When does truth no longer matter to Christians?
And why does it (or should it) matter?
Murdered backpacker’s mother criticises Trump over ‘terror’ list
Rosie Ayliffe says president is wrongly using daughter’s death in Australia to further ‘persecution of innocent people’
“My daughter’s death will not be used to further this insane persecution of innocent people,”
“It does look like fake news. It’s another example of some conniving unpleasant politicking. He [Trump] is using it in a quite pernicious way to justify unfair practices and discrimination…”
And another article :
The White House has distributed a list of 78 terrorist attacks to support Donald Trump’s claim that the media is failing to properly report them.
But the list includes many atrocities that received blanket western media coverage including the Paris Bataclan attacks, the Nice truck killings and the San Bernardino shootings.
Many others including the Sydney siege and Germany’s Christmas market attack received wide international coverage.
The list hops from Afghanistan to Algeria to Australia but, without explanation, does not mention Israel, where incidents included a bus bombing in Jerusalem last year, carried out by a 19-year-old Palestinian, that injured 20 people.
A December 2016 cut-off also excludes the Québec City mosque attack from the list, an attack Trump was publicly silent about, despite condemning on Twitter the Louvre attack in Paris several days later.
The murder of British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung in an Australian hostel last year was also included on the list, even though extremism had been ruled out as a motive by both police and the victim’s mother.
In an open letter to Trump, Rosie Ayliffe accused Donald Trump of using “fake news” about her daughter’s death to further the “persecution of innocent people” by falsely claiming she was the victim of a terrorist attack.
Some interesting observations:
This election has truly shown the underbelly of the toxic relationship that can develop between politics and religion,”
“For many, their aversion to religion is rooted in unease with the association between religion and conservative politics,” Putnam and Campbell wrote. “If religion equals Republican, then they have decided that religion is not for them.”
Also see Media Watch epsiode here:
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.