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All Christians Being Forced To Flee Islamist Groups In Northern Mali

News.va – “Bamako (Agenzia Fides) – ‘In the north of Mali, all Christians were forced to flee’ the complaint in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Fr. Laurent Balas, a missionary of the White Fathers, who spent six years in Gao in northern Mali before being appointed pastor of the Church of the Holy Martyrs of Uganda in Bamako. ‘My Gao successors were forced to flee,’ said Fr. Balas describing the conquest of the north of the Country in the spring of this year on behalf of the Islamic militias. Christians fleeing from the north are welcomed by the families in the south in very precarious conditions, after having left all their belongings. ‘There are no refugee camps in the Country, but in neighboring Countries. The displaced have been ‘absorbed’ by the people. It is very difficult to say how many there are,’ says the missionary. In the north Islamist groups have imposed their radical interpretation of the Sharia even reaching the point of breaking into homes in search of unveiled women. In this case the unfortunate’s ear is cut. ‘Faced with this situation, the Muslims themselves are fleeing en masse, except that now, in the south, these families who flee put extra weight on other families who are already devasted. Therefore they go to the north, saying that they prefer to die in their own land,’ said the missionary. But there is not only religious extremism at work in the north of Mali. Fr. Balas notes in fact that Islamist groups that have ties with drug traffickers, as demonstrated by a plane load of cocaine that recently crashed at an airport controlled by the Islamists. ‘Islamism is a screen that hides the trafficking of drugs and of possible searches of gold and oil,’ concludes the missionary.” Source – News.Va.

Flashback: Mali: 200,000 Christians Flee Country To Escape Islamic Persecution As Islamists Impose Sharia Law – “In the Northern part of the African nation of Mali, a refugee crisis is quickly escalating. The front page of the Vatican newspaper expressed concern over the gravity of the situation. It noted that many of the refugees were Christians that were trying to escape persecution from a version of Sharia law that has been imposed in parts of the country by a group known as the ‘Ansar Dine’ movement. The Algerian newspaper El Khabar has reported that some 200,000 people have fled to refugee camps in Mauritania and Algeria.” Read more.

Flashback: Mali: Christian Leader Beheaded as Islamists Terrorize Country, Create List of All Christians They Intend to Execute by Beheading – “A Christian leader has been beheaded and others are being threatened with similar treatment as Islamic militants run amok in Mali, West Africa. Christians have fled the town of Timbuktu in the north of the country where harsh Sharia Law has already been imposed amid reports that churches in Gao, 200 miles to the east, have been completely destroyed… ‘We have escaped in the wake of horrible death threats as the Islamists have a list of all the Christians in Timbuktu whom they intend to execute by beheading.’” Read more.

  1. albert w loescher
    10/28/2012 at 11:02 PM

    “Therefore they go to the north, saying that they prefer to die in their own land,’ said the missionary.”

    The wealthy Christians are leaving Babylon. I think it is foolish for one to leave one’s nation, for the entire world IS Babylon and we are of ‘the waters’. I believe we must evict the whore’s demons and addictions from within ourselves. Somewhat like the Mali’s, I will stand firm on my property and hold my position with the LORD without fear or dismay (2 Chronicles 20:17).

    Albert, weary weeping watchman


  2. 10/28/2012 at 11:07 PM

    I live in Albany, IN and am battling with the AEP utility located in Canton, OH. They’re tactics remind me of Capone’s and Obama’s Chicago way.

    Alvert, wary wilting watchman


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