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Ramallah: Islamic violence targets Christians
AsiaNews ^ | 4/7/06

Posted on 04/07/2006 3:12:00 PM PDT by abu afak

Fr Ibrahim, parish priest of Ramallah, told AsiaNews that classrooms have been burned, church window panes destroyed, bible study halls set on fire and Catholic youth are being threatened by Muslims. The cleric said suspicion is falling on “Palestinians against the Hamas government”.

Ramallah (AsiaNews) – Burned school rooms, church window panes destroyed, bible study halls set on fire and Catholic youth threatened by Muslims: thus runs a list of escalating violent attacks against Christians in Ramallah since Hamas won the election.

The parish priest, Fr Ibrahim Hijazin, 55 years, reported the violence to AsiaNews. Fr Ibrahim has been the parish priest in Ramallah for nine years and for 13 he has been running the Al Ahliyya school that educates poor Christian and Muslim children. The college was set up in 1856, in the time of the Ottoman Empire, and it had never been the target of violence before.

Once upon a time, Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian presidency, was considered to a Christian city with at least 40-50,000 Christians. Now at least 30,000 have emigrated to America and countries in the Gulf. Now, as a result of the emigration, out of an overall population of around 40,000 people, Christians number around 10,000, sub-divided into Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans, Melkites and Catholics, who are around 2,000..."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anglican; catholic; christian; easternorthodox; islam; israel; lutheran; melkite; muslim; orthodox; palestinain; terrorism; wot

1 posted on 04/07/2006 3:12:03 PM PDT by abu afak
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To: SJackson; Alouette; Yehuda; Cindy

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2 posted on 04/07/2006 3:16:48 PM PDT by abu afak (Mellita, domi adsum)
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To: abu afak; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; joan; ...

Sounds similar to what is going on in Clinton's Kosovo quagmire, except it's more than just Orthodox Churches burning.


3 posted on 04/07/2006 3:49:21 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
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4 posted on 04/09/2006 7:08:48 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: abu afak; Salem; Dad yer funny; RaceBannon; Thinkin' Gal

first the saturday people, then the sunday people ping


5 posted on 04/09/2006 9:17:17 AM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Salem; F15Eagle; American in Israel; Canadian Outrage; NYer; Pyro7480; wideawake; sitetest; ...

Folks, remember that Christians are just as much a target as the Jews for the "religon of peace" and its adherents. The old cry of "first the Saturday people, then the Sunday people" is their motto. Whatever differences we may have, Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox, and Jews must stand together or we will all end up as dhimmis under Islam or be six feet under.


6 posted on 04/10/2006 6:38:40 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (aztlan or muslim - either way it means dhimmitude...we must remember in November)
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To: abu afak

Reap what you sow, laddies. There were more than a few "liberal Christians" complaining about the Israeli occupation a few years ago.


7 posted on 04/10/2006 6:40:30 AM PDT by Old_Mil (http://www.constitutionparty.org - Forging a Rebirth of Freedom.)
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To: abu afak
‘Serious’ threats made against 31 churches in Indonesia[Catholics and Protestants
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Ramallah: Islamic violence targets Christians
8 posted on 04/10/2006 8:55:11 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

What most people forget that First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people means the enslavement of the "People of the Book". Everyone else is to be killed.


The ones that have the most to loose are non Christians and Jews.


9 posted on 04/10/2006 12:03:09 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Indeed it does, though that doesn't mean a lot of us who are "People of the Book" won't be killed as well.


10 posted on 04/10/2006 12:38:35 PM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (aztlan or muslim - either way it means dhimmitude...we must remember in November)
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