In a story out of the UK, a 5-year-old Christian girl put into foster care with Muslims against the wishes of her family. The Muslim family removed the girl’s cross and she begged to go back with her parents. The judge responded that the girl needed to be quiet and start learning Arabic:
A 5-year-old girl in the U.K., a native English speaker, was placed in the foster care of Muslim families, where women wear “niqabs” and “burqas” to cover their faces, according to a report. The girl was also encouraged to learn Arabic and her cross necklace was removed.
The unidentified girl has been under the care of two Muslim households for the past six months in London, against the wishes of the girl’s family, according to The Sunday Times, which adds that one of the foster carers removed her necklace that had a Christian cross and asked her to learn Arabic.
While talking to a supervisor, the girl reportedly cried and begged not to be sent back to the foster home because “they don’t speak English.”
The child’s mother was shocked by the decision of the borough of Tower Hamlets. The girl reportedly told her mother during a meeting that “Christmas and Easter are stupid” and that “European women are stupid and alcoholic.”
A spokesman for Tower Hamlets Council told the Telegraph that its fostering service “provides a loving and stable home for hundreds of children every year, and in every case, we give absolute consideration to our children’s background and to their cultural identity.
“All our foster carers receive training and support from the council to ensure they are fully qualified to meet the needs of the children in their care.”
It would not comment specifically on the 5-year-old girl’s case.
At the girl’s current home, her carer wears a burqa when she goes out with the child. (source)
We have warned for a long time that persecution will come to the West, and that it will not be different than the persecution of ancient times in terms of its severity. The difference will be in the efficiency and means by which it comes due to advances in technology, media, and other tools of achieving the same ends.
Now what has been lacking from all sides are details about this case. Who were the girl’s parents? Why was the girl placed into state care? Was it an actual issue that the state needed to intervene in or was it not? Will the girl remain in state care until she is an adult, or it is temporary, and if so, for how long? These and many, many more questions need to be answered because right now, there are not enough details to make a concise judgment on the situation.
However, what is clear is that precedents are being set. The first, which has been a long-standing problem that few wish to address, is that the government is declaring it has rights over parents, and that it elects which “deserve” to have rights and which do not. The second issue is that of the rise of Islam as a part of official policy.
While the British Isles has an ancient Christian history going back to the time of the Apostles, Christianity today in the UK is something that is scorned and even hated by many. Owing to five hundred years of heresy beginning with the English Revolution shortly after Luther’s Revolution, the nation as passed through a state of apostasy and has veritably returned to paganism. The UK is a shadow of it once was, and the government is bringing in millions of Muslims for the purpose of causing a social upheaval as we have explained repeatedly throughout our articles.
However, this plan may not work. Hitler’s Third Reich was supposed to last for 1000 years- it only lasted for 12 (1933-1945). Given that National Socialism is once again rising in society and is being promoted by governments using the “refugee crisis” as flashpoint, and given that Hitler- the man who popularized National Socialism- failed miserably, what is to think that the end result will be different?
BUT THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT…
…said every failure throughout history. However, the consequences of these failures are long reaching, and sometimes permanent.
Protestantism destroyed Christendom and sowed the seeds of ethnonationalism.
The First World War destroyed Europe completely and severely weakened Christianity there.
The Second World War destroyed Europe completely- again- and pushed the majority of the people who barely had any faith left into apostasy. Additionally, Europeans basically stopped reproducing- fertility rates dropped and have continued to plummet at the same time that Europe has been bringing in millions of Muslims to do their work in the same way that Americans have brought in millions of Hispanic peoples to do their work.
Christianity is non-existent in most of Europe, the Churches there are basically museums, and the people don’t have children. Islam is everywhere, mosques are opening up continually, and the Muslims are having children. Both Muslims and secular Europeans strongly detest Christianity, and Christians from many European nations- including former Muslims who have come to Europe and become Christians- are finding themselves under greater social pressure to deny Christ.
This story in the UK is not a fluke accident, nor it is just part of a long-term pattern. Nor is it about “migrants” or just “Muslims.” It is the manifestation of the formal rejection of Christianity of all types from British society beginning with the Protestant Revolution and now is culminating in its final stages, which is a return to paganism or, as we have repeatedly noted, the culmination of heresy by the rise of Islam.
This is just one case, but it is a look into the future of how Christians will be treated in society, including in America. Once upon a time Christians had to worship in secret in the catacombs of Italy for fear of persecution, and that ended thanks to Constantine. However, as the society leaves the Faith and formally completes it apostasy, so once again may Christians toady have to follow in the pattern of the Christians of the ancient world. After all, if Christianity has disappeared a little more after the First and Second World Wars, what will a Third World War bring…
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Rescue Christians is a charity founded in 2006. The initial mission was two-fold: to educate the public concerning the threat of fundamentalist Islam and terrorism, and to expose government corruption concerning the infiltration of Islamists into our government. This work continues.
In 2009, after a case of false Blasphemy was referred to us from Pakistan we inquired with many organizations that touted themselves as helping the persecuted Christians. After extensive research we discovered to our disappointment that none of these organizations had any interest in actually saving people from their fate. We decided that despite our lack of expertise at that time, it was our duty as Christians and Jews under the command of the Lord to undertake our best efforts to try and save as many Christian (and Jews if necessary) people as possible both from slavery and persecution.
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The government of Bangladesh recently changed a law to that has forced two hundred Christian organizations to shut down for being Christian under the guise of ‘fighting terrorism’ according to a recent report:
…the Bangladeshi government has indirectly shut down 200 operating Christian NGOs since the Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Bill, 2016 (FDRB) was passed into law October 2016.
The crackdown on NGOs comes in response to Bangladesh’s major terrorist attack last year.
At the beginning of last month, the country marked its first anniversary since the Holey Artisan Bakery and Café in Dhaka was attacked by Islamic extremists. At least 20 people were murdered in the tragedy, including foreigners.
Despite a previous increase in terrorist activity, this strike was the first major terrorist attack Bangladesh had experienced in years. Nevertheless, it was a ringing gong that awoke the country to the dangers within its borders.
And what many may not realize is that funding for terrorist activities was once able to enter Bangladesh under the disguise of foreign aid. To counter this elusive funding scheme, Bangladesh’s government has made it harder for NGOs in the country, particularly religious ones, to receive foreign aid.
Now, under the FDRB, in order for an NGO to receive foreign funds and perform activities, NGOs much register with NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB). What the FDRB essentially does is it gives the NGOAB the ability to decide which NGOs can receive funding or not.
While the NGOAB does have a list of requirements and/or violations that can either grant or cancel an NGO’s ability to register with the NGOAB, one of the most influential of these is the fact that NGOs cannot “[make] derogatory comments about the Constitution and constitutional institutions’ of Bangladesh, including the Offices of the President, the Prime Minister, the Parliament, or the Supreme Court…” according to the Library of Congress.
The ambiguous “derogatory comments” give leeway for the NGOAB to decide which NGOs’ registrations can be canceled, even without seemingly hard and incriminating evidence. However, according to FMI’s Bruce Allen, there seems to be an approval sweet-spot for certain types of religious NGOs.
“If you’re an organization, even if you’re a Christian mission agency or NGO, providing non-religious services such as a hospital or relief work [and] things like that, and your services are available to anyone in Bangladesh, then you’re able to continue to operate in Bangladesh,” Allen shares.
“So what they were really clamping down on was just overt religious activity, so things that were geared specifically for the Christian community.” (source, source)
Pastor Harjot Sethi was street preaching the Gospel when a mob of Hindus attacked him. The dragged him into the streets and beat him with metal poles and wooden sticks according to a recent report:
A Christian pastor in India and members of his ministry team were reportedly attacked with poles and sticks by members of a fundamentalist Hindu organization during a Gospel outreach event in the state of Rajasthan last Wednesday, according to a London-based charity.
The British Asian Christian Association, a group that aids persecuted Christians throughout Asia and was formerly known as the British Pakistani Christian Association, has reported that Pastor Harjot Sethi of the Christ Power Ministry Society was attacked by members of the Hindu fundamentalist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
The attackers, who were allegedly armed with metal poles and wooden sticks, assaulted the group of Christians when they were holding a Christian outreach event in Dabli Rathan, which is the largest village in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan.
Sethi told BACA’s lead officer in India, Pastor Naresh Pau, that the attackers waited until he began speaking at the event before they began their assault against members of the outreach’s organizing team and the pastor.
Sethi’s wife, Arvinderjot, was also reportedly slapped during the attack but was able to escape. She ran to the local police station to report the assault.
According to BACA, the pastor was the extremists’ main focus during the attack but members of the church eventually shielded the wounded Sethi from the extremists. Sethi sustained multiple injuries, including a severe injury to his head and a fractured leg.
BACA reports that at least four of the attackers have been arrested and identified as RSS members. BACA believes Sethi’s wife helped save his life by alerting police.
“I thought I would die. These men came rushing at me as soon as I started speaking and I was hit on the head. I passed out temporarily which only excited the RSS goons more I am told,” Sethi told BACA. “The attackers started beating me more intensely whilst I was on the floor.”
Sethi’s mother told BACA that her son was struck on the head with metal poles and that God gave him mercy and protection.
“My Son was simply sharing God’s message of hope through accepting Christ our Lord and Saviour. The hooligans waited for him to start speaking and rushed to kill him,” Sethi’s mother told BACA in a phone call. “They were armed with weapons and were beating him hard and any others that tried to stop the violence. I was terrified and had to watch from afar unable to do anything.”
Sethi told BACA that police officers were initially hesitant to take action against the attackers and were only looking to restore peace.
“So my colleagues asked me to produce videos about the attack and we shared them on social media to galvanise support for justice,” Sethi said. “Christians in India are suffering an increasing amount of animosity since the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) regime secured victory in the national elections of 2014. Life is becoming increasingly untenable and we pray for change to come.”
Eventually, the authorities were forced to take action after pressure was applied by Christian advocates and public demonstrators.
According to Open Doors USA, India ranks as the 15th worst nation in the world when it comes to Christian persecution. Open Doors also attributes the BJP party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory in 2014 to an increase in Hindu extremism, adding that the “level of impunity has gone up markedly.” Christians make up just about 2 percent of India’s total population.
“This unprovoked attack on a Christian Pastor before many visitors is an attack on religious freedom. It resonates with the hatred Christians face on a daily basis in a nation that is becoming increasingly polarized under Modi’s government,” BACA Chairman Wilson Chowdhry said in a statement. “Pastor Harjot has bravely spoken out and helped shed light on the growing intolerance in India despite the personal risk to himself. Christians across the globe must pray for justice and safety for Pastor Harjot.” (source)
An 18-year-old Christian man was arrested after Muslims accused him of burning pages of a Koran. He ‘confessed’ to doing after being ‘interrogated’ by Pakistani police, and now he may face the death penalty according to a recent report:
An 18-year-old Christian in Pakistan has been arrested and imprisoned for allegedly burning pages of the Quran, the Islamic holy book, and could potentially face the death penalty under the country’s strict blasphemy laws.
Al Jazeera reported on Sunday that police in Jam Kayk Chattha village in central Punjab province arrested Asif Massih on the night of August 12 on blasphemy charges.
Local police official Pervaiz Iqbal told AFP news agency: “When the police took the suspect into custody and brought him to a police check-post, a crowd of around 200 men gathered outside … demanding the culprit be handed over to them.”
“We then secretly moved the culprit to the police station in Wazirabad where he was interrogated and confessed to his crime.”
Massih allegedly tore off pages of the Quran outside a shrine, which under section 295-B of Pakistan’s penal code, could mean the death penalty.
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has said that there are 40 people on death row or serving life sentences for blasphemy in Pakistan.
USCIRF ranked Pakistan among the top five countries with the strictest blashpemy laws in the world in a report last week, but warned that such laws are often used to target religious minorities.
“Advocates for blasphemy laws may argue that they are needed in order to protect religious freedom, but these laws do no such thing. Blasphemy laws are wrong in principle, and they often invite abuse and lead to assaults, murders, and mob attacks. Wherever they exist, they should be repealed,” USCIRF Chairman Daniel Mark wrote.
Al Jazeera noted that since 1990, at least 71 people in Pakistan have been killed by hardline vigilantes and mobs that have taken blasphemy laws into their own hands.
The cases included one instance in November 2014, when a Christian couple was burned to death by a mob after they were accused of having desecrated the Quran, though the claim was later proven to be false.
Pastors have also reportedly been arrested and tortured in prison. Nawab Bibi, the wife of pastor Zafar Bhatti, revealed in May that her husband is being tortured every day while serving out a life sentence due to blasphemy.
“There have been numerous attempts to kill my husband — he is bullied everyday and he is not safe from inmates and prison staff alike. Every day I worry that I will receive word that he is dead, this worry is making me age very quickly,” Bibi told the British Pakistani Christian Association at the time.
Mehdi Hasan, chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, has also called on blasphemy laws to be changed or abolished.
“This law is being misused by people to take revenge against their opponents, and it is very easy to charge anyone for blasphemy,” Hasan said. (source)