Lebanon has about 3 million inhabitants, now 4 million refugees from Syria and 3 million from Iraq – a humanitarian disaster for the small country. There are also people from Egypt, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Ethiopia and other crisis areas.
This nun works like Mother Theresa. But she has a sharp tongue when it comes to oppression in the name of Islam and about the naiveté and indulgence of the Europeans.
It combines their struggle for the poor and oppressed with the fight against intolerance. She points out that as many as 206 verses of the Koran are directed against the “unbelievers”. 79 verses demand directly to kill the “unbelievers”.
A big problem is illiteracy, in one village for example, there was only a 10-year-old girl who could read. Pregnant women who have difficulties with confinement die because of lack of medical assistance. Midwives and nurses only come where there are medical facilities.
In January, Hans Erling Jensen spent 3 weeks in the United States. I started my journey in Texas where the Foundation was first registered and then travelled to Rapid City in South Dakota for a hectic week together with friends and associates. The last week of my stay was spent with friends in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut.
Although the Christians are satisfied with the political course of President Sisi, they are still oppressed and persecuted in their villages by followers of the Muslimbrotherhood. The Muslims want to get rid of the Christian families in their midst and slander and bully them until they leave the village. Every day Christian girls are being kidnapped and abused on their way to school, or undergo a female genital mutilation forced upon them by Muslim women. In the Wadi we are now building houses for these families.
The foundation is always very grateful, if a doctor works for free at a camp like this . Marry is always released from her hospital for this time, as Father Rijo, the head of the Christian hospital in Thiruvalla, always gladly frees her. The radiance in the faces of the girls is always beautiful to look at. This diploma really gives them a new life because they are not only welcomed as a seamstress, but they are also more likely to get a job.
It is the small things which are making people happy. I love this country with it’s beautiful, charming and often deeply religious people. A Bible in the entrance area is not uncommon. If only the book of books were to occupy a similar place in our industrialized West
Every year, the schools Sister Hatune has established, puts out 4,800 seamstresses and IT workers in the world. They take in the poorest of the poor and give them the ability to work and earn for themselves. Sister Hatune will sit down with the board members and set up a busy and productive schedule to run medical camps, distribute medicine, build and inaugurate houses, build wells, and distribute financial support to those who are unable to survive.