The Daily Telegraph’s headline was “UK’S £2.7BN IN AID TO COUNTRIES WHERE CHRISTIANS ARE PERSECUTED”
It reported that analysis of official aid statistics showed that four out of five countries listed on a global human rights watch list, charting attacks or official suppression against Christians, received money from the overseas development budget or through other official agencies.
But another website re-reported the story under the headline British Tax Payer Aid Funds Global Christian Persecution.
The Telegraph quoted a DFID spokesman: “British aid is tackling discrimination head on – to suggest otherwise is deeply misleading. DFID is working closely with our charity partners to help create more open and free societies.
“The truth is, stopping aid to these countries is counterproductive.
“It will simply cut support to persecuted men, women and children, and harm the future health, education and welfare of the world’s poorest people.
“No person anywhere in the world should face persecution for their religious beliefs or sexual preferences, and the UK will proudly continue to tackle these injustices at home and abroad.”
The Express have also run a similar story More