Archive for November 2nd, 2009

I Have Become All Things to All Men

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 (New International Version)

Jewish Terrorist Arrested for Alleged Series of Hate Crimes

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Notice the Israelis don’t have a problem calling one of their own a “terrorist”. Unlike the rest of the world, they recognize terror for what it is, no matter who perpetrates it.

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Israel Police have arrested an American-born Jewish settler who is allegedly behind an unprecedented series of deadly terror shootings and bombings spanning over a decade, in which two Palestinians were killed and Israel Prize Laureate Prof. Ze’ev Sternhell was injured. According to the Shin Bet, he also planted a bomb at the entrance to house of a messianic family in Ariel, seriously wounding their son, then-15-year-old Ami Ortiz.

Yaakov “Jack” Teitel, 37, was arrested by the Israel Police’s elite counter-terror unit YAMAM on October 7th as he was hanging flyers in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof in support of the attack on a Tel Aviv gay and lesbian youth club in August in which two people were killed. Teitel, the Shin Bet said, was not the gunman in that attack.

Teitel, the father of four from the settlement of Shevut Rahel, came to Israel in 1997 and allegedly succeeded in smuggling a pistol into Israel aboard a British Airways flight. The Shin Bet says the gun was used to kill an east Jerusalem cab driver on June 8, 1997 and two months later to shoot and kill a Palestinian shepherd near the settlement of Carmel in the Southern Hebron Hills.

Teitel then left Israel for Florida and returned three years later in 2000. According to the Shin Bet he was wanted at the time by American authorities for his alleged involvement in violent criminal activity in the US.

“He was a lone attacker,” a senior Shin Bet official said when explaining why it took some 12 years since the first attack to arrest Teitel, who has a degree in business and made a living by developing websites.

Teitel, officials said, was an “autodidact” when it came to weapons expertise. In addition to the gun smuggled by air, Teitel is alleged also smuggled another nine automatic machine guns and pistols into Israel hidden in a shipping container. His father, who now lives in the settlement of Beitar Illit, served for many years as a dentist in the US Marines and officials said it was possible that Teitel learned about weapons and explosives during his time on military bases.

“He is an autodidact when it came to using weapons and assembling bombs,” the Shin Bet official said. “They were not the most advanced devices but they were pretty sophisticated and deadly.”

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Christian Voters May be Decisive Factor in Washington State Homosexual “Marriage” Vote

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Washington voters go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether to overturn a bill signed into law providing same-gender domestic partnerships for homosexual men and women. The bill provides for them basically the same benefits as those in a traditional marriage.

“If people in the state of Washington understand that it is ultimately marriage, then we’ll win this election,” [Larry Stickney of Protect Marriage Washington] predicts, “because the people in Washington do not want homosexual marriage.”

Although homosexual activists reportedly have outspent marriage traditionalists 13-to-1, polls have shown the issue in a dead heat. But Stickney says there is one source that is most important for victory for traditional marriage.

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Arizona Muslim Who Ran Down Daughter In Attempted ‘Honor Killing’ Arrested

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Thanks to the folks in the U.K. Faleh Hassan Almaleki, the man who ran down his own daughter in an attempted “honor killing”, has been arrested in Atlanta. After attempting to fly from the Mexico to the U.K., he was denied entrance to the country and sent back to the U.S.

PEORIA, Ariz. — An Iraqi immigrant accused of running down his daughter with his car because she was becoming “too Westernized” was returned to Arizona Saturday to face aggravated assault charges.

Faleh Almaleki was arrested Thursday when he arrived at Atlanta’s airport, sent from the United Kingdom after authorities denied him entrance. He was returned to the Phoenix-area city of Peoria, booked and taken to a county jail.

He is accused of striking and then running over his 20-year-old daughter and her boyfriend’s mother with his Jeep on Oct. 20 as the women were walking across a Peoria parking lot.

Noor Almaleki remains hospitalized in serious condition after undergoing spinal surgery. The other woman, Amal Khalaf, is in serious but stable condition, according to family members.

Police said the Almalekis moved to Peoria from Iraq in the mid-1990s.

Family members said Noor Almaleki had been living with her boyfriend and Khalaf, and Faleh Almaleki was upset that his daughter had become too “Westernized,” had failed to live by traditional Muslim values and had disrespected the family.

After the incident, authorities said Almaleki went to Mexico. He eventually flew to London, but United Kingdom Port of Entry authorities denied him entry into the country.

They contacted U.S. authorities and Almaleki was put on a flight back to Atlanta, where he was arrested.

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Jobs Created by Obama’s “Stimulus” Program Zero or Worse

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

The White House is boasting that 650,000 jobs have already been saved or created under President Obama’s economic stimulus plan, and that the program is on track to reach the president’s promise of 3.5 million jobs by the end of next year. White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein says when adding in jobs linked to $288 billion in tax cuts, the stimulus plan has created or saved more than one-million jobs.

However, J.D. Foster, an economist at The Heritage Foundation, says the White House is making brazen claims about job creation during a time of rising unemployment. He believes their figures are “fraudulent and misleading.”

“In saying that, I’m not criticizing the calculation of the number that they’ve put out, but rather the interpretation. What they have referred to in effect is a ‘gross jobs created’ number, and they ignore the jobs that their program has destroyed,” says Foster. “And so you end up with a positive. But when you look at the jobs that are destroyed by this program, they’re to a first-approximation equivalent to the jobs they say they’ve saved or created, and you end up with at best a net zero — and in all likelihood a significant reduction in employment because of this program.”

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“Of Lies, Evil and Good Men Doing Nothing” by Bill Wilson

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

After the millions of protestors who attended rallies, town hall meetings and marched in the streets against socialized health care, the Congress is going ahead with it anyway. They apparently believe they know better than the people who elected them. And the lies and deceit perpetrated upon the American people is unprecedented. But the stakes are high. This White House and Congress are attempting to do what no enemy, foreign or domestic, has ever succeeded in doing – the complete takeover the United States of America. The government will control the vast majority of the economy once it conquers nationalized healthcare – and it will control the purse strings of every American.

The man who occupies the Oval Office went on television September 10 and lied to the American people about his health care plans. He said that “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.” Fact Check by the liberal Annenberg Public Policy Center admits that this statement is false. A public option – government ownership of health insurance – requires funding called premiums, which would be used to fund abortions. It is technically not a tax, but nevertheless government required funding. He also said that his program would not add “one dime” to the federal deficit. All expert analysis on this program indicates that nearly a trillion dollars will be added over a ten year period.

He said that he would support not having a public option. A public option is government provided health insurance. It is the hub of the entire socialist takeover. These socialists are selling the public option as the only way that competition is introduced into the insurance industry. It is a complete lie as the public option means that private insurance companies would have to compete with a government monopoly – how does one compete with an entity that has unlimited funding? The public option is back in the legislation offered by the Senate. And the White House has so far succeeded in defusing the American public’s opposition to it by saying there would be no public option.

Irrespective of the debate over the horrors in the health care legislation, the bottom line is that the entire concept is unconstitutional. Health care is not a right. Quite the opposite, it is forbidden for the federal government to be involved. The 10th Amendment states,

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

But 2 Timothy 3:13 says,

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

And statesman Edmond Burke said in October 1789,

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

It is time to act with passion and conviction.

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“Judgment of Islam” by Todd Strandberg

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

It was another bad week in the Middle East. There was mass murder on a scale not seen in years.

On October 25, twin car bombs targeted two Iraqi government buildings, killing at least 160 people and wounding more than 500 in central Baghdad. It was the deadliest attack in Iraq since 2005.

A few days later, a car bomb struck a busy market in northwestern Pakistan, killing 118 people—many women and children. The Wednesday attack left more than 200 people wounded, with over 25 in critical condition.

I think we all know by now that the term “suicide bombing” has a direct connection to the Islamic faith. If a car bomb exploded tomorrow in Berlin, Germany, it would be a safe bet to blame followers of Muhammad for the attack. I had to go back to April 1995 and the truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City to find the last time a non-Muslim carried out a major terrorist attack. If there were no Islamic faith, there would be no need for the Department of Homeland Security.

One of the reasons I have become interested in prophecy is that I believe much of life makes absolutely no sense unless you can apply a biblical guide to it. A strictly secular mind would have a very difficult time trying to make logical sense out of many world events.

Anyone with an IQ above 50 would have to wonder why Islam has not suffered any major scorn for these depraved bombings. The truth is that Islam has actually grown in popularity.

The killing of women and children in these attacks would seem to be a violation of the most fundamental rule of nature. Even in the most brutal wars of history, there have been guidelines that both sides followed. These terrorists are killing their own countrymen. It makes no difference to them that they slaughter people who worship the same god as they do.

I find it very frustrating to see Islam playing the role of “Teflon religion.” The evil deeds of its followers never come back to taint the mother faith. It’s like Adolf Hitler walking away scot free from any blame after the defeat of Nazi Germany.

The only logical answer would have to point out the level of control Satan has over this world. Because a unified global religion is part of Satan’s master plan, we are not going to see Muslims portrayed as a pariah religion–a title it deserves to have.

This is why the bombings of last week will quickly fade from memory. They will only be remembered as reference points when another massive terrorist attack takes place.

Whenever I write an article, I always do various searches to see what other people have written on the topics related to my article. I did a search on “Judgment of Islam” and mostly came up empty-handed. Sadly, very few Christians are bothered to address the subject.

Let there be no mistake: Judgment will eventually come to the Islamic world. I don’t know why people who understand Bible prophecy are so timid about what is obviously soon to come. Someday, it will side with Israel ‘s enemies and suffer a series of defeats.. God’s wrath will leave most Islamic nation as a vacant wastelands..

These Islamic terrorists are sealing their own fate by helping to bring about the Day of Judgment. It was just a few years ago that the scourge of suicide bombings attacks against civilian targets began in Israel. What started out as political attacks has quickly degenerated into an orgy of mindless killing. It will all come to an abrupt end when Jesus returns to earth.

“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Revelation 6:15-17).

— Todd

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“Erring on the Side of Americans” by Jeff Schreiber

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

When our brave soldiers capture, on the battlefield, a radical Islamic terrorist in the act of killing or attempting to kill Americans, thanks to Barack Obama’s administration they are required to inform them through reading Miranda rights of their privilege against self-incrimination as preserved by the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution. But the second they’re subject to additional scrutiny in how they defended their lives during a firefight, our soldiers’ right to due process is thrown out the window and, instead they’re decried as murders and rapists and terrorists themselves by the likes of Rep. Jack Murtha and Sen. John Kerry.

Should our fighting men and women be unfortunate enough to be captured in the streets of Iraq or the mountains of Afghanistan, they are murdered, their bodies burned and mutilated, their corpses dragged through marketplaces and hung from bridges. On our side, however, no jail cell is nice enough for the terrorists we capture. They are offered hot, religiously-sensitive meals, time for prayer, soccer balls, and thanks to this administration a chance at enjoying constitutional rights reserved for the very American citizens they dream about slaying.

And now, as schoolchildren are waiting and patients coast to coast are turned away due to a critical shortage in H1N1 vaccines, we learn this weekend that the Pentagon has decided to offer the vaccines to inmates at the detainee facility Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Detainees held at facilities like those at Gitmo, say Pentagon officials, are at high risk when it comes to the pandemic. Never mind that everyone who comes and goes from the facility are logged in officially. Never mind that our nation’s schools are veritable incubators for viruses big and small, nasty and benign. And never mind that Americans are the ones lacking the vaccine, while people who kill and want to kill Americans are on the short list.

I personally like what Rep. Mike Pence had to say on the matter, admitting on Friday that while we shouldn’t rule out offering the vaccine to inmates at Gitmo, because of the “acute shortages” facing actual American citizens, the proposal by the Pentagon should be suspended “until such a time that sufficient vaccinations are made available to the American public.”

But I think it goes even deeper than the common sense approach advocated by Rep. Pence. This goes to the heart of this administration’s–and, really, the left’s–complete inability to discern good from evil. In the eyes of people like Barack Obama, the American people and American allies are playing second-fiddle to every terrorist organization or dictatorial regime in search of legitimization. Barack Obama, in his Cairo speech, acknowledged the tragedy of the Holocaust but in accordance with his penchant for moral equivalence rationalized that, on the other hand, the Palestinians wandering the desert for six decades was just as tragic. He sided with former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who attempted to usurp that nation’s constitution and extend his term as the Honduran leader. He shipped $900 million in aid directly to the Gaza Strip and Hamas leadership. Heck, the White House even refused to appear on Fox News Channel, but has shown no such trepidations about sitting down with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong-Il, or sharing a smile and a handshake with Hugo Chavez.

Maybe I’m wrong or just closed-minded, but I want a president and an administration which errs on the side of security rather than political correctness, of a hard line rather than detente-at-all-costs, of freedom rather than totalitarianism. And, while I may believe that the hype surrounding the H1N1 virus is overblown and politically convenient, I want an administration that errs on the side of protecting Americans rather than those who wish to do us harm.

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