(Tea Party 247) – Christian persecution is surging all around the world. Americans really have no idea just how lucky we are to live in this great nation where we still have the right to religious freedom without the fear of persecution. Brave Christians all around the world risk their very lives just to be able to worship Jesus Christ. A Christmas Eve service in the Southern Philippines came to an abrupt end when a bomb went off, injuring 22 people.
Agenzia Fides reports:
Terrorist violence has bloodied the Southern Philippines on Christmas eve: yesterday, on the evening of December 22, during Sunday Mass, a bomb exploded outside Cotabato Cathedral, a city on the island of Mindanao in the south of the Philippines.
22 people were injured in the explosion. Among them there were 12 soldiers who were employed in the patrol of the church, one of the security measures adopted during the Christmas holidays.
A second bomb attack occurred a short distance away, injuring a passer-by.
“It is a cowardly act on the eve of the Christmas celebrations. The Church strongly condemns these attacks on people and churches”, reports Father Zaldy Robles, a Catholic priest serving in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Cotabato, to Agenzia Fides.
Father Robles tells Fides that the explosion occurred when Sunday mass was underway; people, in a panic, took refuge in the church. Despite the climate of tension and fear, church leaders urged the local population “not to be afraid to celebrate Christmas with joy and courage”.
In another province, Maguindanao, a bomb was detonated in the city of Upi, injuring two people. A bomb was then dropped at a local police station but did not explode. The army and police have stepped up their investigations to look for the perpetrators of these serial explosions. “Security measures have been strengthened”, said the mayor of Cotabato, Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi.
According to Major Arvin Encinas, spokesman for the Western Army Command in Mindanao, terrorist groups such as the “Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters” (BIFF) or linked to the self-styled “Islamic State” (Isis) may be behind the attacks….
All around the world, Islamic terrorists are diligently working to murder Christians every day. This should serve as a solemn reminder to every single American the reason it’s so important to resist and fight against any attempt to steal our religious liberty and freedom. We have no idea what it’s like to live in fear of being attacked by Islamic terrorists yet millions of Christians live like that every day in various parts of the world.
Christians are being martyred around the world and we continue to live our isolated, comfortable lives here in America with no appreciation for it. The left continues to protect and run defense for Islam, calling it the “religion of peace” while completely ignoring just how hateful and violent Muslims are.
We cannot just sit back and let the left open the floodgates and allow Muslims to pour into our country like Europe has done. Just look how that’s worked out for them. Europe will soon see terror attacks just like the one that happened in the Philippines on Christmas Eve. Islam is a violent infection on the world and it will continue to be until the West is willing to stand up and call it out for what it is.