Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Over the course of the last twenty years or so, Catholic pilgrims visiting the Holy Land have come home with stories of Christian persecution from both the Jews and Hamas. It has been crystal clear from these stories that the overwhelming majority of the cruelty and persecution of Christians in the Holy Land is coming from the Israelis. The cruelty is unbearable.
Given this state of affairs, I've had a tough time ginning up empathy for Israel, though my gut instincts repeatedly tell me I should.
I don't claim to be a historian on this situation. Catholics have been preoccupied with their own persecution inside and outside of the Roman Catholic Church. But, from what I have read and observed: I get that the Jewish people were living there and were targets for the terrorism of muslims. And, let us face it - the terrorism of muslims through the centuries is insidious and well known to Christians. There is no living in peace with them.
The muslims want us dead. Both Christians and Jews.
I've never actually found peace in the displacement of Palestinians, making them refugees from their own homes to create the state of Israel. But when I cut to the chase, the Jews were struggling to survive in a place where they lived. It simply was not possible because of the terrorism. There is no living in peace. There is no chance of survival. We have seen it with our own. The Jews fought back and won a homeland where they could survive, pass on their heritage and practice their religion. The muslims have continued to throw bombs, kill and terrorize.
We've never had to live with the kind of unceasing terrorism that finds three of our teenage sons murdered in cold blood as a political message from the muslims who live next door.
At the end of the day, those wounds run deep and the situation causes people to behave in ways they ordinarily wouldn't. Each time they are dragged to the negotiation table, it seems that Israel tries to be reasonable.
Here again, we see Israel accepting a cease fire and Hamas defiantly telling them they will continue the terrorism and massacre. As Israel lays down its weapons, Hamas continues to bomb and murder.
Where is nobel peace award recipient Barack Hussein?
In six years, they have reduced centuries of leadership of this once great nation to rubble.
All he could muster was a public announcement asking Israel to exercise forbearance as the muslims throw bombs and murder their children in cold blood.
With the world watching the sissification of the POTUS, Egypt had to step in and take the lead. While he was having a supper with the muslims, Barack Hussein 'praised' the Egypt's attempt to stop the escalation in the conflict.
He either thinks the whole world is as stupid as the people who elected him or he just doesn't give a hoot how his passive-aggressive jihad is playing out.
The Canadian PM has already spoken out. Every American who has done their diligence has found out that Barack Hussein is funding and behind Hamas.
I have to wonder, is the Obama-funded ethnic cleansing of Christians in the Middle East now so victorious that they are well-positioned to attempt to conquer and ethnic cleanse the Jews?
Are our people so dead and gone, the Jews are next on the agenda?
Deos enim religuos accepimus, Caesares dedimus