Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Killing In The Name Of Falwell

A 19 year old Liberty University student was arrested for having "napalm like" bombs" he planned on using against a group of protesters who had gathered near the funeral service of Jerry Falwell.

ABC Reports :

"Campbell County authorities arrested a Liberty University student for having several homemade bombs in his car.

The student, 19-year-old Mark D. Uhl of Amissville, Va., reportedly told authorities that he was making the bombs to stop protesters from disrupting the funeral service."

Authorities say that the chemicals would have produced a slow burn and would not have been very destructive, but I am willing to bet that's not what the guy who made them was thinking.

Let's hope this is an isolated burst of Christian radicalism driven by the loss of one of their misguided and revered leaders.

I can only imagine what the headlines would have been though if it had been a "Secular Leftist" who was caught with any kind of bomb at Jerry Falwell's funeral.


Max Blumenthal, blogging for Huffington Post offers some insight into the would-be bomber in "Diary of a Christian Terrorist"

"Visitors to Mark David Uhl's Myspace page will quickly learn that Uhl is a student at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, that he is a devoted Christian, that his name means "Mighty Warrior"
Uhl was an a devout evangelical Christian who advocated religious violence in the name of American nationalism. Uhl's blog, featured on his Myspace page, offers a window into the political underpinnings of his bomb plot.

In one post, Uhl implores Christians to die on the battlefield for "Uncle Sam." He justifies his call to arms by quoting several Biblical passages and reminding his readers that the "gift of God" is eternal life." Read full blog at Huffington Post.