Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Christ is Risen! In TRUTH He is Risen!

The Incarnation of the Son of God, His crucifixion, death and burial, and His Resurrection on the Third Day, are true and actual historical events in God's plan of salvation for us. 

Islam hates God and Jesus Christ, and so denies the Christian Revelation and fights against Christians. This proves its antichrist spirit.

Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection!
We worship Thy Third Day Resurrection!

We confess Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, and we stand in solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters throughout the Islamic world who are being persecuted and killed by Muslims for their faith in Him. As the Lord Jesus teaches us:

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.  
"Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.  
"But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

William Kilpatrick: On the Civilizational Struggle With Islam

Another landmark analysis of our war against Islam and the enemy of mankind, by the peerless, towering William Kilpatrick. 

Some excerpts:

"We should want Muslims to be uncomfortable with their faith—uncomfortable to the point that they begin to doubt it... 
"The sheer volume of Islamic violence is difficult to ignore. As a result, more and more people now realize that criticism and challenge of Islam is fully justified. They realize that it should be Muslims who are put on the defensive, not the so-called 'Islamophobes'... 
"In a sane society, Islam and its representatives would be put on the defensive, not critics of Islam. Instead of exonerating Islam of responsibility for Islamic terror, non-Muslims should pressure Muslims to justify the tenets of Islam that call for violence."

Or urge them to repent, leave their barbaric and false religion, deny their bloodthirsty god and false prophet, and turn to Jesus Christ in the Orthodox Church.

On the Civilizational Struggle With Islam

by William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine, April 4, 2017:

In February, female members of an official Swedish delegation to Iran donned headscarves and long coats so as not to offend their Iranian counterparts. At about the same time, Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front Party, cancelled a meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti after he insisted that she wear a headscarf. “You can pass on my respects to the Grand Mufti,” said Le Pen, “but I will not cover myself up.”

The contrast neatly captures two different responses to the ongoing Islamization of Europe. Le Pen represents resistance, and the Swedish delegation represents appeasement. So far, the party of appeasement holds the upper hand. Shortly after her gesture of defiance, the European Parliament voted to lift Le Pen’s immunity from prosecution (as a Member of Parliament) for tweeting images of Islamic State violence. Like the Swedish delegates’ gesture of obeisance, this too is an act of appeasement. It signals to the Muslim world that Europeans will take it upon themselves to punish those who criticize Islam.

There may be cases where appeasement works to placate an enemy, but it never seems to work against an implacable foe. In May, 1938, while competing in Berlin, the English national football team gave the Nazi salute when the German national anthem was played. They did this, reluctantly, on orders from their own foreign office. It was one of numerous futile gestures of appeasement offered up to Hitler.

Some historians have suggested that Hitler could have been stopped if the Allied Powers had confronted him earlier before he had time to build up the Wehrmacht. That’s probably true. The best time to fight a war is while you still have a good chance of winning it. This applies also to the ideological struggle now going on between the West and Islam. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Egypt: Islamic State kills dozens of Christians in Palm Sunday church bombings

St Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria also bombed; Pope Tawadros reported to be 'safe'.

'Prayers up' for these newest Coptic Orthodox Martyrs under the sword of Islam, and our heartfelt prayers and sympathies for their families!

Time once again to ask Muslims The Question:
When will you finally see the madness and falsehood of your false prophet, your bloodthirsty god, and your false religion? Repent and flee to Jesus Christ that you may be saved! If you continue in Islam after seeing this unending hatred and bloodshed committed according to the commands of Allah and Muhammad, through the Koran and the Hadith, you have no excuse. You are mired in spiritual delusion and deception! Flee to Jesus Christ now that you may be saved!

Ominous proof of widespread Muslim support for the Islamic State and its bloodthirsty jihad against Christians:

Palm Sunday attacks: ISIS says it carried out bombings at churches in Egypt that killed at least 37
Fox News, April 9, 2017:

The ISIS terror group has claimed responsibility for two separate Palm Sunday bombing attacks at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt that have killed 37 people and injured more than 100. 
The first blast happened at St. George church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, where at least 26 people were killed and 71 others wounded, officials said. 
Television footage showed the inside of the church, where a large number of people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless, bloody bodies covered with papers. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Islamic State celebrates St. Petersburg attack: 'A metro to hell for the worshipers of the Cross'

ISIS states, “We ask Allah to bless the operation by the lions of the Caliphate, we ask Allah to kill the Crusaders…a metro to hell for the worshipers of the Cross.”

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch notes:

"Once again we see that the Islamic State casts its conflict with the nations of the world solely in Islamic terms. It has never done anything else. Yet in examining its motivations and ideology, Western analysts routinely dismiss Islam as a factor."

What will come of this? Let's not forget that unlike craven Western leaders (with the exception of US President Donald Trump, who will no doubt be similarly tested by a major Islamic terrorist attack on US soil), Russian President Vladimir Putin has no qualms about taking swift and decisive action against Islam. Recall that only a few years ago, Putin had Russian security arrest 300 Muslims in a preemptive crackdown on jihadis ahead of the 2014 Olympics, and has routinely rounded up dozens of Muslims at a time in anti-jihad raids over the years.

ISIS Celebrates St. Petersburg Metro Blast That Killed 10
by Shira Rubin and Gilad Shiloach, Vox, April 3, 2017:

ISIS supporters are celebrating two explosions on St. Petersburg subways that have killed at least 10 people and injured at least 20, according to Russian media reports.

“We ask Allah to bless the operation by the lions of the Caliphate, we ask Allah to kill the Crusaders,” said an ISIS supporter from the terror group’s al-Minbar online forum. 

Others celebrated by saying that the Monday bombs made for “a metro to hell for the worshipers of the Cross” and claimed that the attacks — which are still under investigation by Russian authorities — were revenge for Russia’s backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is fighting against ISIS and other rebel groups in a six-year-long civil war. Russian airstrikes and shelling in Syria have killed hundreds of people and reduced entire areas to rubble….

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Islamic State hackers release ‘kill list’ with over 8000 targets in US, UK, cite Koran commands to kill non-Muslims

The specific phrasing in the message, “kill them wherever you find them”, is from the Koran (2:191; 4:89; 9:5), which, combined with Muhammad's bloody example of advancing Islam by the sword, is the main source and inspiration for the Islamic State/ISIS.

My message to Muslims: why do you persist in following a false prophet and a bloodthirsty false god who command killing and deny the truth about Jesus Christ? You are on the wrong side of history, and you are on the wrong side of eternity. See my special section for Muslims, repent and turn to Christ. He is waiting for you, and so are we!

Pro-ISIS hackers release ‘kill list’ with 8,786 targets in US, UK
by Cristina Corbin, Fox News, April 05, 2017:

An ISIS-linked group of hackers has released a “kill list” of 8,786 names and addresses in the U.S. and U.K., calling for lone wolf attacks on the targets in a chilling video posted online.

The hackers, known as the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC), orders those watching to: “Kill them wherever you find them.”

In a posting Sunday night on Telegram — a private messaging app — the group first warned that a release of the names was imminent.

About 10 minutes later, the hackers posted the actual list, which includes names of seemingly random inviduals from primarily the U.S. and U.K., according to the terror monitor SITE.

“More than 7,000 of the names were from the U.S.,” a source from the cyber department at SITE told Fox News on Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Londonistan: 423 New Mosques, 500 Closed Churches, tell story of rise of Islam, collapse of Christianity in England

How long before the black flag of Islam flies over Buckingham Palace? The advance of Islam and the collapse of England and the West is accelerating, and will soon pass a tipping point, shocking the world.

The below report on the Islamization of London is hardly surprising to regular readers of this blog, as these related posts document:

Gatestone Institute: 423 New Mosques, 500 Closed Churches in London
by Breitbart London, April 2, 2017:

Muslim Friday Prayers in London, circa 2013.
The Gatestone Institute reports Sunday on the striking rate of closures of churches in the United Kingdom’s capital city, a trend mirrored elsewhere in Europe, and the blooming number of mosques that have been established in their stead.

Reporting on the change in religious observation in London, the Gatestone Institute writes:

“London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together”, according to Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi, one of the Islamic preachers who now lead “Londonistan”, as the journalist Melanie Phillips has called the English capital. No, Rizvi is not a right-wing extremist. Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate for Literature, was less generous; he called the UK “a cesspit for Islamists”. 
“Terrorists can not stand London multiculturalism”, London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said after the recent deadly terror attack at Westminster. The opposite is true: British multiculturalists are feeding Islamic fundamentalism. Above all, Londonistan, with its new 423 mosques, is built on the sad ruins of English Christianity. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Lenten Pop-Quiz #2: What Orthodox Saint condemned Islam as 'the abomination of desolation clearly foretold to us by the prophets'?

He also wrote of the Muslims: "Those God-fighters boast of prevailing over all, assiduously and unrestrainably imitating their leader, who is the devil..."

Hint: He was the author of the Life of St Mary of Egypt, and was Patriarch of Jerusalem during the First Wave of Islamic Jihad immediately after the death of Muhammad.

The Answer:  St Sophronius (commemorated March 11)

St Sophronius' descriptions of barbaric Muslim attacks on churches, monasteries, villages and fields, of their tearing down of the crosses and blaspheming the Name of Jesus Christ, give the lie to revisionist histories foisted today on our schoolchildren and in our universities that claim Islam advanced peacefully in its early years, spread by Muslim preachers and welcomed by local populations.

No, Sophronius and contemporaries also writing in the seventh century make clear that Islam spread by the sword, just as is commanded in the Koran:

Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth [i.e. Islam] among the people of the Book [Jews and Christians], until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (Sura 9:29) 
Kill the mushrikun [unbelievers] wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. (Sura 9:5) 
I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes. (Sura 8:12) 
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the enemies of Allah and your enemies. (Sura 8:60)

St Sophronius set an eternal example for all Christians (but especially for clergy and bishops) by bravely confessing Jesus Christ and the True Faith during the horrific invasions by the bloodthirsty Arab Muslims in the late 630s following the death of Muhammad. His efforts to ensure peace and preserve the churches and shrines of the Holy City are recounted in this vignette from his Life:

"Toward the end of his life, St Sophronius and his flock lived through a two year siege of Jerusalem by the Moslems. Worn down by hunger, the Christians finally agreed to open the city gates, on the condition that the enemy spare the holy places. But this condition was not fulfilled, and St Sophronius died in grief over the desecration of the Christian holy places." (Source)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Westminster Jihad Attack: 'Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century'

Andrew McCarthy sees the writing on the wall, and what the escalating plague of Islamic jihad attacks really means: the rise of Islam and the End of the West as we know it.

Islam and the Jihad in London
It’s not non-Western. It’s anti-Western.

By Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Online via AINA, March 25, 2017:

It was a careful choice of words, Bernard Lewis being nothing if not careful. In 2004, the West audibly gasped when its preeminent scholar of Islam famously told the German newspaper Die Welt,"Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century," if not sooner.

Listen carefully. He did not say that Muslims will be the majority population in what is still recognizably Europe. No, Professor Lewis said "Europe will be Islamic."

Khalid Masood acted "on unambiguous scriptural commands to war against non-Muslims."

We are not talking about Muslims here. We are talking about Islam. Lots of individual Muslims desire peaceful coexistence, even assimilation. But Islam's aim is to prevail. So, yet again this week, Lewis's foreboding has been brought to the fore by a jihadist mass-murder attack, this time in London.

As we go to press, five innocent people are dead after Khalid Masood, a terrorist acting on unambiguous scriptural commands to war against non-Muslims, rammed his rental Hyundai SUV into dozens of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, many of them tourists taking in the iconic views of Parliament. About 50 people suffered injuries, some of them grave, so the death toll may yet rise.

Masood, a burly 52-year-old weightlifter with a long criminal record that included vicious stabbings, then crashed the car through the gate at Westminster Palace, home of the West's most venerable democratic legislature. He alighted brandishing two long knives, which he used to kill Keith Palmer, a police officer who, pursuant to British policy, was unarmed despite being assigned to provide security at one of the world's foremost terror targets. Masood was finally shot dead by a protection officer attached to England's defense minister.

There immediately began the ritual media pondering over Masood's motive. Yes, what could it possibly have been?

I'm going to stick with the patently obvious.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Can There Have Been Two Annunciations?

Islam claims the archangel Gabriel came to Muhammad commanding him to "Recite" and ushering in his prophetic calling. What are we to make of this "Second Annunciation? 

On March 25, the Orthodox Church commemorates the Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary.  As the hymn for the Feast says,

Today is the beginning of our salvation,
The revelation of the eternal mystery!
The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin
As Gabriel announces the coming of Grace...

Islam also begins with an annunciation of sorts, to Muhammad, (not) coincidentally by a spirit being also identified as the angel Jibril (Gabriel). However, the nature and outcome of that annunciation is quite different from the one to the Virgin Mary six centuries earlier. As St Gregory Palamas noted in the 14th century, Muhammad's actions were "instigated by the devil":

"[Muhammad] came with war, knives, pillaging, forced enslavement, murders, and acts that are not from the good God but instigated by the chief manslayer, the devil."  (Source)

This article contrasts the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary, with that 'second annunciation', to Muhammad. This is one of the most significant and revealing facts about Islam, one which forces us to confront at least two very serious questions:

  1. If Muslims worship the Same God as Christians, how could that Same God possibly send two such radically opposed revelations and messages? 
  2. And, could the sender of those two messages be the Same God if He chose to send His revelation to Muhammad through such a dark, threatening and blatantly evil "annunciation"?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Beyond the Cross

The Cross is God's final word on revealing Who He Is, through His Son Jesus Christ. The limitless, infinite humility and radical, self-emptying love through which Jesus restores us to the Father, is the most eloquent word ever spoken... uttered in silence as He lays down His life for us.

During this week at the mid-point of Great Lent, during which the Cross is brought out into the middle of the Church for the faithful to venerate, it seemed right to share this article I originally posted a couple of years ago.

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For the Veneration of the Cross, I'd like to share a selection from my book, Facing Islam. This is taken from the conclusion of the chapter on Muhammad, 'Prophet Motives - Was Muhammad a Man of God?'.

Beyond the Cross

By far the most compelling, overarching point to emphasize as we close this chapter is the Person and Mission of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the absolute, incontestable finality and divine pre-eminence of the Son of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, through Whom God the Father has wrought salvation for mankind.

Fr. Thomas Hopko expresses the essence of the Christian message through the centrality of Christ and the Cross as follows:

Beyond the Cross there is nothing more God can do. Beyond the Cross there is nothing more God can say. Beyond the Cross there is nothing more to be revealed. (Fr. Thomas Hopko, The Word of the Cross, SVS Press, emphasis added.)

The working out of salvation in each of our lives through our cooperation (synergia) with the Holy Spirit is “just details” as Fr. Hopko succinctly puts it, but God’s Act of Salvation—the Incarnation, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ (and of course, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost)—is without any doubt the central event in all of history.

Thus there is no need for a subsequent revelation after Christ, least of all one which seeks to enslave the world to a barbaric legalistic system of belief and practice (i.e. Islam and sharia law) after we have embraced and been embraced by the grace of God, “for [we] are not under law, but under grace” (Rom 6:14).

In short, after Christ, Islam has no place, no relevance, no raison d’etre. If we stand firm on the rock of our confession, on Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of the Living God” (cf. Mt 16:16-18), then we will never be shaken by the assaults against our Faith...

The spiritual forces behind Islam know this, that Islam has no reason for its existence because of Christ and the Cross. It is the centrality of Jesus Christ and His Cross against which Islam wages its desperate war.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Pop Quiz for Lent: What great Orthodox saint condemned Muhammad's actions as 'instigated by the devil'?

If you're a regular reader of this blog, or have my book, Facing Islam, you'll recall this was the bold statement of St Gregory Palamas, whom we commemorated last week on the Second Sunday of Great Lent.

Here is the full quote:

"It is true that Muhammad started from the east and came to the west, as the sun travels from east to west. Nevertheless he came with war, knives, pillaging, forced enslavement, murders, and acts that are not from the good God but instigated by the chief manslayer, the devil."  
(The Lives of the Pillars of Orthodoxy, Holy Apostles Convent & Dormition Skete, Buena Vista CO, 1990, p. 352.)

It is not really a secret, yet I would suppose that most Orthodox Christians have no idea that St Gregory, during his later years as Archbishop of Thessalonica, was abducted by the Muslim Turks and held for ransom (an income generating crime still used by Muslims to this day, which observers of the Middle East will have to admit).

Suffering cruel hardships, deprivations, and beatings, and so weakened by the ordeal that he died a short time after being ransomed by the Serbs, the holy Gregory nonetheless boldly proclaimed the Orthodox Christian Gospel to his Muslim captors, even though he was putting his life at risk.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Raymond Ibrahim: 'Pope Francis Tears at History’s Ancient Walls against Islam'

Had it not been for Pope Leo IV in the mid-9th century, building high and massive walls to keep out the Muslim invaders, Rome — and indeed all of Europe — might have been conquered for Islam well before the Crusades were even launched.

We live in a new age of Global Islamic Jihad, being waged on multiple fronts. We live in an age that requires walls, wisdom, faith and strength — not multiculturalism, weakness, apostasy and foolishness.

Pope Francis Tears at History’s Ancient Walls against Islam

by Raymond Ibrahim, February 24, 2017:

Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger.

He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.” Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants) and literally (for instance by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian”).

Francis reiterated his second point a few days ago when he said, “Muslim terrorism does not exist.” His logic is that, because there are Christians who engage in criminal and violent activities—and yet no one blames Christianity for their behavior—so too should Islam not be blamed when Muslims engage in criminal and violent activities.

In this, the Catholic pope appears unable or unwilling to make the pivotal distinction between violence committed in accordance with Islamic teachings, and violence committed in contradiction of Christian teachings.

But there’s another relevant and often overlooked irony: every morning Francis wakes up in the Vatican and looks out his window he sees a very large and concrete reminder that gives the lie to both his argument against walls and his argument in defense of Islam. I speak of the great walls surrounding Vatican City, more specifically the Leonine Walls.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Muslims Targeting US Churches, using Interfaith Outreach to conduct 'Pre-Op Surveillance'

Two reports combine active FBI and local police investigations, with info from Christian pastors and civilian eyewitnesses from several states, to confirm an alarming nationwide trend, which indicates a serious threat to Christian churches in the US from Muslim jihadis.

See the second story below for detailed reporting on how an Islamic organization in Chicago is "using interfaith outreach with Christian churches and Jewish synagogues for the purpose of (1) studying them internally to determine how to best influence their congregations to soften them towards Islam, and (2) to conduct pre-operational surveillance."


Muslims Targeting U.S. Churches
UTT, December 20, 2016:

Graffiti on a Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas reads “Islam or Die” (OCT 2016). In one southwest US state there are at least a dozen investigations on different churches where this has happened.

In the shadow of the savage killing of a priest by muslims during Mass in Normandy, France (July 2016) and the bombing of St. Peter and St. Paul chapel – a part of St. Mark’s Coptic church in Cairo, Egypt – four weeks ago, UTT has received reports in the last several weeks from law enforcement, pastors, and citizens revealing muslims are conducting pre-operation surveillance inside U.S. churches during services. 
The information received by UTT from different states indicates the manner of the surveillance is similar in each case. 
Two muslim males will come into a church during the service and sit together in the back of the church.  They will often take pictures and record video.  When approached by concerned ushers they will either tell their questioners they are “interested” in becoming Christians or they will run. 
This information has been passed to appropriate law enforcement officials, and UTT is aware of a joint investigation between local police and the FBI in at least one of the cases. 
Relatedly, in February 2016, an FBI criminal complaint for Khalil Abu-Rayyan was filed in Eastern District of Michigan alleging he was a muslim who wanted to wage jihad in the U.S., and specifically quoted Abu-Rayyan as confessing his plan to kill Christians at a large church.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Expert warns 50 MILLION Muslims are willing to back violence and terror

The Dutch Professor and Research Director of Migration urges "zero tolerance" for those "here to spread their medieval beliefs... widespread in Islamic countries." 

Adds that "half [the world's Muslims] are attached to an arch-conservative Islam," and he is "very conservative with my estimate of 50 million violent Muslims."

MIGRATION WARNING: Expert warns 50 MILLION Muslims are willing to back violence and terror
By Allan Hall, Express UK, February 13, 2017:

Dutch Professor Ruud Koopmans warned the EU today to block the entry of any refugees whose identity cannot be categorically confirmed.

Prof Koopmans, who is the Director of the Research Unit Migration, Integration, Transnationalisation at the Berlin Social Sciences Centre, said that of the 1 billion adult Muslims in the world, “half of them are attached to an arch-conservative Islam which places little worth on the rights of women, homosexuals, and people of other faiths".

In an interview with a German news website he claimed that of these 500 million conservative Muslims, at least – and probably more – than 50 million are willing to sanction violence.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Canada on verge of passing alarming anti-‘Islamophobia’ motion

Passage of M-103 in the House of Commons on February 16 "would in effect set Canada on the path to imposing a form of Islamic Sharia blasphemy law on all of Canada."

by Steve Jalsevac, February 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews)

There is an alrming [sic] government development in favor of Islam north of the U.S. border.

Canadian PM Trudeau participating in Islamic ritual that included Islamic initiation prayers. It is not certain if he actually said the initiation prayers, but he was praying during the initiation prayers in a Surrey, British Columbia mosque

A motion that threatens to later lead to a crushing of some core freedoms of all Canadians, resulting in an Islamist-favoring state next to the U.S., appears poised to overwhelmingly pass the House of Commons. This is happening at a time when the country's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, a firm internationalist, is far more amenable to Islam than any prime minister in the nation's history.

Parliamentary Motion M-103 is designed to advance the goal of adding to Canada’s hate crimes laws the undefined crime of “Islamophobia,” which would protect all Muslims and Islam itself from any criticism related to that religion and its Shariah law. The motion has been proposed by Islamic Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid.

All parties so far have indicated they will unanimously vote for M-103. Its passage in the House of Commons on February 16 would in effect set Canada on the path to imposing a form of Islamic Sharia blasphemy law on all of Canada.

Banner typical of many such signs displayed during numerous hate-filled Islamist demonstrations in Europe where the concentration of Islamist immigrants is greater than in North America - so far.

The federal House of Commons motion would likely lead to extraordinary, historically unprecedented special protections for the tenets of one religion in Canada, Islam, a religion radically different from and, with some exceptions, generally very hostile to Christianity and all other religions as directed by later verses in the Koran.

Monday, January 30, 2017

President Trump's Executive Order on Refugees - What it really means

A sober and detailed analysis by David French of National Review provides facts and analysis on President Trump's executive order. 

Key highlights:

  • "Trump is improving security screening and intends to admit refugees at close to the average rate of the 15 years before Obama’s dramatic expansion in 2016. Obama’s expansion was a departure from recent norms, not Trump’s contraction.
  • "The order imposes a temporary, 90-day ban on people entering the U.S. from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. These are countries either torn apart by jihadist violence or under the control of hostile, jihadist governments.
  • "The plain language of the order doesn’t apply to legal permanent residents of the U.S., and green-card holders have been through round after round of vetting and security checks. The administration should intervene, immediately, to stop misapplication.
  • "You can read the entire executive order from start to finish, reread it, then read it again, and you will not find a Muslim ban. It’s not there. Nowhere.

Dr. Timothy R. Furnish notes in a Facebook post that the wording of the executive order specifically provides for admittance of Muslims, when they are a minority under threat of persecution:
SecState is directed to "prioritize religious claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality.” Pray tell, how is that a "ban on Muslims?" Answer: it's not.  
Members of Muslim minority sects (Isma'ilis, Alawis, Druze, etc.) being persecuted in Sunni countries will be allowed in; Sunnis persecuted in, say, Iran or Iraq will be; Christians in Iraq, Syria, etc., will be, yes. But there is no "ban on Muslims."

And, President Trump is vigorously defending his policy:

“The seven countries named in the executive order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror...” — a fact underreported by the mainstream media.

“To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion — this is about terror and keeping our country safe."

"There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order.”

“America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border.”

Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees — Separating Fact from Hysteria

by David French, National Review, January 28, 2017:

To read the online commentary, one would think that President Trump just fundamentally corrupted the American character. You would think that the executive order on refugees he signed yesterday betrayed America’s Founding ideals. You might even think he banned people from an entire faith from American shores.

Just look at the rhetoric. Here’s Chuck Schumer:

Chuck Schumer of Trump's 'extreme vetting' Exec. Order: "Tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty tonight."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) 7:06 PM - 27 Jan 2017

If you thought only Senator Schumer saw tears in Lady Liberty’s eyes, think again. Here’s Nancy Pelosi:

Pelosi blasts Trump's 'extreme vetting' Exec. Order: "This Administration has mistaken cruelty for strength and prejudice for strategy."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) 7:19 PM - 27 Jan 2017

CNN, doing its best Huffington Post impersonation, ran a headline declaring “Trump bans 134,000,000 from the U.S.” The Huffington Post, outdoing itself, just put the Statue of Liberty upside down on its front page.

So, what did Trump do? Did he implement his promised Muslim ban? No, far from it. He backed down dramatically from his campaign promises and instead signed an executive order dominated mainly by moderate refugee restrictions and temporary provisions aimed directly at limiting immigration from jihadist conflict zones.

Let’s analyze the key provisions, separate the fact from the hysteria, and introduce just a bit of historical perspective.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

America's Toxic Immigration Practices Exposed in 'Stealth Invasion'

This is such a powerful, in-depth review of Leo Hohmann's excellent new book, Stealth Invasion, which I posted about here, that it deserves to be re-posted so as to encourage as many people as possible to purchase this essential new title.

This book is already an Amazon bestseller, and is fast being recognized as a powerful, irrefutable resource in the battle against Islamic jihad.

Leo Hohmann Exposes Our Toxic Immigration Practices — Trump Responding in the Nick of Time!
Blue Ridge Forum, January 28, 2017:

“We are bringing this enemy here on air-conditioned planes as legal refugees, legal guest workers, legal green-card holders, legal students, legal entrepreneurs, and legal professors and preachers.”Leo Hohmann

In his new book, Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and Resettlement, veteran investigative reporter Leo Hohmann cuts through the gaslighting that has obscured the dark side of the refugee resettlement program and some other avenues of legal immigration.

This book couldn’t be more relevant to where we are right now, as president Trump begins strong actions on immigration and refugee reforms.

During the campaign candidate Trump made the sensible suggestion to halt the flow of refugees from countries with Jihadist violence, until “we figure out what is going on.”

He demanded that we do a better job of screening immigrants to keep out Jihadists and to favor those who love America and its values.

In his inaugural address, he vowed to hire American – which logically would include stopping the replacement of American workers with cheap foreign labor through the H1-B and H-2B visa programs.

Refugee Resettlement — A “Rigged System?”

Most encouraging, however, Trump also has a pretty good track record of calling out rigged systems.

And, as Hohmann describes it, much of the legal immigration system is rigged against American workers.

First, we have no say in picking the pool of potential refugees. The United Nations does this, habitually leaving behind persecuted Christians. Nine American voluntary agencies are paid for resettlement services by the head – with millions of dollars at stake.

But, despite the nominal religious affiliation of six of the nine voluntary agencies – such as the U.S. Conference of Bishops and World Church Services – local resettlement actions tend to occur quietly, to the point of secrecy. Rarely does a receiving community have a chance fully to learn about resettlement plans, or to debate the issues involved in bringing in this new source of often-unassimilable cheap labor.

Further, as a condition of doing business, these government funded programs operate under a gag rule against Christians sharing their faith with Muslims.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Catholic Archbishop of Pompeii: Europe will be Muslim in 10 years 'because of our stupidity'

“We have a weak Christian faith,” he added. “The Church nowadays does not work well and seminaries are empty."

There is some sort of apocalyptic irony at play, when the Archbishop of Pompeii warns of the Muslim 'Vesuvius' which is now erupting and will soon bury formerly Christian Europe.

In any case, Mark Steyn isn't the only one to warn about the collapse of Europe and the rise of Islam.

Top Bishop: Europe Will Soon Be Muslim 'Because of Our Stupidity'
by Nick Hallett, Breitbart News, January 14, 2017:

This scene in London is being played out all across Western Europe as well.

Everyone in Italy and the rest of Europe will “soon be Muslim” because of the country’s “stupidity”, a prominent Italian archbishop has said.

Monsignor Carlo Liberati, Archbishop Emeritus of Pompeii, said that Islam will soon become Europe’s main religion thanks to the huge number of Muslim migrants alongside the increasing secularism of native Europeans.

Speaking to Italian Catholic journal La Fede Quotidiana, the archbishop said: “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity. Italy and Europe live in a pagan and atheist way, they make laws that go against God and they have traditions that are proper of paganism.

“All of this moral and religious decadence favours Islam.”

“We have a weak Christian faith,” he added. “The Church nowadays does not work well and seminaries are empty.

“Parishes are the only thing still standing. We need a true Christian life. All this paves the way to Islam. In addition to this, they have children and we do not. We are in full decline.”

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Catholic Archbishop Warns Europe Migration Crisis Fueled by Muslims’ ‘Will to Conquer’

The conquest of European territory for Islam plays a significant role in the unusual pressure to migrate to Europe:
“There have always been wars and environmental disasters, but the fact that there is now so much pressure on Europe cannot be a coincidence..."

There has been a calculated economic push, with financial support from Arab banks driving the migration from Muslim lands into Europe:
“They do not let them come into Qatar or the United Arab Emirates, but they give them money and incite them to immigrate here..."

The Muslim Migrant Invasion by the millions is a carefully planned disruptive event, aided and funded by Islamic states, with a specific goal:
“Migration does not only have causes, it also has a purpose, such as the destabilization of Europe and the Euro.”

The First Islamic Jihad: The Arab Wave, 622-750 AD. (Islam 101)

From the 7th to the 17th centuries, first under the Arabs then the Turks, Islam waged war against the Christian world, occupying Spain and parts of France, sacking Rome, demanding tribute from Rus, and conquering Constantinople. Militarily, it was finally turned back at the Gates of Vienna in 1683. The rise of Western military dominance in the 19th century eventually led to the defeat of the Islamic Ottoman empire at the end of World War I, and the suppression — for almost a century — of the Islamic 'will to conquer'.

The Second Islamic Jihad: The Turkish Wave, 1071-1683 AD. (Islam 101)

Now Islam resumes its assault on Europe. Unable to defeat the West militarily, it uses the West's self-loathing and multicultural paradigm as the gateway, combined with its mightiest asset ever, sheer numbers:

"I heard the size of their army, which was 200 million..." - Rev. 9:16

Archbishop Warns Europe Migration Crisis Fueled by Muslims’ ‘Will to Conquer’
by Thomas D. Williams, PhD, Breitbart News, August 3, 2016:

The EU States estimated Muslim populations, before the migrant crisis.

One of the most important prelates in the Catholic Church in Hungary has warned that the enormous waves of migrants rolling into Europe are due in no small part to a Muslim “will to conquer,” by expanding their territory into the continent.

“Jihad is a principle for Muslims that means they must expand,” said Archbishop Gyula Marfi in an interview Wednesday. “The earth must become dar al-Islam, that is, Islamic territory, by introducing Shariah—Islamic law.”

The archbishop of Veszprém said that although there may be other motivations, the conquest of European territory for Islam plays a significant role in the unusual pressure to migrate to Europe.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ted Cruz introduces bill to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization

A significant development, long overdue, which hopefully heralds a new approach from the US government in countering the Islamic threat.

Significantly, this move has been endorsed by Coptic Solidarity, and the Muslim Brotherhood has already been banned as a terrorist organization by several countries, including Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Ted Cruz introduces bill to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization
by Christine Williams, Jihad Watch, January 13, 2017:

"Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) have introduced a bill to ask the Secretary of State to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as an international terrorist organization." [Christine Rousselle, author of the source news article below.]

It is high time that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) be officially designated a terrorist organization, as a beginning process in weeding out MB affiliates (both individuals and groups) from America. They have infiltrated enough.

The Muslim Brotherhood motto states:
"Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Quran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope..."

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Muslim Migrant Invasion and the Collapse of Europe: 'Ripped from the Headlines - Vol 2'

Links to major news stories of the Muslim migrant invasion of Europe in the second half of 2016.

See also my articles:

Polish Magazine's Cover Story: 'Islamic Rape of Europe' - The real thing is far less glossy, and far more bloody, than these symbolic studio photographs.

Back in April 2016, I posted a "link dump" of dozens of reports detailing the rapidly escalating crisis of the new Islamic Hijra, the Muslim migrant invasion, which is threatening to completely overwhelm a collapsing post-Christian Europe, and usher in a new dark age.

In that post, I wrote this:

The Link Dump may actually make the case better than any amount of persuasive writing. Our progressively more fractured attention span, overwhelmed by the rapid news cycle and competing sensory inputs we face any given minute, is unable to appreciate just how disastrous Germany’s and Europe’s immigration policy really is.

In the headlines below — arranged in reverse chronological order — we get a stark, shocking, real-time look at only the most recent seven months of the mass Muslim invasion and collapse of Western Europe.

Many of these are “hard” news stories on terrorist attacks, rape attacks, riots, etc. Some are commentary, adducing previous reporting, and so representing numerous news incidents. 
Others are citations of Muslim imams proclaiming they will conquer Europe through breeding. Others document the harrowing experiences of Christian refugees in the migrant camps, at the mercy (or lack thereof) of Muslim migrants. 
Others report how the Muslim migrant influx is overwhelming the infrastructure and security of European countries and shredding the very fabric of society. This is nothing short of apocalyptic in its magnitude. 
Perhaps the most important statistic which stands out comes from the United Nations itself, which reports that 75% of the migrants are “young, fit males.” I believe it was Mark Steyn who wryly noted, “That’s not the demographics of a civilian population displaced by war, that’s the demographics of an army.” 
Ironically, even a handmade sign by migrants camped in Calais, France proves the point: out of the camp’s population of 3455, 2861 are men… 82.8%.

If nothing else, this may be a resource for others to help “make the case” to their elected representatives as to why we need a complete moratorium on Muslim immigration (a component of what I call “Sandboxing Islam”) so as to avoid Europe’s fate. 
Europe as we have known it since 1945 will no longer exist by 2020. Truth be told, it no longer exists now...

For the needed context to understand what we are experiencing, I would recommend Robert Spencer’s excellent article from September 2015, THE HIJRAH INTO EUROPE – “Refugees” colonize a continent, which he begins as follows: 
"The entire continent of Europe is being inundated with refugees at a rate unprecedented in world history. This is no longer just a ‘refugee crisis’. This is a hijrah.”

The End of Europe in Headline Format, April 2016 – December 2016
In reverse chronological order:

Aftermath of the horrific Paris jihad attack in November 2015, which killed 130 and wounded 368. The perpetrators were Muslim migrants.

Sweden: Five Muslims convicted of gang-raping boy, but won’t be deported

Islamic State urges Western “sons of Islam” to launch brutal New Year’s attacks

Austria: Muslim migrant stabs Christian woman for reading Bible in migrant center

Italy: “They’ll lynch us!” Church pleads with cops for help in evicting Muslim migrants

Muslim migrants were employed as security guards in Cologne on New Year’s Eve

Islamic State top dog from Kosovo returns to Europe with 400 jihadis

Christmas on Lockdown: Beefed Up Security Across Europe In Wake of Berlin

Police Hand Out 6000 Rape Alarms for New Year’s After Migrant Attacks

'They want us to be Islamised. They despise our country and our values': Translator at German refugee camp says Muslim migrants display 'pure hatred' of Christians

‘Almost Impossible’ for Germany to Monitor 7,000 Terror Suspects at Large, Says Ex-MI6 Chief

UK: Over 1,000 Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” march in London demanding caliphate for second time in a week - see below for link to first incident.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fr Lauderdale Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

"Public records uncovered in the days after the massacre suggest Santiago (Hammad) is a radical Islamic terrorist that’s seriously committed to Islam." In addition to taking on a Muslim name, he broadcast the Islamic declaration of faith in three songs he recorded... as far back as 2007.

Thankfully, "this week a prominent Ft. Lauderdale businessman and longtime resident addressed a letter... blasting county and federal officials for covering up that 'Aashiq Hammad, not Esteban Santiago, attacked our city and county'.”

This excellent report from Judicial Watch draws on several sources to decisively confirm that the Ft Lauderdale shooter has been a Muslim since 2007, that he has ties to a jihad-linked mosque in Florida, and that federal and regional officials have been working furiously to cover up his Muslim identity and the Islamic jihad connection.

It won't work. The global jihad is real, and it is everywhere, and continues to spread across the United States. And people are waking up.

Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

Judicial Watch, January 10, 2017:

Ft Lauderdale shooter Aashiq Hammad, giving the Muslim monotheist tawhid salute, and decked out in an Islamic keffiyeh.

The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya. 
Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter to radical Islam while the official story from authorities is that the gunman is a mentally ill, Hispanic Army veteran named Esteban Santiago that became unhinged after a tour in Iraq.  
Only one mainstream media outlet mentions the possibility of Santiago’s “jihadist identity,” burying it in a piece about New York possibly being his initial target. A paragraph deep in the story mentions that investigators recovered Santiago’s computer from a pawn shop and the FBI is examining it to determine whether he created a “jihadist identity for himself using the name Aashiq Hammad…”  
The reset of the traditional mainstream media coverage promotes the government rhetoric that omits any ties to terrorism even though early on a photo surfaced of Santiago making an ISIS salute while wearing a keffiyeh, a Palestinian Arab scarf. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

'Merkel’s shame': Map shows Muslim migrants have committed sex assaults everywhere in Germany in 2016

Shocking figures show 2,125 people were sexually assaulted, 199 were raped and and 380 were molested in swimming baths…

Sickeningly, children are often the target of foreign sexual deviants across Germany…

'Merkel’s shame': Map shows Muslim migrants have committed sex assaults everywhere in Germany
by Christine Williams, Jihad Watch, December 13, 2016:

Angela Merkel has a lot to be ashamed about in earning her reputation as the Western political icon of leadership failure in managing immigration, putting her own German citizenry in harm’s way due to the savagery of unscreened Muslim immigrants. Remember her words: “We can do this” — despite urgent warnings about the difficulty, if not impossibility, of successfully integrating hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers. Angela Merkel should try telling each victim of assault “we can do this,” including the parents of children assaulted at swimming pools.

Recently, Merkel shamelessly tried to do an about-face to save her own skin from political suicide, stating about the refugee crisis that “it never must be repeated.”

Add this news report about “the shocking extent of migrant sex attacks” in Germany to the other shocking cover-up of up to a million girls sexually assaulted by Muslim rape gangs in the UK, and any sane person would understand the legitimate fears which are now circulating that “if Germany’s open door migration policy is adopted in Britain it could lead to a similar hike in offences.”

This fear has prompted the UK Independence Party’s immigration spokesman, John Bickley, to state what should be the obvious: “It’s important that migrants who come to the UK realise that they must obey our laws & respect our values.”

Meanwhile, in France

French women have launched a fightback to reclaim areas of the country turned into no go zones by Muslim men as a shocking report lays bare the state of social segregation caused by mass migration.

Misunderestimating Mahdism in the Muslim World — Yet Again

Islam scholar and Mahdism expert Timothy Furnish responds to a recent article on the subject in The Economist. His critique serves as a much needed primer on the subject of the Mahdi and Islamic eschatology.

Key highlights:
  • "Mahdism has been as major a movement among Sunni Muslims as among (Twelver) Shi`is over the last 14 centuries--if not more so.
  • "Over 40% of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims expect the Mahdi to come (back) in this lifetime.
  • "Apocalyptic messianism is not some 'extremist' outlier in Islam, but is mainstream and widespread.
  • "Massive misunderestimating of Mahdism is typical of Western [media] and, probably of the intelligence community."

Anticipation of the coming of the Mahdi, and Islamic eschatology as a whole, are powerful motivators for devout Muslims (including, but not limited to, the violent jihadi type), and should be kept front and center in our considerations of Islam. So, as Tim Furnish states in this article, "In the interest of apocalyptic analysis, here goes..."

Misunderestimating Mahdism in the Muslim World--Yet Again
by Dr. Timothy R. Furnish, Mahdi Watch, January 7, 2017:

I should be prepping syllabi for the four Reinhardt University history classes I'm teaching this term, but in clearing off my desk I found an October 2016 article from The Economist--"Apocalypse Postponed: Islamic State's Loss of Dabiq"--upon which I had never gotten around to commenting. So, in the interest of apocalyptic analysis, and not just procrastination, here goes....

The Mahdi flanked by his right-hand man, Jesus, and the rest of his posse.

As usual with articles in that publication, the knowledge of the target subject is a mile wide but about a millimeter deep. The momentous battle of Dabiq to which ISIS aspires (based on a hadith, or saying, of Muhammad's) is described several times as the "end-of-days" conflict--when in point of fact this battle will not usher in the end of the world but, rather, Islamic conquest thereof (according to mainstream Islamic eschatology, NOT just ISIS's allegedly-"extremist" understanding).

 The Economist describes ISIS' eschatology as a "theology of death, judgment and the end of the world." But that is not true at all. Death for infidels (both dhimmi--Christian and Jewish--and heretical Muslim) is not the goal, but rather the primary methodology by which Islamic rule is extended over the whole world; there is nothing in any of ISIS' many Dabiq publications about judgment at all, much less about riding to ruin and the world's ending.

The article presents ISIS' eschatological fervor "more as a recruitment tool than a tenet of faith"--but then my friend and Islamic apocalypse expert Dr. David Cook is adduced, and he says no such thing.

Ratcheting up its level of ignorance, the author of this article (adducing this time an "expert" who seems to know little of the topic) then blames ISIS' Sunni eschatology on borrowings from Twelver Shi`ism--betraying a total ignorance of Sunni Islam's long, bloody history of Mahdist violence. Mahdism such as ISIS exhibits is then described as "nihilistic," when in reality it is not meaningless at all but quite well-thought-out and volitional.

This massive misunderestimating of Mahdism is typical of the Western intelligentsia (and, alas, probably of the intelligence community for the past eight years, as well). Three major points:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Abbot Tryphon: 'The War of Ideology - The Struggle between Two Worlds'

"The war of ideology between the Christian West and the Islamic world is one that promises to get worse before it gets better... The only way to survive this war is to make Christ central in your life."

The War of Ideology 
The Struggle between Two Worlds

by Abbott Tryphon, The Morning Offering, December 31, 2016:

The world is in a new struggle not unlike that which happened during the Soviet Union and the cold war that was brought on after the fall of the Royal House of Romanov. This was followed by World War II when we saw the struggle between the free world and the fascism of Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan.

"Some authorities are projecting this war of ideology will go on for at least two generations..."

All these ideologies have much in common with Islam, where there is a non-democratic tradition and people live under strict rules that leave little room for personal choice, and where fate governs the people. The idea of mankind being formed in the image and likeness of God and having a role in making choices for ourselves, is foreign to Islam. The god of Islam demands submission, just as did communism and fascism.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Updates on the Ft Lauderdale Shooter, 'Aashiq Hammad'

"Fort Lauderdale Airport terrorist Esteban Santiago registered on MySpace under the name 'Aashiq Hammad' and recorded Islamic religious music on the site, 3 years before he ever deployed to Iraq as a U.S. soldier, destroying the lying mainstream media’s narrative that he was just a mentally disturbed veteran and that 'Islam had nothing to do with it'.”

See also:

Fort Lauderdale shooter was “Aashiq Hammad” on MySpace, recorded Islamic music
by Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch, January 7, 2017:

This Chicago Tribune article confirms that Fort Lauderdale shooter Esteban Santiago is from Penuelas, Puerto Rico, and has a brother named Bryan. Why aren’t establishment propaganda journalists asking Bryan about Aashiq Hammad?

“BREAKING: #FortLauderdale Terrorist #EstebanSantiago Joined MySpace As ‘Aashiq Hammad’, Recorded Islamic Music,” GotNews, January 7, 2017:

Fort Lauderdale Airport terrorist Esteban Santiago registered on MySpace under the name “Aashiq Hammad” and recorded Islamic religious music on the site, 3 years before he ever deployed to Iraq as a U.S. soldier, destroying the lying mainstream media’s narrative that he was just a mentally disturbed veteran and that “Islam had nothing to do with it.”

Here’s how we know all that:

A search of public records database Nexis reveals that Puerto Rican Esteban Santiago has a brother named Bryan Santiago and two e-mails registered to his name:

Continue to Jihad Watch to view the entire report with screen captures and more...