A white "Alt-Reich" member fatally stabbed a young black man at a U of Maryland bus stop. Do you think the killer should be labeled a "Radical Christian Terrorist," or a "Radical American Terrorist?"
How did Christianity have anything to do with this?
Did he do it in the hand of Jesus? If yes, then xian. If not, American
Radical White Terrorist
Radical Right-Wing Terrorist
Good question to get people thinking!!!
Why would he be considered Christian when the very act he committed goes against basic Christian principles: love one another, be kind to others? If a policeman committed this act would we say the policeman was acting as a cop even though he committed murder? No. So don't call this person or any other person a Christian when what they do is definitely un-Christian.
I agree - same goes for swapping the "Christian" with Muslim.
But in many cases when they scream For Allah, I would think it was a Muslim act. Nobody that is Christian and kills someone screams For Jesus! But I do agree that if they're Muslim and do something wrong it shouldn't be drawn up as a Muslim act.
If they scream for Allah and do something that was against the teachings of Allah then it was not for Allah, it was for themselves. Same is true of people who do things in the name of Christ: blow up abortion buildings, commit murder, berate and slam others.
BIG P - exactly. I have no idea why that is so difficult for so many to grasp.
I really didn't think the Alt- Reich was an organization. I believed it was just a name libs gave to Conservs that spoke against them.
If he was a Christian and Christian if he was just a white ring nut then the other one.
Neither of those I options. If it is determined to be terrorism (an option not even discussed in the article; hate crime does not equal terrorism), then I would say he is a white supremacist terrorist.
However, given that it likely wasn't terrorism I'd say he is a racist piece of garbage that belongs to a horrible racist Facebook group and deserves to be given the maximum sentence for what he did.
Not enough info. Did he do it screaming God is good? I'm going to settle on RAT for now but I see what you've done here.
Neither. How bout "racist"
If he killed the man because of his religious beliefs then RCT. However, this doesn't seem to be the case- it was from racial prejudice. I don't know how you are making some of the assumptions you are.
This is based on racial prejudice, not religious intolerance I smell a RAT.
What makes him Christian? White?
"Christian" is not appropriate in this case.
Neither. He's a murderer and should be strung up. He's a white male so nobody would care. Just like nobody cared that the FBI murdered LaVoy Finicum for going to a townhall meeting.
The article plainly states several times that they haven't done enough investigating to even know if it's a hate crime, much less terroristic in nature.
And why are you calling him a Christian? Nowhere in the article does it mention any faith or lack of faith for that matter.
Radical white supremecist
The nature of his radicalism is neither inherently Christian nor inherently American.
If he's "alt-reich" it seems more political than religious or national.
Doesn't seem like terrorism. Seems like a crazy white guy stabbing a black guy.
And lemme guess, he was a "lone wolf nice kid" too right?
Don't know. But it's not terrorism.
The affiliation with those groups tailored to the weak-minded seems irrelevant. The groups didn't do the crime. Why can't it just be "murdering rat bastard"?
Neither. He's a white supremacist terrorist.
Radical nazi terrorist, seeing as he was inspired by naziism.
I would call him a fucking asshole and I hope he rots in a jail full of angry black dudes.
Who radicalized him? In the name of what he did it?
I believe he is a white supremacist. I would have no problem if you call him radical white terrorist.