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Church World Services “Rally for Refugee Re-Settlement” Columbus Circle (6-19-16)

WHAT: World Refugee Day 2016  – “Rally for Refugee Re-Settlement”

“Refugees Welcome Because One World ♥’s “

Location: Columbus Circle – NYC – June 19, 2016- 11 am
Event Name: Rally for Refugees
Organization: Church World Services “A Global Humanitarian Agency for The Vulnerable and the Displaced”  [CWS is the relief, development and refugee assistance arm of the National Council of the Churches of Christ]

“This June, dozens of communities across the United States gathered to celebrate (Muslim) refugees from California to Atlanta”

WHY: From  UNHCR  & the UN Refugee Agency

“In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly established June 20 as World Refugee Day to recognize and applaud the contribution of refugees throughout the world and to raise awareness about the growing refugee crisis …. celebrate World Refugee Day with an event, prayer service, or other activity.”

CWS asks you to  Join the Refugees Welcome Campaign

#WithRefugees petition will be delivered to UN headquarters in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly high-level summit to address large movements of (Muslim)refugees and migrants, on September 19, 2016.

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The petition asks governments to help the (Muslim) refugees :

  • Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
  • Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
  • Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community.

Statement by the President Obama on World Refugee Day (2016)

“Protecting and assisting refugees is a part of our history as a Nation and we will continue to alleviate the suffering of (Muslim) refugees abroad, and to welcome them here at home, because doing so reflects our American values and our noblest traditions as a Nation, enriches our society and strengthens our collective security.”

HOWEVER: Mercy. Compassion … Do unto others …. Western values. Anathema to Islam (it’s in the Quran)

                                         “The Infidels must Die!”

The Christian population in Iraq has now diminished to an alarming 50,000 to 250,000, compared with 1.4 million in 2003. They were either massacred by jihadists or abducted.

Christians have faced being forced to convert to Islam, pay a high living tax (jizya, mandated in the Qur’an) to the Islamic State, or abandon their ancestral homes. Many were enslaved or murdered.

Reverend Canon Andrew White, (aka “The Vicar of Baghdad”) known for his love of humanity, stated of Islamic State jihadists: “When I invited ISIL to dinner they said, ‘Yes, we’ll come, but we’ll chop off your head.’ Rather kind of them to warn me.”

The gentle and kind Reverend White … has witnessed the worst atrocities on the ground against his fellow Christians, minorities and Yazidi girls who are taken as sex slaves, and he finally declared:”

“I have looked through the Quran trying to find forgiveness… there isn’t any. If you find it, tell me. This makes it very difficult to talk to ISIS because they can show you quite clearly that it is what Allah wants. They can justify their position when Allah says you should combat and fight the infidel and they say, ‘Well, these are infidels.’ So the question is, how can you prove that these are not infidels? And you can’t.” [Jihad Watch]

YET, the misguided do-gooders at CWS preach-on ….

Overheard at Columbus Circle, a mother telling her young daughter (simplistically) that the purpose of the CWS event was to teach us “to be kind to all people”.  So… “Rebecca, Stands With Refugees”

The mother sees what she wants to see, the Happy (feel-good) Faces of dedicated (misguided) do-gooders: It’s World Refugee Day!


But, how kind is ignoring the Christian refugees while Muslim ‘refugees’ go to the head-of-the-line.

I watched. Took a few pictures. Knowing a dialogue about the Christian victims of Islam would be met with plastic smiles …. and silence…


But, one brave voice stood firmly in front of them- facing their table. His message perplexing for the do-gooder, as it does not compute, “Say NO to Refugees”

A message lacking nuance, perhaps, but they should have opened a door and talked with him. Instead, CWS holds firm. CWS is GOOD. Bringing Social Justice to the Muslim World.
That protestor is a BAD man. A Racist. Islamophobe. Bigoted. Hater. Ignore him. (hands to ears- lalalala)
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outreach goes first to Muslim “refugees” of Syria. To save them from “Islamophobia” .

That “One World – Social Justice” from CWS offers kindness, empathy,  Social Justice. (to some) The Christian Victims of Genocide must go to the back-of-the-line.
Protecting Muslim refugees comes FIRST because Muslims are “threatened  by imagined Islamophobia”

Within the United States, the welcome of (Muslim) Syrian refugees is being challenged. This type of fear-mongering (against Muslims) has no place in our society. People of all faiths must stand in solidarity with refugee and migrant communities.

BUT, are the “important and very needy” Muslim “refugees” properly vetted? (If at all). CWS claims they are.

 More from CWS as they Welcome the (Muslim) Syrian “Refugees”

IN CWS‘ OWN WORDS:

‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.’
– Hebrews 13:2 (NRSV)

Join CWS in refugee resettlement – welcome arriving families as contributing members of our communities….

Take a collection to help Syrian refugee families cover basic expenses.

CWS will connect these funds with arriving Syrian families for housing, utilities and basic needs as well as CWS Syrian crisis advocacy.

Refugees often arrive with little more possessions than the clothing on their backs.

Collect the household goods one family will need to start a new life in the U.S.

Ship boxed items to a city across the U.S. … household items will be provided to arriving refugees from Syria, Burma, Iraq and other countries.

Located near a CWS resettlement office? Contact your local affiliate to serve as a welcome team or to find local volunteer and donation needs.

Sadly, CWS with holds aide to the Christians of the Middle East (and Yazidis, as well) slaughtered and enslaved throughout the 21st Century Muslim World.  It’s a puzzlement…

Which brings us to a WARNING From Refugee Resettlement Watch  on Church World Services and Federal Funding. [Posted by Ann Corcoran  January 7, 2016]

CHRISTIANS BEWARE of  the Social Justice Do-Gooders

If you are new to RRW, there are nine major federal refugee resettlement contractors (they call themselves Volags!) and Church World Service is one of them.

They are largely funded with your tax dollars!  And, it was Church World Service whose subcontractor Virginia Council of Churches first brought this whole secretive and costly resettlement program to my attention in 2007.

See my latest report on CWS at American Resistance 2016! where we tell you about how CWS is going to illegally hide aliens sought by ICE.

Don’t you think that, if they go forward with their announced plan and break federal law, their federal funds should be immediately cut off?

By the way, if the name Church World Service rings a bell for you locally.  Know that they might be raising funds from your church through their annual “Crop Walks!”

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Their charitable work for hungry people is, in my view, just a cover for their political ambitions.

Church World Service member churches are here.  Be sure your church isn’t planning to hide those sought by ICE.

 (Also, from Refugee Resettlement Watch)

” Frankly, we have made a grievous error in taking the Muslim refugees, Somalis in particular, who have no intention of becoming Americans. They are here to change America. 

Unfortunately, political correctness and a worshipful attitude toward multiculturalism have blinded us.

It is my view, that the ‘diversity is strength’ line is way overused, and mostly hogwash.”

PDF – 2016 a Report on the Christian Genocide  [You can scroll through the embedded (detailed) PDF below ]

“Shouldn’t we first help the Christian victims of Mideast genocide? If we want to accept refugees in flight from Arab and Muslim war zones, why not start with the most persecuted victims?”

 Why not bring Christians and Yazidis from the Muslim world here first? Why not bring Muslim dissidents, ex-Muslims, and Muslim homosexuals here second?

before we extend visas, green cards and asylum to Muslim boys and men? [Phyllis Chesler]

IN CONCLUSION: The misguided fools and tools at CWS need an awakening, before it’s too late for the Christian Refugees of The Middle East.  These hapless do-gooders should ask more probing questions of CWS.Are we doing enough to help the Christian victims suffering under the boot of terrorism?A pretty smile to passersby is not enough.

++ Christian Genocide. It’s Real ++

PART TWO:  Impassioned voices from THE CHRISTIAN REFUGEES of the Middle East, the Yazidis of Iraq , who need re-settlement. Lost in the wilderness, they desperately need JUSTICE. NOW.

[Stop Islamization of Nations Conference on Sept. 11, 2012]

Video 1Ashraf Ramelah (Voice of Copts)

Video 2Joseph NasrallahCoptic Christians

Video 3Father Gabriel Nadaaf  Christians of Jerusalem – “The Disappearance of the Christians under Islam”


[AFDI Rally for Israel, Minorities Under Islam]

Video 4 – Yazidi Leader,  Haider Elias -Worldwide Plea at AFDI Rally for Israel “Minorities Under Islam “

[AFDI and David Horowitz Foundation at Temple University]

Video 5- Simon Deng, enslaved at the age of 9 in Sudan. Christian slavery, in the  21st century, continues- sanctioned by Islam and ignored- in the Sudan. Genocide. Slavery. It’s a world wide scourge.

** An Addendum** As I try to end this post. ** I find. I can’t.**

The reports. The abuses. The cruelty. The Human Tragedies. The pleas for aide and mercy –  Silence has lead to No JUSTICE. No Peace.

The horrors do not end.  The pain goes on.

1.Christians Facing Extinction in Iraq

2. “An Appeal From a Yazidi Leader

3. “Libya abducts Christian Women, Makes Them Slaves

afdi ad christian nyc“Horrifying mob of 5,000 attacks Christians for BUILDING CHURCH shouting ‘Egypt is Islamic,’” by Katie Mansfield, Express, July 2, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A MOB of 5,000 attacked a group of Christians as they attempted to build a church, the latest in a string of violent attacks in Egypt.

Vigilantes torched and looted homes in Baidaa village after hearing rumours worship was taking place. [ Interfaith dialogue in Egypt ]

While Church leaders in the U.S. are too busy holding Ramadan dinners and issuing statements about how Islam is “peace” to take much notice of how Christians in the Middle East are being persecuted. Shame on them!

[Presbyterian Church USA Offers Prayers to allah]

I depart with a  short slide show of the CWS small and very quiet (Muslim) refugee outreach at Columbus Circle. “Saving the Refugees from “Islamophobia”. One World. One Day. One empty out-reach program at a time.

++ It’s a bizarro world we live in ++

Armenian Holocaust Remembrance Day – Never Forget- NYC (4-26-15)

We are at WAR.
In a world gone mad. Evil metastasizes. Destroying Cities. Countries. Generations.
A War between the
civilized man and the savage.
Whole cultures … like the Armenians …. denied their history, their future, by the genocidal followers of Mohammed.
Murdered by ISLAM. The Turkish massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians was genocide. 
The Armenian Genocide began in 1914-15

(what a way to start the 20th century)

Genocide:a term coined by Polish writer and attorney, Raphael Lemkin, in 1941.

As defined by the UN in 1948, GENOCIDE means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, including:

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From 20% to 4%: The Disappearance of Christians Under Islamist Extremism in the Middle East – Father Gabriel Naddaf (audio & pics)

 November 20, 2014 – This event was sponsored by the Lawfare Project, The Face of Israel and the Conference of Presidents. It took place just two days after the murder of 4 Jews at prayer in Jerusalem.
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“Five people were killed early Tuesday morning ( November 18, 2014) when two Palestinian assailants entered a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood, armed with guns and knives. The dead were four Jewish worshipers, and a Druze policeman who died of his wounds hours after he was shot in the gunfight that ended the attack.”

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 “Father Naddaf serves as the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Yafia, near Nazareth, as well as the primary spiritual advisor and religious spokesperson for the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, a civil society organization that works to support Arab speaking Christian-Aramaen citizens of Israel to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces.  Foe his efforts to encourage Arab Christian integration into mainstream Israeli society, father Naddaf has been denounced by Arab members of the Israeli Knesset and receives regular threats of intimidation. Before taking his current post, he served as a speaker and judge in the Court of the Patriarchate in Jerusalem.”
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“Combining an incredible personal story with his unique perspective as an Arabic-speaking Israeli Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth, Father Gabriel Naddaf  discussed the plight facing Middle Eastern Christians living under Islamic Extremism.”

 

https://i1.wp.com/cdn.frontpagemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/coexist-isis.jpg?resize=276%2C182“Equality is against the Islamic religion. So is justice.The whole point of Islam is to impose inferiority on other religions.
That affirms the specialness of Muslims or Muslim privilege…
NO they aren’t willing to share.”
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 “Father Naddaf reviews the shocking stories and statistics of violent oppression facing his colleagues and friends in many of the region’s historic Christian communities and highlights the singular exception to this trend that Israel represents in providing religious freedom, security and opportunity for its Christian citizens and residents.”
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AUDIO Text follows (enhanced with a few pics in the video) Part 1 of 2
Richard B. Stone, former Chairman of the Conference of Presidents, gave the opening statement and then the intro for Fr. Gabriel Naddaf.
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“The attack as you all know occurred during prayer hours at a synagogue. During the recitation of the (…?) Sh’ma Israel (snip) And I bring this up, to point out that these people were killed because they were Jews praying. And the conflict is not only between extremist Islam and Jews, it’s between extremist Islam and the rest of the world. And one of the most important things, lessons to take as we focus on what happened (snip)…. and it’s an important moment, poignant for us (…?) to remember how we are in brotherhood, in common-need with Christians in the Middle East… in my opinion, terribly under-described victims of this kind of brutality and inhumanity and animal behavior.
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And so, that brings me to today’s program (snip ) this week is a special time for us to have a program here at the Presidents’ Conference at the Lawfare Project, that focuses and examines closely the treatment  of Christians at the hands of Muslim Extremists in the Middle East in particular, and we take my extension, in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world.

Intro for Fr Gabriel Naddaf begins [1:22]
We have with us, and it’s a great privilege, Fr. Gabriel Naddaf, who is the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jafiya, near Nazareth, and this should be of great interest to us, the primary spiritual adviser to an organization called Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, which is a Civil Society Organization designed to facilitate and persuade Arab-Israelis to participate in the IDF and to be strong, loyal, patriotic Israeli  citizens(snip)

… a very substantial price for this activity, and for this point-of-view, which I, presume, he will tell us something about. He is a heroic figure, bringing us today a topic that we really need very much for our sake, his sake, for the sake of Christians, for the sake of Jews and for the sake of all Western Civilization (snip)

Applause as Fr. Naddaf goes to podium. [2;26]

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Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here, with special thanks to the Lawfare Project and the Conference of Presidents for hosting me today. I am honored to speak before you and your guests today.
As you heard, my name is Father Gabriel Naddaf.

I was born in the city of Nazareth (the ?) north of Israel. The town where the Angel Gabriel, whose name I have, appeared to Mary, the Mother of G-d. The very town in which Jesus Christ grew up and began his ministry.

When I was born, Nazareth was a city that was majority Christian; mostly Greek Orthodox, but also Catholics and Protestants. Now it’s majority Muslim.

As I speak to you now, across  the Middle East, a sword is being soaked with the blood of Christians. Across the Middle East in the (…?) ten years, one million Christians have been murdered in the Middle East (…?) [3:42] This means  that every five minutes a Christian is killed because of his faith. A faith that stands for Love and Peace in the Lord.

[3:59] (…?) Christians were some 20% of the Middle East, today that figure is estimated to be around 4%. (…?) Islamic persecution have fled. Since 2000, over 77% of, Iraq’s 700,000 Christians, have fled. In Syria, where there were two million Christians, there are now (…?) 250,000. Those who remain exist as second class citizens to their Muslim rulers. They face discrimination, physical threats and have been subjected to the most hideous of crimes. Execution and forced conversion (…?) Why. Because they believe in a different faith; a faith with a universal message of love and peace for all.

But, in the Middle East today, there is one country where Christians are fortunately (…?) freedom  of suppression, freedom of worship and security. It is Israel. The Jewish State. In Israel Christians enjoy good education, employment, welfare, health care and (…?) studying. [5:41] In Israel, Christians have freedom which NO Muslim power has ever offered us.

As I child I was told that there were bad relations with the Jews. I was told that the Jews said “This is their country” and the Arabs said “It was theirs”. After high school I went to live with my grandmother in Haifa. A mixed Israeli city of Jews and Arabs. I began to work and meet with the Jews. Everyday I was aware of Jews. I worked in a Jewish (…?) and was successful. Tnd they sent me to train courses. They invested in me. The idea that I needed to be scared of Jews or that there was something dangerous about them, was simply not true. A myth was exposed.

From my childhood, I was feeling that I had to save the church. To be honest, I really though that my family did not want me to enter the church, either. The wanted me to be a lawyer or a doctor. But, it was my calling. So I began my studies with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch (here) in Jerusalem and learned that the people and the roots are from the Jewish People.

I learned that Jesus Christ was Jewish. Part of the people that Moses led out of Egypt with the help of G-d. Part of the tradition of (…?) [7:45] Joseph and Mary, who raised Jesus Christ were Jewish and knew their scriptures. (…?) are themselves of King David and the Laws of the Bible; including the Five Books of Moses and the Books of the Hebrew Prophets.

The Pope Francis presently spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu about whether Jesus spoke Hebrew or Aramaic, which was the language of the Talmud. (…?) our Christian origins are rooted in the Holy Land where Jesus walked and talked. Christianity considers itself (…?) the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible and is not separated from it. [8:38]

Those of us lucky enough to live under Israeli sovereignty have very good relations with the Jewish community living in the land. The State of Israel has demonstrated a considerate attitude towards my community and today, Israel, the Jewish State, the only place in the Middle East where Christians are safe.

Today, in the face of religious persecution and terrorism[snip] [worship, the (…?) for peace, are (…?). To live together in the land of (…?) our fathers. But, what about the rest of the world? ]Does the world speak up against the persecution of Christians in the Middle East? Does the world support Israel for its democratic values (…?) freedom of religion? No. sadly not. Instead Israel has become a victim (…?) SNIP criticism. So much] the International community chooses to single out and attack Israel. This is a terrible crime.

Our (…?) only free society in the Middle East and ???? encourages act of terror; and even against Jews, Yazidis, Christians and even Muslims.  In the region, it is time the world woke up to the fact that those who want to destroy the Jewish State are also threatening the last free Christians in the Holy Land. [10;47]

That is why I am here today. To call on you to join me and to show the world Israeli (…?) (…?) safe, this in Christian life in the Middle East. It has (…?) open me by Jesus Christ to plead to you, leaders of people, seekers of peace, to support my (…?) ; to end the global witch-hunt of the only free country in the Middle East.

I call on you today, to (…?) the strength of your great country to prevent the persecution of Christians and to stand by Israel; to protect our community and heritage.

Please don’t let the thousands of years of thriving Christians in the Middle East come to an end on your watch. I ant to thank you again.  G-d Bless you all and Shalom. [11:58]

Closing remarks [12:05]

Part 2 of 2 Videos

The Q and A  is about 45 minutes – 13 questions and answers, Father Naddaf’s responses were as interesting as his presentation. He was assisted by a translator. He responds is Hebrew and Translator in English.

                                [Q and A time stamps]

Q #1 (0:03) /A# 1 (0:18)                       Q #7 (28:13) / A #7 ( 29:07)
Q #2 (4:15) /A# 2 (4:43)                       Q #8 (31:38) /A # 8 (31:41)
Q #3 (16:14) / A# 3 (17:24)                  Q #9 (32:37) /A #9 ( 33:16)
Q #4 (19:32) / A# 4 (19:41)                  Q#10 (33:57)/A #10 (34:52)
Q#5 (20:12) / A# 5 (21:12)                   Q #11 (37:14) / A #11 (38:14)
Q #6 Hebrew (22:22)                         Last two questions were off mic
[English 23:22] /A #6 (24:22)              A #12 (39:54)
..                                                               A #13 (Hebrew 40:47)
..                                                                           (English 42:09)

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This is audio only, but captions and time codes should make it easier to scroll through the recording.

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As we left 2014 and slipped cautiously into 2015, America was under-seige from the hard-core leftists and the violent racism, assaulting and murdering our police….while ‘mayor’ Red Bill DeBlasio and ‘president” barack hussein Obama work to disarm our country. We are vulnerable. As is the world, exploding with more and more terrorism aimed at citizens-not soldiers. 
December 15, 2014 : Australia: Hostages taken in Sydney chocolate shop, Islamic jihad flag seen
January 9, 2015: Paris is under-seige

‘Every single French Jew I know has left Paris’: Editor of Britain’s Jewish Chronicle claims people are fleeing terror-hit French capital”

  • ‘Every single French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave’, he said
  • Experts believe that more than 100,000 French Jews have left since 2013  

January 9, 2015 : “Four hostages, armed terrorist reported dead in siege at kosher deli in eastern Paris”

January 10. 2015 : “Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’: 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria”

  Islam is at WAR with the world. No one is safe. But, as I return to the point of Father Naddaf’s presentation, some places just might be a bit safer than others.
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 “Within the borders of Israel, however, according to the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the Christian population is growing. Israel provides Christians with security, freedom of worship, excellent education, employment, health care and other rights and opportunities beyond what is available in many parts of the Muslim world. Father Naddaf and other Christian priests of various denominations, both within and beyond Israel and the Middle East, are clear: One of the safest places for Christians in the Middle East today is Israel.”
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And, post-France terrorism attacks,  “Netanyahu told Jews who may be fearful living inside France they would be welcomed with open arms if they decided to seek refuge in Israel.”
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