The Washington Post, and several other mainstream media outlets, took advantage of the recent Sri Lankan bombings, in which nearly 300 Christians were killed by radical Islamic terrorists, to decry the supposed rise in “far-right” anger. The Post cited a few hand-picked statements from Marine Le Pen, Germany’s AfD party, and a couple of other sources, to claim the “far-right” was shamelessly using the attacks in a bald-faced attempt to further its political agenda. (It must be pointed out here that the mainstream media now thinks anyone to the right of Mao Zedong or Karl Marx is a “far-right” extremist). An article in the Post noted how some conservatives have brazenly mentioned the sharp rise in attacks on French churches in recent years. Pointing out the truth is apparently now not just bad form, but a mean-spirited attempt to slander others and further one’s own “political agenda.” The post characterized most of the attacks as minor acts of “vandalism,” yet the very article it linked to termed 100 of the acts “violent.”
The media has greatly downplayed attacks by Islamic militants against Christians around the world, even though there were five major attacks on Christian houses of worship during Holy Week this year alone. Bizarrely, the Fourth Estate is much more interested and invested in fomenting fear of those who call out the violence visited upon them. Check out this headline from The Washington Post: “Christianity Under Attack? Sri Lanka church bombings stoke far-right anger in the West.” Who bombed the churches in Sri Lanka, killing hundreds, that inexplicably caused the “far-right” folks in the West to get upset? Islamic radicals? Far-left terrorists? They’ll never tell.
And neither will Barack Hussein Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton judging by their recent tweets. They steadfastly refuse to use the words “Islamic” or “Muslim” in their description of Islamic or Muslim terrorists. And now they won’t mention that it was “Christians” who were maimed or targeted in these attacks, either. Why? Because it simply isn’t politically-correct to accurately characterize either the perpetrators or the victims of the vast majority of terrorist attacks around the world.
After the New Zealand terror attacks in which an Australian citizen targeted two mosques, killing 50 Muslims, Obama tweeted that he was grieving with “the Muslim community” over the “horrible massacre in the Mosques.” Yet, after the Sri Lankan attacks killed hundreds of Christians, Obama simply tweeted: “The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity.” Easter worshippers? He made no mention of the churches attacked. Maybe the Easter worshippers were milling around aimlessly with the tourists when they were struck dead.
Just hours later Hillary Clinton tweeted: “On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I’m praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.” Many faiths? “Easter worshippers” again? No mention of the three Christian churches assaulted, again? Travelers, again? Did Hillary just plagiarize Obama’s tweet? By contrast, in a tweet after the New Zealand killings, Hillary wrote of how her heart broke for “the global Muslim community.” She also said, “We must continue to fight the perpetuation and normalization of Islamophobia and racism in all its forms. White supremacist terrorists must be condemned by leaders everywhere. Their murderous hatred must be stopped.” She posted no such concerns about the “global Christian community,” however, after the Sri Lankan slaughter. Nor was she moved to speak out against the “murderous hatred” of those snuffing out Christians around the world with routine impunity. (There were 132 jihadist attacks in March, 2019 alone, killing 729 mostly Christian folks and injuring 776 more in 23 different countries around the planet).
Condemnation of Islamophobia. Check. Condemnation of white supremacists. Check. Easy and public virtue signaling. Check.
As Dennis Prager pointed out of these tweets, there was “not a word about the far more destructive and widespread hatred of Christians in the Muslim world seen in Muslims’ virtual elimination of the Christian communities in the Middle East, the regular murder and kidnappings of Coptic Christians in Egypt and the murder of Christians in Nigeria. She calls on ‘leaders everywhere’ to condemn ‘white supremacist terrorists,’ one of the smallest hate groups on Earth, but never calls on leaders everywhere to condemn Islamist terrorists, the largest hate group on Earth.”
Progressives have been worried about a “far-right” backlash to Islamic terror for almost as long as they have been warning of the planet’s imminent doom by global warming.
Truth be told, the truth can no longer be told anymore.
There will be consequences.