THE PLIGHT OF CHRISTIANS: Pakistan

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

You may have missed my March 4 commentary on my companion blog, Marielena Speaks… (as part of a week-in-review-post) regarding the plight of Christians in Pakistan– and what they suffer when they leave as refugees. I invite you to read it below, in light of the savage terrorist attacks that took place yesterday (Easter Sunday) during a gathering of Christians in Lahore.

The Plight of Christian Refugees from Pakistan

There is no doubt that the persecution of Christians has intensified all over the world.

Pakistanis who convert to Christianity suffer terrible persecution inside their country. Their only chance of survival is to flee.  Many of these Pakistani Christians seek refuge in Thailand where they wait as UN-registered asylum seekers to be processed by the UNHCR (the UN High Commissioner for Refugees)– but the UN can take years to process their documents. In the meantime they suffer inhumane treatment inside Thailand.

Except from an article published on 4 August, 2015 on Fox News titled “Pakistani Christian refugees face ordeal in Thailand” — regarding the suffering of Pakistani Christians inside Thailand’s camps:

“…horrendous conditions including cramped cells, inadequate nutrition and children being incarcerated with adults. In the central jail, the men are bound in shackles and forced to stand in the hot sun. In the IDC, up to 200 people can be packed in a room meant for 100 leaving very little space to properly sleep. Many have since been released for up to a year until they get a proper visa, otherwise they face being put back in the IDC or being deported back to Pakistan.”

It appears that the United Nations does not place sufficient importance on the processing of Christian refugees– compared to the quick actions they have taken in Europe on behalf of Muslim refugees fleeing war-torn areas in the Middle East.

[UPDATE: One of the Muslim terrorists from last week’s attacks in Brussels entered Europe as a “refugee”].

Again, the United Nations– which is supposed to practice “social justice”– seems to apply their justice on a selective basis.

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Please read this important report from BBC News in London: “The Christians held in Thailand after fleeing Pakistan.”

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The Political Correctness of Vincent Mertens de Wilmars– Ambassador of Belgium to France

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

The Belgian Ambassador to France, Vincent Mertens de Wilmars, just spoke to France 24. France 24 has an English-language channel; however, this particular interview was conducted through their French channel.  Behind the ambassador one could see the flag of the EU and the Belgian flag. The latter was wrapped in a black ribbon to signify a country in mourning, after the savage terrorist attacks in Brussels this week.

I was taken aback by Ambassador de Wilmars political correctness, in spite of the overwhelming indignation by Belgians and Europeans in general, regarding the Islamic extremism that has pushed cities like Brussels into a state of panic.

The last straw came when de Wilmars offered the solution to stop the radicalization at Moslem schools / centers:  to treat them the same as one would treat Catholic schools and others– in order to prevent extremism!

Excuse me? Catholic schools are not centers of extremism. When have you seen a young Catholic man or woman be radicalized into blowing people up, based on Catholic teachings? Never!

One can only imagine that de Wilmar’s statement is due to the fact that apparently it is not uncommon for Moslem students to attend Catholic schools in Belgium.

Let’s examine this situation.

The following are excerpts from a Reuters News article titled, “Suicide bomber Laachraoui was model student at Brussels Catholic school”  (Thursday, 24 March, 2016 10:50am EDT):

“Brussels suicide bomber Najim Laachraoui, a veteran Islamist fighter in Syria also suspected of making explosive belts for November’s Paris attacks, was a model student in a Brussels Catholic high school, the school’s director told Reuters.”

“‘Najim Laachraoui was a very good student,” said Veronica Pellegrini, the director of the Institut de la Sainte Famille d’Helmet, a Catholic school in the ethnically mixed east Brussels borough of Schaerbeek.”

“‘He never failed a class,” Pellegrini said of Laachraoui, who studied at the school for six years, until graduating in 2009. “We haven’t heard from him since,” she told Reuters in a phone interview.”

“There is speculation Laachraoui had just returned from Syria, possibly by sea with refugees.”

“Catholic religion classes are part of the school’s curricula for all students independent of their religion, and Laachraoui would have attended those classes as any other student, Pellegrini said.”

“While the school offers technical studies in fields such as chemistry, and Belgian media say Laachraoui had studied electromechanics, Pellegrini said he did not take such courses in her school, where he only pursued general studies.”

“It is not uncommon for Muslim pupils in Belgium to go to Catholic schools, which can be seen as more conservative or more exclusive than state schools.”

“The Paris attacks’ suspected mastermind, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian killed during a raid in Paris suburb St Denis on Nov. 18, had at 12 won a scholarship to an elite Catholic school.”

It’s time for Catholic schools to stop being politically correct and begin to enforce authentic Catholic curriculum. Catholic schools must not enroll students whose families have no interest in becoming Christians. In my opinion, we need to ask if Catholic schools are simply interested in making a profit from Islamic students. How else can one explain such an Islamic radical to emerge from a “Catholic” school?

Is Pellegrini (the school director) contradicting herself when she says that Laachraoui only pursued “general studies?” Is her school requiring that each and every student pass religion courses on Christianity? What’s the point of a “Catholic” school if it does not require all students to enroll in courses that teach Christianity? But considering the chaotic state of the Catholic Church hierarchy in Rome– why should anyone be surprised about the ambiguity of modernist Catholic education!

And so… this nauseating and bizarre political correctness continues as a disease that Socialists are spreading across Europe– like a deadly virus. The symptoms are evident in the streets of Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Stockholm and others. Innocent Europeans, Americans, as well as individuals from many different countries, are being blown apart or left maimed by savage Islamic extremists– while educators, diplomats and politicians continue their dangerous charade of political correctness. Enough is enough. Americans, take note!

Someone has to say the truth…

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Terrorism against anyone or any group of people is evil

 TERRORISM AGAINST ANYONE OR ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE IS EVIL Copyright © Marielena Montesino de Stuart. All rights reserved.

A very brief and to-the-point commentary

I continue to pray for the innocent victims of so many evil terrorist acts–everywhere, including the Middle East, Europe and in the United States. Terrorism is evil, whether it is carried out by an Islamic or a Christian extremist– or by any other individual, religious, political or corporate entity, against anyone or any group– and this includes the unborn.

Marielena Montesino de Stuart
Friday – July 24, 2015

Someone has to say the truth…

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