Why the West is blind and indifferent to the persecuted Christians in the Islamic lands
In a brief, powerful Christmas Eve essay at Jihad Watch, Robert Spencer shows how all traditional Christian art violates Islam and would be destroyed under Islam rule. Then he speaks of the continuing persecution suffered by Christians in the Muslim world:
In those countries, Christians today are being kidnapped, imprisoned, wrongly arrested, beaten, and murdered — not because of anything they have done, but because they have dared to believe some of the things I have adumbrated above, beliefs that are considered blasphemous in authoritative Islam. And it is hardly better elsewhere in the Islamic world: nowhere in majority-Muslim countries today do people who believe these things enjoy full equality of rights with Muslims.Spencer is speaking of the “script” that constitutes modern liberalism, a script with three characters: the virtuous liberal, the bigoted white, and the nonwhite/Third-World victim, who is oppressed by the bigoted white. Since liberals automatically cast Christians—even Third-World Christians—as bigoted whites, they cannot conceive of them as victims of Third-World oppressors, namely Muslims.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 26, 2011 09:40 AM | Send