Islamist militants besieged this church in Baghdad in 2010 A new report has exposed the West’s blindness to the persecution of Christians around the world; it highlights how the “lion’s share” of this is done by Muslims, whom the media do not want to criticise over misplaced fears of “racism”. Christianophobia, which was published last month, written by journalist Rupert Shortt for Civitas, argues that “Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers.”

Editorial: why Muslims persecute Christians and why the West ignores it