Intro to Ungurean Post on ‘CRUSADES: The TRUTH’


John R. Houk, Editor

Posted November 27, 2018

About those Christian Crusaders that loaded their weaponry to RE-TAKE the Holy Land from Muslim invading conquerors. Closer to the truth than lying Multicultural Leftists and Muslim Apologists.

 

My only criticism I have is Geri Ungurean’s source downplays the Antisemitism of the Crusaders. That’s a bit surprising considering Ms. Ungurean is a Messianic Jew (i.e. a Jew that has accepted Christ as Lord and Savior).

 

Not deviate too much from this otherwise awesome post, my take is the Crusaders were Antisemites largely because the Church had spent centuries calling Jews Christ-Killers which if you read your Bible is a bit of a stretch. The Pharisee/Sadducee ruling class empowered by the Roman government feared any Jewish movement that might be a threat to their station in life under Roman rule. The Jewish population on the other hand reviled Roman rule; hence many Jewish Messianic and Rebellion Movements (of which as far as Christians concerned was the Messianic Movement of Christian Redemption in Christ).

 

But as Gentiles became the dominating group over the Jewish Christians, Jew-hatred began to be taught even though pre-Resurrection Jesus was raised under Jewish traditions and every single person among the Twelve Apostles was Jewish.

 

The Jewish perspective of Jew-hatred Medieval propaganda HERE.

 

The Christian perspective for Jew-Hatred Medieval propaganda HERE and HERE.

 

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The CRUSADES: The TRUTH About Islam and Why Christendom FINALLY Pushed Back

 

By GERI UNGUREAN

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

 

Truth About the Crusades

 

The devil is a liar.

 

We know this because God told us this in His Holy Word.  Satan is the father of lies. He is a master of deception and the author of confusion.

 

Through the centuries, history has been rewritten with the help of the evil one. If you asked the typical person on the street about the Crusades, most of them would begin to disparage Christianity and speak of  ‘horrors’ committed against Muslims.

 

Do you remember when Obama spoke of  Christian aggression during the Crusades?

 

VIDEO: Starnes: Why Obama smeared Christians at prayer event

 

Watch Dinesh Desouza’s comments at the 4:27 mark in this video:

 

VIDEO: Malzberg | Dinesh D’Souza weighs in on President Obama’s “Crusades” comments

 

I would encourage the reader to print this article out.  I am using a piece from thenewamerican.com to dispel the lies which have been perpetrated throughout the centuries about the Crusades.

 

This article is rather long. For those who would rather watch a video concerning truth about the Crusades, I will insert a link for that at the end of this piece.

 

From thenewamerican.com

 

The year is 732 A.D., and Europe is under assault. Islam, born a mere 110 years earlier, is already in its adolescence, and the Muslim Moors are on the march.

 

Growing in leaps and bounds, the Caliphate, as the Islamic realm is known, has thus far subdued much of Christendom, conquering the old Christian lands of the Mideast and North Africa in short order. Syria and Iraq fell in 636; Palestine in 638; and Egypt, which was not even an Arab land, fell in 642. North Africa, also not Arab, was under Muslim control by 709. Then came the year 711 and the Moors’ invasion of Europe, as they crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and entered Visigothic Iberia (now Spain and Portugal). And the new continent brought new successes to Islam. Conquering the Iberian Peninsula by 718, the Muslims crossed the Pyrenees Mountains into Gaul (now France) and worked their way northward. And now, in 732, they are approaching Tours, a mere 126 miles from Paris.

 

The Moorish leader, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, is supremely confident of success. He is in the vanguard of the first Muslim crusade, and his civilization has enjoyed rapidity and scope of conquest heretofore unseen in world history. He is at the head of an enormous army, replete with heavy cavalry, and views the Europeans as mere barbarians. In contrast, the barbarians facing him are all on foot, a tremendous disadvantage. The only thing the Frankish and Burgundian European forces have going for them is their leader, Charles of Herstal, grandfather of Charlemagne. He is a brilliant military tactician who, after losing his very first battle, is enjoying an unbroken 16-year streak of victories.

 

And this record will remain unblemished. Outnumbered by perhaps as much as 2 to 1 on a battlefield between the cities of Tours and Poitier, Charles routs the Moorish forces, stopping the Muslim advance into Europe cold. It becomes known as the Battle of Tours (or Poitier), and many historians consider it one of the great turning points in world history. By their lights, Charles is a man who saved Western Civilization, a hero who well deserves the moniker the battle earned him: Martellus. We thus now know him as Charles Martel, which translates into Charles the Hammer.

 

The Gathering Threat in the East

 

While the Hammer saved Gaul, the Muslims would not stop hammering Christendom — and it would be the better part of four centuries before Europe would again hammer back. This brings us to the late 11th century and perhaps the best-known events of medieval history: the Crusades.

 

Ah, the Crusades. Along with the Galileo affair and the Spanish Inquisition (both partially to largely misunderstood), they have become a metaphor for Christian “intolerance.” And this characterization figures prominently in the hate-the-West-first crowd’s repertoire and imbues everything, from movies such as 2005’s Kingdom of Heaven to school curricula to politicians’ pronouncements. In fact, it’s sometimes peddled so reflexively that the criticism descends into the ridiculous, such as when Bill Clinton gave a speech at Georgetown University and, writes Chair of the History Department at Saint Louis University Thomas Madden, “recounted (and embellished) a massacre of Jews after the Crusader conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 and informed his audience that the episode was still bitterly remembered in the Middle East. (Why Islamist terrorists should be upset about the killing of Jews was not explained.)” Why, indeed. Yet, it is the not-so-ridiculous, the fable accepted as fact, that does the most damage. Madden addresses this in his piece, “The Real History of the Crusades,” writing:

 

Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common. The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics. They are supposed to have been the epitome of self-righteousness and intolerance, a black stain on the history of the Catholic Church in particular and Western civilization in general. A breed of proto-imperialists, the Crusaders introduced Western aggression to the peaceful Middle East and then deformed the enlightened Muslim culture, leaving it in ruins. For variations on this theme, one need not look far. See, for example, Steven Runciman’s famous three-volume epic, History of the Crusades, or the BBC/A&E documentary, The Crusades, hosted by Terry Jones. Both are terrible history yet wonderfully entertaining.

 

But what does good history tell us? Madden continues:

 

Christians in the eleventh century were not paranoid fanatics. Muslims really were gunning for them. While Muslims can be peaceful, Islam was born in war and grew the same way. From the time of Mohammed, the means of Muslim expansion was always the sword. Muslim thought divides the world into two spheres, the Abode of Islam and the Abode of War…. In the eleventh century, the Seljuk Turks conquered Asia Minor (modern Turkey), which had been Christian since the time of St. Paul. The old Roman Empire, known to modern historians as the Byzantine Empire, was reduced to little more than Greece. In desperation, the emperor in Constantinople sent word to the Christians of western [sic] Europe asking them to aid their brothers and sisters in the East.

 

[The Crusades] were not the brainchild of an ambitious pope or rapacious knights but a response to more than four centuries of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the old Christian world. At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself or be subsumed by Islam. The Crusades were that defense.

 

The reality is that in our modern conception — or, really, misconception — of the word, it is the Muslims who had launched “crusades” against Christendom. (In the true sense of the word, the Moors couldn’t be Crusaders, as the term means “those who are marked with a cross,” and the Muslims just wanted to erase the cross.) And like Martel before them, who ejected the Moors from most of southern Gaul, and the Spaniards, who — through what was also a Crusade — would much later wrest back control over Iberia, the Crusades were an attempt to retake conquered Christian lands. So how can we describe the view taken by most academics, entertainers, and politicians? Well, it is the Jihadist view. It is Osama bin Laden’s view. It is a bit like ignoring all history of WWII until December 8, 1941 — and then damning the United States for launching unprovoked attacks on Japan.

 

Christendom Pushes Back

 

So now the year is 1095. Just as the Muslims had invaded Europe from the west in the days of Charles the Hammer, now they are pushing toward it from the east. And just as they had taken the Byzantine lands of the Mideast and North Africa in the seventh century, they now have seized Anatolia (most of modern Turkey), thus robbing the Byzantines of the majority of what they had left. The Muslims are now just a few battles away from moving west into Greece itself or north into the Balkans — the “back door” of Europe. Rightfully alarmed and fearing civilizational annihilation, Byzantine emperor Alexius I in Constantinople reaches out to a rival, Pope Urban II, for aid. Inspired to act, in November of 1095 the pope addresses the matter at the Council of Clermont, an event attended by more than 650 clerics and members of European nobility. On its second-to-last day, he gives a rousing sermon in which he appeals to the men of Europe to put aside their differences and rally to the aid of their brothers in the East. Here is an excerpt of the sermon as presented by the chronicler Fulcher of Chartres:

 

Your brethren who live in the east are in urgent need of your help, and you must hasten to give them the aid which has often been promised them. For, as the most of you have heard, the Turks and Arabs have attacked them and have conquered the territory of Romania [the Greek empire] as far west as the shore of the Mediterranean and the Hellespont, which is called the Arm of St. George. They have occupied more and more of the lands of those Christians, and have overcome them in seven battles. They have killed and captured many, and have destroyed the churches and devastated the empire. If you permit them to continue thus for awhile with impunity, the faithful of God will be much more widely attacked by them. On this account I, or rather the Lord, beseech you as Christ’s heralds to publish this everywhere and to persuade all people of whatever rank, foot-soldiers and knights, poor and rich, to carry aid promptly to those Christians.

 

In addition to this call, the pope articulates a second goal: the liberation of Jerusalem and other Mideast holy sites. The pope’s words are so moving that those in attendance are inspired to shout, it is said, “God wills it! God wills it!” The first crusade is born.

 

Modernity, the Middle Ages, and Myth

 

Yet, in modern times, much cynicism would be born. People just can’t believe that these medieval “barbarians” didn’t have ulterior motives. This brings us to the “ambitious pope” and “rapacious knights” bit, the 20th-century myths about 11th-century motivations. Let’s examine these one at a time.

 

First we have the notion that the Crusaders were imperialists. This is an understandable perspective for the modern mind, as the not-too-distant past has been one of a dominant West colonizing a world of backwaters. Yet this was a recent and relatively short-lived development. Do you remember how Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi considered the eighth-century Europeans barbarians? It was no different in the 11th century; Dar al-Islam was the burgeoning civilization. It was the imperialist force — and this wouldn’t change for another 600 years.

 

Next we have two myths that contradict each other; although, considered individually, they may seem tenable. One is that, despite the Crusaders’ purported religiosity, they were just seeking riches by the sword. The other myth is, they were so darn religious that they were seeking to convert Muslims by the sword. It seems unlikely that both could be true, and, as it turns out, neither is.

 

Today we like to say “Follow the money.” Well, if you followed it in the 11th century, it led right back to Europe. The reality is that most Crusader knights were “first sons,” men who had property and wealth — much to lose (including their lives) and little to gain. And just as the United States can drain the public treasury funding Mideast interventions today, medieval warfare was expensive business. Lords were often forced to sell or mortgage their lands to fund their Crusading, and many impoverished themselves. It also doesn’t seem that the average knight entertained visions of becoming “the man who would be king” in a faraway land, either. As Madden said in an October 2004 Zenit interview, “Much like a soldier today, the medieval Crusader was proud to do his duty but longed to return home.”

 

As for conversion, the Crusaders were warriors, not missionaries. They had no interest in converting Muslims; in fact, I doubt the notion ever entered their minds. They viewed the Muslims as enemies of God and His Church and a threat to Christendom, nothing more, nothing less. Treating this matter in a piece entitled “The Crusades: separating myth from reality,” Zenit cited medieval history expert Dr. Franco Cardini and wrote:

 

“The Crusades,” says Cardini, “were never ‘religious wars,’ their purpose was not to force conversions or suppress the infidel.” … To describe the Crusade as a “Holy War” against the Moslems is misleading, says Cardini: “The real interest in these expeditions, in service of Christian brethren threatened by Moslems, was the restoration of peace in the East, and the early stirring of the idea of rescue for distant fellow-Christians.”

 

Yet, whether or not the Crusades were religious wars, they certainly flew on the wings of religious faith. And when the Crusaders sought treasure, it was usually the kind that was stored up in Heaven. As to this sincerity of belief, Madden has pointed out that Europe is peppered with thousands of medieval charters in which knights speak of their deepest motivations, of their desire to do their Christian duty. Then, Professor Rodney Stark, author of the new book God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades, tells us that while the knights were serious sinners, they were also serious about becoming more saintly. Anne Godlasky of USA Today quotes him as stating, “These knights did such terrible things that their confessors kept saying, ‘I don’t know how you will ever atone for this — why don’t you try walking to Jerusalem barefoot.’ And they would do it — they took their faith very seriously.” Moreover, when the Crusaders met with failure, Europeans embraced a characteristically religious explanation: They blamed their own sinfulness. Then, seeking to purify themselves, piety movements arose all across their lands. Perhaps this is why Oxford historian Christopher Tyerman has called the Crusades “the ultimate manifestation of conviction politics.

We should also note that the Crusaders didn’t see themselves as “Crusaders”; the word wasn’t even originated till the 18th century. They viewed themselves as pilgrims.

 

Having said this, it would be naïve to think that all Crusaders’ worldly endeavors were animated by heavenly thoughts. Some say that Pope Urban II might have hoped he could regain control over the Eastern Church after the Great Schism of 1054. It’s also said that Urban and others wanted to give those militant medieval knights someone to fight besides one another. As for those on the ground, the Crusades involved a motley multitude encompassing the regal to the rough-hewn, and it is certain that some among them dreamt of booty and betterment. Yet is this surprising or unusual? People are complex beings. Within a group or even an individual’s mind, there are usually multiple motivations, some noble, some ignoble. Charles the Hammer might have very well relished the glory won on the battlefield, for all we know. But it would be silly to think that was his main motivation for fighting the Moors. Likewise, if the Crusaders were primarily motivated by covetous impulses, it was the most remarkable of coincidences. For those dark urges then manifested themselves just when a Christian emperor appealed for aid, just when Europe again seemed imperiled — and after 400 years of mostly unanswered Muslim conquests.

 

Into the Mouth of Dar al-Islam

 

But however great the Europeans’ faith, the first Crusade was a long shot. The soldiers had to travel on foot and horseback 1,500 miles — traversing rivers, valleys, and mountains; braving the elements; dealing with hunger and thirst and whatever unknowns lay ahead — and then defeat entrenched Muslim forces. And the endeavor had gotten off to a rather inauspicious start: An unofficial Crusade comprising peasants and low-ranking knights had already departed — only to be massacred by the Seljuk Turks.

 

So, now, it is August 15, 1096, and the official Crusader armies depart from France and Italy. Arriving in Anatolia many months later, they lay siege to Muslim-occupied Nicea; however, Emperor Alexius I negotiates with the Turks, has the city delivered to him on June 1, 1097, and then forbids the Crusaders to enter. They then fight other battles against the Muslims on the way to their next objective: the great city of Antioch. It is a must-win scenario; if they do not take it, they cannot move on to Jerusalem. The siege continues for seven and a half months, during which time the Crusaders are hungry, tired, cold, and often discouraged; Antioch’s formidable walls seem an impenetrable barrier. On June 2, 1098, however, they are able to enter the city with the help of a spy. It is theirs.

 

Yet the Crusaders soon find themselves besieged and trapped in Antioch with the arrival of Muslim relief forces. Nevertheless, they manage a break-out on June 28, defeat the Turks, and, after a delay caused by internecine squabbling, move south to Jerusalem in April 1099. Starving after a long journey, they arrive at the Holy City on June 7 — with only a fraction of their original forces. Despite this, Jerusalem will not pose the problems of Antioch, and they capture it on July 15.

 

The First Crusade successes give Christendom a foothold in the Mideast for the first time in hundreds of years with the establishment of four outposts known today as “Crusader states.” They are: the County of Edessa and the Principality of Antioch, founded in 1098; the Kingdom of Jerusalem, founded in 1099; and the County of Tripoli, founded in 1104. Perhaps the tide has finally turned in Christendom’s favor.

 

But it was not to be. It was still a Muslim era, and more Crusades would be launched in the wake of Islamic triumphs. In fact, there was a multitude of Crusades — if we include minor ones — lasting until the end of the 17th century. However, it is customary to identify eight major Crusades, dating from 1096 through 1270, although this does omit many significant campaigns.

 

Great passion for a second Crusade was sparked when the County of Edessa was overcome by Turks and Kurds in 1144. Led by Kings Louis VII of France and Conrad III of Germany and advocated by St. Bernard, it was an utter failure. Most of the Crusaders were killed before even reaching Jerusalem, the campaign did more harm than good — and Muslim power continued to grow.

 

Because of this, Madden writes, “Crusading in the late twelfth century … became a total war effort.” All are asked to answer the call, from peasants to patricians, either by devoting blood and treasure to the defense of Christendom or through prayer, fasting, and alms to make her worthy of victory. Yet these are the days of the great Muslim leader Saladin, and in 1187 he destroys the Christian forces and takes one Christian city after another. And, finally, after almost a century of Christian rule, Jerusalem surrenders on October 2.

 

The loss of the Holy City inspires the Third Crusade. Led by storybook figures such as England’s King Richard the Lionheart, German Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, and France’s King Philip II, it is sometimes called the Kings’ Crusade. Yet it is no fairytale affair. Frederick’s army quits the campaign in 1190 after their aged German leader drowns while crossing a river on horseback, and King Philip leaves after retaking the city of Acre, owing to continual friction with Richard. Despite this, the English King is undeterred. Displaying brilliant leadership and tactical skill, he fights his way south, taking on all comers, and eventually recaptures the Holy Land’s entire coast. Yet the crown jewel, Jerusalem, eludes his grasp. Believing he would not be able to hold it (since most Crusaders will be returning home), he must swallow hard and settle for what he can get: an agreement with Saladin to allow unarmed pilgrims unfettered access to the city. Richard then returns home and never sees the Holy Land again, dying from a battle-related wound sustained in Europe in 1199.

 

While the passion for Crusading remained strong in the 13th century and the Crusades were greater in scope, funding, and organization, they were lesser in accomplishment. There would be no more Richard the Lionhearts. Mideast Christian lands would slowly be overcome. And Jerusalem would never again be in Crusader hands. In fact, by 1291, the Crusader kingdom had been wiped off the map.

 

The Next Crusades Battle: The History Books

 

Because the Crusades ultimately failed to achieve their objectives, they are typically viewed as failures. And this brings us to a common Crusades myth. It’s said that those medieval campaigns are partly to blame for anti-Western sentiment in today’s Middle East, but this is nonsense. The reality is, as Madden told Zenit, “If you had asked someone in the Muslim world about the Crusades in the 18th century he or she would have known nothing about them.” This only makes sense. Why would the Crusades have been remembered? From the Muslim perspective, they were just routine victories — like so many others — events that would just naturally fade into the mists of time. What in truth is partly to blame for Islamic anti-Western sentiment is 19th-century pro-Western propaganda. That is to say, when England and France finally started colonizing Arab lands, they wanted to rubber-stamp imperialism. To this end, they taught Muslims in colonial schools that the Crusades were an example of an imperialism that brought civilization to a backward Middle East. And, not surprisingly but tragically, when imperialism was later discredited, the Crusades would be discredited along with it. Muslims would start using the false history against the West.

 

But there are many Crusade myths. For example, some would characterize the campaigns as anti-Semitic. Yet, while there were two notable massacres of Jews during the Crusades, there is more to the story — as Madden also explained in the Zenit interview:

 

No pope ever called a Crusade against Jews. During the First Crusade a large band of riffraff, not associated with the main army [the aforementioned “People’s Crusade”], descended on the towns of the Rhineland and decided to rob and kill the Jews they found there…. Pope Urban II and subsequent popes strongly condemned these attacks on Jews. Local bishops and other clergy and laity attempted to defend the Jews, although with limited success. Similarly, during the opening phase of the Second Crusade a group of renegades killed many Jews in Germany before St. Bernard was able to catch up to them and put a stop to it.

 

This obviously adds perspective. In every war there are rogue forces that commit transgressions. Why, the United States had the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam and Abu Ghraib in Iraq. Yet, to echo Madden on this count, it would be unfair to claim that the goal of American forces was to, respectively, murder innocent civilians or commit sexual abuse.

 

There were other Crusader sins as well. In the Second Crusade, the warriors foolishly attacked Muslim Damascus, which had been an ally of the Christians. Worse still, the Fourth Crusade saw the sacking of Constantinople itself — occupied by the very eastern Christians the Crusades were designed to protect — after the Crusaders helped an imperial claimant gain the Byzantine throne and then were refused the aid he had promised them as a quid pro quo. In response, the pope at the time, Innocent III, condemned the attack (and he had already excommunicated the Crusade). Nevertheless, the damage was done. The act widened the Great Schism of 1054 to perhaps irreparable proportions.

 

Yet, again, perspective is necessary. Medieval armies didn’t have modern discipline or rules of engagement, and they were, above all, medieval. You could not have put hundreds of thousands of men in the field during the course of centuries in that age without writing some dark chapters. Really, though, you couldn’t do it in the modern age, either.

 

With all these failures and missteps, we may wonder why Europeans continued Crusading well beyond the 13th century’s close. We may ask, was it worth the blood and treasure? Yet the answer boils down to one word: survival. The threats to Europe mentioned earlier would not remain theoretical. The Muslims would extinguish the Byzantine Empire — and Constantinople would be renamed Istanbul. They would cross into the Balkans, and their descendants would clash with Christians there in the 1990s. The Ottoman Turks would capture the Italian town of Otranto in 1480, prompting the evacuation of Rome. The Ottomans would occupy what is now Hungary for 158 years. And, in 1529 and 1683, they would reach the gates of Vienna.

 

Yet the tide would finally turn against Dar al-Islam. The Ottomans would lose the Battle of Vienna in 1683, and, more significantly, Europe was blossoming. It would outpace the Muslim world technologically, and in its march toward modernity, the Christian “barbarians” would become the burgeoning civilization. In fact, they would become dominant enough to forget how recent their time in the sun is — and how, perhaps, it almost never was.

 

So, were the Crusades really a failure? Sure, there was no Charles Martel and Battle of Tours, no Duke of Wellington at Waterloo; there was no history-changing engagement where we could say, ah, that is where we slew the dragon or “this was their finest hour.” And they accomplished none of their stated goals. But the Crusades era might have constituted a “holding action,” a time when Christendom was pushed toward the abyss and, outweighed and wobbling, pushed back. Of course, this isn’t the fashionable view. But it is easy today to characterize those medieval warriors any way we wish; they are no longer around to defend themselves. But had they not defended the West, we might not be troubling over the past at all — because we might not have a present. – source

 

VIDEO: The Truth About The Crusades

 

Brethren, it is important to be able to chronicle the events leading up to the Crusades. We must attempt to shut down revisionist historians who present history from a politically correct vantage point.

 

Truth is truth!!   Jesus would have us tell the truth about events in history regarding His church.

 

The Left have made Islam and Muslims into “victims.”  Not all Muslims are war lords or terrorists, but many are.  Their prophet Muhammad was the originally war lord and his fundamental followers continue in his footsteps.

 

Shalom b’Yeshua

 

MARANATHA!

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Intro to Ungurean Post on ‘CRUSADES: The TRUTH’

John R. Houk, Editor

Posted November 27, 2018

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The CRUSADES: The TRUTH About Islam and Why Christendom FINALLY Pushed Back

 

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Military Action Needed to Save Christians under Muslim Domination


John R. Houk

© June 16, 2015

An Iraq government set up by America has no value to its own citizens and certainly no value for continued American support. In fact to keep throwing money into this Iraq government is undoubtedly harming both American National Interests and National Security.

Can we expect President Barack Hussein Obama to retool American diplomatic and military strategy that is a both advantageous to our National Interests and put an end to Islamic execution of a Christian genocide in old Iraq and Syria and the rest of the Muslim dominated world for that matter?

NO!

President BHO’s foreign policy strategy of appeasement at all costs has proven to be as ineffective as the 1938 Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain “Peace in our timeMunich Agreement (Also See HERE, HERE and HERE) was with Adolf Hitler. Roughly seven years after the Munich Agreement the world discovered Hitler was responsible for at least TWELVE MILLION (depending on who you read) civilian deaths of which roughly half were exterminated Jews from Europe.

… Nazis murdered from 15,003,000 to 31,595,000 people, most likely 20,946,000 men, women, handicapped, aged, sick, prisoners of war, forced laborers, camp inmates, critics, homosexuals, Jews, Slavs, Serbs, Germans, Czechs, Italians, Poles, French, Ukrainians, and many others. (DEMOCIDE: NAZI GENOCIDE AND MASS MURDER; 20,946,000 Victims: Nazi Germany 1933 To 1945; By R.J. Rummel; Hawaii.edu; © 1992)

Neville Chamberlain’s Munich Agreement victory speech could be broadcast today in color with U.S. President Obama telling us he will end American aggression to make the world a safer place:

VIDEO: Neville Chamberlain returns from Germany with the Munich Agreement

If you’d listen to Obama, removing American troops and gains from Iraq has brought peace to America. If Obama extricates American troops from Afghanistan I’m certain he’ll claim peace in our time to America. AND sometime around June 30, 2015 Obama might come on your television to tell Americans his Administration has successfully negotiated a non-nuke WMD treaty with Iran further ensuring peace in our time and demonstrating that Islam truly is a religion of peace.

Just like with the good intentions of Neville Chamberlain in 1938 that deluded the British people into jubilant adoration that a second horrific European war was averted, SO ALSO are any promises of international peace or global understanding of a peaceful Islam also a cock-n-bull load of manure.

And another complaint about our current President’s integrity on peaceful foreign relations between the USA and hostile foreign nations. How can a man so enamoured with social justice keep looking away and allowing the genocidal slaughter of Christians in Muslim dominated nations, ESPECIALLY at the hands of ISIS, ISIL or IS – whichever is one’s favorite appellation for murderous rapacious Muslims who operate according to their sacred writings (See Also HERE)?

Christians in America, you need to wake up to the global threat of Islam. At the very least wake up to the brutality perpetuated in the name Allah and Mohammed. Due to the many evils perpetuated by Crusaders who were initially launched under the excuse to take back the Holy Land so Christian pilgrims could travel there in peace, it has become politically incorrect to stipulate the actual reality of the Crusades. That reality is the Crusades were the result of the brutal assaults of Muslims against Christian lands and populations that had been going on since the days of Mohammed AND was perpetuated into a Muslim empire based on subjection of non-Muslims, slavery (labor and sex-slaves), pillaging and cultural Islamization of the local conquered locals.

Modern Muslim perspective on the Crusades:

Of all the religious wars in human history waged by any religion, at any place, and at any time, none have been bloodier, more genocidal, more barbaric, and more protracted than the 200-year “holy wars” by the Western Crusades against the Arabs and Islam. The Western Crusaders horrifically soaked Asia Minor and the Eastern Arab Mediterranean coast with Arab blood (both Muslim and Jewish). The objective of the Crusades was simple, to destroy the Arabs (whether Muslim or Jew) in the Holy Land of Palestine and its environs “…on the ground that they had no right to inhabit their part of the earth, while for a Christian the whole world is his country.” (THE CANNIBALISM AND BLOODBATHS OF THE CRUSADES (1095-1291); By Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Sindi; Radio Islam)

Modern Jewish perspective on the Crusades:

The Crusades turned into campaigns of slaughter, rape, and pillage, and woe to the poor Jews in the way. Indeed, the Crusades mark the first large-scale European mob violence directed against Jews which is going to become, unfortunately, the pattern for the next hundreds of years. The later pogroms are just going to be a repeat of this idea.

A peasant force also joined in. As these peasants started marching through Europe (in advance of the knights and their army), they needed to eat, and eat they did by pillaging the countryside. As they were marching along they got the idea that they might as well get rid of the infidels in their midst ― namely the Jews.

What happened after the Crusaders entered the city?

We have one account from Ibn Al Kalanisi, the Moslem chronicler, describing hair-raising behavior of unnecessary brutality-Thousand of Muslim men, women and children were slaughtered. The poor Jews had all huddled together in a synagogue and this is where the Crusaders found them, set the place on fire, and burned them alive. One of the Crusaders, Raymond of Aguilers joyfully recounted:

With the fall of Jerusalem and its towers one could see marvelous work. Some of the pagans were mercifully beheaded, others pierced by arrows plunged from towers, and yet others, tortured for a long time, were burned to death in searing flames. Piles of heads, hands and feet lay in the houses and streets, and men and knights were sunning to and fro over corpses.

Today we have amazing ruins from the Crusader period all over Israel. Some of the most massive and impressive are in Caesarea, Acco, Tiberias and in Belvoir (near the battle site of Hattin). If you should happen to visit any of these sites, keep in mind while admiring them, what the Crusaders did to the Jews. (History Crash Course #45: The Crusades; By Rabbi Ken Spiro; aish.com; 9/15/01)

Christians killing in the name of Jesus is horrific especially since such actions of brutality are expressly contrary to the Scriptures of the New Testament. The reality is the Christian leaders were quite weary of Muslim aggression that had been going on for about 450 plus years. Indeed, even after the last Crusader remnant city was dispatched in 1272 by Muslims, Muslim imperialism continued against Christians on through the Ottoman Empire (today’s Turkey) which lost its Sultan and Caliph shortly after their defeat in WWI. Friends I am talking about religious Islamic state organized repression against non-Muslims right through the early 20th century.

Here are some decent excerpts of Islamic imperialism and Islamization:

The Muslim wars of imperialist conquest have been launched for almost 1,500 years against hundreds of nations, over millions of square miles (significantly larger than the British Empire at its peak). The lust for Muslim imperialist conquest stretched from southern France to the Philippines, from Austria to Nigeria, and from central Asia to New Guinea. This is the classic definition of imperialism — “the policy and practice of seeking to dominate the economic and political affairs of weaker countries.”

 

 

… The local governors, judges, and other rulers were appointed by the central imperial authorities for far off colonies. Islamic law was introduced as the senior law, whether or not wanted by the local people. Arabic was introduced as the rulers’ language, and the local language frequently disappeared. Two classes of residents were established. The native residents paid a tax that their colonialist rulers did not have to pay.

 

Although the law differed in different places, the following are examples of colonialist laws to which colonized Christians and Jews were made subject to over the years:

 

  • Christians and Jews could not bear arms — Muslims could;

 

  • Christians and Jews could not ride horses — Muslims could;

 

  • Christians and Jews had to get permission to build — Muslims did not;

 

  • Christians and Jews had to pay certain taxes which Muslims did not;

 

  • Christians could not proselytize — Muslims could;

 

  • Christians and Jews had to bow to their Muslim masters when they paid their taxes; and

 

  • Christians and Jews had to live under the law set forth in the Koran, not under either their own religious or secular law.

 

In each case, these laws allowed the local conquered people less freedom than was allowed the conquering colonialist rulers. Even non-Arab Muslim inhabitants of the conquered lands became second class citizens behind the ruling Arabs. This is the classic definition of colonialist — “a group of people who settle in a distant territory from the state having jurisdiction or control over it and who remain under the political jurisdiction of their native land.”

 

… Because the Orthodox were imperialist, colonialist, and bloody, and majored in religious persecution to boot, the Muslim imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest and subjugation of Palestine, and then Egypt, was made easier. Because of Orthodox weakness and the relative speed of the conquest of Palestine and Israel, I have often seen this Muslim, imperialist, colonialist bloody conquest described by Muslim and PC writers as “peaceful” or “bloodless.” This statement is simply not true.

 

The Muslim imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest and subjugation of Palestine began with a battle, the August 20, 636, battle of Yarmk (it is believed that 75,000 soldiers took part — hardly bloodless). … Beginning in July 637, the Muslims began a siege of Jerusalem which lasted for five (hardly bloodless) months before Jerusalem fell in February 638. …

 

The Muslim conquest of (Christian) North Africa went relatively easily until the native peoples of North Africa (most importantly the Berbers) were encountered west of Egypt. The North African people fought so strongly against the Muslims that the Muslim imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest in the west was brought to an almost complete stop between Tripoli and Carthage for more than a quarter century. The Muslims broke through in a series of bloody battles followed by bloody (revenge) massacres of the Muslim’s (largely Christian) opponents. This Muslim imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquest continued through North Africa and through what is now Spain, Portugal, and southern France, until they were stopped at the battle of Poiters (hardly bloodless) in the middle of France.

 

I believe that if I had the time, I could show that the Muslims, in their western imperialist, colonialist, bloody conquests, killed two to three times as many Christians as the Christians killed Muslims in all of the Crusades combined.

 

 

…  I believe that the murderous and pillaging acts of the Crusaders when they entered Jerusalem were barbaric, unchristian, and evil. This is particularly so as those barbaric, unchristian, and evil acts were carried on in the name of a religion of peace, love, and forgiveness. I believe that the vast bulk of thinking Christians agree with me. I cite as evidence the large numbers of Christians who have recently taken long pilgrimages in the footsteps of the Crusaders, repenting for the Crusader’s acts, seeking for forgiveness, and giving penance for the Crusader’s barbaric, unchristian, and evil acts.

 

A question occurs to me here. How many Muslim groups have taken long pilgrimages in the footsteps of the Muslim conquest repenting, seeking for forgiveness, and giving penance for the Muslims imperialist, colonialist, and bloody conquest of Palestine, Egypt, Syria, North Africa, and Spain?

 

 

Consider the Ottoman invasion of Christian Eastern Europe in which the Ottoman Empire invaded the west and conquered and colonized Greece, all of the Balkans, Romania, Bessarabia, and Hungary, and was stopped only at the outskirts of Vienna in 1529. Consider also the Muhgal (sic) conquest of Northern India in the early 1600s.

 

READ ENTIRETY (1,400 Years of Christian/Islamic Struggle: An Analysis; By Richard C. Csaplar, Jr.; CBN.com)

Other full view history of what caused the Crusades:

 

 

 

On a personal level I can find ZERO justification for Crusader Jew-hatred. There never was a Jewish empire that sought global domination to force the world to convert to Judaism for their own good. Although more Left Wing thinking Jews might disagree with this thought: the closest thing to a Jewish empire were the conquests of David which still did not include all the Biblical land promised by God Almighty.

David-Solomon Kingdom

God’s Promised Land

The Biblical history of the Jews shows that Jewish ancestors came into what Christians and Jews call the Holy Land because God knew and decided the indigenous non-Jewish people of that area had become so wicked that the Almighty followed through on His Promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and brought former Egyptian slaves to bring an to end Canaanite and etc. wickedness (See Also HERE) AND to follow through with the Abrahamic inheritance.

At this point I need to reiterate that the greatest threat to Western culture and to the Christian faith is the intolerant agenda spelled out in the Quran, Hadith and Sira of Islam. The Islamic theopolitical ideology commands Muslims to globally spread the submission of Islam in which all non-Muslims must submit to the tenets of Sharia by converting or accepting a second class status of humiliation in which Islam is to be honored or else receive a death sentence.

Even if the majority of Muslims truly believe Islam is peace and does not coerce unbelievers, the Islamic doctrine of abrogation insures the later Quranic surahs (as in time sequence and not Quranic order) and the supporting Hadith and Sira that support the abrogation, means Islam’s ultimate agenda is as I described in the last paragraph. Any Muslim who protests this analysis either does not know Islam as well as he should or is a taqiyyah lying apologist deceiving kafir (unbelieving-infidels) to or in a non-Muslim majority land.

For eco-political reasons Christians and Americans probably count on Europeans military powers or the United Nations to deliver Muslim dominated Christians experiencing genocide. Also I doubt President Barack Hussein Obama will deliver Christians from genocide because it is part of his Socialist-Marxist to Europeanize American culture into a self-destructive multicultural secular humanist anti-Biblical utopian pipedream.

So once again it is up to America to save people from despotism as in WWI, WWII and the Cold War. Saving foreign people from despotism is how America became the greatest economic and military powerhouse the world has seen to date. Will American voters continue to believe the Obama and Leftist delusional deceptions of making a better America via socio-cultural transformation? If WE Americans continue to vote for this delusional spiral our nation will become as big a target as is Europe who are frozen from protecting their own civilization via creeping Socialist-Marxism and Islam.

The Obama transformation will lead to the ultimate cultural conflict of anti-Christian secular humanism. The Leftist elitists will themselves face the purist Islamic revival to fight for survival. It is my opinion the Leftists using the military of Western powers will patiently wait for cultural transformation to eliminate the theopolitical religion of Islam. For the Left being a multiculturalist apologist for Islam is merely a tool knock Biblical Christianity from cultural dominance. For the most part this has already occurred in Europe. Thanks to Obama’s final touches, America’s Biblical Christian cultural thinking may face the same fate as Europe’s.

For you Separation of Church and State error prone fanatics, I am not advocating the Establishment of a particular Christian Denomination (Protestant, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox or various ascribed Monophysite Churches) or any religion for that matter. America’s Western heritage includes Judeo-Christianity as much as it does a Greco-Roman influence. The Christian minorities stranded in Muslim dominated lands are the remnants of the original Christians that were conquered by rapacious Muslims building an exploitive empire.

Many of those dominated minority Christians still exist because they have become accustomed to being submissive to centuries of understanding their place under the thumb of Islamic Sharia Law. In a more secular Islamic nation the penalty for a Christian breaking Sharia Law will be at least some kind of imprisonment. In a more religious Islamic nation (Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and wait for it – the Islamic State (IS, ISIS or ISIL) the penalty for breaking Sharia Law – particularly if it is considered blasphemyis death.

Currently all Muslim nations are persecuting their Christian minorities, but in ISIS controlled areas Christians face convert or die or if you are a female – sex slavery. Brave Christians under the ISIS thumb are maintaining their Christianity even knowing it means a death sentence. I personally know of at least one instance that a Christian was tortured into converting to Islam but was still beheaded (video on link removed undoubtedly due to brutality, but a photo is still at link) with the pronouncement of cooperating with Bashar Assad.

This is a genocide perpetrated on Christians!

We are Americans. If Obama does not have the guts to put his ideology to the side perhaps it is time to find some wealthy benefactors to train will people to fight like soldiers against ISIS. A Private army of volunteers whose primary payment is the knowledge they are saving Christians from massive brutal deaths on a genocidal scale.

I realize the obstacles to such a private army are huge. Will the impotent Iraq government support a Christian private Army? Will Twelver-Shia Islam fanatical Islam tolerate a private Christian Army next door? Will Assad’s despotic Syrian Shia government tolerate a private Christian Army against ISIS? Will the so-called moderate Sunni-Syrian rebels tolerate a private Christian Army fighting for the life of Syrian and Iraqi Christians against the ISIS genocide? Would the primarily Sunni Kurds support a private Christian Army joining the Kurdish cause of independence will delivering Christians?

I suspect without a miracle from God no Muslims will tolerate a private Christian Army in their vicinity. There may be religious squabbles between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Syria-Iraq area but they are still united in hatred against Christians for trying to protect their heritage during the Crusader era.

Unfortunately I believe America is the only viable path to STOP THE GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS by the contemptible hands of ISIS.

Obama’s current solution has nothing to do with stopping the genocide but to send more military advisors who are not to be involved in military operations to continue the training of the inept Iraqi government army. Yep, BHO believes throwing money into a situation will prolong his entirely unsuccessful foreign policy directives.

The Iraqi military has proven itself to be a craven lot with a craven military officer corps. After ISIS first began exercising its muscles in Iraq the Iraqi army chose to through their weapons down, abandon American given high-tech military equipment, rip off their uniforms and flee like the wind.

Check out how the American trained Iraq version of Special Forces fought for their nation as ISIS approached Ramadi about a month ago:

Kurdish commanders say Islamic State extremists were able to capture Ramadi a week ago because elite U.S.-trained Iraqi soldiers abandoned their posts 48 hours before the jihadis launched their final assault on the western Iraqi city. Their retreat left Iraqi units remaining in Ramadi and defending the strategic city dangerously exposed.

The flight of Iraqi Special Forces in scenes reminiscent of the mass retreat of regular Iraqi soldiers last year from Mosul made it easier for Islamic State to take over Ramadi on May 17, a top frontline Kurdish commander told Rudaw news site, a media outlet close to the leaders of the Kurdistan Regional Government.

According to the commander, an officer in the Iraqi army and not attached to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, the elite troops pulled out two days before Islamic State fighters launched a series of devastating suicide car bomb attacks to punch their way into the city, the capital of Iraq’s western Anbar province.

“Two days prior to the ISIL attack, we had accurate information that the Special Operations had packed up and abandoned their base…I personally relayed the information through the chain of command and contacted Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi,” he said.

The Iraqi Special Forces were formed in 2005 and the first units were trained in Jordan by U.S. commanders. A branch of the Iraqi army, the Special Forces Command, which is made up of two brigades, reports directly to Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi.

… (Iraqi Special Forces First to Flee Ramadi; By Jamie Dettmer; VOA; 5/24/15 3:26 PM)

And this from the Canada Free Press:

Reports overnight are that Ramadi, a crucial city in the Anbar province and a strategic part of the gateway to Baghdad, has now fallen to ISIS:

“Ramadi has fallen,” Haimour had told AP Sunday. “The city was completely taken. … The military is fleeing.”

Smith said that the U.S. would continue to support Iraqi forces with airstrikes and added, “The loss of Ramadi does not mean the tide of the campaign has turned, and we have long said that there would be ebbs and flows on the battlefield. If lost, that just means the coalition will have to support Iraqi forces to take it back later.”

Sunday’s retreat recalled the collapse of Iraqi security forces last summer in the face of the Islamic State group’s blitz into Iraq that saw it capture a third of the country, where it has declared a caliphate, or Islamic State. It also calls into question the Obama administration’s hopes of relying solely on airstrikes to support the Iraqi forces in expelling the extremists.

… U.S. air power surely helps in given situations, but it goes only so far when ISIS knows full well that the Iraqis will not – under any circumstances – get support from U.S. ground troops.

The videos of ISIS beheading people and burning people alive have not been as much in the news lately, maybe because the media got bored with it and moved on to their cherished race riots. But these practices have certainly not stopped, and the prospect of ISIS controlling most or all of Iraq is just as horrifying now as it was back when Obama was smugly dismissing ISIS as Al Qaeda’s JV team. The strategic and geopolitical consequences of the ISIS rampage across the Middle East impact America’s economy, national security and energy independence. It seems incomprehensible that we would have a president who refuses to do everything possible to protect those interests, but that’s the president you elected America. Twice. Nice job. (Iraqi troops drop weapons and flee as ISIS takes Ramadi; By Dan Calabrese; CFP; 5/18/15)

Will Westerners and/or Obama listen to Syrian Catholic Archbishop Yohanna Mouche who found his Church in Mosul desecrated by ISIS? Archbishop Mouche is asking for military intervention to save his Christian brethren from the ISIS generated Christian genocide. See this WND article below.

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Bishop tells West: Defeat ISIS or give Christians asylum
‘I can’t understand what is going on around me. It is a nightmare’

 

By LEO HOHMANN

June 13, 2015

WND

A leading Iraqi prelate has called on the U.S. and its allies to double down on their efforts to defeat ISIS militarily, and, if that is not possible, to rescue Iraq’s 120,000 exiled Christians and grant them asylum in the West.

Marking the first anniversary of the Islamic State’s capture of Mosul, Syrian Catholic Archbishop Yohanna Mouche called on “people who have the responsibility” to come to the rescue of the ousted Christian communities, whose people long to go home, the archbishop said in a phone interview with John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need, an international Catholic charity.

Since the fall of Mosul into ISIS’s hands last summer, the city has been emptied of the thousands of Christians who once resided there.

The archbishop told Pontifex that military action is the “best solution” to restore the land and property that has been stolen from Christians in Mosul and other Iraqi cities.

“We ask everyone to put pressure on the people who have the responsibility to free the [towns and villages] as soon as possible so the people can come back and live in peace in their homes and continue their lives there,” he told the Catholic charity.

The archbishop’s comments reflect the frustration felt by many Middle Eastern Christian clergy, not only Catholic but also Orthodox and Protestant, about what they perceive as the West’s reluctance to commit to a full-scale intervention to confront and defeat Islamic extremism in the region. Until recently many Catholic clergy had opposed such a move, but as the situation has grown more desperate, so have their pleas for help.

Many Christians have fled to safe havens in Kurdish-controlled areas and some have taken up arms, fighting alongside Kurdish soldiers.

West should ‘open its doors’ to Christian refugees

Archbishop Mouche said if the West is unable or unwilling to expand its military options against ISIS, then it should open its doors to Christians and other minorities seeking asylum.

“I am calling on the international community: if they cannot protect us, then they must open their doors and help us start a new life elsewhere,” he said.

But “we would prefer to remain in Iraq and be protected here,” he added.

Speaking of his own hardship, the prelate said: “I am like someone who is dreaming or drunk. I can’t understand what is going on around me. It is a nightmare.”

Asked about widespread reports of destruction of religious artifacts and ancient churches in Mosul, he said his contacts with the city had been severed. But he confirmed that “all our heritage is in Mosul, and in Qaraqosh,” on the Nineveh Plain.

He noted the monastery of St. Behnam, which dates back to the fourth century AD. The monastery is believed to have been at least partially destroyed by ISIS, which has also desecrated numerous Christian cemeteries.

“We have no news about our churches and monasteries, because we have no one left in Mosul to report on it,” the archbishop said.

U.N. assigns mostly Muslims for resettlement in West

The United States, which accepts the majority of the world’s refugees and asylum seekers, has taken in 119,210 refugees from Iraq since 2008, but 72,983 or 61 percent of those have been Muslims and only 42,000 or 35 percent have been Christian, according to U.S. State Department data.

As for the other major Middle Eastern source of refugees, Syria, the numbers are even more slanted toward Muslims. Among the nearly 850 Syrian refugees sent to the U.S. for permanent resettlement since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, 92 percent have been Muslim and less than 6 percent Christian.

Iraq is home to some of the world’s earliest Christians. St. Thomas the apostle evangelized the Assyrians and Chaldeans living in the Nineveh plain of ancient Mesopotamia, part of modern-day northern Iraq, shortly after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. About 4.7 million Christians lived in Iraq as of 1947, despite the numerous jihads launched against them by the 14th century warlord Tamerlane, who slaughtered 70,000 Christians at Tikrit, by the Ottoman Turks and later by al-Qaida.

Many Christians have fled while others converted to Islam. When the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 to overthrow Saddam Hussein, about 1.5 million Christians still lived in the country. That number has now dwindled to about 125,000, with most of those remaining living in Baghdad, Basra, and in the Kurdish cities of Kirkuk and Erbil.

Yet, instead of pushing for these Christians to be allowed into the U.S. and other Western countries, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and much of the refugee resettlement industry has lobbied instead for the relocation of Syrian refugees, 90 percent of whom are Muslims.

The U.S. Congress, led by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, has expressed grave concerns about the security risks of accepting large numbers of Syrian refugees, the ranks of which ISIS has vowed to infiltrate.

As WND reported June 3, between five and 10 of the 1,000 Syrian refugees slated by the U.N. for resettlement in Norway were recently found to have connections to either ISIS or the al-Nusra Front, according to Norway’s Police Security Service.

Also previously reported by WND in February, the FBI’s deputy director of counter-terrorism, Michael Steinbach, testified before the House Homeland Security committee that his agency was unable to screen the Syrian refugees because the U.S. has no access to reliable law enforcement records in the “failed state” of Syria. McCaul said he feared Syria’s Muslim refugees would become a “jihadi pipeline” into the United States.

Christians abandoned by Western governments

Christians pose no security risks, yet they have been largely abandoned in the face of vicious persecution, said Joel Richardson, a Christian author and filmmaker who recently visited Iraq on a missions trip.

“There’s no question we need to open our doors to the Christians of Iraq,” he told WND. “There’s been a lot of anecdotal evidence that within Congress and the various departments and channels that oversee U.S. immigration that for some mysterious reason we’re putting up these roadblocks that prevent these Christians from coming to the U.S. when we’re morally obligated to let them in, particularly in light of the fact that there is zero security risk and most of their plight can be attributed to the foreign policy blunders of the U.S. State Department under Barack Obama that was led by Hillary Clinton.”

The refugee issue will not be going away anytime soon, said Richardson, author of the New York Times-bestseller “The Islamic Antichrist,” and director of the film “End Times Eyewitness.”

“We have to get this issue down and established because the refugee crisis is only going to continue to explode as Libya falls into chaos as a result of (Obama’s) blunders there,” Richardson said. “It’s important to recognize what is the responsibility of the U.S. government but right now the Church needs to recognize that as chaos continues to envelope the earth, the mission field of Christ is opening up and expanding, and we are to be the first responders who will be there for the refugees who are in crisis.”

While the Christian refugees of Iraq pose no security risk, the loudest voices in the refugee resettlement industry, such as former U.K. Foreign Minister David Miliband, who now heads the International Rescue Committee, have lobbied in recent months almost exclusively on behalf of the Syrian refugees. Miliband and others have said the U.S. needs to take in at least 65,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2016.

This same demand — for the U.S. to accept 65,000 Syrian refugees — has been echoed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and by the Refugee Council USA. RCUSA is the main lobbying arm of the nine agencies that do the resettlement work under contract for the U.S. government.

That demand was taken up last month by 14 Democratic U.S. Senators, led by Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, D-Minn. and Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., who signed a letter calling on President Obama to “dramatically increase” the number of Syrian refugees allowed into the U.S. That was enough to earn the 14 senators the title of “the Jihad Caucus” by Refugee Resettlement Watch author Ann Corcoran, who has been following the refugee movement since 2007.

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Military Action Needed to Save Christians under Muslim Domination

John R. Houk

© June 16, 2015

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Teacher Fired for Telling Truth about Islam!


Skeletons- See No, Hear No & Speak No


John R. Houk
© April 21, 2015
 
On April 11 I shared my displeasure that Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (Lamar CSID) disciplined Foster High School social studies teacher Herby (Dale in FFA email – Herby in Houston Chronicle) Woolverton for passing out an eight page truth telling expose of the real Islam to his students. (You can the eight pages in entirety at the end of that post.)
 
Catching up on my email reading today I have discovered that Herby Woolverton has actually been fired! Why? Because CAIR Houston whined to the School Board that Woolverton misrepresented Islam ergo he disseminated racist Islamophobic material. As I pointed out in the April 11 post the content of the eight pages could be a summary of the Quran, Hadith, Sira and the Sharia Law still enforced in most Islamic dominated nations.
 
Ergo since Woolverton offended Radical Islamic CAIR Houston – a local affiliate of the national organization CAIR – the Lamar CSID fired their truth-telling teacher using the excuse that his teaching of the nature of Islam was not a part of the approved school curriculum.
 
This leads me to wonder if the Lamar CSID approved school curriculum shows medieval Christianity as a heinous blood thirsty faith in its relation to Islam which today still practices a medieval faith.
 
For example it has become politically correct to point out the gruesome atrocities committed by medieval Crusaders (which is the truth), BUT fail to relate atrocities committed by medieval Islam makes Crusader atrocities look like a picnic.
 
Did Crusaders loot and persecute Jews on their way to the Holy Land? Yes.
 
Did Crusaders loot, pillage and murder Eastern Orthodox Christians at the remnants of the Byzantine Empire in Constantinople? Yes.
 
Did Crusaders slaughter Jews in Jerusalem as much or more than Muslims when the Crusaders conquered Jerusalem? Yes.
 
YES, those were crazy unforgivable acts that Jews, Greek Orthodox and Muslims to this day are extremely angry with Christians in general.
 
The sudden hidden history by the politically correct FAIL to tell why the Crusades began in the first place!
 
What was left of the Byzantine Empire (once the Eastern Roman Empire) centered in Constantinople began to face enough existential threats from Muslims that they set aside their Eastern Orthodox vs. Roman Catholic disputes to appeal for help from the Kings of Europe. I’m not sure if it was Constantinople’s idea or the Catholic Clergy’s idea, but the message that was spread in Europe was that Muslims were slaughtering Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land yearning to walk where Jesus walked.
 
BUT prior to the Byzantine Emperor asking for help from Catholic Kings, Muslims had been invading Europe and constantly raiding European Mediterranean cities for booty, slaves and sex slaves.
 
Bill Warner shows the actual documented evidence about who was more vicious in the confrontations between Crusaders and Muslim Jihadists:
 
 
Posted by Halal Pork
Published on Feb 8, 2015
 
Islam is peace, said the Muslims as they wiped out pagans of Arabia. Invaded Egypt and subjugated the Coptic’s. Islam is peace they said to the Zoroastrians who fled to India. Islam is peace said the Muslims who burned greatest university of world Nalanda. Islam is peace said the Muslims as they slaughtered Hindus and Buddhists. Islam is peace said the Muslims as they slaughtered the Sikhs Armenians & Greeks. Islam is peace say the Muslims now as they. One should read of the genocide of Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs at the hands of Muslims. As they were not protected people according to the Quran. The Islamic propaganda today that Islam is peaceful and only retaliates when the west attacks its crusades today is a lie. Hindu and Buddhist India was attacked unprovoked and more than 80 million were killed during 11th-14th century by the Muslims according to conservative estimates.
 
Bill Warner’s video only addresses the incessant butchery of Islam toward Europe. Those European atrocities are darn evil, but the Islamic subjugation of the Indian subcontinent and its original civilization was so much worse that the slaughter of Hindi Indians even dwarfed the nefarious evil exacted on Christian Europe:
 
“But what of the conquest of India by Muslims”, asks Elst?
 
In other parts of Asia and Europe, the conquered nations quickly opted for conversion to Islam rather than death. But in India, because of the staunch resistance of the 4000 year old Hindu faith, the Muslim conquests were for the Hindus a pure struggle between life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and their populations massacred. Each successive campaign brought hundreds of thousands of victims and similar numbers were deported as slaves. Every new invader made often literally his hill of Hindu skulls. Thus the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000, was followed by the annihilation of the entire Hindu population there; indeed, the region is still called Hindu Kush, ‘Hindu slaughter’. The Bahmani sultans in central India, made it a rule to kill 100.000 Hindus a year. In 1399, Teimur killed 100.000 Hindus IN A SINGLE DAY, and many more on other occasions. Koenraad Elst quotes Professor K.S. Lal’s “Growth of Muslim population in India”, who writes that according to his calculations, the Hindu population decreased by 😯 MILLION between the year 1000 and 1525. INDEED PROBABLY THE BIGGEST HOLOCAUST IN THE WHOLE WORLD HISTORY. (Negat.34)
 
But the “pagans” were far too numerous to kill them all; and Hinduism too well entrenched in her people’s soul, never really gave up, but quietly retreated in the hearts of the pious and was preserved by the Brahmins’ amazing oral powers. Thus, realising that they would never be able to annihilate the entire Indian population and that they could not convert all the people, the Muslims rulers, particularly under the Hanifite law, allowed the pagans to become “zimmis” (protected ones) under 20 humiliating conditions, with the heavy “jizya”, the toleration tax, collected from them. (Negationism and the Muslim Conquests; By Francois Gautier; SaveIndia.com; The following is based on one of the chapters in the book Rewriting Indian History”; Amazon paperback published date – May 16, 2003)
 
AND from Bill Warner’s Political Islam blog:
 
Hindus
Koenard Elst in Negationism in India gives an estimate of 80 million Hindus killed in the total jihad against India. [Koenard Elst, Negationism in India, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2002, pg. 34.] The country of India today is only half the size of ancient India, due to jihad. The mountains near India are called the Hindu Kush, meaning the “funeral pyre of the Hindus.”
80 million Hindus
(Tears of Jihad; By Bill Warner; Political Islam; 3/3/08)
 
For more details on India it would be worth effort to read M. A. Khan’s “Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery”. You could the book as I did or read the pdf file at Islam-Watch.org.
 
Bill Warner’s “Tears of Jihad” post adds up the genocide of human beings by Muslims at 270 MILLION people! Warner actually lists 120 million African Christian deaths related to conquest but these deaths are largely due to starvation and disease of the remnants after providers were sent into slavery. In the Hindu case after people were enslaved (women and sex-slaves), the remnants were abjectly slaughtered oft times in horrible brutal ways.
 
I felt compelled to add this about the brutality of perpetrated on the Indian Subcontinent, but the point I was originally making in relation to the firing of the Houston area Texas High School teacher Herby Woolverton was fired for sharing the relevant up to date facts on Islam of modern times. That theopolitical religion is still medieval nuts even today. And Islam is nuts because of the commands inherent in the Quran, Hadith and Sira. AND the Lamar CISD still fired Herby Woolverton! DOES ANYONE ELSE SEE THE INJUSTICE OF SUCH ACTION?        
 
Below you can take action: the frankly lengthy email alert sent out by Florida Family Association which will include a path to writing your dissatisfaction with the Lamar CSID for firing a concerned school teacher just telling the truth about Islam.
 
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Lamar school district appears to have forced teacher to resign
 
By David Caton
Sent: 4/20/2015 10:45 PM
 
Lamar school district appears to have forced teacher to resign after CAIR protested that he distributed factual information about Islam to students.
 
Click here to send your email to urge the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District board members to reinstate the teacher.
 
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Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on April 12, 2015 titled CAIR leader who said “practicing Muslims are above the law” demands that Texas teacher be severely punished for distributing information about Islam.   The alert asked readers to send emails to encourage school district board members to show grace to the teacher and tolerance for open education.  The April 12, 2015 email alert is posted at the end of this alert.
 
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a press release on April 7, 2015 titled CAIR-Houston Seeks Disciplinary Action for Teacher Who Promoted Anti-Muslim Hate in Class.  Foster High School teacher Dale Woolverton resigned less than twenty four hours later on April 8, 2015.   News reports that Mr. Woolverton had resigned were not published until late April 14, 2015, two days after Florida Family Association sent out the email alert.
 
Foster High School is governed by the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (CISD.)  Florida Family Association’s email alert also informed the public that the school district was planning a regular school board meeting on April 14, 2015.
 
KHOU reported the following in part regarding the April 14, 2015 school board meeting:
 
Parents, students show support for former teacher in Muslim controversy
 
An 8-page handout titled “Islam/Radical Islam: Did You Know?” has ignited a firestorm in the Lamar Consolidated School District.
 
According to a district spokesman, the government teacher at Foster High resigned on April 8th just as the district was beginning its investigation
 
“What they don’t like is the facts getting out about Islam,” said Stan Horton, who supports the teacher.
 
“What he did was not wrong,” said Taylor Cyrus, who supports the teacher.
 
The outrage in the district is not against the teacher who gave the document to his students.
 
“We need more teachers like that,” said Kayleen Nelson, a parent of a student at Foster High. “We don’t need to run them off.”
 
The parents and students packed into Lamar CISD’s board meeting Tuesday night. They’re supporting the man at the center of the controversy.
 
“He’s taught me,” said Cyrus. “He’s taught many students.”
 
One by one, they took the podium in his defense.
 
Breitbart.com reported that many students, parents and friends attended the board meeting and asked for Mr. Woolverton to be reinstated.
 
ABC 13 News reported  On Tuesday night, Lamar CISD issued the following statement:
 
“We’re aware of one teacher who made an independent decision to provide information to students that didn’t follow subject matter, or state and local curriculum plans.  As soon as this issue was brought to the District’s attention, the administration addressed the situation with the teacher.  Ensuring our students have access to factual information, given in the proper context, is a priority in our District.  It’s important for the community to understand that we’re legally prohibited from commenting on the specifics of a student or staff issue.  The District is still investigating the matter.  The teacher submitted a resignation on April 8, once the District investigation began.”
 
It is highly unlikely that the Lamar CISD has forced every teacher to resign who in the past has handed out information that was not specifically authorized by the district.  It is also unlikely that the school district attempted to validate the information in all other past cases let alone investigate them.  Many education and non-profit organization leaders and millions of educated Americans believe that much of the information that Dale Woolverton distributed is true.

In this case, it clearly appears that the Lamar CISD was intimidated by the Council on American Islamic Relations’ tactics to extract pain from anyone who dares to speak the truth about Islam.  Lamar CISD officials rushed to judgement (sic) and forced Dale Woolverton to resign within twenty four hours of CAIR’s complaint.

It is truly disheartening to witness the Lamar CISD board demonstrate zero tolerance for Dale Woolverton just to satisfy CAIR’s Islamic code of conduct.  Their actions demonstrate the incivility of those who called for Mr. Woolverton’s firing and sends a dangerous message of censorship to any open education.

 
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April 12, 2015 email alert.
 
Mustafa Carroll, CAIR Houston executive director, announced during Texas Muslim Capitol Day in 2013 that “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land.”  See reports at Texas Tribune and Breitbart.com.
 
Now Mustafa Carroll is alleging that materials distributed by a Texas teacher should be grounds for dismissal because they allegedly violate school code.  CAIR Houston issued a press release regarding this issue which is posted at the bottom of this article.
  
 
“CAIR calls for resignation of Lamar consolidated ISD teacher,” by Amanda Gamez.
 
RICHMOND, Texas – A lesson taught within the halls of Foster High School has students talking outside the classroom.

In question is a lesson students say covered radical Islam, taught by a teacher they say is known to do things differently.

“No other teacher teaches like he does,” said Byron Randle, a student at Foster High School.

This time, though, his approach has ruffled feathers. Some even called it anti-Muslim.

The Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR, believes the lesson was offensive.

CAIR said the teacher handed out a pamphlet that blasts the religion. One point labeled Muhammad a fake prophet. Another said Islam is not a religion.

“He’s been open about accepting everything,” said Jason Paul, a student of the teacher.

Supporters of the teacher in question say the point of the lesson was to show students a different viewpoint — one which they could take or leave.

“He wanted us to make our own opinion. Everything he gives us he wants us to make our own opinion. He’s like the one of the most neutral guys I know,” Byron Randle said.

 
Read the full report at Click.com2Houston.
 
“CAIR is calling for the teachers firing. What was untrue in the handout? Nothing — those numbers are based on a recent Pew poll. But the Hamas-tied terror org CAIR is desperate to silence and destroy anyone and everyone who dares speak the truth about the jihad threat.” Proclaims Pamela Geller of Stop Islamization of America.
 
Many education and non-profit organization leaders and millions of educated Americans believe that much of the information the teacher distributed is true.
 
Florida Family Association requested information from Julie Thompson, Lamar CSID in the email posted below.  Florida Family Association requested a copy of school district policies that govern educational materials distributed by school teachers and wanted to know many other school teachers have been disciplined under such policies this school year.  The Lamar CSID did not respond.
 
FLORIDA FAMILY ASSOCIATION INFORMATION REQUEST
 
Julie Thompson, President
Lamar CISD
 
Dear Ms. Thompson,
 
We respectfully request the following information regarding the CAIR complaint about the teacher who circulated information pertaining to Islam and the Lamar CISD statement posted below.
 
·         Please provide a copy of the Lamar CISD written policy which specifically provides that a teacher may not make “independent changes to a lesson plan, resulting in information being given that didn’t follow subject matter, or state and local curriculum plans.”
 
·         Please provide a copy of the Lamar CISD written policy which requires any teacher to have any materials approved prior to distribution including any specific content guidelines.
 
·         Please provide a list of the dates and schools which this policy has been enforced during this school year.
 
·         Please provide the disciplinary action taken with regard to previous request pertaining to enforcement history.
 
·         Please provide the date when the teacher will have his hearing before the school board.
 
Thank you.
 
Sincerely,
 
David Caton
President
Florida Family Association, Inc.
 
A reply to these questions has not been received.
 
CAIR HOUSTON PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CAIR-Houston Seeks Disciplinary Action for Teacher Who Promoted Anti-Muslim Hate in Class

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 4/7/15) – The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today called on officials at Foster High School in Richmond, Texas, to take appropriate disciplinary action against a teacher who allegedly passed out virulently anti-Muslim materials in class.
 
CAIR-Houston said the material seems to have been taken from an anti-Muslim site on the Internet and contained claims such as: “Muhammad posed as a prophet. . .Both Jesus and Paul warned that after they were gone many false prophets would come. Muhammad is simply one of them. . .”
 
Other misinformation included:
 
* “Islam is more of an ideology than a religion. It is also an ideology of war. . .”

* [Islam forces] its ideology on cultures and ultimately on the world through propaganda, subversion, and even physical force when it is deemed necessary, one area of the world at a time.”

* “You will either give into their demands recognizing Islam’s ‘noble’ rule, you will become a Muslim yourself, or you will die.”

* [Muslims believe] All governments – except Islam – should be overthrown.”

* “. . .everyone will be brought under the yoke of Islam, willingly or unwillingly.”

* “. . .even though generally Islamic followers will say that the ‘believe’ in Jesus and respect Him and the Bible, in fact, neither is really true.”

 
“We thank school officials for taking this issue seriously and await appropriate disciplinary action for the teacher,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll. “Only a strong response to this attempt at student indoctrination will send a message that our schools must never be incubators of hate.”
 
He noted that CAIR-Houston last year welcomed the resignation of Angela Box, a third-grade teacher who made anti-Muslim remarks on a public access television show.
 
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The Jihad That Led to the Crusades


Spread of Islam 622 - Present

 

Bill Warner has a huge list of Muslim Jihad imperialism which makes the Crusades look like a picnic.

 

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The Jihad That Led to the Crusades

 

By Bill Warner

Posted March 7, 2015

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Here is another excellent presentation by Dr. Warner. He presents this list clearly and concisely.

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Obama’s remarks about the evil of the Crusades, needs to be factually examined in detail. Here is such a list:

 

0355 After removing a Roman temple from the site (possibly the Temple of Aphrodite built by Hadrian), Constantine I has the Church of the Holy Sepulcher constructed in Jerusalem. Built around the excavated hill of the Crucifixion, legend has it that Constantine’s mother Helena discovered the True Cross here.

 

0613 – Persians capture Damascus and Antioch.

 

0614 – Persians sack Jerusalem. damaging the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the process.

 

0633 – Muslims conquer Syria and Iraq.

 

0634 – 0644 – Umar (c. 0591 – 0644) reigns as the second caliph.

 

0635 – Muslims begin the conquest of Persia and Syria.

 

0635 – Arab Muslims capture the city of Damascus from the Byzantines.

August 20, 0636 – Battle of Yarmuk (also: Yarmuq, Hieromyax): Following the Muslim capture of Damascus and Edessa, Byzantine Emperor Heraclius organizes a large army which manages to take back control of those cities. However, Byzantine commander, Baänes is soundly defeated by Muslim forces under Khalid ibn Walid in a battle in the valley of the Yarmuk River outside Damascus. This leaves all of Syria open to Arab domination.

 

0637 – The Arabs occupy the Persian capital of Ctesiphon. By  0651, the entire Persian realm would come under the rule of Islam and continued its westward expansion.

 

0637 – Syria is conquered by Muslim forces.

 

0637 – Jerusalem falls to invading Muslim forces.

 

0638 – Caliph Umar I enters Jerusalem.

 

0639 – Muslims conquer Egypt and Persia.

 

0641 – Islam spreads into Egypt. The Catholic Archbishop invites Muslims to help free Egypt from Roman oppressors.

 

0641 – Under the leadership of Abd-al-Rahman, Muslims conquer southern areas of Azerbaijan, Daghestan, Georgia, and Armenia.

 

0641 – Under the leadership of Amr ibn al-As, Muslims conquer the Byzantine city of Alexandria in Egypt. Amr forbids the looting of the city and proclaims freedom of worship for all. According to some accounts, he also has what was left of the Great Library burned the following year. Al-As creates the first Muslim city in Egypt, al-Fustat, and builds there the first mosque in Egypt.

 

0644 – Muslim leader Umar dies and is succeeded by Caliph Uthman, a member of the Umayyad family that had rejected Muhammad’s prophesies. Rallies arise to support Ali, Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law, as caliph. Uthman launches invasions to the west into North Africa.

 

0649 – Muawiya I, a member of the Umayyad family, leads a raid against Cyprus, sacking the capital Salamis-Constantia after a short siege and pillaging the rest of the island.

 

0652 – Sicily is attacked by Muslims coming out of Tunisia (named Ifriqiya by the Muslims, a name later given to the entire continent of Africa).

 

0653 – Muawiya I leads a raid against Rhodes, taking the remaining pieces of the Colossus of Rhodes (one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world) and shipping it back to Syria to be sold as scrap metal.

 

0654 – Muawiya I conquers Cyprus and stations a large garrison there. The island would remain in Muslim hands until 0966.

 

0655 – Battle of the Masts: In one of the only Muslim naval victories in the entire history of Islam, Muslim forces under the command of Uthman bin Affan defeat Byzantine forces under Emperor Constant II. The battle takes place off the coast of Lycia and is an important stage in the decline of Byzantine power.

 

0661 – 0680 – Mu’awiya, founder of the Umayyad dynasty, becomes the caliph and moves the capital from Mecca to Damascus.

 

0662 – Egypt fell to the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates until 868 CE. A year prior, the Fertile Crescent and Persia yielded to the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates, whose rule lasted until 1258 CE and 820 CE, respectively.

 

0667 – Sicily is attacked by Muslims coming out of Tunisia.

 

0668 – First Siege of Constantinople: This attack lasts off and on for seven years, with the Muslim forces generally spending the winters on the island of Cyzicus, a few miles south of Constantinople, and only sailing against the city during the spring and summer months. The Greeks are able to fend off repeated attacks with a weapon desperately feared by the Arabs: Greek Fire. It burned through ships, shields, and flesh and it could not be put out once it started. Muawiyah has to send emissaries to Byzantine Emperor Constans to beg him to let the survivors return home unimpeded, a request that is granted in exchange for a yearly tribute of 3,000 pieces of gold, fifty slaves, and fifty Arab horses.

 

0669 – The Muslim conquest reaches to Morocco in North Africa. The region would be open to the rule of the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates until 800 CE.

 

0672 – Muslims under Mauwiya I capture the island of Rhodes.

 

0674 – Arab conquest reaches the Indus River.

 

August 23, 0676 – Birth of Charles Martel (Charles the Hammer) in Herstal, Wallonia, Belgium, as the illegitimate son of Pippin II. Serving as Mayor of the Palace of the kingdom of the Franks, Charles would lead a force of Christians that turn back a Muslim raiding party near Poitiers (or Tours) which, according to many historians, would effectively halt the advance of Islam against Christianity in the West.

 

0677 – Muslims send a large fleet against Constantinople in an effort to finally break the city, but they are defeated so badly through the Byzantine use of Greek Fire that they are forced to pay an indemnity to the Emperor.

 

0680 – Birth of Leo III the Isaurian, Byzantine Emperor, along the Turkish-Syrian border in the Syrian province of Commagene. Leo’s tactical skills would be responsible for turning back the second Arab Muslim siege of Constantinople in 0717, shortly after he is elected emperor.

 

0688 – Emperor Justinian II and Caliph al-Malik sign a peace treaty making Cyprus neutral territory. For the next 300 years, Cyprus is ruled jointly by both the Byzantines and the Arabs despite the continuing warfare between them elsewhere.

 

0691 – Birth of Hisham, 10th caliph of the Umayyad Dynasty. It is under Hisham that Muslim forces would make their deepest incursions into Western Europe before being stopped by Charles Martel at the Battle of Poitiers in 0732.

 

0698 – Muslims capture Carthage in North Africa.

 

0700 – Muslims from Pamntelleria raid the island of Sicily.

 

0711 – With the further conquest of Egypt, Spain and North Africa, Islam included all of the Persian empire and most of the old Roman world under Islamic rule. Muslims began the conquest of Sindh in Afghanistan.

 

April 0711 – Tariq ibn Malik, a Berber officer, crosses the strait separating Africa and Europe with a group of Muslims and enters Spain (al-Andalus, as the Muslims called it, a word is etymologically linked to “Vandals”). The first stop in the Muslim conquest of Spain is at the foot of a mountain that comes to be called Jabel Tarik, the Mountain of Tarik. Today it is known as Gibraltar. At one time the Berbers had been Christians but they recently converted in large numbers to Islam after the Arab conquest of North Africa.

 

July 19, 0711 – Battle of Guadalete: Tariq ibn Ziyad kills King Rodrigo (or Roderic), Visigoth ruler of Spain, at the Guadalete River in the south of the Iberian peninsula. Tariq ibn Ziyad had landed at Gibraltar with 7,000 Muslims at the invitation of heirs of the late Visigoth King Witica (Witiza) who wanted to get rid of Rodrigo (this group includes Oppas, the bishop of Toledo and primate of all Spain, who happens to be the brother of the late king Witica). Ziyad, however, refuses to turn control of the region back over to the heirs of Witica. Almost the entire Iberian peninsula would come under Islamic control by 0718 CE.

 

0712 – Muslim governor of Northern Africa Musa ibn Nusayr follows Tariq ibn Ziyad with an army of 18,000 as reinforcements for the conquest of Andalusia. Musa’s father had been a Catholic Yemenite studying to be a priest in Iraq when he was captured in Iraq by Khalid, the “Sword of Islam,” and forced to choose between conversion or death. This invasion of Iraq had been one of the last military orders given by Muhammed before his death.

 

0714 – Birth of Pippin III (Pippin the Short) in Jupille (Belgium). Son of Charles Martel and father of Charlemagne, in 0759 Pippin would capture Narbonne, the last Muslim stronghold in France, and thereby drive Islam out of France.

 

0715 – By this year just about all of Spain is in Muslim hands. The Muslim conquest of Spain only took around three years but the Christian reconquest would require around 460 years (it might have gone faster had the various Christian kingdoms not been at each other’ throats much of the time). Musa’s son, Abd el-Aziz, is left in charge and makes his capital the city of Seville, where he married Egilona, widow of king Rodrigo. Caliph Suleiman, a paranoid ruler, would have el-Aziz assassinated and sends Musa into exile in his native Yemen village to live out his days as a beggar.

 

0716 – Lisbon is captured by Muslims.

 

0717 – Cordova (Qurtuba) becomes the capital of Muslim holdings in Andalusia (Spain).

 

0717 – Leo the Isaurian, born along the Turkish-Syrian border in the Syrian province of Commagene, revolts against the usurper Theodosius III and assumes the throne of the Byzantine Empire.

 

August 15, 0717 – Second Siege of Constantinople: Taking advantage of the civil unrest in the Byzantine Empire, Caliph Sulieman sends 120,000 Muslims under the command of his brother, Moslemah, to launch the second siege of Constantinople. Another force of around 100,000 Muslims with 1,800 galleys soon arrives from Syria and Egypt to assist. Most of these reinforcements are quickly destroyed with Greek Fire. Eventually the Muslims outside Constantinople begin to starve and, in the winter, they also begin to freeze to death. Even the Bulgarians, usually hostile to the Byzantines, send a force to destroy Muslim reinforcements marching from Adrianopolis.

 

August 15, 0718 – Muslims abandon their second siege of Constantinople. Their failure here leads to the weakening of the Umayyad government, in part because of the heavy losses. It is estimated that of the 200,000 soldiers who besieged Constantinople, only around 30,000 made it home. Although the Byzantine Empire also sustains heavily casualties and loses most its territory south of the Taurus Mountains, by holding the line here they prevent a disorganized and militarily inferior Europe from having to confront a Muslim invasion along the shortest possible route. Instead, the Arabic invasion of Europe must proceed along the longer path across northern Africa and into Spain, a route which prevents quick reinforcement and ultimately proves ineffective.

 

0719 – Muslims attack Septimania in southern France (so named because it was the base of operations for Rome’s Seventh Legion) and become established in the region known as Languedoc, made famous several hundred years later as the center of the Cathar heresy.

 

July 09,0721 – A Muslim army under the command of Al-Semah and that had crossed the Pyrenees is defeated by the Franks near Toulouse. Al-Semah is killed and his remaining forces, which had previously conquered Narbonne, are forced back across the Pyrenees into Spain.


0722 – Battle of Covadonga: Pelayo, (0690-0737) Visigoth noble who had been elected the first King of Asturias (0718- 0737), defeats a Muslim army at Alcama near Covadonga. This is generally regarded as the first real Christian victory over the Muslims in the Reconquista.

 

0724 – Hisham becomes the 10th caliph of the Umayyad Dynasty. It is under Hisham that Muslim forces make their deepest incursions into Western Europe before being stopped by Charles Martel at the Battle of Poitiers in 0732.

 

0724 – Under the command of Ambissa, Emir of Andalusia, Muslim forces raid southern France and capture the cities of Carcassone and Nimes. Primary targets in these and other raids are churches and monasteries where the Muslims take away holy objects and enslave or kill all the clerics.

 

0725 – Muslim forces occupied Nimes, France.

 

0730 – Muslim forces occupy the French cities of Narbonne and Avignon.

 

October 10, 0732 – Battle of Tours: With perhaps 1,500 soldiers, Charles Martel halts a Muslim force of around 40,000 to 60,000 cavalry under Abd el-Rahman Al Ghafiqi from moving farther into Europe. Many regard this battle as being decisive in that it saved Europe from Muslim control. Gibbon wrote: “A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire; the repetition of an equal space would have carried the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland; the Rhine is not more impassable than the Nile or Euphrates, and the Arabian fleet might have sailed without a naval combat into the mouth of the Thames. Perhaps the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and her pulpits might demonstrate to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Muhammed.” Others, though, argue that the battle’s importance has been exaggerated. The names of Tours, Poitiers, and Charles Martel do not appear in the Arab histories. They list the battle under the name Balat al- Shuhada, the Highway of Martyrs, and is treated as a minor engagement.

 

0735 – Muslim invaders capture the city of Arles.

 

0737 – Charles Martel sends his brother, Childebrand, to lay siege to Avignon and drive out the Muslim occupiers. Childebrand is successful and, according to records, has all the Muslims in the city killed.


0739 – Already having retaken Narbonne, Beziers, Montpellier, and Nimes during the previous couple of years, Childebrand captures Marseille, one of the largest French cities still in Muslim hands.

 

June 08, 0741 – Death of Leo III the Isaurian, Byzantine Emperor. Leo’s tactical skills were responsible for turning back the second Arab Muslim siege of Constantinople in 0717, shortly after he was elected emperor.

 

October 22, 0741.- Death of Charles Martel (Charles the Hammer) in at Quierzy (today the Aisne county in the Picardy region of France). As Mayor of the Palace of the kingdom of the Franks, Charles had led a force of Christians that turned back a Muslim raiding party near Poitiers (or Tours) which, according to many historians, effectively halted the advance of Islam against Christianity in the West.

 

April 04, 0742 -Birth of Charlemagne, founder of the Frankish Empire.

0743 -Death of Hisham, 10th caliph of the Umayyad Dynasty. It was under Hisham that Muslim forces made their deepest incursions into Western Europe before being stopped by Charles Martel at the Battle of Poitiers in 0732.

 

0750- The Arabian Nights, a compilation of stories written under the reign of the Abbasids, became representative of the lifestyle and administration of this Persian influenced government.

 

0750 – 0850 -The Four Orthodox Schools of Islamic Law were established.

 

0750 -The Abbasids assume control of the Islamic world (except Spain, which falls under the control of a descendant of the Umayyad family) and moved the capital to Baghdad in Iraq. The Abbasid Caliphate would last until 1258.

 

September 0755 -Abd al-Rahman of the Umayyad dynasty flees to Spain to escape the Abbasids and would be responsible for creating the “Golden Caliphate” in Spain.

 

0756 -The Emirate of Cordova is established by Umayyad refugee Abd al-Rahman I in order to revive the defeated Umayyad caliphate which had been destroyed in 0750 by the Abbasids. Cordova would become independent of the Abbasid Empire and represents the first major political division within Islam. The political and geographic isolation of the Cordova Caliphate would make it easier for Christians to decisively conquer it despite their failures elsewhere, although this would not be completed until 1492.

 

0759 -Arabs lose the city of Narbonne, France, their furthest and last conquest into Frankish territory. In capturing this city Pippin III (Pippin the Short) ends the Muslim incursions in France.

 

0768 -Pepin’s son, Carolus Magnus (Charlemagne), succeeded his father and became one of the most important European rulers of medieval history.

 

September 24, 0768 -Death of Pippin III (Pippin the Short) at Saint Denis. Son of Charles Martel and father of Charlemagne, in 0759 Pippin captured Narbonne, the last Muslim stronghold in France, and thereby drove Islam out of France.

 

0778 -Charlemagne, King of the Franks and soon-to-be Holy Roman Emperor, is invited by a group of Arab leaders in northeastern Spain to attack Abd al-Rahman I, ruler of the Emirate of Cordova. Charlemagne obliges them, but is forced to retreat after only getting as far as Saragossa. It is during his march back through the Pyrenees that his forces are set upon by Basques. Among the many who die is the war leader Roland from Breton, killed in Roncevalles, whose memory has been preserved in the “Chanson de Roland,” an important epic poem during the Middle Ages.

 

0785 -The Great Mosque in Cordoba, in Muslim controlled Spain, was built.

 

0787 – Danes invade England for the first time.

 

0788 -Death of Abd al-Rahman I, founder of the Umayyad Emirate of Cordova. His successor is Hisham I.

 

0792- Hisham I, emir of Cordova, calls for a Jihad against the infidels in Andalusia and France. Tens of thousands from as far away as Syria heed his call and cross the Pyrennes to subjugate France. Cities like Narbonne are destroyed, but the invasion is ultimately halted at Carcassone.

 

0796 -Death of Hisham I, emir of Cordova. His successor is his son, al-Hakam, who would keep up the jihad against the Christians but would also be forced to contend with rebellion at home.

 

0799 -The Basques rise in revolt and kill the local Muslim governor of Pamplona.

 

0800 -North Africa falls under the rule of the Aghlabi dynasty of Tunis, which would last until 0909 CE.

 

0800 – 1200 -Jews experience a “golden age” of creativity and toleration in Spain under Moorish (Muslim) rule.

 

0800 -Ambassadors of Caliph Harunu r-Rashid give keys to the Holy Sepulcher to the Frankish king, thus acknowledging some Frankish control over the interests of Christians in Jerusalem.

 

0801 -Vikings begin selling slaves to Muslims.

 

0806 -Hien Tsung becomes the Emperor of China. During his reign a shortage of copper leads to the introduction of paper money.

 

0813 -Muslims attack the Civi Vecchia near Rome.

 

April 04, 0814 -Death of Charlemagne, founder of the Frankish Empire.

 

0816 -With the support of Moors, the Basques revolt against the Franks in Glascony.

 

0822 -Death of Al-Hakam, emir of Cordova. He is succeeded by Abd al-Rahman II.

 

June 0827 -Sicily is invaded by Muslims who, this time, are looking to take control of the island rather than simply taking away booty. They are initially aided by Euphemius, a Byzantine naval commander who is rebelling against the Emperor. Conquest of the island would require 75 years of hard fighting.

 

0831 -Muslim invaders capture the Sicilian city of Palermo and make it their capital.

 

0835 -Birth of Ahmad Ibn Tultun, founder of the Tulunid Dynasty in Egypt. Originally sent there as a deputy by the Abbasid Caliphate, Tultun will establish himself as an independent power in the region, extending his control as far north as Syria. It is under Tultun that the Great Mosque of Cairo is built.

0838 -Muslim raiders sack Marseille.

 

0841 -Muslim forces capture Bari, principle Byzantine base in southeastern Italy.

 

0846 -Muslim raiders sail a fleet of ships from Africa up the Tiber river and attack outlying areas around Ostia and Rome. Some manage to enter Rome and damage the churches of St. Peter and St. Paul. Not until Pope Leo IV promises a yearly tribute of 25,000 silver coins do the raiders leave. The Leonine Wall is built in order to fend off further attacks such as this.

 

0849 -Battle of Ostia: Aghlabid monarch Muhammad sends a fleet of ships from Sardinia to attack Rome. As the fleet prepares to land troops, the combination of a large storm and an alliance of Christian forces were able to destroy the Muslims ships.

 

0850 -The Acropolis of Zimbabwe was built in Rhodesia.

 

0850 -Perfectus, a Christian priest in Muslim Cordova, is executed after he refuses to retract numerous insults he made about the Prophet Muhammed. Numerous other priests, monks, and laity would follow as Christians became caught up in a zest for martyrdom.

 

0851- Abd al-Rahman II has eleven young Christians executed in the city of Cordova after they deliberately seek out martyrdom by insulting the Prophet Muhammed.

 

0852 -Death of Abd al-Rahman II, emir of Cordova.

 

0858- Muslim raiders attack Constantinople.

 

0859 -Muslim invaders capture the Sicilian city of Castrogiovanni (Enna), slaughtering several thousand inhabitants.

 

0863 -Under Cyril (0826 – 0869) and Methodius (c. 0815 – 0885) the conversion of Moravia begins. The two brothers were sent by the patriarch of Constantinople to Moravia, where the ruler, Rostilav, decreed in 863 that any preaching done had to be in the language of the people. As a result, Cyril and Methodius developed the first usable alphabet for the Slavic tongue – thus, the Cyrillic alphabet.

 

0866 Emperor Louis II travels from Germany to southern Italy to battle the Muslim raiders causing trouble there.

 

0868 -The Sattarid dynasty, whose rule would continue until 0930  CE, extended Muslim control throughout most of Persia. In Egypt, the Abbasid and Umayyad caliphates ended and the Egyptian-based Tulunid dynasty took over (lasting until 904 CE).

 

0869 -Arabs capture the island of Malta.

 

0870- After a month-long siege, the Sicilian city of Syracuse is captured by Muslim invaders.

 

0871 -King Alfred the Great of England created a system of government and education which allowed for the unification of smaller Anglo-Saxon states in the ninth and tenth centuries.

 

0874 -Iceland is colonized by Vikings from Norway.

 

0876 -Muslims pillage Campagna in Italy.

 

0879 -The Seljuk Empire unites Mesopotamia and a large portion of Persia.

 

0880 – Under Emperor Basil, the Byzantines recapture lands occupied by Arabs in Italy.

 

0884- Death of Ahmad Ibn Tultun, founder of the Tulunid Dynasty in Egypt. Originally sent there as a deputy by the Abbasid Caliphate, Tultun established himself as an independent power in the region, extending his control as far north as Syria. It is under Tultun that the Great Mosque of Cairo is built.

 

0884 -Muslims invading Italy burn the monastery of Monte Cassino to the ground.

 

0898 -Birth of Abd al-Rahman III, generally regarded as the greatest of the Umayyad caliphs in Andalusia. Under his rule, Cordova would become one of the most powerful centers of Islamic learning and power.

 

0900 -The Fatimids of Egypt conquered north Africa and included the territory as an extension of Egypt until 0972 CE.

 

0900 -Mayans emigrate to the Yucatan Peninsula.

 

0902 -The Muslim conquest of Sicily is completed when the last Christian stronghold, the city of Taorminia, is captured. Muslim rule of Sicily would last for 264 years.

 

0905-The Tulunid Dynasty in Egypt is destroyed by an Abbasid army sent to reestablish control over the region of Egypt and Syria.

 

0909 -Sicily came under the control of the Fatimids’ rule of North Africa and Egypt until 1071 CE. From 0878 until 0909 CE, their rule of Sicily was uncertain.

 

0909 -The Fatimid Dynasty assumes control of Egypt. Claiming descent from Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Muhammed, and Ali bin Abi Talib, the Fatimids would rule Egypt until being overthrown by the Auyybids and Saladin in 1171.

 

0911 -Muslims control all the passes in the Alps between France and Italy, cutting off passage between the two countries.

 

0912- Abd al-Rahman III becomes the Umayyad Caliph in Andalusia.

 

0916 -A combined force of Greek and German emperors and Italian city-states defeat Muslim invaders at Garigliano, putting Muslim raids in Italy to an end.

 

0920 -Muslim forces cross the Pyrenees, enter Gascony, and reach as far as the gates of Toulouse.

 

0929 -Abd al-Rahman III transforms the Emirate of Cordova into and independent caliphate no longer under even theoretical control from Baghdad.

0935 – 0969 -The rule of Egypt was under the Ikhidid dynasty.

 

0936 -The Althing, the oldest body of representative government in Europe, is established in Iceland by the Vikings.

 

0939 -Madrid is recaptured from Muslim forces.

 

0940 -Hugh, count of Provence, gives his protection to Moors in St. Tropez if they agree to keep the Alpine passes closed to his rival, Berenger.

 

c. 0950 Catholicism becomes prevalent and dominant religion throughout Europe.

 

0950 According to traditional historiography, Europe enters Dark Ages.

 

0953- Emperor Otto I sends representatives to Cordova to ask Caliph Abd al-Rahman III to call off some Muslim raiders who had set themselves up in Alpine passes and are attacking merchant caravans going in and out of Italy.

 

0961 -Death of Abd al-Rahman III, generally regarded as the greatest of the Umayyad caliphs in Andalusia. Under his rule, Cordova became one of the most powerful centers of Islamic learning and power. He is succeeded by Abdullah, a caliph who would kill many of his rivals (even family members) and had captured Christians decapitated if they refuse to convert to Islam.

 

0961- Under the command of general Nicephorus Phokas, the Byzantines recapture Crete from Muslim rebels who had earlier fled Cordova.

 

0965 -Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Phokas reconquers Cyprus from the Muslims.

 

0965 -Grenoble is recaptured from the Muslims.

 

0969 -The Fatimid dynasty (Shi’ite) takes Egypt from the Ikshidids and assumes the title of caliphate in Egypt until 1171 CE.

 

0969 -Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus II Phocas reconquers Antioch (modern Antakya, capital of the province Hatay) from the Arabs.

 

0972 -The Fatimids of Egypt conquer north Africa.

 

0972 -The Muslims in the Sisteron district of France surrender to Christian forces and their leader asks to be baptized.

 

0981- Eric the Red is exiled from Iceland and settles in a new land he called Greenland in order to attract settlers.

 

0981 -Ramiro III, king of Leon, is defeated by Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir (Almanzor) at Rueda and is forced to begin paying tribute to the Caliph of Cordova.

 

0985 -Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir sacks Barcelona

 

0994 -The monastery of Monte Cassino is destroyed a second time by Arabs.

 

0995 -Japanese literary and artistic golden age begins under Emperor Fujiwara Michinaga (ruled 0995 – 1028).

 

July 03,0997 -Under the leadership of Almanzor, Muslim forces march out of the city of Cordova and head north to capture Christian lands.

 

August 11, 0997 -Muslim forces under Almanzor arrive at the city of Compostela. The city had been evacuated and Almanzor burns it to the ground.

 

0998 -Venice conquers the Adriatic port of Zara. The Venetians would eventually lose the city to the Hungarians and, in  1202, they offer a deal to soldiers of the Fourth Crusade: capture the city again for them in exchange for passage to Egypt.

 

c. 1000-Chinese perfect the production and use of gunpowder.

 

1000 -The Seljuk (Saljuq) Turkish Empire is founded by an Oghuz Turkish bey (chieftain) named Seljuk. Originally from the steppe country around the Caspian Sea, the Seljuks are the ancestors of the Western Turks, present- day inhabitants of Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

 

August 08, 1002 -Death of Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir, ruler of Al-Andalus, on the way back from raiding the Rioja region.

 

1004 -Arab raiders sack the Italian city of Pisa.

 

1007 -Birth of Isaac I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor. Founder of the dynasty of the Comneni, Isaac’s government reforms may have helped the Byzantine Empire last longer.

 

1009 -The Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is destroyed by Muslim armies.

 

1009 -Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, founder of the Druze sect and sixth Fatimid Caliph in Egypt, orders the Holy Sepulcher and all Christian buildings in Jerusalem be destroyed. In Europe a rumor develops that a “Prince of Babylon” had ordered the destruction of the Holy Sepulcher at the instigation of the Jews. Attacks on Jewish communities in cities like Rouen, Orleans, and Mainz ensue and this rumor helps lay the basis for massacres of Jewish communities by Crusaders marching to the Holy Land.

 

1009 -Sulaimann, grandson of Abd al-Rahman III, returns over 200 captured fortresses to the Castilians in return for massive shipments of food for his army.

 

1012 -Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, founder of the Druze sect and sixth Fatimid Caliph in Egypt, orders the destruction of all Christian and Jewish houses of worship in his lands.

 

1012 -Berber forces capture Cordova and order that half the population be executed.

 

1013 -Jews are expelled from the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordova, then ruled by Sulaimann.

 

1015 -Arab Muslim forces conquer Sardinia.

 

1016 -The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is partially destroyed by earthquakes.

 

1020 -Merchants from Amalfi and Salerno are granted permission by the Egyptian Caliph to build a hospice in Jerusalem. Out of this would eventually grow The Order of Knights of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (also known as: Knights of Malta, Knights of Rhodes, and most commonly as Knights Hospitaller).

 

1021 -Caliph al-Hakim proclaimed himself to be divine and founded the Druze sect.

 

1022 -Several Cathar heretics are discovered in Toulouse and put to death.

 

1023 -Muslims expel the Berber rulers from Cordova and install Abd er-Rahman V as caliph.

 

1025 -The power of the Byzantine Empire begins to decline.

 

1026 -Richard II of Normandy leads a group of several hundred armed men on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the belief that the Day of Judgment had arrived. Turkish control of the region hampers their goals, however.

 

1027 -The Frankish protectorate over Christian interests in Jerusalem is replaced by a Byzantine protectorate. Byzantine leaders begin the reconstruction of the Holy Sepulcher.

 

1029- Alp Arslan, “The Lion Hero,” is born. Arslan is the son of Togrul Beg, conqueror of Baghdad who made himself ruler of the Caliphate, and great-grandson of Seljuk, founder of the Seljuk Turkish empire.

 

1031 -The Moorish Caliphate of Córdoba falls.

 

1031 -The emir of Aleppo has the Krak des Chevaliers contructed.

 

1033 -Castile is retaken from the Arabs.

 

1035 -The Byzantines make a landing in Sicily, but don’t try to recapture the island from the Muslims.

 

1038 -The Seljuk Turks become established in Persia.

 

1042- The rise of the Seljuk Turks begins.

 

1045 – 1099 -1099 Life of Ruy Diaz de Vivar, known as El Cid (Arabic for “lord”), national hero of Spain. El Cid would become famous for his efforts to drive the Moors out of Spain. May 18, 1048 – Persian poet Umar Khayyam is born. His poem The Rubaiyat became popular in the West because of its use by Victorian Edward Fitzgerald.

 

1050 – 1200 -The first agricultural revolution of Medieval Europe begins in 1050 CE with a shift to the northern lands for cultivation, a period of improved climate from 700 CE to 1200 CE in western Europe, and the widespread use and perfection of new farming devices. Technological innovations include the use of the heavy plow, the three-field system of crop rotation, the use of mills for processing cloth, brewing beer, crushing pulp for paper manufacture, and the widespread use of iron and horses. With an increase in agricultural advancements, Western towns and trade grow exponentially and Western Europe returns to a money economy.

 

1050 -Duke Bohemond I (Bohemond Of Taranto, French Bohémond De Tarente), prince of Otranto (1089–1111) is born. One of the leaders of the First Crusade, Bohemond would be largely responsible for the capture of Antioch and he secures the title Prince of Antioch (1098 – 1101, 1103 – 04).

 

1050 -Byzantine emperor Constantine IX Monomachos restores the complex of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.

 

1054 -A famine in Egypt forces al Mustansir, 8th Fatimid caliph, to seek food and other commercial assistance from Italy and the Byzantine Empire.

 

July 16,-1054 Great Schism: The Western Christian Church, in an effort to further enhance its power, had tried to impose Latin rites on Greek churches in southern Italy in 1052; as a consequence, Latin churches in Constantinople were closed. In the end, this leads to the excommunication of Michael Cerularius, patriarch of Constantinople (who in turn excommunicates Pope Leo IX). Although generally regarded as a minor event at the time, today it is treated as the final event that sealed the Great Schism between Eastern and Western Christianity.

 

1055 -Seljuk Turks capture Baghdad.

 

1056 -The Almoravid (al-Murabitun) Dynasty begins its rise to power. Taking the name “those who line up in defense of the faith,” this is a group of fanatical Berber Muslims who would rule North Africa and Spain until 1147.

 

1061 -Roger Guiscard lands at Sicily with a large Norman force and captures the city of Masara. The Norman reconquest of Sicily would require another 30 years.

 

1063 -Alp Arslan succeeds his father, Togrul Beg, as ruler of the Baghdad Caliphate and the Seljuk Turks.

 

1064 -The Seljuk Turks conquer Christian Armenia.

 

September 29, 1066 -William the Conqueror invades England and claims the English throne at the Battle of Hastings. Because William is both the King of England and the Duke of Normandy, The Norman Conquest fuses French and English cultures. The language of England evolves into Middle English with an English syntax and grammar and a heavily French vocabulary.

 

1067 -Romanus IV Diogenes becomes the Byzantine Emperor.

 

1068 -Alp Arslan invades the Byzantine Empire and is repulsed by Romanus IV Diogenes over the course of three campaigns. Not until 1070, though, would the Turks be driven back across the Euphrates river.

 

1070 -Seljuk Turks capture Jerusalem from the Fatimids. Seljuk rule is not quite as tolerant as that of the Fatimids and Christian pilgrims begin returning to Europe with tales of persecution and oppression.

 

1070 -Brother Gerard, a leader of the Benedictine monks and nuns who run the hospices in Jerusalem. beings to organize The Order of Knights of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (also known as: Knights of Malta, Knights of Rhodes, and most commonly as Knights Hospitaller) as a more military force for the active protection of Christian pilgrims.

 

1071 -Normans conquer the last Byzantine holdings in Italy.

 

1071 – 1085 -Seljuk Turks conquer most of Syria and Palestine.

 

August 19, 1071 –
Battle of Manzikert: Alp Arslan leads an army of Seljuk Turks against the Byzantine Empire near Lake Van. Numbering perhaps as many as 100,000 men, the Turks take the fortresses of Akhlat and Manzikert before Byzantine Emperor Romanus IV Diogenes can respond. Although Diogenes is able to recapture Akhlat, the siege of Manzikert fails when a Turkish relief force arrives and Andronicus Ducas, an enemy of Romanus Diogenes, refuses to obey orders to fight. Diogenes himself is captured and released, but he would be murdered after his return to Constantinople. Partly because of the defeat at Manzikert and partly due to the civil wars following the murder of Digoenes, Asia Minor would be left open to Turkish invasion. One third of Christian Lands and 51% of Christian Churches fall to Islam.

 

1072 -Tancred of Hauteville is born. A grandson of Robert Guiscard and nephew of Bohemund of Taranto, Tancred would become a leader of the First Crusade and eventually regent of the Principality of Antioch.

 

December 15, 1072 -Malik Shah I, son of Alp Arslan, succeeds his father as Seljuk Sultan.

 

1073 -Seljuk Turks conquer Ankara.

 

July 1074 -El Cid marries Jimena, niece of Alfonso IV of Castile and daughter of the Count of Oviedo.

 

1076 -First recorded execution in England by the ax: the Earl of Huntingdon.

 

1078 -Seljuk Turks capture Nicaea. It would change hands three more times, finally coming under control of the Turks again in 1086.

 

1079 -Battle of Cabra: El Cid led his troops to a rout of Emir Abd Allah of Granada.

1080 -Order of the Hospital of St. John is founded in Italy. This special order of knights was dedicated to guarding a pilgrim hospital, or hostel, in Jerusalem.

 

1080 -An Armenian state is founded in Cilicia, a district on the southeastern coast of Asia Minor (Turkey), north of Cyprus, by refugees feeling the Seljuk invasion of their Armenian homeland. A Christian kingdom located in the midst of hostile Muslim states and lacking good relations with the Byzantine Empire, “Armenia Minor” would provide important assistance to Crusaders from Europe.

 

1081 – 1118 -Alexius I Comnenus is Byzantine emperor.

 

1081 -El Cid, now a mercenary because he had been exiled by Alfonso IV of Castile, enters the service of the Moorish king of the northeast Spanish city of Zaragosa, al-Mu’tamin, and would remain there for his successor, al- Mu’tamin II.

 

1082 -Ibn Tumart, founder of the Amohad Dynasty, is born in the Atlas mountains.

 

1084 -Seljuk Turks conquer Antioch, a strategically important city.

 

October 25, 1085 -The Moors are expelled from Toledo, Spain, by Alfonso VI.

 

October 23, 1086 -Battle of Zallaca (Sagrajas): Spanish forces under Alfonso VI of Castile are defeated by the Moors and their allies, the Almorivids (Berbers from Morocco and Algeria, led by Yusef I ibn Tashufin), thus preserving Muslim rule in al-Andalus. The slaughter of Spaniards was great and Yusef refused to abide by his agreement to leave Andalusia in the hands of the Moors. His intention was actually to make Andalusia an African colony ruled by the Almorivids in Morocco.

 

1087 -After his crushing defeat at Zallaqa, Alfonso VI swallows his pride and recalls El Cid from exile.

 

September 13, 1087- Birth of John II Comnenus, Byzantine emperor.

 

1088 -Patzinak Turks begin forming settlements between the Danube and the Balkans.

 

March 12, 1088 -Urban II is elected pope. An active supporter of the Gregorian reforms, Urban would become responsible for launching the First Crusade.

 

1089 -Byzantine forces conquer the island of Crete.

 

1090 -Yusuf Ibn Tashfin, King of the Almoravids, captures Granada.

 

1091 -The Normans recapture Sicily from the Muslims.

 

1091 – Cordova (Qurtuba) is captured by the Almoravids.

 

1092 -After the death of Seljuk Sultan (al-sultan , “the power”) Malik Shah I, the capital of the Seljuks is moved from Iconjium to Smyrna and the empire itself dissolves into several smaller states.

 

May 1094-El Cid captures Valencia from the Moors, carving out his own kingdom along the Mediterranean that is only nominally subservient to Alfonso VI of Castile. Valencia would be both Christian and Muslim, with adherents of both religions serving in his army.

 

August 1094 -The Almoravids from Morocco land near Cuarte and lay siege to Valencia with 50,000 men. El Cid, however, breaks the siege and forces the Amoravids to flee – the first Christian victory against the hard-fighting Africans.

 

November 18, 1095 -Pope Urban II opens the Council of Clermont where ambassadors from the Byzantine emperor Alexius I Comnenus, asking help against the Muslims, were warmly received.


Political foundations laid for the first “organized” Christian response to Jihad: the First Crusade.

 

These facts are taken from multiple open sources. If there is an error, let me know.

 

To see the above list in Russian, click here.

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Historical Muslim Imperialism Vicious and Lethal


Jesus Crucixion vs MO death to infidel toon

John R. Houk

© July 28, 2014

 

A Google plus (G+) person sent me a video that explains the truth of the genocidal empire building of Islamic conquest prior to the Crusades. In case you are unaware Muslim Apologists and Left Wing sympathizers have made a revisionist history point to villainized Christianity and especially the Crusades as vicious murdering aggressors that eclipses any brutality to poor victim Islam ever perpetrated.

 

You have to understand that viciousness and the slaughter of innocents assigned by these historical revisionists does not compare to the genocidal conquests in the name of Islam. Historical revisionists leave out and fail to tell the full story of Islam. Well Muslim Apologists and Leftists, here’s a dose of one-sidedness to even the score a little.

 

JRH 7/28/14

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Posted by Israel AgNouhYattara

Posted on July 27, 2014 6:25 PM

Originally shared by: madnick77

 

Finally an objective view on the crusades. Thanks so much for this production and for sharing it! it would be great if you could produce a part 5 about the present situation, Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Egypt, Indonesia… the struggle continues!

 

[Blog Editor: Edited from the original by spellcheck.]

 

VIDEO: Christian resistance against Jihad timeline – part 1

 

Posted by DivineSolja

Published on Feb 25, 2013

 

Historical highlights of Christianity’s armed struggle of survival against Islam, will complete video series up to the 20th century.

This video goes through the centuries of major Islamic atrocities to the Christian world before any Crusade was launched. (632 AD – 1061 AD)

 

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[Blog Editor: This part two was not a part of the G+ share.]

 

VIDEO: Christian resistance against Jihad timeline – part 2

 

Published by DivineSolja

Published on Apr 15, 2013

 

Christians strike back!

Historical highlights of Christianity’s armed struggle of survival against Islam, will complete video series up to the 20th century.

This video concentrates on the era of the Crusades and how they helped prevent further Islamic advancements to the west. (1071 AD – 1291 AD)

 

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VIDEO: Christian resistance against Jihad timeline – part 3

 

Published by DivineSolja

Published on Jun 2, 2013

 

Historical highlights of Christianity’s armed struggle of survival against Islam, will complete video series up to the 20th century.

This video is mainly about the Ottoman wars in Europe, it includes the fall of Constantinople, the siege of Vienna and the battle of Granada. (1299 AD – 1683 AD)

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VIDEO: Christian resistance against Jihad timeline – part 4

 

Published by DivineSolja

Published on Nov 19, 2013

 

Historical highlights of Christianity’s armed struggle of survival against Islam, will complete video series up to the 20th century.

This video is mainly about the Greek, Serbian, Bulgarian and Romanian wars of independence. Also shows how much the Russian empire dedicated to helping oppressed Christians (1804 AD – 1878 AD)

Part 5 will be about the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides and should also state the Islamic atrocities of the 20th century afterwards.

 

 

 

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[Blog Editor: I could not locate DivineSolja’s promised 5th part pertaining to Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides. So I did a search of each genocide separately on Youtube and I will select the best vids with the best condensed info.]

 

VIDEO: The Armenian Journey – A Story Of An Armenian Genocide

 

Published by 1915GenocidalTurks

Published on Jun 8, 2011

 

The Armenian Journey – A Story Of an Armenian Genocide /Documentary Film /”The Armenian Journey: From Despair to Hope in Rhode Island,” a film by The Genocide Education Project (GenEd), tells the story of Armenian Genocide survivor Margaret Garabedian Der Manuelian, told through the narrative voice of her great-granddaughter, 21 year old Dalita Getzoyan. The film was funded by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and designed to support educators in the region and beyond.

For teaching resources on the Armenian Genocide: http://www.TeachGenocide.com

For More Information About The Armenian Genocide

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamidian…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian…

 

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VIDEO: Assyrian Genocide

 

Published by Stila08

Published on Feb 10, 2008

 

Assyrian Genocide

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VIDEO: Was There A Genocide On The Greek Population In Turkey?

 

Published by MagnificentCentury

Published on Jan 17, 2014

 

The Greek genocide, part of which is known as the Pontic genocide, was the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Christian Ottoman Greek population from its historic homeland in Asia Minor, central Anatolia, Pontus, and the former Russian Caucasus province of Kars Oblast during World War I and its aftermath (1914–23). It was instigated by the government of the Ottoman Empire against the Greek population of the Empire and it included massacres, forced deportations involving death marches, summary expulsions, arbitrary executions, and destruction of Christian Orthodox cultural, historical and religious monuments. According to various sources, several hundred thousand Ottoman Greeks died during this period. Some of the survivors and refugees, especially those in Eastern provinces, took refuge in the neighbouring Russian Empire. After the end of the 1919–22 Greco-Turkish War, most of the Greeks remaining in the Ottoman Empire were transferred to Greece under the terms of the 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey. Other ethnic groups were similarly attacked by the Ottoman Empire during this period, including Assyrians and Armenians, and some scholars consider those events to be part of the same policy of extermination.

The Allies of World War I condemned the Ottoman government-sponsored massacres as crimes against humanity. More recently, the International Association of Genocide Scholars passed a resolution in 2007 affirming that the Ottoman campaign against Christian minorities of the Empire, including the Greeks, was genocide. Some other organisations have also passed resolutions recognising the campaign as a genocide, as have the parliaments of Greece, Cyprus and Sweden.

At the outbreak of World War I, Asia Minor was ethnically diverse, its population including Turks, Azeris, Greeks, Armenians, Kurds, Zazas, Circassians, Assyrians, Jews, and Laz people.

Among the causes for the Turkish campaign against the Greek population was a fear that the population would aid the Ottoman Empire’s enemies, and a belief among some Turks that to form a modern nation state it was necessary to purge from the territories of the state those national groups who could threaten the integrity of a modern Turkish nation state.

According to a German military attaché, the Ottoman minister of war Ismail Enver had declared in October 1915 that he wanted to “solve the Greek problem during the war… in the same way he believe[d] he solved the Armenian problem.”
Origins

The Greek presence in Asia Minor has been dated to at least the time of Homer around 800 BCE. Prior to their conquest by the Turkic people the Greeks were one of several indigenous peoples living in Asia Minor. The geographer Strabo referred to Smyrna as the first Greek city in Asia Minor. Greeks referred to the Black Sea as the “Euxinos Pontos” or “hospitable sea” and starting in the eighth century BCE they began navigating its shores and settling along its coast. The most notable Greek cities of the Black Sea were Trebizond, Sampsounta, Sinope and Heraclea Pontica. In medieval times Trebizond became an important trade hub and capital of its own state, the Empire of Trebizond.

In the summer of 1914 the Special Organization (Teşkilat-ı Mahsusa), assisted by government and army officials, conscripted Greek men of military age from Thrace and western Anatolia into Labour Battalions in which hundreds of thousands died. Sent hundreds of miles into the Interior of Anatolia, these conscripts were employed in road-making, building, tunnel excavating and other field work but their numbers were heavily reduced through either privations and ill-treatment or by outright massacre by their Ottoman guards. This program of forced conscription later expanded to other regions of the Empire including Pontus

Conscription of Greek men was supplemented by massacres and by deportations involving death marches of the general population. Greek villages and towns would be surrounded by Ottomans and their inhabitants massacred. Such was the story in Phocaea (Greek: Φώκαια), a town in western Anatolia twenty-five miles (40 km) northwest of Smyrna, on 12 June 1914 where the slain bodies of men, women and children were thrown down a well.

In July 1915 the Greek chargé d’affaires explained that the deportations “cannot be any other issue than an annihilation war against the Greek nation in Turkey and as measures hereof they have been implementing forced conversions to Islam, in obvious aim to, that if after the end of the war there again would be a question of European intervention for the protection of the Christians, there will be as few of them left as possible.”

Counterjihad Exposes Islam


Islam- What the West Needs to know

John R. Houk

© July 12, 2014

 

I am one of those guys that many would describe as a Counterjihad writer. Muslims and Leftists would look at the word “Counterjihad” and visions of an Islamophobic Muslim-hater enters into their mind. For Leftists and Muslims the word “Islamophobe” is meant to be a pejorative word to describe a person that should be reviled.

 

Here’s a thought that is sure to rile Leftists and Muslims: I do not view myself as a person that hates Muslims as people. It is true I do hate the religion that is known as Islam. As a Christian I am not a big fan of any religion that has an antichrist spirit about it. Islam specifically calls non-Muslims infidel (kafir) AND the Quran specifically singles out Jews and Christians as untrustworthy dudes worthy of death. It is true the Quran describes Jews and Christians as the “People of the Book” meaning the Bible. However, Islam teaches that the Holy writings of Jews and Christians are a corruption of Allah’s original message and hence an error that will lead to whatever Islam calls hell.

 

While Mohammed preached in Mecca before fleeing to Medina from persecuting polytheistic Arabs who were displeased about being told their pantheon of gods were non-existent idols and that only Allah is worthy of worship. Mo’s followers in the early Mecca days ONLY numbered in the hundreds at that time. In those days of Mecca preaching he thought of ways to entice two of the monotheistic religions Judaism and Christianity to join him as the true prophet of Allah (God). It is one of the reasons you will read of Old and New Testament Patriarchs, Prophets, Kings, Jesus and Mother Mary as true Muslims. In other words Mo stole the content of the Holy Bible and rewrote (or retold) them from a perspective that favors Arab superiority and indicating the Holy Bible had become corrupted from the truth. Unfortunately for Mo Jews were already pros at having kings and nations trying to change their Judaic faith typically in not a nice way. Christians had become the dominant religion of the Middle East by Mo’s early 700s; however they also experienced a bit of harassment from Romans trying stamp them out as not being Roman enough such as viewing Caesar-Emperor as a divine entity. So Mo had little success with getting adherents from Jews and Christians.

 

Thus as People of the Book, Jews and Christians were initially not to be recipients of the convert or die imperative. Polytheists on the other hand were to be completely reviled as idolaters worthy of death for not seeing the truth of submitting to Allah and the prophet Mohammed.

 

AS A CHRISTIAN I have a problem as being singled out along with Jews to be tolerated as long as I don’t practice my faith openly or don’t act out or say anything deemed insulting to Islam or Mo. The nail in the coffin of looking the other way to Islam is that religion’s treatment of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

 

Mo steals Jesus as one of the great prophets just before Mo’s revelation. Furthermore Mo denies the death on the Cross, burial and the Resurrection all occurred within three days. AND Mo tells his followers specifically that Jesus was just a man the human son of Mary and not the Son of God both equally man and equally God as the third person of the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit as three persons and ONE God simultaneously.

 

1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,3 and every spirit that does not confess that[a] Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

 

4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (1 John 4: 1-6 NKJV)

 

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it.

 

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son,[a] who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. (John 1: 1-5, 14, 18 NKJV)

 

30 I and My Father are one.”

 

Renewed Efforts to Stone Jesus

 

31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”

 

33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

 

34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’?[a] 35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe[b] that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand. (John 10: 30-39 NKJV)

 

13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. (1 John 4: 13-15 NKJV)

 

8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”[a] (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”[b] 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”[c] (Romans 8-13 NKJV)

 

30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. (John 20: 30 NKJV)

 

Now I realize a Muslim devoted to the Quran will quote suras in an attempt to show the Holy Bible is corrupted in the same way I quote the Bible to the Quran is an antichrist document. Yet here’s the thing to think about. The Lord Jesus of the Bible asks those who believe in Him to share and not coerce or threaten. If you freely and willing choose to believe that Jesus is the Christ (the anointed ONE of God) and the Son of God the new believer has life in the name of Jesus.

 

Islam does not mean peace as apologists and propagandists tell us non-Muslims. The true meaning of Islam is submission. The context of Islamic submission is the acceptance of the way of life as governed by Sharia Law. What this means for a non-Muslim none of the benefits Islam defines for its adherents is applicable to the non-Muslim. If you are lucky enough to be a part of the People of the Book there are a set rules that are acceptable for a non-Muslim to live under. PRIMARILY even as a non-Muslim you must submit or face severe consequences. This means especially in a Muslim dominated society the severe consequences is usually death. And even a Muslim nation’s authorities fail to enforce these consequences many interpret the Quran, Hadith and Sira (Sunna) to allow Muslims not associated with law enforcement to exact the consequence of death themselves.

 

That friends (and enemies) is the difference between “believe” and “submit”. I will never submit to the directives of Islam.

 

I have to go back to the pejorative meant term of Islamophobe. My Christian faith precludes me to hate people whether believing Christians or non-believers in the Risen Savior. Admittedly my particular personality places me in a position that challenges me to prevent being angry at unjust people. I too often find myself in the position of having to repent from not nice thoughts I may place into unseemly words. I pretty much have overcome the urge to express violence toward ideological idiots and antichrist-minded individuals. In writing this full disclosure I rarely hold back in denouncing Left Wing ideologies, overtly antichrist religious individuals and venom spewing antichrist atheists. BUT I will never make plans to harm individuals or groups of people for their open thoughts. On the other hand I am a firm believer in self-defense.  I will not be a doormat rug in which individuals violently stomp me down and I will call for duly representative authorities to protect the public good from violent individuals or groups of peoples. God has ordained authorities to exist to protect law abiding Christians.

 

1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. (Romans 13: 1-7 NKJV)

 

The term Islamophobe used as a pejorative although accepted today is actually greatly misused. In breaking the word down Islam refers to the religion and phobe comes from phobia. Phobia means fear. Thus Islamophobia really means an unnatural fear of Islam.

 

1. I do not fear the religion of Islam, I loathe it.

 

2. Neither do I have an unnatural fear of the adherents of Islam i.e. Muslims. Rather I feel sorry for them for being blinded by an antichrist spirit and thus pray for the eyes of their understanding become enlightened.

 

3. I have no problem with defending myself from adherents of Islam when they embark in acting nutso-crazy.

 

4. I have no problem with the ordained authorities to use lethal force against the perpetrators of violence and the protectors of the violent whether it be civil police or the duly trained military.

 

Points three and four will undoubtedly be twisted by Leftists and Muslim apologists will harangue me for being an unchristian hypocrite. I do disagree. I do believe in the principle of turning the other cheek and the Christian Golden Rule of doing for others as you would have them do for you. Turning the other cheek does not mean being an unwilling target for violence when God has ordained the authorities of a government exist by the Hand of God to protect me with the rule of law. Turning the other cheek has is designed for insults and individuals that desire to brawl. Insults are provocative and brawling indicates participating in a heated argument between an individual and/or individuals. Turning the other cheek does not mean putting yourself in a position to be a victim of crime, terrorism and war between nations.

 

Another accusation delivered by Leftists and Muslim apologists is the documented history of nations that have called themselves Christian perpetrating atrocities in the name of Christ. Trust me there are plenty of examples of atrocities committed in the name of Christ. The two most common by Muslim apologists seem to be the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition.

 

History shows the Crusades being initiated by Pope Urban II under the reasoning that Muslims were attacking Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land and Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus asked the Pope for help. The Muslim Seljuk Turks had conquered the Levant and Anatolia away from the Byzantine Empire and was threatening Constantinople. The city built and named by Constantine that ended Roman civil wars and made Christianity the State Church after hundreds of years of Roman persecution of Christians. The Europeans that cared realized that Constantinople was a block to Muslim conquest invasions to Europe that would end Medieval Christian culture of the time.

 

The pride problem the Byzantine emperor faced is that Constantine was the leader of the Eastern (Greek) Orthodox Church which split from the Latin Churches of Europe largely over the issue of Ecclesiastical primacy between Latin and Greek Churches (See HERE and HERE). Frankly I believe Urban II was less interested in aiding Emperor Alexis I Comnenus and more interested in preventing Muslim lunatics from ending Christendom in Europe.

 

So Pope Urban II gave one of the most famous (or infamous depending on perspective) sermons of the Medieval Church inspiring European Nobleman from typically warring kingdoms (but French leadership) to unite and march to deliver Byzantine and the Holy Land from Saracen (Muslim) control.

 

There is currently a bit of scholar war going on pertaining to the actual historical motives of the Crusades but that is simply to weighty to address here. For the sake of clarification I’m on the side that Muslim conquest and raiding was more responsible than the politically correct historians that distort history to make it appear the Crusaders were marauders purely interested in unprovoked booty and land conquest.

 

No matter the perspective scholars promote there is no getting around the facts that all the Crusader incursions into the Holy Land was followed by the bloody slaughtering of Muslims, Jews and even occasionally Byzantine Greek Orthodox Christians. The atrocities occurred in the name of Jesus. BUT should we blame the Biblical theology pertaining to Jesus Christ as a part of Christian doctrine toward non-Christians? NOT AT ALL!

 

The entire New Testament is about sharing the Love of God to humanity to choose freely to be in Christ or reject Christ. There is NO WHERE in the New Testament that calls for the death or execution of non-believers in Christ. The treatment of rejection I think is best by said by the Son of God Jesus Christ:

 

15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but[a] have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

 

18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” (John 3: 15-21 NKJV)

 

51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. 53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?”[a]

 

55 But He turned and rebuked them,[b] and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.[c] And they went to another village. (Luke 9: 51-56 NKJV)

 

Jesus did not favor destroying the lives of humanity that rejected Him. Contrast Jesus with the words of Mohammed for those who rejected him:

 

191 And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. And fight not with them at the Inviolable Place of Worship until they first attack you there, but if they attack you (there) then slay them. Such is the reward of disbelievers.

 

192 But if they desist, then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

 

193 And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah. But if they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrong-doers.  (Quran 2:191-193 – Pickthal)

 

56 As for those who disbelieve I shall chastise them with a heavy chastisement in the world and the Hereafter; and they will have no helpers. (Quran 3:56 – Pickthal)

 

89 They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them, (Quran 4:89 – Pickthal)

 

12 When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them. (Quran 8:12 – Shakir)

 

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. (Quran 9:29 – Yusafali)

 

Well you get the idea. Mo is fairly intolerable to people who deny Allah and his antichrist prophet Mohammed. (Hat Tip: The Religion of Peace)

 

The next most cited accusation against Christianity is the Reconquista of Spain and the Spanish Inquisition. The Reconquista lasted 700 years with Isabella and Ferdinand delivering the final blows around 1492. Yes the violence and atrocity toward Jews and Muslims was horrendous. BUT again no, it is not what Jesus commanded to do. The reassertion of the Catholic Church over the land conquered by invading Muslims was just as brutal as that of the Muslims. The greater tragedy is that the Catholic Christians exacted some ethnic cleansing to rid Spain of the Jewish and Muslim presence.

 

The biggest losers in discrimination against non-Christians were definitely the Jews. After Muslims faced expulsion from recaptured land by Christian leaders, the Muslims ultimately had a land to fall back on for an Islamic way of life. Unfortunately for the Jews, the losing of a few religious related rebellions against the Romans between roughly 66 AD and 135 AD. Romans grew weary of suppressing the Jewish national identity in their own homeland; hence the Romans expelled the Jews. Thus the Jews were without their God Promised homeland until they were restored in 1948 AD.

 

Nations that called themselves definitely were not innocent of violence and atrocities. BUT I need to reiterate, atrocities committed in the name of Christ was absolutely contrary to Christian Scriptures.

 

On the other hand if you look at the atrocities committed in the name of Allah and his prophet Mohammed were executed directly as a result of the writings considered holy in the Quran, Hadith and Sira (and Sunnah a part of the Sira).

 

As far as religious atrocities go, Islam far outstrips all atrocities committed by any other religions that have had periods of intolerance. AND as far as the world’s major religions goes, Islam is the only religion that demands to make all other non-Muslim cultures and non-Muslim religions extinct:

 

These figures are a rough estimate of the death of non-Muslims by the political act of jihad.

 

 

This gives a rough estimate of 270 million killed by jihad. (Bold-Underlined emphasis is mine – Tears of Jihad; By Bill Warner; Political Islam; 3/3/08)

 

This is one of those posts in which my meandering thoughts could me a badly written unpublished book. I think you get the point. Islam as a whole is an antichrist religion bent on intolerant domination forcing society to mold its every action under the theo-political doctrine of Islam and Sharia Law. Islam is evil. Non-Muslims and Islamic adherents who do not see this are blinded be the Deceiver Christians call Satan.

 

I have to be honest. This post actually was to be an introduction to a short Bill Warner video posted on Political Islam entitled “Good Muslim, Bad Muslim” posted three days ago. The video is only four minutes and fifteen seconds long. The mini-lecture is there questions about a Moderate Muslim and a Radical Muslim or perhaps your nice Muslim friend as compared to the Muslim that wants to chop your head off for being a kafir.

 

Bill is sure to irritate Leftists, Muslim Apologists and Muslims who consider themselves law abiding citizens of the USA. Bill simply tells it like it is according to Islam’s own considered holy writings.

 

Astonishingly Bill Warner pulls out one nice Muslim’s name that is a loyal American, a Medical Doctor, who served time in the U.S. Navy and actively is one of the few Muslims of note that denounce Radical Islam as evil – M. Zuhdi Jasser MD. It is people like Dr. Jasser that I have wavered back and forth over years that Islam has a shot of abandoning the Mohammed of Medina and emphasize the Mohammed of Mecca before he went nuts with power. Then Bill Warner brings me back to the belief that Islam is unredeemable as a religion of peace and tolerance.

 

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A good Muslim is one who practices Islam. Since there is no unmitigated good in Islam for the Kafir, it follows that someone who practices Islam has no unmitigated good for the Kafir. There are good people who call themselves Muslims, but their goodness comes from something other than Islam.

 

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Islam Insults Christianity


John R. Houk

© September 14, 2012

 

In Libya U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was murdered by an angry Islamic mob or perhaps an organized terrorist attack using the angry mob as cover. U.S. embassies in various other Muslim nations such as Egypt and Yemen to name a few have also been attacked by angry Muslim mobs.

 

Why?

 

Muhammed-Mohammed-Muhammad actor 2

 

The media is reporting that Sam Bacile produced a fill entitled “The Innocence of Muslims”. It is now believed that Bacile (or Bassiel or Bassil) is a pseudonym for a person who might be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (A separate report on Bacile-Nakoula from CNN). The movie was billed as an action/adventure telling the real story of Mohammed. The thing is this movie got a lot of play on the Internet in the Muslim world including an Arabic translation (the movie was filmed in English). Muslims find that the truth about Mohammed that is even written in their holy writings (Quran, Hadith, Sira, Sunna etc.) is insulting. I am guessing the insult is in the irreverent way non-Muslims disseminate the truth as written in Islamic holy writings. I have difficulty in imagining Mohammed’s story told in its entirety can be told reverently when it comes to the beheadings of Arab Jewish tribes and the taking of Jewish women as sex-slaves, concubines and/or wives. Mo instituted piracy and thieving-slave raids as a good thing because Mo heard from Allah that what benefitted Muslims and Mohammed is good when executed upon non-Muslims.

 

Mohammed’s example during life became the framework on how to treat non-Muslims when Islamic conquest branched out of the Arab Peninsula terrorizing Christians into converting to Islam to the north and west of the Arab Peninsula. Mohammed’s example was even more brutal in the conquest toward the east of the Arab Peninsula because those poor souls were regarded as polytheists rather than the People of the Book (i.e. Jews and Christians). The initial invasions of the Indian Sub-Continent was a job of convert or be exterminated of the remnant that was not enslaved for male manual labor or female sex-slavery.

 

This is a short exposé of Mohammed and the civilization he inspired that can be known as the Islamic World or Islamic Culture. Trust me – from a non-Muslim perspective there is much more you should know to understand that Islam is completely antithetical to Christianity and the Secularized Culture in the West that has evolved from Christianity. Islam has never evolved past a Middle Ages mindset.

 

In the Middle Ages professing Christians were fairly ignorant of what was written in the Holy Bible. Christians from peasantry to royalty for the most part only understood their faith from the Catholic Clergy in the West. The reason for this is that most Europeans were illiterate. Thus the Catholic Church placed a high importance on Church tradition rather than the specifics of Scripture. Tradition and Scripture do not necessarily concur with each other. Some Clergy began to view that Tradition began to stray too far from the Scriptures and began to advocate for the Church to draw closer to the Word of God rather than to stray to a Tradition that looks nothing like Scripture.

 

The Crusades were initiated out of the weariness of the Christian West being subject to slave and booty raids from Muslims ever encroaching on Christian Europe. Thus when it was reported that Muslims began to rob, prevent and/or kill Christian pilgrims journeying to the Holy Land, it became a good excuse for the Church hierarchy to rabble rouse European nobility and royalty to invade the Holy Land and wrest control away from the Muslims. From a Christian perspective the Crusades to the Holy Land was a Just War against the haters of Jesus Christ. HOWEVER, from a Scriptural perspective the Crusader armies committed ungodly and non-Christ-like actions similar to the same things the Muslims did in their conquest of Christian lands. As a supply line the Crusaders would ravage their way across Europe heading toward Constantinople (renamed Istanbul by Muslim conquerors).

 

During the era of the Crusades the city of Constantinople was the capital of what was left of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire that evolved into a Greek-centric culture). The Byzantines were a shell of their former glory. When the last Byzantine Emperors began to ask the West for help against the Saracen (Muslims), they did not think the Crusaders would eventually sack Constantinople on the way to the Holy Land.

 

The First Crusade began in 1096 and was responsible for setting up the near 200 years of the Latin Kingdom. The Fourth Crusade (1202 – 1261) sacked Constantinople in 1204. The Ninth and Last Crusade (1271-1272) began the demise of the Latin Kingdom in the Holy Land (1099-1187 [Fall of Acre 1291] Online book “LATIN KINGDOM OF JERUSALEM).

 

The Crusades essentially were the result of years of insult against Christianity. The murder of 3,000 Christian pilgrims (1065) making their way to the Holy Land was the last straw for a militant feudal society fairly ignorant of the actual principles laid out in the Holy Bible.

 

I am dwelling on the revisionism of academic Leftists and Muslim Apologists pertaining to the Crusades because it is the mindset that seeks justification for violence when Islam is insulted. The reality is Islam’s central tenets that Mohammed is the Last Prophet from God which Mo calls Allah with the implication that Allah is the same god of Abraham is offensive to Jews and Christians. The memorized sayings of Mohammed that were eventually recorded as the Quran calls the Holy writings of the Old and New Testament corrupted. Since Mo is plugged into Allah (I’m not sure if Mo is directly plugged into Allah or if Mo heard from Allah only through the Angel Gabriel or both), he can say the Word of God in the Old Testament (Torah and Tanakh for Jews) and the New Testament is corrupt.

 

As a Christian it would be wrong of me to speak about the Jewish belief of the Quran. I can say as a Christian the Quran is full of bologna written to cast a net upon then polytheistic Arabs to bring them under a charismatic leader and bound with the power of cultic beliefs to strengthen Mo’s and the later Companions’ hold over the Arab people. When the charismatic cultic leader died, the Companions would use the memorized sayings of Mohammed to ensure cultic control of the Arabs – the first believers of Mohammed.

 

It is obvious to any Christian that rewrote or I guess retold the OT and NT in a way that would make his fellow Arabs feel special and hope Jews and Christian would buy the revamped used car and join the party of blood lust, sex-slavery and conquest.

 

But you see the New Testament tells Christians that if anything is added or taken away from Scripture it will be an act to deceive Christians out of their Salvation provided in the death, burial and Resurrection of the One and Only Son of God that is also fully human in order to Redeem humanity from Satan’s grasp of this age.

 

1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does[a] not slumber. (II Peter 2: 1-3 NKJV)

 

18 For[a] I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add[b] to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away[c] his part from the Book[d] of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

 

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! (Rev. 22: 18-20 NKJV)

 

Islamic existence then is an offense to Christianity. Islam denies that Jesus is the Son of God. Islam denies that Jesus has the nature of being fully God and being fully human. Jesus’ Divinity made His humanity sin free unlike the rest of humanity that inherited Adam’s curse. This is the centrality of Christianity: The sin-free Jesus Christ was crucified to death as a sacrifice once and for all to Redeem humanity from Adam’s Fall from the Presence of God. Jesus is Resurrected as fully God reclaiming His Divine attributes that He gave up to live in a mortal human vessel. Jesus’ bodily Resurrection led Him to Ascend to Heaven to sit at the Right-hand of the Father ever interceding for the Believing Saints. Jesus promises to Return which will lead to the final defeat of all unbelievers that would rather believe in Satan’s deception. After Believers are certified in the Book of Life the New Earth is created. The New Heavenly Jerusalem is united with the New Earth then the New Heaven and the New Earth are united with all Redeemed humanity experientially knowing the very Will of God – no guessing, no tears, no toil and no fear of mortality nor the Second Death.  Islam denies this Christian centrality in totality.

 

Islam teaches that the Son of Promise is Ishmael rather than Isaac; hence Jacob renamed Israel and his progeny are not God’s Chosen People and Salvation then is not of the Jews. Islam teaches that Jesus is not the Son of God but only a human prophet in a prophetic line leading to Mohammed. Islam teaches that Jesus did not die on the Cross nor did He ever Resurrect in bodily form. Islam teaches eternal sexual pleasures for males that die in Jihad fighting non-Muslims (aka Infidels or kafir).

 

In essence Islam is a cultic offense to Christ and Christians!

 

Christians that understand the Word of God as found in the New Testament are taught not to take an offense when insulted for being a Christian. This is probably a key reason Americans as the most Christian-Conscious nation among nations with a Christian heritage don’t riot in the streets when Christ is offended by the ungodliness that Islam presents to the Christian faith in denying the Godhood and the Redemption of humanity in Christ Jesus the Lord.

 

If Christians were to ever comprehend just how much the religious existence of Islam is an insult to Christianity, those Christians that are more carnal natured than spiritual natured might indeed begin expressing anger toward Muslims living in America. Unlike the Muslim riots in Islamic nations in which the Quran teaches to kill those that insult Mohammed and Allah, Christians are taught in the Bible that vengeance for persecution and injustice against Christianity is the Lord’s to execute. We all know that there are those that tap into the Christian faith that might believe causing harm in the name of Jesus toward insulting non-Christians might indeed strike back on a more individual basis: e.g. Muslim store owners, Mosques, taxi drivers and so on in American society. In such cases I am squarely behind the rule of law and the First Amendment that such offenders that act out violence against Muslims (or any offending group of people: religiously, politically or [gasp] gender challenged) should be duly arrested and prosecuted for their crimes. However, not prosecuted according to Sharia Law which would lead to punishment of cruelty and inhumanity, but rather according the law of the land as backed by the U.S. Constitution.

 

I have to tell you though. I am becoming extremely wearisome of Muslims targeting Americans because they feel offended by our Free Speech Liberty. I find it more disgusting that Muslim governments are not doing more to protect American sovereign land which is what an Embassy and a Consulate IS.

 

I watched the trailer to “The Innocence of Muslims’. The acting is horrible. The dialogue is worthy of a homemade video made at someone’s house is idiotic. From an American perspective this movie would be more a parody of Mohammed’s negative side of life. From a Muslim perspective this movie would indeed be highly offensive. BUT COME ON! Attacking American Embassies in the Middle East who until the riots began had no connection or idea that such a movie was made is insanely STUPID!

 

VIDEO: Muhammad Movie Trailer

(Since the last time I viewed this video YouTube has placed a warning before viewing message. I don’t know how long YouTube will allow a video that insults Islam to stay up. Such is the hypocrisy of politically correct Free Speech.)

 

WORSE! Many of these rioting Muslims overseas are desecrating the American flag and raising the Black Flag of al Qaeda with praise for Osama bin Laden roughly on the anniversary of the Islamic terrorist attack on American soil on September 1, 2001.

 

As I was writing this I just saw Secretary State Hillary Clinton correctly condemn the “anti-Islam” movie; However Clinton finished her condemnation by saying something to the effect that “how dare someone make such a movie that insults ‘a great religion’ like Islam.”

 

I have to apologize to the Muslims that have chosen to live the peaceful tenets of Islam. I have probably already the realm of the insult for you. There is a side of Islam that I often describe as the dark side that is insidious, especially to Jews, Christians and Hindus. Quranic suras specifically led Imperialist Islam of the past to conquer, convert, dehumanize non-converters or kill non-believers of Islam for daring not to submit to Islamic Supremacism.

 

Sure Christianity had their share of atrocities in history, especially against Jews; however those atrocities were contrary to the Word of God. The atrocities of past Muslim Imperialism were in accordance to the Quran, Hadith and Sira of Islam.

 

This is where a Muslim Apologist invariables writes to me to say BS and other epithets I typically do not write. The favorite response is that there is no compulsion of religion in Islam. The Quranic sura is extremely deceptive. Lack of compulsion means there are choices offered to a non-Muslim which I have already touched on. The choice is Convert, become a subhuman dhimmi or die. You see, Islam does not compel your religious choice. When you freely choose between the three offers from Islam you are choosing rather than Islam compelling you.

 

The Muslim riots across the Muslim world are an example of Muslim intolerance to the civil rights of non-Muslims that the Left-Stain-Media cannot fail to show you. However, there are loads of Christians in the Muslim world that experience religious intolerance. Many Christians are menaced by Islamic Blasphemy laws in which Mohammed, Quran, Allah or Islam in general assign the accusation of insult. If a Christian shares about Redemption in Christ to a non-Muslim you have blasphemed Islam. If a Christian drinks out of a Muslim well you have blasphemed Islam. If a Muslim converts to Christianity you have blasphemed Islam. If you say in defense of your Christianity that Jesus is better than Mohammed is, you have blasphemed Islam. If you accuse Muslims of kidnapping your Christian daughter for marriage you have blasphemed Islam for interfering with Islamic conversion. If your Christian daughters are raped by a Muslim, your daughter is stoned to death for fornication or adultery. In honesty Muslim men pull the same junk on Muslim women as well. The message: if women are in a position where a rape can happen it is the woman’s fault and she must be punished. Welcome to Sharia Law.

 

I gotta tell ya.

 

Risking being told that I am an Islamophobic bigot against Muslims, I have come to the point that I am fed up with protecting the feelings of Muslims when the truth of the dark side of Islam is exposed. Muslims have no problem talking about the unscriptural dark side of Christianity’s history AND trust there is plenty of dark side in Christianity’s history. But I must reiterate that Christianity’s dark side was perpetrated by Christians doing atrocities that the Bible specifically condemns. Unlike in Islam in which theological duality can make contrary suras both true depending on the situation favorable to Islam or the concept of abrogation, Christianity has no such duality. There is right and wrong and forgiveness or unrepentance in Christianity.

 

So here’s the thing. Christians would not AND should not riot in the streets or single out Muslims with vigilante justice – it is not Scriptural. On the other hand it is time for Christians to speak up in Churches, at political precinct meetings or do something like join an ACT for America Chapter in your local area.

 

It is only when Christians are willing to promote their faith even if such promotion is insulting to Mohammed and Islam, will one not have to be embarrassed when a Leftist or Islamic Apologist tries to shut you down with the ad hominem insult of Islamophobe or bigot. Street Preachers go to the streets and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. Go in extremely large groups to places like Dearborn, MI where Muslims began pelting Christians holding signs with cans, bottles and eventually stones. Even if you feel like a minority you must remember that Islam ONLY represents less than 2% of the U.S. population. America is a nation with a Christian heritage and NOT a Muslim heritage.

 

But REMEMBER! You are in America. Just because you have the First Amendment Right to speak and practice your faith peacefully, so also do the misled Muslims that are ignorant of Christ’s Salvation because of Quranic lies. It is not illegal to be a Muslim in America. Muslims have the right to be deceived by Islam as much as you have the right to enlighten a Muslim about the Salvation in Christ to a new and living life now in this age and the next life.

 

I am saying DO NOT BE ALLOWED TO BE SHOUTED DOWN from your Christian faith.

 

JRH 9/14/12

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Christian Poker - Crusade v. Jihad

John R. Houk

© January 7, 2012

 

I am a Christian. I consider myself as a part of the Christian Right. In an attempt to pin down the faith/nature of my Christianity my description might run something like a Charismatic, Pentecostal and Word of Faith kind-of-guy. Now I realize a significant amount of other Christians have a problem with that kind of theology. I also am aware that that those that are plugged into the realm of faith that I follow have a problem with the theology of more traditional Protestants, Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians.

 

I for one have decided not to judge the Christian theology of those that differ with me. If a person follows some basic Biblical principles that a majority of Christian theologies agree, I for one will play finger pointer of who is correct and who is wrong.

 

·       Jesus is the Christ

 

·       Jesus is the Son of God

 

·       Jesus is both fully human and fully God (This goes to the reason humanity has a Savior/Redeemer)

 

·       The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three persons that are a total union in ONE God

 

Beyond these basic principles all other matters of doctrine lead to personal conflict and are not worth the bicker but are worthy of understanding each other and perhaps adopt portions of theology that does not outrage one’s inner man/conscience.

 

I am just saying this is where I stand.

 

Now I begin in this way because we Christians have to recognize we are entering a time period in which the world’s ruling elites could care less about Christianity. Even in European nations that still have Established State Churches are not exactly Christian-friendly. I mean the Arch Bishop of Canterbury that is supposed to be the Clerical leader of the Church of England/Episcopalian Church globally has gone on record as accepting the Sharia Law of Islam as a working proposition in the United Kingdom. In case you are unaware Islam denies that Jesus is the Son of God and denies that the Lord died on the Cross as a sacrifice to Redeem humanity from the dark corrupted world that came into existence after the Fall of Adam.

 

Irony is that Islam accepts the existence of Jesus, but only as a great human prophet that is only superseded by Mohammed.  Thus a Muslim will tell you that they believe in Jesus (the son of Mary) just like a Christian. That is deception!

 

There is a two-pronged – perhaps a three-pronged – attack going on now against Christianity.

 

1.     Christianity is being attacked by Secular Humanists and Moral Relativists

 

2.     Christianity is being attacked by Islam

 

3.     Sadly, Christianity is being attacked from within by persons that reject the Divine origin of the Word of God by whatever good logic that disproves the existence of the Bible’s God and Jesus Christ. These Christian cherry pick the Bible and collect principles validating good secular press and rejecting the Bible’s Commandments as displayed for humanity by the Creator of all things.

 

These thoughts today will gravitate towards Islam’s war on Christianity.

 

Islam’s history is that of conquest of other civilizations to use the sword to convert non-Muslims (kafir) into Islam. After Mo’s death the Muslims embarked as a conquering horde through the Christian Middle East, Christian North Africa, Persia (Iran) and the Indian Sub-Continent.

 

As far as Christianity goes, conquering Muslims easily defeated Byzantine armies because the local Christians did not necessarily enjoy the suzerainty of the Byzantine Empire because not all the Middle East or North Africa agreed with the theology of the Greek Orthodox Church. There was a bit of hope that the Muslims were Arab conquerors looking for territory to exploit as do all conquerors. The Middle Eastern Christians and North African Christians quickly discovered that the Muslim concept of exploitation was severe and cultural changing.

 

I like what Bill Warner writes in this situation in his post “Saint Doonesbury.”

 

Through the centuries, the dhimmis became Muslims. This accounts for the law of Islamic saturation. When Islam can institute Sharia, the civilization will become completely Islamic. It is only a matter of time.

 

The “dhimmis” were the Christians. Warner uses a term I may have read before but got my attention for the first time; i.e. “the law of Islamic saturation.” The forcible institution of Islamic Sharia Law saturated the Christian population with severity. Over time the law of Islamic Saturation did its job by wearing down Christians who grew weary of living a subhuman life of a dhimmis and thus converted to Christianity to escape political oppression that berated them via Islamic Supremacism.

 

It is time for Christians to establish a modern Crusade to confront the three-pronged attack on Christianity. The old period of the Crusades was that of battle-hardened Noblemen from Europe that saw an opportunity to acquire fiefdoms denied by matters of inheritance. Soldiers don’t say please when they seek to acquire. There is an old expression: “War is hell”. That means soldiers that desire to win will make the attempt utilizing the actions of all costs. These kinds of actions in pre-Crusader battles in Europe perhaps led to doing something that was obviously a sin according to Christian doctrine. Pope’s in Europe further sweetened the enticement for Noblemen to join in Crusades against Saracens (an invective term for Muslims) by offering blanket forgiveness for past sins and I think (I might have to do more research) future sins that might accrue in battling in the Holy Land.

 

The Catholic Popes basically gave Crusaders the same religious tools as Mohammed had established as rules of engagement that Muslim soldiers enjoyed. So it was kind of a tit-for-tat you kill my dog I’ll kill your cat. The Crusaders had a religious dispensation to be just as ruthless as Muslim soldiers without worry of going to hell.  

 

The Crusades began in 1095 roughly 460 years after ruthless Muslims began their invasion of Christian lands and the institution of Sharia that led to the transformation from a Christian culture to an Islamic culture. For all the horrors you read or hear about the early Crusader conquest of the Holy Land, those horrors dwarf to the horrors perpetrated by Muslims against a majority Christian population worn down to accept Islam as their life and culture.

 

Shortly after WWI Radical Islam, really the purist Islam as set forth in the Quran, Hadith and Sira; began to emerge and caught the eye of a few Muslims that desired a return to global Caliphate glory. The thing is the few Muslims that joined up with Radical Islam in the early 1920’s has grown immensely and still are gaining. I have read that radical Muslims represent only 10% of Muslims. The estimated global Muslim population in 2010 was about 1.6 billion. That would mean the existence of about 160,000,000 Radical Muslims.

 

(Segue: Can anyone dare tell me there are 160,000,000 violent Right Wingers or Extremist violent Christians? I doubt it!)

 

Friends that One Hundred Sixty Million Radical Muslims is growing, even worse, there is near zero condemnation of the Radical Muslims by the majority Muslims. Why?

 

The reason is fundamentally easy. It is because the Muslims revere the Quran, Hadith and Sira with the Quran as infallible. When Radical Muslims attack Westerners, Jews or Muslims declared heretical (Sunni-Shia split); those radicals are merely following the Quran and the example of Mohammed. If a Muslim openly and compellingly condemns a Radical Muslim, they are risking talking against the holy writings of Islam and insulting Allah and Mohammed.

 

Friends it is Crusade time; however this is the 21st century. There is no nation in the West that values secularism that will embark on a military expedition to protection the Western culture from the intentions Radical Muslim nut jobs that are rarely condemned by the majority of Muslims. So what would be an effective Crusade in the 21st century?

 

It is time for Christian Churches to stand-up and take an enthusiastic stand to specifically condemn Radical Islam especially in the United States where one still has Free Speech to speak against Radical Islam without fear of fines or jail.

 

But John, that is not politically incorrect! The Churches willing to take an intellectual and spiritual stand against Islam will undoubtedly receive doses of hate-the-Christian Islamophobes. The Left and Muslim apologists will harangue Christians for preaching Christianity is not Islam or anything like Islam and point the finger of racist (even though Islam is a religion and not a race) and haters against Christians.

 

It is not the first time Christians were the minority voice. The thing is in America our U.S. Constitution allows us to speak out and demand that law enforcement protect us. Those days may change, BUT IT HAS NOT CHANGED YET!

 

JRH 1/7/11

Who is More Heinous for Killing in the Name of Religion?


Crusader vs Muslim battle

 

Christians or Muslims

John R. Houk

© September 23, 2011

 

You know when Islam is exposed as violent rather than a religion of peace, Muslim apologists love to tell you that Christians have a huge history of killing in the name of Jesus. The Muslim apologists love to specify two Christian historically violent periods as the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition. The Muslim apologists love to point the torture, blood and guts that were spilled by Christians.

 

My primary response to the evils perpetrated by those calling themselves Christians and executing torture and killing in the name of Jesus Christ did so contrary to the Holy Scriptures (primarily the New Testament). Jesus Himself warned of future wars and rumors of wars; however the sense was that the Christ was speaking of turbulence that Christians would have to deal with in the future. The meaning of wars and rumors of wars was it would be the beginning of planet earth’s birth pangs of travail that will produce the New Earth and New Heaven with the Jesus the Son of God as the King both religiously and politically. The return of Jesus is the one actual time that politics and religion merge symbiotically and operate according the goodness of God.

 

Then I continue my response that Islam’s holy writings have the diametric opposite focus from Christianity’s goal to the straight path to Oneness with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Quran, Hadith and Sira of Islam are filled with ways to kill the kafir (Islam for unbeliever) along the way to a global Caliphate in which the Muslim version of Jesus and Mohammed come back to wrap up the job of kill or convert the kafir.

 

Here is something else you should know about the Muslim apologists’ claim that the historical warring Christians were as reprehensible if not more so than Muslim imperialistic wars that were justified to liberate kafir (Christians, Jews, Hindus et al) from their deceived path to the correct path of submission to Allah and the deity’s prophet Mohammed. That “something” is the death toll.

 

Now here is a shot of truth. Those that died by the hand of nations and religious orders in the name of Christ but contrary to Christ’s commandments is a quite huge number – 17,000,000:

 

It is true that in the world’s history of beliefs and practices, there have been many wars and cruel inhumanities conducted in the name of different religions and ideologies. Those notorious events stand rightly condemned. The total number of deaths estimated to lie at the feet of humanity’s poor practice of Christianity is approximately 17 million. This number would include ancient wars, the Crusades, the Inquisitions, various European wars during the Middle Ages, and witchcraft trials. (Isn’t religion to blame for most of history’s killings? ProveTheBible.net)

 

Here is some clarity: people killed in the name of Jesus but not according to the commands of the New Testament were 17,000,000 fellow Christians (disputes over theology), Crusaders (attacking Eastern Orthodox Christians, Muslims and Jews) and the Inquisition (primarily aimed at Jews and Muslims).

 

Now that 17,000,000 sure is a huge number of people killed contrary to the Word of God! How dare Christians declare themselves as followers of a peaceful religion when so many human souls were senselessly kill in the name of Jesus, right? AGAIN, the deaths occurred contrary to the Prince of Peace and not according to the Prince of Peace.

 

If you think 17,000,000 is a huge number check out how many people died by the imperialist sword of Islam that happened by specific Quranic, Hadith and Sira instructions on how to spread Islam: Conquer, Humiliate, Convert OR live the humiliating Dhimmi life or DIE for refusing to the suzerainty and submission to Allah: 270,000,000 human souls died by Muslims fulfilling their holy writings.

 

TWO-HUNDRED-SEVENTY-MILLION non-Muslims killed is nearly SIXTEEN TIMES more killed by Christians acting outside of Christian Holy Scriptures! A probable exaggerated figure of Muslims killed during the Crusades by Rhonda Roumani is “… several million Muslims” (Crusades-Encyclopedia: The Hall of Shame; Point 2). The death of millions of Muslims is bad. The death of 270,000,000 non-Muslims by the instrumentality of the Islamic death cult is force worse.

 

Bill Warner writes essentially about how political correctness how historians (authentic, revisionist and Muslim Apologists) muse over the horrors of the West and Christian culture yet ignores the truth of the Muslim horrors of the past. You need to read the Warner article entitled, “The Victim’s View of Islam”.

 

JRH 9/23/11