by Leo McKinstry, Daily Express
Anglican leaders spout dreary Left-wing pieties that pass for socialist thought, whether on Europe, immigration, or welfare.
Yet this establishment, so eager to parade its progressive credentials, is utterly craven towards militant Islam, which represents a growing threat to Christian and liberal values here and abroad.
[...] There is a crisis facing the world’s Christians as a result of mounting persecution by Muslim hardliners.
Yet the Anglican Church prefers to show solidarity with environmentalists in pursuit of a green agenda rather than with its co-religionists in defence of their faith and lives.
On the day Williams’s article appeared it was reported from Pakistan that Christian Sawan Masih has been sentenced to death for blasphemy after allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammed during a conversation with a Muslim friend.
When the accusation was first made against Masih about 3,000 protesters set fire to Christian homes and churches in his native city of Lahore.
This is the terrifying reality of life for Christians in much of Asia and Africa, though you would hardly know it from the muteness of our established church.
Again in Pakistan, Christian Asia Bibi has been on death row since 2010 after her conviction for blasphemy.
Two Pakistani politicians who dared to speak up for her have been assassinated while her family has gone into hiding. It is the same grim pattern elsewhere.
In Nigeria at least 119 people were killed in three Christian villages by Muslims armed with guns and machetes.
In Kenya gunmen stormed a Christian church, shouting “Allah is great” as they killed seven worshippers.
We in Britain have experienced nothing like that kind of violence but disturbingly Muslim zealots are gaining in confidence, particularly as they perceive the failure of society to defend our traditional values of tolerance and equality.