Islamophobia? Actually Anti-Christian Violence DRAMATICALLY Increased in 2015...
Throwing around the term "Islamophobia" is all the rage these days (for which there is a perfectly valid reason to be Islamophobic). The lengths to which the media will go to treat Muslims as a protected class knows no bounds. From ignoring significant data, to outright covering up Islamic rape (read more about that here), if you relied on the mainstream media for information, you'd think that there was an anti-religion-of-peace holocaust taking place. Yet, in a wholly unsurprising turn of events, it was Anti-Christian violence that was really on the rise in 2015. And by on the rise, we mean like... almost doubled.
That sound you hear? It's crickets. Leftist crickets...
Persecution of Christians is more than just physical violence. It’s a complex, multifaceted phenomenon that involves many aspects such as various forms of cultural marginalization, government discrimination, hindrances on conversion, hindrances on participation in public affairs and restrictions on church life. These and other aspects of persecution are comprehensively covered by the World Watch List methodology which distinguishes between squeeze (pressure) and smash (violence).
It is a challenge to document violent incidents targeting Christians, especially in countries where access to information is restricted, or media reporting is insufficient. This table is based on research by the World Watch List team, assistance by Open Doors’ networks in the field, and help from external experts.
The 12-month reporting period ending 31 Oct., 2015 shows an overall increase in the numbers of Christians killed for faith-related reasons and churches attacked in comparison to last year. The 2015 World Watch List reported 4,344 Christians killed for faith-related reasons and 1,062 churches attacked. The 2016 list documents 7,106 Christians killed and 2,425 churches attacked.
Here's the shocking (or not-so-shocking depending on how informed you are) list...
Alarming. Strike that, a few thousand honor-killings ago should have been alarming. This is outright... disappointing? No, that's not the right word. Upsetting? Still not quite there. Wait, what's the word you generally use when thousands and thousands of people have been brutally murdered in the name of a religion that the media falsely touts as the 'religion of peace?'
Damn. I'm sure it'll come to me.
A couple of things that really stand out from this report.
"...More than just physical violence. It’s a complex, multifaceted phenomenon that involves many aspects such as various forms of cultural marginalization,"
At first glance, if you didn't know any better, this almost reads like a feminist, social justice screed. All the buzzwords are there. "Complex. Multifaceted. Marginalization." Then you realize that unlike feminist blogs, the victimization doesn't involve a mean Twitter comment, but the possibility of being burned alive in a cage. You say tomato, I say brutally murdered.
Something else that stood out at me,
"It is a challenge to document violent incidents targeting Christians, especially in countries where access to information is restricted, or media reporting is insufficient."
So disregarding the honor killings, the honor rapings, the honor beatings, and pretty much anything else deemed "honorable" in Islam... isn't that enough? Regardless of the brutality and violation of human rights, the mere fact that freedom, like freedom of the press is nonexistent in ANY of these Islamic countries... shouldn't that be enough for leftists to start a march?! Particularly those in the media. You defend a religion under whom's authority your job would cease to exist. Also, a moderate chance of rape.
Radical Islam is terrible. But isn't "moderate" Islam crappy enough? Learn more about "Moderate" Islamic countries and their "tolerant laws" below. Then send your hateful tweets to me @Scrowder. I'll laugh.