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Muslims Burn Gift Boxes From Christians--Meant for Children
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Posted on 04/27/2004 3:26:11 PM PDT by GulliverSwift

The little boys and girls would have had new pens and tablets. They would have come upon decorated boxes filled with presents. These gifts included toys — colorful and safe. There were also books in a country where books are at a premium.

I recall a group of us for the past several Christmases packing shoeboxes full of such items for children. We wrapped them in brightly colored papers. We made certain that there was nothing offensive in the packages. There were midget-sized toys, socks, handkerchiefs, tablets, whistles and the like. We envisioned those children opening up the boxes, smiling from ear to ear. We wanted to do this because we love the children of the world. We feel sorry for the impoverished little ones who don’t own one toy while our children are laden with playthings.

But the next time we package up those gifts, we will wonder what in fact will happen to them once they land in another country, particularly if sent to Somalia. It’s there, according to BBC News, that gift boxes are burned up. The contents never get to the waiting boys and girls.

In fact, the children’s parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles are the ones burning the gift boxes. They today are marching in the streets, demanding that no such gift boxes ever arrive again for their children. It’s a plot. It’s a scheme from Christians to take over the world, starting with their young. It is that sinister work of the Christian church seeking to undo their culture. Therefore, burn up the toys, books, pens and paper. None of it. Have none of it. Not in Somalia.

"Thousands of Somalis have marched through streets in Mogadishu protesting at what they say is an attempt by aid agencies to spread Christianity. Muslim scholars organized the protest following reports that school children were given gifts with Christian emblems alongside charitable aid.

"The protestors set ablaze hundreds of cartons containing goods, some marked only as gifts from the Swiss Church. This is the first such charge against Western aid agencies in Somalia."

Imagine! Hundreds of cartons. Thousands of presents prepared by caring individuals in another country. They had dreams of cheering up those Somalian children. But not if the grown up Muslims have their say.

This evening I was wondering where in the world can we ever find Muslims building hospitals in other countries just because those Muslims care about people. And where are the clinics posted in the rural areas? Where are the schools with books and pens and paper, not placed there by the government, but put there by mosque-caring individuals led by their clerics? Why would Muslims be building those schools in the name of Allah — all because those Muslims love children in other lands who have few if any schools.

Of course, there are no such places. Muslims don’t care. Mosques don’t organize loving agencies. Clerics don’t round up toy boxes for poverty-ridden little ones in other countries.

Muslims have not the dove of the Holy Spirit for their symbol. They have no empty cross standing for the resurrected Savior. They have no good news carrying missionaries sacrificing their Western salaries for ministering to the poor. They have no social workers sent by Christian mission boards. They have no contractors and heavy machine equipment drivers flown in by Christian agencies.

Muslims don’t because they don’t have a religion based on God-love. Their religion is based on the sword — killing non-Muslims or taking them as slaves. Their so-called holy writ, the Koran, stipulates that. Why? Because Allah has demanded it.

Isn’t it all quite sad? And so when the Swiss Church mails loving gifts to Somalian children, Muslim adults get in the way of it all, burning hundreds of boxes before the children’s eyes, determined to continue the religion of hate and kill. After all, better to disappoint their own children than allow them to open gifts of love.

"The BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu says the demonstrators condemned the gifts handed out by Christian aid agencies, which included toys, books, and pens.

"’These are Christian missionaries working under the cloak of aid workers. The gifts were given to our children without our choice,’ Sheikh Nuur Baaruut, the chairman of the Muslim council told the protesters at Tarabuunka Square.

"The protestors warned the aid agencies against using relief items to evangelize in Somalia."

Also, come to think of it: Where is the Muslim equivalent to Mother Teresa? Oh, I can’t go on. It’s too anguishing to contemplate. A whole world religion given over the devil with their next generation knowing nothing of divine grace and saving love.

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Muslim scholars organized the protest

Do they really have to call them scholars?

"These Christians and their gifts are trying to harm our children."

1 posted on 04/27/2004 3:26:12 PM PDT by GulliverSwift
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To: GulliverSwift
such lovely people :(
2 posted on 04/27/2004 3:26:53 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: GulliverSwift
The Religion of Peace?

The article said just about all that needed to be said about them.




Cheers!
3 posted on 04/27/2004 3:29:41 PM PDT by SZonian (Say what you mean, but don't say it mean!)
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To: SZonian
"The protestors warned the aid agencies against using relief items to evangelize in Somalia."

"We don't want you to change our lifestyle one bit. If we want to starve and die when we reach thirty, that's our business."

4 posted on 04/27/2004 3:35:48 PM PDT by GulliverSwift (Scott McClellan and Jamie Gorelick both need to go.)
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To: GulliverSwift
This is insane...

Cancer on a global scale.

The radical Islamist/Muslims make AIDS look like a picnic in terms of human challenge.

Can we call this WW3 yet?
5 posted on 04/27/2004 3:40:05 PM PDT by antaresequity
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To: GulliverSwift
What happened to that boy?
6 posted on 04/27/2004 3:40:34 PM PDT by ladyrustic (seek truth, beauty, goodness)
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To: ladyrustic
third degree burns :(
7 posted on 04/27/2004 3:41:54 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: GulliverSwift
Therefore, burn up the toys, books, pens and paper. None of it. Have none of it. Not in Somalia.

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is within thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matt. 6:23)

8 posted on 04/27/2004 3:43:32 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: GulliverSwift
sometimes I like isolationism more and more. Can America secede fromt the planet and float off into space where we will watch the rest of the world disintegrate into cannibals and then devolve back into one-celled creatures?
9 posted on 04/27/2004 3:44:47 PM PDT by Flightdeck (Procrastinate later)
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To: antaresequity
Can we call this WW3 yet?


I have been although technically it is WWIV if you count the cold war
10 posted on 04/27/2004 3:45:10 PM PDT by mlmr (Significant or Trivial)
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To: antaresequity
Can we call this WW3 yet?


I have been although technically it is WWIV if you count the cold war
11 posted on 04/27/2004 3:45:12 PM PDT by mlmr (Significant or Trivial)
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To: antaresequity
Can we call this WW3 yet?


I have been although technically it is WWIV if you count the cold war
12 posted on 04/27/2004 3:45:17 PM PDT by mlmr (Significant or Trivial)
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To: GulliverSwift
What does this pictures have to do with the article?
13 posted on 04/27/2004 3:45:23 PM PDT by Voice in your head ("The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides)
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To: antaresequity
What's worse = the Chinese are watching all this mess with fascination and glee.
14 posted on 04/27/2004 3:46:16 PM PDT by Podkayne
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To: antaresequity
What's worse = the Chinese are watching all this mess with fascination and glee.
15 posted on 04/27/2004 3:46:16 PM PDT by Podkayne
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To: antaresequity
What's worse = the Chinese are watching all this mess with fascination and glee.
16 posted on 04/27/2004 3:46:22 PM PDT by Podkayne
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To: antaresequity
What's worse = the Chinese are watching all this mess with fascination and glee.
17 posted on 04/27/2004 3:46:25 PM PDT by Podkayne
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To: Flightdeck; All
Why I support space travel.. To get away from these aholes...
18 posted on 04/27/2004 3:48:19 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: GulliverSwift
Someone is trying to help Somalia? Now thats a windmill to tilt at.
19 posted on 04/27/2004 3:49:11 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: mlmr
I hope a post about WWIV doesn't post IV times! ;)
20 posted on 04/27/2004 3:50:44 PM PDT by m87339 (If you could see what a drag it is to be you)
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To: Podkayne
Is this thread causing multiplicity?
21 posted on 04/27/2004 3:51:43 PM PDT by m87339 (If you could see what a drag it is to be you)
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To: SZonian
Can any Muslim please come on here and tell us that this is an aberration?...that Muslims do believe in charity?....

I don't think the parents of kids in South America will burn these gifts....

22 posted on 04/27/2004 3:52:16 PM PDT by cherry
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To: GulliverSwift
Makes me wonder. Our own local churches and school system did a similar drive. Notepads, pencils, crayons, small, generic toys, socks, hair ribbons, toothbrushes were just some of the items collected or bought with donated money. We all donated to it. Dutifully packed into individual 'gifts' and mailed, en masse, to children in Bosnia and Afghanistan. Makes me wonder if any of the kids ever got to see or enjoy the items. What kind of adults would refuse aid or gifts to their kids in need? (Sadly, that last comment is rhetorical...)
23 posted on 04/27/2004 3:57:02 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: GulliverSwift
"Jitterbug," by Mike McQuay (1984)
24 posted on 04/27/2004 3:59:06 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: GulliverSwift
>>... Muslim scholars organized the protest following reports that school children were given gifts with Christian emblems alongside charitable aid....<<

Will these agencies still send aid if they can't include religeous items?

Do parents have a right to raise thier children as they see fit? Even Muslim parents?

25 posted on 04/27/2004 4:04:14 PM PDT by FReepaholic (War On Terror: If not us, who? If not now, when?)
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To: cateizgr8
somalia ping.
26 posted on 04/27/2004 4:04:33 PM PDT by wingnutx (Are you a monthly donor? Why not? (the freeper formerly known as Britton J Wingnutx))
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To: fortunecookie
>>... What kind of adults would refuse aid or gifts to their kids in need?...<<

Well, the article states that Christian religious items were included with the gifts.

Is it ok for a Muslim parent to raise their child as they see fit?

Is it ok for a Christian parent to refuse to let their child accept gifts with religious items from Buddhists?

27 posted on 04/27/2004 4:11:17 PM PDT by FReepaholic (War On Terror: If not us, who? If not now, when?)
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To: tscislaw
I participated in these drives before, and NO religious items were asked for or collected...we sent crayons, pens, pencils, little toy cars, soap, toothbrushes, paper pads, etc...etc...really subversive stuff.....not!
28 posted on 04/27/2004 4:15:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: tscislaw
If they Christian parents were starving, then of course they could remove whatever things they thought to be harmful. These Muslims just can't stand the thought of accepting gifts from "infidels."

And it's not really the parents as much as it is the leadership who make the decisions, which the parents have to obey.

29 posted on 04/27/2004 4:16:12 PM PDT by GulliverSwift (Scott McClellan and Jamie Gorelick both need to go.)
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To: GulliverSwift
Ah yes, all this and more from the practioners of the "Religion of Peace"!
30 posted on 04/27/2004 4:19:32 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: GulliverSwift
"Take up the white man's burden, the savage wars of peace,

Fill full the mouth of Famine, and bid the Sickness cease,

And when your goal is nearest, your hope for others sought,

Watch sloth and heathen folly, bring all your works to naught."

Kipling knew a thing or two.

Regards,

31 posted on 04/27/2004 4:22:50 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: GulliverSwift
Very sad. I have absolutely nothing against muzzy children, (ones that aren't caring an AK47 an taking pot shots at our boys in Iraq) it would be great to give the innocent ones a small taste of Christian human kindness. I pray for the children.

I do take strong issue with those gold and silk robed sons of sea biscuits in Saudi Arabia calling the shots, spewing there holy hate, selling oil and then buying and spreading world terror.

Were going to have to cut the head off the snake some day. Maybe we will wake up and come to our senses after the next 9/11 and realize that Islam is our sworn enemy.
32 posted on 04/27/2004 4:23:13 PM PDT by ColoradoSlim (Shoot first, ask questions later.)
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To: tscislaw
Will these agencies still send aid if they can't include religeous items?

My mother in-law's church sends gifts in shoe boxes, and no religious symbols are alowed. They want the children to recieve the gifts. penciles, paper, tooth brushes combs, coloring books, and stuff like that..... I do know cause I have helped pack some of the boxes.

33 posted on 04/27/2004 4:23:44 PM PDT by just me
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To: GulliverSwift
Those children over there don't stand a chance, do they?
34 posted on 04/27/2004 4:26:03 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: cherry
>>...I participated in these drives before, and NO religious items were asked for or collected...we sent crayons, pens, pencils, little toy cars, soap, toothbrushes, paper pads, etc...etc...really subversive stuff.....not!...<<

So have I. But apparently some agencies DO include religious items and the Muslims object.

My question is: will these agencies still send aid if they can't send religious items or are they "hell bent" on converting these "heathens".

35 posted on 04/27/2004 4:31:00 PM PDT by FReepaholic (War On Terror: If not us, who? If not now, when?)
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To: tscislaw
Well, the article states that Christian religious items were included with the gifts.Is it ok for a Muslim parent to raise their child as they see fit?

I guess I missed that part. The gifts sent by our local group were innocuous and non-religious, but our church was involved. Of course, parents have this right.

36 posted on 04/27/2004 4:32:03 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: cyborg
Bah! To avoid snake-bite, kill the snakes and smash their eggs.
37 posted on 04/27/2004 4:39:11 PM PDT by beelzepug (I'll take "Why Me?" for a thousand, Alex.)
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To: beelzepug
er...okay but for a more realistic solution, the world governments have to stop making deals with their ME oil handlers such as Sudan and Saudi Arabia. Stop the 'soft diplomacy' mentality.
38 posted on 04/27/2004 4:43:46 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: antaresequity
Cancer on a global scale.

Good diagnosis

I'd prescribe massive doses of radiation.

39 posted on 04/27/2004 4:46:26 PM PDT by null and void (Tinfoil is my friend)
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To: beelzepug
I send care packages to IRAQ through Voice of The Martyrs for the kids. I hope thye aren't burnig these. Does anyone else out there use VOM. I would like to see another Freeper who does..
40 posted on 04/27/2004 4:50:11 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ((!Kerry es una CHANQLETA! The kind that goes between the big stinky toe!))
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To: GulliverSwift
ya know, that's a good point. There is no Muslim charity that provides for Christian relief, but Christians have charity for their hethen brothers.
41 posted on 04/27/2004 4:50:53 PM PDT by PokeyJoe (Al Ramadi Special: Ziti parmigano and tomato basil sauce: $8.95)
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To: antaresequity
Can we call this WW3 yet?

Already taken. (We won. USSR lost. 100 million dead)
This is WWIV
42 posted on 04/27/2004 4:59:35 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Rumble Thee Forth...)
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To: tscislaw; fortunecookie
It does not say religious items were included.

Muslim scholars organized the protest following reports that school children were given gifts with Christian emblems

The protests were based on rumors. The anti-Western propagandists spread rumors they know will enflame the paranoid and ignorant populace.
That's my guess anyway. Anytime you see these stories, it's always someone "heard" something, or, there "were reports". You think the bulk of the media here is biased? Imagine how news and information (such as it is) is disseminated in a place like Somalia.
43 posted on 04/27/2004 5:13:18 PM PDT by visualops
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To: cherry
that Muslims do believe in charity?....

It's called Zakat, the poor tax - 2 1/2 percent.
It's mandatory and it's only for Muslim poor.
44 posted on 04/27/2004 5:16:50 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Rumble Thee Forth...)
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To: visualops
That's how serious vioence began in Palestine in 1929 - a rumor that Jews were rampaging in Jerusalem caused Muslims in Hebron go on an actual rampage killing 67 and evicting all the others (800) permanently.

It is not only ignorance. Muslims believe what suits them and what their power-mad clerics tell them - even if the contrary is right in front of their eyes.
45 posted on 04/27/2004 5:26:51 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Rumble Thee Forth...)
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To: GulliverSwift
Muslim Credo - 'Keep 'em dumb and dumber' (then, they won't know what we're really up to.....)
46 posted on 04/27/2004 5:29:52 PM PDT by BossLady (What do your choices cost you??????????????????)
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To: GulliverSwift
These people are just crazy, that's all. Islam is a death cult.


47 posted on 04/27/2004 5:31:13 PM PDT by petercooper (I just discovered my family owns an SUV.)
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To: GulliverSwift
Yep - looks like they are doing enough harm themselves to be so worried about a few harmless and heartfelt gifts......

As I have said before - these islamist monsters are nothing but satanic animals - and will either have to be dealt with as such, or WE will eventually be overrun.
48 posted on 04/27/2004 5:47:43 PM PDT by TheBattman (Leadership = http://www.georgewbush.com/)
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To: GulliverSwift
It is that sinister work of the Christian church seeking to undo their culture.

Those pieces of filth have no worthwhile culture.

49 posted on 04/27/2004 5:54:39 PM PDT by Looking4Truth
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To: petercooper
What is the purpose of the um...custom? in the photos you posted?
50 posted on 04/27/2004 5:56:38 PM PDT by zygoat
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