By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Sunday Special)
The rare leaked photo above, never seen before in the West, should reveal that hypocrisy and baseless opinions are the two most abundant commodity of the damned wide gate. These surfaced in abundance when on April 2nd to May 10th, 2002, 200 Muslims who feared retribution for their terror acts, with machine-guns entered the very sanctuary where Christ was born. They converted parts of it into a mosque, defecated in other parts, destroyed holy relics and stole the golden ornaments and crucifixes as you will see the testimony from the priests held hostage.
You might think, this is an old story and click out. However, the evidences, photos and the footage is rarely exposed, which we obtained from Arab, Jewish as well as Church sources. You will rarely see these sources circulating that tell the truth, while the politically correct narrative is found in abundance.
What is also rarely exposed is the deafening silence from Church hierarchy condemning the real culprits. Christ’s Crucifixion is two millennia old and that story too shows how hypocrisy and baseless opinion prevailed since these are the most abundant commodity of the damned. In the story of Christ, hypocrisy prevailed from the top, the Sanhedrin. Do we think that this could be any different when it comes to the Church? Truth is a very narrow gate.
The Jew, in order to capture the evil Muslim terrorists, ended up rescuing this holiest of places in Operation Defensive Shield, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) converged upon Bethlehem to rescue some 200 monks, resident ‘caretakers’ of the church. While you might get offended here for speaking positively of Jews, wait, today we will also release a shocking revelation showing Jews acting worse than the nazis.
While we might feel for the captive priests in that church as ‘holy men’, let me show how these priests (they are not even Muslim) behaved during one Christmas inside this holy place. The one hundred or so priests got in a fight because one Christian sect walked into another Christian sect’s turf:
People can love their sect more than they love Christ to the point they will even desecrate Christ Himself. And if sectarian divides are all of the devil, the Siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, is a case in point where God had enough. He finally allowed His second holiest place to be desecrated by Muslims. Such an ‘abomination of desolation’ to this Holy place, where God rested His head as a babe in a manger, revealed a repeat on what happened historically where Jews chose Caesar over Christ and God forsook the ancient Holy of Holies. What happened with the Sanhedrin also happened with the Vatican; a repetition of the story where God was no respecter of persons.
Hypocrisy and baseless opinion stemmed from the Custodians of the Holy Land (Custodia Francisca Terra Sancta – CFTS) including even the Vatican, even till now, refrained from ever making a single statement of condemnation of the Muslim desecration of the Manger of God. The sanctuary was wired with explosives. It even became a latrine where Muslims defecated in it. The holy writ was used to wipe as toilet paper. Holy objects, crucifixes, gold and all, was all stolen. The rare photos were not easy to obtain, but reveal everything that needs to be revealed.
After the incident, American agents collected tens of assault rifles left behind under the terms of the release, while Israeli experts had found 40 “explosive devices,” including booby traps set up to bomb Christ’s birthplace to oblivion.
It can’t get any worse than this.
The Vatican cried out, of course, but it was completely silent to blame the Muslims. It was actually the Jew who did what was right in revealing the truth. It matters not how deep you dig into the evidences from video, photo, Vatican communication, including evidence from U.S. agents on the ground … it became obvious that Jew hatred was the main culprit in the silence of the lambs.
Instead of coming to the aid of Christ’s birthplace, the forced entrance and desecration of Christ’s only infant sanctuary, where no one had room at the inns for the Son of God. Now He found no room for His only Inn on earth, even at the Vatican. Instead, the incident was used to create an international crisis, not for the Muslim terrorist, but with the Holy See leading a campaign of unprecedented criticism against the Jews who saved the place and where the Israeli Defense Forces and its special team negotiated the liberation of some 200 priests and monks held hostages inside. Did this photo lie?
On April 8, 2002, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Michael Melchior convened a meeting in his office with Deputy Minister of Defense Dalia Rabin-Filosof and the heads of the various churches involved, but the IDF team continued to be responsible for the negotiations, and it was seemingly unaware of the strong protests of the Holy See. In fact, the Israeli press refrained from reporting most of the declarations of Vatican official condemnations and the pope on this issue until all was resolved.
A particularly negative and most evil role that was played, and not for the first time, by Msgr. Michel Sabbah, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, who declared lies, claiming that the entering Muslims were not armed and that they were willingly accepted into the church, and were given refuge. All the video of machine-gun firing from the Church, the desecration, the abominations … as if they where a figment of some journalist’s imaginations.
This, even though, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has no part in the governance of the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, which, is reserved to the squabbling sects; Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land and to the Armenian Patriarchate. The only smudge of truth came from the Latin Patriarchate which published a declaration on April 3 denying Msgr. Sabbah’s statement while equivocating to blame either side, yet the truth seeped out as they stated clearly:
“the problematic situation created in and around the Basilica is the result of the violent invasion effected by armed men who thereafter barricaded themselves there.”(1)
The contradiction of Msgr. Sabbah was clear.
The forced entrance of armed Palestinians into the church created an international crisis, with the Holy See leading a campaign of unprecedented criticism against the Jews.
Besides the desecration, the secularists always argue that “stone is stone”, but even the living stones, the hostage priests, were completely sold out by the Custodia Francisca Terra Sancta (CFTS). Instead of coming to the defense of the sheep, CFTS declared falsities stating:
“The friars are NOT hostages; they are in their own house, in the precise place where they belong, in fidelity to their divine calling, and in obedience to the orders of their superiors.”(2)
And instead of exposing the Muslim violation to the manger of the Son of God, the Custodia Francisca Terra Sancta stated that an Israeli rescue would be:
“an extremely grave violation of the holy place, of the fundamental principles of humanity and civilization, and of precise undertakings at the level of international law.”
It mattered not that even the very sanctuary was converted into a mosque as the leaked photo we obtained from the Arabic reveals:
In fact, the Israelis who did not enter at the time, fearing the repercussion from the Holy Sea, were equated to the Muslim terrorists, while the Muslims who forced their way into the church were deemed innocent lambs:
“Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, and Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio in Israel, have had contacts with the Israeli authorities to confirm that the Holy See regards respect for the status of the Holy Places as an absolute priority.”
Navarro-Valls continued to insist that the Israelis, not just the Muslims, must abide by agreements to respect the sanctity of this holy place stating:
“the fundamental agreement of 1993 between the Vatican and the State of Israel, as well as the 2000 basic agreement with the Palestinian Authority, include articles that sanction respect for the status quo of the Holy Places.”(3)
Father David Jaeger, spokesman for the CFTS, described the incident to Reuters as an “Israeli” not Muslim violation:
“an act of indescribable barbarity. It is a violation of every law of humanity and civilization. It is a violation of the explicit and repeated public and diplomatic guarantees of the State of Israel, with consequences that will be long-term and incalculable.”(4)
The whole situation was described by officials of the Vatican as if the priests were “not hostage” and the terrorists as “invited guests” while the Jew was described as trying to force the priests to give up their holy duty. Father Jaeger reported that the Franciscans were under heavy pressure from Israeli officials to leave the Church of the Nativity, yet these brave men of God were holding their grounds:
“The friars have resisted that pressure [by Israel], pointing out that the shrine is their home – served by the Franciscan order for centuries.”
The pope was kept in the dark concerning the real situation inside the Basilica. His only source was Father Ibrahim Faltas, a pro-Palestine, pro-Muslim Franciscan, who was feeding him falsities. The Vatican’s daily Osservatore Romano, wrote on the same day:
“An inhuman situation, the cry of the pope in the public audience was for the people who without water nor food, were suffering inside the Basilica.”
None of it was true. There was plenty of food, enough for months, even years. Pope John Paul II, being fed the lies, never condemned the Muslim terrorists at anytime but simply gave generalized statements.
Father Giacomo Bini, Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, even lied publicly on radio in Italy stating on April 11th that Israeli soldiers appeared to have occupied part of the Franciscan monastery. He even claimed another falsity, that the priests ran out of food: “Since yesterday evening, the supplies of water and food have run out.” Yet when journalists entered the church it became clear that the church had enough supplies to last a couple of years.
“Ambulances are being prevented from saving lives and are even being shot at by the Israeli army. Palestinian clinics and hospitals are in need of medicines but cannot get them. Many children cannot go to school. There has been random shooting of civilians, including children and women, by Israeli soldiers at checkpoints. The showering of missiles on civilian areas by helicopters, bombers, and tanks is causing widespread terror. Israeli and Palestinian human rights defenders are prevented from doing their work. Journalists are denied access to areas where there is fighting. As long as the illegal occupation of Palestine continues there will be no peace; the organization calls for an immediate end to occupation and an international monitoring presence in the occupied territories: this would be a deterrent to violence and violation of human rights.”
The grand lie, which the source link is reliable, gains only three hits on Google and the source is unquestionably right from the horses mouth, the Independent Catholic News.
And it is not as if we lack evidence from footage of the priestly and the Holy sanctuary itself crying out for justice. The footage clearly show the monks were being held hostage by Muslim terrorists. Here, watch, enter this holy sanctuary:
Just remember the words of the rescued hostage priest “we never forget” thanking the Jew who rescued his life.
There is one name involved in this greatest of desecrations, a man I am acquainted with the family, Atef Abiyat, who along with my cousin Musa Shoebat and others, held the church hostage. Abiyat along with many of his family members, helped suicide bombers, purchased chemical compounds or explosives, planned the suicide bombing at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem and then leading the occupation of Christ’s birth place, desecrating it, and holding all the priests hostage. Abiyat and his Islamonazi henchmen even lit fires in the Church. How would the Islamic world respond if Jewish terrorists kidnapped some Muslim clerics in Saudi Arabia and occupied Muhammad’s Masjid Al-Nabawi Mosque? We saw how they behaved over a simple cartoon.
One can argue that perhaps the Vatican was issuing such statements since negotiations where at work. Yet after the fiasco was over “a deal supported by the US and the Vatican” pressured Israel to set the terrorists free to come to Rome, Greece, Ireland, and Portugal.
What is the most ironic thing about this story is that the Vatican itself even called for the release of the gang that defiled the second holiest place for Christians worldwide. This type of minimalist response was quite the pathetic phenomenon.
They defended the worst of the worst. Atef Abiyat, Commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, who was one of the most wanted Palestinian PLO terrorists and fugitives in the West Bank. He was from my village of Bethlehem, particularly Beit Sahur, the very valley where Shepherd’s where visited by angels descending to hail the born King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He was directly responsible for the deaths of five Israelis and had attempted to rape two underaged Christian teenage sisters. Search his name and you get a handful of hits. No one really cared, not about the girls or about the birthplace of Christ.
The Catholic media including the pope, Msgr. Tauran, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Franciscans, Pax Christi, and Caritas International were all blaming the Jew and mentioned not one word of criticism about the armed Muslim terrorists, the defecations, the explosive boobytraps or the theft. On the contrary, Father Bini compared the terrorists in Bethlehem with that of Jews persecuted by Nazis and saved by Franciscans during World War II.
Christ’s Body is continually being desecrated. I might start with myself. I just received an accusation of desecrating the Body of Christ for walking into a Catholic Church to film the sodomite Father Michael Yarbrough. Father Mark Higgins of St Edmund of Caterbury Catholic Church from London England, while he condemns Yarbrough’s actions, condemned us to eternal damnation, lest we repent for filming the mass without permission. The priest with fiery eyes is simply a righteous Catholic zealot. I considered his charge, perhaps at times we all desecrate Christ’s Body, aware or even unaware, as perhaps I unintentionally did. I will take the case to our confessor. We are all guilty. The shame is on every one of us.
But will Father Higgins speak out? Here is Christ’s Second Holiest Sanctuary, where the King of Kings was born in the manger, was desecrated beyond belief, while the Church was completely silent in exposing the true culprit or the detail of the desecration and abomination that have taken place. It too desecrated His Holy Body. No one can deny the footage or the evidence, unless they are filled with hatred against the Jew. This is a case where all who say “I believe” can contemplate to see who is righteous in God’s eyes. Therefore, the refinement of our souls is key to our salvation enduring till the end of our lives or when Kingdom comes.
Lesson learned, is that righteousness has no label. At times it is the Pharisee, at times it is the Samaritan, at times it is the Evangelical, it could even by that terrible Muslim who prays towards that cursed black stone, or even the detested Jew, or even the worst of the worst, the most hated, the Catholic who is daily condemned as “Statue and Saint worshipers”. At times evil can stem from Catholic, even his headquarters could be silent on evil, while they too could desecrate the Body of Christ. God is no respecter of persons.
The case of the Siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, is the greatest case in point in history that reveals the good, the bad from the really ugly, even supposedly holy men dressed up in holy attire. What is sad about this story is that no one in church authority speaks of what truly happened. Not one. In order to preserve good relations with the Muslims, no reconsecration ceremony was held at the end of the long occupation by the Muslim terrorists of the Church of the Nativity, as if no desecration had occurred.
If this is not sacrilege, I do not know what else is. It is as if Muslim defecation has become holy, while the Eucharist became defiled.
For more than a month, when the incident happened, all official criticism by the Catholic Church was addressed only against the Jews.
Abiyat and two associates finally received due justice. They were killed after a car in which they were riding exploded in my village when the Israeli snipers hit him with a missile for his responsibility in the deaths of three Israeli soldiers. Yet the Palestinian sources claim that Abiyat’s death was another example of an innocent Palestinian who was randomly killed by the evil Israelis. Atef was related to Hussein Abiyat, one of the first Palestinian gunmen to be killed in the Intifada. He and two women bystanders died after helicopter missiles hit his car. The two ladies were relatives of mine, and another man who was injured in the strike was my first cousin Nidal Shoebat who was with me when I threw a bomb in Manger Square right besides the Church of the Nativity where Christ was born. Indeed, I too have desecrated the Holy of Holies. The story so many deny as a forgery, even though it is proven from United Nations own records “Bethlehem Manger Square” where Christ was born during 1977. It took us months to find United Nations records, which reveal and refer to the very Israeli Jerusalem Post which debunks our detractors:
God knows, we have told the truth then. God knows we have told the truth now.
While I must confess my sin if found guilty, these sins, by the Vatican were never confessed or repented of. I however, am demanded to confess the sin of filming a Mass without permission, which I wanted to prove the priest, Msgr. Michael Yarbrough was a homosexual predator. The fiery eyed priest, Mark Higgins of England condemned what I have done as “mortal sin” punishable by “eternal hell-fire” regardless that we did not intend to disrupt, insisting that the intent is secondary.
But it is here where few consider, the Christian says, that the Jewish Sanhedrin betrayed Christ and he is correct, yet here you have the Vatican betray Christ allowing the desecration of His birthplace. Why? It is because a detested Jew did what was right and redeemed His Messiah’s birthplace, even unknowingly, not realizing he honored His Messiah and did what is pleasing to the Son of God. After all, according to Fr.Higgins, intent is “secondary”.
Yet here is a story that should break the heart of every Christian, not to only provoke him to jealousy, but to understand that it was the Christian who is supposed to provoke the Jew to jealousy, yet the Christian, the Vatican, including the pope failed, miserably, to provoke anyone, even the Muslim terrorist to jealousy.
But to say that we are pro-Palestine or we that we are all the way pro-Israel, disregarding that Christ comes first, we get ourselves tangled up in all sorts of political issues. The first, by insisting to divide the land (Joel 2) where the King of the Jews will reign, is not the spirit of Christ, but is of the spirit of Antichrist. Christ comes First. He is the First and the Last.
It then becomes obvious, that there is something intrinsically evil with this theology of Paletistinianism where Christ all of the sudden, as the Arab priestly patriarchate in the Holy land insist we do, turned Christ into a revolutionary figure. This all of the sudden, transforming Christianity into ‘revolution’ becomes utterly evil. It is the land of the Jews, but when the Jews spread sodomy, we must stand up and expose it as well, and when the Arab turns the land into blood, we must also expose it and denounce it as evil.
It was after all, the Arab bishops who infected Nostra Aetate by twisted things for their love to carry a Bible alongside with a Quran, introduced to the Vatican all the evil statements as if Islam was on par with the truth.
What is so rarely circulated in the West is how it was Christian Arab Patriarchs and Bishops who infiltrated one major controversial decision in the Vatican, Nostra Aetate, which gave recognition to Islam. Explaining how all this happened, came from the top when former Pope Benedict XVI revealed confessing that such unprecedented recognition of Islam stemmed from “bishops of the Arab countries”. The reason? They objected the recognition by Vatican of the Holocaust. When discussions began regarding Catholic-Jewish relations, Benedict revealed:
“ … to deepen and renew Christian awareness of this [The Holocaust] … the Arab countries—the bishops of the Arab countries—were unhappy about this: they feared somewhat a glorification of the State of Israel, which naturally they did not want. They said: fine, a truly theological statement about the Jewish people is good, it is necessary, but if you speak about that, speak of Islam too; only then will there be a balance …”— Pope Benedict on Nostra aetate, Tuesday, 19 March 2013.
Benedict then confesses the grave sin:
“In the process of active reception, a weakness of this otherwise extraordinary text has gradually emerged: it speaks of religion solely in a positive way and it disregards the sick and distorted forms of religion which, from the historical and theological viewpoints, are of far-reaching importance; for this reason the Christian faith, from the outset, adopted a critical stance towards religion, both internally and externally.”
The Christian Arab leaders ignore what Benedict stated, selling the blood of saints to the Muslims.
And now you know the rest of the story, how the Body of Christ was desecrated, and how it opened the door for all sorts of accusations on how the Vatican slept with Islam.
We are all guilty. Christ, when He comes, He will not be a respecter of persons.
This is a very sensitive issue indeed, since it involves Catholics and Jews. For whenever I write negative of a Jew, I get Evangelicals condemning me, as if the Jew could do no evil. When I write positive on a Catholic, I get the Evangelicals condemning me as if the Catholic could do no good. When I write positive on a Jew, I get Orthodox condemning me as if a Jew could do no good. But when I write negative about a Catholic, I will always get from every religious persuasion (even from Catholics) an applause: “well done good and faithful servant of God”.
So here, I wrote against the Catholic including the Vatican, even the very Pope, the “Vicar of Christ on earth” and many Catholics who desire to examine their souls, will be the least offended.
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(1) From the Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. David Jaeger, “Chiarificazione del Portavoce della Custodia di Terra Santa,” April 3, 2002; the text is in Italian with an official translation into English.
(2) “Franciscans Fear Israeli Assault on Nativity Shrine in Bethlehem,” April 5, 2002, Fides/CWNews.com. Under an agreement negotiated by the Nuncio Pietro Sambi with Israeli and Palestinian officials, four friars were taken to a medical clinic for emergency treatment.
(3) Vatican Insists on ‘Absolute Priority’ of Holy Places, Vatican, April 8, 2002, Zenit.org.
(4) Vatican: Respect for Holy Sites is ‘Absolute Priority, Ha’aretz, April 8, 2002, www.haaretzdaily.com