UN passes resolution protecting Islam, despite atrocities
In its nine months of existence, the Council has condemned only one country in the entire world for human rights violations: Israel. At this session, the Council passed yet another resolution (the 9th) against the Jewish state.
This interesting fact is illuminated by the Council’s decision to adopt a resolution against ‘defamation of religions’, intrinsic to which is the suppression of perceived offences against Islam. This not only means the UN has issued a resolution effectively banning the term ‘Islamic terrorism’; it has silenced criticism of violence committed in its name. Even more revealing is that the resolution refers to Islam alone among the world's religions.
So how are we to refer to Muslim Arab brutality? What terms are to be used when they behead babies, roast their bodies, and return them to their mothers on a dish of rice? How does the media portray the horrific accounts of Christians being persecuted in Iraq?
It doesn’t. In fact, the media are largely silent on such matters.
Since the invasion of Iraq, Muslim militants have bombed 28 churches and murdered hundreds of Christians. They have beheaded priests, raped girls, and crucified boys.
In this Holy Week, let us remember that the Passion of Christ reverberates in the appalling suffering of Christians in many Islamic countries. The silence of the media makes it complicit, and its blindness is unforgivable.