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Why the double standard?

When people want to slam Islam, the go to complaint is terrorists and suicide bombers. Why is the same derision not applied to Christian terrorists and suicide bombers? Are people ignorant of the history of Ireland, and on a larger scale, the Reformation and missionary work, or just choosing to ignore it? Were IRA bombers somehow less evil? Are the missionaries teaching Ugandans to kill somehow more humanitarian?

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Asked by NotPanicking at 2:48 PM on Mar. 27, 2013 in Religious Debate

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  • Christian terrorists and sucide bombers are just as wrong as Islamic ones, or any other ones, for that matter. I have said for years that the only reason there was no September 11 during the Crusades is because airplanes, skyscrapers, and explosives hadn't been invented yet.

    That being said, I think Islamic terrorists are more prominent in the public consciousness right now because September 11 brought the horror to American soil and into every living room in living color and stereo. Our lives were directly affected. If it had been Christian trrorists who blew up the World Trade Center, it would be Christian terrorists who expeienced the angry backlash.

    Answer by Ballad at 2:58 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • No, they weren't. But, I think since those Christians never attacked America, they block it out.

    Answer by 3libras at 2:59 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • Are they ignorant.... STOP RIGHT THERE!! YES they are.

    Carry on.

    Answer by m-avi at 3:03 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • Because they only see what they want to see. And ignore the blood that Christianity has shedand still sheds. I think peoe romanticize Christianity with out admitting the violence that comes with it. Major double standard.

    (I'm not saying all Christians are like this. )

    Answer by skinnyslokita at 3:05 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • Simple answer? It's the correct god.

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 3:10 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • I think it is often a us-vs-them mentality. How many times have we heard the WBC being called 'not real Christians' for their hate-spewing?

    It would be nice to hear some Christians say Islamic terrorists are not real Muslims. Sadly, they just get lumped with all Muslims in the mindset of many Americans.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 3:15 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • H-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e-s

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:37 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • "It would be nice to hear some Christians say Islamic terrorists are not real Muslims."

    Islamic terrorists are NOT real Muslims, in the sense that they do not accurately follow the teachings of the faith ;)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:09 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • Thanks Bandgeek <3

    Missed you around here.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 4:19 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • Because Christianity is the dominant religion in this country, it would be in bad form to criticize the methods other Christians use.  I think, again, it's a matter of cognitive dissonance - there's a way they can justify or ignore the atrocities committed by members of their own faith, in the name of their own faith, that they couldn't justify or ignore if committed by "others".


    Answer by jsbenkert at 4:22 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

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