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Pope Francis: 'No Middle East Without Christians'

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posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 08:32 AM
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Pope Francis 'make nices' with Islam ... but he expects Islam to 'make nice' back. He wants Christians to be able to live unmolested .. and with full legal rights .. in so called 'Islamic countries'. When Islamic countries/entities refuse this ... there really isn't much he can do about it. He commands no armies of the Earth. And there are already laws in place that penalize Christians .... like in Saudi Arabia where it's illegal to bring a rosary or a bible into the country.

So far I like Pope Francis. It'll be interesting to see if he can make any progress in regards to gaining equal rights for Christians who are living in 'Islamic' countries.

Pope says 'no Middle East without Christians'

Pope Francis on Thursday said the Catholic Church will not accept a Middle East without Christians, who often find themselves forced to flee areas of conflict and unrest in the region.

"We will not resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians," he said after meeting with patriarchs from Syria, Iran and Iraq, before calling for "the universal right to lead a dignified life and freely practise one's own faith to be respected."

The political upheaval that has swept the Arab world over the past three years has led to a rise of radical Islam, leaving minority Christians feeling threatened and sometimes forcing them to emigrate.







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posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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What the Vatican does to save Christians from ME

Everyday in Syria and Pakistan there are Dozens of Christians being Killed by the Extremists

Does the Pope says anything about It ..does he steps out to save the Christians from Syria and Pakistan



posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 07:45 PM
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The Christian angle given to tensions in the Middle East esp. Syria is suspicious. I'm not saying Christians are not targeted by fanatist rebels. But i'm more concerned that innocent children are the prime targets for the CIA backed anti-govt. rebels to make a statement.

Its sickening that the CIA backed rebels are slaughtering children, women and priests to further the agenda. Seems the Zionists are hell bent on creating conflict between Islam and Christianity. Problem is, their Muslim puppets weren't up for it and so had to be removed.

Even the international media is on it. BBC News (accidently as stated by the news co.) used Iraq photo to illustrate Syrian Houla massacre.

www.telegraph.co.uk...

According to Bishop Philip Tournyol Clos: "the enemies of Syria have enlisted some of the Muslim Brotherhood in order to destroy the brotherly relations that traditionally existed between Muslims and Christians: Yet, to date,they are not able to: they have provoked a contrary reaction and the two communities are more united than before."

Anti govt forces in Syria beheaded a Christian bishop.

On 23 June 2013, Vatican Radio and other Catholic media reported that Father Francois Murad was killed when a group of rebels attacked a Franciscan convent in Syria.

www.liveleak.com...

www.indcatholicnews.com...

The Syrian Center for Documentation said the gunmen in the video were members of the Al-Qaeda associated al-Nusra Front, and implies they are foreigners. "They speak Arabic with a broken accent, saying that through this act, they are applying the law of God on earth," the website said.

The Al-Nusra Front is led by an agent of the CIA.

investmentwatchblog.com...

President Assad is the protector of the Christians in Syria. He may have become unpopular with the CIA because he stamped down hard on the drugs trade.

Asma, the wife of President Assad was born in Acton, in London. Her father was a consultant at the Cromwell Hospital. Asma graduated from King's College London in 1996 with a degree in computer science and a diploma in French literature. Asma takes a keen interest in women's rights, education and the alleviation of poverty.

Asma says: "Obama should listen to the American voters. The American people do not want Obama to support the terrorists in Syria." Asma worries about the Christians in Syria. "Thousands of Christian refugees have found protection in Syria," explains Asma. "These people are at risk of being wiped out if the terrorists come to power."

According to a bishop, the anti-Assad forces in Syria have been attacking Christians. According to the bishop, the anti-Assad forces are mainly non-Syrians. French Bishop Philip Tournyol Clos has stated: "the picture for us is utter desolation: the church of Mar Elian is half destroyed and that of Our Lady of Peace is still occupied by the rebels. Christian homes are severely damaged due to the fighting and completely emptied of their inhabitants, who fled without taking anything. The area of Hamidieh still has heavily armed groups ... bankrolled by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. All the Christians (138,000) have fled to Damascus and Lebanon, while others took refuge in the surrounding countryside.

According to blogger Tony Cartalucci, the US, NATO, Israeli, and Gulf State-backed Free Syrian Army has been accused by Syria's Christian community of waging a sectarian war on the Syrian people.

latimesblogs.latimes.com...

Asma also stated that John McCain was in Syria, meeting rebels who are part of Al Qaeda. Asma says she certainly worries that further false flag attacks will lead to a full scale American invasion.

"What happens then?" asks Asma. "Does Israel then grab a bigger part of Syria? Do Qatar and Saudi Arabia then get their oil pipeline through Syria.

The USA's allies in Syria executed a 14-year-old boy in front of his parents. Mohammad Qataa sold coffee at a street stall in Aleppo in Syria. He was executed for blasphemy after saying 'he wouldn't even give the Prophet a free coffee.'

The three fighters accused Mohammad of blasphemy and insulting the prophet. Mohammad was whiplashed and then shot dead in front of his parents. The executioners are thought not to be Syrians.

www.dailymail.co.uk... e

In Damascus, in Syria, the USA's allies hanged a small child after killing all his family. The anti-Assad rebel groups have a history of murdering children.

THE HOULA MASSACRE: What really happened? Was it another false flag operation?

The people of Houla were murdered because they would not join the fight against Assad. What really happened at Houla? Anna News has spoken with residents who witnessed the 'Houla massacre'. They say that the Houla people had a good relationship with the Syrian soldiers; they even divide food and water with the Syrian soldiers.

The terrorists came from Ar-Rastan or Hama and told the residents that they either have to kill Syrian soldiers or be killed. The pharmacy (hospital) in the village was set on fire by the terrorists because Syrian soldiers were treated there. Residents of Houla explain that they were attacked by anti-Assad terrorists because they support Assad.

The Russian journalist Marat Musin of ANNA newsagency has published a more detailed interview with witnesses to the events in Houla (Al-Hula).

INTERVIEW with SYRIAN EYEWITNESSES of HOULA MASSACRE: ANOTHER US/WEST “FALSE FLAG”

Here is part of Marat Musin's interview with the first witness:

Q: What happened on May the 25th and the 26th in your village? What did you see?

A: They killed them because they support the authorities...

They killed the family of the brother of Abdullah Al-Mashlab, from the Syrian parliament. He was elected on May 24th, the next day they killed his wife and 3 kids and his brother and his family as well. On the second day we heard the terrorists saying on walkie talkies that some of the armed men should wear the Syrian Army's uniform, before the UN observers arrive, so that they can claim they've defected from the army.They burned some farms and houses so they could accuse the army of shelling the area.

When the observers arrived the armed men had occupied the empty houses and the armed men who accompanied the observers started showing the observers into the houses as if the owners were inside and they provided testimonies. The CIA and its friends stirred up the violence in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and then Syria.

US and NATO special forces armed and led the terrorist groups who carried out the acts of violence in these countries. When government forces moved to quell the troubles, they were accused of violating human rights.

When the Arab League suspends a country, "this provides a pretext for Western powers to mount military strikes, committing atrocities in the name of 'responsibility to protect', and engineering regime change in the interests of the Western powers.

"It’s neocolonialism in Arab lands – with the help of other Arab states."

It is NOT genuine people-power; it is CIA-people-power.



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