by Jonathon M. Seidl The following is an open letter sent from Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, TX to Glenn Beck detailing Sunday’s anti-Israel disruptions. You can read our original story here. We are continuing to look into the story and will post updates when they are available.
Sunday morning, May 15, 2011, at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio was a day set aside to express our appreciation for the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Hundreds of churches across America and around the world joined us as we stood in solidarity with Israel in this time of crisis.
What I didn’t know was that eleven anti-Israel protesters came to our 11:00 am Worship Service pretending to be worshipers. They sat in different sections of the church; some in the balcony and the majority on the main floor. As it turned out, none of them were Palestinians, they were all local radical activists.
As I stood to deliver the sermon, one female “Palestinian protester” stood at the edge of the balcony and began throwing anti-Israel propaganda leaflets on to the main floor of the sanctuary. She was not screaming; she was throwing leaflets by the handful on the heads of the people below.
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By admin In the past I have stated I am not religious, but my goal is to help educate and unite Atheists and members of non-Islamic religions against a common enemy. That enemy is Islam. The good news is that our voice against Islam is clearly getting louder, the bad news is that far too many Americans who identify themselves as “Christians” are taking the easy way out and bowing down to Islam, in an effort to avoid a conflict that has been raging for 1400 years.
Muslim Hadith Book 019, Number 4366: It has been narrated by ‘Umar b. al-Khattib that he heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim.
A conflict in which Christians are clearly losing!
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by Moshe Phillips In Cairo on Saturday, May 7 Muslim protesters attacked two Coptic Christian churches. The rioters set one of the churches on fire. Twelve have been killed and over 200 injured in the violence. Simon Caldwell of the…
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Many Arabs in the region consider the rebirth of Israel as a nation-state 63 years ago to be the greatest catastrophe to befall the Muslims in centuries.
Accordingly, many Arabs mark Israel’s Independence Day with unrestrained violence.
Such was the case in Jerusalem on Friday, when an Israeli Jewish woman was assaulted by Arab stone throwers because she was flying a small Israeli flag from her vehicle. These small flags are sold at intersections around Israel in the run-up to Independence Day, and can be seen flying from about half of the cars in Israel.
Friday’s attack took place in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, known to Jews as Shiloach or the City of David. One of the stones hurled by the attackers shattered the car’s front windshield, lightly wounding the Jewish woman.
Israeli Border Police officers moved in and dispersed the rioters, but were themselves targeted with stones and firebombs.
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A Muslim mob surrounded and burned a church in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and wounding nearly 200 more.
#imag1 The confrontation was sparked by a rumor among Muslims that the Coptic Christians at the Saint Mena Church in the Cairo neighborhood of Imbaba were holding against her will a woman who wished to convert to Islam.
The mob began hurling firebombs at the church and reportedly opened fire on the Christians. Some reports suggested the Christians responded in kind by returning fire.
Security forces eventually broke up the Muslim mob using tear gas, and firefighters were called in to hose down the scorched church building.
Israel Today reported last month that Christians have begun to flee Egypt following the ouster of former dictator Hosni Mubarak and the rise of more radical Islamic elements within the country.
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By Dennis Prager #imag1 Christians should organize an international day or week of solidarity for persecuted Christians in the Muslim world.
In 1969, at the age of 21, I was sent to the Soviet Union. I was a young American Jew who spoke Hebrew and Russian and who practiced Judaism. My task was to bring Jewish religious items into the Soviet Union, and the names of Jews who wished to leave the Soviet Union out of that country. Upon returning to the United States, I became the national spokesman for the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, one of the most effective organizations for Soviet Jews in the world.
As such, I spoke before synagogues of every denomination, Hadassah groups, Jewish federations, Jewish groups on college campuses. If there was a Jewish organization, it cared about the plight of Soviet Jews. For decades, virtually every synagogue in America had a “Save Soviet Jewry” sign in front of it.
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By Seth Mande
To Hasan Afzal, the reaction to his new pro-Israel group may demonstrate just why the organization is necessary.
“I’ve been really overwhelmed just by how shocked people have been that there’s been a group called British Muslims for Israel,” Afzal said.
That surprise isn’t surprising. The debate over Israel and the broader Middle East conflict has become so tense and toxic that a group calling itself British Muslims for Israel inspires a mix of suspicion and fascination. But Afzal’s group is real. Formed by young Muslim professionals in Britain in January under the umbrella group Institute for Middle Eastern Democracy, it really took off after Afzal was interviewed by Israel’s Channel 10. Their Web site (BritishMuslimsForIsrael.com) received thousands of hits and the group began receiving letters of all kinds, from “thank you for what you said” to “how can we help?” One writer offered to help jazz up their Web site, and several spoke admiringly of the group’s bravery.
“Although I never for one second thought I was being brave, I just thought I was being obvious in what I was saying,” Afzal told me. “We were worried that the dialogue, when it comes to the Middle East and especially Israel, had in the past five or six years moved from how do Muslims build an independent Palestinian state and coexist with Israel, to nonsense questions like should Israel even exist, or should the Jews even have a homeland,” Afzal said. “And we found that disturbing for two reasons: first is, it’s a completely delusional question to even ask if Israel should even exist.”
Afzal likes to pose the following hypothetical to anyone willing to discuss Israel’s right to exist: Suppose the argument was about India-Pakistan, and Afzal said to his interlocutor, “you know, I really support India’s right to exist”—how silly would he sound? In addition, Afzal knows where such a question, with respect to Israel, would lead. Once you start asking if Israel has a right to exist, Afzal said, “that is almost like a back door Trojan horse entry to some pretty dark aspects of Islamism.”
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Radical Muslims in Africa’s Ivory Coast are perpetrating a massacre on Christians while the Obama administration stands by and does nothing, Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports.
Now, Ivory Coast President-elect Alassane Ouattara’s largely Muslim forces have kept Christian Laurent Gbagbo, the current president, in his Abidjan residence under siege.
In retaliation, Gbagbo forces launched two mortars and a rocket at the residence of the French ambassador and French helicopter gunships responded by attacking Gbagbo forces.
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By Duane Lester While discussing the burning of the Koran on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Time Magazine World Editor Bobby Ghosh made the claim that burning the Koran was worse than burning the Bible because the Bible was written by men and the Koran came straight from Allah.
GHOSH: The thing to keep in mind that`s very important here is that the Koran to Muslims, it is not — it is not the same as the Bible to Christians. The Bible is a book written by men. It is acknowledged by Christians that it is written by men. It`s the story of Jesus. TODD: Yes. GHOSH: But the Koran, if you are a believer, if you`re a Muslim, the Koran is directly the word of God, not written by man. It is transcribed, is directly the word of God. That makes it sacred in a way that it`s hard to understand if you`re not Muslim. So the act of burning a Koran is much more — potentially much, much more inflammatory than – TODD: Directly attacking — directly attacking God. GHOSH: — than if you were to burn a — burn a Bible. TODD: Directly attacking God. News flash to Mr. Ghosh: Christians believe that the Old Testament was delivered to man from God, via people like Moses and prophets like Samuel and Jeremiah. Then came along Jesus, the son of God. Christians believe he taught, did miracles and he died on the cross for our sins.
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by Chana Ya’ar The Internet is heating up over Facebook’s refusal to block a fan page calling for a Third Intifada against Israel.
An email campaign to pressure the popular social networking site into removing the page has been mounted by pro-Israel groups as well as private individuals. All have expressed increasing concern over the potential danger to Israeli citizens that may result from the page, which clearly promotes violence against Jews in Israel.
One woman was killed and a second person is still in critical condition, with 50 others wounded after terrorists planted a bomb filled with ball bearings and sharp objects next to a busy bus stop last Wednesday across from the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem. The attack came the week after the heinous murder of 5 members of the Fogel family, and during a week in which long-range Grad Katyusha missiles were fired from Gaza at Ashdod, Ashkelon, Be’er Sheva, Yavneh and just south of Rishon LeTzion. Numerous other short-range Kassam rockets exploded in Jewish communities throughout the western Negev, as Gaza terrorists continue to escalate their attacks on southern Israel.
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