The only good terrorist

Orcinus hits the nail on the head (again). He was writing a while back about how Christian extremist terrorists in the U.S. are described as lone nuts or wackos and not identified as terrorists by the FBI or Justice Department. They are always treated as exceptional. I really don’t see the different between Eirc Rudolph and Mohammed Atta:

Eric Rudolph and the face of terror. The arrest of Eric Rudolph has made for some interesting stories afterward. I especially was interested in the New York Times piece about the local reaction to the arrest, which opened with this nugget:”He’s a Christian and I’m a Christian and he dedicated his life to fighting abortion,” said Mrs. … [Orcinus]