uh.. oh? Oh, sorry, I got all passionate there, its easy when strong nationalistical views are given its chances to come out, especially through Christianity.....
Joking aside, I think Meleageris simple ignorant of what "atheism" is and have little to no understanding of world history and especially not Christianities history.
Meleager, I put it in simple terms for you: Atheism can not be behind any evil as atheism only means the lack of belief in god or gods, thats it.
Anything "Evil" done by an atheist has nothing to do with atheism, hell, he can scream outloud it is "in the name of atheism" when he murders a innocent squirrel, it still does not make it so because atheism cant be responsible for anything.
Christianity, on the other hand, tells you to kill and rape and destroy, that is why you get so much flack, you stand behind a doctrine supporting and promoting murder and destruction, this makes you Evil.
If you are so willing to make this silly association, why not Color of hair? Or Mustaches? Hitler had a moustache, so did Stalin but George Bush did not, so you could get a problem there.... But consistency may not be of relevance?