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Why is Islam a religion of terrorists, when Christianity has more terrorist groups?

"Army of God", "Aryan Nation", "Christian Patriots", "Ku Klux Klan", "Lamb of Christ",........... not to mention numerous other groups OUTSIDE the U.S.............

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  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    According to this list (Government watch lists), you are wrong:


    These groups have generally demanded the introduction of sharia law in various countries and the destruction of those seen to be "enemies of Islam" by these groups, including zionism and secularism.

    Abu Sayyaf (1991-present; Islamist separatists; the Philippines)[2]

    Based in the southern islands of Jolo, Basilan, and Mindanao.

    Branched off of the Moro National Liberation Front.

    Aden-Abyan Islamic Army (Yemen)[2]

    Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya (Late 1970s-present; Islamists; Egypt)[2]

    Seeks to establish Islamist state in Egypt. Usually targets secular establishments, government buildings, police, the military, minorities, tourists, and “morally offensive” buildings.

    Armed Islamic Group (1992-present; Islamists; Algeria)[2]

    Seeks to establish Islamist state in Algeria. Began operations in 1992 after the Algerian military cancelled elections which has been won by Islamist political parties.

    Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades[2]

    Ansar al-Islam (December 2001-present; Islamists; Iraq)[2]

    In Arabic, "Supporters of Islam."

    Also known as "Partisans of Islam or Helpers of Islam."

    Al-Qaeda (1988-present; Islamists; Afghanistan, Pakistan, and worldwide)[2]

    In Arabic, "the foundation", "the base", or "the database" kept by intelligence services of anti-Soviet Afghani fighters.

    Also known as Qa‘idat al-Jihad, Islamic Army for the Liberation of the Holy Places, World Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders, Islamic Salvation Foundation, and the Osama bin Laden Network.

    Related: Alneda (former web site), As-Sahab (affiliated public relations organization),

    Cells: Buffalo six, Hamburg cell,

    Asbat al-Ansar (early 1990s-present; Lebanese Sunni Islamists; southern Lebanon)[2]

    In Arabic, "the League of the Followers."

    Acronym for "Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya," or Islamic Resistance Movement.

    Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'al-Jihad/Al-Qaeda in Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's Sunni network, operating in Iraq

    on U.S. State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations

    Eastern Turkestan Islamic Movement - al-Qaeda linked separatist group in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region aiming to establish an Islamic state. Banned by China, along with related groups East Turkestan Liberation Organization, World Uighur Youth Congress and East Turkistan Information Center[3]

    Egyptian Islamic Jihad - Egypt (active since the late 1970s)[2]

    Fatah al-Islam - Lebanon[4] (al-Qaeda inspired group which briefly took over Nahr el-Bared refugee camp in 2007, before being defeated by the Lebanese Armed Forces)

    Hamas - West Bank, Gaza Strip. Listed as a terrorist organization by Australia, Canada, the European Union, Israel, and the United States[2]

    Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM) - Pakistan and Kashmir[2]

    Hezbollah - Lebanon; Listed as a terrorist organization by Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Israel, and the United States[2]

    Hizbul Mujahideen - Pakistan and Kashmir[2]

    Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan[2]

    Jemaah Islamiyah - Southeast Asia[2]

    Lashkar-e-Jhangvi - Pakistan[2]

    Lashkar-e-Toiba - Pakistan[2]

    Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group - Morocco and Spain[2]

    Palestinian Islamic Jihad - Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip[2]

    People Against Gangsterism and Drugs - South Africa[2]

    RSM or Rajah Solaiman Movement - Philippines[2]

    Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan - Pakistan[2]

    Takfir wal-Hijra - Egypt/Sudan/Algeria[2]

    Taliban - Afghanistan[2]

    Turkish Hezbollah - Kurdish organization operating in Turkey[2]

    Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development - USA


    Christian terrorist organizations are generally right wing in nature. They are often anti-abortion.

    Army of God - USA (early 1990s-present)

    The Lambs of Christ - USA (1998)

    Ku Klux Klan - USA - (1865-present)

    The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSA) - United States[2] (1971-)

    Lord's Resistance Army - Self-proclaimed Christian terrorist group that operates in northern Uganda, it seeks to overthrow the Ugandan government and create a country based on the ten commandments.[2][2]

    Nagaland Rebels - India


    Kach and Kahane Chai[2] - Israel (1973-)

    Jewish Defense League - USA (1968-)


    Irgun - (1931-1948), pro-Israel[5]

    ETALehi - (1940-1948), pro-Israel[6][7]


    All of these groups demand a Khalistan (Land of the Pure) in the Indian state of Punjab and adjoining areas for Sikhs. Most have a variable amount of support from Sikhs abroad and have been in existence since the 1980s. Many have been weakened and have cut down on activities, yet they continue. The militancy in Punjab has claimed approximately 100,000 lives, according to estimates put forward by Amnesty International: this figure involves killings by both Sikh militants and the Indian forces. With the exception of the first two, the other groups have only been proscribed in India.

    Babbar Khalsa[2] - India (1978-)

    International Sikh Youth Federation [3]

    Khalistan Zindabad Force [4] - India (1990s-)

    Other religious terrorism

    Aum Supreme Truth aka Aum Shinrikyo - Japan (homicidal religious cult)[2]

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Unfortunately, Christianity, just like every other belief system has it's fanatics that misinterpret God's truth. Many cult leaders and other "groups" base their whole belief on only certain verses or chapters in the Bible and they read their own meaning in to them instead of God's meaning. When reading and studying the Bible, you have to take the whole thing in to context, not just one small part. It all really does tie together. As for White Supremacist Groups, they just don't get the fact that Moses, who was one of God's right hand guys, married a woman of a darker race and God was OK with that. So I don't get why they base their bigotry on the Bible.

  • 1 decade ago

    Are you sure there are more CHRISTIAN terrorist groups than Islamic ones? Even the Muslims themselves will not agree with you!!!

    First of all, you should start educating yourself than listen to G-unit songs! Second, look here first, then see who has more terrorist groups:

    The goal of most Islamic terrorists: "These groups have generally demanded the introduction of sharia law in various countries and the destruction of those seen to be "enemies of Islam" by these groups, including zionism and secularism."

    The goal of the Christian ones: "Christian terrorist organizations are generally right wing in nature. They are often anti-abortion."

    Look at the difference; Islamic terrorists can NEVER be compared with the Christian ones!

    Islamic terrorist groups are following the Quran, the Christian ones aren't! Christian groups like Army of God has its own goal that is to abolish abortion, and not to Christianize the world with force. KKK are a racist terrorist organisation that even hates its own fellow-Christians and believe in white supremacy, but do not say Christianity should rule the world and dont suicide bomb themselves in markets and stations!!

    And third, you might wana look here, you'll certainly change your mind:

    Look how many Islamic terrorist attacks has been done since 9/11!!

    And again, educate yourself first before trying to educate others!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh wow, some here are actually giving reasons why these groups are NOT christains. Well, us muslims trying telling you the same thing about suicide bombers etc that they are NOT muslims as well, but ofcourse you have to be arrogant and genralize Islam as being radical.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't condone the actions of any of the named groups. But do they go around and kill innocent civilians like terrorists of other religions? I don't think so.

  • 1 decade ago

    Oye Pappaji,

    Jind Meriye na kar hera pherian

    Baaki Diyan Galklan Chhaddo Dil Saaf Hona Chahida

    Sardaar to sabse bade gaddar hain...hinduon ka khana khakar hinduon ki thaali main chhed karte hain

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    as a group, neither is a religion of terrorists, its the ones who bring hate to the world that bring that stereotype to the religion. in both religions, it is a minority.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do they all use detonators and kill their own kind as well when spreading their message of love? Not that I've heard of any of these groups but when the heck did the KKK become a Christian denomination?

    cthemajic: that's a mighty impressive list you have about a link?

  • 1 decade ago

    These groups aren't Christian in nature because they don't focus on forgiveness AND they are almost always racist.

    They don't seem to realize that Jesus is a Jew and wasn't white.

    Therefore, they are considered hate groups and not denominations.

  • Nessie
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Get over it already, there are nut-cases in every religion. Islam has it, Christianity, Catholics, Judaism, Paganism, so on and so-fourth. .. You can't just bash one particular religion just because of a few nut-jobs that claim to be of that religion.

  • 1 decade ago

    this is judeo-christian america. the christians are taught to be good guys and billions of muslims are evil and all over the world blowing themselves up.

    i had the same thought after the FLDS story happened. they didnt blame the whole of christianity even though it was a christian sect. if they were muslims, they wouldve blamed all of us the same way they did alqaeda and wahabiism.

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