The Rare Amish Killer



Yes, Virginia - There Are Evil Christians. There do exist in the modern world Christians who have committed mass killings, but these are rare individuals indeed. Yes, there are Jews, Buddhists, and Hindus who have likewise gone berserk and murdered dozens of innocent lives. Again, these are rare individuals indeed.

In all these cases 99.999% of Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, and others condemn and are horrified by the evil committed.

There are murderers even among the Amish, although in the past few hundred years in this country I could only find one Amish man found guilty of murder (1).

In the case of the Amish, if the person doing the evil is Amish, then he is shunned and cannot find refuge among his own people. If the person doing the evil is not Amish, he is forgiven and revenge does not grab hold of their hearts (2).

In all cases, no religious group celebrates when someone in a murderous rage brutally slaughters tens or hundreds of innocents. Except one. There is one particular group that revels in massacre and mayhem. When it was revealed that Muslims were responsible for the tragic slaughter on 9/11 there was glee, joy, and even dancing in the streets among many in the Muslim world. (3)

Even those Muslims who ostensibly condemned the terrorists, still pointed out that we were somehow to blame because of our support for Israel, or our presence in Muslim lands, or because of the destruction of the Ottoman Empire in 1918 by infidels, or some other perceived insult to Islamic dignity. As for the Muslim suicide bombers, will they go to hell? Not in Islam (4).

Yes, there do exist in the world Christians who interpret their faith incorrectly and go out on a killing spree, but these are rare individuals indeed.

Yes, there do exist in the world Muslims who interpret their faith correctly and go out on a killing spree, sadly these are not so rare individuals.






ENDNOTES


(1):

Crime Library on truTV.com, Edward D. Gingerich: The Only Amish Man Convicted of Murder

On Thursday March 18, 1993, a Pennsylvania Amish man named Edward Gingerich murdered his wife Katie as their children looked on in horror. The brutality of the crime shocked the Amish community and the nation...

(2):

CNN, Amish grandfather: 'We must not think evil of this man'

A grieving grandfather told young relatives not to hate the gunman who killed five girls in an Amish schoolhouse massacre, a pastor said on Wednesday.

"As we were standing next to the body of this 13-year-old girl, the grandfather was tutoring the young boys, he was making a point, just saying to the family, 'We must not think evil of this man,' " the Rev. Robert Schenck told CNN.

(3):

Snopes, Palestinians dancing in the streets on 9/11

Eason Jordan, CNN's Chief News Executive, confirmed that the video used on CNN [of Palestinians dancing in the streets] was in fact shot on Tuesday, 11 September 2001, in East Jerusalem by a Reuters TV crew

I should mention that there were groups within Muslim countries that showed solidarity with Americans on 9/11, but they were not Muslims. The photo below was taken in Bangladesh on 9/11. However, you will not see one bearded face. These are likely Hindus (which comprise almost 10% of the population of Bangladesh).


bangladesh peace march on 9/11
Peace march on 9/11 - Dhaka, Bangladesh (Reuters)
Photo Found at: World Trade Center Memorial


(4):

AOL News, 26 Aug 2010, Opinion: Suicide Bombers in Heaven? Imam Rauf Won't Say No

When you detonate explosives attached to your torso, simultaneously decapitating people on a bus or disemboweling little children at a kindergarten, do you go to heaven or to hell? Are you a martyr or a murderer? Heroic or heinous?

While the answer might seem straightforward to some, it clearly flummoxed Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, he of the ground zero mosque controversy, when it was asked of him by Barbara Walters in her 2006 TV special on heaven.

In response to the question as to whether suicide bombers go to heaven, Imam Rauf said, "One of the things that we are taught is never to say somebody will go to hell or somebody will go to heaven. It is up to God to decide."



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