Pastor Paulus Wiratno of Mercy Indonesia ran an orphanage and taught Christianity by radio from his Bible School- until neighbor Muslims bombed their dormitories while they slept. Here he explains Muslims’ violent intolerance towards non-Muslims.
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The Palestinian Authority is slamming Israel for oppressing Christians. However, if you look at the links below the video, you will see who represent the real oppressors of Arab Christians.
The Blaze Wishing the “merriest of holidays” to Christians in Israel and around the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged the grave threats Christians face in the Muslim world, while reminding us that Israel is the one place in the Middle East where Christians can practice their religion freely.
Bibi adds, “So as you celebrate Christmas and your holy holidays, we hope that you will recall the places where Judaism and Christianity emerged in our ancient land: Nazareth and Bethlehem, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee. And our eternal capital, Jerusalem.”
Palestinians will no doubt be unhappy Netanyahu referred to Bethlehem as part of the ancient land of Israel and Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The PA released its own videotaped Christmas message titled “Justice is Possible and Hope is Justified.” Not one word is spoken in the video, but its images speak volumes.
The video begins by showing Christmas lights and decorations and worshipers – including a teenager – lighting candles in a Christian church, presumably the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. It then cuts to the same Christian teen riding his bicycle but passing what’s presented as the menacing Israeli separation barrier. Israeli authorities erected that barrier – which pro-Palestinian activists refer to as the “apartheid wall” – after a wave of suicide bombings ten years ago killed hundreds of Israelis. Since it was erected has successfully obstructed the free movement of would-be Palestinian suicide bombers.
The media isn’t mentioning the fact that the attackers were Muslims, but I will because it’s always Muslims who do this. At least 12 people were slaughtered in northern Nigeria when attackers raided two churches during Christmas Eve services, police said.
CNN One assault occurred at the Church of Christ in Nations in Postikum, in Yobe province. Gunmen attacked worshipers during prayer, killing six people, including the pastor, and setting the building on fire Worshipers also were attacked at the First Baptist Church in Maiduguri, in Borno state. A deacon and five church members were killed.
They were the latest strikes against Christians in the region. More than 30 people died in a wave of Christmas Day attacks in the north last year, blamed on Boko Haram, a militant group that has targeted Christians and Muslims it considered insufficiently Islamist.
Pope Benedict XVI referred to the northern Nigerian violence in his traditional Christmas message from Vatican City on Tuesday. ”Savage acts of terrorism” in the region, he said, “continue to reap victims, particularly among Christians.”
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In October, a report from Human Rights Watch also addressed violence in northern Nigeria, particularly from Boko Haram. ”Suspected members of the group have bombed or opened fire on worshipers in at least 18 churches across eight northern and central states since 2010. In Maiduguri, the group also forced Christian men to convert to Islam on penalty of death,” it said.
The Christmas attacks came as families whose kin died in last year’s killings delivered graveside prayers for a peaceful holiday period. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan issued a statement promising better days next year, including better security.
But residents told CNN that despite assurances of security, they have been attacked again.
FROM CHRISTMAS 2011
No big deal just some people in africa