You can see here what each group in the European Parliament voted on

Shame in the EU: the left refuses to talk about the persecution to Christians

This Wednesday, the European Parliament experienced a particularly shameful moment in relation to certain human rights violations.

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360 million Christians suffer persecution because of their faith

As you may remember, in mid-January the NGO Open Doors published a report indicating that 360 million Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination because of their religion. This persecution reaches, in many cases, even murder: in 2021, 5,898 Christians were killed for their faith, 6,175 Christians were arrested for their beliefs and 5,110 churches were attacked. Currently, 1 in 7 Christians are persecuted in the world for their faith, making it the most persecuted religious community.

An MEP asked to debate this persecution in the European Parliament

It so happens that among the 50 countries that most persecute Christians there are 6 communist dictatorships and 37 Islamic countries. Perhaps this fact explains what happened yesterday in the European Parliament. French MEP Jean-Paul Garraud, from the Identity and Democracy group, proposed a debate on the persecution of Christians and Christianophobia, and specifically on the murder of the Christian woman Deborah Samuel, murdered by Muslims in Nigeria on May 12 after of being falsely accused of blaspheming Islam. Deborah was stoned and burned. Her killers also recorded the crime and later published the video.

The left rejected the petition: here you can see what each group voted for

Garraud denounced that, despite these facts, the European Commission “does not want to designate a coordinator for the fight against Christianophobia, when a coordinator of this type was created for anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”. The French MEP added: “The European Parliament should talk about this important issue, the persecution of Christians, and should focus on the case of the young Deborah Samuel.” Finally, Garraud’s request was rejected by 244 votes against, 231 in favor and 19 abstentions. You can see the video of the vote here and you can download here what the deputies present voted for:

  • All members of the group of European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR, which includes the Spanish party Vox and the Polish party Law and Justice) voted in favour.
  • All the members of the group Identity and Democracy, to which the author of the proposal belongs, voted in favour.
  • Most members of the European People’s Party voted in favor, except for Polish MEP Janina Ochojska (known for her leftist views), who voted against, and six other MEPs who abstained.
  • The vast majority of the Social Democrats group voted against, except for nine MEPs who voted in favor and two who abstained.
  • The vast majority of the Renew Europe group (to which the Spanish parties Ciudadanos and the Basque Nationalist Party belong)voted against, except for four MEPs who voted in favor and seven who abstained.
  • The vast majority of deputies from the Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance (to which the Spanish parties Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya and Catalunya en Comú belong) voted against, except for three who abstained.
  • Almost all the members of the group of the European United Left / The Left(which brings together the communist party and other far-left formations such as Podemos, Izquierda Unida, Anticapitalistas and EH Bildu) voted against, except for the French Anne-Sophie Pelletier, who abstained.

What Spanish MEPs voted for

Of the Spanish MEPs present at the session, those from the PP and Vox supported the proposal, while those from the PSOE, Podemos, ERC, Anticapitalistas, Catalunya en Comú and almost all those from Ciudadanos voted against it. Jordi Cañas, from Cs, abstained. Let’s remember this for the next time the left tries to lecture us on tolerance, diversity, freedom and human rights. Yesterday the left portrayed how little it cares about the lives of Christians like Deborah Samuel.

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