Saturday, January 01, 2011

Christians target of Muslim extremists

Christians around the world are facing a serious threat from Muslim extremists. On Saturday, members of al-Qaeda killed 21 Coptic Christian worshipers in Alexandria, Egypt. That's twenty one innocent civilians who were doing nothing but praying.

Just last week, on Christmas eve, Muslim extremists killed 31 innocent worshipers in the Nigerian city of Jos. Week after week, these extremists are targeting innocent Christians.

How can these spineless terrorists target peaceful churchgoers? How can they possibly view this as an act motivated by God? What warped view of God must they have? They will kill men, women, and children. In November, a group with ties to Al Qaeda declared that any Christian in the Middle East is a legitimate target of violence.

Pope Benedict has fearlessly spoken out against these attacks and said we must deplore this violence and that we must not be reduced to worry and fear. These people who are killed in these attacks are true martyrs. They gave their life to God while worshiping him when he makes himself most present.

These attacks are motivated by false religious teachers who tell their followers that it is God's will to kill Christians, even innocent ones. The only way to truly erase a poisonous ideology like this one is to present people with the Truth of the Gospel. Many people scoff at evangelization, but it is more important now than ever. If everyone came to love the Good News of Jesus, this violence would end. Jesus told us he is the way, the truth, and the life. Who are we to keep this to ourselves?


  1. God bless the families and loved ones of all these new Christian Saints (Martyrs) and gives them peace in this painful time.Terrorism MUST STOP ! muslims and christians have lived in relative peace side by side.This attack was horrible and I condemn it. I hope the people who did this attack are found and get punished.

  2. It always seems from Church History that the Church eventually overcomes all persecutors.

  3. Fuck all those Muslims extremists, we should do something about them!@

  4. You're right Athanasius, we have to just trust in God, because Jesus says the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church.