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Muslims attack Christians in West Bank: Church Leaders Silent.
This article from Honest Reporting gives an account of the recent terrifying pogrom against Christians in Taibe. It also reminds us of earlier incidents of persecution of the Christian minority in the Palestinian area.
Late Saturday night (Sept. 3), hundreds of armed Palestinian Muslims crying 'Allahu Akbar' descended on the West Bank Christian city of Taibe. For the next few hours, the mob terrorized the community, setting sixteen homes and multiple businesses on fire, looting valuables from both, and destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary.
The mob's 'provocation'? A Muslim woman from their neighboring village had had a relationship with a Christian man from Taibe. The woman was poisoned to death by her own family in an 'honor killing', and soon after, the pogrom against Taibe commenced.
Something tells us this incident would have made international headlines had Jews been responsible for this type of violence.
Honest Reporting's criticism of media silence about this could also be applied to Church leaders. Where are the condemnations? Where the threat of divestment from those who support the Palestinians, or boycotts of a future Palestinian state? Why is there nothing but silence from the Anglicans, the Presbyterians, the UCC and all those so quick to condemn the Jews simply for defending themselves from violence?