Archive for 07/15/2013

Sudan Tracking Down Converts From Islam In An Effort To Purge Christianity

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Morning Star News – “A Sudanese Christian has fled the country after authorities in Khartoum threatened to kill him for refusing to divulge names of converts from Islam, sources said.

The Christian, a native of Sudan’s Juba Mountains area, left the country last month after officials from the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) forced him to report to their offices nearly every day since raiding his home on Feb. 23.

‘His life was at great risk, especially as NISS threatened to kill him if he did not cooperate with them and reveal names of Muslim converts who became Christians in Sudan,’ a source told Morning Star News. ‘He is in hiding in another country.’ …

That night they took him to his workplace in Khartoum and seized papers and 1,370 Sudanese pounds (US$310), he said. After visiting another site of his workplace the next day, a Sunday, the NISS officials accused him of being a spy for insurgents in the Nuba Mountains and said that he and another Christian taken into custody would therefore be killed in accordance with Sudanese law.

‘They left us on Friday and told us to come back on Monday, and they told me I must cooperate with them in giving them the names of Muslims who have changed their religion, and they asked me about the whereabouts of my friend, a guy who was a Muslim and became Christian,’ he told Morning Star News before fleeing the country…

Freedom of religion is a key provision of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Sudan is a signatory. But’ apostasy,’ or leaving Islam, is punishable by death in Sudan under Article 126 of its 1991 Criminal Act, according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).” Read more.

Flashback: Christianity in Sudan

Egyptian Activist To Obama: Leave Us Alone, The Terrorists You Support Are The Ones Asking Allah To Destroy The United States

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English Begins at 0:40 – “Dear Mr. Obama, I’m talking to you today on behalf of a lot of Egyptians who wants to deliver a message, not only for you, [but] for all the American citizens: leave us alone. All the families in Egypt want to tell you this message: leave Egypt alone, please Mr. Obama. And stop supporting the terrorists. Stop supporting the friends of Omar Abdel Rahman, the terrorist who killed lots of Americans. Stop supporting the allies of Ayman al-Zawahiri, of Pakistan, of [the] Taliban… Mohammed Morsi was actually calling his people for violence, for blood in the streets, and these fanatics and these Islamic supporters of him are blindly following him. These Islamic people are the ones who celebrated the killing of the American Ambassador in Libya. They went in the streets and they were celebrating it. These people, who Mr. Obama is supporting, are the people who are in their prayers asking [Allah] to destroy [the] United States. Yes, these are the people that Mr. Obama is supporting. Mr. Obama, face the facts …” Watch more below.

Flashback: Obama’s Support of the Islamist Agenda

The Arab World’s Ramadan Hate-Fest Toward Jews

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According to the “prophet” of Islam, any Muslim who fails to hate and kill Jews must be a very bad Muslim …

Hadith, Tabari 7:97, “The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, ‘Kill any Jew who falls under your power.’”

Hadith, Sahih Muslim, 41:6985, “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him …”

By P. David Hornik, Frontpage Mag – “Last Wednesday Ramadan began—the month-long Muslim holiday commemorating the first month in which Muhammad received Quranic revelations.

Ramadan is, of course, a holiday of fasting—during the day. In the evenings, after the fast-breaking Iftar meal, families typically gather together around the TV. That sounds nice—family fun and togetherness for the holiday.

The problem is with the content of some of the programming. In the Arab world in particular, Ramadan with its many nights of consecutive TV-viewing has been a time for long serial productions about the Jews. This year is no exception.

This year Arab families are being treated to a series called Khaybar (reports here and here; original MEMRI report here). Khaybar was, of course, the town in northwestern Saudi Arabia where, according to the Quran, Muslims massacred Jews in 628 CE. To this day, ‘Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning’ is a Muslim battle cry against Jews or Israelis—used, for example, on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in May 2010.

In advance billing for the show, Al Jazeera told viewers that it ‘sheds new light on the battle with the Jews, on their hate for Islamic preaching, on their crafty schemes…and even their personal aggression towards Muhammad himself.’

Scriptwriter Yusri Jundi, reports Ynet, ‘has become a hot commodity on the Arab interview circuit’; he told Al Jazeera that ‘the series shows how the Jews are Jews and that their nature endures despite the fact that hundreds of years have passed, they still spread corruption wherever they live.’

One of the leading actors, Sameh el-Sereity, told an Egyptian paper that ‘the hostility between us and the Jews still exists. The hatred is ingrained. Neither Egyptians nor Arabs need this show to justify their hatred of Zionism. The existing struggles between us provide the simplest proof of this.’

The show is an international Arab collaboration with a Jordanian director, Egyptian script, Qatari production, and actors from Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, and Qatar. According to MEMRI it was set to be shown on channels such as Dubai TV, Dream TV (Egypt), Al-Iraqiyya TV, Algerian Channel 3, Atlas TV (Algeria), Qatar TV, and UAE TV.

Seemingly all this should give the world’s peace processors pause. There are still a lot of them, undeterred by anything that has happened since the initial ‘peace’ euphoria of the early 1990s.

In May, for instance, Secretary of State John Kerry hailed an Arab League proposal for Read more…

Categories: Radical Islam

Pakistan: Violations Against Christians Soar, ‘Killing, Oppression And Humiliation Are More And More Frequently Taking Place’

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By Mohshin Habib, Gatestone Institute – “Rimsha Masih, a young Pakistani Christian girl, who was arrested in August 2012 by Pakistan’s police for alleged blasphemy, has escaped the country with the direct help of Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and AVAAZ, a civic organization. Local media and her parents said she was as young as 11 at the time of her arrest; medical reports classified her as an ‘uneducated’ 14-year-old with a mental age younger than her years. Accused of burning pages of the holy book for Muslims, the Quran, Masih, under Pakistan’s ‘blasphemy laws,’ faced the death penalty…

Killing, oppression and humiliation are more and more frequently taking place in Pakistan. In addition to the well-known cases of Martha Bibi, Younis Masih, Rifaqaat Masih, Sawan Masih, Samuel Masih [Masih, meaning ‘messiah’, is a very common name among Pakistan’s Christians] and many others are also being subjected to killings, imprisonment with long sentences, beatings, and burnings. In just the past few months, for instance, Pakistani police killed three Christian boys for love affairs with Muslim girls. Afzal Masih 20 and Iftekhar Masih 20 were killed on Aprl 29, and Adnan Masih was tortured, then killed, by the police on June 10.

In August 2012, an 11-year-old Christian boy was found dead, with his lips and nose sliced off, his stomach removed and his legs mutilated. Police said he had also been subjected to sodomy.

The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child reports that as many as 2,000 girls and women from various minority sects have, through rape, torture and kidnapping, been forcibly converted to Islam; and in 2011 alone, 161 people were charged with ‘blasphemy.’ According to reports, in 2009, eight Christians were burned to death in Pakistan’s province of Punjab after rumors spread of a desecration of the Quran.

In April, 2013, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom warned that the risk to Pakistan’s minorities has reached a crisis level. The Commission said that the blasphemy laws, and others, are used to violate religious freedoms and foster a climate of impunity.

Blasphemy laws are, at present, the most significant tool for persecution against the Christian community. These laws, however have also often been used to settle personal disputes or just to make Pakistan into a Christian-free state. These trends sharply escalated when, in 1986, Pakistan’s late military ruler, General Zia-ul-Haq, harshly amended the British-era blasphemy laws in Pakistan’s penal code, with sections 295-C, 298-A, 298-B, and 298-C the most dire:

Section 295-C: “Use of derogatory remarks, etc., in respect of the Holy Prophet…shall be punished with death or imprisoned for life…”

Section 298-A: “Uttering words, etc, with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings….”

Section 298-B: Misuse of epithets, descriptions, titles reserved for certain holy personages or places…”

Section 298-C: “A person who poses himself as a Muslim…. or in any manner whatsoever outrages the feelings of Muslims.” [Emphasis added.]

No later government has since dared to re-amend them.

Since 1986, more than 1200 people have been charged under blasphemy laws. The Asian Human Rights Commission has cited the Islamabad-based institute Center for Research and Security Studies in a report which says that more than 1,000 people have been charged in Pakistan for committing offences against the blasphemy law. Since 1990, 52 people have been extra-judicially murdered for being implicated in blasphemy charges. Among them, 15 were Christians.

Nasir Khan, a Pakistani who resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has said that no evidence is required before the court; just the verbal statements of two or three persons are enough to punish a non-Muslim for blasphemy.” Read more.

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