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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Persecutions

It's worth the hassle of registering to read this article in the Spectator on "Christianophobia" for two reasons. One, some useful facts and whatnot in a secular publication. Two, it's reassuring to see that Cardinal Hume, may he rest in peace, did not make Christianity all that acceptable to all establishments.
Some extracts.

  • I have spoken to dozens of former Muslims who have converted to Christianity in Britain, and who are shunned by their community, subjected to mob violence, forced out of town, threatened with death and even kidnapped. The Barnabas Trust knows of 3,000 such Christians facing persecution in this country, but the police and government do nothing.

  • If all this were happening to the world’s Sikhs or Muslims simply because of their faith, you can be sure it would lead the 10 O’Clock News and the front page of the Guardian on a regular basis. But the BBC, despite being mainly funded by Christians, is an organisation that promotes ridicule of the Bible, while banning criticism of the Koran.