Why Professing Christ Is Becoming A ‘Hate Crime’ In The West, by Raymond Ibrahim.
Most recently, the British government “refused to say whether telling people about the Christian faith could be a hate crime.”…
The current definition of “hate crime” is subjective and revolves around whether the “victim” feels offended — thus leaving the door wide open to charging those who proclaim Christ and the Trinity of committing a hate crime, especially vis-à-vis Muslims, who adamantly object to the claim …
[Lord Pearson of Rannoch, a UKIP peer] also pointed to a double standard in how “hate crimes” are applied: “You can say what you like about the Virgin Birth, the miracles and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, but as soon as you say ‘come on, is Islam really the religion of peace that it claims to be,’ all hell breaks loose.”
Indeed, and there is a reason for that: unlike Islam — which many Western elite feel no (direct) connection to and thus no threat therefrom — Christianity is the faith of their forefathers; it is ever present in their societies, judging them — and they hate it for it.
But rather than seek to suppress it openly, they operate indirectly, including by propping up always angry and easily “offended” Muslims against it, while they play the role of “impartial secularist”—people who will make themselves (meaning others, notably Christians) walk on eggshells lest the “feelings” of the “other” are ever hurt.
From here one understands why liberals and progressives who forever whine against any vestige of traditional (“oppressive”) Christianity habitually make common cause with Islam — despite the latter’s truly oppressive qualities. Feminists denounce the Christian “patriarchy” — but say little against the Muslim treatment of women as chattel; homosexuals denounce Christian bakeries — but say little against the Muslim execution of homosexuals; multiculturalists denounce Christians who refuse to suppress their faith, including by banning Christmas phrases and images, to accommodate the religious sensibilities of Muslim minorities — but say little against the entrenched and open Muslim persecution of Christians. …
“The enemy [Islam] of my enemy [Christianity] is my friend.”
As this most recent example from the UK shows, Muslims are now even being used to make the central claim of Christianity — which the elite especially despise hearing as it convicts their godless lifestyle — a “hate crime.”
The pro-Islam stance of the progressive left is partly motivated by anti-Christian animus.
hat-tip Stephen Neil