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Curious & StOrange Signs Across The World

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 15, 2015

Mysterious Orange Snow Falls on Russian Town

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Orange snow falls over the Russian city of Saratov when it was blanketed with a deep covering of orange flakes.

Saratov is a major port (population over 800,000) on the Volga River, 858 km (533 miles) from Moscow, and has a moderate (for Russia) climate with an annual snowfall of about 163 centimeters (64 inches) which, until now, has never been orange.

Toxic Orange Cloud in Spain

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Toxic orange cloud created by nitric acid explosion at chemical plant spreads over FIVE Spanish towns, forcing authorities to order everyone to stay inside

US Official Says ISIS Uses Orange Jumpsuits Because Of Guantanamo

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According to a U.S. defense official, the primary reason the Islamic State forces its victims to wear orange jumpsuits is to antagonize the U.S. for continuing to operate detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay.

The Recent Marian Apparitions in Northern Iraq and the Sign of Jonah

Iraq apparitionThere were some fascinating reports of apparitions of the Mother of God in northern Iraq! She is reportedly appearing visibly to the masses and her image is being captured on photographs. This is very similar to her approved appearances in Zeitun, Egypt in 1968.

Photos were taken in the night sky on January 22, 2015 at Al-Kush, Iraq. This is the last Christian City that was not taken by ISIS

A warning of the wrath of God? A cry for peace & justice? Or just a reminder that The Lord is their when people are in despair losing all hope as Christians in the Middle East are being severely persecuted and barbarically slaughtered?

There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken” [Luke 21:25-26]

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Ethiopian Friend of The Sadistically Beheaded American Photojournalist Has His Say on The BBC

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 21, 2014

 

Why do Muslims Like Beheading So Much?

The incredible spate of beheadings which are perpetrated by Islamic militants around the world had many asking the question, “Why do Muslims behead so many people?” In the modern age, there are swift and almost bloodless ways to kill, which makes the use of beheading subject to question.

Islamic terrorists continue their reign of terror over the world as they murder their way into our living rooms and television sets, iPads and offices, where we see the gruesome results of their handiwork. Hardly a person in the modern world has gone without witnessing some of the atrocities of the Islamic State or Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists around the world.

Among their most astounding choices is the decision to brutally decapitate victims and film or photograph the deed. Many of the Islamic State terrorists have gone further and posed with the decapitated heads, distributing the images via social media. Twitter has recently started blocking some of these images, but the world has both a right and a need to see the truth.

It’s a gruesome decision, to kill by decapitation. We live in an age where there are no shortages of ways to kill. We can kill swiftly will bullets, or painlessly with drugs. Furthermore, decapitation is a messy affair with the warm blood of victims spilling everywhere as they instinctively strain against the sawing blade. It’s a lot of trouble to go through for both the killer and the victim.

So why is it happening?

First, most of the people being killed by the Islamic State and other terrorists are not killed via beheading. Shooting remains the most common form of execution, and the Islamic State is filming these executions, publicizing their handiwork. A large number of people are also killed by various means including suicide bombings. Exposure to the elements and live burial have been alleged in a few cases. However, the Islamic State and other terrorists are making a spectacle of beheadings in particular.

We are dealing with terrorism and the point of terrorism is spectacle. It’s a way for those who feel disenfranchised to get their message noticed around the world. Historically terrorists hijacked airliners, performed car bombings, and suicide bombings. Within the past decade, beheading has become a way for terrorists to force their message back into the public spotlight.

The change in tactics is required because car bombings and suicide bombings have become cliche. They’re so commonplace the media has stopped reporting on them in any detail. As for airliners, they’ve become very difficult to hijack so such deeds have become rare.

However, beheading has a gruesome allure that practically compels people to watch. The viewing of an execution or a killing has an illicit allure to people and even in a society steeped in violent media on the television and in computer games, nothing beats the real thing. It’s a gruesome critique of our modern civilization that footage showing the horror of death in graphic detail is widely consumed.

This plays into the hands of the terrorists who want to propagate their message, however it also works against them. Instead of building sympathy it spreads fear and people do not always fly in the face of fear, sometimes they fight.

Indeed, beheadings of Americans by Al Qaeda have sparked major campaigns to find and kill or arrest those responsible for such deeds.

Yet this fact does not answer the question entirely. Muslims also behead because they believe they have a mandate to do so, granted by the Quran.

Several scriptural passages in the Quran mention decapitation of those captured in battle or as a punishment for alleged crimes. Historically, beheading has been widely employed by Islamic nations, including the Ottoman Empire which used the penalty to great effect throughout the centuries.

In 1480, Muslim raiders beheaded an entire village of 800 Italians after they refused to convert to Islam. The site of their mass execution in Otranto, Italy remains important to the Catholic Church.

The terrorists who are carrying out these executions prefer beheading because the act itself has precedent in Islamic tradition.

Islamic apologists will argue that the act of beheading does not have sanction in the Quran, and that the killing of “infidels” has no place in modern Islam. However, there is no question that today’s terrorists would differ with these apologists and as far as the world is concerned, the knife is just the way to send the most prominent infidels to their doom.

Even more gruesome, the manner in which victims are beheaded is also deliberate. While the Ottomans and the Saudis used a single stroke of the sword, the terrorists posing for their 15 minutes of fame prefer to use a small knife, sawing at the necks of their victims. This takes longer, usually just under a minute, and it’s far more intimate than using a sword.

This is another deliberate choice and it underscores the brutal revelry of the Islamic State and other terrorists. These people prefer to embrace their role in killing, and even seem to relish it. Few things could be more horrifyingly evil. While it is bad enough to kill, we may be able to relate, however tenuously, to the reluctant killer who although misguided, commits the deed out of a feeling of existential necessity. We afford this level of respect to our enemies in war, for example.

However these are not reluctant killers. These are not people endowed with the same conscience that most others possess. Whereas we could never imagine ourselves committing such an act of brutality, they cannot imagine themselves doing anything less. The proof is in the photos they take afterwards, posing with the heads in photos and captioning their tweets with crude jokes.

So terrorists behead people because they want the attention it brings, because they believe they have a mandate to use that method, and because some of them actually relish the act of intimate murder.

It will be difficult to argue that a greater, more sadistic evil that this exists amongst men.

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

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 9, 2014

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

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

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Islamic State Pulls Down Church Crosses in Northern Iraq as 200,000 Flee

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 7, 2014

 

My Note: Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. One would think this horror might be consuming the pulpits and pews of global communities, medias and churches. Not so. The silence is deafening.

«O God, do not keep quiet: let your lips be open and take no rest, O God.
 
For see! those who make war on you are out of control; your haters are lifting up their heads. They have made wise designs against your people, talking together against those whom you keep in a secret place. They have said, Come, let us put an end to them as a nation; so that the name of Israel may go out of man’s memory.» [Psalm 83: 1-5]
 
 
Islamic State jihadists who took over large areas of northern Iraq overnight have forced thousands of Christians to flee and occupied churches, removing crosses and destroying manuscripts, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako has said.
 
“(The Christians) have fled with nothing but their clothes, some of them on foot, to reach the Kurdistan region,” Patriarch Sako told AFP.
 
“This is a humanitarian disaster. The churches are occupied, their crosses were taken down,” said Sako. He added that up to 1,500 manuscripts were burnt.
 
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Selected Readers’ Comments:
  • The Islamist militants are highly organized – they have a stencil to spray their evil message on the homes of the Christians as is plain in the photographs. Religious symbols have been desecrated, buildings placed out of use, manuscripts burned and people expelled with only the clothes they are wearing. This is Iraq’s Kristallnacht, and yet the story is low profile in the Christian West. Can nobody see where this is heading in terms of two religious communities where one cannot accept the presence of the other – and not just in countries far away?
  • The deafening silence from the EU, Cameron, Obama, the Western Bishops and Bishop Tutu is overwhelming. Maybe Christians are unimportant to them. Maybe they are scared of Muslims. Maybe they are too busy supporting Hamas in their human shield policy. Whatever way, they will be held to account.
  • Ethnic cleansing in Iraq, the west edging closer to war with Russia in Europe…
    What’s the top story on BBC News? Oscar bloody Pistorious.
  • Where are all those outspoken Muslims sitting in our Houses of Parliament? I also notice that on this matter we are missing the voices of Trevor Phillips and Baroness Doreen Lawrence who are normally to the front on intollerance. This is pure genocide and not excessive retaliation as it is in Gaza.
  • The anti-Semitic brigade and Islamic apologists should be loving this news. Can everyone please wake up……this will be on our doorstep soon and we are still blaming the Israelis for “indiscriminate” force!
  • Any people question why Israel show such a strength of force? It sends a message to these fanatics, loud and clear
  • Christians should really think whether we should turn the other cheek anymore. its one thing to ignore insults but these people are out to kill. where are the priests and pastors and popes that say enough is enough. time to launch another crusade!
  • Can anyone imagine the thousands and thousands of pages, and endless hours of TV coverage had this been a Palestinian village overrun???
  • Strangely the BBC have no reporters embedded with Isis, although they manage to have at least 200 in bed with Hamas
  • ISRAEL. The Muslims in the UK are against you, the rest of us now completely understand why you have to bomb the crap out of them

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Iraqi Christians Are Raped, Murdered and Driven From Their Homes – and The West is Silent

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 21, 2014

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“We can read, weep and pray, or read, weep, pray and do something., for these are our brothers and sisters in Christ
 
For the first time in 1,600 years, Mass is not being said in Mosul: an ancient culture has been wiped out in a matter of weeks. It’s a war crime that, strangely, no one seems to want to talk about.
 
Mosul is the second-largest city in Iraq and the place where many Christians believe Jonah was buried. Since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) rode into town, their faith has been forced underground. Bells have been silenced, the hijab enforced with bullets. Tens of thousands fled after being offered an unattractive choice: convert, pay a religious tax, or be put to the sword. The levy was unaffordable. According to one local news agency, Isis troops entered the house of a poor Christian and, when they didn’t get what they wanted, the soldiers raped the mother and daughter in front of their husband and father. He committed suicide out of grief.
 
Having driven away the worshippers, the Isis fanatics are now trying to extinguish the physical legacy they left behind. A centuries-old church has been burned to the ground; Jonah’s tomb has been desecrated. Isis wants to create the Islamic equivalent of Year Zero, a brave new world with no evidence of Christianity, women’s rights, democracy or even that most subversive of instincts, human pity.
 
It might seem like this revolution has nothing to do with us in the West, but that’s more than a little naive. The genocide of local Christians did not begin with Isis but with the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Prior to the conflict, there were 1.5 million “Chaldeans, Syro-Catholics, Syro-Orthodox, Assyrians from the East, Catholic and Orthodox Armenians” in the country – living, of course, under the tyranny of Saddam Hussein, but living nonetheless. Today, their number has dropped to just 400,000. Religious violence peaked in the first four years of the invasion and then declined dramatically after the US-led surge. There was a hope that President Nouri al-Maliki would live up to his initial promise to protect religious minorities. But the rise of Sunni opposition to the Shiite regime in Baghdad sparked a second phase of persecution against Iraqi Christians.
 
Over the border came Isis, a particularly virulent strain of Islamism previously incubating in Syria’s civil war. Bashar al-Assad’s refusal to surrendered power in Damascus has destabilised the region yet further (the use of gas weaponry has a tendency to court opposition) and his own Christians have found themselves trapped in the middle of an internecine Islamic bloodbath: it was one year ago in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa where Isis first experimented with its instruction to “convert, pay a tax or die”. The Syrian patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church has estimated that perhaps 25 per cent of his country’s 2 million refugees are Christian.
 
The West’s direct intervention in Iraq created Hell on Earth for its Christian citizens, while the West’s lack of action in Syria (out of deference to its failings in Iraq) has permitted a regrouping of Islamist forces and the opening of a second front against Christians. The lesson is: “either leave other countries alone or, if you must intervene, do so with consistency and resilience”. The consequences of going in, messing things up and then quitting with a weary shrug are terrible for those left behind.
 
Yet, having been so intimately involved in the collapse of Iraq, the West is now bizarrely silent about events in Mosul. The streets of London fill with thousands marching against Israel’s military operation in Gaza; the West rails mightily against the Russian separatists in Ukraine. But of Iraq there is nothing. Why?
 
It could be that no Westerner wants to return to Iraq, that politicians fear that even discussing the country will lead voters to fear yet another invasion and yet another bloody occupation. Or it could be that we feel embarrassed about the very idea of Christians as a persecuted minority. The reporter John Allen argues that Westerners have been trained to think of Christians as “an agent of aggression, not its victim” – so we’re deaf to pleas for help. That opinion is supported by Ed West in an excellent e-book, and its consequences have been condemned by religious leaders here in the UK. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has compared the suffering of Middle East Christians with Jewish pogroms in Europe and reminded everyone of the words of Martin Luther King: “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” It would indeed be awful to think that the West might remain silent as violence rages purely out of a failure to recognise that Christians can be victimised, or out of a reluctance to cast aspersions on certain brands of Islam. It would make this the first genocide in history to be tolerated out of social awkwardness.
 
The West’s response to Mosul is worthy of contempt: if we won’t speak out for Christians, who will? But any disgust at our own moral cowardice should be balanced by admiration for the Iraqis who continue to bear witness to their faith in a land that moves closer and closer to outlawing it. Their resilience illustrates the difference between fundamentalist Islam and Christianity: the former is a religion of killers, the latter is a religion of martyrs. And for those of us who share the faith of the thousands fleeing Mosul, Jesus’s own sacrifice offers hope – a reminder that victory is guaranteed for those who endure: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Whatever your faith, please pray for the Christians of Mosul.
 
 
In the selected COMMENTS below many cry out the deepest and most anger filled opinions:
 
“Christianity is under a bloodless-siege by elements within the state here, so its not surprising that massacres go unmentioned in the middle-east. If our Archbishop had any spine he’d be lobbying parliament and the UN right now but he’s too busy placating the progressives.”
 
“Can you imagine the howls of outrage all over the Muslim world if Christians in the UK made similar threats to Muslims here?
Let’s have a straight swap, our Muslims for their Christians one for one.”
 
“Why no outrage? Because hatred of the Gospel has been the most fundamental commitment of the left since the French Revolution, and in a lot of places in the West the left is in charge of, if not the whole government, at least foreign policy, and everywhere is in charge of the media culture”
 
“The West bombed Orthodox Christians in the Balkans to steal their land and give it to Muslims. The U.S. and fair swaths of Western Europe won’t recognize refugee status claims from Christians fleeing Muslim persecution, but cheerfully admits droves of Somalis. The multiculturalist left, which is the pointy end of the left’s hatred of Christianity these days, sees Muslims as the enemy of their enemy.”
 
“Christians in the West seem to be embarrassed to stand up for what they believe and speak out on behalf of their co-religionists. They are responsible for this even if Western society is broadly hostile to them and include many who are quite happy for Christianity to be extinguished in the Middle East.”
 
“For the first time in 1,600 years, Mass is not being said in Mosul: an ancient culture has been wiped out in a matter of weeks.’ And Ramadan is being celebrated in the White House…Isn’t Ramadan the ‘holy’ month? A strange way to celebrate it all over the world at the moment.”
 
“Christianity is a religion that the political filth dare not speak its name, let alone support it. Still the militant atheists and secularists must be well pleased with the killing, raping and eradication of Christians, and be hoping that an ISIS organization will do the same to Christians in this country.”
 
“Make no mistake about it. Muslims living among non-Muslims around the world have the same desires as ISIS and other militant Islamists. But those living in the UK, US, or other civilized country simply don’t have the ability to act on their desires. Yet.”
 
“The jizya, the so called religious tax, is nothing more than a protection racket. Cough up or we’ll kill you is the principle on which it works. The Kray twins and Al Capone ran similar rackets. The jizya was established very early in Islam’s history as a means of fleecing the inhabitants; of stealing their worldly goods or, if they couldn’t pay, seizing their wives and children as slaves. That has not changed one iota in the intervening 1400 years.”
 
“The Muslims of the Mid-East & North Africa need to be resettled at the South Pole under a UN administration until the technology allows us to ship them off to a new life on Pluto or Uranus”
 
“Yet another article involving Islam/moslems and horrors. When will our government waken up? The problem lies within Islamic ideology not with a few individuals. As someone has already said, let’s swap the Christians there for moslems here.”
 
“Christians are murdered by muslims for the simple reason they are not muslim. I cannot think of any good reason for filling this country with muslims when around the world they are hate filled murderous characters.”
 
“Muslims killing Christians for no other reason than they exist. Meanwhile here in the UK we hear of a dinner lady sacked for inadvertently serving up a non-halal meal to a muslim child. Are we mental?”
 
“Sadly, the world is distracted by the MH17 crash. That is tragic, but will be on a much smaller scale compared to what is about to happen in Iraq. Perhaps the next load of Muslims who leave the UK to join the butchery in the Middle East could have their plane diverted over Easter Ukraine and have it circle at low altitude for a few hours.”
 
“The West isn’t silent. It is complicit. The West is furious with Putin because he helped to save the Syrian Christians from the same fate.”
 
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Yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me [John 16:2-3]
 

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“Christians Are Liers – They Must Convert, Pay Special Tax or Leave

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 19, 2014

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Thousands of Iraqi Christians pour out of Mosul (NINEVEH) after ISIS jihadis give them deadline to convert, pay or face death
 
  • ISIS told Christians they must convert, pay special tax or leave Mosul, Iraq

  • If they did not, there would be ‘nothing for them but the sword’, it declared

  • Deadline of noon (9am GMT) today was relayed by mosques in the region

  • Christians have now joined Shiite and other refugees in nearby Kurdistan

  • Chaldean patriarch: ‘For first time in history, Mosul is empty of Christians’

  • Militants enforcing an extreme Islamic law launched offensive on June 9

 
Thousands of Iraqi Christians today poured out of Mosul after ISIS jihadis gave them an ultimatum – convert, pay or face death.
 
The Islamic State terror group declared that Christians must either convert to Islam, pay a special tax or leave the city, around 250 miles north-west of Baghdad.
 
If they did not do so by noon (9am GMT) today, there would be ‘nothing for them but the sword’, it said.
 
As militants attempted to break government defences in strategic areas and edge closer to Baghdad, Christians fled to join hundreds of thousands of Shiite and other refugees in the neighboring autonomous region of Kurdistan.
 
Their escape to the safety coincided with the expected homecoming of Iraq’s Kurdish president, Jalal Talabani, after 18 months of medical treatment in Germany.
 
Chaldean patriarch Louis Sako, who heads Iraq’s largest Christian community, said the terrifying ultimatum had been relayed by mosques in ISIS-controlled Mosul.
 
He told AFP: ‘Christian families are on their way to Dohuk and Arbil [in Kurdistan]. For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians.’
 
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Trojan Horse Pupils: Christians Lie and Wives Must Have Sex or Go to Hell

 
Inquiry commissioned by Birmingham City Council reveals details of religious extremism in 13 schools
 
Children were taught that all Christians are liars and attempts were made to introduce Sharia law in classrooms as part of an alleged ‘Trojan Horse’ takeover plot of Birmingham schools, an inquiry has found.
 
The inquiry commissioned by Birmingham City Council found evidence of religious extremism in 13 schools as school governors and teachers tried to promote and enforce radical Islamic values.
 
Schools put up posters warning children that if they didn’t pray they would “go to hell”, Christmas was cancelled and girls were taught that women who refused to have sex with their husbands would be “punished” by angels “from dusk to dawn”.
 
The report found that the extremism went unchecked because the council “disastrously” prioritised community cohesion over “doing what is right”.
 
It concluded that there was a “determined effort” by “manipulative” governors to introduce “unacceptable” practices, “undermine” head teachers and deny students a broad and balanced education.
 
A detailed summary of evidence suggested that there was an attempt to introduce Sharia law at the Al-Fuqan school, and when a woman was recommended for a job on individual suggested a “man with a beard” was needed.
 
At the Golden Hillock School a teacher allegedly told children at an assembley “not to listen to Christians as they were all liars”. The incident was referred to counter-terrorism police. One teacher at the school also reportedly told children they were “lucky to be Muslims and not ignorant like Christians and Jews.”
 
At Nansen School the study of French was replaced by the study of Arabic and Islamic religious assemblies were reinstated. Christmas and Diwali celebrations were councils, and children were not allowed to use a doll to represent Jesus in a nativity play. A total of 28 female teaching assistants were dismissed.
 
At the Oldknow academy, children were told at an assembly that they should not send Christmas cards and that Mary was not the mother of Jesus. Children were asked whether they believed in Christmas and encouraged to chant “no we don’t”.
 
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ISIS Is About to Destroy 5000 Years of Biblical History in Iraq

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 10, 2014

 
More than two and a half millennia ago, the Assyrian King Senaccherib descended on his enemies “like the wolf on the fold,” as the Bible tells us—and as Lord Byron wrote in cantering cadences memorized by countless Victorian schoolchildren: “His cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea.”
 
The Assyrian and Babylonian empires appear throughout the Old Testament as examples of ruthless grandeur and godless decadence. The Bible says Sennacherib’s army was destroyed by the Angel of the Lord. The Israelites were carried off to Babylon, where they wept by the waters. And since the middle of the 19th century, archeologists have labored mighthtily to unearth the mythical and the verifiable past in the extraordinary cradle of civilizations they used to call Mesopotamia and now call Iraq.
 
No trace ever has been found of the Garden of Eden, said to have lain near the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates, but one of the great prizes the excavators did discover was Senaccherib’s capital, Nineveh, which the biblical prophet Nahum called “the city of blood, full of lies, full of plunder, never without victims!”
 
Last month, a new marauder descended on Nineveh and the nearby city of Mosul. He, too, came down like the wolf on the fold, but his cohorts brandished Kalashnikovs from pickup trucks, not shining spears; their banners were the black flags of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.
 
Soon afterward the minions of the self-appointed caliph of the freshly self-declared Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, paid a visit to the Mosul Museum. It has been closed for years for restoration, ever since it was looted along with many of Iraq’s other institutions in the wake of the culturally oblivious American-led invasion of 2003. But the Mosul Museum was on the verge of reopening, at last, and the full collection had been stored there.
 
Maybe this all sounds very distant. But the jihadist appetite for violent iconoclasm already has proved to be tremendously dangerous for the West. Those who claim to speak for a vengeful Allah take great delight in smashing idols wherever and whenever they can get to them. Theirs is a war of symbols. In early 2001 the Afghan Taliban, encouraged by al Qaeda, blew to bits the towering Buddhas of Bamiyan. Western leaders wrung their hands but took no substantive action. A few months later, the jihadists attacked some of the most spectacular icons in the world: the skyscrapers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
 
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