Skip to comments.Radical Islam's Existential Threat to Christianity Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Posted on 05/20/2019 11:03:33 AM PDT by Jyotishi
Middle Eastern Christians have endured a long and violent history at the hands of radical Muslims.
At the turn of the 20th century, Christians made up 20 percent of the population in the Middle East. Today, that number is only 3-5 percent.
"Christians have been harassed in more countries than any other religious group and have suffered harassment in many of the heavily Muslim countries of the Middle East and North Africa," says the Pew Research Center's Katayoun Kishi.
By 2050, it is estimated Christians will compose 3 percent or less of the population of the Middle East with Muslims becoming 94%.
Middle East specialist and author Raymond Ibrahim argues that "for centuries Islam has been literally and figuratively erasing Christianity."
He points to a recent discovery by French scholar Dr Eléonore Cellard of an eighth-century manuscript of the Qur'an, which was written over a copy of the Old Testament.
Cellard noticed that behind the Arabic writing of the Qur'an were faint Coptic letters from Deuteronomy.
"This is a very important discovery for the history of the Qur'an and early Islam. We have here a witness of cultural interactions between different religious communities," Cellard told The Guardian.
Ibrahim argues those cultural interactions were persecution.
"What is euphemistically referred to as 'cultural interactions between different religious communities' and 'the contact between communities in the first centuries of Islam' is a reference to the near cultural annihilation of Coptic Christian civilization by Islam on the former's own homeland," he writes.
John Nikiu, a Coptic bishop who was eyewitness to the Muslim invasion of Egypt in the seventh century, said Egypt's Muslim conquerors viewed "the servants of Christ as enemies of Allah" and gave detailed accounts of Christian persecution at the hands of radical Muslims.
Nikiu concludes his bloody account by saying, "But let us now say no more, for it is impossible to describe the horrors the Muslims committed."
Ibrahim points to other Coptic chroniclers who also described the events.
"The dead were cast out into the streets and market-places, like fish which the water throws up on the land, because they found none to bury them; and some of the people devoured human flesh" from starvation, writes the chronicler Severus Ibn al-Muqaffa (d.987).
Ibrahim documents the persecution of Egyptian Christians centuries ago in a new book, Sword and Schimitar.
That persecution continues today.
Over the last 30 years, more than one million Coptic Christians have left Egypt due to widespread attacks, church bombings, and kidnappings at the hands to radical Muslims.
The same is true for many Christians and other religious minorities in the region.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released in its 2018 Annual Report that 16 countries are "of particular concern for religious freedom violations. Most of them are majority Muslim countries.
"Sadly, religious freedom conditions deteriorated in many countries in 2017, often due to increasing authoritarianism or under the guise of countering terrorism," said USCIRF Chairman Daniel Mark. "Yet there is also reason for optimism 20 years after the passage of the International Religious Freedom Act. The importance of this foundational right is appreciated more now than ever, and egregious violations are less likely to go unnoticed."
Many activist groups including Open Doors USA and In Defense of Christians are working around the clock to make sure those violations do not go unnoticed.
Correct. There is no radical Koran and a non-radical version of the Koran that I am aware of. Islam is one of Satan’s Cults and must be neutralized.
The abomination that causes desolation, and it’s false prophet.
Fakest of all possible fake news.
Bring back the Templars.
So many do not know that muzzie crusades led to the Christian crusades (to get their stolen lands back from the muzzie slaughterers).
Crusade literally means way of the cross.
“Yet there is also reason for optimism 20 years after the passage of the International Religious Freedom Act. The importance of this foundational right is appreciated more now than ever, and egregious violations are less likely to go unnoticed.”
Egregious violations...it is not enough that they are
noticed only. They must be stopped. If the egregious
violations result in death, they can only be stopped
by the death of the perpetrators. As a consequence
we are in a war for our way of life.
No Islam, peace!
Islam is an evil death cult that is responsible for the deaths of AT LEAST 270,000,000 non-Moslems since 622 AD!
For more information about Moslem depredations through the ages, see http://markhumphrys.com/islam.killings.html#politicalislam
A problem is the Judeo /Christians would rather solve the Islamic problem by praying , instead of preying. - Tom
Islam will learn that Christians can be terrible
opponents at some point. Buddhists too.
History is replete with examples.
Ilhan Omar Promotes Somali Policies; Complains Trump Is Droning Jihadis in Somalia to Death Breitbart ^ | 16-05-19 | EDWIN MORA / FR Posted by McQ444
WASHINGTON, DC Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), during a House panel hearing on Thursday, complained that U.S. President Donald Trump has dramatically intensified American airstrikes in her native Somalia that have killed hundreds of members of the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab. Describing herself as an African on this committee, she suggested that the Trump administration should reassess the way it deals with al-Shabaab and other jihadis in Somalia. Her comments came during a hearing by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Omar told the Trump administration witnesses invited to testify: (Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Here's the problem....the creepy rag-head describes herself as an African on a Congressional committee...... An African? ..... you can bet this fraud's got a whole bunch of identities......one for every occassion.
Tucker Carlson called the Muslim woman and self-proclaimd Somali refugee someone who hates our country and who came to the U.S. at public expense, noting that she demanding the abolition of ICE, the decriminalization of illegal immigration itself, and an end to all deportation programs.
She demands open borders, the unlimited arrival of anyone who wants to come to America, whether they have anything to contribute or not; and taxpayers get to pay for it. And if you dont want to, according to "the African" youre a bigot, Carlson said.
He referenced Omar as a symbol of Americas failed immigration system if there ever was one. (Excerpt) Read more at bizpacreview.com ...
LOYALTY TO SOMALIA NOT AMERICA---Democrat Omar complained on the floor of the US Congress that President Trump has dramatically intensified American airstrikes in her native Somalia that have killed hundreds of members of the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab.
REALITY CHECK I guess her Somali BIL gave her the script. Read on.
Omars brother-in-law, a Somalia official, tweeted on March 4: Road to 2020/21 and national issues in #Somalia - current political agreement (4.5) is decaying, yet main governance systems/structures are not in place: constitution is incomplete, justice system poor, security absent, political parties not there...what gives?!
This is embedded with some sort of creepy Muslim code......probably for more US foreign aid.....
Omar got her BIL a top job in the Somali administration. Read on.
Democrat Cong Clyburn said Omar "told him" she was born in Somalia, and had to flee the country to escape Somali violence,
and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the US.....this according to Clyburn.
Then why, as a frightened Somali given refuge in America, did she hurry back to Somalia to get her BIL a job?
This creepy Somali Muslim woman in our Congress has a hidden agenda no one could ever imagine.Omar has world-wide terrorist connections.
BACKSTORY-- Just a few weeks after her election to Minnesota's state legislature,
Ilhan left her American refuge to travel to her homeland she says she "fled in fear".
She was with then-Pres Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, a Somali favorite for re-election.
He reportedly invited her to appear beside him prior to the Somali election taking place.
That's the "frightened lady" pictured chit-chatting, setting up her foreign policy $$$$ Somali agenda.
No Longer "Fearful," elected US state rep Omar Endorsed Somalias New President. Four Days Later,
Omar's Brother-in-Law Had a Powerful Job in the Somali Administration. The US foreign aid is about to pour in.
What was the deal she made with the corrupt-ridden Somali govt? Are the violent Somalians she once fled,
privy to US security reports from Omar's current position on the Congressional Foreign Affair Committee?
You better believe it, guys.
A foray into foreign politics, should have disqualified her from getting US security clearance.
Thanks for the link!
I stand corrected. Will never make that mistake again, thx.
I believe it.
Imagine a Soviet Russian refugee getting elected to U. S. Congress in 1964, that returned to visit Russian leaders after fleeing, and getting put on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee...absolutely unimaginable.
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