Minister of Education Reports
Bishop of Jerusalem
There are a number of people who have the title Bishop of Jerusalem, or something similar to it. Each one of these people represent a particular religious organization that is, loosely in our opinion, identified as Christian. In this report we are particularly interested in one man, the man who represents the Anglican Church in Jerusalem.
The Rt. Revd. Riah Abu El-Assal, Bishop of Jerusalem, has demonstrated that he is a poor representative of both the Christian Church in general and the Anglican institution in particular. Very frequently he is given to making public pronouncements that, to say the least, are highly inflammatory. He is pro-Islamic and anti-Israeli. It is impossible to recall this man ever saying anything to condemn suicide bombings of innocent people in theatres, coffee shops, busses, shopping malls, market places that have been a common occurrence because of Palestinian terrorism.
His method of greeting, using the word Salaam, not only speaks his own Islamic background but his continuing allegiance to that religion. A number of pronouncements that I have read originating from him has convinced me that he is either a Muslim wearing Anglican Christian vestments or that he has a distorted religious theology that is a mixture of Islam faith tinged with Christianity. In either case his conduct is not that which is a testimony to Christ.
He has said that Israel is
the thief of Palestinian lands. One Internet reader remarked, "If Israel
had wanted the land it would have
He does not have to worry
about being removed from office by the church he misrepresents. Though
there are a few men still in the church that have laudable qualities, in
the main it seems the leadership of the institutions is corrupt. They have
tolerated and provided income to some great heretics, and even men thought
to be atheists by many. The likelihood is that he will continue until he
gets a retirement from the Anglican Church. Then he will find some other
position to do evil from.
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