WorldNetDaily - your trusted source for up-to-the-minute news on the epidemic of leprosy caused by Mexican rapists who work for al-Qaeda - now claims that Islamic insurgents are crucifying Christians:
Christians in Iraq, including converts from Islam and people involved in mixed-faith marriages, are being crucified by Muslim terrorists, according to a Dutch member of Parliament studying the war-torn country.Voordewind is a member of ChristenUnie, an orthodox Protestant party. Its more extreme positions reportedly include "facilitation by government of a one-earner model, allowing one parent, usually the wife, to stay at home and take care of the children." It takes a comparatively liberal stance on such issues as the environment and sanctuary for asylum seekers.
Several Iraqi Christians "are nailed to a cross and their arms are tied up with ropes. The ropes are put on fire," Joel Voordewind told BosNewsLife, an online news agency focusing on Christians and Jews in difficult circumstances.
Voordewind says that he'll be presenting evidence for his story, and to be fair, it's possible that he has some; the accusations are lurid, but hardly unthinkable. That said, I'm pretty goddamn skeptical, given that Voordewind claims to have spoken to a survivor of crucifixion who "'even showed holes in his hands,' apparently from nails." That's the sort of confirming detail that tends to make a story less believable.
It doesn't much matter whether it's true or not, though; the extreme Right has already decided that it's real, and will undoubtedly use it as another argument in favor of exterminating all the brutes, along with their prospective victims (God will know His own).
In other WND news, illegal immigrants comprise up to fifty percent of our uninsured population, provided you count immigrants who are here legally, and round up a bit from there. They all have leprosy. Or most of them, anyway.
About which, more later.
(Photo: Secwepemc passion play, 1901. "The 1912 Catholic Encyclopedia reported: "Heathenism and old custom are now extinct, the entire tribe being civilized and officially reported Catholic.")