Originally published by the Gatestone Institute Translations of this item: Ukrainian U.S.-backed rebels are committing Christian genocide in Syria, where they are sacking churches and issuing threats that all Christians will be cleansed from rebel-held territory. A mass exodus of thousands of Christians is taking place, even as mainstream Western reporters like Robert Fisk demonize those same Christians for being […]
by Raymond Ibrahim • Jul 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm Dr. Yassir al-Burhami, a prominent figure in Egypt’s Salafi movement and vice president of the Salafi Call—the same sheikh who seeks to punish Muslim apostates, condemns Mother’s Day, and advocates deceiving Israel—has just issued a fatwa, published in the “Voice of the Righteous Salaf,” forbidding Muslim taxi-drivers and bus-drivers […]
Tuesday, July 3nd, three “unknown assailants” in al-Minya, Egypt, attacked two Coptic Christian youths with knives and robbed them of 1,300 pounds, before fleeing the scene.
На відміну від таких країн, як Саудівська Аравія, де християнство майже повністю знищене, в мусульманських країнах з помітними християнськими меншинами травень приніс звістки про численні випадки переслідування християн: в Єгипті християн відверто утискають в судах, коли проти нового Президента лунають закиди, що він «домагатиметься підкорення Ісламом Єгипту вдруге, і примусить християн прийняти Іслам», в Індонезії мусульмани кидали мішки з сечею на християн під час богослужінь, в Кашмірі та Занзібарі були підпалені церкви, в Малі християнство опинилось «на межі зникнення».
Unlike those nations, such as Saudi Arabia, that have eliminated Christianity altogether, Muslim countries with significant Christian minorities saw much persecution during the month of May: in Egypt, Christians were openly discriminated against in law courts, even as some accused the nation’s new president of declaring that he will “achieve the Islamic conquest of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam”; in Indonesia, Muslims threw bags of urine on Christians during worship; in Kashmir and Zanzibar, churches were set aflame; and in Mali Christianity “faces being eradicated.”
Robert Fisk, the Middle East correspondent for the U.K.’s widely-read Independent, recently showed why it is that Islamic jihadists and terrorists, including the late Osama bin Laden, strongly recommend his propaganda to Western readers.
Muslims in the village of Basra in Alexandria, Egypt, surrounded the local Coptic church, St. Lyons, during divine liturgy, “demanding that visiting Copts leave the church before the completion of prayers, and threatening to burn down the church if their demand was not met.”
Apologists for Islamic persecution of Christians regularly argue that the animosity is not driven by religion, but rather a “sectarian” divide, by any number of “indigenous” factors—poverty, intertribal conflicts, political machinations, etc. Other times, persecuted Christians are portrayed as Zionist agents and rapists, spies and traitors—anything other than people killed for their Christian faith.
just received an email from the editor of a large website, who posted my story from yesterday about theslaughtered apostate. He writes:
Liberal talk show host Tawfiq Okasha recently appeared on “Egypt Today” airing a video of Muslims in Tunisia slicing a young man’s head off for the crime of apostasy, in this case, the crime of converting to Christianity and refusing to renounce it. The video—be warned, it is immensely graphic—can be seen here(the actual execution appears from minute 1:13-4:00). For those who prefer not to view it, a summary follows: