Christian terrorism comprises of terrorist acts of violence, hatred and mass murder by groups or people who profess Christian views that are often extremist. Often without a doubt, anyone who is a Christian extremist will also be a Christian fundamentalist as well and can use his/her violent actions against others in the name of God, Jesus Christ, the New Testament, and the Book of Revelation.
Acts of Christian terrorism throughout history have been well known especially during the Crusades, Reformation, Gunpowder Plot (in which English Catholics attempted to assassinate King James I and bring back England under Catholicism), Ku Klux Klan, Ilaga (a Christian terrorist group in the Philippines), and the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda.
Also Christian terrorism can also be involved in anti-abortion violence as well.
Ever since 9/11 occurred many Christian extremist acts of terror has been made throughout the United States towards minorities such as the LGBT community, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, and atheists.
Within the United States, there are plenty of Christian extremist groups and individuals that are considered as terrorist organizations such as the most well known Westboro Baptist Church, The Covenant, Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSA), Defensive Action, Concerned Christians, Montana Freemen, and the Christian Patriot movement.
People who are Christian terrorists
Christian Terrorist organizations
- Ilaga (and it's second revival attempt as New Ilaga)
- Westboro Baptist Church