Peshawar horror as Muslims massacre and maim Christians
It was the worst atrocity committed against Christians in Pakistan's entire history. Two Muslim suicide bombers entered All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar, and slaughtered around 80 Christians and maimed many more as they worshipped God and praised Jesus. It was a jihadi bloodbath of butchery and carnage.
And still the BBC led with the Nairobi atrocity, and placed the Peshawar horror beneath even Ed Miliband's mutterings about absolutely nothing. As the day progressed, the story languished beneath Angela Merkel's victory in Germany, suffering in Somalia and news of the Emmy awards in LA. But it was only 78 Christians, so it ended the day as a single line in the bottom left-hand corner; an insignificant indication; an obscure footnote.
This is not, of course, a competition or crass game of numbers. But with fatalities in Pakistan exceeding those in Kenya, someone at Broadcasting House made the editorial decision that the Kenyan Westgate story vastly eclipsed that of Pakistan's Anglican Church; that the appalling plight of people murdered while shopping was more newsworthy than anything; and that Miliband muttering, Somalians suffering, Merkel's election victory and the annual Emmy awards were all worthy of greater attention than the butchery of Christians worshipping. This morning the story is nowhere. Even the Emmy triumph of Liberace is considered more newsworthy.
This is the British-interests factor as determined by the MSM.
Without media coverage we in the West cannot smell the fear of those Christians who are persecuted by Muslims all over the world.
And one or two of you might be wondering why His Grace has adopted 'Muslims' rather than 'Islamists'. The reason is simply because he is sick and tired of the PC distinction which has no meaning or traction at all in those countries where the 'Islamists' are on the ascendant. There they are simply Muslims, and their religion is Islam. And if moderate and peace-loving Muslims here wish to protest, please do so first against your Sunni-Salafi-Wahhabi brothers and sisters who believe it to be the will of Allah and the direction of Mohammed to walk into a church of worshipping Christians and blow them all to pieces - women and children and all. And don't simply protest with pious platitudes on a website, DO SOMETHING.
You have absolutely no idea how many Christians cower behind locked doors and boarded-up windows, living in terror of those who say they follow the example Mohammed in cleansing the land of non-Muslims. Jumma prayers too easily give way to bombs and bullets in these lands, and every day is a trial of terror against mob rule.
Christians routinely have their houses burned, their schools and hospitals destroyed, and their churches desecrated and vandalised. In Pakistan, it is not uncommon for entire Christian families to be burned to death inside their houses. The crime is allegedly 'blasphemy' against Islam - invariably baseless, but the summary punishment is meted out by a baying horde - sometimes thousands strong - and there is no mercy from the clubs, sticks and stones.
Christian towns and villages in Pakistan are being reduced to slums; poverty is endemic. Children are poorly educated (except in the private schools) and local politicians are corrupt. And this includes some of the Christian leaders, who have little concern for social welfare, security, justice or human rights.
Christians in Pakistan are hunted by complete strangers and haunted by fear. Muslims dare not convert or intermarry with Christians on pain of death. The pulpits whisper their sermons for fear of upsetting the mosques, and the graveyards are filling. There is social segregation, economic hardship and political disenfranchisement. Abduction and forced conversion to Islam are commonplace - especially among young girls. These are rarely reported to the police for fear of the consequences.
Human Rights Watch has flagged up the appalling living conditions for Pakistan’s non-Muslims; the US Commission on International Religious Freedom regards it as a 'country of particular concern'. There is certainly no peace and brotherhood. To be a Christian in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is to be persecuted and oppressed. The Muslims who persecute and oppress the infidels are simply doing their job. Those who blow themselves up and kill Christians in their churches are martyrs for the cause of Allah and the greater glory of the Prophet of Islam.
May they rot in hell.