Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Islamic State In Jesus's Hometown?

Shira Rubin, Daily Beast: ISIS of Nazareth: Terror Group Arrives in Jesus’s Hometown

The radicalization of Jews and Muslims is squeezing Christians out of the Holy Land—and ISIS’s reported arrival in the biblical city is just the latest sign.

NAZARETH, Israel — At the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, on the site where it is believed the Angel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary she would carry the next messiah, Jesus Christ, both Christian and Muslim residents of the city are reflecting on recent news that the so-called Islamic State has come into their midst.

This month, the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, announced the arrest of five Nazareth residents who, it said, had declared their allegiance to ISIS. They had been training with arms, meeting covertly, and preparing for a jihad on “infidels,” the agency said.

Over the past few years, 40 Arab Israelis, often from marginalized communities, reportedly have crossed the border in order to join the fight in Syria and Iraq.

WNU Editor: As bad as it is today in the Middle East for Christians, one cannot help but feel that  it is going to get worse.


Si-vis-pasen- said...

This is the staff that you don't want to see on the news.I do not think that Isis fighters want to pick up a fight with the I D F.

Don Bacon said...

Probably if I were a Palestinian, upset that a foreign force was taking over my land, without any faction effectively supporting my interests, I would consider announcing my allegiance to the most prominent anti-establishment force I knew of.
So it isn't so much a plus for ISIS as it is a minus for the people who don't care about oppressed populace. (That applies everywhere.)

Fusion said...

I bet they do and will imagine it being a cakewalk. Somehow.

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