By Jack Smith
Major news outlets around the world  reported last week (July 18, 2012) the actions of Dr. Michael Ben-Ari , an Israeli politician, and member of the Knesset , who publicly destroyed a copy of the Book of Testaments  when he ripped out the entire New Testament section of the book. The Book of Testaments includes the Jewish Bible (known to Christians as the Old Testament) as well as the New Testament (which includes the four gospels and the epistles and writings after the time of Jesus). Ben-Ari is an orthodox Jew, a Rabbi, and a member of the ultranationalist National Union Party. Ben-Ari is no stranger to controversy. In fact, he was recently denied a visa to enter the United States.  According to some sources (include Ben-Ari, the Unites States’ denial was because Ben-Ari is a long-time follower of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, whose “Kach” party is outlawed in Israel and is considered a terrorist organization in the United States. 
Ben-Ari was one of the members of the Knesset that received a free copy of the Book of Testaments in the mail from a Christian missionary organization, the Bible Society in Israel , along with a letter of introduction from its director, Dr. Victor Kalisher.  Ben-Ari posed with cameras outside his parliament office displaying the torn out sections of the Book. He is reported to have made this statement in reference to tearing out the New Testament section:
Why does Ben-Ari (and others around the world) make such hate-filled statements about the New Testament? On what basis does he claim that the New Testament is the cause of the death and persecution of millions of Jews since the time of Christ? Read more…
By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau – “WASHINGTON — The militant organization that was once the scourge of the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and probably is responsible for more than 100 deaths in the country over the last few days has set its sights on launching attacks in the United States, intelligence officials said.
Al Qaeda in Iraq released a message this week that threatened to strike at the ‘heart’ of the United States, and several associates of the group have been arrested in the U.S. and Canada in the last two years, said American officials, a sign that the organization has tried to establish a network in North America.
The arrests highlight ‘the potential threat posed to the United States’ from Al Qaeda in Iraq, said Matthew Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, during a hearing Wednesday before the House Homeland Security Committee examining the current threat from terrorism to the United States…
Al Qaeda in Iraq was pummeled more than five years ago by a coalition of Sunni Arab tribal leaders in western Iraq and U.S. forces, but experts who study Al Qaeda say that the organization in Iraq has begun to rebuild, energized in the last year by the violent uprising next door in Syria and an influx of cash from wealthy benefactors in the Persian Gulf. U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq in December.
On Sunday, the day before the latest wave of attacks in Iraq killed at least 110 people, the militant group released an audio recording to mark the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The message announced a new campaign of violence against the Iraqi government, praised Syria’s uprising and made a call for new recruits to join the group. It also spoke directly to Americans.
‘You will soon witness how attacks will resound in the heart of your land, because our war with you has now started,’ said a man that identified himself as Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the pseudonym used by the head of Al Qaeda in Iraq.” Read more.
Flashback: Obama Admin: The War On Terror Is ‘Over’ – “… a senior State Department official has announced, ‘The war on terror is over.’ ‘Now that we have killed most of al Qaida … people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.’ The article itself describes the Obama administration’s new vision of foreign policy, which admits no enemies. Everyone, in this view, is a friend. Islamism, says the Obama administration, is just fine, so long as it does not openly support terrorism. This, of course, is utter foolishness. Islamism is a religious ideological movement that brooks no real alternatives – so while the State Department proclaims ‘a legitimate Islamism,’ it fails to acknowledge that Islamism, ‘legitimate’ or not, is deeply intolerant of any other modes of expression. Not only that, but Islamism works hand-in-glove with terror groups around the world.” Read more.
For meat to be considered Halal, the animal must be sacrificed in the name of Allah. Allah is a false god. False gods are idols. And Scripture has a few things to say about things sacrificed to idols …
Acts 15:29, “You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.”
Revelation 2:19-20, “‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.”
By Glen Jenvey, Asian Tribune – “When walking into any British supermarket they all pride themselves on selling British products where possible , this can be seen in any meat section at Asda,Tesco and Waitrose to name a few.
But do we know what we are eating? To help us we see logo’s like Red Tractor which guarantees:
- High standards of food safety and hygiene
- High Standards of animal welfare
- High Standards of Environmental protection
You would think looking at the logo that meat sold with this assured food standard is 100% British, but on contacting all major supermarkets, I was shocked to learn that in fact the standard means nothing and we are in fact eating Halal meat blessed with Islamic prayers and the animal having its throat cut until the blood drains out. In some cases it takes as long as six minutes for the animal to die even when stunned.
This practice says Tescos quote: We sell Halal meat in our stores to meet customer demand and to demonstrate that everyone is welcome at Tesco.
But what Tescos are forgetting that British people do not want to eat this Islamically blessed meat as most of us are Christian and many of us see this form of slaughter wrong with great suffering for the animal.
Tescos claim that the animal is stunned to feel no pain! , but is still alive, watching while its throat is cut until it dies, sometimes six minutes. ‘This is cruel,’ animal rights charities claim and not a quick clean kill. But most British shoppers might wonder why meat is dry when cooked from supermarkets, it might be because that Islamic law requires all blood drained from the meat.
Tescos go on to say like all other major UK supermarkets. We source from suppliers who serve Muslim as well as non-Muslim customers. Some of these suppliers process all their meat to Halal standards. For example, all New Zealand lamb meet’s Halal standards.” Read more.
Flashback: Halal, The New Stealth Jihad – Are You Eating Food Sacrificed to Idols? – “When you bite into a delicious pizza, succulent sandwich or luscious lamb chops, are you possibly eating food that has been sacrificed to idols? An outspoken American pastor says yes, and he’s sounding the alarm for Christians to be aware of the Islamic influence he calls ‘backdoor Shariah’ now nibbling its way across the fruited plain. At issue, says Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash., is eating food that’s ‘halal,’ in other words ‘lawful’ or ‘permitted’ for the Muslim diet. Muslims join many Jews and some Christians in avoiding the consumption of certain animals such as pigs and birds of prey, but those of the Islamic faith also have their meat blessed in the name of their god, Allah. ’From the Christian standpoint, Allah would be an idol,’ …” Read more.
Reuters – “DUBAI – Dubai’s chief of police has warned of an ‘international plot’ to overthrow the governments of Gulf Arab countries, saying the region needs to be prepared to counter any threat from Islamist dissidents as well as Syria and Iran.
The comments by Dahi Khalfan, one of the most outspoken security officials in the United Arab Emirates, follow the detention in the UAE since April of at least 20 dissidents, according to relatives of the detainees and activists.
‘There’s an international plot against Gulf states in particular and Arab countries in general…This is preplanned to take over our fortunes,’ Khalfan told reporters at a gathering late on Wednesday marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
‘The bigger our sovereign wealth funds and the more money we put in the banks of Western countries, the bigger the plot to take over our countries…The brothers and their governments in Damascus and North Africa have to know that the Gulf is a red line, not only for Iran but also for the Brothers as well.’
Most of the detainees since April are Islamists, targeted by an official clampdown amid concern they may be emboldened by the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in other Arab countries such as Egypt.” Read more.
Flashback: Muslim Brotherhood Elder: ‘Jerusalem Belongs to Us, and the Whole World Belongs to Us … the Caliphate Will Return’ – “We are the children of Islam, the children of prophecy, the children of ‘there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the prophet of Allah.’ … we will kill anyone who has polluted the al-Aqsa Mosque… we will return, as the day of Qurayza from long ago… we will return, as the day of Khaybar from long ago… Jerusalem belongs to us. Al-Aqsa belongs to us… and the whole world belongs to us. Every land upon which Islam has set foot will return to us. The caliphate will return to us, on the platform of prophecy.” Read more.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10, “The coming of the [lawless one] is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
Here is a calm, pious Muslim man who, after viewing an ABN Christian program on Islam, felt the need to be a good reflection of Mohammed and reach out to the non-Muslim world on July 24, 2012 by expressing his sincere desire for respect …