February 23, 2009
Facts about Christian persecution by IslamTopics: Understanding Islam
As Jihad Watch notes, reading through the numerous anecdotes of Christian persecution at the hands of Islam in the Feb 20 The Bulletin of Christian Worldwide Persecution at politicalIslam.com, we need to bear in mind that this is but a small sample of what really goes on in the Islamic world - most of which never makes it to the media:
Lahore, Pakistan: Two female nursing students were accused of blasphemy. The students are said to have desecrating verses of the Koran. It is believed that this is a trumped-up charge resulting from the students' roommates having been offended by a picture of Jesus hanging on the wall, which the roommates desecrated. A demonstration was staged against the students. 2/17Read the entire post and gain an understanding of the sort of persecution Christians are suffering at the hands of Islam in Egypt, Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UK (HT - Jihad Watch). Readers will find the February 13 edition here.
Sangla Hill, Pakistan: A 13-year-old Christian girl was gang-raped by five Muslims when she went outside to take out the trash. She was kidnapped at gunpoint and taken to their neighborhood. Sangla Hill is the same city where 3 churches, 3 clerical residences, a high school, and the houses of 3 Christian families were destroyed in a riot in 2005. 2/17
Shajwal, Pakistan: Three men murdered a Christian milkman after he demanded his paycheck. He was denied his wages for a month, and when he demanded to be paid his employers, two Muslim brothers and their nephew, taunted him with slurs and then killed him. 2/17
Cairo, Egypt: The ongoing case of Maher al-Gohary, who is engaged in a legal battle to have his official documents changed to reflect his conversion from Islam to Christianity, is expected to wrap up soon. His is the second case of its kind in Egypt. He and his daughter live in fear for their lives, which are continually threatened. 2/13
Cairo, Egypt: Egypt's leading Christians are accusing Cairo's governor of trying Islamize the city by changing the names of some of the country's oldest areas from Christian to Islamic ones, thereby erasing their cultural heritage. The Coptic Pope's advisor has filed a lawsuit against the governor. 2/16
Cairo, Egypt: A Salafi cleric has called for the Islamization of millions of Coptic women in order to eliminate the "Nazarenes of Egypt." Coptic activists have discussed the planned, organized Islamization of Coptic women, but this provides the first concrete evidence of this scheme, which involves "assault." 2/18
From it's February 9 post titled, Ignorance as a Political Point-of-View
, comes some salient points about how politicians, the media, and academia (the "Newstate") are trying to influence the way you and I think about and discuss Islam:
Rational thought and facts are the only tools we have to combat political Islam. On the basis of facts and logic, the kafirs beat the dhimmis and the Muslims, every time. But rational thought is being declared an enemy of the Newstate. The Newstate is the government, the media, and the universities. They all work as one team now. The war against political Islam has become a war to preserve the remnants of rational/critical thought. It is the purpose of the Newstate to eliminate critical/rational thought and analysis. The battle is not with Islam; the battle is with us and how we think.Please help yourself become better informed by taking the time to read the entire piece. Western culture as we know it today depends upon many more in the West beginning to ask questions that the "Newstate" doesn/t want us to ask.
There is a rational basis for discussing Islam, but people do not want a rational basis because they really don't want to open the box and look inside. There is a profound fear of actually looking into the eyes of Mohammed and knowing the mind of Islam. Fear, because we feel ourselves to be in the position of a spouse who has suspicions that their partner is cheating on them. If they found out that their suspicions were true, they would have to do something, so it seems better not to know. To keep us from asking questions and wanting to know, the Newstate has declared knowledge about Islam is to be called bigotry. We just don't do that, you know, discuss Islam. It is not proper behavior. Bigots don't like Muslims. Isn't being afraid of Islam called Islamo-phobia? Exerting critical thought about Islam gets you labeled as mentally and ethically ill. The primary weapon of the Newstate against knowledge is name-calling and insults. To have knowledge about political Islam is a crime against the Newstate.
It is a crime because the authority of the Newstate has decreed it to be so. The genius of the Newstate is knowing that if facts are made a civil crime then critical thought cannot begin. For this reason, the media never, but never, connects the dots of what is happening with political Islam.
We are beginning to mimic the thinking process of Islam. Islam does not allow critical thought, because critical thought is based upon doubt. Doubt might cause you to ask questions like: "Why was Mohammed having the heads of 800 male Jews cut off? Why were the women and children sold in wholesale lots to get money for financing jihad?"
The Newstate has decreed what knowledge is allowed and what knowledge is forbidden. We have lists of ideas that cannot be argued in public without some sort of censor. Go to any university, newspaper or government agency and see if you can discuss:
Posted by Hyscience at February 23, 2009 6:50 AM
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