Saturday, September 13, 2014

Five Christian Patriarchs meet with President Obama at the White House

This likely won't lead to any substantive US support for persecuted Christians. Obama wishes to deny Islam's global persecution of Christians, claiming the perpetrators are "not Islamic." From the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to ISIS in the Middle East to Boko Haram in Nigeria and extremist groups in Indonesia, Malaysia and elsewhere, Muslims all around the world describe their jihad in terms of adherence to pure Islam. 

Modern-day Muslim persecution of Christians throughout the Islamic world — including by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) — is the strongest refutation of President Obama's absurd statement that "the Islamic State is not Islamic." 

And 1400 continuous years of Muslim jihad against Christians throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe (Spain & the Balkans), Russia, Asia Minor, Central and Southeast Asia, is the second strongest refutation as it proves — by its continuity spanning centuries, geography, cultures and languages — that Islam is always looking to go on the attack, conquer, subjugate and rule, until it conquers the entire globe. 

Though it is hardly comforting, knowing the truth about the Islamic State — that it is pure Islam as commanded by the Quran and lived by Muhammad — is better than listening to endless lies from deceitful leaders who themselves are conducting political persecution of Christians right here in America.

Five Christian Patriarchs meet with President Obama at the White House
Syriac International News Agency via Pravmir — September 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For the first time in history, five Christian Patriarchs representing Christian communities in the Middle East visited the White House to discuss the protection of Christians in theMiddle East with President Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklinisaid, “We want to thank President Obama at this critical moment in history for meeting with the representatives of these Christian communities from the Middle East who face suffering and hardship for professing their religious beliefs.”
Attending the meeting with the President are:

His Eminence, Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Cardinal Raï
Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

His Beatitude, Gregorius III Laham
Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem

His Beatitude, Mor Ignatius Aphrem II
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch

His Beatitude, Ignatius Youssef III Yonan
Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East

His Beatitude, Aram I Keshishian
Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church

His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Joseph Al-Zehlaoui
Archbishop of New York and All North America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
(Official representative of His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X of Antioch and all the East)

His Grace Bishop Angaelos,
General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church ofAlexandria
(Official representative of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the 118th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of St. Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria)

His Excellency Ibrahim, Ibrahim
Bishop Emeritus of Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle
(Official representative of His Beatitude Louis Rahphael Sako I, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church)