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In a lecture that touched on the meaning of jihad, a leading Saudi cleric declared the United States is collapsing and Muslims must patiently await their ultimate victory.
Sheik Nasser bin Suleiman Al-Omar said in remarks broadcast on the Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera April 19, "The Islamic nation now faces a great phase of jihad," according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.
Referring to sacred Muslim writings that accompany the Quran, the sheik said "Whoever is familiar with the Sunna and the Hadith knows that a battle against the enemies of Allah awaits on the horizon, in which the Muslims will be victorious. This is confirmed by the reliable hadiths, as well as by reality."
Jihad is now taking place in Afghanistan, "Palestine," Iraq, Chechnya, Kashmir and the Philippines, he said.
Meanwhile, the sheik asserted to his audience, love for America is "now disappearing from the hearts, within America itself and elsewhere, whereas Islam is growing even within America, my brothers." (Must be referring to the self-loathing, blame America first, liberal Democrats and the Main Stream Media).
"Islam is making steady progress in America," Al-Omar said. "Twenty-five thousand people have converted to Islam every year since 9-11, and an even larger figure was mentioned in the New York Times." (Without fear of retribution from the authorities - unlike Moslems converting away from Islam).
The sheik cited a report "submitted by the American intelligence to the American officials, regarding the religion of Islam, which some think is defeated or weak today," saying Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and Muslims soon will become one-third of the world's population.
He quoted a "U.S. Congressman John Morlan" (probably means Moran, a bleeding heart nutcase), there is no representative by that name, who supposedly said: "The 21st century is the century of Islam, which will offer an opportunity for peace in the world." (As currently imposed at the end of a hangman's rope, torture, lashings, imprisonment and other violent coercion - be peaceful or die at Islam's hands!)
The sheik added: "There is no doubt that it is Islam that will bring peace, and not the U.N., America, Russia, or anyone else."
Interviewed for a PBS "Frontline" documentary on the House of Saud in December 2004, Al-Omar opposed the rewriting of Saudi religious textbooks to eliminate anti-Western, anti-Jewish teachings, and he was one of 26 prominent Saudi clerics who signed a fatwa saying Iraqis should rise up and oppose the Americans in Iraq.
In the Al Jazeera lecture, turning to Iraq, Al-Omar said that with its casualties, "America is now in a predicament."
"You follow the media. America is looking for a way out," he said.
"Yes, I am aware of the harsh reality. I am aware of what is happening to our Muslim brothers in Iraq, and I'm referring especially to the Sunni Arabs, against whom all have conspired and who have been deserted by their closest friends. (What does he expect after they kill their fellow Sunnis, then Shia Moslems and lastly the Coalition forces).
The sheik claimed American reports of the number of casualties in Iraq, about 2,000, are false. He cited "one of the news agencies" and "several of Iraq's religious scholars" who claim there have been more than 40,000 American and Western casualties in three years. (He reports, you decide).
Al-Omar said Americans are dumping their casualties in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, prompting Iraqi scholars to ask him for a fatwa. (Now he gets really weird and shows how little he understands American families, who demand the return of their loved ones and would notice when one third of our forces seem to vanish into the river).
The sheik explained: "Because there were so many casualties, the Americans began to throw them into the Tigris and the Euphrates.
The fish have eaten from the flesh of the American and have gotten fat. Are we permitted to eat these fish or not?' Yes. (Second hand cannibalism's OK but you cannot eat shellfish or lobsters). This is the truth, brothers." Al-Omar said the "Islamic nation now faces a great phase of jihad, unlike anything we knew 50 years ago."
Fifty years ago, jihad was attributed only to a few individuals in Palestine and in some other Muslims areas, he said, but "following the events of Afghanistan, the nation has embraced jihad. Young and old, men and women - everyone is talking about jihad."
Some young Muslims today, however, because of their "love for jihad," are getting involved in conflicts that are not properly jihad, he said, adding all these minor battles, which took place in certain Muslim countries, only delay the victory."
"This diverts the strife and calamity into the lands of the Muslims, instead of aiming them directly at the enemies," he said.
In a June 13, 2004, interview with Al-Majd television, Al-Omar said America is collapsing from within." (From the view presented by Main Stream Media and loath-America voices inside our country, his conclusion has logic to it).
"Where are America's principles of justice and democracy?" he asked. " Â Is America now, with its reputation and status, the same America of 30 years ago Â the source of hope for many people?" (More likely if we did not have to deal with your Jihadists and the oppression of people by Islam to force them to behave in an uniform way, just as the atheist Communism did their populaces. Islam seems to have taken a page from that book with an "ism" of its own, like Fascism).
Islam is "advancing according to a steady plan," the sheik said, "to the point that tens of thousands of Muslims have joined the American army and Islam is the second largest religion in America." (Compared to 90% Christianity, second biggest does not mean much - except to fervent listeners of this lecturer who do not have all the facts and fall for statistical misdirected slogans).
NOTE: Nearly 1.5 million Africans have renounced Islam in the past year and chosen other religions.
"Today," he said, "America is defeated. I have no doubt, not even for a minute, that America is on its way to destruction." (He has been reading the New York Times and Washington Post again).
But the United States "will be destroyed gradually," he said, requiring Muslims to be "patient." MEMRI recently reported Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi declared in a speech aired on Al Jazeera that Islam will take over Europe without violent force within a few decades. (Sadly, he is coming closer to reality here).
"We have 50 million Muslims in Europe," Gadhafi said. "There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe Â without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades." (Spain already surrendered after the railway bombings and France with a 20% Moslem population can either act firmly and defensively or burn, then surrender. Some schools in Sweden do not have a single ethnic Swedtheirthier classes - not one!)
The enemy reads bleeding heart liberals and self-destructive Democrats and weak-kneed EU authorities better than we read the enemy.
Cannot all of us see the underlying potential truth in this man's comments, unpleasant as they may be to our dignity?
Does not the illegal immigrant growth and pressure - here in the USA and in Europe - and the greater reproduction rate that swells their ranks not clearly indicate the danger of leaving Islam alone and appeasing or negotiating?
Will we only react in a few decades when Americans getting off an aircraft in Europe have to wear Moslem attire or even Burkhas?
Or in Canada? Or in some of our own cities and regions?
Wake up world! Smell the danger and DO something about it, instead of stirring the silt in the cesspools that grow and fester among and around us and will eventually suffocate us.
Moslems can be great people individually but Islam is not a religion, it is a political "ism" just like fascism.
This WAR is for REAL!
To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it.
Our country is now facing the most serious threat to its existence, as we know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and mine (which includes WWII).
The deadly seriousness is greatly compounded by the fact that there are very few of us who think we can possibly lose this war and even fewer who realize what losing really means.
First, let's examine a few basics:
1. When did the threat to us start? Many will say September 11, 2001.
The answer as far as the United States is concerned is 1979 - 22 years prior to September 2001, with the following attacks on us:
* Iran Embassy Hostages, 1979;
* Beirut, Lebanon Embassy 1983;
* Beirut, Lebanon Marine Barracks 1983;
* Lockerbie, Scotland Pan-Am flight to New York 1988;
* First New York World Trade Center attack 1993;
* Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Khobar Towers Military complex 1996;
* Nairobi, Kenya US Embassy 1998;
* Dares Salaam, Tanzania US Embassy 1998;
* Aden, Yemen USS Cole 2000;
* New York World Trade Center 2001;
* Pentagon 2001. (Note that during the period from 1981 to 2001 there were 7,581 terrorist attacks worldwide).
2 - Why were we attacked?
Envy of our position, our success, and our freedoms. The attacks happened during the administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2.
We cannot simply fault either the Republicans or Democrats as there were no provocations by any of the presidents or their immediate predecessors.
3. Who were the attackers?
In each case, the attacks on the US were carried out by Muslims.
4. What is the Muslim population of the World?
25%. i.e. 1,200,000,000. (That is 1,200 million.)
5. Isn't the Muslim Religion peaceful?
Hopefully, but that is really not material. There is no doubt that the predominately Christian population of Germany was peaceful, but under the dictatorial leadership of Hitler (who was also "Christian"), that made no difference.
You either went along with the administration or you were eliminated.
There were 5 to 6 million Christians killed by the Nazis for political reasons (including 7,000 Polish priests). (see http://www.nazis.testimony.co.uk/7-a.htm ).
Thus, almost the same number of Christians were killed by the Nazis, as the six million holocaust Jews who were killed by them, and we seldom heard of anything other than the Jewish atrocities. (Just as we do not hear of most of the atrocities by Moslems of Moslems).
Although Hitler kept the world focused on the Jews, he had no hesitancy about killing anyone who got in his way of exterminating the Jews or of taking over the world - German, Christian or any others. (The same policy applies to Islam, specially the Velayat Faghih version of Rouhollah Khomeini, who will maim and execute to enforce his "religious" authority).
Same with the Muslim terrorists. They focus the world on the US, but kill all in the way -- their own people or the Spanish, French or anyone else.
The point here is that just like the peaceful Germans were of no protection to anyone from the Nazis, no matter how many peaceful Muslims there may be, they are no protection for us from the terrorist Muslim leaders and what they are fanatically bent on doing -- by their own pronouncements -- killing all of us "infidels." I don't blame the peaceful Muslims. What would you do if the choice was shut up or die?
6. So whom are we at war with?
There is no way we can honestly respond that it is anyone other than the Muslim terrorists.
Trying to be politically correct and avoid verbalizing this conclusion can well be fatal. There is no way to win if you don't clearly recognize and articulate whom you are fighting.
So with that background, now to the two major questions:
1. Can we lose this war?
2. What does losing really mean?
If we are to win, we must clearly answer these two pivotal questions. We can definitely lose this war, and as anomalous as it may sound, the major reason we can lose is that so many of us simply do not fathom the answer to the second question - What does losing mean?
It would appear that a great many of us think that losing the war means hanging our heads, bringing the troops home and going on about our business, like post Vietnam. This is as far from the truth as one can get .
What losing really means is:
We would no longer be the premier country in the world. The attacks on us will not subside, but rather will steadily increase.
Remember, they want us dead, not just quiet.
If they had just wanted us quiet, they would not have produced an increasing series of attacks against us, over the past 18 years. The plan was clearly, for terrorist s to attack us, until we were neutered and submissive to them.
We would of course have no future support from other nations, for fear of reprisals and for the reason that they would see, how impotent we are and unable to help them.
Islam will pick off the other non-Muslim nations, one at a time. It will be increasingly easier for them.
They already hold Spain hostage. It doesn't matter whether it was right or wrong for Spain to withdraw its troops from Iraq. Spain did it because the Muslim terrorists bombed their train and told them to withdraw the troops. Anything else they want Spain to do will be done. Spain is finished.
The next will probably be France. Our one hope on France is that they might see the light and realize that if we don't win, they are finished too, in that they can't resist the Muslim terrorists without us.
However, it may already be too late for France. France is already 20% Muslim and fading fast!
If we lose the war, our production, income, exports and way of life will all vanish as we know it. After losing, who would trade or deal with us, if they were threatened by the Muslims?
If we can't stop the Muslims, how could anyone else? (Even dare to try!)
The Muslims fully know what is riding on this war, and therefore, are completely committed to winning, at any cost. We better know it too and be likewise committed to winning at any cost.
Why go on at such lengths about the results of losing? Simple. Until we recognize the costs of losing, we cannot unite and really put 100% of our thoughts and efforts into winning. And it is going to take that 100% effort to win.
So, how can we lose the war?
Again, the answer is simple. We can lose the war by "imploding."
That is, defeating ourselves by refusing to recognize the enemy and their purpose, and really digging in and lending full support to the war effort.
If we are united, there is no way that we can lose. If we continue to be divided, there is no way that we can win!
A few examples of how we simply don't comprehend the life and death seriousness of this situation.
President Bush selects Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation. Although all of the terrorist attacks were committed by Muslim men between 17 and 40 years of age, Secretary Mineta refuses to allow " profiling " .
Does that sound like we are taking this thing seriously? This is war! (as opposed to criminal conduct). For the duration we are going to have to give up some of the civil rights we have become accustomed to.
We had better be prepared to lose some of our civil rights temporarily or we will most certainly lose all of them permanently. (What kind of civil rights do you expect to have if Islam dominates the world and the USA)
And don't worry that it is a slippery slope. We gave up plenty of civil rights during WWII, and immediately restored them after the victory and in fact added many more since then.
Blame President Bush or President Clinton before him?
No, blame us the people for blithely assuming we can maintain all of our Political Correctness, and all of our civil rights during this conflict and have a clean, lawful, honorable war. None of those words apply to war. Get them out of your head.
Some have gone so far in their criticism of the war and/or the Administration that it almost seems they would literally like to see us lose.
This isn't because they are disloyal. It is because they just don't recognize what losing means, nor what it takes to win.
Nevertheless, that conduct of free expression gives the impression to the enemy that we are divided and weakening. It concerns our friends, and it does great damage to our cause.
Of more recent vintage, the uproar fueled by the politicians and media regarding the treatment of some prisoners of war, perhaps exemplifies this best.
We have recently had an issue involving the treatment of a few Muslim prisoners of war by a small group of our military police. These are the type of prisoners who just a few months ago were throwing their own people off buildings, cutting off their hands, cutting out their tongues and otherwise murdering their own people just for disagreeing with Saddam Hussein.
And just a few years ago these same type prisoners killed 400,000 of their own people for the same reason.
They are also the same type of enemy fighters, who recently were burning Americans, and dragging their charred corpses through the streets of Iraq.
And still more recently, the same type enemy that was and is providing videos to all news sources internationally, of the beheading of American prisoners they held. (See the Armstrong murder link on this site to get the message of their ice cold, vicious minds. Activities the liberal left wants to "protect" with our civilized, sane laws that have no meaning to the perpetrators of these horrific acts).
Compare this with some of our press and politicians, who for several days have thought and talked about nothing else but the "humiliation" of some Muslim prisoners -- not burning them, not dragging their charred corpses through the streets, not beheading them, but "humiliating" them.
Can this be for real? (Do they have any sense of proportion?)
The politicians and pundits have even talked of impeachment of the Secretary of Defense. If this doesn't show the complete lack of comprehension and understanding of the seriousness of the enemy we are fighting, the life and death struggle we are in and the disastrous results of losing this war, nothing can. (Does this not sound like cutting off your nose to spite your face -- help the enemy anyway we can - just to hit the Administration - without any realization of the hurt to themselves that that will follow their ignorance and stupidity?)
To bring our country to a virtual political standstill over this prisoner issue makes us look like Nero playing his fiddle as Rome burned -- totally oblivious to what is going on in the real world.
Neither we, nor any other country, can survive this internal strife.
Again, this does not always mean that some of our politicians or media people are disloyal. It simply means that they are absolutely oblivious to the magnitude, of the situation we are in and into which the Muslim terrorists have been pushing us, for many years. Usually because their experience is Statewide, perhaps Nationwide but rarely worldwide. And when it is global, tainted by their local neighborhood mindsets and limited knowledge of the cultures with which they deal.
Remember, the Muslim terrorists stated goal is to kill all infidels!
That translates into ALL non-Muslims ( and even many less fanatical Muslims of other denominations) not just in the United States, but throughout the world.
We are the last bastion of defense.
We have been criticized for many years as being " arrogant ". That charge is valid in at least one respect. We are arrogant in that we believe that we are so good, powerful and smart, that we can win the hearts and minds of all those who attack us, and that with both hands tied behind our back, we can defeat anything bad in the world! We can't!
If we don't recognize this, our nation as we know it will not survive, and no other free country in the world will survive if we are defeated.
And finally, name any Muslim countries throughout the world that allow freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, equal rights for anyone -- let alone everyone, equal status or any status for women, or that have been productive in one single way that contributes to the good of the world.
This has been a long way of saying that we must be united on this war or we will be relegated in the history books to the self-inflicted fall of the Roman Empire.
If, that is, the Muslim leaders will allow history books to be written or read.
If we don't win this war right now, keep a close eye on how the Muslims take over France in the next 5 years or less. They will continue to increase the Muslim population of France and continue to encroach little by little, on the established French traditions.
The French will be fighting among themselves, over what should or should not be done, which will continue to weaken them and keep them from any united resolve. Doesn't that sound eerily familiar?
Democracies don't have their freedoms taken away from them by some external military force. Instead, they give their freedoms away, politically correct piece, by politically correct piece.
And they are giving those freedoms away to those who have shown, worldwide, that they abhor freedom and will not apply it to you or even to themselves, once they are in power.
They have universally shown that when they have taken over, they then start brutally killing each other over who will be the few who control the masses.
Will we ever stop hearing from the politically correct, about the "peaceful Muslims"?
If we are united, there is no way that we can lose. Hopefully, after the elections, the factions in our country will begin to focus on the critical situation we are in, and will unite to save our country. It is your future we are talking about! Do whatever you can to preserve it. After reading the above, we all must do this not only for ourselves, but our children, our grandchildren, our country and the world.
Whether Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal or anything in between and that includes the Politicians and media of our country and the free world, if you want to be aroundremainemian free, wake up and smell the danger you so blithely ignore - to your own detriment!
"Scattered into all the nations that make up the spiritual empire the Bible calls 'Babylon', the people of God have been held captive in a pagan environment.
This captivity became a key part of the mechanism for the rescue of God: "To Babylon you must go and there you will be rescued; there God will ransom you out of the power of your enemies." (Micah 4:10).
Pagan in its origination, Christ tried to cure the Roman empire and lead it to God. His disciples poured the Gospel of heaven inside its philosophic borders, filling the whole to overflowing.
This Christian attempt at cleansing Babylon met, at first, with immediate success. The infusion of the Gospel saved the captive children of God, but the healing of Babylon, itself, proved shortlived.
Like a cancer once in remission, paganism has quietly returned, suddenly turning metastatic in our day, and bringing western civilization immense notoriety in the modern world for a decadence unparalleled since the time of the Caesar's.
It's conversion to Christ is the proof of the mortal wound Jesus delivered to paganism -- the one described by John in the Book of Revelations -- and the western world's recent recant of that conversion, the wound's healing.
Rising up from the ashes of Sodom and Gomorrah, capitols of hedonism like 'Hollywood' and 'Las Vegas' now stand as sister-cities to their originals, and others just like them are rising up to dot the landscape of the nations of the western world.
Powered by people who hate Christ, these real-life 'Pottersville's' are enemies of everything the Bible stands for, and they are spewing out a satanic and godless filth that has covered the world like soot pouring up from a vast spiritual chimney rising up from the depths of the devil's Abyss.
As this empire's decadence grows, so, too, does a spiritual menace on the other side of the Euphrates river. It is growing there in response to the Bible's law.
The only thing that has kept this Persian giant in remission is faith in Christ.
With that now in freefall, Persia has awakened and has begun to break off its chains. Spiritually these two empires designate sin on the one side, and its scourge on the other.
In spiritual terms, Persia is the Bible's natural law -- a response built right into the creation as an answer to profligate behavior. It has nothing to do with the judgment. That comes later.
The tribulation and the judgment are completely different and are powered by entirely different entities. It is the Bible that brings the tribulation, because, as Jesus proved, its terms must be followed.
It is God that brings the Judgment and that will come after the tribulation has ended. Babylon is a conglomerate of nations buried in sinful conduct, while Persia is the destructive force that is destined to bring Babylon to its final ruin."