* While a Palestinian priest (one of those “Islamo-Christians’) spouts dhimmi absurdities — saying, as dhimmis have always said, that the Muslims are wonderful, and the Christians identify with them — the reality suggests otherwise. “Christmas under Hamas rule,” by Katya Adler for BBC News (thanks to Mark Durie):
* The patriarch called on the Hamas government to take responsibility and to protect the Christian citizens of Gaza, along with everyone else.
As the crowded church was belting out hallelujahs, I stepped into the church courtyard for some fresh air.
The Muslim call to prayer was beginning to echo from the myriad of mosques all around.
I thought how this reflected the situation in Gaza in Christmas 2007 – that while the muezzin were on loudspeaker, the church bells here are played from a cassette tape.
A nervous young nun adjusted the volume – loud enough to peel through the church but not to penetrate its walls – it might risk offending Muslim Gazans passing by.
I was reminded by this story of the text of the 7th century “Pact of Umar”, in which Chrisitans, when surrendering to Islam, agreed to silence their bells: “We shall use only [wooden] clappers in our churches very softly.”
The prohibition on ringing bells was one of the universal restrictions imposed by Islamic law upon ‘dhimmis’ – non-Muslims living under Islam after conquest. The bells of Middle Eastern Christians fell silent for more than a thousand years, until the European Powers dismantled the dhimmi system during the 19th and 20th centuries. Now the age-old discriminatory laws are being enforced again, and Hamas is proving as good as its word, for when it took power in Gaza the local Christians were told that as they were now in a full Islamic system they ‘must accept Islamic law’. The silence of the bells bears witness that Hamas has told the truth about its intentions.
* Dhimmi Christians in denial:
The silence is bad enough, but what distressed me most about Adler’s report was her claim – paradoxically in the very same article – that “There is no evidence to suggest the Hamas government here officially discriminates against Christians…”
This Christmas season Gazan Christians are being resubjected to the odious, humiliating discriminations of the dhimmi system. This makes Christmas a very good time for the rest of the world to wake up and pay attention to the stark historical reality of dhimmi Christians’ lives under Islamic rule, and to the intolerable reimposition of these conditions in many Muslim societies in the present day.
* That’s what its all about, isn’t it, Muslims?
* Oxford ‘outraged’ over plans to blast the Islamic call to prayer 3 times a day.
* Sure when they built this hideous mosque the Muslims promised the locals that they would ‘never’ use loudspeakers to blast the ‘Allahu akbar’ over the neighborhood, but now its time to take it one step further, who could possibly object to that? You Islamophobe, you!
By JOHN KAY
and LYNSEY HAYWOOD
MUSLIM leaders have sparked outrage with plans to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer over the roof-tops of one of Britain’s most historic cities.
Elders at Oxford Central Mosque want to blast it out three times a day.
* How’s that for being ‘moderate?’ Give ’em time, let them prepare the ground! Later on they can get their 5 prayers , even at 4 in the morning…
They have already discussed the controversial idea with council chiefs and are set to submit a formal application in the New Year.
But the move has been met with fury by people living near the mosque in Oxford â€“ known as the city of dreaming spires.
They claim the two-minute call â€“ to be broadcast over three large speakers â€“ is noise pollution and offensive to other faiths.
Dr Allan Chapman said: “This has nothing to do with the Muslim faith. If this is allowed to go ahead it will be intrusive and distasteful.
“People will have no choice but to have this message rammed down their throats. My fear is that it will lead to anger and resentment.
“The area does not have a huge population of Muslims and this is grossly unfair on everyone else.”
* Well, that can be changed. Wait and see….
Lies & Denial from the Muslims:
* Spokesman Sadar Rana said yesterday: “In Islamic countries Christian people are allowed to ring bells in churches as a call to prayer and we never have arguments with that.
* A statement that is a false as Sadar Rana’s ‘religion’…
“We are part of the United Kingdom and because of that we feel that we should be allowed to keep with tradition.
Immigrants know the benefits of the UK
“Church bells are drowned out by the wailing from mosques”
WITH dreary predictability, our two leading Christian clerics have each used their Christmas messages this year to mouth fashionable political orthodoxies.
The Anglican Church used to be described as the Tory Party at prayer. Today, it is Labour on its knees.â€‚In his sermon yesterday the Archbishop of Canter bury, like an earnest Left-wing activist, prattled on about the threat to the environment from “humanity’s selfishness”, warning how our “greed” could “distort the balance of things”.
His opposite number in the Catholic Church, the Arch bishop of Westminster Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, was even more politically correct.â€‚In his address at midnight mass he attacked Britain’s supposed failure to embrace immigration. Urging that we do more to welcome migrants, he moaned that too many arrivals “feel excluded simply because they are outsiders”.
Only someone completely divorced from reality could come up with such bilge.â€‚If Britain is really such an inhospitable place for immigrants, why are millions of them flocking here?
Church bells are drowned out by the wailing from mosques.
The fact is that no country in the Western world makes life easier for migrants, giving them benefits, housing, jobs and support and even encouraging them to cling on to their cultures rather than adopt a new British identity.â€‚
That is precisely why the hundreds of young men at the new Sangette camp near Calais are so desperate to cross the Channel.
One Muslim at the camp, Hawar Said from Iraq, ex plained last week why he was so keen to reach England.â€‚“I will get a passport, money, a flat.â€‚It is a dream for me.”â€‚He has shown a far greater understanding of how the system really works than the Cardinal.
Indeed, the Catholic Arch bishop’s words are a travesty of the truth.â€‚The people really made to feel unwelcome in modern Britain are those who dare to question the destruction of our country through mass immigration.â€‚
They find themselves accused of racism or intolerance because they object to their jobs being taken, their wages cut, their heritage traduced and their taxes spent on welfare for foreigners.
If the Cardinal wants a cause worth supporting, it is his own religion, not the import of yet more alien culture into Britain.