| At the University of Northern Iowa, It’s Time for Islam 101 (Part Two)
| Monday, February 18, 2019
Jihad Watch : And where do we see, in real life, this “shared brotherhood”?
endless attacks on Christian churches and worshippers in Pakistan? In
the death sentence, and eight years of prison, endured by Asia Bibi? In
the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian Minister for
Minorities, who dared to attack the blasphemy law that was used to
condemn Asia Bibi?
Is that “shared brotherhood” displayed in the
hundreds of thousands of Pakistani Muslims who came out on the streets,
after Bibi’s acquittal, to bay for her blood? Do we see that
“brotherhood” of Christians and Muslims in the attacks, even in
supposedly “moderate” Indonesia, on Christians, including the
decapitation of Christian schoolgirls?
Is this “brotherhood” visible in
Saudi Arabia, where Saudis are forbidden to practice Christianity, and
where even the foreign Christians are forbidden to worship publicly, and
must do so only behind closed doors? Bibles, crucifixes, and other
Christian symbols are prohibited; Christian clergy are forbidden entry
to the country. Even the most innocuous of activities are punished. A
group of Korean nurses, softly singing Christmas carols in their own
rooms, behind closed doors, were overheard by the religious police, and
were promptly expelled from the country.
Is the “shared brotherhood” of Christians and Muslims to be found in
Iraq, where the Christian population has gone from 1.5 million in 2003
to 250,000 today, a country where, the Anglican Canon Andrew White now
says, “Christianity is dead”? Why did the Christians leave Iraq? Once
Saddam Hussein, who had been their protector, was overthrown, Muslims of
both sects — Sunni and Shi’a — promptly began to attack at will the now
Or is that “shared brotherhood” to be found in
Lebanon, where the Maronite community has been in steady decline ever
since the Lebanese Civil War, during which it defended itself mainly
against the Sunni Muslims, and now finds its major foe to be the Shi’a
Muslims of Hezbollah? In Egypt, where is that “shared brotherhood” when
Muslims attack Coptic Christians, bomb their churches, riddle with
machine-gun fire buses in which Copts are traveling to and from
Where, in any of these countries, have Muslims turned
out en masse — or even turned out at all — to protest the mistreatment
of local Christians by local Muslims? The answer is: nowhere. Nowhere
can this “shared brotherhood” of Christians and Muslims be found.
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|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 12:22 PM