My newest in PJ Media:
Another Christmas is just around the corner and it’s the same old story: In Muslim countries, Christians are oppressed and constantly at risk of violent jihadist attacks. And in the countries that were once known as Christianity, jihadists are threatening new jihad massacres.
So it came as no surprise when International Christian Concern reported on Wednesday that “Pakistani security forces have reportedly halted a major terrorist attack scheduled to take place in Peshawar on Christmas Day. Four terrorists were arrested in a raid on a house in the Khyber district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the leader of a banned militant group. “Among those arrested was Zakir Afridi, the commander of the jihadist terrorist group Lashkar-e-Islam.
“Together with the terrorists,” reported International Christian Concern, “security forces seized three suicide jackets and six improvised explosive devices.”
If this conspiracy was not inspired by a call from Islamic State to murder Christians on Christmas Day, it certainly had the same goal in mind. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported, “On December 12, 2020, online supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) distributed an audio clip of a new nasheed (Islamic religious chant) entitled“ Kill Them Cold with Hatred and Anger. ” The funny people who posted the song on Telegram included a poster with a Christmas tree with a bomb attached and the caption: ‘Just Terror 2020. Here is your holidays on your doorstep, and we’re here too! And we’re about to enter it with you! The post also includes the hashtag #MerryChristmas, which suggests using it on social media to spread the song. “
The charming song contains the following lyrics: “They fought against Islam day and night / Killed many Muslims at once / Vengeance fills hearts and minds / Kill them coldly with hatred and anger / Sting them, shoot them or an explosion / Make yours Media cry and broadcast / The Khilafah [caliphate]. “Well, it’s not exactly” The First Noel, “but at least they tried.
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