The debate "The shooter at the Colorado springs planned parenthood clinic is a Christian terrorist." was started by
November 30, 2015, 6:52 am.
28 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 43 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
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If you believe terrorism represents religion then your misunderstood.
how is that an oxy moron? there are lots of examples of Christian terrorists. people who use violence to further their Christianity based beliefs are by definition Christian terrorists.
It would be correct to say terrorist or sinful terrorist not christian terrorist that's an oxyMoron.
I understand it but the word terrorism is used when Muslim extremists kill other Muslims because they believe what they are doing is against their religion. Many people, including Republican presidential candidates are agreeing that this attack was an act of terrorism.
The key factor in many not considering this an instance of extremism is that this man was Christian and his victim was a women's health facility in the name of his god. makes sense?
This was a deranged homicidal person, not someone attempting to use terrorism. This person's goal was to cause the death of several individuals, I doubt he was concerned with using terror as a weapon.
I said no because the word terrorism is overused and incorrect, the intent of people like this is not to terrorize, they see themselves as combatants in a war taking out the enemy. A terrorist is someone who intentionally users terror as a weapon, not a mentally deranged person plaything GI Joe. the act was horrific, I merely disagreed with the use of re the word terrorism. I can't even say there word without hearing George Bush's pronunciation in my head. you want a real terrorist s do some research on the Bush clan.
I don't see how anyone could think otherwise at this point.
Now that the shooter had his day in court and has proclaimed that he was there to shoot and kill people because of their involvement in abortion, it's fairly clear he is a terrorist (the use of fear and violence to accomplish political goals). His history seems to confirm this and his faith drove him towards the opinions he has, so by that reasoning, he is a Christian terrorist.
Unfortunately it's being corroborate by multiple news outlets at this point. Our local news media outlets in Colorado are pretty sure that those statements were made. Now, there are some mitigating factors including the fact that he seemed to rambling so whether or not he was of sound mind when he made those statements is still up for debate. It does seem more and more likely however, that this was an act of domestic terrorism inspired by the doctored planned parenthood videos.
If the reports are accurate that does seem likely.
I'm with psychdave on this one. Shouldn't rush to judgement. From what I understand though he did make some statements about fetus parts. Now, those statements may be out of context or not what he actually said. However, I think it is likely that he committed these crimes because of the doctored planned parenthood videos.
I am reserving judgment until we know more about his reasons for committing his crimes.