Skip to comments.Ramallah: Islamic violence targets Christians
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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Sounds similar to what is going on in Clinton's Kosovo quagmire, except it's more than just Orthodox Churches burning.
first the saturday people, then the sunday people ping
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.
Reap what you sow, laddies. There were more than a few "liberal Christians" complaining about the Israeli occupation a few years ago.
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.
Indeed it does, though that doesn't mean a lot of us who are "People of the Book" won't be killed as well.