solidarity against terrorism

Al Shbaab map
Al Shabaab locations in yellow.

A no I don’t mean a group looking to impose Communist rule.  This is solidarity against terrorism.

This is a heart warming story about the solidarity of humans in the face of brutal attacks from terrorists.  Nice to see these Kenyan Muslims stand up to their attackers who were demanding to slaughter only the Christians.  More evidence of the incompatibility between radical Islam and Christians and what we’ve seen before regarding Christian persecution.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/22/africa/kenya-bus-attack-al-shabaab-muslim-christians/index.html

The Threat from Islam is Real

Here is a chilling exchange between a Muslim student and David Horowitz.  We have to give her points for being honest!

But if this doesn’t demonstrate the threat urgency of the threat we face from Islamic terror, nothing will.  When a Muslim (a self-proclaimed religion of peace) is able to stand up and agree with another Muslim that all Jews need to congregate in Israel to make it easy for Muslims to kill them all without batting an eye—that is a sad day.  However, this video also demonstrates the greatness of our country where this exchange can take place!

Islamic State flag Image credit Wikimedia Commons.
Islamic State Flag

Changing the Variables

For the sake of argument, lets change the variables.

Lets say that a Muslim speaker was speaking on a topic and during the question and answer session a Christian stood up and asked the Muslim why they wanted to kill all Christians.

And in so doing the Muslim responded by asking a follow-up question: Do you believe that Jesus is the only way to Heaven or Paradise and that all other religions are wrong?

And the Christian answers yes.

Political Correctness Run Amok

Can you imagine the outrage that would be levied at the “intolerant” Christian that was simply answering a question posed to him/her by another.  Those who claim to be “tolerant” of other views would show their true colors and demand the Christian apologize for “imposing” their beliefs on another, when that is exactly what Muslims want to do.  They want to conquer the world by force.

The fact that this does not get media play is not surprising.

The fact that there was no outrage in the audience when she answered coldly and simply, “Yes.” is surprising.

First, this non-response by the audience is political correctness run amok.  Like the neighbor in San Bernardino who saw something suspicious but was afraid to report it due to not wanting to be called “racist.”

Second, wanting to see all Jews killed means that it shows the lie to their mantra that Islam is a religion of peace.

Terrorism’s Elephant in the Room

Elephant in the room
The Elephant in the Room

The phrase “the elephant in the room” comes from the 1950s and means something that one can see but no one wants to talk about.  It looms over a conversation and people can hint at it, but no one definitively discusses it.  The elephant in the room regarding the Global War on Terrorism is something most don’t realize.

Terrorism’s Elephant

It is something that is so simple most would agree.

Yet, it is complex that most do not want to discuss it.

However, I am taking a stand because we have entered a now or never phase.  Terrorism has attacked America again.  And it is time for all the facts to be made known.

The elephant in the room isn’t Islam.  Though there is a violent strain of Islam and the Koran is not peaceful.  Islam is not the elephant.

It isn’t Wahhabism.  Although it is a radical strain of Islam this particular elephant follows.

The elephant in the room is Saudi Arabia.  Lets look at the facts.

Facts about Terrorism and Saudi Arabia

There is some connection of financial support from Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 terrorists.

We do know that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi Arabian nationals.  That is almost 80%.

A recently released and redacted CIA report has raised more questions than it answered.  And an article from 2013 quotes individuals saying they were

absolutely shocked about the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks.

And earlier this year, 2015, Zacarias Moussaoui, alleges several Saudi royal family members provided financial support to Osama bin Laden.

Here are more headlines regarding Saudi Arabia and 9/11:

In regards to the attacks in San Bernardino, Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia and returned radicalized.  Seems that the common sense approach is to not only look at Islam but Saudi Arabia as well.  Perhaps your life depends on it.

The Big Lie

The famous quote from Jospeh Goebbles is one probably known by everyone.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.

However, the rest of the quote tells the motivation for the Big Lie and is the most damaging part of the Big Lie—it provides power to the State and represses truth.

The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

For those that don’t know, Goebbles was the Minister for Propaganda for the Nazi’s in Germany from 1933 until 1945.

This is essentially true.  If you repeat the lie people think that what you are saying is the truth because time after time your lie is what they hear that they have no choice but to believe it.  The lie becomes the truth.  But who is telling the lie?  Goebbles isn’t talking about simple human to human contact (though I supposed it could work as well).  He is talking about the State telling a lie to the People of the State that the State represents.

However, Goebbles understands that the lie can only persist to truth if the Truth is not found out.  Thus, there is an incentive for the State to

use all of its powers to repress dissent

and maintain its power.  Goebbles understood that the lie could be of great importance to fortifying the power of the State if the State is seen as being benevolent with the lie and protecting its citizens.  This is how the Holocaust was carried out.  The great German state was saving its “proper” citizens from these “improper” citizens to keep the “proper” citizens from being corrupted or overrun or whatever.  In reality the State was using its power to repress the dissent that German soldiers were killing innocent men, women and children because they weren’t considered “acceptable” by the State.  Those that tried to bring truth to the lie shared the same fate.

Goebbles’ quote then sets up a causal logic chain that explains this.  The lie gives the State power as the State is using its power to repress dissent and the more and more dissent there is the more power the State will need to repress it.  This leads to Goebbles conclusion that

the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.

The truth must be repressed because it exposes the lie for what it is and once exposed the power the State wields will fail as well.

The Christian Response

We have a duty to share the truth.  We are commissioned by Jesus to “go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel.”  This involves making man aware of his fallen state and how we have all trespassed God’s commands.  We then need to let people know that there is an answer—Jesus—and all they need to do is trust in his finished work on the cross for forgiveness and nothing else.  Then they grow in holiness through prayer and study of the Word.  That is the truth of the world—all are sinners and all need Jesus.

However, this truth is being repressed by a Big Lie—the role of Christians and politics.  For decades now the Left has told Christians that we are not to impose our views on others through the state.  For example, we (Christians) cannot pray in public schools because it offends those who are not Christians.  Or, all religious symbols must be banned from public schools because it offends atheists.  However, as a Christian I am offended that my religion is being supplanted by non-religions.  My right to exists and my right to practice my faith is being trampled on when I have to accommodate those who do not believe.  Or, we have to be tolerant of others but not Christians by allowing Muslims to pray in school but not Christians.  Thus, these are just a few examples how Christians are being targeted and not just religion.  The truth is under attack by a Big Lie.