Imagine sacrificing to send your children off to college—forking over thousands of dollars, so they can have a future. Then they end up in an introduction to psychology class…where they are taught that Christians are more dangerous than radical Islam.
At a recent “Introduction to Psychology” class at the University of California, Merced, Dr. Ross Avila raised quite a few eyebrows. Thecollegefix.com (1/11/16) reported on this class, which happened this past fall.
In a recording made of the class, Avila can be heard to claim that terrorism on American soil by foreigners, e.g., Muslims from other countries, is a myth (beyond 9/11) and that white Christian men commit the most terrorism in America.
He says that since 9/11, about 90 percent of those who perpetrate terrorist attacks in America are “white, Caucasian men….usually, the people who are religiously motivated and politically conservative. And these are the type of people we always think of being like really against terrorism.”
To bolster his case, the professor cites an example of a supposedly Christian man who attacked the Texas state house with an AK-47 and “literally fired around 60 rounds at the state house…. that’s an act of terrorism….Did you hear about that?”
I had not heard about it, and only one person in his large class had. Avila said if the would-be attacker had been Muslim, we all would have heard about that case.
As it turns out, the Austin shooter, though he was killed by the police, did not injure anyone else—though not for a lack of trying. He did indeed have right-wing political motivations and identified with a tiny, fringe “Christian identity” heretical sect, the likes of which have been roundly denounced by Christians of all stripes.
But can we seriously believe that attacks like this constitute the majority of attacks—and that such wacko militia types have amassed a higher body count since 9/11?
Read the rest by Jerry Newcombe at Barbwire.