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Religious terrorists use violence to further what they see as divinely commanded purposes. (see also Religious intolerance).

Examples of Religious Terrorist Groups:

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Islam

Organizations dedicated to Islamist terrorism

Christian

Organizations dedicated to Christian terrorism
  • Nagaland Rebels (1948-present) Active in predominately Christian state in Hindu India. Involved in several bombings in 2004. Goal: Independence from Hindu India after annexing parts of neighboring Indian states and Burma if it has Christian majority.
  • Ku Klux Klan A racist Protestant Christian organization with a history of violence against blacks, Jews, and Catholics.
  • Anti-Abortion Terrorism Activities include bombing abortion clinics, killing doctors and nurses. A member Eric Robert Rudolph was charged with Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the Olympics and a health clinic in Birmingham, Alabama.


Jewish

(Some of these Jewish groups believe that God gave Jews the land of Israel and so they advocate ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel, West Bank and Gaza). Most, if not all, however, support the transfer of Palestinians to other regions within the Middle East.)

Other Religions

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