Category: Religious Freedom
While the Turkish mosque, “mega” or not, coming to Bucharest might not prove to be the beginning of tumultuous relations between Christians and Muslims in the country, questions still remain as to why Romania has not even been offered the reciprocal courtesy of building an Orthodox church in Istanbul, if this is indeed to be viewed as establishing strong interfaith relations between the two countries. There is also the lingering issue of whether or not it would be foolish of Romanian authorities to ignore the possibility of a Muslim Brotherhood Islamization agenda, especially in light of the bloody jihadist attacks taking place throughout the West. Continue reading
Tragically, the most profound answer to the Grand Imam of al-Azhar’s speech in Germany came less than a week later on Tuesday, March 22, when homegrown Islamic terrorists committed yet another of their heinous acts in Europe. This time it took place in Brussels, Belgium, the capital of the European Union and headquarters to NATO. I suggest that Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb return to the Reichstag where he delivered his speech before the Bundestag, and this time, offer an apology. Continue reading
Without the multicultural demographic and ideological context, the holy warriors of the Caliphate would stand out like proverbial sore thumbs in the Western world. Currently, they enjoy a perfect environment. They will not let up until Dar al Islam dominates the world. Or at least they will keep trying. The West should oppose that.
It is clear that the European refugee crisis is bringing to the surface inherent problems such as the difficulty of tracking migration and dealing with transnational crimes across open borders. It also raises the issue of the limitation of state sovereignty and the centralization of power. Arguably, the EU is unable to meet the needs of its culturally, politically and economically diverse nations. Such issues might prove a risk to EU unity. Post-Paris, it is obvious now the Middle East’s strife is no longer its own. Continue reading
There is legitimate concern over the possibility of sowing the seeds for a majority Muslim Europe. The fact that the continent has been and is still predominantly Christian, is not what ultimately draws apprehension. The truth is that, even if the majority Muslim Europe prediction does not become a reality by 2050, as some have estimated it will, if migration keeps going at this rate, it will eventually become a fact, perhaps during the lifetime of the millennial generation’s children. Continue reading
There is nothing wrong with human rights, except that it misses out God. It was during a God-fearing era when John Paul II was pope and Ronald Reagan was president, when American society combined spirituality with morality and brought communism to its knees. Today, we should heed President Reagan’s warning: “When we will forget that we are a nation subordinated to God, we will simply become a subordinated nation.” Continue reading
Additionally, Chief Justice John Roberts makes the point in his dissent that “this Court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us. Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be. The people who ratified the Constitution authorized courts to exercise ‘neither force nor will but merely judgment.’” Continue reading
It is now obvious that Ireland has entered a new era which, although may be considered as the polar opposite of its religious beginnings, can also be seen as a reactionary stage which might in the end turn out to alter the fabric of society in unexpected and irreversible ways. Continue reading
Religion has been the basis of law. Society’s moral guidelines have their origin in religion. How could one expect the very concept that gave birth to morality and withstood the test of thousands of years to now be abandoned for the sake of an experimental, relativistic view which does not necessitate but rather demands the eradication of any protection that does not fit the mold of 21st century bias? Continue reading
“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” – President Barack Hussein Obama
“Jesus Christ died on that cross. He is the reason we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior,” Christine Weick declared at the Washington National Cathedral. “We have built …allowed you your mosques in this country…”
It was easier to appease the Nazis. It is easier to appease the Muslim world. The Jews were not seen as a canary in the coalmine; instead, like the Czechs and then the Poles and then everyone else, they were an obstacle to making a deal with the devil. The ghosts of Auschwitz are still haunting Sudan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Gaza, Iraq, Iran and a hundred other places.
Next to the message “I am Charlie” a new message has recently been trending on Facebook. “I am not Charlie. I am Ahmed. The dead cop. Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.” We should all decry the tragic events in France and condemn the barbaric terrorist actions.
From the disappearance of nativity scenes across the country to demanding the exclusion of the word “God” in the pledge of allegiance, to banning prayer in public schools, and removing plaques of the ten commandments from courthouses and schools around the nation…
Despite the fact that it is considered an exemplar of democracy throughout the world, the United States is dealing with many issues which seem to increasingly restrict its citizens’ freedoms. One of these is free speech. Can the U.S., a country in the throes of extreme political correctness, still think of itself as a bastion of free speech protected under the First Amendment to the Constitution, or is it now only allowed to listen to a few biased opinions of people who fit into the mold of what a 21st century citizen should be like?
Children of all ages have been systematically exploited by men of Asian descent in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham, England, over a period of sixteen years.
Although the exact number of children being abused is not yet known and the scale of this torturous behavior is so far undetermined, a damning report commissioned by the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council titled, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013), states that what may be considered a conservative estimate is that of “approximately 1400 children [being] sexually exploited over the full Inquiry period.”
The purpose of this article is not to look at the religious aspect of Islamic doctrine but rather at the political system, built within the Islamic religion, which wants to impose Sharia law that claims to be the only true representation of the religion.
In growing numbers, citizens of Western countries are leaving their homes to fight alongside jihadists of the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In the U.S., Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel stated in a recent CNN interview, “We are aware of over 100 U.S. citizens who have U.S. passports who are fighting in the Middle East with [ISIS] forces. There may be more; we don’t know.” Some cities in the United States are facing serious problems.
I have been searching for moderate Islam since September 11 and just like a lost sock in the dryer, it was in the last place I expected it to be.
There is no moderate Islam in the mosques or in Mecca. You won’t find it in the Koran or the Hadiths. If you want to find moderate Islam, browse the newspaper editorials after a terrorist attack or take a course on Islamic religion taught by a Unitarian Sociologist wearing fake native jewelry.
Ibrahim had been accused of having converted from Islam to Christianity and she was faulted for having married a Christian, for which she was charged with adultery, as the marriage to her husband, Daniel Wani, was considered invalid under the Islamic Sharia law of Sudan.
Where is America led by President Obama? You, Mr. President, have surrounded yourself with advisors loyal to the International Muslim Brotherhood. You have spent billions of American tax-payer dollars to support them. You spoke strongly on their behalf every time you felt that their rights were in jeopardy. Why can’t we see you offer the same support to the Christians of Mosul? Noon is the Arabic letter that represents…
“Those families leaving from the checkpoints on the eastern side of the city were harassed and robbed of their possessions […] All families who fled on the last morning reported having money, belongings, jewelry, and even documents stolen from them. Women had crucifixes torn from their necks.” The Daily Beast
Senator Cruz rallies against Christian persecution, calls for the release of Meriam Ibrahim from Sudan
Under Sudan’s Islamic Shari’a law, marriage to a Christian is considered invalid and a child who is considered Muslim cannot be raised by a Christian.
On May 13 the Washington-based Hudson Institute presented a panel titled ‘A Survivor’s Account of Boko Haram’s Religious Cleansing in Nigeria’ featuring Deborah Peters a teenage girl whose father, a pastor, and her brother were killed by the terrorist group in 2011. The Hudson panel discussion revealed that “Since 2011, Boko Haram attacks have killed over 1,000 Nigerian Christians, and bombed, torched, or otherwise destroyed scores of Christian churches, villages, and homes.”
President Barack Obama’s meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 27 revealed that the topic of Christian persecution, particularly in the Middle East, where it is most acute and is the deliberate target of fundamentalist Islamist militants, was not a White House priority.
Offering a solution, Elliot Abrams testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Human Rights explaining it would be a good idea for the U.S. to consider economic sanctions on countries where Christians are persecuted.
“I was devastated to learn that the [Obama] Administration didn’t even ask for my husband’s release when directly seated across the table from the leaders of the government that holds him captive.” Naghmeh Abedini
Christians in Egypt are facing hardships not only in practicing their religion, but also in living normal, peaceful lives. This has unfortunately been the case for centuries. News abounds with the tragic stories Copts live every day. And it appears that this region is going to keep offering the media sorrowful and terrible accounts to report on, as there doesn’t seem to be any hope of change, while the Obama…
In Syria, the endemic conflict that lays siege to Christianity, where it once stood as a partner of Assad’s strategic minority rule, consumes the region. At the advent of the Arab Spring, anti-government violence was ignited into a nationwide uprising that has not abated since 2011.
In the aftermath of President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster in Cairo by the military on July 3, Christian shops have been marked with red graffiti just before being attacked, a reminder of the infamous time in biblical history when the Israelites had to mark their doors with the blood of lambs in order to be spared the wrath of God manifested through the Angel of Death. This time, Christian doors are marked in this way as a sign of condemnation and vengeance.
Who will intervene and tip the scales next in the already far too internationalized proxy wars of the Middle East? Will the USA choose to initiate an overt intervention in Syria as it did in the Libyan civil war, under the UN’s multilateral Responsibility to Protect (R2P)? Or can the situation remain as it is?
In the Middle East and North Africa, the ongoing civil wars of an increasingly sectarian nature are reportedly putting more and more Christians in harm’s way.
Though the Syrian civil war continues to rage, it’s mostly defined as a Sunni versus Shiite conflict, where the plight and suffering of this country’s ancient Christian communities is increasingly becoming an influential factor.