Forget the so-called war on Christianity discussed on Fox News frequently for demagogic purposed. There's a real shooting war on Christianity going on right now.
The worst is Iraq, which had between 700,000 and a million Christians before George Bush abandoned the search for the people who attacked us and went to war with the wrong country instead.
The direct byproduct of his bungled occupation was untying the hands ot the Islamofascists, and they made one of their first priorities the elimination of all non-Muslim religions from Iraq.
They won. Now just a tiny remnant of Christianity remains in the Islamic state of Iraq. Most--the ones who weren't murdered--are not huddled in Jordan and Syria, where they aren't allowed work permits, forcing the girls and women into prostitution just to feed their families.
Most of Iraq's Christian communities were there long before Islam even existed. But their story is just about over.
Across the Muslim world, Christians are getting out of Dodge due to relentless persecution by a combination of Islamofascist militias with government collusion or indifference. Egyp and Lebanon are perfect examples.
And many of these countries have blasphemy laws that don't protect all religions--only Islam. And those laws have draconian punishments and a low threshold of proof, enabling neighbors to accuse a Christian family of something and get their land as a consequence. This is done in Pakistan all the time.
Even in the most liberal Muslim country, Indonesia, warfare has flared up in places like Sulawesi and Ambon, usually sparked by Saudi-trained foreign religious leaders, then exported to the far ends of Indonesia by militants from Jakarta and therabouts. The government tries to step in, usually delivering handslaps to the Muslims who started it and executions to the Christians who defended themselves.
In Nigeria, the Sudan and elsewhere, militants from Islamist regions are trying to conquer neighboring Christian regions and drive out the Christians. Christians don't always have clean hands but the bulk of the atrocities are carried out by Islamist militants.
There is a war on Christianity. It's going on now. Calling it a "war" isn't hyperbole--it's the literal truth.
Most Muslims are law-abiding, peace-loving people. However, the vast majority of terrorism in the world today is done by people who call themselves Muslim.
And they don't want anyone who isn't Muslim anywhere in the Umma--the Muslim World. It's not just Christians, of course. Hence their obession with Israel, which outrages them even more than their Christian minorities because the Christians can't fight back and the Israelis can and do. They don't like people who fight back.
The Muslim world carried out a comprehensive ethnic "cleansing" of its Jews, numbering over 3/4 of a million people--over a year or two following the formation of the state of Israel. Now they're doing the same thing to the Christians.
And the gypsies and Zoroastrians and Bahai. Then they're start in on Muslims who aren't the "right" kind of Muslim, depending on which sect is in the majroity in a given location.
Meanwhile I don't understand why American Christians (and others for that matter) don't make a bigger issue of this.
Is it because the Republican Party was so instrumental in eliminating Christianity from Iraq? That would be sad indeed. It would mean that Political Christianity was a movement where the Political part have overshadowed the Christianity part.
I should add that even where things are peaceful, Islam has shows itself to be imperialistic. Bali is an island in Indonesia with a population of over 3 million who are 95% Hindu. Peacefully militant Muslims, using Saudi money, are buying up land there and building giant mosques with giant loudspeaker systems, blaring out calls to prayer from before dawn to after midnight--to the surrounding Hindu community, drowning out Hindu services being conducted in nearby Hindu temples. I've witnessed this myself. And the Muslim minority living there is being supplanted by hardcore fundamentalist Muslims colonizing the island from Java, again aided by Saudi money.
They've been aided by land getting so cheap there since several Muslim bombings nearly destroyed the island's tourism-based economy. This is how violent jihadis and nonviolent cultural imperialists work hand in hand.
This is a real issue, and one with implications for American foreign policy.
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