‘Palestinian’ Islamic Apartheid Persecution of Christians [Updated Aug. 2008]
Arab Muslim Palestinians’ Persecution of Christians
DHIMMITUDE, ISLAMIC APARTHEID
Arab “Palestinian” Christians have been suffering and STILL suffer from Arab “Palestinian” Muslim majority.
Just like the Arab Christian Lebanese in “Damour” (Yasir Arafat´s Planned Christian Genocide http://www.chretiens-et-juifs.org/article.php?voir%5B%5D=594&voir%5B%5D=3532 , Hobeika – Damour http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html), where “Palestinian” Muslims massacred Christians senselessly, which brought the reprisal by Arab Christians upon Arab “Palestinian” Muslims in Sabra & shatila.
The Islamization of Bethlehem that has started by Yasser Arafat has forced Christians out.
The “Palestinian” Christians are forced to join the senseless criminal violence against Israeli victims, otherwise they are threatened.
Some Arab “Palestinians” that might be Christian won’t admit the awful truth openly, that scared they are!
But some find courage to break the ranks like: http://shoebat.com/, a “Palestinian” Arab (former terrorist) who converted from Islam, terrorism, hatred & bloodshed to Christianity.Which is why he advocates now for Israel the real victim, exposes the lies and incitement he was exposed to while being Muslim.
Also see: http://arabsforisrael.com/
The truth about Christians in ‘Palestine’
Christian persecution by Arafat
The Islamization of Bethlehem by Yassir Arafat
Palestinian Authority’s Treatment of Christians
The Beleaguered Christians of the Palestinian-Controlled Areas, by …Palestinian Christians have suffered as dhimmis for centuries. …
Christians Fleeing Palestinian Controlled Areas In addition to the economic decline, there were several cases of physical attacks on Christians in Gaza, influenced by Islamist incitement against Israel …
Fact Sheets #59: Christians in the Palestinian Authority “The Islamic people want to kill us. That’s their principle and belief. … Relations between Palestinian Christians and Muslims have deteriorated in the …
Palestinian Christians: Victims, Not Partners
Human Events, Feb 16, 2004 by Spencer, Robert
E-mail Print Link This week the Chicago Tribune prefaced a series of articles on Islam, including one about how radical Muslims gained control of a large Chicago-area mosque, by reassuring readers that “Islam, the world’s fastest-growing religion, preaches tolerance, non-violence and respect for human life.”
But this week I interviewed Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist who has become a Christian and has recently been speaking out against jihad ideology. He confirmed something I discussed in Onward Muslim Soldiers: that this talk of tolerance and non-violence is often cultivated by radical Muslims as part of a larger tactical strategy.
Local Muslims say outreach needed Polls find negative view of Islam In the Palestinian Authority, this strategy involved the co-opting of the embattled Palestinian Christian minority into the larger jihadist agenda. With Christians, Shoebat explains “we saw a need for unity.” Palestinian Christians were happy to oblige. Most Palestinian Christians, says Shoebat, were “educated on Replacement Theology, in which God was done with Israel and Jews. They were in turn supportive of the Palestinian cause to liberate all Palestine.”
“Palestinians” burn Christian village (Published – 2005)
Sep 13, 2005 … World silent after Muslim gang attacks ‘Palestinian’ Christian village … “And if it’s not the members of Hamas or Islamic Jihad, …
Houses torched as Muslim -Christian tensions flare. AKI, 6 Sept 2005
Honour killing feud exposes rift between Palestinian Muslims and Christians LARA SUKHTIAN (AP), 7 Sept 2005
Homes razed in mob fury at couple’s ‘affair’
Chris McGreal in Jerusalem, 5 September 2005
Muslims ransack Christian village
By Khaled Abu Toameh, 6 Sept 2005
‘Islamic mafia’ accused of persecuting Holy Land Christians (09 2005)
Denial of Religious Rights by the Palestinian Authority Not just Jews, but Christians have also been victimized by Islamic intolerance for ‘infidel’ holy sites.
Dhimmi Watch: Fitzgerald: IslamoChristians and Bethlehem
Islamization of Bethlehem – DRIVE THE INFIDELS OUT & TAKE THEIR LAND AND PROPERTY
The Pogrom on Christians
Palestinians burn West Bank YMCA Follows Muslim warnings for Christian group
YMCA warned to vacate Hamas town
Persecuting the Holy Land’s Christians …
Expert: ‘Christian groups in PA to disappear’
The ever-dwindling Christian communities living in Palestinian-run territories in the West Bank and Gaza are likely to dissipate completely within the next 15 years as a result of increasing Muslim persecution and maltreatment, an Israeli scholar said Monday.
Flames are seen at the entrance of an Anglican church hit by a firebomb in Nablus.
Slideshow: Pictures of the week “The systematic persecution of Christian Arabs living in Palestinian areas is being met with nearly total silence by the international community, human rights activists, the media and NGOs,” said Justus Reid Weiner, an international human rights lawyer in an address at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, where he serves as a scholar in residence.
He cited Muslim harassment and persecution as the main cause of the “acute human rights crisis” facing Christian Arabs, and predicted that unless governments or institutions step in to remedy the situation – such as with job opportunities – there will be no more Christian communities living in the Palestinians territories within 15 years, with only a few Western Christians and top clergymen left in the area.
“Christian leaders are being forced to abandon their followers to the forces of radical Islam,” Weiner said…
O, Muslim town of Bethlehem (muslim persecution of Bethlehem’s Christians)
The situation has become so desperate that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, are to lead a joint delegation to Bethlehem this week to express their solidarity with the beleaguered Christian populace. The town, according to the Cardinal, is being “steadily strangled”. The sense of a creeping Islamic fundamentalism is all around in Bethlehem. A mosque on one side of Manger Square stands directly opposite the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, while in the evening the muezzin’s call to prayer clashes with the peal of church bells. Shops selling Santa Claus outfits and mother-of-pearl statuettes of the Virgin Mary have their shutters painted a sun-bleached green, the colour of Islam. And in the Al-Jacir Palace, Bethlehem’s only luxury hotel, there is a baubled Christmas tree in reception and a card showing the direction of Mecca in the rooms.
George Rabie, a 22-year-old taxi driver from the Bethlehem suburb of Beit Jala, is proud of his Christianity, even though it puts him in daily danger. Two months ago, he was beaten up by a gang of Muslims who were visiting Bethlehem from nearby Hebron and who had spotted the crucifix hanging on his windscreen. “Every day, I experience discrimination,” he says. ” “It is a type of racism. We are a minority so we are an easier target. Many extremists from the villages are coming into Bethlehem.” Jeriez Moussa Amaro, a 27-year-old aluminium craftsman from Beit Jala is another with first-hand experience of the appalling violence that Christians face. Five years ago, his two sisters, Rada, 24, and Dunya, 18, were shot dead by Muslim gunmen in their own home. Their crime was to be young, attractive Christian women who wore Western clothes and no veil. Rada had been sleeping with a Muslim man in the months before her death.
A terrorist organisation, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, issued a statement claiming responsibility, which said: “We wanted to clean the Palestinian house of prostitutes.” Jeriez says: “A Christian man is weak compared to a Muslim man. “They have bigger, more powerful families and they know people high up in the Palestinian authority.” The fear of attack has prompted many Christian families to emigrate, including Mr Canawati’s sister, her husband and their three children who now live in New Jersey in America. “I want to leave but nobody will buy my business,” Mr Canawati says. “I feel trapped. We are isolated.” This isolation was heightened when, last year, Bethlehem found itself behind Israel’s security wall, a 400-mile-long concrete barrier which separates Jewish and Palestinian areas and is designed to stop suicide bombers – in 2004, half the Israeli fatalities caused by such attacks were committed by extremists from Bethlehem. Last year, tourists trying to get to the town were forced to queue for hours as their papers were checked, while Bethlehem inhabitants going the other way must now apply for an infrequently granted permit to visit Jerusalem, barely ten minutes away by car. “It is like living in a prison,” says Shadt Abu-Ayash, a 29-year-old Roman Catholic shopkeeper. The Roman Catholic Mayor of Bethlehem, Dr Victor Batarseh, says: “The political situation in Lebanon and the instability of politics in Palestine has affected tourism and pilgrimage. “Hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops are owned by mostly Christians so it affects them badly. “We have 65 per cent unemployment and about 2,000 bedrooms in hotels that are empty.” Bethlehem’s hotel owners estimate that tourist numbers have dropped sharply, from 91,276 each month for the millennium celebrations in 2000 to little more than 1,500 a month now.
During the past six years, 50 restaurants, 28 hotels and 240 souvenir shops have closed. Samir Qumsieh is general manager of Al-Mahed – Nativity – which is the only Christian television station in Bethlehem. He has had death threats and visits from armed men demanding three acres of his land – and he is now ready to leave. “As Christians, we have no future here,” he says. “We are melting away. Next summer I will leave this country to go to the States. How can I continue? “I would rather have a beautiful dream in my head about what my home is like, not the nightmare of the reality.”
Muslim Palestinians attack Churches & News agency
Catholic Palestinians downplay Muslim attacks on Christian … Catholic Online, CA – JERUSALEM (CNS) – Christian Palestinians tried to downplay the significance of Muslim attacks on seven Christian churches in the West Bank and Gaza in …
Palestinians attack more West Bank churches Reuters AlertNet
Masked Palestinians Attack News Agency All Headline News – Jerusalem, Israel (AHN) – Masked Palestinians Tuesday stormed the central Gaza offices of the official Palestinian Authority news agency, WAFA, destroying all …
‘Palestinian’ Militants who in a statement, posted in the name of the Holy Jihad Vow to Target Non-Muslims or infidels to abduct & kill any non-Muslims who visit the ‘Palestinian’ territories , unless their demands are met.
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‘Convert or Die’ – ‘Palestinians’
Two journalists Steve Centanni & Olaf Wiig kidnapped by Islamic Palestinians ‘Holy Jihad Brigades’ were forced to convert to Islam at gun point.
Before the journalists’ release, a new video was released, showing Wiig and Centanni dressed in beige Arab-style robes. The kidnappers claimed both men had converted to Islam. “We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint,”…
Steve Centanni, 60, an American correspondent, and his freelance cameraman Olaf Wiig … “Then they forced us to convert to Islam at gunpoint,” said Centanni. …
Officials: Hamas forcibly converted Christian woman to Islam. Gaza-based professor goes missing for weeks, indicates she is abducted, then surfaces a Muslim …
‘Hamas forced professor to convert’ | Middle East | Jerusalem Post Aug 5, 2007 … Hamas officials strongly denied that they had forced the professor to convert to Islam and accused Fatah of spreading lies designed to …
INTERNATIONAL DIGEST: Gaza Christian kidnapped, forced to marry Muslim; …
Posted on Aug 14, 2007 | by Mark Kelly NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–A Christian university professor in Gaza was kidnapped, forced to marry a Muslim professor at the same university and now her family is being told she wants no contact with them unless they convert to Islam.
Sana al-Sayegh, head of the Science and Technology Department at Gaza City’s Palestine International University, disappeared June 24, according to Palestinian Authority officials and the woman’s family. Five days later, she contacted her family to say she was being held against her will so she could be married to a Muslim man.
January 2007, Nazareth Muslims: ‘Islam will dominate the world’, March through town… ‘meant to intimidate Christians’
Driving the Christians out
Source: The Jerusalem Post
Jan 25, 2007
A few decades ago Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, was a thriving town, a tourist magnet and a majority Christian town.
Today barely 15 percent of the population is Christian, and according to one of them, “every day we hear of another Christian family that has immigrated to the US, Canada or Latin America.”
“I believe,” said another, “that 15 years from now there will be no Christians left in Bethlehem. Then you will need a torch to find a Christian here.”
The disappearance of Bethlehem’s Christian Arabs is not a natural phenomenon; it is the consequence of a concerted effort to bring that potent sympbol of Christendom into submission to Islam.
Resorting to violence, terrorism, brazen land-theft and massive abuse of power, Muslim Arab civilians and Muslim members of the Palestinian Authority are effectively and purposefully driving the Christians away.
No-one cares about the plight of Bethlehem’s Christians. And knowing the consequences of themselves publicising the abuse they face, most keep quiet, make their plans, and slip quietly away.
Soon only Muslims will benefit from whatever interest the Christian world retains in Bethlehem.
‘Christians must accept Islamic rule’ – Israel News, Ynetnews
Ynet News: Militant leader in Gaza says missionaries will be ‘dealt with harshly,’ demands women wear headscarfs.
israelinsider: Briefs: Gaza Jihadis justify attack on school …
Gaza Jihadis justify attack on school, blaming UN “Christian missionaries”.
Published: May 9, 2007 …
Gaza’s Christian Arabs Living in Fear
Bombs hit Christian bookstore, two Internet cafes in Gaza City …Bombs hit Christian bookstore, two Internet cafes in Gaza City-News and commentary … 11:17 Senior Hamas official: Suicide bombers ruined past peace bids …
Reuters AlertNet – Bombs hit Christian bookshop, Internet cafe in GazaGAZA, April 15 (Reuters) – Bombs damaged a Christian bookstore and an Internet … Elsewhere in Gaza City, a bomb destroyed an Internet cafe, police said.
Christians warned: Accept Islamic lawAsked if Hamas is seeking to impose hard-line Islamic law on the Palestinians, al-Zahar responded, … Christian bookstore bombed by terrorists …
Gaza’s Christians under the Islamic gun Jun 19, 2007 … There are not very many of them, but Gaza’s Christians are already being singled out for special treatment in the newly-created “Hamastan” …
Washington Times – Hamas control has Gaza’s Christians on edge Jun 27, 2007 … THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV — The future of a tiny Christian community in the Gaza Strip is in doubt after the takeover of Gaza by the …
Palestinian Christian activist stabbed to death in Gaza – Haaretz …Oct 10, 2007 … A Palestinian Christian activist who had received repeated death threats was … The Interior Ministry run by Gaza’s Islamic militant Hamas …
Gaza Christians warned to submit to Islam Jun 19, 2007 …. Gaza-based Muslim groups affiliated with Hamas and possibly Al Qaeda have warned local Christians …
Palestinian Christians fear… Yet Palestinian Christians are also “afraid that Palestine might become an Islamic state”, this according to the nuns of Bethlehem’s Baby Caritas Hospital, …
Reuters lies about why Christians are fleeing PA areas Reuters on Monday reported matter-of-factly that Israeli oppression is fueling a Christian exodus from Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, …
CAMERA: Reuters fails to root out facts on Palestinian Christians Mar 12, 2007 … But it’s another matter entirely to read that Palestinian Christians are also free from persecution at the hands of their Muslim neighbors, …
Palestinians burn West Bank YMCA Follows Muslim warnings for Christian group to leave Hamas-controlled town or see violence …
Palestinians torch Qalqilya YMCA – Israel News, Palestinians torch Qalqilya YMCA. Prior to attack, Christian groups warned to vacate Hamas-controlled West Bank town; identities of attackers known to local …
C4RPME.org: Christian Monastery Attacked in Gaza During the recent fighting in Gaza between Hamas and Fatah, the Christian community in Gaza was also targeted. The Palestinian paper Al-Ayyam reported that …
Gaza Christians Wary After Hamas Takeover — 06/19/2007 Hamas is not opposed to Christian worship, said Massad. Christians want to live their faith, he said, but he admitted that they don’t have “full freedom” in …
Digg – Hamas Destroys Christian School and Church Now that there are no Jews in Gaza and Hamas is in control, they’re beginning the process of driving out the remaining Christians: Gaza’s Christians fear …
Gaza Christians Living Under Growing Islamic Threat
CNSNews.com, VA – Aug 16, 2007 Hamas maintains that al-Sayegh’s conversion was a matter of personal choice and that it is vigorously protecting the rights of Gaza’s Christians, …
Hamas control has Gaza’s Christians on edge — The Washington …The Washington Times Foreign: Hamas control has Gaza’s Christians on edge.
‘Hamas forced professor to convert’ | Some 3000 Christians live in the Gaza Strip. Following the Hamas takeover of the Strip, many of them have expressed their desire to leave. …
Officials: Hamas forcibly converted Christian woman to Islam …Ynet News, Middle East News: Gaza-based professor goes missing for weeks, indicates she is abducted, then surfaces a Muslim.
Hamas pressing Gaza Christians to become MuslimsThe Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip are pressuring local Christians to either become Muslims or leave the area, according to Palestinian officials who spoke …
Eye On The World: Hamas demands Christians adopt Islam or leave
Christian Persecution Blog: Hamas Turns on Gaza Christians, This morning I was reading in Israel Today a brief story about how Hamas has turned on Gaza Christians over the weekend. Here’s the story in its entirety …
Leaders of Hamas and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror groups in Bethlehem also told WND they were not aware of any al-Qaida elements in Bethlehem.
Local Christian leaders speaking to WND said they cannot confirm any al-Qaida groups present in Bethlehem, but stated they are concerned by what they said was growing radicalization and militancy among Palestinian groups who reportedly have been targeting Christians in the city…
Christian activist slain in Hamas controlled Gaza Oct 8, 2007 … The body of Rami Khader Ayyad, a prominent Palestinian Christian activist, … Ayyad had been threatened by Islamic extremists in the past. …
Christian Bookstore Owner Was Tortured Before His Death – October …Oct 11, 2007 … The body of Rami Ayyad, director of Gaza’s only Christian bookstore, … Ayyad had told relatives he was receiving death threats from Islamists.
Pressure Intensifies for Gaza Christians – Christian World News …Aug 1, 2008 … Islamic extremists are continuing efforts to eradicate Christians and their institutions.
Gaza Muslims continue ethnic-cleansing effort
By Stan Goodenough
February 17, 2008
Muslims attacked the library of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) in Gaza Friday in the latest move to drive Christians and Christianity out of the Islamist-controlled Strip.
According to a report in The Jerusalem Post Sunday, gunmen – some masked, others not – “stormed” the library, kidnapped two security guards, looted electronic equipment and stole a vehicle, then detonated a number of bombs inside the building, totally destroying the book collection.
Intent on making the area Islamically “pure,” Muslim Arabs have looked for “reasons” to “justify” their targeting of the tiny Christian community – around 3000 strong – that lives in the midst of Gaza’s 1.4 million Muslims.
The persecution has increased since Hamas violently took control of Gaza a year ago.
On October 6 last year, Muslims abducted Rami Ayyad, the manager of Gaza’s only Christian bookstore that had been bombed by masked Muslims six months earlier.
Ayyad, 31, was the father of two small children; his wife was pregnant with their third. His shot and repeatedly stabbed body was found a day after he disappeared.
For Gaza’s Muslims, ridding themselves of any active Christian presence would be cherry on top after successfully forcing Israel to remove every single Jew from Gaza in 2005.
“Palestinian” crowds have often been heard to chant: “First we’ll fight on Saturday and then on Sunday” – meaning, after they rid themselves of Jews they will rid themselves of Christians.