Rash Of Mosque Burnings Stuns American Muslims, Civil Rights Advocates

With four mosques burned in the last seven weeks and 385 anti-Muslim acts recorded just last year, the rise of Islamophobia can no longer be ignored.
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    While Sept. 11 is most often remembered as a day that drastically changed U.S. foreign and domestic policy, particularly due to the advent of the never-ending “War on Terror,” many American Muslims look back on the event as a major turning point in the national perception of their religion. Islamophobia, although undeniably existent prior to the attacks, began to surge throughout the United States, later spreading to other countries throughout the Western world.

    Now, nearly 16 years later, Islamophobia is more prevalent than ever, thanks to years of propaganda justifying the bombing of Muslim-majority nations and the Muslim migrant crisis in the European Union, among other factors.

    Indeed, 2017 – after just two months – has already become a year of high-profile Islamophobic incidents, some of which turned deadly. The most recent of these took place last week, when a man in Kansas shot two Indian men, one of whom was killed. The attacker, upon confessing to the crime, stated that he believed his victims were not Indian, but Iranian. A month prior, a Canadian man opened fire in a mosque, killing six people and wounding 19 others.


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    Mosque burnings have also been surprisingly common in 2017, with four mosques destroyed just in the last seven weeks. The first took place on Jan. 7, when the uncompleted Islamic Center of Lake Travis in Austin, TX caught fire and “burned to the ground.” A week later, an Islamic Center in Bellevue, WA was badly damaged by a fire confirmed to be the work of an arsonist.

    The FBI, ATF and other agencies sift through the burned remains of the Victoria Islamic Center a mosque in Victoria on Jan. 29 2017. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

    The FBI, ATF and other agencies sift through the burned remains of the Victoria Islamic Center a mosque in Victoria, Texas on Jan. 29 2017. (Photo: Bob Daemmrich/The Texas Tribune)

    On Jan. 27, another Texas mosque was destroyed by fire, this time an Islamic Center in Victoria, TX. More recently, on Feb. 24, a fire broke out in front of the Islamic Society of New Tampa. This fire was also attributed to arson.

    This has not been terribly surprising in light of the fact that 2016 was one of the worst years on record for Islamophobic acts. Last September, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stated that 2016 was set “to be one of the worst years ever for anti-mosque incidents.” A CAIR survey conducted around the same time found that 85 percent of Muslim voters believed that Islamophobia and general anti-Muslim sentiment had increased within the past year.

    The Huffington Post’s Islamophobia tracker registered a total of 385 anti-Muslim acts over the course of last year, while the Southern Poverty Law Center recorded 112 anti-Muslim incidents just between Nov. 9 and Dec. 12 last year.

    Despite the fact that 2017’s anti-Muslim violence has been part of an existing trend, American Muslims and their advocates have been stunned nonetheless by the uptick. “In normal times, I will see one to two mosque incidents of any type per month, and rarely is it arson,” Corey Saylor, director of CAIR’s Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia, told Buzzfeed.

    Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, echoed Saylor’s words, stating that “We’ve never seen four mosques burned within seven weeks of each other. It’s part of a whole series of dramatic attacks on Muslims. […] The short answer is we haven’t seen anything like this in the past.”

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      • tapatio

        For those who are unaware, James Wherry (whose post is below) is the “resident” Zionist troll on Mint Press. His function is to denigrate the articles here and attack anyone who tells the truth about US Imperialism, Zionism, Judaism or its gods – the Rothschild-Bilderberg Predatory Empire.

        Mr Wherry is a former major in the US Army who was employed in “Civil Affairs”, the organization that involved in “enhanced” techniques to render populations docile and obedient to whatever puppet the Empire placed over them. He has bragged on Mint Press about helping to train the state terrorists of Uganda.

        Mr. Wherry is also what is called a “gay” chickenhawk – older men who prey on young boys.. It’s actually a sub-species of ped0phile – too cowardly to actually run the risk of attacking children and turns their attention to barely legal young men. In Mr Wherry’s case, he obtained a young Filipino boy through a web site that handles such transactions, brought the boy to the US and “married” him. Presumably, the boy’s birth certificate is authentic (difficult to know in a country like the Philippines, where any official document is available for under $100). At any event, Mr Wherry appears to be a very, very dissipated 50-something and the boy looks like he should be in junior high school.

        I know this because James Wherry trolled me for some months, on this site, until I became sufficiently irritated. He was stupid enough to use his real name and a traceable photo, making it easy to investigate him and do a background check.

        ANY CREATURE THAT WOULD MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT HAS A VERY DISEASED MIND…………………..

        “”I’m very happy about it,” James Wherry said. “Marriage is the bedrock of our society. I hope that same-sex couples can rejuvenate and revitalize marriage and give it the respect it is due.””

        https://www.facebook.com/james.wherry.39

        http://wrbl.com/2015/06/27/local-reaction-to-scotus-decision/

        http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29462263.html

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtrbvD22CEQ

        Anyone wishing to chat with James Wherry on the subjects of Jew crimes, Jews defrauding of America and war crime involvement by US Army “Civil Affairs” could do so at this address…………….
        JAMES WHERRY
        6300 MILGEN RD, APT 1403
        COLUMBUS, GA 31907
        (Wherry claims to have moved from the above address)
        OR AT
        6450 Way Ave Bldg 2839 • Fort Benning, GA 31905
        (Fort Benning is home of School of the Americas. Wherry has claimed that he has never worked at Fort Benning – he lied)

        I’m sure Wherry would also love to show how to buy boy s-x slaves from third world countries and show the one he brought home from the Philippines
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/41552bce54334c0d9b59d2b4793c100bdfa92cfa1e1c506c9b7637c9d62adf51.jpg

      • James Wherry
      • tapatio
        • James Wherry

          Ah, yes: the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS, the JEWS,

          Your own hate-filled comments show you follow your NAZ! Master. And on a thread about persecution of MUSLIMS, you’ve just proven my point that JEWS still suffer the most persecution, thanks to hate-filled bigots like you and your master. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9a33ff46207207368f0096e9205603b8fe018b44036eb5245adb097789cbf3b1.jpg

          • tapatio

            Having a bit of hysterics, old turd-burglar?

      • James Wherry

        Here’s what “tapatio” doesn’t want you to see. . .

        “If You Love Jesus, Then Die Like Jesus!”
        “Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2016”
        by Raymond Ibrahim
        February 5, 2017 at 4:30 am

        https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9875/muslim-persecution-christians-november

        ———

        * “They [ISIS] cut his stomach open and shot him before leaving him hanging, crucified.”

        * ISIS planted explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated when children picked them up; they killed families.

        * One Iraqi Christian man from Qaraqosh, who survived ISIS, said: “Obama has never helped the Christians. In fact, he despises them. In the last 26 months, he has shown he despises all of them. But we have hope in the new president, Trump.”

        * “Here, where we have been accommodated presently, we are exposed to the same kinds of threats as before, this time at the hand of Afghan Muslims, and we fear for our lives… The Afghan refugees… call us Iranian Christians ‘apostates’ and ‘infidels’ because of our decision to leave Islam and consider the shedding of our blood as legitimate (or even necessary).” — Iranian refugee, Germany.

        * “I said… ‘I’m in Europe, I’m free, I’m in a free country.’ They said, ‘No, you are not free, you are in the Jungle. The Jungle has Kurdish rule here – leave this camp.’ The smugglers were from inside the camp, and were Kurdish. They said to me, ‘We will tell the Algerians and Moroccans to kill you.'” — Kurdish church leader in a refugee center, France.

        ———————–

        Reports of Christian life under the Islamic State (ISIS) continued throughout November. Many of these came from the ancient Christian towns surrounding Mosul, such as Batnaya and Qaraqosh, conquered by ISIS in August, 2014, and liberated in late October, 2016.

        One Christian man, Esam, from Qaraqosh, related what ISIS did after his sister’s husband refused to convert to Islam: “He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They [ISIS] told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus.” The Islamic militants tortured his brother-in-law from 6 in the evening until 11: “[T]hey cut his stomach open and shot him before leaving him hanging, crucified.” Two other members of Esam’s family, a Christian couple, were abducted and separated by ISIS. To this day, the husband does not know where his wife is; he only knows that she was turned into a concubine, a sex-slave.

        Karlus, a 29-year-old Christian, told how ISIS members broke into his elderly father’s home in Batnaya and began to destroy crosses and tear up a picture of Christ. When Karlus tried to stop them, he was taken and tortured: they “hung him from the ceiling of the jail he was held in, by a rope attached to his left foot. As blood poured from his foot, they beat and kicked him, rubbing salt into his wounds. He was sexually abused in prison by three women wearing niqabs [black veils]. He was told he would be shot dead,” said the report. Seven weeks later he was released.

        Another handful of Christians told how they “were threatened, forced to spit on a crucifix or convert to Islam,” but they “miraculously survived more than two years under Islamic State group rule.”

        Ismail, another young Christian from Qaraqosh told how he was forced at gunpoint to convert to Islam two years ago, when he was 14:

        “They told me to say ‘there’s no God but Allah’ and you’ll become a Muslim. I said, ‘There’s no God but Jesus’ so he slapped me. I was still young. He slapped me and pointed the gun at my head. He told my mum, ‘If you don’t convert to Islam we will kill your son.'”

        Before being driven out of these now-liberated Christian towns around Mosul, ISIS planted explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated when children picked them up, “killing unsuspecting families.”

        Those who survived ISIS, accused former U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama of doing nothing when Iraq’s largest Christian city, Qaraqosh, fell to the Islamic terrorists more than two years ago, when its Christian population was over 50,000. One man said, “Obama has never helped the Christians. In fact, he despises them. In the last 26 months, he has shown he despises all of them. But we have hope in the new president, Trump.” A Catholic priest said: “The US government led by President Obama could have protected us – or at least helped us to protect ourselves. But unfortunately Obama abandoned us.” A young girl wearing a cross added: “We hope this new guy called Trump will help us more than Obama did.”

        The rest of the month of November’s worldwide Muslim persecution of Christians includes, but is not limited to, the following:

      • James Wherry

        Here’s what “tapatio” doesn’t want you to see. . .

        “If You Love Jesus, Then Die Like Jesus!”
        “Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2016”
        by Raymond Ibrahim
        February 5, 2017 at 4:30 am

        https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9875/muslim-persecution-christians-november

        ———

        * “They [ISIS] cut his stomach open and shot him before leaving him hanging, crucified.”

        * ISIS planted explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated when children picked them up; they killed families.

        * One Iraqi Christian man from Qaraqosh, who survived ISIS, said: “Obama has never helped the Christians. In fact, he despises them. In the last 26 months, he has shown he despises all of them. But we have hope in the new president, Trump.”

        * “Here, where we have been accommodated presently, we are exposed to the same kinds of threats as before, this time at the hand of Afghan Muslims, and we fear for our lives… The Afghan refugees… call us Iranian Christians ‘apostates’ and ‘infidels’ because of our decision to leave Islam and consider the shedding of our blood as legitimate (or even necessary).” — Iranian refugee, Germany.

        * “I said… ‘I’m in Europe, I’m free, I’m in a free country.’ They said, ‘No, you are not free, you are in the Jungle. The Jungle has Kurdish rule here – leave this camp.’ The smugglers were from inside the camp, and were Kurdish. They said to me, ‘We will tell the Algerians and Moroccans to kill you.'” — Kurdish church leader in a refugee center, France.

        ———————–

        Reports of Christian life under the Islamic State (ISIS) continued throughout November. Many of these came from the ancient Christian towns surrounding Mosul, such as Batnaya and Qaraqosh, conquered by ISIS in August, 2014, and liberated in late October, 2016.

        One Christian man, Esam, from Qaraqosh, related what ISIS did after his sister’s husband refused to convert to Islam: “He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They [ISIS] told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus.” The Islamic militants tortured his brother-in-law from 6 in the evening until 11: “[T]hey cut his stomach open and shot him before leaving him hanging, crucified.” Two other members of Esam’s family, a Christian couple, were abducted and separated by ISIS. To this day, the husband does not know where his wife is; he only knows that she was turned into a concubine, a sex-slave.

        Karlus, a 29-year-old Christian, told how ISIS members broke into his elderly father’s home in Batnaya and began to destroy crosses and tear up a picture of Christ. When Karlus tried to stop them, he was taken and tortured: they “hung him from the ceiling of the jail he was held in, by a rope attached to his left foot. As blood poured from his foot, they beat and kicked him, rubbing salt into his wounds. He was sexually abused in prison by three women wearing niqabs [black veils]. He was told he would be shot dead,” said the report. Seven weeks later he was released.

        Another handful of Christians told how they “were threatened, forced to spit on a crucifix or convert to Islam,” but they “miraculously survived more than two years under Islamic State group rule.”

        Ismail, another young Christian from Qaraqosh told how he was forced at gunpoint to convert to Islam two years ago, when he was 14:

        “They told me to say ‘there’s no God but Allah’ and you’ll become a Muslim. I said, ‘There’s no God but Jesus’ so he slapped me. I was still young. He slapped me and pointed the gun at my head. He told my mum, ‘If you don’t convert to Islam we will kill your son.'”

        Before being driven out of these now-liberated Christian towns around Mosul, ISIS planted explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated when children picked them up, “killing unsuspecting families.”

        Those who survived ISIS, accused former U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama of doing nothing when Iraq’s largest Christian city, Qaraqosh, fell to the Islamic terrorists more than two years ago, when its Christian population was over 50,000. One man said, “Obama has never helped the Christians. In fact, he despises them. In the last 26 months, he has shown he despises all of them. But we have hope in the new president, Trump.” A Catholic priest said: “The US government led by President Obama could have protected us – or at least helped us to protect ourselves. But unfortunately Obama abandoned us.” A young girl wearing a cross added: “We hope this new guy called Trump will help us more than Obama did.”

        The rest of the month of November’s worldwide Muslim persecution of Christians includes, but is not limited to, the following:

        • tapatio

          Gatestone Institute” is a Zionist propaganda front. Its “board of governors” is below…….

          The Viscountess Bearsted………wife of Jewish “peer”, whose position was purchased by his grandfather in 1925.
          Baroness Caroline Cox……..ultra right-wing Islamophobe – another British “peer”, whose title was purchased
          Alan Dershowitz……….the top Zionist propagandist and anti-Muslim hate monger in America
          The Lord Finkelstein OBE…….Extreme right-wing Jew in the UK
          Jack Fowler……….publisher off the right-wing National Review
          Robert Immerman……on boards of several right-wing groups
          Lawrence Kadish………..Jewish real estate promoter – involved in numerous financial scandals
          Ingeborg Rennert……….wife of Jewish junk bond speculator Ira Rennert
          Rebecca Sugar………Jewish pornographic cartoonist
          Merryl Tisch…….Jewish wife of Loews Corporation heir

          • James Wherry

            Thank GOD that we have groups like Gatestone Institute to expose violence against Christians – a moment ago, “tapatio” wanted to try and pretend that he CARED about violence against Christians – now he’s condemning those who expose it – like the LIAR HE IS.

            You might talk to the MUSLIM members of Gatestone Institute, before you try and deceive your readers, “tapatio.”

            “In a 2012 article in the progressive weekly The Nation, Max Blumenthal criticized The Gatestone Institute’s founding president Nina Rosenwald for raising money for politician Geert Wilders, think tank Center for Security Policy, and writer Daniel Pipes. In this article he quoted Center for American Progress’ report which claims that Rosenwald and her family have donated more than $2.8 million since 2000 to “organisations that fan the flames of Islamophobia”.[6]

            “Muslim members of Gatestone Institute defended Nina Rosenwald, from criticism by CAIR that she donated to “groups that exist to make people fear and hate Islam”. Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, said, “It goes without saying, but to those who may not know Nina, and having known her now for many years, it is clear to me that she has the highest respect for Muslims who love their faith, love God, and take seriously our Islamic responsibility to defeat the global jihad and its Islamist inspiration.” In response to anti-Muslim allegations made by the Council on American–Islamic Relations toward Rosenwald, writer and film maker Raheel Raza said, “If Muslims guided by CAIR could take the time to read and reflect on efforts of people like Nina, they would broaden their horizons and gain a lot of insights into the betterment of Muslims.”[29]” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatestone_Institute

            • tapatio

              “Gatestone Institute” is a Zionist propaganda front. Its “board of governors” is below…….

              The Viscountess Bearsted………wife of Jewish “peer”, whose position was purchased by his grandfather in 1925.
              Baroness Caroline Cox……..ultra right-wing Islamophobe – another British “peer”, whose title was purchased
              Alan Dershowitz……….the top Zionist propagandist and anti-Muslim hate monger in America
              The Lord Finkelstein OBE…….Extreme right-wing Jew in the UK
              Jack Fowler……….publisher off the right-wing National Review
              Robert Immerman……on boards of several right-wing groups
              Lawrence Kadish………..Jewish real estate promoter – involved in numerous financial scandals
              Ingeborg Rennert……….wife of Jewish junk bond speculator Ira Rennert
              Rebecca Sugar………Jewish pornographic cartoonist
              Merryl Tisch…….Jewish wife of Loews Corporation heir

        • James Wherry

          [The article continues in what tapatio does not want you to see: ]

          Muslim Attacks on (and because of) Christian Churches

          Indonesia: While dressed in a T-shirt with the word “jihad” emblazoned on it, a man named Jo Bin Muhammad firebombed a church in Samarida. As he walked by the church while in session, he hurled a Molotov cocktail at it, setting the building on fire. A two-year-old girl died of her burns; three other children were injured. A church member described the incident: “Suddenly, at about 10:00 in the morning, we heard [an] explosion from outside. People were running out using the front and back door of the church. Women were crying and terrified. We saw four children were burned—injured badly—while one was only lightly injured.”

          Philippines: An improvised bomb was remotely detonated outside a Catholic church in Mindanao as churchgoers were leaving after early morning mass on Sunday, November 27. Although the bomb was designed for maximum damage, a car parked between the entrance of the church and the bomb deflected much of the explosion. Two people were injured. According to the local archbishop, the incident is “an attack on freedom of religion and freedom to worship.” He added that the bombing of the Our Lady of Hope Church “at the end of our 5:30 a.m. 1st Sunday of Advent mass is pure terrorism, made worse because of the sacredness of the place, the sacredness of the day, and the sacredness of the event that had just taken place.”

          Egypt: Soon after rumors began to circulate that the Christians of Sohag were attempting to build a church, leaflets were distributed calling on local Muslims to attack the “infidels.” Two days later, on November 25, after Muslim prayers, “a great deal of fanatic Muslim young men, some of them were carrying gas canisters and rocks while others came armed with automatic rifles, clubs, machetes and knives, they attacked Copts and Coptic-owned houses,” reported Samir Nashed, a Christian resident. The Muslims burned and plundered 11 Christian homes, cut off water and power supplies to the village, and blockaded the roads so that fire trucks could not enter and the damage to Christian properties would be complete. Four Christians were also beaten and injured.

          Bangladesh: At least 20 men looted the Catholic church near Dhaka, in the Muslim-majority nation. On Saturday night, November 26, the knife-wielding invaders broke into the enclosure and tied up the guards and pastor, Fr. Vincent Bimal Rozario. “The thieves warned me to remain silent,” he said. “They wanted to kill me with sharp weapons. They asked me where the money and valuables were. I was forced to tell them.” They then raided the church, seizing a camera, laptop, money dedicated to repairing tombs, and other goods valued at about $1,300. The church enclosure has been attacked at least two times before, including in 2014 when two Christian nuns were raped and beaten.

          A separate report published in November found that Christians and other religious minority groups in Bangladesh have been experiencing persecution “almost daily” at the hands of both professional Islamic terrorist groups and their own Muslim neighbors for the past three years.

          • James Wherry

            [And it continues in MORE of what tapatio doesn’t want you to know.]:

            Muslim Slaughter of Christians

            Nigeria: Muslim herdsmen slaughtered 45 Christians in coordinated attacks targeting five Christian-majority villages. “Most of the victims in the latest atrocities were women, children and elderly people, who could not escape the gunfire of the attackers. More than 120 buildings, including eight churches, were also razed to the ground,” the report said.

            Separately, a Christian pastor and eight others were killed in a suicide attack that targeted a refugee center. The female suicide attackers were sent by the Islamic group, Boko Haram; they may have been among the many Nigerian girls kidnapped, raped, and indoctrinated into believing that death in jihad is their only salvation. Aid workers who visited these refugee camps described them: “Life has become he!! for the more than 3,000 people living here… Already people are resorting to eating leaves. Children are dying of hunger. If nothing is done for these people, this will lead to a huge tragedy. People cannot go home because Boko Haram is constantly regrouping and continuing attacks.”

            France: A masked man carrying a knife and sawed off gun invaded a missionary retirement home in Montpellier that houses 60 retired missionaries, as well as several nuns, and repeatedly stabbed an elderly French woman to death. “The attack has echoes of the murder of Catholic priest Jacques Hamel, stabbed at the altar of his church in July. However, officials are keeping an open mind about the crime,” noted the report. An older report from January 2015 describes the region around Montpellier, near where the attack occurred, as “a centre of jihadist recruitment.”

            Egypt: After 54-year-old Magdy Makeen, a poor Christian villager who provided for his family by selling fish, accidentally hit a police car with his horse-drawn cart, angry officers arrested and took him to prison, where they tortured and eventually killed him. As happens whenever authorities kill arrested Christians, they offered the slain man’s family an implausible story concerning how he died, in which police were exonerated of any wrongdoing. But before authorities could bury the body, family members saw many bruises and other signs of violence on it.

      • James Wherry

        For those of you unaware, Christians are persecuted in Iran. https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/iran/

      • tapatio

        CHRISTIANS ARE MOST ABUSED IN SAUDI ARABIA, ISRAEL AND PAKISTAN IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IN OTHER MUSLIM COUNTRIES, CHRISTIANS AND ANY OTHER RELIGION CAN OPENLY PRACTICE THEIR BELIEFS. THE MAIN RESTRICTION ON ALL OTHER RELIGIONS IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES IS THAT THOSE RELIGIONS MAY NOT BE PROMOTED.

        IN THE UNITED STATES, THE ISLAMOPHOBIA INDUSTRY IS PRIMARILY CONTROLLED BY ZIONISTS, THROUGH THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA (95% of which is Jewish owned)

      • tapatio

        For those who are unaware, James Wherry (whose comments/lies are below) is the “resident” Zionist troll on Mint Press. His function is to denigrate the articles here and attack anyone who tells the truth about US Imperialism, Zionism, Judaism or its gods in the Rothschild-Bilderberg Predatory Empire.

        Mr Wherry is a former major in the US Army who was employed in “Civil Affairs”, the organization that involved in “enhanced” techniques to render populations docile and obedient to whatever puppet the Empire placed over them. He has bragged on Mint Press about helping to train the state terrorists of Uganda.

        Mr. Wherry is also what is called a “gay” chickenhawk – older men who prey on young boys.. It’s actually a sub-species of ped0phile – too cowardly to actually run the risk of attacking children and turns their attention to barely legal young men. In Mr Wherry’s case, he obtained a young Filipino boy through a web site that handles such transactions, brought the boy to the US and “married” him. Presumably, the boy’s birth certificate is authentic (difficult to know in a country like the Philippines, where any official document is available for under $100). At any event, Mr Wherry appears to be a very, very dissipated 50-something and the boy looks like he should be in junior high school.

        I know this because James Wherry trolled me for some months, on this site, until I became sufficiently irritated. He was stupid enough to use his real name and a traceable photo, making it easy to investigate him and do a background check.

        ANY CREATURE THAT WOULD MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT HAS A VERY DISEASED MIND…………………..

        “”I’m very happy about it,” James Wherry said. “Marriage is the bedrock of our society. I hope that same-sex couples can rejuvenate and revitalize marriage and give it the respect it is due.””

        https://www.facebook.com/james.wherry.39

        http://wrbl.com/2015/06/27/local-reaction-to-scotus-decision/

        http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29462263.html

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtrbvD22CEQ

        Anyone wishing to chat with James Wherry on the subjects of Jew crimes, Jews defrauding of America and war crime involvement by US Army “Civil Affairs” could do so at this address…………….
        JAMES WHERRY
        6300 MILGEN RD, APT 1403
        COLUMBUS, GA 31907
        (Wherry claims to have moved from the above address)
        OR AT
        6450 Way Ave Bldg 2839 • Fort Benning, GA 31905
        (Fort Benning is home of School of the Americas. Wherry has claimed that he has never worked at Fort Benning – he lied)

        I’m sure Wherry would also love to show how to buy boy s-x slaves from third world countries and show the one he brought home from the Philippines

      • James Wherry

        Wouldn’t it be interesting, if Muslims in this country were treated like Christians are treated in Muslim countries!

        “If You Love Jesus, Then Die Like Jesus!”
        “Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2016”
        by Raymond Ibrahim
        February 5, 2017 at 4:30 am

        https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9875/muslim-persecution-christians-november

        ———

        * “They [ISIS] cut his stomach open and shot him before leaving him hanging, crucified.”

        * ISIS planted explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated when children picked them up; they killed families.

        * One Iraqi Christian man from Qaraqosh, who survived ISIS, said: “Obama has never helped the Christians. In fact, he despises them. In the last 26 months, he has shown he despises all of them. But we have hope in the new president, Trump.”

        * “Here, where we have been accommodated presently, we are exposed to the same kinds of threats as before, this time at the hand of Afghan Muslims, and we fear for our lives… The Afghan refugees… call us Iranian Christians ‘apostates’ and ‘infidels’ because of our decision to leave Islam and consider the shedding of our blood as legitimate (or even necessary).” — Iranian refugee, Germany.

        * “I said… ‘I’m in Europe, I’m free, I’m in a free country.’ They said, ‘No, you are not free, you are in the Jungle. The Jungle has Kurdish rule here – leave this camp.’ The smugglers were from inside the camp, and were Kurdish. They said to me, ‘We will tell the Algerians and Moroccans to kill you.'” — Kurdish church leader in a refugee center, France.

        ———————–

        Reports of Christian life under the Islamic State (ISIS) continued throughout November. Many of these came from the ancient Christian towns surrounding Mosul, such as Batnaya and Qaraqosh, conquered by ISIS in August, 2014, and liberated in late October, 2016.

        One Christian man, Esam, from Qaraqosh, related what ISIS did after his sister’s husband refused to convert to Islam: “He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They [ISIS] told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus.” The Islamic militants tortured his brother-in-law from 6 in the evening until 11: “[T]hey cut his stomach open and shot him before leaving him hanging, crucified.” Two other members of Esam’s family, a Christian couple, were abducted and separated by ISIS. To this day, the husband does not know where his wife is; he only knows that she was turned into a concubine, a sex-slave.

        Karlus, a 29-year-old Christian, told how ISIS members broke into his elderly father’s home in Batnaya and began to destroy crosses and tear up a picture of Christ. When Karlus tried to stop them, he was taken and tortured: they “hung him from the ceiling of the jail he was held in, by a rope attached to his left foot. As blood poured from his foot, they beat and kicked him, rubbing salt into his wounds. He was sexually abused in prison by three women wearing niqabs [black veils]. He was told he would be shot dead,” said the report. Seven weeks later he was released.

        Another handful of Christians told how they “were threatened, forced to spit on a crucifix or convert to Islam,” but they “miraculously survived more than two years under Islamic State group rule.”

        Ismail, another young Christian from Qaraqosh told how he was forced at gunpoint to convert to Islam two years ago, when he was 14:

        “They told me to say ‘there’s no God but Allah’ and you’ll become a Muslim. I said, ‘There’s no God but Jesus’ so he slapped me. I was still young. He slapped me and pointed the gun at my head. He told my mum, ‘If you don’t convert to Islam we will kill your son.'”

        Before being driven out of these now-liberated Christian towns around Mosul, ISIS planted explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated when children picked them up, “killing unsuspecting families.”

        Those who survived ISIS, accused former U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama of doing nothing when Iraq’s largest Christian city, Qaraqosh, fell to the Islamic terrorists more than two years ago, when its Christian population was over 50,000. One man said, “Obama has never helped the Christians. In fact, he despises them. In the last 26 months, he has shown he despises all of them. But we have hope in the new president, Trump.” A Catholic priest said: “The US government led by President Obama could have protected us – or at least helped us to protect ourselves. But unfortunately Obama abandoned us.” A young girl wearing a cross added: “We hope this new guy called Trump will help us more than Obama did.”

        The rest of the month of November’s worldwide Muslim persecution of Christians includes, but is not limited to, the following:

        • James Wherry

          [The article continues: ]

          Muslim Attacks on (and because of) Christian Churches

          Indonesia: While dressed in a T-shirt with the word “jihad” emblazoned on it, a man named Jo Bin Muhammad firebombed a church in Samarida. As he walked by the church while in session, he hurled a Molotov cocktail at it, setting the building on fire. A two-year-old girl died of her burns; three other children were injured. A church member described the incident: “Suddenly, at about 10:00 in the morning, we heard [an] explosion from outside. People were running out using the front and back door of the church. Women were crying and terrified. We saw four children were burned—injured badly—while one was only lightly injured.”

          Philippines: An improvised bomb was remotely detonated outside a Catholic church in Mindanao as churchgoers were leaving after early morning mass on Sunday, November 27. Although the bomb was designed for maximum damage, a car parked between the entrance of the church and the bomb deflected much of the explosion. Two people were injured. According to the local archbishop, the incident is “an attack on freedom of religion and freedom to worship.” He added that the bombing of the Our Lady of Hope Church “at the end of our 5:30 a.m. 1st Sunday of Advent mass is pure terrorism, made worse because of the sacredness of the place, the sacredness of the day, and the sacredness of the event that had just taken place.”

          Egypt: Soon after rumors began to circulate that the Christians of Sohag were attempting to build a church, leaflets were distributed calling on local Muslims to attack the “infidels.” Two days later, on November 25, after Muslim prayers, “a great deal of fanatic Muslim young men, some of them were carrying gas canisters and rocks while others came armed with automatic rifles, clubs, machetes and knives, they attacked Copts and Coptic-owned houses,” reported Samir Nashed, a Christian resident. The Muslims burned and plundered 11 Christian homes, cut off water and power supplies to the village, and blockaded the roads so that fire trucks could not enter and the damage to Christian properties would be complete. Four Christians were also beaten and injured.

          Bangladesh: At least 20 men looted the Catholic church near Dhaka, in the Muslim-majority nation. On Saturday night, November 26, the knife-wielding invaders broke into the enclosure and tied up the guards and pastor, Fr. Vincent Bimal Rozario. “The thieves warned me to remain silent,” he said. “They wanted to kill me with sharp weapons. They asked me where the money and valuables were. I was forced to tell them.” They then raided the church, seizing a camera, laptop, money dedicated to repairing tombs, and other goods valued at about $1,300. The church enclosure has been attacked at least two times before, including in 2014 when two Christian nuns were raped and beaten.

          A separate report published in November found that Christians and other religious minority groups in Bangladesh have been experiencing persecution “almost daily” at the hands of both professional Islamic terrorist groups and their own Muslim neighbors for the past three years.

          • James Wherry

            [And it continues]:

            Muslim Slaughter of Christians

            Nigeria: Muslim herdsmen slaughtered 45 Christians in coordinated attacks targeting five Christian-majority villages. “Most of the victims in the latest atrocities were women, children and elderly people, who could not escape the gunfire of the attackers. More than 120 buildings, including eight churches, were also razed to the ground,” the report said.

            Separately, a Christian pastor and eight others were killed in a suicide attack that targeted a refugee center. The female suicide attackers were sent by the Islamic group, Boko Haram; they may have been among the many Nigerian girls kidnapped, raped, and indoctrinated into believing that death in jihad is their only salvation. Aid workers who visited these refugee camps described them: “Life has become he!! for the more than 3,000 people living here… Already people are resorting to eating leaves. Children are dying of hunger. If nothing is done for these people, this will lead to a huge tragedy. People cannot go home because Boko Haram is constantly regrouping and continuing attacks.”

            France: A masked man carrying a knife and sawed off gun invaded a missionary retirement home in Montpellier that houses 60 retired missionaries, as well as several nuns, and repeatedly stabbed an elderly French woman to death. “The attack has echoes of the murder of Catholic priest Jacques Hamel, stabbed at the altar of his church in July. However, officials are keeping an open mind about the crime,” noted the report. An older report from January 2015 describes the region around Montpellier, near where the attack occurred, as “a centre of jihadist recruitment.”

            Egypt: After 54-year-old Magdy Makeen, a poor Christian villager who provided for his family by selling fish, accidentally hit a police car with his horse-drawn cart, angry officers arrested and took him to prison, where they tortured and eventually killed him. As happens whenever authorities kill arrested Christians, they offered the slain man’s family an implausible story concerning how he died, in which police were exonerated of any wrongdoing. But before authorities could bury the body, family members saw many bruises and other signs of violence on it.

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        For those who are unaware, James Wherry is the “resident” Zionist troll on Mint Press. His function is to denigrate the articles here and attack anyone who tells the truth about US Imperialism, Zionism, Judaism or its gods – the Rothschild-Bilderberg Predatory Empire.

        Mr Wherry is a former major in the US Army who was employed in “Civil Affairs”, the organization that involved in “enhanced” techniques to render populations docile and obedient to whatever puppet the Empire placed over them. He has bragged on Mint Press about helping to train the state terrorists of Uganda.

        Mr. Wherry is also what is called a “gay” chickenhawk – older men who prey on young boys.. It’s actually a sub-species of ped0phile – too cowardly to actually run the risk of attacking children and turns their attention to barely legal young men. In Mr Wherry’s case, he obtained a young Filipino boy through a web site that handles such transactions, brought the boy to the US and “married” him. Presumably, the boy’s birth certificate is authentic (difficult to know in a country like the Philippines, where any official document is available for under $100). At any event, Mr Wherry appears to be a very, very dissipated 50-something and the boy looks like he should be in junior high school.

        I know this because James Wherry trolled me for some months, on this site, until I became sufficiently irritated. He was stupid enough to use his real name and a traceable photo, making it easy to investigate him and do a background check.

        ANY CREATURE THAT WOULD MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT HAS A VERY DISEASED MIND…………………..

        “”I’m very happy about it,” James Wherry said. “Marriage is the bedrock of our society. I hope that same-sex couples can rejuvenate and revitalize marriage and give it the respect it is due.””

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        Anyone wishing to chat with James Wherry on the subjects of Jew crimes, Jews defrauding of America and war crime involvement by US Army “Civil Affairs” could do so at this address…………….
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        (Fort Benning is home of School of the Americas. Wherry has claimed that he has never worked at Fort Benning – he lied)

        I’m sure Wherry would also love to show how to buy boy s-x slaves from third world countries and show the one he brought home from the Philippines
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        Imagine if Muslims in this country were treated like Christians are treated in Muslim countries!

        “If You Love Jesus, Then Die Like Jesus!”
        “Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2016”
        by Raymond Ibrahim
        February 5, 2017 at 4:30 am

        https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9875/muslim-persecution-christians-november

        ———

        * “They [ISIS] cut his stomach open and shot him before leaving him hanging, crucified.”

        * ISIS planted explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated when children picked them up; they killed families.

        * One Iraqi Christian man from Qaraqosh, who survived ISIS, said: “Obama has never helped the Christians. In fact, he despises them. In the last 26 months, he has shown he despises all of them. But we have hope in the new president, Trump.”

        * “Here, where we have been accommodated presently, we are exposed to the same kinds of threats as before, this time at the hand of Afghan Muslims, and we fear for our lives… The Afghan refugees… call us Iranian Christians ‘apostates’ and ‘infidels’ because of our decision to leave Islam and consider the shedding of our blood as legitimate (or even necessary).” — Iranian refugee, Germany.

        * “I said… ‘I’m in Europe, I’m free, I’m in a free country.’ They said, ‘No, you are not free, you are in the Jungle. The Jungle has Kurdish rule here – leave this camp.’ The smugglers were from inside the camp, and were Kurdish. They said to me, ‘We will tell the Algerians and Moroccans to kill you.'” — Kurdish church leader in a refugee center, France.

        ———————–

        Reports of Christian life under the Islamic State (ISIS) continued throughout November. Many of these came from the ancient Christian towns surrounding Mosul, such as Batnaya and Qaraqosh, conquered by ISIS in August, 2014, and liberated in late October, 2016.

        One Christian man, Esam, from Qaraqosh, related what ISIS did after his sister’s husband refused to convert to Islam: “He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They [ISIS] told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus.” The Islamic militants tortured his brother-in-law from 6 in the evening until 11: “[T]hey cut his stomach open and shot him before leaving him hanging, crucified.” Two other members of Esam’s family, a Christian couple, were abducted and separated by ISIS. To this day, the husband does not know where his wife is; he only knows that she was turned into a concubine, a sex-slave.

        Karlus, a 29-year-old Christian, told how ISIS members broke into his elderly father’s home in Batnaya and began to destroy crosses and tear up a picture of Christ. When Karlus tried to stop them, he was taken and tortured: they “hung him from the ceiling of the jail he was held in, by a rope attached to his left foot. As blood poured from his foot, they beat and kicked him, rubbing salt into his wounds. He was sexually abused in prison by three women wearing niqabs [black veils]. He was told he would be shot dead,” said the report. Seven weeks later he was released.

        Another handful of Christians told how they “were threatened, forced to spit on a crucifix or convert to Islam,” but they “miraculously survived more than two years under Islamic State group rule.”

        Ismail, another young Christian from Qaraqosh told how he was forced at gunpoint to convert to Islam two years ago, when he was 14:

        “They told me to say ‘there’s no God but Allah’ and you’ll become a Muslim. I said, ‘There’s no God but Jesus’ so he slapped me. I was still young. He slapped me and pointed the gun at my head. He told my mum, ‘If you don’t convert to Islam we will kill your son.'”

        Before being driven out of these now-liberated Christian towns around Mosul, ISIS planted explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated when children picked them up, “killing unsuspecting families.”

        Those who survived ISIS, accused former U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama of doing nothing when Iraq’s largest Christian city, Qaraqosh, fell to the Islamic terrorists more than two years ago, when its Christian population was over 50,000. One man said, “Obama has never helped the Christians. In fact, he despises them. In the last 26 months, he has shown he despises all of them. But we have hope in the new president, Trump.” A Catholic priest said: “The US government led by President Obama could have protected us – or at least helped us to protect ourselves. But unfortunately Obama abandoned us.” A young girl wearing a cross added: “We hope this new guy called Trump will help us more than Obama did.”

        The rest of the month of November’s worldwide Muslim persecution of Christians includes, but is not limited to, the following:

        • James Wherry

          [The article continues: ]

          Muslim Attacks on (and because of) Christian Churches

          Indonesia: While dressed in a T-shirt with the word “jihad” emblazoned on it, a man named Jo Bin Muhammad firebombed a church in Samarida. As he walked by the church while in session, he hurled a Molotov cocktail at it, setting the building on fire. A two-year-old girl died of her burns; three other children were injured. A church member described the incident: “Suddenly, at about 10:00 in the morning, we heard [an] explosion from outside. People were running out using the front and back door of the church. Women were crying and terrified. We saw four children were burned—injured badly—while one was only lightly injured.”

          Philippines: An improvised bomb was remotely detonated outside a Catholic church in Mindanao as churchgoers were leaving after early morning mass on Sunday, November 27. Although the bomb was designed for maximum damage, a car parked between the entrance of the church and the bomb deflected much of the explosion. Two people were injured. According to the local archbishop, the incident is “an attack on freedom of religion and freedom to worship.” He added that the bombing of the Our Lady of Hope Church “at the end of our 5:30 a.m. 1st Sunday of Advent mass is pure terrorism, made worse because of the sacredness of the place, the sacredness of the day, and the sacredness of the event that had just taken place.”

          Egypt: Soon after rumors began to circulate that the Christians of Sohag were attempting to build a church, leaflets were distributed calling on local Muslims to attack the “infidels.” Two days later, on November 25, after Muslim prayers, “a great deal of fanatic Muslim young men, some of them were carrying gas canisters and rocks while others came armed with automatic rifles, clubs, machetes and knives, they attacked Copts and Coptic-owned houses,” reported Samir Nashed, a Christian resident. The Muslims burned and plundered 11 Christian homes, cut off water and power supplies to the village, and blockaded the roads so that fire trucks could not enter and the damage to Christian properties would be complete. Four Christians were also beaten and injured.

          Bangladesh: At least 20 men looted the Catholic church near Dhaka, in the Muslim-majority nation. On Saturday night, November 26, the knife-wielding invaders broke into the enclosure and tied up the guards and pastor, Fr. Vincent Bimal Rozario. “The thieves warned me to remain silent,” he said. “They wanted to kill me with sharp weapons. They asked me where the money and valuables were. I was forced to tell them.” They then raided the church, seizing a camera, laptop, money dedicated to repairing tombs, and other goods valued at about $1,300. The church enclosure has been attacked at least two times before, including in 2014 when two Christian nuns were raped and beaten.

          A separate report published in November found that Christians and other religious minority groups in Bangladesh have been experiencing persecution “almost daily” at the hands of both professional Islamic terrorist groups and their own Muslim neighbors for the past three years.

          • James Wherry

            [And it continues]:

            Muslim Slaughter of Christians

            Nigeria: Muslim herdsmen slaughtered 45 Christians in coordinated attacks targeting five Christian-majority villages. “Most of the victims in the latest atrocities were women, children and elderly people, who could not escape the gunfire of the attackers. More than 120 buildings, including eight churches, were also razed to the ground,” the report said.

            Separately, a Christian pastor and eight others were killed in a suicide attack that targeted a refugee center. The female suicide attackers were sent by the Islamic group, Boko Haram; they may have been among the many Nigerian girls kidnapped, raped, and indoctrinated into believing that death in jihad is their only salvation. Aid workers who visited these refugee camps described them: “Life has become he!! for the more than 3,000 people living here… Already people are resorting to eating leaves. Children are dying of hunger. If nothing is done for these people, this will lead to a huge tragedy. People cannot go home because Boko Haram is constantly regrouping and continuing attacks.”

            France: A masked man carrying a knife and sawed off gun invaded a missionary retirement home in Montpellier that houses 60 retired missionaries, as well as several nuns, and repeatedly stabbed an elderly French woman to death. “The attack has echoes of the murder of Catholic priest Jacques Hamel, stabbed at the altar of his church in July. However, officials are keeping an open mind about the crime,” noted the report. An older report from January 2015 describes the region around Montpellier, near where the attack occurred, as “a centre of jihadist recruitment.”

            Egypt: After 54-year-old Magdy Makeen, a poor Christian villager who provided for his family by selling fish, accidentally hit a police car with his horse-drawn cart, angry officers arrested and took him to prison, where they tortured and eventually killed him. As happens whenever authorities kill arrested Christians, they offered the slain man’s family an implausible story concerning how he died, in which police were exonerated of any wrongdoing. But before authorities could bury the body, family members saw many bruises and other signs of violence on it.

            • James Wherry

              [And continues, sadlly. . . ]:

              Muslim Attacks on Christian Freedom:
              No to Apostasy, Blasphemy, and Evangelism

              Liberia: After converting from Islam to Christianity, 17 young people were persecuted by their Muslim families. “They have been threatened, beaten and ordered to stop attending church and listening to Christian music, and many have fled to nearby villages for safety,” said the report. “The young believers placed their faith in Christ after hearing the Gospel from visiting Christian pastors, who also gave each of them a pocket-sized Bible. Although they were initially afraid to listen to the pastors for fear of persecution, they continued visiting with them and other believers at night. Eventually, the new Christians’ relatives noticed they had stopped attending the mosque and learned of their conversion to Christianity.”

              Uganda: After two boys, aged 16 and 17, converted from Islam to Christianity, their parents declared them apostates deserving of death. When they ran for their lives, the home of a Christian man who gave them refuge was torched and gutted by Muslims. The man remains in fear for his life; the arsonists left leaflets promising more attacks: “Be informed that we are not yet finished with you. Expect more, worse things are on the way.” Now he, too, and his family are on the run.

              Europe: Christians, especially Muslim converts to Christianity, in refugee camps with Muslims throughout Europe continue to be persecuted. In the words of Iranians living in a refugee center in Germany:

              We, the Iranian refugees based in the city of Rotenburg, have fled from the Islamic Republic of Iran because we have been accused of being Christians and, therefore, have repeatedly been threatened by torture, imprisonment and the death penalty. Here, where we have been accommodated presently, we are exposed to the same kinds of threats as before, this time at the hand of Afghan Muslims, and we fear for our lives… The Afghan refugees…call us Iranian Christians ‘apostates’ and ‘infidels’ because of our decision to leave Islam and consider the shedding of our blood as legitimate (or even necessary).

              Separately, a Kurdish church leader said he received death threats for having left Islam for Christianity while living in camps outside the French cities of Calais and Dunkirk. In both camps, Muslims antagonized him:

              “In Calais, the smugglers [saw] my cross [round my neck], and said: ‘You are Kurdish and you are a Christian? Shame on you.’ I said, ‘Why? I’m in Europe, I’m free, I’m in a free country.’ They said, ‘No, you are not free, you are in the Jungle. The Jungle has Kurdish rule here – leave this camp.’ The smugglers were from inside the camp, and were Kurdish. They said to me, ‘We will tell the Algerians and Moroccans to kill you.'”

              Pakistan: While he was at school, a nine-year-old Christian boy was falsely accused of burning a Koran. His mother and he were imprisoned on the charge of blasphemy. They were eventually released from prison after police found no evidence to substantiate the accusation. However, “despite their innocence, the two imprisoned Christians revealed upon their release that they were interrogated and tortured during their four days in prison, saying their interrogators tried to force them to confess to a crime they did not commit. The interrogators, however, failed to get any confession from them,” said the report.

              Separately in Pakistan—a nation where dozens of Islamic stations are free to air their programs on television, including ones that glorify jihad against “infidels”—all Christian television stations have been ordered to shut down, despite the fact, as Christian minorities point out, that article 25 of the Pakistani constitution states “all citizens are equal before law and are entitled to equal protection of the law.” “What is the future of church media in Pakistan? It is a very difficult time for us. We were just trying to reach our own community who are generally ignored by other TV channels,” Fr. Morris Jalal, founder and executive director of Catholic TV, told reporters as his team packed up their equipment.

              Ethiopia: Last October, four young Christian girls—aged 18, 15, 14, and 14—handed out a booklet entitled, “Let’s speak the truth in love.” Because it challenged Islamic accusations against Christianity, local Muslims rioted. They attacked a church and assaulted Christians. The girls were arrested and, after a brief court hearing on November 15, sentenced to a month in prison. All four girls will serve their sentence among common criminals, even though three are under 18.

              Afghanistan: A report published in November highlighted the great dangers Afghans who convert to Christianity face daily:

              “The representation of Christians in Afghanistan is so small that to be one means certain persecution. With the majority of the population Muslim, these new Christians aren’t just deciding to follow Christ. They’re abandoning an old faith and the safety that comes with it. According to the Joshua Project, 99.8 percent of the population follows Islam. Only .03 percent of the population could be described as Evangelical Christians.”

              Bob Blincoe of Frontiers USA adds, “The Islamic doctrine is clear and incontrovertible that a person who comes to [the Christian] faith and leaves Islam should be killed. This is not up for discussion in Islam.”

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                [And continues. . . .]

                Muslim Contempt for and Abuse of Christians

                Egypt: Despite the nation’s constitutional guarantee at freedom of worship, all throughout various public school districts, Christian girls who refuse to wear the Islamic veil, or hijab, and Christians of both genders who refuse to recite the Koran—including verses that directly contradict the Christian faith—are being kicked out of school. Some report being beaten before their expulsion.

                Algeria: Silmane Bouhafs, a Christian man currently carrying out a three-year prison sentence for the alleged crime of “attacking Islam,” regularly experiences persecution at the hands of the other inmates. In November, after the prisoners were shown an Islamic religious program, where the cleric incited against all non-Muslims in Algeria, the Christian argued with the other viewers on behalf of religious freedom. The inmates responded by physically assaulting him. Another prisoner intervened in time to alert the guards who broke up the attack. In a message to his daughter, the Christian says he is considered “an enemy of the Islam” and lives in daily risk.

                Morocco: A Muslim man in Casablanca tried to kill another man with a sword. The police showed initial concern—until they discovered that the victim, Saeed Zoa, was a prominent Christian who works to promote equal rights for Christians in Morocco. The police then dropped the investigation on the grounds that the Christian is a “troublemaker” who had it coming. Zoa fears that since police have publicized their indifference to his rights, he will be even more aggressively targeted.

                Algeria: When mostly Christian family members wanted to bury their 70-year-old father, also a Christian, with Christian rites—rather than Islamic death rites in which Muslims gather in the home of the deceased, imploring Allah and Muhammad to welcome their loved one—the village imam and other Muslims “threatened ostracism from the rest of the village if they did not reverse their decision, and urged the villagers to put pressure on the family,” according to a report. The Muslim sheikh added:

                “We are Muslims, and we will remain so. The funeral of our dead will be as it always was, and we will not compromise our customs and religion. If someone wants to bury his dead in our cemetery, he should do it according to our traditions.”

                Pakistan: In a nation where the most implausible accusation that a Christian offended Muhammad on social media sparks off riots as well as attacks on and arrests of Christians, Christians learned what happens when Muslims mock Jesus. In November, a number of social media posts attacking Jesus and his disciples appeared; although Christians appealed to authorities to take action against those responsible, nothing was done—even though the nation’s “blasphemy” law is written in a way that technically also protects Christianity.

                Turkey: While highlighting the persecution Christians suffer in Turkey, a report said that this persecution “is so intense that even dead Assyrians [ancient Christians] and their cemeteries cannot escape it.” The example of Miho Irak is then given: the 77-year-old Christian exile recently died in Belgium; as a paying member of the funeral fund of Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs, the government had guaranteed to transfer his body to and bury it in his ancestral homeland in Turkey. However, once officials learned that he was Christian, they immediately reneged on their pledge.

                About this Series

                While not all, or even most, Muslims are involved, persecution of Christians by Muslims is growing.

                The report posits that such Muslim persecution is not random but rather systematic, and takes place irrespective of language, ethnicity, or location.

                Raymond Ibrahim is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (published by Regnery with Gatestone Institute, April 2013).

        • Ghassan Awada

          is this your full time job to bash muslims?do you even work for a living or are you just a zionist troll who got paid for the garbage that you post.you just copy and paste all those articles to bombard the site with meaningless propaganda.what a pathetic loser.

          • James Wherry

            1. Was it “bashing” white people to point out the rise in Europe and the USA of white supremacist thinking?

            2. Below is an extensive list of abuses of Christians by Muslims. Were any of those stories untrue?

            3. Is this website simply a propaganda platform for Muslim denial or does it condemn all human rights abuses against all religions? Does that include the Ahmadiya, the Su’fi and the Ba’hai – since this website shills for Iran?

            4. To answer your question, I do not condemn Muslims. Daniel Pipes has correctly said that classical Islam was tolerant, being a minority, itself. This is the reason you find ancient Christian communities living in predominantly Muslim nations when they exist nowhere else.

            Unfortunately, Wahabi’s have spent the past 100 years spreading their extremist and isolated religious hatred around the Muslim world, along with the Sun’ni Salafi’s and the Shi’ite Elevener’s and Twelvers. The result are the reports, below.

            You might try reading the Muslim members and authors of Gatestone Institute and Middle East Review and see what the reformers are about.

          • TeeJae

            You’d be wise to ignore Wherry’s suggestions. Gatestone Institute and Middle East Review are anti-Islam propaganda outlets that spread hate and fear against Muslims.

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        • James Wherry

          Nothing you’ve posted is credible. You like Muslims because you hope they’ll kill Jews. You want them to destroy Israel because that’s the only impediment that prevents a neo-NAZ! like you from achieving “Der Final Solution.”

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            The Truth About Zionism

            Israeli Myths & Propaganda. Ilan Pappe

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIWvcBzbqVc

            Ilan Pappé (born 1954) is a Jewish-Israeli historian and socialist activist. He is a professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, director of the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies.

      • James Wherry