Christmas in Bethlehem: the cross banished from souvenirs

For fear of Islamic fundamentalism, textile workshops in Hebron and Jerusalem, produce and sell T-shirts and other items depicting the Church of the Nativity without the cross. Discrimination and economic crisis are forcing Christians to flee from the Palestinian territories and Israel. The risk is to see a future without Christians in the Holy Land.

In an interview with Samir Qumsieh, director of the Catholic television station Al-Mahed Nativity TV in Bethlehem, (…) he said: “I want to launch a campaign to urge people not to buy these products – he says – because the removal of the cross is an intimidation against Christians, it is like saying that Jesus was never crucified” .

Read here.

Background: 1, 2.

6 comments on “Christmas in Bethlehem: the cross banished from souvenirs

  1. Unbelievable.
    All this does is make Moslems believe that Islam must make all the rest of world submit to their foul cult.

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  6. independent pilgrim says:

    I saw your site, it’s really good. You said something very important about the stupid idiotic line that “all cultures are good”. This is because of political correctness. If you want to know how this started, watch this short documentary http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8630135369495797236#

    It will help you understand how we got here.

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