Hirsi Ali: Krig mot kristna i den muslimska världen

På The Daily Beast skriver Ayaan Hirsi Ali om förföljelsen av kristna i den muslimska världen:

We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm. […]

In recent years the violent
oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in
Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East
to South Asia and Oceania. In some countries it is governments and their
agents that have burned churches and imprisoned parishioners. In
others, rebel groups and vigilantes have taken matters into their own
hands, murdering Christians and driving them from regions where their
roots go back centuries.

Men detta har inte inte väckt någon större uppmärksamhet. Hirsi Ali analyserar:

The media’s reticence on the
subject no doubt has several sources. One may be fear of provoking
additional violence. Another is most likely the influence of lobbying
groups such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation—a kind of United
Nations of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia—and
the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Over the past decade, these
and similar groups have been remarkably successful in persuading leading
public figures and journalists in the West to think of each and every
example of perceived anti-Muslim discrimination as an expression of a
systematic and sinister derangement called “Islamophobia”—a term that is
meant to elicit the same moral disapproval as xenophobia or homophobia.

But
a fair-minded assessment of recent events and trends leads to the
conclusion that the scale and severity of Islamophobia pales in
comparison with the bloody Christophobia currently coursing through
Muslim-majority nations from one end of the globe to the other. The
conspiracy of silence surrounding this violent expression of religious
intolerance has to stop. Nothing less than the fate of Christianity—and
ultimately of all religious minorities—in the Islamic world is at stake.

Visst finns det en stor rädsla att uppmärksamma muslimska gruppers våld. Ekot har till exempel skrivit om pogromerna mot kristna i Egypten som “religionsbråk”.

Svensk media generellt är extremt fast i maktperspektiv. Kristna ses som starka och kan därmed inte förtryckas. Muslimer ses som svaga och kan därmed inte förtrycka. Ungefär så avancerat är medieperspektivet.

Erik Helmerson skrev också om ämnet nyligen på DNs ledarsida: Bryt tystnaden om våld mot kristna.

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