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Obama’s Mosque-ing the Truth About Islam

When I heard of the President’s plan to visit a mosque, I half-expected him to submit his resume’ to serve as Imam, post White House duties, of course.   All joking aside, I wasn’t surprised about his visit of goodwill.  Throughout his entire Presidency, Obama has sided with Muslims and refused to identify terrorists as radical proponents of Islam.  Of course, members of the mosque warmly welcomed the President and his message.  Sadly, his remarks failed to truly convey the impact of Mohammed and his teachings upon the United States of America.

The President spoke at the Islamic Society of North America, a mosque with a sordid history and with ties to terrorism.  Terrorism expert Steve Emerson informed the President of the religious institution’s ties to terror.   Knowing of the ties to radical jihad and policies befitting terrorist organizations, the President chose to attend the event regardless of the mosque’s practices.  Emerson said,

“As he has done so many times in the past, he decided to ignore this evidence and still continue his plans to confer legitimacy on a mosque that has a history of having officials making outrageously pro-terrorist statements that would seem to conflict with the president’s policies.”

The President instructed the audience in Islamic History, claiming Islam has always been a part of America because it was practiced by slaves.  He failed to cite America’s problems with Islam from its very founding.  In the 1780’s, Americans faced a hostage crisis.  Many Americans aboard cargo ships fell prey to the piracy of Somalis.  The pirates sailing off the coasts of North Africa only released the Americans once a ransom was paid.   Finally in 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli’s ambassador to Great Britain.  They asked the diplomat why the Muslims treated the Americans with such animosity and disdain.  He answered in this way,

Islam was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Qur’an, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

Until Jefferson assumed the Presidency in 1801, America continued to fork over ransoms to free American traders.  At this time, the leader of Tripoli demanded Jefferson pay an upfront sum of $225,000 and then $25,000 per year thereafter.  When Jefferson refused, the leader of Tripoli declared war on the United States.  Several Islamic nations followed suit.

Though Jefferson initially opposed raising a Navy, he did so anyway to combat the Muslims of the Barbary Coast.  When Algiers and Tunis noted the Americans determination to fight, they fled, abandoning Tripoli to fight its own battle.  The United States of America won the war.

Yes, the President’s right.  From America’s inception, the Muslims have contributed much, including providing the impetus for the United States to develop the grandest Navy in the world.

But what about now?  Have things changed?  In recent months, terrorist attacks around the globe have precipitated a greater scrutiny on the rise of Islamic terror.   And though the Obama Administration shies away from identifying the ideology perpetuating these gruesome attacks, everyone knows Islam is the common thread.

After reading through the President’s speech, I found the following segment to be most disconcerting,

“Muslim-Americans keep us safe.  They are our police.  They are our firefighters.  They’re in [the Department of] Homeland Security.”

Granted, I don’t see a radical jihadist under every hijab or burqa, but one won’t find a Lutheran or a Southern Baptist yelling “Allahu Akbar” before spraying a public facility with bullets either.

The President blamed Republicans for perpetuating a culture of mistrust against Muslim Americans, saying,

“..those kinds of cynical political tactics run directly contrary to the values that we hold dear in this country.”

In other words, instead of monitoring the activities of potential Muslims, he would prefer we stick our head in the sand…or at least so it seems.

Obviously, the President has forgotten the key phrase from the Marin Corps Hymn,

“From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.”

For America to forge ahead as the greatest nation of the world, we must combat Islamic terror in the countries responsible for bolstering the likes of ISIS or Al Quaeda.  The numeric rise in proselytes to radical jihad boggles the mind and raises concerns about Syrian refugees migrating to America.  Sure, America’s label of the “great melting pot” continues to exist, but if we don’t properly comb through each individual’s background, “refugees” hell-bent on destroying America will be bringing war and devastation to the shores of America.

Those genuinely seeking asylum from cruel regimes or escaping persecution are welcomed (with vetting of course.)  However, for those with ties to terrorist organizations or with questionable backgrounds need to be incarcerated or shipped abroad.  Let’s keep the radicals in Tripoli.


God Spare America


On September 11, 2001, I sat proctoring a test in a local junior high school, when a fellow teacher stepped into the room.  There to relieve me, he said, “Get to a television.”  I hurried down the hallway and stepped into the teacher’s lounge.  An aide stood in front of the television, transfixed.  I peeked over her shoulder in time to see the second plane plow into the World Trade Center.  For the next several minutes, I watched as throngs of people sprinted from the towers.  And then both buildings crumpled, leaving a smoldering pile of rubble.

For the rest of the day, the world’s eyes were glued to the television, attempting to process the information coming in.  By the end of the day, four hijacked planes delivered death and destruction, killing almost 3000 innocent people.  In one coordinated act of cowardice, radical jihadists stole America’s peace of mind and sense of invincibility.  How would America respond?

Later that day, something happened on Capitol Hill no one expected.  After Congressman Hastert addressed the nation, pledging to hold accountable those responsible for terrorism on our shores, the Congress formed an impromptu choir, gathering in a show of solidarity singing “God Bless America.”

Yes….”God Bless America.”

For the next few weeks, churches experienced a major uptick in attendance.  People scrambled to seek answers to combat fears of future attacks.  It’s true…there are no atheists in foxholes.  Sadly, the singing of “God Bless America” and the new interest in clinging to God faded as the United States settled back into the old and familiar routine of life pre-terrorist attack.  When the Congress linked arms and sang a song beseeching the Creator to bless our Country, for a fleeting a moment I wondered,

“Could this be the beginning of a much needed Spiritual Awakening?”

A few short years later, the Democratic National Convention delegates booed when asked to insert the mention of God and Israel into the Democratic Platform.

Yes.  They.  Booed.  God.

Obviously, the memory of terrorists killing a few thousand Americans was dimmed by a new push to eradicate God entirely from the public arena.

Fast forward to 2015.  It appears those opposed to anything holy and righteous have stepped on the accelerator, speeding up America’s trip to “hell in a hand basket.”  In the last few months, the Supreme Court has overstepped its bounds in legalizing gay marriage, Christians face the targeted efforts of homosexuals demanding everyone honor their unions, and a investigative journalist organization has video evidence that Planned Parenthood harvests organs of aborted babies, including those born alive.  A couple of decades ago, America surpassed all other world powers leading as Reagan’s “shining city on a hill.”  Today, it’s a sprint to the bottom to surpass the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah.

And now, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis sits in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.  Her professed faith in Christ and belief in the teachings of the Bible dictates her decision.  Obviously, an activist judge wrongly believes the Supreme Court can create laws and finds an opportunity to teach all “bitter clingers” in America a lesson.  It’s becoming apparent the gay agenda isn’t about equality but about forcing everyone to embrace the “alternative” lifestyle.

Unless another horrific calamity strikes America, I don’t anticipate Congress singing “God Bless America” any time soon.  In fact, I’m not even sure we have that right.  We should encourage the President to utilize his “pen and phone” to change the lyrics to “God Spare America.”  That seems more apropos.

Hillary’s Fallacious Attack on Conservatives


Are you prolife?  If so, Hillary Clinton compared you to ISIS.

While stumping in Cleveland, Ohio, Hillary trashed prolife adherents.  She claimed Conservative members of the Republican Party who are determined to defund Planned Parenthood are treating women like terrorist organizations.  In her own words she said,

“Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world, but it’s a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States.”

Mrs. Clinton shared stories with the crowd intended to draw sympathy for the organization embroiled in controversy because of videos exposing some of the most heinous practices of the abortion giant.  She told of a woman who discovered breast cancer early, because she was able to get a cancer screening.  She championed the stories of teenage girls having access to contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancies.  She discussed the opportunity for women to be screened for sexually transmitted diseases.  Her blather probably convinced some in the crowd that mean old Republicans were reviving their “war on women.”  Hillary’s determined to cast Republicans as the radical Party in need of resurrection from the Middle Ages.  But what political Party really resembles terrorist organizations?

For the past several months, the world has watched in horror as ISIS rampages across the Middle East raping, pillaging, and beheading innocent humans, many of them Christians.  The most horrific images posted online are those with terrorists holding up the heads of victims.  Whereas the Republican Party quickly denounces this atrocious behavior, labeling the perpetrators “radical Islamists,” the Left tiptoes around the truth and claims these heinous crimes don’t represent the “religion of peace.”  Hillary’s Party fails to identify the true terrorists, utilizing the term “terrorists” for those who stand for the most innocent of life.

The most recent video released by the Center for Medical Progress reveals that the best way to ship neural tissue from the abortion clinics to labs across the Country, is to leave the tissue in the baby’s head.  In the video, abortion advocates joked about shipping the entire Calvarium to laboratories with the eyes open.  They chuckled as they imagined the response of a technician tearing into a package to find a baby’s lifeless eyes staring up from the packaging.  Despite these revelations, Hillary Clinton stands unwaveringly with Planned Parenthood and insults Conservative Pro-Life advocates by calling them terrorists.

Mrs. Clinton, obviously you’re confused.  The Democrats most closely resemble ISIS as both support the beheading of innocents.  An old idiom says,

“There’s none so blind as those who will not see.”

And unfortunately, about half of the Country insists on burying its head in the sand.

Make Sure the Baby’s Eyes are Closed


The Center for Medical Progress received a judicial green light to release more videos exposing the atrocities performed by Planned Parenthood.  In this 8th release, an employee of Stem Express discusses jovially the procedure of shipping baby heads to research facilities.  Here’s a transcript of a portion of the conversation:

SE: As you probably know, one of the issues with neural tissue, it’s so fragile. It’s insanely fragile. And I don’t even know — I was gonna say, I know we get requests for neural, it’s the hardest thing in the world to ship.
Buyer: You do it as the whole calvarium (Head).
SE: Yeah, that’s the easiest way. And we’ve actually had good success with that.
Buyer: Make sure the eyes are closed!
SE: Yeah! [laughter] Tell the lab it’s coming!
Buyer: Yeah.
SE: They’ll open the box, go, ”Oh God!” [laughter] So yeah, so many of the academic labs cannot fly like that, they’re not capable.
Buyer: Why is that? I don’t understand that.
SE: It’s almost like they don’t want to know where it comes from. I can see that. Where they’re like, “We need limbs, but no hands and feet need to be attached.” And you’re like, ? Or they want long bones, and they want you to take it all off, like, make it so that we don’t know what it is.
Buyer: Bone the chicken for me and then we’ll—
SE: That’s it.
Buyer: And then I’ll eat it, but.
SE: But we know what it is. I mean, [laughter], but their lab.
Buyer: But then it goes to that whole stigma.
SE: Oh yeah. And their lab techs freak out, and have meltdowns, and so it’s just like, yeah. I think, quite frankly, that’s why a lot of researchers ultimately, some of them  want to get into other things. They want to look at bone marrow, they want to look at adipose — sort of adult human, kind of adult based sampling. They want to avoid publishing a paper that says it was derived from fetal tissue.

I wonder how supporters of Planned Parenthood muster the gall to stand shoulder to shoulder with this organization.  Each new video released brings to light deeper and darker trade secrets utilized in the abortion industry.

At the onset of the video releases, Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards insisted that selling fetal parts was not a practice of the abortion giant and admonished her employees for speaking about abortions in the wrong “tone.”  It seems everyone involved in the abortion business has grown calloused to the fact that each procedure snuffs out a life full of potential.  To joke about finding a baby’s head in the mail or laughing at the comparison of an abortion to deboning a chicken, is not only disgusting, but is better characterized as fiendish and diabolical.  In fact, the only other public organization giddy over beheading people is ISIS.

Let that set in.

A few days ago, Planned Parenthood enthusiasts gathered on the lawn of the Governor’s home in Louisiana.  Governor Jindal greeted those supporting Planned Parenthood by projecting the Center for Medical Progress videos on a large screen.  Abortion activists ignored the clips running on a loop, proving that with any controversial issue one can resort to “out of sight, out of mind.”  I’m fairly sure those abortion supporters believe Cecile Richards over the undercover videos.  The Governor should’ve strung a banner above the screen proclaiming,

“You can’t handle the truth!”

As subsequent videos surface, I pray America rises, voicing their outrage at the inhumane treatment of our nation’s most innocent.


Hillary Clinton Stands with Evil

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20

After the outrageous Planned Parenthood videos cycled through several days of Fox Breaking News Alerts, Hillary Clinton finally commented on the alleged barbaric acts of the abortion giant.  Clinton has always been a faithful supporter of Planned Parenthood, and Planned Parenthood reciprocates with financial contributions to Hillary’s campaign coffers and has awarded Hillary Clinton the coveted Margaret Sanger award.  No one familiar with Clinton’s ideology expected her to condemn Planned Parenthood, but her loyal remarks about the organization once again reveal her bloodlust for abortion.  Concerning the undercover videos, the Democratic Presidential hopeful said,

“I think it is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood has been the object of such concerted attacks for so many years and it’s really an attack against women’s right to choose, to make the most personal, difficult decisions that any woman would face based on her faith and her medical advice that she is given.  So I am hoping that this situation will not further undermine the very important services that Planned Parenthood provides.” (emphasis mine)

First, Hillary aligns herself with others who believe Planned Parenthood is being bullied by the right wing anti-abortionists.  Her “concerted attacks” comment illumines her intention of standing with Planned Parenthood, shielding them from the big bad Conservatives.  Actually, the “concerted attacks” jab applies to the babies’ bodies being ripped from the womb and then sadistically cut into pieces, each “tissue” carefully packaged and sold to the highest haggler.

Whenever people speak out against abortion, immediately pro-abortion advocates scream that women’s rights are being infringed.  The goal of pro-life adherents isn’t to strip away women’s rights but to rally around and champion the rights of future women.  Jesus shared in Matthew 25:40,

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’


Little ones in the womb surely meet the criteria for the “Least of These.”

Lastly, when people stand shoulder to shoulder with Planned Parenthood, they argue that the organization provides services that all women need.  Not one individual charges Planned Parenthood with criminal action when they offer cancer screenings, but the issue at hand is protecting life.  When Liberals staunchly defend a “woman’s right to choose” and when they utilize the term “reproductive rights” that’s politically correct speak for “abortion.”  These “reproductive rights” result in over 5,800 human beings killed every week.  The only right being extended is the opportunity for a woman to rid herself of an unwanted burden, failing to accept the responsibility added by her own actions.

Now, back to the videos.  Let’s pretend through professional editing, the conversations recorded by both doctors don’t unveil barbaric practices in the abortion industry.  It still reveals something else…a complete disdain for life.  These two doctors discuss the dismembering of babies over a meal, acting as if the conversation revolves around mere day-to-day trivialities instead of practices more aligned with ISIS.

Hillary Clinton stands with evil.  Until she admits a baby’s life trumps salad and sweet tea, I refuse to believe otherwise.



Why Jobs Won’t Rehabilitate ISIS

The Islamic State continues to dominate headlines.  The atrocities of beheadings and burning caged people strike terror in the hearts of those sitting in the bulls-eye of the ISIS campaign.  According to those well versed in the religion of Islam, this behavior stems from a belief that the end of the world is imminent, and to hasten the arrival of the Islamic Messiah, they must destroy Israel and the United States.  When the Obama Administration insists these barbaric acts are perpetrated by those embracing a twisted interpretation of the Koran, they’re spewing half-truths and lies to protect the “religion of peace.”

For starters, the name “Islam” means to submit, not peace.  It means to completely surrender and cease resistance against a stronger power. Some suggest this higher power is Allah; but those left in the wake of terrorism see the term as submission to the precepts and teachings of Islam…or else.   Countries with strong democracies stir the furor of those wishing to usher in the arrival of the “Twelfth Imam” or the “Mahdi.”  Israel and the United States sits squarely in the sights of the violent Islamists as these bastions of freedom fail to recognize Sharia as the law of the land.  Because of the despised freedoms allowed in these countries, radicals dub Israel the “Little Satan” and the United States the “Great Satan.”  With a belief system so steeped in the destruction of democracies and republics, no wonder they strive to bring Jihad to the shores of liberty.

In January of 2013, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee grilled then Secretary of State about the Benghazi terrorist attack.  In a particularly heated exchange, Clinton said,

” Was it (the attack) because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”

What difference does it make?  WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?  With all due respect Madame Secretary, it makes a world of difference.

If America propagates the idea these men are nothing more than blood thirsty bored adventure seekers, then some might be persuaded to believe this “fad” of murdering innocents will soon pass and occupy nothing more than a footnote in future textbooks.  But for those who haven’t fallen under the spell of revisionist history or Liberal doublespeak, watching the broadcasts of raging antics mirrors 1400 years of Islamic terror.

Some in Washington D.C. actually believe providing jobs for the radicals is one way of curbing their desire for seventy-two virgins.  Maybe they’re right.  Imagine gifting each terrorist a street vendor cart, an unoccupied corner, and an inventory of burkas and camel saddles.  That might solve the problem of ISIS once and for all.

But probably not.




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