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The Jerusalem Post: Radical Islam Is, In Truth, The Normative Islam

09/06/2013 10 comments

Great article, please read it in full. It is worth repeating that when it comes to the “Religion of Peace” many still attempt to create a dichotomy of “good Islam” verses “bad Islam” when, in reality, all of Islam is inherently violent and destructive. Although there are Muslims who are peaceful, they are not peaceful because of their religion. They are peaceful in spite of it. Unfortunately, this is one fact that intellectually and politically atrophied leaders in the West all too often make a concerted effort to willingly ignore

Proverbs 10:6, “Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.”

Qur’an Sura 9:111, “… They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed …”

Qur’an: Sura 4:89, “… Kill the unbelievers [non-Muslims] wherever you find them …”

"... the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed" (Rev 13:15b).

“… the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed” (Rev 13:15b).

The Jerusalem Post – “When will we believe the threat in the words of Mohammed?  When will we believe the Muslims’ word when they proclaim their intention to kill us?  When will we believe that they proclaim their intention to wipe Israel off the face of the map?  When will we believe that they want to see the entire world including Europe and America, under submission to Islam and Muslim law?

After the Fort Hood killings of a dozen innocent people by a Muslim traitor, the Boston Marathon killings by two Muslim immigrant brothers and the beheading of a British soldier in May by two Muslim men in broad daylight, we have got to ask, what is there about Islam that stirs up these horrendous murderous actions?

We cannot forget the unbelievably horrible 9/11 destruction of the twin towers in New York or the destruction on the Pentagon in Washington, when more than 3,000 innocent people were killed.  We cannot forget the bombings of the train stations in Spain and England when scores of innocents were killed.  It is difficult for those of us who practice true Christianity to believe that human beings could be so blatantly murderous to plot and kill so many innocent people with no second thought or regrets.  They show joy when these murderous deeds are carried out.

Then too, we have to wonder why all the rest of the Muslim world heartily supports all of these incredible Muslim killings with massive demonstrations or at least with broad smiles.  It appears that not many Muslims disagree with what the murderers have done.  We cannot ignore how so many Muslim leaders keep loudly and unashamedly declaring their intentions to take over Europe and to ‘wipe Israel and the United States off the face of the Map’.

Why do so many Western political leaders keep trying to tell us that Islam is a ‘religion of peace’?  Bombings, explosions and mass killings are certainly not demonstrations of peace.  Do our leaders support them or are they so afraid of them that they continually insist on ‘political correctness’ most often at the expense of Christians.  Will they insist on PC all the way to the grave?

According to true Christian values, peace means love, kindness and compassion.  The Islamic definition of peace is to see the entire world controlled by Islam and cruel Islamic Sharia law.  Their kind of peace has most of the world in anxiety today and our Western leaders are doing little to counteract it.

Those who have made it their business to understand the fundamentals of Islam know that there really are no moderate Muslims Read more…

Categories: Radical Islam

No Business, No Money, No Home: Christians Forced To Flee Egyptian Town As Islamists Take Over

09/06/2013 Leave a comment

Revelation 13:16-18, “… it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate [‘psēphizō’ – reckon] the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is χξς.”

AINA – “The Coptic Orthodox priest would only talk to his visitor after hiding from the watchful eyes of the bearded Muslim outside, who sported a pistol bulging from under his robe.

So Father Yoannis moved behind a wall in the charred skeleton of an ancient monastery to describe how it was torched by Islamists and then looted when they took over this southern Egyptian town following the ouster of the country’s president.

‘The fire in the monastery burned intermittently for three days. The looting continued for a week. At the end, not a wire or an electric switch is left,’ Yoannis told The Associated Press. The monastery’s 1,600-year-old underground chapel was stripped of ancient icons and the ground was dug up on the belief that a treasure was buried there.

‘Even the remains of ancient and revered saints were disturbed and thrown around,’ he said.

A town of some 120,000 — including 20,000 Christians — Dalga has been outside government control since hard-line supporters of the Islamist Mohammed Morsi drove out police and occupied their station on July 3, the day Egypt’s military chief removed the president in a popularly supported coup. It was part of a wave of attacks in the southern Minya province that targeted Christians, their homes and businesses.

Since then, the radicals have imposed their grip on Dalga, twice driving off attempts by the army to send in armored personnel carriers by showering them with gunfire.

Their hold points to the power of hard-line Islamists in southern Egypt even after Morsi’s removal — and their determination to defy the military-backed leadership that has replaced him.

With the army and police already fighting a burgeoning militant insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, there are growing signs that a second insurgency could erupt in the south — particularly in Minya and Assiut provinces, both Islamist strongholds and both home to Egypt’s two largest Christian communities.

The takeover of Dalga has been disastrous for the Christian community in the town, located 270 kilometers (160 miles) south of Cairo in Minya, on the edge of the Nile Valley near the cliffs that mark the start of the desert.

In the initial burst of violence, the town’s only Catholic church was ransacked and set ablaze, like the Monastery of the Virgin Mary and St. Abraam. The Anglican church was looted.

Some 40 Christian families have fled Dalga since, Yoannis said. Nearly 40 Christian-owned homes and stores have been attacked by Islamists, according to local Minya activists. Bandits from the nearby deserts joined the looting and burning, they said. To ensure the spread of fear, the attackers torched houses in all Christian neighborhoods, not just in one or two.

Among the homes torched was that of Father Angelos, an 80-year-old Orthodox priest who lives close to the monastery. Yoannis’ home was spared a similar fate by his Muslim neighbors. A 60-year-old Christian who fired from his roof to ward off a mob was dragged down and killed, the activists said.

‘Even if we had firearms, we would be reluctant to use them,’ said Yoannis. ‘We cannot take a life. Firing in the air may be our limit.’

Those who remain pay armed Muslim neighbors to protect them. Yoannis said his brother paid with a cow and a water buffalo. Most Christian businesses have been closed for weeks.

Armed men can be seen in the streets, and nearly every day Islamists hold rallies at a stage outside the police station, demanding Morsi’s reinstatement.

Most Christians remain indoors as much as possible, particularly during the rallies. They say they are routinely insulted on the streets by Muslims, including children. Christian women stay home at all times, fearing harassment by the Islamists, according to multiple Christians who spoke to the AP. Most requested that their names not be published for fear of reprisals.

‘The Copts in Dalga live in utter humiliation,’ said local rights activist Ezzat Ibrahim. ‘They live in horror and cannot lead normal lives.’ …

‘They don’t want to see any Christian with any power, no matter how modest,’ Yoannis said of the hard-liners now running Dalga. ‘They only want to see us poor without money, a trade or a business …” Read more.

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