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Senator Rand Paul Shames Media for Ignoring 'Worldwide War on Christianity'

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"Pew Research did a poll and it indicated that 21% of Egyptians, 15% of Jordanians ... 13% of Pakistani Muslims find terrorism acceptable, if not laudable... [I]f you add up the numbers in just three countries it's over 40 million Muslims [who] sympathize

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Gillian M (218)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 8:34 am
Senator Rand Paul noted in a speech , October 11th, 2013 at the Values Voter Summit that “Pew Research did a poll and it indicated that 21% of Egyptians, 15% of Jordanians … 13% of Pakistani Muslims find terrorism acceptable, if not laudable… [I]f you add up the numbers in just three countries it’s over 40 million Muslims [who] sympathize with violence against Christians. This shouldn’t be understated.” And indeed, if between just 10% and 13% of Muslims all across the Muslim world are devoted enough to their “prophet” and to Islam, that’s about 200 million antichrist soldiers ready to raise the banner of jihad for the cause of “Allah” and his “prophet” against a world of non-Muslims. Where have we heard that number before? …

Sen. Paul went on to describe how “[President Obama is] now arming Islamic rebels who are allied with Al Qaeda who attacked us on 9/11. Does that make any sense at all? American tax dollars should never be spent to prop up a war on Christianity, but that’s what’s happening now across the globe …”

Hadith Sahih Muslim 1:33, “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah …”

Qur’an Sura 8:39, “And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.”

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul spent Friday morning telling stories to conservatives about the persecution of Christians across the world.

“Today I want to tell you about a war the mainstream media is ignoring,” the Republican lawmaker said Friday during the Values Voter Summit in Washington. “From Boston to Zanzibar, there is a worldwide war on Christianity.”

“You won’t hear much about it on the evening news because the answer is not convenient and does not fit the narrative we have been told about radical Islam,” Paul added.

Paul also said President Obama”tries to gloss over who is attacking and killing Christians.”

“But the truth is, there is a worldwide war on Christians by a fanatical element of Islam,” Paul said.

“Ever since 9/11, commentators have tried to avoid pointing fingers at Islam,” he said. “While it is fair to point out that most Muslims are not committed to violence against Christians, this is not the whole truth and we should not let political correctness stand in the way of the truth.”

Examples referenced by Paul:
•Referencing an incident in Syria, Paul spoke of Islamic rebels storming into town and demanding everyone convert to Islam or die. “Sarkis el Zakhm stood up and answered them, ‘I am a Christian and if you want to kill me because I am a Christian, do it.’ Those were Sarkis last words.”

•“Elsewhere in Syria, Islamic rebels have filmed beheadings of their captives and celebrated by eating the heart of an enemy soldier,” Paul said. “Two Christian bishops have been kidnapped and one priest recently killed.”

•“In Zanzibar, a priest was shot in the head on his way to church by two Muslim youths,” Paul said. :A message by the Muslim Renewal said, ‘We thank our young men, trained in Somalia, for killing an infidel. Many more will die. We will burn homes and churches. We have not finished: at Easter, be prepared for disaster.’”

•Said Paul: “In Kenya, motorcycle assailants hurled bombs into a Christian church injuring 15 people including the pastor who had both of his legs broken.”

•“In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, three girls were beheaded on their way to their Christian school,” Paul said.

•“In Guinea this year a Muslim mob attacked and killed 95 Christians and injured 130,” he said.

•Paul said that, “In Egypt, 82 churches were recently attacked, leaving hundreds dead or wounded.”

•“In Cameroon, recently, two Christians who had converted from Islam were murdered,” Paul said.

•“In Iran, American pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned indefinitely, facing physical and psychological torture at the hands of his captors who have demanded that he renounce his faith,” he said.

•“In Libya, the country we freed from oppression, Benghazi militias raided a Christian church rounding up over a hundred Christians accusing them of being missionaries because they possessed Bibles and crosses,” Paul said. “Many were tortured and one Christian died while being tortured.”

•“In Pakistan, last week 75 Christians were killed and several hundred injured in a church bombing,” Paul said.

I have Just one extra information i would like to add:

There is no something called ‘radical islam’ and ‘non-radical islam’; Islam is Islam, Just ONE islam…

We never heard such terms in the middle east , the land of islam…
Western politicians invented those terms to appease the growing muslim population in their countries….As All muslims believe in just ONE Koran and just ONE prophet, so there is also one type of islam not two.

Yes, there are muslims who apply literally what’s in their ‘sacred’ texts and consequently become violent and full of hatred and racism against others…Other muslims don’t bother to apply what’s in their islamic texts, even some others ignore a lot about facts in these religious texts….

As all people of different religious or non-religious group, muslims can be good or bad according to the degree of their religious devotion, but islam itself is very evil.


Gillian M (218)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 8:35 am
Please go to the article to see the video.

Jay S (116)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 8:44 am
Dr. Jasser, a reformist Muslims (and facing constant death threats for even suggesting Islam should jettison its many verses of hate) said that an estimated 20% of all Muslims are Orthodox Practicing Muslims who believe in Islamic teachings and violent commands to the letter, so that is some 300 Million people!!! who believe Allah's commands to 'kill unbelievers wherever you find them'. All the nicer verses they are so wont to quote, they know, as does anyone who has studied islam, like I have, know, were all earlier verses and all were cancelled out by the more violent and hateful verses, and Mohammed's own life of debauchery, violence and banditry are a testament to those very teachings.

But, that said, even Muslims who claim to not believe in these teachings are either ignorant of them (and most Muslims have never read the Qur'an, let alone the hadith or sirah) or silently agree with them, because they are required to pay Zakat, the yearly so-called 'charitable' giving and Sharia law requires that a portion of that must go to those fighting Jihad, and it defines Jihad clearly as "war against all non-Muslims", So they are helping to fund all the daily Islamist atrocities around the world.

It is time people quit defending this ideology of hate and violence and started demanding that it reform and renounce all these barbaric things, but that would be admitting that it was wrong from the start, so that is not going to happen. So sad.

Carola May (20)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 8:45 am
Never thought I'd ever agree with much of what Paul says, but he is spot on with this! Shame them all.

Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:02 am
Roseann D: Your logic intrigues me so can I ask you a simple question? Because you do not like R Paul's party (who you say are "cretins") do you think it is OK for the people in the countries under scrutiny in this poll to carry on killing Christians or any others they do not agree with?

Beth S (330)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:31 am

Whether one likes Rand Paul's politics, there is a DEAFENING SILENCE on the horrible treatment of Christians in the Islamic world, as there is of the Buddhists by Muslims, as there is on the horrific treatment of Muslims and Sikhs by the arrogant superiority of Muslims.

I went to my doctor the other day who is from Kenya. She said, "No one, anywhere, is safe from Muslims" and I couldn't agree with her more.

Thanks for posting G.M.!

Stan B (123)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 1:12 pm
Why isn't President Obama demanding an end to the persecution of Christians in Muslim countries? He does claim to be one.
Bernard C. Game, set and match. I don't think Roseann D will reply to your question. Rabid liberals never have solutions to any problem: just more dumb dogma.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 1:43 pm
You can't reverse stupid. The ideology of Islam is political- the religious observances are rituals to indoctrinate and control the adherents

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:12 pm
It's time someone with influence spoke up. Unfortunately, for some it's too late. Yet, there are those who are working towards saving these lives. May Rand Paul's voice be heard to help many more.

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Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:01 pm

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:18 pm
Christianity is once again the whipping boy - and the Media voice is silent - as per normal - when this news is out and about.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 5:28 pm
We are living in a crazy world. Thanks.

Helen Porter (39)
Monday October 14, 2013, 12:45 am
I don't think any person should be persecuted for spiritual beliefs.


Gene J (290)
Monday October 14, 2013, 12:05 pm
Yesterday's Doonesbury cartoon talked about the, what he sees as irony, of the nations of the Arab Spring now experiencing what he called "buyer's remorse" with chaos in most of those states and Egypt back into a military dictatorship. He said because the people have come to despise their "freely elected" leaders. I don't think that is it at all, particularly in Egypt, which even under Mubarak has always been the most "western" of the Arab nations. What the youth rebelled for was greater freedom, greater personal freedoms, jobs, education. What they GOT was Sharia, which is far less than what they had. A few old men took all power and set back women hundreds of years. That is NOT what the youth of Egypt revolted over or for. So, yes, they would prefer a military dictatorship, albeit a relatively benevolent one that protects them AGAINST Sharia, than "democracy" if democracy means Sharia. I don't blame them. I'd feel the same way. No one is free under Sharia, at all, and everyone is subject to torture, murder and oppression at all times if any "pious" Muslim even thinks you are thinking thoughts of freedom. This isn't a war against Christianity, it is a war against everything that is not Sharia. I think all religions oppressive, Christianity as it is constituted today has NOTHING to do with Christ and what he taught. It, in it's adolescence was every bit as violent, bloody and repressive as Islam/Sharia is in its adolescence. Neither are the path this world needs follow to freedom of thought, life, liberty and equality if those are our goals, and they are mine. Freedom from religion is what is needed, not freedom of it. In my opinion.

John De Avalon (36)
Monday October 14, 2013, 1:02 pm
'Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.' It is wrong to appease injustice and persecution, no matter who the victim, no matter who the perpetrator.
Our leaders should speak out - and act.

Mike M (40)
Monday October 14, 2013, 3:00 pm
Well not to be a smart-ass I sure did not need Paul Rand to tell me this. If you pay any attention to broadcasts from the BBC or other foreign countries this is shown to be happening. If you run around a kill your own people it just shows what little regard for life you have.

pam w (139)
Monday October 14, 2013, 6:56 pm
AS USUAL--Gene makes an excellent point, reminding us that Islam is fundamentally incompatible with democracy. Islam seeks to control all facets of life--the personal, artistic, religious and societal. Islam permits no other point of view.

And democracy will NEVER be successful in Islamic nations. I know the world hoped for better but we can already see the conflict between an oppressive, mind-controlling system and democratic government.

Carol D (346)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 12:37 pm
*****Islam permits no other point of view.

This is a very interesting statement because in coincides with the view that Obama has today and has always had. The proof of it is in him trying to stop any Priests in the Military from saying Mass. Now that is about as clear as can be as to who Obama supports and who he does not support. Is it any wonder why he stays quiet against the hell that these Christians in other countries are going through from the Muslims!? He had admitted himself that he is a Muslim and he continues to financially support terrorists around the world financially. This is a very sad time for the US of America to have a leader that supports the most evil ideology on the face of this earth!! God Help Us All!!

Winn A (179)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 6:59 am
This man is mentally ill and is in serious need of counseling for a very long time. Until such time I suggest he gets out of public life altogether.

Angelene B (148)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 10:50 pm
There is no war on Christianity. Who comes up with this garbage?

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 11:23 pm
Ain't like Christians have not kill their share in the name of God! How long is THAT list?

Stan B (123)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 2:17 am
Angie B. " There is no war on Christianity." Which planet are you living on? Read the news before you post such nonsense.

Carol D (346)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 2:27 pm
Boy Angie.....Have you got a lot to learn yet at the age of 23 or WHAT!? May I suggests opening your eyes!? And possibly reading something other than liberal rags!?

Robert...And may I ask WHEN this happened!? You see the Christian community has become way more civilized today and has for a long time VS the Muslims who are STILL living the life of their criminal leader centuries ya think just maybe there may be quite a difference there!? And to use the logic of "Well they did it so this is OK" attitude is quite ignorant!
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