BEFORE we get to the heart of the matter, rest assured, if not stopped in their deadly tracks, the fate of Mid/Near East Christians will become the fate of all “non-compliant” westerners. If you believe otherwise, you will be proven (deadly) wrong, at least in the long-term.
HOWEVER, to truly internalize what’s what, to see from there to here, it is imperative to first remove ones blinders in a dispassionate manner, regardless of the horrific facts on the ground. This is not a contradiction in terms, but a recipe for a reality-based inquiry.
IN essence, only the willfully deluded or the wholly complicit can still deny that Islamic warriors aren’t purging Christians from their midst. Not only that, their killing fields have been in operation from time immemorial. However, with the advent of alternative and social media, well, it’s now front and center “news”.
BUT to the west’s everlasting shame, as long as Jews are their main targets, most prefer to pretend that what is isn’t and to just close their eyes to the obvious wildfires. But the saying, first the Saturday people, then the Sunday people, couldn’t be any more prescient. Hauntingly so. Its efficacy is expounded upon in many places, but the following two should suffice:
Times of Israel story on August 17, 2012 — just over a year ago — was headlined with words of relief: “‘Thank God, there are almost no Jews in Syria now’ says the woman who rescued most of them.”
The Islamist motto, “On Saturday we kill the Jews, on Sunday we kill the Christians” — or, more tactfully, “First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People” — isn’t just a slogan. It’s a plan for religious cleansing, pronounced by radical leaders and enacted by jihadi warriors.
Today, nearly all the Saturday people are gone from the countries that were their homelands for centuries, even millennia.
And, today, the Christians — the Sunday people — are paying a terrible price for their faith. Particularly in Egypt and in Syria, where virtually no Jews remain, stories of assaults on Christian homes and businesses; wanton destruction of churches; the disappearance, rape, and murder of women; mob-driven atrocities against women, men, and children; and the murder of priests and pastors are reported nearly every day.
NEXT up, this blogger’s interviews at Inquisitr.com , highlight the same:
Jews who refuse to leave “Palestine” will be subject to beheading, a Palestinian group closely associated with Hamas threatened over the weekend. The “People’s Resistance Committee, which is involved in the fighting in Gaza, made the threat as it announced that it was responsible for firing rockets at an IDF patrol east of Jebalya.
The 107 millimeter rockets, which the group specializes in using, has been nicknamed “the whip of death” by PRC terrorists. The group has threatened to “murder the soldiers of the treacherous thieves,” who robbed them of “Palestine.”
“We will get to you and chop off your heads,” the group threatened. “Leave our land, your army and leadership cannot protect you.”
With very few words, a new video explains what the current fighting in Gaza is about and why talk of “proportionate force” is irrelevant.
Trampled in Abraham’s Dust: The Destruction Of Near Eastern Christianity
He demanded that they be expelled anyway, “so that Muslims would no longer be put to shame when their eyes meet the searching gaze of Christians wondering what had gone awry with Islam!” “Yes, begone already,” concluded Sarraf, “And take with you your mercy! For, with al-Nusra, ISIS and al-Qaeda and the rest of them on our side — the gangs of Muslim Brothers and their latest finest products — we are scarcely in need of [the Christians’] mercy and compassion.
Let the bloodletting commence! Let the violence reign supreme! Let the hearts get ripped out of their chest-cavities, and let human livers get eaten raw! Let the tongues be torn out! Let the necks get hacked off, and the knees get shattered! For, we shall eagerly return to the medicine of old, to our herbal remedies and our old musty books of alchemy and witchcraft! […] Yes, begone, O Christians, and leave us be to our desert creed! For, we crave the glint of our swords, the heat of our sands, and the energy of our mules! We scarcely need you, your civilization, or your scientific and literary contributions, for, we have our own capital in abundance; our own gangs of murderers and bloodthirsty butchers and executioners. Scram, you Christians, and spare us your civilization! We are replacing your culture with that of the gravediggers,” wrote Sarraft.
Near Eastern Christians have been regarded as the “native Americans” of the Middle East by many, “the ones who were there first.” They constituted twenty percent of the region’s population at the turn of the last century, a decent percentage by any measure given the millennial history of Islam as hegemon in that part of the world. Yet in our second decade of the twenty-first century, the numbers of Near Eastern Christians had dwindled to a mere five percent.
In the past hundred years, prejudice against them was no longer the veiled affliction of a bigoted few; it had become the banner of those who allegedly speak for Islam.
The agonizing fate of Iraq’s Christians today may be a latest flare-up of hostilities.
But it is symptomatic of a longstanding epidemic that has, for fourteen centuries, pitted the youngest of the “Children of Abraham” against their elders. Ironically enough, those Iraqi Christians, trampled as they are in the dust of Abraham, are being oppressed in the supposed birthplace of Abraham, no less by an ISIS Caliph fashioned as “Ibrahim,” the Arabic rendering of Abraham.
Maybe the pendulum of the world’s moral outrage may swing in favor of Iraq’s Christians before it is too late. Or maybe, in Luke the Evangelist’s words, “the stones will cry out” if the world opts to remain silent. But until then, the latest chapter in the saga of destruction of Near Eastern Christendom goes on unabated. And Assyrians, Chaldaeans, Copts, Maronites, Armenians and others, precious few remaining specimens of the world’s oldest civilizations, quietly shuffle into extinction in mournful anonymity and oblivion.