Monday, January 30, 2017

Muslims Killed, Mosque Burned

The first deaths in the wake of dt's anti-Muslim presidential rhetoric took place Sunday evening.

Six men at evening worship in a mosque in Montreal were shot and killed, and others were wounded.

Meanwhile, a mosque was burned in southeast Texas on Saturday.

Thank goodness, efforts are underway to help members of the mosque rebuild.

But no one can bring back these six men.  Let us pray for their families.

dt bears some responsibility for these deaths and the fire.  

Others pulled the trigger and lit the match, but his words and actions during his first week in office raised fears and angers against Muslims.

May peace return to our hearts and lives. Inshallah!

God help us.  

Jesus said, "Just as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did it to me."  Matthew 25:40.

Pope Francis said the following in October, 2016--not in regard to the Trump executive order banning refugees and Muslims, but certainly relevant:

Pope Francis condemned President Trump while addressing a crowd of German Catholics and Lutherans [in October 2016]:
“The contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.”
“This is not something I’ve read in books, but I see in the newspapers and on television every day.”
“The sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy, which is precisely what is happening when someone claims to be a Christian but does not live according to the teaching of Christ. You cannot be a Christian without living like a Christian,”
“You cannot be a Christian without practicing the Beatitudes. You cannot be a Christian without doing what Jesus teaches us in Matthew 25.”
“It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help.”
Thanks to my daughter Marie for sending me this quotation.

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