Did Middle Eastern Christians greet/ view Muslims as liberators?
NO! The Muslims persecuted them far worse than the Byzantines did-and the Byzantines worked to create unity and cohesion among diverse Christian groups before the dawn of Islam.
Islamic Anti-Christian violence spills over to Kenya (1 July 2012)
NAIROBI, Kenya – Gunmen killed two policemen guarding a church, snatched their rifles and then opened fire on the congregation with bullets and grenades on Sunday, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 40, security officials said. Militants from Somalia were immediately suspected. Police commander Philip Ndolo said the bloodiest attack was on the African Inland Church in Garissa, a town some 195 kilometers (120 miles) west of the Somali border. Attackers threw two grenades inside the church, only one of which exploded, Ndolo said. But as the congregation stampeded out of the church, gunmen opened fire, doing significantly more damage. Ten people died and about 37 were wounded at the church, Ndolo said. Another security official, though, said that two attackers walked up to the two policemen guarding the church, shot them at point-blank range and took their rifles. The gunmen then opened fire on the church and threw the grenades. The official spoke only on condition he wasn't identified because he is not allowed to speak to media. The police were guarding the church because of the perilous security situation near the border with Somalia and because Somalia's Islamist militants have made Christian churches a common target.
The Assyrian and Armenian genocide of 1915
Another book I strongly recommend is "Screwed: How Foreign Countries are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy-and How Our Leaders help Them do it" by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. On pages 308-309, "In 1915, there were 2.5 million Armenians living in Turkish controlled Ottoman Empire. By 1923, only 1 million wre left alive. The other 1.5 million had been murdered by the Turkish government. According to the Knights of Vartan Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn: "The Armenians were called from their homes, told they would be relocated, and then marched off to concentration camps in the desert…where they would starve and thirst to death in the burning sun. On the march, often they would be denied food and water, and many were brutalized and killed by their 'guards' or by 'marauders.'" In one area, the Turks "loaded Armenians on barges and sand them out at sea." To this day, the Turkish government denies that there was any Armenian Genocide. The House resolution was an effort to move Turkey to do so." Dick Gephardt made efforts to condemn the Armenian genocide when he was in congress. When he left office, he was bribed by the Turks and now has done everything in his power to cover up and deny the Armenian genocide. It must be remembered that Aramaic Christians also perished in the "Armenian" genocide. From the late 1880s-1925 over a million Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks were killed by the Turkish Moslems.
The Islamic world will soon be as elderly as the industrial world, but it will not be industrialized
National Review (June 25, 2012) has an interesting review of "How Civilizations Die (and why Islam is dying too)" by David P. Goldman. The reviewer discovered that Goldman is correct-Islam is suffering a population decline-and not only in the Arab world-it is in the entire Islamic world. The point is made that this in the future (a decade or so?) may result in a problem for Muslims-but for now-"the Islamists…think it is all going swimmingly and according to plan…the sentiment may be different in ten years or twenty, but as of today, the danger emanating from the Islamic world is an excess, not a deficit, of confidence in its prospects." What the Muslims mean to do is to dominate the world and wipe out Jews, Christians, and all other non-Muslims. Non-Muslims (Christians, Hindus, ect.) need to unite to save the future for all mankind.
Obama: Middle Eastern Christians bring violence upon themselves
I strongly recommend Michael Savage's "Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America." In it, he discusses Obama's policy towards Middle Eastern Christians. Page 176-179: "When a genuine democratic uprising against an illegally elected Islamist government in Iran began in 2009, Obama stood mute as Iranians were murdered by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's military in order to quell the uprising. Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky called Obama's inaction "maybe one of the biggest betrayals of people's freedom in modern history…At the moment when millions were deciding whether to go to the barricades, the leader of the free world said "For us, the most important thing is engagement with the regime, so we don't want a change of regime." After Syria's Iranian puppet dictator Bashar al-Assad's forces had attacked and killed dozens of unarmed citizens as they protested against his regime, Hillary Clinton praised him as a "reformer."…Either he and his Ivory Tower advisors are hopelessly naïve regarding what's going on, or he is secretly on the side of Muslim radicals and believes that the overthrow of our allies will hasten them to power…As I have told you in the previous chapter, Obama is an avowed anti-Semite. He's pro-Muslim, anti-Judaism. He's also anti-Christian, and his ongoing attack on Christianity is not confined to the United States. His support of the outer of Mubarak-under whom Coptic Christians were allowed to worship in peace-has led to the rise of violence toward Christians by Muslims. In October 2011, 26 Coptic Christians were killed and hundreds more wounded in attacks by the Egyptian military. The attack occurred as Christian groups marched through Cairo in protest against the burnings of their churches. Egyptian Muslims pelted them with rocks as they moved along, and by the time they had reached their destination at a radio and TV broadcasting facility, the army started shooting into the crowd and trying to run over the protesters with their vehicles. Observes predicted that the even would cause a massive emigration of Christians from Egypt. Obama's response left me disgusted. In the wake of the murder of more than two dozen unarmed Christians by the Egyptian military, the president called on Christians to show restraint. How were they supposed to do that? By allowing more of their brethren to be murdered by the military? The President continued: "Now is the time for restraint on all sides so that Egyptians can move forward together to forge a strong and united Egypt." The loss of life was "tragic," but Christians need to put it behind them?
No international sanction against the Egyptian military?
No condemnation of an obvious hate crime against Christians?
No withdrawing of U.S. foreign aid from Egypt?
Don't tell me Obama didn't know something like this would happen.
After Mubarak's ouster, the Egyptian military demonstrated that it was incapable of maintaining order. Reports began to emerge out of Egypt that indicated that there were no police on the streets in Cairo and other cities. Coptic Christians, who make up about ten percent of Egypt's population, were clashing with Muslims, and the result was extensive causalities. Ambulances were nowhere to be seen, and the wounded were transported to medical facilities in garbage trucks. Roadblocks were set up, not by the government, but by lawless thugs who stopped traffic and stole valuables from the occupants of the automobiles they detained."
New Egyptian President Demands America Release WTC Bomber
Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks. In his first public speech addressing tens of thousands of mostly Islamist supporters, Morsi promised Saturday to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Iran threatens to destroy U.S. bases
Iran declared Wednesday that it can destroy nearby U.S. military bases and strike Israel within minutes of an attack on the Islamic Republic, reflecting tensions over Iran's suspect nuclear program. The veiled threat came during a military drill that has included the firing of ballistic missiles. The elite Revolutionary Guards, conducting the war games in Iran's central desert, said that the missiles were aimed at mock-ups of foreign military bases. Israel and the U.S. have hinted at the possibility of military strikes against Iran if sanctions and diplomacy do not rein in Iran's nuclear development program. The West suspects Iran may be aiming to build nuclear weapons. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/07/04/iran-threatens-swift-retaliation-on-us-bases/#ixzz1zhD4F0CA
Muslim radical attack and stone Christian while police watch-in AMERICA! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJBW49afzg
It happened in an American city: Hundreds of angry Muslim children and adults rioted against Christians, throwing chunks of concrete and eggs at their heads, spraying them with urine and cursing at them – while police stood by and threatened the Christian victims with "disorderly conduct." The city of Dearborn, Mich., hosted its annual 2012 Arab International festival on Father's Day weekend. As can be seen in a video of the attack, a group of Christians holding signs were viciously assaulted by an angry mob of Arabs – as the crowd chanted "Allahu Akbar!" – Arabic for "God is the greatest!" Starting at the 9:00 mark and continuing to about the 10:30 mark, the crowd – reminiscent of a rock-throwing "intifada" scene from the Middle East – can be seen hurling a dizzying barrage of objects at the Christians standing passively with their signs, causing some injuries. At the beginning of the video, Christian street preachers shout, "God is good, and God is not Allah!"First, police approached Ruben Israel of OfficialStreetPreachers.com, warning him, "The city of Dearborn has an ordinance, OK, that you guys can't use the megaphone. So, if you guys continue to use that, you will get a citation."
I strongly recommend that you watch this video. America is no longer a free country. The Supreme Court is a big joke. John Roberts said that it isn't the Supreme Court's job to overturn unconstitutional laws! This has been all that the Supreme Court has been doing for 200 years. Now, Obamacare will stand-but what about the duly passed abortion laws thrown out by the Supreme Court in "Roe vs. Wade"? In this Muslim stoning incident, Christians holding signs proclaiming the Gospel were told that they were going to be arrested for disruption, while the police refused to take action against those who violently assaulted them. The Christians asked for two police officers to protect them while they held signs in accordance to their first amendment liberties. When threatened with arrest, they left, as the police asked them to-only to be pulled over and harassed by over twelve officers!
Houston Chronicle features story on the Smiling face of Islam
Kudos to the Houston Chronicle, a newspaper that I despise as a liberal rag, for doing a front page story on the persecution of Pakistani Christians by Muslims.
Pakistani acid-attack victim finds new life in Houston Susan Carrol, Houston ChronicleCopyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
By Susan Carroll, July 8, 2012, for rest of the story see: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Pakistani-acid-attack-victim-finds-new-life-in-3690925.php
She was 16 years old, working as an operator in a tiny, public call office in Pakistan, when a man walked in and saw the silver cross dangling around her neck. He asked her three times: "Are you a Christian?" Julie Aftab answered, "Yes, sir," the first two times, and then got frustrated. "Didn't you hear me?" she asked. They argued, and the man abruptly left the little office, returning 30 or 40 minutes later with a turquoise bottle. Aftab tried to block the arc of battery acid, but it melted much of the right side of her face and left her with swirling, bone-deep burns on her chest and arms. She ran for the door, but a second man grabbed her hair, and they poured the acid down her throat, searing her esophagus. A decade and 31 surgeries later, Aftab is an accounting major at the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a melodic laugh. She spoke no English when she arrived in Houston in February 2004, but is poised to take her citizenship test later this month. Doctors in Houston have donated their time to painstakingly reconstruct her cheek, nose, upper lip and replace her eyelids. Over time, her scars have faded from hues of deep wine to mocha. And, with time, the 26-year-old said, she has learned to forgive. "Those people, they think they did a bad thing to me, but they brought me closer to God," Aftab said. "They helped me fulfill my dreams. I never imagined I could be the person I am today." Aftab was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan, the eldest of seven children in a Christian working-class family. She dreamed of becoming a doctor, but dropped out of school at age 12 to work in a sewing factory after her father, a bus driver and the family's sole breadwinner, broke his back in an accident. After the sewing factory closed when Aftab was 16, she took a job as a telephone operator helping people place phone calls from the small office in the city's center. It was June 15, 2002, two weeks into her new job, when the customer spotted her silver cross, a gift from her grandfather. She wore it despite knowing it branded her as Christian, a tiny minority in the Muslim-majority country. You are living life in the gutter, the Muslim man told her.
She tried to ignore him, remembering what her mother had taught her since she was a child: "You are no one to insult someone's religion. If someone is insulting religion, they have to answer to God." You are going to hell, the man told her. You are living in darkness. "I am living in the light," Aftab replied. So you think Islam is in darkness? the man demanded. Aftab was frightened. She knew Christians had been accused of violating Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws in the past when others had twisted their words, to make it sound as though they had attacked Islam. "No, you said that," she replied. "Not me." But the man was enraged and returned with the battery acid and his friend. When she finally broke away from them, the acid searing her skin and throat, she ran down the street. As she screamed, teeth fell from her mouth and hit the ground. A woman heard her screams and threw her head cover on Aftab so she could touch her without getting burned. The woman took Aftab to her home and poured water on her. Others eventually came to help take her to the hospital. People in the neighborhood detained the two men who assaulted her until police arrived. Why did you do that? the men were asked. They said Aftab insulted Islam, that she said Muslims are living in the darkness and are going to hell. "They all turned against me," she said. "Even the people who took me to the hospital. They told the doctor they were going to set the hospital on fire if they treated me." The police let the two men go, and did not even file an official report on the assault until Christian leaders complained, she said. Aftab's family was turned away from one hospital, and then another. Her mother begged a doctor at a third hospital to treat her, and he relented. Aftab could not speak or move her arms. Doctors said 67 percent of her esophagus was burned. She was missing an eye and eyelids. Her remaining teeth could be seen through her missing cheek. The doctors predicted she would die any day. She was angry at first, she said. "God, why did you do this to me? Why did you put me through this?" Slowly, she started to heal. Three months and 17 days after being burned, she spoke again and was able to see through her left eye. She spent almost a year in the hospital. Aftab quickly learned that in her old neighborhood, she was a pariah. Her mutilated face was plastered on the news, associated with insulting Islam. Her family was persecuted, and their house was burned down. "They wanted to hang me," she said. "They thought it would be an insult to Islam if I lived." Aftab and her parents went to a nondenominational bishop in Pakistan, who said he would try to help. He took her in, contacted Shriners Hospitals for Children, and arranged for her treatment in Houston.
Recently, a pro-life activist named Ms. Rose exposed Planned Parenthood participating in sex-selection abortions. This means that they were advocating killing an unborn baby because it was female. Congress voted to restrict this heinous practice but it failed. Libertarian "Ron Paul" who is supposedly pro-life voted in favor of sex-selection abortions.
"Unfair" campaign attacks White Americans
Self-loathing liberals have produced a public service announcement featuring White liberals complaining how unfair it is that they were born as white people and how ashamed they are to be evil white people. Very weird. Ann Coulter once said that only skinheads and liberals view reality through the prism of race. This is apparently true.
RIP The American Republic 4 July, 1776-28 June 2012
"A Vast New Federal Power" by Judge Andrew Napolitano
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street, If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.
-- The Beatles in "The Taxman"
The reasoning underlying the 5 to 4 majority opinion is the court's unprecedented pronouncement that Congress' power to tax is unlimited. The majority held that the extraction of thousands of dollars per year by the IRS from individuals who do not have health insurance is not a fine, not a punishment, not a payment for government-provided health insurance, not a shared responsibility -- all of which the statute says it is -- but rather is an inducement in the form of a tax. The majority likened this tax to the federal taxes on tobacco and gasoline, which, it held, are imposed not only to generate revenue but also to discourage smoking and driving. The statute is more than 2,400 pages in length, and it establishes the federal micromanagement of about 16 percent of the national economy. And the court justified it constitutionally by calling it a tax. The logic in the majority opinion is the jurisprudential equivalent of passing a camel through the eye of a needle. The logic is so tortured, unexpected and unprecedented that even the law's most fervent supporters did not make or anticipate the court's argument in its support. Under the Constitution, a tax must originate in the House (which this law did not), and it must be applied for doing something (like earning income or purchasing tobacco or fuel), not for doing nothing. In all the history of the court, it never has held that a penalty imposed for violating a federal law was really a tax. And it never has converted linguistically the congressional finding of penalty into the judicial declaration of tax, absent finding subterfuge on the part of congressional draftsmanship. I wonder whether the chief justice realizes what he and the progressive wing of the court have done to our freedom. If the feds can tax us for not doing as they have commanded, and if that which is commanded need not be grounded in the Constitution, then there is no constitutional limit to their power, and the ruling that the power to regulate commerce does not encompass the power to compel commerce is mere sophistry.
Even The Beatles understood this
Obama's autobiographies are proven to be literary forgeries
Fake memoirs form a category of literary forgery in which a wholly or partially fabricated autobiography, memoir or journal of an individual is presented as fact. Often, the purported author of the work also is fabricated. In recent years, there have been a number of such memoirs published by major publishers, some of which were well received critically and even became best sellers, but which subsequently were shown to be partly or completely fabricated. A number of recent fake memoirs fall into the category of "misery lit," where the author claims to have overcome illness, abuse, drug or alcohol addiction or other serious trauma. Several similarly are fabricated stories about the Holocaust, in at least one case written by an actual Holocaust survivor. As a result of the recent series of best seller memoirs that have turned out to be fabricated, there have been calls for stronger vetting of new authors and fact checking of their books. A number of fake memoirs in recent years have been published by renowned publishing houses and received critical acclaim before being exposed as partial or complete fabrications. Five of the memoirs, Fragments: Memories of a Wartime Childhood (Binjamin Wilkomirski),The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams (Nasdijj), Love and Consequences (Margaret Seltzer), The greatest, my own story (Muhammad Ali and Richard Durham) and Go Ask Alice (Anonymous) were praised by the New York Times before being exposed as fabrications. Three of the memoirs, Love and Consequences (Margaret Seltzer), Angel at the Fence (Herman Rosenblat) and Odd Man Out (Matt McCarthy) were published, or in the case of Angel at the Fence, scheduled to be published, by Penguin Group USA. Two of the memoirs, A Million Little Pieces (James Frey) and The greatest, my own story (Muhammad Ali and Richard Durham) were published by Random House. Two of the authors, James Frey (A Million Little Pieces) and Herman Rosenblat (prior to writing his Angel at the Fence), as well as someone posing as Anthony Godby Johnson (A Rock and a Hard Place), appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, only to have their fabrications exposed, their book deals cancelled, and/or be confronted by Oprah on her show. The dust-up over falsified memoirs even inspired the title of Andrea Troy's satiric novel, "Daddy-An Absolutely Authentic Fake Memoir".
James Frey, A Million Little Pieces,
Doubleday Books (a division of Random House) (2003), a best selling memoir in which the author created and exaggerated significant details of his drug addiction and recovery. The author appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in September 2005, the book became an Oprah's Book Club selection. However, when the book's authenticity was called into question, the author and publisher Nan Talese were invited back and publicly scolded by Winfrey in a live face-to-face confrontation. The media feasted over the televised showdown. David Carr of the New York Times wrote, "Both Mr. Frey and Ms. Talese were snapped in two like dry winter twigs." "Oprah annihilates Frey," proclaimed Larry King. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote, "It was a huge relief, after our long national slide into untruth and no consequences, into Swift boating and swift bucks, into W.'s delusion and denial, to see the Empress of Empathy icily hold someone accountable for lying," and the Washington Post's Richard Cohen was so impressed by the confrontation that he crowned Winfrey "Mensch of the Year." Obama suck-up Maraniss inadvertently has proven that Obama's two biographies are literary forgeries. What amazes me is that while James Frey was vilified and ostracized for his fake memoir, Obama is, as usual, being praised for his deceit.
The Maraniss book is reviewed on pages 37-38 of the June 25, 2012 edition of "National Review," which states that "Barack Obama: The Story," "is an account of how the future president recast himself, in his college and post-college years, as a bi-racial outsider, an exotic golden child tormented by the perplexities of racial allegiance…Maraniss shows that long before Obama entered politics, he fashioned a heroic myth of himself. It went something like this: Only by solving the riddle of his racial identity could he take up the struggle that was to be his life's work." But, Maraniss proves that the "heroic myth" is just that, a myth and that Obama's biographies were written to deceive.
There is no difference between what Obama did and what Frey did in a million little pieces-wrote fiction and tried to pass it off as fact. Also, through literary analysis, it has been argued that the book was actually written by the terrorist Bill Ayers.
Even Fox News is serving as an apologist for the president, see Obama's 'American story' faces fresh scrutiny by James Rosen: (Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/04/obama-american-story-faces-fresh-scrutiny/#ixzz1zkeFNwH7) Obama openly admitted changing some people's names and compressing both characters and chronology, mostly for the sake of narrative flow. Over the years, the president's biographers have made inroads piecing together which characters were based on which real-life individuals, and which events were compressed or conflated. That process has now reached a kind of zenith, with the publication last month of Barack Obama: The Story, a deeply researched, 600-page study of the president's ancestry and early life by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Washington Post editor David Maraniss. The result reflects the hyper-scrutiny that attaches to our chief executives. It also offers a window into how much of the life story of this self-made man may have been made up. By some counts, The Story presents more than three-dozen instances of material discrepancy where Dreams fails to align with the facts as Maraniss reports them. Case in point: Maraniss confirmed that Mr. Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, left his father, Barack Obama, Sr., a volatile bigamist, and not the other way around, as related in Dreams. Dreams also related the tale of Obama's paternal grandfather, Hussein Onyango, who was… said to have been detained and tortured in a prison outside Nairobi for six months because of his brave defiance of British colonialists. But after a half-dozen interviews and other research, Maraniss deemed the tale "unlikely." Maraniss did not respond to several calls requesting an interview, but Fox News caught up with him outside a Washington book signing. "I think there's a difference between a memoir and the serious, rigorous factual history of a biography," he said. "Some of what he did was the result of mythologies that were passed along from his family, and some were for the purposes of advancing themes in his book which had more to do with finding his racial identity." Still, Maraniss never accuses the president of having fabricated anything or of having lied to his readers. "I consider his book very valuable in terms of understanding his interior dialogue, his struggle that he went through," the author told Fox News. Gerald Early, a noted professor of English literature and African-American studies at Washington University in St. Louis, agreed. "It really doesn't matter if he made up stuff," Early told Fox News. "I mean, after all, it's like you going to a psychiatrist and you make up stuff, and the psychiatrist can still psychoanalyze you because they're your lies." David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker magazine and author of a previous biography, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, published in 2010, judged Dreams to be "a mixture of verifiable fact, recollection, recreation, invention, and artful shaping." Remnick concluded that Author Obama wanted his life story to fit into a long tradition of African-American literature: a "narrative of ascent" discernible in early slave memoirs right up through contemporary classics like Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) and The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965). But Obama's early life, while sad in many respects, was too marked by privilege -- recreational drug use, a Hawaii upbringing with financially comfortable white parents, enrollment in elite private schools and universities -- to mesh neatly with the aggrieved black literature in which the young author was so well read and conversant. "Obama seems to sense this problem and, at the very start of his book, darkens his canvas as well as he can," Remnick wrote. Maraniss confirmed this. For example, the back story offered for a composite character in Dreams known as "Regina," another black student at Occidental who helped the young Obama embrace his African heritage, Maraniss found to have been based in large part on Michelle Obama. The future president would not meet Mrs. Obama until eight years after he had left Occidental for Columbia. And where Dreams related the story of Obama quarreling with a white girlfriend after the two attended a black theatre production in Manhattan -- a searing experience that left the author feeling more acutely estranged from white people at the time -- Maraniss found that the incident actually happened with a different girlfriend, in Chicago. The false portrayal of the incident as having happened with Obama's white girlfriend in New York was startling to Australian native Genevieve Cook, who confirmed to Maraniss that she was that girlfriend. Cook, who provided to Maraniss the love letters she and the future president exchanged, also told Maraniss that Obama had "greatly exaggerated" in Dreams the details of another encounter between them. Henry Ferris, the editor who helped Obama shape his rough and overly long manuscript nearly two decades ago, told Fox News he does not remember discussing with the author his use of literary license. "I was immediately struck by how talented the writer was and what an unusual story it was," said Ferris, now a vice president and executive editor at the New York publisher William Morrow. As for the departures from the facts, Ferris cautioned that it is "not uncommon" for memoirists. "I think there's the very good possibility...that what he intended to do is to protect the privacy of these people he writes about in his book." "Autobiographies are not really good sources if you're looking for absolute complete factual accounts of someone's life," agreed Professor Early. "Autobiographies serve another kind of purpose for the person writing the book. I don't think it much matters whether Barack Obama has told the absolute truth in Dreams From My Father. What's important is how he wanted to construct his life."