Hillary Clinton And Google: Working Together To Bring You The Worst Refugee Crisis Since WWII (As Well As Every Successive “Charlie Hebdo” And “Brussels”)

Yeah, that’s right – the “Arab Spring”, a euphemism which really means “all hell breaking out on earth”, not only happened on Hillary’s watch but was significantly aided specifically because she was on watch. And yes, Obama’s was too but Hillary is the menace up for election so this is your warning!

How many millions of Syrians are fleeing the Middle East because of the current administrations foolish meddling?

People love to criticise George W. Bush’s Iraq war (don’t get me wrong, much deserved in many regards) but at least he left Iraq under control after his meddling.

Islamic State exists because Obama and Hillary worked overtime to let that control disintegrate and simultaneously threw their money, air power, and Google connections behind dismantling Middle Eastern dictatorships and opening the way for the rise of much, much worse.

In many respects, every successive Islamic terrorist attack on the West was either made possible or strengthened because Obama and Hillary broke the Middle East and forced everyone to evacuate to the West, innocent victim and terrorist alike. Now, gazillions of Muslim terrorists dressed up as Muslim refugees are plotting the next Charlie Hebdo or Brussels safely from within the tax-payer funded accomodation of every European capital city available.

But don’t think Hillary was alone in this desire to bring Marxist utopia to Syria – she had a helping hand from Google:

In a series of Hillary Clinton’s emails, WikiLeaks have revealed that Google attempted to aid Syrian rebels and boost defections from President Bashar al-Assad in 2012.

The emails between former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and the former head of Google Ideas discussed how the leading tech company could help topple the Assad regime in Syria using technology.

“Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool on Sunday that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from,” wrote former Google Ideas head Jared Cohen in an email to several White House figures.

Our logic behind this is that while many people are tracking the atrocities, nobody is visually representing and mapping the defections, which we believe are important in encouraging more to defect and giving confidence to the opposition. Given how hard it is to get information into Syria right now, we are partnering with Al-Jazeera who will take primary ownership over the tool we have built, track the data, verify it, and broadcast it back into Syria. I’ve attached a few visuals that show what the tool will look like. Please keep this very close hold and let me know if there is anything eke you think we need to account for or think about before we launch. We believe this can have an important impact.

The email, which was signed by Cohen, appears to have then been forwarded to Clinton with the comment, “FYI – this is a pretty cool idea.”

According to the Washington Examiner, Cohen has previously been very interested in uprisings in the Middle East. In 2009, the Google Ideas head reportedly asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to delay a scheduled maintenance on the site as it was believed that it could interfere with an uprising in Iran.

WikiLeaks, run by the controversial Julian Assange, have posted over 30,000 unsecure emails either sent or received by Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state. The emails are easily searchable for the public on the WikiLeaks website, and since the emails have surfaced, numerous embarassing discoveries have been made.

Former New York mayor Rudy Giulianni has claimed that Hillary is for all intensive purposes a founding member of ISIS:

On Wednesday’s episode of the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani had some harsh truth for Hillary Clinton and her supporters. During a segment discussing the idea that Hillary Clinton considers herself a warrior against terrorism, Giulianni openly mocked Clinton while scoffing at the idea that she might make a good Commander-in-Chief in the war on terror.

“She says we should ‘stand with Europe, but her president was sitting at a baseball game doing the wave and laughing instead of trying to rally the West against ISIS. What he did yesterday embarrassed me as an American. To rally our forces against ISIS, you have to come back to the White House and not leave until you have a plan. Hillary Clinton helped create ISIS, she could be considered a founding member! She was part of an administration that withdrew from Iraq and did not intervene in Syria at the proper time.”

Can’t say the evidence doesn’t back Giulianni on this.

So if you were thinking Hillary is the way forward in 2016, are you sure you want this woman with even more power?

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/03/22/leaked-clinton-emails-google-attempted-to-aid-syrian-rebels-against-assad/
http://eaglerising.com/31765/ouch-rudy-giuliani-says-hillary-clinton-could-be-considered-a-founding-member-of-isis/

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Saudi Arabia’s 34 Islamic Nation Coalition And The Makings Of The Coming Sunni-Shiite War

It’s complex but watching the mainstream media won’t help you come to an informed understanding of the major players in Islam.

Walid Shoebat’s commentary is worth some serious consideration:

Whenever Mecca is involved in instigating war, it sparks and fuels apocalyptic mania amongst Jihadists where they flock to play the role and be counted as true Muslims for judgment day sake. Several things stand out immediately about this new Saudi-based 34 Islamic states Coalition to combat ISIS. Saudi Arabia says that it plans to form a Muslim antiterrorism coalition saying it underlined a new muscular foreign policy aimed at confronting ISIS. This adds assurance to Muslims regarding their version of apocalypse where prior to the appearance of the Muslim Mahdi that a conundrum is caused by the appearance of an anti-Mahdi. A very interesting development as result of the war in Syria, Iraq and now that Arabia is getting involved sparking an apocalyptic fervor throughout the Muslims world (which we will explain in more detail later).
The 34-member bloc will fight terrorism in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan, so declared Saudi Arabia. The question is, how can Saudi Arabia fight ISIS, without the agreement of the Shia-majority nations of Iran and Iraq which are noticeably absent, as is their ally Syria? Turkey never got approval from Iraq and is causing a fiasco. This spells out the whole issue, that is, Sunni Wahhabist Saudi Arabia will end up having to confront the Shiites of Syria, Iraq and Iran as well. This does not spell out Muslim prophecy only, but also biblical prophecy.

With a Saudi war on ISIS, is Saudi Arabia finally getting tired of its own vomit, ISIS, which in the first place sprouted out of Saudi Arabian pure Wahhabism?

Wahhabist Islam was tasty to Arabs when they concocted the Wahhabist recipe and ate it daily, but it was very bitter when they were forced to re-eat what they vomited having had enough of ISIS. This is why many Muslims rather tickle their throats with a feather since they subconsciously know what Islam is all about.

This is so true, especially in Saudi Arabia itself. So is Wahhabism ready to denounce a Caliphate just because they prefer a monarchy? And how will such verdict square in the Muslim world; Saudi Arabia fighting ISIS very strongly will undermine its authority at home; how could Wahhabists religiously justify fighting other Wahhabists?

Saudi Arabia is checkmated no matter how one slices and dices the issues.

It has a hard-time combating ISIS. Didn’t we all hear this war on ISIS before? Back in March, didn’t the Arabs declare:

“Arab foreign ministers meeting in Egypt agreed a draft resolution to form a unified military force, in a move aimed at countering growing regional security threats … The Arab league chief described the resolution as ‘historic’ … The 22 Arab states often have different views on how to tackle crises and calls for a unified force in the past have failed to produce tangible results … Conflicts are intensifying in Yemen and Libya and the civil war in Syria is entering its fifth year … Islamic State militants have taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria and spawned splinter groups across the Arab world”

And what happened with that draft resolution? Nothing. It was all about Saudi Arabia bombing the crap out of the Shiite Houthis in Yemen, not ISIS.

This is more reason to believe that a Shiite-Saudi war is on the horizon. Many concluded that a Sunni-Shiite war will erupt. This analysis lacks in understanding that not all Sunnis are anti-Shiite as in the Turkish Sufis who also harbor hatred towards the Saudis just as much as the Shiites do. Although this is hidden in the daily Turkish expression in the media, nevertheless it is a historic vendetta since Saudis worked with the British to dismantle the Ottoman Empire in the past.

Saudi record proves the case. Arab allies conducted only 143 of the 2,827 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria in one whole year, while it sometimes conducted as many as 125 strikes against the Houthi Shiites in Yemen a day, according to the BBC.

But the problem for Saudi Arabia is that Syria doesn’t border Saudi Arabia like Yemen does, plus Saudis view Shiite-Alawite Assad just as they view Yemen, as the root problem, and have argued from the beginning (just as Obama argues and Turkey argued as well) that Assad has to be defeated first in order to defeat ISIS.

The declaration of war on ISIS by Saudi Arabia, has more to do with elevating its negative image. There are more reasons that Saudi Arabia is the whore that is hated by the surrounding nations which, will end up burning her. It is an attempt in trying to clean up its own ISIS image. Saudi Arabia found itself at the centre of several human rights controversies for its use of the same abuses ISIS does: public floggings, stonings and even beheadings as means of punishments and is also embroiled in an online storm after a Justice Ministry official reportedly threatened to SUE a Twitter user for likening the country’s approach to human rights to those seen in ISIS.

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK has attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for suggesting the kingdom supports ISIS. Saudi Arabia is involved in funding ISIS, a theory shared by many journalists and Middle East analysts and the Saudis want to clear their name.

And to top it all, in the Arab world, we have a saying “The Arabs agreed never to agree”!

The Arab states will argue over the exact definition of terrorism. The Saudi authorities’ interpretation of it extends far beyond the violent actions of armed insurgents. Recent legislation has branded peaceful opposition activists and reformers, whether online or in the street, as suspected “terrorists” and a security risk to the state. Amnesty International said it had concerns that this new coalition could be used to further restrict human rights.

Saudi Arabia is becoming hated by the day and needs to clean its image. In announcing the coalition, the Saudis stated that Islam forbids “corruption and destruction in the world” and that terrorism represents “a serious violation of human dignity and rights, especially the right to life and the right to security”.

Where is this in Sharia? No where. This is why they are using all the secular talk.

THE MUSLIM PROPHECY AND THE ANTI-MAHDI CONUNDRUM

Where Muslims fight each other in Arabia and the Levant (Syria), it sparks the prophecy that goes viral in the Muslim world regarding their view of their versions of the man of sin. The war and rumors of war in Syria and now stemming from Mecca itself with involvement of the royal family fuels Jihadists on both sides of the fence, be it the Shiites or the Sunnis. This spells out, in the Muslim mind, the Muslim version of Armageddon.

Here, let me explain. Just as Christian prophecy has a Christ and a false Christ called Antichrist, Muslim prophecy has a Mahdi and a false Mahdi (anti-Mahdi) they call Sufyani who comes from the lineage of Muhammad the prophet of Islam just as some Protestants believe that Antichrist comes from the lineage of Abraham being a Jew.

And just as Christians divide between Catholic view and Protestant view, where the Antichrist arises from, Muslims too divide as to where the Anti-Mahdi arises from.

Its the devil’s oldest trick in dividing human beings causing them to kill each other.

What better idea than to transfer the idea of Harlot from being Saudi Arabia where Protestants who do not pay close attention to the biblical narrative regarding the harlot of Babylon, believe that Vatican is “Antichrist and Harlot”?

Such divide caused the death of hordes of Christians who were stupid enough to believe a demonically inspired interpretation when Babylon is clearly in the region of the Middle East and not in Europe!

Jesus gave us a key, biblical wisdom has it, that we must understand the mindset of God and also understand the mindset of the devil (be as wise as serpents).

Likewise with Muslims, the devil is also at work. Many devout Shiites view the Syrian civil war as the fulfillment of a Shiite version of the prophecy that presages the end of time: a devil-like figure, Sufyani, raises an army in Syria and marches on Iraq to kill Shiites. At times ISIS’s Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is viewed as the Sufyani while others believe the leader of Qatar, a chief backer of Syria’s Sunni rebels is (the anti-Mahdi) Sufyani. These two come from Muhammad’s lineage as many Saudi royals do.

And the Muslims do not take these issues kiddingly. Thousands are flocking to Syria to protect Islam from the Sufyani. It’s the kind of stuff the western media never tells you about.

Despite fighting bitterly against each other in Iraq and Syria, Sunni and Shi‘a Islamists have been drawn to the battlefield are motivated by this common apocalyptic belief believing that they are fighting in the vanguard of the Mahdi, the Muslim savior whom the Prophet Muhammad prophesied would appear in the Levant (the coastal Mediterranean region that includes Syria and Lebanon).

Muslims killing one another somehow fulfilling a prophecy of Muslims defeating infidels as a standard since these prophecies arose from sectarian conflicts in early Islam waged in Iraq and the Levant.

What is going on between Sunni and Shiites is a parallel to past Islamic prophecies. And if God has parallels in the Bible, the devil who studies the Bible has arranged similar parallels for the rebellious Muslims.

How these prophecies developed stem from Muslim history in Arabia itself. Soon after the death of Muhammad, civil wars or tribulations consumed the Muslim empire as Muhammad’s immediate successors, the caliphs where partisans on both sides circulated prophecies in the name of the Prophet to support their sect. For such divisive war the prophecy of “the Sufyani” arose.

According to the prophecies, the Sufyani descends from Abu Sufyan, the leader of Muhammad’s tribe in Mecca who persecuted the Prophet and his early followers. Although Abu Sufyan and his family later converted to Islam, Abu Sufyan’s son fought Muhammad’s son-in-law, Ali, for control of the Islamic empire and eventually became caliph, establishing the Umayyad dynasty that ruled for nearly a century.

And today, this apocalyptic vision is transcribed all throughout the Arab and Persian media. Watching the invited analysts in any Arab TV where there is a Sunni and a Shiite in the fair-and-balanced clip it became customary to see these terms “Umayyad” or “Safawi/Safavid” in almost every heated argument where a Shiite would call the Sunni analyst “Umayyad” while the Sunni calls the Shiite “Safawi rebel”.

An Umayyad Calph pictured on an early Umayyad coin. Notice the Ziggurat with the pole and crescent moon on top, reminiscent to Babylon

Such prophecies have become reality even when it comes to stereotyping. Sunnis dismiss Arab Shias as Safawis (a term that paints them as Iranian agents from the Safavid empire), rafidha (rejecters of the faith), and “majus” (Magi, Zoroastrian or crypto Persian), to describe Shias. Iranians describe Sunnis as takfiris (code for al-Qaeda/ISIS terrorists) and Wahhabis. In fact, and unlike what prevails western media, it has become the norm today to see the the Turks accused by Arabs all over the Middle East media of being “the Ottoman Empire” while the Iranians are being called “the Persian Empire”. Insults are tossed back and forth for current governments in Turkey and Iran since these days these empires are believed to already have been re-created and to the Muslims worldwide it has become reality.

The only ones who it is not becoming the standard is in the West, where the belief in Scripture prevails. So we have the Muslim world acknowledging such reality and they do not know the Bible and we have the West which claims it does believe in the Bible and are clueless.

As one might expect, the partisans of the losing side, called the “Shi‘at Ali” (“partisans of Ali” or “Safawi” and later just “the Shi‘a”), began circulating words of the Prophet prophesying the new dynasty’s downfall at the hands of the Mahdi, a member of the Prophet’s family who would defeat the dynasty’s champion, the Sufyani, in the Levant. To Shiites this would be the the Saudis and the Qatari.

“When the Sufyani reaches Kufa [a city in Iraq] and kills the supporters of the family of Muhammad, the Mahdi will come,” goes one early prophecy.

“All of us believe the Sufyani will fight the Imam, and the Prophet will kill him in the land of al-Sham (Greater Syria)” asserts the secretary general of Iraqi Hezbollah.

“We want to stress that what is happening in al-Sham is the beginning of the tribulation and is the beginning of the appearance of the army of the Sufyani, which is now called the Free Army.”

When it comes to Sunnis, not all of them believe that Sufyani is bad. He is seen fighting on the side of the Mahdi against his enemies: “The Sufyani and the Mahdi will come forth like two race horses. The Sufyani will subdue (the region) that is next to him, and the Mahdi will subdue (the region) next to him.”

Sufyani is a national hero for some Sunnis today, especially those in Syria—the historic homeland and seat of government for the Sufyani’s ancestors. “God willing, all of us will be in the army of the Sufyani, who will appear in (Syria) by the permission of Allah,” prayed Adnan al-Arur, a popular Syrian Salafi cleric and supporter of the rebellion who currently lives in Saudi Arabia.

The fact that these prophecies mention the same place names that are the scenes of today’s battles only heightens the prophecies’ relevance to the current conflict—and makes them attractive material for jihadi recruitment pitches by Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria and the Nusra Front.

THE SAUDI-ISIS WAR SPELLS OUT THE DESTRUCTION OF MECCA

These coming battles will only cause more divides between Shiites and Sunnis when Iran wants control over Mecca and Medina. These two cities are significant issues that divide Shiites and Sunnis. Mecca is the Muslim direction of prayer. When Shiite Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in 2013 said that the Shiite holy city of Karbala must be the new Qibla (direction to which Muslims pray) instead of Mecca, it stirred anger from Sunnis worldwide. If and when Shiites do away with Mecca as direction of prayer and its significance is undermined, Shiite Iran, united with Shiite Iraq and Yemen and possibly even the Sufis of Turkey (for old vendettas) will threaten Arabia.

“Karbala must be the Qibla of the Islamic world because Imam Hussein [the Prophet Mohammad’s second grandson, and an important figure in Shia Islam] is buried there,” Maliki said.

Muslim prophecy does not end at the Sufyani and the coming Mahdi only, there is also the Shiite version of the destruction of their own version of the Harlot of Babylon. People ignore that Islam is a Christian heresy and not simply another new religion. To Shia, Karbala supersedes Mecca just as Geneva to Protestants supersedes Rome. In the Shiite faith, there was a feud between the two cities. When Mecca felt haughty and arrogant that Allah warns her, he will toss the Ka’ba in hellfire and will utterly destroy her. This, in accordance to one very popular Shiite belief which utterly terrifies and angers Saudi Arabia:

Once the land of Ka’bah (Mecca) declared proudly, ‘Which land is like me? Allah has made His House on me. People from all parts of the earth come to pay homage to me. I have been made sacrosanct (haram) and sacred by Allah.’ On hearing this Allah, revealed, ‘Be silent! Wait a little (before you say anything further). By My Might and My Honour, the excellence and distinction I have granted to the land of Karbala is more than what I have given you. Compared to Karbala, your position is like a needle head sized drop in front of the sea. If the dust of Karbala had not been there, I would never have bestowed this honour upon you. If the one resting in Karbala (Imam Husain (a.s.)) had not been there, I would neither have created you nor the House over which you are so haughty. Wait, adopt humility and modesty and don’t be arrogant and boastful. Don’t try to prevail over Karbala in importance (as that is not possible). Else I will be displeased with you and throw you in Hell.’ (Kaamil al-Ziarat, p.267, tradition 13, narrating from Imam Ja’far al-Al-Sadiq also see here)

Indeed, Mecca can be seen as a needle head by the Red Sea (see also Jeremiah 49-51). Indeed, this is Shia belief in which Arabia’s pride will cause Iran to finally do the honors and utterly destroy the Ka’ba using its nukes. It is for this reason that both sides are currently arming themselves to the teeth.

Karbala, not Mecca, is Iran’s holiest place. It was in it that al-Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib was martyred. To Shiites, he is their Messiah. He is the son of Ali ibn Abi Ṭalib (fourth Rashidun Caliph of Sunni Islam, and first Imam of Shia Islam) and Fatimah Zahra (daughter of the Muhammad). Al-Husayn refused to pledge allegiance to Yazid I, the Umayyad caliph because he considered the rule of the Umayyads unjust. As a consequence, he left Medina, his home town, and traveled to Mecca. There, the people of Kufa sent letters to him, asking his help and pledging their allegiance to him. So he traveled towards Kufa. At Karbala his caravan was intercepted by Yazid I‘s army. He was killed and beheaded in the Battle of Karbala in 680 (61 AH) by Shimr Ibn Thil-Jawshan, along with most of his family and companions. The annual memorial for him, his family, his children and his companions is called Ashura (tenth day of Muharram) and is a day of mourning for Shiite Muslims. The killings at Karbala fueled the later Shiite movements. Anger at Husayn’s death was turned into a rallying cry that helped undermine and ultimately overthrow the Umayyad Caliphate.

Westerners should comprehend the significance of this divide on how Shiite messianism and near worship of Hussein whom they blame Arabia for as well as the rise of Sufyani, could appreciate a scene from Karbala as the grave of Hussein is paraded on Ashura where millions have their needles stuck at the time when Hussein was killed:

And it is similar to the way Christians view Christ. In the song, Hussein from his death supposedly cries out to all the Shiite pilgrims: “You know me. I am the redeemer (Messiah) of the world. I register your names [in heaven]. Welcome my visitors. O you vist me. I make a covenant with you. You know me. I am the redeemer of the world. Your banners you carry comfort me. Your tears quenches my thirst … I will not abandon you on day of judgment.” Even Hussein’s mother Fatima Al-Zahra’ she is viewed as if she was Mary, a saint that can also see them and her son was martyred as Messiah.

No matter what political gibberish one listens to these days, and no matter how many times Benjamin Netanyahu calls to stop Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and no matter what prophecy teachers proclaim that Israel will hit Iran’s nuclear facilities, they are all wrong; Iran will build nuclear weapons, but instead of aiming them at Israel, they will aim them at Mecca.

This and for many other reasons, the noose is tightening on Al-Sa’ud which now rummages to form a Sunni Alliance to save itself. Arabia’s days are numbered. There has been an immense oversight by many in the field of biblical eschatology; that when it comes to the destruction of end-days Babylon, Scripture makes no mention of any of the ancient Babylonian cities: Nineveh, Ur, Babel, Erech, Accad, Sumer, Assur, Calneh, Mari, Karana, Ellpi, Eridu, Kish, or Tikrit. All of the literal references in Scripture are in Arabia. The reason for such oversight is simple; people overly focused on traditional rhetoric while God focuses on a plan that He etched in the Bible. The use “Babylon is fallen is fallen” references Arabia, literally. Isaiah even brilliantly predicted that Iran (biblical Elam) must and will destroy Arabia. In Isaiah 21:9, Isaiah levels a prophetic oracle against Babylon using the same announcement in Revelation 18:1-2 and Revelation 14:8: “Babylon is fallen, is fallen”:

“The burden against Dumah” (Isaiah 21:11)

“The burden against Arabia” (Isaiah 21:13)

“All the glory of Kedar will fail” (Isaiah 21:16)

These “Dumah” and “Kedar” are all in Arabia as well as “Arabia” (v.13) is also in Arabia; it can’t get any clearer than this, which is destroyed by Iran “Elam” (Isaiah 21:2) in a complete wipeout.

The Bible is also precise and pinpoints a geographic location for this “Babylon” as was predicted in Jeremiah 49:21, literally, “the Red Sea” which confirms Arabia’s destruction. This is also confirmed in Revelation 18 regarding the harlot city:

“And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning” (Revelation 18:9). “And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What [city is] like unto this great city!” (Revelation 18:18).

And once one studies Isaiah 34, there should be no doubt. In nearly identical language concerning Mystery Babylon in Revelation 17, 18:

“Its streams shall be turned into pitch and its dust into brimstone; its land shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night or day; its smoke shall ascend forever” (Isaiah 34:8-10).

Incredibly, almost three millennia before the discovery of fuel oil, Isaiah predicted the burning of the very thing that was used in Babel to build a name for the rebellious ones – the pitch. Pitch is bitumen and tar, which technically is simply crude oil.

This judgment on “Edom” which extends from Teman (Yemen) to Dedan on the Red Sea coast:

“Thus Says the Lord GOD; ‘Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them. ‘Therefore thus Says the Lord GOD; ‘I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cutt off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword’” (Ezekiel 25:12-13).

Is it no wonder why Teman (Yemen) today is in turmoil as I write with the Shiites there upset with Arabia? Karbala will destroy Mecca. Students of the Bible should pay closer attention to the geographic locations which God focused on instead of their preconceived suppositions by imposing their own geography over the Bible.

What Islam did to the Christians and Jews is not forgotten by God and He will use the devil’s prophecies to fulfill his own destruction and give God the glory.

http://shoebat.com/2015/12/15/89404/

What Do Islamic Terrorists Really Want?

Sometimes it can be so hard to work out things like this.

It’s like walking in darkness with no sense of direction.

Sure, they tell us what they want but that can’t really be what they want.

Since 9/11, America has been plagued with a media industry churning out counterintuitive “What do the terrorists want” pieces. Sure you might think that the terrorists “want to kill you”. But profound media thinkers who know all about Islam without ever having read the Koran know that what the terrorists really want is for us to kill them. Every time we bombed them, we were just “playing into their hands.
Today the same bad ideas are being brushed off for insipid “What does ISIS want” thinkpieces which conclude that what ISIS wants most is for us to deviate from the media’s favorite progressive policies.

After letting ISIS overrun its half-dozen countries, the same geniuses responsible for the mess began claiming that what ISIS really fears is more of their failed policies. And what it really wants is Republican policies. If you support bombing terrorists or keeping them out of the country, you’re helping ISIS.

According to Obama, ISIS wants us to turn to “tough talk” and begin “abandoning our values” by keeping Syrian Muslim migrants out. After the Oval Office speech was done, the Caliph of ISIS probably threw up his hands and told his fellow terrorists, “It’s no use. This Hussein fellow just won’t talk tough. We’re doomed. Sure we’ll keep on killing Americans, but what good will it do if he won’t talk tough?”

Biden informed Americans that, “It’s clear what ISIL wants. They want to manufacture a clash between civilizations. They want frightened people to think in terms of ‘us versus them.’” Whereas our leaders know better than to think in such terms, unless the “thems” are Republicans in which case it’s okay.

But ISIS doesn’t care whether we think in terms of “us versus them”, because that’s how ISIS already thinks. The clash of civilizations is here. But according to Biden, what ISIS wants us is for us to recognize that reality. And if we refuse to recognize it, our denial will somehow defeat ISIS in an ostrich victory.

The media is full of unofficial progressive ISIS spokesmen eager to tell us “exactly” what the terror group wants. And according to them, it really wants to be beaten, humiliated and hated.

“Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Exactly What ISIS Wants,” shrieks Think Progress. Because if there’s one thing that ISIS really wants, it’s to prevent its terrorists from being able to reach the United States.

ISIS wants a Muslim ban almost as much as Think Progress’ editors want to be dumped in ISIS territory wearing only giant slabs of bacon and cartoons of Mohammed.

Their level of debate is about that of a contrary six-year-old. “Go to bed.” “No, that’s what ISIS wants me to do.” “Eat your breakfast.” “No, ISIS wants me to eat my breakfast. I’ll be playing into its hands.”

“Turning Away Syrian Refugees is Exactly What ISIS Wants,” the Huffington Post suggests. What could ISIS possibly want more than for us to “turn away” 1,300 ISIS supporters?

Maybe being shot in the head by a United States Marine. And, guess what?

According to The Week, “ISIS wants the US to send group troops”. Almost as much as Hitler wanted American tanks in Berlin.

Also ISIS really, really wants to be hated.

 “ISIS Wants You to Hate Muslims”, The Nation declares. “Hating Muslims plays right into the Islamic State’s hands,” echoes the Washington Post. “Want to Help ISIS? Hate a Muslim” adds the Huffington Post.

Conveniently ISIS only seems to want the very things that leftists don’t want. And the possibilities are endless. “Let’s abolish ObamaCare”. “No, that’s what ISIS wants.” “Let’s drop our subscriptions to the Washington Post and The Nation”. “Don’t you understand, that’s what ISIS wants you to do!”

So far ISIS wants to be bombed, shot, kept out of America and Europe. And hated. It probably also doesn’t want to be invited to anyone’s birthday parties and enjoys calls from telemarketers.

This masochistic Islamic State has some serious self-esteem issues. Or maybe it’s the leftists who claim to speak for it who do.

“ISIS wants us to close borders”, someone at Greenville News insists. According to Storypick, “ISIS wants the world to hate them”. From the fever swamps of AlterNet, we learn that “ISIS Wants the Paris Climate Talks to Fail.” According to Haaretz, ISIS wants LePen to win in France. ISIS also probably wants the Patriots to win the Super Bowl and doesn’t think Bruce Jenner is either “stunning” or “beautiful”. 

At the Huffington Post, the lead singer of Switchfoot informs us that he, “Looked up at the ceiling and asked the darkness, “What does ISIS want?”

The Caliph of ISIS however isn’t lying in bed, looking up at the darkness and wondering what the guitarist for an annoying alternative band wants. That’s one reason why he’s winning and we aren’t.

ISIS is vicious, but it isn’t neurotic. Meanwhile the leftists looking into the darkness keep coming up with very specific things that ISIS “exactly” wants from us.

“This vile cartoon portrayal of refugees is just what Isis wants”, a Guardian headline blares.

According to The Independent, “The needless interrogation of a Belgian academic is exactly what Isis wants from us”. That’s an oddly specific wish on the part of ISIS, but who am I to argue with a publication that also offers me Hamas supporter Jeremy Corbyn singing Happy Birthday, an orangutan laughing and “Five words everyone should hear on gun control” from Jennifer Aniston.

(The monkey would probably have a more informed opinion on gun control than Jennifer Aniston.)

The “Belgian academic” turns out to be Montasser Alde’emeh, a “Palestinian” who describes Muslim terrorism against Jews as “legitimate”.

But if we interrogate the sorts of “Belgian academics” who say things like, “According to Islam all conditions for armed resistance have been met”, we’re giving ISIS what it wants.

“Exactly what it wants”.

The only way to frustrate ISIS is to let terrorist sympathizers run free. And then ISIS will have to throw up its hands in defeat and kill another few hundred people.

“Isis wants an insane, medieval race war – and we’ve decided to give them one,” the Guardian declares.

Technically ISIS is the one giving us an “insane, medieval race war”, the same insane medieval race war practiced by Mohammed, but it wouldn’t be the Guardian if it didn’t find a way to blame us for it.

“It’s hard to think of a more poetic metaphor for our utter lack of ideas than spending several years dropping high explosives on to a desert,” a British hipster at the leftist publication complains.

We haven’t come up with any new ideas for winning wars except killing people. Shame on us. Where’s our creativity?

Juan Cole insists at The Nation, “ISIS Wants a Clash of the Civilizations: Let’s Not Give In”. Juan, like Biden, doesn’t seem to realize that it only takes one side to start a war.

It doesn’t matter if we sit in our corner of civilization with our hands folded refusing to fight. That just makes ISIS’ job a lot easier. Killing people who don’t resist is easier than killing those who do.

Unlike Bin Laden, ISIS doesn’t beat around the bush. It tells everyone “exactly” what it wants.

“The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah [Islamic territory] in the heart of our enemy.” It calls for an alliance with “left-winged activists” opposed to Israel to “pave the way for the conquest of Rome”.

But this is much too obvious for the media’s “left-winged activists” who obsessively flip around reality until they can prove that the only way to defeat ISIS is by taking in millions of Muslim migrants and refusing to fight ISIS.

Because letting ISIS beat us is exactly what ISIS is afraid of. But beating ISIS is exactly what it wants.

I guess it’s not so hard after all.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/261089/what-isis-really-wants-kill-you-daniel-greenfield

Modern Muslim Family

Remember how the Islamic San Bernadino terrorist massacre was originally reported?

Here’s a flashback:

However, the motive for the shooting remained unclear.

Farooq’s brother-in-law Farhan Khan said he spoke to him a week ago and could not offer any reason for the shootings.

“I have no idea why he’d do that, do something like this. I have absolutely no idea, I am in shock myself,” he said.

Ah yes – who could ever understand this strange and unfamiliar turn of events?!

Notice the strong emphasis on family members exclaiming shock and incomprehension at this bizarre terrorist incident.

Now, let’s consider what has become abundantly clear:

When Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik murdered fourteen people and wounded twenty-one at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, Farook’s family, having lawyered up, instructed its legal representatives to tell the world how shocked – shocked! – they were by the massacre. However, just as Captain Renault is handed his winnings immediately after telling Rick Blaine of his shock that gambling was going on in Rick’s Café Americain, so also in this case did the family’s shock seem increasingly less genuine the more that became known about them.

Initially, however, the lie was fed easily to a credulous mainstream media. One of the Farook family lawyers, David Chesley, immediately found the nearest microphone and declared: “None of the family members had any idea that this was going to take place. They were totally shocked.”

Even in stories that reported this, however, the story started to unravel. No sooner had the Associated Press quoted Chesley that it noted that he and another Farook family lawyer, Mohammad Abuershaid, said that “Farook’s mother lived with the couple but she stayed upstairs and didn’t notice they had stockpiled 12 pipe bombs and well over 4,500 rounds of ammunition.”

Farook’s mother didn’t notice the twelve pipe bombs and well over 4,500 rounds of ammunition because she “stayed upstairs”? Was she an invalid, then, who never ventured downstairs at all? If so, why did the couple leave their six-month-old daughter in her care when they went off to shoot Infidels for Allah?

And now it has come out that Mom did venture downstairs now and again after all, and that her eye may indeed have caught the site of a stray pipe bomb or two. According to the Daily Mail, “FBI agents found an empty GoPro package, shooting targets and tools inside a car belonging to” Rafia Farook, Syed’s mother. Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik mounted GoPro cameras on their body armor before they began their jihad massacre; apparently, like other jihad killers before them, they hoped to cheer and encourage the faithful with scenes of the bloodbath. Authorities are investigating the possibility that Rafia Farook aided in the planning and preparation of the San Bernardino jihad massacre.

Rafia might have taken this car to meetings of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), of which she was an active member. ICNA openly supports Sharia and the caliphate, and has links to the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as to the Pakistani jihad group Jamaat-e-Islami.

The family’s shock at the murders appears even more feigned in light of revelations from Syed Rizwan Farook’s father, who is also named Syed Farook. The elder Syed has characterized his ex-wife Rafia as “very religious,” like the killer, to whom he referred as Rizwan. “Rizwan was the mama’s boy,” he recounted, “and she is very religious like him. Once we had a dispute about the historical figure of Jesus, my son yelled that I was an unbeliever and decided that marriage with my wife had to end.” The son insisted on the divorce because he considered the father an “unbeliever.”

What’s more, old man Farook said that his son was an open supporter of the Islamic State, and, of course, hated Israel: “He said he shared the ideology of al-Baghdadi to create an Islamic state, and he was obsessed with Israel.” Moderate “unbeliever” Papa then told his son to bide his time since, in the immortal words of Tom Lehrer, everybody hated the Jews: “I kept telling him always: stay calm, be patient, in two years Israel will no longer exist. Geopolitics is changing: Russia, China, America too, nobody wants the Jews there.” Moderate!

So right in the heart of sunny Redlands, California, where Syed Rizwan and Tashfeen lived with their baby and Rafia (however safely ensconced upstairs, away from the pipe bombs, Grandma may have been), there was an open supporter of the Islamic State and an open supporter of the concept of the caliphate. Then we must not forget the winsome Tashfeen, who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack, was linked to a jihadi mosque in Pakistan, and who had become, in one of her teacher’s words, “a religious person” who often told people “to live according to the teachings of Islam.” 

Despite all that and more, Tashfeen passed FBI and DHS background checks and was allowed to enter the United States. And as she and her loving hubby amassed pipe bombs and thousands of rounds of ammunition, authorities didn’t bat an eye. No report has indicated that they were ever questioned, or were under any kind of surveillance, or were on any watch list. 

After all, they were just pious Muslims – and anyone who believes that pious Muslims who are assembling pipe bombs might be up to no good is a racist, bigoted Islamophobe, right? But now the Farooks, the modern jihad family, and the fourteen dead left in their wake, stand as a lesson as to how urgently our law enforcement and intelligence operations need to adopt a realistic approach to the jihad threat, and to discard today’s prevailing politically correct fantasies. But the dead bodies are going to have to be piled up much higher for that reform even to become a possibility.

I guess you can’t keep truth in the darkness forever.

And that really sums up the façade that is the media’s representation of Islam: a crumbling, increasingly-exposed mess of lies that the blazing light of truth is burning up.

Real Islam is violent and real Muslims want to see Islam achieve its global goals.

I’m all for lukewarm, half-hearted Muslims who want to live peaceably but in the end, real Muslims will be coming for them just as hard and fast as they do for Christians and Jews.

There is always hope in Jesus Messiah for the cruelest Muslim tyrant or the most lukewarm, Westernised Muslim and it is my prayer that Christians recognise that no version of Islam is acceptable before our Lord Jesus.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-03/suspects-killed-after-14-shot-dead-california/6996510
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/261066/meet-farooks-modern-jihad-family-robert-spencer

Waleed Aly: What Is He Good For?

Waleed Aly is at best dangerous, at worst nefarious.

It really depends on the kind of Muslim he is.

On the one hand, he really is the lukewarm, Westernised Muslim that he makes himself out to be, somehow endeared to trendy leftists who espouse a worldview perfectly antithetical to every historical instance of Islam, and he is consequently useless as a genuine interpreter of Islamic doctrine and action in the world, having been conformed to image of the West.

On the other hand, he knows fully well that he is lying about the real nature of Islam, being a faithful adherent, and his prominent position in the Australian media as the go to spokesperson for all matters Islamic is all part of the Taqiyyan act to facilitate the establishment of Islam’s beachhead in Australia.

Tough to say but it’s all much of a muchness, meaning either or achieves the same end result: the perpetuation of lies and misinformation unto a distinctly Islamic, freedom-less future.

Andrew Bolt calls Aly out yet again, exposing his foolishness for what it is:

I WAS wondering how Waleed Aly would spin the Paris massacre.
Last night on The Project, Aly:

– suggested it wasn’t actually the work of the Islamic State, even though the Islamic State has taken responsibility and France has retaliated by attacking Islamic State targets in Syria;
– claimed it was some kind of self-motivated “DIY” terrorism, even though the attack was extensive, clearly well-planned and well-supplied, involving at least eight heavily armed terrorists from at least three countries, with one terrorist apparently arriving in Europe as a “Syrian refugee” just last month;

– claimed the Islamic State was actually “weak”, even though this “weak” terrorist outfit has in the past month killed 129 people in France, 224 people in a Russian jet in Egypt and 44 people in bombings in Beirut;

– warned against fighting the Islamic State in Syria on the grounds we’d been falsely told that destroying al Qaeda would “end” terrorism – a claim no leader anywhere actually made, and one that ignores the inability of al Qaeda to repeat its “success” of September 11 since the invasion of Afghanistan;

– gave not one single proposal for actually fighting the Islamic State or reducing the terrorism threat other than a fatuous call to “unite”, even though he is a lecturer at Monash University’s terrorism centre.

Worse, though, Aly in his editorial singled out just one Australian by name – and picture – for criticism.

No, it wasn’t a Muslim hate preacher like Sheik Wahwah.

It wasn’t the evasive Grand Mufti, who yesterday actually used the France terrorism to demand the West treat Muslims better.
It wasn’t any of the Muslims who have joined or recruited for the Islamic State or shot or stabbed Australians here.

It wasn’t any of the 21 Muslims jailed here for terrorism offences.

No, the one Australian he attacked was Pauline Hanson, a non-Muslim who has warned against the threat of jihadism.

That is disgraceful.

That is evasive.

That is scapegoating.

Pauline Hanson does not threaten to kill anyone.

She does not espouse the creed of those who do.

True, Aly this time did mention Islam, which he refused to do in some past attempts to explain some Islamist terrorist attack.

But he did not give some important context in giving his bizarre take on the Paris atrocity.

First, he is a Muslim and was spokesman for the Islamic Council of Victoria at a time that it had voted to make the extremist Sheik Hilali the Mufti of Australia.

He could be seen to have an agenda.

Second, just last year he falsely claimed the Islamic State represented no great threat to us:

What seems to underlie all of this is that ISIS represents a serious threat to Australia. Can you give us an indication of precisely the scope of that threat and the mechanism, can you describe its precise terms? Because it’s not immediately clear when you consider this is a movement on the other side of the world that seems to be importing people rather than exporting them.

Since then, an Islamic State supporter staged the deadly Martin Place siege.

Another Islamic State supporter stabbed two police in Melbourne.

A teenager in contact with the Islamic State shot police accountant Curtis Cheng.

The Paris terrorists, linked to the Islamic State, shot an Australian teenager.

I believe Channel 10 must question whether Aly should be the station’s main explainer of Islamist terrorism.

Mind you, I am the bad guy.

The media Left on Twitter is loving Aly’s take.

Anything that suggests that we can fight the Islamic State with a few hugs and hashtags, plus a big bucket of sand in which to bury our heads, is just what they want to hear.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-responds-to-waleed-aly-speech-on-the-project-about-paris-massacre-and-islamic-state/news-story/9091d348f3a5e5e6a9186a746376eb28

The West Cannot Understand Islam

Not because it’s unable to but rather because it refuses to.

Mark Durie offers the words that every Western needs to read:

LEADING commentator Janet Daley’s article in Saturday’s Telegraph ‘The West is at war with a death cult’ stands for everything that is woeful about European elites’ response to Islamic jihad. 

It is a triumph of religious illiteracy.

The jihadist enemy, she asserts, is utterly unintelligible, so beyond encompassing in ‘coherent, systematic thought’ that no vocabulary can describe it: ‘This is just insanity’, she writes.

Because the enemy is ‘hysterical’, lacking ‘rational demands’, ‘negotiable limits,’ or ‘intelligible objectives’ Daley claims it is pointless to subject its actions to any form of historical, social or theological analysis, for no-one should attempt to ‘impose logic on behaviour that is pathological’

Despite this, Daley then ventures to offer analysis of and explanations for ISIS’ actions, but in doing so she relies upon her own conceptual categories, not those of ISIS.

Her explanations therefore fall wide of the mark. 

‘Civilians’

Daley writes: ‘We face a violent and highly contagious madness that believes the killing of civilians is a moral act.’ 

Here she appeals to Western concepts of war, reflected, for example, in the Geneva Convention, which provides detailed principles for the ‘protection of civilian persons’. 

Yet the first step in understanding a cultural system alien to one’s own, is to describe it in its own terms.

ISIS does not subscribe to the Geneva Convention. Its actions and strategies are based upon medieval Islamic laws of jihad, which make no use of the modern Western concept of ‘civilian’. 

They do, however, refer to the category of disbelievers (mushrik or kafir).

ISIS believes that killing disbelievers is a moral act, in accordance, for example, with Sura 9:5 of the Qur’an, which states :‘Fight and kill the idolators (mushrik) wherever you find them’.

Not nihilism

Daley writes: ‘The enemy has stated explicitly that it does not revere life at all’ and ‘Civilians are not collateral damage in this campaign: their deaths are the whole point.’ She goes on to lament that the latest French attacks lack any purpose, but are ‘carried out for the sheer nihilistic thrill of it’.

The claim that ISIS does not ‘revere life’ seems to refer to any number of statements by Islamic radicals, including an ISIS militant who vowed to ‘fill the streets of Paris with dead bodies’, and boasted that ISIS ‘loves death like you love life’ (see here). This is a theological reference to a series of verses in the Qur’an in which Jews are criticised for desiring life (Sura 2:94-96, 62:6-8). According to the Qur’an, loving life is a characteristic of infidels (Sura 3:14; 14:3; 75:20; 76:27) because it causes them to disregard the importance of the next life. The taunt much used by jihadis, ‘We love death like you love life’, implies that jihadis are bound for paradise while their enemies are hell-bound. 

The point of these statements is that Muslims are willing to fight to the death, while their infidel enemies will turn back in battle. This is not about reverence for life, but about who has the will to win.
This has nothing to do with nihilism, which is a belief that there are no values, nothing to be loyal to, and no purpose in living. In fact ISIS fighters have strong and clear loyalties and values, alien though they may be to those of Europe.
Nihilism

Daley’s claim that the deaths are ‘the whole point’ is also mistaken. While it is true that the jihadis consider killing infidels a meritorious act, potentially earning the killer a place in paradise (see here), and they consider being killed in battle against infidels a ticket to paradise, in fact the killings do serve a strategic purpose. This is to make infidels afraid, and thereby to weaken their will to resist Islamic dominance.

This strategy is commended by the Qur’an, for example in Sura 8:12, ‘I shall cast dread into the hearts of those who disbelieve. So strike above (their) necks and strike (off) all their fingers!’, as well as by the successful example of Muhammad in fighting the Jews of Medina, referred to in Sura 33:26-27, ‘He brought down from their fortifications those of the People of the Book who supported them, and cast dread into their hearts. You killed a group (of them), and took captive (another) group. And he caused you to inherit their land, their homes, and their wealth, and a land you had not set foot on.’ A similar passage is Sura 59:2, which ISIS has in fact been quoting in its celebrations of the Paris carnage.

It may seem to Daley that ISIS’ often-stated intention of defeating the West is fanciful, but the point is to understand ISIS, and as far as it is concerned, these deadly attacks are instrumental in weakening the will of infidels and hastening eventual victory.
Not pointless

Daley wonders what possible point these attacks could serve. She speculates: ‘… what is the alternative that is being demanded? Sharia law? The subjection of women? An end to liberal democracy? Are any of these things even within the bounds of consideration? What could be accomplished by national self-doubt or criticism at this point, when there is not even a reasonable basis for discussion with the enemy?’ It is hardly a secret that the ultimate goal of ISIS is to bring non-Muslims everywhere to convert to Islam or live under an Islamic caliphate as dhimmis. Sharia law and the subjection of women are part and parcel of this. 

It is odd that Daley laments having no reasonable basis for negotiating with the enemy. ISIS is not playing by a Western-style negotiating rule book. It is following Muhammad’s instructions to his followers to offer three choices to infidels: conversion, surrender, or the sword. Bin Ladin has explained that the West’s rejection of this framework is the whole reason for its conflict with what he calls ‘the authority of Islam’:

‘Our talks with the infidel West and our conflict with them ultimately revolve around one issue; one that demands our total support, with power and determination, with one voice, and it is: Does Islam, or does it not, force people by the power of the sword to submit to its authority corporeally if not spiritually? Yes. There are only three choices in Islam: [1] either willing submission [conversion]; or [2] payment of the jizya, through physical, though not spiritual, submission to the authority of Islam; or [3] the sword, for it is not right to let him [an infidel] live. The matter is summed up for every person alive: Either submit, or live under the suzerainty of Islam, or die.” (The Al Qaeda Reader)

It may seem unimaginable to European elites that ISIS is fighting for the goal of the surrender or conversion of Europe, but ISIS is thinking in time frames which extend to centuries, and their forebears conquered vast territories using such tactics. A final act of conquest can be preceeded by decades, or even centuries, of military raids. 

While killing is currently the main mode of ISIS’ attacks inside the West, if they could they would use other tactics as well, such as taking booty and slaves or destroying infrastructure, as they have been doing in Syria and Iraq.

Grievances

Daley claims it is pointless to argue with people who have no reasonable grievances, for ‘the French people did not deserve this, just as Americans did not deserve 9/11’. However the important question is how ISIS sees its own motivations. Their ideology teaches them that infidels deserve death, simply by virtue of their unbelief. This has nothing to do with France’s history of colonialism or its treatment of Muslim minorities. ISIS needed no appeal to grievances to justify killing and enslaving Yazidis in Iraq and Syria, so why should they view the people of France any differently? Their objection to Europeans is that they are not Muslims, and their objection to European states is that they do not implement sharia law.

Irresponsible

It is irresponsible and dangerous to claim that a tenacious enemy is insane and incomprehensible. To refuse to acknowledge the ideology of ISIS, and to deny its relevance is tantamount to a death-wish.

Like so many other revivalist Islamic groups, ISIS believes that it will be successful if it stays faithful to its divinely-mandated goals and tactics. It believes the nations of Europe are morally corrupt, weak infidels who love life too much to fight a battle to the death with stern Muslim soldiers who have set their hearts on paradise. It believes Europe stands on the wrong side of history. 

To combat this ideology it is necessary for Europe to prove ISIS wrong on all counts. It must show strength, not weakness. It must have confidence in its cultural and spiritual identity. It must be willing to fight for its survival. It must show that it believes in itself enough to fight for its future. It must defend its borders. It must act like someone who intends to win an interminably long war against an implacable foe.

There is a great deal Europe could have done to avert this catastrophe. It could, long ago, have challenged the Islamic view of history which idolised jihad and its intended outcome, the dhimma. It could have demanded that Islam renounce its love affair with conquest and dominance. It could have encouraged Muslims to follow a path of self-criticism leading to peace. This lost opportunity is what Bat Ye’or referred to in a prescient 1993 interview as the ‘relativization of religion, a self-critical view of the history of Islamic imperialism’.

Instead the elites of Europe embarked on decades of religiously illiterate appeasement and denialism.

There is still much that European states could do to defeat ISIS. They could, for example, inflict catastrophic military failure upon it as a powerful counter-argument to its theology of success. This will not deliver decisive, final victory against jihadism, but it will make the supremacist claims of ISIS less credible and hurt its recruitment. Islam’s laws of war allow Muslims to suspend their battle with infidels temporarily if there is no immediate prospect of victory and the risks to their cause are too great.

Europe also needs to act to suppress incitement of jihadi ideology by its clients, including the anti-Israeli jihadism of the Palestinian Authority. It must put more pressure on the militarily vulnerable Gulf states to stop funding Islamic radicalism throughout the Middle East and exporting jihad-revering versions of Islamic theology throughout the whole world.

One hope for Europe is that Islamic populations will get tired of the doctrine of jihad and all its bitter fruits. There are some signs that this is already happening, and many of the Muslims who are now seeking asylum in their hundreds of thousands will have come to this conclusion. However it seems likely that Muslim communities now established within Europe will be the last to reconsider their dogmas and their take on history, because they have not had to suffer first-hard the harsh realities of life under Islamic dystopias such as the ISIS ‘caliphate’ or Iran’s Islamic Revolution. A 2014 opinion poll found that among French 18-24 year olds, the Islamic State had an approval rating of 27%, which must include the overwhelming majority of young French Muslim men. For Europe, the challenge from within will be more enduring and intractable than the challenge from without.

Nevertheless, European states could still do much on their own turf. They could ban Saudi and other Middle Eastern funding to Islamic organisations, including mosques. They could stop appeasing Islamists in their midst. They could, even at this late hour, demand that the large and rapidly growing Muslim communities now well-established across Europe engage in constructive self-criticism of their religion, for the sake of peace. 

http://www.lapidomedia.com/not-incoherent-nihilism-but-sacred-strategy

More Wise Considerations On The Syrian Refugee Crisis

It’s easy to see pictures of hundreds of thousands of fleeing Middle Eastern refugees and become incensed at people in the West, who are neither accountable for their flight nor responsible for their future.

That saves us from asking hard questions such as who is accountable and responsible, and why do people pour out of the Middle East like there’s something terribly oppressive there ruining their lives?

It also looks good to other Leftist-minded people who are happy for everyone else to fix problems they are often responsible for – and if not responsible, complicit in – in the first place

Bill Muehlenberg’s commentary cuts through the emotion and focuses on the consequences of this crisis for Westerner and refugee alike:

There are always certain issues, especially when clouded with emotive media imagery, which can result in people ceasing to reflect critically but simply run on emotions. The refugee issue is one such topic where emoting instead of thinking tends to predominate.

This has certainly been the case with the tragic Syrian refugee problem, with many saying we must do something, and we must do it now. Well, critical reflection is actually preferable to knee-jerk reactions, lest we simply make things far worse.

People are complaining that Europe, Australia and other places must simply take in far more refugees, no matter what. But a few facts and bits of evidence need to be considered here, instead of simply running on feelings. Let me offer a number of such facts.

Tony Abbott has just announced that he will take in more Syrian refugees. And according to a recent United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees report on resettlement, Australia is among the world leaders in helping such refugees: http://www.unhcr.org/543408c4fda.pdf

As I have written elsewhere, no nation can have open slather policies here, and each nation has a right to defend its borders and determine what is a feasible number of refugees or asylum seekers that can be accepted. I discuss in greater detail the political as well as biblical data on this here: billmuehlenberg.com/2010/11/09/christians-and-asylum-seekers/

And when it comes to Muslim immigration, we must be even wiser, as the spread of political Islam and creeping sharia is often accomplished by means of immigration. Please read this for more detail: billmuehlenberg.com/2009/08/27/western-immigration-and-global-jihad/

For example, the BBC reports that fake passports are already being used to get jihadists into Europe: “German customs officers have seized packages containing Syrian passports and police suspect they are being sold illegally to asylum seekers. A finance ministry official said both genuine and forged passports were in the packets intercepted in the post.”

And IS has threatened to send 500,000 migrants to Europe as part of jihad:

ISIS has threatened to flood Europe with half a million migrants from Libya in a ‘psychological’ attack against the West, it was claimed today. Transcripts of telephone intercepts published in Italy claim to provide evidence that ISIS is threatening to send 500,000 migrants simultaneously out to sea in hundreds of boats in a ‘psychological weapon’ against Europe if there is military intervention against them in Libya.

Many would be at risk of drowning with rescue services unable to cope. But authorities fear that if numbers on this scale arrived, European cities could witness riots. Separately, the militants hope to cement their control of Libya then cross the Mediterranean disguised as refugees, according to letters seen by Quilliam the anti-terror group, reported by the Telegraph.

Or as another report warns:

ISIS says thousands of fighters are already in place in Europe, disguised as refugees, just waiting for the signal. An operative working for Islamic State has revealed that the terror group has successfully smuggled thousands of covert Jihadists into Europe, the Express writes.

The Syrian operative claimed more than 4,000 covert ISIS gunmen had been smuggled into western nations – hidden amongst innocent refugees. The ISIS smuggler, who is in his 30s with a trimmed jet-black beard, revealed the ongoing clandestine operation is a complete success. “Just wait,” he smiled.

We must also ask why most rich Muslim nations are refusing to take in these refugees. Perhaps they know something we don’t: “Five of the wealthiest Muslim countries have taken no Syrian refugees in at all, arguing that doing so would open them up to the risk of terrorism. Although the oil rich countries have handed over aid money, Britain has donated more than Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar combined.”

Imagine that: Muslim nations admitting that Muslim refugees pose a genuine terrorist threat. Yet the West is supposed to throw its doors wide open with no questions asked. That is a recipe for national suicide. Nonie Darwish, who has had to flee the Middle East herself, says this about “why Muslim countries rarely prepare for disaster to save lives of other Muslims and heavily rely on the West to rescue victims of Islamic jihad”:

-Muslim countries know that the West will take care of their mistakes so they don’t have to avoid the negative consequences of their actions.

-Western countries quickly come to the rescue, open their wallets and land to prove to the world that they are not Islamophobes.

-Arab countries lack compassion and action to rescue each other despite the rhetoric of Arab/Islamic unity. Saudi Arabia and Gulf nations never open their borders to poor Muslims in distress. Even Egypt rejected the Darfur refugees who were later forced to go to Israel, which took them.

-Oil rich Arab countries make it very difficult for other Arabs to visit except for haj. They are very tribal and refuse to dilute their culture with influx of foreigners. Third world country workers are treated inhumanely and are rarely given permanent residency, citizenship or equal rights as citizens.

-Arabs would rather spend their petrodollars on expanding their influence in the West rather than making life better for their own citizens or supporting other Muslim nations who are financially less fortunate.

-Islamic groups believe that refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan will spread Sharia in Europe, which is the main goal of jihad.

-By clearing the area from the opposition and citizens who are not contributing to the empowerment of ISIS, clears the way for ISIS to expand beyond Syria and Iraq. Europe and America are absorbing the opposition to ISIS, so why stand in the way?

Emotive images, like that of the poor dead boy lying on the beach, are relied upon to pull Western heartstrings, instead of having them think critically and rationally. As to the tragic case of the boy and his family, they of course had been living comfortably in free housing in Turkey for three years.

As one commentator writes, “Aylan was not in ‘harm’s way’. He was not a refugee. His family was not fleeing danger. Indeed, what his father particularly sought in Europe was a good dentist. Yes, Aylan’s terrible death does not tell us to open our borders. If anything, it warns us to be wary of the consequences of badly directed ‘compassion’.”

And as mentioned, humanitarian concerns must be balanced with national security concerns. The Prime Minister of Hungry has rightly argued that “Those who are overwhelmed cannot offer shelter to anyone”. His entire speech is well worth reading: http://www.kormany.hu/en/the-prime-minister/the-prime-minister-s-speeches/those-who-are-overwhelmed-cannot-offer-shelter-to-anyone

English commentator Peter Hitchens offers some sober thinking on all this. He is worth quoting at length:

Having seen more than my share of real corpses, and watched children starving to death in a Somali famine, I am not unmoved by pictures of a dead child on a Turkish beach. But I am not going to pretend to be more upset than anyone else. Nor am I going to suddenly stop thinking, as so many people in the media and politics appear to have done.

The child is not dead because advanced countries have immigration laws. The child is dead because criminal traffickers cynically risked the lives of their victims in pursuit of money. I’ll go further. The use of words such as ‘desperate’ is quite wrong in this case. The child’s family were safe in Turkey. Turkey (for all its many faults) is a member of Nato, officially classified as free and democratic. Many British people actually pay good money to go on holiday to the very beach where the child’s body was washed up.

It may not be ideal, but the definition of a refugee is that he is fleeing from danger, not fleeing towards a higher standard of living. Goodness knows I have done what I could on this page to oppose the stupid interventions by this country in Iraq, Libya and Syria, which have turned so many innocent people into refugees or corpses.

But I can see neither sense nor justice in allowing these things to become a pretext for an unstoppable demographic revolution in which Europe (including, alas, our islands) merges its culture and its economy with North Africa and the Middle East. If we let this happen, Europe would lose almost all the things that make others want to live there.

You really think these crowds of tough young men chanting ‘Germany!’ in the heart of Budapest are ‘asylum-seekers’ or ‘refugees’? Refugees don’t confront the police of the countries in which they seek sanctuary. They don’t chant orchestrated slogans or lie across the train tracks. And why, by the way, do they use the English name for Germany when they chant? In Arabic and Turkish, that country is called ‘Almanya’, in Kurdish something similar. The Germans themselves call it ‘Deutschland’. In Hungarian, it’s ‘Nemetorszag’.

Did someone hope that British and American TV would be there? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: spontaneous demonstrations take a lot of organising. Refugees don’t demand or choose their refuge. They ask and they hope. When we become refugees one day (as we may well do), we will discover this.

As to what those angry, confident and forceful young men actually are, I’ll leave you to work it out, as I am too afraid of the Thought Police to use what I think is the correct word. But it is interesting that this week sees the publication in English of a rather dangerous book, which came out in France just before the Charlie Hebdo murders.

Submission, by Michel Houellebecq, prophesies a Muslim-dominated government in France about seven years from now, ushered into power by the French Tory and Labour parties. What they want, says one of the cleverer characters in the book, ‘is for France to disappear – to be integrated into a European federation’. This means they’d much rather do a deal with a Muslim party than with the National Front, France’s Ukip equivalent. If any of this sounds familiar to you, I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s amazing how likely and simple the author makes this Islamic revolution sound.

Can we stop this transformation of all we have and are? I doubt it. To do so would involve the grim-faced determination of Australia, making it plain in every way that our doors are open only to limited numbers of people, chosen by us, enduring the righteous scorn of the supposedly enlightened.

As we lack the survival instinct and the determination necessary, and as so many of our most influential people are set on committing a sentimental national suicide, I suspect we won’t.

To those who condemn reasonable calls for national self-defence as bigotry, hatred and intolerance (which they are not), I make only this request: just don’t pretend you’re doing a good and generous thing, when you’re really cowardly and weak.

As I said, emotional reactions are clearly not what we should rely upon when considering important international issues such as this. Clear thinking and critical evaluation of the evidence and the facts is what is required. And that seems to be in short supply in so much of the West today.

I close with the words of Paul Zanetti:

If there’s any one underlying message that must be read into the story of little Alyan it is that illegal human trafficking must be stopped, that the Abbott government’s successful policies must be widely adopted or the drownings will continue.

This must be balanced with an increased selective intake by all nations of genuine refugees, fleeing persecution or war or both. Australia has a proud history of settling refugees and migrants. This must continue.

Migration has been an overwhelmingly positive contributor to the growth, success and affluence of this nation – with exception, namely criminal ideologists who wish us harm, currently being addressed. Careful, selective immigration and genuine refugee intakes – not open border anarchy – will strengthen Australia and save lives while meeting our international obligations.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34150408

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2958517/The-Mediterranean-sea-chaos-Gaddafi-s-chilling-prophecy-interview-ISIS-threatens-send-500-000-migrants-Europe-psychological-weapon-bombed.html

speisa.com/modules/articles/index.php/item.1872/just-wait.html

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/09/05/gulf-states-refuse-to-take-a-single-syrian-refugee-say-doing-so-exposes-them-to-risk-of-terrorism/

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/260025/why-did-oil-rich-arab-countries-abandon-muslim-nonie-darwish#.VewQFSyVveo.facebook

themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/family-of-drowned-toddler-aylan-kurdi-had-been-given-free-housing-in-turkey-while-fathers-story-is-full-of-holes/

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/syrian-refugee-crisis-tragic-boy-aylan-kurdi-needs-more-than-tears/story-fni0ffxg-1227515266729

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3223828/PETER-HITCHENS-won-t-save-refugees-destroying-country.html

pickeringpost.com/story/truth-another-refugee-of-war/5341

http://billmuehlenberg.com/2015/09/07/on-the-syrian-refugees/

Middle Eastern Christians Are Made Of Better Stuff Than Us

Western life is cushy and while Western Christians are undoubtedly sincere, I am under no illusion that we are weaker Christians for our comforts.

Take a look at news coming out of the Middle East and you will see the kind of faith and hope that only persistent life-threatening  persecution can establish in person.

Consider this recent example:

CAIRO, Egypt — Imagine ISIS kidnapped a relative of yours and then you see their brutal beheading on television. Many different emotions can take over, including anger, grief, and depression.

CBN News found a group of Egyptian Christians, however, who responded much differently. They are happy their family members stood firm in their faith.

Widow Mariam Farhat told us she “was very proud” that her husband “stood firm in his faith and that he didn’t deny Jesus.”

Honoring the Martyred

That surprising reaction is happening 150 miles south of Cairo, in the village of Al Aour.

Residents there honor the sacrifice of 21 Egyptians brutally murdered last February by ISIS. Their pictures are prominently displayed in the sanctuary of Virgin Mary Church.

Thirteen attended the church. The martyrs left behind family members like 23-year-old Farhat. She became a widow when the militants beheaded her husband Malak Ibrahim in Libya.

She first learned of his murder when she saw the now infamous video on local television.

“We were very sad for the first two days, but we hadn’t seen the video,” she recalled. “When we saw them in the video calling to Jesus we were very comforted.”

And that’s why Mariam and other families say they are now joyful, not sad.

Bebawy Al Ham’s brother Samuel was among those killed.

“We were always praying that God would make them steadfast in their faith,” Bebawy told CBN News. “We were very happy with what they said on the video: ‘Jesus Christ have mercy on us.’ When we found out they had been killed for being Christian, we were very comforted, because these were God’s children and he took them.”

Although Samuel’s wife and children now live without a husband and father, his family told CBN News their faith is stronger; they forgive the jihadists, and even pray for ISIS.

“I pray for them that God may open their hearts, and they may know the truth and know that what they do is wrong and then do the right thing,” Bebawy said.

“Jesus told us to forgive every sin and we forgive them and we hope that they can come to know Jesus,” he said.

Orange Jumpsuits

Egyptian Christians are encouraged to know they are not alone. In the United States there’s a growing movement among Christians to demonstrate unity and solidarity with those who are suffering for Christ in the Middle East.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, explained.

“What we thought was ‘how could we identify and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being brutalized around the world for their Christian faith?'” he said. “What tangible thing could we do, what practical thing could we do?”

Immediately, orange jumpsuits came to mind. Mahoney and others launched the #orangejumpsuitcampaign. The movement has expanded to orange scarves, sweaters, and ribbons.

“It’s to remind our brothers and sisters that we love them, and we’re standing with them and to remind decision makers here in America and across the globe–the free nations of the world–we cannot be silent on this issue,” Mahoney said.

He said the response has been amazing. Non-Christians have joined in as well.

“A Jewish rabbi, to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians is dying his beard orange, which I think is incredible and I can’t wait to see that,” Mahoney said.

‘Please Remember Us’

Mariam was encouraged after she viewed cell phone photos of Americans wearing orange.

“May the Lord make their love grow and grow. We are very happy with their love and we don’t deserve their love,” she told CBN News.

Mahoney said every five minutes around the world a Christian is killed for his faith.

“People don’t understand the kind of barbarism and brutality they are going through,” he said. “And you know when I visit persecuted Christians in the Middle East there is one thing that they always ask–it doesn’t matter if it is Iraq, Syria, wherever it might be– it’s this: ‘Please remember us!'”

And wearing orange on the job or at church helps people remember them.

“I think people need to understand that if we do not act quickly, the public expression of Christianity may be extinguished in the Middle East. As Elie Weisel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, says, “we must always take sides. Silence only helps the oppressor, never the oppressed,'” Mahoney said.

Mariam also has a message for others who have suffered or still face danger from ISIS.

“Don’t be sad or cry. God will support us all,” he said. “And he will fulfill his promise that he is the father of the orphans and the widows.”

It’s powerful stuff.

And Miriam is spot on right – God will fulfill his promise that he is the father of the orphans and the widows.
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2015/June/Widows-Joy-He-Didnt-Deny-Christ-When-Beheaded/

Islamic State Murders Christians: Media Silence. Islamic State Destroy Temple, Media Reports “War Crime”

This shouldn’t come as a surprise but it should be criticised:

ISIS is composed of a bunch of jerks. That is established fact.

One of the things jerks do when they move into a new place is that they immediately set about trashing it, even if the previous owners had taken pains to keep the place clean and well-kept.

This is what jerks call “settling in.”

ISIS has been settling in to parts of Syria that include the ancient site of Palmyra. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Palmyra is a city that was documented as far back as the second century B.C. as a stop for desert-traversing caravans. Archaeological digs have found evidence that the city was inhabited clear back in Neolithic times.

Palmyra’s history makes some of the most ancient cities in the Middle East look like modern strip malls.

What’s most valuable about it is what it might teach us about eras of history that are shared by large swaths of the human race.

So naturally ISIS, being the jerks they are, blew up one of the oldest temples they could find, the 2,000-year-old Baalshamin Temple, just because they could.

This led the United Nations’ cultural agency, UNESCO, to label the act a war crime.

Excuse me?

Don’t get me wrong. I think it is probably a war crime under international laws. But … um … what about all those people ISIS has killed?

Maybe I missed something, but I don’t recall a huge outcry whenever ISIS has pillaged, plundered, raped, tortured and beheaded its way into a new territory. Especially when the people being robbed, raped, tortured and killed happened to be Christians or Jews.

Or Kurds.

Or Yazidis.

In fact, the U.N. has been awfully quiet about the whole human tragedy being caused by the ISIS caliphate’s march to Armageddon.

But blow up a building, well. …

Mind you, this destruction took place a week after ISIS tortured and beheaded Professor Khaled al-Assaad, the senior citizen who had been caring for the Palmyra site, because he wouldn’t divulge the whereabouts of various treasures that had been hidden to protect them from ISIS.

Chances are, you didn’t hear about the professor’s death, either.

“The systematic destruction of cultural symbols embodying Syrian cultural diversity reveals the true intent of such attacks, which is to deprive the Syrian people of its knowledge, its identity and history,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in a statement.

She’s preaching to the choir here.

Nonetheless, wouldn’t it be nice if the world’s leaders could get just as outraged at hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of deaths as they do about an old building?

http://godfatherpolitics.com/24604/isis-destruction-of-temple-called-war-crime-what-about-deaths-of-christians/

Islamic State Planning “Armaggedon-Like World War” In India

So the Islamic State is actually pretty successful for what it’s worth.

The implication is that violent jihad does seem to resonate with many Muslims, whether they act as “lone wolves” in the West or they run and join the pack in Syria and Iraq.
All the rape, brutality, beheadings, crucifixions, and children being taught to murder people in the name of Islam really is just a taste of what Islamic caliphates have done historically and what one antichrist-led caliphate will do at the end of this age.

In the mean time IS has plans to expand their murderous treachery into India, where sizable Muslim minorities frequently go head to head with Buddhist communities:

The American Media Institute revealed that an ISIS recruitment pamphlet had been found in Pakistan outlining a plan for an ‘Armageddon-like world war’ that the group plans to initiate in India. According to the pamphlet, ISIS hopes to build up an army in Afghanistan and Pakistan, collecting enough forces to create a massive war of apocalyptic proportions to end the world. The group will initiate this war in a country that contains the third-largest population of Muslims in the world.

The pamphlet, which was reviewed by USA Today, is written in Urdu, and contains 32 pages. It also outlines how ISIS forces will attack US soldiers as they withdraw from Afghanistan, targeting US diplomats and Pakistani officials in the process.

The pamphlet was obtained from a Pakistani citizen who is connected to the Pakistani wing of the Taliban. It was brought to the US by the AMI and translated from Urdu by Harvard researcher and translator Mustafa Samdani.

The document, entitled “A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), The Caliphate According to the Prophet,” was deemed authentic by US intelligence officials.

The goal of ISIS, according to the document, is to unite the various Islamic militant groups, including various branches of the Taliban, under one umbrella. It encourages Al-Qaeda to join up, and states that Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, should be recognized as the leader of the world’s one billion Muslims at the head of a new religious empire.

“Accept the fact that this caliphate will survive and prosper until it takes over the entire world and beheads every last person that rebels against Allah,” it proclaims. “This is the bitter truth, swallow it.”

Retired Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who also reviewed the document, said it “represents the Islamic State’s campaign plan and is something, as an intelligence officer, I would not only want to capture, but fully exploit. It lays out their intent, their goals and objectives, a red flag to which we must pay attention.”

The pamphlet states that plans for a war on India are already underway, and the the US, when it will engage with ISIS’s forces, will face the entire Muslim world as an opponent. “Even if the US tries to attack with all its allies, which undoubtedly it will, the ummah (Islamic nation) will be united, resulting in the final battle.”

Former CIA officer Bruce Riedel said that “attacking in India is the Holy Grail of South Asian jihadists.”

The pamphlet states that previous Muslim terror groups such as Al-Qaeda have been going about attacking the US in the wrong way. Direct confrontations with the US should be avoided, it says, and instead Arab efforts should be spent trying to create a stable caliphate.

It proclaims that “instead of wasting energy in a direct confrontation with the US, we should focus on an armed uprising in the Arab world for the establishment of the caliphate.”

ISIS has been wildly successful at recruiting tens of thousands of followers from around the world, and is now making headway in Pakistan and Afghanistan in its continuing effort to take over the region.

Islam has always given Muslims reason to behave like beasts but thankfully, not all Muslims are invested in the brutal violence that Islam’s founder exhibited.

Nonetheless, a very large portion are supportive of and committed to violence in paving the way of the ummah.

We must pray for all Muslims, the violent and the peaceful alike, so that they might encounter the Lord Jesus Christ and so be redeemed to God, just as we have been.
http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/46481/isis-outlines-plans-for-armageddon-terror-watch/#iI47hu2r6HMskcTU.97