Something big is happening in the midst of this Muslim invasion of Europe- Muslims are leaving Islam on the journey. It has become such an issue that their former “co-religionists” are openly threatening to kill them in the very camps where they are:
Christian refugees in migrant camps across Europe are speaking out against the persecution they face at the hands of Muslims who are targeting converts from Islam.
BosNewsLife featured several stories of Christians who are speaking about their treatment in camps across Europe, with one group of believers stating in a letter that they “fled from the Islamic Republic of Iran because we have been accused of being Christians and, therefore, have repeatedly been threatened by torture, imprisonment and the death penalty.”
They added: “Here, where we have been accommodated presently, we are exposed to the same kinds of threats as before, this time at the hand of Afghan Muslims, and we fear for our lives.”
“The Afghan refugees … call us Iranian Christians ‘apostates’ and ‘infidels’ because of our decision to leave Islam and consider the shedding of our blood as legitimate (or even necessary).”
Kurdish church leaders are also being threatened, with one pastor from the Iraqi Kurdistan region revealing that he has been threatened with losing his life unless he leaves the refugee camp he is staying in.
The Kurdish pastor said he left Kurdistan because he was being threatened by Muslims and the local police.
“In the mosque the imams talked about me, and my father, and my little brother, who became a Christian too. … The imam talked about us — ‘they are kafir [unbelievers], they have to die,’ from the stage, into the mosque microphone. My father [a Muslim] was filled with shame,” the man said.
“They were taught bad things about us in the mosque: ‘The Christians are kafir.’ Of course, they [also] say you are slaves to Israel, to the American people.”
Persecution watchdog groups, such as Open Doors, have published large reports on the treatment of Christians in refugee camps across Europe, and in October found that at least 743 Christians had been attacked by Muslims in camps in Germany in 2016.
Now on first appearance, this would appear to be a troubling story, and it is to an extent. However, I do not see trouble so much as the hand of God working in a way that perhaps might be overlooked.
They say that God works in very strange ways, and this looks like one of those ways to me. They are strange to men because we simply do not understand the mind of God, which is over all of our minds. If God’s ways look strange to us, then our ways must look not only stranger to God, but pitiable.
Certainly Islam is a violent and deadly religion, a supremacist death cult and the culmination of all Christian heresy. But if God is love (1 John 4:8) and he made man in his image (Genesis 1:27) and He came into the world so that he who believe in Him through Christ might be saved (John 3:17), then God must also not only these people, but desire for them to be saved too by coming to know Him. Such was what we recently documented, about how millions of Muslims are abandoning Islam for Christ and there are so many now that was was once a “secret” can barely be hidden any more.
Now certainly the Muslim invasion of Europe is wrong, but as it always said, God writes straight through men’s crooked lines. Would it be interesting if perhaps this is the dawn of something deeper?
The three children of Fatima who saw the Blessed Virgin, the Theotokos (story here)
This May 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, which I have written about before. The Fatima story does not being in 1917, but actually in 1156 with the Reconquista. In short (full story in Portuguese here), Catholic soldiers attack and raid a Muslim stronghold in southern Portugal and their leader, Goncalo Hermigues, takes the Muslim commander’s daughter hostage. However, both fall in love with each other and the daughter, whose name was Fatima, converts to the Faith from Islam, changes her name to Oureana, and lives happily ever after with Goncalo until she dies, after which he retires to a monastery until his passing. Fatima is also the name of Mohammed, the founder of Islam’s daughter.
Is it a coincidence that the 100th anniversary celebrating a major event in the Catholic Church rooted in the apostasy of a Muslim to the true Faith and the victory of the Reconquista over Islam is happening at the time when Christianity is virtually dead in most of Europe and the continent is experiencing the largest Muslim invasion ever on its shores? You be the judge. Personally, I believe there are far deeper forces at work here and which we will come to understand in time but not after, as we have pointed out, a great many and drastic events which lay ahead.
Likewise, it also does not mean to “give up” on the fight against Islam. Islam is evil and will ultimately have to be confronted. What I am saying is that perhaps, maybe, this is a harvesting of Muslims- separating the wheat from the chaff, and giving those who might accept the truth the chance to accept it. All men were once from barbarian roots, and without Christ we revert back to barbarism without exception. Just ask St. Paul.
The Conversion of St. Paul by Caravaggio
So keep praying and making sacrifices. Something tremendous is moving, and now is not the time to retreat, but to face it, for there is nowhere else to go.