Major Christian Aid Group Declares ‘Most Of The Money Supposed To Help Christians Either Disappeared Or Never Came’- We Told You This Would Happen

Major Christian Aid Group Declares ‘Most Of The Money Supposed To Help Christians Either Disappeared Or Never Came’- We Told You This Would Happen

We at Rescue Christians have maintained that in Iraq, what remains for Christians of good will to do is to help the survivors get out of Iraq and to a safe place where they can rebuild their lives and in the future- with the grace of God- eventually bring the Faith back to that area. The genocide committed by ISIS was so extensive and given the rise of Turkey and the continued instability in Iraq, this is the only humane option, for it is to save those left from a near certain death. Many people did not like it when we said this, but in addition to getting people to return and keeping them safe, the infrastructure and economy was so badly destroyed that it will require a large amount of foreign money to be continually injected into these areas to have any hope of rebuilding them. Likewise, we said that the promises of “aid” to these Christians was at best verbal, because little to nothing would most likely actually reach them.

Now other Christian aid groups are beginning to allude to similar conclusions. According to a recent report, most of the money that was supposed to go to “rebuild” or was promised verbally has mysteriously disappeared or never materialize, with little to nothing actually reaching the people as they continue to live in misery and just hope for the best:

Christians in Iraq have been unable to celebrate the defeats of the Islamic State terror group for long, said a Christian worker who has been aiding the church there for more than 10 years, noting that they have received nothing but “lip service” in terms of actual help from Western countries.

William Hollander, who partners with persecution watchdog Open Doors to support churches and persecuted Christians in Iraq and the region, told The Christian Post in a phone interview on Friday that broken promises and renewed threats are keeping the fate of the dwindling believers very much uncertain.

“They celebrated last year after Qaraqosh was liberated. People were very happy. But then they found out that the majority of the homes were destroyed, or needed a lot of repairs,” Hollander said, noting that the celebrations turned into depression.

He noted that for the past three years, a number of Western countries have pledged to help the Christians in Iraq and the Middle East, who are greatly in need of aid to rebuild their homes. But so far, the Christian community has not received “anything.”

“We don’t see anything. It’s not happening,” Hollander said. “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.

His comments come just days after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced that the days of Christians receiving little to no help from the U.S. government to rebuild their ancient communities “are over.”

In a speech at an In Defense of Christians dinner last week, Pence said that President Donald Trump has ordered the State Department to enable U.S. aid funding to go directly to faith-based organizations actively supporting Christians and other religious minorities displaced by the Islamic State.

Until now, all U.S. humanitarian and reconstruction aid funding for Iraq had to be funnelled through the United Nations and though the U.S. has given more than $1 billion in humanitarian aid and hundreds of millions in reconstruction aid, little has actually reached the Christian communities.

Only a handful of small organizations in Iraq are helping Christians rebuild their homes and supporting people to go back to school, according to Hollander.

“One of the reasons we are on the ground,” he said, is to oppose the persecution of Christians, and to support believers who have decided to stay in Iraq despite the big challenges.

While Christians began to return to their towns slowly in the summer, many have again been forced out, he noted.

“On one side, they are hopeful they can go back, and want to go back,” he said. On the other hand, they can recognize big dangers, as “they can see that ISIS might be defeated, but the ideology isn’t.”

IS has been driven out of a number of important cities for Christians, including Qaraqosh in Iraq and most recently Raqqa in Syria. Despite this, a number of charities, such as Aid to the Church in Need, have warned that unless there are concrete actions taken by world leaders, Christians in the Middle East might continue disappearing.

Hundreds of Christian families returning to the Niveveh Plains have again been forced to flee their homes following battles between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi soldiers earlier this month.

Hollander explained that such developments are a major setback, as aid groups have been encouraging people to come back, only for them to face renewed shelling and be forced to “run for their lives.”

The Christian population in Iraq has declined significantly, he said, from roughly 1.5 million from 2003 to around 200,000 today. He said that the “exodus” has also occurred in Syria during its civil war, with a once 1.7 million Christian population dwindling down to somewhere between 700,000 and 800,000.

Christians and other minorities have suffered heavily at the hands of Islamic terrorism, and he said that he has heard many stories of believers kidnapped, tortured and killed.

Followers of Christ have been killed even after their families paid ransoms to jihadis, and he noted that he has spoken to entire groups of believers where every single family has had a member kidnapped or killed.

Though IS may be losing territory now, Hollander warned that the threat of radical attacks is far from over.

“They are afraid of sleeper cells, people are very concerned,” he said, noting that “the crime rate is going up.”

“People are very concerned about everything that is happening.”

As The Daily Beast pointed out, local police and security service agencies have been tasked with rooting out ISIS sleeper cells but that is proving to be a very difficult task, with even authorities afraid of delivering justice due to fears of attacks.

Hollander said that despite everything they face, Christians are still 100 percent Iraqi citizens and are covered by the constitution of Iraq.

“So you should fight for your rights. You are on the same level (as other Iraqis),” he said, encouraing Christians there.

For those who want to help their brothers and sisters in Iraq, he first advised prayer.

“Prayer is a big thing. Many Christians have mentioned to us that for some unexplainable reason, they just feel that prayer has been supporting them,” he stated. source

Now is not the time to play games with people’s lives. These Christians have been through enough.

Help us help them emigrate to a place where they have a chance of a better life.

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Muslims Pelt Christians And Churches In Egypt With Stones, Government Responds By Closing Churches And Refuses To Prosecute The Muslims

Muslims Pelt Christians And Churches In Egypt With Stones, Government Responds By Closing Churches And Refuses To Prosecute The Muslims

Muslims have been attacking Christians and their churches with rocks in Egypt. After complaining to the police, the government stepped in and forcibly closed the churches and refuses to prosecute the Muslims according to a recent report:

Coptic Christians in Egypt have said that they have been pelted by rocks while the government in the southern province of Minya has closed down four churches this past month, much to the protest of the believers.

“We stayed silent for two weeks after the closure of a church hoping that the officials would do the job they were assigned to do by the state. However, this silence has led to something worse, as if prayer is a crime the Copts should be punished for. The Coptic Christians go to the neighboring villages to perform their prayers,” the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of Minya said in a statement, as reported on Sunday.

“What happened within two weeks, hasn’t happen over years; churches are closed, the Coptic Christians are being attacked and their property destroyed, and there is no deterrent. The bargaining and the balance are usually used under the name of peaceful coexistence. The Copts always pay the price of this coexistence, not the aggressors,” the statement continued.

It further called the reaction from Egyptian authorities “disappointing,” and argued that whenever there is an attack on Copts, aggressors are treated with impunity.

Coptic Christians have complained that they have been harassed and pelted with rocks at churches, Reuters noted.

The Minya security directorate has not yet commented on the statement from the Minya diocese. The government has vowed to protect Christians from violent Islamic attacks on a number of occasions, though Christians have complained that not enough is being done to secure their safety.

A number of families who have been forced to flee North Sinai said in a statement in May that they are “suffering” due to neglect.

“We are the families displaced from al-Arish to Port Said in February. We are living inside small rooms inside the youth camps and the aid building. We are suffering and none of the officials or the Port Said governor will listen to us,” the statement read at the time.

“As time passed, 28 families remained in the camps and aid buildings. Three months passed without any attention from the government or officials in Port Said. The governor then declared that there was a lack of residential houses to transfer the families to, in addition to a lack to jobs, which forced the martyr Nabil Saber to return to Arish, where he was killed — a message to every Copt thinking about returning.”

The statement came following a deadly attack by IS gunmen on a group of Copts traveling to a monastery in Minya, which left 29 believers dead and 24 others wounded.

Bishop Anba Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the U.K. also recently condemned the killing of priests in Egypt, such as the fate of Samaan Shehta, who was murdered in Cairo by a suspected IS radical.

“While recognizing that anger may often open a path to hatred or resentment, there are times at which it is a natural expression of a human emotion, and reaction to a sense of deep injustice. I am sure that I am not alone in my anger, but that it is shared by every law-abiding person of any belief and indeed of none, who has witnessed this vicious and inhumane attack,” Angaelos wrote about the killing. (source)

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Muslim Terrorists Kidnap Christian Woman And Her Children And Then Shoot Them In Captivity

Muslim Terrorists Kidnap Christian Woman And Her Children And Then Shoot Them In Captivity

A Christian woman and her two children were kidnapped earlier this week by Muslim terrorists in a village raid. After taking them captives, the terrorists shot all three of them to death in captivity according to a recent report:

A Christian woman and her two children were killed in north-central Nigeria last week, three days after a kidnapped priest was slain by his abductors in the southwestern part of the country, sources said.

Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday (Oct. 24) ambushed and shot to death Rebecca Daniel Choji, her 16-year-old daughter Suzanna Daniel Choji, and her 29-year-old son Joel Choji, in Jol village, Riyom Local Government Area (LGA) in Plateau state, as the family members were on their way to a health facility in Vwak village, sources said.

Suzanna and Joel Choji died immediately, while their mother succumbed to her gunshot wounds two days later at Plateau State Specialist Hospital in Jos, sources said.

Members of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) in Jol village, the three victims were being driven to a hospital by a relative, Dachung Yakubu, as Choji’s two children were ill. The herdsmen attacked at about 7 p.m. and also wounded Yakubu, who at this writing was in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Plateau State Specialist Hospital, sources said.

The attack was the latest by herdsmen on Christian communities in Plateau state’s Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Bokkos, and Bassa LGAs.

“We have been under attack constantly from these Fulani herdsmen because we are Christians,” Gyang Dahoro, 55, an area COCIN congregation elder, told Morning Star News by text message. “Our villages have been ravaged, and our houses and churches destroyed, and in most cases these herdsmen have taken over the villages where Christians have been displaced.”

He added that the woman and her two children were some of the “Christians killed in recent times as the herdsmen in collaboration with Boko Haram continue to invade our communities.”
The attack came a week after similar assaults were carried out in villages around Miango town, in Bassa LGA.

“We are saddened by yet another attack on our defenseless members in Jol who were on their way to visit a health care center,” Dachalom Datiri, COCIN president, told Morning Star News by phone. “All we can do is to keep praying for an end to these attacks and hope that Nigerian government can halt these senseless killings.”

Emmanuel Jugul, chairman of the Riyom Government Council Management Committee, confirmed the killing of the Christian woman and her two children and the wounding of the fourth relative, as did Tyopev Terna, police spokesman for the Plateau State Command.

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Muslim Man Murders His Own Sister After She Marries A Christian Man, Her Father Turns Around And Blames His Daughter For ‘Destroying His Family’

A Muslim man admitted to murdering his own sister after she married a Christian man to defend his ‘honor’ before his Muslim neighbors. When asked about it later, their father blamed his daughter marrying a Christian for ‘destroying his family’ and not his son’s actions according to a recent report:

A Pakistani man has admitted murdering his sister in an ‘honour killing’ because she married a Christian man.

Mubeen Rajhu, 24, from Lahore, shot Tasleem, 18, in the head at home in August after he discovered his Muslim sister had defied the family and married a Christian.

He had been taunted by co-workers who had seen Tasleem in their neighbourhood with the man.

Rajhu, who is from a poor neighbourhood on the northern edge of Lahore, is being held by police. He said he had demanded that his sister swear on the Quran that she would never marry the man. He said: ‘I told her I would have no face to show at the mill, to show to my neighbors, so don’t do it. Don’t do it. But she wouldn’t listen.

‘I could not let it go. It was all I could think about. I had to kill her. There was no choice. There was no yelling, no shouting. I just shot her dead.’

Ali Raza, a co-worker at the mill, said the taunting of Rajhu about his sister had gone on for months.

He said: ‘He used to tell us, “If you don’t stop, I will kill myself. Stop!” The guys here told him, “It would be better to kill your sister”.’

Raza said Rajhu told them he had bought a pistol and one day in August stopped coming to work.

Tasleem, 18, was shot in the head at home by her brother Mubeen on August 14
However, Tasleem’s father Mohammed Naseer Rajhu puts the blame on his daughter.

He said: ‘My family is destroyed. Everything is destroyed only because of this shameful girl. Even after death I am destroyed because of her.’ (source)

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Muslims Attack And Savagely Beat Random Christian Man In UK For Having A Cross Hanging In His Car

Tajamal Amar is a Pakistani Christian who fled to the UK to escape persecution in his native land. However, he was recently attacked by two random Muslim men as he was going to his car from a restaurant because he had a cross hanging in his car according to a recent report:

A 45-year-old Pakistani Christian man residing in Derby had to be taken to hospital after being assaulted outside a popular restaurant on Friday 20th October 2017. Read Derby Telegraph story (click here)

Tajamal Amar, a food delivery driver, suffered a broken nose along with several lacerations to his head and body after a group of Muslim men attacked without warning.

Mr Amar was rendered unconscious and woke approximately 5 hours later at Royal Derby Hospital where he was admitted overnight, after having been transported there by emergency services.

A local police spokesman said: “We were called to a report of an assault outside the Red Chilli restaurant, in Littleover, at around 8:45 pm on Friday.

“It was reported that a 45-year-old man had been kicked and punched.

“He was hospitalised at the Royal Derby Hospital with a broken nose and we have not yet arrested anyone in connection with the assault.”

Mr Amar, remembers being stared at by a group of Muslim men who seemed to be taking offence at the cross in his vehicle and the two large poppies that were displayed on the front of his car.

After this Mr Amar is not very clear on what happened but he seems to have been hit on top of the head and then suffered further violence as he lay on the floor unconscious.

He cannot specifically describe any of the attackers and police are seeking witnesses who saw the attack, which happened outside a very popular restaurant during peak hours on a Friday night.

Anyone who saw the attack or who could help the police with their inquiries should call 101 quoting reference 17000454535.

Mr Amar, said;

“Several times local Pakistani people in Derby have taken offence from the fact that I am Christian, when they first find out many stop talking to me. My wife and I have often been shunned.

“On the day of my attack the visible display of a cross in my car and two poppies just below the front bonnet, triggered the violence against me. I know this, because for a few days before the attack the same men, glared at me after they notice my Christian paraphernalia.

“I fled from Pakistan to escape violence such as this, but more and more the same violence is coming into Britain.

“Freedom of religion should be the right of any British citizen but today I feel unsafe, even then nothing will stop me going to church.

“I will pray for my attackers and hope they will change their hard-line approach to faith which is very dangerous for our society.”

Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association, said:

“This unprovoked attack on a Christian for simply displaying a cross and two large poppies is an example of the religious intolerance that some strands of radical Islam promote in Britain.

“An innocent man has been hospitalized, he has had to take several days off work, and now he is living in fear of further reprisals, simply for adhering to the Christian faith. (source)

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