Another Christian Genocide


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Justin Smith writes of the impotent actions of the Obama Administration to engage ISIS concerning the Islamic genocide against Christians.

 

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Another Christian Genocide

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By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 4/9/2016 1:35 PM

 

Silence in the face of evil is evil itself. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” __ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

Christians are the primary focus of the Islamic State murderers in Iraq and Syria, who are also committing heinous acts against the Yazidis and other Muslims. Entire Christian communities are being eradicated through the most abhorrent and abominably evil acts imaginable. The Christian population of Aleppo, Syria, once numbering half a million, is now reduced to approximately 35,000. Virtually every last Christian has fled Mosul, Iraq, after being given “the choice” to convert to Islam or die. Christians qualify in many more significant ways to receive refugee status than any other people, and America and other predominantly Christian nations must provide them with immediate protection and sanctuary, or watch Christianity in the Middle East disappear.

 

While Muslims can move easily from one nearby Muslim nation to the next, Christians have nowhere to go, no safe haven, and any attempt to flee often ends in death. They cannot seek shelter in U.N. camps, hiding in private homes and secluded “safe-houses,” instead they are attacked by Muslim “refugees” and killed by islamofascist jihadists, who raid the camps. And due to their inability to leave the country for fear of discovery on the trails of death, Christians have been denied “refugee” status through a technicality; this technicality has allowed the Obama administration to do absolutely nothing for five years, in the face of the worst Christian genocide since the Armenian genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire.

 

Some of America’s finest citizens, such as Patrick Kelly (Knights of Columbus) and Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) finally pressured Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama to give an official U.S. declaration on March 17th that the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Muslims. Rep. Rohrabacher’s ‘Save the Christians from Genocide Act’ (HR4017) passed the House and Senate last month, after receiving motivation from the December 4th, 2015 letter to Secretary Kerry, from thirty religious leaders, scholars and experts working with the Heritage Foundation, that documented “ISIS assassinations of Church leaders; mass murders; torture … and systematic rape of Christian girls and women.”

 

Dr. Jerry Johnson, an ethicist and president of National Religious Broadcasters, suggested [CS Monitor version]: “If some anti-Muslim group was gathering up the Muslims, putting them in cages … dousing them in gas and lighting them on fire, or lining them up and beheading Muslims simply because they were Muslims, quite frankly … our government would have declared this an outrage and a genocide a long time ago.”

 

Despite Secretary Kerry’s statement, “What Daesh (Islamic State) wants to erase, we must preserve”, no one should view this too optimistically. The Obama administration was fully aware of the Christian genocide five years ago, and yet, Obama’s Cabinet stubbornly refused to create a viable strategy to destroy these islamofascist murderers. Obama’s defacto policy favored Muslim “refugees” and blocked Christians, and it will not change much now.

 

America has witnessed Obama’s unconditional love of all things Islamic, like the Muslim call to prayer, and we have heard him apologize to the Middle East for “Western imperialism”. He has repeatedly claimed that the chaos, violence and murders committed by Islamic State terrorists are not “Islamic” and the Islamic State jihadists are not “Islamic”, when the historical evidence has documented torture and beheadings as the Muslim’s preferred method of proselytism from the 7th century right into the present. No one should be astonished that for Obama, genocide is not genocide if it’s committed against Christians.

 

If only reluctantly, the Obama administration declared this Christian genocide, and the U.S. is now obligated legally, under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948 [TreatiesUN.org], to “take all measures to prevent genocide which [are] within [its] power and which might [contribute] to preventing genocide.” But, this obligation does not require direct military intervention, so the world should expect only the bare minimum effort from this administration and possibly the next: However, HR4017 does require Homeland Security to assign a heightened refugee status to these victims of genocide and to expedite visas for them.

 

Samantha Power observed in her 2002 book ‘A Problem From Hell’, that “No U.S. president has ever made genocide prevention a priority, and no U.S. president has ever suffered politically for his indifference to its occurrences.”

 

Americans may not have “religious tests” for our compassion and immigration/refugee policies, however, an accurate security test must now necessarily convince Congress to block Obama’s plan to give 10,000 Syrian “refugees” entry into America by September 30th, unless they are verified to be Syrian Christians. While Christians pose absolutely no threat to America, the Syrian Muslim refugees contain a fifth column [Two more perspectives on 5th Column Muslims HERE and HERE] that hates us and wants to kill us and destroy our way of life; so essentially, they are imposing a religious test, with the endgame being a Christian holocaust.

 

In January 2016, Nadia Taha [The Freedom Fund], a 21 year old Iraqi woman, testified about her brutal rape and enslavement by Islamic State terrorists, before the United Nations Security Council in her effort to convince the international community to intervene. She recalled, “That night, he beat me up, forced me to undress, and put me in the room with six militants … They continued to commit crimes to my body until I became unconscious.”

 

Last April in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis stated that “Our brothers and our sisters … are persecuted, exiled, slain, beheaded, solely for being Christian … I truly hope that the international community doesn’t look the other way.” Now, one year later this evil persists.

 

“If the world hates you, you know that it hate Me before it hate you. _ John 15:18 … If they persecute Me, they will persecute you. _ John 15:20

 

With so many hundreds of thousands of Christians forced from their ancestral lands and murdered by Muslims, is it too late to save Christianity in the Middle East? Only time will tell, but time is running out.

 

Americans and people of the Free World, who care, simply have to do everything within their combined ability to save the Christians of Iraq and Syria and stop the spread of this intense and insane regional war to other regions. Whatever one’s situation, send any aid at hand to relief organizations, similar to the Barnabas Fund [About and Donate], who are sheltering, feeding and even evacuating Christians to the West. Move our leaders to send more and better resources to national guard equivalents like the Peshmerga [Breitbart 3/16/16], who are fighting the Islamic State. Move world leaders to eradicate the Islamic State. And should these efforts fall far short, young Christian men and women might also consider going to these areas to help and/or fight, not as mercenaries but as Defenders of the Faith: Christmas Day 2014 was the first time in 2,000 that the bells did not ring out in the city of Mosul.

 

By Justin O Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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UN and U.S. wake up to protect Ahmadiyyas


Abram & Melchizedek meeting

Intro to ‘UN and U.S. wake up to protect Ahmadiyyas’

Editor John R. Houk

July 6, 2014

 

Pakistani Christians are the ignored minority in Pakistan. Shamim Masih writes about Western governments and Western Christians being more concerned about the plight of other non-Muslims minorities and of Shia Muslim minorities more than Pakistani Christians. Ignoring Christians in Muslim majority lands is a heinous act founded upon political correctness and the Left Wing denigration of the Christian faith to rid the world of the Biblical world view that used to be the mainstay of Western culture.

 

The Ahmadiyya (Ahmadi, Qadiani or Lahori) consider themselves to be Muslims yet the majority Sunni Muslims in Pakistan have legally declared them to be non-Islamic. For Sunnis this places Ahmadis on the same level as Shias. Shia Muslims don’t like Ahmadis for the same reasons the Sunnis do not. Since all three groups consider themselves Islamic, I can imagine all hold Christianity in disdain. Ahmadis seem to be more peace oriented Sunni or Shia Islam yet they still consider Christianity a devilish religion. They just don’t embrace the convert or die principle of the two largest sects in Islam.

 

Here is an excerpt about Ahmadis which really began as a late 19th century movement originating in present day Pakistan but then was British ruled India:

 

The Ahmadis are a Muslim sect which was founded in Qadian, Punjab, in the nineteenth century. Its founder was Mirza Ghirlam Ahmad, a Muslim who claimed prophetic status as the Mahdi or Messiah, in succession to Krishna, Jesus Christ and Mohammed. The Ahmadis accept four of the five basic principles of Islam, namely prayer five times a day, the Ramadan fast, the Pilgrimage to Mecca (Haj) and alms-giving. They do not accept the fifth principle, that of the Jihad or Holy War against non-believers. Many Muslims regard them as heretics and refuse to accept them as a legitimate part of Islam.

 

Today Ahmadis are found all over the world but the core community is in Pakistan: estimates vary from half a million to six million people out of a total population of over 96 million, but three million to four million is the most commonly accepted figure. During British rule of undivided India many were employed in government service and after partition many crossed the border from Indian Punjab into Muslim West Pakistan, where they continued to play a prominent part in the civil and diplomatic services and in industry and commerce.

 

Like many successful minorities the Ahmadis attracted hostility. It was felt by many that their influence in society was READ THE REST (Ahmadis of Pakistan; FAQs.orgWorld Directory of Minorities; Copyright © 2008 – Advameg Inc. – Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.)

 

 

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UN and U.S. wake up to protect Ahmadiyyas

 

By Shamim Masih

7/5/2014 8:29 AM

 

ISLAMABAD: We learnt the story from The Bible, when Abram heard that his brother (Lot) was taken captive, He brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. Genesis 14: 14-16 (KJV)

 

14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

 

When Abram learned that Lot was a prisoner, he immediately tried to rescue his nephew. It would have been easier and safer not to become involved. But with Lot in serious trouble, Abram acted at once and rescued him. The U.S. based organization “The Human Rights Watch” reportedly asked Sri Lanka not to deport members of Pakistan’s minority Ahmadiyya community until the UNHCR had full access to them and determined their need for international protection. At least 142 Pakistanis, mostly Ahmadiyyas, arrested in police sweeps in Sri Lanka in June 2014 are being detained and are at risk of deportation, the Human Rights Watch said. “Sri Lankan authorities are threatening Pakistani minority group members with deportation at the very time when persecution of these groups is escalating in Pakistan,” said Bill Frelick, refugees’ director at Human Rights Watch.

 

It is good to know in the prevailing situation when the persecution on the basis of faith is reaching a high degree. A U.S. organization raised its voice to protect Pakistani minorities, but why they [did] particularly mentioned the Ahmadiyyas? Let me [be] clear [about] this; it is not the first time that U.S. people raised their voice for Pakistani minorities especially Ahmadiyyas not Christians. It’s common practice that the UN and U.S. ignore Pakistani Christians. Christians from Gojra, Kurian village, Joseph Colony, Lahore, Peshawar and other cities are seeking asylum in different countries but their applications were rejected. Despite registering with UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, these Christians have been given a shut-up call. Most of [the Christians] went [tried to go to other nations] or [are] willing [to leave], to save their lives and avoid future persecution. During the Gojra, Joseph colony and Lahore incident – [attacks on Christians], none of the survivors were given protection or IDPs [International Displaced Persons] status from UNHCR, neither [has the] U.S. has raised any voice for this poor segment of the society. On the other hand, hundreds of the Shia Hazara [Pakistan’s Shias Under Attack] community and Ahmadis are travelling to Europe, Australia, America and UK on regular a basis. Hundreds of the families were displaced during Rimsha blasphemy case and many of them are still living in tents in Islamabad slum area. They were not given the IDPs status at that time.

 

I have given the example of Abraham; he went there to save his nephew Lot, we as Christians are brothers. When we accept Christ as savior thus we become the sons of Abraham (father of the nations). But U.S. Christians (especially talking about the ruling class) has never been lenient towards Christians. The U. S. government and USAID have always been adding aid to the Muslim world, which means adding fuel to fire. While poor Pakistani Christians are still in pitiable conditions. In response these radical Muslims in [the] shape of Taliban are attacking [Christians]. Let me make it clear that all U.S. people are not in favor of Muslims; recently U.S.

congressman Rohrabacher has asked to ban aid to Pakistan for persecuting Christians.

 

Pakistani Christians have been facing discriminatory laws and persecution for the last two and half decades. The law and order situation is getting worse day by day. One can imagine; when Pakistan has failed to save its own sensitive installations from the hard-core terrorists, how come they protect the weak segment of the society when they are not even willing? The situation becomes more pathetic when the foreign office disowns refugees “detained” in Sri Lanka. Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam [Foreign Affairs Spokesperson] was unsympathetic to the plight of the detained refugees in Sri Lanka, saying: “These people (asylum seekers) obtained asylum in Sri Lanka by badmouthing Pakistan. If they are in trouble, I have noTasnim Aslam Khan - Pakistan Foreign Affairs spokesperson idea.” “I don’t know of any operation being conducted by Sri Lankan authorities against Pakistani refugees,” she added. [No Respite]  

 

In this situation, Christian countries should know and realize the sensitivity of the issues Pakistani Christians are facing. UN, U.S. and EU should honor its international obligations and allow their institutions to ensure that no Pakistani Christian is deported to face the risk of persecution or torture. Sometime we must get involved in a messy or painful situation in order to help others. We should be willing to act immediately when other need our help. 

 

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

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