Games Muslims Play: The Lord's Resistance Army

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pert
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Games Muslims Play: The Lord's Resistance Army

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This is always trotted out by Muslimapologists as an example of "you see, Muslims don't have a monopoly on violent fanatics", does anyone know any more about it?
"You can insult the Christians, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Jews. You can slander the Catholics, you can spit on the Madonna and Jesus Christ. But, woe betide the citizen who pronounces a word against the Islamic religion. " Orianna Fallaci
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Well, wikipedia describes it as "a heterodox Christian cult" so I suppose it has as much relation to mainstream Christianity as the Ahmadiyya have to mainstream Islam. Since the Muslim powers wouldn't touch Ahmadiyya's with a bargpole (though they might with a scimitar), it ill becomes them to use the LRA as an example of Christianity.
On the other hand, Wikipedia goes on to say
It appears to largely function as a personality cult of its leader Joseph Kony,[10] a self-declared prophet whose leadership has earned him the nickname "Africa's David Koresh".
Perhaps "Africa's Mohammed" might be a better fit?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord%27s_Resistance_Army
‘Hindus and Muslims belong to two different religious philosophies, social customs and literary traditions. They neither intermarry nor eat together, and indeed they belong to two different civilisations which are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions.’ Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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Qasim Rashi who himself is an Ahmadiyya uses the LRA as en excuse for the "other religions are violent too" argument
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The difference is, that LRA is a local anomaly and not aspiring to take over the planet.
Islam does, by comand from Allah / Mohammad (one and the same).
Islam: an idea to kill and die for.
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