If you have been following any national and international news in the past few years you will notice a disturbing trend where the US takes a silent back seat to any Christian persecution yet boldly steps forth and speaks loudly when it comes to the persecution of Muslims.
Case in point is Joel Shrum, the American teacher that was recently assassinated in Yemen by a radical Islamist group who claimed he was proselytizing. The US government has said nothing about the killing of Shrum, but is quick to apologize to the world for the killing of Muslim civilians by US servicemen.
The Obama administration was quick to apologize to the Muslim world for the accidently burning of Korans that had been defaced by radical Muslims, but said nothing to the Christian world for the Bibles that were burned at the same time.
Christians are being drug out of their homes, beaten and murdered in countries like Syria, Egypt, Sudan, and Indonesia to name only a few. China continues to arrest Christian worshippers and pastors and throw them into prison.
If you ever have the chance to read any of the reports of Christian persecution published monthly by Voice of the Martyrs you may be surprised to see just how much Christian persecution is going on throughout the world.
But hey, the US is on top of religious rights violations throughout the world or so we are told. According to the official website of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, there purpose is,
“USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and the leadership of both political parties in the Senate and the House of Representatives. USCIRF’s principal responsibilities are to review the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom internationally and to make policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State and Congress.”
So what has USCIRF done about all of the Christian persecution taking place across the globe? Have they really been monitoring these atrocities and reporting them to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton?
It seems all we hear about are violations of the rights of Muslims, but never Christians. To me, this makes the organization to be dependent and partisan to one religion to the exclusion of other religions including Christianity and Judaism. The Obama administration has placed blinders on USCIRF so they can only see in one direction and not see what else is happening around them. Their glasses have filtered lenses like on a camera that keeps out unwanted light and only allows the desired light to pass through and be the center of focus and that center is spelled I-S-L-A-M!