Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A World Upside Down

Persecution...
One of the topics hitting the newswires this week surrounds the U. S. being hypocritical if it hampers the presidents position on allowing Syrian refugees into the nation. This is especially newsworthy in light of the recent Paris bombings that have killed 129 and injured 350 others. Understandably, American citizens are concerned. How many of the refugees may be ISIS sympathizers or members of ISIS themselves? A recent chart shows since 2012, America has allowed 2,184 Syrian refugees into the nation. CNS News reports, "Of 2,184 Syrian refugees admitted into the U.S. since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011, only 53 (2.4 percent) have been Christians while 2098 (or 96 percent) have been Muslims, according to State Department statistics updated on Monday. The remaining 33 include 1 Yazidi, 8 Jehovah Witnesses, 2 Baha’i, 6 Zoroastrians, 6 of "other religion," 7 of "no religion," and 3 atheists."1 Clearly there is some lopsided rationale that is being carried out when it comes to whom is allowed into the country.

I agree with Arkansas Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman who are among many who are calling for a temporary moratorium on current practices.2 It seems that Christians are not going to the camps where the refugees are pulled from because, being in the minority, they are persecuted and they fear for their lives. The article goes on to explain that Christians are taking refuge in schools and churches; that rescue attempts should also focus on the places where the Christians have fled. This definitely makes sense.

In an upside down world things just do not make sense. In my opinion what does make sense is helping the oppressed. If there are Muslims that prove they are oppressed then help them; but do not do it at the lopsided expense of the Christians--Christians that are being crucified, beheaded, and tortured to death by a militant Islamic radical group that hates them. To me, it is the oppressed that deserve our help. This includes all the oppressed, especially the children.

I applaud the senators from Arkansas and any who agree that reform is needed.

Psalms 103:6 NKJV  "The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed."

Pray for the persecuted Christians in the world! Pray for all of the children regardless of ethnicity or religion, they are all victims of horrific tragedy.

1) -  So Far: Syrian Refugees in U.S. Include 2,098 Muslims, 53 Christians http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/syrian-christians-are-greatest-peril-least-likely-be-admitted  Accessed 11/17/2015
2) - ibid

2 comments:

Barfy said...

Luke 22:36 Jesus told his followers that if they had no sword to sell their garment and buy one.

It's okay to defend yourselves when someone is trying to kill or rape you.

Michael Henderson said...

As a veteran I am totally in agreement that defending the oppressed is a valid reason for defense. I believe it is godly to defend them even as the Lord is a defender of them. However in defending them I would rather put my life in harms way if it meant to save another. Thanks for the comment. God Bless