(Liberty Voice) Far From Happy Christmas for Christians in the Holy Land
The Christians who still live in the Holy Land face a Christmas that will be far from happy, merry or bright. They are a persecuted minority.
Oh no, does this mean christians in Israel are under attack? Persecuted? A suffering minority?
…as people prepare to celebrate the humanity of a man known as Jesus of Nazareth, his homeland is no longer a safe place to be for those who follow him.
Those poor christians of Israel, what’s being done to them???
There are 14 million Christians throughout the Holy Land but they are a rapidly dwindling minority. Many of them are so desperately vulnerable that they feel they have no choice now but to emigrate.
Wait a minute, there are only 7 million people of all sorts living in Israel. How can there be 14 million persecuted christians in a country of only 7 million???
In Iraq alone… a startling two-thirds have fled. …Most of them went to Syria. Now they face a second wave of displacement as they are no longer protected there. There have been reports of rape, murder and attacks directed at them…
The “Holy Land” of Iraq and Syria? Methinks this reporter is a bit confused…
Egypt has seen churches being burnt and anti-Coptic rioting. In Gaza and on the West Bank, Christians are caught up in chaotic uncertainty. To be Christian in the Holy Land, the birthplace of Jesus, is to live in fear.
The “Holy Land” of Egypt??? The “Gazan” birthplace of their deity? WHAT IN THE WORLD? THIS REPORTER DOESN’T SEEM TO KNOW HER GEOGRAPHY OR XIANITY.
…the Arab Spring has proven the final knell, as Christians are all too easy targets for extremists… (British) Prince Charles… at an inter-faith reception he said he is very troubled by what he calls the “intimidation, false accusation and organized persecution” to the Christian faith communities. It is a problem affecting Syria, Egypt, Palestine and Iraq as well as other Arab countries.
Ahhh, so now we understand. Arab christian communities, which are NOT part of the “Holy Land”, are attacking their christian citizens. How about in Nazareth, which would actually qualify as “Holy Land” for xianity? How are the christians being persecuted there?
A Christian Arab citizen of Israel is working on his plan to build a towering statue of Jesus on a mountaintop by Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. It will be, he says, larger than the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (meaning over 100 feet tall).
The statue would sit atop Mount Precipice, from where (christian religious events occurred per their religious scriptures).
The project is part of Shlayan's larger plan to start an Israel Christian Arab political party, which would be called "Bnei Habrit [Allies of the Covenant], the Christian party of Israel," and support Israel as a Jewish state and national or army service for Arabs.
Oh, mercy, the poor situation of the christians of the Holy Land – building giant statues and starting political parties. Oy, how can their tolerate the limits placed upon them (none)???
Our poor confused reporter, however, seems to consider all Arab countries EXCEPT for Israel as “the Holy Land”.
Confused or geographically challenged. We report, you decide.