Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hatred within Israel?

Well, it didn't take long. I see Stephen Sizer couldn't resist but post the following story "Why are Christians the target?" on his blog:

The Christian community awoke this morning, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, to discover with horror that once again it is the target of forces of hatred within Israeli society. In the early hours of the morning, the door of the Cistercian (Trappist) monastery in Latroun was burnt and anti-Christian graffiti was sprayed on the walls....keep reading

What he failed to note was Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's quick condemnation of the deed:

"Those responsible for this reprehensible act need to be punished severely. Freedom of religion and freedom of worship are among the most basic foundations of the State of Israel."


The paramount difference between this incident and Christian persecution in other countries is that it is not condoned in Israel. It's sad that some make it a career of highlighting Israel's sins while largely ignoring Christian persecution under Islam, where it is too often encouraged.

Persecution of Christians: July, 2012

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