The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Going to Church

In November of 2010, 52 people were killed when Islamists took over a Bagdad church. On Christmas day, 6 people died in attacks on two churches in Nigeria. At the same time, 6 people were injured in a bomb attack on a church in the Philippines. On New Year’s eve, a bomb killed 17 people in an Egyptian church while the congregation celebrated a mass.

The perpetrators in all of these blatant religious attacks were Islamists, and yet Reuters never directly mentions this fact in their New Year’s day report. In the through-the-looking-glass world of the politically correct Left, it is forbidden to provide attribution for religiously motivated attacks, if those attacks are perpetrated by Muslims. Of course, if a mosque is inadvertently damaged as part of a military operation conducted by the U.S., NATO, or Israel, headlines scream the news, recounting every detail and demanding answers. But bomb blasts in Churches throughout the Moslem crescent just don’t seem to generate much outrage within the media.

Reuters reports:
VATICAN CITY, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, worried over increasing inter-religious violence, will host a summit of world religious leaders in Assisi in October to discuss how they can better promote peace, he announced on Saturday.

Yeah, that’ll work. I have to wonder what the Christian congregants in Bagdad, Nigeria, the Philippines, and now, Egypt might think of that idea.

It appears that there is a concerted effort to intimidate Christians in the Middle East, and more broadly, throughout many nations with Muslim majorities. In its most extreme, intimidation morphs into murder.

A small, but growing segment of Islam is perfectly willing to conduct blatant religious warfare. Worse, it appears that the governments of Muslim countries are doing little to stop it. It’s time for Western media and Christian religious leaders to confront this abomination directly and demand that Moslem countries provide concrete protections for their Christian minorities while at the same time rooting out the Islamists who are perpetrating these attacks.