Skip to comments.Bethlehem's exodus: Christians flee Muslim pressure
Posted on 12/23/2009 3:14:53 AM PST by Scanian
The pilgrims will be there as midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity is again broadcast live around the world this Christmas Eve -- but the town of Bethlehem is fast losing its last few year-round Christian residents.
Christians are fleeing the town of Christ's birth, and the much-reported hardship that Israel inflicts on residents of the West Bank town has little to do with it. It's the same reality across the Arab world: rising Islamism pushes non-Muslims away.
Islamists frown on real-estate ownership by non-Muslims -- Christian, Jew or anything else. And though the secular Palestinian Authority still controls the West Bank, the clout of groups like Hamas is growing: Even in Bethlehem, where followers of history's most famous baby once thrived, Christians are ceding the land.
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And the West continues to let those “Indians” pour into their lands. Now I know how the real native Indians felt; if you don’t protect your borders, you’re toast.....
The cult of death hates Christians and Jews. The cult of death is an intolerant, hateful, violent organization dedicated to the establishment of a totalitarian dictatorship cleverly disguised as a religion.
Just wait until Islam starts attacking Seventh Day Adventists, The Amish, Jehovahs Witnesses and other faiths here in the US.
I can’t wait until they try to confront that Samoan-run Morman temple in LA. The homos tried it and they were in for a very rude awakening.
This is the result of not encouraging Israel to annex Bethlehem along with East Jerusalem.
Islam is a virus or cancer.
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