Christians The Most Despised People in the World
The original article published by Dr Bill Warner was on Dec 5, 2013 and can be found here. It was originally targeted at Christians in America but can be applied to Christians (and others) in most Western countries.
Christian refugees denied entry to the UK
It is obvious that since Dr Warner wrote his article the situation for Christians in the Middle East has grown worse. Yet our (UK) government continues to ignore them and leaves them to their fate. While Europe continues to allow the mass immigration of mostly male, Muslim refugees – who are riddled with Islamic State (IS) terrorists – Christians suffering genocide are being turned aside and left to suffer at the mercy of IS and other Islamic groups (some funded and armed by Western governments).
We have voices in the UK raising this issues. Lord Alton of Liverpool is one of the rare voices in the UK. He
accused Ministers of perpetuating a “one-size-fits-all” policy toward refugees that effectively gave Christians facing genocide the same precedence as “marauding young men” who robbed and sexually assaulted hundreds of German women on New Year’s Eve.
We see so many problems caused by Muslim refugees, yet one of the groups we can guarantee not to have Islamic terrorists among them are ignored. If IS Islamic terrorists try to infiltrate this refugee group they will be quickly identified by the refugee group themselves and exposed. The UK government maintains they will not discriminate in favour of the Christians of the region and would rather leave them to the whims of IS.
It is one of the most morally bankrupt policies in modern times and reminds me of the turning away of the European Jews in the 1930’s
This article by Patrick Wintour (Diplomatic editor of the Guardian), dated April the 20th 2016, may seem to give a little hope, at least of the UK government considering changing their policy and helping save the Christians of the Middle East.
You would think all right-thinking people would not hesitate to let such refugees into the UK (or any other Western country), yet the UK government is still refusing to help stop this genocide and give Christian refugees the preference they deserve.
Qui non obstat quod obstare potest facere videtur – He who does not prevent what he is able to prevent is considered as committing the thing.
It seems to this author governments are guilty of this.
The guilt of many `Christians’
Yet the points that Dr Warner made in 2013 illustrates a far worse betrayal. `Christians’ more interested in politically correct behaviour than standing up
for other Christians that are being butchered on such a large scale. You would think that petitions like the one included here would be so overwhelming the UK government could not ignore it.
If Christians are more interested in appeasement of Islam at home why should anyone consider the plight of Christians in the Middle East? As a Christian, this must be one of the most shameful things of our time.
Qui tacet consentire videtur – He who is silent appears to consent.
This is what you are doing if you stay silent about governments failure to bring Christians in as refugees. Your silence shouts of consent.
One of the ways not to be silent is the sign this petition and share it with friends and family work colleagues and church members. Visit Barnabas Fund to sign this petition here.
Dr Bill Warner’s article
The most persecuted group in the world today is Christians. Christians in Nigeria, Egypt, Syria and other nations are murdered, raped, kidnapped, enslaved and persecuted on a daily basis. The reason for the vast majority of all of this violence is that they are Christian among Muslims.
But their abuse does not stop with the violence. The perpetrators of violence are measured in the thousands, but the greatest abuse is at the hands of those who should demand that the violence stop. The silence in the face this persecution is denial and justification. The persecutors are few, but the deniers are in the billions.
Christians are enjoined to care for all persecuted people, but in particular, they are to care for their own brothers and sisters. They manage to ignore the persecution by doing good works, such as care for the poor. Christians have compassion but no courage to face the enemy who kills them. In Nashville, TN (the buckle on the Bible belt) the favorite indoor sport for those who should be dealing with the enemy, Islam, is going to Family of Abraham events and bridge building dialogues where they dance to the tune of Muslims. There is no problem of meeting with Islam, but the rules of engagement are that nothing will be said that offends Islam.
In the parable of the Good Samaritan, an injured man is on the side of the road. Two religious leaders pass him by on the other side of the road. They don’t harm the injured man, they just ignore him. This is the same thing that Christian leaders do at dialogues such as Family of Abraham. They meet with Muslims who adhere to a doctrine that includes killing Christians. But, the leaders will not bring up the Islamic persecution to them. The Christian leadership response to murder of their brothers and sisters is silence. They pass by on the other side of the road. Their silence is consent.
But Christians are not the only deniers. Normally, Jews are quick to step forward in the area of charity and support of victims, but not so with persecuted Christians. Some of this denial may be due to a dislike of Christianity, but Jews are no quicker to help their own.
If you go to www.thereligionofpeace.com you will find an amazing data base of jihad attacks since 9/11. The current number of attacks is in excess of 22,000 attacks. It is very instructive to parse the data and see what are the top four nations of jihad attacks. When you put the data on a per capita basis, you get the following countries: Israel, Thailand, Philippines and India. Or by religion: Jews, Buddhists, Christians and Hindus. So Jews are the victims of violence by Islam, but the Jews of America love to go to Family of Abraham events and be as silent as the Christians.
But what about the most sensitive victim group – the black American? Victim-ology is the dogma of a myriad black “civil rights” groups with their high priests of race hustles such as Al Sharpton. The most persecuted Christians are in Africa. But the civil rights hustlers of America just love to hang with Muslims as their brothers. All of those dead Africans? Not a problem for African Americans.
It is surprising how many Buddhists are being killed in jihad, but is it a surprise that Buddhists never talk about it? And aside from a few Hindu activists, never a word is heard from the Hindu community about their deaths by jihad.
The deaths in the Philippines are Catholics and what does Pope Francis say about Islam? He says,
Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalizations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.
Oh, I see. Over 1400 years of Christian deaths at the hands of jihadists means that they were not true Muslims and that the 22,000 jihadic attacks since 9/11 are not authentic. The annihilation of Christianity in Turkey, Middle East and Africa is not the result of “proper reading of the Koran”. The Pope is the perfect candidate for magical thinking and idiot compassion. And notice the little hate speech riff: “avoid hateful generalizations”. Pope Francis, do you mean generalizations such as conclusions that result from reading the Koran, the Sunna, the Sharia and a 1400 year history of the murder of all kinds of Kafirs (non-Muslims)?
But, in his own way, Pope Francis is the leader of all Christians. He just happens to have on more elaborate clothing as he practices denial.
So, it turns out that Christians are not the most despised group of people in the world. They just happen to be the largest subgroup. The most despised group in the world is the victim of Islam. And whether it is a dead Christian congregation, a murdered apostate, a sad Muslim woman with FGM, or any other victim of jihad, no one will speak out for the victim and against the perpetrator. All leaders share in the shame of being ignorant cowards practicing idiot compassion.
How is this to stop? Well, being polite won’t help, because if polite worked, the problem would be solved. The key to our response is that we have the high moral ground. We must oppose the oppressor, Islam, and stand with the oppressed – Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and all others who are oppressed by jihad. Our opponents, the deniers, support the oppressor, Islam, and ignore and suppress the fate of the victims. The deniers are evil, period.
If you are a Christian, get some allies, and come up with a program about the persecuted church. The program could be bringing in some persecuted Christians, such as Copts, to speak to Sunday school classes or doing a long term study of the Armenian holocaust in 20th century Turkey. When you go to leadership, do not ask permission or make a request. Make demands and if those demands are not met, then some form of protest inside your church must be launched.
Stand up at services and protest, hand out brochures, do whatever it takes until “leadership” agrees to not pass by on the other side of the road and neglect the dead Christians. Point out their moral position is wrong and evil. Do not be shy. Ask them to use scripture to morally justify their denial and ignorance. Be respectful, but firm and do not stop until good prevails.
This is a moral battle and if you are not a Christian, you should do the same in other venues. A possible venue is the local media. Make demands to recognize the victims of jihad and if they are not met, make a protest. Public protest is a powerful tool for change. We must acknowledge the world’s largest human rights tragedy. Being nice is the road to civilizational annihilation.