Christian Suicide shooter Kills Innocent Americans
|What if the media applies the same rules it applies to report incidents of violence in the Muslim world? What if the reporter happened to have biases against Christianity? What if he is totally ignorant of the Milwaukee religious profile and the American religious landscape? The result will not be different than what you may read in the following story.|
A Christian Terrorist kills seven innocent Americans including children and women. The terrorist act happened on Saturday at a church service held regularly at the Sheraton Hotel in Brookfield, Wisconsin. After killing the seven innocent people the Christian terrorist killed himself. Four died at the scene and three others died later of their injuries, police said. They ranged in age from 16 to over 60 year olds.
The terrorist was described as a 45-year-old man who had been affiliated with the church, which met at the hotel every Saturday morning for several years. The group, the Church of the Living God, is an evangelical church that observes the Sabbath on Saturday, not on Sunday. It was reported that the gunman had differences with the Church Leaders on various religious affairs including the Christian Sabbath day. Experts believe that his act was inspired by several biblical verses that promote violence in the Old Testament. However, no one has demanded a serious study on the issue of Biblical roots of Violence.
Experts also believe that the inspiration for the terrorist act came from the belief that the killing would be forgiven as Jesus has already died for the sins of all the Christians.
Several Experts on Christianity tend to believe that the rising violence in the US can be attributed to this belief. In a survey done by some experts it was revealed that most Christians believe that their sins have already been forgiven as the Son of God has died for their sin. "The rising violence and the indulgence of Christians in the killing, looting and cheating acts all over the world can be attributed to this belief", said an expert. "When people believe that they are not accountable to any higher authority as they have already been forgiven, they tend to commit excesses regardless of the harm they inflict upon people", explained the expert.
"If the world wants to see a decrease in violence in countries with Christian majority, they have to look at the Christian theology of sin and crucifixion", added the expert.
Seemingly, the incidents of violence are on the rise in the USA, after the re-election of Mr. Bush who is said to be a staunch evangelical born-again Christian.
Experts feel that his re-election has emboldened several rightwing Christians. Several religious communities are questioning the silence of Christian leaders and scholars in discussing the theology of the forgiveness of sin.
Muslim scholars, however, have warned against generalization. They said that the action of a few Christians cannot be used to condemn Christianity or blame all Christians for violence. They cautioned against viewing all churches as potential cells where violent and terrorist Christians hide. They argue that such a description of Christians or their churches will be a violation of the principles of Islam that promote respect for people of all faith.
The Milwaukee terror act has created a climate of fear in religious circles all over the country. People fear that potential Christian killers and terrorists might be present in every religious gatherings, waiting for the right moment to strike against innocent Americans.
Several Christian leaders, however, suggest that such acts are inspired by Satan, and they have no place in the official teachings of Christianity. Some of them blame the presence of other religions in America as a source of corruption of their faith. Others argue that by accepting Jesus as Son of God and God (Muslims and Jews don't believe in the concept of trinity) all people will be saved from hellfire. However, many Christians reject this theology arguing that people will be judged according to their actions, a position held by Muslims all over the world.
Note: The above is only an example of what a biased media report of Christianity may contain.
Dr. Aslam Abdullah is editor in chief of the Muslim Observer and director of the Islamic Society of Nevada, Las Vegas as well as the director of the Muslim Electorates Council of America (MECA).
Topics: Christianity, Terrorism
Peace to all!
AND ISLAM.I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE,THAT THIS
COULD INSPIRE ANYONE TO TERRORISM.
BY THE WAY,WHO IS THIS "EXPERT"?
How can anybody be surprised, when the System and the Belief itself created the monster that occasionally comes home to roost?
Could it be that these terrorists have seen too much of state terrorism by the government which acts as a global bully and treat the weaker nations' inhabitants as collateral damage?
Dr Syed Alwi, the reason why Chechyans & Palestanians associate thier wars with Islam
1) They r being persecuted mainly bcoz they r muslims
2) The war is against oppression & Islam tells us to fight opression.
btw, IRA's war is based on religion. Catholics vs. Prostestan.t
Peace be upon you!
What a waste of internet space.
it is indeed a terrorist christian and it's the job of the mosslim media to hightlight that. thank you for doing your job.
the mosslims should stand strong and fear none but Allah as they claim to make the balance in this life. If you are a mosslim able to use your mind, anyway you take it, you have to stand for whatever you believe. you have also to force the others to respect you, otherwise they won't do it from their own.
I do not how the heck you earned your doctorate degree... &
You obviously do not know about Islam... Muslims are supposed to stand up for justice. You/the West may call them radicals but for example, the Palestianians NEVER call HAMAS a terrorist organization...they call them FREEDOM FIGHTERS...exactly like the U.S. public considers the U.S. soldiers coming back from IRAQ as heroes.
Don't you think the war in IRAQ was a crime against humanity? The brain-dead American boy just killed > 100,000 Iraqis....for what? was not that a radical act?
Let me teach you little more about Islam...DON'T EVER DR. anyone on this site. Leave your TITLE at home...Title means nothing in Islam and to true Muslims..Next time type your name as Syed Alwi and leave Dr. out....ONLY dummies are proud of their Titles.
I especially enjoyed that part about summoning the Messiah by systematically wreaking global havoc. As if such fools would not be on his list of things to do, upon his return!
It is true a lot of Muslims do acts of terrorism and criminal intent in the name if Islam, but actually for political reasons. Whereas the acts commited by Christian extremists are done for Christianity.
Does not it taint Christianity directly, whereas those committed by Muslims is more of a shame on the person than our religion?
Infact there it is not Islam which is to blame for the atrocities committed in its name, nor is it Christianity itself which is to blame for the acts committed by the fallen and forlorn and those misled. The article just points it out.
The media is biased and thus will go to any extent to paint Islam and all Muslims with the taint of terrorism. But when one of their own uses the religion practiced by them, they will never refer to the teachings which may have actually given vaunt to such a barbaric act. Even when it is staring them in the face.....
For their eyes are veiled, and over their hearts is a creeping darkness....
Al Qaeda suicide experience has been introduced to the angry commie cohorts in America. After the facts, we would be learning more of terrorism and I will always think that this act was not domestic but a foreign hand. I believe they used American as a dupe or they converted this dude to the Evil Ones.
ON THE OTHER HAND, THE CULT OF VIOLENCE CREATED BY ILLITERATE JIHADIST TERRORISTS CREATES AN ENVIRONMENT OF FEAR AND VIOLENCE. THE TERRORISTS ARE MAKING TERRORISTS OF US ALL - AND THAT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN. ANYBODY WHO KNOWS THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT WHICH ESTABLISHES CHRISTS TEACHINGS: BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL FOR THEY SHALL OBTAIN MERCY, KNOWS THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CHRISTIAN TERRORIST BECAUSE THE BIBLE DOES NOT TEACH TO KILL ONE'S ENEMIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. IT IS FOOLISH TO BELIEVE THAT IN A MASS DEMOCRACY LIKE THE USA THERE WILL NOT BE ANY NUT WHO BREAKS THE BOUNDARIES OF GOOD BEHAVIOR. GOD BLESS AMERICA FOR ITS DECENCY TOWARDS MUSLIMS AS WELL AS TOWARDS ITS OWN FRINGE LUNATICS WHO ABUSE THE FREEDOMS THEY ENJOY.
Swap the word "Christian" with "Muslim" and presto!
Instant Fox News report.
It portrays some truth however...