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Fashion Mogul Karl Lagerfeld Slams Merkel for Inviting ‘Worst Enemies’ of Jews to Germany

Posted by addisethiopia on November 15, 2017

Noted German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel on French television saying she had invited the “worst enemies” of the Jewish people to Germany during the migrant crisis.

Mr. Lagerfeld, who serves as head creative director of the fashion house Chanel and of Italian designer Fendi, made the remarks on television which led to hundreds of viewers making complaints.

Evoking guilt of the Holocaust as the impetus for Merkel to invite unlimited numbers of asylum seekers into Germany during the migrant crisis, Lagerfeld said:

One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews and then bring millions of their worst enemies in their place,Kronen Zeitung reports.

Lagerfeld then relayed a story he had been told by a friend: “I know someone in Germany who took a young Syrian and after four days he said, ‘The greatest thing Germany invented was the Holocaust’.”

Merkel had already millions and millions (of immigrants) who are well integrated and who work and all is well … she had no need to take another million to construct an image of herself as a stepmother after the Greek crisis,” he added.

Since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, there have been a number of high profile anti-Semitic incidents in Germany, particularly in Berlin.

Earlier this year, a 14-year-old Jewish student was forced to leave his school after Muslim children bullied him both verbally and physically. Josef Schuster, president of Central Council of Jews in Germany called the incident, “a shattering event”.

In an interview with German magazine Bild, Schuster said: “In some districts in major cities, I’d advise people not to identify themselves as Jews.”

Experience has shown that openly wearing a kippa or a necklace with the Star of David is enough to attract verbal or physical threats,” he added.

In July, a report conducted by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of 21 Berlin schools showed that not only was anti-Semitism on the rise but the phrase “you Jew!” had become a common insult on school playgrounds across the capital.

Selected Comments:

Good for him!

Whilst it’s true that European Jews will suffer from this latest wave of mostly Muslim immigrants, the rest of us are hardly any better off.

In most of the “random” attacks by mentally ill lone wolves called Mohammed in the UK and Europe, the vast majority of those maimed and killed weren’t Jews.

Lee Rigby wasn’t slaughtered in the street for being Jewish. The victims of 7/7 weren’t murdered on buses and on the tube for being Jewish. The concert goers in Manchester and Paris weren’t targeted because they were Jewish. The Christmas Markets, the promenade in Nice, the bridges and bars in London, the beheaded French priest weren’t targeted because they are Jewish.

We are all targets, because we aren’t Muslims.

You can be arrested for displaying the Nazi flag in Germany, but it’s OK for the German Government to import the new Nazis.

It is what I always said: European hatred for Jews drives them to import Jewish enemies, Muslims. The more they hate Jews, the more Muslims they import. And this shall destroy Europe. This is how God’s curse works.

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Godless Europe Welcomes the Murderers and Rapists with Open Arms but Deports Persecuted Christians

Posted by addisethiopia on October 27, 2017

Dutchman Put On Trial For Ethiopian War Crimes In 1970s


A Dutch citizen will go on trial in the Netherlands next Monday on charges he committed war crimes in Ethiopia in the 1970s.

The 63-year-old Dutchman, who was born in Ethiopia, is accused of the incarceration, torture and murder of opponents of former Ethiopian leader Mengistu Haile Mariam in the late ‘70s.

As Mengistu’s representative in the Ethiopian province of Gojjam, the man is accused of ordering the killing of 75 young prisoners in 1978 and of being responsible for the incarceration and inhumane treatment of more than 200 people.

An Ethiopian court has sentenced the man to death, in absentia, for his role in what was called the “red terror”, which the communist military junta of Mengistu conducted after the ouster of the Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie, in 1974.

The Ethiopian sentence can’t be carried out in the Netherlands, making a new trial the best option to hold the man to account, the Dutch national prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.

The trial in The Hague is based on an investigation by the International Crimes Team of the Dutch national police. It contains the statements of several Ethiopian witnesses, some of whom will be present at the trial, the prosecutor’s office said.

The accused has been held in provisional custody in the Netherlands since 2015.

Mengistu was found guilty in absentia of genocide in 2007, after he and top members of his military government were accused of killing thousands during his 17-year rule. Mengistu was ousted in 1991 and fled to Zimbabwe, where he still lives.

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Migrant Wanted for Murder of 70 People Arrested on EU Border


A Pakistani man suspected of having killed around 70 people in his homeland has been arrested in Hungary among a large group of migrants trying to break into Europe.

Police in the Central European nation arrested the 35-year-old alleged hitman, who is wanted by Interpol, on Tuesday when officers stopped a crowd of illegal immigrants near the border with Serbia, Reuters reports.

Just One In Five Muslim Rapists In Sweden Are Ever Deported To Their Home Countries

Afghan attackers who raped a boy were not deported as it was ‘too dangerous’

Sweden to deport Christian back to Iran, in violation of UN Convention on Refugees

Christian asylum seekers forcibly returned from Europe live in fear

I00 Iranian and Afghan Christian converts face deportation from Germany after ‘clueless’ questioning

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Migration: Ungrateful Europeans Who Adopted The Edomite spirit now Prefer Ishmael & Esau to Isaac & Jacob

Posted by addisethiopia on October 24, 2017

Biblical Prophecy Unsealed Before Our Very Eyes

 

[Genesis 27:39-40]

Then Isaac his father answered and said to him:

Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness/ (rich places) of the earth,
By your sword/ (your gun) you shall live,
And you shall serve/ (be subject to) your brother;

And it shall come to pass, when you become restless,
that you shall break his, (Jacob’s), yoke (of civility)
(those “onerous chains of bondage” to Jacob’s “straight” life), from (off) your neck.”

Over One in Five German Residents Come from a Foreign Background

A newly released report has shown the true extent of the impact of mass migration on Germany as 18.6 million residents, over one-in-five of the total population, now come from foreign backgrounds.

The statistics come from the German Federal Statistical Office’s new yearbook for 2017 which finally shows the extent of demographic change that many Germans have assumed for years. The figures also show a huge divergence between the west of the country and the east with some areas in the west having up to 30 per cent foreign background residents, Die Welt reports.

The region with the most foreign background residents is Bremen with 30.5 per cent of the population coming from a non-German background. The regions in the east are diametrically different, averaging only 6.4 per cent with Thuringia the lowest at just six per cent.

An estimated 4.3 million non-German residents come from European Union countries and live and work under the open borders Schengen agreement. Poles are the largest single EU citizen group with a total of 783,000 Polish citizens living in the country.

The single largest nationality among the 18.6 million foreign residents are those of a Turkish background at 15 per cent of the total.

Turks in Germany have made their presence known in large numbers over the past year with tens of thousands demonstrating to support Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan following the failed coup last year and the presidential referendum earlier this year.

In 2015, the migrant crisis led to an explosion of population growth for Germany as the statistics show that Syrians became the largest group of migrants at 326,379 followed by Romanians at 212,182.

The change has also been much tougher on the German economy as statistics show that most EU citizens move to the country for work while the unemployment rate for asylum seekers and other migrants who came during the migrant crisis has been gigantic.

The issue has led some economists to warn that over the long term, mass migration will be harmful to the growth of the German economy.

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My Note: Europe is transforming before our very eyes. Whatever it once was, it is rapidly changing. Children of Esau are united with children of Ishmael.

Pay attention to the current statistics and those from the last couple of years, as they clearly show that Italians, Bulgarians, Polish, Romanians (Edomites / Esau) plus Turks, Syrians, Albanians and Afghans (Ishmaelites) are a grand majority of the “foreign background”, yet, the European authorities and their media continue fearmongering the relatively non-existent African refugees.

When the wicked Eurocrats, local politicians and anti-Africa eugenicist media repeatedly warn their populace with the primitive “Africans are coming” message, they indirectly attempt to persuade them into accepting the light-skinned children of Esau and Ishmael.

First, it was 1 million, then 20 million, and then 100 million. Woow!

Amazing, Biblical Prophecy unsealed before our very eyes!

Are A Million African Migrants Really On Their Way To Europe?


Already, I’m informed by very well informed guys and girls who are working on the area, and in the area at the moment, that there’s potentially up to a million migrants already, if not more in the pipeline coming up from Central Africa and the Horn of Africa.”

Joseph Walker-Cousins, senior fellow at the Institute for Statecraft and former head of the British Embassy Office in Benghazi, speaking to the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee on March 30, 2017.

Hard evidence on irregular migration in North Africa is a much sought after commodity; unfortunately, it is also highly unreliable. In its December 2016 assessment of the situation in Libya, the International Organisation for Migration estimated (IOM) that 425,000 internally displaced persons were resident in Libya and that “hundreds of thousands” were displaced into neighbouring countries.Experienced researchers tend to be sceptical of official statistics on migrants for good reasons. North Africa is both a destination and a transit region for sub-Saharan migrants. It is also extremely difficult to count migrants because migration tends to be clandestine, with people moving through politically unstable regions.

Further problems with official reports and comments such as those by Joseph Walker-Cousins are that they tend to focus on Libya (and fail to look at the wider regional picture). Findings are based on indirect evidence – information from informants, detentions, returns, and arrivals in Europe – not primary research that employs sound methodologies, as fieldwork in Libya is not possible.

Unfortunately, the most likely and most effective barrier to migration – barring an effective policy response from other countries in the region – is death and detention. Thousands of migrants have died transiting the Sahara and tens of thousands are “detained” in North Africa.

While the IOM has been able to access some of the detention facilities in Libya, it has not reported on the number of people detained nor their legal status. While European development agencies are beginning to engage with trans-Saharan migration, very little hard data has emerged from their efforts other than an acknowledgement that conflict and drought in northern Nigeria, Mali, Sudan and the Horn of Africa is pushing people northwards across the Sahara.

Verdict: Are there really a million migrants ready to come?

We simply do not know how many migrants are “in the pipeline”. Nor have regional governments or the European Union agreed a viable strategy for dealing with the underlying processes driving this movement, as opposed to stopping migrants from reaching Europe. We do know two important facts. First, and as noted in the 2016 IOM study, not all sub-Saharan migrants intend to come to Europe. Second, without an accurate assessment of the situation and serious policy dialogue with transit countries, no resolution to this issue is possible.

Review, by Nando Sigona, deputy director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham

I agree with the verdict. The story that a million African migrants are ready or in “the pipeline” to reach Europe from Libya is nothing new and Joseph Walker-Cousins’s claim has previously been aired by other variously informed people. It resurfaces periodically in the media (2015, 2016, 2017), but repetition is no proof of validity; rather it is an example of how charts and figures play a significant role in how we understand and debate the so-called refugee crisis.

On the one hand, it encapsulates the power of numbers in firing up public and political debate and sustaining the “crisis mood” that pervades policy responses to boat migration. On the other, it shows the lack of scientific rigour and yet resilience that often characterizes the numbers of the “crisis” that circulate so widely in the global media and among policy makers – impermeable to attempts being made to show how baseless they are.

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Refugees: The African Numbers That Put Europe To Shame; It Needs To Think Again


THE current refugee crisis was one of the top items at the UN’s General Assembly this week; on Tuesday, 19 countries announced they are donating $1.8 billion to the top UN aid organizations to help alleviate the suffering of refugees.

The commitment came after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders at the opening of the General Assembly debate that UN humanitarian agencies were “broke.”

In an interview that aired Friday on Good Morning America, Queen Rania of Jordan said that her country needs “assistance from the international community. Jordan is a small country that’s quite resource poor, so it’s really been a major issue for us.”

Jordan has been hit particularly hard by the civil war in Syria, watching a flood of 600,000 refugees come into the country from Syria during the most recent wave of the crisis. Jordan itself has a population of just 6.4 million, so that accounts to nearly 10% of its population.

It’s proportionally even higher for Lebanon, with 1.1 million refugees, 25% of its population of 4.4 million. But wealthier Europe has been sharply divided as to how to deal with the refugee influx – even though it has the resources to support many more migrants than it currently does.

The Panic

There are two big debates in Europe at the moment; one questioning which migrants are refugees (because not all are) and how many of these refugees should be allowed to stay, and in which country.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) cites that 350,000 migrants were recorded at EU borders between January and August 2015. In the whole of 2014 this number was 280,000.

Breaking this down indicates that in 2014 the average monthly influx of migrants was roughly 23,000 per month, while this year this average increased to about 44,000 – almost double that of last year’s.

The Facts

The European panic, however, needs to be calmed. Looking at the data just from a group of African countries with most refugees on record, one would appreciate just how much the European scare is exaggerated.

The six top refugee destinations in Africa—Ethiopia (659,524), Kenya (551,352), Chad (452,897), Uganda (385,513), Cameroon (264,126) and South Sudan (248,152—hold together 2,561,564 refugees of foreign origin, who are supported in camps around the countries.

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Arab Muslim Smugglers “Deliberately Drowned” Up To 50 Ethiopian Migrants and Threw Another 180 Migrants into Yemen Sea

Posted by addisethiopia on August 10, 2017

A smuggler “deliberately drowned” up to 50 Somali and Ethiopian migrants in the sea off Yemen’s coast, the United Nations migration agency said.
The teenage migrants were trying to reach the Gulf countries via Yemen on Wednesday.
In a statement, the International Organization for Migration described the drownings in the Arabian Sea as “shocking and inhumane.”
“The survivors told our colleagues on the beach that the smuggler pushed them to the sea when he saw some ‘authority types’ near the coast,” said Laurent de Boeck, the Yemen mission chief for the International Organization for Migration.

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My Note:  The Almighty Egziabher is recording everything. R.I.P Brothers and Sisters!

My Note: These evils will pay the price soon, a very heavy price. What’s more tragic about this tragedy is, these evil Arabs are babysitted, aided and encouraged to execute their evil deeds by the Europeans. They won’t go so far without their help! I followed readers comments on the news about this tragedy over the net, 95% of the commentaries are disgusting. Many even cheer and celebrate the deaths of fellow human beings. Search and read it, very sad!

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Major European Politician: “We Need Concentration Camp in Egypt for Black African Migrants”

Posted by addisethiopia on December 9, 2016

Because they are not Egyptians. “These migrants are not Egyptians, our problem is with “Black” migrants”; “Schwarzafrika (Black Africa)”, he kept repeating:

These remarks were made by the high-ranking European bureaucrat, Elmar Brok, who is the current Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs during a discussion in a popular mainstream German Talkshow (Hart aber Fair) last Monday.

Last week, Mr. Brok met with Presidents Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt and Isias Afewerki of Eritrea.

In the same show, the green party technocrat, Jürgen Trittin (a Bildeberger) shows immense sympathy for the Syrian refugees, adamantly defends their presence in Germany and passionately supports the importation of Muslims in his country. All this, days after the tragic news about the raped and murdered German girl in Freiburg became official. His propaganda about the ‘humanitarian’ disaster in Syria and Afghanistan – his dramatic and passionate presentation earned him a warm round of applause from the selectively invited studio guests.

On the other hand, the racialist Eurocrat, Elmar Brok, while his country already has been invaded by 2 to 5 million Muslims, he concentrated on Africa by painting the situation in Africa in the usual primitive, racialist and eugenicist manner to brainwash, convince and scare the German public about a potential invasion of 100 million BLACK Africans in the near future – unless „We“ (Europeans and Arabs) do something about now. “Either accept Arab Muslims try to coexist with them, or else, millions of wild men from the African jungle will be here soon.” This is how they condition their folks to hate and dehumanize Africans. It will be easier then to wipe out millions of Africans (Rwanda, Congo, South Sudan) without harvesting potential protest or sense of guilt. 

Mr. Elmar Brok’s ‘argument’ is an indirect call for concentration camps in Egypt and Tunisia – a call for POPULATION control and GENOCIDE. They turn a blind eye to Arab Muslim evil, but quick to blame Africa for everything. It’s all there for everyone to see, they don’t even hide it anymore. Even if one doesn’t understand German it’s possible to see the video image and get the message. These people never learn, because their faith in their agenda is a satanic cultist’s zeal. It really contradicts Jesus Christ’s agenda. But their ultimate downfall will come soon, and it’ll be horrible.

The Hidden Racism Of The Refugee Crisis — Why Does Nobody Care When Black Africans Drown?

October 3, 2016

The African migrant trail via Libya is far more dangerous than the Syrian route via Greece.

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An African migrant is comforted by a friend after being rescued around 20 nautical miles off the coast of Libya(REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi)

Ever since the Syrian refugee crisis hit international headlines the plight of African migrants in Europe has taken a back seat. Media attention has focused on arrivals via the eastern Mediterranean route – from Turkey to Greece – because of the huge number of arrivals, when in reality the central Mediterranean route via Libya to Italy is by far the deadliest into Europe. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) between 1 January to 28 September 3,054 migrants have died taking it.

African migrants have been crossing the central Mediterranean for decades. In Lampedusa, the island that has become a symbol of Europe’s migrant crisis, some 400,000 migrants have landed en route to Europe. Like river tributaries African migrants converge from the east, central and west of the continent to Libya’s coastline, which is 1,100 miles long.

For the past few years I have been reporting on the perilous journeys African migrants make to reach Europe’s shores on dingy boats from Libya. Most of them are young men who risk life and limb to escape poverty, war, violence and Islamist militants in their native countries.

I have interviewed numerous African migrants who have survived terrible journeys to reach Europe. But their plight does not draw the same attention as that of Syrians crossing Turkey into Europe. In Libya African migrants are met by a grim situation, they face indefinite detention, racism, slave-like labour conditions and violence at the hands of militias and smugglers.

According to the IOM, of the 3,600 Nigerians who arrived in Italy by boat in the first half of 2016, more than 80% will be trafficked into prostitution. When I was in Palermo this summer I heard about the plight of these Nigerian prostitutes, I heard that most are tricked into coming to Italy, and once they get here, they are told they have to work to pay back the cost of their journey. Most nights in Palermo, Nigerian women walk along the city’s port by the beach selling sex, with pimps overlooking them.

Libya has become a funnel for African migrants into Europe. Taka, a young Gambian migrant, knew nothing of Libya’s war before he left his tiny West African country. He left his village in February 2016 and embarked on a dangerous journey, which took him via a slavers market in Niger to the Sahara. He eventually reached Libya, where he was captured, imprisoned and tortured before he was released. He made it to Tripoli but had to stick together with other young Gambians to avoid kidnap. This arduous journey did not diminish Taka’s resolve: “I will die or see Europe,” he said.

Taka’s journey is not unique. He shares much in come with the many young African migrants I have interviewed. Like Ugaas, a young Somali migrant who was tortured and held prisoner by people smugglers in Libya. They threw rocks at his head when his family could not pay up. Ugaas showed me the scars on his body. Or Tareke, an Eritrean who escaped enforced military conscription in Eritrea – one of the harshest regimes in the world – and was imprisoned and tortured for months in a notorious prison in Kufra, in the south of Libya.

Despite these horror stories the focus is usually on the experiences of Syrians. In Europe, it seems that African lives don’t matter as much as those of Arabs. In the summer I was asked to take part in two post-screening panel discussions of Fire at Sea, a 2016 documentary film by Eritrea-born Italian director Gianfranco Rossi, which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

People from a capsized boat are rescued during a rescue operation by Italian navy ships Bettica and Bergamini off the coast of Libya(Reuters)

This film is set in Lampedusa, and though it features some Syrian and Arab stories, the primary focus of the film is on African migrants. During these panel discussions I was struck at how few audience questions related to Africans, and how overwhelmingly most questions concerned the plight of Syrian refugees. I recall only a few people asking about the plight of African migrants.

Even when boats sink in the central Mediterranean route, focus usually shifts to Syrians, rather than on perished Africans. It seems the plight of Syrian refugees feeds our liberal bias towards refugee stories – the political battle is over who gets the right to be called a refugee, by extension those outside that definition are seen to have made their journeys to Europe by choice, and therefore they do not deserve the same attention.

There is a tendency in public discourse to protect refugees at the expense of migrants, to endlessly debate whether we should describe them as a refugee or a migrant, but the reality is that this misses the nuances.

There is now a migrant league table, with Syrians at the top, and Africans at the bottom.”

Perhaps most Africans could be considered migrants. Take Taka, he came because of poverty not war, yet he was kept a slave in Niger and fled mayhem in Libya: he may not have started out a refugee in the legal sense, but he was forced out of Libya by violence. The danger is that these discussions distract us from what is going on the ground – and are a shortcut to determining a migrant’s worth based on their country of origin.

An Italian cultural mediator I interviewed in Palermo, and who has been working with migrants since 2008, told me that the situation had not changed for Gambians: they were still fleeing in droves, yet to be a Gambian migrant in Sicily now means it is impossible to get asylum in Italy. He said there is preferential treatment for Syrians, but not Gambians, Afghans or Nigerians.

This preferential treatment is creating a two-tier system for migrants in Europe. There is now a league table, with Syrians at the top and Africans at the bottom. Until this changes, the plight of African migrants will continue to be on the periphery.

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Aleppo Churches Open Doors To Displaced Muslim Families

Posted by addisethiopia on November 3, 2016

For the first time in history, Muslims are coming to us. The only thing we have to do is tell them the good news; they are waiting for it

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Life hasn’t been easy for 28-year-old Syrian mother Kristina, a Christian of Armenian descent, who lived with her husband in Aleppo long before the civil war started in 2011.

It was in that besieged city that Kristina gave birth to her firstborn daughter, 18 months ago. She’s brought the little girl to the house where a World Watch Monitor contact meets her. While her mother talks, the toddler explores the room.

Please close the door, I’d like to keep an eye on her,” Kristina asks, not letting her child out of her sight.

With the pain still visible in her eyes, Kristina recalls her first days of being a mother in the spring of 2015 – the war raging outside, electricity, gas and water cut off most of the time and her family unable to visit and help her.

The first two weeks after my daughter was born were the hardest in my life,” Kristina says. “It was so cold that we put our mattresses on the living room floor, the warmest room in the house. There we lived for two weeks on the ground, wrapped in blankets.”

As soon as it was safe, Kristina, her husband and her baby daughter travelled to neighbouring Lebanon to safety. At first it was intended to be a short trip, but when the violence increased and also the Christian part of Aleppo was being bombed, the young family decided to wait for the end of the war before returning to Syria.

I can’t let my baby girl grow up amidst all those dangers,” Kristina says.

With the violence continuing and worsening, gradually more Christians left Aleppo. In Kristina’s church, now only 10 per cent of the regular church-goers are left, she hears from friends.

But you know what’s surprising? The church is still full; displaced people take their place. Especially Muslims are coming to the church now,” she says.

In Syria, the Christian children’s activities draw the most attention, Kristina says. A lot of Syrians from other parts of Aleppo – the fighting is heaviest in Muslim areas – have fled to the Christian areas to seek refuge. For many Muslims, it is the first time they have mixed with Christians.

Kristina also says the Muslim women were surprised to see that churches offered support and programmes for all Syrians, not just for Christians.

Their mosques don’t do that,” Kristina says. “Many are re-thinking the faith they grew up in and have dropped their hostility towards Christians.

Many Muslims were genuinely surprised when they met Christian women in our churches willing to serve them. Their image was that all Christian women spend most of their days dancing in night clubs and drinking alcohol! Meeting each other was a shock, both for them and for us.

A growing number of Muslim children have been attending the children’s activities, where the Bible is opened daily.

The mothers are okay with that,” says Kristina. “They see it as positive if their children learn about God. It’s the husbands who are stricter, usually.”

But, gradually, also the mothers and, in some cases, whole Muslim families have found their way to the church activities, including the services.

That absolutely did not happen before the war,” Kristina says. “Still the Muslims are afraid – especially when entering and leaving the building – but they are there. The children have opened the church’s doors, then the women followed, and finally the men.”

Kristina says Muslim women “feel liberated when they notice the church doesn’t see them as merely machines only fit for cleaning, giving birth to children, and raising them, like many Muslim men do”.

In Islam, many women don’t have any rights. When they feel how Christians really care for them, it feels like heaven for those women. They see it’s possible to live as independent women, to dream,” Kristina says.

Despite the war, Kristina speaks of a “golden age” for the Church in the Middle East.

For the first time in history, Muslims are coming to us. The only thing we have to do is tell them the good news; they are waiting for it,” she says. “They realise that, when living in a Christian environment, the [Christian message] will be shared. They may even see it as a sign of weakness if it isn’t.”

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A New Home and a New Religion in Germany

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Among the Iranian refugees filling European church pews

When I first met Mattias in July at a refugee shelter just north of Berlin, he went by the name Mohammed. He had arrived in Germany from Iran the previous fall, along with thousands of other asylum-seekers—sometimes up to 10,000 arrived in a single day. After the German government assigned him to this shelter, he converted to Christianity. “I wouldn’t say I was a Muslim” before, he told me. “I didn’t go to a mosque for an entire year. Now I am going to church every week.” He expects it will take about three weeks to get off his church’s waiting list to be baptized. Perhaps once he’s more settled in Germany, he’ll be able to change his name legally to Mattias, his chosen Christian name.

We sat together in a sparse dormitory room at the shelter with three other Iranians who had converted from Islam to Christianity. They attend a Protestant church together, but asked that I not provide the exact location nor give their full names. Two of them said they became Christian while living in Iran. Another, like Mattias, had converted after arriving in Germany as an asylum-seeker.

Throughout Germany, the pews of churches like theirs are filled increasingly by asylum-seekers. Though two umbrella church organizations told me that they couldn’t provide exact statistics or comment on the nationality of the asylum-seekers attending church, Christoph Heil, a spokesman for the Protestant Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia—which includes 1,300 parishes—confirmed the pattern. “Normally we don’t count the number of asylum-seekers who are baptized because we don’t differentiate between who is an asylum-seeker and who isn’t, but [asylum-seekers asking to be baptized] appears to be a new trend,” he said.

Muslim converts to Christianity that I spoke to in Germany cited the redemptive power of Jesus’s story, and disillusionment with Islam. It’s also worth noting the more earthly forces potentially at work: Germany does not grant refugee status to Iranians as easily as it does Syrians and Iraqis. Around 27,000 Iranians applied for asylum in the EU in 2015, with Germany hosting the overwhelming majority; according to Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, 60 percent of Iranian requests for asylum received positive answers that year. Iranians seeking refugee status must prove that if they are sent home, they stand the risk of being persecuted for their beliefs. In Iran, that often means Christian converts.

During conversations with newly converted Iranian asylum-seekers, it struck me that being born again after arriving in Europe was not only an act of faith, but a practical matter: Europe is largely Christian, after all. Some converts, like Mattias, weren’t particularly devout Muslims to begin with anyway. “There are asylum-seekers looking to get baptized who have converted in their home countries and others are getting in touch with Christianity now after seeing a certain way of life in Germany,” Heil said. “They ask themselves, what is the root of this way of living, [of] freedom and democracy.”

At his shelter, Mattias and three of his friends, who all appeared to be in their 30s and 40s, pulled a metal folding table into the middle of the dorm room to prepare for lunch. One of them told me he hoped Donald Trump would become president of the United States, since he’d heard he was a Christian. Before we ate, another of Mattias’s friends prayed as we bowed our heads, giving thanks for the food. “In Jesus’s name, Amen,” he said. “Amen,” the others echoed. Then we dug into rice pilaf from a frying pan.

The man who led the prayer said he had converted to Christianity in Iran after getting hold of a smuggled Farsi-language Bible. “Before it was just theoretical to me, but now I can see it and feel it by my pastor’s kindness,” he said. Another said he converted in Iran because of an old neighbor who had been born Christian. Christians, he said, “were kind people. In Islam, the person who does the killing and the person who dies yells Allahu Akbar,” he said. “In Iran,” he noted, referring to the Arab occupation of Persia that began in the seventh century, “we became Muslim by force.”

A week after that meal, I visited Trinity Lutheran Church, which also hosts a large Iranian congregation. A pale, yellow, sterile-looking structure set just off a residential street in Berlin’s southwestern Steglitz neighborhood, it appears modest compared to the grand churches of Europe. On the lawn out front, some of the Iranian congregants greeted each other with smiles and overzealous, welcoming handshakes. Others shuffled inside, their eyes averted. Notices written in Farsi were posted all over the church.

The pastor at Trinity is Gottfried Martens, 53, an affable man with a salt-and-pepper widow’s peak and kind smile. He explained that Trinity’s sister congregation in the adjacent district of Zehlendorf had been helping new migrants adjust to life in Germany since the 1990s, adopting a welcoming stance that eventually turned his church into a destination for Iranian Christians seeking help. Once a few Farsi speakers began attending, more arrived. In 2013, Trinity began its service focusing on “refugee work,” in Martens’s words, providing translations in Farsi and English during services and other church activities.

Before the service began that day, I talked with Saeed, another Iranian asylum-seeker. Up the stairs and past the Iranian ushers, we poked our heads into the nave. There were few seats available, so we crowded into the choir loft along with the other stragglers. There appeared to be around 300 people in attendance, mostly Iranians, but my translator pointed out that a line of men seated behind us included Hazaras from Afghanistan—also current or former Shia Muslims—like the Iranians. Only a dozen or so in attendance appeared to be German. A woman in the front pews still wore a hijab.

During the service, much of which was translated into Farsi, the Iranians and Afghans tried to follow along in the church bulletin, concluding each section with a hearty, accented “Ah-meeen” (familiar to the Iranians and Afghans from Muslim prayers) that filled the sanctuary.

Do you want to go take communion?” Saeed asked when people began lining up in the center aisle after the sermon. I told him I would stay seated, since I didn’t know how to cross myself, which, naturally, confused him: earlier, I had told him that I was a Christian. He was a new believer, steadfast and eager about the outward signs of devotion like partaking in the sacraments, crossing himself at the appropriate times, and eating pork. The outward trappings of Christianity I grew up with in a non-denominational church in rural Maryland, by contrast—using euphemisms rather than cursing (darn rather than damn), voting Republican, eating Chick-Fil-A, and doing nothing remotely Catholic—were difficult to explain.

After the service ended, the Iranians and Afghans gathered downstairs for a meal of rice, lentils, and cabbage salad. Asylum-seekers had often complained to me about the German food at their shelters, which they found bland. But the church’s lunch menu seemed tailored to their tastes. During the meal, one Iranian man was filling out a baptism questionnaire that asked for his personal history. It soon turned into a group activity. “How do you write ‘engineer’ in German?” he asked the crowd that had surrounded him.

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Mind-Blowing: Demonic Circle Hits All Around – This Can’t Be Britannia

Posted by addisethiopia on October 19, 2016

“Where are all the girls?” They ask. I ask, “Where are all the Africans, who the European elites are scaring their insecure populace with?”

Where Are All The Girls? Third All-Male Group Of Migrant ‘children’ Begin Their Journey From The Calais Jungle To The Uk As Facial Recognition Software Suggests Some May Be Thirty Eight Years Old

Two-thirds of ‘child’ refugees quizzed about real age last year were adults

  • In 12 months to September last year, 65 per cent found to be aged over 18

  • Figures show scale of how adult migrants try to deceive the UK authorities

  • They emerged after Tory MPs raised questions about ages of 28 refugees

A third group of ‘child’ refugees are on their way to Britain after being loaded into a minivan in France.

Pictures of those being bussed over appeared to show all were male once again, as the group boarded a vehicle in Saint Omer ahead of their journey from Calais to the UK.

It comes as the row over the age of migrants arriving intensified with the Home Office revelation that nearly two-thirds of child refugees quizzed about their real age last year were found to be adults.

In the 12 months to September last year, 65 per cent were found to be aged over 18.

The figures show the scale of how adult migrants try to deceive the UK authorities in a bid to be granted sanctuary.

They emerged after Tory MPs raised questions about the ages of 28 refugees brought to the UK this week from the Calais Jungle.

Yesterday, one migrant in particular, wearing a blue hoodie with stubble on his chin, was rated by a facial recognition program as having the features of a 38-year-old.

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He was one of 14 to be bussed to Croydon from the notorious Jungle camp shanty town before it is demolished by the French authorities.

They followed 14 who arrived on Monday, as Britain works to reunite unaccompanied youngsters from war-torn countries with family members in the UK.

A Home Office spokesman refused to confirm how many child refugees were due to arrive in Britain today, or whether any were female.

But after the blue-clad migrant’s photograph was widely published online yesterday, some wondered about his age.

Analysis of his picture by Microsoft’s face recognition program How Old Do I Look? suggested he had the facial features of a 38-year-old, although the software company cautioned it was just an estimate.

And Dr Ross Perry, medical director of the Harley Street skin clinic Cosmedics, said: ‘It is very difficult to assess someone’s age based on just one photograph, but I would guess he is late 30s to early 40s.

‘The wrinkles around the eyes are the tell-tale sign, and the loss of volume in the cheeks.

Selected comments:

–And these so called children are going to be placed in schools? With REAL children our children?

–Do we supply them shavers for free with gel and aftershaves?

–Why do the minority, tree hugging, liberals always get their way over blatant common sense? Who actually sanctioned this?

–Why do I require to pay 40% of my very, very hard earned income to keep these people who contribute nothing to the society?

–It looks like Teresa May has gone ‘Merkel’ on us.

–We are the laughing stock of the world!

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Calais: An Eritrean Christian Boy Is Refused Uk Entry In ‘shambolic’ Selection Process

Posted by addisethiopia on October 18, 2016

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Again, the most in need like Daniel, with a Judeo-Christian heritage are left behind because cheating 45-year-old Arabs & Afghans are taking their places.

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Daniel Gadi, a nine-year-old boy, from Eritrea, in Africa, whose mother is dead, is among those still stranded in France.

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So Much Disdain For People of African Origin

Posted by addisethiopia on October 12, 2016

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Two days ago, the DailyMail  reported on an Eritrean refugee who was killed (R.I.P) in a car accident at Calais, France.

Upon visiting the comments section I was asking again and again, why do these folks, the media and the authorities have so much hatred for Africans? Why are they so obsessed with portraying a handful of African emigrants in a bad light? Why are they treating them with such disdain? Actually, it’s Arab Muslims who are terrorizing and angering them, not African Christians!

Please read the comments section and compare the BEST RATED with the WORST RATED. No sympathy for the dead Eritrean….unbelievable! It is somehow comparable to the actions of the Italians who built a memorial to a Fascist military leader who massacred 30,000 Christian Ethiopians during World War II.

BEST RATED (Green arrowed)

Possibly a Syrian, or an Arab snake who wrote this one:

We don’t want them. Our moral duty is to Syrian orphans. Not economic migrants trying to get here via their kids.

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WORST RATED (Red arrowed)

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The Demons Of Hatred & Violence Are On The Loose

Posted by addisethiopia on October 3, 2016

A Muslim Plunders Four Historical Churches In Italy, Including The Basilica Of Santa Praxedes

A disturbing and heartbreaking scene that has become a routine in today’s world: The above video shows the Muslim native of Ghana preying the Church of San Vitale (547) in Ravenna. He pillaged other three churches, including the Basilica of Santa Praxedes (780) in Rome, before being arrested.

[Revelation 12:9]

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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