Turkish Bigots Target Christians

Turkish Bigots Target Christians

ISIS may have faded as an urgent threat, but the ugly Islamism festering in Turkey continues to send out warning signals which all Christians need to see and understand. Here are just two examples

Austria: According to a Nov. 2 report, as many as 50 young Turks attacked a church in Vienna-Favoriten on Thursday evening, Oct. 29:

"The attackers stormed into the parish church of St. Anton in Favoriten, shouted 'Allahu Akbar,' and kicking pews and other furnishing in the church.... Another Afghan was arrested over the weekend while shouting 'Islamic slogans' in St. Stephen's Cathedral.... Churches in Vienna are now being monitored more closely as part of the patrol service."

Syria: To cries of "Allahu Akbar" (video here), a cross was ripped down from a Greek orthodox church in a region "controlled by U.S.-backed militants," a November 1 report in the Greek City Times revealed. The cross had been torn down years earlier, when the Islamic State controlled the region, but restored by locals in an effort "to encourage Christians refugees to return to the city." The report adds that

"ISIS and Turkey are encouraging a small group to commit these horrible acts. Prior to the ISIS invasion and destruction of the city, it was home to a minority of Christians belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church, the Assyrian Church of the East, Syriac Orthodox Church, Chaldean Catholic and Syriac Catholic Church, and various Protestants."

It is a striking fact that Syria's Christians are completely safe and respected in the large parts of the country now ruled by the government of President Assad with the help of his Russian, Iranian and Hezbollah allies, but that they face renewed persecution by Islamist forces backed not only by Turkey but also by the USA. This situation looks set to worsen rapidly under the incoming Biden/Harris regime, which is already making threats to renew the massive intervention in Syria and Iraq which took place under Obama and which President Trump scaled back as far as the military-industrial complex and Zionist lobby would let him.