This issue looks at news from the Jerusalem Prayer Team and The Israel Project, California’s support for Shariah Law, how political correctness is welcoming Islam, America’s distorted view of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, and Obama’s latest history re-write.
OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION
News from the Jerusalem Prayer Team
The nation of Israel is reeling from the news report that the Obama Administration has sent the Netanyahu government an unmistakable message-“Don’t rely on us to finish the job” with Iran. With the election now less than three months away, preventing war in the Middle East is outweighing all other considerations with Washington because of the impact on the economy.
The government of Saudi Arabia has reportedly threatened Israel if they attempt to cross Saudi airspace as part of an attack on Iran’s nuclear program. Israel faces enormous logistical challenges in launching a strike to stop the mullahs of Tehran from achieving the means to annihilate the Jewish state, and the route over Saudi Arabia presents a number of tactical advantages. It is unclear whether Saudi Arabia actually means this; the rulers of the House of Saud are no fans of the radical Iranian government. It may be that this statement is merely for public consumption.
News from the Israel Project
Last weekend’s terrorist attack in which Islamist militants killed 16 Egyptian border police has opened a serious rift between Egypt’s new Muslim Brotherhood leader and Iran-backed Palestinian terror groups in Gaza. Get all the details.
Hezbollah, the terrorist proxy backed by Iran and Syria, has been fundraising and operating openly in Europe and channeling money to Lebanon, The New York Times reported today. The EU refuses to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist group, instead treating it mostly as a political and social organization.
IT’S NEWS TO ME
California Politicians and Law Enforcement Support Sharia Law
Godfatherpolitics reports: Earlier this year, a town hall meeting was held to determine the effects of Sharia law and to see whether or not it is something to be feared or embraced. In typical California fashion, the meeting was held on at a neutral location – the Islamic Society of Orange County. To no one’s surprise, everyone at the meeting was told that Sharia law poses no threat to U.S. law. They were also told that there is absolutely no conflict between Sharia law and the U.S Constitution and the Bill of Rights. As I’ve often said, California is the land of nuts, fruits and flakes and the results of the town hall meeting only helps to reinforce that notion. U.S. Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA) urged the people and officials to support and embrace Sharia law. Read more.
How Political Correctness Is Transforming British Education
(Is America not far Behind?)
Gatestone Institute reports:In Cheshire, two students at the Alsager High School were punished by their teacher for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class. In Scotland, 30 non-Muslim children from the Parkview Primary School recently were required to visit the Bait ur Rehman Ahmadiyya mosque in the Yorkhill district of Glasgow (videos here and here). At the mosque, the children were instructed to recite the shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith which states: “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger.” Muslims are also demanding that Islamic preachers be sent to every school in Scotland to teach children about Islam, ostensibly in an effort to end negative attitudes about Muslims. British schools are increasingly dropping the Jewish Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, according to a report entitled, Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills. Read more.
Our Government Officials think Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are no threat to America.
Watch this video to see if the experts agree.
Obama Praises Muslims While Thomas Jefferson Didn’t Trust Them
Politicaloutcast.com reports: The following remarks were made by President Obama at an Iftar Dinner for Muslims held at in the East Room at the White House:
As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia – perhaps the first Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress – the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. And that’s a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam – like so many faiths – is part of our national story.
As Paul Harvey would say, “Now the rest of the story.” The Barbary pirates habitually preyed on ships from “Christian nations,” enslaving “Christian” seamen. “Barbary was Christendom’s Gulag Archipelago.” Jefferson, embroiled in a war with Islamic terrorists in his day, commented, “Too long, for the honor of nations, have those Barbarians been [permitted] to trample on the sacred faith of treaties, on the rights and laws of human nature!” Read more.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Who was the great female Irish designer of casual outdoor seating?