Missionary in trouble in North Korea

An Australian missionary being detained in North Korea left Christian pamphlets in a Buddhist temple, his travel companion says.

Which is a pretty dumb thing to do in a communist country, particularly North Korea.

His wife says;

Now, “I know he’s courageous and he’s in God’s hands,’’ Ms Short said in an interview at the offices of the Christian publishing company the couple run.

Ah, such faith, but unfortunately the missionary isn’t in God’s hands at all. He is in the hands of Kim Jon-un. and that’s an entirely different matter.  Not only does Kim Jon-un actually exist but he is quite likely cranky at anything Australian.

Only yesterday, listening to the ABC, I noted Michael Kirby getting headlines for his UN report accusing  North Korea of crimes against humanity.

Kirby has a point but as usual, considering his left wing attitudes, his belief in the UN and its power is misplaced.  He was talking of Kim Jon-un being fronted to the courts for crimes against humanity.  Yeah, well good luck with that one Michael – all the report will achieve in the immediate future will be to raise Kim Jon-un’s ire and paranoia.

Of course, a connection between Kirby’s report and the arrest of a silly old missionary may well just be conjecture on my part but the North Koreans are a weird lot and and just to be sure, if I was an Australian of any calling in North Korea, I’d lay low for a bit.

Unfortunately for the silly old missionery there is a precedence set in North Korea. Last year, American missionary Kenneth Bae was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour after being accused of committing hostile acts in North Korea.

Good luck mate.

 

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