============================================================ Fundamentally Right: February 2006

Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Courage of the American Press

This whole Muhammad cartoon debacle continues to be a defining event. For the American press it’s been an expose’. It’s a “separates the men from the boys” sort of thing. It’s the type of situation that has the boys hiding under their beds and holding their breath.

Sad, sad, sad those stalwart defenders and promoters of freedom of the press, First Amendment rights, have caved. The free press in America is now claiming to be “sensitive” and not wanting to be “offensive” to the Muslim world. They won’t show the offensive cartoons in their papers.

Of course their position is understandable to everyone familiar with the American presses track record.

They have always been extremely sensitive and non-offensive to the other religions as well. You only need to ask the Christians or the Jews, they can remember the many times they weren’t offended by the press.

Perhaps the trick to gaining sensitivity from the press is to merely threaten to burn down a few of their buildings. Maybe if one were to torch a couple buildings it would reinforce the need to be sensitive. It seems effective for the Muslims, doesn’t it?

There was a terrific article posted on the Washington Post website.

It was written by an unlikely pair, William J. Bennett and Alan M. Dershowitz. The title of the article is “A Failure of the Press”



Here’s a excerpt;


“The press has had no problem with breaking a story using classified information on detention centers for captured terrorists and suspects -- stories that could harm our allies. And it disclosed a surveillance program so highly classified that most members of Congress were unaware of it.

In its zeal to publish stories critical of our nation's efforts -- and clearly upsetting to enemies and allies alike -- the press has printed some articles that turned out to be inaccurate. The Guantanamo Bay flushing of the Koran comes to mind. But for the past month, the Islamist street has been on an intifada over cartoons depicting Muhammad that were first published months ago in a Danish newspaper. Protests in London -- never mind Jordan, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Iran and other countries not noted for their commitment to democratic principles -- included signs that read, "Behead those who insult Islam." The mainstream U.S. media have covered this worldwide uprising; it is, after all, a glimpse into the sentiments of our enemy and its allies. And yet it has refused, with but a few exceptions, to show the cartoons that purportedly caused all the outrage.”

And here’s more;


“The Boston Globe, speaking for many other outlets, editorialized: "[N]ewspapers ought to refrain from publishing offensive caricatures of Mohammed in the name of the ultimate Enlightenment value: tolerance." But as for caricatures depicting Jews in the most medievally horrific stereotypes, or Christians as fanatics on any given issue, the mainstream press seems to hold no such value. And in the matter of disclosing classified information in wartime, the press competes for the scoop when it believes the public interest warrants it”.

And more;

“While we may disagree among ourselves about whether and when the public interest justifies the disclosure of classified wartime information, our general agreement and understanding of the First Amendment and a free press is informed by the fact -- not opinion but fact -- that without broad freedom, without responsibility for the right to know carried out by courageous writers, editors, political cartoonists and publishers, our democracy would be weaker, if not nonexistent. There should be no group or mob veto of a story that is in the public interest.”

The cartoons and the story should be published now more than ever, it’s time to stand up and let the world know that fear will not contain or intimidate the truth or the free press.

You can read the entire article HERE

Thanks to the Washington Post, William Bennett and Alan Dershowitz. You had the courage to say what needed to be said.

The cartoon appearing on this blog does not say “Offend” it says “Freedom”..it’s what America is all about.

You can view all the cartoons HERE Thanks to Human Events Online

God Bless America

Brad

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Islamic Weapons

All the world over it seems Islam is becoming less of a religion and more of a weapon… Everyday we read of some supposed offence against Islam.. Buildings burned, people beaten and murdered because some Muslims feel offended… No one likes to be ridiculed, most believe that their feelings and faith deserve respect. But what if one uses his claim of faith as a weapon, what if it’s used as a tool to punish? The story related in the article titled; “TWO CHURCHES TORCHED IN PAKISTAN” tells of yet another case of such abuse that is all too common..

The event is being played out again in Pakistan and someone is accused of abusing the Koran. There needs to be no truth to the charges of abuse. All that is needed is self-righteousness and the desire to punish those that one hates…


‘TWO CHURCHES TORCHED IN PAKISTAN” was written by Sheraz Khuram Khan, Special Correspondent for ASSIST News Service in Pakistan. The article was posted on the ASSIST News website.

Here is an excerpt;

“SUKKAR, PAKISTAN (ANS) -- Two churches were set to fire during demonstrations against the alleged desecration of Quran in Freek Hill locality of the city on Sunday, Feb 19.

The churches include Saviour’s Church and St. Mary’s Church. The charged demonstrators reportedly ransacked building of a school of the Christian community.”

And another excerpt;

“Reports say that one Irfan Gill accused his father-in-law Saleem Gill with whom he had a dispute over property of desecrating the Quran apparently to get him arrested on blasphemy charges.

Irfan reportedly told police on Sunday that Saleem Gill’s granddaughter Amna had been reciting Quran when Mr Gill, a Christian, snatched the holy book from her hands and disgraced it.”


In an unusual turn of events it appears that the accused will be vindicated…but false charges were enough to cause two churches to be set ablaze.

You can read the complete story HERE

Seems that all it takes for a Muslim to start a riot and get even is claim to be offended.. Perhaps it’s just another form of terrorism and intimidation to those not wishing to be Islamic………..


God Bless America

Brad


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Monday, February 20, 2006

Those Pesky WMD’s

It looks like there may be big trouble ahead in Leftville….

Remember those Democrats that were certain that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction? Perhaps then you remember those same Democrats that claimed they were tricked by George Bush into believing Saddam Hussein had WMD’s ? Do you remember this “Bush lied about WMD’s”?

It got so complicated to be a liberal…First you believed and promoted the idea that Saddam had WMD’s. You even supported the president on the issue. Then, they didn’t find the WMD’s in Iraq, you denied you ever supported the idea that Saddam had WMD’s.. You attacked the president on the issue a million times. Quite honestly, you flip-flopped on the issue and everyone knew it…there is written and video evidence to prove you flip-flopped. Still you deny it!

But now, what are you going to do?

There’s this to deal with;

”Captured videos link Saddam to WMD in Syria”

Here’s an excerpt;

“On Saturday, a meeting entitled The Intelligence Summit – an American donor-funded group – was convened in Virginia where it played video highlights of conversations they translated showing Saddam and his deputy talking about biological weapons.

One official asks to divert civilian electricity from Basra’s generators to help enrich uranium. Tariq Aziz, Saddam’s deputy, is on tape discussing biological weapons and what they would do if France and Russia would not help them.”


There’s this too;

“Separately, Ali Ibrahim al-Tikriti, a former Iraqi commander, gave an interview to an American website where he claims: “Saddam’s weapons are in Syria due to certain military deals that were made going as far back as the late 1980s.”


And this;

“In recent months, interviews with Iraqi officials and translated recordings have shown Saddam was considering chemical weapons and may have had links to al-Qaeda and a secret weapons of mass destruction programme in Syria.”


The story is that there are 36,000 boxes of captured documents that must be gone through..

Is this the vindication George Bush has been waiting for?

Will apologies be forthcoming from the liberal left?

You can read the entire article as it was posted on The Business on Line web site HERE

The article was written by Fraser Nelson.

Many thanks to Fraser and the The Business on Line, good job…


God Bless America

Brad


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Thursday, February 16, 2006

High Mileage Cartoons

I don’t suppose anyone is quite tired enough of the ridiculous “cartoon riots” yet…. But, that infantile “I’m offended” bit is wearing a little thin.. If Allah isn’t offended by homicide bombers blowing up innocent children, kidnappings of innocent people, raping of non-Muslim women by Muslims, cutting off the heads of innocent Christian school girls, I don’t think a few cartoons are going to do the job.

Here are some juvenile geniuses at work in Pakistan. Am I ever offended! Get this, they’re putting crosses on soccer balls! The idea is ship these soccer balls all over the world, so Muslims can kick the crosses and offend Christians.

The title of the article is “CARTOON ROW: IMAGE OF CROSS PRINTED ON FOOTBALL (SOCCER BALL) PATCHES IN PAKISTAN”. The article was written by Sheraz Khurram Khan and posted on the ASSIST News Service (ANS) website.

Here’s an excerpt;

“Pakistani Christians got the first taste of Muslim anger over publication of satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad as Sialkot Football industry has deliberately printed image of holy cross on the patches of football in its bid to “avenge” the publication of the controversial sketches by European newspapers.

The printing of cross on the football patches has sparked outrage among Pakistani Christians across the country. In what appears to be a deliberate attempt to desecrate holy cross the industry plans to stitch the patches bearing printing of cross on scores of footballs, which would be later, sold in the national and international markets.”

You can read the entire article HERE

The Pakistani Christians are far too sensitive over the issue, ignoring the childishness of the Muslims would seem to accomplish more. However, the Muslims in Pakistan have a history of persecuting Christians and it’s probable that that factor is influencing the Christians reaction.

But as for me,

If I see just one Muslim kick one cross on one soccer ball, that will be enough. I’ll be pitching bricks and burning flags, torching a building or two, toasting a few cars and well, I’m not sure what else I’ll do..

I just know I’m offended at the thought..

Thanks to the Assist News Service..

But truly there is a serious problem and it must be dealt with concerning Muslim reaction to those cartoons… The free world cannot afford to give in to the intimidation and pressure it is now feeling..

Here is an article with some very interesting thoughts on the subject.

The article is titled “Satantic cartoons” it was written by Jahanshah Rashidian for the Iran Press Service.

An excerpt;

“If the international community doesn't stand up to Islamists, a culture of self-censorship of criticism of Islam that pervades now in Islamic countries will spread in other regions of the world, creating more problems for humanity. Furthermore, a policy of appeasement with the oppressive Islamic regimes means to ignore the fate of their oppressed people.”

Something to ponder….

Read the entire article HERE

Thanks to Jahanshah Rashidian and the Iran Press Service.

The Epoch Times posted another “worth reading” article on the subject of the cartoons as well.. Titled “EU Backs Danes in Cartoon Row, Pakistanis Enraged” Reuters gets the credit for this one.

Read it HERE..


God Bless America

Brad


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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Cartoons and the Madman

The man that this blogger has called a “madman” is still at it!

Today we learn that America, along with Europe should pay a “heavy price” for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. You doubtless remember the Danish cartoons that have created such an outrage in the Muslim world. The same cartoons that caused the riots and burned buildings, burned flags, death threats, boycotts and protests are still causing problems.

Iranian President (the madman) Ahmadinejad said that the United States and Europe “are being hostages of Zionism.”

Here’s Ahmadinejad’s own words;
"I ask everybody in the world not to let a group of Zionists who failed in Palestine (referring to the recent Hamas victory in Palestinian elections) to insult the prophet," he said.

"Now in the West insulting the prophet is allowed, but questioning the Holocaust is considered a crime," he said. "We ask, why do you insult the prophet? The response is that it is a matter of freedom, while in fact they (who insult the founder of Islam) are hostages of the Zionists. And the people of the U.S. and Europe should pay a heavy price for becoming hostages to Zionists."



To show their anger over the caricatures of the Prophet, Iranian demonstrators attacked the Danish, Austrian, and French embassies with stones and firebombs and pitched rocks at the British mission. It appears the demonstrations were state sanctioned, probably encouraged.

There’s a very sad irony in Ahmadinejad’s comments, again to quote him; “the people of the U.S. and Europe should pay a heavy price for becoming hostages to Zionists.”

The tragic irony is that a lunatic is holding the Iranian people themselves hostage and they are already paying a “heavy price.” It appears it that is about to get heavier soon with UN sanctions and most likely boycotts related to Ahmadinejad’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

You can read more about the Iranian president’s comments in an excellent article written by Nasser Karim and published on the LA Times website. The article is titled “Iran: U.S., Europe Should Pay for Drawings” You can read it HERE


But are we seeing the true face of Iran? Does this madman speak for all of the Iranian people?

Certainly, he does not. There is an element in Iran that longs to be free. There are many that would overthrow the brutal dictator and his underlings and that would welcome a change.

One such group, a group of courageous Iranian students have posted a letter/petition on the Internet for the world to read. The letter is titled “A letter from Iranian students to the freedom-loving people of the world”

The letter is both touching and passionate. It’s a desperate plea for help, support and recognition….

This letter was posted on the Reza Pahlavi.org website HERE

It appears below in it’s entirety, please do yourself the favor of reading the impassioned words of these freedom seekers..

A letter from Iranian students to the freedom-loving people of the world


February 10th, 2006



In the name of God, the Supreme Goodness
In the names of Love, Iran and Freedom


Iran is my land. Although her name has espoused history since ever, the world has forgotten her since 27 years ago. Nowadays, my country’s name is back on everyone’s lips for a threat, bigger than ever, emanating from the idiocy of those theocrats who govern us, is hanging above us all. A looming menace that, with the sagacity of our people, we are determined to turn into an opportunity for awakening.

As I write you these words, those with whom I used to play in my childhood are climbing the walls of the Danish Embassy, chanting and blaring, setting the foreign mission ablaze. Commanded by the ignorant who rule over my land, those innocent kids with whom I played hide-and-seek form today a human chain around the nuclear facilities. Smuggled into my country by Pakistani traffickers riding their donkeys, the technology being guarded by its human shield is now presented as a national pride by those same idiots who surf the tide provoked by the Danish cartoons. As if vociferating insults and pyromania could prevent the nuclear issue from reaching the UN Security Council!

Having taken over my land first, the chaos is now menacing world peace. What anarchy, what confusion!

We, the innocent generation making up 70 percent of the population of today’s Iran; We, who had no say whatsoever in the 1979 revolution; With all due respect for all peoples on earth, we shall here present our grievances to the world:

* for a quarter of a century you have forgotten us, a noble people known once for the beauty of its high culture abandoned to its misery;

* instead of being educated in a culture of love and science, awful beasts crushing themselves against the towers of the modern world are our little sisters and brothers who are taught, in what is supposedly a classroom, to be flattering hypocrites, merciless and hateful of others; Taught to despise whoever thinks differently from their “Supreme Leader” or their school principal; Taught to consider foreigners as heretics and ignorant people deserving nothing but the worst kind of death;

* they falsify the history they teach them omitting to tell them that, had it not been for the perspicacity of the world back in 1953, we would be dealing with ideologies far more stupid than what we have today in this godless labyrinth which our land has become;

* in schools, they talk of “independence” but confuse it with the conditions of the stone age cave dwellers, ignoring that all peoples of the world need each other and it is this very mutual dependency that paves the road for mutual understanding, respect, peace and healthy relationships;

* throughout these years, they darkened the immaculate mind of our children with superstitions and gossips on the inexistent qualities of those governing us and the wonderful attributes of their so-called “Supreme Leader”, supposedly leading the entire world leaving no place for the nation;

* these story-tellers blackened the pages of our history books saying that our children died in defence, not of our land, but of their “Supreme Leader”, thus making the slightest utterance of the world homeland, a crime in our schools;

* those who speak so eloquently of “federalism”, we wish they could come for a snap visit to our schools and listen to the gibberish nonsense that is being taught here, thus seeing for themselves that in today’s Iran federalism is equal to separatism; Perhaps in the future, when our children will have learned once again the discourse of love and patriotism, federalism would become the progressive, consensual world it is supposed to be. But, until then, let us not forget that those who govern us have consistently lied to history, ignoring that history doesn’t lie.



We now address the peoples of the world,

The real crime going on in our country is the systematic brainwashing of our children whose innocent minds are put under the perfusion of devilish ideologies. The danger of the brainwashed millions, enriched in classrooms turned into ideological centrifuges, is far greater that millions of atomic bombs.

North Korea, Syria, Lebanon and Sudan are in no better shape than we are. Believe us! Long before you became the victims of terror, terrorists themselves had become the first casualties of the foolishness of their satanic rulers.

Rulers who, in order to secure their own survival, turn innocent children into moving bombs, killing and spreading terror. Now that you are alarmed by the nuclear crisis, we beg you not to abandon us once again in the hands of the jailers oppressing us for nearly 3 decades, when the atomic issue is resolved.

We look forward to the extended hands of our sisters and brothers, to those of the children of Adam and Eve, those of the noble peoples of the world, to come to our rescue in helping us regain our due place in the concert of the civilized nations. Our nation is on the verge of annihilation and would welcome any measure or economic and political sanctions that would accelerate the downfall of the mullahs!

The great people of the United States withstood 444 days of captivity for their children in the hands of this regime. Their anxiety is still alive. Think of us then! Think of an entire nation that has been for nearly 10 000 days the hostage of a few who, just recently, dropped their mask, thus showing their real fearful face to the world.

We now address the people of Iran,

There will be no miracle! Regardless of what kind of regime will be put in place tomorrow, let us unite our forces today on the basis of our common principles and draft our own charter founded on the pillars of the world’s most noble treaties. It is not up to us to determine what form of governance we want. Tomorrow, in a free Iran, it will be up to the people of this country to decide what they want, thus making it an obligation for us all to submit to their collective will.

We, the Student Freedom Lovers of Iran, invite all those thriving towards the immensely difficult task of achieving freedom to participate to the “Congress for the Freedom of Iran”, putting aside their differences and thinking instead of our children.


You who are conscious enough not to let your own kids be disturbed watching violent movies, think of our sisters and brothers who are taught by their religion or literature instructors how to activate a bomb and welcome death on their way to heaven by invocating the saints in a mystical trance.

Enough hesitation! It is time to wake up! If you do not want us to remember tomorrow that today you privileged your factional political agenda over the survival of an imprisoned nation, then you have to open your arms and let us for once taste the sweetness of peace and security.

Believe us! We are tired, exhausted! During the past 4 years in jail, they handicapped my leg and broke under torture the arm with which I am writing these words. In between these lines, you should hear the voice of Arjang Davoodi, who has lost his sight and hearing under torture and must endure 15 years in jail in the hands of these criminals in the southern city of Bandar Abbas. Can’t you hear it! Can’t you hear the sound of the droplets of blood falling off the dead body of Ezzat Ebrahim-Nejad, the martyr of the Tehran University campus? The sound of the exhausted breath of Syamak Poorzand and Abbas Amir-Entezam? That of the tears of the wife and daughters of Akbar Ganji? The sigh of the mother of the Mohamadi brothers? The sweet voice of the daughter of Mehrdad Hadirpoor? The groaning of the teenage martyrs of the 1980s, the voices of Tabarzadi, Zar-Afshan, Jookar, Batebi, Bakhtiari? The last moaning of girls being stoned to death? The voice of youngsters weeping before the execution scaffold? The sound of the boots of poverty-stricken men forced to join the regime’s security apparatus and to endure the pain of blisters inflected upon them by ruthless repression, year after year? Can you hear the voice of an entire hostage nation, the people of Iran, imprisoned in a jail vast as Iran, turned into a forced labour camp? We are here, tired but hopeful!

Hear the voice of my father and that of our fathers whose flesh makes up the land of Iran, the land we all love. Hear it and put your differences aside so we can once again love each other, for Iran and for all Iranians.

We have all paid a huge price. Perhaps, none of us will ever forgo the bitter memories of the years of torture and jail, nor those of oppression, bloodshed and fear. Despite all the sadness however, we have all learned to love other peoples of the world and that peace and security can not be achieved by building atomic bombs but by loving each other.

Neither I nor any of my jailed companions, none of us could be entangled in partisan politics, be it republican or monarchist, socialist or anything else for that matter. So long as our people are oppressed, our children raised as barbarians and taught to live as cave dwellers, we are Iranians aspiring to love and freedom.

The new Iranian year of 1385 is approaching. We shall call this New Year the Year of Freedom. We shall call upon all Iranians to set up with the help of international organizations, the “Congress for the Freedom of Iran” on March 22, corresponding to the 9 900th day of captivity of the Iranian nation in the hands of a few mullahs.

Time is short! Let us gather our collective effort so that the 10 000th day of our captivity become the first day of our liberty.

Iran will never die!

Signatories:


1 - Amir Abbas Fakhravar (Law student, writer, journalist, member and founder of Central Council of Iranian Freedom Movement and secretary of Students Independent Movement. Secretary General of Scientific Association of Payam Noor University. Political prisoner, sentenced to 8 years )

2 - Manuchehr Mohammadi (Law student and Secretary General of National Union of Students and Graduates. Political prisoner, sentenced to 15 years)

3 - Arjang Davoudi (Writer, political activist, member and founder of Central Council of Iranian Freedom Movement. Political prisoner, sentenced to 15 years. Exile to Bandar Abbas)

4 - Akbar Mohammadi (Social Science student and member of National Union of Students and Graduates. Political prisoner, sentenced to 15 years)

5 - Mehrdad Lohraseby (Political activist, political prisoner, sentenced to 15 years)

6 - Iman Sammizdeh (Member of Students Independent Movement and international spokes person for Iranian Freedom Movement and Students Independent Movement)

7 - Sam Aria Ariamanesh (Student and political activist, domestic spokes person for Iranian Freedom Movement and Students Independent Movement)

8 - Payman Aref (Political activist and Political Science student in Tehran university)

9 - Mehrdad Heydar Pour ( Secretary of Workers New Movement, member of Iranian Freedom Movement. Political prisoner, sentenced to 3 years)

10 - Ali Alemzadeh (Member of Students Independent Movement, secretary to Eastern Europe Organization. Political prisoner, sentenced to 1 year)

11 - Amir-Heshmat Saran (Secretary General of National Front Union. Political prisoner, sentenced to 8 years)

12 - Mah-Lagha Fakhravar (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement. Political prisoner, sentenced to 2 years [sentence is pending])

13 - Franak Zabetian (Political activist, Secretary of National Union Organization and Iranian Freedom Movement)

14 - Pegah Farzaneh (Student, political activist and member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

15 - Arya Ajorlou (Student, political activist, member of Iranian Freedom Movement. Political prisoner, sentenced to 1 year)

16 - Mojtaba Vatani ( Political activist, member of Iranian Freedom Movement. Political prisoner, sentenced to 1 year)

17 - Saeed Yarigar (Political activist, member of Iranian Freedom Movement. Political prisoner, sentenced to 1 year)

18 - Shahla Mahmoodi (Political activist, member of National Union Organization and Iranian Freedom movement)

19 - Setareh Namdar (Student, member of Iranian Freedom Movement and Students Independent Movement)

20 - Sayeh Namdar (Student, member of Iranian Freedom Movement and Students Independent Movement)

21 - Nahid Nariman (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement and Students Independent Movement)

22 - Majid Nariman (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement and Students Independent Movement)

23 - Rozita Raad (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement and Students Independent Movement)

24 - Farokh- Lagha Fakharavar (Student, member of Iranian Freedom Movement. Political prisoner, sentenced to 1 year [sentence is pending])

25 - Arash Iranpour (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

26 - Irandokht Bagheri (Student, member of Iranian Freedom Movement and Students Independent Movement)

27 - Arvin Kaveh (Student and political activist, member of Iranian Freedom Movement and Students Independent Movement)

28 - Elahe Behnia ( Member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

29 - Mojtaba Taghipour (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

30 - Amir-Hossein Fakhravar (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

31 - Shervin Sadiqi (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

32 - Naghmeh Amani (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

33 - Abdullah Tayebzadeh (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

34 - Simin Bahari (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

35 - Esmaeel Behboudi (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

36 - Helia Kangarlouii (Member of Students Independent Movement and Iranian Freedom Movement)

37 - Abdulsamad Karimi (Political activist, member of Iranian Freedom Movement. Political & security prisoner, sentenced to 4 years)

38 - Assad Shaghaghi (Member of National Union Organization. Political prisoner, sentenced to 4 years)

39 - Esmaeel Ahmadi (Member of Iranian Freedom Movement)

And 560 other activist students
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This letter is also posted on the Regime Change Iran website. You can visit them HERE

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.





God Bless America

Brad


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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Stoned in India...



Compassion for orphaned children is rewarded by persecution in India…
Though difficult to comprehend in the natural realm, it can only be understood as a spiritual battle. Spiritual warfare is precisely what is taking place today in India.

A mob of Hindus attacked a wonderful work of God, a Christian orphanage in Tindole, Rajasthan, India. The orphanage, the Hopegiver Hope Home, was stoned and resulted in the death of an orphaned 8 to 10 year old boy.

The attacking mob wanted to covert the orphans from Christianity to Hinduism.


Hopegivers International manages the Christian orphanage. Hopegivers, operates over 90 Hope Home orphanages in India, nearly 200 schools, and 500 leprosariums.

The persecution of Christians is becoming common place in India.

Here is an excerpt of the account of the stoning of the orphanage;

“Bishop M.A. Thomas, founder of Hopegivers International, received the horrifying news via a phone call earlier today. He said the child killed was a boy between 8 and 10 years of age.

Bishop Thomas told ASSIST the attack began when the Hopegivers leaders in charge of the orphanage, the Reverends Mangilal and Gopal, were attacked by a mob wanting to force the Christian tribal Dalit residents (untouchables) to revert back to Hinduism.

According to the Bishop, about 100 abandoned children and orphans were in the Hope Home at the time of the attack. The two Hopegivers pastors and about 30 of the children escaped and took refuge in the homes of Christian believers in the area, while the orphanage containing the remaining 70 orphans remained under siege by the militants at the time of this writing.”



You can read the entire account of the stoning of the orphanage in Tindole HERE
The article was posted on the ASSIST News Service website. “MILITANT MOB STONES HOPEGIVER ORPHAN TO DEATH IN INDIA” it was written by John M. Lindner, Special to ASSIST News Service.

Thanks to John Lindner and the ASSIST News Service for their work.


For more information concerning Hopegiver International, it can be found at hopegivers.org Please take the time to read about this amazing, compassionate work of the Lord.

A big God bless you and a thank you to Hopegiver International.

To read more of the persecution of Christians in India, an article titled “Major Rise in Attacks Against Christians in India State, Survey shows” and written BosNewsLife News Center can be found HERE The article is posted on the Worthy News website.

We owe a debt of thanks as well to the BosNewsLife News Center and Worthy News…great work.


Update: The Stoning Continues...


Compass Direct
reports:

“HINDU MOB STONES CROWD AT CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPENING”

Despite having been warned 3 days prior to the school’s opening the police did nothing. The police knew of the danger and yet didn’t even warn the school’s staff or provide protection.

It appears as if the local government is quite willing to turn a blind eye to the Hindus violence.

Here’s an excerpt from the story:

“The school was built to provide education for tribal children.
Bishop Thomas Dabre, who officiated at the ceremony, described the attack. “Midway through the program, the mob disrupted us, initially by shouting slogans and arguing with some of the 200 people who were assembled. When they did not succeed in dispersing the people, they resorted to violence.”
The mob accused Catholic school staff of trying to convert their children by offering them education and chanted, “Leave! We don’t want Christians here!”
As the situation quickly deteriorated, Father Brendan Furtado, a guest at the ceremony, called for help by telephone. Even as he made the call, someone in the mob hit him repeatedly with a heavy stick on the back of his neck.”

You can read the entire article HERE

We owe Compass Direct a thank you for their coverage of the attack…excellent work, thanks.

Compass Direct is a wonderful source of information concerning the persecution of Christians around the world.



Christians are suffering persecution all around the globe
, they need your prayers and support. To learn more about them and ways you can help, please pay a visit to our friends at the Persecution Blog HERE


God Bless America

Brad


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