4 in 5 Democrats Say Islam is Peaceful

A recent Iowa poll showed that despite the growing list of oppressive Muslim nations, along with the ISIS head count in Iraq and dozens of Islamic terror organizations, the Democrat Party again takes the title as “Stupidest Political Party.”

Second place was slightly less offensive with the Republicans coming in a dismal yet distant second at 53%.

These numbers are a great indicator as to why Barack Obama, President of the United States, can get away with the idiotic claims he makes regarding both Christianity and his country.

At the recent National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama reminded us that violence rooted in religion isn’t exclusive to Islam, and I might add, that stupid statements are not exclusive to Joe Biden.

The problem of ignorance is a serious issue that is not exclusive to Democrats or President Obama but they are much further down that road than anybody else.  Evolution certainly can’t be true, because survival of the fittest certainly would have rendered such a ignorant party extinct by now.

No wonder they believe such foolishness, they champion utopian ideals, like Socialism and Communism that have a track record of tyranny and murder that is only surpassed by Islam.

Now, neither Jesus Christ nor His gospel calls for the killing of anyone.  The way I see it, the person hijacking Christianity would be calling for something more akin to pacifism or soup kitchens at the expense of the public purse.

I don’t see how someone misinterprets Jesus Christ’s call to love one another and “to lay down their life for a brother.” I don’t see how Christ’s rebuking Peter for cutting off the ear of a servant — can be misconstrued as a call to arms.  As a matter fact and poetic imagery, Christ restores the man’s ear fully healed.  The analogy being that by wielding the sword in anger and confrontation you cut of the hearing of those with whom you are trying to speak.  Christ called love our highest aim and being a servant not a soldier was our daily walk.

Obama said that there will always be those willing to “hijack religion for their own murderous ends.” Interesting use of term (hijacking) to say the least.  Obama continued, saying that “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” “In [America], slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

Obama went on to denounced the ISIS terrorists for professing to represent Islam when they, as Obama says, are actually “betraying it.”

Well, let’s see just who’s right here, ISIS or Obama?

In Surah 3:32 the Qur’an talks about how the Muslim is to hate, as Allah hates. It says; “Obey Allah and His Messenger; But if they turn back, then surely Allah does not love the unbelievers.”

In Surah 48:29 the Qur’an describes how Muslims are to terrorize non-Muslims. It says; “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.”

In Surah 5:33 the Qur’an clearly states that punishment should be meted out in the form of murder. It says; “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger (think Charlie Hebdo) is this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides …”

In Surah 9:5 the Qur’an instructs Muslims to slay idolators, convert them or kill them. It says; “So when the sacred months (Ramadan) have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them …”

In Surah 9:29 of the Qur’an it says to fight those who do not believe in Islam, Allah or Muhammad.  It clearly states that unbelievers are to be dominated by the Muslim. It says; “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

In Surah 9:73 of the Qur’an we find out why ISIS and other Muslim terror groups kill other Muslims. The reason is they no longer believe them to be Muslims but rather hypocrites and apostates.  It says; [S]trive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them…”

And finally in Surah 9:111 of the Qur’an we see Jihad or Holy War.  It says; “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…”

For 1,400 years Muslims have been living out violent jihad. There is no mystery to this. History is replete with the conquest, subjugation, slavery and death of countless millions at the hands of Muslim savages. Their terrorist training manual is their holy books. Their first warrior general was Muhammad himself leading bloody battles spreading Islam by the sword.  The spread of Islam was through the sword then, and it continues exactly the same way today.  The only difference is today we have people who say — pay no attention to it — these are people “doing it in the name of” their religion. Not so! The Qur’an gives clear marching orders.

The number of victims of Islam are staggering.  There have been over 20,000 acts of Islamic terror since 9/11. Those acts of evil were done by Muslims who believe in Allah, Muhammad, the Qur’an, Shariah, who pray daily and proclaim the Shahada.

Where is the Muslim outrage if all this evil is a corruption of their religion?

For those who say all religions have violent texts or violent adherents, ask yourself a few questions. How many Christians or Jews or Hindus or Buddhists have blown themselves up since 9/11?  How many have committed genocide or infanticide since 9/11?  How many (cowards) have used women and children to protect themselves on the battlefield? Can you think of any? Any at all? Even one?

Rather than calling for curbs on criticism of Islam, as Obama has done, or claiming criticism of Islamic text is Islamophobia, why not be honest and face the facts that Islam is as far from being peaceful — as east is from west.

Islam was little more than a killing machine in the 7th century and it remains a killing machine in the 21st century.  Are there millions of decent kind Muslims as good as you and me — I hope so.  To error is human, we are all fallen and sinful, but to kill on mass takes Islam or some other form of totalitarian ideology. Christians have grown up thanks in great part to the Holy Bible and the teachings of Christ .  Islam however is stuck in medieval times, not because their people are any less human, but because their holy texts are filled with wicked commands far too great a percentage of its followers faithfully execute.

David is a deacon at his local church and a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. Author, speaker, thinker, blogger, David lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus. He’s available for speaking engagements upon request.

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Flunking Common Core

After watching former Education Secretary, William J. Bennett, on Fox News Sunday (Feb 1) defending Common Core against its growing number of detractors, I’m drawn to protest and must ask some simple questions, ones that I hope every parent is asking.

If Common Core are ONLY Standards:

• Why then has the curriculum and testing changed?
• Why then has the data collection process been so dramatically altered and expanded?
• Why has recess been eliminated in some schools in order to give more time to teaching and testing?
• Why do so many states (24) have pending anti-Common Core legislation?
• Why did Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina withdraw from Common Core?
• Why has the new math become such a joke among parents and comedians?
• Why are our schools pulling teachers out of the classroom for retraining?
• How can curriculum be locally controlled when tests are nationalized?
• Why are the Feds giving “exemptions” to every state that is using Common Core — even states like California that supposedly took it “voluntarily”?

Bennett echoed the patronizingly nauseating simplistic rhetorical talking point retort “have you read the standards?” as if that would answer all the concerns of the parents and opponents.

When nearly 60% of all parents polled oppose Common Core and 70% of teachers according to a Gallup poll say the Common Core implementation was a complete failure.  I think we have a consensus.  You’re on the wrong side Bill.

Of course, everyone is for high standards.  But it is simply a myth that Common Core are those higher standards — let alone “only” standards.  And let us not forget that standards themselves do not produce better educated children, good teachers and good curriculum does.

This gets us to the crux of the issue.  Bill Gates when rolling out the idea of Common Core to a national audience in 2009 speaking before the NCSL (with his billion dollar backing) said “We’ll only know we’ve succeeded when the curriculum and tests are aligned to these standards.”  He then said “Secretary Arne Duncan announced that $350 million of the stimulus package will be used to create just these kinds of tests — “next-generation assessments aligned to the common core.”  Catch that, success is when “curriculum” and “tests” are “aligned” to the Common Core.  The testing drives the curriculum.

How is it that they were creating tests aligned to the standards when the standards had barely been written?  How is it they were writing tests for a curriculum that wasn’t yet written?  How is it that this is supposedly a locally controlled process when the Federal government is creating the “nationalized” tests?  And how is it locally controlled when the Federal government is the one determining whether or not schools and districts fail or pass?  Did someone know in advance what curriculum was going to be taught?  Are the standards, curriculum and tests aligned or not?  Of course they are, it’s all just a shell game and it’s evolution is ongoing.

The Common Core are not just Standards, they are skills and methods that drive curriculum and testing.  Common Core is a packaged deal.  Think of it as a restaurant.  The standards are the menu, the kitchen the classroom, the cooks the teachers, the ingredients the curriculum and the meal served, the final exam.  When the tests are aligned to the curriculum and the curriculum to the standards the goal is achieved.  So the standards are simply the means to the ends.

The Standards are simply the front end of the train that so many proponents claim has “left the station.”
The Standards do in fact drive the whole process and thus are more than simply a singularity as the proponents try to claim.  The goal is not education but training, it is not knowledge, it is preparation.  It takes autonomy and customization or special attention away form the school  and the teacher and turns their job into facilitators creating cookie cutter students.  Special needs students, minorities as well as higher achievers are the most harmed by this homogenized system.  It may make things more equal — since one of the proponents goal has been stated to be “social justice.”  But that will only make education more equal because everyone will now be floundering together.

In forum after forum proponents of the Common Core have claim success won’t be known for perhaps 12 years.  So the bottom line is an entire generation of kids are guinea pigs to this educational experiment?  If this was a process within the medical field it would be declared malpractice and abolished..  And contrary to what your PTA might tell you the Common Core remains untested and unbenchmarked.

If Common Core are HIGHER Standards:

• Why did Jason Zimba, (author of the Common Core math standards) say the Common Core is not sufficient for STEM and is a “minimal definition of college readiness.”
• Why did James Milgram, (writer of California’s previous highest rated math standards) as the only qualified math standards expert on the Common Core validation committee reject the CC math standards?

Parents and teachers are living the nightmare of Common Core every single day in the classroom and in the living room, struggling through convoluted homework with their children.  Administrators and bureaucrats can say all they want, but parents and teachers are dealing with the reality of it every day.

Despite the circling of wagons by many Republicans to defend and protect Jeb Bush (and his support of Common Core) — now that he is running for President — the valid questions parents have, remain.

Once the new assessment testing begins in the spring I’m sure the anger of parents wanting more answers will only grow.

Parents should not forget they can legally Opt-Out of these assessments by downloading forms from the Pacific Justice Institute’s web site at www.pacificjustice.org/

With any luck Common Core will be gone before the next Presidential election.
David is a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history.  He lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children.  Writer, thinker, speaker, blogger, he is the author of many articles as well as the book, The Conservative Directory – The Little Black Book of the Cultural Counter Revolution (1994).  The book was honored with praise from Charlton Heston, Bay Buchanan, Joseph Farah among many others. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus.  He’s available for speaking engagements upon request.

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Texas school district to host Islamists

Originally Published January 6, 2015

While Americans are lured into a complacent sleep by the constant drum beat of social justice, minority rights, inequality, the need for fairness and tolerance and diversity and to be non-judgmental of others or their views, forces are at work to exploit that sentiment.

While the world is filled with the news of Islamic terror other Islamists are at work to silence the critics by holding informational conferences and conducting public outreach.

One such case is happening in Texas at the Curtis Culwell Center (Garland Independent School District property) which is hosting an Islamic conference titled “Stand with the Prophet in Honor and Respect” that proclaims the need to be “Ready to defeat Islamophobia?” according to the Sound Vision Foundation, “a not for profit organization serving Muslims.”   The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 17, at 5:00 pm.

The Sound Vision Foundation’s web site states in part: Ready to defeat Islamophobia? This is not an event. It is the beginning of a movement. A movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message.
This benefit will raise funds to establish a Strategic Communication Center for the Muslim community, which will develop effective responses to anti-Islamic attacks, as well as to train young Muslims in media.


And two of the speakers slated for this event are: Imam Siraj Wahhaj and Abdul Malik Mujahid.  So just who are these individuals?

Imam Siraj Wahhaj (according to the Clarion Project web site)

Wahhaj was listed as an “unindicted person who may be alleged as co-conspirators” in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Wahhaj supports the implementation of Sharia (Islamic law) governance, including its criminal punishments. “Islam is better than democracy.  Allah will cause his deen [Islam as a complete way of life], Islam to prevail over every kind of system, and you know what?  It will happen,” he has preached.

In September 2013, the NYPD justified its surveillance of Masjid at-Taqwa by pointing to evidence of terrorist and criminal activity there. The assistant imam is suspected of using the mosque to raise money for terrorist groups.

Wahhaj has been a Vice President of the Islamic Society of North America since 1997 and was a member of the North American Islamic Trust’s Board of Advisors from 1989 to 1993.

Abdul Malik Mujahid (according to the web site CreepingSharia)

said “Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam. And sometimes you don’t like it. Qital is ordained upon you, though it is hateful to you, but it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you….And one example is, now we have 60 or so Muslim countries, and not a single one of them wants to go for Qital and Jihad for Bosnia. Qital is ordained upon you though it is hateful to you.”

It is absolutely disappointing that a Garland Independent School District would host an event that is aimed at fighting against honest, God fearing Americans who have legitimate concerns about the Islamist movement in America and around the world.

Would Garland host a Nazi Conference? A KKK conference? An Aryan Nation or skinhead conference? An anti-Semitic conference? Then why this one?

Contact the Curtis Culwell Center in Texas and the Garland Independent School District and let them know you think this is an outrage and should be cancelled.

It’s clear Islamists never rest (they lie in wait) and never should non-Muslim Americans rest in the face of such propaganda!  Jefferson said to be ever vigilant and educated to the threats of freedom.  These groups, like the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) are attempting to misinform the public about Islam and teach others how to brand anything anti-Islam as Islamophobia.

When one group of Americans is unable to criticize that with which they passionately disagree they are no longer being treated as equals. They don’t see it this way, why, because Islam doesn’t see non-Muslim as equals. Some might say I know a Muslim, I work with a Muslim, I have a Muslim friend or a Muslim neighbor, they treat me well. They just might, good for them, however Islam, their religion, does not. Muhammad didn’t treat his neighbors well – he killed them. And a conference that calls for honoring and respecting Muhammad is an affront to everything American.

The prophet of Islam was a pedophile, a rapist, a polygamist, a racist, a tyrant and a murderer. I don’t find that worth defending – calling it honorable or respectable is beyond an outrage.

Tolerating evil is evil itself. Islamic law, Sharia, does not recognize let alone respect Democracy, liberty or freedom of speech, so if you do, if you believe in God-given inalienable rights — you had better start using them while you still have them.

Voltaire said, “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” When we cannot be critical of an ideology that has been a murdering totalitarian force for 1,400 years something has gone wrong with logic, facts and reason. No matter how many “good” Muslims we might know — Islam is anything but peaceful, it is totalitarian, it is deadly to non-Muslims. Just look around you!

Sharia Law reveals an impassible gulf between Islamic and Western thought and American law. In America, the government derives it’s just powers from the governed and acknowledges the inalienable rights of every individual, of which justice and protection from violence is foremost.

Islam’s legal system is radically different: the father is “governor” or “administrator” of the family. That is, he is a sovereign within his domestic realm, with the right to employ violence to control his wife, children, and others. That alone makes Sharia Law incompatible with the Western concept of human rights.

U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights:  

5th Amendment – No person shall . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

Most, if not all states have laws that prohibit Domestic Abuse, Battery, Terror Threats, etc. that include fines, community service, and up to three years in prison.

Islamic Sharia Law (*Reliance of the Traveller):

1.  Obligation to Command the Right and Forbid the Wrong – Muslims are obligated to discipline others. If censuring with harsh words, breaking things, or intimidation does not work, Muslims are obligated “to directly hit or kick the person, or use similar measures that do not involve weapons.”  (Section q5.8)

2. Wife beating – “[A husband] may hit her, but not in a way that injures her, meaning he may not break bones, wound her, or cause blood to flow.”  (Section m10.12)

3. Honor killing – “The following are not subject to retaliation:  a father or mother for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring. (Section o1.2(4))

4. Killing an apostate – “There is no indemnity for killing an apostate.  Or any expiation, since it is killing someone who deserves to die.” (Section o8.4)

5. Obligation to engage in Jihad – “Jihad is a communal obligation upon Muslims each year.” (Section o9.1)  The objective of jihad is:  “The caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax.” (Section o9.8)

* The most complete and concise source book for Islamic Sharia Law is “Reliance of the Traveller.” It can be accessed on-line free — type “Reliance of the Traveler” in your browser search engine.  Reliance of the Traveller is approved by Al Azhar University (Cairo)  and the U.S.-based International Institute of Islamic Thought.

David is a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history.  He lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children.  Writer, thinker, speaker, blogger, he is the author of many articles as well as the book, The Conservative Directory – The Little Black Book of the Cultural Counter Revolution (1994).  The book was honored with praise from Charlton Heston, Bay Buchanan, Joseph Farah among many others. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus.  He’s available for speaking engagements upon request.
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A Living Breathing Christian Martyr

To Live Is Christ – To Die Is Gain

Recently I attended a talk given by a young woman who despite having her face disfigured, melted by battery acid, having been shot twice and pronounced dead — lives a life with a smile on her face, a hop in her step and a message of love and hope and redemption that should be an inspiration to all of us.

Gulnaz “Julie” Aftab was a sixteen year old Pakistani teen living in a Muslim majority country — where only 4% are Christian — when she was brutally attacked for nothing more than being a Christian.

She was born in Pakistan and raised in a Christian home, living a life as second class citizens in a segregated society, allowed access only to the lower, entry level, servant jobs.  Julie was the oldest sibling and dropped out of school to work when her father injured his back and could no longer perform his duties as a bus driver.

Julie provided the best she could for her family by working in a small local business.  One day a customer came into the shop and as Julie approached the counter to assist the man, he asked her if she was a Christian?  She answered that she was.  The man then asked Julie to remove her pendant cross she wore around her neck.  Apparently is was offensive to him.  She politely refused.  She refused because it was not only part of her identity, it was a gift from her grandmother who had passed away.  The man then told her she didn’t have to live in poverty, she would be blessed if she converted to Islam.  He said the community would support her and give her all she needed.  Again she refused the offer.  The man then placed a handful of money on the counter and told her she could have it if only she converted to Islam. Once again Julie said no.

As a girl she was told from her youth she couldn’t do certain things and she had developed a strong, competitive and independent spirit along the way, always wanting to prove others wrong.  Her persistence, while tested would not waver.

The man then told her she was living in darkness.  Julie replied no, she believed she was living in light.  The man then quizzed her asking “do you believe Islam is darkness?” and she answered him, those are your words, you said it, not me.  He then tried to grab Julie but she backed away. He told her he was giving her one last chance to convert and keep the money — Julie frustrated by the intimidation and threats picked up the money, said no, and threw it in his face.

Later that day the man returned, only this time he didn’t have money for Julie, he had battery acid.  He threw in on Julie hitting her face and arms.  Then while another man held her by the hair the first man poured more acid down her throat — claiming he was “going to silence the mouth that had blasphemed Allah.”

It’s clear that these men are evil, what isn’t clear is whether or not they had got their marching orders by reading surah 22:19 “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies.”  Or maybe it was surah 48:29 that says “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves.” There is no question these Muslim men were severe against Julie, an innocent sixteen year old girl.

Julie had first hand knowledge that in Pakastani culture such actions by a minority could have resulted in her being hurt or raped and while she had seen first hand the violence and the killing, she never thought this would happen to her.

Julie recounts in vivid detail how her face and arms were literally smoking, smoldering from the acid melting her skin, and how the pain was excruciating, she even described how part of her cheek, melted, fell to the ground before her very eyes, exposing her teeth below.  She lost sight in one eye in the attack as well.

Some local hospitals refused to help Julie because she was a Christian and when she finally found a hospital that would help her, mobs gathered and threatened to burn it down, forcing her family to flee and take Julie to a third then a fourth medical facility to treat her injuries.  She suffered for nearly two weeks before she was pronounced dead — only to be revived by doctors after her mother pleaded for them to administer oxygen.  She would spend the next year in the hospital trying to recover.

Many of the doctors and nurses were cruel to Julie, using industrial (rather than medial grade) gloves to scrub her wounds and refusing to give her any anesthesia during the skin graph operations.  One doctor, a Muslim, even offered to pay for her treatment but only if she converted to Islam.

Later, she would be threatened with a public hanging by local officials because “They thought it would be an insult to Islam if she lived” she recalled.  Mob justice resulted in her being shot twice by fanatics who wanted her dead — even her parents home was burned to the ground as the community turned against them.

Julie’s fortunes changed one day when her family met a local bishop who said he would try to help — and help he did by contacting the Shiners Hospital for Children.  Soon Julie would find herself with a visa and on her way to living with a host family, a Christian family eager to bring her in and who would welcome her as an adopted daughter.  Julie has endured over 30 surgeries to repair the damage done that fateful day in Pakistan.

A modern day martyr, Julie is an inspiration to all of civilized humanity.  The first in her family to graduate high school and college she is continuing her education as an accounting major.  Today Julie is married and expecting her first child.

Julie has spent the last 12 years here in America (unable to see her family in Pakistan, who are to this day refused visas to travel abroad) and has become a naturalized U.S. Citizen.  A proud American she began her own foundation to help other poor Christian children in Pakistan.

She has turned her story of pain and torture and near death into one of renewed hope where she helps little Julie’s in her former homeland to get a private Christian education so that they too can one day realized their dreams and the plan God has for their lives.

A real life story of triumph over tragedy, Julie knows what so many of us — who have never experienced such trials and trauma — could learn from her, that true healing doesn’t come from three dozen surgeries, true healing begins on the inside and works its way out.

You can help Julie’s foundation Renew The Hope by sending a donation or perhaps just thank her for telling her story of hope in a world filled with shadows and darkness.  You can contact her at the following email address julie.a23@hotmail.com.
David is a deacon at his local church and a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. Author, speaker, blogger, David lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. This piece and many others found here can first be read at Eaglerising.com or at Americanthinker.com.  You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus.  He’s available for speaking engagements upon request.

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9-11 The Qur’an Made Them Do it!

“Do not yield to the infidels (kufura), but fight (jihad) them with this [Qur’an], most strenuously.”
— Surah 25:52

Qur’an 3:32 – “Say: Obey Allah and His Messenger; But if they turn back, then surely Allah does not love the unbelievers.”

Hate is a lot easier when your god instructs it of you. Hating others (infidels or non-Muslims) is also easier when you are prohibited from taking them as friends.

Qur’an 3:28 – “Muslims must not take the infidels as friends.”

Psychologists have found that serial killers are often persuaded not to kill a victim when the victim personalizes the encounter. Anger and hate dehumanize. Dehumanization is the preferred way for a person to cope with the guilt and shame that is our built-in moral compass.

While Muhammad and his followers besieged the Jewish Banu Qurayza tribe for 25 nights, he shouted at them, “You brothers of monkeys!”  When they finally surrendered, Muhammad oversaw the beheading of 600 to 900 Qurayza men in the Medina marketplace. Yes, it’s in the Qur’an.

Qur’an 5:60 – “Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah? …Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols.”

Qur’an 8:12 – “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.”

We often hear that Muslims are only commanded to defend themselves or in fact only fight in defense of Islam.  Who could argue with defending one’s self or interests?  But the above verse clearly instructs the Muslim to terrorize and murder for no other reason than the victim believes in a different scripture, perhaps the Torah or the Gospels?

Qur’an 9:29 – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

When Muslims take their Qur’an seriously and are obedient to the commands of Allah, they in fact commit the most heinous acts of barbarism known to humanity.  Some even fly planes filled with people into buildings filled with people — for no other purpose than to kill everyone and to terrorize others. Terrorism is a tactic of war.  It’s the preferred tactic of Islam for it is obedience to Allah to terrorize. Like sharks on land, they are predators, mindlessly doing what they are called to do, kill and devour that which is not like them.

Entire villages and towns are scattered when the jihadist barbarians arrive, fulfilling their religious obligation to subdue the world for Allah. Their motto for 1,400 years has been “convert or die” (for a few there is the option of paying the jizyah and dhimmitude or fleeing).

Muslims are commanded to be in complete submission to Allah and his direct revelation — found in the Qur’an.

Qur’an 4:65 – “… they are not believers unless they come to you to judge in their disputes, then find no hesitation in their hearts whatsoever in accepting your judgment. They must submit a total submission.”

When the jihadists / Islamists fly planes into a building filled with innocent people or rampage a village or town — there’s scripture for it.

Qur’an 17:16 – “When We resolve to destroy a city, We first give warning to those of its people who live in comfort. If they persist in sin, judgment is irrevocably passed, and We raze that city to the ground.”

This was exactly what Osama Bin Laden claimed as his motivation for his involvement in 9-11.

For 1,400 years Islam has been spread without ceasing by this very doctrine of conquest and subjugation.  They believe that they are better people than all others, why?, because Allah has told them so.

Qur’an 3:110 – “You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind.”

The religion of “peace” has conducted nearly 600 battles, raids or wars on other peoples and places, including well over 20,000 acts of terrorism. 90% of Islamic texts are violent verses while less than 10% are peaceful.  The peaceful verses of Mecca have been abrogated by the violent verses of Medina – leaving virtually no peace in Islam.

Qur’an 2:106 – “Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things?”

Islam also speaks primarily of the enemies of Allah and Muhammad, the unbeliever, the Kafir.  Islam is about subjugation and domination, not hope or mercy. It speaks of hate not love. It speaks of revenge not forgiveness. Allah is anger and wrath.

Islam’s record is barbaric; 25 million enslaved, 270 million murdered. Untold numbers raped or force into marriage. There remains over a billion and a half faithful Muslims all of whom are potential bombs waiting for the words of the Qur’an to ignite them to “jihad.”

Qur’an 3:151 “We will put terror into the hearts of the infidels (kafarur). They serve other deities besides God for whom He has revealed no sanction.  The Fire (Hell) shall be their home; dismal indeed is the dwelling of the evil-doers.”

For no other reason than following the instructions of their god — they leave bombs at marathons, blow up airliners, train stations, buildings and behead people.

As long as there is a Qur’an and a Muslim willing to follow it — the world will have terrorism, not peace,  One must win out, civilized man or the barbarians of Islam.

Qur’an 47:4 – “Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.”

END the violence!  Start spreading the truth about what is really revealed in the Qur’an.

If you’d like to join in or start your own Counter-Jihad group write to the Counter Jihad Coalition or find them on Facebook at Counter Jihad Coalition. Their email is CounterJihadCoalition@gmail.com
David is a deacon at his local church and a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. Author, speaker, blogger, David lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. This piece and many others found here can first be read at Eaglerising.com or at Americanthinker.com.  You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus.  He’s available for speaking engagements upon request.

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When Did Patriotism Become unAmerican?

The New York Times recently published an article documenting the funneling of millions of dollars in donations to Washington-based think tanks by foreign governments. This is nothing short of influence peddling.  We all know you never bite the hand that feeds you, so this money will come with some implicit strings attached even if it not explicitly said. This is very disturbing, but something similar has been happening for years at the collegiate and university levels of academia.

Tens of millions of dollars have poured in from middle eastern countries to American colleges and universities.  From countries whose support of, or at best, lack of resolve against terrorism is of great concern.  The ramifications of this money and its obvious influence, has trickled down to the local high school and middle school levels through perverted histories on the “Rise of Islam” in the medieval history curriculum. Islam once known as ruthless and barbaric, integral in the profitable global slave trade and the killing of 270 million human beings in the process, is now being portrayed as a religion of peace and a culture of innovation, equality, tolerance and spiritual enlightenment.

When fellow Americans are attacked, sometimes in an orchestrated fashion, by government officials, politicians, the media and Muslim advocacy groups for daring to stand up and say they are concerned about the security and safety of their country and the soundness of their government, you must ask yourself, why?

Why would it be controversial or racist or phobic to ask whether a porous border is a national security risk?  Or if the infiltration of the government by foreign influences or individuals with foreign or religious allegiances not uniquely American, pose a national security risk? Americans should take notice and wonder why it has become so unAmerican to be concerned about American security and the allegiances and alliances of those working inside government?

During the cold war we had constant intelligence gathering and counter-intelligence work being done seeking traitors in our midst. Have we forgotten these spies did not stand up and announce themselves — they had to be caught.  And even at that, only a tiny minority were ever found out.  Today we scoff at those who suggest we even look for espionage or question one’s loyalties based on their allegiances. Who knows if the government has even one brave soul left who is trying to root out the anti-American entities that are assuredly there. This goes way beyond espionage, the current band of termites in the White House are not hiding the fact that they have sympathies elsewhere.

Have we forgotten FBI agent Robert Hanssen (2001) or CIA officer Aldrich Ames, (1994) who were both caught spying? We fought fascism and Nazism and communism and actively hunted for the enemy within during those times of war.  Today political correctness keeps us from even talking about hunting for the Islamic spy, that we know are already walking the halls of government.

Obama’s own Department of Homeland Security Advisor Mohamed Elibiary posted the R4BIA Muslim Brotherhood logo as a salute on his Twitter page. This is a brazen in your face gesture. When it happens we need to call them out on it — just like so many did. But be prepared because their response will be you’re an Islamophobe, not a patriot. They have learned how to use our politically correct culture against us.  The whistle-blower quickly becomes the issue, his motives are questioned, his character besmirched and the concern brought to the attention of the public is quietly forgotten.  Isn’t it legitimate to want to know if those advising the President share the same faith as ISIS, if they are loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood or America?  Sshh, we can’t talk about it…

Multiculturalism. Diversity. Tolerance. Self Esteem. Non-judgmentalism. The death of American Exceptionalism. These are the reasons, these are the diseases, these are the pollutants of an otherwise clear American mind.

Multiculturalism has supplanted E Pluribus Unum, the founding principle that we are one nation and one people and one culture with values so similar you can’t tell us apart — except by our color or age or accent. We have a common language and a common history. But how does it last if we don’t have a common destiny? Liberty was once America’s purpose — but today it is no longer an armada of Americans moving in the same direction, it’s an ocean of oarless canoes tossed by the waves of a sinking culture. All confused by whether or not they are unique, similar, the same or equal. We no longer know where we started or where we were headed.

America was once a nation that others longed to emigrate and assimilate into and become another thread in the fabric that makes the whole stronger. They had a genuine love for her, her greatness with humility, her power with mercy and her graceful pride. Immigrants dreamed of being part of that family.  They waited in long lines, the didn’t hop borders. Today, America is looking old and faded and is being taken advantage of like an old rich aunt with alzheimer’s who children rationalize that what is her’s will soon be mine anyway.

Rather than unifying under common values, building America up, honoring her justice and generosity we tear her down — we say she wasn’t perfect. We have redirected our focus from our ideals and many great achievements to our few short-comings. A paradigm shift has occurred, raising a new standard called “self loathing.” We even blame ourselves for daring to ask a question.

What we need more than ever is strong confrontation. We need to be kicking sand in some faces and calling people out. We need to be stomping on toes, turning over desks, we need to start calling to account those who work for us. We hold the most powerful weapon in an election year — the ballot.

Political correctness has become a virtual re-eduction camp for Americans.  From the the self esteem movement to the nonjudgmental movement, to the tolerance movement, to the diversity movement, we have replaced reality with illusion. What they all have in common is a weakening of objective moral standards and a strong nationalism. They lead to arbitrary subjective standards — that rather than solving problems — make the problem impossible to identify — because standards, like profiling are no longer allowed as criteria.

The Islamists and their sympathizers are not shy.  Those at CAIR say they abhor violence and extremism, yet they spend all their time defending Islam and it’s institutions and only give lip service to the victims of their religion. They do everything in their power to turn Muslim perpetrators into victims and victims of Islamic extremism into perpetrators. It’s just what they do.

Some American patriots are not remaining silent — they are not taking it anymore.  Some American patriots are taking to the streets and doing something about it. In California there is a group called the Counter-Jihad Coalition and what they do is set up information booths at places such as the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Each Saturday night they inform both Muslims and the general public of the threat posed to America and the world by Islamic doctrine and Sharia. A ministry worthy of support.

If you’d like to join in or start your own Counter-Jihad group write to them, they are excited and eager to help. CounterJihadCoalition@gmail.com or find them on Facebook at Counter Jihad Coalition.
David is a deacon at his local church and a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. Author, speaker, blogger, David lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus or online at cogitarus.wordpress.com. He’s available for speaking engagements upon request.

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ISIS versus President Obama

Originally Published August 25, 2014

As news unfolded about the beheading of journalist Jim Foley by the ISIS (or ISIL or IS) Islamists, it first appeared that it would once again be an internet only story that wouldn’t get wide coverage.  But thankfully it did and so much so that President Obama even took to the airwaves to condemn the actions of ISIS.

Yet once again the President and others on the left insist that what ISIL is doing — torturing and killing innocent men, women and children, raping some and selling some into slavery — is not in harmony with the sacred texts or traditions of Islam.

The White House web site even proclaimed the ISIL speaks for no religion at all. But while most of the world wants to agree with the statement and the sentiment — the facts simply aren’t on the side of those ignorant about Islam and the Qur’an.

Surah 9 of the Qur’an called Repentance is referred to by many as Muhammad’s Last Will and Testament. Since Surah 9 is the last major surah revealed in the Qur’an, it trumps (or abrogates per Surah 2:106) all of the peaceful verses handed down and written earlier.

Here are just a few of the commands and exhortations found in Surah 9:

1.  No agreements are valid with idolaters (which includes Jews and Christians as explained in 9:30).  (9:3)
2.  Slay the idolaters wherever you find them. (9:5)
3.  Do not make friends with non-Muslims (9:23)
4.  Idolaters (including Jews and Christians) are filth – najisun. (9:28)
5.  Fight Jews and Christians until they become Muslims or pay tribute in utter humiliation. (9:29)
6.  Islam must be triumphant over all other religions. (9:33)
7.  There is no “sacred month” in which fighting non-Muslims is forbidden. (9:36)
8.  Using a 365-day solar calendar in lieu of a 354-day lunar calendar is a “grossly impious practice.” (9:37)
9.  Muslims who don’t fight against non-Muslims will be sternly punished and replaced by others. (9:39)
10.  Whether unarmed or well-equipped, fight for the cause of Allah with your money and your persons. (9:41)
11.  Charitable contributions shall be used to advance Islam, among other things. (9:60)
12.  Muslims are called to “kill and be killed,” and for this they will be rewarded paradise. (9:111)
13.  Provoking non-Muslims is a good deed in the sight of God. (9:121)
14.  Muslims are called to make war on all infidels who dwell around them. (9:123)

President Obama — who claims to be a Christian — should understand that Christianity is exclusive. Religions are different because they offer a different faith claim.  They differ because quite frankly they contradict each other.  They cannot be true at the same time.  So while they do have things in common, it is completely irrelevant.

God has not presented us with three or four or five or fifteen religions with the hope that we choose one, one that suits us, one that will fit and fill our needs and desires.  To suggest as President Obama has that “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings” is to be utterly foolish.

Forget what the journalists say, or even the scholars, look no further than the texts of the Qur’an and the actions of the Islamists who “believe” it is the word of God as revealed to Muhammad and you tell me which of the two has it right.

A fair reading of the Qur’an can not leave a reasonable person with the conclusion that it is a religion of peace. It is clearly as its own text proclaims a religion of darkness and death.

David is a deacon at his local church and a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. Author, speaker, blogger, David lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. This piece and many others found here can first be read at Eaglerising.com or at Americanthinker.com.  You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus.  He’s available for speaking engagements upon request.

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