On August 9, 2013, Greg Gutfiled of the O’Reily Factor interviewed Washington Post contributing editor Cathy Areu on the establishment’s double standard on how it treats Christians and Muslims.
Earlier that week, Atheist Richard Dawkins tweeted:
“All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though. “
There was an immediate backlash from people offended by the tweet. Celebrities, fellow atheists, liberals and Muslims alike condemned Dawkins’ tweet accusing him of racism for mocking Muslims, even though — like Christians — Muslims encompass people from every race and country in the world.
Gutfield asks Areu if there isn’t a double standards when it comes to persecuting Christians. People tweet many negative things about Christianity, but there is no similar backlash.
Areu weakly justifies this “double standard” saying Christians are fair game because they are the majority religion in the west. However, Gutfield quickly cuts to the real reason Christians are the religion of choice when it comes to persecution. He says people mock Christians instead of Muslims, “because they don’t want to die.”
Jesus told His disciples to “Love your enemies” (Mathew 5:44). People feel they can mock Christians, because it is safe. Which begs the question: Is mocking Christians ultimately an act of cowardice?