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Your Views: Don’t ignore violence carried out by Muslims

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October 7, 2013

Where is the outrage over the persecution of Christians throughout the world?

Al-Shabaab, which claimed credit for the attack at the shopping mall in Nairobi, singled out non-Muslims for execution unless they immediately converted to Islam.

The next day, eighty-five Christians were slaughtered and 120 injured in Pakistan.

In Egypt in August, the Muslim Brotherhood’s anti-Christian pogrom was the worst anti-Christian violence in seven centuries. Three days in mid-August saw 38 churches destroyed; 23 vandalized; 58 homes destroyed. Eighty-five shops, 16 pharmacies and three hotels were demolished.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community found that 75 percent of acts of religious intolerance are directed against Christians. Why is this ignored? The worst attack on Pakistani Christians in history didn’t make the front page of the New York Times. The Washington Post buried the story on Page A7. By the next day, the story was nowhere to be found.

Why will the American media highlight a tiny Florida church burning some Quran, while not mentioning that Saudi Arabia confiscates all Bibles at customs and destroys them?

Politicians, including Obama, take every chance to talk about real and imagined slights against anyone on their “untouchable” list but refuse to confront the reality of Muslim violence against non-Muslims. Attacks against Christians are ignored. If they are briefly mentioned, the words Muslim and Islam are rarely mentioned.

Most of Islam is peaceful. But when it isn’t, report it for what it is.

FRAN HANUS

Milton



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