Muslims burn a church in Egypt
By Rob Miller
The government of the predominantly Muslim nation of Sudan has stripped its 500,000 to 700,000 Christians of citizenship and has put them on notice that they have one week to leave the country. Even sub-Jim Crow dhimmi status is to be denied them.
According to an ENI report, the government of Sudan has declared that all whose “parents, grandparents or great grandparents [were] born in the South Sudan or [who] belong to any southern ethnic group” are no longer citizens of Sudan and must leave by April 8…or else.
There’s more to this than meets the eye, of course.
The Sudan has always been a borderland between Arab and black African, between slavemaster and slave. And increasingly, between Muslim and Christian. During the decades-long jihad by the Sudan between the early 1980s and today against the black Africans to the east in Darfur and in the south, conservative estimates put the death toll at over 2 million. Al-Bashir has already been indicted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, something the Arab League has thumbed their noses at, with al-Bashir able to freely attend meetings and travel all over the region without fear of arrest. The charges he was indicted for — the mass rapes, the slavetaking, the wanton murders — make what’s going on now in Syria look like a particularly sedate bridge party.
In July 2011, the jihad officially ended when the largely Christian South Sudan achieved independence, although sporadic attacks by al-Bashir’s military and aircraft still continue in places like the Nuba Mountains and along the South Sudan borders.
Due to the discord caused by the breakaway, al-Bashir is under pressure to turn the Sudan into a extremist fundamentalist, Muslim Brotherhood-ruled Islamist state.
The key figure involved is a Muslim cleric by the name of Hasan al-Turabi, who leads the Sudanese branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Turabi is an interesting figure, rather like our old friend, the late and unlamented Imad Mugniyeh, in that he has the ability to transcend the usual Sunni/Shia divide and stay on good terms with a lot of different players and factions.” ….. READ MORE
If we look at the map, Sudan is just South of Egypt and Libya with the “Arab Spring” from last year and the Muslim Brotherhood takeover we’ve seen since then. Surprised? The Jihadists have sworn to take over the world, so why are we surprised? So we have yet another nation torn between Christians and Muslims. We see it all over the Middle East. We see it in Europe. AND we see it in the United States of America! Islam is winning, not because it is the “best” religion, but because it takes no prisoners! It KILLS! Muslims do not value LIFE, and they have a deceptive tenet of faith about death that rewards suicides if they take “infidels” with them!
Related reading: South Sudanese face deadline to leave the north
A photo taken with a mobile phone at Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church in Baghdad, Iraq, after it was attacked during Mass in 2010. (AP Photo)
By Robert Weissberg
In case you haven’t noticed, thousands — perhaps millions — of Christians living in Muslim nations are being prosecuted, even brutally murdered. For example, in Nigeria in 2011, the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram killed 510 Christians and destroyed more than 350 churches using guns, gasoline bombs, and even machetes, all the while shouting “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”). On Christmas Day alone they slaughtered 42 Catholics. Similar attacks have occurred in Iraq (our “ally”), where since 2003 more than 900 Iraqi Christians have died from terrorist attacks in Baghdad alone while half of all Iraqi Christians have fled the country (see here and here).
Details aside, this violent persecution is much the same in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia (home to one million Christian guest workers), Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Iran, and Indonesia. According to a Pew Forum study, Christians are being persecuted in 131 of the world’s 193 countries (200 million according to the World Evangelical Alliance). (These data are reported in David Aikman, “The Worldwide Attack on Christians” Commentary, February 2012). Syria may be the next venue for attacking Christians if the Assad regime falls. And there is nothing on the horizon that suggests that anti-Christian violence will recede.
With the exception of admitting a handful of Egyptian Copts fleeing prosecution, the official U.S. reaction has been limited to verbal condemnation. Speaking at a January 15, 2010 conference marking International Religious Freedom Day, Obama offered up some vacuous boilerplate: “[O]ur freedom to practice our faith and follow our consciences is central to our ability to live in harmony.” In fact, the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act requires that the promotion of religious freedom worldwide be a part of U.S. foreign policy, but the Obama administration has yet to take a single step under this Act (see here).
Given America’s celebrated history of providing sanctuary to those persecuted for their religious beliefs, this inaction is bewildering. To be sure, the U.S. need not emulate Israel, which provides automatic refuge to any Jew escaping danger, but surely the subject deserves at least some discussion — yet none is forthcoming.” ….. READ MORE
Sudan and northern Nigeria saw the steepest increases in persecution against Christians in 2011, according to the annual World Watch List by Christian support organization Open Doors.
Sudan—where northern Christians experienced greater vulnerability after southern Sudan seceded in a July referendum, and where Christians were targeted amid isolated military conflicts—jumped 19 places last year from its 2010 ranking of 35th to 16th. In northern Nigeria, a rash of Islamist bombings, guerrilla-style attacks, and increased government restrictions on Christians contributed to the region leaping from 23rd to 13th place.
As it has the previous nine years, North Korea topped the list as the country where Christians are most persecuted. Egypt landed at 15th in the 2012 list after being ranked 19th last January, before political chaos loosened the grip on Islamic extremists. Ethiopia went from 43rd to 38th place, and Indonesia from 48th to 43rd place. Most of the countries on the list have an Islamic majority—38 out of 50, including nine of the top 10.
“As the 2012 World Watch List reflects, the persecution of Christians in these Muslim countries continues to increase,” said Carl Moeller, president and CEO of Open Doors USA. “While many thought the Arab Spring would bring increased freedom, including religious freedom for minorities, that certainly has not been the case so far.”
China moved from 20th to 21st on the list, “mainly due to other countries comparatively getting worse,” though it still has the world’s largest persecuted church of 80 million, the report notes. That China dropped out of the top 20 this year “is due in large part to house church pastors knowing how to play ‘cat and mouse’ with the government,” the report states—that is, knowing how not to attract the attention of authorities, such as not putting up church name signs, limiting worship attendance to no more than 200, and not singing too loudly.
A new addition to the list is Kazakhstan at 45th place; Colombia returned to the list at 47th after being absent in the 2011 and 2010 editions…….. READ MORE
Islamists speading their hate
The mainstream media will not write about this because to do so would, in their inverted narrative, constitute Islamaphobia.
The fact is the only Islamaphobia that exists is Muslim on Muslim violence that has been with us since the birth of Islam in the 7th Century.
There are no Jews left in the Arab world, they were all expelled, their property and wealth stolen. Thus, the Muslims have turned their attention to Christians. Pretty soon, the Arab Muslim world will not only be Judenrein, but Christianrein.
“The attacks on Christians continue and the world remains totally silent. It’s as if we’ve been swallowed up by the night.”—Iraqi source
by Raymond Ibrahim
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