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Uk Visas: Yes To Radical Islamists, No To Christian Archbishops

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 4, 2016

Why do they treat Christians like this?

It is hard to imagine a more incongruous headline – just as the world’s attention focuses on the liberation of Mosul, the UK government has refused to grant a visa to the Archbishop of Mosul to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox cathedral, a church whose flock includes many refugees fleeing persecution from Islamists in Iraq and Syria.

Last week saw great celebrations as St Thomas Cathedral in London was consecrated by the worldwide head of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II. HM the Queen sent a personal message, while Prince Charles was the guest of honour and addressed the congregation. The service was attended by senior UK church leaders including the Bishop of London, while the UK Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, sent a letter to be read out to the congregation. Mrs May’s letter spoke of how “the appalling violence that has afflicted so many areas of the Middle East reminds us how fortunate we are to live in a country where different religious beliefs are not only tolerated, but welcomed”.

Yet that welcome did not extend to either Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, the Archbishop of Mosul or to Timothius Mousa Shamani, the Archbishop of St Matthew’s (which covers the Nineveh valley in northern Iraq) who were refused UK visas to attend the cathedral’s consecration in London. The UK also refused to grant a visa to Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh, the Archbishop of Homs and Hama in Syria. In his case the British Embassy told him that they would not waver from their policy of not granting visas to anyone in Syria. The diocese of each of these three archbishops has been taken over by Islamic State (IS) with Christians executed, enslaved, or forced to accept dhimmitude and pay jizya. Churches there have been either destroyed or converted into mosques. The Archbishop of Mosul was in fact the last senior churchman to leave Mosul in July 2014 when IS seized it. His cathedral is now a mosque.

Yet despite this, both these very senior church leaders whose church members are experiencing genocide were denied visas to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox cathedral, which provides spiritual care for some of their flock who have managed to obtain refuge in the UK.

The reasons given for the Archbishop of Mosul and the Archbishop of St Matthew’s being refused UK visas are at best spurious – claims that they did not have enough money to support themselves in the UK and that they might not leave the UK. Anyone who has paid the slightest attention to current world news reports would know that both men have pressing pastoral responsibilities as previously Christian areas held by IS are liberated. Not only that, both men also have long-term visas for several other western countries including the US and the EU’s Schengen zone, while the Archbishop of Mosul also has a permanent visa for Australia.

Archbishop Athanasius Toma Dawood, the head of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the UK asked, “Why do they treat Christians like this?”

The refusal to grant a few days’ UK visa to these very senior church leaders is symptomatic of a deeper problem in the UK Home Office.  In fact they are not the first persecuted Christian leaders to be refused visas for pastoral visits to the UK, nor is this problem confined to Orthodox Christians. Earlier this year we had hoped that Majeed Rashid Kurdi, an evangelical pastor from Iraq whom Barnabas Fund’s Operation Safe Havens programme had rescued from Iraq, would join us for our recent UK speaking tour. Yet he too was refused a UK visa, even though his family is now permanently resident in the Czech Republic. A month ago we also reported two separate cases of Protestant pastors from Zimbabwe who had been severely persecuted by the Mugabe regime, and who were also denied visas to attend speaking engagements in the UK.

Yet, at the same time this is happening, radical Islamist leaders are being told they can have visas – even though they represent organisations or movements that incite violence and persecution against Christians. For example, we have previously reported that the UK Home Office recently issued guidance stating that there should be a presumption that senior members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood should be granted asylum in the UK – despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood has repeatedly incited violence against Egyptian Christians, leading to around 80 churches being burnt down since 2013, and has declared a violent jihad against the Egyptian government. In July this year visas were granted for a tour of UK mosques by two Pakistani Islamic leaders who have been prominent campaigners to “honour” the murder of anyone opposed to Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and who also called for the immediate killing of Christians accused of blasphemy, such as Aasia Bibi.

We have previously written to Home Office ministers to raise concerns about these issues and in response they have pointed out that, as ministers do not deal directly with visa applications, they cannot comment on individual cases. Though this is strictly speaking correct, there is clearly a serious systemic problem when Islamist leaders who advocate persecution of Christians are given the green light telling them that their applications for UK visas will be looked on favourably, while visas for short pastoral visits to the UK are denied to senior Christian leaders, such as the Archbishop of Mosul, whose congregations are facing genocide.  This is an urgent issue that Home Office ministers need to grasp and remedy.

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— Britain Bans Heroic Bishops: Persecuted Christian Leaders From War Zones Refused Entry

Mosul Archbishop: When Western Evil Is Fused With Arab Stupidity Nations Die

Some Reactions:

This is totally disgusting,if you are a terrorist they welcome you with open arms,if you are a man off peace the gates are shut.

“Makes you ashamed to be British “

I have always noticed how liberal lefty elitists hate christians.

This is disgusting !

This Christian is indeed ashamed of the country that my father and his forefathers fought for !

Having read this account and listened to these good, innocent, Christian people I am now too beset with both rage and compassion to write much coherently now.

My God – how our political elite has brought us so low….we need so much change in this, now dysfunctional society !

So this is the Home Office over which Mrs Theresa May presided until recently !

Sadly nothing new.

Do you remember the 2010 case of Gospel singer Helen Berhane who was invited by Open Door for a meeting to tell people about her torture in an Eritrean prison and denied entry. Many MP’s complained. nothing happened.

So, the Muslims are now running our Foreign Office ? What WAS our Foreign Office.

Clearly a religiously motivated political decision from the Mayor’s office (where else?) – you reap what you sow Londoners.

Proof that the Home Office is run by muslim loving lefty trash! Sack EVERY last one of the anti Christian bastards!

This is NOT an ‘unbelievable’ decision. It is an EXPECTED one with the pro muslim establishment making the decisions in this country. Only muslim filth allowed!!!!

At least they are REAL christians and not just claiming to be christians in a muslim country so they cannot go back.

Who are our politicians working for ? Not us ,The bankers ? the corporations ? The Freemasons ? The illuminati ? The invisible ruler of this world ?

Unbelievable the discrimination of christians in the UK but they let an islamic mayor rule over our capital city Islam in the UK has got to be stamped out

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Mosul Archbishop: When Western Evil Is Fused With Arab Stupidity Nations Die

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 26, 2014

2019-08-13_150422.png“We Instilled Culture in the Muslims, But They Sold Us Out”

In a TV interview, Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Nikodimos Daoud, the diocese of Mosul and the Kurdistan region, said that the Christians had instilled culture in the Arabs and Muslims, but “they sold us out for nothing.” Baghdad, he said, is ruled by mafias, as the result of the “mistaken policies” of the U.S. and the West. “When Western evil is fused with Arab stupidity, nations die,” said the archbishop, in the Mayadeen TV interview which aired on August 18, 2014.

Here are some excerpts:

We don’t even have knives. How can we defend ourselves if we don’t have weapons of any kind? When those [ISIS] takfirists come to get you… They reject the other, and say that they want to die in order to get their 72 virgins and eternal boys. We don’t have concepts of this type. We have pens, paper, culture, and knowledge. We don’t have anything to fight with. A Christian cannot live where law does not prevail. We can only live in a place governed by law. Where there is no law to protect us and guarantee our rights, we cannot live, because we have no weapons, and we were not brought up – by our religion, society, and family – on the culture of blood, killing, and plunder.We don’t have such a culture, you have to understand this. The others do have this culture. Now we must defend ourselves against these beasts. They are beasts. We are not beasts. We represent true humanity. We do not know how to slaughter. We do not know how to kill. All we know is how to write and how to instill culture in those around us – just as we instilled culture in the Arabs and Muslims in the past, when they came here as conquerors… I don’t know if we should call them conquests or raids.When they entered our lands, we – the Syriac Christians in particular – instilled culture in them. History will curse us for educating them and for translating books for them. We have been instilling culture in them to this very day, but they sold us out for nothing. The countries for which we were willing to die spat us out.

[…]I used to live in Australia, but I returned because I missed Mosul, but the Mosul I had missed drove me out, humiliated me, and damaged my honor and the honor of my flock. What is left today of my love for this land? I say this with tears in my eyes.Why did we come to Kurdistan? We have come for one reason and one reason only: There is law here. People, you have to realize that there has been no law in Iraq for 10 years. Baghdad is ruled by mafias: looting, plundering, oppression, militias, and sectarianism…

All this is the result of the mistaken policies of the U.S. and the West. When Western evil is fused with Arab stupidity, nations die. So here we are, dying before the eyes of the world.

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We will never agree to live as dhimmis, as I have said time and again. A dhimmi is a slave. We are not, and will never agree to be, dhimmis. Anyone who agrees to be a dhimmi is better off dead. We don’t want to be anybody’s dhimmis. God created us free, and free we shall die.

Christians in the Middle East Now Face Eradication

ONE OF the greatest crimes in history is happening right now. Yet it is something almost nobody will discuss. No European capital has been brought to a standstill by a march expressing outrage. There are few calls for war-crimes trials of the perpetrators.

The crime is the wholesale eradication of Christianity from the continent that gave it birth. Across the Middle East, with the exception of Israel, Christians are in the process of being ethnically and religiously cleansed. It is a genocide and a crime not just against humanity but against our civilization. Even under the tyrannies of Saddam Hussein and Bashar al-Assad there was a degree of religious tolerance in Iraq and Syria towards minorities.

Certainly there was a tolerance not present in Saudi Arabia, Iran or other hardline theocracies in the region.

In recent weeks I have spoken to people who got this order. One woman received a call at her family home in Mosul the night that IS arrived. They told her and her family to leave their house because they were Christian. If they did not they would be killed. They fled that night.

Some fleeing Christians sought sanctuary in the few remaining Christian villages but they were then overrun in turn. IS has cut off the heads of Christians including the children in Christian families they have captured. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled in their path. Those who have not been able to leave – including some of the elderly and disabled – have been forced to convert. Some have. Others chose martyrdom.

Earlier this month when the Yazidi sect faced eradication at the hands of IS the world rallied to do something but in the face of the eradication of Christianity the Christians of Iraq stand alone. Even the churches in the West remain largely mute. Our politicians do nothing.

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War On Christians: The Only Two Christian Cities in Japan BOMBED

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 9, 2014

Christian cities? Is this true?
 
Nagasaki Target Selection
 
CathedralNagasakiOn August 6, 1945, the first uranium-based atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. An estimated 140,000 people died as a result. The bomb, known as Little Boy, had never been tested before being detonated. The Hiroshima bomb was a diversion meant to help conceal the fact that the second city bombed, Nagasaki, was the real target, particularly its Christian population who presented a threat to the NWO’s one-world plans. Even if the Hiroshima uranium bomb had failed because it had never been tested, it would still have been useful in helping to disguise the NWO agenda.
 
 
The NWO is very clever, and its leaders understand the marketing principle called the Law of Leadership. This marketing principle states that people remember the first event in a new category and pay less attention to the second event in the new category. Marketing experts Al Ries and Jack Trout provide an example. Ask yourself who was the first person to fly the Atlantic Ocean solo? Many people can correctly answer the question with Charles Lindbergh. Now ask yourself what is the name of the second person to fly the Atlantic Ocean solo? Fewer people know the answer to this question. Understanding this principle is critical for understanding why Hiroshima, having no connection to destroying Christianity, was the first target.
 
The plutonium version of the bomb had been tested on July 16, 1945 in a test code-named Trinity. Unlike the Hiroshima bomb that had never been tested, the plutonium bomb was proven to work. The plutonium bomb, called Fat Man, was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 killing an estimated 70,000 people. The group responsible for dropping this second bomb knew that by dropping it on Nagasaki they would be striking at the center of Christianity in Japan.
 
 
The NWO, intimately involved in every aspect of the atomic program, wanted more than just the defeat of Japan. Nagasaki was the window through which Christians first arrived in Japan in 1549 and the place where Christianity first began to be exterminated. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (February 2, 1536 or March 26, 1537 – September 18, 1598) was the daimyo (feudal lord) who unified Japan. In 1587 he banned Christianity. Christians were rounded up in Japan and put in large two-wheeled wagons which brought them to Nagasaki much as Jews were rounded up by Hitler in railcars; thousands died. Hideyoshi’s decree led to the famous “execution of the 26 saints” on February 5, 1597. He ordered the 26 public crucifixions in Nagasaki as an example to anyone who dared convert to Christianity.
 
 
Christianity in Nagasaki was dealt a near knockout blow by the persecutions in the 16th century and it was not until 1865, almost 300 years later, that descendants of the original Japanese Christians were discovered in the Urakami district secretly practicing their faith. By 1945 Christianity was once again a major force in Nagasaki. Unfortunately, using the U.S. military to drop an atomic bomb, the NWO was able to deliver the same “If you are a Christian you will be slaughtered” message that Hideyoshi delivered in 1587.
 
 
Evil Conceived at the Bohemian Grove
 
The atomic bomb was “conceived” at an NWO planning meeting at the Bohemian Grove in September 1942. The Bohemian Grove in Northern California is where each July elite NWO members meet for an occult ritual called the Cremation of Care. Attending the meeting where the atomic bomb was conceived were physicist Ernest Lawrence, the president of Harvard, and leaders from Standard Oil and General Electric. To this day Bohemian Grove members take particular pride in their role in creating the atomic bomb and show new members the Chalet, the building where the NWO met in 1942.
 
 
A secretive NWO group called the S-1 Executive Committee was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 17, 1942, with Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson in full control of the target selection process. However, the group that NWO agents have focused the public’s attention on as responsible for targeting decisions is the Los Alamos Target Committee. This group, led by J. Robert Oppenheimer, never even recommended Nagasaki as a target. In an effort to keep their agenda to destroy Japan’s Christians secret, the NWO started another war in Korea to distract people and created evidence to blame the Jews for the Nagasaki bombing. The Jewish Oppenheimer came close to being crucified as the Jew who targeted Christianity by targeting Nagasaki.
 
 
The NWO cover story that was successfully sold for years was that the city of Kokura was the primary target for the second bomb with Nagasaki being chosen only 12px Kokura was reported shrouded in smog. Edwin O. Reischauer, a U.S. Army Intelligence Japan Expert on Oppenheimer’s team, was falsely credited with having a deciding role on Oppenheimer’s team in selecting Nagasaki. Propaganda about Reischauer was distributed by NWO agents to draw attention away from the anti-Christian secret society members who selected Nagasaki. Reischauer revealed in his autobiography that, in fact, high level Freemason Henry Stimson made the decision that had long been attributed to Reischauer. President Truman, as explained, was also a high level Freemason, which is important because at the upper levels of Freemasonry members are NWO insiders and pledge to destroy Christianity.
 
 
Christianity, not weather, was the primary reason the B-29 bomber called Bock’s Car was ordered to destroy Nagasaki. This sad truth is also why the first explosion of an atomic bomb in New Mexico was called the Trinity shot. By choosing Trinity as the name of the first nuclear test site, the NWO was taking a direct shot at God, in effect stating that they had the power to end what God created. Christians should find the name of the Trinity site an abomination, because naming a mass murder device test site 12px the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is blasphemous.
 
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Iraq: The Yazidis, Jews and Christians, and The Origin of ‘Genocide’

The test of a nation’s civility and civilization is the manner in which it treats its most underprivileged minority
 
 
Old is Gold – But not according to the venomous Luciferians who attempt to dissolve it in their nitric acid.
 
In the video, Archbishop Nicodemus of Mosul (Nineveh) send the following powerful heartbreaking message:
 
We Christians do not take either side. We have nothing to do with either with the Sunnis or Shiites. We are native citizens of this country. We are the ones who received them in our midst. We introduced Islam into Iraq and educated the Muslims in Iraq. We were the ones who translated books so that the Muslims could be educated. We regret having translated those books to them.
 
CONNECTING THE DOTS – Genocides of:
 
WAR AGAINST ANCIENT CHRISTIAN POPULATIONS
 
This is an extract from The Silence of Our Friends: the Extinction of Christianity in the Middle East
 
 
The first Iraqi contact with Christianity came very early. Within Mesopotamia was a small vassal state called Osrhoene, its capital at Edessa, modern-day Turkey, the population of which was largely Aramaean.
 
Legend has it that the incurably ill Abgar V, King of Osrhoene, heard of Jesus and wrote a letter offering to let him stay in the country, as he was being persecuted at home. Jesus replied that he couldn’t go but he would send over his apostle Thaddeus, who arrived after the Crucifixion and cured the king of his disease. Offering asylum to the Son of God gives the country a certain moral status, but the historical reality is that Christianity had reached Edessa very early, most likely in the first century, and in the second century its King Abgar VIII converted. Edessa would remain Christian for another 18 centuries, until the First World War brought that world to an end.
 
Christians in Syria and Iraq at first welcomed the Arab invaders because they were persecuted by Byzantium and Persia, and felt an affinity with fellow Semites. And the Arab world flourished during the Islamic Golden Age, when Muslim rulers mixed and advanced the knowledge of Roman, Egyptian, Greek and even Chinese cultures. Yet this relied heavily on Christians who translated Greek philosophy into Syriac and then Arabic, which survived and arrived in Spain and Italy in the 12th and 13th centuries where they were copied into Latin, helping to influence the Renaissance (which was also sparked by the exodus of Greeks from Constantinople to Italy in 1453).
 
As Dr Suha Rassam wrote in Christianity in Iraq: “Neither the Persians who lived in Iraq, nor the Arabs that ruled the state, were conversant with Greek. In fact, translation of Greek philosophical works to Arabic was almost exclusively performed by Christian scholars. [Academic George] Qanawati enumerates over sixty translators, all of whom were Christians, except for one Sabian [a religion that focussed around the worship of angels] and one Jew.”
But the imposition of Islamic law took its toll. Umayyad caliph Umar ibn Abdul Aziz (717-720) had introduced a series of laws for dhimmis, among them that they must not “denigrate or misquote the book of Allah”, “must not undermine a Muslim’s faith” and must not erect buildings taller than the Muslims’ structures. Furthermore a Christian could not testify against a Muslim, so they could not defend themselves in legal disputes. “Some Christians were unable to withstand the effects of the jizyah, the apostasy laws, the marriage laws and their inferior status,” writes Rassam.
 
After the 9th century, Arabic began to displace Syriac among the Christians and by the 12th the language was on the ropes. Because of the Islamic tax laws the Church could not afford to maintain its centres of learning, either, and the cultural influence of the Assyrians began to wane, to the loss of the Islamic world too, which by the 13th century had passed its golden age and was in a state of prolonged cultural decline.
 
From the 18th century the Ottoman Empire, alarmed at how far behind Western Europe it had fallen, began to open up its borders, and its sheer weakness meant that it had to make trading concessions to Western governments. As part of these agreements France and Britain would act as protectors to Christians within the empire, following a precedent that went all the way back to Charlemagne but which had certainly been cemented by treaty between France and Turkey in the 16th century. The French would act as protectors for Catholics in the region, the British for the Assyrians, a role they have performed with less than godfatherly diligence.
 
More beneficial was the influence of Western Christians and Jews in promoting education. From the early 17th century, religious orders arrived in Iraq, the Capuchins followed by Carmelites and Dominicans. The Carmelites opened the first Baghdad primary school in 1721, St Joseph’s, while Dominicans did the same for Mosul in 1750. Catholics also introduced the first printing press in Iraq in 1860, and Jews set up one of the earliest modern schools, the Alliance Israelite Universelle, in 1865. It accepted non-Jewish students.
 
Iraq had had a considerable Jewish population stretching back to the Exile, and Jews comprised a third of Baghdad’s population on the eve of the First World War. Today there are 8 Jews left in Iraq. The country was also home to Mandeans, dualists who probably emerged from a Gnostic sect living west of the river Jordan in the first and second centuries. They believe in a World of Light and World of Darkness, and that the soul is imprisoned in the body and is freed by the redeemer, Manda d- Hiia, the personified “knowledge of life”. They denounce violence and have multiple baptism, and because of this like living near rivers. Then there are the Yazidi, who live in northern Iraq, mix traditional Kurdish beliefs with elements of Islam and Zoroastrianism, and believe that God created seven angels to care for the world, the most important of which is a Peacock Angel.
 
This mosaic was shattered by the Great War, in which Syriac-speakers suffered heavily, not just in the genocide but fighting for the Assyrian Levies alongside the British. It was a troubled relationship, and among the various promises that the British made during the conflict, many of which contradicted each other, were those to the Assyrians of northern Iraq who they appeared to have promised a state. Mar Shimon, the Assyrian leader, felt betrayed by Britain, which instead pushed them into the new kingdom of Iraq – and since then their history has been littered with tragedy.
 
A new and unwelcome addition was made to the English language in 1933 – genocide. It was coined by Raphael Lemkin, a lawyer working for the League of Nations, in response to the massacre of 3,000 Assyrian villagers by the new state of Iraq. Ironically Lemkin was a Polish Jew and would lose 49 relatives in the Holocaust, although after taking part in the defence of Warsaw he managed to escape to Sweden.
 
After the war and the establishment of Israel in 1948, Iraq’s Jewish population of 150,000, which had been in the country for 25 centuries, was airlifted to Israel to escape massive levels of violence. Christians suffered various degrees of repression but numbered as many as 1.4 million in 1987 when a census was taken under Saddam Hussein. They were certainly ill-treated under Ba’athism, although it was motivated primarily by ethnic rather than religious hatred, as Saddam sought to Arabize Aramaic-speakers in the north, as well as Kurds.
But the American invasion of 2003 was followed, in less than a decade, by the almost total destruction of a community who trace their faith back 18 centuries, and their language and culture much longer, under the watch of their co-religionists from the most powerful state on earth.
 
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Kill us, torture us, condemn us, grind us to dust; your injustice is the proof that we are innocent. Therefore God suffers (allows) that we thus suffer….Nor does your cruelty, however exquisite, avail you; it is rather a temptation to us. The oftener we are mown down by you, the more in number we grow; the blood of Christians is seed.” (Tertullian, 197 A.D)
 

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