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.

About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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  1. My write up about the article had several paragraphs. The version at my dashboard does. However, the paragraph separation is missing in the published post. Does any other WP blogger know how this might be fixed? I’ve tried editing the write up, but to no avail.

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