November 17, 2010

The Religion of ...

While the apologists for Islam continue their campaign of lies and deceit, the practitioners of Islam continue their 1,400 year old campaign of murder and terror against those who do not acknowledge the supremacy of their child rapist prophet.

On October 31, Al-Qaeda attacked a church in Baghdad, killing at least 58 people. Since then, two more attacks have been carried out on Christians in Iraq’s capital city. The increased persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is partly motivated by fear: Christianity is making major inroads among Muslims who have become disillusioned with their faith. [emphasis mine~sig94]

The Islamic State of Iraq, a front for Al-Qaeda, declared responsibility for the church massacre. “All Christian centers, organizations and institutions, leaders and followers, are legitimate targets for the mujahideen wherever they can reach them,” the terrorist group declared. Eyewitnesses say that the gunmen said, “We are here to avenge the burning of the Qurans and the jailing of Muslim women in Egypt!” However, one hostage said another gunman stated, “We will go to paradise if we kill you and you will go to hell.” Make no mistake about it: The gunmen attacked because they have been indoctrinated into believing it is Allah’s command to do so.

Nearly half of Iraq's 800,000 Christians have fled their homeland in the last seven years. At one time the nation of Lebanon was 75% Christian. Since the Syrian incursion it is now down to 39%. Much of Iraq's Christian community has fled to Lebanon. Many are now in the U.S.

In the Palestinian territories, the story is not much different. Bethlehem is now almost entirely Muslim as Christians have departed their historical city. When I visited the West Bank, a church told me of how a close relative had been brutally murdered for preaching Christianity. His church is frequently threatened and attacked and he said the Palestinian Authority police was uninterested in protecting them. In the Gaza Strip, where there are 3,500 Christians, some have been forced to help Hamas. After the terrorist group took over, Christian graves were dug up so the bodies could be burned so the Islamic land would be pure.

I have missionary friends who tell me that there are surprisingly successful evangelism efforts throughout the Near East and Africa. As a Muslim can be murdered for leaving his faith, it is not surprising that many conversions are not publicized.

Look to see more violent reactions against Christians as the mask continues to fall off the Religion of Peace. As much of the world's evangelism is funded by Christians in the U.S., perhaps we shall see some of this same violence perpetrated against our own churches.


Starsplash said...

I know that we would love to take credit but I truly believe that Jesus is actually taking the lead and many are coming to Jesus after he visits them in their dreams.
It is so cool.

It is written; God says, he shall "take out of all nations a people for a name for himself".

Anonymous said...

China is having a problem containing its growing Pentecostal churches.

Anonymous said...

The lefty intellectuals insist that Christianity is dead. They do all they can to hammer the last nail into Christ's figurative coffin. It didn't work the first time and it won't work now.

Slay us in Iraqi chapels or feed us to lions. We're a stubborn bunch.

sig94 said...

Star - I pray that the same movement will take place in America.

sig94 said...

Zio - The CIA World Factbook estimates that 4% of Chinese are Christians. That's over 53 million.

Other estimates place it now at almost 10% - that's closer to perhaps 125 million. If true, there maybe more Christians in China than in the U.S.

sig94 said...

Nickie - the Roman soldiers who guarded his tomb ran into that problem too.

Psalm 2:1
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Cue Muslim and liberal moonbat rage in 3...2...1

Michael said...

The Muslim terrorists are "Infidels" and they know it. It is their own self-hatred that propels their "Lack of Faith" in the original intent of Islam. Mohammad would be appalled.