09/22/21

The Squad Brings Islam To America

By: Tabitha Korol

Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and other Squad members have been voted into representational positions. But they are not who they profess to be. Ungrateful for the opportunities, they are not here to Americanize, but to Islamize America, beginning with sowing the seeds of hate and discord. Such is the purpose of the jihada.

On September 11, anti-liberty villains come to the fore

Saturday, September 11, 2021, was a time to reflect on the terrible tragedy that befell our country twenty years before. As the never-ending grief resurfaces, we see that the qualities of sanctuary and personal freedoms that made America great have also attracted those who come with malice and villainy. I am deeply troubled for those who fled from around the world with hopes for a better life, for they are finding here precisely what they escaped.

Our homegrown communists and the new ingrates openly express their hostility. Why stay, if this doesn’t suit you? The ungracious people in the US Congress, particularly, have risen to positions that should be occupied by others more deserving.

The Squad strikes: Ilhan Omar

One such is Ilhan Omar, who callously said of 9/11, “some people did something,” making light of the more than 3,000 Americans who died that day and later – the first responders, the cleaning crews, and the everyday Americans who ran through the streets, the debris underfoot and inhaling the ashes, hoping they might be of some help to another soul.

Omar trivialized the attacks to erase the murderers’ Muslim identity, for they are her brethren. She offered not a word of compassion and sorrow from the Muslim community to America. She also wasted no time expressing her support of the anti-Semitic boycott-divestment-sanctions (BDS) movement and continues her numerous empty accusations against Israel, despite being called out for it on the Senate floor.

Her disinformation campaign is given voice and validation; true or not, the damage is done. Our school systems weaponize our own children; the textbooks elevate Islam over Judaism and Christianity, a Seattle high school canceled the 9/11 tribute so as not to offend – whom? The indoctrination is pervasive. Despite the Muslim terrorists’ martyrdom letters, our country aids in veiling their guilt. Projection will eventually lay blame elsewhere. The violence will continue on our streets, here and abroad, and they will topple the event as they did the buildings and much of our historic statuary.

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09/18/21

Just One Red Leaf

By: T.F. Stern | Self-Educated American

While taking my afternoon walk down our private road towards the mailbox, more of a chance to exercise my replacement knee than to check on the mail; I happen to notice a single red leaf on the ground.  I’m not sure which tree it fell from; this being only the second week in September, it seemed a little premature to have Fall leaves.

The afternoon temperature was right at 90 degrees, about normal for this time of year.  I’d walked enough to notice beads of perspiration had formed on my forehead.  I take my cellphone with me on these walks, just in case I need to call for help getting home, in case my knee decides it’s had enough.  I still find it rather amazing that folks can take photographs with their “phone”; so, I snapped a photo of the fallen leaf.

That single red leaf, as my mind worked to explain why I’d taken a picture of it, that single red leaf represents hope.  That’s right, hope.

Looking around at the many trees that line our private road, they all appeared to be dressed in various shades of green indicating that Summer was in full swing.  I was unable to identify the tree which had lost the single red leaf and yet it had to be nearby.

Fall and the resplendent colors we look forward to are close, so close as to make me hopeful.  The air will change from being in the nineties to a more comfortable setting, maybe a light breeze out of the north to blow lots and lots of leaves about.

Perhaps my youngest grandson will come to visit and he can toss handfuls of leaves into the air, delighting as they fall around him without a care in the world.  We’ll then go into the house, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate to warm up, and smile at having lived to see the seasons change.

Two weeks from now we’re having a wood-burning stove installed in our living room. At this moment it’s in the shipping crate sitting on the porch awaiting the scheduled installation.  In biblical terms, this would be called faith.  We haven’t seen any cold weather, at least not at this time, and yet we are acting on the hope that cold weather surely follows the first fallen leaf.

During the hottest days of summer, I was splitting large tree chunks down to a usable size that will fit the wood-burning stove we purchased.  That kind of labor, effort spent on the expectation of something that had yet to be…that’s the definition of faith.

Hope and faith are essential elements to having joy.  They have nothing to do with how much money you make, whether or not you are living in a fancy home or under a bridge trying to figure out where your next meal is coming from.  If we can have hope in our hearts and minds that good things will happen and then act with faith believing that things will work out, then everything will work out just fine.


t-f-stern-1Self-Educated American, Senior Edi­tor, T.F. Stern is both a retired City of Hous­ton police offi­cer and, most recently, a retired self-employed lock­smith (after serving that industry for 40 plus years). He is also a gifted polit­i­cal and social com­men­ta­tor. His pop­u­lar and insight­ful blog, T.F. Sterns Rant­i­ngs, has been up and at it since January of 2005.

09/18/21

“This is far, far worse than 9/11. We just don’t realize it yet.”

By: Cliff Kincaid | America’s Survival

“This is far, far worse than 9/11,” he says. “We just don’t realize it yet.” Best-selling author Joel Richardson describes the plight of Christians in the Middle East, especially, Afghanistan, after Biden’s deal giving the country’s mineral resources to Communist China. Catalytic Ministries has served the underground Churches in Iran and Afghanistan for the past decade and is now providing assistance to Christians trying to survive the Biden-engineered Taliban takeover. www.catalyticministries.com

07/25/21

New Nuclear Deal Would Empower the Iranian Regime

By: Hany Ghoraba | CCNS

The current, bumpy negotiations aimed at preventing the Iranian regime from developing nuclear weapons are among the Biden administration’s highest priorities. The administration lifted sanctions on more than a dozen former Iranian officials in June, a move that Iranian officials viewed as a victory.

Iran even claimed that 1,000 more sanctions will soon be lifted, which the U.S. State Department spokesman denied. Days later, it was reported that the Biden administration might remove what it considers symbolic sanctions on Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

The relief comes as Iran faces new internal pressures. Severe water shortages have triggered six days of massive anti-government protests, including chants of “Death to [Ayatollah] Khamenei.”

As diplomacy continues, Iran is not relenting in pursuing its violent objectives. U.S. troops in Syria were shelled by Iranian rocket fire following U.S. airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias. While U.S. forces responded to the attacks, it was not enough to stop six reprisal attacks by Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria this month alone. “President Biden must put forward a real strategy for deterring and ending these attacks, rather than continuing his bare-minimum, tit-for-tat approach that is failing to deter Iran or its militias and puts American lives at increased risk,” said U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council on Tuesday rejected a new draft nuclear agreement because it was incompatible with legislation passed by Iran’s parliament last December. That law prohibits the country from dropping below 20 percent enriched uranium, which would not be allowed in any negotiated nuclear deal.

“The committee formed at the SNSC which was responsible for comparing the draft with the law passed by the parliament in December has decided that it is incompatible with the law,” said Ali Rabiei, spokesman for outgoing Iranian President Ali Rouhani.

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07/21/21

What She Didn’t Say

By: Tabitha Korol

Although it is true that deception within Islam is subtle and sophisticated, it is only effective on willing subjects, those who already have a root of bitterness toward Israel, the Jews, and/or Western civilization. File photo: Catenca, Shutterstock.com, licensed.

CLEVELAND, OH –  Islam is a totalitarian ideology, its laws believed to be the literal word of Allah and, therefore, immutable in every respect through eternity. Their adherents are under obligation to “rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power that gets in the way of that goal, Islam will fight and destroy.” Among the many methods of warfare is lying. War is deceit, Allah is the “master of all scheming,” and deception has become an art form in Islam. Further, because lying is permissible in Islam, lies are not discernible because the deceiver bears no conscious guilt.

Although it is true that deception within Islam is subtle and sophisticated, it is only effective on willing subjects, those who already have a root of bitterness toward Israel, the Jews, and/or Western civilization. Islam serves to formulate their contempt and justify it.

With this as background, an internet acquaintance sent an Israeli video to a friend who had taken a Holy Land tour years before. The friend replied she had been to the West Bank (ancient Israel’s Judea and Samaria) and had “nothing but contempt for Israel.” Her statements are presented in boldface, and I will provide the backstory – what she didn’t say.

“We went to a Christian Palestinian school and heard how the Israeli soldiers terrorized the school children.  The IDF constantly goes into the West Bank to arrest and terrorize Palestinians, especially the young children.”

She was already deceived. What she didn’t say was why soldiers would spend their time entering the area to arrest children. Does she choose to be oblivious of the many countries that use their children in armed conflict, 14 noted, 7 in Africa. Closer to home, America’s left is using our school children against our country, and encouraging groups like BLM and Antifa to burn cities and harm our protective forces, the police. Children do commit crimes worthy of arrest, in the West Bank and worldwide, and those not arrested in America may be our own undoing.

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07/10/21

Egyptian TV allows Muslim student to condemn abusers who mocked her with “Are you a Christian?”

By: Dr. Ashraf Ramelah | Voice of the Copts

In Egypt, Islamic religious differences always remain internal and out of the public eye. That is why the recent mainstream news coverage of Habiba Tarik’s religious “bullying” is so astounding. A university student, she is furious after suffering a public humiliation over a personal, religious decision. Her complaint is receiving a lot of attention across the country. She is irate, which is not kindly regarded. Submission is her proper role. So why is she now allowed to tell her story on national TV?

Egypt is a country ruled silently by Muslim religious decrees. Islamic religious traditions serve to pressure individuals in ways that often turn one believer against another. Habiba wore a modern but modest dress during her final exams at the university, but officials did not approve. Apparently, their personal religious preferences and defense of Islam took priority over their administrative duties – an ordinary ordeal in Egypt. So why the publicity?

Discrimination and coercion are egregious violations of democratic, constitutional principles

In the West, discrimination and coercion are egregious violations of democratic, constitutional principles and condemned as unacceptable.

That is why over the past year we have witnessed horrified citizen journalists around the world pointing out scenes of informal Covid enforcement consisting of misguided citizens (motivated by “virtue,” fear, and misinformation) turning against neighbors for not complying.

However, in a nation where Islamic legalism governs society – dictates public and private affairs – there is no need to call it out. Clashes over levels of religious service and obedience to Sharia are a regular part of life and go on without regard for public institutions or their taxpayers. It is routine and perfectly acceptable.

The conflict involves individuals favoring a more comprehensive and stricter form of worship, others for a more liberal life. Disagreements normally stay between the two. For Habiba to take her plea for fairness to the public through the national state-controlled broadcasts was inconceivable until now. Will her story ultimately be marginalized as a sensational rant and Habiba discredited, and, if so, is it an intentional sacrifice on her part in order to achieve westernization and an end to conformity to Islamic legalism?

On June 22, Habiba Tarik, a student at the public university campus, was harassed by faculty about her attire. Habiba was in her second year-end exams of the Faculty of Arts of Tanta University (93 KM north of Cairo) when observers from the committee of the faculty for the end-year exams “bullied” and “ridiculed” her because her dress was inappropriate for a Muslim woman.

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07/5/21

UFOs, the Great Reset, the New Age, and the Messiah

By: Cliff Kincaid | America’s Survival

Gerard Aartsen, a Dutch academic and independent researcher, discusses the spiritual dimension of the UFO phenomena, including whether the Roman Catholic Pope encountered visitors “(Sons of God”) from space. His most recent book, Pioneers of Oneness, argues that visitors from space are friendly and will usher in a period of peace and justice, during which a “world teacher” or new “Messiah” will communicate with the world telepathically. Host Cliff Kincaid raises Christian concerns about his approach.

07/4/21

Washing the Car and the Sacrament

By: T.F. Stern | Self-Educated American

Last Sunday I drove my clean and polished 1999 BMW Z-3 Coupe to church.  As I pulled into the parking lot a few raindrops began to fall and it was a close call getting in the back door as buckets of rain fell.

I didn’t think much of it until after church when it was still raining.  Driving from Madisonville back to Buffalo wouldn’t be near as much fun with the roads wet.  I’d have to drive conservatively rather than my normal aggressiveness; letting the car have fun while going through the gears was not an option.

The last couple of miles to my property are on ‘county roads’.  That means leaving the asphalt pavement and driving on crushed rock or dirt.  If it’s dry then a cloud of dust follows you, covering the lower portion and back end of the car.  If it’s wet the road becomes a slip and slide covering the lower portion and back end with a layer of mud.

Since it was still raining, all I wanted to do was park the car in front of the house and get inside; spraying off the mud would have to wait.  As it turned out it waited all week.  It was depressing just looking at my pretty green jewel sitting there covered with a film of dirt, but there were plenty of chores around the property that took priority.

One of the ongoing tasks is splitting firewood from stacks of tree trunk sections that are behind our storage trailer.  At one time that wouldn’t have been such an ordeal; but after you reach 70 there isn’t much get up and go in this body.  So, after chopping a small bundle of firewood down to size it’s time to cool off, take a nap, and try again later.

The property needed mowing, something I usually break down; doing the front two acres one day followed by the back acre the next.  Feeling spry and wanting it done, I got all three acres mowed.  That back acre needed to be double-cut so it’s more like doing two acres.

Then today we drove down to Huntsville to get our grocery shopping done as we prepare for Independence Day; our kids and grandkids coming up to visit.  I’m glad the property got mowed as it looks so inviting, but that dirty BMW sitting in front of the house wasn’t going to let me off the hook.

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07/2/21

A Modest Proposal

By: Tabitha Korol

I have often wondered about people who express themselves under cover of anonymity.  I suspect that despite the bravado to support his vulgarity, he prefers secrecy lest he be recognized by family and friends.  He is properly deserving of shame.  He suggests that an incredible evil befall the world.

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In response to my essay, “Endangered Species,” I received a reply from someone signed Kelvin Throop, who is R.A.J. Phillips’s literary character known for his acerbic memos.  His/her identity, therefore, remains anonymous.  And no wonder, inasmuch as s(he) expresses a theory for settling the strife in the Middle East that is taken from the worst inhumanity of Islam and Hitler’s fascism.  It is presented as an objective, modest proposal of conveniently disappearing an entire people.

We see the first sign of aggression in his opening statement, in which he devalued the target people – he thanked me for calling to his attention the similarity between Jews and polar bears.  He chooses to be unaware of the enormous and unprecedented accomplishments of such a small, scattered nation over 4,000 years.  While Throop’s ancestors were tribal pagans, sacrificing to idols, dwelling in caves or tents, and living in a state of constant infighting and chaos, the Jews were bringing monotheism, morality, and meaning to the history of humanity.

The Jews established the Sabbath for humans with comparable respect to animals, abolished slavery, and created the first human settlement in Jerusalem around 3500 BCE, which became the capital of the Jewish kingdom in 1000 BCE.   They brought us universal literacy and education; the sabbatical year; equality and justice for men and women; value to individuality and every human life; the right to a fair trial; the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; limited government powers; and charity, all the requirements for an altruistic concept of world peace.  Today, Israelis are industrious, innovative, and leaders in science, engineering, mathematics, the arts, and entertainment, earning a remarkable number of Nobel Prizes in every major field.

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06/10/21

Endangered Species

By: Tabitha Korol

Much of Jewish leadership is failing its people, as the infiltration of the Marxist doctrine in our public and private schools may be the far stronger influence. Although this essay is specific, the failure extends to American churches.

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I happened upon an article, America’s Failed Leadership Must Resign, penned by Charles Jacobs and Avi Goldwasser in December 2019. With the rare exception of Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America, our leaders were compared to failed generals who ignore the changing enemy and battlefields and continue to promote tolerance of the intolerant despite mounting violence by Islamic jihadis on our nation’s streets and campuses.

During Israel’s recent 11-day war with Hamas, American cities saw an 80% increase in violence, including damage to synagogues and children’s playgrounds in major US cities, and physical attacks on Jews by youths uniformly clad in black hoodies. Jewish organizations, armed with only their computer keyboards, called for a letter-writing campaign to President Joe Biden in a virtual rally against antisemitism. Policing was not required; the attackers were not apprehended, and I wonder if anyone noticed.

It may be that I was particularly mindful of our Jewish leadership when I attended a virtual Bat Mitzvah at a local conservative synagogue some months ago. Considering the constraints of the pandemic, the event was well organized and enhanced by a lovely finale of the family’s photographs. I was most struck, however, by the Bat Mitzvah’s suggestion that in lieu of gifts, their guests consider donations to the Save the World Campaign, with specific attention to Polar Bears International. That was undoubtedly done as tzedakah (charity) for a successfully hyped cause, but it is the Jews who live in peril through every generation, so why the polar bears? With all due respect, since she and her family attended services and classes about Judaism in a synagogue, not the Sierra Club, why wasn’t she encouraged to make her dedication and donations to Jews and Israel?

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