Archive for the ‘Middle East’ Category

Christmas greetings from Canon Andrew White

December 25, 2014

For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. — Isaiah 62:1, King James Bible

Canon Andrew White bringing Christmas greetings from Jerusalem.

Andrew White is no longer in Iraq, where he was known as The Vicar of Baghdad, as no longer safe, but the peace and reconciliation work in the Middle East continues.

Gaza flooded

November 30, 2014

As if Gaza had not suffered enough with the destruction by Israel, now facing flooding following two days of heavy rain.

UN has declared a State of Emergency.

Three months on from destruction by Israel, reconstruction has still not begun.

An estimated 100,000 Palestinians remain homeless in Gaza three months after Israel ended its offensive on the Gaza strip.

There are still those who do not believe Climate Change exists.

Top Story in Climate Change Exchange (Sunday 30 November 2014).

Syrian atrocities

November 2, 2014
Syrian boy sleeping between his parents

Syrian boy sleeping between his parents

In Syria, no fake blood, no silly costumes, just everyday reality.

And you think you have had a hard day.

Young Syrian Lenses

September 14, 2014

Documentary Film shot in Aleppo in Syria, between the 30 April and the 9 May 2014.

Activists holed up in Aleppo as seen through a lens.

The life of the media-activists is narrated through daily tragic episodes taking place in free Aleppo, which is under the siege of the brutal Assad regime for the last four years.

The group of young Media-activists from the Halab News Network emerges to be a real brigade of the Syrian Resistance against the Assad regime, they don’t use AK-47, they use cameras and passion.

When we focus on the brutality of ISIS and Assad, we must not forget there are ordinary people trapped between the two.

In fighting ISIS, we do not ally ourselves with Assad, as to do so is to betray the Syrian people.

Orthodox Jews oppose Zionism

August 25, 2014

On the face of it, one would expect Orthodox Jews to support the Zionist State of Israel, but a moment’s reflection see why not. One is about a religion, the other real estate, God reduced to an estate agent.

Orthodox Jews oppose the State of Israel, oppose Zionism and oppose the IDF.


August 25, 2014

The horror of the Israeli destruction of Gaza, relocated to Toronto.

The closest we have in London, is the Blitz.

And still there are Zionist apologists for Israel who try to portray Israel as the victim.

And it will not end until Israel withdraws to its pre-1997 borders, stops occupying Palestinian land, removes the blockade of Gaza, releases all Palestinians detained, stops beating Palestinians, stops destroying their crops.

This Land is Mine

August 17, 2014

Wonderful animation from talented graphic artist and animator Nina Paley that exposes the Zionist lie that God was an estate agent who handed Palestine to the Jews as His Chosen People.

Nina Paley uses a Zionist song as the background to her animation.



If the Jews can lay claim to Palestine, then so too can the Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Turks and the British.

In the chaos in the aftermath of World War Two, European Jews practising terror and ethnic cleansing seized Palestine. Prior to then, Jews, Christians and Arabs lived together in harmony.

The ultimate victor to lay claim to Palestine will be the Angel of Death.

To fully appreciate the animation, please read the description of all the characters by Nina Paley.

Anglican Vicar of Baghdad: “Child I baptised cut in half by ISIS”

August 10, 2014

Warning: This is pretty horrific to read.

Andrew White at St George's

Canon Andrew White at St George’s

The five-year-old son of a founding member of Baghdad’s Anglican church was cut in half during an attack by the Islamic State on the Christian town of Qaraqosh.

In an interview today, an emotional Canon Andrew White told ACNS that he christened the boy several years ago, and that the child’s parents had named the lad Andrew after him.

“I’m almost in tears because I’ve just had somebody in my room whose little child was cut in half,” he said. “I baptised his child in my church in Baghdad2. This little boy, they named him after me – he was called Andrew.”

The fact that Andrew’s brother was named George after St George’s Anglican Church in Iraq’s capital demonstrates the strong ties the family had to the church there. The boy’s father had been a founder member of the church back in 1998 when the Canon had first come to Baghdad. Canon White added, “This man, before he retired north to join his family was the caretaker of the Anglican church.”

Though the move north should have proved safer for the Iraqi Christian family, the Islamic State made sure that it became a place of terror. “This town of Qaraqosh is a Christian village so they knew everybody there was part of their target group,” said Canon White. “They [the Islamic State] attacked the whole of the town. They bombed it, they shot at people.”

The Islamic State group captured Qaraqosh overnight Wednesday/Thursday after the withdrawal of Kurdish forces.

The boy’s family, along with many other townspeople, have now fled to Irbil. However, news reports suggest this may be the Islamic State’s next destination.

Anglicans at the forefront of relief

The violent takeover of parts of Iraq by the Islamic State is threatening to bring about what the UN has said would be a “humanitarian catastrophe” in the beleaguered nation.

Canon Andrew White said that Anglicans there have been working hard to provide a lot of support for the Christians who have fled Mosul and Nineveh to the north, as well as the many other minority groups targeted by the Islamic State.

“Anglicans are literally at the forefront of bringing help in this situation and there’s no-one else,” he said adding that the church is supplying much-needed food, water, accommodation and other relief items thanks to financial contributions from supporters overseas. The church’s activities are led by a Muslim, Dr Sarah Ahmed.

“We need two things: prayer and money. With those two we can do something. Without those we can do nothing.”

Those wanting to donate can do so at As regards prayer, Canon White said, “I have three ‘P’s that I always mention which is for Protection, Provision and Perseverance. We need protection, we need to provide for those people and we need to keep going.”

It’s clear from social media posts on Facebook and Twitter that members of the Anglican Communion right across the world are praying for this situation. Many have also indicated their support for persecuted Christians in Iraq by changing their social media avatars to the Arabic symbol for ‘N’ denoting Nazarene which ISIS has been using to identify Christian homes.

Leaders speak out

In recent days, Anglican leaders from countries including Egypt, Wales, Brazil and South Africa have all expressed their dismay at the situation unfolding in Iraq.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, issued the following statement today on the situation in Iraq, shortly before he travelled from the Philippines to Papua New Guinea.

“The horrific events in Iraq rightly call our attention and sorrow yet again. Christians and other religious minorities are being killed and face terrible suffering.

“What we are seeing in Iraq violates brutally people’s right to freedom of religion and belief, as set out under Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is extremely important that aid efforts are supported and that those who have been displaced are able to find safety. I believe that, like France, the United Kingdom’s doors should be open to refugees, as they have been throughout history.

“The international community must document human rights abuses being committed in northern Iraq so that future prosecutions can take place. It is important and necessary for the international community to challenge the culture of impunity which has allowed these atrocities to take place.

“With the world’s attention on the plight of those in Iraq, we must not forget that this is part of an evil pattern around the world where Christians and other minorities are being killed and persecuted for their faith. Only this week I received an email from a friend in Northern Nigeria about an appalling attack on a village, where Christians were killed because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Such horrific stories have become depressingly familiar in countries around the world, including Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

“We must continue to cry to God for peace and justice and security throughout the world. Those suffering such appalling treatment in Iraq are especially in my prayers at this time.”

Other Christian leaders have also spoken up about the situation in Iraq including Roman Catholics, who, in England and Wales, have designated Sunday, 9 August, as a Day of Prayer for Christians in Iraq. The Syrian Orthodox Patriarch yesterday wrote to the UN, following an emergency meeting of Patriarchs, calling on the UN Security Council to “fulfil their responsibilities in stopping this genocide”.


1. The brutal, extremist group, which claims to have fighters from across the world, announced the creation of a “caliphate” – an Islamic state – across its claimed territory in Iraq and Syria a month ago. Learn more at

2. Baghdad is part of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf which is part of The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, a Member Church of the Anglican Communion.

Originally published by Anglican Communion News Service.

A common cry of Christians not only in Iraq, but across the Middle East, is why has the West forgotten us. That cry could be particularly aimed at churches.

The last few days, the atrocities committed by ISIS, appears to have woken the world up. That documented by Canon Andrew White merely the tip of a very horrific nightmare.

I was shocked when I saw the Kurds withdraw, as they are the only ways capable of taking on ISIS.

At least US, UK, and France had finally decided to act, with both military action against ISIS and humanitarian aid to those most in need.

The Kurds urgently need heavy weapons, ammunition.

The West should have intervened after the First Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was defeated, but the West allowed him to regain control.

With the second Gulf War, the West destabilised the country.

Al Maliki is a disaster as Prime Minister and must be removed.

The atrocities being committed by Israel in Gaza, has led directly to support for ISIS. ISIS has already mounted incursion into Lebanon.

If Israel defeats Hamas, into that void will step ISIS.

In London, Islamist supporters of ISIS, now control a London estate, with the ISIS flag flying over the entrance. Islamists from UK and France are fighting with ISIS. Now UK and France have mounted military attacks on ISIS, we can expect those Islamists if they return, to carry out terrorist attacks in UK and France.

It is wrong, as the media does, to refer to ISIS as a terrorist organisation. They are an insurgency that carries out terrorist atrocities.

We demand that International Criminal Court charges Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel for War Crimes against Humanity

July 31, 2014

An open letter to Song Sang-Hyun, President of International Criminal Court.

Israel war crimes

Israel war crimes

We the citizens of the world demand that Benjamin Netanyahu as person and Israel as the apartheid state is put on trial along with all the evidences that prove it to be a country responsible for terrible war crimes against humanity and people of Palestine in general.

Why should Israel be put on trial?

1. At the time of writing this, Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for killing over 1000 civilians. Many of those are children, women and people with absolutely no affiliation with any group of any sort. They have been wiped off the map as if they were totally insignificant people with no right to live.

2. Israel has been bombing public places, schools, family homes, religious places and has sunk to the lowest level and recently attacked children hospitals.

3. They used White Phosphorus in 2009 and have used it again in 2014. They air-burst white phosphorus in 155mm artillery shells in and near populated areas. Each air-burst shell spreads 116 burning white phosphorus wedges in a radius extending up to 125 meters from the blast point. White phosphorus ignites and burns on contact with oxygen, and continues burning at up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit (816 degrees Celsius) until nothing is left or the oxygen supply is cut. When white phosphorus comes into contact with skin it creates intense and persistent burns.

4. The establishment of settlements by an occupying power in occupied territory violates international humanitarian law which is the body of law governing situations of armed conflict and military occupation. Yet Israel is expanding it’s settlements and will obviously take over the Gaza area as no Palestinian will come back since they have no place to call home.

5. Israel’s apartheid setup where they have check-posts, blockades, and have taken every right from the Palestinians so they can’t even breath without having an Israeli soldier on their back. This has to stop and it’s nothing less than being a perfect definition of an apartheid settler state.

We demand that Israel is put on trial for war-crimes and Benjamin Netanyahu is held responsible for the deaths of all innocent people of Palestine along with being the reason for thousands of families being destroyed mentally and physically to the extent that they will never recover again.

Mr. President, if you are unable to do this based on other evidence that you can get from Human Rights Watch, UN, journalists, and doctors in Gaza, I feel you are letting down billions of people worldwide by letting a criminal get away with it.

Those who have seen the suffering of the people of Gaza, the atrocities committed by Israel under the guise of self-defence, have been shocked and appalled. If you count yourself as one of this number, then please sign this open letter to the President of International Criminal Court.

The US has condemned Israel for its atrocities, but at the same time, is re-supplying Israel with munitions to enable the slaughter and devastation to continue.

Amnesty International has called for a halt to arms supplies to Israel. Please sign their petition.

The US is pouring $3 billion dollars of military aid into Israel every year.

There is much individuals can do. Support the international boycott of all Israeli goods.

BBC coverage, has to say the least, been disgraceful. Please sign the petition to the BBC Trust calling for a debate on the BBC biassed coverage.

Apologists for Israel sink to new lows with the demand for an apology from UNRWA.

But probably none sinks as low as Melanie Phillips or Fox TV (part of the Evil Murdoch Empire) or Israelis chanting “There’s no school in Gaza, there are no more kids left”. The video concludes with the crowd chanting “Gaza is a cemetery”

Nightly entertainment for Israelis, is to sit on the hills overlooking Gaza and cheer the slaughter.

Gangs of marauding Israelis have been setting upon Arabs and beating them.

In the West, there has been a small rise in anti-Semitism. The Jews have the solution in their own hands. Stop supporting Israel, speak out against the atrocities committed by the Israelis. Exactly the same advice given to Muslims, speak out against the Islamists.

When Jews have joined anti-Israel protests, they have been made welcome.

When on one protest a Zionist attacked a Jew for protesting against Israel, he informed her he had survived a concentration camp. Her response was to tell him he should have died there.

Back-bench Tory MPs have called for a change in policy in the way the UK deals with Israel.

The State of Israel was founded by terrorists, on land belonging to Palestinians. They would attack villages, massacre everyone, to spread fear and cause people to flee their homes. Their intention was to divide the British Mandate between themselves and Jordan, to eliminate the Palestinians. The slaughter, the terrorism, the ethnic cleansing, the genocide, continues.

It was, as always the case, Israel that started the current conflict. When three Israelis were killed, Israel targeted Hamas, Hamas responded with rocket fire.



Gaza is an open air prison, access controlled by Israel, the people kept at starvation level.

A 72-hour ceasefire, starting 8am local time, has been announced by the UN.

Israeli propaganda and mainstream media bias

July 27, 2014

This little cartoon produced by Zionists and Judeo-Fascists could be a caricature of coverage of Gaza by the BBC, Israel under threat from Palestinians, forced to fight back, but condemned by world opinion.


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