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Manfred Gerstenfeld: Palestinian Crimes Against Christian Arabs…….

The dilemma is how to get the world to listen to and respect the experience and the warnings of the ordinary Christian, the ordinary priest and reverend, and to disregard the endorsements of the PA that are mouthed by their religious leaders.
“In private a variety of Christians will tell you that they are suffering from the pressures by Muslims. In public these same people will berate Israel for the security fence and the occupation. It has become an old game and Israelis understand it. One wonders when foreign journalists and NGOs will finally start to understand it.”
As it was in the former Soviet Union and in present day Cuba, state appointed religious leaders in authoritarian regimes are always the least trust worthy of sources to turn to, when seeking information on the welfare of people living within the state.
Their allegiances lie elsewhere, being duty bound to pimp the state message for any number of different reasons. If you really want to know what’s actually going on within any controlled environment, you have to enquire from anonymous sources, and quietly, behind closed doors.

Finland has Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan, a pseudo “man of the cloth”, who speaks fluent Finnish and takes the time to visit the Finnish state at least once a year, to disseminate the latest in Palestinian propaganda to an eagerly waiting naive church audience.

He of course condemns Christian Zionism, prefering rather to peddle the historical fabrication of “peaceful coexistence between Christians/Jews and the Arab-Muslim population” before the arrival of Jewish Zionists, and Israel becoming a state. Lutheran Bishop, Munib Younan, is the archtypical dhimmi Christian leader who …knows his place.
He also takes young Finnish activists under his wing when they come to the Palestinian controlled areas to do humanitarian work. He ensures that they receive a full dosage about the evils of the Jewish state, but also about how things are just sweet between the Muslim and Christian communities in the PA.

The TT has written previously about the same situation, but since that time, the Finnish Lutheran Church has wiped it’s website clean of any links concerning Heidi Kumpulainen and her political activism while doing her “humanitarian work” with the Palestianians in connection with the EAPPI program (wiped clean).
Kumpulainen is pictured sitting on the left with another Israeli activist demostrating aginst the security fence. The actual photo has since that time been deleted by the KUA (Finn Church Aid)
Hopefully the TT has played a role in getting the Lutheran Church to remove the propaganda submitted by these “humanitarian workers” from its website, by highlighting the political activism of these workers were involved in. KGS

Palestinian Crimes against Christian Arabs

By Manfred Gerstenfeld

Institute for Global Jewish Affairs Thursday, September 25, 2008

–Under the Palestinian regime Christian Arabs have been victims of frequent human rights abuses by Muslims. There are many examples of intimidation, beatings, land theft, firebombing of churches and other Christian institutions, denial of employment, economic boycotts, torture, kidnapping, forced marriage, sexual harassment, and extortion. Palestinian Authority (PA) officials are directly responsible for many of the human rights violations. Muslims who have converted to Christianity are in the greatest danger. They are often left defenseless against cruelty by Muslim fundamentalists. Some have been murdered.

–Christian Arabs also fall victim to the chaos and anarchy typical of PA rule. This situation is fostered by societal rigidity, criminal gangs, lack of education, absence of due process, incitement, unreliable courts, and the denial of these problems-all running counter to Israel’s desire for a prosperous and stable neighbor.

–Muslim attitudes toward Christians and Jews are influenced by the concepts and prejudices about their inferiority that the practice of dhimmitude has spawned in Islamic society. As dhimmis, Christians living in Palestinian-controlled territories are not treated as equals of Muslims and are subjected to debilitating legal, political, cultural, and religious restrictions.

–The human rights violations against the Christian Arabs in the disputed territories are committed by Muslims. Yet for political and economic reasons many Palestinian Christian leaders blame Israel for these crimes rather than the actual perpetrators. This motif of the transference of blame has been adopted by several Christian leaders in the Western world. Others there who are aware of the PA’s human rights abuses choose to remain silent.

“The disputed territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been administered by the Palestinian Authority (PA)-and recently, in part, by Hamas. As a result of the Oslo peace process, the Palestinians were able to establish their own quasi-government. Under this regime the Christian Arabs in these territories have been victims of frequent human rights abuses including intimidation, beatings, land theft, firebombing of churches and other Christian institutions, denial of employment, economic boycott, torture, kidnapping, forced marriage, sexual harassment, and extortion.

“Muslims who have converted to Christianity are the ones most in danger. They are often left defenseless against cruelty by Muslim fundamentalists. PA and Hamas officials are directly responsible for many of the human rights violations. Christian Arabs also fall victim to the chaos and anarchy that typifies PA rule.”

Justus Reid Weiner* is an international human rights lawyer and a member of the Israel and New York bar associations. His professional publications have appeared in leading law journals and intellectual magazines. Weiner lectures widely abroad and in Israel and teaches international law and business courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Via: The Sheik

The TT reccomends picking up Manfred Gerstenfeld’s latest book: “Behind the Humanitarian Mask” The Nordic Countries, Israel and the Jews.

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