THE PRESIDENT, WAR, TERROR AND ISLAM
FINANCING THE WAR ON TERROR – Every time we Americans fill up our gas tanks, we are supporting radical Islam’s efforts to destroy democracy. New studies show that 85% of the mosques in the United States teach a repressive form of Islam that calls for sharia law and the elimination of democracy. Virtually every mosque in the United States receives some kind of financial aid from Saudi Arabia, which practices Wahhabism, a form of Islam that is particularly draconian. Homosexuals are publically hung in Saudi Arabia and in recent years women have been stoned to death for adultery. Oddly enough, liberals such as President Obama are bent on increasing rather than decreasing the dependence of the United States on Middle East oil.
The Alaskan pipeline, which at one time transported 2.1 million barrels of oil a day, is now operating at only one-third capacity. If the volume drops any lower, the pipeline will have to be shut down. By law, if the pipeline is shut down because of a lack of oil, it must be dismantled. This is the goal of the liberals. The Obama Administration refuses to issue drilling permits in Alaska, so every barrel of oil that does not come from Alaska must be replaced by oil from foreign sources such as the Middle East. Rather than the money we spend at the pump going for jobs in Alaska, those dollars will support construction of Islamist mosques. The Obama Administration has also drastically cut the number of permits to drill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Permian basin in West Texas is one of the largest oil fields in the world and has produced oil since the late 19th century. The Obama Administration has now managed to find an “endangered species,” the dunes sagebrush lizard, in the Permian Basin and is threatening to shut down oil drilling in Texas to protect the lizard. Even more money will then flow to our enemies. As the Obama Administration shuts down oil supplies in the United States and simultaneously deflates the dollar, the price of oil rises. Refusing to see any responsibility on his part President Obama blames “speculators” for the increase in oil prices because, as a socialist, he just flat does not understand the concept of supply and demand. He honestly believes that both supply and demand can be managed by government, probably because this concept worked so well in the Soviet Union, before it collapsed.
SOLUTION: USE EMERGENCY SUPPLIES – For six weeks, the price of oil fell due to economic problems in Europe, so on June 23rd President Barack Obama released oil from the nation’s emergency reserves to bring down a price that was already falling. Why? The reserves are for catastrophic situations — not market interference. The last time the reserves were used was during the Katrina disaster when oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico were shut down. The release of oil, coordinated with other nations trying to “stop speculators” from pushing up the price of oil, caused the stock market to drop almost 2%. Did Obama not realize that traders who buy oil contracts also buy insurance on those contracts? The speculators were not hurt, but those issuing the insurance sure were. Because Obama interfered with the market there has been major disruption in the natural trading order. Oil company stocks, which are the backbone of many retirement funds, fell drastically. Did Obama’s action decrease the cost of gas? Yes, by about five cents a gallon, temporarily, until the oil he released is used up and we have to import more.
OBAMA IGNORES GENOCIDE – Intelligence agencies have furnished compelling information to President Barack Obama that the Muslim government of the Sudan is killing thousands of Christians in the Nuba Mountains. Mass murdering dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir is moving 14 trucks loaded with chemical weapons to the Nuba Mountains in preparation for more mass murder. Al-Bashir was charged with genocide by an international tribunal because of his actions in Darfur where he killed other Muslims, but Europe and the United States do not seem to have a problem when the victims of mass murder are Christians. Obama, who has supported the “Arab Spring” in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere, seems unconcerned about the wholesale murder of Christians in Africa.
NO “HOSTILITIES” IN LIBYA? – The daily bombings of Tripoli by our military, the attacks on the Libyan army and the tens of millions of dollars spent on munitions do not constitute “hostilities” and as a result, says President Obama, he does not have to seek authority to continue the war there under the War Powers Act. “It’s bizarre that the administration has sent over a letter yesterday referring to the fact that we’re not involved in hostilities in Libya,” Senator Corker, (R-TN), said on the Senate floor. “I mean it’s really totally bizarre when you look at what’s going on right now in the air in Libya right now.” Senator McCain, (R-AZ)., called yesterday’s report from the administration a “confusing breach of common sense,” and a “puzzling assertion.” Senator Corker and Senator Jim Webb, (D-VA) introduced a bill requiring a “detailed justification” of the US operation in Libya from the administration. Even Democrats are astonished at Obama’s disregard for Congressional oversight.
THE CONGRESS ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND TERROR
CONGRESSMAN EXPOSES JIHAD TRAINING IN PRISONS – Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, held his second hearing on Islamic radicalization in America this month. During these hearings he focused on Islamist radicalization in America’s prisons. Predictably, Congressman King was attacked by major media outlets and even members of the Obama Administration as a Christian bigot suffering from Islamophobia. This is despite the fact that armed camps of former criminals who have been converted to Islam exist in several states, including Virginia.
Just a day after the hearing concluded, two convicted felons who had converted to Islam in prison were arrested for planning an attack on a military base in Washington state. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, formerly Joseph Anthony Davis, and Walli Mujahidh, formerly Frederick Domingue, Jr., were arrested for plotting to attack a military service center in Seattle that also contains a daycare center. The men had met in prison.
Undercover agents recorded Abdul-Latif saying that he was inspired by Colonel Nidal Hasan’s murderous jihad attack at Fort Hood that killed thirteen. He attempted to recruit a third man by saying of Hasan, “If one person could kill so many people, three attackers could kill many more.” This is not the first time that convicted felons who have converted to Islam in jail have attempted jihad. But the attacks on Congressman King will continue from the left and the media. Why? There exists an unholy alliance between the left and Islam because of their common hatred of Judeo-Christian values.
Peter King is from New York and needs our support. I urge you to send Congressman King encouraging letters of support. His address is: Honorable Peter King, 339 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
WEINER’S JEWISH MUSLIM ISSUES – Also from New York, but far from having the character of Peter King, is disgraced Democrat congressman Anthony Weiner who is now famous for twitting x-rated pictures of himself to women across the nation. The media has not made much of the Jewish congressman’s marriage to a Muslim woman. There is a death sentence under sharia law against any non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman. Congressman Anthony Weiner is married to Huma Abedin, a Muslim who is a also a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and travels with her everywhere she goes. Her parents were devout Muslims in Saudi Arabia, where Huma grew up. Her father was an Islamic scholar before his death; her mother still lives in Saudi Arabia, and both she and Huma’s brother have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. It seems that Congressman Wiener may have bigger problems than sending x-rated twits to strange women, as he has dishonored a Muslim family.
SENATORS: PROTECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN MIDDLE EAST – In mid-June, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R – MO) introduced legislation that would create a new U.S. Department of State special envoy for religious minorities in the Middle East, aimed at promoting and protecting religious freedoms. U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is an original co-sponsor of the legislation. Blunt said, “As we observe political upheavals throughout the Middle East, I expect this bill will encourage the State Department to redouble its efforts to call attention to all religious minorities and demonstrate to leaders in the region that the United States takes religious freedom seriously.”
INTERSTATE ABORTION BAN – Members of the Pro-Life Caucus and the Prayer Caucus in the House and Senate introduced CIANA, the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. The bill would prohibit a person who is not a parent from knowingly taking a minor across state lines with the intent of obtaining an abortion, if such action evades a parental involvement law in the minor’s home state. CIANA also requires abortionists to notify parents at least 24 hours before performing an abortion on an out-of-state minor. In previous congresses the bill has been introduced in both the House and Senate, but has failed under Democrat leaders. In the Senate, Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are the major sponsors of the bill. CIANA was formally filed on June 21st.
Please contact your Senators especially, and ask them to co-sponsor and vote for CIANA. As the House is now under Republican leadership, the bill should pass the House this year.
CULTURE AND RELIGION
ATHEIST NEWDOW DEFEATED AGAIN – On June 15th the Supreme Court rejected atheist activist Michael Newdow’s latest lawsuit challenging the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, this time after he lost in the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. In March, the Supreme Court rejected Newdow’s appeal from his loss in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. In my book, The Pledge: One Nation Under God, I detailed the history of the Pledge and presented the arguments for “under God” in the Pledge that debunk Newdow’s claims. The book is still available at www.pledgeundergodbook.com..
SEVENTH GRADERS FORCED TO TAKE SEX SURVEY – It was revealed this month that seventh graders in a Massachusetts school were asked, “Have you ever had oral sex?” in a survey that had other graphic language which I cannot repeat here. The students were asked what they used to prevent pregnancy in their “last sexual encounter.” The school admits it was graphic but says they had to administer it as part of a grant from the Department of Education. The Rutherford Institute is filing a complaint on behalf of the mother of two girls attending the Fitchburg School District.
EVERY FIVE MINUTES A CHRISTIAN IS MARTYRED – Every year 105,000 Christians are killed because of their faith. This shocking figure was disclosed by Italian sociologist Massimo Introvigne, representative of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) in a report titled “Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians,” at the International Conference on Inter-religious dialogue between Christians, Jews and Muslims, sponsored by the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union (EU) in Gödöllo, near Budapest. “Every five minutes,” Introvigne said in his speech, “a Christian is killed for his faith.”
WILDERS AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH – Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders was acquitted of “hate speech” charges by a Dutch court, after a circus of a trial during which the government attempted to jail him for telling the truth about Islam. Wilders, who leads the third largest political party in the Netherlands, said, “This is not so much a win for myself, but a victory for freedom of speech.” It is undoubtedly a relief to him that he will not spend the next 16 months in jail, but the way in which he was acquitted did not change the law under which he was prosecuted; the law is still on the books.
Freedom of speech is dead in Europe. There have been recent convictions of free speech advocates in Austria and Holland, targeting those who dared criticize Islam. In the United Kingdom and Germany there is constant repression of free speech advocates who want to tell the truth about Islam. American author Robert Spencer recently was attacked by mobs of anarchists and communists in Stuttgart, Germany when he attempted to speak at a rally arranged by those seeking to stop Islamist influence there. As in America, there is an unholy alliance between anarchists, leftists and Islamists that even to the most casual of observers would seem strange at best and evil at worst.
MUSLIMS KILL AGAIN IN NIGERIA – On June 17th at least two Christians were killed in an attack on a police station in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. This is the first suicide bombing outside of the Islamic controlled north of the country and shows that the Islamic terror organization Boko Haram is expanding its operations. Previous killings of security officers, politicians and clerics have occurred in the Muslim north where the group is trying to enforce strict sharia law. The name of the group translates as “Western education is sacrilege.”
SHARIA FOR EGYPT? – On May 28, 2011, the Egyptian daily Al-Yawm Al-Sabi published an article by Mamdouh Isma’il, an attorney for Egyptian Islamists and former jihad activist, titled “The People Want an Islamic Egypt.” In the article, Isma’il called on Egyptians to turn out en masse for demonstrations demanding the establishment of an Islamic state in Egypt.
OUR MISSION IN JORDAN – Christian families with roots in Jordan going back to the days of the Apostle Paul now live in fear as the Muslim Brotherhood demands that the King have “free elections,” which will bring Islamists to power. The Religious Freedom Coalition supports a summer camp for Christian youth in Jordan. The camp needs our continued support. Our goal this month is to furnish additional water and food for the camp. Please help if you can.
Editor: William J. Murray
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