Chairman’s Report for October 14, 2011
THE PRESIDENT AND THE ARAB SPRING
NO SUPPORT FOR EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS – President Barack Obama organized NATO airstrikes to assist Islamic rebels in overthrowing the government of Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi. The President was also instrumental in unseating the secular president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak. The President used very strong rhetoric when calling for an “Arab Spring” and the removal of secular leaders in several Middle Eastern nations including Yemen. Now, as one Christian church after the other is burned and as Christians lie dead in the street, murdered by police, little is heard from the White House.
Under the secular leadership of President Hosni Mubarak, Christians and their property were somewhat protected from radical jihadists. When local police allowed or participated in violence against Christians, former President Mubarak sent army troops. In some cases the government built protective walls around churches. Under the new military regime which President Obama ushered into power, many of those protective walls have been removed.
On October 8th Coptic Christians took to the streets in Cairo to protest the burning of the Mar Gerges Church in the Elmarenab village of Aswan. They were immediately attacked by the police and several Christians were killed. Outraged thousands of Coptic Christians took to the streets to demonstrate. The outnumbered police called in the army to kill even more Christians. At last count there were 36 Christians dead and hundreds more injured. This is Barack Obama’s “Arab Spring,” a so-called peaceful revolution that has empowered in Egypt the radical Muslim Brotherhood, a group Obama’s Administration calls “secular in nature.”
OBAMA SUPPORTS THOSE TRASHING WALL STREET – “I think it expresses the frustrations that the American people feel,” the President told NBC News. “People are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.” The demonstrators, many whom have been arrested for trespassing and destruction of property, have trashed the small park once enjoyed by children near the financial center. Vice President Biden called those destroying property and blocking traffic an “answer to the Tea Party”. Big union bosses have now stepped forward as well, in support of a class war. What do the demonstrators “occupying” Wall Street believe? Signs at their make shift camp where they urinate on the trees they claim to love, read: “Eat the Rich” “Kill Corporations” and “Redistribute the Wealth.” Others flat out say “Down with Capitalism.” Many of the signs are so vulgar and violent that they are nor shown in TV reports or seen in newspapers.
These radicals, mostly anarchists with violent tendencies, are called allies by the Obama-Biden Administration and the big union bosses. Welcome to a state of class warfare.
WHAT THE PRESIDENTIAL CHALLENGERS BELIEVE – Over the years I have had the privilege to work on various projects with some of the current Republican candidates for President and I have met and talked to most of them more than once. Just before she announced her run for the presidency I was one of just eight conservative leaders who had lunch with Michele Bachmann at the Capitol Hill club in Washington, DC.
What kind of people are the Republican candidates and how do they differ from Obama? Back in the late 1990’s, then Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared at several press conferences held by the Religious Freedom Coalition in support of a Religious Freedom Amendment to the Constitution that would allow kids and teachers to pray in school. One rather famous photo shows me speaking at a podium with the entire House leadership of Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey and Tom DeLay standing behind me. Although he never commented on Islam during the George W. Bush presidency, once Obama was sworn in Gingrich made numerous statements and produced documentaries on Islamic oppression.
Over a period of many years Senator Rick Santorum ran a separate International Religious Freedom Caucus in the Senate. He held monthly meetings with organizations such as the Religious Freedom Coalition not only to discuss, but to take action against the persecution of religious minorities, not just in the Middle East, but in China and Vietnam as well. In July of 2006 I was with Senator Santorum at a press conference at the Press Club in Washington, DC when he was the first seated politician to use the phrase “Islamic fascism,” much to the disdain of the White House. Far from backing down, at a later meeting at the White House with Senators he held a copy of the speech up in the air and asked President George W. Bush to read it.
Rick Santorum is a conservative, believing Catholic. He and his wife Karen, who is a nurse, have seven living children. On November 12, 2004, Rick and Karen were invested as Knight and Dame of Magistral Grace of the Knights of Malta in a ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City. Only the most conservative of Catholics would receive such an honor. During conversations with the couple at a meeting here in Washington, DC, Karen told me that her only disagreement ever with her husband was when he backed liberal Republican Senator Arlen Specter for reelection. She is definitely no Laura Bush.
I have known Herman Cain for many years and back in 2004 my political action committee, Government Is Not God, supported his Senate campaign because of his outspoken support of social conservative causes. Recently he told the Values Voter Summit, “I am 100 % pro-life from the hour of conception.” Herman Cain is not just a businessman. He worked for six years in the Department of the Navy and has made it clear he is opposed to homosexuals serving openly in the military. Cain stands with social conservatives on virtually every issue. In my presence, in meetings he has called Islamists an existential threat to America.
The views of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann were well known before she declared for the presidency. During a recent conversation, Michele Bachman told me, “I thought I was a Christian because I was born into a Lutheran family. As a teenager I heard the Gospel with two girlfriends at an evangelical church and I made the decision to abandon myself for Jesus.” Several times during the conversation Michele used the term “abandoned myself” to describe her conversion experience.
In small group discussions I have been in with Michele Bachmann, she has convinced me that she understands the threat of Islamic domination of the world. This month I met her husband Marcus for the first time. He is a Christian psychologist whose office is surrounded by homosexual demonstrators virtually every week because he accepts patients who don’t want to be “gay” any more.
I have met Congressman Ron Paul numerous times and he is a true libertarian. Unfortunately libertarians like Ron Paul agree more often with Barack Obama on social issues than with me. He sees absolutely no need for the United States to assist persecuted Christians. He believes that sales of drugs, including heroin, and the sale of one’s body for use in prostitution should be up to each state. Because of his position on same-sex marriage he has been endorsed by the “conservative” gay political action committee Log Cabin Republicans.
While I met briefly with Rick Perry when he was Lieutenant Governor of Texas, I have never had an in depth conversation with him to try to discern his sincerity. I have never met with Governor Romney as we do not travel, shall we say, in the same circles. My purpose here is to talk about those I know personally and to try to convey the difference between them and President Barack Obama.
The four Republicans I have met and interacted the most with — Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum — have profound differences with President Barack Obama. In conclusion, none of these four support the radical class war demonstrations across the nation that are supported by Barack Obama, the Democratic Party and the major labor unions. In fact, none of the Republican candidates support the anarchist demonstrators.
THE CONGRESS ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND TERROR
CONGRESSMAN EXPOSES GROVER NORQUIST – In a speech on October 4th, Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) expressed concern about celebrated economic conservative figure Grover Norquist and his influence on the political process in Washington. Wolf questioned his association with several individuals, groups and causes many would consider unsavory. Wolf pointed to Norquist’s relationship with convicted felon Jack Abramoff and terrorist financiers Abdurahman Alamoudi and Sami Al-Arian. He also raised the issue of Norquist’s advocacy of moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States, including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Norquist’s representation of the Internet gambling industry and Fannie Mae as a consultant was also questioned by Wolf. Although Grover Norquist’s association with radical Muslims and other questionable characters has been discussed online, this is the first time the evidence has been detailed by a congressman.
Just one week prior to Wolf’s statement, investigative journalist Ken Timmerman wrote a scathing article for Front Page Magazine that discussed Norquist’s support of “open borders,” and also his support for letting the gay group “Log Cabin Republicans” join the Conservative Political Action Conference, which drove away many social conservatives. Besides championing the Ground Zero mosque, Timmerman wrote that Norquist supports a Muslim candidate for public office in Virginia who has changed his first name from Imad Afif to David. Timmerman detailed Grover Norquist’s influence on behalf of Muslim causes in the George W. Bush White House and throughout the conservative movement in Washington, DC. Reports indicate that the phrases “religion of peace” and “hijacked religion” were coined in Norquist’s office shortly after the 9-11 jihad attack.
CULTURE AND RELIGION
JOURNALISM SCHOOL: 9-11 JIHAD NOT A BIG DEAL – Why is it that I am not surprised by this story at all? Professors Lawrence Pintak and Stephen Franklin, in a journalism course at Poynter Institute, said that the almost 3,000 victims who died in the 9-11 Jihad attack represented a small percentage of the 15,000 people murdered in America that year, and that worldwide jihad accounts for “only” one percent of murders each year, and thus jihad should be downplayed in any news story. Wow, and I thought that mass murder was always big news. The problem is that these are not just two nutty professors. The Poynter Institute is a leading school of journalism that trains many members of the media.
THE CONSTITUTION OR SHARIA? – There is a place to learn the truth about Sharia law, the dangers in it and how to stop it from taking root in America. The Constitution or Sharia: Preserving Freedom Conference will be the first national conference on Sharia and the Islamization of America, and will be held in Nashville on November 11, 2011. Topics will include: Sharia and Jihad; The European Experience; The Dehumanization and Diminishment of Women in the West under Sharia; The Muslim Brotherhood in America; Sharia and Legal Action; Grassroots Organizing against Sharia and Rabats (including Mega-Mosques); Defending Liberty In Legislatures; and Fighting Islamist Propaganda in the Media.
Preserving Freedom Conference speakers include Pamela Geller, Mat Staver, Wafa Sultan, Robert Spencer and many more fighters against Jihad including myself. For more information go to www.ShariaFreeUSA.org and click on National Convention. Please join me for the day at the convention!
PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS – In the Presidency section of the Chairman’s Report I covered the events in Egypt. Since the fall of the secular government of Hosni Mubarak the situation for Christians in Egypt has continued to decline. Churches that have been repaired have been burned to the ground because of Sharia law. Under Sharia, Christians and Jews are Dhimmi. They are allowed to keep existing houses of worship, but may not repair them or build new ones. That is Sharia and you can expect it to be practiced soon in Dearborn, Michigan, where Muslims have apparently now reached a majority.
SHARIA FOR FRANCE – France’s decrepit city suburbs are becoming ‘separate Islamic societies’ cut off from the state, according to a major new study that examines the spread of Islam in France. Muslim immigrants are increasingly rejecting French values and identity and instead are immersing themselves in Islam, according to the report, which also warns that Islamic Sharia law is rapidly displacing French civil law in many parts of suburban Paris. The 2,200-page report, “Banlieue de la République” (Suburbs of the Republic), is the result of a one-year research effort into the four “i’s” that comprise the heart of the debate over French national identity: Islam, immigration, identity and insecurity.
EUROPENEWS – I depend heavily on www.Europenews.dk for international news on Islam and Sharia. I recommend you discover this Internet site.
Ron Paul has mentioned the plight of those Christians. He is right that one of the things we need to do is stop going to war with other countries and a lot of the Christians have been the scapegoats. If we stop doing this we would do our brothers and sisters so much more good. http://youtu.be/VQ8avBNo6vk