Connecticut Principal Promoting “Coexistence” Murdered by Muslim Terrorists

via 76-Year-Old Connecticut Principal Promoting “Coexistence” Murdered by Muslim Terrorists | Frontpage Mag

You can’t co-exist with people who want to kill you

by Daniel Greenfield

You can’t co-exist with people whose most fundamental belief is that they must either kill you or enslave you. It’s never going to work. That’s a difficult lesson for American liberals to learn.

Richard Lakin, a 76-year-old former of principal of Glastonbury’s Hopewell School, died of gunshot and stab wounds after a Muslim terror attack on a bus in the Jewish city of Jerusalem.

An American-Israeli man who was critically wounded in a Jerusalem terrorist attack two weeks ago died Tuesday morning.

Richard Lakin, 76, is the third victim of the attack, in which two Arab terrorists boarded a bus traveling between the capital’s Jewish neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv and neighborhood of Arab Jabel Mukaber, and opened fire on the passengers. Once they were out of ammunition, the terrorists began stabbing passengers.

Haviv Haim, 78, and Alon Govberg, 51, were killed instantly, while Lakin, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head and a stab wound to the chest, was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem in critical condition. Ten other passengers sustained moderate-to-light injuries in the attack.

 He had attempted to promote co-existence in Israel, had been a Freedom Rider who marched with Martin Luther King, but ultimately he was murdered by Muslim terrorists because he was Jewish.

One of his last Facebook posts had Richard Lakin writing about the series of terror attacks.

“I have a strong sense that these “random” terror attacks are being orchestrated by the Northern Branch of the Islamic (Brotherhood) Movement in Israel. Their goal is the destruction of the State of Israel and of Coexistence between the Arab and Jewish communities.”

Muslim police captain kills two Americans on 10th anniv of al Qaeda bombings

Surely nothing to do with Islam. via 2 Americans killed in Jordan by police captain – CBS News

A Jordanian police officer opened fire Monday at a regional police training center in the Jordanian capital, killing two Americans, a South African and two Jordanians before being shot dead, the Jordanian government spokesman said.

Two Americans, four Jordanians and a Lebanese were wounded in the shooting, said the spokesman, Mohammed Momani. Security officers killed the gunman.

He said authorities are investigating whether the motive for the shooting was personal or political.

A Jordanian government spokesman said later Monday the death toll in the shooting rose to six — including the shooter — after a Jordanian national succumbed to his wounds.

The government did not release the identity of the attacker, but a former member of parliament said authorities told him the shooter was 29-year-old Anwar Abu Zaid. The ex-parliamentarian, Suleiman Saed, is a relative of Abu Zaid.

Abu Zaid’s brother, Fadi, told The Associated Press that Anwar was mentally stable and “not an extremist at all.”

He said his brother, a father of two, joined the security forces at age 18, had been working at the training center for several months and had left for work as normal on Monday morning. Fadi Abu Zaid said the family demands to know about the circumstances of Anwar’s death and will not accept his body until the authorities release more information.

In Washington, President Barack Obama said the attacker had been dressed in a military uniform.

U.S. forces in Afghanistan have come under attack on a number of occasions by local police and troops serving alongside them, in what are known as “green-on-blue” assaults. Such attacks have been extremely rare in the Middle East.

A U.S. official said the Americans who were killed and wounded in the attack were part of a State Department police training program. The official said all were civilians, but declined to identify them. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity.

About two hours after the shooting, dozens of armored vehicles were moving in and out of the large, walled training center on the outskirts of Amman. The center was established in 2003, and has trained 53,000 police officers from Iraq, 8,000 from the Palestinian territories and additional groups from other Arab countries, according to its website.

Pigs fly at the BBC:

In the absence of any other obvious motive for the shooting it will be assumed that the killings were intended as an act of solidarity with militant groups in the Middle East, our correspondent adds.

The incident comes on the 10th anniversary of bombing attacks by al-Qaeda in Iraq on three hotels in Amman which killed more than 50 people.

The State Department’s so-called smart power is using U.S. “civilians” to train Hamas Palestinian security. Our tax dollars should be spent protecting U.S. borders.


Muslim Persecution of Christians, August 2015

via: “We Did What We Learned: Attacking Christians”

Throughout the month of August, the Obama administration and the so-called mainstream media kept insisting that Islam does not promote the persecution of Christians — all the while ignoring the direct testimonies of those who have undergone it.

According to Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda,

All the statements [by U.S. government and media] have not condemned strongly what damage it [persecution of Christians] is doing. What they are saying is just “This is not the true Islam. This is violating the picture of Islam.” The issue for them is the image of Islam, but none of these statements speak about the victims, about what has been done to the victims, they are not even mentioned. And that is one of the questions our people have. [Author’s emphasis].

Warda added that persecuted Christians are “being denied visas, while others who have participated [in the violence] or at least were silent, can go.”

Father Douglas al-Bazi, an Iraqi Catholic parish priest from Erbil, who still carries the torture scars he received nine years earlier at the hands of jihadis, denounced the Western refusal to accept reality about Islam:

I’m proud to be an Iraqi, I love my country. But my [Muslim] country is not proud that I’m part of it. What is happening to my people [Christians] is nothing other than genocide. I beg you: do not call it a conflict. It’s genocide… When Islam lives amidst you, the situation might appear acceptable. But when one lives amidst Muslims [as a minority], everything becomes impossible…. Wake up! The cancer is at your door. They will destroy you. We, the Christians of the Middle East are the only group that has seen the face of evil: Islam.

Meanwhile, Western “mainstream media” and academia continued to exonerate Islam in deceptive op-eds, such as the Huffington Post’s “ISIS Violates The Consensus Of Mainstream Islam By Persecuting Christians,” by Qasim Rashid, a recipient of Saudi largesse, by way of Harvard University’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center.

The rest of August’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes, but is not limited to, the following accounts:

Jihad on Muslim Converts to Christianity

Uganda: After he learned that his family had converted to Christianity, a Muslim man went berserk. Issa Kasoono beat, strangled, and left his wife for dead. He also severely beat their two teenage sons for the crime of apostasy. The youngest son managed to flee and bring help from the church where, three months earlier, the Muslim mother and sons had accepted Christ. Due to injuries from the strangling, Kadondi, the mother, lost her voice, has difficulty eating, and requires extensive surgery. According to a local source: “The mother and Ibrahim [older son] Kasoono were seriously injured. Ibrahim was hit with a blunt object, had his right arm broken and has stomach pains, while the mother was strangled and sustained neck and throat injuries.” Although Uganda’s population is 85% Christian and 11% Muslim, attacks on converts to Christianity are on the rise, and include the recent murder by poisoning of a mother, and the gang rape of a teenage daughter of a Christian pastor.

Somalia: A Muslim convert to Christianity (name withheld) managed to escape from Al Shabaab — the dominant Islamic front — but only after the jihadis chopped off four fingers from his right hand while interrogating him about his conversion. Another man, 31-year-old Sharif, fled his home after his conversion to Christianity was exposed: “My association with a visiting white missionary landed me in trouble… I feel sad because I cannot see my family, because if I return back to Somaliland, then the government will arrest me.” His wife and four children — aged 8, 6, 4, and 1 — have also relocated to an undisclosed town: “I am not sure what will happen to my wife and four children. I am praying that God will provide for their basic needs. Pray for me that one day I will see them.”

Pakistan: Khurram Naveed, 33, a Christian man, and Sobia, 25, a Muslim woman, are on the run. Sobia discovered Christianity through Khurram and decided to be baptized. Since they got married and had two daughters, her parents, Muslim neighbors, and imams have repeatedly tried to convert them to Islam or face the consequences. In the words of Khurram:

“Since we got married we have had to change places many times… Wherever we go, people ask about my beloved wife’s conversion. Sometimes, imams try to force us to convert to Islam, issuing terrible threats…. My wife, I and our children have had to flee from place to place. We feel threatened as soon as people find out about my wife’s Muslim past. However, running from one place to another is not easy. There are so many problems…. Until now I have to change job six times, and finding new employment is not easy. But we need security for our life and we ask for help from the people of God.

Horn of Africa: A former Muslim cleric, who converted to Christianity and is known as Tofik, explained in an interview what Islamic preachers teach about Christians in mosques and what such converts can expect. For the previous 24 years, he had trained to become an imam at an Islamic madrasa: “In school I only learned about Islam. Parts of our teaching were about destroying Christianity. So we did what we learned, by attacking Christians once we finished our training.”

Tofik said he was taught that Christians are evil and that he and other students should steal from and kill them: “We beat them, attacked the church and burnt their Bibles. … Our teachers would tell us every time there was a new church in town and we were told to go and attack the people and destroy the church. So that is what we did.” Due to a series of dreams, he eventually embraced Christ. News of his apostasy spread quickly, especially among his own tribe:

They reacted by coming to my home saying, ‘This brother is dead.’ In our culture, when someone dies their property is shared. So they destroyed my house, setting it on fire, and they took my cattle, and the remainder of my property. They then falsely accused me of burning another house, so I was jailed and taken to court. It was only in the court process that the witnesses proved their dishonesty by having contradicting testimonies.

After being released from jail, Tofik continued preaching Christ and even inspired more than 200 people to convert:

“As a result local villagers were upset. So again, they attacked me physically and burned my house…. The attackers assumed I was dead, so they threw me into the compound. Then they looted the small kiosk I owned and proceeded to loot and burn my children’s properties. They said they have killed the lead figure and now our area is free of his activities. They started shouting and singing.”

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Muslims Torch Ancient Tomb of Biblical Patriarch Joseph in Latest Jihad

“The burning of Joseph’s tomb forcefully demonstrates what would happen in the holy places in Jerusalem if they were in the hands of the Palestinian leadership.”

It’s what will happen to all non-Muslim holy sites around the world as Muslims become a larger part of the population – they don’t need to be a majority to wreak their havoc. via Ancient Tomb of Biblical Patriarch Joseph Set on Fire as Tension Escalates Between Palestinians, Israelis

Palestinians set fire to a Jewish shrine in the West Bank on Friday as the Islamist group Hamas called for a day of rage against Israel, with tensions still running high after two weeks of violence.

Israel’s military said about 100 people converged on the tomb of the biblical patriarch Joseph, which is located in the Palestinian city of Nablus. They were pushed back by Palestinian security forces who arrived on site, but not before setting parts of it ablaze.

“We view this incident with gravity and strongly condemn any attack on holy sites. We will find and arrest those who set the fire,” the military said in a statement.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in his clearest call yet to end the renewed violence, condemned the attack. He ordered the damage to be repaired and opened an investigation into the arson.

A statement from his office said Abbas “stressed his rejection of these actions and all actions that violate law and order, and which distort our culture, our morals and our religion.”

The unrest that has engulfed Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, the most serious in years, has claimed the lives of 33 Palestinians and seven Israelis.

The Palestinian dead include 10 knife-wielding assailants, police said, as well as children and protesters shot during violent demonstrations. One man died in Gaza on Friday from wounds sustained in a clash a week ago.

The Israelis were killed in random attacks in the street or on buses. There was, however, a respite from the near-daily attacks on Thursday.

The U.N. Security Council will hold a special meeting to discuss the situation. No resolution is planned for Friday, but there might be an attempt to get the council to issue a statement aimed at urging the two sides to curb the violence.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, called for “rallies of anger and confrontations” on Friday in all West Bank cities.

The unrest has been triggered in part by Palestinians’ anger over what they see as increased Jewish encroachment on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, which is also revered by Jews as the location of two destroyed biblical Jewish temples.

The director-general of Israel’s foreign ministry, Dore Gold, said: “The burning of Joseph’s tomb forcefully demonstrates what would happen in the holy places in Jerusalem if they were in the hands of the Palestinian leadership.”

Muslims declared a “day of rage” and renewed calls for a new intifada. The leader of terror group Hezbollah called the violent unrest in Israel a “renewed intifada,” describing it as the hope for salvation for the Palestinians.

The intifada continued Sunday (Oct. 18): Two Muslims open fire in Israeli bus station.


The History of Assyria and Impact of Muslim Conquerors

How they hate a Christian in Damascus! — and pretty much all over Turkeydom as well.” ~ Mark Twain writing in his book “Innocents Abroad” on his 1867 visit to Syria

via The History of Assyria and Impact of Muslim Conquerors

Did you know Assyria was the world’s first empire? It was located in what is today Syria and Iraq. It was mentioned by name in the book of Genesis, chapter 2, verse 14: “And the name of the third river is Hiddekel (Tigris): that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria.”

Around the year 2371 B.C., as related by Peter BetBasoo, the Assyrian empire under Sargon of Akkad absorbed the original Sumerian civilization of the Mesopotamian Valley.

The world’s first great work of literature is in the original Assyrian language of Akkadian — “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” written around 2,500 B.C. Around 1,800 B.C., during the time of Abraham, the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh, near present-day Mosul, became a major religious/cultural center.

Arameans, descendants of Aram, the son of Shem, migrated into Assyria. Among them was the family of Laban. His sister, Rebekah, married Isaac and together they had sons Esau and Jacob.

Deutoronomy 26:5 “Then you shall declare before the Lord your God: ‘My father (Jacob) was a wandering Aramean (some translations Syrian), and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous.'”(NIV)

The capital of Assyria was Nineveh, at the time the largest city in the world. The Old Testament prophet Jonah preached in 760 B.C. Nineveh repented. Jonah’s tomb existed in Nineveh until it was destroyed by fundamentalist Muslims of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) on July 24, 2014.

In 727-721 B.C., King Shalmaneser V ruled the Neo-Assyrian empire which carried away Israel’s ten northern tribes into captivity. Most of the known world was conquered by Assyrian King Tiglath-Pileser III between 745-727 B.C. King Sennacherib, 705-681 B.C., made Nineveh the most magnificent capital in the world.

The word “Arab” is actually the Assyrian word “westerner,” first used by King Sennacherib in telling his conquest of the “ma’rabayeh” — westerners.

Assyrians and Babylonians laid down the fundamental basis of mathematics, the Pythagorean Theorem, the concept of zero, 360 degrees in a circle, parabolic domes and arches, and longitude and latitude in geography.

By the eighth century B.C., so many Arameans had immigrated into Mesopotamia that the Aramaic language became the lingua franca for the entire region, replacing the languages of the Akkadians/Assyro-Babylonians.

Aramaic was spoken through the time of Christ, and was still in use by Christians in the small Syrian village of Ma’loula till it was overrun by fundamentalist Muslim fighters in September of 2013.

Beginning in 538 B.C., Assyria was ruled by other empires for the next seven centuries:

  • Persian Achaemenid
  • Macedonian (Alexander the Great)
  • Seleucid
  • Parthian Arascid
  • Roman
  • Sassanid

Greeks first began using the shortened name “Syria” to refer to western Assyria. With the arrival of Christianity, Saint Thomas, Saint Bartholemew and Saint Thaddeus founded the Assyrian Christian church in 33 A.D. A dialect of the Aramaic language called ‘Syriac’ became the new lingua franca of that part of the world.

The Apostle Paul evangelized in Syria, beginning in the city of Damascus. The very word “Christian” was first used for followers of Jesus Christ in Antioch, Syria. (Acts 11:23-26)

By the year 265 A.D., Syria was one of the first nations to be completely Christian. In 269 A.D., Syrian Queen Zenobia led a famous revolt against the Romans.

In the fourth, fifth and sixth centuries, Christian Assyrians began a systematic translation of Greek works in religion, science, philosophy (Socrates, Plato and Aristotle) and medicine (Galen) into Syriac.

One of the greatest Christian Assyrian achievements of the 4th century was the founding of the first university in the world, the School of Nisibis, with departments in theology, philosophy and medicine. It was a center of intellectual development in the Middle East and the model for the first Italian university.

Assyrian Christians pioneered hospitals, with the Bakhteesho family having nine generations of physicians and founding the great medical school at Gundeshapur in present-day Iran. The Assyrian Christian physician, Hunayn ibn-Ishaq, wrote a textbook on ophthalmology in 950 A.D. which remained the authoritative source until 1800 A.D. Assyrian Christian philosopher Job of Edessa developed a physical theory of the universe rivaling Aristotle’s.

In the fifth century, nine Christian Syrian Monks translated Greek, Hebrew and Syriac works into the Ethiopian language of Ge’ez and organized Christian monastic orders and schools, some of which are still in existence. Saint John of Damascus in Syria, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, was one of the greatest scholars in the eighth century.

The literary output of the Assyrians and Jews was vast. After Latin and Greek, the third largest corpus of Christian writing was in the Assyrian “Syriac” language.

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Assyrian missionaries brought Syriac “Nestorian” Christianity into Mesopotamia, then into the Persian Sassanid empire, India, Central Asia, the Uyghurs, the Tang Dynasty of China, Korea, Japan and the Philippines.

Beginning in 634 A.D., Arab Muslims swept in a torrent through the Middle East. Chaldean and Babylonian astronomers were forcibly Islamized till they eventually disappeared.

In the seventh century, Syrian scholars translated Greek works into Arabic. The book, “How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs,” documented the work of 22 scholars, 20 of which were Christian Assyrians, with only one Persian and one Arab. These translations were later taken by Moors into Spain, where Europeans translated them into Latin, laying the groundwork for the Renaissance.

As Muslims conquered trade routes to the east, they co-opted advances made by other civilizations and claimed them as their own. The thousands of years of rich Assyrian civilization was expropriated into the Arab culture.

As the heavy burdens of the “dhimmi” status and intermittent persecutions caused the Assyrian Christian community to decline, the so-called golden age of Islam likewise declined. Then Turkish Muslims invaded.

Gregory Bar-Hebraeus (1226-1286), a Syrian Orthodox Church leader, wrote how Turkish Muslim tolerance toward Christians turned to hate: “And having seen very much modesty and other habits of this kind among Christian people, certainly the Mongols loved them greatly at the beginning of their kingdom, a time ago somewhat short. But their love hath turned to such intense hatred that they cannot even see them with their eyes approvingly.”

In 1268, Mamluk Sultan Baibars conquered Antioch, Syria, and slaughtered all the Christian and Jewish men and sold the women into slavery, smashed church crosses, burned Bibles, desecrated graves, and dragged every priest, deacon, and monk to the altar and slit their throats. Mamluk Sultan Baibars destroyed the church of St. Paul and the cathedral of St. Peter.

In response to cries for help, King Louis IX of France set sail from Aigues-Mortes in 1270 leading the eighth crusade to come to the aid of Christian states in Syria. King Louis IX was diverted to Tunis where he was defeated and died of dysentery.

In 1271, Edward I, the future King of England, undertook a ninth crusade to help in Syria. Tripoli (in present-day Lebanon) fell to Mamluk Sultan Qalawun in 1289, and Acre fell to Mamluk Sultan as-Ashraf Khalil in a bloody siege in 1291, thus ending the last traces of Christian rule in Syria.

When Marco Polo traveled east in 1271 A.D., he noted Assyrian Christian missionaries had converted tens of thousands in India and China to Syrian “Nestorian” Christianity. Even the influential mother of Kublai Khan, Sorghaghtani Beki, was a Nestorian Christian.

The first Mongolian system of writing used the Assyrian “Syriac” alphabet, with the name “Tora Bora” being an Assyrian phrase meaning “arid mountain.”

As during the Tang Dynasty, there was a thriving Syrian Nestorian Christian community in China during the Yuan Dynasty. Nestorian Christianity declined in China when the Ming Dynasty forced out Mongolian and other foreign influences.

Nestorian Christianity was eradicated from Persia and Central Asia by the Muslim crusader Tamerlane, who massacred an estimated 17 million. In 1399, Tamerlane invaded Syria, sacked Aleppo and captured Damascus, massacring the inhabitants and erecting towers made out of skulls. Northern Iraq had remained Assyrian Christian until Tamerlane systematically decimated the population.

When Turks began imposing the Turkish language throughout the Ottoman Empire, Syrian Christian scholars preserved the Arabic language. For centuries, Syria was under Ottoman Muslim rule. France made a treaty with the Ottoman Empire against Spain, England and Russia.

When the French military ordered a young artillery officer named Napoleon to teach them western fighting techniques, Napoleon resigned in protest. Napoleon later invaded Egypt 1798.

In 1867, Mark Twain visited Syria, writing in his book “Innocents Abroad”: “Then we called at … the mausoleum of the five thousand Christians who were massacred in Damascus in 1861 by the Turks. They say those narrow streets ran blood for several days, and that men, women and children were butchered indiscriminately and left to rot by hundreds all through the Christian quarter; they say, further, that the stench was dreadful. All the Christians who could get away fled from the city, and the Mohammedans would not defile their hands by burying the ‘infidel dogs.’

“The thirst for blood extended to the high lands of Hermon and Anti-Lebanon, and in a short time 25,000 more Christians were massacred and their possessions laid waste. … How they hate a Christian in Damascus! — and pretty much all over Turkeydom as well.”

In 1908, a Turkish Spring began. The brief euphoria when the Ottoman tyrant Sultan Abd-ul-Hamid was forced from power quickly turned to horror.

Three pashas, known as “the Young Turks” promoted the idea of “Ottomanization” — creating a homogeneous Turkey of one race, one language, and one religion — Islam. Fundamentalist Turkish Muslims systematically expelled or exterminated hundreds of thousands of non-Muslims.

While the world focused on Germany, France and England during World War I, Turkish Muslims massacred ethnic minorities. Over 750,000 Syrians, one million Greeks, Albanians, Serbs and Bulgarians, and over 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children were killed.

Historian Arnold Toynbee wrote: “Turkish rule … is now, oppressing or massacring, slaughtering or driving from their homes, the Christian population of Greek or Bulgarian stock. … Armenia and Cilicia, and Syria, where within the last two years it has been destroying its Christian subjects. … The Young Turkish gang who gained power when they had deposed Abd-ul-Hamid, have surpassed even that monster of cruelty in their slaughter.”

After World War I, the Ottoman Empire fell. Britain took Iraq as a protectorate, allowing them independence 1932, but one of Iraq’s first governmental acts was to massacre 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Simmele.

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Muslim terrorist arrested for 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 Americans

…and wounded almost 500 people.  via Ahmed al-Mughassil, suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing, arrested

A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

Ahmed al-Mughassil, described by the FBI in 2001 as the head of the military wing of Saudi Hezbollah, is suspected of leading the attack that killed 19 U.S. service personnel and wounded almost 500 people. The June 25, 1996, bombing at Khobar Towers, a military housing complex, was the deadliest such attack targeting U.S. forces since the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marines’ barracks in Beirut that killed 241 American servicemen.


Saudi paper Asharq Alawsat, which first reported the development, said he was arrested in Beirut and transferred to Riyadh.

The Saudi Interior Ministry had no immediate comment. The U.S. official spoke on grounds of anonymity because this person was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.

Al-Mughassil, also known as Abu Omran, is one of 13 people named in a 2001 indictment in Alexandria, Virginia, in connection with the bombing. Charges include murder of federal employees and bombing resulting in death. None of the 13 has yet been brought to court to face charges, according to court documents.

The lead prosecutor listed in court records from 2001 is James Comey, now the FBI director.

In the Khobar attack, militants parked a fuel trailer truck just outside the shallow perimeter of the apartment complex, 85 feet away from one of the eight-story buildings. The blast demolished one side of the building, leaving a massive crater.

The U.S. later moved its Air Force contingent to the Prince Sultan Air Base, a vast compound in a remote stretch of desert south of the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

A U.S. federal grand jury indictment named 13 Saudis and one Lebanese man in connection with the bombing, saying they were part of the Saudi Hezbollah extremist group. That group was founded by members of the desert kingdom’s Shiite minority who fled into exile in the 1980s to escape what they said was persecution by the kingdom’s Sunni majority.

The 2001 indictment placed heavy blame on Iran for nurturing the attack but stopped short of mentioning any Iranians by name or linking them directly to Khobar. However, in 2006, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled the Iranian government financed the bombing, ordering it to pay $254 million to the attack’s victims. Iran repeatedly has denied being involved.

Millions of Christians, Yazidis Flee Islamic State

via Situation Dire as Millions of Christians, Yazidis Flee ISIS.

Even as the Western intelligentsia continue to focus upon the fake and inflated refugee crisis among Palestinians, the world’s real refugee crisis– Christians and Yazidis persecuted by ISIS– has become both overwhelming and hidden in plain sight.

There may be sixty million refugees and “internally displaced people” in all, primarily from Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Congo, and other countries. Nine and a half million “refugees” and “internally displaced people” are Syrians. Some now live in refugee camps in Jordan, Israel (where they are also treated in hospitals), Lebanon, Iraq, and on the Syrian-Turkish border. Half are children. Most of the children are no longer in school; worse, unvaccinated, they remain in deadly danger of contracting polio and measles in addition to other camp related diseases such as dysentery. Families are destitute and cannot afford the emergency surgeries that will save young lives, limbs, or eyes.

One young Yazidi girl, “Dilleen” (pictured), has been suffering from retinal blastoma which, according to her advocate, Gulie Khalaf, “has moved to her other eye and, without surgery, will move to her brain. She is unable to see from either eye.” Surgeons will perform the operation in Dohuk and her advocates are trying to raise money for it.

Many children are also starving and at best, severely undernourished. “Lucky” young Muslim virgin girls are being given in marriage to much older Muslim men in Jordan and the Gulf States in the hope that they will be fed and cared for. “Unlucky” Christian and Yazidi girls and women are being kidnapped and used as sex slaves by ISIS–something these barbarians view as an Islamic religious right.

President Obama’s “international community,” beginning with the United Nations, has not taken responsibility for any of this. Individual countries have accepted refugees, but they do not have the resources to accept them all–and to feed, house, educate, and integrate them. Europe is terrified of being overwhelmed by refugees who are illiterate, dependent, and hostile to the Western enterprise; who may be jihadists; and whose predecessor-refugees are known for their high crime rates, refusal to become “Western,” and for their creation of lawless or Shari’a run “no-go” zones all over Europe.

Enter individual heroes. Sister Hatune Dogan and Hans Erling Jensen, the International Director of the Hatune Foundation, have been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls and women from Iraq and bringing them to Europe for medical and psychological treatment. Last month, I was privileged to meet with Hans Erling Jensen in Europe. He described the work he and Sister Hatune are doing and I was very moved and excited. Here is a 4-minute interview he conducted with Sister Hatune. She described her monthly visits to the rescued girls in this way: “I give them my shoulder to cry on. There is little more relief we can offer until we get them to Europe.”

Since January of 2014, the Hatune Foundation has freed “317 Christian and Yazidi girls from the hands of ISIS.” In addition, with the help of “partners,” the Foundation has been involved in “280 additional releases.” As of this moment, “200 women and girls are now under professional care in Germany where “they now live in a safe environment  while they are trying to get back to life after their traumatic experiences as an Islamic State captive.”

Sister Hatune is five feet tall. She wears a nun’s black habit and a large cross. She does so in places where Christianity is not only despised and under siege but where, over the centuries, it has been decimated by Muslims. Christians now comprise only  4-5% of the population in Middle East and Central Asian countries, where Christianity began and once flourished. Sister Hatune is particularly passionate on this subject.

She is doing God’s work and believes that God will protect her.

This past July, she flew to Istanbul, where she and her team provided “financial support to more than 400 people… and psychological support to 32 who really needed this.” She went to eastern Turkey and provided financial support to some Christian villages who needed “food, medicine, and clothing.” Undaunted, she then went to the refugee camp Chanek in Iraq where “51,000 Yazidi families live among 500,000 other people.”

Sister Hatune encountered “catastrophic medical conditions.” She found children with “black blisters in their faces caused by flies– flies, that infected the children after they had spent several days with their dead relatives in hiding from ISIS. There was a woman with worms in her foot that came out of large black holes.”

She believes that a mobile clinic is necessary and has launched a campaign to fund it.

This brave soul then went to the Sinjar Shingal mountains. “Thirteen Yazidi fighters covered her” as she went to “the front lines.” She reports that “right now, there are 30,000 Yazidi fighters trying to stop the expansion of ISIS in this area. They live in 2,000 tents, in open camps in the mountains. They get neither support from the West or from the Kurds.”

She personally interviewed a young Yazidi girl who had been held captive by ISIS for two months. She was fourteen years old. “She was raped five to ten times every day. She couldn’t express what she had been through. ‘I was dead–killed–hundreds of times’ she says. She knew of many girls that had jumped from a high rock to kill themselves because they could not live on with the shame.”

This young girl is now safe. She has joined others who had been sold on the slave markets in Mosul and Rakka where girls are being sold again and again. One girl who is now with Sister Hatune had been sold eleven times.

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