Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 12/14/2010

LastDayWatchers consider the results stemming from the illegal invasion by the Pawn of Satan as you watch

Islam's Christians

"The New York Times to its credit made the continued persecution of Iraq's Christian minorities its lead story in yesterday's paper. Amid bloodshed on a large scale in so many places, this may seem like a relatively minor, if unhappy, story. In fact, it raises questions about contemporary Islam's ability to coexist with non-Islamic peoples—in Iraq and elsewhere.

A spate of anti-Christian bombings and assassinations in Iraq culminated recently in the siege of a church, Our Lady of Salvation, which resulted in the death of 51 worshipers and two priests. Afterward, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki spoke with force and eloquence about the deaths: "The Christian is an Iraqi. He is the son of Iraq and from the depths of a civilization that we are proud of."

This is an important and accurate description of the Iraqi past. Some of these Christian minorities have coexisted with Islam in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East since the time of Jesus. Some still speak Aramaic, the ancient language of Christ.

With the rise of radical Islam, this tradition of peaceful and productive coexistence has been displaced by a practice of religious cleansing. It is estimated that of the 100,000 Christians who once lived in Mosul, Iraq, only some 5,000 are still there. In Egypt, Coptic Christians have been brutalized. Assaults on churches increase around Easter or Christmas, as worshipers attempt to observe holy days.

For years, the Vatican has worked to restore what Pope Benedict XVI has called a modus vivendi between modern reason and faith. But for all these good-faith efforts, there has been little progress. The Vatican's Islamic counterparts either cannot sustain initiatives on behalf of moderation and tolerance, or they receive no political support from their own countries.

Living amid an overwhelmingly large majority, the small Christian sects pose no conceivable threat to Islamic hegemony. One can only conclude that they are attacked merely because they exist amid Islamic majorities. The implications of watching a strain of Islam show that it cannot coexist with others extend well beyond the borders of Iraq."

As God curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations continues

Roadside bombs kills 3 and wound 32 in Iraq

"Two roadside bombs targeting Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq killed three people and wounded at least 32 others on Tuesday ahead of a Shi'ite religious event, Interior Ministry and police sources said.

One of the blasts struck a Shi'ite procession in the Ghazaliya district of western Baghdad, killing three and wounding 18, the interior ministry source said.

A police source put the toll at three dead and 19 wounded.

The other bomb exploded near a procession in the town of Khalis, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, and wounded 14, the Diyala province security operations centre said.

Attacks against Shi'ites have been rising ahead of the religious event of Ashura on Friday. Ashura commemorates the death of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in 680 and defines Shi'ism and its rift with Sunni Islam.

On Monday, four people were killed and 17 wounded by a suicide bomber who blew himself up near a group of Shi'ite pilgrims in a town northeast of Baghdad, whilst earlier this month, a series of explosions -- two of them targeting Iranian pilgrims -- killed a total of 13 people and wounded at least 80."

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The fall of the Shah and a missed moment

"The inquest headed by a senior diplomat, Nicholas Browne, took a year to reach its conclusions. Until now, the 90-page document – marked “secret and confidential” – has been one of the more closely guarded papers in the FCO archive. But it has been seen by the Financial Times and is about to be published under Britain’s 30-year rule, whereby classified documents are released three decades after they were drawn up.

The appearance of a 30-year-old document may not seem much cause for excitement a time when the US is reeling from the publication, via WikiLeaks, of diplomatic cables composed as recently as 10 months ago. Yet the book-length document not only amounts to one of the few internal inquiries that Britain’s foreign office has conducted into a policy failure. It is also striking how devastating its criticism is of UK diplomacy.

*** Note *** I made this comment about the the "Islam's Christians" which appeared in the Wall Street Journal opinion review & outlook section

"This "Opinion" misses the mark when it implies the "persecution of Iraq's Christian minorities " is a result to "the rise of radical Islam" because even the article have to confess that Christians "coexisted with Islam in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East since the time of Jesus"

It would have been more accurate to say the "Rise" is a result stemming from the ILLEGAL INVASION!"

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