March 19, 2019 | Frank Gaffney
Persecution of Christians and persecution of Muslims is not equal in the eyes of the media. Why the double standard? Find out in one minute.
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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.
There’s something bizarre about the incessant media coverage given to the despicable attacks that killed fifty Muslims in New Zealand mosques last week. The roughly simultaneous murders of some 120 Christians who were hacked to death by jihadists in Nigeria has gone relatively unreported.
The sharply contrasting attention to these incidents is the more remarkable since the reprehensible mistreatment of Muslim minorities around the world – even when the million or more Uighurs being jailed in Communist Chinese gulags are included – pales by comparison to the upwards of 245 million Christians being heavily persecuted globally.
Whatever the reason for this disparate coverage, it feeds the grievously false impression that so-called “Islamophobia” is a massive and growing problem, whereas the actual, intensifying persecution of Christians by Sharia-supremacists and others is not. The media’s silence only emboldens the perpetrators to redouble their oppression.
(Reprinted with permission from Center for Security Policy, by Frank Gaffney)