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Postmodern Sensitivity to Murder
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A Christian woman in Nigeria who has experienced persecution. (Youtube Screenshot/CBN News)

It’s clear that the world is a dangerous place full of things that crush, cut, explode, poison, or bite. There are plenty of ways to accidentally meet your demise, and the more overprotective governments become, the more aware we become of the helplessness of humans. However, when it comes to violent or catastrophic deaths, the postmodern man reacts with strange arbitrariness. If you plan on dying in a way that will put you on the evening news and if you want someone to honor your memory, make sure you choose a method that progressives approve of. Otherwise, no matter how much blood you display or how many limbs are scattered around you, no one will ever find out about your death.

No women, homosexuals, black people, immigrants, or any of the 10,000 groups of the leftist identity festival suffer the harassment and persecution that Christians continue to suffer around the world.

Let’s see. While George Floyd’s death ended with a worldwide propaganda campaign and tears, and millions of left knees bent around the world, no one has raised an eyebrow after the umpteenth mass murder of Christians in Nigeria. It is astonishing. They were children and elderly folks. They were peacefully celebrating the Pentecost mass. And they were black. And nobody moved a muscle. 

Moreover, in several parliaments across Europe, the left has prevented the approval of any declarations condemning the attack. And Western media has ignored the issue in a way that is not clear to me whether they approve of the killing of innocents if they are Christians, or whether they simply do not want to stigmatize — as idiots now say — Islamists. “Stigmatize” is the progressive password to prevent you from being able to underestimate their stupidity.

One month before the Owo massacre, the Islamic State released a horrifying video claiming to show rows of Nigerian Christians being beheaded with daggers or shot in the back while the jihadist executioners faced the camera to threaten all those who profess the faith of Christ. The images did not have any repercussions in the West that time, either. 

The postmodern man contaminated by the woke progressive dictatorship is capable of crying inconsolably over Greta Thunberg’s lamentations at the UN but remains unmoved by jihadist crimes which, by the way, are not a problem of Nigeria but of the entire West, as we have seen again and again: you do not have to go to Lagos or Kaduna to see it. In Paris, there are areas where sporting any sort of Christian symbol turns you into a candidate for martyrdom. The same happens in the neighborhood of El Principe in Ceuta, Spain, in Molenbeek, Belgium, or in Rosengård, Sweden. This is the multicultural Europe wanted by the leftists, the social democrats, the lukewarm Brussels bureaucrats, and the useful fools whose highest patriarch is French President Emmanuel Macron. 

On the other hand, if you are a Christian and manage to cheat the jihadist death sentence, hordes of communists can always come to insult you, assault you, and set fire to your church after desecrating it, as happened last May in France, at Notre-Dame des Victoires in Angers. 

No women, homosexuals, black people, immigrants, or any of the 10,000 groups of the leftist identity festival suffer the harassment and persecution that Christians continue to suffer around the world. We are talking about not only being killed, but also attacks from governments, institutions, and even corporations with absolute impunity, and with surprising indifference among those postmodern men so sensitive to any other injustice.

Worldwide, one in seven Christians suffers persecution. According to the World Persecution List, in the 50 countries with the most extreme harassment of Christians, the perpetrators are mostly Islamists, although there are also some communists or non-Islamic religious nationalists. In Nigeria, a Christian is murdered every two hours on average. Tell me what other group endures such harassment all over the planet, under the very noses of so many people, and arouses total indifference in rulers who are otherwise so sensitive to things as far away as the damned ozone layer. 

The answer is a single word: hypocrisy. And yes, we Christians embrace our genuine predisposition to martyrdom, but we also heartily abhor hypocrisy. We must denounce this disgusting attitude that divides the murdered and persecuted into newsworthy and non-newsworthy, moving and non-moving. If the West does not decide to protect its foundational Christianity, it will die along with its Christian martyrs. 

Itxu Díaz is a Spanish journalist, political satirist, and author. He has written nine books on topics as diverse as politics, music, and smart appliances. His most recent book is Todo Iba Bien. He is a contributor to the Daily Beast, the Daily Caller, National Review, the American Conservative, The American Spectator, and Diario Las Américas in the United States, and is a columnist for several Spanish magazines and newspapers. He was also an adviser to the Ministry for Education, Culture, and Sports in Spain. Follow him on Twitter at @itxudiaz or visit his website: www.itxudiaz.com.

Translated by Joel Dalmau

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Itxu Díaz is a Spanish journalist, political satirist, and author. He has written 10 books on topics as diverse as politics, music, and smart appliances. He is a contributor to The Daily Beast, The Daily Caller, National Review, American Conservative, and Diario Las Américas in the United States, as well as a columnist at several Spanish magazines and newspapers. He was also an adviser to the Ministry for Education, Culture, and Sports in Spain.
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