Archive for 10/28/2012

David Wood On The Corruption Of Islam And The Inferiority Of Its Prophet

10/28/2012 2 comments

David Wood’s latest video below ties into the logical dilemma that was pointed out in the “A Few Simple Questions For Muslim Visitors” page above. Archaeological discoveries have repeatedly confirmed what Christians have already believed, that Biblical manuscripts and fragments dated even hundreds of years before Mohammed are virtually identical to the canonized Biblical texts we have today.  The same cannot be said for the Qur’an, however, where even Muslim archaeologists acknowledge that many aberrations exist in old Qur’anic texts, a forthright admission that runs counter to the Islamic claim that the Qur’an is unchanged and eternal. Yet when Muhammad recited the Qur’an, he clearly stated that he did not believe the Bible was corrupt at that time and called upon Christians to therefore adhere to the Scriptures that they possessed. But this begs the following question that all intellectually honest Muslims must ask themselves: Since the Scriptures that Christians have today are the same Scriptures that Christians had even well before the time of Mohammed, when could the Bible have possibly been corrupted, who corrupted it, and how was it corrupted? …

Description: “According to the Qur’an, Christians must judge by the Gospel (Qur’an 5:47). But the Gospel says that Jesus owns everything (Matthew 11:27; John 16:15). Since Jesus owns everything, he also owns Muhammad. If Muslims don’t want us to conclude that Jesus owns Muhammad, they have to tell us not to judge by the Gospel. But why would Muslims contradict Allah?” Source – Answering Muslims.

No Equality, No Freedom, No Rights: Tackling The Totalitarianism Of Islam

10/28/2012 3 comments

This one line from the article below sums the truth of the matter up nicely: “Ex-communists enlightened us about the horrors of communism.  Muslim apostates keep warning us about the dangers of Islam.  Yet we ignore it ‘at our existential peril.'” …

By Eileen F. Toplansky, American Thinker – “As the Arab Spring model implodes in the Middle East, it is even more urgent that the West understand that behind this ongoing violence is the inexorable Muslim adherence to sharia law.  Sharia is the unremitting lodestar for their actions.

In his latest magisterial work, entitled Sharia versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism, Dr. Andrew Bostom adds another enlightening tome to supplement The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims (2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism (2008).

Honest scholarship in our politically correct world is a hard commodity to find.  Thus, a debt is owed to Bostom for his continuing contributions as he give numerous examples to prove that it is the ‘centrality of Islamic jihadism’ (26) that motivates, inspires, instigates, arouses, and stirs its adherents toward the unrelenting goal of a global caliphate.  During the recent Ramadan, for example, there were 260 jihad attacks in 23 countries, with 1,209 dead and 1,910 critically injured.  The so-called religion of peace is extraordinarily bloody, yet leaders of the free world prevaricate about its violence.

The culture of death, destruction, and deceit that is Islam is painstakingly exposed by Bostom.  The deep and abiding anti-Jewish animus in Islam is shown to be integral to Islam.  Neither a byproduct of Western anti-Semitism nor a result of alleged Western imperialism, to say nothing of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Muslim-inspired anti-Jewish sentiment actually Read more…

All Christians Being Forced To Flee Islamist Groups In Northern Mali

10/28/2012 2 comments – “Bamako (Agenzia Fides) – ‘In the north of Mali, all Christians were forced to flee’ the complaint in an interview with Aid to the Church in Need, Fr. Laurent Balas, a missionary of the White Fathers, who spent six years in Gao in northern Mali before being appointed pastor of the Church of the Holy Martyrs of Uganda in Bamako. ‘My Gao successors were forced to flee,’ said Fr. Balas describing the conquest of the north of the Country in the spring of this year on behalf of the Islamic militias. Christians fleeing from the north are welcomed by the families in the south in very precarious conditions, after having left all their belongings. ‘There are no refugee camps in the Country, but in neighboring Countries. The displaced have been ‘absorbed’ by the people. It is very difficult to say how many there are,’ says the missionary. In the north Islamist groups have imposed their radical interpretation of the Sharia even reaching the point of breaking into homes in search of unveiled women. In this case the unfortunate’s ear is cut. ‘Faced with this situation, the Muslims themselves are fleeing en masse, except that now, in the south, these families who flee put extra weight on other families who are already devasted. Therefore they go to the north, saying that they prefer to die in their own land,’ said the missionary. But there is not only religious extremism at work in the north of Mali. Fr. Balas notes in fact that Islamist groups that have ties with drug traffickers, as demonstrated by a plane load of cocaine that recently crashed at an airport controlled by the Islamists. ‘Islamism is a screen that hides the trafficking of drugs and of possible searches of gold and oil,’ concludes the missionary.” Source – News.Va.

Flashback: Mali: 200,000 Christians Flee Country To Escape Islamic Persecution As Islamists Impose Sharia Law – “In the Northern part of the African nation of Mali, a refugee crisis is quickly escalating. The front page of the Vatican newspaper expressed concern over the gravity of the situation. It noted that many of the refugees were Christians that were trying to escape persecution from a version of Sharia law that has been imposed in parts of the country by a group known as the ‘Ansar Dine’ movement. The Algerian newspaper El Khabar has reported that some 200,000 people have fled to refugee camps in Mauritania and Algeria.” Read more.

Flashback: Mali: Christian Leader Beheaded as Islamists Terrorize Country, Create List of All Christians They Intend to Execute by Beheading – “A Christian leader has been beheaded and others are being threatened with similar treatment as Islamic militants run amok in Mali, West Africa. Christians have fled the town of Timbuktu in the north of the country where harsh Sharia Law has already been imposed amid reports that churches in Gao, 200 miles to the east, have been completely destroyed… ‘We have escaped in the wake of horrible death threats as the Islamists have a list of all the Christians in Timbuktu whom they intend to execute by beheading.’” Read more.

Iran, Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan … Sharp Increase In Violence Against Christians Worldwide Brings Renewed Urgency For The Persecuted Church

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By Jamie Dean – “When Iranian authorities released condemned pastor Youcef Nadarkhani from prison on Sept. 8, Mervyn Thomas of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) compared the moment to an account in Acts 12: As church members prayed for Peter’s release from jail, the apostle (delivered by an angel) suddenly knocked on the door. The Christians were so surprised they nearly didn’t answer.

‘I believe it’s no coincidence that Pastor Nadarkhani was released as people around the world were praying for him,’ Thomas told supporters. ‘What a result … and such an unexpected one at that!’ …

For every Nadarkhani released, many more remain imprisoned or persecuted for their Christian faith. That reality offers particular potency to the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church—slated this year for Nov. 4.

On the eve of the annual event, it’s challenging to grasp the persecution hounding many Christians worldwide. Indeed, Open Doors USA—a California-based advocacy group—publishes an annual list of 50 countries with the worst records on persecution.

But in a brief look at a handful of countries, a common theme emerges: In a year of answered prayers, the suffering remains steep, the need for prayer remains sharp, and the faith of many persecuted Christians remains strong.

In Iran, advocacy groups aren’t the only ones reporting Christians’ suffering. In late September, two human-rights experts from the United Nations reported that Iranian authorities were intensifying their clampdown on evangelical churches.

Ahmed Shaheed, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, estimated that Iranian authorities arbitrarily arrested and detained more than 300 Christians since June 2010. Shaheed said ‘scores of Christians’ remained in jail ‘for freely practicing their religion.’

Advocacy groups believe that number is far higher. CSW reported a ‘steep rise’ in persecution against religious minorities in Iran during 2011 and 2012. The list of developments include: ‘waves of arrests and detentions; regular raids on church gatherings; harsh interrogations; physical and psychological torture (including demands for recantations of faith and for information on the identities of fellow Christians); extended detentions without charge; violations of due process; convictions for ill-defined crimes or on falsified political charges; and economic targeting through exorbitant bail demands.’

The group also noted ‘a proliferation of anti-Christian rhetoric from senior official figures’ and ‘a systematic infiltration of church networks’ by Iranian authorities.” Read more.

New York: Hurricane Sandy Forces Mass Transit Closure, Evacuations

10/28/2012 1 comment

“MYFOXNY.COM/AP -Transit officials in New York are preparing for a total shutdown of subway, bus and train service as Hurricane Sandy continues to bear down on the metropolitan region.

All service will be suspended at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to start planning for an orderly suspension of service.

New York City subways and buses will start phasing out service at 7 p.m.  Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road will suspend service at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The city’s mass transit system is the nation’s largest. The subway alone has a daily ridership of more than 5 million.

Rainfall is expected to start late Sunday or early Monday in New York. Hurricane Sandy is headed north from the Caribbean to meet a winter storm and a cold front. Experts say the rare hybrid storm that results will cause havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes.

Bridges and tunnels will be closed on a case-by-case basis.

The city also ordered an evacuation of Zone A areas that are prone to flooding and closed public schools on Monday.

On Saturday, the MTA had workers nailing plywood covers to subway ventilation grates at South Ferry to help prevent flooding. ” Read more.


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Barbaric: Suicide Bomber Detonates Car At Church In Northern Nigeria, At Least 7 Christians Killed, 100 Wounded

10/28/2012 1 comment

UPI – “KADUNA, Nigeria, Oct. 28 (UPI) — A suicide bomber in a car attacked a Catholic church in Kaduna, Nigeria, Sunday, killing at least seven — and perhaps as many as 15 — people, officials said.

The attack took place at St. Rita Catholic Church around 10:45 a.m. local time during mass, Nigerian newspaper Leadership reported.

In addition to seven people confirmed dead, dozens were injured in the bombing, which damaged a corner of the church and blew off parts of the roof, the BBC reported. The newspaper reported as many as 15 members of the congregation were killed.

Witnesses said the bomber drove up to the gates of the church, but was refused entry by security. The driver then backed up and drove through a wall and detonated the bomb just outside the church, the BBC reported.

No group has taken responsibility for the bombing, though similar attacks have been perpetrated by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The group has fought to overthrow the government and implement Sharia law, the BBC reported.

A spokesman for the local governor asked people in Kaduna to remain calm and avoid retaliation for the attack. The Nigerian Emergency Management Agency told the BBC some Christian youths had attacked a vehicle that had arrived at the church to help survivors.” Source – Breitbart.

Flashback: Boko Haram: Our Goal is to Eliminate Followers of Christ – “Terrorist organisation Boko Haram has issued a statement making clear that its goal is to eliminate followers of Christ from Nigeria and establish an Islamic state. ‘The Nigerian state and Christians are our enemies and we will be launching attacks on the Nigerian state and its security apparatus as well as churches until we achieve our goal of establishing an Islamic state in place of the secular state … We are responsible for the suicide attack on a church in Jos and also another attack on another church in Biu,’ a spokesman for the group, Abul Qaqa, is said to have told reporters in the northeastern city of Maiduguri over the phone.” Read more.

Hypocrisy: Saudi King Asks UN To Adopt Resolution Condemning Anything And Everything ‘That Insults Religions’ …

10/28/2012 1 comment

Yet all the while Saudi Arabia continues to export Islamic textbooks that do nothing but fuel Islamic supremacy and violent Jihad around the globe, textbooks which promote vitriolic hatred of Judaism and Christianity because “Jews and the Christians are enemies of the [Islamic] believers” …

President Obama Bows Before Saudi King

President Obama Bows Before Saudi King

The Jerusalem Post – “Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Saturday called on the UN to adopt a resolution condemning blasphemy, AFP reported.

‘I demand a UN resolution that condemns any country or group that insults religions and prophets,’ he reportedly said. ‘It is our duty and that of every Muslim to protect Islam and defend the prophets.’

The Saudi King is the latest Islamic leader to call for a ban on blasphemy following the release last month of the US-made Innocence of Muslims film, which triggered a wave of deadly anti-American violence across the Islamic world.

Abdullah also stressed the important of the ‘unity of the Islamic nation…to face the nation’s enemies.'” Source – The Jerusalem Post.

Flashback: New Study Shows That 80% of Mosques in America Teach Jihad Violence and Islamic Supremacism – “… Then there was the Center for Religious Freedom’s 2005 study, and the Mapping Sharia Project’s 2008 study. Each independently showed that upwards of 80% of mosques in America were preaching hatred of Jews and Christians and the necessity ultimately to impose Islamic rule. And now comes yet more confirmation that mosques in the U.S. are teaching these things, and again the percentage is remarkably similar: around 80% of mosques are found to be teaching jihad warfare and Islamic supremacism.” Read more.

Flashback: Report: Saudis Export Anti-Christian and Anti-Jewish Textbooks that Continue to Fuel Intolerance and Violence Around the Globe – “Textbooks used in Saudi Arabia’s schools contain virulent forms of anti-Christian and anti-Jewish bigotry that continue to fuel intolerance and violence around the globe, says a new report…  ‘Because of the Saudis’ great oil wealth, it is able to disseminate its textbooks … to many Muslim schools, mosques and libraries throughout the world. ‘This is not just hate mongering, it’s promoting violence,’ … Christians are referred to as ‘swine’ and Jews as ‘apes,’ …” Read more.

Flashback: ‘Fight The Jews And Kill Them’: Major American Publishers Protest Hate-Filled, Toxic Saudi Textbook Content – “An appeal to the government of Saudi Arabia to stop publishing hate-filled textbooks was issued today by seven current and former heads of major American publishing houses… Muslims in many countries have reported that over the past 20 to 30 years, local Islamic traditions have been transformed and radicalized under the growing influence of Saudi Salafist Islam, known as Wahhabism. The late president of Indonesia Abdurraham Wahid wrote that Wahhabism was making inroads even in his famously tolerant nation.” Read more.

Calls Sounded In Egypt To Free Al Aqsa Mosque On The Temple Mount And Liberate Jerusalem

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Zechariah 12:2-3a, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces …”

By Gil Ronen, INN – “Egyptian jurists and politicians have issued calls to ‘liberate’ the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, and to restore Egypt’s leading role in the Arab world.

Participants in a news conference in Cairo on October 25 said that the ‘liberation’ of Jerusalem by Muslims will be accomplished ‘without a doubt’ by the present generation, which brought about the change in Arab regimes, and that the peace treaty with Israel was just an act of deception that led to the ‘loss of the homeland.’

Ambassador Abdullah al-Ashal, a former aide to the foreign minister, took part in the news conference held by the Diplomatic Committee of the Egyptian Bar Association. He said that ‘talk of peace with the Zionists must not be believed,’ and that ‘no ties between Egypt and Israel are taking place under the present government,’ because ‘the Palestinian question is a national one for Egypt.’

Bar Association Council member Mamdouh Ismail said that recent Islamist revolutions herald the beginning of the process that will lead to the liberation of Al Aqsa and Jerusalem. He said that it is obvious that weakness and fear have overcome Israel since the ‘stabilization’ of the Arab regimes in the region. The loss of Jerusalem to Israel, he said, was the result of the weakness of the Arab regimes and their collaboration with the West.” Source – INN.

Flashback: Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual Leader: All Muslims Must Unite Against Israel To Liberate Jerusalem – “Al Quds (Jerusalem) and its holy mosque are being desecrated and violated daily by the Israeli Jews, so Muslims and Arabs should hurry to its support, Islamic scholar Dr Sheikh Yousuf al-Qaradawi urged yesterday… He urged all Muslims and Arabs to unite and adopt the cause of Al Quds and Al Aqsa. He also called on ‘all honourable and free people’ in the world to support such a cause …” Read more.

Sudan: Israel Is A ‘Legitimate Target’ Now, ‘We Have To Reply … We Know How To Retaliate’

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Ezekiel 38:3-5a, “… This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army–your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Persia [Iran], Cush [Sudan] and Put [Libya] will be with them …”

By Gil Ronen, INN – “Sudan’s Information Minister, Ahmed Bilal Osman, has warned that his country would take ‘resolute steps’ against Israeli interests following the bombing of an ammunitions factory in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.

Osman told the BBC that his country now sees Israeli interests as legitimate targets for attack. He said that Sudan possesses proof that Israel is behind the attack on the Yarmouk weapons factory, and said that experts who combed the location of the blast sound evidence that Israeli arms were used to destroy it.

Australia’s ABC News quoted the minister as saying: ‘We have to reply because this is too much. This is the fourth time they have done this.’ Osman was referring to an incident in May, in which one person was killed after a car exploded in the eastern city of Port Sudan, as well as a similar blast last year that was blamed on an Israeli missile strike, and a fourth incident in eastern Sudan in 2009, when a convoy was bombed.

‘Definitely we are not going to attack Israel there,’ he added, ‘but we have the means, we have the means of how we can reply. They killed our people, these things are not cheap… and we know how to retaliate.’

Sudan has filed a complaint to the United Nations following the latest attack.” Source – INN.

Ethiopia And Sudan In Bible Prophecy – “The Hebrew word translated as Ethiopia is ‘Cush.’ Cush was the son of Ham and grandson of Noah. Many of Cush’s descendants settled in the region of southern Egypt, from Aswan to the place where the Nile River meets the Blue and White Nile rivers. The confusion comes from the historical name swap between Ethiopia and Abyssinia. The region the Bible refers to as Cush became known as Nubia, which the Greeks called Aithiopia. But today this region is southern Egypt and Northern Sudan. On the other hand, the ancient region of Abyssinia was much more southeast. This is where modern Ethiopia is now located. In others words, ancient Abyssinia is modern Ethiopia and ancient Aithiopia is modern-day North Sudan. Because of this confusion, many students of prophecy are awaiting the Christian majority nation of Ethiopia to join with the Islamic alliance described in Ezekiel 38 and 39. But a correct understanding of the name Cush points us to North Sudan, not Ethiopia.” Read more.

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