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They Are Slaughtering Us Like Chickens
Posted By Raymond Ibrahim On April 9, 2014 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments
Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.
As happens at Christmas every year throughout the Muslim world, Christians and their churches were especially targetedfrom jihadi terror strikes killing worshippers, to measures by Muslim authorities restricting Christmas celebrations. Some incidents follow:
Iraq: Militants reported the Associated Press, targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said Wednesday. In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capitals southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said. Earlier, two bombs ripped through a nearby outdoor market simultaneously in the Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 people and wounding 21.
Iran: Five Muslim converts to Christianity were arrested from a house-church during a Christmas celebration. Plain clothes Iranian security authorities raided a house where, according to Mohabat News, a group of Christians had gathered to celebrate Christmas on Tuesday, December 24. Before arresting the five apostates, authorities insulted and searched those in attendance, and seized all Christian books, CDs, and laptops they found. They also took the Satellite TV receiver. The original report received by Mohabat stated: These Christians had gathered to worship and celebrate [the] birth of Jesus.
Indonesia: Muslims in the Aceh province protested against Christmas and New Year celebrations and called on authorities to ban them. Days earlier, an influential Islamic cleric organization, the Ulema Consultative Assembly, issued a fatwa, or edict, prohibiting Muslims from offering Christmas wishes or celebrating on New Years Eve, said the Associated Press. Aceh is the only province in predominantly Muslim Indonesia that is allowed to implement a version of Islamic Shariah law.
Kenya: Youths, reported Reuters, threw petrol bombs at two Kenyan churches on Christmas day in the latest bout of violence against Christians on the countrys predominantly Muslim coast. The attacks occurred in the early hours of December 25 after churchgoers held services to usher in Christmas. The churches were located in Muslim-majority regions. One church was completely destroyed.
Somalia: The more moderate governmentas it is often portrayed in comparison to Al Shabaab (The Youth) oppositionbanned Christmas celebrations. Hours before Christmas Day, the Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs released a directive banning any Christian festivities from being held in the east African nation. In the words of one ministry official: We alert fellow Muslims in Somalia that some festivities to mark Christian Days will take place around the world in this week. It is prohibited to celebrate those days in this country. All security and law enforcement agencies were instructed to quash any Christian celebrations.
Pakistan: During Christmas Eve services, Heavy contingents of police were deployed around the churches to thwart any untoward incident. In some regions, prayer service at major churches focused on remembering the Pakistani Christians who lost their lives in terror attacks. For example, three months earlier, Islamic suicide bombers entered the All Saints Church compound in Peshawar following Sunday mass and blew themselves up in the midst of some 550 congregants, killing some 130 worshippers, including many Sunday school children, women, and choir members, and injuring nearly 200 people.
Even in Western nations like Denmark, Christmas Eve witnessed Islamic demonstrations and cries of Allahu Akbar (or Allah is greater).
Also in December, Syrias Greek-Catholic Church declared that it had three true martyrsmen from the small town of Maloula, an ancient Christian site where the inhabitants still spoke the language of Christ. According to Asia News, When the town fell [in September, to al-Qaeda linked rebels], a climate of fear was imposed… When three men refused to repudiate their religion, they were summarily executed in public, and six more were taken hostage. This was followed by a failed attempt by Syrian government forces to retake the town. In the words of Patriarch Gregorios III to Pope Francis in a meeting: Holy Father, they are true martyrs. Ordered to give up their faith, they proudly refused. Three others however gave in and were forced to declare themselves Muslim, but later returned to the faith of their ancestors. According to the families who fled from Maloula, some of their Muslim neighbors took part in the attack that devastated this historic village where people still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Muslims are approximately one third of the population of the village
The rest of Decembers roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and country in alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity.
Islamic Attacks on Christian Places of Worship
Egypt: After a Coptic Christian priest from the village of Tarshoub, Upper Egypt, left to service a new location and a new priest was sent to Tarshoub, Muslim Brotherhood supporters rioted and attacked the village Christians, including by throwing stones at their homes, burning property, and calling for the closure of the village church, which has been in existence for 40 years. The church was subsequently closed and the priest prevented from entering the village. The Christian Post reported that Christian villagers were getting close to the New Year celebrations and Christmas, and yet they are not able to open the church . security authorities have not arrested the aggressors, while Copts were forced to close the church for fear of more attacks, especially in light of continued incitement by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Indonesia: Five more churches were closed by authorities, leaving thousands of Christians without a place of worship. First, claiming that the existence of a Protestant church in North Sumatra was illegal, hundreds of Muslims belonging to the Islamic Defenders Front attacked and disrupted its Sunday services, creating so much havoc that police had to escort Christians home. Then, two new churchesone in West Java, the other in South Sulawesiwere sealed off. The Sulawesi church was subsequently demolished by authorities. A few days later, two more churches near Jakarta were forced to stop holding services. According to International Christian Concern, The reason behind this months rash of church closures, especially after seven months of relative quiet, is not exactly clear. It may be that the coming Christmas holiday has ignited always simmering anti-Christian sentiment among radical groups. In 2000, 16 were killed by bomb attacks on churches over the Christmas holiday.
Russia: In December it was revealed that seven Christian churches were torched in 2013 in a Muslim-majority republic in Russia, according to Asia News: Churches burned, attacks foiled and increased pressure on Christians to convert to Islam. In Tatarstanautonomous republic of the Russian Federation, with a Muslim majoritythe extremism alarm is increasing. Although the culprits setting fire to churches are unidentified extremists, Father Dmitri Sizov, pastor of Pestrechinsky, said that the whole community knows that it is the work of the Wahhabis [Islamic literalists] who roam, inviting the faithful to convert to Islam. But the priests remain silent because they are afraid of being accused of incitement to religious hatred, added Fr. Dmitri.
Syria: Islamic rebel forces fired multiple mortar shells on a church in the southern province of Daraa, killing 12 people and injuring many others, including church volunteers who were there distributing charity aid to the locals. Separately, five young children were killed when rebels fired two rockets at a Christian school. According to the Patriarch of the Church of Antioch, more than 450,000 Christian Syrians have been displaced from the conflict, and more than a thousand have been killed.
Islamic Attacks on Christian Freedom: Apostasy, Proselytism, and Dhimmitude
Cameroon: David Dina Mataware, a Christian missionary, was slaughtered by neighboring Nigerias Islamic group Boko Haram. On the same day and in the same area that the missionarys murder took place, a French priest, Father Georges Vandenbeusch, was also kidnapped. The slain missionary, whose throat was slit, had worked in a Nigeria-based mission agency in Cameroon for some fourteen years, bringing the Gospel to remote tribes.
Egypt: The nations most well-known convert from Islam to Christianity was arrested, including for allegedly inciting sectarian strife, and is likely being tortured, reported Morning News. Bishoy Armia Boulous, 31popularly known by his former Muslim name, Muhammad Hegazywas arrested while in a café. Authorities claim that he was working with a Coptic satellite station to create a false image of violence against Christians in Minya, Upper Egypt, where attack on Copts are most common. However, human rights activists close to Bishoy say his arrest had nothing to do with any reporting work but constituted retaliation for becoming a Christian and possibly for evangelizing to Muslims.
Iran: While raiding their home, the Islamic republics feared secret police assaulted the wife and children of jailed evangelical Pastor Behnam Irani. According to a source assisting the family with advocacy, They confiscated her laptop computer and Christian materials While the secret police were in her home they were yelling at her and doing their best to scare her. This really frightened the children, Rebekah and Adriel and was apparently meant to create enough fear to silence them. The raid came after the imprisoned evangelical leaderand former Muslimwas told by a court to remain behind bars because he did not change.
Syria: The anti-Christian strictures of Sharia, or Islamic law, continued to be applied onto Christians by Islamic rebels. According to Agenzia Fides, Kanaye [a Christian region] has been invaded by Islamist militants that terrorize the population, threaten a massacre and have imposed the Islamic law This has become a pattern that repeats itself and that in recent weeks has focused on a number of Christian villages: armed guerrillas penetrate into the village, terrorize civilians, commit kidnappings, kill, sow destruction. Father George Louis of the village of Qara, which has been devastated and burned, explained: Maalula [the aforementioned Maloula], Sednaya, Sadad, Qara and Deir Atieh, Nebek: armed jihadists target a village, they invade it, kill people, burn and devastate it.
Turkmenistan: Police and Secret Service agents in Dashoguz, a northern city, raided a group of believers of the Church of the Light of the East, a Protestant community. Forces raided two houses of prayer, seizing religious materials, including Bibles. An official of the Department of Religious Affairs, who is also an imam at the local mosque, went on to inform the pastor that his faith is wrong and warned him to convert to Islam, adding Christianity is a mistake its not a religion, but a myth. Moreover, Christians practicing hymns for Sunday service were told by officers that the songs of praise to God are banned here. Adds Asia News: Meanwhile, an increasing number of people are being incarcerated for crimes of opinion and defense of religious freedom.
Carnage of Christians
Central African Republic: In just two days of violence, at least 1,000 people were killed in Bangui, CARs capital, following the chaos that has engulfed the nation after Seleka, a coalition of Muslim militia, whose members include many foreigners, ousted the Christian presidentthe nation is Christian-majority with a significant Muslim-minorityand installed a Muslim ruler. Because some Christians tried to resist with violence, killing some 60 Muslim males in combat, the Islamic group retaliated on a larger scale against Christians in the wake of the attack, killing nearly 1,000 men over a two-day period and systematically looting civilian homes. A small number of women and children were also killed, reported Amnesty. Tens of thousands of Christians fled from machete-wielding Muslims, many now living in desperate conditions around churches and bishoprics. They are slaughtering us like chickens, said one Christian. We have had enough of Seleka killing, raping and stealing, said another, adding that he was not sure whether he could ever go back and live among Muslims. We are angry, he said. The Muslims should go back where they came from.
Nigeria: Islamic Fulani herdsmen killed at least 205 Christian farmers in the latter half of 2013, while ten thousand more Christians were displaced and many of their churches destroyed or closed. As for motive, Christian leaders, had no doubt the Muslim assailants aimed to demoralize and destroy Christians, said Morning Star News. Several of the attackers appear to be mercenaries from outside the area, explaining how the Fulani farmers became so heavily armed. Life has become unbearable for our church members who have survived these attacks, and they are making worship services impossible, said a Roman Catholic bishop. Another area Christian leader said that Many of our Christian brethren have been killed. The Muslim gunmen that are attacking our Christian communities are numerous; they are so many that we cant count them. They are spread across all the communities and unleashing terror on our people without any security resistance.
About this Series
The persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is on its way to reaching pandemic proportions. Accordingly, Muslim Persecution of Christians was developed to collate someby no means allof the instances of persecution that surface each month. It serves two purposes:
1) To document that which the mainstream media does not: the habitual, if not chronic, persecution of Christians.
2) To show that such persecution is not random, but systematic and interrelatedthat it is rooted in a worldview inspired by Sharia.
Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam; apostasy and blasphemy laws that criminalize and punish with death those who offend Islam; theft and plunder in lieu of jizya (financial tribute expected from non-Muslims); overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis, or second-class, tolerated citizens; and simple violence and murder. Sometimes it is a combination.
Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and localesfrom Morocco in the West, to India in the Eastit should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islamwhether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.
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Until this happens, these Christians will be prey to these lawless scum in perpetuity, or until their extinction, sad to say...
This can’t be happening since His bride is to be raptured out of tribulating times; some think, but not so.
I have always thought it a bit arrogant of American Christians to feel that THEY are worthy of deliverance by way of the Rapture, but if you live elsewhere...
Our fearless leader has not condemned this, meaning he is in favor of it.
I have yet to hear our politicians condemn, or even comment, on the atrocities perpetrated on Christians by Muslims in the Middle East and East Africa.
They are really no different from Muslims who have kept quiet on the killings.
On the ‘Kelly Files’ on FoxNews they make a big deal on the way Muslim women are treated under Islam, but nothing is being said about the massacres of Christians by this ROP. Here again it is nothing more but a case of smoke and mirrors hoping that it will attract viewers.
Shame on Fox News.
Or put another way, he is enabling it using our tax dollars in the tens of millions.
“They are really no different from Muslims who have kept quiet on the killings.”
And what about Christian churches that remain quiet about these killings? How often have you heard any MegaChurch pastors talk about that?
Islam is the religion of conquest and murder.
You have an excellent point.
MegaChurch pastors depend on mega contributions and they perhaps rather give in to Caesar than to God.
As I posted a couple of days ago, there is a solution for this failed excuse for a religion:
Nuke Mecca and make it a worldwide depository for toxic waste. Execute all captured Islamic terrorists. Feed remains of all dead Islamic terrorists (including suicide bombers) to pigs. Convert all mosques to use for waste disposal. Commit any holdouts of Islam to insane asylums.
I believe our churches in America are guilty of being like the Laodecian Church Jesus addressed in the Book of Revelation - they are neither hot nor cold - but lukewarm - and Jesus said He will spew them out of His mouth. \
That and the church of Thyatira that winked at perversion by its members.
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