Theo-politics of GWBush & Islam: Presidential and ecclesiastical fraud
About two months ago I was asked by a fellow believer in Jesus to comment on an article titled “THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS AND THE GREAT CALIPHATE“, by Larry Abraham. This article provides a concise history and conclusions of history about the threat of Islam that is upon America and the world again. Terrorism is not seeking to destroy America. Terrorism is a technique for prosecuting unconventional war. It is the literal adherents of Islam animated by the direct instruction of the Koran that are seeking America’s bloody end by jihad – holy war. Even the FBI is now admitting this reality.
“These people do not think of greed as a motive, but religion,” DeLeon said during his presentation to the nonprofit group at the Radisson Suite Beach Resort on Marco Island. “Their belief is that we are an empire — like the Roman Empire or the Ottoman Empire — and that we will fall as did those empires. And then they will impose the Islamic way of life on us.”
Although Larry Abraham’s neo-conservative justifications for the unconstitutional Iraq Debacle are personally unsupportable, his article accurately communicates Islam being a mortal enemy determined to eradicate Christianity, Judaism, Western Culture, America and anything else not yet conquered. Can any nation or people resist/fight a determined enemy if its true character has not been communicated or if the people are being deceived? In fact Bush-43 has numerously proclaimed that Islam is a “peaceful religion“, which is the exact opposite of its history and written theology. Submit to Allah or die to the sword. There are no exceptions and no mercy from strict adherents to the Koran.
There can only be three explanations for the true nature of Islam not being clearly and repetitively spoken by the national leadership and from the pulpit…catastrophic ignorance, intentional deception or spinelessness. One’s benefit of the doubt cannot be stretched far enough to allow for GWBush and his advisors actually being ignorant of Islam’s historical reality and theological character.
For the Muslim this conflict or jihad is all about Koranic theology and its “holy” application. Ultimately, the failure of Islam not being publicly unveiled rests with the pulpit. GWBush’s supposed faith in Jesus Christ places a direct responsibility on his Biblically literate friends to Biblically confront him about this treacherous fraud. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 18 provides clear instruction in this situation. After personally reading “THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS AND THE GREAT CALIPHATE” the following letter (which has had slight modifications for reasons of privacy and clarity) was sent in response.
The below-referenced Dallas church has over 5000+ members of which “Thomas” is a member. This congregation is a member of a conservative, “Reformed” Presbyterian denomination that claims to follow the Bible as its source of Truth and guide for living. The person whose name has been rendered – “XXXXX XXXXX” is a current elder of this local congregation and understood to have an ongoing friendship with GWBush.
I too am very concerned that the truth about Islam has been intentionally not told to the people. The President and his closest advisors (Condi Rice for example) are either guilty of gross criminal negligence or willful deceit in fraudulently declaring Islam as a peaceful religion. Islam is a blood drench instrument of Satan that intends to dominate the world and murder any infidels (that would be you and me for example) that do not submit to Allah, which is what Islam means – submission. It does not mean peace for that is salaam.
So then where is the institutional church and the pulpit in proclaiming the truth? Silent and in bed with the politicos.
I submit that your church, PCPC, and its elder(s) have an obligation (to the local body and as well to the public in general) to inform its members continually of the naked error of the current administration on theological grounds, which has “right now” earthly and eternal consequences. It is my understanding that one of your elders, XXXXX XXXXX, has a continuing relationship with Bush-43. It has been reported to me that he and his family have visited the private quarters of the Bush White House during holiday times as result of a HP neighborhood friendship from when Bush lived in Dallas while “managing” the Texas Rangers. Since Bush-43 publicly has professed himself to be a Christian, then he is subject to the conditions of Matthew 18:15-17. A proper Biblical challenge should/must come from his close friend and your elder, XXXXX XXXXX.
Discipline and Prayer
15 “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
16 “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED.
17 “If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
If after Bush-43 has been properly, Biblically challenged and he does not repent and start speaking the truth then the Bible is clear as what the next step(s) are. His friend, XXXXX XXXXX (as an elder in particular), has the separate and undeniable responsibility to speak to his church publicly and with full disclosure. If XXXXX XXXXX refuses to confront Bush-43 with regard to this serious problem then he, XXXXX – or any other Biblical Christian for that matter who has a close personal relationship with Bush-43, has clearly failed in his responsibility and duty. If XXXXX fails to confront or fails to speak to the church then the problem devolves to the members of PCPC and whether XXXXX has failed as an elder.
I have included with the above comments several recent news stories that are related to the topic at hand. I have also included my commentary, AWOL – America’s With Out Leadership, written last year on this topic. It includes direct quotes from Bush-43, citations from White House web sites and the Koran exposing the lies about Islam being a “peaceful religion”. It is immediately below.
Thanks for asking for my comments on the matter of Islam.
Some background will possibly help those who have not previously investigated Islam. It consists primarily of three sects or divisions – Sunni, Shiite and Sufi. All of the sects accept the Koran without qualification as Islam’s scripture with the Sufi “seeming to be” theologically the least violent. It is Koranic Fundamentalism, aka Wahhabism, that is the theo-political home of Osama bin Laden and the House of Saud. It is Wahhabism, a relatively recent and strict expression of Sunni Islam, which is predominantly taught in the mosques and Muslim schools or madrassas in America and Great Britain via the oil wealth from Saudi Arabia.
Does the benefit of energy independence from Middle Eastern oil take on a new meaning now?
In case GWBush has not had it explained, one of the key and irreconcilable differences between Islam and Christianity is Jesus of Nazareth and Who or what each belief system considers Him to be. I will let the e-community of Islam speak for itself in the article “Jesus Through a Muslim Lens” as found on the website – Islamicity.
Muslims, it must be said, part company with some Christians over the portrait of Jesus developed in the fourth and fifth centuries. Certain fictions, Muslims think, were added then. Three of these come in for special mention: First, Muslims consider monastic asceticism a latter-day innovation, not an original part of Jesus’ way. Second, the New Testament suffers from deletions and embellishments added after Jesus’ death by men who did not know him. Third, the description of Jesus as God’s son is considered by Muslims a later, blasphemous suggestion.
Muslims venerate Jesus as a divinely inspired human but never, ever as “the son of God.” In the same vein, we treat the concept of the Trinity as a late footnote to Jesus’ teachings, an unnecessary “mystery” introduced by the North African theologian Tertullian two centuries after Jesus’ death. Nor do Muslims view his death as an act of atonement for mankind’s sins. Rather, along with the early Christian theologian Pelagius, Islam rejects the doctrine of original sin, a notion argued into church doctrine by St. Augustine around the year 400.
The Bible clearly points out Jesus’ claims to be the Son of God. The Godhead is Triune, Father-Son-Holy Spirit. It is simply not possible and illogical for Muslims and Christians (and Jews as well since they do not recognize Jesus as Messiah and the Son of God) to worship the same God if their definitions of God are antithetical. Simply being monotheists does not mean that these three belief systems worship the same God. The theological details have consequences in the now and the hereafter. Consider the following quote of GWBush from November 21, 2003.
Speaking at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bush was asked his thoughts on how the war on terrorism and his promotion of freedom intersects with his Christian faith.
“I do say that freedom is the Almighty’s gift to every person,” Bush answered. “I also condition it by saying freedom is not America’s gift to the world. It’s much greater than that, of course. And I believe we worship the same God.”
The next quote from GWBush during his Thanksgiving 2003 trip to Iraq by GWBush is even more direct.
American officials in Iraq are well aware of al-Rubaie’s ability to navigate in both worlds; when President Bush landed in Baghdad for Thanksgiving dinner, clearly he’d been briefed. As al-Rubaie remembers their encounter, the president pointed at him and said, “Dr. al-Rubaie, I want you to convey this message to Mr. Sistani. Tell him that I pray to the same god he prays to… Tell Sistani I have nothing but praise for your religion. I have many millions of Muslims in my country back home.”
And this final quote from GWBush in January of 2004 raises serious doubts as to whether he even understands Christianity at all. His words clearly communicate a belief in universalism.
Associated Press reports that yesterday, in a speech at a New Orleans church, Bush told the crowd that God works through many of the world’s religions. “Miracles happen as a result of the love of the Almighty, professed, by the way, taught, by the way, by religions from all walks of life whether it be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu,” Bush said. The president went on to say that there is nothing better than a faith-based program to provide hope: “Again, I don’t care what religion it is — there’s nothing more hopeful than the word.” It was not clear from the report what “word” President Bush was talking about. [Fred Jackson/AP]
What say the major media about the true nature of Islam? In the rarest of the rare PBS’ excellent Frontline documentary on Wahhabism included the revealing quote from a Shiite, Ali Al-Ahmed, who grew up in Saudi Arabia.
If you go to school in Saudi Arabia, what do you learn about people who are not followers of Wahhabi, of the prophet?
The religious curriculum in Saudi Arabia teaches you that people are basically two sides: Salafis [Wahhabis], who are the winners, the chosen ones, who will go to heaven, and the rest. The rest are Muslims and Christians and Jews and others.
They are either kafirs, who are deniers of God, or mushrak, putting gods next to God, or enervators, that’s the lightest one. The enervators of religion who are they call the Sunni Muslims who … for instance, celebrate Prophet Mohammed’s birthday, and do some stuff that is not accepted by Salafis.
And all of these people are not accepted by Salafi as Muslims. As I said, “claimant to Islam.” And all of these people are supposed to be hated, to be persecuted, even killed. And we have several clergy — not one Salafi clergy — who have said that against the Shi’a and against the other Muslims. And they have done it in Algeria, in Afghanistan. This is the same ideology. They just have the same opportunity. They did it in Algeria and Afghanistan, and now New York.
What do you mean, it reached New York?
Well, when it was a local problem, the American media did not really care much about it. But until September 11, you saw how this faith of hate, I call it, did to all of us, to New Yorkers and to the rest of the world, honestly.
If Islam’s nature is discussed in the major media at all, seldom are the distinctions between the sects explained. Islam is usually implied or set out as theologically unified and peaceful. A recent example is the review of Sufi Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s new book “What is Right with Islam” by Gretel Kovach of the Dallas Morning News.
In his most ambitious endeavor, to present a path for a “new Cordoba” where Muslims, Jews and Christians flourish together in peace and mutual respect, Imam Rauf’s book is a success. His message — thatpluralism and tolerance are historic fundamentals of the Islamic faith — is like drinking fresh water in a desert of rising international radicalism.
However, the treacherous character of Islam and its doctrine of doublespeak is illustrated in the following quote of Sufi Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf from an interview on this same book by Melvin McCloud.
You argue that not just its teachings but its history show that Islam is a tolerant and pluralistic religion, which of course is far from how it is viewed by most Westerners.
Tolerance and pluralism are inherent values in Islam and have a history from the very earliest of days. When the Muslims conquered Palestine and Egypt, those who were responsible were companions of the prophet—no one today would claim that they did not understand the letter as well as the spirit of Islam and Islamic law. They made it very clear that their conquest was for economic reasons mainly, and they ensured that the rights of the other religious groups were protected. In fact, when Jerusalem was conquered in 638 C.E., only six years after the prophet’s death, it was Caliph Omar who invited the Jews to come back to Jerusalem. The Muslims even enhanced pluralism once they conquered lands that had been ruled by others.
Sufi Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is the “head of a New York City mosque and a leading voice for interfaith tolerance and his sect is the supposedly the most peaceful of the three major divisions. So what part of “conquered” is peaceful and tolerant? Rauf’s own words belie the tyrannical reality of Islam.
Is “Al Takeyya” at work here in the words of Feisal Abdul Rauf? Al Takeyya is an Islamic doctrine, supported by quotes from the Koran and the Hadith, which allows and encourages intentional deception for the promulgation of Islam and in other conditions, such as war. Some excerpts from the Islam Review article “Lying in Islam” by Abdullah Al Araby illuminates the intentional duplicity of Muslims.
In exploring this puzzling duplicity within Islam, we will examine first some examples from recent and ancient Islamic history. These examples demonstrate that lying is a common policy amongst Islamic clerics and statesmen.
… In 1972 Sadat proclaimed with finality that it was to be the year for the long anticipated battle. Throughout the year he swore, “I swear to you by my honor that this year will not pass by, before we launch The Battle.” People believed him because he was staking his reputation and honor through an oath. To everyone’s amazement the year passed without a single shot being fired. As a result many, inside and outside Egypt, began to dismiss him as a “hot air bluff”. This opinion was confirmed in the following year of 1973. He made no further mention of his oath about the battle. Many of the draftees were released and numerous officers were given vacation furloughs. Then without warning, in October of 1973, he launched the attack and what was known as the Yom Kippur war began.
As a military commander, Sadat was expected to use the element of surprise to trick the enemy. As a devout Muslim, Sadat was not the least bit concerned about his un-kept oath. He understood that the history and teachings of Islam would exempt him from spiritual accountability if he used lies as a foundation for a strategic military maneuver.
In another excerpt from “Lying in Islam” Mohammed himself sanctioned deception toward the end of assassinating a Jewish leader who had not yet been submitted to Allah.
This point is proven by many incidences in the life of Mohammed. He often lied and instructed his followers to do the same. He rationalized that the prospect of success in missions to extend Islam’s influence overrode Allah’s initial prohibitions against lying. A good example of sanctioned lying is the account of the assassination of Kaab Ibn al-Ashrf, a member of the Jewish tribe, Banu al-Nudair. It had been reported that Kaab had shown support for the Quraishites in their battle against Mohammed. This was compounded by another report that infuriated Mohammed. It was alleged that Kaab had recited amorous poetry to Muslim women. Mohammed asked for volunteers to rid him of Kaab Ibn al-Ashraf. As Mohammed put it, Kaab had “Harmed Allah and His Apostle.” At that time Kaab Ibn al-Ashraf, and his tribe were strong, so it was not easy for a stranger to infiltrate and execute the task. A Muslim man by the name of Ibn Muslima, volunteered for the murderous project on the condition that Mohammed would allow him to lie.With Mohammed’s consent, Ibn Muslima, went to Kaab and told him fabricated stories that reflected discontent about Mohammed’s leadership. When he had gained Kaab’s trust he lured him away from his house one night and murdered him in a remote area under the cover of darkness.
Can any Muslim (Sunni, Shiite, Sufi or whatever) ever be believed in anything he says and writes?
Additionally, an overarching theological question arises…Who knows best Allah or Mohammed and where in the Koran is Mohammed given license to disobey Allah? The explicit contradictions in Islam are numerous and well documented byCARM.
Islam is a religion of war and the American Muslim community is a Trojan Horse or Fifth Column in our backyard. All one has to do is read a few verses in the Koran and study a little World History to recognize that truth. However, America’s children are being willfully deceived and taught the exact opposite. And when anyone of however minor reputation speaks the truth about “murderous Islam“, such as Jewish comedian Jackie Mason, the condemnations and outcries for public apology from Muslim watchdog-lobbyist, CAIR, are swift.
It is way past time for the people in the pews and the nation at large to get the straight story, especially from those leaders who profess the Bible to be Divinely revealed Truth. The political mess is directly derivative to the ecclesiastical mess. If the pulpit is not holding to absolute truth and following the Word, then it is virtually guaranteed that the politicos will not follow their oaths and the Constitution to which they are foresworn. One wonders if desiring to maintain the 501-c3 corporate status, which allows for tax exemption for contributions but prohibits “churches” from issuing political statements, is at work in this muzzling?
GWBush’s continued promotion of Islam, as a “peaceful religion” is wrong and a lie. His representation that Islam is not the enemy is wrong, a lie and constitutes a direct threat to the survival of the republic.
“Published originally at EtherZone.com : republication allowed with this notice and hyperlink intact.”