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Re: Muslim persecution of Christians

Postby Pondero » May 8th, 2013, 4:50 pm

True enough I believe that eventually, Christians will disappear from Iraq, Egypt and Israel itself. It is an inevitable process. I think the Israelis will continue to welcome Christians to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Bethlehem could pose a problem though as it is now in the West Bank controlled by Hezbollah.

Now, on a reverse topic. The Dalai Lama has asked Buddhists to stop persecuting, attacking Muslims in Myanmar ( formerly called Burma). That is a switch! Chief religions are: Muslims are 4% of the population. Christians are 4%. animist 1% and Buddhists 89%
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Re: Muslim persecution of Christians

Postby GregB » May 8th, 2013, 5:38 pm

Bethlehem could pose a problem though as it is now in the West Bank controlled by Hezbollah.

Correction: It's not controlled by Hezbollah (which is based in Lebanon.) It's under the Palestinian Authority.

If anyone wishes to comment on the Buddhist persecution of Muslims in Myanmar, can they do so on the Religious Persecution thread (lower down in this section.) This thread is really just for Muslim persecution of Christians.

I'll just repeat the link from my earlier post on the situation of Christians in the Muslim world for ease of access:

http://www.raymondibrahim.com/islam/the ... lim-world/
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Re: Muslim persecution of Christians

Postby Pondero » May 8th, 2013, 6:10 pm

Agreed. The Palestine Authority really runs Bethlehem.
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Re: Muslim persecution of Christians

Postby Sprocket » May 8th, 2013, 9:05 pm

Pondero wrote:Myanmar ( formerly called Burma).

It is, and always has been, called Burma. The only people who call it Myanmar are the nasty military regime which has run the country for decades, and its supporters. Supporters of democracy in the country call it Burma.
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Re: Muslim persecution of Christians

Postby Pondero » May 8th, 2013, 10:15 pm

The World Almanac and book of facts, 2012 and 2013 list details of the country as Myanmar(formerly Burma), and gives information about the country, the Canadian television station called the country Myanmar too when reporting the news of the Dalai Lhama's telling Buddhists to stop attacking Muslims.
In fact in this 2013,World Almanac, under the Heading Burma it says (See Myanmar) and nothing else.
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Re: Muslim persecution of Christians

Postby GregB » September 7th, 2013, 8:33 pm

The dire situation of the Copts in southern Egypt:

http://world.time.com/2013/09/06/in-sou ... er-a-town/
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Re: Muslim persecution of Christians

Postby Sprocket » September 17th, 2013, 11:34 am

Guardian article on persecution of Egyptian Copts. Note, though, that some local Muslims tried to defend their Christian neighbours.
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Re: Muslim persecution of Christians

Postby GregB » September 22nd, 2013, 7:08 pm

While the Somalian Islamist terrorist organisation Al-Shabab has been busy murdering Kenyans, their soul brothers in Pakistan have been killing Christians:

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/22/world ... ?hpt=hp_t3
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Re: Muslim persecution of Christians

Postby Sweet Peace » September 22nd, 2013, 10:46 pm

It is a sad situation. My father in law would have preached in that same church in Peshawar during his decade or so of being a missionary in Pakistan.
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Re: Muslim persecution of Christians

Postby Pondero » September 23rd, 2013, 2:12 pm

My dad was in Peshawar too with the British army (and in Agra) all part of the late British India. There was trouble with the 'natives' the militants even then.Dad had his finger partly shot off in a battle with Pathan tribesmen in the Khyber Pass region.
The best thing for Christians to do is to leave the country, and go where they are wanted. After all the government won't or can't protect them, and the Muslims show no sign of becoming peaceful.
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