The agenda determines the message, says Land

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Chad Groening (

cross broken shatteredThe head of an evangelical seminary says the mainstream media has been fixated on the murderous rampage in New Zealand that left dozens of Muslims dead, but has completely ignored the brutal murder of even more Christians at the hands of Muslim extremists in Africa.

Many left-leaning commentators in America have rushed to blame President Donald Trump's warnings about Islamic terrorism as the motivating factor for last week's terrible attack at the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, which left 50 dead. The alleged perpetrator, Brenton Tarrant – a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist – issued a rambling, 74-page, hate-filled manifesto.

Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, argues with those trying the pin the blame on Trump.

"It's clear from the manifesto that was written by this shooter … that the trip-wire for him was a trip to France where he saw a Muslim 'no-go zone' … and the increasing presence of Islamic civilization … [and] the failure of Marine Le Pen, the white nationalist candidate for president, to do any better than she did against President Macron," says Land.

Land, Dr. Richard (SBC, ERLC)"And so to the extent that he's been radicalized, the chief radical experience for him was France – not Donald Trump, not the United States."

And Land says the mainstream media are completely fixated on the New Zealand attack but absolutely silent when it comes to the horrific slaughter of more than 150 Christians in Nigeria by Muslim extremists.

"Muslim radicals killing Christians is counter to their political agenda," he says of the media, "[whereas] a white nationalist killing Muslims feeds their political agenda. So they cover that which feeds their political agenda and ignore that which does not."

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