News and views Wednesday 15th of October 2014: Lebanese Bishop accuses Europe of ignoring Christian persecution.

Racism isn’t an alluring belief when held by anyone, however it’s doubly unattractive when someone would hope to force their misguided viewpoint into the lives of others, furthermore what I’m writing would be agreed upon by near every reader who’s passing by today, yet some small portion of those same people find it expedient ignoring the racism of one ideology whilst vehemently challenging the racism of others, that protected (though most certainly racist) ideology is Islam. There’s no need for unproven assertions however, as an endless plethora of racist literature is to be found amidst Islamic writings, much of which we can find by way of Al-Tabari: “Noah prayed that the prophets and apostles would be descended from Shem and kings would be from Japheth. He prayed that the African’s colour would change so that their descendants would be slaves to the Arabs and Turks.” (Al-Tabari, Vol. 2, p. 11, p. 11.)

Are such words racist when penned by white supremacists, if so than surely they’re also racist when found in the Islamic literature, and for words suchlike these we altogether, but especially black Muslim men, need to become educated so to discover teachings that aren’t simply racist, they’d actually be a death sentence to Africans, Jews and billions of others if actually taken seriously. I know young men find the strong brotherhood that appears to characterize Islam as attractive, yet to them I say study Mohammed’s mocking words, not for the sake of being humiliated, nor for causing enmity between yourself and other Muslims, instead do so simply for the love of Truth, and to know if this really is from God almighty. Because if Islam isn’t of God, then you currently belong to an Arab man long deceased, one who knew nothing of God’s plan for mankind, thus he made for you his own plan.

Today’s news story follows in familiar a fashion to that which I’ve written above, as it writes of Christian persecution caused by the confused notion of Arab superiority, superiority the jihadists believe themselves possessing over Jews, Africans, Americans and everybody else, and whilst Islamic fighters continue to rape, murder and abuse non-Muslims the governments of the world continue to ignore cries for help, cries shouted by victims within every Muslim nation. I’m led to wonder therefore, if earthly powers can’t step in to stay the violence and judge with righteousness, how would God judge between the hateful jihadists and who they’ve slain, or between the Muslim rapist and his war booty, who measured in human flesh has already gone through the murder of her beloved husband, Jesus (who Muslims claim to be their Messiah) tells of the high standard we’re called to: “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” (1 John 3: 15.)

― T. C. M

Lebanese bishop says Europe ignores persecution of Christians

The necessity for UK Christians and non-Christians alike to stand in solidarity with persecuted and oppressed Christians throughout the world was emphasised at events in Motherwell, near Glasgow, and London, organised by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Each of the events – the first in Motherwell Cathedral last Thursday, and the other one two days later in Westminster – attracted 250 people. The events began with Mass,  followed by talks in the cathedral halls. Nine schools attended the Mass at Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell.  The choir was provided by Our Lady’s High School. The violin soloist was Stephanie Reid. A procession of students carried posters with images from around the world, depicting: ‘Extremism, Hope and Faith’. The keynote speaker at both ACN events was Maronite Archbishop Elias Nassar of Saida, Lebanon. He said: “It has become convenient for Europe to ignore and forget about Christian Persecution in my region.”

Archbishop Nassar provided first-hand experience of life in Lebanon, whose population has swelled following the vast number of refugees arriving from war-torn Iraq and Syria, including two million from Syria alone. The Archbishop highlighted how the increase in refugees has put the education system in Lebanon under great strain. The Archbishop also requested the audience and society at large to preserve the Christian Faith in the Middle East in order for the Church to continue to build bridges between different peoples and cultures and to establish peace, love and justice. Also addressing the Westminster event was ACN’s International Projects Director, Regina Lynch. She said: “We all have a duty to provide a voice and face for persecuted Christians around the world.” Ms Lynch echoed the call for the world to remember Christians who are persecuted and to pray for their persecutors. (Continue reading here.)

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