"Rosie O’Donnell enunciated the idea memorably a few years ago:'radical Christianity is just as dangerous as radical Islam.' Since then, this has become a commonplace of mainstream media political discourse — remarkably enough, since it has absolutely no evidence to back it up.
"Emblematic of how hard it is to find a 'radical Christian'— that is, someone driven to violence by the teachings of Christianity, as opposed to genuinely radical Christians like Mother Teresa and the Amish — is that when Green spoke about 'the radicalization of Christianity,' he was actually referring to Islamic jihadists, not to Christians at all.
"This became clear when he said:'I do not, not — N-O-T — oppose hearings on radicalization. I do oppose hearings that don’t focus on the entirety of radicalization. And if you agree that we have Christians, as has been mentioned by more than one member, Christians who become radicalized, they become part of Islam and they become radicalized as is being said, why not have a hearing on the radicalization of Christians?'
"Green’s statement is fundamentally incoherent.'Christians who become radicalized' and 'become part of Islam' are not Christians at all, but converts to Islam. Thus a hearing on the radicalization of Muslims, and possibly of converts to Islam, would be needed, not a hearing on the radicalization of Christians ..."