Archive for 05/06/2014

The Coming King And His Kingdom: Our Anchor Of Hope

05/06/2014 1 comment

“Even those that are in Heaven now, that’s not our ultimate hope and our ultimate destiny. They are awaiting the resurrection of the body… He didn’t just come to save our souls… He came to redeem our flesh.” Joel Richardson shares a message of the Age to come at Immanuel’s Church in Silver Spring, MD this past weekend. Enjoy …

Titus 1:2, 2:13, 3:7, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began … Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ… That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

1 Corinthians 15:52-55, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

US Aid Indirectly Helps Hamas Terror Organization Due To PA Unity Deal

05/06/2014 1 comment

This touches upon a comment I made earlier regarding the unity deal between Hamas and the PA. If supporting Hamas is to support Islamic terror, what does that now make all those who support the Palestinian Authority after a Hamas-PA unity deal? Regardless, the fact of the matter is that the PA always has and always will support violent jihad and the destruction of the Jewish State, along with the extermination of every last Jewish man, woman and child who remains in Israel. If Western governments supporting the PA (not to mention Syrian “rebels”) doesn’t already constitute state sponsorship of terrorism, then what will? …

Egyptians: Obama Supporting Muslim Brotherhood Is Supporting Terrorism

Egyptians Get It

By Paul Alster, FoxNews – “The Palestinian Authority’s announcement that it will send 3,000 police officers to Gaza as part of a unity agreement with Hamas could mean U.S. taxpayers are now at least indirectly helping an officially designated terror organization maintain law and order — and its grip on power.

The police deployment came as part of a deal between the mainly secular government of the West Bank and the radical Islamist regime of Hamas that rules in Gaza. That agreement effectively ended hopes for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process championed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, but it also raises questions about U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority going forward. Since the U.S. subsidizes the PA budget to the tune of approximately $400 million per year, any effort to help Hamas indirectly spends U.S. dollars, say observers in Israel. That could be prohibited by U.S. policy, if it is read as part of a power-sharing agreement.

‘No aid is permitted for a power-sharing PA government that includes Hamas as a member, or that results from an agreement with Hamas and over which Hamas exercises ‘undue influence,’ unless the President certifies that the PA government, including all ministers, has accepted the following two principles… (1) Recognition of ‘the Jewish state of Israel’s right to exist’ and (2) acceptance of previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements,’ Jim Zanotti, a specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs, wrote in a report last September for the Congressional Research Service titled ‘U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians.’

Those conditions have been met by the PA [ICA Edit: The Palestinian Authority has not met these conditions. PA President Abbas refuses to accept Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, and “will never” recognize it as such], but Hamas, under whose control Gaza has continued to be a launching pad for cross-border missile attacks into Israel and a safe haven for Islamic Jihad and even Al Qaeda, steadfastly refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist and is reportedly pressuring the PA to cease security co-operation with Israel in the West Bank. Zanotti’s report, however, highlights a clause that might leave wiggle room for the PA to avoid losing U.S. support.” Read more.

Abbas: There Is No Chance Of Israel Being Recognized As A Jewish State (Video)

“They Started Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar,’ And We Knew”: Nigerian Islamists Kidnap More Girls, Between Ages Of 12 And 15

05/06/2014 2 comments

For purposes that are anything but peaceful. The leader of Boko Haram is now claiming that “Allah” has commanded him to sell all of the abducted girls into sex slavery. Wretched beasts like these make my blood boil …

Qur’an Sura 4:24a, “And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you…

Qur’an Sura 33:50a, “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war…

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “‘They started shouting, ‘Allahu akbar,’ and we knew.’ They knew because the jihadis were shouting ‘Allahu akbar’? Ibrahim Hooper, call your office! These abducted schoolgirls clearly need some sensitivity training, so that they understand that ‘Allahu akbar’ is a cry of peace and tolerance. Surely through your channels, Ibe, you can find out where these girls are being held, and send over Ahmed Rehab or some similarly sensitive lug, so as to teach these captive girls not to be so ‘Islamophobic.’

‘Nigeria militants kidnap more girls from village,’ Telegraph, May 6, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight girls aged between 12 and 15 from a village near one of their strongholds in northeast Nigeria.

“They were many, and all of them carried guns,” said Lazarus Musa, a resident of Warabe, where the attack happened.

“They came in two vehicles painted in army colour. They started shooting in our village.”

A police source said the girls were taken away in the early hours of Tuesday on trucks, along with looted livestock and food. The Islamist rebels are still holding 276 girls they abducted from a secondary school on April 14.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video released on Monday that Allah had told him to sell the girls taken by his fighters from a secondary school in the village of Chibok, in northeastern Borno state.

The abduction on Tuesday appears to bear similarities to the mass-kidnapping on Good Friday.

In the Chibok attack, as with the Warabe seizure, the militants arrived disguised as soldiers.

“Don’t worry, we’re soldiers,” one 16-year-old girl told AP she remembered them saying. “Nothing is going to happen to you.”

The gunmen commanded the hundreds of students at the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School to gather outside. The men went into a storeroom and removed all the food. Then they set fire to the room.

“They started shouting, ‘Allahu Akhbar,’ (God is great),” the 16-year-old student said. “And we knew.”

A local government official, Bana Lawal, received a warning call on his mobile phone, and was told that about 200 heavily armed militants in 20 pickup trucks and more than 30 motorcycles were headed toward his town.

He roused sleeping residents and told them to flee into the bush and the nearby hills.

But two hours later, when the Boko Haram militants arrived, the local forces were unable to fight them off and the extremists headed for the boarding school.

The men set the school ablaze and herded the girl’s group onto the backs of three pickup trucks.

The trucks drove through three villages, but then the car of fighters following them broke down. That’s when the 16-year-old girl and her friend jumped out, and managed to escape by running into the forest.

Britain and the US has offered help in finding the girls, but the Nigerian government has been criticised by the pace of rescue efforts.

It was not clear whether the eight girls taken on Tuesday were being held with the other 276.

Source – Jihad Watch.

Christians Crucified To Death In Syria For Refusing To Convert To Islam And Worship “Allah”

05/06/2014 4 comments

They said they would crucify Christians who refused to worship “Allah.” And they have. They said they would behead Christians who refused to worship “Allah.” And they have. When they say they will “spread the Sharia of Allah on the face of the earth” and will “kill anyone who comes in our way” they will seek to do that, too …

Revelation 13:15, “The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.”

Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, ”… This is the curse [אָלָה – alah] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”

By Raymond Ibrahim, FrontPage Mag – “To the awe of its readership, a recent Daily Mail article reports that the ‘jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant [ISIL],’ which is currently entrenched in Raqqa, Syria, ‘publicly crucified two Syrian rebels in northeastern Syria in revenge for a grenade attack on members of their group.’

While the Daily Mail is to be commended for exposing these barbaric acts — along with posting photos of the crucified — it nonetheless minimized their significance, in two important ways: 1) by repeatedly saying things like ‘even al-Qaeda is distancing itself from ISIL,’ and so implying that the act of crucifixion is some wild aberration that even the poster-child of jihadi terror, al-Qaeda, wants nothing to do with it; and 2) ignoring the much ‘sexier’ story that Christians in Syria are also being crucified simply for refusing to embrace Islam (as opposed to the rather mundane but politically more correct story of Islamic jihadis crucifying each other in the context of vendetta killings).

Consider the atrocities earlier committed in Ma‘loula, Syria, an ancient Christian village where the inhabitants still spoke Aramaic, the language of Christ.

According to recent Arabic news media, ‘a Syrian nun testified to the Vatican news agency that some Christians in Ma‘loula were crucified for refusing to convert to Islam or pay jizya’ (tribute subjugated Christians are required to pay to their Islamic conquerors in order to exist as Christians, per Koran 9:29).

Incidentally, they were crucified by the al-Qaeda linked Nasra Front (so much for Daily Mail’s portrayal of al-Qaeda ‘distancing’ itself from the apparently ‘extra-extremist’ ISIL for crucifying its victims).

Sister Raghad, the former head of the Patriarchate School in Damascus who currently resides in France, told Vatican Radio how she personally witnessed jihadi rebels terrorize Ma‘loula, including by pressuring Christians to proclaim the shehada — Islam’s credo that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger — which, when uttered before Muslim witnesses transforms the speaker into a Muslim, with the death penalty for apostasy should the convert later ‘renege’ by returning to Christianity.

According to the nun, those Christians who refused to embrace Islam were

killed in atrocious and violent ways that cannot be described. If you want examples, they crucified two youths in Ma‘loula for refusing to proclaim Islam’s credo, saying to them: “Perhaps you want to die like your teacher [Christ] whom you believe in? You have two choices: either proclaim the shehada or else be crucified. One of them was crucified before his father, whom they also killed.”

In fact, according to earlier media reports from October 2013, soon after Ma‘loula fell to the jihadis, one ‘shaky voiced’ elderly Christian man had reported that he …” Read more.

Hadith, Sahih Muslim 1:33a, “The Messenger of Allah [Mohammed] said: ‘I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish [Islamic] prayer …” (The Shahada)

Flashback: Syrian Rebels’ Other Ultimatum To Christians: ‘Convert To Islam Or You Will Be Crucified’ – “Christians make up about 10 percent of Syria’s 23 million people… Youssef Naame and his wife Norma, an elderly Christian couple from Maaloula, described how bearded extremist Islamists stormed the northeastern village early last month chanting ‘God is Great!’ ‘The jihadis shouted: Convert to Islam, or you will be crucified like Jesus,’ Youssef said with a shaky voice in his daughter’s al-Qassaa apartment.” Read more.

Flashback: Syria: Rebels Attack Christian Homes, Churches, Many Feared Dead, ‘Convert To Islam Or You Will Be Beheaded’ – “A Maaloula resident said the rebels, many of them sporting beards and shouting [Allahu akbar], attacked Christian homes and churches shortly after moving into the village overnight… Now, Maaloula ‘is a ghost town. Where is President Obama to see what befallen on us?’ asked the man… Another resident, a Christian man, said he saw militants forcing some Christian residents to convert to Islam. ‘I saw the militants grabbing five villagers Wednesday and threatening them (saying): `Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded,’ he said.” Read more.

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