Nuke Deal or Not, Iran Has Already Declared War on Us

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An Iran war is inevitable. We can fight a bloody conventional war now or fight a nuke war later with catastrophic results that will for future generations.

Has anyone noticed that as far as Iran is concerned they are in a state of war with the United States of America? From acts of terrorism conducted by client Islamic terrorist organizations who killed American civilians and military personnel, giving aid to U.S. enemies in Iraq causing deaths to American soldiers and harboring for a time al Qaeda operatives while the U.S. led an allied army invading Afghanistan whose Taliban government gave political sanction to the same al Qaeda organization.

AND YET media outlets and a significant amount of Dems do not want to rock Obama’s Titanic boat deal because the Obamasiah claims some deal with a nation not renouncing war against the USA while public railing for America’s and Israel’s death is better than no deal with a warmongering hate-America deceiving nation.

Obama’s Titanic will run into the iceberg Iran with dire consequences whether now or after Obama leaves Office. Lawrence Franklin below gives a picture of the idiocy of Iran Nuke Deal.

JRH 8/20/15

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Nuke Deal or Not, Iran Has Already Declared War on Us

By Lawrence A. Franklin

August 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Iran has been at war with the “Great Satan” (USA) since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979. Its opening move was the regime’s seizure of the American Embassy and its taking U.S. diplomats hostage for 444 days in 1979-1980. Technically, the move was an internationally recognized casus belli, legitimate cause for war.

In addition, the Iranian regime’s proxy terrorist group, Hezbollah, engineered the murder of 241 U.S. soldiers, sailors, and marines in Lebanon on October 23, 1983. Iran also sponsored the truck bombing that murdered 19 US Air Force personnel at the Khobar Towers housing complex in Saudi Arabia on June 25, 1996,[1] in an attack allegedly executed by a Bahrain-based cell of Hezbollah, with the cooperation of a Saudi-trained Hezbollah cell.[2]

Iran was behind the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks.[3] The Islamic Republic’s intelligence services facilitated travel across Iran by several of the hijackers in the weeks leading up to 9/11.[4]

Additionally, after the 9/11 attacks, Iran granted refuge, reconstitution, and a base of operations for several high-level al-Qaeda terrorists.[5]

After the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in April 2003, when Tehran activated its underground intelligence network in Iraq to target American troops, Iran was responsible either directly or indirectly for about a third of U.S. casualties in Iraq.[6]

The Islamic Republic also has given military assistance to the Afghan Taliban to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan.[7]

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) naval assets have repeatedly instigated confrontations with U.S. naval ships in Persian Gulf waters.

IRGC gunboats also have threatened commercial shipping, as well as U.S. and allied military assets in Persian Gulf waters, including the Strait of Hormuz. In late April 2015, Iran seized the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel Maersk Tigris, and detained the ship and crew for weeks. In July, several IRGC gunboats surrounded the U.S.-flagged Maersk Kensington.

The most recent Iranian provocation reportedly occurred this month, on August 4, when an Iranian Navy Vosper Class frigate pointed a deck-mounted machine gun at an American helicopter that had just landed on an allied warship.

Tehran’s assistance to the Shia Houthi tribesmen in Yemen has enabled Iran to expand its territorial control of the country. If the Houthi become the dominant force in Yemen, Iran would be in a position to threaten shipping in the Bab el-Mandab Strait, a maritime chokepoint between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. A blockade there, as well as at the Strait of Hormuz on the other side of the Arabian Peninsula, would be a clear violation of freedom of navigation on the high seas, a vital international interest acknowledged by the U.S.

Iran has also taken its offensive against the United States to the Western hemisphere. Iran has forged intelligence relationships with several Latin American countries that do not have friendly diplomatic relationships with the U.S., such as Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Bolivia.

Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy terrorist group, has also infiltrated parts of the United States, with sleeper cells in Dearborn, Michigan; Charlotte, North Carolina; and several other locales.[8]

On a strategic political plane, Iran probably believes that it has been able to drive a wedge between the U.S. and its ally, the “Little Satan,” Israel, over the Obama Administration’s effort to forge a negotiated nuclear treaty with the Iran.[9]

This strategy has also been applied to America’s political and military alliances with the conservative Sunni Arab governments on the Arabian Peninsula.[10]

The IRGC also continues to manage several weapons-development projects, including intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) systems capable of launching nuclear-armed re-entry vehicles at the continental United States.[11]

It seems clear that despite the American political establishment’s failure to recognize that a state of war already exists between Iran and the United States, the Islamic Republic has no doubt with whom it is at war.

Left: Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, speaking on July 17 in Tehran, behind a banner reading “We Will Trample Upon America” and “We defeat the United States.” Right: Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, proclaims “Death to America” on March 2.


The diminution of American influence in the region, the destruction of the “Zionist Entity” (Israel), and challenging the legitimacy of Sunni Arab Gulf monarchies appear to be the main motive forces driving Iran’s foreign policy.

The regime’s hardliners use their hostility to the “Great Satan” (America) to demonstrate their loyalty to the Islamic Revolution.

U.S. policymakers who hope that the nuclear deal will help nudge the Islamic revolutionary state into becoming a normal member of the international community seem to forget the past. Policymakers, journalists, and intelligence analysts had all predicted that the era of former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami was a sure sign of the evolution of the revolution. Khatami was replaced by the even more hardline president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Dr. Lawrence A. Franklin was the Iran Desk Officer for Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld. He also served on active duty with the U.S. Army and as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, where he was a Military Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Israel.


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John R. Houk

© August 9, 2015

Dajjal’s conclusion at the end of his comment to “Sex Slaves, Beheadings and TwitterTerrorism” is not a politically correct thought: “Get wise: expel the Muslims and do not admit any more of them.”

In Western Europe representative democracy is very elastic in relation to the rule of law. The rule of law is not etched in stone so-to-speak. Rather the rule of law is largely shaped to the paradigm of Multicultural Diversity and the whims of the various national parliament or legislatures. European legislatures in themselves are their constitutions. Those constitutions enact laws that are rarely checked by the desires of the electorate. The only political available to voters is when a legislative coalition of multiple political parties break down causing a voters referendum of their representation thus aligning the ruling elites to form or confirm a ruling legislative coalition. Nearly all politics in Europe are centrist, center-Left are just down right Leftist. That means no matter how disgruntled the electorate might be with a foreign Muslim culture disrupting the local cultural heritage, Multiculturalism will rule the day.

The only way for Europeans to end the Islamic cultural threat to European heritage is for a plurality of voters elect a combined political coalition that makes counter-cultural Muslim immigration persona non gratis and illegalize counter-culture Sharia Law. The difficulty for the European electorate is that they are so sold on a Socialist-Democratic paradigm for big government entitling citizens that there is not a center-right affiliation that will stamp out the counter-culturalism of Islam and maintain the entitlement programs the Europeans so love.

As much as President Barack Hussein Obama and his Left Wing Dem Party cohorts have done their utmost to Europeanize our American society with an anti-Christian and Social-Democrat political paradigm, he still is receiving significant push-back from Biblical-Christians, limited government Conservatives and preserving Originalism Constitutionalists. The problem for the American electorate that are pushing back against Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America” is that their political leadership is too dominated by Establishment Centrist Republicans who are only upset that Obama has gone too far to the Left.

If We the People that pushing back for our traditional Constitutional Rights emplaced by our Founding Fathers are to preserve our culture we will have to contend with Obamacrats and Establishment Centrists (more commonly known as RINOs).

As to Islam and Religious Liberty: I am totally supportive of people practicing the religious faith of their choice. This is the case even though the American Founders had variations of Christian Denominationalism or atheism in mind pertaining to Religious Liberty; rather than every Tom, Dick and Harry non-Christian religion.

But let’s be honest. There is not a single major religious faith that has among its tenets to overthrow the ruling order and impose itself by force on peoples or nations other than Islam. Sure enough rulers that believed in their favorite religious faith imposed their paradigm on their people and desired to export their religious faith by force if necessary; HOWEVER that was NOT according to their religious tenets – Unfortunately that includes Christianity’s history as well.

Even though a Muslim apologist might tell you there is no compulsion of religion in Islam, that assertion is very deceptive. What they really mean or don’t understand what they mean (you’d be amazed how many Muslims do not have a good handle on their Islamic tenets), there may be no compulsion outright to convert to Islam; however if one insults Islam it is a crime Quranicly speaking – worthy of death.

God help the Christian who tells a Muslim in an Islamic dominated society that Mohammed was a false Prophet compared to Jesus Christ the Son of God who was crucified to death and arose bodily with His Godly attributes intact as part of three distinct persons inhabiting the unity of ONE God. If the Muslim mob doesn’t kill that Christian, then the Muslim government will indict that Christian for blasphemy and sentence the person to prison or death.

If Christians do not conform to the superiority of Islam in a Muslim nation those Christians can expect loss of livelihood, property and person.

And this is why I am supportive of a Constitutional Amendment that singles out all religions that have tenets considered as holy and sacrosanct that contradicts the rule of law embedded in what we call the Bill of Rights that those adherents are not allowed to immigrate to the USA. Adherents already in the USA that cannot commit to the Bill of Rights should face incarceration if they are a citizen or expulsion if they are a legal immigrant even if that status is political asylum.

Just for clarity’s sake let’s take the First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (U.S. Constitution – Amendment 1;

If a religion infringes on the free exercise of another religion by advocating violence, then the infringing religion is proscribed of practicing the violent tenets. For example in Biblical Christianity sets forth that Jesus Christ in the ONLY WAY to the path to God. YET the New Testament specifically proscribes violence to make others believe in Jesus as The Way.

The Quran contrarily tells its adherents to spread Islam by converting, forcing the submission of the superiority of Islam or death:


Are Muslims permitted to force others into accepting Islam?

Summary Answer:

Muslims are told to fight unbelievers until they are either dead, converted to Islam, or in a permanent state of subjugation under Muslim domination. Allowing people of other faiths to live and worship independently of Islamic rule is not an option.

The Qur’an:

Qur’an (8:39)“And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.” Translation from the Noble Quran

Qur’an (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”Suras 9 and 5 are the last “revelations” that Muhammad handed down – hence abrogating what came before, which includes the oft-quoted verse 2:256 -“Let there be no compulsion in religion…”.

Qur’an (9:5) “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them…” Prayer and charity are among the Five Pillars of Islam, assalat and zakat. See below. Islam sanctions violence as a means of coercing religion.

Qur’an (9:11) – (Continued from above) “But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then are they yourbrethren in religion”This confirms that Muhammad is speaking of conversion to Islam.

Quran (9:56-57)“And they swear by Allah that they are most surely of you, and they are not of you, but they are a people who are afraid (of you). If they could find a refuge or cave or a place to enter into, they would certainly have turned thereto, running away in all haste.” This refers to people living among Muhammad’s own people who may not be true believers, but have to pretend to be in order to survive. They have no safe refuge to which to escape the Muslims. If Islam were a religion of peace, then why the fear?

Qur’an (2:193)“And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion be only for Allah. But if they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrong-doers.”The key phrase is to fight until “religion be only for Allah.”

Qur’an (3:83)“Are they seeking a religion other than Allah’s, when every soul in the heavens and the earth has sub mitted to Him,willingly orby compulsion?”So much for the earlier verse (2:256) stating that there is “no compulsion in religion”.

From the Hadith:

Sahih Muslim (1:33) The Messenger of Allah said: “I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer and pay zakat.”The first part of this condition is the Shahada, or profession of faith in Islam. Violence is sanctioned until the victims embrace Muhammad’s religion.

THERE IS MORE! (Forced Conversion;; © 2006 – 2016 All rights reserved.)

There is absolutely NOTHING in the Bible comparable to these revered Islamic writings!

AND SO, I am going to have to agree with Dajjal along these lines: Get wise, expel Muslim immigrants refusing to follow the Constitutional Rule of Law, incarcerate Muslim citizens who refuse to follow the Constitutional Rule of Law and prevent the future immigration of Quran/Sharia revering Muslims. While Conservatives are waging a competition for the hearts and minds of American voters with the American Left, a Quran/Sharia compliant American society will destroy the both the American Left and American Right with intolerant Islam.

JRH 8/9/15

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Dajjal Thought on ‘Sex Slaves, Beheadings and TwitterTerrorism’

August 8, 2015 at 8:29 PM

Why does France willingly import what they fought off at at Poitiers [or Tours – Also 8 min. video]? Why does Austria willingly import what they fought off at Vienna?

Multiculturalism??! Sharing space with a tribal honor/sham culture that holds you to be rebels against their god, najis [Interesting thought on najis in relation to Iran Nuke Deal] things on a par with dogs and excrement! Muslims believe that Allah is greater; that believers, therefore are superior. Your blood and property are not sacred to them.

They could not conquer you on the battlefield, so they are invading, occupying, out breeding you and will eventually out vote you. Their burden on your welfare systems is bankrupting you. You are feeding, clothing, housing and educating the Muslim hordes that will supplant and enslave you.

Radicalism, radicalization, extremists & extremism are camel excrement. Those false memes obscure the fact that Islam is intrinsically evil. Unholy war, terrorism & genocide are intrinsic sacraments of Islam and cannot be severed from it.

They go to war in Syria because it is their obligation: fard al-ayn. Go to war or go to Hell as per Surah At-Taubah 38 & 39. Fight those of the disbelievers nearest you; what part of that do you not comprehend- 9.123? What part of 9.120 is too complex or arcane for you to understand; Allah gives Brownie Points to terrorists?

Get wise: expel the Muslims and do not admit any more of them.


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Dajjal Thought on ‘Sex Slaves, Beheadings and TwitterTerrorism’

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Jonathan Ginsburg posted a comment to my post on July 31 I’d rather go to War than Make a Deal with a Devil’. Ginsburg’s comment links heavily to a blog called Strong and Resolute. I’m going to step into the land of presumption and assume the blog is operated by Jonathan Ginsburg. The blog in question seems to me to be a Pro-Israel and anti-Leftist Jewish in its themes. That works for me.

The Ginsburg comment relates the duplicity of Obama toward Israel with some very correct criticism for Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal.

JRH 8/4/15

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Comment to: ‘I’d rather go to War than Make a Deal with a Devil

By Jonathan Ginsburg

August 3, 2015 9:24pm


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To understand Obama’s catastrophic Iran deal, this is what you need to know. Very simple.

He hates Israel, Christians, the West and just wants to empower Iran and radical Islam everywhere. All the rest is diplomatic jihad. See the dozens of examples of proof at that site [linked above].

You believe the delusional who tell you Iran doesn’t really mean “death to USA and Israel”? Iran WILL absolutely use nukes to reestablish the Persian Empire and for religious reasons, to have the necessary catastrophe to have the hidden 12th Imam emerge. They are willing to suffer catastrophic losses for these “honors”

Obama’s deal makes war much more likely and much better alternatives abound. It must be defeated. Read more details about the above here

LOBBY Contact your Senator: (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.

Find Your Representative:

SAY: Democrats in Congress considering voting FOR this genocidal, catastrophic Iran deal. I implore you. Don’t just follow orders as the Nazis did.

Every Nazi’s main excuse was “I was just following orders”. How is that different than any of these Democrats saying “I am voting for a deal guaranteeing the worst terrorist nation on earth nuclear weapons because I am just following my president?” The very sad reality is American Jews and America did nothing to stop Hitler until it was too late for 6 million just 70 years ago and we are witnessing the same thing again. This is the most important vote of your lives and history will remember you primarily by how you vote on this. Obama’s deal makes war much more likely and much better alternatives abound. It must be defeated.


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This New Movie Should Have Hillary Scared to Death

Action movie Director Michael Bay is stepping into the controversial political subject in making the movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” based on the book with a similar name, “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi”.

In the review I read, Bay does not go out of his way to expose the Big Dogs responsible for any cover-up but neither does he exonerate anyone. According to the review the movie lays out the facts according to what has become a part of public knowledge along the storyline of the book. It sounds as if the movie will be interesting and quite entertaining.

JRH 8/1/15

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This New Movie Should Have Hillary Scared to Death

By Steve Thompson

Email Sent: 7/31/2015 3:34 PM

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Continuing the recent streak of true-to-life battle thrillers, legendary Hollywood producer Michael Bay is taking on Benghazi in his new action-packed movie 13 Hours.

Even more exciting, is the trailer for the new movie was only just released, and it will hit the theaters before the 2016 elections…

…giving pundits and the GOP plenty of ammunition to fire as the bloated Hillary campaign lumbers forward.

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Steve Thompson


This New Movie Should Have Hillary Scared to Death

July 31, 2015

American Patriot Daily News Network

Continuing the recent streak of true-to-life battle thrillers, legendary Hollywood producer Michael Bay is taking on Benghazi in his new action-packed movie “13 Hours.”

Even more exciting, the trailer for the new movie was only just released, and it will be hit the theaters before the 2016 elections… giving pundits and the GOP plenty of ammunition to fire as the bloated Hillary campaign lumbers forward.

Now Michael Bay isn’t necessarily known for stepping into the political arena. He’s known better for his explosive and action packed movies like “Transformers” and “Armageddon.”

Most of his movies are nothing more than fanciful works of fiction, and “sticking to the facts isn’t really in his wheelhouse.

But “13 hours” is different. It will be replete with the exact details of what happened in Benghazi that fateful night.

You see, “13 hours” is based solely on the writing of Mitchell Zuckoff, who in turn wrote base off the narratives of five of the six CIA contractors who were involved in the thick of the battle.

That means what Americans will see is the horror that unfolded the night of Sept. 11, 2012. They’re not going to see a whitewashed, dumbed down version of the truth.

They’re going to be expose to the raw and heart-wrenching events Mrs. Clinton herself was directly responsible for.

Some conservatives might be disappointed that Bay doesn’t indict the administration directly, as the movie sticks close to the narrative provided in the book. However, Bay and his team are firm in saying the book doesn’t contain fabrications like many other popular movies in the same genre. So it’s grit and grime and nothing more.

What we’re left with is the story, the facts, and the horror of what happened to brave men who were abandoned by their government.

As The New York Post writes:

That story is that four Americans, including a US ambassador, died in an all-night terror attack, receiving no help from anyone in Washington. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn’t expected to be a character in the film — but just as she is heading into the first primaries of the 2016 campaign, the nation will be reminded that she was in charge, that the administration in which she served tried to deflect blame onto an offensive anti-Muslim video that supposedly angered the militants, and that during congressional inquiries into the matter, she angrily tried to dismiss the whole thing out of hand, shouting, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

Truth is, all of this will give Republican opponents a better leg to stand on when they attack the character and competence of Mrs. Clinton in the months to come.

When Americans are confronted with the gripping and frightening truth…that Mrs. Clinton left good men out to dry, they might just take a look a long hard look at her and decide she’s not worth the vote.

VIDEO: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Official Trailer

Published by Paramount Pictures

Published on Jul 28, 2015

From Michael Bay comes 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Watch the official trailer, in theaters January 15th.


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I’d rather go to War than Make a Deal with a Devil

John R. Houk

© July 31, 2015

Let me begin with a thirteen minute speech delivered by Caroline Glick. If you didn’t know that Glick was an American born Jewish gal that is now an Israeli citizen and senior editor for the Jerusalem Post, you would think she was an evangelical preacher. THIS IS GOOD PREACHING!

VIDEO: Caroline Glick speaks at Stop Iran Rally in New York City #StopIranRally

Published by Bob David

Published on Jul 22, 2015

Caroline Glick speaks out against Obama’s surrender to Iran and his facilitation of their mass murder terrorist operations and acquisition of nuclear weapons. (Video Hat Tip: United with Israel)

America has endured seven years of Obama cover-ups and lies. Combine this with a gullible duped electorate that admires America’s first Black President while ignoring the destructive nature of Obama’s transformation of America. You will see the full swing of tragedy engulfing America with Congress laying down its constitutional power to Executive Order authority.

International agreements that have the force of law comes under the category of a Treaty. The Constitution tells us all treaties need Congressional approval. Obama has flouted the Constitution by pushing the envelope of the rule of law with the fiat of an Executive Order. The Executive Order/Agreement is nothing new in the evolution of the Executive Branch stretching the bounds of the Constitution often with the consent of the Judicial Branch. UNFORTUNATELY this Iran Nuke Deal by Obama’s Administration has all the elements of a Treaty; however Obama’s EO power has placed Congress in the position of passing legislation to overrule an agreement that will affect America’s future National Security, Israel’s existence and undermine the few Arab/Sunni-Muslim allies the government has courted because of a threatening Twelver-Shia Iran.

Rather than being the constitutional position of the required 2/3 Senate approval of a Treaty, Obama is forcing legislation to pass both Houses and if there is a Presidential veto both Houses have to come up with 2/3 majorities to override the veto.

On a personal level it is my feeling that any agreement that allows a saber rattling and terrorist supporting nation such as Iran is not worth the paper signed upon. It is my understanding that Iran’s nuclear program is left intact including the ability to enrich weapons grade uranium. Iranians are just promising they won’t pursue such an enrichment for ten years. So even if we can believe weapons grade enrichment is suspended, Iran can pick up where they left off. And assuming there is no clandestine nuclear enrichment, Iran is more than free to develop weaponry including Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) capable of carrying some form of weapon(s) of mass destruction (WMD).

Also Obama’s nuke deal stops all economic sanctions against Iran BEFORE any verification of Iranian trustworthiness proceeds which includes releasing hundreds of billions of dollars confiscated due to previous sanction violations by Iran.

For clarity’s sake then, Iran can develop weaponry systems, continue to supply Islamic terrorists with weapons and plan Israel’s destruction pertaining to the death to America and death to Israel rhetoric that Obama dismisses as playing politics to the Iranian Twelver constituents who believe their Hidden 12th Imam will emerge to cause global chaos ushering in a Shi’ite-Islamic domination of planet earth.

The Obama supporters (including BHO) are planting the seeds of fear that the only alternative to the best deal that can be arrived at with Iran is war. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that war with Iran in some form or another is inevitable. So is it better to engage in a military action now in which Iran can only respond with conventional weapons now better than a nuclear war later in which many more lives perish including creating inhabitable land due to radiation?

Also the Obama international cohorts seem to indicate they are going through with sanction lifting against Iran whether Congress thwarts Obama or not. Iran Nuke Deal supporters claim that European abandonment to economics and oil benefits Iran who continue to enrich uranium without a deal thus producing a nuke weapon. So again, is a conventional war in the present favorable or a nuke war in the future which includes psycho-Iranians that have a death culture? That death culture means the Cold War adage that prevented an American vs. a Sino-Soviet nuclear war via the military theory of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) will not stop Iran.

Iran is not a secular nation that reasons in geopolitics in the same way that Western Nations and global economic minded despotic nations like Russia and China would reason even today. As far as Twelver-Shi’ites are concerned a MAD scenario will simply bring a global Islamic era under Allah quicker.

For all the bad things Iran Nuke Deal supports believe will read this Foreign Policy essay by Suzanne Nossel: “This Is What Will Happen if Congress Blows Up the Iran Nuclear Deal: If the naysayers manage to blow up the newly minted agreement, it will be a disaster for the United States — and will only push Iran closer to the bomb.” –July 30, 2015

I know I’m just a small time Okie blogger, but sure seems a “NO” to the Iran Nuke Deal means bad consequences now. AGAIN I’m here to tell you a “YES” to the Iran Nuke Deal means WORSE consequences in our future. AND if Iran proves untrustworthy as I suspect, those WORSE consequences will arrive sooner rather than later.

Iran Nuke Installation May 2015 Map

I believe Norman Podhoretz sums up the reality of the Iran Nuke Deal in the last paragraph of his July 28 Wall Street Journal editorial: “Israel’s Choice: Conventional War Now, or Nuclear War Later”.

The brutal truth is that the actual alternatives before us are not Mr. Obama’s deal or war. They are conventional war now or nuclear war later. John Kerry recently declared that Israel would be making a “huge mistake” to take military action against Iran. But Mr. Kerry, as usual, is spectacularly wrong. Israel would not be making a mistake at all, let alone a huge one. On the contrary, it would actually be sparing itself—and the rest of the world—a nuclear conflagration in the not too distant future. (Israel’s Choice: Conventional War Now, or Nuclear War Later; By Norman Podhoretz; WSJ; 7/28/15)

The best thing for the U.S. to do would be to back Israeli military action against Iranian nuke sites. When Iran counterattacks Israel, then would be a good time to demonstrate to Israel and other nominal Middle East allies that we protect our allies and nail Iran from all sides without necessarily planning an invasion. Incapacitating Iran’s infrastructure will cause Iran to run out of retaliatory options soon enough. AND thank god, a military strike now means no nuke WMD future options for Iran.

Further Reading:

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran Nuke Deal PDF) Vienna 7/14/15

Obama’s Gamble with Iran’s Theocratic RegimeIsrapundit cross posted from Gatestone Institute 7/28/15

Obama Administration’s “Side Deals” with Iran Make Waves in CongressBreaking Israel News 7/27/15

John Kerry hasn’t even seen one of the most crucial parts of the Iran agreementBusiness Insider 7/30/15

State Spokesman Repeatedly Refuses to Answer Whether There Are ‘Side Deals’ Between Iran and Nuclear WatchdogWashington Free Beacon 7/22/15

JRH 7/31/15

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Foreign Christians and the Obama Administration

Sister Diana Momeka – Iraqi Refugee Nun and BHO


John R. Houk

© July 26, 2015

In an earlier post I shared that persecuted Pakistani-Christian Asia Bibi received a stay of execution by hanging. I wanted to draw attention that the Pakistan government was still keeping her in prison even though a few Western nations had offered her and her family asylum if she is released. In conjunction with her continued incarceration I excerpted from various sources how ill-treated Bibi has experienced and that her family was constantly receiving death threats and thus are in hiding as in having to move around a lot to avoid deadly persecution.

Since America is still the land where Christians can enjoy religious liberty without fear of Muslims demanding Sharia punishments be enforced for believing Jesus Christ is the Son of God and true Messiah while Mohammed was (as in past tense and dead as a rusty door nail) falsely claimed to be a messenger a divine deity called Allah who went out his way to tell listeners that Jesus Christ is NOT the Son of God, that the Lord did NOT die on the Cross AND NEVER did arise bodily from the grave reclaiming the divine attributes given up to be a sacrifice for the redemption to a lost and separated from God humankind.

This basic theological Christian faith is blasphemy to a Muslim because in their view it belittles Mohammed and that fake deity Allah.

And so Asia Bibi is still in prison and her family is still stuck in Pakistan in a nation in which the Sunni-Muslim majority believes they should die horribly to honor Mo and Allah.

Do you think President Barack Hussein Obama and his Administration care about the suffering that Christians like Asia Bibi receives at the hands of lunatic Muslims believing they are honoring their deity and prophet?

The President has allowed a destructive nuke deal to move forward with Iran without requiring the Christian American citizens imprisoned on various bogus charges to be released. Obama has allowed the mass slaughtering of Christians in Iraq and Syria by psycho-Muslims that have carved land out of those two nations and called it the Islamic State (IS). Our President still calls them ISIL, most American media outlets calls the “IS” ISIS (See Also HERE) and most Muslim nations and Israel calls the “IS” Daesh (pronounced like dash – See Also HERE).

You’d think a nation like the United States of America that still has a large affinity for Christianity would be more accommodating toward persecuted Christians in Muslim dominated nations, right?

Raymond Ibrahim examines Obama’s Administration to shine a light on some curious practices being used against persecuted Christians to prevent their voice from being heard by American voters.

JRH 7/26/15

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U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians from Testifying about Persecution: Muslim Persecution of Christians, May 2015

By Raymond Ibrahim

July 24, 2015

Raymond Ibrahim – Islam Translated

Also at Gatestone Institute

During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians, the U.S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities.

Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012.

She was to be one of a delegation of religious leaders from Iraq — including Sunni, Shia and Yazidi, among others — to visit Washington, D.C., to describe the situation of their people. Every religious leader from this delegation to Washington D.C. was granted a visa — except for the only Christian representative, Sister Diana.

After this refusal became public, many Americans protested, some writing to their congressmen. Discussing the nun’s visa denial, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said:

This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for terrorists … I hope that as it gets attention that Secretary Kerry will reverse it. If he doesn’t, Congress has to investigate, and the person who made this decision ought to be fired.

The State Department eventually granted Sister Diana a visa.

This is not the first time the U.S. State Department has not granted a visa to a Christian leader coming from a Muslim region. Last year, after the United States Institute for Peace brought together the governors of Nigeria’s mostly Muslim northern states for a conference in the U.S., the State Department blocked the visa of the region’s only Christian governor, Jonah David Jang.

According to a Nigerian human rights lawyer based in Washington D.C., Emmanuel Ogebe, the Christian governor’s “visa problems” were due to anti-Christian bias in the U.S. government:

The U.S. insists that Muslims are the primary victims of Boko Haram. It also claims that Christians discriminate against Muslims in Plateau, which is one of the few Christian majority states in the north. After the [Christian governor] told them [U.S. authorities] that they were ignoring the 12 Shariah states who institutionalized persecution … he suddenly developed visa problems…. The question remains — why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?

The testimony of another nun, Sister Hatune Dogan, also made in May, indicates why the State Department may not want to hear such testimonials: they go against the paradigm that “Islam is peace.” According to Sister Hatune:

What is going on there [Islamic State territories], what I was hearing, is the highest barbarism on earth in the history until today… The mission of Baghdadi, of ISIS, is to convert the world completely to the Islamic religion and bring them to Dar Al Salaam, as they call it. And Islam is not peace, please. Whoever says ISIS has no connection to Islam or something like this is, he’s a liar. ISIS is Islam; Islam is ISIS… We know that in Islam, there is no democracy. Islam and democracy are opposite, like black and white. And I hope America will understand. America today has the power that they can stop this disaster on the earth, with other Western countries.

The rest of May’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes, but is not limited to, the following accounts, listed by theme.

Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches

Pakistan: Three separate incidents involved attacks on churches:

1) On May 28, in the city of Chakwal, south of Lahore, Muslim men destroyed a Protestant church and beat six Christians, including the pastor. Some of those wounded had to be hospitalized. A few days earlier, Pastor Suhail Masih and his companions had been accused by local Muslims of carrying out “proselytism and conversions of Muslims,” according to a preliminary report.

2) Javed David, head of Hope for the Light Ministries in Lahore, and his associates, have been receiving death threats since February. The latest incident occurred in April, but became public knowledge only in May. According to David:

I had been to church in Sheikhupura to attend a meeting with colleagues. It was 8 o’clock in the evening when we left to return to Lahore. We were about to reach the main road when a motorbike drove up and blocked the way. Maybe they were following us. The two bikers were wearing a helmet (sic). One of them came up to my window and spoke to me. “We know what you are doing here,” he said. “Stop building churches. Convert to Islam, which is the true religion. Otherwise we will make a horrible example of you.”… [On another] occasion too, I was going home when a motorcycle stopped in front of me. The driver knocked on the window and threw in a piece of paper. I did not open it before I got home. It said, “This is an Islamic nation. We cannot allow church building. Either you convert to Islam or you leave this country! Stop building churches or you’ll pay the consequences!”

3) On May 29 in Faisalabad, around 2 a.m., a gang of Muslims on motorcycles attacked a church near the Sadar police station. They opened fire on the church and set its main gate on fire, damaging its windows. According to church cleric Dilawar Masih, “Though no human loss was reported in this incident, attackers gave a clear-cut message that Christians and their places of worship are not safe and they may be attacked any time by the terrorists.”

Egypt: Two churches were attacked:

1) On May 16, a homemade explosive device planted next to a Coptic Christian church was detonated around sunset. As the St. George Church in Tamiya (Fayum governorate) was mostly empty at the time, there were no casualties. However, the church’s administrative offices and second floor windows were shattered, creating chaos and panic in the area. Church security cameras captured the two men on a motorcycle, who stopped at the church. One of the men dismounted and placed a bag containing the bomb next to the church, and they then sped off.

2) On Sunday morning, May 31 in Senoras city, Fayum, masked men on motorcycles opened fire on an Evangelical church. Security forces guarding the church briefly exchanged fire with the masked men before they fled on their motorcycles. No one was reported hurt.

Canada: On May 26, a 22-year-old man of Muslim background was charged with alleged hate crimes committed against the St. Catherine of Siena Church and its neighboring elementary school in Mississauga, Ontario. Iqbal Hessan faces five counts of mischief, and over $5,000 in fines. On May 20, the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue that stands in front of the church was covered in black paint and the fingers of its outstretched arms were broken off. Behind the church, graffiti with the words “There is no Jew God” was scrawled across the brick wall along with a drawing of a face labelled “Jewsus.” That vandalism was the fourth time the church was targeted. On April 9, surveillance cameras caught a young man breaking into the church, ripping pages of the Sacramentary book on the altar, throwing them at the tabernacle, and then stealing one of the church’s sound-system speakers. On May 17, a drawing of a hand gesturing with the middle finger was found spray-painted on the front steps of the church. And on May 25, graffiti was sprayed on the school walls.

Algeria: According to Abdel Fattah Zarawi, the Muslim leader of the Salafi party, also known as the Free Front of Algeria, any and all Christian churches remaining in the North African nation must be closed and reopened as mosques. Although the transformation of Christian churches into Muslim mosques is nearly as old as Islam itself — Algeria was Christian-majority and even gave the world St. Augustine before Islam invaded and conquered it in the seventh century — the Salafi leader tried to portray his proposal as a “grievance” against rising anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe, especially France. Launched on social media and networks, the Salafi campaign against Algerian churches even calls for the transformation of the nation’s most important churches into mosques — including the Church of Notre Dame d’Afrique in Algiers, the Church of St. Augustine in Annaba, and the Church of Santa Cruz in Oran — since “they have no relation whatsoever to the religion of Algerian Muslims,” in the words of the Free Front.

Saudi Arabia: Sheikh Adel al-Kalbani, former Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and current prayer leader of Muhaisin Mosque in Riyadh, issued a tweet from his personal Twitter account, saying, “My beloved nation: It suffices me that you shelter me from hearing church bells ringing in you.” Due to his importance, the New York Times once issued an entire spread about al-Kalbani. The “hopeful” theme is how al-Kalbani managed to rise to the top in Saudi Arabia by becoming the first black Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. No word in any English language media, however, about his abhorrence for Christian churches and their bells.

Turkey: A 900-year-old Christian church in Turkey is to be renovated into a functioning mosque — despite previous governmental assurances that it would be renovated into a museum. Enez’s Hagia Sophia, the name of the ancient church, is located inside the city of Ainos, along the border with Greece and stationed atop a hill, visible to all. Another centuries-old church, Hagia Sophia in Trabzon, along the Black Sea, was reopened in 2013 as a mosque, although it was a museum for many years. Meanwhile, a majority of Turks await the re-transformation of the greatest Hagia Sophia (Constantinople’s) into a mosque.

Yemen: A Catholic church was seriously damaged during a Saudi bombing raid around mid-May. The church of the Immaculate Conception in Aden had earlier been occupied by Houthi rebels who had vandalized its interior. The airstrike by Saudi bombers — in support of the Yemeni government in its struggle with the rebels — did further damage to the structure. Only one Catholic priest remains in Yemen. Two priests fled the country to escape the violence, while another, who was out of the country when the fighting began, has been unable to return. Twenty members of the Missionaries of Charities have chosen to remain in the war-torn country, tending to the sick and the poor.

Muslim Attacks on Christian Freedom

Pakistan: On Sunday, May 24, a Christian man in the Sanda neighborhood of Lahore was accused of blasphemy when some Muslims saw him burning newspapers that reportedly contained Arabic verses from the Koran. After the accusation, a Muslim mob caught the Christian, severely beat him, and even attempted to set him on fire. A few months earlier, another Muslim mob burned a Christian couple alive inside a kiln after they, too, were accused of insulting Islam. The Christian youth — named Humayun Masih, said to be “mentally unstable” — was imprisoned and charged under section 295-B of Pakistan’s penal code, which prohibits the desecration of the Koran. After the attack on the Christian youth, the Muslim mob, reportedly thousands, rampaged through the neighborhood and set fire to Christian homes and a church. Christians in the region were attacked, and most fled the region; some of the mob was armed and gunshots were heard.

Egypt: On May 5, another Coptic Christian was convicted of blaspheming against Islam: “ridiculing or insulting a heavenly religion” in violation of Article 98 (f) of the Egyptian Penal Code. A judge in Daqahliya sentenced Michael Munir Beshay to one year’s imprisonment and a fine of one thousand Egyptian pounds. As International Christian Concern puts it: “Despite steps taken by the Sisi-led government to bring about greater tolerance and reforms, the conviction of Beshay is just another of many recent incidents highlighting the continued persecution of the country’s Christian minority.”[1] And Bishoy Armia Boulous – formerly known as Mohammed Hegazy, an apostate from Islam to Christianity — has remained imprisoned now for approximately a year, well past the legal six-month investigation period. All this time, he has been subject to physical and verbal abuse, from both prison guards and fellow inmates, on account of his “apostasy” from, and “blasphemy” against, Islam. He has been denied a Bible and has not had eyeglasses since they were intentionally broken some time ago. [2]

Iran: Ibrahim Firouzi, a Muslim convert to Christianity, was sentenced to the maximum five years in prison for “action against national security through collusion and gathering.” After Firouzi converted to Christianity, he was arrested on August 25, 2013 and convicted of evangelizing, colluding with “anti-regime” foreign networks, launching a Christian website, and working against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Although his prison term was supposed to end on January 13, 2015, authorities continued to hold him illegally, and on March 8 they sentenced him to serve another five years “in very difficult conditions.”


Syria: After failed negotiations, the Islamic State (IS) refused to release 242 Christian hostages captured during a late February raid along the Khabur River. On May 1, the IS demanded $242 million USD for the release of 93 women, 51 children, and 98 men taken captive. The Assyrian church, family and friends, unable to raise such a large sum, made a lesser, undisclosed offer, which IS rejected, saying it would no longer negotiate concerning the fate of the captive Christians. Based on Islamic law, their fate will now likely be slavery (especially women and children) or execution (especially men).[3]

Ethiopia: A Muslim mob in Deder attacked a Christian man and forced him out of his home on pain of death, in an effort to appropriate his land and build a mosque on it – despite recent court rulings confirming the Christian man’s property rights. “Their first plan was to kill my husband,” said Fikere Mengistu’s wife. “Now, he has escaped from the area. We are fasting and praying for God to rescue us from this forceful action.” She remains with her five children, elderly mother-in-law and 30 other Christians, praying on the property. “We did our best try to defend our faith based on the law of the country… Muslims are out of the control of the government and the law. What can we do?” said Mengistu.[4]

Iraq: Juliana George, a 16-year-old Christian girl living in Baghdad, was abducted from her home. According to her family, a person knocked on the door of their home and when she answered, she was seized by four men who forced her into a waiting taxi and sped away. Her grandfather, Joseph, a priest, chased the taxi on foot and grabbed its door, but eventually fell to the side as the vehicle sped away. She was eventually released after her family paid a $55,000 ransom to the abductors for her return. Juliana’s father, George, said that she has been traumatized by the experience: “I fear for her and my two other daughters…. There is no reason to believe that we will not be targeted again. I don’t see how we can stay in Baghdad after this.”

Turkey: On the same year that millions around the world commemorated the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Turkish authorities started the demolition of Kamp Armen, an Armenian orphanage in the metropolitan district of Tuzla, despite the attempts by some political representatives to intervene. The orphanage was built in 1962 on the initiative of the Armenian Protestant community. A brief historical recap of the orphanage follows:

Thanks to its activities, the institution has helped 1,500 children to grow up in an environment based on the spirituality and culture of Armenian Christianity. There was also Hrant Dink among its students, the Armenian Turkish journalist, founder of the bilingual magazine Agos, killed in 2007 after being repeatedly threatened with death for his positions on the Armenian Genocide. The Turkish State had expropriated the orphanage in 1987, and all legal attempt (sic) by the Armenian Protestant communities to regain control of the building fell on deaf ears.

Italian Dhimmitude

Accounts of Muslim immigrants taunting and even assaulting Christians in Italy are increasing. Earlier this year, a crucifix was violently destroyed in close proximity to a populated mosque, and a statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed and urinatedon by a group of North Africans in Italy. In addition:

· A Muslim schoolboy of African origin beat a 12-year-old girl at a school because she was wearing a crucifix around her neck. The boy, who had only started to attend the school a few weeks earlier, began to bully the Christian girl — “insulting her and picking on her in other ways all because she was wearing the crucifix” — before he finally assaulted her. Italian police did not charge the boy with any offense; they said he was a minor.

· On Sunday, May 10, after church mass, a group of young Muslim immigrants from the Islamic Center interrupted a Catholic procession in honor of the Virgin Mary. They shouted verbal insults and threats as the group passed in front of the Islamic Cultural Center in Conselice, a small town in lower Romagna. Approximately 100 Catholic Christians, including several small children, were preparing to receive their first Holy Communion. They were reportedly stunned and confused and halted the procession before regrouping and hurrying past the Center.

Egyptian Dhimmitude

On Sunday, May 24, in the village of Kafr Darwish, just south of Cairo, a Muslim mob attacked Coptic Christian homes by throwing stones and Molotov explosives at them. More than 10 homes were torched and damaged. This attack was apparently prompted by a familiar narrative: one of the Coptic villagers, Ayman Youssef, was accused of posting cartoons offensive to Muhammad on his Facebook account. Youssef is illiterate and says he lost his mobile phone a few days before the alleged Facebook posting. Village elders and security representatives held a “conciliation session” and decreed that Youssef’s entire family — including the 80-year-old father and 75-year-old mother — must leave the village if angry Muslims were to calm down. The Christian family was told by the village mayor Ahmed Maher that police “cannot guarantee their safety if they remained in the village.”

Dr. Khaled Montaser, an Egyptian intellectual and frequent critic of the Islamization of the country, discussed how discrimination against Coptic Christians is widespread in certain medical professions. He said during a televised program that, although the pioneer of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Egypt was a Coptic Christian (Dr. Naguib Mahfouz), his grandson is banned from entering these professions because he is a Christian. Montaser confirmed that this policy, even if not a formal law, has caused Christian students increasingly to continue their studies abroad. He pointed out that this “policy” has become a norm — one of many that discriminates against Copts.

In a 25-minute interview on Arabic satellite TV with Dr. Mona Roman, Coptic Christian Bishop Agathon fully exposed the plight of his Christian flock in Minya, Egypt — a region that has a large Coptic minority that is steadily under attack. It was pointed out that the Egyptian state itself is often behind the persecution of and discrimination against Christians. According to the bishop, local governmental authorities — including the State Security apparatus — do not just ignore the attacks on Copts, but are often the very ones behind them.[5]

During a recent interview on Egyptian television, Dr. Yunis Makioun, head of the Al-Nour Party, the political wing of the Salafis, insisted that Islam commands Muslims to “protect” the nation’s Christian minority — a reference to their “dhimmi” status — and treat them properly. Even so, said the Salafi spokesman, Muslims, according to Islam, are forbidden to offer greetings or congratulations to Copts on any Christian holiday.

Coptic Kidnappings

Since the “Arab Spring” came to Egypt, the kidnapping of Coptic Christians has been on the rise. In Nag Hammadi alone, 77 persons have been abducted, and two killed.

Makram Nazir, a 55-year-old Coptic Christian man was kidnapped and killed. Nazir was returning home from his second job in the middle of the night on April 26, when he was seized. His abductors called his brother and demanded a million Egyptian pounds (equivalent of $131,000 USD). As it was an impossible amount to raise, the Coptic man’s family negotiated a significantly reduced price by phone with the abductors. The brother went to the local police station, provided them with all the information, including recordings of the phone calls, but, according to Watan News, “no one made a single move or took the matter seriously.” After paying the ransom, three days passed before Nazir’s family found the Coptic man’s corpse in a canal. Killing Christian hostages even after being paid the ransom is not uncommon in Egypt. The same happened to 6-year-old Cyril Joseph: on May 2013, it was reported that his “family is in tatters after paying 30,000 pounds [about $4000 USD] to the abductor, who still killed the innocent child and threw his body in the sewer system, where the body, swollen and moldy, was exhumed.”

Armed gunmen seized an 8-year-old Coptic Christian child, Antonious Zaki Hani, who was walking with his mother to school in Nag Hammadi. Four armed gunmen appeared, forced the child from his mother on the threat of death, and fled in a car. The kidnappers demanded two million Egyptian pounds ($262,000 USD) in ransom. Police eventually released the boy 17 days after he was kidnapped, although some activists say police knew earlier where the boy was being held.

On May 2, another Coptic Christian girl, Marina Magdi Fahim, 17, vanished after leaving her home around midday in the Hanofil region of Alexandria. Her family reported her disappearance to the authorities. Human rights activists say the girl was not reported injured at any hospital — a sign that she was kidnapped. She has not been seen since.

A few days earlier, another 17-year old Coptic Christian was kidnapped in the village of al-Kom al-Qibliyya in Samalout. An eyewitness said he saw a Muslim neighbor named Ahmed Khalifa seize the girl. Although the family planned to organize a protest, the village elders counseled against it, lest it backfire by provoking more of the area’s Muslims to retaliate against the Christian minority of the region, as often happens whenever Copts ask for their human rights.

About this Series

The persecution of Christians in the Islamic world has become endemic. Accordingly, “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed to collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that surface each month. It serves two purposes:

1) To document that which the mainstream media does not: the habitual, if not chronic, persecution of Christians.

2) To show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated—that it is rooted in a worldview inspired by Islamic Sharia.

Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; apostasy, blasphemy, and proselytism laws that criminalize and sometimes punish with death those who “offend” Islam; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam; theft and plunder in lieu of jizya (financial tribute expected from non-Muslims); overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis, or third-class, “tolerated” citizens; and simple violence and murder. Sometimes it is a combination thereof.

Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales—from Morocco in the West, to Indonesia in the East—it should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam—whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.

Previous Reports:

· April, 2015

· March, 2015

· February, 2015

· January, 2015

· December, 2014

· November, 2014

· October, 2014

· September, 2014

· August, 2014

· July, 2014

· June, 2014

· May, 2014

· April, 2014

· March, 2014

· February, 2014

· January, 2014

· December, 2013

· November, 2013

· October, 2013

· September, 2013

· August, 2013

· July, 2013

· June, 2013

· May, 2013

· April, 2013

· March, 2013

· February, 2013

· January, 2013

· December, 2012

· November, 2012

· October, 2012

· September, 2012

· August, 2012

· July, 2012

· June, 2012

· May, 2012

· April, 2012

· March, 2012

· February, 2012

· January, 2012

· December, 2011

· November, 2011

· October, 2011

· September, 2011

· August, 2011

· July, 2011


1] Beshay’s case is only one of several concerning Christians accused of, and punished for, insulting Islam. In April, Gad Yunan, a Coptic Christian teacher, and some of his Coptic students, were arrested on the charge of insulting Islam. Their crime was to have made a 30-second video on Yunan’s iPhone mocking the Islamic State — which Egypt’s Muslims and authorities apparently equate with mocking Islam, even as Muslims in the West insist ISIS has “nothing to do with Islam. Last year, Kerolos Shouky Attallah, a young Coptic Christian man accused of blaspheming Islam for simply “liking” an Arabic-language Facebook page administered by an anonymous group of Christian converts, was sentenced to six years in prison. The Copt did not make any comments on the site, share any of the postings or upload anything to it, and removed his name from the page once he realized that it might offend Muslims. In the hours preceding the sentencing, a rioting mob burned down several Christian-owned shops. He remains in hiding.

[2] According to lawyer Karam Ghobrial, the reason his client is being held and tortured in prison has to do with what made Bishoy notorious some years back in the first place: his audacity not only to convert to Christianity, but to try formally to change his religious identity from Muslim to Christian on his ID card — prompting much public animosity and death threats against him at the time.

[3] According to Bishop Mar Mellis:

We tried many times to negotiate with the people that captured them and for their release.

We offered them an amount of money in accordance with the law of jizya but sadly after a week the negotiator between us returned and told us that ISIS wanted $100,000 for each person. They were asking for over $23 million.

We are a poor nation. These people [Christian captives] have not done anything wrong and won’t harm anyone. We as Assyrians do not have this amount of money you are asking for. We offered an amount of money that we cannot disclose at this time. With the amount we offered, we thought it was acceptable, to have the return of the 230 people.

After two days, they [Islamic State] told us: “The amount the church offered was not acceptable. From now on, we will no longer negotiate with you.” We then thought we would wait, hoping they would come back to talk. Sadly, we received word that the 230 kidnapped people will be sent to the Court of Sharia in Raqqa, where a Muslim judge from Mosul will deliver their fate.

In the context of these ongoing attacks that the ancient Assyrian Christian community has been exposed to, particularly at the hands of IS, Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church of the East declared before a European parliament on human rights that “Assyrian Christians are facing a danger that threatens their existence in their historical regions.”

[4] According to International Christian Concern:

Fikere Mengistu’s family has owned their land for more than 90 years, but a mob of more than 20 Muslims in Kufanzik village remain intent on forcibly building a mosque on the Mengistu farm in defiance of the law. Muslims make up the religious majority in the area. They have destroyed his fence and have looted his possessions. In addition, the local police are complicit in these attempts to steal his land…. The authorities are letting it happen. In the past, he has faced threats from local police officers, has been forced to pay bribes, and has been imprisoned simply because he is a Christian.

[5] For example, when the Copts were having a serious council meeting with government officials about the possibility of building a church, one of the authorities actually contacted the Islamic sheikhs of the village asking whether they “stand with the Coptic church or with the State?” If the latter, each Muslim household was instructed to send one family member to protest against the proposed building of a church — so that security can then point to the mob and, as usual, just tell the Copts, “Sorry, no can do.”

Other times, State Security is complicit: Male and female Christian minors — currently 21 from just Minya alone, said the Coptic leader — are habitually abducted by surrounding Muslims. At the moment, the youngest Christian girl abducted had just started elementary school. Whenever any of these attacks occur, Copts, working with the church, prepare bundles of documents, including photos and other verifications, incriminating the culprits. These then are placed into the hands of top officials, to make sure they don’t get “lost” or “misplaced” by underlings. The bishop named many of these top people — at no small risk to himself — and said he even put such proofs and documents into the hands of the Director of Intelligence himself. “Absolutely nothing was done,” said the despondent Christian.

He discussed the difficulties that Copts encounter whenever they want to build a church — due to their dearth, some of the current churches serve tens of thousands of Christians — or even make simple repairs. By way of example, he explained how the Virgin Mary Church in Safaniya village has no bathrooms or running water. Christians “tried time and time again to get approval to build bathrooms, to no avail.” The bishop lamented how elderly and sick people sometimes urinate on themselves during service, while mothers must change their crying babies’ diapers right on the pews.

In response, authorities told the bishop to “Go and ask the Muslims of your region if they will approve the building of a church, or bathroom, or anything — and if they do, so will we.”

It should be noted that Islamic law specifically bans the construction or repair of churches.

Clearly frustrated, the bishop added: “We as Copts are human beings. And envy takes us when we see our Muslim brothers build mosques where they will, how they will, at any place and at any time. And the State helps them! But as for us, we cannot build anything and that which is already open is being closed…. We, the Copts, are citizens with rights; and we see Muslims get whatever they want, while we are always prevented.”

The Coptic bishop also said that sometimes Christians are punished whenever they go and “bother” authorities about their treatment. For example, when a Coptic delegation went to make a formal complaint, one of them was immediately kidnapped. His kidnappers demanded and received 120,000 Egyptian pounds for his release. Police were notified — even told where the exchange of money for hostage was to take place — but did absolutely nothing. The bishop referred to this incident as a “punishment” while Dr. Roman, the Coptic hostess, called Minya, Egypt a “State of Retribution” against those Copts who dare refuse to suffer quietly,” adding, “Al-Minya is apparently not an Egyptian province; it is governed by ISIS.”

Finally, Bishop Agathon made clear the despondency he and the average Christian in Egypt feel, repeatedly saying that, no matter which official they talk to, “nothing will change.” If anything, the plight of Egypt’s Christians has gone “from bad to worse,” said the bishop: “We hear beautiful words but no solution.”

Dr. Roman concluded by imploring Egyptian President Sisi, saying: “I’ve said it before: President Sisi is very meticulous and aware of the nation’s issues. Why, then, is it that the Coptic plight in Minya is being ignored? Why is he turning a blind eye toward it?”

Bishop Agathon concluded by saying that “Copts are between a state anvil and aggressor hammers,” meaning that, the state serves only to keep its Christian citizens in place while Islamic radicals pound away at them.

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Raymond Ibrahim is a Middle East and Islam specialist and author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings have appeared in a variety of media, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, World Almanac of Islamism, and Chronicle of Higher Education; he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, NPR, Blaze TV, and CBN. Ibrahim regularly speaks publicly, briefs governmental agencies, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and testifies before Congress. He is a Shillman Fellow, David Horowitz Freedom Center; a CBN News contributor; a Media Fellow, Hoover Institution (2013); and a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow, Middle East Forum. Ibrahim’s dual-background — born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic 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.

‘Innocence of Muslims’ lawsuit is over

Cindy Lee Garcia

The Florida Family Association sent out a thank you email to the readers who participated in the effort to email bomb the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals in the matter of Cindy Lee Garcia trying to prevent the anti-Islam movie that Barack Obama falsely blamed for his Benghazi debacle that got four Americans murdered by Islamic terrorists. The 9th Circuit tossed Garcia’s suit.

Although FFA sent this out three days ago the decision was handed down on May 18, 2015. With the Islamic terrorism being allowed into the USA (See Also HERE) by a U.S. President favoring Muslims over persecuted Christians (HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) in Muslim dominated nations, it is good to remind Sharia-conscious Muslims the First Amendment trumps the Quran.

JRH 7/19/15

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‘Innocence of Muslims’ lawsuit is over

Courts back away from elevating Sharia law command to censor blasphemy of Muhammad over the First Amendment.

From: Florida Family Association

Sent: 7/16/2015 1:36 PM

FFA supporters sent close to 25,000 emails to each appellate court judge urging this decision.

The threat posed by the 9th US Circuit Court’s panel ruling that would have changed copyright law to respond to a fatwa issued by several Imams is over. reports LOS ANGELES (CN) – The legal fight between Google and an actress who sued over her brief appearance in the movie trailer “Innocence of Muslims” is over. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald dismissed the action after Cindy Garcia, filmmaker Nakoula Basseley and Google filed a joint stipulation stating that all the parties had agreed to drop the case. Read more at [cache version] reports Copyright Law Was Not Created to Protect People From Fatwas. Read more at

Florida Family Association launched several email alerts that resulted in 24,653 people sending emails through to each of the 43 justices at the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. The prepared email urged the justices to perform an en banc review (larger panel of judges) and affirm the district court’s order in Cindy Lee Garcia vs. Google 12-57302 which denied Garcia’s petition. Additionally, the prepared email urged the justices to avoid making the errors written in Chief Judge Kozinski’s opinion. Instead of guaranteeing the free speech rights of Americans Judge Kozinski’s opinion empowered people who threaten violence. His opinion which referenced the fatwa against Garcia essentially elevated the Sharia law command to censor blasphemy of Muhammad over the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

This is what CAIR’s Islamophobic Organization report says about Florida Family Association: The Florida Family Association, founded in 1987 by David Caton, has pressured companies and courts to adhere to anti-Muslim practices. Despite operating only in Florida, FFA has garnered national attention. FFA is part of the U.S. Islamophobia network’s inner core. has this to say about Florida Family Association: Don’t let the name deceive you. Florida Family Association is a national organization that harnesses online citizen activism through its massive email list to change organizations through economic and public pressure. They urge companies not to advertise on the Islamic terror apologist network Al Jazeera, remind universities to support free speech and not cancel films and speakers critical of Islamism, and hold the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) feet to the fire for their leaders past support for terrorism and saying Muslims are above the law of the land.

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