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The West’s Real Bigotry: Rejecting Persecuted Christians

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 8, 2017

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“Unfortunately, the West has rejected the idea of solidarity with the Christians of the Middle East, prioritizing diplomacy based on oil interests and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Thus, the United States, Britain, and France have largely ignored the persecutions of the Christians of Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and Sudan, while rushing to save the oil-rich Muslim states of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait…” — Hannibal Travis, Professor of Law, 2006.

Indigenous Christians in Iraq and Syria have not only been exposed to genocide at the hands of the Islamic State and other Islamist groups, but also their applications for immigration to Western countries have been put on the back-burner by, shamefully but not surprisingly, the UN.

When one brings up the issue of Western states taking in Muslim migrants from Syria and Iraq without vetting them for jihadist ties, while leaving behind the Christian and Yazidi victims of jihadists, one is accused of being “bigoted” or “racist”. But the real bigotry is abandoning the persecuted and benign Middle Eastern Christians and Yazidis, the main victims of the ongoing genocides in Syria and Iraq.

The German government is also rejecting applications for asylum of Christian refugees and deporting them unfairly, according to a German pastor.

Nearly a third of the respondents said that most of the discrimination and violence came mostly from refugee camp guards of Muslim descent.

It is high time that not only the U.S. but all other Western governments finally saw that the Christians in the Middle East are them.

Finally, after years of apathy and inaction, Washington is extending a much-needed helping hand to Middle Eastern Christians. U.S. President Donald Trump recently announced that persecuted Christians will be given priority when it comes to applying for refugee status in the United States.

Christians and Yazidis are being exposed to genocide at the hands of ISIS and other Islamist groups, who have engaged in a massive campaign to enslave the remnant non-Muslim minorities and to destroy their cultural heritage.

The scholar Hannibal Travis wrote in 2006:

“Unfortunately, the West has rejected the idea of solidarity with the Christians of the Middle East, prioritizing diplomacy based on oil interests and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Thus, the United States, Britain, and France have largely ignored the persecutions of the Christians of Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and Sudan, while rushing to save the oil-rich Muslim states of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, as well as besieged minority Kurds, Bosnians, and Kosovars. To this day, American troops in Iraq reportedly do not always intervene against the persecution of Christians, perhaps not wanting to be seen as ‘siding with the Christians’ and thus provoke retaliation.”

Then, the so-called liberals in the West — and even Christians — started pushing back against the move.

Indigenous Christians in Iraq and Syria have not only been exposed to genocide at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) and other Islamist groups but also their applications for immigration to Western countries have been put on the back burner by, shamefully but not surprisingly, the UN.

A group of Armenians from Iraq, for example, have fled their homes in Iraq after ISIS came. Instead they have gone to Yozgat, Turkey. The newspaper Agos ran a story about them on 21 December, 2015:

“They live in hard conditions. The UN could not schedule any appointment for immigration application before 2022. They don’t know how they can live in these conditions for 7 years. The only thing they want is to meet with their relatives.”

Yozgat, one of the Anatolian cities where Armenians were exposed to the most horrific murders and exile at the hands of Muslims during the 1915 genocide, is where Armenians find themselves again, this time struggling to survive in the midst of unemployment, poverty, harassment, intolerance, and illness.

Şant Garabedyan, 23, said that no jobs are given to Christians:

“I have been in Yozgat for two months. We are eight people in the same house…. Nobody hires me, because I am a Christian. My wife is Chaldean and doesn’t wear her pectoral cross because she is afraid.”

Alis Şalcıyan said that they left Iraq fearing ISIS.

“We have been here for a year. Back in Baghdad, we felt frightened, when ISIS came to Iraq…. Someone on the street saw my necklace and spat while looking into my eyes. After that, I took it off and kept it at home…. We filed an immigration application with the UN, but they scheduled an appointment for 2022, although they scheduled appointments for the next year for others. We must wait here for seven years.”

Ğazar Setrakyan said that they left Baghdad the night ISIS came to the city: “When ISIS militants came to Baghdad, they wrote ‘house of Christians’ on our door. It was impossible to stay there. We left our home and three shops, and we ran away.”

Lusin Sarkisyan said that her son, who had worked for Americans in Iraq, was targeted by ISIS. “One day, ISIS militants threatened my son saying that they would kill his family if he continues to work with Americans. We had to run away.”

Sarkisyan added that the UN officials scheduled an appointment for an immigration application for 2018. “I do not know what we are going to do until then.”

Even when European states take in Christian refugees, they fail to protect them from the attacks of Muslims in refugee housing facilities.

According to the findings of a survey from the Christian advocacy group Open Doors USA, refugees of Christian and Yazidi descent who fled persecution in places like Syria and Iraq keep facing other religiously motivated attacks in Germany.

Since February 2016, nearly 800 Christians and Yazidi refugees were attacked by others at the relief centers and camps, according to a report entitled, “Lack of protection for religious minorities in Germany” conducted from 15 February to 30 September, 2016.

“When questioned about the nature of the attacks, assault was named most often, followed by death threats, either directed directly at the Christian refugees or their family in Germany or in their home countries.

“44 people indicated that they had been victims of sexual assaults. Other forms of persecution include insults, general threats, and physical attacks that had not been defined as an assault. 11% of those questioned felt intimidated by loud music/prayers.”

According to the testimony of a male refugee from Iraq, he received death threats after Muslims saw that he was reading the Bible:

“They wanted me to convert back to Islam. The manager of the facility said that he is helpless and cannot protect me. As I feared for my life, I then reported it to a social worker who then wrote a report. The death threats increased. The interpreter tried to trivialize the threats and conceal them from the social welfare department. The department instructed the facility management to make more of an effort to ensure my safety. They were incapable of doing so and therefore I was moved into other accommodation.”

“Muslims said,” a refugee from Iran revealed, “that ‘Islam allows us to spill your blood’, ‘Your breath and your clothes are impure’.”

A female refugee from Iran stated:

“In the beginning they were all good to us. They then realized that I am a Christian. They took the dirty water they used to clean with and emptied it over us from the top floor…. I don’t know what happened after that anymore. […] To this day [17 days later] my statement has still not been recorded.”

Yazidis, who are a persecuted and indigenous religious minority in the Middle East, are also exposed to assaults and discrimination, according to the report.

“Of the 10 Yezidi refugees three of them received death threats, two experienced sexual harassment and five suffered other forms of persecution; six reported that these occurrences took place numerous times. In three cases the perpetrators were fellow refugees and in three further cases the security staffs’ relatives were the perpetrators. Five of the victims did not report anything because they deemed it useless.”

Staff members in the refugee facilities are also involved in the discrimination. Nearly a third of the respondents said that most of the discrimination and violence came mostly from refugee-center guards of Muslim descent. According to the report:

“In the case of conflict, a large amount of the Muslim staff show their solidarity towards fellow Muslims, obstruct or trivialize the complaints. Interpreters influence the outcome of the asylum procedures in an unlawful way and sometimes they are even actively involved in the discrimination inside the facilities.”

A Christian from Iran said:

“I had a problem and reported it at the Info point again and again. There is someone there that always insults our mothers and sister. He said we are ‘neciz’ [impure].”

“The security service staff are all Arabs and they only help the Arabs,” said a Christian from Eritrea. “Whenever somebody does something wrong in the accommodation, they say: ‘It was the Christians’ even if we had done nothing.”

Only in the rarest cases would the aggrieved actually file a complaint (17% / 129 people) to the police, according to the report.

“If you include the reports and complaints presented to the facility management, then only 28% (213) sought the protection of the German authorities. 54% of those questioned (399) gave specific reasons for not filing any complaints: 48% of them were afraid, especially for fear of repeated attacks or that the situation would even get worse (36%). Other reasons were that there were no safe opportunities to contact or communicate with the police or the respective authorities because of language barriers (14%) and the impression that the report would be pointless anyhow.”

In other European states — including Austria, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Greece — Christian and Yazidi refugees are also exposed to attacks at the hands of refugees of Muslim descent.

The German government is also rejecting applications for asylum of Christian refugees and deporting them unfairly, according to a German pastor.

Dr. Gottfried Martens, a pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Berlin, reported that the German government is rejecting almost all applications for asylum from most of his church’s Iranian and Afghan refugee members, who have waited years in Germany for the government to hear their cases, according to CBN News.

Melkite Greek Catholic archbishop of Aleppo, Jean-Clément Jeanbart, said in an interview:

“The egoism and the interests slavishly defended by your governments will in the end kill you, as well. Open your eyes. Didn’t you see what happened recently in Paris?”

Apparently, they did not. They still seem to live in denial. According to the U.S. government figures, of the almost 11,000 Syrian refugees admitted to the United States in fiscal 2016, only 56 were Christian.

When one brings up the issue of Western states taking in Muslim migrants from Syria and Iraq without vetting them for jihadist ties, while leaving behind the Christian and Yazidi victims of jihadists, one is accused of being “bigoted” or “racist”. But the real bigotry is abandoning the persecuted and benign Middle Eastern Christians and Yazidis, the main victims of the ongoing genocides in Syria and Iraq.

It is true that Shia Muslims and even some Sunni Muslims — particularly secular, non-observant or moderate ones — are also threatened by the Islamic State. But ISIS and other Islamist organizations are not trying to destroy Islam and Muslims. On the contrary, they aim to further institutionalize Islam and even expand Islamic influence to other lands and establish a Caliphate (Islamic empire) based on Islamic scriptures.

Helping religious minorities in the Muslim world is not just a humanitarian issue, but also a political issue of vital importance to the West. Some people might think that the U.S. or the West should not get engaged in Middle Eastern politics.

But if the West continues turning a blind eye to the Islamic radicalization of the Middle East and North Africa, what does it expect will happen to it?

As long as Islamists keep winning “victories” across nations and as long as Christians and other non-Muslims continue to be exterminated, Islamists will gain more power and courage to expand to Europe and other parts of the world.

Radical Islamic ideology never stops where it takes over. It is a genocidal, imperialistic and colonialist ideology. It aims to murder or subjugate all non-Muslims under its rule. Islamic jihad started in the 7th century, in the Arabian Peninsula. Then through massacres and social pressure, including the jizya tax and the institution of dhimmitude, it expanded to three continents — Asia, Africa and Europe — and persecuted countless indigenous peoples.

It seems that one of the most effective ways to stop this pattern is to support Christians and other non-Muslims in the Middle East. The West would not only gain a significant ally in the Middle East, but also the political, military, and economic influence of Islamists will be weakened.

Western countries should welcome Christians and Yazidis — the main targets of genocide — to the West immediately, and also consider ways to empower them in their native lands, such as by creating safe havens for them. It is high time that not only the U.S. but all other Western governments finally saw that the Christians in the Middle East are them.

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Abandonment of Christian Victims of Genocide Today

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 27, 2015

My note on the Mediterranean Genocide: There are differences in how certain nationalities are treated by smugglers, Di Giacomo said. He noted that Libyan smugglers often viewed sub-Saharan Africans as “less valuable” than other passengers and they were often forced into the hulls of boats making the trip to Italy from Libya.

“That’s the most dangerous part of the boat,” he said. Syrians were, however, allowed spots on the deck and could purchase lifejackets, a luxury that was not always offered to sub-Saharan Africans.

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The world is witnessing the horrific genocide of Christians, reminiscent of the genocide of Armenian Christians that began this month one hundred years ago. The Vatican has estimated that “more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year.” Three Christians a minute are being murdered. As many as 100-150 million Christians are being persecuted.

Statistics alone do not tell the whole story of the toll of human suffering the Islamic genocide of Christians is exacting. The horrific killings include, for example, four Iraqi Christian children, who were beheaded for refusing to say that they would follow Muhammad and for telling their ISIS captors that they will always “love” and “follow” Jesus.

ISIS is literally wiping out ancient Christian communities in Iraq and Syria, torching churches, killing and raping the inhabitants and forcing others to convert or flee for their lives.

Egyptian Coptic Christians and Ethiopian Christians were beheaded by ISIS jihadists in Libya, all shown to the world on video.

Christian students were slaughtered by the Al-Shabaab jihadists at a university in Kenya. “If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot.” said one student who managed to survive. “We sorted people out and released the Muslims,” Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, told Reuters. “There are many dead bodies of Christians inside the building.”

In Nigeria, the Boko Haram jihadists’ massive killing spree included the decapitating of Christians with chainsaws. Here is an example of a Boko Haram call to arms against Christians, which mirrors the ISIS movement that Boko Haram has aligned with:

We know what is happening in this world, it is a jihad war against Christians and Christianity. It is a war against Western education, democracy and constitution…This is a war against Christians and democracy and their constitution. Allah says we should finish them when we get them.

This systematic slaughter and persecution of Christians by Islamists have occurred largely in the Middle East and parts of Africa, but are by no means limited solely to those regions. The jihadists have made it clear that they intend to bring their genocide to Europe and America. Indeed, the genocide is migrating along with refugees from Africa who are trying to reach Europe to start a new life. Very shortly before the tragic capsizing of a boat in the Mediterranean Sea which cost hundreds of migrants their lives, Muslim migrants in a rubber dinghy threw overboard a dozen Christians for refusing to pray to Allah. The Christian migrants drowned for staying true to their faith.

Yet President Obama does not even seem able to publicly acknowledge the horrific Islamist genocide targeted against Christian men, women and children – simply because they are Christians – that is occurring on his watch, much less do anything about it. Other world leaders, including United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, have also failed to speak out forcefully for the Christian victims. They dance around the issue rather than confront directly the Islamic jihadist source, and the innocent Christian targets, of this primary evil of our time. As Mgr Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio to Damascus put it, “Christians feel they have been abandoned.”

For example, the United Nations General Assembly held a two-day thematic debate on April 20 and 21 entitled “Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation: Fostering Peaceful, Inclusive Societies and Countering Violent Extremism.” Senior government and religious leaders attended and gave lofty speeches. In his own remarks, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon talked in general terms about violent extremism and the need for the world to “stand up to this threat.” But the Secretary General conspicuously omitted any mention of anti-Christian genocide, while specifically calling out anti-Semitism and Islamophobia for stoking hatred and costing lives.

For his part, President Obama has done more than just abandon Christians. He has condescendingly lectured Christians to remember the misdeeds he says were committed in the name of Christ many years ago, as if that somehow balances out in his relativist moral code the genocide committed by jihadists against Christians today. During the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year, Obama said: “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

Obama not only insulted Christians today who face persecution and death on a mass scale. He twisted history in trying to invoke his moral relativism. He conveniently left out that the Crusades were a response to Muslim invasions that had resulted in the capture of two-thirds of the old Christian world and that Christian churches took a leadership role in the fights against slavery and segregation.

a4de357d-9bd6-4fb2-957b-57b97f7d1681-654x1020Indeed, if President Obama wants to harken back to historical times for lessons, then he should look to the far closer parallels between the genocide that Turkish Muslims inflicted on Armenian Christians a century ago and the jihadists’ genocide of Christian men, women and children today. While Pope Francis labeled the Armenian massacres as “the first genocide of the 20th century” and some European leaders are willing to use the term “genocide” to describe what happened to the Armenians, President Obama has hidden behind euphemisms. He won’t use the word “genocide” when addressing the horrors that befell the Armenian Christians. He doesn’t want to insult the sensibilities of Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom Obama has called one of his five top friends among world leaders (which, unsurprisingly, did not include Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu).

Samantha Power, whom President Obama chose to succeed Susan Rice as his UN ambassador, wrote more than a decade ago the Pulitzer Prize winning book entitled “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” She wrote then that “[p]olicymakers have been able to accentuate the grayness and moral ambiguity of each crisis” in order to justify doing nothing. In early 2008, Ms. Power urged Armenian-Americans to vote for Barack Obama as president, noting his pledge as a candidate that “as president I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.”

Ms. Power vouched for Obama’s honesty in making that pledge:

I know him very well and he’s a person of incredible integrity, and he’s not going to focus-group his way to making very important policy decisions. He’s a true friend of the Armenian people, an acknowledger of the history.”

Obama has not kept his word since he took office to officially “recognize the Armenian Genocide.” And as the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide approaches, it is reported that he is still resisting the use of the term “genocide” to describe what the Muslim Turks did to the Christian Armenians. Using euphemisms such as “great calamity” does not accurately convey the truth of the deliberate policy of annihilation of an ethnic, largely Christian people. When I asked Ambassador Power for comment, she repeated three times “I don’t want to talk about it” and walked away.

Ambassador Power should be used to the “moral ambiguity” in her post at the UN. “Moral ambiguity” is the UN’s stock in trade. United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on April 22nd that the Secretary General is “fully aware of the sensitivities related to the characterization of what happened in 1915.” However, he prefers to refer to what happened as an “atrocity crime” rather than genocide. Indeed, during the same week of the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the Muslim Turks’ genocide committed against Armenian Christians, Ban Ki-moon went out of his way to praise the Turkish government for its “generous invitation and offer to host the first-ever international Humanitarian Summit meeting in Istanbul next year.”

As George Santayana wrote (in The Life of Reason, 1905 – ten years before the Armenian genocide began): “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Just as the rising wave of Islamic jihad has led directly to today’s genocide of so many Christians, so too did Islamic jihad in the Turkish-led Ottoman Empire contribute to the genocide of Armenians a century ago. As early as 1909, a Turkish Mufti (religious leader), urged Turks to kill Armenians because “they were against Muslims and God.” In early 1915, a fatwa was issued against non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire.

Beginning on April 24, 1915, a deliberate policy to exterminate a whole population with mass killings and deportations was put into motion. Armenian Christians were shot, stabbed and beaten to death. Some had their throats slit. Women and children were marched to the desert to die, except for those children who were given one option to avoid death – renounce their Christian faith.

U.S. ambassador to Turkey at the time, Henry Morgenthau, described what he called a “death warrant to a whole race.” He said that “persecution of Armenians is assuming unprecedented proportions,’ which included “terrible tortures, wholesale expulsions and deportations from one end of the Empire to the other, accompanied by frequent instances of rape, pillage and murder, turning into massacre, to bring destruction and destitution on them.”

Little was done to try and stop the Armenian genocide as it was going on. Nearly 1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered. Adolf Hitler took notice of the world’s indifference. When he decided to invade Poland in 1939, he told his generals: “Thus for the time being I have sent to the East only my ‘Death’s Head Units’ with the orders to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of Polish race or language. Only in such a way will we win the vital space that we need. Who still talks nowadays about the Armenians?” Hitler’s Holocaust resulted in the loss of about 11 million lives, six million of whom were Jews. Amongst the millions of non-Jews killed by the Nazis were Catholics and other Christians.

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Hitler’s rhetorical question – “Who still talks nowadays about the Armenians?” –is still relevant today. Moral ambiguity from the leader of the free world and from the Secretary General of the United Nations gives Turkey’s leaders of today political cover to continue their denial of responsibility for the 20th century’s first genocide. In fact, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has tried to cast Turkey as the victim. He said that “if we examine what our nation had to go through over the past 100 to 150 years, we would find far more suffering than what the Armenians went through.” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu lashed out at the Pope for joining “an evil front” plotting against Turkey and claimed that critics of Turkey were ignoring the Muslims’ suffering during World War I.

Caving in to historical revisionism that denies the 20th century’s first genocide – committed by Muslim Turks against Christian Armenians – creates a fertile environment for obscuring the evil underlying the commission of today’s 21st century genocide committed by Muslims against Christians. Turkey’s President Erdogan demonstrates the big lie when, for example, he played the Islamist victimhood card last fall by claiming that Westerners “want us dead, they like seeing our children die.” This is the same man who has accused Israel of being “more barbaric than Hitler.” He is the same man who said: “As Muslims, we’ve never taken part in terrorist massacres. Behind these lie racism, hate speech and Islamophobia.”

President Obama himself has played into the Muslim victimhood narrative on numerous occasions, starting with his June 2009 apologia speech in Cairo to the Muslim world. He followed up at the United Nations in 2012. After falsely blaming the jihadists’ murder of four Americans in Benghazi on an obscure anti-Muslim video, Obama said that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

President Obama is quick to condemn acts he considers to be demonstrations of Islamophobia. However, he remains on the sidelines while the genocide of Christians goes on unabated during our lifetime. Obama can start by re-focusing his plans for admitting to the United States at least 70,000 foreign refugees annually from Somalia, Iraq, Syria and other Muslim-majority nations. He should ensure that persecuted religious minorities from those countries be given first priority. Christians seeking refuge from falling victim to genocide in those Muslim-majority countries are clearly the most at risk today and deserve the most immediate protection.

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Christians Slaughtered by ISIS: Is This Genocide?

—  Mike Huckabee: U.S. moving toward ‘criminalization of Christianity’

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Coptic Christians Not Christians, Evangelical Leaders Need Reminded

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 20, 2015

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Twenty-one Egyptian Christians who were being held by Islamic extremists were executed yesterday. They were decapitated. They were killed because they were not Muslims and because that’s what the extremists do…they kill people, savagely, brutally, horribly, sinfully.

Regardless of the religion of those twenty-one people, the world should be outraged. The western world should be horrified. Americans should be disgusted. American evangelicals should be saddened and brought to our knees in sorrow and prayer. We should be brought to our knees in sorrow and prayer not because the Coptic Christians – as they’ve come to be known – are Christians who share our saving faith in Jesus. Coptic Christians (by their confession) do not share our saving faith in Jesus. That should make no difference to the sadness of this tragedy…except, perhaps, make it sadder and even more tragic.

Southern Baptist and evangelical leaders were stumbling over themselves yesterday in a race to demonstrate who was the most sympathetic to our fellow Christians and these brave martyrs for the faith.

Do Southern Baptist leaders and other evangelicals really not know what a Christian is or how you become one? Is it being born into an ethnic group that denies the dual-nature of Christ in his full deity and humanity? Is it embracing a meritorious, works-based salvation nearly identical to that of the Roman Catholic church? Is it in aggressively denying salvation by a personal, saving relationship with Jesus Christ? We ask because that’s what Coptic ‘Christians’ believe. This really isn’t new, and we have to wonder why our leaders don’t know what Coptics believe and if they do, what on Earth makes them think they should be categorized as Christians.

Now, sure. In the broadest possible (and most inaccurate) sense possible, the term Christian is applied to the Coptics for the same reason it is applied to Roman Catholics by major media. To secularists, all one has to be to be considered Christian is to call themselves one. In this same sense, the press refers to cultists like the LDS and Jehovah’s Witnesses as Christians as well. There should be no outrage that the press calls them such, or even their outrage representative to evangelicals, Todd Starnes. We get it; they don’t get it. But why again do our Southern Baptist leaders not grasp that?

Maybe it’s one of those “Today we are all Republicans” type things – the expression used by Ronald Reagan’s surgeon the day he was shot – and often used to express solidarity to those suffering. A few weeks ago we are all Charlie Hebdo. So maybe what they mean is, “Today, we are all Coptics.” I think we’re fine with that, in a way. But that’s a far cry from saying, “Today, Coptics are Christians.”

Now is not the time to discuss doctrinal differences! We can hear that echoed now. How dare you, in a time of tragedy! Frankly, now is not the time to confuse for the entire blooming world what it means to be a Christian. We cannot consider the Coptics an unreached people group by the IMB one day and then call them Christian martyrs the next. Why anyone should have to point this out to our SBC president is beyond me.

What’s at stake, you see, is the Gospel. May God forbid our (good and honorable) desire to show sympathy for temporal suffering lead us to say careless words that might lead to eternal suffering. The Coptics, by their confession, believe in salvation-by-works. They need to be evangelized, and they need to come to Christ. Please love the group known as ‘Coptic Christians.’

Please pray for them.

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Ed Henry Challenge WH Spokesman on Islamic State: ‘Why Did You Not Say 21 Christians Were Killed?’

White House press secretary Josh Earnest was pressed on Wednesday as to why he did not identify the 21 victims of an Islamic State beheading as Coptic Christians, as opposed to just Egyptian citizens.

At one point, Earnest said, “I can’t account for that specific line of the statement.” However, he asserted the Egyptians were killed because they were Christians.

You talked about the murder of 21 citizens. I’m just curious, why didn’t you mention it was 21 Christians killed by Muslims? Is that relevant?” Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked.

Earnest answered, “It sure is.”

The ISIL extremists that carried out this attack indicated the reason they were killing them is not just because they were Egyptian but because they were Christian,” Earnest said. “I think the president has been very clear. The president talked about this in his prayer breakfast speech earlier this month. There is a responsibility for people of all faiths to stand up and speak out when individuals try to use faith and distort faith to try to justify an act of violence.”

On Wednesday during the press briefing, Henry followed, “Why did you not say 21 Christians were killed?”

Earnest responded, “I can’t account for that specific line of the statement.”

But we’ve been clear that we condemn this murder. The president was clear in the op-ed that was publish today and on a variety of occasions I think I’ve been pretty clear here,” Earnest said. “We’ve been pretty clear here that we condemn this outrageous killing of these Egyptian citizens because of their Christian faith.”

Henry went on to question Earnest about why the White House “invoked faith” when three Muslim students were killed in North Carolina, but not when Islamic State terrorists beheaded 21 Coptic Christians. Local authorities in the North Carolina slayings believe that the deadly incident was the result of a long-running parking dispute, not religion.

US Official: ISIS Will Not Join Boko Haram Due to Racism

A U.S. intelligence officer told NBC News the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) will not likely team up with Nigerian radical Islamic group Boko Haram in any official capacity due to the group’s racism against black Africans.

“The Arab world is incredibly racist,” the officer explained. “They don’t see black Africans as equivalent to them.”

Boko Haram has repeatedly praised the Islamic State and showcases its flag in many videos, but the Islamic State has not shown any brotherly love towards their comrades in Africa, other than reports indicating that the groups are in communication. The officer also said there is no evidence that the two groups will merge soon.

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Burning of POW Jordanian Pilot: Why No Comparable Outrage When Innocent Christians Burned Alive?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 4, 2015

 

My note: So why is the mainstream media almost totally silent about this phenomenon? When some politician somewhere around the globe inadvertently offends homosexuals or Muslims, it instantly makes headline news as we’re witnessing right now with the barbaric burning of POW Jordanian pilot — headlines and outrage all over the globe.

Pakistani Christians Burned Alive Were Attacked by 1,200 People

A mob accused of burning alive a Christian couple in an industrial kiln in Pakistan allegedly wrapped a pregnant mother in cotton so she would catch fire more easily, according to family members who witnessed the attack.

Sajjad Maseeh, 27, and his wife Shama Bibi, 24, were set upon by at least 1,200 people after rumors circulated that they had burned verses from the Quran, family spokesman Javed Maseeh told NBC News via telephone late Thursday. Their legs were also broken so they couldn’t run away.

“They picked them up by their arms and legs and held them over the brick furnace until their clothes caught fire,” he said. “And then they threw them inside the furnace.”

Bibi, a mother of four who was four months pregnant, was wearing an outfit that initially didn’t burn, according to Javed Maseeh. The mob removed her from over the kiln and wrapped her up in cotton to make sure the garments would be set alight.

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Racism: A Mind Virus Implanted by Demons

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 18, 2014

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Elder Paisios – The Holy War

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 7, 2014

The spirit of lukewarmness reigns. There’s no manliness at all! We’ve been spoiled for good! How does God still tolerate us? Today’s generation is the generation of indifference. There are no warriors The majority are fit only for parades.”

 
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There’s a war on today, a holy war…”
 
If the Metropolitans are silent, then who will speak?”
 
That unsettles me is the reigning mood of tranquility. Something is in the works. We still haven’t understood properly either what’s going on, or the fact that we will die. I don’t know what will come of this. The situation is very complicated. The fate of the world depends on just a few people, but God is still putting on the brakes. We have to pray a lot, and with pain in our hearts, so that God will intervene: our times are very hard to understand. A lot of ash, rubbish, and indifference has accumulated, and a strong wind will be needed to blow it all away.
 
It’s frightening! The Tower of Babel is upon us! Divine intervention is needed: Great upheavals are happening. What a bedlam! The minds of whole nations are in confusion. But in spite of the ferment I feel a certain consolation inside, a certain confidence. God still dwells in a part of the Christians. God’s people, people of prayer, still remain, and God in his all-goodness still tolerates us and will put everything in order. Don’t be afraid! We’ve gone through many storms, and still haven’t perished. So should we be afraid of the storm which is now gathering? We’ll not perish this time either”
 
God loves us. In Man there’s a hidden power which comes out when necessary. The difficult years will be few. Just a lot of thunder.
 
Don’t get upset in the least, for God is above everything. He rules everyone and will bring all to the defendant’s bench to answer for what they’ve done, according to which each will receive his just desserts from God. Those who’ve in some way helped the cause of good will be rewarded, and those who do evil will be punished. God will put everyone in their place in the end, but each of us will answer for what they did in these difficult years, both in prayer and in deeds.
 
Today they’re trying to destroy faith, and for the edifice of faith to fall they quietly pull out one stone, then another. But we’re all responsible for the destruction; not just those who destroy but we who see how faith is being undermined and make no effort to strengthen it. As a result the seducers are emboldened to create even greater difficulties for us, and their rage against the Church and the monastic life increases.
 
Today’s situation can be resisted only spiritually, not by worldly means. The storm will continue to rage a bit, will throw all the flotsam, everything unnecessary, onto the shore, and then the situation will become clearer. Some will receive their reward, while others will have to pay their debts.
 
Today there are many who strive to corrupt everything: the family, the youth, the Church. In our day it’s a true witness to speak up for one’s people, for the state is waging war against divine law. It’s laws are directed against the Law of God.
 
But we are responsible for not letting the enemies of the Church corrupt everything. Though I’ve heard even priests say: “Don’t get involved in that. It’s none of your business!” If they had reached such a non-striving condition through prayer I would kiss their feet. But no! They’re indifferent because they want to please everyone and live in comfort.
 
Indifference is unacceptable even for laymen, and all the more so for the clergy. An honest, spiritual man doesn’t do anything with indifference. “Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully”, says the Prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 48:10). There’s a war on today, a holy war. I must be on the front lines. There are so many Marxists, so many Masons, so many Satanists and assorted others! So many possessed, anarchists and seduced ones! I see what awaits us, and it’s painful for me. The bitter taste of human pain is in my mouth.
 
The spirit of lukewarmness reigns. There’s no manliness at all! We’ve been spoiled for good! How does God still tolerate us? Today’s generation is the generation of indifference. There are no warriors The majority are fit only for parades.
 
Godlessness and blasphemy are allowed to appear on television. And the Church is silent and doesn’t excommunicate the blasphemers. And they need to be excommunicated. What are they waiting for? Let’s not wait for someone else to pull the snake out from its hole so that we can live in peace.
 
They’re silent out of indifference. What’s bad is that even people who’ve got something inside have begun to grow cool, saying: “Can I really do anything to change the situation?” We have to witness our faith with boldness, because if we continue to be silent we’ll have to answer in the end. In these difficult days each must do what’s in their power. And leave what’s out of their power to the will of God. In this way our conscience will be clear.
 
If we don’t resist, then our ancestors will arise from their graves. They suffered so much for the Fatherland, and we? What are we doing for it?.. If Christians don’t begin to witness their faith, to resist evil, then the destroyers will become even more insolent. But today’s Christians are no warriors. If the Church keeps silent, to avoid conflict with the government, if the metropolitans are silent, if the monks hold their peace, then who will speak up?
 
Give thanks to God for everything. Try to be manly. Pull yourself together a bit. Do you know what Christians are suffering in other countries? There are such difficulties in Russia! But here many exhibit indifference. There’s not enough disposition to kindness, love of devotion.
 
You see, if we don’t begin to make war against evil, to expose those who tempt believers, then the evil will grow larger. If we throw aside fear then the faithful will be emboldened a bit. And those who wage war against the Church will have a harder time.
 
In the past our nation lived spiritually, so God blessed her, and the saints helped us in miraculous fashion. And we were victorious against our enemies, who always outnumbered us. Today we continue to call ourselves Orthodox Christians, but we don’t live Orthodox lives.
 
A lukewarm clergy lulls the people to sleep, leaves them in their former condition so they won’t be upset. “Look”, they say. “By all means don’t say that there’ll be a war, or the Second Coming, that one must prepare oneself for death. We must not make people alarmed!”
 
And others speak with a false kindness, saying: “We mustn’t expose heretics and their delusions, so as to show our love for them.” Today’s people are water-soluble. There’s no leaven in them.
 
If I avoid upsetting myself to protect my fleshly comfort then I’m indifferent to holiness! Spiritual meekness is one thing, and softness and indifference are quite another. Some say: “I’m a Christian and therefore I have to be joyful and calm.” But they’re not Christian. They’re simply indifferent. And their joy is only a worldly joy.
 
He in whom these worldly seeds are present is no spiritual person. A spiritual person consists of nothing but pain. In other words, he’s in pain at what’s going on, he’s in pain for people’s condition. And divine comfort is bestowed upon him for his pain.
 
Elder Paisios was a gentle ascetic who lived out his monastic life, until he became ill, on Mount Athos. After a few days of suffering following surgery, he gave up his spirit on July 12, 1994.
 
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Crazy Love: 18 Traits of The LUKWARM

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 26, 2013

Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.

LLHIn his book, Crazy Love, Francis Chan made a list of 18 traits of the lukewarm Western church / churchgoers

LUKEWARM PEOPLE attend church fairly regularly.  It is what is expected of them, what they believe “good Christians” do, so they go. (Isa. 29:13)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE give money to charity and to the church…as long as it doesn’t impinge on their standard of living.  If they have a little extra and it is easy and safe to give, they do so.  (1 Chron. 21:24; Luke 21:1-4)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE tend to choose what is popular over what is right when they are in conflict.  They desire to fit in both at church and outside of church; they care more about what people think of their actions than what God thinks of their hearts and lives. (Luke 6:26; Rev. 3:1; Matt. 23:5-7)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE don’t really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin.  They don’t genuinely hate sin and aren’t truly sorry for it; they’re merely sorry because God is going to punish them.  LUKEWARM PEOPLE don’t really believe that this new life Jesus offers is better than the old sinful one. (John 10:10; Rom. 6:1-2)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE are moved by stories about people who do radical things for Christ, yet they do not act.  They assume such action is for “extreme” Christians, not average ones.  LUKEWARM PEOPLE call “radical” what Jesus expected of all His followers. (James 1:22; 4:17; Matt. 21:28-31)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE rarely share their faith with their neighbors, coworkers, or friends.  They do not want to be rejected, nor do they want to make people uncomfortable by talking about private issues like religion. (Matt. 10:32-33)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE gauge their morality or “goodness” by comparing themselves to the secular world.  They feel satisfied that while they aren’t as hard-core for Jesus as so-and-so, they are nowhere as horrible as the guy down the street. (Luke 18:11-12)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE say they love Jesus, and He is, indeed, a part of their lives.  But only a part.  They give Him a section of their time, their money, and their thoughts, but He isn’t allowed to control their lives. (Luke 9:57-62)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE love God, but they do not love Him with all their heart, soul, and strength.  They would be quick to assure you that they try to love God that much, but that sort of total devotion isn’t really possible for the average person; it’s only for pastors and missionaries and radicals. (Matt. 22:37-38)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE love other but do not seek to love others as much as they love themselves.  Their love of others is typically focused on those who love them in return, like family, friends, and other people they know and connect with.  There is little love left over for those who cannot love them back, much less for those who intentionally slight them, whose kids are better athletes than theirs, or with whom conversations are awkward or uncomfortable.  Their love is highly conditional and very selective, and generally comes with strings attached. (Matt. 5:43-47; Luke 14:12-14)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE will serve God and other, but there are limits to how far they will go or how much time, money, and energy they are willing to give.  (Luke 18:21-25)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE think about life on earth much more often than eternity in heaven.  Daily life is mostly focused on today’s to-do list, this week’s schedule, and next month’s vacation.  Rarely, if ever, do they intently consider the life to come.  Regarding this, C.S. Lewis wrote, “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.  It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.”  (Phil. 3:18-20; Col. 3:2)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE are thankful for their luxuries and comforts, and rarely consider trying to give as much as possible to the poor.  They are quick to point out, “Jesus never said money is the root of all evil, only that the love of money is.”  Untold numbers of LUKEWARM PEOPLE feel “called” to minister to the rich; very few feel “called” to minister to the poor.  (Matt. 25:34, 40; Isa. 58:6-7)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE do whatever is necessary to keep themselves from feeling too guilty.  They want to do the bare minimum, to be “good enough” without it requiring too much of them. (1 Chron. 29:14; Matt. 13:44-46)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE are continually concerned with playing it safe; they are slaves to the god of control.  This focus on safe living keeps them from sacrificing and risking for God.  (1 Tim. 6:17-18; Matt. 10:28)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE feel secure because they attend church, made a profession of faith at age twelve, were baptized, come from a Christian family, vote Republican, or live in America.  Just as the prophets in the Old Testament warned Israel that they were not safe just because they lived in the land of Israel, so we are not safe just because we wear the label Christian or because some people persist in calling us a “Christian nation.”  (Matt. 7:21; Amos 6:1)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE do not live by faith; their lives are structured so they never have to.  They don’t have to trust God if something unexpected happens—they have their savings account.  They don’t need God to help them—they have their retirement plan in place. They don’t genuinely seek out what life God would have them live—they have life figured and mapped out.  They don’t depend on God on a daily basis—their refrigerators are full and, for the most part, they are in good health.  The truth is, their lives wouldn’t look much different if they suddenly stopped believing in God. (Luke 12:16-21; Hebrews 11)

LUKEWARM PEOPLE probably drink and swear less than average, but besides that, they really aren’t very different from your typical unbeliever.  They equate their partially sanitized lives with holiness, but they couldn’t be more wrong.  (Matt. 23:25-28)

I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot.  Would that you were either cold or hot!  So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor,  blind, and naked.” [Revelation 3: 15-17]

በራድ ወይም ትኩስ እንዳይደለህ ሥራህን አውቃለሁ። በራድ ወይም ትኩስ ብትሆንስ መልካም በሆነ ነበር። እንዲሁ ለብ ስላልህ በራድም ወይም ትኩስ ስላልሆንህ ከአፌ ልተፋህ ነው። ሀብታም ነኝና ባለጠጋ ሆኜአለሁ አንድም ስንኳ አያስፈልገኝም የምትል ስለ ሆንህ፥ ጐስቋላና ምስኪንም ድሀም ዕውርም የተራቆትህም መሆንህን ስለማታውቅ፥ [ራዕይ፡3: 15-17]

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Ethiopia: Marathon, Horses & The Ark

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 21, 2013

What do Horses and Ethiopians Have in Common?

They both can run, run and run. A horse can’t run a marathon, but a horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can race like a horse, of course, unless, of course, the horse, of course, is the famous Ms. Ethiopia!

Marathon = Pain = Endurance

Can a marathon race tell us something about the nature of a particular individual or group of people? Could strong showings, simultaneous victories in marathon from a particular country like Ethiopia raise the vibrational energy of The Ark of the Covenant, by recharging / reactivating It? Or, withershins, The Ark reactivating the enduring spiritual power of individuals and peoples? The Ark helps the righteous and destroys the wicked. We learn that when Prophet Moses and Israelites were able to cross The Red Sea with the help of the Ark, uprooting the arrogant claims of the Egyptian Pharaoh.

Anyways, the marathon is a true test of endurance that requires physical and mental strength for success. The endurance needed to accomplish these tasks is supernatural in origin–it happens only through the power of the Holy Spirit.

John Piper beautifully expressed it in “The Roots of Endurance”:

Our fight and our race and endurance is a radically God-centered, Christ-exalting, Spirit-dependent, promise-supported life. It is not a ‘just do it’ ethic. It is not a moral self-improvement program…. It is a deeply cross-embracing life that knows the Christ of the Bible as the Son of God who was crucified first as our substitute and then as our model of endurance.”

Now, let me get back to the horses…

In 2007, a young Bosnian Muslim named Sulejman Talovic–within six minutes–shot nine people in the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City, killing five people and seriously injuring four others, before being shot dead by officers. Before he came to America, on the night of Feb. 11, Talovic told his girlfriend, Monika, a story about an important revelation he had in Bosnia:

One evening, “as the sun was falling,” Talovic heard a horse outside of his family’s home in Bare, where they lived after they left Talovici. He walked out and, standing before him was a white horse “with two beautiful eyes,” he told Monika

According to the teachings of Father Alexander , “the four horsemen of the Apocalypse depict in the simplest way the history of mankind. The vision of the seven seals acts as an introduction to the subsequent revelations of the Apocalypse. The removal of the first four seals presents the four horsemen, who symbolize four factors characterizing the complete history of mankind. The first two appear as a reason, and the second two, as a consequence. The crowned rider on the white horse “emerged in order to be victorious.” He personifies those good beginnings, innate and blessed, with which the Creator endowed mankind: the image of God, moral purity and innocence, aspiration toward goodness and perfection, the ability to believe and to love, and individual talentswith which man is born, as well as the blessed gifts of the Holy Spirit which man receives in the Church. In the Creator’s plan, these good beginnings should have been victorious; they should have been able to define a happy future for humanity. However, already in Eden, man had fallen prey to the Tempter. His nature, corrupted by sin, was passed on to his descendants; that is why already from a very young age people are inclined to sin. Through repeated sinfulness, bad tendencies are reinforced. Thus, man, instead of growing spiritually and perfecting himself, falls under the ruinous influence of his own passions, succumbs to various sinful desires, and begins to envy and to show enmity. All of the crimes in the world arise from the internal strife within man (violence, war, and every sort of misfortune)”.

Though using frightening religious symbolism in the current world affairs might sound odd, yet, if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse indeed are about to descend on Planet Earth, it seems one might be riding in from South Korea on an invisible steed to the tune of “Gangnam Style”, or jumping up and down for joy like the guy in the above video, right after , “Ethiopia” the horse, won the Australian Derbyor, one should would continue chasing the proverbial dragon – a terrorist’s horse.

Back in September 11, 2001, on Ethiopia’s New Year’s Day, messengers of Lucifer brought terror to America by attacking the twin towers of New York. Symbolically speaking, may be this attack was intended against the first skyscraper of the world – the 1800-year-old obelisks of Axum which looks more like Manhattan skyscrapers than the usual obelisks. May be there was a hidden message out there when an Ethiopian won The New York Marathon running under the motto,“United We Run” — right after this tragedy. Is there something important to read in the “victories” of Ethiopian athletes at the 2013 Boston and London Marathons which were organized under similar horrific/fearful circumstances?

Does “Marathon” hold symbolic and historic significance?

The Four Horsemen, 4Ms: Matrix, Marathon, Mystery and Madness – 2013 Timeline

  • Thursday, 3rd of January, 2013

Ethiopian Woman Raped and Murdered in Kuwait

  • Sunday, 13th of January, 2013

Ethiopian women on Saudi Arabia’s death row

  • Monday, 14th of January, 2013

Two Ethiopian maids were found hanged in Saudi Arabia

  • Monday, 22nd of January, 2013

An Ethiopian woman was found hanged in Saudi Arabia

  • Wednesday, 24th of January, 2013

Ethiopian Maid allegedly hanged herself to death in Kuwait

  • Wednesday, 6th of February, 2013

Ethiopian maid charged with self abortion in Kuwait city

  • Thursday, 7th of February, 2013

Ethiopian woman allegedly committed suicide in Kuwait

  • Wednesday, 27th of February, 2013

Ethiopian woman in Dubai fined, allegedly, for attempted suicide

  • Sunday, 7th of April, 2013

Ethiopian woman allegedly killed herself in Kuwait

  • Monday, 8th of April, 2013

Ethiopian woman stripped naked, molested by three in Kuwait

  • Wednesday, 10th of April, 2013

Ethiopian woman in Saudi Arabia allegedly committed suicide

  • Thursday, 11th of April, 2013

Employer poured hot cooking oil on an Ethiopian woman in UAE

  • Friday, 25th January, 2013

Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Tirfi Tsegaye win Dubai marathon

  • Saturday, 6th of April, 2013

5 killed when Muslims attacked Christians in Egypt

  • Sunday, 07th April, 2013

Muslim mobs committed an act of war against Christianity by attacking the 2000-year-old Egyptian St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo ( The seat of the Coptic Pope) Watch videos

  • Sunday, 07th April, 2013

2013 Paris Marathon: Boru Tadese wins women’s race in record time

  • Tuesday, 09th April, 2013

A powerful 6.3 magnitude quake struck close to Iran’s only nuclear power station

  • Saturday, 12th April, 2013

The Korean horseman, Psy, released his follow-up single, Gentleman

  • Saturday, 13th April, 2013

Ethiopian Korean War veterans enact departure for conflict

Participants in the reenactment ceremony visited Holy Trinity Church in the capital to pay tribute to Korean War veterans whose remains are enshrined there.

  • Saturday, 13th of April, 2013

‘Human Rights Watch’ praises Yemen

  • Sunday, 14th April, 2013

Ethiopia’s Ketema Bekele wins Pyongyang Marathon (N. Korea)

  • Sunday, 14th April, 2013

Ethiopian distance star Haile Gebrselassie won his third consecutive Vienna half marathon on Sunday, timing one hour one minute and 14 seconds. Check this out

  • Sunday, 14th April, 2013

Ethiopia finishes 1-2 at Rotterdam Marathon

  • Sunday, 14th of April, 2013

EVERYONE Should Be Thrilled By The Historical Gold Crash (Ethiopian tricolors in the Illuminati ‘joggers’ image)su516c956e

  • Monday, 15th April, 2013

Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa wins Boston Marathon

  • Monday, 15th April, 2013

Tragedy in Boston: 3 killed, more than 140 hurt by bombs at Marathon

  • Monday, 15th April, 2013

Saudi student detained for ‘acting suspiciously’ at the Boston marathon

  • Tuesday, 16th April, 2013

Magnitude 7.8 mega earthquake hits Iran-Pakistan Border. Felt in Dubai

  • Wednesday, 17th of April, 2013

Unscheduled meeting between President Obama and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House

  • Thursday, 18th April, 2013

Up to 15 people are feared dead after a massive explosion tore through a fertilizer plant in Texas.

  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013

The Saudi student, “person of interest”, suspected of being involved in the Boston Marathon bombings is being deported from the United States next week on “national security grounds”

  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013

The US Defense Department is expected to finalize a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013

Legendary “Pura Raza Española” – Pure Spanish Breed — horses to be slaughtered in Spain

  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013

US Secretary of State Kerry to visit Ethiopia

  • Thursday, 18th of April, 2013

First Lady, Michelle Obama Visited Saudi National in Hospital

  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013

Copts Call President Obama to Speak Out on Christian Persecution

  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013Timeline

Police Name Suspects in Boston Shootout as Mike Mulugeta (Ethiopian name), Sunil Tripathi

  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013Timeline

Hubble Space Telescope Sees The Iconic Horsehead Nebula of a Different Color

  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013Timeline

Ethiopian Migrants in Yemen Face Harrowing Conditions

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  • Friday, 19th of April, 2013

Boston Marathon bomber became US citizen on September 11, 2012 – 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

  • Saturday, 20th of April, 2013

China’s worst earthquake in three years on Saturday killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,700

  • Sunday, 21st of April, 2013

Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia crossed the line first in front of Buckingham Palace, to win the Virgin London Marathon – on the 87th birthday of The British Queen, who is reputedly considered as descended from an Ethiopian grandmother.

The persecuted, the abused and innocent victims don’t have an advocate in this world, but they do have one in Heaven. That is the only place they need to look for help.

Lord, Have Mercy on Us, Bring an End to Tragedy and Suffering

When the sinners spring up as the grass, and all the workers of iniquity have watched; it is that they may be utterly destroyed for ever.” [Psalms 92:7]

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Why Is The World Silent on Saudi Atrocities?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 12, 2012

The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, but violent behavior takes away souls. If the upright man is rewarded on earth, how much more the evil-doer and the sinner! (Proverbs 11:30-31)

Ethiopian Woman Tells of Sex Slavery in Saudi Arabia

 

I would never wish any woman to work in Saudi Arabia, the stories I hear are horrific and I know how we are treated. We are slaves to whatever they want

An Ethiopian woman revealed that she was the victim of sex slavery after she attempted to find work as a domestic worker in Saudi Arabia.

For H, who asked that her identity remain anonymous, her ordeal began after she took a boat to Yemen, where after two months she was able to cross into Saudi Arabia and was hired by what she told Bikyamasr.com was a “nice couple” for a “decent salary.”

But that is when her horrific experience began. She continues to look down at her hands, ever moving, as she retells what she was forced to endure at the hands of her Saudi bosses.

 

Continue reading…

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Saudis the World’s 3rd Laziest Folks

Saudi Arabia’s population is the third most slothful in the world, new research has found, with 68.8 percent of adults failing to do enough physical exercise to keep themselves healthy.

Only in Malta and Swaziland do adults exert themselves less than Saudi Arabia, and women in the Gulf state are the world’s least active females, according to data published in the Lancet medical journal.

Kuwait and the UAE also rank in the top ten with 64.5 percent and 62.5 percent of adults respectively not meeting the recommended level of activity. Malta is the laziest country in the world with 71.9 percent of the population deemed inactive, while in Swaziland the proportion is 68.3 percent.

Nine eastern Mediterranean countries featured in the list with those over 15-years old in Libya considered the most active of the region (45.8 percent inactive), ahead of Lebanon (46.8 percent), Iraq (58.4 percent) and the UAE (62.5 percent).

The Lancet report follows weeks after a report published by BMC Public Health ranked Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain among the world’s top ten fattest nations.

The average person in Kuwait, the second fattest country in the world behind the US, weighs in at approximately 77.5 kg, 15.5kg heavier than the global average, said the report.

Gas-rich Qatar was ranked third globally with the average adult consuming just over 3,000 calories per day, followed by the UAE in fifth place (3017 calories) and Bahrain in tenth position (2889 calories).

 

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The Saudis are bulldozing Islam’s heritage. Why the silence from the Muslim world?

My response: Pride, denial, jealousy and hatred, I guess. Where do they learn that from? From Satan, their master! Like their master they too refuse to repent or change. We know about Satan’s injured pride, denial and jealousy which is leading him on a quest for revenge against both God and His Son against children of God and his followers; a quest we can be sure is doomed to fail soon.

Book details: Hatred’s Kingdom

Imagine that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem – the traditional site of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus – has been taken over by Cromwellian Puritans. The new owners of the shrine plan to send bulldozers in, replacing the old church with a monstrous building resembling a concrete spaceship. This is so pilgrims can pray without being distracted by “superstitious” icons. Also, the Old City will be buried under hotels that make Vegas look like Venice.

It wouldn’t happen, would it? Christians would fight to the death to preserve Jerusalem. So would Jews and Muslims. And, for once, they’d have the support of secular politicians and scholars, horrified by the prospect of an act of cultural vandalism unprecedented in modern times.

Unprecedented until now, that is. The long-cherished ambition of Saudi Arabia’s ruling Wahhabi sect to smash up the ancient buildings of Mecca and Medina is nearing fruition.

In Mecca, the house of one of Mohammed’s wives has been demolished to make space for public lavatories. His birthplace may disappear, too, as part of King Abdullah’s scheme to complement the skyscrapers and shopping malls with a Grand Mosque fashioned from the same materials as a multi-storey car park in Wolverhampton.

As for Islam’s second holiest place, the city of Medina, a recent article by Jerome Taylor in the Independent revealed a megalomaniac plan to pull down three 7th-century mosques. Taylor added: “Ten years ago, a mosque which belonged to the Prophet’s grandson was dynamited. Pictures of the demolition that were secretly taken and smuggled out of the kingdom showed the religious police celebrating.”

 

Continue reading with some 2500 interesting comments…

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The Plight Of African Boat People

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 10, 2008

Just a couple of hours ago, migrant vessel sinks off Morocco carrying North African migrants. And, on the other side of Africa, about 100 migrants are feared to have drowned after being thrown overboard by smugglers in the Gulf of Aden, the UN refugee agency says. During the past 5 to 10 years alone, many thousand Africans have been thrown off ships and were given to Sharks as food. Those who made it to their anticipated destination suffer inhuman treatment and abuse. This situation is far worse than those Africans who were taken as slaves by European and Arab nations hundred of years ago. The most tragic part of the story is that no one is doing something about it.

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