Christian Genocide in the Middle East

New Documentary film  highlights the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, where almost 1 million have been killed since 2005.

from the Blaze:

Paula Kweskin, 33, didn’t expect her life to turn out this way — but she’s glad it did.

Kweskin attended law school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she earned a jurisdoctorate in international law in 2010. Her goal from the outset of her higher education pursuit was to help the less fortunate in the world through practicing law.

She soon found out that bureaucracy made that task extremely difficult. So, she focused on other ways to help — specifically, she turned to media.

Paula Kweskin speaks with TheBlaze about the documentary film she helped produced, "Faithkeepers." (Image source: Paula Kweskin)
Paula Kweskin speaks with TheBlaze about the documentary film she helped produced, “Faithkeepers.” (Image source: Paula Kweskin)

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Muslims vs Christians – Round Whatever

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It’s been the same old song for centuries – Muslims versus Christians. Actually, I suppose more accurately put would be Muslims versus – well, everyone else – Christians, Jews, Hindus, atheists – everyone. No other religion or community can coexist with adherent Muslims.

But more and more it is the Christians who incur the wrath of Muslims worldwide. It’s almost as if Muslims are trying to purge Christians from the world, particularly the Middle East and the surrounding regions.

Take Pakistan for example. There is a village in that country where the Muslim leadership has issued an ultimatum to all Christians living in Manta Bahauddin’s Chak 44. Heck of a name for a village, I know. And to make matters worse, if that’s possible, the Muslim majority has demanded the immediate surrender of a Christian for the horrific crime of watching a blasphemous video on his phone.

Naturally the child will stand trial and if found guilty, the youth will be forced to pay a fine and maybe do some community service. To us this still doesn’t exactly sound like reasonable punishment for simply viewing what the Muslim majority deemed as “blasphemous,” but it’s not terrible. True enough – if that’s what is planned for the young man. read more

Moderate Muslims are like A-La-Carte Christians

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This one may offend some, so for that, I apologize – although not for the content.

Most understand what is meant by an a-la-carte Christian. I would venture to say that many Christians world-wide are of the a-la-carte variety. For those unfamiliar with the term, an a-la-carte Christian is one who doesn’t adhere entirely to the teachings of Christ – they are not faithful to the Ten Commandments.

Inevitably, most of us Christians have at one time or another failed to live up to those Commandments. But this every once in while human failing is not the definition of an a-la-carte Christian. There is a big difference between slipping up from time to time and making a conscious decision to ignore any Commandment.

The Ten Commandments is not a take-out menu, where one may simply select one dish and not another. They all called Commandments – not the Ten Suggestions. For this reason, as an example, I would describe any so-called Christian who is pro-abortion as a-la-carte. Sure, he or she doesn’t lie, cheat, steal, etc., but “You shall not murder” is pretty cut and dry – and by the way, the proper wording of the Sixth Commandment is “murder,” not “You shall not kill,” as many have come to believe. Or maybe another description would be, yes I believe in the Christian God, so therefore I am a Christian, but I steal cars for a living. The two just don’t go together.

Being Christian is more than just acknowledging the existence of Christ. A-la-carte Christians may call themselves Christians, but if they don’t at least try to adhere to God’s law, they really aren’t.

Unfortunately the same can be said of Muslims, only for them, it is the flip-side. So-called moderate Muslims can really no more call themselves real followers of Islam and the Prophet than can al-a-carte Christians say the same of their religion. read more

The New York Times Biased Coverage on Christian Persecution

from The Clarion Project:

The New York Times has finally found a victim of Islamic aggression in Nigeria worth reporting on: homosexuals.   In a big spread complete with pictures appearing last week, the NYT’s Adam Nossiter wrote “Wielding Whip and a Hard New Law, Nigeria Tries to ‘Sanitize’ Itself of Gays.”

While it’s all well and good to expose the persecution of any group, why does the NYT remain silent about the much more endemic and savage jihad to “sanitize” Nigeria of Christians—a jihad that has seen countless Christians butchered and countless churches destroyed?

A 2012 meeting of Nigerian church heads concluded that “the pattern of these killings [of Christians] does suggest to us a systematic ethnic and religious cleansing.”

Among other things in the group’s bid to cleanse the Muslim-majority north of all Christian presence, it has threatened to poison the food eaten by Christians and “to strike fear into the Christians of the power of Islam by kidnapping their women.” The group frequently storms areas where Christians and Muslims are intermingled—from villages to colleges—and singles the Christians out before slitting their throats. read more

Being Christian is Bad for Ones Health

Who didn’t see this coming the minute we left Iraq? Being Christian in the Middle East is a death sentence. I’m just glad Islam is a religion of peace. Just think how bad things would be.

 

BAGHDAD     (AP) — Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said Wednesday.

In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital’s southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said. read more