Christianity around the World Is under Assault, but not from Muslims
by Wayne MADSEN
The neo-conservative cabal entwined in Western governments and media is fond of stating that “Judeo-Christianity,” itself a loaded term, is under assault from “Islamo-fascists” around the world. The record, however, is clear.
From Moscow to Cairo and Damascus to east Jerusalem, Christianity is under assault, not from main stream Islam but from a nexus of Jewish and “Christian” Zionists allied with the disruptive forces of non-governmental organizations financed by global troublemaker George Soros, alias Gyorgy Schwartz.
In Moscow, a feminist rock band called “Pussy Riot” has used trademark Soros disruption tactics against the Russian Orthodox Church.Ã‚Â Prior to the recent Russian presidential election, Pussy Rioters staged a sacrilegious, intolerant, and insensitive “concert” during worship services at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. After they were imprisoned for hooliganism, the Pussy Riot punkers instantly received support from all the usual suspects that kow-tow to the anti-Gentile line of the Zionists and their deep-pocketed Soros allies: The Washington Post, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Bloomberg News, and Forbes magazine.
Recently, tens of thousands of Orthodox believers took part in a vigil outside Christ the Savior in support of the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, who, himself came under fire from the propagandists of the West and global Zionism for wearing an expensive wristwatch, a gift from his parishioners.
Almost half of the Russian public surveyed in a poll conducted by the Levada Center agreed that the Pussy Rioters deserve a two- to seven-year sentence for their antics. However, the Soros and neo-conservative/neo-liberal NGOs and media outlets have demanded the immediate release of the politically-active trollops.
Last year, a group of women protesters from Ukraine, who call themselves FEMEN and are linked to Soros disruption operations, staged a topless protest inside the Vatican. Although the Catholic Church, as an institution, has much to answer for, the disrespect shown by the action to devout Catholics is in keeping with Soros’s and his supporters’ disrespect for the Christian faith.
Attacks on Christianity are also the norm in illegally Israeli-occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Attempts by some Western media to report on Israel’s gulags in the occupied territories comes at a tremendous price, something that was witnessed by the veteran White House correspondent for Hearst Newspapers, Helen Thomas, after she criticized Israel’s occupation of Palestine to an undercover rabbi who Ã‚Â«ambushedÃ‚Â» her with a hidden camera on the grounds of the White House. Thomas was pilloried and fired by Hearst after the Zionist/neo-conservative cabal ganged up on the 91-year old Thomas.
In a recent CBS “60 Minutes” piece on Israel’s repression of Arab Christians, Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren told one whopper of a lie but received a free pass on it from the generally Israel-subservient media. Oren, in his answer to a question posed by veteran CBS newsman Bob Simon about Oren having attempted to “spike” a report on the plight of Christians in occupied Israeli territory by interceding with CBS 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager before the segment aired, replied, “There is always a first time.”
Oren knows full-well that it was not the first time that Israel’s international network of hasbara propagandists and Zionist sayanim well-entrenched in media outlets has attempted to kill a story unfavorable to Israel. Oren, alias Michael Bornstein, gave up his American citizenship when he agreed to become Binyamin Netanyahu’s ambassador in Washington. Oren, a life-long Zionist, laughably claims he emigrated to Israel from his native West Orange, New Jersey to escape what he described as “anti-Semitism” rampant among the town’s largely Catholic residents. Oren is a veteran of the Israel Defense Force and served in Lebanon during that nation’s bloody civil war, a war in which Israel took the side of a right-wing Christian President.
In the 60 Minutes piece, the Christians of the Holy Land were referred to as the “invisible people,” with many trying to flee the onslaught of steady and growing Jewish encroachment on traditionally Arab and Christian lands. The broadcast featured a Palestinian Christian family completely surrounded on all four sides by Israel’s separation wall on te West Bank. Oren and his fellow Jewish Zionists, aided and abetted by so-called “Christian Zionists” like John Hagee and members of groups like Christians United for Israel, which are financed by Israeli interests, do not want Americans to see Christians being treated as second-class citizens in an apartheid state. Former President Jimmy Carter knows the hard way what happens when someone dares speak the truth about Israel’s racist policies, which affect Palestinian Christians and Muslims, alike.
True to form, the anti-Gentile Oren called the 60 Minutes report “outrageous” and “incomprehensible.” Simon said, “I never gotten a reaction before from a story that hasn’t been broadcast yet.”
After the suspicious activities of Israeli “art students” and others suspicious Israelis linked to Israeli intelligence prior to the 9/11 attacks were reported by Fox News, the Associated Press, and others, Israel’s public relations shill in Washington, Mark Regev, dismissed the stories as an “urban myth.” Regev is now the public relations spokesman for Netanyahu’s government. Fox pulled down its four-part series from its website amid a flurry of Israeli and domestic U.S. Jewish criticism.
A veteran AP reporter recounted the threatening phone calls his editor received from a Boston-based Israeli-funded media “watch dog” group, CAMERA or the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.
Israel supporters also rallied against CBS, claiming that Christians in Israel are the only Christian community in the Middle East protected from “Islamist terrorists.” That must come as news to Maronites and other Christians in Syria and Copts in Egypt who have been beset by Wahhabist Salafist terrorists supported by Israel’s Lobby in North America and Europe. It is well-known that Syria’s Christians have been protected by Bashar al Assad’s government while Syrian Islamist rebels have received support from Israel and their neo-conservative supporters abroad who nest in such outfits as the American Enterprise Institute and the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. Attacks on Copts in Egypt, including the bombing of a church in Alexandria, have been determined by Egyptian authorities to have been signature Israeli-style “false flag” attempts to garner support for Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak during his final days in power.Ã‚Â (Mubarak was a toadie for Israel.) The Egyptian Bar Association said Israel was behind the 2011 New Year’s bombing of Saints Church in Alexandria that killed 22 parishioners who were celebrating midnight mass. The world media dutifully reported the attack as the work of Islamist terrorists.
A document prepared by an inter-faith group of Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox called Kairos Palestine and issued in 2009, calls Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and east Jerusalem “clear apartheid,” echoing President Carter’s similar charge. Oren and his Zionist colleagues merely dismissed the document and its authors — patriarchs, archbishops, and bishops of the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Coptic, Syrian Orthodox, Maronite, Ethiopian, Greek Catholic, Syrian Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, and Syrian Catholic churches — as being the work of “anti-Semites.”
Similarly, anti-Gentile invectives have been hurled by Israeli Jewish leaders and Jewish leaders abroad at Christian church leaders who back the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) program against Israel for its draconian apartheid policies in the Occupied Territories. Particular anti-Gentile abuse has been heaped on leaders of the Church of England; the Church of Scotland; five large American denominations – the Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and United Church of Christ; the National Council of Churches of Australia; the Quakers; the Lutheran Church of Sweden; the United Reformed Church of England, Scotland, and Wales; the Protestant Church of the Netherlands; the Church of Norway; the South African Council of Churches; the British Methodist Church; the United Church of Canada; and the World Council of Churches. Personal insults from the hasbara propaganda machine have been thrown at retired South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu; retired Swedish Lutheran Archbishop K. G. Hammar; Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams; and President Carter, a Baptist. And to further inflame inter-religious tensions around the world, the Israeli Mossad’s fingerprints can be seen on false flag violence that seeks to inflame Buddhist-Muslim tensions in Thailand and Myanmar; Muslim-Christian tensions in Indonesia, Turkey, the Philippines, Sudan, and Nigeria; Sunni-Shi’a tensions in Iraq, Yemen, and Syria; and Hindu-Muslim tensions in India.
This past Good Friday, as with all Good Fridays since the papacy of Pope John Paul II, saw Franciscan brothers the world over collect donations in Catholic churches around the world for the Holy Land’s besieged Christians and their churches. It was not the actions of Muslims that prompted the appeal for help but the actions of the Jewish state of Israel. That fact was made very clear in the international appeal of the Franciscan order, named for St. Francis of Assisi, who was a sole voice of reason during the infamous Crusades and who earned the respect of the Muslim leader Saladin and his nephew, the Sultan of Egypt Malek al Kamil.
The world is ready for religious leaders to emulate the peace-making of St. Francis, Saladin, and Sultan Malek and not the extremism of Zionists, Christian Zionists, and the catalysts for violence and intolerance endemic in the Soros movement and its agents provocateurs.