Are elites setting the stage for a global crackdown on Biblical Christianity?

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Blood stains on the wall and on a statue of Christ at the St Sebastian’s Church after a blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday, April 21, 2019

‘The silence and hypocrisy of the world is sickening’

It’s been building for decades, but never has the anti-Christian bigotry of the global elites who run the world’s major media outlets been more obvious than it is today.

At least 359 Christians, including four Americans and 45 children, were massacred at three churches and several hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, many of them as they were worshiping their Risen Savior. Another 500 were injured in the attack, carried out by a team of Islamic jihadists strapped with suicide-bombs in what was described by authorities as a “coordinated attack.”

These are staggering numbers. Yet, compare the world’s response to this attack on Christians to that of the attack on two mosques in New Zealand last month, when a lone madman shot and killed 50 Muslims. Coverage of the mosque attack consumed the media for more than a week. They sent reporters to interview the survivors and communicate in great detail the agony suffered by the victims, who were clearly and repeatedly identified as Muslims.

There were calls for prayer and solidarity with Muslims in cities across the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. The Council on American Islamic Relations, also called CAIR, called on state and local police to provide extra protection for mosques across the U.S. Donations were gathered up for the families of the 50 Muslims who were murdered.

imagesIn Sri Lanka, where a much larger event has played out, we’ve seen a very different response from the corporate media and the leftist politicians they adore.

CAIR and its Democrat allies screamed “Islamophobia!” and “white nationalism!” in regard to the New Zealand attack. But these same folks have largely avoided any reference to the 359 victims in Sri Lanka as “Christians” and downplay or ignore the “Islamic” connection of the perpetrators. Those attacked while sitting in their churches have been called “foreigners,” “worshippers,” “victims,” “people” and “people of faith” — anything but Christians.

Barack Obama referred to them as “Easter Worshippers.” Hillary Clinton and other Democrats did the same, as you can see in the tweets below.

There have been no candlelight vigils and around-the-clock reporting on this massacre by the cable-news networks.

Words matter. Actions matter.

When national and international leaders speak, we must pay attention. Their relative silence also speaks loudly.

I believe they are laying the foundation for a global crackdown on Christianity, a crackdown that is already underway in countries as diverse as China, France, Germany, Nigeria, Pakistan, Egypt, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

The same Christophobic war on Christianity will arrive soon in a city near you. “Soft” persecution has already caused conservative U.S. Christians to lose jobs and to be passed over for promotions simply because they are pro-life, believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, or stand against creeping Sharia in their communities. This soft persecution will turn hard soon enough, just wait. For a preview of what’s coming, take a look across the big pond at the formerly free countries of France and Germany. Churches are desecrated there every day. Pastors are attacked.

Are you ready for it?

On Monday morning, 24 hours after the murderous attack on Christians in Sri Lanka, most of the media had finally admitted this was an Islamic-inspired operation. But CNN was still agonizing over exactly who was responsible for the carnage.

In an article headlined “Mystery surrounds the source of the Sri Lankan attacks” CNN national-security reporter Peter Bergen called the terrorists “religious extremists” but couldn’t bring himself to pin it on Islamic terrorists, preferring instead to describe the attacks mainly in the context of Sri Lanka’s history of civil war. Never mind that its civil war ended 10 years ago!

Where are the gritty reports from the scene?

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Christians in Sri Lanka were hit with a massive, well-coordinated attack Sunday, April 22, 2019, as they celebrated Easter. About 24 Islamic terrorists have been arrested.

The media has given few descriptive details on this attack. I have not seen any of the heart-wrenching personal interviews with victims like I did from reporters on the ground in New Zealand. You don’t get the feeling that the media’s heart bleeds for these Christians the way it did for the Muslims.

To find out what actually happened on that Easter Sunday morning I had to hunt for details.

I found some in a response from Barnabas Aid, a UK-based Christian relief organization that has sources on the ground in Sri Lanka. They sent me the following account via email:

“Yesterday morning on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, the ugliest of violence broke out as a wave of bombings targeted Easter Sunday worship services and Easter breakfast buffets at hotels for Christians who had completed all-night vigils. At least 290 people have been killed and 500 injured, but the tallies are constantly rising. ‘This was a sad day for Sri Lanka and especially for the Church in Sri Lanka,’ wrote Godfrey Yogarajah to Barnabas Aid within a few hours of the attacks. He is deputy secretary general of the World Evangelical Alliance and general secretary of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka.”

Islamic terrorists, some two dozen of them, targeted two Catholic churches and one Protestant church.

One of the churches was Zion Evangelical Church in the city of Batticaloa.

Barnabas Aid has close ties with this congregation of 400-plus people and has been helping war widows at the church for several years. Around 35 people were killed Sunday at Zion Church, many of them children.

We get the following account from Barnabas:

“Church leaders had spotted a suspicious person in the building before the service and sent someone to question him and get him out of the building. The suicide bomber exited as requested and detonated himself outside, in the grounds of the church, where the children were playing while they waited for the service to begin. Zion Church, whose congregation is mainly poor and needy, has asked Barnabas Aid to assist the bereaved families with funeral costs, and we will be sending these funds tomorrow. Help will also be needed with medical care for the injured at Zion Church and in other parts of Sri Lanka. Please pray for the suffering and grieving Christians in particular those mothers who lost their husbands and now have lost children too.”

For any journalist looking to humanize what happened in Sri Lanka, the stories are there. You just have to look for them. Funny how the American “journalists” spent well over a week looking for tear-jerking stories when it was Muslims who got killed but they can’t seem to find the time for Christians.

Newsmen like Peter Bergen would rather wax eloquent about the history of violence in this small island nation, where Christianity was introduced by the Apostle Thomas, who died a martyr for his Christian faith in neighboring India.

Why is the source of Islamic violence such a “mystery” for Western newsmen like Bergen? These are presumably smart men, yet they can’t get their head around the Islamic scriptures and understand why a sharia-adherent Muslim would kill Christians, Jews or other “disbelievers.”

Muslims who live under the yoke of Sharia have it drilled into their heads five times a day, 365 days a year for as long as they live on this earth that non-Muslims are “less than” and must either convert to Islam or submit and live as subjugated “dhimmis.” The only other alternative for Christians in many parts of the world is death.

  • Quran 2:191: “kill them wherever you overtake them…..such is the recompense of the disbelievers.”
  • Quran 47:4: “when you meet disbelievers strike their neck.”
  • Quran 8:12: “Cast terror into the hearts of the disbelievers so strike their necks and strike every fingertip.”
  • Quran 8:60: “prepare whatever steeds of war you are able that up may terrify the enemies of Allah.”
  • Quran 9:5: “When the sacred months have passed then kill the polytheists.”

I could go on but you get the picture. Yes, the Old Testament of the Bible also contains violent passages, but these passages describe very specific divine orders for a very specific time — a time 2,500 years ago when Israel was governed as a theocracy. By contrast, the violence of the Quran is prescriptive and open-ended. Any imam, if he is honest, will tell you that when a later verse given by Muhammad, after he migrated to Medina, conflicts with an earlier verse given to Muhammad in Mecca, the later verse takes precedence. This is called the doctrine of abrogation. It is in these later verses where Muhammad called for the destruction and subjugation of all Christians and Jews who persisted in rejecting his new religion.

Former Muslim speaks out

Shahram Hadian, a pastor at the Truth in Love Project in Spokane Valley, Washington, and a former Muslim who grew up in Iran, described the attitude of America’s leftist establishment toward growing Christian persecution in a Facebook post Sunday, the day that saw mass casualties of Christians in Sri Lanka:

“Where is the outrage of the left and all of my ‘liberal’ Christian brothers and sisters, who were incensed after the attacks in New Zealand. The entire world ‘stopped’ and mourned after those attacks. Will we see the same here?

“Will our governments now call for the Lord’s Prayer to be read over the radio and air waves, as we saw the Islamic prayer of azan broadcast over the airwaves in New Zealand, after those attacks?

“Where is Ilhan Ohmar and Rashida Tlaib? Must be that ‘some people did something’ in Sri Lanka. The left is too busy protecting Islam while it gets taken over by Islam.

“Is [Minnesota] Attorney General Keith Ellison (Muslim Brotherhood) and other elected officials in Minnesota going to set up a Christophobia task force to investigate attacks against Christians and churches like they did after New Zealand? Of course that will never happen. The silence and hypocrisy of the world is sickening.

“The Lord Jesus Christ will not forgot and He will avenge the blood of His Martyrs,” Hadian said, citing Revelation 6: 9-11.

The words of Jesus, just before His arrest and crucifixion, also come to mind. He warned His disciples, as they ate the Passover meal together, “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.” (John 15:20).

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Leo Hohmann is an freelance writer and journalist, author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” He is working on a follow-up that will investigate the Interfaith movement, which is ushering false and antichrist ideas into Western churches. If you would like to support this project, please consider a donation of any size.


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14 thoughts on “Are elites setting the stage for a global crackdown on Biblical Christianity?”

  1. As I’ve oft read, 1400 years of Islam’s history is written in the blood of its victims with constant aggression, intolerance, and oppression towards everyone and everything else.
    Look at the problems in the World today and you find either liberals or Muslims at work. Sadly, we also have pathetic journalists such as Andy West, espousing hate tweeting
    ” There is no excuse for terror attacks against innocent people but as a journalist, I saw Western Christian missionaries unscrupulously converting Buddhist orphans for food and shelter after the Asian tsunami. Don’t send your prayers.
    Vitriolic hate for Christianity is evident throughout the world, as is the total deafness to Islamic fundamentalism. I’m so grateful we have writers like you, who succinctly spell out the dangers of this insane cult. Keep shining a light in the darkness, Leo!
    On an aside, I am keeping you & Marty in my prayers. May God bless you both physically, spiritually and financially, He is faithful, always!

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  2. Matthew 5:44
    “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”

    Proverbs 25:22
    “If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.”

    Matthew 5:39
    “But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”

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    1. As long as we are taking scripture out of context:

      34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.35 For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—36 
          a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. – Matthew 10:34-37

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      1. You are correct, and I am living proof. I went from beloved friend and family to Jesus freak, by their definition. But once I met Him, how can I deny Him? Jesus is real, and these are the days He once spoke of, the last days.

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  3. Appears that there will be a great conflict between the King of the North and the King of the South shortly before the return of our Lord. The King of the South is destroyed by the King of the North, but the King of the North is then in turn destroyed by Christ Himself. It appears that the people of God are a third party that has been called out of the other groups. Could it be that the King of the South is ‘Islam’ and that the King of the North is ‘Christianity’? It appears that there is an attempt by someone to foment a major conflict. I don’t believe that that someone is God. It looks like we are currently located between Daniel 11 verse 39 and verse 40 in the stream of prophetic time. If we, as Christians, militarily attack and kill Muslims, how are we any better than they? Someone once said that when our troops become our ‘missionaries’ we are in a crusade. Did not Jesus say in John 18:36 that “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight . . .”?

    Daniel 11:40-45
    40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

    41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

    42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

    43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

    44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

    45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

    Revelation 18:4-8
    And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

    5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

    6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

    7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

    8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

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  4. Hi Leo,

    Great article on Sri Lanka and the silence and hypocrisy of the elite, including in the church.

    I honestly don’t think there will be a limit on the death toll of Christians before these evil individuals will experience any conviction. I believe their consciences are too seared.

    Blessing,

    Shahram Hadian The TIL Project Ministry Speaking the “Truth In Love” 425.772.8222 http://www.tilproject.com http://www.facebook.com/tilproject

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