October 21, 2011, - 3:00 pm
It’s important to note that there were Christian terrorists for Islam involved in this week’s HAMAS terrorist trade for Gilad Shalit. And as one Christian Fatah murderer was set free, another was captured planning an attack in Jerusalem.
And that’s why, as I’ve noted before, I don’t shed any tears for the Copts being attacked by Muslims in Egypt. They and their religious leader, Pope Shenouda III, are, in many cases, even more anti-Semitic than their Muslim countrymen in Egypt, and they’re big supporters of HAMAS, as lead by their pope. And so it goes with the Greek Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Churches in Israel. Their religious leaders, including Jerusalem Greek Orthodox Church spokesman Atallah (a/k/a Theodosios) Hanna, frequently and openly attack Jews and call on congregants to support HAMAS. Just as the many Islamic terrorists–and one Christian pan-Muslim terrorist among them–were released, this week, Israelis captured Dmitri Dalyani a/k/a Dmitri Diliani a/k/a Dimitri Diliani, a Palestinian Orthodox Christian and a Fatah terrorist, in Jerusalem. Dalyani is part of the Fatah Revolutionary Council. Fatah claimed Dalyani was “protecting” Jerusalem and its holy sites. Ah, a not-so-new euphemism for terrorism: “protecting.” And despite the fact that he’s suspected in terrorist attacks, Palestinian Christians backed him and threatened more anti-Israel terrorism a/k/a “Christian resistance”:
Christian groups in Jerusalem condemned the arrest of Dalyani, describing it as “a barbarous operation” and said it would only increase the strength of Christian resistance in Jerusalem.
And that brings us to Christian “Chris” Al-Bandak, one of the murderous Fatah terrorists released in the trade for Gilad Shalit. Like, Dalyani a/k/a Diliani, Bandak is an Eastern Orthodox Christian and a cold-blooded killer. He was arrested at the Church of the Nativity after he killed at least two Israelis and seriously wounded a third in 2002. He is a member of the Fatah Tanzim, arguably the most brutal and deadly segment of the Fatah terrorist group. In 2003, he received four life sentences from an Israeli court. And, now, he is free, and using his freedom from justice to invoke Christianity in his attacks on Jews and Israel in interviews with the Muslim media. Remember that HAMAS, not Fatah, fought for his release. He’s one of them. But same difference, anyway.
I’m not surprised by any of this, and as you know, I’ve repeatedly warned on this site about the Christian element of the Islamic terrorism movements in the Middle East. Sadly, most people are oblivious to it or choose to ignore and deny it. So, I wasn’t surprised when I wrote about Mosab Yousef, the “Son of HAMAS,” and his vehemently anti-Israel Christian missionary co-author and handler, Ron Brackin, whom I personally know and who repeatedly attacked Israel on a phone call with me.
Yes, there are many–far too many–Christians in the Middle East (and America) who not only side with Islamic terrorists, but take part in their murderous, deadly attacks. While it’s true that the main aggressors are Islam and Muslims, the fact remains that throughout Middle East history, the Christian populations–now, themselves, under attack and in danger of extinction–eagerly sided with Muslims against the Jews. And that isn’t just a relic of the past.
It’s a very real fact of the present to which Christians worldwide must own up.
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