U.S. Teen converts to Islam pleads guilty to Islamic State plot to murder Pope

Pope Francis is doubtless on his way to Philadelphia now to explain to young Ahmad Shakoor that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”

“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)

“US teen pleads guilty to IS-inspired plot to kill pope,” AFP, April 3, 2017:

Washington (AFP) – A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty Monday to a plot allegedly inspired by the Islamic State group to kill Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to the United States.

The US Justice Department said Santos Colon, 15 years old at the time, sought to recruit a sniper to shoot the pope as he celebrated mass in Philadelphia on September 27, 2015. Colon also allegedly planned to set off explosives.

But the teen unwittingly recruited an undercover FBI agent for the job, and was arrested quietly 12 days before the event.

“Colon engaged someone he believed would be the sniper, but in reality was an undercover FBI employee. Colon engaged in target reconnaissance with an FBI confidential source and instructed the source to purchase materials to make explosive devices,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

Court documents said Colon sought to carry out the act in support of the Islamic State group and that he had used the adopted name Ahmad Shakoor.

In a plea bargain with prosecutors, Colon, now 17, agreed to forego trial and plead guilty as an adult to one charge of providing material support to a terror group.

With the deal, prosecutors dropped three other charges filed against him as a juvenile.

Court documents said the charges were in relation to the Islamic State group, which Washington has designated a foreign terrorist organization….

Colon faces a maximum of 15 years in prison but sentencing would likely be held off until 2021 while he undergoes psychiatric treatment in a secure facility.

In a plea statement, Colon acknowledged having been a patient in a mental institution in the past.

Oh, well, that explains it.

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Christians may never be able to return to Mosul

The Middle East is the cradle of Christianity, but jihadis have brought about the near-total disappearance of Christians from the Middle East. Now Christians may not be able to return to Mosul, as the Islamic State has “bred a new generation of child radicals” there. A vicar — Father Daniel — said that “the terror cult’s destructive ideology has already spread to the next generation” of children and warns:

It would be very hard for children here and children in Mosul to get together. Can they even get along together as two groups? Could they adapt to each other?

The answers to the Vicar’s questions are likely no; and it is not as simple as a mutual getting along together. Children in Mosul have been trained as “Caliphate cubs,” steeped in jihadi doctrine and made familiar with sickening violence.

A New York Times report provides one example of why it is highly unlikely that Christian families can ever be safe to return to Mosul or, in fact, to any region where jihadists have held power and inculcated their worldview into children. The article is entitled “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape”:

In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted.

He bound her hands and gagged her. Then he knelt beside the bed and prostrated himself in prayer before getting on top of her.

When it was over, he knelt to pray again, bookending the rape with acts of religious devotion.

Only non-Muslim girls are treated this way.

ISIS CHILD SOLDIERSPJ Media also reported on a disturbing Islamic State video in which the jihad doctrine is passed on to children:

The video shows the boys in the classroom learning about the Muslim holy book, the Quran, watching ISIS propaganda films, eating cafeteria-style lunches together, and sleeping in dormitories. But the most disturbing section comes during the live-fire drills, which culminates in the boys hunting down and murdering live hostages.

“Christians may NEVER be able to return to Mosul as ISIS has bred NEW generation of jihadis”, by Katie Mansfield, Express, March 18, 2017:

More than 100,000 Christians were forced to flee Mosul in Iraq when ISIS invaded in 2014.

And as the Battle for Mosul reaches its final stages some Christians have attempted to return to the city.

But a vicar, whose church 50 miles away in Erbil cares for hundreds of Christian families who left their homes, has warned a huge danger remains.

Father Daniel said the terror cult’s destructive ideology has already spread to the next generation, sparking fears ISIS will continue their chilling campaign to boot Christians out of the Middle East.

He said: “We can go back but it is a question of safety. We are dealing with a new generation bred by ISIS – they have a radical anti-Christian viewpoint and so it would be really hard to go back.

“It would be very hard for children here and children in Mosul to get together. Can they even get along together as two groups? Could they adapt to each other? We really need to work with the children in Mosul to change what ISIS has implanted there.”

ISIS has long used children in Iraq and Syria as it aims to eradicate Christians from the region.

Children, dubbed the Caliphate Cubs, armed with knives and guns have appeared in propaganda videos featuring executions.

There have also been reports of youngsters being trained as suicide bombers.

Father Daniel, who left his Iraqi village when ISIS invaded, works with Christian children devastated by the trauma of ISIS, who tortured and killed their loved ones.

He warns education could be their only weapon against the jihadis and their young supporters with children once terrorised by the group now starting to work against ISIS.

Father Daniel said: “I told them get your education and use that as a weapon against ISIS. School is seven years to 18 years. The older ones are starting to work as volunteers helping the ones who are coming in now to Erbil from the latest troubles in Mosul.

“Some are working as translators when people come from other organisations. They want to help their community and for their voice to be heard around the world.”

Father Daniel says Christians in the region have long worried for their future with his church struggling to cope with the influx of fleeing families.

He said: “Before it was difficult for Christians because after Saddam was taken out from authority everything went from bad to worse and Christians were persecuted by extremists after 2003.

“Christians in Mosul were targets for terrorists so life was really bad then. ISIS came and they purged Christians from Mosul so many fled to places like Erbil. The Christians that stayed in Mosul under ISIS control – were beaten punished and killed. Christians were given three options, pay a heavy tax, leave the city or face public execution.

“Christians were really worried about being targeted long before ISIS. They were under surveillance but when ISIS came it got much worse. ISIS wanted all the Christians gone.

“I was in Erbil when ISIS rose up. The church was not prepared for the number of fleeing people they had to receive, people who were forced leave their homes but they rallied round and the church buildings provided shelter so people stayed on the floor of churches. Gradually the church provided tents, cabins and now rents houses for people. It’s very important for people to have dignity and to live in a place that allows them to continue a decent life.

“The church was helping them and guiding, sometimes comforting – they had lost everything and were really traumatised so we comforted them then helped them and guided them so we worked with their trauma to heal them and bring families together and bring unity to help them move forward.”

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ISIS on Christian killing spree in Sinai

Sinai Christians have become a target for the Islamic State, which is now “waging an insurgency against the Egyptian government in Sinai” and “has turned to targeting Christian civilians after suffering setbacks in its confrontation with the army.”

On February 19, ISIS released a video threatening attacks on Christians as a follow-up to its December bombing of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, which killed 28 people. The video described Christians as “infidels” and enemies of Islam.

The video included a masked man who shouted the words: “Oh crusaders in Egypt, this attack that struck you in your temple is just the first with many more to come, God willing.”

Here we see the same propaganda about “crusaders” against Islam, when it was the Islamic Arab invaders who conquered Egypt by bloody force in the 7th century.

“I am not going to wait for death,” Rami Mina, who left Arish on Friday morning, said by telephone. “I shut down my restaurant and got out of there. These people are ruthless.”

Where are Western nations to help innocent, non-threatening Christian refugees who are being singled out for slaughter by the Islamic State?

“Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree”, By Ahmed Aboulenein, Reuters, February 24, 2017:

Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks.

A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia’s Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around 160 in North Sinai, were fleeing. More than 200 students studying in Arish, the province’s capital, have also left.

Seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday. Islamic State, which is waging an insurgency there, claimed responsibility for the killings, five of which were shootings. One man was beheaded and another set on fire.

“I am not going to wait for death,” Rami Mina, who left Arish on Friday morning, said by telephone. “I shut down my restaurant and got out of there. These people are ruthless.”

Sectarian attacks occur often in Egypt but are usually confined to home burning, crop razing, attacks on churches, and forced displacement.

Arish residents said militants circulated death lists online and on the streets, warning Christians to leave or die.

“My father is the second name on their list; anyone Christian they put on the list” Munir Adel, a vegetable seller who fled on Friday, said as he huddled with four family members at the Evangelical Church, waiting for church officials to find them a place to stay.

Adel’s parents did not leave Arish because of their old age, he said. “They could be killed at any moment.”

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Islamic State released a video on Sunday threatening Egypt’s Christians and vowing to escalate a campaign against them after it bombed a chapel adjoining Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic papacy, in December, killing 28 people.

“Oh crusaders in Egypt, this attack that struck you in your temple is just the first with many more to come, God willing,” said a masked man in battle-dress the group said blew himself up in the chapel.

Orthodox Copts, who comprise about 10 percent of Egypt’s 90 million people, are the Middle East’s largest Christian community. They have long complained of persecution.

The Coptic Orthodox Church denounced “the recurring terrorist incidents in North Sinai targeting Christian citizens” in a statement on Friday.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told military and police chiefs “to completely eradicate terrorism in northern Sinai and defeat any attempts to target civilians or to undermine the unity of the national fabric”, in reference to the killings, his office said on Thursday.

Egypt is battling an insurgency that gained pace in 2013 after its military, led by Sisi, overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed.

Major General Mostafa al-Razaz, North Sinai’s deputy police chief, said security forces were capable of handling the “crisis” and that they added more patrols and checkpoints.

But Sinai’s Christians say security forces on the ground are unable to protect them and are overwhelmed by the militants.

“The government does nothing. There is no security in Sinai, they can’t even protect themselves,” said Adel…..

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Muslims at University of Texas Arlington: ‘Stuff Jews in the oven’

Muslim students mocking the Holocaust, inciting violence against Jews, delegitimizing the existence of Israel, and pushing a false Palestinian and “Islamophobia” victim-hood narrative has become commonplace. The media is trying desperately to portray President Trump as responsible for antisemitism in the U.S.; in reality, they should be looking at Students for Justice in Palestine and its allied groups.

And now this hatred has even entered schools for the youngest children. Nancy Salem, who is quoted in the article below, taught at The Children’s Courtyard in South Arlington, Texas. Salem was also “a member of the UTA chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine and a supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement,” and “used her now-disabled Twitter account to post such remarks as: ‘How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough…HAHAHAHA.’”

Salem was suspended from her teaching job; but she should be fired and charged with a hate crime, as should have been the case with a Toronto-area school teacher, as reported by Jihad Watch….

A Toronto-area schoolteacher who called a jihadist who crushed the skull of a four-year-old Israeli girl a hero and martyr is back in the classroom, after receiving a mere rap on the knuckles for her abhorrently violent Facebook postings. A spokesperson for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School said that Nadia Shoufani returned to work at St. Catherine of Siena Separate School before Christmas. She was not charged with a hate crime, according to the announcement, and she is being entrusted with the well-being of children. Why should any Canadian child have to sit in a classroom led by a murder-minded, hate-filled teacher? The school administration should be prioritizing the well-being of the children.

“‘Stuff Jews in the Oven’ Among Antisemitic Social Media Posts Flooding Pages of University of Texas-Arlington Students, Covert Campus Watchdog Finds”, by Lea Spyer, Algemeiner, February 15, 2017:

“Jews only live once” and “stuff Jews in the oven” are among the offensive comments flooding the social media pages of current and former students at the University of Texas, Arlington (UTA), a dossier recently released by a covert campus watchdog group revealed.

According to the document, compiled by Canary Mission – which anonymously monitors anti-American, anti-Israel and antisemitic activity on US college campuses — 24 UTA students and graduates have likened Israel to Nazi Germany, called for violence against Jews and both denied and championed the Holocaust in Facebook and Twitter posts.

Majority of the posts come from former and current students affiliated with the school’s chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Muslim Student Association (MSA).

In 2014, UTA student Mariam Ghanem — an SJP activist and member of MSA — compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Hitler, and tweeted a cartoon equating Nazi soldiers and IDF officers.

In 2013, Ismail Said Aboukar — a member of UTA’s SJP and MSA and a proponent of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement — referred to the Nazi genocide of the Jews as “#LiesToldInSchool.”

Aboukar also said the “world would be sooo much better without jews man [sic].”

Nancy Salem — a student activist with UTA’s SJP and a supporter of BDS — retweeted a riddle asking: “How many Jews died in the Holocaust?” The answer: “Not enough, HAHAHAHA.” And another: “How was the copper wire invented?” Answer: “They threw a penny between two Jews.”

The postings uncovered by Canary Mission represent just a “fraction of the hatred and intolerance that SJP and its members harbor on campuses across North America,” the group said, and pointed out that of the 24 students whose online rhetoric is blatantly antisemitic, 19 are affiliated with SJP and 12 with MSA.

As The Algemeiner reported in October, a study released at Brandeis — called “Hotspots of Antisemitism and Anti-Israel Sentiment on US Campuses” — showed that “one of the strongest predictors of perceiving a hostile climate towards Israel and Jews is the presence of an active Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group on campus.”

Following the publication of this article, a UTA spokesman told The Algemeiner, “As one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, inclusion and respect are at the very core of the values of UTA. UTA condemns statements of hate while acknowledging the principles of free speech and open expression. We welcome and encourage the sharing of ideas, thoughts and opinions, but we also expect respect and civility from students, faculty and staff.”…….

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Pope Francis: ‘Muslim terrorism does not exist’

Killer of the flock.

This man is a danger — millions hang upon his every word. It is laudable to want peace on earth, but that will not be achieved by lies or denying the plain truth.

Islamic terrorism is Jihad by another name. Jihad is the duty of all devout Muslims.

Pope Francis: “Muslim terrorism does not exist”

“What he apparently meant is that not all Christians are terrorists and not all Muslims are terrorists—a fact evident to all—yet his words also seemed to suggest that no specifically Islamic form of terrorism exists in the world, an assertion that stands in stark contradiction to established fact.”

Indeed. Pope Francis is not only disastrously wrongheaded about an obvious fact that is reinforced by every day’s headlines, but he is also deceiving and misleading his people about a matter of utmost importance, and keeping them ignorant and complacent about a growing and advancing threat.

“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)

“Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist,’” by Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, February 17, 2017:

In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.”

“Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements.

What he apparently meant is that not all Christians are terrorists and not all Muslims are terrorists—a fact evident to all—yet his words also seemed to suggest that no specifically Islamic form of terrorism exists in the world, an assertion that stands in stark contradiction to established fact.

“No people is criminal or drug-trafficking or violent,” Francis said, while also suggesting—as he has on other occasions—that terrorism is primarily a result of economic inequalities rather than religious beliefs. “The poor and the poorer peoples are accused of violence yet, without equal opportunities, the different forms of aggression and conflict will find a fertile terrain for growth and will eventually explode.”

The Pope also reiterated his conviction that all religions promote peace and that the danger of violent radicalization exists equally in all religions.

“There are fundamentalist and violent individuals in all peoples and religions—and with intolerant generalizations they become stronger because they feed on hate and xenophobia,” he said.

While denying the existence of Islamic terrorism, Francis also seemed to condemn the denial of global warming, asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.”

“A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system,” he said.

We know “what happens when we deny science and disregard the voice of Nature,” the Pope said. “Let us not fall into denial. Time is running out. Let us act. I ask you again—all of you, people of all backgrounds including native people, pastors, political leaders—to defend Creation.”

While acknowledging that science is not “the only form of knowledge,” and that “science is not necessarily ‘neutral’” and often “conceals ideological views or economic interests,” he still insisted that people of good will should not oppose “scientific consensus” regarding global warming.

Leftist media like the liberal Guardian in the U.K. immediately politicized the speech, predictably claiming that the Pope was backing “anti-Trump protests,” despite the fact that the Pope himself denied such a claim, explicitly declaring that “I am not speaking of anyone in particular.”

“I am not speaking of anyone in particular, I am speaking of a social and political process that flourishes in many parts of the world and poses a grave danger for humanity,” he said.

Moreover, although the Guardian claimed that the Pope was “condemning populism,” in point of fact, he was speaking to populist movements and praised their commitment to democracy.

“The direction taken beyond this historic turning-point,” Francis said, “will depend on people’s involvement and participation and, largely, on yourselves, the popular movements.”

Nevertheless, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said Monday that the Holy See is concerned over growing populist and nationalist movements, both in Europe and in the United States.

In an interview for the Italian evening news on the state-owned RAI network, the Cardinal was asked whether the Vatican is worried about what the interviewer called “the spread of nationalism and populism not only in Europe but also in the United States with Donald Trump.”

“I think so, I think so,” Parolin said. “Certainly these closings are not a good sign,” since many of them “are born of fear, which is not a good counselor.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Geller Report.

The Third Jihad — Episode 6: Religious Persecution

We are excited to send you an advance copy of episode 6 of our film series The Third Jihad.

In episode 6, Religious Persecution, Clarion Project investigates radical Islam’s intolerance of other religions and their genocidal intent towards Christians, Jews and other faiths of the world.

Previous episodes can be seen here.

In 2007, Clarion Project completed this landmark film highlighting radical Islamists’ engagement in a “multifaceted strategy to overcome the Western world,” waging a “cultural jihad” to “infiltrate and undermine our society from within.”

On the film’s 10th anniversary you will be astounded at how accurately we predicted the future, in a world where radical Islam was allowed to flourish, in a world where political correctness silenced Islamist detractors and in a world where ‘cultural sensibilities’ trumped free speech.

Week by week we will unfold the story of radical Islam, unveiling its historic, cultural, religious and militant roots and show how they manifest themselves in today’s society.

As ever, we would ask two things from you: Please send us your comments and please share this video with as many people as you can.

Church of England Dying, UK Cities Could Soon Be Islamic, ‘Islam is a serious threat’

Britain could be an Islamic nation in a few generations and the Church of England is facing extinction, a former chaplain to the Queen has said.

Rev Gavin Ashenden, who resigned last month after criticising a Scottish cathedral for hosting a reading of the Quran during a Eucharist service, told Breitbart News’s James Delingpole that Anglicanism seems too weak to tackle the great challenges it faces.

The former chaplain doubled down on his criticism of the service, saying the teaching of the Quran on Jesus was fundamentally at odds with Christian teaching.

‘ISLAM IS A SERIOUS THREAT’ QUEEN’S CHAPLAIN WHO QUIT OVER KORAN IN CHURCH SPEAKS OUT

THE former Queen’s Chaplain who resigned in protest after a passage from the Koran was read in a Scottish cathedral says Christianity is under threat.

By Katie Mansfield, The Express, Jan 28, 2017

The Rev Dr Gavin Ashenden stepped down from his role following after a section from the Koran that teaches Jesus is not the son of God was read during a service to mark Epiphany.

Rev Ashenden said the reading at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow could be viewed as blasphemy and is indicative of the the rise of Islam in Britain.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Rev Ashenden said: “My first thoughts were astonishment that any Christian church, let alone a cathedral would consider introducing not only a reading from the Koran instead of the Bible, but one which denied the Bible’s record of who Christ really was.

Rev Dr Gavin Ashenden said Islam and secularism are serious threats to Christianity

“I think the clergy at the cathedral should apologise – but particularly to the Christians in the Middle East, who are being killed and whose houses and churches have been pulled down by Islamic activists.“Comfortable clergy in the West should not take actions that undermine others who are being seriously persecuted for their faith.”Rev Ashenden, who was one of 36 chaplains to the Queen, said the Glasgow Koran saga has implications for the Queen’s role as head of the church.He added the incident raised questions over how the Queen and her representatives are expected to fulfil the role as Defender of the Faith.

He said: “The increasing pressures that multiculturalism place on our national identity and our constitutional inheritance are a serious challenge to our social stability and self understanding.“It must be obvious that the role of a monarch who stands for the defence of the Christian faith is not going to be a unifying factor in a multicultural and multi-faith context where other faiths have an agenda to diminish Christianity and replace it.”
Rev Dr Gavin Ashenden said the clergy at the cathedral should apologise

Reverend Dr. Gavin Ashenden.

Rev Dr Gavin Ashenden said the clergy at the cathedral should apologise

Syrian Orthodox bishop for Austria and Switzerland Dionysos Isa Gurbuz warned last year he expected Islam to take over Europe in 30 years.Rev Ashenden said Islam is growing rapidly in Britain too.He said: “If you read Michel Houlebecq’s new novel ‘Submission’, which was published ironically on the day of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, you will see how he envisages Islam coming to dominate politics in France in the near future.

Rev Dr Gavin Ashenden resigned from his role as Queen’s Chaplain

“Demographically at the very least, Islam is growing very rapidly here too, and I have Muslim friends who tell me that are very confident that in a generation’s time many of our major northern cities will have substantial Muslim majorities. Already many of them have a Muslim majority of those under 16.“Mohammed is the most popular name amongst boys in England to date.”With falling numbers of Christians, Islam- the second largest religious group and more than 14million people saying they have no , Rev Ashenden says both Islam and secularism are serious threats to .According to the latest ONS figures, in 2011 Christianity remained the largest religion with 59.3 per cent of the population identifying themselves as Christian.

Rev Dr Gavin Ashenden said Islam is growing in BritaiN

A passage from the Koran was read at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow

A passage from the Koran was read at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow

Muslims made up the second largest religious group with 4.8 per cent of the population of England and Wales.In total, 14.1 million people, around a quarter of the population in England and Wales, reported they have no religion in 2011.Rev Ashenden said: “There is a serious effort by secularists to move Christianity out of the public sphere. They haven’t realised that all the scientific, democratic, educational and cultural privileges they enjoy have all been handed to them by the Christianisation of Europe.“Both secularism and Islam are serious threats, and both are causing serious damage to Christianity, whether by trying to close down those who speak up for Christian ethics in the public space on the one hand, or by driving someone like the Muslim convert to Christianity, Nissar Hussein out of his home and community in Bradford.”

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.

Student gets deluge of death threats for ‘anti-Islam’ art project

It’s really more of an atheist art project than an “anti-Islam” art project, and the term “art project” is used quite loosely in this case, but anyway, Muslims are enraged. It is good to see that the university is standing up for her. Probably in the U.S., she would be expelled and have to go into hiding.

“Israeli Student Gets Deluge of Death Threats Over Anti-Islam Art Project,” by Benedict Spence, Heat Street, January 12, 2017:

An Israeli student has received death threats after submitting an art project criticizing Islam – but was defended by her university, which stood up for her freedom of speech.

The unnamed student, who attends Haifa university, 60 miles north of Tel Aviv, handed in a Muslim prayer may [sic] with the words “God is dead; keep praying” painted over it.

The project sparked a furious reaction from Muslim peers, who posed photos of the piece online, which had previously only been shown to a few other students.

According to local news site Ynetnews.com, sharing the image led to a deluge of death threats, which led her to go to the police.

She said: “I got a lot of support, except for two students who photographed what I was presenting without my approval.

“They gave the piece a completely different interpretation. I received death threats and messages from people who said they wanted to kill me.”

She added “in everyday life, when you describe someone without pity, you say ‘you don’t have God’. I meant ISIS, which doesn’t believe religion is morality.”

Another student, however, told Ynetnews “[she] wanted to receive attention by harming religion. It’s unacceptable to write things like this. To write that God is dead really harms us.”…

How? Why do you care what she thinks?

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Christian Convert Forced by Muslim Family to Eat Poison to Test Jesus

A woman in Eastern Uganda who converted to Christianity at a Christmas time church service was then coerced by her mostly Muslim family members to take poison in order to test Jesus’s love for her.

The woman was saved only when a Christian neighbor heard her cries of pain and rushed to help her.

Muslims in Uganda forced a Christian convert to eat rat poisoin to test Jesus's love for her.
Muslims in Uganda forced a Christian convert to eat rat poison to test Jesus’s love for her.

Morning Star News has the story:

“Sandra Summaya, 24, of Bugayi village in Pallisa District, told Morning Star News that she converted to Christianity at a worship service on Christmas Day.

“‘I had great peace when the pastor prayed for me to take Jesus as my savior,’ she said. ‘I later shared my testimony with my brother, who outrightly accused me of being an infidel and an outcast from the family and the Muslim community. I felt great pain inside me because of the insults.’

“On Sunday (Jan. 1) Summaya’s immediate family and a few other relatives gathered in the predominantly Muslim village in Kamuge County to celebrate the New Year with a meal. At the high point of the gathering, Summaya said, a paternal uncle read to her a Bible verse and suggested it meant God would protect her from harm, including illness from ingesting poison.

“”He said, ‘Do you believe that Issa [Jesus] is able to protect your from poison as written in the Bible?’ and I answered ‘Yes,’ she said.

“‘Immediately I was forced to take the poison to confirm my faith in the Bible, at around midnight. I could not deny the Bible, so I took the rat poison.’”

It wasn’t long after she fell violently ill.

She said her stomach pains grew serve and she began to vomit violently. Her relatives then took her from her home and tied her with a rope to a nearby tree and left her to die, Morning Star News reported.

And then, the news outlet said:

“Her loud cries woke a Christian neighbor who rushed to the site.

“‘I found Summaya unconscious, and we rushed her to a Kamuge nursing home, where the doctor saved her life,’ said the neighbor, whose name is withheld for security reasons.

“Summaya remains at the hospital and her condition has stabilized, a nurse told Morning Star News.

“‘She will still be in the hospital for some few days as we monitor her situation,’ said the nurse, who requested anonymity.

“An area source requested prayer that Summaya be healed and protected, and that she not doubt God’s love and provision.

“The incidents are the latest in a series of anti-Christian attacks in eastern Uganda. On Christmas Day Muslims in eastern Uganda beat Christians at a worship service and wrecked the home of a single mother on Christmas Eve, sources said.

“On Dec. 8, relatives of a former Islamic teacher attacked his 60-year-old mother for becoming a Christian, wounding her head and breaking her hand, sources said. Aimuna Namutongi sustained a deep cut on her forehead. She and her son, 30-year-old Malik Higenyi, were trying to gather cassava at 10 a.m. on the homestead he had been forced to abandon in Bufuja village, Butaleja District, after Muslim relatives threatened to kill him if he returned.”

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Geller Report.