The Sri Lankan Christian Massacre
The Easter mass massacre of Christians at their houses of worship by Islamic terrorists in Sri Lanka is a barbarous atrocity. The Federalist published an article that well summarizes this savage attack and places it in worldwide perspective (emphasis added).
… the coordinated bomb blasts aimed at Christian worshippers on Easter Sunday, which killed at least 290 people and injured hundreds more, demonstrates the kind of meticulous planning, funding, resources, and support that is still exclusively the domain of radical Islamic terrorism. It’s not merely that the act was planned to maximize the death toll, but that it is a continuation of long-standing efforts by Islamists to destroy the Christian communities left in Asia.
Those who kill in the name of Islam are part of a worldwide, historic, ideological, and political movement that includes, to various degrees and various reasons, radicalized men and women from both great factions of the faith. Then again, terrorist groups—as well as their recruitment and propaganda outfits—are often functioning in Islamic regimes, which either actively sustain terror, tolerate these groups, or pay them off to engage in terrorism elsewhere.
I predict that even in the face of this enormity the Western Church will at most make a few vague statements of sorrow and then move on. The sad fact is that many Christians suffer from a sense of self-hatred, seeing Christianity itself as an oppressive force in the world. Even Christians in Sri Lanka who are completely separate from Western Civilization apparently bear guilt for the sins of Christianity. Therefore, while it is regrettable that they were attacked, it’s difficult for many Progressive Christians to be outraged at their fate.
There’s also the fact that the perpetrators of this atrocity happen to be members of an officially designated victim group. Therefore, they bear little responsibility for their evil acts because they are just reacting to our acts of oppression. It doesn’t matter that the attacked Christians are a minority community who live under actual oppression by the majority.
Even those Christians who are outraged find it difficult to break through the general disinterest of their fellows. They are also often intimidated by the Progressive party line (secular and Christian) that to speak up about this issue is an incitement to hate and violence. And thus if you speak up it must be because you are a white supremacist, even though you are seeking to protect people of races different than caucasian! The same Federalist article also addresses this issue.
The idea that a similar threat exists in the West is risible. There’s not a single Western country that doesn’t afford Muslim citizens the same rights it does as all other citizens. No government on Earth supports white supremacy.
There is no funding infrastructure for those who support white power. There is no Christian or Jewish denomination, or any notable political factions, in those nations that imbue white supremacy with any theological or ideological legitimacy. There is no white supremacist government trying to obtain nuclear weapons, and none sending their terrorists to other countries. In the world’s free nations, where any political party can participate in the process, the power of racist groups is minimal.
Yet the American left continues to downplay the danger, first by arguing that Islam has nothing to do with Islamic terrorism, then by lumping every white-skinned person who commits a terrorist act into one imaginary coherent political movement to contrast against it.
Let’s be clear, regardless of the reasons why our abandonment of Christians throughout the world to persecution is a scandal of epic proportions.