Church of Mary Magdalene, Jerusalem

Sepp Blatter, head of FIFA and almost as big a turd as Freud but ten times as fraudulent, claims that Qatar will improve its labor laws that ensnare hundreds of thousands of foreign workers under abusive conditions that are close to slavery. (If any victim complains they go straight to jail and are charged with defamation.) So why does Qatar still have the right to stage soccer’s World Cup in 2022? For the same reason apartheid South Africa was expelled from international competitions: Western hypocrisy. How is it that a woman, Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, whose hubby is the Minister of Business and Trade for the real-estate hellhole called Qatar, can be praised to the heavens by professional bootlickers posing as art experts for paying 142 million big ones for a picture I wouldn’t keep in the smallest room of my house? Well, the answer is obvious. We will accept any humiliation and swallow any insult as long as the offenders are rich thieves, and we will sell down the river any poor Christian whose only sin is to believe in Jesus.

One of the messages George W. gave us, one that remains indelible in my mind, was the one about Islam following the Twin Towers outrage. Islam is “a faith based upon peace and love and compassion,” said one of the greatest thinkers of our time or any other. He got that about as right as he did when he blamed Saddam for 9/11. Tolerance in Islam is unthinkable. Just count the Christian churches in Saudi Arabia. Jihad is Islam, nothing more nothing less. The Saudi rulers fund terrorism in order to be allowed to keep drinking whiskey behind the walls of their palaces.

Just think of Jesus. He descended among men to show them what their true nature was. He wanted to be a model of a man, what we should strive for. His father made men free in order for them to be willing followers, not fearful slaves.

Now think of Allah—or better, don’t. Consider his followers: intolerant and fanatical. A proselytizing Muslim preacher cannot teach why one must obey Allah since any claim of understanding him is a sacrilege. He can only demand blind obedience. And Muslims have been killing and enslaving Christians since the days of Mohammed. Syria and Palestine in 633, Egypt by 642, Greece and Serbia in the 1300s, Constantinople in 1453, and now more than ever in the land of the Bible.

This is the 37th Christmas in a row where I wish you the happiest of holidays, and don’t forget our fellow Christians under attack.



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