I want to say these are the big criminals, the dangerous forces of the world. If only it were that simple. I do believe there is a strong connection between fundamentalist religion and violence. Also between fundamentalist religion and poverty and inequality. I formally acknowledge it’s more complicated than that.
P.S. Yes, I am a bad theorist – I had an argument and searched for emotional evidence to back it, rather than letting the data create the argument. I searched for a link between the Oklahoma City Bombing and religion and I have to confess it was not there. There is enough terrorism and mass politically motivated violence to have many causes I suppose.