Look what’s happening in the European region that NATO “defended”

Look what’s happening in the European region that NATO “defended”

by Don Hank

From the site: Pravoslavie.RU

From the fourteenth century to the present day, the land of Kosovo and Metohija has been, and will always remain, the spiritual heartland of the Serbian Orthodox nation. Sanctified by a multitude of monasteries and churches as well as by the blood of martyrs, the holy land of Kosovo occupies a place of honor and reverence within the souls of all believing Serbs.

The pretext behind Bill Clinton’s war in Kosovo was genocide against the Albanian Muslim Kosovars, supposedly perpetrated by the Christian Serbs.

Now Kosovo is a holy land to Orthodox Serbs. It holds sites of some of the first churches and sacred monuments ever built in their country – in fact, some of the first in Europe. Some are around1,000 years old.

A joint report was recently issued by In Defense of Christians (IDC) and Knights of Colombus (KC) for the purpose of inducing the US Congress to issue a statement that the persecution of Christians in the Middle East is genocide. While this IDC/KC report mentions how the Knights of Columbus had defended Christians persecuted in Mexico under President Plutarco Calle, in Italy under Mussolini and in communist bloc countries, it does not mention persecution of Serbian Orthodox in Kosovo and Greek Orthodox in Cyprus. It is hoped that eventually, the situation in Kosovo and other parts of the former Yugoslavia will be brought to light. However, time is of the essence.

Once submitted to Congress, their report produced the desired effect. Not only did Congress issue a statement declaring persecution of Christians in the Middle East to be genocide, but the Obama administration was forced to reluctantly follow suit, for fear of losing face. However, while the report presents a meticulously detailed account of the known murders and persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria, it does not mention the genocide in Kosovo, which is ongoing and is a hideous blemish on US foreign and military policy. It should give pause to anyone who has advocated that NATO be “strengthened” (eg, Ted Cruz and followers) rather than dismantled (as suggested by Donald Trump). In effect, while IDC and KC are to be commended for their meticulous study and efforts to bring this report to the US Congress, by singling out only the Middle Eastern Christians, sadly, their report glosses over Bill Clinton’s biggest crime, the Kosovo War, which I described here. The ulterior motivation for this war, and all Middle East wars in which the US engaged, was described here.

This accusation of “genocide” by the Christian Serbs was far from supported by the facts on the ground, which, according to reports from Serbian bloggers and others, seemed to suggest the inverse, ie, genocide against Christians by these supposed victims, who may have made some missteps in defending themselves against criminal Albanians but unquestionably had the right to defend themselves. In fact, as reported, for example, by the BBC here, the UN declared after the war that – at variance with the US allegations – the situation in Kosovo did not rise to the level of genocide against the Albanian Muslims. But it was too late. You can’t wind back a war.

The Serbian Parliament issued a report here taken from a speech by Chief Delegate Aleksandar Cotric at the autumn session of the International Secretariat of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy, held in Nicosia, Cyprus, from November 22 to 25. The excerpts appearing in the following are my translations from the Serbian from this site. Cotric’s speech contained horrific details rarely reported outside of Serbia, and while the Serbian Parliament’s site did include these details in its Serbian-language site, its English language site omitted them. Here are my translations of the salient details (emphasis mine):

“Since 1999, Serbian clergy, monks and temples of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo and Metohija have been exposed to constant attacks, threats and provocations by Albanian terrorists and extremists.”

“Since then more than three hundred thousand Serbs have been expelled from their homes in Kosovo and Metohija, and about 150 churches, monasteries and other religious objects were destroyed, damaged and desecrated.

“More than ten thousand icons, ecclesiastical art and liturgical objects were also stolen or destroyed, and about six thousand tombstones at about 350 Serbian Orthodox cemeteries destroyed or damaged, while in more than 50 Serbian Orthodox cemeteries, there is no monument left intact…”

The sanitized version of this report in English, authorized by the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Republic of Serbia, mentions, like the IDC/KC report, only the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and completely ignores the situation in Kosovo, even though the Kosovar persecution follows the same signature MO as the ISIS persecution in the Middle East. The Serbs who wrote this report would have had every right, and obligation, to report at their English-language site, the above-described ongoing destruction of an entire Serbian region ever since the end of the war in 1999.

Another English-language page of this National Assembly site goes so far as to mention the “Kosovo-Metohija issue” but does not elaborate. Thanks to media self-censorship, no non-Serb would have any idea what this issue is or that it involves genocide against Christians by the Muslim Albanians that NATO purported to protect. How does one protect thugs? Did Ted Cruz know about this when he recommended that NATO be “strengthened”?

So why did the Serbian government not speak out on the dire situation of Christians in Kosovo at its English-language site?

That’s easy. Serbia has applied for accession to the EU and the negotiations are ongoing. The EU is a US puppet and may not mention that the US’s (and NATO’s) war in Kosovo has been wreaking havoc in that region for 17 years. We must all be good little puppets.

Likewise, the Facebook site of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy, which appears in English, Russian and Greek, also omits the above details of Christian persecution in Kosovo – in each of those languages – obviously for the same reason. So if a European state wants to join the EU, it had better not tell the truth about the dire situation facing your Christian population. This situation perfectly fits the definition of tyranny.

I went to the Assembly’s Facebook page and posted, admonishing them to stop the self censorship and warning them that they would be better off outside the EU, which had acquiesced to the destruction of Kosovo in cowardly fashion.

There are a few honest and balanced reports on the Kosovo war and its causes, for example, at this site.

An excellent video at this site presents an honest picture of the situation in Kosovo before, during and after the war. Note the role of the Americans in assisting the Albanian Muslims to purge the Christians.

Very obviously, the Kosovo war was not about preventing genocide. It was part of a larger effort by the Western elites to eliminate Christianity.

 

How Western powers abet Christian persecution

Blatantly anti-Christian Western foreign policy: support of anti-Christian dictators, war against Christian supporters 

by Don Hank

Recently, it was reported that Chinese Catholics will defy their government’s ban  on observing the International Day of Prayer.

But how can there be a government ban on this, since prayer is speech, which is, to quote Barack Obama, a “universal right.” Obama said that in a speech warning Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak not to step on the human rights of Egyptian protesters, who were destroying government property and burning cars in the streets.

So what did our courageous White House resident have to say about the blatant human rights violations in China?

Nothing. Neither did any other Western “leader.”

In fact, no president has complained about any human rights violations in China, where Christianity is strictly regulated, and in North Korea, where North Korea, where Christians are reportedly jailed, beaten, executed and, in one case, pulverized with steam rollers, and where Kim Jong Il reportedly starved 2 million people to death.

The official Western response to inhumane dictators is always the same:

1–ignore any human rights violations against Christians anywhere

2–support groups hostile to Christians

As I showed in a previous article, in every conflict involving Muslims, the West’s intervention  has led to the persecution of Christians, and for the most part, has eliminated the indigenous Christian population.  Every single one of our interventions has had this same kind of outcome.

Saddam, though a tyrant,  protected Christians during his reign. Once he was toppled, the persecution of Christians was immediate. The US government under Bush/Obama did nothing and did not protest. The Assyrian Christians there were quietly deported to Sweden, which granted them asylum. Think about it: a country under American control persecuting its Christians with the tacit permission of the Americans (who now go to war to protect “human rights”).

Mubarak held the line as best he could against anti-Christian actions. He didn’t do a great job of it, mind you, but tried his best in view of the anti-Christian atmosphere among the populace. But the day he was forced out of office — under pressure from Obama — the Egyptian military fired on monks and workers at a Coptic monastery.

The Ivory Coast had a Christian president, Laurent Gbagbo, who claimed election fraud in his re-election bid. Indeed, there was strong evidence that there was fraud and that the Muslim candidate who claimed victory had in fact lost on number of votes (as I reported before, I read this in a French paper that had the chutzpah to report it, showing photos of altered ballots). The UN kicked out the Christian and declared the Muslim president without investigating the claims of fraud. In one area under UN control, 1000 Christians were murdered. There was no meaningful protest from any Western powers, which months prior to this had investigated reports of human rights violations by the Christian president.

Next in line is Syria. Obama has drawn a bead on President Basher Assad. Now, you may be wondering about Syria’s record on Christianity. A few years back a Syrian pastor visited our church and told us that, amazingly, Syria, at least at that time, was so Christian-friendly that the government there actually donated construction materials for the building of Christian churches. I believe this was true. The leadership has not changes since then, so we are talking about another Christian-friendly country that may soon fall into the hands of violent, brutal Islamists. No wonder the Christian-hostile Western powers are eager to see Syria fall. God protect the Christians there should that happen!

Anyone who wishes to learn the details of brutal Chinese and N. Korean persecution of Christians can go to sites like Voice of Martyrs and read gut-wrenching horror stories of abuse. Yet what do we do about China? Why we practice “free” trade with them of such magnitude that we destroy Western industry and make them the second richest nation on earth, and Obama fetes Hu Jintao in the White House, even as Chinese dissidents, including Nobel prize winner Liu Xiaobao sit in Chinese prisons for speaking their minds. Apparently, freedom of speech is only a “universal right” in Muslim countries where dissidents seek to topple Christian-friendly governments. Go ahead, tell me I am exaggerating.

Question for the reader:

Does anyone here think the West, which wages war at the drop of a hat over “human rights,” will ever do anything to protect Christians outside the West and do you expect these same Western powers never to persecute Western Christians once they think the coast is clear? 

It is constantly suggested in the media that the purpose of “separation of church and state” is to protect non-Christians from human rights violations by theocratically minded Christians.

But here is what most of us have been lulled into forgetting:

It is one thing — and quite a bad thing — for the government to favor the majority religion over another or set up a theocracy. But it is quite another for a government to promote, through its foreign policies, groups that persecute people of any religion because of their religion.

It is time the West woke up to see what is really going on under our very noses.

It is time we the people took back the West.

In a very real way, we are under a hostile foreign occupation, by a Right-Left coalition of Democrats and GOP in America and by the UN, NATO and the EU in Europe, whose actions consistently run counter to the will of the people. We the people have a sovereign right to our own culture and do not have to be manipulated into abandoning it in favor of a foreign one.

Of course, we also have the right to continue committing national suicide if that is what we really want.

It is up to us.

Does the West have the will to survive?

Since the writing of this article, our friend in Christ Berit Kjos added a link to it at her site. She added some information in a yellow box at the top. Please check it out:

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/011/hank/anti-christian.htm

Further reading:

World Day of Prayer banned in China:

http://blog.beliefnet.com/pray_for_the_persecuted_church/2011/05/chinese-catholics-decide-to-defy-day-of-prayer-ban.html?source=NEWSLETTER&nlsource=11&ppc=&utm_campaign=Bible&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_term=verizon.net

Obama to Mubarak (Jan.): “Free speech is a human right.”

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/463135-President_Obama_To_Mubarak_Free_Speech_Is_Human_Right.php

Executed in N Korea for not renouncing faith in Christ:

http://www.frontline.org.za/articles/FirsthandTestimoniesOfChristianCourageAmid.htm

Kim Jong Il starved 2 million to death:

http://persecution.net/northkorea.htm

N. Korea inters, beats to death Christians

http://www.persecution.org/2011/03/16/campaign-to-end-persecution-of-christians-in-north-korea/

Christians pulverized with steam rollers in North Korea:

http://northkoreanchristians.com/

1,000 Christians murdered in Ivory Coast under UN watch:

http://laiglesforum.com/us-media-cover-up-ivory-coast-massacre-details/2398.htm

Western hypocrisy in Muslim conflicts

http://laiglesforum.com/why-i-am-not-on-our-side-any-more/2174.htm

Behind “diversity” the muzzling of Christians

“Diversity” aims to suppress Christianity

I am posting this as a companion piece to the article on Common Purpose and on “diversity” and “leadership” training, both from the UK but both relevant and timely for US readers.

Look how people have been brainwashed by all the PC diversity discussion in the mass media and by diversity training:

‘I have Christian beliefs myself and maybe she meant well. But it could perhaps be upsetting for some other people if they have different beliefs or thought that she meant they looked in such a bad way that they needed praying for.’

Notice how no one of another faith complained, yet a “Christian” was dreadfully afraid a Muslim or atheist might be offended on their way to hell or that a dying patient might think they were dying and realize the need for repentance. Imagine living in a world in which praying for a dying patient is banned. We are just a few goose steps away from that absurdity.

Look what else they say:

‘Your NMC (Nursing Midwifery Council) code states that “you must demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to equality and diversity” and “you must not use your professional status to promote causes that are not related to health”.’

Imagine if someone had prohibited the Apostle Paul to heal people on the grounds of ‘diversity.’ What might the sick have thought of that policy? Imagine the scenario: “Oh, thank God that religious fanatic wasn’t allowed to touch me and allow me to walk again!”

 

Or the following:

As a result, Mrs Petrie, who qualified as a nurse in 1985 and has worked part-time for the North Somerset Authority since February 2008, was ordered to attend an equality course. Such courses can include learning to make a judgment on whether your words are likely to offend the person they are directed to.

How about bureaucrats taking a course in learning to make a judgment on whether their words are likely to offend an entire nation, their own!

Pray, American, pray hard for an end to this leftward march to nowhere! Nowhere is just around the corner, and its name is Washington.

Donald Hank

PS: I am now in the process of trying to find an email or other address for Caroline Petrie. This brave woman needs encouragement. I would encourage readers to email the reporters at the Mail and ask them if they can convey your sympathy for her and tell her you are praying for her!

 

Persecuted for praying: Nurse who faces the sack after offering to pray for sick patient

By David Wilkes and Neil Sears

A nurse could be sacked and even struck off for offering to say a prayer for an elderly patient.

Caroline Petrie, a community nurse and devout Christian, has already been suspended for an alleged breach of her code of conduct on equality and diversity.

She now faces disciplinary action, even though the patient involved did not make a formal complaint.

Suspended: Caroline Petrie offered to pray to help a patient recover

The case has outraged the Christian community, which warns its members are becoming ‘the most discriminated against people in society’.

They cited previous instances including that of Heathrow check-in worker Nadia Eweida, who in 2006 was banned from wearing a cross around her neck at work.

Last night Mrs Petrie, 45, insisted she was not trying to force her beliefs on others, but was simply offering a little spiritual help.

She said: ‘I have trouble understanding how offering to pray for someone could be upsetting. I feel it’s a nice thing to ask and a way to give hope that circumstances can change.’

She made the prayer offer to May Phippen, 79, in December, at the end of a home visit.

Mrs Phippen, a widow who lives with relatives, mentioned the offer in passing to another nurse the next day.

Caroline denies forcing her faith on anyone and said she was only trying to help by politely offering to pray for a patient

The great-grandmother told the Mail last night: ‘It didn’t worry me, it just struck me as a strange thing for a nurse to do. She finished dressing my legs and before she left the last thing she asked was would you like me to say a prayer for you? I said “no thank you” and then she went.

‘It was the first time I’d seen her. She was a nice lady, did the job properly and was quietly spoken. Personally I wouldn’t want to see her sacked for something like that.

‘I have Christian beliefs myself and maybe she meant well. But it could perhaps be upsetting for some other people if they have different beliefs or thought that she meant they looked in such a bad way that they needed praying for.’

Read more here.