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Islam


Contents:

1) Introduction

2) Comparing Islam (The Koran) With Christianity (The Holy Bible)

3) Other Information About Islam

4) Events and Comments


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1) Introduction


"Bush lied."  That's the refrain that is often repeated when referring to the lack of any evidence of WMD in Iraq to justify our invasion there in 2003. That's not the lie I am talking about here. The lie he told after the 9/11 attacks is one of the biggest lies that can ever be told. And that is: Islam is a peaceful religion.














Islam is anything but a religion of peace. It is a religion of war and conquest. We all know about the 72 virgins that await every Muslim warrior in Paradise who kills or is killed in battle.

Islam was born in Arabia. It is an extension of the Kingdom of Arabia. I say this because of what is written in the Bible. The Arabs claim they are the children of Ishmael the son of Abraham and Hagar, Sarah‘s slave and Abraham‘s concubine. (Genesis 16:1-4). Before Ishmael was born, the angel of the Lord told Hagar,“I will multiply your seed exceedingly that it shall not be numbered for multitude.” (Genesis 16:10) In Genesis 16:12, God says,
And he will be a wild man. His hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him, and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brothers.”

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he Arabs and Muslims are required to read the Koran. There is a special blessing if the Koran is read in Arabic. One guy in Pakistan could recite the Koran in in Arabic in its entirety. He only wished he knew what it said. It is a very difficult book to understand. And it is full of contradictions. The first half of the book starts out friendly and peaceful, but the second half of the book is unfriendly to Christians, Jews and other outsiders, also known as infidels.

Here are some of the worst verses:

(1) 2:191-193: “And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying.


But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, slay them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.”

(2) 4:34: “Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that Allah has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for Allah’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them. If they then obey you, look not for any way against them; Allah is All-high, All-great.”

(3) 4:89: “They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.”

(4) 5:33: “This is the recompense of those who fight against Allah and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land. That is a degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement.”

(5) 5:38: “And the thief, male and female: cut off the hands of both, as a recompense for what they have earned, and a punishment exemplary from Allah; Allah is All-mighty, All-wise.”

(6) 8:12: “When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, “˜I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers” hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!–

(7) 8:39: “Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s entirely; then if they give over, surely Allah sees the things they do.”

(8) 8:60: “Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to terrify thereby the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; Allah knows them. And whatsoever you expend in the way of Allah shall be repaid you in full; you will not be wronged.”

(9) 9:5: “Then, when the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.”

(10) 9:29: “Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden — such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book — until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.”

(11) 9:111: “Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of Allah; they kill, and are killed; that is a promise binding upon Allah in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Koran; and who fulfils his covenant truer than Allah? So rejoice in the bargain you have made with Him; that is the mighty triumph.”

(12) 9:123: “O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you; and let them find in you a harshness; and know that Allah is with the godfearing.”

(13) 47:4: “When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads. So it shall be; and if Allah had willed, He would have avenged Himself upon them; but that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will not send their works astray.”


From what I’ve read about the Koran, the first half of the book is peaceful while the last half the book is violent. According to the rules, if some passage in the Koran contradicts another passage in the Koran, the passage that comes later is what is to be accepted. In other words, if I tell you, “I love you, and I want to help you,” then later, I tell you, “I hate you, and I want to kill you,” you would heed to what I said the second time rather to what I said the first time.

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2) Comparing Islam (The Koran) With Christianity (The Holy Bible)


One guy told me that Christianity and Islam are very similar. In a way, that’s true. Let’s compare the two religions. Like chess and checkers, there’s some similarities as well as some interesting differences.

Let’s start with the founders of each of the religions. There seems to be quite a contrast between Jesus Christ and Muhammad. Jesus Christ came to his own (the Jews) and his own received him not. (John 1:11). Muhammad came to the Jews and he chopped about 800 of their heads off. So that’s a big difference right there. Though Jesus said he did not come to bring peace but a sword (Matthew 10:34), we know during his human ministry he did not kill anybody. In fact, the opposite it true--he brought at least two people back to life. He was more of a protestor / pacifist than a rebel / troublemaker. He was the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. While Muhammad, on the hand, was a mass murderer, a thief, and a pedophiler.


(1) 2:191-193: “And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, slay them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.”


The first eight words at first glance look like the Koran orders it’s followers to kill on sight. Then it says if the stranger is willing to surrender, the Muslim should accept his surrender.

The Bible does not say, “Slay your neighbor.” It says to, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” (Matthew 22:39) and to “Love one another.” (John 15:12)

From our experience with Islamic terrorists, such as in the 9-11 attacks, the Fort Hood massacre, and the Chattanooga military recruiting center, they like to kill us infidels on sight without any excuse or reason. Then when there’s a backlash which sometimes but infrequently happens, they will denounce this as Islamophobia.

(2) 4:34: “Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that Allah has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for Allah’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them. If they then obey you, look not for any way against them; Allah is All-high, All-great.”


The Koran and the Bible seem to agree that a husband is the head of the family, and that the wife is to obey him. The Koran indicates that the husband is naturally superior to the woman, while the Bible indicates that the husband and wife are different. The wife is a help mate to the husband. The Koran commands husbands to beat their wives if they are disobedient. The Bible simply commands wives to obey their husbands. There is no instruction in the Bible that husbands are to beat their wives. The Bible commands husbands to loves their wives. (Ephesians 5:25) In Ephesians 5:28-29 says, “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church.” It’s hard to imagine a husband hitting himself and beating himself unless he's insane.

(3) 4:89: “They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.”


This verse from the Koran should be memorized every “infidel” in the USA. It is against a Muslim’s religion to be friends with anyone who is not a Muslim or at least who doesn’t want to become a Muslim. Likewise, the Bible also cautions Christians to be careful about who they associate with. In I Corinthians 15:33, Paul says, “Do not be deceived, bad company ruins good morals.” We all want to be careful who we make friends with. We want to live in a good neighborhood where our children make friends with other children and play in safety. The thing about Muslim neighborhoods from what I’ve read, is that if you as an infidel try walking down one of their streets, they will spit on you. If you try handing out Christian literature to get them to accept Jesus, they will have their kids throw rocks at you.

(4) 5:33: “This is the recompense of those who fight against Allah and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land. That is a degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement.”


We don't fight Islam as we should. Sometimes we fight the pirates who raid the coastlands in Somalia and the Philippines. Most of the times we help the Muslims. As for cutting off hands and feet, we don't do that either. There's one instance in the Bible where dismemberment is required, and that is in the Old Testament where, if two men are fighting, and the wife of one of them reaches out to pull on the private parts of the other guy, then she should lose her hand.

(5) 5:38: “And the thief, male and female: cut off the hands of both, as a recompense for what they have earned, and a punishment exemplary from Allah; Allah is All-mighty, All-wise.”

The punishment for theft in the Bible is that the thief is to restore what he has taken and to pay back up to five times what he has taken.


(6) 8:12: “When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, “˜I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!–

This is more dismemberment and well as fear. The Bible says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:31). And, “Love your enemies.” (Matthew 5:43-48) And, “Give no offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God.” (I Corinthians 10:32) And, “Perfect love cast out fear.” And, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear.” (I John 4:18)


Beheading and dismemberment are not simply forms of execution in the Muslim religion. They are nothing less than murder. This is what the Bible has to say about these Muslim murderers, “Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.” (I John 3:15) And, “…Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like of the which I tell you before as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:21) Muslim murderers think they are doing God a service by killing Christians. Jesus predicted that this would happened when he said, “…the time will come that whoever kills you will think he does God service.” (John 16: 2) But God says through Paul, “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy, for the temple of God is holy which temple you are.” (I Corinthians 3:17), or “If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him, for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.” (New International version and Revised Standard Version). And where will these Muslim murderers end up? Not in Paradise with 72 virgins. “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)


Another thing, many conservatives echo this saying, "Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims."  A lot of people say this is not true. There are many terrorists who are not Muslim, but of other religions. My point is that the Book of Islam, the Koran, has this commandment for all of its followers to incite fear into the hearts of us infidel. This is enough to brand all Muslims as terrorists. If you are a Muslim, you are a terrorist. Well, maybe not. Many Muslims, if not most of them, are indifferent to their religion, just as most Christians are indifferent to their religion. It's the devoted, dedicated, and devout Muslims that are dangerous.


(7) 8:39: “Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s entirely; then if they give over, surely Allah sees the things they do.”


We don’t persecute them. But they still keep fighting us because that‘s their religion--to take over the world and to slay the infidel. The Bible does tells Christians to fight, to put on the whole armor of God, but this is a spiritual fight against the devil and his demons. “Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Therefore take to you the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of righteousness, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. About all, taking the shield of faith with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” (Ephesians 11-18)
The six things Paul admonishes us to can be summed up by saying: read and study the Bible and believe and do what Jesus and the apostles said, This may all seem wishy washy, but many Muslims are converting to Christianity because the Bible is true and God forgives sin.

(8) 8:60: “Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to terrify thereby the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; Allah knows them. And whatsoever you expend in the way of Allah shall be repaid you in full; you will not be wronged.”


Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims. Christians do not go out and try to terrorize other religions or anybody.

(9) 9:5: “Then, when the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.”


In this case, they are right to fight against idolatry. Idolatry is a great sin which God will punish with the second death in the lake of fire. But the Muslim solution is to hunt and kill idolaters. The Bible doesn’t tell us Christians to hunt and kill idolaters. It tells us to warn them. And if they don't listen, to avoid them.

(10) 9:29: “Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden — such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book — until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.”

This is what our fellow Christians are going through in the Middle East, if there are any left. The are constantly being harassed. They must pay the jizya which is a tax on all unbelievers or infidels. The Bible on the other hand tells us, “If it is possible, as much as it lies in you, live peaceably with all men." (Romans 12:18) . And in Hebrews 12:14, it says, “Follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.” That’s quite a difference I would say. The Bible commands us to be peaceful with all men or else--we will not receive our heavenly reward.


(11) 9:111: “Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of Allah; they kill, and are killed; that is a promise binding upon Allah in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Koran; and who fulfils his covenant truer than Allah? So rejoice in the bargain you have made with Him; that is the mighty triumph.”


This is what I mentioned at the beginning of my page about Muslims killing and being killed in battle with the promise of 72 virgins in paradise.

The Bible also says that you were bought with a price in I Corinthians 6:20.

(12) 9:123: “O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you; and let them find in you a harshness; and know that Allah is with the godfearing.”

This is another verse about being showing hostility to your neighbors instead as the Bible teaches,"Love your neighbor as yourself."


(13) 47:4: “When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads. So it shall be; and if Allah had willed, He would have avenged Himself upon them; but that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will not send their works astray.”


Here is another verse calling for dismemberment and death. That's four out thirteen Koranic verses that call for dismemberment.


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3) Other Information About Islam


How Islam Treats Its Women


This section of my Islam page is about what Islam is like. I wanted to show you a video I saw last night (October 10, 2015 Saturday) about a Muslim woman who was raped. In Islam, it is the rape victim, not the rapist, who is punished for being raped.  I found this video below to be very interesting. It has information on the hijab, or burka, the clothes Muslim women wear which I didn't know about. I knew that women are treated like third class

citizens and even worse than dogs. I like the way Jamie compares the hijab to the Klu Klux Klan robe the white racist wears.

In Islam, you can kill for Allah, steal for Allah, and lie for Allah. It is interesting how Jamie exposed the lie the Muslim women were telling him in time frame (11:50) about them being free to wear whatever clothes they want.


They (I'm talking about Muslim men now) are not even free to look at a woman on television. I remember a few years back a story about an American who was held captive by al-qada or some other Islamic group in Iraq. He said his captors were watching television and kept changing the channels because there were women on every channel. The only thing they could watch were the cartoon shows. If it's wrong to watch women on TV, then it is also wrong ultimately (when they conquer the US and the rest of the world) to have actresses, newswomen, comediennes, women models, beauty contestants, and women singers on TV.


And remember a few years back when some Islamic group planted a bomb which exploded and killed several people at a Muslim wedding party in Jordan?


Is this the kind of neighbors you wants living next door to you? Is this the kind of future you want for you and your children?




This pretty lady from Iran tells us what it is like to be a woman under Islam













Here is a Jamie Glaznov video about how Muslims treat dogs. This may seem like a minor problem compared to their other murderous ideals, but this is interesting nevertheless. After all, we infidels are considered less than dogs. So how they treat dogs is how they would treat us infidels. There is also a sentence that caught my ear; and it’s about chess.














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4) Events & Comments


THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

August 21, 2017 Monday. Tonight, President Trump gave his speech on the war in Afghanistan. In my opinion, it contains at least two contradictions; and, rather than outlining a concrete plan guaranteed by success through strong resolution, it is a plan that is doomed to futility and failure.

The first contradiction I want to point out is the resolution that we are not engaged in nation building. “Nation building” seems to be a dirty term. But “democracy” is not dirty term. What is wrong with “nation building?” In the Muslim World, how can you have democracy without nation building? We had nation building in Germany and Japan after 1945. We allowed Christianity to flourish once again in Germany. In Japan, we came to a compromise in which the emperor of Japan and the leaders of Japan agreed not to wage war anymore.

The second contradiction in Mr. Trump’s speech is that we are not setting dates. We have spent billions of dollars in Afghanistan. We will have to spend billions of dollars more in Afghanistan. But we won’t be spending billions of dollars in Afghanistan indefinitely or forever. What I find incorrect is that there is a date. That date is election day 2020 in which America will be voting to either keep Mr. Trump in the White House or to replace him with a Democrat.

Republican candidate Trump promised that our forces would be withdrawn from Afghanistan when he became president. But as president, Mr. Trump, after listening to his generals and his staff about the terrible consequences of withdrawing from Afghanistan, had a change of heart and a change of policy. This reminds me of what Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics said about the differences between the Republicans and the Democrats on the question of abortion. The so-called pro life Republicans will promise to oppose abortion and have it abolished. But they don’t do it. The pro-abortion Democrats promise to protect abortion and keep it safe and legal. And they DO it. I am afraid that the next president of the United States will be a Democrat who will make a promised to withdraw all American forces from Afghanistan, and he will DO it regardless of the consequences. He will do it regardless of the consequences just as Obama promised to withdraw our forces from Iraq regardless of the consequences and against the advice of his generals. And when those consequences become apparent, he, like Obama with his Iraq decision, will blame somebody else.

We live in a politically correct world. As a subscriber to Whistleblower Magazine, I have learned from their July 2017 issue that this politically correct world of ours is one without common sense. When we see a group that is flying the Nazi flag, we immediately identify that group as a “hate group.” And they are a hate group because in Germany in 1939, they started World War II and started destroying 6 million Jews through the Holocaust. Yet it is different with Islam. They have a hate book known as the Koran which instructs its followers to kill Jews, Christians, and infidels. Yet even though they fly airplanes into buildings, machine gun innocent concert goers, and drive trucks through crowded avenues, we do not identify Islam as a hate group. We lie and call them a “religion of peace.” We try to separate the believers in Islam from the doers of Islam. We call those who murder in the name of Islam “radical Muslims.” Did we call those who murdered in the name of Nazism “radical Nazis”? Did we try to train and work with peaceful Nazis after World War II? Did we allow Germany to name Nazism as their national religion in their constitution after the war?

I find it disgusting that Afghanistan has a constitution that makes Islam its national religion. Our troops should not be fighting and dying for a Muslim nation. We should not be spending billions of our precious dollars propping up a Muslim nation. The constitution of Afghanistan must be changed so that Islam is not its national religion.



RELAX, IT’S ONLY A MUSLIM

July 12, 2017 Wednesday. I was listening to Tom Bauerle and David Bellavia on WBEN-AM radio this afternoon. They were discussing Islamophobia and how outdated it is. He said it’s been 16 years since the 9/11 attacks, so there’s no reason to fear Muslims. He remembers when he was in a store after 9/11. A woman cam up to him and said that one of them was just around the corner. The “one of them” she was talking about was a Muslim woman. He didn’t have any concern that there was a Muslim woman around the corner; and he has even less concern about seeing a Muslim in the store today.
Well, I have several reasons why we need to be concerned:
1) Only recently, a Muslim man was reported to beat his Muslim wife with a hockey stick for 5 hours up in Canada. The Koran commands that husbands treat their wives in such a way.
2) A Muslim was interrogated by U.S. agents in Guantanamo because he exploded a hand grenade that left a US soldier blinded in one eye. The prime minister of Canada, a recent convert to Islam, awarded the Muslim $10.5 million because he was treated like a child. A sizable number of Canadians are up in arms about this form of treason.
3) Sweden has become the leading rape country in the world as a result of accepting Muslim immigrants.
4) Many Swedes are begging for someone to come in and give them back their country. Some of the Muslim communities are like armed camps that do no allow native Swedes within their borders. Journalists from Australia’s 60 Minutes were stoned by young Muslim men as they were trying to shoot a story.



THE HONORED GUEST

May 26, 2017 Friday. President Trump journeyed to Saudi Arabia this week. This is his first foreign country he has visited since he became president. I am very disappointed that he went there. Saudi Arabia has been mentioned in the Nine Eleven Report that they are partly or mostly responsible for the hijacking of the four airlines, the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City, and the damage to the Pentagon. Fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia. After the attack, the prince of Saudi Arabia gave Mayor Giuliani a check for $10 million. Big lousy, stinkin deal. One estimate of the loss we suffered on 9/11 is 3.3 trillion dollars--not to mention the 2,977 lives that were lost (not counting the 19 crap lives who took all those other lives). The cleanup alone cost $750 million. Then the prince said the attacks were brought on because of the American government’s policies in the Middle East. Mayor Giuliani gave the prince back his $10 million check. I think he should have given him a punch right in the face, have him handcuffed, and had him hulled off to city jail until the prince gives him 330 more of those checks plus a big fat apology. But those Muslims never apologize for any of their wickedness. Instead they rejoice. They give praises to each other. They give candy and presents to each other. The son of one of hijackers said he wishes to be a martyr just like his father. What a fine lad! (sic) The P.O.S.! 

Many conservatives compared Mr. Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia to Obama’s visit. Obama became the first president of the United States to bow before a foreign leader. Not only did he bow before the Saudi king, he later bowed to the Chinese leader, Russian leader and a few other foreign leaders. .Mr. Trump did not do that on his visit. Some conservatives, however, noticed Mr. Trump bending down so that the Saudi king could place around his neck a medal that represents the highest honor they can bestow on any foreigner. Some say it was a bow to the Saudi king; others say it was simply necessary for Mr. Trump to bend down because the Saudi king was shorter than the president. I say Mr. Trump was tricked by the Saudis into bowing before the Saudi king--intentionally or not. In the throne room with the Saudi king and Mr. Trump were about a dozen guards with their swords drawn and with the sound of what was like war drums.. I think that symbolizes a kind of power and subjugation over the American president and the people of the United States of America. The medal the Saudi king put around Mr. Trump‘s neck is more like a dog leash rather than a gold crown.

The purpose of Mr. Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia is a mystery to me. From what I understand, he wants the Saudis to somehow try and curb the violent nature of the Muslim religion. This is not possible. The violent second half of the Koran supersedes all previous writings in that book. They are born warriors who love death more than we love life, who hate the Christian, the Jew, and the infidel, and who are commanded to conquer and dominate the world.

Last Tuesday (May 23, 2017), on Sean Hannity’s show, he showed a video of Mr. Trump addressing an assembly of Arab leaders throughout the region. They focused on this one guy sitting at his place at the table with a smirk on his face. What Mr. Trump had to say about removing the violence from Islam was a big joke to him.

Another thing I find pathetic is the $100 billion worth of weapons that we’ve just sold to Saudi Arabia. Mr. Trump is a businessman, and I suppose he doesn’t want to pass up a deal that will help America workers. But if I were an American worker in one of the factories that was building weapons that were going to Saudi Arabia, I wouldn’t feel too happy about that. These weapons supposedly will be use to fight against the allies of Iran on the Arabian Peninsula. It is really pathetic. Even in Afghanistan, where we train the Army of Afghanistan to fight the Taliban enemy, some of the Afghan soldiers have turned their weapons on American troops. The U.S. Army calls incidents such as these, “Insider Attacks.” A Muslim Afghan soldier would rather fight and kill an infidel American soldier rather than a Muslim Taliban soldier.
As for Saudi Arabia, they have an old saying, “A friend of my enemy is my enemy.” We are friends of Israel whom they hate. So they hate us. They could someday use these weapons to fight Israel or even the USA.



NOT MY VICE PRESIDENT

April 30, 2017 Sunday. There’s a phrase which some Americans say when they disapprove of most of the actions and policies of the current US president, which is: “He is not my president.“ This, I think, has been going on since Bill Clinton. Today, many people declare that Donald Trump is not their president. I like Donald Trump; and I think he is doing a great job so far. However, from what I’ve heard Vice President Mike Pence say recently about the Muslims in Indonesia, I would have to say, Mike Pence is not my vice president.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/04/pence-indonesias-tradition-of-moderate-islam-frankly-is-an-inspiration-to-the-world

Vice President Mike Pence had high praise for Indonesia’s Islam religion. However, Jihad Watch had quite a few not so nice things to say about the religion of Indonesia. Hopefully, those are his words and not the words or policy of President Donald Trump.



UNWARRANTED HATRED OF MUSLIMS?

April 4, 2017 Tuesday. “There are lies, damnable lies, and there are statistics.” so goes the old saying. Last Month, a writer wrote to the editor of the Buffalo News that even though racism and bigotry are unacceptable emotions which we Americans frown upon, hatred of Muslims is justified because of all the terrorist actions that have taken place. However, the writer cited FBI statistics that show between 1980 to 2005, only 6% of terrorist attacks were inspired by the religion of Islam. Even some web sites on the Internet emphasis this fact. They leave out the years 2006 through 2016 when many vicious terrorist attacks were perpetrated by Muslims.



US COURT JUDGE IN HAWAII STRIKES DOWN PRES. TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON BANNING IMMIGRATION FROM SIX MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES

March 17, 2017 Friday. Apparently the Constitution of United States, particularly the First Amendment, says all people everywhere, including are enemies who want to destroy us, have the right to enter the country. We cannot exclude them, according to the order of the U.S. Court in Hawaii. To exclude them would violate the law against religion. Islam is not a religion. It is an anti-religion.


IT’S A HIT! IT’S A HIT!

February 14, 2017 Tuesday. A video made by Steve Gern, a retired US Marine sergeant, about not welcoming Muslims into the country was viewed by over 44 million people.










The retired Marine sergeant asked the Iraqi locals if they would allow him to walk around in their street. They said no, they would kill him. Then he asked them why America should allow them into our country if that is the kind of attitude they have for us.
There’s another interesting video I saw today is from Jamie Glazov’s The Glazov Gang. He tells about his parents’ difficulties in the Soviet Union. He says he is glad he and his parents were able to get out of there and come to America. But now, he is seeing the same thing happening in America that he saw in the old Soviet Union.









He says our America colleges and universities are being indoctrinated by the teachings of Saul Alinsky. These teachings are much like communism and Nazism. They are also similar to Islam. Obama was a student of Saul Alinsky. He was bringing a lot of Muslims into this country. Hillary Clinton had planned to bring in five times more Muslims into the country than Obama did. He mentions the Ft. Hood massacre and the Boston Marathon bombing. He mentions the Islamic weapon called higrah in which the Moslems overwhelm their host country with numerically superior Muslim immigrants. He says our institutions are dominated by the Left. Then he says that there is a difference between Islam and the Muslims.

Jamie is very happy that Hillary lost the election; and he thanks God that Donald Trump won the White House.Jamie tries to distinguish a moderate or peaceful Muslim from a violent radical Muslim who wages bloody jihad against the Christians, Jews, Americans, and Israelis. I believe, like Sgt. Steve Gern, that this is impossible to do. You cannot tell a peaceful Muslim from a violent Muslim. A “peaceful” Muslim is peaceful only because he is not practicing his religion. That’s the kind of Muslim we welcome into this country. We welcome a Muslim as long as he does not practice his religion.

Two recent examples of why we cannot trust Muslims: 1) a young Muslim woman teacher who tweets on the Internet that we should kill Jews. 2) a young Muslim policeman who admitted to 17 sex crimes against minors. These two incidents were in the United States. These two represent the best and finest and most trustworthy aspects of our society: the teach whom we trust to care for our children; and the police officer whom we trust to protect us from lawbreakers and also to help in other ways.

One odd thing about the banning of immigrants from the seven Muslim nations is the omission of Saudi Arabia. Of the 19 hijackers in the 9-11 attacks, 15 were from Saudi Arabia, yet, today Saudi Arabians can come and go to and from the U.S. It is also strange that of all the weapons we sell to other nations, Saudi Arabia is our best customer. They buy 20% of all the weapons that we export.


PATRIOT’S DAY (9/11)

September 11, 2016 Sunday. When al-qada attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon fifteen years ago, I was asleep. I was working second shift at a romance ad company known as NVS. My mother woke me up saying, what I thought was, “A girl was killed at the Trade Center.” I went to the TV and saw the World Trade Center smoking. And then it collapsed. I told my mother, “The World Trade Center collapsed!” She said she knows. It happened several minutes ago. When I saw those buildings come down, I said to myself, “Someone is ready and willing to go to war with us.“ I went to work that day. One guy, Peter, who was up on his current events, said it was probably the deed of Osama bin Laden. I never heard of Osama bin Laden before. We had a TV set in the lunchroom and we were watching the Twin Towers being struck and collapsing over and over again. We also saw the Arabs in Lebanon cheering and dancing and passing candy to each other. I was so angry and said to one lady that we ought to conquer Lebanon “and make them live under the flag they hate. Make them live under the flag they hate.” She said she was scared.

President Bush was in Florida in a grammar school class when the three planes struck the towers and the Pentagon. He immediately left the school building, took off in Air Force One and hide in a bunker in Arkansas. He then flew back to Washington and told the nation that Islam is a religion of peace. Yet they hid certain facts from us. Al-qada invoke the name of Allah 80 or 90 times as their reason for their terrorist acts. They are never short of manpower. They have so many who want to join their ranks that they have to turn some away. And where do they find all these recruits? From the peaceful religion of Islam, that’s where.


One of the laws of terrorism for a successful war of terrorism is that the terrorists must have a country to operate from--a sort of a safe haven where they can receive military and financial support, rest, and new recruits.



The Father of ISIS


August 16, 2016 Tuesday. Last week, Donald Trump made a controversial statement that Obama was the founder of ISIS. He explained that Obama pulled our troops from Iraq, and thus allowed ISIS to take much of Iraq.

I believe Obama can be called the founder of ISIS. Whether he did this intentionally or accidentally is another matter. I think it would be closer to the truth if we say that he did this intentionally. From what I remember, we were going to arm the good Muslims to fight the bad Muslims. Almost everyone thought that this was a good idea. I did not. I thought by arming the Muslims, they would turn their weapons against the Christians.

Another thing I read about ISIS is that they were trained by (Are you ready for this?) the U.S. Army.

http://www.truthandaction.org/us-trained-isis-forces-jordan-base/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/08/18/the-terrorists-fighting-us-now-we-just-finished-training-them/?utm_term=.0246fc69f576

Obama has tried to keep arms out of the hands of the Kurds who are fighting ISIS; and he has told our Arab allies not to arm the Kurds

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/07/02/did-obama-block-arab-allies-from-directly-arming-the-kurds/

He has called them a J.V. team that is not worth serious consideration.



The Orlando Massacre

June 16, 2016 Thursday. Last Sunday morning, at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, a lone gunman armed with an AR- M15 rifle opened fire and killed 49 people and also injuring dozens more. The gunman claimed to be a member of ISIS and said he was taking orders from ISIS. It is said that this was the second worst mass killing in the United States since the 9/11 attacks. The gunman said he was enraged when he saw two men kissing. In the aftermath, there is confusion as to what should have been done to prevent this shooting; and what should we do to prevent another shooting in the future. There are also questions about whether the shooter was insane or did he have an accomplice, or was he really a member of ISIS, or should we say ISIL.

On the Megan Kelly Show on Fox News, Megan went to interview the local imam to hear what he had to say about the young man shooter. He told her he doesn’t understand how he could do that. Well, I do. Muslims are taught to hate the Jews, the Christians and the other infidels from the time they can talk. A few other things I understand:

1) Muslim terrorists want to kill as many people at one time and in one place.

2) Muslim terrorists have a strategy of bleeding us infidels dry, like mosquitoes, a little bit at a time over a long period of time.

3) Obama still refuses to call our Muslim enemies by their true name, and instead used the term “extremists.” I truly believe that Obama is a Muslim, that he is doing all he can to destroy this country. He has weakened our defenses; and has allowed our borders to be opened to infiltration by ISIS. He has filled important positions in the government with Muslims, such as in the CIA. He insists that everyone in his administration call the Islamic terrorist group in Syria ISIL rather than ISIS. What’s the difference? According to this web site

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/why_does_obama_call_isis_isil.html

the term ISIS refers to the area of Syria and Iraq that the terrorist organization the world knows as ISIS controls. The term ISIL refers not only to what ISIS now controls, but also to Israel, the Sinai Peninsula, west Jordan, and the Gaza strip. This is nothing less that treachery, as well as an insult to Israel--our only ally in the Middle East.


Muslim Prayer Time

January 19, 2016 Tuesday. Currently the topic of discussion on the Tom Bauerle Show on WBEN-AM radio in Buffalo and on the Megan Kelly Show on Fox News is the protest Muslims are making about their employer Ariens taking away their prayer times during work hours. When I worked at Wonder Bread (my first job), the Catholics had to work on Sundays, even on Easter Sunday, like everybody else. And the Jews had to work on Friday nights and Saturdays just like everybody else. We were told that if we wanted time off for religion then we should go look for another job. But Muslims are different. They get prayer times while everybody else has to work. This makes them superior to everybody else because they have something the infidels don’t have. It also makes converting to Islam a good thing because as a Muslim, an employee would have more benefits in the work place than if he or she were a non-Muslim. This same sort of thing happens in our prison system where Muslims are allowed more privileges to practice their religious beliefs than the Protestants or the Catholics. The other prisoners see this, and so naturally they convert to Islam in order to enjoy the extra privileges. This is one reason why Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States.

In the Bible, Jesus tells us, “When you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly.” (Matthew 6:6) There is no set time for a Christian to pray. Paul tells us Christians, “Pray without ceasing.” (I Thessalonians 5:17) I try to follow that commandment. Instead of thinking thoughts to myself, I turn them into prayers. For example, instead of thinking to myself, “What was I suppose to do at 3 o’clock this afternoon,” I would pray, “What was I suppose to do at 3 o’clock this afternoon, Father?”

Jesus criticized the Jews in Matthew 6:5 by saying, “When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets that they may be seen of men. Verily I say to you, They have their reward.” But Muslims not only pray in public, they demand public Muslim-only prayer rooms. And they demand to pray with pay during work time.

It is sometimes customary for us Christians to get down on our knees and pray. But Muslims seem to prefer laying face down on the floor with their fannies sticking up in the air. * I remember seeing a picture of hundreds of Muslims laying on a busy street in France for their prayer time, taking up a lot of space, and blocking traffic. The police didn’t dare try to disturb them.


* (I should be careful about the way they worship. This is a very humble form of worship and it may even be found in the Bible. In Revelation 19:9-10, an angel was talking to John. Then John tells us, “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me. ‘See that you do it not; I am your fellow servant and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” The trouble is, Muslims don‘t worship God. They hate Jesus. If they hate Jesus, then they hate God his Father.)

Prayer time for the Muslims is nothing more than another demonstration of their superiority over the infidel. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.


It is also a requirement of Islam for Muslims to make a big stink (riots, protests, lawsuits) if they don't get their way. They are not allowed to accept persecution. They are commanded to always fight it.


What do Muslims pray about? Here’s one Muslim prayer found on the Internet; it may not be a prayer. It may only be a wish. But here it is anyway:

"May Allah rip out his spine from his back and split his brains in two, and then put them both back, and then do it over and over again."

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2005/06/may-allah-rip-out-his-spine-from-his-back-and-split-his-brains-in-two-and-then-put-them-both-back-an

Witnesses say that the 9/11 hijackers were praying before they boarded the planes they smashed into the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. It may not always be a bad thing when a Muslim prays; but it is not always a good thing.

When a Muslim prays for evil, does God hear such a prayer? What does God think of such a prayer? In Proverbs 28:9, it says,
“He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.”
And what is the law? The law is love.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind.”
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”


The Roseburg Shooter


October 1, 2015 Thursday. A young man shoots 18 young people at an Oregon community college. Nine are dead, and nine are injured. Before he shot his victims, he asked each one what their religion was. If the victim answered, "Christian," he was shot in the head. Any other religion, he shot them in the leg. This is what Muslims do all over the world--in Nigeria, in Syria, everywhere where there's jihad. And, thanks to the Internet, Islam is recruiting new converts right here in America (homegrown jihadists)  to wage war against the Jews and the Christians. They single out the Christians and kill them.


The Iran Nuclear Deal


August 5, 2015 Wednesday. I was listening to Tom Baulerle of WBEN-AM radio in Buffalo talk about the Iran Nuclear Deal. He was playing a sound bit of Neville Chamberlain after he signed the Munich Peace Treaty with Hitler. Neville Chamberlain was hero for bringing about "peace in our time." But a year later, he was a fool because Hitler simply ignored the treaty and had his armies occupy the rest of Czechoslovakia. A treaty with a dictator is nothing but a piece of paper. Another case in point is the Paris Peace Treaty which ended the war in Vietnam. U.S. Secretary of State signed that agreement 80 times. But when US troops were withdrawn from the war zone, the North Vietnamese took over South Vietnam. The Iran Nuclear Deal is far worse than anything in the history of the world. We are giving Iran $100,000,000. Plus, we are lifting economic sanctions that were badly crippling Iran. In return we get nothing. We are not allowed to inspect Iran's nuclear facilities to make sure they are not cheating. There are four Americans in Iran's prisons who are not being released.



Domestic Terrorist Attack & the Constitutional Convention

July 16, 2015. Thursday.  Four US Marines were shot dead by a Muslim,  Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, who was shooting a pistol or rifle at two recruiting centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Muslim was born in Kuwait and raised in Jordan. He came with his family to this country and was a student at the University of Tennessee where he has a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was the nicest guy you've ever met. He was popular in school. He like wrestling.

What should we do now? FBI Director reported to Obama and gave him all the up-to-the-minute details of horrible act of terror. He might as well be talking to Mohammed's mother or father. Obama is a Muslim and an enemy and is doing his best to destroy America. He has been importing Muslims from Pakistan and Somalia by the thousands every month.  He leaves the border with Mexico open so that members of ISIS can sneak into this country if they want to. One commentator on Sean Hannity's TV show said we must be careful not to alienate the America Muslims because they are good citizens. Well, so was Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez a good citizen until he opened fire on two Marine recruiting stations in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The solution is total war against Islam. We must take away their citizenship. They should be deported to Saudi Arabia or sent to internment camps until they renounce their religion. They should not be allowed to vote or hold office. They should not be allowed to use our courts like CAIR does to sue Americans. Our children should be taught the evils of Islam in school.  All copies of the Koran must be destroyed.  All their mosques must be confiscated or destroyed. They have said that a mosque is a fortress and a symbol of conquest.  This should be in our Constitution--nothing Islamic should be allowed in this country nor on the Internet. Only that it should be called and treated as evil.  According to Pew Research, the total Muslim population in America is now 2.6 million. It is predicted that because of the increase in immigrants the Muslim population will be 6.2 million by the year 2030.

After the 9-11 attacks, many Americans wrote to their newspapers that whatever we might call them, we should not call them intelligent beings because intelligent beings would never do such things. How foolish! Intelligent beings invented the hydrogen bomb and are threatening their own existence. And these intelligent Muslims are learning and acquiring our technology to use against us. According to the FBI, their technology, particularly in cryptology, will be so sophisticated in the near future that we will not be able to track them down.  It is imperative to defeat and destroy Islam before it becomes impossible to do so.

July 17, 2015 Saturday. A fifth serviceman, a Navy SEAL, has died from his wounds inflicted on him by Mohammod Youssuf Ab-disease. ISIS and all the Muslim world must be delighted by the lingering pain and death suffered by this Marine as well as the four deaths of the Marines. Their method of execution is beheading. But that's not the whole story. They try to do the cutting of the neck as slowly as they can so that death is painfully slow--about two minutes. Monsters and butchers is what they are! FOX News reported on, and even interviewed, a woman in Oklahoma whose neck was being cut by a Muslim employee before he was shot to death by an armed guard not too long ago--maybe a year and a half ago.


http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/06/24/megyn-kelly-interviews-traci-johnson-okla-woman-who-was-nearly-beheaded

The Muslim had already cut off the head of a first woman whose blood was all over the office. I read a few years ago about how Muslims in Africa captured some Christians. The Christians refused to give up their faith. They drove a spike into the head of one Christian. After that, the other Christians converted to Islam. Other Muslim horror stories can be found each day by clicking Robert Spencer's web sitehttp://www.jihadwatch.org.



“I HOPE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN HERE.”

When I was sick with my heart problem six years ago (April 2010) and went to St. Joseph’s Hospital, the attending nurse was a lady from Indonesia. She was a Christian and said she had left her country because of religious reasons. She was telling me how the Muslims there were burning down the churches. Then she said, “I hope that doesn’t happen here.”

Unfortunately, that appears to be happening here. The Muslim in the White House is bringing in three hundred Muslims into the country every day. Hillary plans to bring in five times more Muslim immigrants if and when she become president. Eventually, the Muslim population will grow greater and greater so that they will be the majority religion in the United States. And they will burn down the Christian churches here just like they are doing in Indonesia.


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"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war."








There was a video here in which Ann Coulter repeated these words which she spoke after the 9/11 attack.
































The video above shows how ingrained the Muslim Brotherhood is rooted in our own government. It may be too late to do anything about it anymore.


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THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM


This information on the Five Pillars of Islam is what I copied from the following web site:

http://www.islam-guide.com/ch3-16.htm

It may be helpful to understand how it differs from the teachings of the Bible.

What Are the Five Pillars of Islam?

The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of the Muslim life. They are the testimony of faith, prayer, giving zakat (support of the needy), fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the pilgrimage to Makkah once in a lifetime for those who are able.

1) The Testimony of Faith:

The testimony of faith is saying with conviction, “La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah.” This saying means “There is no true god (deity) but God (Allah),1 and Muhammad is the Messenger (Prophet) of God.” The first part, “There is no true god but God,” means that none has the right to be worshipped but God alone, and that God has neither partner nor son. This testimony of faith is called the Shahada, a simple formula which should be said with conviction in order to convert to Islam (as explained previously on this page). The testimony of faith is the most important pillar of Islam.


What I want to comment about is the part where it says, “The first part, ‘There is no true god but God,’ means that none has the right to be worshipped by God alone, and that God has neither partner nor son.” The Muslims must deny that Jesus is the Son of God, or else they are not Muslims. They cannot admit that God can have a son. They are the most productive people in the world when it comes to raising children. Each Muslim couple has an average of three children. Yet they cannot allow the thought of God having any children of his own to enter their minds.


2) Prayer:

Muslims perform five prayers a day. Each prayer does not take more than a few minutes to perform. Prayer in Islam is a direct link between the worshipper and God. There are no intermediaries between God and the worshipper.

In prayer, a person feels inner happiness, peace, and comfort, and that God is pleased with him or her. The Prophet Muhammad said: {Bilal, call (the people) to prayer, let us be comforted by it.}2 Bilal was one of Muhammad’s companions who was charged to call the people to prayers.

Prayers are performed at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and night. A Muslim may pray almost anywhere, such as in fields, offices, factories, or universities.


It sounds okay to me. The Apostle Paul said we should pray constantly to God. But Muslims seem to make problems for everyone else when it comes time for them to pray. They demand a special prayer room from their employers where no one else can go, as well as special prayer time that nobody else has. They could be on a busy street in the middle of traffic or at a busy airport, and then everyone has to watch out that they don’t trip or run over them as they lay prostrate on the ground. Jesus said if you pray openly to be praised by men; amen, you have your reward. But if you pray in secret, then your heavenly Father will reward you openly.


3) Giving Zakat (Support of the Needy):

All things belong to God, and wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust.

The original meaning of the word zakat is both ‘purification’ and ‘growth.’ Giving zakat means ‘giving a specified percentage on certain properties to certain classes of needy people.’ The percentage which is due on gold, silver, and cash funds that have reached the amount of about 85 grams of gold and held in possession for one lunar year is two and a half percent. Our possessions are purified by setting aside a small portion for those in need, and, like the pruning of plants, this cutting back balances and encourages new growth.

A person may also give as much as he or she pleases as voluntary alms or charity.


When I was first reading about “new growth,” I thought this “new growth” had to do with spiritual growth and the strengthening of the inner spirit of giving and charity. More likely, it has to do with the building of mosques, the support of the imams, and spreading their religion to the ends of the earth. There’s nothing wrong with this. The Catholic Church and the Protestant religion do the same thing. They tell their parishioners that they must support the needs of the church and to help its missionaries spread the gospel throughout the world. But that is not all that Muslims do. In nations where Islam is the majority religion, Muslims impose on non-Muslims (or “dhimmis” as they are called) a tax which is called a jizyah. It is responsible for non Muslims converting to Muslims in the past to avoid paying the tax. In modern times, most Christians and Jews have emigrated to other lands to avoid paying the jizyah.


4) Fasting the Month of Ramadan:

Every year in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast from dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations.

Although the fast is beneficial to health, it is regarded principally as a method of spiritual self-purification. By cutting oneself off from worldly comforts, even for a short time, a fasting person gains true sympathy with those who go hungry, as well as growth in his or her spiritual life.

Ramadan last for 30 days near the start of summer. The bad thing about Ramadan is that the tail end includes July 4th, Independence Day, for the United States. I’ve read some school or institution, refused to celebrate Independence Day out of respect for Ramadan. Yet Mohammad made a raid during Ramadan. And it is permissible for Muslims to go to war during Ramadan.


Fasting from dawn to sundown is no big deal. If you are Jewish or someone who keeps the Day of Atonement, you know how it feels to fast from food and water for a full 24 hours. The last six hours of the fast are really brutal. When I was in the Worldwide Church of God and was fasting, I was so weak that my 60-year old mother could take me by the arm and whip me across the room like a wet noodle.

We should always be careful about fasting. It does ;provide healthful benefits at times. I use to fast whenever I got the flu. The old saying “Feed a cold, starve a fever” is wrong according to Armstrong. It should be, “If you feed a cold, you may have to stave a fever.” When was sick with the flu one time, I was sick for days and days and day and days without end. I decided I had enough. I had been eating moderately while I was sick. I wasn’t eating any ice cream or cold soda pop. Yet, the next day, I was still feeling weak and tired from the flu. I decided to fast until whatever happens happens--either I go or the flu goes. The flu went away after fasting about a day and a half.

Like I said, fasting can be dangerous. Armstrong’s first wife died of a needless fast. Some people fast from food and water, but they don’t fast from their daily prescription medications. The medications without the food and water becomes an overdose from which they may die from. So be careful if and when you fast.


5) The Pilgrimage to Makkah:

The annual pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makkah is an obligation once in a lifetime for those who are physically and financially able to perform it. About two million people go to Makkah each year from every corner of the globe. Although Makkah is always filled with visitors, the annual Hajj is performed in the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar. Male pilgrims wear special simple clothes which strip away distinctions of class and culture so that all stand equal before God.

The rites of the Hajj include circling the Kaaba seven times and going seven times between the hillocks of Safa and Marwa, as Hagar did during her search for water. Then the pilgrims stand together in Arafa5 and ask God for what they wish and for His forgiveness, in what is often thought of as a preview of the Day of Judgment.

The end of the Hajj is marked by a festival, Eid Al-Adha, which is celebrated with prayers. This, and Eid al-Fitr, a feast-day commemorating the end of Ramadan, are the two annual festivals of the Muslim calendar.

This sounds okay. In the future, everyone will be required to make the journey to Jerusalem. And if they don’t, God will punish nations such as Egypt who refuse to go up to Jerusalem to worship God during the fall Jewish feast. But for now, as Jesus said to the woman in Sameria, “Woman, believe me, the hour comes when you shall neither in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem worship the Father.” "For the hour comes and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeks such to worship him.” John 4:21 & 23