Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Whirling dervishes and spinning Christians

Middle East News has got the spin machine working full time for the Christians in Gaza.

Compare this piece of dhimmitude from the head of the Catholic community in Gaza, Father Mussal. (He's sounding like a battered woman to me)...

"We have solid relations with Hamas and they intend to compensate us for the damage," Mussal said. Bassem Naim, a minister in both Hamas-led governments, "promised that such an incident would never happen again and that Hamas will be the guardian of the Christians and their holy places," Mussal added.

With this from the Islamist leader of an Islamic "outreach" group (the group who shot up a UN school last month because girls and boys were on the same sports teams)...

Christians can only continue living safely in the Gaza Strip if they accept Islamic law, including a ban on alcohol and on women roaming publicly without proper head coverings, an Islamist militant leader in Gaza told WND in an exclusive interview. Christians in Gaza who engage in "missionary activity" will be "dealt with harshly."Abu Saqer accused the leadership of the Gaza Christian community of "proselytizing and trying to convert Muslims with funding from American evangelicals.""This missionary activity is endangering the entire Christian community in Gaza,"

Listen to these poor deluded souls:

"I don't really think our situation will change much or that Hamas will try to impose Islamic practices on us, because they'll be frightened about causing a worldwide scandal," said Iyad. Issa Tarazi, a doctor, said that his fellow Christians "will adapt to the new order. I don't think they will impose restrictions on the Christians."

Gee. Ya think?