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02-29-16, 10:52 PM
Philip II ordered the death of all the inhabitants of Holland!!

On February 16, 1568, the entire population of the Netherlands—three million—was condemned to death as heretics, apart from a few named exceptions:

Philip next submitted a "Memorial and Representation" of the state of the Low Countries to the Spanish Inquisition craving the judgment of the Fathers upon it. After deliberating, the inquisitors pronounced their decision on the 16th of February, 1568. It was to the effect that, "with the exception of a select list of names which had been handed to them, all the inhabitants of the Netherlands were heretics or abettors of heresy, and so had been guilty of the crime of high treason." On the 26th of the same month, Philip confirmed this sentence by a proclamation, in which he commanded the decree to be carried into immediate execution, without favour or respect of persons. The King of Spain actually passed sentence of death upon a whole nation. We behold him erecting a common scaffold for its execution, and digging one vast grave for all the men, and women, and children of the Low Countries. "Since the beginning of the world," says Brandt, "men have not seen or heard any parallel to this horrible sentence. (Wylie, History of Protestantism, vol. II, p. 70.)

Ten days later, the Spanish King Philip II ordered Alba to carry out the sentence. In the terror which followed, the wealth of the prosperous merchants made them a particular target, and axe, rope, and fire consumed the natural leaders of Dutch society. Alba wrote to Philip coolly estimating the number to be executed after Holy Week 1568 'at eight hundred heads'. Alba is said to have admitted to personal responsibility for 18,600 executions during his six-year tenure—a plausible figure, but the additional number massacred with increasing barbarity by his troops is incalculable.

(more/source (http://www.reformation.org/heroic-holland.html))

Heroic Holland (http://www.reformation.org/heroic-holland.html)

03-02-16, 08:05 PM
Kind of sounds like the ....

... Tulsa, Oklahoma race riot of 1920 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot)

03-02-16, 09:21 PM
Kind of sounds like the ....

... Tulsa, Oklahoma race riot of 1920 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot)

Would you be surprised if not a single Roman Catholic church building was destroyed during the Tulsa Race Riots but many non-Catholic-Christian "Black" ones were?

In 1890, the first Roman Catholic church in Tulsa was organized ....

Many of the early churches associated with the African-American culture in Tulsa were destroyed in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. Churches which suffered property damage in the riot included the Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, the Paradise Baptist Church, the Metropolitan Baptist Church, the Union Baptist Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The Mount Zion Baptist Church, one the most well-known African-American religious institutions in Tulsa, was completely destroyed in the riot. The congregation had just finished erecting a new building in 1921, only to see it destroyed six weeks later during the riot. The church was rebuilt after the race riot at a cost of $85,000. It took the church’s congregation twenty-one years to repay the $50,000 note required to finance the new construction. (source (http://tulsapreservationcommission.org/tulsa-history/religion/))

Quite a few strange criminal cases in the Midwest of drugging-and-sodomization (http://savingtosuitorsclub.net/showthread.php?1457-Allah-The-Moon-God&p=18214&viewfull=1#post18214)(of Black college students) or harassement-for-no-good-reason evidenced a link back to Roman Catholics being onery for the sake of being onery--that is the hidden side of what has been going on (although there are many Roman Catholics that aren't like that--but the pattern just seemed uncanny and unmistakable..easy to miss if you didn't pay attention to the details). Buzz is that Darren Wilson [associated with the Michael Brown case] is of Irish-Roman-Catholic upbringing (not sure on that one).

On that note, about a year ago (yes in 2015 A.D.), a Roman Catholic American of German ancestry asserted that admitted that he was taught as part of his Roman Catholic upbringing and as far as he is concerned that "Blacks" are still all slaves and he gets very pissy over the idea of any "Black" who shows any sign of intelligence beyond street cleaner or bedpan changer--he holds himself out as being "liberal" (goes without saying, he is not very bright).

The first Catholic institution established for blacks in Tulsa grew in part out of tragedy.

The Tulsa Race Riot from May 31-June 1, 1921, destroyed hundreds of homes and African-American-owned businesses. Many black Tulsans lost everything and were in desperate need of shelter, food and financial assistance.

“At this time in Tulsa’s history, everything was segregated, and the Catholic Church had not been established in the black community,” says Marilyn Troupe, a member of St. Monica Church and a 1959 graduate of St. Monica School. “It was after seeing the devastation of the Tulsa riot that the Catholic Church chose to be a part of the black community.”

Oklahoma’s second bishop, Francis Clement Kelley, appointed Father James Rooney to establish a north Tulsa church in 1925, followed by an elementary school in 1926, both named for St. Monica. The church, school and a convent initially operated out of buildings on East Haskell Street.

So the non-Roman-Catholic church buildings got destroyed and Tulsa Blacks got Roman Catholic churches and Roman Catholic schools in return.

P.S. "Black"/"White" segregation in Tulsa started in 1890.