Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious by Mark Juergensmeyer

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The car skidded and a minor accident occurred, but the pair wcre dc­ termined to forge ahead. "1 The following year, Bray and two other defen­ dants stood trial for destroying seven abortion facilities in Delaware. Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, with a total of over one million dollars in damages. He was convicted of these charges and served prison time until May 1 5 . 1989. When I talked with Rev. Bray i n his suburban home in Bowie i n 1996 and again in 1998. 1 found nothing sinister or intensely fanatical about him.

Killed Dr. John Britton and his volunteer escort James Barrett as they drove up to The Ladies Center, an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida. Several years earlier another member of Bray's network of associates. Rachelle ("Shelly") Shannon, a housewife from rural Oregon, also confessed to a string of abortion clinic bombings. She was convicted of attempted murder for shooting and wounding Dr. George Tiller as he drove away from his clinic in Wichita, Kansas. 5 And yet in person Rev. Michael Bray is in many ways an af­ fable and interesting man.

Terror in the Mind of God : The Global Rise of Religious Violence. Ewing, NJ, USA: University of California Press, 2000. p 20. id=10064725&ppg=40 der block to break a window, cans of gasoline to pour in and around a buil ding, and rags and matches to ignite the flames. The road to Delaware was foggy and the bridge across the Chesapeake Bay was icy. The car skidded and a minor accident occurred, but the pair wcre dc­ termined to forge ahead. "1 The following year, Bray and two other defen­ dants stood trial for destroying seven abortion facilities in Delaware.

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