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Muslims Continue Pushing Christians Out of Bethlehem
Israel National News ^ | March 22 2011 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 03/22/2011 9:41:37 AM PDT by NJ_Tom

The Muslim Fatah-controlled authority in Judea and Samaria is encouraging a "sharp demographic shift" in Bethlehem, where the Christian population went from a 60 percent majority in 1990 to a 40 percent minority in 2000, to about 15 percent of the city's total population today.

It is estimated that, for the past seven years, more than one thousand Christians have been emigrating from the Bethlehem area annually and that only 10,000 to 13,000 Christians remain in the city. International human rights lawyer Justus Reid Weiner, who teaches at Hebrew University, told the Jerusalem Institute for Global Jewish Affairs that, under the PA-Fatah regime, Christian Arabs have been victims of frequent human rights abuses by Muslims.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bethlehem; bhomiddleeast; christians; corruption; crushislam; holyland; islam; islamofascism; muslimworld; palestine; persecution
This is what "dhimmitude" is all about! No wonder Sarah decided to skip Bethlehem - it's too dangerous to be a Christian there!
1 posted on 03/22/2011 9:41:46 AM PDT by NJ_Tom
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To: NJ_Tom

Religion of piece....


2 posted on 03/22/2011 9:45:10 AM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: NJ_Tom

Hard to keep up with our dynamic language.

OUT: ethnic cleansing
IN: “sharp demographic shift”.


3 posted on 03/22/2011 9:48:59 AM PDT by DManA
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To: NJ_Tom
So much for the doctrine of love, peace and nonresistance.
4 posted on 03/22/2011 9:49:19 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: NJ_Tom
Cleansing lands they consider their's while demanding tolerance & inclusion in lands belonging to others.

And here we have left wing judges evoking sharia law in cases.

This won't end well.

5 posted on 03/22/2011 9:53:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: zot; Interesting Times

ping


6 posted on 03/22/2011 9:54:32 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: NJ_Tom

How is that possible when all we hear from the left is that these people are tolerant and a religion of peace. /s/


7 posted on 03/22/2011 9:57:45 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: NJ_Tom

Let’s invite these poor Christian Arabs to the US where we can further our multiculturalism and community diversity.


8 posted on 03/22/2011 10:06:18 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: DManA
sharp demographic shift

Those of us in the Southwest and California are well aware of the real meaning of that charming phrase.

9 posted on 03/22/2011 10:09:25 AM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: NJ_Tom

Nuke mecca and medina, the sure way for islam to stop killing innocent people.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 10:23:42 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: NJ_Tom

Shocking! Who could have called this one?

The NappyOne


12 posted on 03/22/2011 11:17:10 AM PDT by NappyOne
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To: B4Ranch
Sorry the worshippers of Yeshua or Judaic Arabs are not welcome in Ubama’s Cordoba America
13 posted on 03/22/2011 11:31:01 AM PDT by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with itself, and no one seems to notice or care.)
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To: Nat Turner

Pat Puke-Cannon will manage to blame the Jooooos for this.


14 posted on 03/22/2011 12:01:25 PM PDT by juliej
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To: KC_Lion

Rarely has a truer statement been written.


15 posted on 03/22/2011 12:15:57 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: americanophile; Islaminaction; Kolokotronis; annalex; MahatmaGandu; NYer; La Lydia; AnalogReigns; ..
Islamization Ping list!


16 posted on 03/22/2011 12:40:48 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: NJ_Tom

Wondering if that’s what the future holds for some American cities.


17 posted on 03/22/2011 1:00:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: B4Ranch
Let’s invite these poor Christian Arabs to the US where we can further our multiculturalism and community diversity.

Better Christian Arabs than muslims of any nationality.

18 posted on 03/22/2011 1:01:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: DManA

Only if its a “protected group” doing the ethnic cleansing.
If Christians or Jews tried to push Muzzies out of Bethlehem, you can rest assured it would be “ethnic cleansing” and not a “sharp demographic shift.”


19 posted on 03/22/2011 1:05:32 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: ScottinVA

Of course.


20 posted on 03/22/2011 1:12:43 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. Christians should be designated an endangered species.


21 posted on 03/22/2011 3:22:55 PM PDT by zot
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To: NJ_Tom

Months ago National Geographic did a cover story about the Christians of Bethlehem and implied that Israeli policies were driving them out.

The truth hurts, NG, doesn’t it?

NG has turned far-left over the years and has become politicized to the point that it has lost its objectivity on some stories.


22 posted on 03/22/2011 6:34:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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