Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas festivities in Gaza a taboo

"Since the Palestinian Authority left the Gaza Strip, festive celebrations and displays of crucifixes have become taboo.

Christians in Gaza say they face intimidation and arrest over Christmas celebrations since Hamas took charge in 2007.

...Of the 1.5 million Palestinians now living in the Gaza Strip, fewer than 1,400 are Christian and those who can are leaving. The church hopes reconciliation will bring them back.

There hasn't been a Christmas tree in Gaza City's main square since Hamas pushed the Palestinian Authority out of Gaza in 2007 and Christmas is no longer a public holiday."

I wonder if Hamas is violating the Qur'an by doing this. According to the Qur'an, Muslims must respect Christians.

Merry Christmas!

Thanks Bruno for sharing.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Pure Propaganda

Iraqi Mojo said...

Is it not true that Hamas discourages Christmas celebrations?

Hey at least Hamas doesn't bomb churches on Christmas.

"Islamist militants set off bombs across in Nigeria on Christmas Day - three targeting churches including one that killed at least 27 people - raising fears that they are trying to ignite sectarian civil war."

Anonymous said...

Come on,Anonymous,9:59."Pure propaganda"
Is that all you got ? Better get busy !There's lots of other "Pure propaganda" about violent persecution of minority faiths by Moslems ;happens all the time;haven't you heard ?
And knowing this explains why the Jews need their own little country with a BIG wall to keep out the Haters.Your bitter taste of Israel's existence is the fruit of Moslem intolerance.
bushtheliberator

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Bush the Liberator

Would you feel bitter if your land was stolen from you, you were kicked out of your home, your livelihood destroyed, your people murdered, and your future being destroyed before your very eyes?

Enough said