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American Christians Wear Orange in Solidarity With Those Persecuted For Faith

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 16, 2015

07coptsB1424815091Obama, Obama, did you see? Christian blood in the sea

Hanna Asaad, front, is among of group of Egyptian Coptic Christians marching toward the White House on Tuesday in remembrance of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians recently beheaded in Libya by Islamic State.  

A group of Egyptian Coptic Christians, including Amer Sabet, holding a cross, march from the White House toward the U.S. Capitol in remembrance of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians recently beheaded in Libya by Islamic State.

Hanna Asaad, a network engineer in Fairfax, Va., grew up in the village of Aloor in southern Egypt. He was able to immigrate to the United States several years ago, but his best friend and cousin, Samuel Alham, sought work as a laborer in nearby Libya, like many other Coptic Christians in the impoverished region.

Shortly after Christmas, Alham and 20 of his fellow Coptic laborers were kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Libya. In mid-February, they were marched to a Mediterranean beach in handcuffs and orange prison jumpsuits. Then they were beheaded with knives as a video camera recorded the gruesome scene.

On Tuesday, Asaad, 29, joined 20 protesters who donned orange jumpsuits and stood outside the White House, then knelt with their hands behind their backs. Behind them, other demonstrators held up photographs of the real victims and the blood-red waves where their headless corpses were thrown.

I kept calling my cousin and telling him he had to leave Libya, but there was no safe way out,” Asaad said. “The militants came looking for Christians and then took them away. They murdered my cousin, my nephew and my classmates. Someday soon they will start murdering people in this country.”

About 50 demonstrators, who marched slowly from the White House to Capitol Hill under police escort, demanded that U.S officials take more aggressive action against the Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups, including Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Hanna Asaad, front, is among of group of Egyptian Coptic Christians marching toward the White House on Tuesday in remembrance of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians recently beheaded in Libya by Islamic State.  

Obama, Obama, did you see? Christian blood in the sea,”they chanted. 

For Copts in the Washington area and across the United States — mostly a population of educated, professional émigrés — the seaside slaughter was an especially horrific incident in a history of increasing persecution that the Christian minority group has faced in its native Egypt. Recent attacks included the bombing of a church on New Year’s Day, 2011, in the city of Alexandria, which left 21 worshippers dead and 79 injured.

Meanwhile, as militant Islamist ideology spreads, Christian groups are confronting attacks in other parts of the Middle East and South Asia.

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Because It’s Not The Time For Africa

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on January 15, 2015

StoPAfroChristianGenocideI was almost about to sing, “It’s time for Africa”, no, no chance, another francophone colonial power, Belgium is next in seizing the media attention.

In a normal world this would seem to be the message the world’s media is trumpeting in the wake of the silence over 2,000 slaughtered by the Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Guardian questions in the article below, why the massacre in Baga, Nigeria has been ignored.

The first reason; the “we & the rest” elite masters of this world have created a primitive and unjust hierarchical system based on status, skin color and belief system that drives them to get busy identifying themselves as the better ones, preferring, networking and associating with their own tribe. According to this system, on top of the pyramid sit White European Atheists, then Brown Arab Muslims and Black Voodoo Africans. These Atheists, Muslims and Voodoo maniacs seem to behave and act in opposition to one another or discriminate each other, but they come together and work hand in glove to fight against children of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – as Atheists, Muslims and Voodoo-maniacs worship the pagan god of Cain, Ishmael and the Pharaohs.

As Satan is the ruler of this world, there is a deadly power struggle among its worshipers, among the Atheists, Muslims and Voodoo-maniacs. These three groups are existentialists, live predominantly for themselves, for now, for their flesh, exercise satanic rituals, kill themselves and murder others, specially Jews and Christians in order to propitiate their satanic deity. They control most of the visible physical world, are often attention seekers, and help each other in desperate times. They often suggest that moral authority is derived from solidarity. Everywhere we look liberal atheist fascism is on the rise. Political correctness is their Delusion. They despise and hate anyone who disagrees with them. All who are not atheists are evil. They lie, hate, denigrate, tear down, murder, and destroy anyone who disagrees with what they say and do. No wonder that liberal Atheists, Muslims, and Voodoo-maniacs get along so well. Their methods are indistinguishable. When the Ottoman Turk, Bosnian, Albanian, Chechnyan and Afghan Muslims were in trouble, it’s the atheists powers who came to their rescue. When Christians in the Central African Republic were raped, murdered and driven from their homeland by Arab Muslim invaders, the atheist West was silent for about a year. But, when the persecuted Christians organized themselves to drive our the Arab barbarians, French soldiers were sent to CAR to protect the Muslims. We had little known Christian genocides in Sierra Leon, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Uganda (Idi Saudi Amin), and, of course, in Iraq and Syria.

Another reason why Charlie Hebdo killings gets more attention is because they struck at a foundational belief of atheism. The world’s liberal, secularist and selective media responded so hugely to the seventeen deaths in Paris, because their own tribe / atheists were killed. Nigerian Christians? They don’t seem to be qualified as real people, after all, their country has to depopulate itself one way or the other. Not a single attention-seeker European, American, Asian or Arab truly cares about the fate of Christian Africans. The painful truth! 

Honestly, it’s even more depressing to learn that the NWO installed agents and politicians in Nigeria ignore the problem because they ‘have to do’ their jobs or it reflects badly on them. A day after gunmen killed 12 people at the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan issued a statement condemning the “dastardly terrorist attack”, while ignoring the massacre of his own people. How irresponsible! I remember back in 2012, when millions of Nigerians stopped work, took to the streets across the country back to protest against the removal of a fuel subsidy, I asked my self, they went to the streets when price of rice went up, but, they remain silent, silent and silent when their brothers and sisters are slaughtered on a daily basis?! The 2012 protests were also held in other countries to show solidarity with money-minded Nigerians back home, but not with the persecuted Christians.

We witness countless attacks and daily acts of atrocious cruelty against Christians in Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, Libya, Tanzania, Egypt, Somalia, Central African Republic etc – I wish Ethiopian Christians would organize a million-man-march to the headquarters of the African Union for the persecuted Christians of Africa under the umbrella of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. What a historical gesture it would have been!The coming 24th African Union Summit – 23 to 31 January 2015 — in Addis Ababa could be a perfect time to march to Meskel Square and say:

#የአፍሪቃ ክርስቲያን ነኝ #JeSuisUnChrétienAfricain

So Why Did The Paris Attacks Receive More Coverage Than the Boko Haram Killings?

France spent the weekend coming to terms with last week’s terror attacks in Paris that left 17 dead. The country mourned, and global leaders joined an estimated 3.7 million people on its streets to march in a show of unity.

In Nigeria, another crisis was unfolding, as reports came through of an estimated 2,000 casualties after an attack by Boko Haram militants on the town of Baga in the north-eastern state of Borno. Amnesty International described as the terror group’s “deadliest massacre” to date, and local defense groups said they had given up counting the bodies left lying on the streets.

Reporting in northern Nigeria is notoriously difficult; journalists have been targeted by Boko Haram, and, unlike in Paris, people on the ground are isolated and struggle with access to the internet and other communications. Attacks by Boko Haram have disrupted connections further, meaning that there is an absence of an online community able to share news, photos and video reports of news as it unfolds.

But reports of the massacre were coming through and as the world’s media focused its attention on Paris, some questioned why events in Nigeria were almost ignored.

On Twitter, Max Abrahms, a terrorism analyst, tweeted: “It’s shameful how the 2K people killed in Boko Haram’s biggest massacre gets almost no media coverage.”

Musician Nitin Sawhney said: “Very moving watching events in Paris – wish the world media felt equally outraged by this recent news too.”

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

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 21, 2014

IraqChristians
“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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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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