Monitor the mosques. Close those that support and incite jihad terror. Demand enforcement of sedition laws against the preaching of jihad and Sharia. Look at the San Bernardino jihad massacre. The imam lied — he was close to the jihad killers, and he said he hardly knew them. Scores of phone messages. Were they incited to hatred and violence at his mosque? The mosque needs to be investigated.
Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood’s plan & Obama connection exposed. Muslim Brotherhood’s infiltration of U.S. government is deep, thanks to Barack Hussein Obama, the Muslim-In-Chief in the White House.
“As Canada’s finances improve, there should be a concerted, long-term push to regain our lost ground as a leader in development funding.” How nice it is to be generous with other peoples’ money, i.e. the taxpayers. Why don’t we wait and see how Trudeau guides the financial ship before he starts pledging billions of dollars that we might not have. Oh, and BTW, when does he begin to take care of our own suffering Canadians- the homeless, the aboriginals, the impoverished, those with mental disorders – or help small businesses in his own country rather than say, giving billions to rich, fat cat companies like Bombardier? I’ll be breathless waiting for a response.
Courage isn’t defined by protesting in a free and safe environment like a college campus or a mall. Courage isn’t defined by today’s feminists, or LGBT-rights activists and their infantile “pride” parades. It certainly isn’t defined by the phony Black Lives Matter movement and their schoolyard-bully tactics. True courage is rarely witnessed in a free society where there is no real threat of reprisal.
In today’s environment, for a Muslim to speak out against his own faith and his faith’s traditions is indeed the definition of courage. But this is exactly that Dr. Youssef Ziedan is doing – and he defines true courage.
Free speech is the indispensable midwife of new ideas. If our society is ever to find a way out of its current malaise, we need an open, no-holds-barred debate about everything from the real economy to the roots of Islamist terror. We need, in short, more free speech rather than less. The free-speech wars are far too important to lose without a battle to the bitter end, never mind surrendering without a fight.
This is long but a brilliant report by Anne Marie Waters on the investigation into Muslim grooming gangs. It is important that you take the time to read and comprehend the thinking of the enemy we face along with the inability of law enforcement and the government to deal with it for fear of appearing politically incorrect. This is a shameful chapter in Britain’s history.
In Canada two weeks ago, at just about the same time Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was beamingly greeting the first planeload of Syrian refugees to Canada, customs officials in Toronto were giving the third degree to American author, Robert Spencer, a harsh critic of radical Islam. Spencer was grilled for three hours at Pearson International airport and his luggage searched for hate literature while refugees (whose views we don’t know) are welcomed like heroes.
The silence of church bells for more than a thousand years across the Middle East bears witness to the conquest and long-standing suppression of Christian societies under Islamic rule. Recent genocidal attacks on Christians by ISIL are sadly but the end-stage of a long series of abuses. President Obama, it is good that you have desired to speak up for persecuted Christians, but when you do so, please speak the truth. Please do not whitewash history, because to do so partners with abuse.
Dear President Obama, in your recent statement on persecuted Christians at Christmas you stated:
In some areas of the Middle East where church bells have rung for centuries on Christmas Day, this year they will be silent; this silence bears tragic witness to the brutal atrocities committed against these communities by ISIL.
When you say that ‘church bells have rung for centuries’ you are not speaking the truth. Bells have rung in Syria and Iraq for not much more than a hundred years, at most. As determined by Islamic law, church bells did not sound throughout the Middle East for more than a thousand years from the 7th century conquests until modern times (except under the Crusaders). This was due to the conditions set by the Pact of the Caliph Umar, by which Christians of Syria surrendered to Islamic conquest in the 7th century AD. In this pact the Christians agreed that “We will not sound the bells in our churches.” Churches in regions controlled by Muslims used semantrons (also calls nakos) instead of the forbidden church bells. Examples of these are still visible in Jerusalem to this day, e.g. see here. The pact of Umar is an example of what is known as a dhimma pact. Christians living in regions conquered by Islam were known as dhimmis. As dhimmis they were not permitted to display their religion in public. The silence of the bells was just one of many restrictions imposed upon Christians by Islamic law.
Hamas, when it took control of Gaza, also re-implemented dhimma conditions over Christians, and ISIL has now done the same in regions it controls. The silence of church bells for more than a thousand years across the Middle East bears witness to the conquest and long-standing suppression of Christian societies under Islamic rule. Recent genocidal attacks on Christians by ISIL are sadly but the end-stage of a long series of abuses. President Obama, it is good that you have desired to speak up for persecuted Christians, but when you do so, please speak the truth. Please do not whitewash history, because to do so partners with abuse. Sincerely, Dr Mark Durie, BA, BTh, DipTh, PhD, FAHA 27 December 2015
President Obama was mistaken in his Christmas message: it is not true that church bells have been ringing in the Middle East for centuries.