In an utterly outrageous manner, the Islamic State executed a Catholic priest on Good Friday, via its customary method of beheading. That this execution was carried out on such a holy day for Christianity, is totally indicative of the endless persecution routinely faced by Christians in the Middle East.
And yet, it is staggering to think that the Left leads far too many to believe that Muslims are the primary victim group. Imagine, only for a second, if a Muslim was murdered during Ramadan, and soaked in pig blood by a militant Christian group. Muslim anger would explode like nothing seen before, at the very least resulting in hundreds of deaths and mass destruction. On the flipside, we have seen virtually no acts of protest against this brutal murder from the Christian or Western world. These acts of barbarism have come to be an accepted norm as a part of living in 2016.
Obviously, for morality’s sake, and for the reputation of the anti- Islamic movement, I would not advocate for any retribution against innocent Muslims in response to this event, or for any other related fiendish act. Moreover, I would never want to see Christians carry out childish and senseless riots, reminiscent of the Muslim responses to the Danish cartoons, as well as the riots seen on September 11 2012.
Nevertheless, comparing the responses of Christians, and that of Muslims in their reactions towards vaguely related events, serves as a fine example of the intolerance existing in Islam. We must stop treating Muslims with a special brush, for there is no unique or unrivalled discrimination they face. If anyone were to be granted a special brush, I would give it to Christians, who on a global basis know far more about hardship than the Islamophobic pushing, scam- spreading followers of the ‘religion of peace’ do.