Archive for January 10th, 2008

Former Chief Rabbi to Bush: Don’t Act Against God’s Will

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

We can hope that the president will listen, but if I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

In a letter handed to US President George Bush Thursday, former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu admonished the US president to avoid any course of action that would harm the Jewish nation.

“The Jewish nation is eternal, and forever remembers those that have aided it throughout history, as well as those that have done it harm. Please let your name go down in history as a president who aided the Jewish nation, who worked alongside God and not against him,” wrote the rabbi.

The Rabbi furthermore urged Bush in his letter to utilize his visit to strengthen and bolster the State of Israel.

“You were granted the privilege of serving as US president. Make the best of the duties given you, and we will fulfill our task of remembering you as good and noble throughout the ages,” said the Rabbi.

Rabbi Eliyahu began his letter with greetings for President Bush and praise for his efforts to bring peace to the region. With that, he then told the American president that “his agenda for peace goes against the will of God”.

Granting the site of the Holy Temple to murderers of women and children who blaspheme God, wrote Rabbi Eliyahu, is an act against the Jewish people as well as God.

“Ever since the Jews of Gush Katif were expelled from their homes, Sdeort was bombarded with hundreds of Qassam rockets by Hamas as well as other Palestinian organizations….Hundreds of thousands of additional people will live in similar danger if we were to abide by your peace plan, and then where would we end up?” asked the Rabbi.

‘God promised land of Israel to Jewish people alone’
The Rabbi stressed that “he prays for peace, as does any individual who believes in God,” but that “anyone who accepts the bible as the word of God must keep in mind that God had promised the land of Israel to the Jewish people alone. The Ishmaelites have no part of this divine guarantee.”

Noting that God’s promise to return the Jewish people to their homeland has been coming to full fruition during the last century, the rabbi then urged President Bush to act as a vessel carrying out the divine plan. “God’s pledge to the Jewish people is carried out through people who were created in God’s image, and it their duty to carry out the divine will.”

In addition to Rabbi Eliyahu’s letter, various rabbis and right-wing activists composed an additional letter to President Bush, urging him to free Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, to support “Jewish settlement in Israel entire”, and to encourage Israeli Jews to make aliyah to Israel en masse.

Written on parchment much like a Torah scroll, the aforementioned letter will be handed to the US president by a “very prominent figure” who is scheduled to meet him. Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz, Sanhedrin President, wrote the letter, which was then translated by Rabbi Chaim Richman.

The letter was signed by members of the News Jewish Congress, the Sanhedrin, and the Temple Mount Faithful Movement, the “loyal representatives of the Jewish nation in God’s name”.

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Mexican Soldiers Found Invading United States

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Despite the fact that Mexican regulars (soldiers of the regular army) are used for armed cover for drug smugglers and human smugglers, our borders are still not secured. Our government, who is charged with securing our borders, sits complacently on it’s hands and gives the Mexican government to continue it’s corrupt practices.
Wake up, America!!

A federal document obtained and released by Judicial Watch reveals that there were dozens of armed incursions by Mexican soldiers and police into the United States during Fiscal Year 2007.

The report was obtained by the Washington-based organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and it documents 29 confirmed incidents along the U.S.-Mexican border involving Mexican military and/or law enforcement personnel during that time.

“These documents not only show the dangerous and chaotic situation at the Mexican border, but also the complicity of some Mexican government agents in violating U.S. law,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

“The U.S. government must begin to take these incidents more seriously, publicize them and take measures to bring the crisis at our border under control,” he said.

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The report documents incidents such as the one at the Fort Hancock Station in El Paso.

“[Troopers] attempted to apprehend three vehicles believed to be smuggling contraband on I-10 … As the vehicles approached the border, [troopers] stated that a Mexican Military Humvee armed with a .50 caliber weapon and several soldiers were seen assisting smugglers return to Mexico … Officers then noticed several armed subjects dressed in fatigue type clothing unload the contraband into the Humvee. These subjects set fire to the stalled vehicle before leaving the area.”

Judicial Watch noted that of the 29 documented instances, 17 involved armed Mexican government agents.

Another situation:

“On Sept. 16, 2006, a Border Patrol Agent assigned to the Calexico, California Station observed an individual in an olive drab uniform with a possible Mexican flag on the shoulder approximately 100 yards north of the International Border near the Calexico [Port of Entry]. The individual appeared to be carrying a sidearm… ”

It’s not as though the situations are new, but Judicial Watch spokeswoman Jill Farrell said it appears the U.S. government’s policy on such cases is to count them and file the paperwork.

The document also states that between 1996 and September 30, 2006, there were 253 confirmed incursions into the United States by Mexican government personnel. The government has documented shots fired on both sides of the border, unmarked helicopters invading U.S. airspace, drug smuggling and actual confrontations between U.S. Border Patrol agents and armed members of the Mexican military.

One such case happened near Brownsville:

“As the boat proceeded to go down river towards the scene, the [Border Patrol] Agent on board advised via radio that several Mexican soldiers were pointing their rifles in his direction. The agent decided for his safety and the safety of the crew to turn back, but advised that the soldiers were still aiming at them.”

Another case found a “Mexican Military boat” that was “providing security and escort for the two others that were later found to be transporting 2,716.53 pounds of marijuana.”

“It seems as if, once again, the government is failing to secure our border,” Fitton said.

Farrell told WND that the government needs to take such situations seriously, and make sure the public knows. Her group, which obtained the federal reports through a Freedom of Information Act procedure, believes there are some real concerns about the border crisis, she said.

“You would think that the State Department or DHS [Department of Homeland Security] would be involved,” she said.

Revealingly, the U.S. government report notes that many of the incursions were both “armed” and “intentional” and cited one incident in a location where construction of a security fence was incomplete.

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“A Profile in Courage: An Interview with “Lionheart,” The British Blogger in Hiding.” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

First, they came for the Saudi blogger—alright, he lives in Saudi Arabia, a bastion of barbarism ruled by Shari’a law. Actually, before the Saudi blogger (and an Egyptian blogger too) were arrested, one Saudi billionaire had already come for American author Rachel Ehrenfeld and he sued her in London where Free Speech or Truth Speech is not protected by any First Amendment rights. This is why the UK is so well suited for such “libel tourism”— but even so, the UK is not ruled by Shari’a law.

Or is it?

Islamist rule over the UK may, alarmingly, be on its way. Today, the British police want to question and/or arrest the British blogger known as Lionheart. His crime? Turning his life around as a young school dropout and petty drug dealer and emerging as a believing Christian who opposes the drug plague in his hometown of Luton and who views the Pakistani Islamist and al-Qaeda control of the drug trade in Luton as both criminally and politically dangerous. For this, Lionheart has been charged with “stirring up racial hatred”—which is a crime in the UK.

Yes, Luton—where the 7/7 suicide bombers, Omar Bakri, and the hook-handed Abu Hamza of the Finsbury Park Mosque all came from. In fact, according to Lionheart, one of his supporters is Glen Jenvey, the man who helped imprison Abu Hamza and aided in the expulsion of Omar Bakri from Great Britain.

Interestingly, Dr. Ehrenfeld was sued because she documented that the Saudi billionaire was funding terrorism and that Islamist terrorists are funding their diabolic deeds by selling narcotics. The phrase: “narco-terrorism” is Ehrenfeld’s.

Lionheart, whose real name is Paul, documents the extent to which this is true on the ground. He writes about the massive number of Pakistani Muslim drug dealers in his hometown of Luton who addict British youth and whose profits fuel expensive lifestyles, paramilitary organizations, suicide terrorism, and religious hate speech against Jews, Christians, and the West. Ironically, what is said in mosques and madrassas and on protest marches all over the UK is never considered to constitute a “racially” motivated hate crime. As George Orwell understood, not all pigs are equal.

Oh yes. These Islamist groups also raise money by sexually enslaving girls and women. The largest opium fields in the world are currently in Afghanistan. Al-Qaeda, The Taliban, and Pakistani Islamists are selling what becomes heroin and crack cocaine to the West.

Paul/Lionheart started working with the police and with vulnerable children. He gave evidence that led to a one year jail sentence for one such drug dealer. Because some police officers are, allegedly, corrupt, Paul’s name was given to the drug dealer as the “informant.” Paul fled after receiving credible death threats. Now, he himself faces possible arrest.

Paul-the-Lionhearted began a blog. He described what had happened to him and what he saw happening on the streets of his hometown. Someone unknown decided that Paul’s denunciation of Al-Qaeda and terrorism constituted “hate speech.” Perhaps Paul’s Christianity offended both Muslims and the politically correct oligarchy that rules the media, the universities, and perhaps the House of Lords in Britain.

In my opinion, Paul should be knighted by the Queen and all London should give him a parade.

I encourage you to visit his blog HERE http://lionheartuk.blogspot.com where all his “stirring” and highly informative articles may be found. I also suggest that you visit Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs who conducted an initial radio interview with him nearly a year ago. Also, I want to acknowledge my British colleague and friend, Carol Gould, who only yesterday alerted me to Paul’s situation.

Here is the interview that I just conducted with him:

THE INTERVIEW

Phyllis: Did you grow up in London?

Lionheart: No – I grew up in Luton & Dunstable, which is about 30 minutes North of London.

P: How long have you been blogging?

L: Exactly 1 year.

P: How old are you?

L: I am 31 years old.

P: Since you are potentially facing trial and even arrest, do you have a good lawyer?

L: I have been offered one of the best Barristers Britain has to offer through a friend, and I have Tony Bennett, who is a very high profile lawyer, as my point man for the initial proceedings (like confirming I am not lying like some dim wits think) and an American lawyer has stepped forward to advise me about American legal matters.

P: Has this happened to anyone else in England as yet?

L: No. Among bloggers, I am the first.

P: What did you write about Islam that has led to a warrant for your arrest?

L: I have written extensively on what is happening on the ground in Luton & Dunstable where I live in relation to the large predominantly Pakistani Moslem community living here. Luton you will recall was the start off point of the 7/7 bombers and has many more links to international Islamic terrorism, that is covered on my blog.

I had my life threatened by the drug dealing gangs of Pakistani Moslems who control the streets and I had to flee. Someone set up the blog for me so that I could write about my experiences. Since then I have been homeless and gone from place to place using libraries and friends’ internet connections to keep my blog going.

P: Who is behind the accusation of “racism”? What forces led the British government to act on this accusation?

L: I have no idea but am certain that it will all be revealed at a later stage. This accusation of racism is being used to try to silence me. I can provide any number of friends of other ethnic backgrounds who know me who would refute such ludicrous accusations – One of my closest friends is a black man. I have Jewish friends, and I put my life on the line for Israel. Glenn Jenry, who was involved in the Omar Bakri and Abu Hamza cases is supporting me.

P: How refreshing that you understand that Jew-hatred or anti-semitism is a form of racism! What do YOU see is at stake here?

L: My liberty, my life, my freedom to tell the truth about what has happened to me personally and what is happening to my community, my country and to the civilized world in relation to Islam’s Holy War against the West. Beyond that, our whole civilization is at stake, the Islamic World is calling for the annihilation of the Jewish race and the total destruction of the Western World.

P: You are really talking about a fundamentalist religion and about a criminal, jihadic culture and not about a race. And yet, the politically correct multi-cultural sensitivity police have confused it all, do not know how to navigate what they might call a “slippery slope,” and are themselves playing into the hands of intolerant fanatics and real racists.

L: The facts speak clearly for themselves for those who care to look. Our civilized world will be destroyed and Islam will subdue the whole Earth under Islamic Rule – That is their objective after all as commanded by Mohamed and laid down in the Koran. If we do not stand up for the sake of the future generations now then who will? No one. We will be leaving them in a much more perilous situation.

P: How can people help you? Is anyone already helping you?

L: People can help me by using their resources to get this message out to the world, if the injustice that has been leveled at me is brought out into the open, then the message about Islam and its global Jihad will reach the masses. Many good people are helping me like yourself. This is as much about them as it is about me, its just I am the one who is being silenced.

P: May I ask what kind of Christianity you practice?

L: I have a simple faith in Almighty God, that He is alive and with me always and that He sent His son into this world to die for me. He is as real to me as you reading my words. I don’t get into the arguments about the different denominations, I just believe in God and try to do good in my life because I have that knowledge in my life, that’s enough for me.

P: You, who have tried to help children to stay off and get off drugs, are on the run and in danger. What guides you and keeps you strong?

L: Yes, this year has been terrible, but it is the path that God has given me to make me stronger in Him, and to grow further in the knowledge of Him. Walking with God is no easy thing when you have spent 21 years of your life conditioned to live without Him, I stand with the knowledge of God, there is nothing more powerful than that. Still, it seems like it is an almost impossible task to change things. Only the Lord God of Israel can help us, the situation with the Islamic world is way too big for mankind.

We are living in critical times. For yourself, being Jewish, it must bring back terrible memories of a not too distant past. That’s why, no matter what the cost, we must not allow history to repeat itself. First the Saturday people and then the Sunday people. What I cannot fathom is how liberal left wing thinking people cannot see it, how they are helping our destruction.

As for me: “Though I walk through the valley of death I shall fear no evil for you are by my side, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me”.

Thanks for your help. God bless.

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Dr. Phyllis Chesler is the well known author of classic works, including the bestseller Women and Madness (1972) and The New Anti-Semitism (2003). She has just published The Death of Feminism: What’s Next in the Struggle for Women’s Freedom (Palgrave Macmillan), as well as an updated and revised edition of Women and Madness. She is an Emerita Professor of psychology and women’s studies, the co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology (1969) and the National Women’s Health Network (1974). She is currently on the Board of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and lives in New York City. Her website is www.phyllis-chesler.com.
We are delighted to have Dr. Chesler as a contributor to the Jesus is Lord, A Worshipping Christian’s Blog.

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Bush Predicts Completion of Mideast Treaty

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

The president is going cram a peace treaty, giving a country to the pali terrorist, down Israel’s throat. He is not listening to anyone on this. I fear that his actions will have serious consequences for the United States.

RAMALLAH, West Bank- President Bush on Thursday predicted that a Mideast peace treaty would be completed by the time he leaves office. He said he’s convinced that both Israeli and Palestinian leaders understand “the importance of democratic states living side by side” in peace.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, standing alongside Bush, called on Israel to fulfill its commitments to a Mideast peace plan, and said he hopes “this will be the year for the creation of peace.”

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP)- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday called on Israel to fulfill its commitments to a Mideast peace plan, and said he hopes “this will be the year for the creation of peace.”

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Federal Judge Blocks Missouri Public School From Distributing Bibles

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

A St. Louis suburb’s school district has allowed the Gideons International to distribute Bibles to their fifth graders for the last 30 years.
Now a federal judge has said it is unconstitutional to do so. I’m assuming the judge is citing the totally fabricated and completely misunderstood “separation of church and state” myth again.
Let’s put this in context.
The Gideons never force or even pressure people into accepting their Bibles. They ask, politely, once and then move on. That’s it.
Now being a parent of school aged children, I can vouch in regards to the amount of information handed out at school that has nothing to do with the school system. How is this any different?
I wrote an article several years ago, entitled “What Does the U.S. Constitution Actually Say About Religion?“. If you have not read it, I would like to ask you to do so. It sheds light on how the myth of “separation of church and state” came about.
Christians, we are going to have to stand up for our rights or we are going to loose them.

ST. LOUIS — A rural school district’s long-standing practice of allowing the distribution of Bibles to grade school students is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.

An attorney for the southeastern Missouri school district said Wednesday he will appeal the judge’s injunction against the practice.

For more than three decades, the South Iron School District in Annapolis, 120 miles southwest of St. Louis in the heart of the Bible Belt, allowed representatives of Gideons International to give away Bibles in fifth-grade classrooms.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit two years ago on behalf of four sets of parents. In August, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a temporary injunction against the practice.

The district altered its policy, saying the Gideons and others were still welcome to distribute Bibles or other literature before or after school or during lunch break, but not in classrooms.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry ruled both practices were illegal and granted a permanent injunction.

The purpose of both practices “is the promotion of Christianity by distributing Bibles to elementary school students,” Perry wrote. “The policy has the principle or primary effect of advancing religion by conveying a message of endorsement to elementary school children.”

Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based law group that represented the school district, said he would appeal.

“I think the current policy creates an open forum that allows secular as well as religious persons or groups to access the forum to distribute information,” Staver said. “The court has clearly misread the First Amendment and the cases regarding free speech.”

The parents who sued are Christian but believe religious beliefs should be taught in the home, not school, said Anthony Rothert, legal director of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri.

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