Militant Hindu asks whether Christians are never attacked because they serve Maoists
by Nirmala Carvalho
Indresh Kumar, a member of a paramilitary group close to India’s ruling party, accuses Christians of having a secret deal with Naxalite insurgents. For the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, his “inflammatory and dangerous” words undermine “secular and multi-religious India."
Mumbai (AsiaNews) – India’s armed militants Maoists "have never targeted churches and priests just because they serve them or is there some other reason?" asked provocatively Indresh Kumar, a leader with the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as he spoke to reporters on the sidelines of a Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS) in Raipur (Chhattisgarh) devoted to leftwing insurgency in south Chhattisgarh.
Following the outcry his speech caused, the politician was quick clarify his statement. "My intention,” he told reporters, “is not to criticise Churches. I know they are committed to India and their people believe in serving the nation, but I want their active role in eradicating Maoism; therefore, I have put forth these issues. They should decide whether the movement has brought life or death to the region”.
For many years, Maoist violence has disrupted life in many a state like Chhattisgarh. The Naxalite movement was founded in 1967 in Naxalbari, a village in West Bengal. In 2004, two of its main factions merged to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
Karnataka, the violence on the anniversary of the Sultan of Mysore threaten the Christian community
by Nirmala Carvalho
Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Tipu Sultan, one of the rulers of South Asia. A leader of the Hindu VHP killed during clashes with the agents intervened to divide the Hindus by Muslim activists. The sultan is guilty of violence against Hindus and Christians. Christian activist: "Between two extremist groups taking to the streets, at risk it is the Christian minority."
Posted on October 19, 2015 by SBrinkmann
Synod Fathers looking for answers to some of the most pressing problems regarding the family and human sexuality heard a brilliantly concise and hard-hitting summary by a Romanian doctor who laid out the solution to the problem in bold, blunt language.
The following intervention was made by Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea, President of the Association of Catholic Doctors of Bucharest (Romania), at the Ordinary Synod on the Family on Friday.
Your Holiness, Synod Fathers, Brothers and Sisters, I represent the Association of Catholic Doctors from Bucharest.
I am from the Romanian Greek Catholic Church.My father was a Christian political leader, who was imprisoned by the communists for 17 years. My parents were engaged to marry, but their wedding took place 17 years later.
My mother waited all those years for my father, although she didn’t even know if he was still alive. They have been heroically faithful to God and to their engagement.
The day Christians were martyred on American soil
Kristen Sterner, left, and Carrissa Welding, both students at Umpqua Community College, embrace each other during a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at the college,
Life or death was determined by the answer to a single question: are you a Christian?
That was the question asked by an anti-Christian gunman who stormed into a classroom at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College.
Eyewitnesses say the shooter targeted Christians.
Christians were martyred for their faith, on American soil, a fact mostly ignored by most of the Mainstream Media and the White House.
Kortney Moore was inside the classroom. She told the Roseburg News-Review that the shooter ordered students to get on the ground -- and then told them to stand up and state their religion.
“And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second,” Stacy Boylan said in a televised report. “And then he shot and killed them.”
His 18-year-old daughter was struck in the back by a bullet – that traveled down her spine. She survived. Miss Moore, too, survived.
Davis Jaques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon News, said he received a text message from a student who said she was inside the classroom.“The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christians,” the message read. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no or didn’t answer, they were shot in the leg.”
Christians were martyred for their faith -- on American soil -- a fact mostly ignored by most of the Mainstream Media and the White House.
The New York Times only mentioned that the gunman inquired about people’s “religions” and one cable television news channel opined that the shooter’s motive was unclear.President Obama’s behavior in the aftermath of the massacre was quite frankly unpresidential. Instead of calling for religious tolerance -- he delivered an unhinged tirade on gun control.