Steyn on an unholy Christmas

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”   

Steyn again reveals the hypocrisy — or is it just naivety of the Left that I reported on here in February — over the Arab Spring, and how it takes a Jew to speak up for the millions of Christians now being persecuted.

On this Christmas Eve, one of the great unreported stories throughout what we used to call Christendom is the persecution of Christians around the world. In Egypt, the “Arab Spring” is going so swimmingly that Copts are already fleeing Egypt and, for those Christians that remain, Midnight Mass has to be held in the daylight for security reasons. In Iraq, midnight services have been canceled entirely for fear of bloodshed, part of the remorseless de-Christianizing that has been going on, quite shamefully, under an American imperium.

Not merely the media but Christian leaders in the west seem to be embarrassed by behavior that doesn’t conform to their dimwitted sappiness about “Facebook Revolutions”. It took a Jew to deliver this line:

When Lord Sacks, chief rabbi inEngland, rose in the House of Lords to speak about the persecution of Christians, he quoted Martin Luther King. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

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One Response to “Steyn on an unholy Christmas”

  1. FatherJon Says:

    How saliently true! We seem programmed to always bring about the least desirable outcomes from our interferences in the politics of other nations.

    Not only are the 10% Copts in Egypt under threat but the Nigerian Moslem hordes are killing and burning Christian communities there. And this morning I heard that al-Quaeda are establishing a new front in newly ‘liberated’ Libya.

    Iraq’s clearly reverting to internecine killings and bombings which never happened under old Saddam. Say what you like about these guys, they knew their own populations and how far to go to control them.


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