January 20, 2015 SnyderTalk: Texas “Stand with the Prophet” Rally was Nothing Compared with the Courage and Compassion of One Muslim Man

1--Intro Covering Israel and ME

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you.” Psalm 122: 6


2--SnyderTalk Editorial 4


Texas “Stand with the Prophet” Rally was Nothing Compared with the Courage and Compassion of One Muslim Man

Thankfully, European governments are beginning to work together on what I hope will become a legitimate attempt to deal with the Islamist terrorist threat in their midst.  It’s none too soon.  Many months passed as they watched European citizens getting their heads cut off on video, and they did nothing.  It took a killing spree in Paris to get them moving.  That was their 9/11, but if their response ends up like our response to 9/11, they will have accomplished nothing.

European political leaders have allowed a gaping wound to fester.  As things stand now, it’s likely to burst wide open.  If it does, we will witness mass vigilante justice that will shock the world.  It’s what happens when governments fail to perform their most basic task.  When ordinary citizens feel as though they have no choice but to take matters into their own hands, all hell breaks loose.

Vijeta Uniyal said that we have only ourselves to blame for our predicament, and he’s right:

For too long we have celebrated the erosion of our Western values, by calling it “multiculturalism.” Our politicians, intellectuals and academics seem to prefer indulging in “social romanticism” than questioning the exploding parallel legal and social norms that are emerging in immigrant Muslim communities.

Our politicians courted the radical clergy and lent their ears to their perceived grievances. Our politicians legitimized these persons — who often turn out to be extremists posing as moderates — as the sole representatives of all Muslim immigrants. Most of all, we failed to extend our hand of solidarity to those brave Muslim men and women who dared to defy the radical elements within their own communities.

Freedom of speech and freedom of inquiry have been central to the rise of Western civilisation, bringing with them values — such as freedom of (and from) religion, governance at the consent of the governed, and equal justice under law — unparalleled in the human history. Instead of passing on this flame of enlightenment and freedom to the Muslim world, we have undermined it at home.

The Western school systems have brought forth a generation that, by taking these gifts for granted, has failed to learn how irregular in history they are, and the heavy price that was paid by generations gone by to secure them.

That’s history.  Now we have to deal with the problem.  As I said, I hope Western leaders are serious, but I won’t believe they are until I see concerted and coordinated action over time.

This problem didn’t suddenly materialize out of the nowhere.  It surfaced in the early 1960s, and it’s gotten worse with each passing decade.  Something should have been done about it long before now, but our leaders put it on the back burner and pretended that it would miraculously go away.  That was a tragic and costly mistake.

Our 9/11 was part of the problem.  It was dramatic enough to get people’s attention.  The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were supposed to solve the problem once and for all, but more than anything else, they proved that the West doesn’t have the kind of staying power and focus needed to finish the job.  That revelation emboldened our enemy.

Thanks to our irresolute effort, Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and a host of other Islamist states and terrorist organizations are flexing their muscles and taking the field of battle.  ISIS is one of them.  Our approach to each new problem is more talk and token shows of force.  That’s not the solution.  Political leaders in the West should know that by now.  Each time we subdue the enemy in one location, he pops up in several other locations as though nothing has changed, and truthfully, nothing has changed.

In the face of all the carnage being inflicted on the world by Islamist terrorists, what is the Muslim response in the United States?  On Saturday, they held a “Stand with the Prophet” rally in Texas:

Muslim leaders from across America will gather in Texas this weekend to hold the annual Stand With the Prophet in Honor and Respect conference, a weekend forum that is being billed as a “movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message,” according to event information.

The Saturday event, which seeks to combat “Islamophobes in America” who have turned the Islamic Prophet Muhammad “into an object of hate,” according to organizers, comes just a week after radicalized Islamists in France killed 17 people.

The victims died in events that began with the shooting attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo for its satirical cartoons that skewered the prophet.

Organizers of the event place the blame for Islam’s bad reputation on the media and so-called American Islamophobes who have “invested at least $160 million dollars to attack our Prophet and Islam,” according to the conference web page.

This is how The Dallas Morning News described it:

A conference billed as a fund-raiser to build a center dedicated to teaching Muslims how to combat negative depictions of their faith drew crowds of protesters Saturday in Garland.

Some who turned out to picket the event said Islamic beliefs pose a threat to the American way of life.

Counter-protesters also attended, urging understanding and cooperation.

The $20-per-ticket Stand With the Prophet in Honor and Respect conference was promoted by Sound Vision Foundation. The organization has said hate groups use the actions of international extremists such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram to turn public opinion against all Muslims.

“They want for people to see that we are kind, peaceful people,” a Muslim woman at the conference said. “We’re not here to fight; we’re not here to argue. We’re just here to show that we’re Americans, too.”

Imam Siraj Wahhaj, the leader of the Muslim Alliance in North America, was chosen as the keynote speaker for the event. Detractors say he advocates the overthrow of the United States and the imposition of Sharia law.

My heart goes out to ordinary Muslims who have been targeted because of the actions of Islamist terrorists, but people who fear Islam are not “Islamophobes” as the rally organizers would have us believe.  There are legitimate reasons to be afraid.

Every day, we see horrific images of people all over the world who are being mercilessly tortured, mutilated, murdered, beheaded, raped, and sold as sex slaves by Muslims.  What did they do wrong?  Nothing.  Their only “offense” was not being Muslims.

Ordinary Muslims are victimized by Islamist terrorists as well because the terrorists don’t think they are real Muslims.  Ordinary Muslims are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place.  It’s time for them to decide which side they are on and do more to distance themselves from Islamists if they don’t want to be lumped together with them.

Saying “I stand with the prophet” won’t solve their problem.  Islamist terrorists claim that they are “standing with the prophet”, too.  They even quote the Quran to justify their actions and scream “Allahu Akbar” while they do their dastardly deeds.

The Texas rally’s slogan “Stand with the Prophet” sent the wrong message, didn’t alleviate people’s fears, and didn’t change their minds.  In fact, it made matters worse because it suggested that ordinary Muslims are the real victims, not the millions of innocents who have been slaughtered in the name of Islam.

One young Muslim man in Paris, Lassana Bathily, did more to calm people’s fears than a million “stand with the prophet” rallies.  On his own initiative with no help from anyone and with no money for publicity, he hid 6 innocent shoppers in a chiller to save their lives while Islamist terrorists were slaughtering mostly Jewish shoppers in the Hyper Cacher supermarket.  If more ordinary Muslims demonstrated that kind of courage and compassion, we wouldn’t have this problem and there would be no need to hold rallies to whine about “Islamophobes”.

There are roughly 1.6 billion Muslims.  About 240,000,000 of them are potential Islamist terrorists.  How many Muslims are there who are like Lassana Bathily?  I would love to know for a certainty that there are many, and I suspect that there are, but at this moment, I can point to only one.

U.S. Muslims should consider holding “Stand with Lassana Bathily” rallies.  That would send the right message.






13--Perspectives 2


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on YouTube: The International Jihadist Movement Has Declared War—The international jihadist movement has declared war. They have declared war on anybody who does not think and act exactly how they would think and act, they have declared war and are executing it on a massive scale, on a whole range of countries with which they are in contact, and they have declared war on any country like ourselves that values freedom, openness, and tolerance. We may not like this and wish it would go away, but it is not going to go away. And the reality is we’re going to have to confront it. Obviously that is what we’re doing in concert with our allies, dealing with the very worst manifestation of this, the jihadist army that is occupying parts of Syria and Iraq. This is going to be, unfortunately, the reality of the world we are living in for quite some time. We’re just going to have to face that head on and deal with it. That is what our government is committed to do.

David Horovitz: France: A Watershed Moment in the Western Battle against Islamic Extremism?—However improbable this may sound, it seems clear that French President Francois Hollande did not want the prime minister of the world’s only Jewish state to attend a rally organized in at least partial solidarity with a Jewish community that had just seen four of its members gunned down. Hollande feared that Netanyahu’s presence would shift focus from solidarity with France to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and wider Jewish-Muslim relations. Now that the marchers have all gone home, what are the French actually going to do about the mounting challenge of Islamist terrorism? Does anybody seriously believe, for instance, that France is about to launch a crackdown on Islamist groupings at its higher-education institutions, or devote serious resources to investigating potential incitement at local mosques? Are France and the rest of Europe about to introduce passenger profiling at EU entry points, the way Israel does? Is the EU set to sanction Turkey for facilitating the flow of radicalized European Muslims to and from the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq? Do the last few days of Islamist murder in France constitute a watershed moment in the Western battle against Islamic extremism? I fear not.

Abigail R. Esman: Europe: “Je Suis Charlie”? Maybe. “Je Suis Juif”? Not Really.— The four people gunned down in Paris on January 9 had not even been buried yet — four men murdered by a Muslim terrorist just for being Jews — when Amsterdam’s pro-Palestinian student group demanded an academic boycott against Israel. Not that they are anti-Semitic — not a bit, insists Studenten for Rechtvaardig Palestina [SRP], which models itself on the American Students for Justice in Palestine, an organization that merely accuses Israel of genocide. A leader of the group, Sarah (who would not give her last name to reporters, she said, for fear of reprisals), declared, rather, “I find anti-Semitism terrible. We are against it, and we said so from our first informational meeting. I find Israel as bad as IS,” she continued, “and I am Muslim myself.”

AP: Secret burials, rally ban: France hopes to head off unrest—French authorities on Saturday sought to head off possible civil unrest and glorification of terrorism after the country’s worst terror attacks in decades, assenting to quietly bury the two brothers involved in the rampage and banning an anti-Islamist demonstration in Paris. The moves came amid a groundswell of popular antagonism across Europe against radical Islam, stepped-up police efforts to prevent terrorism, and protests against caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad across the Muslim world that have underscored vast cultural differences.

Eric Bradner: Burr hits US allies in Middle East—The United States’ allies in the Middle East should face “ramifications” if they aren’t more helpful in the fight against terrorism, the Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says. Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have been “a contributor to the funding since al Qaeda was created,” Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina told CNN’s Jim Scuitto Sunday on “State of the Union.” […] And, hopefully, our administration is reaching out to them, as is the global community, and saying, ‘Things have to stop. You have to quit funding terrorism. You have to quit teaching this to your youth,'” Burr said.  “We have got to make sure that we’re after the same future that they are,” he said. “And I dare say that if they’re not willing to help us in that partnership, then there ought to be some type of ramifications from it.”

Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard: Sweden: From “Humanitarian Superpower” to Failed State— Sweden’s “December Agreement” may be fairly described as a soft coup d’état; it has paved the way for Sweden’s demise. Six of the eight political parties in parliament have simply decided to exclude from the parliamentary process the only party to oppose mass immigration and defend Swedish culture. The new system may also be described as a consensual dictatorship. The price tag for immigration is possibly 110 billion Swedish kroner (close to $14 billion) per year. That is a lot of money in a country with 10 million inhabitants. The politicians, however, keep insisting that immigration from third-word countries is an economic boon. Nor is it discussed in the media. Anyone even daring to mention that there may be a problem is labeled a “racist,” a “fascist,” or a “xenophobe.” One may safely predict that Sweden’s goose will be cooked well before the December Agreement runs out in 2022. Its days as a free and democratic welfare state will be over. A population of perhaps eight million Swedes cannot accommodate and pay for perhaps four million such immigrants in eight years. It is as if the U.S. were to accept 150 million.

Samuel Westrop: Are British Salafists Gaming the System?— On January 6, British MP Yasmin Qureshi hosted the launch in the House of Commons of a report by the lobby group Claystone. The report, entitled, “Rethinking Radicalization and Extremism,” argues that “extremist ideology” is not the root cause of terrorism, yet it posits that proposed government legislation to limit freedom of expression (for extremists) is expected to galvanize recruits to terrorist causes. Claystone has received a great deal of press in the past few months. In November 2013, the British media widely reported the release of another Claystone study, which claimed that Muslim charities were subject to unjust scrutiny because of suspicions they were “involved in radicalisation and extremism.” The study, which was featured on both the front page and editorial section of The Times, relied exclusively on Claystone’s report. The Times described Claystone as “a London-based think-tank specializing in Muslim issues.”

David Wood: Winning the Battle, Losing the War—Every few days, the headquarters of the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State militias issues a communique on how the war is going, listing the number of coalition air attacks and targets. The attacks are framed as progress, but we know from 13 years of painful experience in Iraq and Afghanistan that accounts of combat strikes don’t necessarily reflect a war that’s being won. “Winning” doesn’t mean a continuous stream of air strikes, but building outposts of stability. It requires helping nations to build their economy, government and civil society to enable them to stand independently against the tide of radical, ruthless Islam. In short, the hard-won American battlefield victories and costly air strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria and perhaps elsewhere may count for little if those gains are not consolidated off the battlefield.

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror: Hizbullah’s Firepower Exceeds that of Most European Armies Combined—Hizbullah represents Iran’s long reach against Israel. Its arsenal numbers some 150,000 missiles and rockets, several thousand of which have a range that covers the entire State of Israel. This substantial firepower exceedes the firepower possessed by most of the European states combined. Hizbullah also has long-range, surface-to-sea missiles, anti-aircraft missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and modern anti-tank missiles.

Mati Tuchfeld and Yael Branovsky: Poll: Netanyahu best suited to be prime minister— With 58 days remaining before the March 17 elections, a poll conducted by Israel Hayom and the New Wave Research Institute indicates that the frontrunners in the battle for the prime minister’s seat are current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog. According to the poll, 32 percent of the public thinks that Netanyahu is the best candidate to be prime minister, compared to 21 percent who think Herzog is the best candidate. Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid was seen as the best candidate for prime minister by 7 percent of Israelis, and Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon, Hatnuah leader Tzipi Livni, and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman were each deemed the best candidate by 5 percent of the public. Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett trailed in last place, with 4 percent of the public supporting him for prime minister. The poll was conducted on January 14 among 500 Hebrew-speaking Jewish Israelis over the age of 18. The poll had a margin of error of 4.4 percent.






9--Jerusalem Post


Miss Lebanon denies taking photo with Miss Israel, says she ‘photo-bombed’ her

Netanyahu: Israel must open Asian markets due to Islamization, anti-Semitism in Europe

Report: Six Iranians killed in Israeli strike in Syria, including Revolutionary Guards general

EU to appeal ruling that Hamas should be removed from terror list

Israel urges Argentina to pursue Iran terror case after prosecutor’s untimely death

WATCH: Video released of Arab teen stabbing Jewish man in Jerusalem’s Old City

‘Hezbollah will find it hard to show restraint after Golan attack,’ top Israeli ex-general says

UN peacekeepers, Lebanese army increase activity on Blue Line in light of Golan strike

As threatened ICC prosecution looms, IDF strives to prove independence of military justice

Israelis testify in Geneva before UNHRC’s Schabas commission on Gaza



10--Arutz Sheva


Israel and Japan: Two Democracies Threatened by Rogue States

Old White Phosphorous Bomb Explodes in Jerusalem

Framed Suicide? Shot Argentine Prosecutor Received Threats

Econ. Ministry: $2.5 Million Arab Hi-Tech Program

MK Shaked Asks France: Cancel B’tselem Show

Likud Announces Launch of Anglo Campaign

‘Workers Party’ Heads Herzog, Livni Millionaires

Slain Hezbollah Chief Planned Attacks in Golan

New Central Command Head: Maj. Gen. Roni Numa

Rivlin Meets Canadian FM Baird








10-year journey of deepening radicalism turned Paris brothers into hardened killers

Senior Hamas Official Said to Be Behind Gaza Bombings

Israel urges allies to pull funds from ICC

The Auschwitz survivor who adopted the camp chief’s grandson

Why Hitchcock’s film on the Holocaust was never shown

Palestinians hurl eggs and shoes at Canadian FM’s convoy

Islamic State throws men off building for ‘being gay’

Shin Bet says it busted Israeli Islamic State cell

Tehran: Nuclear talks will succeed if pressure stops

Israel’s chief rabbi schools Californian Jewish students

Israeli security official confirms strike near Syrian border



12a--Other News


NASA: 2014 Was Warmest Year On Record

SnyderTalk Comment: This is pure garbage.  See “Myth of Arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7 million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now” and “Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming?”.

These are facts:

1) The climate changes and it’s been changing since the beginning. 

2) Man-made CO2 emissions are not the cause of climate change.  Most of the change in climate that we know about occurred before man walked the earth. 

3) To cut costs, the powers that be reduced the number of climate tracking stations.  The ones they didn’t cut tended to be in airports and near cities.  Airports and cities are notorious “hotspots” because of all the concrete and asphalt and the lack of vegetation. 

4) Read Stand!

Canadian Foreign Minister assaulted in Ramallah

Israeli strike in Syria kills senior Hezbollah figures

Saudi Arabia Provides $60M for PA as Financial Aid Plummets

Europe remains on edge more than week after Paris attacks

Paris gunman buried amid violent anti-Charlie Hebdo protests

Thousands protest Charlie Hebdo cartoons in the Middle East

France warns citizens to stay indoors as violent protests spread in Niger

Pope Francis attracts world-record crowd in wet Philippines

Boko Haram fighters kidnap at least 60 in deadly Cameroon attack

Fighting in eastern Ukraine hits new heights

Yemeni Prime Minister targeted by gunfire








Busted! Turkey caught smuggling weapons to al-Qaida

Erdogan’s Turkey drifts away from the west

Dutch opposition says has documents proving Turkey sent arms to Syrian jihadists

Our “ally” Turkey’s idea of freedom of speech

For Armenia, Is Turkey’s Gallipoli Invite Good-Hearted Or Backhanded?

Ukraine Forces Repel Rebel Surge Before Polish Premier’s Visit

Turkish President Accuses the West of Being Behind Paris Attacks 

Turkey Says It Helped Hamas Become “Mainstream”  

Reception for Palestinian President in Turkey Mocked as Ottoman Circus

Missile-Manufacturing Firms in Syria Are Built by Iran 

Argentine Prosecutor Accuses President and Foreign Minister of “Covering Up” Iran’s Involvement in 1994 AMIA Bombing



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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Genesis 44: 18-34

18 Then Judah approached him, and said, “Oh my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord’s ears, and do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh. 19 My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father or a brother?’ 20 We said to my lord, ‘We have an old father and a little child of his old age. Now his brother is dead, so he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.’ 21 Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me that I may set my eyes on him.’ 22 But we said to my lord, ‘The lad cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.’ 23 You said to your servants, however, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you will not see my face again.’ 24 Thus it came about when we went up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. 25 Our father said, ‘Go back, buy us a little food.’ 26 But we said, ‘We cannot go down. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down; for we cannot see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’ 27 Your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons; 28 and the one went out from me, and I said, “Surely he is torn in pieces,” and I have not seen him since. 29 If you take this one also from me, and harm befalls him, you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow.’ 30 Now, therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, since his life is bound up in the lad’s life, 31 when he sees that the lad is not with us, he will die. Thus your servants will bring the gray hair of your servant our father down to Sheol in sorrow. 32 For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, then let me bear the blame before my father forever.’ 33 Now, therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the lad a slave to my lord, and let the lad go up with his brothers. 34 For how shall I go up to my father if the lad is not with me—for fear that I see the evil that would overtake my father?”

SnyderTalk Comment: Read His Name is Yahweh.


5--HNIY Print form 3

His Name is Yahweh explains why the Name of God, Yahweh, is so important.  It’s available in eBook format and in paperback.  It’s also available for free in PDF format.

  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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Jeremiah said the Messiah is Yahweh

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14--Blessings from Revelation 2

Blessings in the Book of Revelation is a book that you need to read, especially now.  There are blessings throughout the Scriptures but Revelation is the only book in the Bible actually containing a specific blessing for reading it. It’s repeated twice, once at the beginning and again at the end. This is the reason that I believe Revelation should be the first step toward studying biblical prophecy. Though not easy to do, Revelation can be broken down and understood by anyone, not just the academic elite. So, Revelation’s blessings are for everyone.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.


Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming. Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? deals with a question that every Christian has to consider: what should I do with my life? Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide. It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.

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