US Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph has been sentenced to life in prison for the attack on the 1996 Atlanta games, which killed one person and injured 111. Rudolph, 38, received life terms for the Atlanta bombing and attacks on an abortion centre and a gay nightclub. In July he was sentenced to life for bombing an Alabama abortion centre. Rudolph, who is suspected of links with white supremacists and describes himself as a devout Christian, had used his trial to portray himself as a campaigner against an immoral government.
We look forward to seeing numerous headlines reading “Christian terrorist sentenced”, while Daniel Pipes and Robert Spencer will no doubt provide us with articles, backed up with relevant quotes from the Bible, explaining how Christianity is a religion that encourages its adherents to embrace political violence.