Historic Church of St. George in Tripoli Ransacked

by Sparta on September 2, 2011

in "Arab Spring", crime, Greece, Islam, jihad, North Africa, Orthodox Christianity, Qur'an, Stella (Stavroula) Jatras

My thoughts:

The historic church of St. George survived until we went in to bring “democracy” to the Libyan people. Ironically, under the despot Saddam Hussein, Christians were allowed to practice their religion. When we went in to save the Iraqi people and to bring “democracy” to them, that is when the destruction of churches and the killing of Christians began. To think that we could bring democracy to “tribes” who have been fighting each other for centuries shows just how naive (or ignorant) we are. Whichever tribe comes out on top in these wars, they will subjugate the weaker tribes and the cycle of oppression begins again and the biggest losers will be the Christians.

“The only true faith in God’s sight is Islam.” (Surah 3:19)

“Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.” (Qur’an: 9:5)

What I really regret is that our kids are being maimed or killed for a religion that wants to kill us. But then, this is just my opinion.

– Sparta

From World Greek Reporter:

Posted on 25 August 2011 by Anastasia Chaini

The historic church of St. George located in Libya, in Tripoli, dating back to 1647 was ransacked. The church is the oldest Orthodox church in North Africa.

The president of the Greek community, Dimitris Anastassiou transferred the news to the Metropolitan of Tripoli Mr. Theophylaktos, who has been in Greece since late June.

“I am feeling heartbroken for what is happening in Libya, this beautiful country which was destroyed and whose people are noted for their hospitality,” stated Metropolitan of Tripoli, who settled in Libya in 1991.

”I was sad to hear the news from Mr. Anastassiou. The thieves stole the shrine of our patron saint which I had brought from Mount Athos . Old Gospels, chalices, cherubim, censers, one of which we had been given by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Those who stole the holy objects contacted the president of the community and asked for money in order to return them. Mr. Anastassiou reported the incident to the police, but as things are at the moment, none will deal with this matter,” he said.

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