UK Christianophobia report states Christians in Middle East face persecution 'intensifying with rise of militant Islam'; in Israel, however, Christian population is thriving
A new study warns that Christianity is at the risk of being wiped out in the biblical heartlands of the Middle East. According to the London Daily Telegraph, which cites the study, 10% of Christians worldwide – approximately 200 million – are “socially disadvantaged, harassed or actively oppressed for their beliefs.”Among the various consequences of the rise of political Islam under the false moniker "Arab Spring" has been an intensification of the persecution of Middle Eastern Christians. They are, in fact, being driven out of the region.
With over 2.3 billion Christians around the world, the study notes that Christians face the most persecution in the region of the world where Christianity first originated – the Middle East...
Published by a leading independent British think tank, Civitas, the report stated that Western politicians and media generally ignore widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world "because they are afraid they will be accused of racism."
One of the more frustrating aspects of this story is the apparent disinterest by western Christians in it. If western Christians, or indeed anyone else, speaks out against the persecution of non-Muslims by Muslims in the Middle East they are smeared as vile racists and "Islamophobes."
This is particularly true within progressive-left circles where issues around "race" are turned entirely upside down. The only way not to be considered racist within today's left is to be racist and, conversely, if one is not racist then one is often accused of racism.
If one is not to be smeared as a racist on the left one must treat the "subaltern other," particularly Arab-Muslims, as little children who hold no responsibility for either their words or behavior. In this way, racism is considered not racist. However, if one believes in universal human rights and thus believes that people should be treated with basic human decency everywhere in the world and, therefore, one criticizes the Arab-Muslim Middle East for their treatment of Christians, or Jews, or Gays, or women, then one is considered "racist."
The hypocrisy on this issue is just so vast that it becomes, like white wallpaper, an imperceivable backdrop. It is for this reason that someone like Pam Geller who speaks out against Jihadi violence is considered a bigot, while those who in a racist manner turn a blind eye to Jihadi violence are not.
It is for this reason, also, that if I point to a video of an imam screaming for Jewish blood it makes me a bigot in the eyes of the left.
Up is down and black is white.
On the racist anti-racist left today the only way not to be racist is to be racist and if one is not racist then one is. In this way the racist anti-racist left has emerged as the most deeply bigoted political movement in the west today outside of political Islam, itself.
The western left has gone straight down the rabbit hole.