Christianity ‘close to extinction’ in places: An Islamic Victory?

Christianity faces being wiped out of the “biblical heartlands” in the Middle East because of mounting persecution of worshippers, according to a new report.

As we wind down this year and the season of holiday cheer comes to and end, it is easy to pass by one of the biggest stories that was under reported. That being the attack on Christianity throughout much of the world. Let us keep our brothers and sisters in our prayers. Here we go:

The study warns that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group.

And it claims politicians have been “blind” to the extent of violence faced by Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The most common threat to Christians abroad is militant Islam, it says, claiming that oppression in Muslim countries is often ignored because of a fear that criticism will be seen as “racism”.

The report, entitled Christianophobia, highlights a fear among oppressive regimes that Christianity is a “Western creed” which can be used to undermine them.

The “lion’s share” of persecution faced by Christians arises in countries where Islam is the dominant faith, the report says, quoting estimates that between a half and two-thirds of Christians in the Middle East have left the region or been killed in the past century.

“There is now a serious risk that Christianity will disappear from its biblical heartlands,” it claims.

The report shows that “Muslim-majority” states make up 12 of the 20 countries judged to be “unfree” on the grounds of religious tolerance by Freedom House, the human rights think tank.

It catalogues hundreds of attacks on Christians by religious fanatics over recent years, focusing on seven countries: Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Nigeria, India, Burma and China.

State hostility towards Christianity is particularly rife in China, where more Christians are imprisoned than in any other country in the world, according to the report.

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H/T: THEFLYINGCAMELDOTORG

Obama – How’s the Arab Spring -What’s the plan?

We are so caught up with the back and forth of self immolation of our party candidates, that we let Obama slide with his failed foreign policy. We hear bits and pieces, well below the radar, that the radical Muslims are well on their way in taking over the newly forming governments. As I have opined before, we have little in shared values with these folks, and any capacity to emulate our form of government is practically nill. So here we go, just a glimpse into the hearts and minds of our new-found friends.  First  we have:

Sam LaHood, the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, is among five Americans banned from leaving Egypt, officials said Thursday, heightening tensions over an Egyptian investigation into groups that promote democracy and human rights. Source: NBC Chicago

Then on to Libya:

The humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders said it was halting its work in detention centers in Misrata because detainees are “tortured and denied urgent medical care.”

“Patients were brought to us for medical care between interrogation sessions, so that they would be fit for further interrogation. This is unacceptable. Our role is to provide medical care to war casualties and sick detainees, not to repeatedly treat the same patients between torture sessions.”

Christopher Stokes, general director of MSF, told CNN that two detainees died — one in October and another in November — within 30 minutes of being interrogated.

In a statement, Amnesty described “widespread torture and ill-treatment of suspected pro-Gadhafi fighters and loyalists,” a reference to those who fought for the regime of leader Moammar Gadhafi until his ouster and death. More at CNN

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