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12-13-2009, 08:18 PM
Every three minutes a Christian is being tortured in the Muslim world, and in 2009 more than 165,000 Christians will have been killed because of their faith, most of them in Muslim countries, according to a human rights organization that is visiting Israel starting Sunday.

"Hamas digs up the bodies of Christians from Christian burial sites in the Gaza Strip claiming that they pollute the earth," said Reverend Majed El Shafie, President of One Free World International (OFWI), who will head a delegation of human rights activists, members of parliament from Canada and religious personalities.

During their visit to Israel the delegation will hold a conference on human rights and persecuted minorities at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem. The conference will provide new statistics on the persecution of minorities in Muslim countries.

El Shafie said that between 200-300 million Christians are being persecuted in the world, 80 percent of whom lived in Muslim countries and the rest in communist and other countries.

Members of the delegation will meet with Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon and Mayor ofJerusalem Nir Barkat in the hope of enlisting Israel to champion their cause.

OFWI is a human rights organization whose headquarters are located in Toronto, Canada. The organization numbers some 3,000 members, divided into 28 branches that are active in countries all over the world, including Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and even Iran.

El Shafie, 32, was born in Cairo to a distinguished Muslim family of lawyers and judges. Through a Christian friend he was exposed at an early age to hatred toward the Christian minority in Egypt.

He decided to convert to Christianity, wrote a book about it and as a result became an outcast and a victim of oppression.

In 1998 he was arrested, imprisoned, tortured and condemned to death.

El Shafie managed to escape, fled to the Sinai, where a Beduin family hid him for two months, and crossed the Israeli border on a jet-ski. Hewas arrested in Israel and was imprisoned for over a year in Beersheba, until he was released through the assistance of the UN, Amnesty International and the International Christian Embassy inJerusalem, which managed to obtain political asylum for El Shafie in Canada, where he emigrated. He founded OFWI in 2004.

The story is in today's Jerusalem Post.

Tyburn
12-13-2009, 11:44 PM
I am deeply disturbed to hear that Hamas are dessicrating burrial ground..Dont they recognise thats consecrated ground :unsure-1:

Crisco
12-14-2009, 12:58 PM
Did anyone expect any less?

Tyburn
12-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Did anyone expect any less?

I didnt expect them to go messing with the dead. Islamists are even more strict about the whole process then Christians...the body has to be facing a certain way and burried within a certain time limit if im not mistaken...with a great ritual emphasis on burrial in their own religion, I am quite supprised they would stoop that low with someone elses

One thing about Islamists is that they treat what the perceive to be sacred more seriously then Christians on the whole.

Crisco
12-14-2009, 02:07 PM
I didnt expect them to go messing with the dead. Islamists are even more strict about the whole process then Christians...the body has to be facing a certain way and burried within a certain time limit if im not mistaken...with a great ritual emphasis on burrial in their own religion, I am quite supprised they would stoop that low with someone elses

One thing about Islamists is that they treat what the perceive to be sacred more seriously then Christians on the whole.

What you have to remember is that muslims only show reverence to their own faith.

They do preach love and brotherhood but only to those who join the faith.

That is where the misconception comes from people who believe Islam to be a religion of peace they forget or do not realize that peace only extends to other muslims and all others are to be dominated and converted.

Tyburn
12-14-2009, 02:15 PM
What you have to remember is that muslims only show reverence to their own faith.

They do preach love and brotherhood but only to those who join the faith.

That is where the misconception comes from people who believe Islam to be a religion of peace they forget or do not realize that peace only extends to other muslims and all others are to be dominated and converted.

its still natural for them to respect the dead a little more. I think its truely callous to mess around with the graves of any person. No matter what Faith they are...their are things you just dont do...grave robbery or dessecration of a resting place sickens me :sad:

Crisco
12-14-2009, 02:26 PM
its still natural for them to respect the dead a little more. I think its truely callous to mess around with the graves of any person. No matter what Faith they are...their are things you just dont do...grave robbery or dessecration of a resting place sickens me :sad:

It's not natural for a true Muslim to respect anything not Muslim.

The sooner the world wakes up the better but it will be to late when they do.