CHRISTIAN LEADER ISSUES DIRE WARNING: “Islam is more protected in America than Christianity is”

islamA preacher at age 18, Dr. Jerry A. Johnson is now the president and CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), an organization that thinks our government protects Islam more than Christianity. “NRB wants to be for the First Amendment, what NRA [National Rifle Association] is for the Second Amendment,” he says in this 22-minute exclusive video interview (below) for The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Daily Caller The federal government is “pushing down” against Christian principles, he explains. Johnson cites concerns that the Federal Communications Commission may decide that broadcasting Christian content is not “in the public interest.”

He worries the Internal Revenue Service may deny tax-exempt status to those who espouse contrary positions from the progressive orthodoxy. Hospitals and charities — often begun as Christian charities — must now perform abortions despite their moral foundations. He even fears the Department of Education may use its accreditation leverage to mandate towing the line on same-sex marriage or Islam-friendly policies.

Dr. Jerry Johnson

Dr. Jerry Johnson

“[You] haven’t heard the president or the State Department condemn the brutal killings of Christians in the Middle East. If some little Muslim group gets pushed around overseas, we hear about that immediately,” Johnson says.

Watch the full Jerry Johnson video HERE

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While the American president uses tax dollars to rebuild mosques overseas, the Egyptian president vows to rebuild churches in Egypt destroyed by jihadists

s_topTEMP325x350-5612At Christmas mass, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asked Christians to ‘please accept our apologies’ for their persecution and pledged to have every single church fixed within one year. In 2013, after the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, Time Magazine designated Al-Sisi the ‘most important man in the world.’

 Clarion Project (h/t Robert S) For the second time, Egyptian President Al-Sisi attended a Coptic Christmas mass — a strong symbolic move that he was the first head of state to make. This year, he asked the Christians to “please accept our apologies” for their persecution and the length of time it has taken to rebuild churches attacked by Islamists. He pledged to have every single one fixed within one year.

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Al-Sisi attended the mass with the Coptic Pope and told the country to accept diversity as part of Allah‘s creation “God [Allah] has created us different … in religion, manner, color, language, habit, tradition … and no one can make us the all same,” he said to an applause.

In the days before the Christmas mass, Al-Sisi used the holiday of the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday to criticize Islamic religious authorities, challenging them to send Christmas wishes to Christians and to preach that no one should be harmed for their choice of religion. It was a direct shot at the Islamist teachings that Muslims who leave the faith should be executed for apostasy.

“In our schools, institutes and universities, do we teach and practice respect for the other? We neither teach or practice it,” he said.

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The Egyptian Streets website quoted him as saying:

“Can I impose upon someone pressure, physically or morally, to change their religion? Would God accept this?” “What are we afraid of? Are we custodians of people’s minds or choices? No we are not. In religion specifically, no. Each of us will be judged independently … and [people] will have to answer [for their choices and what they choose to believe].”

Al-Sisi became the first Egyptian President to attend a Christmas mass last year, where he appealed to the  country’s strong nationalism to undercut anti-Christian sentiment. He proclaimed in his televised remarks, “Let no one say, ‘What kind of Egyptian are you?’… It is not right to call each other anything but ‘the Egyptians.’ We must only be Egyptians!”

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“We will love each other for real, so that people may see,” he said as he stood next to Coptic leaders and fought back tears in his eyes on national television.

After the Islamic State (ISIS) executed a group of Egyptian Coptic Christians, El-Sisi emphasized that their deaths were just as heinous as if they had executed Muslims.

Al-Sisi is most known for his epic declaration last year that Egypt must lead a modernist reformation in Islamic interpretations, placing the blame for Islamic terrorism and human rights abuses squarely on teachings rooted in Islamism (political Islam).

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He is direct in saying that Egypt musnot be an Islamic state, but a civil one  and the current Islamic thinking, based on the texts and Islamic Law, are “antagonizing the entire world.”

He is telling all who will listen that his fellow Muslims who use terrorism, suicide bombings, beheadings, mass killings, violent expansionism and wish to kill and subjugate ‘the others’ to build a new caliphate so that they themselves may live, is impossible.

In 2010, the Obama Regime gave $770 million to refurbish mosques in Mideast Muslim countries at a time when the United States was suffering its worst financial crisis since the Stock Market Crash of 1929.

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2015: Words from a few survivors on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by Muslims

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From 1915 – 1923, some 1.5 million Christians were brought through what is now Turkey and walked to their deaths near Deir-al-Zour in modern Syria. One hundred years on, only a handful of survivors remain to tell the stories of the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Turkish Muslims, which they witnessed.

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Herald Standard As a candidate for president, Obama repeatedly vowed to recognize the Armenian genocide once in office, vowing “a principled commitment to commemorating and ending genocide.” But since 2009, Obama has declined to use the words “Armenian Genocide” in the face of furious resistance from Turkey, a supposed NATO ally.

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In a written statement, Obama said the 1915 killings of some 1.5 million Armenians represent “one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.” But year after year, he refuses to use the word “genocide” to describe it.

More about the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

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CHRISTIAN LIVES DON’T MATTER? The ethnic cleansing of the Middle East by Muslims is nothing short of genocide

the-blood61In 1915, Christians comprised 20% of the Middle East. Today, they are barely 5% and disappearing fast. Barack Hussein Obama not only refuses to take in any Christian refugees from war-torn Syria and Iraq, he is deporting the ones who are already here.

photoFAITHKEEPERS, The Movie is a documentary due to be released in 2016 documentary film about the violent persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. The film features exclusive footage and testimonials of Christians, Baha’i, Yazidis, Jews, and other minority refugees, and a historical context of the persecution in the region. The film also follows the story of a 24-year-old Christian student from North Carolina on her journey of discovery and solidarity with persecuted brothers and sisters in the Middle East.

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The Islamic State (ISIS) is sending assassins into UN refugee camps to slaughter Christians in their beds

The Muslim jihadis are sending teams of trained killers into camps disguised as refugees to kidnap and kill vulnerable Christians. But refugees are terrified to report many of the killings in case they are targeted next, according to aid workers.

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UK Express (h/t Maria J)  The horrifying tactic emerged after one terrorist got cold feet and renounced jihad after witnessing Christians helping out other refugees within the camp. He then revealed that he had been sent with an Islamist hit squad to eliminate Christians as part of the hate group’s ideological drive to wipe the non-Islamic religions off the map.

Express.co.uk has revealed how Christianity could disappear from the Middle East within five years as fanatical fundamentalists ramp up their campaign of persecution.

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An aid worker at a United Nations (UN) run camp in Jordan, who did not wish to be named for fear of reprisals, revealed that the jihadis are also kidnapping young refugee girls to sell on as sex slaves. He said: “The Muslim gangs come as refugees, but they have their agendas.

“They’re like a mafia. People are even killed inside the camps, and the refugees are afraid to say if they saw somebody get killed. If you ask them, they’ll say, ‘I don’t know, I was asleep.'” Britain has pledged to take 20,000 people in from such camps in the last five years.

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The aid worker told the Christian Post: “The last time I went inside a camp, I had a policeman with me. “The camps are dangerous because they have IS, Iraqi militias and Syrian militias. It’s another place for gangs. “They’re killing inside the camps, and they’re buying and selling ladies and even girls.”

ISIS is believed to have executed thousands of Christians in Iraq and Syria who have refused to renounce their faith. When the terror group conquered the city of Mosul, in northern Iraq, it gave Christians 24 hours to either leave or face a gruesome death.

The ‘Arab Spring’ – which was backed by Barack Hussein Obama and initially celebrated by Western leaders across the globe – has unleashed a wave of persecution against Christians across North Africa and the Middle East.

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The Archbishop of Aleppo, in Syria, recently warned that Christianity could be wiped out in the region in just five years if Islamist fanatics including ISIS are allowed to carry on their campaign of persecution unchecked.

While ISIS has suffered serious losses from Russian air and missile strikes, tens of thousands of them might already be in Europe as part of the refugee invasion.

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Islamic State (ISIS) to Christians in Syria: “Pay Jizya (non-Muslim tax) or you will be executed and your wives will become our sex slaves”

On October 3, 2015, the information office of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Damascus Province posted a five-minute video titled “[Fight Those Who Do Not Believe In Allah] Until They Give The Jizya Willingly While They Are Humbled” (from Koran 9:29).

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MEMRI  The video, posted on Archive.org and disseminated via social media, including on Twitter under the Damascus Province hashtag, deals with ISIS’s imposition of a dhimma contract and the jizya poll tax on the Christian residents of the city of Qaryatayn, Syria, which it recently conquered. The video is accompanied by footage of ISIS removing crosses from churches and destroying them, as well as video of the signing of the contract.

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The video opens by showing ISIS fighters entering Qaryatayn and marching through its streets. A narrator stresses that after it was “liberated” by ISIS fighters from the “the tyrant’s soldiers [army of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad],” shari’a law had returned to the city and its Muslim residents are smiling again.

The narrator says that some of the city’s Christians had chosen to convert to Islam, while others preferred signing the dhimmi (non-Muslim slave of Islam) contract, paying the jizya tax, and living in peace and security in the Islamic Caliphate state. Images are shown of ISIS fighters throwing a cross off the roof of a church and of a church hall destroyed by ISIS.

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GERMANY must segregate Christian refugees as Muslim invader violence against them escalates

crownthornpersecutionChristian migrants in German asylum centres are living under persistent threat, with many fearing for their lives as the Muslim migrant population attempts to enforce Sharia law in their new host nation. “Where We Are, There Is The Sharia, There Is Our Law.” The situation is so bad that Christians claim they live like “prisoners” in Germany, and some have even returned to Middle East.

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The few Christian refugees live in fear

Breitbart  In the German state of Thuringia, Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow, one of the multiculturalists driving and celebrating the migrant crisis, has been forced to initiate a policy of separating and segregating different cultures as soon as they arrive in Europe.

“In Iran, the Revolutionary Guards have arrested my brother in a house church. I fled the Iranian intelligence, because I thought in Germany I can finally live freely according to my religion,” says Said, a Christian who fled persecution in his native country.

“But I can not openly admit that I am a Christian in my home for asylum seekers. I will be threatened,” he told Germany language paper Die Welt.

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This year Germany prepares to absorb a million people in just twelve months – one per cent of its entire population – from numerous, diverse and alien cultures.

“We must rid ourselves of the illusion that all those who arrive here are human rights activists,” says Max Klingberg of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), who has worked with refugees for 15 years. “Among the new arrivals is not a small amount of religious intensity, it is at least at the level of the Muslim Brotherhood,” he said.

Said is living in an asylum centre in southern Brandenburg, near the border with Saxony. “They wake me before dawn during Ramadan and say I should eat before the sun comes up. If I refuse, they say I’m a kuffar, an unbeliever. They spit at me… They treat me like an animal. And threaten to kill me.”“… They are also all Muslims,” he adds.

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Gottfried Martens, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Trinity in Berlin-Steglitz, has around 600 Afghanis and Iranians in his church, most of whom he baptised himself. “Almost all have big problems in their homes,” says Martens. “Devout Muslims teach their view, that here [in Germany] there is the Sharia, and then there is our law.”

He told Die Welt that the Christian refugees are often stopped from using kitchens to prepare food in asylum centres, and are constantly bullied for not praying five times a day to Mecca. Martens continues: “And [the Christians] ask the question: What happens when the devout Muslim refugees leave the refugee center, must we continue hiding ourselves as Christians in the future in this country?”

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Said’s fear is not unfounded. On the 14th of September German police in the town of Hemer revealed in a statement that an Eritrean Christian and his wife – who was eight months pregnant – had been hospitalised after being brutally attacked with a glass bottle by Algerian Muslims. The man had been wearing a wooden crucifix, which had “insulted” the Algerians.

In September, Syrian refugees rioted in the town of Suhl when an Afghan man tore a few pages out of the Koran. Last week during Ramadan, in Baden-Württemberg Ellwangen, there was a mass brawl between Christians, Yazidis and Muslims, and just this weekend migrant violence erupted as hundreds fought in the city of Kassel, leaving 14 injured.

Where are all the women and children?

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A young Syrian from Erstaufnahmelager in Giessen, who has reported threats against him, said he is concerned that among the refugees are followers of the Islamic State (IS): “They shout Quranic verses. These are words that IS shouts before they cut off people’s heads. I cannot stay here. I am a Christian,” he said

Die Welt even reports a case of a Christian family from Iraq who was housed in a refugee camp in Bavarian Freising. The family lived like “prisoners” in Germany, they said, so returned to Mosul in Iraq. The father told a TV crew how Syrian Islamists had attacked them in Germany: “You have my wife yelled at and beaten. My child they say… We will kill you and drink your blood.”

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Christian refugees don’t leave their women and children behind

Simon Jacob of the Central Council of the Eastern Christians said that stories like this no longer surprise him: “I know a lot of reports of Christian refugees who are under attack. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

“The number of unreported cases is high. We must expect further conflicts that bring the refugees from their homeland to Germany. Between Christians and Muslims. Between Shiites and Sunnis. Between Kurds and extremists. Between Yazidis and extremists,” he said.

h/t Vlad Tepes

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MUSLIM PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES decides to deport 12 Iraqi Chaldean Christians seeking asylum here after they fled the Islamic State (ISIS)

hqdefaultAt the same time, Barack Hussein Obama is trying to bring in up to 200,000 Syrian Muslim so-called ‘refugees,’ but apparently has decided there is no room in America for 12 Chaldean Christians who are being persecuted and slaughtered in Iraq by ISIS. What’s more, Chaldean leaders in the US were advised by the attorneys representing the Christian ‘detainees’ NOT TO COMMENT on their deportation. Or what?

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WND  Nearly half of the 27 Iraqi Christians the Obama administration has been holding for the past six months at an ICE detention center in Otay Mesa, California, are set to be deported in coming weeks, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday.

An immigration judge ordered their removal in the last two weeks, ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack said. She declined to provide specific information about why the immigrants are being deported and where they will be taken. If the Christians are sent back to Iraq they will face almost certain death.

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The 27 Iraqi Christians — also known as Chaldeans — have been detained in Otay for about six months as their immigration cases proceeded, activists and family members told the San Diego Union-TribuneThe Chaldeans were detained by immigration authorities after they attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border through the San Ysidro Port of Entry without documentation several months ago.

Iraq is home to one of the most ancient Christian communities, evangelized by the Apostle Thomas not long after the time of Jesus. It was home to 1.5 million Christians under Saddam Hussein but after the U.S. invaded in 2003, al-Qaida started bombing churches and kidnapping prominent Christian leaders. The attacks became more fierce after al-Qaeda in Iraq morphed into ISIS and the country has been virtually emptied of its Christian population since then.

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Thousands of Chaldeans have fled Iraq, escaping fierce persecution at the hands of terrorists fighting for the Islamic State. Many of their men who refuse to convert to Islam have been beheaded or otherwise killed while their wives and daughters have been sold into sex slavery. Tens of thousands have been forced out of their homes and live in hiding, afraid to even show up at United Nations’ refugee camps, where they often find themselves the victims of further abuse by Muslims.

The pending deportation of these 12 detainees comes as two Iraqi women were arrested on suspicion of fraudulently seeking asylum in the U.S., a federal crime that comes with a penalty of up to five years in custody and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. 

Iraqi Chaldean Christians rally in support of 27 Chaldeans being held at an ICE detention center in California.

Iraqi Chaldean Christians rally in support of 27 Chaldeans being held at an ICE detention center in California.

At the same time the Obama administration deporting Christians, it has over the years allowed in countless Muslim migrants from Africa and the Middle East who crossed the Southern border the same way the Chaldeans did.

The U.S. has large Chaldean Catholic communities in Detroit and San Diego. Chaldean families have held regular demonstrations in support of the 27 detainees, the majority of whom have family who are U.S. citizens, but on Monday they were told by government officials they’d better not comment on the issue.

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Obama’s Justice Department has also gone after the nation’s most successful Chaldean Christian immigration attorney, Robert Dekelaita, 52, of Glenview, Illinois.

DeKelaita has helped thousands of Christians escape the jihadist-inspired violence of Iraq, Egypt and Syria going back to 2001. For his efforts, he was indicted last year on charges of immigration fraud. DeKelaita maintains his innocence and is still awaiting trial.

In an interview with WND last month, DeKelaita said Chaldean-Americans are some of the hardest working of all immigrants. Many in Detroit are successful businessmen who employ hundreds in the convenience store and hospitality industries. (Obama only wants muslims from the Middle East who spend their lives on welfare)

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NEW ZEALAND: Religious ‘tolerance’ concert banned from Nelson Cathedral because of ‘Islamic’ content

1441935657864-1A concert including the Islamic Call to Prayer has been turned away from Nelson’s cathedral after its Dean, Nick Kirk (photo right) said it “was anti- Christian.” The decision has disappointed Nelson Civic Choir, particularly as the concert was about promoting religious ‘tolerance.’ (That’s the problem – Muslims are NOT tolerant and are openly hostile to any religion but their own)

STUFF.Co  Nelson Civic Choir president Wim Oosterhoff felt the Christ Church Cathedral dean’s decision to not host a performance of The Armed Man was “ironic”, and showed religious intolerance. (No, the only intolerance comes from Islam)

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Christ Church Cathedral in Nelson

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is a contemporary anti-war composition, dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis and is based on the Catholic Mass, and includes texts from other religious and historical sources, including the call to prayer, the Bible and the ancient Sanskrit Mahabharata as well as secular writers including Rudyard Kipling.

“It’s not just a concert, it’s a total experience,” Oosterhoff said.

Dean of the cathedral, Nick Kirk said he had refused the choir’s request to perform The Armed Man because it did not fit with the cathedral’s “religious beliefs”. “The Islamic call to prayer is not Christian.” He said the piece did not reflect the cathedral’s values under his leadership. When queried on why the performance was allowed in 2007, Kirk said “I’m a different dean.”

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Kirk said he had already received complaints about the decision, but he was not worried about his stance. “I think we have to stand up for what is true.” (Good for him!)

“The call to prayer is only to Muslims. Obviously Islam, like Christianity, thinks it’s the only way but Islam at its best is a very intolerant religion.”

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IRAQ: The Islamic State (ISIS) has been ethnically cleansing the country of all Christians, turning ancient Christian cities into ghost towns

But where are they going? The EU and the US only offer asylum to Muslim illegal aliens and refugees, which eventually will turn famous European and American cities into Muslim slums or ghost towns, too.

Unlike the Muslim freeloaders looking for generous handouts in the West, Iraqi Christians want to return to their homes in Iraq.

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Obama Regime is bringing in tens of thousands of Muslims as ‘refugees’ but slams the door on persecuted and enslaved Christian and Yazidi refugees

Bu2YZ3wIUAA4viiA year after U.S. airstrikes and Kurdish fighters saved Iraq’s Yazidi population from death at the hands of ISIS atop Mount Sinjar, the historic religious enclave is facing death in its homeland and a cold shoulder from America.

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Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Yazidi girls are being captured, raped, and impregnated by Islamic State savages in order to dilute the ‘white’ gene in them and make them all Muslims

FOX News  Despite the ongoing threat of execution in Iraq, nearly all Yazidis, a Kurdish monotheistic community that lives throughout Iraq, Syria, Turkey and even Armenia and Georgia, who have applied for asylum in the U.S. have been rejected, FoxNews.com has learned. The reason why is not clear, but advocates say Washington is turning a blind eye on the situation.

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“What we are seeing, in real time, is genocide,” said Frank Wolf, a former congressman from Virginia and senior fellow at 21st Century Wilberforce, a nonprofit that seeks to protect Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. “To declare it genocide, that would expedite relief. You can’t allow it to go on.”

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The Yazidi religion includes elements of ancient nature-worship, as well as influences from Christianity, Gnosticism, Zoroastrianism, Islam and Judaism.

Of the tens of thousands of Yazidis uprooted from their homes, only 10 families have been granted asylum in the U.S., according to Yazda, an American-based Yazidi advocacy group. None of the visas were issued due to religious persecution faced at the hands of ISIS.

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“None of these families [in U.S.] are related to the crisis,” Abid Shamden, who works with Yadza, told FoxNews.com, adding that the visas were given as part of a special program for translators who worked with the U.S. military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. “But many are still there. They are not given any special status. They are all treated as the same. My family has been waiting since 2012 for visas.”

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Shamden’s colleague added that several families who sought help under the translator program have even been denied. Officials for the State Department declined to comment, saying specific cases involving visas are confidential.

Many members of the religious minorities in Iraq and Syria — Yazidi or otherwise — have been seeking asylum in the U.S. since ISIS launched its violent offensive, carving out a caliphate the size of Indiana in northern Syria and Iraq. But the process is arduous, and often fruitless, say experts.

Obama won’t release 27 Iraqi Christian asylum seekers held in detention here for 6 months while continuing to flood U.S. cities with unscreened Muslims from Syria and Somalia.

SORRY, America under the Obama Regime only accepts Muslim refugees

SORRY, America under the Obama Regime only accepts Muslim refugees

For  the past six months, 27 Iraqi Christian asylum seekers fleeing the Islamic State (ISIS) have been locked up in an ICE detention center in Otay Mesa, CA, despite the fact that 20 of the 27 Chaldean Christians have American family members living in Southern California who are willing to sponsor them.

The Yazidi plight is similar to that of Chaldeans, an ancient Christian population routed from its historic home in Iraq.  At the outset of the Iraq War in 2003, there were nearly 1.4 million Christians in the country. Estimates today say the total is likely fewer than 250,000.

 

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IRELAND: Muslim leader, who demanded prosecution of Christian pastor for criticizing Islam, has been exposed as Islamic State (ISIS) sympathizer

Belfast-Telegraph-Islam-spawn-of-devilA Christian pastor from Northern Ireland is facing six months in prison for making allegedly “offensive” remarks about Islam. Yet the man pushing for his prosecution, who has used the controversy to leverage the Irish government into supplying land for a mega-mosque, is an ISIS sympathizer, yet nobody says a word.

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Breitbart (h/t Brenda K)  Mosul, where jihadists have murdered or expelled all of the city’s 2,000-year-old, 60,000-strong Christian community, is “the most peaceful city in the world” and “ISIS is less evil than the Iraqi government,” said Raied al-Wazzan, the executive director of the Belfast Islamic Center, which reported the pastor to the police.

Speaking live on BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback show, he continued: “Islamic State came to protect a section of society that had been marginalised, and foreign policy had pushed part of society to reach this point.”

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The police are not investigating his comments, and he has not resigned from his post with the Belfast Islamic Centre, which claims to speak for every one of the 4,000 Muslims thought to live in Belfast. A week later, however, he said his comment had “offended many people” and stated; “I condemn all kinds of violence.”

The controversy began back in May 2014, when pastor James McConnell, 78, gave a sermon where he described Islam as “heathen” and “satanic”. 

Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service has said in a press release that McConnell violated the 2003 Communications Act by “sending, or causing to be sent, by means of a public electronic communications network, a message or other matter that was grossly offensive.” The offence carries a sentence of up to six months.

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Raied al-Wazzan had been leading the push to have McConnell prosecuted for a year before coming out as an IS sympathiser. “This is inflammatory language and it definitely is not acceptable,” he told the BBC back in May 2014. Adding that he would hold McConnell “responsible for any racial attacks on any Muslim in Northern Ireland.”

Around this time, in early June 2014, Raied al-Wazzan was using the publicity generated by the controversy to lobby for taxpayers money to be spent on land for a new mega-mosque. “It is a cultural centre that we are looking for and not just a mosque,” he said on local radio, adding in a statement: “We will provide the funds to build the cultural centre but we need the land from the government.”

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