- The Church’s survival in parts of Africa and the Middle East are threatened by religiously motivated ethnic cleansing by extremist Islamist groups.
- The Church is being driven out of its ancient biblical heartland thanks to a massive exodus – Christianity is on course to disappear from Iraq potentially within five years.
- Totalitarian regimes such as those in China and North Korea have put Christians under pressure due to the perception that Christianity is linked to the West, seen as corrupt and exploitative by communist states.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was partly responsible for the emergence of the Islamic State militant group in the Middle East as “there are elements of truth” in the assertion that the war caused the rise of IS. . He added that the Arab Spring had also played a role in creating instability that allowed the Islamic fundamentalist militant group to flourish.
“I know what happens when good people stand by idly and silently while another group is being oppressed simply because of their religious identity, and to me personally that animates part of my response to protect Christians, protect minorities all across the globe, to protect any people who are being oppressed.” -David Saperstein, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
Everywhere that U.S. leadership helped Islamic jihadis topple secular autocrats in the name of “democracy and freedom,” indigenous Christian minorities are forced either to convert to Islam or die. The same is happening in the two other Arab nations where the U.S., under the pretext of “freedom and democracy,” overthrew the secular dictators who had long kept a lid on the jihadis: Libya and Iraq. The ongoing slaughter of Christians by the Islamic State, and the destruction of churches and antiquities, must be laid at the feet of those Western nations that, intentionally or unintentionally, paved the way for the Islamic State.
The ‘Arab Spring’ – which was initially celebrated falsely by Western leaders across the globe – has unleashed a wave of persecution against Christians across North Africa and the Middle East.
Britain and America’s controversial invasion of Iraq in 2003 unleashed a catastrophic wave of Islamist extremism which has seen minority groups persecuted and destroyed. The terrorist groups have been helped in their ideological drive to wipe Christianity off the map by the corrupt Western-backed government in Baghdad. Iraq’s Christian population was decimated – plunging from a high of more than 2 million in 2003 to just 180,000 today.
The world must act NOW: Plea to save Christians in Iraq, Syria from ISIS barbarians
“Time is running out for Christians in the region. It is 100 years since Armenian and Assyrian Christians faced genocide and since then they and other Christians have experienced increasing persecution in the region.
Now scores of Christians have already been murdered by Islamic State and thousands forced to leave ancient Christian communities in northeastern Syria and western Iraq as the extremists demand they either convert to Islam, pay an extortionate rate of tax or face execution. More than 700,000 of Syria’s population of 1.1 million Christians have already been forced to leave as IS militants expanded into the northwest of the country and it is believed there are now no more than 250,000 Christians living in Syria
“Europe is in danger of becoming infested with a lot of extremism.
“The torture, murder and persecution being carried out by ISIL in Syria and Iraq is truly shocking.
“I would pray and hope that the western world in general would be more militant and aggressive in the fight against jihadism. More pressure should be put on President Obama, the leader of the free world, to not just stamp his feet in the oval office but to put the boots on the ground.
Jihadi hate groups including Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda have filled the power vacuum left behind by the US-led invasion and have set about persecuting and slaughtering Christians. It is genocide, what’s happening to Christians there. They’ve lost identity, tradition, historical places, language and they kill them too.. At least 1,800 Christians have been brutally murdered by Islamist fanatics in Iraq since 2003, whilst 100,000 were forced to flee Mosul in one night when ISIS captured the city. The Archbishop of Aleppo, in Syria, recently warned that Christianity could be wiped out in the region in just five years if Islamist fanatics including ISIS are allowed to carry on their campaign of persecution unchecked.
Britain could do more to take in Christian refugees from the area after Church of England bishops urged the Government to accept 30,000 extra people.
Severe dangers Christians for living in Syria faced., fewer than 100,000 now remain, down from a total of 160,000.
CHRISTIANS in Syria overwhelmingly SUPPORT Vladimir Putin’s aerial bombing campaign of ISIS and rebel strongholds, “Things have begun to change since the Russians are bombing ISIS.” The bishops, priests and faithful — in Syria now feel they have hope that the problems will be sorted and the war will finish since Russia intervened and struck Daesh [ISIS] seriously, Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo called the persecution “one of the most important challenges of our 2,000 year history.”
“It is terrible for us to see all the marvellous things we had destroyed for pretend democracy and freedom. Our country was fighting for 50-60 years to become a secularist regime, a pluralistic country, to give citizens their rights of religion and freedom of choice … and you are destroying this work and pushing on us fundamental jihadis who want to kill everyone who is not similar to them.”
Britain too must help and help save the Christians fleeing Syria and from the barbarians of the Islamic State.
Jean-Clement Jeanbart, a Catholic Archbishop in Aleppo, said a 15,000-strong Jewish population had been whittled down to just TWO or THREE families living in the cities, which is facing its strongest assault yet from ISIS, government troops and rebel fighters.
Britain faces biggest Islamic terrorist threat in decades as MI5 stop six attacks in a year
Slovakia bans Muslim migrants because country has no mosques (but they’ll take Christians) Poland does as well. We could take 800 Muslims but we don’t have any mosques in Slovakia so how can Muslims be integrated if they are not going to like it here?”
As part of his manifesto for the upcoming Russian presidential elections, candidate Vladimir Putin has promised to add the protection of Christian communities across the globe to the duties of his foreign office.
The head of External Church Relations, Metropolitan Illarion, said that every five minutes one Christian was dying for his or her faith in some part of the world, specifying that he was talking about such countries as Iraq, Pakistan and India. The cleric asked Putin to make the protection of Christians one of the foreign policy priorities in the future.
The Roman Catholic church has yet to use its power to such ends however. Despite the massacre of Christians across the globe, the Pope is currently writing an encyclical on global warming.
And what is the US really doing?
Western government-and-‘news’-media lying is not only about Ukraine but now includes Syria . They have contempt for the public . Western leaders do have big laugh about how stupid their audience is, to go for their lies. US Republican Senator Rand Paul called his own party’s bluff in a summer 2014 interview with CNN, telling the incompetent host that “we [the US government] are allied with ISIS in Syria. ”
“[ISIS] would not be empowered in Iraq if we hadn’t been providing them a safe haven in Syria by arming their allies,” the Senator said, adding that “we are where we are because we armed the Syrian rebels,” the preponderance of whom are Wahhabi-Salafist extremists.
Rand Paul recently doubled down on that line of reasoning, informing another interviewer in May 2015 that “hawks in my party” are responsible for the rise of ISIS because of their purposefully intransigent policy of “distributing arms randomly, Russia and Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement are supporting the Alawite-led Assad government, while Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar back the rebels.
The West, NATO, EU with their Bashing Russia approach, , with a Washington-led anti-Russian propaganda and mis information attacks all are a very useless American approach and has not lead to any Middle East peace… NOR OF ANY real HELP TO THE RELATED SYRIAN REFUGEES. How speedily RATHER the lies of the “WEST” in general, those of the US and UK in particular about Russia and the Syrian situation are unraveling. The current US policy to hector, harass, threaten, demean, demonize, ridicule, and bully Russia, . another attack on the ruble, or fiddle with oil prices or impose more economic sanctions now has pushed its allies like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Kuwait to sign military agreements with Moscow, which showcases an unprecedented downgrade in the relations with Washington. Moscow ‘s expansion, its position, its relations is growing at the expense of the United States. The US It has also rejected all calls urging it to take part in the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, as well as in Sub-Saharan Africa after the kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram. The US took all its time and was really late in participating in the Iraqi war against Daesh, IS. “It’s always hard to play a double game – to declare a fight against terrorists but at the same time try to use some of them to move the pieces on the Middle Eastern chessboard in your own favour. There’s no need to play with words and split terrorists into moderate and not moderate. I would like to know what the difference is.”
Obama Uses U.S. Embassies to Promote LGBT Agenda The White House is spending millions and using U.S. embassies to promote the LGBT agenda worldwide.The U.S. Department of State has spent $12 million in over 50 countries supporting gay rights advocates, the Associated Press reported. The U.S. Ambassador to Israel “proudly” supported the celebration of gay pride in Tel Aviv by hoisting the gay pride flag in an historic first. The Obama Administration sent five openly gay ambassadors oversees last year, with a sixth nominee awaiting Senate confirmation.
Now Obama Abandons Scheme to Train US sponsored Nonexistent Syrian “Moderates” Fact: None exist. Anti-Assad forces are virtually all imported death squads from scores of other countries – US armed, funded, trained and directed, including ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Jabhat Al Nursa elements among others, used as proxy foot soldiers to terrorize Syrians, part of Washington’s scheme to replace Assad with a pro-Western puppet. Still “If it looks like a terrorist, if it acts like a terrorist, if it walks like a terrorist, if it fights like a terrorist, it’s a terrorist, right?” The recent fall of Kunduz to the Taliban has thoroughly exposed the viability of Washington’s puppet regime in Iran too. as well as in Syria,.
RUSSIA’S power play in Syria appears to be paying off with the superpower making inroads against Islamic State and other extremist groups, leaving its American rivals looking ineffective and highlighting US failures in the region. With Russian air support, Syrians have been able to hit back against Islamic State in central and north-western regions
With his military moves in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a shrewd chess move, of establishing Russia as the power broker in the Syrian civil war and the region generally,” If Moscow had only wanted to hit Bashar al-Assad’s enemies in Syria, it has plenty of ships nearby in the Mediterranean to do the job. Rather, the Russians launched the 26 cruise missiles, which are self-propelled weapons that can fly great distances at supersonic speed and below radar detection, from the Caspian simply to show they were capable of doing so. The decentralizing of offensive capability is the largest shift of military priorities since the waning days of the Cold War. Vladimir Putin said Russian warships could even start bombarding ISIS positions from the Mediterranean as he hailed the “impressive” results of his country’s aerial campaign. The U.S. and its allies should be warned: Vladimir Putin notched another success. This ability to threaten the U.S. from a host of locations makes a good counterstrategy to the Russian Navy’s emphasis on denying hostile powers access to vital areas and ensuring free passage in air and sea trade routes. President Barack Obama and iis cronies can insist all they wants that Putin’s intervention in Syria is a sign of weakness, but the cruise missile launch still showed Russia’s present, rising strength, “We will not only continue strikes. We will also increase their intensity. ” Even most Americans believe Putin has the upper hand on Obama in Syria. Russia’s stunning intervention had “complicated” the situation for the US-led coalition in Syria, which has been waging a largely ineffective aerial bombing campaign against ISIS. Russian airstrikes have succeeded in obliterating jihadis where the West has failed. “Dozens of control facilities and ammunition depots, hundreds of terrorists and a large number of weapons have been destroyed.” It may be that Russian president Mr Putin is planning to send a 150,000-strong force into Syria to wipe out ISIS’ de facto capital Raqqa. An elite Russian special forces unit – the Spetsnaz – have already been sent into the war-torn country to hunt down packs of fleeing jihadis. They are there to mop up after air strikes, call in air strikes, go on extremely covert missions against rebels and ultimately wipe them out. EU and West’s response to the threat of Islamist extremism has been “frankly inadequate” compared to that of Russia.
Syria’s autonomous Kurdish region is preparing to set up a diplomatic mission in Moscow amid signs of growing ties between Russia and the Kurds, who are Washington’s most effective battlefield allies. The warming relations between the Kurds and the Kremlin will cause disquiet in Turkey and the US.
The ghastly Arab Spring were all on the bad side of history, as nothing could be worse than these established next new Muslim dictators and for many people they are worse than some of these previous dictators..
Unlike the US Putin doesn’t distinguish between the “moderate” terrorists and the “radical” terrorists, the good terrorists and the bad terrorists. It’s a joke. They’re all in the same pool and they’re all going to meet the same fate. They all have to be rooted out, apprehended or killed. End of story.
‘As many as 40 different insurgent groups — the majority of them being supported by the outside world — have pressed upon the regional governments to forge an alliance against Russia and Iran in Syria all while the Saudi clerics have made a call for jihad against Syria’s government and its Iranian and Russian backers. In the recent past, the US and its allies were not only able to get low-priced oil from the conflict-ridden Middle East but were also able to export arms worth billions of dollars to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the US topped the list of largest arms’ exporters for the year 2014 with 31 percent of the total global arms exports while the aggregate total for the US and its allies amounts to 53 percent of the total world’s arms’ exports. US arms’ exports in 2010-2014 were raised by 23 percent. According to SIPRI, Saudi Arabia rose to become the second largest importer of major weapons worldwide from 2010 to 2014, increasing the volume of its arms’ imports by four times compared to 2005 to 2009 while the arms’ imports to GCC states increased by 71 percent in 2010 to 2014 as compared to what the export volume was in 2005 to 2009.’
Turkey’s policy toward the Islamic State — that’s the name ISIS/ISIL gave itself after proclaiming a caliphate on June 29, 2014 — was what might be called “live and let kill.” Turkish authorities did little to impede the flow of jihadis, weapons and money moving across its border into Syria. With virtual impunity, agents of the Islamic State recruited Turkish citizens and, according to a leaked police report, set up “sleeper cells” throughout the country. Turks made lots of money trading oil and antiquities stolen by the Islamic State. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the most powerful political figure in Turkey, thought he could make an ally — or at least a strategic partner — of the Islamic State? with two overriding priorities: toppling Syrian President Bashar Assad — the client of Iran’s Shia rulers who since 2011 has been slaughtering his country’s Sunnis — and eliminating Kurdish forces in Syria lest they encourage Turkey’s large Kurdish minority to consider self-rule a
American politicians routinely hurl invective against Iran, accusing the Islamic Republic of fomenting terrorism abroad and maintaining a tyranny at home. But Saudi Arabia has an even less democratic system than that in Tehran, and as the chief incubator of orthodox Salafism, has played a major role in the rise of fundamentalist terror groups around the Middle East and South Asia.
Muslims were not doing enough to fight against the Islamic State and their “diabolical ideology. Muslims around the world are not doing enough to win the ideological struggle at the heart of this battle.
The Russians have announced plans to increase the number of strikes against ISIS targets
Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged the necessity of uniting anti-terrorism efforts, But the West’s definition of success contains no element of concern for the dismal situation of the Syrian people or Refugees . While Putin is just trying to hold together the Middle East state system in response to the chaos engendered by U.S. overreach in Iraq, Libya and beyond. The Russians also know their own objective very well: Secure their interests in the Middle East by any means necessary and it is working.
In fact, even the American people are having a hard time swallowing Obama. “President Obama frequently mentions the threat of ISIS. Well, who on earth armed them? the US// And who created the political climate that facilitated the current situation? The US… Who delivered arms to the area? The US.. The Obama administration has backed themselves into an ideological cul de sac from which there is no way out. Americans are not not going to initiate a confrontation with Russia to defend an another fundamentally immoral CIA program that has gone bad.
Also Turkey’s four-year attempt to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad has failed.US plans for regime change through the use of jihadi-proxies has failed,..Turkey has violated Syrian and Iraqi borders on numerous occasions – from carrying out bombing raids against Kurdish camps to launching air strikes against Syria. All these actions were taken by Turkey without being granted permission from either country’s government . Russia and Iran are still there now in Syria fighting the terrorists. Whether it’s in Ukraine or Syria, the Russian president seems always to have the upper hand.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said it fully supports Russian airstrikes against “terrorist groups” in Syria. The “Islamic Republic of Iran considers military action by Russia against armed terrorist groups to be a step toward fighting terrorism and toward resolving the current crisis” in Syria,
The US false response with a report of Russian attacks In Syria are causing civilian casualties and Russians Missiles are not all effective is more crap.. Moscow has photographic evidence of each target struck, no civilian ones or near them. The US and UK of course are both bombing and supporting insurgents entirely illegally in Syria, having no UN mandate and no request from the country’s governing body. UK Prime Minister David Cameron. On 24th September last year he addressed the United Nations, committing British aircraft to targeting IS/ISIL/ISIS in Iraq adding unequivocally that there would be no similar action in Syria . It would anyway have been another illegal action, since they had not been invited by the Syrian President or government and had no UN mandate. However, in July this year it transpired that pilots of Britain’s Air Force have been “embedded” with US and Canadian Air Squadrons and been involved in flying: “intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike missions …” It appears the British government only ever acts with, or at US behest, whilst sidelining it’s own Parliament. The western acts against Russia, Syria, from lies, to heartbreak, to cultural destruction has become a microcosm of the demented, ridiculous western “war on terror.” The lies and subterfuge to justify the ISIL horror have become more desperate but only the most obtuse person can avoid noticing still that that real Islamic terrorists exist in Syria, Iraq.
The refusal of the US to share intel with Russia on ISIS positions in Syria. it “just confirms once more what we knew from the very start, that the US goals in Syria have little to do with creating the conditions for a political process and national reconciliation.“ US objectives in Syria do not consider eradicating ISIS terrorists as the highest priority as the US was , is only ever interested in regime change in Syria The US, therefore, finds itself in a strange position. While claiming for so long to be the world’s leader in the infamous ‘war on terror’, certain figures within the US government are now openly hindering the fight on terrorists.
The last two years have been good ones for President Vladimir Putin. Russia has control of Crimea and has destabilized large portions of eastern Ukraine. Plunging oil prices may have wreaked havoc on Russia’s finances, but so far Putin’s domestic popularity seems unaffected.
Having suffered defeat in battle with its real enemy, Islamic Muslims, the US and Nato fastened on to the mythical threat of “Russian aggression”. The Europeans are weak-willed and the Americans are strong. The US strives to dominate in the world If it was not for the influence of the US, they would not pursue Russia. .
Former Russian spy chief Nikolai Patrushev, now head of the powerful security council that advises the Rissian president, believes his country is under threat – from terrorists, from colour revolutions and, particularly, from America, NATO. The US are trying to prove that Russia is party to the conflict in Ukraine, but that is not the case. Moreover, the US themselves started the conflict in Ukraine. It was the US that set all these events in motion. Barack Obama admitted as much in one of his recent interviews.That was their mistake, politically. Had they waited, they could have installed their people by lawful means. [Instead], they initiated a coup d’etat. If there hadn’t been a coup, nothing would have happened in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Blaming Russia for how events unfolded in Ukraine is to confuse cause and effect, putting the cart before the horses. In Ukraine now, even within a single family, relatives take diametrically opposed positions and trade insults. It is a civil conflict.
Isis had already turned into the [world’s] most powerful terrorist organisation. And the anti-terrorist coalitions forged by the US are essentially being used to intervene militarily in the affairs of sovereign states, Syria.It just so happens that if the terrorists are fighting against Assad, they can be considered legitimate, whereas if they harm American interests, as, for instance, in Iraq, they must be annihilated amd if Syria’s Assad is removed from power, the whole of Syria will fall under the control of Isis. Who will oppose them then?
Most perversely though about the Obama regime, is not only have they not offered to support Russian military forces who are now risking their lives to protect the Syrian people from some of the most brutal and sadistic terrorists our world has ever seen, they have actually begun a propaganda war of lies stating that Aerospace Forces have been killing innocents and targeting al-Nusra militant forces—which, of course, the American press refuses to tell their citizens it is actually al Qaeda whom they blamed for their 11 September 2001 attacks.
What a disastrous failure the Western powers’ foreign policies have proven to be. They have created massive unrest, deaths, political instability, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, related religious turmoil, and mass emigration in the Middle East. Now that China, Russia and Iran are sorting out the Muslim problem in the middle east! What will the West that is overrun with Muslims do. There are no few in West capable of controlling the Muslims.
And to how the Obama regime had actually been conducting their “war” against ISIS/ISIL, this report says, appears to have been nonexistent as no evidence has yet been discovered that the Americas ever actually bombed them—which explains why Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi this week stated that his nation, too, would welcome Russian airstrikes against the Islamic State. With new documents proving that the Obama regime and its partners in the Gulf states, and Turkey, supported ISIS/ISILGulf States declaring that they will militarily intervene on behalf of ISIS/ISIL, and other terrorist groups, in Syria has greatly accelerated the likelihood of this conflict reaching international proportions.
Seems Russia is acting where the West has failed, and that it is now just a matter of time before ISIS simply is a horrible memory in history, at least in Syria. The Islamic religious turmoil in the Middle East has dropped to an all time low. The Islamic governments out there should be held responsible for the false Arab Spring uprisings, but they supported them and they are doing nothing to stop it, they are not helping the peoples of their own religion otherwise many of them wouldn’t be fleeing as refugees and with the risk of fundamentalists hiding amongst them it should be a worry for every country.
As a pivotal turning point in this conflict has now drawn in all of the world’s military powers, these MoD experts in this report explain, Russia and the US are now engaged in combat over the same country for the first time since World War II .
In Iraq, the head of parliament’s defence and security committee said Baghdad may request Russian air strikes against Islamic State on its soil soon and wants Moscow to have a bigger role than Washington in fighting the group. Iraq’s government and powerful Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias question the United States’ resolve in fighting Islamic State militants, who control a third of the country, saying U.S.-led coalition air strikes are ineffective. “We might be forced to ask Russia to launch air strikes in Iraq soon … and that depends on their success in Syria,” Hakim al-Zamili told Reuters.
Assad ran a reasonably stable nation. It was the radical Islamists that stoked the rebellion there. Had Obama not supported the rebel cause, this could have been over in a matter of hours and not years, without ISIS taking over. If you let a sleeping dog lay, it won’t bite you. Unfortunately Obama, Cameron and Merkel have awakened the bear the dragon, the dog and the snake all at the same time. Their bites will hurt and hurt bad. All this rubbish about ‘moderate rebels’ – the western propaganda machine must think we are all idiots, and they still continue to spew this RUBBISH hoping that we will buy it . US, French, British, Jordanian and Qatari aircraft are doing nothing. It’s all a PR exercise for the masses back home, because ISIS is actually their proxy army in the Middle East. Obama is strong supporter of the Mother of all terrorist organizations namely the Muslim brotherhood Organization and Cameron is harboring most of MB’s leaders in UK and now it’s clear that the presence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq is orchestrated by the warmongers in the White house and Downing-street and their military aggressive thugs in the NATO for a lunatic economic adventure that resulted the killing of 100s of thousands and the displacement of millions civilian in Syria, Iraq and Libya and what is all that for? for the multi-national corporate in petrol companies and arms industry. All that and the citizens of Western Europeans are not aware of what the leader of the Free world preparing for them an apocalypse just for the desire to control establish supremacy and hegemony all over the world Obama aka the angel of death with drone killings (that were reclassified so they were not in civilian death figures) has been left with egg on his face as I suspect he armed the rebels and ISIS in the first place. So where’s Obama? cowering under the table? caMORON and Obama NOT joining forces with Putin they have shown their true colours, The war has already spread into Saudi Arabia – Obama and Camerons deceit is going to bury them both soon, they have been pretending to fight IS/Al Qaeda/Al Nusra when in fact they have been arming and training them whilst turning a blind eye to Turkey bombing the Kurdish Militias and Israel bombing Assad
Egyptis also fighting Islamist Terrorists , Egypt who removed the Muslim Brotherhood from power in Egypt and immediately after the US and EU refused to supply arms to Egypt as they doing today with the legitimate government and regular army of Libya to pave the road for ISIS control of Libya
NATO and the west are sulking because they have been displaced as the world’s policemen. Next the worst scenario for the West. Russia will now take over the middle east and the OIL. Saudis will be in trouble because their oil sales will also be taken form them and there is no way the West will move against Russia China and Iran. Putin again has outflanked the toothless, barking dogs . It will be a bad day for the West next when Russia takes over the middle east oil. This will end up as a stranglehold and the end of the petrodollar which will finish America and others.. The US have surely the least ineffectual leader for a very long time. How weak the west truly is, but a joke, that is why they are being slowly being consumed by ‘political correctness’ while Russia and China show them how to ‘negotiate’ with these murdering Islamic fundamentals. it’ll teach America that it can’t get away with being the world’s bully boy much longer. Russia is about to show America how it is done and they will expose America for the fraud war in Syria. The west has lost respect and influence in this middle East while Russia had joined with Iran. They will be the dominant Players in this region now The UK itself is far to small to influence this region.