Soldiers For Christ Rhetorical Analysis

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The article “Soldiers for Christ” discusses three types of religions dealing with terrorism. This essay will discuss methods and motives of these three groups and whether their tactics include penetrating terrorist acts according to the definition of terrorism we outlined in class this term. It will also outline how convincing each group’s members justifies their objectives and the methods they use to attain them. The article first discusses Christianity which is said to be the religion associated with terrorism. Christianity, like most traditions, has always had a violent side. The bloody history of the tradition has provided images as disturbing as those provided by Islam or Sikhism, and violent conflict is vividly portrayed in both…show more content…
They all fall within the definition we outlined in class, for example; the Oklahoma bombing by Timothy McVeigh falls within the second component we outlined as terrorism against civilian targets. I really had to read this section two or three times especially with the destroying of the abortion clinics by Rev. Michael Bray, and on some level I was understanding why he had committed the criminal act but as I thought about it, the destroying of the abortion clinics was more of a political objective then all religious which Bray tried to come…show more content…
All Muslims seek to be martyrs. The tern is used to describe this act was important, whereas; suicide bomber implied an impulsive act by a deranged individual. The missions were ones that were deliberately and carefully chosen as part of their religious obligation. Rantisi emphasized “we do not order them to do it, but give them permission for them at certain times”. These acts were only allowed in response to acts of violence brought on by the Israeli side, which frequently affected innocent civilians. Rantisi said the bombs were a moral lesson for the Israelis, so they can feel the pain which they caused on innocent Muslims, because Rantisi says they are the victims in this struggle, not the cause of

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