German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently said that Christianity is “the most persecuted religion worldwide.”

While this is clearly a fact, to many, this is an outrageous statement that warrants some silencing. But it is only the knee-jerk response of many that can only view Christians as oppressors that has stopped the West from seeing this, never mind reacting to it.

You only need to look online to read how Christians are being imprisoned, tortured, and killed. Churches are being burned to the ground. If Christians were any other group you’d have Hollywood types tripping over themselves to testify in front of Congress to stop the violence. You’d have newspapers editorializing that something must be done. It was hardly even mentioned during the entire presidential campaign.

Instead you have bloggers shouting out to the world that Christians are being killed!!! Hello? Hello? Is anyone out there?!!!!

HT Walter Russel Mead