Persecution of Iraqi Christians garners little notice

July 27, 2014

Reports: There is not a single Christian family left in Mosul

This chilling article detailing the horrors facing Christians in Iraq was printed in The Guardian, a U.K. publication. The U.S. press is mostly silent on the terror being imposed by Islamic militants.

The last Christians in northern Iraqi cities such as Mosul have fled from places where their communities have lived for almost 2,000 years, as a deadline passed for them to convert to Islam, pay an onerous religious tax or be killed.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recently issued a decree offering Christians the three options accompanied by the ominous threat that, if they did not comply, “then there is nothing to give them but the sword.”

Mosul includes the site of ancient Nineveh, the city to which biblical prophet Jonah was dispatched by God.  It was first mentioned in Genesis 10:11-12.

National Review’s The Corner carries a commentary The Attack on Christians in the Middle East by Rev. Robert Barron, which opens with “Though you would never guess it from the paucity of coverage in the major news media, there is a fierce persecution of Christians going on in the Middle East. In Egypt, convents and churches are being burned to the ground and Copts, members of one of the most ancient Christian communities, are being routinely harassed, tortured, and arrested. In Iraq, the ISIS group, hoping to re-establish a “caliphate” across the northern sector of the Middle East, is brutally persecuting Christians.” 

When Barack Obama recently hosted his sixth Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House, it would be interesting to know if he brought up the topic of Christians suffering torture and death at the hands of Muslim fundamentalists before or after what the White House blog refers to as the “traditional melodic Muslim call to prayer.”  Then again, it might have slipped his mind during the festivities.

Take some time this Sunday to read the linked news articles and acquaint yourself with the hard facts.

The White House website claims “President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.” This site provides contact information.


Powerful response to ‘peaceful Muslims’ rates standing ovation

June 29, 2014

In carnage around the world……“the peaceful majority were irrelevant”

Our thanks to WND for posting Brigitte Gabriel’s powerful response to a Muslim woman who attended a Heritage Foundation forum on Benghazi. The woman claimed Muslims are portrayed badly. Gabriel’s answer, complete with potent facts and figures, provides one of the best answers ever given to the constant harangue of ” the majority of Muslins are peaceful.”  Although Ms. Gabriel agrees, she also cites previous historical carnage perpetrated at the hands of Germany, Russia, China, Japan, and the events on September 11, 2001. In each case she concludes, “the peaceful majority were irrelevant”

This enlightening video clip is definitely worth your time.

 


Did Obama negotiate with terrorists to save traitor? & UPDATE

June 4, 2014

Why is Bergdahl’s father reciting passages from the Koran in Arabic?

U.S. Army Pfc. —- promoted in absentia to Sgt. —- Bowe Bergdahl was released from Taliban custody over the weekend in exchange for five of the extremist Islamic group’s top commanders held at Guantanamo Bay.

Armed with facts and sources unavailable to those of us irate over the dangerous and precedent-setting prisoner swap —- unilaterally executed without Congressional approval by the Imperial Obama —- Michelle Malkin tells “The story you haven’t yet heard about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion.”

Malkin’s syndicated column provides a unique perspective on the revered Taliban leaders exchanged in the prisoner swap for a man whose true bent is continually being revealed. The Blaze discloses the disturbing phrasing Bowe’s father, Robert Bergdahl, uttered during his meeting with Obama. “Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahimis a common Arabic phrase, considered to be a major pillar of Islam and featured prominently in the Koran.

What message was Robert Bergdahl sending? Even the left-leaning Washington Post refers to his actions, including tweets to the Taliban, ascurious.”

Malkin concludes her commentary with these words:
Are you listening, Capitol Hill and America? The Bowe Bergdahl mess isn’t just a story about one deserter, but two. There’s the muddle-headed lowlife who left his post and brothers behind. And there’s the corrupt commander-in-chief who has jeopardized more American soldiers’ lives to “rescue” Bergdahl by bowing to the Taliban, while snubbing the surviving heroes and at least 8 dead American soldiers who lost their lives because of him.

This cannot stand.”

Update-tag

June 6, 2014:

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, talking-points-reliant, Susan Rice —- Obama’s worthless national security adviser —- defends her comment describing Bowe Bergdahl’s service as one of “honor and distinction.”  Watch the CNN interview video here.

It’s now being reported that during his questionable “captivity,” U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam, according to newly obtained, classified documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News.  Read the full report here.

 


Proof that Democrats will send any leftist to Congress

May 24, 2014

Kuster’s last stand?

U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster, a freshman Democrat representing New Hampshire‘s 2nd Congressional District, displayed her abysmal lack of knowledge when asked to explain her position on the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Appearing at a Townhall meeting, Kuster read a written question asking her opinion about House Resolution 36, intended to establish a select committee to investigate and report on the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi.

Stumbling from the onset, Kuster’s response begins with an error, as she wrongly tells the audience that the measure is being crafted in the Senate so she doesn’t want to get into a discussion about it.

“Um, I don’t have….uh, it’s a Senate….I think ahh-h,” she stammers. “I don’t think we have anything about that in the House.”

Pressed for an answer by a woman in the audience, Kuster says the forum should stay focused on the Middle East.

Q: “Can you address Benghazi? What are you going to do about Benghazi ? Why isn’t Benghazi  at the top of your issue?”

A: “Well, I’m certainly not here to talk about it.  We’re here to talk about the Middle East.” (2014 map here)

Several people in the audience exclaimed, “Benghazi is in the Middle East!”

This revealing exchange took place in November, but remains relevant, since the inept leftist Ann Kuster is running for reelection.  Republicans Col. Gary Lambert, a state Senator and Marilinda  Garcia, a member of the NH House, are challenging Kuster. Libertarian Brian Chabot, who says he supports good, fresh sushi, is also in the race.

This video clearly shows the incompetent Kuster:

 


Obama calls Iran’s despotic Muslim ayatollah “Supreme Leader”

November 9, 2013

Jay Nordlinger, writing in the Nov. 11, issue of National Review, has a commentary sure to set the teeth of any thinking American on edge.

In “Entitled” Nordlinger addresses what he calls the “tricky business of addressing or referring to an unsavory foreign leader.”

The article begins with these words: “In his recent address at the U.N., President Obama referred to Ali Khamenei, the head ayatollah in Iran. Each time, he referred to him as “the Supreme Leader.” He did not even say his name: just “Supreme Leader.” Was that really necessary, for the president of the United States? Those who control Iran may refer to Khamenei as “Supreme Leader” — but do democratic leaders, such as Obama, have to follow suit?

Two months after he became president, in 2009, Obama sent Nowruz greetings to Iran. (Nowruz is the Persian new year.) His predecessor, George W. Bush, had sent such greetings too. But Bush made clear that he was sending them to the people. Obama sent them to “the people and leaders” of Iran. He also referred to the country — twice — as “the Islamic Republic of Iran,” as the mullahs style the country. Iranian democrats, many of whom are in jail, don’t see it that way.”

Sign up to read the article in its entirety. Better yet on this brisk November day, go out and purchase a copy. As a conservative, it’s a gift you should give yourself.


JD Hayworth: Continues to speak for Conservatives

October 20, 2013

Our thanks to SRAZ reader Saguaro Sam for the following comment regarding former 6-term Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth’s appearance on “Geraldo” Saturday evening:

“J.D. Hayworth was just on the Geraldo show tonight (10/19; FOX news channel) talking about the protective curtain that Obama has put around all the Fast and Furious players. J.D. called out Dennis Burke, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, and Obama. FACTS, FACTS, FACTS, delivered in the masterfully succinct style that we have come to know and appreciate. Thanks, J.D. You are a patriot and a gentleman.”

Of course, we agree, Sam.

Although we missed that important appearance, We are happy to bring our readers J.D. Hayworth‘s “Tea Party Address,” which he delivered in his role as “Senior Contributor” to TPNN.com — the Tea Party News Network. This rebuttal is in response to Obama’s weekly radio address, more correctly identified as his weakly dose of deception.


Why is U.S. Park Service propagandizing for Islam?

September 25, 2013

Todd Starnes writing for Townhall provides an excellent exposé of the bizarre endorsement of Islam by the National Park Service. Read “National Park Service Promotes Islamic Videos.”

There are three videos included in his article.  They depict students at Muslim schools attempting to elicit empathy about their beliefs — down playing the Muslim connection to the horrors of 9/11 and saying non-Muslims are “ignorant” about them and treat them badly.

We include one portraying Islam as a “religion of peace” here:

Smokey Bear, wearing a park ranger cap, has been the iconic symbol of the Park Service since 1944.  His familiar fire prevention warnings, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires,” have now been replaced by this outrageous Islamic propaganda and videos of a mute, guy-hugging Smokey. If you can stand that, here’s another.

The New York Times reports that Smokey’s appearance is being changed because the ad agency brass handling the campaign, “…want to leverage the icon. The hugs are part of the decision to turn Smokey into a character who is depicted as “rewarding people,” rather than “entreating them or admonishing them to take personal responsibility. It’s moving the tone away from sober, which doesn’t resonate with young people, while maintaining the seriousness of the issue.”

How much longer before these cool ad guys who disdain sober messaging about the deadly serious issue of forest fires, will feature a drag version of Smokey wearing a hajab or burqa?


Mind-boggling truth: Americans getting filtered news

September 17, 2013

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Russia’s Putin on cover of global editions of Time magazine; USA rates sports fluff

As the rest of the world is discussing serious matters concerning World Peace or threats to America, Americans are given the equivalent of another six-pack — with the specific goal of keeping us ignorant.

Compare the absurd covers detailing Time magazine content* intended for American consumption. They and the reports they contain are not remotely comparable to those directed to foreign audiences.  We are kept in the dark with sports, entertainment and the war between the sexes, while European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian editions carry topics concerning critical world events and explore the global impact of Islam.

How often have you seen the phrase, AMERICA, WAKE UP!”? Is it any wonder the fastest growing online newspaper in the USA is The Guardian, published in Great Britain?  Even Fox News is undependable. The network, now boasting a lineup of hired liberal strategists, is too interested in being “fair and balanced,” to provide unfiltered information.

Beware the sedating seduction of “Bread and Circuses.” Entertainment is a powerful distraction from addressing the difficult issues we are facing. The term is descriptive of the political strategy of the ancient Roman elites preceding the empire’s eventual fall. It was based on hedonistic disdain of ethical behavior, civic values and disregard of patriotism, as the officials lulled the Roman citizens with diversions of cheap entertainment, free wheat, beer and distractions of watching gladiators compete — contrived to take their minds off of the empire’s massive problems.

* H/T  Before It’s News


September 11, 2001: We will not forget

September 11, 2013

We also need to get smarter and drop the politically correct descriptions

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Twelve years ago today, 2,973 people were murdered by terrorists who commandeered two commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City and  a third into the Pentagon. The death toll includes 40 passengers and crew members aboard the fourth hijacked plane, United 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as courageous passengers rushed the cockpit.

 Along with our American citizens, people from 90 other countries were killed in the attacks perpetrated by those we have referred to each year as we post this memorial as “Islamo-fascist extremists.”

Today as we also remember the orchestrated attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi on this same date just last year  — resulting in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Ty Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty, we are changing our descriptive terminology.

Bare Naked Islam (BNI), a site which boldly declares, “It isn’t Islamophobia when they really ARE trying to kill you,” exposes the fact that these terrorists are not an aberration of Islam, but rather devout followers extolled as the “Magnificent 19” and, in fact, revered for their heinous acts by their families and their communities. BNI includes portions of a book ‘Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers, Who They Were, Why They Did It’, written by LA Times reporter Terry McDermott.  After doing in-depth research for his book, McDermott concludes they were all “model Muslims,” actually “perfect soldiers” for Allah, deeply religious and following the tenets of their faith.

“Allahu Akbar! translates to “Allah is Greater.” It is an Islamic Arabic expression, used as both an informal expression of faith and as a formal declaration — often accompanying Jihadist terror attacks.

Days ago, Arizona’s senior Sen. John McCain foolishly compared shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” to a Christian saying “Thank God.” The post and the video can be seen here. This is exactly the type of irrational political correctness that needs to be replaced.

We begin today.


Invasion‘s magical lingo: “Migrants, undocumented, refugees, asylum seekers…”

September 9, 2013

….replacing the politically incorrect “illegal aliens”

Our normally dry Valley is awash, not just with a drenching downpour, but also with a flood of what the daily newspaper cunningly refers to as “migrants.” We know them as illegal aliens, and most often view them as invading the United States via Arizona’s southern border, from Mexico, South and Central America.

Sunday’s edition disabuses us of such notions. An oversized front page report, continuing for two additional jump pages, details the “hundreds, maybe even thousands, of undocumented migrants from India” smuggled yearly into Arizona seeking  “asylum.” On average, they pay $35,000 apiece to gain access, using dubious claims of facing danger in their homeland. The numbers of such claimants is surging. Even the open-borders newspaper reports officials are suspicious of their pitiful tales — though the steady flood  of humanity continues.

Today’s edition provides more of the same. In this saga, it is a Hutu farmer living in Zimbabwe being helped to “rejoin his family” by the Grand Canyon chapter of the American Red Cross. He has not seen his Tutsi wife and children since he fled a refugee camp in Zambia, leaving them behind in 2005.  He is still in Africa, but count on him arriving  in Phoenix soon. For reasons undisclosed, the family requested their names not be released.

Despite being assured by former Homeland InSecurity chieftain, Janet Napolitano that “our borders have never been stronger,” exactly the opposite is true. Watch this sobering WSB Atlanta Action News report detailing the OTM’s (Other Than Mexicans) from terror sponsoring nations, who have learned Spanish and infiltrated the USA.

Is there a genial way to say “We told you so?” Probably not. We will simply self-congratulate on our own early perceptions of the transmogrifications of amnesty and the threats Americans are facing, ignored by our own government officials at both the federal and state level.  

In 2008, we saw it coming, in the post “Lawbreakers morphing into asylum seekers,” noting the reconfiguring of illegal aliens into victims. It was an ideal pretext for the open borders Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic), providing the leftist decimator of pap another convenient hook for its endless promotion of amnesty. And it perfectly comported with the United Nation’s expanded concept of refugees in its 1967 Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, to include persons fleeing violence in their home country.

In 2010, we wrote “The ball to keep your eyes on: Newly configured ‘political refugees.’” We followed in 2011 with “Asylum! The hottest ticket for ‘political refugees.’”

The claim worked well for Barack Obama’s Kenyan-born aunt Zeituni Onyango who lived in taxpayer supported public housing in Boston. She was granted asylum in a private hearing six years after being ordered deported.


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