Newsweek Helps Persecuted Christians

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (VVD)

Newsweek reporter Ayaan Hirsi Ali. ... Image via Wikipedia

Newsweek has never (at least in recent times) been a stalwart defender of the Christian faith, but I have to give the magazine credit for a recent cover story highlighting the horrifying trend of persecution of Christians in the Muslim world.

Writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali really goes to bat for a people group that the rest of the mainstream media are ignoring. Here’s a sample:

We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm.

Of course, it’s not provoking global alarm, most likely (and yes, I realize I might be just a bit cynical here) because Christians and Christianity have never been a cause celebre of the Western world, which is usually too busy defending other faiths (see: Islam) and decrying the terrors of Christianity (you know, like defending the unborn, and other petty little things like that).

But for today, at least, I commend Newsweek.

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