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The slaughter and torture of Christians: not a priority for the Government, Labour or DfID
The Telegraph ^ | 12/9/2013 | Alan Johnson

Posted on 12/09/2013 4:10:17 AM PST by markomalley

"One hundred thousand Christians will be massacred this year because of their beliefs." Last Tuesday, with these words, Jim Shannon MP (DUP) began a Commons debate on the unfashionable crime against humanity.

The two-hour Commons debate that followed was revealing for three reasons. First, for the near-total absence from the chamber of the Labour Party, a party founded by a Christian, Keir Hardie. Second for the failure of Alan Duncan’s DfID to turn up at all. Third, for the insight it provided into the intellectual failure of the Government.

Called upon to respond to the debate for the Government, Mark Simmonds, the parliamentary under-secretary of state for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, decided that this would be his first point: “it is not just Christians who are suffering such persecution”. (Can you imagine this being the Government’s response to a debate about the persecution of any other group?)

An angry Sir Edward Leigh (there were a lot of angry backbenchers on Tuesday) intervened: "The overwhelming number of persecutions in the world today are against Christians." Doggedly, Mr Simmonds stuck to his brief: "Yes… but there are others who are suffering as well." He made this universalise-to-minimise argument again and again. And he drew out its political logic: "our response to the persecution of Christians should not be sectarian. We should not be standing up for … Christians in particular, we should be supporting the right to freedom of religion. (emphasis added)’

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
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[NB: DfID = Department for International Development]

Seems like Cameron and Øbama are marching arm-in-arm on this one.

1 posted on 12/09/2013 4:10:17 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Sounds like they are afraid of angering their Muslim benefactors. The Arabs bring money internet UK and they are afraid to lose that.


2 posted on 12/09/2013 4:17:44 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: raybbr

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Darn auto correct.


3 posted on 12/09/2013 4:28:33 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: markomalley

Islam, like any cancer needs to be identified, isolated and exterminated.


4 posted on 12/09/2013 4:36:24 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: raybbr

Self-defense is ILLEGAL in the UK.

Why would these pantywaists want to defend (hated) Christians in the first place?? They’ve sold out to the Ummaah. (For very little, I’m told.)


5 posted on 12/09/2013 5:10:42 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: markomalley
The slaughter and torture of Christians: not a priority for the Government, Labour or DfIDIt will be a priority for the government when Moslems reach the numbers that permit them to take explicit control of the government. They won't start with slaughter and torture, though. They will begin slowly with effective slavery and confiscation, then they will proceed to the slaughter and torture.

Who writes these headlines, anyway? I thought the Brits had a bit better education in English than we do. Maybe not.

6 posted on 12/09/2013 5:12:33 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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Mr. Shannon is part of the DUP, a Northern Ireland Unionist party founded by Ian Paisley. Usually I don’t agree with much that any unionist party from Northern Ireland has to say —but I applaud Mr. Shannon on this one. For one thing, constituent wise he has nothing to lose. Labour in England has been a bunch of scared old ladies afraid of offending Muslims. The Tories aren’t much better. The only ones that make sense in Britain are the UKIP.


7 posted on 12/09/2013 5:17:11 AM PST by brooklyn dave
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