Global War on Christians in the Muslim World

via Ayaan Hirsi Ali:The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World – Newsweek.

We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm.

The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate. In recent years the violent oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East to South Asia and Oceania. In some countries it is governments and their agents that have burned churches and imprisoned parishioners. In others, rebel groups and vigilantes have taken matters into their own hands, murdering Christians and driving them from regions where their roots go back centuries.

The media’s reticence on the subject no doubt has several sources. One may be fear of provoking additional violence. Another is most likely the influence of lobbying groups such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation—a kind of United Nations of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia—and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Over the past decade, these and similar groups have been remarkably successful in persuading leading public figures and journalists in the West to think of each and every example of perceived anti-Muslim discrimination as an expression of a systematic and sinister derangement called “Islamophobia”—a term that is meant to elicit the same moral disapproval as xenophobia or homophobia.

But a fair-minded assessment of recent events and trends leads to the conclusion that the scale and severity of Islamophobia pales in comparison with the bloody Christophobia currently coursing through Muslim-majority nations from one end of the globe to the other. The conspiracy of silence surrounding this violent expression of religious intolerance has to stop. Nothing less than the fate of Christianity—and ultimately of all religious minorities—in the Islamic world is at stake.

From blasphemy laws to brutal murders to bombings to mutilations and the burning of holy sites, Christians in so many nations live in fear. In Nigeria many have suffered all of these forms of persecution. The nation has the largest Christian minority (40 percent) in proportion to its population (160 million) of any majority-Muslim country. For years, Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have lived on the edge of civil war. Islamist radicals provoke much if not most of the tension. The newest such organization is an outfit that calls itself Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sacrilege.” Its aim is to establish Sharia in Nigeria. To this end it has stated that it will kill all Christians in the country.

In the month of January 2012 alone, Boko Haram was responsible for 54 deaths. In 2011 its members killed at least 510 people and burned down or destroyed more than 350 churches in 10 northern states. They use guns, gasoline bombs, and even machetes, shouting “Allahu akbar” (“God is great”) while launching attacks on unsuspecting citizens. They have attacked churches, a Christmas Day gathering (killing 42 Catholics), beer parlors, a town hall, beauty salons, and banks. They have so far focused on killing Christian clerics, politicians, students, policemen, and soldiers, as well as Muslim clerics who condemn their mayhem. While they started out by using crude methods like hit-and-run assassinations from the back of motorbikes in 2009, the latest AP reports indicate that the group’s recent attacks show a new level of potency and sophistication.

The Christophobia that has plagued Sudan for years takes a very different form. The authoritarian government of the Sunni Muslim north of the country has for decades tormented Christian and animist minorities in the south. What has often been described as a civil war is in practice the Sudanese government’s sustained persecution of religious minorities. This persecution culminated in the infamous genocide in Darfur that began in 2003. Even though Sudan’s Muslim president, Omar al-Bashir, has been indicted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which charged him with three counts of genocide, and despite the euphoria that greeted the semi-independence he grant-ed to South Sudan in July of last year, the violence has not ended. In South Kordofan, Christians are still subject-ed to aerial bombardment, targeted killings, the kidnap-ping of children, and other atrocities. Reports from the United Nations indicate that between 53,000 and 75,000 innocent civilians have been displaced from their resi-dences and that houses and buildings have been looted and destroyed.

Both kinds of persecution—undertaken by extragovernmental groups as well as by agents of the state—have come together in Egypt in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

Continue reading here.

More on Christianophobia, Christians ‘Most Persecuted’ Religious Group in the World, Says Expert:

“In terms of sheer numbers, the large size of the Christian populations around the world, where they’re repressed or restricted… Whether you count martyrs, those killed, or you count those living in regimes, sizable Christian populations live under extreme restrictions in places like China, Indonesia, and of course the Middle East”

For many more examples see Raymond Ibrahim’s ongoing series via Muslim Persecution of Christians.

21 thoughts on “Global War on Christians in the Muslim World

  1. Islam in the Neighborhood:

    The aim of Islam is world domination. Nothing more and nothing less. I have talked to seemingly nice, moderate Muslims who run convenience stores, etc. right in my neighborhood, and they will openly say that USA politics and actions is irrelevant, that “it is Allah’s Will that Islam is to dominate the entire Earth.” I have heard it right of the mouth of a man from India, who is a Muslim, tell me this, and he says it as if it is absolute fact. There is no such thing a moderate Muslim as they truly believe that it is Allah’s Will that they dominate the entire world. If this does not alarm you, then go back to sleep and don’t act surprised when we have been taken over by our enemies with the aid of our own government if it continues as it is now under the Obama Regime.

    • the power of belief will elect a prophetic thief ;oh my goodness a commander in chief;a shaking and a baking and hail to boot;the night owl says who gives a hoot;the a solar plant shut down lasts for 6 months;no light but heat for sweltering butts………

    • I have had the same experience. I don’t buy from their stores and many people in the area no longer do so. Seven Eleven knows who they sell stores to. If you hit someone in the pocketbook they will either stay put and make a less prosperous living or leave. Three blocks away a Korean family has a great store and has taken a lot of Seven eleven customers. The walk is good for me and the service is friendly.

  2. We all pontificate about Islam and base our beliefs on hear say, but I stood there and listened to this Muslim Businessman living and breathing and voting in the USA make this statement while the Official word VIA Media and Government and even Churches is that Islam means us no harm and that are a peaceful movement. They are a Patient Movement, but when enough of them have infiltrated our culture taking advantage of our decency and constitutional rights, they will make a move. They are already involving themselves in community affairs and getting elected to local, state and federal offices, and when they reach a critical mass in numbers, they will make their move to take over the entire country. That is why we cannot allow this to happen. It is time to put aside PC and Cultural Diversity and Put on a Pair of Balls and stand up and speak out against these Enemies of the USA and Western Civilization in general.

  3. A real life story witnessed first hand today, Tuesday, 06 March 2012. I was on my way from home and like I do many days, I stopped at the little convenience store closest to my home which is on the way, to pick up cigarettes, milk, etc. I… have long known that the owner of the little store, a convenience store, was from India, and had always assumed he was Hindu. This gentleman also owns several other convenience stores and also a truck stop. Each time I stop into this mans store, if he is working, he always has on a conservative talk radio show in the background. I have never engaged in political speech with this guy, just assuming he was a grateful immigrant living the American Dream and making big bucks in a Free Society and I assumed he was a conservative American, and likely of the Hindu Faith. Today. when I stopped in, he was listening to a conservative talk radio show and they were speaking of the primaries going on today, and I mentioned that I was a Newt Gingrich supporter. He said, “Newt Gingrich does not have a chance.” He went on to say that “the USA and the world is going to be dominated by Islam and Muslims because that was God’s Plan.” I then asked this: “Where did you say you are from?” He answered, “from India, but I am a Muslim.” I said, I thought that most Indians were Hindu.” He said, “Yes, but it was supposed to be Muslim and that is why we now have Pakistan.” Of course, as a history major in college at Auburn University, I knew of the Muslim-Hindu Split in India that created the so-called state and nation of Pakistan. This Muslim Businessman told me that it was “God’s Plan to take over the world, and it was just a matter of time.” I walked out of that store and said, :”You just got your last dime from me, and that I would stand by my earlier observations that there is no such thing as a moderate Muslim.” They have long-range plans, and that plan is world domination, and worse, they truly believe it is destiny as per God’s Plan. If this does not awaken you, then you are already brain dead. Think about this the next time you visit your local convenience store or motel run by Muslims. If you support them with your business, you are financing your won destruction and the destruction or your country.

    • That is in fact one very imporant option that we have. DO NOT patronize any place of business that professes to be a Muslim. Even those places you may be welcomed with a smile and happy to see you greeting. They are bound by indocrination to see Allah over us all. I can’t imagine seeing this issue last year as I do today, and tomorrow it willl be even more urgent to move against this takeover.

      • Our government, with Obama as POTUS and Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, are right now as we speak handing over all US sovereignty to the United Nations, thus, the New World Order. Obama has already aceded to it at least once. When Obama order the attacks on Libya, he took his directives and permission to do so from the United Nations and NATO and had Leon Panetta tell the United States Senate that he had every right to do so without one word or even consultation with our Congress. Somebody better wake up and stop this insanity, or there will be a civil war in this country to stop our own government from handing our country and our constituion and constiutional rights to a One World Government. This stuff is Real and is Happening Right Now As we sit here and sqwauk back and forth at one another. Where are our leaders in the Congress or Candidates for POTUS. Ron Paul is the only one addressing any of this stuff as our nation is being destroyed while we listen to the pundits tell us that Ron Paul is Un-Electable. If enough Americans knew the extent of the Treason and Sedition that is going on right now under the Obama Regime with Hillary Clinton, a fellow-communist, I beieve people would be out in droves protesting this crap and demanding an end to this insanity NOW!!!!

    • ” if you support them with your business , you are financing your own destruction and the destruction of your country ” You are 100% right. It is so unfortunate that the vast majority of non muslims don’t realise what they are doing by giving business to these muslim convenience stores or any of their establishments, ie restaurants, take away food shops. I’m glad you have realized the threat to our country and culture, and our way of life. waken your friends and fellow folks before its too late. See

  4. Reblogged this on swissdefenceleague and commented:
    Global War on Christians in the Muslim World
    We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm.

  5. It is now time here in AMERICA and the rest of the WESTERN WORLD to bring about the THIRD CRUSADE and put a stop to the

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  7. Concerned peoples need to speak out with loud and thunderous voices to expose this Genocide: Here is an excerpt from the UN Convention on Genocide:

    Article 2

    In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

    (a) Killing members of the group;
    (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
    (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
    (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
    (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

    Article 3

    The following acts shall be punishable:
    (a) Genocide;
    (b) Conspiracy to commit genocide;
    (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;
    (d ) Attempt to commit genocide;
    (e) Complicity in genocide.

    From a matter of law standpoint, members of the Saudi royal family, their lead Imam, Imam’s from various Mosques in Africa, America, England, and France, and the Government of Iran, are in violation of the laws concerning Genocide. Sadly, the only nation on earth with the power to bring forth charges of Genocide, is itself guilty of Genocide. That being the United States. Guilty because the President of the United States just sent $190 million dollars to Hamas. By supporting Hamas, the President is in effect supporting Genocide by enabling Hamas and others like the Muslim Brotherhood, to wage genocide against Jews and Christians.

    • The reason our government gets by with the prejudices against Christianity and Decency in general, is because, We Americans, have allowed the bastards to shut us up with Political Correctness, Cultural Diverstiy and a whole lot of other crap that we allowed our government to place into law. It is time to stand up to the government and tell them, Hell No, we will not go along with things and values we do not believe in, and that means that we will practice our beliefs and practice our freedom of speech and are not afraid to speak out against a government that is now operating in a fascistic manner that tries to squelch all opposition voices to their actions. It is time to Stand Up, Speak Out, and Be Americans and tell these elected politicians and bureaucrats at every level of government that will no longer follow their dictates and mandates.

      • I agree that we need to speak out! Politicians make decisions that violate the Constitution without any fear of retribution. Constant attacks against the 2nd Amendment is but one example of the efforts of elected officials to eliminate on of our fundamental rights. No where in the 2nd Amendment does it say that we must have the government’s permission to carry a firearm. Yet, that’s what we’ve allowed to happen. Politicians must develop a respect for the people before they attempt to infringe upon our rights. When they lay their head down on a pillow, it should be with humility and a little fear that a Patriot just may hold them accountable for their treasonous acts. Until then, we will suffer for our inaction and passivity. Now, will the real patriots stand up, notify their elected leaders that they will be held accountable.

    • Yes you can and should speak out. Go to a printer and make a sign. SHARIA FREE ZONE.No atrocities allowed. Works for me.

  8. This is just the type behavior the United Nations was founded to address and act on. How far we have come from those days! Moslemites have the OIC (Order of Islamic Colonists). Christians, and others, need a similar organization.

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  10. Dear Christian extremists,
    Aren’t you guys getting tired of pretending you’re not every bit as dangerously unstable as the Muslim fundamentalists who’ve vowed to destroy you? It must be very taxing. And it can’t be an effective strategy. Imagine a game of chicken in which the first driver knows the second one is too sensible to want to die, but the second driver knows the first one is too crazy to fear death. Who wins? Plus, can you imagine how much more political influence you’d have? I know you’re seething with jealously when you look over the globe and see that all the really good theocracies are Islamic. Those guys didn’t get there through reasoned debate and democracy. You guys have been trying for over 30 years to get your theocracy by way of the ballot box, and it just isn’t happening. So, I think it’s time to let out that craziness that I know is just barely half an inch beneath your surface. Please, won’t you at least consider it?

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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