Friday, August 8, 2014
Now They're Coming for the Christians
Now They’re Coming for the Christians
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
August 8, 2014
I am not a Christian, but I am emboldened to borrow the famous words of the prominent and self-sacrificing German Protestant minister Martin Niemoller (1892-1984) who endured seven years in Nazi concentration camps Sachsenhausen and Dachau before and during World War II (1937-45).
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.”
The deafening silence must be broken. Not next month when Congress returns from its five week hiatus from shuffling papers and ignoring the will of the American people. Not in two weeks when Barack Hussein Obama returns from whatever current vacation he is on – so many it’s hard to keep track. Is it Hawaii? Is it Martha’s Vineyard? Either way, the time is now.
Now they are coming for the Christians. The “they” is ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), a Muslim terrorist organization of nothing short of filthy, maniacal, animals hell bent on the slaughter of Christian men, women, and children. ISIS, making al-Qaeda look like Boy Scouts by comparison, is sending notices to Christian communities throughout the Middle East, now currently in Iraq, that they must convert to Islam, flee with nothing more than the clothes on their backs, or die. Children are being beheaded in the ISIS attempt create a Muslim caliphate with the goal to “raise the flag of Mohammad in the White House.”
And yet, the silence remains thanks to feckless leadership, not just coming from Washington, DC, although Obama is certainly the league leader in fecklessness, but what about the leaders of Europe’s major nations, some of which are already being overrun by the Muslim hordes inflicting Sharia Law wherever possible with little resistance. There is talk of air strikes from the United States, but of course there remains the issue of collateral damage in the form of civilians.
The media attempts to run wars, yet are not a part of the Defense Department. Media tries to call the shots by reminding militaries that there are innocent civilians on the ground. No war is perfect or without civilian casualties and it would be foolish to attempt to run a war with that kind of thinking – detrimental to the troops themselves.
But the next burning question must be why is it always incumbent upon the United States of America to fight the world’s battles. Yes, American involvement seems necessary, but where are the British, French, Germans, Italians, and Spanish? How many Americans must die for the world? Where are the voices of British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy?
The European nations should be offering refuge to the thousands upon thousands of Christians literally fleeing for their lives from their homes and homelands while the barbaric horde of Muslim ISIS terrorist murderers attempts global domination and rule under the guise of religion. This from a people claiming theirs is a religion of peace. The same religion of peace burning down ancient churches, slaughtering Coptic Christians and Kurds, not to mention the thousands of Jews already killed in communities that have been free of Jews now for years.
The slaughter will only stop when there is a global commitment to not live in fear of these murdering animals and fight back. Stop them at the borders of each country. The European Union must work in concert to preserve a European Europe for the peaceful coexistence of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and people of other faiths in accordance to the rule of law.
It begins with the end of the spinelessness and cowardice by Obama and European leaders as well as the eradication of those seeking a global caliphate and potential apocalypse.
Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.