Topic: Is there such a thing as Islamic fundamentalism? Is it a concern?
Michael Coren’s opponents say there is no threat of Islamic violence:
- Marilyn Churley, NDP representative (the secularist socialist party of Canada)
- Krisna Saravanmutta, President of the York Federation of Students (where Jewish students are persecuted and pro-life groups are banned)
Well, what about this violence?
At least four people were killed and 32 wounded as six Baghdad-area churches were bombed within 24 hours, officials told CNN.
The first bombing took place Saturday night at St. Joseph’s church in western Baghdad, according to an Interior Ministry official. Two bombs placed inside the church exploded at about 10 p.m. No one was in the church at the time of the attack.
Sunday afternoon, three bombs exploded outside churches, wounding eight civilians, the official said. The bombs detonated within a 15-minute span, between 4:30 and 4:45 p.m. Two of the churches are in central Baghdad’s al-Karrada district, and the third is in al-Ghadeer in eastern Baghdad.
Sunday evening, a car bomb exploded outside a church on Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad just after 7 p.m., the official said. Four people died, and 21 were wounded.
If the secular left and the radical Islamists want to talk about “fundamentalism”, then might I suggest that they begin with the events of the day, rather than by desperately grasping at examples of “Christian fundamentalism” that, on closer inspection, have nothing to do with Christianity. Christians are commanded love their enemies and do not murder them. A fundamentalist Christian obeys those commandments.
UPDATE: Jihad Watch reports that a Christian leader has been assassinated in Iraq, in front of his own daughter.