After all, politics is politics. While voters were focused on whether or not
Earlier this month, a militant group with links to al Qaeda announced that it is turning up the heat on people of faith in
I can only speak for myself when I state that I thought all Christians were already targets for al Qaeda. Their radical interpretation of Islam denounces just about everybody who supports
In this current situation, al Qaeda in
Because of this, the militant group is ramping up the rhetoric and has already taken deadly actions against some. For example, terrorists recently attacked a church in
Initially, 120 were held hostage, but after security forces raided the church, 58 were killed and many wounded.
Unfortunately, this gruesome event likely will not be the last one. The group continues to apply pressure.
During the recent election, the need to emphasize human rights to the international community was barely mentioned. Of course, this is understandable.
With our economy in a mess and a war that continues, circumstances like the one just described gets brushed to the side. This is unfortunate, but it is a fact of life. Maybe it would have been different if some rich people had been killed.
However, we must never forget just how powerful a force for good
This is because a person's faith is the most intimate aspect of his life. At least, it should be. When we hear of a government trying to force people into a specific faith, many people openly rebel.
We hear of this all over the word. As much as people try to sugarcoat what
The bottom line is people of faith all over the world need our help. On a personal level, we can all help.
But our government can, too. With all the election rhetoric dying down, hopefully, politicians will see there is work to do when it comes to human rights.
There is a lot of self-righteousness in