When I saw this posting on my aol page last night, I cried. I cried because not only is ISIS killing and advertising their unholy and barbaric actions for all the world to see, these were Christian men from Egypt. They are Coptic Christians, one of the oldest Christian churches, and the largest in the Middle East. There is a long history there.
I find it ironic the quote from the video, how ISIS calls the Egyptian church hostile. If the actions weren't so horrible one would have to laugh, they are so blinded by lies.
When President Obama compared the Crusades to what is happening now, I was so angry! I think I even yelled out loud. I had to think of a logical rhetoric to dispute this ridiculous claim. And here it is:
Over history, Jews and Christians have been killed and persecuted in the name of Allah, ever since the start of their existence. But Muslims, no, the only mass killings of them were during the Crusades, which was just 300 years. True there was the Reconquista, but the Jews were also persecuted and killed, so that doesn't count.
Jews have been murdered since the Exodus. And it never seems to stop. Throughout all the empires through history that invaded Israel, their persecution never ended, including the last mass extermination, the Holocaust, which killed 6 million Jews.
Not only that , during the Crusades, the people not only killed, Muslims, but also Jews, and even Christians in their zeal to take back Jerusalem.
The point is I am trying to make is that instead fighting amongst ourselves as to what religion is right, either Protestant, Catholic, or some other branch of Christianity, instead of fighting amongst political circles, whether Republican or Democrat, Socialist or Capitalist, we need to stand together and stop this evil.
We can either pretend that these are really good people who have fallen on good times and let's try to understand them and be diplomatic, let's stop being naïve and weak, and stand with our fellow persecuted victims, the Jews. Let's stand with Jews and Christians from around the world and let them know they are not alone. Let them know that even though our government seems either unwilling or unable to fight, that we will. We will not give up. We will not give in. We will stand for what is right, for right makes might, NOT might makes right.
I surely do not want a Sharia world. I don't want our children to grow up in a world where they cannot experience the freedoms that we experience now. I want my niece to grow up believing what she wants, saying what she wants. I want her to be able to live her dream, and be the beautiful young lady that she is. I want her to be able to drive and wear her head bare and her hair long and free.
Maybe we won't win. But we surely will lose if we don't unite and fight!
I usually don't like to get political on my blogs. But the picture above shook me into action. I just can't stand by anymore and try to keep the peace and hope I don't offend anybody. Heck, I probably offended people anyways with the last two blogs about mental illness! So I guess I will go whole hog and stop going half-assed.
I am proud to be an American. I love to see the big flag at Perkins everyday flying free. I love the Constitution. I don't ever, ever want our forefathers or our soldiers to have sacrificed their everything in vain. We owe it to them to do whatever we can to save this great nation, the greatest nation on God's green earth.