By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
Another Christian Martyr went to Heaven last week when a bunch of Muslims in Syria beheaded a Catholic Priest, Franciscan Father Francois Murad. Father Murad died this most gruesome death because he refused to convert to Islam. Let no one be confused over this, this was a crime of religious origins, it is spelled out in the Qur’an, and the crowd that gathered to witness the murder were all chanting “Allahu Akbar” Allah is Great. I do not like the word ‘beheading’ because it is too benign. It is used to describe an execution by guillotine in France as well as a government execution by sword in Saudi Arabia, and both methods are quickly done. When Muslims murder Infidels (non-Muslims) as they did in the videos of Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl, they use a long kitchen knife and slowly slice through the victims neck. You can watch in the video linked below. Turn up your speakers to hear the sounds.
Meanwhile, back home in our quiet, peaceful, ignorant America, a scholarly Muslim cleric in Memphis, Tennessee gave a speech and told his audience that Jews and Christians were filthy and their lives and their property could be taken in Jihad. The reason we are ignorant is because we have never been told these things by our news media. But that is besides the point. It is interesting to note that it was also in Memphis, Tennessee a few weeks ago that an Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Justice Dept. held a public meeting along side another Muslim to explain why ‘Hate Speech” was wrong when used against Muslims. And to the pro-Muslim administration of Barack Hussein Obama’s Justice Dept. anything that speaks the truth about Islam, even quoting from the violent passages in the Qur’an or causes embarrassment to Muslims is considered hate speech.
Lastly, at least one newspaper in America has published a story about Muslims that is worthy of reading. The New York Post explains a few details about the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba that hasn’t been revealed so far. You’ve heard of ‘Gitmo’ haven’t you? Its also called Guantanamo Bay and it is a U.S. military prison on the East coast of Cuba where we hold radical Muslim terrorists, prisoners captured in Iraq and Afghanistan. I’ll bet your local news media has never told you this about Gitmo. Best quote from the story: “Detainees even persuaded prison officials to stop raising the American flag anywhere they could see it.”
Here are the sources.
Warning: video is extremely graphic
“The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, claimed it launched two suicide assaults and other attacks with Syrian rebel groups, including an Islamist unit and two Free Syrian Army brigades….The Al Nusrah Front is willing to work with Syrian rebel groups such as the Free Syrian Army, and in its official statements has admitted to doing so….The Al Nusrah Front has also cooperated with Free Syrian Army units to establish sharia, or Islamic law, in Aleppo and in eastern Syria….The US government is backing the Free Syrian Army despite the group’s known ties to the Al Nusrah Front.” — “Al Nusrah Front claims joint operations, including a suicide assault, with Syrian rebel groups,” by Bill Roggio at the Long War Journal, June 29
VATICAN CITY (Catholic Online) – The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23. Below is the news release from the Vatican, via news.va.
On Sunday, June 23 the Syrian priest François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria, in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge. This is confirmed by a statement of the Custos of the Holy Land sent to Fides Agency. The circumstances of the death are not fully understood. According to local sources, the monastery where Fr. Murad was staying was attacked by militants linked to the jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra.
Father François, 49, had taken the first steps in the religious life with the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land, and with them he continued to share close bonds of spiritual friendship. After being ordained a priest he had started the construction of a coenobitic monastery dedicated to St. Simon Stylites in the village of Gassanieh.After the start of the Civil War, the monastery of St. Simon had been bombed and Fr. Murad had moved to the convent of the Custody for safety reasons and to give support to the remaining few, along with another religious and nuns of the Rosary.
“Let us pray,” writes the Custos of the Holy Land Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM ” so that this absurd and shameful war ends soon and that the people of Syria can go back to living a normal life.” Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, titular of the Syrian Catholic archeparchy in Hassaké-Nisibis reports to Fides: “The whole story of Christians in the Middle East is marked and made fruitful by the blood of the martyrs of many persecutions. Lately, father Murad sent me some messages that clearly showed how conscious he was of living in a dangerous situation, and offered his life for peace in Syria and around the world. ”
This should make it clear to Christians around the world what jihadists are about. Make no mistake. Catholics and Christians around the globe are under dire threat, particularly from the spread of militant Islam. Until the threat is recognized and taken seriously, martyrdoms like this will continue.
…We must warn you, the video is extremely graphic. We believe the first victim is Father Francois, and the second victim that is depicted is another person said to be a collaborator with the Assad regime.
The video CLEARLY depicts the beheadings of these victims. DO NOT follow the link unless you are over the age of 18, and are prepared to view content of this nature.
Catholic Online believes it is very important the world knows that Christians are being murdered for their faith, and that martyrdom isn’t an ancient phenomenon.
Posted by Robert on June 30, 2013 2:23 PM
Note also his words about jihad, quoting Muhammad: “I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify la illaha illa Allah [there is no god but Allah].”
And Qadhi says: “The life and property of a mushrik [one who worships others besides Allah] holds no value in the state of jihad….which means if they don’t say la illaha illa Allah, their lives and property are halal” — that is, permitted to be taken by the Muslims.
Qadhi is an imam in Memphis. He is also Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute. He is a hafiz — that is, he has memorized the entire Qur’an. He has an M.A. in the Islamic Creed and a B.A. in Islamic Sciences from Islamic University of Medina, as well as a master’s and a doctorate in Islamic Studies from Yale.
How is it, then, that he misunderstands jihad so spectacularly that he sounds like a greasy Islamophobe?
When is Bill Killian going to arrest Qadhi for hate speech? And when is Qadhi’s speaking tour of England?
Posted by Robert on June 30, 2013 8:32 PM
- By PAUL SPERRY
- Last Updated: 7:59 AM, June 30, 2013
- Posted: 12:51 AM, June 30, 2013
Americans are supposed to have sympathy for the accused terrorist detainees now on hunger strike to protest supposedly cruel conditions at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“I don’t want these individuals to die,” President Obama recently lamented, adding he intends to close Gitmo and transfer the detainees to US prisons.
But just a few years ago, detainees got so plump from overeating hummus and other dishes from the camp’s Islamically correct menu that commanders specially ordered treadmills to help them lose weight.
Then they ordered them again — because they weren’t made by Muslims.
HALAL YOU CAN EAT: A worker displays the variety of food served to detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison.
“Even the hunger strikers were gaining weight because of all the food, so we go out and buy all this exercise equipment and throw it in the rec yard,” a Gitmo official said of a 2007 requisition. “Within the first week, there were guys saying, ‘Hey, this stuff is made in the US — made by infidels — and we’re not going to use it.’
“So what did we do?” added the official, who requested anonymity. “We took all of that s–t out, gave it to the soldiers to use, and bought them equipment that was made in a Muslim part of the world.”
The Pentagon declined to comment.
The official called Gitmo detainees “some of the most pampered prisoners on the planet.”
He said they get as many as four choices of halal meals and have access to a new $750,000 soccer field. Islamic prayer beads and rugs are now “standard issue.” They get their choice of more than 10,000 Islamic books and videos stocked by a Muslim librarian, who also records soccer and Arabic TV for them. They even have their own clerics to preach to them in Arabic.
Everyone gets a Koran, paperback or hardback, along with little hammocks to keep their holy book from touching the ground when not in use.
Guards are prohibited from handling the books. The Muslim librarian is “the only one that’s allowed to touch the Korans anymore, per detainee request,” the official said. “If I went into the Koran room and started rifling through a Koran, I could be fired.”
But no one gets a Bible, because the Bible could “incite” the terrorists.
Detainees even persuaded prison officials to stop raising the American flag anywhere they could see it.
Gitmo is no longer a prison camp; it’s a state-sponsored madrassa. But that’s not good enough for these inmates. They’re now demanding newer facilities and easier access to lawyers. More are threatening hunger strikes and unrest if they don’t get their way.
So the Pentagon is considering plans for a $150million overhaul to what is already the world’s most costly prison per capita. Each inmate at Gitmo costs roughly $800,000 a year to detain, for a total annual operating budget of more than $170 million.
The military already has approved construction projects, including a new $11 million hospital and medical units for detainees, along with a $10 million “legal meeting complex,” where lawyers and human-rights groups can huddle with detainees.
Mostly, this is politics.
“I know some in the military leadership who are trying to make things more comfortable [for the detainees], but it’s not really about making the detainees more comfortable,” said the official. “It’s about placating the Beltway and making the p.r. war shift in our direction a little bit.”
“A lot of these programs stem from that,” he added.
Paul Sperry is a Hoover Institution media fellow and author of “Infiltration” and “Muslim Mafia.”