Assassination in Tehran thumbnail

Assassination in Tehran

By Kenneth R. Timmerman

The motorcycle killers who got to the Quds Force Colonel were playing hardball.


The motorcycle killers who assassinated a senior Quds Force officer in Tehran on Sunday knew what they were doing.

According to Iranian media accounts, accomplices blocked the street behind the target’s car by double-parking and raising their trunk, clearing the way for the motorcycle killers who shot Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei five times as he was about to drive off in his Kia Pride.

The feat was even more brazen since the Colonel’s street led directly to the Iranian parliament, one of the most secure areas of Tehran. The assassins hit Khodaei from behind in the head and the heart, blowing out both the driver and the passenger side windows of his car, according to photos subsequently released to the Iranian media.

The Iranian regime immediately blamed Israel for the assassination, referring to Khodaei as a “defender of the shrine,” a reference to Quds Force officers engaged in the fight against ISIS in Syria.

Khodaei, whose real name was Bahram, was one of three brothers who joined the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the 1980s and fought in the war against Iraq. All three brothers, and four more Khodaei cousins, later became officers in the elite Quds Force, Iranian sources said.

Israeli media initially identified Khodaei as a senior officer in charge of Quds Force expeditionary forces inside Syria. Subsequent reports said he was in charge of Hezbollah missile bases inside Syria, and tasked with “attacking Israeli interests and citizens abroad as deputy commander of Unit 840.”

The Israel Defense Force spokesman identified Unit 840 eighteen months ago as the Quds Force group that had been placing mines and IED’s in the Golan Heights along Israel’s border with Syria.

An Iranian source told me, Khodaei supervised deliveries to Syria of advanced targeting kits for Hezbollah missiles.

Most intriguing, however, are suggestions that Khodaei was fingered by an alleged Quds Force assassin named Mansour Rasouli, who was captured and interrogated by Mossad operatives last month.

Mossad reportedly captured Khodaei inside Iranian Kurdistan while he was en route to Turkey to assassinate three Western targets, including an Israeli consular official in Turkey. The opposition Iran International television network posted what it claimed were audio recordings of Rasouli’s confessions, where he expressed remorse over his mission.

Iranian Telegram channels said that Khodaei’s nickname was “hunter,” a reference to this alleged role in luring and attacking Israelis, Iranian dissidents, and anti-Iran regime activists overseas.

Earlier this month, the Times of Israel reported that Israel’s security service, Shin Bet, had foiled an effort by the Iranian regime to lure Israeli academics, business people, and former defense officials to Europe, to attend a phony security conference in Zurich, Switzerland.

The report showed an email, purportedly signed by a Swiss researcher named Oliver Thränart, inviting an Israeli intelligence reporter to an annual “Zurich Strategic Dialogue,” scheduled for January 14, 2022.  The email requested that the guest fill out an application form and comply with Swiss Covid-19 requirements.

I received an identical email from that same Oliver Thränart last October, inviting me to the same January 14, 2022, conference. After a couple of exchanges, Thränart droped off the radar until Christmas, when he said that the conference had been cancelled because of the Omicron variant.

I have long been targeted by the Iranian regime, as I reveal in a new memoire of my exploits as a war correspondent and investigative reporter that will be released on August 31.

Initially, the Iranians targeted me because I was investigating their clandestine nuclear weapons program – more than a decade before it was exposed to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA. Later, they attempted to lure me to phony opposition “conferences” because of my role as the founder and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI), iran.org.

Hassan Shariatmadari, the editor of the regime daily Kayhan and a IRGC brigadier general, regularly attacked FDI as a CIA-funded anti-regime organization.

In a Dec. 8, 2007 column, he absurdly claimed that FDI had a “four-layer plan” to topple the Iranian regime, led by yours truly, “who heads the Iran desk at CIA.”

In a series of articles in September 2009, Shariatmadari claimed that I was spearheading the latest wave of anti-regime demonstrations inside Iran. “While we would be happy to accept such an honor,” I replied in the name of the foundation, “neither I nor my board can take credit for such power or influence.” The full statement is here.

The most recent Shariatmadari screed dates from December 4, 2019, when he linked my alleged efforts to overthrow the regime to similar efforts by then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Kenneth Timmerman, former CIA member and currently director of the American Institute NED [National Endowment for Democracy], acknowledged that the CIA has not only helped the Iranian rioters with software systems, but also delivered to them the hardware.” (I have had no association with NED since 1997, and have no idea what software systems he is referring to).

This is a regime that never gives up, and that spends enormous sums of money to track its opponents and hunt them down. In the 1990s, they sent hit teams across Europe, where they assassinated more than 200 top leaders of the opposition in exile. In the 2000s and beyond, they have snatched opponents in Iraq and elsewhere and hustled them back to Tehran, where they have been summarily executed.

In a particularly egregious case, they have also enlisted the intelligence and judicial authorities of a friendly state, the Republic of Georgia, to frame a defector from Iranian intelligence who became a witness in a civil lawsuit by families of 9/11 victims against Iran. Falsely sentenced to 17 years for a crime he did not commit nor even imagine, Hamid Reza Zakeri continues to languish in a Tbilisi jail.

It’s still early to know the bill of particulars that led Israel – or someone else – to assassinate a Quds Force Colonel in Tehran. But one thing is certain: the Iranians play hardball. And so do the Israelis.

©Kenneth R. Timmerman. All rights reserved.


Ken Timmerman’s 12th book of non-fiction, And the Rest is History: Tales of Hostages, Arms Dealers, Dirty Tricks, and Spies, will be released by Post Hill Press on Aug. 31. His website is kentimmerman.com.

Three Mistakes about the Common Good thumbnail

Three Mistakes about the Common Good

By The Catholic Thing

Michael Pakaluk: The idea that the common good can be found in Roe v. Wade is gravely mistaken, since it subordinates the good of the unborn to the born.


Iwant to draw attention to three mistakes about Aquinas’ teaching on the common good which are encouraged by some presentations today of so-called “common good” jurisprudence. If we take Aquinas to represent “the classical view,” then these are mistakes, too, about classical thought.

Begin with Aquinas’s famous, four-part account of the essence of law: any law, he says, is:

(1) a precept of reason,

(2) directed to the common good,

(3) set down by a competent authority, and

(4) promulgated.

Because this is an account of the essence of something, you simply can’t have that thing at all, Aquinas thinks, unless all the parts of the account are somehow verified in it.

What this means is that anything that can in any way count as law, by definition – by its very essentia – is directed to some conception of a common good.  Aquinas remarks that even the laws of a tyrant promote a common good: they propose in effect that the citizens should together find their good in promoting the personal good of the tyrant.

This is the first mistake, then: it’s misleading for any party, or school of interpretation, to claim that they are offering something distinctive or different, because they favor connecting the law to the common good.  All law does that, of necessity.  Nothing can count as “law” unless it is ordered to a common good.

All the interesting questions, then, involve what conception of the common good is implicit in a law.  Does it promote what Aquinas calls “the true good” (verum bonum) or something else?  Is its implicit conception something we can really embrace?  Is it perhaps incoherent, or self-defeating, or calculated to lead to bad things despite someone’s good intentions?

Even Roe v. Wade contained conceptions of the common good, of course:  a conception of the autonomy of the professions (the inviolability of “a decision made in consultation with one’s doctor”); of the equality of women, and what is necessary for that; and a conception of the limits of government’s power to proscribe.

These conceptions were and remain gravely mistaken.  Certainly they are disputable by fair-minded persons and cannot be held to be built into the very social compact of the United States. Obviously, too, any “common good” implicit in Roe includes the good only of born human beings, subordinating the good of the unborn to the born. In that sense, Roe’s conception of the common good is tyrannical.

But the point is that both sides claim to promote the common good.  The debate hinges on what that truly is, not whether it is invoked.  To say that the master key is to introduce the premise that the law should be ordered to the common good is a mistake and a diversion.

The second mistake as regards “the classical view,” is to describe the common good of human law without reference to the virtues and to God, but to regard it as a social system of economic and political instrumentalities, even construing classical language such as “public peace” and “public order” in this way.

Aquinas does not do this.  In his discussion of human law specifically, he does not separate peace from virtue: “in order that man might have peace and virtue, it was necessary for laws to be framed.”  Indeed, making those subject to it good, he says, following Aristotle, is the goal of law: “if the intention of the lawgiver is fixed on true good, which is the common good regulated according to Divine justice, it follows that the effect of the law is to make men good simply.”

Again, because piety is a central human virtue for Aquinas, not surprisingly he approves of Isidore’s claim that a chief purpose of human law should be “to foster religion.”

On “the classical view” one cannot avoid these matters by saying, as Adrian Vermeule does, that it’s possible to confine one’s discussion to “the order of nature” and avoid “the order of grace.”  On Aquinas’s view, human beings precisely as natural creatures, cannot attain even “temporal happiness” except through exercising the virtues – and as rational creatures they are ordered to God, who is the ultimate common good of society.  As John Paul II liked to emphasize, it’s inherent in the human person to have a transcendent character, and the common good of human society must be framed correspondingly. Religion after all is a pagan virtue.

The great theologian, Johannes Messner, writing in his 1949 Social Ethics after the horrors of World War II, comments, “Only if a personal God is recognized as creator and lawgiver can the idea of the ‘might of right’ possess its quite definite authority; otherwise, there can be no compelling reason why the principle ‘might is right’ should not in one way or another prevail.”

This brings me to the third mistake, which is that current presentations of the common good seem to downplay the necessity of liberty, identifying liberty with libertarianism and individualism.

This third mistake follows from the second.  Liberty is necessary for genuine virtue and for our response to God.  Downplay virtue, and liberty is easily lost from sight.  Moreover, as James Madison emphasized in his Memorial and Remonstrance, the relationship which a human being has to his creator, prior to political society and government, is a fundamental safeguard of liberty.  Prescind from our relationship to God, and how else are fundamental liberties secured?

Let Messner have the last word here: “full humanity depends essentially on [man’s] personal responsibility and self-reliant activity in carrying out the demands of his being. . . .the common good means that social cooperation makes it possible for the members of society to fulfill by their own responsibility and effort the vital tasks set for them by their existential ends. . . .although a domestic animal is not harmed in its essential nature by being provided for, the ‘provider state’ does impair man’s natural status because it takes away from him a sphere of self-determination and personal responsibility.”

You may also enjoy:

+James V. Schall, S.J.’s Common Good/Uncommon Evil

Stephen P. White’s Catholic Schools and the Common Good

AUTHOR

Michael Pakaluk

Michael Pakaluk, an Aristotle scholar and Ordinarius of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, is a professor in the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America. He lives in Hyattsville, MD with his wife Catherine, also a professor at the Busch School, and their eight children. His acclaimed book on the Gospel of Mark is The Memoirs of St Peter. His new book, Mary’s Voice in the Gospel of John: A New Translation with Commentary, is now available.

EDITORS NOTE: This The Catholic Thing column is republished with permission. © 2022 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: info@frinstitute.org. The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.

Massive Sexual Abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention thumbnail

Massive Sexual Abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention

By Save America Foundation

I have written much about sex abuse of children by people placed in positions of trust. The other day I showed the problems with our public school system which has abused so many kids as to make the Catholic sex abuse scandal look small.

Let me be clear. No abuse of children is acceptable by anyone. Parents, teachers, family, priests or politicians! The evil must be rooted out. However, with a hatred of the Catholic Church the political movement and their close allies the MSM, tried hard to make it look like a Catholic only issue. It was not. It is not. It’s just that they are huge and extremely rich with deep pockets.

An investigative report on the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Americas largest Protestant organization, found massive sexual abuse took place among parishioners kids and the clergy. Just like what the Catholic Church did, these evil Southern Baptist leaders did the same bad thing. They stonewalled the victims and in many cases leadership presented the victims with outright hostility. The suspected perpetrators were allowed to stay in their positions, ready and able to carry on with their disgusting pedophilia agenda.

The May 22nd, 2022 288-page investigative report from Guidepost Solutions was initiated at an SBC National meeting when outsiders demanded action and investigation.

The report very clearly shows that the presumed innocent perpetrators were given autonomy by the church. Even allowed to stay on as clergy.

Victims however and their families, were ignored, disbelieved and met with action by the SBC that never allowed justice. It was found that the SBC hierarchy considered they had full autonomy over the church and that allowed molesters and other perverts to stay on in their jobs and no warnings given to the congregations of these evil doers.

On Sunday, SBC President Ed Litton. Released the following message :

Fellow Southern Baptists,

In a short time, the report from Guidepost Solutions will be released. We’ve been awaiting this day for many months, and in another sense, for many years. As we review the report today, let me encourage you with the words of James, “be slow to speak, quick to listen.” Today important facts will be revealed. And as a result, many of us across our Convention will feel a torrent of emotion. This is not a time for hot takes or armchair quarterbacks. This is a time for us to listen, lament, assess, and prepare to respond. In a few weeks, we will gather together in Anaheim, where we will have the opportunity to act and ensure the appropriate reforms are implements. We must be ready to take meaningful steps to change our culture as it relates to sexual abuse.

Today is likely to be a painful day. In the midst of that pain, I pray that you remember those whose lives have been so deeply damaged by the sin of sexual abuse. I believe this report represents an honest look at our Convention’s actions and failures. I believe it represents the courage of survivors who have come forward and told their stories. I am praying that God will grant each of us the wisdom and courage to respond with godly courage and Spirit-driven determination to make our future better than our past.

Ed Litton

Many victims were harassed with hate mail and phone calls which made them feel even more victimized.

The SBC will hold its national meeting at the Anaheim Convention Center on June 14-15. If anyone out there wants to attend and protest peacefully outside this huge and expensive national meeting, feel free.

Total giving to Southern Baptist churches, according to the report, was $11.5 billion in 2020. There are over 47,000 churches in this organization. Total membership is 14,089,947. These were 2020 figures. Here is a link to what the convention is all about. Money.

My wife and I are Baptist. Formerly Catholic. We belong to an independent Baptist church where the pastor is a true man of God, who preaches the Bible as it was written. He is not politically correct. He is not afraid to talk about abortion, child slavery, perceptions, the LGBTQUI agenda. You need to all find a church like mine. For those interested it is :- Victory Baptist Church, located on South MacDill in Tampa. It is not fancy. It is not huge. It is not a rich church. It is a place for believers and conservatives to meet and worship God.

©Fred Brownbill. All rights reserved.

RELATED ARTICLES:

Guidepost Solutions’ Report of the Independent Investigation

The Rich and Fabulous Lifestyles of Southern Baptist Conference Culture

Cost of Guidepost Solutions Report on SBC Leaders’ Alleged Mishandling of Sexual Abuse Surpasses $1.7 Million

The Evangelical Lutheran Church Comes Out in Support of Abortion! thumbnail

The Evangelical Lutheran Church Comes Out in Support of Abortion!

By Save America Foundation

The Evangelical Lutheran Church, a mainstream church with around 3,000,000 U.S. members and its very own openly Transgender Bishop the Rev. Megan Rohrer, a former lesbian who claims now to be non binary and who likes to be known as “they or them” pronouns, just declared that their 1991 social teachings document is the basis of their support for abortion – otherwise known to others as murder.

That transgendered female former lesbian Bishop, who will lead 65 synods from its church in San Francisco stated prior to the ordination, “ I step into this role because a diverse community of Lutherans in Northern California and Nevada prayerfully and thoughtfully voted to do a historic thing. My installation will celebrate all that is possible when we trust God to shepherd us forward.”

Really?????? This was Gods work?????

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the actual head of the ECLA, says the church rightly teaches that abortion should be regulated BUT NOT outlawed. The church – if you can call it that – says that a fetus is a human life and is a neighbor of – wait for it – the woman and the community!!!

So the developing life, the future human being and the mother of that human life are just neighbors!! The Church teaches that abortions of fetuses from their church members is not only a decision of the mother or father but rather it happens in the community. That is with God, family, partners, friends, doctors and pastors.

Her words:- “While the leaked draft does not represent the Supreme Court’s ruling in its final form; nevertheless, it contradicts this church’s teaching. This church teaches that abortion and reproductive health care, including contraception, must be legal and accessible.”

I am sure God, my God, is not ever on the side of murdering the fetus in a disgusting and savage act that is acceptable to the extremists and leftists in our country. All the others in on the decision are doing the work of Satan. Plain and simple.

America. How is this even remotely acceptable to any bible believing, Christian male or female? How can those 3,000,000 so called members even insult God by calling themselves Christians? These people are not only sick, they are evil.

Let me tell you all one thing that is as sure as the nose on your face. This humble scribe will not EVER be calling anyone who claims to be a different sex to that they were born, a “they” or “them.” They can call themselves whatever the heck they want to but guess what? They have either an X or Y chromosome which makes them a male or female.

In 1000 years, if a body is dug up and examined, do you think they will say ahhhh… that was a transgender? A non binary? A member of the LGBTQUI community? A confused individual? A pervert?

No is the answer. They will run a test and the result will be either male or female, the two sexes placed on earth by God. Placed to breed and raise families together.

©Fred Brownbill. All rights reserved.

RELATED ARTICLES:

Homoerotic singer to entertain teens on Easter Monday in the Vatican.

The Relevance of Religious Liberty!

To Be or Not To Be! That America is the Question.

Tlaib, Omar, AOC, other Leftists introduce resolution calling Israel’s founding a ‘catastrophe’ thumbnail

Tlaib, Omar, AOC, other Leftists introduce resolution calling Israel’s founding a ‘catastrophe’

By Jihad Watch

The real catastrophe is that there are open supporters of the genocidal “Palestinian” jihad against Israel in the United States House of Representatives.

Tlaib, Squad introduce resolution recognizing ‘catastrophe’ of Israel’s creation

by Ronn Blitzer, Fox News, May 17, 2022:

House members led by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., introduced a resolution Monday calling for U.S. recognition of the “Nakba,” a term meaning “catastrophe” that is typically used by Palestinians to refer to the establishment of the state of Israel.

The resolution was submitted a week and a half after Israeli Independence Day, which coincides with Palestinian commemoration of Nakba Day. It calls for the U.S. to “commemorate the Nakba through official recognition and remembrance,” while claiming that this “refers not only to a historical event but to an ongoing process of Israel’s expropriation of Palestinian land and its dispossession of the Palestinian people that continues to this day.”

“The Palestinian people since the 48 Nakba have been living under oppression and violent racism. Silence + blank checks enables more death and violence,” Tlaib tweeted, referencing the year Israel was created and recognized via a U.N. resolution, and U.S. financial support for the Jewish state.

Tlaib, who is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, submitted the resolution on behalf of herself and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Cori Bush, D-Mo., Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., Marie Newman, D-Ill., and Betty McCollum, D-Minn. Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar are among a group of left-wing Democrats known as the “Squad,” which has often taken anti-Israel positions.

The resolution claims that Palestinians opposed the U.N.’s 1947 recommendation to partition the territory then known as Palestine into two states, one for Arabs and one for Jews. It states that prior to Israel declaring independence on May 14, 1948, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians had fled their homes “often after attacks by Zionist militias.” It does not make reference to the use of some of those areas by invading Arab nations to attack Israel….

AUTHOR

ROBERT SPENCER

RELATED VIDEO: Robert Spencer on moderate Muslims, ‘disinformation,’ and The Critical Qur’an.

RELATED ARTICLES:

Senate abruptly cancels ‘disinformation’ hearing after Disinfo Board chief’s song to censorship surfaces

Breaking: Disinformation Governance Board is ‘paused’

Iran: Protests Over Soaring Food Prices Hit Several Cities

The Yezidis in Iraq: the government’s neglect is still ongoing

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

Biden reverses Trump withdrawal, sends U.S. troops back to Somalia thumbnail

Biden reverses Trump withdrawal, sends U.S. troops back to Somalia

By Jihad Watch

Is it really America’s job to solve all the world’s problems? What difference can fewer than 500 troops make, anyway? With America suffering from so very many problems at home, is this really the best use of the nation’s resources? Or is it all just to make sure that the military-industrial complex continues to show a profit for all concerned?

Biden approves plan to redeploy US troops to Somalia

by Natasha Bertrand CNN, May 16, 2022:

(CNN)President Joe Biden has approved a request by the Pentagon to redeploy US troops to Somalia in an effort to counter the terrorist group al-Shabaab, a senior administration official said on Monday.

The move reverses a decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw all US troops from the country in 2020.

The US will reposition US forces in east Africa and move to restore a US military presence in Somalia in consultation with the Somali government, the official told reporters on Monday. The official said “under 500” troops will be sent back into the country but declined to provide a precise number. He emphasized, however, that the Pentagon “will not be restoring the full contingent of operators present in Somalia before” the previous administration’s withdrawal, which was about 750 military personnel.

The official described the Trump administration’s withdrawal as “abrupt and sudden,” and said that al-Shabaab “has unfortunately only grown stronger” since then.

“We have seen, regrettably, clear evidence that al Shabaab has the intent and capability to target Americans,” the official said, noting that the group had killed over a dozen Americans in east Africa in recent years, including three at a US military base in Kenya in early 2020….

AUTHOR

ROBERT SPENCER

RELATED ARTICLES:

Video: Robert Spencer discusses what is said about him, and The Critical Qur’an

US intelligence community launches review following catastrophic failures in Ukraine and Afghanistan

Sweden: Shia imams conduct temporary marriages as cover for prostitution

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

Abortion and the Genocide of the Black Community thumbnail

Abortion and the Genocide of the Black Community

By The Catholic Thing

Randall Smith: 16,000,000 dead black babies and counting. All those demonstrating to protect the abortion industry are not only on the wrong side of history, they’re also racist.


There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the upcoming Dobbs decision, in which the Supreme Court might finally overturn the Court’s deadly earlier decisions in Roe v. Wade and its companion case Doe v. Bolton.  Many of the articles bemoaning the coming decision have been filled with incivility, mindless vitriol, fear-mongering, absurd non sequiturs, and outright lies.

When the Supreme Court overturned its 1986 decision in Bowers v. Hardwick seventeen years later in 2003 in Lawrence v. Texas – thereby protecting homosexual activity – liberals weren’t screaming that Brown v. Board of Education was next, because they knew that would have been an absurd non sequitur.

And today, no progressive liberal would find it acceptable were a conservative group giving out the home addresses of the dissenting judges in Dobbs, so that groups of angry demonstrators could gather outside their homes to pressure them to change their minds.  No, only one side may do these things.

Well, to those defending Roe, I have only one thing to say:  You’re on the wrong side of history.

I’ve always wanted to say that.  Mostly just to show people on the other side how it feels.  I do in fact believe that those who are arguing for abortion are on the wrong side of history and that, in fifty years, with advances in neonatal care and greater knowledge of the developing child in the womb, abortion will be seen as barbaric as slavery does to us today.

And just for the record, if you study history, you’ll find that when your side is the side that’s using euphemisms to cover up what you’re doing – breaking windows, lying, threatening people with violence, and stirring up mob anger, fear, and resentment – you usually are on the “wrong side of history.”

But simply saying to one’s opponents, “You’re on the wrong side of history,” is no argument. It is the verbal equivalent of a patronizing pat on the head.  Imagine making a sophisticated argument about something only to have your interlocutor blurt out: “Well that’s just stupid!” or “You’re just wrong!”  Now, I may be wrong; I may even be stupid. But you will have to make an actual argument to show that.

Too many people today assume they have no need to make logical arguments and can instead simply assume that “all good and sensible people” agree with them because, well, “it’s obvious.”  The problem is, it almost never is, and with especially controversial issues, such as abortion, you can’t simply assume it is.  What you are saying when you claim, “It’s obvious,” is that the people who disagree with you are stupid — too dense to see what’s “obvious.”

So I’m not going to simply say to those who disagree with me about abortion, “You’re on the wrong side of history.”  I think they are; they obviously think they’re not. Fine. We need to move on and get to some real arguments and actual data.

“Disparate impact” and racial bias seem to be popular topics at the moment.  You can barely go more than a day or two without a discussion of them showing up on the mainstream media. So let’s talk about them with reference to abortion.

The claim one often hears is that overturning Roe would be “disastrous” for the black community. But here is the reality:

  • Abortion is the leading cause of death for African Americans, more than all other causes combined, including HIV, violent crimes, accidents, cancer, and heart disease.
  • Abortions are performed on black women at a rate 3.5 times higher than white women; black women have over 30 percent of abortions though they are only 12.6 percent of the population.
  • Over their lifetimes, black women average 1.6 more pregnancies than White women but are 5 times more likely to have a pregnancy that ends in abortion.
  • Approximately 360,000 pre-born black babies are aborted every year, nearly 1000 per day.
  • More than 16-million black babies have died by abortion since 1973.
  • The percentage of the black population in the U.S. has dropped from 12.6 percent in 2010 to 12.4 percent in 2020. The black population in the U.S. (41 million) has dropped precipitously below the Hispanic population (63 million), numbers that would be radically different had 16 million black lives mattered enough to society to protect them from abortion and raise them to fruitful adulthood.

You might be thinking, “Yes, but the abortion providers didn’t abort these black children because they were black.”  First, liberals never allow this excuse when it comes to any other “disparate impact” case. And second, are you so sure?

Everyone admits now that the eugenicist Margaret Sanger, the racist founder of Planned Parenthood, began her “Negro Project” in 1939 to stop the growth of the black population.  And it’s still the case that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are within walking distance (2 miles) of relatively high black and/or Hispanic populations.  Black women are five times more likely to have an abortion than white women.  If that isn’t evidence of “systemic racism,” then the term is meaningless.

So all you people demonstrating to protect the abortion industry, you’re not only on the wrong side of history, you’re also racist.

You?  No, not you!  You’re the good people!  Sixteen million dead black babies and counting, and you’re absolutely certain the people pushing back against this racial genocide are the horrible, evil ones, and you – you – are the people who will be judged by history as the ones who really cared about the black community.

And you are so certain of this, in fact, that you’re willing to silence your opponents, terrorize them in mobs, lie repeatedly, vandalize churches, disrupt church services, desecrate religious sacraments, tear down free women’s care centers that provide women the resources to make the choice not to terminate the life of their unborn child, and even overthrow the democratic process itself, all so that some women can terminate the lives of their unborn sons and daughters

Wow.  Well, that’s just stupid.

You may also enjoy:

Robert Royal’s Who Are the Abortion Extremists?

Hadley Arkes’ Abortion and Slavery

AUTHOR

Randall Smith

Randall B. Smith is a Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas. He is the author of Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas: A Guidebook for Beginners and Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the Scholastic Culture of Medieval Paris: Preaching, Prologues, and Biblical Commentary (2021). His website is: randallbsmith.com.

EDITORS NOTE: This The Catholic Thing column is republished with permission. © 2022 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: info@frinstitute.org. The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.

THE RAPE OF GREAT BRITAIN: Tommy Robinson’s documentary on Muslim Gangs Grooming and Raping Children in the UK thumbnail

THE RAPE OF GREAT BRITAIN: Tommy Robinson’s documentary on Muslim Gangs Grooming and Raping Children in the UK

By Dr. Rich Swier

The RARE Foundation has released a documentary film exposing Muslim rape gangs grooming, raping and selling into prostitution under-aged children in England.

We are witnessing something very similar happening in the United States by companies like Disney, Apple and in our public schools.

The RARE Foundation wrote:

At the beginning of the year, citizen journalist Tommy Robinson’s new documentary series premiered, The Rape of Britain. Robinson’s film follows a woman who survived one of Britain’s many rape gangs. The case featured in the documentary leads to a major investigation that reveals corruption within the police, the municipality, and the social services. Yet, leaders did nothing but sweep the gang-rape epidemic under the rug once again.

RARE Foundation continues:

In part 2 of our investigation into child rape gangs operating in the sleepy Shropshire town of Telford, Tommy Robinson speaks to another survivor (whose identity has been hidden for her safety). She gives a harrowing account of her lived experiences as a child who Islamic middle aged men have sexually exploited. As in other similar cases, the victim feels that her information is rejected and neglected by the municipality, the police, and politicians.

This brave woman opens up her heart, and she gives her account of the grooming process, which ultimately led to her being gang-raped hundreds of times as a child by well-known Bangladeshi and Pakistani men in Telford town.

Read more Tommy Robinson related articles:

©RARE Foundation. All rights reserved.

Since the Debut of Disney/Marvel’s Muslim Superhero Kamala Khan, 159,715 People Have Been Murdered for Islam thumbnail

Since the Debut of Disney/Marvel’s Muslim Superhero Kamala Khan, 159,715 People Have Been Murdered for Islam

By Jihad Watch

EDITORS NOTE: See TheReligionOfPeace.com for the jihad body count, day by day, week by week, month by month, and year by year, since 2001.


The only reason we began to discuss Islam was jihad, and the one thing that Disney/Marvel have completely kept out of their Muslim superhero comic book is jihad, which debuted in 2013. And since Disney/Marvel will be releasing a live-action series featuring their Muslim superhero, Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan, this month, it’s time, once again, to call out these enemy propagandists in wartime. And keep in mind that there was a time when our enemies paid off sellouts in America to promote enemy propaganda, but now we’re so corrupt that companies do it on their own, without any possibility of reciprocation on the other side. While Disney/Marvel and Warner Brothers/DC Comics/Discovery promote their Muslim superheroes, there are no such American superhero counterparts in Islamic dictatorships.

I was born to Muslim parents in the Bronx, New York, and I was raised Muslim. We ended up moving to New Jersey, which is where Marvel’s Muslim superhero lives with her family from Pakistan. Growing up, while my family would have been considered “moderate Muslims,” there was nothing moderate about the Jew-hatred in my Muslim family, or of the contempt shown towards females. Some members of my family even idolized Hitler, because he killed more Jews than anyone. And yet this casual hatred of others, of almost all others outside of the home, even by what are referred to as “moderate Muslims,” doesn’t appear at all in Disney/Marvel’s Muslim superhero comic book, which makes it nothing short of enemy propaganda for a foreign enemy, produced by a domestic enemy.

I was raised to hate Jews and to treat females like crap in America, and all you read from Disney/Marvel’s Muslim superhero is how good and innocent and morally upright she and her family are. We all know that Disney/Marvel produce fantasy, but once they delve into the real world of Islam and Muslims, and leave out any whiff of shariah law and the never-ending jihad, they have made themselves enemy propagandists, and callous ones at that, as they have to work very hard to try and avoid the fact that hundreds of people are murdered in the name of Islam every single week.

I also find it telling that Disney/Marvel chose to have a young female to be its Muslim superhero, considering Islam’s misogyny, as well as its male supremacy. Growing up Muslim, I remember my mother mourning the birth of my nieces, because she believed, with great reason, that their lifetime mistreatment at the hands of male Muslims was inevitable. I can’t think of any Muslim females in my generation who weren’t beaten by their male relatives. And, of course, nothing like that is in Ms. Marvel’s stories. And the only solace I can take in Disney/Marvel’s Islamic propaganda superhero is that even the most dishonest leftist hack reviewers can only pretend to like it, as it might be their least popular character, no matter what these reviewers claim. In a country of 330 million people, the best a Muslim superhero comic book produced by Disney and Marvel Comics, with all of their promotional power, has been able to sell is 12,000 copies a month, and only for a little while.

In other words, even the not exactly self-aware propagandists behind it know that it’s pure propaganda, but dare not cancel it, out of fear of what a potential Muslim backlash could be. (Disney/Marvel have no such concern cancelling unpopular black/female/gay superhero comics.) The leftists behind Disney/Marvel first published the comic book out of fear that not doing so might anger their Muslim editor who pitched it, as well as other Muslims, (as they know that angry Muslims act on their anger more than others). They continue publishing it out of fear. In the end, what we have here is enemy propaganda produced by a domestic enemy for a foreign enemy, free of charge, and all in the name of not angering Muslims. What a disgusting, gutless motive behind publishing a comic book, and to continue publishing it, and now, to produce a live-action version of it, that even those who claim to be fans of it aren’t excited about.

And I repeat, again and again: the only reason we began to discuss Islam was jihad. So long-form stories about Muslims that completely avoid jihad are pure Islamic propaganda, whether done by Muslims or their useful idiots.

AUTHOR

BOSCH FAWSTIN

RELATED ARTICLES:

Germany: Muslim migrant known as ‘Islamism test case’ stabs five people at random on train

Former FBI counterintelligence top dog likens Trump supporters to ‘violent jihadists’

FBI labels dozens of investigations into parents with threat tag created by Counterterrorism Division

London’s mayor Khan hopes Trump has ‘learned his lesson’ but should remain censored if he hasn’t

Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder says DOJ should indict Trump over Capitol riot 

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

Omar Accused of ‘Shilling for Iran’ After Call to ‘Finalize’ Deal thumbnail

Omar Accused of ‘Shilling for Iran’ After Call to ‘Finalize’ Deal

By Discover The Networks

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) took heat online after posting a message on Monday in support of an immediate finalization of the disastrous Iran Deal, which she claimed would avert a Middle East war.

“We are running out time in making peace in the Middle East and avoiding war,” Omar tweeted. “It’s time to finalize the Iran deal!”

“Making peace in the Middle East has much more to do with expanding the #AbrahamAccords, allowing Israel to work together with her Arab neighbors on tourism, economic growth & diplomacy, rather than making a bad deal in Vienna to fund the #1 State sponsor of terrorism in the world,” wrote media contributor Joel M. Petlin.

“We had peace in the Middle East, but then you elected Biden,” wrote conservative writer and commentator Chad Greene.

“On behalf of Iraqis, Syrians, Lebanese, Yemenis, Saudis, Emiratis, Bahrainis, Israelis, Egyptians, Iranians oppressed by their own regime and all people who will affected by Irani regime terrorism EMPOWERED by this deal, Please SHUT UP!!!” wrote former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan. “Tell me you’re a pro-terrorism without telling me you’re pro-terrorism,” she added in another tweet.

“Ilhan Omar opposes the #AbrahamAccords and *actual peace* in the Middle East while shilling for Iran,” wrote social media activist Emily Schrader. “Can’t make this up.”

“Nothing says a stable middle east like giving terrorists nukes,” another wrote.

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) blasted Omar in June after the congresswoman equated the U.S. and Israel to Hamas terrorists and the Taliban: “Omar is an antisemite who hates America and hates American troops,” he said. “She has no place serving in Congress.”


Ilhan Omar

63 Known Connections

Omar Emphasizes That America Is a Racist Nation

On May 3, 2021, Omar told MSNBC host Joy Reid that she and her fellow black Democrats were becoming exhausted by people who refused to concede that America was a racist nation. “I think there is a lot of emotional exhaustion that many of us who are black lawmakers and black people in public service are experiencing,” said Omar. “Because every single day you know that there are ways to transform the justice system, the policing system, and you have to have conversation[s] with people who want to turn a blind eye to the injustices that exist within our systems, who continue to insist that this country is not a country that is racist, that our systems don’t have racism embedded in them.”

To learn more about Ilhan Omar, click here.

RELATED TWEET:

There is no way to overstate how dangerous this is.

We need every voice to rise up and demand that Congress stop Trump from starting a catastrophic war with Iran.

Sign the petition → https://t.co/dOG17thC3g #NoWarWithIran pic.twitter.com/ObgI58t5Rv

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 3, 2020

EDITORS NOTE: This Discover the Networks column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

May Is Mary’s Month thumbnail

May Is Mary’s Month

By The Catholic Thing

Brad Miner: Of all the poisonous aspects of the Reformation, none is more tragic, saving the disunity it caused, than the elimination of Mary from the heart of Christianity.


I admire the work of the late Irish-Canadian-American novelist, Brian [bree-Ahn] Moore. Three of his books in particular: Catholics (1972); Cold Heaven (1983); and Black Robe (1985 – and made into a film worth watching). His novels are concise: Catholics, the story of an American Jesuit sent to an Irish island monastery with the aim of shutting down the monks’ practice of the Latin Mass, is only 108 pages, whereas Black Robe, about Jesuits in 17th-century Canada, is more than twice as long, yet still short compared to most contemporary fiction. And I have a story to tell about Cold Heaven.

One day in 1983, a colleague came into my office to ask if I knew Moore’s work. I did. She asked if I would read the manuscript of Cold Heaven. I said yes.

A few days later in our weekly editorial meeting, I was asked for my opinion of Moore’s story, which is the tale of a lapsed-Catholic woman who receives a visitation from Our Lady – and rejects it.

“I like it,” I said, “so far. But I’ll withhold judgment until I’ve read the rest of it.”

Two others who’d read it laughed, and the woman who’d given me the manuscript, said: “I’m afraid that’s all there is, Brad.”

Moore could be concise to the point of abrupt.

Anyway, the point of this column isn’t Moore’s taut art, but what I take to be his conviction in Cold Heaven that the world no longer honors the Blessed Virgin – and, not just his conviction, but the fact itself.

When our “sophistication” leads us to assume apparitions (to Catherine Labouré, Bernadette Soubirous, and the children of La Salette and Fátima, just to note a few of the approved appearances) are nothing more than the fantasies of disturbed teenagers or psychotic nuns or avaricious scammers – in other words, not genuine visitations – then it’s a short step to believing that Mary was just another of those disturbed teenagers. And Jesus just another charismatic attention seeker: Mary as Sharon Falconer; Jesus as Elmer Gantry.

Of all the poisonous aspects of the Reformation, none is more tragic, saving the disunity it caused, than the elimination of Mary from the heart of Christianity.

Of course, I know too many superb, moral, and loving Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and non-denominational Protestants to believe that those who live on in the echo of the big bang of circa 1500 A.D. are per se anti-Catholic.

What I don’t understand is how one can believe in the Trinity and, therefore, the Incarnation and not venerate the one through whom God became man – the one who stood at the foot of the Cross. She is the very model of holiness and fidelity and courage. And this is true whether or not you believe in her Immaculate Conception or her Assumption.

As evidence of what’s been lost, one may simply cite the persistent objection that Catholics worship Mary; that every time we recite a Hail Mary or ask for her intercession, we are making her part of a Quadrinity. But all you need do is to think about it for a second to know that’s not true.

High Church Anglicans and Episcopalians may venerate Mary and, thus, acknowledge their connection to the Catholicism that’s the genesis of their faith, but other Protestants, in their passion for simplicity in belief and practice endorse the majesty of the Theotokos (“God-bearer”) mostly in their purchases of Christmas cards.

But, friends, she is the God-bearer! No doubt Jesus resembled her, as, surely, he must, sharing her DNA. And he also resembled her in being without taint of original sin.

This from G.K. Chesterton (in The Well and the Shallows) could stand for anyone growing up Protestant in a Protestant town (as I did):

I was brought up in a part of the Protestant world which can best be described by saying that it referred to the Blessed Virgin as the Madonna. Sometimes it referred to her as a Madonna; from a general memory of Italian pictures. . . .It amounted to saying that a Protestant must not call Mary “Our Lady,” but he may call her “My Lady.”

The early Protestant reformers were pleased to honor “the mother of God.” Yet Luther worried that “we give her all too high an honor for she is accorded much more esteem than she should be given or than she accounted to herself.”

Of Our Lady’s modesty, none will doubt, although why Luther should assume anything about Mary’s view of herself seems little more than reinforcement of his view that she receives too much esteem from Catholics. It’s as though to defeat Catholicism he had to denigrate the greatest woman who ever lived. The one full of grace.

It is true, of course, that salvation does not come from Mary, but only from her Son. But salvation itself is an entirely human thing, which is why Mary, wholly human, is given an intercessional role. How can one overlook the angel Gabriel’s salutation: “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. . . .The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.” (Lk. 1:28 and 35) Were such words ever said, before or since, to any other person?

I’m willing to concede Protestant reluctance, since, after all, both St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bernard of Clairvaux never accepted the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. But they did not deny she is mediatrix, and that is the heart of the problem for Protestants who believe that profession of Christ’s lordship is sufficient for salvation. No mediation is required.

Still, there’s hope, As the editors (Beverly Roberts Gaventa and Cynthia L. Rigby) of Blessed One: Protestant Perspectives on Mary write:

The absence of Mary not only cuts Protestants off from Catholic and Orthodox Christians; it cuts us off from the fullness of our own tradition. We have neither blessed Mary not allowed her to bless us.

The Head of the Virgin in Three-Quarter View Facing Right  by Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1503-19 [The MET, New York]. This sfumato drawing (not on display at The MET!) is possibly a study for Leonardo’s (unfinished) painting, Virgin, Infant Jesus, and Saint Anne, now at the Louvre, Paris:

You may also enjoy:

Taynia-Renee Laframboise’ Our Lady Goes to War

Anthony Esolen’s Our Lady of Reality

AUTHOR

Brad Miner

Brad Miner is senior editor of The Catholic Thing, senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute, and a board member of Aid to the Church In Need USA. He is a former Literary Editor of National Review. His most recent book, Sons of St. Patrick, written with George J. Marlin, is now on sale. His The Compleat Gentleman is now available in a third, revised edition from Regnery Gateway and is also available in an Audible audio edition (read by Bob Souer).

EDITORS NOTE: This The Catholic Thing column is republished with permission. © 2022 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: info@frinstitute.org. The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.

Spiritual Warfare – The Gloves Are Off! thumbnail

Spiritual Warfare – The Gloves Are Off!

By Save America Foundation

Spiritual Warfare – The Gloves Are Off!

By Jason A Brown

The gloves are off, and the demonic forces that have long resided in Washington, D.C. have taken off the mask.  Protestors outside the Supreme Court, throwing a fit because the so-called abortion rights, (aka right to murder children) may be left to state legislators to decide.  Yes, that’s right, this Supreme Court decision does not ban abortions nationwide.  It just gives blue states that are ruled by demons the ability to legalize murder.  However, in responding to the evil that consumes our national and some state governments right now, we must be consistent in our faith and know where we stand.  Furthermore, we have to be able to cite scripture to back up our claims in this fight, and that is not always easy.

Those of us that are pro-life, have said for a long time, that the slippery slope here a ticking time bomb.  Not that the act itself is not reprehensible, but most people that have their eyes open recognized that this kind of disregard for the sanctity of human life will only lead to more devilish acts down the road that will be given legal status by the government.  And we were at a point where even partial birth abortion was given legitimacy by the deviants that pedal this evil to the masses.  Now we have the California Assembly committee, that has passed Assembly Bill 2223, that prevents criminal liability for parents that that have a newborn that dies within 28 days of birth.  This would effectively legalize the killing of a newborn baby.  The vote was 11-3.  Can you imagine a committee consisting of 14 people, where 11 of those 14 voted to allow the murder of a child?

This continues to expand the definition what constitutes life, by deciding that the killing isn’t a killing but merely a termination of a clump of cells.  So, a newborn baby is now just a clump of cells?  Really?  So, this SCOTUS decision would only cite the 10th amendment and the lack of authority that the federal government has to preside over these matters.  That is the constitutional argument, and the correct one from a legal standpoint.  But then there is the moral argument that murder in any form is wrong and not righteous in any way.  Why should states have the right to legalize murder, that is dismissed, due to the false narratives that are put forth by a disingenuous media?

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”   

Some would ask about death penalty and the morality of putting someone to death for crimes that they have committed.  My views have changed on this issue over the years. I used to support the death penalty 100% but now I feel like that original view was wrong. It is still government sanctioned murder.  Incarceration gives people a moment or sometimes a lifetime to reflect.  We all have up until we take our dying breath to submit to God and repent, accepting Jesus as our Savior, the perfect human lamb (100% God and 100% human) that was sacrificed to pay for the sins of humanity.  The punishment for sin is death, but not death at the hands of another man, government or not.  We do not have the moral authority to make such decisions, only God Himself.  Every day that someone lives is another chance for them to repent and come to God before they shed their physical vessel that houses their eternal soul.

Every day that someone spends on death row, is another day that they have the opportunity to exercise their free will and submit to the Glory of the Lord and His sacrifice so that we may live forever with Him in His Father’s Kingdom.  So, to end that life prematurely and not according to God’s will, we are potentially depriving a person of an opportunity to be saved and still live for eternity.  Putting someone to death could literally make the difference between eternal suffering, and being part of God’s Kingdom.  We unfortunately allow our emotions to cloud our thinking and even distort our belief in God, and forgiveness.  Forgiveness is not convenient, nor is it always the popular stance to take.  But, if Jesus forgave those that were beating Him, and driving nails through His wrists, we need to find that forgiveness in ourselves, even at the most inconvenient of times.

I had to go into the death penalty even though it is off topic from Roe v Wade, because so many people call conservatives hypocrites because we condemn abortion while cheering the death penalty.  While it does not justify killing a child of God, they do make a valid argument regarding consistency.  We don’t get to cherry pick scripture and assign our own morals to the Word of God.

I was intent on writing this today, and making it about politics, the constitution, and other things that are part of our physical world, and that appeal to the flesh. But as I started to write, I felt compelled to take this in a different direction, and while it may be seen as preachy, it had to be done this way. I am not afraid to speck truth, even when that truth may be condemned by the masses. I am not ashamed.

©Jason A Brown. All rights reserved.

Biden Taps Anti-Semitic Activist and Spouse of CNN Reporter as WH Press Secretary thumbnail

Biden Taps Anti-Semitic Activist and Spouse of CNN Reporter as WH Press Secretary

By The Geller Report

This Nazi urged Democrats to skip pro-Israel AIPAC conference.

We will hear little to no condemnation from America’s Jewish leaders for this appointment. Most especially ADL head Jonathan Greenblatt, who viciously attacked and slandered the pro-Jewish President Trump throughout his presidency. The unwillingness of America’s Jewish establishment’s to aggressively confront the anti-Semitic Left is why anti-Semitism in America is skyrocketing.

“Jean-Pierre’s anti-Israel past—which includes a stint as senior adviser and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, a far-left anti-Israel group that advocates for boycotts of the Jewish state—is raising red flags in the pro-Israel community. The selection of an Israel critic is also likely to further strain ties with the pro-Israel community and Israeli government, which already is strongly opposed to the Biden administration’s efforts to ink a new nuclear deal with Iran. Jean-Pierre has been open about her animosity toward the Jewish state. She has accused Israel of committing “war crimes” and has backed efforts to boycott the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the United States’ most prominent pro-Israel lobbying shop, cheering Democrats in 2019 for boycotting the group’s annual gathering in Washington, D.C., for “boldly [choosing] to prioritize diplomacy and human rights over the power of a lobbying organization.” AIPAC, she claimed, helped the Trump administration “sabotage” the Iran nuclear deal and also “supported the group that’s credited with inspiring President Trump to enact the Muslim Ban and has been known to spread anti-Muslim racism.” She accused the group without evidence of trafficking in “severely racist, Islamophobic rhetoric.”

New White House Press Secretary ‘Anti-Israel Activist’ and Married to CNN Correspondent https://t.co/aIJyKcIwux

— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) May 6, 2022

Biden Taps Anti-Israel Activist, CNN Spouse as White House Press Sec

By Washington Examiner, May 6, 2022

The White House announced on Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre, a veteran anti-Israel activist who is married to CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, will replace outgoing press secretary Jen Psaki, raising potential ethical quandaries.

The announcement drew celebratory headlines in the mainstream press: Jean-Pierre is the first black woman and openly gay person to serve in the role.

But her relationship with the CNN reporter raises ethical questions about her new role. The White House did not respond to a request for comment about whether Jean-Pierre would recuse herself in dealing with CNN. Malveaux’s colleagues include Valerie Jarrett’s daughter, CNN justice correspondent Laura Jarrett, and Israel ambassador Tom Nides’s wife, Virginia Moseley, who serves as CNN’s senior vice president of news gathering.

RELATED ARTICLE: TRUMP PEACE: Saudi Arabia to invest in Israel for the first time through Kushner’s fund

EDITORS NOTE: This Geller Report is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

Quick note: We cannot do this without your support. Fact. Our work is made possible by you and only you. We receive no grants, government handouts, or major funding.

Tech giants are shutting us down. You know this. Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Adsense, Pinterest permanently banned us. Facebook, Google search et al have shadow-banned, suspended and deleted us from your news feeds. They are disappearing us. But we are here.

Subscribe to Geller Report newsletter here— it’s free and it’s essential NOW when informed decision making and opinion is essential to America’s survival. Share our posts on your social channels and with your email contacts. Fight the great fight.

Follow Pamela Geller on Gettr. I am there. click here.

Follow Pamela Geller on Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social. It’s open and free.

Remember, YOU make the work possible. If you can, please contribute to Geller Report.

Blinken says U.S. will rejoin anti-Israel UNESCO, reopen ‘Palestinian’ consulate in Jerusalem thumbnail

Blinken says U.S. will rejoin anti-Israel UNESCO, reopen ‘Palestinian’ consulate in Jerusalem

By Jihad Watch

The world is on fire, but Biden’s handlers are not too busy to enable and embolden the jihad.

Blinken: US will rejoin anti-Israel UNESCO, establish Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem

JNS, April 30, 2022:

Israel has no objection to an U.S. return to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Congress last week.

The United States officially withdrew from UNESCO on Dec. 31, 2018 under the Trump administration. The move reflected “U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO,” the State Department said in a statement at the time….

Blinken described concerns about the organization’s anti-Israel bias as understandable, but added, “I can say with authority that our partners in Israel feel the same way. They support our rejoining of UNESCO.” The United States should “shape the discussion, not someone else,” he said.

The secretary of state also reiterated the administration’s commitment to reopening the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, a campaign pledge made by President Joe Biden.

“It’s something we are working on with the Israeli government,” he said. “I was in Ramallah just a few weeks ago and saw [Palestinian Authority] President [Mahmoud] Abbas, we talked about that among other things,” he added.

“As you know, we re-established support for the Palestinians a year ago January, including significant humanitarian and economic assistance that had been previously held back, we have reengaged them across the board, and the consulate is a piece of that,” he said.

“It does require, of course, coordination with and support from Israel, including, for example, providing privileges and immunities for the staff of the consulate-to-be, so it’s a work in progress.”…

AUTHOR

ROBERT SPENCER

RELATED ARTICLES:

European Court of Human Rights acknowledges that converts to Christianity face persecution in Pakistan

Hamas top dogs go to Moscow to discuss Jerusalem situation with Russian officials

Australia: Convicted jihad terrorist tries to kill fellow inmate with gardening shears she hid in her hijab

Conservative senator demands to know why man linked to jihad group is allowed to live in Canada

Hamas Leader Claims It Will ‘Determine the Outcome of the Next Campaign’

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

REPORT: Pro-Life Christians Purged from U.S. Military and DoD thumbnail

REPORT: Pro-Life Christians Purged from U.S. Military and DoD

By Dr. Rich Swier

EDITORS NOTE: Personhood Alliance issued the following shocking report on what is happening in our military to pro-life Christian soldiers. Please read and share their report.


COVID VACCINES: PURGING PRO-LIFE CHRISTIANS FROM THE U.S. MILITARY

Across America, thousands of pro-life Christian service members are being persecuted and purged from the military for refusing to accept an abortion-derived COVID vaccine. Even though we ask these men and women to put their lives on the line to protect our fundamental rights, including our religious freedom, our government is denying theirs. What does this mean for our military? For our nation?

A battle is underway.

The deadline has passed for military service members to receive a mandatory COVID vaccine or face disciplinary action and discharge. While exact numbers have not been released, data from the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), indicate an estimated 150,000 military personnel and DoD civilian employees have refused the vaccine.

Officially, 24,000 religious exemption requests have been filed primarily by Christian service members. 99% of these claims have been denied. Meanwhile, thousands of medical and administrative exemptions have been approved. According to DoD numbers, more than 3,200 soldiers have already been discharged for refusing the vaccine, with several thousand more expected in the coming months.

So many brave men and women, who have dedicated their lives to serving our country, are giving up their livelihoods and careers instead of submitting to the COVID vaccine. What would drive a person to make such a decision? What are the ramifications of current policies to force service members out, and what are the consequences for our country?

The problem with fetal cells

Currently in the US, every COVID vaccine approved by the FDA has used aborted fetal cells in either its production, testing, or both. The term fetal cell line conjures up sterile images of lab coats and test tubes, but most people don’t look deeper to understand what this term actually means. From where exactly would one obtain fetal cells? In the case of the available COVID vaccines, two cell lines were used: HEK293, which was originally harvested from the kidney of an aborted baby girl in 1973, and PER.C6, which was obtained from the eye of a baby aborted in 1985.

Many Christians believe that to inject a substance derived from aborted fetal cells lines, regardless of how much time that has passed or whether there is any potential benefit, is to be complicit in the murder of children. Soldiers frequently state in their exemption requests that to accept an abortion-derived vaccine would violate their deeply held religious convictions. To force them to participate in a mandated COVID vaccine program is not only immoral, but also unconstitutional.

Soldiers have unalienable rights, too

What message does it send when we ask a soldier to put their life on the line to protect our fundamental rights, including our religious freedom, but then we deny them their own religious freedom?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

– The Declaration of Independence

Our Constitution is clear on this matter. It is not our government, but our Creator that grants our rights. The carefully crafted language in our founding documents expressly prohibits the government from infringing upon or violating these pre-existing, natural, God-given rights.

Soldiers do not give up the right to freely exercise their religion when they put on the uniform. In fact, religious liberty is afforded an extra layer of protection through the bi-partisan Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which “prohibits any agency, department, or official of the United States or any State (the government) from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion.”

Proof of religious conviction

In spite of these protections, our men and women in uniform undergo an exhaustive vetting process to test the validity of their religious exemption requests—only to have the requests denied anyway.

“It is a travesty when the very men and women who are on the frontline, defending our constitutional rights against foreign aggressors, are themselves seeing their constitutional rights trampled.”

– Kris Kobach, General Counsel, Alliance for Free Citizens

Paul,* a decorated combat veteran and Air Force pilot, and his wife Elizabeth* are among the many families in this fight. In September of 2021, Paul submitted a Request for Religious Accommodation for the COVID vaccine. He articulately stated his case, citing his objection to the use of aborted fetal cell lines, and included a copy of his denomination’s official resolution opposing the use of abortion-derived vaccines. He also included documentation of antibodies he acquired from a COVID infection, as well as a recommendation from his military chaplain that he be granted the exemption. A portion of his claim is included below.

2. To assess whether the request is based on a sincerely held belief, I conducted the interview in accordance with the Chaplain Interview Checklist in Attachment 5 of DAFI 52-201. The member is a committed Christian and is a member of the [ …………………. ] denomination. The member believes that abortion is immoral and that the COVID vaccines that have used fetal cell lines in their development or testing are not morally justifiable. The member attended a Christian college and has completed an advanced theology degree during his Air Force career. The member is an active Christian and his pattern of conduct is consistent with the request. I found the member to be sincere. His request is supported by letters of endorsement from his denomination as well as his local pastor. It is my assessment that receiving the COVID-19 vaccination places a substantial burden which infringes upon his religious freedom and that this request is grounded in a sincerely held religious belief.

3. It is my recommendation that this religious accommodation for COVID-19 vaccination exemption be granted.

Despite his chaplain’s recommendation, Paul received a denial letter asserting that: “We did not believe based on our criteria that the member had a sincerely held belief regarding the vaccine and that as a result it did not substantially burden them.”

An excerpt from the denial letter follows.

6. After reviewing all relevant documents, and deliberating with the RRT, I recommend you deny the member’s accommodation request. We did not believe based on our criteria that the member had a sincerely held belief regarding the vaccine an that as a result it did not substantially burden them. Additionanlly, even if the member did meet the threshold for a religious accomadation it would too deeply affect military requirements, military readiness and the health and safety of the force. All RRT members concur in this recommendation.

Paul was given five days to appeal the decision.

In his appeal, he addressed each point of the denial in detail. He also included 21 testimonials from pastors, doctors, and others, attesting to his moral character and his unwavering stance on the sanctity of human life. His appeal was denied.

If Paul—an exemplary Christian man who has lived out his faith consistently over a period of many years—was denied his religious exemption, then it is difficult to say whose request would actually be approved.

*Names have been changed to protect identity.

Punishment for “refusers”

For the men and women bravely taking this stand, every day has been a battle. Their moral abhorrence of abortion is questioned, mocked, and denigrated. They are labeled “unclean” and “refusers.” They are threatened with court martial and jail. They are told they are “worthless,” that they are “not team players,” and that “we don’t need your kind around here.”

They are stripped of rank and duties, removed from positions of command, isolated, and punished. The pressure to succumb is overwhelming. And yet, they stand strong.

Their perseverance in the face of such overwhelming adversity deserves our respect—and our support.

A military without moral leaders is a potential force of tyranny

The U.S. military is rapidly purging itself of some of the most courageous men and women in its ranks. These American patriots are taking enormous personal risk to do what they believe is right. They are the principled leaders we need in the military.

Purposefully removing people of integrity from our forces will not be without consequence. The constitutional protections for life and liberty are eroded for all of us when service members (and those who stand up for them) are forcibly and quietly stripped of these rights.

Who will be left? Who will defend our rights when these brave men and women are gone?

Perhaps the testimony of Lt. Col. Edward Joseph Stapanon III, who logged 174 hours of combat time in Operation Iraqi Freedom and earned two air medals, sums it up best:

Q: Now, you understand the serious of things, of the decision that you’re making today; correct?

A: Yes, Ma’am, I do.

Q: And if pushed, will you in fact go to prison to stand behind your religious beliefs?

A: Yes, Ma’am. I don’t see that I have any other alternative. When I meet my maker, I’m going to be held responsible for the decisions I’ve made, and I’d much rather go to prison. There’s been a lot of saints that have gone to prison, so I’m willing to do that.

(Transcript of Excerpt of Preliminary Injunction Hearing, Testimony of Edward Joseph Stapanon, III, Doc. 45, Pg. ID 3076-77

You are not alone

There are currently eight lawsuits across the country focused on fighting military vaccine mandates on religious grounds, with more being added every day:

  • In Florida, a preliminary injunction against the mandate has been granted, pending class certification
  • In Texas, preliminary injunction and class status have been granted; all U.S. Navy service members are currently protected from the vaccine mandate
  • In Georgia, a preliminary injunction has been granted
  • In Washington, DC, a case had been filed
  • In Louisiana, a case has been filed
  • In Nebraska, a preliminary Injunction has been granted and class certification requested
  • In Ohio, a preliminary injunction has been granted in two cases, one of which may be granted Air Force class status in the near future

If you would like more information on the status of these cases, or if you are a military service member looking for resources and support, reach out to the following organizations:

If you are a civilian, contact your state and federal legislators and ask them to protect the religious freedom of our men and women in uniform. If you have the means, prayerfully consider donating to Liberty Counsel help cover the cost of legal fees.

To learn more about the work of the Personhood Alliance and our 100% pro-life, no exceptions stance, subscribe to our email list.

AUTHOR

Deborah Stilt

Deborah Stilt is the vice president of Personhood Alliance Education and the social media coordinator for the Personhood Alliance. She has been active in pro-life media and foster care advocacy for several years. But most importantly, she’s a California mom who is fighting against the lies of the culture and for the protection of every human being without exception.

©Personhood Alliance. All rights reserved.

RELATED VIDEO: Dr. Trozzi | The right to survive

Bad Times: The Flood, the Shoah, Ukraine War and Terror thumbnail

Bad Times: The Flood, the Shoah, Ukraine War and Terror

By Howard Rotberg

Israel manifests a social resilience in a nation that is far from giving up or rejecting the Jewish role in history, despite terror.


In my 2003 novel, The Second Catastrophe: A Novel About a Book and its Author, a Canadian Jewish professor, son of a survivor of the Shoah, becomes obsessed with the idea that Iran is pursuing a Second Holocaust against the Jews, this time against the 6 million plus Jews of Israel.

When I look around the world today, I am appalled at the resurgence of anti-Semitism, some of it based on anti-Semitic strains in anti-Israelism, some now more often emanating from the Left rather than the extreme Right. The submission of the Left to the racist and anti-Semitic Black Lives Matter movement parallels the submission of the Left to militant Islamism and to globalist transfers of power to the same United Nations whose General Assembly is obsessed with passing anti-Israel resolutions and promoting the terrorists who would “drive the Jews into the sea”. From black rappers like Wiley and Scarface to self-hating anti-Israel Jews like Peter Beinart and the rest from J-Street and Jewish Voices for Peace, there seem few popular restraints against the crime we hoped would end with the Shoah.

A pro-Israel president of the United States, Donald Trump, with Jewish children and grand-children, was hated by Jewish members of the American Democratic Party, and was absurdly painted as having authoritarian impulses – when it is the Left which has the totalitarian and authoritarian policies of censoring opposing viewpoints on Facebook and Twitter, and now causing President Biden to create Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board which true liberals have attacked as a ‘Ministry of Truth’.

Universities, even elementary education are now promoting the anti-Semitic aspects of Islamism, and the New York Times has become nothing except a mouthpiece for the leftist, now dominant, wing of the Democratic Party; yet many Jews still virtue-signal their Leftism and Globalism, by their persistent reading of the biased news from the NYT, or its allies on television, such as CNN, MSNBC and PBS. Jewish columnists of the New York Times, like Roger Cohen, Thomas Friedman and Michele Goldberg, regularly portrayed President Trump as authoritarian and Nazi-like while refraining from calling out the anti-Semitic words and actions of Black Lives Matters, and the Islamists Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

They are in fact following the playbook of the Times’ failure to object to the Holocaust and failure to report on it. They also fail to cover the “Cancel Culture” and the clear abuse of process in the fake Russian collusion matter and the ridiculous attempted impeachments by Democrats, among them Jews like Adam Schiff, Gerry Nadler and Chuck Schumer. Meanwhile President Biden and his corrupt son Hunter are given a free pass, as the country reels from the effects of out of control spending (leading to inflation), the open border, defunding police (and overly tolerant District Attorneys) leading to high crime, the withdrawal from energy self-sufficiency, and signs of weakness such as the rushed exit from Afghanistan including the gift to the Taliban of billions of military equipment, and the immorality of abandoning Afghan interpreters to their fate.

I am not the only one who sees the proposed nuclear deal with Iran as similar to the Wansee Conference of the Nazis.

I am certain that if the Democrats led (sic) by the elderly figure-head, Joe Biden, with true power in the Marxists, including both economic and cultural Marxism, America as a force for good is being mortally wounded and will witness enhanced fighting in the streets. It is worrying when prominent supporters of the Leftist-Islamist-Globalist alliance, are Jewish intellectuals or politicians.

Terror has struck in Israel once again, with the world accepting with equanimity the cold blooded murder of Jewish innocents, fathers of families – by bestial murderers who know they will have no effect on Israel’s existence, but bring us back to the pogroms of Eastern Europe with the use of axes and knives.

How do those Jews with a religious orientation understand the resurgence of “bad times”?

My father, Leon Rotberg Z”L, a survivor of Auschwitz, who lost his parents and then 8 year old sister in the gas chambers there, would be 101 this upcoming November. He lived a long life, passing away at 93.

What occurred to me when writing my novel The Second Catastrophe during the anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism of the Second Intifada (2001 to 2002), was that Survivors like my father would surely be especially upset to witness the murder of more Jewish children and other Jewish civilians, this time in Israel, and the apparent support for same among Jewish leftists and others in America And so, I began to wonder if sometimes it is better that certain people pass away before they can see some terrible event, whether political, cultural or financial.

As I read the news (from the declining number of reputable mainstream media), I sometimes think that it is good that my father is no longer alive to see this or that. Certainly, I wanted him to enjoy life with his children and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren as long as possible, even though his later years were marked with some physical maladies and the common Survivor illness of Depression. But were he alive today, I would hate for him to see the moral and political chaos, including that within the Jewish community, and an Israeli government plagued by weakness and over-reliance on leftists and Islamists.

I wrote my novel in Israel during the worst of the Second Intifada, with near-daily attacks by suicide bombers at restaurants, disco-clubs, Passover Seders in old-age homes, school buses, and wherever Israelis might be gathering. Few tourists were coming to Israel then, and I was staying at the Maiersdorf Faculty Club Hotel, at the Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University.

I wanted my novel to deal in some way with the modern fate of the Jewish people: the issue of how a just G-d, could allow the six million deaths of the Shoah was therefore a central concern. When I was writing, this problem seemed to be intellectually beyond me, and I felt incapable of finishing the novel.

One afternoon, I wandered over to the Bloomfield Library, just across the court-yard from the Maiersdorf. For some reason, right after I started browsing a book title seemed to jump off the book spine and grab my attention; it was by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Z”L, formerly Chief Rabbi of Britain, and it was called Crisis and Covenant. I immediately realized what was stopping my writing was an inadequate understanding of the covenant between G-d and the Jewish people. In just one hour, I read most of the book.

The issue of the covenant, and then what is called the “Tochacha” – the blessings in the Torah for following the commandments in the covenant and the curses for rejecting them, seared itself into my mind.

I made the professor in the novel recall his talks as a teenager with an elderly Shoah survivor who developed a Torah-based theory of why G-d allowed the murder of six million Jews including about one million children. In part he explains that the Biblical curses come not merely for failing to keep the commandments but from a rejection of the covenant itself.

The fictional old man’s theory revolves around the Biblical figure, Chanoch, or Enoch in English. From the time of Adam up to Noah and the flood, humans were living 800 or 900 years, but Chanoch “only” lived to 365. According to the first two parshas or chapters of the Torah, Chanoch was a particularly righteous man, so why did G-d take him so early? It also says that Chanoch is the great-great-great-great-great grandson of Adam, and the great-grandfather of Noah.

We are told that mankind became very evil in the time of Noah, so G-d decided to destroy the world, except that Noah and his family together with two of every animal, would survive the terrible flood in an ark that they were instructed to build.

By scrutinizing the names of the men after Adam and up to Noah, he establishes that Chanoch would have been 434 years old when Noah was born, and had he lived the usual 800 or 900 years, he would have witnessed the growing immorality around him, which resulted in the flood. And so, shocking as it might seem, this elderly Holocaust survivor, comes up with a theory that G-d took Chanoch earlier than usual for the times, because he was righteous and because G-d wanted to spare him from seeing the terrible immorality and perhaps from seeing how that immorality might bring the curses. The main character in my novel worries that the old man is correct: that the death of the six million spared them, like Chanoch, from seeing the immorality ahead, especially from the mid-60s to the present.

Are those who are passing away from Coronavirus being spared the experience of living through the bad political and cultural times of today? Is Coronavirus a contemporary “flood”? Aren’t we told in the Torah that G-d establishes another covenant with the Jewish People – this time to never again wipe out the Jewish people?

In fact we are reminded of this as every time we see a rainbow, as Noah did, we should recite the blessing: Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, Ruler of the Universe, who remembers the covenant, and is faithful to Go-d’s covenant, and keeps G-d’s promise.

And remembering is really what a rainbow is about, at least for G-d. After the flood, G-d establishes a covenant with Noah and sets the rainbow as a sign of this covenant “between Me and the earth” (Gen. 9:13), says G-d:

“When I bring clouds over the earth, and the bow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between Me and you and every living creature among all flesh, so that the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.” (Gen. 9:14-15). Does this apply to all major destructions of Jewish people or just one, the flood, where almost all of our people are destroyed? Does this apply only to natural disasters but not to man-made events?

I later wrote a book called The Ideological Path to Submission … and what we can do about it. In this book, I canvas all the ideologies, such as cultural and moral relativism, postmodernism, denialism, excessive tolerance (which I call Tolerism), multiculturalism, Islamophobia and inclusive diversity, which seem to be promoting bad times by causing a western submission, especially to Islamism, but also to Leftism and Globalism.

But in that book, I looked at ways to slow down or stop this submission and I wrote a chapter on how Israel has been able to achieve, despite the terrorism and anti-Semitic anti-Israelism, and the political weaknesses, a kind of social resilience, which puts Israel in a different category than other western nations.

Terrorism and the other violence we see now in America is meant to so frighten a target society that it submits to the agenda of the domestic terrorists, like Antifa or Black Lives Matter, or the international Islamist terrorists and those in Israel. This result is clear from the situation in Europe, where the more that Islamists abuse their host nations, the more these nations seek more Islamist immigration and special privileges for the Islamists.

Professor Dov Waxman of City University of New York, wrote in an essay called, “Living With Terror, not Living In Terror” that the purpose of terrorism is to alter the political and cultural reality and change the political agenda of the targeted population by creating a sense of hopelessness and fear and demoralization, which has indeed happened in Europe and America, but not, as I can attest by my time in Israel, to the Jewish State. Professor Waxman writes:

“Palestinian terrorism during the second Intifada was ineffective because it did not succeed in demoralizing the Israeli-Jewish public. While Israelis were certainly fearful of terrorist attacks, they did not become despondent and dispirited… Instead of panic and public hysteria, there was stoicism and fortitude. Israelis did not allow the threat of terrorism to dominate their lives. Although they experienced high levels of stress and fear, they went on with their lives.”

Waxman and others have written about various coping mechanisms that arose in Israel but don’t seem to be present in an increasingly fragmented U.S.A., to withstand adversity and cope effectively with change.

Social resilience is key: if we react to Leftist violence and manipulation of the Rule of Law and Islamist terrorism and dangerous globalist empowerment of institutions that hate us, by appeasement or naïve attempts at friendship, or a Cultural Stockholm Syndrome, or a guilt that turns into masochism or depression, we shall not deal well with the Bad Times that have arrived.

The U.S. and in particular the leftist, improperly educated, university students, and the media, have chosen to submit to the Leftist-Islamist-Globalist enemies. Jews in America should stop their infighting and submission – and unify enough to achieve social resilience to pass successfully through these Bad Times.

Israel, for all its problems, and political fights, still manifests a social resilience in a nation that is far from giving up or rejecting the Jewish role in history, despite being surrounded by Iranian proxies and facing increasingly violent Arab Israelis.

I suggest that there is nothing good about dying in bad times, and we should, like the boy in my novel, choose life, to further our mission, and not aspire to leaving the bad times without doing our best to remedy them.

Bad times then require us to double-down on our obligations in the Covenant made with our Creator. Bad times should remind us that we have a role in preventing another Flood, another Shoah, and another pandemic, and hopefully in saving lives of some of the most moral among us.

Affirm Foundation: Scripture Helps Parents Combat Trans Craze [+video] thumbnail

Affirm Foundation: Scripture Helps Parents Combat Trans Craze [+video]

By Family Research Council

In a final rule released Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) surprisingly omitted a proposed change to bundle so-called “gender transition” procedures into private insurance plans. Dr. Jennifer Bauwens believes comments submitted by Family Research Council, other policy organizations, and thousands of individual citizens are the reason. “By backing off this rule, they don’t have to respond to our comments,” explained Bauwens, Director of FRC’s Center for Family Studies, who drafted FRC’s comment. “The science behind this ideology is really flimsy.” Federal agencies are legally obligated to answer every comment submitted to a proposed rule.” FRC President Tony Perkins agreed they “avoided responding because… a scientific debate… [would] expose what’s behind the curtain.”

Behind the curtain is a “social constructivist point of view,” explained Bauwens, which denies absolute truth. The error is ancient. Post-modernists may gild it in academic jargon, or popularize it with expressions like, “you do you” or “my truth is…,” but it finds common cause with Pilate (“what is truth”), who “hears the truth about Jesus” through his wife’s dream, but “listens to the crowd” instead and orders his execution.

All people living in rebellion against God have “exchanged the truth about God for a lie” (Romans 1:25), extending even to meaning and purpose of sex and identity. “The truth of God’s Word is that God has made us either a man or a woman, male or female. He’s done so for his glory,” said Dr. Owen Strachan, Senior Fellow with FRC’s Center for Biblical Worldview. “What we call gender dysphoria really begins in sin. We don’t talk about it that way today. We don’t trace it back to a moral cause. But honestly, this has been a problem since the fall of Adam and Eve.”

A worldview as fictional as the transgender ideology cannot coexist peacefully with any truth because that would expose its foundation of lies. In government, transgender ideologues are “not going to stop,” warned Bauwens. In the culture, they’re already winning the battle for children — even children of Christian parents. “I’ve heard from many, many parents,” said Perkins, whose “children have been inundated with this.” Families and churches urgently need to help children misled by the culture’s lies.

“We don’t help them,” said Bauwens, “by playing along with their concocted reality.” We ought to affirm their feelings are real without affirming that their feelings are right. Perkins agreed, “if someone says I feel like Batman… or I’m Superman. I can leap tall buildings, and I can run faster [than a speeding bullet], that’s fine. You might feel that way, but don’t try it.” “The only way to truly help people who are experiencing what we call gender dysphoria is to go back to the scripture,” said Strachan.

That’s why “the first duty we have as a father or mother is to teach our kids the scripture,” Strachan said. “If we tie them to the mast of God’s Word, we give them a solid foundation.” “Scripture is really a vaccination of the soul,” agreed Perkins. “It may not be in vogue today, but… it’s going to stand for all eternity. And if you stand on it, you’ll never, ever be disappointed.”

If our children are believers, they “are going to feel the wind in their face at some point,” added Strachan. “It’s not a positive world for Christianity. But we have God, and one man with God is a man in the majority.” Their faith will be tested and tried, and they will need to hold fast to Christ “as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul” (Hebrews 6:19).

What about parents whose children aren’t believers? I can’t save my precious three children at home in Arkansas,” Strachan said. “But what I can do is lovingly try to teach [them] the truth of God.” “Tie them to the mast and save them from the siren song,” Perkins summarized. Teach them that “God loved us unconditionally — that’s why he sent Jesus — but he didn’t affirm us in our sin.” Christ called sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32).

What about children caught up in the lies of the transgender ideology? “You keep sailing through the storm…. You don’t affirm their sin, but you love them,” said Strachan. “The culture’s understanding of love is affirmation,” but “the Bible’s understanding of love for sinners like us is repentance…. We do continue to hug our kids and try to have conversations with them and take them to ice cream,” Strachan added, but “we cannot affirm them in their sin. That’s not loving. That’s fundamentally hating them and setting them up for eternal destruction.”

To escape eternal destruction, every man, woman, and child must repent of their sins and trust in the righteousness of Jesus Christ alone for salvation. That good news is offered to all, even those led astray by gender anarchy. Those who find Christ find life. “God’s truth isn’t just true. It’s good for us,” Strachan concluded. The hard part is living like that’s true.

EDITORS NOTE: This FRC-Action column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

RAMADAN 2022: The Holy Month and the Pursuit of Jihad thumbnail

RAMADAN 2022: The Holy Month and the Pursuit of Jihad

By Jihad Watch

The world can now breathe a sigh of relief that the holy month of Ramadan is finally over. In recent years, the world has witnessed a surge in the intensity and frequency of Islamic jihad violence during this “holy month.” The pattern was no different this year; if anything, there have been more instances of recorded Islamic violence than the previous years.

Ramadan started on April 2 this year, coinciding with the first day of the Hindu New Year, celebrated in India. In the Indian state of Rajasthan, Muslim crowds unleashed a planned attack on the Hindus’ procession. The procession was attacked by bikers when it passed through a “Muslim area” in Karauli. The Muslims had placed stones, brickbats, and petrol bombs on their rooftops, and began throwing them at the Hindus at first sight of their procession. What started with a hail of stones culminated in arson attacks, as well as the vandalizing of Hindu ships, and the burning of bicycles.

On April 3, Ahmed Murtaza, a chemical engineer, tried to enter a Hindu temple in Gorakhnath; he screamed “Allahu akbar” while wielding a machete. Though the police arrested him before he could cause any significant harm, he succeeded in injuring two cops in the brawl. Investigations revealed that Abbasi was a terrorist-in-the-making; he was committed to the ideology of the Islamic State and had used various social media platforms to establish contacts with ISIS terrorists.

After this rocking – quite literally – start to the “holy month of peace,” Muslim forces in all corners of the globe took to innovative ways of continuing their legacy of violence.

On April 7, Raad Hazem, a 28-year-old Palestinian gunman, opened fire in a crowded bar in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing three and wounding ten more. The police gunned him down near a mosque on Jaffa the next day.

Synchronized mobs of Muslims attacked Hindus in seven Indian states on the occasion of the Hindu Ram Navami festival on April 10. The modus operandi of these attacks was similar to the onslaught of April 2.

The following day, Muslim youths in Spain tried to block an Easter procession, as they believed that the Holy Week procession was wrong and offensive. Some in the Muslim community seem to harbor a detestation for processions of non-Muslims anywhere, be it the Hindus in India or Christians in Spain.

Another shared virtue of some Muslims worldwide is their penchant for collecting stones and hurling them at the “kaffirs.” Taking a cue from their coreligionists in India, Palestinians sheltered in the Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem began throwing stones at Israeli forces on Friday, April 15. There was no respite for the Israeli police during this time. They had to go into action against Muslims again in less than 48 hours when Palestinians started throwing stones to block Jewish visitors from the Temple Mount on April 17.

The stone-throwing in Israel took place just a day after Muslim mobs in Delhi, India, attacked Hindus again in the familiar and tested fashion when the Hindus began a procession for Hanuman Janmostav. Interestingly, reports suggest that the Muslims who attacked the Hindus in the nation’s capital were illegal Bangladeshi immigrants who entered India over the porous Indo-Bangladesh border. Right about this time, Muslims in Sweden decided to go on a rampage after hearing that so-called far-right activists were planning to burn copies of the Quran. This led to violent clashes between the Police and the mob.

It’s not just the kaffirs that have to bear the brunt of Islamic jihad. This ideology is plagued with sectarianism; Muslims don’t go easy on the “other” kind of Muslims, either. Infighting is common among the different schools of Islam. On April 5, Abdullatif Moradi, a 21-year-old Muslim youth from Uzbekistan who illegally entered Iran in 2021 from the Pakistan border, reached the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad, Iran, and stabbed two Shia clerics to death. His plan was to take down three, but he could only manage to injure the third one severely before being arrested along with his six other accomplices. He was identified as a “takfiri,” a Muslim who believed other Muslims were not truly Muslim, and who believed that Shia Muslims were heretics whose blood should be spilled.

The blasts that rocked the Abdul Rahim Shahid High School area on the 19th, in a Shia-dominated part of Kabul, Afghanistan, were another instance of Muslim-on-Muslim violence. Afghanistan kept trembling under the absolute rule of Sharia as one bomb after another exploded through the remaining days of Ramadan. Deafening explosions ripped through the Kunduz mosque, killing over 39 and injuring 43 Muslims who had gathered to offer Friday prayers on April 22.

Things weren’t peaceful in the neighboring country either. On April 26, a 31-year-old Muslim Balochi woman, a mother of 2, blew herself up in Karachi, Pakistani, to support the Balochi freedom movement. Three Chinese nationals became victims in the ongoing conflict between Pakistan and the Balochis. The suicide bomber, a primary school teacher by profession, was convinced that disappearing in a ball of fire was more important than educating children in a crisis-stricken country.

These incidents, steeped in the blood of the innocent people, corroborate the fact that regardless of geography, languages spoken, education, and profession, the philosophy of the jihadi mind remains constant and adamant in its pursuit of the blessings of Allah.

AUTHOR

ASHLYN DAVIS

RELATED ARITICLES:

Amazon removes The Critical Qur’an from its ‘Qur’an’ bestseller list

Canada: Islamophobic hate crime at mosque turns out to have committed by Muslims

UK: Muslim cleric forced to flee city after death threats he received for denouncing ‘Islamic extremism’

Mossad foils Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps plot to kill Israeli diplomat, US general and French journalist

France: High court reverses decision to dissolve pro-Palestinian org for inciting antisemitic hatred and violence

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

Do the followers of Mohammed Believe in the Ten Commandments? thumbnail

Do the followers of Mohammed Believe in the Ten Commandments?

By Dr. Rich Swier

We have often wondered why those who follow the prophet Mohammed commit crimes against their fellow Muslims, Jews and Christians who also believe in an all powerful God that guides them in their daily lives.

Which led us to ask: Do the followers of Mohammed believe in the Ten Commandments?

Western Civilization embraced the Ten Commandments and all laws are fundamentally based upon the Ten Commandments as written in the Old Testament’s Exodus 20:2–17.

We decided to determine if Islam has what Jews and Christians have to insure moral behavior towards their fellow man and women.

We went to the Learn Religions website and found that the Ten Commandments are referenced twice in the Qur’an:

The Qur’an makes reference to the Ten Commandments twice. Quran Book 7:142–5 describes how Moses received the divine tablets. but doesn’t describe what was on them.

  • “And We ordained laws for him in the tablets in all matters, both commanding and explaining all things, (and said): ‘Take and hold these with firmness and enjoin thy people to hold fast by the best in the precepts’…” (Quran 7:142–5)

The other, in Book 2, says:

  • “Remember when we made a covenant with the children of Israel: You shall not serve any save God, and to be good to parents, and the near kinsman, and to orphans, and the needy, and speak good to all people, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms.” (Quran 2:83–4)

Here is what Learn Religions says about Islamic and Judeo Christian rules of behavior:

Early and classic Muslim commentators discussed the belief that the Israelites broke the Covenant made at Sinai, and conjecture what the tablets were made of: but in the end, to Muslims, it doesn’t matter what was written on those tablets, because the Quran is the perfect iteration of divine law. The Qu’ran’s commandments are found in (Quran 6:151–153), and although they are not completely in concordance with the Jewish Ten Commandments, there are some parallels.

Here’s a chart showing commandments in Islam (Quran 6:151-153) and Christianity (Exodus 20:2-17):

Similar Commandments in Islam and Christianity
Islam (Quran 6:151–153) Christianity (Bible Exodus 20:2–17)
Say, come, I will recite what God has made a sacred duty for you: Ascribe nothing as equal with God. You shall have no other gods before or besides me.

You shall not make for yourself a carved image, and bow down to them or serve them.
Be good to your parents. Honor your father and your mother.
You shall not kill your children on a plea of want; we provide sustenance for you and for them.
You shall not approach lewd behavior whether open or in secret. You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not take life, which God has made sacred, except by way of justice and law. Thus does God command you, that you may learn wisdom. You shall not kill.
And you shall not approach the property of the orphan, except to improve it, until he attains the age of maturity. Thou shalt not steal.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s.
Give full measure and weight, in justice; no burden should be placed on any soul but that which it can bear.
And if you give your word, do it justice, even if a near relative is concerned; and fulfill your obligations before God. Thus does God command you, that you may remember. You shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
You shall not not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Learn Religions concludes with this statement,

Thus, while Islam doesn’t exactly have its own “Ten Commandments,” it does have its own versions of many of the basic prohibitions given in the Ten Commandments. Because they accept the Bible as an earlier revelation of God they don’t object to things like displays of the commandments in public spaces. At the same time, though, they aren’t likely to see such displays as a religious duty or necessity because as described above they don’t accept the absolute authority of the Bible.

The Bottom Line

in a column titled “Crime and No Punishment” wrote:

What’s happening in America today with our crime wave is bad anthropology run amok. Biblical anthropology asserts that man is sinful and crimes need to be punished. Bad anthropology, like that espoused by Marxists, asserts that man is basically good—but that it’s society or structures that are bad and need to be torn down. Instead, the theory goes, we will rebuild these structures to be more just, affirming the goodness of man. We see the results now being carried out by coddled criminals on the streets.

The Democrat Party has fully embraced the idea of tearing down society and/or structures to further their idyllic policies of diversity, inclusion and equity.

Amongst those structures that must be torn down are synagogues, churches and mosques. For Marxists religion is the opiate of the people.

Those members of Congress and also followers of Mohammed have embraced and voted to move these myths forward.

On May 2nd, 2022 The Federalist’s Ryan Davison in a column titled “Bill Would Allow Feds To Purge U.S. Military And Local Police Using Charges Of Thought Crimes” reported:

H.R. 350 would give federal agencies the power to classify as ‘domestic terrorism’ whatever bureaucrats consider a ‘hate crime.’

A bill in Congress would create new domestic terrorism units within the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and FBI tasked with spying on Americans considered terrorist threats, then investigating and prosecuting them.

H.R. 350, also known as the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act (DTPA) of 2022, is making its way through the House Judiciary Committee. It would give federal law enforcement agencies the power to classify as “domestic terrorism” whatever the federal government considers a “hate crime.” One of the new “domestic terrorism” agencies the bill would create would focus on “domestic terrorism matters that may also be hate crime incidents.”

These new “domestic terrorism” agencies would also “ensure that such programs include training and resources to assist…law enforcement agencies in understanding, detecting, deterring, and investigating acts of domestic terrorism and White supremacist and neo-Nazi infiltration of law enforcement and corrections agencies.”

Of course, many of those in power consider the Constitution and patriotism to be acts of “white supremacy.” That is openly stated by purveyors of the 1619 Project and its effective champions in the federal bureaucracy.

If this bill passes two of America’s most important protectors of the U.S. Constitution and our laws would be fundamentally transformed.

Though crimes are the weapons of choice of those who want to change our culture, society, structures and Constitutional Republican form of government.

The followers of Mohammed and the followers of the Democrat Party are in tune with one another. They collectively want to replace America with a dystopian form of tyranny. If you do not bow down to Mohammed or Democrats are are an enemy of the state.

It appears that Islam has become politicized and joined with Democrats in furthering policies that are against the Qur’an’s commandments.

For example the Qur’an states, “You shall not kill your children on a plea of want; we provide sustenance for you and for them.” Yet Muslims who are members of the Democrat Party do not speak out against abortion.

Herein lies the problem.

Islam, like Judaism and Christianity must be above politics. God is greater than any government. Not to obey God and His commandments is sacrilegious.

And thus ends the lesson on the Ten Commandments.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

RELATED PODCAST: The Growth of Political Islam and How to Stop It

Sources

Former University of Alabama student hid funding of al-Qaeda, lawyers say she’s mentally ill thumbnail

Former University of Alabama student hid funding of al-Qaeda, lawyers say she’s mentally ill

By Jihad Watch

Yes, of course. Authorities the world over have decided that it’s far easier to pretend that jihadis and their supporters are mentally ill than to confront the reality of jihad.

Former University of Alabama student sentenced for hiding funding to al Qaeda

by Kenneth Garger, New York Post, April 28, 2022:

A former University of Alabama student was sentenced to more than seven years behind bars Wednesday for hiding financing to al Qaeda.

Alaa Mohd Abusaad, 26, had pleaded guilty in 2019 to a charge of concealing terrorism financing after telling an undercover FBI employee how to send money to terrorist fighters.

Abusaad also told the undercover fed that “money” for the terrorists “is always needed.”…

The woman’s lawyers argued she was left vulnerable to the dangers of the interest due to her mental health issues, WBMA-TV reported.

AUTHOR

ROBERT SPENCER

RELATED ARTICLES:

Sudan: Muslims enter church during service, attack three Christians, pastor arrested and jailed

Nigeria: Muslims murder 18 Christians, burn down 92 houses

UK: Prisons have failed to recognize the dangers of Muslim gangs and convicted jihad terrorists

UK: convicted pedophile Muslim MP served on government Muslim rape gang panel 

UK: Now police are legally bound to crack down on ‘noisy’ protests

EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.