Calling today’s organized religion a failure, the Nation of Islam’s Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday urged a “new beginning” during the rededication ceremony for a renovated mosque on Chicago’s South Side, striking a tone of inclusion toward Jews, Christians and other Muslims. He also embraced members of all races as each being their brother’s keeper. >>>>>
The Organization of the Islamic Conference has condemned the violence against the Christians of Mosul, “unprecedented in the history of Iraq.” Ekmeleddin Ihasanoglul, president of the organization that includes 57 Muslim countries, has called upon Baghdad authorities to “prosecute the culprits who are behind these acts, to end the suffering of Christian brothers and provide them with protection.” Ihasanoglul also recalled that the OIC always urges “respect for minorities in the Muslim world.” >>>>>
Now that Muslims have condemned the violence against the 1,500 Christians of Mosul by unknown assailants that took place recently; can we please get the Christians to condemn the violence against the rest of the Iraqi population, perpetrated by the 400,000 plus Judeo-Christian force within the last 5 years?
The Philippine Supreme Court threw out on Tuesday a proposed accord to grant minority Muslims expanded autonomy after Christian protests and renewed fighting convinced the government to abandon the deal. >>>>>
This renewed fighting is exactly what was wanted. To label them as Christian protests, instead of Philipino protests shows exactly the direction they are intending this to move toward – a war against Muslims. Philippines is a secular nation. But it is easy to pit each other against religious ideologies in order to safeguard the weak substance of a so-called Western-styled democracy. The U.S. actually has more to gain, contrary to what the article says, if there was conflict in the region. It tends to weaken Philippines own government’s disagreements and overall independence from the U.S., and naturally justifies having more a military, albeit advisor, presence in the Philippines.
Why is it that when Christian-populated East Timor wanted to separate from the democratically elected, majority-Muslim populated Indonesia, it was portrayed as something good in secular newspapers. When Muslim-populated Mindanao wants separation from majority-populated Catholic Philippines, it is not good. The same question can be raised about Chechnya, Palestine, Mauritania, Lebanon, Syria, Algeria and Egypt, amongst other nations — democracy is not factored in by those who champion democracy.
It’s is only used as a pep-rally cheer to bring forth the cause of the powerful. Yes, the powerful seek ‘democracy’, when it is usually a corruption of democratic values and rule of the fundamental laws that gave them the power to begin with.
If those Muslims in Mindanoa were carrying a red, white and blue banner, and had white skin, and carrying crosses and the Bible; then them seeking autonomy would be heard around the world as a legitimate cause….even if they yelled from the top of the lungs, “Give me liberty, or give me death.” Since this isn’t the case, they are mere rebels who should not want autonomy.
Six members of a Muslim family were burned alive Sunday in a fire at their house in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Police are looking into whether the fire was arson or an accident, because it came two days after deadly ethnic clashes between Hindus and Muslims in the same district. >>>>>
These are the same group of people that are attacking Christians. Yet, the Hindo-Israeli agenda is pushing for a more firm and expansive theocratic-nationalism. How would this bode for the wrongfully labeled Judeo-Christian West?
The Rev. Bolis Jacob, of Mosul’s Mar Afram Church, told AP he couldn’t understand the attacks. “We respect the Islamic religion and the Muslim clerics,” he said. “We don’t know under what religion’s pretexts these terrorists work.” >>>>>
The good reverend cannot understand because the Christians lived under peace with the Muslims before the was invaded and occupied. This appears to be more of a false-flag operation in order to pit one group (Christians) against another (Muslims) without this having been the case prior. There is no proof of this that is public yet; but it is part of the occupiers’ modis operandi. There is also no proof that the leaflets threatening the Christians were actually committed by Muslims.
Islamophobia and Sikhophobia are creations of state agencies unable to build a response to the fight for rights and fundamental freedoms and Christophobia has been started by fascist forces unable to tolerate equality and reduction in their ranks and is abetted by the state through silence and complicity. >>>>>
And this is the country that Israel is conspiring with to promote their nationalist theocracies? And if this is the case, why would Christians help either Israel or India? Why do refer to both of them as democracies? Why do Christians from other parts of the world not recognize that both Israel and India officially and theocratically reject the notion of Jesus–whereas ironically so, Muslims revere him and his mother, the Virgin Mary?
Baghdad – More than 10,000 Iraqi Christians demonstrated Thursday in the northern Dahuk province, demanding self-rule in their area and restoration of a clause in the new elections law that would guarantee their representation in provincial councils. >>>>>
The game of divide and conquer continues in Iraq. Iraq was a secular nation during the time of Saddam Hussein. It appears that until the U.S. invaded, Iraqis were under one national, and even non-religious banner. Now, there are several minority groups seeking independence, based on religion. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing, seeing as the U.S. is a natural broker in the region. Even if the Christians ever did get their way to be self-ruled, the secular powers that are guiding it right now would never let them be as sovereign as they hope for.