By J. D. Heyes
Youâ€™ve got to hand it to the â€œestablishmentâ€ media. Once they get on a kick about something, they donâ€™t get off of it â€” ever â€” even when they are so obviously mistaken about the subject.
Which, of course, helps explain why most Americans trust used car salesmen over reporters.
You likely recall that in recent days another group of radical Islamists linked to ISIS attacked Christian churches in Sri Lanka in a series of well-coordinated bombings that left more than 350 people dead and scores more wounded.Â
The attacks were timed to coincide with one of Christianityâ€™s holiest days â€” Easter, when the Biblical figure Jesus is said to have been resurrected three days after being buried, following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary.
The churches attacked were very obviouslyÂ ChristianÂ churches â€” St. Anthonyâ€™s Shrine, St. Sebastianâ€™s Church, and Zion Church. Thus, the worshippers attending services in those churches were quite obviouslyÂ Christians, for the most part.
So why would theÂ Washington PostÂ criticize people who complained that the bombers launched an attack on Christianity, especially when we now know that Muslim extremists claimed responsibility in response to the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand?
As Tyler Oâ€™Neill withÂ PJ MediaÂ reported:
In the wake of the horrific Easter terrorist attack against churches in Sri Lanka,Â The Washington PostÂ published an article slamming â€œfar-rightâ€ political leaders for saying that Christians are under attack. The Orwellian article suggested there was something untoward about reporting on global Christian persecution â€” by selectively quoting far-right European and American leaders on the issue and ignoring the broader discussion.
InÂ their highly critical story, WaPoâ€™s reporters, Rick Noack and Adam Taylor, wrote, â€œTo some, it was further proof that Christians in many parts of the world are under attack.â€
â€œSeveral churches were targeted in Sundayâ€™s bombing attacks, along with hotels and a banquet hall. At one Catholic church in Negombo, more than 100 people were killed. The attack took place on Easter, one of the most important dates on the Christian calendar,â€ they added.
Rather than cite the very publicly noted anti-Christian animus harbored by theÂ IslamicÂ attackers, these two â€˜reportersâ€™ decided to quote some of the most inflammatory and controversial Right-leaning figures in Europe to â€˜substantiateâ€™ their claim that complaints about Christianity being under assault are much ado about nothing: Franceâ€™s Marine Le Pen, Germanyâ€™s Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, British provocateur Katie Hopkins, and Frank Gaffney.
The writers also cited a Reddit page that focuses on POTUS Donald Trump in which posters were very critical of former President Obama and two-time failed presidential contender Hillary â€œPrivate Serverâ€ Clinton because they couldnâ€™t even bring themselves to use the term â€œChristianâ€ to describe those killed in the attacks.
Instead, Obama and Clinton called them â€œEaster worshippersâ€ â€” but of course, theyâ€™ve never referred to Muslims as â€œRamadan worshippersâ€ or Jews as â€œShabbat worshippers.â€
And mind you, WaPo is the same paper that pushed the â€œRussian collusion hoaxâ€ for more than two years as the Democrat-aligned Deep State, Robert Mueller, and congressional committees launched several investigations into a fabricated narrative aimed at taking down POTUS Trumpâ€™s presidency.
â€œThe theme of Christianity under attack has been a recurring one for many activists in the United States and Europe,â€ wrote Noack and Taylor, two â€˜crackâ€™ reporters.
The fact is, had they put aside their anti-Christian, anti-conservative bias, they could have easily discovered that Christianity is theÂ most persecutedÂ of all the worldâ€™s religious faiths. And lo and behold, some two-thirds of all Christian persecutionÂ around the globe in 2017Â occurred as a result of Islamic oppression.
Itâ€™s not hard to discover that ChristiansÂ really areÂ under attack the world over, and most often by Muslims. But youâ€™ve got to be willing to look at the evidence first.Â
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.