Where did I say I was using Christianity as an excuse for their crimes? Certainly religious bigotry played a large part in fuelling the conflict, but this bigotry was an us and them bigotry from people who paid lip service to religion but would have trouble naming the first three books of the NT. It is also the kind of bigotry displayed here on Topix by the fundies with their hatred of Catholicism and atheists and gays.<quoted text>
Then you can't use Christianity, as an excuse for their crimes..because it was more political and nationalistic, that led them to crime.
So politics and nationalism are just as much ideologies as Christianity and Islamic's... these are just men who leave God out of their endeavors,,,glad you straightened that up.
Because Islamics in their crime don't leave their God out , they do what they do because of their god.
Loyalist paramilitary murals often displayed a heavily armed masked man with the slogan "For God and Ulster". They used religion to appeal to the baser instincts of their followers, but I never considered them Christian.