On June 26, a court ruling in Cologne Germany has made ritual circumcision illegal, declaring that it is an assault on the rights of the child since it is performed without its consent. It immediately affects the future of the children of four million Muslims and about 120,000 Jews. It came as the result of a possible malpractice on a 4-year old Muslim boy. It currently appears irreversible, but Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to come up with a legal solution to allow both Jews and Muslims the practice of the ritual according to their respective religions.
It was over 12 years ago that I started to realize that the “oldest hatred” had morphed into a new beast that could potentially be much more damaging than the old. The antisemitism of yesterday, based on the faulty Nazi assumption that Jews are a sub-human race destined to total annihilation, was no longer worth promoting. A new breed of anti-Semites started to appear–as committed to the complete destruction of the Jewish people as the old one–yet with a different message.
It’s official, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was elected president of Egypt (51.7%). Out is Mubarak the secular military dictator and in is Morsi the “freely” elected Islamist president. Over the next few days, Morsi will move in into Mubarak’s palace and start organizing his new government to rule the largest arab country in the middle east. As it stands, the military still retains control and greatly limits what decisions Morsi can make. This is the result of the decision by Egypt’s SCAF (Supreme Council of the Armed Forces) to strip the presidents of many of most of his power. We don’t know how long this will last.
President Obama didn’t waste any time to congratulate Morsi and the White House declared that: Morsi’s victory is a milestone in Egypt’s transition to democracy after decades of authoritarian rule under Mubarak. Even Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement after Morsi election to power to congratulate Egypt for a move towards democracy saying that he respected the results.
Morsi might have been freely elected, although the term freedom remains to be determined as it pertains to Egypt’s recent elections. Especially when looking at the case of the Egyptian man who beat his wife to death for not voting for Morsi.
So, Egyptian Christians, Israelis and the rest of the free world shouldn’t worry because all news reports seem to agree that Morsi was “freely” elected and is introducing a new era, a “New Egypt”…Democracy is finally here and we should feel very safe as we all look forward to a new stability in the middle east. Democracy can be defined as
It is time to take a closer look at the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and decide if they are the promoters of democracy or the enforcers of fascism. I have made my mind long ago and I will let YOU decide for yourself, but please consider a few facts.
Consider the MB motto as found on their website and other materials:
“Democracy contradicts and wages war on Islam. Whoever calls for democracy means they are raising banners contradicting God’s plan and fighting Islam.”
Back in October 2011, Mahmoud Abbas savored a victory that required no loss of life or property. The Palestinian Authority was officially admitted as the newest member of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Many were concerned by the fact that Abbas was using an educational and cultural venue to push a political agenda, and the fear was that it would only be a matter of time before the UNESCO platform would be used again to further delegitimize Israel and validate the Palestinians return to “their land”.
When the First Congress of Muslim-Christian Associations met in Jerusalem in February 1919 to choose Palestinian representatives for the Paris Peace Conference,the following resolution was adopted:
In 1937, a local Arab leader, Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, told the Peel Com- mission, which ultimately suggested the partition of Palestine:“There is no such country as Palestine! ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented! There is no Palestine in the Bible.Our country was for centuries part of Syria.” The representative of the Arab Higher Committee to the United Nations echoed this view in a statement to the General Assembly in May 1947, which said Palestine was part of the Province of Syria and the Arabs of Palestine did not comprise a separate political entity. A few years later, Ahmed Shuqeiri, later the chairman of the PLO, told the Security Council:“It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria.”
Palestinian Arab nationalism is largely a post-World War I phenom- enon that did not become a significant political movement until after the 1967 Six-Day War.
It was not until the 1960s under the leadership of the late Yasir Arafat that the “Palestinian cause” came to the forefront of the world political scene.
Before that, it was pretty much an unanimous understanding amongst Arab nations that there were no such people as Palestinians, but simply Arabs.
In the last 50 years, a phenomenon has been taking place. Banking on a combination of ignorance, tolerance and political correctness from the West, the Palestinian authority has slowly developed an identity, usurped from the Jewish people and the Jewish roots of the Bible.
Today, less than 8 months after being recognized by UNESCO, the Palestinian authority is pushing the envelope. Mahmoud Abbas is attempting to make the “Bethlehem Church of the Nativity” into a Palestinian sacred site.
The likelihood of that happening is uncertain at best. Yet, on their own site, UNESCO did list the Church of the Nativity as being in Palestine:
…the Church of the Nativity and pilgrimage route, Bethlehem (Palestine) will be processed on an emergency basis and the documents that concern them are not yet available. Chad, Congo, Palau, Palestine and Qatar stand to enter
the World Heritage List with their first inscriptions.
Although the fact that Abbas didn’t follow protocol and submitted his claim as an “emergency” might cost him the vote or might even force him to properly resubmit it for a 2014 vote, the very fact that it is currently listed as being part of Palestine clearly proves the progress that Mahmoud Abbas and his cohorts are making. Some might claim that this is purely semantics but I think it goes deeper in establishing an undeserved legitimacy.
If you cannot claim historical facts, simply make them up or better yet, steal them from those to whom they rightfully belong to. Mahmoud Abbas can try all he wants to claim the Church as a Palestinian holy site, Yeshua (Jesus) remains a Jew not a Palestinian.
If the world remains silent while the Palestinian authority and their supporters keep denying, rewriting and even stealing biblically founded Jewish history, eventually the Jewish roots will no longer be able to hold and feed the tree where Christianity comes from.
Many evangelicals are supporting this move by the Palestinians, yet they don’t seem to realize that by rewriting history to exclude Jewish heritage they will eradicate the very foundation of Christianity.
While Yeshua (Jesus) was born a Jew and possibly not even at the disputed site, He remains the Son of God, the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the World (Isaiah 52:13-53:12, John 3:16). No boundaries, political agenda or rewriting of history can ever change that because history is HIStory!
As the self-inoculated virus of political correctness continues to spread globally, we are witnessing the impairment the West. What at first I thought was an epidemic (localized outbreak of a disease), might very well be a pandemic (global outbreak of a disease or an out-of-control epidemic). So the question is no longer “will it spread and where”? but rather “how fast and where will it spread”?
First and very oddly, Hollande decided than pork will never touch his lips or the lips of his entire staff. Additionally, all meat served at the Elysee Palace for staff and/or dignitaries and heads of state will be Halal meat (Halal is the ritual slaughtering of meat according to Islam). You read it right, not just Halal to accommodate Muslim staff or other Muslim official…Halal for everybody, everyday!
But wait, Mr. Hollande is not finished, as a matter of fact he is just getting started. Part of repaying his debt to those who put him in office, is the fact that he selected three Muslims amongst the 34 members of his new cabinet.
• Najat Vallaud-Belkacem is the new Minister of Women’s Right. She is one of many who voted against the law banning the Burqua (Muslim total body veil). It is both surreal and pathetic to consider a Muslim who is in favor of the veil and obviously the abuse of women under Islam to hold the office of Minister of Women’s Right. Political correctness is in full force.
• Kader Arif (born in Algeria) will be the new Minister of Veteran’s Affairs at the Ministry of Defense. He is known to promote anti-Israel views and have a pro-Hamas slant. He is also listed as a supporter of the recent Gaza flotilla.
• Yamina Benguigui (born in Lille, France) and married to a Jewish man is still a bit of a mystery as she appears to flip-flop on the issues of the burqua and women in Islam. She is the new Minister for French Citizens of foreign origins within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
So, in summary, Hollande has placed three Muslims in Foreign Affairs, Defense and Women’s Rights. It remains to be seen how this will further affect the unavoidable islamization of France.
Additionally and ironically, radical leftist Christiane Taubira who has no Law degree will be the new Justice Minister. Incidentally, she voted against the law banning hijabs (muslim head scarf for women) in French schools.
To his defense, we must also note that three of his cabinet members are Jewish and pro-Zionists.
Hollande is also very open to the addition of Turkey into the European Union even though they have been very antagonistic towards the West. The Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who is NO FRIEND of Israel is hoping for a soon inclusion into the EU. It is up to President Hollande to flex further into dhimmitude or to salvage the remains of a French Republic that has long ceased to stand proudly on its motto of “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité”
How long before Marianne, the French symbol of the “Triumph of the Republic” has to wear the burqua?
As we are witnessing the changing tide in France, we could also look at Amsterdam, Brussels, London and many other European cities and further document the morphing of a civilization. The eclipse of the West by Islam is well on its way and the Islamization of Europe is only part of the crescent.
If not stopped very soon, it will eclipse all of western civilization. But there is always something positive about an eclipse. It is the fact that even though it hides something completely, it does not eradicate it. While I firmly believe that it is too late for Europe to recover from the Muslim takeover, I think we still have time to save America if we hold on to our judeo-christian values and promote them unashamedly.
Yeshua (Jesus) died for all men (including Muslims). He died for me so I will live for Him. But what if I had to die for Him like so many do daily around the world? The Gospel is worth dying for because it is the only source of real life… In this world and the world to come!