The U.S.’s liberal media has been ignoring Christian genocide, according to the Media Research Center (MRC) a conservative media watchdog group monitoring Christian persecution across the globe.
The persecution of Christians around the world was completely brushed under the rug by the Obama administration and the liberal media was complicit in burying the issue, they say.
It wasn’t until March 2016 that the State Department finally acknowledged the Christian genocide that rages on in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. The major networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) only scraped the surface of this atrocity having mentioned the word “genocide” just a handful of times since January 2014, and the MRC is demanding that the liberal media pay more attention right now.
Last March, the Obama State Department finally acknowledged that so-called Islamic State’s ongoing murder and persecution of Christians amounts to genocide. Nevertheless, major networks such as ABC, CBS, and NBC continue to avoid using “genocide” to describe what IS and affiliated extremists are inflicting on Christians in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.
They have only sporadically reported on the mass exodus of some of the world’s oldest Christian sects from Iraq and Syria, and the bloody fate of those who remained.
Jihadists have attacked, and sometimes wiped out, entire Christian neighborhoods and villages.
Christians have been murdered in a dozen countries by extremists that have tortured, beheaded, crucified or burned them alive.
IS has assaulted hundreds of churches and destroyed ancient Christian holy sites in acts of “cultural cleansing.”
Almost none of this has made the evening news broadcasts. ABC, CBS, and NBC almost never identify this brutal terror for what it really is.
In response to President Trump’s plan to favor Christian refugees, the New York Times published an article at the end of January with the headline, “Christian Leaders Denounce Trump’s Plan to Favor Christian Refugees.” This article exposes the liberal media’s shallow attempt to downplay the genocide of Christians, misinforming the American public once again.
The hard truth is that Christians are one of the most persecuted groups in the world. Christians have been under attack by Al-Qaeda, IS and other radical Islamist groups in the Middle East for decades – undergoing mass displacement, forced conversion, torture, and even beheading – all because of their beliefs.
If you have been largely unaware of this, it is because, for eight years, the so-called “journalists” that promote the liberal media agenda have provided minimal coverage of this evident genocide, claiming any efforts to keep our religious freedoms safe and secure would instead lead to prejudice against Muslims.
Americans need to demand that the major news networks report the truth and call this persecution what it truly is – a Christian genocide.