EGYPTIAN WOMAN WARNS AMERICA ‘WAKE UP OR BE WIPED OUT’
An Egyptian woman under the pen name Magda Borham has written a letter to Western countries, warning them of their immediate danger from Islamic invasion via “immigration.” Having lived in Egypt for more than 30 years, she states: “Nobody else in the world knows Islam and the mentality of Muslims more than those who have suffered by having Islam as a part of their life. If you listen to the cries of the Copts of Egypt, the Christians of Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Pakistan and all the other Muslim countries, you will hear the descriptions of the horrors of Islam. “See and feel the tears of the minorities in every Islamic society. These tears will tell you the true stories of Islam. Hear the blood of the ex-Muslims pounding. It’s their blood that is shouting out every single second, asking the rest of the world to ‘Wake up!'”
She clarifies what few westerners understand: Islam is not a religion. Islam is a totalitarian political ideology that rejects the basic principles of freedom and liberty protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, Islam is the clearest and most present danger to America’s existence. She explains the suffering of minorities, including herself as a woman who has lived through Egypt’s transformation into an Islamic country. She writes: “Like so many others, I have been burned by this transformation. This transformation has seen me witness and experience Islam turn my home country to ruins and its followers are now threatening to bring the same fate to your own country.
“Islam is a supremacist, racist political and social ideology wrapped in a thin peel of religious rituals. It seeks domination and supremacy over all other systems and religions. Islam is worse than Nazism and fascism systems combined without any doubt.” She warns Americans that they will suffer the same fate unless they end the senseless immigration policies that are enabling Muslims to freely invade with the intention of destroying America from within. She points to decades of failed liberal policies that have eroded American values, which she argues Muslims are using against Americans to their own detriment. “Muslims use your own democratic laws and values against you, and they do it successfully while you keep sleeping as if as in a deep coma.
“Muslims use those in the west that support them as a stick to beat you with, but even they will never ever be accepted as friends to the Muslims after, and they will definitely be their first victims. Leftists, liberals and progressives, are all appeasers of Islam. Appeasing evil is cowardice. They are fooled people who feed crocodiles, hoping they will eat them last. They are the enemy within your countries. “Your country is like your house; you expect visitors who come to your house to respect you and respect your rules, not the opposite. Visitors must appreciate your kindness and your generosity for receiving them into your home and not imposing their own rules on you. This is your house, you own it, so you have the obligation to protect it and defend it.
“If the visitor doesn’t like your rules, all he has to do is to leave. Nobody obliged him to visit you, and nobody will prevent him from leaving. As he came to your house by his own choice, he can leave your house freely or by force, if required.” And she notes that Islam is rooted in racism and bigotry. The labels Muslims use against non-Muslims (Islamophobe, bigot, racist), she says, are actually a reflection of Islamic ideology. Islam is the only religion/ideology that specifically orders its followers to kill Jews and Christians, an obvious hate crime. “One final thing you must be aware of. Muslims are projectors of themselves. They accuse you of what they truly are. They accuse you of being racist, while they are themselves racist. Islam is all about racism. They accuse you to be a hater, while they themselves hate unconditionally.
Islam is full of hatred incitement and violence. They accuse you of being a bigot, while Muslims act supremacism and are bigotry themselves. “Remember, Muslims love and need to portray themselves always as ‘victims.’ This is their greatest weapon against you in the west. Victimhood enables them to act violently and give them the pretext to attack non-Muslims around the world. It fuels them more and more with hate. “This hate generates more violence. Additionally to this victimhood allow them to silence you and stop you from resisting their agenda. This is why the easiest thing for them is to label those who criticize Islam or reveal its reality as ‘racist’ an ‘Islamophobe’ or ‘bigot.'”
CHRISTIANITY CONTRACTING IN MIDDLE-EAST AND AFRICA DUE TO RISE OF MILITANT ISLAM
Christianity is fast disappearing from entire regions, most notably a huge chunk of the Middle East, and could vanish from Iraq within 5 years, according to a new report by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. Released in the UK’s House of Lords recently, the report, “Persecuted and Forgotten?” says Christians are migrating away from areas in the Middle East and parts of Africa where, a generation ago, they were both numerous and influential. The growing threat of militant Muslim groups ‘is a primary cause in the contraction of Christianity – changing from being a global faith into a regional one, with the faithful increasingly absent from ever-widening areas’. Many of the 22 countries examined in the report are also included on the 2015 World Watch List, a roster of the 50 countries where life as a Christian is most difficult.
The exodus from many parts of the Middle East means ‘the Church is being silenced and driven out of its ancient biblical heartland’. Christians remain a significant and largely stable presence in some parts of the biblical Middle East, most notably Israel and Jordan. In Africa, the rise of militant Islamist groups in Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania ‘is intended to intimidate Christians and destabilise their presence’, the report says. This on a continent that “until now has been the Church’s brightest hope for the future’. Groups of militant Islamists are largely to blame for the mass exodus, says the UK-based charity. The report concludes that extremist Islam is the gravest threat to Christians in those countries where persecution has increased since its previous report, issued in 2013.
The number of countries where Christians have suffered ‘extreme’ persecution rose from six to 10 in the most recent report, which covers October 2013 through June 2015. All four new countries – Iraq, Nigeria, Sudan and Syria – are ones that saw an upsurge in extremist Islamism. The report looks at evolving causes of persecution from incident reports in 22 countries that the group claims are guilty of severe human-rights violations against Christians. In addition to militant Islamism, the report highlights that Christians also suffer when their faith is seen as a ‘colonial, corrupt and exploitative’ foreign import from the West, triggering suspicion from Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish nationalists. Totalitarian regimes such as China are threatened by the growth of Christianity because much of it is practiced ‘underground’.
In a note of optimism, the report says that despite parts of Africa and the Middle East being emptied of Christianity, its followers are growing in number throughout the world. Within the last century those following Christianity have quadrupled to more than two billion. It is predicted that nearly one in three people worldwide (2.9bn) will be Christian in 2015, but there are regional shifts taking place. By mid-century the share of Christians living in sub-Saharan Africa will have grown from 24 per cent to 38 per cent. Europe’s share of the Christian population is expected to fall from 26 per cent in 2010 to about 16 per cent by 2050. Nineteen of the 22 countries examined in the latest report were also featured in its 2013 report. Of those 19 countries, the situation for Christians was deemed to ‘worsen’ in 15.
In a foreword to the report, the Archbishop of Aleppo, Syria, Jean-Clement Jeanbart, said Christians ‘are confronting one of the most important challenges of our 2,000-year history’. He said Christians in Syria and Iraq ‘are defenceless against ISIS … the prime target of the so-called caliphate’s religious cleansing campaign’. In a statement issued for the report’s launch, British Prime Minister David Cameron said his government is committed to promoting religious freedom and tolerance in the UK and around the world. ‘Now is not the time for silence’, he said. ‘We must stand together and fight for a world where no one is persecuted because of what they believe’.
GUATEMALA ELECTS CHRISTIAN COMEDIAN AS THEIR NEW PRESIDENT
Guatemalan voters have chosen a comedian with studies in theology as their new president. Jimmy Morales was initially considered an outsider but surprised the nation by leading the first round of elections, easily qualifying for the runoff. Morales ran on a platform of conservative values, opposing gay marriage, abortion, and the legalization of marijuana. “According to my belief, my ideology, I would have to veto such laws,” the president-elect told CBN News. “I think in Guatemala we will not have this because of conservative thinking. In case Congress approves such laws, my position would be against them.” Morales presented himself as a champion against corruption, with the slogan “neither corrupt nor a thief.”
The election followed months of political crisis, including the resignation of outgoing President Otto Perez Molina and his arrest on fraud and corruption charges. With a jailed president, the country teetered on the verge of social and political chaos. The Guatemalan church played an important role through the crisis, holding prayer meetings like one held every Saturday morning at the Central Park. The “Guatemala Prays” movement mobilized more than 700 churches for prayer vigils and fasting. For 40 days they prayed for a peaceful solution to the crisis. “God put His hand in Guatemala, it’s a miracle what happened,” prayer participant Marco Antonio Ruiz said. “We came together as Church and cried out with one voice. God heard the voice of all those who joined us in prayer.”
“The role of the Christian Church is to be the bride of the Lamb, a role of service and devotion,” Morales told CBN News. “Also to evangelize, train and improve the talents of people. So, it’s a fairly large role.” The church’s active participation was also reflected in a debate held days before the election. The event, organized by the country’s main evangelical organizations, was broadcast on national television and by satellite on the Christian network Enlace. Both Christians and non-believers agree that the peaceful solution to Guatemala’s crisis and the entire electoral process offers a lesson to other nations. Christians in this election have affirmed that Guatemala begins its road to recovery as a direct answer to prayer.
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY LIMITS CHRISTIAN CELEBRATIONS IN WEST BANK
The Palestinian Authority has asked municipalities to tone down their Christmas celebrations this year amid escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis. Hanna Amireh, who heads a government committee on churches in the West Bank, confirmed the Palestinian Authority is requesting “a decrease” in festivities following the deaths of dozens of Palestinians since mid-September. The majority of them were killed during clashes with Israeli forces or carrying out terrorist attacks, according to the Israeli government. Amireh said the government has asked the municipality of Bethlehem, the town where Jesus was born and where official Palestinian celebrations of Christmas take place, not to set off holiday fireworks this year and to limit the festive lights and decorations that usually adorn the town.
Although Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah will light the towering Christmas tree in Manger Square he will not participate in a festive post-lighting dinner hosted by the Bethlehem municipality, Amireh said. The annual Christmas procession will however be held as usual. Palestinian Christians, who comprise less than 2% of the population in the West Bank and Israel, are upset by the limitations. Ekram Juha, director of the Bethlehem mayor’s office, said “I am truly disappointed.” Juha, who described herself as a “Christian and a believer,” said Palestinians “have a difficult situation but we’ve lived with this situation for many years and celebrations have gone on. This is the place where Jesus was born and if you limit Christmas celebrations here you are limiting something spiritual and holy.”
CHRISTIAN DOCTOR REMAINS UNCONVINCED AS UK ALLOWS THREE PARENT BABIES
The United Kingdom has become the first country in the world to allow children to be born with the DNA of three parents. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Bill was passed by Parliament earlier this year in a bid to stop some inherited diseases. Government ministers had argued letting a child have the DNA of two women and one man could prevent Mitochondrial Disease being inherited. The mitochondrial donation is aimed at stopping serious inherited diseases that can be devastating to a person’s life and cause early death. Research suggests the technique could help almost 2,500 women in the UK have children. But the Church had criticised the move at the time saying it had “serious ethical objections”. It was passed in the House of Commons by 382 to 127.
Dr Trevor Stammers, a Christian expert in bioethics, said many scientists were concerned by the new law. He said it had “never been tried before” and that “many scientists fear it may not work”. Mr Stammers added: “When scientists get an idea their enthusiasm sometimes exceeds their wisdom.” Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, said the new law was “playing God” and “undermining the pattern for family and human dignity that God has given to us.” She added: “Even judged by the UK’s generally cavalier approach to bioethics, this is a huge ethical and safety line to cross. There is no way of accurately predicting the consequences, but future generations will be forced to endure them. “No wonder that for many in the scientific community, this is a line that shouldn’t be crossed.”
CHRISTIAN CHARITY CONCERNED OVER RISE IN TRANSGENDER TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN
There’s been a five-fold increase in the number of children seeking medical help for problems with gender identity since 2010. There were almost 700 referrals to the UK’s only clinic for transgender children in 2014, up from
139 in 2010. Christian Concern has told Premier it has serious worries about the increase in children as young as 10 being offered drugs to halt puberty so they can fully transition to a different gender. Andrew Marsh from the organisation said: “Children aren’t able to drive until their 17, we can’t vote until we’re 18 and yet we are suggesting that children aged, perhaps 10, are able to make a decision to embark on a course that has huge consequences and significance and life changing implications”.
Alex, 15 who was born a boy but is taking medication that pauses puberty and hopes to fully transition to being female, said “I’ve been on hormone blockers for 12 to 13 months.” I was worried so much before I took my blockers that my voice would break or I’d develop really masculine features.” There’s conflicting opinion on treatment for children with gender dysphoria, when they feel like they should be the opposite sex. Some medical experts claim there’s not enough research into the long term effects of letting treatment happen so early in life. There are claims the majority of children who experience gender dysphoria will not go on to become transgender. Research has found the number of adults undergoing gender reassignment procedures on the National Health Service has increased by 74% since 2002.
BBC APOLOGISES AFTER CHRISTIAN CAMPAIGNER LABELLED BIGOTED BY PRESENTER
The BBC has apologised for an interview about the Bible’s teaching on homosexuality in which a Christian woman was labelled a bigot. Libby Powell, from campaign group Christian Concern, appeared on BBC Three Counties Radio. During an interview with comedian and presenter Iain Lee she was called a bigot after she said homosexuality is a sin. Ms Powell was discussing the case of Rev Barry Trayhorn, a prison worker taking his employer to a tribunal amid claims he was forced to resign for reading a Bible verse about homosexuality. Iain Lee said Rev Trayhorn was “obnoxious” and “poisonous” and said his views, and Ms Powell’s were homophobic. When Ms Powell said homophobia was a fear Mr Lee said it was a “cute answer” but homophobia was a “hatred of gays”.
He asked if Rev Trayhorn would embrace gay people and was told by Ms Powell that he would. “Bit gay,” replied Mr Lee. The BBC admitted the language the presenter used, and the tone in which he conducted the interview, was “at several points inappropriate”. A statement from senior editorial staff said: “The BBC – and Iain Lee himself – wishes to apologise for any offence that may have been caused.” Iain Lee apologised on air and said: “Last week I interviewed the Rev Barry Trayhorn and solicitor Libby Powell about their understanding of biblical teaching on homosexuality.” I want to make it clear that I apologise for any offence that may have been caused over the way I conducted the interviews.” Christian Concern had labelled the interview “intolerant” and asked its supporters to complain.
IRAQI ARCHBISHOP EXPLAINS DIFFICULTY OF CONVINCING FAMILIES TO STAY
Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Catholic Church of Erbil says it’s becoming increasingly difficult to convince Christian families to stay in Iraq. The Archbishop said the situation for displaced Christians is improving but the mass exodus of refugees to Europe is making his job of asking people to stay harder. He said: “Last year we had 13,500 registered Christian refugee families in our archdiocese. Now there are only about 10,000 left.” Archbishop Bashar claims the humanitarian situation has improved in Europe. He said: “Thanks to our partners, the humanitarian situation has stabilised.” No one has to live in tents anymore. The majority is now living in caravans or flats we have rented.” More than £7.9 million has been sent to provide money to rent living quarters for the people, build schools and provide food.
PUPILS ORDERED TO CHANT “WE DON’T BELIEVE IN CHRISTMAS”
Asif Khan is facing disciplinary measures for his actions at Oldknow Academy in Birmingham England which is part of the Trojan Horse investigations. If found guilty, he faces a lifetime teaching ban. The Trojan Horse investigations are looking into concerns hard line Muslim groups were ‘taking over’ state schools. The National College of Teaching and Leadership hearing was told how he led the assembly like a rally telling pupils to repeat phrases such as ‘Do we celebrate Christmas? No!’ and “We don’t believe in Christmas”. It’s claimed his actions were part of a much wider problem at the school. A lawyer said: “The distinction between a faith school and a state school was being blurred if not obliterated.” In total 12 teachers from 5 schools are facing disciplinary action.