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The sad, sad lack of solidarity among Christians
by Nicolai Sennels
A recent study shows that 105,000 Christians are killed every year because of their faith. In other words, every five minutes a Christian is killed because he or she is Christian. Those of us who do not just stick to politically castrated (non-PC for "politically correct") newspapers and news channels are fully aware of the bloody oppression of Christians in Muslim countries. Christians are also subject to religiously motivated threats in their own countries. One among countless examples is Holland, where Moroccans shout "One dog less!" at Christian funerals.
It is shocking to see how little Christians do about it. The most natural thing to do as a Christian, a Christian leader or organisation, would be to demand that Islamic leaders and organisations call for a stop to religious violence against Christians. They should demand that imams declare void the many Qur'anic verses preaching hatred for, violence against and murder of the followers of Jesus.
Many people expected many more Christians to write letters to the editor, demonstrate in front of mosques, call for the media to report more about the problems, etc. Local congregations should write open letters to their local Islamic organisations, urging them to publicly renounce any religiously motivated violence -- including the relevant portions of their own written religious texts.
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