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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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FORMER JORDANIAN MINISTER: ISLAM WILL SEIZE ROME & AMERICA WILL COME TO AN END


EXCERPTS FROM
CNA- "A former Jordanian minister has seized upon commentary about the decline of Western power, saying on Arabic-language television that Islam will conquer Rome. He went on to say that Spain is an Islamic land that should be retaken and that America has begun to realize its “end is near.”

"The remarks by former Jordanian Minister of Religious Endowment Ali Al-Faqir were broadcast on Al-Aqsa TV on May 2.

"According to a transcript prepared by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Al-Faqir said Palestine from the Jordan to the Mediterranean is an Islamic land. “Spain – Andalusia – is also the land of Islam,” he said.

“Islamic lands that were occupied by the enemies will once again become Islamic. Furthermore, we will reach beyond these countries, which are lost at one point. We proclaim that we will conquer Rome, like Constantinople was conquered once, and as it will be conquered again.

“America has occupied, thundered, and foamed with rage, and proclaimed, like
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ISLAM WILL VERY SOON CONQUER ROME

A Palestinian MP representing Hamas declared in a televised message that Islam will "very soon" conquer Rome, spread throughout Europe and finally take over the Americas.

Yunis Al-Astal, a Muslim cleric, said in an April 11 broadcast on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV,
"Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our Prophet Muhammad.

"Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam. This capital of theirs will be an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, and even Eastern Europe.

"I believe that our children or our grandchildren will inherit our jihad (holy war) and our sacrifices, and Allah willing, the commanders of the conquest will come from among them," he said. "Today, we instill these good tidings in their souls, and by means of the mosques and the Quran books, and the history of our prophets, his companions, and the great leaders, we prepare them for the mission of saving humanity from the hellfire on the brink of which they stand."

A segment of the address was taped and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI.

Photograph: Doctored!

ON A MISSION OF TRUTH






Wafa Sultan witnessed the worst of Islam and is now on a mission. All of Christianity should also be on a mission as well, to bring Jesus -the Son of God to those who live in darkness.









BRTISH TEACHER ARRESTED & FACES 40 LASHES FOR NAMING TEDDY BEAR MOHAMED

From Dailymail: A British teacher is facing 40 lashes from a Sharia court in Sudan where she has been accused of insulting Islam by naming a teddy bear Mohamed.

Gillian Gibbons, 54, was being interrogated at a police station in the capital Khartoum today.

She had been working at one of the city's exclusive British schools for the past three months since giving up her job in Liverpool.

Twenty out of 23 pupils voted for Mohamed, which is also the name of one of the most popular boys in the class.

Mrs Gibbons had wanted to call the bear Faris but was overruled by the children, said a teacher who asked not to be named.

Children were asked to take the teddy home each
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SAUDI KING AND HIS GIFT FOR THE POPE



We all heard how the King of Saudi Arabia visited the Pope this past week and that the Pope expressed his grief over the discrimination of Christian minorities in Muslim lands. But what most of us do not know is that the two exchanged gifts--Pope Benedict XVI gave the Saudi monarch an old painting of the Vatican while the king's gift to the pontiff was a sword.

Excerpts From
newyorksun.com: "As a gift from from a leading Islamic fundamentalist nation, a sword is about as clear a symbol of intolerance as there can be; and indeed, swords are used for public decapitations in Saudi Arabia on Fridays. The U.S. State Department's yearly human rights report cites Saudi Arabia for bigotry toward non-Muslims, including "harassment, abuse, and even killings at the hands of the Muttawa (religious police)."

"The newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said the Vatican hoped the meeting with the Saudi king would produce a frank dialogue
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TO UNDERSTAND THE CALIPHATE IS TO UNDERSTAND THE NEXT MOVES OF RADICAL ISLAM





Here is a talk given by Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch about the next moves of Radical Islam.

PAINTBALL JIHAD


"... the time will come when anyone who kills you will think that by doing this he is serving God. People will do these things to you because they have not known either the Father or me." John 16:2-3

If you have ever participated in paintball then you know how effective such training could be for jihad--and right in our own backyard.

From NewsScotsman.com: U.K. An undercover police officer who went paintballing with a gang of suspected extremists was told it was preparation for jihad, a court heard yesterday.

The agent described how up to 25 young men travelled from east London for a day of outdoor activities in Berkshire.

But the officer told Woolwich Crown Court the alleged ringleader of the group, Mohammed Hamid, 50, quickly revealed the trip's true purpose.

The man, known as Dawood, said: "He told us the training was in preparation for jihad."

Five men are on trial accused of plotting to stage terrorist training camps at various UK locations. They deny the offences and the trial continues.

POPE CONDEMNS HATE AND VIOLENCE IN THE NAME OF GOD AND RELIGION

"To hate no man."
St Benedict, Rule No 4

"No religion is from God which contradicts our sense of right and wrong"
Card. Newman


NAPLES, Italy, OCT. 21, 2007 (Compiled from various news sources): Pope Benedict XVI urged the world's religious leaders not to allow God's name to be used to justify violence.

"Faced with a world lacerated by conflicts," the Holy Father said, "where at times violence is justified in the name of God, it is important to re-emphasize that religion can never be a vehicle of hate; never, in the

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AL QAEDA CALLS ON N. AFRICAN MUSLIMS TO CLEANSE SOUTHERN EUROPE OF FRENCH AND SPANISH

We must take seriously the words of Al Qaeda. If there is one thing we have learned from this heretical cult is that they are persistent about their targets. They want the return of Andalusia and the submission of the "Crusaders and their children" under Allah, just as they wanted to bring about the destruction of the World Trade Center. They have taken aim and we can either bask in our denial, or pray and fast for the conversion of Islam and the reconversion of Europe. "A Christian revolution can succeed only by the use of just those means which are beyond the ability of others to use. If faith is able to move mountains, is it powerless to shift the mighty from their seats? If Christians, who live by faith in their private lives, lay aside their faith when they approach the things of political and social life, they must be content to be towed like slaves in the wake of history." J. Maritain

From Rueters: "Al Qaeda's second-in-command urged north Africa's Muslims in a video tape posted on Thursday to "cleanse" their land of Spaniards and French as a way to restore Muslim rule Read More...

EUROPE NEEDS CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES TO COUNTER THE GROWING NUMBER OF CONVERSIONS TO ISLAM

Two recent converts to Islam named Fritz and Daniel were recently arrested for plotting a terror attack and the West looks on in astonishment as to why they would choose to convert to Islam and become terrorists (see here and here).

These "nice" German young men were most likely raised in a secular environment where hedonism, free sex, and materialism was the norm. They probably never encountered true Christianity that demands a counter-cultural sacrifice, rejects worldliness and stresses eternal consequences for one's actions --because there were no Christians to tell them the truth.

After imbibing all the world had to offer they were left feeling empty and began to search. They were thirsting for truth and something to live and die for. But instead of finding the living truth Truth in Jesus Christ and His Church, they followed a lie that demanded a commitment from them while seemingly providing them with a purpose--
jihad!

Now because the West has apostatized and acquiesced on every front, we must watch as conversions to Islam grow among Europeans. These conversions are the product of institutionalized nihilism, hedonism, and secularism and are beginning to resemble a chastisement.
Below are estimated figures for the number of converts to Islam in larger European countries alongside total numbers for their Muslim populations. From Rueters:

GERMANY
The number of Muslims in Germany is estimated at 3.3 million. Around 4,000 Germans converted to Islam last year, according to German media reports quoting figures from the Central Institute Islam Archive. In 2005 there were around 1,000 German converts to Islam.

BRITAIN

The Muslim Council of Britain estimates that there are around 2 million
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ASSIMILATION ABSURDITIES

What is the liberal solution to radical Islam? State sponsored religion classes invoking the Koran to instill Western values. Sound oxymoronic?

The U.K. has introduced government sponsored and supported "civics-religion" lessons which teach Western values
from the Koran. The Labor government hopes this pilot program in Bradford will eventually spread to other cities, and help "assimilate" and "integrate" the country’s Muslims into British culture. The program is meant to replace the tedious, and hard-core religious lessons now taught in mosques. Those lessons emphasize rote learning of the Koran, and are taught by imams who were born in Pakistan. It is estimated that 100,000 school-age Muslim children attend daily religious classes after school in mosques in Britain.

The program was written by a Bradford teacher, Sajid Hussain, 34, who submitted proposed lesson plans to imams which were ultimately rejected. “They were perhaps a little too frontal,” Hussain said.

How "frontal" were the lesson plans that were rejected by the imams?

"In one example, the students were to be asked what they would do if a friend bought a large quantity of fertilizer and announced he planned
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