Here we go again. Just months after then Prime Minister, Theresa May, did so in Parliament yet another prominent British figure feels the need to apologize for the Amritsar Massacre perpetrated by a rogue British general during the British Raj in 1919.
Not content with laying a wreath and whispering a silent prayer in remembrance, the head of the world Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, turned virtue signaling to an embarrassing display of undignified groveling. (See here)
Prostrating himself face down before the memorial plinth was over the top even for an agenda driven Archbishop who is more concerned with things temporal than things spiritual such as saving souls and preparing them for eternity.
One is bound to ask what is it about that terrible event in Amritsar a century ago that compels politicians to keep apologizing for it when British colonial history is littered with similar atrocities, particularly in Africa?
The answer is simple; being the cynical, duplicitous people that they are, politicians recognise that the Indian diaspora in Great Britain is a significant voting block that can swing an election whereas the African diaspora is not.
Like the Roman Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, Archbishop Welby is a left-wing activist who is not shy to make public his support for socialist causes or his fanatical support for the undemocratic tyranny that the European Union has become.
This support for ‘progressive’ causes includes the Islamisation of Great Britain regardless of its barbaric practices or its goal of subjugating Christians and Jews or, failing that, killing them.
For a global church leader the Archbishop appears to be ignorant of events worldwide where his fellow Christians are being systematically erased by Muslims from areas they have lived in since the dawn of Christianity.
Ancient Christian communities are being erased from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Across Africa from Mali and Nigeria in the west to Kenya, Sudan and Somalia in the east, Christians are being enslaved and slaughtered in their tens of thousands. As far afield as Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines Christians are being slaughtered by the so-called religion of peace that the Archbishop champions. (List of Islamic terror attacks against Christians here)
Apart from the Archbishop and the Pope, it is acknowledged around the world that Christianity is now the most persecuted religion on the planet. Even the governments in the predominantly Judeo-Christian continents of Europe and America, Christianity is being vilified and removed from the public square.
If he took a short walk from his residence at Lambeth Palace, Archbishop Welby could prostrate himself face down on Westminster Bridge where an adherent of Islam murdered four innocent civilians or have his chauffeur drive him to London Bridge, Tavistock Square, Aldgate, Manchester Arena and elsewhere in his home country where Muslims have murdered innocents in the name of Allah, as commanded by their prophet and in accordance with their holy book, the Koran.
As we commemorate the eighteenth anniversary of the World Trade Centre atrocity where Muslims murdered almost three thousand people and injured a further six thousand, it is incumbent upon the Archbishop to make the pilgrimage and prostrate himself face down at Ground Zero or else the world might think his theatrical performance in Amritsar was a nothing other than a virtue signaling publicity stunt.
To conclude: While Archbishop Welby is virtue signaling and apologizing for events from a century ago he is ignoring the fact that his flock at home is dwindling and his empty churches are decaying into dereliction or being turned into warehouses, vehicle workshops and mosques or demolished at the behest of land developers.
It appears that disparaging one’s own country and apologizing for events in history is the in thing to do for the new ‘woke’ generation of political leaders, including Barack Obama, and high-profile personalities like the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope of Rome.
A previous article on the Amritsar apology circus here