To borrow from the musical group The Kinks, you know “it’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world” when Russian president Vladimir Putin becomes the leading voice for stopping the violent persecutions against Christians while the president of the United States stands silent.
Speaking at a meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow last week, according to Life Site News, Putin said he noted “with alarm” that “in many of the world’s regions… inter-confessional tensions are mounting, and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians.”
In emphasizing the Middle East and North Africa, Putin said:
“This pressing problem should be a subject of close attention for the entire international community. It is especially important today to make efforts to prevent intercultural and interreligious conflicts, which are fraught with the most serious upheavals.”
Christians in Syria have suffered greatly amid a deadly civil war there, as have Coptic Christians in Egypt while under Muslim Brotherhood rule. There has also been a rapid decline of Iraq’s Christian population since 2003. All of which has largely been ignored by the Obama administration.
Nina Shea, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom and a Hudson Institute Fellow, said during an appearance at CPAC in March that “religious persecution is the gravest human rights crisis of our day,” as reported by Breitbart News.
Shea noted then that the Obama administration has been “silent” on the issue of global Christian persecution, and she had little hope of improvement.
”I have every expectation this problem will become worse between now and the end of the Obama administration,” she said.
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., a co-chairman of the House of Representatives’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, has been critical of the U.S. government’s “anemic and at times outright baffling” response to the treatment of Christians in the Mideast, according to the National Catholic Register.
“America has always been a friend to the oppressed, the persecuted, the forgotten. But, sadly, today, that allegiance is in question, as religious freedom and human-rights abuses around the globe increasingly go unaddressed and unanswered,” Wolf said last month.
Yes, we may have passed through the looking glass if Christians must look to Russia for protection. A mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, indeed.
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Obama is also silent on Pastor Saeed Abidini, in fact his silence is rather telling to those who notice it. It is very difficult to comprehend that we have fallen this far this quickly, but in fact we have. God Bless ya!
It is very disheartening how our President has ignored this persecuted American pastor.
September 26th will mark one year of Saeed’s wrongful imprisonment. It is important that we stand in the gap for Saeed and continue to be his voice! The louder we are, the more likely the media will cover his story. Prayerfully, more nations will stand up and call for his release. Without international pressure, his future looks bleak.
Tell and encourage others to share his story, to many are still unaware! http://www.savesaeed.org
God bless you, brother!
You All Know The Student Exchange Programme.. um…
Should Start A President Exchange Programme.. But It be to harsh for The Russian..Getting the old days back like that…
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
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Putin calls to end Christian persecution, as Obama is ‘silent’