Christian Bishop In Iraq Asks President Trump ‘Please Help Us, We Have 100.000 People That Need Vital Assistance After The Genocide Caused By ISIS’

Christian Bishop In Iraq Asks President Trump ‘Please Help Us, We Have 100.000 People That Need Vital Assistance After The Genocide Caused By ISIS’

The Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, Iraq has asked President Trump for help with Iraq’s remaining Christians that have survived the brutality of ISIS. According to a recent report, there are 100,000 Christians left, all of who are in need of vital assistance:

The Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, Bashar Warda, is urging President Donald Trump to help 20,000 Iraqi Christian families that have been driven out of their homes following attacks and dangers from Islamic extremists.

Warda told AFP in an interview published on Tuesday that 20,000 Iraqi Christian families, or around 100,000 people, still need vital assistance following years of attacks by Islamic radicals and other conflicts that have driven them out of their homes.

“This is a just case,” Warda said in his plea to the Trump administration.

“They are persecuted, they are marginalized and they are in need,” he said of the Christians.

The Chaldean and Syriac people of the Nineveh Plains in Iraq are seeing an opportunity to rebuild their lives following significant territorial victories against the Islamic State terror group, but more aid is needed to see them return home.

Statistics have shown that as few as 200,000 Christians remain in Iraq, down from close to 1.5 million in 2003, before the fall of dictator Saddam Hussein.

Christians and other minorities, such as the Yazidis, have been slaughtered in IS’ genocidal campaign, and have found themselves in the crosshairs of other geopolitical conflicts.

Warda called on the U.S. to step up its efforts in helping believers, noting that European nations, such as Hungary and Poland, have greatly contributed to the cause.

“You are not just helping them because they are Christians, but because they have been persecuted and left behind,” the bishop said.

A number of Christian humanitarian organizations have pointed out that despite verbal promises, little international aid has reached the suffering Christians.

“We don’t see anything. It’s not happening,” William Hollander, who partners with persecution watchdog group Open Doors, told The Christian Post in an interview in October.

“The big frustration for the Christians and everybody at the moment is that [they] are being betrayed by the political powers,” and again are in a situation where they have to run to refugee camps, he added.

Trump’s administration has made attempts to step up its aid efforts, and last month The Christian Post reported that Vice President Mike Pence announced that the State Department has been ordered to send U.S. aid directly to faith-based organizations actively supporting Christians and other religious minorities on the ground.

Although the U.S. has already given more than $1 billion in humanitarian aid and hundreds of millions in reconstruction aid, much of that has been funneled through the United Nations.

Warda revealed that there has been some good news, with close to 4,000 families returning home to Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest mainly-Christian community, and beginning work to rebuild the town.

He told AFP that many smaller villages on the frontline between Iraqi government forces and Kurdish militia are at risk, however.

“It’s a political issue, and we hope that it will be solved via dialogue,” Wards said about the Iraqi-Kurdish conflict.

“Everyone knows violence is not the way to settle these issues.

“In fact any military act in these areas would damage the whole reputation of the area and this would mean that the Christians would leave,” he added.

Warda told CP in October 2016 that Christian hopes rose in Iraq following increased efforts to liberate captured territories from IS.

He revealed at the time that his diocese is mainly receiving aid from churches, bishop conferences and religious organizations like Aid to the Church in Need and Knights of Columbus.

“Those are the ones who are helping Christians around the world. Churches are the only ones who are helping us,” he said back then. “We haven’t received any funds by the government. They don’t care because of the corruption, because they are busy with so many other issues.” (source)

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Muslim Gang Breaks Into Christian Widow’s Home And Beats Her And Her Children Until There Is Blood Splattered All Over The House, They Tell Them ‘You Are A Disgrace To Our Clan- You Must Renounce Christ Or Die’

Muslim Gang Breaks Into Christian Widow’s Home And Beats Her And Her Children Until There Is Blood Splattered All Over The House, They Tell Them ‘You Are A Disgrace To Our Clan- You Must Renounce Christ Or Die’

A Somali Muslim gang, embarrassed that several members of their ‘clan’ were Christians, broke into a Christian widow’s home and beat her and her three children so badly that blood was splattered all over the walls. They demanded the mother stop taking her children to church and threatened to murder them all if they continued:

Hard-line Muslims on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya attacked a Christian widow’s children, ages 13, 17 and 21, leaving two of them seriously injured and still in pain 11 days after the assault, sources said.

Hadiya (surname withheld), an immigrant from Somalia, had not yet returned from a trip to a funeral when the assailants of Somali descent broke into her home at a town (undisclosed for security reasons) outside of Nairobi, at 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 17.

Hadiya’s 17-year-old daughter was asleep in her room, while the brothers (siblings’ names withheld for security reasons) were asleep in the front room, when the Muslim gang knocked on their door, the older brother told Morning Star News. The brothers asked who was at the door.

Refusing to identify themselves, the Muslims smashed a window, the older brother said.

“We have warned you several times to stop taking the children to church,” one shouted, he said. “You have become an embarrassment to our clan as well as the entire Muslim community. We are here today to finish you and your children.”

Their sister began screaming as the assailants broke in through the window, and the three siblings tried to escape through the door, Hadiya said. The gang beat them so much that blood was found throughout the front room, a Christian neighbor told Morning Star News.

Neighbors soon arrived and rescued the three children.

“When we arrived at the scene of the incident, the attackers fled,” the neighbor told Morning Star News. “We took the three to a nearby clinic before their mother arrived and then transferred them to a government health center, where the youngest child was discharged, while two who were seriously injured were admitted for four days.”

The younger brother suffered injuries to his left leg, neck and chest, while the older brother sustained injuries to his head, chest and back from a blunt object and remains very weak, according to the neighbor. Their sister, who received heavy blows and kicks, bled from her nose and sustained a rib injury, he said. A doctor’s reports corroborated his assessment of the injuries.

A recent follow-up visit to the doctor showed the older brother and sister need X-rays as they remain in continuous pain, Hadiya told Morning Star News by phone.

“We are living in great fear and experience sleepless nights,” she said. “It is not safe for us to stay in this particular place. We need prayers and financial help at this difficult moment.”

Having fled Somalia more than 13 years ago after the death of her husband, Hadiya has eight children – two from remarriage, though her second husband recanted his Christian faith amid a wave of persecution and returned to Somalia in 2010.

Somalis generally believe all Somalis are Muslims by birth and that consequently any Somali who becomes a Christian can be charged with apostasy, punishable by death. Kenya ranked 18th on Christian support organization Open Doors’ 2017 World Watch List of the 50 countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.

Hadiya said her family has suffered various attacks since embracing Christ. After she filed a police complaint about an attack by Somali Muslims in Kenya in 2014, no fewer than 10 Islamic elders visited her to warn that she was risking her life by doing so.

Last year Somali Muslims attacked another of her adult sons, beating him unconscious.

Muslim Somalis in Nairobi had seriously injured the same son on Oct. 27, 2011, after they learned that family members had become Christian. The Somali neighbors hit him with a metal bar on his forehead and face, and he lost two teeth and sustained knife wounds to his hand. They left him for dead.

“My family has experienced difficult times since the time we embraced the Christian faith, but God has been always coming to our rescue and meeting our needs,” Hadiya said. “We are grateful to the church and good Samaritans who have stood with my family in trying moments. We are at crossroads. But how long will this kind of life and persecution continue?”

She called for the government to offer protection.

“We will not recant the Christian faith,” she said. “We will continue putting our faith in God.” (source)

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Indian Christians Beaten By Pagans, Illegally Jailed For Praying With Hindu Woman, They Said ‘God Has Been With Us In Jail And We Are Joyous For It’

Indian Christians Beaten By Pagans, Illegally Jailed For Praying With Hindu Woman, They Said ‘God Has Been With Us In Jail And We Are Joyous For It’

Several Indian Christians were preaching Christ when a Hindu woman came to them for prayer. When the people found out, they attacked the Christians, and the police came, beat them, and jailed them. The missionaries were just released, where they praised God for their time in jail and being able to preach Christ and have said the woman they prayed with has found new faith in Jesus according to a recent report:

Six Christians facing false charges, two of them beaten by police, were jailed for a month for praying for a sick woman in eastern India, they said.
After tribal Gondi villagers in Simdega District, Jharkhand state, attacked the Christians on Sept. 16, officers at the local police station refused to listen to the victims and hit two young men among them, 25-year-old Sajan Majhi and Kalender Majhi, 20, they said.

“The police hit Sajan Majhi and Kalender Majhi repeatedly,” said one of those arrested, 35-year-old Dasrath Karketta. “They didn’t give us a chance to speak. If they inquired of us, we could have explained what happened exactly, but they didn’t; instead, they scarred the face of Kalender Majhi. He bled also.”

The police beating followed the thrashing the Christians received from Hindu extremists in Ghosra village, who attacked them while they were praying for healing for the wife of Bikhru Majhi, sources said. Officers jailed the Christians and charged them with “promoting enmity between classes” and insulting religion. They spent a month in jail before being released on bail.

“We spent one month in jail joyously – we sang hymns, read the Bible, prayed and worshipped together in jail,” Karketta said. “We shared the gospel with other inmates in the district jail. There also, people came to Christ. We strongly felt the Lord was using us for His work and were happy about it.”

Karketta, the two young men and James Ba, 30, Balmuni Kumari, 19, and Jagdish Majhi, 50, went to the home of Bikhru Majhi after he asked them to pray for his wife, Nitu Devi, sources said.

“Bikhru Majhi heard our testimonies,” Karketta said. “He was amazed at how I got healed, and he wanted prayers for his wife.”

Before winning a battle against cancer, Karketta had visited several hospitals for treatment, exhausting his family’s financial resources, he said.

“We spent lot of money to a point that there was nothing left in our house, even no food for our children to eat,” Karketta said. “When I came to Christ, I got rid of all ailments, and now I am working, providing for my family and leading my life in Christ: ‘It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.”’

Bikhru Majhi is Hindu but believes Christ can heal, and he routinely invites Christians to pray for his wife, who has long been ill, said Singhray Kullu, former pastor of the church in Ghosra village that the arrested Christians attend.

“Bikhru believes the prayers can heal her,” he said.

At around 8 p.m. on Sept. 16, a throng of Hindu villagers surrounded Bikhru Majhi’s house as the Christians prayed for his wife, said the only woman among the six arrested, Balmuni Kumari.

“They surrounded us and started beating the Christian brothers and me,” she told Morning Star News. “We told them it’s not conversion, we only came to pray for a sick woman.”

The villagers were furious, Karketta said.

“We tried telling them, ‘We did not come to murder, or get drunk, or steal, we came to pray at the request of Bikhru, and if this act of us offends you, we ask for forgiveness, please forgive us,’” Karketta said. “We tried our best to make peace, but they did not listen. They beat us, screaming, “Where is your God? Where is your Jesus? What can He do? Call him right now. We also want to see what He can do.’”

At around 11 p.m., police arrived and arrested the Christians, he said. They were taken to T. Tangar Police Station.

“We all are daily laborers, we depend on our earnings each day for our bread,” Karketta said. “From where arises the question of paying people and converting them?”

James Ba and Kalender Majhi of Banspahar village, Jagdish Majhi of Latapani village and Balmuni Kumari of Tukupani Baanstoli village were released on bail on Oct. 16. Dasrath Karketta of Khijri village and Sajan Majhi of Farsapani village were released on bail on Oct. 17. (source)

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Muslim Terrorists Kidnap Seven Innocent Farm Workers While They Were Sleeping, Tie Them Up And Slaughter Them

Muslim Terrorists Kidnap Seven Innocent Farm Workers While They Were Sleeping, Tie Them Up And Slaughter Them

Muslim Terrorists kidnapped seven farm workers while they were sleeping, tied them up and slaughtered them according to a recent report:

Days after 50 people were killed in an attack in a Mosque, gunmen suspected of being Boko Haram jihadists have shot dead seven men working on a farm in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state.

The gunmen disguised as security personnel attacked the men around 3:00 am (local time) while they were sleeping at a farm in the village of Sabon Gari in the Gombi district. The victims were shot at close range with their hands tied behind their backs.

“The gunmen killed seven of the eight men who went to work on my farm. Only one escaped,” said farmer owner Yakubu Sarkin-Baka, also head of the local hunters’ union.

The victims were all members of the hunters union in Gombi, 140 kilometres from the state capital Yola, who went to Sarkin-Baka’s farm earlier in the day to harvest corn and decided to stay the night and finish the work the following morning, he said.

“They were found with their hands tied behind their back and bullet holes in their heads,” Sarkin-Baka said.

“The only survivor told us they mistook the attackers for security men,” he added.
Sarkin-Baka declined to say who was behind the attack but an uncle of one of the victims put the blame on Boko Haram jihadists.

“It is clearly the work of Boko Haram on a revenge mission,” Usman Zakari said. “No one would shoot dead seven people in such a cruel manner except Boko Haram.”

He said Sarkin-Baka and his group of hunters had been effectively fighting Boko Haram alongside the Nigerian military which prevented the jihadists from establishing a foothold in the area. In November 2014 Boko Haram fighters briefly seized Gombi but were repelled by the military with the aid of local hunters from the town.
The Islamists made a failed attempt to retake the town two months later but were pushed back by troops and hunters who launched an extensive manhunt and forced Boko Haram to pull out of the area.

On Tuesday at least 50 worshippers were killed when a teenage suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque during morning prayers in the town of Mubi, 59 kilometres away. In January last year a suicide attack on a grain market in Gombi, also blamed on Boko Haram, left eight people dead. Boko Haram was also suspected in that attack. The Islamist militants have been waging an insurgency in northern Nigeria since 2009 which has left at least 20,000 people dead and more than 2.6 million others homeless.

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Major Christian Leader In India Begs ‘Please, Save Our Nation From These Nationalists, They Are Going To Slaughter Us’

Major Christian Leader In India Begs ‘Please, Save Our Nation From These Nationalists, They Are Going To Slaughter Us’

A major Christian leader in India, concerned about the rise of nationalism and the anti-Christian attacks being made by them, as begged for help from fellow Christians and people of good will to “save our nation from nationalist forces” according to a recent report:

Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly polls, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Gandhinagar has written a letter urging members of the Christian community to save the country from “nationalist forces” as he said the “democratic fabric” of the country was at stake, amidst growing “sense of insecurity” among minorities.

Indirectly targeting the ruling BJP in the state, Archbishop Thomas Macwan appealed to the minority community to help elect those candidates, who respect every human being without discrimination, to the state Assembly.

He said the nationalist forces were “on the verge of taking over the country”, which is why the Gujarat elections could make a difference.

In an official communique dated November 21, Macwan appealed to the Christians to organise prayer services in parishes and convents “so that we may have such people elected to the Gujarat Assembly, who would remain faithful to the Indian Constitution and respect every human being without any sort of discrimination”.

“The democratic fabric of the country is at stake amidst growing sense of insecurity among the minorities, Other Backward Class (OBC), Backward Class, poor, etc,” he said.

“The results of this election are significant and will have its repercussion and reverberation throughout our beloved nation. It will influence the future course of our country.

“We are aware that the secular and democratic fabric of our country is at stake. Human rights are being violated. The constitutional rights are being trampled. Not a single day goes without an attack on our churches, church personnel, faithfuls or institutions,” he said.

“The recitation of the Holy Rosary at individual, community, family and parish levels will be of great help.
Encourage your faithful to pray the Rosary,” he said.

In the letter, the Archbishop has also cited examples of how such prayers saved Europe during the victory at Lepanto (referring to the battle of 1571 in which Holy League of Venetian and Spanish empires defeated Ottoman Empire in the Gulf of Patras), and how “protecting hand of our beloved Mother Mary defeated communist governments and dictators in a number of countries”. (source)

Nationalism is currently rising in popularity and is set to rise for some time. This will lead to nothing but trouble because the nationalism of today, while it connects to a real search for a sense of history and past that many feel has been either lost, stolen, or stripped from them, will be nothing more than a pathway to another world war that will dwarf the horrors of the 20th century. This is because just like with the previous world wars, their cause is rooted in the abandonment of Christianity that began centuries ago with the acceptance of the heresy that the Church is merely a special extension of the government and society. This contrasts with the traditional Catholic view that in all societies there are three “estates”- the government, the Church, and the governed, and it is the Church that acts as both a unifying force and a barrier separating the government and the governed so that neither party can take power and subject the other to abuse.

This is the essence of all the nationalist movements that we see today, for to them Christianity is at best an ornament on the artifice of government, which acts as the creator of moranity and the church the enforcer of the state morality. When taken to its logical end, the government eventually discards the Church and designates itself as the organ by which right and wrong is articulated, thus making the government into a god and obedience to that government’s decrees an act of worship. This was the problem faced by Christians during the Roman Empire prior to the conversion of the Empire under Constantine, and this problems reared itself again in a major way beginning with Martin Luther, for it is was he who wanted the creation of ‘a German church for a German people,’ and thus as the author Peter Wiener notes, called Luther the spiritual ancestor whose philosophies over the centuries blossomed until they culminated in the actions of Hitler and his National Socialist state.

India is currently going through the same problems that we have warned are reappearing in Germany and Japan. Driven by Hindu “saffron terrorists,” their basis is in the fact that Hinduism is a nationalist religion just as how the National socialists of Germany and Japan openly admit that the reason they honor pagans of old such as the Spartans, Odin, Freyr, or Ameratsu, is because their religion is one of worship of their people, race, and land. It is simply the paganism of the ancient world repackaged in a modern context, with technical advancements and a few other lingusitic and cultural differences owing to time and place but with the same philosophical basis as its support. There is no difference between the pagans of old and the neopaganism of today as far as its philosophy and intentions are concerned.

The pagan Hindus have made explicitly clear that they want to create “Hindutva,” which is the Hindu equivalent of Hitler’s Aryan race. Hindutva is the “perfect” Hindu state, and the way that these nationalists believe they are going to attain “Hindutva” is to massacre all non-Hindus or “imperfect” Hinuds as part of a great “cleansing” just as how Germany mass murdered the Slavic peoples as well as its own citizens in the name of “purifying” its nation.

As Pope Pius XII pointed out in his famous encyclical Mit Brennender Sorge, it is good for a man to be happy with and support one’s nation and seek its best interest. However, one cannot support one’s nation an in doing so to deny the humanity of other men or use it as a weapon to exploit others for private gain at their clear and destructive loss.

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