Last Friday Anders Behring Breivik, 32 carried out his murderous spree in Norway, killing 93 people and injuring over 100. Motived by anti-immigrant sentiment, Breivik is unapologetic for his actions and in subsequent interviews has described himself as Christian. This caused a raucous response from Bill O'Reilly where he lashed out at the "liberal media," labeling Norway Killer Breivik as a 'Christian Extremist.' He then went on to demand that the media prove that he is "Christian."
"As Horrors Emerge, Norway Charges Christian Extremist."
|Anders Behring Breivik, the Christian extremist.|
A) Was NOT Christian in the true sense.
B) Did not exhibit behavior consistent with that of a Christian.
C) Disagreed fundamentally with various aspects of Christianity.
Had the headline read:
"As Horrors Emerge, Norway Charges Muslim Extremist..........."
O'Reilly's response would have been different. I know this because he has never with more conviction and fact finding resources tried to disprove the connection to true Islam of any terrorist groups or people that have affiliated themselves with Islam. Consequently, people that watch his show have over the years come to associate "Muslims" or "Islam" with terrorism believing that elements of the religious practice encourage or endorse such actions. So let's be fair. There is no liberal, left wing conspiracy to malign Christianity or any other conspiracy of that nature. This guy calls himself a Christian. Clearly he has bastardized the ideology of the religion, the definition of a CHRISTIAN EXTREMIST!