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Over 16,000 urge UN chief to condemn anti-Christian hatred in Sri Lanka

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PETITION: Tell UN Chief to condemn anti-Christian attacks in Sri Lanka. Sign the petition here.

April 24, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Hundreds of Christians were murdered in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday by a local Muslim terrorist group with suspected ties to a larger, international Islamist terror organization (possibly, ISIS).

The death toll now stands at 321, which is more than any other single atrocity since 9/11.

But some world leaders and the mainstream media, in general, seem to be trying to minimize the fact that these latest atrocities were committed by Muslims against Christians, as if to hide this fact from the Western public.

LifeSite has, therefore, launched a petition telling the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to call on the international community to “stand united against anti-Christian hatred,” just as he did for Muslims after the recent attacks in New Zealand.

LifePetitions Campaign Co-ordinator Scott Schittl is really enthusiastic about this petition because, as he says: “This is one way we can truly connect with our Christian brothers and sisters in places like Sri Lanka, who are now suffering a real persecution.”

“So far, the petition has garnered more than 15,000 signatures,” Schittl continued. “This shows not only a great outpouring of solidarity from Western Christians to Christians now suffering in Sri Lanka, but also a rejection of the mainstream’s constant denial of the very real and bloody persecution which Christians in the developing world have been suffering over the last 10 years.”

Downplaying this hatred, bigotry and violence against Christians, many outlets in the mainstream media were reporting that "churches and hotels" were attacked in Sri Lanka, not people...not Christians attending Mass and Christian Worship Services on Easter Sunday.

PETITION: Tell UN Chief to condemn anti-Christian attacks in Sri Lanka. Sign the petition here.

And, even though the UN Security Council has issued a press statement condemning the attacks, nowhere in the statement are the words "Christian(s)" or "Christianity" to be found.

Contrast this to the statement issued by Secretary-General Guterres after the New Zealand attacks on Muslims by a deranged man, simultaneously claiming ties to white supremacists and eco-warriors, in March:

I’m saddened and strongly condemn the shooting of innocent people as they prayed peacefully in mosques in New Zealand...Today and every day, we must stand united against anti-Muslim hatred, and all forms of bigotry and terror.

Note how failed Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, and former US President, Barack Obama both use similarly ambiguous words in their condemnation of the Sri Lankan attacks on their Twitter accounts.

As if by coincidence, they both use the vague phrase 'Easter worshippers' to describe the Christians who were killed in the attacks.

Persecuted Christians are suffering and dying around the world because of politics and game-playing by global leaders.

That's why this new petition calls for the UN Chief to lead the world in condemning this 'anti-Christian bigotry and terror,’ and to call attention to the persecution suffered disproportionately by Christians around the world simply because of their faith in Jesus.

Click here to SIGN and SHARE this new petition.

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