* Seriously, seriously deluded: blaming the victim for rape is not only a Muhammedan trait. Rowan Williams, the floating head of Canterbury, defecates on America and Britain, again:
Christians in the Middle East are facing persecution because of British and American foreign policy, the Archbishop of Canterbury will claim today.
Dr Rowan Williams will say that many Christians have been forced to flee their homes in the Holy Land because of ‘appalling pressure’ from extremist Islamic groups.
And he will warn that historic communities risk becoming mere ‘museum pieces’ in the ‘theme park’ Middle East because of the military policies of the West.
During an appearance in London yesterday, he said there was a risk that the region could become a “monochrome” area dominated by an “unfriendly” form of Islam.
* Are there any ‘friendly forms’ of genocide, pedophilia or rape?
Indigenous Christian groups were increasingly being seen as a ‘foreign and aggressive’ presence, he added.
The Archbishop will make the comments in a speech at Westminster Cathedral later today.
He will say that historically Christians have played a leading role in social, cultural and intellectual change in the Middle East.
But historic communities now risked becoming mere ‘museum pieces’ in a ‘theme park’ region as a result of persecution.
In part this was due to an extremist form of Islam filling the void left following the peak of Arab nationalism, the head of the Church of England will claim.
But he also blames the role of Western governments.
Dr Williams will say: ‘Indigenous Christian community throughout the region have suffered from being associated with the American global project, and indeed the British global project as part of the American global project.’
He cites a recent visit to Syria in which he met some of the half million refugees who had fled Iraq since 2003.