Whenever someone has the audacity to factually state that terrorist acts and religious persecution is committed so overwhelmingly by Muslims that it’s beginning to reach a point of exclusivity, leftists and Muslims alike will bring up… Timothy McVeigh as their shining example of a Christian terrorist.
Aside from the fact that McVeigh was an agnostic who considered science to be his religion, consider the rampant persecution of Christians in the Middle East that took place just this past April.
Considering that Easter, one of the highest Christian holidays, comes in April, Christian persecution in Muslim nations—from sheer violence to oppressive laws—was rampant last month: In Nigeria, where jihadis seek to expunge all traces of Christianity, a church was bombed during Easter Sunday, killing some 50 worshippers; in Turkey, a pastor was beaten by Muslims immediately following Easter service and threatened with death unless he converts to Islam; and in Iran, Easter Sunday saw 12 Christians stand trial as “apostates.”
The persecution of Christians has come to regions not normally associated with it. As in Nigeria, Muslim militants are running amok in Timbuktu, Mali—beheading a Christian leader and threatening other Christians with similar treatment. Sharia law has been imposed, churches are being destroyed, and Christians are fleeing Timbuktu in mass.
Be sure to check out the report for details about the Muslim attacks on Christian churches in Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tunisia. Or what is being done to people for leaving Islam or even saying things Muslims don’t like in places like Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, and the Philippines.
Something tells me George W. Bush didn’t read that report before writing this Op-Ed that appeared in the Wall Street Journal.
Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the upcoming book, Unsung Davids