According to British media, London is now more dangerous than New York City. According to crime statistics, crime across the U.K. was up 13%, with much of it in London.
Rape, robbery, Acid attacks, honor killings and violent offenses have surged dramatically. Figures like these have risen in many European countries, with Sweden becoming “Europe’s rape capital,” Germany’s steep rise in violent and crimes, and Paris’s frequent terror attacks.
On March 8, three members of an Assyrian Christian family — Dr. Hisham Maskoni, his wife, Dr. Shadha Malik Dano, and her elderly mother — were stabbed to death in their home in Baghdad. The two doctors, who had left Iraq, the country of their birth, in 2003, returned five years ago to work at St. Raphael Hospital in the capital.
The victims, who lived in a neighborhood controlled by a Shiite militia, had been tortured, according to Ashur Sargon Eskrya, president of the Assyrian Aid Society-Iraq, in an interview with Gatestone.
Eskrya also said that the motive behind the killings — as in the case of an innocent Christian killed in Baghdad in February — had not been established, and that so far, no suspects have been arrested. “These murders,” he added, “are giving us yet another signal that there is no place for Assyrian Christians in Iraq.”
An indigenous people of the Middle East, Assyrians have been targeted and murdered over the centuries for their religion and ethnicity. Yet they were once the rulers of the ancient Assyrian Empire. The traditional Assyrian homeland contains parts of Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq.
“No to freezing a single letter from the Koran, and those calling for this can go to hell.”
Shuman also said: “What those who issued this call think are verses calling for their killing are in reality verses of peace,” claiming that the Qur’an only calls for fighting in self-defense. He seems to have forgotten about passages such as 8:39, which calls upon Muslims to fight until “religion is all for Allah,” and 9:29, which calls upon Muslims to fight and subjugate the “People of the Book,” solely because they are not Muslims.
Nor does Shuman explain why so very many Muslims seem to misunderstand these verses calling for killing as…verses calling for killing, such that there have been over 32,000 jihad attacks around the world since 9/11.