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It may seem presumptuous, proud, and far from prudent for me to correct President Obama but I doubt if anyone else will do so, so I will. Obama was wrong, very wrong when he said in his speech, “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not ‘Islamic.’ No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state.”
First of all ISIL does not become a state by his permission. To be a state the leaders must own and control the territory in question. ISIL is as much a state as the Palestinian Authority. In fact, more so since ISIL has far more territory, far more warriors, and far more money and equipment. ISIL is a state and it is a constantly growing state.
However, Obama’s biggest mistake was stating that ISIL “is not Islamic.” But of course it is. If it is anything, it is Islamic. Its leaders, as slaves to the Koran, pray Islamic prayers, follow the teaching of Mohammed, attend Friday mosque and profess to be Muslims. All one must do is profess that Allah is God and Mohammed is his prophet. But then I can understand why Obama would not want to recognize that earth-shaking fact!
Obama, on a slippery slope, then says that no religion condones the killing of innocents. Has he been in a cave all his life or just spent too much time on the golf course in the hot sun? All educated people know that there have been numerous massacres perpetrated by various religions and many still defend their actions!
The Massacre of the Latins was a massive massacre of the Roman Catholic inhabitants of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, by the Eastern Orthodox population of the city in May 1182. Up to 60,000 Roman Catholics were killed by other “Christians” so that was “Christian” against “Christian.” However, I think both groups were theological thugs with little relationship to Bible Christianity. Christ wept at Lazarus’ funeral (before He raised him from the dead) but I think He might have wept again over the tragedy in Constantinople.
The St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre in 1572 was one of the most infamous killings by Roman Catholic mobs. They killed up to 30,000 French Protestants during the French Wars of Religion.
But it gets worse. In the 1500s, India’s Thuggee sect (followers of the bloodthirsty goddess Kali) strangled about two million people as sacrifices to appease the bloodthirsty goddess Kali. Thugs killed about 20,000 people a year in the 1800s until British rulers exterminated them. At a trial in 1840, one Thug was accused of killing 931 people.
The Aztecs came to power in the 1300s and made human sacrifice an evil art. About 20,000 people were killed yearly to placate their gods, primarily the sun god who could only be mollified by human blood. Priests, who were highly efficient killers, cut out the hearts of sacrifice victims and some bodies were eaten. Other victims were beheaded, thrown from the tops of their temples, or burned. At one king’s coronation, 80,000 prisoners were butchered to satisfy the gods. Another author reports that in a rite to the maize goddess, a virgin danced for 24 hours, then was killed and skinned and her skin was worn by a priest in further dancing.
What did Obama say about “No religion condones the killing of innocents.”
But maybe it would be advisable for me to concentrate on Muslim massacres of innocent people!
The massacre of the Bulgarians in the southern town of Batak by 8,000 Ottoman Muslim troops on April 30, 1876 at the beginning of the April Uprising was described as “the most heinous crime to stain the history of the 19th century.” About 15,000 men, women, and children were raped, tortured, and then beheaded by the followers of the “peaceful religion” of Islam. The entire town was burned to the ground.
Two other massacres known as the “Armenian Massacres of 1894–1896″ and the “Great Massacres,’ were committed by Muslims of the Ottoman Empire. There were up to 300,000 killed leaving at least 50,000 children orphaned.
The 1909 massacre of Armenian Christians by Ottoman Muslims in the city of Adana resulted in a series of anti-Armenian mob violence throughout the district. The estimated death count was up to 30,000 Christians. Are you still with me Obama?
In April 24, 1915 the Muslim officials ordered the deportation of practically the entire Armenian and Assyrian Christian populations of modern Turkey to Syria and Iraq, and to massacre many of them during the removal. By the end of the year, 1,500,000 Armenians and 250,000 Assyrians had been murdered. Many women were raped and children were kidnapped and enslaved to be brought up as Muslims. Many Christians, especially women, were crucified (photographs are available). This mass murder by Muslims prompted the first use of the word, “genocide.”
Okay, Obama, are you convinced now? Can we hear you say that you and your speech writers made a glaring error or was it a glaring deception trying to put Islam in a better light? Radical Muslims of today are only doing what their leader taught them to do and what they have been doing since the seventh century. They are international bullies that specialize in beheadings.
The Meccans began a two-week siege of Medina in 627, known as the Battle of the Trench; some Jews helped in defense of the city, but most were neutral. Mohammed questioned their loyalty, and after the battle Mohammed had all Jews in the crosshairs. He said that the judgment of God was “the Jews shall be killed.” During the night, ditches sufficient to contain the dead bodies were dug across the market place of the city. In the morning, Mohammed ordered the male captives to be brought forth in companies of five or six at a time. Each company was forced to sit in a row on the edge of the trench (mass grave) and were there beheaded. The bodies were cast in the trench. Some of the women were given to his troops and others sold into slavery. The butchery lasted all day and into the night with the beheading of at least 800 men.
After the killing spree was over, Mohammed relieved his stress by sleeping with Rihana whose husband and all her male relatives had just been beheaded! War is so stressful! And civilization marches on.
Our national leaders like Bush, Obama, Biden, Reed, Ad nauseam will not admit that we are involved in a clash of cultures and a religious war that could last a hundred years! It is not a war of our making and will not be won by bombs, bullets, or battalions.
When America’s next major terrorist attack happens you may notice that Obama, Biden, and Company’s unwisely and hastily adopted sympathy and pandering to all things Muslim will be discarded as quickly as long underwear in a Texas heat wave.
(Friday Church News Notes, September 12, 2014, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) - One of the strongholds of the ancient Bible-believing Waldenses was the northern Italian Alps. The term “Waldenses” refers to “people of the valleys,” and there are four major valleys in the Cottian Alps that formed the historic home of these Waldensians: Val Germanasca, Val Chisone, Val Angrogna, and Val Pellice. To the north is Switzerland and to the west, France. In 2003, we drove part way up two of these valleys. Even today there are not many roads. In particular, we visited the following towns and villages: Torre Pellice, Villar Pellice, Luserna, Gianavella, Bobbio Pellice, Rora, Lorenzo, Chanforan, and Serra. All of these valleys were scenes of terrible Roman Catholic persecutions during the 15th to 17th centuries. The papal cruelties perpetuated against the Bible-believing Christians were vicious. The following brief account of a just few of these fearful acts is given by a Waldensian pastor: “There is no town in Piedmont under a Vaudois pastor, where some of our brethren have not been put to death ... Hugo Chiamps of Finestrelle had his entrails torn from his living body, at Turin. Peter Geymarali of Bobbio, in like manner, had his entrails taken out at Lucerna, and a fierce cat thrust in their place to torture him further; Maria Romano was buried alive at Rocco-patia; Magdalen Foulano underwent the same fate at San Giovanni; Susan Michelini was bound hand and foot, and left to perish of cold and hunger at Saracena. Bartholomew Fache, gashed with sabres, had the wounds filled up with quicklime, and perished thus in agony at Fenile; Daniel Michelini had his tongue torn out at Bobbio for having praised God. James Baridari perished covered with sulphurous matches, which had been forced into his flesh under the nails, between the fingers, in the nostrils, in the lips, and over all his body, and then lighted. Daniel Revelli had his mouth filled with gunpowder, which, being lighted, blew his head to pieces. Maria Monnen, taken at Liousa, had the flesh cut from her cheek and chin bone, so that her jaw was left bare, and she was thus left to perish. Paul Garnier was slowly sliced to pieces at Rora. Thomas Margueti was mutilated in an indescribable manner at Miraboco, and Susan Jaquin cut in bits at La Torre. Sara Rostagnol was slit open from the legs to the bosom, and so left to perish on the road between Eyral and Lucerna. Anne Charbonnier was impaled and carried thus on a pike, as a standard, from San Giovanni to La Torre. Daniel Rambaud, at Paesano, had his nails torn off, then his fingers chopped off, then his feet and his hands, then his arms and his legs, with each successive refusal on his part to abjure the Gospel” (Alexis Muston, The Israel of the Alps: A History of the Waldenses).