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May 5, 2014

THE PEOPLE SPEAK - Are we accessories to genocide?

Recently, Mark Levin and Walid Shoebat made presentations per Internet media about the silence of the Western world to the plight of untold numbers of Christians being persecuted horrendously. Walid Shoebat was being interviewed by Mark about this travesty because most people didn't know of its occurrence.  

The March-April 2014 edition of BARNABAS AID, p. 3, addresses this situation described in a diplomatic report of March 1896 of the massacres of Armenian Christians in the Ottoman Empire 1895-96: “88,000 Armenians killed; 568 churches destroyed; 328 churches turned into mosques; 2,400 villages looted; 646 villages forcefully Islamized.”  The survivors, refugees, displayed hopelessness and unbearable hardships.”  

The reader/listener asks if the European politicians of 1896 were alerted to this tragedy, why did they not act?  Mark raised his voice saying if we today know of more like tragedies, why is there no response from politicians or from churches? The persecution lasted for nearly 30 more years, peaking in 1915 with a total death toll of over 1.5 million Armenians and Assyrian Christians; however, during WWI, the German government asked “the church” to keep silent about the genocide to avoid disrupting the German-Turkish alliance.

At last there is a beginning realization of the gravity of the situation among those who have the power, influence and money to change the course of events. We, the People, need to speak out against those afflicted ones whose welfare or lack of may lead to the extinction of the Church in the Middle East.  

Walid Shoebat, a former Muslim Brotherhood member himself, now a Christian peace activist, heads up the organization RESCUE CHRISTIANS.  His site for information and donations is https://shoebat.com. Walid's newsletter of March 24, 2014 contains an article, “America is Now an Accessory to Genocide.”  We, as a country, are allies of those who are the murderers. The last two presidential elections have been recipients of material support from the Muslim Brotherhood.

CATHERINE WHITE

Muskogee

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