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Christian freedoms are worth fighting for
Telegraph [UK], by Editorial

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/22/2013 5:36:34 AM

In today’s paper we carry a welcome and, frankly, remarkable commentary by Douglas Alexander, the shadow foreign secretary. It stands out not just as a passionate plea for the human rights of Christians living overseas but also because it comes from a leading member of the Labour Party. It would seem that Labour has decided that it does “do God” after all. [Snip] And some political analysts will doubtless say Mr Alexander’s intervention is a canny effort to attract votes from the Conservatives, to tap into the communitarian impulse that some people around Ed Miliband calculate to be the best guarantee of victory in 2015.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Intentional, 12/22/2013 8:09:34 AM     (No. 9664136)

FTA: Before 2003, there were over one million Christians in Iraq. Today, there are as few as 200,000.

Where did those 800,000 Iraqi Christians go? I´d like to know.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 12/22/2013 9:33:11 AM     (No. 9664232)

America, are you listening? Where is America´s Douglas Alexander? In the closing paragraph below, just substitute Barrack Obama for Tony Blair and Eric Holder for Alastair Campbell.

With any luck, Mr Alexander’s comments also mark the end of a politically correct culture[bold print mine] that made Alastair Campbell instruct Tony Blair to drop references to God, and which has made so much of the establishment nervous about criticising extremist Islamic groups. A new consensus appears to be emerging that freedom of religious expression for everyone, including Christians, is worth fighting for.

This is a pleasant surprise now that so many Christians have practically been obliterated from the Middle East and the trend has moved Westward. I´m sorry, but I just don´t get the attraction to a religion that preaches hate and enforcing "it´s my way or the highway" type of ruling.

Christianity has brought food and medicine to the suffering around the world. Christians give freely out of love for their fellow man; yet, Islam will cut off the heads of those who don´t bow down to the name of a fairly new zealot [Moham, who came centuries after Jesus walked the earth] and who was a pedophile and brought terror to the parts of the world he conquered. What is there to admire about those characteristics?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: columba, 12/22/2013 10:16:55 AM     (No. 9664281)

Christianity is suspect in the eyes of those who cannot accept the truth. Moral living in preparation for death is a good idea only to those who want morals.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/22/2013 12:15:10 PM     (No. 9664445)

It is the practiced politeness and sense of fairness and decorum which serve most to handicap both Christians and Conservatives when dealing with these two-timein´, shape-shifting, shuck & jive leftists who have run off to Vegas with the national credit card.

Saddam´s observation about the "Strong Horse" is still valid. The next level of cynicism one finds in these leftists is that they see Islam as being inevitable and they want to get in on the ground floor.

So...surprise !

The major media is a slut and she has moved on to the world-view of the most testosterone driven warrior culture in the neighborhood.

Islam is focused and driven and on the move.

This is exactly what the Romans feared about Christianity.

Kindness can be fatal in a bad neighborhood.

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