Why Allah Is Not My “Father”… Or My God

I was recently asked on Quora, the question/answer site with over one billion monthly users, why Christians do not simply accept Allah, the God of Islam, as being our “Father”.  This, in its entirety, was my answer to that question..


If you watch any amount of mainstream news, or the endless propaganda coming from North American and European Muslims today, you’ve likely been convinced that Muslims believe Jesus was a good teacher or a great Prophet – and that, whie they might have issues with the Church and Christians, it’s all rainbows and unicorns when they think about Jesus.

 You’ve likely even heard that “Allah” is just another word for “God”.  I would imagine you’ve also heard that when you boil it all down, we all really serve the same God, underneath it all.

If you’ve heard all this and believed it – you’re in for a rude awakening.

There is a popular belief, spread often by non-Muslim Western nations’ readers, and of course by Muslims themselves, that not only is Islam a “religion of peace” (which is so ironic and outrageous, in light of the news we read every day, it’s almost humorous), but that Allah and the God of the Bible, and Jehovah of the Jewish Talmud, are all one and the same Divine being.

That is absolute rubbish, and as you are going to see, from quotes pulled from the Quran itself, not only does Islam believe that Christ is NOT the Son of God,  the Quran actually states that anyone believing that Jesus is the Son of God – should be destroyed by God for their perverted way of thinking.

Open your hearts and minds. We are in a war for our very souls.  And Islam is the self-declared enemy of the Cross.  We cannot allow anyone to tell us differently  – for we are being led to the slaughter if we do.

An Islamic meme which makes no bones about stating that Christ couldn’t be God, as Allah has never been “incarnated in other forms.” BLASPHEMY.

Before we get to Jesus, we need to focus on Allah in the Quran.  He is the central figure of the Islamic religion and the one who apparently created the world, and gave us all life.  But if you are being told that He and Jehovah God of the Bible are one and the same, you are going to have to take a second look at the very words from the pages of the Quran themselves.  Whoever Allah is, he is not what Christians would recognize as the God of the Bible.

Christianity teaches that Jesus is the Son of God, but the Quran says:

Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow)  2:

  • And they say, “None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a Christian.” That is [merely] their wishful thinking, Say, “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful.” (2:111)

So, the Quran teaches that it is wishful thinking for Christians to think they will enter Heaven through the work of Christ.  That is absolute BLASPHEMY

  • Yes [on the contrary], whoever submits his face in Islam to Allah while being a doer of good will have his reward with his Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve (2:112)

Continuing from the verse above, we see that only those who believe in Allah will be rewarded.  In other words, Christians and Jews don’t get any rewards in Heaven, as they don’t believe in Allah.

  • The Jews say “The Christians have nothing [true] to stand on,” and the Christians say, “The Jews have nothing to stand on,” although they [both] recite the Scripture. Thus the polytheists speak the same as their words. But Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which they used to differ.  (2:113)

  • And who are more unjust than those who prevent the name of Allah from being mentioned in His mosques and strive toward their destruction. It is not for them to enter them except in fear. For them in this world is disgrace, and they will have in the Hereafter a great punishment. (2:114)  They say, ” Allah has taken a son.” Exalted is He! Rather, to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. All are devoutly obedient to Him (2:116)  Indeed, We have sent you, [O Muhammad], with the truth as a bringer of good tidings and a warner, and you will not be asked about the companions of Hellfire. (2:119)  And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, “Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance.” If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.  (2:120)  Those to whom We have given the Book recite it with its true recital. They [are the ones who] believe in it. And whoever disbelieves in it – it is they who are the losers.  (2:121)  They say, “Be Jews or Christians [so] you will be guided.” Say, “Rather, [we follow] the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth, and he was not of the polytheists.”  (2:135)  

The Quran mentions in chapter 3, verses 52-53, that the disciples submitted to the faith of Islam:

Ask the Children of Israel how many a sign of evidence We have given them. And whoever exchanges the favor of Allah [for disbelief] after it has come to him – then indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.  (2:211)

But when Jesus felt [persistence in] disbelief from them, he said, “Who are my supporters for [the cause of] Allah ?” The disciples said,” We are supporters for Allah. We have believed in Allah and testify that we are Muslims [submitting to Him. (Quran Surah Al-Imran 52-53)

The longest narrative involving Jesus’ disciples is when they request a laden table to be sent from Heaven, for further proof that Jesus is preaching the true message:

Behold! the disciples, said: “O Jesus the son of Mary! can thy Lord send down to us a table set (with viands) from heaven?” Said Jesus: “Fear Allah, if ye have faith.”

They said: “We only wish to eat thereof and satisfy our hearts, and to know that thou hast indeed told us the truth; and that we ourselves may be witnesses to the miracle.”
Said Jesus, the son of Mary: “O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us—for the first and the last of us—a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs).”

Allah said: “I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one among all the peoples.” (Quran Surah Al-Ma’ida 112-115)

In Islam, Jesus is believed to have been the precursor to Muhammad, attributing the name Ahmad to someone who would follow Jesus. Islam traditionally teaches the rejection of divinity, that Jesus was not God incarnate, nor the Son of God and, according to some interpretations of the Quran, the death and crucifixion is widely denied and not believed to have occurred.

Despite the earliest Muslim traditions and exegesis quoting somewhat conflicting reports regarding death and length of death, the mainstream Muslim belief is that Jesus did not suffer death but was instead raised alive to heaven.

That is a huge problem.  If Jesus did not die, then His blood was not shed for our sins.  Our sins are therefore not cleansed – we would continue to require the sacrifice of animals, and the shedding of their blood in order to merely cover, but not cleanse, us of sin.  The Bible says that Jesus “died (comma) and was buried (period), then ladies and gentlemen, we have a dead religion serving a dead God.  And we remain dead in our sins.

Islam would like to perpetuate this myth, because underneath it all, Islam is a false religion, which could only possibly have one source or founder – one who seeks to be as a God, one who seeks to replace God.  And Islam cannot accept Jesus in the form that He stated he was, because to do so would be to recognize Islam is a false religion.

Why do I say this?  Because Jesus Christ himself said:

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life – NO ONE comes to the Father but by me”.  (Johm 14:6)

So for a Muslim to say that Jesus was a good teacher, a good man or a good Prophet even would be nonsense, and a lie.  Jesus couldn’t possibly be ANY of those things if He was also a LUNATIC OR A LIAR.

Jesus didn’t say He was a good guy.  He didn’t claim to be a good teacher – He said He IS truth.  He doesn’t just possess truth, or share truth, or understand truth, nor is he one that lives in truth or walks in his Truth or whatever nonsense we hear today.  Jesus Christ said that He IS Truth.  Period.  If you want to know what’s real, who is the one you must serve, who has the backing of God the Father, and who rules and reigns the universe, look no further than Jesus Christ.  For either he’s a liar, a lunatic….

Or the Lord He said He was.

The Bible says that “Jesus died (comma), was buried (COMMA), AND THAT HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY”.  That’s the Good News friend – that tiny little punctuation mark, signifying that the story isn’t over – that there is so much more to Jesus than a dead God.

Today, I can go visit Mohammad’s grave.  Buddha’s gravesite is accessible for me to visit.  Joseph Smith, Jim Jones, David Koresh – there have been so many men over the centuries who came along and said “look at me, I have the truth”.  “Follow me, I know what I”m talking about” – and none of them did.

And in almost every case, they had to do something about Jesus Christ first.  They had to write him out of their religion, or write him in as some secondary player.  Because keeping Jesus the way the Bible describes Him would be to confirm they are living in a false religion Creating a false religion is even worse – there is likely a special place in Hell for those like Mohammad, Joseph Smith and more, who have intentionally led millions astray – knowing FULL WELL that they weren’t God, nor His representatives on earth.

They all KNEW they were just mere men, but somehow they convinced millions to go along with them over the centuries, because they may have had some learned truth deep inside.  The Devil can tell the truth too – just enough to convince you he’s real.  Then, when he has you, you may even start to realize you have been deceived.  At that point, you may be in such bondage to the religion chosen – such is the case with Islam – that you can’t break free.

Islam teaches that you must pray 5 times a day.  You can’t ever escape it – because in Islam, there is no overall forgiveness of sins.  You are bound to a sense of religious duty, or you will die in your sins.  It is terribly sad that so many millions of people are so bound by Islam, that they can’t put it down to review another possibility for faith – it is always before them, always surrounding them, and to deny it could even mean death.  As long as they are kept busy with the trappings of faith, they can ignore the fact that their religion isn’t changing them positively on the inside, isn’t bringing them hope or peace or assurance of life after death, or health when they are sick.

To be blunt, if they ever had an encounter with the teachings or person of Jesus Christ, they would realize right away they were being hoodwinked where they were.  However, most religions have a response for the teachings and person of Jesus – either they discredit Him as being lesser than He is, or they discredit His followers’ weaknesses as proof that He couldn’t possibly be that great of a God.

They don’t explain, however, how they are justified in their faith, when many of them are even weaker than we are.

After all, it is not Christians that are accused the most of terrorist attacks globally.

Mahatma Gandhi said, concerning believers in Christ:

“I like your Christ.  I do not like your Christians.  Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

But wait – Gandhi never said that.  There’s no proof that quote ever came from him.  But so desperate are some to discredit Jesus or the Church, they are convinced that making up nonsense about either is better than nothing. A similar quote appears to be from an Indian philosopher named Bara Dada. The full quote from Dada appears to be from the mid-1920s:

“Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians, you are not like him.”

With all due respect, the personal opinion of some “philosopher” is of little value to me.  Jesus truly IS as ideal and wonderful as the man claimed, and what difference does it make whether man is weak and frail or not, it’s not a reflection on the God we serve, nor can one say “Yah, God’s got some great ideas, but Christians just wreck it for me”.

If you are that weakminded that you can only follow a philosophy or belief that is full of rock solid followers – you must not believe in ANYTHING then.  Because there are weak people in every industry, every career, every nation, every religion.  The above is much the same as saying “I like the laws around here, but the cops are so bad, they wreck it for me, so I can’t respect the law now.”  Well, Good News then – the law doesn’t care whether you respect it, or like its enforcement agencies or not.

Go ahead and break the law, thinking that you are justified in doing so.  Jail will be just as small, the food just as nasty, and orange will be just as much the new black.  The law doesn’t care if you respect it, agree with it, appreciate it, understand it or accept it.  If you don’t obey it, you will be punished by it – and you have no choice in that matter.  (Shawn Jorgensen)

The same is true of God – go ahead and deny His teachers or that of Jesus Christ, stating that Christians have wrecked it for you, or “but I’ve got my guy – I think I’ll just continue to go along with him.”  Well, that’s entirely your choice, but you’re still going to Hell regardless.  Jesus isn’t an OPTIONAL God, like a side of fries with a hamburger.

Jesus is GOD.  Mohammad never said he was a God.  Neither did Buddha, Confusicious, Joseph Smith or a host of others.

Oh but Jesus?  Yah, they all have a replacement, a crisis actor all trained up and ready to go to try to replace him.  It’s Jesus all the religions of the world are gunning for.  It’s Jesus they cannot just allow to exist, nor can they allow His teachings to spread very far.

Because they all know He’s the real deal, and His very existence confirms that they are liars and frauds.  There aren’t “options” when it comes to religion.  There’s Jesus or there’s Hell.  Period.  He’s not a menu item on the religious buffet of the week.  He’s the only game in town.  Run after your circus acts all you want to – it doesn’t make them any more real life than before.  Watching too many cartoons, even believing they are all true, still won’t make them real, no matter what you think.

The Bible says that “it’s appointed for man once to die, and then the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).  You don’t get to come along after the fact and say “oh, I don’t believe in any of that”.  5 minutes after you die, as you stand before God, He’s not going to be concerned about your belief system at that point, because for you, it will then be already too late to change anything anyway.   One can not simply take Islam back for a full refund, once you realize you have a dead, defective religion that didn’t save you from your sins and keep you from the wrath of almighty God.

If the Indian philospher mentioned previously believed that Jesus really was so ideal and wonderful, why isn’t he following Jesus Himself?  Oh, he’s not following Jesus because Christians are such bad examples?  Nice try, but that sounds like fake news to me.

Jesus Christ has taught every man all they need to know to accept Him and live out their lives.  The Quran even contains some of the teachings of Christ. In fact, here’s a little known fact – Jesus is mentioned by name much more often than Mohammad is!  This “secondary player”, even as a good prophet, gets more play time in Islam than the head messenger Mohammad himself!

The fact that Islam rejects the teachers of Christ as weak or a lie, but still tries to propogate the belief that they admire Jesus is nonsensical.  You can’t call Jesus a liar and a Prophet at the same time.  You can’t cherry pick the teachings and beliefs you want, and reject the rest.  Jesus is ALL OR NOTHING.

Muslims believe that anyone rejecting their faith can be killed.  Nearly 100 times in the Quran, it gives them permission to kill non-Muslims who will not accept the faith.  They spread their religion, not through love, one person at a time – but through conquering nations by the sword.  In a sense, that’s cheating when it comes to creating a religion.  Unfair advantage – just gather enough of an  army together, and the rest is all down to majority rules.

Why do you think they want to immigrate to non-Muslim countries with some intense volumes of people?  It’s an invasion!  They want to seek to weaken our flanks and to slowly erode our freedom of relgion.

Here’s the bottom line –  Islam came along at least 700 years after Jesus had already left for Heaven again.  They don’t get to define terms or who God or Jesus are.  They don’t get to decide for the rest of us whether Jesus died and was raised again or not. 

They are a false religion in the opinion of the Church, and Mohammad merely tried to respond to the Christian presence throughout the world, by creating this religious system.  The religious aspect of Mohammad was quickly lost behind the military actions he took, as the religion at the time never really took root.  So he conquered by the sword, spreading his “faith” by force.

 Muslims call Jews and Christians “polytheists” (worshippers of many gods) several times in the Qu’ran. Where on earth do they get the idea that either Jews or Christians promote such nonsense – where’s the proof that we influence those type of people?

 And Allah is to judge believers in Christ?  That’s odd, because the Bible says that “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  (Romans 8:1)

The Qu’ran of course speaks to the deity and Sonship of Christ in the Trinity as well:

And yet some people assert, “God has taken unto Himself a son!” Limitless is He in His glory!  Nay, but His is all that is in the heavens and on earth; all things devoutly obey His will. (2:116 (Asad)

Some assert” that God has taken a son? So in other words, the Quran is debating this?  It seems so. And those people “asserting” this are Christians, of course. How convenient that Islam gets to comment on other religions and their followers, trying to have the last word, like it matters to the teachings of the Bible whether Islam comments on them afterwards or not.  The Bible says that “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever!” (Hebrews 13:8)

An original, such as a work of art, is never at the mercy of a cheap copy.  Neither is the person and the teachings of Jesus Christ made lesser than by some invented religion that comes along centuries later, trying to discredit it or assimilate its main characters into their religious fiction.

NEVER let anyone tell you that a Muslim accepts Jesus Christ as He truly is.  That is a lie from the pit of Hell.  Al-An’am (The Cattle) – 6:101 [read in context] says:

“The Originator of the heavens and the earth! How could it be that He should have a child without there ever having been a mate for Him – since it is He who has created everything, and He alone knows everything?”- 6:101 (Asad)

This is the weakest and most nonsensical statement of them all.  God is not limited in his ability to have a Son, who could exist from eternity past until now, just like God does Himself.  God is the Creator – He wouldn’t require the same physical methodology of reproducing as man does.  HE CREATED the system that man uses to have children – he’s not bound by its principles, any more than God must adhere to the principles of time, space, gravity, and a host of other concepts that man is bound to or constrained by on earth. 

And if Jesus is God, He would not be created at all – he simply would exist forever past, present and future as His Father does.  The Holy Spirit as well has always been – He was not manufactured by God at some point down the road – He has always been.

Islam is going to have to do a lot better than that. 

At-Tauba (The Repentance) – 9:30 [read in context]

AND THE JEWS say, “Ezra is God’s son,” while the Christians say, “The Christ is God’s son.” Such are the sayings which they utter with their mouths, following in spirit assertions made in earlier times by people who denied the truth! [44] [They deserve the imprecation:] “May God destroy them!” [45] How perverted are their minds! [46] – 9:30 (Asad)

So when people try try to tell you the God of the Bible and Allah are one – NEITHER Christianity nor Islam believes that at all, and in fact each believes the other is a FALSE GOD. Islam goes one step further, saying that God should destroy us for believing in Jesus being God’s Son.  And when Muslims say Jesus was a Prophet or a good teacher, they lie because Jesus said He was the Son of God and they consider such belief “perverted”.

The Bible says that “you shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32).  I encourage you to read the teachings of Jesus from the Bible, which is the only book that has the legitimate right to speak for Him.  And by all means, look at the fruits of Christianity and Islam, as propogated by their members.  Christianity has founded more hospitals, social service agencies, schools, universities, and has done more charitable work, even among Muslims, than Islam could ever even claim amongst its own – and Islam has NO charitable works targetting non-Muslims in need.  That should tell you everything.

But MOST TELLING of all – Baptists are not beheading people.  Catholics are not throwing gays off of buildings.  Lutherans are not stoning adulterers to death.  Presbyterians don’t cut the hands off of thieves.  And NO Christian organization feels the legitimate right to EXECUTE those who walk away from the Church.

Islam will answer for much someday.   But for now, let their actions speak for them – over 35,000 terrorist attacks globally since 9/11 and counting.  That’s not a character flaw, a statistical anomaly, a mistake or an aberration.  That much effort to bring suffering to the world shows the true heart of the religion.

I declare the statement of faith of Joshua, who led the children of Israel into the Promised Land after the death of Moses (from Joshua 24:15):

“Choose you this day whom you will serve.  As for me and my house…
WE WILL SERVE THE LORD”.

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
Calling Out Community
Posted:
June 5, 2019
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Jesus: Through Muslim Eyes

Following our popular article “Easter: Through Muslim Eyes”, published Easter 2016, we want to take a look today at what the Quran, and Muslims, say about Jesus Christ himself.

Believe it or not, Jesus is the most mentioned person in the Quran; 25 times by the name Isa, 3rd-person 48 times, 1st-person 35 times, the rest through his titles and attributes.  That’s right – Jesus is in the Quran more than Muhammad!  Here’s the catch – in the Quran, Jesus is the precursor / John the Baptist figure for Muhammad.  And regardless of whether He’s talked about as a Prophet, a “pure boy” as the Quran also states, even born of a virgin – Jesus is most definitely NOT considered to be the Son of God, as you will soon see.  


If you watch any amount of mainstream news, you have likely been convinced that Muslims believe Jesus was a good teacher or a great Prophet, and that they may have issues with the Church and Christians, but not with Christ.  You’ve likely even heard that “Allah” is just another word for “God”.  I would imagine you’ve also heard that when you boil it all down, we all really serve the same God, underneath it all.

If you’ve heard all this and believed it – you’re in for a rude awakening.

There is a popular belief, spread often by non-Muslims, Western nations’ leaders, and of course by Muslims themselves, that not only is Islam a “religion of peace” (which ironic, outrageous and oddly humorous, in light of the news we read every day), but that Allah and the God of the Bible, and Jehovah of the Jewish Talmud, are all one and the same Divine being.

That is absolute rubbish, and as you are going to see, from quotes pulled from the Quran itself, not only does Islam believe that Christ is NOT the Son of God,  the Quran actually states that any one believing that Jesus is the Son of God – should be destroyed by God for their perverted way of thinking.   Open your hearts and minds, folks. We are in a war for our very souls.  And Islam is our declared enemy.  We cannot allow anyone to tell us differently  – for we are being led to the slaughter if we do.

Before we get to Jesus, we need to focus on Allah in the Quran.  He is the central figure of the Islamic religion and the one who apparently created the world, and gave us all life.  But if you are being told that He and Jehovah God of the Bible are one and the same, you are going to have to take a second look at the very words from the pages of the Quran themselves.  Whoever Allah is, he is not what Christians would recognize as the God of the Bible.

Christianity teaches that Jesus is the Son of God, but the Quran says:

Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow)  2:

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    Why is Christ always making Satanic hand gestures with his right hand in almost EVERY Catholic and Muslim painting of Him?

    And they say, “None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a Christian.” That is [merely] their wishful thinking, Say, “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful.” (2:111) 

    • So, the Quran teachers that it is wishful thinking for Christians to think they will enter Heaven through the work of Christ.  That is absolute BLASPHEMY
  • Yes [on the contrary], whoever submits his face in Islam to Allah while being a doer of good will have his reward with his Lord. And no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve (2:112)  

    • Continuing from the verse above, we see that only those who believe in Allah will be rewarded.  In other words, Christians and Jews don’t get any rewards in Heaven, as they don’t believe in Allah.
  • The Jews say “The Christians have nothing [true] to stand on,” and the Christians say, “The Jews have nothing to stand on,” although they [both] recite the Scripture. Thus the polytheists speak the same as their words. But Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that over which they used to differ.  (2:113)  

  • imageedit_8_7949332527.jpgAnd who are more unjust than those who prevent the name of Allah from being mentioned in His mosques and strive toward their destruction. It is not for them to enter them except in fear. For them in this world is disgrace, and they will have in the Hereafter a great punishment. (2:114)  They say, ” Allah has taken a son.” Exalted is He! Rather, to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. All are devoutly obedient to Him (2:116)  Indeed, We have sent you, [O Muhammad], with the truth as a bringer of good tidings and a warner, and you will not be asked about the companions of Hellfire. (2:119)  And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion. Say, “Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance.” If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.  (2:120)  Those to whom We have given the Book recite it with its true recital. They [are the ones who] believe in it. And whoever disbelieves in it – it is they who are the losers.  (2:121)  They say, “Be Jews or Christians [so] you will be guided.” Say, “Rather, [we follow] the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth, and he was not of the polytheists.”  (2:135)  Ask the Children of Israel how many a sign of evidence We have given them. And whoever exchanges the favor of Allah [for disbelief] after it has come to him – then indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.  (2:211)

The Quran mentions in chapter 3, verses 52-53, that the disciples submitted to the faith of Islam:

When Jesus found Unbelief on their part He said: “Who will be My helpers to (the work of) Allah?” Said the disciples: “We are Allah’s helpers: We believe in Allah, and do thou bear witness that we are Muslims.
Our Lord! we believe in what Thou hast revealed, and we follow the Messenger; then write us down among those who bear witness.”

— Quran Surah Al-Imran 52-53
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The Muslim Christ is a false god. He is not the Jesus of the Bible, stripped of His deity, and having not died for our sins, this false Christ CANNOT therefore beis not our Saviour – just as Muslims like Him to be. And what is with the feminine-looking Christ and Mohammad, that we see in virtually all Catholic and Muslim representations of Christ and Mohammad?”

The longest narrative involving Jesus’ disciples is when they request a laden table to be sent from Heaven, for further proof that Jesus is preaching the true message:

Behold! the disciples, said: “O Jesus the son of Mary! can thy Lord send down to us a table set (with viands) from heaven?” Said Jesus: “Fear Allah, if ye have faith.”
They said: “We only wish to eat thereof and satisfy our hearts, and to know that thou hast indeed told us the truth; and that we ourselves may be witnesses to the miracle.”
Said Jesus, the son of Mary: “O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us—for the first and the last of us—a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs).”
Allah said: “I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one among all the peoples.”

— Quran Surah Al-Ma’ida 112-115

In Islam, Jesus is believed to have been the precursor to Muhammad, attributing the name Ahmad to someone who would follow Jesus. Islam traditionally teaches the rejection of divinity, that Jesus was not God incarnate, nor the Son of God and, according to some interpretations of the Quran, the death and crucifixion are widely denied and not believed to have occurred.  Despite the earliest Muslim traditions and exegesis quoting somewhat conflicting reports regarding death and length of death, the mainstream Muslim belief is that Jesus did not suffer death but was instead raised alive to heaven.

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The name “Jesus son of Mary” written in Islamic calligraphy followed by “Peace be upon him

That is a huge problem.  If Jesus did not die, then His blood was not shed for our sins.  Our sins are therefore not cleansed – we would continue to require the sacrifice of animals, and the shedding of their blood in order to merely cover, but not cleanse, us of sin.  The Bible says that Jesus “died (comma) and was buried (period), then ladies and gentlemen, we have a dead religion serving a dead God.  And we remain dead in our sins.

Islam would like to perpetuate this myth, because underneath it all, Islam is a false religion, which could only possibly have one source or founder – one who seeks to be as a God, one who seeks to replace God.  And Islam cannot accept Jesus in the form that He stated he was, because to do so would be to recognize Islam is a false religion.

Why do I say this?  Because Jesus Christ himself said:

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life – NO ONE comes to the Father but by me”. 
(John 14:6)

So for a Muslim to say that Jesus was a good teacher, a good man or a good Prophet even would be nonsense, and a lie.  Jesus couldn’t possibly be ANY of those things if He was also a LUNATIC OR A LIAR.

jesus_words__1024x650Jesus didn’t say He was a good guy.  He didn’t claim to be a good teacher or a good prophet of truth – He said He IS truth.  He doesn’t just possess truth, or share truth, or understand truth, nor is he one that lives in truth or walks in his Truth or whatever nonsense we hear today.  Jesus Christ said that He IS Truth.  Period.  If you want to know what’s real, who is the one you must serve, who has the backing of God the Father, and who rules and reigns the universe, look no further than Jesus Christ.  For either he’s a liar, a lunatic….

Or the Lord He said He was.

Good-Friday-Re-Enactment-22-1024x576The Bible says that “Jesus died (comma), was buried (COMMA), AND THAT HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY”.  That’s the Good News friend – that tiny little punctuation mark, signifying that the story isn’t over – that there is so much more to Jesus than a dead God.

Today, I can go visit Mohammad’s grave.  Buddha’s gravesite is accessible for me to visit.  Joseph Smith, Jim Jones, David Koresh – there have been so many men over the centuries who came along and said “look at me, I have the truth”.  Follow me, I know what I”m talking about – and none of them did.

And in almost every case, they had to do something about Jesus Christ first.  They had to write him out of their religion, or write him in as some secondary player.  Because keeping Jesus the way the Bible describes Him would be to confirm they are living in a false religion.  Creating a false religion is even worse – there is likely a special place in Hell for those like Mohammad, Joseph Smith and more, who have intentionally led millions astray – knowing FULL WELL that they weren’t God, nor His representatives on earth.

maxresdefault (1)They all KNEW they were just mere men, but somehow they convinced millions to go along with them over the centuries, because they may have had some learned truth deep inside.  The Devil can tell the truth too – just enough to convince you he’s real.  Then, when he has you, you may even start to realize you have been deceived.  At that point, you may be in such bondage to the religion chosen – such is the case with Islam – that you can’t break free.

Islam teaches that you must pray 5 times a day.  You can’t ever escape it – because in Islam, there is no overall forgiveness of sins.  You are bound to a sense of religious duty, or you will die in your sins.  It is terribly sad that so many millions of people are so bound by Islam, that they can’t put it down to review another possibility for faith – it is always before them, always surrounding them, and to deny it could even mean death.

As long as they are kept busy with the trappings of faith, they can ignore the fact that their religion isn’t changing them positively on the inside, isn’t bringing them hope or peace or assurance of life after death, or health when they are sick.

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Jesus is mentioned by name more in the Qu’ran than Mohammad is. But it’s not THE Christ of the Bible. He’s a fraud

To be blunt, if they ever had an encounter with the teachings or person of Jesus Christ, they would realize right away they were being hoodwinked where they were.  However, most religions have a response for the teachings and person of Jesus – either they discredit Him as being lesser than He is, or they discredit His followers’ weaknesses as proof that He couldn’t possibly be that great of a God.  They don’t explain, however, how they are justified in their faith, when many of them are even weaker than we are.  After all, it is not Christians that are accused the most of terrorist attacks globally.

Mahatma Gandhi said, concerning believers in Christ:

“I like your Christ.  I do not like your Christians.  Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

But wait – Gandhi never said that.  There’s no proof that quote ever came from him.  But so desperate are some to discredit Jesus or the Church, they are convinced that making up nonsense about either is better than nothing. A similar quote appears to be from an Indian philosopher named Bara Dada, brother of Rabindranath Tagore. The full quote from Dada appears to be from the mid-1920s:

“Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians, you are not like him.”

With all due respect, I call BS here.  Jesus truly IS as ideal and wonderful as the man claimed, and what difference does it make whether man is weak and frail or not, it’s not a reflection on the God we serve, nor can one say “Yah, God’s got some great ideas, but Christians just wreck it for me”.  If you are that weak minded that you can only follow a philosophy or belief that is full of rock solid followers – you must not believe in ANYTHING then. Because ISLAM IS FULL of weak followers – as well as crazed ones that won’t think twice about blowing up a crowded market full of women and children in the name of Allah.

There are weak people in every industry, every career, every nation, every religion.  The above is much the same as saying “I like the laws around here, but the cops are so bad, they wreck it for me, so I can’t respect the law now.”  Well, Good News then – the law doesn’t care whether you respect it, or like its enforcement agencies or not.

quote-ignorance-of-the-law-is-no-excuse-in-any-country-if-it-were-the-laws-would-lose-their-thomas-jefferson-89-29-81.jpgGo ahead and break the law, thinking that you are justified in doing so.  Jail will be just as small, the food just as nasty, and orange will be just as much the new black.  The law doesn’t care if you respect it, agree with it, appreciate it, understand it or accept it.  If you don’t obey it, you will be punished by it – and you have no choice in that matter.

The same is true of God – go ahead and deny His teachers or the teachings of Jesus Christ HimselfTell Christ that Christians have wrecked it for you, or “but I’ve got my guy – I think I’ll just continue to go along with him.”  Well, that’s entirely your choice, but you’re still going to Hell regardless.  Jesus isn’t an OPTIONAL God, like a side of fries with a hamburger.  Jesus is GOD.  Mohammad never said he was a God.  Neither did Buddha, Confucious, Joseph Smith or a host of others.  Jesus did.  Several times in fact, and you MUST face what Jesus said about HIMSELF, before you can ever buy into what others say about Him.

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Islam allows Jesus to ascend to Heaven at the end of His ministry – but He didn’t die on the Cross first, according to them. So He’s not our risen Saviour – if HE NEVER DIED.

Oh but Jesus?  Yah, they all have a replacement, a crisis actor all trained up and ready to go to try to replace him.  It’s Jesus all the religions of the world are gunning for.  It’s Jesus they cannot just allow to exist, nor can they allow His teachings to spread very far.  Because they all know He’s the real deal, and His very existence confirms that they are liars and frauds.  There aren’t “options” when it comes to religion.

There’s Jesus or there’s Hell.  Period.  He’s not a menu item on the religious buffet of the week.  He’s the only game in town.  Run after your circus acts all you want to – it doesn’t make them any more real life than before.  Watching too many cartoons, even believing they are all true, still won’t make them real, no matter what you think.

The Bible says that “it’s appointed for man once to die, and then the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27)  You don’t get to come along after the fact and say “oh, I don’t believe in any of that”.  5 minutes after you die, as you stand before God, He’s not going to be concerned about your belief system at that point, because for you, it will then be already too late to change anything anyway.   One can not simply take Islam back for a full refund, once you realize you have a dead, defective religion that didn’t save you from your sins and keep you from the wrath of almighty God.

Whether you believed in it or not.  He really was so ideal and wonderful, as this man suggested, then why isn’t he following Jesus Himself?  Oh, he’s not following Jesus because Christians are such bad examples?  Nice try, but that doesn’t justify you staying where you are.  Whether or not he truly had legitimately terrible treatment by Christians or not, no one is going to be able to use that as an excuse when they stand before God.

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“Christian” mosaic icon in the Hagia Sofia mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. And here we go again, Jesus stuck as a baby on Momma’s knee. Powerless, yet somehow able to make a Satanic symbol with his right hand. And who are grandma and grandpa in this picture?

Jesus Christ has taught every man all they need to know to accept Him and live out their lives.  The Qu’ran even contains some of the teachings of Christ.  They fact that they reject those teachings as weak or a lie – but somehow still try to propogate the belief that they admire Jesus is nonsensical.  You can’t call Jesus a liar and a Prophet at the same time.  You can’t cherry pick the rules and teachings and beliefs you want, and reject the rest.

They believe that anyone rejecting the faith can be killed.  They believe that they have permission to kill non-Muslims if they will not accept the faith.  They spread their religion, not through love, one person at a time – but through conquering nations by the sword.  In a sense, that’s cheating when it comes to creating a religion.  Unfair advantage – just gather enough of an army together, and the rest is all downhill from there.

Why do you think they want to immigrate to non-Muslim countries with some intense volumes of people?  It’s an invasion!  They want to seek to weaken our flanks and to slowly erode our freedom of religion.

Easter-1Here’s the bottom line –  Islam came along at least 700 years after Jesus had already left for Heaven again.  They don’t get to define terms or who God or Jesus are.  They don’t get to decide for the rest of us whether Jesus died and was raised again or not.

They are a false religion in the opinion of the Church, and Mohammad merely tried to respond to the Christian presence throughout the world, by creating this religious system.  The religious aspect of Mohammad was quickly lost behind the military actions he took, as the religion at the time never really took root.  So he conquered by the sword, spreading their “faith” by force.

What do Muslims mean by the “polytheists speak the same as their words“?  Polytheism is the belief in many Gods.  Where on earth do they get the idea that either Jews or Christians promote such nonsense?  Because we believe in the TRINITY in Christian circles.  And Allah is to judge believers in Christ?  That’s odd, because the Bible says that “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  (Rom 8:1)

“And yet some people assert, “God has taken unto Himself a son!” Limitless is He in His glory!” [2:116], the Qu’ran states.

Some “assert” that God has taken a son? So in other words, the Quran is debating this?  It seems so.

 Nay, but His is all that is in the heavens and on earth; all things devoutly obey His will. – 2:116 (Asad)

Al-An’am (The Cattle) – 6:101 [read in context]

The Originator of the heavens and the earth! How could it be that He should have a child without there ever having been a mate for Him – since it is He who has created everything, and He alone knows everything? – 6:101 (Asad)

This is the weakest and most nonsensical statement of them all.  God is not limited in his ability to have a Son, who could exist from eternity past until now, just like God does Himself.  God is the Creator – He wouldn’t require the same physical methodology of reproducing as man does.  HE CREATED the system that man uses to have children – he’s not bound by its principles, any more than God must adhere to the principles of time, space, gravity, and a host of other concepts that man is bound to or constrained by on earth. 

And why would have had to create Jesus at all – why couldn’t Jesus have existed as long as the Father had?  The Holy Spirit as well has always been – He was not manufactured by God at some point down the road – He has always been.

Islam is going to have to do a lot better than that.

At-Tauba (The Repentance) – 9:30 [read in context]

AND THE JEWS say, “Ezra is God’s son,” while the Christians say, “The Christ is God’s son.” Such are the sayings which they utter with their mouths, following in spirit assertions made in earlier times by people who denied the truth! [44] [They deserve the imprecation:] “May God destroy them!” [45] How perverted are their minds! [46] – 9:30 (Asad)

So when people try to tell you that the God of the Bible and Allah are one – NEITHER Christianity nor Islam believes that at all, and in fact each believes the other is a FALSE GOD. Islam goes one step further, saying that God should destroy us for believing in Jesus being God’s Son.

So, in conclusion, when Muslims try to define Jesus, recognize they are doing so without any direct connection to Him when He was alive.  They created a religion 700 years later and conveniently made the central figure of the human race a cheerleader for their false religion.  Who could deny it – Jesus was long gone.  Yet they also re-defined who Christ even was at that time.  Explain how they would be able to do so, when not a single Islamic follower in world history was anywhere near Jesus when He walked on the Earth  Everything they state then is hearsay.

 Matthew 16:13-17 says it all, better than I ever could:

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 

15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus replied, Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 

 

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
Calling Out Community
Posted April 25, 2019
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Easter: Through Muslim Eyes

 Christians – do not be deceived. The war on Easter has begun in earnest. The end goal is nothing short of the complete eradication of the celebration of Easter from the Western, including Canada and the United States.


Let’s examine a quote and photo from a blog named Stand Up For Islam , which we found very revealing concerning Islam’s view on celebrations like Christmas and Easter. (Note: While we have supplied the link to the material for verification, visit their site sparingly.  Blogs may receive financial support through adviews, number of visitors, etc. and we do not want to see these funds go into Islamic hands.)

Christian parents of school-aged kids are witnessing the slow removal of any signs of celebrating the true meaning of Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.  They can be forgiven – even admired – for suggesting that they don’t care whether Jewish or Islam holidays are recognized in public schools, as long as Easter and Christmas continue to be celebrated unabated as well.

Sounds reasonable – but you’re out of touch with Islamic reality.  Here’s the ugly truth.  They don’t want to work with you and they HATE Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving.  They also believe that your willingness to be so open-minded is a disgusting sign of weakness.  They are taught to believe that you are a reprobate infidel as are your children, and our religious holidays to them are like Hallowe’en to many Christians.

Don’t believe me?  Fair enough. I present unedited (except to add definitions for Arabic words) the first 1/2 of a posting, and accompanying meme, entitled Easter and Islam from the above-stated blog.  The author is clearly upset:

“It saddens me to think that we are living in times when the Muslims are being misled, not only by the Christians and Hindus and Buddhists and those from other faiths – they are being misled by other Muslims! Celebrating festivals like Easter is haraam. [Refers to anything that is prohibited in the Qur’anMuhammad or would result in sin when committed by a Muslim].

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Although it may be viewed as harmless fun, having an Easter egg, sending Easter greeting cards, wishing Christians a Happy Easter, you are (as a Muslim) doing more harm than good. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) never adopted the ways of Jahiliyyah (ignorance) to try and bring people to Islam. And even if you’re just trying to be polite and neighborly, you are actually undermining the principles of Islam and keeping people in misguidance.

Other than that, there is the added problem of imitating the kuffaar [derogatory word for we infidels or unbelievers]. We are Muslims and we distinguish ourselves as being Muslims and following Islam. There is no need to follow the tradition of another religion, especially if we have been Commanded by Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) not to. Allah Has Prescribed for us the festivities we should follow and there is no need to add to this by following something else. If celebrating Easter or any other festival was allowed, it would have been stated in hadith or the Qur’an.”

Friend, a Muslim will never accept Easter as-is and will feel morally obligated to shut it down.  Church, you need to wake up.  We are not protecting chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts here.  The commemoration and celebration of the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and how they changed, and will always continue to change, humanity for the better, are at stake.  Easter is Christianity’s Good News – if that is silenced, the very foundation of our faith is blocked from society.  Which is exactly what Satan wants to see.

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By Islam Rising
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Calling Out Member
Posted: March 28, 2016, Updated: April 19, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!

The Faking of Middle East News

Occasionally a photo or video will come along that goes viral, captures the hearts or imaginations of the people, who in turn influence their respective governments, and real, positive change is made that changes the world for the better.

This story is about 3 such photos that all meet those qualifiers – all iconic in their own rights – but all 3 share a dirty little secret.  To be sure, the Middle Eastern events they portrayed shook us, made us cry, changed our lives and the policies of many of our nations… 

…and yet NONE of them ever actually happened.


the Threatened Palestinian boy

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You’ve likely seen it before: An IDF soldier aiming his rifle at a Palestinian’s head. No context is given – is the soldier about to execute the Palestinian at point-blank range?  The photo spreads via Facebook, reinforcing the (false) narrative of “Israeli aggression against Palestinian victims.”

However, this event never happened.  The latest charade in ‘Pallywood’ – a cottage industry dedicated to producing Palestinian propaganda – is now circulating on Facebook, showing “an Israeli rifle butt digging into a young Palestinian’s neck.”

Thankfully, Roi Rahmani, an alert media monitor, discovered another photo, this one showing the two Palestinian actors, appearing in a friendly selfie.  The entire story was later covered on Israel’s Channel 2 news.

(Credit: Roi Rahmani)

THE Burning Egyptian

(WARNING: graphic image.  Viewer discretion advised)

The following screenshot, published by Ahmed Mansour, a famed anchor on the Arabic Al Jazeera claimed that the following image is one of a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, being burned alive by the Egyptian Military – the narrative being that the current Egyptian government is putting ‘victim’ Brotherhood supporters to death.

The Brotherhood, under the leadership of President Morsi, were the government of Egypt from 2012-2013.  The organisation, founded in 1928, has a presence in governments around the world – but as of 2015 is considered a terrorist organisation by the governments of Bahrain, Egypt, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.  Not really the type one would get sympathy for.

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If you search on the internet to check the truth about that image, you will find out that the original image is of a 2008 South African protester, who tragically set HIMSELF on fire.  This was a very embarrassing revelation to Al Jazeera viewers, costing huge credibility in Egypt and beyond.

The Drowning Refugees

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A photo of refugees floating in life jackets, looking for help has been portrayed all over the media as indicative of the plight that Middle Eastern refugees endure every day.  on its own, it paints a grim picture of the risks that these refugees take, often with little kids with them in tow.

ONE SMALL PROBLEM – an uncropped version of the picture has surfaced, proving the photograph was selectively edited to persuade Americans into allowing open borders for refugees and to further liberal agenda.

(Credit: Bare Naked Islam)

The full image, provided by Bare Naked Islam, showed a group of young men standing about seven feet from the crisis.  The ‘treacherous sea’ is 2 feet deep at most. Surprisingly, the media did not add a shark fin into the photo.

What we can learn

The first, and most important thing that we can take away from the story is that all consumers of news (whether we read it in the paper,  watch it on TV, or listen to it on the radio) have a responsibility to not pass it on until we know it’s actually accurate.

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So many times I have friends come up to me and tell me a new story that they read online or seen on television that was just so ridiculously fake and so stupid, I able to shoot holes in the story right away…with simple logic or facts they couldn’t dispute.  So many people out there are gullible and naive followers of whatever comes their way – they don’t know what’s true and what’s not.

And some don’t even care. They’re looking for a biased opinion that meets their views – and whether it’s accurate or not is irrelevant.  It could be a ridiculous myth – that’s the battle we fight today in looking for truth.

I don’t care whether you’re a conservative or liberal, I think that any time a news media source that you rely on has shown an obvious bias towards your particular views or those of the opposition, they should be ignored.

And sadly, that doesn’t leave many trusted options.  Right wingers should not be relying on right wing news from Breitbart or Fox News to tell us the truth in every situation. Left wingers should not be relying on CNN or the mainstream media to tell them the truth. It behoves us to find the actual stories ourselves, often buried within the hyperbole and biased nonsense from both sides.  The “no man’s land” between left and right sources is often the truth of the story.

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We are not better informed about the particular issues of the day by listening to only the sources that we agree with. The only time that we will really learn anything about the world around us, and our response to it, is to watch both sides of a story.

One of the best little tools that I’ve ever found to help me know whether a certain online story is accurate or not is a website called TinEye.

You find a photo with an entire story developed around it, and you aren’t really sure you believe it.  Save the photo in question to your device and then upload it to TinEye – and in seconds it will tell you when this photo first appeared on the Net, who the sources were – and you can then click those links and see if the original sources have now disappeared.  It will also show you whether it has been doctored in the meantime.

It was with TinEye that I actually discovered that the drowning refugees’ story was based on a doctored photo – they had merely cropped it down and told a tale based on what was left.  TinEye’s technology somehow analyses the pixels in one photo, runs it against its 17 billion image database, and comes back and says “here are the photos that most closely resemble it” – which is amazing because it almost always finds many sources for the same pic – but cropped, recolored, etc.

You can then click on the original sources of the photo – and may then learn that this “battle in Ukraine” today was actually a photo from Russia 10 years ago.  Or a photo depicting something you are told has “just happened” may, in fact, have first appeared online years ago.

maxresdefault-2When fake news uses an image to tell a story it was never meant to tell, it costs the actual photographer or image owner, in reputation, etc.  They might not have intended for this photo to tell this story, and being connected to it could result in them being punished by their customers, with bad publicity, etc.

As Allen Murabayashi states in his excellent January 2017 article for Petapixel.com, The Problem of Fake Photos in Fake News:

Of course, the purveyors of today’s fake news aren’t concerned with misrepresentation. And they might not even be motivated by politics, but rather the potential profit from ads that can result from “going viral.”

As with any other form of image theft, photographers need to be practical about how to pursue infringement. But misrepresentation can damage a photographer’s credibility, so photographers would be wise to keep a vigilant eye out for real images used in fake ways.

Hear hear.  In fact, we would all be wise to do that.

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
Calling Out Community
Posted February 4, 2017

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Liberal Liars and the Trump Immigration Ban

 

On Friday, January 27, 2016, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order in which he partially banned immigration in the United States by citizens from seven different countries: Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Sudan.

This wasn’t a surprise since the president was fulfilling at least part of a campaign promise for a TOTAL ban on immigrants from Islamic countries for an indefinite period. The media firestorm has been daunting, and most people would not have been able to withstand the withering attacks in social media and in all major news outlets all day Saturday. They obviously know very little about Donald Trump.


UPDATE – JUNE 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order, restricting travel by residents of six countries into the United States for a period of 90 days – which included all of the original countries in the January 28 travel ban, with the exception of Iraq.  This new Order was crafted to counter the firestorm generated by the news media, and subsequent judiciary intereference in carrying out the original Order.

That same day, the United States Supreme Court said it would allow the government to implement parts of its suspended travel ban against citizens from the six Muslim-majority countries with one major caveat:  The ban cannot apply to those with “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

The state department has now attempted to define what counts as a “bona fide relationship.” Visa applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran, and Yemen will be able to enter the United States if they can prove that a close family member is already living in the US, according to a state department cable seen by the Associated Press. That includes parents, spouses, children, adult sons or daughters, son-in-laws or daughter-in-laws or siblings, but not “extended family members” like grandparents, aunts or uncles, cousins, in-laws, or fiancés.

ORIGINAL POST – JANUARY 28, 2017

Then, less a week after being sworn into office, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Friday, January 27 entitled: “PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES”, to fulfill at least part of a 2016 election campaign promise. (Full text of the Order may be found here).

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Now, this Executive Order isn’t even close to what the President promised to do, which initially was a total ban on Islamists coming into the United States. The libtard news media were outraged that a President would dare do the very thing he promised for 6 months or more to do on the campaign trail.  Utilizing the usual gaggle of half-baked celebrity interviews, and panels of “experts”, fake news networks like CNN practically frothed at the mouth with excitement over the story, which they believed would devastate Donald Trump politically.

After the Executive Order was signed, several leaders in the high-tech sector came out swinging against the ban, in a very calculated, concerted effort – and receivedreceving far more coverage from mainstream media than their positions or influence deserved.  Why this industry is so specifically harmed by this ban, or chosen as spokesmen for its opposition, is beyond me.  However, it should be of concern to federal regulators that privacy piranhas like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are also now admitting to be hiring people from extremely undesirable places in the world, none of which seem to have any kind of vibrant tech sector previously.  One could understand a backlash if we banned residents of India, for example, because they have a widely recognized tech sector.  But Iraq?  Yemen?  Somalia?  Give me a break – do they even have stable electricity in all of these countries?

Here are just a few of their tweets and statements

Google (CEO – @sundarpichai)
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Apple (CEO- @Tim_Cook)
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Microsoft (CEO – Satya Nadella)
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Throughout Saturday, January 28, several news outlets – CNN and the New York Times – were painfully obvious in their biased reporting of this Executive Order:

  1.  CNN reported that the ban affected 135 million people. The source of this “amazing statistic” (my codeword for “fake news”) is a mystery.  As IBI Times reported on August 13, 2015:

The immigrant population in the United States hit a record high of 42.1 million in the second quarter of this year, an analysis of monthly Census Bureau data by the Center for Immigration Studies, released Thursday, has revealed. The number of immigrants rose by 1.7 million since the same time last year. Immigrants currently comprise 13.3 percent of the nation’s total population, reaching the highest level in the nation in 105 years.

On average, there have been approx. 1 million immigrants a year, and this ban is currently for 4 months only maximum. In addition, the countries named have never been a big immigrant source for America, with the exception of Iraq in the top 10 nations, with at about 96,000 per year.

The countries affected by the ban include:

Iran:

  • ir-lgflagPopulation: 82,801,633 (July 2016 est.).
  • In America: 470,341 self-identified Iranian-American (2011 American Community Survey, US Census Bureau).
  • Religion: Muslim (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%)

Iraq:

Libya

  • ly-lgflagPopulation: 6,541,948 (July 2015)
  • In America: 2,979 self-identified Libyan-American (2000 US Census Bureau)
  • Religion: Muslim (official; virtually all Sunni) 96.6%, Christian 2.7%,

Somalia:

  • so-lgflagPopulation: 10,817,354 (July 2016 est.).
  • In America: 126,948 self-identified Somalian-American (US Census Bureau).
  • Religion: near 100% Muslim, small Christian minority

Sudan:

  • su-lgflagPopulation: 36,729,501 (July 2016 est.)
  • In America: 42,214 self-identified Sudanese-American (2013 American Community Survey, US Census Bureau)
  • Religion: 100% Muslim (100% Sunni)

Syria:

  • sy-lgflagPopulation: 17,185,170 (July 2016 est.)
  • In America: 154,516 self-identified Syrian-American (2015 US Census Bureau).
  • Religion: Muslim 87% (official; Sunni 74%, Alawi, Ismaili, Shia 13%), Christian 10%, Druze 3%

Yemen

  • Population: 27,392,779 (July 2016 est.)ym-lgflag
  • In America: 40,731 self-identified Yemeni-American (2014 Community Survey, US Census Bureau).
  • Religion: 99.1% Muslim (65% Sunni, 35% Shia)

One of the first things I noticed, of course, was that all the flags look the same except for Somalia, which was very strange. I’m sure it’s a coincidence but considering they are in different parts of the world, it’s unusual.

The second thing that I noticed, and probably the most important in terms of what we were just talking about – CNN’s figure of 135 million people being affected by this travel ban is FAKE NEWS.  First of all, as indicated above, there are only 42 million immigrants currently in America, growing by 1 million approximately per year. Secondly, in the 7 countries named – just the sheer number of people living in all 7 countries combined – there are over 219.6 million people.  So CNN literally pulled this number out of its collective rear end.

2.  All media outlets have called this is a ban on Muslims. – this is no more a ban on Muslims than calling off a Toronto Blue Jays game could be construed as shutting down Major League Baseball, or taking an item off of McDonald’s menu would be the same as shuttering the entire chain.

First off, Muslims can be found in all 196 countries of the world – so banning 7 countries out of 196 is 3.5%, not a total ban as the hysterical Left suggests. Nor is a ban on 220 million people in those 7 countries (and not all people living in those 7 countries are Muslim) out of 1.6 billion Muslims in the world (as of 2010, according to Pew Research) valid evidence of a total ban (its 13.7% maximum) on Muslims.  The following Muslim-dominated countries are NOT even affected by this travel ban:

3.   Big media also credits President Trump for picking the countries himself for this ban.  In fact, National Public Radio (NPR) contended that Trump picked countries the family doesn’t do business with.  Total BS. On January 21, 2016, President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security announced that it was placing limited restrictions on certain travellers who had visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria on or after March 1, 2011. In February 2016, Al Jazeera reported the Obama Administration added Libya, Yemen, and Somalia to the list of “countries of concern”. That is the COMPLETE LIST announced Friday.

4.   The Executive Order bans Muslims and/or bans these 7 specific countries. A link is provided above tp  the original Executive Order, which President Trump signed on Friday, January 26. The text of the Executive Order is being hosted by CNN – so there is no inherent Trump bias.

Protesters are very organized – this list was a single days’ activities on January 28. Who’s paying for this and why is #blacklivesmatter involved?

I defy you to read it from start to finish and find an example of more than ONE of those seven countries (besides Syria) that’s actually even named in the Executive Order. I defy you to also find the word “Muslim” or “Islam” anywhere in that Executive Order – IT DOES NOT EXIST.

The Executive Order refers to “foreign nationals admitted to the United States“, seeking “Suspension of Issuance of Visas and Other Immigration Benefits” to “nationals of countries of particular concern” – the administrative staff then simply used the Obama administration’s “countries of concern” list in their announcement.

It does target Syrian nationals specifically as, of course, there was a separate immigration outreach to them, and President Trump had made very clear on the campaign trail that he was not comfortable with it – because the US was letting in people who had never been properly cleared.  President Trump said that a system of “extreme vetting” would be developed to screen everyone from those 7 countries in the future – therefore suggesting that the ban was a temporary one at best.

SO LIBTARDS OF AMERICA REJOICE – there’s no monster hiding under your bed. There is one visible, however, at virtually every anti-ban protest. This particular monster lies to rile up the crowd – which is tantamount to SEDITION.

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
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Posted January 28, 2017.  Updated June 26, 2017

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Palestinian Phony Politics

I truly cannot think of any other place on earth where the government of a region so badly misrepresents or ignores the needs and wishes of its people, yet simultaneously receives such fanatical devotion and support from these same people – as we witness today within the Palestinian Authority.


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Mahmoud Abbas, third from right, the Palestinian Authority president, at a Fatah party conference on Tuesday in Ramallah, West Bank. (Credit: Palestinian Preaidential Office/Reuters)

On Tuesday, November 28, the New York Times reported that a special conference of the Fatah political party kicked off in the city of Ramallah, in Israel’s West Bank.

During the opening day, incumbent party leader Mahmoud Abbas was re-elected to another term  – and as a result, was handed a further mandate  as President of the Palestinian Authority.

Long before the conference took place, however, Abbas had already solidified his decade-long hold on power by  purging most of his opponents and stacking the deck with supporters in his favour. Those carefully selected delegates wasted little time in formally re-electing him as the leader of Fatah, the political party that controls the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank – a party closely connected to the Palestinian Liberation Organization  (PLO).

Thousands of Fatah delegates from around the world seated inside the conference hall. (Credit: Haytham Othman/MaanImages)
Thousands of Fatah delegates from around the world seated inside the conference hall. (Credit: Haytham Othman/MaanImages)

“Everybody voted yes,” a spokesman for Fatah, Mahmoud Abu al-Hija, told reporters who had not been allowed into the conference hall for the decision.

The conference, Fatah’s first in seven years, comes as the Palestinians face economic troubles, violent clashes among competing clans and the continuing Israeli so-called “occupation” of the West Bank.

Critics complain that Mr. Abbas’s leadership has grown out of touch. He responded to that criticism by demonstrating his continued grip on the Palestinian Authority and to rebuild the Fatah party leadership with allies.

Now 81 years old, Abbas will now be able to  also hold onto leadership for at least another five years, effectively silencing any opposition for the rest of the decade.

FULL STOPstop  Folks, you need to be made aware of a very important point here, and since most Western media won’t tell you this, we will: Mahmoud Abbas is NOT the legitimate President of the Palestinian Authority today, nor has he been for 7 years! 

Abbas has been a regular bit player in the Middle East drama played out on Western news programs and 24-hour channels for the last decade, and is always referred to as the “President of the Palestinian Authority”

Cable news has been rushing to the lowest common denominator for years and will just keep getting worse. (Credit: Saysomethingblogcom)
Cable news has been rushing to the lowest common denominator for years and will just keep getting worse. (Credit: Saysomethingblog.com)

What’s the lesson in this?  If the media tells a Big Lie enough times, we will eventually believe it as fact.  On that note,  here’s how the situation with the Palestinian Authority Presidency unfolded:

  • January 5, 2005:   President Mahmoud Abbas was elected to a 4-year term by the citizens of the Palestinian Authority, which was to end January 9, 2009.

  • June 2008:  With the next presidential election just 6 months away, Fatah again nominated Mahmoud Abbas as their candidate.

  • December 2008:  However, Abbas shocked everyone when it was  reported that he wasn’t going to run for a second term.

  • November 5, 2009:  the Guardian reported that Abbas had publicly announced his intention not to run for re-election – with the caveat, however, that he would ONLY stay until the next Presidential election.

Election Evasion

The timeline above, my friends, is a lesson in how to remain in power indefinitely.  Abbas and his party Fatah got into a tug-of-war over the timing of the next Presidential election with the militant Palestinian group Hamas, who are sharing power with Fatah:

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    July 17, 2010:  Originally, the date of the presidential and parliamentary elections for the Palestinian Authority were to be held on this date, but they were postponed several times because of political disputes between Fatah and Hamas.

  • October 2011:  Abbas calls for an election, but Hamas disputes this, stating he didn’t have the authority or legitimacy to make that electoral call – and as a result, Hamas wouldn’t take part in the election.

  • November 2011:  An election date was called, agreed on by both parties.

  • May 4, 2012: Election not held, due to further bickering.

  • December 20, 2013: Hamas called on the Palestinian Authority to form a six-month national unity government that would finally hold the election.

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    April 2014:  An agreement was finally reached between Fayah and Hamas to form a unity government, and for general actions to take place within six months of the agreement.

  • June 2, 2014:  Unity government formed.

  • October 8, 2016 elections were finally called for this date. Then the New York Times reported that the Palestinian high court suspended municipal elections, on September 8, pending a second hearing after a challenge by a lawyer over balloting in East Jerusalem. Reports are that it won’t happen until December.

  • 2017?: The elections are expected to be the first elections in all of the Palestinian territories since Hamas’ takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007, as Hamas agreed to participate.

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Will we EVER see this scene again in the Palestinian Territories?

Now, with Abbas solidifying his power this week with Fatah, it could be seen as his way of keeping control regardless of the elections – or he may even be attempting to scuttle them yet again.  The PLO wants him to name a successor, which seems unlikely after giving Abbas a 5-year extension.  The bickering is sure to continue.

Meanwhile the Palestinian people protest Israel’s treatment of them, but seem to still support this sham government, but not Abbas – a June 2-4 poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research were clear and surprising:

The survey, conducted June 2-4, showed that 65% of the public in the West Bank and Gaza Strip want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign. “Demand for Abbas’ resignation stands at 64% in the West Bank and 67% in the Gaza Strip,” read the findings. The survey indicated that 31% want Abbas to remain in office.

If presidential elections were held now, according to the poll, Abbas and two other candidates — Ismail Haniyeh, deputy chairman of Hamas’ political bureau, and Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is currently incarcerated in Israel — would receive 20%, 35% and 40% of the vote, respectively.

That must be a punch in the gut to Abbas, knowing that the Palestinian people would rather elect someone in JAIL IN ISRAEL FOR LIFE over him?  And is it any wonder?  We have reported in the past that:

  • the Palestinian government had been building a palace for the president at a time when they were also asking for donations from the international community in order to keep themselves from starving. In that same story, we also shared the REAL story the media didn’t want to tell you about the electric power being turned off for 45 minutes in winter across the Palestinian Authority… because the Palestinian government had not paid their $500 million power bill for over a year!

  • Sodastream, an Israeli company had became a major target for the BDS movement, and as a result 600 Palestinians lost their jobs when the plant was forced to move out of the Palestinian Territories.  The attitude of the Palestinian spokesman was very revealing, having stated that some collateral damage was necessary in this war against Israel. I should note that these Palestinian workers were making up to 5 TIMES what they could have made in the Palestinian Territories for a similar position. Photos of the workers weeping on their last day at the plant went viral around the world.

Continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
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Posted Decembe 1, 2016

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12 Things Women Cannot Do In Saudi Arabia

We at Calling Out Community often shake our heads when we hear people criticizing Israel for any reason.  If you knew what was really going on in the Middle East amongst her Islamic neighbours, you might think twice about verbally attacking the only real democracy in the Middle East.

How or why we are even friends with Saudi Arabia, one of the purported instigators of the September 11 attacks, is beyond us.  We want you to see how backwards this country really is, especially if you are a woman.  You’ll shake your head in stunned disbelief. 


Earlier this year, a sign was placed in the window of a Starbucks coffee shop in Riyadah, the capital of Saudi Arabia, which stated simply:

“Please no entry for ladies only send your driver to order thank you”

untitledThe reason for this sexist ban?  A wall designed to segregate men and women was reportedly removed during renovations.  A customer who tweeted a picture of the sign, which was written in English and Arabic, said the store “refused to serve me just because I’m a woman and asked me to send a man instead“.

In a statement, the shop said: “We are working as quickly as possible as we refurbish our Jarir store, so that we may again welcome all customers in accordance with local customs.”

cai4cabwkaaksw6CNN later reported that the store once again was serving women.  However, they lost me when they tried to compare this slight against Saudi women to the segregation against blacks in the United States earlier last century.

Men and women are segregated in the majority of public spaces in Saudi Arabia, with the Muslim kingdom’s religious police ensuring the rules are enforced.  “Unlawful mixing between sexes leads to the arrest of the violators and criminal charges,” political scientist Elham Manea writes for Deutche Welle.

Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, especially with regards to protecting women, has often been called into question.  Which makes me ask the question:  “WHY does the United States ally with these sexist backwards wingnuts?”  But that’s a side issue.

Saudi women were only allowed to vote for the first time in December 2015.  Women were also allowed to let their names stand for election for the first time then, and at least 18 Women were elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia, according to Al Jazeera.  The ban was lifted by King Abdullah shortly before his death last year.  Yet, in spite of being allowed to do so, only 130,000 women registered to vote out of approx. 10.5 million adult women.

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(Credit: Moroccan World News)

The vote is being hailed as a landmark for the ultra-conservative kingdom, which has come under increasing criticism for its human rights record. While welcoming the news, rights groups reiterated their objections to other restrictions imposed on women, including a driving ban.

Yet, in spite of this new freedom afforded to women some of the most basic things that we take for granted are not afforded to Saudi women, including buying a coffee on their own.  Others include:

Going anywhere without a chaperone
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Saudi women need to be accompanied by a male guardian known as a ‘mahram’ whenever they leave the house. The guardian is often a male relative and will accompany women on all of their errands, including shopping trips and visits to the doctor.

Such practices are rooted in “conservative traditions and religious views that hold giving freedom of movement to women would make them vulnerable to sins,” according to The Guardian.  In one extreme case, a teenager reported that she had been gang-raped, but because she was not with a mahram when it occurred, she was punished by the court. The victim was given more lashes than one of her alleged rapists received, the Washington Post reported.

Drive a car

There is no official law that bans women from driving but deeply held religious beliefs prohibit it, with Saudi clerics arguing that female drivers “undermine social values”.

women2driveIn 2011, a group of Saudi women organised the “Women2Drive” campaign that encouraged women to disregard the laws and post images and videos of themselves driving on social media to raise awareness of the issue in an attempt to force change. It was not a major success.

Saudi journalist Talal Alharbi says women should be allowed to drive but only to take their children to school or a family member to hospital. “Women should accept simple things“, he writes for Arab News. “This is a wise thing women could do at this stage. Being stubborn won’t support their cause.”  I should add that Saudi Arabia is the only country on earth that still bans female drivers.

Wear clothes or make-up that “show off their beauty”
Famed designers Dolce & Gabbana even have a abaya and hijab collection. We kid you not (Credit: Style.com/Arabia)
Famed designers Dolce & Gabbana even have a abaya and hijab collection. We kid you not (Credit: Style.com/Arabia)

The dress code for women is governed by a strict interpretation of Islamic law and is enforced to varying degrees across the country. The majority of women are forced to wear an abaya – a long black cloak – and a head scarf. The face does not necessarily need to be covered, “much to the chagrin of some hardliners,” says The Economist. But this does not stop the religious police from harassing women for exposing too much flesh or wearing too much makeup.

The dress code was extended to all female television presenters earlier this year. The king’s advisory body, the Shoura Council, ruled that the women should wear “modest” clothes that do not “show off their beauty”.

Interact with men

Women are required to limit the amount of time spent with men they are not related to. The majority of public buildings including offices, banks and universities have separate entrances for men and women, the Daily Telegraph reports. Public transportation, parks, beaches and amusement parks are also segregated in most parts of the country. Unlawful mixing will lead to criminal charges being brought against both parties, but women typically face harsher punishment.

Go for a swim
The Luthan Hotel pool in Riyadah, a women's only facility that seems to not be catching on. (Credit: Luthan Hotel)
The Luthan Hotel pool in Riyadah, a women’s only facility that seems to not be catching on. (Credit: Luthan Hotel)

Reuters correspondent Arlene Getz describes her experience of trying to use the gym and pool at an upmarket Riyadh hotel: “As a woman, I wasn’t even allowed to look at them (‘there are men in swimsuits there,’ a hotel staffer told me with horror) — let alone use them.”  The Luthan Hotel and Spa in Riyadah is a women’s only hotel in the capital of Saudi Arabia, and it has a pool – the one wonders how they are supposed to use it if men must accompany them?

Compete freely in sports
Attar, a female runner from Saudi Arabia, was one of only 4 women allowed to compete by the Kingdom in the Rio Olympics.
American-born Sarah Attar, a female runner from Saudi Arabia, was one of only 4 women allowed to compete by the Kingdom in the Rio Olympics.   She finished second-to-last in the women’s marathon (Credit: Yahoo! Sports)

Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia proposed hosting an Olympic Games without women. “Our society can be very conservative,” said Prince Fahad bin Jalawi al-Saud, a consultant to the Saudi Olympic Committee. “It has a hard time accepting that women can compete in sports.”

When Saudi Arabia sent its female athletes to the London games for the first time in 2012, hard-line clerics denounced the women as “prostitutes”. While they were allowed to compete, they had to be accompanied by a male guardian and wear a “Sharia-compliant” sports kit that covered their hair.  Sarah Attar, an American-born athlete, competed for Saudi Arabia in the Games.  Though she came in dead last, she was given a standing ovation by the giant crowd in the London stadium.

Try on clothes when shopping

“The mere thought of a disrobed woman behind a dressing-room door is apparently too much for men to handle,” says Vanity Fair writer Maureen Dowd in ‘A Girl’s Guide to Saudi Arabia‘.

Other more unusual restrictions include:

Entering a cemetery

It’s a religious obligation.  So therefore, it’s true of Muslims worldwide, and means that a mother cannot grieve the loss of a child or a wife over her husband’s death or a daughter over the death of her parents.  How totally STUPID Islam is.

 Reading an uncensored fashion magazine

Katy Perry's record breaking album had her all covered up in Saudi Arabia! (Credit: UNSW Wikispaces)
Katy Perry’s record breaking album had her all covered up in Saudi Arabia! (Credit: UNSW Wikispaces)

This isn’t such a bad idea, actually.  I think fashion magazines are just soft-core porn in North America anyway.  Here’s an example though of what you’d be facing if you’re buying a fashion magazine in Saudi Arabia. Cover up, Katy Perry!

Buying a Barbie

635906169603706956-hijarbieAgain, not so nonsensical – they give a very negative body image to our young girls anyway.  Maybe they should be banned worldwide.  Though according to USA Today, there is now a Hijarbie.  Good god.  Now she comes in two great varieties – the body-image impossibility that sends millions of young girls into eating disorder hell- or the new sexist, overly-repressive Muslim version that teaches young girls that bondage is pretty.

This is truly the dumbest idea ever.

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
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Aug. 21, 2016  Update September 18, 2016

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The Mighty Military Arsenal of ISIS


ISIS should have been bombed into extinction months ago, yet they continue to fight on, thanks to an international online video recruiting program that has been both incredibly shocking… and highly successful. But the true secret of ISIS’ military success lies in its vast and terrifying arsenal of military equipment, some purchased illegally, but most of which…

…is American.


June 23, 2014 photo of Islamic State fighters parade in a captured Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. (Credit: Associated Press)

The spectre of ISIS looms across the world – they seem to be everywhere, lurking in every shadow, behind every tree. And in the Middle East, there is a sense that they are not only unbreakable, but their ranks continue to swell with new recruits each passing day. In our Western countries, they are the threat of death and destruction in any / all of our major cities.

Of course, that’s all nonsense, and quite frankly their greatest mouthpieces are our own Western media outlets, who portray them as the 900-pound gorilla boogeyman under the bed. In fact, Reuters reported in January 2016 that in the previous year, ISIS lost 40% of its territory. The same article reports that in fact they have been steadily losing ground since mid-2014. However, that’s certainly not the message that our media is portraying, and regardless, helping ISIS win a propaganda war, whether intentionally or not, makes them culpable for every crime committed by the terrorist thugs.

However, there is absolutely no doubt that they are well-equipped in their Middle East military missions – this is neither mere propaganda nor myth.  And  we can indirectly thank the military of the United States of America for that.  I’ll explain more as to why in a moment.

Here is a taste of what the Allied powers are facing every day, as they fight this ISIS nightmare in Syria and Iraq:


T-55 Tanks

(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

It’s reported that ISIS has 30 Soviet T-55 tanks, produced from the end of World War II through the 1980s. Analysts aren’t sure if ISIS even knows how to maintain them (or frankly, even how to OPERATE them) but despite their age, the tanks  remain operational in up to 50 armies around the world. They hAve heavy armor, along with a 100-mm rifled gun and a secondary 7.62-mm machine gun.


T-62 Tanks

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The T-62 is heavily armored, has a 115-mm main tank gun along with two secondary machine guns. It’s estimated that ISIS has 15 T-62 model tanks. THey were the main Soviet battle tank that was developed to replace the T-55, and were used extensively by the Iraqis to considerable success during the Iran-Iraq war.


T-72 Ural Tanks

(Credit: Jacob H. Smith/US Army)

ISIS militants have an estimated five to 10 T-72 tanks, although it is unknown whether they can keep the vehicles in working order. The T-72 tank is the second-generation Soviet battle tank, first entering production in 1971, and still rolling off the assembly line today.  The tanks are heavily armored and feature a 125-mm main gun, a secondary machine gun and an antiaircraft gun.


BRDM-2 Armored Vehicles

(Credit: Twitter)

ISIS has captured an estimated six of these armored vehicles. The BRDM-2 is an amphibious armored patrol car that was first created by the Soviet Union in the 1960s.  Operated by a crew of four, the vehicle has a 14.5-mm heavy machine gun as its main armament, along with a 7.62-mm secondary general-purpose machine gun.


MT-LB Armored Vehicles

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

ISIS is believed to have two BRDM-2s, both of which were captured in Iraq. Like the BRDM-2, the MT-LB is a Soviet amphibious auxiliary armored vehicle, first introduced in the late 1960s and still operating today. In 2012, the Iraqi Army struck a deal with Bulgaria for the procurement of 500 MT-LBs, which can fit 13 people each. Its main armament is a 7.62-mm machine gun.


BMP-1 Infantry Fighting Vehicles

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

ISIS is believed to have 20 such infantry fighting vehicles in its arsenal. The BMP-1 is a Soviet amphibious tracked infantry fighting vehicle. Introduced into service in the late 1960s, the vehicle was first used in combat during the Yom Kippur War by Egypt and Syria against Israel.  The BMP-1 can fit 8 trooms and 3 crew members. It has a 73-mm semiautomatic gun along with a 7.62-mm secondary machine gun.


122 mm 2S1 Gvozdika Self-Propelled Artillery

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

ISIS has an estimated three 2S1 Gvozdikas. First introduced into service in the early 1970s, this Soviet piece of self-propelled artillery is highly maneuverable and amphibious, whigh ISIS can bring to the front easily.  The Gvozdika fires 122 mm shells at a semiautomatic pace. It has a conventional range of 9.5 miles.


Humvees

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ISIS acquired an entire fleet of US-built Humvees when it stormed Mosul. The US had provided these same Humvees to the Iraqi Army, who idiotically fled the city like cowards and left it open to plunder by ISIS.  The vehicles allow for quick and effective movement across rough terrain. Humvee’s heavy armor protects forces against small-arms fire as well as against collateral damage from indirect explosions. The vehicles offer little protection against land mines or buried IEDs, however.


AK-47s

(Credit: Flickr/Carsten Lorentzen)
(Credit: Flickr/Carsten Lorentzen)

Although ISIS does not have a weapon of choice, the AK-47 has become the group’s standard assault rifle because of its low cost, durability, availability, and ease of use.  Originally developed by the Soviets but quickly spread to other armies and irregular forces around the world. AK-47s are lightweight, fairly effective, and remarkably easy to obtain.


82 mm B-10 Recoilless Rifle

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

The B-10 recoilless rifle is an old Soviet weapon system first introduced into service in the 1950s. Although the weapon is now considered obsolete, it was used by a wide range of countries during the Cold War, including Syria and Iraq.  ISIS likely stole the B-10 from various military bases in regions now under its control in both Iraq and Syria. The recoilless rifle fires modified artillery shells that function well against tanks and other heavy armor.


105 mm M40 Recoilless Rifle

(Credit: Alambar News)
(Credit: Alambar News)

It is believed that ISIS only has one M40 recoilless rifle. The M40 recoilless rifle is a lightweight antitank weapon that was made by the US. The weapon entered into service in the mid-1950s, and it quickly became used throughout the world.  Syria and Iraq never purchased the weapons, bur somehow the weapons fell into the hands of various rebel forces in Syria before ultimately being captured by ISIS forces.


M79 Osa Rocket Launcher

(Credit: Alanbar News)
(Credit: Alanbar News)

The M79 Osa rocket launcher fires a 90-mm shell that is highly effective against tanks and fortified positions. Investigative journalist Elliot Higgins (perhaps better known as Brown Moses) believes that these weapons originated in Croatia before being smuggled to Syrian rebels by Saudi Arabia. ISIS has used these rockets to devastating effect against the Iraqi Security Forces’ armored vehicles.


RBG-6 Grenade Launchers

(Credit: Brown Moses)

This semiautomatic grenade launcher is lightweight and intended for infantry use.  Saudi Arabia smuggled Croatian RBG-6 launchers into Syria, according to Brown Moses. The grenade launchers eventually found their way into ISIS’ hands and are now being used in Iraq as well.


RPG-7s

(Credit: Associated Press)
(Credit: Associated Press)

Iraq is awash with RPG-7s, with the Iraqi Security Forces, the Kurdish peshmerga, and ISIS all using rocket-propelled grenades.  RPG-7s are highly portable unguided shoulder-launched antitank weapons. These systems are durable and relatively low cost. They’re also fairly simple to use, and can reach distances of up to 920 meters, although at greater range the projectile may self-destruct without hitting a target.


Multiple Rocket Launchers

(Credit: Dmitry A. Mottl/Wikipedia)
(Credit: Dmitry A. Mottl/Wikipedia)

Photographs distributed by ISIS supporters and media show the group having access to three varieties of multiple-rocket launchers: the 57 mm UB-16, the 107 mm Type 63, and the 122 mm BM-21. These systems can fire multiple rockets a second at a range of approximately 13 miles. ISIS has had multiple opportunities to seize the weapon systems from a number of conquered military bases in Iraq and Syria.


M198 Howitzer

(Credit: Wikipedia)
(Credit: Wikipedia

The M198 howitzer is a medium-size artillery piece that must be towed between locations. It was developed for service within the US Army after World War II.  The M198 can fire rounds upward of 14 miles. This howitzer can launch a variety of munitions, including high explosives, rocket-assisted projectiles, and white phosphorus. ISIS most likely captured these American howitzers from Iraqi Army troops after they fled their bases.


Type 59-1 Field Gun

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The Type 59-1 is a Chinese copy of the Soviet M-46 M1954 towed field gun. The M-46 was first produced by the Soviets in 1954. At one point, the M-46 had the longest range of any artillery system in the world with a 17-mile maximum firing range.  The Type 59-1 is a licensed Chinese copy of the significantly lighter M-46. Both the Syrian and Iraqi militaries made use of the Type 59-1 field gun, providing numerous source points from which ISIS might have acquired this weapon.


D-30 Howitzer

(Credit: Wikipedia)
(Credit: Wikipedia)

The D-30 Howitzer is Soviet artillery piece that was first created in the 1960s. The D-30 must be towed between locations, and the barrel of the D-30 is used in the 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery (which ISIS also has).

The weapon can fire a sustained five to six rounds per minute at an effective firing range of approximately 10 miles.


Antiaircraft Guns

(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The ZU-23-2 is a Soviet antiaircraft autocannon firate produced in 1960 ano continuing to the present day. This autocannon fires 23-mm rounds at a rate of 400 rounds per minute.  The ZU-23-2 can fire effectively at up to two miles, and it is designed to strike at low-flying targets as well as armored vehicles. This weapon has been used heavily so far in the Syrian Civil War, and it is also in the arsenal of the Iraqi Army.  ISIS captured small numbers of 14.5 mm KPV, 14.5 mm ZPU2, 23 mm ZU-23, 37 mm Type 65, and 57 mm AZP S-60 antiaircraft guns from the Syrian and Iraqi arimes.


23 mm ZSU-23-4 Self-Propelled Antiaircraft Guns

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

ISIS has at least two ZSU-23-4s in its arsenal. The ZSU-23-4 is a lightly armored antiaircraft system, is radar-guided and self-propelled, allowing for it to be easily transported between locations. Although the ZSU was only produced into the 1980s, it continues to be used in various countries that had arms agreements with the Soviet Union.  ISIS likely captured the ZSUs in their inventory from the Syrian military.


9K32 Strela-2 MANPADS

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

The Strela-2 is the first generation of Soviet shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile systems, introduced in the late 1960s.  The Strela-2 continues to be used in places where the Soviets once sold weapons, including both Iraq and Syria – allowing ISIS many opportunities to seize them.


Antitank Missiles

(Credit: Wikemedia Commons)
(Credit: Wikemedia Commons)

The HJ-8 is an antitank missile that has been manufactured by China since the late 1980s. HJ-8s have an operational range of up to 6,000 meters, and the system is partially based on the US BGM-71 TOW missile.  HJ-8s are highly effective against armor, bunkers, and fortifications. The Free Syrian Army has been using these missiles to great success against the Syrian Arab Army since June 2013, although now ISIS has managed to incorporate these weapons into its arsenal.  ISIS has also acquired 9M14m Malyutka-M, 9M111M Faktoriya, 9M113 Konkurs, 9K115-3 Metis-M, 9M133 Kornet, and I-RAAD antitank missiles for its inventory.


DShK 1938 Machine Gun

(Credit: Wikipedia)
(Credit: Wikipedia)

The DShK 1938 is a Soviet heavy machine gun dating from 1938. It became the standard heavy machine gun of the Soviet Union during World War II, and it is still in production around the world.  The DShK has several uses, including as an antiaircraft weapon and heavy infantry support weapon. It can fire 600 rounds per minute. The weapon can be mounted on cars for easy use and maneuverability. ISIS most likely stole these machine guns from either the Syrian or Iraqi armies.


MiG fighter jets

(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

It is highly doubtful that ISIS has the capability to fly the MiGs it captured during the fight over Taqaba — the planes may not even be airworthy.

ISIS has captured plenty of weaponry that it most likely doesn’t have the expertise or military infrastructure to operate, including a Russian version of the American Sidewinder missile that was looted from Taqaba and a ballistic missile that it paraded through Raqqa, Syria.  Nevertheless, ISIS fighters posed in front of Russian-made MiG-21B fighters after the battle:

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
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Posted July 31, 2016

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President Hollande: DECLARE WAR Already!

103335143_restricted-nice-suspect-news_(1)-large_trans++eo_i_u9APj8RuoebjoAHt0k9u7HhRJvuo-ZLenGRumAOn the evening of July 14, 2016, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Tunisian resident of France, deliberately drove a 19-tonne cargo truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, killing 84 people and injuring more than 300. He was shot and killed by police.

The incident has been described as the third major terrorist attack in France since January 2015, following the Île-de-France attacks on January 7-9, 2015 and the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015.


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The near-10,000 American soldiers who died on D-Day, American Cemetary, Normandy, France

I was privileged to have walked the ancient streets of Paris, and the blood-soaked beaches of Normandy on the first week of September, 2009 – as the world marked the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II.

That period was a time for heroes and villains in France, great betrayal and a massive final victory. I recognize it was a different time in a lot of ways, but the people of France – the very soul of the country – hasn’t changed in hundreds of years.

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Lady Liberty, 1876 

The French believed in liberty enough to send thousands of troops, their navy and spent over $1 billion livres on the American Revolutionary War – which was nearly twice as much as the government made in a year! It was this debt that caused them to start their own Revolution. In 1876, they even gifted the Statue of Liberty to America on her 100tht birthday!

They have been ruled by Kings, an Emperor… even dictator Adolf Hitler, after the Nazi conquest of France. France has been conquered by and repelled several invading armies over the centuries, and nearly conquered the world themselves under Napoleon. But they are not known as a warrior people today – in fact, just the opposite.

French President Francois Hollande hugs German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives at the Elysee Palace before the giant Unity rally in Paris after the 2nd major attack (Credit: CNN)
French President Francois Hollande hugs German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives at the Elysee Palace before the giant Unity rally in Paris after the 2nd major attack (Credit: CNN) 

ISIS is something no one was prepared for. ISIS is full of cowards, mowing down kids in semi trucks and shooting grandmas with machine guns. And by the time French police and troops could be mustered each time, the carnage was already set. Yet they have a wimped out socialist President Francois Hollande that somehow still thinks, even after three attacks by ISIS on France in less than a year, that it’s best not to declare war on them or risk riling them up.

That ship has sailed ages ago, and it seems the world is up to its eyeballs in liberal idiots when we need strong leadership the most. As a member of the North American Treaty Organization (NATO), any nation under attack by a foreign power can call upon the other member nations of NATO to come to their aid. Highlights of Article 5 of the Charter include:

– Collective defence means that an attack against one Ally is considered as an attack against all Allies.
– The principle of collective defence is enshrined in Article 5 of the Washington Treaty.
– NATO invoked Article 5 for the first time in its history after the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States.
-NATO has taken collective defence measures on several occasions, for instance in response to the situation in Syria and in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
-NATO has standing forces on active duty that contribute to the Alliance’s collective defence efforts on a permanent basis.

Yet all that, and he still has not yet done so, and that’s unfortunate – our combined power could have destroyed ISIS by now and spared the horror of Nice.

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Then, the BBC reported early on Sunday morning, July 17 that France had called up 12,000 reservists to help them with security at home. Oh Lord, he just either doesn’t get it or doesn’t want to – if ISIS is already in the country, you can post a million troops around the borders of the country and that will just give ISIS a million fewer people to worry about as they carry out attacks inside the country.

As French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called up the reservists, he stated that the operational reserve is currently made up of 12,000 volunteers, 9,000 of whom are within the paramilitary police and 3,000 in the regular police force. “We are going to reinforce the presence of security forces across the country,” he added. Cazeneuve added that the number of security forces deployed to protect the population was nearly 100,000, including 53,000 police, 36,000 para-military police and 10,000 soldiers.

But that’s never going to be enough. France needs to hit them WHERE THEY LIVE. They need to destroy the ISIS oilfields, which U.S. President Obama wouldn’t do, I guess thinking that hurting the ozone for a few weeks was more important than destroying a terrorist army that can do all THIS in just one city alone. These socialists will be the death of us all.

The body of a little girl lies covered in the street in Nice, just one of 84 victims of this senseless barbarianism
The body of a little girl lies covered in the street in Nice, just one of 84 victims of this senseless barbarianism. (Credit: Daily Mail) 

So I decided to do something different, and tweeted the people of France, in French and English, a plea for them to wake their govenrment up for their own sakes. It was well received but I’m just a little nobody. Maybe it’s already too late for France – they already have the largest Muslim population in the Western world. You’d think that would actually keep them safe but as a rule, Islam has no soul and Muslims have no loyalty to other Muslims. This is just the beginning of true horrors to come.

I close with my notes to the people of France. I can at least go to sleep knowing I tried all I could. But this will take the combined will of all of France – I just hope it’s not too late for her to realize she still has it inside.

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Citoyens bien-aimés de la France: il y a 227 ans aujour’dhui, vous levèrent contre la tyrannie et «pouvoir du peuple» a changé pour toujours la France. Aujourd’hui, les forces du mal sont à l’œuvre pour amener la République à genoux. Lève-toi, être courageux et déclarer la guerre à ISIS. Les Canadiens se tiendront avec vous pour essuyer ce mal de la terre.

January 2016 Unity Rally in Paris, attended by more than 1.5 million people.
Unity Rally in Paris, attended by more than 1.5 million people.

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Beloved citizens of France: 227 years ago today you rose up against tyranny and “people power” forever changed France. Today evil forces are at work to bring the Republic to its knees. Rise up, be brave and declare war on ISIS. Canadians will stand with you to wipe this evil from the earth.

Vive la France. Vive la République!

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Wanna Leave Islam? Prepare to DIE!

👤 By Islam Rising ¦ A Founding Blogger of the Calling Out Community
Posted April 25, 2016.  Updated May 8, 2016.
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Sharia-law-in-EuropeIn April 2013, the Pew Research Center released the results of a startling global survey amongst Islamic believers. As North American media outlets specifically made sure the information was ignored, you could be excused for not having heard of it before.

The survey, entitled THE WORLD’S MUSLIMS: RELIGION, POLITICS AND SOCIETY, focused on various aspects of Islamic belief, with an emphasis specifically on sharia law, politics and Islam’s relationship with society in general.

As the opening statement of their survey results revealedsharia-free-zone:

Overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law (sharia) to be the official law of the land, according to a worldwide survey by the Pew Research Center. But many supporters of sharia say it should apply only to their country’s Muslim population. (Emphasis mine)

In fact, the number of Islamic supporters who wish to bring in sharia law is staggering in some nations:

sharia-free Support for sharia law may be regional across the globe – and mostly centered in the Middle East, North Africa and pockets of Asia.  However, within those regions an overwhelming majority of Islamists support it, which should be a huge concern to non-Muslims.

In Chapter 1: Beliefs About Sharia, the Pew Research Center asked whether sharia law was considered by Muslims to be the result of divine inspiration or man-made perspiration.

According to the survey findings, most Muslims believe sharia is the revealed word of God rather than a body of law developed by men based on the word of God:

Muslims also tend to believe sharia has only one true interpretation, but this opinion is far from universal; in some countries, substantial minorities of Muslims believe sharia should be open to multiple interpretations.

Apostasy_laws_in_2013.SVGThis belief in sharia law became much more foreboding, when Islamists were asked what they believe should be done with Muslim defectors – or apostates as Muslims prefer to call those who leave the Islamic faith.

That is, if one should decide to become a Christian, a Buddhist, an atheist or (God forbid, I’m sure they’d think) a Jew, what should happen to this individual?

Be prepared to die, was the stark answer from many parts of the world:

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Once again, actual Islamist belief does not seem to be in keeping with the propaganda of a “Religion of Peace”, as perpetrated by both Western media and elected officials.

Countries like Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and others where sharia law is being propogated should therefore fully understand the implications of imposing the same.


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Iran’s Nuclear Program – Made in AMERICA

As talking heads in the news media still debate the actual terms of the Iran nuclear agreement that President Obama pushed through in July 2015 – we wanted to advise some of you and remind the rest where this Iranian nuclear program came from in the first place.

We not going to take time to debate the pros and cons of the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, nor question the 2012 U.S. intelligence reports stating Iran had no nuclear capabilities or the opposing 2012 Israeli reports that Iran was “6-7 months” away from a bomb.  We won’t even look into the reasons why the U.S just implemented a European shield in May 2016 against the very Iranian missiles we were told this agreement protected us from in the first place.

We just wanted you to know that the Iranian nuclear program, as Bruce Springsteen so powerfully rocked it, was born in the U.S.A.


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America’s anguish with the Iranian nuclear program is hard to understand, when the facts clearly show that Washington exported nuclear technology to Tehran in the first place.

Russia may have become Iran’s best nuclear supplier since the 1979 Revolution, but, in the earliest days of Tehran’s flirtation with the atom, it was the Eisenhower Administration that provided encouragement, equipment, funds and uranium to kick-start an Iranian nuclear program.

An instructive timeline of America’s shifting views towards the Iranian Atom (compiled by the Iranian Website Alakhbar) details this curious history.

The Shah of Iran greets President Eisenhower at Tehran Mehrabad Airport on December 14, 1959. (Credit: Unknown)
The Shah of Iran greets President Eisenhower at Tehran Mehrabad Airport on December 14, 1959. (Credit: Unknown)

Beginning as far back as the 1950s, the US was busy promoting nuclear power around the world and one of the nuclear industry’s first clients was Iran – then under the control of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, a pro-Western despot who held power through the brutal excesses of his secret police, the Savak.

133 million of these “Atoms for Peace” stamps were printed by the U.S. Postal Service, in honor of President Eisenhower’s 1953 speech to the U.N. (Credit: Mystic Stamp.com)

In December 1953, President Eisenhower, trying to shed the image of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the world’s consciousness, stood before the United Nations and pledged to find a way to use the incredible discovery of nuclear power for peaceful means, in his famed speech “Atoms for Peace”.

In 1957, under his “Atoms for Peace” program, the US inked a civilian nuclear development deal with Iran. Three years later, the US sold a small research reactor to Iran. After the reactor went online in 1967, Iran signed and ratified the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

In 1970, the US (joined by France and Germany) began negotiations for the construction of as many as 20 nuclear reactors inside Iran. The “nuclear superpowers” also reportedly discussed establishing an Iranian nuclear weapons program.

Little proof today exists of this supposed plan by Washington for an Iranian bomb program but it certainly heard a lot about Iran’s civilian nuclear power program.  The Shah had an incredibly progressive plan to build up to 23 nuclear reactors by 2000.

Construction of the first Iranian reactor, the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, in the 1970s. (Public Domain)
Construction of the first Iranian reactor, the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, in the 1970s. (Public Domain)

And it was as a result of this aggressive program of building nuclear power plants in Iran that we found Iran’s despotic and tyrannical Shah starring in a string of eye-grabbing nuclear power ads in the USA, as seen above.

The Shah Loves Nukes So Why Don’t You?

The advertising campaign was backed by large energy companies like Westinghouse and General Electric and the ads carried the names of burgeoning nuclear operators from across several East Coast states.

The ads, which began to appear in the early 1970s, bore the slogan “Nuclear Energy. Today’s Answer.” Small print at the bottom identified the sponsors: Boston Edison, Eastern Utilities Association, New England Power Co., Public Service Co. of New Hampshire, New England Gas and Electric Companies.

The ads featured a striking photo of the Shah, in all his embroidered, beribboned, imperial splendor, epaulets ablaze and medallions aglow. Hovering over his photo was the phrase: “Guess Who’s Building Nuclear Power Plants.” Notice, there was no question mark at the end of the sentence because there was no question about the message.

The Shah of Iran is sitting on top of one of the largest reservoirs of oil in the world,” the ad copy began. “Yet he’s building two nuclear plants and planning two more to provide electricity for his country. He knows the oil is running out – and time with it.”

It reads today like an Earth Day message delivered by a well-meaning nuclear industry that wanted nothing more than to save the world from a plague of oil spills, pollution and global warming.  But the real message wasn’t about the shortcomings of fossil fuels, it was about the abiding fear of atoms.

The Shah “wouldn’t build the plants now if he doubted their safety,” the ad copy read. “He’d wait. As many Americans want to do.” But the message was clear – the Shah was wiser than the average American. “The Shah knows that nuclear energy is not only economical, it has enjoyed a remarkable 30-year safety record.

Two major problems with the ad – yes, the Shah WAS “building” reactors, but they were never “built” as long as he lived. And they were never built by American companies – German contractors got that honor.  When the Iranian Revolution began in 1979, the first reactor was 85% complete, the second 50%, and the Ayatollah’s proclamation that the project was “un-Islamic” stopped construction.  The project wasn’t completed by new contractors from Russia until 2009!

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First atomic bomb test, near Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945. (Credit: Encyclopedia Britannica)

The 30-year “safety record” of nuclear energy also included little historical footnotes like:

  • The first atomic tests at Alamogordo,
  • The two bombs that destroyed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nakasaki, killing up to 246,000 people, and
  • Years of above-ground nuclear bomb tests that spread fallout around the world.

Leaving aside those footnotes, the advertising copy pressed on to argue that atomic power’s safety record was “good enough for the citizens of Plymouth, Massachusetts, too. They’ve approved their second nuclear plant by a vote of almost 4 to 1. Which shows you don’t have to go as far as Iran for an endorsement of nuclear power.

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But the Shah wasn’t in the nuclear game just to keep the lights on in Tehran someday, somewhere over the rainbow. There was more to it.  The Shah tipped his hand in 1974 when he boasted to a French reporter that he expected to be “in possession of a nuclear bomb much sooner than is believe” (sic).

President Gerald Ford publicly supported the Shah’s nuclear ambitions, as did his White House henchmen Dick Cheney, Ronald Rumsfeld and Henry Kissinger who served as the Shah’s nuclear lobby in Washington.

By 1978, relations between Washington and Tehran were so cozy that the US bestowed its “most favored nation” status on the country, which allowed Iran to undertake the reprocessing of nuclear fuel (a sure pathway to acquiring “weapons-grade” uranium).

The Shah’s nuclear ambitions were never realized, however. In 1979, a popular revolution toppled the Shah and the hated Savak. The country’s new leaders terminated the nuclear pacts with the West and ordered the nuclear program shut down for religious reasons.

So clearly, while some say that they cannot take credit or blame for where Iran’s nuclear program is today (which is debatable after the signing of this Iran nuclear agreement), America started Iran’s nuclear ball rolling.  We pray to God that it never actually becomes full realized.

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Posted April 14, 2016.  Updated October 16, 2016

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Elementary School Muslim Thugs – Part 2

👤 By Islam Rising ¦ A Founding Blogger of the Calling Out Community
Posted April 11, 2016
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Yesterday (Sunday, April 10) we brought you a very shocking story, through our partner blogger Islam Rising, that focused on the allegations of Muslim kids from Syrian families – as young as Grade 3 – that were attacking other children in a Halifax elementary schoolyard with chains, making hand gestures of decapitation and shouting pro-Islamic statements.

It was without a doubt one of the most-read stories we have ever had on the Calling Out Community site – in fact the #3 most-read story of all time out of more than 110 posts in the last year. We are particularly proud of the fact that we picked up on this story up to half a day before much bigger players did so.

The reactions were mostly favourable, minus that of one Muslim woman who had the gall to blame the reaction of the paper, after pulling the story without warning, as being the result of “poor journalism practices“:

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You were partly correct. There is a newspaper strike into its 80+ day, and the article would have been written by a freelance author. However, that in no way affected the decisions made, nor was the writing of the article in any way the issue – it was the resulting editorial decisions (and accusations made against concerned citizens like ourselves) that we are now quite FURIOUS BEYOND WORDS ABOUT, and we are going to get even.

The paper posted a very revealing response today to the backlash created by stories like ours. What was offered was perhaps the worst piece of yellow journalism CRAP, which they considered their justification for retracting the story:


untitledCHRONICLE HERALD | PUBLISHED APRIL 8, 2016 – 8:01PM | UPDATED APRIL 11, 2016 – 9:01PM

The Chronicle Herald published a story Saturday that has drawn the wrath of many of our readers, particularly online.

It was based on two parents’ allegations of physical bullying and threatening behaviour by some of the children who recently arrived with refugee families.

The school cited in the article, Chebucto Heights Elementary, has had an influx of new students in recent weeks.

The story quoted two mothers who didn’t want their names used for fear of reprisals against them or their children. A third person, a grandparent, was interviewed and had similar concerns.

Since the article ran, another family has contacted us with a similar complaint.

Bullying is a sensitive subject. So is the integration of newcomers, particularly those who have faced challenges, even trauma, on their way here.

Our story was incomplete and insufficiently corroborated, given the serious nature of the allegations.

Readers also rightly pointed out that the headline ‘Parents worried over school kids’ brutality’ was unfortunate. Using the word brutality to describe children, particularly of an identifiable cultural group, is problematic.

Reaction to the story was all over the map, from thoughtful to downright scary.

Many journalists called publishing the story irresponsible. Some parents weighed in on social media on the need for better discipline and more supports to help newcomers in our schools.

Appallingly, anti-Muslim groups with words like ‘crusade’ and ‘jihad’ in their names started sharing the article.

We pulled it from our website.

Since then, some readers have contacted us to object to the article’s removal.

Our concern is about more than reaction.

Social media is not a great place for the cautious, well-considered examination of problems. A newspaper ought to be. We should have done better and we will.

We’ll start by asking more questions and getting more answers.

We will also run letters and commentary. Please email us at letters@herald.ca.


Unbelievable.

Here’s our thoughts – 6 things to take away from this piece:

confidentialApparently, in order for a source to be considered valid to this paper, they have to be publicly named? Is that a joke? One secret informant in 1972 brought down a sitting President (Nixon), sent several to jail, and earned the journalists a Pulitzer Prize after the Watergate scandal. Yet, apparently this paper thinks abused kids, terrified by little Islamic thugs already, need to also be exposed publicly for the audacity of criticizing the Muslim community.

 

images821ROVCJThe little Islamic thugs remain free and clear. There even seems to be some justification for their behavior. Notice the soft language used to describe them: they are called ‘newcomers’, ‘some of the children who recently arrived with refugee families’, ‘those who have faced challenges, even trauma, on their way here.’ Oh BOO HOO, poor little Mohamed. Don’t be upset that he choked your kid with a chain around his neck – cause he’s had a rough go. Right, and there are no abused kids in Halifax homes already? They should just shut up and take it?

 

childabuseApparently two different families can complain about the same thing and it’s still not enough. WHOA!  Wait a minute – but isn’t the paper now admitting that parents or grandparents have come forward now from four different families with the same story? How many kids have to come forward before its considered a story? What’s your child abuse minimum, Halifax Chronicle Herald?  (Oh yes, by the way Herald Chronicle,  ignoring or worse, even justifying child on child attacks is a form of abuse too).

 

These kids are ISIS soldiers - brutality can be a learned behaviour at any age.
These kids are ISIS soldiers – brutality can be a learned behaviour at any age.

“Using the word ‘brutality’ to describe children, particularly of an identifiable cultural group, is problematic.”  Wow, I guess the cultural elite in Halifax don’t get out much.  Perhaps it’s best we don’t tell the sensitive little darlings at this paper that there are videos on YouTube of Palestinian 3 year olds singing “death to Israel” songs (yes, there actually are songs) while brandishing knives.  Little ISIS soldiers under 10 years of age are slicing people’s heads off in other video horrors.  Kids can be brutal if they are taught to be.   But apparently in Halifax, it’s not considered ‘brutality’ when kids choke other kids in Grade 3 with chains. An autistic kid is threatened with decapitation but that’s not brutal? Children are even told that “Muslims will conquer the world”.  And yet you believe that the only truly problematic part of this story is the fact that some thinking people called it “brutality”?

thought-police-e1369141340932“Appallingly, anti-Muslim groups with words like ‘crusade’ and ‘jihad’ in their names started sharing the article.” And that is the reason, dear friends, why a newspaper deleted its own stories from its own site.  Because someone was sharing it.  Sorry, is that not a newspaper’s actual REASON FOR EXISTENCE?  And is it in fact not the ULTIMATE MARKETING PLAN of most news media outlets today to boldly share controversial stories without compromise, and to have people you don’t even like or agree with share that story with others?

We used to call that “promotion“.  Are left-wing media outlets today so insecure about their messages that they now try to decide who gets to even read them One wonders what the editors of this paper would do if they knew that people actually use their newspaper to dry newly-washed windows, soak up any urine the new puppy might dribble out, cover the bottom of the bird cage, or to use as lightweight packing material for boxing up shiome nuts.  My God, the Halifax paper would fold in a week (pardon the pun).  Let’s keep these revelations our little secret – the poor ‘journalistic’ darlings are apparently dealing with enough.

Protecting parents and their kids with warnings about a real threat to their safety is not relevant, I guess – nor apparently is it the lack of this protection on an elementary school playground  the fact that the editors found to be most appalling.

Protecting Muslim reputations is paramount, no matter what the cost to  journalistic integrity or credibility. Clearly Muslims forced them to take the story down – otherwise this newspaper just provided us with a copy of their suicide note.

So, on behalf of the people of Halifax who have depended on you for generations to tell the truth, the whole truth (the W-5 who, what, when, where, why and how), we ask this question of the editors:

Herald Chronicle,  you bluntly stopped readers from being able to access a controversial story on your site, simply because some folks had the audacity to share it.  Therefore, can you now define for us going forward – what the hell is your REASON FOR CONTINUED EXISTENCE? 

This is an truly and incredibly bad example of total CENSORSHIP – from a newspaper of all places.  And we call “B.S.” on this nonsense about an identified “anti-Islamic’ group who would have the word Jihad in their name.  AND SO WHAT IF THEY DO? They have every right to free speech in this country, which one would have thought a newspaper would defend loudly and long.  The Herald-Chronicle has lost their way in this 80 day journalist’s strike I guess, as now they believe they are our den mother or hall monitor, not the provider of the news?

How people use the information a newspaper provides is quite frankly not a journalist’s main concern nor actually any of their business – telling the true story is their only task.

Since when does this paper suddenly feel the need to protect Islamic groups over all others?  How did Muslims suddenly manage to become the victims in this story – or in general?  We’re pre-supposing that anti-Israeli or pro-BDS groups can share this newspaper’s articles to their hearts content, and such actions won’t trigger story retractions from this site, because the stories themselves are often anti-Israel or pro-BDS.

 

Spect_Revolt_Elites_Anton-EmdinIt was hard to pick a winner, but in the end, we chose this sentence as our ultimate lame-ass  favorite: “Social media is not a great place for the cautious, well-considered examination of problems. A newspaper ought to be. We should have done better and we will”.

Well guess what ladies and gentleman? Apparently you’re too stupid to figure this stuff out yourself. Don’t be talking around the water cooler or your Twitter feed about thinge. The cultural elite will tell you exactly how to think.

Here’s our message to the Chronicle Herald – SCREW OFF. No one asked the you to give a “cautious well-considered examination” of anything. Tell the damn story – who, what, when, where and why. We can figure out what it means for us, thanks just the same.

FINAL WORD

imageFolks, forget what these idiots have to say. They gave up their right to be heard when they deleted their story.

If you want to know what’s really going on with this story, checkout the Rebel Media video. They have boots on the ground in Halifax and they have uncovered a shocking story that the cultural elite – and the Liberals – don’t want you to know. What else is new.

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Media Protects Syrian Child Attackers

👤 By Islam Rising ¦ A Founding Blogger of the Calling Out Community
Posted April 10, 2016
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On Saturday, April 9, the Halifax Chronicle Herald published a very provocative story with the title “Parents worried over school kids’ brutality at Chebucto Heights Elementary School.”. The story, along with the rest of the Saturday paper, was distributed to 72,000 homes that morning, according to 2014 circulation stats.

But today, just one day later, you will find the following, when you attempt to view the story on their website:

If you didn’t or couldn’t read the retraction statement, we’ve taken the liberty to reprint it:

This story has been removed.  Bullying is a sensitive subject.  So is the integration of newcomers, particularly those who have faced challenges, even trauma, on their way here.  Our story was incomplete.  More work needs to be done and will be done before the story is republished.  We should have done better and we will.”

If I were this reporter, I would sue.  This is lamest thing we have ever read.  “Bullying is a sensitive subject” – yah WE KNOW.  That’s why we need to actually read about it – especially when the article alleged that it’s happening on elementary school property, at the hands of Grade 3 Islamic thugs using chains to choke other kids, utilizing hand signals to signify cutting off their heads and announcing that Muslims are gonna conquer the world.

img_7082We especially need to read about it when it’s perpetrated by these so-called Syrian “refugees” that our Prime Minister is paying a fortune from our national piggy bank to ram down our throats. Seemingly almost desperate to swamp us with these Third World backwater-and-rape-culture suspects, Trudeau even ordered the selling off our remaining gold reserve to pay for their golden tickets to Canada, and our abundant social welfare programs.

We at Islam Rising (as well our hosts the Calling out Community) don’t care what their reasons were – the Chronicle Herald has demonstrated a gross lack of journalistic integrity with this story, and we’re all about shaming them for it today.  If the facts were wrong or the story was made up, then simply state that to the readers.  Don’t papers fact-check stories, especially ones that are this explosive, before they go to print?

This “incomplete story” nonsense, framed with references to “bullying” and “integration of newcomers”, says to us that they in fact were also bullied by possibly the same Muslim community to shut up.

img_7080Staff at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris criticized Islam and were brutally slaughtered for it. Therefore, excuse us if we refuse to tolerate the bullying of our Canadian media by these Islamic hordes.

To be sure, there won’t be a republished story.  They hope in 2 days you’ll forget all about it.  We’re gonna make sure that doesn’t happen. So here now is the original story in its entirety.  The editors at the Chronicle Herald may have been scared into silence. The same knee jerk reaction/retraction after bullying will not be duplicated here.  Enjoy.


img_7078HALIFAX — Concerned parents are reporting incidents of violence by refugee students at Chebucto Heights Elementary School.

Reports of students choking, pushing, slapping and verbally abusing their fellow classmates are causing parents to worry about the school’s disciplinary action.

“There has always been some fighting and bickering going on at the school but never to this degree,” said Missy, the mother of two children who attend Chebucto Heights. She asked to be referred to by her nickname for this story.

Missy said her daughter, who is in Grade 3, was choked on Monday and Thursday last week by two refugee boys. A chain was used on both occasions, but she cannot confirm the size or strength of the chain. She said one boy yelled “Muslims rule the world” while choking her daughter. School staff intervened, but to her knowledge, the students were not disciplined further.

According to the Halifax Regional School Board, refugees began registering at Chebucto Heights, located in the Cowie Hill neighbourhood of Halifax, in mid-February.

School board spokesman Doug Hadley said, as of last week, there are currently 252 refugee students enrolled in the region, with another 71 waiting on settlement of permanent housing.

Missy’s son, who is in Grade 5, has also been the subject of rough play on the soccer field. During games, refugee students reportedly take their thumb and slide it across their neck from left to right while staring into the eyes of their competitor; imitating the slicing of the throat.

Missy said the school’s response to this and other on-field violence was to cancel intramurals and soccer. But cancelling of recreational activity is not beneficial to students like Missy’s son who has ADHD and relies heavily on physical activity.

“Soccer is what gets my son through the day,” she said.

When asked about the violence at Chebucto Heights, Hadley said he couldn’t confirm whether an individual student had been involved in any behaviour that broke the board’s code of conduct.

He said there’s no connection between the cancellation of extracurricular activities and any violent behaviour. “There’s a term teacher at Chebucto Heights that is finished their term in the next week or so, and they just finished the unit on soccer,” he said. Intramurals will resume in May when the next term teacher begins.

Another mother, who asked not to be named, said her daughter was slapped after she and a classmate disagreed in the schoolyard. Her daughter reported the incident to her teacher.

“The school didn’t even call me to let me know.”

She called and left a message, but said no one has returned her call. She said her daughter begs not to go to school because of the persistent bullying.

A language barrier could be a factor. Many refugee families do not speak English and integrating students into a primarily English speaking environment is bound to cause a few problems.

Missy suggests having an interpreter on staff to help new students understand curriculum or the reason for disciplinary action. “I’m all for the transition,” said Missy.

“I just think there should be people in the school to help and guide them.”

The school board says there are currently 19.5 English as a second language teachers working in regional schools. “We have a long history of welcoming newcomers all over the world to Nova Scotia,” said Hadley. He encourages an open stream of communication between the school staff, students and parents.

“It doesn’t matter if the student is new to Canada or if they have been in school for many years in our system,” said Hadley. “Schools would address it no matter who the child is the same way.”

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So media tells a shocker that could bring a very real warning about danger to our kids – and then just deletes it- most likely after pressure from the Islamic community.  Now, greater pressure from Canadians should be levelled on these editors for making this cowardly decision to pull this story.  This relates to real children in a real Canadian schools who have been attacked and whose very lives have been threatened by real Islamic thugs.

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A question to ponder:  if the grade 3 children in this family so easily perpetrate these crimes, imagine what the parents who raised them are like?

Our take on it? Round up the families of every child who instigated this violence and send them all back where they came from.

Don’t give us the “civil society / light shining on a hill” crap either.  This is not redeemable behaviour – and if we allow it to continue we won’t have a civil society anymore.  

These kids are programmed to hate from birth, and their parents may be here to cause us harm. Kids that age don’t pick up “Muslims will rule the world” on Sesame Street.

To our Prime Minister @Justintrudeau: At least for one day in your tumultuous reign and trust-fund-privileged life, can you cut the crap, drop the drama lessons, put the politics aside, grab some balls (maybe your “wife” will let you borrow hers) and do what’s right for Canada.

At least for one day.

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Islamic Easter Sunday Massacre in Pakistan

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1untitledMuslims said “Happy Easter” to the Christians of Pakistan… by blowing up 65 Christians in Lahore, Pakistan – who had gathered at a playground on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Let’s cut to the chase – I’ve had enough.  I HATE ISLAM with every fibre of my being.  I didn’t say I hate all Muslims – for I believe there are still some good Muslims worldwide.

But don’t bother to try to argue this point, or tell me Islam is a Religion of Peace. It’s a #ReligionofPieces. Pieces of New York, London, Paris, Brussels. And now Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistani women mourn the death of relatives after a bomb blast in Lahore on March 27, 2016 (AFP / Arif Aliarif)

And don’t talk to me about “moderate Muslims”.  Let’s look at the facts:

  • “Moderate” Muslims in Brussels not only hid the terrorist mastermind behind the Paris attacks, they rioted against police once he was arrested. “Religion of Peace” my ass.
  • Moderate” Muslim children in Canada cheered in their schoolyard on 9/11. I saw it on television with my own eyes and heard their comments so don’t bother arguing it.
  • An Muslim Imam (religious leader) in Calgary, Alberta had the gall to say that, if Muslims were a majority in Canada, it would be a “kind of jihad“.  Outrageous.

Anyone who tells me that it is in any way justifiable for 65 Pakistani Christians to be BLOWN UP while at an EASTER SUNDAY service – if you in any way defend Islam in this face of this blatantly outrageous and barbaric attack – I’m seriously going to punch you in the face, then declare war on you.

I’m DONE being tolerant of these Islamic jackasses. I will not kiss the ass of any Muslim from this point forward – I’m not sidestepping the facts to stroke someone’s ego.

6779668I don’t care who you are, I am no longer going to tolerate the Islamic hordes attacking my Christian brothers and sisters world-wide, and then hear your liberal leftwing BS about “loving your neighbour” and other related disgracing of Scripture in order to defend Islam.

If you are a Muslim and you don’t agree with me – if you really are outraged by this horrific attack on innocent Christians during  our high holy day of the year – then let me hear you speak out against this horrific travesty, or SCREW OFF AND DIE! Let’s hear you say that radical Islam doesn’t represent you. If not I will consider you the enemy.

I’ve raren’t heard any Muslims speak out against this outrageous attack – not the one in Brussels, nor the one in Paris. Not a bloody one.

One bright light was an imam in Calgary that stated that he had signed an edict with over 30 other Canadians to discourage ISIS recruitment in their mosques.  But they countered it with this statement:

This is not stopping, this is not reducing; so that’s why we had to take this initiative, to educate people.”

Ugggh never mind.  I guess what they are admitting is that imams have no influence over their people, or more likely,  the imams don’t want to influence them in this way.

1134979_quran_verse1_jpg9132653e778a0f98a0dbe4b731bf650dWhy do they sidestep these issues in moderate Islam?  Because the Quran tells them to DO exactly what radical Islam does – kill the opposition. Don’t tell me it doesn’t because there are 109 verses in the Quran that would call you a liar.

There is a teaching in Islam that Muslims can deceive their enemies to get the upper hand. “Religion of Peace” is that tactic – and it’s a clear smack at the Christian faith, whose central focal point, Jesus Christ, is the “Prince of Peace”.

Do not disgrace Scripture by saying we should turn the other cheek, because in the face of such barbaric attacks of innocent Christians, INCLUDING CHILDREN being slaughtered – I’ll turn your other damn cheek for you.

If Islam wants a war with the Church, some of us will be happy to give you one.

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Qur’an-Denial: The Foundational Error of the Appeasers

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untitledam posting, for the first time in history, another blogger’s posting, in its entirety, which I trust my thousands of followers around the world will take to heart.  Never in my life have I read a more powerful clarion call to sanity on the part of both the Muslim and non-Muslim world.

Today is Easter Sunday 2016 – and Christians around the world celebrated the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.  This included a small group of believers in Lahore, Pakistan, who gathered near a playground for an Easter event.  That is, until a member of a faction of the Taliban, as reported by Fox News entered the park and blew up 65 Christians, including children – sending them to be with the One they worshipped minutes before.

9aeb4c7e577ac1ebffbf6aa76ea54352These are the same type of brutish beasts who just days ago stormed an airport and a subway station and brought HELL to hundreds of families in Brussels, Belgium – and brought HORROR to millions more.

But this isn’t the face of TRUE Islam“, these liars will hiss out.  “Islam is a Religion of Peace“.  Good bumper sticker marketing – and the greatest lie of the modern age.  ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PIECES – pieces of New York, Paris, London, Brussels – all ripped apart by the most evil part of the most evil religion in world history.

tolerate the intolerant These kind of barbaric, Satanic attacks on innocent civilians, and in particular Christians, whose ONLY crime was worshipping Jesus today, will be clucked and cooed over by liberal leftwing pigs – and those of us who are OUTRAGED will be called:

  • intolerant – and you’re damn right I’m intolerant of this kind of evil perpetrated on anyone. True tolerance of evil, barbaric acts is the real crime here.
  • racist – though they fail to explain how this relates, when Islam is a RELIGION in 200 countries and found among every race, including my own.
  • islamaphobic – even though the word literally means “afraid of Islam”, and I’m not one bit afraid

B8s4ouZIcAAgZdN-1_jpg-largeThe rise of Islam is the rise of evil around the world. The Bible says that “when the enemy comes in like a flood”, God would “lift up a standard against them”.

May this article be one of those standard-waving not the white flag of surrender, but carrying the banner of Christ worldwide – and proudly waving the Union Jack, the Maple Leaf, the Star Spangled Banner, to name a few – where democracy and justice still prevail. May God help us in the coming days to stand up to true evil in all its forms, even when it approaches us as an angel of Light.

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
Calling Out Community
Posted March 27 1, 2016

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Defend the Modern World

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The terror attacks in Brussels, Ivory Coast and Nigeria this past week were (if you’ll tolerate a well-worn paradox) notable for being completely unremarkable. The murders were generic, run-of-the-mill, classical and exactly in step with the history and character of the Islamic religion. As I have said previously, such violence is best understood simply as the Qur’an in action, or Applied Islam, if you prefer. This is what all those elegant Arabic characters materialize into. This is their effect.

There is no ingenious metaphor behind Quranic verses imploring Muslims to kill “unbelievers.” and “strike of their heads”. It isn’t an allegorical way of saying “Try your best in life and be proud of your heritage”. It means exactly what you think it means. Mutilate and murder people if they derive from a different religious tradition.

The Qur’an murdered those people in Belgium, Nigeria and Ivory Coast. Without it’s message, they would still be alive.

But despite that terrible…

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