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The Western Church has been silent way too long on Christian Persecution. Christian Leaders in Iraq say the silence of the West has condemned Christians to death. I couldn’t agree more, the silence has been deafening. Since our leader claimed it shameful to consider Christians for migration to the US, some in the church have jumped on the bandwagon totally ignoring the genocide in the blindness and refusal to admit this from our President. They now call for America to open it’s arms to Syrian Refugees regardless of their backgrounds. All feeling quite guilty to follow Christ’s commands to care for each other and care for the widows and children.
I am not going to debate this, but will say the ludicrous accusations from our President that we want a test for religion is just that, Ludicrous. …an age old manipulation technique to turn the tables on truth to shame others.
After two pages of personal information on the application for asylum in the U.S., it asks about religion. Here is a snippet of the first question on part B:
Here is another question that I found very strange:
Really, how many will withhold information if it would put acceptance in jeopardy? Is it any wonder that legitimate Asylum seekers paperwork is buried under the hundreds of thousands of other paperwork?
My point is this, Church’s in the West, including America, have been deafeningly silent about Christian persecution. Seemingly refusing to acknowledge that they are suffering at the extent which is taking place. I hear daily from Pakistani Christians in Thailand asking for help from the Church here. Help for either sponsor their stay, or for aid to pay their rent and food costs…let alone medical costs. Shame on the church. Here is a actual message from a persecuted Christian in Thailand:
I am a Christian Asylum Seeker here in Thailand and I am sure you already know a lot about what is going on here. Recently, pressure by Thai government has made many people go back to Pakistan. What their condition is once they go back is not known. I know I cannot go back whatever happens because I would be arrested at the airport and put in jail and eventually killed. My families life, along with my own life is very precious. I am proud to be a Christian and although I lost everything that I worked for yet I am proud that I was able to help the less fortunate Christians in Pakistan. I did what I needed to do and have no regrets, but what is going to happen to us now. I have a request to please see if there is any church or organization that could help sponsor us, I know it is a difficult request but I know that if Jesus wants it to be so it will happen. I am asking in his name who can do the impossible. Please try and see if anything is possible, people like you are our only hope. Christmas is just around the corner and we are preparing to welcome our Saviour, but we at the same time are praying that we will remain safe and that he will protect us. I hope you do not think I am being bossy but it is just that at this time we are feeling neglected and forsaken. God Bless you and have a Holy Advent. Regards___
It’s only one of many. I have learned that their faith grows in this darkness. I’ve come to know their pain and suffering and it breaks my heart. This is a little of the sufferings I listen to daily and then I see the indifference and silence by our church leaders is disheartening to me me. One retired minister told me that the church he now attends is also silent with no reports shared on the Missions from their own denomination. He took it upon himself to hang a poster of the missions around the world, trying to raise awareness in the congregation.
If you’re unable to sponsor a family to come to the U.S. at least sponsor one family suffering, like in Thailand, every month. Provide food, housing and medical. You would be surprised what only $200.00 American dollars would provide. How can you remain silent when Jesus commanded we care for our brethren? You would rather jump on the wagon for our government than take care of our own??? Shame on you! If you are going to talk about it, put your money where your mouth is or go back to your silence. We will be judged not only as Christians but as a Nation turning our back on God’s people. If your church wants to sponsor a Christian in any way, we can make that happen.
It’s time to actually live what you speak. Look at the picture below, it’s from the Central Jail in Thailand. Christians in shackles for fleeing darkness in Pakistan are now treated with this type of darkness. Keep this image in your mind this Holiday season, Would I be faithful if this were me??? Help them!
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(Voice of the Persecuted) Hopeless is what the Christians in Thailand are feeling tonight. Instead of resting comfortably in their living room, they are hiding, and fearful and feel hopeless. Their children will be subjected to conditions not meant for hardened, or seasoned criminals. One description of the detention center for imigrants in Thailand say’s that there was 100 people in a cell built for 20. One toilet, and it got so bad they had to drill a hole in the side to allow it to escape. There was so little room that they had to sleep sitting up. One mother describes fights that broke out and trying to hide her children in a corner so they wouldn’t be hurt. They separate the women from the men, breaking and separating families, some never to be seen again.
The fear in the voices of Christians in Thailand who have fled Persecution in Pakistan is poignant and tragic. Piercing the very soul. We have shed so many tears, in anguish for these dear brethren. So many children have also been taken with their families. And now we have been told that they are threatening to send them back to Pakistan. So many have gone into hiding, not knowing what the next minute will bring. Not knowing if they will survive till morning, or survive the day.
I hear phrases like “we are dead.” Or “hopeless.” I hear and feel the desperation in their voice, and their souls. Not knowing if I will ever hear from them again, is almost too much to bear. The helplessness, and hopelessness that they and others feel is real, it’s very real. Our hope is in the Lord. I pray with them, encourage them, and pray some more. They are always at the forefront of my mind.
We were informed of the tragedy befalling the Christians in Thailand, they fled a land where false blasphemy accusations can bring the death penalty and many are forced to convert. A land where it is not uncommon for Christians to be burned to death, whole villages destroyed, or arrested merely for believing in Christ. They fled to a country that they thought would be safe until the UNHCR would help them. That help is not coming. Interviews are put off, or not held. There is no safety for assylum seekers in Thailand.
Now we have verified that law enforcement personnel in Thailand have leaked that the latest arrests of Christians would be sent back to Pakistan. A death sentence for most. At the least a prison sentence, with a death sentence to follow. Pakistan recently lifted the moratorium on their death penalty. Letters have been written, and pleas made. But so far have fallen on deaf ears. The MSM won’t cover this. I have contacted many pleading for coverage to raise awareness, and nothing. And if you take away the persecution of Christians that this is encompassing you are still left with an international violation of the law. Arresting children in any land is a clear violation. Children have protected rights or at least they are suppose to. Yet these precious children are not protected.
- International criminal law is a body of international law designed to prohibit certain categories of conduct commonly viewed as serious atrocities and to make perpetrators of such conduct criminally accountable for their perpetration. Principally, it deals with genocide,war crimes, crimes against humanity, as well as the crime of aggression.
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child(commonly abbreviated as theCRC,CROC, or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.
- Currently, 194 countries are party to it, including every member of the United Nations except Somalia, South Sudan and the United States.
Just in one day alone we were told that children that ranged in age from 6 months to 12 years old, more than 44 children were taken into police custody. And yet the International Community has yet to even call an emergency meeting to address this. No condemnation, no calls for cease and desist, no aid nothing. Nothing but silence. It’s hard to pin down exact numbers but it is in the hundreds by now. CBN reports that it is 400. We are attempting to verify these numbers. It’s hard to reach contacts as they are arrested or in hiding. So again we ask the question, “If Not For The Children When?”
If you feel so inclined one Christian suggested we call the UNHCR in Geneva to ask for intervention at least for the Children. Here is their number: +41 22 739 81 11
And they also asked if we could call the UNHCR in Thailand, and ask them to at least grant these families assylum to relocate to other countries. Here is the number: 0066 2 665 2523
Voice of the Persecuted is an interdenominational organization standing with and stepping up for the persecuted. Together with your generous support, we can reach the goal to alleviate their suffering. In darkness and desperation, let us serve in love, with open arms and giving hands to provide light and hope.
Everyday, we thank God that He is working through you to care for His children and further His Kingdom! As you have greatly blessed others, may God continue to bless you. Thank you so much for your support. We couldn’t do it without you!