Friday, October 14, 2011

what is never said when people inquire "what is the lord's resistance army?"

president obama's decision to send 100 soldiers to uganda has prompted TPM to publish a short piece called "What Is The Lord's Resistance Army?" and as a result it has blundered right into one of my long running pet peeves. as i said way back in 2004, by any measure the LRA is a christian fundamentalist militant group. i have never seen an article about a muslim militant group that doesn't use the word "muslim" or "islam." and yet, in the rare instances when the LRA gets any coverage, i almost never see the word "christian" despite the fact that the organization quite clearly claims to be motivated by its own warped brand of christian theology. TPM's piece is yet another example of that clear double standard.