Stoking "Far Right Anger"

The Washington Post warns that the Sri Lanka bombing is stoking "far right anger in the West," where people think -- for some strange reason -- that "Christianity is under attack."

You'd think that people not on the far right could spare a little anger over this.

I find it interesting that they cite this CSIS study of terrorist incidents, finding that most of them have Muslim victims. That's all very well, but in a year and a half this study captured only 28,031 deaths. If there are 100,000 Christians being killed annually worldwide, the problem is one of definitions: which set of murders are making it into the study? Christians may be the most persecuted religious group in the world right now in terms of violence. It may also be the most persecuted faith in nonviolent ways, according to this Pew study.

Maybe we could get some mid-stream, middle-of-the-road, moderate types to join the chorus. This shouldn't be a partisan issue, should it?


E Hines said...

Of course it is a partisan issue, though, between those who accept our endowment's origin and those who reject that origin, insisting instead that it must come from men.

Eric Hines

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I suppose one could say that not all persecution is terrorism - a matter of definition, as you say. Yet it does have the feel of intentionally excluding some murders for the sake of a narrative.

There has been another complaint that American Christians would care more about this if the victims were white. So we care too much, but we care too little. Whatever stick is at hand is used to beat us, it seems.

Texan99 said...

So-called news organizations now openly filter what they'll report through a lens of concern about the "backlash."