April 23, 2015
Many religious believers following the turmoil in the Middle East and Africa have witnessed overt hatred and killing of Christians with dismay while the White House remains relatively quiet.
Earlier this year at the yearly National Prayer Breakfast President Obama declared; “’we are not at war with Islam,’ but at war with people who have ‘perverted Islam.’” He further lambasted the Christian religion by saying: “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
Obviously Christian leaders were deeply offended by the President’s comments pointing out that the New Testament strictly condemns killing and does not allow murder of non-Christians who don’t convert to some form of Christianity.
Meanwhile this past week, Ethiopian officials confirmed that radical Islamists slaughtered 30 of its Christian citizens. In two separate killings, the jihadists executed the first group of 15 men with bullets to the back of their heads, while the other 15 were beheaded at the ocean. The terrorist group ISIS posted the gruesome video on al-Hayat Media Center site in which a Muslim henchman proclaimed that anyone who does not submit to Allah would die.
“All praise be to Allah, the Lord and cherisher of the world and may peace and blessings be upon the Prophet Mohammed. To the nation of the cross, we are back again on the sands, where the companions of the Prophet, peace be upon him, have stepped on before, telling you: Muslim blood that was shed under the hands of your religion is not cheap,” the narrator said. “In fact, their blood is the purest blood because there is a nation behind them (which) inherits revenge. And we swear to Allah: the one who disgraced you by our hands, you will not have safety, even in your dreams, until you embrace Islam. Our battle is a battle between faith and blasphemy, between truth and falsehood, until there is no more polytheism — and obedience becomes Allah’s on its entirety,” the video concluded.
According to a CNN report, the group explains they will continue to kill unbelievers at the Mediterranean Sea because that is where the US unceremoniously dumped Osama bin-Laden’s body after he was killed in a US raid in Pakistan. “The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah, we will mix it with your blood,” the assassins warned.
Other Muslims have further demonstrated their hatred for the infidels by throwing a number of Christians off refugee boats, drowning them, while they travel from African countries to seek work in Europe.
What is even more perplexing is Pope Francis’ sympathy toward the Islamic faith. He scolded anyone who is “enraged” by the perverted form of Islam. “You just can’t say that, just as you can’t say that all Christians are fundamentalists. We have our share of them (fundamentalists). All religions have these little groups. They (Muslims) say: ‘No, we are not this, the Koran is a book of peace, it is a prophetic book of peace.’”
Hoping to sway Islamic leaders in the Middle East the Pope met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan asking him to encourage other regional rulers to condemn global terrorism. “I told the president that it would be beautiful if all Islamic leaders, whether they are political, religious or academic leaders, would speak out clearly and condemn this because this would help the majority of Muslim people.”
However the killing of Christians continues to grow unabated.
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