An estimated 290 lives have been claimed since the fatal bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that attacked Christians, even less than 48 hours. At least one US newsroom has already found a way to perpetrate attacks on right-wing extremism.
"Christianity under attack? Sri Lanka's church bombings have provoked right-wing extremist anger in the West, "reads the headline of a Washington Post article published Monday morning.
This feels like a bizarre and tasteless iteration of the popular Republican post of the press. where an extremely important event is used as the backdrop for a larger meta-story that outlines how members of the Right are supposedly using it for political purposes.
[T] it attacks what a religious minority in a predominantly Buddhist country had to target, even abroad ̵
You add [emphasis mine]:" For some, it was further evidence that Christians are being attacked in many parts of the world . In the bombing on Sunday, several churches and hotels and a banquet hall were the target. More than 100 people were killed in a Catholic church in Negombo. The attack took place on Easter, one of the most important dates in the Christian calendar. "
First, a little thing: Easter is not" one of the most important "dates in the Christian calendar. It is the most important date . There is no salvation without his death and resurrection. Secondly, a much bigger point: Maybe some people say that the bomb attacks are proof that Christianity is being attacked because Christianity is under attack. With bombs.
The newspaper's attempts to downplay the Christian persecution around the world while providing a platform for right-wing provocateurs are as absurd as they are grotesque.
This weekend was the oldest Christian city in Iraq, Hamdaniya Easter for the first time in years to celebrate, without fear of reprisals by the Islamic State to have. Consider the following paragraphs published by the Guardian this weekend:
When the men and women of the oldest Christian city in Iraq gathered at the Easter Mass for the weekend, they knew that the
Islamic State extremists who drove them out did not return. Their defeat on the battlefield two months ago meant that the people in Hamdaniya (also known as Qaraqosh) could celebrate without fear.
Christians in the Middle East have just survived an ISIS genocide attempt. Christians in ruthless autocratic regimes, including Iran, China and North Korea, are regularly persecuted. In fact, Christianity is the most bothered belief in the world, closely followed by Islam, according to the Pew Research Center.
It is therefore understandable that Christians would view the bombings this weekend as another example of the ongoing attacks on their beliefs.
But the authors of the post-analysis seem to have nothing to do with all this. For them, the real story that powerless right-wing zealots, including right-wing National Rally Party President Marine Le Pen and anonymous Reddit trolls (the article cites anonymous social media comments), has thoughts on the Sri Lanka bombings. Yes, right-wing reactionaries have commented on the bombings. This also applies to former presidents, members of Congress, athletes, actors, etc. It is nothing short of astonishing that the Post has published a full article on how some bad people have stumbled upon a truth (that Christians are being persecuted ) and then worked to discredit this truth because some bad people are supporting it.
Imagine for a moment when the black Hebrew Israelites, a fanatical hate group, claimed the recent incineration of three African-American churches in Louisiana was proof that black people in the US were victims of persecution by racist white extremists – would the post publish a derogatory article titled "Black Christians Are Attacked? Louisiana church fire aroused the anger of the left "? The paper would be doubtful, but I could be wrong!
But what's worse than turning the Sri Lanka bombings into an alleged exploitation of the right is the fact that Post's article concludes that Christians are not persecuted all over the world.
"Although Christian minorities around the world are targeted, analysts say the vast majority of victims of terrorism worldwide are Muslims," the Post reports.
Take that, Christians! Take that, Copts! Do you think you are bad? Guess again!