Lord of the Rings’ Gimli Slams Political Correctness

Warns radical Islam is wiping out Christians in the Middle East and Africa

Islamic State demonstrators
Islamic State demonstrators / AP

Actor John Rhys-Davies, famous for his role as Gimli in Lord of the Rings, said the West is too concerned with being politically correct and not enough with stopping Islamic extremists.

"There is an extraordinary silence in the West," Rhys-Davies said. "Basically, Christianity in the Middle East and in Africa is being wiped out. I mean, not just ideologically, but physically, and people are being enslaved and killed because they are Christians."

"And your country and my country are doing nothing about it."

Rhys-Davies’ comments, first reported by The Blaze, came on Monday during an episode of the Adam Carolla Show.

"Why is it so evolved not to judge?" Carolla asked Rhys-Davies. "We should be judging every step of the way, good and bad."

"This is a unique age. We don’t want to be judgmental," Rhys-Davies said. "Every other age that’s come before us has believed exactly the opposite. I mean, T.S. Eliot referred to ‘the common pursuit of true judgment.’ Yes. That’s what it’s about. Getting our judgments right. Getting them accurate."

"We have lost our moral compass completely."

Rhys-Davies then warned that if we did nothing to change what's going on there would be dire consequences. "We’re going to lose our civilization," he said. "I think we’re going to lose Western European Christian civilization, anyway."