Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Rock Terrorism

Mark Juergensmeyer, who purports to be a sociologist at my own alma mater, calls the Sikh killings perpetrated by Wade Michael Page "Christian terrorism."
Though there is no evidence that Page was a pious Christian, that is true of many religious terrorists. If the hard-talking, swaggering al Qaeda militants can be called Muslim terrorists, certainly Page can be called a Christian terrorist.
But what he doesn't take into account is the fact that Page was a "rock singer." This was clearly Rock Terrorism. Just go look at the lyrics of his songs from his band End Apathy.

Rock music was unquestionably implicated in this heinous crime. Down with rock 'n roll.

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