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Syria: Franciscan Church Utterly Destroyed (US brokered war continues in Syria)
eponymous Flower ^ | April 22, 2013

Posted on 04/23/2013 4:03:19 AM PDT by NYer

Edit: an increasingly US brokered war continues in Syria as Catholics and Orthodox Christians are being driven from the land.

Damascus, 22/04/13 (Kipa) The Franciscan church and associated monastery in the Syrian town of Deir ez-Zor were destroyed in a violent explosion. This was reported by the Vienna-based foundation "Pro Oriente", citing the Vatican's Fides news agency on Sunday. Speaking to the press agency Tony Haddad said, the Franciscan Church was until then the only remaining undamaged Christian house of worship in the city on the Euphrates. It remains unclear how the church was destroyed.

Eyewitnesses reported that rebels entrenched in the Church, following which government soldiers took the church under attack. There is also the version of a car bomb.

Haddad revealed his bitterness about "so much hate and disrespect.” The religious explained that there are no more Catholics. Recently had left together with the Mother Teresa Sisters and about a dozen residents of a nursing home, the city in view of the critical situation of the two in Deir ez-Zor, and just recently was Franciscan Fathers. They were the last surviving Catholics at Deir-ez-Zor. Haddad is nevertheless optimistic: "The church is made of stone and can be rebuilt one day will begin in the spring of Middle East peace." (Kipa / cap / on)

TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: franciscan; obama; orthodox; syria


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1 posted on 04/23/2013 4:03:19 AM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Christians make up less than 10 percent of the country's 23 million people

. h/t to Freeper Verga for the following statistics:


Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.

Here’s how it works.

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

United States — Muslim 0.6%
Australia — Muslim 1.5%
Canada — Muslim 1.9%
China — Muslim 1.8%
Italy — Muslim 1.5%
Norway — Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

Denmark — Muslim 2%
Germany — Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
Spain — Muslim 4%
Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

>From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

France — Muslim 8%
Philippines — Muslim 5%
Sweden — Muslim 5%
Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

Guyana — Muslim 10%
India — Muslim 13.4%
Israel — Muslim 16%
Kenya — Muslim 10%
Russia — Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

Bosnia — Muslim 40%
Chad — Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania — Muslim 70%
Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
Sudan — Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
Egypt — Muslim 90%
Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
Iran — Muslim 98%
Iraq — Muslim 97%
Jordan — Muslim 92%
Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan — Muslim 97%
Palestine — Muslim 99%
Syria — Muslim 90%
Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
Somalia — Muslim 100%
Yemen — Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. — Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century.

Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

2 posted on 04/23/2013 4:06:36 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century.
Maybe they will and maybe they won’t.

Hopefully they will be thinned out a bit by then.

Muslims are easy to dal with, when there aren’t many of them. They need to be culled.

3 posted on 04/23/2013 4:43:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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Muslim group slams rebel threats against Syria Christians The Daily Star - Lebanon ^ | December 23, 2012 05:28 PM | Friend or Foe?

See post #7

Rev. Paolo Dall'Oglio, S.J. (Jesuit)- For the ousting of Assad (and for Islam???)

Mother Agnes Mariam of the Cross (Carmelite nun)- Against the ousting of Assad

4 posted on 04/23/2013 4:50:10 AM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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Under Sharia “law” it is illegal to build, rebuild...or repair a Church building.

WHILE under US control, something like 1/3 of Iraqi Christians fled Iraq.

WHILE under US control Afghanistan closed its last Church.

The same rebels the USA is aiding now in Syria...murder and displace Syrian Christians—a community which dates back to the time of the Apostles in the 1st Century.

It’s come to a point, where I really wonder whether Christians should continue to be in the military of the USA—whose civilian leadership could care less about supporting the free exercise of religion—outside, or inside...America.

5 posted on 04/23/2013 4:56:12 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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"The church is made of stone and can be rebuilt one day will begin in the spring of Middle East peace."

Of course. We can put in the first stone by not arming the al Qaeda in Syria.

6 posted on 04/23/2013 5:27:32 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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I believe that two things are happening now in the build-up to the utter destruction of Damascus and other parts of Syria.

1) The Syrian rebel Jihadis are winning. They will soon be in control of chemical tipped (think Sarin) weapons. They answer to no one. They will launch those weapons at Tel Aviv.

2) In his infinite wisdom, our creator is either allowing or causing his children to be evacuated from Syria (think of Lot and his family fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah just before those cities were destroyed). It is not pleasant. It is effective. Christians are leaving Syria; many going into Turkey.

When the Islamic Jihadis strike Israel, Israel will be faced with an existential (fight or die) threat. Israel will react by destroying Damascus with a nuclear weapon.

Syria’s days as a nation are numbered. She is committing suicide.

7 posted on 04/23/2013 6:16:20 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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Prayers for the members of this church.

8 posted on 04/23/2013 5:19:36 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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The destruction of Syria will fullfill Bible prophecy.

9 posted on 04/24/2013 3:45:32 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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God Bless the Christians of the Middle East.

10 posted on 04/24/2013 3:46:33 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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