The Israel - Palestine Situation in brief
I found this article very fascinating and as
simple an explanation as I have seen of the situation.
ARAB PSYCHOLOGIST FORESEES 'MURDEROUS GENERATION'
This is appalling....
A pro-Israel initiative by the Coalition Against Terrorism in the relentless war of international public relations appears at . A movie clip on the site entitled "Seeds of Hate" includes the following on its sound track: Young teacher: "We are teaching the children that suicide bombs is the only thing that makes the Israeli people very frightful. Furthermore we are teaching them that we have the right to do it. Moreover we are teaching them that the man who does it [suicide bombs] goes to the highest step of Paradise."
Narrator: "Palestinian psychologist Dr. [inaudible] Massalha conducted a study last year among Palestinian children aged 6-11. The most astonishing fact presented by Dr. Massalha was that more than 50% of children aged 6-11dream of becoming suicide bombers who wear explosives belts. Dr. Massalha states that in about ten years, a very murderous generation will come of age, full of hatred and ready to die in suicide missions."
Narrator: "In a society in which the legitimization of child murderers becomes a part of its ideology, then normative human morality no longer exists. Which moral rules shall these children pass onto their children when they in turn become parents?"
[Child yelling, "I will eat the flesh of my conqueror," on the backdrop of Arab men yelling and holding up pieces of human meat.]
Narrator: "All of this has been orchestrated quite methodically by the Palestinian Authority... What kind of government calls upon its citizens to become uncompromising killers, while presenting itself to the world as a victim striving only for its peace? This untenable hypocrisy should not be tolerated by enlightened civilization - yet this is the reality happening here and now."
Where is the outrage of the 'Human Rights' groups in face of this kind of activity????????????
Recently, it has been loudly stated that Islam means “peace.” And, in a perverted way, it does. Its real meaning is “submission to Allah.” To the Arab mind, when all have submitted themselves to Islamic law, there will be peace. But this is the peace of despotism. As we have seen, it is also a peace that declares war. The mentality of Islam is that of subjugation and the myriad legalisms of Arab culture.
PALESTINE: THE BIG SPIN
Seeking Truth in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
One could listen to the news, read the newspaper and yet stay quiet uninformed and even misinformed concerning the true situation in the Middle East. Half-truths, biases, myths, confusion, and propaganda knowingly or unknowingly dominate many articles that are printed concerning the conflict in Israel. The fabrications concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict give new definition to the word spin.
Entire books have been written about the issues concerning this conflict. To attempt to separate truth from fiction in a brief expose´ is a challenge. In order to present an article as short as possible, issues have been condensed to a few sentences. However, truth has not been compromised in the condensation. A longer expose´ would only serve to shed more light on more propaganda.
Let’s examine a few statements or assumptions that need to be clarified.
1)Some Bibles label the land as Palestine; the "Palestinians" must be the rightful owners to the land in Israel.
Truth: Let’s examine the origin of the word Palestine. Before 1948 all of the land of Israel was called Palestine—the land and the people. Rome conquered the land of Israel in 70 AD and again in 135, the Romans rebuilt the city and renamed the area Palestine, after a former enemy of Israel—the Philistines. It was a way for them to add insult to injury. Before 1948 the Jews living there were called "Palestinians." The Jerusalem Post was called the Palestinian Post. A noted Arab leader, Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi is quoted as saying to the Peel Commission in 1936: "There is no such country as Palestine! Palestine is a term the Zionist invented! There is no Palestine in the Bible. Palestine is alien to us; it is the Zionists who introduced it." Even Bibles that have labeled the land of Israel as Palestine are in error.
2)Israel is occupying" Palestinian" land.
Truth: The Jews have occupied the land of Israel continuously for the last 3300 years, and they are the only people to have done so. In recognition of that undeniable historic fact, all of "Palestine" was to be given to the Jews for a national homeland by a 1917 ruling of the League of Nations. Rich Arabic Oil Countries pressured Britain and steadily the Jews were betrayed by Britain’s administration of the mandate. By 1948, when the Jews finally are granted a homeland, three fourths of the original land had been parceled out to Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, etc. Some would wonder why Israel didn’t protest. Actually they were quite angry. Considering what they had just come through—the Holocaust—they were grateful to have a homeland after so long. Israel is now accused of "occupying" land that actually has been theirs for over 3000 years.
3)Palestinians deserve a homeland.
Truth: There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. Palestinians are Arabs, as are Jordanians, Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc. Therefore, to use the word to distinguish a group of Arabs, who want to be known, as the rightful heirs to the land is outrageous. It is interesting that when Mark Twain visited Israel in 1860 he noted that the land was desolate and with only a few shepherds living there. The Jews began to return to Israel in 1881; the Jews made the deserts bloom again. Arabs began to come to the area to get jobs. Only in 1967 did Arabs begin to claim they were the true Palestinians and that the land of Israel had always belonged to them. World media eagerly promotes that lie. Yet in 1948, Arabs owned a mere 3 percent of so-called "Palestine". Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands. Israel represents one-tenth of 1 percent of the landmass. Another way to look at the situation: Arabs control over 5,000,000 square miles yet there is only one Jewish state consisting of only 8,000 square miles—Israel. Why haven’t Jordan, Syria, or Egypt offered to given the "Palestinians" a homeland? These Arabs who call themselves "Palestinian" deserve a home. They may remain in Israel and abide by their laws, living in peace with their neighbors; if they cannot live in peace in Israel they can move to an Arab country.
4)The West Bank belongs to the "Palestinians." Israel stole land from the Palestinians in 1967.
Truth: The West Bank is not a narrow strip of land adjacent to the Jordan River. The West Bank includes the Jordan Valley. The West Bank also consists of Judea and Samaria, very Biblical areas. These Biblical areas have ancient Biblical roots that existed long before Mohammad was born in 570 A.D. Prior to the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, there was no serious movement for a Palestinian homeland. Upon winning the war of 1967 Israel captured the West Bank and Old Jerusalem, areas with ancient Jewish roots. An important fact that has been overlooked: The West Bank and Old Jerusalem were captured from Jordan’s King Hussein not Yasser Arafat.
Both the war of 1948 and the war of 1967 were acts of aggression against Israel. The intent of Arab countries each time was to annihilate the Jews. When you go against another country and you loose you do not get to keep the land you had before the acts of war. Israel did give back portions to Egypt and Jordan. (Neither has the US 'given back' Texas to Mexico!)
The "Palestinians" claim that these three different areas were taken from them in 1967—Judea, Samaria (the Jordan Valley) and Gaza. These ancient biblical sites have a Jewish population of over 100,000. Some of these "settlers" as the Palestinian Authority calls them have lived in these areas long before the Oslo agreements, which began the "land for peace" negotiations. The Palestinian Authority wants these areas for their State—three different areas.
When the British Mandate had offered this land to the Arabs for a state within a Jewish state in 1948 the Arab countries refused the offer and chose to go to war against Israel in an attempt to destroy Israel and have all the land. Again, during the peace talks of 2000 just prior to the latest intifada, Arafat turned down a huge offer of "land for peace". He wanted more.
One way for Americans to understand this situation more clearly is to consider that many of our states in our country have ethnic communities. We have a vast assortment of ethnic communities: Jewish, Hispanic, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese, just to name a few. Israel is about the size of New Jersey. Now would we allow an ethnic community to terrorize the rest of a state, warring for independence? Absolutely not. Ethnic communities must live in harmony with the State.
5)The "Palestinian" refugees should have the "right to return".
Truth: When the phrase "right to return" is used it is in reference to the Arabs who lived in Jerusalem before the war of Independence in 1948. Now you may be wondering if the Arabs were living there why did they leave anyway. The reasons for the Arabic flight are varied to include: fear, safety, break down in leadership, and it seems that the Arabic leadership (Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan) told the Arabs to get out of the way so they could destroy the Jews; then those Arabs who had left their homes could return after the Jews were annihilated. The only trouble with that plan was it didn’t work. The Jews actually won both wars so it was impossible for the Arabs to return.
It is interesting that about the same number of Jews (870,000) were evicted from Arab countries. Most of these Jews were absorbed into Israel. It would have been quite easy for the Arab countries to absorb the refugee Arabs, even giving them the homes and possessions of the evicted Jews. It seems that the Arab countries prefer to keep refugees homeless to get sympathy from the World. To allow these Arabs and their descendents to "return" to Jerusalem (2 to 3 million) would be demographic suicide for the little country of Israel.
6)Israel is trying to keep Islamic "holy" sites from the "Palestinians". Jerusalem is Islam’s third holiest city.
Truth: The Koran says nothing about Jerusalem. It mentions Mecca hundreds of times. It mentions Medina countless times. It never mentions Jerusalem. Mohammad never visited Jerusalem. Meanwhile the Bible mentions Jerusalem over 800 times and the Jews can trace their roots in Jerusalem back to the days of Abraham. Israel became a nation 2000 years before the rise of Islam. The first Jewish temple built on the Temple Mount by Solomon was built over 1600 years before the Moslems built the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount.
7)Israeli soldiers kill innocent children.
Truth: "Palestinian" children are taught to hate Israel from an early age at home, at school, by television, by radio, and books. They are put in the line of fire, as are women; men are behind with weapons. Israeli soldiers try to avoid hitting children but many times it cannot be prevented. Children should not be in those dangerous situations. It makes Israel look bad in the eyes of the international community when children are killed—which is just what the Palestinian Authority wants. Israeli intelligence has proved that Palestinian snipers have killed some of these children. But of course that news doesn’t print nearly so well.
8)The Jews fire upon "Christian" Bethlehem.
Truth: Christians primarily occupied the city of Bethlehem until the mid 1980’s. Arabs began to buy the land and now it is 80 rab not Christian. It certainly makes great headlines for Jews to be shooting into Christian cities but this statement is far from truth. (NOTE from Barbara: Despite continuing so-called 'press releases' about so-called Israeli offenses in Bethlehem, I reported two weeks ago that I personally met with two Bethlehem Christians while I was in Israel recently who both told me the suffering they are enduring is at the hands of the Palestinians, not at the hands of Israel. They admitted that they pray for Israel to take back Bethlehem because they had a better life under Israeli rule than they do under the PA.)
9)The Palestinians insist that they will allow Jerusalem to be an International Holy City for all religions.
Truth: Now the "Palestinians" cry out for East Jerusalem to be returned to them. They insist that they will allow the holy city to be an international city for all nations. It should be noted that from 1948 to 1967 no Jews could visit the city. Even today, though Israel controls the Temple Mount and Western Wall, the Palestinian Authority governs the Temple Mount. Jews and Christians are not allowed to pray on the Temple Mount. For over a year the Palestinian Authority has been involved in heavy excavations of the Temple Mount destroying ancient ruins while building additional mosques. To avoid additional violence Israel has not resisted these efforts. Just last month scientists noticed that cracks and bulges are appearing in the foundational walls. Should we really believe that the Palestinian Authority would allow the holy city to be an international city for all nations? Only Israel can be trusted to control and govern the Temple Mount. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.
10)The cycle of violence in the Middle East must stop. Palestinians are enduring a war of aggression; state supported terrorism, and ethnic cleansing.
Truth: The media would like for us to believe that both terrorist actions and Israel’s retaliation are acts of terrorist aggression. The truth is: terrorists target innocent civilians; Israel targets terrorists. There is no "cycle of violence." Israel should be allowed to protect their citizens. There is a great deal of difference between the actions of terrorists and government retaliation. However, when the media reports the number of deaths it looks like Israel is the bad guy because more Palestinians are killed. That is a consequence of war when someone puts himself or herself in the position of aggression. It is not ethnic cleansing. Many "Palestinians" are killed in what Israel lists as "work related" accidents. This means they were killed while creating a bomb that goes off prematurely or killed while transporting the bomb to its destination. Of course suicide bombers are killed along with several innocent Israeli citizens. If Israel is waging a war of aggression, state supported terrorism, or ethnic cleansing then the United States is guilty too.
11) Terrorism in the Middle East is different from the terrorism that landed in America on September 11.
Truth: We are being told that the Palestinians use terrorism because Israel provokes them. We cannot believe that it is ever justified for innocent citizens to be targeted. The come-lately "Palestinians" are sustained by the world in the lie that they are the original owners of this land. As a result, terrorism is perpetrated not only against Israel but, also now, in this latest act against the US to apply pressure to force Israel out of its rightful land. Israel has been pressured all year long to not deal violently with the terrorists, to show restraint, to not target terrorists for assassination. Isn’t it interesting that we are dealing much differently with those who terrorize us? Why should the tiny country of Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, be forced to give in to the demands of the terrorists? Make no mistake, for the United States to pressure and even demand that Israel negotiate under impossible conditions of Palestinian violence that have taken place against civilians on a daily basis for more than a year would reward terrorism and encourage more violence not only in the Middle East but around the world to include America.
12)Palestinians are freedom fighters not terrorists.
Truth: Targeting innocent civilians can never be justified. Palestinians do not want freedom; they want to annihilate Israel. It is interesting to note that Palestinian maps produced by the Palestinian Authority label the whole geographic area known as Israel as Palestine. There is no mention of Israel. The PLO charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Now, if we decide to call "Palestinians" freedom fighters, what freedom are they fighting for: the freedom to destroy Israel?
13)Arafat is a peace partner, a man who can be trusted.
Truth: Arafat is a terrorist. He is history’s bloodiest most vicious and successful terrorist. Arafat and his PLO held the record for the largest hijacking (four aircraft in a single operation)—which has just been equaled on 9/11, the greatest number of hostages held at one time (300), the greatest number of people shot at an airport, the largest ransom collected ($5 million paid by Lufthansa), the greatest variety of targets (40 civilian passenger aircraft, five passenger ships, 30 embassies or diplomatic ministries plus innumerable fuel depots and factories), etc. Instead of being tried by an international tribunal, as were the Nazi and Serbian leadership, Arafat exploits gained for him acceptance as a peace prizewinner (John Laffin, The PLO Connections, Transworld, 1982,18). Before he could come to the US during the Oslo peace talks his passport had to be amended because he was listed as a terrorist. On September 11 national television showed clips of "Palestinian" children rejoicing over the collapse of the twin towers. What you may not know is that the PA arrested and warned reporters not to report those images. It made Arafat and his Palestinian Authority look bad.
14)The "Palestinians" just want a state of their own; once they get their own state they will be peace-loving neighbors.
Truth: Well, actually that is what Arafat says to the press but, to his own people in Arabic, he says that an official state will be a springboard for further aggression against Israel until Israel is no more. The borders of Israel would be indefensible. Iraqi and Egyptian tanks could roll into this new State and attack Israel at will.
To quote a PA leader who outlines the true goals of a Palestinian state: "The goal of the current Intifada is a Palestinian state, but afterwards, there will be even greater things for which to strive . . .There is no room for more than one state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean." (Marwan Bargouti, PA leader of Palestinian Tanzim militia (anti-Israel militant group), Arutz 7, July 3, 2001).
15) "Jews are responsible for the destruction in the US on September 11. Jews are responsible for assassinating the Israeli cabinet member."
Truth: These latest lies are just too absurd to even refute.
If there is to be a man made peace solution to the violence in the Middle East it needs to begin with truth. Pretending will only lead to more chaos. Treating a 5000-year-old birthright backed by over whelming historical and archaeological evidence equally with illegitimate claims, wishes and wants give diplomacy a bad name. Israel has been tricked into giving away "land for peace" to people who do not want peace.
The spinning must stop. The truth must be told. Reporters must return to being truth seekers—investigating for truth and exposing lies and propaganda.
A COMPARISON BETWEEN MUHAMMED AND JESUS CHRIST
Nov 18, 2002
Mohammed was the prophet of war; Christ is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7).
Mohammed's disciples killed for the faith; Christ's disciples were killed for their faith (Acts 12:2; 2 Timothy 4:7).
Mohammed promoted persecution against the "infidels"; Christ forgave and converted the chief persecutor (1Timothy 1:13-15).
Mohammed was the taker of life; Christ was the giver of life (John 10:27-28).
Mohammed and his fellow warriors murdered thousands; Christ murdered none but saved many (compare John 12:48).
Mohammed's method was COMPULSION; Christ's aim was voluntary CONVERSION (Acts 3:19).
Mohammed practiced FORCE; Christ preached FAITH (John
Mohammed was a WARRIOR; Christ is a DELIVERER (Col. 1:13; 1 Thessalonians
Mohammed conquered his enemies with the sword; Christ conquered his enemies with another kind of sword, the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God (Hebrews 4:12; Acts 2:37).
Mohammed said to the masses, "Convert or die!"; Christ said, "Believe and live!" (John 6:47; 11:25-26).
Mohammed was swift to shed blood (Romans 3:15-17); Christ shed His own blood for the salvation of many (Ephesians 1:7).
Mohammed preached "Death to the infidels!"; Christ prayed "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34).
Mohammed declared a holy war (Jihad) against infidels; Christ achieved a holy victory on Calvary's cross (Colossians 2:14-15) and His followers share in that victory (John 16:33).
Mohammed constrained people by conquest; Christ constrained people by love (2 Corinthians 5:14).
Modern terrorists derive their inspiration from Mohammed and carry out their despicable atrocities in the name of his god; Christians derive heir inspiration from the One who said, "Blessed are the peacemakers" (Matthew
Modern day disciples of Mohammed respond to the terrorist attacks by cheering in the streets; Modern day disciples of Christ are deeply grieved at past atrocities carried out by those who were "Christians" in name only (the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, etc.).
Many Muslims are peaceful and peace-loving because they do not strictly follow the teachings of their founder; Many Christians are peaceful and peace-loving because they do strictly follow the teachings of their Founder (Romans 12:17-21).
Muhammed said the Koran is authoritative only in Arabic, and only in his dialect; The Bible is authoritative in many languages around the world, for God knows all things and can inspire His Word in more than one language.
Muhammed hated music; Jesus and His disciples sang hymns, and the Apostle commanded the Lord's Church to sing. (Matthew 26:30, Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16)
Muhammed allowed that a Mullah, Imam, or Mufti of Islam can be a terrorist and moral animal like Osama bin Laden; The Bible requires that a leader in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ must be above reproach, and when this is not true, Christians demand such a fallen leader be removed from leadership. (1 Timothy 3:1-7, 5:19-20)
Islam calls on its followers to observe Five Pillars, while all other aspects of life can be vulgar and not affect the Muslim's prospects in Paradise. The Bible calls on the Christian to submit to the total change of his life by the Spirit of God-- NO area of life and thought is the choice of the follower. (Romans 12:1-2)
The Muslim looks forward to eternity in Paradise where there will be virgins who are used for eternal perpetual copulation.
The Bible believing Christian looks forward to being with Jesus Christ and is delighted with that. (2Corinthians 5:8)
Muhammed said the witness of a woman was half the value of the witness of a man; and Muhammed said a women goes to Paradise because she satisfies her husband sexually; The Bible teaches that a husband is to love his wife and be willing to die for her. (Ephesians 5:25)
Mohammed called upon his servants to fight; Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world; if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight . .but now is My kingdom not from here" (John 18:36)
Mohammed ordered death to the Jews (see A.Guillaume, The Life of Muhammad, Oxford University Press , p. 369); Christ ordered that the gospel be preached "to the Jew first" (Romans 1:16).
The Koran says, "Fight in the cause of Allah" (Qu'ran 2.244); The Bible says, "we wrestle not against flesh and blood" and "the weapons of our warfare are not carnal" (Ephesians 6:12; 2 Corinthians
The Koran says, "Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them" (Qu'ran 9.5); Christ said, "Preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).
The Koran says, "I will inspire terror into the hearts of unbelievers" (Qu'ran 8.12); God inspires His terror into the hearts of believers (Isaiah
The Koran (Qu'ran) is a terrorist manual which condones fighting, conflict, terror, slaughter, and genocide against those who do not accept Islam; The Bible is a missionary manual to spread the gospel of peace to all the world (Romans 10:15).
Mohammed's Mission was to conquer the world for Allah; Christ's mission was to conquer sin's penalty and power by substitutionary atonement (2Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18).
Mohammed considered Christ a good prophet; Christ pronounced Mohammed to be a false prophet (John 10:10; Matthew 24:11).
Mohammed claimed that there was but one God, Allah; Christ claimed that He was God (John 10:30-31; John 8:58-59; John 5:18; John
Islam is geocentric, that is, the whole universe is centered on the Kaaba in the Grand mosque in Mecca in Arabia, and all Muslims pray facing that direction; Jesus Christ is the center of all Christian worship and fellowship, for He is "in the midst" where his saints meet anywhere on earth. (Matthew 18:20, John 4:22-23)
Mohammed's Tomb: OCCUPIED! Christ's tomb: EMPTY!
Islam must be received, or you can be killed for rejecting it:
The Faith offered by Jesus Christ is for "whosoever will" to receive, and all men are permitted to reject it. (Revelation 22:17, John 3:16)
Those who leave Islam are killed in most Islamic nations; Those who leave the true Church of Jesus Christ are allowed to do so with no revenge.
Now, is a Muslim submitted to Allah and Islam because he loves Allah? NO!
He dare not leave Islam, and he is loyal purely out of fear.
The true Bible believer is loyal to Jesus Christ purely out of love. 1John 4:18 There is a wide chasm between the God of Islam and the God of the Bible. One is cold and impersonal with no desire for intimacy with man, while the other is defined by His active desire for intimacy with people. There are 99 names given for Allah in the Koran, many of which describe him as beneficent and merciful. But there is not one name for Allah that reflects a desire for intimacy.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
This concept is 100% alien to Islam-- There is no love in Islam-- Only fear and hate.
Islamic Fundamentalism, -they have attacked Christians in almost all the Arab and/or Muslim lands. Coptic Christians in Egypt are being systematically eliminated. Bahais in Iran are virtually gone. In Sudan the Christians and animists are being annihilated. Christian Lebanese have been massacred by Arafatâ Palestinians. Even Arab Christians in Bethlehem - and wherever Yassir Arafat has been given control - are being driven out or remain under siege by the Muslim population. Thousand are being persecuted and killed all over the world...we hear nothing... because we only care for ourselves... our economy... This will be gone soon... for who else but western civilization better represents the Babylonian entity referred to and destroyed in the end days
Muslims are also now at war in the Philippines, Indonesia, Algeria, France, India and wherever else in the world they build up to a critical mass to challenge their host government. They are far advanced in Europe and rapidly rising as a significant threat in America. The West, fearful of arousing the anger of the Arab oil nations, have yet to assemble their defenses or protest this clear and present danger.
In defiance of the American peoples wishes, when push comes to shove, the U.S. government manages to support a hostile, radical Islam and the Arabs in preference to assisting the Jewish State. I am pleased to see this presently is swinging back to support of Israel now that people are seeing the truth of Arab aggression and Arafat's lies. How long this will last? God knows!..
People must understand these dictatorial regimes have to 'deflect' the blame of their horrid state of Governmental failure, poverty, the depressed state of their economies -all their interior problems on someone... Why not Israel or us "the Great Satan" Not to say we are so perfect in Gods eyes either. They won't and will never blame their self-inflicted interior problems and failure on their own political and governmental shortcomings ... their solution to these problems lies in our destruction... Besides their Koran is clear... Convert them or ... KILL THEM.
The Moslems see with jealousy how the culture based on Christian mercy succeeds in gaining control over the world. Let everyone come and benefit from the cornucopia open to all, the American-Christian culture says; to everyone we proffer the other cheek, and even the whole body. Come and take your part in the wealth, come and enter the gates of the World Trade Center. We aren't conquering you with the sword, but with gold.
"Why are they bringing their wars here?" a soot-covered broker shouted into a CNN reporter's microphone. He didn't understand that he himself was engaged in conquering, not territories, but the opposing culture, straight from there - from the Twin Towers.
But every Moslem child understands it clearly. What the political commentators and senators in the US fail to realize is crystal clear to the other half of the world. America is not at war with a single individual- Bin Laden -or small Islamic extremist group- but with every child that will be born tomorrow in Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Gaza and, if he is a Moslem, even in New Jersey.
We saw and heard the banality of people so blinded by hate and religious self righteousness that they lack all compassion for fellow human beings. Then we saw the celebrationis in many Islamic centers -even in New Jersey- and their attempts to hide this delight from the world. Please read these Quotes from their "holy book" ... from The koran - "The Dinner Table"
[5.33] The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and his apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that THEY SHOULD BE MURDERED OR CRUCIFIED OR THEIR HANDS AND THEIR FEET SHOULD BE CUT OFF on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement,
[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; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
[5.75] The Messiah (Jesus), son of Marium (Mary) is but an apostle; apostles before him have indeed passed away; and his mother was a truthful woman; they both used to eat food. See how we (Allah) make the communications clear to them, then behold, how they are turned away.
The koran - "The assentions" [8.65] O Prophet! URGE THE BELIEVERS (Muslims) TO WAR; if there are twenty patient ones of you they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a hundred of you they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they are a people who do not understand.
The koran - "The cow"
[2.191] And KILL THEM (Christians and Jews) WHEREVER YOU FIND THEM, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the sacred mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; SUCH IS THE RECOMPENSE OF THE UNBELIEVERS (non-muslims who will not convert).
[2.193] And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be ONLY for Allah, but if they desist (submit), then there should be no hostility except against the oppressors. The unholy koran - "The women"
[4.89] They (Christians and Jews) desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in allah's way; but if they turn back, then seize them and KILL THEM wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper. The unholy koran - "The immunity"
[9.5] So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is forgiving, merciful.
[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.
[9.30] And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah (Jesus) 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; how they are turned away!
Isn't it ironic that as the Bush Administration continues in its effort to "appease" the Arab nations, events continue to worsen weekly here in the United States.
We have weekly terror warnings, while we are becoming more obsessed daily with our protection. We hear our elected officials state weekly the nation's security is foremost in their minds. However, we know the only security we have comes through the Almighty Lord. As the United States continues to throw billions of dollars at national security in an attempt to make us feel more secure, we continue to come against the only One who could give us real security, and that is our Lord.
A Spiritual War
America is hardly a Christian nation in practice, but, despite what the ACLU would have us believe, it is a Christian nation in principle and was so intended by its Founders.
Our founding documents acknowledge America as a republic under God. America asked for [and was granted] the blessing of God.
The God of the Bible. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Joseph. The God of both Christian and Jew. Not Allah of the Koran.
Clearly, Allah is not the God Who endowed all men with equality, since Allah differentiates between Muslims and infidels and makes no pretense of suggesting political equality between the two.
America remains governed by those same Biblical principles contained in our Constitution. The source of those principles are crystal-clear to al-Qaeda, despite the denials of our own courts.
Thus, 'American' is the semantic equivalent to 'Christian or Jew' to our enemy. It is as much a war against God as it is against America and Israel.
Those nations are merely visible symbols of Islam's real, traditional enemy.
The god of Islam is Allah. Allah is not the God of the Christians and Jews. That will offend Muslims. Why is that?
If you, my Muslim friend, believe Allah is superior, then my differentiating between Allah and the God of the Jews just means I am following an inferior Deity. So what's the problem?
Instead, saying that offends Muslims because virtually everything offends Muslims. Being offended is not the same as being correct.
Allah's teachings contradict both the Old and New Testaments. God says of Himself "I change not".
If God and Allah are the same Deity, then which is correct? The Bible says Jesus is the Son of God.
The Koran says Jesus was a prophet. He was a wise man and a good teacher, but not the Son of God, since 'Allah had no son.'
"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; how they are turned away!" [The Immunity - Sura 9.30]
Jesus Christ taught that He was the Son of God, had all authority in both Heaven and earth, went to the Cross rather than deny His Sonship.
Prophet? Jesus said He is the Son of God, God come in the flesh, the Second Person in the Trinity. Islam denies all three. How can Jesus be a prophet of Allah while teaching doctrine contrary to Allah?
Wise man? He went to the Cross for a lie, if Islam is correct. Since Jesus knew He was not the King of the Jews, He could simply have told the truth and Pilate would have set Him free. Not the wisest move ever recorded.
Good teacher? Jesus taught that His kingdom was not of this world, and that it would have no end. He forgave sins, and taught that He would rise from the dead after three days. He said He personally would return to rule the earth.
If Allah had no Son, then Jesus wasn't Lord. But that would make Him a liar, since being a liar would disqualify Him as a prophet.
And since He went to the Cross for nothing, that effectively crushes Islamic arguments that favor His wisdom or the soundness of His teachings as the logic for denying His Deity.
The Allah of Islam is not the God of the Bible. The Allah of Islam is at war with the God of the Bible, both in Israel and now, in America. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand'.
Our enemy is more than just al-Qaeda, it is the spiritual philosophy behind al-Qaeda. To deny that is to deny an obvious, unassailable truth.
Islamic apologists claim that real Islam does not endorse suicide attacks. One can cite chapter and verse justifications for killing those who do not convert to Islam directly from the Koran.
Islam is a very demanding religion, requiring great material sacrifice on the part of its adherents.
So demanding is it, that it is hard to imagine someone submitting to its rigid requirements if they didn't believe in it.
Another popular argument offered is that the Bible also contains exhortations to war, especially in the Old Testament.
The Bible gives accounts of the wars of the Jews. That is not the same as making war an element of doctrine.
"The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement," [The Dinner Table, Sura 5.19]
The facts are these. The philosophy [or spirit, if you will] of Islam is at war with the philosophy [or Spirit] of Judeo-Christianity.
Not all Americans are Christians or Jews, but all are declared enemies of al-Qaeda. ALL of al-Qaeda is Muslim.
Is this, then, a logical syllogism that proves all Muslims are al-Qaeda? Of course not.
Does it prove that all Muslims are enemies of America? Not quite. But Muslims who are not enemies of Christians and Jews are not quite Islamist Muslims either, if one is to believe the Koran.
Instead it establishes a logical truth that is even more dangerous. There is no way to tell who is what.
Not until after it is too late.
The Good News
Remember the Lord didn’t restrain 9-11 like He has so many other events in recent history; it was a wakeup call to the U.S. It woke up the sleeping and apathetic church for a moment; it has exposed the mainline churches who have spoken out against Israel; it drove many into American churches for answers; it has exposed radical Islam; it initiated the United States war on terror; and it has accelerated the U.S. peace efforts in the Middle East.
The good news, as always, is that God has everything under control. He is using Israel to bring His plan to completion and to draw millions more to His Son, Jesus Christ. How...
While America is not a Christian country, it is the standard-bearer of Western culture which draws from Christian culture. Why do the terrorists hate the US so much? Why are they prepared to commit suicide in order to kill Americans? After all, America has not conquered their country. On the contrary, many of them receive generous aid from the US. How strange that even Arabs in New Jersey, who are actually living in the fleshpots of America and were liable to have suffered physically from the terrorist attack, rejoiced at the sight of their horrible massacres.
The Europeans, as a matter of unrepentant guilt generated from past crimes against the Jewish people, only give lip service to the support of Israel but seem more dedicated to the fall of the Jewish State. Their actions through the European Union, the United Nations and as individual countries are most often hostile to Israel sovereignty and security. UN votes are almost unanimously against Israeli policy.. the tide has turned in world power. Time is Short..
Remember Also... The Muslims have a saying: "First the Saturday people; then the Sunday people".
And they are effectively "using" the "Sunday people" to do accomplish their will. They might soon have a friend in the Catholic church who is also siding with the Palestinians and trying to bring the world together under one world religion... Who will be the false profit... do not follow 'religion' in the days ahead... follow Christ/Bible and God... This is the only truth we will have in the 'Day of the Lord'...
Terrorism as a political means is evil... and We are testimony to them of the truth of their leader's evil, and are supporting evil work when we side with the enemy of Gods Holy Land...