Iraq: Shiite vs. Sunni Feud Continues

When it comes to “nation building”, I have stated over and over, that the infidel does not get to dictate to Muslims what Islam is. This is not a knock at our great troops, it is just that they warriors, and not magicians. The centuries long Shiite vs. Sunni feud, will also not change because we want it to. Besides the Shiite vs. Sunni problem, Iraq has also become a Christian persecuting country, and things will get worse when the troops leave. It is time to face the reality that the Western world is not going to transform the Islamic world. We must now protect ourselves here at home, and contain Islam. To do this we need to end all financial aid to Islamic countries, end their immigration, and officially ban Sharia Law. If any Muslim then calls for Sharia, they are to be arrested, and deported if possible. All Sharia loving Muslims, are to be looked upon as enemies of the state. Just as Nazis were.

Shiite cleric calls on followers to defend mosques

By REBECCA SANTANA
Sat Apr 24

BAGHDAD – An influential anti-American Shiite cleric called on his followers to defend themselves and places of worship after deadly Baghdad mosque bombings but urged self-restraint to avoid giving the U.S. military an excuse for postponing withdrawal plans.

 statement signaled growing impatience among Shiites over continued bombings by insurgents and the government’s failure to protect them.

Friday’s bombings — most targeting Shiite places of worship as crowds were at prayer — killed 72 people in Iraq’s bloodiest day so far this year in an apparent backlash by the Sunni-led insurgency after the slaying of the top two al-Qaida leaders last weekend.

Nobody claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Iraqi officials were quick to blame al-Qaida in Iraq, which frequently targets Shiite mosques and processions in a bid to stoke new sectarian bloodshed. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said the insurgents were fighting back after the deaths of their two leaders.

Al-Sadr, whose forces have frequently clashed with the Americans, issued a statement late Friday calling on “believers” to join the Iraqi army and police “to defend their shrines, mosques, prayers, markets, houses and their towns.”

He stopped short of mentioning the Mahdi Army, his once-powerful militia, which used to respond to such attacks with raids on Sunni areas. Several advisers said al-Sadr was offering his assistance to the government in a rare show of magnanimity to al-Maliki.

The two men were once allies but became rivals after al-Maliki backed U.S.-Iraqi offensives in 2008 that crushed al-Sadr’s fighters and forced him to declare a series of cease-fires.

The cleric, who is widely believed to be based in Iran, has re-emerged as a prominent politician and a potential kingmaker after his followers fared well in the inconclusive March 7 parliamentary vote. That left al-Maliki and his secular rival Ayad Allawi jockeying for allies to give them the necessary majority support to govern.

The protracted political wrangling has raised fears of sectarian violence akin to that seen at the height of the war. U.S. and Iraqi officials have acknowledged that insurgents maintain the ability to stage high-profile bombings while noting the Shiites have not resumed retaliatory attacks.

A Sadrist who won a seat in the new parliament, Hakim al-Zamili, emphasized that al-Sadr’s statement was not meant to supplant the Iraqi military or put armed supporters on the streets.

Al-Sadr urged Iraqi leaders “not to be pulled toward the malicious American plans that intend to pull Iraq into wars and fighting in order to find the pretext for staying on our holy lands.” He appeared to be appealing for a renewed commitment, despite continued violence, to stick to a deadline for all U.S. forces to withdraw from Iraq by the end of 2011.

Al-Zamili — himself once imprisoned for alleged links to Shiite death squads although the charges were eventually dropped — said he and other Sadrists had to intervene when the Iraqi military arrived on the bomb scene Friday because people in the neighborhood were so angry that he feared a serious altercation between residents and military personnel.

Weeping and wailing crowds marched in funeral processions Saturday in the vast eastern Baghdad slum of Sadr City, where the worst of Friday’s violence occurred, and Shiite leaders called for three days of mourning. Women in black cloaks comforted crying boys, and anguished men held posters of clerical leaders as they marched.

Al-Sadr’s office erected a large mourning tent close to where the bombs exploded, with prayer mats still stained with blood left on the street. Few Iraqi security forces were deployed. Persistent violence has cast doubt on the government’s ability to secure the country as U.S. forces pull back.

“The government, I hold the government responsible,” said Najim Abdul-Hussein, who works near one Sadr City blast site. “There is no stability. That’s why these attacks are increasing.”

US: Muslim “Discrimination” Lawsuits on the Rise~ Video

Once again Muslims are playing the victim card, as they try to change our country to suit Islam. Muslims are using our freedoms against us to advance Islam, and if things do not change they will eventually destroy us from within. It is time end all Muslim immigration, before it gets as bad here as it is in the UK. (For the record, I do not condone the act of pulling off their hijab. Which is mentioned in the video.)

Islamic State of America.com

For nearly 1400 years, non-Muslims have made excuse after excuse for Islam. Outside of Israel, Islam has taken over the Middle East, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It has also taken over large portions of Africa, Europe, India, the Philippines (Moro region), and (Southern) Thailand, etc. Now the problem is in our backyard, and the excuses for Islam continue. How much more land does it have to dominate before we wake up? The world avoided Nazism for as long as it could, and like the Nazis, pro-Sharia Muslims are not hiding their agenda. Here is more proof of that.
Hat tip to Pamela.

Islamic State of America
Our goal is simple. Dominate the world for Allah.

Nothing will stop us from achieving our goal. Not only are we the one true religion, we are the fastest growing religion in the world, including in the United States.

We must see the continued conversion of the United States to one state, an Islamic state. Once we have dominated the United States, we will dominate the rest of the world. Infidels will be dealt with as instructed in the Qu’ran.

Which means that Muslims will look to dominate us.

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YUSUFALI: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Here is their mission statement:

Islamic State of America

What must be accomplished:

1. Teach tolerance and acceptance to the children – Achieved

2. Create acceptance for a plurality of gods –Achieved

3. Gain sympathies and eventually acceptance in Hollywood -Achieved

4. Register 100,000 Muslim voters -Achieved

5. Get “acceptable” Islamic’s elected to congress and senate -Achieved

6. Win the war in Iraq at all costs -Close

7. Recognition for Islamic holidays -Achieved

8. Get Barack Hussein Obama elected as President -Achieved

9. Achieve application of shariah law –Close

10. Enact zakat– Close

11. Seat judges that will remove common law– Achieved

12. Prepare for militant take over if necessary– Unknown

Many of us are finally speaking out against this threat, and I urge you to encourage others to do so as well. Western Civilization is counting on us.

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Survey Says: Protestant Pastors Stand Against Islam

After a complaint by the Cancer of American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Pentagon disinvited Islam critic, Rev. Franklin Graham from the upcoming National Prayer Day. The bad news is that the politically correct Pentagon remains in their “moderate” Islam fantasy, and does not want to hear the truth about Islam. The good news is that most Protestant Pastors are agreeing with Rev. Franklin Graham. Without a large Christian movement, I do not see us winning this war.

Apr. 23 2010
Survey: Protestant Pastors View Islam with Suspicion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Protestant pastors in the U.S. have a negative view of Islam and more than half agree with Franklin Graham’s statement that Islam is an “evil” religion, according to a just-released study by LifeWay Research. More than 4 in 10 agree that Islam is dangerous and promotes violence.

Graham, son of Billy Graham, stirred controversy in 2001 by saying Islam is an “evil” religion. Recently, Graham called Islam offensive and wants Muslims to know Jesus died for their sins. In response, the U.S. Army yesterday rescinded an invitation to Graham to speak at a May 6 prayer service at the Pentagon, calling his comments “not appropriate.”

Most Protestant pastors, however, agree with Graham according to a telephone survey of 1,000 church leaders conducted March 1-9, 2010, before the current controversy.

The survey included questions about the differences between the religions, giving the respondents the opportunity to choose between positive and negative descriptors.

“When given the choice, they consistently chose the negative descriptions,” explained Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research. “This should not surprise us – Protestant Christianity is, in a sense, a competing faith, and that comes through in the survey.”

Protestant pastors were asked which is closer to their beliefs: Graham’s widely reported comment that Islam is “a very evil and a very wicked religion,” or former President George W. Bush’s remark that “the Muslim faith is based upon peace and love and compassion.”

Forty-seven percent of the pastors surveyed believe Graham’s assessment of Islam is accurate, and an additional 12 percent agree with both Graham’s and Bush’s statements. Twenty-four percent agree with the former president’s statement only. The rest could not decide.

“This means a majority of Protestant pastors chose statements that agree with Franklin Graham’s statement,” Stetzer said. “Of those who chose only one statement, respondents agree with Graham over Bush at a 2-to-1 rate.

“Franklin Graham’s belief about Islam is a mainstream view among Protestant pastors.”
Additionally, those identifying themselves as evangelical are more than twice as likely to agree with Graham’s assessment of Islam.

Other findings:

Three out of 4 pastors disagree with the statement, “Christians and Muslims pray to the same God” – 69 percent disagree strongly.

Eighty-two percent say Islam is “fundamentally different from Christianity.”

– Forty-two percent agree that Islam “promotes violence.”

– Four in 10 say the religion is “spiritually evil.”

– One in 3 says Islam “promotes charity.”

– Twenty-eight percent consider the religion “relevant today.”

However, a minority of pastors, especially those from mainline denominations, hold a more positive view of Islam.

One-quarter of all pastors agree “the Islamic religion is a relevant and viable religion for today,” including 11 percent who strongly agree. Similarly, 19 percent say Islam is “spiritually good” and 16 percent characterize the religion as “tolerant.”

Those who strongly agree they know a Muslim personally are more likely to agree with Graham that Islam is “evil” (43 percent) than with Bush’s statement that it is a religion of “peace and love and compassion” (28 percent). Despite agreeing that Islam is an “evil” and “wicked” religion, those who strongly agree they know a Muslim personally were more positive in their reaction to statements about Islam promoting charity and being spiritually good.

“We should not say that Protestant pastors are uniform in their view and in no way does this study show they think that Muslims are bad people, but it does show concerns about the religion and its impact,” said Scott McConnell, associate director of LifeWay Research.

Regardless of their views about Islam, 6 in 10 pastors agree that Christianity and Islam should seek to coexist in America.

“This is not the first survey to look at the perception of Islam,” explained Stetzer. “Pew and others have pointed to negative perceptions among the American people. However, it is important to consider the religious view of the leaders of the largest faith group in America: Protestants. The fact is Protestant pastors tend to hold a negative view of Islam, but they also believe they should seek to coexist.”

LifeWay Research is an evangelical polling organization in Nashville, Tenn. More details of the study may be found at www.lifewayresearch.com.

Funny how McConnell and Stetzer, try and downplay the results of the survey.

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Pentagon Bows to CAIR!

Here is the update to this mornings “CAIR Takes on the Pentagon ~ Video” posting. The Pentagon which had erased the Islam factor from the Fort Hood attack, has now bowed down to the Islamic bullies of America, the Cancer of American Islamic Relations (CAIR). This cowardly act will only embolden CAIR, who will now move on and find their next victim. We have the greatest troops in the world, but their leaders that appease Islam, are only helping the enemy advance. Back in WW II, this would of been the equivalent of appeasing Nazi supporters. How times of changed.

Pentagon pulls Franklin Graham invitation

The Pentagon has withdrawn an invitation to Franklin Graham to speak at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer services on May 6 because of past comments the preacher has made about Islam, including calling the religion “evil.”

The service is meant to meet spiritual needs of Pentagon, and because of his past comments, he was deemed “inappropriate for an inclusive, mutli-faith observance,” said Army spokesman Lt. Col. Tom Collins.

Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, issued a statement saying he regrets the decision, according to an AP report.

Before the Pentagon delivered its decision today, Graham told Fox News the decision was up to the Pentagon and offered his views on the Muslim faith.

“I want them to know they don’t have to die in a car bomb, they don’t have to die some kind of Holy War to be accepted by God, but it’s through faith in Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone,” Graham said Thursday.

Several advocacy groups had complained about the Pentagon’s decision to include Graham in the event.

“Promoting one’s own religious beliefs is something to be defended and encouraged, but other faiths should not be attacked or misrepresented in the process,” said Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, after the military’s reversal.

This is the second time this year that the Pentagon has rescinded an invitation to a religious figure. Just after the President’s State of the Union speech, the Air Force asked Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, not to appear at a prayer luncheon because of comments in opposition to allowing gays in the military.

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CAIR Takes on the Pentagon ~ Video

The Cancer of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is at it again. They are constantly trying to dictate the terms in which America shall deal with Islam. Within the last week alone, their targets have been the Stop the Islamization of America organization, and even McDonald’s. Today the target is the Pentagon. Their goal is to silence Islam critic, Rev. Franklin Graham from speaking at the May 6th the National Day of Prayer. Will the Pentagon bow to CAIR? This will be interesting.
CAIR: Pentagon Speaker Says Muslims ‘Enslaved by Islam’

Muslim civil rights group asks military to disinvite Franklin Graham

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today joined in the call for Pentagon officials to disinvite a scheduled speaker who has called Islam a “very evil and wicked religion” and this morning said Muslims are “enslaved by Islam.”

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CAIR is not the only organization trying to protect Islam.

Evangelist May Be Disinvited to Prayer Day Event at Pentagon

The Army is considering whether to rescind an invitation to the evangelist Franklin Graham to appear at the Pentagon amid complaints about his description of Islam as evil, a military spokesman said Wednesday. Mr. Graham, the son of Billy Graham, was to appear on May 6 for the National Day of Prayer. Col. Tom Collins of the Army said withdrawing the invitation was “on the table.” Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which raised the objection, said the invitation offended Muslim employees at the Pentagon. Colonel Collins said the invitation was not from the Pentagon but from the Colorado-based National Day of Prayer Task Force, which works with the Pentagon chaplain’s office on the prayer event.

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