The following comes from a December 8 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro:
Christians in the U.S. must stop their apathy to the bloody persecution of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, said a religious freedom advocate who proposed an “examination of conscience” for faith communities.
“I am struck by the widespread apathy and indifference and ignorance concerning this issue among Christians, let alone others,” said Timothy Samuel Shah, associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Shah spoke at a December 4 Heritage Foundation panel on “Christian martyrs today.” The panel said they would welcome a designation of genocide by the U.S. for Christians, Yazidis, and other ethno-religious minorities targeted by ISIS in Iraq in Syria, but Shah added that much more must be done by U.S. Christians to aid these persecuted groups.
“Just as a basic matter of our experiencing the suffering of our brothers and sisters in some kind of way, experiencing some kind of solidarity, we are failing the test,” he said, calling his own Catholic parish “pretty indifferent” to the plight of persecuted religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.
“I don’t hear a lot of real outrage from Christian leaders about this issue, on a regular, consistent basis,” Shah said. “Where are the widespread demonstrations? Where are letters by thousands and thousands of pastors to appropriate leaders to do more about this? Where are the spontaneous grassroots campaigns? I don’t see them.”
ISIS, also known as ISIL, the Islamic State, and Daesh, has inflicted countless atrocities – including murder, torture, rape, slavery, and displacement – upon religious and ethnic minorities of Iraq and Syria, as well as upon Sunni Muslims who oppose their caliphate.
Christians cannot wait for political leaders to act, Shah insisted, adding that Christian mobilization will bring about policy action.
“It is supremely ridiculous, if I may say, to ask the Obama administration to bear the moral weight of this issue when we don’t bear any of the moral weight of this issue ourselves,” he said.
It is not my apathy, it is the absolute and disgusting apathy of Obama which is behind this entire mess. Many Iraqi Christians (Eastern rite Catholics) are being departed because their nation’s rulers are not persecuting them, but the Moslem rebels are. Meanwhile, Islamic terrorists are being admitted into Europe and other Western nations, and practically nothing is done to stop this invasion. The press makes it look like Christians are the terrorists, while Isis is the victim.
Massive Worldwide Support for Sharia Law Among Global Muslim Community
Where can we directly donate to the cause of these Christians?
Please do NOT give us the USCCB, or their Catholic Charities – who are helping to relocate / settle MUSLIMS in the USA
– working for President Obama under the
” White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships ”
Try the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). I’ve given for years.
Thank God Pope Francis has opposed air conditioning. s/o
MUSLIMS living INSIDE the USA approx. –
– – 25% believe that violence for religious reasons is acceptable.
– – 51% believe that all Muslims should have a choice of living under Sharia Law or US Law.
It is very important for Americans to understand this.
Advocating that people should be able to disregard US Constitution, and US Law in favor of Sharia Law is what is happening.
Everyone should educate themselves about Sharia Law.
I prefer to contribute through the KOC (Knights of Columbus) Middle East Christians Fund, because I trust the Knights to really directly help Christians escape the Middle East Cauldron.
CNEW is the papal agency, and they also have a fund, but I have lost confidence in the Vatican’s sincerity to really help Middle Eastern Christians.
correction “CNEWA” is the acroynym for the papal agency (cnewa.org).
‘Christian terrorists’ don’t exist
Muhammad taught, and the Quran stresses, that a central tenet of Islam is to convert, enslave or kill the infidel.
An infidel is anyone who is not Muslim or, depending on who’s doing the killing, belongs to a different sect of Islam. Those who fall into that elusive, perpetually mute category tagged “moderate Muslim” are also infidels or “idolaters.”
“When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them,” commands Surah 9:5. “Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.” Faithful Muslims, true followers of Muhammad, “slay the idolaters wherever [they] find them” (see ISIS,…
‘Christian terrorists’ don’t exist
“When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them,” commands Surah 9:5. “Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.” Faithful Muslims, true followers of Muhammad, “slay the idolaters wherever [they] find them” (see ISIS, Hamas, Syed Farook, et al.)…
On the other hand, Jesus taught His followers, who are called Christians, to “do to others what you would have them do to you”
The U.S. supports the United Nations with billions of $$$$$ every year. Why can’t the U.N. relocate these refugees somewhere closer to their home country? The U.S. is taking in millions of people each year, and nobody knows how many. In San Bernardino we found that terrorists were admitted. With so many people from other countries coming in, many groups are Balkanizing, and my never be assimilated into our culture.
Sarah, I think we are taking about 10,000 Syrian refugees a year, not millions.
All you wonderful ‘faithful’ Catholics who voted for Obama: his administration will be deporting many Christian Iraqis because the official government of Iraq is NOT persecuting them (but the terrorists are). The same thing would be true is Syrian Christians tried to be refugees here. Our government is anti-Christian, BUT all hell breaks about because Trump wants to TEMPORARILY halt Moslems coming to live here.
I don’t like this title at all (“Your Apathy is Hurting ISIS Victims”).
Borrowing the concept from Michael Savage (“Government Zero”, meaning Total Government, Total Taxation, Total Control, but Zero Representation, there is also “Church Zero”, which are the structures like Catholic Charities, the Campaign for Human Development, and some Chancery organizations, for example, that demand total financial support, total allegiance “if you are a good Catholic”, total captive audience at their many annual appeals, and of which you have Zero Representation in what they do—in fact, as with the forced relocation of massive numbers of Muslim “refugees” in the US with our $$ and abandonment of ME Christians, for which they…
…. for which they land a financial windfall.
It is not my/our apathy at all, it is zero representation, zero connectedness, it is “Church Zero” for the ordinary Catholic.
When Shariah Law comes, so do marriages to under aged girls, polygamy, female genital mutilation in many cases, barbaric punishments such as cutting off hands and feet merely for theft, men turned into eunuchs to guard the caliph’s harem, and higher taxes for those of non-Muslim religions. The prophet Mohammed sanctioned it all. There is no way to get around all that because it is in the Koran and the hadiths.
I am not sure Mohammed himself sanctioned the eunuchs for the harems, but the later caliphs practiced it at times.
1) Most mosques in the USA have been paid for/funded by Saudi Arabia and other foreign Islamic Arab Countries.
2) Muslim Faith is a “political” movement, as well as religious
3) Understand what is being taught in the USA, mosques and related schools and text books.
4) ISIS (aka ISIL) stands for ISLAMIC STATE.
5) CALIPHATE is: the political-religious state comprising the Muslim community and the lands and peoples under its dominion.
6) SHARIA LAW is the basic Islamic legal system derived from the religious precepts of Islam, particularly the Quran and the Hadith.
7) JIHAD is a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty.
8) LYING (Taqiyya and Kitman) to infidels – non-Muslims is acceptable behavior.
ISIS: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Islamic Jihad: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Abu Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
– – – CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations): TERROR FRONT ORGANIZATION
German customs and security forces report that “scores” of Muslims entering Germany have faked Syrian passports—as did several of the Paris bombers:
Soon coming to America via the current administration.