A Day in the Tortured Life of Christians in the Middle East

Twenty churches have been destroyed, abandoned, or damaged, and one hundred Christians have been murdered, in Syria. This is only going to get more and more severe as Islamic fundamentalism continuously conquers the Middle East. The patriarch of Antioch, Gregorios III, made this statement:

Many of our sons have been kidnapped, and we’ve paid great sums to return them. Around one hundred of our children have been killed; while over a thousand different Christian sects have been attacked. …The believers of our Lord and priests have been evicted. The priests have not reached to their people or prayed liturgy for over a year.

Women are being ravaged, people murdered and kidnapped. Archdeacon Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church of the East, said that:

We are witnessing another Arab country losing its Christian Assyrian minority. When it happened in Iraq nobody believed Syria’s turn would come. Christian Assyrians are fleeing massively from threats, kidnappings, rapes and murders. Behind the daily reporting about bombs there is an ethno-religious cleansing taking place, and soon Syria can be emptied of its Christians.

Tons of Christians are leaving Syria, as the Hebrews left Egypt. The Syrian patriarch referred to it as a “great exodus taking place in silence.”

We are going back to the days of El Hakim, the Muslim leader of the 11th century who destroyed thirty thousand churches in Egypt. The church was kept in constant poverty on account of heavy taxes; no Christian was allowed to ride on any animal save a donkey or mule, and even the saddles were to be given a distinguishable mark. Every Christian was to place on his door the wooden image of an ape, dog, or devil. No public prayers were allowed to be given, all crosses were forbidden (the Left here would love such edicts), and like weeds in a luscious field, minarets sprouted and churches were burnt down. And as the Nazis forced every Jew under the Third Reich to put on a yellow patch of the Star of David, so did the Muslim make every Christian wear a patch.

On one afternoon of June in 1320, mosques throughout Egypt were observing the Friday prayers, and in multiple congregations men arose and cried out “God [Allah] is great! God is great! O my brethren, let us go forth and destroy the churches!” In Cairo, the same rallying cry was heard in three places at the same moment. It was a calculated plot, the conspirators understood the easily shaken conscious of the masses, and it worked sufficiently to rouse the mob to violence. They attacked the church of Zehry, and not one stone of the sanctuary was left upon another.

They then raided and ruined the church of St. Mena in the Hamra quarter. The mob broke through the Church of the Maiden, took out every nun and stripped them all naked, plundered the church of its valuables and then set it on fire. The same rabble destroyed another 56 churches and countless convents. A crowed rushed to the sultan and screamed:

“Let there be no faith except that of Islam! God protect the faith of Mohammad! O thou commander of the faithful, help us against the infidels. No favour to the Christians!”

The sultan unwillingly acquiesced to the wants of the masses just as Pilot had done, and the crowed was ecstatic at such freedom given to them. The details of the violence are left only to our imagination, but we know that the Christians were ferociously reduced into servility; any Christian that was caught wearing a white turban or riding a horse was swiftly put to death.

We are entering into these same evils of the past. The Egyptian government and people are using, and will continue to use, false tragedies to cause violence against Christians. In Quena, eight Christian homes and businesses were attacked; buildings and cars were put to the flame and the church of Abu Fam was desecrated. The reason? A false charge that a Muslim girl was sexually assaulted by a Christian.

Michael Farag and Michael Shaker, both Copts, have been sentenced to three years in prison for supposedly attacking soldiers and military vehicles, and for inciting violence, but this is all a false charge to make Christians appear as enemies of the state.

One gang actually hijacked a church and made it into a drug den with any police intervention. A woman named Nadia Mohamed Ali and her seven children were imprisoned for converting to Christianity.

Libya is turning into an anarchical country, thanks to the conspiring of jihadists, Obama, NATO, and other Western countries. Just take a look at this video:

Obama has been a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, and has thus undermined the freedoms which the Islamists have been taking away in the Middle East. It is a Leftist Islamic alliance made to destroy Christianity. As I show in my book, For God or For Tyranny, the Left’s philosophy is not radically different from Islam, but really quite parallel.

Hegel, a philosopher quite popular amongst the Left, described Islam as:

“the Revolution of the East, which destroyed all particularity and dependence, and perfectly cleared up and puri- fied the soul and disposition; making the abstract One [Allah] the absolute object of attention and devotion, and to the same extent, pure subjective consciousness the Knowledge of this One [Allah] alone the only aim of reality.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, another prophet of the progressives, wrote in his The Antichrist:

“If Islam despises Christianity, it has a thousand-fold right to do so: Islam at least assumes that it is dealing with men…Christianity destroyed for us the whole harvest of ancient civilization, and later it also destroyed for us the whole harvest of Mohammedan civilization.”

This totalitarian spirit is alive and well with the Left in the West, and in the Muslim world of the East. Both sides have come together to destroy the only beacon of Light on the earth: the Church.

  • Tan

    Things couldn't have been more truer than what were witnessing today. But I'm still sure other religious people will be coming against the Church (such as the Pope and the "Religious Left").

    • Jim

      And Christian Leaders cower from comment.

    • Bill

      For the life of me, I don't understand WHY you Christians don't fight back against islam?–I am Jewish and proud to say that we fight back against islam–Being nice to islam has gotten you Christians WHAT?–More and more killing and dhimmitude–Fight back–Defend your Bible even against the PC pinkos here in the West

      • apran

        I think most Christians are too coward and selfish to stand up for their Christian fellows. As long as they are safe, then they feel no need to raise their voice of concern against the muslims. The Christians have been too comfortable with their lives for too long, and they really lost what Christianity true spirit.

      • Anniem

        Are you serious? What can Christians do against radical militant Muslims in a country or area run by them? And where the official police do nothing to help? Jews are not being attacked like Christians in other areas of the world. If Muslims were burning down Synagogues in many place, what would Jews, the minority, do? Flee, which is what many Christians are doing. There is no one to fight for Christians-we are the unwanted in the world now. When Christianity is largely gone, the world will be in much worse shape. The poor will be more destitute and the middle class will be part of the poor. When TRUTH is relative, anything goes. When GOODNESS is defined by whoever has more power, the world is lost. I hope and pray the Muslims will convert some day but the world may have to wait a long time and get to the point of destruction before this happens

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    The reds and greens are marching towards the same outcome, even if it appears impossible. On the one hand, the left/reds eschews religion as the opiate of the masses. On the other, the greens use religion as a guise for their political constructs, a society totally under the control of Sharia Law, which is partly a set of political laws that the world must abide by.

    However, their main goals are in sync – the TOTAL submission of society to their will. Therefore, Christians and Jews (all "infidels") must be expunged, or if "lucky" subdued to the will of Allah. There is NO middle ground.

    Time to face facts – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/15/shariah-law-i

    Adina kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Herb Benty

    To the suffering Christians and Jews in Islamic countries, do not be surprised at the hatred this world has for us! If you give your allegience to God, this world will hate you because the God of this world is Satan our adversary. The death of the righteous is glorious to our Maker as He welcomes us into His arms for evermore. We see with earthly eyes and experience sorrow at the evil Satan's agents inflict on us, however, Satan, demons, atheists, commies, secular humanists AND Islam will soon come to their fore- ordained end. Halleluyah!!

  • Mary Sue

    Neitzsche was an idiot.

  • Jason

    The religion of peace in action . Only a handful of them are fanatics. All other religions are bad and impure including atheism in their eyes and it is their right to kill all the infidels wherever they can find them.They will eventually move to the west and re-conquer it again and play havoc there. Be prepared for the big bash

  • Gee

    And Israel is blamed for this too.

    Christianity visited such punishments on Jews for over 1,500 years and now whine when they too are on the receiving end.

    • johnnywoods

      Gee, You are an ignoramus.

      • Gee

        That the best you can do? Well most likely because what I wrote is the truth, except it is closer to 2,000 years of rapes, murders, ethnic cleanses, etc. etc. Christians are almost as intolerant as Muslims.

        • Etienne Francois

          Gee, where have you read this in the bible, must be a new Christian version of the New Testament. This version I will use as toilet paper What is the name of it?

  • Adam

    Maybe this is why the Pope is retiring.

  • Crossbow87

    Watching that video, at first thought it was in Flint Michigan. Then I saw the RPG and knew it must be a Muslim country.

  • Jim

    and Christian leader cower from protesting

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Why does the Christian World not come to the defense of these people, it is past time
    to end Islamist depredations and end the so called Religion of Peace, nothing but
    thugs, murderers, rapists, child abusers, vile and cruel inhuman scum. A day of judgement
    must come soon for mercy sake………………………….William

  • RAM

    Immorality…ignorance…entitlement…covet…stealing…lying…bearing false witness…dishonoring family values…tossing God out…homosexuality…abortion/murder….terrorists…Muslim Brotherhood….tactics of feelings over facts and photo-ops…Just a day in the life of what Christian deal with in the Democratic Platform alone.
    Timothy 4: 1-4
    "1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

  • Joe

    Joe,
    Gee is either a Muslim or an ignoramus (as has been said) !!
    The basic problem with Islam is that it is forced to follow a "holy" book which specifically demands "Kill
    the infidel (all non-Muslims) wherever you may find him !" and "treat Jews and Christians like pigs and dogs". This is a standing order for all time until Islam reigns supreme.
    Such brutality is called for in many places in the Koran. And there is VIRTUE for the Muslim who obeys !!!
    There is no such standing order in The Bible and if ever some,who have called themselves Christian,
    have indulged in such brutality, it has been in disobedience to the Bible teaching. On the other hand, the Bible calls to " Love your enemies !!" Muslims could assimilate into Western society if only they could eliminate Sharia law which calls for brutality and killing of others. But they do not seem to be able to do this.

    • anna

      Amen Joe. May I also point out that muslims consider their Koran as their constitution? They can not abide by our constitution as it goes against muslim belief.

  • Drakken

    About time the rank and file of christians demand of church leaders that they do something instead of praying, or else let the collection plates dry up in protest. I say praise Jesus and pass the ammunition and use liberally on the heathen muslims because it is a question of us or them, choose wisely for there is no longer any middle neutral ground. Deo Volente!!!!

  • Nancy

    These stories should be on the front page of all our newspapers, but somehow they are for the most part silent. I don't know if the majority of Americans even know what is happening to the Christians in these countries. It's sad and I don't know what I can do about it, except pray. The President and our State department barely listen to Christians in this country. The State department did little to nothing to help an Iranian-American pastor who was just sentenced and imprisoned in Iran for eight years.
    Considering our President and State department had a lot to do with this whole mess in the Middle East, they should be giving protection to the Christians and other minorities. I don't know if they care. They don't seem to like Christians in our country either.

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  • fizz

    and ..Obama…is responsible…. give me a f-n break.