“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
01/16/2022 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) –
According to Morning Star News, a 14-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan
was abducted, forcefully converted to Islam, and forcefully married to
her 45-year-old Muslim neighbor. The girl’s parents are now attempting
to work with local authorities to have their daughter recovered and
On January 4, Mahnoor Ashraf went missing shortly after she left home
with her 8-year-old nephew in Lahore. According to her nephew, Mahnoor
was abducted by Muhammad Ali Khan Ghauri, a 45-year-old Muslim neighbor,
as they walked to a nearby shop.
Mahnoor’s nephew reported to incident to Mahnoor’s parents who rushed
to Ghauri’s house to recover their daughter. When Mahnoor and Ghauri
could not be found, they reported the abduction to local police. On January 5, Mahnoor’s parents registered a First Information Report
(FIR no. 58/22) against Ghauri. However, the investigating officer was
slow to act on the case, Morning Star News reports.
“Finally, on January 7, Ghauri’s family informed us that Mahnoor had
allegedly converted to Islam and married Ghauri on January 4, the day
she was taken,” Akram Masih Chaudhry, Mahnoor’s older brother, told
Morning Star News. “Ghauri’s house is on the same street, and our
families had good terms with each other. We don’t know when he managed
to lure Mahnoor into a relationship.”
Mahnoor’s father filed charges against Ghauri for forcibly converting
and illegally marrying Mahnoor, who is a minor. However, the Islamic
marriage certificate used to document Mahnoor’s marriage to Ghauri
states that she is 19, even though her birth certificate proves she was
born in 2007. Morning Star News reports that police have yet to recover Mahnoor and
the Christian family is losing confidence that they will receive fair
treatment in the case.
According to a 2014 study by the Movement for Solidarity and Peace
Pakistan, as many as 1,000 Christian and Hindu women and girls are
abducted, forcefully married, and forcefully converted to Islam every
year in Pakistan. Many victims are minors taken from their families, sexually
assaulted, married to an assailant, and held in captivity justified by
falsified marriage and conversion documents.
Violence, threats, and
grooming tactics are used to compel victims to make statements in court
supporting their captors….