Papa Benedict primeşte ameninţări cu moartea după ce face apel la toleranţă religioasă în Pakistan

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    Privind spre Est, atacurile care au adus moarte, suferinţă şi teamă în rîndul creştinilor din Irak, atît de mult încît ajung să părăsească ţinutul unde familiile lor au locuit timp de secole, am fost foarte tulburat. Reînnoiesc apelul dat din inimă autorităţilor acestei ţări şi autorităţilor religioase musulmane să facă posibilă concetăţenilor lor creştini o viaţă în siguranţă ca să îşi poată aduce în continuare contribuţia în societatea din care sînt membri cu drepturi depline. La fel în Egipt, în Alexandria, terorismul a lovit brutal creştinii în timp ce se rugau în biserică. Această succesiune de atacuri este un nou semn al nevoii urgente ca guvernele din regiune să adopte măsuri reale de protecţie a minorităţilor religioase.

    Trebuie să repetăm? În Orientul Mijlociu, „Creştinii sînt cetăţeni autentici ce îşi au originea aici, sînt loiali ţinutului părinţilor lor şi îşi asumă datoria faţă de ţările în care locuiesc. Este natural ca aceştia să se bucure de toate drepturile cetăţeneşti, libertatea de conştiinţă, libertatea religioasă, libertatea în educaţie, învăţămînt şi mass media”.(Message to the People of God of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, n. 10; ORE, 27 Oct. p. 8 ) Apreciez grija pentru drepturile celor mai vulnerabili şi viziunea politică pe de care au dat dovadă unele ţări europene în ultimele zile, prin apelurile lor la un răspuns concertat din partea Uniunii Europene pentru apărarea creştinilor din Orientul Mijlociu. (…)

    Printre legile care prejudiciază drepturilor persoanelor la libertate religioasă, o menţiune specială merită legea împotriva blasfemiei din Pakistan: Încurajez încă odată conducătorii ţării să facă paşii necesari abrogării legi, cu atît mai mult cu cît este evident că aceasta serveşte drept pretext pentru nedreptăţi şi violenţe împotriva minorităţilor religioase. Asasinarea tragică a guvernatorului Punjabului ne arată nevoia stringentă de a face progrese în această direcţie.

    Blasfemia în newspeak occidental poartă numele de „islamofobie”, un delict pedepsit în Europa cu amenzi şi închisoare (Geert Wilders, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Gregorius Nekschot , etc)

    Discursul Papei Benedict de pe 12 ianuarie: Religious freedom for all

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    1. Sa vedem cum raspunde Cathy Ashton la scrisoarea ref la crestinii orientali. Parca vad ca e echidistanta si atrage atentia asupra sensibilitatii musulmanilor.

      (sper ca nu e pe blog in alta parte)

      Eastern Christians – Joint letter from Michèle Alliot-Marie, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, János Martonyi, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Franco Frattini, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Radoslaw Sikorski, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
      Paris, Rome, 5 January 2011

      Dear High Representative,

      Bloody attacks took place in Baghdad on 31 October and then in Alexandria on 31 December 2010. They bear witness to a terrorist strategy whose aim is to set religious communities against one another by striking at them, particularly in their places of worship. Christians living in certain Middle Eastern countries are today experiencing a worrying and indeed tragic deterioration in their situation which is driving them into exile. This also concerns other religious minorities.

      The European Union cannot be indifferent to this. You have strongly condemned these attacks, in two public statements. With regard to Iraq, the Foreign Affairs Council of 22 November reiterated our deep concern and our condemnation of violence based on religious hatred and especially terrorist attacks on civilians, whatever their beliefs, and on places of worship.

      We consider it necessary, in the present context, to confirm our commitment and constant vigilance, which complement our efforts to cooperate with the European Union’s external partners against terrorism and its effects on international stability. Incitement and recourse to violence against different religious groups and communities are unacceptable. The European Union and its Member States must remain firm on this point. They must not fall into the trap laid for them by terrorists who seek to endanger the universal principles on which our societies are based (particularly the respect for and guarantee of freedom of religion and belief, including freedom of worship). The diversity which has always characterized the East forms part of the values of tolerance and respect that we uphold.

      Our deep concern is not limited to the fate of Eastern Christians alone: we are conscious of our responsibility to protect all victims of threats and persecution on grounds of religion.

      That is why we would like this issue to be registered as a full agenda item at the Foreign Affairs Council of 31 January 2011, with a view to a debate on respect for religious freedoms. We would also like you to make us concrete proposals to be implemented to foster respect for freedom of religion and belief. We could, moreover, hold a debate on the resources we can deploy to provide help and protection to people under threat.

    2. Nu am auzit de alte reactii in afara de cea a MAE
      http://www.mae.ro/node/6761

      La 14 ianuarie a.c., ministrul afacerilor externe, Teodor Baconschi, a transmis o scrisoare omologilor din statele membre UE în care a salutat şi a susţinut includerea pe agenda viitorului Consiliu al Afacerilor Externe din 31 ianuarie a.c. a subiectului referitor la libertatea de religie şi de credinţă.
      În document se arată că România rămâne consecventă poziţiilor sale principiale, de condamnare a oricărui atac de natură să aducă atingere drepturilor şi libertăţilor fundamentale ale omului. Multiculturalitatea, diversitatea şi toleranţa religioasă reprezintă valori perene, esenţiale pentru dezvoltarea societăţii umane, bazate pe dialogul între culturi şi civilizaţii şi cooperarea regională şi internaţională.
      România apreciază benefică o discuţie pe această temă în cadrul Uniunii Europene, inclusiv în contextul atacurilor recente la adresa unor comunităţi religioase şi consideră că UE ar trebui să examineze posibile soluţii pentru descurajarea acţiunilor de acest fel, în paralel cu promovarea toleranţei şi a dialogului inter-religios şi inter-confesional.
      Elemente de context
      Subiectul respectiv a fost propus printr-un demers comun al miniştrilor de externe ai Franţei, Ungariei, Italiei şi Poloniei, materializat sub forma unei scrisori adresate recent Înaltului reprezentant pentru Afaceri Externe şi Politica de Securitate, Catherine Ashton.
      Libertatea de religie şi de credinţă reprezintă una dintre temele tradiţionale promovate constant de România, inclusiv în cadru multilateral

    3. Costin, a ramas cum era stabilit: nimic special. 2 vorbe diluate despre crestini si, in rest, apa in piua cu generalitati.

      http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/11/32&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

      Catherine Ashton EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission

      Situation of Christians in the context of religious freedom

      European Parliament

      Strasbourg, 19 January 2011

      I fully share the concerns of this House about the recent violence against persons belonging to religious minorities as well as those who stand up for religious freedom.

      I have expressed my views on this issue most recently on 6 January, when I visited Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity on the eve of Orthodox Christmas. There I underlined the need for all religious groups around the world to be able to gather and worship freely. I also stressed that the EU condemns all forms of intolerance and violence against persons because of their religion or belief, wherever it takes place.

      In addition, I have strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Iraq and Egypt targeting places of worship, as well as the assassination of Mr Tajeer, Governor of Punjab in Pakistan. I think we can all agree that these attacks are unacceptable, perpetrated by extremists with an agenda of intolerance that must be condemned and resisted.

      In today’s world, all too often people’s human rights are violated because of their religion or belief. The victims do not belong to one faith or region. Regrettably, no part of the world is spared from the scourge of religious intolerance. Any discrimination or violence against an individual because of his/her religious belief runs against the values that the EU upholds. Each violation must be taken seriously and condemned with the same force, wherever it takes place and whoever is the victim. Human rights are universal

      Long-established Christian communities in the Middle East face difficulties, which have led to significant displacement in some countries and dwindling numbers in the region as a whole. The EU will not turn a blind eye to their plight. We consider their demand to have their rights respected as citizens of their own country as entirely legitimate. Freedom of conscience, religion or belief belongs to everyone, and every state has the duty to ensure that it is respected. The EU stands ready to enhance its cooperation with governments to combat intolerance and protect human rights.

      We must not fall into the trap that extremists and terrorists are laying before us. We must resist the manipulation of religion into a source of division. The best response to extremism is a united international front based on the universal standards of freedom of religion and belief. The EU was the driving force at the UN General Assembly behind the resolution on the elimination of all forms of intolerance and of discrimination based on religion or belief, which was adopted by consensus in December. The EU makes a concerted effort every year into building that consensus, so that the international community can send a firm and united message. We are considering another initiative to rally strong cross-regional support on this theme in the forthcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council in March.

      We also raise the issue of freedom of religion or belief during human rights dialogues and urge countries to eradicate discrimination and intolerance. The EU Delegations closely monitor such issues around the world, and the EU’s next annual human rights report this spring will address the situation of religious minorities around the world.

      I am fully committed to keeping freedom of religion or belief at the top of the EU’s agenda. The next Foreign Affairs Council on 31 January will revert to the issue so that the EU can step up its efforts to promote religious freedom.

    4. „condamnam cu fermitate, ne opunem, ne pare rau, nu acceptam, vom condamna si mai puternic, le dam nota proasta, tragem o rezolutie de condamnare de nu stiu extremistii ce i-a lovit, religia bat-o vina, noroc cu noi care am inventat libertatea religioasa la onu, tra lalalala”. puterea soft, castrata, puterea fara putere.

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