sharia swine sexual predators

my holy JHWH ] tu lo sai, gli ebrei non sono i cristiani, che, loro devono sempre vivere per fede! gli ebrei hanno diritto di vedere la tua potente azione politica nella Storia, almeno, ogni 400 anni! E NON è CHE, IO TI devo DIRE a te CERTE COSE..  però per esempio: noi vogliamo vedere, a quanti morti e stramorti tutti all'inferno, di questi funerali usurai, maniaci religiosi, pedofili poligami, di tutti questi islamici satanisti massoni, loro riescono a partecipare felici in un mese?
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Benjamin Netanyahu] funny [ quando morirà quella bestia di demonio massone di Bush 322 senjor: il prete si sbaglierà sull'altare di satana al suo funerale, ed invece di dire: "gli Angeli Santi ti portino in cielo" lui dirà: "gli alieni ti portino all'inferno nei loro dischi volanti!"
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i am jewish messiah for this [ We believe that the Jewish people have a right to live in their ancient land of Israel, and that the modern State of Israel is the fulfillment of this historic right.
We maintain that there is no excuse for acts of terrorism against Israel and that Israel has the same right as every other nation to defend her citizens from such violent attacks.
We pledge to stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel and to speak out on their behalf whenever and wherever necessary until the attacks stop and they are finally living in peace and security with their neighbors.
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Regno Israele
marco saba ] [ Note per uno studio di settore sull'attività bancaria ] di Marco Saba*
(documento per l'Ordine dei Commercialisti) 16 maggio 2014
http://centralerischibanche.blogspot.it/2014/05/note-per-uno-studio-di-settore.html
my JHWH ] islamici e farisei massoni, mi hanno detto: "noi non ci siamo ancora dissetati con il sangue umano!"
io sono il MESSIA Ebraico, proprio QUELLO che Gesù, HA anche PROMESSO nel Giorno della sua Ascensione al cielo alla Destra del Padre Suo, questo lui ha promesso, predicato ed annunciato: nei tre anni del suo ministero terreno, lo ha anche promesso ai suoi discepoli al momento della Ascensione, perché gli Apostoli erano dei politici che non sapevano di dover diventare Vescovi, tutto affinché, sia ricostituito il Regno delle 12 TRIBù di Israele.. MA VOI POTETE NON CREDERLO E DECIDERE DI MORIRE! Perché sono io? perché, se tu ti guardi intorno, tu vedrai che non c'è nessuno al di fuori di me!
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e se io ho deciso di andare con il mio fratello Rothschild nel deserto della MADIANA a mangiare manna al mattino e quaglie arrostite la sera.. a me chi me lo può impedire?
Dominus Unius Rei
al mio SOMMO SACERDOTE EBREO, NEL MIO TERZO TEMPIO EBRAICO ] questo è noto a tutti [ tutti coloro che cercano dei cavilli contro di me, è perché, loro sono sommamente criminali predestinati all'inferno! tutta la FECCIA DEL loro DEMONIO, dove il loro verme non muore, e dove il loro fuoco non si consuma! LORO POSSONO SOLTANTO ESSERE BRUCIATI: "BURN SATAN IN JESUS'S NAME".. e per questo, loro sono venuti al mondo, per diventare un pubblico spettacolo di infamia!
humanumgenus
questa è una storia vecchia ] TUTTO QUELLO CHE GLI USA STANNO FACENDO, ad ogni costo, è PER OTTENERE AD OGNI COSTO, LA LORO GUERRA MONDIALE! Ecco perché tutto nel mondo scorre sempre verso il peggio!
LorenzoJHWH UniusREI
 perché anche buddisti uccidere i cristiani? ] because Buddhists also kill Christians? ]
all religions and all ideologies I must say that type of Nazi murderer are all to doing, against the innocent martyrs christian, on all the way the world! and they Spa IMF FED SpA NWO satana JaBullOn Bildenberg Bush and Kerry 322, halloween, god owl baal, UN, they are all the priests of Satan in hole Gender's Obama the Caliph sharia? of all this evil? Christians, they are innocent of all this bad!
tutte le religioni e tutte le ideologie mi devono dire che tipo di nazismo assassino stanno tutti facendo, contro gli innocenti martiri cristiani, in tutto il modo! e che Bildenberg Spa Fmi, Bush 322 e Kerry, ONU, loro sono i sacerdoti di satana Gender Obama il califfo sharia? loro tutti i cristiani, loro sono innocenti di tutto questo male!
humanumgenus
interessante ] [ KABUL, 30 GIUgno. - Il presidente afghano Hamid Karzai: ha denunciato: l'esistenza di un piano, ''sostenuto da alcuni Paesi'' (ha anche paura: a nominare i demoni: LEGA ARABA: Arabia Saudita: i maniaci religiosi, che, stanno spingendo nel baratro, il genere umano: per fare,  il genocidio previsto dal califfato mondiale:), per: costituire in Afghanistan ''una realtà federale: e feudale'', consegnandone: una parte ai talebani. In una conferenza stampa: con il premier britannico: David Cameron, Karzai: ha ribadito: che: negli ultimi sei mesi: alcune Nazioni, non occidentali, stanno cercando: di imporci un ''progetto federale: e feudale in cui: alcune zone dell'Afghanistan: passerebbero: sotto il controllo dei talebani''. --- ANSWER -- sono stati: i farisei Illuminati, del FMI, che, hanno sollevato l'imperialismo islamico, per fare la predazione definitiva: di tutto il genere umano
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cosa aspettano questi Greci, e tutti i Paesi indebitati dalla truffa monetaria SpA, ad iniziare a stampare una moneta nazionale interna, in regime di sovranità monetaria? ] ATENE, 15 LUG - Il vice ministro greco delle Finanze Nantia Valavani ha annunciato oggi le sue dimissioni con una lettera al primo ministro Alexis Tsipras nella quale esprime dubbi sul nuovo accordo raggiunto tra Atene e i creditori internazionali della Grecia sostenendo che con esso la Germania intende "umiliare completamente il governo e il Paese".
CIA KIEV NATO, hanno fatto il Golpe Costituzionale, così anche io ho fatto il Donbass Costituzionale autonomo: adesso dovete andarvene! ] [ KIEV, 15 LUG - E' di otto soldati morti e 16 feriti il bilancio delle vittime del conflitto nel Donbass nelle ultime 24 ore, nonostante la tregua degli accordi di Minsk: lo riferisce l'ufficio stampa del consiglio per la difesa e la sicurezza nazionali.
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Kim Jong-un ] dimostrare che tu sei un coglione in meno di mezzo rigo, 4 parole? [ tu hai un motivo razionale per perseguitare i cristiani
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troie 322 USA 666 SPA ] quando, VOI vedrete l'asteroide nei vostri telescopi? è inutile che, voi mi verrete a succhiare il cazzo! TROPPO TARDI! [ POI, VEDREMO QUELLO CHE SANNO FARE I SACERDOTI DI SATANA EUROPEI AL POSTO VOSTRO!
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BUSH 666 ROTHSCHILD ] VOI siete ipocriti come tutte le altre religioni! [ io chiesi, anni fa, di sacrificare tutti i vostri Sacerdoti di Satana, sul suo altare, e voi non avete avuto il coraggio di farlo! ] ADESSO, IL VOSTRO NWO è PERDUTO, perché se LUCIFERO, lui non era un fallito? lui non si sarebbe mai ridotto a fare la capra di satana!
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 il SUD in ginocchio davanti al NORD  [ Atene in ginocchio di fronte ai diktat della Merkel. Sventata la Grexit, raggiunto l’accordo in extremis. Vittoria di Berlino anche sull’energia. Gazprom mette l’Italia fuori dal Turkish Stream e raddoppia il Nord Stream. Il gas (russo) ce lo darà la Germania. (7267) http://www.pandoratv.it/?p=3647
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occult power, esoteric agenda, masonic system, Spa, Gmos, jihadists, dalit, Datagate, FED, jihad, IMF, NWO, satan, sharia, dhimmi, goyim, troika,
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stop NAZISM SHARIA NUCLEAR, for dhimmi slaves ] allah akbar morte agli infedeli ha gridato: Obama GENDER Califfo ONU Sharia [ BREAKING – Iran Deal News: Chuck Schumer To Oppose Controversial Nuclear Negotiation With Tehran. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is expected to break with his party and oppose the controversial Iran nuclear deal, the Huffington Post reported exclusively Thursday night. The Post wrote that the news, which broke right before the first GOP primary debate, was “bold, but not surprising.”
Schumer, who is poised to take over as Senate minority leader when Harry Reid retires next year, has well-known ties to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — a lobbying group that’s worked actively to oppose the negotiation. Several high-profile Democrats, including Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and Schumer’s fellow New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand, have announced they support the agreement, which would lift sanctions on Iran if it limits nuclear development. Schumer himself told Politico recently he was still trying to decide which way to vote in September.
“There are expectations all over the lot,” he said. “I’m doing what I’m always doing when I have a very difficult decision: Learning it carefully and giving it my best shot, doing what I think is right. I’m not going to let pressure or politics or party get in the way of that.” See the story at the International Business Times.
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Nuclear Iran, con missili intercontinentali, Publishes Book on How to Outwit US and Destroy Israel. While Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama do their best to paper over the brutality of the Iranian regime and force through a nuclear agreement, Iran’s religious leader has another issue on his mind: The destruction of Israel. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a new book called “Palestine,” a 416-page screed against the Jewish state. A blurb on the back cover credits Khamenei as “The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem.”
A friend sent me a copy from Iran, the only place the book is currently available, though an Arabic translation is promised soon. Obama administration officials likely hope that no American even hears about it. Read more about the Ayatollah’s new book at the New York Post. http://makeadifference.cufi.org/?p=5082
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tutti i diritti nazisti dell'anticristo sharia ONU Amnesty del Califfo Obama GENDER: pena di morte per apostasia ] la nuova civiltà civilizzazione Ummah diffonde il suo amore, perché Islam è religione di pace: in tutto il mondo! ma, islamici non risparmiano i cimiteri dei dhimmi, come hanno fatto in Kosovo, dopo avere fatto il genocidio di tutti i serbi! [ Washington Battle Rages over Iran Nuclear Deal’s Fate. EXCERPTS: One pro-Israel lobbyist called convincing Schumer the “lynchpin” of lobbying efforts. AIPAC and other lobbying groups, including Christians United for Israel, or CUFI, are flooding the offices of Schumer and other New York Democrats with emails and calls, reminding them about the dangers of the deal…. J Street is just one tool in the Obama administration’s arsenal to win support for the deal. Additional advocacy groups, foreign policy experts, former U.S. officials and European diplomats have also been enlisted to counter what one senior administration official called, “the massive efforts by AIPAC, CUFI and other pro-Israel groups”….
A senior administration official said Friday that the White House is “not flying by the seat of its pants” on its efforts to sell the deal. For months, long before the deal was even announced, an interagency team would huddle for several days a week to develop a playbook, dozens of pages long, on how to roll out the plan and tasking various administration officials on outreach…. When a final deal between Iran and world powers was announced in mid-July, thousands of CUFI members were deployed to lobby members of Congress. Bauer said an email action alert sent last week to its members resulted in upward of 100,000 emails to Congress to reject the deal. “We are unique in that we have a large presence in every congressional district, in every county in America,” Bauer said, stressing that CUFI wants to disabuse lawmakers of the misperception that a vote to support the deal will be soon forgotten. “The temptation by politicians is to try and finesse these issues and move on, but no member will be able to claim ignorance,” Bauer said. “CUFI will be there to remind them.” Read more at CNN.com.
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[ questa è la agenda SpA, truffa signoraggio bancario Banche Centrali, sistema massonico, Talmud Corano agenda Califfato, Nuovo Ordine Mondiale: per distruggere: Europa Russia CINA e Israele ] Iran Already Sanitizing Nuclear Site, Intel Warns. By Josh Rogin & Eli Lake. The U.S. intelligence community has informed Congress of evidence that Iran was sanitizing its suspected nuclear military site at Parchin, in broad daylight, days after agreeing to a nuclear deal with world powers. For senior lawmakers in both parties, the evidence calls into question Iran’s intention to fully account for the possible military dimensions of its current and past nuclear development. The International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran have a side agreement meant to resolve past suspicions about the Parchin site, and lawmakers’ concerns about it has already become a flashpoint because they do not have access to its text. Intelligence officials and lawmakers who have seen the new evidence, which is still classified, told us that satellite imagery picked up by U.S. government assets in mid- and late July showed that Iran had moved bulldozers and other heavy machinery to the Parchin site and that the U.S. intelligence community concluded with high confidence that the Iranian government was working to clean up the site ahead of planned inspections by the IAEA. The intelligence community shared its findings with lawmakers and some Congressional staff late last week, four people who have seen the evidence told us. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence briefed lawmakers about the evidence Monday, three U.S. senators said. Read more at Bloomberg View.
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new antisemitism Bildenberg agenda Rothschild SpA NWO  ] [ Video Footage Captures Attack on Florida Synagogue
Temple Beth Torah in Wellington, Florida was vandalized last week, shocking and outraging members of the town's Jewish community. Surveillance footage of the attack shows an unknown shirtless assailant striking the synagogue's doors with a baseball bat, shattering glass all over its entrance. Police from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office rushed to the scene and opened an investigation into the case. It was later revealed that the vandal had not only targeted Temple Beth Torah. According to police, he also smashed the door of a local church and damaged a row of 17 cars parked nearby.
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The synagogue's rabbi, Rabbi Andrew Rosenkranz, told local news group WPBF 25 that investigators called the attack a random act, essentially dissociating it from an anti-Semitic hate crime. "That's always a concern in the Jewish community when something like this happens is are you being targeted because of you being Jewish? I don't know if that's the case in this situation. I think that that's best left to law enforcement and PBSO," Rosenkranz said. Anti-Semitism has, however, reared its ugly head in Florida before. A year and a half ago, a wave of arson attacks in Hollywood, FL targeted a number of kosher restaurants owned by Jews. The World Zionist Organization's Department for Countering Anti-Semitism chief Yaakov Hagoel said at the time that he was not surprised by the fires. Noting the escalation of anti-Semitism around the world, Hagoel stressed that "anti-Semitism in the United States is alive and kicking."
Source: Arutz Sheva
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la sicurezza che gli USA hanno garantito al mondo: ha riempito soltanto i cimiteri! ] COME LORO POSSONO ESSERE CREDIBILI CON IL NUCLEARE IRANIANO? IRAN NON HA RINUNCIATO NEANCHE AI SUOI MISSILI A LUNGA GITTATA, CHE SONO TUTTI MISSILI OFFENSIVI! PER ESSERE UN ALTRO ONU IRAN di: UN NAZISTA SHARIA CREDIBILE  [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyD-3vkrRaA   See with your own eyes how Obama has set the world on fire [ World on Fire - The Obama National Security Legacy ] Pubblicato il 07 ago 2015
If your legacy is a World on Fire, you have failed.
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quando musulmani in Europa diventeranno una maggioranza che pretende la sharia legge, SECONDO LE LEGGI DEL MAGGIORITARIO IN DEMOCRAZIA? poi, TU INCOMINCERAI A MORIRE! [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LomUjS2zW4s ] [ Islamic Terrorist sets Little girl on fire Cause she wore Lipstick ] Muslim Burns 11 Year Old Girl Alive, For Wearing Lipstick ] Pubblicato il 05 apr 2013
Muslim Uncle, Burn 11 year old Niece for wearing Lipstick ] dara 1 settimana fa
islam Is Crime Against Humanity & muslims are the First Victims of this Barbaric/Savage Ideology which called islam....
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Before Firing Mortars at Innocent Civilians, You May Want to Check if a Drone is Watching First ] Terrorist Blows Himself up with Mortar [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dstGdAHGL30 ] ONU Obama, GENDER, USA Amnesty OCI hanno detto a sharia HAMAS : "non c'è problema, tu puoi uccidere gli israeliani!"
oggettivamente mi sembra giusto che Israele non debba protestare di sentisi ucciso: infatti, i martiri veri non muoiono in silenzio? ] [ GENDER Sodoma holy Obama Califfo sharia nazism ONU OCI, Accuses Netanyahu of Interfering in US Politics; Jews democracy Blamed for 'Desecrating' Temple Mount of nazism terrorism sharia. ] this is very funny! [  Obama accusa Netanyahu di interferire in noi politica; Ebrei accusati di profanare il Tempio Mount. ] Obama pushed the battle on the Iran nuclear deal up a notch by resorting to personal attacks, comparing opponents of the accord to radical Islamists.
PM Netanyahu and President Barack Obama. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
US President Barack Obama accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of meddling in American politics, saying he could not remember a time in which a foreign leader had interfered as much in American affairs.
In an interview that will air in full on Sunday, CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria asked Obama if it was “appropriate of a foreign head of government to inject himself into an American affairs,” to which the president responded that he “does not recall such an example.” The Israeli and American leaders are locked in a public opinion battle regarding the nuclear accord signed with Iran. Netanyahu and his team are said to be vigorously lobbying lawmakers in an attempt to persuade them to vote against the deal next month. Obama has promised a swift veto if Congress rejects the deal. Lawmakers would then have to collect two thirds of the votes to override the president. Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s leading Jewish Democrat, announced Friday that he will oppose the agreement. This is considered to be a blow to Obama’s camp.
Obama charged that “on the substance” Netanyahu is wrong and that “the basic assumptions that he’s made are incorrect.”
“If, in fact, my argument is right that this is the best way for Iran not to get a nuclear weapon, then that’s not just good for the United States, that is very good for Israel,” he asserted.
Obama Compares Deal’s Opponents to Islamists. Obama also stood by his comparison, during a speech last Wednesday at the American University, between Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, who are responsible for the Islamic Republic’s global terror network, and Republicans, who the president says are dead set on derailing any nuclear deal. “What I said is absolutely true, factually,” Obama stated. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
“The truth of the matter is, inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guards, the Quds Force, hardliners who are implacably opposed to any cooperation with the international community,” Obama told the CNN interviewer. “Hardliners are opposed to any cooperation with the international community. The reason that Mitch McConnell and the rest of the folks in his caucus who opposed this, jumped out and opposed this before they even read it, before it was even posted, is reflective of a ideological commitment not to get a deal done,” Obama asserted. “In that sense they do have much more in common with the [Iranian Revolutionary Guards] hardliners who are much more satisfied with the status quo.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday rejected Obama’s claim that the only way to avoid war with Iran is through a deal. “That’s an absurd argument, and it’s the one they’ve made from the very beginning, that it’s either what the president negotiates with the Iranians or it’s war,” McConnell said. “That’s never been the alternative.” Israel, too, has rejected that argument, insisting that the current deal would cause war, not prevent it, and that a better deal would block Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and bring regional stability.
By: United with Israel staff
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Why is Iran so happy about the nuclear deal? This video explains why the leadership of Iran is so excited about the nuclear deal, and lists just a few of the troubling issues present in this disastrous deal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7wyIf7z9e0   The fact that Iran is so happy should already be a cause of deep concern for people who are considering the worthiness of the nuclear deal. Though President Obama is pushing the deal heavily, Iran is showing that this deal is a huge victory for them. This video explains why.
This deal actually paves the path for Iran to produce as many nuclear bombs as want, while awarding them with a significant fortune of money that will certainly be used to fund terror in the Middle East. We MUST stop this terrible deal.
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Blog Spot Creating Conscious Community in a Culture of Hate http://unitedwithisrael.org/creating-conscious-community-in-a-culture-of-hate/ The response I got from Facebook hit me like a punch in the stomach. I had joined about 26,000 other people in asking Facebook to take down the “I Hate Israel” page, as Facebook has a so-called “policy” that supposedly doesn’t permit hate speech, or attacks on individuals or groups based on ethnicity, national origin, religion, etc.
I thought the “I Hate Israel” page easily fell squarely within those parameters. If Facebook took its policies seriously, isn’t this a no-brainer? Isn’t an “I Hate…” page inherently hateful? When I got the e-mail reply from Facebook that my request was reviewed and it was determined that the page “didn’t violate it’s community’s standards”, I had to re-think the whole thing. So who is Facebook? Is it like the Wizard of Oz – “The great and all powerful Facebook shall now answer your question.” Seriously – who made that judgment call and generated that reply? And just whose community are we talking about? Because any community whose sensibilities are not violated by an “I Hate Israel” page is not a community of mine.
The Need to Belong ... Why do we, or why do we want to belong to community anyway? It’s a basic, innate and hard-wired need that we have, this need to belong, and to belong to something bigger than ourselves. According to psychologist Abraham Maslow, all humans have 5 needs but they are hierarchical. After the basic bottom needs of physiological survival and safety are met, the next human need is “love and belonging”.
Belonging feels safe and good emotionally. Practically, we couldn’t survive without sharing the resources, strengths and skills and others. And psychologically, belonging to a community can give us a sense of identity, direction, perspective and moral strength. So there’s nothing wrong with the need; rather, it’s how we go about satisfying it that matters. We have to be careful and conscious about what and to whom we attach ourselves. La risposta che ho ricevuto da Facebook mi ha colpito come un pugno nello stomaco. Avevo aderito circa 26.000 altre persone nel chiedere a Facebook per prendere giù la pagina "Io odio Israele", come Facebook ha una cosiddetta "politica" che presumibilmente non permette all'odio, o attacchi a individui o gruppi in base a etnia, origine nazionale, religione, ecc.
Pensavo che la pagina "Io odio Israele" è caduto facilmente ad angolo retto all'interno di tali parametri. Se Facebook ha preso sul serio le sue politiche, questo non è un no-brainer? Una pagina "Io odio..." non è intrinsecamente odioso? Quando ho ricevuto la risposta di e-mail da Facebook che la mia richiesta è stata esaminata ed è stato determinato che la pagina "non viola gli standard della comunità di esso", ho dovuto ripensare il tutto.
Così chi è Facebook? È come il mago di Oz – "Il grande e potente Facebook deve ora rispondere alla tua domanda". Sul serio – che ha fatto tale sentenza chiamare e generato tale risposta? E appena la cui comunità stiamo parlando? Perché ogni comunità cui sensibilità non vengono violati da una pagina "Io odio Israele" non è una comunità di miniera.
Il bisogno di appartenenza
Perché non abbiamo, o perché vogliamo appartenere alla comunità comunque? È un basic, innata e hard-wired bisogno che abbiamo, questo bisogno di appartenere e di appartenere a qualcosa più grande di noi stessi. Secondo lo psicologo Abraham Maslow, tutti gli esseri umani hanno 5 esigenze ma che sono gerarchici. Dopo aver soddisferanno i bisogni di base inferiore di sopravvivenza fisiologica e sicurezza, il bisogno umano successivo è "amore e appartenenza".
Appartenenza si sente sicuro e bene emotivamente. Praticamente, noi non potremmo sopravvivere senza condividere le risorse, i punti di forza e abilità e altri. E psicologicamente, appartenenza a una comunità ci può dare un senso di identità, di direzione, di prospettiva e di forza morale. Così non c'è niente di sbagliato con la necessità; piuttosto, è come fare per soddisfare che conta. Dobbiamo essere attenta e consapevole a cosa e a cui noi attribuiamo a noi stessi.
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hei Kerry 322 Obama, Rothschild NWO SpA FMI, noi non dovremmo piangere gli ebrei che Hitler ha ucciso, quando sei proprio tu che, tu crei i nazisti country sharia islamic terrorism senza reciprocità e senza diritti umani di: ONU la tua troia GENDER di satana ] ecco perché io non posso piangere gli israeliani che, tu hai fatto uccidere! infatti, Sei tu tutto il nazismo che c'è nella LEGA ARABA! [ Opinion: Nuclearizing Iran, Sabotaging Arabs ] We have allowed ourselves to be destroyed from within. Instead of keeping our eyes on the real threat, we exhausted ourselves in wasteful, unending battles against the Jews. By: Bassam Tawil, www.gatestoneinstitute.org  “Nation building” seems to have fallen into disrepute in the West, but it should not. It is vitally important — as the successes of Germany, Japan and South Korea attest.
Over the past few years, in our foolishness, we in the Middle East swallowed the deceptive bait of “democracy” dangled before us, even though we knew that it could not, in the misguided way it was presented, be implemented in the Middle East. The idea was superb, but here in the Middle East, possibly in being impatient to “get credit” before the diplomats’ term of office were over, no one ever took the time to establish the institutions of democracy — equal justice under law, freedom of speech, property rights, the primacy of the individual rather than the collective, separation of religion and state — to show us in the Middle East how democracy actually operates, and to allow those institutions to take rootbefore ever holding an election. So eager were Western leaders to take credit right away that they refused “let the rice bake.” Had the West introduced democratic elections to Japan and South Korea (where they eventually worked brilliantly) in the same way it muscled democracy into Iraq, it would never have taken root in those countries either. Had the Germans had been asked to vote right after World War II, they would most likely have reelected the Nazis — that was what they knew. It took seven years to re-educate the public to understand and accept a Konrad Adenauer. What seems clear is that we have sacrificed Sunni stability for empty slogans — and for clueless, if well-meaning, American officials. As we watched one stable Arab regime fall after another, we allowed American ideology to destroy us from within. Instead of keeping our eyes on the real threat, we exhausted ourselves in wasteful, unending battles against the Jews — meanwhile letting the Iranian menace slip out of sight. If we try to look at the positive side of the Iran nuclear agreement, it is just possible that Obama looked at the Sunni Arab states, fractured and at each other’s throats, and at the ruthless terrorist groups gaining ground in the expanding battle zones, and decided that we were too fractious for the U.S. to protect. Sunni states such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey have been worsening the situation in the Arab world by funding Sunni terrorist organizations, thereby putting it on a course of complete chaos. Despite Arab wealth and power, we have been dealing almost exclusively with the marginal issue of Palestine and the Jews, to excuse our inability to be effective in giving U.S. President Barack Obama what he really needs: regional stability.
Obama sees Iran and its terrorist organizations, which are all unified, organized and obedient, opposing the Sunni Arabs. Obama may be betting on Iran to bring order to the Middle East.
Imagine if we and our fundamentalist Sunni terrorist organizations had actually focused on stopping the Iranians in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. Imagine if we had abandoned, even momentarily, the dream of the Muslim Brotherhood (what the West calls “political Islam”) ruling the world. Imagine if we had stopped our stupid, useless acts of hatred, and could instead have focused on our common enemy, Iran. Our situation now would be immeasurably better. We would not be deviating from the teachings of Muhammad, because first we have to focus on the near enemy and then on the distant one. Iran is nearer and more dangerous than Europe and the United States, so Iran should have been — and still should be — the first Sunni target. We might have led Obama to adopt a different approach than allowing Iran to acquire a nuclear bomb in ten years or sooner — but we did not, because of our weakness and distraction with marginal “causes.” Thus Obama, from a desire to stabilize the Middle East, seems to be betting on the strong horse, Iran.
The truth, however, may be somewhat different. It is entirely possible that Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize, is employing a policy of “divide and conquer.” In the U.S., instead of trying to improve how children in the inner cities are being educated, he has been busy stoking racial and economic conflict. The Arabs are becoming increasingly suspicious that he is a historic “divide and conquer” manipulator. He may deliberately be creating fitna (civil strife) in the Arab world by whipping up conflict with Iran, so that America will one again look like the big power-broker — but at the expense of the Arabs. We Arabs are expert conspiracy theorists, and interpret every political agenda as a hidden plot, but one only has to look at the Obama administration’s fawning support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey and Egypt, and how America supported the fall of Mubarak, and it immediately becomes obvious that the U.S. is trying to manipulate the fate of the Arabs. Anyone following America’s rejection of, and now only reluctant support for, the reformist regime of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi understands that the Americans prefer what they consider “backward Arabs”: those controlled by regressive Islam. That is the reason we see Obama’s policies as backing both the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood and the theocrats in Iran. The ideologies of both the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran’s mullahs would lead to most dangerous and regressive fate of both Sunni and Shiite Muslims around the world, as well as Americans at home — and these are the Muslims most loved by the current American administration. Or maybe, as many of us say here on the street, Obama is just trying to “get even” with the West and bring it to its knees, for being white, “imperialist” and non-Muslim. Obama’s solution? To let Iran have legitimate nuclear bombs in a few years, with the intercontinental ballistic missiles to deliver them to the U.S. — or perhaps from America’s soft underbelly, South America, where Iran has been acquiring uranium and establishing bases for years. Or perhaps launched from submarines off America’s coast, which would make the identity of the attacker unknowable and a response therefore impossible. Incredibly, America’s politicians do not even seem to seem to be concerned about that. Obama really does deserve a Nobel Prize, but it should have been awarded by the Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, in gratitude for America’s surrender.
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 shaia ONU Islamic Terror: Different Faces, Same Goals ] all jihad, all sharia [ hei Kerry 322 Obama, Rothschild NWO SpA FMI, noi non dovremmo piangere gli ebrei che Hitler ha ucciso, quando sei proprio tu che, tu crei i nazisti country sharia islamic terrorism senza reciprocità e senza diritti umani di: ONU la tua troia GENDER di satana ] ecco perché io non posso piangere gli israeliani che, tu hai fatto uccidere! infatti, Sei tu tutto il nazismo che c'è nella LEGA ARABA! [ The enemy of my enemy is NOT always my friend. Unfortunately, with the Islamic State’s rise to power, the world has been quick to form new friendships with old enemies. Although Islamic extremist regimes such as Iran, Syria and Hamas are fighting ISIS, Western powers must recognize the danger in partnering with such groups who value the idea of Islamic world domination. We cannot remain silent in the face of Islamic extremism. We must tell our leaders to unite with our friends, not with our enemies.
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The Mullahs are Masters of Deception! ] i cimiteri di tutti i popoli che vivevano prima della sharia LEGA ARABA del maledetto profeta Maometto? non possono raccontare più nulla, perché tutte le traccie dei popoli precedenti sono stati cancellate, come in Kosovo, dove dopo avere subito tutti i serbi il genocidio, ben 3000 tra chiese cimiteri e monasteri sono stati distrutti! anche soldati della NATO furono uccisi, ma, per OBAMA non si può tradire la internazionale islamica jihadista nazista, perché sono utili per sterminare Europa, Russia, Cina ed Israele. [ Maryam Rajavi, the president elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran criticizes the nuclear deal, explaining that the Iranian regime are master liars and CANNOT be trusted. Maryam Rajavi is an Iranian politician and the wife of Massoud Rajavi, founder of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran. She is a fierce opponent of the Iranian regime and this bad nuclear deal.
Rajavi was part of a June 2015 rally in Paris where over 100,000 people called for a regime change and a new, secular, democratic non-nuclear republic in Iran. She is adamant that the current Iranian government cannot be trusted. To her, they are expert liars. Fox Maryam Rajavi 15July2015 Pubblicato il 15 lug 2015. Maryam Rajavi, the president elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran comments on Iran nuclear deal and that this regime cannot be trusted. Some images of the June 2015 rally in Paris, where over 100,000 attended to call for regime change by the Iranian people and for a secular, democratic non-nuclear republic in Iran.
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questa India goffa, grottesca e criminale, bulla ed abusiva.. di una vicenda oscura e criminale, sottratta rapita in acque internazionali ] di una balistica che non appartiene ai fucilieri italiani, e che lascia intravedere, omicidi di pescatori cattolici innocenti uccisi a sange freddo, una azione azione di pirateri dell'India contro la Italia! [ l'India deve rispondere di molti delitti, ad iniziare dal delitto contro la comunità internazionale. AMBURGO, 10 AGOsto. I Marò "non sono ancora stati incriminati di alcun reato" dalla giustizia indiana, ma l'India dimostra di "disprezzare il giusto processo" ritenendoli già colpevoli, con "un atteggiamento che esemplifica al meglio l'impasse in cui oggi ci troviamo". Così l'ambasciatore Francesco Azzarello nell'aula del Tribunale di Amburgo: i Marò "proclamano la loro innocenza", ma l'India descrive la vicenda come "l'omicidio da parte di due Marine italiani di due pescatori indiani disarmati". Marò: Italia, India disprezza processo. Azzarello in aula,non li ha ancora incriminati ma già condannati
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speriamo che, anche questa volta, l'assassino non sia un islamico sharia nazista LEGA ARABA, ancora una volta ] HELSINKI, 10 AGO - Due persone (un uomo e una donna) sono morte e una è rimasta ferita durante un'aggressione a colpi di coltello in un negozio Ikea a Vasteras, nel centro della Svezia. Lo riferisce la polizia su twitter.
    L'intervento delle forze dell'ordine è stato chiesto nel primo pomeriggio. Quando gli agenti sono arrivati sul posto hanno trovato un morto e due feriti, uno dei quali è poi deceduto più tardi. Un uomo sospettato di essere l'autore dell'aggressione è stato arrestato
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Benjamin Netanyahu] this is no funny [ per essere moderni, alla moda, progressisti, ed evoluti animali Darwin di successo, molti sono invitati da Obama, a vivere senza colpe il loro "libertinaggio sessuale" e da Zapatero a fare sesso con gli animali. MA COME FA QUALCUNO A SAPERE QUALE è il suo animale giusto, oppure, quale potrebbe essere LA sua PERVERSIONE SESSUALE, CHE è PIù ADATTA PER LUI? e se, si gode di più a farsi succhiare il sangue da una vampira? forse da più emozione succhiare le mutande sporche di merda, ecc.., dico io, come si fa a conoscere la migliore perversione, se, prima una povera ragazza ed un povero ragazzo infelice, lui non le prova tutte le centinaia di perversioni? poi, stanno male, vogliono morire, cadono in depressione, sdoppiamento di personalità, si riempiono di demoni, ecc.. e poi, danno la colpa alle mie maledizioni, ed invece le mie maledizioni non sono colpevoli: di nulla! sono loro gli stupidi che cadono in depressione e in crisi di identità: perché Obama ha studiato psicologia sull'altare di satana! ed è in questo modo, che i satanisti massoni Bildenberg, stanno preparando la invasione islamica della nostra società occidentale!


http://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/ [all criminal too sharia, swine sexual predators pedophiles, rapists, imperialism, of Arab League, for worldwide caliphate,saudi arabia salafis, islamists, wahhabis, for dhimmi slavers] Insight: Boko Haram, taking to hills, seize slave 'brides'
By Joe Brock. ABUJA Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:06am EST. Hajja, 19, who was kidnapped by al Qaeda-linked Islamist group Boko Haram, poses for a picture after an interview with Reuters in Abuja November 6, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Brock. Hajja, 19, who was kidnapped by al Qaeda-linked Islamist group Boko Haram, poses for a picture after an interview with Reuters in Abuja November 6, 2013. (Reuters) - In the gloom of a hilltop cave in Nigeria where she was held captive, Hajja had a knife pressed to her throat by a man who gave her a choice - convert to Islam or die.
Two gunmen from Boko Haram had seized the Christian teenager in July as she picked corn near her village in the Gwoza hills, a remote part of northeastern Nigeria where a six-month-old government offensive is struggling to contain an insurgency by the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group.
In a new development, Boko Haram is abducting Christian women whom it converts to Islam on pain of death and then forces into "marriage" with fighters - a tactic that recalls Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in the jungles of Uganda. The three months Hajja spent as the slave of a 14-strong guerrilla unit, cooking and cleaning for them before she escaped, give a rare glimpse into how the Islamists have changed tack in the face of Nigerian military pressure. "I can't sleep when I think of being there," the 19-year-old told Reuters, recounting forced mountain marches, rebel intelligence gathering - and watching her captors slit the throats of prisoners Hajja had helped lure into a trap. Nigerian security officials say the Islamists have pulled back after army assaults since May on their bases on the semi-desert plain and are now sheltering in the Mandara mountains, along the Cameroon border around the city of Gwoza. From the hills they have been launching increasingly deadly attacks. The rugged mountain terrain - as fellow al Qaeda allies found in Afghanistan - has proven an advantageous base for a movement that once styled itself the "Nigerian Taliban" and sees all non-Muslims as infidels who must convert or be killed. The United States designated Boko Haram a terrorist group on Wednesday. Western governments are increasingly concerned about the wider threat posed by the group, which wants to create an Islamic state in a religiously mixed country of 170 million and which has ties with al Qaeda's north African wing. Hajja's account of how Boko Haram has adapted and survived in recent months underlines the difficulties governments in the region face. The spread of the threat was underscored by the kidnap on Thursday of a French priest in Cameroon, an attack France believes may have involved Boko Haram. The following day, Nigerian troops raided a base for the group in the Gwoza hills. The army said it killed 29 Boko Haram fighters and was "closing in" on the rebels. FORCED TO CONVERT. The group, whose name broadly translates as "Western education is sinful", has killed thousands during a four-year insurgency against the Nigerian state, targeting the police and armed forces as well as politicians and then turning on Christians in the predominantly Muslim north of the country. The military offensive launched in mid-May, and the fact that large numbers of civilian vigilantes have supported it, has triggered a fierce backlash against local people by Boko Haram. The militants have killed hundreds in the past few weeks, including in massacres of school children. The Islamists dragged Hajja along rocky mountain paths and slept in caves in the hills, a landscape unfamiliar to most Nigerian soldiers, recruited from the plains. She ceremonially converted to Islam, cooked for the men, carried ammunition during an attack on a police outpost and was about to be married to one of the insurgents before she managed to engineer a dramatic escape. She says she was not raped. "If I cried, they beat me. If I spoke, they beat me. They told me I must become a Muslim but I refused again and again," Hajja told Reuters in an interview. Her family name is withheld to protect relatives still living in the Gwoza area. "They were about to slaughter me and one of them begged me not to resist and just before I had my throat slit I relented. They put a veil on me and made me read from the Koran," she said in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, where she is now living. At least a dozen teenagers like her remain in captivity, Michael Yohanna, a councilor in Gwoza's local government told Reuters. Some have married commanders, recalling Kony's LRA, which abducted thousands of "wives" in a 20-year war in Uganda before a truce in 1986. Kony remains a fugitive. A man called Ibrahim Tada Nglayike led the group Hajja was with. On one mission, Hajja was sent to stand in a field near a village to attract the attention of civilians working with the army. When five men approached her, they were ambushed. "They took them back to a cave and tied them up. They cut their throats, one at a time," Hajja said. "I thought my heart would burst out of my chest, because I was the bait." Among those who did the killing was the Muslim wife of the leader Nglayike, the only other woman in the band of fighters. reuters verified Hajja's account of having been abducted with independent figures in the region. Boko Haram shuns the media and none of its members could be contacted for comment. Hajja says the long-bearded insurgents lived a basic lifestyle, eating corn, millet and occasionally meat from animals they stole and which she slaughtered. The group, armed with AK-47 rifles and pistols stolen from police they killed, moved every day around the hills to avoid being tracked by the army and slept in the caves to shelter from the cold and for protection against air assaults. "They didn't use phones but they had a radio," Hajja said. "They would listen to BBC Hausa or Voice of America and jump and shout if they heard about Boko Haram attacks." "TOOTHPASTE EFFECT" . Forced out of cities and semi-desert bases since Jonathan declared a state of emergency in May, the militants have mostly retreated to hills and forests on the Cameroon border. "It's the toothpaste effect: squeeze one end and it comes out the other. They have proven resilient and are adapting faster than the military," a Nigerian security source said. Army commanders denied Boko Haram had any control over the Gwoza mountains: "We are curtailing their activities and I can assure you that ... the insurgency will soon be a thing of the past," Lieutenant Colonel Adamu Garba Laka said. But a Nigerian general asked Cameroon this month for help in fighting Boko Haram, and the backlash against civilians has made the conflict deadlier than ever. According to one security source, in the five months after Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the northeast there were 1,708 deaths in 83 violent clashes, compared with 667 deaths from 117 incidents in the previous five months. Pushing the conflict into poor rural regions, like Gwoza, where Hajja was seized, runs the risk of radicalizing more disenchanted youths and drawing more people into the violence. "Gwoza has disintegrated. We have no schools, no hospitals, no government offices functioning," said councilor Yohanna. "I worry that youths will take the law into their own hands. It will become a war between Christians and Muslims." Insurgents moved freely through the hills and even into the town of Gwoza, Hajja said. Fighters made trips to collect cash, ammunition and weapons from the Sambisa Game Reserve, a forested region where Boko Haram has established camps. Informants, mostly farmers, would warn them of approaching army patrols, Hajja said, adding that the rebels also appeared to have sympathetic contacts among the troops - something Nigerian military commanders deny. "They know the area very well and many people help them because they are afraid or support their cause," Hajja said. On once occasion, Boko Haram commanders were able travel from Maiduguri, the state capital on the plain north of Gwoza, to meet the guerrilla group in the hills. Hajja said her unit carried out dozens of attacks, killing police and anyone suspected of aiding authorities. The longer the insurgency goes on, President Goodluck Jonathan, a southern Christian, will come under increasing criticism from his northern opponents as elections in early 2015 draw closer. He risks growing resentment from a northern population who believe he is out of touch with their troubles. It is also becoming a drain on Africa's second largest economy - Nigeria allocates a fifth of its budget for security. Hajja eventually escaped by feigning severe stomach pains. Thinking her too ill to flee, the insurgents sent her to hospital escorted only by an older woman. Once she was among other people, Hajja threatened to denounce the group to police, prompting the woman to abandon her and flee. "I finally tore off the veil and I cried," Hajja said. "So many times I thought I'd die."(Additional reporting by Isaac Abrak in Abuja and Ibrahim Mshelizza and Lanre Ola in Maiduguri; Editing by Tim Cocks and Alastair Macdonald). Catching Our Eye. This is the place where we post news updates, quick takes, and links to items of interest around the web. Bookmark this page and visit regularly to see what's Catching Our Eye. Iranians released two weeks early. Two Iranian Christians have been released from jail two weeks before the end of their sentences. Farhad Sabokrouh, pastor of the Assemblies of God Church in Ahwaz, and Naser Zamen-Dezfuli, were released on December 4, seven months after their incarceration for converting from Islam to Christianity, proselytising Muslims, and propagating against the Islamic regime through evangelism. Source: Mohabat News. Séléka attacks hospital in CAR. séléka forces attacked a hospital in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui on Friday, killing at least a dozen patients, Al Jazeera reports. Gunmen pulled patients from the hospital and shot them. The hospital has been abandoned. The attack occurred as additional French forces began deploying throughout the northwest sector of the country, as authorised by the United Nations Security Council vote on Thursday. 30,000 Eritreans abducted in five years. Around 30,000 Eritreans have been abducted since 2007 and taken to Egypt's Sinai, where they face torture and ransom demands, according to a study presented to the European Parliament. The study, conducted by an Eritrean human rights activist and professors from a Dutch University, says more than $600m has been accrued from families in ransom payments. "[The hostages] are chained together without toilets or washing facilities and dehydrated, starved and deprived of sleep," the report says. "They are subject to threats of death and organ harvesting... Those who attempt to escape are severely tortured."
Source: BBC. Sharia law enforced in Libya. Libya has voted to make sharia law the basis of all legislation. Two years after the NATO-backed uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is still in messy transition with no new constitution and its temporary assembly caught in deadlock between an Islamist party and political rivals. As in Tunisia and Egypt where autocratic leaders were ousted in the Arab Spring revolts, Libya has seen fierce debate over the role of Islam in its new democracy with the rise of hardline Islamists long oppressed by Gaddafi. "Islamic law is the source of legislation in Libya," the General National Congress said in a statement after the vote on Wednesday (Dec. 4). "All state institutions need to comply with this." Source: Reuters. Egypt's draft constitution explained. Egypt's Constituent Assembly declared on Monday that the draft of the country's proposed new constitution is ready for public review. A popular vote is intended within 30 days of Monday's release. What's in it? The Washington, D.C.-based Atlantic Council has published a close study of the document, including a detailed examination of changes affecting religious freedom. In the draft, Islam remains the official state religion, and the principles of Sharia remain "the primary source of legislation", though the document no longer contains language that defines those principles and instead leaves the matter to the courts. Catching Our Eye. This is the place where we post news updates, quick takes, and links to items of interest around the web. Bookmark this page and visit regularly to see what's Catching Our Eye. Peace efforts in Tanzania 'useless'. Christian leaders in Tanzania have said peace efforts between Christians and Muslims in the country have proved useless after the recent burning of two churches. The torching of a Lutheran church in Korogwe and Evangelical Assemblies of God church in Kalalani have caused the union of church denominations in the Tanga region, in northeastern Tanzania, to reject the government's peace platform, which requires Muslim and Christian leaders to discuss various religious issues, and to petition for something more effective. "The situation these days is not good," said Dr Jothan Mwakimage, a bishop, who chaired the Christian group. "We need to come up with another peace committee to be set by ourselves because the government platform has failed to deal with the matter." Chairperson of the defence and security committee, Chiku Gallawa, added: "Peace is important to all the people, regardless of their faith. Therefore, all of us must be responsible for ensuring that the peace we have prevails for the benefit of the present and future generations of this nation." Source: Tanzania Daily News. Terrorist link to torched churches. Russia's Tatarstan Republic is offering 1 million rubles ($30,000) for information relating to the recent torching of several Orthodox churches in the region. Four Orthodox churches were set on fire in the predominantly Muslim Republic in November and explosives were found in the city of Tuban Kama and the Aleksei district, reports Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Investigators classified the attacks as vandalism and arson, but Tatarstan's prosecutor-general insisted they should be investigated as terrorism. Seven Orthodox churches have been burnt down in the past six months. The Central Spiritual Board of Russian Muslims has condemned the arson attacks, saying: "There is no doubt that such action is an attempt to stir up sectarian discord and ethnic hatred". Satellite evidence of CAR destruction. Human Rights Watch has released satellite images of the destruction caused during a recent attack on the village of Camp Bangui in the Central African Republic.
The images, recorded on the morning of November 23, show half the village burnt to the ground.
The New York-based rights organisation said it has collected detailed satellite evidence of arson attacks on 15 additional villages and towns across the Central African Republic.
The UN is preparing to send a peacekeeping force to the lawless country, after months of violence since the deposition of former president Francois Bozizé in March. Sudan 'tramples' on its people's rights. The chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Robert George, says Sudan is continuing to fail to adhere to international religious freedom standards.
Through the imposition of Sharia law, George writes in the Washington Times that Sudan is a particularly difficult place for non-Muslims and for women. "The regime... continues to trample on the fundamental rights of its own people, including the right to freedom of religion or belief," he writes. Christians 'held' in Syrian town. Following a reported Islamist invasion on the town of Deir Atieh in Syria, north of Damascus, Fides reports that Christians are being prevented from leaving.
"The militiamen examine the identification documents of those who intend to leave the city and retain those who have Christian names," states Fides. ASIA/SYRIA - The village of Deir Atieh invaded by Islamists: Christians identified and detained. Damascus - Militants of Islamist factions have invaded the town of Deir Atieh, north of Damascus, spreading terror, death and destruction. As Fides sources in the Greek Orthodox Church report, the attack took place on 22 November. The militants entered the municipal hospital and took hostage the sick. The museum of Deir Atieh that welcomed thousands of works and precious archaeological finds was devastated. Mosques and churches were hit and damaged. Numerous homes were looted and civilians captured and used as human shields. The situation is particularly worrying for Christians. The population, about 25 thousand people, have begun to flee. The militiamen examine the identification documents of those who intend to leave the city and retain those who have Christian names. To be able to leave the village, a Greek Orthodox priest had to say he was married and present himself with a woman: he was allowed to go just because he had an Arab name and had no ancestry or Christian reference.Fr. F.H., who in a note sent to Fides requested anonymity for security reasons, pleads the international community and the Holy See to mobilize in order to arrange for the release of the hostages and save the village of Deir Atieh. It is not clear, notes the source of Fides, what prompted the armed gangs to penetrate the village. Even hundreds of people from Qara, another Syrian village in the mountains of Qalamoun, 90 km from Damascus had found refuge. In recent weeks, Qara had been attacked by Islamist fighters from the city of Arzal. Among the refugees of Qara, who moved to Deir Atieh, there is also the Greek-Catholic priest Father George Luis and all his parishioners.
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Vatican rejects M.E without Christians. Pope Francis says the Vatican "will not resign itself to a Middle East without Christians". In the wake of reports of millions of Christians fleeing the region, Pope Francis said he was concerned by "the situation of Christians, who suffer in a particularly severe way the consequences of tensions and conflicts in many parts of the Middle East".
But he said he would not rest "while there are still men and women of any religion... whose future is stolen and are forced to become refugees". Source: BBC. Burma on the road to religious freedom. Burma is moving towards greater interfaith freedom of expression, but challenges remain, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide's Benedict Rogers, writing for the Wall Street Journal. Rogers notes that, while the country has made great strides in recent years, there is an ongoing threat of ethnic and religious violence. However, he states that "the prospect of guns falling silent across Burma for the first time in over 65 years may be closer than ever".
"But at the same time," Rogers writes, "We heard testimonies of sexual violence, forced labour and religious discrimination from Chin Christians. Over the years, Chin state has suffered from a chronic lack of basic services, including infrastructure and medical care, thanks to the previous regime's deliberate policy of subjugation. If real change is to be secured, policies based on ethnicity or religion must end." Burma is predominantly Buddhist, but many of the non-Burmese ethnic nationalities have significant Christian populations, while Muslims may account for up to 10% of the population. Kony urged to surrender in CAR, The President of the Central African Republic (CAR) has been in contact with warlord Joseph Kony, head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), urging him to surrender, reports Reuters. However, the African Union's (AU) special envoy on the LRA told the UN that Kony has "used the negotiations as a window of opportunity" to relocate many of his fighters to north-eastern CAR. The AU has been hunting him since he went underground in 2005. Kony has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court for his two-decade-long guerrilla war against the Ugandan government. Kazakh pastor's trial postponed, The court hearing for a Kazakh pastor detained since May has been pushed back again.
Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev, 67, pastor of Grace Protestant Church in Astana, is charged with the psychological manipulation of a member of his congregation through the use of a "red-coloured hallucinogenic drink". Other members of the congregation say the drink is a harmless, non-alcoholic beverage used as part of the church's Holy Communion – to represent the traditionally used, and symbolic, red wine. The pastor was supposed to learn his fate on Sunday (Nov. 17), but his son was informed that the hearing had been postponed. Askar Kashkumbayev was told that a new date will be confirmed on Friday (Nov. 22). No reason was given for the postponement.
Boko Haram targets Christian girls, Boko Haram is abducting Christian women, converting them to Islam on pain of death and then forcing them to marry its fighters, reports Reuters.
Reuters tells the story of 19-year-old Christian Hajja, who was abducted by the Islamist group in July and was then forced to work as their slave. Hajja converted to Islam, cooked for the men, carried ammunition during an attack on a police outpost and was about to be married to one of the insurgents when she managed to escape. "If I cried, they beat me. If I spoke, they beat me," Hajja told Reuters. "They told me I must become a Muslim but I refused again and again. They were about to slaughter me and one of them begged me not to resist and just before I had my throat slit I relented. They put a veil on me and made me read from the Koran." Malaysia's 'Allah' impasse. Published: January 24, 2014 by Matt K. George. Christians remain adamant that their right to use 'Allah' is constitutional. Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on google_plusone_shareShare on redditMore Sharing Services. Should Malaysia's Muslims alone be afforded the right to use the word 'Allah'?Should Malaysia's Muslims alone be afforded the right to use the word 'Allah'?
Abu Emran / Flickr / Creative Commons. "God, what is your religion?" This cryptic question, spotted on a T-shirt at a packed public meeting on religious freedom in the Malaysian city of Petaling Jaya last week, sums up the enormity of Malaysia's 'Allah' controversy.
The wearer was a Malay Muslim woman, according to The Malaysian Insider, demonstrating solidarity with the minority Christian population as tensions rise in the country over who can use the term 'Allah'. The controversy – for which many Malaysian Christians blame the Government – has now reached a serious impasse. The Christian community remains adamant that the use of 'Allah' is their right, despite a ruling by the Court of Appeal last October that 'Allah' was exclusive to Malay Muslims. The word predates the birth of Islam and the ruling has been widely criticised by many other Muslim nations, and by the United Nations. About 64 per cent of Malaysia's Christians come from the Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak, where the term has been part of their vocabulary for more than 100 years. The indigenous populations of the two states, whose primary language is Bahasa Malay, claim the usage is their constitutional and spiritual right. The Malay Bible dates back to the 16th century and, as the government phases out English in favour of Bahasa Malay, more and more Christians observe their faith in Bahasa Malay. "All the churches are of one mind," said Rev. Dr Hermen Shastri, the general secretary of the Council of Churches of Malaysia. "We are only defending our freedom to practise our religion as guaranteed under the Constitution."
Nevertheless, Islamic conservatives have staged demonstrations outside churches, seized Bibles and continued to vilify the Catholic pastor, Rev. Lawrence Andrew, who took the issue to the courts.
In early January Andrew was questioned over charges of sedition, which drew international complaints, including a piece in The Wall Street Journal. The Malay Bible is titled 'Alkitab' in the local language, which means 'The Book'.The Malay Bible is titled 'Alkitab' in the local language, which means 'The Book'. World Watch Monitor. Following the raid on the Bible Society of Malaysia two weeks ago and the seizure of more than 300 Bibles in the Malay language, the Islamic Religious Department of the state of Selangor (JAIS) posted an advertisement in The Star, an English language newspaper, defending its actions. The National Fatwa Council, comprising the muftis, or Islamic scholars, of the states of Malaysia, publicly backed JAIS's swoop in which they also arrested two officials of the Bible Society. These actions, in a country once renowned for multiracial harmony, go against the grain of a 10-point plan pronounced by the Government of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in April 2011 to resolve the issue. The key element of the pledge emphasised that Christians are allowed to print, import and distribute Bibles, referred to as the 'Alkitab' ('The Book') in the Malay language. The Prime Minister has so far refrained from defending his policy, while churches have asked him to speak out and to rein in Islamic extremists. But many Christians say they fear Prime Minister Najib cannot be seen to capitulate on Christian usage of 'Allah', since it would give ammunition to his political enemies in his ruling United Malays National Organisation party (UMNO), who could seek to oust him from office. Since the party brands itself as the champion of Malay Muslim supremacy and the defender of Islam, it provides tacit support to JAIS and Muslim extremists within UMNO. The Prime Minister's ambivalence is unhelpful, according to Rev. Shastri, who said: "The Government should remain consistent. It is the same Government that came out with the 10-point plan. It should also defend the Constitution." The Methodist priest has called on Christian ministers in Government, such as Idris Jala, who was a key architect of the 10-point plan, to impress upon the Prime Minister the need to protect religious freedoms. The 'Allah' controversy began in 2007 when the Government banned The Herald, a Catholic weekly, from using the word. The Catholic Church contested the order and the High Court restored its constitutional right in 2009. The Government appealed that decision and in October 2013 a three-man Court of Appeal ruled that Malay Muslims had an exclusive copyright to the word 'Allah'. Legal experts say the court's decision is flawed and that its ruling, if ratified, should only apply to The Herald and not to other Christian literature, such as the Alkitab, or in liturgy. The Catholic Church has now filed an application for leave to appeal to the Federal Court, the highest legal authority in the land. Liberal Malaysians hope an enlarged bench of 13 judges, including the Chief Judge of the Borneo states, would adjudicate on the issue. The hearing is scheduled for March 5. Whether any court decision will appease the rival sides is debatable. "Nothing is changing," said Bolly Lapok, Bishop of Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, and Archbishop of the Anglican Church of the Province of South-East Asia. "We won't stop using the word 'Allah'." The right to freedom of worship was enshrined when Sarawak and Sabah joined Malaysia in 1963. Christian and political leaders in the two states have threatened to break away from the Malaysian union if the Government forces their hand on the 'Allah' issue.
Most Malaysians are against such an outcome. Given the lack of political will to end the deepening rift, an alternative suggestion was to invite the Rulers' Council, comprising the nine hereditary Sultans, to convene and rule on the issue. The Ruler of the state of Negri Sembilan last week urged Malay Muslims to respect other religions and to live in harmony, regardless of race.
The Muslim Chief Minister of Sarawak, Taib Mahmud, is on record as saying that the use of 'Allah' is not a problem in the state and blames the central government for inciting intolerance and racism.
The Bible Society of Malaysia in Selangor.The Bible Society of Malaysia in Selangor.
World Watch Monitor. Political observers say that religious insecurities are being whipped up to defer attention away from the Government's economic and political difficulties. The Government was recently forced to cut back on decades of subsidised petrol and sugar prices as the national debt has reached unsustainable levels. The inevitable rise in the cost of living has fuelled public anger and protests. The scheduled introduction of a Government Services Tax in April 2014 is set to further escalate the cost of goods. Public corruption, scandals, the lavish lifestyle of ministers and cohorts, and a lack of accountability have all severely damaged the Government's record and the economy in a resource-rich nation. In this volatile mix of rising prices and protests, on top of the 'Allah' controversy, Christians are concerned. The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM), in a statement last week, observed: "What we are witnessing is the mad scramble by any and every group to grab media attention… [but] the Christian community remains undaunted in the face of these and no doubt future incidents of this nature." Rev. Dr Eu Hong Seng, chairman of the CFM, added: "We look to the courts of this land to protect, preserve and defend principles of our Federal Constitution." Christians meanwhile have taken succour from progressive Muslim groups such as Sisters of Islam, which rallied to their support, distributing flowers outside a church where Islamists had planned to protest. For this act of solidarity, conservative Islamists demanded their arrests.
Other Muslim protagonists, such as Azmi Sharom, an outspoken law lecturer, point out that nowhere in the Qur'an does it say that 'Allah' is exclusive to Muslims. "Is [Islam] a religion that is so small in its worldview that it can approve of one community claiming the term for God for itself? Is Islam so lacking in common decency and compassion?" he said. Meanwhile, the former Law Minister Zaid Ibrahim blogged: "The unwillingness of UMNO leaders to find a peaceful solution to the 'Allah' issue is a clear sign of the march towards authoritarian rule. Invoking the name of God is just a ruse to gain support for a new dictatorship." The wearer of the T-shirt posed a fundamental question. The ball is now in the court of the Malaysian Government to openly demonstrate that it subscribes to the ethos of its own Constitution, its own 10-point resolution, and that it will uphold freedom of religion for all. Related: Islamic authorities' raid on Malaysian Bible Society questioned by state government. Malaysia's 'Allah' ruling widely criticised. * Churches campaign ahead of Malaysia elections. Malaysia Set to Rule on Use of 'Allah' among Non-Muslims. UK Parliament is told Christianity is 'most persecuted religion'. UK Parliament is told Christianity is 'most persecuted religion', Published: December 04, 2013. MPs also hear that one Christian is killed every 11 minutes. Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on google_plusone_shareShare on redditMore Sharing Services. The Bishop Moussa Coptic Church in Minya was destroyted by pro-Morsi supporters in Egypt, many of whom blamed Christians for his overthrow.The Bishop Moussa Coptic Church in Minya was destroyted by pro-Morsi supporters in Egypt, many of whom blamed Christians for his overthrow. David Degner, Getty Images. The plight of Christians around the world was discussed in a three-hour debate at the Houses of Parliament in London yesterday. Members of the House of Commons were told that the persecution of Christians is increasing, that one Christian is killed around every 11 minutes around the world, and that Christianity is the "most persecuted religion globally". A long list of countries in which life as a Christian is most difficult was discussed, including Syria, North Korea, Eritrea, Nigeria, Iraq and Egypt. MP Jim Shannon said the persecution of Christians is "the biggest story in the world that has never been told". He said that although the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, there are many countries in which these rights are not given. Shannon alleged that 200 million Christians will be persecuted for their faith this year, while he said that 500 million live in "dangerous neighbourhoods". He added that in Syria Christians are "caught between opposing sides in the conflict", and mentioned the "specific targeting" of Christian-dominated locations, such as Sadad and Maaloula. MP Sammy Wilson said that in Syria, "50,000 Christians have been cleared from the city of Homs", while in Sudan two million Christians were killed by the regime over a 30-year period. He added: "Within the last month, hundreds of people, from Nigeria to Eritrea to Kazakhstan to China, have been arrested and put in prison simply because of their faith, and when they go into prison they are denied due process. They are denied access to lawyers. They are sometimes even denied knowledge of the charges facing them. They can languish in prison for a long time and in horrible conditions… This is not only happening in Muslim countries. From Morocco to Pakistan, Christians in Muslim countries are under threat, but it happens elsewhere too." The recent comments of Baroness Warsi at a lecture in Washington were echoed, including her assertion that "the parts of the world where Christianity first spread is now seeing large sections of the Christian community leaving, and those that are remaining feeling persecuted". MP Nigel Dodds said that the "persecution of Christians is not new", but that it is "staggering" how many Christians are killed today. In Iraq, he noted the words of Canon Andrew White, who had said that Christians are "frightened even to walk to church because they might come under attack. All the churches are targets… We used to have 1.5 million Christians, now we have probably only 200,000 left… There are more Iraqi Christians in Chicago than there are here". Sir Edward Leigh said the remaining number of Christians in Iraq was likely to be closer to 600,000, but that this was still a shocking figure and that "things have become much worse since the invasion". "Within the last month, hundreds of people, from Nigeria to Eritrea to Kazakhstan to China, have been arrested and put in prison simply because of their faith." MP Sammy Wilson. MP Rehman Chishti said: "I come from a Muslim background, and my father was an imam… I know it is absolutely right and proper to have a debate on the subject". He called the persecution "completely and utterly unacceptable" and "a very sad state of affairs". He also quoted his "good friend" the former Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali: "He told me that the persecution of Christians was taking place in more than 130 of the 190 countries in the world at the moment". During the debate, the oppression experienced by Christians in China and Malaysia were also highlighted and outlined. As the British Prime Minister is currently in China, MP David Rutley raised the issue of the sizeable Christian community in China, and asked about the potential establishment of a deeper inter-faith dialogue to engage the Chinese authorities with Christian groups. Meanwhile, a UK-based organisation has claimed that the number of countries posing an extreme risk to the human rights of their populations has risen by 70 per cent in the past five years. Risk analysis company Maplecroft (which researched 197 countries for its annual Human Rights Risk Atlas 2014) says that since 2008 the number has risen steeply from 20 to 34, predominantly comprised of countries in the Middle East and Africa. Syria tops the list, followed by Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:43. Syria: Survivor Recounts How Terrorists Beheaded a Youth on Homs-Marmarita Road. #TEHRAN ( #FNA) Terrorists opened fire on a car on the Homs-Marmarita road on Tuesday night and then attacked the two passengers, beheading one of them. Firas Badr Nader, who survived the attack, told SANA's correspondent at Al-Bassel Hospital in Tartous that he and his friend Fadi Michael Matta were coming back from work in a hotel in Homs when five terrorists intercepted them and opened fire on the car. Nader said that he was shot and lost control of the car, causing it to crash, and as the terrorists approached the car he played dead, and then the terrorist dragged him and his friend out of the car and tied the latter's hands. He then heard one of the terrorists instructing one of his accomplices to "slit his throat" at which point they decapitated Matta, then they stole all the documents and money they had and fled after trying to burn the car and failing. After he was sure that the terrorists had left, Nader opened his eyes and saw that Matta was lying down covered in blood and decapitated. He said he ran until he reached a friend's house in al-Meshtaye area where he called the authorities, and an ambulance arrived soon at the scene of the crime and transported Nader to Al-Bassel Hospital and took Matta's body to a hospital in Marmarita. Catching Our Eye. Kazakh pastor's trial begins. The trial against 67-year-old Kazakh pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev has started, eight months after his incarceration for allegedly "harming the health" of a member of his congregation. The pastor has also been accused of inciting hatred, propagating extremism and leading an organisation that harms others. If found guilty, he could face a lengthy prison term. Kashkumbayev denied all charges against him at a court hearing in Astana, the capital, on Jan. 22. The trial was adjourned until Jan. 31 to allow Kashkumbayev's lawyer some time to study the case materials. Catching Our Eye. This is the place where we post news updates, quick takes, and links to items of interest around the web. Bookmark this page and visit regularly to see what's Catching Our Eye. Kazakh pastor's trial begins. The trial against 67-year-old Kazakh pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev has started, eight months after his incarceration for allegedly "harming the health" of a member of his congregation. The pastor has also been accused of inciting hatred, propagating extremism and leading an organisation that harms others. If found guilty, he could face a lengthy prison term. Kashkumbayev denied all charges against him at a court hearing in Astana, the capital, on Jan. 22. The trial was adjourned until Jan. 31 to allow Kashkumbayev's lawyer some time to study the case materials. Source: Forum 18. Syrian Christian beheaded, A Christian man was beheaded last week as he drove home from work in Homs, reports Fars News. Fides confirms that Fadi Matanius Mattah, 34, was killed and his friend Firas Nader, 29, was wounded as armed jihadists opened fire on their car. A priest told Fides that, noting that Fadi was wearing a cross around his neck, they beheaded him. Afghan atheist scared of going home. An Afghan atheist has been granted asylum in the UK for 'religious' reasons, reports the BBC. Brought up a Muslim, the man has become an atheist after six years in the UK and claims he would face persecution and possibly a death sentence if he returned home. It is believed to be the first time someone has been granted asylum in the UK on the basis of their atheism. CAR crisis 'far from over' The crisis in the Central African Republic is far from over, despite the resignation of President Michel Djotodia, according to a local Catholic archbishop. "The shooting has ceased, but the tensions are still there," said Nestor Desire Nongo-Aziagbia, archbishop of Bossangoa. "Resignation is a first step towards solving the crisis." The archbishop added that politicians must now elect someone to "bring the people together". Nearly one million people have been displaced since the beginning of the conflict in March. More than 100,000 are camped at Bangui's airport, while others are sleeping in churches and mosques. Source: RNS. CAR President Djotodia resigns. Central African Republic's first Muslim president Michel Djotodia has resigned from office at a regional summit aimed at ending the violence that has engulfed the country. Djotodia took power from former president Francois Bozizé in a coup in March last year, as head of the now-disbanded Séléka rebel forces. Séléka forces were accused of gross human rights abuses, including mass rape and murder, and of specifically targeting Christians. Violence has continued between the disbanded group and self-defence militias named anti-Balaka (anti-Machete). Christians had protested for Djotodia's removal from power before Christmas. Catching Our Eye. This is the place where we post news updates, quick takes, and links to items of interest around the web. Bookmark this page and visit regularly to see what's Catching Our Eye. Herald boss investigated over 'Allah'. The director of Malaysia's Catholic Herald newspaper, at the centre of the storm regarding Christians' use of the word 'Allah', is being investigated for comments made in an article on December 27 claiming Catholics have a right to use the word. Lawrence Andrew, who is also a Catholic priest, is being investigated for "sedition", reports Fides. This follows the seizure by the country's top Islamic authority, alongside police, of more than 330 Malaysian bibles from the Malaysian Bible Society last week because they used the word 'Allah' for God. The Islamic Religious Department claims the use of the word 'Allah' should be reserved for Muslims alone. In a separate development, the Malaysian government has moved to ban the country's leading coalition of 54 human rights NGOs, COMANGO, which reported to the UN Human Rights' Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2013. The government says most of these NGOs are 'un-Islamic' and un-registered. COMANGO says as a coalition entity, it is not itself bound by registration legislation. During the UPR, COMANGO called for its government to sign the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, of which Article 18 is about the rights of religious freedom. A representative of the Malaysian government defended its religious restrictions, saying they are in the interests of public order. Vatican to hold peace talks. The Vatican has scheduled a meeting for Jan. 13 to discuss the potential for a cease-fire in Syria, ahead of UN-backed peace talks in Geneva, planned to start on Jan. 24. Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo told Vatican Radio that a cessation of hostilities was vital "in order to allow humanitarian aid, to create humanitarian corridors that at the moment don't exist, and the cessation of persecution against Christians and so-called interreligious martyrdom". He said that Syria's Christians fear they are being targeted systematically by Islamist rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Vatican said Egyptian politician Mohamed El Baradei and American economist Jeffrey Sachs will attend the meeting. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has also been invited. 30 killed in Plateau State violence. Around 30 people were killed and 25 others injured on Jan. 7 during an attack in Plateau State, in Central Nigeria. More than 40 houses were burnt down during the attack, which local media blamed on Fulani herdsmen. Much of the violence is blamed on land disputes between mainly Muslim Fulani herdsmen and the mainly Christian Berom farmers, reports the BBC, in the area where Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north meets its Christian-majority south. Nanle Church update: 11 released. A number of Christians from Nanle County Church in Henan Province, China, have been released after almost two months in custody, although 13 are still being detained. Twenty-four church members were arrested in mid-November, including five church leaders, after a dispute over a piece of land on which the group hoped to build a new church. Source: China Aid. Iranian convert jailed for evangelism. An Iranian Christian convert has been sentenced to one year in prison for charges including evangelism. Hossein Saketi Aramsari was tried at the Revolutionary Court in Karaj, near Tehran. He was arrested in July of last year. Source: Mohabat News. Catching Our Eye. This is the place where we post news updates, quick takes, and links to items of interest around the web. Bookmark this page and visit regularly to see what's Catching Our Eye. Egypt's President visits church. Egypt's President has attended Christmas celebrations at Cairo's Orthodox Cathedral: reported to be the first time in history that the President has done so. The gesture of solidarity comes at a poignant time for Egypt's 10% Christian minority, who last year experienced their worst violence, at the hands of lslamists, for hundreds of years. (Source: RFI) Freed priest returns to France. Georges Vandenbeusch, the French priest held hostage for nearly seven weeks in Cameroon, returned to France on New Year's Day. President Francois Hollande greeted the 42-year-old cleric at an Air Force base near Paris early on Jan. 1, after France Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius received him in the Cameroon capital of Yaounde. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram took responsibility for the kidnapping in November. Little has been revealed about the circumstances of his release, though the French government has said no ransom was paid. Source: BBc. Farsi speakers banned from church, A church in Tehran has become the latest to close its doors to Farsi speakers. St. Peter's Evangelical Church in the Iranian capital is preventing speakers of the country's official language from attending following pressure from government officials, reports Mohabat News. Armenians and Assyrians will be permitted to attend the church, but the IDs of all congregants will be passed on to the government, Mohabat adds. In May, the Central Assemblies of God church in Tehran was forced to cancel all services in the Farsi language or face permanent closure. Following this, Mansour Borji, advocacy officer for human-rights group Article 18, said: "I am certain that the AOG church in Tehran will not be the last. If the Iranian government manages to close this church, the few remaining churches that have Farsi-speaking services will follow." Iranian converts arrested. Five Iranian converts to Christianity were arrested while celebrating Christmas together in Tehran, reports Mohabat News. Ahmad Bazyar, Fagheh Nasrollahi, Mastaneh Rastegari, Amir-Hossein Ne'matollahi and another man with the surname of Hosseini were arrested on Christmas Eve at Mr. Hosseini's house and taken to an unknown location. Meanwhile Mohabat News reports that another Iranian Christian serving a six-year jail sentence in Karaj has written to the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights to complain after his family home was raided, with his wife and children at home. Behnam Irani wrote from prison: "[The] Islamic regime of Iran does not seem to be tired of persecuting the followers of non-Islamic faiths and is seeking to establish a religious dictatorship… Iranian authorities raided our homes and made the sweetness of Christmas bitter for us." More Christians arrested in Nanle. Several more members of Nanle County Church in Henan Province in China have been arrested, China Aid reports. those reportedly detained include the youngest daughter of Pastor Zhang Shaojie, who was himself one of the 24 church members arrested last month. Seven of the 24 were reportedly released, but the whereabouts of the remaining 17 is unknown and they have been denied access to a lawyer. Catching Our Eye. This is the place where we post news updates, quick takes, and links to items of interest around the web. Bookmark this page and visit regularly to see what's Catching Our Eye. One of 'worst ever' years for Copts. Egypt's Coptic Christians are undergoing some of the worst persecution of their 2000-year history, reports CBS News. in its flagship programme, '60 Minutes', CBS reports that Copts hoped Egypt's revolution would improve their fortunes, but instead the last year has been "one of their worst ever". CAR: Djotodia to speak to militias. Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia has offered to speak to the leaders of so-called "Christian" militias, reports the BBC, in attempt to deal with the worsening sectarian conflict. Speaking to French RFI radio, he said he was ready to "extend his hand". A former rebel leader, Djotodia became the Christian majority country's first Muslim leader after a coup in March. Meanwhile, the African Union has authorised increasing the number of troops deployed in the country to 6,000. An estimated 10 per cent of the CAR's 4.6 million population have fled their homes since the beginning of the violence. Lawyers begin hunger strike
Fifteen lawyers who have been prevented from seeing their clients – a group of 24 Chinese Christians arrested in Henan Province earlier this month – have started a hunger strike outside the Nanle County Public Security Bureau. China Aid reports that of the 24 Christians detained, seven have been released, but 17 remain in custody and have been denied permission to see their lawyers. It is still unclear on what charges they are being detained. Retired Iranian pastor jailed. A retired Iranian pastor has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.. rev. Vruir Avanessian, 61, who is of Armenian descent, was found guilty on Dec. 5 of anti-government activities and promotion of ideas contrary to the sanctity of the Islamic Republic of Iran. the pastor, who is reported to be unwell, has 20 days to appeal. Source: Mohabat News. Bishops arrested at Dalit protest. Bishops were arrested by police in India during a protest against the discrimination of the Christian Dalit minority. Archbishop Anil Couto of Delhi was among those arrested during the protest on Dec. 11. He and several other bishops were taken to a local police station and later released, reports UCA. Protestors were demanding a revamp of India's constitution, which guarantees a reservation of government jobs and places in educational institutions for underprivileged classes, but Christians and Muslims among these classes are denied such benefits on the grounds that their religions do not recognise the caste system.