With Kony 2012 making the rounds all over Facebook, Twitter, and (late as usual) traditional media, I've noticed that nobody talks about Joseph Kony being the leader of a radical and violent Christian group.
Honestly, the most I've seen is some people saying that his movement is based on "his own interpretation of the Ten Commandments", which seems like the classic "oh, they're just misusing religion" argument so often put forward by apologists.
Does anyone else feel like if he was leading a Muslim group, that's all that would be said about him? And don't take that to mean that I see Islam as a poor demonized victim; I just see two equally insane and violent religions that aren't getting the same treatment.
Now, I can't emphasize enough that I'm not belittling the movement to stop him (while it seems a bit more slacktivist than activist, anything is better than the usual nothing), I'm just pointing out that this is clearly a radical and violent religious movement based in a religion that many in the west feel uncomfortable accusing of such a thing.