Christmas is fast approaching but the joyous season of lights, glittering trees, and children’s wide-eyed wonder has been turned into the the stuff of nightmares not just in Israel but in Europe and now in Egypt as well.
First Israel…the Holy Land…the very land God gave to the Jews.
“They think they can uproot us from our land. They will not succeed…Our guiding principle is that whoever attacks us and whoever tries to attack us will pay with his life.” So said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…and rightfully so.
The Jewish State of Israel…which will remain the Jewish State no matter the U.N.’s wishes…is also home to millions of Christians…Christians who are free to practice their religion in the sacred land where Jesus was born. But sadly in today’s Israel, Christmas and the days leading up to it seem to equate to just more days of terror being perpetrated on Israeli citizens…both Christians and Jews…by those who think they have a right to said Holy Land…by those known as Palestinians.
And like in too many Christmas’s past, which included his placing added security at Christian churches, Prime Minister Netanyahu has basically been forced once again to take matters into his own hands to keep all Israeli citizens safe. Now making publicly known his seven key steps…steps he believes will help deter terror attacks by both Iranian funded Hezbollah and Hamas operatives living in Gaza and the Golan Heights…Netanyahu issued these steps while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas still continues to blame Israel for what he called a “violent environment” and Israel’s inciting violence against him. But these accusations are indeed quite laughable for time and actions have proven that it’s the Palestinians who always… and I repeat always…start the altercations with Israel thus leaving Israel having every right to fight back.
And these seven steps are in direct response to both of last week’s killings by Palestinian gunmen, the first where two I.D.F. soldiers were gunned down at a bus stop and to the drive-by shooting that not only seriously wounded seven Israelis outside the town of Ofra but also led to the death of a baby boy and his mother. Step 1: to accelerate demolition of terrorists’ homes; Step two: to ramp up efforts to apprehend the terrorists responsible for the latest series of attacks; Step 3: to increase administrative detention of Hamas operatives in Judea and Samaria; Step four: to reinforce IDF units in Judea and Samaria; Step five: to protect roads in Judea and Samaria with checkpoints; Step six: to place a cordon around El-Bireh; and Step seven: to revoke permits of terrorist family members and accomplices.
Also, Netanyahu will “legalize thousands of homes” in Judea and Samaria that were built in “good faith” but have not yet been granted what’s known as “formal legal status.” And gaining that status would allow the residents the legal right to erect public, educational, and religious structures…as in may creches and Christmas trees that hopefully will now light up Judea and Samaria’s night skies.
And while those once mostly dark skies do start to light up as Christmas fast approaches, the Israeli military will continue on with “Operation Northern Shield”…the very operation that is both “uncovering” and then “neutralizing” Hezbollah’s terror tunnels along the Israeli/Lebanon border. And that operation cannot and must not rest even for Christmas for while Hezbollah does not yet have the ability to produce “accurate weapons,” Israel knows well that as Iran continues to export their missile technology into Lebanon, factories are being built or restructured to turn that technology into accurate long-range “projectiles”…as in missiles…that Hezbollah has every intention of using against Israel no matter if her citizens killed be Christians or Jews.
And never underestimate the possibility of an “islamic surprise” reigning down on Israel on Christmas Day…maybe even on the Christian holy city of Bethlehem in the West Bank…for the islamists hatred of Christians is secondary only to that of the Jews.
So while Israel remains unwavering in its objective of keeping both Hezbollah and especially Iran as far away from the Golan Heights as possible…in fact as far away from Israel in general…Iran continues ratcheting up its hatred of both Israel and the U.S…the “Little Satan” and the “Great Satan” respectively…for how dare President Trump reimpose sanctions on them. And it’s this newest round of sanctions that has caused Iran serious economic hardships as the rial’s value continues to drop on the international markets along with critical oil production and sales plummeting, while at the same time the mullahs are facing the reality that the opposition groups are not just growing in numbers but in strength and solidarity as they rightfully see the mullahs themselves as Iran’s enemy not Israel, not the Jews, and surely not Israel’s Christian citizens.
So while Israel remains ever vigilant this Christmas season as they strive hard to make Christmas as safe, peaceful, and meaningful as possible for their Christians citizens, many countries in Europe are themselves awash in nightmarish Christmas demands that have them caving to those out to kill us all.
“The word ‘Christmas,’ a symbol of our faith and our culture, does not discriminate against anyone. Striking the emblems of Christmas does not guarantee anyone’s respect, does not produce a welcoming and inclusive school and society, but fosters intolerance towards our culture, our customs, our laws and our traditions. We firmly believe that our traditions must be respected.” So stated Milan politician Samuele Piscina last year.
As the muslim invasion of Europe shows no signs of abating and as its muslim population continues to grow while still not assimilating into the fabric of their host countries societies, muslims see it as their right to make demands to either have Christmas traditions and festivities secularized or done away with in their entirety, after all the joyfulness that is Christmas upsets their oh-so delicate islamic sensibilities. And it upsets them to such a degree that Europe is now caving out of fear for their safety…safety from the very people they so foolishly welcomed into their countries.
And Europe’s dismantling of Christmas traditions started quite innocuously with the renaming of Christmas markets and such…replacing the word “Christmas” with “Winter” variations, as in for example the Amsterdam Winter Parade, Brussels Winter Pleasures, Kreuzberger Wintermarkt, London Winterville, and Munich Winter Festival just to name but a few.
By the way, America needs to take note of this seemingly small first step as it’s already happening in our public schools and in our churches with similar replacement names for what used to be school and church Christmas pageants and celebrations.
But even more troubling for Europe than just the simple renaming of marketplaces is the second step…the actual islamization of not only Christmas but of both Jesus and Christianity itself. And with Europe’s ever-increasing muslim populations ramping up their demands to tone down Christmas with its message of love and peace… which directly counters the qur’ans dictates of conversion or death…they are basing this upon the premise that Jesus of the Holy Bible is Isa of the qur’an. Yet nothing could be further from the truth for Isa (the supposed Arabic translation of Jesus’ name) as per the qur’an is a muslim prophet not the Son of God or of God “incarnate”…both key tenets of Christianity. And while Isa is referenced by name 25 times in the qur’an, he is alluded to as the “Word” and the “Spirit” of God but not of being God himself…remember God to muslims is allah…to we Christians and to we Jews, God the Father not allah is the creator of us all.
So if islam’s and Christianity tenets and doctrines don’t match why not force a rewording of one to bring it more inline with the other…as in islamic beliefs. And so “Chislam” was born in Europe to basically keep Christianity in check while islam itself has time to grow unchecked. And like with simple renamings, “Chislam” sadly is making inroads into our country as well for the kumbaya sorts do not see the wolf hiding behind the islamists sheep’s clothing.
And so with these first two steps in place but still not fully bringing Europe to her collective knees, the nightmarish images of bloodshed that is Israel’s ever constant reality is now becoming Europe’s as well as Christmas themed marketplaces are seeing not only killings by islamists increasing but a drop in attendance out of fear…“killing two birds with one stone” if you will. And it started two years ago when a Tunisian born muslim drove a hijacked truck into a busy Berlin Christmas market killing 12 people injuring 48 others with the aftermath being both the locals and tourists feared going to said market.
And just last week three people died and 12 others were critically wounded in France when Cherif Chekatt, a known islamist, opened fire at Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market forcing French officials to put the country on increased alert for possibly more terrorist attacks…again striking fear into the hearts of the French people as attendance at Christmas markets is dropping there as well.
So now with both Israel and Europe on high alert as Christmas draws near…and as islamists relish in manipulating their collective fears…Egypt too…an Arabic country…also sees its Christian population not just fearful but outright terrorized.
“There is no Christmas for us…the moment Maggie was taken to the hospital, the clock just stopped.” So said Samir Abdo whose 10-year old granddaughter was murdered last year by a suicide bomber while she was attending pre-Christmas services at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo.
Just a short month ago islamic militants affiliated with ISIS…militants who vowed to go after Egypt’s Christians (Coptics) as punishment for their support of President el-Sissi… ambushed three buses carrying Coptic Christians on a pre-Christmas pilgrimage to the Saint Samuel the Confessor monastery in Minya province…a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo…killing seven people and wounding 19 others, all but one members of a single family. And that attack was the second to target Christian pilgrims heading to said monastery in as many years with the first attack occurring in May 2017, leaving 28 people dead.
And an attack on December 11, 2016 on the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church (which is commonly known as El-Botroseya)…which held Christmas markets of sorts…killed 29 in the heart of Cairo. Also, eleven people were killed last December 29th when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral complex in Cairo proper, doing so no matter that the church was being guarded by police in the days leading up to Orthodox Christmas celebrations which were to take place the following week.
So with Egypt now joining Israel and Europe as being on high alert as this Christmas draws near…the beauty that is the Christmas season has been stolen from many by those whose goal is not just simply to do harm but to strike fear into the very hearts of Christians everywhere for to islamists the Christians will be next after they annihilate the Jews…or so they think. And with what now has turned into a nightmare of contriteness will unfortunately continue on as long as good people everywhere bow down and cater to the wishes of those who, like I previously stated, are out to kill us all.
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