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It seems that the Summit on “Violent Extremism” was merely a Summit to express the virtues of Islam. President Barack Obama claimed that “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” Of course who can forget the contributions of Walid Washington and Ahmed Jefferson. All jesting aside, the first mosque in NY City wasn’t built until the later eighteen hundreds, more than 100 years after Independence.

President Obama’s failed Cairo speech, “A New Beginning” or as I called it, the, “I’m Not George Bush” speech, should have taught him that the root causes of Islamic terror are not western aggression, prosperity or arrogance, or lack of jobs or lack of hugs. It is in fact Islamic Fundamentalism. I don’t even know if we can called it radicalism, because they are merely following Mohamed’s example and the Koran’s instructions.

When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. (Quran 9:5)

Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous. (Quran 9:123)

In Cairo, President Obama reached out to the Muslim world. He made it clear that America is not a war with Islam. While a bit naive, who can fault him for trying, but that was six years ago:

Before Benghazi, Before ISIS, Before Paris, Before Copenhagen, Before the beheading of journalists, Before the kidnapping and raping of Christian Arabs in Iraq, Before the beheading of 21 innocent Egyptian Christians, Before the burning alive of the Jordanian Pilot, Before the ouster of the President of Yemen, causing U.S. troops to flee in frenzy, Before… well you get the picture.

There comes a point when you realize that these people do not want our help or friendship, but to kill us. The problem for President Obama is that this runs contrary to the friendly example of Islam that he experienced going up in Indonesia. Therefore he is in denial. He shuns the president of Egypt, while meets secretly with reps from the Muslim Brotherhood. He has no time for U.S. ally Benjamin Netanyahu, but invites the Emir of Qatar, a country that pours millions into Hamas and harbors their leader, to the White House for talks on overcoming random extremism. He chides Christians for their judgmental arrogance—you’re just like them—while holding a Summit on Violent Extremism that hosted some, while, violent extremists!

One Boston Muslim leader taking part in the summit, Nicole Mossalam, has been dishonest about her controversial mosque blocking congregants from giving police information during their investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing. Another Muslim leader from Boston invited to the White House summit designed a lawsuit to stop the Boston media from reporting what it knows about the radical nature of the largest Islamic center in New England. In addition, this man, Nabeel Khudairi, persecuted moderate Muslim members of his own mosque after they tried to warn New Englanders about Islamic extremists in their midst. —Brietbart.com

In addition, 9/11 truther, Salam Al Mayariti, who said Israel should be at the top of the suspect list, after 9/11, was welcomed to the White House Summit. He is the president of MPAC, that tweeted this last week.

Obama has made a massive miscalculation to put defending Islam over defeating our enemies and protecting out people. We see this attitude in the first paragraph of Lars Hedegaard’s article, “It’s the Danes Fault.”

The first question the Danish Prime Minister got from one of the journalists, was, “How do you think this is going to affect the Muslims in Denmark? None of the journalists asked, “What are you going to do to protect us from this Islamist savagery?”

God help us…

I wanted to write this blog last week, but I was stuck on my high horse and it’s just so darn difficult to type when I am riding him. Of course, I am referring to President Obama’s stern lecture, even rebuke, at this year’s Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ…So it’s not unique to one group or one religion. There is a tendency in us — a sinful tendency — that can pervert and distort our faith.”

Now, I know the President is smart, but this may be the one area where I am more knowledgeable than the Harvard educated law professor. It is true that the Crusaders, masquerading as Christians, did unspeakable horrors to Muslims and Jews. In one story, they burnt down a synagogue in Jerusalem with 900 Jews inside, while singing “Christ we adore Thee.”

On the other hand, Islam was militarily advancing to the west and if not for the Crusades, you might have been reading this blog Arabic, not English!

The Inquisition was a political movement to root out non-Catholics from Spain. It had nothing to do with genuine piety. During a period of 300 years starting in the late fourteen hundreds, 30,000 Jews were burned at the stake (just like the Jordanian soldier this week), in the name of Christianity.

Not Apples and Apples

But here is the main difference. Those masquerading Christians were doing things contrary to the teachings of Jesus for political gain. ISIS, on the other hand, is doing exactly what is taught in the Koran.

“Jesus taught peace, love and forgiveness. He came to give His life for the sins of mankind, not to take life. Mohammad on the contrary was a warrior and killed many innocent people. True followers of Christ emulate Christ – true followers of Mohammed emulate Mohammed.” —Franklin Graham

In fact, it is those so-called “moderate” Muslims who claim that Islam teaches love, forgiveness and tolerance (as I heard a Jordanian official claim), who are the false disciples of Mohamed—it is they, who are just pretending to practice Islam.

Addressing the President, a former Muslim, Brother Rachid, and expert on Islam said, “[ISIS’] leader Al Baghdadi has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. I doubt you know Islam better than he does.”

Obama’s Arrogant Agenda

If it wasn’t clear before, Obama’s agenda is clear now. We have a President who takes more delight in spanking “arrogant America,” than protecting us. President Obama’s agenda is very clear. He wants to put us in our place. The esteemed Bishop E. W. Jackson said:

“This president does everything he possibly can to defend Islam and does almost nothing to defend the honor of this country.”

Rush Limbaugh was blunt in his assessment:

[Obama] has a problem with this nation’s founding. He has a deep-seated problem with this nation’s existence. He doesn’t like the fact that we’re a superpower, thinks it’s not been honestly earned … The US was founded as a racist, slave, bigoted nation, and we still haven’t paid the price for that as far as he’s concerned.

For Obama, all the world’s a stage and he is a Harvard professor. He takes to the podium to lecture and criticize America. But it is he, who must get off his high horse, not the rest of the country. He speaks down to us as if no one else has studied history, and displays the very arrogance that he accuses middle America of having. Never in History has a president been so hostile and dismissive of the people he works for.

Of course, we saw this coming. Who can forget Michelle Obama’s confession in 2008:

Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country…

Double Standard

On the one hand, President Obama claims that ISIS is not Islam—it has nothing to do with Islam. But he has no problem saying that the Crusades and the Inquisitions were done in the name of Christ. He will never say that ISIS acts in the name of Mohamed.

When referring to ISIS, Obama says that they do acts of barbarism “in the name of religion,” but won’t say they that they do it in the name of Islam or Mohamed. The Jordanian Foreign Affairs Minister, Nassim Judeh said to Shepard Smith:

“They’re terrorists, they’re extremists, they have nothing to do with Islam. And nothing to do with any religion.”

So ISIS has nothing to do with any religion… and then in the next breath he says, “Extremism exists in all religions.”

So I guess what he is saying is that when there is a Jewish extremist, then he is Jewish, because, “Extremism exists in all religions.” And if there is a Christian extremist—as in the Crusades and Inquisition, he is Christian, because “Extremism exists in all religions.” But if there is a group called the Islamic State, that bases their theology on the Koran, prays five times a day (like good Muslims), implements Sharia Law in all their conquered lands, practices Saudi Arabian Wahhabism and the Hadith (teachings of Mohamed), and murders infidels—just as Muslims have been doing for a millennium and a half, just as Mohamed did—they are not Islamic Extremists… just your run of the mill terrorists. Brother Rachid disagrees, “They are following the steps of Islam’s prophet Mohamed to the letter.”

Obama’s fondness of Islam

It would appear that President Obama has compassion for people like the Taliban. Maybe he sees them as victims of the western oppression? Or maybe he has a secret love affair with the traditions of Islam that he boasts of adoring during his years going to an Islamic school.

Obama was registered in two Indonesian schools for four years as a Muslim, studied and memorized portions of the Koran and wore Islamic clothing in Indonesia. He has stated during his presidency that the most beautiful sound in the world is the Islamic call to prayer. He obviously has fond memories of his life as a Muslim. (Maoz Israel Report)

I don’t know what the next year and half will bring, but it appears, that without the possibility of reelection, President Obama is not even attempting to hide his disdain for his own country.

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A Poem for the Saudi King

Ron Cantor —  January 28, 2015 — 3 Comments

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey, is sponsoring an essay contest to honor the deceased King of Saudi Arabia—former leader of one of the most repressive countries on earth. Now I am not that smart—to write an essay—but hopefully they will include my poem in the contest…

Roses are red, Violets are blue,
It is hard to put into words, My feelings for a man, who most likely, hated every Jew.

Obama bowed down to you, Treated you with dignity,
You should have felt honored, He would not even have his picture taken with Bibi! (Netanyahu)

Tony Blair said you were loved by your people, A beacon of hope,
So, your religious police oppress your people, It’s not like you’re the pope.

 

I am told that you had, A pimp-hand strong,
Jailing your freedom-seeking daughters, Don’t they know, Freedom for women—it’s wrong!

While we know you’re not Al Qaeda, Bin Laden or ISIS,
Without your radical, oppressive version of Islam, The world would not find itself in this present terror crisis.

Obama insists, “ISIS is not Islam,”
Your oppressive beliefs, the same, according to Wahhabism dot com.

“We lost a revered leader,” Said the former Swift boat sailor,
He didn’t come to your funeral, But he’s going to Skype a duet in your honor with his friend, James Taylor.

Under your reign, There was a record number of beheadings,
You still allowed child-brides, So many joyless and perverted weddings.

Under a male guardian, All your women must be,
They cannot travel or receive medical attention, Unless they get him to agree.

You’re the only nation on earth, Where women can’t drive,
Basic things most women enjoy, You oppressively deprive.

Don’t practice another religion, Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabism forbids it,
Converting is illegal, Islam will not permit it.

It is punishable by death, Honor killings are encouraged,
“Kill the traitor!” Lest the poison of Jesus be allowed to flourish.

House churches you raid, You imprison many a pastor,
We’ll overlook this, Just produce oil faster.

Women, make sure you are not raped, Your own family may have the answer,
Your rapist may walk free, While your relatives cut you out, like a surgeon would cancer.

Through your riches in oil, You fund Sunni terror,
But just be our ally, We’ll tell our people, any criticism of you, well, it must be in error.

Honor to you, Politicians and Generals seek to bring,
Despite your lack of human rights and freedoms, They treat you like a king.

Oh, that’s right, it was your title, On this earth, your bore,
But now you stand before a real King, Your life, you must now give an account for.

The End.

The symbolism is powerful. For eight days we take one candle called the servant candle and light eight other candles. In the same way, Yeshua came as a servant and gave us light. In Israel being a light can be scary. You never know how someone will react to your faith. So last night, when 20-year-old Shai Sol testified of her faith in Yeshua before the whole country, every believer in Israel was challenged and encouraged.

Elana and I were hosting the leaders-in-training group from our congregation, Tiferet Yeshua for the last night of Hanukah. After lighting the candles and eating Sufganiot (1,000-calorie fried donuts), we turned on the TV at 9:00 PM to watch Israel’s newest reality show—HaKochav Haba—The Next Star. And we waited to see Shai.

Her audition began around 9:45 PM. On the show, the hosts first talk to the contestant before he or she sings. Shai got right to the point. “I think I will reveal that I am a Messianic Jew.” The interviewers were confused and asked, “What does that mean?” Shai responds, “Jews who believe in the Tenach (Old Testament) and the New Testament.” Continue Reading…

Last night I went to listen to former Finance Minister Yair Lapid (above left) speak in English to about 1,000 Anglo-Israelis. He started off the evening by telling a personal story.

He takes his daughter on a coffee date every Tuesday. During a recent coffee time, after ordering an espresso, he received a phone call. Normally he lets nothing interrupt these special dates. His office knows not to interrupt him. However, looking at the phone, he saw it was Prime Minister Netanyahu and felt he should answer. He did and the Prime Minister informed him that his services would no longer be needed—he was fired from his post as finance minister.

He hung up the phone just as the waitress was returning with his espresso. He looked at her and said, “When I ordered this espresso, I was the finance minister of Israel. By the time you brought it to me, I was fired and am now unemployed.” Continue Reading…