Quite bizzarely, though, Eric Rudolph eluded law enforcement agencies for years: He became so notorious that he made it to FBI's ten most wanted list, becoming the 454 fugitive to make it to the notorious list.

How did he manage to elude capture is something that was to become something of a mystery, till the day he was captured.

On May 31, 2003, Rudolph was finally arrested in North Carolina by chance by a rookie cop. He was found scavenging for food in a garbage can behind a Sav-A-Lot store.

When arrested, he was clean shaven, with a trimmed mustache, and wearing new sneakers, a strong indication that he was probably harboured by supporters.

Now, you would ask, who in the right mind would actually albeited and harbored a terrorist for such a long duration of time? Remember, this is not the average run-in-the-mill petty thief. This looney has killed, and maimed others, all in the name of some religious ideals that belonged to another age and another time.

But harbour him people did, and it is likely that the likes of conservative freaks, white supremacists and skinheads may have given him refuge while he was on the run.

Unlike the supposed "terrorists" held indefinitely in Guantanamo Bay without trial, Mr Eric had it easier.....a hell lot easier. Federal authorities charged him on October 14, 2003. A reputed anti-Semitist and white supremacist, Rudolph was defended by a Jewish attorney, Richard S. Jaffe, who said he knew about his client's supposed beliefs but that Rudolph didn't have a problem with his Jewish faith.

Talk about bias and double-talk. It seems to me that in America, you'd probably get a decent trial for being a Christian terrorist, but if you happen to be a Muslim and a suspected terrorist, then woe to you.

VENERATING THE DEVIL INCARNATE: THE ARMY OF GOD HAILS RUDOLPH AS A MATYR FOR GOD

In spite of the horrendous damage inflicted by Eric on numerous lives and property, this freak does have supporters, and one of them, in particular, is suspected to be linked, or at least influenced Eric Rudolph's murderous rampage.

CHRISTIAN LOONEY, PAUL HILL: SENTENCED FOR BOMBING ABORTION CLINICS

In the group's official website, ARMY OF GOD, not only is Eric hailed as some kind of archetypical hero, murderers who have committed acts of murder and arson against abortion clinics and their practitioners, such as Paul Hill and John Brockhoeft, are venerated as matyrs of the "saving the unborn" cause.

Pro-lifers they may claim to be, this crazy gang has no qualms about killing abortion doctors in a bid to stop abortion altogether.

Despite the alleged links, no law enforcement agency in the states have carried out investigations on this firebrand group, nor others the likes of them. It is as if America continues to believe in this myth that there somehow isn't such a thing called "a Christian terrorist".

TERRORISM: A STRICTLY FAITH-BASED AFFAIR

Try as religious moderates and other scholars might to repudiate the connection between faith and terrorism, but the truth remains: Terrorists armed with the faith of their respective religions are more likely to carry out such acts of destruction against the secular world. No atheist has ever flown a plane into some building, nor planted bombs spiked with nails in a crowded subway train, for the matter.

Whatever the religions, secular societies and its inherent values have become a thorn in the eyes of religious freaks, and there seems to be a concerted effort to instill religious values and doctrines through the use of force.

It is quite surprising that, despite the strenous efforts by American forces to rid Afghanistan and Iraq of "terrorist elements", little has been done to address to issues in their own backyards.

QUOTABLE QUOTES FROM ARMY OF GOD, SECOND DEFENSIVE STATEMENT:

-We the undersigned, declare the justice of taking all godly action necessary, including the use of force, to defend innocent human life (born and unborn). We proclaim that whatever force is legitimate to defend the life of a born child is legitimate to defend the life of an unborn child.

-We declare and affirm that if in fact
Paul Hill did kill or wound abortionist John Britton, and accomplices James Barrett and Mrs. Barrett, his actions are morally justified if they were necessary for the purpose of defending innocent human life. Under these conditions, Paul Hill should be acquitted of all charges against him.




2 comments:

Snave said...

These people are absolutely stark raving nutso. They probably don't give a shit about the fetus once it becomes a child. While they rant and rave about saving the unborn, they try to legislate whatever ways they can to take money from Americans living in poverty... so their precious fetii might end up suffering from a lack of a decent "quality of life"? So what! If they're poor, they can get out and work and earn whatever they need, right? Sure, even if they're infants, or toddlers!

I love the bumper stickers that say "Jesus is coming, and boy, is he pissed!" These jokers are so un-Christlike in their actions and statements, I don't know how anyone who believes in Christ can take them seriously.

If you are a Christian, I apologize for sounding harsh. I try to be tolerant. I am not a Christian... I am an agnostic bordering on athiest, partially driven to that stance by the politicization of Christianity in America. Nonetheless, my extensive experience with Christianity (before I awakened seven years ago) tells me that people like Paul Hill are not just loony fundamentalist Christians... they are something much more frightening than that...

BEAST said...

Agreed. They are much more frightening than looney tune characters.