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Beasts Of The Earth: How ISIS Wants To Start Armageddon

09/03/2015 Leave a comment

What a Mesopotamia. As Robert Spencer points out in the interview below, the Islamic State has global aspirations and views everything happening today “as the titanic struggle between good and evil. They see this coming down to an ‘Armageddon’ battle in Dabiq, in northern Syria.” According to Islamic “prophecy” Dabiq is believed to be the site of the “great battle” between Muslims and Christians. “They see that actually taking place within the next 10 years and they’re working toward it … they’re going to kill millions of people if they can in trying to get to that point.” Of course, there is another great battle that Muslims believe they must soon fight as well, one that involves the massacre of Jews and the “liberation” of Jerusalem. If the “Islamic State” itself is too preoccupied to join the fight against Jerusalem or their ability to fight is diminished between now and then, there are plenty of others who are already planning to enter the fray …

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 …”

Revelation 6:8, “And I looked, and behold a [chlōros – green] horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts [thērion – savage, brutal, bestial menof the earth…”

Report: Christians Are Being Used As A “Form Of Currency” By ISIS As Mass Kidnappings Continue

08/14/2015 3 comments

Psalm 7:9, “… let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous …”

In Islamic teaching, Muslim believers are to be the slaves of Allah while non-believers are to be the slaves of Muslims. The Bible calls the Church the “Ekklesia” of God and refers to the Church as being the “Bride of Christ.” Satan’s counterfeit of the Church is called the “Ummah” of Allah, which, on the other hand, the Bible refers to as the “Whore of Babylon.”  According to Revelation 18:13, the “Whore of Babylon” merchandises the “bodies and souls of men.” Some translations render this verse to refer to slavery. But it’s not just the bodies and souls of Allah’s slaves that are being “merchandised” every day for Allah’s cause. It’s anyone else they can get their hands on …

Qur’an Sura 61:10-12, “O ye who believe [slaves of Allah]! Shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty [Hellfire]? – That ye believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that ye strive (your utmost) in the Cause of Allah, with your property and your persons [fight and die in Jihad] … He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Gardens of Eternity.”

By Mary Chastain, Breitbart – “Christians in the Middle East still live in fear as the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) remains unchallenged in Iraq and Syria. Christian organizations are attempting to help Christians, but for many, it is too late.

‘Christians have become a form [of] currency in this tragedy,’ explained John Newton, spokesman for Aid to the Church in Need, to the Christian Post. ‘I know of one priest who was kidnapped for two months… they asked for a ransom of $120,000, which the family managed to raise and deliver… But hours later, the priest was killed and his body cut up, with pieces of him sent in a box to the family.’

Newton said it is hard for his charity and the others to keep track of the kidnapped priests. Militants kidnapped archbishops throughout 2013 as they tried to rescue two other kidnapped priests.

‘No one knows who took the archbishops, nor what their fate was, but the two priests they were trying to free have since been executed,’ said Newton.

ISIS kidnapped at least eight clergymen in the past year. They captured Father Tony Boutros in July. Militants kidnapped Father Jacques Mourad at the Mar Elyan Monastery, 62 miles from Palmyra, in May.

In July, Pope Francis pleaded with ISIS to release Father Paolo Dall’Oglio. Militants kidnapped him in Syria on July 29, 2013.

‘In a few days, we will mark the second anniversary since, in Syria, Father Paolo Dall’Oglio was kidnapped,’ the pope said. ‘I make a heartfelt and urgent appeal for the freedom of this esteemed religious man.’

Father Douglas Bazi described his experience to the BBC for their ‘Kill the Christians’ documentary. Terrorists ‘struck his back, broke one of his legs, shot him, punched his teeth out, and deprived him of water for four days until a ransom was paid.’ However, it did not keep him down, and he remained in Iraq. He opened the Mar Elias Centre in north Iraq where he now ‘cares for around 135 Christian families.’

‘We are Christian, so we are used to having our luggage always prepared. We always have to run away, escape from place to place,’ he said.

Mosul, Iraq, housed one of the largest Christian communities in the world. But due to ISIS, Iraq’s second largest city is without Christians for the first time in 2,000 years. ISIS told Christians to convert to Islam, pay a protection tax, or die. Witnesses described how the terrorists slaughtered the males in front of everyone while they kidnapped the females for sex slavery. Andrew White, the vicar of the only Anglican Church in Iraq, told BBC Radio 4 that Christianity is coming to an end in the Middle Eastern country.

‘Things are so desperate, our people are disappearing,’ he said, adding:

We have had people massacred, their heads chopped off. The Christians are in grave danger. There are literally Christians living in the desert and on the street. They have nowhere to go. Are we seeing the end of Christianity? We are committed come what may, we will keep going to the end, but it looks as though the end could be very near.

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ISIS Fighters Call Upon Indonesian Muslims To Kill As Many Christians As Possible Using Any Means Necessary … And To Film The Whole Thing

08/11/2015 1 comment

For the glory of Allah. Islam teaches that when their “Muslim Jesus” returns to earth he will destroy the cross along with Christianity. More than ever, an increasing number of Islamists all across the world are seemingly itching to give him a head start …

Hadith, AbuHurayrah Book 37, Number 4310, “Jesus … will descent (to the earth)… He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross [destroy Christianity], kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam.”

Qur’an Sura 9:30, “… the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths … may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”

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

By Tom Allard, The Sydney Morning Herald – “Indonesian fighters who have joined Islamic State in Syria are using social media to encourage fellow jihadists back home to murder Christians by any means necessary.

There are some 23 million Christians in Indonesia, as well as large numbers of tourists – including many Australians – visiting places such as Bali who are also followers of the faith and could be targets of such ‘lone wolf’ attacks.

In September last year, IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani urged supporters to kill ‘non-believers’ in response to US-led air strikes against its forces.

Although there have been a spate of attacks – and attempted attacks – apparently inspired by the call to arms, it is yet to happen in Indonesia.

But one Indonesian fighter in Syria – who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Karimah Indonesi – has urged other radical Islamists to do the same.

In an exchange with a fellow jihadist apparently frustrated by his inability to travel to Syria, Abu Karimah gives advice on ‘jihad made easy’.

Asked by an Indonesian-based jihadist if weapons are needed, he replies: ‘Our leader makes jihad easy for you. Kill any salibis you can find. Salibis can be easily found.’

Salibis is a favoured word of jihadists to denote ‘followers of the cross’, or Christians.

‘Process your target. The bigger the better. But if it’s difficult, it’s more important in jihad to simplify and do it sooner,’ the instructions continue.

‘You can use anything. For example, a car. Video the process … run them over while passing.’

The call to film the murder also mimics advice by IS spokesman Adnani given in September.

The urging of the random, opportunistic and low-tech attacks comes as Indonesia grapples with a surge of its citizens pledging allegiance to IS, which has yet to be outlawed in the country.” Read more.

John 16:2b-3, “… the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God. This is because they have never known the Father or Me.”

Flashback: Al-Shabaab Terror Group Calls Upon Muslims To Seek Out Battlefields All Over The World To Slaughter The “Evil Christians” – “The leader of Somali terror-group Al-Shabaab has urged Muslims in east-Africa to rise up against the ‘evil Christians’. In an online statement obtained by MailOnline, Ahmed Omar Abu-Ubeyda told them to ‘migrate to the lands of Jihad’ and seek out battlefields all over the world… He sickeningly described one of the group’s most bloodthirsty raids on a Kenyan university where hundreds of innocent people were gunned down as ‘blessed’. And he congratulated the vile gunmen who carried out the attack, saying: ‘Keep up the good work and continue slaying the crusaders and purifying the Muslim lands from their filth.’ …” Read more.

Flashback: Muslim Group: ‘Christianity Should Be Destroyed And Wiped From The Face Of The Earth’, It Is ‘Evil’ and ‘Demonic’ – “A Muslim group has released its plan to ‘wipe Christianity from the face of the earth,’ Islamize the West and establish an Islamic system of world government – placing those who resist ‘under a police state.’… ‘Islamic Power has returned upon the face of the earth and the Revived Global Caliphate has set eyes on the West to once and for all rid the world of Christianity and there is nothing you can do about it,’ al-Mohammedi said. He makes his objective clear.” Read more.

ISIS Seizes Christian Town, Kidnaps At Least 60 Christians

08/07/2015 Leave a comment

The immediate fate of our brothers and sisters may be uncertain, but their eternal fate is crystal clear …

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 2:10, “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer … Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

INN – “The Islamic State (ISIS) group has abducted 230 civilians, including at least 60 Christians, in a central Syrian town hours after it captured it, a monitoring group said on Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the civilians were taken on Thursday in the town of Al-Qaryatain, which ISIS jihadists had captured late Wednesday.

‘Daesh kidnapped at least 230 people, including at least 60 Christians, during a sweep through Al-Qaryatain,’ Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said, using another name for ISIS.

Many of the Christians had fled from Aleppo province, in Syria’s north, to seek refuge in Al-Qaryatain.

He said those abducted were wanted by ISIS for ‘collaborating with the regime,’ and their names were on a list used by the jihadists as they swept through the town.

Families who tried to flee or hide were tracked down and taken by the jihadists, he said.

Al-Qaryatain lies at the crossroads between ISIS territory in the eastern countryside of Homs and areas further west in the Qalamun area.

It had a pre-war population of 18,000, including Sunni Muslims and around 2,000 Syriac Catholics and Orthodox Christians.

According to a Syrian Christian who lives in Damascus but is originally from Al-Qaryatain, the town’s Christian population has dropped to only 300.” Read more.

Recommended: How Revelation’s Predictive Biblical Prophecy Foresaw Islamic Teachings – “Murder, idolatry, sexual immorality, thievery, capital punishment for refusing to worship as they worship, waging war against God and against His children. According to John, these are some of the most indisputable traits of those who follow after the Beast. And the taking of innocent lives, idolizing Mohammed and his words, bowing down to the Kaaba, touching and kissing the sacred Black Stone, incessant immoral sexual behavior, and the complete expropriation of people and property through violent jihadist warfare for the cause of Allah and his religion, particularly against Jews and Christians, are given absolute sanction under Islamic law. Such “good Muslim conduct” is a definite reflection of the key behaviors outlined by the followers of the Beast in Revelation. It is unadulterated lawlessness that necessitates unending war against the God of Israel in order to bring about the desired destruction of the Israel of God.” Read more.

The Qur’anic Con: How Revelation’s Predictive Biblical Prophecy Foresaw Islamic Teachings

07/30/2015 7 comments


Revelation 1:1, “The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place …”


Prophecy. Unlike the self-fulfilling Islamic “predictions” that are contingent upon its own believers to manufacture, maneuver and manipulate events in an effort to somehow render “Islamic prophecy” as genuine, the Bible is filled with true predictive prophecy of human behavior, demonstrably independent of any effort to facilitate its fulfillment. For nearly two-thousand years Christians have shuddered at some of the most frightening predictions described in the Book of Revelation, a sister-book to the texts of Daniel and filled with eschatological language that has inspired end-of-days folklore for nearly two millennia. Though filled with metaphor and symbolism, many aspects of Revelation’s predatory, beast-like kingdom as it relates to the conduct of its adherents are not. Beheading and forced conversion, for example, are understood as the literal conduct of a kingdom that would rear its ugly head prior to the Second Coming of Christ. Christians would be one of its primary targets.  Decapitation would be one of its preferred methods of execution. And all, regardless of race, tribe, language or social status, would be forced to submit to its religious dictates on pain of death. It’s the stuff of nightmares.

As the article “Unsealed: A Closer Look At Revelation 6 And ‘The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse’” explains, the seals of Revelation depict separate progressive, compound stages to an end-of-days beast kingdom that would one day expand to become the largest, most deceptive politico-religious system the world has ever known, the kingdom of Islam. Though much of the following will overlap with other articles on this site, the intent here is to briefly compare the conduct of those who follow after the Beast of Revelation with the conduct expected by the teachings of Islam. After all, logic only dictates that if the seals describe the rise (and subsequent fall) of an Islamic Beast, then Muslim teachings would need to necessitate that those who follow the “prophet” of Islam therefore engage in precisely the sort of key behaviors typified by the Beast’s followers we read in Revelation.

Before we begin, however, let’s Read more…

Al-Shabaab Terror Group Calls Upon Muslims To Seek Out Battlefields All Over The World To Slaughter The “Evil Christians”

07/30/2015 3 comments

For peaceful purposes …

Isaiah 5:20a, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness …”

2 Cor 11:14-15, “… for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light ... his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”

2 Cor 11:14-15, “… for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light … his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”

By Jay Akbar, Mail Online – “The leader of Somali terror-group Al-Shabaab has urged Muslims in east-Africa to rise up against the ‘evil Christians’.

In an online statement obtained by MailOnline, Ahmed Omar Abu-Ubeyda told them to ‘migrate to the lands of Jihad’ and seek out battlefields all over the world.

He also welcomed the people of Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda and the dangerously unstable Central African Republic to come to Al-Shabaab’s terror training camps.

Ubeyda was appointed the group’s leader in September 2014 after Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed in a U.S. airstrike…

Ubeyda continued by urging Muslims all over Africa to join other jihadists on ‘battlefields’ around the world, saying: ‘Liberate your lands from the crusader forces.’

He sickeningly described one of the group’s most bloodthirsty raids on a Kenyan university where hundreds of innocent people were gunned down as ‘blessed’.

And he congratulated the vile gunmen who carried out the attack, saying: ‘Keep up the good work and continue slaying the crusaders and purifying the Muslim lands from their filth.’ …

He tells them that joining the global jihad is the only solution to ‘confronting the tyrannical systems of disbelief that have been forcefully imposed upon your necks’. …

Earlier this month, sources inside al-Shabaab told MailOnline that Ubeyda was among the senior commanders who wanted to pledge allegiance to ISIS and help the terror group extend its so-called caliphate to east-Africa.

Since it was created in 2006, the Al-Qaeda-linked group has slaughtered thousands of civilians and soldiers in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya.

In September 2013, it killed 62 and injured 120 more in an armed raid on the Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan city, Nairobi. The group said the bloody attack was payback for the deployment of Kenyan troops in Somalia.

On April 2, the group carried out its bloodiest attack when it massacred 147 students at a Kenyan university.

Its gunmen held over 700 students hostage, freeing Muslims and executing those it suspected of being Christians.” Read more.

Australia: Muslim With “A Good Beautiful Heart” Threatens To Slaughter Shopping Center Employee For Being A Christian

07/30/2015 1 comment

He was threatened with death because he was “an infidel.” According to Islam, the more you cast terror into the hearts of non-Muslims and slaughter them, the healthier that “good and beautiful” heart of a faithful Muslim becomes …

Qur’an Sura 3:151, “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers [Christians], for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”.

Qur’an Sura 9:14, “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace, and assist you against them and heal the hearts of a believing people.”

Recommended: Murdering People: It’s How ‘Allah’ Heals The Hearts Of ‘Believers’

By Nick Dole, ABC News Australia – “A Sydney shopping centre cleaner says a man he believed supported Islamic State threatened to slaughter him for being a Christian.

Police allege Sulayman Khalid threatened to kill Petrus Matlub in August last year.

Khalid has pleaded guilty to a charge of intimidation, but is fighting a charge of affray.

Two days before the alleged threat, on SBS’s Insight program, Khalid entered the debate over Australians being drawn to overseas conflicts.

‘This is a personal choice of anyone, whoever wants to go and fight,’ he told the program.

In Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday, security footage from a shopping centre showed Mr Matlub driving a cleaning vehicle as Khalid approaches him.

The Iraqi-born cleaner said Khalid accused him of being ‘an infidel’.

‘He is saying ‘you’re Christian, you’re an infidel, we’re waiting for you outside’,’ Mr Matlub told the court.

After repeated questioning, Mr Matlub also claimed Khalid threatened to kill him.

‘He said he would slaughter me,’ Mr Matlub told the court, adding that he feared for his safety.

In cross-examination, Khalid’s barrister Mark Fozzard accused the alleged victim of making up the claims.

Mr Fozzard: “It’s an absolute fabrication.”

Mr Matlub: “He said it.”

Mr Fozzard: “It’s a lie, sir.”

Mr Matlub: “No, it’s not a lie.”

Khalid’s parents insist he’s innocent of the charge.

‘He has a good beautiful heart, he’s clean, he’s very gullible, he doesn’t like to hurt no-one,’ Kahlid’s father, Abu Salem said outside court.’ Read more.

“[Non-Muslims] have not accepted Islam, and as far as we are concerned, that is a crime against [Allah]… [Y]ou are innocent if you are a Muslim… If you are a non-Muslim, then you are guilty of not believing in [Allah].” – Anjem Choudary, British Imam

Flashback: Islamic State Calls Upon ‘Every Muslim’ In Australia To Find And Kill A Non-Muslim – “Islamic State has named Australia as one of five main targets for terrorist attacks, calling for ‘stab the crusader’ to be a ‘battle cry’ for its supporters around the world. The group released the latest edition of Dabiq — its official magazine — early this morning, which featured calls for worldwide action against the ‘crusaders’ …The release of the magazine followed last month’s speech by the group’s official spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, in which the first public calls for attacks in specific countries were made. All terrorist attacks should clearly be attributable to ‘patrons’ of Islamic State so they cannot be described by media as ‘random killings’ …” Read more.

Flashback: Australia: Muslim Preacher Publicly Prays For Slaughter Of Non-Muslims, Authorities Say It’s OK – “POLICE say they will not act against a radical preacher who publicly prayed for the slaughter of Hindus and Buddhists, leaving him free to spread his messages of hatred. A sermon videotaped in South Australia last year also showed Sheikh Sharif Hussein accusing Australian troops, whom he called ‘crusader pigs’, of helping to rape tens of thousands of women in Iraq, but SA police say he has broken no laws. This has prompted outspoken SA conservative senator Cory Bernardi to demand changes to race-hate laws, or the way they are enforced.” Read more.

Flashback: Australia: Police Commissioner Outraged To See Muslim Children Carrying Signs Calling For The Beheading Of Non-Muslims – “NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says he was outraged to see children holding signs that called for the beheading of anti-Islamists at a Sydney protest. Mr Scipione said it was the actions of ‘extremist offenders’ who turned a peaceful protest violent on Saturday, leaving six police and 17 others injured. ‘It was an outrage,’ he told reporters in Sydney today. ‘To see a young child with a placard thrust in his hand calling for the beheading of a person is simply something I cannot comprehend. ‘It’s just not what we teach our children.’” Read more.


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