By Theodore Shoebat
The support of the Islamic revolutions in Syria, Libya, and Egypt, is indication as to the Left’s alliance with Muslims to dechristianize the world, and to kill Christians.
Jihadists have just seized control of Maaloula, one of the most ancient villages in Christianity. The Muslims, after advancing over the area, attacked churches and killed Christians to the cries of “Allahu Akbar!” One man recounted:
“They shot and killed people. I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village”
According to one witness, five Christians were seized and told
“Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded.”
A native said that Maaloula “is a ghost town. Where is President Obama to see what befallen on us?” He is trying to organize an attack on Syria, which will only enable more the rebels to overrun the country and slaughter more Christians, and the Left is just thirsty for the blood of the saints.
Watch a video of this poor woman from Maaloula weeping because of the devastation caused by the Muslim heretics on her village, business, and family, and tell me if you think Obama and the rest of Leftist heretics sincerely care about freedom, and Christian lives:
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There are Christian leaders in Syria already saying that a military intervention will only help the jihadists and be detrimental to the Christians. Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo said
“We heard a lot about democracy and freedom from the U.S. in Iraq, and we see now the results — how the country came to be destroyed … The first to lose were the Christians of Iraq.”
In Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood is already imposing jizya (taxation on non-Muslims) on an immense amount of Christians. The Muslims are forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in south Minya province to pay jizya.
Fr. Yunis Shawqi said that “without exception,” the villagers are being imposed with these burdensome taxes. He also added that “some are being expected to pay 200 Egyptian pounds per day, others 500 Egyptian pounds per day…”
There have been instances in which Christians who have not payed the tax had to endure the kidnapping and assaults of their relatives.
Similarly, in Syria a Christian man was given several choices: become Muslim, pay a $70,000 jizya, or be killed along with his family. One Christian in Iraq, named Androus,received this message by phone:
“Because you are infidels, you have to pay jizya … Either you pay jizya, or we will kill you or your son.”
Why would the sinister servants of the devil’s kingdom, be interested in these particular Christian areas? Because these are amongst the most ancient lands of Christian history. Christians in Syria can, without mistake, affirm a direct succession from Christ and the Apostles.
St. Matthew wrote that before the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, Christ’s fame
“went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.” (Matthew 4:24)
St. Luke recounts how churches in Syria were confirmed by the Apostles:
“And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.” (Acts 15:40-41)
St. Paul writes of how “he came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia” (Galatians 1:21).
The Faith is being attacked not only theologically, but physically, and the attack is universal.
The heretics want to extinguish Christianity in both the East and the West. Just look at whats happening in the US Air Force, where Christians are being investigated and fired for their views on homosexuality.
In Lackland Air Force Base, a woman commander went against Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk because he protested her punishing an instructor for expressing religious disagreement of homosexuality. She ordered Monk to say his opinions on homosexuality, and he was then let go of his position. He stated:
“I was relieved of my position because I don’t agree with my commander’s position on gay marriage … We’ve been told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy.”
This is a sodomite inquisition, and the sodomites love discrimination against Christians, and they uphold “anti-discrimination” law to conduct their tyranny.
When a discrimination complaint was filed, did the sodomites gather around to support this Christian? Did ant-discrimination laws come into play? No. Instead, Monk had to hear his Miranda Rights and was accused of reporting false statements. The sodomites are too busy harassing Christian bakers, photographers, and pastors, to be helping an overpowered solider.
The accusations against Monk are a court martial offense, he could be completely uprooted from the military, and its been reported by a local pastor, Steve Branson, that as many as a half a dozen of his Air Force congregants are being persecuted for their Christian views on homosexuality.
This same wretched commander also disapproved of a certain chaplain giving the benediction at her promotion ceremony, as Monk recounts:
“She said she wanted a chaplain but objected to one particular chaplain that she called a bigot because he preached that homosexuality is a sin”
Is it any wonder that the people who are desiring, and doing, persecution in the the West, are helping the persecutors in the Middle East. That is because both the heretic progressives of America, and the heretic Muslims, both aspire to destroy Christianity. Don’t forget what Christ foretold:
“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. “(Matthew 24:9)