Friday, May 03, 2013

Matt 24 watch, 211: The longstanding plight of Christians and churches under IslamIST rule (over the centuries and currently)

Raymond Ibrahim describes the plight of the Christian church and Christians under Islamic and IslamIST domination for Middle East Forum (with Egypt as key case study), here

Disturbing but vital reading. 

Headlines and lead:

Death to Churches Under Islam A Study of the Coptic Church

by Raymond Ibrahim
The Inquisitr
April 25, 2013

Christians throughout the Islamic world are under attack. Unlike Muslim attacks on Christians, which are regularly confused with a myriad of social factors, the ongoing attacks on Christian churches in the Muslim world are perhaps the most visible expression of Christian persecution under Islam. In churches, Christians throughout the Islamic world are simply being Christians—peacefully and apolitically worshipping their God. And yet modern day Muslim governments try to prevent them, Muslim mobs attack them, and Muslim jihadis massacre them.

To understand the nature of this perennial hostility, one must first examine Muslim doctrines concerning Christian churches; then look at how these teachings have manifested themselves in reality over the course of centuries; and finally look at how modern day attacks on Christian churches mirror the attacks of history, often in identical patterns. The continuity is undeniable . . . [MORE]
 I think we need to ask ourselves serious questions as to what is going on, and why we have not been hearing the full truth. 

Then, we have to think soberly on what we need to do as a region with a voice in international affairs about this kind of inexcusable and enshrined poisonous and utterly malicious slander and associated long sustained -- over a thousand years worth! -- persecution.  And, yes, slander-backed persecution is what we are talking about. END