The uptick in often lethal persecution of Christians in Muslim regions has caused many Christian leaders to appeal for aid. Canon Andrew White, the prominent minister known as the “Vicar of Baghdad” told Fox News in March, “If there is anything I can tell Americans it is that your fellow brothers and sisters are suffering, they are desperate for help,” he said. “And it is not just a matter of praying for peace. They need a lot – food, resources, clothes, everything. They need everything.”
White also went as far as to say that Christianity in Iraq, where it has been since the times of the apostles, is finished.
As Fox News reported:
“Thirty years ago, there were approximately 1.4 million Christians in Iraq. The number dwindled to around 1 million after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, and a year ago it was estimated that there were less than 250,000 left. Numbers have continued to decline as families flee, and today even approximate figures are difficult to obtain.”
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Dateline Kosovo, 05.01.2017: Was the infamous ISIS the first Islamic movement of its egregious kind? Maybe not. Kosovo begs to differ. Ever since NATO and the Clinton Administration engineered the Albanian Muslim takeover of Serbia’s ancient cradle of Christian Kosovo back in 1999, there have been over 150 Christian places of worship in Kosovo plundered, destroyed, burned down and trashed, as it is documented and reported by many sources, including those used for this article’s French documentary program aired in France, which is here reported from a French Catholic website. Numerous Serbian cultural sites in Kosovo were destroyed during and after the Kosovo War. According to the International Center for Transitional Justice, 155 Serbian Orthodox churches and monasteries were destroyed by Kosovo Albanian extremists between June 1999 and March 2004. Kosovo Serb communities and religious and cultural symbols were attacked by crowds of Albanians. Some of these locations were ostensibly under the protection of KFOR [Kosovo Protection Force sent in by NATO] at the time. During the March riots and violence, many dozens of Kosovo Serbians were killed. Among the targets of attack there was the property of cultural and architectural heritage of the Serb people, including 18 monuments of culture, all demolished, burnt or severely damaged. Some of that property was on the list of protected UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Since the NATO takeover of Kosovo after NATO’s victory over Serbia during a 3-month war in 1999, two-thirds of prewar Kosovo Serbs have fled Kosovo (in their hundreds of thousands). Only on the extreme northern edge of Kosovo, near the Serbian border, there is a Kosovo Serb city of Mitrovica where the last important political stronghold of non-Muslims in Kosovo is barely hanging on, with an extremely uncertain future.
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Relatives of victims of Palestinian terror attacks on Friday warned Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt — the two emissaries of US President Donald Trump charged with reviving direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations — that a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be impossible until it definitively ends both funding for the families of imprisoned terrorists and wider incitement against the Jewish state.
“This is madness,” Arnold Roth — whose 15-year-old daughter, Malki, was murdered along with 14 other people when a suicide bomber struck the Sbarro pizza restaurant in downtown Jerusalem on August 9, 2001 — told The Algemeiner.
“No progress towards peace will ever come if we tolerate the ongoing sanctification of terrorism by the Palestinian Arabs,” Roth said.
Roth was speaking following reports from Palestinian sources that PA President Mahmoud Abbas was said to have been “fuming” following a meeting with Kushner on Thursday during which American objections to the practice of “martyr payments” to terrorists and their families — to tune of $183 million annually — were raised.
In recent weeks, the Trump administration has sent out mixed signals regarding its policy on the payments. But after Thursday’s meeting with Kushner, one PA official complained to Haaretz that Kushner and his team “sounded like (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu’s advisers and not as honest mediators.”
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