Islamic terrorists?

Posted Sunday, Apr. 28, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The alleged Boston bombers, the Tsarnaev brothers, have been identified as "Islamic terrorists" even though U.S. officials said the two suspects had acted on their own.

We never seem to hear Timothy McVeigh called a "Christian terrorist."

Yet, he attended church as a boy and participated in a religious rite before his death.

Furthermore, it is a misrepresentation to describe terrorist acts committed by any Muslim fanatic as "Islamic." That term is an adjective describing a culture, such as "Islamic studies." How accurate is it to describe the brothers as practicing Muslims?

We know they were immigrants from Chechnya, a center of violent separatist uprisings for decades. Was this horrible act because of radical political ideology, religious extremism, emotional instability or a volatile mix?

Decent Christians, Jews and Muslims do not condone violence.

They stand together for religious freedom and don't condemn an entire religion because of a few crazies.

Most religions have extremists.

-- Loveta Eastes,


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