ISRAEL: The Islamic State (ISIS) issues leaflet threatening to slaughter all Arab Christians unless they leave Jerusalem by the end of Ramadan

islamic-state-issues-statement-calling-for-invasion-of-jerusalem-isis-israelArab Christians, accused of being Israeli collaborators, must clear out of Jerusalem or face a massacre once Ramadan is over, according to a leaflet allegedly distributed in several locations by ‘Islamic State, Jerusalem Emirate.’ Muslims in Jerusalem have been mandated by ISIS to kill any Christians who refuse to leave.

Haaretz  After greeting Muslims for Ramadan, the leaflet promises ISIS will cleanse the city from Christians, calling them agents of Israel and the West. The leaflet also said the group knows where most of the city’s Christians reside. 

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“We tell the heretic Christians, you must clear out immediately or we’ll massacre you on Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, and one month is time enough to evacuate,” said the leaflet. The leaflet is signed: “Islamic State, Jerusalem Emirate.”

Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah and Bishop Atallah Hanna from the Orthodox Church responded to the leaflet, saying nothing will scare Christians away from their lands or from Jerusalem.

Sabah doubted that the leaflet was issued by ISIS, and said it may be an attempt to divert public attention from the torching of the Tabgha church earlier this month.

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BECAUSE THEY AREN’T MUSLIMS? Is that why the UN isn’t asking Europe and the U.S. to take in persecuted Assyrian Christians as refugees?

rf1After failed negotiations, the Islamic State (IS) has refused to release 242 Assyrian Christian hostages captured during a late February raid along the Khabur River in Syria. Originally, they were demanding $242 million for the hostages. It is feared they will be turned into sex slaves and/or executed.

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Raymond Ibrahim  On May 1, IS demanded 242 million U.S. dollars for the release of the 93 women, 51 children, and 98 men taken captive.  The Assyrian church, family, and friends, unable to raise such a large sum, made a lesser, undisclosed offer, which the Islamic State rejected, saying it would no longer negotiate concerning the fate of the captive Christians.

Based on Islamic law, their fate will now likely be slavery (women and children especially) or execution (men especially).

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According to Bishop Mar Mellis:

We tried many times to negotiate with the people that captured them and for their release.

We offered them an amount of money ($1 million) in accordance with the law of jizya but sadly after a week the negotiator between us returned and told us that ISIS wanted $100,000 for each person. They were asking for over $23 million.

We are a poor nation. These people [Christian captives] have not done anything wrong and won’t harm anyone. We as Assyrians do not have this amount of money you are asking for. We offered an amount of money that we cannot disclose at this time. With the amount we offered, we thought it was acceptable, to have the return of the 230 people.

After two days, they [Islamic State] told us: “The amount the church offered was not acceptable. From now on, we will no longer negotiate with you.” We then thought we would wait, hoping they would come back to talk. Sadly, we received word that the 230 kidnapped people will be sent to the Court of Sharia in Raqqa, where a Muslim judge from Mosul will deliver their fate.

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In the context of these ongoing attacks that the ancient Assyrian Christian community has been exposed to, particularly at the hands of IS, Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church of the East declared before a European parliament on human rights that “Assyrian Christians are facing a danger that threatens their existence in their historical regions.”

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FINALLY! Justice for a Christian professor in India who had his hand chopped off by angry Muslims after he set a grammar exam question about a character called Mohammed

Oh, NOT the notorious paedophile prophet Mohammed, just a regular guy named Mohammed.

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UK Daily Mail  Professor T J Joseph from Kerala, India was brutally maimed by 13 members of the Islamic Group ‘The Popular Front’ because he used the name Mohammed in a grammar exam. After giving the paper to his students Joseph was ambushed on his way home from church in 2010.

He described to India’s NDTV website how, following a number of lucky escapes from previous attacks, he was dragged from his car and then thugs slashed at his hand with knives. Joseph has had to go through a number of surgical procedures to reattach and save what little remained of his hand and to treat other gashes sustained in the savage attack.

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The professor, who teaches communication at a college in Thodpuzah, explained that the attack took place not far from his home as his assailants blocked him in his car using their vehicle and then smashed his window. He was taken to a specialists’ hospital in Ernakulam where his hand was reattached through a complicated procedure.

The motivation for the Islamists’ attack came some months earlier when Joseph gave students a number of sentences to punctuate which contained the name Mohammed. None of the exam referenced the Islamic prophet.

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Not long after, rumblings began at Joseph’s college but none of his fellow teachers stood behind him. He explained that because some had seemed to apologize to the community on his behalf, had confirmed his guilt in the eyes of local Muslims.

Ten of the those involved in the attack on Joseph have now been sentenced to eight years in prison, India’s National Ivestigative Agency Court jailed the three other assailants to teo years jail time, and a fine of 8 lakh.

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BAD MOVE EGYPT: Egyptian Christian youths face trial for ‘insulting Islam’ by making fun of ISIS

B9316274077Z.1_20150216144655_000_GAJ9VQE8S.1-0Four Egyptian Christian kids who dared make fun of ISIS in a harmless video are headed for trial along with their teacher on charges of “insulting Islam,” after their Muslim neighbors got hold of the footage and went to police.

FOX News (h/t ToastedHam)  Aged between 15 and 16, the youths could face up to five years in a youth detention center – while the teacher would serve any sentence he receives in prison – if the court finds them guilty of violating Egypt’s blasphemy law, Egypt-focused activists say. 

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Still shot of one of the boys from the video

Egyptian Christian and civil rights groups are leading calls for their release, but the five – members of the Coptic community that descends from the non-Arab people whose Pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt – have already spent weeks in police holding cells.

“They are some kids who decided to have fun in a private place,” Mina Thabet, a Coptic activist and researcher at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, told FoxNews.com from Cairo. “They were on a trip with their teacher, but somehow rumor got out that they’d thrown down the Koran, and had insulted Islam, so that led to their arrests.”

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The teacher, Gad Younan, 42, had been escorting the four boys ­– and a fifth Coptic youth seen in the video – on a faith-based excursion outside their home village of Al-Nasriyah in Minya Governorate. At some point, the teacher allowed the boys to shoot a video on his cell phone in their hotel room.

Thabet said the 32-second clip ­– provided exclusively to FoxNews.com – fails to support the rumors about the boys having allegedly insulted Islam. Instead, it shows them mocking ISIS by imitating a beheading – a form of execution that has become one of the terror group’s multiple signature atrocities.

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“They use some words that are used in Muslim prayers, but they are in no way being disrespectful to Islam,” said Thabet. “And even if they were, they should have the right to free speech ­­– but in Egypt we have this law.”

Article 98(f) of the Egyptian Penal Code criminalizes a series of faith-related comments, including “insulting a heavenly religion or a sect following it.”

Muslim residents in Al-Nasriyah filed an initial complaint in early April, leading to Younan’s arrest and, says one Coptic newspaper report, questioning over four days. More than 2,000 local Muslims then launched a series of marches over three days in order to put pressure on the parents of the children to give up their loved ones to the authorities, witnesses reported.

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“They were…chanting: ‘With our souls and blood, we will defend you, oh Islam! We will not leave you; we will take revenge for you!” Salah told how the mobs were “pelting Christian homes with stones” and “pounding threateningly on doors and windows” of shops owned by Coptic Christians.

A “reconciliation meeting” between the Muslim and Christian communities in the village ended the way Coptic activists say such gatherings typically end: with the Christian side being essentially forced to offer its apologies and make a series of concessions.

This one ended with the Christians of the village condemning what had happened, and agreeing to ban Younan from the village “in order to preserve his life and to calm the situation,” said their signed avowal document, according to World Watch Monitor.

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Well, that didn’t last very long

The prosecution of the youths comes against the backdrop of a new wave of Muslim targeting of Christians in the towns and villages of Minya Governorate despite a pledge by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to protect members of the faith amid his calls for national unity.

The targeting has included mob-violence and even police raids on Christian places of worship, most often in relation to attempts by Christians to repair or rebuild some of the 80 or so churches damaged or destroyed attacks on them in August 2013.

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NIGER, AFRICA: In just a few hours, Muslims burned down, destroyed, and ransacked at least 80 Christian buildings including 69 churches

Church-BurningMostly unreported by the Western media, in reaction to the mass slaughter of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in Paris, hundreds of Muslims in Niger went on a wild rampage systematically destroying and torching dozens of churches, Christian schools and homes in just a matter of a few hours.

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CBN Ten Christians lost their lives and hundreds were injured when Muslim mobs went on the deadly rampage in early January.

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“They took pews, Bibles, chairs and sound equipment then set them on fire,” Issa, pastor of Bethel Horizon Church in Niamey the capital city, said. “They did this while chanting, “Allahu Akbar” and leaving messages of ‘There is no God but Allah and Mohamed is his messenger.’

Yet now, over 3 months later, not even one arrest has been made by the government  Muslim leaders even deny that Muslims did this, saying Muslims don’t do this type of thing. It must have been Christians.”

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Did Obama bar an Iraqi nun from entering the U.S. to testify about ISIS atrocities because she is a Christian?

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Sister Diana Momeka, the only Christian in a delegation of Iraqi minority groups, was coming to tell Americans about the Islamic State’s (ISIS) persecution and slaughter of Christians in Iraq, but the State Department won’t let her in.

National Review  Sister Diana Momeka was the only Christian in the delegation and the only member blocked from the trip, leading some of her American supporters to question why she was singled out.

Why is the United States barring Sister Diana Momeka, a persecuted Iraqi Catholic nun — an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS — from coming to Washington to testify about this catastrophe?

Earlier this week, we learned that every member of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups, including representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia religious communities, has been granted visas to come for official meetings in Washington — save one. The single delegate whose visitor visa was denied happens to be the group’s only Christian from Iraq.

Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena was informed on Tuesday by the U.S. consulate in Erbil that her non-immigrant-visa application has been rejected. The reason given in the denial letter is:  You were not able to demonstrate that your intended activities in the United States would be consistent with the classification of the visa.

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She told me in a phone conversation that, to her face, consular officer Christopher Patch told her she was denied because she is an “IDP” or Internally Displaced Person. “That really hurt,” she said. Essentially, the State Department was calling her a deceiver.

The State Department officials made the determination that the Catholic nun could be falsely asserting that she intends to visit Washington when secretly she could be intending to stay. That would constitute illegal immigration, and that, of course, is strictly forbidden (except if you are Hispanic, Black, or Muslim)  Once here, she could also be at risk for claiming political asylum, and the U.S. seems determined to deny ISIS’s Christian victims that status.

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Sister Diana Momeka

In reality, Sister Diana had meetings set up with the Senate and House foreign-relations committees, the State Department, USAID, and various NGOs. In support of her application, Sister Diana had multiple documents vouching for her and the temporary nature of her visit. 

She also submitted an invitation from her sponsors, two highly respected Washington-area institutions, the Institute for Global Engagement and former congressman Frank Wolf’s (R., Va.) 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative. For good measure, she also had a letter of endorsement for her visit from Representative Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.).

The State Department wasn’t buying. It either thought that they were all in on a scheme by the nun or that Sister Diana was plotting to deceive her well-placed friends and supporters, as well as the U.S. government.

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Until ISIS stormed into Qaraqosh last August, Sister Diana had a distinguished academic career and had been teaching an intensive course on spiritual direction at St. Ephrem Seminary, as well as English and peacemaking courses. She, along with the town’s 50,000 other, mostly Christian, residents, fled for their lives from ISIS during the second week of August. Since then, the 30-something religious woman has served as a spokesperson for this community, as well as for the over 100,000 other Christians driven into Kurdistan under the ISIS “convert or die” policy. 

She is  viewed as a critical voice to awaken the church in the West to the suffering of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.” But in the eyes of the U.S. consulate, she is just another Christian IDP. 

Adding insult to injury: In its 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, issued this week, the State Department pledged that “every overseas post and domestic bureau will seek opportunities to engage religious leaders,” as part of its pursuit of countering “violent extremism.” Opportunities to engage with everyone, that is, except Catholic nuns in Iraq.

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NONE of Moochelle Obama’s ‘BringBackOurGirls’ girls were among the 200 girls and 93 women rescued by Nigerian forces from Boko Haram

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Islamic terrorist group BOKO HARAM, having formed an alliance with ISIS, is now doing business as the ‘Islamic State in West Africa.’

The announcement from Nigeria’s military Tuesday that it had rescued 200 girls and 93 women from the Sambisa Forest raised hopes that the mostly Christian Chibok girls — whose mass kidnap ignited global rallies and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign — finally had been found. None of the girls rescued this week matched any of the 219 still missing from the Chibok kidnapping just over a year ago, and are feared to have been sold into sexual slavery by Boko Haram.

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EGYPT: 71 Muslim Brotherhood savages get life sentences for torching Christian church

An Egyptian court has sentenced 71 Muslims to life in prison for their role in the August 2013 burning of a Christian church in the Giza province village of Kafr Hakim, state news reports.

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CNN  (h/t Pete) The Virgin Mary Church was torched and looted by a mob, some of whom chanted against Coptic Christians and called for Egypt to become an “Islamic state,” one of at least 42 churches and many more businesses and homes targeted that August, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch reports. Others attacked included St. George Church in Sohag, a city south of Cairo on the Nile River, and Prince Tadros Church in Fayoum, which is southwest of Cairo, according to reports.

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In addition to those getting life sentences, two minors were sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined 10,000 Egyptian pounds (about $1,300), Egypt’s official Egynews reported.

Most of those sentenced — 52 of the 73 defendants — were tried in absentia, with 21 already in prison, according to Egynews.

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Some blamed the church and other attacks on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist movement that backed Mohamed Morsy. Morsy became Egypt’s first democratically elected president following the ouster of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. Morsy was pushed out by Egypt’s military. 

Morsy was sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier this month after being convicted on charges related to violence outside the presidential palace in December 2012. But he was acquitted of murder in the deaths of protesters.

Christian churches across Egypt stormed, torched

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This is a partial list:
Churches

 Alexandria

  1. Father Maximus Church

Arish

  1. St George Church | Burned 

Assiut

  1. Good Shepherds Monastery |  Nuns attacked
  2. Angel Michael Church | Surrounded
  3. St George Coptic Orthodox Church 
  4. Al-Eslah Church| Burned 
  5. Adventist Church | Pastor and his wife kidnapped 
  6. St Therese Church 
  7. Apostles Church | Burning 
  8. Holy Revival Church | Burning 

Beni Suef

  1. The Nuns School 
  2. St George Church | al-Wasta

Cairo

  1. St Fatima Basilica | Heliopolis | Attempted Attack

Fayoum (Five churches)

  1. St Mary Church | El Nazlah 
  2. St Damiana Church | Robbed and burned
  3. Amir Tawadros (St Theodore) Church
  4. Evangelical Church | al-Zorby Village | Looting and destruction
  5. Church of Joseph | Burned 
  6. Franciscan School | Burned 

Gharbiya

  1. Diocese of St Paul | Burned 

Giza

  1. Father Antonios
  2. Atfeeh Bishopric

Minya 

  1. Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram | Delga, Deir Mawas 
  2. St Mina Church | Abu Hilal Kebly, Beni Hilal 
  3. Baptist Church | Beni Mazar 
  4. Deir Mawas Bishopric
  5. Delga Church | Attacked 
  6. The Jesuit Fathers Church | Abu Hilal district
  7. St Mark Church | Abu Hilal district
  8. St Joseph Nunnery 
  9. Amir Tadros Church 
  10. Evangelical Church 
  11. Anba Moussa al-Aswad Church
  12. Apostles Church 

Qena

  1. St Mary’s Church | Attempted Burning

Sohag

  1. St George Church 
  2. St Damiana | Attacked and burned 
  3. Virgin Mary | Attacked and burned 
  4. St Mark Church & Community Center
  5. Anba Abram Church | Destroyed and burned 

Suez

  1. St Saviours Anglican Church 
  2. Franciscan Church and School | Street 23 | Burned 
  3. Holy Shepherd Monastery and Hospital 
  4. Good Shepherd Church (molotov cocktail thrown)- Relationship with Holy Shepherd Monastery unknown.
  5. Greek Orthodox Church 

Christian Institutions

  • House of Father Angelos (Pastor of Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram) | Delga, Minya | Burned 
  • Properties and Markets of Copts | al-Gomhorreya Street, Assiut
  • Seventeen Coptic homes | Delga, Minya | Burned
  • YMCA | Minya| Burned 
  • Coptic Homes | Qulta Street, Assiut | Attacked
  • Offices of the Evangelical Foundation & Oum al-Nour | Minya
  • Coptic-owned shops, pharmacy, and hotels | Karnak and Cleopatra Streets, Luxor | Attacked and Looted
  • Dahabeya Nile Boat | Minya| Church-owned 
  • Bible Society bookshop | Cairo | Burned 
  • Bible Society | Fayoum 
  • Bible Society | al-Gomohoreya Street, Assiut 

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As Barack Hussein Obama still refuses to recognize the Armenian Christian Genocide by Turkish Muslims, Turkish Muslims celebrate it

This is a still shot captured from a report on a German news program about the Armenian Genocide and the way it is handled in Turkey. The banner reads:

“We celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the cleansing of our homeland of Armenian Christians. We are proud of our (Ottoman Muslim) ancestors.”

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UGANDA: Christian Pastor’s teenage daughter brutally gang-raped by 5 Muslim savages because her father would not close down his church

Keep in mind that the Christian population of Uganda is 85%. Muslims, who comprise just 11%, were furious when a local pastor ignored their warnings to stop holding religious services at the church, so they took revenge on his teenage daughter by gang-raping her.

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Morningstar News (h/t Mike F)  The daughter of the pastor of New Hope Church was approaching the church building at Kiryolo, Kaderuna Sub-County, Budaka District, at about 7:30 p.m. on March 28 when the men took her into bushes and assaulted her, an area church leader told Morning Star News. The site is about 300 yards from her home.

“The five Muslims took hold of me, and they raped me there,” she told the Morning Star News source. “I tried to scream, but they threatened to kill me. One of them said, ‘Your father should stop this prayer meeting of trying to change Muslims to become Christians and close the church building – we have warned him several times.’”

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Her father said her injuries are so serious that he would like to send her for specialized treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala as she continues to be traumatized. “The girl still has problems communicating,” he said. “She just says a few words and then keeps quiet.”

The pastor said he also had received several threatening text messages from Muslims. “One of the read, ‘Be you informed that we do not want your church in this area. If you continue worship here, then you will live to regret it,’” he said.

Budaka District that is 65% Muslim has been the site of other attacks against Christians. Muslims make up only 11.5 % of the total population Uganda, which is 85% Christian.

 Senior Pastor/Bishop Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International, outside Kampala, Uganda told Morning Star News that doctors in Israel saved his sight and hearing following the acid attack he suffered at the hands of Islamic extremists on Christmas Eve 2011.

Senior Pastor/Bishop Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International, outside Kampala, Uganda told Morning Star News that doctors in Israel saved his sight and hearing following the acid attack he suffered at the hands of Islamic extremists in Uganda on Christmas Eve 2011.

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14-year-old Pakistani Christian boy dies after being set on fire by Muslims because he was a Christian

The 14-year-old Pakistani Christian boy who was beaten and set on fire by two Muslim men last Friday after answering truthfully that he was a Christian, died Wednesday, due to burns inflicted during the attack.

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Christian Post  According to prominent Pakistani human rights attorney Sardar Mushtaq Gill, the young boy, Nouman Masih, was walking on his way to a cloth stitching job when he was approached by two Muslim men.

After answering when asked by the men whether he was a Muslim or Christian, the men beat him, chased him down, doused him in kerosene and set him on fire when he told them that he was a Christian. Doctors ruled that Masih’s body was 55 percent burned.

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Although doctors thought Masih might be able to survive his burns, Gill told The Christian Post on Wednesday that the hospital did not have the burn treatment facilities needed to treat the severity of Masih’s wounds.

“When he was on his way, two unknown men stopped him and inquired: ‘What is your religion? Are you Christian or Muslim?’ When he said ‘I am Christian,’ they beat him and he tried to save himself. Unfortunately, they chased him and then catch him and get kerosene all on him and set on fire,” Gill explained. “This is the incident and these are all the facts. He, himself, told this to senior police officer and a number of people recorded his statement and I also heard the same words from his mouth.”

Because Masih’s attackers were able to flee the scene unidentified, the actual perpetrators of the attack are unknown.

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Turkish hackers take down Vatican website over Pope Francis’ remarks about Armenian Genocide of 1.5 million Christians by Ottoman Muslim Turks

JLa1WEThe hacker, a member of “Turkhackteam,” a nationalist group of Turkish Muslim hackers, posted messages on Twitter ahead of the cyber-attack, accusing the Turkish media of remaining silent in the face of Pope Francis’ Armenian genocide remark. Pope Francis correctly described the 1915 mass slaughter  of Armenians by the Ottoman Muslim Turkish Empire as the “first genocide of the 20th century.” 

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Today’s Zaman  Pope Francis made the controversial remark as he honored the 100th anniversary of the World War I massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire on Sunday. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Vatican’s ambassador in Ankara on the same day.

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Turkish officials reportedly told the ambassador that they were “deeply sorry and disappointed”, adding that the pope’s comments had caused a “problem of trust.” Turkey recalled its ambassador to Vatican City, Mehmet Paçacı, who arrived in İstanbul on Monday.

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The hacker also wrote messages prior to the attack saying: “Tonight I am going to pay a visit to Catholics. Let’s give a message to Mr. Pope.” He continued in another message by saying that “Armenians should know that we exist. This is not the first and will not be the last, even though our own media remains silent.”

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The hacker, speaking to the website hackread.com, said, “We want the pope to apologize for his words or we will make sure the website remains offline.” He told the website that the pope’s comments are unacceptable and that he is a religious figure — which the hacker respects — however, biased comments and calling what happened with Armenians during World War I genocide is not true.

Historians estimate that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I, an event widely viewed by genocide scholars as the first genocide of the 20th century. Turkey claims that the death toll has been inflated and that those killed were victims of civil war and unrest.

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