“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)
Ready or Not, they are Coming
The war is well underway. It’s Islam vs. the world.
“Ordinary peaceful Muslims” are suffering because they aren’t really Muslims. So are Christians. So is anyone who doesn’t buy Islamist manure.
The United States still isn’t engaged. President Obama enjoys talking about all the things that HE is doing, but reality doesn’t mesh with his version of events.
Every global leader knows it. Obama is a laughingstock. By association, so are we because we elected him.
Regrettably, the Democrat Party is in lockstep with their “fearless” leader. They deserve to lose the 2016 election and many more after that. Until Democrats turn from their wicked ways and seek Divine guidance, they will suffer. So will we if we elect them.
I’m not a Republican. Never have been. Never will be. I used to be a Democrat, though.
I wish I had confidence in the Republican Party. I don’t.
The way things are shaping up, it looks like 2016 will be a showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Of course, things can change, but that’s the odds-maker’s bet.
If it comes down to a choice between them, I’ll vote for Trump in a heartbeat. Some people are afraid of what Trump might do. I’m afraid of what Clinton will do.
Her record is abysmal. The only thing I can say for her is that she’s a woman. I refuse to vote for a person just because she has a vagina.
Actually, I can say one more thing for Hillary. She should be in prison today, not running for president.
In an article titled “Bombed, Burned, and Urinated On: Churches Under Islam” Raymond Ibrahim wrote about Muslim atrocities in January 2016. It’s worth reading. Below is an excerpt:
Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches
Iraq: The Islamic State blew up the country’s oldest Christian monastery, St. Elijah’s. The 27,000-square-foot building had stood near Mosul for 14 centuries. For several years, prior to 2009, U.S. soldiers protected and sometimes used the monastery as a chapel. “Our Christian history in Mosul is being barbarically leveled,” reported a Roman Catholic priest in Irbil. “We see it as an attempt to expel us from Iraq, [and] eliminating and finishing our existence in this land.” Yet, when Col. Steve Warren, spokesman for America’s military efforts against ISIS, was asked about the status of Christians in Iraq soon after the monastery’s destruction, he replied, “We’ve seen no specific evidence of a specific targeting toward Christians.”
Kosovo: Muslims urinated in an Orthodox Christian church in Pristina, the capital. Deputy Prime Minister Branimir Stojanovic condemned the desecration of the Temple of Christ the Savior: “Urinating in a sanctuary is shameful, uncivilized, vandalism.” (Last year in Italy, Muslims broke a statue of the Virgin Mary and also urinated on it.) Stojanovic added that, “The quiet observation of the demonstrators by the police, as they entered the temple and urinated is also shameful.” Serbian [Christian] sanctuaries in Kosovo are constantly desecrated,” the deputy prime minister said.
Algeria: On January 7, unknown vandals damaged, robbed, and wrote jihadi slogans on a church. Furniture, ritual objects, and money worth about U.S. $8,000 was stolen from Light Church in Tizi-Ouzou, around 62 miles from Algiers. According to Pastor Mustapha Krireche, “Thieves broke into the inside of our church through the window, because we installed a reinforced door very hard to force open. … They took the music equipment like guitars, synthesizer, percussion, and sound equipment, plus a printer, the trunk of tithes, a sum of money, and other material.” The assailants left Islamic supremacist graffiti on the church walls including “Allah Akbar [“Allah is Greater”].” The church was targeted at least twice before: in 2009, “about 20 Islamist neighbors tried to block the congregation … from meeting for worship”; in 2010, a group of Muslims rampaged through the church building, trying to burn it down and damaging Bibles and a cross.
Kuwait: Lawmaker Ahmad Al-Azemi said that he and other MPs will reject an initially approved request to build churches because it “contradicts Islamic sharia laws.” He added that Islamic scholars are unanimous in banning the building of non-Muslim places of worship in the Arabian Peninsula.
Mongolia: Days after a church celebrated Christmas, explosives were thrown into the stove chimney of a Kazakh house-church. As a result, “Believers decided not to come together for a while. They [are] afraid of a repetition of the explosions in the homes of believers,” said a church leader. Large numbers of people had attended the church’s Christmas services and local Christians believe that this turnout had “angered some of the local Muslims and led them to carry out the attack.”
Pakistan: Three churches were attacked:
1) Apostolic Church was burned in the Punjab. The church building was torched a day after a prayer vigil for Epiphany on Jan. 6. Pastor Zulfiqar of the Apostolic Church said Bibles and sacred vessels were also lost in the blaze. An earlier dispute between Muslims and Christians is believed to be behind the arson attack. Locals accused police of being negligent, as usual. According to a local resident: “All the local Christians are now in great fear, the fire illustrates that Christians are not wanted in the local area.”
2) Akba Azhar, a 26-year-old Muslim man, broke into the Victory Church in Kasur and burned copies of the Bible and other sacred books. Although he was captured and detained by a group of Christians who handed him over to police, and although any act of blasphemy against any religion is punishable in Pakistan by death, police claimed that he was mentally unstable and therefore could not be tried. Local Christians disagree, insisting that he is of sound mind. Several Christians are on death row in Pakistan due to accusations of blasphemy against Islam.
3) A group of Muslims illegally seized a church property. The Christian congregation eventually gave up trying to reacquire its church building and a reconciliation meeting was held by police: “the Muslims instead armed themselves with guns and machetes and attacked the Christians’ family members in their homes,” said local Christian, Bashir Masih. After the church seizure, Muslims in the area “made it almost impossible” for church members to worship even in their own homes. “We obtained written approval from the district police chief, Rai Ijaz, to hold a three-hour prayer meeting in the private courtyard of a Christian…” But when the congregation of about 30 Christians began worshipping, Rashid Jutt, a Muslim in his late 20s, appeared and disrupted the service. A young Christian in attendance stepped forward in an effort to stop the Muslim’s harassment. A fight started, but the congregation separated the two men. The Muslim vowed to “teach all of us a lesson” as he left, said Masih. Apparently the Muslim’s revenge was to tell police that the Christian congregation tied him up and tortured him. The Christian congregation “immediately reached the police station and told the inspector in-charge what had really happened.” A police officer advised them to drop the matter and instead try to “reconcile with the Muslim youth.”
The Christians agreed to a reconciliation meeting, but the Muslim never showed up. Instead, they found him “and some 30 other men armed with guns, machetes, and batons storming through our houses and beating up our boys.” The Christians instantly called police, who arrived slowly and “did not arrest any of the Muslims. … We feel that the entire Muslim community has turned against us for standing up against their aggression. … Even the local police, are on the Muslims’ side,” Masih concluded, “as raids were being conducted to arrest Christian boys while no effort is being made to arrest Jutt and his accomplices, whom we have named in our police complaint for attacking our homes and beating up our boys.”
There is still time to deal with the Islamist threat to the world, but the cost of procrastination is very high.
See “Spanish police seize 20000 uniforms being sent to ISIS labeled as used clothing”. We can pretend that the ISIS threat is small, but the evidence screams that it’s large and growing.
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1: Rachel Avraham—Jews for Jesus missionaries support pro-terror Palestinian organization:
Missionaries from Jews for Jesus in Israel are allying themselves with the anti-Zionist Palestinian Christian organization Musalaha in order to attack the Aramean Christian community. After a speaker at a Musalaha conference called Aramean Christians loyal to Israel “collaborators,” the Aramean community responded robustly. JerusalemOnline reported last year that Father Gabriel Naddaf, the spiritual head of the Christian Empowerment Council which is based in Nazareth, Israel, called out the Musalaha organization after its founder Salim Munayer, who boasts his family connections to George Habash, the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror group, praised Hamas’ terror tunnels as sources of food and drink as well as a means to “get weapons to defend because they want to change the situation.”
In response to Naddaf, missionaries from Jews for Jesus defended Munayer’s stance on the terror tunnels. Jews for Jesus activist David Minsky, who works among many Israeli soldiers and other youth in Israel, asserted that Hamas was merely “defending themselves and the mess they created” during Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014. Labelling Israel’s security blockade of Gaza a “siege,” Minsky also suggested that Hamas may not have been to blame for the deaths of three Israeli teenagers on their way home from school before hostilities began – despite Hamas admitting to having kidnapped the boys. In further online comments, Minsky had suggested that Hamas was “trying to make life better” for the people of Gaza and that Father Naddaf should be sued for libel. Fellow Jews for Jesus missionary Chaim Birnbaum added that Naddaf’s post “had no foundational truths.”
This week, when Father Naddaf criticized a pact signed between Musalaha and leaders from Jews for Jesus, Minsky accused Naddaf’s organization of possessing “worthless, biased opinions.” Naddaf responded to Minsky by highlighting ties between Jews for Jesus missionaries and Anglican Vicar Stephen Sizer, who was banned by the Church of England from talking about Israel for life due to the suggestion that Jews were responsible for 9/11 and for his sharing of anti-Semitic material.
SnyderTalk Comment: A person isn’t a Christian because he claims to be one. He is a Christian because he has faith in Yahweh and is led by His Spirit.
Yahweh’s Spirit will never lead anyone to do anything that opposes Him. That’s what so-called “Christians” are doing when they align themselves with Israel’s enemies.
Heated exchanges are normal in parliaments the world over, but in Egypt one lawmaker expressed his anger toward his colleague by giving him the boot — quite literally.
Tawfik Okasha entered parliament for Sunday’s session and was greeted by a shoe flung at him by a colleague, Kamal Ahmed. That prompted the parliamentary speaker to expel both men from the session.
This was after Okasha, a popular television personality and owner of a satellite channel, hosted Israeli Ambassador Haim Koren at his home last week to discuss local and regional issues.
In a televised interview after the incident, Ahmed said Okasha “deserves 90 million shoes.”
SnyderTalk Comment: Relations between Israel and her Arab neighbors are improving, but as you can see, it’s rough sledding.
If Islamists are allowed to take control in any country, especially in an Arab country, that country will turn on Israel. Egypt is a perfect example.
When Morsi took control of Egypt with Obama’s help, the Muslim Brothers did an about-face where Israel is concerned. President Sisi is working to undo the damage done by Morsi, but it takes time.
Turkey isn’t an Arab country, but it’s still a good example. Relations between Israel and Turkey used to be great. That changed when Erdogan took control.
Erdogan is an Islamist, and he acts like a Palestinian.
Interestingly, Erdogan needs Israel’s help to survive even though he has made stabbing Israel in the back his claim to fame throughout the Arab world.
Will Israel help Erdogan? Probably. They are better than he is.
An Israel-based international lawfare group is preparing a class-action suit against the heads of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation for spurring viewers to commit terrorist attacks against Jews, The Algemeiner has learned.
Shurat HaDin—The Israel Law Center intends to sue Riyad al-Hassan and Ahmed Assaf for war crimes at the International Criminal Court at the Hague, after collecting thousands of signatures from plaintiffs, according to a video on its website and Facebook page.
Shurat HaDin told Army Radio on Wednesday that there is a precedent for such a suit, citing the lengthy prison sentences received by the heads of Rwanda’s TV and radio authority for war crimes, following incitement to murder during the civil war in that country.
Last week, Iran promised to pay $7,000 cash to families of every terrorist killed by Israel and $30,000 more if Israel demolishes their homes, effectively creating a life insurance policy for terrorists. (After all, Iran has lots of discretionary funds lately.)
The PLO is outraged!
They don’t have a problem with the morality of paying to support terror, though. They are upset because Iran refuses to send them the money to distribute, and instead wants to pay the terror families directly:
“The Palestinian Authority criticized Iran on Saturday for comments made by its parliament international advisor, who said Iran would send funds to Palestinians families through its own channels rather than through the PA.
Earlier on Saturday, Hussein Sheikh al-Islam was quoted by website al-Resalah as saying that ‘experience has proven that the [Palestinian] Authority is not reliable, so Tehran will send the money in its own way.’
‘Unfortunately, donations that were sent to the Authority did not reach the right people,’ al-Islam said.
Palestinian Presidency Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said it would have been better for Iran to officially transfer the funds to the PA’s organizations, instead of sending them through ‘twisted ways and illegitimate means.’”
SnyderTalk Comment: Nabil Abu Rudeineh revealed the PA’s true colors. Palestinian leaders are upset because they aren’t getting their hands on Iran’s money. It’s going straight to dead terrorists’ families.
They regard that as an insult, because it suggests that Iranian leaders don’t trust Palestinian leaders.
They are cold-blooded killers, but they don’t want to be insulted. Their logic is from the pits of hell.
5: Tony Badran—What the United States Is Really Doing in Syria:
Whether they support or oppose it, most observers converge on viewing President Barack Obama’s Syria policy as generally marked by passive detachment. After all, the president ignored the recommendations of many of his cabinet members and close advisers to arm Syrian rebels in 2012, or to enforce his “red line” against the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons to massacre civilians. Worried about being sucked into another Middle Eastern War—one that would pit the United States against one of Iran’s key allies in the region—Obama said no. Whatever happens in Syria can hardly be America’s fault, when we tried our hardest to stay out of the entire mess, right?
For elite pundits and their employers, nothing could be clearer. The New York Times editorial board believes that the situation in Syria is a tragic mess that the White House is selflessly doing its best to clean up by convincing the various stakeholders of the need to find a diplomatic solution and to ameliorate the humanitarian situation, which everyone agrees is truly awful and regrettable. But this effort, the Times reminds us, will “require a real transformation by Mr. Putin.” Because, while President Obama and Sec. John Kerry are doing their best, Russia delights in playing the spoiler, because Vladimir Putin is a bad person who doesn’t care about Syrian lives—or even about Russia’s own self-evident domestic and geopolitical interests. But whether or not you approve of any of the specifics of the policy, the most of important thing to understand is that nothing that happens in Syria is America’s fault, so no one has any logical reason to be mad at us. As Aaron David Miller emphasized, “[a]s horrible as the destruction in Syria has become, the U.S. doesn’t bear primary responsibility.” The administration may or may not have erred on the side of passivity, but it has been a passive actor nevertheless.
SnyderTalk Comment: The world is a much more dangerous place thanks to Barack Obama and his coconspirators in the Democrat Party.
6: Times of Israel—Trying to make sense of that ‘neutral,’ ‘totally pro-Israel’ Donald Trump:
When Donald Trump addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Presidential Forum last December, he proved again why the runaway success of his divisive campaign has upturned the expectations of so many.
A Republican hopeful seeking the support of a room full of pro-Israel Republicans, he doubted Israel’s willingness to make peace and declined to call Jerusalem the undivided capital of the Jewish state, a position that is held by most other candidates in his party.
But what most of the headlines coming out of the gathering highlighted was the manner in which Trump invoked what many consider to be offensive Jewish stereotypes, which included him saying, “You’re not gonna support me because I don’t want your money. You want to control your politicians, that’s fine.”
When the crowd erupted with boos over his answer to the Jerusalem question, Trump tried to reassure them. “Do me a favor, just relax,” he said. “You’ll like me very much, believe me.”
There is a growing push among many Republican groups to find some way to keep Donald Trump from capturing the nomination. The party’s 2012 nominee, Mitt Romney, added his support to that effort Thursday.
But what if Trump does win? Would his rivals back him in November?
That was the last question at Thursday’s GOP debate in Detroit.
First up, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who’s leveled some of the harshest attacks on Trump in recent days. “I’ll support the Republican nominee,” he said, citing the importance of keeping Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders from occupying the Oval Office.
As for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he said: “Yes, because I gave my word that I would,” referring to a pledge candidates signed last year to back the ultimate winner of the race.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said, “I kind of think before it’s all said and done I’ll be the nominee.” But, he allowed, “So if he ends up as the nominee — sometimes, he makes it a little bit hard — but, you know, I will support whoever is the Republican nominee for president.”
And Trump, who earlier in the race threatened an independent bid if he felt he was treated unfairly?
Yep, he’s on board even if he doesn’t win. “The answer is, yes I will,” he said.
SnyderTalk Comment: The GOP candidates should back Trump enthusiastically if he wins the nomination. Failure to do so will give us Clinton or Sanders as president. Either one of them would be a disaster.
8: Dr. Alon Levkowitz—Implications of Greater Chinese Involvement in the Mideast:
In January 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. In the cases of Iran and Egypt, this was the first visit from a Chinese president in almost a decade.
What does Xi Jinping’s visit to the Middle East mean? Does it suggest a Chinese political aspiration to shift the bipolar Russian-American balance of power in the region to a multipolar order, or is Beijing simply looking for business opportunities? In either case, what might be the implications for Israel of heightened Chinese engagement? Should Israel perceive China’s visits as a threat, or do they suggest the potential for cooperation and a new balance of power in the Middle East?
It seems that China’s incrementally greater interest in the Middle East is mainly economic – for the time being. But over the longer term, China is likely to become a more active player, one willing to project its military power in the region to safeguard the free flow of energy to China and protect its interests.
SnyderTalk Comment: China’s involvement in the Middle East is important and prophetic.
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)
See “His Name is Yahweh”.