Sri Lanka massacre & politically-correct madness: Word “Christian” censored by Western MSM and politicians?

EDITORIAL> There is visible discrepancy, not only in the Western self-imposed censorship when comes to the use of words “Christian & Christianity”, but in a lack of coverage of this terrible massacre of Sri Lanka Christians (300 hundred dead- hundreds maimed), in relation to the similar (and much smaller- 50 dead, dozens maimed) massacre of New Zealand Muslims in Christchurch. For example- the Christchurch massacre of Muslim worshipers was playing (& being directly streamed) on US & Canadian MSM 24 hour a day (for days), while the Eastern massacre of Christians worshipers was just “mentioned” in the headlines- to be already, on the second day, brushed under the “Western Main Stream Media Rug”!?

…Prominent Democrats deliberately avoided using the word “Christian” when condemning bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday as part of a policy to undermine Christian faith in the US.

The way some US politicians expressed their condolences sparked a minor outcry among conservative Americans. Former President Barack Obama and the former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, were blasted for using the term “Easter worshipers” instead of “Christians” when referring to the victims of the attacks.

Particular ire was sparked by the fact that both US politicians didn’t hesitate to use the word “Muslim” when expressing condolences to the victims of last month’s massacre at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand…

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‘They are Christians’: Obama & Clinton lambasted for calling bombed Sri Lankans ‘Easter worshipers’

RT– 22 Apr, 2019

Some people believe prominent Democrats deliberately avoided using the word “Christian” when condemning bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday as part of a policy to undermine Christian faith in the US.

The eight bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, which killed almost 300 people on Easter Sunday, sparked worldwide condemnation. But the way some US politicians expressed their condolences sparked a minor outcry among conservative Americans. Former President Barack Obama and the former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, were blasted for using the term “Easter worshipers” instead of “Christians” when referring to the victims of the attacks.

Three Sri Lankan Christian churches were targeted by the perpetrators, implying that the Christian minority was in the cross-hairs. Some commentators in the US said Obama and Clinton were in the wrong when they failed to name the religion.

Particular ire was sparked by the fact that both US politicians didn’t hesitate to use the word “Muslim” when expressing condolences to the victims of last month’s massacre at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Notably, Obama and Clinton were not the only US figures, who used the term in remarks about the bloodshed in Sri Lanka. So did Adam Schiff, the Democrat chair of the House Intelligence Committee.

And the same goes for US Attorney Trent Shores.

The criticism is based on the perception that the Democratic Party is bent on downplaying America’s Christian roots for the sake of sensibilities of people adhering to other religions. The sentiment is probably best reflected in Fox News’ coverage of the supposed “war on Christmas” in the US.

In this particular case, however, the notion may be misplaced, one commentator pointed out. Christian churches are not exclusively Christian places of worship there, quite the contrary.

In Sri Lanka, Christianity plays a unique role of serving as a bridge between people by welcoming both the Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups. Considering that Tamil separatism was behind a bloody 25-year-long civil war on the South Asian island, which ended just a decade ago, one can understand why this role is highly appreciated.

Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/457206-obama-clinton-easter-worshipers/

 

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