Monday, January 3, 2011

Christians Attacked Yet Again

As the Christmas Season comes to a close and the New Year begins we Christians still face persecution around the world.  Earlier, I touched on the problem focusing on home-grown with a little bit of international persecution thrown in. Today, I am going to highlight more of the issue from an international perspective, focusing in on how the peaceful, serene religion of Islam is taking the persecution to extreme levels by killing Christian when and while they congregate.

In the Egyptian city of Alexandria, just north of Cairo, 21 Christians were killed in a suicide bombing attack while they celebrated mass to bring in the New Year. Protests of the bombing by the Christians were met by Egyptian Security forces.

On Christmas Eve in Nigeria “a total of 38 people were killed” in bombing attacks. Violence on Christians has been an ongoing issue in Nigeria for the past 10 years as northern provinces’ have gone over to sharia law.

A bomb exploded at a Christian church in the Philippines, wounding 10. What makes this interesting is that “The PI” is a predominately Christian country with a significant population of muslims living in some of the outer island, mostly in the south.

Two people were killed and 16 others were wounded in separate attacks across Baghdad over the Christmas season. The link? The wounded and killed were Christians celebrating the holiday.

In Pakistan, flood refuges were targeted and 46 people were killed

What is the common thread here? All of those attacked were Christians and those doing the attacking were from the peaceful, serene religion of Islam. Click here to read a run down on how the peaceful, serene religion of Islam treats their fellow human beings.

It is one thing for the muslim terrorists to claim they are attacking the US, or Spain, or anything country for policies the terrorists perceive as targeting Islam. It is quite another for the muslim extremists to attack Christians just for their beliefs. This is crossing from war against something based on policy to attacking those who don’t believe as you do. To use terrorist tactics is beyond cruel and cowardly.

President Obama has even chimed in regarding the attacks over the holidays, although his response was lame and self-serving.

“I strongly condemn the separate and outrageous terrorists bombing attacks in Egypt and Nigeria. The attack on a church in Alexandria, Egypt caused 21 reported deaths and dozens of injured from both the Christian and muslim communities”

My problem with his statement was that when he said “caused 21 deaths” he completely forgot to mention all of the deaths were Christians (I don’t count the bomber). Of the 79 wounded, only eight were muslim. There is absolutely no way this bombing was targeting just whoever happened to be around. The bombing was clearly a targeted attack against Christians.  Of course, the term Islamic or muslim terrorist never in found its way to the sheet of paper the President’s statement was written on.

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