Consider this paragraph:
“I would die in the name of my religion and if someone has committed blasphemy, then they are not forgiven,” said Shawkat Ali, a 62-year-old farmer. If the supreme court has some faith in religion and if they are Muslims, they should execute her.”
Those words are from a former neighbor of Asia Bibi in the village where she once lived. They represent the Islamic zeal that is rampant in Pakistan and many other Muslim countries.
Christians in Pakistan continue to endure regular attacks and threats, and have been living in fear particularly since Asia Bibi was acquitted. This past Christmas, there was tight security at Pakistan’s churches to guard against reprisal attacks over Bibi. Muslims still seek to kill her over the invented charges of blasphemy that had her in prison on death row for eight years, and as they cannot find her, other Christians are facing their wrath.
When Pakistan first elected Prime Minister Imran Khan in August, he came out forcefully in defense of Pakistan’s infamous blasphemy laws. Khan vowed to take the matter of blasphemy to the United Nations, saying that few in the West understood the pain caused to Muslims by such speech. Meanwhile, the West is increasingly succumbing to Islamic blasphemy laws. Twitter has even begun sending messages out to numerous counter-jihadists, informing them that they are in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.
Most alarming is that the UK has refused to offer asylum to Asia Bibi for fear of “unrest” from Muslims. It has also become “Islamophobic” and even a criminal offence to criticize Islam in the once-free West. For example: the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Western free speech ended with the “right of others to have their religious feelings protected” in the case of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who supposedly offended Islam by noting correctly that Islamic sources say Muhammad married a prepubescent child. Canada’s anti-Islamophobia motion M-103 aims to “monitor citizens for compliance” and “take action” against those deemed to be “Islamophobic.”
Asia Bibi’s former neighbor asked the question “how can we forgive her” for something Asia Bibi never did; that very question is now being asked in Western societies of those who tell the truth about the global jihad.
Normally, this time of the year, the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris has a festive air with Christmas decorations and happy shoppers looking for last minute presents. This season, however, what the French like to boast about as “the most beautiful avenue in the world” looks more like a war zone. The reason is the phenomenon labeled “les gilets jaunes” or “yellow vests”, a movement that started as a protest against an increase in the price of diesel and quickly galumphed towards an all-out attack on the French political system.
At first glance one might say: we have been there, done that and bought the T-shirt!
Setting fire to parked cars and city dustbins, shattering shop windows and looting stores are old tactics of French protest movements, as witnessed on numerous occasions, most recently 2003 and 2005.
However, the current uprising, now in its sixth week, is different from previous protests for a number of reasons.
A NEW wave of “cyber warfare” is using “mass surveillance” to “actively disrupt the communication of protesters and dissidents” in Iran and “promote terrorism” across the globe, an explosive document has claimed.
This is precisely why Islamic supremacists must never be appeased nor tolerated. They are fascist and expansionist, and while the abuse to which they subject their own people is atrocious enough, these abuses do not stop at their borders.
“I am sad – he concludes – for the victims, but also because my religion is hostage in the hands of ignorant people full of hatred.”
Imam Drouiche insists that Islam itself is innocent of hatred and violence. His religion is held “hostage” by these crazy extremists — “ignorant people full of hatred.” He doesn’t dare permit himself to study the remarks made by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-described caliph of the Islamic State, or the broadcasts of Anwar al-Awlaki, on the Qur’anic commands that they urged their followers to carry out. That would upset him too much, and he wants to continue to believe that his religion “is hostage in the hands of ignorant people full of hatred.” But those “ignorant people” he deplores are not ignorant of the Qur’an; they know it very well. And they are “full of hatred” toward Unbelievers because the Qur’an has instructed them to be so. In how many verses are Muslims instructed to fight against Christians and Jews, to “smite the necks” of the Unbelievers, to “fight them” wherever Muslims find them, to “strike terror” in their hearts? Muslims are instructed, too, not to take Christians and Jews as friends, for they are friends only with each other. And when Muslims are told, in the Qur’an, that they are the “best of people” and non-Muslims are “the most vile of created beings,” why would they not believe it? It’s the word of God.
Central African Republic: As many as 42 people — mostly Christian women — “were hacked to death … after suspected Islamist rebels attacked a group of civilians in the central town of Bria” between September 4-5. Some died by machete, others by gunshot. At least one of the butchered women was pregnant. “They [Seleka militants] don’t want to see any Christians here,” one church leader said. “Christians never go to town…. They have barricaded all roads, and if you venture out, you are at your own peril. We Christians have nothing else to do, no food to eat, no place to go. We rely only on prayers. Please pray for us!”
Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Muslim militants slaughtered as many as 40 people in the Christian town of Beni. According to one report:
“… the assailants, in great number, attacked the city by surprise at around 5.30pm … They fired light and heavy weapons, and targeted residential areas, causing panic among the inhabitants… Eyewitnesses said some of the victims were killed with machetes, while an undetermined number of others were injured. According to a local pastor, at least 27 victims have been identified as members of local churches.”
A week earlier, on September 18, the same extremists murdered a Christian grandmother and injured four of her grandchildren. “These rebels who call themselves the Muslim Defense International also hit near our base in Ngadi three times,” said an aid worker. According to the report, the group “has operated in the region since 1995, has been blamed for hundreds of civilian deaths over the past four years and of trying to uproot Christians from north-eastern DRC through attacks, rape, looting, kidnap and murder.”