The death toll from Sunday’s suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has risen to 250.
That astounding number far exceeds the death tolls from bombings in America and other Western cities by ISIS.
This happened Saturday when a lorry full of explosives was detonated in a well-to-do part of the Iraqi city while families were shopping during the Ramadan holiday.
Now, imagine the outcry if 250 innocent Americans were blown up–God forbid–in the international city that is Houston, while shopping during the Christian holiday that is Christmas.
Pleas for prayers for the families and people of Houston would be trending endlessly on social media. Facebook would offer a standardized meme to overlay on profile pages.
Or let’s consider this scenario: what if two or 10 or 20 Americans had been killed in the Baghdad coming? What would our Christian response in America have been?
ISIS doesn’t care if you’re a Christian or an atheist or a Buddhist in Houston or New York or London or Orlando.
Maybe we should drop the debate on what to call ISIS terrorists and call them “ISIS psychos.”
A homicidal ISIS psycho who’s bought into the killing machine’s evil ideology doesn’t care if you’re a Muslim shopping in a well-to-do section of the long-suffering city of Baghdad during the Muslim holidays or a Christian cowgirl shopping for a hat during the Christmas holiday.
The thought for the day is, who cares when the carnage is “over there?”–“there,” where I’ve heard Christians say “Who cares? All they do is kill each other over there.”
Think and pray, Christians. We’re all in this together.