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The Hypocrisy of the Western Christian Response to Muslim Persecution of Christians

"Certain to be remembered in your prayers, I greet you with affection. Asia Bibi, your daughter in the faith.”

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Robert Spencer

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January 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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Editor’s Note: This is Part IV of an ongoing series by Robert Spencer highlighting human rights hypocrisy and fraudulent peace activists. For Part I, see “The Hypocrisy of the ‘Islamophobia’ Scam,” for Part II, see “The Hypocrisy of the Fatwa Against Terrorism,” and for Part III see last week’s “The Hypocrisy of the Feminist Response to Islam’s Oppression of Women.”

Pope Francis may get letters this year from kings and presidents and grand muftis, but it is highly unlikely that he will receive a letter nearly as important as the one he got in December from an impoverished and imprisoned woman in Pakistan.

This pontiff has famously made it a hallmark of his pontificate to show especial care for the downtrodden and outcast, and so he may yet answer Asia Bibi and speak out on her behalf, but there are good reasons to bet against that happening.

It all started for Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic wife and mother, on June 14, 2009 – or more precisely, it all ended for her on that day. She recounted in August 2013:

I, Asia Bibi, have been sentenced to death because I was thirsty. I’m a prisoner because I used the same cup as those Muslim women, because water served by a Christian woman was regarded as unclean by my stupid fellow fruit-pickers.

Picking fruit with a group of Muslim women, Bibi was ordered to fetch water for them – and drank a bit of it herself in the stifling heat. A Muslim woman rebuked her for doing so, saying to the other women: “Listen, all of you, this Christian has dirtied the water in the well by drinking from our cup and dipping it back several times. Now the water is unclean and we can’t drink it! Because of her!”

Bibi stood up to her, responding: “I think Jesus would see it differently from Mohammed.” That drove the Muslim women into a fury, and they started yelling at Bibi: “How dare you think for the Prophet, you filthy animal!” That’s right, you’re just a filthy Christian! You’ve contaminated our water and now you dare speak for the Prophet! Stupid bitch, your Jesus didn’t even have a proper father, he was a bastard, don’t you know that. You should convert to Islam to redeem yourself for your filthy religion.”

The embattled woman stood her ground, responding: “I’m not going to convert. I believe in my religion and in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of mankind. What did your Prophet Mohammed ever do to save mankind? And why should it be me that converts instead of you?”

Several days later, she was arrested for blasphemy as an enraged mob beat her and screamed, “Death! Death to the Christian!” She has been in prison ever since, awaiting execution for her “crime.”

In her letter to Pope Francis, Bibi wrote: “I do not know how long I can go on and on. If I am still alive, it is thanks to the strength that your prayers give me. I have met many people who speak and fight for me. Unfortunately still to no avail. At this time I just want to trust the mercy of God, who can do everything, that all is possible. Only He can liberate me.”

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"For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? ... What agreement has the temple of God with idols?" - 2 Corinthians 6:14-16

The Apostle Paul makes it quite clear that false religions are the constructs of demons - including Islam. The Pope is in grave error if he seeks an accord with such darkness.
33 weeks ago
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A religion that prohibits freedom of conscience and freedom of speech is not a legitimate religion, but rather is a blight on humanity. Pope Francis is a leftist and therefore, by definition it seems, a coward when it comes to confronting the evils of sharia.
33 weeks ago
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For the life of me I have no clue why our gov't loves the pakis so much. They hate us, offered sanctuary to osama, harbor terrorists that kill our troops & we actually reward them for this with money. Stupid is as stupid does. The gov't should tell these hateful goons to release that poor lady or ALL of our financial aid will end immediately & we will refuse all paki visas to the US. Nuff said!
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According to Islam
1. " The sweat and Saliva of all human beings/jinn is pure/clean" .
2. Prophet Jesus was conceived without intercourse. He is not a child born out of wedlock.
3. Islam cannot be held Responsible for what muslims do. Islam is perfect while muslims are not.

Other than that what is projected here of asia bibi may or may not be true.
21 weeks ago
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I challenge people to go on a college campus and look at the propaganda on the Womyn's Studies bulleting board. Perpetuated is the easily refutable myth that women make 78 cents FOR THE SAME WORK for which a man receives a dollar. Ignored is the demonstrable oppression of women in Islamic countries. Religions cannot be violent; only people can and the evidence of violence is overwhelming and grows daily.
32 weeks ago
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Please read the book Women In islam Versus women in judeo-christian tradition
21 weeks ago
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"filthy animal”

If only they’d shouted “racist,” “sexist,” or “homophobe,” then (nearly) everyone would join in.
32 weeks ago
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The west should immediately impose sanctions and suspend aid and trade with any country that allows any form of religious persecution. As for this woman, my heart goes out to her. How good it would be if some modern version of the Knights of Malta could go in and exfiltrate her.
33 weeks ago
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Mr. Spencer, it is never wise to equate all of Christianity with solely the Roman Catholic church.

Christians (of all kinds) are sadly used to persecution - this sort of thing is not new. But what do you want? The Roman Catholic church, along with the Anglican church and various forms of Orthodox Catholicism, may have some semblance of political influence, but most Christian faiths hold little sway because their very heritage comes from rejecting political intrigue. To put it simply, consider that no single figure can stand on behalf of Methodists or Baptists (without considering Independents and regional fragmentations) and call for something to be done.

The same will continue. Missionaries will continue into, in this case, Pakistan, to help peoples and they will either be accepted, ignored, or slaughtered. Will they make a difference? Generally, their influence is little, but it is clear they meant the world to this girl. You want justice, go to Washington, your local preacher is there to help you just make sense of it all.
33 weeks ago
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This would truly be a case for letting Pakistani Christians immigrate to this country.
33 weeks ago
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Would that our government would allow any Christian from any Muslim country to relocate here, to live in peace. It was the right thing to do with the Jews following WWII; it's the right thing to do now. I had enough contact with Muslims in Afghanistan to know that there are as many flavors of Islam as there are Christianity, but you don't see Christians converting at the point of bayonets.
33 weeks ago
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Islam is at war with us and we pretend it isn't going on. In fact, it probably is at its most robust since it conquered much of the known world in the 100 or so years after Mohammad's death. They have more than a billion brainwashed people and trillions of petrodollars and a vested interest in believing their fanciful tales. If man is inclined to evil, and Islam celebrates it, it can be unstoppable.
33 weeks ago
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Look what is in numbers

Under God's direction, Moses' army defeats the Midianites. They kill all the adult males, but take the women and children captive as sex slaves. When Moses learns that they left some alive, he angrily says: "Have you saved all the women alive? Kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the female children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves." So they went back and did as Moses instructed, killing everyone except for the virgins. In this way they got 32,000 virgins . ---- 31:1-54
21 weeks ago
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O.K., lets take Asia Bibis' experience and superimpose it upon America. Here goes:
Remember always: “separation of church and state” are US Constitutions’ and Founding Fathers bedrock philosophy. So, let’s explore Islamic philosophy.
Theocracy is a form of government in which a deity is officially recognized as the civil Ruler and official policy is governed by officials regarded as divinely (in the case of Islam…IMAMs) guided, or is pursuant to the doctrine of a particular religion or religious group. From a theocratic government perspective, "God himself is recognized as the head" of the state. In a pure theocracy, the civil leader is believed to have a direct personal connection with the civilization's divinity. Therefore, Law proclaimed by the ruler is also considered a divine revelation, and hence the law of God.
As one can readily see, one “RULER” has a “direct personal connection with Islam’s divinity”…ergo, promulgates and amends all that civilization’s religious, moral and personal actions, activity and interactions with other civilizations and religious groups and philosophies.
Question for all thinking americans, is--- Does Islam have a place in America, where a theocracy frontally defies US Constitution’s bedrock (Judeo-Christian) philosophy of “separation of church and state?” Yes, Islam is at war with US Constitution! No, Islam and theocracy are not peaceful, but at war with other forms of governing...alien to Islam, as depicted in this sad story. Pray. Amen. God Bless America. Join a Tea Party, urgently.
33 weeks ago
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I think this could be resolved if Imam Obama issued another emergency apology to the muslim world.
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