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What Condi Rice’s Speech Means to Christians
The Christian Diarist ^ | August 30, 2012 | JP

Posted on 08/30/2012 12:33:53 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

As I listened to Condoleezza Rice deliver a most powerful foreign policy speech last night at the GOP convention – “Where does America stand?” she challenged – my thoughts turned to Rimsha Masih, an11-year-old Pakistani girl persecuted for her Christian faith..

She was snatched from her home in Islamabad two weeks ago, beaten and thrown in prison. Her alleged crime: Blasphemy.

The accusation was made against Rimsha by a Muslim neighbor. He claimed he saw the young Christian girl burning pages of a Noorani Qaida, a textbook for beginners learning the Koran.

Under Pakistan’s penal code, young Rimsha can be punished with life in prison or even the death penalty if found guilty of blasphemy.

So far, President Obama, the supposed leader of the free world, has had absolutely nothing to say about the Islamist persecution of tender-aged Rimsha.

Which returns us to the question Condi Rice, Secretary of State under former President George W. Bush, posed last night: “Where does America stand?”

Well, it’s all too clear that, under Obama, our nation doesn’t stand with Christians living in Muslim-majority countries. Otherwise, the president wouldn’t remain silent as those particular relious minorities are persecuted.

Like Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has spent much of the past three years in an Iranian prison for refusing to renounce his Christian faith, who faces the death penalty for his supposed “apostasy.”

Like Pastor Audu Gadzama, a Nigerian Christian, whose family was the target of an attack this month of Muslim gunmen who stormed his church shouting “Allah Akbar!” before burning it to the ground.

Like Egyptian shopkeeper Reefat Eskander, a Coptic Christian, who was murdered this month after Egyptian jihadi groups distributed leaflets promising to reward any Muslim who killed a Copt.

These are not isolated incidents of religious intolerance. They are examples of either state-sponsored or state-tolerated persecution of Christians.

And they have increased exponentially over the past decade or so, according to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a research fellow at American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Between 2003 and 2010, she reported, violent attacks upon Christians in Muslim-majority countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia tripled.

Another four years of Obama means that Christians living in such nations like Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria and Egypt will remain subject to the tender mercies of genocidal Islamists.

That’s why those of us who count ourselves Christ followers should pray for regime change in Washington.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: foreignpolicy; gopconvention; islam; persecution
The only persecuted group for which President Obama seems to have no sympathy are Christians.
1 posted on 08/30/2012 12:34:01 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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Unfortunately we have nobody sympathetic to Christians running for the office of POTUS this time...

2 posted on 08/30/2012 12:38:59 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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Condi Rice had no overt sympathy for the Christians behind batbed wire in Sudan either. She was more worried about her presstitutes and whether or not her clothes matched. BUT, she sure had some serious sympathy for the down with the struggle, poor and oppressed falsestinians.
I do not forgive her for either.

3 posted on 08/30/2012 12:49:55 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

batbed wire
barbed wire.

4 posted on 08/30/2012 12:52:38 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

Condi almost jumped out of her skin with glee when GWB pronounced Islam to be a ROP.

Christianity has no sympathizers in US government — all these people are concerned with is job security.

And don’t expect any change in a Romney administration.

5 posted on 08/30/2012 1:29:33 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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