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Christians beheaded – and the West says nothing

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This article first appeared on the Gatestone Institute website on January 5, 2020, and is republished by kind permission.

HOW much bigger and more extended must the war on Christians become before the West considers it a ‘genocide’ and acts to prevent it?

The day after Christians were beheaded in Nigeria, Pope Francis admonished Western society. About beheaded Christians? No. ‘Put down your phones, talk during meals,’ the Pope said. He spoke not a single word about the horrific execution of his Christian brothers and sisters. A few days before that, Pope Francis hung a cross encircled by a life jacket in memory of migrants who lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea. He did not commemorate the lives of Christians killed by Islamic extremists with even a mention.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that her priority will be fighting climate change. She did not mention persecuted Christians. Meanwhile The Economist wrote that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, a passionate defender of persecuted Christians, politically ‘exploits’ the issue.

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Giulio Meotti
Giulio Meotti, cultural editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.

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