Intro to Greg Zotta Relating to Islam


John R. Houk

© May 11, 2017

 

I found a disturbing but not surprising article posted at WND by Leo Hohmann. The title: EX-OBAMA ADVISER ROOTS FOR MORE ISIS SLAUGHTERING OF CHRISTIANS. The ex-Obama adviser: Mohamed Elibiary.

 

Elibiary adviser job: He “served five years on President Obama’s Homeland Security Advisory Council and was instrumental in the rollout of Obama’s countering violent extremism pilot program, which took the heat off of Islam as the inspiration for global terrorism.”

 

The theme of the article from Hohmann:

 

“On Sunday, he stepped back up to the plate and delivered a stinging tweet against the Middle East’s largest Christian community – the Coptic Christians of Egypt.

 

In its latest magazine, ISIS threatened more attacks on Egypt’s Christians.

 

So what was the reaction from Elibiary?

 

He says Egypt’s Copts have it coming”. (Bold text by Editor)

 

I shared the article on various Social Media sites. Here is the wording I used including the Facebook Group Islam the cold hard facts and truth:

 

Barack Obama’s former Homeland Security Adviser & Muslim Brotherhood agent praises Islamic terrorism against Christians.

 

Greg Zotta then gives his very insightful comment which is worth blogging for all to read.

 

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Greg Zotta Comment to ‘EX-OBAMA ADVISER ROOTS FOR MORE ISIS SLAUGHTERING OF CHRISTIANS

Comment posted 3/10/17 9:48pm

Facebook Group: Islam the cold hard facts and truth

 

The United States does not want nor need what has been happening to the various countries in Europe with the invasion of Muslims.

 

Muslims will not assimilate into the American culture and Sharia Law is not compatible with the U.S. Constitution. Islam is a political and military system masquerading as a religion.

 

Their prophet Mohammed was a pedophile rapist, slaver and mass murderer.

 

Muslims believe the infidels will have to convert to Islam, be enslaved or be killed.

 

Muslims can lie to the infidel to promote Islam called Taqiyya, so they cannot be trusted.

 

The Muslim Brotherhood calls for a **“Civilization-Jihadist Process,” in which they would destroy the Western civilization from within.

 

They said they would use the Constitution, such as the First Amendment right of Freedom of Religion against the U.S. to further their goal of World Islam.

 

They state, we do not want to democratize Islam, we want to Islamize democracy. That is what we want. “We Will Raise The Flag Of Allah In The White House.”

 

They will try to push Sharia law on this country if the American people do not wake up.

 

Again, Islam is not compatible with the U.S. Constitution and the American culture.

 

[Blog Editor: **Civilization-Jihadist Process —

 

What Is The Plan?

 

The memorandum spells out the plan in a few sentences:

 

“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” (“An Explanatory Memorandum” – The Brotherhood’s Plan; The Counter Jihad)]

 

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CAIR is Deceptive – Islam Hates Judeo-Christianity


John R. Houk

© March 24, 2017

 

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) bills itself as a Muslim civil rights organization. But the Mainstream Media too often fails to tell you is that CAIR subscribes to the Salafist teachings of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). The MB has a goal to reestablish an Islamic Supremacist Caliphate and spread Islam globally under the paradigm established by the founding pseudo-prophet Muhammad and his four succeeding “Rightly Guided” Caliphs that expanded a Muslim empire by the sword which included booty raids, slave trading, repression of non-Muslims and often death for those refusing submission either by conversion or subscribing to an inferior second class citizen that must honor all Islam or else. The MB has developed a fifth column/Trojan horse path for ending Constitutional Rights in America and initiate Islamic domination in the USA.

 

CAIR is one of many MB and Saudi/Wahhabi allies that have nefarious designs for the home of the brave and the land of the free. To note the Islamic agenda check out the transnational motto of the MB:

 

The Muslim Brotherhood’s motto is ‘Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Quran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope’. (Ban the Muslim Brotherhood; From Party for Freedom)

 

Exposing the truth about Islam and its global agenda should be enough for any American to take pause of all the glorification of the religious freedom based on the U.S. Constitution. As a Christian I do have some specific issues against Islam relating to the tenets found in the theo-political religion’s revered writings found in the Quran, Hadith and Sunna.

 

The Islamic religion is extremely hostile to non-Islamic religions. Islam reserves a special hostility toward polytheistic religions while Judaism and Christianity are singled out by name often times referenced as the People of the Book; i.e. the Judeo-Christian Holy Bible.

 

Jews are referenced as pigs and apes. Christians are often related as deceived polytheists because of our faith in the Trinity as Three Persons are one single God. Muslims have a difficult time understanding the Christian Oneness of God and instead label Trinitarianism as polytheism.

 

Even worse from a Christian perspective, Islam denies that Jesus is the Son of God, that the Lord Jesus died on the Cross and most reprehensibly, that Jesus Christ the Son of God never arose bodily from death to life. These are all factors that define Christian Salvation from the curse of this age presented to humanity and Earth after Adam and Eve willingly and at the behest of Satan ate from the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and Good and Evil. That act of eating forbidden fruit separated Adam and Eve and their descendants from God’s Presence. This was a curse that could only be redeemed by a man born without a sin nature as Adam’s nature was created by God without sin before his rebellious disobedience. The price of Redemption was the sacrifice of this sin-free nature man. The unjust death replaced Adam and Eve’s just death. Here “death” refers to separation from the Presence of God not instant physical death. The separation from the Divine changed humanity from immortal to mortal in which the body decays from birth until physical death occurs.

 

Islam calls all this Christian centrality of faith baloney, worthy of death because it is blasphemous in the eyes of Muhammad and his demon-god Allah. The supremacist theo-political ideology of Islam gives Muslims the perceived right to enforce diminishing any religion or ideology that disagrees with Islam.

 

Hence, where Islam dominates, non-Muslim people culturally and too often legally face extreme persecution that can devolve into murder.

 

This makes Islam – at least from a Christian perspective – an antichrist religion. I would not be surprised if other non-Muslim faiths give Islam their version of an “anti” appellation. Here is the universal Scriptural warning for Christians to heed:

 

1 John

Chapter 2

 

22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

 

Chapter 4

 

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. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 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. (1 John 2: 22-23; 4: 1-3 NKJV)

 

If speaking against Islam to point out this antichrist ideology is Islamophobic, then I where that moniker gladly. The difference between exposing the truth about an antichrist religion and a religion reaching out in violence because it is offended is the difference between Christianity and Islam. Christians that reach out toward Muslims with violence are violating Holy Scripture. Muslims reaching out in violence are in tune with their Quran, Hadith and Sunna.

 

And this brings me back to CAIR.

 

CAIR anti-Americanism and Anti-Christian attitudes can be seen in the propaganda campaign against the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for taking issue with providing an Islamic prayer room available only to Muslims. There is – hypocritically – no Leftist uproar for the unconstitutional paradigm of Separation of Church and State that is typically cried about for less Christian-involved in the Public School arena. When the law balks at giving Islam a singular privilege denied to Christianity, CAIR brings out the Islamophobia train to intimidate a favorable from Texas AG Ken Paxton.

 

Texas AG Ken Paxton

 

Liberty High School of the Frisco Independent School District in Texas claims the prayer room is open to all faiths. Hmm … Devout Muslims pray five times a day. I have to wonder how it would it go over if a Christian went into the pray room while Muslims were praying and prayed in the name of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Given Islamic intolerance, it is a more likely a scenario in which the Muslim students beat up Christian students. Or School Principal Scott Warstler would prevent Christian prayer to head off strife making the School District a liar about the all faiths assertion.

 

Florida Family Association is passing a letter/petition to support AG Ken Paxton.

 

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Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas is allowing Muslims to have a dedicated classroom to pray during the school day.  See Liberty High School March 3, 2017 Wingspan newspaper article below titled Classroom becomes prayer room.

WFAA 8 ABC reported on March 19, 2017 Paxton’s office outlines concerns over ‘prayer room’ in letter to Frisco ISD

DALLAS – The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote a letter to Frisco ISD Friday expressing concern over a “prayer room” in one of the district’s schools.

Liberty High School has an empty classroom where students can pray during the school day. Deputy Attorney General Andrew Leonie’s letter to Frisco ISD’s superintendent questioned the legality of the prayer room, saying the room is dedicated to Islamic students and excludes other religions.

“Liberty High School’s policy should be neutral toward religion,” the letter reads. “However, it appears that students are being treated different based on their religious beliefs. Such a practice, of course, is irreconcilable with our nation’s enduring commitment to religious liberty.”

The letter references a March 3 article in the Liberty High School Campus Wingspan — the school’s student-run news outlet — that says the prayer room “addresses the religious needs of some students.”

CAIR Texas issued a news release on March 19, 2017 titled CAIR Condemns Texas Attorney General’s ‘Cheap Islamophobic Publicity Stunt’

(AUSTIN, TEXAS, 3/19/17) The Texas office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas) today condemned what it called a “cheap Islamophobic publicity stunt” by that state’s Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose office has raised objections to the use of a spare classroom by Muslim middle school students to perform their daily prayers.

Paxton’s office sent the Frisco school district superintendent a letter Friday expressing “concerns” that the classroom is being used by Muslim students. In a news release, Paxton’s office falsely stated: “Recent news reports have indicated that the high school’s prayer room is. . .apparently excluding students of other faiths.”  .

Ironically, it appears that CAIR is “falsely” accusing “Paxton’s office of falsely stating: ‘Recent news reports have indicated that the high school’s prayer room is. . .apparently excluding students of other faiths.’”  The high school’s own article about this situation posted below clearly states that this classroom is used to provide a place for Muslims to pray throughout the school day.

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Liberty High School March 3, 2017 Wingspan newspaper published the following article titled:  Classroom becomes prayer room

 

At many public schools, religion isn’t talked about openly.

But here on campus, there’s a room dedicated to the religious needs of some students.

Every day during lunches, room C112 is utilized as a prayer room.

While most religions do not dictate specific times to pray, Islam is different in this regard.

“By praying five times a day, which includes movements such as bowing and prostrating where you actually place your forehead and the tip of your nose on to the floor and also facing a specific direction, not only shows uniformity, in terms of how Muslims pray together and come together for that purpose,” Islamic Association of Collin County Youth Director Ryan Hilliard said. “But even more importantly it shows that they’re willing to put their entire body and their entire mind and their soul into this act and be able to focus on that moment where they’re able to have this conversation with God, when in many other places they would not be able to do so.”

The campus prayer room has been available for students since 2009.

“This is my seventh year at Liberty, my first year it kind of started when a core group of students were leaving campus every Friday for Friday prayer,” Principal Scott Warstler said. “Their parents would come pick them up, so they may miss an hour and a half to two hours to two and a half hours of school every Friday, so I met with those students and a couple of their parents and suggested if they would be okay if the students were able to lead the prayer at school as a group, and we gave them a space to do that so they didn’t have to be in a car traveling thirty minutes each way on a Friday missing an hour, hour and a half, of class.”

It  started with a small group of students in one of the AP conference rooms, but as more and more students got involved, it was moved to a classroom.

“I think the trademark of what makes Liberty High so great is our diversity and in how our students respond to the different cultures and diversity on campus,” Warstler said. “Like I’ve said, this is the seventh year that we’ve been doing this and we’ve never had one issue. You know we have other religious student groups that meet maybe before school or maybe after school. As long as it’s student-led, where the students are organizing and running it, we pretty much as a school stay out of that and allow them their freedom to practice their religion.”

 

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Dutch Statesman Geert Wilders: “Islam as an Ideology does not allow Freedom”


Geert Wilders is making waves in Europe driving Multiculturalists and Muslims alike by telling the truth about the incompatibility of Islam with Western culture and Liberty.

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Dutch Statesman Geert Wilders: “Islam as an Ideology does not allow Freedom”

 

By ONAN COCA

MARCH 2, 2017

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“I am sure that the last days of the European Union – it’s like the old Roman Empire – are coming. It’s just a matter of time.” — Geert Wilders

 

Dutch politician and the odds-on next leader of the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, recently made some stunning comments about Islam that are sure to make life more dangerous for him than it already is.

 

Wilders has long been a firebrand in Dutch politics, defending free speech, renouncing the works of Islam, and calling for the Netherlands to cut ties with the tyrannical European Union (EU). He’s been arrested and forced to endure show trials for his decision to speak out against the scourge of Islam on Dutch culture. He’s survived several attempts on his life, and yet he continues to speak out in defense of the Dutch people and Western Civilization.

 

In fact, you probably remember that in 2015 two Muslim men attacked a free speech conference in Garland, Texas injuring an officer before being killed by local police. Wilders was one of the targets of their attack, which explains why he is forced to travel with security wherever he goes.

 

In January, Wilders may have made himself even more of a target with an interview he gave to Europa Magazine, where he continued to decry radical Islam and he praised the American people for bravely electing President Trump.

 

Specifically, Wilders argued that Islam is NOT a religion but actually an ideology that is incompatible with freedom and Western culture.

 

“I believe that Islam and freedom are incompatible. I’m not talking about people… But I believe that the Islamic ideology is very dangerous

 

Islam as an ideology does not allow freedom. Look at almost all the countries in the world where Islam is dominant – you see a total lack of civil society, of rule of law, of freedom for journalists, women, Christians, or even somebody who wants to leave Islam, an apostate

 

Not only is the Quran more full of anti-Semitism than Mein Kampf – another terrible book – ever was, but one token of proof of totalitarianism is that you are not allowed to leave. That’s the proof of totalitarianism

 

You are allowed to leave Christianity or Judaism and become an atheist or the follower of another religion; you are not allowed to leave fascism, you are not allowed to leave Communism. And still today in Holland, in Germany, in the Arab and Islamic world, the penalty is death if you want to leave Islam

 

That kind of thinking, that kind of violence within an ideology is something that we should not import…”

 

Over and over again Wilders attempts to make the same point that many conservatives in America are making. This is not about individual people, or about ethnicity, or race… this is about culture. Islam is unable to assimilate into Western culture because the Koran and other religious teachings in Islam forbid it. Islam is incompatible with Western culture because it refuses to abide by the rules, traditions, and philosophies advanced by our culture. It’s about saving our culture, not about discriminating against another people group.

 

Here’s the entire interview in English:

 

To hear more from Wilders, enjoy this interview he just gave with Canada’s Rebel Media.

 

VIDEO: EXCLUSIVE: Geert Wilders talks with Ezra Levant

 

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http://www.therebel.media/exclusive_geert_wilders_on_the_patriotic_spring_sweeping_the_west TheRebel.media’s Ezra Levant sat down with Geert Wilders of the Netherlands on Feb. 23, 2017.
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And here below you can see the important speech he delivered in Garland, Texas:

 

VIDEO: Jihad in Texas Geert Wilders

 

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EXPOSED – New documentary reveals top Democrats collaboration with Muslim Brotherhood


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WND sent a promotional email focusing on the documentary “The Enemies Within”. The promotional bundles the documentary and two books: See Something, Say Nothing (Hardcover), and Stealth Invasion (Hardcover) by Philip Haney.

 

I am not a WND salesman however every so a WND promotion arrives in which the description in itself is informative. This one of those cases. The bundle relates to the government conspiracy under Obama’s Manchurian Candidate Administration how Marxism and Jihadi Muslims team up to take down the American nation and culture down from within.

 

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Founding member of Department Homeland Security warns ties ‘deeper, broader, wider’ than Huma Abedin’s

 

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A blockbuster new documentary asserts there is a master plan to create a permanent liberal majority in American by flooding it with millions of voters hostile to conservatism.

But “The Enemies Within” also claims forces dedicated to the destruction of this country have even penetrated the national security bureaucracy, endangering Americans and the entire system of constitutional government.

Key to this case is the testimony of Philip Haney, a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security and a counter-terrorism analyst who was widely praised and commended by his superiors throughout his distinguished career.

By accumulating vast amounts of data and examining the relationships between various extremist groups and their sources of funding, Haney had identified dozens of terrorists throughout the years, arguably preventing numerous attacks.

However, in 2009, it was Haney himself who was targeted by his own government. He tells his story in the book “See Something, Say Nothing,” but his story is also the most powerful part of “The Enemies Within.”

He recounts in “The Enemies Within:” “I finished a case up, I put it in the system. There were 67 records related to the case, individuals and organizations. But then about two weeks after I put the case into the system, I went on vacation and received a call from my colleague. He said they had removed the records from the system. They didn’t just modify them, they completely obliterated them, took all of them out.”

Haney argues this dramatic action had devastating consequences for the American people. The specific records the government deleted turned out to be directly relevant to terrorist attacks that took place later.

“Those are the records related to the network of mosques and organizations operating in the United States that is linked to the San Bernardino shooting and to the Orlando shooting,” he recalled.

Indeed, Haney states in the video the federal government not only removed the records but actually investigated him for simply doing his job. “They said essentially that I did not have the authority to put those records into the system, even though I had been commended by the National Targeting Center for finding 300 terrorists,” Haney says in the film. “So, essentially, the last three years of my career, I was under investigation by three different government agencies, all at the same time. They essentially determined that I was more of a threat than these terrorist groups.”

Shockingly, the distinguished counter-terrorism expert says no one in the federal government ever claimed his records were inaccurate or untrue. The facts, he claims, were beyond dispute. Instead, for no good reason he can identify, his work was eliminated and he was disgraced.

In one of the most dramatic moments of the film, Haney describes his reaction as feeling “infuriated and stripped naked.” He describes the painful experience as a “public humiliation.”

“To sequester me in a small room for the last 11 months of my career with no assigned duties and then have the audacity to say those were not adverse actions because ‘we’re just conducting an investigation,” Haney remembers. “It’s cruel to do that to a person. It wasn’t a moral infraction, it wasn’t refusal to obey orders, it wasn’t some crime that I committed. It was simply doing the job that I took a vow to do and had been recognized and awarded for.”

For that reason, Haney emphatically states in the documentary the United States has enemies within its own government.

Distinguished author and researcher Trevor Loudon describes the terrifying full extent of this hostile network operating within America’s own borders in “The Enemies Within,” detailing an alliance between radical Marxists and Islamic extremists that has penetrated the very highest levels of the federal government. As Haney explains in the film, the problem has gotten so bad, many of America’s politicians and policy makers would not be able to pass the kind of basic security checks required of even entry level employees.

 

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“If you have overt ties to associations with known associations with terrorism, you cannot pass a background check,” Haney says in the film.

He describes Hillary Clinton as a “domestic threat” and details the deep connections between the former Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state with some of the most dangerous Islamic movements in the world. They even go beyond her close relationship with longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin.

The most dangerous enemy is the one who operates from within your own gates. Discover the traitors within our own country and help spread the word about how America is already under attack. Don’t miss “The Enemies Within” available now in the WND Superstore. “Hillary Clinton’s ties are a lot deeper, broader and wider than Huma Abedin,” Haney says. “The best example of her ties is her affiliation with the Istanbul Process and, in particular, with U.N. Resolution 1618. That resolution, it essentially criminalizes defamation of Islam, has been backed for 10 years by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a 57-nation organization. It is essentially run in its leadership positions by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. By endorsing U.N. Resolution 16/18, by default Hillary Clinton is aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood on a macro, global level.” And the Muslim Brotherhood, in Haney’s opinion as a national security professional, is directly responsible for sponsoring terrorism. He argues in “The Enemies Within” the organization should be labeled a terrorist group and shut down.

“Since we already know that Muslim Brotherhood is the parent of Hamas and that these organizations are overtly supporting Hamas and other like-minded organizations around the world then we should shut those organizations,” he declares in the film. “And that would send a shockwave throughout the pro-Shariah, pro-jihadist Islamic world without firing a single shot or dropping a bomb anywhere in the world.”

Until that happens, Haney argues, national security professionals have been “completely blindfolded and handcuffed.” “We can’t use the most basic fundamental language that they themselves use to help us understand what Islam believes and what its intentions are,” he explains in the movie.

“The Enemies Within” doesn’t just analyze radical Islam. Instead, it details the terrifying extent to which far left radicals who have overtly declared their anti-American intentions are taking control of the very institutions meant to protect Americans.

At a time when the mainstream media is suddenly concerned about supposed Russian interference, “The Enemies Within” shows the rot set in much sooner than the last election cycle and involves hostile foreign actors more malevolent than Vladimir Putin.

“Those of us who took our oath [seriously] are being betrayed,” Haney says of his fellow national security professionals in the film. “Things like that which happened to me will happen more and more often because people will be forced to stand up for the law at the risk of their career and maybe even their life.”
At a time of crisis, remaining uninformed isn’t just dangerous, it’s deadly. “The Enemies Within” is the first step to recognizing where the threat is coming from.
The most dangerous enemy is the one who operates from within your own gates. Discover the traitors within our own country and help spread the word about how America is already under attack. Don’t miss The Enemies Within available now in the WND Superstore.

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Blog Editor: I found a Youtube video that bills itself as the documentary “The Enemies Within”. The video is narrated by Trevor Loudon as the first WND link in the promotion. However, the length  of the video is 5:41:39. That seems a bit lengthy to me thus I am unsure if it is the same documentary promoted by the WND Superstore.

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Islam means SUBMISSION


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I found this defense of Christianity on a G+ Community. The particulars of who posted what are given below less the actual video because I am more interested in the Christian defense versus the antichrist religion known as Islam.

 

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Video’s title “Have you read a Quran? No! Then shut up!!

Wrecking Hillary Clinton link: https://plus.google.com/117917343027945717774/posts/3wkViHvPgU2

 

Video posted by CHRISTIAN DERON

Video Posted on Feb 11, 2017

Video Description:

 

STOP talking like you have read a Quran or hadith then attacking people who have. If you don’t know anything about islam why try to defend it…I will tell you what you are defending out of your ignorance and feelings. You emotionally reasoning people are so annoying

 

Antonio DeAguiar

February 14, 2017 [about 8:30 PM CT]

Islam means SUBMISSION

There are many religious beliefs which includes atheism, evolutionism, humanism, etc. that exclude God and those that include a god of man’s making i.e. man himself, or another man, or a mythical being. Islam is a political movement wanting world domination by force/coercion/violence and a belief system of their own making and not obeying the Creator God.
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VIDEO: Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner [44:49 – French subtitles]

 

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The history of Islam in Europe and how it effects us to this day. This is a history based on numbers and facts that you may not see anywhere else and explains why we may be afraid to see Islam for what it is based on its own doctrine and practice.

 

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Acts17Apologetics Videos

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Islamist_terrorist_attacks

List of Islamist terrorist attacks

 

This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

 

Terror attacks by Islamist extremists to further a perceived Islamic religious or political cause have occurred globally. The attackers have used such tactics as arson, vehicle rampage attacks, bomb threatssuicide attacks, bombings, spree shooting, stabbings, hijackings, kidnappings and beheadings. The following is a list of Islamist terrorist attacks that have received significant press coverage since 1979.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ySbW-btfK8

VIDEO: Allah & Muhammad had nothing to do with the Quran or Islam – Islam is founded on Lies & Deception [2:01:30]

 

Posted by The Endless Love of Jesus Ministries

Published on Aug 22, 2016

 

Jay Smith points out many interesting points that Muslims never told us.
Allah & Muhammad had nothing to do with the Quran or Islam.
The Quran and Islam was created by Abdul Malik in the 8th century who was a caliph from 685-705 – the great Arab reformer.
Abdul Malik takes and creates an Identity for Arabs.
Abdul Malik names who the prophet will be.
Abdul Malik creates the first Quran in the 8th century.
Abdul Malik Introduces the name Muslim.
Abdul Malik Introduces the name Islam.
It all begins with Abdul Malik in the 8th century.
200 to 300 years after Muhammad’s death, the Quran was made.
We have the biography of Muhammad at the 9th century.
There is no complete manuscript at all from the 7th century, they only appear in the 8th century.
70% of the Quran is borrowed writings from Jewish writings and Christian sectarians and is all agreed with western scholars.
There are no peaceful verses in the Quran.
Muhammad was never about peace. He killed, raped and robbed everywhere he READ THE REST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMwcX_vU1lM
VIDEO: Dr. Bill Warner – The True History of Muslim Conquests – Hour 1

 

Posted by  Red Ice TV

Published on Aug 30, 2016

 

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Bill differentiates between the historical Muhammad and the Muhammad of the Quran. Unbeknownst to many, Muhammad spent much of his life as a politician and jihadist, and was involved in many assassinations. He made Islam a political and monetary system.
Islam [as all others] is a manmade so-called religion circa. 632 AD for the Arabs by Arabs and isn’t God’s way. God was not silent for 4600 years and anyone contradicting God is not for God but is against God.

 

They deny Jesus as the Son of God who was crucified, resurrected, born/MADE of the Virgin and seated at the right hand of God’s throne.

 

The Old Testament is the eyewitness narrative of God’s real interaction with humanity starting with Abraham, a nomad without children, whom God approached to make the Father of all those that trust God by Faith. There’re no Abrahamic religions; God isn’t a Religion. The New Testament is the fulfillment of the OT. Islam is circa 632 A.D. God’s creation was about 6000 years ago, Thus God has interacted with humans and unfolded His way thousands of years before Islam. Islam as a political movement seeking world domination is not truly religious in the truest sense. Islam is hiding behind religion and trying to appear as a peaceful religion. Biblically “religion” is charity work done for the orphan, widow, poor, sick etc. and not world domination by violence. God is not a RELIGION; God is a superior intelligence/being that created all that exists including languages that His creatures use. God knows what He says and has communicated with humanity in various ways as delineated in the Bible ONLY.
The Muslims know about Jesus and consider him to be a prophet of God born of Mary, accept the first 5 books of the Old Testament, and there are many accepting salvation in Jesus and becoming Christians.

 

Many of them are inclined toward God but are deceived by their leaders away from Jesus/Christianity with coercion and threats of death.
The Qur’an is nonsensical, the sayings of an illiterate man and not God’s word, whereas, the Bible is vindicated by Real Science and Archaeological evidence.
Taqiyya and kitman are two forms of lying to unbelievers that are permitted under certain circumstances in Islam.
See Deception, Lying and Taqiyya
http://thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/taqiyya.aspx

Does Islam permit Muslims to lie?

Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to “smooth over differences.”

 

There are several forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, the best known being taqiyya. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause of Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

 

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[Blog Editor: I don’t know how, but the parts with a red line in the margin are text with strike through lines on the post. Below is the missing text stricken that would have appeared after “Add:” and ended with “Hebrews 1:1” which for some reason continued unstricken with “6” which would followed “Hebrews 1:1”.]

Add:  child arranged marriage, female genital mutilation, wife beatings, polygamy, murder of Muslims converting to Christianity and much more.

 

https://plus.google.com/106354800078319885954/posts/Zy37mQs6EJj  1 Kings 18:28 KJV

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.

 

+Fabio Hirt   https://plus.google.com/+FabioHirtSOWER-PASTOR/posts/Jp4konzi5jB

Jesus Christ Daily

 

There is no such thing as “Peaceful Islam” or “Peaceful Muslims”, They have not progressed into the modern world.

 

Koran 2:191 “slay the unbelievers wherever you find

them”

 

Koran 3:21 “Muslims must not take the infidels as friends”

 

Koran 5:33 “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam”

 

Koran 8:12 “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Koran”

 

Koran 8:60 “Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels”

 

Koran 8:65 “The unbelievers are stupid, urge all Muslims to fight them”

 

Koran 9:5 “When the opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you find them”

 

Koran 9:123 “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood”

 

Koran 22:19 “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water, melt their skin and bellies”

 

Koran 47:4 “Do not hanker for peace with the infidels, behead them when you catch them”.

 

 

Islam since about 632 A.D. and in accord with the demands of the koran/mohammed is responsible for about 300 million lives slaughtered in caliphates and in genocides of other faiths and those that would not convert.

 

About 300 Million Christians have been martyred since about 30 A.D, the first Advent of Jesus. Jesus did not and did not command anyone to take anyone’s life, or to conquer the world, or to make war, or to commit any evil.

 

Real Christians are those that obey the commands of Jesus, just as real muslims/Islamists are those involved in murderous Jihad/Caliphates.

 

See these videos:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAY0N8ypdhE

 

VIDEO: How to Stop Islams sharia law!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y

 

VIDEO: Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner [44:49]

 

[Blog Editor: Duplicate info from above at this spot.]

 

Only Jesus decides who is a Christian and not you or any atheist.

 

A response to a Muslim:

 

+soror jebari As a Muslim you don’t listen to Jesus and obey Jesus who was a Jew. Only those that accept Jesus as the Only Begotten Son of God have Jesus and God. All those that deny that Jesus is the Son of God are anti-Christ and are not real Jews and do not have God.

 

Why do you hate and kill Christians and Jews? This is what your prophet did and commanded which is against God and Jesus.

 

Jesus taught that the one you do the works of you are a son of. The works of Satan is to lie, kill, steal etc.

 

Revelation 20:4  And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

 

(The Saints Reign with Christ 1,000 Years)

 

Matthew 6:7And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

 

 

[Hebrews 1:1]6 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.5 For to which of the angels did He ever say: “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”? And again: “I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son”? 6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: “Let all the angels of God worship Him.”
+soror jebari YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. YOUR COMMENT IS ALSO AN NON SEQUITUR. CAN YOU NOT READ WHAT I POSTED TO YOU?
Psalm 45:7 7 You [Jesus] love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name [Jesus], If you know?
Psalm 2:7 (NKJV) 7 “I will declare the decree:
The LORD [God] has said to Me (Jesus), ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.
2 Samuel 7:14 (NKJV) 14 I [God] will be his Father, and he [Jesus] shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.

On Defining Religion


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Ex-Muslim Nonie Darwish explains the reasons that Islam has absolutely NO harmony with the Western perception of values and religious freedom. The last sentence of this essay Darwish asks:

 

Is the First Amendment a suicide pact?

 

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On Defining Religion

 

By Nonie Darwish

February 12, 2017 5:00 am

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  • What the West does not understand is that Islam admits that government control is central to Islam and that Muslims must, sooner or later, demand to live under an Islamic government.

 

  • The majority of the world does not understand that much of the American media is in a propaganda war against the Trump administration simply because he names Islamic jihad and would prefer to see a strong and prosperous America as a world leader rather than to see a dictatorship — secular or theocratic — as a world leader.

 

  • Islam claims to be an Abrahamic religion, but in fact Islam came to the world 600 years after Christ, not to affirm the Bible but to discredit it; not to co-exist with “the people of the book” — Jews and Christians — but to replace them, after accusing them of intentionally falsifying the Bible.

 

  • Islam was created as a rebellion against the Bible and its values, and it relies on government enforcement to do so.

 

  • Political and legal (sharia) Islam is much more than a religion. Is the First Amendment a suicide pact?

 

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said that President Donald Trump’s 90-day ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries is “a religiously based ban,” and “if they can ban Muslims, why can’t they ban Mormons.” This has become the position of the Democratic Party and the mainstream media, which has influenced not only the American public but has convinced the majority of the world that America is “bad.” How can we blame the world, and even a good segment of American citizens, for hating America when such disingenuous and misleading claims are aired to the world from US officials and broadcast by American television channels?

 

The majority of the world does not understand that much of the American media is in a propaganda war against the Trump Administration simply because he names Islamic jihad and would prefer to see a strong and prosperous America as a world leader, rather than to see a dictatorship — secular or theocratic — as a world leader. He ran as a Republican; meanwhile, Democrats and the mainstream media refuse to engage in respectful and legitimate debate on the most vital threat to Western civilization in the twenty-first century: Islam. Truth has become irrelevant; people seem to prefer a political game of tug-of-war to sway public opinion against the Trump Administration, and, presumably, to elect Democrats forever. That is how the system is set up.

 

Political discussions on television have become extremely frustrating; they have turned into shouting matches and name-calling at the least informative levels. Television hosts often become instigators and participants in the shouting matches. The thinking is apparently that the louder they get, the more attractive the program will be. Meanwhile everyone is talking at once; the viewer cannot hear anyone, so the program could not be more boring.

 

Under the US Constitution, freedom of religion is protected. and Islam has been welcomed inside the West on that basis as one of the three Abrahamic religions. According to Western values and the Western understanding of the word, “religion” is supposed to be a personal relationship with God, where free will is of utmost importance; the believer has authority only over himself or herself when it comes to religious laws or punishing sins (such as leaving the religion or committing adultery) — quite different from criminal laws intended to protect society. Western values also allow followers of a religion the freedom to proselytize, but never by resorting to government enforcement.

 

Bottom line, the Western definition of religion is in harmony with the Biblical values of the human rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that all human beings are created equal under the law. It is considered a basic Western value to view God, family and country as a top priority.

 

Now let us compare these values to Islamic values:

 

  • Muslim citizens have the right to punish other citizens with humiliating, severe, cruel and unusual punishments such as death, flogging and amputation, for sinning against Allah, the Quran or Islam. Those “crimes” include leaving Islam, being a homosexual, or committing adultery. And if the Islamic government does not enforce such punishments, any Muslim on the street has the right to apply the punishment against another Muslim and not be prosecuted. That is why apostates, such as myself, cannot visit any Muslim county; the fear is not only from Islamic governments but from anyone on the street.

 

  • Being a Muslim is not a personal relationship with God, as it is under the Bible, but is enforced by the state at birth. When a child is born in Egypt to a Muslim father, the birth certificate is stamped “Muslim” and all government-issued documents as well. A child must learn Islamic studies in school and practice Islam throughout his life. In Egypt, the twin sons of a Christian divorced mother were forced to take Islamic studies and become Muslim just because their originally-Christian father converted to Islam. Today, in Egypt, I am still considered Muslim and such a status could never change if I ever lived there again.

 

  • Islamic law and leaders rely on government enforcement — under penalty of death — to keep Muslims within Islam and to convert the minority Christian population into Islam. Islamic sharia law, obliges Islamic states to enforce religious law, and if the Muslim head of state refuses to follow religious law, sharia permits the public to use force to remove the head of state from office.

 

  • Islam claims to be an Abrahamic religion, but in fact Islam came to the world 600 years after Christ, not to affirm the Bible but to discredit it; not to co-exist with “the people of the book,” Jews and Christians, but to replace them — after accusing them of intentionally falsifying the Bible. Islam was created as a rebellion against the Bible and its values, and relies on government enforcement to do so.

 

The tenets above are just a few of the differences in values between Islam, the Bible and the Western concept of religion. What the West does not understand is that Islam admits that government control is central to Islam, and Muslims must demand to live under an Islamic government sooner or later. That might explain the reason for the eternal violence in nearly all Muslim countries, between government being in the hands of a religious theocracy or of the military. Islam, as it is practiced today, has violated all Western definitions of religion and values.

 

Political and legal (sharia) Islam is much more than a religion. Is the First Amendment a suicide pact?

 

THE FIRST AMENDMENT

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Nonie Darwish, born and raised in Egypt, is the author of “Wholly Different; Why I chose Biblical Values over Islamic Values.”

 

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Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank is dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report in promoting:

 

  • Institutions of Democracy and the Rule of Law;

 

  • Human Rights

 

  • A free and strong economy

 

  • A military capable of ensuring peace at home and in the free world

 

  • Energy independence

 

  • Ensuring the public stay informed of threats to our individual liberty, sovereignty and free speech.

 

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Interfaith Harmony between Islam and Other Religions?


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John R. Houk

© February 6, 2017

 

My Brother in Christ Shamim Mahmood was involved in the Pakistan version of the World Interfaith Harmony Week is a feel-good annual global event instituted by the United Nations in 2011:

 

World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event to be observed during the first week of February starting in 2011.

 

World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly in resolution A/RES/65/5 adopted on 20 October 2010. In the resolution, the General Assembly, points out that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace and establishes World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith.

 

Recognizing the imperative need for dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people, the General Assembly encourages all States to support during that week the spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship, on a voluntary basis and according to their own religious traditions or convictions. (World Interfaith Harmony Week; United Nations) 

 

It is my opinion most of the world’s religions can have a cooperative dialogue; however once one or more religions become upset with one or more other religions proselytizing among adherents, then I suspect the cooperation will come to a screaming halt. And yet if competition halts cooperation, most religions are tolerant enough in their belief systems to not erupt into riotous violence in these modern days of the 21st century – THAT IS except one religion in particular. ISLAM!

 

Let’s look at the significant religious tenets of some major religions in relation to dealing with hostile people against a particular faith.

 

Buddhism

 

Much like Christianity Buddhism has various sects that I am not going to examine. There is a central belief among all Buddhists on violence even there is doctrinal disagreement on other issues.

 

The Buddhist tradition is most clearly associated with non-violence and the principle of ahimsa (“no harm”). By eliminating their attachments to material things, Buddhists try to combat covetousness, which in itself has the potential to become a source of anger and violence against others. …  Some Buddhist texts do sanction taking human lives in exceptional cases to protect the sangha or defend the innocent. However, most Theravada and Mahayana Buddhists today reject even these exceptional justifications of killing. … (Buddhism on Peace and Violence; Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World AffairsGeorgetown University)

 

More thoughts on contemporary Buddhism in regard to violence: Buddhism: Peaceful or Violent Religion? By ALAN PETO; AlanPeto.com; 6/23/13)

 

Hinduism

 

The subject of violence has engaged the best minds in India’s religious history. Although Mohandas K. Gandhi has made non-violence synonymous with Hinduism, the tradition has long recognized legitimacy of violence under some circumstances. The dominant, pragmatic approach has endorsed violence when necessary to protect one’s state or people from external or internal attacks. A divergent tradition, insisting on the complete renunciation of violence, was ascendant during the period of the Upanishads. It asserted that violent action must, by the law of karma, produce a violent reaction, and that any action that promotes the interest of one at the expense of another individual is rooted in spiritual delusion that obscures the single spiritual reality—Brahman. The conflict between these competing approaches to force constitutes the heart of the Bhagavad Gita, a dialogue between the god Krishna and the mighty warrior Arjuna, who refused to fight in a righteous cause. Krishna explains that violence is not only necessary for the defense of justice, but that such violence need not conflict with spiritual life. The contradiction between the two values is resolved by disciplined action (action without regard for its fruit), insightful action (recognizing the true nature of the self), and complete devotion to Krishna. (Hinduism on Peace and Violence; Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World AffairsGeorgetown University)

 

Most Americans think of Hinduism as a non-violent faith. Compared to Islam it is true but compared to the central tenets of Christianity (not often observed by history’s Christian rulers), Hinduism can have a violent side. Read these cherrypicked excerpts from the essay entitled “The Co-Existence of Violence and Non-Violence in Hinduism”:

 

The most famous Hindu of all times, Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) is widely perceived, especially in the West, as embodying the Hindu worldview and ethos. Gandhi made ahimsa (non-violence) the cornerstone of his philosophy and practice and spoke of it as constituting the essence of Hinduism. …

 

n recent years, several Hindu organizations have become aggressive and militant in rhetoric and method, reminding us that while Gandhi championed the ethic of ahimsa, there are ancient traditions within Hinduism which sanction violence under certain circumstances and that ahuimsa and himsa (violence) have coexisted uneasily in Hinduism for centuries. The relationship between violence and non-violence is a complex one and Gandhi’s representation of Hinduism must be properly contextualized.

 

 

Vedic society in ancient India did not scrupulously adhere to ahimsa as its highest value. Sacrificial rites involved the slaying of animals and Indra, one of most popular deities of the Vedic period has many warrior-like attributes. While Manu (ca.200 B.C.E.-100 C.E.), ancient India’s influential lawgiver, lists ahimsa among the general human virtues, the ksatriyas are exempt. He permits killing in self-defence and for implementing the injunctions of the Vedas. Two of the most popular epics in the Hindu tradition, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata culminate in lengthy and violent battles.

 

… We see quite clearly from the Bhagavadgita that while the tradition upholds the ultimacy of non-violence, exceptions are made for the use of violence. The Mahabharata war is referred to, in the Bhagavadgita, as a dharma yuddha. A dharma yuddha is a war fought in defence of justice and righteousness and for the security and well being of the community (lokasamgraha). …

 

 

The final characteristic of a dharma yuddha that I want to mention is that violence is justified as a last resort and only after peaceful methods of conflict resolution are exhausted. …

 

It is clear, therefore, that there are influential traditions within Hinduism which justify the use of violence under certain circumstances and which understand the use of violence to be consistent with the Hindu world-view. While it is true that ancient texts, such as the Upanisads, refer frequently to ahimsa, these texts were traditionally meant for seekers of liberation (moksa) who had entered the last of the four stages of life (samnyasa). Such persons were ritually freed from social and familial obligations and dedicated to the quest for liberation. READ ENTIRETY (The Co-Existence of Violence and Non-Violence in Hinduism; By Anantanand Rambachan; World Council of Churches)

 

Christianity

 

The practice of Christianity as embraced by varying nations that would define themselves as Christian have not followed the tenets set down during the earthly walk of Jesus Christ and the Christ’s amplifications as placed into words by direct followers of Jesus Christ. Many atrocities have occurred in history by Christian rulers in the name of Christianity that I am certain the Lord Jesus would have rebuked them:

 

51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him [i.e. Jesus] 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 [i.e. Jesus] 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. (Bold text Editor’s – Luke 9: 51-56 NKJV)

 

Insulting Jesus was not lead to riotous violence. The Beatitudes sums up how Christians should act on a personal level:

 

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven
. (Matthew 5: 3-10 NKJV)

 

The Lord Jesus Christ continues with the Sermon on the Mount (excerpted for the point):

 

11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

 

21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause[b] shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.

 

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[b] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. (Matthew 5: 11, 21-25, 43-45 NKJV)

 

The New Testament is full of the sentiment of DO NO HARM. As an individual, this is a journey to ever closed to the paradigm of Jesus Christ. Don’t abandon the paradigm because of other’s actions, rather stay on your journey. If you slip into a ditch. GET UP! And crawl out of the ditch to get back onto the journey of the Christ paradigm.

 

Christians are to defend themselves though. The defense should not be acted out of hate or revenge. Rather the defense is to protect the community. Protection does not mean pillaging and raping. It means protection.

 

Islam

 

In full disclosure and if you haven’t figured it out, I am a Christian. I am definitely not a perfect Christian and yet I am devoted to Truth as presented in the Word of God, especially in the New Testament. One standard of trust in of whose I am is John 14:6:

 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (Bold Text Editor’s NKJV)

 

I have to guess all religions believe they hold the keys of Truth. I don’t have a problem with that until anyone representing a different faith or secular ideology tries to force me to think divergently from the Truth I trust. One such religion targeting the belief system of Christianity are the writings revered by Muslims in the Islam way.

 

Christian Truth: Jesus Christ is the Son of God:

 

Matthew 16:13-17

 

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. (Bold Text Editor’s NKJV)

 

John 5:17-23

 

17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.”

 

18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God. 19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. 22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, 23 that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. (Bold Text Editor’s NKJV)

 

Quran 19: 88-95

 

88. And they say, “The Most Merciful has taken [for Himself] a son.”

 

89. You have done an atrocious thing.

 

90. The heavens almost rupture therefrom and the earth splits open and the mountains collapse in devastation

 

91. That they attribute to the Most Merciful a son.

 

92. And it is not appropriate for the Most Merciful that He should take a son.

 

93. There is no one in the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant.

 

94. He has enumerated them and counted them a [full] counting.

 

95. And all of them are coming to Him on the Day of Resurrection alone. (SAHIH INTERNATIONAL)

 

This Quranic section is a mere tip of the iceberg in the anti-Christian writings inherent in Islam. And I am not even going into the anti-Jewish sections and the violence that ordered upon Christians, Jews and all non-Muslims who do not bow in submission to Islam’s moon god allah and its pseudo-prophet Muhammad.

 

A website that provides a brief of more anti-Christian surahs can be located here: “Does Jesus ever claim to be God, or the son of God?

 

Keep this in mind my fellow believers in Christ Jesus the Son of God, Lord and Savior:

 

1 John 2: 18-19, 22-23; 4: 13-15; 5: 19-20

 

2:

18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the[a] Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.

 

22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

 

4:

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.

 

5:

19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.

20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. (NKJV)

 

My above thoughts are a demonstration of skepticism that the government of the Islamic Republic is serious about ending Islamic Supremacism in the Pakistan Constitution. If Pakistan amends their Constitution to deliver the same Religious Freedom – including the Free Speech to share a non-Muslim faith without fear of retribution – that Sunni Islam enjoys, then I will be less skeptical.

 

At any rate, below is Shamim Mahmood’s participation and hope of the success of interfaith harmony between religious faiths in Pakistan.

 

JRH 2/6/17

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

 

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Power of interfaith transforms fear, anger & hatred into positive human relationship: Diplomats

 

Islamabad, February 04: Diplomats based in the federal capital have highlighted the fact that prevailing world security situation has necessitated need of interfaith harmony to convert the world into a better living place. It is high time for power of interfaith to work effectively to transform fear, anger and hatred into positive human relationship”.

 

Addressing a seminar titled “World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017” organized under the banner of “Parliament of the World’s Religions” [Blog Editor: The Parliament is an international organization. My antivirus software flags its website as a yellow risk. Wikipedia has a good history.] the Ambassador of Poland H.E Piotr Opalinski said that every person reserved the very right to manifest his religion or belief either individually or in community, with others and in public or private in worship, observance, he-mr-piotr-a-opalinski-polish-amb-to-pakistan-2practice and teaching without fear of intimidation, discrimination, violence or attack.

 

Piotr Opalinski reiterated that freedom of religion or belief was fundamental right of every human being.

 

H.E Ms. Marshal Anne, deputy head of European Delegation said that in the line with universal and EU human rights are committed to respecting, protecting and promoting freedom of religion or belief within their borders.

 

While speaking at the occasion H.E Joao Paulo Sabido Costa, Charge d’Affaires of h-e-joao-paulo-sabido-costa-portugalPortugal proclaimed that States have a duty to protect all persons within their jurisdiction from direct and indirect discrimination on grounds of religion o belief, whatever the reason advanced for such discrimination.

 

Ambassador of “Parliament of the World’s Religion” Mr. Shamim said that limitations to this freedom have to be strictly interpreted. He said that minorities have been increasingly targeted in hate in the country. Faiths do not bind in limits but allows social harmony and mutual tolerance for a better and progressive society. It is need of the day to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people from all faiths, he added.

 

Reference to the General Assembly resolution adopted on 20th October, 2010, the Parliament of the World’s Religions has organized “World Interfaith Harmony Week” to promote mutual understanding and inter-religious dialogue to establish interfaith harmony.

 

Members of civil society, religious leadership, media personal and diplomats have attended the event.

 

Be Blessed,

Shamim Mahmood

 

SUPPORT Shamim’s Christian advocacy in Pakistan. First contact Shamim in case he has found an easy way to donate. I like to use Western Union sending money with this LINK to the destination of Islamabad (Contact Shamim in case he has changed cities). Shamim’s email is shamimpakistan@gmail.com, Western Union may ask for Shamim’s phone – +92-300-642-4560

 

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Interfaith Harmony between Islam and Other Religions?

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© February 6, 2017

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World Interfaith Harmony Week

 

Edited by John R. Houk

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