Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In The News: Islam On The March As Tribulation Approaches

What Jews Endure On The Temple Mount

When a group of easily identifiable religious Jews is actually allowed to ascend Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the reaction of Muslim worshippers typically borders on open violence.
Jews (and Christians) are often prevented by Israeli police from entering the Temple Mount compound for fear of Muslim hostility. And even when groups are granted entry, most are not easily identifiable as Jews (most Orthodox Jews believe it is wrong to ascend the Temple Mount lest they inadvertently enter the area of the “Holy of Holies”).
But every once in a while, an Orthodox Jewish group will visit Judaism’s holiest site. And when they do, the Jews’ treatment at the hands of the adherents of the so-called “Religion of Peace” is simply disgraceful.

In the following video, one such group can be seen being harassed and even assaulted by a large Muslim mob, as Israeli police officers try desperately to maintain order. Among the group of Jewish visitors are a number of children, who are various points in the video can be seen crying and fearfully clinging to their parents.
One of the adults in the group tries to calm the children by saying, “Don’t be afraid! Don’t be afraid! This is our place!”
The incident was filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a Temple Mount movement headed by Linda Olmert, the sister-in-law of recently convicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Linda recently spoke to Israel Today about the situation for Jews on the Temple Mount.

Endless concessions and accommodations to Islamic demands only give way to more demands for even more Islam, as shown in the recent blockbuster revelations of an Islamic takeover of UK public schools. What is less well known is the same kinds of things are happening here in the United States.

So outrageous were the allegations that the usually subdued and sharia-compliant British authorities initiated an investigation into the charges that devout Muslims covertly sought to “Islamize” the public schools in the UK. The bombshell was dropped last month in a leaked letter, describing an operation purportedly named “Trojan Horse.” According to Andrew Gilligan in The Telegraph, the jihad ringleader of the Trojan Horse plot constructed and implemented a “detailed blueprint for the radical ‘Islamisation’ of secular state schools.” The plot was so severe that a number of UK schools now face “special measures,” which is the British term for (at worst) closings and (at best) a takeover of the school administration.

The plot called for “girls [to] be covered except for their hands and faces,” gender segregation/apartheid for some school activities, and an Islamic curriculum. Mirroring the Muslim Brotherhood strategic goal for the U.S., which according to a captured internal document was to work toward “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers,” this plot also sought to use the system to destroy the system.

The plot was indeed undertaken. Non-Muslim headmasters and headmistresses were targeted for termination. Muslim parents were the foot soldiers. Muslim education officials were used to force schools that didn’t want to comply to fall into line with the “views and aspirations of Muslim parents and the local community.”
They succeeded. In one school, Christian students had to teach themselves religious education because the teacher was devoting all his time to Muslim students. One school, Park View, instituted forced and discriminatory gender apartheid, with “boys sitting towards the front of the class and girls at the back or around the sides.” Students recounted in biology class, the teacher “briefly delivered the theory of evolution to comply with the syllabus.” According to a non-Muslim teacher, Park View’s principal, Mozz Hussain, spewed “mind-blowing” anti-American “propaganda” at assemblies. And Asif Khan, a Muslim teacher of Arabic, admitted that he made students sing chants attacking Christmas and Christian beliefs.

The same kinds of things are happening here in America, but when my colleagues and I warn about them, we are called conspiracy theorists. Well, there is conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact. And we do see attempts to further the Islamization of the classroom here, in innumerable large and small ways, pushed by both Muslims and non-Muslims. A Muslim group is pushing for taxpayer-funded halal food in New York City public schools.
Just last year, a Colorado high school principal defended his decision to allow high school students at Rocky Mountain High School to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic — “one nation under Allah.” Do students even begin to understand the implications of a nation under Allah and the sharia?
Non-Muslim Michigan high school girls wore hijabs in school for a class lesson to “explore religion and identity.” In Michigan, a Christian College established a prayer room for Muslims. In Minnesota, a Catholic university installed mini-mosques and Islamic footbaths for Muslims.

School curricula bash Judaism and Christianity and present Islam in an uncritically positive light, without a single word about Islam’s 1,400-year history of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilation, and enslavement. Islamic supremacist groups have for quite some time consulted with public school textbook publishers and made sure that material presented on Islam was heavily slanted, even to the point of proselytizing. Combine that with the anti-Western multiculturalist bias of the publishers themselves, and the result is a large number of public school textbooks that denigrate Judeo-Christian Western civilization and portray Islam in a glowingly positive light.

The American Textbook Council, an independent national textbook monitoring organization, issued a report in 2008 that showed that many commonly used public school textbooks “present an incomplete and confected view of Islam that misrepresents its foundations and challenges to international security.” For example, the popular middle school text Across the Centuries defines jihad as a struggle “to do one’s best to resist temptation and overcome evil.” Another middle school text in common use,History Alive! The Medieval World and Beyond, is just as distorted: “Muslims should fulfill jihad with the heart, tongue, and hand. Muslims use the heart in their struggle to resist evil. The tongue may convince others to take up worthy causes, such as funding medical research. Hands may perform good works and correct wrongs.” Not a word about war, conquest, or subjugation.

Islam’s history of conquering and Islamizing non-Muslim cultures is whitewashed as well. A high school textbook, Medieval and Early Modern Times, calls medieval al-Andalus, Islam-ruled Spain, a “multicultural society.” Likewise, History Alive! says that in medieval Spain “a unique culture flourished in cities like Cordoba and Toledo, where Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in peace.” But in reality, Jews and Christians in medieval Spain were subjugated as dhimmis and never had equal rights with Muslims.

Let us get to the people we are talking about and the positions they have been placed in by Obama. We'll also see what their background is, and how it could ruin the United States. First, we must mention a recent report about a new "Party" being comprised of the same type of individuals that killed all those people in the Twin Towers! This new party is made up of fundamentalist Muslims here in the United States with their main goal being to take over the United States from within. Their plans are to place their candidates into elections to win so they can destroy the Constitution and create a nation of Islamic laws!

These very people we are about to expose are associated with this line of thinking, and the Socialists/Marxists within Congress are showing them the way. The majority of what is contained in this article is backed up by links to sources that that you can read and decide for yourselves whether or not there is a serious Islamic threat to the United States.

Devout Muslims being appointed to critical Homeland Security positions? Was it not men of the "Devout Muslim Faith" that flew planes into U.S. buildings not too long ago?
We must move on to the other 5 individuals with backgrounds deeply embedded with Muslim ideology, and in some cases, links to the very Muslim Brotherhood that is proud to state they wish to destroy the United States. 

“Guide to school Islamisation, by ‘ringleader’ of Trojan Horse plot,” by Andrew Gilligan, the Telegraph, April 26, 2014:

The alleged ringleader of the Trojan Horse plot wrote a detailed blueprint for the radical “Islamisation” of secular state schools which closely resembles what appears to be happening in Birmingham.
Tahir Alam, chairman of governors at Park View school in the city, called for “girls [to] be covered except for their hands and faces”, advocated gender segregation in some school activities, and attacked a “multicultural approach” to collective worship.
He described how state schools must be changed to “take account of Muslim sensitivities and sensibilities with respect to sexual morality” with “girlfriend/boyfriend as well as homosexual relationships” treated as “not acceptable practices according to Islamic teachings”.
The so-called Trojan Horse plot involves the alleged takeover of secular state schools and the removal of secular head teachers in Birmingham by radical Muslim staff and governors. Five non-Muslim heads have left their posts in a tiny area of the city over the past six months. Twenty-five Birmingham schools are being investigated by the council and 18 have already been inspected by Ofsted of which at least six, including Park View, will be rated “inadequate” for leadership and management.

A separate inspection report by the DfE, leaked to The Telegraph, found that girls at Park View were made to sit at the back of the class, GCSE syllabuses were “restricted to comply with a conservative Islamic teaching” and an extremist preacher was invited to speak to children.
In his 72-page document, published by the Muslim Council of Britain in 2007, Mr Alam and his co-author, Muhammad Abdul Bari, attacked many state schools for not being “receptive of legitimate and reas-onable requests made by Muslim parents and pupils in relation to their faith-based aspirations and concerns.”

Israeli intelligence sources believe the Syrian regime is hiding some chemical weapons in order to beat an agreement it signed to dispose of its poison gas arsenal, an Israeli daily reported Wednesday...recent information indicates that goverment of President Bashar Assad is seeking to maintain a limited chemical capability as a deterrent against rebel forces, Haaretz reported on Wednesday.

The Israeli assessment matches those of intelligence officials in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France who also suspect that Syria is not being completely transparent about its weapons stockpiles.

Last week a senior Western diplomat told Reuters that Syria was keeping back some of its weapons.
“We have some intelligence showing that they have not declared everything,” the unnamed official said and added that a “substantial” part of the chemical weapons program was being secreted.

Hundreds of pro-Russian separatists seized the regional government headquarters in Luhansk on Tuesday, unopposed by police, underlining the lack of control of central government over swathes of eastern Ukraine.

Lines of riot police surrounded the back of the building, facing hundreds of men and women. At the front, dozens of men, some in green camouflage and holding shields, walked into the imposing, white building, while others smashed windows and raised the Russian tricolor.

The government in Kiev has all but lost control of its police forces in parts of eastern Ukraine since pro-Russian activists seized buildings in the region's second biggest city of Donetsk and several smaller towns.

The Ukrainian army is on full alert due to the “threat of a Russian invasion,” Ukraine’s acting President Aleksandr Turchinov said after admitting that the government in Kiev cannot control the situation in the east of the country.
“I am going back to the real threat that Russia would unleash a continental war against Ukraine. Our armed forces have been put on full alert,” Turchinov told Wednesday a council of heads of Ukrainian regions in Kiev, as news agencies report.
He called on the audience to speed up the creation of regional militias loyal to Kiev.

“We must have the capability to move those units fast to support other regions against such a threat,” he stressed.
Turchinov admitted that Kiev simply cannot get the situation in the rebellious eastern regions under control and reiterated earlier accusations, saying some people in law enforcement “are cooperating with terrorist organizations,” the name Kiev authorities use to refer to anti-government protesters who are seizing government buildings in eastern Ukraine.
“Our primary task is to prevent the spread of the terrorist threat to other regions of Ukraine,” he said.
In contradiction to the previous moves of the government, which included raids on protester checkpoints and other demonstrations of force, Turchinov said “as we know from the experience of Maidan, the use of force is inefficient. That’s the situation we faced in the eastern regions.”

The Russian Ministry of Defense has ordered brigades of military medical teams to be urgently dispatched to the Ukrainian border, another sign that Moscow is preparing for war after tens of thousands of troops were sent to the border region for drills.

According to a translated report by St. Petersburg’s Rustlegraph news agency;
By order of the Ministry of Defense in the Military Medical Academy in Kirov on the morning of April 25 were quickly formed military medical brigades. In team included military doctors of the number of officers and senior cadets WMA.
They announced that there is work in the Ukraine.

As Mac Slavo notes, the dispatch of the medical workers suggests that the earlier movement of tens of thousands of Russian soldiers to the same region was not merely intended as a show of force.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s acting President Aleksandr Turchinov said earlier today that Kiev cannot control the east of the country and that Russia is threatening to “unleash a continental war against Ukraine”.
Vladimir Putin recently visited his “spiritual home,” the Valaam monastery, at which some speculate the Russian President is mulling over a major decision regarding the crisis in Ukraine.

In my recent conversations with atheists and bible skeptics, one phrase keeps coming back up over and over.  The conversation/argument/debate over whatever the hot button issue of the day is has recently been ending in the other person stating matter-of-factly, ''well, I’m glad your kind is dying out!''

Bible believers certainly do not constitute the majority these days in any given crowd, but I didn’t realize we were on the endangered species list either.
We know that the last days will be like it was in the days of Noah, because Jesus said it would.  [Matt 24:36-39Luke 17:26-30]  Jesus honed in on the normalcy bias that will exist in that day, and it will prevent people from recognizing the lateness of the hour.

You and I are seeing a nation that is being given over to a debased mind.  Just turn on the news and you can see all the attributes listed above in spades, daily, and it is only getting worse.  To the Christian, the times are harder because it feels as if we are alone.  It feels as if we are the only ones.  It is disheartening to see church after church, leader after leader (inside and outside of the church) fall to the politically correct lie, so as not to be labeled as a bigot or a fool.  It is sad to lose our solid Bible teachers due to illness or age, and all the while, the name it claim preachers continue on into their 90’s selling their prosperity gospel.

It is sad to see ‘leaders’ within the church, compromise on Biblical principles for political expediency, or social acceptance.  It is sad to see families and individuals, give up and simply go back to the lives they had before Christ, as if nothing ever happened.  Only they and God know whether they were ever saved at all, but the heart begins to harden when it rejects the Holy Spirit’s drawing.  It is sad and wearisome to continue to watch and wait for the Lord to return, because our days grow long, and the nights grow darker.

On a day known only to God, both the dead and alive in Christ will be physically removed from earth in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.  Those who have died in Christ over the last two thousand years will be resurrected into their glorified bodies.  They will return with Christ in spirit, to meet their physically reconstituted bodies in the air.  The curse of Adam will finally be lifted, and not one molecule of their flesh will remain on the earth.

For those who are still living when Christ returns, we will instantaneously be transformed from our mortal flesh, to our immortal and glorified bodies.  We too will meet Christ in the air, and return with Him to His Father’s house.  This is known as the Rapture of the Church.  At that moment in time, there will not be one true Christian left on the planet.  Now, there will be plenty of religious people who thought they were Christian left behind, but no one who has been baptized by the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ, will still remain.
Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 1 Corinthians 15:51-53

But I have a sneaking suspicion that the moment after the Rapture happens, that the same people who wished that all Christian’s would just go and die off en masse, will immediately regret having wished that.
For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 1 Thess. 5:3
There is coming a day though, that the godless heathens of this world, who loathe Christ and hate the Bible, will get their wish.  They may not understand or believe what just happened, but they will certainly regret what is coming upon all the earth.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thess. 2:9-12


ChristineInCleveland said...

The Omega Letter is very inspiring article... spot on! Lord Jesus, your Bride is prepared & waiting... Maranatha!

Waterer said...

I always wonder about the closing passage in the Omega letter. Perhaps some of you have some thoughts.. It seems that the Thess passage says that those who hated the truth will be given delusion. Because they did not love the truth. But where are the many who will be saved that we see in Rev 7:9-17?
I believe in a pretrib rapture but these are said to have come out of the great tribulation. These verses seem to be in tension to one another. We think that the Rev & passage is referring to those multitudes that are saved after we have left but Thess makes it sound like being saved after hating the truth will be impossible.

Not starting a theology battle just really am surprised when I see the reasoning behind the condemnation of those who rejected the truth.
One thought is that both of these thoughts need to be held in tension with the realization that God knows who is perishing and turns them over to what they have wanted but saves those who instantly feel regret. I just don't know a verse or passage about that group except for Rev 7.


Scott said...

I don't see any problem or inconsistency there.

Rev 7:9 --> is a view of the Tribulation saints - those who came to Christ during the Tribulation and then perished and now are in heaven,

Those who hate the Truth (ie, those who have not come to Christ - by definition 'hate' the truth because they would have been exposed to the truth (2 witnesses, 144,000, and angels proclaiming the Gospel) and subsequently rejected it....Another way of looking at the sheep and goats.

The truth will be obvious to all - but those who hate it - will be the same as those who believe the delusion

I don't see any tension here at all (?)

Waterer said...

Thanks Scott. I guess the way I was reading it made it seem as if being left behind was punishment for rejecting the truth. But I was seeing all these others also left behind who were being saved.
Maybe it lines up more with the verses about let him who is bad go being bad and let him who is good go on doing good. It seems like the tribe will be a time of REAL consequences that are nearly immediate.
Some believers are martyred so surely they were new converts as old ones will already be in Heaven.

Scott said...

I think the context there is strictly Tribulation (without any references to belief/disbelief prior to the Tribulation)....

Once the Tribulation begins, the world will have seen the Rapture the world will have seen the miracles of the Two Witnesses and the immediate conversion and subsequent witness of the 144K - and then angels proclaiming the Gospel...Also - they would have seen the hand of God at the time of Gog-magog (which I personally believes happens after the Rapture).

That is FAR more "evidence" than the Church received - as we believe "by faith not by sight).

Those people alive during the Tribulation will have disbelief in the face of undeniable evidence of God's existence...Thats some strong denial right there. Proof that they have no interest at all in the truth....Contrast that with the Tribulation Saints who come to Christ during the Tribulation - who do see the truth displayed in front of them, and respond in kind.

Thats a huge difference. Again - Sheep and goats.

Waterer said...

Yes. Sheep and Goats. Thanks Scott!