Archive for March 8th, 2011

“HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF REP. PETER KING” by Fern Sidman

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Helen Freedman

Human rights activists of all stripes took to the streets on Sunday afternoon, March 6th in a rally supporting the upcoming proposed congressional hearings in which Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will discuss the increased radicalization of American Muslims and the potential for an implementation of Sharia law in the United States. Approximately 80 members of the Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam, the Liberty Alliance, the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero, Americans For a Safe Israel, Liberty Rocks, Blue Collar Corner, and Women United International gathered in the pouring rain near Times Square to make their voices heard. Rep. King is the chairman of the homeland security committee in Congress and has represented New York’s 3rd congressional district since 1993. His district includes parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties in central Long Island.

According to their press release, the Liberty Alliance stated that their gathering comes as a “counter-protest in response to a rally being held by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his wife, Daisy Khan, Imam Shamsi Ali and others in Times Square, entitled “Today I am a Muslim, too.” Couched in language of “interfaith dialogue” Imam Rauf and his supporters plan to attack decent Americans as “Islamophobic” for expressing their legitimate concerns about terrorism, Sharia law and jihad. The focus of their attack are Congressman Peter King’s upcoming Homeland Security Hearings.”

Daisy Khan, the executive director of the American Society of Muslim Advancement (ASMA) said in a press release that her rally will be a forum for “Muslim and non-Muslim alike to stand together in solidarity, speaking out as a collective American voice. Concerned Americans will take a unified stance against a rising Islamophobia caused by anxiety, misinformation, and ignorance. Despite best efforts to engage and integrate into American society, certain leaders nonetheless, continue to see Muslims outside of the American family portrait. Rep. Peter King, for example, will hold congressional hearings addressing, “The Radicalization of Muslim communities in America”, with testimony solely focusing on the Muslim community.”

The Kuwaiti born Imam Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan had spearheaded the building of the controversial mosque near Ground Zero in New York, which they dubbed as the “Park51” project.

Beth Gilinsky of the Liberty Alliance told those present at the rally, “as Americans are murdered here and abroad by Islamic radicals, Imam Rauf tries to turn the facts upside down, and blames the United States for Islamist violence and hatred. He says that “US policies were an accessory to the crime of 9/11.” He claims that Muslims are targets of widespread discrimination, hate speech and physical attacks. Meanwhile, the imams are working overtime to make Sharia law look benign. Indeed, Imam Rauf claims that “the American political structure is already sharia compliant.”

Denouncing President Obama for being unable to speak the words of truth regarding the authentic nature of jihad and Islamic terror, Helen Freedman, executive director of Americans For a Safe Israel, said, “We are living in the most dangerous of times and as Americans we would have hoped for a president who had the courage and temerity to label the enemy as they are. Those who threaten our safety and welfare are radical Islamists living amongst us and those on foreign shores and we should have leadership that is not afraid to say just that.”

She also took aim at Rabbi Marc Schneier of the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan who declared, “I am a Muslim” at a February 15th rally in Newark, New Jersey and called for instituting a twinning program between synagogues and mosques. Rabbi Schneier has aligned himself with the rally organized by Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan and was listed as one of their speakers. Moreover, he is reported to have labeled aspects of the upcoming congressional hearings as “un-American”. Joining Ms. Freedman in her castigation of Rabbi Schneier was Beth Gilinsky who said, “I am both appalled and totally shocked that Rabbi Schneier has enabled Imam Rauf in his quest to implement Sharia law in America. No one who truly cares about human rights and interfaith partnership can ignore the widespread and well documented evidence of slaughter and barbaric human rights abuses of non-Muslims, women, young girls, and gays under Sharia Islam across the globe.

Tim Sumner, co-founder of the 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America said, “Liberty Alliance coalition members will condemn Rauf’s efforts to falsely portray his efforts as a civil rights initiative. They will not derail King’s hearings.

“Given that two New Jersey men just pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy charges related to their efforts last year to join a Somali terror group, Americans of all faiths clearly need protection from homegrown terrorism. Americans support the upcoming homeland security hearings,” intoned Tim Brown of Liberty Rocks.

Dr. Marvin Belsky of the Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam said, “Those who support the efforts of Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan to help in the proliferation of sharia law can only be classified as “useful idiots” as Vladimir Lenin once said. The agenda of radical Islamists is clear, yet those who are indignant over “purported racial profiling” don’t grasp the concept that these forces would use violence and terrorism against anyone who is not a Muslim, as they have done for centuries.”

“There is an unholy alliance between the political left and the radical Islamists” continued Dr. Belsky. “Among those organizations and personalities aligning themselves with Imam Rauf are the most anti-Semitic and anti-Israel”, he said

Simon Deng, a former Sudanese slave said that he had just returned from the southern Sudan where it is expected that Christians will once again have a voice in government affairs after a recent election. Speaking of the freedoms he enjoys in the United States he warned, “As a young boy I was sold into slavery to radical Islamists. I am so proud to now be an American and I exhort you all to hold on to our freedoms for dear life. Over three million Christian Sudanese people were murdered by Islamists and we must fight to uphold our cherished democratic principles before they are taken from us.”

“These congressional hearings are designed to learn more about the American Muslim community as it pertains to ties with violent extremist groups who use terrorist tactics to get their message across. We applaud and completely support Congressman King’s efforts to further delve into this investigation. As Americans, we must realize the gravity of the situation and act immediately to defend our human rights,” said Beth Giliinsky.

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HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF REP. PETER KING

BY: FERN SIDMAN

Human rights activists of all stripes took to the streets on Sunday afternoon, March 6th in a rally supporting the upcoming proposed congressional hearings in which Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will discuss the increased radicalization of American Muslims and the potential for an implementation of Sharia law in the United States. Approximately 80 members of the Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam, the Liberty Alliance, the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero, Americans For a Safe Israel, Liberty Rocks, Blue Collar Corner, and Women United International gathered in the pouring rain near Times Square to make their voices heard. Rep. King is the chairman of the homeland security committee in Congress and has represented New York’s 3rd congressional district since 1993. His district includes parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties in central Long Island.

According to their press release, the Liberty Alliance stated that their gathering comes as a “counter-protest in response to a rally being held by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his wife, Daisy Khan, Imam Shamsi Ali and others in Times Square, entitled “Today I am a Muslim, too.” Couched in language of “interfaith dialogue” Imam Rauf and his supporters plan to attack decent Americans as “Islamophobic” for expressing their legitimate concerns about terrorism, Sharia law and jihad. The focus of their attack are Congressman Peter King’s upcoming Homeland Security Hearings.”

Daisy Khan, the executive director of the American Society of Muslim Advancement (ASMA) said in a press release that her rally will be a forum for “Muslim and non-Muslim alike to stand together in solidarity, speaking out as a collective American voice. Concerned Americans will take a unified stance against a rising Islamophobia caused by anxiety, misinformation, and ignorance. Despite best efforts to engage and integrate into American society, certain leaders nonetheless, continue to see Muslims outside of the American family portrait. Rep. Peter King, for example, will hold congressional hearings addressing, “The Radicalization of Muslim communities in America”, with testimony solely focusing on the Muslim community.”

The Kuwaiti born Imam Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan had spearheaded the building of the controversial mosque near Ground Zero in New York, which they dubbed as the “Park51” project.

Beth Gilinsky of the Liberty Alliance told those present at the rally, “as Americans are murdered here and abroad by Islamic radicals, Imam Rauf tries to turn the facts upside down, and blames the United States for Islamist violence and hatred. He says that “US policies were an accessory to the crime of 9/11.” He claims that Muslims are targets of widespread discrimination, hate speech and physical attacks. Meanwhile, the imams are working overtime to make Sharia law look benign. Indeed, Imam Rauf claims that “the American political structure is already sharia compliant.”

Denouncing President Obama for being unable to speak the words of truth regarding the authentic nature of jihad and Islamic terror, Helen Freedman, executive director of Americans For a Safe Israel, said, “We are living in the most dangerous of times and as Americans we would have hoped for a president who had the courage and temerity to label the enemy as they are. Those who threaten our safety and welfare are radical Islamists living amongst us and those on foreign shores and we should have leadership that is not afraid to say just that.”

She also took aim at Rabbi Marc Schneier of the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan who declared, “I am a Muslim” at a February 15th rally in Newark, New Jersey and called for instituting a twinning program between synagogues and mosques. Rabbi Schneier has aligned himself with the rally organized by Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan and was listed as one of their speakers. Moreover, he is reported to have labeled aspects of the upcoming congressional hearings as “un-American”. Joining Ms. Freedman in her castigation of Rabbi Schneier was Beth Gilinsky who said, “I am both appalled and totally shocked that Rabbi Schneier has enabled Imam Rauf in his quest to implement Sharia law in America. No one who truly cares about human rights and interfaith partnership can ignore the widespread and well documented evidence of slaughter and barbaric human rights abuses of non-Muslims, women, young girls, and gays under Sharia Islam across the globe.

Tim Sumner, co-founder of the 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America said, “Liberty Alliance coalition members will condemn Rauf’s efforts to falsely portray his efforts as a civil rights initiative. They will not derail King’s hearings.

“Given that two New Jersey men just pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy charges related to their efforts last year to join a Somali terror group, Americans of all faiths clearly need protection from homegrown terrorism. Americans support the upcoming homeland security hearings,” intoned Tim Brown of Liberty Rocks.

Dr. Marvin Belsky of the Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam said, “Those who support the efforts of Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan to help in the proliferation of sharia law can only be classified as “useful idiots” as Vladimir Lenin once said. The agenda of radical Islamists is clear, yet those who are indignant over “purported racial profiling” don’t grasp the concept that these forces would use violence and terrorism against anyone who is not a Muslim, as they have done for centuries.”

“There is an unholy alliance between the political left and the radical Islamists” continued Dr. Belsky. “Among those organizations and personalities aligning themselves with Imam Rauf are the most anti-Semitic and anti-Israel”, he said

Simon Deng, a former Sudanese slave said that he had just returned from the southern Sudan where it is expected that Christians will once again have a voice in government affairs after a recent election. Speaking of the freedoms he enjoys in the United States he warned, “As a young boy I was sold into slavery to radical Islamists. I am so proud to now be an American and I exhort you all to hold on to our freedoms for dear life. Over three million Christian Sudanese people were murdered by Islamists and we must fight to uphold our cherished democratic principles before they are taken from us.”

“These congressional hearings are designed to learn more about the American Muslim community as it pertains to ties with violent extremist groups who use terrorist tactics to get their message across. We applaud and completely support Congressman King’s efforts to further delve into this investigation. As Americans, we must realize the gravity of the situation and act immediately to defend our human rights,” said Beth Giliinsky.

Other speakers included attorney Liz Berney, Andy Sullivan of Blue Collar Corner, Arish Sahani of the Indian American Intellectuals Forum and Christine Brim of the Center for Security Policy.

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Fern Sidman holds a B.A, in political science from Brooklyn College. She was the educational coordinator for the Betar Youth Movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was national director of the Jewish Defense League from 1983-1985. She was a researcher for several books written by Rabbi Meir Kahane, ZTK”L. She was the managing editor of the publication entitled, The Voice of Judea, and is a regular contributor to its web site. She is currently a writer and journalist living in New York City. Her articles have appeared in The Jewish Press, The Jewish Advocate, The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, and numerous Jewish and general web sites including, Front Page Magazine, Daniel Pipes and Michael Freund.
We are delighted to have Ms. Sidman as a regular contributor to the Jesus is Lord, A Worshipping Christian’s Blog.

ABC Network Attacking Christianity with “Good Christian B-tches” Show

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

ABC knew that a show of this nature, with this title, would insult and upset Christians. They just plain didn’t care. Please sign the petition and be sure to let ABC’s advertisers know how you feel as well.

The ABC network is currently working on a pilot for a prime-time program called “Good Christian B-tches.”

It’s a Christian-bashing version of ABC’s current “Desperate Housewives.” The show centers on a recently divorced mother of two who moves back to the affluent neighborhood where she grew up to find herself in the whirling midst of gossip, Botox and fraud.

Disney-owned ABC has no reservations about creating hate speech against Christians, but you can be sure they would never consider a show called “Good Muslim B-tches” or “Good Jewish B-tches.”

With a title like “Good Christian B-tches,” you can imagine what kind of show it will be. Even if they change the title, the content will still mock people of faith.

TAKE ACTION

Sign a petition to ABC and parent company Disney to drop all plans to air the anti-Christian program “Good Christian B-tches.”

“Rapture Index Nears an All-Time High” by Todd Strandberg

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

If you think we might be a seeing a sharp rise in end-time activity, you would be correct. I’ve never seen a time when so many headlines are being ripped right from Bible prophecy. Over the past two months, Rapture Ready has had a 40-percent rise in its traffic load. A large portion of the hits come from thousands of people looking to see what Bible prophecy has to say about ongoing current events. Many of the key search subjects are related to earthquakes, the weather, the Middle East, and the economy.

The upsurge has had an impact on the Rapture Index. It has been climbing for several years and is now within a few points of its all-time high. The Index has not been this high since January 2003.

The Rapture Index is a type of “Dow Jones Industrial Average” for measuring end-time activity. Since Jesus said we will not know the day of the Rapture, I figured the best way to know where we on God’s prophetic clock is to track the events predicted to occur at the time of our Lord’s return.

There is something very interesting about what is happening with the index now versus how it behaved in the past. A decade ago, the increases occurred in spikes. The index would rocket up and then quickly fall back. Prophetic events would occur, then a low would follow. What we are seeing now is a relentless period of continuous activity.

The yearly lows for the Rapture Index do a very good job of showing how activity is rising. If you look at the list below, you will see a steady rate of increase. One way to examine this trend is to ask: When is the last time we’ve had a year without a major earthquake? In order for the earthquake category to rate as a 1, we would have to go a whole year without a 6.5 or greater trembler occurring in a major, populated area. It wasn’t too long ago that we could go a whole decade without seeing a quake strike a population center. Tropical cyclones have shown a similar surge in activity.

2003 Low 133
2004 Low 135
2005 Low 143
2006 Low 151
2007 Low 154
2008 Low 155
2009 Low 157
2010 Low 168

One shortcoming of the Rapture Index is that it doesn’t capture the historic significance of some recent end-time events. It only measures whether activity is rising or falling in frequency. Over the past year, I’ve noticed a dramatic increase in the number of historical events. Last summer, Russia had its worst drought on record, with the all-time hottest recorded temperature occurring in July. Australia’s Queensland territory suffered its worst flooding in the nation’s history, and two months later was hit by the most powerful cyclone ever. If this doesn’t cause the most skeptical people to scratch their heads, I should add that before that, Australia had just experienced its worse drought ever.

Another end-time occurrence that defies easy measure by the Index is morality. I believe it’s because we’ve hit rock bottom in many areas, and there is no room to go any lower. This week, I was at my dentist waiting to get a check-up. I was looking through the latest copy of People magazine and ran across a review of a new Broadway play that Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, have written. The play is about the adventures of a Mormon missionary in Africa. My eye caught excerpts of the lyrics of a song of unbelievable blasphemy aimed directly at God Himself.

It would be bad enough to speak of God in such a profane way, but all the more shocking is how cheery the reviews are about this gush of raw sewage. Here is how one reviewer spoke of the offense:

“The audience was then delighted by songs with lyrics like “(F-word) you, God,” “(F-word) you God in the (A-word)” and “(F-word) you God in the (C-word).” Each number had the feeling of a traditional Broadway musical, but twisted by the South Park humor.”

Last year, Stone and Parker received death threats when they produced a cartoon with Muhammad wearing a bear costume. They do something a thousand times worse to the God of the Bible, and audiences are delighted, with Christian leaders not even mad enough to issue a token “How dare you?” We are truly in the last of the last days.

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1). “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:13).

— Todd

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