Islam

In Memory of the Battle of Lepanto

by Steve Ray on October 8, 2017

0A320F1B-6F1B-4F3D-BA8B-A9C7544C05F5In 1571 in the Bay of Patras in Greece, the Christians of  Europe pushed back and utterly defeated the Muslims pressing north from Africa. Had this Sea battle been lost the whole course of history and the Western World would look very different. We would all be speaking Arabic and worshiping Allah.

Pope Pius V called  upon all Christians to pray the Rosary  and the battle was won even though the Muslims had every advantage. Because of this great victory for the Christian world we have today the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary.

In honor of the Battle of Lepanto I wrote this limerick this morning:

Islam says, “Come talk with me,
We all pray for peaceful accord.”
But behind all the smiles
and the constant denials
Mohammed still wields the sword.

If you’ve never read GK Chesterton’s poem “Lepanto” I highly suggest you read it.

 

 

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9/11/2001 “Lest We Forget (or forgot)”

by Steve Ray on September 11, 2017

No need to upset anyone, but you won’t see this on TV.

But lest we forget – or for those who’ve never seen it – here is the video of the planes hitting the World Trade Center. I remember exactly where I was – and with all America we were glued to the TV screens. Don’t forget what caused this America.

We sadly remember that horrible event on it’s anniversary today. We remember the many people who died and those who were heroes. We remember also that it was Islam – is as much a political agenda as it is a religion.

You may want to read my article Prepare for the Skyline of the Future.

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by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. Jun 16, 2017

Islamic extremists who carry out acts of terror are simply applying what their faith requires of them, according to Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, an Islamic scholar of the Egyptian Greek Melkite rite.

Henri-Boulad-640x480In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Boulad said that “Islam is an open-ended declaration of war against non-Muslims” and those who carry out violent jihad are true Muslims who are applying exactly what their creed demands.

Those who fail to recognize the real threat posed by Islam are naïve and ignorant of history, he said, and unfortunately many in the Church fall into this category.

Citing a letter he wrote last August to Pope Francis, Father Boulad said that “on the pretext of openness, tolerance and Christian charity — the Catholic Church has fallen into the trap of the liberal left ideology which is destroying the West.”

“Anything that does not espouse this ideology is immediately stigmatized in the name of ‘political correctness,’” he said.

The priest went so far as to chastise Pope Francis himself—a fellow Jesuit—suggesting that he has fallen into this trap as well.

“Many think that a certain number of your positions are aligned with this ideology and that, from complacency, you go from concessions to concessions and compromises in compromises at the expense of the truth,” the priest wrote to Francis.

Christians in the West and in the East, he wrote the Pope, “are expecting something from you other than vague and harmless declarations that may obscure reality.”

“It is high time to emerge from a shameful and embarrassed silence in the face of this Islamism that attacks the West and the rest of the world. A systematically conciliatory attitude is interpreted by the majority of Muslims as a sign of fear and weakness,” he said.

“If Jesus said to us: Blessed are the peacemakers, he did not say to us: Blessed are the pacifists. Peace is peace at any cost, at any price. Such an attitude is a pure and simple betrayal of truth,” he said.

The priest also stated his belief that the West is in an ethical and moral debacle, and its defense of Islam is a denial of truth.

“By defending at all costs Islam and seeking to exonerate it from the horrors committed every day in its name, one ends up betraying the truth,” he wrote.

To back up his argument, Father Boulad enumerated a number of texts from the Koran that call on Muslims to employ violence in their conquest of the world for Allah.

The many passages he cited included: “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” (Koran 2:191), “Make war on the infidels living in your neighbourhood” (Koran 9:123), “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them” (Koran 9:5), “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam” (Koran 5:33), “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies” (Koran 22:19), and “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an” Koran 8:12.

Father Boulad is not the first Jesuit scholar to criticize the West for its naivete in dealing with Islam. Last year, Georgetown scholar Father James V. Schall contended that decades of students have been given a “sanitized education” that systematically excludes an honest portrayal of the history and theology of Islam, which limits their ability to assess what is going on in the world.

In his essay titled “Realism and Islam,” Father Schall argued that Islam “is actually and potentially violent throughout its entire history” and the basic reason for this method is religious in nature: “obedience to the Law of Allah.”

Therefore, he wrote, the Western tendency to simply call Muslim violence “terrorism” is insulting to believing Muslims who “see themselves carrying out the will of Allah, even sometimes to their own death in doing so.” Rather than terrorism, he insists, Muslims see their violence as “a religious endeavor to conquer the world,” which they understand to be “an act of piety.”

Because of this gaping educational void, “most citizens are simply not equipped to face the forces now reappearing in the world,” he wrote.

“And while it may be politically incorrect to state these things, they need to be stated and are in fact the truth—things that both Muslims and non-Muslims need to hear and consider,” he said.

For the article and all the multiple comments and arguments, click here.

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Prepare for the Skyline of the Future: Islam!

July 1, 2017

I wrote this about two years ago while in Adana Turkey and thought it worthy to post again, especially since I am seeing it again, everywhere I go in the world. I my country hometown in Michigan the Muslims have built the largest mosque in America. But I shouldn’t get ahead of my story. Europe […]

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Slaughter & Kill – or – Love & Peace? Islam’s Koran is Clear

June 15, 2017

Here are clear statements of the Koran itself. Is this really a religion of peace or is it rather a political agenda of conquering and ruling? Those who think Islam is primarily a religion are deluding themselves. Islam is a political agenda to conquer the world and rule it in the name of Allah. It […]

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Urge Catholic School NOT to Fire Catholic Teacher for Quoting Saint John Bosco on Islam

May 16, 2017

Can political correctness get worse than this? Mark Smythe Fact #1: Mark Smythe is a well-liked Catholic teacher at Blessed Trinity Catholic School in Ocala, Florida. He recently used Saint John Bosco’s writing on Islam in his 6th grade social studies class. Fact #2: The leftist Huffington Post found out that Saint John Bosco’s writings […]

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Catholic Enablers of Islam

May 4, 2017

Catholic Enablers of Islam by WILLIAM KILPATRICK in Crisis Magazine I recently wrote a piece about the civilizational struggle with Islam. In response, a reader asked for some specific practical ways that Catholics could resist Islam. I replied with a short list of steps Church leaders could take: Break off dialogue with Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups such as […]

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How his Beloved Koran Made him a Christian

April 24, 2017

This is a short but powerful testimony how this Muslim came to Christ by reading his beloved Koran. Should be shared with Christians and Muslims everywhere.

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But Aren’t the Majority of Muslims Peaceful? Yes, but… A Powerful 3 Minute Video

April 2, 2017

Yes, the majority of Muslims are peaceful, but … A young Muslim American stands up to ask a question, defending the idea that most Muslims are peaceful. The answer is quite revealing….

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Taken for Ride? Islam and Religious Liberty

March 28, 2017

Americans better start paying attention to the issue of Islam staking it’s claim in the USA with new mosques popping up in very unlikely places. Is Islam a religion or a political agenda or a hybrid? Crisis Magazine has given us a good article that should wake us up. Taken for a Ride? Islam and […]

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Devastation of Christian Towns In Iraq by ISIS – Short Video

March 20, 2017

A visit to the Chaldean Christian town of Karemlash, 9 miles from Mosul, liberated from ISIS by Iraqi and Kurdish forces in November 2016. I sure hope and pray the world wakes up and stops this carnage. I am glad President Trump has promised – and is doing something already to end this.

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Bishops Ignore Laws of Probability and the Reality of Islam – Great Article in Crisis Magazine

January 28, 2017

Excellent article by Crisis Magazine on the ignorance and blindness of our bishops on the pressing issue of Islam. Is it a religion of peace? Here is just a few paragraphs in article that should be read and shared by all Catholics, especially our priests and bishops. The bishops’ unwillingness to pay attention to the […]

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An Attempt to Understanding the Differences between Islam and Christianity – Very Detailed 26 pages

January 18, 2017

An Attempt to Understanding the Differences  Between Islam and Christianity by Bill Christian December 2016 (updated)  Our governments, schools, media and many Christian denominations tell us that there is no real difference among the Abrahamic religions of the Jews, Muslims and Christians. Islam teaches that Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him […]

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‘Worst Year Yet’: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian

January 12, 2017

Islamic extremism now has a rival, according to 2017 World Watch List. Jeremy Weber  Posted in Christianity Today   1/11/2017 09:00AM For the third year in a row, the modern persecution of Christians worldwide has hit another record high. But the primary cause, Islamic extremism, now has a rival: ethnic nationalism. Thus, Asia increasingly merits […]

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“This is what Islam teaches you?”

January 5, 2017

Not too long ago I was shopping with my wife. A Muslim woman was in front of us in line arguing with the cashier. I knew she was Muslim because of the hijab around her head. I waited patiently. The cashier said, “The store’s policy is only one per customer.” The Muslim woman argued, “I want […]

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What Is the Vatican Missing from This List?

October 5, 2016

By Phil Lawler | Oct 05, 2016 In an October 5 statement to a UN conference on security challenges involving young people in the Mediterranean region, the Vatican’s representative, Msgr. Janusz Urbanczyk, offered these thoughts: Root causes that promote violent extremism, radicalization and terrorism among the young must be faced: dissatisfaction, a failure of integration […]

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