Skip to comments.Bethlehem Christian minority concerned about Hamas
Posted on 02/20/2006 2:41:45 AM PST by The Ghost of JG
Christians living in Jesus' birthplace are bracing themselves as the militant Islamic group Hamas prepares to take power as the Palestinian Authority government after winning legislative elections in January.
"There are many Christians who are afraid," said Shatha, a student at the Roman Catholic Bethlehem University. "Since Hamas is new to the government, I doubt they will be able to implement Islamic law," she said the day before Hamas was to take over the Palestinian authority on Feb. 17. "But it's possible they might in the future."
Bethlehem's Christian community was already concerned after a member of the city council that is controlled by Hamas suggested imposing a tax known as Jizya on Christians, one traditionally imposed by Islamic rulers on non-Muslim subjects.
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In what is now Palestine, there was a Christian majority, before the arrival of the Muslim hordes.
the Christians will rue the day they complained about Israeli rule in the territories. most of them have left in fear the last few years.
"There are many Christians who are afraid," said Shatha, a student at the Roman Catholic Bethlehem University.
Be strong sisters and brothers.
Wait a minute. What happened to all the moderate Muslims!!??
The mayor of Bethlehem is a Christian who ran on the Hamas ticket.
The US refused to meet with him.
He - the mayor - is the perfectly formed modern dhimmi ...what a terrible psychosis to live with...kind of like the pathology the victims of the nazi concentration camps suffered...the stockholm syndrome.
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