My Earlier Post Was A Set-Up…

…because I wanted to get all the “you are wrong to persecute the Muslims and you are a bigot for even mentioning the violence of the religion” folks riled up.

And, as usual, there were strong defenses of the “victimized” religion of Islam. Yet, in fact, in almost all these stories, the practitioners of the “religion of peace” are the aggressors, the initiators of conflict.

So please tell us all how you feel about this:

Christians persecuted throughout the world

The latest bombing in Nigeria shows how Christians are increasingly suffering for their faith – and how their plight is being ignored

Imagine the unspeakable fury that would erupt across the Islamic world if a Christian-led government in Khartoum had been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Sudanese Muslims over the past 30 years. Or if Christian gunmen were firebombing mosques in Iraq during Friday prayers. Or if Muslim girls in Indonesia had been abducted and beheaded on their way to school, because of their faith.

Such horrors are barely thinkable, of course. But they have all occurred in reverse, with Christians falling victim to Islamist aggression. Only two days ago, a suicide bomber crashed a jeep laden with explosives into a packed Catholic church in Kaduna, northern Nigeria, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 100. The tragedy bore the imprint of numerous similar attacks by Boko Haram (which roughly translates as “Western education is sinful”), an exceptionally bloodthirsty militant group.

Other notable trouble spots include Egypt, where 600,000 Copts – more than the entire population of Manchester – have emigrated since the 1980s in the face of harassment or outright oppression.

Why is such a huge scourge chronically under-reported in the West? One result of this oversight is that the often inflated sense of victimhood felt by many Muslims has festered unchallenged. Take the fallout of last month’s protests around the world against the American film about the Prophet Mohammed. While most of the debate centred on the rule of law and the limits of free speech, almost nothing was said about how much more routinely Islamists insult Christians, almost always getting away with their provocations scot-free.

Innocence of Muslims, the production that spurred all the outrage, has been rightly dismissed as contemptible trash. What, though, of a website such as “Guardians of the Faith”, run by Salafist extremists in Cairo? Among many posts, it has carried an article entitled “Why Muslims are superior to Copts”. “Being a Muslim girl whose role models are the wives of the Prophet, who were required to wear the hijab, is better than being a Christian girl, whose role models are whores,” it declares. “Being a Muslim who fights to defend his honour and his faith is better than being a Christian who steals, rapes, and kills children.” Hateful messages breed hateful acts. Is it any surprise that mobs have set fire to one church after another across Egypt in recent years?

There’s your real persecution.

11 thoughts on “My Earlier Post Was A Set-Up…

  1. And, if one bothers to read the Bible, it tells us Christians will be persecuted world-wide toward the end. It also tells us there will be a world-wide religion that will force people to convert or lose their heads. And, finally, it tells us that there will come a time when people will kill Christians and think they are doing God’s work. All three of these happen in conjunction.

    Have you looked around at the world lately?

  2. I’ll tell ya how I feel, Pal Joey: Two wrongs don’t make a right. We’re on this earth to love one another; that is our goal. If we must defend ourselves against persecution and/or prejudices, then so be it. But truly, our mission is to serve our fellow man.

    If people started attacking Atheists, I’d take up for them. I’ve actually taken up for Jehovah Witnesses, Jews, Christians, Mormons, Muslims, blacks gays, Asians, &c. Unfortunately, since those Scientologists are all gonna burn in Hell, I refuse to take up for them. (That was some Kells humour because I’m in an incredibly foul mood.)

    Naturally, this was all due to your little “set-up” post. You shall pay for your insolence, M.!

    • Kells,

      Stop attacking the Westboro Baptist Church. I mean, you are always pointing out how they behave, and that is — BY YOUR STANDARD — an attack. You just said you should love them, so why don’t you? Why do you insist on hating them by pointing out what they do and how they act?

      And can you see the point I just made, or has your pride blinded you to the truth?

    • “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”

      Two negatives make a positive, and well all know … there is only 1 living Muslim terrorist in the world, right Kells?

    • Wow, what a defense of Islam. The first link is about a military contractor with nothing to do wit Christianity or Islam, the second is about Anders Brevik and his mass murder spree in Norway – a guy who is certifiably insane. Your story about the firebombing of the Corvallis masque, while wrong, still illustrates my point – later in the story there is this:

      The arson took place two days after the federal arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, a former Oregon State University student accused in an alleged terrorist plot in Portland. Mohamud, a Somali-born U.S. citizen who once worshipped at the Corvallis mosque, was arrested Nov. 26 on accusations he attempted to set off what he thought was a van full of explosives parked near Pioneer Courthouse Square during the annual holiday tree lighting. The bomb was a fake supplied by federal agents who had been investigating the teen for months.

      I’m not saying that this was a justification for firebombing the mosque but it is an indication that it was a reaction to an Muslim action and that guy wasn’t just driving around with an extra Molotov cocktail with nothing to do with it.

      As far as those evil Israelis beating up on the defenseless Muslims – this is from 2 days ago:

      A rocket fired from Gaza landed in Israel’s western Negev desert early Monday morning, bringing to 16 the number of projectiles unleashed by Palestinian militants into southern Israel, Israeli media reported.

      The rocket exploded in an open area. No injuries or damage were reported.

      The Israeli Air Force (IAF) hit back at targets in the Gaza Strip overnight on Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesperson Office said in a statement.

      A further 15 rockets fell overnight in the Eshkol Regional Council area following the IAF strike, Army Radio reported.

      Your “defense” has a few holes in it.

      Sooner or later you are going to have to pick a side because this conflict will not stop until one ideology or the other dominates – Islam has already proven that its agents will indiscriminately kill both believer and non-believer in pursuit of its goals (goals I might add that I believe are not religious but political).

      • I agree with your last sentence, always about territory or powerce; it’s never religious.
        Which is why I said last month that The Middle East needs an economic miracle, a Marshall Plan. We need to get these people working. A guy is less likely to bomb-suit up if he has a bonus check coming in a few weeks. No jihadist will blow himself to kingdom qum, not when he has two weeks of vacation time saved up. I have little idea as to how this could be accomplished, I admit, but it worked in Ireland

        As far as sides go, we have a lot more to worry about on the China front than from a bunch of Muslims with no unified leader or overarching hierarchy. Dchina is everything you fear about Islam. The difference is, it is real.

        As for the rest oy post, you know what i was doing, showing that muslims suffer persecution as well.

      • Utah,

        You will never be able to educate Greg on this issue: he is willfully ignorant. How many times has he demonstrated his willingness to reject truth — especially on this issue? How do you show such a person the error of his positions?

        Case in point: Islam really stopped being a “religion” when Muhammad was driven from Mecca. Once in Median, Islam became what it remains today: a political ideology built upon religious pretext. In other words, Islam has ALWAYS been a fascistic political ideology. How does one change or “reform” that?

        As for the notion that money can solve the problems in the Middle east: doesn’t this reveal the Marxist bent in Greg’s thinking? For them, it is always about money, money, money. yet, when you read the history of Islam, in spite of the fact that he received 1/5 of EVERYTHING the Muslims took in their raids, he died poor because he spent everything he got on Jihad. How could giving such people more money solve a problem when their religion COMMANDS them to spend their money on Jihad?

        Qur’an:9:88 “The Messenger and those who believe with him, strive hard and fight with their wealth and lives in Allah’s Cause.”

        You see, Muslims are commanded to fight with their wealth and lives. How can you “reform” something that is built upon such ideology? And how can we reason with anyone who rejects the truth about that ideology?

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