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Opinion When Christians Are Under Attack, Muslims and the Left Need to Defend Them - Mehdi Hasan

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  1. Fazz Green Belt

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    https://theintercept.com/2019/04/22...ack-muslims-and-the-left-need-to-defend-them/

    FROM CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND, to Xinjiang, China, there is a war on Muslims. Many of us have spent years writing about it and condemning it. But let’s be clear: From the Middle East to parts of Asia and Africa, there is a war on Christians too.

    On Sunday, as Sri Lanka’s minority Christian community celebrated Easter, six suicide bombingsstruck churches and hotels across the country, killing at least 290 people and injuring more than 500 others. While no one has yet taken responsibility for the blasts, Sri Lankan officials are pointing the finger at a little-known local jihadi group called National Thowheed Jamath.

    To call these acts of violence heartless and barbaric would be an understatement. Nevertheless, they aren’t the first such Easter-related attacks on Christians. In Egypt, on Palm Sunday 2017, Islamic State suicide bombers murdered 45 people in two Coptic churches. In Pakistan, in 2016, a suicide bomber affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban targeted Christians celebrating Easter at a public park, killing 75 people. In Nigeria, on Easter Sunday 2012, a suicide bomber believed to be a member of Boko Haram targeted Christians outside a church, killing 38 people.

    I am a Muslim, and I consider myself to be on the left, but I’m embarrassed to admit that in both Muslim and left circles, the issue of Christian persecution has been downplayed and even ignored for far too long.
     
  2. m25105 Black Belt

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    Defending your fellow countrymen against injustice and violence transcends ideology and religion.
    Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, etc. We're all responsible for each others well being and safety.
     
  3. genecop Gold Belt

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    All good people should defend each other against the evil that exists..
     
  4. m25105 Black Belt

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    The article included a great link in it.

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  5. Richmma80 Purple Belt

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    The left see Christians as white people and Muslims as brown people and they tend to cater to brown people.
     
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    Here is the thing though about Xinjiang its the Chinese government who is doing the attrocities againts Muslims and to be honest as some one not living in China I can say I feel more safe protesting openly againts the Chinese government compared to Protesting againts ISIS or the Abu Sayaff that is oppressing Christians.

    Its highly unlikely the Chinese government would waste their time trying to blow up protesters in another country but with ISIL and their ilk they have sleeper cells in a lot of countries and its kinda risky to get their attention.
     
  7. RoosterHucklebuck Banned Banned

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    The war on Muslims is mostly by other Muslims.
     
  8. cincymma79 Gold Belt

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    The war on Muslims is real. Look how people attack them for slaughtering Christians
    That’s the definition of islamophobia
     
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    What a load of crap lol.

    There’s not a single significant Muslim majority country where Christians aren’t treated as subhumans, many of which are lands where Christians used to be the majority.

    Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt....... and then you have: Saudi, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Iran, Indonesia..... the list goes on.

    Muslims kill Christians because that’s what they have always done. It’s what Muhammad did and it’s what his successors did. Muhammad was a warlord who invented a religion of conquering and pillaging.

    Muslims will always treat minorities in their countries like garbage. Even when it is said that they should protect the minorities they have to pay additional tax to receive this protection or face death or be raped or have their children taken away.
     
  10. cincymma79 Gold Belt

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    That’s the peaceful part you dick
     
  11. tehJameson RANCH Banned

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    Lol @ you whining about minorities being treated like crap.
     
  12. tkotom Fedor belt

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    lol @ you selecting which minorities you care about based on religion

    bigot
     
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    Have you ever heard of Albania or Kosova ? Even though both are secular states and Albanians are a secular nation the major religion is Islam . Yet there is no difference between muslim and christian Albanians in society.
     
  14. tkotom Fedor belt

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    The stupidity in your post is fucking painful.

    Albania used to be one of the most CHRISTIAN regions in the world. In fact they protected Christendom from Islamic incursions for years.

    The Ottomans invaded, murdered countless numbers of people and Albania subsequently became a Muslim nation. They were literally converted at sword point through murder and rape by Muslims.

    As an Albanian, you should know the vicious history of Islam in your land. Even Muslim Albanians know about Skanderbeg and the Ottomans.
     
  15. Bargey Silver Belt

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    Hmmm Mehdi is not a good guy but this is a good piece
     
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    That's his point....
     
  17. lfd0311 Pink Belt

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    War on Muslims? Come if middle eastern Mullins attempted to assimilate into western culture things might be easier for them.

    They are supposed refugees fleeing horrible places but once they get to a new place the complain moan and argue to have the new place become more that regions they are fleeing from.
     
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    Source?
     
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    Where do you live?
     

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