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Christianophobia, 16 Nov 2012
This brilliant book stands as a sharp rebuke to those of us who enjoy freedom of religion and freedom of speech but are indifferent to the plight of those who do not.
While we are free to deepen our spiritual lives, Christians in Nigeria are murdered while attending Mass; Christians throughout the Middle East are hunted down, killed, persecuted and discriminated against.
Shortt identifies several reasons for the upsurge of hatred and violence against Christians - from Islamic fundamentalism to the over- identification of Christianity with Western political or economic interests. These are complex questions worthy of a big book which Shortt has given us. His painstakingly researched account should act as a much needed wake-up call.