" This is a Religious War "
In the video below we get a glimpse at how Christian Missionaries are helped by the American military to preach to Iraqis. The American occupying force seems unable or unwilling to rebuild the infrastructure in Iraq & to provide schools & hospitals or basic medical care for Iraqis but the Americans have no problem delivering a few million Bibles to Iraqis.
Much of American Humanitarian Aid to Iraqis is delivered through Faith Based Organizations who are aggressively proselytizing to convert Muslim Iraqis to Christianity while defaming & insulting Islam & Characterizing Islam as " Evil ".
So much for democracy & tolerance . Radical Christians can no more tolerate people of a different religion than can Radical Muslims like the Taliban can tolerate any who dare not believe in their brand of Islam .
One version of the video is from from Omaribnalalbani at YouTube who makes the following comment:
American Plans to Convert Iraq into Christianity
American Missionaries and Generals in the American Military are working together in order to convert Helpless Muslims in Iraq to Christianity. Many of these Missionaries which are Supported by the Bush Administration are from Evangelical Christian Groups Such as Southern Baptist Convention, World Help and other Evangelical Christian Organizations. They go into Iraq as aid workers in Disguise or as American Private Contractors working in Iraq. Many of these people have been given support and Protection from American Generals in Iraq by providing them Housings in Americans Bases in Iraq to work from. When ever the American Military goes into a Village or a Town in search and destroy Mission these missionaries follow them and hand out Pamphlets promoting Christianity and also Also Anti-Islamic material to the helpless Muslims in Iraq.
Many of them follow the American Military as well in their routine Night raids where the American Soldiers Kills or detains Muslim males from the families, Iraq is a traditional Society and most of the Support a family receives is from the Male, and once there is no Male guardian for the Family the family does not have a chance for survival.
Many Muslim Women and families are being taken advantage of by these American Christians, since they provide them with food and Shelter or Money in Exchange for the Bible and Christianity the most Vulnerable of these families are Muslim women with children whose husbands and Sons have been killed or been detained by the Americans
In the second version of this video the Youtube user has this to say :While innocent people are getting killed everyday in Iraq Christian missionaries are trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.
(from HUMANOo )
Deaths of converted Iraqi Muslims to Christianity of little concern since they are among the SAVED & that's all that really matters & by dying because of their faith in Jesus makes them Martyrs for Christ -
Many American soldiers & their officers seem to believe that To kill a Muslim is not a crime since it is a killing of the bad "Malicide" which is typical of so called Christian Charity & love -( see my post Thursday November 22 )*
So much for Iraqis deciding on their own fate. People are encouraged to convert or starve or do without medical help or have their neighborhood or village shot to pieces over & over again.
This is like the Nazis insisting that those countries whom they invade accept their racist & religious political ideology
* Note: Augustine developed The Doctrine of The Just War whereby under certain conditions Christians could go to war out of self-defense or for the defense of the Faith & the Church .
" The code of the Just War called for good faith with the enemy, regard for non-combatants , respect for hostages and prisoners. But all such restraints were abandoned in dealing with the infidel. The warrant for this view of warfare was found in the biblical account of the conquest of Canaan by Joshua " ( p. 174, Bainton - Horizon History )
And St. Bernard explained that " The soldier may securely Kill, Kill for Christ and more securely die. He benefits himself if he dies and Christ if he Kills. To Kill a malefactor is not homicide but malicide ( the killing of the bad ). In the death of the Pagan the Christian is glorified because Christ is glorified ." ( p. 194, Bainton)
In this way the Christian Church could justify the unnecessary & brutal Crusades to attempt to conquer & convert or wipe out the Muslims & they believed they were justified in the killing of heretics & oppressing & murdering the Jews.
(from post Nov. 22,2007 )