Eric Robert Rudolph is a serial bomber whose terrorist acts included bombing Centennial Park during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, several abortion clinics throughout Georgia and Atlanta, and a nightclub (the customers of which were largely lesbian women). In all, three persons were killed and dozens injured in his bombing spree.
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Rudolph’s actions were based on his faith-based views: as he believed abortion and homosexuality to be wrong. Ethically, Rudolph thought his actions were justified because he was protecting innocent babies from being murdered.
Based on required readings and at least one outside source (not one of your readings), write a 2- to 3-page essay about the “noble cause exception” that states it is acceptable and ethical to commit crimes in the name of religion or to further one’s political agenda. How might the “noble cause exception” also be used to justify counter-terrorist measures? Ensure that in your response, you consider ethics from Kantian, deontology, or virtue ethics. Your paper should be well written and formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.