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Old 02-13-2009, 09:02 AM
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Baghdad, Oct 3, 2008 (CNA).- Jean Sleiman, the Latin-rite Archbishop of Baghdad, recently spoke to an Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) event in Westminster, England, saying a “paralyzing fear” still grips Iraq’s Christian communities. The archbishop said “very real persecution” remains a threat alongside intense pressure to conform to rigorous Islamic standards, driving many Christians to leave the country.

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It's not a mystery why so few Christians live in the Middle East. Actions speak louder than words. I have heard so much about how Islam teaches tolerance for their non-muslim brethren. But hello, nobody is listening! The only places that Muslims are tolerant is where they are the minority. Once they are the majority, tolerance is an option.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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Behold the tolerant religion in action:

Srebrenica massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No religion has clean hands.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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Baghdad, Oct 3, 2008 (CNA).- Jean Sleiman, the Latin-rite Archbishop of Baghdad, recently spoke to an Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) event in Westminster, England, saying a “paralyzing fear” still grips Iraq’s Christian communities. The archbishop said “very real persecution” remains a threat alongside intense pressure to conform to rigorous Islamic standards, driving many Christians to leave the country.

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It's not a mystery why so few Christians live in the Middle East. Actions speak louder than words. I have heard so much about how Islam teaches tolerance for their non-muslim brethren. But hello, nobody is listening! The only places that Muslims are tolerant is where they are the minority. Once they are the majority, tolerance is an option.

Muslims don't even tolerate each other! When they aren't killing Jews, they start killing others who don't agree with their religion. Then when they are prevented from killing them, they start killing each other! They simply become anxious when they are at peace for a few moments.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:35 AM
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Muslims don't even tolerate each other! When they aren't killing Jews, they start killing others who don't agree with their religion. Then when they are prevented from killing them, they start killing each other! They simply become anxious when they are at peace for a few moments.
That's funny, but unfortunately true. It does seem as if those folks have to be P.O'd at somebody or they are not happy.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:44 AM
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Behold the tolerant religion in action:

Srebrenica massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No religion has clean hands.
That incident was a completely heinous and unacceptable act. While unforgiveable, it occurred in an isolated region of a country that was very much in turmoil whose acts were perpertrated by a few evil men. What I am talking about is a pattern that has existed for over 1400 years in the entire Middle Eastern region accomplished by thousands, if not millions of Muslims.

The Middle East is almost devoid of Christians even though Christians were the vast majority before Muhammed's time. I am not talking about the killing or persecutions of a few thousand. I am talking about a scale in the tens of millions over the last 1400 years. Both wrong, but there is no comparison based on the numbers. In addition, your home country of Saudi Arabia, has outlawed Christianity and all symbols of it. Saudi Arabi is the lead Muslim country and they have set the standard for other Muslim countries to follow. .....more incredible tolerance in action.

To check for religion populations in the Middle Eastern countries, refer to this web site:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/countrylisting.html (broken link)

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Old 02-13-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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That incident was a completely heinous and unacceptable act. While unforgiveable, it occurred in an isolated region of a country that was very much in turmoil whose acts were perpertrated by a few evil men. What I am talking about is a pattern that has existed for over 1400 years in the entire Middle Eastern region accomplished by thousands, if not millions of Muslims.

The Middle East is almost devoid of Christians even though Christians were the vast majority before Muhammed's time. I am not talking about the killing or persecutions of a few thousand. I am talking about a scale in the tens of millions over the last 1400 years. Both wrong, but there is no comparison based on the numbers. In addition, your home country of Saudi Arabia, has outlawed Christianity and all symbols of it. Saudi Arabi is the lead Muslim country and they have set the standard for other Muslim countries to follow. .....more incredible tolerance in action.

To check for religion populations in the Middle Eastern countries, refer to this web site:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/countrylisting.html (broken link)
The reason why the middle-east has very few christians is because most of them converted to Islam! Duh The Christians there, most of them, practised the Unitarian form where Jesus is human and not divine and so when Islam arrived, they knew that the prophet Muhammad was the prophet prophecied in their bible. Before his declaration of prophethood, there were already signs which the prophet's wife Khatijah's cousin, who was a devout christian, recognised as that of prophethood.
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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That incident was a completely heinous and unacceptable act. While unforgiveable, it occurred in an isolated region of a country that was very much in turmoil whose acts were perpertrated by a few evil men. What I am talking about is a pattern that has existed for over 1400 years in the entire Middle Eastern region accomplished by thousands, if not millions of Muslims.
Oh, that's not the only incidence of Christian-on-"other" violence. But do we really need to start listing atrocities *coughCrusadescough*? No religion is innocent of hateful acts.
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:54 AM
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The reason why the middle-east has very few christians is because most of them converted to Islam! Duh The Christians there, most of them, practised the Unitarian form where Jesus is human and not divine and so when Islam arrived, they knew that the prophet Muhammad was the prophet prophecied in their bible. Before his declaration of prophethood, there were already signs which the prophet's wife Khatijah's cousin, who was a devout christian, recognised as that of prophethood.
Yes, there were Christians that converted. That's pretty obvious. But how many were persecuted until they relented? How many were killed? How many were run off? How many stayed until they could take no more or couldn't get a job? No country's population goes from 95% to 1% because they ALL converted by their freewill. That idea is completely ludicrous.
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:55 AM
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Oh, that's not the only incidence of Christian-on-"other" violence. But do we really need to start listing atrocities *coughCrusadescough*? No religion is innocent of hateful acts.
Again, yes Christianity has done wrong, but I am talking about TODAY in the modern world and not a relative short period. You know today, where the earth is round and not the center of the universe.
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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Again, yes Christianity has done wrong, but I am talking about TODAY in the modern world where the earth is round and not the center of the universe.
Oh, right then, nevermind. Just give me a moment to lift the corner of the carpet so that you can sweep that gigantic lump of shame back under it.

Wait...weren't you the one that said "What I am talking about is a pattern that has existed for over 1400 years in the entire Middle Eastern region accomplished by thousands, if not millions of Muslims."

Hey, I thought you were talking about TODAY in the modern world, not 1400 years ago.
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