"If Muslims were being gunned down and bombed in western mosques by Christian
"If Muslims were being gunned down and bombed in western mosques by Christianin The Daily Diatribe Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:35 pm
by samD • | 534 Posts
"If Muslims were being gunned down and bombed in western mosques by Christian fanatics, there would rightly be a tremendous outcry"
Rowan Williams, Dhimmi Internationale award winner, 2008
Leo McKinstry righteously skewers Muslim victimhood posturing and the dhimmi silence of Western Christian leaders. "Why Does Dr Rowan Williams Never Stand Up For Christianity?," by Leo McKinstry in the Express, December 27 (thanks to Twostellas):
The narrative of victimhood comes easily to followers of Islam. They constantly bemoan the prejudice they have to endure and the oppression they suffer in the bigoted western world, where Islamophobia is supposedly rampant. Every terrorist atrocity, every blood-soaked massacre is justified by reference to imagined grievances.
But by far the greatest persecutors of other faiths are Muslim hardliners themselves. The great Caribbean writer VS Naipaul once described Islam as "sanctified rage". The proof of those words has been graphically illustrated by a growing catalogue of barbarities committed by Islamic militants against Christians, none of them more shocking than the mass murder committed in a Catholic Church in Baghdad at the end of October, when 58 people were gunned down during an act of worship. "All of you are infidels," said one of the killers before opening fire on the congregation.
This kind of lethal oppression against Christians is happening all over the Muslim world. [...]
Yet western political leaders, through a mixture of cowardice and denial, have refused to challenge the Islamic culture of persecution. In any other sphere, they make an absolute fetish of their devotion to the causes of equality and anti-discrimination.
If Muslims were being gunned down and bombed in western mosques by Christian fanatics, there would rightly be a tremendous outcry and Christians themselves would react with horror and fury at what was perpetrated by twisted zealots in the name of their faith. But the entire political establishment remains silent, continuing to pretend that Islamophobia is the real threat to harmony.
Perhaps most disappointing of all has been the enfeebled response of our own church leaders. The Pope made some perfunctory words of condemnation about the Baghdad massacre but has generally preferred to stick to arcane theological debates about the use of condoms.
Even worse has been the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, whose convoluted utterances epitomise the irresolution of the Church of England, whose present core belief is not in God but in a desperation to appease the enemies of Christianity. Woolly in thought and appearance, he is like some undistinguished lecturer in social policy, dressing up the platitudes of conventional Left-wing wisdom in academic jargon and longwinded verbiage. [...]
His sermon did touch on the persecution of Christians abroad, but only in the most mealy-mouthed way. He refused to use the word "Islamist" and when talking of the case of Asia Bibi in Pakistan, he just said that "certain groups" were responsible for "the abuse of the law" that had led to the death sentence against her.
Terrified of any hint of criticism of Islam, he then lavished praise on Muslims in Britain for having "expressed their solidarity" with the beleaguered Christian minority in Iraq. Really? That heroic stance seems to have passed me by....
In particular, there can be little spirit of unity in a country where much of the growing Muslim population prefers separatism to integration. Our society is now forced to accept practices that are entirely alien to the British way of life, such as the brutal misogyny of sharia law, the burkha and forced marriages....
لن أستسلم لموتُ لالاس "I will not submit.Death to Islam!"
The Socialists told us long ago that since they could not beat us with force, that they would destroy us slowly from within. So far it is working pretty well. MOLON LABE