As refugees from the Middle East flood the West, a number of countries — including Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cyprus, and Australia — are defying political correctness by wanting to accept Christian refugees only.
While more “progressive” voices cry “racism,” the fact remains: there are several objective reasons why the West should give priority, if not exclusivity, to Christian refugees — and some of these are actually to the benefit of European host nations.
Christians are true victims of persecution. From a humanitarian point of view — and humanitarianism is the chief reason being cited in accepting refugees — Christians should receive top priority simply because they are the most persecuted group in the Middle East — well before the Islamic State phenomenon came into being. As Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop put it, “I think that Christian minorities are being persecuted in Syria and even if the conflict were over they would still be persecuted.”
Indeed. While they are especially targeted by the Islamic State, before the new “caliphate” was established, Christians were and continue to be targeted by Muslims — Muslim mobs, Muslim individuals, Muslim regimes, and Muslim terrorists, from Muslim countries of all races (Arab, African, Asian, etc.) — and for the same reason: Christians are infidel number one. See Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians for hundreds of anecdotes before the rise of ISIS as well as the Muslim doctrines that create such hate and contempt for Christians.