A gunman killed three people and injured nine others Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.
It was unclear what kind of weapon or weapons the shooter had with him. One witness said it was a shotgun, most news stories are going with “an AK-47-style” gun, police at one point said a “long gun,” and one police radio clip mentioned “automatic fire.”
The motive is unknown at this point, but that hasn’t stopped a bloviating media and blogosphere from trying to connect the shooter to the series of Planned Parenthood sting videos released over several months this summer and to four arson fires at other Planned Parenthood clinics.
In addition to the usual gun-control whining, the theme you can expect to hear over the next few days is going to be “Christian terrorism” supposedly targeting poor, innocent Planned Parenthood, which slaughters more than 300,000 children annually, disproportionately those from poor and non-white mothers.
It’s possible the shooter, identified as 57-year-old Robert Dear, was just some random crazy, but let’s assume the worst, that he is connected somehow to pro-life groups and decided to take it upon himself to shoot up an abortion clinic because of what they do to unborn children and women.
If that’s the case, then this was an act of terrorism, plain and simple. That’s what terrorism is, using violence and guerrilla tactics to spread fear in the name of a political or religious cause.
But is it Christian?
Atheists and other leftists are going to brand it as Christian, assuming that’s the guy’s proclaimed motivation, but shooting up a building and killing a bunch of random people isn’t Christian because it flies in the face of what Jesus taught, and that’s the only standard that makes you Christian.
And that’s also the key point that distinguishes this sort of action from Islamic terrorism.
Mohammed, like Jesus, is the measuring stick by which his followers are to be judged.
Mohammed himself was a terrorist. He led bandit raids on caravans, slaughtering men, kidnapping and raping their wives and daughters, and stealing their stuff. He criticized those of his followers who were too timid to engage in such behavior. He left as his legacy lasting commandments to spread Islam through such violence and conquest. In the Koran, Allah himself is said to bring “terror” to the unbelievers.
“Islamic terrorism,” despite what President Obama and the rest of the Left says, is undeniably Islamic. Its basis is in Islamic teachings, its fruits are praised by Islamic scriptures and teachers. The modern suggestion that jihad is meant to be a spiritual struggle, while encouraging, is not historically accurate.
“Christian terrorism” on the other hand is an oxymoron. If you’re a terrorist, you’re not a Christian, no matter what you or your white-sheeted Democrat buddies may call yourselves. If you’re a Christian, you’re not a terrorist.
The Left will beg to differ and no doubt will haul out tired arguments about the Crusades to try to prove their ignorant assertions. But there’s a world of difference between defensive wars fought against Muslim aggression and a shooter in an abortion clinic.
What the guy did in Colorado Springs is murder three human beings. It may or may not have been terrorism, but it definitely wasn’t Christians, and anyone calling himself a pro-life Christian should have no hesitation about condemning Robert Dear’s actions.