A New Hope


I enjoyed this editorial outlook from Rick Joyner the head of MorningStar Ministries. I tend to lead toward Charismatic/Pentecostal/Word of Faith. If that invokes hate, we can pray for each other.

 

JRH 1/15/20

Your generosity is always appreciated – various credit, check 

& debit cards are accepted by my PayPal account: 

Please Support NCCR

Or support by getting in the Coffee from home business – 

OR just buy some FEEL GOOD coffee.

 

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

*************************

A New Hope

 

By Rick Joyner

January 14, 2020

MorningStarMinisties.org

 

We live in a remarkable world in remarkable times. Advances in every field are coming at warp speed, except for one area: our sense of well-being. Depression and anxiety are increasing while happiness is decreasing. Why?

 

The increasing psychological instability is not the fault of technological advances as much as it is the powerful and systematic attack on our moral and cultural foundations. The fastest way to kill a plant is to cut it off from its roots, and the fastest way to destroy a nation is to cut it off from its history and its stabilizing traditions. For nearly a century, America has been the focus of an intentional and relentless strategy to do this using revisionist historians.

 

The goal of the revisionists is to rewrite our history, making the good look evil and the evil look good. Each new generation of these pseudo historians have gotten more extreme than the previous one. By this we are being cut off from our roots, as well as from the powerful vision and purpose for the future that fueled our growth and strength as a nation. When the historical and cultural foundations are shaken, people feel the instability, which results in anxiety. Anxiety leads to depression.

 

Medication has been the primary way to fight this rising anxiety and depression. While this can give some temporary relief, it does not solve the problem. Medication can dull the senses, making us feel secure in a condition in which we are increasingly vulnerable. That keeps us from addressing the source of the anxiety and depression, which can be a very real threat.

 

The Prophet Isaiah explained in the first chapters of his prophecy how turning good into evil and evil into good is an ultimate depravity to which a nation can fall. This leads to honoring the dishonorable and dishonoring the honorable. This twists and perverts the character of the nation, and thus its stability.

 

As Isaiah went on to declare, such perversion of a nation will bring the judgment of God upon it in increasingly severe measure. This judgment begins with making “capricious children its leaders.” Cannot anyone look at what is happening in our nation’s capital today and not see that we are well into this phase of judgment?

 

After this comes increasingly severe judgments, such as natural disasters and wars, until the ultimate destruction of the nation. What has been the experience of our country over the last few decades?

 

The implication is that these are self-inflicted consequences of removing the hedge of protection God places around the nations that obey Him. As Isaiah warned, such nations will be afflicted with increasingly severe natural disasters. Consider that just a couple of decades ago, it shocked the nation when we suffered $10 billion in damage from natural disasters in a year. We are now surpassing $300 billion in losses each year. How bad will it have to get to wake us up?

 

There is one thing we can do to turn the nation from the wicked ways that are leading to our destruction—obey the commandment to “Honor your fathers and mothers.” This is the only commandment God gave with a promise attached: that it would go well with us and we would dwell long in the land. It guarantees this because it reconnects us to the roots from which our life comes.

 

We honor our fathers and mothers by remembering them, studying them, and seeking to hear the wisdom they passed on to us. If we go back to the history written before the corruption of the revisionists, we will find our forefathers and mothers to have been some of the best, most courageous, good, and remarkable characters in all of history. They are deserving of honor, not the lies that are being written about them now.

 

None of our ancestors were perfect, and neither was the civilization they built. Some great advances were the result of evil motives, and there were many tragic mistakes along the way. We must study these as well, not to dishonor those who made them but to learn so that we don’t repeat them. Even so, we must always keep in mind that “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble”(see James 4:6, I Peter 5:5 NKJV). Therefore, we must not fall to generational pride and think we are so much better and smarter now. Even if we are in some ways, it is because we have been given the grace to learn from them.

 

Proverbs 4:18 states, “The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.” Civilization has benefitted from ever increasing light. This came from the understanding of new generations being added to what was passed on to them. For this reason, it is not right or just to judge those in history by our times. Rather, they must be viewed in the light of their own times.

 

We also must keep in mind that we “see in part” and “know in part.” There is always more to the story. For example, revisionist historians have tried to paint American Founding Fathers like Washington and Jefferson as being evil because they were slaveowners. We concur that slavery is evil, but so did Washington and Jefferson. They both wrote and spoke out against it. They called it not just evil, but a plague and a curse. So why did they own slaves? They inherited their slaves. British, and then Virginia, law forbid the freeing of slaves. Both Washington and Jefferson freed their slaves at the time of their deaths, which at the time was the only way to do it.

 

There is almost always another side to the story that paints it in an entirely different color. Even so, we acknowledge that it was a grave mistake for any of the states to be allowed to pass such laws in basic conflict with the Constitution. It was done for political expedience, a motive that has continued to allow both unconstitutional and evil actions by our government. These have now led to untenable divisions in the nation, just as slavery did. Such compromises of our core values have cost the nation dearly, including the Civil War.

 

Every generation has had flaws, sinned, and made mistakes, but did they advance the light? Like the biblical history of Israel, some generations did well and some did not. Even so, we can find some things and people to honor in every generation, and we can learn important lessons from each one. For some, we should stand in awe at what they accomplished. As we look back, we will find in our national fathers and mothers some of the most interesting, courageous, and great souls to have walked the earth. Let this inspire us to pick up where they left off and keep advancing what is right, and true, and just.

 

I wish to see all unjust and unnecessary discriminations everywhere abolished, and that the time may come when all our inhabitants of every color and discrimination shall be free and equal partakers of our political liberties. 

– Founding Father John Jay

 

The welfare of America is intimately bound up with the happiness of humanity. She is going to become a cherished and safe refuge of virtue, of good character, of tolerance, of equality, and of a peaceful liberty.

 – French General Marquis de Lafayette

+++++++++++++++++++

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

______________________

© 2020 by Rick Joyner. All rights reserved.

 

To order additional copies of this Heritage Brief, or to request a copy of our latest catalog, call 803-802-5544 ext. 266. To order other MorningStar books and resources online, visit store.morningstarministries.org

 

Rick Joyner’s Word for the Week

 

Prophetic Prayer for New Year 2020


I’m a Christian with a huge political slant to the Right. My loving wife – God Bless Her Forever – is all about faith and family. Below is a prophetic prayer for 2020 she has sent to family and friends. Be blessed this 2020 in Christ Jesus and thank you Diana Lynn.

JRH 12/31/19

Your generosity is always appreciated: 

Please Support NCCR

Or support by getting in the Coffee from home business – 

OR just buy some FEEL GOOD coffee. 

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

************************

Prophetic Prayer for New Year 2020

By Diana L. Houk

(Beloved wife of Blog Editor John R. Houk)

© December 31, 2019

 

“THIS IS MY PRAYER FOR ME & YOU” “TO WALK IN LOVE” THIS NEW YEAR 2020, & TELL THE ONES YOU LOVE THAT YOU LOVE THEM!!!! WISHING MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

 

May 2020 be filled with much LOVE, JOY, AND PEACE for you and your families. May you fill the Love and Presence of our Father and the Lord Jesus each and every new day!!!!!!!

 

The new year will be full of surprises. As diligently as you may plan, tomorrow, next week, or next month is a puzzle to all but God. Your supreme purpose, then, for this year is to walk in harmony with His predetermined will by employing three essential disciplines.

 

🔴1. LAY ASIDE EVERY ENCUMBRANCE AND SIN – Willful sin or unproductive habits hinder your spiritual growth. By His grace ask Him “JESUS” to help you abandon these unnecessary weights.

 

🔴2. CONCENTRATE ON ENDURANCE – Do not let disappointments or setbacks take you out of the race. Accept that they, too, are part of the course God has divinely planned.

 

🔴3. FOCUS ON JESUS – Turn away from all that distracts you & the very appearance of bad or evil. Look by faith steadfastly to Him. Cast your burdens on Him. Seek His face daily through personal prayer and sustained intake of His Word (READ THE WORD). The Word of GOD is Him speaking to you, Your PRAYER life is you speaking to GOD – A fixed focus of faith on Jesus Christ will lighten your load, equip you to handle the tough times, and guide you into His will for your life in this new year…….

 

ENTER HIS GATES WITH PRAISE & THANKSGIVING

 

❤️BLESSINGS & DIVINE FAVOR BE UPON YOU IN THIS NEW YEAR IN JESUS PRECIOUS NAME❤️

+++++++++++++++

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

__________________________

Edited by John R. Houk

© Diana L. Houk

 

We Must Not Allow The Dems To Replace Our Judeo/Christian Foundation


Yesterday I voiced my criticism for the magazine Christianity Today’s (CT) warped Christian values for supporting the removal of President Trump from Office in the post “The Galli Poppycock of Christianity Today”. TODAY I found a post written by Ron Edwards supporting authentic Christian values that CT seems to have forgotten in criticizing Trump – a proven supporter of Christianity since becoming POTUS.

 

JRH 12/28/19

Please Support NCCR

Or support by getting in the Coffee from home business – 

OR just buy some healthy coffee.

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

************************

We Must Not Allow The Dems To Replace Our Judeo/Christian Foundation

 

By Ron Edwards

December 27th, 2019

News With Views

 

In the Bible, the word of God plainly states Thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his ox or his lamb, etc.  Though all sin is abhorrent to God almighty, He is gets especially torqued up about the abuse of children.  God is adamant about training up a child in the way he should go, so that he does not permanently wander into damnation.  Since the time predating the massive floods during the time of Noah, people of the dark left have always sought to harm children.  They understood, just as the leftists of today fully comprehend, that to bring about society’s destruction, simply ruin, corrupt, pervert and murder the children.  Even the chosen Jewish people of God had their periods of spiritual and moral devolution and sacrificed their children to an imaginary god called Molech.  They would literally force their own children to walk into a roaring fire, just to appease a fictitious god that does not exist.  It is stressful to watch police officers preventing parents from protecting little children from perverted transgender adults at libraries.  The perverts sit the young ones on their laps or lie with them on the floor while indoctrinating their fertile minds with utter filth.

 

When I was a little boy, I would hear the older folks exclaiming “just when I think it couldn’t get any worse, it does.”  Even though I am not old, I now find myself making the same statement with increasing regularity.  It is heartbreaking to witness how in the greatest nation ever formulated by man there are now, so-called human beings who want to force society into legalizing pedophilia.  Perhaps the number one reason the freaks are now so emboldened is because of a concerted effort to abolish the teaching of and adherence to good moral standards.  In fact, that is one of the noted Cloward/Piven strategies to as Aliobama put it, “To fundamentally transform America.”  Our Heavenly Father stated, “do not harm the children.”  For hundreds of years, the Islamists have systematically raped boys for sport.  During the Obama administration an American soldier got into deep trouble for rescuing an eleven year old boy from being raped in Afghanistan by adults.  The reason given was because it is their religious culture.

 

Today in the United States pedophiles are calling themselves “Minor Attracted Persons” and desire inclusion in the unnatural LGBTQ community. YIKES!! Pedophiles are rebranding themselves as “MAPS”, or minor attracted Persons”, all part of an evil effort to gain acceptance and to try to normalize their horrible desires in the minds of the increasing numbers of ignorant individuals.  According to Urban Dictionary, the blanket term MAP includes infantophiles (infants), pedophiles (pre-pubescent children), and ephebophiles (post-pubescent children).  Some MAPs or Non-offending Minor Attracted Persons”. These pedophiles seek to be a part of the LGBTQ gaggle of unnatural sexual practitioners, even going so far as to make a “Pride” flag for Gay Pride Month.

 

The Bible warned us that there would come a time when what’s right would be called wrong and what’s wrong would be called right.  At first, very quietly, but in recent years with an increasingly bold in your face attitude the Social “injustice” left has been working and lobbying to change the classification of pedophilia, from a deviant sin and mental illness, to a sexual orientation.  If you naively believe this type of leap is not possible, let’s not forget that until 1973, the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental illness.  But that was reversed after nonstop lobbying and leftist social pressure.  In 2018, the World Health Organization announced that they would no longer consider people who wanted to become transgender as a mental disorder, then changed it to an orientation.  Now ask yourself if you still believe it is impossible for the destructive leftists who run many organizations and boards won’t at least try to reclassify pedophilia as well.

 

“We The people” cannot stupidly sit on the sidelines, but must stand and push back against the evil darkness that would force society to accept adults raping babies.  It is wicked enough to still allow abortion murders, but to compound the evil being perpetrated against children via pedophile/child rapists would set our nation up for a justified punishment from our heavenly Creator.  It is my sincere prayer and belief that we Americans will soon return to the blessed principles enumerated in Holy Scripture.  For the word of God is the pathway to Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  For if we will not step up and protect those among us who cannot protect themselves, then we shall give up the right to even expect the blessings and protection of God who shed HIS grace upon the United States of America.  God bless you, God bless America and may America bless God.

+++++++++++++++++

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

_____________________________

© 2019 Ron Edwards – All Rights Reserved

E-Mail Ron Edwards: ronedwards@edwardsnotebook.com

 

 

About the Author: Ron Edwards

 

Ron Edwards, producer and host of The Edwards Notebook, a syndicated radio commentary, is a talented and gifted commentator with over two decades of experience. Ron Edwards is a well versed journalist with a fiery delivery of information, thought provoking conversation, and humor. The Edwards Notebook delivers a wealth of knowledge in an entertaining and educational format. Ron Edwards brings to the airwaves unapologetic truth sure to keep his listening audience tuned in every time. He is respected by friends and foe alike for is consistency of conviction and originality in commentary. Ron Edwards has served for over 25 years as a news anchor in several Midwest markets including Cleveland and Detroit. He has been a guest of television, radio, and has had numerous articles written about him throughout the United States including, The Detroit News, Headway Magazine, Houston and The Call and Post, Cleveland. Ron Edwards broadcasting history includes news anchor in major markets, such as WJMO, WCPN, and WGAR, Cleveland and WWJ, WJR and WDTK, Metro Detroit.

 

The Edwards Notebook can be heard on many radio stations throughout the U.S., daily on Constitutional Patriot Radio and coming in October, Ron Edwards will host his own show with Constitutional Patriot Radio. The Edwards Notebook airs on WDTK FM 92.7 and AM 1400 on Fridays at 7:30 AM EST, Saturdays at 9:30 AM EST, WWII 720 AM, Harrisburg, PA, The Rick Swier Show on WWPR AM 1490, Talk Sun Coast Radio in Florida. Ron Edwards also guest hosts “The Freedom’s Journal” every Wednesday 11:00 AM on Urban Family Talk and the American Family Radio Network. He is also a weekly contributor with Fairfax Free Citizen, an online newspaper, http://www.fairfaxfreecitizen.com Ron Edwards is also a highly sought after reoccurring guest on the top rated talk show “Let It Rip” on Fox2 TV, Detroit.

 

Ron Edwards is a recurring guest host for the syndicated “Bob Dutko Show” which airs on the Crawford Broadcasting Network. Ron Edwards tours the United States to address this republic on where we are as a nation and to illuminate the path on where we go from here. Visit at: twitter@theronedwards, Facebook Ron at Friends of The Edwards Notebook. Website: www.theronedwards.com E-Mail: ronedwards@edwardsnotebook.com

 

Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved NEWSWITHVIEWS.COM

 

[Blog Editor: Spell Check Editing used.]

 

The Galli Poppycock of Christianity Today


John R. Houk

© December 27, 2019

Christianity Today’s Editor calls for President Trump’s removal from Office not based on crimes (because no one can actually name a broken law), but rather for past moral grievances. HMMM… I wonder if that means Dem crimes are just fine to commit or past Dem President moral failures should be ascribed to current Dem policies? Christianity Today’s Editor should be more cognizant President Trump’s actions supporting the Christian Faith Today and the future more than the President’s past. Christ came, died and Resurrected to Life to offer forgiveness to the Lost and judgment for those who refuse the Risen Savior at the Last Judgment.

 

President Trump’s – what have you done for Christ lately? – is working much better than any past indiscretions.

 

Pro-Life assessment from Fr. Mark Hodges (11/16/17 6:56 pm EST):

 

‘“The Donald” is the most pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-family president in the history of the republic.’

 

White House Fact Sheet issued 2/8/18:

 

STANDING UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: In his first year in office, President Trump has taken strong action to restore the foundational link between freedom and faith in the United States of America.

 

  • On May 4, 2017, the President signed an executive order to greatly enhance religious freedom and freedom of speech:

 

  • taking action to ensure that religious institutions may freely exercise their First Amendment right to support and advocate for candidates and causes in line with their values; and

 

  • ensuring that religious Americans and their organizations, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, would not be forced to choose between violating their religious beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate or shutting their doors.

 

  • The President has announced a reversal of the Obama administration’s policy denying disaster aid to houses of worship, allowing houses of worship to receive crucial aid in times of crisis.

 

  • The Trump administration has taken a stand on behalf of religious liberty in the courts:

 

  • supported students declared ineligible for a scholarship because they attended a religious school;

 

  • supported the Archdiocese of Washington in its effort to buy ads for the holidays on public transportation; and

 

  • supported baker Jack Phillips’s right to operate his bakery in accordance with his religious beliefs.

 

  • In January 2018, the Trump administration took a stand for international religious freedom by placing Pakistan on a “Special Watch List” for severe violations of religious freedom and designated 10 others as countries of particular concern.

 

  • The President declared January 18, 2018 to be Religious Freedom Day to “celebrate the many faiths that make up our country.”

 

PRIORITIZING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE ADMINISTRATION: President Trump has issued new policies to ensure religious freedom is a priority throughout the Federal Government.

 

  • In October 2017, the Department of Justice issued twenty principles of religious liberty to guide the Administration’s litigation strategy to protect religious freedom.

 

  • In January 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced three major policy changes to protect freedom of religion:

 

  • forming a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, providing HHS with the focus it needs to more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom; and

 

  • proposing to more vigorously enforce 25 existing statutory conscience protections for Americans involved in HHS programs, protecting Americans who have religious or moral convictions related to certain health care services.

 

PRESERVING THE SANCTITY OF LIFE: President Trump has stopped the attack on pro-life policies, implementing policies to enshrine sanctity of life as an American value.

 

  • Within a week of taking office, President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, which protects $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the global abortion industry and its advocates.

 

  • President Trump cut off taxpayer funding for the U.N. Population Fund.

 

  • President Trump signed H.J. Res. 43 into law, overturning a midnight regulation by the Obama Administration, which prohibited States from defunding certain abortion facilities in their Federally funded family planning programs.

 

  • President Trump expressed strong support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have stopped late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy—the point at which science tells us that an unborn child can experience pain.

 

  • President Trump’s Administration issued guidance to enforce the requirement that taxpayer dollars not support abortion coverage in Obamacare exchange plans.

 

  • President Trump rescinded an Obama-era policy that hindered States in their efforts to direct Medicaid funding away from abortion facilities that violate the law or fail to meet relevant standards of care.

 

BRINGING RELIGIOUS GROUPS BACK INTO THE FOLD: President Trump has made a consistent effort to reach out to religious groups and partners to bring them back into the policy making process.

 

  • On February 2, 2017, just two weeks into his first term in office, President Trump spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast.

 

  • On June 8, 2017, President Trump spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference.

 

  • On October 13, 2017, President Trump spoke at the Value Voters Summit.

 

  • On January 19, 2018, President Trump became the first President to address the March for Life rally live via satellite.

 

  • Vice President Mike Pence addressed the March for Life in 2017, becoming the first sitting Vice President to do so in person.

 

Here’s an excerpt from “President Trump At UN Summit: USA Calls On The World To End Religious Persecution” dated 11/23/19:

 

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: The United States is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government, they come from God. This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Our founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions.

 

Regrettably the religious freedom enjoyed by American citizens is rare in the world. Approximately 80% of the world’s population live in countries where religious liberty is threatened, restricted or even banned and when I heard the number I said please go back and check it because it can’t possibly be correct and sadly it was, 80%.

As we speak Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus (INAUDIBLE) and many other people of faith are being jailed, sanctioned, tortured, and even murdered often at the hands of their own government simply for expressing their deeply held religious beliefs, so hard to believe. Today with one clear voice the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution—

 

 

–to stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience, repeal laws restricting freedom of religion and belief, protect the vulnerable, the defenseless and the oppressed. America stands with believers in every country who ask only for the freedom to live according to the faith that is within their own hearts. As president protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities and always has been.

 

 

It is estimated that 11 Christians are killed every day for the following–I mean just think of this 11 Christians a day for following the teachings of Christ. Who would even think that’s possible in this day and age? Who would think it’s possible? [Blog Editor: The President didn’t indicate but it is true to point out most of those 11 Christian daily deaths occur in Muslim dominated lands.]

 

READ and/or WATCH ENTIRETY

 

AND I am not listing here for time sake, BUT you should take a look at Conservapedia’s self-described “non-exhaustive list” on Christian Liberty and moral values that includes a quote correct disdain for the LGBTQ value system stretching from 2017 – 2019 as of this posting last updated 12/26/19 21:27.

 

AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED Christianity Today’s Editor Mark Galli pro-impeachment editorial is full of Dem Party Propaganda Poppycock talking points ignoring the essence of Jesus the Messiah’s message of Redemption for today that forgives yesterday. Prager U’s Dennis Prager (who is Jewish acting more Christian) has some decent criticism for Mr. Galli.

 

JRH 12/27/19

Your generosity is always appreciated: 

Please Support NCCR

Or support by getting in the Coffee from home business – 

OR just buy some healthy coffee.

 

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

**************************

A Response to the Editor of Christianity Today

The magazine’s amoral view says more about its editor than about Trump.

 

By Dennis Prager

December 27, 2019

FrontPageMag.com

 

Mark Galli – CT Editor

 

The editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, Mark Galli, wrote an editorial calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

 

In my view, this editorial only serves to confirm one of the sadder realizations of my life: that religious conviction guarantees neither moral clarity nor common sense.

 

The gist of the editorial — and of most religious and conservative opposition to President Trump — is that any good the president has done is dwarfed by his character defects.

 

This is an amoral view that says more about Galli than it does about the president. He and the people who share his opinion are making the following statement: No matter how much good this president does, it is less important than his character flaws.

 

Why is this wrong?

 

First, because it devalues policies that benefit millions of people.

 

And second, because it is a simplistic view of character.

 

I do not know how to assess a person’s character — including my own — outside of how one’s actions affect others. Since I agree with almost all of President Trump’s actions as president and believe they have positively affected millions of people, I have to conclude that as president, Trump thus far has been a man of particularly good character.

 

Of course, if you think his policies have harmed millions of people, you will assess his character negatively. But that is not what never-Trump conservatives or Christians such as the Christianity Today editor-in-chief argue. They argue that his policies have indeed helped America (and even the world), but this fact is far less significant than his character.

 

In the words of Galli: “(I)t’s time to call a spade a spade, to say that no matter how many hands we win in this political poker game, we are playing with a stacked deck of gross immorality and ethical incompetence.”

 

This rhetorical sleight of hand reflects poorly on Galli’s intellectual and moral honesty.

 

Galli and every other Christian and conservative opponent of the president believe their concerns are moral, and that the president’s Christian and other conservative supporters are political.

 

This is simply wrong.

 

I and every other supporter of the president I know support him for moral reasons, not to win a “political poker game.” Galli’s view is purely self-serving; he’s saying, “We Christian and other conservative opponents of the president think in moral terms, while Christian and other conservative supporters of the president think in political terms.”

 

So, permit me to inform Galli and all the other people who consider themselves conservative and/or Christian that our support for the president is entirely moral.

 

— To us, putting pressure on the Iranian regime — one of the most evil and dangerous regimes on Earth — by getting out of the Iran nuclear deal made by former President Barack Obama is a moral issue. Even New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, who loathes Trump, has written how important the president’s rejection of the Obama-Iran agreement has been.

 

— To us, enabling millions of black Americans to find work — resulting in the lowest black unemployment rate ever recorded — is a moral issue.

 

— To us, more Americans than ever being employed and almost 4 million Americans freed from reliance on food stamps is a moral issue.

 

— To us, appointing more conservative judges than any president in history — over the same period of time — is a moral issue. That whether the courts, including the Supreme Court, are dominated by the left or by conservatives is dismissed by Galli as “political poker” makes one question not only Galli’s moral thinking but also his moral theology.

 

— To us, moving the American embassy to Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem — something promised by almost every presidential candidate — is a moral issue, not to mention profoundly courageous. And courage is a moral virtue.

 

— To us, increasing the U.S. military budget — after the severe cuts of the previous eight years — is a moral issue. As conservatives see it, the American military is the world’s greatest guarantor of world peace.

 

Yet, none of these things matter to Galli and other misguided Christians and conservatives. What matters more to them is Trump’s occasional crude language and intemperate tweets, what he said about women in a private conversation and his having committed adultery.

 

Regarding adultery, that sin is for spouses and God to judge. There is no connection between marital sexual fidelity and moral leadership. I wish there were. And as regards the “Access Hollywood” tape, every religious person, indeed every thinking person, should understand that there is no connection between what people say privately and their ability to be a moral leader. That’s why I wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal 20 years ago defending Hillary Clinton when she was charged with having privately expressed anti-Semitic sentiments.

 

That the editor of Christianity Today thinks the president’s personal flaws, whatever they might be, are more important than all the good he has done for conservatives, for Christians, for Jews, for blacks and for America tells us a lot … about Galli and the decline of Christian moral thought.

+++++++++++++++++++

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

__________________________

The Galli Poppycock of Christianity Today

John R. Houk

© December 27, 2019

__________________________

A Response to the Editor of Christianity Today

 

© Copyright 2019, FrontPageMag.com

 

UN, UK Treating Persecuted Christians as “Enemies”


How long will Christians in America and however many Christians left in Multiculturalist Europe remain silent as Christians are exterminated in Muslim dominated lands AND the same persecuted Christians refused asylum in a safer (BUT not safe as long as there is Muslim influence) West? EVEN the Western Press ignores persecuted Christians as one has to go to alternative news sources to learn the UN and UK dominated by intolerant Islamic influences goes along with exterminating Christianity.

 

JRH 12/26/19

Your generosity is always appreciated: 

Please Support NCCR

Or support by getting in the Coffee from home business – 

OR just buy some healthy coffee.

 

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

****************************

UN, UK Treating Persecuted Christians as “Enemies”

 

By  Raymond Ibrahim

12/26/2019

Originally posted at Gatestone Institute

RaymondIbrahim.com

 

Ibrahim photo – gbm

 

The United Nations Refugee Agency appears to be committed to blocking persecuted Christians from receiving any assistance.  According to a recent CBN News report:

 

Christian Syrian refugees … have been blocked from getting help from the United Nations Refugee Agency, the UNHCR, by Muslim UN officials in Jordan.

 

One of the refugees, Hasan, a Syrian convert to Christianity, told us in a phone call that Muslim UN camp officials “knew that we were Muslims and became Christians and they dealt with us with persecution and mockery. They didn’t let us into the office. They ignored our request.”

 

Hasan and his family are now in hiding, afraid that they will be arrested by Jordanian police, or even killed. Converting to Christianity is a serious crime in Jordan.

 

According to Timothy, a Jordanian Muslim who converted to Christianity, “All of the United Nations officials [apparently in Jordan], most of them, 99 percent, they are Muslims, and they were treating us as enemies.”

 

Addressing this issue, Paul Diamond, a British human rights lawyer, recently elaborated:

 

You have this absurd situation where the scheme is set up to help Syrian refugees and the people most in need, Christians who have been “genocided,” they can’t even get into the U.N. camps to get the food. If you enter and say I am a Christian or convert, the Muslim U.N. guards will block you [from] getting in and laugh at you and mock you and even threaten you…. [saying]  “You shouldn’t have converted. You’re an idiot for converting. You get what you get,” words to that effect.

 

The next obstacle those few Christians who make it past U.N. refugee camps face are the immigration centers of Western nations themselves.  For example, the discrimination is apparently so obvious in the United Kingdom that Lord George Carey is suing the U.K.’s Home Office for allegedly being “institutionally biased” against Christian refugees and therefore complicit in what he calls “the steady crucifixion of Middle East Christians.”

 

He is hardly the only one making such charges.  One independent report said that when it comes to offering asylum, the UK “appears to discriminate in favour of Muslims” instead of Christians. Statistics seemed to confirm this allegation:  “out of 4,850 Syrian refugees accepted for resettlement by the Home Office in 2017, only eleven were Christian, representing just 0.2% of all Syrian refugees accepted by the UK.”

 

Due to such figures, Lord David Alton of Liverpool, a life peer in the House of Lords, wrote to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who then headed the Home Office:

 

It is widely accepted that Christians, who constituted around 10 per cent of Syria’s pre-war population, were specifically targeted by jihadi rebels and continue to be at risk….  As last year’s statistics more than amply demonstrate, this [ratio imbalance between Muslim and Christian refugees taken in] is not a statistical blip. It shows a pattern of discrimination that the Government has a legal duty to take concrete steps to address.

 

Such imbalances appear even stranger on the realization that the Islamic State, which precipitated the refugee crisis, is itself a Sunni organization that only targets non-Sunnis—primarily Christians, Yazidis, and Shia—all minority groups that the U.S. has acknowledged experienced a “genocide.”

 

Two of the strangest individual cases of anti-Christian bias were reported earlier this year, when the U.K. denied asylum to persecuted Christians by bizarrely citing the Bible and Islam.  Both Christians, a man and a woman, were former Muslims separately seeking asylum from the Islamic Republic of Iran, the ninth worst persecutor of Christians, particularly former Muslims.

 

In his rejection letter from the UK’s Home Office, the Iranian man was told that several biblical passages were “inconsistent” with his claim to have converted to Christianity after discovering it was a “peaceful” faith.  The letter cited biblical excerpts—including from Exodus, Leviticus, and Matthew—as supposed proof that the Bible is violent; it said Revelation was “filled with imagery of revenge, destruction, death and violence.”  The rejection letter then concluded: “These examples are inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a ‘peaceful’ religion, as opposed to Islam which contains violence, rage and revenge.”

 

In the second case, an Iranian female asylum seeker was sarcastically informed in her rejection letter that “You affirmed in your AIR [Asylum Interview Record] that Jesus is your saviour, but then claimed that He would not be able to save you from the Iranian regime. It is therefore considered that you have no conviction in your faith and your belief in Jesus is half-hearted.”

 

Discussing her experiences, the rejected woman said: “When I was in Iran I converted to Christianity and the situation changed and the government were [sic] looking for me and I had to flee from Iran….  In my country if someone converts to Christianity their punishment is death or execution.”  Concerning the asylum process, she said that whenever she responded to her Home Office interviewer, “he was either chuckling or maybe just kind of mocking when he was talking to me….  [H]e asked me why Jesus didn’t help you from the Iranian regime or Iranian authorities.”

 

Similarly, when Sister Ban Madleen, a Christian nun who was chased out of Iraq by the Islamic State, wanted to visit her sick sister in the U.K., she was denied a visa—twice.  A number of other Christian orderlies were also denied visas, including another nun with a PhD in Biblical Theology from Oxford; another nun denied for not having a personal bank account; and a Catholic priest denied for not being married.

 

In another case, Britain’s Home Office not only denied entry to three Christian leaders—archbishops celebrated for their heroic efforts to aid persecuted Christians in Syria and Iraq who had been invited to attend the consecration of the U.K.’s first Syriac Cathedral, an event attended by Prince Charles—but also mockingly told them there was “no room at the inn.”

 

Considering that persecuted Christian minorities—including priests and nuns—are denied visas, one may conclude that the Home Office is extremely stringent concerning its asylum requirements.  However, this notion is quickly dispelled on the realization that the Home Office regularly grants visas and refugee status to extremist Muslims (not to mention one has yet to hear about Muslim asylum seekers being denied because the Koran is too violent, or because they do not have enough faith in Muhammad).

 

For example,  despite having no papers on him—and despite telling the Home Office that “he had been trained as an ISIS soldier”—Ahmed Hassan was still granted asylum two years before he launched a terrorist attack on a London train station that left 30 injured in September 2017.  The Home Office also allowed a foreign Muslim cleric to enter and lecture in London, even though he advocates decapitating, burning, and/or throwing homosexuals from cliffs.  According to another report, “British teenagers are being forced to marry abroad and are raped and impregnated while the Home Office ‘turns a blind eye’ by handing visas to their [mostly Muslim] husbands.”

 

The case of Asia Bibi—a Christian wife and mother of five who spent the last decade of her life on death row in Pakistan for challenging the authority of Muhammad—best sheds light on the immigration situation in the UK.  After she was finally acquitted in November, 2018, Muslims rioted throughout Pakistan; in one march, more than 11,000 Muslims demanded her instant and public hanging.

 

As Pakistanis make for the majority of the U.K.’s significant Muslim population—Sajid Javid, then head of the Home Office, is himself Pakistani—when they got wind that the U.K. might offer Asia Bibi asylum, they too rioted.   As a result, then Prime Minister Theresa May personally blocked Bibi’s asylum application, “despite UK playing host to [Muslim] hijackers, extremists and rapists,” to quote from one headline.  In other words, Britain was openly allowing “asylum policy to be dictated to by a Pakistan mob,” reported the Guardian, “after it was confirmed it urged the Home Office not to grant Asia Bibi political asylum in the UK…”

 

On the other hand, the Home Office allowed a Pakistani cleric who celebrated the slaughter of a politician because he had defended Asia Bibi—a cleric deemed so extreme as to be banned from his native Pakistan—to enter and lecture in U.K. mosques.

 

Discussing how “visas were granted [by the Home Office] in July [2016] to two Pakistani Islamic leaders who have called for the killing of Christians accused of blasphemy,” Dr. Martin Parsons, a human rights activist, expressed his frustration: “It’s unbelievable that these persecuted Christians who come from the cradle of Christianity are being told there is no room at the inn, when the UK is offering a welcome to Islamists who persecute Christians.”

 

In short, Muslim influence against Christians is not only at work in U.N. refugee camps, as recent evidence indicates, but in the U.K’s immigration policy as well: Christian “infidels” need not apply, whereas radical Muslims are welcomed with open arms.

++++++++++++++++++++

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

__________________________________

© 2019 · RaymondIbrahim.com

 

About Raymond Ibrahim

 

RAYMOND IBRAHIM is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam specialist.  His books include Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West (Da Capo, 2018), Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (Regnery, 2013), and The Al Qaeda Reader (Doubleday, 2007).

 

 

Ibrahim’s dual-background—born and raised in the U.S. by Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East—has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former. His interest in Islamic civilization was first piqued when he began visiting the Middle East as a child in the 1970s. Interacting and conversing with the locals throughout the decades has provided him with an intimate appreciation for that part of the world, complementing his academic training.

 

After a brief athletic career—including winning the 1993 NPC Los Angeles Bodybuilding Championship as a teenager—Raymond went on to receive his B.A. and M.A. (both in History, focusing on the ancient and medieval Near East, with dual-minors in Philosophy and Literature) from California State University, Fresno. There he studied closely with noted military-historian Victor Davis Hanson. He also took graduate courses at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies—including classes on the history, politics, and economics of the Arab world—and studied Medieval Islam and Semitic languages at Catholic University of America. His M.A. thesis examined an early military encounter between Islam and Byzantium based on arcane Arabic and Greek texts.

 

READ ENTIRETY

 

An Intro to ‘One More Act of Islamic Terrorism’


Intro by John R. Houk

By Justin O. Smith

© December 9, 2019 

 

A Muslim and an Officer in the Saudi Arabian Air Force comes to America for flight training (SOUND FAMILIAR) at Pensacola Naval Air Station who decides to go on a shooting rampage killing three and wounding eight, YET the Secretary of Defense has not decided to call it terrorism without further investigation. Is President Trump plagued with Deep State Obama-thinking morons or what?

 

Quoted from Jihad Watch (12/8/19 3:00 PM):

 

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday it was too soon to label the shooting at the US Navy base in Florida as a terrorist act.

 

“I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” he told a gathering of top US defense and military officials, adding that the investigation needs to proceed. He declined to discuss details of the investigation so far.

 

Investigations are ongoing in the shooting that saw a Saudi airman open fire at three people at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. Six Saudis were held for questioning.

 

Does Mohammed Alshamrani sound like an Islamic Terrorist from this OAN headline?

 

Officials: Pensacola shooter held mass shooting ‘watch party’ before attack

 

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 4:40 PM PT — Saturday, December 7, 2019

 

The Saudi national responsible for the deadly Pensacola shooting reportedly held a mass shooting ‘watch party’ prior to the killings. The Associated Press cited an unnamed U.S. official, who claimed the gunman and three navy students watched videos of mass shootings the same week of the incident.

 

Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani opened fired at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, killing three people before being fatally shot by local sheriff’s deputies.

 

10 other Saudi nationals are now in custody for questioning. One of the individuals, who was said to have attended the dinner party, allegedly videotaped the tragedy as it unfolded. Authorities also said two other Saudi students watched from a car.

 

Investigators are trying to locate a number of other Saudi students who are currently unaccounted for. The FBI has taken over the investigation and is trying to determine if the shooting was terror related.

 

READ MORE

 

Although it is my perception the FBI has Deep State problems as well, this OAN headline someone there gets Islamic terrorism:

 

FBI: Pensacola shooting under investigation as terrorist incident

 

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 1:45 PM PT — Sunday, December 8, 2019

 

On Sunday, the FBI announced they are investigating the Pensacola shooting with the presumption it was an act of terrorism. Officials stated they are investigating Friday’s attack as a terrorist incident in order to deploy more resources and help quickly eliminate potential threats.

 

They said their main goal is to confirm whether the shooter acted alone and if he was part of a larger network. The bureau has tasked nearly 100 FBI agents in the investigation, who are working hard to find answers as soon as they can.

 

“While there are many reports circulating regarding the shooter’s motivation and his alleged activities leading to his attack, I can tell you that we are looking very hard at uncovering his motive,” stated FBI Special Agent Rachel Rojas. “I would ask for patience so we can get this right.”

 

Officials also stated they believe there was only one gunman and that no arrests have been made.

 

This announcement came after National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien claimed the Pensacola naval base shooting appeared to be a terrorist attack. O’Brien said Friday’s attack looked like it was carried out by an individual who may have been radicalized, either on U.S. soil or abroad.

 

READ MORE

 

Justin Smith has thoughts.

 

JRH 12/9/19

Your generosity is always appreciated: 

Please Support NCCR

Support this Blog HERE. Or support by getting in 

the Coffee from home business – OR just buy some healthy coffee.

 

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

************************

One More Act of Islamic Terrorism 

Let Muslims Hate America From Afar

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 12/7/2019 9:17 PM

 

Islam has succeeded in training its followers to be fierce killers, in the name of Allah, and today they still toil for the destruction of all who do not submit to the will of Allah and the teachings of their false prophet Mohammed. They view their lives and the lives of Americans and all other non-believers to be cheaper than the dirt we walk upon, and our country has already witnessed this too many times, since September 11th 2001, as numerous other terror events unfolded from Boston to Chattanooga and many other places, even on military installations like Ft. Hood. And now we see another rabidly hostile Muslim lash out against America, the Great Satan, in another act of Islamic terror and gleeful slaughter on the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida on December 6th 2019, killing three Americans.

 

I will ask once again, just as I have after each incident of Islamic terrorism: How many more Americans must die at the hands of Muslim terrorists, before we stop all Muslim immigration and remove all Muslim foreign nationals from our country? And I must also wonder, how many years from now will I be asking this same question?

 

Since the first bombing of the World Trade Center at 12:17 PM on February 26th 1993, I have explained to anyone willing to hear the truth, that if a terrorist is determined to murder, not one person, magnificently trained or otherwise, can reveal who is an Islamic fundamentalist jihadi terrorist and who is not until it is too late and they have already extinguished the lives of however many innocents within the perimeter of their miserable, terrible, violent and bloody abattoir, although Major Nidal Hasan did everything but walk up to his superiors and tell them “I plan to kill You all”.

 

As detailed in the New York Times, the shooter at the Naval Air Station Pensacola was a Saudi Arabian foreign national, Second Lieutenant Mohammed Alshamrani, who was in the Saudi Arabian Air Force training alongside U.S. aviators. He used a Glock 9mm with extended magazines, and he was carrying several extra magazines.  And, although Captain Timothy Kinsella, Jr. initially refused to describe this as an act of terrorism, Pensacola’s Congressional Representative Matt Gaetz noted this to be a failure in the vetting of foreign trainees.

 

Representative Gaetz told WEAR television, “We can safely call this an act of terrorism, not an act of workplace violence.”

 

Has anyone forgotten that fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 terrorists were Saudis and adherents of Wahhabi Islam, or that several had taken flight training in America?

 

More than the “thorough and realistic reevaluation of this training program of foreign nationals” that has been suggested as a partial answer, by Robert Spencer,  America needs a thorough and realistic evaluation of its entire immigration and border entry policy. America especially needs to analyze the insanity that ignores the ongoing Christian genocides in the Middle East, an insanity that finds no fault in granting entry to entire groups of people whose worldview and belief systems are antithetical to ours, to cultures who hate America and come here only to subvert and destroy America.

 

[Blog Editor: An honest history shows the very reason European Christian Kingdoms joined Roman Catholic calls for military Crusades to retake the Holy Land was the result of the weariness of Muslim militancy of invasions, pillaging, murders, mass rapes and slavery (including building Muslim harems with European women). TODAY Muslims where they dominate are systematically committing genocide against Christians. The Multicultural Left in politics and the press have systematically ignored this genocide and the lack of action and/or reporting rises to the stench of coverup! Especially if you are unaware of this Muslim atrocity of committing genocide against Christians:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only should it be quite easy for the average American to see for themselves that many valid reasons exist to refuse military service to any Muslim in our U.S. Armed Forces, such as those I detail in ‘The Muslim U.S. Military Experience’ in November 2011, but, it should be equally simple to understand that those same reasons are enough to conclude that Islam really isn’t compatible with America’s Judeo-Christian virtues and our Constitution and freedom and liberty. And, in the meantime, with our own second and third generation Muslims proving untrustworthy in the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. certainly should not be granting any Muslim foreign national access to our military installations and our most advanced weaponry and armaments.

 

Investigators are searching for any links to organized terrorist groups here and abroad, and, in the aftermath of the terrible assault and murders, Florida’s Senator Rick Scott stated: “I’m very concerned that the shooter in Pensacola was a foreign national training on a U.S. base. Today, I’m calling for a full review of the U.S. military programs to train foreign nationals on American soil. We shouldn’t be providing military training to people who wish us harm.”

 

One must note that six Saudi nationals were initially arrested near the scene, after the Islamic terrorist was killed by a Sheriff’s Deputy. Three of them filmed the attack as it unfolded. Four more have since been detained, while several more are the focus of a search. It sure is beginning to have all the appearances of an organized terror plot.

 

One tweet by the shooter gives some insight into his motive, however skewed and deceptive it is. According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, Alshamrani had recently tweeted the following statement: “O American people — I’m not against you for being American, I don’t hate you because your freedoms, I hate you because every day you supporting, funding and committing crimes not only against Muslims but against humanity … I see America is supporting of Israel which is invasion of Muslim countrie, I see invasion of many countries by its troops. I see Guantanamo Bay. I see cruise missiles, cluster bombs and UAV.”

 

[Blog Editor: MEMRI reports on Muslim Tweeting admirers of Alshamrani murderous terrorism HERE.]

 

Alshamrani engaged in the classic Islamic deception, which is to blame his target, even though America’s activities in the Middle East have largely been defensive measures to prevent terrorist acts, such as his, from coming to our own shores. He had to couch his act as a defense of Muslims, since under Sharia law, only the Caliph of all Islam can declare offensive jihad. The defeat and collapse of the Ottoman Empire removed the Caliph, and from that point on, all so-called acts of “Holy War” have been framed as “defensive” measures.

 

But what Alshamrani did is nothing less than what any and all Muslim terrorists and plotters have done from the very beginning days of Islam, as seen in one common Islamic allegory that describes how poet Kab bin al-Ashruf offended Mohammed, earning him the prophets ire and a call for his death. Muhammad bin Maslama was given the task along with permission to lie to the poet, in order to get close enough to him to perform the assassination. According to accounts in the Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Ibn Sad, Maslama [search page for Maslama] successfully took Kab’s head, and when he presented it to Mohammed, the “prophet” shouted “Allahu akbar”, “God is greater”.

 

Despite Alshamrani’s protestation to the contrary, he is part and parcel of the same group of Islamists who are acting proactively to strike while the iron is hot and Islam is in an ascendancy, as the fastest growing so-called “religion” in the world, although still second in size to Christianity. He and his ilk are those currently seeking to overthrow the House of Al Saud and the Saudi Arabian monarchy and many other current regimes across the Middle East and elsewhere in the Islamic world. They want to transform their culture, but they are still extremely hostile to political freedom, while seeing themselves as avengers who are correcting injustices, through a moral code derived from Islam; and, regardless of how righteous our own efforts might be in the Middle East, seeing the American “infidel” near Mecca, the holiest of Islamic sites, has only served one more excuse for Muslims’ extreme outrage, there and here, as they remain reticent to reform Islam and answer the age old questions on how to reconcile Islam with modern living and the superior advancements of Western Civilization.

 

During the reign of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, over seventy-five billion dollars was spent between 1982 and 2005 to spread the most virulent and violent form of Islam, Wahhabism, to poorer Islamic countries and the Western nations too, the very ideology advocated by Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda associates and the jihadists of the Islamic State. This money built 200 Islamic colleges, 210 Islamic centers, over 2,000 schools in Muslim countries, Europe; and America too saw such schools spring up, similar to the Islamic Saudi Academy in Fairfax, Virginia, known for its extreme anti-American and anti-Israel propaganda. All of these facilities were fundamentalist Islamic institutions that formed a network from Sudan to Pakistan, and by 2000, Saudi Arabia had also distributed 138 million Korans across the globe.

 

Americans must never lose sight of the fact that all of Islam still holds to the belief that infidels, non-believers, and any and all who rebel against submitting to Allah are to be converted or killed. Anyone who rejects the omniscient Allah and the dictates of Islam and Sharia law — that purportedly answers all mankind’s needs — must be put to death. See this ideology in all its evil infamy, an ideology that revels in its holy slaughter of innocents deemed to be enemies of Islam and Allah’s kingdom on earth.

 

And Americans should look at the historical record and understand that within twelve years of Mohammed’s death in 632, Egypt and Syria and been conquered and taken from the Byzantine Empire and Iran’s Sassanid Empire, a long standing regional power, had been reduced to a tributary. Islam and Muslims completely controlled Much of India and Central Asia all the way to the edge of China’s borders, and Islam had laid siege to Constantinople and taken Spain and North Africa all by the eighth century.

 

[Blog Editor: Islamic Imperialism currently hushed up in Western Schools:

 

 

 

There isn’t any Islamic nation that can ever be a true friend of America’s, especially true when studying Saudi Arabia. They are our enemies and the most active exporters of Islamic terrorism worldwide, second only to Iran.

 

King Salman of Saudi Arabia offered his condolences and denounced the act of terrorism, but what else could he say?

 

Call me “the Ugly American”, if you must, because I no longer give a good damn why Islamic nations hate America and the West. I could give a damn less about Muslim sensitivities and my facts that supposedly “stoke the flames of hatred” in Islamic regions, and I sure don’t give a damn what any Muslim, domestic or foreign national, thinks of our foreign policy, so long as it is righteous and actually focused on preventing Islamic aggressions and acts of terrorism against America, as Islam continues to struggle with its own pained growth and existence and its path into the future. I don’t need to understand anything about Islam, other than the fact that over my entire lifetime, I have witnessed Islam in the act of destroying anything good in the world and committing mass murder from Cyprus and Bangladesh to Lebanon and Serbia and on to Syria and all points of the globe.

 

America will never completely eradicate terrorism on its shores, so long as a homegrown Islamic population resides within its domain, as exhibited by men such as Adnan Shukrijumah and Anwar al Awlaki, and that will require a different solution. However, America can certainly make a huge impact on Islamic terrorism by issuing the strongest of warnings to all Islamic nations, halting all Muslim immigration to our country and halting any Muslim access to U.S. military training programs and facilities, while retaining any other limited relationships that do no harm to U.S. interests, i.e. trade. If they hate America so much, let them suffer the consequences of their hatred and hate Her from afar.

 

Our nation has experienced sufferings beyond belief, at the direction of Islamic leaders, and although the Bible tells us suffering is a natural part of life and we all know that sometimes simple unavoidable accidents bring death and suffering our way, it is beyond maddening to see situations arise that could have been prevented, especially when they take a loved one on to an early grave. Americans should not sit idly by in despair and suffer even one more sorrow by way of Islamic terrorism, and we must force our leaders to look at Islam honestly and without fear, to hear the truth and to bear the truth, to find a solution that ensures not one more innocent on our shores loses their life to an act of Islamic terrorism.

 

By Justin O. Smith

++++++++++++++++++

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

___________________________

An Intro to ‘One More Act of Islamic Terrorism’

Intro by John R. Houk

© December 9, 2019 

_____________________

One More Act of Islamic Terrorism 

 

Edited by John R Houk

Text embraced by brackets and source links are by the Editor.

 

© Justin O. Smith

 

THE SERPENT AND THE RED THREAD: The Definitive Biography of Evil


Diane Weber Bederman (from her blog)

 

Israpundit begins a book review with a link to a Church of England PDF report on Antisemitism perpetrated by Christians against Jews then goes on to examine “THE SERPENT AND THE RED THREAD: The Definitive Biography of Evil” by Diane Weber Bederman (Convivium bio, Bederman Blog and her post about book) advertised as a readable history of Antisemitism.

 

JRH 11/30/19

Your generosity is always appreciated: 

Please Support NCCR

Support this Blog HERE. Or support by getting in 

the Coffee from home business – OR just buy some healthy coffee.

 

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

*****************************

THE SERPENT AND THE RED THREAD: The Definitive Biography of Evil

 

November 30, 2019

Israpundit

 

AMAZON BOOKS

 

The Church of England  just shared it’s report Titled “God’s Unfailing Word: Theological and Practical Perspectives on Christian-Jewish Relations,”

The 121-page report said attitudes towards Judaism over centuries had provided a “fertile seed-bed for murderous anti-Semitism,” and that Anglicans and other Christians must repent for the “sins of the past,” as well as actively challenge anti-Semitic attitudes or stereotypes.

 

The Serpent and the Red Thread is a book, a documentary, about the oldest, most irrational evil: Jew hatred; told through the voices of Biblical and historical figures. Ms. Weber Bederman takes you on a journey through time, sharing the presence of history and our collective memories, beginning where all time begins: The Garden of Eden, where we meet the serpent who has in his mouth the red thread which he takes with him as it connects evil through time. Ms Weber Bederman has chosen to incorporate the Chinese literary device, the red thread, to connect the most evil of humankind, the Amaleks of history. The ones who spread irrational hate.

All of the events  are historical, factual, and sometimes shared through the stories of the characters: Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jesus, Paul and hitler. One need not be a student of the bible or history to follow the travels of the red thread woven by the serpent from the Garden to the present.

 

The Red Thread of Evil has found yet another home in the hands of another group, the followers of the religion of Allah, who are intent on accomplishing what no other regime or culture had been able to do: to wipe the Jews off the face of the earth. Alarmingly, they have found many in the West who make themselves willing accomplices in the campaign of lies and distortions against Israel and the Jewish people elsewhere.

 

This latter-day incarnation of Evil frequently finds accomplices among young people, uneducated and uninformed and easily taken in by extremist diatribes.

 

That is why it is so important that this small volume with its treasure of information presented in a readable, even gripping narrative is placed into the hands of a wider public, but most especially impressionable youths in universities and high schools. A timely document that will enlighten those who are receptive to thought and the truth.

 

PRAISE FOR THE SERPENT AND THE RED THREAD

 

Diane Weber Bederman is very passionate in understanding the evil mindset behind hatred against Jews. Her book ‘The Serpent and The Red Thread’ is a sort of short history of historic incidences related to this evil mindset. This book may provide a reference to our present day world leadership in terms of curbing this hatred. Dealing with controversial and messy religious and political history is not an easy task. Holocaust denial and growing antisemitism can never be addressed precisely without addressing the root causes of these hateful attitudes. — Tahir Aslam Gora TV producer

 

Poetic, mystical, and prophetic, ‘The Serpent and the Red Thread’ is a unique, unflinching look at the history of Jew-hatred from Biblical era persecution through the Holocaust to today’s Muslim Brotherhood. It is an essential reminder that the Jewish people have always been stalked by evil, and yet always prevail. — Mark Tapson, Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and author of Chivalry and the War on Men

 

It is quite an achievement. It’s the kind of project–terrifying, daunting–that most writers wouldn’t even contemplate, let alone carry through–and you did it with style and power. It is riveting. — Janice Fiamengo, Professor of English at the University of Ottawa

 

Drawing upon history and characters like Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jesus, Paul and ‘hitler’, Bederman lays bare the human dichotomy between good and evil, and love and hate. Exposing the tug-of-war within the human soul and influenced by cultural impact, this book provides a creative, enlightening and much needed crash course in human responsibility. The Serpent renders an inescapable call to confront one’s deeper consciousness and the question to one’s self: can one remain neutral and in denial in the face of egregious evil without bearing a degree of culpability? as witnessed in the Holocaust. — Christine Douglass-Williams, International award-winning Journalist and best-selling Author of The Challenge of Modernizing Islam

 

From humanity’s first encounter with evil up until our present time, author Diane Weber Bederman lays out the unparalleled, irrational hate of the Jewish people. With often chilling prose, she takes us down the historical paths of nations, religions and ideologies to uncover the webs that trapped and devoured the people who gifted the world with compassion and ethics. Citing often unfamiliar sources, the author unravels the thread of hate that ran through primitive times yet also through the likes of the Enlightenment. It was the progression birthed in the Enlightenment that promised to better society, It was the same progression that set the stage for the unparalleled and unprecedented pinnacle of enmity – the Holocaust. Passionate, personal, and presenting the facts, this is much more than a book. It is an indictment on a world that has forgotten that the mass industrial murder of 6 million Jews on Europe’s soil was done in the name of culture and progression. It is a cry from the heart, a warning. The serpent of antisemitism has never been apprehended. It is on the loose again and it’s ravenous for Jews. Today it leashes it’s venom at the Jewish homeland. The author burdens us with the freedom of choice. Whoever we are, we have a moral duty to combat this hate that in living memory saw to the annihilation of millions of human beings in the name of progression. — Kay Wilson, author of The Rage Less Traveled

 

‘The Serpent and the Red Thread’ chronicles the miasmal hatred, pogroms, and ruthless antisemitism that continues to persecute the Jewish people today. Bederman manages to bring beauty to this horror, which makes her book an engrossing read for students and scholars alike. Diane Weber Bederman offers the reader a fascinating documentary of antisemitism and its inspiration from ancient times until today. Bederman deftly follows the red thread of antisemitism that begins in the Garden of Eden, threads its way through the descendants of Amalek, Adolph Hitler, and finally into the 21st century where Islamic Jew hatred is Hitlerian in intensity. Antisemitism has managed to wend its way through time and civilizations in its inexhaustible efforts to destroy the Jewish people. The torch of antisemitism passes from generation to generation by leaders who look to history to rationalize their savagery. — Linda Goudsmit, author of Dear America: Who’s Driving the Bus? and children’s series Mimi’s STRATEGY

 

It has been called the oldest and the longest hatred. It has persisted through the millennia making its way through human history from Antiquity to Modernity. As such, it has been directed at a small group of people within a sea of vast multitude of people and singled it out for deprecation, persecution, and attempts at annihilation. Much ink has been spilled to account for, to explain and even justify and legitimize this phenomenon. Why the Jews? Is the puzzling question to which there is no plausible answer except for those who carry this evil in their hearts. Evil is the answer to be found in the small volume by Diane Weber Bederman which she titled ‘The Serpent and the Red Thread.’ Evil, she explains, has beset the world since the beginning of time – which in this version is associated with the Creation as described in the Hebrew Bible and the Garden of Eden. The beautiful parable of the serpent planting the seed of evil in the heart of the first humans highlights the eternal battle against the good. More often than not, it is the force of evil that seems to win out over a more benevolent inclination. The ultimate form of Evil finds its expression in the form of hatred of the Jews, or antisemitism in a modern-day coinage. The author takes the reader on the winding trail this Evil take in its variant forms – religious intolerance to cultural calumny formulated in Christian Church doctrine and the race theories that sprouted from the secularized modern era on and reached its culmination, its ultimate explosion under the Nazi regime. As the author weaves and spins out this thread—the Red Thread of Evil, she calls it in a felicitous metaphor—she gathers together an enormous amount of material that documents the poison spread by even some of greatest and most admired thinkers to the venom spewed by the evil incarnate in the person of Adolf Hitler. She takes the reader on a journey, a trail of tears and suffering experienced by few other groups. Yet, even after the most catastrophic event of the Nazi murder of millions, the evil of antisemitism that has hounded and pursuit the Jewish people is not extinguish. In fact, in recent years it has gathered strength and its poison has been spreading like an epidemic in the Middle East, where the Jews regained their ancient homeland, Europe, and even America. As the author states, the Red Thread of Evil has found yet another home in the hands of another group, the followers of the religion of Allah, who are intent on accomplishing what no other regime or culture had been able to do: to wipe the Jews off the face of the earth. Alarmingly, they have found many in the West who make themselves willing accomplices in the campaign of lies and distortions against Israel and the Jewish people elsewhere. This latter-day incarnation of Evil frequently finds accomplices among young people, uneducated and uninformed and easily taken in by extremist diatribes. That is why it is so important that this small volume with its treasure of information presented in a readable, even gripping narrative is placed into the hands of a wider public, but most especially impressionable youths in universities and high schools. A timely document that will enlighten those receptive to thought and the truth. — Brigitte M Goldstein, Ph.D., Historical Novelist

 

Diane Weber Bederman

 

Author of

AnatomyofFakeNews in the Era of Donald Trump?

Back to the Ethic : Reclaiming Western Values

www.dianebederman.com

++++++++++++++++++

Blog Editor: Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me. Recently, the Facebook censorship tactic I’ve experienced is a couple of Group shares then jailed under the false accusation of posting too fast. So I ask those that read this, to combat censorship by sharing blog and Facebook posts with your friends or Groups you belong to.

__________________________

SUPPORT ISRAPUNDIT

 

Copyright © 2017- Israpundit – All Rights Reserved