The media silence in reference to the killing of Christians is deafening.
No matter your political or religious belief, violence towards those with opposing views is unacceptable in any form, says just about anyone with common sense and half a heart.
According to Breitbart, Political leaders and public figures were falling over themselves this weekend to condemn the mosque attacks in New Zealand, while dozens of Christians were slaughtered by Muslims in Nigeria to the sound of crickets.
A local source contacted by the Nigerian Vanguard newspaper described a scene of horror:
“The services had barely started and worshipers were still coming for the Mass, after which a burial ceremony would take place, when sounds of rapid gunshots rent the air.
“People started scampering and wailing: 19 persons, including Reverend Fathers Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, who were holding the morning Mass, were gunned down in cold blood, while many sustained injuries, including bullet wounds.
“After attacking the church, the invaders descended on the community and razed over 60 houses, farmland, food barns, after carting away what the people had in their barns.
“As usual, after killing the helpless worshippers and razing the community, the attackers fled from the scene.”
Terver Akase, a police spokesman, said officials expect arrests to be made because the herdsmen “are becoming more brazen.”
The mosque attacks were a horrific tragedy and extremely worthy of universal condemnation, BUT so it this.
Presidents, prime ministers, royalty, and religious leaders rushed to share their condolences to victims and their families — as they should — while decrying hate that may have motivated the shootings.
Without exception, the mainstream media gave top billing to the shootings, with newspapers carrying the story on their front pages and television news channels leading off their broadcasts with the story.
The bizarre aspect of the coverage was not, in fact, the attention paid to a heinous crime committed in New Zealand, but the absolute silence surrounding the simultaneous massacre of scores of Christians by Muslim militants in Africa.
Breitbart News was the only organization among the major news outlets, to report that Fulani jihadists racked up a death toll of over 120 Christians over the past three weeks in central Nigeria, using machetes and gun’s to slaughter men, women, and children, burning down over 140 houses, destroying property, and spreading terror.
Anti-Christian bias has been rightly called “the last acceptable prejudice,” one that few bother condemning.
“No one much cares about offending Christians,” wrote the coalition of African-American pastors in an essay last Tuesday. “In fact, mocking, belittling, and blaspheming Christianity is becoming a bit of a trend in our culture. Anti-Christian bigotry truly is the last acceptable prejudice.”
“The hypocrisy on display is astounding,” the pastors continued. “Christianity is the dominant religion of our country. It is the foundation of our government and morality. And yet, Christians are treated as fair game for mockery and insult.”
No matter your political or religious belief, violence towards those with opposing views is unacceptable in any form, says anyone with common sense and half a heart.