If it’s his job to represent the anti-Christian bias of the progressive media, ABC Chief Political Analyst Matthew Dowd should consider demanding a raise.On August 9, Dowd tweeted an observation that was shocking to most outside of his circle of liberal allies in the media and in politics:
A fundamental radical Christian is just as misguided and frightening as a fundamental radical Muslim. No difference.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) August 10, 2017
One wonders what Dowd, who claims to be a Christian himself, means by “a fundamentalist radical Christian.”
But as Gateway Pundit points out:Last week alone — The Religion of Peace reported that 226 people were killed in 43 Islamic Jihad attacks in 16 countries.
There were no innocent civilians murdered in the name of Christ last week.
Furthermore, “fundamentalist radical” Christianity and “fundamentalist radical” Islam are fundamentally different.Christianity, as taught by the Bible, is a religion of peace (Matthew 5:38–42).
But where Christ taught non-violence, the Muslim faith does not.
In fact, it calls for ‘casting terror into the heart of Unbelievers‘.Although violent acts have been committed by those who say they are Christians and Muslims alike, violent acts are a shunning of Christianity, while an argument can be made that they are an embrace of Islam.
The Gateway Pundit also picked up that this tweet was not the first time Matthew Dowd posted an anti-Christian statement completely unsupported by facts on Twitter.
In May, Dowd tweeted to Shannon Bream at FOX News that rather than talk with prominent Christian evangelist Franklin Graham about Christian persecution she should talk with him about the “bigger issue” of Muslim persecution in the U.S. and globally.
While it is true that Muslims are being persecuted, the vast majority of persecution is coming from other Muslims, not Christians.
So while Muslim persecution may be a “bigger issue” than Christian persecution in terms of the numbers of victims, the problem of Muslim persecution by Muslims persecutors seems an odd thing to prod Shannon Bream to talk with about with a Christian.
Or, at least, it is would be odd to anyone who is not a progressive.