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Britain Didn’t Accept a Single Christian Refugee, Accepted Muslims Only

Posted by addisethiopia on July 29, 2018

No Christians among 1,112 Syrian refugees resettled in UK

The Home Office has admitted that not a single Christian was among the 1,112 Syrian refugees resettled in the UK in the first three months of this year.

The four Christians out of 1,358 Syrian refugees recommended by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for resettlement in the UK were rejected. Only Muslim refugees from the war-torn country were granted permission to resettle.

The information came to light following a freedom of information request by the Barnabas Fund – a charity that supports persecuted Christians.

In a statement, the charity said: “As Barnabas Fund recently reported, of the 7,060 Syrian refugees the UNHCR recommended to the UK in 2017 only 25 were Christians (0.35 per cent). However, the Home Office only accepted eleven of these – meaning that Christians made up only 0.23 per cent of Syrian refugees resettled in the UK last year.”

The charity explained it had to “go to considerable lengths to obtain these figures in the face of what appeared to be a sustained attempt by Home Office officials to avoid their release”.

The information was provided following the charity taking the “extreme step of obtaining an order from the Information Commissioner’s Office threatening the Home Office with contempt of court proceedings in the High Court”.

The statement went on to say: “It is widely accepted that Christians, who constituted around 10 per cent of Syria’s pre-war population, were specifically targeted by jihadi rebels and continue to be at risk.

“As last year’s statistics more than amply demonstrate, this is not a statistical blip. It shows a pattern of underrepresentation and significant prima facie evidence of discrimination that the government has a legal duty to take concrete steps to address.”

Syria marked the seventh anniversary in March this year of the popular uprising that sparked the country’s vicious war.

Half a million Syrians have been killed and 6.1 million have been internally displaced, according to the United Nations.

Responding to the revealed figure, the Home Office said in a statement: “The vulnerable person resettlement scheme prioritises the most vulnerable refugees who have fled the Syrian conflict, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

“We are working with the UNHCR and other partners to reach groups that might be reluctant to register for the scheme for fear of discrimination and unaware of the options available to them.”



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ግብጽ | “መሀመድን ከኢየሱስ ጋር አመሳስለሃል” ብለው በመቆጣት ሙስሊሞች የክርስቲያኖችን መንደር አጠቁ

Posted by addisethiopia on July 12, 2018

ከትናንትና ወዲያ በሚኒያ አውራጃ በሺህ የሚቆጠሩ ሙስሊሞች ተጠራርተው የኮፕት ወገኖቻችን ቤተክርስቲያን፣ ቤቶችና ሱቆች “እናንት ኩፋር የመስቀል አምላኪዎች፡ ከነቀሳውስታችሁ ከዚህ ከተማ ገና እናባርራችኋለን፤ አላህ ዋክበር!እያሉ በማውደም ላይ ናቸው። ለዚህ ጥቃታቸው የሰጡት ምክኒያት፦ “በፌስቡክ ላይ መሀመድን ከኢየሱስ ጋር በማመሳሰልህ የነብያችንን ክብር ነክተሃል፣ እስልምናን አንቋሽሸሃል” የሚል ነው።

በሚኒያ አውራጃ የምትገኘው ሜንባል ከተማ እስከ 45ሺህ ነዋሪዎች ሲኖሯት፡ 30% የሚሆኑት ኮፕት ወገኖቻችን ናቸው።

ጥቃቱ አሁንም ቀጥሏል፤ ኮፕቶች ከቤታቸው መውጣት ፈርተዋል፣ የፖሊስ ጥበቃ ቢደረግላቸውም ሙስሊም ጎረቤቶቻቸው “እንገላችኋለን” እያሏቸው ነው፣ ክርስቲያን ህፃናት በመጮህ ላይ ናቸው። ጥቃቱን የሚፈጽሙት እነማን እንደሆኑ ቢታወቅም እስካሁን ለመታሠር የበቃ ሙስሊም የለም።

በሊቢያ ሰማዕት ለመሆን ከበቁት 21 ኮፕቶች መካከል አንዱ ከዚህ ሠፈር ነበር።

መቼ ይሆን ከክርስቲያን ወገኖቻችን ጋር ለመተባበር ሚሊዬን ኢትዮጵያውያን መስቀል አደባባይ የሚወጡት?

Egypt: Copts Attacked After Facebook Post Showing ‘Contempt of Islam

An attack by a Muslim mob on Copts in a village in the Egyptian governorate of Minya on Monday (9 July) has left the Coptic community holed up in their houses, while security forces patrol the streets.

A local source told World Watch Monitor the situation is still very tense in the village of Menbal, 225km south of Cairo, which was also home to Gaber Mounir Adly, one of the 21 men beheaded by Islamic State in Libya in 2015.

Monday’s attack took place after Muslim villagers in Menbal, which has a population of 45,000, 30% of whom are Copts, accused a Coptic Christian of publishing a post on his Facebook page that insulted Islam, said the source, who did not wish to be named. In his post, published last Thursday (5 July), the 35-year-old Abdo Adel had compared Islam’s prophet, Muhammad, with Jesus.

The Muslim villagers filed a complaint with the police in the nearby city of Matay. Adel was arrested the following day (Friday 6 July) on charges of insulting Muhammad and contempt of Islam. He was put in custody pending further investigation.

On the day of his arrest, a group of young Muslim men tried to attack his house and had to be dispersed by police who were guarding the Copt’s home, according to the source.

We will displace you

Three days later, on Monday evening, the police were called in at 11.30pm because a mob was attacking Copts and their properties in the village.

The Muslim extremists in our village and the nearby villages incited the Muslim villagers against us …. They began pelting the Coptic-owned houses with stones and bricks, while shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ [Allah is the greatest] and chanting slogans against Copts, such as ‘We will displace you and the priest from our village, oh kaffir [infidels], oh the worshipers of the cross, oh defiled people’,” Girgis Shawky, a 32-year-old resident told World Watch Monitor.

Windows were smashed and some of the Copts sustained minor injuries. The attackers also attempted to break into the St. Tadros Church and the house of the priest, Fr. Makarious El-Kommas Antoun, but security personnel who were guarding the properties stopped them by firing in the air, he said.

However the police were unable to disperse the crowd. Only at about 1am on Tuesday morning (10 July), when regional security forces arrived, was order restored, although none of the attackers were arrested, said Shawky.

He added that “security forces have cordoned off the houses owned by Christians and the church”, while a curfew has been imposed from 8pm until 8am.

A state of panic

We lived very terrible moments while the mob were attacking our homes. Our children were screaming,” said Hany Adly, a Copt who owns an electrical-supplies shop in the village.

All of us [Copts] have stayed in our homes. We are afraid to get out to the village streets. There is a state of panic and fear among all of us here. I cannot open my shop. Despite the presence of security forces in the village, we are still receiving threats from our Muslim neighbours. They say they will take revenge on all of us as soon as the security forces leave the village. We are afraid that they will attack us this Friday after their noon prayers.”



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የኡጋንዳ አስገራሚ ታሪክ | ከ132 ዓመታት በፊት እንግሊዞች ያስቀመጡት ሰዶማዊ ንጉሥ 45 ክርስቲያኖችን ቆራርጧቸው ነበር

Posted by addisethiopia on June 8, 2018

ባለፈው እሑድ ዕለት ሁለት ሚሊዮን የሚጠጉ ኡጋንዳውያን ምዕመናን በናሙጎንጎ ከተማ ወደ አደባባይ ወጥተው ነበር። (ከአውሮፕላን ላይ የተነሳው ቪዲዮው፡ በስተመጨራሻ)


132 ዓመታት በፊት በአረመኔው ሰዶማዊ ንጕሥ፡ ሙዋንጋ 2ኛው የተገደሉትን 45 ክርስቲያኖች ለማስታወስ ነበር

..አ ሰኔ 3, 1886 .(አዲስ አበባ የተቆረቆረችበት ዓ.) ላይ፡ በ ዕለተ ዕርገት፡ ክርስትናን የተቀበሉት 45 ቡጋንዳውያን (የቀደሞ የኡጋንዳ መጠሪያ) በሰዶማዊው ንጉስ ተቃጥለው፣ ተቆራርጠውና ተሰልበው ነበር። ይህን በማስታወስም፡ ጁን 3 ብሔራዊ የክርስቲያኖች ዓመታዊ የሰማዕታት መታሰቢያ በዓል ሆኗል።

A Short History of the Uganda Martyrsበሚለው መጽሐፉ ኡጋንዳው ደራሲ የሚከተለውን ጽፏል፦

ሰማዕታቱ እስካሁን ድረስ የክርስቲያን ኡጋንዳዎችን መንፈስ ይቀሰቅሳል፤ እኛ እነርሱን መምሰል እንፈልጋለን እና እንደ እነርሱ ለመሆን ድፍረትን ለማግኘት በምስጋና እንጸልያለን፣ ሰዎች ከሩቅ ቦታዎች በእግራቸው ተጉዘው ወደዚህ የሰማእታት ቦታ ይመጣሉ በዚህም መንፈሳዊነታቸውን ያስቀድሳሉ

እንግሊዛውያን ስልጣን ላይ ያወጡት ይህ ሰዶማዊ ንጉስ ለአጸያፊ ሱሱ ክርስቲያኖቹን ማሳመን እና መጠቀም ስላልቻለ ወይም፡ ለሰዶማዊ ጨምላቃነቱ አሻፈረን ስላሉት ነበር በጭካኔ ሊገድላቸው የበቃው። “African Holocaust: The Story of the Uganda Martyrs በሚባለው መጽሐፍ ላይ ይህ ተጠቅሷል።

ቡጋንዳ (ኡጋንዳ) የእንግሊዝ ቅኝ ልትሆን የበቃችው፤ ይህን እራሳቸው ያስቀመጡትን ሰዶማዊ ንጉሥ “ጨካኝ ነው፤ እርሱን መዋጋት አለብን!” በሚል ሰበብ ፡ በዘመቻ መልክ በመግባት ነበር። በኋላም ላይ ሌላውን ጨካኝ አረመኔ፡ ኢዲ አሚን ዳዳን (ሙስሊም ነበር) ስልጣን ላይ ያወጡት እንግሊዛውያኑ እና አረቦቹ ነበሩ።

በዚህ ዘመን ዓለማችንን እየመሩ ያሉት ሰዶማውያን እና ሕፃናት ደፋሪ ነገሥታት ናቸው። እነዚህ እርኩሶች ቴክኖሎጂን እየተጠቀሙና ከመሀመዳውያኑ ጋር እየተባበሩ ክርስቲያኖችን በመቆራረጥ፣ በመቀቀል ላይ ናቸው።

ስንቶቻችን ነን ከጥቂት ዓመታት በፊት በጂማ፣ ጋሞጎፋ፣ ስልጤና ሐረር፡ እንዲሁም ከሦስት ዓመታት በፊት በሊቢያ የታረዱትን ሰማዕታት ወገኖቻችን የምናስታውስ?

እኛ ተሰደን በማለቅ ላይ ነን፤ ግን ለመሆኑ ከኡጋንዳ የሚሰደዱ “ስደተኞችን” አይተን እናውቃለንን? በጭራሽ!

ፊተኞቹ ኋለኞች እንዳንሆን መጠንቀቅ ይኖርብናል!

Two Million Celebrate Uganda Martyrs Killed for Spurning Sodomite King

Over two million African pilgrims streamed into Namugongo, Uganda, on Sunday to commemorate the 45 Ugandan Christian martyrs executed for resisting the homosexual advances of King Mwanga II in the late nineteenth century.

On June 3, 1886, King Mwanga had 26 of his male pages who had converted to Christianity burned alive at Namugongo, the present-day site of the national shrine to the Uganda martyrs. Among the other 19 Christian martyrs, the king had six castrated, six beheaded, five dismembered, and two speared.

According to historian Marie de Kiewiet Hemphill, the “immediate pretext, if not the whole cause, for the tragedy was the refusal of the young Christian pages at the court to yield to Mwanga’s unnatural desires.”

Initially, Mwanga bore no animosity toward the Christian missionaries, both Anglican and Catholic, but as king, he resented the Christian influence over the behavior of his subjects. While still loyal to their king, the Christian converts professed ultimate fidelity to Christ and refused to yield to Mwanga’s homosexual advances.

Mwanga took this to be a treasonous insult and became determined to rid his kingdom of Christian teachings and its adherents.

Mwanga took no action against the women among th converts but carried out his fury only against the men who refused to give in to him. The king became infuriated with “the religion which made them prefer death to submission to his shameful demands,” wrote John F. Faupel, in African Holocaust: The Story of the Uganda Martyrs.

On June 3, 1886, the Christian feast of the Ascension that year, the king rounded up his pages who had converted to Christianity and had them march several miles to Namugongo, where he burned them alive on a pyre.

The heroism of the young martyrs galvanized Christianity in Buganda (present-day Uganda), and June 3 has become a national day of Christian celebration.

Ugandan Catholic priest Paul Gyaviira Muwanga said last week that June 3 is a fundamental day for the nation’s Christians because of the witness of the martyrs executed in Namugongo.

We should not forget that there are other martyrs who lost their lives before and after June 3rd but we remember all of them on that day, in praying for grace so that God can have mercy unto them,” Father Muwonga said.

Ben Tenywa, the author of A Short History of the Uganda Martyrs who works at the Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo, said that the martyrs continue to inspire Ugandan Christians today.

We would like to emulate them and we pray through intercession to give us courage to be like them,” he said. “People walk from far to make a journey of faith as an act to sanctify themselves spiritually.”

For Sunday’s celebrations, police estimated that at least two million people attended the mass, with pilgrims present from all over Uganda as well as from other countries in Africa, Europe, and even the United States. An aerial video of the crowds can be seen below:

Some of the pilgrims traveled hundreds of miles on foot to reach the shrine. More than 30 bishops from throughout Africa were joined by more than 200 priests in concelebrating the mass, over which Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo of Tororo, Uganda, presided.

Pope Paul VI canonized the Uganda Martyrs in October 1964.



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ባቢሎን ሳዑዲ አረቢያ በታሪክ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ አብያተክርስቲያናትን ለመሥራት ተስማማች

Posted by addisethiopia on May 4, 2018

ከቫቲካን ቀሳውስት ጋር በመደራደር ነው አዲሱ የሳዑዲ ልዑል እዚህ ውሳኔ ላይ የደረሱት።

ተዓምረኛ የሆነ ዘመን ላይ እንገኛለን፤ ተመስገን!

ቫቲካን እስልምናን ፈጥራልች” ተብሎ የሚነገርለት የጭምጭምታ ታሪክ ምናልባት እውነት ሊሆን ይችላል። እኔም እንደሚመስለኝ እስልምናን የፈጠሩት ወይ ኢትዮጵያውያን፣ ወይ አይሁዶች፣ ወይም ደግሞ ሮማ ካቶሊኮች ናቸው።

የሙስሊሞች “ቅድስት አገር” ሳዑዲ ባርባሪያ፡ ጣረ ሞት ላይ ናት፤ በቃ እስልምና አለቀለት!! በራሳቸው “ሃዲት” እንደተጻፈውና ጂብሪል ለነብያቸው ሹክ እንዳለለት ከሆነ፦ “ኢቲዮጲያዊው ጥቁሩን የመካ ካባ ድንጋይ በቀጫጫ እግሩ እየረገጠ ያፈራርሰዋል”። የተበላሸ ሰዓት በቀን ሁለቴ ትክክል ነው፤ አዎ! የመካ መፈራረሻዋ ቀን ደርሷል፡ ስለዚህ የኢትዮጵያ ሙስሊም ወገኖቻችን ከእሳቱ ቶሎ ማምለጥ ይኖርባቸዋል።

በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ፡ በፈረዖናዊ ትዕቢትና ግትርነት “አክሱም ላይ አሁን መስጊድ መስራት አለብን” ይሉ ይሆናል፤ ግን ይህ ግብዝነት፣ ውስልትና እና ወንጀል ነው የሚሆነው።


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ስለ ሃይማኖታቸው ሲሉ በሙስሊሞች ሕይወታቸውን በግፍ ለተነጠቁት 30 ኢትዮጵያውያን ሰምዓታት ቤተክርስቲያን መሠራት ይኖርበታል

Posted by addisethiopia on April 23, 2018


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Italy Drive-By Shootings | ጥቁሮችን ማደን ጀምረዋል: Gunman ‘Targeting Black People’ Opens Fire on Pedestrians in City Of Macerata

Posted by addisethiopia on February 3, 2018

ክርስቲያኖች፣ ጥቁሮች” ፡ ጦርነት ላይ እንገኛለን!

በጣልያኗ ማሴራታ አንድ የጣሊያን ናዚ ከመኪና ላይ ሆኖ በመንገድ የሚያያቸው ጥቁሮች ላይ ተኩስ ከፈተ። ጥቁሮች ከቤቶቻቸው እንዳይወጡ የከተማዋ ከንቲባ ማስጠንቀቂያ ሰጠ።

A number of people have been injured after at least one gunman apparently targeting black people opened fire in the Italian city of Macerata, according to reports.

The mayor of Macerata, located about 125 miles (200km) east of Rome, said a “person who sowed panic in our city” was captured after locals were told to stay inside for their own safety.

The person who sowed panic in our city this morning was captured. You can get out of your homes and pick up the kids from school!” Mayor Romano Carancini said in a statement posted on local Facebook sites.

Just an hour earlier, officials had told locals to stay indoors as an “armed man in a car is shooting in the city.”

The website of newspaper Corriere della Sera said a man fired from a car window at two young African migrants shortly after 11am. (10am UK time) Saturday, injuring one of them. A short while later another migrant and an African woman were shot.

Italian police confirmed that all those injured were of “foreign nationality.”

It was unclear how many perpetrators were involved but Italian newspaper La Repubblica said there may have been two people in a black Alfa Romeo.

At least seven people were injured in the attack, according to local reports, and five have been taken to hospital, according to local media reports.The website of newspaper Corriere della Sera said a man fired from a car window at two young African migrants shortly after 11am. (10am UK time) Saturday, injuring one of them. A short while later another migrant and an African woman were shot.

Italian police confirmed that all those injured were of “foreign nationality.”

It was unclear how many perpetrators were involved but Italian newspaper La Repubblica said there may have been two people in a black Alfa Romeo.

At least seven people were injured in the attack, according to local reports, and five have been taken to hospital, according to local media reports.


Pay attention; they are targeting Blacks and Christians, not Arabs and Muslims who are 95% of the migrants.

Bomb The Countries, Push The Migration, Create The Chaos, Offer The Solution. Its Called The Hegelian Dialect…


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Time for Christians of This World to Form the Organisation of Christian Cooperation

Posted by addisethiopia on December 22, 2017

My Note: This’s a fascinating thought. I think Ethiopia — as, argueably, the 1st Christian nation in the world, and that has no diabolical agendas or imperial ambitions – is a perfect candidate to take the initiative in forming an Organisation of Christian Cooperation. A historical chance for The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

[1 John 3:10 ]

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.

The OIC Is The Muslim World’s Voice. Christian Countries Should Have One Too

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) bills itself as “the collective voice of the Muslim world.”

Founded in 1972 as the “Organisation of the Islamic Conference” and adopting its current name in 2011, the OIC joins 57 Member States in what is billed as the second-biggest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations. The OIC’s declared mission is —

‘… to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world…. The Organization has the singular honor to galvanize the Ummah [i.e., all Muslims as a community] into a unified body and have actively represented the Muslims by espousing all causes close to the hearts of over 1.5 billion Muslims of the world.

The Organization has consultative and cooperative relations with the UN and other intergovernmental organizations to protect the vital interests of the Muslims and to work for the settlement of conflicts and disputes involving Member States. In safeguarding the true values of Islam and the Muslims, the organization has taken various steps to remove misperceptions and has strongly advocated elimination of discrimination against Muslims in all forms and manifestations.’

Despite intra-Islamic conflicts – notably the Sunni-Shiite divide led by Saudi Arabia and Iran respectively – the OIC is vocal in promoting a unified Muslim perspective on issues where there is a broad consensus. For example, the OIC recently issued a strong statement denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration that the United States considers Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital. The OIC’s information chief also took a position on the internal affairs of traditionally Christian European countries, to the effect that mass Muslim migration – what Srdja Trifkovic has called the Third Muslim Invasion – is really doing Europe a big favor. No, it’s no bother at all – we’ll just help ourselves!

Whatever one thinks of the OIC’s activities and perspectives on various issues, one should nonetheless commend Muslim countries for their activism. Keep in mind, the OIC is an official organization of governments in the Islamic world, not of religious, academic, or NGO activists, though the latter contribute to the OIC’s mission. Again, give credit where credit is due.

But where is the comparable activism by the governments of Christian countries? There is certainly an ample empirical basis for a Christian version of the OIC. Consider:

There are almost two and half billion Christians in the world. The number of Muslims is about 1.8 billion. Granted, the reality behind such numbers largely reflects formal identification rather than active belief and worship, but the social importance of even pro forma self-description or communal tradition should not be dismissed.

  • Approximately 120 sovereign states have a Christian majority.

  • This compares to about 50 countries with a Muslim majority.

There are four countries formally called Islamic republics (Afghanistan, Iran, Mauritania, and Pakistan), plus approximately 20 others where Islam’s leading status is defined in law. For example, Article 2 of the Constitution of Oman states that “The religion of the State is Islam and Islamic Sharia is the basis for legislation”; Article 1 of the Basic Law of Saudi Arabia states that the kingdom “is a sovereign Arab Islamic state with Islam as its religion,” with the Sunni Wahhabist sect in practice given preeminence over the minority Shia. By contrast, because of Christianity’s inherent distinction between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Caesar, it would be hard to envision comparable “Christian states,” though the Holy See (the Vatican) is a Christian theocracy. Nor is there a Christian counterpart to Sharia as a religious basis for civil law. Nonetheless there are approximately 30 states where Christianity, or a particular Christian church, is singled out for a unique legal status or described as the traditional or leading faith. These include the Church of England, the Lutheran churches in Scandinavia, the Orthodox churches of Greece and Georgia, and the Roman Catholic Church in Argentina (Constitution, Article 2: “The Federal Government supports the Roman Catholic Apostolic religion.”), Costa Rica, Panama, Malta, Monaco, Liechtenstein, and others. For example, the Lateran Treaties regulating relations with the Vatican are affirmed in the Italian Constitution (Article 7). The Constitution of Georgia states (Article 9(1)) that “State shall recognise the outstanding role of the Apostolic Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Georgia in the history of Georgia and its independence from the State.” Several other states grant de facto primacy to a church without formal legal sanction, with the primacy accorded the Russian Orthodox Church a notable example. Finally there are many secular countries where Christian morality and heritage are central to national identity and state policy. Even the United States once prided itself on calling itself a Christian nation, in substance if not in law, in the words of many prominent statesmen well into the 20th century.

The flags of about 20 countries include specifically Islamic symbols, either the crescent moon or the shahada statement of faith (notably on the flag of Saudi Arabia). About 30 national flags carry a depiction of the Christian cross, with an additional dozen or so if naval ensigns are counted (for example the Saint Andrew’s cross on the flags of the Russian and Belgian fleets, and the Saint George’s cross on the ensigns of India, South Africa, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Trinidad and Tobago, and others whose civil flags do not display a cross).

What would be the purpose of a Christian version of the OIC? (For purposes of discussion, let’s call it the “Organisation of Christian Cooperation,” or the OCC.) Let’s take a leaf from the OIC and paraphrase: the mission of the OCC would be to –

“… protect the vital interests of Christians and to work for the settlement of conflicts and disputes involving Member States. In safeguarding the true values of Christianity and Christians, the OCC will take various steps to remove misperceptions and strongly advocate elimination of discrimination against Christians in all forms and manifestations.”

That would be a pretty good start, wouldn’t it? We could perhaps begin inside some of the nominally Christian countries, like the United Kingdom, where a spokesman for the government of Prime Minister Theresa May recently refused to confirm that publicly affirming the divinity of Jesus Christ could not land a person in jail for “hate speech.” The notion that simple expression of Christian belief and adherence to Christian moral principles, notably in the area of sexuality, constitutes hate has become a global phenomenon. No other religion’s believers are routinely defamed in this way.

Of course, as with the OIC a prospective OCC could and should be vocal on international issues. Starting in the 1990s, it began to be apparent even in polite, secular company that persecution of Christians was rampant in some countries, and that indeed more Christians died for their faith in the 20th century alone than in all the 19 centuries preceding it.

To come to grips with anti-Christian persecution, the U.S. Congress enacted the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, which in implementation unfortunately soon veered towards promoting generic “religious liberty” and away from countering actual persecution – chiefly of Christians at the hands of communist regimes (mainly in the past) and Muslim militants (now).

Perhaps Christian persecution would be a good topic for an Organisation of Christian Cooperation to raise with the OIC, asking it as an intergovernmental organization to take forceful action to “remove misperceptions” that Islam is intolerant by insisting that all persecution of and discrimination against Christians by Muslims cease!

After all, even the Administration of President Barack Obama, who proudly declared that the U.S. was no longer “just” a Christian nation, was eventually shamed into declaring that the Islamic State was committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and Syria (though Secretary of State John Kerry took care to put Yazidis first, and then added Shia Muslims and others to avoid any appearance of caring about Christians in particular). In “safeguarding the true values of Islam and the Muslims” the OIC rarely has taken note of maltreatment of Christians. If an OCC comes into being, it must vigorously champion persecuted Christians.

Another example where Member States of a future OCC could make a positive contribution is help with postwar reconstruction in Syria, including the rebuilding of churches. The Russian government has pledged its assistance with the participation of the Orthodox Church and religious organizations. Why shouldn’t other Christian countries pitch in – not just in generic reconstruction aid but specifically to help maintain Christians in the region where Christianity was born? This kind of effort would be relevant not only in Syria but across the Middle East.

Which countries might be candidates to join a hypothetical Organisation of Christian Cooperation?

Again, let’s look at the OIC, the membership of which mainly consists of countries with a Muslim majority but also includes eight countries where Muslims are a minority: Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guyana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Suriname, Togo, and Uganda. Russia and Thailand, which are majority Christian and Buddhist respectively but have significant Muslim minorities, are OIC Observers. Thus a future OCC should not only welcome all majority Christian countries – including some that may also belong to the OIC – but others where Christians are numerically or socially significant.

For example, while South Korea is only about one-third Christian, Christians form a solid majority of that country’s citizens participating in organized religious activities. About thirty countries in sub-Saharan Africa would be obvious OCC Member State candidates, as would virtually all of Latin America. China and India, where Christian minorities outnumber the total populations of many majority-Christian countries, should certainly be welcomed as Members or Observers. Paradoxically, the main reluctance is likely to be found among such historically Christian countries as Britain, France, Germany, the Low Countries, Scandinavia, and – alas! – the U.S. and Canada, where the forces of militant secularism have become increasingly intolerant of any indication of Christian public identity among officialdom.

That leaves the question of which states might take the initiative in forming an Organisation of Christian Cooperation.

The Vatican would be an obvious key player but might not want to take the lead to avoid perceptions that the OCC might become a mechanism for Roman Catholic influence. The same could be said for Russia, whose leadership could be taken to be a front for Russia’s narrow state interests. But it should be noted that both the Holy See and the Kremlin have indicated their willingness to partner in defense of Europe’s historic Christian identity and social mores. What is notable is that this is state-to-state discourse, not just religious dialogue between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches.

Perhaps the most promising current trend is the revival of national traditions that incorporate Christian consciousness in Central Europe. For example, Poland’s new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has declared: “My dream is to make [Europe] Christian again, since unfortunately, in many places, people no longer sing Christmas carols, the churches are empty and are turning into museums, and this is very sad.” Likewise, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (a Protestant in a majority Roman Catholic country) has spoken out boldly and eloquently in defense of the Christian character of his own country but of Europe as a whole, as well as of Christians persecuted in the Middle East:

A great many times over the course of our history we Hungarians have had to fight to remain Christian and Hungarian. For centuries we fought on our homeland’s southern borders, defending the whole of Christian Europe, while in the twentieth century we were the victims of the communist dictatorship’s persecution of Christians. … For us, therefore, it is today a cruel, absurd joke of fate for us to be once again living our lives as members of a community under siege. For wherever we may live around the world – whether we’re Roman Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians or Copts – we are members of a common body, and of a single, diverse and large community.

Our mission is to preserve and protect this community. … Today it is a fact that Christianity is the world’s most persecuted religion. It is a fact that 215 million Christians in 108 countries around the world are suffering some form of persecution. It is a fact that four out of every five people oppressed due to their religion are Christians. It is a fact that in Iraq in 2015 a Christian was killed every five minutes because of their religious belief. It is a fact that we see little coverage of these events in the international press, and it is also a fact that one needs a magnifying glass to find political statements condemning the persecution of Christians.

But the world’s attention needs to be drawn to the crimes that have been committed against Christians in recent years. The world should understand that in fact today’s persecutions of Christians foreshadow global processes. The world should understand that the forced expulsion of Christian communities and the tragedies of families and children living in some parts of the Middle East and Africa have a wider significance: in fact they threaten our European values. The world should understand that what is at stake today is nothing less than the future of the European way of life, and of our identity.’

As the neo-liberal international order (symbolized by twin EU and NATO bureaucratic centers in Brussels) continue their decline, a revival of the national – and dare we hope, Christian? – spirit may be possible even in Europe. Such a revival could be an important impetus to creating an Organisation of Christian Cooperation, and in turn an OCC could help encourage that revival. This is not to minimize historic animosities even among Christians. The Polish-Russian and Croatian-Serbian enmities come readily to mind.

But if Iranians and Saudis can come together when the practical needs of Muslims per se require it, can Christians do any less? Does Christianity’s Founder, Who commanded His followers to love one another, expect any less from us? Perhaps an OCC could itself become a catalyst for reconciliation among Christians as much as a voice within the global community.

We can maybe even dare to hope that the United States is not quite lost. After all, Barack Hussein Obama is out, Donald John Trump is in. He’s even told Americans it’s alright to say “Merry Christmas!” again. If an Organisation of Christian Cooperation were to be formed, Melania Trump would make a great honorary patroness!


The Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation Is No Longer A Force On The World Stage


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ዝምታው አይብቃንም እንዴ?! | European Governments Complicit in Horrific Abuse Of Refugees and Migrants

Posted by addisethiopia on December 13, 2017

ዝምታው ይብቃ!

የቅርብ ዘመዶቻችን ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ! አዎ! በክርስቶስ ወንድሞቻችንና እህቶቻችን ናቸው

እርኩሶቹ የዔሳው እና የእስማኤል ዘሮች የያዕቆብ ዘር በሆኑት ክርስቲያኖች ላይ እየፈጸሙት ያለውን አሰቃቂ በደል ሁላችንም እያየን ነው። ከዚህ የበለጠ ማስረጃ አለን? በአገራችን እርስበርስ ሲያባሉን፣ ባሕር ማዶ ደግሞ እየበሉን ነው። በፍርድ ቀን፡ አላየንም፣ አልሰማንም፣ አላወቅንም ማለት ፈጽሞ አይችላም፤ ሁሉም ነገር ተቀርጿልና።

ወደ አውሮፓ ማስገባት የፈለጉት በጥባጮቹን አረቦችና ሙስሊሞች ብቻ ነው፤ ክርስቲያን አፍሪቃውያኑን ያው በዚህ መልክ ይመነጥራሉ፣ የባርነቱንና የግርፊያውን ስዕል ደግሞ እንደ ማስፈራሪያ እየተጠቀሙ አፍሪቃውያኑ ወደ አውሮፓ እንዳያመሩ ይሻሉ፤ ሁለት ወፍ በአንድ ድንጋይ! እርጉም የዲያብሎስ ልጆች

ለመሆኑ፡ በአገራችንOil Libya” የተሰኘው ቤንዚን ማደያ እስካሁን አልተዘጋምን? ይህ ትልቅ ቅሌት ነው! እንደ አባቶቻችን „አረብ አረቡን በለው ወገቡን!“ ብለን ወደ መንገድ የምንወጣበት ዘመን ላይ እንገኛለን እኮ!

Not only are European governments aware of the “systematic abuse” and “appalling conditions” that migrants are exposed to by Libyan authorities, they are also involved in these crimes, Amnesty International has claimed in a recent report.

In an attempt to contain the influx of sea-borne migrants and refugees, the EU member states “actively” contribute to “a sophisticated system of abuse and exploitation of refugees and migrants by the Libyan Coast Guard, detention authorities and smugglers”, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Tortured. Raped. Sold.
Rescued? No.

Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants trapped in Libya are at the mercy of Libyan authorities, militias, armed groups and smugglers, often working seamlessly together for financial gain,” said Amnesty’s Europe Director, John Dalhuisen. An estimated 20,000 people are currently kept in “these overcrowded, unsanitary detention centers,” where “torture is rife,” the group reports.

Held in detention for three months, a man from Gambia told Amnesty about the suffering he endured: “In the center they don’t give food. They beat me with a rubber hose, because they want money to release me. They call the family while beating [you] so the family send money”.

Another man, from Nigeria, named “Victor”, described the fear he felt before setting off from Libya. “I had heard stories of Libyans arresting people at sea and taking them to prison, and from there asking them to call their families to make them send money; and stories of people who had died in the sea. But I feared Libya more; in Libya they treat anyone with a dark skin as an animal…”.

People are tortured.
People are raped.
People are sold.

The EU is “complicit in these abuses”, Amnesty claims, singling out Italy. The EU governments provide support to Libya, train and equip the country’s coastguard with boats and other assistance, and clamp down on rescue efforts by the NGOs, Amnesty reports, in ‘Libya’s Dark Web of Collusion’.

By supporting Libyan authorities in trapping people in Libya, without requiring the Libyan authorities to tackle the endemic abuse of refugees and migrants or to even recognize that refugees exist, European governments have shown where their true priorities lie: namely, the closure of the central Mediterranean route, with scant regard to the suffering caused”, Dalhuisen charged.

The European policies have proved efficient, resulting in a significant drop of sea crossings compared to last year’s figures and even to the first six months of 2017, Amnesty reports. While nearly 84,000 migrants arrived in Italy by sea in the first half of the year, some 33,288 disembarked there between July and November.

Meanwhile, 3,091 didn’t make it to the shore, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) statistics estimate.

Amnesty has urged the EU to “realize the horrific consequences of their policies of containment, recognize their unlawful nature, and reset their co-operation with Libya”, as well as to “enable people to get to Europe through legal pathways”.

The North African nation, ravaged by civil war, has turned into a launch pad for those fleeing persecution, war and poverty and making a perilous journey to Europe. The IOM identified more than 400,000 refugees in Libya, Amnesty says.


Euro Mediterranean – Eu Agreement on Unlimited Arab Muslim Immigration


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Christians Face Worse Persecution Than At Any Time In History

Posted by addisethiopia on October 14, 2017

Persecution against Christians is the worst it has ever been in history, a new report from a Catholic charity is claiming.

Looking at 13 countries where Christians face the worst abuses the study by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), released on Thursday, found the outlook has worsened in all of them with the one exception being Saudi Arabia ‘where the situation was already so bad it could scarcely get any worse’, the report says.

Persecuted and Forgotten? warns Christians in many countries will not survive if violence against them continues and highlighted ‘unspeakable atrocities’ around the world including in North Korea where believers face ‘enforced starvation, abortion, and reports of faithful being hung on crosses over a fire and others being crushed under a steamroller’.

It issues a scathing attack on Western governments as speakers lined up to criticise their response at an event in the House of Lords on Thursday night to launch the research.

Lord Alton of Liverpool, a cross-bench peer and religious freedom campaigner, said there was a need ‘to separate propaganda from the reality’ when hearing about money governments have donated as ministers said UK had promised £169.5 million of support to Iraq since 2014.

Father Salar Kajo, a priest on the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq where many Christians used to live, said: ‘We Christians see very little of this aid. In reality there is nothing.

‘I am there, I am working there, I know there is nothing. It is the church that has rebuilt the houses. UNICEF come just to paint the walls,’ he told the audience of MPs, officials and journalists.

The ACN report says: ‘Governments in the West and the UN failed to offer Christians in countries such as Iraq and Syria the emergency help they needed as genocide got underway.’

John Pontifex, spokesman for the charity and editor of the report said: ‘In terms of the numbers of people involved, the gravity of the crimes committed and their impact, it is clear that the persecution of Christians is today worse than at any time in history.

‘Not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, but ever-increasing numbers are experiencing the very worst forms of persecution.’

But as well as persecution in the Middle East at the hands of Islamic extremism, the report also outlines abuses in Nigeria where ISIS-affiliate Boko Haram has displaced nearly 2 million people.

Lord Alton said: ‘It brings great shame on us that we take so little interest to what happens to our brothers and sisters in Nigeria.’

The report adds: ‘The pervasive nature of persecution – and evidence implicating regimes with whom the West has close trading and strategic links – mean that it behoves our governments to use their influence to stand up for minorities, especially Christians.

‘No longer should Christians be sacrificed on the altar of strategic expediency and economic advantage.’


Fake News Media Silent As Christians In The Middle East Being Driven Out By Islamic Terrorism

The forces of Satan and darkness are hard at work to steal, kill and destroy in these last days with the prime target being true believers in Jesus Christ.

However, the words of Jesus still ring true today, more than ever before regarding His church:…the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it”. (Matthew 16:18).


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Dirty Menial Jobs Like Toilets Cleaning Reserved Only For Christians In Pakistan

Posted by addisethiopia on October 11, 2017

A recent advertisement publicized has once again fanned anger among the religious minorities in Pakistan as the advertisement for the posts of sanitary workers calls for non-Muslim candidates only. This discriminatory ad was publicized by the Sindh government.

The recent advertisement puts forth job opportunities for car mechanic, laborer, in charge of maintenance and cleaners. However the advertisement also goes on to call only non-Muslim candidates for the position of cleaners.

Pakistani Local Government Advertises for Garbage Collectors – Only “Non-Muslims” Need Apply

Selected Comments:

Barbarians want civilized people to clean up the barbarian’s trash. That’s all I see here…

Pakistan is in the running for worst country in the world, Saudi Arabia is right behind them.

In the West Muslims get free school, housing, food, and money.In Muslims countries Christians get to sift through Muslim crap.

This is typical in some Muslim countries. I spent some time in the MidEast and they didn’t like manual labor that is beneath them. When I was there they imported a lot of Filipinos to do this work. Another reason we need to keep them out! They do like welfare though in western countries. They look at it as a just deserve from their infidel servants.

Muslims use their left hand to wipe themselves, and their right hand for eating and shaking hands. so a muslim garbage picker would probably be required to use only his left hand on the job, and it would take longer and cost the employer more. infidels are not required to abide by islamic restrictions, so can do the job much faster.

Might as well hire non muslims. muslims don’t do anything other than sit around and expect infidels to take care of them. plus who wants a garbage guy who stops working 5 times a day to pray to a rock in arabia.

Look into research of people deprogrammed from cults. You’ll see a LOT of similarities.

Pakistan Christian Boy, 14, ‘beaten To Death By Police’ In Alleged Revenge Attack

Fifa Suspends Pakistan Football Federation As ‘its Offices, Accounts Remain In Court’s Control’

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