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I have news that as of August 14, 2007, the Public Broadcasting System has finally taken their claws off the documentary that was supposed to air as a special with “America at a Crossroads.” However, the Oregon Public Broadcasting is being very sneaking about this situation.

It is going to air in Arizona without any publicity, and it will be after prime time. The name of this documentary is “Islam vs. Islamists.”

The reason for the delay of the airing of this documentary? The moderate Muslims that appear in this were charged with not being fair to the extremists! There is an excellent explanation you can read here which will shed light on the fact that our broadcasting airwaves are on the side of the terrorists. Can anyone spell Treason?

Check your local listings to find out where this documentary is playing near you. There are three men directly involved in creating this documentary with the federal funds appropriated for this to be accomplished. One is Frank Gaffney, another is a journalist, and the third is Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser.

“M. Zuhdi Jasser is a physician in private practice and a former U.S. Navy lieutenant commander. He is chairman of the Phoenix-based American Islamic Forum for Democracy. He can be reached at Zuhdi AT aifdemocracy DOT org.”

Check your local PBS listings for times in your area. If it is not scheduled or publicized directly contact your affiliate to find out why. Currently, the documentary and discussion is reported to be scheduled to air in around 40 markets including Detroit, Denver, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, San Jose, Houston, and Dallas.” (California has no such listing. Grrr.)

“For a background of the controversy, and censorship issues surrounding CPB and the national release of this film as originally intended with the Crossroads Series please see Free the Film.” If you happen to find when and where it will be aired in Southern Califonia, please let me know! Thank you.

Update: Here are some more links to American Muslim Forum for Democracy:
U.S. Muslims condemn Taliban kidnapping, by Audrey Hudson, Aug. 2, 2007. Washington Times.
AIFD Statement on Korean Hostages in Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2007.
Exclusive: Fascism Spares No One, by M. Zuhdi Jasser, Aug. 10, 2007. The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
A forum to oppose Muslim radicals, by M. Zuhdi Jasser, Aug. 14, 2007. AIFD website.

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    Cross-posted at Rosemary’s Thoughts.

    I just got through with a conference with Miri Eisin, Foreign Press Spokeswoman for Israeli PM Ehud Olmert’ office, and I have more question than answers, I’m sorry to say. I could not hear the questions being asked of her after her initial press conference, so it may just be a misunderstanding.

    There was a meeting yesterday with President Mubarak, PM Abbas, King (or President) Abdullah from Jordan and PM Olmert in the efforts of taking an opportunity out of this madness (the civil war in the Gaza Strip) and turning it into a chance to move forward with the 2 state solution. She kept repeating that PM Olmert, she and the others were not going to allow the terrorists to define them, but that the moderates were going to take control and define themselves and their destiny.

    They were going to move forward-cautiously of course-with diplomacy. It is going to be a process with a vision of peace at the end of the rainbow. What happened in Gaza was horrific, but this opens the door to opportunity and they are going to walk through it.

    There are three main articles that came up. They are:

    1. Abbas fired Hamas’ elected officials from the government, and now Abbas is working with an emergency government.2. There will be 250 Arab prisoners, some will be Fatah, released from Israels prisons. The criteria for their release will be that they must not have blood on their hands and they must admit that Israel is NOT the cause of the suffering for the Arabs in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. They had brought it on by themselves by their own actions, their own choices, their own doing (or lack thereof).

    3. Abbas has said to the Arabic world, in Arabic (very important because they sometimes say one thing in English and another in Arabic) that he renounced the violence of Hamas, he believed in a 2 state solution living side by side with Israel in peace, and he recognizes Israel. (I’m not sure of the last one. I can hardly read my notes!)

    She also talked about the atmosphere produced so the talks could move forward. She stated that it would be a good idea to widen the scope of the dialogue. They are going to meet again next month, since the new emergency government is only around 10 days old.

    Then the questions started. I could not hear the questions, but I could hear the answers. Maybe that is where the confusion comes. The first answer was indeed unique. For the first time, there were no, “Yes, BUT’s” in their conversation.

    Then she said they would give access to the West Bank! This way they could have freedom of movement. (Do you know who else could have freedom of movement, dear?) They also recognize the emergency government as the ruling government. (How long have we been called occupiers, although the government is in Iraq is elected?) However, access and free movement are very important to human beings. (I just pray it is not a mistake.)

    There shall never be a compromise with terrorists such as Hamas and others. As to the money that has been held back due to the Hamas government, that shall be released just as soon as they can both agree on a way that is best for the people’s humanitarian needs. There are dozens of truckloads per day being delivered everyday, but the Left press will not write about this. (It bothers me that facts are not disclosed, no matter what the situation.) Also, they both want to make sure the money goes to the moderates and not to the terrorists.

    Later in the questioning period, they declared there would not be any benchmarks, ultimatums, or the such. This is what people looking in from the outside do not understand. You cannot do such a thing, especially with a government that is only 10 days old!

    At the meeting yesterday, Mubarrak said that what Hamas did was create ‘a coup’. Abbas agreed, basically, because he said the same thing at a later date. Abbas also declared it was totally unacceptable. However, it is too soon to expect any elections in the West Bank.

    There were questions about trust (many questions). The answer was rather usual. Trust must be built, even if it is with your enemies of old. What alternative is there? (Fight back?)

    Iran was mentioned, Syria was mentioned, Russia was mentioned, and I have no answers for you. My fault. I was writing as fast as I could! I did happen to catch one comment. Israel has an economy that surpasses that of the EU! I wish I knew those numbers. Now that’s something new I could really sink my teeth into.

    Let us pray for Israel and her neighbors countrymen and women. (Notice I did not say governments?) Pray for peace, understanding, forgiveness and readiness.Let us also pray that Israel realizes that the more the give, the more the Arabs will consider this weakness. I know most of the Israelis have hearts of peace, and they want the war to stop. Sometimes you have to have take other paths, sometimes you don’t. Let us pray this is one of those times you don’t, but if it is? Let us pray they have the chutzpah! (Yes, I am an Israel supporter. You can’t even sue me! Hahaha.)

    H/t: Israel Project.

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    foxnews rescheduled (subject to last minute changes) the airing of “Muslims against Jihad” to tonight- 9pm EST/6pm pst. [note – please read full press release below from abg films, inc. discussing the details of the release of this film — the second of two 52 min. documentaries by abg films originally made for the pbs crossroads series]

    C.P.B. CLEARS WAY FOR PUBLIC TO VIEW FILM
    P.B.S. DOESN’T WANT THEM TO SEE

    Fox News Channel to Air Special on Sunday, 24 June 2007

    (always subject to emergency programming changes)

     

    ABG Films is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that will bring to an end the suppression of “Islam vs. Islamists: Voicesfrom the Muslim Center” by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

     

    In mid-August, the five stations of Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) will air the film, together with a panel discussion featuring, among others, one of the anti-Islamist Muslim moderates featured in “Islam vs. Islamists,” Dr. Zuhdi Jasser.  OPB will also make the film and the panel discussion available to other public broadcasting affiliates.  While it remains to be seen which, if any, of these affiliates will broadcast “Islam vs. Islamists,” ABG Films is gratified by the affirmation OPB’s distribution represents of the filmmakers’ unwavering position:  This documentary fully meets the technical and other standards required for broadcast on the public airwaves. 

     

                The agreement between CPB and ABG Films also cleared the way for the second of the two 52-minute-long programs produced as part of the latter’s submission to the “ America at a Crossroads” series – now entitled “Muslims Against Jihad” – to be broadcast elsewhere.  The Fox News Channel will be airing this documentary nationally, together with interviews with its Director-Producer, Martyn Burke, and Co-Executive Producer Frank Gaffney, during prime time from 9:00-10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, 24 June 2007.

     

          Speaking on behalf of his fellow partners in ABG Films and Co-Executive Producers, Alex Alex iev and Mr. Burke, Mr. Gaffney said:

     

                “We are extremely gratified that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting – whose vision for and support of the ‘America at a Crossroads’ series enabled the making of ‘Islam vs. Islamists’ and ‘Muslims Against Jihad’ – has now made it possible for both films to be seen by the American people.  It is deeply regrettable that PBS and its Washington station, WETA, precluded the former from airing as CPB had intended during the April roll-out of the ‘Crossroads’ series and refused even to view, let alone air, the latter. 

     

    “We are confident, however, that in the weeks ahead – as millions of Americans are afforded an opportunity to judge both of these films for themselves – it will become clear how groundless are the charges PBS and WETA leveled against “Islam vs. Islamists” and the team that produced it and its companion documentary.  Indeed, those unfounded and, in some cases, defamatory charges will be seen for what they always were:  Scurrilous efforts by some of those entrusted with control of the public airwaves to suppress the voices of courageous, anti-Islamist Muslims at the very moment they need most to be encouraged and amplified.”

     

    ABG Films expresses its appreciation to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting  for bringing such suppression to an end.  It is deeply grateful to the Fox News Channel and others around the country who will help rectify that travesty by affording outlets nationwide to these Muslims and their support for religious tolerance and democratic, secular governments – and their stalwart opposition to the Islamists and their jihad.

     

                For more information about the “Islam vs. Islamists” and “Muslims Against Jihad” story, please visit www.FreetheFilm.net.  To request interviews with the filmmakers and the anti-Islamists featured in their documentaries, contact Keith Appell or Karen Northon at 703-683-5004.

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    I received this email a few days ago, and I want to share it with you. Mr. Jasser was involved with the infamous documentary, “Islam vs. Islamists.” Have a nice day.

    Exclusive:  CAIR’s Islamism Revealed
    M. Zuhdi Jasser.
    Author: M. Zuhdi Jasser
    Source: The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
    Date: June 15, 2007

    CAIR’s Islamism Revealed

    By M. Zuhdi Jasser

    The Washington Times printed a report by Audrey Hudson this week, “CAIR Membership falls 90% since 9/11”, discussing CAIR’s (Council on American Islamic Relations) membership numbers as disclosed on CAIR’s own 990Tax returns. Within hours, CAIR described the report as a ‘hit-piece’ in a hate-filled rant of a press release and action alert. A review of the Times piece reveals simple reporting of data from CAIR tax forms on their dwindling membership numbers, donor numbers, and yet increasing funds.

     

    The piece quotes Parvez Ahmed, CAIR Chairman, on the countervailing increase in the number of CAIR chapters around the country during the same period post 9/11. It also cites the recent Department of Justice (DOJ) listing of CAIR as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) HAMAS fundraising case. The DOJ refers therein to CAIR’s leadership and origins as, “members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and/or its organization.”  For all CAIR’s objections, there was no refutation of any of this.

     

    With the elaboration of these facts and more, CAIR still ran wild describing the Times reporter as “having a vendetta against our organization and the American Muslim community since she was barred from a recent CAIR news conference because of her sloppy and agenda-driven reporting.” With a report revealing that its national membership figures reported to the IRS are less than 1700 members in 2006, they still have the audacity to say that criticism of CAIR is equivalent to criticism of over 3 million Muslims in the “American Muslim community”.

     

    This is, clear and simple, the modus operands of “political Islam” and its Islamist operatives. This is also more than likely one of the reasons for their dwindling membership numbers. While they may occasionally be doing good work for the civil rights of certain Muslims in America on selected cases, their Islamist political agenda and their persistence in the claim that criticism of CAIR is akin to criticism of all American Muslims is dishonest, deceptive, and a hijacking of our faith community.

     

    Rather than respond with a semblance of a valid intellectual discourse or refutation of the ideas and facts contained in the June 12 report, CAIR preferred to respond with further empty screeds of hyperbole, victimization, and false claims of religious intolerance and hate-mongering. They claim to be working toward eliminating hate. Yet, they have a wild imagination of hate and rush to claim victimization as they deflect any substantive debate. This actually makes a compelling case for the fact that their attention to perceived incidents of intolerance for Islam and Muslims is a means to an ends of the empowerment of political Islam. In fact Nihad Awad told a gathering of Muslims just that in April in a discussion on their ‘flying imam’ lawsuit in Virginia at ADAMS (All Dulles Area Muslim Society).

    Reporting to an organization like CAIR is important, because it is empowering. It is empowering to the Muslims themselves who report, it is empowering to the organization, and it is important to the status of Muslims within the United States. Also it is a powerful tool and message to the government and the legislators, to those who make the laws in the country, to know that this phenomenon has to be dealt with, it has to be dealt with effectively, and results have to be seen...

    CAIR scavenges for claims of civil rights abuses not necessarily just to try and humbly build bridges to the greater American community. Is their agenda, in fact, more about empowering Islamists and intimidating non-Islamists?

    The rule of law and the protections of our Constitution are certainly the cornerstone of the protection of our rights of religious freedom in America. But there is a fine line between the legitimate representation of individual Muslims whose rights of religious freedom have been infringed and the blatant manipulation of a system for the advancement of a variant political ideology at the expense of some victims.

    True to form in the usual Islamist fallback to public criticism, CAIR claimed that the Washington Times was ‘anti-Muslim’ and ‘anti-Islam’. They use the protection of religion when the facts are not on their side. They use the discourse of politics when they want to push forth their Islamist agenda with the presumption of speaking for all Muslims. They will delve into the political only on their own terms in both foreign and domestic policy but when they are on the receiving end of political criticism they run for cover under the guise of victimization.

     

    Why all of the venom directed at the Washington Times or at their reporter, Audrey Hudson– one of the few national reporters willing to peel the Islamist onion and look deeper into Islamist organizations like CAIR and their ideologies? There is absolutely nothing in the Times report anti-Islamic or anti-Muslim. It is simply critical of CAIR. To say that CAIR is synonymous with Islam or Muslims is Islamism and gives all Muslim non-members of CAIR (the vast majority of American Muslims) short shrift.

     

    It is long overdue for America and especially for Muslims to discuss why such political discourse and reporting could ever be described by an organization like CAIR as being anti-Muslim or anti-Islamic. In fact, a more cogent argument could be made that such reports are pro-Muslim and pro-Islam since they ultimately rescue most Muslims from the grip of Islamists and Wahhabists. Such discussion of realities and ideologies will go a long way toward preserving a positive image of Islam and the inclusiveness of all Muslims under a purely spiritual Islam devoid of a political agenda.

    Nothing is more clarifying than, CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper’s own quotation in their Action Alert.

     

    “It is CAIR’s principled and effective defense of the American Muslim community and our criticism of failed foreign and domestic policies that have made us the target of these scurrilous attacks. We will not be intimidated or silenced by hate-mongers.”

     

    Herein, CAIR claims to be defenders of the entire Muslim community. Where did I sign up for that? Herein, CAIR admits to its primary active critique of American domestic and foreign policy on behalf of the entire American Muslim community. Thus, CAIR and so many of the other American Islamist organizations are about much more than simply “defending the civil rights of Muslims”. If only they stuck to civil rights, less Muslims would have problems with them. They are about the penetration of political Islam into our foreign and domestic policy under the guise of civil rights. In fact, their constant refrain about intimidation and hate-mongering is in fact a cultivation of their own industry. The lawsuit they are sponsoring on behalf of the ‘flying imams’ in Shqeirat v. U.S. Airways, et al, is much more about intimidation than about bridge-building or religious freedom as AIFD has noted.

     

    The next step in this assessment of constituency is to understand their ideology. So much of the substantive criticism of CAIR arises from their unwillingness to be specific in condemnations of radical Muslims, radical organizations, and despotic regimes. Perhaps their dwindling numbers are in fact an ideological problem which does not speak to the majority of American Muslims. Honest debate will have to include a discussion of CAIR’s and other American Islamist organization responses to the following questions which I have been querying for a long time.

     

    1-Will CAIR work to dismantle and lead an organized effort against terrorist organizations and individuals by name beginning with Al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, Jamaat al-Islamiya, and HAMAS to name just a few of the radical Islamist enemies of America? Will they name and ideologically engage the extremism of the Wahhabists of Saudi Arabia, the theocrats of Iran or the despots of Syria, Egypt or Sudan, and the litany of other dictatorships in the Muslim world? Empty generic condemnations of terrorism are of no impact.

    2-Will CAIR acknowledge that political Islam (Islamism) whether militant or not, is the toxin which feeds the terrorism committed by radicalized Muslims?

    3-Will CAIR acknowledge the need out of honesty for a faith-based civil rights organization to equally focus upon the civil rights abuses of Muslims by other Muslims as well as by non-Muslims whether it occurs in mosques, Muslim organizations, or so-called Muslim nations? A dismissal of Muslim abuses is hypocrisy.

    4-Will CAIR acknowledge that counter-terrorism is a greater public responsibility to the organized American Muslim community than the obsession with the protection of our civil rights? Is it not the primary role of Muslim American organizations to lead the ideological war against radical Islamists? Isn’t this the number one issue on the mind of most Americans in 2007? Non-Muslims can do nothing to deconstruct this poisonous ideology. Our fellow Americans living in fear for their security are looking for us to lead this fight. The credibility of Muslims is suffering deeply as a result of the complete denial of this responsibility by groups like CAIR. In fact, there may be no better way to preserve our rights than by leading an ideological movement against political Islam and militant Islamism.

    5-Will CAIR join anti-Islamist Muslims in declaring that the “Islamic state” regardless of its democratic processes is in principle significantly inferior to a “pluralistic Constitutional democracy under God” like the United States? Will CAIR declare the concept of a global Caliphate as archaic and no longer relevant to Muslims in the 21st century? Is the concept of the Muslim “ummah” or “nation” archaic?

    6-Will CAIR join what was described in the Pew poll as the 49% of Muslims who felt that the mosque was not the place for the discussion of politics? Will they then help AIFD expose political sermons and their agenda around the United States? Will they moreover call upon our fellow co-religionists to fully and unequivocally separate the spiritual from the political? If they will not, will they recognize that they only represent Islamists and those who believe in political Islam—the remaining 51% according to Pew?

    7-How can they honestly claim to speak for anyone beyond their membership and donors?

    The Washington Times piece about CAIR was not a hit-piece nor was it anti-Muslim or anti-Islamic. It begins the long overdue debate about the agenda of organizations like CAIR and where they stand with regard to political Islam and these questions. Soon, mainstream media and government leaders are going to need finally to begin to ignore the intimidation tactics of organizations like CAIR and to engage political Islam on the questions above.

    They need to do so without fear of violating political correctness or offending pious Muslims. Spiritual Islam and non-Islamist Muslims in fact still are often at the mercy of Islamists, not just in America but across the globe. This is often not only due to the passivity of the majority of non-activist Muslims but to the propping up by government and the MSM of Islamists. We saw this in the recent refusal of PBS to air ABG Films, Inc. documentary, Islam v Islamists. Many anti-Islamist Muslims yearn for the day when the personal domain of the faith of Islam is not poisoned by any national domestic and foreign policy agendas of Islamist organizations like CAIR. American political discourse by activist Muslims should be all about our common national interests and universal humanitarian principles and not about being Muslim, Islamic, or being victims. The Muslims who cannot make this distinction may as well form overt Islamic political parties and make it more obvious as to their intentions and platforms when it comes to American domestic and foreign policy.

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    FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor M. Zuhdi Jasser is the founder and Chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy based in Phoenix Arizona. He is a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, a physician in private practice, and a community activist.

    He can be reached at Zuhdi@aifdemocracy.org.
    Read full author bio here.

    © 2003-2007 FamilySecurityMatters.org All Rights Reserved.

    If you are a reporter or producer who is interested in receiving more information about this writer or this article, please email your request to pr@familysecuritymatters.org.

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    Good News! The Final Move Beyond Iraq was spotlighted in Thursday’s edition of USA Today and is currently ranked #16 nationally.

    I am going to ask you to accept an assignment. Would you buy 4 books – one Friday, one Saturday, one Sunday and one on Monday? The cost would be approximately $32.

    You are wondering why I am asking you to do this.

    On Monday, the United States will meet with Iran in Baghdad. This will be the first meeting since 1979. This diplomatic meeting is an appeasement move to ask the Iranians how we can resolve the crisis in Iraq. This is extremely dangerous. This would be like going to Auschwitz during World War II to ask Hitler how we could curb fascism.

    The Iranians have threatened to wipe Israel off the map, and in fact, just last Thursday Ahmadinejad threatened to “uproot the Zionist regime” should it become necessary for Israel to defend herself as a result of the events in Lebanon. He has said the America would disappear from the planet. Iran is responsible for funding terror through Hezbollah and Hamas and for the deaths of 85 percent of the troops in Iraq. This is not the time to expose our underbelly to a terrorist state. The U.S. State Department conference will embolden terrorists to increase the number of body bags returned to America.

    This will send a signal that the U.S. is frightened of Iran’s strength and is willing to negotiate.

    If you will accept the assignment, next Tuesday I will be on network shows nationwide to attempt to wake up the sleeping nation.

    Click here to see the radio and television shows on which I have been interviewed in recent days. We are fighting this battle; the secular media is paying for it. You can help take it to the next level, if you will do this and ask your friends to do the same.

    I am going to take a moment to answer some critical questions that you are asking me concerning this crisis:

  • What would happen if the U.S. withdraws from Iraq?

    All Christians in Iraq would be massacred. The Kurds who were gassed by Saddam Hussein would be massacred. Millions of Arabs who provided assistance to the U.S. in Iraq will be killed along with their family members. Millions will die. A Persian (non-Arab) revolution will spread through Iraq from Iran and will push all the way to the border of Israel through Lebanon, consolidating with Hezbollah. The next move will be to destabilize moderate Arab countries before heading to the West.

  • Is America in danger of a nuclear strike by Iran?

    At this time, the answer is “no.” Iran’s nuclear program is not advanced enough to pose a threat to us in 2007. However, by 2009 Iran will have reached the point of no return, if not stopped. What they can do is deliver a handful of nuclear material which would kill hundreds of people. A “dirty bomb” of 25 to 35 pounds of nuclear material could kill 250,000 or more in a highly populated city. Ten kilotons of nuclear material the size of a refrigerator imported from a South American country could kill millions.

  • Since Iran is responsible for 85 percent of the Iraqi and American deaths in Iraq, is there any possibility that it will head to the West with suicide attacks?

    Yes; intelligence leaders have told me that orders have been given to Hezbollah – a sub-contractor of Iran – to do precisely that beginning this summer. The plan is to send Palestinians into the U.S. as suicide bombers to kill Americans and to say that it is a result of U.S. support for Israel. This would completely cloak the fact that Iran was behind it. In fact, the media refused to acknowledge that Iran was behind the 4000 Katyushas fired into Israel last summer.

  • What is the most important thing the U.S. can do?

    The U.S. can help the Kurds close the Iranian border. This would stop the majority of terrorism in Iraq. In order to do that, they must have proper arms. The Kurds are not Arabs, and they are allies of the U.S. A small U.S. military base in Kurdistan to forestall an invasion by Iran or Turkey is needed. President Barzani told me that the Kurds would fight the war from the north to the south, placing themselves and not placing American troops in harm’s way. Another measure would be to impose severe economic sanctions on Iran. The entire plan is laid out in The Final Move Beyond Iraq, and also at www.beyondiraq.com under “Petition to the President.”

  • Please send this email to everyone on your list. Encourage them to pray. This is not a book to frighten people, but is a book to tell the truth. It will help Americans understand that this is a battle for the soul of this nation. The battle is presently being won by God-haters that do not believe in evil, but consider terrorists to be “freedom fighters.” They consider America to be the evil one in the conflict.

    Please forward this to everyone on your list.

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    Will you please write a review? The extremists are trying to kill this book and stop this cause before it has even been birthed. The liberal Left believes that the 9/11 terrorists were right and that we should feel guilty for defending ourselves; that if we simply give them what they want (our lives and the soul of America).

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    Thank you to the 26 wonderful friends who wrote a 5-star review. I am praying that we get four times that many. Why? I just received word that a U.S.-Arab organization that fights what they call the extremist “Christian Taliban” (Bible-believing, pro-Israel Christians in America) is organizing to launch a major campaign to trash the book. This group considers Christians more dangerous that the 9-11 terrorists.

    Below are some of the negative reviews that have been posted on the website:

    Brainwashing the Gullible, May 23, 2007
    Wow, Mr. Evans should be charged for intellectual terrorism. His hate for Muslims and his pro-Israeli/Neo-Con bias in this book are staggering. This is just a preparatory brainwashing of the public so that it would accept a pre-emptive attack (ie. Aggression) on Iran by the US and Israel. It’s quite sad that this is a best-seller, signalling a shift in American society into extremism and deep ignorance about the world.

    History attempting to repeat itself?, May 20, 2007
    I’m sorry, but there are some phrases that need to be eradicated from our vocabulary, especially when we’re discussing religion, ethnicity & etc., and “The Final Solution” is one of them.

    war isn’t security, May 19, 2007
    Yes, Americans do need to wake up and realize that as long as we meet any possible threat to our security with more war and violence there will ALWAYS be more enemies.

    that’s right – wake up, America! May 19, 2007
    The authors of this book, and those who think like them, are truly dangerous people: warmongering religious fanatics desperate to bring about a final clash of civilizations, no matter how many lives have to go up in smoke. It’s not just the so-called “Islamofascists” we have to worry about – it’s the fascists in our own society. Why don’t we wake up from our slumbers and start calling them by their true name?

    Wrong Country Bushie, May 19, 2007
    I just think it’s funny all these pro-war hypocrites never actually want to step foot on the battlefield, just write books and speak out for battle.

    Click here to write a review..

    Would you fight back today by writing a 5-star review, and please Send a copy to Mike to encourage him? The extremists are trying to kill this book and stop this cause before it has even been birthed. The liberal Left believes that the 9/11 terrorists were right and that we should feel guilty for defending ourselves; that if we simply give them what they want (our lives and the soul of America).

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    Here is an e-mail I received today which I would like to share with you. Please sign this petition.

    This week there is critical lobbying legislation looming over Congress.

    In my years of experience, this legislation has to be one of the greatest threats to freedom of speech that Congress has ever considered.

    The ramifications of this legislation are staggering! So in protest, I have launched a nationwide petition campaign via email, radio, television, and the Internet, pressing the House of Representatives to reject this stifling lobbying legislation.

    Today, I strongly urge you to SPEAK OUT AGAINST H.R. 2093 BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE by signing right now our online Petition of Protest to your Representative in the House.

    This legislation, in essence, attempts to override the United States Constitution.

    What we’re dealing with here is the work of politicians who want to control, limit, and silence Christians and conservative groups.

    We MUST fight back, and quickly.

    This legislation … currently being considered in the House of Representatives … could not be in greater opposition to what our Founding Fathers intended when they wrote the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    House Resolution 2093 would drastically affect churches that speak out on issues like partial-birth abortion, same-sex marriage, conservative judicial nominees, and military chaplains’ right to pray. It would also impact Christian groups using TV, radio, or the Internet to mobilize citizens around an issue.

    Under the bill, pastors, church leaders, advocacy organizations and even individuals could be compelled to register as lobbyists. Failure to comply with this bill could result in fines in excess of $50,000.

    Furthermore, if this bill passes the House, it will wind up in a conference committee, possibly becoming the law of the land before you even have a chance to raise your voice in protest.

    Act TODAY! Add your name to our online Petition of Protest, and take advantage of our website’s forward-to-friend tool to encourage your friends to join our nationwide campaign as well.

    This legislation is one of the most significant violations of the free exercise of religion and freedom of political speech in our nation’s history. Here is what I am doing to mount our counter-offense:

    • I have launched a nationwide petition campaign urging the House of Representatives to reject this legislation.
    • I have assembled a legal and legislative team; we have already produced a legal analysis (posted at ACLJ) that details the dangers of the bill, and we are distributing significant legal memorandums throughout Congress.
    • I am personally leading three senior attorneys and our entire Government Affairs team – working with Congress.
    • And we are preparing a complaint to file in federal court if necessary.

    We anticipate that the Floor debate will take place in the House this week, with a vote possibly as early as Friday.

    Don’t wait on this. Immediately sign the online Petition of Protest and make YOUR VOICE HEARD ON THIS CRITICAL MATTER.

    Thank you for participating personally in the fight to preserve our freedom of speech. Please continue to support this effort in prayer in these crucial days ahead.

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    Only twice in Jerusalem’s history has the city served as a national capital. The first time was as the capital of the two Jewish Commonwealths during the First and Second Temple periods, as described in the Bible, reinforced by archaeological evidence and numerous ancient documents. The second time is in modern times as the capital of the State of Israel. It has never served as an Arab capital for the simple reason that there has never been a Palestinian Arab state.

    No matter where Jews lived throughout the world for those two millennia, their thoughts and prayers were directed toward Jerusalem. Even today, whether in Israel, the United States or anywhere else, Jewish ritual practice, holiday celebration, and lifecycle events include recognition of Jerusalem as a core element of the Jewish experience. Consider that:

    • Jews in prayer always turn toward Jerusalem.
    • Arks (the sacred chests) that hold Torah scrolls in synagogues throughout the world face Jerusalem.
    • Jews end Passover Seders each year with the words: “Next year in Jerusalem”; the same words are pronounced at the end of Yom Kippur, the most solemn day of the Jewish year.
    • A three-week moratorium on weddings in the summer recalls the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Babylonian army in 586 BCE. That period culminates in a special day of mourning – Tisha B’Av (the 9th day of the Hebrew month Av) – commemorating the destruction of both the First and Second Temples.
    • Jewish wedding ceremonies – joyous occasions, are marked by sorrow over the loss of Jerusalem. The groom recites a biblical verse from the Babylonian Exile: “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning,” and breaks a glass in commemoration of the destruction of the Temples.

    Even body language, often said to tell volumes about a person, reflects the importance of Jerusalem to Jews as a people and, arguably, the lower priority the city holds for Muslims:

    • When Jews pray they face Jerusalem; in Jerusalem Israelis pray facing the Temple Mount.
    • When Muslims pray, they face Mecca; in Jerusalem Muslims pray with their backs to the city.
    • Even at burial, a Muslim face is turned toward Mecca.
    • Finally, consider the number of times “Jerusalem” is mentioned in the two religions’ holy books:
    • The Old Testament mentions ‘Jerusalem’ 349 times. Zion, another name for ‘Jerusalem,’ is mentioned 108 times.
      The Quran never mentions Jerusalem – not even once.

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    By Marjorie Dannenfelser 

    Women’s groups are incensed – incensed! Patriarchal Supreme Court Justices are after our rights! If we don’t have the right to puncture unborn children’s skulls moments from birth, women cannot live freely.

    But what does the Supreme Court’s shifting gears to uphold a national ban on the partial birth abortion procedure really bode for women? Is it really a slippery slope back to the bad old days? Most women leaders purporting to represent women have an opinion, believe you me.

    A few hours after learning of the decision, Senator Diane Feinstein took to the Senate Floor to rally America’s abortion activists: “If I were a young woman today, I would be incredibly concerned that this era is drawing to a close. The threat to reproductive freedom is no longer theoretical. All those who care about protecting a woman’s right to privacy should take notice and make their voices heard.”

    In her dissent, Justice Ginsburg, attacked Justice Kennedy’s expressed doubts that the procedure placed a difficult moral burden upon women. She said of his comments, “this way of thinking reflects ancient notions about women’s place in the family and under the Constitution – ideas that have long since been discredited.”

    Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards called Wednesday “a dark day for women’s health and safety.”

    National Organization of Women President Kim Gandy rallied her troops: “We must elect a Congress that will repeal this ban and a president who will sign the repeal. November 2008 can’t come soon enough.”

    Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton vehemently denounced the Supreme Court’s decision and its conservative majority, saying: “This decision marks a dramatic departure from four decades of Supreme Court rulings that upheld a woman’s right to choose and recognized the importance of women’s health…It is precisely this erosion of our constitutional rights that I warned against when I opposed the nominations of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.”

    And yet Americans are overwhelmingly supportive of the ban – so are all Americans out to get women? Polls showing women’s support of the ban would suggest that the majority of women are endangering their own rights.

    Here’s the problem: if women’s rights are undermined by outlawing a procedure that allows us to choose to mutilate and suction out the brains of a baby, mid-birth, then women’s rights deserve to be trashed. I would suggest that there is more to women’s rights than this. We need go no further than women’s rights trailblazer Elizabeth Cady Stanton to dismiss the idea that women’s rights and abortion rights are synonymous. “When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit,” she wrote in a letter to her friend Julia Ward Howe.

    And Susan B. Anthony’s newspaper The Revolution reinforces Justice Kennedy’s assertion about the burden an abortion could have. Her editorial warned, “No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death…”

    Further, if denying the choice of this particular procedure is a threat to every choice to abort as our current women leaders claim, then their position cannot be maintained in legislatures. These women are indeed on the wrong side of history – or herstory. Not because of some “ancient” notions of the subjugation of women returning inexplicably to haunt modern women. As if! No, it is because women have intelligence and consciences and are capable of making informed, moral decisions to pass laws that provide the protections of unborn children they support. All the while, they can safeguard their own legitimate human rights.

    The old guard’s only hope is in the dictatorship of the Supreme Court. That is because Americans, and women in particular, do not agree that the “right” to abortion is absolute. As a group, they are grappling with which restrictions they support, not whether they support any. Since the so-called right to abort is not absolute, then perhaps it is time the democratic process and the majority of American women who support some restrictions on the procedure be allowed to pass laws in which they believe.

    It is past time that women as a “movement” use power for noble and life-giving purposes – rather than for mounting legal arguments to safeguard such a hideous procedure. There is enough suffering and violence in the world.

    Honestly, it is past time to throw out this old guard of so-called “women’s leaders,” and it is time to elect women to public office who truly represent women on this issue.

    With Ms. Gandy, I could not agree more on one point.  November 2008 cannot come soon enough.

    Marjorie Dannenfelser is President of the Susan B. Anthony List.

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    With an opening statement like that one might assume I was referring to the city of Philadelphia, but no. I am speaking about the Muslim Brotherhood. While it sounds nice, a brotherhood and all, it is a front group for terrorists. It has been ever since I’ve been looking into them. Heck, they were supporting terrorists even before that.

    The Brotherhood sprung up in the year 1928 and was banned from existence due to terrorist acts toward the Egyptian government but was later reinstated in 1948 as a religious body only. That did not work out too well, so there was again a ban on the group in 1954. When some of the activists were executed, many fled to neighboring states.

    Here are some more links to the history of the Muslim Brotherhood:

    This group, no matter it’s birthplace and stated purpose at that time, has become a political and military arm on the Global War on Terrorism. They are the enemy. The problem we see today, however, is that our own government does not seem to recognize this fact. For shame.

    I found a very educational article over at CounterTerrorismBlog:

    PBS’s week-long “America at a Crossroads” series presented many of the issues and dilemmas now facing America in the War on Terrorism. The series got mixed reviews on content and temper. There were criticisms about its objectivity from both the left and right. But, despite its flaws, the series provided viewers with a heavy dose of food for thought. Hopefully, it will help stimulate discussion and debate among a growing number of Americans, and perhaps even lead to more close scrutiny and questioning of aspects of Administration policy.

    I intend to write several blogs on issues discussed in the series. I had the opportunity to participate in one of the films, The Brotherhood, so I shall begin there. [Continue reading]

    If you are interested, you can take a gander at this site: America at a Crossroads. This site is marvelously done. I have not yet listened to the program, but I can only imagine that it has been watered down. After all, we are still fighting to get CPB and PBS to release “Islam v. Islamists.” (This is an earlier post I wrote.) The CounterTerrorismBlog contributor, Victor Comras, has contributed “The Brotherhood” to this series. Please visit his site for more information. (The link is above at the ‘continue reading’ link.)

    The American Islamic Forum for Democracy is one of the moderate Islamic groups that speaks out against all the violence–without blaming others by saying, “But…” They do not blame Israel in the same breath. Their interest is in being heard so they can take their religion back from the psychopaths who have hijacked it. They are also fighting back against CAIR.

    Here is a very good article I ran to on their site: PBS’ Islamist Apologists Muzzle Muslim Moderates at the site “9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America,” and here is an article written by M. Zuhdi Jasser. He can explain in more detail the crisis we are facing in our country between the dinosaur media vs. the rest of us.

    We do not hear from the moderates, a question most often asked, because the media, the government and the Islamists we are at war with are preventing it. That should give you grave concern. After all, the documentary that was created, “Islam vs. Islamists”, was bought and paid for by you and me with our tax dollars. That makes it government citizen owned. That also makes it censorship. Why are they doing this terrible thing? So as not to hurt our enemy’s feelings? Very scary…

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    Shabbot Across America!

    Shabbot Across America!
    May 4, 2007.

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    I am still in shock. We prayed for him through his colon cancer, and that what was only a couple years ago. Now he has found that the biopsyed mass that was in his lower abdomen has been determined to be malignant. Apparently, when it was tested earlier (I didn’t know he was), he was told it was benign. Is everyone who goes to Washington going to get cancer? Why should I quit smoking if I live in California?

    I am shocked, I am angry, I am afraid, and I am ashamed. Because I feel human emotions? No. Of course not. Because of how I am allowing them to affect me and my thought process.

    Dear Tony Snow and Family,

    You are such a dear man and friend. You are faithful to our country and your family. I pray for all of you to remain strong and know that God is in control of everything. He hears our prayers. Take comfort in Him. Let your family know when you need them to do just a little something extra for you. Allow them to help you, because this is not just your time of uncertainty and fear. Help them to be a part of your life, just as they always have been. God bless you, Tony. God bless your family. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

    If anyone would care to send a get well message to Tony Snow, please do so here. Thank you.

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    From the desk of the Jerusalem Prayer Team:

    In just hours, we leave for the border of Iran and the torture chamber of “Chemical” Ali. The road will be dangerous. An Iranian terror organization inhabits that mountainous region; it’s time to do some serious praying for our safety.

    At 5:30 AM, we began the drive northeastward toward Iran. Kurdistan encompasses over one-third of the population-inhabited area of Iraq. It has the largest oilfield in the world, Kirkuk. It reaches from Khanaqin in the east and stretches along the Iranian border to Sinjar in the West, taking in the Plain of Nineveh. Our first destination was Sulaymaniyah. I learned that the Iranians are smuggling heroin, opium and hashish into Iraq. The border is open for more than 400 miles, and is controlled by the Mahdi Army and the Bader Brigade, both pro-Iranian Shiite organizations.

    Our first meeting was with General Sheikh Ja’affra. This small man with a large black mustache is the Minister of Peshmerga Affairs. He was so thankful to the Americans for liberating his people. “If you withdraw now, you can be sure the terrorists will come to America. It’s quite simple; you asked them to fight you in Iraq and they did. If you leave, they will consider that you have been defeated, and will take the fight to you.

    “The Mahdi Army is trained in Iran, and is modeled after Hezbollah. Their terror equipment comes from Iran. And yes, it was responsible for the attack in Najaf as well as all the attacks in the south. The suicide bombers are coming from al-Qaeda camps in Iraq, and are being replenished from Afghanistan. They are moving Afghan drugs into Lebanon to sell throughout Europe. Iran is behind all the attacks in Iraq in one way or another.

    “To win the war, the borders must be closed and monitored by troops that are not loyal to Iran; troops that can be monitored. Most of Iraq is controlled by the Shia, and for that to change, a new Iraq must be built from Kurdistan southward. Our region is a model of democracy and stability. It is not necessary for U.S. troops to die here; we can stop the terror in these cities if you will let us. So far, your government has said, ‘No.’”

    Over lunch we met with Vice President Kosrat Rasul Ali. He invited me to come back and meet with him and President Barzani and Abdul Abdulbari Alzebari, a member of the Iraqi Congress. Mr. Ali said to me, “We have 200,000 soldiers, you have 300,000. You don’t need military in harm’s way; work with us and we will control all of the ground in Iraq. If you will let us, we will shut down Iran. Now 60 percent of Iraq is controlled by Iran; we will see that the number is zero percent.”

    Following lunch, we visited the Red House, Saddam Hussein’s headquarters in Sulaymaniyah, and the site of his torture chambers. A precious man, Kiowa, took us to the torture chambers where he was victimized. He was hanged from meat hooks from his chest while his arms were tied behind his back. At the same time, electrical shocks were applied to his body parts. I could see the terrible pain in his eyes as he repeated his story.

    I was stunned to learn that Iranians are buying property in Iraq and pouring a fortune into the fundamentalist mosques. Most who escaped to Iran during Saddam’s regime are back in Iraq and strongly support Iran. They have made trade agreements and are pouring money into Iraq. There is an embassy in Baghdad and consulates in almost every region. Tourism agreements allow millions of pilgrims to visit Karbala and Najaf. This is a boon for terrorists who enter the country, along with the pilgrims.

    Iran’s goal of achieving instability in Iraq is succeeding. The Holy Grail of understanding is that the U.S. battle in Iraq is between stupidity and stability. America’s liberal, anti-war left is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. The cries of, “We’re losing the war; they’re winning,” emboldens an enemy that has a 9/11 ideology. As I looked at footage of terrorist attacks on US troops, I became angry. To think that 9/11 terrorists have come to Iraq from around the world to fight us while the liberals in the U.S. scream, “Get out!” This is insane. How can you make Iraq the central front on the war on terrorism and not have a mess on your hands?

    To have uncapped the genie of Shiite fundamentalism in Iraq with a Shiite super-state next door was a prescription for disaster. One cannot find one Arab out of one thousand that does not believe the U.S. invaded Iraq over oil. To try to convince them otherwise is an exercise in futility.

    While we outwardly threaten Iran for their interference in Iraq, we close our eyes to the fact that there are Iranian agents behind virtually every rock. The embassy and consulates of this member of the axis of evil are nothing more than war rooms to fund and plan the battles against U.S. troops.

    I am certain that if the U.S. provided the tools for the Iraqi Kurds to fight the war and simply controlled the skies and provided back-up, U.S. deaths would drop and victory would come in time. The liberal media, however, will have to be put into press pools and monitored; they are doing more to undermine a victory in Iraq than the enemy.

    “Ali Baghdad” and his forty thieves that pillaged the banks in Iraq are out of their cage like a wild bird. They have migrated to the Middle East, their souls filled with hatred and their pockets filled with U.S. dollars. If an Iranian-style Islamic revolution happens in Iraq, the fire could jump across the Middle East.

    I have just learned that another Blackhawk helicopter was shot down in Najaf, the fourth in two weeks. Intelligence officers told me that the helicopter attacks are carried out with Iranian missiles. Nine more U.S. soldiers have been killed just in the past 48 hours.

    I was just told by three different airport agents that our flight would not leave for Jordan this morning. Why? There is no jet fuel. Iranian proxies are blowing up the oil trucks as they head toward Kurdistan, and the Turks will not allow oil to be transported into Iraq.

    Without morality, democracy is one of the worst forms of government. The world found it to be so during the French Revolution and during Hitler’s day. No power on earth can ignore the Kurdish dilemma indefinitely. Thirty million living Kurds and the blood of a multitude of the dead cry out for justice.

    Democracy literally means “rule by the people.” The only people-group supporting democracy is the Iraqi Kurdish people. It’s a fantastic success. Everything President Bush wanted to see in Iraq is present in Kurdistan. Erbil is the fourth largest city in Iraq with Baghdad first, Kirkuk second, and Mosul third.

    The headlines today are gut-wrenching. A suicide bomber driving a truck loaded with explosives killed 135 in Iraq’s deadliest bombing since 2003. Shiite Prime Minister al-Maliki blamed Saddam Hussein supporters. An Iraq-born Israeli official tells me that it was Sunni al-Qaeda members. The problem lies with al-Maliki and his political ally, Moqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army of over 60,000 terrorists. I am so glad I came to Iraq, and especially Kurdistan, in order to tell the world the story of democracy at work in at least a region of Iraq.

    Maybe President Bush is right about fighting the global war from Iraq. If he does that, he must surely fight it as a war with allies, not enemies. The words of Christopher Columbus may very well describe the President’s War on Terror with Iraq as the central front: “All who heard of my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit because he comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures.”

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    I have mixed emotions about this, and that is a bad way look at this. It should not be looked at emotionally but Constitutionally. What does the Constitution say?

    Well, President Thomas Jefferson used Federal dollars to buy Bibles to teach the Indians our Language and culture. Culture used to be known as Christianity. They were intertwined. Starting with President Washington, the Bible was the first and only text available for a long time.

    It was important for a person to learn to read and write, and this was the purpose of using the Bible. (Aside from the fact that most people were Christians.) An educated society was a virtuous society. So it was in those days. lol.

    Yesterday we had President Bush’ faith-based program being heard in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). If they would teach the Bill of Rights correctly, we would all understand that the freedom of religion was included so as to protect the Church, the Synogogue, and the Mosque from the weight of the Federal government. Not the other way around.

    I have received an e-mail from the ACLJ (Justice) attorneys. They have included a short video:

    This morning, as I walked the sacred halls of our nation’s highest court, I was reminded of the extreme importance of your solid support of the ACLJ. It is why I am at the Supreme Court today. It is why our team of lawyers worked diligently to ensure our amicus brief was filed under an expedited deadline in this critical case.

    Aggressive secularist groups, such as the one in this case (called ”Freedom From Religion Foundation”), are on the warpath. This group goes so far as publishing warning stickers that they encourage to be placed on Bibles in hotel rooms. They take an extreme view of separation of church and state and have challenged the President’s faith-based office.

    [sorry, but I removed the video. You may view it over at Jay’s site.] 

    As a faithful member of the American Center for Law and Justice, I wanted to report to you immediately.

    Please take just a moment to view this video report from outside the Supreme Court of the United States. I prepared it for you just moments after oral arguments were heard in Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, a highly pivotal case in the fight to protect President Bush’s faith-based initiatives.

    This is an imperative case!  Defending religious freedom is a matter of great urgency.  I encourage you to…read our amicus brief that was filed in this critical case, also.

    Thank you for your firm stand alongside us.  Thank you for your solid support of our efforts.  You make it possible for us to fight in the highest court of our land today for liberty.

    Thank you!

    They have also asked for our help, if you would like to keep religion in its’ rightful place in our Country.

    Thank you for taking the time read his article. I still feel uneasy toward the federal government getting mixed up in our business. I do not know. I rather like having the power over them, although I understand the complaint.

    What is the complaint? Faith based programs work better than anything this government-made of men could ever do. Programs such as helping the needing, clothing the poor, feeding the hungry, etc.

    You do know, I hope, that just because the government has interveved does NOT relieve you of your Godly obligations! All religions do much more effecient and helpful service than any government agency ever could.

    Knowing this, we should try to eliminate the programs rather than allow the feds into our door. It doesn’t matter how noble the cause.

    Remember, Jesus got very angry when He saw the money-changers in His temple outer area…

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    January 30, 2007, Northern Iraq

    (I am interviewing Adnan Mufti, Speaker of the House of Kurdistan.)

    “I read the Iraq Study Group report that criticized your region for not flying the Iraq flag,” I said.

    Adnan responded, “Yes, they did. This was the same flag planted in over 5000 villages that were gassed. We have a constitution, and our region is democratic. Why must we fly the Iraqi flag? Would the U.S. ask the Jews that suffered in the Holocaust to fly the Nazi flag? We refuse to honor the ‘Hitler’ who gassed our people; we want the new flag approved by our Constitution.” Adnan also rejected the Iraq Study Group’s proposal that two terror states, Iran and Syria, “meddle in our affairs.”

    “Why,” he asked, “did no one from the Iraq Study Group come here? They ask where the proof is that the Bush policy is succeeding in Iraq. We are the proof. Your nations saved us from extermination. We are a stable region that is a model of everything the U.S. wants for Iraq. Why is it being kept hidden?” I am reminded as I look into his eyes that he was the target of a bomb attack by fanatic Muslims because of his strong support for America, and was poisoned by Saddam Hussein, and almost died.

    Adnan placed a letter in my hands to deliver to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. He said, “I sent it through diplomatic channels via the U.S. Ambassador, but did not hear back.” I promised I would do my best to get it into the hands of the President.

    I found the Kurds to be very tolerant of other religions. They enjoyed telling me their history, which traces back to the Medes. From the story of Daniel in the lion’s den and the conversion of the Mede king, Darius, to the appeal of a Jewish orphan, Esther. They told me of the Magi, the wise men who followed the star and presented gifts to the Christ child, and of the Medes who were converted on the day of Pentecost.

    They told me about Christians by the tens of thousands that had fled north out of Sunni and Shiite strongholds toward the Valley of Nineveh, a few miles from Erbil. The horrible story of a fourteen-year-old being crucified for sharing his faith broke my heart as I thought of the innocence of my own precious grandchildren. I heard of a pastor who was beheaded for sharing the Gospel, and of women having had acid thrown in their faces for going to church. The church in Iraq is under siege, yet the world remains silent.

    I found it strange that the U.S. has no base in Erbil to fight the war on terror. The greatest success story in all of Iraq, a model to inspire true democracy, is being completely ignored. Kurdistan is where America needs to invest its money rather than bleed money from Kurdistan into the coffers of the regimes that consider America the enemy. I also found it odd that 400 billion dollars has been spent in Iraq, and the Kurds have no U.S. military equipment with which to fight the war on terror. To see our allies using old Russian AK-47s is an embarrassment.

    In this book, I will give you a no-spin understanding of the problem, but also of the solution. The first step is to begin by rewarding our allies and stop appeasing our enemies; what a novel approach.

    As an example, I believe the U.S. needs to move a major military base into Erbil and allow the Kurds to have 100 percent of the money they were promised. This is not happening. The U.S. needs to reward stable regimes economically. To do it, the U.S. must stand up to Turkey and Iran, both of which hate the Kurds. The Kirkuk oilfields should be turned over to the Kurds that have, in the past, controlled the Kirkuk region. Saddam killed them to get them out and moved pro-Saddam regimes in to protect his investment.

    The word in the U.S. is to redefine the war goals in Iraq. Yet, it is clear that the U.S. has been 100 percent successful in the Kurdish region which represents millions of people. I have proposed to the Iraqi Kurdish leaders that I would work with them to host an Iraq Study Group in the U.S. based on moral clarity, as opposed to an “appeasement study group.”

    The war in Iraq can be won; one only needs to go to Kurdistan to see one of the greatest success stories. Military moms and dads need to go to Kurdistan. When they do, they will be treated as heroes and will know that the sacrifice was not in vain. The Kurdish people run to kiss them and honor them in ways beyond America’s ability to imagine. They love the families because they, too, have lost loved ones. They are filled with amazing compassion and gratitude.

    The U.S. National Intelligence Agency declassified a report suggesting that President Bush’s new strategy for controlling violence must show progress within twelve to eighteen months or risk further deterioration. Show progress? What a sick joke. You have one-fourth of Iraq living in stability; not one U.S. soldier has been killed there…ever. There has not been a terror attack in 18 months. If that is not progress, what is?

    Robert Gates, U.S. Secretary of Defense, says that the U.S. is planning to stop Iran from contributing to the violence in Iraq. If so, the border with Iran must be closed, the Embassy and consulates closed, and the Iraqis that have proven their allegiance, i.e., the Kurds, must be given the tools to do the job. It is not securing Baghdad; it is about isolating Iran. That will not happen unless the push is from the north to the south, with the Iraqi Kurds doing the pushing. The Turkish army has already pushed its way into Southern Kurdistan. If the U.S. does not move into the area quickly, the Turks and the Iranians will. The war must be fought north to south with allies, not south to north with enemies.

    Over and over I have been told that Iraqi ministries in Baghdad are helping the terrorists. The Shiites and Sunnis will not end their conflict; it is being fueled and fed by Arab countries. The only hope to save Iraq is by enlisting the Iraqi Kurds.

    Winning the war in Iraq will not happen by fighting in Central or Southern Iraq. America is not going to win over corrupt theocracies by distorting their reality. Getting in bed with the enemy is not the solution; it is the problem.

    It is so obvious to me that Iraq is headed over the cliff of an Islamic revolution that is being birthed between the Shiites and Sunnis.

    Mike Evans

    (Coming: Part III, Friday, February 23, and Part IV, Friday, March 2.)

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    It has been quite a while since we talked, and I am in need of Your guidance. You are my God, my Saviour, my Everything and I honor and trust and love You. I come to you as a broken rag doll.

    Lord, I pray for to you to hold Captain Douglas Traversa high above his enemies. Hide him under Your wing. I pray he knows You, and that he knows You.

    Lord, I need help getting back into reading the Bible everyday, not just when I want to pluck a verse or two for my own convenience. I want to get back to writing the whole Bible so I may finish it. By doing this, I will have also read it!

    I have a problem with my anger towards our politicians. They are making it very difficult for me to pray for them. Sometimes I even have evil thoughts about them. I repent those, Lord.

    We live in a country that is so fully blessed with Your riches. Beautiful mountains, far-reaching plains, marvelous stars in the sky at night, family, food-a-plenty, lively rivers, wide oceans, calm lakes, a multitude of animals to care for, a roof over our heads, and so much more. Yes, we are truly blessed with so much. Thank You, Lord.

    Thank You, Lord, for not forgetting me. Thank You for delivering me from hands of Satan. Thank You for my life and my purpose. Even if I don’t know what it is, You do. I know my life is in Your hands, and I am comforted.

    Lord, please watch over our President, our Congresspeople, our Governors, and all the other people who are trying to do what is right and just in our country. Also, please watch over Israel, Your chosen people. Help them to be successful against all attacks by people who only understand hatred and evil.

    I would also like to pray for our Military. Keep them close to Your heart and alive and in one piece! Help them to find our enemies and please God, crush our enemies beneath Your feet.

    I would also like to pray the Iraqi people, the Iranian people, and all the people in the Middle East who are searching for You. Even those who are not, as long as they are not against us. Help them to become self-sufficient, self-reliant, and I pray they would seek Your face. For when they do, I know their world would be so much better. Love them, Lord, please. Forgive them their sins, for they do not know what they are doing by not knowing You. Help them to get rid of the wicked regimes that teach hatred and steal their dignity. They need You so much, Lord. I plead with You on their behalf.

    I know You are aware of the situation in Darfur, Sudan. Please God, make them stop the genocide! All people with evil intent in their heart against Darfurians, and all people in Darfur who have evil intent against their own people, crush them so that they can finally find a truce. There is only one true Peace, and that is one the world does not understand without You. That is why I did not say, “So they can finally find peace.” Please open a way for the food aid to get through to these people. And the people in Somalia, China, Burma, Thailand, Mexico, South America, and wherever it is necessary. Thank You.

    I love You so very much Lord. I praise You all day and night, even though I do not write about it. For this I am regretful (that I do not write my thoughts).

    In Jesus’ precious name I pray,

    Amen.

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    Pray for Iran has been a comfort to many, and now they have another suggestion of us. I believe it is a very good idea and a way to honor God and love our neighbor as ourselves. Let’s see if you agree.

    We trust you had a wonderful Christmas.

    In the Islamic, lunar calendar, the month of ‘Hajj’ marks a significant period for Muslims as many millions go on pilgrimage to Mecca. We believe it is important for Christians to pray for the multitudes of people who go to fulfill their religious duties. Many go because they are longing for forgiveness of sins and because they are desperate to please God.

    During this month there are two especially significant days (the Festival of Sacrifice and the Day of Arafat) when Muslims especially devote themselves more fully to their religion and spend extra time in Islamic rituals. These are important days even for those who do not travel on pilgrimage.

    Many Christians across the Muslim world are encouraging the g lobal Church to join them in prayer on Arafat day, which this year is December 29th. This is the day that pilgrims move toward the plain of Arafat, after having been to Mecca and then Mina, a small uninhabited village east of the city. Islam teaches them that Allah will answer the prayers and pardon the sins of those who stand at Arafat. So hopeful pilgrims spend their time in meditation, seeking forgiveness of sins, and considering the course of their lives.

    We encourage you to stand with many Christians in Muslim countries to pray at this strategic time that the Lord will open the eyes of multitudes of Muslims to know that God so loved the world that He sent his Son as the ultimate sacrifice, so that we could all know forgiveness of sins and receive eternal life.

    You can learn more about Arafat Day by visiting: http://www.30-days.net/islam/arafat.htm.

    May the Lord bless you, and thank you for praying.

    Pray for Iran
    www.prayforiran.org.

    Thank you for your time and concern for someone other than yourself. May God bless your kind heart.

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    Moriah Films’ EVER AGAIN

    Narrated by Kevin Costner Ever Again examines the current resurgence of violent antisemitism and terrorism that is making headlines in Europe. The film examines the continuing problem of right wing neo-Nazism. It also exposes dangerous Islamic extremism preaching the culture of death from the mosques of Europe’s major cities and its impact on terrorist attacks in Madrid and London.

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    On this beautiful day of life, I give thanks to God Almighty. Without His Providence, this beautiful land, our hope in the future of mankind, our love for one another, our gratitude, our mercy, all of these gifts would be devoid of meaning.

    O gracious Lord, thank you for all You have provided for Your children. I pray You will continue to watch over us, and heal our land. On this day, it is to You whom I give thanks first and foremost. As is the case for everyday that I arise from the slumber of the day before’s stresses, challenges, and rewards. Thank You, Lord.

    I also give thanks that I was born in the greatest union that has ever existed on earth, except for the Garden of Eden. I am grateful for the liberties that abound, the rights-given from above so no one shall abscound with them without a fight, the lives of so many who are continuing in this struggle to keep our land free by force and by politics, and I am grateful for my friends and family. I am truly blessed.

    I am very grateful to all of our heroes who will go out to do the dangerous work it takes to keep a country free. They sacrifice for pennies, they live in horrendous conditions sometimes, they follow orders that sometimes make no sense, and they do this for your family and mine. They do this willingly. They are the true heroes of this day.

    They have given us the right to gather amongst our loved ones (or not, lol), while they are far away. Let us take a moment to remember them, even if a moment is all you can spare.

    Today is a hectic day. Today is the day when Mom brings everyone together, cooks all the food, stops all the petty bickering, and has it all done just when you can’t stand the hunger anymore. Mom is a hero as well.

    Dad is the one that organizes who gets to sit near him while the ‘game’ is on TV. lol. Dad’s, we salute you also today. We are grateful for the lives that both Mom and you have provided for us (even though we did not understand half of it. lol).

    Dear, dear friends. What can I say? You are an exceptional group of people who make life worth getting up every morning. Thank you.

    Cross-posted from Conservative Angst.

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    Before I start a new post, I would just like to straighten that which I have made crooked. When I wrote earlier (Sept. 19, 2006), I was very upset. I now remember why. The Pope’s life had been threatened, and I did not hear any Muslim voices coming out against that kind of action.

    I was very harsh and unforgiving. This is not the act of Christian who is walking with God. For this, I apologize to everyone for my wrong and bad behaviour. Please accept my apology.

    Now to move on to the Jerusalem News and World Report.

    Listen to Mike Evans’ riveting interview on the crisis with Iran: Click Here.

    Iranian Commander: Our Shahab Missile with Cluster Warhead Can Destroy an Aircraft Carrier
    The Shahab 3 missile has a cluster warhead, and consequently, its destructive power exceeds several kilometers, because the warhead spreads into bomblets. [It can be used] against large bases, large concentrations of people…even against aircraft carriers, because it explodes from above, so it can completely destroy an aircraft carrier with its planes.”
    Click Here.

    Iran Donates $120 Million to HAMAS
    Iran has donated $120 million to the Palestinian Hamas-led government and has said it is ready to give more, Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar said on Thursday in Tehran after talks with Iran’s Islamic government.
    Read More.

    Canada Takes Pro-Israel Stance at UN.
    Canada voted on the side of Israel at the UN Thursday for the third time in a row on the more than 20 Arab- and Muslim-sponsored resolutions that are annually critical of Israeli policy but light on Arab responsibilities.
    Read More.

    Call Terrorists By Their Rightful Name.
    The people the New York Times refers to as “militants” in Gaza who have been firing rockets daily from the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun at nearby towns on the Israeli side of the border, seeking to injure or kill Israeli civilians. Those who intentionally aim to kill civilians should be referred to as terrorists.Read More.

    Sign our to President Bush.
    President Bush must be encouraged to use all means at his disposal to prevent nuclear proliferation in Iran. Sign the petition now!

    Prayer Priorities:

    • Please pray for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the Jewish people as they are faced daily with danger from every side. Pray that God will give him wisdom to be a wise leader. (Isaiah 59:19)
    • Pray for the soldiers kidnapped by HAMAS and Hezbollah, Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, and for their families. They continue to wait for the return of their loved ones.
    • Pray for President Bush. Pray that God will give him wisdom. Pray for our members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and state and local officials. (I Timothy 2:1-2)
    • Pray for the families of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan this week. Pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort them, and give supernatural peace. (Philippians 4:7)
    • Pray for the safety of our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. Pray that God will protect and guide them daily. (Psalm 5:11)
    • Pray for revival worldwide according to II Chronicles 7:14.

    Scripture:
    I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me. (Psalm 17:6-9)

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    We seem to be at a point in time where you are asking that free speech be banned. I strongly and firmly condemn that idea. I shall not be silenced.

    Do you have some grievances? I don’t doubt that you do. Do I have some grievances? Yes, I do. I am VERY OFFENDED that you are murdering my Christian brothers and sisters.

    We keep hearing that Islam is a religion of peace. Let me explain one thing that you may have overlooked. Your actions are speaking so loud that I cannot hear your words.”

    If you keep burning down my Lord’s Churches and Synogues, YOU are the ones asking for violence. You promote it. You murder anyone who disagrees with you. Well, I’ve had it. You have not proven to me that you have chosen peace.

    I happen to know, for example, that it is okay in your religion to lie to someone who is not in your religion so that your treaties are no good. This is unacceptable. You also lie and murder amongst yourselves. Shame on you!

    If you want us to listen to you, we have some demands:

    Stop the honor killings.
    Put down your swords.
    Turn in the terrorists.
    Pledge allegience to the western country in which you live.
    Stop murdering.
    Stop burning down Churches.
    Stop burning down Synogues.
    Stop killing Shiites and Sunnis respectively.
    Put down the anger, pick up the dialogue.
    Don’t ever attack our Pope again. You could find yourself dead in his defense.
    Denounce Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda, Hizbollah, Hamas, and all terrorists groups that come from your religion.

    There are too many differences dividing us which need not be there. You have created them, it is up to you to bring that wall down.

    Tear down this wall.

    Category: Misc. 2.

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    Please, we need all of your help. Fr. Saad Sirop of the Chaldean community in Iraq has been kidnapped. They have started a petition for his release, and you may sign it here.

    Please pray for his safe release. If you believe, truly believe with all of your heart, he shall be freed. Continue to pray non-stop. Keep him in your heart. To learn more, please click onto the first link above.

    Category: (Religion) Prayer, (Freedom) Political Prisoners and Iraq.

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    Allow me to begin with the acknowledgement that I am biased toward children. I love them. Now that this is out in the open, I would like to share with you a story that is still in everyone’s prayers who knows of this.

    SPC Selena Lassien spent her time in OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) from October 2004 to September 2005. If you thought that was hectic, you haven’t heard anything yet.

    When Selena returned home to Vinton, La, on September 24, 2005, she found herself being chased out of her home by Hurricane Rita. For her 26 years of life, the worst was yet to come.

    After this, her family and she were settled in many different places, with Selena moving from one Fort to the next. Until one day, her boyfriend Darrell and she settled in at Lake Charles. After they had settled in, they received the news. Selena was pregnant.

    It just so happened that she flew to her cousins high school graduation party in Jamaica Plain, Mass. in June 2006. Two hours before she was ready to fly home, she noticed there was something wrong with her pregnancy. She called her doctor back home, he told her to relax and fly home, but Selena knew better. (Not too hard, if you ask me, to second guess a doctor!)

    It was a good thing, too. She went to the hospital emergency room. Being six months pregnant, she was already dialating. They admitted her that day. “After another four weeks in a special bed at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, tiny Kameryn Bias was born. She was soon transferred to Children’s Hospital, where surgeons dealt with the intricate complexities of this fragile but determined life.” She weighed no more than 1.5 pounds.

    As of today, she weighs in at 2 pounds. At this very moment, Kameryn is having another surgery. I have just learned this from Patty Patton-Bader, President and Founder of Soldiers’ Angles. Soldiers’ Angles will be accepting donations into their general fund for 48 hours, starting last night, to help Selena find an apartment near the hospital.

    She is far away from home, and she really needs our help. She helped us by going to war on our behalf, this is a very simple way for us to show our gratitude.

    You may also find some information at Blackfive’s website. Also, Pundit Review held a three hour vigil of sorts on their radio program last night for Selena.

    Please, no matter if you only have $10, it all counts. Do not be embarrassed. Think about it this way. How would you feel after going to war, living through a hurrican, and then your child is born premature and needed surgery on her heart and intenstines? Would you like to be near your daughter? Would you do whatever it took to do so? Well, we’re just trying to make it a little easier on her. After all, doesn’t she have enough on her mind?

    Please use the paypal, or write to:

      Soldiers’ Angels
      Care of SPC Selena Lassien
      1150 N. Loop 1604 W., Suite 108-493
      San Antonio, TX 78248
      You may also call SA at (615) 676-0239.

    Thank you so much for all that you do. That includes the Veterans who have also stepped up to the plate. Unfortunately, they can only offer housing which is very far away from the hospital. I love you guys, but come on. I wouldn’t even leave the hospital, let alone go far away!

    Please remember to pray for Darrell, Selena and Kameryn. Thank you.

    Sources: Blackfive, Pundit Review, Soldiers’ Angels, and two articles from the Boston Herald: Infant at home in the Hub — for now and Fellow vets reach out to mother in need.

    Category: (Military) Someone You Should Know.

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    When I read this yesterday, I was infuriated. “How could this be?” I asked myself. It was a frightful conclusion that came to me. It is because no one wishes to go against the Mullahs of Iran.

    Do they not realize that this is precisely how the holocaust in Hitler’s Germany (not today’s Germany) began? Is anyone paying attention, taking note? Why has this not reached the news? Fear?

    Gateway Pundit has been watching and writing about this atrocity.

    Iranian Regime Supporting Leftists Harass Jews in Argentina

    A group of radical leftist supporters of the Iranian regimeprevented Jewish protesters from holding a demonstration at the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires today:

      Left-wing activists in Argentina prevented an anti-Iran demonstration.Argentine Jewish groups organized a demonstration Wednesday in front of the Iranian Embassy in Buenos Aires to protest Iran’s support for Hezbollah.
      But some 50 members of the group Quebracho stopped traffic and blocked the street so the Jewish demonstration couldn’t proceed.
      Argentine Jewish leaders expressed serious concern and demanded the freedom to demonstrate.
      “Public opinion can understand, from this event, who is playing with violence,” said Silvio Rossjansky, president of the Argentine Zionist Organization.

    A member of the Iranian community (L) argues with members of the Jewish community (R) who had planned a protest against Iran, near the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires August 23, 2006. (REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian)

    May someone else will start to pay. Then another and another, before it is too late…

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    It has come to that point in time whereas one must decide. Do you want to live in fear of offending someone, or do you simply want to live? Sometimes, you may have to fight for that right.

    Liberty was never gained by weak nor the mild. Freedom was never won by the pacifist nor the lazy. Life was never more precious as when one gave up his for another.

    Conspiracies are born from ignorance. They are also born of denial. Then there are those times when there simply is no conspiracy theory but a lie! Yes. People who want to kill you will lie to you. Are you surprised? What makes you think that that a murderer has the moral compass not to lie?

    This just in: The Lebanese men suspected of having deposited bombs on German trains last month were hired hands — in the employ of the German government itself.

    That, at least, is what one 27-year-old from Saudi Arabia believes. “It’s all a Protestant crusade,” the man explains. “All of northern Germany is Protestant, isn’t it? And so is President Bush.” Then the man launches into a melange of confusing arguments and historical facts. The bubonic plague, Martin Luther and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl all make a cameo. It’s all connected somehow, the man is sure of it. [continue reading]

    Was not Hitler a liar? Was he not a dictator? If you disagreed with him, was this hazardous to health? Then what do say to people who worship him? Yes, the Islamofascists. After all, was not Hitler a fascist?

    Hat tip: Spiegel Online and Little Green Footballs.

    Category: Terrorism and Germany.

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    I have completed the five-part series with Mr. Jay McGinley on Darfur, Sudan. You will find it at Knickerbocker News. Please start with Part 1 and read through to Part 5.

    He is an amazing man. He is willing to lay down his life in a peaceful form of protest until these lawmakers get moving and put troops in the Darfur region that are there to PROTECT (not rape, plunder, sell into slavery, etc.) these beautiful people. What are you willing to do? Have a blessed day.

    Category: Other and Prayer.

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    Memorializing Terror
    By Michael D. Evans
    Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United Nations Security Council is currently meeting and is working intensely to push for a resolution concerning the situation in Israel and Lebanon. Read More.

    Outliving the Terrorists
    By Michael D. Evans
    There was a moment of clarity just a few years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, when Americans reacted as one in the baptism of fire rained down by Bin Laden and company. Read More.

    A plan ‘to commit unimaginable mass murder’
    ALARMING intelligence that an attack was imminent was the trigger for police raids which captured 24 terrorist suspects, including two white converts to Islam. Read More.

    A test for the US, too
    In this region, Hizbullah’s survival in the face of the best Israel can throw at it is the equivalent of throwing blood in a tank full of sharks. Read More.

    Hot Rockets
    Ball bearings normally help motors and other machines run more smoothly. But among Islamofascists, they do exactly what Islamofascists do best: Destroy! Read More.

    A Price of Fighting Terrorism
    Wars, as we all know, are now fought on TV and are subject to far greater — and quicker — scrutiny than ever. Read More.

    After Lebanon, there’s Iran
    When the war in Lebanon ends, the US will have to piece together a whole new strategy for dealing with Iran – especially its nuclear program. Read More.

    Thank President Bush for His Support of Israel
    Israel faces deadly danger on all sides. Please ask President Bush today NOT to succumb to pressure from the Arab League, the UN, the EU, and Iran to turn his back on Israel. Sign the petition now!

    Please make a donation to the Haifa Emergency Fund
    The city of Haifa has been devastated by Iranian-supplied Hezbullah rockets. Please send your emergency gift today and show Mayor Yahav and the people in Haifa that we care, and that we are standing with them. Make a secure online donation today.

    Prayer Priorities

    • Please pray for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the Jewish people as they are faced with attacks on every side. Pray that God will give him wisdom and knowledge to meet the attack of the enemy. (Isaiah 59:19)
    • Pray for the soldiers kidnapped by HAMAS and Hezbollah, Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, and for their families.
    • Pray for President Bush. Pray that God will give him wisdom in the choices he makes, and the advisors to whom he listens. Pray for our members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and state and local officials. (I Timothy 2:1-2)
    • Pray for the families of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan this week. Pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort them, and give supernatural peace. (Philippians 4:7)
    • Pray for the safety of our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. Pray that God will protect and guide them daily. (Psalm 5:11)
    • Pray for revival worldwide according to II Chronicles 7:14.
    • Please pray for the families of these killed in battle: Gilad Stukelman, Yoni Shmucher, Igor Kovalik, Noam Goldman, David Shmidov, Nir Cohen, Ben Sela, Natan Yahav, Rueven Novik, Adi Salim, Elad Dan, Gilad Zusman, Idan Kobi, Naor Kalo and Nimrod Segev.

    Scripture

    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)

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    I cannot believe this. America, where is your heart? Where are your balls? Have you traded them in the hope people will like you impotent? I am a true American, and I hate being a coward because I am not. I also hate turning our backs on our one ally in the Middle East, the Israelis.

    How dare you sign on with the French and the Arab League! Are you crazy? I am very angry at you this moment in time. You want me to work on a campaign for you that will last only two years while our friends are fighting for their lives? Forget it. Find yourself another kool-aid drinker. I’m not the one.

    Would you care to know how they feel about this? I think you should have to swallow this bitter pill.

      Yoni,We are back in Israel and my unit is at rest, so I thought I would send you an email before we go back in on Friday night.I am afraid for my guys, the fighting has been tough but now that the UN is going to set a cease fire and Olmert what a SOB he is again stabbing Tzhal in the back again.

      We are going to go back to Lebanon before the world sh—ts on the Jews once again.

      Yoni how can I take my troops back to fight in such a mess, what is I loose one of my guys?

      What words can I use to comfort their families. I have some guys that have wives at home pregnant what if G-d forbid their dad is killed today, for what? I feel like sitting and crying but I got to lead my men.

      We have lost the war and the army has the ability to beat Hizballah, Syria and the Palestinians all at the same time, but the cowards will not let us.

      I got to go but I am afraid of the next 48 hours.

      M

    I hope you remember this when the questions are asked again, “How did we allow this to happen? Never again!” Yeah, right…

    Update: What a shame it is that you are not in the middle of what is happening. To be so heartless as to have done this:

      I have had people send me emails saying soldier just buck up and get over it. They missed the fact that this person is an officer commanding a unit in the IDF. That is only care in the world right now is for his men. I will not give his rank for his protection.

    Have you absolutely no shame? Have you lost your freakin’ mind? Are you so cold of heart that you could not have know this for yourself? Excuse me, but I’m going to be sick…I am so ashamed…

    Category: Israel, Lebanon, UN and USA.

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    By Danica Kirka, Associated Press Writer.

      LONDON – British authorities thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up several aircraft mid-flight between the United States and Britain using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, officials said Thursday.

    So, there is no war I’ve been told. I have heard from Democrats, some way-out Republicans (Pat), and many a nut. I wonder, what is going to take to get your attention? We’ve already lost the World Trade Towers

    Have you forgotten?

    Update: There are several very well written articles and quite honestly, they are from the experts. First we have one by Evan Kohlmann:

      Al-Qaida’s Use of “Liquid Bombs” Targeting Airliners.
      …described Ramzi Yousef’s plans in detail — including his intention to travel to “France, Egypt, and Algeria after the activities here in the Philippines. The purpose was to train those Muslim brothers thereat, on using a Casio watch as a timing device, chemical mixtures to compound bombs, and to share his expertise in eluding detection on an airport’s x-ray machine, and eventually smuggling [onboard] this liquid chemical bombs.

    Three of those Egyptians have been caught. I wonder where the other eight are? What is there purpose? And they call me paranoid because I do not trust them? Ha!

    Next we have a fine article by Andrew Cochran:

      London Airline Bombing Plot News (updated 8:40 am ET)
      Searches continue at this hour in London after the arrest of 21 suspects. Here is the statement by the Homeland Security Department on the raised threat level to Severe, or Red, for commercial flights originating in the UK bound for the United States, with the threat raised to Orange for all flights within or bound for the US. Fox News: “The terrorists were targeting United, American, Continental airlines, two U.S. counterterrorism officials say. But anonymous sources later told FOX News that British airlines were also being targeted. A U.S. intelligence official said the plotters had hoped to target flights to major airports in New York, Washington and California, all major summer tourist destinations.” …

    The CounterTerrorismBlog sure has been on top of this. I mean all of them! Next we have Walid Phares:

      London: The “Shoe Bomber Factory” again?
      …I have been tiredly raising with legislators and officials on both sides of the Atlantic: From shoes to hand bags the Jihadists are not letting go of their morbid fantasy: bleeding the skies over the Atlantic. While most investigation will direct itself on the “hand bag” weapon in the next few hours and probably days, the larger question on the mind of Jihadism analysts will certainly be: where do these Jihadists come from and how come there are more of them?

    This is a very thoughtful post which gives me pause as to the people who are actually working versus the people in the know. I wonder, who are they listening to? Yes, some of them are gone, but their mentality is still present. Is it the same people they listened to before September 11, 2001? I sure as heck hope not…

    Category: United Kingdom, USA and Terrorism.

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    ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM FACTS

    1. Israel became a state in 1312 BC, two millennia before Islam.

    2. Arab refugees from Israel began calling themselves “Palestinians” in 1967, two decades after (modern) Israeli Statehood.

    3. After conquering the land in 1272 bc, Jews ruled it for a thousand years and maintained a continuous presence there for 3,300 years.

    4. The only Arab rule following the conquest in 633 bc lasted just 22 years.

    5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem was the Jewish capital. It was never the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even under Jordanian rule, (east) Jerusalem was not made their capital, and no Arab leader came to visit it.

    6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Bible, but not once is it mentioned in the Qur’an.

    7. King David founded Jerusalem; Mohammed never set foot in it.

    8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem; Muslims face Mecca. If they are between the two cities, Muslims pray facing Mecca, with their backs to Jerusalem.

    9. In 1948, Arab leaders urged their people to leave, promising to cleanse the land of Jewish presence. 68% of them fled without ever setting eyes on an Israeli Soldier.

    10. Virtually the entire Jewish population of Muslim countries had to flee as the result of violence and Pogroms.

    11. Some 630,000 Arabs left Israel in 1948, while close to a million Jews were forced to leave the Muslim countries.

    12. In spite of the vast terrories at their disposal, Arab refugess were deliberately prevented from assimilating into their host countries. Of 100 million refugees following WW II, they are the only group to have never integrated with their co-religionists. Most of the Jewish refugees from Europe and Arab lands were settled in Israel, a country no larger than New Jersey.

    13. There are 22 Muslim countries, not counting Palestine. There is only one Jewish State. Arabs started all five wars against Israel, and lost every one of them.

    14. Fatah’s and HAMAS’ Constitutions still call for the destruction of Israel. Israel ceded most of the West Bank and all of Gaza to the Palestinian Authority, and even provided it with arms.

    15. During the Jordanian occupation, Jewish Holy sites were vandalized and were off limits to the Jews. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian Holy sites are accessible to all faiths.

    16. Out of 175 UNSC Resolutions up to 1990, 97 were against Israel. Out of 690 Gen.Assembly resolutions, 429 were against Israel.

    (17. seems to have been temporarily misplaced. I am awaiting a response. lol)

    18. The UN was silent when the Jordanians destroyed 58 Synagogues in the old city of Jerusalem. It remained silent while Jordan systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, and it remained silent when Jordan enforced Apartheid laws preventing Jews from accessing the Temple Mount and the Wailing Wall.

    I would like to thank Greg Jackson for this list. I know it is out there, but I did not know where. Thank you for thinking of me. God bless your family, Kevin, and you. God bless America, and God bless all His children.

    Category: (Religion) Other.

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    The Lebanese Parliament today rejected the ceasefire out of hand, saying it was not in Lebanon’s best interest. Need I say more?

    Category: News, Israel and Lebanon.

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    IRAN PRESS NEWS EXTRA
    Student Committee of Human Rights Reporters

    On Sunday night, July 30th, imprisoned student activist Akbar Mohammadi, who was on his 9th day of a hunger strike died of a massive coronary while in the prison shower. The prison doctors were not able to revive him. He passed away in the late hours of the night, in prison.

    His body has been transferred to the coroner’s office at a hospital in the Saadatabad area of Tehran.

    On Sunday, members of the Islamic parliament visited Evin prison, where Mohammadi was being detained. Mohammadi had just been returned to his cell in ward 350 after a brutal torture session where he was black and blue, swollen and bleeding from cuts he had sustained under torture; the jailors had chained him to his bed and his mouth had been gagged.

    Student Committee of Human Rights Reporters and Iran Press News condemn this inhumane and barbarous act and while offering condolences to the freedom loving people of Iran holds the murderous and criminal authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran directly responsible for the death of this patriot.

    He gave his life for freedom and will forever live on in Iranian history as a national hero.

    Editor’s Note: Reprinted here to serve the Iranian people who knew him or of him. Also, for those of us who are continuing to fight in his cause. Yes, he shall remain forever in our hearts and memories. Good-bye, dear friend. Even though we never met, I have respected and amired you. You did well.

    H/T to  Banafsheh.

    Category: Iran, Political Prisoners and Human Rights.

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    I have received an e-mail from the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) that I would like to pass on to you. May it richly bless you.

    SWC Films: The History of the Current Crisis

    Israel is in crisis once again facing rocket attacks on her own cities. People everywhere are focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict. An excellent way for you to share with family and friends the history of this conflict are three important films from Moriah Films, the Academy AwardTM winning film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    THE LONG WAY HOME
    Narrated by Morgan Freeman

    Academy AwardTM Winner for Best Documentary Feature

    The Long Way Home examines the critical post-World War II period between 1945 and 1948 and the struggle of the tens of thousands of displaced Jewish refugees to find dignity and renewal in the aftermath of the Nazi Holocaust. Click here to purchase the film…

    IN SEARCH OF PEACE: 1948-1967
    Narrated by Michael Douglas

    “In Search Of Peace” chronicles the first two decades of Israel’s existence, offering new insights on the origins of the Middle East conflict. The film weaves together historical narrative, anecdotes and dramatic personal stories, drawing on interviews with the leaders who helped make that history. Click here to purchase the film…

    EVER AGAIN
    Narrated by Kevin Costner

    Ever Again

    Ever Again examines the resurgence of violent antisemitism and terrorism which is at the root of the current crisis that threatens Europe and all of Western civilization. It exposes the dangerous Islamic extremism and culture of death being preached from the mosques of Europe’s major cities and its impact on the recent attacks in Madrid and London. Click here to purchase the film…

    If you already own these films, please donate them to your synagogue, church, local library or school by clicking here….

    Category: Other.

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    This is a great step forward for the world. Up until last year, Germany was resistent to the pressures by several groups to release the archives of what truly happened during the Nazi era. For history’s cause, it is very important to understand the who, what, when, where, why, and how of it all.

    It does not mean that this is the Germany of today. Certainly not! Maybe this was their fear? Whatever the case, the 11-nation governing body of the International Tracing Service will formally sign the agreement Wednesday, July 26, 2006. This agreement was reached back April 2006. The archives will remain sealed until all 11 nations have their own state’s vote to okay the agreement.

    The Holocaust survivors have had access to these archives, while the public has not. This was in order for them to find out what happened to their family, relatives, and things they owned. It was only for the survivors, though, because Germany was trying to protect the right of privacy for her citizens and those affected. This is their claim, and I will not question it. Not now.

    What is important is that the world may finally learn what really happened, how it happened, and we should learn-not condemn-from this history. After all, would you like to be held accountable for something that someone you never knew did? No, you would not. Neither should the German people, except those of the Nazi party that are still living.

    We must make sure this never happens again, like it is happening today in Darfur, Somalia, Zimbabawe, Iraq, Afghanistan, China, North Korea, Kasmir, Pakistan, etc. The world is asleep while people are being slaughtered by terrorists as though they were chattle. Why?

    Maybe, just maybe, we will find some of those answers in these archives. Then, we must pay attention, stand up and scream at the top of our lungs “NO!”, and do all that we possibly can to prevent it from happening again.

    Source: Germany to sign protocol opening Nazi files to researchers.

    Category: Germany and News.

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    I am in Jerusalem, and my heart is breaking for the Jewish people. Prayer groups are meeting across this nation to pray for the peace and safety of the people, and for those who have lost loved ones in the murderous rocket attacks.

    Please let Prime Minister Olmert and the Jewish people know that you are praying for them today. Click here to sign the petition of prayer support.

    Israel is not just fighting Hezbollah in Lebanon; hundreds of Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops (the “Al-Quds Force”) are on the ground there as well, according to an Arab diplomatic source in Washington. It was a contingent of these troops that was responsible for the radar-guided C-802 missile that targeted the Israeli warship off the coast. Four Israeli seamen were lost in that attack.

    “This was a direct message to the Israelis that we are fighting the Iranians here,” said the Arab diplomatic spokesman.

    Hezbollah’s continued support comes from arms shipments being funneled into Lebanon through a well-established base in Syria. According to intelligence reports, “The order to increase assistance” is “directly from Tehran with the approval of the bureau of the leader Khamenei,” the official said. “The assistance mainly includes a large amount of weapons as well as ammunition, cash, and field rations.” This kind of assistance from their Iranian backers could lengthen Hezbollah’s fight against Israel. According to one source, Iran has also sent FL-10 naval missiles, additional Katyusha rockets and Fair-3 and Fair-5 missiles.

    Wednesday was one of the worst days of attacks as Hezbollah fired more than 100 Katyusha rockets into Israel. Two young brothers, 9 and 3, were playing in the streets of Nazareth when they suffered a direct hit from a Katyusha rocket. More than 135 people were taken to the hospital in Nazareth. The rockets that hit were thought to be Syrian-made.

    As I said last week, Israel is the last firewall between Islamic terrorists and America. We must understand that events in Israel will not stay in Israel. Sooner or later, America will face the same kinds of devastating attacks that we see there…assaults on our mass-transit infrastructure (rapid transit, subways, trains, etc.), homicide bombers in restaurants, shopping malls, even churches. We dare not bury our heads in the sand and say, “That’s in Israel; it doesn’t concern me.”

    Remember, God has called you and me to “‘Comfort, ye my people,’ saith your God.”

    Your ambassador to Jerusalem,

    Mike Evans

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    ISRAEL IN CRISIS

    Simon Wiesenthal Center invites you to see three important films

    THE LONG WAY HOME
    Narrated by Morgan Freeman

    The struggle of tens of thousands of displaced Jewish refugees to find dignity and renewal in the aftermath of the Nazi Holocaust and the story of the creation of the State of Israel, 1945-1948.

    Tuesday • July 25, 2006 7:30 p.m.

    Discussion to follow screening.

    WINNER OF THE 1997 ACADEMY AWARDTM FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY.

    IN SEARCH OF PEACE
    Narrated by Michael Douglas

    The story of Israel’s first two decades and the Middle East conflict, 1948-1967.

    Wednesday • July 26, 2006 7:30 p.m. Discussion to follow screening.

    EVER AGAIN
    Narrated by Kevin Costner

    The story of the rise of Islamic fundmentalism and the resurgence of European antisemitism.

    Thursday • July 27, 2006 7:30 p.m.

    Discussion to follow screening.

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    This story, written by Monisha Bansal of CNSNews.com, takes the words right out of my mouth.

    "Our constituents will not be put off by being told that the Senate has more pressing business than judicial nominees," said Jan LaRue, chief counsel for Concerned Women for America. "We know that judges affect every area of our lives and certainly the most important issues of life, liberty and property.

    "We want actions, not excuses," LaRue said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "If Americans continue to see obstruction and hear excuses rather than debate and votes on nominees, senators should not be surprised that come November 8, the votes they want may not be there." [continue reading]

    Now doesn't that sound about right?Update: I am aware that the link is not working as of right now. Please be patient. I have e-mailed CNSNews.com to find the URL of where they moved the actual article. I didn't want to steal it by copying the whole thing. I am not, after all, the New York Times. lol. I will post it and let you know as soon as I have it straightened out. Thank you, and God bless you.

    Category: Politics & Debate.

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    About 220 men, women and children have escaped the genocide occurring in Sudan's Darfur region. They first went to Egypt where they were denied refugee status. Then some of them paid Bedoins to escort them to Israel.

    Upon arrival, once caught, they were improsed in an Israeli minimun security jail. The reason for this is because Sudan is considered part of the Arab League, which is an enemy of Israel.

    However, there is a debate in Israel over whether or not these people should remain in a prison. After all, Israel, of all nations, understands better than anyone the high cost of genocide.

    There are phone calls being made to third countries to try to find homes for these refugees. They need asylum. Please call your Senators and Congressperson at 1-888-355-3588, and let them know you want these people to come to America.

    After all, the only thing they really want is freedom. That sacred thing we love so much we are willing to die for or send our young men and women to fight for us to preserve it.

    You can read more about this situation in y-net news.com. There is also an article in CNN news.

    Please pray for a swift resolution to this issue. Thank you, and God bless you.

    Category: Sudan, Isreal, the UN, and Religion.

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