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Sunday, August 06, 2006

A Common Enemy, A Common Goal....

Perhaps the question is just too simplistic to ask. Perhaps it’s a matter of not being able to see the forest for the trees. Maybe it’s just a refusal to believe what is seen with our own eyes. It could be an inability to get past our own petty bickering.

No matter what the answer to the question happens to be, it’s past time for the free world to wake up!

The question posed is this;
Why can’t the free world understand that they must unite to defeat the Islamofascist terrorists? Why can they grasp the fact that this is everyone’s war? If the Islamofascist terrorists win, everyone else loses! It won’t matter if you’re a Republican or Democrat. It won’t count for anything if you’re French, Chinese or something else…If you’re not willing to become a follower of Islam the party will be over.

It’s totally understandable that the world will never be in complete agreement. It’s probably a good thing we aren’t. But when we face a common enemy, it’s time to rise to the occasion.

There was an extremely insightful article posted on the Times Online website. The article gives cause for hope to the free world as well as a wake-up call. The article deals primarily with Hezbollah and the current war to free the Middle East from the terror Hezbollah provides. The title of the article is “Terrorism is rotting the Islamic revolution it craves.”

Here’s an excerpt:

“Hezbollah's men of terror are both the strength and the Achilles heel of a movement that seeks to spread Islamic states, says Amir Taheri”

More:

“The Lebanese know what all that could mean because they have seen it first hand in Beirut’s suburbs controlled by Hezbollah. But how many might wish to live in such a system? The answer came in Lebanon’s first free general election last year: Hezbollah and its allies won 14 of the 27 seats allocated to the Shi’ite community in the 128-seat national assembly. This means that some 89% of the Lebanese, including half the Shi’ite community, do not share Hezbollah’s vision of an Islamic state modelled on Iran.”

Still more:

“The message, first put by Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, is simple: the modern world, a creation of Crusader-Zionists, cannot reflect the values and aspirations of Muslims. It declares that Islam has the right, indeed the duty, to offer an alternative to the western model.

To build the Islamic model, Muslims must expel the Crusader-Zionists from their land, regain control of their destiny, build powerful states and proceed to liberate Muslim lands lost to the “infidel”.

The same message is put by Muhammad Khatami, Iran’s former president, in a more sophisticated way: the modern West, a child of the Renaissance, has led to colonialism, imperialism and world wars, pushing mankind to the brink of extinction through thermonuclear exchanges or environmental collapse. Western civilisation has undermined the family, done away with moral scruples, encouraged sexual licentiousness and promoted greed as man’s highest motivation. It is Islam’s mission to offer all nations, Muslim or not, an alternative vision.
Such a purely political interpretation of Islam illustrates why the West must engage in a battle of values, as Blair suggests. For this political interpretation has several advantages for its proponents.

It challenges western-style nationalist, liberal, democratic, socialist and communist parties. It also prevents theological discussions that would reveal divisions within Islam, even inside rival Sunni and Shi’ite camps.

Inside the Muslim world rival sects persecute and murder each other because of religious differences. The Egyptian government does not allow Shi’ites to have a mosque in Cairo while the Khomeinist regime denies that right to Sunnis in Tehran. Sectarian killings have become part of daily life in some Muslim countries, most glaringly in Pakistan and Iraq.”
And more:

“The majority of Muslims abhor the use of indiscriminate violence even in response to genuine grievances let alone in pursuit of dreams of world conquest. And the history of the past three decades shows that Islamic terrorism can be defeated.
This happened in Egypt, where Islamists fought an exceptionally vicious campaign for a quarter of a century. It also happened in Algeria, where Islamic terrorism claimed some 150,000 lives in a decade. Turkey has managed to smash Islamist groups, most notably the Turkish branch of Hezbollah.
In the past five years Saudi Arabia has also crushed several Islamist groups, thus loosening their hold on segments of the population. Pakistan, too, has scored significant blows against Islamists — a fact largely ignored by the western media.”


The article is well worth the time it takes to read, and read it you can HERE

Thanks to The Times Online for their excellant posting!

It really doesn’t matter your political stripe or your spiritual affiliation, this enemy needs to be defeated. The war will be long and hard fought as we have already witnessed. The free world’s defeat means a return to the Dark Ages…unthinkable to this blogger.

The only solution is unity of purpose and that purpose is the total and utter defeat of the Islamofascist terrorists on every front.


God bless America

Brad


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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

More than Fireworks! ! !

Some thoughts to ponder while celebrating 230 years of American Independence, July 4, 2006;


"[T]he flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them." —Thomas Jefferson (1821)


"Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!" —George Washington (1779)

"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth." —Thomas Paine (1776)

"May it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God. These are grounds of hope for others. For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them." —Thomas Jefferson

"I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not." —John Adams (1776)


"If we wish to be free; if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending; if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained—we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms, and to the God of hosts, is all that is left us." —Patrick Henry (1775)

"For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill. The eyes of all people are upon us; so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world... Beloved there is now set before us life, and good, death and evil in that we are commanded this day to love the Lord our God, and to love one another, to walk in His ways and to keep His Commandments and His Ordinance, and His laws, and the articles of our covenant with Him that we may live and be multiplied, and that the Lord our God may bless... Therefore let us choose life, that we, and our seed may live; by obeying His voice, and cleaving to Him, for He is our life, and our prosperity." —John Winthrop


God bless America

Brad


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Sunday, July 02, 2006

A Real Inconvenient Truth

Once again it comes to light… Al Gore does not speak for the majority of scientists. Al’s stretching the truth. It may be getting deep, but according to many scientists it’s something other than ocean water.

Now, most are willing to give Al credit for inventing the internet, but we all know Al is no scientist.

So what do real life scientists have to say about it?

Richard S. Lindzen is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT. Mr. Lindzen, writing for the Wall Street Journal tells the real story on the Opinion Journal page. Professor Lindzen article is titled “Don't Believe the Hype”

Here’s an excerpt from “Don’t Believe the Hype”

“According to Al Gore's new film "An Inconvenient Truth," we're in for "a planetary emergency": melting ice sheets, huge increases in sea levels, more and stronger hurricanes, and invasions of tropical disease, among other cataclysms--unless we change the way we live now.
Bill Clinton has become the latest evangelist for Mr. Gore's gospel, proclaiming that current weather events show that he and Mr. Gore were right about global warming, and we are all suffering the consequences of President Bush's obtuseness on the matter. And why not? Mr. Gore assures us that "the debate in the scientific community is over."
That statement, which Mr. Gore made in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC, ought to have been followed by an asterisk. What exactly is this debate that Mr. Gore is referring to? Is there really a scientific community that is debating all these issues and then somehow agreeing in unison? Far from such a thing being over, it has never been clear to me what this "debate" actually is in the first place.”

You can read the entire article HERE

When your finished reading, you’ll most likely want to tell Al Gore to shut his face…. Hasn’t he filled the atmosphere with enough hot air already?

Thanks to Professor Lindzen and the Wall Street Journal for clearing the air and lowering the temperture for us.


God bless America

Brad


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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

End of the Trail for Chief Churchill?

“Now, owls aren’t really wise—they only look that way.
The owl is a sort of college professor.” Elbert Hubbard

In the case of Chief Ward Churchill, how wise he looks, well, it’s a matter of debate. However, clever as Churchill may have seemed to have been, wisdom has not been his strong suit…


Seems that the truth has been reveled and the axe is going to fall. Ward’s neck is on the block. University of Colorado’s Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano put the word out yesterday, June 27th.

"Today, I issued to Professor Churchill a notice of intent to dismiss him from his faculty position at the University of Colorado Boulder,"

This, according to an article posted on NewsMax.Com

Certainly Chief Churchill intends to sue the university….The matter is far from over, but at least Churchill will be spewing his anti-American hate in a court of law and not in a classroom. Of course as anti-American as Churchill sounds and no doubt is, it isn’t his political ranting that have cost him his job.

There is evidence apparently that Churchill likes to take other people’s written work and claim it as his own Can you say plagiarism? Not only that, he is accused of just making up facts.

Here’s another bit of NewsMax.Com’s article to illustrate;

“The entire Churchill episode began when it came to light that he wrote, in an essay about 9/11, that those who died in the World Trade Center bombing were "little Eichmanns."

That statement was found to be protected under free speech rights; however, the trouble was not over for Ward Churchill.

"A committee last year began to look at his writings including his essay on 9/11," said DiStefano. "We determined his writings were protected under the First Amendment. However, during that process there were allegations of research misconduct."

Last month, an investigative subcommittee concluded that Churchill repeatedly fabricated his research, plagiarized others' work and strayed from the "bedrock principles of scholarship," reports the Denver Post.”

It’s good for the students and the faculty of the University of Colorado to be rid of the likes of Ward Churchill. It’s a shame that so many students have been influenced by such an unprincipled fraud.

Read the entire article from NewsMax.Com HERE

To learn more about the background of Ward Churchill click over to the DiscoverTheNetwork.org. HERE
They have done an excellent job of compiling the facts on Chief Churchill.

Thanks to NewsMax.Com and to DiscoverTheNetwork.Org for great work…

God bless America

Brad


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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Finding Christ Through A Dream

People that have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior, all have their own unique stories to tell. Each one has a testimony of their individual encounter with Christ.

The circumstances that bring about those Divine encounters are often as unique as the encounters themselves.

Here is an amazing story of a young West African, a Muslim man. Read about the unique journey on which he embarked, never expecting a soul saving experience with Jesus Christ.


The story was related by Mark Ellis a Senior Correspondent with the ASSIST News Service.

The title of the article is simply;

“West African Muslim led to Christ through a dream” it appears here in it’s entirety.

GHANA, WEST AFRICA (ANS) -- Two young Muslims left the savannah of West Africa to study Islam in Mecca, their educational expenses paid by the largesse of the Saudi government. But after they returned home a dreadful automobile accident altered their lives in a way that had enduring consequences.

“They were recipients of a scholarship scheme hatched by oil-rich Saudi Arabia,” says Pastor Yusif, a national missionary active in West Africa. Pastor Yusif notes that many young men in this region of Ghana participate in the Saudi educational program, with hundreds waiting their turn.

The two cousins—Rafiq and Razak, excelled at their studies in Mecca and returned as budding Islamic scholars. “Troops of friends and family went to the airport to meet them,” Pastor Yusif recalls. “For weeks well-wishers thronged their home to greet them.”

Their return was during the harmattan season, when dry dusty winds blow off the Sahara desert creating a thick fog, making many irritable and wreaking havoc with airline flights. A feast held for the men was a welcome interruption from the dust storms. “There was plenty to eat all day long,” Pastor Yusif remembers. Loud speakers blared Koranic recitations into the air during the banquet.

“They were highly respected young men who did their best to teach the tenets of Islam,” Pastor Yusif says. “They were admired for their zeal and scholarship.”

A short time later, the men were invited to teach at schools and mosques in surrounding villages, where they impressed Ghanaians with their ability to speak Arabic, which they described as a “heavenly language.”

One evening Rafiz and Razak accepted an invitation to speak at a nearby village. As they traveled down a dirt road through the savannah they got caught in a dust storm, lost control of their car, and careened off the road into a ravine. Their vehicle was badly mangled and Rafiq died on arrival at a regional hospital. Razak lingered in a coma for two days.

Then something unusual happened. “While Razak was in a coma, his cousin appeared to him in a dream and warned: ‘Razak, I don’t like where I am. I am shocked and lost. There is no way I can go near God Almighty. I am millions of miles away from Him. My deeds could not do me any good. But it is too late for me. Please find a Bible. Find Anabi Issah (Jesus)!’

When Razak regained consciousness, his first request was to see his cousin. The nurses withheld the truth from him, fearing the added stress might delay his recovery. Inwardly, he began to suspect the worst—Rafiq was dead. After several weeks convalescing, Razak was finally discharged from the hospital. Before his release, he learned of his cousin’s sad demise.

Razak had a second powerful dream a few days after he left. The dream came to him just before dawn, when the muezzin makes his plaintive and melodious cry inviting faithful Muslims to their first obligatory prayer of the morning.

In Razak’s second dream his departed cousin gave the same warning: ‘Find a Bible and find Jesus.’

Razak woke up in a cold sweat. How in the world could he find Jesus and become a Christian? He feared that if he became a Christian, he would be “skinned alive” by his uncle, the chief imam of a large mosque. Razak also knew that if he became a Christian he would be ostracized by his family and friends.

He wrestled with the teachings of Islam driven into him during his studies in Mecca: ‘Jesus did not die on the cross…Jesus is not the Son of God…God does not exist in three persons.’ His instructors told him the Koran pronounces curses on whoever believes in these “heresies.”

A few months later, Razak went to Friday noon prayers at the mosque, but Rafiq’s message continued to unsettle him: ‘Find a Bible; Find Jesus.’ After he returned from the mosque he couldn’t take it any longer. He remembered a Christian acquaintance from school named Peter and decided to track him down.

A few days later he found his schoolmate and borrowed a Bible. He began to devour the pages, finding particular inspiration in Matthew chapters 5-7, John 3:16, and Ephesians 2. He wondered how God could hate sin and love sinners at the same time. But after much soul-searching, reflection and prayer he gave his life to Jesus. “He accepted the grace of God through Christ for the forgiveness of sins,” says Pastor Yusif.

Peter, his Christian friend, continued to pray with Razak for weeks. Razak still made his obligatory visits to the mosque, but once inside he recited long passages he memorized from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

Finally, he couldn’t continue as a secret Christian. He confessed his new faith openly to his friends and family. He told them he would no longer go to the mosque.

They were upset, angry, and stunned. Razak’s uncle met with him and began to pressure Razak to change his mind. Lucrative incentives to recant were dangled like shiny jewels before his eyes. But Razak refused to renounce his newfound faith in Jesus.

A few days later, Razak learned his uncle and some others from the mosque were plotting to poison him. A friend came under cover of darkness to warn a price tag was placed on Razak’s head.

After many tears were shed, Razak left his family home and traveled several hundred miles to ‘Oniza,’ a safer town for him to live, where he continues to share his faith with others.

“Pray that Razak would grow in his faith in Christ and lead many to Him,” Pastor Yusif says. “Pray for the Lord’s protection as he is still being hunted, and pray the Lord would use him mightily in Kingdom work.”

Thanks again to Mark Ellis and the ASSIST News Service for sharing Razak’s amazing story .

God bless America

Brad


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Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Greatest Play in Major League Baseball

There have been many great moments in American Major League Baseball. Many great stories have been told about many great players. It is said that baseball is America’s national pastime, it certainly is our game.

Whether or not you’re a baseball fan, or even a sports fan doesn’t really matter. I’m a fan of America. Once in a while, without warning, we get to witness someone being a hero.

This is the sort of event that breaks the heart of the American Civil Liberties Union. When it happened the ACLU was helpless…..

The event I’m referring to took place thirty years ago, but thanks to MLB.com you can witness it again right now.


The hero of the day was Rick Monday. The place was Dodger Stadium, the date April 25, 1976.


Click on this link : Watch a Real Hero


Be sure to turn up the volume.

Again, thanks to MLB.com and Rick, after all these years, you’re still a hero!!


God bless America

Brad

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Chip, chip, chip......

Chip, chip, chip.....Chipping away at America's proud heritage!

America has suffered another loss to the anti-American, communist rooted ACLU.

Thanks to the World Net Daily for breaking this story...


Ruling on a 15-year-old ACLU case, a federal judge today ordered the city of San Diego to remove a mountain-top cross within 90 days or face a fine of $5,000 a day.

U.S. District Judge Gordon Thompson said, "It is now time, and perhaps long overdue, for this court to enforce its initial permanent injunction forbidding the presence of the Mount Soledad cross on city property," the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Thompson ruled in 1991 the Mount Soledad cross violates the so-called "separation of church and state" but the case has remained in courts and become an issue of public policy for more than a decade.

ACLU lawyer James McElroy believes San Diego officials finally will give up their fight.

"I don't think the city has its heart in taking more action," he said, according to the paper.

A city lawyer argued during the hour-long court hearing today that citizens had voted for transfer of the land under the cross.

Proposition A, passed by 75 percent in July, called for the city to donate the cross to the federal government as the centerpiece of a veterans memorial.

The ballot initiative came about after the city refused to donate the cross and memorial to the federal government. A group called San Diegans for the Mount Soledad National War Memorial took just 23 days to gather 105,000 signatures.

In a ruling now on appeal, however, a Superior Court judge found the transfer unconstitutional.

The Union-Tribune said the group behind the public vote on transfer likely will appeal Thompson's decision.

The 29-foot cross has stood on Mount Soledad as the center of a war memorial on city land since 1954. The first cross on the site was built in 1913.

A bill authorizing the federal government to take over the memorial was authored by Republican U.S. Reps. Duncan Hunter and Randy Cunningham. President Bush signed the bill into law in December.

The ACLU are constantly seeking to censor America's history. In my interview with former ACLU lawyer, Rees Lloyd, it was described to me with clarity.

Lloyd said:

The ACLU has become a fanatical anti-faith Taliban of American religious secularism."
"The ACLU is involved in the secular cleansing of our history. This is not just a fight about free exercise, but about the protection of our American history. The ACLU want to deny America the knowledge of their Christian heritage."

Or, as Alan Sears says: The ACLU is America's number one religious censor.

The ACLU and the judicial activists are destroying our heritage, and they are doing it with our tax dollars.

Join us, and the American Legion to urge Congress to put a stop to this. Support Congressman Hostettler's legislation to stop taxpayer funding of the ACLU.

Sign the Petition To Stop Taxpayer Funding of the ACLU.

This was a production of Stop The ACLU Blogburst. If you would like to join us, please email Jay@stoptheaclu.com Jay or GribbitR@gmail.com Gribbit. You will be added to our mailing list and blogroll. Over 200 blogs already on-board

God bless America

Brad

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