“America, Please Stand for Us: We are Dying!” Muslim Persecution of Christians, September 2018

Source: “America, Please Stand for Us: We are Dying!” Muslim Persecution of Christians: September, 2018 – Raymond Ibrahim

The Slaughter of Christians

Central African Republic:   As many as 42 people—mostly Christian women—“were hacked to death … after suspected Islamist rebels attacked a group of civilians in the central town of Bria” between September 4-5.  Some died by machete, others by gunshot. At least one of the butchered women was pregnant.  “They [Seleka militants] don’t want to see any Christians here,” one church leader said.  “Christians never go to town….  They have barricaded all roads, and if you venture out, you are at your own peril. We Christians have nothing else to do, no food to eat, no place to go. We rely only on prayers. Please pray for us!”

Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Muslim militants slaughtered as many as 40 people in the Christian town of Beni.   According to the report, “the assailants, in great number, attacked the city by surprise at around 5.30pm …  They fired light and heavy weapons, and targeted residential areas, causing panic among the inhabitants…. . Eyewitnesses said some of the victims were killed with machetes, while an undetermined number of others were injured.  According to a local pastor, at least 27 victims have been identified as members of local churches.”  A week earlier, on September 18, the same Muslim militants murdered a Christian grandmother and injured four of her grandchildren.  “These rebels who call themselves the Muslim Defense International also hit near our base in Ngadi three times,” said an aid worker.  According to the report, the Islamist group “has operated in the region since 1995, has been blamed for hundreds of civilian deaths over the past four years and of trying to uproot Christians from north-eastern DRC through attacks, rape, looting, kidnap and murder.”

Kenya:  Islamic terrorists murdered two Christians for refusing to abjure their faith in the name of Islam.  According to one report, on September 14, “a group of Islamic terrorists stopped a bus that was traveling to Garissa. The militants ordered everyone off the bus and demanded identification…. [T]he terrorist group of seven men separated the Muslims from the Christians. They demanded three of the passengers recite the statement of faith [the shahada, that “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,” which instantly transforms a nonbeliever into a Muslim]. The two Christians who refused to recite the statement were tied up and executed.”

One week later, on September 22, a Muslim mob stoned three Christians to death while chanting “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is greater). The attack came in response to the killing of jihadi terrorists at the hands of governmental security forces.   According to an eyewitness,

Fredrick [one of the three slain] was on top of a new house he was contracted to build. His two assistants were on the ground mixing mortar when the mob arrived in [a] hurry, chanting takbir, takbir, takbir [that is, calling on the mob to shout “Allahu Akbar”]. From a distance, I saw the men hurling construction stones towards Fredrick and his coworkers.  The three managed to flee into a nearby hotel for safety, although they had been badly injured. The Muslims relentlessly followed them up and stoned them to death.

“This is a sad day in our family,” added Frederick’s brother. “We have lost a man who was skilled in construction and loved all of us. He always reminded us to pray and trust God even in difficult times. That is what is keeping us going after losing him. We were expecting to see him before the end of the year but now what we have is the memories, a widow, and two children to take care of….  Where were the police to protect [them]?”

Pakistan: Resentful that a Christian was in a position over them, Muslim hospital employees attacked Faraz Masih, 26, with acid on September 5.  His face highly disfigured and with several other burns around his body, he finally succumbed to death ten days later in a hospital.  According to the victim’s father,  Badar Masih, “Faraz was a young graduate and serving as Assistant Admin Officer in a local hospital for about two years. On September 5th at around 2 a.m, when he was going home from the hospital, some unknown assailants sprayed acid upon him… My son was targeted for his Christian faith. I don’t think we, the Christians, are safe in Pakistan. However, it is our country and we love it with our soul and spirit. We won’t seek refuge.”  Faraz had been harassed and beat several times before.  A few months earlier, a group of men wearing masks surrounded him and “stuck their boots in his mouth, claiming that ‘a Christian is not even able to lick their shoes.’” His father adds: “They threatened to kill him unless Faraz left his job. They said that his spiritual impurity contaminated the health of ‘pure Muslims.’”  “Faraz often complained that some of his Muslim staff members were unhappy with his excellent performance and they disliked Faraz for his honesty and Christian background,” said his mother.  “My son was running my kitchen. He was very gentle to everyone in the vicinity. He had no enmity. He was an active member of the Church. However, he was usually not given a day off to go to Church for Sunday prayer service.”

Philippines: On September 2, Muslim militants bombed a café in the town of Insulan.  Jun Mark Luda, an 18-year-old catechist who taught Christian principles in public schools during his free time, and his 15-year-old cousin, Marialyn Luda were killed in the blast; 14 others were injured.   Jun Mark Luda “was smart and talented. His jolliness was contagious. We are saddened by his death,” said a church acquaintance before adding that such ongoing attacks “destroy the harmony between Muslims and Christians.”   Army commander Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana “blamed the attack on the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State.” The same group was accused of bombing St Anthony’s Catholic Cathedral  on April 29, 2018.

Egypt: A September 4 report revealed how Palestinian refugees murdered a Christian man for refusing to convert to Islam:

“[A] few years ago [the Christian] family lived at peace with their Muslim neighbors in El-Arish, a small city on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast…   Baghat was a veterinarian who had good relations with his Muslim colleagues and friends. However, everything changed when Palestinian immigrants with a very strict view on Islam moved to the village…. [They] began threatening believers by spreading leaflets warning Christians to leave the city or die….   One Sunday morning, Baghat woke up early to go to church, and then went to work at the veterinarian clinic of one of his Muslim friends.”

Baghat’s 17-year-old son Marqos recounts what happened next: “[T]wo young masked men entered the pharmacy and dragged my father outside.  They told him to kneel in the street. They put two guns at my father’s head and told him to convert to Islam. But he shook his head. Then they shot him. When I heard he’d died, I couldn’t walk to the morgue.”

Another report that appeared on September 13 presents statistics concerning the plight of Egypt’s Christians:

Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority bore the brunt of Islamist extremist persecution of Christians in 2017. ISIS’s operations across Egypt, including its Sinai insurgency, intentionally killed 97 Copts in 18 attacks….  Attacks against Coptic Christians comprised 53 per cent of the group’s public activity, including 11 assassinations. The deadliest incident occurred in April, when two suicide bombers coordinated attacks on Palm Sunday celebrations, killing 47 people. ISIS carried out a number of multi-casualty assaults against Copts, killing a total of 69 people in only three incidents… ISIS has declared that Coptic Christians are apostates who must be eliminated from Egypt. The group outlined its hatred in a video in February 2017, describing Copts as its “favorite prey” and vowing to “kill every infidel” and “liberate Cairo.” In the footage, the group threatened to wipe out all “worshippers of the cross,” specifically referring to the Coptic pope and wealthy Copts. Hundreds of Copts reportedly left Sinai in response to increased violence and fear in February, coinciding with ISIS’s threats. Overall, the Middle East’s Christian population is in decline.

Nigeria:  On September 7, following the burning alive of a pastor, his wife, and children at the hands of Muslim Fulani herdsmen, the Rev. Ezekiel Dachomo appeared in a short video surrounded by a mournful crowd carrying the body of another killed Christian woman.  He made an impassioned appeal for assistance from the U.S., Britain and the U.N.:

America, please stand for us. We are dying … Please, allow us to survive. We have nobody. Only God in heaven can stand for us. Please, I am begging you. United Nations, your silence is getting worse … Please, please, I’m begging you stand for the helpless … Yesterday, one of my colleagues, the reverend, was slaughtered with his wife and his children, and I was right there … Look at the women; immediately they were commiserating, after the Fulani herdsmen have fully burned down two villages…. Who would stand for us?  There is nobody. Everybody … We are now ready to do [our] last prayers, since an Islamic agenda is taking over the nation….  “They have already [been] assigned our lands … Our villages have been reallocated to Fulani herdsmen, and nobody is talking. Even my colleague reverends are keeping quiet.  Women are dying every day, men are dying. What do you want us to do? Please, please, I am begging you, congressmen, [men] of London…please I am begging you, stand for the helpless. There is nobody [else]!

Niger:  Suspected Islamists kidnapped an Italian priest, leaving “the communities he served for 11 years in shock and sorrow.” Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli, 57, was abducted by eight armed men who entered his parish in Bamoanga late at night and seized him from his bedroom. Two nuns were also taken, though initial reports indicate that they escaped.  On hearing of his kidnap, various communities gathered around his parish in Bamoanga.  According to the mayor, Diara Banyoura, “There was a feeling of sorrow among them. Dozens gathered in silence. Others can hardly hide their emotions. They shed tears as they tried to express their emotions, saying: ‘How can this happen to someone who has been always giving a helping hand to people in need?’”

Jihad on Christians in Pakistan:

Local Muslims looted and then burned a Christian home—the only one in the neighborhood of Gujar Khan—because they did not want Christians living near them.  “Our father, Bashir Masih, was a sanitary worker,” explained the family’s son Fiaz Masih. “He built this house a few years back, when he retired from his job; however Muslims could not bear that Christians would live in such a good, big, and furnished house.  We are the only Christian family in the neighborhood. They wanted to snatch our property. Therefore, they started threatening us to leave the house otherwise they will [accuse us of] committing blasphemy against Islam.”  On September 20, local strongman Muhammad Kamran burst into the family home and beat his elderly parents.  “My father got injuries and mother’s hand got fractured,” said Fiaz.   “Muhammad Kamran often threatened us to bear the consequences if we don’t leave the house. His abusive and threatening conversation is recorded on the mobile phone.”  On the following day, “[a]n armed group of Muslims led by Muhammad Kamran intruded [the family] house in daylight and thrashed the entire family….  The attackers beat men, women, and children of the family and therefore some of us have severe injuries. They set fire to the house, including beds, furniture, sofa, cabinets, televisions, refrigerator, air-conditioners, fans, and vandalized vessels and other stuff.  A new vehicle was set on fire and other valuables [including] cash money, jewelry, prize bonds, and mobile phones were looted.”  A later report says that the “family reported the incident to the local police at Gujar Khan Police Station. At that time the police refused registration of a crime and told the Masih that if they pursued a First Information Report (FIR) they themselves would be charged with blasphemy. …the police forced an already perplexed family into a state of terror leaving them to dread potential blasphemy charges.”

Separately, a Muslim man hurled Binish Paul, an 18-year-old Christian woman, from a rooftop because she refused to convert to Islam and marry him.   Her legal representative said she suffered “severe fractures to her legs and spine” as a result of the impact before elaborating: “For months, Taheer [her would-be Muslim suitor] had been putting pressure on Binish to convert to Islam.  Over and over again, she refused. This culminated in the violent act.”  Not only did local police ignore the family’s pleas for intervention, but  “[t]hey also received serious threats from the family of the perpetrator.  If the case were not closed, then they would all be accused of blasphemy.”

A young Christian student, who reportedly lost sight in one of his eyes during a separate Muslim mob attack on his family home on August 28, was in fact blinded in both eyes, says a September 5 report.  Vikram Alvin, the victim, explained his plight in an interview:

I can’t believe this has happened to me.  I was going to complete my studies in civil engineering this year and now that opportunity has been taken away from me. After completing my course, I had a job lined up with a large firm but the stable future I saw before me is now fraught with uncertainty….  I have done nothing to deserve such treatment I only stayed faithful to God, yet these evil men began to be jealous of the success of our family and the hatred they have for our faith boiled over….  I am unmarried and few women will want to marry me now what is left of my life will now be very difficult.

Finally, as an indicator of the widespread abuse of Christians in Pakistan, a  September 13 report “documented 14 cases of severe persecution, human right violations, and violence against Christians” in just the previous month alone: “In less than 31 days, four Christians were killed…. Three women were raped… and three more were forced to convert to Islam…. Entire Christian communities also suffered greatly, as a community in Kasur was attacked and beaten for seeking to protect their church… 11 Christians … were severely beaten and tortured throughout Pakistan.… Doctors in Khanewal also had to remove the uterus of a Christian teenager who was brutally raped by three men.”

Attacks on Christian Churches and Cemeteries

Indonesia: On September 27, authorities shut down three churches on Sumatra Island. “[T]he authorities cited violation of public order and building permit ordinances. Dozens of congregants wept as the churches were closed,” notes one report.  “We had been worshipping here since 2004 and fulfilled all building license requirements,” said the pastor of one of the closed churches. “We have even built a good relationship with the local authorities. Yet the permit was not granted.  The rapid church growth in the area during the last decade may have caused restlessness among the majority-Muslim neighborhood.”  Another local source said the churches were closed to forestall a planned Muslim protest: “The [Muslim] village head filed a complaint with the higher authorities and rallied the support of radical group Islamic Defenders Front to hold protests against the churches.  The day before the church closures, a letter had been circulated saying that a thousand Muslim residents would rally in front of the three churches on Friday, September 28. The government decided to seal the churches to prevent the commotion.”  As to why the churches lack the necessary permits, “[t]he local government,” explained Reverend Gomar Gultom, secretary of the Communion of Churches in Indonesia, “keeps delaying the process to have the permit, or just reject it without any reasons. There are thousands of other [Muslim] places of worship that don’t have permits, but continue to operate.  I just can’t understand why they won’t let us have our churches. I can understand if [the local government] prohibited us from having the permits if we used the buildings for criminal activities, but we used them to praise God.”  According to a report, this “is the latest push to close churches in a move that followed more than 1,000 closures in more than a decade.  Until then, Indonesia had a reputation for an interpretation of Islam that embraced religious tolerance. But Muslim extremists have been urging the adoption of Islamic law throughout Indonesia, creating religious divides.”

Egypt: Because they “objected to the presence of a church in the area,” hundreds of Muslims rioted and attacked Christian homes and knifed two Christians, one in the head the other in the face.  According to one report, “Four [Christian] homes were ransacked, looted and partially set on fire by a Muslim mob during the three-hour-long attack, which was reportedly in protest of one of the properties being used as a home church.   A local source … said the small Coptic community had been warned about the attack on August 31 a few days before it took place.  Despite reporting the threat to police, officers did not respond until the attack had nearly finished…”  The attack occurred in the village of Dimshau Hashim.  Approximately 450 of its 30,000 population are Christian.  “A similar assault for the same reason had taken place in a neighboring village weeks earlier,” notes a report.

A year after the government established a committee to affect a 2016 law for the swift legalization of churches, only 220 of the 3730 churches waiting have been legalized, another report revealed. At this rate 17 years are expected to pass before all the churches—many of which have already waited between 15-20 years—are legalized.

Due to the notable dearth of churches, “Coptic Christians in various parts of Egypt have been left with no choice but to hold funeral services in the streets because of the closure of their churches,” said Egypt’s Watani.  For example, denied a church and attacked for trying to use a home as one, the funeral of a 68-year-old Christian was held in the streets of Dimshau Hashim—where the aforementioned Muslim attack on Christian homes occurred—under tight security on September 6 (video and pictures here).    A few days earlier in the village of Qasr Haidar the funeral of another man was also held in the streets after the village church was closed due to Muslim protests and riots.  In yet another instance, the “funeral service of a Coptic man was held outside St. Moses Church in the town of Dairout. The church was closed 20 years ago and since then the Christian community has not been able to receive a permit for its re-opening.”

Algeria:  Suspected Islamists desecrated over 30 Christian graves at La Reunion War Cemetery, one of few Christian cemeteries remaining in the Muslim nation.  According to one report,

The graves were ransacked and tombstones smashed. Investigators believe that Islamist motives are at play. While the government is pursuing an investigation, the desecration of these graves come at a time when the Algerian authorities have increasingly harassed the church. During the past year, a number of churches have closed by authorities citing vague safety reasons. Although some have reopened, it is widely believed that these closures are part of a broader strategy pursued by the government to isolate [the] Christian community. Algeria is a Muslim majority country which is governed by Islamic law.

Another Christian cemetery was vandalized a few weeks earlier.

Pakistan:  A brief report with few details notes that unknown arsonists torched a Christian church under construction on a small plot on September 25 in the 97 percent Muslim majority nation.

23 thoughts on ““America, Please Stand for Us: We are Dying!” Muslim Persecution of Christians, September 2018

  1. Why ANY free country allows Muslim immigration is tragically strange. Their behavior once there is no secret. If I were the president of a country I would ban Muslims unless they disavowed sharia and forced conversions. People so primitive yet so arrogant don’t belong in a civilized society. They are homicidal barbarians and should be shunned and banned until they change their ways. Unfortunately that will never happen.

      • You have been given eyes to see.You were fortunate enough to see before you comment. Likewise you did hear stories of your believers chanting the name when they enjoy killing. That is not a brain washing but it is a fact.

      • islam and muslims have everything to do with the above murderous news stories.

        Would you go against your own muslim people and the teachings of muhammed and physically fight to stop them from murdering, raping or enslaving non-muslims, or even speak out in public against this? Do you do this now? Would you just stand by and watch this happen, and possibly cheer it on, even though you consider yourself one of the “peaceful” muslims?

        Even if you are not muslim, but are one of those people who defend them, do you know any muslims who would honestly do the above things and publicly denounce and fight against evil in islam – and who arent just following the fairly common practice of taqquiya (lying to and deceiving infidels so they believe you are peaceful and tolerant in order to advance islam and conquer them at a later date)?

      • Islam and Muslims have everything to do with the accussations above, Islam is barbaric and cruel, if Christian’s begin to take up arms and do same how would the world look like but fortunately the Christians are peace loving and accommodative, even if they preach and request you convert and you refuse,you can still live with them and live peacefully without any form of harrasement, I employ world leaders especially in the west to stop the immigration of Muslims into their country, Islam will destroy the world, Islam is bent on the destruction of any perceive infidel, how long should we keep chiding away from the truth

      • I”M being a fool?? I would be a fool for swallowing the taquiyya of an Islamist or the foolhardiness of someone who THINKS he knows about Islam. I have been studying Islam through people like Robert Spencer,Bill Warner and David Wood. They know the Quran,sira and hadith like the backs of their hands. I’m not as knowledgeable as they are but I know about Muhammad’s two stages of his Islamic journey. First failure as a preacher in Mecca,then success as a politician and warlord/jihadist in Medina. I know about the three stages of jihad. I know about taquiyya,and I know that immigration is one form of jihad. You can fool some, but not me. All I have to do is watch the news to know that my belief that Islam is a cancer on the world is 100% justified. Anyone who would trust a Muslim in traditional garb with a wife forced to wear a burka or hijab is not only a fool,he is an idiot.

    • We had a sneaky snake Muslim for 8 years as President, an OBAMAnation, that is a terrorist backer and poured millions of tax dollars into supporting Islam and opening this nations borders up for terrorists and drug cartels to freely come into the U S. He is treasonous, yet he will never be prosecuted.

  2. It sounds like the slaughter of Rwanda … Hutus swinging their machetes singing ‘Kill them all! Kill them all! Kill the large and kill the small”, throwing Tutsis baby up in the air and catching them on the machete! It sounds like Nazi Germany where Sozialismus Gestapo agents tortured Priests … all they could get their hands on. It sounds like the land of Alexander Solzenitzen … Russia, where even the Christian King and Queen were butchered along with their family … even the childrens dog was shot. It sounds like Japanese soldiers in the Philippines burying people alive in the well at Lipa. Blood running in the streets, babies cries echoing in the ears of the killers to no avail. One race or belief against another. One filled with hatred because they have not the grace of God in their hearts. The other, God’s child who loved Him. They are filled with blood lust. Their cruelty runneth over like the blood in the streets. What good will our words on paper do? I’m speaking while I can. I’ll pray my Rosary as Our Lady of Fatima asked. Meanwhile our political and ecclesiastical leaders (not all) sit back in their soft chairs and watch. They do nothing, as they drink their fine wine and dialogue … they are the wicked! This is what they want. Less people in the world. Then they can have their one world government. They have forgotten that all power comes from above. There will be a price for them. It will be heavy. Like white hot iron.

  3. I don’t have any tattoos rather scares mind,body and tormented soul ‘ of the enemy of Allah” like most of my fellow crusaders ready to strike the neck of a WAHHABI son of a bitch before he reaches for his sheath. In fact,at the epicenter of Islamic terror some 80 % mosques some eighty percent owned by Ikhwan in north American take out Mohammed al jihad while his onerous ass is hiked to God and his psychopath head is off the taxpayer funded rug.

  4. Perhaps more importantly, we should ask our more powerful, remaining so-called super power,what are going to do about the cries of the Christians? You went to Syria to support those vultures who feel nothing when they drink Christians blood,you went and taught sons of Jacob how to drink with bloods cuttroughts.Now go and give hand to those maimed Christians .

  5. Islamism is HATE BASED political doctrine, NOT RELIGION. Islam spends “Allahu Akbar” funds on mosques, in other countries / cities, for a safe haven torun. Apparently, spreading this religion of love is important. Where are their humanity loving, God fearing, hospitals / medical clinics treating the sick and down-trodden masses…buildings protecting OTHERS…as stated by Pelosi, food collecting for the poor…? HOW ABOUT plans for an HIV / AIDS medical based hospital-treatment center !!!

    Single story building, please…there are nasty ‘rumors’ how LGBT people are treated by lovingMuslims…

  6. This is why we need to end , at least for now, accepting any refugees/asylees other than these Christians in Muslim lands that are, beyond doubt, being persecuted by Muslims simply for being Christian. These are TRUE refugees and need help from a supposedly Christian nation.

  7. One forgotten story from Nigeria where two moslem soldiers were holding a Christian schoolgirl up by her feet in front of her schoolmates. Another soldier with his sword split the child from her crotch to neck and then they asked the other school children to convert to islam. islam has invented many ways to torture and murder and they are planning on enslaving or murdering your children here. Proscribe islam or die a slave to sharia.

  8. Where Muslims are in minority they demand freedom of religion, where they are in majority they deny freedom of religion to minorities.

  9. people have been brainwashed by their religious leaders, leading them to do what is preach by their leaders ,let follows what has been written in the bible so that we all can leave in peace,hormones and tranquility with the Muslims .

  10. If Obama would’ve been given a 3rd Term as President, the Terrorist Attacks in the US,would be growing,and more Muslims would be brought into the US. Thank God,there is no Presidential 3rd Term. And people who Voted for him in the first Term,were on to his Agenda,when the 1st Term was ending. Nearing the last couple years of his 2nd Term,Obama wasn’t hiding his Islamic feelings. He attacked Christians at a National Prayer Breakfast in 2015 at DC. It’s on youtube. Obama would never attend a National Day of Prayer in DC,the whole time he was in Office.Maybe he was bowing down in his White House hidden Mosque on a Prayer Rug. I’m glad the SOB,is out of Office, even though he won’t stay out of the Picture.

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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