What would Jesus reaction be to the varying world religions of the day. Stephen Kingston postulates that Jesus was much more concerned about the hypocrisy of the Jewish leaders than in attacking the Samaritan or heathen religions, but why is that? I would suggest that it is not the fact that they are indeed apart from Christ and in the wrong, but because of His mission and to whom He was here to minister.
Taken as a whole, the Bible mostly details Christ’s dealings with the Jewish people– His chosen people. It briefly mentions the beginning of the Arab population, and makes reference to other peoples, but always in the context of Israel being God’s chosen people. There is discussion of how the Jews would be a light to the Gentiles, but it was always the Jewish people that God said He loved.
When Christ appeared on the Earth, He was focused on the Jews. He made few comments at all about the Gentiles. Render unto Caesar was one of the more famous discourses. However, you do see Him ministering to Gentiles– but rarely. In one case, a woman has to beg and basically call herself a dog eating scraps in order to get Jesus to heal her loved one.
So, I find it hard to jump to the conclusion that because Jesus rails more on the Jewish leaders than on the Arabs or Gentiles that that means He somehow places more emphasis on hypocrisy. Jesus ignored those besides His chosen people even when He ministered! Perhaps we should follow this example and ignore those that are not Christian that are in pain or in need!