Friday, March 23, 2012

Ancient Hatred

The first articles up this morning make a very good point, and appropriately dig deeper into the anti-Israeli sentiment that is growing stronger by the day around the world:

Iran's supreme leader recently said his country would help any Muslim nation or group that attacks Israel. He's called the Jewish state a cancerous tumor that will be cut out of the Middle East.

With Iran's nuclear weapons program advancing daily, that goal may be in sight.

In author Andrew Bostom's book, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, he describes Islam's early conquests of Jewish tribes in Arabia.

"Mohammed's frustrations in spreading his message were frequently recompensed by murderous attacks on the Jews," he told CBN News.

Bostom explained that Mohammed demonized Jews because they rejected him as a prophet

"Mohammed himself invokes some of these themes," he said. "For example, one of the punishments of the Jews is their transformation into apes, or apes and pigs, the verses that are commonly heard now."

This "apes and pigs" imagery is found in Islam's core texts, like the Koran and hadiths. The most notorious is the following hadith, often quoted by al Qaeda, Hamas, and other Islamic terror groups.

"Judgment Day will come only when the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them, until the Jew hides behind the tree and the stone, and the tree and the stone say, 'Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.'"

Today, Jews play a central role in the end times ideology of Iran's mullahs. They believe the Mahdi, or Islamic messiah, will return to earth, conquer Jerusalem, and massacre the Jewish inhabitants of Israel.

Former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani said that while Israel is a one-bomb country, Iran and the Islamic world could survive a nuclear exchange with the Jewish state.

According to this view, the heavy losses would be worth it for the greater good of wiping Israel off the map.

We see this anti-Israeli persecution in so many stories every single day - exactly as we would expect in these prophetic days - just look at the following stories and notice the common theme:

Anti-Semitic sentiments in European countries are at "disturbingly high levels," says a poll issued by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released Thursday.

A great deal of the European population is proscribing to “classical anti-Semitic notions such as Jews having too much power in business, being more loyal to Israel than their own country, or ‘talking too much’ about what happened during the Holocaust,” the ADL Website notes.

Compared to a similar poll conducted by the ADL in 2009, this year presents “dangerously high levels” of anti-Semitic attitudes among a wide percentage of the population.

The ADL poll examined ten different European countries and surveyed 5,000 adults, Five hundred in each of the ten countries and found that approximately one-third of those surveyed espoused anti-Semitic beliefs.

While all the media continued yesterday to assume (and indeed hope) that the Toulouse killer was a 'white racist' Iquestioned the rationality of the assumption, because it was clear to me that the attacks seemed more in keeping with Islamic terrorism.

This morning we hear - surprise, surprise - that the killer is Mohammed Merah, an Islamic terrorist of Algerian origin, who claimed that the killings were in revenge for 'Israel killing Palestinian children and for French military involvement in the Middle East.

But no sooner was this announced than the media was already spinning the story in a way to suit its own narrative again. I just watched Sky News coverage and they were stressing that the killer and his family lived in a very poor housing block surrounded by wealthier neighbours, and that clearly social deprivation and poverty were a key factor. She said that it was all down to the racist climate in France which had been made worse by Nikolas Sarkozy in the last five years and she picked out, as an example of racist lack of tolerance, the burka ban he had introduced.

So there you have it in a nutshell. When a terrorist grabs tiny Jewish children by the hair and shoots them through the head this can only be the work of a white racist who actually hates Muslims as much as Jews (Tuesday's media headlines). But when on Wednesday we discover he is a Muslim terrorist then suddenly his actions are justified by poverty and are a natural reaction both to anti-Muslim attitudes in France and the actions of Israel against Palestinians. And of course the real victims in all of this are Muslims.

While some sought to explain the alienation felt by Merah, others perversely seemed to justify his actions. Most notoriously, EU Foreign Minister Lady Ashton, in a statement, equated the killings of the Jewish children in Toulouse with the suffering of children in Gaza. (Later, she apparently added a reference to the children of Sderot.)

Isabel Kershner of the New York Times wrote that Lady Ashton’s remarks were “perceived” by Israeli leaders as equating the two situations. Kershner compounded this at the end of the article:

Melanie Phillips points out:

But no Palestinian children have ever been targeted by Israel for murder. Quite the reverse: Israel regularly puts its own soldiers in harm’s way in order to minimize civilian casualties in military operations against Palestinian terrorists and their infrastructure which it undertakes solely to protect its own people from further murderous Palestinian attacks. Any Palestinian child casualties in such operations occur solely as a tragic and inadvertent by-product of war — and as often as not because the Palestinians have put their own children in harm’s way.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday he may recall the Israeli ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council and cut ties with the body.

His remarks came after the 47-member council voted to establish a fact-finding mission to probe the "effects of settlements on Palestinian human rights."

Lieberman also said Israel may choose not to cooperate with the council in its investigation, adding that he plans to ask the US to quit the council as well.

The resolution to “investigate the implications” of the settlements on “the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including east Jerusalem” was passed by a vote of 36 to 1, with 10 abstentions.

The UN Human Rights Council also adopted four other resolutions condemning Israel on Thursday. Only the US voted against the raft of anti-Israel resolutions.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reacted to the decision on Thursday, saying the council is “hypocritical” and should be “ashamed of itself.”

Israel announced on Thursday night that it would not be cooperating with the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) new “fact-finding mission” to investigate alleged Israeli violations relating to communities in Judea and Samaria...saying that Israel “will not give legitimacy to a body that is not legitimate.”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was quick to issue a statement denouncing the UNHRC. “This is a hypocritical council with an automatic majority against Israel. This council ought to be ashamed of itself," he said.

"Until today, the council has made 91 decisions, 39 of which dealt with Israel, three with Syria and one with Iran," the prime minister noted. "One only had to hear the Syrian representative speak today about human rights in order to understand how detached from reality the council is. Another proof of its detachment from reality came last week when it invited before it a representative of Hamas, an organization whose ideology is based on the murder of innocents.”

Earlier this week, the Palestinian Authority announced it plans to approach the UNHRC and ask it to investigate the ‘Israeli crimes’ in Judea and Samaria.

The Islamic regime in Tehran was not satisfied with the public support the Iranian Jewish community’s was forced to confer on the Global March to Jerusalem for which Iran is recruiting Islamists worldwide. Now, the event’s organizers, Majlis Speaker Hossein Sheikh-ol-Eslam and Salim Ghafouri, have ordered the community to send a Jewish delegation to march with the Islamist groups in Lebanon,DEBKAfile’s Iranian sources disclose.

The delegations are scheduled to mass on the Lebanese and Jordanian borders with Israel and at West Bank and Gaza checkpoints on March 30, when Israeli Arabs mark Earth Day every year.

Iran’s ancient Jewish community of around 15,000 souls (9,000 in Tehran, 4,000 in Shiraz and 1,300 in Isfahan) has been living in fear of reprisals should Israel or the United States carry out a military operation against the country’s nuclear facilities. Now, they face a fresh danger of murder and abduction by Hizballah and Palestinian gunmen and terrorists in Lebanon.

They suspect that this ploy is meant to prevent Israeli soldiers from firing on the trespassers for fear of killing the Jewish contingent, while at the same time, exposing them to violence when the event is over at the hands of al-Qaeda linked Palestinian groups under Hizballah protection.

Also around the world:

At last weekend’s Left Forum 2012, the annual pep-rally for liberal thought, renown leftist professor and activist Frances Fox Piven shown some light onto the makeup of the current America Left. In this minute of audio, Piven tells the packed auditorium which worldview philosophies embody their movement:

“There is room for all of us. Religious leftists, people who think peace is the answer, those who think that wholesome food is what we really need, ecologists and old-fashioned Democrats, Democratic Socialists, Socialists and Communists.”

Piven goes on to discuss the major undertaking that the leftist movement is working on and why these ideologies must unite:

“We can work together because we have a really huge task before us, transforming America and the World.”

What would life be like without money?

In his new book, "The End of Money," author David Wolman tackles that intriguing question for 21st-century citizens

"The End of Money" also chronicles Wolman's trip around the world to meet figures who are leading the way to a cash-free civilization in the years to come.

In Sweden, for example, the country's public buses will no longer accept cash. Tickets must be prepaid or purchased by commuters with a cellphone text message.

A growing number of Swedish businesses and banks have also stopped accepting cash.

The Royal Canadian Mint is also looking to the future with the MintChip, a new product that could become a digital replacement for coins.

If you are not familiar with the petrodollar system, it really is not that complicated. Basically, almost all of the oil in the world is traded in U.S. dollars.

In 1973, a deal was struck between Saudi Arabia and the United States in which every barrel of oil purchased from the Saudis would be denominated in U.S. dollars. Under this new arrangement, any country that sought to purchase oil from Saudi Arabia would be required to first exchange their own national currency for U.S. dollars. In exchange for Saudi Arabia's willingness to denominate their oil sales exclusively in U.S. dollars, the United States offered weapons and protection of their oil fields from neighboring nations, including Israel.

By 1975, all of the OPEC nations had agreed to price their own oil supplies exclusively in U.S. dollars in exchange for weapons and military protection.

Once you understand the petrodollar system, it becomes much easier to understand why our politicians treat Saudi leaders with kid gloves. The U.S. government does not want to see anything happen that would jeopardize the status quo.

So what happens if the petrodollar system collapses?

Well, for one thing the value of the U.S. dollar would plummet big time.

U.S. consumers would suddenly find that all of those "cheap imported goods" would rise in price dramatically as would the price of gasoline.

If you think the price of gas is high now, you just wait until the petrodollar system collapses.

Yes, the days of the U.S. dollar being the primary reserve currency of the world are definitely numbered.

It will not happen overnight, but as the U.S. economy continues to get weaker it is inevitable that the rest of the world will continue to question why the U.S. dollar should automatically have such a dominant position in international trade.

The level of prosperity that we are enjoying today would not be possible without the petrodollar system. Once the petrodollar system collapses, a lot of our underlying economic vulnerabilities will be exposed and it will not be pretty.


WVBORN56 said...

It looks like the dollar my not be king for long Stephen if the article on the petro dollar occurs as predicted at some future point.

Scott I'm not sure I understand why skynews and others are always spinning these Mulim killings to put "lipstick on a pig"? Why wood the Hollywood elite & MSM for example want an opressive religion like Islam to take hold in the US?

On a personal note I had an EKG this morning and although I don't have doctor's reading the tech indicated I have some "leaky valves" I would appreciate your prayers.


Scott said...

"Leaky valves"? Did she go into any more detail than that? Did you get an EKG for a reason, or was it just part of a routine exam. Will pray for sure; feel free to ignore the questions :)

As far as why the media etc covers for the crimes of the Muslims - I think its simply a matter of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". Period. It all starts with a supernatural hatred of Israel IMO.

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Anonymous said...

No, I do NOT agree >>>>

EWI has long maintained that the DOLLAR is ready for a huge rally.
Sure enough, dollar was down, BUT
stocks are getting bulled again.

YEP, and gold and silver UP as well. You see, the WAY IT WORKS is
that every time the dollar falls,
stocks and commodities get bulled.

And we have a HUGE crash coming.

so that means the DOLLAR will

Why ?? cause everyone including
you guys are NEGATIVE on the dollar. that is WHY it will RALLY.

I wish you could see that.

and I will say it again and again.
THE EURO will collapse, NOT the dollar.

Just wait, you will see it.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

The problem is LOGIC....

If people use LOGIC to invest, they
will LOSE almost every time. Why ??

Cos markets are driven by SOCIAL MOOD, not logic.

Logic is saying to sell all the dollars you stocks, buy Gold, ect....

BUT, you will LOSE if you do that.

If markets were to always MOVE on
logic, then everyone could play
the game, we could all QUIT our
jobs, and get rich buying Gold,


That is why most people LOSE in
trading.......and are still
working to survive...........

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong, but I think I know WHAT is making all those trumpet noises >>>>>>

READ THIS, from 1 COR 15 >>>

V52 "in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."

from NIV website >>>>>>>

COULD IT BE that all those trumpet noises heard from the sky are a
PRELUDE to this LAST trumpet ??

I mean , this only started from
the secong half of 2011 right ??

as reported by the media....

something to consider.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Dylan said...

That's pretty cool about the trumpet sounds. I remember having a convo on here a while ago about whether or not the trumpet will be audible to everyone or just us. If these are the trumpet calls, then it looks like we're going home soon. Maranatha!

WVBORN56 said...

Scott I went to the doctor for a check up and he heard a heart murmor and it was only a click in the past. I have had doctors tell me that since I was a young child but several tests over the years indicated I did not have a mitral valve prolapse or murmor? I have occasionally had my heart race in recent years but only when I get dehydrated. I drink alot and it goes right back in sink. She did not seem overly concerned and neither did I since doctors have disagreed in the past on what they see and hear. I'm just trusting the Lord Thanks for asking.

D-White said...

Isa 13:13 KJV Therefore I will shake the heavens and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Scott said...

So are they now saying that its mitral valve prolapse (what I had suspected) or something else?

God luck with this by the way --- if its MVP, there are some pretty good, non-invasive medical treatments that are effective. I'm sure they have discussed all of this with you. Are you having fatigue as part of this?

Anonymous said...

Of course, one needs to consider what will happen next if WALL Street Bulls are able to push stocks to new HIGHS again due to
dollar weakness. Sadly, the END will be delayed yet again.

It would be BEST to hope for dollar
strength since that WILL derail the
stock market, and fast.....

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>

GG said...

Hi WV~

I am so sorry to hear about your recent findings from the doctor regarding your heart. I have said some very special prayers for you! :)

I put together some scriptures that may be helpful to many since our hearts are heavy lately and many full of fear. This is not only for us who are saved, but for the non-saved who may be reading this site.

Let's just call it our monthly heart check. Please, WV, take good care of yourself. There have been so many heart issues arising latley, I am concerned for us all how weak we may be getting while waiting on the Lord. I will post these in the next post.

God Bless!!


GG said...

Luke 21:26
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking toward those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Isaiah 5:30 In that day they will roar over it like the roaring of the sea. And if one looks at the land, he will see darkness and distress; even the light will be darkened by the clouds.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Luke 21:25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Luke 21:27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

(Mark 7:7) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
(I Samuel 16:7)
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
(Matthew 15:19)
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
(Romans 10:1)
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
(Mark 16:14)
Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
(Matthew 6:25)
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing?
(Philippians 4:6-7)
But you, when you pray, enter into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly
(Proverbs 3:5)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
(Proverbs 16:5)
Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though they join hand in hand, none shall be unpunished.
(Proverbs 7:1-3)
1My son, keep my words
and store up my commands within you.
2Keep my commands and you will live;
guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
3Bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.

Scott said...

GG - awesome and timely scriptures. Thanks so much.
God Bless :)

GG said...


You are very welcome. I am just his humble servant. I am very concerned about all these heart issues lately. How are we going to make it through the really hard days and nights until we go once things go a bit haywire? We must hold on tight, Dear Brother. Get those bibles out in case we lose our internet as our means of sharing.

God Bless!!


WVBORN56 said...

Thanks GG and Scott and others who are praying. May God richly bless you!

I appreciate both the scriptures and prayers!



Jec said...

GG..... I so appreciate you for sharing those words of Truth.

Wv.... Your in my prayers. My wife has a heart murmur also.

Btw, dr's are saying she gets out of the hospital April 3rd. They kept her in this long so she would qualify for Medicaid because she's uninsurable. They r still trying to strengthen her enough to walk to the bathroom by herself. Sorry, didn't want to steele your thunder as we will all be praying in your situation.

WVBORN56 said...

Thanks Jec, will be praying for your wife. Glad to hear medicaid will help with the expense.

Caver said...

Haven't had time to be on much lately but just a note that there will be prayer from the Caver household also for your wife JEC and for your situation WV.

WV, I know they're serious issues and not to be taken lightly.

I do, however,get a chuckle out of mine little gurgely. They find it, then loose it....then find it a few years later, and loose it again for a few years.

WVBORN56 said...

Exactly Caver...It's like okay is this a problem or not? Here today and gone tomorrow. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has this disappearing/reappearing problem.