The War Against Christians & The Shame of the Media

Newsweek Magazine, which has deteriorated in recent years from a serious newsmagazine to a mouthpiece for Far Left viewpoints, has nevertheless captured an astoundingly honest and solid story for the cover of its current issue. The headline says: “The War Against Christians.” Every American should read and re-read this article, which says in essence: Wherever Muslims rule in the world, Christians are slaughtered like dogs — and America reporters virtually ignore the story for fear of being called anti-Islamic. Furthermore the Arab Spring so celebrated by the Obama Administration and the Media has become a Killing Time for Christian believers.

Journalist Ayaan Hirsi Ali wrote:

Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm…. In recent years the violent oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East to South Asia and Oceania…

The media’s reticence on the subject no doubt has several sources… (including) the influence of lobbying groups such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation—a kind of United Nations of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia—and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Over the past decade these and similar groups have been remarkably successful in persuading leading public figures and journalists in the West [to downplay persecution against Christians by crying “Islamophobia.”]

But a fair-minded assessment of recent events and trends leads to the conclusion that the scale and severity of Islamophobia pales in comparison with the bloody Christophobia currently coursing through Muslim-majority nations from one end of the globe to the other.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali documents her reporting with one example after another of violent efforts to exterminate Christian families and churches throughout the growing Islamic world. Yet she only scratches the surface. So much for Islam being a “peaceful religion.”

Unless articles like this one begin to change the narrative, history will record the shameful failure of America’s news outlets to cover the most neglected and underreported story of our time — the intense, relentless, tragic genocide taking place in Islamic and totalitarian lands against those who are simply seeking to follow the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.

Please read this article and pass along this blog, preach about this in your classrooms and pulpits, and keep the pressure on your Congressional Representative so this story isn’t forgotten.

The link to the Newsweek article is here.