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We should support the Pope’s crusade against Islamism

People of all religions and non-believers must unite to protect persecuted Christians

Published 12/04/2015 | 02:30

Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican
Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican

What about the crusades?” is one of those witless questions that left-wing Islamist fellow-travellers ask if you enquire why they’re not getting upset about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.  “And the Inquisition?” 

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Mention that we’re talking about now rather than about then and you’ll get dark murmurings about bigots who refuse to vote for gay marriage or make a gay-wedding cake. 

I then say that although I would dance at my gay friends’ weddings, I think it’s perfectly possible to believe that marriage should be heterosexual and refuse to say otherwise on a cake and be a good person. Such a position is not reasonably to be compared with hurling gays off the top of tall buildings. At which stage they call you a bigot and blame Islamism on Tony Blair and George Bush and go off to compose more tweets demanding boycotts of Israeli goods and Christian bakers.

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