Well, we've already had a long thread in which some people expressed alarm at the proliferation of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe, and others justified it as well founded.
I don't wish to start another long, tiring debate; but I think it is worth remembering all that was said on that thread.
As one of the people expressing alarm, well, unfortunately there is now compelling evidence why such a stance is warranted.
As an aside, it is interesting how a Christian doing an unspeakable deed is characterised as "a lone psychotic gunman" (not a Christian terrorist) and no one is blaming the entire religion of Christianity for his action.
That's not true, Huffpo has it here:
"Anders Behring Breivik is a Christian terrorist determined to touch off a new Christian-Muslim war that would rival medieval Crusades."http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-cru ... 08172.html
And there are certainly precedents even in the New Testament for such actions:
Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. [Mt 10.34 NRSV]
For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. [Mt. 10.35-39]
Now granted, there is a preponderance of evidence that Jesus would not have approved of the various wars and so on fought in his name. However, militant Christians usually look to the Old Testament for justifications for their wars, as you must know.
Now, it is ironic that man trying to start a race war in Europe chose to murder Socialists, rather than Muslims.
He also quoted JS Mill on his website, so I suppose if you're going to be consistent you will have to argue that hermeneutically inept liberals are also prone to terrorism.
Or will you ever grant that it is not the text, but the misreading of it.....