When I wrote my post on Sunday showing the barbaric crucifixion of dissenters by the lunatics in ISIS, I didn’t think I’d be writing another piece today announcing that they’ve gone a step further.
It seems that the maniacs have kidnapped a Catholic priest, Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, and crucified him on Good Friday just to show their complete contempt for any religion that isn’t theirs and the Christian religion in particular. And this time it happened in Yemen – which gives you a fair idea of just how far their reach is extending.
Father Thomas was taken by ISIS gunmen who attacked an old people’s home in Aden, southern Yemen, killing at least 15 people, on March 4th.
The Vatican’s Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said earlier this month that Pope Francis ‘was shocked and profoundly saddened’ to learn of ‘this act of senseless and diabolical violence.’ No way do I condone this priest’s brutal murder, but the Vatican seem to think that this is far more serious than the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades or actions of Queen Mary burning protestants at the stake. Could this be because this time is was done by muslims to christians rather than the other way around? Short memories. Hypocrisy. “As we sow, so shall we reap” as it says in the bible.
You will have guessed that I’m not religious. I do however support the right of people to believe what they like and to worship as they wish – just as long as it doesn’t involve forcing their belief system down my throat.
Unfortunately there are people out there who believe that people who don’t agree with them should be tortured and murdered. Even more unfortunately, that belief is not restricted to Islam. Perhaps the Pope would do well to remember that.