Archive for 07/03/2014

Lebanon: Islamist Group Vows To “Cleanse” The Land Of Churches

07/03/2014 3 comments

For peaceful purposes. Because we all know how much bloodshed and strife all those churches are causing …

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “The reference to silencing church bells may mean that they’re willing to settle for churches remaining in Lebanon as long as the Lebanese Christians accept dhimmi status and submit to Muslim overlordship, as the prohibition on church bells is part of Islamic law for dhimmi Christians: ‘Such non-Muslim subjects [of the Islamic state] are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they…are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays…’ — ‘Umdat al-Salik o11.5

‘Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade Vows to Silence Church Bells in Bekaa,’ Naharnet, July 2, 2014 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):

The vague group known as the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade vowed to task gunmen to attack churches in Lebanon and in the eastern Bekaa valley in particular.

The Brigade announced on its twitter account that a “specialized group of free jihadists were tasked with cleansing the Islamic state of Bekaa in particular and in Lebanon in general from the churches.”

“We will target crusaders in the state and in Lebanon to silence the ringing of the bells,” the group said.

The Brigade recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, previously known as the Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant.

The Islamic State declared over the weekend the establishment of the “Islamic caliphate” led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ordering ordered Muslims worldwide to pledge allegiance to their chief, in a spectacular bid to extend their authority.

A “caliphate” is an Islamic form of government last seen under the Ottoman Empire.

The mysterious Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade had in the past claimed that it is an affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but the ISIL later denied that.

On March 16, the Brigade engaged in a war of words with the al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, believed to be a local franchise of the Syria-based, Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front.

The dispute erupted after both groups claimed responsibility on Twitter for a deadly suicide bombing that rocked the Bekaa town of al-Nabi Othman.

The Brigade has claimed responsibility for several rocket and bomb attacks inside Lebanon, the last of which were the suicide blasts in Dahr al-Baydar and Raouche’s Duroy Hotel.

Source – Jihad Watch.

Warning: Reading Is … “Islamophobic”

07/03/2014 4 comments

Proverbs 8:7, “For my mouth will speak truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.”

Muslim apologists believe that they have the right to discuss and denounce the teachings of Christianity (teachings which, by the way, even the “prophet” of Islam himself couldn’t correctly define), but when we discuss the teachings of Islam they suddenly claim that we, as non-Muslims, have absolutely no right to criticize the “holy” Qur’an. But if Muslim apologists can criticize Christianity because of what the Qur’an teaches, then we can certainly criticize Islam in light of those very same teachings. If God has given us an ear to hear, then we listen. And if we’ve been given a sound mind to reason then we are obliged to speak the truth, even when those who are perishing refuse to believe it …

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “Years ago, I was speaking at some university — University of Wisconsin-Madison if I recall correctly — and a Muslim in the audience asked me what qualifications I had to discuss the texts and teachings of Islam. I responded, ‘I can read.’

And so I chuckled watching David Wood’s brilliant explanation here of why reading is ‘Islamophobic.’ Prove you’re not a racist today: put that Qur’an down! Ban reading!” Source – Jihad Watch.

Joel Richardson: What The New Caliphate Means For The World Is “Absolutely Profound”

07/03/2014 9 comments

“Another significant reality now that the caliphate has been restored is that it is actually mandatory for the caliphate to engage in perpetual jihad until there are literally no non-Muslims left throughout the world, or they submit to being subjected peoples.” Sounds a little like something that a man named John once described about 2,000 year ago. Are we witnessing before our very eyes the fulfillment of the second Beast that will ultimately be destroyed forever by the Lord Himself as prophesied by Daniel? It certainly looks that way today. As such, “let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober” …

Revelation 13:15-18, “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. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate [‘psēphizō’ – reckon] the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is χξς.”

By Joel Richardson, WND – “Two weeks ago, our illustrious President Obama stood in the White House and made the following statement:

‘[T]he truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to be – if you had to choose any moment to be born in human history, not knowing what your position was going to be, who you were going to be, you’d choose this time. The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been.’

On Sunday afternoon, my Twitter account lit up, as the various radical Muslims I follow erupted with jubilant declarations that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) had officially declared a caliphate – an Islamic state ruled by Islamic Shariah. No longer is it ISIS, but simply the Islamic State (IS). After an official meeting of ISIS’ shura (religious) council, they named their shadowy leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, to be the Emir al-Mu’minin, or the commander of the faithful – the first ‘caliph’ in roughly 90 years. The caliph is essentially a Muslim pope, president and general all rolled into one.

The potential implications for the world are absolutely profound. First, according to Islamic jurisprudence, once a caliph has been declared, it is mandatory upon all Muslims to make a pledge of allegiance to the sitting caliph, known in Arabic as the bay’ah. The bay’ah translated is as follows:

‘I pledge my allegiance to the Commander of the Faithful, to hear and obey, in hardship and in blessings, to establish the religion of Allah, and to enforce Allah’s Shariah, and to expand the order of Allah, to establish the global Islamic state.’

According to various hadith (Muslim sacred traditions found outside of the Quran), if one does not make the pledge, he will die the death of jahiliyya, or as a non-Muslim, and should be treated as a non-Muslim:

‘[W]hen he stands before Allah on the Day of Judgment, and one who dies without having bound himself by an oath of allegiance (to an Amir) will die the death of one belonging to the days of Jahillyya.’ (Abu Muslim 20: 4562)

Already, there have been numerous tribal leaders and jihadi groups that have pledged their allegiance to the caliph with their lives. What groups will follow? What might it look like if various groups such as Boko Haram in Nigeria, al-Shabab in Somalia and Kenya, al-Qaida in Yemen, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hamas in Gaza and the West Bank, and perhaps even segments of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and throughout the world begin swearing allegiance to the caliph? The dangers of a snowballing trend is profound. Rather than having an Islamic State spanning segments of Syria and Iraq, there could be smaller segments of the Islamic State in numerous other nations.

Consider the fact that even here in the United States, Mohamed Elibiary, one of three senior fellows on President Obama’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, is an open supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, the goal of which is the re-establishment of the caliphate.” Read more.

Self-Declared ‘Caliph’ Wants To Rule World And ‘No One In Iraq Or Any Neighboring Country Will Be Safe From These Plans’ – “Based on recent battlefield victories in Iraq and Syria, the Iraqi militant and his followers believe that the world’s Muslims are going to flock to their cause… [but] while many kings and rulers styled themselves as caliphs, they didn’t have the religious authority that implied… Time will tell if Baghdadi’s grab for power will allow him to hold on to a piece of Iraq and Syria… The Ottoman Sultan declared himself a caliph in 1880, partly in the hopes that Indian Muslims would turn on the colonial British administration there. It didn’t work … The Taliban’s Mullah Omar tried the caliph gambit too. In 1996, shortly after after conquering Kandahar and on the verge of controlling Afghanistan, he wrapped himself in a cloak purported to have been worn by the prophet Mohamed and declared himself the leader of the world’s Muslims. Today, Omar lives in Pakistan.” Read more.

Caliphate Leader To The Muslim World: “Terrify The Enemies Of Allah And Seek Death”

07/03/2014 1 comment

And this call will, in the minds of many who eventually pledge allegiance to this Caliph or any other major Islamic leader, not be incumbent upon only those Muslims living in lands already conquered by Islam. It will also be considered a binding decree upon many Muslims who are today living amongst us …

Qur’an Sura 8:59a, “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them …”

Al Arabiya News – “The leader of the al-Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State called on Muslims with military, medical and managerial skills to flock to its newly-declared pan-Islamic state, in an audio recording released Tuesday.

‘Those who can immigrate to the Islamic State should immigrate, as immigration to the house of Islam is a duty,’ said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The newly named ‘caliph’ said the appeal especially applied to ‘judges and those who have military and managerial and service skills, and doctors and engineers in all fields.’

Baghdadi also addressed the group’s fighters, saying that ‘your brothers in all the world are waiting’ to be rescued by them.

‘Terrify the enemies of Allah and seek death in the places where you expect to find it,’ he said. ‘Your brothers, on every piece of this earth, are waiting for you to rescue them.’

The audio message, titled ‘A Message to the Mujahideen and the Muslim Ummah in the Month of Ramadan,’ was posted online through the group’s media arm. Another account affiliated to the group posted translations in English, Russian, French, German and Albanian.

‘By Allah, we will take revenge, by Allah we will take revenge, even if after a while,’ Baghdadi said. ‘Fighters should ’embrace the chance and champion Allah’s religion through jihad,’ he added.

He called on Muslims to immigrate to the self-styled caliphate, saying it was their duty. In a direct, confident message, he urged them to ‘listen, realize and stand and free yourself from the shackles of weakness, and stand in the face of tyranny.’

‘Let the world know that we are living today in a new era. Whoever was heedless must now be alert. Whoever was sleeping must now awaken. Whoever was shocked and amazed must comprehend. The Muslims today have a loud, thundering statement, and possess heavy boots,’ said Baghdadi, according to the posted translation.

‘They have a statement that will cause the world to hear and understand the meaning of terrorism, and boots that will trample the idol of nationalism, destroy the idol of democracy and uncover its deviant nature.’

It was his first purported message since the group – previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) – proclaimed the caliphate on Sunday and declared him its leader, in an audacious bid to sweep away state borders and redraw the map of the Middle East.

The militant group, which operates in both Iraq and Syria, said their caliphate would spread from Aleppo in northern Syria to Diyala in eastern Iraq, and ordered Muslims in those areas to ‘obey’ and pledge allegiance to their new leader.” 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 …”

Flashback: ‘What Are You Waiting For?’ – Al-Qaeda Calls Upon US Muslims To Buy Guns And Start Killing Non-Muslim Americans – “If an event were to occur in the world that would be eschatologically pivotal for Muslims this would be sure to awaken any radical elements within the Muslim population, regardless of where they live, and even radicalize some of those who were previously considered ‘moderate’. The arrival of al Mahdi, for example, could become the ‘triggering event’ that has the potential to precipitate a sudden surge in Islamic terrorism all over the globe. If we are complacent into believing that any such scenario could never happen or is highly unlikely, we don’t need to look far before we come face to face with the sobering reality that Islamic terrorist cells are, today, already forming within our own borders.” Read more.

Colorado: Young Woman Converts To Islam, Develops Newfound Hatred Of Christians And Desire To Kill For “Allah”

07/03/2014 3 comments

Those who refuse to love the Truth are all too willing to embrace the lies …

1 Timothy 4:1, 4, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons … And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

By Alan Gathright, ABC 7News Denver – “The FBI says a 19-year-old Colorado woman has been arrested while trying to board a flight at Denver International Airport with the goal of meeting with a terrorist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.

A federal criminal complaint states that between Sept. 7, 2013 and April 8, 2014, Shannon Maureen Conley, together with others, tried to provide material support and resources, including personnel and expert advice, to a foreign terrorist organization.

ISIS insurgents have been fighting to topple the governments of Iraq and Syria.

Authorities began investigating Conley on Nov. 5, 2013, when the pastor at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada called local police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to report a teen had been spotted suspiciously taking notes at the church’s main campus at 6120 Ward Road on several Sundays at October, according to a federal affidavit supporting the criminal complaint.

Church officials have a heightened awareness about security because Faith Bible Chapel was the scene of a shooting in December 2007 when a man named Matthew Murray opened fire at the church’s Youth with a Mission Training Center, killing two missionaries. A few hours later, Murray went on a shooting spree at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, killing two more people. He was shot by a church security guard and eventually took his own life.

So Faith Bible Chapel staff reacted quickly when they believed Conley was taking notes on various locations and the layout of the campus, the affidavit said.

Church staff approached Conley and asked to see her notes, but she refused.

Conley then became confrontational with FBC staff, citing her own Islamic religious views, church officials told federal investigators…

Conley said, ‘I hate those people.’ …

Conley told the investigators she does not like Israel or FBC’s active and vocal support for Israel.

Conley said she noticed she was being followed by church staff on the campus and felt they treated her like a terrorist. Conley told the investigators that she reasoned that, ‘If they think I’m a terrorist, I’ll give them something to think I am,’ according to the affidavit.

She started keeping a notebook and acted like she was diagramming the church to alarm them. Conley soon got into an argument with the pastor and was asked to leave.

Conley said that Jihad to her is war against ‘kafir’ (which the affidavit describes as a derogatory Arabic term for non-Muslims) to protect Muslim lands.” Read more.

Flashback: From Life To Death – The Convert To Islam

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