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Karen Harradine: The most persecuted people in the world? Christians


The West has become a narcissistic ego-driven society with a ‘look at me, me, me’ victim mentality which permeates every part of our society. After successfully installing ridiculous trigger warnings at our universities, post-Liberals, in a twisted homage to the practices of Isis and the Taliban, are now tearing down statues of those deemed too politically incorrect to be seen. The increasing narcissistic and self-indulgent focus on sex and gender has also delegated real human rights concerns to the bottom rung of the victim ladder.

Most of us are grown-up enough not to attack a person on the basis of race, religion, or sexual preferences, despite what our authorities think. Sexual preference and how one likes to dress is part of a freedom of choice which we need to have in a civilised society. But there is something terribly wrong when made-up conditions such as ‘transphobia’ transcend genuine human rights concerns.

The West is built on tolerant and compassionate Judeo-Christian values. But this ethos, this foundation of our society, is being eradicated. While Westerners cosset themselves in a combination of victimhood and appeasement of fascism, the people the West should be concerned about – persecuted Christians – are neglected. Western useful idiots, who are able to do what they like because of our Judeo-Christian heritage they seek to destroy, ignore the murderous rampages of Islamists, despite the fact that these monsters are oppressing Christians and would not think twice about slaughtering them, too. Christians are the most persecuted group of people in our world today, yet are forgotten in favour of invented victim groups.

Open Doors is an organisation which monitors global persecution of Christians. At the top of its watch list of guilty states is the Left’s new darling, North Korea, followed by Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan.

Among those suffering is Asia Bibi, imprisoned in Pakistan on the sole basis of being a Christian. This is outrageous and should be condemned, but won’t be because Bibi, on account of her religion, is low on the list of priorities when it comes to fighting human rights violations.

In North Korea Christians are forced to hide their faith and have to worship the Kim family. If they do not comply they, together with their entire family, are thrown into hard labour camps where they are at great risk of execution and starvation.

The plight of Christians in Afghanistan also shows how the cult of Islamism persecutes Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Muslims who want to convert from Islam to Christianity in Afghanistan are sent to mental hospitals and lose their livelihood and property. In Somalia, those who are merely suspected of converting to Christianity are publicly executed.

Christians are also being systematically ethnically cleansed in Sudan. Under Islamic law there, they have no rights to practise their religion, and those living in the Nuba Mountains are at daily risk of being attacked and murdered.

The UK’s increasingly deferential attitude towards Islamism, together with the fear of being accused of racism, means we cannot speak out about the persecution of Christians, both globally and increasingly within our own country. This, together the perverted cult of victimhood, shows just how much we are at risk of losing our Judeo-Christian values and way of life. The Left-dominated establishment and authorities hold our Judeo-Christian heritage in contempt and ignore the encroaching oppression of Christians here in Britain. This has to be challenged lest Christians become a persecuted minority in their own country, just as they are in so many places worldwide.

Those who ridicule Christianity forget that it is very human to believe in a greater power than ourselves. Humans have always practised some sort of spiritual devotion, whether paganism, ancestral worship, nature gods or the Abrahamic religions. The Left have a tendency to mock our Judeo-Christian heritage yet slavishly admire the religiosity of Islamists and worship ideologies, no matter how insane these are. And they inflict their twisted creed on the rest of us, the consequence being that our attention is forcibly diverted from those who need our help to those who scream ‘victim’ the loudest.

This is one of the reasons why Christians continue to the most persecuted people in the world – our establishment Left declare them an unfashionable religion and therefore not worthy of help. This is exacerbated by the inept virtue-signalling of British Church leaders whose behaviour has emptied pews on Sundays. Christianity is being forgotten and, it follows logically, so are persecuted Christians.

In a total perversion of what is right and moral, Christians have been delegated to the bottom rung of human rights concerns in favour of Islamism and the worship of ideologies such as transgenderism. Those who speak out about the damage this does to society are branded racist heretics.

How did the West get to this point, when murderous Islamists and bizarre obsessions with sex and gender are ruthlessly defended, yet the cornerstone of our civilisation, Christianity, is neglected, mocked and oppressed? While the West eats itself in a frenzy of narcissism and self-hatred, innocents such Asia Bibi, and so many others like her, continue to suffer and die in the name of their religion. The West needs to get its priorities straight and fight against the outrageous persecution of Christians.

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Karen Harradine
Karen Harradine
Karen is an anthropologist and freelance journalist. She writes on anti-Semitism, Israel and spirituality. She is @KarenH777on Twitter.

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