Archive for February, 2007

A religion of peace?

Posted in Overseas with tags , , , , on February 25, 2007 by Mike

Grant Swank has a great commentary at The Conservative Voice about how Christians are increasingly being attacked in Muslim countries, with authorities turning a blind eye, passing on the story of a 78-year-old Christian man in Egypt who was killed while at church. A Muslim stormed into the church with two long knives and stabbed several people, shouting “god is great!”

When these atrocities occur, little if nothing is done by the authorities. They too are extremist Muslim. They too read the Koran and its demands that non-Muslims be put out. Therefore, why should Christians be guarded when they are to be extinguished?

What free nations need to realize is that Christians living in these conditions elsewhere put up with this murderous threat every day of their lives. It is not just an occasional trap. It could happen any day, any hour, any time. Christian children are brought up to be on the watch for fear of their lives.

Again, in free countries Muslims demand freedom of religion. They expect freedom to erect their mosques, have their clerics teach whatever they want to preach, hold their secret meetings, run their propaganda-filled web sites and see through the eventual Islam World Rule.

On Muslim web sites, for instance there are stark warnings to Muslims to watch out for persecution in free nations. They are instructed step by step how to report any discrimination and then press for immediate, accurate action.

However, when Christians are slain in a Muslim country such as Egypt, it’s over and out for the Christians. Another life lost. So it goes. It’s just another “Christian story.”

Swank goes on to describe the dangers that women, both Muslim and non-Muslim, face in Islamic countries.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in a recent report said that violence against women had increased alarmingly, with some of the incidents incited by Mullahs opposed to women’s emancipation.

“Islamists also campaigned against the Women Protection Bill which was recently passed by parliament, which seeks to provide protection to women who have suffered discrimination under Islamic Sharia laws.

“Women make up just over 20 per cent of the lower house of parliament, according to the country’s main human rights group, and there are three women ministers in the cabinet of the federal government. But widespread discrimination against females continues to be a problem in what remains a male-dominated society, particularly in the countryside, where most Pakistanis live.”

It is time for “moderate” Muslims to step up in countries where they can speak freely and speak out against the atrocities that so-called extremist Muslims are committing against mankind. If they don’t speak out soon, there will be no need to use the word “extremist” when describing these terrorists.


The Striptease of William and Mary

Posted in America on February 24, 2007 by Mike

A few months ago, I posted an article about the College of William and Mary removing the cross from their chapel so that all students of every religious persuasion would feel welcome in the building. Well, the college is in the headlines again. tellsof how they recently welcomed “The Sex Workers’ Art Show” to campus.

The show is described as “an eye-popping evening of visual and performance art created by people in the sex industry to dispel the myth that they are anything short of artists, innovators, and geniuses.”

When college President Gene Nichol was confronted by students and alumni over his decision to allow the show, he was quoted as saying, “I don’t like this kind of show, but it is not the practice … of universities to censor or cancel performances because they are controversial.”

But critics of Nichol’s decision late last year to remove from the university’s Wren Chapel a cross that had been located there since 1940 called his latest stance hypocritical.

He can’t stop this so-called art show, but he can censor Christians’ displays. Wonder how this latest action (or lack of action on the president’s part) will affect alumni donations.