Islam and Christianity not comparable

Apparently the elite who run the media agree with this statement.

Christians Have Waged Their Own Holy Wars” was yet another annoying headline, this one in the Miami Herald. It seems that every time someone is beheaded, shot (by children, no less), or burned alive by ISIL, there is this inevitable handwringing over the violent history of — Christianity.

Confused? So am I. Precisely what the Crusades or the Inquisition have to do with events in the Middle East is not clear. One suspects that attacking Christianity fits neatly into a domestic agenda. Yes, Christianity is not only Islam’s chief global rival, it is a barrier to the American Cultural Left’s social vision (think abortion and gay marriage). Whatever the motivation, this ignores a serious (and growing) foreign threat.

For their part, Christians, in spite of their supposedly violent natures, have accepted all of this rather passively. Indeed, to be a Christian apologist these days seems to involve a lot of apologizing for being a Christian at all. This alone should be sufficient evidence of Christianity’s peaceful nature. I mean, I don’t hear many Muslims apologizing for the Muslim invasion of Europe (which preceded the Crusades by almost 400 years), for the recent scandal of some 1,400 children systematically raped by Muslim men in Rotherham, England, or for the oppression of women and religious minorities in Islamic states….

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  • Exile1981

    “I don’t hear many Muslims apologizing for the Muslim invasion of Europe
    (which preceded the Crusades by almost 400 years), for the recent
    scandal of some 1,400 children systematically raped by Muslim men in
    Rotherham, England, or for the oppression of women and religious
    minorities in Islamic states….”

    And you won’t as the few times a muslim will even mention those incidents it is to claim those people are victims and it has nothing to do with islam.

  • winniec

    Yes, European civilization is the REAL problem…this Muslim thing is so trifling.

  • Sparrow

    It’s a totally logically fallacious argument anyway. Just because Christians may have done evil in the past doesn’t make it OK for Muslims to do it today for religious reasons