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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Faithful Disciples of the Prophet Strike Again

This Time in London

by Lawrence Fox

      In July, 2014, the last Christian limped out of Mosul, faced with death, forced conversion to Islam or payment of a “protection” tax. These are typical penalties all unbelievers (Christians, Jews, pagans, and even those deemed impure Muslims) face when Muslims gain control of an area.
      
      In Paris, on Nov. 13, 2015, excited concert goers, people out to eat and those who came to watch a game were the intended victims of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). By the end of the evening, 130 lay dead, countless others terrorized and wounded. The attacks were the deadliest in France since World War II.

        In San Bernardino County, California, on Dec. 2, 2015,  about 91 county employees gathered for training and a Christmas party when an American born Muslim Syed Rizwan Farook and his Pakistani Muslim wife stormed the Inland Regional Center with guns, body armor and ammunition, and left 14 dead, 17 wounded. Both are associated with ISIS. They were hunting the Quran's infidel.


The Sad Face of Brussels on March 22, 2016
     And in 2016 on March 22, 32 people died as explosions rocked the Maelbeek Metro station and Airport in Brussels. The Islamic State took the credit for the coordinated attacks in the heart of the European Union. 

     And now exactly one year later there are four dead and at least 40 injured in Westminster. Another native born devout Muslim carried out the attack. The terror faced in Iraq has relentlessly marched on engulfing the whole world in three short years.

    While most of the world looks on in horror after the events of March 22, 2017 in London, there sits on the sidelines from the 7th century recital, the Quran, which bleeds, “If therefore, you turn to Allah it will be better for you.” (Surah 9:3)

Christians in Iraq were faced with three options once ISIS moved into Mosul in 2014: convert, be killed, or pay the (jizya) tax -- three steps which are literally spelled out in the Quran (Surah 9:29): “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

        “For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians,” concluded the Iraqi Patriarch Louis Sako, sorrowing over the loss of one of the world's most ancient Christian communities.
Crimes against humanity:
 The Yazidi (non-Muslim) captives are lined up
before execution by ISIS


     But that proved to be only the beginning of the horror. Five hundred men, women and children of the ancient Iraqi minority Yazidi (syncretic form of Zoroastrianism) were shot in the head, crucified, raped and had their limbs amputated by the Sunni-led ISIS.

     Killing resisting Jews, Christians and pagans are approved practices of the Quran. However, the Muslim book, Quran, whose name means “recital,” warns if you kill fellow Muslims you will end in hell.

    Yet the dirty secret of Islam is that even Muslims can be defined -- at will -- as unbelievers then killed, taxed or converted, especially if they fail the test of other forbidden practices such as befriending Jews or Christians.

      Members of the Sunni Shaitat tribe were rounded up and marched to their deaths in Syria by ISIS, and the whole event was documented in a series of horrific images posted online by the victorious jihadists.

      Dare we hope the Shaitat Sunni tribe were impure Muslims -- newly-defined Muslim “unbelievers” -- because they resisted ISIS’ plans for an Islamist state or caliphate in Syria and Iraq? They didn’t want to be ruled by that batch of Muslims?

Local Entertainment: 
A crowd of men watch from behind a low
fence, some of them are taking photos or
 filming the executions with their mobile phones

      If so, too bad. True Muslims put them to death. ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on the “soldiers of the Islamic state” to fight alongside his jihadist group, telling them: “If you have faith, you will conquer Rome.” ISIS’ plans also envisage expansion of the Islamic state into Europe and across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The foundation of ISIS’s belief in themselves is the Quran, and they are following its precepts honestly and literally to  “Fight those who believe not in Allah.”
Beloved Muslims: members of ISIS, execute unbelievers

 ISIS are better Muslims -- more beloved by Allah: “Do you pretend that he who gives a drink to the pilgrims and pays a visit to the Sacred Mosque is as worthy as the man who believes in Allah and the Last Day and fights (jihad) for Allah’s cause. These are not equal by Allah. He does not guide the wrongdoers. Those that have embraced the faith and fled their homes and fought for Allah’s cause with their wealth and their persons are held in higher regard by Allah.” (Surah 9:19-21)

The reason this catastrophe is taking place in Iraq and Syria is best summed up by the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus during the Islamic siege of the City of Constantinople in 1391:

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new to religion, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

 And if you are horrified reading that famous quote, which got Pope Benedict in so much trouble when he repeated it in 2006, then you are part of the problem. The ideology of Islam is primarily to blame for the bloody mess in the Middle East, but so is Western Society’s inability to grasp that fact, and its insistence on treating the whole problem as a political issue. The moral vacuum in the West ensures that’s the only way it can be treated.

The roots of the violence begin in 622 AD when Mohammed fled to Medina to escape assassination, and encountered contradiction, ridicule and rejection from the Jewish scholars there.

This began in human history a wave of political and religious violence, which has steadfastly grown and has not contradicted the reasonable assessment made by Emperor Manuel II Paleologus.

The Quran is peppered with the call to jihadist violence: “Believers (Muslims) why is that when it is said to you, ‘March in the cause of Allah,’ you linger slothfully in the land?...If you do not fight, He will punish you sternly and replace you by other men.” (Surah 9:38) and “Unbelievers are those that say, ‘Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary.’…None shall help the evil-doers.” (Surah 5:17 & 5:71-5:75)
  
Are the members of ISIS not fulfilling the literal rendering of the Quran?  Aren’t the Christians in Mosul “evil-doers”?  Where are the soldiers from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, and Iran rising up in defense of the defenseless? Does not their silence indicate acceptance, no, even support?

     Allah purportedly speaking through the angel Gabriel recites to Mohammed:  “Do you suppose that you would enter Paradise before Allah has proved the men who fought (jihad) for him…. Many large armies have fought by the side of their prophet (Mohammed). They were never daunted by what befell them on the path of Allah: they neither weakened not cringed abjectly, Allah loves the steadfast.” (Surah 3:142-149)

     The Quran make is quite clear, those who support and go to war in the name of Allah are of greater value in Islam than those who stay at home indifferent to the cause. In fact, The Quran promises to those who wage war in the name of Allah greater goods, “The believers who stay at home – apart from those that suffer from a grave impediment – are not equal to those who fight (jihadist) for the cause of Allah with their goods and persons…He has promised all a good reward; but far richer is the recompense of those who fight for him…” (Surah 4:95-96)

     The images of honor killings, rape, burnt bodies, beheadings, executions, slavery, abductions, cutting off body parts, and the burning of churches – in the name of Allah - from Sudan, Nigeria, Mali, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, East Timor and increasingly occurring in Europe, Canada, and America confirms the reasonable assessment made by Emperor Manuel II Paleologus.  
    
       Tragically, the socialist, materialist, and progressive West still looks at these events through the eye-glasses of “political-issue.”  These fools have yet to grasp that religion and politics are not separated in the Quran. 

Despite the mindlessly Obama-like hashtag, “Islam is a religion of peace hijacked by wicked men,” there remains the insidious reality that a great number of persons embrace the idea that “the whole of the Quran” must be implemented in every age and in every land.

They would force the whole world to submit to Allah under Sharia Law which includes child marriages, blood revenge, imprisonment and execution for apostasy, and relegation of women and unbelievers to second class citizenship, or have them face taxation, displacement and cruel death. All this is being financed by the desert princes across the Middle East.

Yes, there are secondary causes for the catastrophe in Iraq. The Administration of U.S. President George W. Bush did not grasp the consequences of Americans entering into a war in Iraq, and then eventually leaving it in the hands of a people who have been at each other’s throats since the seventh century.

Mohammed died on June 8th in 632 AD and immediately afterwards his followers broke into two warring factions: Sunni and Shia, one led by a father-in-law of Mohammed and the other led by a son-in-law.

Iraq is currently run by Shias. The Sunni-led ISIS is motivated in part by a hatred for the Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who has been unable to contain his bitterness towards all things Sunni and Kurdish. The same drumbeat of despair engulfs these peoples as it has for centuries, and tragically the Catholic Christians are again caught in the middle.

The Bush Administration never anticipated that the Muslim Brotherhood would seduce his successor, resulting in the deliberate demolition of structures within the Islamic World. The Bush Administration naively embraced the notion that a society adhering to the “whole” of the Quran could give birth and build a Democratic Society – with American aid – just like the once Christianized Germany did after World War II.

Now comes the Obama Administration, whose goals have been closely aligned with those of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is the Muslim Brotherhood, who from their beginning in 1928 advocated the restoration of the Islamic Caliphate; and oh my, that was before there existed the State of Israel. So much for Israel being the cause of violence in the Middle East.

That “restoration” is now taking place out of the bones of the Iraqi people. ISIS has wrested control of Mosul and parts of Iraq, and is moving on to the Shia-controlled Bagdad. And by the way, ISIS is the group U.S. President Obama identified as nothing more than a “junior varsity team.”

The original Caliphate was established in the year 632 A.D. in the Arabian Peninsula, and ISIS’ goal is to turn Iraq into the new Caliphate, becoming the Sunni leader of a worldwide Muslim movement.

Smiling ISIS jihadist  holds a terrified man by his
hair  and begins to slice through his neck 
with a hunting knife

 ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood are allies in this effort. The events on 9/11/12 in Libya, resulting in the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, have more to do with the secret movement of arms to the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria by the CIA than anything else that has been suggested, including the airing of an anti-Islamic video on YouTube. 

And why was the U.S. involved in moving arms to the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria? Why, to assist the goal of a new Muslim Caliphate, of course.

In Egypt, Americans watched in horror as the U.S. chose to side with the Muslim Brotherhood. The US Administration alleged it was in pursuit of the so-called “Arab Spring” -- not to be confused with Irish Spring, which actually smells good.  The Arab Spring was simply a ruse.

The Obama Regime did not expect the Egyptian Military’s repulsion of the Muslim Brotherhood’s advances; and so they were caught with their pants down.

The U.S. Media has still not grasped the narrative perhaps because it seems like the Obama Administration embroils itself in one crisis after another to distract us from the really bad crises – like what’s happening in the Middle East.

Until the Islamic world re-evaluates adherence to the “whole” of the Quran, this brutality will never cease. The jizya tax was established by a human being named Mohammed – and not by Allah. It was never meant to protect Christians or Jews as argued by so-called “peaceful” Islamic Scholars. The tax was pragmatic. Islam could not compel Christians nor Jews to enter into Islamic jihad against other Christians stretching from Mecca to Turkey, Syria and Spain. And so the tax payment became Islam’s version of mercy and clemency. Mercy in Islam proceeds from submission.

This is totally contrary to the Christian sense of mercy: “But God demonstrated His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:9) and again “For God sent His Son into the world, not to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:7) and again, “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those that curse you, do good to those that hate you, and pray for those who speak evil about you, and persecute you.” (Matt 5:44 and Luke 6:27)

     The jizya was implemented to force Christians and Jews to pay for the maintenance of Islamic Jihad. It is no different than the financial levies imposed by the Mafia, Mexican Drug Cartels or other gang-bangers raging across the world. The only difference is this jizya tax payment is one of the foundations of the “Religion of Peace.”

      Do people not grasp this point? 
Ironically, the Democrat Party in the United States is copying this form of taxation, demanding that Christians - with moral consciences – support through their insurance and taxes Democrat-legislated forms of immorality.

      They have studied Islam well. A U.S. form of the jizya tax is supported by Democrat Party “Leaders” like Senators Patty Murray (Washington), Mark Udall (Colorado), Chuck Schumer (New York), Harry Reid (Nevada), Barbara Boxer (California) and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (San Francisco).

      They say to us: “We will be merciful to you dumb Catholics, who are morally obligated by Natural law, the Gospels, and Catholic Canon Law never to provide contraception, nor to perform abortion, sterilization, infanticide, euthanasia -- even in your hospitals.”

      “As an expression of our mercy and clemency, we the collective of socialist  only desire to force you (even nuns) to pay for these vile practices through mandated insurance policies which you did not even vote for.”
Tsk Tsk 

What we should be doing
with our hands 
      So the whole world stands by wringing their hands, tsk tsking over the politics of the Middle East while watching the torture, murder and rape of innocent men, women and children. And now they are increasing their attacks on our own soil.  And it's only going to get worse. Few recognize that what is needed is a bone deep conversion of the heart on the part of everyone in world.


Blessed Charles de Foucauld, who served and lived among the Muslims in Algeria, and then willingly suffered martyrdom at their hands, please pray for us.

---edited by Susan Fox


Don't Miss Lawrence Fox's Piece: Western Progressive Society & Islam: The Enemy of my Enemy is My Friend

and his poem on the beheading of American Catholic Journalist James Foley. See LAMENT FOR WESTERN HUMANITY






15 comments:

  1. Excellent post on a horrifying subject. Very well researched.

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  2. I can only say amen. God help us.

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  3. It was a pleasure meeting you on the flight from Houston to Little Rock last week. Your insight on the Caliphate was very helpful in sparking my desire to educate myself on the history and current tragedies taking place between the Sunni and Shia. Do you have any additional recommendations for books, documentaries, or articles that will help me further comprehend the horrific situation unfolding?

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  4. I will make sure Lawrence Fox gets your message, queendna. I know he enjoyed talking to you as well. I assume he already recommended Mark Gabriel's "Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran really teaches about Christianity, violence, and the goals of Islamic Jihad," "Jesus and Muhammad: Profound Differences and Surprising Similarities." Other Gabriel titles: Coffee with the Prophet, Islam and Jews: the Unfinished Battle, Culture Clash: Islam's War on America. Dr. Gabriel was an Islamic teacher when he became convinced that Muhammed did not speak for God. There were two attempts on his life, including one by his own father when he found out he had abandoned Islam. God bless you. Susan Fox

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  5. queendna, Lawrence also recommended the books by Robert Spencer, including "The Truth About Muhammad, Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion. God bless you. Susan Fox

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  6. Thank you, Susan. God bless you and your family as well!

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  7. queendna, Lawrence wrote a poem on this subject today on the blog. See it here: http://christsfaithfulwitness.blogspot.com/2014/09/lament-for-western-humanity.html#.VA0VHUskOpU

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  8. All mentioned is the result of twisted minds. Things are contagious-good & bad. Noting Good about Bad. Nothing good about Satan. Christ explained this to us. He explained this to his Apostles. At the time they were'nt ready to hear. How was it possible? Jesus even warned at "The Last Supper" Satan had entered Judas. This was for their protection truth so powerfull, they may have left. Just think Peter denied Jesus 3X, then knowing, which is what we must do when we wrong against our Lord, Peter wept bitterly. It must also be remembered that Judas had Free Will. He chose to betray Christ for $. Christ was born to die for us, save us , for eternal life. There were plenty who wanted Christ killed. It had been tried many times. The apostles received their strength when the Holy Spirit asended on all there, in the upper room, inc our Blessed Mother. All gifts were given to us so we are not as Orphans. The mercy of Christ overflows for us. Yes we are in a Spiritual Battle. Stay close, very close to Our Precious Lord. Jesus is our sword, our life. Even if we loose our life for Jesus ,he loves us so much,, he saves our life to be with Him.What Joy Ivysnow3567

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  9. After saying the above re seeing the pictures, too sad to begin to say. It all seems a bad dream as though Satan really in plain view. Our faith was taken away by our own Government. Then there is talk of no arms. If people would have had guns, They could have defended themselves. We are hated and hunted by this group of people who do not value us at all- not all. It's near impossible to look at any pictures.Much too horrible to look or think of such atrocities to life. No I don't think it will end. I think it will end when Jesus returns to earth. In Scripture. Jusus asked if He would find Faith on earth?. Yes this group of people is more dangerous than there are words. Not many seem to realize the danger. Have'nt we see & heard enough? Nothing really done to keep the rest of the poulation safe. Is anyone awake?Ivorysnow3567

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  10. I just saw quite a lot of neww re: the horrific murder of many in France. All by dreaded terrorist. Also heard Obama and his Q&A. He is not a Reagan. Unfortunately he is not prepared to deal with this murderous very large group of terroist. People are joining for excuse and their pleasure to kill. Iam not able to watch any of their murderous killings. Nor to watch the murder of living babies forom and in the womb. Babies muurdered for $. Govt does nothing. The terrorist slaughter has in some way to do with $, even if taken from people. All involved with any of these horrible things have lost right to be called human. They destroy humans ,Gods gif & joy. No they are not in humaness Ivysnow

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  11. By re reading re Quran,yhere are so many unanserable questions. Everyone seems to be on edge. Not kowing what will become of us. It must be said. That it should have been a huge clue, to all US citizens that a man was being put in an office of pride and honor,and the people were blind yo the clues. Obama would not wear our US flag pin not pledge allegiance with hand over hear to The One God,only God.This done as so many watched and acccepted. With much dislike he did so sonce told he must.. Obama has always defended Islamb, muslims,and made excuses for isis.. I can't say much more. We are dealing with satan.we do need to pray. Many did not heed the warning at Fatima. Our Blessed Mother's warning of world war111 if we did'nt say the rosary each day. There is still 1 more message left. All I can say is we are in a very precarious situation. The reason I have said guite a lot because this is our life now. And we best pray God is our only hope. We must say the rosary each day. It's very alarming when people are afraid of their own government. Other places yes, ,,-not ours, it's all true. We must pray.Things are very wrong. Our homeland is not being protected, and it becomes worse daily.I do believe we were given plenty of warning

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  12. We had plenty of warning. Fatima. Pray the rosary every day. Word war111. We ha e apPresident that will not go against Islam. What people must understan is the Quran. Its so crazed. It must also innerd to understand yhat re Islam. Even if they don't fight they will not impede all radicals that will. People didn't pay attention to signs. Obama would not wear flag pin nor put hand over heart to pledge allegiace to America under God. He will once in a while have our flag. About. There is too much to get into this space. We must pray Hod is the answer. Only answer. Ivorysnow3567

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  13. I'm afraid we're headed to another series of coordinated attacks on our soil. What I have seen and read of Europe is very distressing. Because of European low birth rates and unbelievably high immigration numbers and the prolific procreation by Muslim immigrants who are allowed to take 4 wives, England has areas where white people are in the minority. Mosques are popping up all over, one city has 15 already. It seems to me that when faith and family are not nurtured, supported and valued, the weeds will take over.

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  14. Peace be unto you!
    Dear ones,where are the Twitter FB Disqus StumbledUpon & nearly two hundered more link ups?
    Please my blessed friends, this is too important not to share and the quality of writing deserves a bigger audience! This really moved me!
    Thank you! Get them buttons, and we will share share share! MultiMedia Evangelism! 😁

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  15. Dear Heart (Snowbird), All the link up buttons are located just above the comments at the end of the piece. Thank you for thinking of sharing our posts! Susan Fox

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