Vatikanet advarer. Fra 27. september 2011:
Christians are the number one target of persecution around the world, the Vatican’s foreign minister told the UN summit
Det skriver Canada.com. Det blev det stærkt islamiserede FN nok ikke ked af at høre. Raymond Ibrahim har lavet en oversigt for september 2011 – posten her er en slags opsamling eller “siden sidst”:
Muslim Persecution of Christians: September, 2011
by Raymond Ibrahim – October 12, 2011
An especially busy month in the persecution of Christians in the Muslim world, September also witnessed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton release the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. Ironically, aside from Iran and Sudan, none of the countries that habitually appears in this series was designated among the “countries of particular concern,” defined by the State Department as countries that are “engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of religious freedom.”
Egypt, for instance—which this year alone has seen over fifty Christians killed, their many churches burned or bombed, and their daughters kidnapped and forcibly converted—was not listed as a “country of particular concern,” despite the fact that the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom, an independent, bipartisan federal government commission, has recommended that the State Department designate it so.
Hillary Clinton Promises to Save Egypt’s Christians?
by Raymond Ibrahim – October 13, 2011
Soon after Sunday’s Maspero massacre, where the Egyptian military slaughtered Christians demonstrating over the destruction of their churches—including by running them over with armored vehicles—some Egyptian media began reporting that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, having seen enough, declared that the U.S. plans on directly intervening in Egypt.
Of course, Hillary said no such thing. According to Al Ahram:
Apostasy, Execution, and Lies
by Raymond Ibrahim – October 6, 2011
As one ponders the fate of Yousef Nadarkhani, the Iranian pastor on death row for refusing to renounce Christianity, it is well to reflect that, for all the talk that Islam is perpetually “misunderstood,” it is actually immensely predictable and consistent; not only do its patterns cross time and space, but their manifestations are often identical.
Christian girl, 12, kidnapped, beaten and raped for eight months until she converted to Islam
By Wil Longbottom on 13th October 2011
- Asian Human Rights Commission claim girl was lured on shopping trip by friend before she was kidnapped.
- Abductors drove her 120 miles before raping her, then forced her to sign marriage papers
- Victim managed to escape eight months later, but police refuse to prosecute rapists because they are tied to militant Islam group
Asia Bibi tortured by prison officers
by Nasarani ki Himmet – 14 October 2011
According to a Pakistani newspaper, the Express Tribune, Asia Bibi, the poster-victim of Pakistan’s wicked blasphemy laws has been tortured by one of wardens at the Sheikhupura jail where she is imprisoned in solitary confinement awaiting a death sentence for defending her Christian faith. The warden Khadeeja allegedly tortured her after claiming he found ‘prohibited items’ in her cell. Other prison staff watched and did nothing to stop the attack. (Well, she’s only a kuffir Christian, after all…..) Thankfully, it appears that (eventually) the culprit has at least been suspended from duty (for how long, we shall have to see).
Don’t forget to pray for Asia Bibi and also her family, who are being threatened and isolated by Islamic militants.
Caroline Glick synes, det er uklart, hvad Vesten ønsker at opnå med sin tavshed. For Europas vedkommende er det nu helt indlysende. Det er europæerne, man vil af med. I sidste halvdel af artiklen kommer der en del interessante taloplysninger om Mellemøstens kristne:
The forgotten Christians of the East
By Caroline B. Glick – October 10, 2011
It is unclear what either Western governments or Western churches think they are achieving by turning a blind eye to the persecution of Christians in the Muslim world.
On Sunday night, Egyptian Copts staged what was supposed to be a peaceful vigil at Egypt’s state television headquarters in Cairo. The 1,000 Christians represented the ancient Christian community of some 8 million whose presence in Egypt predates the establishment of Islam by several centuries. They gathered in Cairo to protest the recent burning of two churches by Islamic mobs and the rapid escalation of state-supported violent attacks on Christians by Muslim groups since the overthrow of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in February.
Diana West om kopterne i Egypten:
Like Good Little Dhimmi, West Stays Silent About Coptic Oppression
By Diana West – October 16, 2011
I am looking at a reproduction of an engraving of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher, said to the be the site of Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion and burial. The church in this image, based on an 1856 photograph, has neither cross nor belfry. It stands in compliance with the Islamic law and traditions of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire, which ruled Jerusalem at the time.
Facebook, Google, Apple Censoring Religious Speech?
By Stephanie Samuel | Sep. 16 2011
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) group sounded the alarm Thursday about new media outlets such as Facebook, Google and Apple, which they say have written policies that violate the fundamental rules of free expression, particularly concerning religious free speech.
The NRB released a report at the National Press Club Thursday analyzing the various content policies of social networking websites. What they found was disturbing: new media platforms Facebook, Apple, Comcast, AT&T and Google have adopted policies to censor lawful viewpoints expressing Christian views or controversial ideas on “hot button issues.” Some platforms, such as Apple’s iTunes App Store and Google’s search engine, have already started to use those policies to remove orthodox Christian viewpoints considered “offensive” or too controversial.
Mere HER i The Christian Post. Barnabas Fund har en tilsvarende artikel her. Og flere eksempler. Nu skal man købe en tilladelse til at læse Biblen i Californien. I hvert fald hvis man har inviteret mere end 3 gæster:
- Christian Concern: American couple fined for holding bible study in own home
Barnabas Fund har desuden en guide, der fortæller, hvilke firmaer der sælger halalprodukter – et par af dem findes også i Danmark. Så ved man hvilke forretninger, man bør undgå:
Tilsidst en historisk artikel:
The Battle That Saved the Christian West
by Mariano Navarro on Oct 11th, 2011
What some call “the battle that saved the Christian West” took place 440 years ago October 7th. It is a historical event of such importance — and of such relevance to the struggles of today — that I would be remiss not to mention it. Sadly, a cursory look on-line indicates that few people — save military historians, some traditionalist Catholics and a few rarae aves — seem to know much about it.
At about 11:00 a.m. October 7th in 1571, 300 Ottoman ships from Turkey clashed with a scraggly alliance of European naval armies in the tranquil waters between the Albanian coast and the Peloponnesus. Under the command of the 25-year-old Don Juan of Austria, the illegitimate son of Charles V and half-brother of Philip II of Spain, some 212 Christian ships from Genoa, Venice and Spain — as well from the Papal States and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta — had formed the “Holy League” to stop the advance of the Ottoman Armada.