Taki’s Christmas message

Taki Theodoracopulos is a Greek. Like all his countrymen, he is very aware of the horrors in the lands to the East, and of the pernicious political ideology that prevents them from being civilised to one another or to anyone else. And he is not inclined to hold back from pointing out how appalling these people are to Christians.

Turkey and Saudi Arabia – fuggedaboutit where Christians are concerned. What I don’t understand is how we—Americans and Europeans—can sit comfortably in our ivory towers and dispense wealth to these crappy countries while their leaders and religious fanatics persecute people who believe in our Lord Jesus. Once upon a time Saudi Arabia’s Mecca and Medina had a thriving Christian and Jewish population. But centuries ago, when a single gunboat could have forced the camel drivers to lick our boots and keep licking them until the last Jew or Christian was safe, they were finished off. In Lebanon, the West’s hypocrisy is even more blatant. A Christian majority is so threatened by Sunni (read Saudi) fanatics, some Christians are reaching out to Hezbollah’s Shia in a desperate hunt for allies.

Tolerance in Islam is unthinkable. Just count the Christian churches in Saudi Arabia. Jihad is Islam, nothing more nothing less. The Saudi rulers fund terrorism in order to be allowed to keep drinking whiskey behind the walls of their palaces…
Just think of Jesus. He descended among men to show them what their true nature was. He wanted to be a model of a man, what we should strive for. His father made men free in order for them to be willing followers, not fearful slaves. Now think of Allah—or better, don’t. Consider his followers: intolerant and fanatical. A proselytizing Muslim preacher cannot teach why one must obey Allah since any claim of understanding him is a sacrilege. He can only demand blind obedience. And Muslims have been killing and enslaving Christians since the days of Mohammed. Syria and Palestine in 633, Egypt by 642, Greece and Serbia in the 1300s, Constantinople in 1453, and now more than ever in the land of the Bible.