Not Jews! Not Muslims!
Neon Nettle, a United Kingdom news site says, “Attacks against Christianity are widely ignored by the liberal media”
Christians are the number one most persecuted group worldwide, yet attacks against Christianity are widely ignored by the mainstream media.
During the Sri Lanka Easter attacks against Christian worshippers on April 21, five hundred people were wounded and 259 were confirmed dead.
These attacks were another senseless assault on “humanity,” according to mainstream media and many in the international community.
The horrific destruction of Christian churches and their worshipers on Easter morning was not motivated by generic hatred, however. We know exactly why these men, women, and children died: They were killed because of their Christian faith.
Three bombs ripped through Christian churches on the holiest day in the Christian calendar, killing hundreds who had gathered peacefully to celebrate Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
According to the Daily Signal, international leaders studiously avoided calling this what it is: anti-Christian persecution.
Former President Barack Obama tweeted, “The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity.”
Hillary Clinton tweeted about “today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers.”
The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2019
On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I'm praying for everyone affected by today's horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 21, 2019
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned “the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka,” but said nothing about how the violence targeted Christians, and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called the attacks “an assault on all humanity.”
All that is true, but it is not enough—especially given the fact that Obama and Clinton expressly mentioned the Jewish and Muslim communities after previous attacks on a synagogue and a mosque.
Post-Sri Lanka, these leaders avoided the word “church” and said nothing about the global Christian community—or about the reality that Christians are now the most persecuted religious group in the world.
In fact, just one day after the bombings, CNN completely ignored the attacks in a series of town halls.
Many journalists actually scoffed at the notion that Christians face intense persecution around the globe.
Pointing out the double standard here might strike some as petty scorekeeping. But words matter.
When people acknowledge that Jews or Muslims are persecuted for their beliefs but ignore that Christians are being persecuted for theirs, they give us a grossly inaccurate picture of reality.
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