Damian Thompson: Islamic extremism and the hypocrisy of the Church of England

Posted by The_Elves

The Church of England has written to David Cameron accusing him of lacking ‘a coherent or comprehensive approach to Islamic extremism as it is developing across the globe’. The letter, signed by the Bishop of Leeds, Nick Baines, and approved by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, also reportedly accuses the PM of turning his back on Christians slaughtered or made homeless in northern Iraq – and wonders why Cameron has chosen to concentrate on the plight of the Yazidis instead.

These criticisms are spot on. But I’m surprised that the C of E has had the brass neck to make them.

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Posted August 18, 2014 at 10:32 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. MargaretG wrote:

Absolutely spot on!!!!!!!!!!!!

And we were being So Enlightened as we did it too.

August 19, 1:40 am | [comment link]
2. Katherine wrote:

Although it doesn’t say so, this stands as a stinging rebuke of the now-retired Archbishop Williams.

August 20, 3:52 pm | [comment link]
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