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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

BBC News - Are there really 100,000 new Christian martyrs every year?

The BBC pursues, in an officially Christ-professing kingdom where every owner of a TV pays for it, its secularist editorial line of ignoring the story of a vast surge in anti-Christian violence, civil discrimination and restriction of liberty of worship, speech and conscience. Thus is minimises what is happening in the interests of faux journalistic balance where, in the battle between right and wrong, there are two sides to right, and two side to wrong.

Our US readers will be surprised to learn from us in the United Kingdom that their commercial TV networks and news outlets have maintained coverage of the Islamist attacks on historic and pre-Islamic communities of Syria, Iraq, Iran and Egypt, while the BBC presents the plight of Christians as that of an incidental minority - despite there being more regular Church-going Christians in, for instance, Egypt than in the whole of the UK even at Easter and Christmas.

We also know that whereas Christians in Congress have spoken out about what is happening to the Church in the Middle East, UK parliamentarians well aware of the persecution do not want to be marked out by the British press and media as activist for Christianity and say that they think criticism of attacks on the Christians would "come better" from Asians and Muslims (see our previous post notifying the comments on the assault on Christianity that was delivered, in the US and not in the UK, by the Baroness Warsi.

First read this piece by Ruth Alexander - an anti-Christian thought piece posturing as news editorial on the BBC, whose news brief is to inform, and not campaign:
BBC News - Are there really 100,000 new Christian martyrs every year?

And then read this comment from Raymond Ibrahim on American Thinker, which it should be noted, for the sake of transparency and balance, is a conservative and pro-Israel online magazine. Nonetheless, there is an arguable case that the BBC is fascinated by polarisations it does not understand: Islamists and moderate Muslims, Shia and Sunni, Arab-Israeli, Israel-Palestine, Christian West-Muslim Middle East.
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