- AMERICAN THINKER - Raymond Ibrahim - APRIL 26, 2023 -
Despite the predominance of identity politics -- where the skin and/or non-Western religious identity of any victim is constantly highlighted -- the identity of that one group most persecuted around the world -- Christians -- is always dissembled over whenever they are slaughtered (which is daily, globally speaking).
Consider the establishment’s reaction following the March 27, 2023 killings in Nashville, where a woman claiming to be a man (aka “transgender”) stormed her former Christian school and murdered three nine-year-old children and three staffers.
Although she left a manifesto spelling out her motive, American authorities -- including the FBI, ATF, National Police, and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland -- concluded that the murderer’s motive is “unknown.” At the same time, and bowing to pressure from the lgbt-etc lobby, they have refused to release her manifesto to the public.
Of course, for those whose common sense is still intact, the motive is as clear as day; no manifesto required. As (the now “canceled”) Tucker Carlson had put it:
[The] victims were murdered because they were Christians. It’s that simple. Transgenderists hate Christians above all not because Christians are a physical threat -- the third graders [killed] were not a physical threat -- but because Christians refuse to join every other liar in our society and proclaim that transgenderists are gods with the power to change nature itself. Christians are not allowed to say that, they have their own God. And for that refusal, that unwillingness to bow down and worship a false idol, in this case of transgenderism, they were murdered.
Such obvious connections were missed by none other than the commander-in-chief, Joe Biden. When asked if he thought the slain victims of the Nashville shooting were targeted due to their Christian identity, Biden replied “I have no idea.” This is the same man who, with zero evidence, suggested that the killer of Muslims in Arizona must be a white supremacist. (It was later revealed that the killer was a Muslim.)
For those aware of how the establishment covers -- or rather covers up -- the Muslim persecution of Christians, the response to and “coverage” of the Nashville murders should be very familiar.
On the one hand, the establishment is trying to downplay the identity of both the (“trans”) murderer and her (Christian) victims. This is always the case when Muslims slaughter Christians. Over the last two decades, I have read countless media reports of “terrorist” attacks that kills dozens of “people” only to find at the very end of the report, or by reading between-the-lines, that those slain were Christians, and those targeting them, the hitherto generic “terrorists,” were Muslims.
On those rare occasions that the terror-strike on Christians is spectacularly large enough to demand a response from the establishment, identity is again dissembled. When Muslims bombed three churches in Sri Lanka during Easter Sunday, 2019, killing some 300 Christians, Democratic leaders, including Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, could not even bring themselves to identify the slain victims as “Christians.” Instead, they condemned a “terror” attack on “Easter worshippers.”