No 658    “En mi opinión”    Mayo 12, 2014

“IN GOD WE TRUST” Lázaro R González Miño Editor

“EMO” Thank you to the people that are worried about what can happen to me.

“I do not care what will happen to me…

I am worry for that is happening with United States of America” 

Lázaro R González Miño

 

M Aleman: Trey Gowdy – Important
Subject: Trey Gowdy – Important

This is important short video …need to watch…!  Some might not agree…but I certainly think it is important to find answers…  We need to find out what actually happened there.   Please forward accordingly…!   (Thanks…Florina..!) FJP                                                  Bravo Congressman Goudy                                                                                                                Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) turned the tables on the media and asked them questions about Benghazi.   The silence was deafening.                                                                                                     Best video clip I’ve seen in months.   I hope you watch it ~ it’s only 3 minutes.                                                                                              The Media should be embarrassed by Congressman Trey Gowdy’s questions.

This is most certainly the most embarrassing event that has occurred in the last 16 months.

The burden falls on the media who have not done anything to investigate this.

 Have you seen this 3 minutes video yet? It’s amazing!!!!!!

 

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After viewing this 3.5 minute video, I urge you to forward it to your sphere of influence. 

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Triple Amputee Soldier and Hero Destroys President Obama in Open Letter. By Onan Coca

Senior Airman Ret. Brian Kolfage is a real American hero. He has earned the right to speak out against the incompetence of the Obama administration… and so he does. Please take the time to read his open letterto President Obama which he released through 100 percent fed up.

Dear President Obama,

My name is Brian Kolfage, I’m a triple amputee and retired Air Force veteran who was severely wounded on September 11, 2004 in Iraq.

I nearly died in a war that most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have no control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life.  I’ve seen things that you could never imagine, and they have made me the person I am today.

Mr. Obama, even though we have extreme opposite views, we have one thing in common, we both attended school in Hawaii. However, that’s where the similarities end.  You see, as you attended your exclusive, private school, I would ride my bike to Kaimuki High School in one of the roughest areas in Hawaii.  Every morning I would ride past Punahou, the exclusive private school you attended and I would notice all of the Bentleys, Maseratis, and fancy foreign cars that all the kids were dropped off in; wow it must have been extremely rough in Hawaii living that life, right? I could only imagine what it was like to have that kind of money. Fortunately for you, not many people are aware of the school that you and the upper class citizens of Hawaii attended. The tuition to attend your exclusive, private school was more than it cost me to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. You talk a big game when it comes to financial inequality, yet I’m quite sure you have no idea what it’s truly like to have to sacrifice. You were one of the elitist children in Hawaii.

After High School, we each chose very different paths. You were able to attend America’s finest Ivy League schools, while I pursued a career in the military, in hopes of earning a degree. What we have in life as children usually helps to set the tone for how we acheive success later in life. I worked to get where I am today, while it was HANDED TO YOU….Mr. Inequality.

I volunteered to go to Iraq on both of my deployments, and the second time I begged to go even after I wasn’t selected.  During that second deployment, I was ultimately placed on the team where I would lose both legs and my dominant arm.  Even though many Americans were against the war in Iraq, I’ve never asked myself if it was worth it after losing 3 of my limbs.

I am frequently reminded of the many young Iraqi children who would beg me for water, food, and toys while I was stationed in Iraq.  Children, who in all aspects made the poorest of poor American children look rich. You have no idea what it really means to be poor. It’s laughable that you, who would have no idea what it means to be poor would so frequently play the inequality card.

While I was in Iraq, our mission was to liberate the Iraqi citizens from a tyrant and that’s what we did. Never forget, it was your people who sent us there, like the Clintons, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi & Carl Levin.  However, since the day you busted onto the scene you’ve been talking about ending the war and pulling the troops out, not understanding the blood sweat and tears that so many Americans and Iraqi’s invested.  And with complete disregard for every life sacrificed, every limb lost, and every broken family, you bailed on our mission to pursue an agenda that was completely centered on your re-election in 2012. If you didn’t bail on Iraq you were worried that you may not get re-elected and that’s a fact. Just before elections on Oct 11, 2012 you said “Al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead.”  Look at Iraq now, they are in shambles and the Al Qaeda flag is flying freely.  Clearly, you’re unfit for duty as a Commander in Chief. You put your own agenda ahead of America’s agenda, and now you have single handedly ruined and destroyed nearly everything we gained in Iraq. It clearly means nothing to you, because the only thing that you’ve personally invested in that country was a promise to bail on them. However, people like me gave limbs, friends have died, and we’ve watched families destroyed by war’s aftermath.

I’m not placing blame on you for the war, I’m placing blame on you for destroying what we’ve worked so hard to build. You’re not a leader, you’re a community organizer. A leader would have stood up regardless of the situation and put America’s agenda first and that is ensuring a secure Iraq even after 10 years of war. But, you placed Barack first, just as Robert Gates confirmed in his new book. I can’t help but think of those poor kids who I gave water and toys to 11 years ago. They’re probably 15 or 16 years old now, and I can only imagine what it’s like for them to have their nation being torn apart yet again; all because of your poor leadership qualities. Regardless of why we went to Iraq, its water under the bridge. We went there, we waged war, and we not only owed it to our KIA’s but we owed it to the citizens of Iraq. We invaded their country and turned it upside down, and you bailed on them. You bailed on our soldiers and you’ve wasted every death and every limb, it’s all for nothing.  And to make matters worse you blame others for your failures

You’re just another elitist rich thug who’s pretended to live the rough life growing up in the inner-city. You’re only worried about your own agenda and furthering your party instead of taking care of Americans.  Your inability to be a leader at some of the most critical points has caused both of our wars to fail. You’ve been a joke to most of our veteran community and we have no faith in your ability to lead.

Senior Airman Ret Brian Kolfage USAF

“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.”

— Lou Holtz

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/6087/triple-amputee-soldier-hero-destroys-president-obama-open-letter/#DA1iw2J8RFh0ms3D.99

 

 

Boehner Stacks Benghazi Select Committee With Legal Powerhouses. By Sandy Fitzgerald

House Speaker John Boehner’s selection of seven Republicans on a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other diplomatic staff members in September 2012 reveals a mix of male and female lawmakers who bring a variety of experience and political power to the table.
The committee, which is being led by Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., includes Republican Reps. Susan Brooks, Indiana; Jim Jordan, Ohio; Mike Pompeo, Kansas; Martha Roby, Alabama; Peter Roskam, Illinois; and Lynn Westmoreland, Georgia, reports 
The Washington Post. 
Boehner announced the committee earlier on Friday, including a message on Twitter inviting Americans to “meet your majority members.”

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Westmoreland, a building construction executive, is the only member of the committee who is not an attorney by trade.
Out of the group, four are fairly new lawmakers. Gowdy, Pompeo, and Roby were elected to the House during the Republicans’ sweep in 2010, and Brooks is a freshman representative who was elected in 2012.
“This investigation is about getting answers for the families of the victims and for the American people,” Boehner said in a statement, reports 
The Hill. 
“These members have each demonstrated a commitment to this goal, and I have confidence that they will lead a serious, fact-based inquiry. As I have expressed to each of them, I expect this committee to carry out an investigation worthy of the American lives lost in Benghazi.”
Gowdy, 
a former prosecutor with 16 years of prosecutorial experience, including six years on the federal level, has been pushing for further investigation into the Benghazi attacks since the a few days after they happened, saying last week that he has evidenceof a “systematic, intentional” effort by the Obama administration to withhold documents from Congress about the attacks.
The tea party Republican is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, reports The Post, and has been described as a key ally of committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. 
Gowdy also chairs a House Judiciary Committee subcommittee on immigration policy.
Brooks, the only freshman representative picked for the Benghazi committee, is also a former federal prosecutor, giving the panel a second member with investigative and prosecutorial experience. She is one of the two committee members who was not a member of four House committees — Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight — that have already investigated the Benghazi attacks. 
She was appointed U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana in 2001 by then-President George W. Bush and is a former deputy mayor of Indianapolis.  
Jordan is 
the former head of the Republican Study Committee, a caucus for conservative Republicans, and has served as a liaison for several top House GOP leaders. Like Gowdy, Jordan served on the Oversight Committee, which has already investigated the Benghazi attacks, The Post reports.
Pompeo, a retired captain from the U.S. Army, is the select committee’s only military veteran. He also serves on the Intelligence Committee and has been mentioned as a possible chairman after Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., retires, although serving on the investigation may suggest that he won’t be picked to head Intelligence, The Post speculated Friday.
Pompeo graduated first in his class 
from West Point in 1986 and and is the founder of Thayer Aerospace, where he served as CEO for more than a decade, providing components for commercial and military aircraft before becoming president of Sentry International, an oil-field equipment manufacturing, distribution, and service company. 
Roby 
is a former member of the Armed Services Committee and a prominent female spokesperson for the Republican Party. Prior to being elected to Congress, Roby worked as an attorney and served as a city councilman in her hometown of Montgomery.
She has already lead one investigation into the attacks as chairwoman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, probing the military’s preparation and response.
Roskam, as the House chief deputy whip, is the select committee’s political link to Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, The Post reports. He is a senior member of the select committee, having been elected to the House in 2006, and since that time has become a mentor to the many newer Republican House members. Roskam, like Brooks, has not served on any of the other panels that have already investigated the attacks. 
He practiced law in Illinois and represented Chicago’s western suburbs in both the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate, where he served alongside then-state Sen. Barack Obama, where they partnered to enact reforms to the state’s criminal justice system.
Westmoreland, who 
has been named as the deputy chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, is credited with leading led GOP redistricting efforts in the wake of the 2010 Census that helped Republicans retain a large majority in the House. 
He founded his own building company, L.A.W. Builders, and served in the Georgia State House for 12 years before coming to Washington.
He serves on the House Financial Services and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
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Krauthammer: New Benghazi Committee Hard for Dems to Ignore

A fair and impartial House Benghazi probe will undermine Democrats’ efforts to paint the hearings as an election-year stunt by making the truth of the Obama administration’s conduct on Sept. 11, 2012, “impossible to ignore,”  Charles Krauthammer wrote in The Washington Post.

The former prosecutor chairing the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, must steer the panel away from speculation and focus on uncovering facts behind the White House’s response to the assault that killed four Americans, the columnist wrote.

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“Questions only, no speechifying,” Krauthammer wrote. “Every sentence by every GOP committee member must end with a question mark. Should any committee Republican instead make a declarative statement ending in a period, the chairman should immediately, by button, deliver an electric shock through the violator’s seat.”

With some Democrats considering a boycott of the hearings, and the “Obama-protective media,” Krauthammer argued that even the most fair-minded investigation poses political risks for Republicans.

“Going into the 2014 election, they stand to benefit from the major issues — Obamacare, the economy, chronic unemployment — from which Benghazi hearings can only distract,” he wrote. “Worse, if botched like previous hearings on the matter, these hearings could backfire against the GOP, as did the 1998 Clinton impeachment proceedings.”

But the White House’s efforts to conceal security and intelligence failings demand a serious investigation, the columnist opined.

Krauthammer cited the email that took eight months and a court order to uncover: Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes urging then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to blame the violence on spontaneous rage over an inflammatory anti-Islam video.

“We’ve already seen what a single piece of new evidence can do in reviving interest in a story that many (including me) thought the administration had successfully stonewalled,” he wrote.

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Actions Rand Paul

 

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Peter Martori:USARAF trains Nigerian Ranger Battalion for full spectrum operations
By Mindy Anderson, U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs

For the first time, U.S. Army personnel will travel to Africa to train a Nigerian Ranger Battalion for decisive action, meaning the training they receive will help the Nigerian Army counter a real threat within their country.

Normally, USARAF partners and trains battalions to go on peace keeping missions for the UN, but at the request of the Nigerian government, they along with a mix of Special Forces and general purpose forces from the National Guard and active duty are all coming together to provide full-spectrum operational training for the 650-man ranger battalion.

‘What we’re doing with the Nigerian Army is helping them take a ranger battalion that already exists and provide infantry skills to enable them to go counter a threat within their country, and it is not peacekeeping — it is every bit of what we call decisive action, meaning those soldiers will go in harm’s way to conduct counter insurgency operations in their country to defeat a known threat, and it’s all purely funded by the Nigerians,’ said Col. John D. Ruffing, chief of USARAF’s Security Cooperation Division. ‘So, they asked us for assistance, and we tailored a package that we agreed on and they influenced and help us put in parameters to work with.’

In September 2013, Maj. Liam Connor, West Africa Desk Officer escorted the Nigerian Directorate of Training to the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga.

‘Following the visit, the Nigerian Army came back to us with a Ranger Training/Advanced Infantry Training request,’ Connor said. ‘We worked for several months to come up with a program of instruction that stayed within the limitations of the almost $400,000 the Nigerian Army would provide us. This training was specifically requested to take them out of a peacekeeping mission set putting them more in a decisive action set to defeat and counter terrorist Boko Haram.

There are six military-to-military events currently taking place in Nigeria to assess and understand how the unit works.

‘It is a formed unit, but is a newly formed unit within the past few months,’ Connor said. ‘Our team’s on the continent trying to understand their current level of operations, their daily battle rhythm, and overall capabilities. Then, beginning in two weeks we will have a team of 12 individuals go to the continent for 35 days to train them on basic and advanced infantry tactics.’

The military-to-military events are not training events, they are purely familiarization practices, said. Maj. Albert Conley III, SCD Staff Officer.

‘We’re showing them our ethics program and letting them revisit their own ethics program so they can conduct a range and show us how they can conduct a range,’ Conley said. ‘Right now with the engagements we’ve already done, we have learned they are very receptive to everything that we’re discussing with them; they are very good at land navigation; they are a very competent unit with all the basic skills; and we are helping them sharpen their skills. For example, we have discussed with them our system of having an arms room so every soldier can be assigned their own weapon vice just going in on a daily basis and grabbing a new weapon that is not tailored to the individual. ‘

Additionally, the Nigerian Army has allocated 40 of its officers and noncommissioned officers to serve as cadre.

‘This is a huge benefit that we’re able to produce not only a battalion but also produce the Nigerian capacity to help with training themselves,’ said LTC Vinnie Garbarino, USARAF’s International Military Engagements Officer. ‘I think this is going to be the first of a couple of battalion training efforts that the Nigerians are going to undertake, so training their own trainers is huge because it offsets the student to instructor ratio. Our 12 guys don’t go very far, but when you add 40 competent Nigerian cadre members to the equation — they are doing quite a bit of the heavy lifting. A lot of the military-to-military familiarization currently going on is with the cadre at that battalion so when we do get into the training portion, none of the concepts and tasks will be new.’

A lot of the tasks are modeled off of the tasks from the U.S. Ranger School since that’s what the Nigerians saw at Fort Benning.

‘We will provide fundamentals of patrolling, small unit tactics, ambush/raid attack, movements of contact, night operations as opposed to the more traditional UN focused peace keeping tasks like patrolling, cordon and search, and establish checkpoints,’ Garbarino said. ‘We want these soldiers to take the fight to Boko Haram in the restricted terrain and really eliminate the threat within their borders so they can get back to peacekeeping operations.’

This battalion is being trained at the Nigerian Army Training Center.

‘We’re looking at future opportunities with this training center because they’re looking at roughly 7,000 Nigerian soldiers between now and September rotating through,’ Garbarino said. ‘Training a battalion at a time is great, but if we can hit the institutional piece there we increase the aperture of how many Nigerians we are able to influence in a shorter period.

In addition to the pre-deployment training provided, Connor said the Nigerian Army’s Training Center also conducts regular courses on counter terrorism that looks very much like advanced infantry training courses.

‘These POIs run anywhere from a two- to six-week course, and is another way for us to engage and interact more with a larger population of Nigerian forces rather than just one battalion,’ Connor said.

What USARAF is doing with the Nigerian Ranger Battalion is one small piece of a greater effort with multiple activities that are linked together to achieve a shared vision.

‘We’re helping Nigeria and its neighbors to develop Boko Haram strategy, so when getting permission from the Department of State, part of our measures of effectiveness had to be explained to them,’ Conley said. ‘Measures of effectiveness with the Nigerian rangers that are in sync with what’s going on regionally such as a reduction of suspected human rights violations; increased engagement with Boko Haram by the Nigerian Military; and increased cross border coordination between Nigeria and partners are the end state of where we want to be.’

‘The Nigerian Army, Conley said, is one piece of that; increasing the cadre at the Nigerian Training Center is another piece of that so it’s building a capability and at some point building a staff capability and a cross-border capability for Nigeria and its neighbors to help facilitate everything.’ ‘The key is they have to create the strategy. It can’t be a U.S.-directed strategy so we are helping them facilitate the creation of strategy, development of a strategy, and then once they do that, help modify that strategy to make sure it’s hitting the end states everyone wants.

Garbarino said another part of what USARAF is doing is identifying capabilities and requirements of Nigeria and its neighbors to combat Boko Haram threats.

‘For example, helping them develop an intel picture so they can see forward to conduct operations in the right place at the right time to get at the threat,’ Garbarino said. ‘Showing them how to share that information regionally so they’re not just chasing threats out of Cameroon and creating a worse situation in Chad or Nigeria will allow for complimentary effects regionally through what we’re doing with the individual countries.’

As the capabilities continue to grow in Nigeria they can see to it, sustain it, and share that information with their partners to get at the containment piece then they are postured to defeat the threat.

‘And this is more difficult than it sounds,’ Conley said. ‘It sounds easy but there’s a lot of coordination. It’s hard enough for a country to share intelligence within itself because it’s hard to disseminate intelligence on a national level. What we’re trying to help them do is not only share information with themselves, but share information with their neighbors. And not only are we asking them to disseminate information with their neighbors, we’re asking them to do it near real time so it has to be responsive and immediate so they can action on it — it’s a difficult thing and requires a lot of preparation.

 

PETER MARTORI: While you sleep…

 Islamic Attacks on Christian Freedom and Democracies : people wake up!!!!

 

Ulises Larramendi <While you sleep…

 Islamic Attacks on Christian Freedom and Democracies : people wake up!!!!

 

On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 1:10 PM, Ulises Larramendi <ularramendi13@yahoo.com> wrote:

May we talk rationally about Islamic extremism now?

See also

 

 

David McCaine San Jose  Christian Perspectives Examiner

 

May 9, 2014

Well, we can officially add Boko Haram as a terrorist organization.

The reluctance to add Boko Haram by the world community and the United States as a terrorist organization has allowed the extremists to operate under the radar. It is difficult to focus on a specific reason why Boko Haram has so quickly emerged as such a huge threat in Africa, but they have passed all others in violence and chaos the last couple of years.

 

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2014/May/Boko-Haram-a-Monster-That-Needs-to-Be-Dealt-With/

 

This minority terror cell with dotted ties to al-Qaida has leap frogged over all other groups that can pose such a destabilizing force in Africa. The sheer magnitude of the atrocities being now committed in Nigeria is proof positive that things are quickly spiraling out of control.

 

http://abc7news.com/news/what-we-know-now-about-the-nigerian-kidnapped-girls/51442/

 

Violence against Christian interests has long been a problem in Africa as the nation of Sudan is a prime example. Other countries as Uganda and Central African Republic have seen increases of Islamic extremists becoming more aggressive in their radical philosophy.

 

Since Christmas there has been a tremendous upsurge in violence by Islamic fundamentalists wanting to implement Sharia law as a goal for the violence.

 

http://blogs.cbn.com/ibrahim/archive/2014/04/10/they-are-slaughtering-us-like-chickens.aspx

Islamic extremists known as Seleka at the beginning of last year overthrew a majority Christian government and began a systematic carnage against Christians in the Central African Republic. There was not that much condemnation of Seleka strong arm action that placed this violent Islamic minority in control of a Christian majority in the CAR. Ugly things were bound to happen and it did.

What happened in the CAR could happen in any African country. The way Seleka was able to usurp control is a dire warning to the rest of the world. 

 

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/threat-of-genocide-stalks-central-african-republic-africa-s-new-heart-of-darkness-1.1752170

 

Boko Haram is connected economically, ideologically, and militarily to other violent groups supporting terrorism. This terror network had better be dealt with quickly.

Africa has historically been a location of deadly violence, some ethnically inspired, some political, and some religious.

 

The rise of Boko Haram’s ability to forcefully implement a rouge government in the CAR was not handled firmly at all last year. Even when atrocities against Christians were clearly taking place, the international community with America included really showed little interest in doing anything.

 

As with any other bullying, this lack of resolve encouraged Boko Haram to use its terrorist arm back into Nigeria, another Christian majority nation that Boko Haram believes it could intimidate into becoming a Sharia dominated country. The radicals have only increased their organization and sophistication, perhaps in an effort to emulate al-Qaida.

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Toll-from-Nigeria-bus-station-bomb-rises-to-71-killed-124-wounded-348497

 

One can wager that the goal of Boko Haram will enter also into Cameroon and extend their violence there.

 

The military weaponry of Boko Haram has become a major concern as this renegade group has assembled an arsenal that can rival some of the local armies.

Boko Haram was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002 with a goal of establishing a “pure” Islamic state ruled by Sharia law in Nigeria. “Westernization” of Nigeria is the reason for the resistance as the group is known for attacking Christians, government targets, bombing churches, school, police stations, and kidnapping western tourists.

Violence attributed to Boko Haram has resulted in the deaths of over 10,000 people between 2002 and 2013.

 

Failing to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization by the United States fulfilled a strategy not to make Boko Haram a magnet for other Islamic fundamentalists. America ‘s reluctance to even use the term Islamic terrorists in its communications appears to be more of a hopeful than realistic approach to dealing with Islamic terrorism.

The United States in not alone. The world community has taken practically a conciliatory stand involving Islamic terrorism and being able to tell the difference among moderate or radical brands of Islam.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/08/clinton-state-department-resisted-labeling-boko-haram-as-terror-group/

 

While our State Department labeled the Muslim Brotherhood “moderates”, hundreds of the Muslim Brotherhood are currently facing executions in Egypt for high treason. It appears the American government has difficulty being able to tell the difference from a moderate and radical.

 

http://www.ikhwanweb.com/uploads/lib/9BE394FBDA6D7YW.pdf

 

There are fundamentalists of Islam looking to install Sharia law by violence if necessary. What America and the world need to recognize is what brand of Islam they are really dealing with and not go by their own perceptions established in the western culture.

There are distinctions among secular Muslims, liberal Muslims, moderate Muslims, fundamentalist Muslims or radical Muslims.

‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Chickens’

As happens at Christmas every year throughout the Muslim world, Christians and their churches were especially targeted—from jihadi terror strikes killing worshippers, to measures by Muslim authorities restricting Christmas celebrations. 

Some incidents follow:

 

Iraq: “Militants” reported the Associated Press, “targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials saidWednesday. 

 

 In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital’s southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said. Earlier, two bombs ripped through a nearby outdoor market simultaneously in the Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 people and wounding 21.”

 

Iran: Five Muslim converts to Christianity were arrested from a house-church during a Christmas celebration. Plain clothes Iranian security authorities raided a house where, according to Mohabat News, “a group of Christians had gathered to celebrate Christmas on Tuesday, December 24.” Before arresting the five apostates, authorities “insulted and searched those in attendance, and seized all Christian books, CDs, and laptops they found. They also took the Satellite TV receiver.” The original report received by Mohabat stated: “These Christians had gathered to worship and celebrate [the] birth of Jesus.”

 

Indonesia: Muslims in the Aceh province protested against Christmas and New Year celebrations and called on authorities to ban them. Days earlier, an influential Islamic cleric organization, the Ulema Consultative Assembly, issued a fatwa, or edict, “prohibiting Muslims from offering Christmas wishes or celebrating on New Year’s Eve,” said the Associated Press.

 

 Aceh is the “only province in predominantly Muslim Indonesia that is allowed to implement a version of Islamic Shariah law.”

 

Kenya: “Youths,” reported Reuters, “threw petrol bombs at two Kenyan churches on Christmas day … in the latest bout of violence against Christians on the country’s predominantly Muslim coast.” The attacks occurred “in the early hours of December 25after churchgoers held services to usher in Christmas.” The churches were located in Muslim-majority regions. One church was “completely destroyed.”

 

Somalia: The more “moderate” government—as it is often portrayed in comparison to Al Shabaab (“The Youth”) opposition—banned Christmas celebrations. Hours before Christmas Day, the Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs released a directive banning any Christian festivities from being held in the east African nation. In the words of one ministry official: “We alert fellow Muslims in Somalia that some festivities to mark Christian Days will take place around the world in this week. It is prohibited to celebrate those days in this country.” All security and law enforcement agencies were instructed to quash any Christian celebrations.

 

Pakistan: During Christmas Eve services, “Heavy contingents of police were deployed around the churches to thwart any untoward incident.” In some regions, “prayer service at major churches focused on remembering the Pakistani Christians who lost their lives in terror attacks.”

 

 For example, three months earlier, Islamic suicide bombers entered the All Saints Church compound in Peshawar following Sunday mass and blew themselves up in the midst of some 550 congregants, killing some 130 worshippers, including manySunday school children, women, and choir members, and injuring nearly 200 people.

 

Even in Western nations like Denmark, Christmas Eve witnessed Islamic demonstrations and cries of “Allahu Akbar” (or “Allah is greater”).

 

Also in December, Syria’s Greek-Catholic Church declared that it had three “true martyrs”—men from the small town of Ma’loula, an ancient Christian site where the inhabitants still spoke the language of Christ.  

 

According to Asia News, 

 

“When the town fell [in September, to al-Qaeda linked rebels], a climate of fear was imposed… When three men refused to repudiate their religion, they were summarily executed in public, and six more were taken hostage. This was followed by a failed attempt by Syrian government forces to retake the town.” 

 

In the words of Patriarch Gregorios III to Pope Francis in a meeting: “Holy Father, they are true martyrs. Ordered to give up their faith, they proudly refused. 

 

Three others however gave in and were forced to declare themselves Muslim, but later returned to the faith of their ancestors.”

 

 According to the families who fled from Ma’loula, “some of their Muslim neighbors took part in the attack that devastated this historic village where people still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Muslims are approximately one third of the population of the village…”

 

The rest of December’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and country in alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity.

Islamic Attacks on Christian Places of Worship.

 

Egypt:

 

After a Coptic Christian priest from the village of Tarshoub, Upper Egypt, left to service a new location and a new priest was sent to Tarshoub,

 

 Muslim Brotherhood supporters rioted and attacked the village Christians, including by throwing stones at their homes, burning property, and calling for the closure of the village church, which has been in existence for 40 years. The church was subsequently closed and the priest prevented from entering the village. 

 

The Christian Post reported that Christian villagers were “getting close to the New Year celebrations and Christmas, and yet they are not able to open the church…. security authorities have not arrested the aggressors, while Copts were forced to close the church for fear of more attacks, especially in light of continued incitement by the Muslim Brotherhood.”

 

Indonesia: 

 

Five more churches were closed by authorities

 

leaving thousands of Christians without a place of worship. 

 

First, claiming that the existence of a Protestant church in North Sumatra was illegal, hundreds of Muslims belonging to the Islamic Defenders Frontattacked and disrupted its Sunday services, creating so much havoc that police had to escort Christians home.  

 

Then, two new churches—one in West Java, the other in South Sulawesi—were sealed off. 

 

The Sulawesi church was subsequently demolished by authorities. 

 

A few days later, two more churches near Jakarta were forced to stop holding services.

 

 According to International Christian Concern,

 

 “The reason behind this month’s rash of church closures, especially after seven months of relative quietness, is not exactly clear.

 

 It may be that the coming Christmas holiday has ignited always simmering anti-Christian sentiment among radical groups. 

 

In 2000, 

16 were killed by bomb attacks on churches over the Christmas holiday.”

 

Russia: 

In December it was revealed that seven Christian churches were torched in 2013

 

in a Muslim-majority republic in Russia, according to Asia News:

 

 “Churches burned, attacks foiled and increased pressure on Christians to convert to Islam.

 

 In Tatarstan 

autonomous republic of the Russian Federation, with a Muslim majority—

 

the extremism alarm is increasing.” 

 

Although the culprits setting fire to churches are “unidentified extremists,” Father Dmitri Sizov, pastor of Pestrechinsky, said that “the whole community knows that it is the work of the Wahhabis [Islamic literalists]”who “roam, inviting the faithful to convert to Islam.”

 

 But “the priests remain silent because they are afraid of being accused of incitement to religious hatred,” added Fr. Dmitri.

 

Syria:

 

Islamic rebel forces fired multiple mortar shells on a church in the southern province 

of Daraa, killing 12 people  and injuring many others, including church volunteers who were there distributing charity aid to the locals. Separately, five young children were killed when rebels fired two rockets at a Christian school. 

 

 According to the Patriarch of the Church of Antioch, more than 450,000 Christian Syrians have been displaced from the conflict, and more than a thousand have 

been killed. 

 

Islamic Attacks on Christian Freedom and Democracies :

 

 Apostasy, Proselytism, and Dhimmitude

 

Cameroon: 

 

David Dina Mataware, a Christian missionary, was slaughtered by neighboring 

 

Nigeria’s Islamic group Boko Haram. 

 

On the same day and in the same area that the missionary’s murder took place, a French priest, Father Georges Vandenbusch, was also kidnapped. 

 

The slain missionary, whose throat was slit, had worked in a Nigeria-based mission agency in Cameroon for some fourteen years,bringing the Gospel to remote tribes.

 

Egypt:

 

“The nation’s most well-known convert from Islam” to Christianity was arrested, including for allegedly inciting “sectarian strife,” and “is likely being tortured,” reported Morning News. 

 

Bishoy Armia Boulous, 31—popularly known by his former Muslim name, Muhammad Hegazy—was arrested while in a café. Authorities claim that he was working with a Coptic satellite station to create a “false image” of violence against Christians in Minya, Upper Egypt, where attack on Copts are most common. 

 

However, human rights activists close to Bishoy say “his arrest had nothing to do with any reporting work but constituted retaliation for becoming a Christian” and possibly for evangelizing to Muslims.

 

Iran: 

 

While raiding their home, the Islamic republic’s feared secret police assaulted the wife and children of jailed evangelical Pastor Behnam Irani. 

 

According to a source assisting the family with advocacy, “They confiscated her laptop computer and Christian materials…

 

 While the secret police were in her home they were yelling at her and doing their best to scare her. 

This really frightened the children, Rebekah and Adriel” and was apparently meant to create enough “fear to silence them.”

 

 The raid came after the imprisoned evangelical leader—and former Muslim—was told by a court to remain behind bars because he “did not change.”

 

Syria: 

 

The anti-Christian strictures of Sharia, or Islamic law, continued to be applied onto Christians by Islamic rebels.

 

 According to Agenzia Fides, “Kanaye [a Christian region] has been invaded by Islamist militants that terrorize the population, threaten a massacre and have imposed the Islamic law… This has become a pattern that repeats itself and that in recent weeks has focused on a number of Christian villages: armed guerrillas penetrate into the village, terrorize civilians, commit kidnappings, kill, sow destruction.”& Father George Louis of the village of Qara, which has been devastated and burned, explained: Maalula [the aforementioned Ma’loula], Sednaya, Sadad, Qara and Deir Atieh, Nebek: armed jihadists target a village, they invade it, kill people, burn and devastate it.”

 

Turkmenistan: Police and Secret Service agents in Dashoguz, a northern city,

 raided a group of believers of the Church of the Light of the East, a Protestant community. Forces raided two houses of prayer, seizing religious materials, including Bibles. 

 

An official of the Department of Religious Affairs, who is also an imam at the local mosque, went on to inform the pastor that his faith “is wrong” and warned him to convert to Islam, adding “Christianity is a mistake … it’s not a religion, but a myth.” Moreover, Christians practicing hymns for Sunday service were told by officers that “the songs of praise to God are banned here.” Adds Asia News: “Meanwhile, an increasing number of people are being incarcerated for crimes of opinion and defense of religious freedom.”

 

Carnage of Christians

 

Central African Republic: 

 

In just two days of violence, at least 1,000 people were killed in Bangui, CAR’s capital, following the chaos that has engulfed the nation afterSeleka, a coalition of Muslim militia, whose members include many foreigners, ousted the Christian president

—the nation is Christian-majority with a significant Muslim-minority— and installed a Muslim ruler.

 

 Because some Christians tried to resist with violence, killing some 60 Muslim males in combat, the Islamic group “retaliated on a larger scale against Christians in the wake of the attack, killing nearly 1,000 men over a two-day period and systematically looting civilian homes. 

 

A small number of women and children were also killed,” reported Amnesty. 

 

Tens of thousands of Christians fled from machete-wielding Muslims, many now living 

in desperate conditions around churches and bishoprics.

 

 “They are slaughtering us like chickens,” said one Christian.

 

 “We have had enough of Seleka killing, raping and stealing,” 

 

said another, adding that he was not sure whether he could ever go back and live among Muslims.

 

 “We are angry,” he said. 

 

“The Muslims should go back where they came from.”

 

Nigeria: 

 

Islamic Fulani herdsmen killed at least 205 Christian farmers in the latter half of 2013, while ten thousand more Christians were displaced and many of their churches destroyed or closed.

 

 As for motive, Christian leaders, “had no doubt the Muslim assailants aimed to demoralize and destroy Christians,” said Morning Star News. 

 

Several of the attackers appear to be mercenaries from outside the area, explaining how the Fulani farmers became so heavily armed. “Life has become unbearable for 

our church members who have survived these attacks, and they are making worship services impossible,” said a Roman Catholic bishop. 

 

Another area Christian leader said that “Many of our Christian brethren have been killed.

 

 The Muslim gunmen that are attacking our Christian communities are numerous; 

they are so many that we can’t count them. They are spread across all the communities and unleashing terror on our people without any security resistance.”

 

About this Series

 

The persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is on its way to reaching pandemic 

proportions. Accordingly, “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed to 

collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that surface each month. It serves two purposes:

1) To document that which the mainstream media does not: 

    the habitual, if not chronic, persecution of Christians.

2) To show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic 

    and interrelated  —that it is rooted in a calculated and strategical    agenda plotted in the mosques with the objective of conquering  and dominating — by all means — the most of humans  on this planet their goal is also to impose worldwide the Sharia archaic and retrograde

 “law”

Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits 

under a specific theme, including :

 

hatred for churches and other Christian symbols;

 

sexual abuse of Christian women;

 

forced conversions to Islam; 

 

apostasy and blasphemy laws that criminalize and punish with death those who “offend” Islam;

 

commit thefts and plunder in lieu of jizya (financial tribute expected 

from non-Muslims); 

 

overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis, or second-class, “tolerated” citizens;

 

use ofviolence and murder.

 

 Sometimes it is a combination of both …

 

Because of these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, 

languages, and locales—from Morocco in the West, to India in the 

East — it should be clear that one thing alone binds them:

the fake or pseudo  religion  Islam — whether the strict application 

of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.

Gatestone Institute

May we talk rationally about Islamic extremism now?

See also

 

 

David McCaine San Jose  Christian Perspectives Examiner

 

May 9, 2014

Well, we can officially add Boko Haram as a terrorist organization.

The reluctance to add Boko Haram by the world community and the United States as a terrorist organization has allowed the extremists to operate under the radar. It is difficult to focus on a specific reason why Boko Haram has so quickly emerged as such a huge threat in Africa, but they have passed all others in violence and chaos the last couple of years.

 

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2014/May/Boko-Haram-a-Monster-That-Needs-to-Be-Dealt-With/

 

This minority terror cell with dotted ties to al-Qaida has leap frogged over all other groups that can pose such a destabilizing force in Africa. The sheer magnitude of the atrocities being now committed in Nigeria is proof positive that things are quickly spiraling out of control.

 

http://abc7news.com/news/what-we-know-now-about-the-nigerian-kidnapped-girls/51442/

 

Violence against Christian interests has long been a problem in Africa as the nation of Sudan is a prime example. Other countries as Uganda and Central African Republic have seen increases of Islamic extremists becoming more aggressive in their radical philosophy.

 

Since Christmas there has been a tremendous upsurge in violence by Islamic fundamentalists wanting to implement Sharia law as a goal for the violence.

 

http://blogs.cbn.com/ibrahim/archive/2014/04/10/they-are-slaughtering-us-like-chickens.aspx

Islamic extremists known as Seleka at the beginning of last year overthrew a majority Christian government and began a systematic carnage against Christians in the Central African Republic. There was not that much condemnation of Seleka strong arm action that placed this violent Islamic minority in control of a Christian majority in the CAR. Ugly things were bound to happen and it did.

What happened in the CAR could happen in any African country. The way Seleka was able to usurp control is a dire warning to the rest of the world. 

 

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/threat-of-genocide-stalks-central-african-republic-africa-s-new-heart-of-darkness-1.1752170

 

Boko Haram is connected economically, ideologically, and militarily to other violent groups supporting terrorism. This terror network had better be dealt with quickly.

Africa has historically been a location of deadly violence, some ethnically inspired, some political, and some religious.

 

The rise of Boko Haram’s ability to forcefully implement a rouge government in the CAR was not handled firmly at all last year. Even when atrocities against Christians were clearly taking place, the international community with America included really showed little interest in doing anything.

 

As with any other bullying, this lack of resolve encouraged Boko Haram to use its terrorist arm back into Nigeria, another Christian majority nation that Boko Haram believes it could intimidate into becoming a Sharia dominated country. The radicals have only increased their organization and sophistication, perhaps in an effort to emulate al-Qaida.

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Toll-from-Nigeria-bus-station-bomb-rises-to-71-killed-124-wounded-348497

 

One can wager that the goal of Boko Haram will enter also into Cameroon and extend their violence there.

 

The military weaponry of Boko Haram has become a major concern as this renegade group has assembled an arsenal that can rival some of the local armies.

Boko Haram was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002 with a goal of establishing a “pure” Islamic state ruled by Sharia law in Nigeria. “Westernization” of Nigeria is the reason for the resistance as the group is known for attacking Christians, government targets, bombing churches, school, police stations, and kidnapping western tourists.

Violence attributed to Boko Haram has resulted in the deaths of over 10,000 people between 2002 and 2013.

 

Failing to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization by the United States fulfilled a strategy not to make Boko Haram a magnet for other Islamic fundamentalists. America ‘s reluctance to even use the term Islamic terrorists in its communications appears to be more of a hopeful than realistic approach to dealing with Islamic terrorism.

The United States in not alone. The world community has taken practically a conciliatory stand involving Islamic terrorism and being able to tell the difference among moderate or radical brands of Islam.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/08/clinton-state-department-resisted-labeling-boko-haram-as-terror-group/

 

While our State Department labeled the Muslim Brotherhood “moderates”, hundreds of the Muslim Brotherhood are currently facing executions in Egypt for high treason. It appears the American government has difficulty being able to tell the difference from a moderate and radical.

 

http://www.ikhwanweb.com/uploads/lib/9BE394FBDA6D7YW.pdf

 

There are fundamentalists of Islam looking to install Sharia law by violence if necessary. What America and the world need to recognize is what brand of Islam they are really dealing with and not go by their own perceptions established in the western culture.

There are distinctions among secular Muslims, liberal Muslims, moderate Muslims, fundamentalist Muslims or radical Muslims.

‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Chickens’

As happens at Christmas every year throughout the Muslim world, Christians and their churches were especially targeted—from jihadi terror strikes killing worshippers, to measures by Muslim authorities restricting Christmas celebrations. 

Some incidents follow:

 

Iraq: “Militants” reported the Associated Press, “targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials saidWednesday. 

 

 In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital’s southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said. Earlier, two bombs ripped through a nearby outdoor market simultaneously in the Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 people and wounding 21.”

 

Iran: Five Muslim converts to Christianity were arrested from a house-church during a Christmas celebration. Plain clothes Iranian security authorities raided a house where, according to Mohabat News, “a group of Christians had gathered to celebrate Christmas on Tuesday, December 24.” Before arresting the five apostates, authorities “insulted and searched those in attendance, and seized all Christian books, CDs, and laptops they found. They also took the Satellite TV receiver.” The original report received by Mohabat stated: “These Christians had gathered to worship and celebrate [the] birth of Jesus.”

 

Indonesia: Muslims in the Aceh province protested against Christmas and New Year celebrations and called on authorities to ban them. Days earlier, an influential Islamic cleric organization, the Ulema Consultative Assembly, issued a fatwa, or edict, “prohibiting Muslims from offering Christmas wishes or celebrating on New Year’s Eve,” said the Associated Press.

 

 Aceh is the “only province in predominantly Muslim Indonesia that is allowed to implement a version of Islamic Shariah law.”

 

Kenya: “Youths,” reported Reuters, “threw petrol bombs at two Kenyan churches on Christmas day … in the latest bout of violence against Christians on the country’s predominantly Muslim coast.” The attacks occurred “in the early hours of December 25after churchgoers held services to usher in Christmas.” The churches were located in Muslim-majority regions. One church was “completely destroyed.”

 

Somalia: The more “moderate” government—as it is often portrayed in comparison to Al Shabaab (“The Youth”) opposition—banned Christmas celebrations. Hours before Christmas Day, the Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs released a directive banning any Christian festivities from being held in the east African nation. In the words of one ministry official: “We alert fellow Muslims in Somalia that some festivities to mark Christian Days will take place around the world in this week. It is prohibited to celebrate those days in this country.” All security and law enforcement agencies were instructed to quash any Christian celebrations.

 

Pakistan: During Christmas Eve services, “Heavy contingents of police were deployed around the churches to thwart any untoward incident.” In some regions, “prayer service at major churches focused on remembering the Pakistani Christians who lost their lives in terror attacks.”

 

 For example, three months earlier, Islamic suicide bombers entered the All Saints Church compound in Peshawar following Sunday mass and blew themselves up in the midst of some 550 congregants, killing some 130 worshippers, including manySunday school children, women, and choir members, and injuring nearly 200 people.

 

Even in Western nations like Denmark, Christmas Eve witnessed Islamic demonstrations and cries of “Allahu Akbar” (or “Allah is greater”).

 

Also in December, Syria’s Greek-Catholic Church declared that it had three “true martyrs”—men from the small town of Ma’loula, an ancient Christian site where the inhabitants still spoke the language of Christ.  

 

According to Asia News, 

 

“When the town fell [in September, to al-Qaeda linked rebels], a climate of fear was imposed… When three men refused to repudiate their religion, they were summarily executed in public, and six more were taken hostage. This was followed by a failed attempt by Syrian government forces to retake the town.” 

 

In the words of Patriarch Gregorios III to Pope Francis in a meeting: “Holy Father, they are true martyrs. Ordered to give up their faith, they proudly refused. 

 

Three others however gave in and were forced to declare themselves Muslim, but later returned to the faith of their ancestors.”

 

 According to the families who fled from Ma’loula, “some of their Muslim neighbors took part in the attack that devastated this historic village where people still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Muslims are approximately one third of the population of the village…”

 

The rest of December’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and country in alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity.

Islamic Attacks on Christian Places of Worship.

 

Egypt:

 

After a Coptic Christian priest from the village of Tarshoub, Upper Egypt, left to service a new location and a new priest was sent to Tarshoub,

 

 Muslim Brotherhood supporters rioted and attacked the village Christians, including by throwing stones at their homes, burning property, and calling for the closure of the village church, which has been in existence for 40 years. The church was subsequently closed and the priest prevented from entering the village. 

 

The Christian Post reported that Christian villagers were “getting close to the New Year celebrations and Christmas, and yet they are not able to open the church…. security authorities have not arrested the aggressors, while Copts were forced to close the church for fear of more attacks, especially in light of continued incitement by the Muslim Brotherhood.”

 

Indonesia: 

 

Five more churches were closed by authorities

 

leaving thousands of Christians without a place of worship. 

 

First, claiming that the existence of a Protestant church in North Sumatra was illegal, hundreds of Muslims belonging to the Islamic Defenders Frontattacked and disrupted its Sunday services, creating so much havoc that police had to escort Christians home.  

 

Then, two new churches—one in West Java, the other in South Sulawesi—were sealed off. 

 

The Sulawesi church was subsequently demolished by authorities. 

 

A few days later, two more churches near Jakarta were forced to stop holding services.

 

 According to International Christian Concern,

 

 “The reason behind this month’s rash of church closures, especially after seven months of relative quietness, is not exactly clear.

 

 It may be that the coming Christmas holiday has ignited always simmering anti-Christian sentiment among radical groups. 

 

In 2000, 

16 were killed by bomb attacks on churches over the Christmas holiday.”

 

Russia: 

In December it was revealed that seven Christian churches were torched in 2013

 

in a Muslim-majority republic in Russia, according to Asia News:

 

 “Churches burned, attacks foiled and increased pressure on Christians to convert to Islam.

 

 In Tatarstan 

autonomous republic of the Russian Federation, with a Muslim majority—

 

the extremism alarm is increasing.” 

 

Although the culprits setting fire to churches are “unidentified extremists,” Father Dmitri Sizov, pastor of Pestrechinsky, said that “the whole community knows that it is the work of the Wahhabis [Islamic literalists]”who “roam, inviting the faithful to convert to Islam.”

 

 But “the priests remain silent because they are afraid of being accused of incitement to religious hatred,” added Fr. Dmitri.

 

Syria:

 

Islamic rebel forces fired multiple mortar shells on a church in the southern province 

of Daraa, killing 12 people  and injuring many others, including church volunteers who were there distributing charity aid to the locals. Separately, five young children were killed when rebels fired two rockets at a Christian school. 

 

 According to the Patriarch of the Church of Antioch, more than 450,000 Christian Syrians have been displaced from the conflict, and more than a thousand have 

been killed. 

 

Islamic Attacks on Christian Freedom and Democracies :

 

 Apostasy, Proselytism, and Dhimmitude

 

Cameroon: 

 

David Dina Mataware, a Christian missionary, was slaughtered by neighboring 

 

Nigeria’s Islamic group Boko Haram. 

 

On the same day and in the same area that the missionary’s murder took place, a French priest, Father Georges Vandenbusch, was also kidnapped. 

 

The slain missionary, whose throat was slit, had worked in a Nigeria-based mission agency in Cameroon for some fourteen years,bringing the Gospel to remote tribes.

 

Egypt:

 

“The nation’s most well-known convert from Islam” to Christianity was arrested, including for allegedly inciting “sectarian strife,” and “is likely being tortured,” reported Morning News. 

 

Bishoy Armia Boulous, 31—popularly known by his former Muslim name, Muhammad Hegazy—was arrested while in a café. Authorities claim that he was working with a Coptic satellite station to create a “false image” of violence against Christians in Minya, Upper Egypt, where attack on Copts are most common. 

 

However, human rights activists close to Bishoy say “his arrest had nothing to do with any reporting work but constituted retaliation for becoming a Christian” and possibly for evangelizing to Muslims.

 

Iran: 

 

While raiding their home, the Islamic republic’s feared secret police assaulted the wife and children of jailed evangelical Pastor Behnam Irani. 

 

According to a source assisting the family with advocacy, “They confiscated her laptop computer and Christian materials…

 

 While the secret police were in her home they were yelling at her and doing their best to scare her. 

This really frightened the children, Rebekah and Adriel” and was apparently meant to create enough “fear to silence them.”

 

 The raid came after the imprisoned evangelical leader—and former Muslim—was told by a court to remain behind bars because he “did not change.”

 

Syria: 

 

The anti-Christian strictures of Sharia, or Islamic law, continued to be applied onto Christians by Islamic rebels.

 

 According to Agenzia Fides, “Kanaye [a Christian region] has been invaded by Islamist militants that terrorize the population, threaten a massacre and have imposed the Islamic law… This has become a pattern that repeats itself and that in recent weeks has focused on a number of Christian villages: armed guerrillas penetrate into the village, terrorize civilians, commit kidnappings, kill, sow destruction.”& Father George Louis of the village of Qara, which has been devastated and burned, explained: Maalula [the aforementioned Ma’loula], Sednaya, Sadad, Qara and Deir Atieh, Nebek: armed jihadists target a village, they invade it, kill people, burn and devastate it.”

 

Turkmenistan: Police and Secret Service agents in Dashoguz, a northern city,

 raided a group of believers of the Church of the Light of the East, a Protestant community. Forces raided two houses of prayer, seizing religious materials, including Bibles. 

 

An official of the Department of Religious Affairs, who is also an imam at the local mosque, went on to inform the pastor that his faith “is wrong” and warned him to convert to Islam, adding “Christianity is a mistake … it’s not a religion, but a myth.” Moreover, Christians practicing hymns for Sunday service were told by officers that “the songs of praise to God are banned here.” Adds Asia News: “Meanwhile, an increasing number of people are being incarcerated for crimes of opinion and defense of religious freedom.”

 

Carnage of Christians

 

Central African Republic: 

 

In just two days of violence, at least 1,000 people were killed in Bangui, CAR’s capital, following the chaos that has engulfed the nation afterSeleka, a coalition of Muslim militia, whose members include many foreigners, ousted the Christian president

—the nation is Christian-majority with a significant Muslim-minority— and installed a Muslim ruler.

 

 Because some Christians tried to resist with violence, killing some 60 Muslim males in combat, the Islamic group “retaliated on a larger scale against Christians in the wake of the attack, killing nearly 1,000 men over a two-day period and systematically looting civilian homes. 

 

A small number of women and children were also killed,” reported Amnesty. 

 

Tens of thousands of Christians fled from machete-wielding Muslims, many now living 

in desperate conditions around churches and bishoprics.

 

 “They are slaughtering us like chickens,” said one Christian.

 

 “We have had enough of Seleka killing, raping and stealing,” 

 

said another, adding that he was not sure whether he could ever go back and live among Muslims.

 

 “We are angry,” he said. 

 

“The Muslims should go back where they came from.”

 

Nigeria: 

 

Islamic Fulani herdsmen killed at least 205 Christian farmers in the latter half of 2013, while ten thousand more Christians were displaced and many of their churches destroyed or closed.

 

 As for motive, Christian leaders, “had no doubt the Muslim assailants aimed to demoralize and destroy Christians,” said Morning Star News. 

 

Several of the attackers appear to be mercenaries from outside the area, explaining how the Fulani farmers became so heavily armed. “Life has become unbearable for 

our church members who have survived these attacks, and they are making worship services impossible,” said a Roman Catholic bishop. 

 

Another area Christian leader said that “Many of our Christian brethren have been killed.

 

 The Muslim gunmen that are attacking our Christian communities are numerous; 

they are so many that we can’t count them. They are spread across all the communities and unleashing terror on our people without any security resistance.”

 

About this Series

 

The persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is on its way to reaching pandemic 

proportions. Accordingly, “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed to 

collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that surface each month. It serves two purposes:

1) To document that which the mainstream media does not: 

    the habitual, if not chronic, persecution of Christians.

2) To show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic 

    and interrelated  —that it is rooted in a calculated and strategical    agenda plotted in the mosques with the objective of conquering  and dominating — by all means — the most of humans  on this planet their goal is also to impose worldwide the Sharia archaic and retrograde

 “law”

Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits 

under a specific theme, including :

 

hatred for churches and other Christian symbols;

 

sexual abuse of Christian women;

 

forced conversions to Islam; 

 

apostasy and blasphemy laws that criminalize and punish with death those who “offend” Islam;

 

commit thefts and plunder in lieu of jizya (financial tribute expected 

from non-Muslims); 

 

overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis, or second-class, “tolerated” citizens;

 

use ofviolence and murder.

 

 Sometimes it is a combination of both …

 

Because of these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, 

languages, and locales—from Morocco in the West, to India in the 

East — it should be clear that one thing alone binds them:

the fake or pseudo  religion  Islam — whether the strict application 

of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.

Gatestone Institute

 

 

PEDRO MARTORI:  “LOS ESPIAS DE MIAMI EN CUBA… NO TENIA NI CUCHILLITAS DE AFEITAR” Por, Aldo Rosado-Tuero

Mientras más investigamos más pruebas aparecen que demuestran que la tan publicitada abortada invasión—de cuatro cubanos que entraron por el aeropuerto y que no les ocuparon ni una cuchillita de afeitar—ha sido un burdo invento a los que nos tienen acostumbrados los propagandistas del régimen.

Nuevo Acción tiene ya en su poder los records de las casas en que habitaban los detenidos y otras cosas que iremos investigando y dando a la publicidad.

Por hoy nos basta con mostrar una de las mejores pruebas que dicen bien a las claras que todo ha sido un montaje preparado con antelación, para activarlo cuando la inteligencia y el aparato propagandístico del raulato lo estimaran conveniente.

Ahora resulta que “la famosa y conocida” “Fuerza Cubana de Liberación”, tenía desde octubre del 2009 un blog en la internet (ver foto grande de arriba), pero que nadie nunca la visitó, que no se dio a conocer, ni se publicó en él nada más que una pequeña nota explicando lo que pretendían. Y ¡qué casualidad! Es la prensa amordazada de Cuba la que da a conocer este blog ahora.

Y una nota más que recalca la burla: el único seguidor de ese desconocido blog, que permaneció en la internet sin actualizarse ni recibir visitas por más 4 años y 7 meses, es nada menos que alguien que se identifica como Pánfilo, el que clamaba por “jama”.

¿Hacen falta más pruebas?

Pequeña nota agregada por el autor: Después que hemos publicado este corto artículo se han incrementado las visitas al sitio.

 

 

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SENSACIONAL: EX TRADUCTOR DE YOANI SÁNCHEZ LA ACUSA DE FARSANTE SOLO INTERESADA EN EL DINERO

“Yoani Sánchez sólo piensa en dinero. En Cuba es libre de hacer lo que quiere”. Gordiano Lupi  traductor italiano de la bloguera

Nota de “El Nuevo Acción”: Gordiano Lupi (foto de la izquierda) ha sido por largo tiempo el traductor al italiano de la bloguera Yoani Sánchez y además su amigo personal. A continuación fragmentos de su carta abierta a Yoani Sánchez. 

“Yoani Sánchez ha finalizado el contrato con “La Stampa” y me ha hecho un hombre libre, porque hasta ayer no pude decir lo que pensaba. Ahora que ya no tengo ninguna relación y que los intereses de la bloguera más  rica y galardonada en todo el mundo son manejados por su agente, Érica Berla, puedo quitarme las piedras de mis zapatos. Estaba haciendo un mal…”

Así comienza la carta abierta que Gordiano Lupi, escritor y editor toscano, en la que ataca a Yoani Sánchez, la famosa bloguera cubana “anticastrista”. Lupi fue biógrafo y traductor de Italiano de la  Sánchez; junto con ella escribió dos libros. Ahora que no existe el contrato con La Stampa, ofrece a sus lectores una descripción de la bloguera muy diferentes a la de un campeón de la libertad. “Ella hace todo por dinero,  en Cuba tiene gran libertad de movimiento y hace todo lo que quiere.”

De hecho siempre ha sido el propósito de Yoani Sánchez convertirse en rica y famosa, escribe Lupi.

“Yo he perdido el derecho a regresar a Cuba, mientras que la princesa  bloguera entra y sale como si se tratara de un moscone que tararea un poco, en la pequeña Habana en Miami.

El autor italiano, casado con una mujer cubana, dice que él está extremadamente decepcionado de Yoani.

Le dice en su carta a la bloguera: “Hemos viajado mucho juntos, estimado Yoani. Ya es suficiente. Mi viaje continúa solo, lejos de la vista. Cuba también se afecta, por supuesto, eso es parte de mi vida, aunque muchos cubanos me han decepcionado. Voy a tratar de no pensar en ello, por respeto a mi esposa, que es  cubana y no tiene nada que ver con su arrogancia.”

Y prosigue: “Estaba equivocado al creer en la lucha de Yoani Sánchez como una lucha de David contra Goliat, una lucha que comenzó desde abajo para golpear  con energía, una idealista lucha por la libertad de Cuba. Tenía que ser responsable – con esta amarga a decepción – esa oposición, Yoani fue desoída, Comencé a dudar que Yoani era no un agente de la CIA, como  como decían los asalariados de la familia Castro, para poner una cortina de humo. Pero incluso si no fuera nada de esto, el hecho fue que me di cuenta de que tenía que lidiar con una persona que pone en  primer lugar sus intereses sobre el idealismo. Una bloguera que lleva su vida tranquila, que en Cuba nadie conoce  y nadie la molesta, que no está amenazada, encarcelada, silenciada, que no tiene problemas para entrar y salir de su país.

Por defenderla he dado la cara y he recibido amenazas y ofensas de los castristas y comunistas italianos.

He compartido una pelea que no existe, un sueño de libertad esperado por muchos, pero que ciertamente no es el de ella… (Ella)(foto) piensa sólo en  dinero de premios y contratos.

En este momento no sé si Yoani Sánchez es un agente de la CIA o de la revolución cubana. No lo sé y no me importa saberlo tampoco. Sólo sé que no es la persona que pensé.

Lupi también narra un episodio que lo ha decepcionado sobre todo:

“Un episodio sobre todo me ha hecho abrir los ojos a la realidad, hace más de un año cuando envié a mi suegra a casa de Yoani para pedirle aclaraciones sobre su viaje a Italia. Bueno, ella hizo esperan en las escaleras a mi suegra. Ni a la sala la mandó a pasar. Comportamiento muy extraño para un cubano. Debí haber creído  a mi suegra que me dijo: “Esa gente no luchan por la libertad de Cuba. Sólo se preocupan por sus bolsillos”. No lo hice y me equivoqué. Yo creía en una pelea que no existía.

Luego ayudé al nuevo proyecto editorial porque vi a  los blogueros cubanos involucrados:

Yoani Sánchez abrirá un periódico embustero, como lo llamamos aquí en Italia.  Abrir un periódico (embustero), junto con sus compañeros, que nadie leerá en Cuba, porque solo puede ser visto en línea. Pero, ¿qué le importa eso a Yoani? Para ella es suficiente que alguien la financie, que la lean en Miami, y en España, que la comunidad cubana  siga  esperando por  un campeón.

(Traducido de la edición italiana de The Huffingtonpost)

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