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UMAR MULINDE

I read about Umar Mulinde and felt, I want to nominate this man for the Nobel Peace Prize. That was December, 2012.

I set up an online petition, and also a Facebook page, and did my best to get the word out.

I soon found that, while hundreds of thousands were signing to nominate Malala, a sweet Muslim girl shot by other Muslims for wanting to get an education, only a few hundred people would sign to nominate Umar, a Christian pastor acid burned (according to the articlcles I read and also according to an interview with him) by Muslim jihadis.

What was it? The bad guys seemed very similar.

So why did this petition not catch fire?




First, he wasn't known nearly as widely.

Malala was front page news.

But still, thousands saw the petition and read about him. In the end, only 1012 people signed.

I thank each and every one of those people, for caring enough to sign.



I have another thought about why Malala caught public attention. She considers herself Muslim, victimized by other people who also consider themselves Muslim. Malala is Islamic as the West wants Islam to be. Everyone who wants to deny that Islamic terrorists are following the Islamic religion is, of course, delighted to have Malala in the spotlight.

It's not only Westerners denying the reality of Islam who are happy to have Malala in the spotlight. Islamics who don't want Westerners to recognize the threat posed by Islam benefit enormously by Malala's popularity.



One reason Umar's story especially caught my attention is that he left Islam. He's Christian, not by birth but by conversion. Christian persecution by Islamics is especially strong against Christians who left Islam for Christianity.

This is the case even when people have only been Islamic due to the religion of the father and have never themselves been an adherent.

Meriam Ibrahim springs to mind - a Christian doctor who faced execution in Sudan, was chained for months in her cell, who gave birth in prison, and was finally released after millions signed petitions on her behalf. She had never been Muslim from her own perspective, was Muslim only according to the Islamic religion, which designates all children born to Muslim fathers - even if the father is absent - as Muslim.



Perhaps if I had heard of Meriam's story first, I would have wanted to nominate her for the Nobel Peace Prize: she would not renounce Christianity, even if it meant death.

But Umar is the one I read about one day as Malala was gaining ever more popularity.

So often in life, there's that element of chance - someone being at the right time and place.



However, as I've noted, the petition I started did not gain lots of support. Umar was not the right person at that time and place.



I let things go for a time - until now.

In the meantime I wrote a freedom song for him. The words were recorded last year, but the piece was only completed a couple of weeks ago. The video came together quickly, in just a few days.

I finished it just now. In a couple of hours, I will upload to Youtube.



And to the best of my ability, I will let people know - about Umar, and about honoring him.

I don't know if it will lead to a Nobel Peace Prize.



I think of Malala. She's given much of her prize money to the "Palestinians". She's a caring person. I ask: Doesn't she care about the tunnels that were dug, by those in Gaza, to come up under an Israeli child care center, tunnels luckily found before the planned murders of the children could be carried out? She knows how horrible it is, to be the target of violence. What about those children - and the many other Israeli civilians that were the intended targets of terrorism from within Gaza? What about the missiles launched into Israel - targeting civilians, as she was a civilian when she was shot?



Is there anything else to say?

Maybe now is the right time and place for a celebration of Umar Mulinde and all the other persecuted Christians and Jews, and on and on - all those persecuted by Islam.



I want, before ending, to note that Israel has been important in the story of Umar. Israel is where he was treated after acid was thrown at him. But Umar had long been outspoken on behalf of Israel. So, once again, he was showing courage and caring.



I said, 3 years ago, Honor Umar Mulinde!

I still say, Honor Umar Mulinde!


You can CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 2012 PETITION, as it was when it closed with 1012 signatures.


You can CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION NOW. I have re-opened it.


But what do I want most now? It would be great if you signed.

Even more, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND REGISTER so I can stay in touch with any updates about honoring Umar Mulinde, and about efforts on behalf of those suffering from Islamic persecution worldwide.


Elsa

August 26, 2015


PS. Something else you could do: you could LIKE the Facebook page, Honor Umar Mulinde.

PPS. I also send out a weekly update on freedom and the threat of Islam - thoughts, interviews with counter-jihadis, and also creative pieces. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.



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PREVIOUS BLOGS - 2012

BLOG POST - DEC 9, 2012

I read about Umar and felt, I want to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I know this isn't something instant.

I'm posting about it on my blog - about the ongoing story.

It starts here:

December 9, 2012
A Christmas Present
for Umar Mulinde:
Nobel Peace Prize Nomination
for his Courage ...

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BLOG POST - DEC11, 2012

December 11, 2012
Why nominate Umar Mulinde: 100 reasons ...
                 click for more of this blog post


BLOG POST - DEC12, 2012



December 12, 2012
What is Christianity? Is it THE truth? Is it even A truth? ...
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RE-OPENED - AUGUST 2015




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