Concern for Christians
1:05pm Thursday 27th September 2012 in Letters
WHILE the global media turns all attention to the furious Islamic backlash to a controversial film and a statement from the European High Representative, the OIC Secretary-General, the Arab League Secretary General and the Commission of the African Union saw fit to publicly denounce the film as a message of hatred and intolerance.
And yet amazingly, no reference was made to the suffering of Christian minorities within Islamic nations. How do they define hatred and intolerance? Recently, a Christian church was burnt to the ground along with homes of Christian families in Pakistan. A mob of about 8,000 responsible for the attack looted the local school. It was reported eight Christians were killed in the attack, murdered for nothing more than their devotion to their faith. Despite the clear intolerable injustice of this condition, they and the international community choose to remain ignorant and silent. While the (hypocritical) Western nations appeal to Islamic countries for greater protection of their embassies, little thought is spared to the plight of the native Christian minorities, vulnerable to any misguided attempt of revenge for a film not of their making.
Norman Plaisted, Vivian Road, Newport