Time's Up - Religious Inspired Terrorism
Global peace and security have eluded the world mankind even after the conclusion of WWII. When the United Nations was founded in 1945, shortly after that war, the United States, Britain, and global allies sought to give their power and support to the United Nations, formerly known as the League of Nations, to ensure the pursuit of global peace and security. However, despite international efforts, treaties, and countless resolutions and articles adopted and established by the United Nations, their overall objective has yet to be achieved and there is one underlying issue that stands in their way.
Perhaps it's because the United States, Britain, and global leaders have had such a strong relationship with the key perpetrators, is the reason why they have been allowed to engage in acts of terrorism globally without any real fear or danger of reprisal. In fact, the perpetrators speak so eloquently and provide support emotionally to world leaders and the United Nations, that their acts of global terrorism have been ignored and swept under the rug all to the demise of the human race.
With increased international violence, economic instability and the global dissatisfaction with world leaders, it's becoming increasingly important for world leaders to review their relationship with THE perpetrators and make quick fixes to secure the prosperity and firmness of their sovereignty. To not do so NOW may lead to global chaos. Something at one time not even imaginable, but in today's COVID-19, terrorism and violence climate, world leader know how very real that danger is.
So, who are these perpetrators who proudly stand in the way of international peace and security and who have secured strong relationships with presidents, kings and the United Nations? Who has amasses such global support that their acts of terrorism all altogether ignored by world leaders? Who has outraged humanity and are on the verge of starting international rioting and quite literally the end of the world?
Mainstream religious organizations.
In the 2020 documentary , "Religions Organized For Terror," produced by Joseph Studios, they outline acts of global terrorism including genocide, rape and murder, that have been instigated by mainstream religious organizations. In addition to providing details on how mainstream religious organizations stand in the way of international peace and security, the documentary outlines key ways the United States, Great Britain and the United Nations must act NOW to protect the global interest of the United States, Britain and global allies in the pursuit of global peace and security.
Religions Organized For Terror Summary
Since World War I, mankind has been pledged by an ongoing assault of evil, resulting in the loss of millions of lives. Countless innocent children, women and men have endured terrorism, genocide, war, sexual abuse and the like, causing them to cry out in pain and demand that their leaders and government rulers do something to end their suffering.
However, despite the government's best efforts, whether democracy, monarchy, republic, communism or dictatorship, all have failed to provide their subjects with lasting peace and security.
So why has the pursuit of peace and security eluded the world as a whole?
There is one common thread that is responsible for some of the most heinous atrocities known to men, and have co-existed in every government around the world.
Mainstream Religious Organizations
Yes, Mainstream religions has are guilty of global terrorist acts, genocide, war and unchecked sexual abuse and exploitation of children around the world.
Therefore, we are putting Mainstream Religions Organizations on trial.
As we present the facts to you, our audience, our jury, you will for a certainty agree that mainstream religious organizations are guilty of the charges of terrorist crimes against humanity, including, war, genocide, hate and the sexual abuse and exploitation of our women and children internationally.
You will see the necessity of eliminating mainstream religious organizations as a whole in the interest of international peace, security, global progress and the survival of the human race.
RELIGION AND SEXUAL ABUSE
According to statistics, over 30 million children are sexually abused each year. If we factor into the equation that over 60 % of children never disclose abuse, the real number is likely significantly higher.
Till this day, no mainstream religious organization has disclosed the number of reported sexual abuse allegations in their entirety, leaving experts to only guess. By one estimate, main stream religions globally have been responsible for the sexual abuse of some 500 million children in the last 100 years.
While it is true that sexual abuse is a global problem, those who have set themselves up as supposed spiritual and moral guides should have leaders who are exemplary in protecting the innocence of our youths. And, they should have established policies in place to prevent the infestation of predators among their leaders. Not only have they failed to do that, they have robbed millions of children of innocence and no amount of confessions will atone for their immoral debauchery.
SEXUAL ABUSE - CATHOLIC CHURCH
Cases of sexual abuse by Catholic Church Priest have been reported all over the world, including Kenya, Japan, India, Australia, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Scotland, Whales, Canada, El Salvador, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chili, Peru. Even the Vatican!
Sexual assault, exploitation and human trafficking of women and children and the refusal to implement policies designed to prevent an infestation of predators among their leaders have been observed in all mainstream Christian organizations. In addition, Buddhist, Hindi, Jewish, and Islamic temples. You are about to hear of confirmed reports of child sexual assault that are both disturbing and hard to listen to. Reader discretion is advised. And while you read these reports, ask yourself. Are these the spiritual leaders I want teaching my family? Judge for yourself!
SEXUAL ABUSE - BUDDHISM
The Denver Post reported Boulder-born Buddhist who were engaged in various heinous acts including child rape. Allegations were 1st brought to light by Buddhist Project Sunshine. A 57-page report compiled by the organization known as An Olive Branch, shared the experience of one 15-year-old girl.
“I want to draw attention in particular to two individuals whose actions I find particularly egregious. I will name them because I want others to be protected from them. The first one is, who groomed me and molested me when I was 15 years old. This occurred at, during an assembly program. He convinced me to spend the night with him and his tent and molested me while his eleven-year-old son was in the same bed next to us. He tried to have intercourse with me but stopped because I started screaming. Everybody knew what was going on, but no one did anything, he wasn't even asked to leave The Center. Later I had therapy with a therapist who was a Shambhalian. It was a dual relationship. I realize that now. She knew about Him. So many people knew. She had witnessed it. It was normalized in the culture. I know of other women who were taken advantage of as teenagers.”
- 15 year old victim
Time Magazine shared one experience of a 12-year-old girl who stated that one Monk forced her and three others to massage him nearly every night for several months when she lived in the monastery. The Monk sent all children home except for one, Aye Chan May, who was soon brutally raped by the monk.
The Times report continues: "Myanmar law does not explicitly allow differential treatment for monks, but when a monk is accused of criminal misconduct, police begin the investigative process with considerable restraint. In most cases, they contact the regional branch of Myanmar’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture (MORAC) for advice on how to proceed. The ministry may then notify the local clerical body. This is where police involvement often ends.
According to Buddhist Door Global, in Thailand, a Buddhist Monk kidnapped a 13-year-old novice Monk, forcing him to perform messages and oral sex. And intimidated him to comply by stating he possessed a firearm.
According to Bangkok Post veteran Thai Journalist, Sanitsuda Ekachai, reports of sexual misconduct among Thailand’s Buddhist monastics have become so frequent as to be almost commonplace. Adding that temples are a breeding ground for abuse and could no longer be considered safe sanctuaries of spiritual refuge for the nation’s children.
SEXUAL ABUSE - HINDUISM
A Hindu temple priest in Spain’s Mallorca was arrested after reports of him sexually assaulting a 12-year-girl in a private room of the temple while her family prayed.
Hindu temples in India are also known for grooming jogni or temple slaves, as young as 5-years-old, who are dedicated to a temple God. In time, temple slaves are approached by village men and forced to have sex with them. Usually, men from higher cast, who are deemed untouchable by the laws of the land. As such, Hindu temples are a breeding ground for child sexual exploitation, sexual assault and human trafficking.
In Prostitutes of god, An article published in the Independent on Sep 10, 2010 by Matilda Battersby, it stated, "Some girls are dedicated to the goddess at age two or three. They won’t actually enter into sex work until they reach puberty at around twelve. The girls most at risk of being dedicated will have grown up in very matriarchal Devadasi communities. There aren’t any men. They don’t have fathers. So there probably is some understanding from a young age that they’re not from traditional families, they don’t have husbands."
The article continues, "the girls probably won’t have a real understanding of the sex work element until what they call their ‘first night’. This is when their virginity is sold to a local man, normally the highest bidder. He might be a local farmer, landowner or businessman. Some of them say, “I was dedicated to the goddess, but I didn’t know this was what was expected.”
Battersby adds “When I first went to India I thought some of the women might consider it a kind of honor to be a Devadasi, because it is an act of religious devotion. Sexuality and divinity are very closely entwined in the Hindu faith. Religion is closely linked to sexuality and beauty. But I think there’s very little religious link left now. Most of the women that we spoke to don’t even pay any heed to the traditional religious practices of the goddess. They see it as a business."
"HIV is very prevalent in the community. Our translator, who works very closely with these communities, describes HIV as being like plucking a bunch of grapes. As soon as a woman is infected then her whole family becomes infected. Every man she sleeps with then becomes infected. Then the men pass it onto their wives. It’s very difficult to measure the disease’s prevalence because many don’t understand what they've got."
SEXUAL ABUSE - ORTHODOX JUDAISM
The Jewish Orthodox community has not been spared from pedophile religious leaders either. A Brooklyn Yeshiva teacher named Yehuda Kolko, who had victims spanning decades that prompted an inquiry by a religious court in the 1980s, where he was pronounced innocent by Rabbi Chaim Scheinbert.
He pleaded guilty over 20-years later, and by one estimate had victimized over 200 children during his career as a Rabi.
According to multiple confirmed reports, Scheinbert intimidated and threatened witnesses as did Yeshiva University's Rabbi Modechai Willig.
Clearly, we are dealing with a religious organization where child sexual assault is not only accepted but predators are protected and victims are silenced by synagogue leaders.
It is most reprehensible and unforgivable.
SEXUAL ABUSE - ISLAM
When it comes to the Islamic faith, sexual assault is widely reported and protected by Muslim faith leaders during Hajj, a ritual pilgrimage to the city of Mecca attended by over 2 million Muslims every year.
It’s a pilgrimage that by far is considered one of the most important acts of faith. To visit the Kaabah or Sacred Mosque, believed to be the holiest shrine of the Islamic faith, it a dream come true for many Muslims, but it has become a breeding ground for sexual assault left unchecked and unpunished by Muslim leaders.
An article published by the University of Southern California reports that hundreds of women have reported being sexually assaulted during their visit to Mecca. Assaults that include being grabbed by the buttocks, having men's erections placed on their backs and having their breast fondled.
Many of them sharing their stories on Twitter using the hashtag #MosqueToo
Reports confirm that even guards participate in the assaults.
One 13-year-old girl visiting the Mosque shared her experience.
"As a Muslim adolescent, I was filled with awe and excitement to be in the spiritual center of my faith. I was covered from head to toe, walking with my gaze to the floor, reciting the Quran as I left the Mosque, when I was accosted by a man who grabbed my developing breasts. At first, I shrugged off the assault as an accident—my young mind could not believe that someone would commit a sin so grave in the holiest shrine of my faith. The man must have thought I was an easy target, because the next time we crossed paths, he did it again. As I saw him coming at me for a third time, I yelled Haram! (Arabic for forbidden) before he was able to touch me. I was immediately hushed and chastised by a Saudi policeman for raising my voice in the Sacred Mosque. My aunt realized what had occurred and enfolded me in her arms and ushered me out of the Mosque and shook with fear and anger. This incident, etched into my mind, stripped me of my innocence."
Sexual Harassment laws by Saudi Arabia appear to have little impact, while religious leaders of Mosque seem to have a no tell policy that serves to protected pedophiles and sexual assault perpetrators.
Other women describe the complicity of Saudi guards and policemen in silencing women who report harassment.
The situation unfortunately is not isolated. Reports of Islamic preachers accused of sexual assault is growing around the world.
BBC News reported on March of 2020, an Islamic preacher named Khandaker Rahman, was sent to trial for the reported rape of a 15-year-old girl who attended his mosque.
Prosecutor John Hipkin recounted the incidents, saying:
"The girl asked if she could leave early and he agreed if she helped him move some books from the library upstairs.
"On the way there he pushed her into a washroom and she fell onto the floor, banging her head.
"The next thing she remembers is Rahman on top of her."
The court heard the girl fled the mosque with her younger brother and got into her father's car which was parked outside.
In, 2011 a Muslim cleric was convicted for rape and sexually assaulted two boys at a mosque in the UK.
According to the BBC report and court documents, one of the boys felt that his rapist Mohammed Hanif Khan, was as important as the queen.
After coming forward, the young boys was ridiculed and shunned by the Muslim community.
One of the boys was often singled out by Khan after evening prayers.
The boy told Nottingham Crown Court he was attacked in a classroom at the mosque in 2009.
He told the court he had been attending an hour-long evening class at the mosque, as he usually did on weekdays, and that he was attacked by Mr Khan in a private room on 16 October, 2009.
The other boy was assaulted when he was an overnight guest at Khan's house, the jury heard.
Following the verdict the family of one of Khan's victims said the boy isolated himself from friends and family and even wanted to end his life.
These accounts highlight the absolute failure of Mosques around the world to provide a safe haven for women and children. Muslim leaders have failed to implement reform reporting policies and to this day, it's estimated that hundreds of thousands of women and children are in immediate danger from sexual assault and rape by those who claim to be in a moral compass for their faith.
The reality is that all organizations, educational, governmental and the like have reports of child sexual abuse among leading member.
However, many of those organizations do have policies in place that protect predators, but mainstream religious organization leaders and their policies put youths at risk after a report has been made or intimidate victims to silence them into submission.
Mainstream church & religious leaders the world over have failed our women and children. Thousands of children have become victims or rape, sexual assault, child marriage, sexual mutilation and human trafficking as a result of church negligence and outright defiance of local and international laws. All of which has been long documented by law entities, journalists, survivors, and former church leaders who were brave enough to speak out against their established religious order.
Were you not outraged when you learned of the sexual assault of an innocent 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy who trusted Monk leaders to train them and guide them in the way of religious service, only to be tortured, abused and ignored by local law officers who simply sweep thousands of accusations against Buddhist monks under the rug, creating a breeding ground for monk pedophiles?
Did you become heated with anger when you discovered that for decades, Orthodox Jewish leaders protected Brooklyn Yeshiva teacher named Yehuda Kolko, allowing him to victimize over 200 children over the span of decades. And that was just the case with one teacher. Can you imagine how many other children who are now adults must have been impacted by the synagogues outright refusal to protect it’s youths and it’s community? Sickening!
Can your heart really remain silent after you discovered that what’s considered to be the most holy place for Muslims instead is a protected torture chamber for countless, innocent women and children who only sought to draw close to their God but instead were sexual assaulted, accosted and raped in the process by men who deny their own faith?
And Hindi temples, widely known for their role in child sexual exploitation, rape and human trafficking, while local authorities shamefully look the other way.
Our children are being fed to the wolves of organized religious piety pretense, and the world just watches in silence.
Will the United States, Great Britain and the United Nations really remain silent or will they lead the way in clearing the earth and their communities of such toxic organizations that hide behind the name of religion to carry out their acts of sexual assault and abuse of women and children?
Will we continue to support the victimization, sexual assault and rape of our children by religious leaders simply because were told to?
Because parents and grandparents ignored it?
When will we stand up to these religious organizations and leaders and say enough is enough?
Some 30-100,000 million children are sexually assaulted each year. Churches have led the people into a state of chaos and hopelessness through their refusal to protect children under their supposed spiritual care, instead protecting church leaders who continue to victimize women and children without enough interference or correction from government leaders from around the world.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
RELIGION AND WAR, GENOCIDE & TERRORISM
The spike in religious violence is global and affects virtually every religious group. A 2018 Minority Rights Group report indicates that mass killings and other atrocities are increasing in countries both affected and not affected by war alike. While bloody encounters were recorded in over 50 countries, most reported lethal incidents involving minorities were concentrated in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Hostilities against Muslims and Jews also increased across Europe, as did threats against Hindus in more than 18 countries. Making matters worse, 55 of the world’s 198 countries imposed heightened restrictions on religions, especially Egypt, Russia, India, Indonesia and Turkey.
According to a PEW Research article published by KATAYOUN KISHI in 2018, Islamic extremists were waging global jihad and power struggles between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Middle East to the persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar. The outbreaks of violence between Christians and Muslims across Africa. According to Pew, more than a quarter of the world's countries experienced a high incidence of hostilities motivated by religious hatred, mob violence related to religion, terrorism, and harassment of women for violating religious codes.
As far back as the 1930, a pamphlet published by the Rationalist Press Association included this quote from historian Bertrand Russell, to which he stated:
Religion prevents our children from having a rational education; religion prevents us from removing the fundamental causes of war; religion prevents us from teaching the ethic of scientific co-operation in place of the old fierce doctrines of sin and punishment. It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will first be necessary to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
WAR, GENOCIDE & TERRORISM - CHRISTENDOM
It has become a well established fact in modern history that wars, genocide and terrorism have been backed, supported and carried out by both the religiously devout and the religious extremist.
To be noted, when you hear the term Religious War during this heart wrenching part of the article, it refers to wars that have a religious goal, claims a spiritual reward for violence and is authorized and condoned by a religious leader.
Perhaps the most globally recognized “Religious War” of the 20th century was carried about by the Nazi Germany party in corporation with the Vatican Church.
It should be interesting to note that the legitimate authority or a holy war is not the government of a state, but the Church.
As with the case of the 3 Rich, the Nazi party engaged in crimes against religious minorities including Jews, Gyps and Jehovah’ Witnesses, resulted in the estimated death of some 6 million were both instigated and supported by the Vatican during it’s beginnings.
As documented in the The Catholic Church And Nazi Germany By Guenter Lewy, the Nazi-Nationalist coloration came into power on March 5, 1933, winning 52% of the votes and on March 13th, the Priest Pius XI, Cardinal Faulhaber publicly praised Chancellor Adolf Hitler for the stand he had taken against communism.
Prior to this, the Holy See had been working to establish a Concordat between them and Germany that involved maintaining control over religious schooling, assets and the like. Negotiation had failed in the past due to the former German party being predominantly non-catholic. However, with the rise of Hitler, the Holy See saw a new opportunity for negotiations and were willing to implement new strategies to obtain them.
The Vatican's use of the Hitler regime had immediate policy advantage, when a law announced on Feb 27th recognized seven Catholic feast days as LEGAL holidays.
For that reason, although having placed limits on the Nazi Party under the old regime, the Vatican made a momentous reversal. And on March 24th, the Catholic church hastily removed restrictions placed on the Nazi Party in a letter written by Cardinal Bertram that addressed members of the Fulda Bishop's Conference."
The Vatican approved Bishop Bertram's stance on removing prohibitions formerly placed on the Nazi Party and welcoming them into the church.
Hitler saw this as a great diplomatic opportunity to establish a strong relationship with Rome and worked to establish a Concordat.
The Vatican now saw a unique opportunity to use the Nazi political power to carry out own religious agenda, and were willing to implement and support the extermination of the religious minority to achieve their religious ends. Leading many to see that what is noted in history as one of the greatest atrocities of the century was in fact instigated, supported and facilitated by one of the most powerful religious organizations of the world.
And, with the backing of the Vatican, there was now nothing to stand in Hitler's way to gain world domination by employing Vatican supported and inspired tactics to exterminate any religious opposition or entity standing in its way.
At the meeting of the Bavarian Council of Ministers on April 24th,1933, the Premier was able to report that Cardinal Faulhaber had issued an order to the clergy to support the new regime in which he (Faulhaber) had confidence.
A declaration of the Catholic teachers organization, published on April 1, encouraged its members to participate in building the new order and to be helper and friend to the nationalist movement.
When German ministers Papen and Goring of the Nazi party visited the Vatican on April 10, they were received with great honor.
The Catholic Allgemeine Rundschau concluded "The bishops cannot fight where Rome concludes peace. "
When Jehovah’s Witnesses were suppressed in Bavaria on April 13th, the Church, on assignment from Hitler's Ministry of Education, reported any members seen or thought to be still practicing the new forbidden faith.
As Hitler fulfilled his role as executor of religious minorities and began operations of the notorious concentration camps and gas chambers, members of the catholic faith were being persuaded to continue to suppress emotional sympathies.
On April 3, 1938, a Papen, who assumed the title Protector founded an Organization named Kreuz und Alder ( Cross & Eagle) to appeal to German Catholics to join in the creation of the 3rd Reich that personified the “God-Give” mission of the German nationals to deepen Christian-conservative thinking.
The Papen was clear on his purpose to use the Nazi Party for it’s own religiously corrupt means and made this eyebrow raising statement. “Success is not tied to the existence of political parties,” which according to him would not last.
For Hitler's 4th birthday party on April 20, 1935, Monsignor Kaas sent a telegraph of congratulations from Rome that was published in the press.
“For today's birthday, sincere good wishes and the assurance of unflinching co-operation in the great enterprise of creating a Germany internally united, enjoying social peace and externally free.
Kass, who wrote from Rome, was expressing the well wishes of the Holy See.
“The bishops, it goes without saying, rendered the state and the authority what according to God's command is their due. The Church has done this under earlier forms of government and she would do the same under the present one. She would urge the faithful to be obedient and respectful."The bishops gladly recognized that the new state promoted Christianity, raised the level of morality and fought the battle against Bolshevism and godlessness with vigor and success.
During that meeting, Hitler spoke on the long standing view of the church and their views of Jews as parasites, pointing to the fact that the Church had banished them to the Ghettos. He reaffirmed his stance against them and mentioned that he was only going to do what the Church had done for 1,500 years.
As a devout Catholic, Hitler affirmed that he was personally convinced of the great power and significance of Christianity and he would not permit the founding of another religion. A statement, that at that time, went unchallenged by the Holy See.
From such statements, it’s clear that Catholic Church in accordance to Vatican approval, were instrumental in orchestrating, facilitating and implementing the genocide and execution of Jews, Gyps, Jehovah’s Witnesses and other religious minorities who did not adhere to the supreme power and doctrine of the Catholic faith.
ArchBishop Gober, in response to an inquiry at the Vatican, had also been told that a concordance between the Reich and the Holy See had been discussed in the talks with Papen and Goring.
So, how did the Vatican escape retribution along with Hitler and the regime with it’s fall in 1945? Perhaps in part due to the fact that Hitler and the Catholic Bishops only met publicly on a few occasions .
With the death of Pius XI in 1939, Hitler sought to influence the vote of the next Pope who would be more favorable to his policies.
After taking control, Pope Puis XII, remained politically neutral, and chose not to use their influence to ruffle the feathers of Germany, in the interest of the Church in Germany.
In his first encyclical, Summi Pontificatus ("On the Unity of Human Society"), released in October 1939, Pius urged Church members internationally, including Germany to remember a quote from Jesus, "render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's." Meaning, Church members were expected to obey the laws of the land even if it meant carrying out the execution of the religious minority, which would soon commerce in the months following his new appointment.
It’s important to note that the Bible nor Jesus ever encouraged disciples to obey Government leaders at all cost. For in that same quote, Jesus continued, “but render God’s things to God.” Meaning, that in the event that a government asks members to disobey God's commandments, the disciple was expected to give priority to obedience to God, which for Jesus' disciples, involved loving their enemies, not killing them.
The Vatican at that time never directly condemned Hitler, his policies or practices, even when Hitler began the use of gas chambers starting at the end 1939.
As Hitler made his way through Europe, seeking to expand his political influence and religious ideologies, many governments sought the support of the Vatican, to help sue for peace. A tactic that failed.
Of course, by this time, war had nearly engulfed the world, as the Vatican passed Intel between countries, to help them escape from a problem they themselves helped facilitate and instigate at the start of Hitler's regime.
On September 26, 1943, Nazi officials demanded of Jewish leaders in Rome 50 kilograms of gold within 36 hours. Otherwise, they would send two hundred Roman Jews to the concentration camps.
The Vatican, with the eyes of the world watching, was still unwilling to offer the money to Jews without a cost, instead, offered an open-ended loan in the amount needed to pay the Germans.
After the money was paid, all Jews, regardless of sex, age, or health, were rounded up and sent to concentration camps. The number deported came to 1,015. Of these, only 16 would survive the war.
The estimate of Jews killed during the Holocaust is between 5.8 M -11 M. However, some experts say that the number may be significantly higher.
In other countries occupied by the Germans, Jews underwent conversion of faith, becoming Catholics, to avoid persecution.
While some claim the Catholic Church was directly responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of lives during Hitlers anti-Jewish campaigns, others note that the Catholic Church who supported and solidified Hitlers rise to power is responsible for not only the lives lost of the millions persecuted including Jews, but that they are by extension responsible for the 75 million lives lost during WWII.
Despite many Jewish leaders praising Pope Pius XII for his help in “aiding” the Jews during the Holocaust, the reality is that the Vatican played a major role in the establishment of the Third Rich, never publicly condemned their religious intolerance and persecution, and only began helping Jews once the problem extended outside the walls of German and began impacting Church interest in other countries.
Perhaps Pope Pius XII and motives are better understood in the light of what took place when tons of explosives were dropped on Rome in 1943 during WWII, by American Bombers.
As soon as the all-clear had sounded, instead of initially using that moment to provide spiritual comfort and instill courage and hope in the ears of the people, he reportedly went to the Vatican Bank to withdraw cash reserves before driving into the city.
These are sins the Vatican can never atone for.
A more recent example of mainstream Christian religions inciting violence and intolerance toward religious minority groups is that of Russia.
Although Russia claims not to have a religion of State, Russian Orthodoxy is the most widely possessed and protected faith throughout the Russian Federation, representing some 75% of its population.
Without going to the longstanding history of Russia, we are going to specifically focus on examples of religious violence and intolerance under President Vladimir Putin.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), Pentecostal congregations, and the Evangelical Christian Missionary Union, reported that local authorities in recent years denied them permission to acquire land on which to construct places of worship.
Authorities continued to deny construction permits to several groups including Catholics, Buddies, Muslims and Jews.
According to Elizabeth Cassidy, director of research and policy at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, “The Russian government maintains, frequently updates and enforces an array of laws that restrict religious freedom,” adding, that Jehovah’s Witnesses, who were banned as “extremist” by the Russian government in 2017, are “among the groups most brutally targeted under these laws in recent years,” as praying, preaching and dissemination of materials outside designated places of worship are often prohibited., with some members being tortured and held in prison for things including not being willing to kill or fight in war, sharing their bible based faith with others and meeting in public for worship.
Since the implementation of the anti-terrorist laws, the level of surveillance of all non-Orthodox Christian churches has increased. As a result, Christian activity is often under state surveillance, and church services are sometimes raided by security forces. Christian converts in Muslim regions face immense pressure from family, friends and the local community to renounce their faith. Out of fear, converts often do not even attempt to go to church meetings. Some have been forced to flee or find refuge in safe houses, according to open doors USA.org that also reports at least 14 Christians recently being arrested, including four Christians who worked in a rehabilitation center for drug addicts and were sentenced to five-to-eight years imprisonment.
It’s clear for the aforementioned examples, that the Russian Federation, under the direction and support of the Russian Orthodox Church, are an impediment to tolerance, human rights and global progress.
WAR, GENOCIDE & TERRORISM - ISLAM
September 11, 2001, will forever be a turning point in human history. For it was the day that Islamic extremists, under the belief of religious purity, waged their “Holy War '' against the predominantly Christian US nation.
And while many will argue that Islamic extremist bear no reflection of the true teachings of Islam, and say that radicals are in the minority, the fact remains that radical religious teachings and influence have the greatest impact for harm on the world affairs of today.
On September 11, on a clear, late summer morning, Islamic Muslim hijackers used jet airliners as destructive weapons, targeting the New York City's World Trade Center and the United States Pentagon.
At 8:46 a.m., Flight 11 hit the north tower of the World Trade Center.
At 9:03 a.m., Flight 175 crashed into the south tower.
Eventually causing both towers to collapse which resulted in massive damage to the rest of the complex and nearby buildings.
Some 2,595 people inside and near the towers were killed, along with the 157 people who were aboard the flights.
At 9:37 a.m. the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, sliced through three light poles in the Pentagon parking lot before slamming into the first floor of the building and exploding in a fireball, instantly killing 125 people inside the Pentagon plus all 64 passengers onboard, including the five hijackers.
At 9:28 am, four hijackers attempted to gain control of United Airlines Flight 93, passengers and crew who were onboard the hijacked aircraft, fought back.
On 9/11, millions of Americans became glued to their televisions, watching in horror as hijacked planes attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
First Officer LeRoy Homer managed to transmit to the ground, shouting, "Mayday! Mayday! Get out!" over the radio amid sounds of violence.
Cleveland Air Traffic Controller replied back but was met by radio silence.
Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of religious inspired propaganda. The victims were not just the nearly 3,000 people who died from the attacks, it included over 33,000 police officers, firefighters, first responder and community members who had to be treated for injuries and sickness related to the attacks. Not to mention the scores of friends, family and community members emotionally impacted and devastated by the heinous crime against humanity done in the name of religion.
More recently, in 2020, an Islamist group killed some 50 during a massacre in Mozambique.
Killing dozens of villagers in its most bloody attack, more than 50 people were massacred in an attack in Xitaxi in the Muidumbe district after locals refused to be recruited to its ranks, according to police. Most were either shot dead or beheaded.
Presently in Bangladesh, Hindus are targeted by the government that has placed in their constitution, Islam as the religion of the state.
During the 1971 Bangladesh genocide there were widespread killings and acts of ethnic cleansing of civilians in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan, a province of Pakistan), and widespread violations of human rights were carried out by the Pakistani Army, which was supported by political and religious militias during the Bangladesh Liberation War. In Bangladesh, the atrocities are identified as a genocide.
According to a Time magazine report "The Hindus, who account for three-fourths of the refugees and a majority of the dead, have borne the brunt of the Muslim military's hatred."
The genocide lead to some 3 M Hindus being killed by one estimate.
According to R.J. Rummel, professor of political science at the University of Hawaii, the genocide and genocidal atrocities were also perpetrated by lower-ranking officers and ordinary soldiers. These "willing executioners" were fueled by an abiding anti-Bengali racism, especially against the Hindu minority.
"Bengalis were often compared with monkeys and chickens. Said General Niazi, 'It was a low lying land of low lying people.' The Hindus among the Bengali's were as Jews to the Nazis: scum and vermin that [should] best be exterminated.
Soldiers were free to kill at will. The journalist Dan Coggin quoted one Pakistani captain as telling him, "We can kill anyone for anything. We are accountable to no one." This is the arrogance of Power.
How have things changed for Hindus in Bangladesh since then?
According to the BJHM report in 2017 alone, at least 107 people of the Hindu community were killed and 31 fell victims to enforced disappearance. Some 782 Hindus were either forced to leave the country or threatened to leave. Besides, 23 were forced to convert into other religions. At least 25 Hindu women and children were raped, while 235 temples and statues vandalized during the year. The total number of atrocities happened with the Hindu community in 2017 is 6474. During the 2019 Bangladesh elections, eight houses belonging to Hindu families were set on fire in Thakurgaon alone.
In April 2019, two idols of Hindu goddesses, Lakshmi and Saraswati, were vandalized by unidentified miscreants at a newly-constructed temple in Kazipara of Brahmanbaria.In the same month, several idols of Hindu gods in two temples in Madaripur Sadar upazila which were under construction were desecrated by miscreants.
Although freedom of religion is documented to be guaranteed in Bangladesh's constitution, it is evident from the aforementioned cases that religious bigotry continues to be a threat to internal peace and human rights throughout that region.
WAR, GENOCIDE & TERRORISM - BUDDHISM
Although Buddhism is a religion that claims to follow a way of peace and non-violence, that stance has all but been abandoned and forgotten in the 20th and 21st century, resulting in utter chaos.
In Sri Lanka, for example, the 20th century civil war between the mostly Buddhist Sinhalese majority and the Hindu Tamil minority cost some 50,000 lives.
More than 100,000 military and civilian Hindus were killed after the rise of a new leader of Sri Lanka, and were pressured to conform to Buddhism nationwide by Buddhist monks.
In 1956, the non-Buddhist Tamil-speaking population made up 30 percent of administrative service, 50 percent of clerical service, 60 percent of engineers and doctors, and 40 percent of the armed forces. By 1970 those numbers had plummeted to 5 percent, 5 percent, 10 percent, and 1 percent, respectively."
Today, the situation is no better.
In that region, Buddhist have been responsible for bombings of Christian Churches on Easter and attacks on Mosques, Muslim-owned business, and the homes.
Attack on Muslims in Myanmar
Myanmar is a Buddhist state who has used religion to instigate some of the bloodiest atrocities in the 21st century by far.
One such case involves the thousands of Rohingya Musliums that have died and more than 700,000 that fled to Bangladesh during an army crackdown in 2017.
The Rohingya, who numbered around one million in Myanmar at the start of 2017, are one of the many ethnic minorities in the country. Rohingya Muslims are the largest community of Muslims in Myanmar, with the majority living in Rakhine state.
But Myanmar's government denies them citizenship, refusing to recognize them as a people and seeing them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
Waves of Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh over the decades but their latest exodus began on 25 August 2017 after militants from a Rohingya insurgent group called Arsa launched deadly attacks on more than 30 police posts.
Rohingyas arriving in Bangladesh said they fled after troops, backed by local Buddhist mobs, responded by burning their villages and attacking and killing civilians.