Milicias islámicas atacan otra ciudad cristiana en Siria

English: City of Saidnaya seen from the conven...

English: City of Saidnaya seen from the convent of Our Lady of Saidnaya, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Weeks after jihadist Syrian rebels attacked the Christian village of Ma’loula, Islamist militias have attacked the historic Syrian Christian town of Saidnaya, according to a Fides news agency report.

“This is banditry, but it is also a vendetta against Christians,” said a religious-order priest. “They are targeted attacks that have the effect of creating confusion and fear among civilians.”

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Dos iglesias católicas quemadas en Racca (Siria) por los rebeldes

chiesa-distrutta-300x225Me entero por el blog italiano No Cristianophobia: los fundamentalistas han destrozado las estatuas y las cruces de la Iglesia greco-católica de la Anunciación y de la Iglesia armenia de los Santos Mártires, poniendo en ellas la bandera islamista. La denuncia ha partido del Observatorio sirio de los Derechos Humanos.  Como escribe la Agencia AsiaNews.it, “los grupos fundamentalistas rechazan la autoridad del Consejo Nacional y quieren la sharia”, mientras el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU en Nueva York, “se ha reunido para dictar una resolución común bajo la consigna de la eliminación de las armas químicas de parte de Assad”.

Encontradas granadas en una Catedral católica en la República Centroafricana

 

Flag ~ Central African Republic

Flag ~ Central African Republic (Photo credit: e r j k p r u n c z y k)

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Two grenades were discovered at the cathedral in Bossangoa, a city of nearly 40,000 in the Central African Republic, the Fides news agency reported.

Members of Seleka, an Islamist rebel movement, seized power in the nation in March, and Christian institutions have suffered numerous attacks.

Más sobre Seleka aquí:

“The funding sources are worrisome. They are the same ones that funded the rebellions from Libya to Tunisia to Mali,” Territorial Administration Minister Jose Binoua said, implying that other countries like Chad are involved.

Some observers believe that even if the rebellion is mostly made up of former Central African rebels, it also includes “former members of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA), as well as Chadian, Sudanese and Nigerian mercenaries” — claims the rebels deny.

According to Marchal, “given the rebellion’s origins in the north, we can assume there are many Muslims in their ranks.”

81 muertos en una iglesia en Peshawar tras un atentado suicida

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Fort of Bala Hisar, Peshawar, Pakistan

Fort of Bala Hisar, Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A suicide bombing attack on an Anglican church in Pakistan has left several dozen dead, according to multiple media reports.

The attack took place in Peshawar, a city of 3.6 million in northern Pakistan. According to CNN, the death toll has reached 81.

“All Saints’ Church, Inside Kohati Gate, Peshawar, Pakistan became a target of terrorism today,” said a statement on the local Anglican diocese’s website. “As the Sunday service ended and the people came out of the church, two suicide bombers entered the church compound from the main gate and blew themselves up in the midst of the people.”

“Today, in Pakistan, because of a wrong choice, a decision of hatred, of war, there was an attack in which over 70 people died,” Pope Francis said. “This choice cannot stand. It serves nothing. Only the path of peace can build a better world.”

El ataque, además, dejó 110 heridos.

Los atentados se han producido con una diferencia de treinta segundos. Los dos terroristas, armados cada uno con seis kilos de explosivos–según las últimas informaciones policiales– se aproximaron a la iglesia cuando los más de 500 feligreses congregados abandonaban el culto. «El ataque tuvo lugar al término de la misa», indicó el jefe de Policía Mohammad Ali Babakhel al diario ‘Dawn’. Sigue leyendo

“4 de cada 10 feligreses han huído del país debido a la guerra”

Esto es lo que ha declarado un Pastor protestante de Damasco. Los números se cuantifican desde que comenzó la guerra hace dos años y medio:

Pastor Edward from Damascus paints a sad picture of the situation in the Syrian capital.

“The situation is very grim,” he says. “There is deep sadness and much stress and anxiety.”

According to the pastor, approximately 40 percent of the members of his church have left the country since the civil war in Syria started 2 1/2 years ago.

Imagine if 4 of every 10 members of your church left in such a short period—a major loss for every congregation. That is the reality churche

s in Syria now face, as the example from Damascus shows. People that have financial means and contacts abroad often leave the war-torn country.

Pastor Edward knows that in his church, some members still are waiting for the opportunity to leave Syria. “They are still trying to find a place to go,” he says.

Encontrado aquí.

Malula: los francotiradores siguen siendo peligrosos para los habitantes del enclave cristiano

English: Brasilia - The president of the Syria...

English: Brasilia – The president of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar Al-Assad during a visit to Congress Português do Brasil: Brasília – O presidente da República Árabe Síria, Bashar Al-Assad, em visita ao Congresso Nacional (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nice Deb ha posteado un vídeo muy interesante sobre el estado de la ciudad tras su reconquista por el ejército sirio.

In this RT broadcast, it is reported that government forces have succeeded in ridding most of the town of the rebel Jihadist fighters, but snipers remain at hotel that stands on a cliff  that overlooks the village. As the news team tried to exit the town, their vehicle was fired upon, and they had to take cover in an ally where dozens of Syrian soldiers have also taken cover. One of the soldiers gets hit in the head with shrapnel.

Note that one of Obama’s  partners in the fight to oust Assad has planted the black al qaeda flag on one of the buildings.

Al mismo tiempo, en la provincia de Homs, los rebeldes han matado a doce civiles de la secta de Al-Assad, esto es, la minoría alauí.

A ello hay que añadir, como señala esta bloguera, que la situación de los refugiados sirios en los países de alrededor es cada más angustiosa.

Por ello, el próximo día 25 de septiembre a las 19:30 horas, se celebrará en Madrid una mesa redonda, organizada por Ayuda a la Iglesia Necesitada, con el título “¿Qué está pasando en Oriente Medio? ¿Qué tienen que decir los cristianos?”. Tanto los datos para asistir (la entrada es gratuita) como los ponentes están en el enlace.

Marruecos: converso al cristianismo condenado a prisión por “comprometer la fe de un musulmán”

English: Meknes, Morocco Français : Meknès, Maroc

English: Meknes, Morocco Français : Meknès, Maroc (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Traducción: Como iba a encuentros cristianos, tenía biblias en su poder y tenía amistad con dos cristianos americanos que le habían dado materiales cristianos, estaba comprometiendo la fe de los musulmanes. Incluso su madre ha pedido a Alá que tome venganza de quien haya jugado con la mente de su hijo. Worthy News:

 “A Moroccan Christian has been fined and jailed for ‘shaking the faith of a Muslim.’

Spreading Christianity is prohibited under Article 220 of the Moroccan Penal Code; the maximum sentence for this offense is three to six months’ imprisonment, but in a September hearing, Mohamed el Baldi was convicted and sentenced to two and a half years!

Baldi was arrested after his house was raided on August 28 and all his religious belongings were confiscated, according to World Watch Monitor.

Baldi, who converted to Christianity almost seven years ago, confessed that he attended Christian meetings in the towns of Meknes and Rabat.

During his hearing, Baldi’s mother was said to have asked Allah to exact revenge on whoever tampered with her son’s mind.

Having a population more than 99 percent Muslim, Morocco is ranked 39th on the Open Doors International World Watch List of countries where practicing Christianity is the most difficult.”