Sunday, July 23, 2006
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.
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".