Where is the outrage? At the time of this posting (6:23am PST), for example, the headline “Palin talks cookies” is in CNN’s top display block, but not this. It’s that low of a priority.
And in the Muslim world: Where is the outrage? One thing we’ve all seen amply demonstrated is Islam’s vigorous intolerance of sacrilege and heretical innovations. So, if we’re to believe this is really a problem, attacks like this should really galvanize them to set their house in order and restore Islam’s vaunted tolerance of other faiths, right? And for that matter, if a set of Danish cartoons so outraged the Muslim world, actual bloodshed like this should really mobilize them to right such a wrong… right?
Lastly, Obama spent the last few days going to great lengths to demonstrate his friendly intentions to the Muslim world. The Christians in the Muslim world could use a substantive display of friendship and support as well, as an archbishop below pleads for international help. Where is it?
On all counts, we’re waiting. “Bombs kill six Baghdad Christians, sow panic,” by Marwa Sabah for Agence France-Presse, November 10:
BAGHDAD — A string of anti-Christian bombings has cost six more lives in the wake of the Baghdad church bloodbath, sowing panic in Iraq’s 2,000-year-old minority on Wednesday, many of whom now want to flee.
“Since Tuesday evening, there have been 13 bombs and two mortar attacks on homes and shops of Christians in which a total of six people were killed and 33 injured,” a defence ministry official said. “A church was also damaged.”
An interior ministry official earlier gave a casualty toll of three dead in 12 of the attacks across the Iraqi capital early on Wednesday.
The attacks come less than two weeks after 44 Christian worshippers, two priests and seven security personnel died in the seizure of a Baghdad cathedral by Islamist gunmen and the ensuing shootout when it was stormed by troops.
On November 3, Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the cathedral hostage-taking and warned it would step up attacks on Christians.
As Christian converged on their churches on Wednesday to seek counsel from their religious leaders, a Syriac Catholic archbishop made an emotional appeal for Western countries to come to their rescue.
“It would be criminal on the part of the international community not to take care of the security of the Christians,” Athanase Matti Shaba Matoka said inside the church targeted on October 31 where he tried to console his flock….