Is anybody there? Does anybody care?
This excellent and lengthy article summarizes and sources numerous recent attacks on Christians throughout Islamland. It cites few of the "principled" media as sources, probably because they rarely report on such trivial matters. Too frequently our own government, media, Libruls and others provide succor, not to the oppressed but to the oppressors. Can that be said to be in the best interests of the United States? It is not. It is antithetical to our traditions, to our values and to our place in world -- particularly as the world becomes less free with our apparent blessing or at best our muted displeasure.
Freedom is a complex thing. I do not see freedom as license to murder, rape, rob and expel those who do no "harm" beyond being of unpopular religions. That may be seen as "democracy in action," but if so the viewers' perceptions are distorted by prisms and filters I find incomprehensible. Democracy, as I see it, respects and protects the rights and freedoms of all, not only of a majority. It does not foment hatred. We claim to encourage "freedom" and "democracy," while either not caring about or simply conveniently ignoring the reprehensible consequences of the "freedoms" and "democracies" we have sought to bring to those whose understandings of the words are very different from our own.
Again, is anybody there? Does anybody care? How many Christians pay attention? Jews (themselves subject to persecution)? Agnostics (I've been one for more than half a century)? Atheists? We all – even "moderate" Muslims – should care greatly and demand -- as an absolute minimum -- that our country's support for this treachery cease; not one day, not next year, not maybe someday but now.