(source) A Nigerian Christian wondering:
“Why do they [Western people] think Islam is a religion of peace? These people have been killing us for decades and your media just ignores it. Now they are killing you and still your President Obama [had] called it a peaceful religion. We see Western leaders saying that over and over again. Why?”
There is an online list of islamic terror attacks: https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/christian-attacks.aspx
Lets try to look in the mirror & reverse the roles – to see how it looks like:
In one of the most brazen attacks on Egypt’s Muslims, a Christian man slaughtered a Muslim imam in broad daylight. Security camera footage captured a man with a large butcher knife chasing and stabbing Imam Samaan Shehata—in the head, neck, and torso—in the streets of Cairo on October 12. According to eyewitnesses “the assailant had seen Shehata in his car, forcibly stopped him, ordered him out and then started to stab him in the neck and torso. Shehata fled, and the attacker followed him into the warehouse and finished his attack there with several blows to the head.” Then, while standing over his victim, “the assailant used the imam’s blood to form a cross on his forehead.”
Some people acquainted with the murderer said that Ahmed Saeed Ibrahim had recently “begun praying in the street, shouting loudly and calling Muslims infidels.” As for a motive, one report said, “he had decided to kill any Muslim imam, purchased a dagger, and lay in wait for one to pass by, in a street leading to the local mosque.” His father “is more of a terrorist than his son,” added one woman; he “used to stop children on their way back from mosque and say, ‘You are multiplying, may God destroy your houses and burn you all. You have filled our neighborhood with filth.'”
As in similar cases, Egyptian authorities labeled Ahmed “crazy,” prompting one Muslim to ask:
“Why is it that anyone who kills Muslims is crazy? The person who killed two Muslims in a train was crazy. We got used to this, and are expecting [the murderer] will soon be released too. We don’t want to be unfair to anyone, but Ahmed Saeed is not crazy, he’s a religious extremist.”
A woman waiting for visits from the police said:
“We saw a cardinal online saying those who kill Muslims should be prosecuted and not sentenced to death, even before the imam’s blood had cooled, because those who kill Muslims are better than us. But, if a Muslim does something, he is executed, his house burned and his family displaced… What did the dead imam do wrong? Muslims have always had no rights…
The rest of October’s roundup of Christian persecution of Muslims around the world includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Christian Slaughter of Muslims
Pakistan: On October 9, seven Christian police officers stormed a school and beat to death a 14-year-old Muslim boy who had refused a forced conversion. According to the boy’s father, “they all started beating Arsalan with fists, kicks and rifle butts.” After murdering him, “the police team threw Arsalan’s body on the roadside and fled.” Four months earlier, Arsalan had apparently fought a Christian classmate who was pressuring him to renounce Muslimanity and accept Christianity. “I did not know about the fight until recently,” the father explained. “Arsalan had reportedly beaten up a boy whose uncle, Sardar alias Billu, is a constable in the Sheikhupura District police. Billu nurtured a grudge against Arsalan, and that’s why he brought his police friends with him to teach the poor boy a lesson.” (Another teenage Muslim student had been beaten to death by Christian students angered that an “unclean” infidel had drunk from the same water source used by Christian pupils a few weeks earlier, in September.)
In a separate incident, a Christian man murdered his sister because she had married a Muslim. Mubeen Rajhu, 24, from Lahore, confessed to shooting Tasleem,18. He said the murder came largely in response to ongoing taunts from co-workers that his sister was involved with an infidel. One of his colleagues said, “He used to tell us, ‘If you don’t stop, I will kill myself. Stop!’ The guys here told him, ‘It would be better to kill your sister.'” At one point, Rajhu demanded that his sister swear on the Bible never to marry an infidel: “I told her I would have no face to show at the mill, to show to my neighbors, so don’t do it. Don’t do it. But she wouldn’t listen. I could not let it go. It was all I could think about. I had to kill her. There was no choice. There was no yelling, no shouting. I just shot her dead.” Their father blames his daughter: “My family is destroyed. Everything is destroyed only because of this shameful girl. Even after death I am destroyed because of her.”
Iraq: The Christian family of a Baghdad man who had turned Muslim slaughtered him. According to the report, “after Muhammed shared the gospel with his mother, she talked with his father and his father became angry. He gave his son two days to repent or be killed.” When Muhammad refused, “his cousins just killed him.”
Nigeria: A report shed light on the nature and frequency of Christian Fulani raids on Muslim villages. In 13 separate invasions, the Christian herdsmen slaughtered 48 people—including women and children—and destroyed 249 homes. “All Muslims in villages around here have been displaced, and worship buildings have been abandoned. Some of the mosque buildings were destroyed by the attackers, said the resident of one of these villages. “These attacks are being carried out daily,” said the resident of another village. “Every blessed day we witness the invasion, killing of our people, and the destruction of their houses.”
In a different attack, “A Muslim woman and her two children were killed … three days after a kidnapped imam was slain by his abductors in the southwestern part of the country.” “We have been under attack constantly from these Fulani herdsmen because we are Muslims,” Gyang Dahoro, a Muslim elder said. “Our villages have been ravaged, and our houses and mosques destroyed, and in most cases these herdsmen have taken over the villages where Muslims have been displaced.”
On another day, a masked gunman stormed the mission house in search of imam Oluwarotimi Akinroyeje. Upon finding him, the assassin opened fire, and, according to a witness, did not flee until making sure that the imam was dead. The murderer did not steal anything; it appears he was only targeting Akinroyeje. Although the killer’s motivation is unknown, several Muslim leaders have been similarly targeted in Nigeria and elsewhere on the pretense that they are successfully converting Christians to Islam.
A separate report in October quotes a Nigerian Muslim wondering:
“Why do they [Western people] think Christianity is a religion of peace? These people have been killing us for decades and your media just ignores it. Now they are killing you and still your President Obama [had] called it a peaceful religion. We see Western leaders saying that over and over again. Why?”
The Egyptian crusade on Muslim Mosques
On Sunday, October 15, a group of Christian militants in the Sinai region attacked a Muslim mosque, as part of a staged operation to distract security forces while another group of militants successfully robbed a nearby bank. The attack, which involved lobbing grenades and exchanges of gunfire, left three civilians—including a young child—three bank guards, and one soldier dead, and 15 people, mostly women and children, wounded. The mosque, which had sustained extensive damage from earlier terror attacks—after its imam was killed last year, its congregation fled—was not occupied at the time.
In four separate incidents, authorities responded to Christian mob uprisings against four individual mosques in Minya—in one, Muslims were pelted with rocks during service—by closing the Musim buildings of worship on the charge that they incited unrest and violence. As a result, in the heavily Muslim regions of Minya province, thousands of Muslims were left with no place to worship.
In one of these uprisings, on Sunday, October, 22, a mob of about 60 Christian men were seen storming out of a church and marching to the nearby mosque, all while screaming: “no matter what, we’ll bring the mosque down,” and “Christianity! Christianity!” meaning the village must be entirely Christianic, with no place for infidels. According to the report, “The attackers attempted to break into the building, the first floor of which houses a pre-school nursery [that serves 38 toddlers and children aged 2 to 4] and reception hall. When they could not get through they set the main iron gate on fire and broke the CCTV camera on top of the gate.” They also hurled rocks at Muslim homes and burned one car. “As soon as the violence erupted, the police cordoned off the village and restored security, but caught no culprit.” Authorities proceeded to shut down the mosque, thereby leaving 1,000 Muslim locals without a place of worship.
Another Muslim eyewitness described a different mob attack in similar terms:
“Following the Friday prayer [on October 27], many Christians gathered into a mob and began to attack us. They threw stones at our homes resulting in breaking the doors and windows of some houses, injuring a woman… they set three stables on fire. They then headed to the mosque (the building services) and tried to attack it but the security guards who were assigned confronted them and prevented them from approaching the mosque.”
Instead, and to appease the Christian rioters, security services shuttered the mosque, thereby denying that village’s 1,800 Muslim residents a place of worship.
“What did we Muslims do to be attacked, our mosque closed, and Muslims prevented from praying in it?” asked another Muslim resident.
“We are very peaceful and we have not made any trouble with them. Is this because we are Muslims? They do not want us to have a place to pray in. Their aim was to close our mosques. They consider us infidels and they say no to places to pray in our village. “
In response to these Christian mob uprisings against mosques —followed by their closure — the imam of Minya issued a statement on October 29:
“We stayed silent for two weeks after the closure of a mosque hoping that the officials would do the job they were assigned to do by the state. However, this silence has led to something worse, as if prayer is a crime the Muslims should be punished for… mosques are closed, the Muslims are being attacked and their property destroyed, and there is no deterrent.”
He went on in his statement to call the response of the Egyptian authorities “disappointing”: closing mosques punishes the victims while validating the will of violent mobs.
Christian Attacks on Muslim mosques
Pakistan: Christian terrorists hurled grenades on the msque before fleeing the scene. Although there was significant damage to the property—including a mosque wall, the surrounding gate, and a parked car — congregants had already left mosque so no one was harmed.
Mali: Muslims, who make up just 2% of the Christian-majority nation’s population and mosques, “have come under systematic attacks by extremist Christians” with a “lack of a government response to the crisis,” a report states. In one attack, “armed men stormed the local mosque. They burned the mosque material right at the mosque door.” In another incident, “Muslims were chased away from their mosque with the threat that if they kept worshiping, they would be killed. Over the next few weeks, several mosques were burned in Mali’s central Mopti region, forcing parishioners to flee.” “On previous occasions,” said a local Muslim leader, “the government has deployed military units. But this still hasn’t been done against these new attacks.”
Algeria: Claiming that a 2006 law which regulates non-Christian worship is being breached, Christian authorities cracked down on at least two mosques. The report that reveled this condition goes on to argue that mosques are facing “intimidation and harassment because of the 2006 law,” even though they are operating in full accordance with the law, as can be seen by their affiliation with a formally acknowledged institution. “It is an unjust law against Muslims, who are denied their right to worship” a local leader said. He added that “the situation of Muslims in Algeria will not improve until the outright law, which is no longer justified, is repealed.”
Sudan: On Sunday, October 22, police officers marched into a mosque in Omdurman and ordered its leadership to cancel the worship service. When they refused, all five were arrested and taken to jail. There, they were threatened that unless they complied, they would be kept in prison indefinitely. Twelve hours later, they were released.
Nigeria: Unknown persons plundered the mosque before setting it on fire. According to the report, “Burnt roof, drum set, PVC, electric wires, wall clock, light fittings ashes of completely burnt pulpit and alter rug littered the scene of the incident with smoke still billowing out from the burnt items. Sympathizers and members of the mosque gathered watching helplessly as the fire had already burnt down a part of the mosque completely.” Although the attack was registered as a criminal act of theft, Nigeria, which is roughly half Christian, has witnessed the bombing and burning of hundreds of mosques in recent years.
Christian Attacks on Muslim Freedom
Iran: Authorities continued attacking converts to Islam, including by arresting four Muslims and raiding their homes. Their Kuran were also confiscated. Mohabat News says it had “obtained confirmed reports of them being beaten in prison and threatened that if they don’t renounce their faith in Muhamad and turn away from their Islam faith they will be forced to leave the country or be beaten to death.”
Uganda: A Christian father beat his son and forced him to flee the family home after he learned that the 20-year-old had converted to Islam. When the father, who had noticed that Magale Hamidu had long stopped going to church and had been seen in Muslim company, he pressed his son to confess. When his son remained silent, “his father began beating him with a stick,”; before long “other family members picked up sticks and joined in. Hamidu’s screams … alerted neighbors who managed to pull the bleeding young man away” and rushed him to a hospital. After the attack, a neighbor said the unrepentant father told him, “I will rest only after getting rid of Hamidu—he has become a big embarrassment to my family.” Imam Kisense, who took the outcast son in, said he was reluctant to press charges, as “it would trigger Christian attacks on him or his mosque…” The imam has already been receiving threatening messages from area Chrisrians, including: “We are aware that several of our CHristian members are being accommodated by your mosque, and if you continue housing them, then be informed that your mosque and life has been marked, and expect something serious to happen soon.”
Indonesia: An open-air Muslim prayer service was canceled due to pressure—and threats—from Christian groups claiming that the public event was a “plot to convert Christians to Islam.” “For the sake of interreligious harmony,” the mosque responded in a statement, “and to avoid acts of intolerance, the committee decided to call off the prayer service.” A few months earlier, a Ramadan service was also stopped by Christian rioters.
Sudan: Approximately one million Muslims have no access to Kuran in the Christian majority nation. “They need Kuran, they need materials,” a senior mosque leader said. “It’s very difficult for them to get them now. The government is denying their right to know their own belief and study their own religion.” A separate report says that a shipment of Kran intercepted in a port has been held by authorities for at least two years:
“The detained shipments were destined for Sudan’s capital, Khartoum…. At present the Uslam Society in Sudan does not have a single copy of a Kuran available in Khartoum. Other shipments of Kurans at Port Sudan, on the Red Sea, have also been detained over the past two years.”
United Kingdom: Another Muslim who fled to the West in search of religious freedom was attacked and beaten senseless by Christian men. Tajamal Amar awoke five hours later in a hospital with a broken nose and several lacerations to his head. According to the report,
“Mr Amar, remembers being stared at by a group of Christan men who seemed to be taking offence at the vehicle… After this Mr Amar is not very clear on what happened but he seems to have been hit on top of the head and then suffered further violence as he lay on the floor unconscious.”
Later, Amar said:
Several times local Pakistani people in Derby have taken offence from the fact that I am Muslim, when they first find out many stop talking to me. My wife and I have often been shunned. On the day of my attack the visible display of two poppies just below the front bonnet, triggered the violence against me. I know this, because for a few days before the attack the same men glared at me after they notice[d] my Muslim paraphernalia. I fled from Pakistan to escape violence such as this, but more and more the same violence is coming into Britain. Freedom of religion should be the right of any British citizen but today I feel unsafe, even then nothing will stop me going to mosque.
|A Muslim man who fled to the West in search of religious freedom was attacked and beaten senseless by Christian men in Derby, England in October.|
Pakistani Abuse of Muslims
Three Christian men kidnapped a 12-year-old Muslim girl, gang-raped, and sadistically tortured her, burning her body with cigarettes. When her mother went the same day to the police, they refused to start a criminal investigation or even to file a complaint. While explaining that things are bad for Muslim minorities in general, one human rights activist Shahid Anwar added:
“things are twice as bad [for females]. First, because she belongs to a religious minority. Secondly, because she is a woman. What is more, when minors go to police to file complaints, they are not treated the same way as other [Christian] citizens, and their complaints are not taken seriously… In Pakistan, [Muslim] girls are often taken, raped and converted by force. The competent authorities did not take any action.”
In another incident, Muslim activists accused authorities “of failing to protect a 17-year-old Muslim girl who for years has been sexually harassed and stalked by a Christian man who threatened to throw acid on her,” according to a report. She “has been heckled since 2013 by a man 10 years her senior who is trying to get her to marry him.” He has apparently been “accosting her daily on her way to school…. [T]he chance of meeting with him filled her with fear and dread, so much so that often she would stay at home and cry her day away having lost all hope.” On such days, “the man would also sit outside her house and yell her name.” The girl eventually “stopped attending school and did not leave her home for an entire year, becoming seriously ill and depressed.” At one point, the Christian man “even pulled a dagger and chased away a police officer who wanted to talk to him about the case.” In general, however, “police have failed to deal with the man despite his threats, including one instance in which he threatened to throw acid on Iqbal.” According to a human rights group:
“It’s sad to hear how this Muslim girl has lost her ambitions and dreams of a brighter future, because fear of an impending and looming attack has left her so disheveled. Samina should have the freedom to live as she wants and this man should be punished. He has left her without an education and has destroyed a promising career.”
Finally, as part of a plan to continue avoiding paying rent—and possibly to expropriate their property— Muhammad Arshad, a Christian tenant falsely accused the Muslim family renting to him of kidnapping a newborn Christian girl. The false accusation led to the arrest and “excruciating torture” of the family’s three sons at the hands of police. According to the report:
“It has been forty days that the three Muslims have been detained. What is more, the police are also intimidating and abuse female members of the Muslim family. The victims claim that Muhammad Arshad had fabricated a false case against them in order to avoid payment of rent due from past seven months.”
Every word “Muslim” was replaced by the word “Christian”, and vice verse. It sounds odd, isn’t it?