Yes, There Are Christian Versions Of ISIS

Yes, There Are Christian Versions Of ISIS April 3, 2017

Qasim Rashid is a lawyer, human rights activist, and Muslim. He’s also a friend of mine and I was happy to review his excellent book Talk To Me: Changing the Narrative on Race, Religion, & Education.  Despite our religious differences, I share many values in common with Qasim and think he does outstanding activist work. Qasim regularly deals with trolls on social media and I admire his patience when trying to talk some sense into them.

Recently, someone from the internet asked Qasim “why are there no Christian versions of ISIS” and Qasim had a great reply. Here are the following screenshots from the clap back Qasim shared on Twitter: 

I think Qasim did a great job here as I often try to tell people there are Christian terrorists.  Any religious ideology can be used to support terrorism. Only focusing on Islam is simply incorrect and can reveal one’s biases.

PS: I now have a Patreon if you’d like to support my writing and podcasting. 

""And it actually worked! People in each group were reflective, self-critical, and extended compassion to ..."

What I Learned From Attending A ..."
"Dems and repubs will get along as soon as they stop voting for candidates that ..."

What I Learned From Attending A ..."
"1- "I prayed to Jesus that my uncle would recover from the hospital."2- "I asked ..."

Claiming “Religion Is A Mental Illness” ..."
"plch asks a fair question below. It's hard to break through polarization with sweeping, generalized ..."

What I Learned From Attending A ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Nonreligious
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment