Archive for January 18th, 2006

Hal Lindsey – Commentary: America’s Greatest Delusion

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Hal Lindsey points out, in this commentary, why islam will never stop killing, and how democracy will never work in islamic countries. A very well written article.

We are not involved in a traditional kind of war in which your opponent is either a physical nation or an axis of nations. It is not a conflict where they can be confronted and defeated – as in World War One and Two, Korea or Viet Nam. It is not a conflict where we can isolate and blockade them. It is not even a war where we can defeat them and the menace stops. This enemy is far too diversified, scattered and hidden to easily confront them.
We could capture or kill Osama bin-Laden and all the al-Qaeda leadership and it would not stop this ‘holy war’ or ‘Jihad’ that rages against us. Al-Qaeda is but one group of Islamic fanatics that seek to destroy us.
The root causes of the war we face are deeply embedded in a religion-based culture that totally rejects our culture and religions. Islam’s core teachings breed a deep ‘civilizational hatred’ toward every thing Western culture stands for. In fact against any culture that is different from the one taught in the Koran. The committed Muslim thinks that this hatred for us is from his God. The devout Muslim believes that when he rejects and attacks western culture, he is obeying specific commands in the Koran.
The West rarely takes one of Mohammad’s most basic teachings seriously. Yet it is one of the most defining principles of Islam. Mohammad divided the world into only two spheres: ‘Dar al Islam’ or ‘the region of peace’ and ‘Dar al Harb’ or the region of war. The ‘region of peace’ means that all its inhabitants are in ‘submission’ to Allah. The ‘region of war’ means that Muslims are to view it as a place of perpetually war until ALL are in submission to Allah and his laws.
Islam’s method of bringing the inhabitants of ‘Dar al Harb’ into submission is the sword. Islam’s method of ‘evangelism’ is by force of arms. You either convert to Islam or, if they choose, remain alive with no rights and pay an obscene tax for the ‘privilege’ of living among them. This is a fundamental message in the Koran. It is authenticated by Muslim actions in history.
Winston Churchill correctly observed, “The religion of Islam above all others was founded upon the sword … Moreover it provides incentives to slaughter, and in three continents has produced fighting breeds of men – filled with a wild and merciless fanaticism.”
A dispassionate examination of the Koran illustrates why this is. There are over 109 verses in the Koran that call on believers to fight Jews and Christians, subjugate them, murder them, break treaties that are made with them, cut off their heads, tongues, hands, feet, crucify them.
Fourteen hundred years of history clearly bears out how Muslims have understood and implemented these commands from the Koran. The Muslim Faith did not spread from the Pyrenees to the Philippines within 100 years of Mohammed’s death, by peaceful proselytizing.

Read the rest here.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Condition and Prognoses

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

JERUSALEM (AP) – Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had surgery overnight to replace his breathing tube, the hospital where he is being treated said in a statement Wednesday. Sharon, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke Jan. 4, remains in critical but stable condition, the statement from Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital said.
“The breathing tube was changed overnight due to a technical problem. The successful procedure was conducted in the operating room. The prime minister was taken back to his room in the morning,” the statement said.
The 77-year-old Israeli leader, who has been on a respirator, underwent a tracheotomy Sunday to help him breathe better. He has been taken off sedatives.
Outside experts have said his failure to regain consciousness in recent days bodes poorly for his recovery.
After the stroke, Sharon underwent three operations to stop the bleeding in his brain. Medical officials said last week he showed some movement on both sides of his body in response to pain stimuli, but he has shown no signs of improvement since then.
Sharon briefly opened his eyes Monday in response to a recording of his grandson’s voice, relatives told doctors, but hospital officials warned the movement may have been an involuntary twitch, and there were no signs that the comatose Israeli leader was any closer to regaining consciousness.

Angels Exalt the Lamb

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”
And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying,
“To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.”
And the four living creatures kept saying,
“Amen “
And the elders fell down and worshiped.

Revelation 5:11-14 (New American Standard Bible)

Re-Post: “The Biggest Winner at the Golden Globes?” from Rapture Alert

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
The Biggest Winner at the Golden Globes?
by Michael G. Mickey
A lot of people are suggesting the story of gay cowboy love “Brokeback Mountain” was the big winner at last night’s Golden Globe awards, capturing awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Song, but I would beg to differ. The biggest winner of the evening was there in spirit at the very least, although he didn’t appear on-stage to collect any hardware for his trophy case in spite of the fact he deserved more than a little credit for what took place!

Not only did the liberal elite of Hollywood, acting on behalf of the evening’s biggest winner, thoroughly reward “Brokeback Mountain” for its overt message that it’s okay to thumb one’s nose at the Most High God in terms of our sexuality, the Golden Globe awards had a number of other “special moments” as well.

In the category of Best Foreign Language Film, the winner of the Golden Globe was “Paradise Now”, a movie wherein one of the favorite topics of the evening’s biggest winner was addressed – suicide bombings against innocent people AKA cold-blooded murder. See what reviewers are saying about that gem of a film, both good and bad, at where the film, when I last looked, was receiving an astounding positive review rate of 88%!

In the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, the winner of the Golden Globe was Philip Seymour Hoffman, who portrayed gay author Truman Capote in the film “Capote.”

In the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, the winner of the Golden Globe was Felicity Huffman who starred in the gender-bending film “Transamerica” as a man preparing to have sex-change surgery.

The Best Motion Picture – Drama was the story of gay cowboy love, “Brokeback Mountain.”
The Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama was won by an actor who portrayed a homosexual.
The Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama was won by an actress who portrayed a man planning to become a woman.
The Best Foreign Language Film was a movie about two suicide bombers, a film which Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat of Spirituality & Health describe as follows, in part: “…screenwriters Hany Abu-Assad and Bero Beyer and director Abu-Assad have come up with a riveting thriller about two Palestinian friends who have been chosen to perform a suicide bombing mission in Tel Aviv in forty-eight hours.”
Attention, “Brokeback Mountain” fans! Leviticus 18:22: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Attention, “Capote” and “Transamerica” fans! 1st Corinthians 6:9-10: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Attention, “Paradise Now” fans! Proverbs 6:16-19: These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
The Biggest Winner at the 2006 Golden Globe awards? Need I even say it? It was Satan, of course!
Sadly, it wasn’t even a contest.

‘LGBT families’ urged to crash Bushes’ annual egg-roll event

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Do the homosexuals have to make a political statement out of everything? This is totally uncalled for. If the homosexual families want to show up because they had already decided to do so, then go ahead, but don’t turn a fun, family event into some kind of perverted political protest.
Then need to follow what their icon, Bill Clinton, always said: “do it for the children”. Do it for the children, not for the political shock value.

An advocacy group for the so-called lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is urging its supporters to be the first in line this year at the White House Easter Egg Roll to show “family visibility” to the nation.
Mark Tooley, writing in the Weekly Standard, says a church-based homosexual-rights group,
Soulforce, sent an e-mail to supporters giving instructions for the event.
“On April 17, 2006, when the White House lawn is opened to families for the Annual Easter Egg Roll, imagine if the first 1,000 families onto the lawn were LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] families,” said the Jan. 4 e-mail. Once America sees the White House lawn awash in LGBT families, “there will be no going back,” Soulforce promised.
Tooley claims it’s the first time anyone has tried to “exploit the annual White House Easter Egg Roll for political purposes.”
Soulforce regularly protests church events to demand denominations change their policies on homosexuality, using the principles of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. The organization was begun by Mel White, once a writer for Christian pastors who later embraced homosexuality and became a clergyman in the “gay” Metropolitan Community Church. Soulforce is planning to protest at Focus on the Family in Colorado this summer.
According to the e-mail, the group is asking “LGBT families” to arrive at the White House gate the night before the April event to be sure to be the first ones in. Volunteers will be available to save places for those who cannot spend the night.
Supporters reportedly will arrive with special “non-political” T-shirts to identify themselves as “LGBT.”
The annual Easter Egg Roll dates back to President Rutherford B. Hayes.
“The media will be there (they are always there for the egg roll) and millions of Americans – many for the first time – will meet our families,” the Soulforce e-mail explained. “This is an amazing opportunity to reach homes in blue states and red states with positive images of our families participating in this great American family tradition.
“This event will be like nothing anyone has ever seen before. The White House lawn – t he Bush [italics in original] White House lawn – will, quite unexpectedly, be filled with gay and lesbian families. This is something people will be talking about for a long time, an event that will make history!”
An organization called Family Pride is working with Soulforce to recruit participants for the event.
A page on the group’s website warns people not to post information on a searchable website for fear the Bush administration might find out and attempt to “keep our families from participating.”

Former U.S. Rep Hopes to Return to DC to Tackle U.S. Immigration Policy

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

I have problems with the fact that they public does not feel immigration is not one of, if not the biggest, problem facing this country. It impacts so many aspects of our lives.

(AgapePress) – A former U.S. representative from California says the University of California System’s policy of offering in-state tuition fees to illegal aliens is just one example of how many state institutions discriminate against U.S. citizens while favoring illegal immigrants with special benefits in violation of federal law.
Republican Brian Bilbray is running for the 50th Congressional District seat vacated by Randy “Duke” Cunningham. Bilbray says he wants to return to Washington to straighten out what he sees as the mess that is American illegal immigration policy, a job he believes should include holding states accountable for ignoring federal law that prohibits offering benefits to illegal aliens without making those benefits available to U.S. citizens.
“Even my children, when I brought them back from Washington, are charged out-of-state tuition, while illegal aliens in California are being rewarded with in-state tuition in violation of the federal law,” the Congressional candidate notes. “And I think there’s a lot more [similar policy] we have to go back and take care of.”
That, Bilbray says, is why he has decided to seek Cunningham’s seat. “How can you not want to get back in and straighten this out when you see your children are being discriminated against in their country, and when you know it’s against the law and states are still getting away with it?” he asks.
“Even though I have always been a California resident,” the California conservative continues, my children “are now are being charged out-of-state [tuition] while the schools admit that they are giving in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens in direct violation of federal law.” And when he asked university officials about the Reform Act of ’96, which makes their illegal-alien-favoring actions illegal, Bilbray maintains they replied, “Well, we just don’t recognize that law.”
The parent and former U.S. lawmaker says it is outrageous to have a state bureaucrat just say, in effect, “We’re going to ignore it, and we’ll violate these U.S. citizens’ civil rights to pander to the people that think they have some advantage in giving illegal aliens all these benefits.” He hopes his bid for another Congressional seat will put him in a position to do something about what he sees as unlawful discrimination by the state against its citizens.
“We’ve just got to get tough on those groups and agencies and government operations that actually are encouraging illegal immigration and trying to make money off of it,” Bilbray says. Meanwhile, his children are among 42 plaintiffs who have filed a lawsuit against the University of California for its discriminatory tuition policy.

WND editors, readers expose year’s underreported stories

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

WorldNetDaily has compiled a list of the most underreported stories, or ‘Spike List’ for 2005.

1. Failure of the 9-11 commission to investigate “Able Danger.”

2. Successes in rebuilding Iraq.

3. Cover-up of David Barrett’s probe of Clinton IRS and Henry Cisneros.

4. The impact of illegal immigration on the U.S. and its security.

5.The truth about Terri Schiavo and her death.

6. Sandy Berger’s slap on the wrist for stealing classified documents.

7. The fact that WMDs were found in Iraq.

8. Atrocities of radical Islam.

9. Islam’s impact on French riots.

10. Good news about the economy.

Read the whole article here. It is very eye-opening.