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The American Muslim and Islamic moderation

You can't win! At The American Muslim last week, Sheila Musaji asked, "What exactly is required to be considered a “moderate” Muslim?" Ever ready to be helpful, I gave Musaji ten points for Islamic moderation here. But now in a new article, "Robert Spencer’s 10 Points of Obfuscation," Musaji complains, "Why is it that Islamophobes continue to come up with 'tests' that American Muslims must pass in order to be considered moderate, or for that matter to be considered real Americans[?]" Well, Ms. Musaji, I am not an "Islamophobe," which is a trumped-up, propagandistic, manipulative concept in any case, and I came up with this "test" -- which, incidentally, said nothing about being a "real American" -- because you asked what would make a moderate Muslim. I was just answering your question. No good deed goes unpunished!

Anyway, in her new article Ms. Musaji answers, after a fashion, my points on Islamic moderation, and so out of respect for her, I will reply to her response -- even though she complains that she has "no real hope that the response will be seriously considered." That is an extremely odd statement, given my repeatedly stated willingness to discuss and debate these issues. Here is a partial list of the Muslim and non-Muslim Islamic apologists who so far have either ignored or declined my invitation to debate (or have agreed to debate in principle but never yet quite gotten around to agreeing to any specifics of when or where the debate would happen). Apologies to anyone I have inadvertently left off:

Ahmed Afzaal
Akbar Ahmed
Karen Armstrong
Jamal Badawi
Robert Crane
Dinesh D'Souza
Carl Ernst
John Esposito
Suhail Khan
Mark LeVine
Khaleel Mohammed
Grover Norquist
Omid Safi

So it appears that it is not “I” who is unwilling to discuss these issues seriously, Ms. Musaji. Rather, it is your friends and allies who are unwilling to do so. What are they afraid of? If I am really the "satanic ignoramus" of Khaleel Mohammed's febrile imaginings, it ought to be easy to dispatch me in a debate and thereby put an end to my wicked influence. But no one seems willing to try.

And so now to your remarks:

Why is it that Islamophobes continue to come up with “tests” that American Muslims must pass in order to be considered moderate, or for that matter to be considered real Americans. Daniel Pipes has a test and I’m proud to say, that I like Hamza Yusuf would fail.

That's telling.

David Horowitz has a petition for Muslim students to sign to prove their “moderation” as part of his recent “Islamo Fascism Awareness Week” whose four key principals any Muslim could agree with, but which would require any Muslim signing the petition to agree with the mischaracterization of terrorists and extremists as “Islamo Fascists” thus blaming the religion of Islam for their criminal acts. [...]

Hogwash. The term "Islamo-Fascists" no more blames the religion of Islam than the term "Italian Fascism" blames Italy for fascism. It merely refers to those Muslims -- who obviously really exist -- who invoke Islam to justify violence and supremacism, whether they are invoking Islamic doctrines correctly or not. I suspect Ms. Musaji knows enough basic English grammar to know this. She certainly appears to know about logic, quoting no less unimpeachable a source as Wikipedia to argue that "tu quoque is only a fallacy when one uses it so as to divert attention from the issue at hand, or to avoid or fail to respond to an argument that non-fallaciously gave one the burden of proof. By accusing me of using a tu quoque argument Spencer is suggesting that I am arguing that an action is acceptable because your opponent has performed it. I have never made such an argument."

Actually she has, as we shall see. But here she goes on:

What I assert is that if an action is wrong, it is wrong no matter who commits the action, and it is inconsistent to label the action as wrong only when it was carried out by a Muslim. [...]

Quite so. But her claim that I am doing that is false. If there were a Jewish or Christian group committing acts of violence and justifying them by reference to Biblical teachings, and vowing to conquer and subjugate the U.S. in accord with religiously-based doctrines of supremacism, I would oppose it no less strenuously than I oppose jihad and Islamic supremacism. But there isn't, despite Ms. Musaji's valiant attempts to pretend otherwise.

My best guess is that Spencer will play more word games and use such inanities as Muslims are lying (using taqiyyah) when they state their position, or all Muslims believe that the gates of ijtihad are closed, or that all Muslims agree that some verses are abrogated (theory of naskh). In the past he has even criticized Muslim scholars who have attempted to clarify that a particular understanding of an issue is not Islamic by insisting that their position is not the “genuine” Islamic position. I am not a scholar, just an ordinary American Muslim, so I certainly cannot expect to fare better. [...]

It is general Muslim belief that religious deception, taqiyya, is allowed under certain circumstances; that the gate of ijtihad is closed -- that is, that innovation on matters settled in Islamic law is forbidden or at least discouraged; and that some verses of the Qur'an are abrogated (Ms. Musaji, does alcohol have "some profit" for mankind (Qur'an 2:219) or is it an "abomination, of Satan's handiwork" (Qur'an 5:90)?). If you follow the links, you will see that it is Islamic scholars who say these things, not I -- but Ms. Musaji doesn't tell her readers that. And her "all Muslims agree" formulation is a red herring: "all Muslims" don't agree on much of anything, and I have never asserted otherwise. You can find people who call themselves Muslims asserting all sorts of things, but that is ultimately beside the point. The question here is what do the sources that most Muslims recognize as authoritative say, and on that score, as I show in the links above, there is no significant disagreement among them about taqiyya, ijtihad, or abrogation.

But anyway, I am not going to be intimated out of invoking those things if Ms. Musaji's remarks call for it. We shall see.

1. Acknowledge the existence of and repudiate the traditional Islamic imperative, taught by all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence that Muslims recognize as orthodox, to impose Islamic law upon non-Muslims, whether by force or by stealth.

I’m not a scholar so I won’t get into historical discussions by various schools of thought regarding their interpretations. I can only say that as an American Muslim I believe that the Constitution and its protections of religious freedom, separation between church/synagogue/mosque/temple and state is the best system of government for a multi-cultural society that has been developed anywhere. I don’t want to see Islamic law or any religious law imposed on anyone anywhere against their will. As an American, this country is my first priority and for that reason I would oppose anyone who wished to impose their particular religious belief on others. That includes not wanting my children to be taught creationism in school as science. I would hope that all Americans of all faith groups would take this stand in defense of our Constitution against those from any religion who wish to impose their religion on others, for example:

Musaji then continues with a series of quotes from Christian Fundamentalists, saying this like "we should take this nation back for Christ." Of course, it is very common to equate these "Christianists" with "Islamists" -- so common that I wrote a book refuting that equivalence last year. The problems with this equation are many. One is that none of the sources Musaji quotes, with the possible exception of Gary North, actually want to replace the Constitution with Biblical law; their statements are only assertions that Christians should be allowed a role in public life, not entirely marginalized in the name of the separation of Church and state. Moreover, there are no armed groups of Christians around the world attempting to impose Biblical law by force or other means, or justifying acts of violence by reference to any Christian teachings.

So in short, Musaji's answer here is another example of the tu quoque fallacy. She says nothing about the abundant evidence of the supremacist and expansionist imperative within Islam. Nothing at all. And she ends up with another red herring, quoting the tired old warhorse "There is no compulsion in religion" (Qur'an 2:256), when the Islamic legal imperative is not to compel non-Muslims to become Muslim, but to subjugate them under the rule of Islamic law, but otherwise allow them -- "no compulsion"! -- to practice their religions as long as they submit to Islam and pay the jizya in accord with Qur'an 9:29.

2. Renounce any intention, now or in the future, to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law.

I do not want to live under any theocracy. I am an American and will defend the Constitution from anyone belonging to any religion who wishes to undermine or replace it with any other system at any time. That would include all of the following:

Then follows more tu-quoque quotes from Christians. Will Ms. Musaji really defend the Constitution from Muslims who want to undermine it and replace it with Sharia, in accord with the Muslim Brotherhood's "grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions"? Time will tell.

3. Clarify, and call upon other Muslims in America to clarify, what is meant by the words “terrorism” and innocent” in Muslim condemnations of terrorism, so that it is clear that what is being condemned is the murder of American and other non-combatants by Muslims acting in the name of Islamic jihad.

Muslim condemnations of terrorism go well beyond condemning acts of terrorism by Muslims against non-Muslims, they condemn all acts of terrorism against any civilians whether carried out by individuals, groups, or state agencies. These condemnations include acts of torture, pre-emptive attacks on other countries, colonialism, covert assassinations of political leaders, and the use of WMD’s. That it is possible to find some Muslims who hold a different view is tragic, but not surprising when we see that there are members of all faith groups who seem to have a sort of split personality when it comes to ethics and morality. Read my article “Spiritual Jihad Against Terrorism” for my views. [...]

Musaji here completely sidesteps the point. I asked that Muslims clarify what they mean by words like "terrorism" and "innocent" because some Muslims deny that any non-Muslim can be innocent. Bland blanket statements do not address this issue -- and following this she throws in still more tu quoque.

4. Repudiate the idea that Muslims have a divine mandate to force, when possible, Jews, Christians, and other “People of the Book” to pay a special religion-based tax from which Muslims are exempt (Qur’an 9:29).

This is a red herring. There is no Caliphate and there has not been since the end of WWI. There is no reason in the modern world under any existing forms of government for a separate tax on non-Muslims (jizya from which Muslims were exempt) or for a State enforced collection of a different tax from Muslims (zakat from which non-Muslims were exempt). [...]

A red herring?! Yet the fact there is no caliphate is one of the principal reasons why jihadists are fighting today -- to restore the caliphate so that Muslims can wage offensive jihad and collect the jizya. Right now all the jihads that are being fought are cast as defensive, because there is no caliph. And simply to say that there is no caliphate today does not constitute repudiation or rejection of this expansionist, supremacist imperative.

Musaji then quotes the old dissembler Robert Crane explaining that jizya was simply compensation of the dhimmis' being exempt from military service, and claiming it was lower than zakat, the tax Muslims are required to pay. That claim is flatly false, as I demonstrate here.

5. Call upon Muslims in America to institute comprehensive, honest, and transparent programs in mosques and Islamic schools, teaching the virtues of the non-establishment of religion, and teaching directly against Islamic supremacism and the idea that Muslims must fight against Jews and Christians until they “feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).

I don’t know any American Muslims who are not staunch defenders of the separation of church and state (the non-establishment of religion).

Really? Here's one who isn't. Here's another. Here are some more. There are others. I am glad Ms. Musaji opposes them.

I have heard many Friday sermons (khutbas) praising the non-establishment of religion and religious freedom in the United States. And, in fact it is only evangelical Christians who I have heard making statements about breaking down this wall of separation. (There is a response to question 1 above).

I trust Ms. Musaji will retract this claim after perusing the writings at the three Muslim sites I linked above.

All the American Muslims that I know, myself included, would fight against anyone who wanted to destroy our Constitution by attempting to establish a state religion, Sharia Law.

Good. I welcome Ms. Musaji's help against the Muslim Brotherhood's stealth jihad.

Whatever is taught in religious schools or in any other schools comes under the laws of the United States. If anyone is teaching anything that would encourage the overthrow of the government then they should be prosecuted under the law.

I trust, then, that Ms. Musaji would support the prosecution of the operators of this school.

I am uncertain what you mean by Islamic supremacism - if it means that Muslims believe that they are following the true religion, then there is no problem, everyone of any faith believes that they are following the true religion. If you mean that Muslims believe they are superior to other people, then that is not something that I believe or have ever heard taught in any mosque. If there are individuals who hold such a view they are simply bigots.

I mean those who are pursuing the Muslim Brotherhood's "grand jihad" to ensure that in the U.S. "God's religion" -- that is, Islam (“Allah”) [ Apostle1.com’s Ed Note: “Allah” is a moon god and not the same God of the Jews and Christians] -- "is made victorious over all other religions." I am glad Ms. Musaji opposes them and considers them to be bigots, although they include members of ISNA, ICNA, MAS, and MSA -- all groups named as allies in that same Muslim Brotherhood memorandum. It will be interesting to see what happens when word gets out that Ms. Musaji has condemned these groups.

As for Qur’an 9:29 - it is only Islamophobes and Muslim extremists who hold the interpretation of this verse that you hold and who refuse to look at other verses of the Qur’an.

How interesting! So please tell me, Ms. Musaji: are venerable Islamic authorities such as Ibn Ishaq, Ibn Kathir, the two Jalals, Ibn Qayyim, as-Suyuti and Zamakhshari "Islamophobes" or "Muslim extremists"?

6. Call upon Muslims in America to institute comprehensive, honest, and transparent programs in mosques and Islamic schools, teaching against honor killing, and against the idea—which is enshrined in Islamic law—that a parent faces no penalty for killing his or her own child (see ‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).

“For that reason, we ordained for the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul for other than murder or spreading corruption in the land, it is as if he has killed the whole of humanity…” (Qur’an 5:35)

I know of no Muslims who are teaching anything but condemnation of honor killing.

A manual of Islamic law certified by Al-Azhar as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy says that "retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right." However, "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring." ('Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2).

I am glad Ms. Musaji condemns the practice. Now: will she advocate institution of programs that teach against it, so as to counter those who believe as does this manual of Islamic law?

7. Call upon Muslims worldwide, including in Saudi Arabia, to end all institutionalized discrimination against and harassment of non-Muslims, and to allow (“Christian”) churches and other houses of worship (ie: Synagogues of the Jews)  to be built in majority-Muslim countries with an ease comparable to that with which mosques are currently built in Western countries.

I don’t believe that as an American citizen I have any influence on Saudi Arabia or other countries. I can state my opinion, and have that all houses of worship should be allowed in all countries and should be shown respect. I am a firm believer in democracy, and as the citizen of a democracy I can attempt to make my voice heard by my elected officials.  Saudi Arabia is not a democracy it is an absolute monarchy (a system of government that is outdated to say the least) and attempting to influence a dictator, tyrant, or absolute monarch would have to be a matter for all the governments of the world and world public opinion to attempt.

We can't call for justice because we have no influence? I refuse to be so defeatist.

8. Repudiate the idea that a Muslim who renounces Islam and adopts any other faith or no faith at all should be killed—as is the teaching of Muhammad and all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence—and call upon Muslim groups in America to teach the freedom of conscience as a God-given right in American mosques and Islamic schools.

I was one of the initiating signatories to the statement ”On Apostasy and Islam: 100+ Notable Islamic Voices affirming the Freedom of Faith” and the front page of TAM has an appeal for others to sign on to this statement. We have also published numerous articles by scholars and community leaders who have made the same appeal.

This statement acknowledges that "Undeniably, the traditional position of Muslim scholars and jurists has been that apostasy [riddah] is punishable by death." Yet when I have noted that fact in the past I have been called an "Islamophobe" and worse. I trust Ms. Musaji will drop that hateful and defamatory rhetoric now. I am glad that she has signed that statement, and look forward to her signing on to more than just one of these elements of genuine moderation.

9. Call upon Muslims in America and worldwide to drop the traditional and authoritative Islamic prohibition of marriage between non-Muslim men and Muslim women, and to repudiate and teach against the idea of divinely sanctioned wife-beating (Qur’an 4:34).

There are reasons for the prohibition of marriage between non-Muslim men and Muslim women (although marriages between Muslim men and non-Muslim women are allowed) and that is a matter for scholars to consider and issue fatwas about, and for individual Muslims to decide upon for themselves. [...]

Of course there are reasons for this, and those reasons are supremacist. If a Muslim man can marry a non-Muslim woman, but a Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim man, this means that the non-Muslim community always diminishes, because the law envisions the woman becoming a member of her husband's household. Thus women can always join Islam, but they can't leave it.

The translation and interpretation of Qur’an 4:34 has been very much controversial over the centuries....

Musaji then goes on to try to obfuscate the fact that the verse calls for the beating of a disobedient woman. But it is clear that that's what the verse does say. For the Arabic word adriboo to mean "to forsake, to avoid, to leave," as Musaji wishes it to, it would require the preposition 3an (عن). But it doesn't carry that preposition here. It is worth noting how several translators render the key part of this verse:

Pickthall: “and scourge them”
Yusuf Ali: “(And last) beat them (lightly)”
Al-Hilali/Khan: “(and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful)”
Shakir: “and beat them”
Sher Ali: “and chastise them”
Khalifa: “then you may (as a last alternative) beat them”
Arberry: “and beat them”
Rodwell: “and scourge them”
Sale: “and chastise them”
Asad: “then beat them”

Sheikh Syed Mahmud Allusi in his Qur'an commentary Ruhul Ma’ani gives four reasons that a man may beat his wife: “if she refuses to beautify herself for him,” if she refuses sex when he asks for it, if she refuses to pray or perform ritual ablutions, and “if she goes out of the house without a valid excuse.”

Also, Muhammad’s example is normative for Muslims, since he is an “excellent example of conduct” (Qur’an 33:21) – and Aisha reports that Muhammad struck her. Once he went out at night after he thought she was asleep, and she followed him surreptitiously. Muhammad saw her, and, as Aisha recounts: “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?”

Aisha herself said it: “I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women.”

10. Condemn Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist organizations, and the Islamic Republic of Iran for its continuing the barbaric practice of stoning people to death. Call upon Muslim groups to teach against stoning as a punishment for adultery or anything else in American mosques and Islamic schools.

Nonsense? You are mixing political issues with other issues. My opinion of Hamas and Hezbollah is a political opinion just as an Irish American’s opinion of the IRA (the military wing or the charitable wing) or a Jewish American’s opinions about Israeli settler groups, the Jewish Defense League or other groups is a political opinion. I will and have condemned particular actions of these organizations,

Where?

But to be required to make a blanket condemnation of an entire organization is to oversimplify the issues.

Oh, really? How very revealing.

As for Iran’s method of capital punishment, I am against capital punishment in any form whether it is stoning, the gas chamber, shooting, the guillotine, or lethal injection. I stand with Tariq Ramadan who has appealed for a moratorium on capital (hudud) punishments. [...]

A moratorium, but not an outright prohibition? A moratorium until what conditions change?

And, for the matter of teaching stoning as a punishment for adultery in American mosques and Islamic schools, I have never heard of such a thing being taught...

Here is some news.

Anyway, I am sorry that Ms. Musaji apparently found her way clear to accept only one of my ten points for moderation. But her response certainly helps clarify where she and The American Muslim really stand.

 Charges Against Turkish Patriarch Dropped


By JAMES C. HELICKE Dec. 20th 2004
Associated Press Writer
ISTANBUL, Turkey

A Turkish court on Monday dropped charges against Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the Turkey-based spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, of barring a Bulgarian priest from conducting religious services.

The court, which also dropped the same charges against other top church leaders, said it would announce the reason for its decision at a later date.

The case represented a challenge to Bartholomew's authority and went to the heart of how this Muslim country defines secularism.

Kezban Hatemi, an attorney for the Bartholomew I, welcomed the decision. The acquittal comes as
Turkey is under pressure to expand religious freedom as part of its bid to join the European Union. EU officials have criticized Turkey for state intervention in religion.

"A secular state should not get involved in religious affairs," Hatemi said.

But Haluk Perk, an attorney representing the Bulgarian priest, disagreed.

"We think everyone should have the right to practice their religion," Perk said, vowing to appeal the decision.

Bartholomew and 12 senior clerics were charged in this predominantly Muslim but secular country on rarely invoked charges of "preventing others from observing faith and conducting religious services" after the priest was dismissed in 2002. None of the defendants attended Monday's hearing; one of them died during the course of the trial.

The charges carried a maximum sentence of five months in prison.

The charges against the men were brought by Bozhidar Chiprov, head of a Bulgarian Orthodox Church foundation.

Chiprov's lawyers said Bartholomew and his Holy Synod did not have authority to dismiss Konstantin Kostov, the Bulgarian priest, because the Bulgarian church in Istanbul had been separated from the Patriarchate in 1840 amid conflicts between the two.

Chiprov's lawyers said the priest was punished after he refused to refer to Bartholomew in prayers and refused to conduct religious services and issue baptism and marriage documents in Greek.

Bartholomew's attorney had argued that the secular state should not get involved in the case.

Turkey has long kept close tabs on the patriarch, a subject of suspicion because of his close ties with Turkey's traditional regional rival, Greece.

The European Union on Friday agreed to open membership talks with the mainly Muslim nation in October, but
Turkey must move forward with democratic reforms, including improving the rights of religious minorities, before it can join.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate dates from the Orthodox Greek
Byzantine Empire, which collapsed when the Muslim Ottoman Turks conquered the Byzantine Empire of Constantinople, today's Istanbul, in 1453.

PEDOPHILIA CONDONED BY ISLAM
By J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Oct 26, 2004 as posted by

Whatever the Koran, regarded as divine revelation, states is legitimate. It comes from deity, Allah. It is thereby to be acted upon, not only read for informational reading.

Therefore, when active Muslims religiously take to heart their so-called holy writ, the Koran, they make it a lifestyle. Consequently, when Muslim men read that Allah gives them permission to have relations with little boys and older boys, there are some quite willing to see through the Koran provision.

Note the following quote from the Koran:

Quran 52:24

Round about them will serve, (devoted) to them, young male servants (handsome) as Pearls well-guarded.

Note also the following:

Surah 76:19

Allah promises fresh youths to Muslim men. And round about them shall go youths never altering in age; when you see them you will think them to be scattered pearls.

On the other hand, homosexuality in Islam is punishable by death while pedophilia is permissible. Web site http://www.homa.org/ provides additional information regarding the abuse of children in the name of religion as well as atrocities committed against Muslim women — all in the dictate of the Koran and the so-called holy name, Allah.

http://www.faithfreedom.org/ also provides valuable data regarding the horrific dimensions of this religion from hell. Allah, obviously, is another name for Satan, Lucifer, the Devil, Beelzebub, ( Apostle1.com’s Ed Note: Moon God). And, the Koran is not holy, divine revelation but material penned by the demon possessed minds of the hellish religion (Ed: Mohammed). Muslim clerics thereby are agents of violence, seeing through the final overthrow of the world for the Muslim rule.

Anyone who interprets the Muslim context otherwise has been duped, is ignorant of that world religion, and is not spiritually sensitive to the moral wars being waged in present-tense. Therefore, those who continue to champion Islam as a "peace religion" furthers the cause of killing off all infidels — non-Muslims — or taking them as slaves. There are scores of persons throughout the world who are so duped; they blend in with the "gloss over" perpetrated by Muslim propagandists.

As stated on http://www.homa.org:/ "When Catholic priests molest children there is a law, there is a justice that holds them accountable. The Mullahs of Islam ARE the law, justice and the government. So they can do their shameful acts in public and who is going to stop them?"

Email: mailto:joseph_swank@yahoo.com?subject=MichNews.com: PEDOPHILIA CONDONED BY ISLAM

[In Islam it is their belief as given by their so-called holy book, that the next prophet of Islam will be born through the loins of a man... which means that during certain Islamic festivals they must attempt to impregnate (Sodomize) young boys, teenagers and under teen aged youth.... This is a fact of truth which is not told to the world populace.  This is what they do! During those certain Muslim festivals, they are required by their holy book to 'take' a youth, to sodomize him, to impregnate the young boys who have reached puberty but have not as yet become "active" themselves.  But, during other times of non-festival, it could be discerned by Islamic law, to be homosexual, depending upon who the Imam is that oversees the observance of their holy laws.  It is a proven FACT that Muslims in Arabic countries will rape other men who are non-Muslims. 

In 2012, the U.S. Ambassador (Stevens) was sodomized repeatedly by Muslims before they killed him (... this fact was not reported by mainline news agencies in the U.S. and it was not brought up by any one in the White House, etc. so as to cause no fear... even though the incident was claimed to have been caused by a video which is not true whatsoever because our government had known for almost a month previously that there would be an incident around the anniversary of 911.   In Arabic countries where Islam is the main religion, sodomy is not condemned when done against non-muslims (Infidels) as infidels are considered as a lesser creature than Muslims... And sodomy is a manner through which not only fear is instilled in the people, but especially in non-muslims, as a means to force non-muslims to convert to Islam... and where they do not... their young men, even older men, girls and women are raped, sodomized and worse!

In many instances, such activities during non-festival times is overlooked, especially if the man caught is wealthy or has political pull, etc. - This almost sounds like the actions of some Jehovah's Witnesses and Pentecostals, a parallel ethos may exist among them with Islam... those who abhor and deny any kind of homosexuality altogether, but who, as observant to their satanic faith, will go after those who are "Catholic" or "Orthodox" Catholic.  Because they, like Muslims (Islamists) believe their actions are a Holy Action in the name of their prophet or Messiah. By their sanctioning Islam as a Peaceful Religion, given the fact that is far from being peaceful; they condone the very thing abhorred! And this is what the World Council of Churches desire by accepting Islam (Muslim as a peaceful religion... ]

JIHAD GENOCIDE is real!  "THE LAST JIHAD" is based on a very true story which those of us at www.apostle1.com encourages everyone who can, to read it and understand what is really happening and why many are so against the sitting President who is believed by evidences offered to be a clandestine (closeted) Muslim of Satan sitting in the White House...

The book, "THE LAST JIHAD" is based on a very true story of Samuel Josef, a former Muslim who converted to Christianity.  While unaware of his conversion, Samuel's brothers and sisters had tried with clandestine ease, to conscript him into the deadly fold of a group of hotheaded and bloodthirsty Jihadists.

Samuel Joseph presently lives in the United states with his life in constant danger because of an RFID TRACKING CHIP INDELIBLY IMPLANTED IN HIS BODY BY THE Jihadists (something our own government want to do to you and me, if they can).  Samuel's story, however, is bigger and more horrifying than what he has personally suffered under the fiendish hands of his personal terrorists.

Marshalling information that he gathered while he was still believed to be a Muslim, Samuel josef unravels an impending high-tech Jihad genocide targeted at the United States of America and the rest of the West.

Some of the names and locations in the book have been intentionally changed to protect those who would otherwise be in very serious danger."


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INTRODUCTION

 “I escape death every day,” Samuel Josef said as he glanced back over his shoulder, more an unconscious reaction to his own words than any actual chance of spotting danger in his comfortable suburban living room. “Every day I cautiously choose how I travel, when I travel and where I travel to.” The well-dressed Samuel Josef with dark wavy hair got up from the stylish sofa and walked the few steps to the muted color floor-to-ceiling drapes. He gently pushed the drapes aside with two light brown fingers, like an abbreviated papal blessing. He leaned forward to peer outside at the early Midwestern morning. “I didn’t hurt anyone, steal from anyone, speak badly to anyone or threaten anyone,” said Samuel Josef, speaking to me in an almost curious tone of voice, as if what he was saying, though completely accurate and true, did not make any sense. That is what made me determined to write this book and get this story out. “All I did was to exercise my right in America to convert to Christianity.”

Though the people who want to kill me, along with ten million other non-believers, are fanatical, radical Muslims they do not intend to be suicide bombers and sacrifice themselves. They do not intend to strap explosives onto their bodies. Instead, they told me directly that they are just doing what Allah has told them to do. Surah 47.4: “When you meet the unbelievers in Jihad (holy war), chop off their heads.” They also told me, “We will use American taxpayers’ dollars to frame you with false charges and use the courts and the judges to put you behind bars.”

In addition to this, they told me that in the event that my mother, who remains ostracized from me, died they would bar me  from seeing her corpse or visiting her grave, because  I have become an infidel.

The edict also has gone out to slay my wife and my children, having the full support and blessing of my brothers and sisters who emigrated to the United States in 2005. It is strange that while my siblings with their team of honor killers continue to revel in the freedoms in this country, they are vehemently opposed to the notion of tolerance toward converts from Islam. They are also recalcitrant to the virtuous idea of peaceful, non-violent coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims, which is why it is an avowed aim of theirs and other radical, fundamentalist Muslims to either subjugate America to Islamic rule, or, if that’s not possible, to obliterate and annihilate the United States altogether from its status of world superpower. According to my brothers, sister and the volunteers of Jihad genocide anyone who converts from Islam to Christianity deserves to be killed: this is not referring to empty threats mentioned only at a family gathering.

 

At a terrorist meeting in Philadelphia, where I was present, one of my brothers said they were aware that I was attending church services. Fortunately for me, this brother added that they knew I was going to church purely for business reasons. In their mind, l mingled with Christians only because I wanted people who would patronize my travel and tour business. This miscalculation on the part of the enemy saved me from death. Later, when they became convinced that I was a true Christian, they pursued me like a lion going after its prey.

This book tells a true story, although some of the names of people and places have been changed. Far from being inspired by anger and revenge, this book has been written with the sole aim of unraveling the secret and subcutaneous things that are happening in the dark and are set to explode any time soon upon the United States like a time bomb. It is hoped that by reading this book, Americans will be forewarned and, perhaps, forearmed; for the Jihadists intend that day to come upon America like a thief. Behind the scenes, scientists, doctors, engineers, pathologists, attorneys, computer programmers, virologists, nurses and people with security clearances are pooling together ideas and resources to bring upon America that imminent day of ultimate terror! This is a serious matter!

This book which is based on a true story is not written out of anger or hate. The sentiments of anger and hate are not the principles of the Christian religion. Still, I think it is important to establish a record, so that Americans can know what some fanatical, radical Muslim people, even people who are close to me, are willing to do. By the time this book is published, I know I might already have been killed, but the words of truth on these pages will live on so that people can know the kind of thing that could happen in America, in the land of the free, right under American noses.

One point I want to make is that these people who are highly educated, namely: scientists; doctors; pathologists; virologists; attorneys; computer programmers; nurses; people working in sensitive jobs for the US Federal Government,, all with clearance; people working for firms like Raytheon who oversee the security of utility companies; and RFID chip designers, are   diabolically very clever. When they got an order of protection against me by lying, they lied about more than my being a threat to them and my mother. They also lied about me being suicidal and a threat to myself.

ALLAH ORDAINED JIHAD

A tug of war exists between moderate Muslim scholars on one hand and radical Muslims on the other hand over the true meaning of the word Jihad. According to moderate Muslims, the word Jihad means ‘struggle’ and it connotes ‘a striving in the way of Allah’ (al-Jihad fi sabil Allah). They use the word Jihad in a religious context to refer to three types of struggles: an internal struggle to maintain faith; the struggle to improve Muslim society; or the struggle to defend Islam. By contrast, radical Muslims hold the view that the word Jihad means Holy War. Indeed, among Sunni scholars, there is a group that refers to Jihad as the sixth pillar of Islam. Although it occupies no such official status, Jihad is nonetheless one of the ten practices of Islam.

The war for the true meaning of the word Jihad has left much of the world in a quandary about what to believe and what not to believe concerning Jihad. To add to the confusion, a third school of thought has emerged that claims that the designation of Jihad as Holy War is a western ploy and spin to attribute militant connotations to the concept of Jihad. Here is the truth. The word Jihad appears more than 164 times in the Koran, and as Bernard Lewis, the prominent British-American orientalist, argues, Jihad implies warfare in the large majority of cases. In most of the passages or verses where Jihad appears, the word contextually stands for a military expedition, fighting, raiding, looting, or distributing war spoils. The teachings of the Koran on Jihad are chilling. The Koran calls upon believers to wage war against disbelievers. It says that those Muslims who refuse to fight are hypocrites, and are themselves no better than disbelievers, being destined for punishment in this world and an eternity in the fires of hell. Thus, the average Muslim who reads the Koran is continually drawn to support violence. Anyone who takes the Koran seriously becomes radicalized by it. Jihad is an important religious duty for Muslims. Therefore, Muslims who debunk the notion of Jihad as Holy War are either not being true to their faith or they are simply trying to hide the true meaning of the word.

Jihad originated from the teachings and deeds of their “Prophet” Muhammad, who is the prophet and founder of Islam. In his and his few followers need to hide escape from those of his Arab pagan followers, he fled to Constantinople (before Turkey took it over) and felt he had entered into heaven, as he had told the Patriarch at that time.  Later, he visited Jewish temples and copied, as he did of the Holy Bible of Christians, the Scrolls of the Hebrew Faith.  He altered all the original writings to suit his concepts of “Allah” and his new religion, which is a Fact borne out by time and history.  Four millennia before the time of Muhammad, the Arabian Peninsula essentially consisted of Bedouin Arabs who worshipped innumerable gods and goddesses in addition to Allah who was one of their many gods. However, by the time Muhammad arrived on the scene as a prophet, Arabian society had come to consist of three main groups of people, namely pagan Arabs, Jews and Christians. Aware that the god whose messenger Muhammad claimed to be was one of their numerous gods, the pagans were unwilling to accept him as a prophet. As a matter of fact, they were of the view that because his father had been called Abdullah (meaning servant of Allah), Muhammad’s proclamation of himself as a prophet of Allah was only a spin aimed at making Allah the one and only true God. To make matters worse for Muhammad, the Christians and Jews seemed impregnable, since they would have none of his fables. Right from the onset, therefore, Islam seemed doomed for failure. In the light of what was definitely a monumental opposition to the Islamic faith, Allah commanded Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel to wage Jihad against all disbelievers and all who resisted the new religion. Jihad therefore dates back to the seventh century A.D., and it is a holy duty that has ever since been placed upon all true Muslims at the behest of Allah.

A study of the Koran and Hadith reveal that Muhammad left behind a crystal clear example that Allah expects all true Muslims to follow. According to the Sira, the sacred biography of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam was involved in over sixty-five acts of Jihad in a time span as short as nine years. Violent in all his ways, Muhammad assassinated those who opposed him. He enslaved thousands and sold them for money to wage Jihad. He tortured men to death for money and tortured slaves to get information from them. Muhammad also created a policy of rape of Kafir (non-Muslim) women. After Muhammad’s demise, all the caliphs (successors) who took over the leadership of Islam followed unwaveringly in his footsteps. The first four caliphs of Islam were all personal companions of the prophet. Under the successive caliphs, an Islamic form of government, known as caliphate, was established. The institution of the caliphate was intended to carry the legacy of Muhammad’s authority, and it was characterized by the rule of the Sharia law (Islamic law). As a politico-religious system, the caliphate enjoyed ascendancy over the world stage from the time of the death of Muhammad until about the thirteenth century A.D. Politically powerful Islamic entities, including the Ottoman Empire, that emerged later in history were reincarnations of the caliphate.

Today, Islam is reckoned by many as the world’s second largest religion and as one of the fastest growing faiths on the face of the Earth, as it now may be the leading religion world-wide above Christianity and the Hebrew faith. Yet Islam has grown in leaps and bounds primarily because of its use of Jihad. Over 1400 years ago, Arabian men on horseback, adorned in turbans and wielding swords, fought tooth and nail to spread Islam to Mecca and to other parts of Arabia. These men were doing Jihad in Allah’s cause, for it had been laid upon them to fight until Allah became superior. Today, that same cause remains. Allah must be superior and the nations of the Earth must submit to Islam. Consequently, all true Muslims are up in arms to ensure that this happens. Islam, therefore, is like a checkerboard. On one side of the board are Muslims, and on the other side are non-Muslims. And just as gamesters on the checkerboard aim at winning, Islam aims at defeating and annihilating every religious and political system in the world. Islam is not merely a religious system; it is also a political system. The means by which Islam aspires to conquer the world is Jihad. 


Like the amoeba that assumes different shapes at different times, Jihad, as a tenet and core practice of Islam, has persisted over the centuries and lived on not only through the zeal and faithfulness of true Muslims but also through the ability of Jihadists to blend in with the technology and methods of warfare of changing times. The reason for Jihad has not and will never change; however, the methods of waging Jihad have evolved tremendously. Gone, therefore, are the days when horse-saddled and sword-wielding Jihadists marauded and pillaged and crusaded just to spread Islam. In the 1970s, Jihadists discovered that hijacking; the blowing up of planes and buses; and the bombing of embassies, hotels and restaurants were a means of warfare against the West and its interests. Consequently, they resorted to these forms of Jihad. By September 2001, however, a more ingenious form of Jihad had hit the United States. The crews of two big planes, filled to capacity with passengers, were overpowered in mid-air by Jihadists who plowed the aircraft at top speed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. That fateful attack took away the lives of about three thousand people and it razed the twin towers to the ground. America has not been the same ever since.

But the unthinkable is yet to happen. A new form of Jihad is about to be waged against America and its allies, especially Israel and the United Kingdom. This new form of Jihad has been dubbed Jihad genocide by the radical Muslims who are the brains behind it. Aimed at inflicting harm and disaster of cataclysmic proportions, the impending Jihad genocide consists of Muslims drawn from among pathologists, biochemists, physicists and medical technologists. Some of them are pilots, attorneys, electrical engineers and ex-NASA engineers. In addition, some of them are network programmers and computer engineers. Some of the people involved in the impending genocidal attack are engineers working with Raytheon security and persons overseeing the utilities company backup system.  Also within their fold are Muslims who work in very sensitive places such as the CIA and FBI. It is terrifying to note that some of the people who are part and parcel of the planned Jihad genocide work in very sensitive jobs, where some of them have clearance to important buildings and offices in the United States.

An avowed aim of the impending Jihad genocide is to slay within twenty-four hours one million non-Muslims in America, Israel, the United Kingdom and other target nations around the world. To accomplish this satanic feat, the Jihadists plan to use weapons that cannot be seen even with a microscopic eye. The weapons can be produced in alarming quantities for only a few thousand dollars. A major boost for the Jihadists is that these weapons can easily be moved from one country to another without detection by scanners. Beautiful Muslim girls adorned in hijab, but with explosives implanted in their breasts and buttocks, will be used as weapons to blow up planes.
With their latest weapon of warfare, Jihadists have greatly enhanced their odds of killing more people in just a single attack. Before the turn of the century, Jihadists who attacked the West could kill anywhere between a few tens to a few hundreds of people in just one attack. On September 11, 2001, however, they maliciously succeeded in raising the tally to three thousand or so. Now, in the impending Jihad genocide, it is a sworn aim of theirs to snuff out the lives of ten million people in a period of twenty-four hours!

As the centuries have gone by, Jihadists have greatly metamorphosed and disguised themselves into forms that have made it a lot easier for them to succeed. If in times past the world knew them to be wolves, let it be known to all, that today they have become wolves in sheep’s clothing. For they now have spies working in the CIA, FBI, Scotland Yard, the CBI and more.

At the beginning of this chapter, the terms ‘moderate Muslims’ and ‘radical Muslims’ were used. Although these terms are widely used today, it is totally wrong to think of Muslims in those terms. Rather, the correct and right thing to do is to compartmentalize them into false and true Muslims. Every Muslim who tries to water down Jihad into anything other than what the Prophet Muhammad did by way of Jihad is a false Muslim. True Muslims are the ones who, in addition to strictly observing all that Muhammad taught and did, also believe that Jihad means Holy War against disbelievers of Islam (Muslim). True Muslims engage in Jihad either by supporting with their money or by actively waging warfare against non-Muslims. Islam is incomplete without Jihad. The Prophet Muhammad, in total obedience to Allah to wage Jihad, beheaded all the men of Banu Qurayza, buried them in a trench and took away their wives and children as slaves. The Koran is replete with verses that call on Muslims to wage war against non-Muslims. The following are a few of them: FACTS  


facts

Each radical religious fanatics will without a philosophy, literally interpret the instructions outlined in the scriptures.

Philosophy of fear in which Islam is based, represents the ultimate threat, if without a prejudice and sentimentality one take a look at the instructions given in the Quran.

Koran (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out.”
Koran (2:244) - "Then fight in the cause of Allah.”
Koran (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you.”
Koran (3:56) - "As for those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter; neither will they have anyone to help."
Koran (3:151) - "Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers.”
Koran (4:104) - "And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain.”
Koran (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger 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.”
Koran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve.”
Koran (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah."
Koran (8:59-60) - "And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah's Purpose).”
Koran (9:5) - "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay…”
Koran (9:20) - "Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah's way are of much greater worth in Allah's sight. These are they who are triumphant."  Note: The "striving" spoken of here is Jihad.
Koran (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah.”
Koran (9:30) - "And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and 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!"
Koran (9:38-39) - "O ye who believe! What is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah…”
Koran (9:41) - "Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah.”
Koran (9:88) - "But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their person…”
Koran (9:111) - "Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of
Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding.”
Koran (9:123) - "O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness."
Koran (8:65-81) - This parable lays the theological groundwork for honor killings.
Koran (21:44) - "We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period grew long for them.”
Koran (25:52) - "Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness.”
Koran (33:60-62) - “Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter."  This passage sanctions the slaughter (rendered "merciless" and "horrible murder" in other translations.
Koran (47:3-4) - “Therefore when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners.”
Koran (47:35) - "Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost…”
Koran (61:4) - "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way.”
Koran (61:10-12) - “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.”
Koran (66:9) - "O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers.”
Bukhari (52:177) – “Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
Bukhari (52:256) – “The Prophet... was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, "They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans)."  In this command, Muhammad establishes that it is permissible to kill non-combatants in the process of killing a perceived enemy.
Bukhari (52:220) – “Allah's Apostle said... 'I have been made victorious with terror.”
Abu Dawud (14:2526) – “The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah" and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and Jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist).”
 Abu Dawud (14:2527) – “The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (Jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious.”
Muslim (1:33) – “The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”
Bukhari (8:387) – “Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’.”

Sunnah Volume 4, Book 52, Number 53 – “The Prophet said, "Nobody who dies and finds good from Allah (in the Hereafter) would wish to come back to this world even if he were given the whole world and whatever is in it, except the martyr who, on seeing the superiority of martyrdom, would like to come back to the world and get killed again (in Allah's Cause)."
Sunnah Volume 4, Book 52, Number 63 - “A man whose face was covered with an iron mask (i.e. clad in armor) came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall I fight or embrace Islam first?" The Prophet said, "Embrace Islam first and then fight." So he embraced Islam, and was martyred. Allah's Apostle said, “A little work, but a great reward." (He did very little after embracing Islam, but he will be rewarded in abundance)."
Sunnah Volume 4, Book 52, Number 196 – “Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,' and whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,' his life and property will be saved by me except for Islamic law, and his accounts will be with Allah, (either to punish him or to forgive him.)"

Sunnah Volume 4, Book 52, Number 280 - Banu Qurayaza: After twenty-five days of siege, they surrendered unconditionally. In the end, all 600-700 males of the tribe were killed and the women and children were sold into slavery.
Sunnah Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57 - Narrated 'Ikrima: 'Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”

Islam is to be imposed by force:

* Muhammad said, "I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and whoever says, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, his life and property will be saved by me." (Otherwise it will not). Vol. 4:196
Apostasy is punishable by death:
* Muhammad said, "Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him." Vol. 9:57

I s l a m :

Satan's Response to Allah's Incarnation

Authored by Archbishop +Karl Barwin of blessed memory…  

Islam (which means "to submit") is the religion created by the pagan Arab known as Mohammad (c. A.D. 570 - 632); this socioeconomic movement backed by strong religio-ethical ideals is also known in some circles as Mohammedanism (although Mohammad's followers despise this name). A follower of this movement is known as a Muslim. Dr. Martin Luther, the "Father" of The Reformation, identified Mohammad as "The Disciple of Satan." Islam essentially is a Satanic reinterpretation and reformulation of Judaism and Christianity

The creed of Islam is expressed by the affirmation that "There is no god but god, and Mohammad is his prophet." This creed, exalting an unnamed "god," is to be expressed several times a day by the pious Muslim.

The anthropomorphic nature of Islam startles most religious scholars. Heaven is described in Mohammad's "holy book" in very human terms and Hell is described as a place of intense heat, scalding water, and very hot winds. The faithful Muslim is promised a Heaven of beautiful gardens, wine, and abundant sex.

Acceptance of the above creed is followed by belief in Six Articles of Faith:

There is only one true "god" ("Allah" in Arabic), the sole Creator of all that exists (in both heaven and earth) and Agent of all that occurs. The god of Islam is not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Who is revealed in Genesis to be a plurality of Persons: And God said, Let us make man in our image (Gen. 1:26; cf also Gen. 3:22, 11:6-7). In the New Testament this plurality is more explicitly revealed to be a Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One in Essence, Ever-existing, Undivided and Indivisible. Muslims do not accept this mystery and accuse Christians of being polytheists, often compounding their inability to believe God's revealed doctrine of the Trinity by mistakenly following Mohammad's "holy book" when it erroneously proclaims that Christians worship THREE gods: Allah, Jesus and Mary (Sura 5:116). Yet Mary and her mother, Anne, are said (by Mohammad) to be the only women not touched by the power of Satan. The mystery of the Trinity, which is a fundamental dogma of the Christian faith, has been described by the Church fathers as a Trinity in Unity, the perfect expression of perfect love. This love is not only an attribute of God; God is love (I John 4:8,16).

Although Muslims claim their god to be loving, merciful, and just, he is more frequently revealed in their scriptures and traditions to be stern, demanding, retributive, vengeful and even arbitrary: "Those that disobey Allah and His Apostle shall abide forever in the fire of hell" (Sura 72). The faithful Muslim is further ordered by his god to actively fight all unbelievers: "And slay them wherever ye catch them" (2:191). Islam is not a religion of forgiveness and faith but one of good works and obedience. After several centuries of brutal military conquest, ruthless pillage, and enslavement of over two thirds of Christendom, Christians finally launched defensive measures now known as The Crusades against this uncivilized and barbarous glorification and manifestation of The Old Adam ruthlessly encouraged by this Satanic philosophy/religion.

The pure and sexless beings created by the Islamic god before he made the earth are named "angels" by Mohammad, who borrowed this concept from The Old and The New Testaments. Some angels support god's Throne and sing his praises, some are employed as god's messengers, and some act as man's guardians or intercede for man before god.

Below the rank of angels, Mohammad teaches in his "holy book," is a lower order of beings carried over from pre-Islamic Arab paganism named "jinn." Jinn are said to be able to take the form of humans (both male and female) as well as the form of many different animals (most notably snakes). They dwell in all conceivable inanimate objects (i.e., trees, stones, ruins), under the earth, in the air and in fire. Although some jinn are reportedly friendly to humans, they usually harm humans, are the intentional source of many human diseases and cause all kinds of accidents. Mohammad teaches that the jinn share the bodily needs of humans and can even be killed, but he also informs his followers that the jinn are free of all physical restraints and possess extraordinary power.

Certain prophets were given the revelations of god in the past, Mohammad teaches. These revelations were written by the prophets into "holy books." Islam teaches that the most recent and infallible and last revelation of god was dictated to Mohammad in Arabic NOT by god himself but rather by the Archangel Gabriel. The Islamic "holy book" is not the direct Word of God but rather the Archangel Gabriel's interpretation of God's Will and Commands. This "holy book" is viewed by Islam as (1) a canon of faith for pious Muslims, (2) a textbook of civil law, (3) a molder of true culture, and (4) a code of honor. Thus Islam claims to be more than a religion and does, indeed, exercise greater control over and influence on politics and culture than does Christianity. This point most Christians fail to understand or recognize.

In yet another attempt to deceive true Believers, Islam asserts that it reveres the prophets of Israel (both the Old Testament and the New Testament); Muslims supposedly regard the Pentateuch, the Psalms and the Gospels to be inspired writings. Jesus of Nazareth, however (contrary to God's clear testimony in both the Old and the New Testaments), is not accepted as the Incarnation of the One True God, but rather as just another (inferior to Mohammad) prophet. Yet Muslims believe that Jesus Christ was truly born of a Virgin (unlike Mohammad), that He was totally without sin (admittedly unlike Mohammad), and that He even performed miracles (again, unlike Mohammad). However, they also assert that before the crucifixion God took Jesus away, leaving a "shadow" in His place, that it was not the real Jesus who was crucified on the Cross of Golgotha (in fact, some Muslims claim that it was Judas who was mistaken for Jesus and crucified), that this Jesus certainly did not rise from the grave. Jesus will, however, Mohammad teaches, return at the end of the world to fight the Anti-Christ.

Although Islam asserts that it accepts the Gospels of The Bible as inspired by God, they do not heed the words of Jesus proclaimed in John 14:6: "I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me." Thus any perceived similarities between Islam and Christianity are purely superficial - and intentionally deceptive.

All creatures, Mohammad teaches, will be raised from the dead on the Last Day for judgment by the righteous yet merciful and compassionate god. On that day the deeds of each individual will be weighted; each individual is responsible for his own salvation for Islam recognizes no "forgiveness of sins" nor need for a Savior or Messiah. Islam has rejected God's saving grace in Christ Jesus and instead demands salvation by the works of the Law. Each individual human is capable of and expected to learn and follow god's Will as revealed by Mohammad.

The god of Islam has decreed everything that happens. However, since men cannot know what this unnamed god has fully decreed, they must not cease to act and to choose between good and evil. Piety enjoins a humble submission to whatever Islam proclaims their god to have ordained.

In addition to the six articles of faith, Islam imposes religious duties on all Muslims (known as The Pillars of Islam):

Every true believer in Islam is required, at least once in his life, to pronounce aloud, with full understanding and perfect conviction, the declaration: "There is no god but god, and Mohammad is his prophet" or "... and Mohammad is the messenger of god." The devout Muslim thus proclaims his personal belief in the Satanic god of Mohammad while also sounding forth a call to Christians to turn away from the "idolatry" of worshiping the one true God (Jesus).

Formal worship is required of the faithful Muslim five times every day: (a) dawn (upon rising); (b) noon; (c) midafternoon; (d) after sunset; (e) and at the end of the day (just before retiring). He must ritually purify himself before each required period of worship (e.g., remove his shoes upon entering the Mosque and wash his feet, hands, head and arms before prayer); he must worship facing in the direction of Mecca (known as "the holy city"); he must assume fixed positions; and he must recite specific prayers or texts. The primary purpose of these times of prayer is one of praise and supplication. A secondary purpose is to remind the believer that he is not god, to keep him humble. The set times for prayer also create a sense of participation and fellowship in a worldwide brotherhood for the devout Muslim, even when he is isolated from other believers.

Traditionally on Fridays (although Friday is not required in the Muslim "holy book"), communal prayers are led by a layman known as an Imam (which simply means "leader") in a mosque. This replaces the private Noon worship. Just before this required time of prayer the Imam may recite or read a portion of the Islamic "holy book" as well as "preach" to the faithful in the mosque

There are two classifications of alms: zakat (compulsory) and sadaqat (voluntary). The compulsory almsgiving is set on all that a man possesses (all his assets rather than just his income), which includes his food and grain (10% if watered by rain, 5% if watered by irrigation) and money (2.5%). Only after zakat has been paid is the remainder of the individual's assets considered purified and legitimate.

The time during which the Archangel Gabriel revealed the Islamic "holy book" to Mohammad is known as Ramadan; this is a period of mandatory fasting for the faithful Muslim during which believers are to refrain from all food, drink, sexual intercourse and other pleasures between dawn and sunset each day of this lunar holy month.

Every Muslim who is economically and physically able to do so is required to make at least one pilgrimage (known as a "hajj") to the holy city (Mecca in Saudi Arabia) during his life time. This pilgrimage is to remind each individual of the equality of all believers and the devotion that all owe to their god.

Islam asserts that fighting a "holy war" to extend the territory controlled by Islam or to defend such territory already governed by Islam is mandated by the Archangel Gabriel's revelation to Mohammad and is the obligation of all men capable of doing so.

The fourteenth-century Muslim theologian, Ibn Taymiyya, wrote: "Nothing in the law of Muhammad states that the blood of the unbeliever is equal to the blood of the Muslim, because faith is necessary for equality" (Almahdy). Therefore, the killing or murder of a non-Muslim is not a capital crime. Non-believers ("pagans") are required to convert to Islam - on penalty of death. "Make war on them [i.e., against all non-Muslims] until idolatry is no more and god's religion reigns supreme" (Sura 8:39). All impediments to the spread of Islam must be removed - through the tongue, the pen, or the sword! From its very founding by Mohammad, Islam turned its political boundaries with the outside world (almost all of which were Christian) into a perpetual war zone. Before Islam, Christianity covered the entire ancient province of Asia, extending across the Caucasus to the Caspian Sea, Syria with all of the Holy Land, and a wide belt of North Africa all the way to the Atlantic Ocean as well as Europe. At the time of Mohammad's rise to power, most of the early medieval Christians lived in Asia Minor and Africa (which gave us countless Church Fathers and Martyrs) rather than Europe.

Jews and Christians, as "people of the Book" and thus not true pagans, are allowed a limited amount of religious autonomy but are still subjects of conversion. They are, however, inferior to the True Believer (i.e., Muslim) and thus required to pay "jizya" (a special tax) and subject to certain social and legal restrictions. This dhimmis status is still enforced today in all Islamic-controlled nations.

In most Islamic countries (e.g., Saudi Arabia) non-Muslims are forbidden any public expression of their faith (thus explaining the destruction of ancient Christian Church buildings currently in Iraq by the followers of Islam); evangelism (with the goal of converting a Muslim) is punishable by death; and any Muslim who embraces Christianity may be killed by another Muslim without penalty (Almahdy). This is a far cry from the Christian teaching illustrated by Christ's parable of the Good Samaritan. I will strike terror into the hearts of unbelievers, smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips off them. (Sura 8:13-17).

Shari'a (total way of life as commanded by Allah)

The sacred law of Islam indicates that Islam is more than a "religion" in the Western sense of that term. That is, Islam certainly deals with ritual and worship and doctrine but also regulates the total behavior of the individual as (1) a member of a family, (2) a member of society, and (3) a citizen of a State. Where Islam dominates, it controls religion, culture, and politics. The idea of the "separation of Church and State" is totally incomprehensible to a pious Muslim. Islam is a total way of life; within Islam all institutions are "religious." The State itself is just another religious institution; its constitution and laws, of necessity, are assumed to be based upon the Shari'a (the religio-moral values of Islam). Shari'a includes all human action: public and private law, national and international law, details of religious ritual and ethics of social conduct. Every action (or inaction) falls under one of five categories of Shari'a: (1) What is commanded (by god); (2) What is recommended (by god); (3) What is legally indifferent (to god); (4) What is condemned or censured (by god); and (5) What is strongly and positively forbidden (by god). And this is all grounded in what the pious Muslim believes to be "immutable divine revelation."

Islam teaches (Sura 4:34) that: "Men have authority over women because god has made the one superior to the other, and because they [men] spend their wealth to maintain them. ... As for those [women] from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them." Traditionally Islam has kept its women in seclusion and (although not required in their "holy book") heavily veiled; this custom is still observed in the more pious Islamic nations. The devout Muslim is allowed four legal wives at one time (even though Mohammed himself had 14 wives and three concubines) and divorce is a very simple procedure for the man (so it is easy to divorce one wife in order to "marry" another).

According to Mohammad's "holy book," the evidence of one man equals that of two women because "should one of them slip, the other may correct her" (Sura 2:282). In the matter of inheritance, daughters are allowed only half the shares given to sons. In the matter of divorce, the mother never retains legal custody of her children.

The typical Muslim worships his god and strives to obey his god's commands out of fear. There is punishment awaiting all who do not fully obey Mohammad's "god." The devout Muslim does not pray for the heathens conversion to Islam but rather prays god's destruction upon the heathen since they are nothing more than "firewood for Hell."

 ISLAM -- Satan's Response to Allah's Incarnation

An Effective War on Terrorists Within the U.S.A.
This article is partly based on the final chapter of Dr. Trifkovic’s latest book, Defeating Jihad, which was published by Regina Orthodox Press (Boston) on March 1, 2006.

Islam (which means "to submit") is the religion created by the pagan Arab known as Mohammad (c. A.D. 570 - 632); this socio-economic movement backed by strong religio-ethical ideals is also known in some circles as Mohammedanism (although Mohammad's followers despise this name). A follower of this movement is known as a Muslim. Modern civilized man has forgotten the true teachings and culture of Islam. Islam is a "response" to God's Incarnation which took c. 600 years to perfect -- but Satan finally got it right, and his "response" is still very effective to this very day. Dr. Martin Luther correctly identified the "Messenger" of this anti-Christian, anti-human and anti-God philosophy as: "Satan's Disciple, Mohammed".

The creed of Islam is expressed by the affirmation that "There is no god but god, and Mohammad is his prophet." This creed, exalting an unnamed "god," is to be expressed several times a day by the pious Muslim.

The anthropomorphic nature of Islam startles most religious scholars. Heaven is described in Mohammad's "holy book" in very human terms and Hell is described as a place of intense heat, scalding water, and very hot winds. The faithful Muslim is promised a Heaven of beautiful gardens, wine, and abundant sex.

The sacred law of Islam indicates that Islam is more than a "religion" in the Western sense of that term. That is, Islam certainly deals with ritual and worship and doctrine but also regulates the total behavior of the individual as (1) a member of a family, (2) a member of society, and (3) a citizen of a State. Where Islam dominates, it controls religion, culture, and politics! The idea of the "separation of Church and State" is totally incomprehensible to a pious Muslim. Islam is a total way of life; within Islam all institutions are "religious." The State itself is just another religious institution; its constitution and laws, of necessity, are assumed to be based upon the Shari'a (the religio-moral values of Islam). Shari'a includes all human action: public and private law, national and international law, details of religious ritual and ethics of social conduct. Every action (or inaction) falls under one of five categories of Shari'a: (1) What is commanded (by god); (2) What is recommended (by god); (3) What is legally indifferent (to god); (4) What is condemned or censured (by god); and (5) What is strongly and positively forbidden (by god). And this is all grounded in what the pious Muslim believes to be "immutable divine revelation."

It is the PIOUS and DEVOUT Muslim who is the enemy of both humans and God. It is ONLY when Islam becomes "active" (i.e., plays an active role in the life of the individual, and subsequently in all culture and politics) that the people who believe in "Satan's Disciple, Mohammed" become inhumane and purely Satanic in their behavior, culture, politics and thought. And, as Satan's "bible" informs his "faithful," a non-believer is NOT human -- so there is no penalty for murdering him.

Although Muslims claim their god to be loving, merciful, and just, he is more frequently revealed in their scriptures and traditions to be stern, demanding, retributive, vengeful and even arbitrary: "Those that disobey Allah and His Apostle shall abide forever in the fire of hell" (Sura 72). The faithful Muslim is further ordered by his god to actively fight all unbelievers: "And slay them wherever ye catch them" (2:191). Islam is not a religion of forgiveness and faith but one of good works and obedience. After several centuries of brutal military conquest, ruthless pillage, and enslavement of over two thirds of Christendom, Christians finally launched defensive measures now known as The Crusades against this uncivilized and barbarous glorification and manifestation of The Old Adam ruthlessly encouraged by this Satanic philosophy/religion known as Islam.

Islam is a purely Satanic philosophy attempting to deceive people into believing it is JUST another pious and peaceful "religion" -- it most certainly isn't! But most modern Western politicians have fully bought into (accepted) this false, dishonest propaganda.

A devout Muslim CANNOT be or become (i.e., honestly take the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. Reputlic) an honest and moral U.S. citizen -- for the goal and objective of Islam (in ANY nation) is to DESTROY the non-Islamic government and way of life and replace it with the Satanic form of government commanded in their so-called "holy book" and exercised in the Early Middle Ages (and today in Muslim-controlled nations such as Saudi Arabia) which fully controls religion, culture, politics, and behavior.

“We must never forget . . . that as Muslims, we are obligated to desire, and when possible to participate in, the overthrow of any non-Islamic government — anywhere in the world – in order to replace it by an Islamic one,” the speaker concluded his remarks. The venue was a mosque, not in Rawalpindi or Jeddah but in San Francisco. When a recent American convert to Islam noted that if Muslims are obligated to overthrow the U.S. government then accepting Islam was tantamount to an act of political treason, the lecturer responded matter-of-factly, “Yes, that’s true.”

He was right both technically and substantively. A breach of allegiance to the United States by naturalized Muslims is not a rarity, it is an integral part of the Muslim-American experience. It is an inherent dilemma for many; it leads the serious and devout few to give aid and comfort to the enemy. The problem will be solved only if and when Islamic activism is treated as grounds for the loss of acquired U.S. citizenship and deportation. The citizenship of any naturalized American who actively supports or preaches jihad, inequality of “infidels,” the establishment of the Shari’a law, etc., should be revoked, and that person promptly deported to the country of origin.

For a Muslim to declare in good faith "...that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God. (In acknowledgement whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature.)", and especially that he accepts the Constitution of the United States as the source of his highest loyalty, is an act of brazen apostasy par excellence, and apostasy is punishable by death under the Islamic law. The Sharia, to a pious Muslim, is not an addition to the “secular” legal code with which it coexists with “the Constitution and laws of the United States of America”; it is the only true code, the only basis of obligation. To be legitimate, all political power therefore must rest exclusively with those who enjoy Allah’s authority on the basis of his revealed will. In America that is not the case and its government is therefore illegitimate.

It is equally sacrilegious for a Muslim to swear to “support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” That vow, if it means anything substantial, means that he would be prepared to shoot a fellow Muslim, or denounce him to the authorities, in defense of his adopted homeland. That this is not how many if not most naturalized Muslims see it is a matter of record.

So how can a self-avowedly devout Muslim take the oath of American citizenship, and expect the rest of us to believe that it was done in good faith and not only in order to get that coveted passport? A devout Muslim can do it only if in taking the oath he is practicing taqiyya, the art of dissimulation that was inaugurated by Muhammad to help destabilize and undermine non-Muslim communities almost ripe for a touch of old-fashioned Jihad. Or else he may take it because he is not devout and may be confused -- in other words if he is not a very good Muslim at all; but in that case there is the ever-present danger that at some point in the future he or his American-born offspring will rediscover their roots. The consequences of such awakening for the rest of us are invariably perilous!

The American people and Federal government consequently need to address two key questions: (1) why should a Muslim want to become a citizen of a secular, pluralist, non-Muslim nation; and (2) why should that nation’s non-Muslim citizens want to have him accepted as one of them.

The answer is inseparable from the fact that a person’s Islamic faith and outlook are incompatible with the requirements of personal commitment, patriotic loyalty and unquestionable reliability that are implicit in the U.S. Oath of Citizenship, and absolutely essential in the military, law enforcement, intelligence services, and other related branches of government.

It is to be hoped that the Federal government's recognition and acceptance of these proposed measures would lead to a swift and irreversible reduction in the burgeoning number of mosques and Islamic centers in the United States. The remnant would have to be registered with the Attorney General and, at the very least, subjected to all legal limitations and security supervision strictures that apply to other quasi-religious cults prone to violence.

Conditio sine qua non all along is to accept and declare that the First Amendment does not protect Jihadists. It is in the American tradition that nothing ought to protect those who advocate the overthrow of the United States Government by force and violence as does Islam, and, at bottom, that is what the Jihadists are up to. Legal regulators need to grasp that Islam itself is a radical, revolutionary ideology, inherently seditious and inimical to American values and institutions.

No court in a democratic country should uphold the constitutionality of any measure targeted at a particular religion quia religion. But if the facts were known about what is going on in mosques, and what is the nature and goal of worldwide Jihad, the necessary legal regulation will be accomplished. The First Amendment protection to political speech should not extent to Sharia, period. We do not need new legal theories, or a different conception of the First Amendment; we need an educational campaign, intelligent and informed political leaders in Washington.

A radically new form of legal clarity on Islam’s nature is needed!

The typical Muslim worships his god and strives to obey his god's commands out of fear. There is punishment awaiting all who do not fully obey Mohammad's "god." The devout Muslim does not pray for the heathens conversion to Islam but rather prays god's destruction upon the heathen since they are nothing more than "firewood for Hell."

Winning a war, especially this presently undeclared war by Islam against the U.S.A., demands “knowing the enemy and knowing oneself,” of course, but it also demands “thinking outside the box.” This old cliché is apt: the magnitude of the threat demands radical responses that fall outside the cognitive parameters of the [current] elite class.

Acceptance of the above proposals would represent the long overdue beginning of serious Western defense against Islamic terrorism. It would signify the recognition that we are in a life-or-death struggle with Islam, whether we now realize it or not. It is being waged, on the Islamic side, with the deep conviction that the West is on its last legs, spiritually, morally, and biologically. That view is reinforced by the evidence from history that a civilization that loses the urge for biological self-perpetuation is indeed in mortal peril. Even at this late stage a recovery is possible, however, and the measures suggested herein would herald that recovery.

As a small beginning, ALL Muslims living within the U.S.A. should be legally required to "register" with the F.B.I. as anti-American foreign agents (similar to the previous requirement for all members of the Communist Party in the U.S.A. to register with the Federal Government) . . . but THAT, alas, is not likely to ever happen!

Based upon an article written by J. Grant Swank Jr.
(Nov 27, 2007 -- 12:36:45 AM)

Copyright 2002-2007 by Magic City Morning Star

[Edited by +KJBarwin, of reposed memory]

"These followers of Christ sing, 'I will worship you no matter what. I will sing for you no matter what. I will choose you no matter what. You have changed my history,'" per Greg Musselman of CWNews.com.

"They've been forsaken by their friends, and even family members, but
Ethiopia's Christians are still finding the strength to stand."

Their churches are burnt to the ground. The mob of pious Muslims saw to it. Devout Islamics were then going to haul off Christians to their mosque, forcing them to becoming Muslims.

A worn account? Yes.

Yet remember that the fourteenth-century Muslim theologian, Ibn Taymiyya, wrote: "Nothing in the law of Muhammad states that the blood of the unbeliever is equal to the blood of the Muslim, because faith is necessary for equality" (Almahdy). Therefore, the killing or murder of a non-Muslim is not a capital crime. Non-believers ("pagans" or non-Muslims) are required to convert to Islam - on penalty of death. "Make war on them [i.e., against all non-Muslims] until idolatry is no more and god's religion reigns supreme" (Sura 8:39). All impediments to the spread of Islam must be removed - through the tongue, the pen, or the sword! From its very founding by Mohammad, Islam turned its political boundaries with the outside world (almost all of which were Christian at the time) into a perpetual war zone. Before Islam, Christianity covered the entire ancient province of Asia, extending across the Caucasus to the Caspian Sea, Syria with all of the Holy Land, and a wide belt of North Africa all the way to the Atlantic Ocean as well as Europe. At the time of Mohammad's rise to power, most of the early medieval Christians lived in Asia Minor and Africa (which gave us countless Church Fathers and Martyrs) rather than Europe.

The murder and supression of Christians is going on worldwide, especially in Muslim-controlled nations - though the secular press (especially in the U.S.A. and Europe) gives it scant coverage. Nevertheless, it is a daily fact. God knows. Heaven takes note. Christians in free countries must intercede by taking earnest prayer note and strongly registering their questions and complaints with their governments! Explain the TRUE goals and teachings of Islam to everyone you know!

All three evangelical Church buildings in the Ethiopian village -- the Full Gospel, the Lutheran and the Mennonite -- were burned and destroyed. This is the result of a March 2006 Muslim assembly and "rally" in the northeastern part of the country.

Neighbors reported that local police provided their murderous fellow-Muslims with an accelerant to burn the Christian buildings, and urged the attackers to work quickly before federal police arrived to intervene.

What refuge do Christians have when the police work in concert with the criminals? None but Divine Intervention. And not too long ago, under the Ethiopian Emperor, the nation was officially a Coptic Christian nation. How times change things.

Werkena, the gatekeeper at the destroyed Lutheran Church, who is 76 years old, was badly injured in the attack by the pious Muslims. During the well-organized assault, 300 Muslims had gathered at the Church building, set it on fire, and threw rocks at Werkena, who went to hide in a room near the Church.

"They not only burned the Church, they started to burn the room I was in," Werkena said. "The fire was all over my clothes. They thought I was dead."

Werkena had his right hand and left arm broken during the brutal attack. His left arm was so badly damaged, it may have to be amputated. He was also beaten on the head.

He said, "They knew that while I was beaten harshly, I was not dead. They brought swords, and while they were preparing to slaughter me on my neck, the police came in and rescued me." Werkena knows it was God who saved his life.

"I believe it's God who rescued my life," he asserted. "They were beating me with a stick and also with stones. There were many people in the compound, but God was overshadowing me and covering me by His hand. Otherwise, I would have died."

In all Islamic-controlled nations non-Muslims are forbidden any public expression of their faith (thus explaining the destruction of ancient Christian Church buildings currently in Iraq -- and now Ethiopia -- by the followers of Islam); evangelism (with the goal of converting a Muslim) is punishable by death; and any Muslim who embraces Christianity may be killed by another Muslim without penalty (Almahdy). This is a far cry from the Christian teaching illustrated by Christ's parable of the Good Samaritan. Yet the Satanic "god" of Islam says: "I will strike terror into the hearts of unbelievers, smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips off them" (Sura 8:13-17).

What prayer support do such persecuted believers have globally? Certainly not from the apostate liberals within Christendom. Satan - the god of Mohammed according to Dr. Martin Luther -- has diverted the energy of Christians to defend the prenatal murder of babies (abortion) and the unScriptural efforts to ordain females as priests.

And all the while these persecuted Biblical believers in Ethiopia (Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, etc.) are standing alongside the Gospel, putting their earthly existence on the line. Biblical believers in free, civilized nations know this and therefore lift these brothers and sisters high in their prayers to our Heavenly Father.

Now Werkena is back at work and says he hopes the Lord gives him 76 more years to serve Him.

All the more reason for The Faithful (Biblical Disciples) to proclaim the Gospel for others to become converts to Christ as their personal Savior and the one true God. The Biblical community must grow and grow. It is needed desperately in an increasingly confused and immoral time. Especially in those nations now dominated by the philosophy of Satan: Islam!

Abubakkar was an Eritrean soldier and a Muslim before receiving the Gift of Faith in Christ from The Holy Spirit in 2000. He came to believe in Jesus as his God and Savior after reading the Bible following his capture by the Ethiopian military. He was put in a prison camp. He says he had been searching for truth for many years, and finally found that in Christ.

Eighteen-year-old Almaz had two dreams about Jesus, and after the witness (testimony) and changed life of her brother, also left Islam to become a Christian in 2004.

After the mob attacks against Christians by the followers of Satan (Islam), the Muslim father of Abubakkar and Almaz, who had previously tolerated his children's Christian faith, turned on them. For their own safety they fled to another village.

"When we were chased out, we went directly to the Church. We were by ourselves. We were very lonely. That was painful," Abubakkar recalled.

Abubakkar and Almaz have since returned to their village. Abubakkar said, "We are very fearful. Our friends, who are pious and devout Muslims, and our parents threaten us, threatening to kill us, to eliminate us. Each and every hour, every minute, we are living in fear."

Islam World Rule!

That is the war cry of each and every pious Muslim! The Christians stand in the way. They must be slaughtered. Cowardly (non-devout) Muslims must also be eliminated. To wipe out the infidels is to be loyal to Allah [the name given by Mohammed to Satan], thus presenting to that "Allah" [Arabic for "god"] offerings of blood on a daily basis.

Abubakkar and Almaz are no longer without a place to live, thanks to The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, for which they are very grateful.

"My happiness and joy is so great to know there is somebody who cares for me, who prays for me," Almaz said.

Pastor Alaling of the Full Gospel Church says, in spite of threats of further attacks, it's important and encouraging for Christians here that these Church buildings are reconstructed.

The Lutheran Church has already been rebuilt. The Mennonite and Full Gospel Church buildings were in the process of putting up new structures when we visited.

One of the positive outcomes of the deliberate persecution of Christians is the UNITY of the Church in those lands of persecution. The three local congregations often come together for joint services and fellowship.

Pastor Alaling said, "After the persecution, the love of the Believers for each other increased. Everybody is concerned about each other. What would happen to my brother this time? Is he okay? We go and visit believers, so our love has increased."

And while there is concern about future attacks against every Christian and every Christian Church building, these followers of Christ know that the joy of the Lord is their strength.

 

ANTI CHRIST

From JOSEPH SARACENO A Reminder

 

John Paul consummated the Apostasy by gathering altogether the worlds religions at Assisi, announcing to the world the World's future religion-a One World Universal Religion-Unity in Diversity! Costs of Assisi were paid for by the Masonic B' nai B' Rith-who also prepared the unleavened bread brought from Paris for the strange communal eucharist, and all organized by (Roman) Cardinal Etchegaray a Jew. This same (Roman) Cardinal and his off-sider (Roman) Cardinal Lustinger, Archbishop of Paris, also a Jew, will be future, "Papabilla". Cardinal Lustinger has publicly stated "he is first a Jew, and a Christian second.            6-7-92 Pentecost

  

Taken from the Book" Anti Christ", by John M. Cook

Traditional Books Society

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[ * Non-Denominational = Synchrestic Ecumenism, Disease of Scholasticism, altering the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ to accommodate the disease of Political Correctness and CULTIC PROTESTANTISM, and the Roman Jurisdiction (Latin Church = Vatican) of the Catholic Church) breaking of - or failure and refusal to respect and abide by  - the ancient Seven Ecumenical "Do Not" Canons which leaves everything else open to God's gift of creativity... failure & refusal to abide by and have respect for those who diligently protect one of the other Pillars of the Church, the Seals of the Confessional, but "Non-Denominational" also includes worshiping Satan's religion of Muslim, Islam by praying with them and other heretics such as 'Pentecostalism,' 'Jehovah's Witnesses,' 'Mormons,' 'Church of Christ,' any so-called church with "Community Church" in their nomenclature and others who by their false and misleading dogmas and doctrines are actually against the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ upon whom and for exacting reason we are called "Christian" in both spirit and truth from which non-denominational protestant sectarian claimants have departed from as being so-called Christian] Only a skilled spiritual father can help you!

Remember: You cannot ride two horses or serve two masters for one of them will be harmed by your thoughts, your very words and your actions which is to blaspheme the Holy Ghost (Spirit) who will depart from you.  And when the Holy Spirit departs, the great deceiver (unbeknownst to you) will rush in to fill the void under disguise of being the Holy Spirit!  Testing of the Holy Spirit to insure it is the Holy Spirit does not, for many a Sectarian Protestant and Roman, work because the Great Deceiver (Satan) is most skilled in worming and snaking his charms around your mind and heart to feign being the Holy Spirit.  Remember, Satan has the same gifts similar to the Holy Spirit but Satan's gifts are UN-HOLY and lead all who accept him (unbeknownst to you) to perdition.

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