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Post  polka23dot Sun May 06, 2012 7:39 am

Kafirs are non-Muslims. They are divided into dhimmis and harbis. A dhimmi is a Jew or a Christian who pays jizya tax and accepts the supremacy of Islam. Everyone else is a harbi. The jizya tax is 50% of dhimmi's income.

Christianity in Iraq is finished: http://www.washingtonpost.com/21feaa7c-3f2f-11e4-b0ea-8141703bbf6f_story.html

Jingle Bells: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ob_xMuPbk

The 75 years preceding the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire in 1922 witnessed a more thorough destruction of the Christian communities in the Middle East than any period following the seventh century Islamic conquest. Thousands of Assyrians were murdered in the province of Mosul in 1850, and in 1860 some 12,000 Christians were put to the sword in Lebanon. Successive slaughters of Armenians in Bayazid (1877), Alashgurd (1879), Sassun (1894), Constantinople (1896), Adana (1909) and Ottoman-ruled Armenia itself (1895–1896) claimed a total of 200,000 lives. They were but rehearsals for the slaughter of 1915-1918, which claimed at least a million lives. Two million Armenians lived in what is now Turkey in 1914; some 3% (ca. 60,000) remain today. The proof of the genocide is in the numbers. Further south, the slaughter of Christians in Alexandria in 1881 was but a rehearsal for the famine induced by the Turks in 1915–1916 that killed over 100,000 Maronite Christians in Lebanon and Syria. So imminent and ever-present was the peril, and so fresh the memory of these events in the minds of the non-Muslims, that illiterate Christian mothers dated events as so many years before or after “such and such a massacre.” Across the Middle East, the bloodshed of 1915–1922 crippled ancient Christian communities and cultures that had survived since Roman times. The carnage peaked with the destruction of Pontic Greeks after World War I had ended. In recent years, the exodus of Iraq’s Christian community was near-complete years before the IS appeared. The Christian community in Iraq was up to 1.5 million strong before the U.S.-led invasion of 2003. Four-fifths of them are estimated to have left the country in recent years following a relentless string of attacks by Islamic extremists. Their numbers were down to 500,000 in 2009, and as low as 200,000 in mid-2014. While they were still there, the U.S. forces did next to nothing to protect them. Ever since they were reconstituted after the occupation, the Iraqi army and police have been either unable or unwilling to do so... The Obama Administration discriminates against Christians when deciding which refugees from the region should be allowed into the United States. The U.S. has resettled 2,192 Syrian refugees in 2015. Of that number, 2089 (95%) were Sunni Muslim and 31 (1.4%) were Christian. According to the 2015 CIA Factbook, Christians account for 10% of Syria’s population. This means that Christians are so visibly under-represented – even more so if we take into account the fact that they are the most vulnerable single religious group in Syria, being dispersed, largely urban, and thus unable to establish a compact defensible redoubt. source: https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/obamas-hypocrisy-on-the-plight-of-middle-eastern-christians/

"All this talk about Israel being behind the pain of Christians in the Palestinian Territories is nonsense. Muslims intimidate us. They burn our stores, steal our real estate. They build mosques beside our churches, and make sure that the calls for prayer disrupt our services. They attack our daughters. There are many cases of rape that have never been reported. Families hide it out of shame, they move away. They flee." — Christian official. Under dhimmi laws, non-Muslims under Muslim rule may not testify against Muslims, so it is virtually impossible for Christians whose lands have been stolen, or whose lives have been threatened, to appeal to the local legal system. Apparently the story is only appealing when Israel can be blamed. If you ask anyone in the Middle East the meaning of the saying, " First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people," he will answer with a smile: "First, we will get rid of those who pray on Saturday, and then we will get rid of those who pray on Sunday." A recent survey conducted by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs shows that the Christian Population of Bethlehem dropped from 90% in the 19th century down to 60% in the 1990s. Today Christians make up less than 10%... Christian residents of the PA... live in these Muslim-controlled areas as dhimmis: according to Muslim laws, second rate citizens, protected by Muslim authorities, as long as they accept certain rules. One of these rules forbids a Christian to sell his property, whether a shop or a house, to another Christian if he decides to move abroad. Only to Muslims. But that is just the beginning. Another practice used by PA, especially during the Second Intifada in the early 2000s, was to enter the houses of Christians and fire across the valley at houses of Jews. What the Israeli soldiers see is just a muzzle-flash coming from a window, so they return fire and shoot back it. They do not know if it is coming from a "Muslim" window or a "Christian" window. The Christians, tired of having their apartments and houses shot into, moved out -- and their neighbors moved in. During the siege of the Church of the Nativity in 2002, terrorists used the same strategy, firing at Israeli troops from within the holiest Christian shrine in Bethlehem, meanwhile desecrating the inside of the Church. Nuns and priests called for help, but nobody heard their voices. Apparently the story is only appealing when Israel can be blamed. source: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4692/christians-holy-land

Jews and Christians under Ottoman rule in 1838:
"About fifty years ago, with the exception of some Polish Jewish families, and a few Latin monks, there were no European residents in Jerusalem... The Jews, as well as the native Christians, throughout Syria and Palestine, were daily and hourly subjected to oppression, extortions, exaction, robbery and insults from their Moslem neighbours. It was no unusual occurrence for the Moslem to enter their houses, ransack closets and boxes, and appropriate any article of wearing apparel, furniture, or food that took the marauder's fancy. The local Government authorities would occasionally, when in need of funds, levy blackmail to the amount of hundreds of pounds on the Jews and native Christians, threatening them with massacre and plunder in default of payment. Consequently, Jews and native Christians dared to make any display of wealth only at the risk of losing life or property, and often both." -  Lydia Mamreoff von Finkelstein Mountford, source: Te Aroha News, 24 October 1888, http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=TAN18881024.2.23

"For the most part, Christianity has been purged from the Middle East. While some countries have a small minority of Christians, they are persecuted and tormented and in many cases, they are not even allowed to be citizens of the country of their birth because they are not Muslim. In most Islamic countries, non-Muslims cannot own land and their children are not allowed to attend the better schools." source: http://www.news.faithfreedom.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=254

"As late as the eleventh century, Asia was still home to at least a third of the world’s Christians and perhaps a tenth of all Christians lived in Africa. What happened to this thriving, intellectually vibrant Christianity? It was virtually wiped out by violent Islamic persecution, especially during the fourteenth century, due to ethnic and religious cleansing." - historian John Philip Jenkins, source: http://blogs.jpost.com/content/radical-islam-truth-normative-islam

The Christian cleansing began in the Ottoman Empire in 1400’s through the 1900’s and included genocide against Armenians, Assyrian and Greek-Orthodox Christians. Antioch, which is the oldest Christian city and the site of the first church in the world, witnessed the killing and terrorizing of Christians by the Muslims. Many Christians were pushed out of their homes, including my own family, which lived in Antioch, Lebanon until the 1930’s. Lebanon was 80% Christian, today it is down to 30%, as a result of Arab Islamic countries secret agenda conceived during the Lahore Convention in the 1960’s, to arm the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) with the intent to destroy the Christian community. Still, Lebanon is the only country in the region where the Constitution mandates a Christian President. The Taif Agreement engineered by the Saudis in the 1990’s, transferred power from the Christian president to the Sunni-Muslim mandated Prime Minister... Christian minorities in the Middle East are in a critical state, and unless the West can provide security and a strong financial base for Christians, it is doubtful that the Christian communities in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, and the Palestinian Territories will survive. If action is not taken immediately, I don’t see how the Christians will survive in the next 50 years... Christian neighborhoods are constantly being terrorized... source: http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=B7B06CED-1702-4AFD-9484-BFE7F79AD16A

Reliable estimates indicate that anywhere from 100-200 million Christians are persecuted every year; one Christian is martyred every five minutes. Approximately 85% of this persecution occurs in Muslim majority nations. In 1900, 20% of the Middle East was Christian. Today, less than 2% is. source: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/raymond-ibrahim/why-media-dont-cover-jihadist-attacks-on-christians/

At the turn of the twentieth century, Christians comprised 26% of the Middle East’s population. Today, that figure is less than 10%... Since Israel’s establishment in 1948, its Christian communities have expanded more than 1,000 percent and Israeli Christians serve in our parliament and on our Supreme Court. The same cannot be said for Christians living under the Palestinian leadership. Since Hamas took over Gaza in 2007, half the Christian community has fled. After the Palestinian Authority took control of Bethlehem in 1995, Palestinian gunmen seized Christian homes and looted the Church of the Nativity. Owing to this persecution, the city’s Christian population fell by 70%. source: www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193339

"No Muslim leader can survive in a Muslim country if he announces the end of Jihad against non-Muslim countries and states that all references to Jihad in Islamic law do not apply today. Treating non-Muslim neighboring countries and individuals as equals, with respect and in peace without trying to convert them to Islam, is simply against Islamic Law... Sharia is the law of the land in 54 Muslim countries and many Muslim groups are demanding Sharia in the West. In 1990, 45 Muslim countries signed the Cairo Human Rights Declaration which stated that Sharia has supremacy over the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights." - Nonie Darwish (source: http://www.islam-watch.org/Nonie/Roots-of-Gaza-Conflict.htm)

"o5.4 There is no expiation for killing someone who has left Islam... o1.2 The following are not subject to retaliation:... (2) a Muslim for killing a non-Muslim; (3) a Jewish or Christian subject of the Islamic state for killing an apostate from Islam (O: because a subject of the state is under its protection, while killing an apostate from Islam is without consequences); (4) a father or mother (or their fathers of mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring..." source: classic manual of Sunni Sharia "Reliance of the Traveler" www.shafiifiqh.com/maktabah/relianceoftraveller.pdf

Middle East genocide: http://www.aim.org/guest-column/middle-east-genocide/

Muslim persecution of Christians:

How Christians Are Treated In Muslim Lands: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4b0_1224828692

Islam and Dhimmitude by Bat Ye'or: http://books.google.pl/books?id=n4kTdYgwQPkC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

A Creche Without Christians: http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=NWEwZGJiMDEyOWU0ZWM0YWNmMThmMmQyOWQyZDM1OGI=

Could Jesus live safely in Bethlehem today? http://tinyurl.com/y9qlost

Bethlehem's last Christians: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4221651,00.html

Bethlehem Christians under Palestinian Authority: The Christian population was reduced from a 60% majority in 1990 to a 20% minority in 2001. source: http://www.jerusalemsummit.org/eng/bethlehem.php

"Relentless waves of bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, extortions and rapes have triggered a mass exodus of Christians from Iraq over the past seven years." source: http://tinyurl.com/33c3oya

Jihad Against the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Christians: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/the_jihad_against_the_armenian_assyrian_and_greek_christians.html

Assyrian genocide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyrian_genocide

Armenian Genocide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide

Greek genocide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_genocide

Egypt's rubbish people: http://kitmantv.blogspot.com/2008/12/egypts-rubbish-people.html

Copts under siege:
part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix5OU6lLQNw
part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9qKPN6Py0o

The Plight of the Assyrian Christians in Iraq:
part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRr8dbVHz-g
part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXnywvebgGE
part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sheau7mhns0

Very long list of Islamic terror attacks on Christians since 9/11: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/ChristianAttacks.htm

Muslim persecution of Christians, August 2016: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9350/

Muslim Persecution of Christians, April 2016: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8451/

Muslim Persecution of Christians, December 2014: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5169/

Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2014: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5005/

Muslim persecution of Christians, October 2014: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4986/

Muslim persecution of Christians, September 2014: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4966/

Muslim persecution of Christians, August 2014: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4927/

Muslim persecution of Christians, July 2014: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4846

Muslim persecution of Christians, June 2014: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4817

Muslim persecution of Christians, May 2014: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4763/

Muslim persecution of Christians, March 2014: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4400/

Muslim persecution of Christians, February 2014: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4365/

Muslim persecution of Christians, January 2014: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4312/

Muslim persecution of Christians, December 2013: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4252/

Muslim persecution of Christians, November 2013: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4170/

Muslim persecution of Christians, October 2013: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4093/

Muslim persecution of Christians, September 2013: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4065/

Muslim persecution of Christians, June 2013: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3967/

Muslim persecution of Christians, May 2013: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3904/

Muslim persecution of Christians, March 2013: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3760/

Muslim persecution of Christians,February 2013: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3673/

Muslim persecution of Christians, January 2013: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3641/

Muslim persecution of Christians, December 2012: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3577/

Muslim persecution of Christians, November 2012: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3566/

Muslim persecution of Christians, October 2012: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3485/

Muslim persecution of Christians, September 2012: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3421/

Muslim persecution of Christians, August 2012: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3382/

Muslim persecution of Christians, July 2012: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3318/

Muslim persecution of Christians, June 2012: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3203/

Muslim persecution of Christians, May 2012: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3135/

Muslim persecution of Christians, April 2012: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3065/

Muslim persecution of Christians: March 2012: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3033/

Muslim persecution of Christians: February 2012: http://www.stonegateinstitute.org/2949/

Muslim persecution of Christians, January 2012: http://www.stonegateinstitute.org/2834/

Muslim persecution of Christians, December 2011: http://www.stonegateinstitute.org/2733/

Muslim persecution of Christians, November 2011: http://www.hudson-ny.org/2676/

Muslim persecution of Christians, October 2011: http://www.hudson-ny.org/2585/

Muslim persecution of Christians, September 2011: http://www.hudson-ny.org/2491/

Muslim persecution of Christians, August 2011: http://www.hudson-ny.org/2401/

Antonio Guterres supports Muslim persecution of Christians: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/10/07/un-west-accused-ignoring-plight-syrias-christians/

Raymond Ibrahim talks about Christian persecution: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wQyjk2k54#!

Mass exodus of Christians from the Muslim world: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/05/07/mass-exodus-christians-from-muslim-world/

Latest statistics and news about Islamic terrorism: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

Christian Arabs have been victims of frequent human rights abuses by Muslims. There are many examples of intimidation, beatings, land theft, firebombing of churches and other Christian institutions, denial of employment, economic boycotts, torture, kidnapping, forced marriage, sexual harassment, and extortion. source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/127592#.TzK3Psgxbi6

The Disquieting Treatment of Christians by the Palestinians: http://www.stonegateinstitute.org/2838/palestinians-christians

Debunking the myth that terrorism is the weapon of the weak: http://www.raymondibrahim.com/11498/courtroom-terrorism

Michael Coren - Persecution of Christians in the Islamic World (48 min. video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJSz1b3btGA

Christianity and Islam - a side by side comparison: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Jesus-Muhammad.htm

SOS Pakistan: The Vatican raises the alarm over the Christian situation: http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/world-news/detail/articolo/11769/

Treatment of Jews in Arab/Islamic Countries:

Forgotten Refugees (film about destruction of Middle Eastern Jewish communities): http://kitmantv.blogspot.com/2009/02/forgotten-refugees.html

Sir Jadunath Sarkar, the pre-eminent historian of Mughal India, wrote this about dhimmitude, the humiliating apartheid system imposed upon non-Muslims under Islamic rule: "The conversion of the entire population to Islam and the extinction of every form of dissent is the ideal of the Muslim State. If any infidel is suffered to exist in the community, it is as a necessary evil, and for a transitional period only. (…) A non-Muslim therefore cannot be a citizen of the State; he is a member of a depressed class; his status is a modified form of slavery. He lives under a contract (dhimma) with the State. (…) In short, his continued existence in the State after the conquest of his country by the Muslims is conditional upon his person and property made subservient to the cause of Islam." This "modified form of slavery" is now frequently referred to as the pinnacle of "tolerance." If the semi-slaves rebel against this system and desire equal rights and self-determination, Jihad resumes. This happened with the Christian subjects of the Ottoman Empire, who were repressed with massacres, culminating in the genocide by Turkish and Kurdish Muslims against Armenians in the 20th century. This same pattern is now used against the state of Israel. Israelis are not only attacked because they are Jews, but because they do not meekly disarm and accept the status of servitude that they should have according to Islamic law. They are disobedient dhimmis, just as the Armenians were. source: http://www.islam-watch.org/Fjordman/Why-We-Should-Oppose-an-Independent-Kosovo.htm

With the Pact of Umar, a 9th century set of guidelines between conquering Muslims and conquered non-Muslims, both Jews and Christians could gain their safety by complying with the wearing of a distinct yellow indicator of their non-Islamic status. Subsequent to this, Muslims mandated Jews wore distinct clothing, often yellow, and/or stars, from Islamic Spain to Syria and Iraq and out as far as Persia. source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/10148

"They shall not erect in their city or the suburbs any new monastery, church, cell, or hermitage; they shall not repair any of such buildings that may fall into ruins, or renew those that may be situated in the Muslim quarters of the town; they will not refuse the Muslims entry into their churches either by night or by day; they will receive any Muslim traveler into their houses and give them food and lodging for three nights; they will not harbor any spy in their churches or houses, or conceal any enemy of the Muslims. They will not teach their children the Quran; they will not make a show of the Christian religion nor invite anyone to embrace it; that they will not prevent any of their kin from embracing Islam, if they so desire. That they will honor the Muslims and rise up in their assemblies when they wish to take their seats; that they will not imitate them in their dress, either in the cap, turban, sandals, or parting of the hair; they will not ride on saddles, or gird on swords; that they will not sell wine; that they will not shave the front of their heads; that they will keep to their own style of dress, wherever we may be; that they will wear girdles round their waists. That they will not display the cross upon their churches or display their crosses or their sacred books in the streets of the Muslims; that they will not recite their services in a loud voice when a Muslim is present; that they will not take any slaves that have already been in the possession of Muslims… and that if they violate any of the conditions of this agreement, then they forfeit their protection and the Muslims are at liberty to treat them as enemies and rebels." - Pact of Umar (7th century pact between Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab and Syrian Christians) source: http://www.heritagedaily.com/2014/01/directive-from-history-drives-discrimination-against-christian-in-the-middle-east/100970

Muslims are responsible for half of the documented Antisemitic incidents on the European continent. source: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1201867280106

Christians are suffering more persecution around the world than any other religious group, mainly due to Islamic oppression: http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/Shortt_Christianophobia.pdf

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Post  polka23dot Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:52 pm

Most people in the West would be surprised by the answer to the question: who are the most persecuted people in the world? According to the International Society for Human Rights, a secular group with members in 38 states worldwide, 80 per cent of all acts of religious discrimination in the world today are directed at Christians.

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity in the United States estimates that 100,000 Christians now die every year, targeted because of their faith – that is 11 every hour. The Pew Research Center says that hostility to religion reached a new high in 2012, when Christians faced some form of discrimination in 139 countries, almost three-quarters of the world's nations.

All this seems counter-intuitive here in the West where the history of Christianity has been one of cultural dominance and control ever since the Emperor Constantine converted and made the Roman Empire Christian in the 4th century AD.

Yet the plain fact is that Christians are languishing in jail for blasphemy in Pakistan, and churches are burned and worshipers regularly slaughtered in Nigeria and Egypt, which has recently seen its worst anti-Christian violence in seven centuries.

The most violent anti-Christian pogrom of the early 21st century saw as many as 500 Christians hacked to death by machete-wielding Hindu radicals in Orissa, India, with thousands more injured and 50,000 made homeless. In Burma, Chin and Karen Christians are routinely subjected to imprisonment, torture, forced labor and murder.

Persecution is increasing in China; and in North Korea a quarter of the country's Christians live in forced labor camps after refusing to join the national cult of the state's founder, Kim Il-Sung. Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the Maldives all feature in the 10 worst places to be a Christian.

A few voices have been raised in the West about all this. The religious historian Rupert Shortt has written a book called Christianophobia. America's most prominent religious journalist, John L Allen Jnr, has just published The Global War on Christians. The former chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks told the House of Lords recently that the suffering of Middle East Christians is "one of the crimes against humanity of our time". He compared it with Jewish pogroms in Europe and said he was "appalled at the lack of protest it has evoked".

Why is this in a culture that is happy to make public protest against the ferocity of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza or the behavior of Russia in Ukraine?

In part, it is because our intelligentsia are locked into old ways of thinking about Christianity as the dominant force in Western historic hegemony. The church has not helped in this, with its fixation on pious religiosity and on cultural issues that it falsely regards as totemic – issues such as gay marriage and women bishops.

A bogus dichotomy between religion and equality has been set up, resulting in a succession of comparatively trivial new stories about receptionists being banned from wearing religious jewelry or nurses being suspended for offering to pray for patients' recovery. Adopting the rhetoric of persecution on such matters obscures the very real persecution of Christians being killed or driven from their homes elsewhere in the globe.

Most of the world's Christians are not engaged in stand-offs with intolerant secularists over such small matters. In the West, Christianity may have increasingly become embraced by the middle class and abandoned by the working class. But elsewhere the vast majority of Christians are poor, many of them struggling against antagonistic majority cultures, and have different priorities in life.

The paradox this produces is that, as Allen points out, the world's Christians fall through the cracks of the left-right divide – they are too religious for liberals and too foreign for conservatives.

In the UK, it is socially respectable among the secular elite to regard Christianity as weird and permissible to bully its followers a little. This produces the surreal political reality in which President Obama visits Saudi Arabia and "does not get the time" to raise the suppression of Christianity in the oil-rich nation; and in which Prime Minister Cameron gets a broadside from illiberal secularists for the historically unquestionable assertion that Britain's culture is formed by Christian values.

The reality of being a Christian in most of the world today is very different. It only adds to their tragedy that the West fails to understand that – or to heed the plea of men such as the Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal when he asks: "Does anybody hear our cry? How many atrocities must we endure before somebody, somewhere, comes to our aid?"

source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/christians-the-worlds-most-persecuted-people-9630774.html

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100,000 Christians are killed annually because of their faith, according to the Vatican - and several human rights groups claim such anti-Christian violence is on the rise in countries like Pakistan, Nigeria and Egypt. source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/06/02/vatican-spokesman-claims-100000-christians-killed-annually-because-faith/

Christians in countries with Moslem majorities, or large minorities, are having a difficult time getting the rest of the world to recognize that most (as in about 80 percent) of the religious violence in the world is carried out against Christians and most of the violence is committed by Moslems. This is because the Islamic world, while unable to do much in terms of economic, scientific or cultural progress, or even govern themselves effectively, have proved quite adept at convincing leaders and media organizations in the West that Islam is not the aggressor and is actually the victim. For those who have spent any time living among Moslems this all seems absurd. But this delusion is real. For example, it’s official policy in the U.S. military to eliminate any mention of a war between Islam and the West. source: http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20130603.aspx

Nine out of the ten countries ranked the most oppressive for Christians to live in were due to Islamic extremism, according to Open Doors' annual World Watch List... With the exception of North Korea – ranked No. 1 for the 12th year in a row – every other country on the top 10 list had as its source of persecution, Islamic extremism... According to the report, the countries with the most extreme persecution besides North Korea are: Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran, and Yemen, respectively. source: http://www.christianpost.com/news/report-9-out-of-10-top-christian-persecution-countries-due-to-islamic-extremism-112255/

Christian Persecution Magazine: http://www.christianpersecution.info/

Raised on hatred (for Jews): www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/opinion/global/ayaan-hirsi-ali-morsis-comments-on-jews.html

A day in the tortured life of Christians in the Middle East: http://frontpagemag.com/2013/theodore-shoebat/the-coming-genocide-of-christians-in-the-middle-east/

Jews from Muslim lands: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/06/jews_from_muslim_lands.html

World Watch List is a ranking of 50 countries where persecution of Christians is worst: http://www.worldwatchlist.us/

The world's most ancient Christian communities are being destroyed — and no one cares: theweek.com/article/index/255403/

Islamic persecution of Iraqi Jews: http://israelsdocuments.blogspot.com/2014/01/45-years-since-public-execution-of-9.html

Ancient Copts described Muslim invaders as oppressors: http://copticliterature.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/professor-harald-suermann-the-idea-that-the-copts-received-the-muslims-as-liberators-is-no-longer-tenable/

Iraqi Christians fear genocide and flee their homes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvh3J7b25gA

Muslims killed their Yazid neighbors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr2rRJ8NpQY

Archbishop Athanasius Toma Dawod of the Syriac Orthodox church said that Isis's capture of Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian city, had marked a turning point for Christians in the country. "Now we consider it genocide – ethnic cleansing," he said. "They are killing our people in the name of Allah and telling people that anyone who kills a Christian will go straight to heaven." source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/isis-persecution-iraqi-christians-genocide-asylum

Until the late 1800s entire ancient Jewish communities had to flee Palestine to escape the brutality of Muslim authorities. As Egyptian historian Bat Ye'or writes in her book, The Dhimmi: "The Jizya was paid in a humiliating public ceremony in which the non-Muslim while paying was struck in the head. If these taxes were not paid women and children were reduced to slavery, men were imprisoned and tortured until a ransom was paid for them. The Jewish communities in many cities under Muslim Rule was ruined for such demands. This custom of legalized financial abuses and extortion shattered the indigenous pre-Arab populations almost totally eliminating what remained of its peasantry... In 1849 the Jews of Tiberias envisaged exile because of the brutality, exactions, and injustice of the Muslim authorities. In addition to ordinary taxes, an Arab Sheik that ruled Hebron demanded that Jews pay an extra five thousand piastres annually for the protections of their lives and property. The Sheik threatened to attack and expel them from Hebron if it was not paid... By the early 1800s the Arab population in Palestine was very little (just 246,000). It was in the late 1800s and early 1900s that most Muslim Colonists settled in Palestine because of incentives by the Ottoman Government to resettle displaced Muslim populations because of events such as the Austro-Hungarian Occupation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Crimean War and World War 1. Those events created a great quantity of Muslim refugees that were resettled somewhere else in the Ottoman Empire... In 1878 an Ottoman law granted lands in Palestine to Muslim colonists. Muslim colonists from Crimea and the Balkans settled in Anatolia, Armenia, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine." source: www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4611/muslim-colonists

Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa?... Historians may look back at this period and wonder if people had lost their bearings. Few reporters have traveled to Iraq to bear witness to the Nazi-like wave of terror that is rolling across that country. The United Nations has been mostly mum. World leaders seem to be consumed with other matters in this strange summer of 2014. There are no flotillas traveling to Syria or Iraq. And the beautiful celebrities and aging rock stars — why doesn’t the slaughter of Christians seem to activate their social antennas? source: www.nytimes.com/2014/08/20/opinion/ronald-lauder-who-will-stand-up-for-the-christians.html

The Copts of Egypt... make up half the Christians in the Middle East, the cradle of Christianity. They inhabited the land before the Islamic conquest, and still make up a fifth of the population. By law, they are banned from being president of the Islamic Republic of Egypt or attending Al Azhar University, and severely restricted from joining the police and army. By practice, they are banned from holding any high political or commercial position. Under the 19th-century Hamayouni decrees, Copts must get permission from the president to build or repair churches — but he usually refuses. Mosques face no such controls. Government-controlled TV broadcasts anti-Copt propaganda, while giving no airtime to Copts. It is illegal for Muslims to convert to Christianity, but legal for Christians to convert to Islam. Christian girls — and even the wives of Christian priests — are abducted and forcibly converted to Islam. In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, most of the 5-million Christians live as an underclass, doing work such as toilet cleaning. Under the Hudood ordinances, a Muslim can testify against a non-Muslim in court, but a non-Muslim cannot testify against a Muslim. Blasphemy laws are abused to persecute Christians. In the last few years, dozens of Christians have been killed in bomb and gun attacks on churches and Christian schools. In Nigeria, 12 states have introduced Sharia law, which affects Christians as much as Muslims. Christian girls are forced to wear the Islamic veil at school, and Christians are banned from drinking alcohol. Thousands of Christians have been killed in the last few years in the ensuing violence...  While Muslims openly help other Muslims, Christians helping Christians has become as taboo as jingoistic nationalism. source: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/10/31/michael-coren-open-season-on-the-worlds-christians/

The BBC reports that the Christian population of Turkey has declined from 20% to 0.2% in the last 100 years. source: http://sheikyermami.com/it-took-turkey-100-years-to-eliminate-the-christians/

It is the season of “peace on Earth,” but Sister Hatune Dogan has a chill in her spirit that could only be felt in a time of war. The Orthodox Christian nun feels it with each new atrocity committed against the Yazidi and Christian minorities of Syria and Iraq. She feels it in the church burnings across Egypt and the slaughter of innocent children in Pakistan. For this reason she brought a word of warning to Americans in a visit last week to Minnesota, where she spoke to several church groups. Today’s political climate draws her back to 1915 and her native Turkey, when her family experienced the cruelty of the Ottoman caliphate, which slaughtered 3 million Christians and reduced others to second-class status under subjugation, or “dhimmitude.” ISIS is nothing new, she said, just the re-emergence of Islam’s dark side. “ISIS is not fanatic. ISIS is not more terrible. ISIS is real Muslim believers who like to follow the Quran and Muhammad,” said the founder of Warburg, Germany-based Sister Hatune Foundation, a worldwide relief organization that has been honored by the German government for its dedication to human rights. “Others say they are Muslim. They say they believe Quran, but they don’t follow it,” she said. Armenian Christians accounted for about half of the 3 million who lost their lives in Turkey, but the other half were Christians of various ethnic backgrounds – Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox and Protestants. All felt the boot of jihad against their heads... The Islamic State, also called ISIS, is not doing anything that hasn’t been done in the past by devout Muslims who have conquered a people they see as “infidels.” Sister Hatune points to the fact that 96 percent of the people who populated the Middle East at the turn of the eighth century were Christian. Now, that Christian population has dwindled to 6 percent. Turkey was once almost all Christian, but now it is 0.03 percent Christian. Iraq had 1 million Christians under Saddam Hussein, but now only a few thousand remain, and the churches of Baghdad will be mostly empty this Christmas. “Where are these Christians? Where are these people? Just ask yourself,” said the fearless nun, whose native tongue is Aramaic. Her family initially lived in Turkey as Jews, but later her entire village converted to Christianity... The Sister Hatune Foundation works in 35 countries... Her family lived through the genocide of 1915 in Turkey, the country from which her parents fled in 1985... 365 members of her family’s church, St. Demetrios, were murdered, representing about half of the village’s population. “First they shot them. More than half were still alive so they burned them alive in the church in 1915 in my village,” she said. Her great-grandmother had two children and was forced in 1921 to beg her Muslim masters to let her keep one of them and raise him as a Christian. It is the same experience playing out today under ISIS in Iraq and Syria. “The most beautiful ones they take for their wives and say ‘now you have to be Muslim,’” said Sister Hatune. The others are forced to convert or die. Many have been slaughtered in front of their parents. She has one video smuggled out of Iraq that shows three young boys, around 5 or 6 years old, being psychologically tormented by their eventual killer... All three were beheaded. The nun said she received the video from a relative of the three boys. In another video, shot in 2013, three Christian priests are shown being led out into a field with their hands bound. A Muslim man wrestles one priest to the ground and slices his head off while several hundred Muslims yell: “Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!”... In Yemen today, where Shariah is the law, they have to marry the girl before her first menstruation, maximum of age 13, because it is written.” Sister Hatune thumbs through her Quran and finds another verse that she says leads Muslims to murder Christians in the Middle East. “Twenty-five times in Quran it says to kill Christians because we are involved in polytheism,” she said, explaining that Muslims do not understand the concept of the Holy Trinity. “Also it says to not make friends with Christians.” Europe is on its way to becoming the next battleground for Islam, especially Belgium and France, where Muslims make up 6 to 10 percent of the population. Sister Hatune’s adopted country of Germany is at least 4 percent Muslim and has more than 4,000 mosques. “A mosque is not just for prayer,” the nun said. “It is to prepare to kill the unbeliever and control the world...” In conquered cities, ISIS has marked the homes of Christians with a red symbol of the Nazarene. They are then visited by ISIS militants who bring unspeakable horrors upon the families. Sister Hatune says it is justified under Sura 5:33 in the Quran, which states: “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.” Muslim apologists in the West say the verse is taken out of context by “Islamophobes,” but Sister Hatune believes otherwise. “Those of us Christians from Middle East. We know them. We know their rules,” she said. Today there are 57 Islamic countries living under Islamic law... Sister Hatune recalls going to school in Turkey as a young girl. Even though everyone in her village was Christian, no Christians were allowed to hold positions of authority under Islamic law, so all her teachers were Muslim. If the Christian children were caught going to church the teacher would beat them, usually by striking their hands with a metal rod. She said the Turkish government confiscated all the guns from Christians before launching a violent jihad against them. “Village by village they came and said, ‘If you don’t give your guns we will put you in prison for seven years,’” she said. At the age of 14 Sister Hatune left Turkey with her parents in 1985, finding refuge in Germany. She joined a monastery there called the Sisters Serving Christ when she was 16. “We were a rich family. They threatened my father to cut him here,” she said with a tug on the lower portion of her ear. “He run away. He said this is enough. We must leave everything and go...” Sister Hatune came to America last week... with a plea for help. But she also came with a message for Americans. “America is inviting its own slaughterers to its door,” she said, referring to the U.S. policy of taking in Muslim refugees through the United Nations refugee program... U.S. has accepted nearly 2 million from Muslim countries since 1992. “You have already a parallel society in America,” Sister Hatune said. “In 50 years they will kill your grandchildren before your eyes. The Middle East is already here. It is here. It is not far from here. It is at your door.” That’s a message many churches in Minnesota were not ready to hear, said Debra Anderson, who heads a local chapter of ACT! For America and sponsored Sister Hatune’s recent visit... Anderson said she put out a request for speaking venues to some 800 people on her email list representing various Christian denominations. Only a few responded with invitations... But while some were repelled by the stories of thousands of girls being raped and the images of Christians being crucified by ISIS or Muslims playing soccer with the heads of their victims, others responded by coming up afterward and asking how they could get more information and possibly get involved in helping these persecuted Christians. “My mission is to help the suffering people where they are,” Sister Hatune said. “They cannot come to me, so I go to them. One hundred percent of donations go to the suffering people. We are all volunteer. We are total independent. We have no big donor now. I wish. We have two fish and five loaves, and God is multiplying.” The work is carried out by 5,000 volunteers with no paid staff, Sister Hatune said. An elderly German man left the Orthodox nun a small stipend to live on when he died. She pays out of her own pocket for travel, or has a sponsor pay for her flight, as was the case with her trip to Minnesota... The nun says Islamic culture is basically “like a dog,” in that it must be confronted. If there is a void or a weakness in the Christian culture, the Muslims will sense that weakness and continue to march through and intimidate the native culture. “You cannot be afraid of Islam culture,” she said. “If you run, they will come after you like dog culture. You must stand your ground. I don’t say fight. I say resist. I say to them, ‘Stop. I don’t want you. I have my own God.’ They come here thinking to conquer the country. If they don’t accept the American way of life, go back to your home. The government has to understand this.” source: http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/12/nun-pleads-for-christians-raped-sold-killed-by-isis/

Muslim Albanians in Kosovo are capturing Christians, dissecting them alive, tearing out their organs, killing the victims, and then selling the organs to Saudi Arabia and Turkey. source: http://shoebat.com/2014/11/03/muslims-capture-christians-take-slaughterhouses-dissect-still-alive-rip-organs-kill-sell-organs-turkey-saudi-arabia/

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Islamic persecution of Christians is now worse than ever before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWg7W2BkaC8

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