There recently were two nearly identical incidents involving buildings being blown up and mass killings. In one case, some media described it as “terrorism.” In the other, it was called the actions of a crazy person, a lone wolf.

Why the difference? In the first case, the attacker was assumed to be Islamic. In the second, the killer was described as a “Christian,” who said he hated Muslims.

There are people who commit terrorist acts in the name of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and many other religions or beliefs.

Any act of intimidation and killing of innocent people for political purposes is terrorism, whether it’s done by an individual, a group or a government.

Larry Dansinger

Monroe


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