June 03, 2013

Report: One Christian Killed Every 6 Minutes for Faith

Where'd I get the 1 Christian killed every 10 minutes figure from? DMartyr ran the numbers. If the figure quoted below is correct, then:

100,000 killed a year
= 274 per day
= 11 per hour
= one every 10 5 - 6 minutes

I'm not saying there isn't such a thing as Islamophobia. Clearly, there is. But is it a big deal? As far as I can tell, the vast majority of Muslims who are killed for their "faith" are not at the hands of Christian or Jewish bigots.

No, the vast majority of Muslims killed for religious reasons are killed by other Muslims in "sectarian violence" (ie, one type of Muslim killing another type of Muslim for being the wrong kind or Muslim), for "apostasy" (which gets you the death penalty under traditional Islamic law), "heresy" (ditto the death penalty), or for being "puppets" (read: fighting the Taliban or other Salaafists).

Fox News:

"Credible research has reached the shocking conclusion that an estimate of more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year," Vatican spokesman Monsieur Silvano Maria Tomassi said Tuesday in a radio address to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

"Other Christians and other believers are subjected to forced displacement, to the destruction of their places of worship, to rape and to the abduction of their leaders, as it recently happened in the case of Bishops Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji, in Aleppo [Syria]," Tomassi said.

So grow up and stop whining about "Islamophobia", a concept so utterly devoid of a good definition that it is applied to both real acts of harassment equally with political satire or honest criticism about traditional Islamic teachings and history.

UPDATE by Rusty: Apparently my ninja-math skillz need work, as 11 per hour translates to something closer to one Christian killed for their faith every 5 - 6 minutes, and not every 10 minutes as I wrote earlier.

In my own defense ..... uh ...... I blame DMartyr! Yeah, that's it.

Thanks to Rick for pointing out the error of my ways.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:48 PM | |