They treated Jesus & His Church like they were Osama bin Laden & Al Queda

When one reads the end of the 4 Gospels and then the Book of Acts, of the organized persecutions against John the Baptist, Jesus & His Church, searching for them, chasing them down and killing them, one realizes that the ancient authorities in Jerusalem regarded Jesus and His followers (the Church) as much a threat to their existence as the terrorists of Al Queda and Osama bin Laden.  They treated Jesus and His Church as if they were terrorists like Osama bin Laden and Al Queda. There is something really twisted about treating preachers of the Good News like terrorists.