Here is an alternative Bible Prophecy thought for you. The USA will remain the most powerful military on Earth and will enhance its military position by embracing nationalism to a greater degree. Turkey will supersede Iran as the Islamic regional power. Hamas will look to Turkey as an arbiter of destiny. Israel and Hamas will reconcile with Hamas becoming the dominant organization over Arabs that call themselves Palestinians. Turkey’s Islamic domination will lead Muslims away from Arab nationalism to a kind of Islamic Universalism leading to the reestablishment of the Caliphate under Turkish auspices.
These are just some of the predictions from Walid Shoebat that seems to be the prophetic theme of a new book “The Case for Islamophobia: America’s Final Warning.”
I am guessing the prophetic essay “Prophecy: What Lies Ahead” is a preview of what is in Walid’s book. The essay goes against the grain of recent Biblical prophecy pundits and theologians with an emphasis that the book series “Left Behind” has it wrong.
I am certain Walid’s predictions will be criticized by both geopolitists and Biblical oriented prophetic writers. Nevertheless, the case is well presented and the only real critic will be the progression of time.
John R. Houk
© October 1, 2012
Let Freedom Ring has sent out an email that they desire to be shared. The question behind the email: “Is violent Islamic extremism at war with us?”
LFR then links to a website with a 30 second video called an advertisement entitled “At War?” LFR wants to run “At War?” as a TV ad to let people know how out of touch the Obama Administration is in Foreign Policy.
The email links to watch the video ad at a website called: Why Mr. President, Why?
You can the ad then go to the DONATE link to support the ad.
Then you will find a link to a petition. You should really consider signing. The petition’s purpose is “Tell President Obama to stop our taxpayer money from going to the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egyptian government.”
VIDEO: At War?
Published on Sep 30, 2012 by letfreedomringusa
I put all these links on one page so you do not have to navigate as much as I did. Below is the wording of the LFR email:
By Colin Hanna, President LFR
Sent: 10/1/2012 9:54 AM
Is violent Islamic extremism at war with us?
The Obama Administration’s public answer, featured in our new advertisement, was NO, they are NOT at war with us. Click here to watch our new advertisement, “At War?” and share with as many people as possible that Obama refuses to recognize that our enemies are at war with us!
Obama STILL hasn’t personally called the recent attack on our Libyan consulate a terrorist attack, but this should be no surprise, as our advertisement points out that he refused to call terrorist Carlos Bledsoe’s attack that killed Army Private Andy Long in Little Rock, Arkansas a terrorist attack. He called it a criminal act.
How can we defeat our enemies if we don’t recognize them for who they are and why they want to destroy us?
Now in the course of preparing to post the “At War?” message which I highly hope all participate I ran into a Website called Losing Our Sons: An American Tragedy. This is a title of movie protesting the Obama Administration and the U.S. Army not providing Purple Hearts for American soldiers that have died on American soil in the line of duty under Islamic Terrorism because of the Left Wing fear that it is politically incorrect that tragedies like what happened at the Ft Hood Massacre and a recruiting office in Arkansas were acts of war by Islamic terrorists.
This all goes to Obama’s refusal to admit America is at war with Radical Islam because God forbid that we non-Muslims of America (of whom which a majority call themselves Christians) say we are at war with a religion that openly hates Jews, Christians AND Americans.
Frankly friends that is just plain stupid. I pray American voters wake-up to just how much stupidity exists to not understand that Radical Muslims consider themselves at war with America.
Trailer to Losing Our Sons:
Losing Our Sons is a documentary and here is the descriptive summary:
A searing true story from America’s heartland, Losing Our Sons tells of two American families whose lives intersected through a shattering act of violence. Melvin Bledsoe, a small business owner in Memphis, watched with pride as his son Carlos went to Tennessee State University in Nashville to better his life through education. Daris Long, an ex-Marine, felt honored that his son, Andy, chose to follow in his footsteps by joining the military. But when Carlos Bledsoe murdered Andy Long in Little Rock, Arkansas, both fathers are forced to confront a new kind of American nightmare. As Melvin traced the trail that led Carlos from Nashville to Yemen and then to Little Rock, Daris confronted an American government that seems to be in denial about what happened to his son. This powerful documentary provides a moment of clarity for Americans who care about their families and their country’s future.
Executive Producer, Director and Co-Writer
Producer, Co-Director and Co-Writer
Ilya I. Feoktistov
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VIDEO: Petition the Army
On June 1, 2009, Private William “Andy” Long was killed and Private Quinton Ezeagwula was wounded outside a Little Rock Army recruitment center in a terror attack. It was the first Al Qaeda murder on US soil since 9/11. Andy’s killer, Carlos Bledsoe, who changed his name to Abdulhakim Mohammed when he converted to Islam, admitted to targeting US soldiers as part of what he termed his jihad.
Andy and Quinton were denied the Purple Heart award by the U.S Army because of “insufficient evidence”. The Justice Department decided not to bring federal terrorism charges and classified Andy’s murder as a street crime.
We call upon the U.S. Army to recognize the sacrifice made by Andy Long and Quinton Ezeagwula and award them the Purple Heart.
We have to fire Obama, his Czars and his Administration bureaucrats on November 6, 2012 – VOTE ROMNEY/RYAN!
Report: Obama Administration Removed 9/11 Threat Memo From Website After Libya Attack
October 1, 2012 9:03 am ET
A new report alleges that the State Department removed from its website a memo from Sept. 6 that advised U.S. personnel overseas that there was no credible threat of a terror attack to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11.
The memo was reportedly scrubbed from the website by the State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council sometime after the Libya consulate attack.
Chris Horner, author of “Liberal War On Transparency,” joined Steve Doocy on Fox and Friends to discuss the bombshell allegation. He said the move is not surprising, given what he calls the Obama administration’s lack of transparency over the last four years.
“They’re not into transparency beyond it being a talking point. By destroying records, generally, and I’ve shown there is a cyber bonfire going on in this administration, they’re covering up,” said Horner, who pointed out that the Obama administration has moved increasingly toward using private email instead of government accounts.
We Don’t Need Obama’s Inept Foreign Policy
John R. Houk
© October 1, 2012
Report: Obama Administration Removed 9/11 Threat Memo From Website After Libya Attack
© 2012 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Oops this was supposed to be posted before Interview with David Icke.
This section looks at the influence of Albert Pike who is more noted as a Ku Klux Klan big dog and a former Confederate General. Pike evidently was influential in Freemason thought as to using war to bring about the New World Order and One World Government. There is also a bit of an examination of a Conspiracy Theory I am not sold on which is that the Jewish Rothschild family is accused of running the shadows of European political power. In this Jews will take over the world conspiracy the Rothschilds are big dogs in the Illuminati elite. In my book this Rothschild demonization is Antisemitism. Since I am a huge supporter of Israel I tend to dismiss any blame the Jews Conspiracies.
Here is a third section from the Global Watch 2011 on the Illuminati New World Order.
WORLD WAR III: PREDLUE TO A WORLD ORDER
Having consolidated their financial grip on most of the European nations by the middle of the 1900s, the international bankers under the control of the Illuminati worked feverishly to extend their sphere of influence to the ends of the earth in preparation for their final assault on the United States – a nation which, through its unique Constitution, remained free. In the decades that followed it became apparent that, in order to achieve their goal of world domination, they would have to instigate a series of world wars which would result in leveling of the old world in preparation for the construction of the New World Order.
The plot for a series of world wars in the twentieth century which would culminate in triggering a third world war, which would pull in the Islamic world, was devised in the nineteenth century by Albert Pike [SlantRight Editor: Brief bio of Pike including book Morals and Dogma]. Albert Pike, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and the top Illuminist in America sent a letter to Guisseppe Mazzini (who at the time headed the international expansion of the Illuminati agenda) dated August 15, 1871.
The letter he wrote based on his divination experiences graphically outlined plans for three world wars that were seen as necessary to bring about the One World Order, and we can marvel at how accurately it has predicted events that have already taken place. This is not because the devil has powers of prophecy, but because his agents have undertaken to manipulate political events to closely follow his designs.
Pike stated that the first world war was to be fomented in order to destroy Czarist Russia- and to place that vast land under the direct control of Illuminati agents. Russia was then to be used as a ‘bogey man’ to further the aims of the Illuminati worldwide.
World War II was to be fomented through manipulation of the differences that existed between the German Nationalists and the Political Zionists. This was to result in an expansion of Russian influence and the establishment of a state of Israel in Palestine.
Two of the first wars have already taken place but there is a third world war which is yet to happen. Notice again Pikes reference to this third world war in This letter graphically outlined plans for three world wars that were seen as necessary to bring about the One World Order, and we can marvel at how accurately it has predicted events that have already taken place.
This is not because the devil has powers of prophecy, but because his agents have undertaken to manipulate political events to closely follow his designs. For a short time, this letter was on display in the British Museum Library in London, and it was copied by William Guy Carr, former Intelligence Officer in the Royal.
The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion. We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”
It is thus clear to see that the scheduling of the global elitist agenda is one in which Islam is a means to their end, not that Islam is their end. Despite the recent political surface level attempts to build bridges with the Islamic World, ultimately this is only to further extend and consolidate the Illuminati aims in the Middle East.
Noted author, Henry Makow also acknowledges that dynamics between the Illuminati and Islam, he states,
“Likewise, the Illuminati claim that the Second World War pitted the Fascists against the “political Zionists” so as to build up International Communism until it equaled in strength that of the United Christendom. According to Illuminati plans, the Third World War, which is to be fought between the political Zionists and the leaders of the Moslem world, will drain the international community. The purpose of the creation of Israel and the invasion of Iraq is to colonize the Muslim world and eradicate Islam. Islam is the biggest stumbling block to the Luciferian world religion, secular humanism.”
This is why Islam so vehemently despises freemasonry. The College of Islamic Jurisprudence, in its session convened at Makkah on 15th July 1978, examined the issue of Freemasonry, of those affiliated with it and the legal Islamic judgment on it, after adequate study of this dangerous organisation, inclusive of the College’s own published documents, books, and newspaper and journal articles. Its resulting decision was that it considered Freemasonry one of the most dangerously destructive organizations to Islam and to Muslims. In 1978 the College issued a fatwa clearly defining the official stance of Islam on Freemasonry.
Before embarking on its plan for World War III, the Illuminati would first have to end the Cold War, by subduing the Soviet Union, to render America the remaining Western superpower to be pitted against the Muslim World. Therefore, in a Time magazine cover story, published on Jan. 15, 1979, Brzezinski proclaimed Iran, Afghanistan, and the Indian subcontinent as an “arc of crisis” that posed a grave challenge to the West, though one that could also spell doom for the Soviet empire.
Essentially, in the Illuminati agenda, the Arc of Crisis was used as a pretext to ignite a band of Islamic fundamentalism across Central Asia, that could be first be used to bankrupt and destroy the Soviet Union, and then to recruit and engage a wave of Islamic fundamentalists to later be used as the spectre of terrorism with which to frighten the Western world. This strategy was revealed in the 1998 interview which Brzezinski, present foreign security advisor for the present US administration.
A woman by the name Svali, who was raised in the Illuminati cult, began writing a monthly column for survivors of Illuminati ritual abuse at Suite101.com. In December 2000, H.J. Springer, the editor of CentrExNews.com contacted Svali and conducted an extended 18-part interview with her by email. Svali made a number of critical comments.
“…there are some very powerful Jewish people in this group. For instance, the Rothschild family literally runs the financial empire in Europe (and indirectly the States), and are a well-known Jewish family. I have also known people whose parents were Jewish diamond merchants in the group, and at every level. But to rise to power in the Illuminati, a Jewish person at night would be forced to renounce their faith, and to give their first allegiance to Lucifer and the beliefs of the Illuminati.”
“…these leaders are heads in the financial world, OLD banking money. The Rothschild family in England, and in France, have ruling seats. A descendant of the Hapsburg dynasty has a generational seat. Descendants of the ruling families of England and France have a generational seat. The Rockefeller family in the US holds a seat…. The financiers, dating back to the bankers during the times of the Templar Knights who financed the early kings in Europe, created the Illuminati.”
“Most [Jews] would oppose this Illuminati scheme if they understood it. No wonder they think anti-Semitism is irrational and feel resentment. They don’t appreciate that many Jewish leaders secretly play a dominant role in the Illuminati plan.”
In the final issue of the “History of the Illuminati,” next month, we will seek to explore what the intentions of the Illuminati will be during the aftermath of World War III and why Israel is such an integral aspect of their strategy for total global world domination with the power of Islam broken in the Middle Eastern region.
John R. Houk
© August 17, 2012
Caroline Glick has written an essay that begins with the U.S. Foreign Policy debacle of doing nothing to keep Mao Zedong (Mao Tse Dung) from his Communist conquest of China. Mao wrested control of the Chinese government from the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-Chek who ended up fleeing to Formosa (Today’s Taiwan).
Glick compares Mao’s usurpation of power in China to allowing the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist President Mohamed Morsi of winning a close Egyptian election. Glick reports that Egyptian military authorities and generals have been fired and replaced with Muslim Brotherhood loyalists. Also Morsi has not called the Egyptian Parliament back (disbanded originally by Egyptian military) which Glick believes gives Morsi the power to write Egypt’s new Constitution. If Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood write the next Egyptian Constitution, this will probably instill dictatorial powers on the new Egyptian President. Glick believes these dictatorial powers will be on a larger scale than the Obama abandoned and deposed Hosni Mubarak’s power.
Glick then properly goes on to criticize Obama’s Foreign Policy of joining Turkey in supporting the Islamist rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Now I realize there will be really no difference in Israel-hate and American-hate from which ever Syrian broker eventually stabilizes control of Syria; however deposing Assad would throw a monkey wrench into the Iranian-Syrian military alliance at least for awhile. That actually would be to America’s benefit. Anything that sets Iran back with only a little resource involvement by the US is a plus for America.
If the Sunni-Islamists succeed in taking over Syria the animosity with Iran would only be temporary in my opinion. The one thing that unites and smoothes over the hatred between Sunni and Shia Muslims (Iran is a Shia Theocracy) is a mutual hatred for Jews and Israel.
I suspect if Israel attacks Iranian nuke sites the Sunni regimes of Turkey (Islamist government) and now Egypt (Muslim Brotherhood Islamist government) might begin to offer at the very least clandestine military aid to Iranian client Hezbollah and the Sunni-Islamist terrorists Hamas. Undoubtedly Hamas would join a Hezbollah attack from the north by making a southern military front against Israel. The Saudi Royal Family hates and fears the militant Shia Iran regime in becoming a regional hegemon. I believe it is a pretty good guess that the Wahhabi Clerics in Saudi Arabia would fully support the elimination of Israel’s existence. If the Saudi Royal Family does not want its own civil war it would probably support yet another invasion of Israel while working clandestinely with the USA to help thwart Iranian influence.
Israel’s existence is in volatile times. A nuclear armed Iran would be suicide for Israel. Israel must take the risk of regional war to stop the formation of nuclear warheads that can be placed on Iranian missiles that can easily reach Israel. If a regional war breaks out Israel would have to be harsh on the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians just to survive. I sense a President like Obama would condemn Israel for such self-preservation harshness against Palestinian Authority Arabs and Hamas governed Gaza Arabs. An Obama-like President might even desire to punish Israel by not helping the Jewish State to survive.
YOU DO KNOW what would happen to Jews in a defeated Israel, right? There would be a SECOND Holocaust that would either rival the Hitler-Nazi Holocaust or even exceed those dimensions of butchery.
American voters need to vote for a President that is Pro-Israel and willing to stand with Israel even if doing so is not Politically Correct to the rest of the Western World. Currently that man is GOP Nominee Mitt Romney. Standing with Israel will bring the blessings of God Almighty for blessing God’s Chosen People.
I am not Jewish; nonetheless I and other Biblical Christians support Israel because the Jewish State’s existence is prophetic. Eventually Jesus Himself will Return and the Jews will comprehend He is their Messiah as much as He is the Christian Messiah (i.e. the Christ) of Christian Believers looking for the fulfillment of God’s plans for His Creation. Salvation is of the Jews.
Yup, you pegged me: I am a Christian Zionist (SA Jewish Virtual Library). The kind of person Leftists, Muslims and erstwhile so-called Progressive Christians dislike immensely. Unfortunately many Liberal and Observant Jews distrust the motivation of Christian Zionists.
[SlantRight Editor Side Note: The distrust is in the Christian Zionist motivation to be a friend of Israel. Jews are not real hip to Christian proselytizing because of the unscriptural and horrid treatment Jews received at the hands of Christians taught to hate Jews as Christ-killers. The accusation was unfair in Christian history and it is unfair now.
For one thing polytheistic Romans were goaded into Crucifying Christ at the behest of power-station minded Jewish leadership (viz. the Sanhedrin monopolized by Pharisees but dominated by Greek mindset Sadducees).]
Well that is my two-cents. The analysis of Israel’s predicament and U.S. Foreign Policy is much more eloquently provided by Caroline Glick. You should READ IT.
Hmm … One really doesn’t read anything from the MSM relating to Iraq unless there is a story that arbitrarily insults the United States of America. You know though – I believe Iraq is still a nation that quite likely will split three ways when the last combat regiment leaves the region carved into a nation by the British (SA HERE) casting favors to tribal Arab allies during WWI.
In an instant Institute for the Study of War (ISW) email there is a news briefing about what is happening in Iraq as the American coalition of the willing downsizes its presence. Here a clue: The Syrian Civil War also includes Syrians other than Radical Muslim Sunnis that desire freedom from Shia Alawite President Bashar al-Assad.
John R. Houk
© May 19, 2012
Danny Jeffrey sent me the Reuters link in which the theme was America is ready for a military strike on Iran because of the WMD potential of uranium enrichment that is ongoing.
Now Danny has written an awesome essay that shines a light on President Barack Hussein Obama’s choices and agenda toward a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Just to get you started in the thinking realm. Does anyone really think Obama had any intention of using the military option on Iran after fairly definitive proof is unfolding of Iran’s agenda to make nuclear warheads? Danny suggests that Obama did not have a military intention in his bones; however it is also becoming clearer that Western nations and a few Arab nations are leery of a nuclear armed Iran and might look the other way if Israel sends their own attack force against Iranian nuclear facilities.
If Obama condemned such an action by Israel when proof is unfolding of Iran’s nefarious nuke agenda prior to Election Day 2012, there probably would political repercussions for Obama to face. Or perhaps Obama throws Israel under the bus after Israel takes an existential military move against Iran which undoubted will be followed by Hezbollah and Hamas and even maybe the Palestinian Authority (PA) attacking Israel in concert with an Iranian counter-attack.
Even after the anti-Israel propaganda from American-Leftists and Pro-Palestinian apologists there is still a lot of love for Israel in this nation. If Obama uses his butt to sit on his hands as a massive counter-attack takes place, Obama will lose reelection handily.
Obama is no political dummy, but he is politically evil in his transformation agenda for America. I think Obama will attempt to use a stall tactic learned from Iran to publicly get Iran to join further nuclear negotiations with a public rebuke of or else in a military response. If Iran is geopolitically savvy enough to take the Obama stall bait, it will allow Obama to push Israel further under the bus. However, if Prime Minister Netanyahu is geopolitically savvy enough he will abandon any Obama stall nuke negotiations with Iran and take the opportunity to force Obama to support Israel for political survival in the White House.
Now this is a good point for me to enlist you into Danny Jeffrey’s thoughts on a military strike on Iran and Obama’s agenda in such a strike. But before you go there read Jeffrey’s blog post “NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN…STILL HAUNTING THE HOPEFUL”. That post is about public wishful thinking versus preparation for the political stark reality. Then read Jeffrey’s “THE STRIKE ON IRAN AND ITS REPERCUSSIONS”.
Reuters produced this headline on May 17: “Plans to strike Iran “ready,” says U.S. Israel envoy”.
For me this was great news that Obama might actually do something other than totally selling out Israel to a Radical Islamic Theocratic nation like Iran. Then I read this in the short news story:
The United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany have been using sanctions and negotiations to try to persuade Iran to curb its uranium enrichment, which can produce fuel for reactors, medical isotopes, and, at higher levels of purification, fissile material for warheads.
The problem I have with that statement is that both Russia and China have been responsible for technological, military and/or nuke aid to Iran for some time now. Due to Russian-Chinese commitments to Iran I question any commitment by Russia and China to join the USA, UK, France and Germany to twist Iranian thumbs on Nuke weapons.
John R. Houk
© November 19, 2011
It is extremely politically incorrect to say we are at war with Islam. Things get a bit stickier in attempting to define the “we” that is at war with Islam. Is the “we” Western Culture? If the “we” is Western Culture, this would include Europe (Eastern and Western), Australia, North America and South America.
The part of Europe dominated by the European Union would go into apoplectic spasms at the suggestion that the EU was at war with Islam. Islam has made such enormous inroads into European culture that the doctrine of multicultural diversity makes it anathema to criticize Islam as inimical to a Christian influenced European culture.
As an amateur analyst (meaning more guessing than data) it appears Islam is not yet a multicultural diversity factor in most of Latin America (Mexico & Central America of North America and Central America & South America). Of the miniscule Muslims in Latin America there is significant Radical Islamic influence occurring in Latin America. The Radical Islamic influence is from overt Islamic terrorists (Like Hezbollah) or supporters of Islamic terrorism (Like Wahhabi Saudis, Muslim Brotherhood and Iran). The Islamic terrorist connection appears to be a hook-up with Drug Cartels. It is a good guess that Drug Cartels are clients of Radical Islamists that produce the poppy plants that are then turned into opiates (e.g. heroine) which the Drug Cartels sell to the North American addicts with money. The Islamic Terrorist/Drug Cartel symbiotic relationship is based on messing up America even if the reasons might be diverse.
Australia has shared Europe’s Multiculturalism; however Australia is experiencing a bit of an awakening toward Islam’s threat to Western Culture and even big dog politicians are hollering from the mountain tops about the dark side of Islam.
Then there is English speaking North America – USA and Canada.
Canada is still inflicted with Multicultural Diversity when it comes to Islam. A negative publication concerning Islam or a negative radio/TV piece on Islam will land you in jail, a fine or a civil suit for defaming a religion.
There are many people and organizations in America striving to educate Americans about the dark side of Islam. Brigitte Gabriel’s ACT for America is my favorite and the work of Pamela Gellar of Atlas Shrugs and American Freedom Defense Initiative/Stop Islamization of America (AFDI/SIOA) is excellent as well.
Islamic organizations are active in America to bring Islam to America. In this nation in which religious freedom is considered a preeminent freedom, it might sound odd that I raise the flag that there is an Islamic threat. After all Christianity is an evangelistic religion determined to follow the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior to share the Good News of Redemption by the Blood of Christ. The problem with Islam is that it is not merely a religion that is what Christians would call an evangelistic religion. Rather Islam is as much a socio-political ideology as it is a theo-religious faith. Islamic holy writings desire not only an inner struggle to follow the path of submission to Allah, but also an outer struggle to politically bring the Islamic religion to non-Muslims. Don’t be deceived by such attributions as there is no compulsion of religion in Islam.
There is no compulsion in Islam if the Sharia rules are complied with. Let us take a Christian nation or people in the cross hairs of an imperialistic conquest minded Muslim army. The socio-political instruments Islam developed a system to degrade non-Muslims to sweeten the deal of convert, dhimmi livelihood or death. Conquest was relatively quick by Muslim conquering armies but conversion to Islam was not. Islamic Supremacism, with the usage of humiliation of the non-Muslim, brought converts to Islam over the centuries to the point that Christians ended up as the minority. Additionally, the pockets of Christians allowed to survive became accustomed to the second class citizenship of a dhimmi; hence Christian communities in the lands conquered by Muslims actually developed the brainwashed concept that their humiliation and the jizya tax brought protection from persecution.
If you exclude what is left of Communist nations like, China, N. Korea and Vietnam; the primary persecutors of Christians globally are Muslims. This is where my ire begins to stir! The West is so invested in political correctness that if a Muslim or an Islamic belief is condemned, the Leftists and Muslim apologists come crawling out of the woodwork to cry victim insinuating that prejudicial hate-speech is being leveled. AND YET when Christians in Muslim nations (Middle East and Africa primarily but else ware as well) are beaten, the women raped, the children stolen, a convert to Christianity faces death for apostasy, Christians in general are murdered and sometimes slaughtered for just being Christian and on and on; then where is the moral outrage?
No European nations are standing up with threatening messages to Muslim nations to do something about persecution of Christians. Frankly I am not even hearing preachers, priests, Bishops, Cardinals or the Pope take a stand and have the guts to protest the heinous treatment of Christians in Muslim lands. THIS SILENCE IS REPREHENSIBLE!
Are “we” at war with Islam? Doggone it; we are at war with Islam because Islam is at war with the West. The problem is the West is too comfortable to admit we are at war with Islam. Western religious wars of yesteryear have made the admission that a theo-political religion like Islam would engage with the superior technology of the West causing the strife and the return to national pride that many Western nations have lost. The loss of cultural pride is particularly the case of Europe. The loss of cultural pride is a symptom of multicultural diversity that accepts the uniqueness of diverse foreign cultures rather than honoring the foreign culture and expects assimilation into the host culture.
If the West does not wake up soon, the same treatment Christians receive in Muslim lands will be the identical treatment in Western lands for Christians, Secularists and atheists alike.
Raymond Ibrahim inspired my thoughts on Islam and the West. A couple of days ago he posted an essay that examines the persecution of Christians by Muslims for just the month of October 2011. If you are a person that can feel righteous indignation beyond political correctness then you should read what Muslims have done to Christians in October alone.
John R. Houk
© September 9, 2011
Israel will be attacked again. At this stage of geopolitics it could be an “either-or” or an “and or” situation in an attack on Israel. Islamic terrorism in which Arabs acquire arms from rogue nation-states has had the effect of creating armies without a sovereign nation. This is especially the case of Hamas and Hezbollah that have experienced wars that got their butts kicked yet unsatisfactorily did not experience unconditional defeat. The ability of Hamas and Hezbollah still existing after a military onslaught by the Israeli militarily has tarnished Israel’s once shield of military invincibility against Muslim militaries.
In the evolution of Arab-Israeli wars since Israel became a sovereign nation in 1948 has taken Israel from a strategy of hopefully surviving Arab invasions to the strategy of anticipating an Arab invasion and preemptively attacking before the ocean of Arabs could attack tiny Israel. The Soviet weaponry supply to Arab nations did nothing to create a formidable Arab force. The Yom Kippur War of 1973 was a successful Arab sneak attack with the better trained Israeli soldiers repulsing the attacks of Syria and Egypt followed by the IDF giving those Arab inferior Armies a spanking in their own territory.
Arab nations do not invade Israel any more. Rather the 21st century Arab strategy is for Islamic terrorists not affiliated to a sovereign nation to come out of the cracks causing havoc inside Israel and go back and hide in their cockroach holes or behind women and children to await the Israeli response.
The Israeli problem is they are now the victim of Arab-Palestinian propaganda which has effectively convinced the Left Wing dominated West to believe that Arabs are the victims. Because of the successful anti-Israel propaganda Israel is prevented from going after the terrorists as they did against invading Arab nations. Why? The Islamic terrorists merge into the general population of their safe havens. If a civilian (which in my opinion is a pretending civilian) gets critically hurt or killed in the line of fire Israel is always accused of disproportionate response.
The problem with holding Israel to the West’s vision of a proportionate response to Islamic terrorism enables the cockroaches to hide effectively until they have been resupplied and embark again on Islamic terrorist attacks in Israel. It is my opinion that Israel should throw out the fear of the accusation of the disproportionate response and attack Hamas, Hezbollah and PA amalgamated terrorists until there is NO terrorist infrastructure left.
After an unconditional defeat of the Islamic terrorists it is my opinion that the politically incorrect expulsion of all Arabs that cannot live with the existence of a Jewish State. THEN Israel will be back to focusing on cowardly Muslim armies from nations and the shining new armor of invincibility returns.
Now these thoughts were meant to be an introduction to an Ari Bussel article which is about complacence to the strategies of Islamic terrorists. Below is that Bussel essay that stirred my passion.
War is Inevitable
By Ari Bussel
Sent: 9/8/2011 10:37 AM
The number of dead Israelis is mounting, and the war has not even officially begun.
It commenced with a combined attack near Eilat, in Israel’s south, and quickly crept up moving in two directions, one along the seashore in a north-north-westerly direction, the other in a north-north-easterly direction crossing the vast expanse of the Negev.
The Gazans realized that firing multiple missiles at once renders Israel’s Iron Dome system less effective. It is able to stop some, but not all the missiles. So a barrage of Grad missiles hit Israeli towns and cities, like the Negev capital, Beer Sheva.
The escalation has been fast and calculated. Israel has been as swift in eliminating the perpetrators of the attack and their direct commanders, but alas there is a never-ending stream of volunteers-to-the-cause behind them. One is destroyed; ten stand to fill his place.
Thirty missiles launched, thousands ready to be launched behind them. No shortage here either.
And this is from one source: Gaza.
The Middle East in 2011 has proven that the impossible and unthinkable happens and keeps surprising us with its appearance, intensity and grandeur. Mubarak, Qaddafi, Assad, Turkey’s ascent, Egypt’s cancellation of the Peace Treaty with Israel. Some are still in the works, but then there is a whole third of the year still ahead of us.
Thus, one must always look at the bigger picture and other players in the region. Those who call themselves “Palestinians” (residents and citizens of Israel, namely Israeli Arabs) have not joined the uprising of their brethren in Gaza yet. Hezbollah has not reared its ugly head, and is extremely coordinated with Hamas in Gaza. Then there are multiple others in this neighborhood, all hostile to Israel and seeking its destruction.
Israelis in the south are feeling the discomfort of living under missile fires, but the rest of Israel, for the moment, is quiet. Not for long.
So what does Israel do? The reaction does not extend beyond those directly responsible. Alas, Israel is mistaken again. Those responsible are not only the launchers and their cohort of bandits. Instead, it is the system as a whole and Hamas, from the snake’s head to the last “freedom fighters”-terrorists. It is the Palestinian Authority. It is Hezbollah and its system of caves and underground bunkers, from its head-rat to the last “Warrior.” It is Syria who has been supplying the military might to Hezbollah, and it is Iran who has been masterminding, supplying, training and orchestrating the events.
What is Israel to do? Should it choose collective punishment or wait, licking its wounds, burying its dead and lamenting some illusion of an elusive peace? Maybe ignore all that is happening against it and focus instead on members of its middle-class losing their standing and becoming destitute?
Luckily at this point in time, Israel will be left with no choice but to retaliate. Israel would not be able to ignore the mounting dead, day after day, and the dozens injured. The disruption of daily life would become unbearable and would creep toward the Center, where all the “beautiful souls” who want peace and think Israel needs to surrender now bask in the joys of life. Life in oblivion will continue until the missiles get to their doorsteps, or actually until they start falling from the skies on their rooftops and gardens, parks and shopping centers, cafes and restaurants.
There will be only one course of action, one that has conveniently been avoided repeatedly. Israel’s air superiority has proven insufficient. Ground action is necessary, as was evident both in the Second War in Lebanon in the summer of 2006 and during the land excursion into Gaza in late December 2008 – beginning January 2009.
Israel will have to conquer Gaza, kilometer by kilometer, until the region once again is under full Israeli control. Israel will have to disengage the Gazans from Gaza in a unilateral action to reverse the Disengagement of the summer of 2005.
For those who may mistake Gaza for anything other than what it is, it is an area of approximately 150 square miles (25 x 6). Its residents have vowed to do everything to bring on Israel’s destruction and are acting against civilian centers in Israel. They initiate death and mayhem, the classic definition of inflicting terror.
For them, all courses of action are beneficial: Kill Israelis, it helps. Wound them, not bad. Be killed? It is OK since you are going to heaven for an eternal-life of sex with virgins and enslavement of women. Anyone killed fighting is fine, since it will help hasten Israel’s downfall. They create scenes that the most famous theatrical productions in the world would not be ashamed to host. Israel is then accused of “collective punishment” and “committing atrocities.”
Not enough dead? Inflate the numbers or exhume bodies from graves. That will do just fine.
Whatever they do, there is a carte blanche justification, whereas whatever happens as a result is Israel’s fault. At the end of the day, Israel will be blamed according to the double standard now in effect. The world deliberately ignores the facts and fabricates Goldstone Reports of its own.
Israel’s action must be swift and painful. It must overtake Gaza, destroying everything in its wake if there is even the slightest sign of resistance. Shoot from a mosque, school or hospital, or even from the most revered “UN buildings,” these should be destroyed within moments. Imagine the sights and sounds of the ensuing explosions, with all those missiles and explosives stored there. Guilty of war crimes? The party that uses civilian centers to warehouse elements of war?
There must be refugee camps erected elsewhere, and the population transferred to these camps far away from Gaza. Gaza must no longer exist.
Why? Clearly because Gaza contains the largest stockpile of missiles and other means of warfare in the entire region. Also because Gaza has another side, hidden from above, of underground tunnels creating a city below a city. Lastly, because there are supposedly real refugees who keep squandering the billions they receive from Europe, the UN and elsewhere. Let them be at a real refugee camp and let Israel take care of them.
Israel may have to foot the bill in the short term, but it can keep a tab and present it to all those concerned. Besides, treating the “refugee” problem once and for all will be much cheaper than perpetuating the idea of “eternal refugees.”
Gaza must be no more. It wants war, not peace, so it must be prepared for the fulfillment of its craving. If it wants to die, Israel must ensure that terror dies with it. All the “innocent” Gazans can be transferred. They never wanted to be in Gaza in the first place. They want Jaffe and Acre, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
In fact, as a first step, they should be moved to Judea and Samaria. In newly erected tent cities there will be schools where math and foreign languages, literature and science are taught, not how to become a martyr or a terrorist. Schools where childhood blossoms rather than destroyed. Schools where hatred is eradicated and love and respect taught.
At one point there will be peace, but for peace to exist, there must be no Gaza. Gaza at the moment is the power base of evil, the embodiment of Israel’s failure to deal with a situation and the clear upper hand of Hamas.
Hamas calls things by name. It is time that it is fed some of its own medicine.
Some may say that this will lead to Israel loosing its support base with American Jews and others throughout the world. To them I say, American Jewry long ago deserted the Jewish State, and the world will condemn Israel no matter what she does. So she must act. It is better to be alive and accused than dead and maligned.
Israel Needs an Unconditional Surrender
John R. Houk
© September 9, 2011
War is Inevitable
The series “Postcards from America—Postcards from Israel” by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager is a compilation of articles capturing the essence of life in America and Israel during the first two decades of the 21st Century.
The writers invite readers to view and experience an Israel and her politics through their eyes, Israel visitors rarely discover and Israelis often ignore.
This point—and often—counter-point presentation is sprinkled with humor and sadness and attempts to tackle serious and relevant issues of the day. The series began in 2008, appears both in print in the USA and on numerous websites and is followed regularly by readership from around the world.
© “Postcards from America — Postcards from Israel,” August, 2011
First Published August 20, 2011
This is one of the most passionate essays I have read by Ari Bussel. Bussel blends the subject of Israel’s survival, global Anti-Semitism and Jew-hating Conspiracy Theories nearly into a Jeremiah form of lamentation over Israel and global Jewry’s survival. Truly an Awesome piece of writing!