Saturday, December 25, 2010

Attacking Christians on Christmas; Where is the outrage?

Christians around the world who live in countries dominated by the Muslim faith live in fear of attack and even death everyday, but particularly on Christmas

"Most of the churches here in Baghdad have canceled Christmas celebrations." CANON ANDREW WHITE

Yet where is the overriding public demonstration of outrage? Where is President Obama and his administration with wholesale condemnation? Where is the condemnation from leaders around the world and the United Nations?

If the positions were reversed and Muslims living in Christian dominated countries suffered from daily persecution that included mosque attacks, physical violence, death and the inability to observe holy holidays, what do you suppose the reaction would be?

I think we know.

This is a small sample from an article in Aljazeera:

"... Fresh attacks against Christians have marred Christmas festivities as church leaders condemned religious persecution and called for global peace and reconciliation.

As Christian leaders highlighted the plight of believers facing the threat of attacks around the world, a bomb in a church during Christmas mass in the southern Philippines on Saturday wounded 11 people, including a priest.

Military officials would not immediately name any suspects in the blast on Jolo island, but the island is a known bastion of the Abu Sayyaf, an al-Qaeda-linked group, blamed for deadly attacks in the Philippines and for kidnapping priests and nuns.

"There is a possibility that this could be the handiwork of the Abu Sayyaf because they have been perpetrating similar attacks against the Catholic church," Lieutenant Randolph Cabangbang, a military spokesman, said..."

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