Through Many Tribulations

One-night last month, one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Colosseum in Rome, glowed red. According to Vatican News, officials bathed the ancient arena in red light “as a sign of solidarity with all those who are persecuted for their faith.”
Before now, had you heard about that? Usually, western media outlets look for stories with dramatic imagery. The Colosseum’s famous silhouette, bathed in red against a stark, black backdrop, would seem to fit the bill. They also love a story with a good twist. Officials used the Colosseum, once a symbol of Christian persecution, to strike a blow against such persecution. But despite an interesting, ready-made story, the media paid little attention.
To cover it would mean admitting that there is a story here. And once they admit that, they will have to explain that the story is huge and ongoing — especially in Nigeria. Giulio Meotti, writing for the Gatestone Institute, said, “The West does not seem to care about the ongoing Islamic terrorist genocide on Africa’s biggest Christian population in Nigeria.”… more

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