Is Obama a Terrorist?
If so, it’sÂ not because he has associated with Bill Ayers.Â Â He did, however,Â order a terroristÂ attack on PakistanÂ that resulted in the deaths of civilians. That is a hard statement because we have been conditioned to believe that governments don’t commit acts of terrorism, terrorists do.Â Well,Â we probably all learned in school that during the French Revolution, the government’s Committee of Public Safety carried out what was called the Reign of Terror. I know I did, but never thought about it until I was recently readingÂ The War on Terror: How Should Christians Respond?, by Nick Megoran (IVP, 2008). Says Megoran: “Richard Falk, a professor of law at Princeton University, observes that the word terrorism first emerged as applied to the activities of the French revolutionary government, which used violence against civilian society to terrorize the population into acquiescing to the new government.” How could I have forgotten this? But even worse, how can so manyÂ Americans believe that a terrorist is anyone who detonates a bomb but doesnâ€™t wear a U.S.Â Air Force uniform?