Archive for September 18th, 2006

Islamic intolerance

Monday, September 18th, 2006

The one aspect that is amusing about this whole “Pope vs. Islam” thing, is that the Islamist are being violent and threatening over a comment the Pope never made. What the Pope was actually saying is that religion need not be fanatic or violent.

Pope Benedict XVI said yesterday that he was “deeply sorry for the reactions in some countries” to his quoting of a 14th-century text critical of Islam. He stressed to pilgrims at his summer palace outside Rome that this critical view wasn’t his personal view. He further noted that a day earlier the Vatican secretary of state had issued a statement explaining the words of his original address, delivered in his native Germany last Tuesday.
The pope had actually been telling his audience that religion need not be fanatic or violent. To make his point he had alluded to a book recounting a conversation between Byzantine Christian emperor Manuel Paleologos II and an educated Persian on the truths of their creeds.
Branding Manuel’s words “brusque,” the pope had proceeded to quote them: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”
Yet Benedict’s speech at the University of Regensburg has sparked furor in the Muslim world. Messages of regret from the Holy See have not subdued the clamor for an outright apology, an absolute retraction, an expression of the pope’s personal contrition, if not for his humiliation.
This is more than bewildering, the more so considering the conspicuous absence of Islamic clerics of stature even approaching that of the head of Roman Catholicism stepping up to renounce the noxious calumnies heaped by numerous high-ranking Muslim spiritual leaders on Jews, Christians or any they deem infidels.
Innumerable Islamic preachers have railed against Jews – often from state-television pulpits – called them pigs and informed their followers that Jews are descended from monkeys and dogs, that Jews are subhuman, incorrigible and undeserving of any consideration.
Such hatemongering clerics are not ostracized by their fellow Muslim spiritual leaders, by those attending their services, even by their governments. Much of the Muslim world as a whole, one is led to believe, doesn’t take issue with such savage incitement.
Yet the very same Muslims who evince the most glaring insensitivity to abuses hurled at others are ultra-sensitive about any purported disrespect to themselves, be it in the form of Danish-commissioned caricature or learned lecture by the bishop of Rome, whose goal was to allay Western youth’s disaffection from religion.
Yesterday the pope emphasized that his aim was to “invite frank and sincere dialogue, with great mutual respect.” The irony is bitter, indeed. First we witnessed “cartoon wars” – when extremists, reacting to caricatures that highlighted how the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings are being co-opted to encourage violence, protested the drawings via an orgy of violence. Now we have an appeal for mutual respect seized upon as another pretext for Islamist fury.
The best way to disconnect Islam from its fanatic, intolerant, expansionist and exclusionist image is of course to sever the connection with violence. Christians and Jews don’t dispatch suicide bombers to martyr themselves in God’s name; they don’t issue death sentences against nonconformist authors or threaten proponents of alternative views. Only Muslims nowadays practice the ideology of hate and seek to impose a worldwide theocracy.
Muslims who think otherwise need to be heard. They need to be heard, right now, unequivocally rejecting Mahdi Akaf, chief of the World Muslim Brotherhood, who has accused the pope of no less than “deliberately pouring oil on the flames of honorable Muslim fury which he ignited. The pope endangers the peace of the world.”

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Parents kidnap daughter to force abortion on her

Monday, September 18th, 2006

I can’t imagine what these people were thinking.

The parents of a pregnant 19-year-old have been arrested after she told police that they kidnapped her and tied and gagged her, and were taking her to New York for a forced abortion.
Authorities in Maine said federal investigators may get involved in the case since it allegedly involved kidnapping someone to take them across a state line.
According to a report in the Manchester Union-Leader, arrested were Nicholas Kampf, 54, and Lola Kampf, 53.
They were arrested by Salem, N.H., police Friday after a 911 call came in to police from the couple’s daughter, Katelyn, when she reported she had been kidnapped.
Police told the newspaper that Katelyn had convinced her parents to untie her and allow her to use a restroom at a shopping plaza, and she escaped, using her cell phone to call for help.
Sgt. Ron Peddle said Katelyn Kampf was found by officers behind the shopping plaza, and her parents were arrested while driving around the parking lot, apparently looking for her. Police said they found duct tape, a .22-caliber rifle and rope in the couple’s vehicle.
“No matter what the case is, this is not a rational way to deal with a family issue,” Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion told the newspaper.
The couple each was being held on $100,000 bail and facing up to 15 years in jail.
Authorities reported Katelyn Kampf had been living in Portland with her boyfriend, and when her parents found out about the pregnancy they attacked her, tying her up and bundling her into the car.
Dion told the newspaper it was unclear how the parents thought they could convince a doctor to perform an abortion if their daughter wouldn’t cooperate.

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“The Religion of Peace” by Hal Lindsey

Monday, September 18th, 2006

With all the fuss being made about the Pope’s comments about Islam, it wouldn’t hurt to take a look at Islam’s fruits, rather than just its protests to the contrary.

The Pope recently quoted a 14th century emperor who criticized Islam for its practice of forced conversions. Islamic apologists deny Islam teaches anything of the kind.

It is on this basis that they have launched the current wave of violent protests against any suggestion that Islam is a violent religion.

Members of a Palestinian terrorist group kidnapped two Fox news journalists recently. The two were put before a video camera while in captivity and given a choice. They could be filmed converting to Islam. Or they could be filmed being beheaded on camera.

One of them described a big knife that was set just in front of them off camera. Both Fox reporters chose Option One and converted to Islam.

Centanni and his cameraman, Olaf Wigg, were filmed wearing Islamic robes. They read from scripts from which they announced they had become observant Muslims and asking Bush and Blair to do likewise.

“Islam is not just meant for some people. It is the true religion for all people at all times,” said Mr Centanni. “I changed my name to Khaled. I have embraced Islam and say the word Allah.”

It was only afterwards that Centanni admitted his conversion was not heartfelt. But neither, evidently was his denial.

He told Fox News in a post-release interview: “We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint. . .” but then he added, “”Don’t get me wrong here. I have the highest respect for Islam, and I learned a lot of good things about it, but it was something we felt we had to do because they had the guns, and we didn’t know what was going on.”

There is one thing that we’ve learned from the journalists’ ordeal about what IS going on is revealing. The West has been trying to convince itself that Islam is just another religion, like Unitarians or Buddhists. Or Christians.

But Jesus didn’t tell Christians to force people to come to Him at the point of a gun. Or under the threat of a sword.
Jesus promised that the power of conversion would come through His Holy Spirit.

Jesus told the Apostles, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

Compare that to Islam’s version of the Great Commission: Said Mohammed to his apostles; “I was ordered to fight all men until they say, ‘There is no god but Allah.”

Jesus send His followers out to live according to His example, which He said would draw men to what they could clearly see to be the truth.

Mohammed told his followers to fight all men until they convert to Islam’s version of the truth. Osama bin Laden quoted Islam’s great commission during the post 9/11 Afghan campaign: “I was ordered to fight all men until they say, ‘There is no god but Allah.”

Part of the reason that we are in for a generational war is that America has not yet recognized the enemy. America still believes that Osama’s Islam is a distortion of what is, at its heart, a religion of peace.

Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig saw the religion of peace in action. Mohammed himself gave the great commission to Islam to fight ALL men until they do what Centanni and Wiig did.

And until we see, as they did, the big knife laying off-camera, America will fight this war as if it were only against al-Qaeda.

And Osama will continue to franchise out his jihad without anybody knowing who the enemy is until it is too late. And this war will go on for a generation.

Or even longer.

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“We demand an apology – from Muslims!” by Jerusalem Watchman

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Islam is the most vicious and violent religion in existence today. And it is way past time its leaders came out to personally and publicly apologize for the anomalous behavior with which the adherents to their faith have plagued our planet for so many years.

The list of their sins against us is a long one.

Muslims, the followers of the “evil and inhuman” teachings of Mohammed, (as the Byzantine Emperor Manuel Paleologos II once accurately described them) have been and remain behind the majority of wars that have wracked the world since the twilight years of the Soviet Union which fell in 1991.

We can list the places of conflict in which Muslim fighters were involved in recent history:

* Afghanistan
* Algeria
* Azerbaijan
* Bosnia
* Chechnya
* India
* Indonesia
* Iran–Iraq
* Israel
* Kashmir
* Kosovo
* Kuwait
* Lebanon
* Macedonia
* Nigeria
* Philippines
* Sudan
* Tajikistan

Muslims, the followers of the “prophet” who foretold that even the rocks and trees would help them to fight and destroy Jews and Christians, are perpetrators of the vast majority of all acts of terrorism waged internationally against non-Muslims over the last 50 years.

Muslims carried out:

* The 1968 and 1969 hijackings of tens of airliners
* The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre
* The 1983 mass-murder of American Marines and French troops in Lebanon
* The 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires
* The 1993 bombing of the New York Trade Towers
* The 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Argentina
* The 1996 bombing of the Khobar Tower in Saudi Arabia
* The 1997 Luxor massacre
* The 1998 simultaneous bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
* The 2001 “9-11” attack
* The 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings
* The 2003 Mariot Hotel bombing in Indonesia
* The 2004 Madrid metro bombings
* The 2004 Sinai resort bombings
* The 2005 Sharm e-Sheikh bombings
* The 2005 London subway and bus bombings
* The 2006 Dahab resort bombings
* Tens of thousands of acts of terrorism against Israeli Jews

It’s simply a fact: Without Islam this world would be much more peaceful place.

What’s more:

Day after day, in mosques and Koranic schools at all four points of the compass, Muslim clerics attack our faith, our way of life, our Jewish and Christian religious leaders, our presidents and prime ministers, our people.

Muslims call the United States the “great Satan.”

Muslims call Israel the “little Satan.”

Muslims call Jews the “sons of pigs and monkeys.”

Muslims call Jews and Christians “infidels.”

Muslims accuse us of perverting the revelation given to us by God.

Muslims damn us all to hell.

And we must apologize to them?!?!

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Last Words of Sister Leonella

Monday, September 18th, 2006

The last words of Sister Leonella, murdered by jihadists, in Mogadishu, Somali, were reported to be “I forgive, I forgive” in Italian.

So there is the difference between a Christian and a Muslim.

AlQaida Group Vows Jihad Over Pope Remarks

Monday, September 18th, 2006

“We shall break the cross and spill the wine. … God will (help) Muslims to conquer Rome. … God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the mujahideen,”

That’s what an AlQaida group said in regard to the remarks by the Pope about Islam. The mainstream media would have you believe that the Muslims are peaceful and that they have just gotten a bad reputation. Anyone who uses the phrase “slit their throats” is anything but peaceful. Everyone needs to wake up. They hate us. They are taught from the time they are born to hate us. It is their desire and joy to see Christians and Jews die at their hands.

DUBAI (Reuters) – An Iraqi militant group led by al Qaeda vowed a war against the “worshippers of the cross” in response to a recent speech by Pope Benedict on Islam that sparked anger across the Muslim world.

“We tell the worshipper of the cross (the Pope) that you and the West will be defeated, as is the case in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya,” said an Internet statement by the Mujahideen Shura Council, an umbrella group led by Iraq’s branch of al Qaeda.

“We shall break the cross and spill the wine. … God will (help) Muslims to conquer Rome. … God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the mujahideen,” said the statement

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