In his text about the USA democracy turned into open support for radical islam worldwide, the prominent author on Middle Eastern, Arabic and Islamo – Christian issues Raymond Ibrahim exposes causal and consequental relations between USA military interventions (i.e. aggressions) and dissappearance of local Christian communities.
That’s an excellent article, so I needed to say few words about it. Even though there (Middle eastern states caught by the Arab spring scent) were the “dictatorships” before the USA intervention, Christians lived and survived in all these states for millenia.
There’s another interesting point: Christians never started rebelion in all the Middle Eastern predominantly Muslim states, even though their position may be (and certainly was) extremely dificult. Moreover in these conflicts Christians were either neutral, or openly siding with the ruler seen by the Western democracies as intolerant, dark and undemocratic executor which, among other things, violates their basic human rights. (Sadam in Iraq, Assad in Syria or …. – Milosevic in former Yugoslavia).
That was far from truth.
And the Western audience always swallows the lie global media serves for decades. Tell a lie a thousand times and it becomes a truth. As simple as that.
Kosovo Albanian climbed the Orthodox church; he’s taking the cross down
Even though after 14 years in Kosovo neither NATO nor UN or any other conquering organizations despite turning every stone upside down in every corner of the old Serbian heartland didn’t find a single evidence of thousands, or hundreds of thousands murderd Albanian civilians, (and I know about they desperately search for the dead Albanians. They needed them for further pressure on the rest of the Serbia, as well as to silence the rising questioning voices about American involvement – especially of Clinton family’s role – in Kosovo tragedy) a lie shamelessly broadcasted by global mediacracy continuously despite the lack of basic evidence. And no one asks about murderd Serbs. But the Lie lives. (It would be enough to see the Wikipedia article about the topic, or for ex: for ex: http://www.kosovo-news.com/genocide-in-kosovo-war/ to get scared to your bones because it clearly exposes that no matter how monstrous and obvious a lie could be, it will be repeated until it roots so deeply into the consciousness, so the public finally accepts it as a proven, God given truth. ( And becomes ready to defend it. – that’s an important moment. )
The USA and EU support for radical Islam as well as war on Orthodox Christianity started in Balkans. And that’s what I was telling and writting 1000 times.
Bill Clinton with another American islamic protege, late Bosnian Muslim leader Alija Izetbegovic; Izetbegović was sentenced for his radical islam stance during former Yugoslavia
What’s significat to notice is that not all the Christians are equally vicimized; the most persecuted in the Middle East are the Orthodox: Coptic, Syriac, Assyrian. And that’s the constant element since the Balkan wars, And since Checnia (CIA recruited and trained, by Saudi armed and equiped the army of Chechen terrorists for war against – guess who? Orthodox, – no surprise – Russia). At the same time Hollywood War Propaganda industry produces more movies with the constant klischee about good and bad guys. The bad are fanacis, lunatics and terrorists, mostly Russian (Orthodox), or Serbs (Orthodox). So in the brand new anti Orthodox product, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” Hollywood identifies enemies of the United States as Russian Orthodox Priest and Orthodox Christians from Russia who plan to blow up New York City. The Russians and later Serbs (Orthodox) have been Hollywood villains for decades.
Let’s face the reality: the USA are in war on Orthodox Christianity.
Just take a look at what happened to Serbs of Republika Srpska Krajina after the Croats (supported by USA Germany) attacked and ethically cleansed the whole region? The small island of Orthodoxy, established in 17. century was literally erased from the map. About 500 000 Serbs were persecuted and thousands killed. Many are still (after 19 years!) – missing. (Yes, Croats are not Muslims. But the issue was war on Orthodoxy, right? And btw, Rahmi Ademi, who is, for example an Albanian, is also Croatian general. He participated in Krajina ethnic cleansing.)
Take a look at the Croato – Bosnian Muslim federation of Bosnia. What happened to Sarajevo Serbs? There are volumes and volumes of materials and evidences about Sarajevo death caps for Serbs. Bout they’re Orthodox. The USA supported Bosnian Muslims. USA knew about the death camps. The USA acqitted all those who committed crimes against (the Orthodox) Serbs.
Bosnian Muslim soldier who USA supported, with bloody trophy – Serbian head
Not to mention Kosovo, WIlliam Walker and staged massacre in Racak, then Secretary Madeleine Albright kisses with Tacci, and immages of American soldiers laughing and posing in front of burning ancient Serbian church… Generally and as a rule, the faith of Orthodox Christians wherever the USA& EU intervented in former Yugoslavia or elsewhere, has been tragic.
Methaphorically, majority of authors who analyse and write about the situation in Middle East, hold only one end of the thread in this Global clew. That’s the latest, the visible one. Meanwhile experiennced in Balkan affairs hold the other one, hidden under the latest layers of the thread. We need to release the whole thread in order to make the whole game visible and obvious.
Let’s get back to the Article. Raymond Ibrahim exposes the Arab spring era,and all that precedes is exculed. But in the “global village” what the modern world deifitely is, it’s necesarry to get an overall review in order to come to understanding and analysis. In this case one need to forget all the lies about Balkans he was taught by the mediacracy, and to review it through the prism of the latest Middle Eastern turmoils.
According to the recently released 2014 World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted, Syria is the third worst nation in the world in which to be Christian, Iraq is fourth, Afghanistan fifth, and Libya 13th. All four countries receive the strongest designation, “extreme persecution” (other designations are “severe,” “moderate,” and “sparse” persecution).
Aside from being so closely and harshly ranked, these four nations have something else in common: heavy U.S. involvement. Three—Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya—were “liberated” thanks to U.S. forces, while in the fourth, Syria, the U.S. is actively sponsoring “freedom fighters” against the regime, many of whom would be better labeled “terrorists.”
The Syrian situation alone indicts U.S. foreign policy. According to Reuters:
Open Doors, a non-denominational group supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, said on Wednesday it had documented 2,123 “martyr” killings, compared with 1,201 in 2012. There were 1,213 such deaths in Syria alone last year, it said. “This is a very minimal count based on what has been reported in the media and we can confirm,” said Frans Veerman, head of research for Open Doors. Estimates by other Christian groups put the annual figure as high as 8,000.
While most Americans are shielded from the true nature of the war by the U.S. media’s reluctance to report on it, Arabic media, websites, and activists daily report and document atrocity after atrocity—beheadings and bombed churches, Christians slaughtered for refusing to convert to Islam, and countless abducted for ransom or rape—at the hands of those whom the U.S. supports.
It’s enough to point out that “the largest massacre of Christians in Syria,” to quote a top religious leader, was left wholly unreported by any major U.S. news network.
At any rate, the statistics speak for themselves: Syria, which used to be religiously tolerant, is now, in the context of the United States’ trying to bring “democracy” to it, the third worst country in the world in terms of “extreme persecution” of Christians.
The Blaze reports that Dr. David Curry, president of Open Doors,
charged that the Obama administration has essentially declined to make the protection of religious minorities a priority . . . “There are many instances where the vacuum of leadership and spokesmanship has created a real problem,” said the human rights leader. “I would say that every significant data point on this year’s ‘2014 Watch List’ is worse—and I think a factor in it is a lack of leadership from Western governments including . . . the U.S. in terms of religious freedom.”
But it’s worse than that. Far from taking any action or providing leadership—or simply ceasing to support the terrorists responsible—the Obama administration recently tried to go to war with Syria on behalf of the “freedom fighters,” amazingly, in the name of “human rights” (Apparently theunsubstantiated rumor that Assad massacred people is enough for the U.S. to go to war, but the ongoing and well-documented massacres of Christians and other civilians at the hands of the opposition is not enough for the U.S. to stop supporting them.)
What’s worse, even the most misinformed mainstream-media-watching American today knows that the so-called “Arab Spring,” which was hailed to justify U.S. support for “rebels” of all stripes—in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood (which months ago destroyed some 80 churches); in Libya, al-Qaeda, which has turned Benghazi into a terror zone; and now the “freedom fighters” in Syria—is not what it was touted to be.
In other words, at this point, whenever the U.S. intervenes in an Islamic nation, Islamists come to power. This is well demonstrated by the other three nations to which the U.S. brought “democracy” and where Christian minorities suffer “extreme persecution”:
- Afghanistan: The supposedly “moderate” Karzai government installed by the U.S. upholds many of the draconian laws enforced by the Taliban—including the apostasy law, fiercely persecuting those who seek to convert to Christianity—and, in 2011, under U.S. auspices, it destroyed Afghanistan’s last Christian church.
- Iraq: After the U.S. toppled Saddam Hussein, Christian minorities were savagely attacked and slaughtered, and dozens of their churches were bombed (see here for graphic images). Christians have been terrorized into near-extinction, with well over half of them fleeing Iraq.
- Libya: Ever since U.S.-backed, al-Qaeda-linked terrorists overthrew Qaddafi, Christians—including Americans—have indeed suffered extreme persecution. Churches have been bombed; Christians have been tortured and killed (including for refusing to convert); and nuns have been threatened.
Surely a common theme emerges here: Where the U.S. works to oust secular autocrats, the quality of life for Christians and other minorities takes a major nosedive. Under Saddam, Qaddafi, and Assad, Christians and their churches were largely protected.
Moreover, while George W. Bush was responsible for Afghanistan and Iraq, the argument can be made that, back then (2001 and 2003), this pattern of Islamic radicalization that erupts once autocrats are gone was less well known than it is today. There weren’t many precedents.
Conversely, the Obama administration has had both Afghanistan and Iraq to learn from—and yet still it supports Islamists and jihadis. But by now, what happens once they assume power—religious persecution, terror, oppression—is no longer a secret.
Incidentally, those who care little for the fate of Christians or other minorities in the Islamic world would do well to remember a simple truism: Wherever anti-Christian elements come to power, anti-American forces come to power. The two are synonymous.
Put differently, Muslim persecution of Christians is the litmus test of how radical an Islamic society has become. In all those Muslim nations that the U.S. has interfered in—Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt (till the Egyptians revolted, to the chastisement of the U.S.), and now Syria—the increase of religious intolerance is a reflection of the empowerment of forces hostile to Western civilization.
I am often asked, “How can we help persecuted Christians?” At this point, one must respond: “How about starting with getting the U.S. government to stop being the chief facilitator of Christian persecution?” Altruism aside, it would be in the interests of all who value freedom, religious or otherwise—and especially their descendants.
Source: Middle East Forum
Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (Regnery, April, 2013) is a Middle East and Islam specialist, and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum.