the Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Cyril Bustros condems Israel, it is the mentality of a typical Dhimmi
from the Middle East. The Jews do not slaughter Christians in the Middle East. The recently concluded Synod, condemns Israel. Which by itself goes against the teachings of the Church. If this is accurate, then it must be said that in his haste to parrot the jihadist political agenda, Archbishop Cyril contradicts the Catholic Church's teaching that "the Jews should not be presented as rejected or accursed by God, according to the Holy Scriptures" (Nostra Aetate
4). Moreover, God "does not repent of the gifts He makes or of the calls He issues-such is the witness of the Apostle" (Nostra Aetate
4) -- a reference to Paul the Apostle's statement concerning the Jews that "the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable" (Romans 11:29).
Living as a second class citizen,the Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Cyril Bustros being a minority, has to sound off to be politically correct to take care of his flock back home. It is the typical Stockholm Syndrome.
The Malaysian Catholic Herald in the online version spins off this pathetic back paddling, Holy Land Church official finds no ‘anti-Zionist’ bias at synod.
I tried to comment on the article, I could not, probably I was blocked. This is not what the hard copy of the Herald says, Synod asks UN to end Israeli Occupation.
It was of course picked up by our local, Dhimmi and apologist.
The Synod should not bury it's head like the proverbial ostrich, the Muslim claim to Jerusalem is very contentious.
The eternal city, the city of David is Jewish, history can prove that. Okay for the just concluded Synod participants, anti semites and 'The Catholic Herald', here you are that Israel is not a threat:
The mass-murderers say that this was a counterattack in the Church's alleged war against Islam. Yet notice how CNN's headline calls it an "Iraq church standoff," giving no hint that this was a gratuitous Islamic jihad attack. "Death toll rises to 58 in Iraq church standoff," by Mohammed Tawfeeq for CNN
, November 1:
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- The death toll from a hostage standoff at a Catholic church in Baghdad has risen to 58, police officials with the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Monday.Seventy-five others were wounded in the attack by armed gunmen Sunday, the officials said, adding that most of the casualties were women and children. Two priests were also among the dead as well as 17 security officers and five gunmen.
The hours-long standoff ended Sunday after Iraqi security forces stormed the Sayidat al-Nejat church. Eight suspects were arrested. "All the marks point out that this incident carries the fingerprints of al Qaeda," Iraqi Defense Minister Abdul Qader Obeidi said on state television Sunday. He said that most of the hostages were killed or wounded when the kidnappers set off explosives inside the church.
At least two of the attackers were wearing explosive vests, which they detonated just minutes before security forces raided the church, the police officials said. The Islamic State of Iraq later claimed responsibility for the attack through a statement posted on a radical Islamic website. The umbrella group includes a number of Sunni extremist organizations and has ties to al Qaeda in Iraq.
"The Mujahedeens raided a filthy nest of the nests of polytheism, which has been long taken by the Christians of Iraq as a headquarter for a war against the religion of Islam and they were able by the grace of God and His glory to capture those were gathered in and to take full control of all its entrances," the group said on the website.... Hat tip: Jihad Watch