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As news spreads about the terrorist attack in Oslo Norway, the bigots are really coming out of the woodwork. The bigots I refer to are not Anders Behring Breivik and his ilk. I’m talking about all the left-wing bigots that are now claiming that this was an act of “Christian” terrorism.

Bigotry of any political stripe is pure evil, plain and simple.

The utter hypocrisy of it all is that these leftist bigots don’t seem to realize they are just as prejudiced as Breivik.  Articles and blogs with titles like Right-Wing Christian Terrorist Anders Behring Breivik Kills at least 92 in Norway Bomb and Shooting Attacks abound on the internet.

Here are some of the comments on twitter:


Norway terrorist was “Christian” fundy, “small-gov’t, anti-tax”, hated Muslims. Sound familiar, #tcot? @sarahpalinUSA? @michelebachmann?
The Norway terrorist is a Conservative Christian strongly opposed to multiculturalism & appears to hate Muslims. In the US he’d be #TeaParty
I wonder if airports will step up security after what the white christian terrorist did in Norway
There is a page up on Facebook entitled Christian Terrorist with one wall post with the comment “A Christian terrorist murdered more Than 100 People in Norway” and a link to a news story on the attack.
If nothing else is clear, it is that these people are actually exploiting this terrorist attack to smear Christianity and/or the American Tea Party movement. This is odd–when has any Tea Party group promoted racism or terrorism? When did Jesus Christ ever commit terrorist acts or teach His followers to be terrorists? This is just despicable! Breivik’s motives were clearly motivated by an extreme right-wing political ideology, but the fact of the matter is he acted alone, apart from any right-wing group or church.
I am not sure whether these people are simply uninformed or purposely ignoring the facts, but in Breivik’s 1500 page manifesto [thank you to The Esteemed Berlusconi Youth for the link] he makes some statements that clearly indicate he is not a Christian terrorist

I’m not going to pretend I’m a very religious person as that would be a lie. I’ve always been very pragmatic and influenced by my secular surroundings and environment.

First he says he’s not very religious, and then he goes on to actually attack religion!
Religion is a crutch for many weak people and many embrace religion for self serving reasons as a source for drawing mental strength (to feed their weak emotional state for example during illness, death, poverty etc.). Since I am not a hypocrite, I’ll say directly that this is my agenda as well.
He questions if prayer works, and whether God even exists.
If praying will act as an additional mental boost/soothing it is the pragmatical thing to do. I guess I will find out… If there is a God I will be allowed to enter heaven as all other martyrs for the Church in the past. I am pursuing religion for this very reason and everyone else should as well, providing it will give you a mental boost.
Breivik is only nominally linked to any religion at all, let alone the Christian religion. We have no good reason to call a man who says “Religion is a crutch…” and “If there is a God…” a Christian terrorist.
I believe Cathy Lynn Grossman got it mostly right in her blog Faith & Reason in USA Today:
Who here knows exactly what’s meant by Norwegian Christian fundamentalist? Should such terms be tossed about without definition? Is he a terrorist because he’s Christian or a Christian who happens to be a terrorist or, if he’s a terrorist, can he really be a Christian at all? And isn’t that exactly the same points Muslims make about terrorists who claim to be Islamic?
In the end, the attacks were motivated by extreme politics and bigotry, and not religious faith. Even though the terrorist attack was politically motivated, Breivik acted alone, and no right-wing organizations in Europe or the United States should be held responsible, or linked in any way for Breivik’s actions.
Those who have labeled him a Christian Terrorist reveal themselves to be just as bigoted (though maybe not as dangerous as) Anders Behring Breivik.
We should avoid judging anyone based on race, nationality, or religion alone. If we should not judge all Muslims based on recent terrorist attacks, then we should not judge all Christians based on the Olso terrorist attack.
Those who have legitimately dared to call religiously motivated terrorists of the Islamic faith Muslim Teterrorists have often been accused of Islamophobia. When anti-Christian bigots call Breivik a Christian Terrorist,
even though his motivation was purely political, and his Christianity was questionable at best, are clearly guilty of Christophobia.
Has anyone considered that if everyone–right, left, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist, etc.–stopped being bigoted, we would have no terrorism?