Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I, Too, Am Offended!

     The article below says it well.  It is time to take a stand.  I, too, am offended as you surely are.
      I'm offended that Christians are persecuted, particularly in Muslim countries.  They are jailed and tortured for their faith.  Christians do not separate those they disagree with from their families, jail them, torture and murder them.  Christians do not force others to join their faith, or persecute them if they don't, and yet precisely because of the love preached (and hopefully practiced) by Christians they are despised by Islam.
     Do we really believe what we say we believe as Christians?  Without Jesus people will perish.  He is a God of love that wills that not one would perish, but He gives us free choice.  How can people choose Him and His ways if they have not heard how beautiful, how lovely, how wonderful He is?       
     We who have heard the Good News must speak up. We must stop allowing the news media to call Islam a great religion and to characterize Christianity as narrow.  Muslim Fundamentalists  practice a religion of hate, of control, of desire for dominion.  Those are characteristics of Satan.  It is imperative that Christians represent God rightly so that all will know He is loving and righteous and powerful and good and kind and has already paid the price to set all of us free from the sins of this world by sending His only Son, Jesus, to die for us so that we can live with Him.  We don't have to do anything but accept that gift and love Him in return.  How great is that!!!!

      There is one common denominator for all the terrorism in  the world which are linked by an invincible bond. That common denominator is “Islam.”
      Please spare me the caveats about “not all Muslims are terrorists” because it doesn’t matter. All terrorists, with rare exception, are Muslims. That’s what matters.
      I write this article as law enforcement is  surrounding a neighborhood in search of a second subject in the Boston bombings. The two suspects have been identified. Interesting to note that all television news channels continually refer to them as young men, immigrants, Chechnyans and every other description, carefully omitting the term “Muslim” or “Islam” so we don’t offend the religion of peace.
      So we don’t offend? Are you kidding me?
      I have got news for Muslims. You are not the only people capable of being offended.
      I’m offended by the audacity of brutally murdering people at random in a U.S. city, maiming and injuring hundreds. I’m offended that “peaceful” Muslims in other countries celebrated and partied at the news that Islamists have again killed Americans at random.
      It offends me that Jihad Muslim web sites applaud and celebrate the killings  and maimings of Americans by Islamists.
       I’m offended by the numerous acts of Islamic terror against this country, here and abroad, since Lebanese Muslims bombed the Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983 killing 241 Marines. Add to that, the plane bombing at Lockerbie, Scotland, the first World Trade Center bombing, U.S. military headquarters in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the USS Cole in Yemen, then 9/11 in 2001. The death toll continues, by the religion of peace who celebrate the killing of Americans.
       The underwear bomber, the shoe bomber, the Times Square Bomber, and much more all have one common denominator: Islam
       I’m equally offended that we are constantly on alert throughout all our transportation venues, costing us billions in security systems throughout the world, all because of the constant threat of Islamic terror.
        I am offended that the mass murder at Ft.Hood in 2009, where a radical Muslim officer shouted Allah Akbar as he shot 41 people, killing 13, is referred to by our president as “work place violence.” I’m offended that he has still not been tried and punished in nearly four years, not to mention he continues to receive his military pay while awaiting trial.
       I’m offended by the world of Islam taking offense to a stupid caricature  made by a Denmark cartoonist, thereby punishing thousands around the world with violence, killing many innocents. That offends me.
      It offends me that a movie maker would be murdered in the streets of Amsterdam for exercising his right to free speech.
      It offends me that our administration has given orders to  federal law enforcement and military training not to associate terror with Islam.
     The website Religion of Peace has noted that in the past 30 days,     Islamists worldwide have committed 205 acts of terrorism resulting in 1,008 killed and 2,027 wounded. Since the first of the year there have been 500 attacks which have killed 2,807 individuals and wounded 4,533 worldwide. Since 9/11/2001, Islamists worldwide have carried out 20,270 acts of terror, in England, France, Spain, Somalia, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Germany, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, United States …you get the point.
      Yet, the media is so careful that we don’t offend Muslims. And our highly defensive president continually tells us we are not at war with Islam.
      Sorry, Muslims are offending Americans, big time. Not only the killers, but those who support them. And there are two ways to support them, directly and indirectly.
     The Muslim community who — rather than speak out in outrage — does nothing to put a stop to it all. Rather, they protect and defend all Muslims in general, and fire back indignantly by name-calling people like me “bigots” “racists.” Then, the media jumps on the bandwagon. Result: The good guys look bad; The bad guys look good.
     The common demoninator for all terror in the world remains: Islam.
     The information we have available as this is written, is that the two known Boston Marathon bombers are Chechnyans. Chechnya is an Islamist dominated country that once was a part of the Soviet Union. They come from the same region that is causing havoc in Moscow and other places in Russia with untold acts of terror…too many to list in this blog. They are dedicated Islamists who hate America.
      They are Muslims.
      Don’t think for a minute they acted totally alone.
      This segment from a new post by Debbie  Schlussel, who digs up much more than the NY Times would ever tell you.
       Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26 year-old brother of the second Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had a YouTube page where he posted religious videos, including a video of Feiz Mohammad, a fundamentalist Australian Muslim preacher who rails against the evils of Harry Potter. Among those videos is one dedicated to the prophecy of the Black Banners of Khurasan which is embraced by Islamic extremists—particularly Al Qaeda. The videos posted on what appears to be Tsarnaev’s YouTube page may shed light on the motivations for the attack on the Boston  Marathon
      For a full article by Debbie Schlussel, here’s the link:
      How long are we going to stay stupid?
      Answer: Until we look back and say, “All the signs were there, we just didn’t read them.”

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