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Islamic terrorists kill more Buddhists in southern Thailand

Islamic terrorists kill more Buddhists in Southern Thailand

Lee Jay Walker

The Modern Tokyo Times

Buddhists are protected by the Thai military from Islamic fanatics
Buddhists are protected by the Thai military from Islamic fanatics in southern Thailand

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The ongoing Islamic insurgency in southern Thailand continues and another nine Buddhists were killed by Islamic jihadists who desire an Islamic state.  It is clear that while the insurgency ebbs and flows from many Islamic terrorist attacks to a decrease in activity, that the underlying insurgency remains and just waits to gather pace at any moment.  Therefore, Islamic fanatics randomly kill Buddhists, school teachers, Buddhist priests, Muslims who work for institutions in southern Thailand, and members of the armed forces.

The level of hatred is clear by the wanton violence and brutality because the Islamic insurgents desire to spread fear in order to reach their Islamic goal.  This goal applies to the complete Islamization of southern Thailand and the eradication of all Buddhists and Buddhist temples from the region of Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani.

In the past you had nationalistic sentiments to the insurgency because Thailand annexed the three Muslim provinces in 1902.  However, while you had radical Islamic elements prior to 2001 it is clear that the insurgency had mainly nationalistic tones and the insurgents focused on the government and military of Thailand.

This policy changed from 2001 because now it became apparent that Islamic radicalization had taken root because of outside meddling and the role of Islamic institutions in other nations which were spreading the doctrine of Islamic jihad.  Therefore, it now became open season for Muslim insurgents to kill Buddhists in southern Thailand and to kill Muslims who were deemed to be supporting the government of Thailand or supporting the status quo.

Since 2004 you have had over 4,300 lives lost in a brutal Islamic insurgency whereby Buddhist priests have been beheaded, children have been killed, and civilians are attacked in order to create a southern Thailand where no Buddhists remain.  Moderate Muslim religious leaders also face death and the same applies to anyone who is deemed to be collaborating with the government of Thailand.

Zachary Abuza, who is the author of A Conspiracy of Silence, highlights the complete hatred of pamphlets which are used in order to intimidate the local Buddhist community.

Document 22 states “Dear every Siamese Buddhist Thai who lives near the police stations……I’ll give you three days for you to leave my land.  Otherwise, I will kill, burn, destroy all Buddhist Thai property……The Buddhist Thai will never live in peace.  If you leave the house, travel or go to work, you will die violently.  I will wait for you for 24 hours, in every direction.”  (Page 241)

Document 23 states The Islamic warriors of Pattani announce the purpose that we will never stop killing the Siamese kafir (infidel) and will never stop destroying army weapons, the economy, politics, education and the Siamese kafir society until we regain the land of Pattani and establish the state of Pattani Darulslam.  I ask for Muslim Malays to be the witnesses.”  (Page 242) – A Conspiracy of Silence

Zachary Abuza in his book called Militant Islam in Southeast Asia (Crucible of Terror) also highlights the role of the madrasas (Islamic schools).  He comments that “In their pursuit of the creation of Islamic states, many Southeast Asian jihadis established Islamic schools to indoctrinate, propagate, and recruit. The leaders of many militant groups in Southeast Asia, including the Laskar Jihad, Kampulan Mujahidin Malaysia, and Jemaah Islamiya, returned from Afghanistan and established a network of madrasas as the base of their operations and recruitment.”

Zachary Abuza also comments that “While the government has recently pledged more development funds for the restive south, the insurgency has never been about development. Sadly, as long as the conflict remains confined to the southernmost provinces, it will remain a low priority for the government, consumed with elite political machinations in Bangkok. And while Southern Thailand remains the single most lethal conflict in Southeast Asia, it remains a low priority for America and its allies in the region.”

Turning back to the role of radical Islamic madrasas, then it is clear that Islamists are being churned out of many Islamic institutions and this is causing mayhem.  If national governments do not regulate these schools and maintain tight supervision or if an alternative system is not found, then little will change apart from more Islamic indoctrination and international jihadists.  Therefore, the continuing breeding ground of Islamic hatred must be stopped and checked.  This applies to radical organizations and madrasas which are intent on spreading this hatred and radical institutions can be found throughout the Muslim world and in democratic societies which are sleepwalking into an Islamic nightmare.

In another article that I wrote about southern Thailand I stated that “…whoever controls the mosque or madrasas is in a powerful position.  It must be mentioned that not all madrasas are involved in hate inspired indoctrination, however, many are out of control and you have a state within a state and of course Pakistan is paying for this now because they allowed this dangerous situation to happen in the first place.”

B. Raman (Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi) comments about the role of Thai Muslims within the Islamic jihadist movement and the role of the Islamic madrasas.

B. Raman states that “The external inspiration has so far been mainly from Bangladesh and Pakistan, the main motivating organizations being the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), which has a presence both in Bangladesh and Pakistan, and the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET), which has a presence only in Pakistan and not in Bangladesh. The extensive media reporting in Pakistan on the presence of foreign students in Pakistani madrasas, which followed the reports of the involvement of three British citizens of Pakistani origin in the London explosions of July 7,2005, has revealed the presence of nearly a thousand Pattanis in the Pakistani madrasas.”

”This has been a surprisingly large number. Till the Pakistani media gave an estimate of the number of Thai students in their madrasas, one was under the impression that the flow of Thai Muslims to the madrasas in Pakistan had considerably declined after the arrest of the brother of Hambali, the operational chief of the Jemaah Islamiya (JI), and some other Indonesians and Malaysians from madrasas in Karachi controlled by the LET and their deportation to their respective countries in 2003. Instructions had gone to the Thai Muslims after their deportation to go to Bangladesh thereafter for studies in the madrasas there since the Pakistani jihadi organisations, which are members of Osama bin Laden’s International Islamic Front (IIF), were afraid that the Americans might be keeping a watch on the madrasas in Pakistan.”

“Many of these Thai Muslims have enrolled themselves in the madrasas of the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Balochistan, which are the hotbed of the activities of the Taliban and the Wahhabi-Deobandi organizations of Pakistan.  Some of them have also undergone training in the jihadi training centres of the Taliban and Gulbuddin Heckmatyar’s Hizbe Islami (HEI) and have been participating in the current Taliban-HEI-Al Qaeda offensive in Afghanistan from sanctuaries in the NWFP and Balochistan.”  South Asia Analysis Group – Terrorism in southern Thailand by B. Raman (Paper no. 1501) which was published on 15/08/2005

In the first few weeks of January in 2011 you have had nine Buddhists being killed by Islamic terrorists and in a separate attack four members of the armed forces of Thailand were killed.  Therefore, the Islamic insurgency continues to kill and spread fear in southern Thailand and many Buddhists have left in order to escape the ongoing Islamic insurgency.

It is clear that Islamists in southern Thailand desire a homeland whereby all Buddhists will be cleansed and then Islamic Sharia law will hold sway.  At the same time it is abundantly clear that Islamic indoctrination from outside of Thailand is a serious issue and the same applies to the international nature of the global Islamic jihad.  Therefore, the government of Thailand faces both an internal threat and the reality that external networks are fueling the fire.

Lee Jay Walker

http://islamicpersecution.wordpress.com

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in ASIA, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL NEWS, Islam, RELIGIOUS ISSUES

 

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Islamic terrorism strikes again in Russia

Islamic terrorism strikes again in Russia

Lee Jay Walker

The Modern Tokyo Times 

Islamic terrorists kill many in Dagestan and Islamic terrorists are spreading fear throughout the Russian Federation.
Islamic terrorists kill many in Dagestan and throughout Russia
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Islamic terrorism once more strikes fresh fear in the Russian Federation after 35 people are killed and hundreds are injured.  The attack took place at Moscow’s busiest airport and the bloodbath which took place is a clear reminder about the threat of Islamic jihadists in the Russian Federation. Therefore, renewed security will be called for and more clashes will erupt in the volatile North Caucasus region where Islamists are bent on creating an Islamic state and carving up the Russian Federation.

President Dmitry Medvedev issued stern words in a televised speech.  Medvedev stated that “Everything possible must be done so that the bandits who committed this crime are identified, exposed, and brought to court, and the nest of these bandits — or whatever they may be called – must be destroyed.”

Medvedev spoke emotionally and he continued by stating that “Those who offer resistance must be dealt with rigorously.  They must be destroyed on the spot.”  His feelings were also echoed by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation because Vladimir Putin commented that “retribution is inevitable” and that “This was an abominable crime in both its senselessness and its cruelty.”

At the moment all fingers point to Islamic terrorists who operate in the North Caucasus region because you have had many Islamic attacks by jihadists in the past both within the North Caucasus and throughout the Russian Federation.  Therefore, while the investigation is still ongoing it is clear that many will suspect that the Islamic suicide mission will have been formulated within the North Caucasus or through networks which have links to this region.

B. Raman (Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi) comments that “The Afghan Taliban, which has close links with terrorists from Chechnya and Dagestan, and Al Qaeda and the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which assist the remnants of the Chechen terrorists still living in North Waziristan in Pakistan, have not so far reacted to Karzai’s bilateral visit to Moscow and to Russian promises of military and economic assistance.  There is so far no evidence to connect the Moscow blast of January 24 (2011) to Karzai’s visit, but this is an angle, which is likely to be explored during the investigation.”

B. Raman continues by stating that “Presently, the investigators seem to be treating the explosion as purely-related to the anti-Russian insurgency in the Caucasus region.  Pictures of a seeming return to normalcy projected by the Russian authorities do not reflect the reality.  There is still considerable anti-Russian anger and continued availability of volunteers for suicide terrorism – men and women.  Money continues to flow to the terrorists from Chechen-origin residents in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.  Narcotics smuggling from Afghanistan is another source of income.  Russia has been playing a role in the anti-narcotics drive in Afghanistan, but the results have not been very significant.” 

It is clear that outside forces have given and continue to give economic support to Islamists in the North Caucasus region.  Therefore, you have many “rat lines” and this applies to Islamic networks in several nations, Islamic charities which are intent on spreading Sunni Islamic extremism, Islamic criminality via the narcotic trade, and other areas. 

Vojin Joksimovich, who is the author of Revenge of the Prophet, commented that The long-term strategy is proselytism of Islam and Wahhabi Islam in particular. French scholar Giles Kepel used the term ‘petrodollar Islam’ for a vast infusion of proselytizing wealth from Saudi Arabia. Proselytism and the checkbook diplomacy long have been the Saudis’ principal foreign policy tools. The Saudis have built thousands of mosques worldwide. While the Islamist terrorism is being challenged the petrodollar Islam quest is yet to receive due attention.” (Page 11 – Revenge of the Prophet by Vojin Joksimovich)

It is clear that ethnic nationalism is potent in the North Caucasus and outside Islamists have fermented hatred in order to Islamize the region.  The Palestinian cause, just like that of Muslims in southern Thailand, was mainly based on nationalism than Islam in the past.  However, Islamic charities, funding from outside nations, Islamic propaganda, radical Muslim religious leaders, and other ways of spreading the Islamic agenda; have changed the causes of Chechnya, Dagestan, southern Thailand, and other parts of the world into a battleground where Islamic jihadists desire complete Islamization.

B. Raman also commented that “Western skepticism about the Russian evidence regarding the links of the Chechen terrorists with Al Qaeda has been coming in the way of strong action against the Chechen terrorists operating from Pakistani sanctuaries with Saudi money. This skepticism can be compared to the US skepticism over Indian evidence regarding the international dimensions of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) and its links with Al Qaeda. Only after the LET killed six US nationals in Mumbai during its sea-borne terrorist strikes in the last week of November, 2008, did the Americans start admitting that the LET had become as dangerous as Al Qaeda. The Chechen terrorists have till now not targeted US nationals and interests. Hence, the US skepticism continues. This is a short-sighted approach and will weaken the war against global jihadi terrorism. The LET did not target Americans till November, 2008. That did not make it any the less dangerous as a terrorist organization. The Chechen terrorists are as ruthless and dangerous as the LET or any other associate of Al Qaeda. The world has to be concerned over their activities before it becomes too late.”  (March 31, 2010)

Vojin Joksimovich also comments on the global nature of Islamic terrorism and the source of this constant threat.  He comments that “The most pressing underlying root cause is the Saudi Wahhabi-led petrodollar hegemony over the Islamic world, typically but not exclusively exercised through organizations like the Muslim World League, Organization of Islamic Conference, various Islamic so-called humanitarian organizations, etc.”

Vojin Joksimovich continues by stating that “It is imperative to starve these terrorist organizations of financial resources and recruits. The present generation of Western leaders has been unwilling to take bold steps for two primary reasons: The oil addiction in what could be termed Petrolistan as well as the petrodollars ploughed back into the Western economies and various individual and corporate coffers.” Page 305 – The Revenge of the Prophet by Vojin Joksimovich)

The latest terrorist attack in Moscow is a permanent reminder that the North Caucasus region is blighted by Islamic terrorism and that jihadists can attack anywhere throughout the Russian Federation.

In January 2011 you have had attacks in Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkaria.  At the same time Christian churches have been attacked in recent times by Islamists and moderate Muslims or alternative voices also face death.  Therefore, Aslan Tsipinov was killed in Kabardino-Balkaria-Karachai by Islamists because he was deemed to be an “idolator” (mushrik) and it is clear that Islamists are intent on enforcing Islamic Sharia law and ruling by fear.

The latest terrorist attack highlights the ongoing threat of Islamic terrorism in the Russian Federation and it is clear that internal Islamic organization and external Islamic organizations are working in tandem.  Terrorist networks have also been developed between Islamic networks within the North Caucasus and with international terrorists who have an Islamic agenda and who seek to spread Islam by the sword and through Islamic indoctrination.

At the same time you have an ethnic angle and an inner struggle between different branches of Islam in the North Caucasus and this applies to indigenous Islam versus Wahhabi inspired Islam.  Therefore, many moderate Muslim leaders, like Nurmagomed Gadzhimagomedov who was killed in Dagestan, have been killed by Islamic radicals.

Overall, it is clear that you have major problems in the North Caucasus and this instability is infringing on other parts of the Russian Federation.  At the same time you have Islamists who dream of creating either an Islamic caliphate or independent Islamic states.  Therefore, internal and external Islamic forces will continue to challenge the central state and moderate Muslims will also face the wrath of radical Sunni Islam in the North Caucasus.

Lee Jay Walker

https://leejaywalker.wordpress.com  

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL NEWS, Islam, RELIGIOUS ISSUES, TERRORISM

 

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Sunni Islamists slit the throat of a Christian mother in Somalia

Sunni Islamists slit the throat of a Christian mother in Somalia

Lee Jay Walker

The Modern Tokyo Times   

 
 

Islamic Sharia law in Somalia supports stoning to death, cross amputation, killing converts to Christianity and other barbaric ways.

Islamic Sharia law in Somalia supports stoning to death, cross amputation, killing converts to Christianity and other barbaric ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reality of Islam in all its hatred can be seen in Afghanistan, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, and a few other nations, where converts from Islam face the death penalty.  In Somalia, the Sunni Islamic fanatics called the Al-Shabaab (Al-Shabab) have once more killed a convert to Christianity and in true style the soldiers of Islam held down a Christian lady and slit her throat in front of many villagers.  This hatred is clearly based on the teachings of Mohammed because he supported killing apostates and the ongoing Islamic inquisition continues in nations like Somalia.

Religious minorities in so many nations are facing the Islamic sword and often it is difficult to notice the difference between Islamic jihadists who slit the throats and behead innocents in order to appease Allah or national governments which support killing apostates.  After all, the Al-Shabaab in Somalia and the Taliban in Afghanistan support killing apostates and these groups are deemed to be Sunni Islamic fanatics. However, government elites and the legal system also support killing apostates in both Afghanistan and Somalia.  Therefore, it is difficult to notice the difference in some nations because Islamic hatred is being installed on all sides, irrespective if they are Sunni Islamic jihadists or national governments.

The same problem of religious intolerance and discrimination is factual within nations like Egypt where Coptic Christians suffer from institutional discrimination and in Pakistan it is clear that Ahmadiyya Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs, reside in fear because of blasphemy laws and mass discrimination.

Therefore, on January 7th in 2011 the holy warriors of Islam captured a Christian mother of four and slaughtered her in front of many villagers in Warbhigly in Somalia.  Like usual the Koran holding individuals will have been shouting Allah Akbar while cutting the throat of Asha Mberwa.

The 36 year old Asha Mberwa was a mother of four and she had committed no crime and had harmed nobody.  However, Mohammed supported the killing of apostates therefore the Al-Shabaab killed the Muslim convert to Christianity in order to appease the Islamic god.

In true Islamic justice an innocent convert to Christianity was killed in cold blood and bystanders were forced to watch while her throat was being cut.  Her death, like so many other Christian martyrs in Somalia, is a witness to the reality of Islamic Sharia law and the brutal teachings of Mohammed.  Therefore, the Islamic inquisition is in full swing in Somalia and Christians are being hunted down and killed.

The reality of modern day Afghanistan and Somalia is the same reality which befell the Buddhists and Hindus of Afghanistan in history.  If we look at the modern Islamic inquisition in Somalia then we can imagine how Buddhism and Hinduism were destroyed in Afghanistan. Hindus also face complete annihilation in modern day Kashmir and the Hindu population in Pakistan is in freefall. The same applies to ongoing persecution in Bangladesh of Buddhists in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Hindus throughout this nation.

It should also be noted that it is abundantly clear that many members of Al-Shabaab have been brought up in nations like America and the United Kingdom. Therefore, the multi-religious agenda of equality is clearly failing and Muslims who are joining Al-Shabaab in the West appear to have a different Koran to that of the liberals or appeasers of Islam.

However, the Koran of these Muslims is based on the real texts of Islam and they fully understand the Hadiths and all the quotes that justify killing apostates and enforcing Islamic Sharia law.    

Al-Shabaab is being supplied with manpower both internally and externally and the terrorist attack in Uganda is clear evidence that this Islamic movement is intent on spreading Islam and terror to other nations.  Therefore, the Al-Shabaab is clearly causing concerns throughout the region. Also, returning Islamic jihadists to America, the United Kingdom, and other nations, may spread their terrorism and objectives because the Islamic terrorist conveyor belt is ongoing.

Steve Emerson, executive director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, stated in his article called How al-Shabaab Target Western Youth, that At least six Americans have been killed after going to Somalia to join al-Shabaab. One of those was Shirwa Ahmed, who left Minnesota in December 2007. Ten months later Ahmed blew himself up, apparently becoming the first American citizen to carry out a suicide bombing. Another is Jamal Bana, 20, who in July was reported killed in Somalia. He was studying engineering at two Minneapolis schools when he disappeared in November 2008. Bana’s family said it learned of his fate when a photograph of his body appeared on a website. Burhan Hassan, 17, also disappeared from his Minneapolis home in the fall of 2008 and flew to Somalia to join al-Shabaab. He, too, was shot to death in June.”  

Steve Emerson continues by stating that Thus far, Congress and the intelligence community have been reluctant to conclude that Americans who train with al-Shabaab could return and stage terrorist attacks in the United States or threaten American interests outside the Horn of Africa.” 

“But Mudd, associate executive assistant director of the FBI’s National Security Branch, provided one significant caveat when asked how serious a problem the group is.”

This applies to Philip Mudd commenting that “I would talk in terms of tens of people, which sounds small but it’s significant, because every terrorist is somebody who can potentially throw a grenade into a shopping mall,” he said. Mudd added that information about the number of American recruits for al-Shabaab is “fuzzy” because “[t]here are thousands of people – thousands – going to the Horn of Africa every month. You can go to Kenya to look at game parks, and it’s hard for me to tell you if somebody’s going to a game park or going to Shabaab. So I am sure that there are people out there that we’re missing.”  (IPT NEWS – January 29, 2010)  http://www.investigativeproject.org/

Therefore, the ongoing Islamic inquisition in Somalia is being supported by Muslims who once resided in America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and other nations. It is abundantly clear that Muslims or converts to Islam who have joined Al-Shabaab have rejected all notions of religious pluralism, democracy, and liberalism.  Instead, they have joined a Sunni Islamic group which supports killing all converts to Christianity, stoning women to death, chopping hands and feet off, and other crimes against humanity.

Asha Mberwa is the latest Christian martyr in Somalia to be killed by the followers of Islam who follow Islamic Sharia law, the teachings of the Koran and the Hadiths. This innocent Christian lady was killed by Muslims reciting the Koran and her death was slow and with the knowledge that the same Islamic fanatics would try to find her children and indoctrinate them.

It appears that the Christians of Somalia have been abandoned and if we look into the mirror then this Islamic inquisition is the same Islamic inquisition which befell the Buddhists and Hindus of Afghanistan in past history.  Sadly, the annihilation of non-Muslim faiths is still being allowed but this darkness is not only a tragedy and a crime against humanity; it will also encourage Islamic jihadists to spread their hatred to new nations.

Currently it appears that the “light” of Asha Mberwa and religious freedom is being allowed to be defeated by the forces of “Islamic darkness” which desires complete Islamization in Somalia.

 Lee Jay Walker

https://leejaywalker.wordpress.com  

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL NEWS, Islam, RELIGIOUS ISSUES, TERRORISM

 

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Bosnia: the myths of peaceful Islam and the hidden Islamic jihad

Bosnia: the myths of peaceful Islam and the hidden Islamic jihad

 

Lee Jay Walker

The Modern Tokyo Times

 

Bosnian Islamic fighters -

Bosnian Islamic fighters during their Jihad which was blessed by President Bill Clinton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hidden “Islamic jihad” and dimensions of Bosnia have been ignored prior to the conflict, during the civil war in the early 1990s, and afterwards.  This misrepresentation of reality meant that thousands of Islamists from all over the world were aided by so-called democratic powers and the role of the mass media and many leading academics served the ambitions of Al-Qa’ida and other outside powers.  Therefore, what is the reality of Bosnia and why is it claimed that all communities resided in peace and tranquility?

 

According to many naïve Western commentators Bosnia was a tranquil reality where Muslims and Christians lived happily together for many centuries.  Not only this, the Western rhetoric claimed that in modern times it was the Muslim leadership in Bosnia which was open-minded, democratic, modernist, and which desired to maintain a multi-cultural and multi-religious society.

 

The truth could not have been further and Western commentators and academics are clearly glossing over reality because the Ottoman Empire was not based on enlightenment.  On the contrary, the Islamization of Bosnia was paid by the blood of Christians and the slavery and forced conversions of young Christian boys who were forcibly converted to Islam via the barbaric devshirme system.

 

John R. Schindler stated in his book called Unholy Terror that “The most hated aspect of Ottoman rule in Bosnia, and the one whose memory lingers most sharply even today, was the practice of devshirme, the blood tax imposed on Christians.  For three centuries beginning with the conquest of Bosnia, the Ottomans annually levied male children as tribute; every year, up to one-fifth of Christian boys in Bosnia – usually aged fourteen to twenty, but some were younger – were forcibly taken from their families in contingents of a thousand and shipped to the imperial court at Istanbul to become warrior-slaves in the janissaries, the Sultan’s elite guard. They were converted to Islam….”    Page 23 – Unholy Terror

 

The Christians of Bosnia clearly faced pogroms, institutional discrimination, and a system which was brutal.  If Christian men happened to fall in love with Muslim women then they faced the death penalty because it is forbidden in Islam, however, countless numbers of Christian women were taken by Muslims, just like in modern day Egypt and Pakistan, and the legal authorities deemed this permissible.

 

In fact the myth of peaceful Islam in Bosnia could not be further from the truth because conditions for Christians in Bosnia was especially brutal because the landed elites who were Muslim, ruled over their Christian subjects with disdain.  The Western hype of multi-cultural Bosnia is just that and in the middle of the 19th century you had around one hundred mosques in Sarajevo but only one Orthodox Christian church.

 

Non-Muslims suffered the fate of being dhimmis and converts to Islam used their power in order to maintain a system which supported every indignity that you could imagine. It was a policy based on the “superior Muslims” against the “enslaved Christians” and if the Christians did not accept dhimmitude, paying heavy taxes via jizya, and allowing young Christian boys to be converted to Islam and taken away to Istanbul, then the Islamic sword awaited them.

 

World War Two also witnessed the mutual support of the Muslim elites with Nazi Germany and Orthodox Christians faced the brutality of many forces.  This notably applies to the Croatian Catholic Ustasha regime which was genocidal towards the Serbian Orthodox Christians and it must be stated that Muslims participated fully within the military wing and police force of this brutal and barbaric regime.  At the same time Muslims served under the Nazi regime of Germany and the 13th Volunteer Mountain Division of the Waffen-SS (Handschar) was famous for killing Orthodox Christians.

 

John R. Schindler states that “Despite strong local support, Himmler’s Bosnian division ultimately did little to help the Nazi cause or defend the Bosnian Muslims…….the 13th Division’s actual combat record was slight, while its depredations against unarmed Serbs were impressive; the Muslim troops spent more time killing and looting than actually fighting…….the 13th Division ended the war ingloriously, plagued by war crimes and desertion.”  Page 36 – Unholy Terror

 

Again, it must be remembered that this Bosnia is the same Bosnia that Western journalists and academics claimed was peaceful and based on religious and ethnic toleration.  It would appear that these journalists and academics deem the control of land in the hands of Muslims; converting Christian boys to Islam by the barbaric devshirme system; killing Christian males for marrying Muslim women; no rights under law during cases involving Christians and Muslims; a brutal jizya tax system; the mass inequality of the dhimmitude system; and the fact that Muslims joined forces with both the Ustasha fascist regime and the Nazi SS; somehow, all this in the eyes of Western academics and journalists meant ethnic and religious bliss. 

 

If the same journalists and academics had vindicated Western European and Arab slavery of Africans in Africa then the mass media would have ridiculed such disgraceful notions of history.  However, the same mantra was used in order to vindicate the Muslim side in Bosnia during the 1990s.

 

The communist interlude in Yugoslavia certainly contained Islamists in Bosnia but Muslim elites like Alija Izetbegovic were waiting in the wings and his pan-Islamic dreams for the Islamization of Bosnia and then further afield remained strong.  However, when the conflict broke out in 1992 the media in the West remained silent about this and other future crimes by both Bosnian Islamists and international Islamic jihadists who glorified in beheading Orthodox Christians and spreading a new Islamic jihad.

 

The hidden “Islamic jihad” in Bosnia was covered up because this suited the needs of interested parties and it was not productive to show America, Alija Izetbegovic, Al-Qa’ida, the global jihadist network, and other nations, working hand in hand.  Therefore, the “Muslim victim card” was played and the same applies to re-writing history. The Serbians, who had been the victims of Islamic jihad under the Ottomans and then suffered so brutally under the Ustasha/Nazi/Islamic collaboration during World War Two, were once more victims, just like they had been under the Habsburg Empire, because during the 1990s it is clear that the mass media sided with all anti-Serbian forces. This applies to supporting Croatia, the Muslims of Bosnia, and the Albanian Muslims of Kosovo.

 

In my article called Bosnia and Clinton’s Radical Islamists, I comment that “Sky News has obtained clear and proper evidence of a major cover-up and footages of massacres against Serbian Christians have been seen.  According to the investigation and footages which were shown, it is abundantly clear that thousands of radical Islamists from all over the world were given a free-reign in Bosnia.”

 

“This free-reign meant that innocent Serbian Christians were to meet terrible and disturbing deaths at the hands of radical Islamists who celebrated openly while cutting the heads off innocent civilians.  The same Islamic forces which unleashed September 11th and which stone people to death in order to create “year zero,” were welcomed openly by ex-President Clinton and by people within his administration.”

 

Vojin Joksimovich in his book called Kosovo is Serbia states that “Tudjman preferred Milosevic to Bosnian Muslims and their leader Alija Izetbegovic, whom he detested and described him as an Islamic fundamentalist with ambition to create an Islamic state in Europe.  Needless to say, Washington and the Germans, as appeasers of radical Islam, did not allow Tudjman and Milosevic to proceed with their plan which would have avoided the war and associated sufferings.”  Page 106 – Kosovo is Serbia

 

Vojin Joksimovich also states that “During the war in Bosnia, Milosevic supported every single peace proposal for termination of the war, starting with the Vance-Owen plan in 1993 in contrast to President Clinton who undermined four peace proposals and thus extended the bloody conflict in an attempt to deliver victory to the Bosnian Muslims. Milosevic fired Milan Babic, Republic of Serbian Krajina president, for rejecting the Vance Plan for autonomy of Krajina which Milosevic considered acceptable.”   Page 107 – Kosovo is Serbia

 

However, for Muslim elites the Bosnian conflict provided an opportunity and Alija Izetbegovic who had ties with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and who openly admired Ayatollah Khomeini, saw an opening for Islam in Bosnia and his pan-Islamism meant that he ignored the Sunni-Shi divide. 

 

Izetbegovic’s Islamic Declaration made it clear that he supported a pan-Islamic state which would include vast areas of land and link Europe with the Muslim world in the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa, and to nations like Indonesia.  In his views “There can be no peace or harmony between the ‘Islamic religion’ and non-Islamic social and political institutions.”

 

However, despite Izetbegovic having links with the Muslim Brotherhood and obtaining support from Iran in the 1980s during the height of a Muslim crackdown against all forces of moderation in Iran, he somehow emerges under the wings of moderation during the Bosnian conflict.  The leader of America, Bill Clinton, in the early 1990s was not concerned about Izetbegovic stating that “Islamic society without an Islamic government is incomplete and impotent.”

 

Before the war broke out in 1992 it is clear that the Muslim leader understood full well about which direction he wanted Bosnia to go.  Izetbegovic visited Iran before the conflict erupted and asked for support.  John R. Schindler comments that “Izetbegovic and his entourage, including his sons, were treated royally by the Iranians, the culmination of the Bosnian Islamists’ love affair with revolutionary Iran.  They wanted Tehran’s help, and they received it.  Izetbegovic asked Iranian leader Rafsanjani about the views of Iranian intelligence regarding the situation in Bosnia, regarding the risks of a war, and explicitly asked for Iranian “help” if hostilities broke out.  The Bosnians were pleased when they were informed that they could count on Iran’s full support; they received blank checks…..”   Page 54 – Unholy Terror

 

Therefore, we have a whitewash of past history and how the Serbian Orthodox Christians suffered during the Ottoman Empire.  This applies to the brutality of the devshirme system, dhimmitude, pogroms, and the enslavement of Christians. The reality of history is being reduced in order to meet current political trends and this collective amnesia also applies to the Muslims supporting both Croatian fascists and the Nazi Party during World War Two.

 

Turning to events in the 1990s it is clear that Alija Izetbegovic had an Islamic vision for Bosnia and he also spoke about the need to support all Muslims throughout the former Yugoslavia.  At the same time he was welcomed with open arms by Iran and he had links with the Muslim Brotherhood.  However, this meant nothing to Bill Clinton and Al-Qa’ida was given a free-reign in Bosnia by America and other forces which had vested interests.

 

Vojin Joksimovich in his book called The Revenge of the Prophet highlights the role of Al-Qa’ida because he states that “Osama Bin Laden saw a great opportunity in Bosnia and established a base of operations in Europe against Al Qaeda’s true enemy, the U.S. The Afghan Jihad and the Gulf War combined to produce fertile ground for 9/11.  However, Bosnia became the direct springboard for 9/11, the Madrid train bombings and probably London.”  Page 298 – The Revenge of the Prophet

 

Just like the mass media and academics had falsified history they were now ignoring the reality of Bosnia.  Islamic jihadists were given the “green light” alongside terrorist networks and thousands entered Bosnia with the complicity of the Bosnian Muslim government and agencies which were serving Bill Clinton.  Therefore, the beheadings of Orthodox Christians were not shown on television, nor were images of thousands of Islamists who were killing in the name of Allah and of course the real underdogs were the Bosnian Serbs because they were fighting Bosnian Muslims, Croatians, Islamic jihadists, and covert military support and training from Western nations who were involved in murky dealings with nations like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and a host of other nations.

 

The Islamic agenda of Izetbegovic before the war was ignored and then during the war the mass media and academics, alongside political leaders, all developed collective amnesia.  Memories of history remained strong but somehow the Orthodox Christians of Bosnia were meant to welcome their future “dhimmi” status if Izetbegovic’s dreams were to come true.

 

John R. Schindler states that “How the mujahidin, bin Laden’s holy warriors, came to Bosnia, were funded by corrupt Islamic financiers, and left their unfortunate mark on Europe is a tale of fanaticism, criminality, and violence that must be explained to understand the actual course of events in Bosnia during the war and after.”  Page 147 – Unholy Terror

 

El-Mujahid fighters in Bosnia and other Islamists enjoyed torturing Christian captives and beheading them and then sending these images to the internet.  Just like Islamists have done after capturing Americans and other nationals in Iraq and other parts of the world.  However, for Bill Clinton and the Western media this did not concern them because they had to highlight the “Muslim victim card.” Yet the same Americans who were disgusted when Muslim jihadists did this to their nationals in Iraq did not know that their own American government tolerated this during the war in Bosnia.

 

In fact it is known that billions of dollars were sent to Bosnia in order to fund an Islamic jihad and Islamists entered Bosnia freely and with tacit support. John R. Schindler states that “Izetbegovic and SDA higher-ups mendaciously claimed to have no knowledge of el-Mujahid or any such units, a pleasant fraud that nobody in the West seemed interested in unmasking.  Izetbegovic’s mid-November 1993 visit to the “el-jihad unit of the Army of Bosnia and Hercegovina” was reported by Sarajevo radio, including the president’s counsel to the holy warriors to “be merciless towards the enemy,” but none of the legion of Western journalists in the capital bothered to take note.”  Page 167 – Unholy Terror

 

Izetbegovic stated that “He who rises against Islam will reap nothing but hate and resistance” and the Bosnian Orthodox Christians new full well that he was not interested in sharing power or a democratic nation which was based on pluralism.  On the contrary Izetbegovic was warning the Christians to accept dhimmitude and Islamization. At the same time he welcomed support from the Muslim Brotherhood, international Islamists, Al-Qa’ida, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Islamic channels via Sudan and other nations.

 

Izetbegovic also stated that “….In perspective, there is but one way out in sight: creation and gathering of a new intelligence which thinks and feels along Islamic lines.  This intelligence would then raise the flag of the Islamic order and together with the Muslim masses embark into action to implement this order…..”

 

Chris Deliso who is the author of The Coming Balkan Caliphate: the Threat of Radical Islam to Europe and the West , comments that“…the proliferation of foreign-funded fundamentalist groups has challenged the power and legitimacy of traditional Balkan Muslim communities in unprecedented and often violent ways.  Well-funded groups like the Saudi-backed Wahabbis continue to exploit internal schisms within local communities…”

 

Chris Deliso also comments that “The direct relation between Bosnia as a localized jihad and Bosnia as a springboard for Islamist attacks in the West became felt almost immediately. Hundreds of foreign mujahedin, treated as heroes and presented with Bosnian passports after the war, were naturalized into the country, and were awarded their own enclaves ruled by Sharia law. Veterans of the Bosnian war who had seen it as just another in a series of jihad operations proved reluctant to settle down into rural ‘retirement,’ however. Failed terrorist attacks against the 1996 G-7 Summit in Lille, France and Los Angeles International Airport in December 1999 both involved veterans of Bosnia. Indeed, “five years before the sophisticated terrorist assault on the U.S.,” the Los Angeles Times would conclude in October of 2001, “the French were starting to uncover loosely linked violent networks spreading into several countries, all tied together by a common thread: Bosnia.”

 

“Most disturbingly, with the seminal attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington several individuals, including fundraisers, planners, and actual hijackers were associated with the Bosnian jihad. In addition, a tight-lipped CIA source also told the Washington Times on September 18, 2001 that there was a definite connection between the 9/11 plotters and Albania-based Islamic terrorists. Finally, a group of Albanian-American imams who had gleefully predicted the attacks the month before, and who had links with Kosovo Albanian organized crime structures, were briefly detained in Kosovo by UN police; however, they were inexplicably released. In November, 2007, it was revealed that some of the 9/11 hijackers had also been trained in Turkey, which despite being a secular Islamic state had also long been a two-way conveyor belt for international mujahedin and fundraisers active in both the Bosnian and Chechen jihads.”

 

It is clear that Muslim demographic factors will continue to alter the landscape of parts of the Balkans and alongside this will be major investments from Islamic nations which desire to spread and create Islamic states in Europe.  Added to this are Islamic terrorist cells and individuals who were welcomed into Bosnia and Kosovo by local Muslim elites and by policy makers in Washington during the conflicts of Bosnia and Kosovo.

 

Policy makers in Washington now have a different agenda but more recent terrorist activity is evidence that the international Islamists have spread their ideology alongside Muslim elites in Bosnia who had an Islamic agenda. The “Muslim victim card” is still being used and this needs to be challenged because the conflict in Bosnia was complex and the Bosnian Serb leadership faced a “hidden Islamic war” and a “covert war,” whereby international players openly manipulated the situation on the ground.

 

Serge Trifkovic (Srdja Trifkovic) who is the author of The Sword of the Prophet states that “The American intervention in the Balkans – humanitarian bombings, multicultural Muslims, and all – was the Clinton team’s exercise in counter-realism.  Its end result is the strengthening of an already aggressive Islamic base in the heart of Europe that will not go away.”  Page 227 – The Sword of the Prophet

 

John R. Schindler states that “Although Sarajevo’s supporters went to great lengths to deny it, there was no avoiding the reality that after 9/11, as al-Qa’ida attacks multiplied across the world, a disturbing number of the terrorists involved had close ties to Bosnia and the holy war waged there.  The dedicated cadres bin Laden had first nurtured in Afghanistan and brought to fruition in Bosnia were ready for the all-out confrontation with the “apostates” and “infidels” that al-Qa’ida had promised.”  Page 296 – Unholy Terror

 

John R. Schindler continues by stating that “The role of the West in the fate of Bosnia cannot be underestimated.  The willful blindness of Western elites, the dishonest and mendacious representations of Bosnia and its war presented by intellectuals, academics, entertainers and journalists, decisively influenced the course of the conflict, to the benefit of radical Islam.”  Page 324 – Unholy Terror

 

The events of Bosnia and the role of Izetbegovic and radical Islam did not fit the Western agenda and for multi-cultural media outlets which desired to maintain the “Muslim victim card myth” it suited their quaint upbringings.  Therefore, while the Serbians were being demonized the international Islamic brigade was slitting the throats of Orthodox Christians and they clearly had the blessing of Izetbegovic.

 

The ramifications of Bosnia continues and this applies to Islamic terrorist cells; Islamization funding projects by Bosnian Muslim elites alongside funding from Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations; demographic factors; the “Muslim victim card” in order to radicalize Muslim youths; and other factors.

 

However, despite everything it appears that America is still intent on a unified Bosnia whereby a Christian majority will be ruled by Muslim elites.  Maybe the leadership in America could point to a nation where non-Muslims welcomed being ruled by Muslims and what happened once they became ruled by Islamic Sharia law?

 

It is clear that the Bosnian Serbs cannot trust the international community because of past deeds and the ongoing reality of Kosovo where Orthodox Christians reside in fear and in the knowledge that many Orthodox Christian churches and monasteries have been destroyed. 

 

The past reality of Islam in Bosnia means that you have no history of mutual co-existence because dhimmitude, jizya, pogroms, and the devshirme system was brutal.  Therefore, you had a Muslim landed elite and an Orthodox Christian peasantry which was taxed heavily in order to maintain Islamic power and control.

 

Overall, the distortions of past history and events during the war is one of international shame because the media bias was not only extreme, it was dangerous.  Therefore, Islamists within the Bosnian elites were given a power base and they increased their power base by blocking any compromise and allowing thousands of Islamists from all over the world to enter Bosnia.

 

Today global Islamists and the followers of Izetbegovic are still dreaming about an Islamic state and Saudi funding and other policies are intent on changing the Balkans.  Islamists also hope to use the demographic factor in order to achieve this.  Therefore, the Bosnian Serbs need either an independent nation state or to be allowed a referendum in order to join Serbia. 

 

If not, the Serbs face another de-Orthodox Christianization reality and this factuality can be seen in modern day Kosovo where their culture, churches, and community is under constant threat. The rich history of Orthodox Christianity in Kosovo faces a bleak future and one of little hope.  If the Bosnian Serbs continue to wait or are forced by the international community to accept Bosnian centralization then surely the same fate awaits them and this applies to Islamization.

 

Lee Jay Walker

https://leejaywalker.wordpress.com

 

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Christian convert in Afghanistan faces the death penalty for apostasy

Christian convert in Afghanistan faces the death penalty for apostasy

Lee Jay Walker

The Modern Tokyo Times

Islamic terrorists behead in the name of the Koran and Islamic nations like Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia support beheading apostates to Christianity

Islamic terrorists behead in the name of the Koran and Islamic nations like Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia support killing apostates to Christianity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the vast numbers of international military forces in Afghanistan and huge economic support from Western nations, it is still a crime to leave the religion of Islam in Afghanistan.  Therefore, International Christian Concern (ICC) is trying to raise the awareness of this brutal reality and for Shoaib Assadullah he faces the threat of death or twenty years in prison within the following week. 

It is abundantly clear that Afghanistan is not democratic and religious freedom and female emancipation is a million miles away.  In fact, it sometimes appears that the Taliban is still in power because little is being done to stop Islamic barbarity and people clearly reside in fear. 

Therefore, Afghanistan is a clear failure and Islamic clerics, political leaders, the judiciary, and ordinary Muslims, support Islamic Sharia law and killing apostates and other draconian laws.  Given this, then what was all the Western aid spent on and how can you have a democratic and plural society when the rule of law is based on Islam? 

Shoaib Assadullah is the reality of this failed policy because while Japan and Germany were forced to change after World War Two, it is clear that Islamic fascism is being given a free reign in Afghanistan.  Therefore, tax-payers money in the West is being spent on supporting a judicial system which supports killing converts to Christianity or any other non-Muslim faith in Afghanistan.

It is clear madness on the part of Western nations because it is obvious that Islam is the problem in Afghanistan and the power of Islam within the institutions of this nation needs to be eliminated and a secular based society must be encouraged.  After all, is it good enough to say that the people of Afghanistan do not deserve freedom and that Western nations must not encroach on the religion of Islam?

Therefore, for the “do nothing camp” they are supporting women being shackled by male Islamic leaders and for converts to Christianity to be killed by the Islamic sword. Let us not shy away from the reality of Islam in Afghanistan because it turned this once Buddhist/Hindu dominated nation into yet another “Islamic year zero” and for many Islamic leaders they even fear female education being equal with that of men.

Is it good enough to say that apostates, women, and homosexuals should be controlled by the sword of Islam and that the next generation in Afghanistan should continue to be victimized by the reality of Islam in this nation?

If you are concerned about human rights, the dignity of humanity, religious freedom, and for the shackles to be lifted then it is vital that people show their support for Shoaib Assadullah and others like him.  After all, if Shoaib Assadullah is allowed to be killed or put in prison for a very long time, then he of course is the “real victim” but when we look at the bigger picture the world is also a victim.

It is a case of “light” versus “Islamic tyranny” and Islamic fascism in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, the Maldives, Yemen, and other Islamic based societies where apostates face the death penalty, should shame all nations which tolerate this in the modern world.  What is the excuse? 

ICC state that Shoaib Assadullah faces one week to renounce his faith.  If he does not, then he faces the death penalty and of course this was sanctioned by Mohammed and this should shame political and religious leaders who state that Islam means peace because it is obvious that the Islamic faith is based on violence and coercion.

Religious pluralism, liberty, and freedom does not enter the Islamic equation but stoning people to death, killing apostates, cross amputation, and so forth, does enter the reality of Islam. This reality is devouring innocent non-Muslims and apostates in many nations.  If the world remains silent then Shoaib Assadullah will become yet another victim.  Therefore, how can silence be “just” and how can the status quo be “excused” when killing in the name of Allah is sanctioned by the legal system of Islamic Sharia law?

Aidan Clay, ICC Regional Manager for the Middle East, said, “Shoaib Assadullah may be given a death sentence as early as tomorrow if the international community does not act quickly. If Assadullah is executed, his death will signify the failure of the United States and her allies to liberate Afghanistan from the radical ideals of the Taliban after investing millions of dollars to reform the country’s judicial system. We urge the international community to demand the immediate release of Assadullah and to hold Afghanistan accountable to its commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Therefore, it is up to individuals to campaign and support people like Shoaib Assadullah because he is on the frontline but the frontline will spread to other nations if it is not stopped in the Islamic world.  Indeed, many Islamists in the West and ordinary Muslims also support killing apostates and it is clear that the “liberal approach” is not working.

Also, Christian religious leaders have an obligation to inform people about the brutal reality of Islamic Sharia law and the same applies to political leaders in the free world.  After all, democracy at home is not based on human rights and until the reality of Islamic Sharia law is challenged, alongside political Islam and stealth jihad, then the world will be held to ransom by the forces of Islamic fascism.

If Shoaib Assadullah is killed or put in prison for a long time then this will be yet another dark day and the forces of darkness will see this to be yet another victory over humanity. 

After all, Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations and organizations are spreading the Islamic faith to non-Muslim nations but of course not one single Christian church or Buddhist temple is allowed in the land of Mecca and Medina.  It is clear that Islamists and nations like Saudi Arabia are dictating to the free world despite their draconian thinking which is based on the Koran, the Hadiths, and Islamic Sharia law. 

Therefore, the free world needs to wake up because many followers of Islam desire to enforce the “chains of Islam” and the “sword of Islam” on both non-Muslims and apostates.  Silence or caving in is not the way to respond nor should false statements about Mohammed be allowed with regards to being a man of peace.

Shoaib Assadullah is a victim because of the teachings of Islam and the hate filled laws are based on what Mohammed supported and stated.  Leaders in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, and other Islamic Sharia law based nations, are evil because they support killing apostates. Yet the ultimate evil belongs to Mohammed because innocent people are being killed in his name and it was he who supported this brutal reality.

Lee Jay Walker

https://leejaywalker.wordpress.com

Call the Afghanistan embassy in your country to express your concern:

United States: +1 202 483 6410  
Canada: +1 613 563 4223 
United Kingdom: + 44 207 589 88 91/2
Germany: +49 22 825 1925
France: +33 1 45 25 05 29
Australia: +61 2 62827311 6282/6034

For interviews, contact Aidan Clay, Regional Manager for the Middle East: clay@persecution.org

 

 

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Christians killed by Muslims in Egypt, Iraq, and Nigeria

Christians killed by Muslims in Egypt, Iraq, and Nigeria

 

Lee Jay Walker

The Modern Tokyo Times

 
 

The blood of Christians is constantly being spilled by Muslims in Egypt, Iraq, and Nigeria

The blood of Christians is constantly being spilled by Muslims in Egypt, Iraq, and Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islamic terrorists have massacred innocent Christians in the name of Allah in Egypt during New Year celebrations.  Just like Islamists blew up several Christian churches in Nigeria the week before and murdered Christians in Iraq.  In truth, the violence of 2011 will follow the same pattern towards non-Muslims which took place during the reign of Mohammed in the 7th century.

 

After all, Islam believes in the theories of Islamic jihad, dhimmitude, enslaving non-Muslims who are unwilling to become dhimmis, killing apostates, and violating all known concepts of religious freedom.  At best, minorities can survive in Islamic based societies but because of institutional discrimination, which is based on the Koran, the Hadiths, and Islamic Sharia law, then these minorities become even more marginalized and their numbers decrease because of the overt Islamization policies which are put in place.

 

Coptic Christians in Egypt and Assyrian Christians in Iraq, alongside other minorities in Iraq, has a rich history which pre-dates Islam. However, countless Islamic invasions led to the marginalization of Christianity in both nations and Islamization and Arabization followed.

 

Today Iraq is in crisis and American military forces and other international troops have abandoned the Christians of Iraq and the same applies to major international world leaders.  Therefore, the Iraqi Christian community is in free fall and the same applies to the Mandaeans, Shabaks, and Yazidis.

 

The situation in Nigeria is complex because of the ethnic and religious diversity of this nation.  Also, vast areas in Nigeria have never been Islamized.  In recent times it is the growth of Christianity in Nigeria which is vibrant and this fact is clearly causing alarm bells amongst Islamists in northern Nigeria because they fear the growth of Christianity.

 

Therefore, the implementation of Islamic Sharia law was aimed at preventing the continuing growth of Christianity in the heartlands of Islam in northern Nigeria.  At the same time Islamic leaders hope to create a power base in order to propagate the faith of Islam to other parts of Nigeria.  The theory is simple, to keep Islam in power in northern Nigeria and to create a cushion via Islamic Sharia law and the use of violence is part and parcel of this strategy. 

 

Pope Benedict clearly understands that the Christians of Iraq face complete annihilation because the international community is just “standing back and doing nothing.”  Islamic jihadists and regional actors which desire to seek the destruction of Christianity in Iraq are getting their wish because you have “no backbone within the international community” and all non-Muslim minorities are expendable.

 

The recent terrorist attack in Egypt was condemned by Pope Benedict because he stated that “This vile gesture of death, like that of putting bombs near to the houses of Christians in Iraq to force them to leave, offends God and all of humanity.”  Pope Benedict also stated that “words were not enough” and it is clear that the Vatican desires to see real action and commitment in order to protect all religious minorities who are suffering in the Middle East.

 

In my article called Muslims slaughter Christians in Egypt I stated that In recent times you have had many attacks against Christians and this applies to murders, riots against Christians, attacks against Coptic Christian churches, abduction and forced rapes of Christian females, and other insidious forms of discrimination and persecution.”

“In truth, ever since the first Islamic conquest of Egypt you have had systematic persecution because religious pluralism and freedom of thought does not exist in Islam. Therefore, from the very foundation of Islam in Egypt it was clear that Christians had to pay tax (jizya) in order to be protected and non-payment could mean death, enslavement, or forced conversion”

 

These comments were made after Coptic Christians were killed in Nag Hamadi in Upper Egypt after attending a Christmas midnight mass.  Therefore, it is clear that you have a similar pattern and major dates of joy are seen by Islamists to be a time of opportunity in order to kill in the name of Allah and to spill the blood of Christians.

 

Turning back to Nigeria, it is clear that recent attacks against Christian churches and the Christian community is nothing new.  Therefore, Christians in northern Nigeria, just like the Christian dominated elite in southern Sudan, are on the frontline against the tide of Islamic jihad and Islamization.  It is essential that democratic nations wake up to the geopolitical reality of Islam and to the political and ideological nature of this faith. After all, Islam is based on devouring non-Muslims and history tells us that the end result is brutal and leads to utter backwardness and barbarity.

 

Non-Muslims are being devoured by the sword of Islam and this applies to Hindus in Kashmir; Buddhists in southern Thailand; Christians in Somalia; and in Iraq and Pakistan several different faith communities are facing the Islamic end game.  The list could easily be added because the Orthodox Christians of Kosovo and the Baha’is of Iran face a bleak future and many holy places have been attacked.

In my article called The Destruction of Christianity in Iraq since the American invasion I comment that Of course many American soldiers have tried to protect churches and minority communities, however, the leaders of the USA and United Kingdom are indifferent at best, or at worse, they simply do not care about their plight. Instead both nations focused on introducing Islamic Sharia law and no special zones were created to protect the Christian community and other neglected minorities, like the Mandaeans, Shabaks, Turkmens (who are Muslim), and Yazidis. This policy led to alienation and Christians and other minorities became easy targets because they had no military forces to protect them.” 

I continued by commenting that “….the destruction of Christianity in Iraq is taking place because of misguided American policies and because the Christian community is not deemed to be important. So did more Christians leave Iraq under Saddam Hussein or under the American led coalition? And did Saddam Hussein introduce Islamic Sharia law or was it introduced under the American led coalition? Both times the negative answer belongs to the American led invasion because Christians and other minorities have fled their homeland because they feel abandoned and completely marginalized.”   (http://www.aina.org/guesteds/20081017163356.htm)

 

It is clear that the Christians of Iraq and other minorities have been abandoned and their plight is clear for all to see.  It must be worrying for the Coptic Christians of Egypt to witness the ongoing events in Iraq because are they not also expendable?  After all, the Coptic Christians face not only the threat of Islamic fanatics but they also suffer because of institutional discrimination and this is the crux of the matter.

 

Irrespective of who is persecuting the Coptic Christians it is clear that America and other Western powers are only interested in their own self interests.  Therefore, the Coptic Christian community and the Christians of Iraq are not tied into economic support and policy objectives.

 

The Christian community will continue to suffer massacres and pogroms in northern Nigeria but the Christian community in this nation will not remain passive because they know that the future of Nigeria is in the balance.  However, the state apparatus is against the Christian community in Egypt and legal discrimination and overt Islamic policies is aimed at weakening the Christian community.  While in Iraq it is clear that the central government is weak and Christians have no protection from the Islamic sword which desires the blood of innocents.

 

 

Lee Jay Walker

https://leejaywalker.wordpress.com  

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2011 in AFRICA, ASIA, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND GLOBAL NEWS, Islam, RELIGIOUS ISSUES, TERRORISM

 

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