While I was making this cartoon, I got to thinking…. How would a guy like Lindsay Graham define those who are “good” in this context? Can’t say “Americans,” because Americans too can be terrorists as well as victims. Can’t say “Christians,” because Christians too can be terrorists as well as victims. Can’t say “white,” because “white” people too can be terrorists as well as victims.
The worshippers in the Unitarian church were white Americans, and they were killed by a white American Christian. A majority of those killed or wounded in the Oklahoma federal office building were white American Christians. The man who killed them was a white American Christian. Dr. George Tiller was a white American Christian, and was in fact killed on Sunday, in his own church, by another white American Christian.
The Islamic mosques that have been vandalized or destroyed since 9/ll have been attacked by white American Christians. The black churches that were bombed, the lithe girls killed in such a bombing, those who were lynched were the victims of white American Christians. Those who carried their assault rifles to the Press Club, and tried to intimidate the people who were there by asking for their ID’s were white American Christians.
A terrorist is a person using the threat or reality of violence in order to achieve a political or ideological end. Sadly, terrorists too often act in the believe that the God they believe in wants or has ordered them to do it.