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February 2, 2009

Muslims seek to close oldest Christian monastery

Topics: Understanding Islam

Another incidence of Muslim intolerance of Christians: Saving the monastery of Mor Gabriel, to guarantee a multicultural Turkey:

Muslim leaders are trying to destroy it, and have sued the monastery for alleged proselytism. A spiritual and cultural center for the Syriac Orthodox, it still uses ancient Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus. During the 1960's, at least 130,000 Syriacs lived in Tur Abdin. Today, there are only 3,000. The minority community hopes that the European Union will come to its defense with an appeal to Ankara.
Can you imagine the international outcry we'd here from the media if it were Christians trying to close a mosque?

Posted by Hyscience at February 2, 2009 4:44 PM

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