These followers of Christ refused to worship this dreadful Beast. They refused to receive its “mark” or to bow down to its image. They chose, rather, to endure in Christ until the very end …
Matthew 5:11-12a, “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven …”
Matthew 10:22, “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.”
Revelation 20:4, “… And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
The 29-minute video, titled ‘Until It Came To Them – Clear Evidence’, shows dozens of militants holding two separate groups captive, thought to be in the south and the west of the country.
At least 16 men, described by Islamic State as the ‘followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church’, are lined up and shot in a desert area while 12 others are filmed being forced to walk down a beach before being beheaded.
This follows another video in February of the beheading of a group of 21 Coptic Christians on the beach in Libya, though that terrain was rockier than the one shown in the latest film.
It raises fears that ISIS is consolidating its presence on the ‘doorstep of Europe’, as Libya is just a few hundred miles from the coast of Italy.
Ethiopia was unable to confirm its citizens were killed in the footage but condemned the ‘atrocious act’, a government official said.
The video shows the men at the coast wearing Guantanamo-style orange jumpsuits and being held at the neck by fighters in combats with balaclavas covering their faces. The victims inland are forced to kneel as militants dressed in combats and green masks stand behind them holding rifles.
It starts with what it called a ‘history of Christian-Muslim relations’, which includes scenes of militants destroying churches, graves and icons.
A masked fighter in black then brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians if they do not convert.” Read more.
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.”
Qur’an Sura 8:12b, “… terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.”
Flashback: Islamic State Releases Video Showing Beheadings Of 21 Christians, Kidnaps Nearly Two Dozen More – “Islamic State jihadists have released a video showing the murder of 21 Egyptians, who they captured in Libya around Christmas. The Egyptians, dressed in orange jump suits, were beheaded after being forced down on the ground. The video appeared on the Twitter feed of a website that supports Islamic State. A caption on the five-minute video read: ‘The people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian church.’ Before the killings, one of the militants stood with a knife in his hand and said: ‘Safety for you crusaders is something you can only wish for.’” Read more.
Flashback: Saudi Arabia ‘Justice’ Minister: Beheading Is Enshrined In Divine Islamic Laws, ‘We Cannot Change Them’ – “Saudi Arabia’s Justice Minister has defended tough Sharia punishments such as beheading, cutting off hands and lashing, claiming they ‘cannot be changed’ because they are enshrined in Islamic law. ‘These punishments are based on divine religious texts and we cannot change them,’ Mohammed Al Eissa reportedly said during a recent speech in Washington… ‘Islam is a religion of wisdom that calls for dialogue with other religious faiths and peaceful coexistence with other communities. [Edit ICA: Then why is there not one single Christian church in all of Saudi Arabia?]” Read more.
Norway Hoax: Media Fabricates 20 Muslims Holding Hands Into A 1,000-Strong “Ring Of Peace” Around Oslo Synagogue
It’s “dhimmediatude.” Although it is very commendable to see 20 Muslims standing around an Oslo synagogue for what appears to be truly peaceful purposes, something remains woefully wrong within the Islamic community when a city that is home to over 52,000 Muslims can manage to draw just 20 of them in a show of solidarity with the local Jewish community. And what’s woefully wrong is Islam itself …
Qur’an Sura 5:51, “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them …”
Qur’an Sura 5:82a, “You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the [Muslim] believers to be the Jews …”
Hadith, Tabari 7:97, “‘Kill any Jew who falls under your power.’” – The “Prophet” Mohammed
Hadith, Sahih Muslim, 41:6985, “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him …”
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By Jordan Schachtel, Breitbart – “The weekend’s feel-good story about a Muslim ‘ring of peace’ formed to ‘protect’ Jews at an Oslo synagogue turned out to be a complete fabrication by the mainstream media, according to an eyewitness report, local officials, and attendees’ photos.
According to a local eyewitness, only about 20 or so Muslims formed the ‘ring of peace’ around the Oslo synagogue. In fact, pictures from multiple angles show that there wasn’t enough people to form a ring, so the locals instead formed a horizontal line in front of the synagogue.
A local news outlet explained how the media got to its ‘1,300 Muslims’ number. ‘According to police, there were 1300 persons present in the event. Very many of them ethnic Norwegians,’ read a translated report from Osloby.no.
Demonstrators also reportedly chanted, ‘No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia,’ conflating criticism of Islam and hatred of Jews.
Photos pulled off of social media appear to corroborate the narrative that only twenty or so people formed the ‘peace ring.’
Multiple news outlets, including wire services for hundreds of news sites, ran with the false narrative that 1,000 or more people–sometimes all of them Muslim–formed the ring of peace outside of the Oslo synagogue.
The AP incorrectly reported, ‘More than 1,000 people have formed a ‘ring of peace’ outside Oslo’s main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims.’
AFP reports almost identically, ‘More than 1,000 people formed a ‘ring of peace’ Saturday outside Oslo’s main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims.’ The newswire agency has no excuse for the false report, as it had a photographer taking shots of the ‘ring’ at the scene–and one shows a man who appears to be at the end of the line of hand-holders, with his left hand in his pocket.” Read more.
Flashback: Canada: Progressive Muslims Group In Toronto Rallies Against Jihad Terrorism, Only Draws 24 People – “One of the cornerstones of the argument over the last few days for keeping me out of the U.K. is the false claim that I ‘demonize all Muslims’ in my critique of jihad and Islamic supremacism. In reality, I point out that Islamic supremacists claim to represent the authentic interpretation of the Qur’an and Islam, that they make recruits among peaceful Muslims with this claim, that most reputedly ‘moderate’ organizations in the U.S. are tied to the Muslim Brotherhood (as has been abundantly established by the Justice Department), and that genuinely peaceful and non-supremacist Muslims have not effectively countered the Islamic supremacist appeal among Muslims. All these facts are established anew by the tiny turnout at the small number of Muslim anti-terror demonstrations that have taken place.” Read more.
The God of the Bible says what He means and means what He says. The god of the Qur’an, however, not so much …
Qur’an Sura 2:62, “Verily! Those who believe [in Islam] and those who are Jews and Christians … shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”
Qur’an Sura 3:85, “And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers.”
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By David Wood, Answering Muslims – “In the Qur’an, Allah claims to be perfectly clear in his commands (see 6:114; 11:1; 12:1; 15:1; 16:89; 22:72; 24:1, 34, 46; 26:2; 27:1; 28:2; 36:69; 41:3; 57:9; 65:11; etc.). Yet when critics of Islam quote the Qur’an, many Muslims insist that Allah means something very different from what he says. This should cause us to wonder: Is Allah’s speech clear, or is it horribly unclear? Since Allah regularly says one thing but means nearly the opposite (according to his Westernized followers), should we regard him as the the worst communicator ever?
I can’t make this stuff up …
Twitchy – “Could rhetoric from the White House get worse than yesterday’s much-maligned talking point that better jobs could stop Islamic terrorists like ISIS?
WTH? Exactly what are ISIS’ ‘legitimate grievances’?
Knoller is quoting from an op-ed by President Obama in today’s Los Angeles Times. An excerpt (emphasis ours):
More broadly, groups like al Qaeda and ISIL exploit the anger that festers when people feel that injustice and corruption leave them with no chance of improving their lives. The world has to offer today’s youth something better.
Governments that deny human rights play into the hands of extremists who claim that violence is the only way to achieve change. Efforts to counter violent extremism will only succeed if citizens can address legitimate grievances through the democratic process and express themselves through strong civil societies. Those efforts must be matched by economic, educational and entrepreneurial development so people have hope for a life of dignity.
And the mocking has begun in earnest …” Read more.
The earth revolving around the sun is observable and irrefutable science. But Islam’s scientific method has evidently replaced definitive observation with divine obligation. If the “prophet of Allah” says the sun runs its course around the earth, then all true Muslims are obliged to believe it. After all, “Allah” knows best …
Qur’an Sura 36:38, “And the sun runs [on course] toward its stopping point. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.”
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Al Arabiya News – “A Saudi cleric has appeared in a recent video rejecting the fact that the Earth revolves around the Sun and claiming the opposite holds true, prompting a wave of social media remarks.
Answering a student question on whether the Earth is stationary or moving, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari replied: ‘stationary and does not move.’
He then attempted to support his argument by quoting some clerics and selected religious statements. But his most controversial method to debunk the rotation theory was a ‘logical’ deduction in which he used a visual.
‘First of all, where are we now? we go to Sharjah airport to travel to China by plane, clear?! focus with me, this is Earth;’ he said, holding a sealed water cup.
He argued that if a plane stops still in air ‘China would be coming towards it’ in case the Earth rotates on one direction. It the Earth rotates on opposite direction, the plane would never reach China, because ‘China is also rotating.’
In separate statements Sheikh al-Khaibari said man never went to the moon, rejecting NASA’s lunar excursion video as Hollywood fabrication.
The video of the sheikh triggered a wave of controversial remarks on social media, especially on Twitter, where a special hashtag is being widely circulated. The hashtag translates as: ‘#cleric_rejects_rotation_of_Earth
In an interesting remark, one user tweeted: ‘What a coincidence that this would occur on Galileo’s birthday!'” Read more.
Flashback: Senior Saudi Cleric Confirms The Qur’an Teaches That The Sun Revolves Around The Earth – “[Interviewer]: Allah says in a Koranic verse: ‘And the sun runs towards its stopping point. That is the determination of the All-Powerful, the All-Knowing.’ Does the sun revolve around the earth? [Cleric]: There is no doubt about it. The Koran says: ‘The sun runs …’ Nevertheless, they say that the sun stands in place and the Earth moves. This contradicts the Koran… Ignoring the Koran and adopting modern theories is not something a Muslim can do. A Muslim must follow the Koran [Saudi Cleric Saleh Al-Fawzan, Member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, 1/23/2014]” – Watch video.
The answer can be summed up in one word: deception. Islam calls it “taqiyya” …
Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
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.”
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Dr. Mordechai Kedar, INN – “One of the things that worries the West is the fact that hundreds and maybe even thousands of young Europeans are converting to Islam, and some of them are joining terror groups and ISIS and returning to promote Jihad against the society in which they were born, raised and educated. The security problem posed by these young people is a serious one, because if they hide their cultural identity, it is extremely difficult for Western security forces to identify them and their evil intentions. This article will attempt to clarify the reasons that impel these young people to convert to Islam and join terrorist organizations.
The sources for this article are recordings made by the converts themselves, and the words they used, written here, are for the most part unedited direct quotations.
Many of the converts are convinced that Islam is a religion of peace, love, affection and friendship, based on the generous hospitality and warm welcome they receive from the Moslem friends in their new social milieu. In many instances, a young person born into an individualistic, cold and alienating society finds that Muslim society provides – at college, university or community center – a warm embrace, a good word, encouragement and help, things that are lacking in the society from which he stems. The phenomenon is most striking in the case of those who grew up in dysfunctional families or divorced homes, whose parents are alcoholics, drug addicts, violent and abusive, or parents who take advantage of their offspring and did not give their children a suitable emotional framework and model for building a normative, productive life.
The convert sees his step as a mature one based on the right of an individual to determine his own religious and cultural identity, even if the family and society he is abandoning disagree. Sometimes converting to Islam is a form of parental rebellion. Often, the convert is spurned by his family and surrounding society for his decision, but the hostility felt towards Islam by his former environment actually results in his having more confidence in the need for his conversion. Anything said against conversion to Islam is interpreted as unjustified racism and baseless Islamophobia.
The Islamic convert is told by Muslims that Islam respects the prophets of its mother religions, Judaism and Christianity, is in favor of faith in He Who dwells on High, believes in the Day of Judgment, in reward and punishment, good deeds and avoiding evil. He is convinced that Islam is a legitimate religion as valid as Judaism and Christianity, so if his parents are Jewish or Christian, why can’t he become Muslim? He sees a good many positive and productive Muslims who benefit their society and its economy, who have integrated into the environment in which he was raised, so why not emulate them? Most Muslims are not terrorists, so neither he nor anyone should find his joining them in the least problematic.
Converts to Islam report that …” Read more.
Hadith, Al Bukhari 4.268, “Allah’s Prophet [Mohammed] said, ‘War is deceit.’”
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Where Islam thrives, everything else slowly dies. Yet somehow it’s always the Jews’ fault …
Proverbs 12:10, “The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.”
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Inquisitr – “In what may be the world’s worst zoo, animals have been left to die in enclosures without food or water. Once caretakers return to the zoo, the animals who have passed are embalmed and put back on display. Why are the animals left alone to die without care? The zoo is located in the Gaza Strip.
The Daily Mail reports that the owner of the zoo, Mohammed Awaida, claims that caretakers are sometimes unable to get to the zoo to care for the animals for long periods of time due to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict. Therefore, South Forest Park Zoo in Khan Yunis is home to dozens of animals who will die a terrible death from improper care and treatment.
Awaida says he purchases all of the animals for the zoo online. He then smuggles the creatures into the Gaza Strip through the illegal tunneling system. He notes that he, at times, must pay bribes to get the animals to his location. However, the steep price tag doesn’t seem to sway his purchase of the exotic animals.
In the special report video above, Awaida says that it isn’t just deaths by lack of care that the animals must endure. The owner claims that some of the animals die as a result of chemicals being launched into the air during the conflict.
Dozens of animals have died at the Gaza Zoo, but Awaida has no plans to stop smuggling in animals as he can embalm them and continue to have them on display. Awaida took an online course on taxidermy so that he could embalm the animals himself after they died. He is able to then continue to display them in the zoo enclosures.
He acknowledges that his taxidermy skills are not that great …” Read more.
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