John R. Houk
© July 5, 2012
The Muslims of Dearborn, MI have an annual festival. Dearborn is just outside of Detroit. The Muslim population of Dearborn is so significant that many anti-jihadists as me have dubbed the city Dearbornistan.
Religious Freedom is a near holy Liberty in the USA. By the 21st century any religion and cult that can get a 501(c)3 IRS designation is a religious totally free to practice its tenets as long as those tenets do not break the rule of law based on the U.S. Constitution. For example kidnapping, robbery, assault, murder and so on is not condoned by the rule of law even if it is a central tenet of a religion.
This brings me back to Dearbornistan. Dearbornistan is probably one of the best examples of a Kafir Free Zone (Usually called No-Go Zones) in America. In this age of Islam using American Liberty to schmooze the unconstitutional portions of Sharia Law into America one multiculturalist Left Wing Judge at a time, which which most pundits have labeled No-Go Zones have a titular meaning if they are known as Kafir Free Zones. Roughly the word “kafir” represents a non-Muslim.
The notion of the existence of a Kafir Free Zone in this exceptional American Republic is repugnant to the real meaning of Religious Freedom. Kafir Free Zones in America brings to remembrance the KKK burning down Black Churches in the South because they were considered inferior to White Christians. KKK desired to see the old post Civil War culture of Black people as second class citizens, hence the existence of No Black Zones better known as Whites Only locations.
When the Civil Rights Movement was in full swing to update our culture to all citizens is equal under the law with equal rights enabled the Black minority to an increasing enforced equal treatment regardless of color, race and religion. Are there still race problems in the USA? Duh! Yes there is. However the lot of Black-White equal rights under the law in 2012 is paradise compared to what it was prior to the 1960s. It is only on America’s Left and Black Supremacists like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Hussein Obama and others that promote the illusion that American racism is as bad as ever.
Astonishingly the racism-religious supremacism in Dearbornistan is perpetrated by the minority religion known as Islam against any non-Muslims that desire to exercise their civil rights in Dearbornistan. For example Christian proselytizing has been an expression of Religious Freedom by all Christian Denominations since our American Republic had formed a Union of States under the U.S. Constitution in 1788 when the ninth State New Hampshire ratified it. Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 Colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1790.
So think of that! A minority religion – Islam – prohibits demonstrations and proselytizing of the majority religion in America. This prohibition of Religious Freedom in Dearborn is upheld by its Police Chief (What a surprise – Muslim) Ronald Haddad. Answering Muslims has a summary of entering the Kafir Free Zone in Dearborn since 2008: Dearborn.
Dearbornistan has become such a Kafir Free Zone that the Dearborn Police look the other way as Muslims begin stoning Christians exercising there Free Speech and Religious Freedom.
Frankly as a Christian and an American the thought of stoning Christians in the home of the brave land of the brave is extremely annoying. It is time to shed political correctness and Christians of all Denominations – Protestant, Catholic and Eastern Orthodox – need to unite to do our version of the million man march. If Dearbornistan refuses to provide the permits for such a protest of the unconstitutional actions occurring in Dearbornistan by Muslim residents and city officials, then march ANYWAY!
Here is the outrage as written at Stop RadicalIslam.org. I am posting two Stop RadicalIslam.org articles and the email from The United West that alerted me about the stoning of Islam. (Trust me, this thing has gone viral and can be found at many anti-jihad bloggers.)
I received an email update about Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani jailed in Iran under a death sentence for being a Christian. I wish I could get these kinds of updates pertaining to another Christian I am following that is jailed in Pakistan also for his faith and like Nadarkhani for blaspheming Islam – Hector Aleem. The sad thing about Hector is a Pakistani Court cleared him of the blasphemy charge; however there is enough Islamic hatred for Christians that charges and delays keep popping up keeping Hector in jail.
Pastor Youcef’s update pertains to an open letter he has been able to get out to those who are tracking his predicament. Below is the email from Jordan Sekulow of the ACLJ which will be followed by the English translation of the Farsi letter by Youcef Nadarkhani.
Imprisoned pastor speaks out
By Jordan Sekulow
Sent: May 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Sent by ACLJ
Pastor Youcef has released a letter to his supporters.
It is the first time he has been allowed to make a public statement in nearly a year and the first time the world has heard from him since his execution order was upheld.
Youcef’s spirit in the face of his persecution is remarkable. He writes, “[T]hough my trial due has been so long, and as in the flesh I wish these days to end, yet I have surrendered myself to God’s will.”
The letter, which he sent to Present Truth Ministries, goes on to thank everyone who has been working, speaking out and praying on his behalf, saying:
“I do believe that these kind of activities can be very helpful in order to reach freedom, and respecting the human rights in a right way can bring forth great results in this. I want to appreciate all those are trying to reach to this goal.”
His words are inspiring, and you can read his entire letter on our Tweet for Youcef page at http://ACLJ.org/Nadarkhani.
Please share this inspiring news by forwarding this email and sharing our link on Facebook and Twitter. It’s important that you encourage your friends and family to sign up to our Tweet for Youcef campaign today.
We are also continuing to press the U.S. Senate to unanimously pass a resolution demanding Pastor Youcef’s release. The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a similar resolution, and it’s time for the Senate to act. Take action; sign our new petition for Youcef today.
Thank you again for your actions, prayers, and tweets on behalf of Pastor Youcef.
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Letter from Pastor Youcef Thanks Supporters and Urges Prayer
Letter dated: 5/7/12
Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has written an open letter to “all those who are concerned” with his plight thanking them and asking for prayer. The letter written earlier this week is the first time in nearly a year that Pastor Youcef has been able to speak out publicly about his illegal imprisonment in Iran.
He encourages the members of his congregation and supporters all over the world that he is in “perfect health” and urges them to continue having faith in God. He specifically thanks everyone who has “asked for my release, or campaigns and human rights activities which are going on against the charges which are applied to me,” and he urges everyone to “pray for me.”
Below is the entire letter from Pastor Youcef obtained and translated into English by Jason DeMars of Present Truth Ministries, who the ACLJ has been working with on Pastor Youcef’s case from the beginning.
May 7, 2012
Greetings from your servant and younger brother in Christ, Youcef Nadarkhani.
To: All those who are concerned and worried about my current situation.
First, I would like to inform all of my beloved brothers and sisters that I am in perfect health in the flesh and spirit. And I try to have a little different approach from others to these days, and consider it as the day of exam and trial of my faith. And in these days which are hard in order to prove your loyalty and sincerity to God, I am trying to do the best in my power to stay right with what I have learned from God’s commandments.
I need to remind my beloveds, though my trial due has been so long, and as in the flesh I wish these days to end, yet I have surrendered myself to God’s will.
I am neither a political person nor do I know about political complicity, but I know that while there are many things in common between different cultures, there are also differences between these cultures around the world which can result in criticism, which most of the times response to this criticisms will be harsh and as a result will lengthen our problems.
From time to time I am informed about the news which is spreading in the media about my current situation, for instance being supported by various churches and famous politicians who have asked for my release, or campaigns and human rights activities which are going on against the charges which are applied to me. I do believe that these kind of activities can be very helpful in order to reach freedom, and respecting the human rights in a right way can bring forth great results in this.
I want to appreciate all those are trying to reach to this goal. But at the other hand, I’d like to announce my disgust at insulting words or activities which make stress and trouble, which unfortunately are done with the justification (excuse) of defending human rights and freedom, for the final result is so clear and obvious for me. Insulting the belief of other nations or people, whether they be a majority or minority, is not accepted and is an unworthy deed, specifically for those who have this teaching to love and respect others more than themselves and treat them the same as you want to be treated.
Then, burning and insulting is not a reverent behavior for a Christian, but it’s worthy to be in obedience to the word of God and humble ourselves to glorify God.
I try to be humble and obedient to those who are in power, obedience to those in authority which God has granted to the officials of my country, and pray for them to rule the country according to the will of God and be successful in doing this. For I know this in this way I have obeyed God’s word. I try to obey along with those whom I see in a common situation with me. They never had any complaint, but just let the power of God be manifested in their lives, and though sometimes we read that they have used this right to defend themselves, for they had this right, I am not an exception as well and have used all possibilities and so forth and am waiting for the final result.
So I ask all the beloved ones to pray for me as the holy word has said. At the end I hope this be prepared as soon as possible, as the authorities of my country will do with free will according to their law and commandments which are answerable to.
May God’s Grace and Mercy be upon you now and forever. Amen.
The original letter in Farsi is posted here.
It is very encouraging that Pastor Youcef is not only able to communicate with the outside world, but that he is aware of the international outcry on his behalf. News of his story is reaching all the way around the world back into the heart of Iran.
It is critical that we keep this intense pressure on Iran for his release. Please continue to pray, Tweet for Youcef, and urge the U.S. Senate to quickly and unanimously pass a resolution demanding his release.
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President Obama’s Administration is forcing faith based medical institutions to provide abortion and birth control to women even though abortion and/or birth control may directly contradict the tenets of faith. This is a classic example of how Christianity is prevented from influencing government but government specifically in an unconstitutional manner is making a law affecting religion.
The Manhattan Declaration is a coalition of Christians (Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox) that stands for First Amendment Religious Liberty according to constitutional Original Intent and is embarking to battle this government intrusion into the Christian religion.
A Personal Message that Needs YOUR Reply
Take Action to Defend Religious Liberty
By Chuck Colson, Robert George and Timothy George
Sent: February 7, 2012 3:00 PM
Dear Manhattan Declaration Signer,
We have arrived at the crisis point we knew would come. Our religious liberties are in the greatest peril and we need you to act immediately and sign this petition.
Our federal government, charged under the Constitution not only to respect, but to protect and defend, our most fundamental freedoms, has now imposed upon people of all faiths a mandate that their institutions provide insurance to their employees to pay for abortion inducing drugs, surgical sterilizations, and contraceptives. There is, for all intents and purposes, no recognition of the rights of conscience for those Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, or other faith-based employers to be free of this imposition.
The Catholic Church, as the largest provider of faith-based education, health care, and social services for the poor, is on the front lines of the struggle, but because of the required abortion drug coverage and the violation of religious freedom at the heart of the mandate, it is a struggle that implicates all believers. If the mandate is rammed down the throats of Catholics, no people of faith will be safe.
The Catholic bishops of the United States, dozens of whom are signers of the Manhattan Declaration, have made clear that they cannot and will not bend to the mandate. If forced to choose between the law of Christ and the edict of Caesar, they have no doubt about which master they will serve. If necessary, they are prepared to close institutions, and even go to jail, rather than comply with a human dictate in violation of what they believe, in conscience, to be the will of God.
All of us pledged such fidelity in the Manhattan Declaration. We saw this day coming, though few of us realized it would come so soon. Now we face the test: Will we, as we promised to do, “ungrudgingly give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, but under no circumstances give to Caesar what belongs to God”?
For our part, we renew our pledge to each other and to each of you. We ask you to do the same. Let us not scatter in fear or yield our precious spiritual and constitutional rights. Let us stand with the Catholic bishops and with those of every faith who will stand with us in the defense of religious liberty and the rights of conscience.
We ask you to do two things:
1. First, we posted on the Manhattan Declaration website a petition to President Obama prepared by the Becket Fund, which we’re asking everyone to sign. Please let your friends know about this petition. Get 10 others to come to the ManhattanDeclaration.org website to sign it, and at the same time ask them to sign the Manhattan Declaration itself if they haven’t already. Please encourage all of your friends, family, and colleagues to sign it today! Those who would deny our liberties need to know millions of Christians are standing together to oppose them.
2. Second, we are also raising funds to hire a full-time helper with the Manhattan Declaration enterprise. The list of Manhattan Declaration signers could now double, and there will be significant grass roots activity that we want to encourage. Up until now, three of the sponsoring ministries have provided funding and part-time staff support. To get the job done we must have a separate staff dedicated to the work of the Manhattan Declaration movement. We haven’t had staff enough to answer all the correspondence let alone do some events.
If you can make a donation to help with this, please do so, but not at the expense of your church or other Christian organizations. We are asking you to contribute only if you can make an extra, sacrificial gift above and beyond your regular donations. Only twice have we asked the Manhattan Declaration signers to make a gift and you responded. However, if there is a moment for sacrifice, the moment is now.
Like no other time in recent American history we must stand together no matter the consequences. May God use our strong alliance to prevent this outrageous attack on our most fundamental civil liberty.
The Manhattan Declaration is a non-partisan statement of conscience in defense of human life, traditional marriage and religious freedom.