Christmas and Prayers for America


Justin Smith has an essay that probably is better termed a prayer of intercession for America through the filter of the meaning of Christmas.

Christmas is a celebration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Son of God. Something compels me to share from the Word of God about Christ’s birth and the forgiving and giving that follows the Lord’s birth:

Luke 2

10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”[a] (Luke 2: 10-14 NKJV)

John 1

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.

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.

16 And[a] of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son,[b] who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. (John 1: 1-3, 14, 16-18 NKJV)

John 3

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 3:17-21 NKJV)

Luke 6

27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. (Luke 6: 27-31 NKJV)

Being a Christian is a continuous combination of seeking to ever increasing one’s right standing with God, forgiving wrongs, helping others, praying for the leaders of your nation (not just politicians) and sharing the same love of Christ that the Lord shared with the Redeemed with other non-Christians.

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Christmas and Prayers for America

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 12/17/2015 11:48 AM

Christmas is upon us, and many of us, who know that the sacrifice of God’s only Son on the Cross granted redemption and everlasting life to all people, are preparing for wonderful gifts to be given and received at joyous dinners and events with friends and family. We gather for the sake of fellowship and love, our hearts are cleansed and kindled by the warm fire of eternal goodness, and we give thanks for the birth of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, through our prayers.

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and for all the days henceforth, let us pray that all Americans experience an epiphany and come to understand the true meaning of the birth of Jesus at Bethlehem. Let us also pray for Our Beloved America’s salvation, as we recall that America’s founding principles are Judeo-Christian — the very same principles that embody “free choice,” liberty, equality and reveal and affirm that each individual owns rights that are unalienable and granted to all by God.

 

On April 30th 1789, George Washington placed his hand on the Bible, opened to Genesis 49-50, and ended his oath to become the first President of the United States with the words, “So help me God.” Many Americans joined Washington in prayer at the nearby St. Paul’s Chapel that same day; the first act of the first Congress was to pray, as Washington and the members of Congress knelt together: To this day, Congress has always opened its sessions with prayer.

 

Throughout his administration, Thomas Jefferson and Christians of every denomination and sect, from Quakers and Unitarians to Catholics, regularly held Sunday prayer services in the House of Representatives. And Jefferson’s own words from the Virginia Statute Establishing Religious Freedom (Jan. 16th 1786) state:

 

“Almighty God hath created the mind free, All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens … are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion.”

 

America has never stood so close to the precipice and so near the eve of Her own destruction, at the hands of Her progressive oppressors, who deny the validity of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. sovereignty, life and even God through their despotic measures and edicts. America has never been so in need of prayers and God’s protection.

 

In Matthew 18: 19-20, it is written:

 

“Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth … any thing that they shall ask, it will be done for them of my Father … in Heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

 

O’ Lord I pray – We pray – that children sickened by numerous diseases, who are spending Christmas in St. Jude’s, the Shriner’s and Vanderbilt’s Children Hospitals and many other hospitals, are touched by Your healing Spirit and sent home to their worried and loving families whole and completely cured.

 

O’ Lord We pray for the homeless and the hungry across our country, and yes we pray for the same all across the world, that they may be brought into the loving fold of a family somewhere or at least a place to call home. Make their stomachs full, we beseech You O’ Lord, and let them know hunger no longer.

 

Please Lord, help America and Her people understand their crime and their sin that they commit by condoning abortion. It is unreasonable for anyone to deny Your Hand – a Divine Hand and a Power greater than anything in this universe – in all life, as the first spark emerges in the form of an embryo and journeys through the first heartbeat of the fetus, until a newborn baby boy or girl takes their first breath. We pray that You give all Americans full understanding regarding the sanctity of the unborn life.

 

In these troubled days, We pray for our progressive brethren, and we pray that You open the eyes of the atheists and the ACLU, who attempt to stop voluntary prayer across America, much like in Bremerton, WA and School 169 in New York, which also banned the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’. We also pray that You place them under conviction, so they will come to You and learn to love You O’ Lord; and then perhaps they will also grow to love America.

 

As We “preparest a table in the presence of [our] enemies”, O’ Lord, we pray that You redeem them just like Saul, and we ask that You guide the Muslims and their Ummah towards the complete reformation of Islam, as sought by reformers like Raif Badawi, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser and Irshad Manji. We pray that Islam becomes a true “religion of peace” and stops its violent terror attacks against the West, or that the majority of Muslims convert to Christianity.

 

Bless all the men and women serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces, especially members who are fighting in the Middle East. Keep them safe on Christmas Day and many years after their safe homecoming.

 

Suffering through a sense of pain under Progressive Democrat policies, O’ Lord, most of America prays and beseeches You to break the chains of our current despotic government. Please Lord, educate the large portion of society, blinded by progressive propaganda, on the evils of progressive policies and the failure and pain they inflict upon the people, and give us new leaders, who understand that special problems don’t create special rights and privileges. Bring the end of days for this epidemic of fascism, and lead this generation of Americans in their refusal to sell their birthright — their Unalienable Rights — for a mess of bad progressive pottage.

 

With illuminations and the pealing of bells, We pray that our hearts are not troubled by the hourly seductions of sin, nor afraid of terrors imagined or real by which they are intimidated, as we become that one candle lighting the way for an innumerable quantity of others, with a love that sees in all men brothers. Do not let us shrink from the truth in word or deed, and give America’s people salvation and the strength that lies in the peace, unattainable through diplomatic negotiations and dinners with heads of state and tyrants, found only through a voluntary profession of the truth by every man and every woman, that Jesus is Our Lord and Savior; and our sins are washed away by His Blood on the Cross. Amen-Amen-Amen

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

 

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The Third Jihad – Radical Islam’s Vision for America


The Third Jihad


The Clarion Project has produced a documentary that is about an hour long about the threat of Radical Islam. The narrator is Dr. Zuhdi Jasser who describes himself as a devout Muslim. Now I have a deep respect for Dr. Jasser as a person who believes that Islam can be reformed from its theopolitical medieval past to a more peaceful present. After examining the Quran, Hadith and Sira I do not share that optimism. Modernizing Islam would necessitate carving out significant portions of the Quran itself which is basically a manual for world domination, maintaining that domination and indoctrinating conquered people to conform to Islam to the point of making the religion their own – or die.
 
Nevertheless the Clarion Project documentary entitled “The Third Jihad – Radical Islam’s Vision for America,” is an awesome film exposing the darkness inherent in Islam that the reform hopeful like to differentiate with the term Radical Islam.
 
JRH 3/16/15

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(http://www.clarionproject.org) The Third Jihad is a film that exposes the threat that Islamic extremism poses to the American way of life. In 1988, the FBI discovered a secret Muslim Brotherhood document which laid out their plans to replace the Constitution with Islamic Sharia law. (Original document accepted as evidence in Holy Land terror financing trial: “The Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Plan For America – Court Document”)

The document stated that “The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] 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…”

One person who dared to speak out about the Islamist threat is Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim-American who served as an officer in the U.S. navy and also as a physician to the US Congress.

After the FBI released the radical Islamist manifesto describing how to destroy America from within, Dr. Jasser decided to investigate.

The Third Jihad is about what he discovered.

Clarion Project (formerly Clarion Fund) brings together Middle East experts, scholars, human rights activists and Muslims to promote tolerance and moderation and challenge extremism.

Check out Clarion Project’s website to learn more: http://www.clarionproject.orgDVD’s can be purchased here: http://www.thethirdjihad.com

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Radical Islam Shaking & Moving U.S. Govt.


MB-Marxism in USA

John R. Houk

© March 12, 2014

 

Counterjihad writers have long asserted the Islam fingered as Radical has not only infiltrated the United States of America by forming NGOs with the stamp of legality BUT ALSO have been infiltrating the U.S. government itself. The government infiltration began in the Bush Administration even though it was President G. W. Bush that correctly defined a new era of unconventional war as the Global War on Terrorism (GWTO). Under the Leftist Administration of President Barack Hussein Obama Radical Islamic associated Muslims has increased alarmingly.

 

Here are just a few Radical Muslims (some often pretend to be Moderates) either on the government payroll or are very influential as a mover and shaker in the U.S. government.

 

o   Arif Alikhan  (See Also HERE) – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

 

o   Mohammed Elibiary (See Also HERE) – Homeland Security Adviser.

 

o   Rashad Hussain (See Also HERE) – Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference.

 

o   Salam al-Marayati (See Also HERE) – Obama Adviser, founder of Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director.

 

o   Imam Mohamed Magid (See Also HERE) – Obama’s Sharia Czar, Islamic Society of North America.

 

o   Eboo Patel (See Also HERE) – Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships. (Last six names gleaned from FrontPageMag.com. Further info leaks added by Google search)

 

o   Huma Abedin (See also HERE) – Longtime assistant, advisor and confidant of Hillary Clinton – Senate Days and Secretary of State Days.

 

o   Suhail KhanKhan convinced then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich to reserve a room in the Capitol for Muslims to pray.  Khan was working for Tom Campbell, a Republican congressman from a heavily Muslim district in Northern California, to eliminate the Justice Department’s use of so-called “secret evidence” in deportation cases involving Arab immigrants suspected of terrorism. After George W. Bush’s presidential election victory in 2000, Khan became a staff member in the White House Office of Public Liaison (OPL), where he was given responsibility for selecting which Muslims would be allowed access to the President and his team.  Khan was removed from the OPL and was given a political appointment in the Department of Transportation. He spent the rest of the Bush administration there, ultimately serving as the Assistant to the Secretary for Policy. In that capacity, Khan had access to classified information on such matters as port, rail, waterway and highway security, as well as the movement of nuclear weapons and other hazardous materials.

 

o   Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-5) [See Also HERE] – One of those strange bedfellows of a Left Wing Democrat and an associate of the Black Supremacist Nation of Islam (NOI) and a host of Radical Islamic American organizations linked to the Muslim Brotherhood of which many are linked to Islamic terrorists.

 

o   Dalia Mogahed An advisor to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

 

This is hardly an exhaustive list. I just gave up digging for now.

 

Most of the prominent Muslim-American organizations are linked to Radical Islam. Many of these organizations go out of their way to build an image of the politically correct concept of Moderate Islam. This is an outright deception. These Muslim-American organizations follow the ideological line of the Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Wahhabis, Turkish Islamists and Pakistan Islamists are the ones that come to mind. Here is a chart of the Muslim Brotherhood linked Muslim-American organizations and note some of these are tied to Islamic terrorists or support the goals of Islamic terrorism.

 

All the organizations I have in mind above link themselves to Sunni Islam. You need to know there are Shia Radical Islamic organizations penetrating the USA as well. The Shias are supported by the Twelver nutcases of Iran. The biggest Shia Islamic Terrorist organization is Hezbollah the client terrorists of Iran in Lebanon focused on Jew-hatred and itself stretching a global network.

 

ACT for America via email sent an essay by John D. Guandolo that was written with the intent expose Radical Islamic organizations in America are attacking Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser with impunity. For those that believe Islam has a moderate side Dr. Jasser is considered a Moderate Muslim even to the extent of transforming the Islamic religion into a modern version in which the harsher points of Sharia and Muslim traditional intolerance are excluded. As you can tell from my tone I have been moving away from the concept that Islam can transform as long as Mohammed and the Quran are held as the veritable word of Allah to humanity. For this to happen would be an overhaul that I cannot see ever happening – at least in my life time.

 

But enough of the ifs and maybes of the possibility of a new Islam. The point you need to pay attention to in Guandolo’s essay is his break down of the nefarious connections the Muslim Brotherhood tentacles has in America in an astoundingly legitimate manner with NO One willing to take a stand that is a real leader in our nation out of fear.

 

What is that fear?

 

That fear is the brainwashing of our society to the political correctness that multiculturalism enhances our American way of life when in reality the American way is diluted. America has become so diluted with multiculturalism that the inherent traits of Americans are disappearing. As those traits disappear, that which makes America good ceases to exist.

 

Off the top of my head some of those traits are:

 

o   American Individualism.

 

o   The intense desire for individualism leads to a hunger for Liberty and Freedom.

 

o   Liberty and Freedom led our Founders to construct a Constitution codifying them and making it difficult for a government to terminate Liberty and Freedom.

 

o   Our heritage was largely established on the values of Christians coming to America to worship their faith without government interference YET with a definite inculcation of Christian Morality in the development of the rule of law and the social mores of American community.

 

o   A government accountable to the people rather than a government accountable to an individual or an oligarchic group (such as European nobility).

 

I’m sure others can think of other points that made America good. Left Wingers need not add their Living Constitution Separation of Church/State nonsense.

 

Below is the ACT for America email with the John D. Guandolo essay.

 

JRH 3/12/14

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CAIR’s Attack on Zuhdi Jasser’s Funders Begs the Questions:
Who is CAIR and Where Does Its Money Come From

 John Guandolo

 

By John D. Guandolo

Sent: 3/10/2014 9:25 AM

Sent by: ACT for America

 

Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, the founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), served for eleven years as a medical officer in the United States Navy where he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Jasser is a Past-President of the Arizona Medical Association, and currently has a private practice in Phoenix specializing in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology.

Dr. Jasser, as many are aware, is an outspoken critic of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement in the United States, and is harshly critical of those seeking to impose sharia (Islamic Law) in America. He strongly supports the U.S. Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

Zuhdi Jasser is a patriot, an American hero, and a Muslim – which is why Hamas (doing business as CAIR) is attacking him.

Last week, Hamas (dba CAIR) launched yet another assault on Dr. Jasser. In 2012, CAIR unsuccessfully tried to block his appointment to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), where he currently serves. CAIR is calling on the USCIRF to investigate the sources of funding for Dr. Jasser’s organization AIFD.

The fact that a Hamas organization like CAIR could operate so openly in the U.S. without disruption from the current administration is, in and of itself, astonishing. CAIR’s brazenness in attacking an honorable American like Dr. Jasser begs questions that must be answered – Who is CAIR and Where Does Its Funding Come From?

Let us together take a walk through the place CAIR never wants us to go – into the land of facts and evidence.

CAIR was incorporated in 1994 by Nihad Awad, Omar Ahmad, and Rafeeq Jaber. All three of these men were leaders of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), a now-defunct Hamas organization in the U.S. Musa Abu Marzook, the Deputy Political Chief for Hamas and the Leader of Hamas in the United States (Chairman of the U.S. Palestine Committee), was a member of the IAP Board of Directors. FYI, Hamas is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the U.S. government.

In 1993 and 1994, Omar Ahmad served as the National President for IAP, and from 1994-2005 was the Chairman of the Board for CAIR. Omar Ahmad was also on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Palestine Committee (Hamas). Rafeeq Jaber served as the National President of IAP from 1996-98 and 1999-2005.

U.S. government prosecutors and the Department of Justice identify CAIR as a member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee, which is Hamas in the United States.

In 1993, the leaders of the U.S. Palestine Committee (Hamas) met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The meeting was covered by the FBI via physical surveillance, microphones in meeting rooms, and wiretaps on phones. An “Action Memo” from FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Dale Watson declared this was a “Meeting among senior leaders of Hamas, the HLFRD, and the IAP.” FBI analysis of the Philadelphia meeting, which was entered into evidence at the US v Holy Land Foundation (hereafter “HLF”) trial reveals “All attendees of this meeting are Hamas members.” Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad were present at this meeting.

Recorded conversations of this meeting captured Awad and Ahmad discussing the creation of a new public relations organization for Hamas which investigators testified was CAIR, created in summer of 1994, less than a year after the Philadelphia meeting.

The HLF Indictment (2004) states: “The purpose of this (1993 Philadelphia) meeting was to determine their course of action in support of Hamas’ opposition to the peace plan and to decide how to conceal their activities from the scrutiny of the United States government.”

In a 2004 FBI raid at the Annandale, Virginia residence of Ismail Elbarasse, a senior Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operative, the archives of the U.S. MB were discovered. One of the documents found lists the leaders of the U.S. Palestine Committee (Hamas) – the names of CAIR founders Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad (alias Omar Yeheya) are on that list.

Because of the overwhelming evidence that CAIR is a Hamas entity, U.S. prosecutors list CAIR as a member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee (Hamas) and as an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF trial – the largest Hamas and terrorism financing trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history.

In the government filing requesting a denial of CAIR’s motion to have its name removed from the Unindicted Co-Conspirator list in the HLF case, U.S. prosecutors state, “The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood created the U.S. Palestine Committee, which documents reflect was initially comprised of three organizations: the OLF (HLF), the IAP, and the UASR. CAIR was later added to these organizations…the mandate of these organizations, per the International Muslim Brotherhood, was to support Hamas.”

In his ruling, the federal Judge in this case, Jorge Solis, stated: “The Government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, and NAIT with the HLF, the Islamic Association of Palestine (“IAP”), and with Hamas.”

The question of why the President of ISNA sits on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Committee, works directly with the Secretary of State, briefs National Security staffs, moderates panel discussions at CIA Headquarters, and has been given awards by the FBI will have to be addressed at a later date.

Is anyone else wondering how CAIR and its leaders are allowed to operate freely and unimpeded in America, with their headquarters only a block from the U.S. Capitol?

More evidence…

In the December 2007 government filing in the US v Sabri Benkhala appeal, the government stated: “From its founding by the Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists.” So, CAIR is a Muslim Brotherhood organization which supports terrorists. It would appear federal law is being violated here.

This would explain why CAIR has a long record of defending jihadis and jihadi organizations, while publicly condemning the counterterrorism efforts of the U.S. government and local law enforcement. Noteworthy is CAIR’s vigorous defense of Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzook after his arrest, and their criticism of our government for its investigation and indictment of the Holy Land Foundation – another Hamas entity.

What do senior government officials who have seen the evidence have to say about CAIR?

Former FBI Assistant Director Steve Pomeranz stated: “By masquerading as a mainstream public affairs organization, CAIR has taken the lead in trying to mislead the public about the terrorist underpinnings of militant Islamic movements, in particular, Hamas.”

In a 2003 Senate Sub-Committee hearing on radical Islam, Senator Charles Schumer stated, “To make matters worse, the prominent members of the Council’s (CAIR’s) current leadership who you Mr. Chairman invited to the hearings today – they declined to testify – also have intimate connections with Hamas.”

In June 2009, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Frank Wolf (VA) gave a lengthy speech in which he laid out a great deal of the evidence against CAIR and its ties to Hamas. The transcript of this speech can be found at http://wolf.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/wolf-gives-major-floor-speech-on-fbis-cooperation-with-cair

In a letter dated April 28, 2009 from the FBI’s Assistant Director, Office of Congressional Affairs, to U.S. Senator John Kyl (AZ), the FBI leader details why the FBI cut off all formal ties to CAIR and identifies it as an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF trial because of its relationship with Hamas.

In a letter dated February 12, 2010 to U.S. Congresswoman Sue Myrick (NC) from Assistant U.S. Attorney General Ronald Weich, Mr. Weich wrote “Enclosed (is)…evidence that was introduced in that trial (US v HLF) which demonstrated the relationship among CAIR, individual CAIR founders, and the Palestine Committee. Evidence was also introduced that demonstrated a relationship between the Palestine Committee and Hamas.”

For those of you who forgot Junior High School math, please allow me to review: If A=B and B=C, then A=C. There is a relationship between CAIR and the U.S. Palestine Committee. There is a relationship between the U.S. Palestine Committee and Hamas. Therefore, there is a relationship between CAIR and Hamas. As was previously stated, on the order from the International Muslim Brotherhood, the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood created the U.S. Palestine Committee to raise “media, money, men and all that” for Hamas. The U.S. Palestine Committee created four organizations to support Hamas with propaganda, money, and recruits: The Occupied Land Fund (which became the HLF), the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), and CAIR.

In the sporting world we call this a slam dunk. But what about the money CAIR receives. Certainly if they are attacking Dr. Jasser and his organization for improprieties in his sources of funding, CAIR must be squeaky clean, yes?

No, actually.

Actually, the Hamas front called the Holy Land Foundation provided CAIR with $5,000 of seed money shortly after CAIR was founded, and, in return, CAIR raised money for HLF. Is there another violation of U.S. law here?

CAIR has also received funds from overseas organizations like WAMY (World Association of Muslim Youth) and IIRO (International Islamic Relief Organization). Both WAMY and IIRO are Saudi-funded groups whose U.S. offices were raided by the government because of their possible ties to Hamas and Al Qaeda.

Most notably, In 1999, CAIR received $250,000 from a Saudi-based bank headed by the former Director of the Muslim World League (MWL). Osama bin Laden identified MWL as a primary source of funds for Al Qaeda. Federal investigators raided MWL’s U.S. offices. It is not a far reach to see that CAIR received money from a source the leader of Al Qaeda recognized was a “primary” source of funding for AQ.

It should be noted the information in this article is a small amount of the massive evidence revealing the Council on American Islamic Relations is a Hamas entity whose role in the greater Islamic Movement here is to “support terrorists” as the U.S. Department of Justice has stated. They do this in a variety of ways. As a matter of fact, CAIR’s website acknowledges that all money donated to it via zakat goes to jihad fisabillillah – the seventh category under Islamic Law – but maybe we should save that discussion for another article.

As CAIR launches its attacks against honorable Americans like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser who are standing firm on the truth about a real and present threat to the American people and our nation, another question must be asked…

Where are the U.S. agencies charged with protecting and defending Americans like Dr. Jasser, and why are they not shutting CAIR down, arresting its leaders, and seizing all of its assets? Maybe they haven’t seen the facts.
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Blog Editor: As I was doing a little reading on the info in these posts I came across a video presenting a Brigitte Gabriel speech about Radical Islam in the USA (55 minutes). I found it interesting enough to include it here.

 

VIDEO: BRIGITTE GABRIEL

 

Published by RamonaTEAD

Published on Nov 16, 2012

 

An Evening with Brigitte Gabriel, hosted by Ramona TEA’d that the Ramona Mainstage, August 2, 2012.

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Radical Islam Shaking & Moving U.S. Govt.

John R. Houk

© March 12, 2014

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CAIR’s Attack on Zuhdi Jasser’s Funders Begs the Questions:
Who is CAIR and Where Does Its Money Come From

 

John Guandolo is the founder of UnderstandingtheThreat.com and the author of the book Raising a Jihadi Generation, detailing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement in the United States. He works closely with ACT! for America and helped with the creation of ACT’s Thin Blue Line Project which educates law enforcement, military, and intelligence professionals about the threat from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement, and gives them investigative tools and strategies for addressing this threat. Mr. Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former active duty combat Marine Infantry and Reconnaissance Officer, and a former Special Agent with the FBI. For more information, please go to www.UnderstandingtheThreat.com.

 

ACT for America is an issues advocacy organization dedicated to effectively organizing and mobilizing the most powerful grassroots citizen action network in America, a grassroots network committed to informed and coordinated civic action that will lead to public policies that promote America’s national security and the defense of American democratic values against the assault of radical Islam. We are only as strong as our supporters, and your volunteer and financial support is essential to our success. Thank you for helping us make America safer and more secure.

I have doubts about a Reformed Islam


Walid Shoebat

John R. Houk

© July 14, 2011

 

Is reform possible in the religion known as Islam? Anything is possible in Christ; however as long Islam stands with the belief that Mohammed was an inerrant person and that Islamic holy words do not promote violence then there will be little room for reform in the Western sense.

 

I stipulate there is indeed a reform going on in Islam today but that reform is nothing that benefits Freedom (e.g. speech and religion), Liberty and human Civil Rights. That reform movement today is the call of numerous Muslims who might be described as Salafist, Wahhabi, and Deobandi (GlobalSecurity.org has icky pop-ups but the info is great) and so on. This reform is a call to return to the purist days of Mohammed and his companions when conquest, civilization destruction and harsh treatment of non-Muslims existed.

 

Here is a Shoebat.com video that I placed on YouTube that is a discussion between Walid Shoebat, Robert Spencer and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser about reform in Islam.

 

 

The Shoebat.com email I received sent me to the video describing Walid Shoebat’s thoughts on reforming Islam. The email was sent by Keith Davies Executive Director Walid Shoebat Foundation. Davies reports that Shoebat does not believe there is a reform in Islam going on currently. Further Shoebat criticizes Dr. Jasser’s exposure as a moderate Muslim is quite probably a distorted picture. Shoebat states that Dr. Jasser represents an extreme minority of Muslims trying to reform Islam into the 21st century. Shoebat goes out of his way to admire Dr. Jasser’s bona fide desire for a peaceful reform in Islam, BUT utilizing Dr. Jasser as a mainstream representative of Moderate Islam is a bit deceptive.

 

Many of us have seen Dr. Zuhdi Jasser on Fox News and other media outlets touted as a Muslim moderate and reformer. In this important piece Walid explains the issues on Islamic reformation.

While Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is an upstanding citizen his views of Islam are not held by more than a handful of Muslims in the West and the Middle East yet his media exposure far transcends the representation he has in the Muslim Community.

On the following link you can find a clip of a powerful debate which includes Walid Shoebat, Robert Spencer and Dr Zuhdi Jasser as well as a comprehensive article by Walid Shoebat on Islamic reformation.

 

Between Brigitte Gabriel believing in a Moderate Islam and Walid Shoebat criticizing the existence of a Moderate Islam, you can understand why I go back and forth on the fence about the existence in Islam of moderation: Some days yes and some days no.

 

Here is the Shoebat article.

 

JRH 7/14/11

Islam: Reformation or Transformation


Radical-Moderate Islam

John R. Houk

© March 29, 2011

 

Christopher Logan of Logan’s Warning is very displeased with Brigitte Gabriel’s distinction between Moderate Islam and Radical Islam. Logan is one of those that believe Islam is Islam as is inherent in Islamic holy writings.

 

I have long struggled back and forth internally about the existence of a Moderate Islam. I am fully aware that in America a significant amount of the Muslim community subscribe to America’s concept of constitutional freedom as is guaranteed by the first ten Amendments which are called the Bill of Rights. Of those ten Amendments the First Amendment is the big dog of civil liberty guaranteeing Free Speech, Religious Freedom, Free Press, Free Open Protest, Freedom to petition the government without fear of retribution and no government interference of the practice of religion.

 

I also know that most of the Mosques in America receive their Islamic religious and theological literature from the Saudi Arabian dime. This means that purist Islam of the Wahhabis (and Muslim Brotherhood) niche, which the Western media asserts is a minute minority in Islam, is what American-Muslims read. Also if one ever takes a peek at angry Muslims in Islamic dominated lands it is difficult to believe that those who are supposed to be the Islamic majority subscribe to a moderate interpretation of Islam. When one reads about mass Muslim protests over idiotic cartoons of Mohammed in an unflattering expression, there was not so much a demonstration of a religion of peace and more of a demonstration of  religion threatening violence and calling for murder and revenge on embassies that allowed Mohammed cartoons to be freely published in Western media. Also it is becoming common in Muslim dominated lands for hateful and violent persecution to be executed upon Christians. This violence leads to pogrom-style destruction of Christian Churches and property that often leads to rape and kidnapping of women as well as death to Christians that are in the way of the Islamic pogrom-style madness.

 

Now back to those Muslims that wish us non-Muslims to believe most Muslims are moderate and religion of peace kind of guys, I need to refer to a Muslim that has really become the face of Islamic “reform” in America – Dr. Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser.

 

Dr. Jasser is very anti-Islamist and pro-Moderate Islam. No one disputes his antagonism toward radical Islam and his complaint that the most known Muslim organizations in America have an Islamist and/or Muslim Brotherhood connection. The many that are critical of Dr. Jasser dispute his claim that most Muslims in America are moderate because they don’t actually attend the radicalized Mosques (which seems to be the majority) in America. This criticism goes back to those that believe Islam is Islam as it is recorded in the Quran, Hadith and Sira (combination of Sunna and Hadith). This is the very purist Islam that the Muslims we call radical subscribe to. The actual reform movement in Islam is the call to a return to the Islam established by Mohammed and congealed by the Four Rightly Guided Caliphs. This is the very purist Islam that the Muslims we call radical subscribe to. The reform called by Dr. Jasser is the eschewing of the violent concepts in Political Islam which is the majority portion of Sharia Law. Though many of us kafir (non-Muslims) might call this reform, it is actually a transformative call by Dr. Jasser and the few that follow his (what I believe to be) noble call to change Islam into an actual religion of peace.

 

Dr. Jasser’s assertion that most American-Muslims are moderate is because American-Muslims do not follow the radical Islam that permeates most American Mosques. Dr. Jasser’s critics believe that is a deluded fallacy. Ergo, if Dr. Jasser is preaching a fallacy he must be a deceiving liar. Debbie Schlussel who complains about many prominent exposers of radical Islam as being con artists and/or plagiarists of her journalistic pieces says this about Dr. Jasser:

 

You see, the message Mr. Jasser is spreading is contrary to the one he claims in the movie. The movie warns of the homegrown jihad we’ve been warning about for years, since before 9/11. But Jasser’s statements regularly contradict the movie. He’s two-faced, and a liar. And you simply can’t believe a single piece of fertilizer coming out of his mouth. He openly lied to me in an e-mail, claiming he’d never discussed a topic on Detroit radio, which he expressly did discuss on the air for a full half-hour.


Jasser has consistently appeared on Detroit radio shows and TV and radio shows around the country, saying the usual bullcrap, i.e., that Islam is a peaceful religion, that the majority of Muslims are peaceful because they don’t belong to a mosque, that CAIR and MPAC and ISNA, etc. don’t represent Islam.

 

 

Sorry, but that’s baloney. Islam is not peaceful. Whether or not Muslims belong to a mosque is not the determinant of their radicalism, only an adding factor. I know some extremely secular Muslims who drink alcohol and haven’t been to a mosque in decades. But they love Hezbollah and HAMAS and hate Jews, Christians, America, and Israel. If the majority of Muslims are really peaceful and don’t support terrorist groups, why did I see ten thousand Muslims–during the workday–marching on the streets of Dearborn and Detroit in support of Hezbollah and HAMAS in both 2006 and early 2009? Why do Bin Laden, HAMAS, Hezbollah, Ahmadinejad, and Nasrallah remain the most popular figures and entities in poll after poll of Muslims? Why do a third of young American Muslims support homicide bombings?

 

Dr. Jasser was kicked out of his mosque in Arizona, a pretty good sign that Islam is, in fact, radical, and they don’t want his pretentious claim otherwise. I’m sorry, but CAIR, ISNA, and MPAC do represent Islam more than he does. Far more, despite his claims otherwise. It’s like when Communist fantasists and utopians used to tell me that I can’t judge Communism by its manifestation and practice in the Soviet Union or Cuba or China, because they don’t practice “real” Communism and don’t represent this silent, imaginary majority of Communists worldwide who love peace and don’t throw people in jail for a life of torture for writing a poem. Sorry, Zuhdi, but you know better. And yet, you continue to lie. I asked Jasser how many Muslim members he has in his organization, the “American Islamic Forum for Democracy,” and he didn’t respond. He’s told others it’s about 100. That’s not even negligible. It’s downright embarrassing.

 

Not negligible are the speaking fees and other payments and funding Dr. Jasser is getting from this speaking tour, a good chunk of it courtesy of the Clarion Foundation, which in using him as its two-faced spokesman seems not to heed its own eponymous clarion call. I dream (and will forever dream) of the day we will see a Muslim (which means an ex-Muslim) or an Arab who is actually putting forth a consistent, truthful, truly peaceful message . . . and not some uninformed double-talk, milked as a money-making enterprise. Jasser, Hanan Tudor a/k/a “Brigitte Gabriel,” Walid Shoebat, and other frauds have all made a mint after they opened up shop post-9/11 (and lying about what and who they are). Before then, they were nowhere to be seen. Apparently, the underside of the rock was quite cozy ’til then, but afterward the outside suddenly became far “greener.” (The Sad Truth About Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser–Star, Narrator, & Producer of “The Third Jihad” Mar. 12, 2009 2:45 PM)

 

As you can see Schlussel is not pleased with a lot of people that actually have the same agenda of exposing Islam. Schlussel seems to believe that any defense of the existence of “Moderate Islam” must have an agenda of self-aggrandizement for gain; thus the Gabriels, the Jassers and the Shoebats criticizing Radical Islam deceive to make money because they lie or are plagiarizing the Schlussel journalism. Honestly I believe every one of the people Schlussel castigates has accomplished a great service in exposing the agenda of Islam in America. I have never heard that Brigitte Gabriel’s name is Hanan Tudor (Where did that come from?). If Gabriel had an alternative name, what is the implication?

 

I have kind of taken the middle road about the nature of Islam. According to Islamic holy writings that affect non-Muslims, the religion of Islam is evil. Muslims that declare they practice a moderate path of Islam simply means that Moderate Muslims wittingly or unwittingly disregard the portions of Islam that are doom and gloom in this present physical time for non-Muslims. All Muslims that call for a return to the practices of the early days of Islam are calling for a reformation to the pure days of Islam. The Muslims that call for an updated or a modernized Islam are calling for the elimination of the portions that call for defending the faith with a good physical offence (i.e. with violence) to propagate or to force submission of non-Muslims to the supremacy of Allah and Islam. Frankly my friends if you find a Muslim that denies that all of the examples of the perfect man, their prophet Mohammed, that Muslim person is part of a very miniscule minority in which the Muslim will find their life is endangered.

 

Does this mean that Muslims no matter how few they are, such as Dr. Jasser, should be criticized because they have a vision for an Islam that is actually a religion of peace in more than in mere deceptive propaganda? As long as the desire for a new kind of Islam exists among Muslims, it will be a noble desire.

 

I have to admit I sense it is a bit of dangerous territory for non-Muslims to believe in an Islamic transformation. Multicultural diverse Leftists that are deluded about the validity of all cultures whether evil, good or foreign are understandable. However, for Conservatives and those that wish to expose the nature of Islam by writing about the tenets of radical Islam as distinct from Islam itself is a path with good intentions yet probably doomed to failure. The only way for a transformed Islam is for a charismatic figure within the substructure of the Islamic faith that has the ability to catch the mind of Muslims to abandon the medieval-intolerant-global empire mindset of purist Islam. I am afraid such a person would be a miracle for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It would be a miracle for Muslims in the sense that the Clerics are self-indoctrinated and they indoctrinate their followers that Islam is pure and all else is false; even if the defense of the faith requires a violent action to correct even the least insult to Islam, Mohammed and Allah. Centuries of Islamic programming among Muslims has entrenched intolerance and Islamic Supremacy into their minds. I dare say that non-Muslims living in Muslim dominated lands have also been brainwashed to the point of accepting the supremacy of Islam; i.e. in following the rules of Sharia as it applies to non-Muslims not offending anything to do with Islam. So a Muslim willfully believes a dhimmi or pseudo-dhimmi life is better Islam. The offering of basic human right to religious freedom, free speech and freedom of conscious is anathema to the Islamic Supremacist mind especially in Muslim dominated lands.

 

In this sense Debbie Schlussel’s castigation of Brigitte Gabriel (Christian from Lebanon) and Walid Shoebat (Converted Christian and former Palestinian terrorist) might be a bit justified except for her use of bridge burning words that offends an ally in exposing Islam. It also brings one to an understanding of Christopher Logan’s frustration with Brigitte Gabriel and Dr. Jasser for looking for a Moderate Islam.

 

There was a serious effort in the nineteenth century to transform Islam away from its violent nature. Islamic Supremacism marginalized and persecuted that transformation attempt. The attempt of transformation was initiated by an Iranian by the name of Sayyid ‘Ali Muhammad Shirazi. Shirazi declared himself to be the Bab which translated into English means the gate or gateway or doorway and probably other synonyms I didn’t take time to look for. The Bab imagined himself to be the Hidden Twelfth Imam of the Twelver portion of Shias who are predominantly Iranian (once called Persians). The Bab’s effort to declare himself the Hidden Imam was a transformation movement within Shia Islam. Here is a summary of the Bab’s idea of Islamic transformation:

 

Babism (bä’bizum) [key], system of doctrines proclaimed in Persia in 1844 by Ali Muhammad of Shiraz. Influenced by the Shaykhi Shiite theology that viewed the Twelve Imams as incarnations of the Divine, Ali Muhammad proclaimed himself the Bab, the living door to the twelth Imam and the knowledge of God, and sent missionaries throughout Persia. He also announced a series of revelations, detailing the cosmogonic sequence, abrogating Islamic obligations and replacing them by a new set, structured around esoteric concepts such as the importance of the number 19. The year was hence divided into 19 months of 19 days each; the community was led by a council of 19 members. The movement placed special emphasis on the coming of the Promised One, who would embody all the tenets of the new religion. In 1848 the movement declared its complete secession from Islam and all its rites; upon the accession of a new shah, the Babi (the Bab’s followers) rose in insurrection and were defeated. Many of the leaders were killed, and the Bab was executed at Tabriz in 1850. Two years later, after an attempt on the life of the shah, there followed more persecutions. In 1863 the Babi were removed to Constantinople and later to Adrianople and Cyprus. After 1868 one group had its center in Acre under the leadership of Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri (known as Baha Ullah), the founder of the Baha’i faith, who declared himself the Promised One. (Babism; Fact Monster)

 

 

When the Bab was captured and tried for heresy by the Twelvers and imprisoned, the Babi followers went off on a jihad that turned into a Persian civil war. During this time the Bab was executed by firing squad. The Babi Jihad went on for a couple of years until it was ruthlessly put down resulting in the deaths of most of the leadership and thousands of Babis. One of the survivors of the lost Babi revolution was Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri. Husayn Ali was disturbed by the violence of the Bab, Babism and Islam. After a period of hiding Husayn Ali eventually ended up Acre (Akka and present day Israel) of the Syrian Magistrate of the Ottoman Empire. Husayn Ali was part of a split between the Babis. At that time a greater amount of Babis joined Husayn Ali’s version of a spiritual evolution of the Bab’s teaching. Husayn Ali became Baha’u’llah the founder of the Baha’i faith.

 

Baha’i is a religious movement founded in the 19th century by the Persian Bahaullah. It claims members in practically every country of the world. Objecting to polygamy, slavery of any kind, religious prejudices, and politicized religion, Baha’is call for world peace and harmony. The ideals of a world federalist government and a new world language are also a part of their teachings. Recognition of the common ground of all religions is seen as fostering this move toward global unity; Krishna, Buddha, Moses, Zarathustra, Jesus, and Muhammad are all recognized as divine manifestations, a series of prophets culminating in Bahaullah. Nonresistance, respect for persons, and legal recognition of the equal rights of both sexes constitute additional aspects of Baha’i teaching.

 

Baha’u’llah survived brief imprisonment in Iran/Persia and then was exiled to the Ottoman Empire who basically imprisoned him or placed on virtual house arrest for the rest of his life. Effectively Baha’u’llah was persecuted as a heretic from Islam by both the Shias of his homeland and the Sunnis of the Ottoman Empire.

 

Considering all that had happened in the 48 years beginning with the declaration of the Báb in 1844, Bahá’u’lláh’s passing on May 29, 1892 at about 3:00 A.M. might seem anticlimactic. He died quietly at the age of 75, still marginally a prisoner but permitted to live outside the walls of Akká in a mansion known as Bahjí. The relative tranquility of His final days on Earth stand in marked contrast to the tumult that had surrounded Him for much of His life, yet it proved to be merely the calm before another storm for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, His oldest son and appointed successor. (Read the rest of essay at Reflections on the Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh; Dale E. Lehman; Revised: 05/25/2001)

 

From a Christian perspective Baha’i is part of the many paths that are wide and lead to the destruction of the soul in which the human spirit is in danger of experiencing the second and final death. From an Islamic perspective Baha’i is the transformative path that would truly evolve Islam into a religion of peace.

 

Reformation in Islam is a return to Mohammed’s wickedness. A transformation in Islam will lead to the Mecca-Mohammed before the Hegira to Medina in which Mohammed became mad with power. Without that transformation there will be definitely a clash of civilizations between the West and the violent culture that is Islam.

 

JRH 3/29/11