Thank You, Arab Spring: Muslim Persecution of Christians now Rampant

We are now approximately one year in to the Arab Spring and all the movement really has to show for itself is a rise in the persecution of Christians. There is an excellent piece written by Raymond Ibrahim that appears in the Middle East Forum, in which the regions where apostasy, church burnings, and dhimmitude have become all too common. Once you see the list, it should become quite apparent that the world is in a world of hurt right now.

Via MEF, here are just a few (of many) examples of what Christians went through just last month:

Somalia: A female convert to Christianity was paraded before a cheering crowd and publicly flogged as punishment for embracing a “foreign religion.” Imprisoned since November, “the public whipping was meant to mark her release.” She received 40 lashes as hundreds of Muslim spectators jeered. An eyewitness said: “I saw her faint. I thought she had died, but soon she regained consciousness and her family took her away.” Likewise, “Somali Islamists arrested a Muslim father after two of his children converted to Christianity” and fled. He is accused of “failing to raise his sons as good Muslims, because “good Muslims cannot convert to Christianity.”

Egypt: Before a bishop was going to inaugurate the incomplete Abu Makka church and celebrate the Epiphany mass, a large number of Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood members entered the building, asserting that the church had no license and so no one should pray in it. One Muslim remarked that the building would be suitable for a mosque and a hospital.

Nigeria: Soon after jihadis issued an ultimatum giving Christians three days to evacuate the region or die, armed Muslims stormed a church and “opened fire on worshippers as their eyes were closed in prayer,” killing six, including the pastor’s wife. Then, as friends and relatives gathered to mourn the deaths of those slain, “Allahu Akbar” screaming Muslims appeared and opened fire again, killing another 20 Christians. Several other churches were bombed, and seven more killed.

Turkey: A Christian asylum seeker who fled from Iran because of his faith “was brutally assaulted by his Turkish employer with hot water and his body was severely burned,” due to “the extreme religious views” of his Muslim employer, who “told him he had no rights and that he would not pay him any money,” after the Christian asked for his agreed wages. He “is just one example of hundreds of Iranian Christian asylum seekers who are living in such situations in Turkey.”

Switzerland: A Muslim man hacked his daughter to death for dating a Christian: were they dating in a Muslim-dominated country, the Christian, as so often happens, would have likely received similar treatment.

Again, these are just a few examples. Go to the link to see many more.

Contrast that with a quick visit to the website of left wing human rights group Amnesty International, which seems to be more concerned with homosexual rights and shutting down big oil companies. When it comes to Syria, AI seems to have adopted a position that sides with the Muslim Brotherhood as well.

Read it all.


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