Hundreds upon hundreds of devout followers on fire for Allah went out seeking to spread the peaceful message of Islam to local Christians. Unfortunately, another church burst into flames in the process …
Qur’an Sura 9:14, 30, “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace … even if they are of the People of the Book … the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them …”
The Jakarta Post – “Thousands of people, mostly Christians, have left Aceh Singkil regency, Aceh, for neighboring regencies in North Sumatra after an Islamic group attacked a village and set fire to a church.
The attackers, grouped under the Aceh Singkil Islamic Care Youth Students Association (PPI), arrived in Suka Makmur village, Gunung Meriah district, Aceh Singkil, in several trucks on Tuesday afternoon and set alight the Huria Kristen Indonesia (HKI) Church, which they considered to be unlicensed.
Hundreds of police and military officers who had earlier been deployed to the village failed to prevent the attack as they were outnumbered. One of the attackers, identified as Samsul, was shot dead when Christians, the majority in the village, tried to defend their church.
Samsul, 21, a resident of Bulu Sema village, Suro Makmur, died from an air rifle wound, while three other attackers were injured and were taken to the regency’s general hospital for treatment.
The church was one of 10 in the regency that was protested by the Islamic group. At a recent meeting at the regency office between the protesters, the churches’ board members and local officials, it was reportedly agreed that the churches would be demolished on Oct. 19.
After the attack, about 75 percent of the villagers moved to other areas, with many houses in Suka Makmur left empty and locked up.
‘We are still afraid that an incident could occur again if [the situation is] not handled properly,’ congregation member Silaban said on Wednesday.
The police recorded that 3,433 people had moved to Central Tapanuli regency and 976 to Pakpak Bharat regency, both in North Sumatra.
Many parties have denounced the attack in Aceh, the only province in the country to implement sharia.
‘Stop violence in Aceh Singkil. Any act of violence, whatever the reasons behind it, not to mention if it is related to religion and faith, will kill diversity — Jkw,’ President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said on Wednesday on his Twitter account @jokowi.
Jokowi has ordered Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and National Police chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti to take immediate action to stop violence and promote peace in the regency.
Badrodin acknowledged that the National Police had foreseen such an attack but had not readied enough security personnel on Tuesday to protect the church from the attackers, estimated to have numbered 500 to 700 people.” Read more.
Flashback: On Fire For Allah
- Indonesia: Muslims Set Fire To Protestant Church In Poso
- Muslim Mobs Burn Down 288 Churches, Kill Hundreds In Nigeria
- Again: Nigerian Islamists Destroy 185 Christian Churches For ‘Allah’
- Cameroon: Islamists Kill Christian Missionary, Burn Several Churches
- Syria: Historic Evangelical Church Of Aleppo Destroyed With Explosives
- Nigeria: More Churches Burned, More Lives Lost For The Glory Of ‘Allah’
- Tanzania: Zanzibar Islamists Riot, Burn Down Christian Churches (Again)
- Egypt: 1,000 Muslims Attack Christian Village, Burn Homes And Churches
- Egypt: Christian Schools, Churches Burnt To Erase All Traces Of Christianity
- Niger: Muslims Destroy At Least 70 Churches, Loot And Burn Dozens Of Christian Homes
Revelation 6:4, “Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.”
Here is another very informative article by Raymond Ibrahim that I encourage everyone to read and digest …
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- Flashback: Unsealed: Revelation 6 And ‘The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse’
- Flashback: How Revelation’s Predictive Biblical Prophecy Foresaw Islamic Teachings
- Flashback: Islamic State: ‘Allah Has Revealed Islam To Be The Religion Of The Sword, And The Evidence For This Is…Profuse’
Early historical sources — both Muslim and non-Muslim — make clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasons — from converting in order to enjoy the boons of being on the ‘winning team’ to converting in order to evade the dooms of being on the ‘losing team.’
Modern day Muslims and other apologists — primarily in academia, government, and mainstream media — reject this idea. They argue that the non-Muslims who embraced Islam did so from sheer conviction; that the ancestors of today’s 1.5 billion Muslims all converted to Islam due to its intrinsic appeal; that the modern day coercion and persecution committed by the Islamic State and other organizations is an aberration.
Of course, as mentioned, the primary texts of history are full of anecdotes demonstrating the opposite. However, because ours is an increasingly ahistorical society, in this essay I endeavor to show that sheer common sense alone validates what history records, namely, that the Islamic world and its populace was forged through violent coercion.
To do so, I will use Egypt — one of the most important Muslim majority nations and my ancestral homeland — as a paradigm. I will show how a historic fact that Islam’s apologists habitually boast of — that there are still millions of Christians in Egypt (approximately 10% of the population) — is not proof of Islam’s tolerance but rather its intolerance.
In the 7th century, when Islam was being formulated, Egypt had been Christian for centuries, before most of Europe had converted. Alexandria was one of the most important ecclesiastical centers of ancient Christian learning and, along with Rome and Antioch, one of the original three sees. Much literary and ongoing archeological evidence attest to the fact that Christianity permeated the whole of Egypt.
Writing around the year 400—roughly two-and-a-half centuries before the Arab invasion—John Cassian, a Christian monk from the region of modern day Romania, observed that
the traveler from Alexandria in the north to Luxor in the south would have in his ears along the whole journey, the sounds of prayers and hymns of the monks, scattered in the desert, from the monasteries and from the caves, from monks, hermits, and anchorites.
And in recent times, both the oldest parchment to contain words from the Gospel (dating to the 1st century) and the oldest image of Christ were discovered in separate regions of Egypt.
The question now becomes: what made such an ancient and heavily Christian nation become Islamic? More specifically, what made the ancestors of today’s Egyptian Muslims — most of who were Coptic Christians — convert to Islam?
For an objective answer to this question, a completely overlooked factor must be considered.” Read more.
Flashback: Islam: The Greatest Murder Machine In History, ‘The Enormity Of The Slaughters … Are So Far Beyond Comprehension That Even Honest Historians Overlook The Scale’ – “When one thinks of mass murder, Hitler comes to mind. If not Hitler, then Tojo, Stalin, or Mao. Credit is given to the 20th-century totalitarians as the worst species of tyranny to have ever arisen. However, the alarming truth is that Islam has killed more than any of these, and may surpass all of them combined in numbers and cruelty. The enormity of the slaughters of the ‘religion of peace’ are so far beyond comprehension that even honest historians overlook the scale. When one looks beyond our myopic focus, Islam is the greatest killing machine in the history of mankind, bar none.” Read more.
Flashback: Pure Evil: ISIS Caliphate Releases Video Of Mass Killings, Supporters Online Cheer Massacres As ‘Most Beautiful’ – “In what should be a time of happiness when Muslims mark the end of Ramadan, Islamist militants in Iraq celebrated Eid by releasing a video showing scenes of them carrying out genocide. The slickly produced footage shows prisoners being rounded up and summarily executed, suicide bombers boasting before blowing up buildings and Iraqis being gunned down in drive-by shootings. In one of the most shocking passages, terrified prisoners are piled into the back of trucks, where they hold each other and huddle in fear before driven off to their deaths.” Read more.
Day Of Terror: Islamist Attacks Around The World Follow ISIS’ Ramadan Call For Death And Destruction
What is it about Islam’s Friday prayers that often motives Mohammed’s faithful into becoming the best Muslims they can be for the cause of Allah? Today is not just turning out to be a busy day of desolation and terror. It’s business as usual under Islam’s 1,400 years of desolations and terrorism, and it will not come to an end until the end itself comes …
Daniel 9:26b, “… And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined.”
Qur’an Sura 4:95, “Not equal are those believers [Muslims] who sit at home and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit at home …”
FOX News – “Terrorists struck around the world Friday, beheading a man in France, gunning down dozens on a beach in Tunisia and launching a suicide attack on a mosque in Kuwait, in a series of attacks that followed an ISIS leaders’ call to make the month of Ramadan a time of ‘calamity for the infidels.’
There was no confirmation that any of the attacks were ordered by ISIS, although the suspects who attacked a U.S.-owned gas factory in southeastern France left the terrorist army’s flags next to the severed head of their victim. If the attacks were indeed an answer to ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani’s recent call for savagery, it would represent a hideous perversion of Islam’s most holy period, which began June 17 and ends July 17.
Jihadists should make Ramadan a time of ‘calamity for the infidels … Shi’ites and apostate Muslims,’ Al-Adnani said in a recent audio message. ‘Muslims everywhere, we congratulate you over the arrival of the holy month. Be keen to conquer in this holy month and to become exposed to martyrdom.’
The attack in France occurred first, at 9:50 a.m. local time in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, northwest of the Alpine city of Grenoble. Two suspects dressed as deliverymen crashed a car into an industrial gas plant operated by Allentown, Pa.,-based Air Products & Chemicals, stormed inside and killed at least one person. The head of the victim was left on a fence, with Arabic phrases scrawled on it and ISIS flags nearby, Sky News reported, citing French legal sources.
The unnamed victim was a businessman at a local transportation company and the boss of a man arrested in connection with the attack.
Nearly simultaneously, two gunmen attacked two hotels in a Tunisian coastal town popular with British tourists, killing at least 28 and wounding 36. The Health Ministry said the dead include Tunisians, Brits, Germans and Belgians.
A third attack killed at least 16 in a Shia mosque in Kuwait City. ISIS is comprised of Sunni Muslims, and its members have a long and bloody history with Shia Muslims, as evidenced by Al-Adnani’s call. The attack came immediately following Friday prayers.” Read more.
Romans 3:16-17, “Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known.”
Flashback: ‘Religion Of Peace’ Prayers Are For Anything But Peace Far Too Often
- Iran: Friday Prayers Leader Calls For The Annihilation Of Israel
- Egypt: “Every Friday Is A Day Of Death” For Christians In Cairo
- Pakistan: Muslims Attack, Rob, Kill Christians After Friday Prayers
- Friday Prayers In Tahrir Square – ‘Pray For The Conquest Of Jerusalem’
- Palestinians Violently Attack Israeli Security Forces After Friday Prayers
- Australia: Muslim Preacher Publicly Prays For Slaughter Of Non-Muslims
- Gaza: Parliament Speaker Prays For Annihilation Of Jews And Americans
- Italy: Sheik Keeps Jews In Prayer, ‘Oh Allah Kill Them To The Very Last One’
- Morsi Supporters Clash With Police, ‘Take To The Streets’ After Friday Prayers
- Malaysia: Muslim Group Declares Jihad Against Christians After Friday Prayers
- Iraq: Violent Muslim Mobs Destroy Christian-Owned Businesses After Friday Prayers
- Macedonia: Thousands Of Muslims Demand ‘Death To Christians’ After Friday Prayers
- Muslim Mobs In Tanzania Torch Churches After Friday Prayers, Seek To Behead 14-Year-Old Christian Boy Accused Of Desecrating The Qur’an
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 …”
- Flashback: Norway: Muslim Cleric: True Muslims Are All The ‘Extremist’ Muslims
- Flashback: Norway: Muslim Politician Wishes Hitler Could Return To Finish The Job
- Flashback: Norway: Muslim Cleric: Behead Those Who Fail To Fast During Ramadan
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.