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Jihad is "peace" ! Just look at Northern Cyprus !

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Sep 6, 2010 at 04:15

Caleb writes :

> At a heavy, even a tragic price, the Turkish army brought peace to Cyprus.<

Let's look closer at what sort of "heavy, even tragic price" is meant here :

40% of the most fertile land was seized and reconquered for Allah, more than 60% of the wealth of an affluent island was robbed with 200 000 kafirs expelled , 5000 known by name killed and 1600 vanished without trace. The "price" of the "peace" Turkish-style included further indiscriminate bombing and shelling of churches, shooting at innocent civilians, detention of combatants and civilians in concentration camps, systematic executions of prisoners and civilians, torture and mistreatment , indiscriminate killings of civilians by bombing of civilian targets and hospitals , subjecting persons of both sexes and all ages to torture, inhuman and degrading treatment murders in cold blood of civilians including women and old men as well as children between 6 months and eleven years , wholesale and repeated rapes practiced both against men and women, looting and devastations of houses and businesses belonging to Greek Cypriots, plunder and systematic destruction of all the non-Moslem cultural heritage ...

By Allah, the god of jihad, what heavy and even tragic "price" for the Turk ! And all that with the only unselfish objection in mind - to bring about that Moslem "peace" of the graves the Turk is so famous for ! After all Islam is peace and Islam is jihad and so jihad is peace , isn't it? Well, we have seen that "jihad is peace" camapign in 1974 ad nauseam and also before and after that memorable date in world history.

> Violent incidents such as those cited below are way down since 1974...<

Just for the information which will be lost upon you , since 1974 some 500 churches and religious sites and burial grounds of different confessions , including the Jewish one , have been willfully desecrated, pillaged, looted and destroyed. Some 16,000 icons, wall paintings and mosaics and 60,000 archaeological items have been looted and smuggled from northern Cyprus or damaged by the Turks. A report made before the US Senate on 20.07.2010 says :

" Helsinki Commission staff traveled throughout the region, visiting numerous churches, each in various stages of deterioration, all plundered, stripped of religious objects, including altars, iconostasis and icons. Other sites have been turned into tourist resorts, storage warehouses or other purposes, including stables, shops, and night clubs. Among photos on display at the briefing were those showing the desecrated ruins of graves with all of the crosses broken off of their bases and smashed. A nearby shed was stacked with broken headstones. A number of Jewish cemeteries in the region, according to reports, have likewise been vandalized and left in shambles. Finally, even the rare occasions when Orthodox services that are allowed to be conducted in the north such exceptional events are occasionally marred by security forces preventing worshipers from crossing into the area or the disruption of religious services.

The Commission recently received an update from Dr. Charalampos Chotzakoglou, one of the experts who testified at our 2009 briefing. He reports a number of disturbing developments over the past year, including road construction through a church yard; transport of grave markers robbed from desecrated cemeteries, reportedly to be recycled as scrap metal; the further looting of artifacts from churches; and the known conversion of another church building into a night club."

Jihad has many faces and various actors , some of whom even usurp the name "secularist" to describe their evil fight for Allah's cause, and it is always "peace" , although on second thoughts I am forced to admit that it is not always "peace of the graves" because the graves never survive when jihadist "peace" triumphs.

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