Sunday, July 24, 2011

Required Reading: "Christian Jihad? Why We Should Worry About Right-Wing Terror Attacks Like Norway's in the US"


On July 22, 2011 a right wing religious extremist detonated a fertilizer bomb in downtown Oslo, Norway. The perpetrator--identified as Anders Behring Breivik--next launched a shooting attack against a summer camp for the children attending the youth summer camp of a liberal political party. In the shooting spree that followed, Breivik murdered 86 people, mostly children, and wounded another 66, again, mostly children. These children were murdered because they were the children of Norwegian liberals.

Because of this attack, tonight's required reading is Frank Schaeffer's "Christian Jihad? Why We Should Worry About Right-Wing Terror Attacks Like Norway's in the US" on AlterNet.
The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a 32-year-old man, whom they identified as a Christian fundamentalist with right-wing connections, over the bombing of a government center and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together left at least 91 people dead.

In my new book "Sex, Mom and God" I predicted just such an action. I predicted that right wing Christians will unleash terror here in America too. I predict that they will copy Islamic extremists, and may eventually even make common cause with them.

There is a growing movement in America that equates godliness with hatred of our government in fact hatred of our country as fallen and evil because we allow women choice, gays to marry, have a social safety net, and allow immigration from other cultures and non-white races.
Read Schaeffer's entire column at AlterNet. Make certain you read the last two paragraphs of Schaeffer's column.

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