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Off with their heads?

Posted by wordforit on February 19, 2009

Or, shoot ‘em, burn ‘em, and stone ‘em??? Please don’t think I am being callous toward the victims this post concerns. Far from it. Rather, I am making a pointed statement directed at those who adhere to the cruelty of sharia, or, Islamic law, and how preposterous it sounds to those of us who would not, could not, and should not consider so-called “honor killing” anything less than First Degree Murder.

If those who want to live in the United States are unable, or, more accurately, unwilling, to adapt and assimilate, are we supposed to accommodate them by applying another country’s laws in US courts?

After reading Joseph Farah’s column at WorldNetDaily on Tuesday, Losing our heads over multiculturalism, I am beyond disgusted and cannot fathom that we are learning of beheadings, a.k.a. “honor killings”, on the scale of what is happening right under our noses in the United States.

Most, I presume, have read or heard about the Muslim businessman in New York from the aforementioned article who beheaded his wife rather than go through a divorce. The atrocity of such an act is despicable enough but the idea of this man being charged with Second-degree murder** (below) is incomprehensible and unconscionable.

According to a current study at The Middle East Quarterly by Phyllis Chesler, Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?, honor killings are “Carefully planned. Death threats are often used as a means of control.”. Premeditated is not 2nd degree and a man with the likelihood of abusiveness in his history has serious ‘issues’. He does not deserve to be given a lesser sentence on 2nd degree murder! If you disagree, stop for a moment. Close your eyes. Imagine the horror, literally, of someone you know well, and fear, overpowering you and sawing until they have removed your head from your body.

While there is not one ‘simple’ aspect encompassing domestic violence, decapitation is brutally heinous.

Someone, somewhere is thinking ‘it’s not so unreasonable’ to assume that before we kill our spouses we need to first adopt/convert to Islamic beliefs, then we will have the protection of the numerous defense mechanisms organized to circumvent the US judicial system. ( Please do not leave comments defending Muslims who are not violent and want no part of those who do not want to live in peace [kill infidels. . .at your discretion]. I am well aware of them, the same as I am aware that Christians are not all in-your-face types. Christians, however, do not have laws denigrating women or anyone else.).

In the study, P. Chesler reports:

[. . .] The press has reported a number of honor killings in the United States, Canada, and Europe. These cases show the killings to be primarily a Muslim-on-Muslim crime. (See Table 2 and Table 3.) The victims are largely teenage daughters or young women. Wives are victims but to a lesser extent. And, unlike most Western domestic violence, honor killings are carefully planned. The perpetrator’s family may warn the victim repeatedly over a period of years that she will be killed if she dishonors her family by refusing to veil, rebuffing an arranged marriage, or becoming too Westernized. Most important, only honor killings involve multiple family members. Fathers, mothers, brothers, male cousins, uncles, and sometimes even grandfathers commit the murder, but mothers and sisters may lobby for the killing. Some mothers collaborate in the murder in a hands-on way and may assist in the getaway. In some cases, taxi drivers, neighbors, and mosque members prevent the targeted woman from fleeing, report her whereabouts to her family, and subsequently conspire to thwart police investigations.[19] Very old relatives or minors may be chosen to conduct the murder in order to limit jail time if caught.

Seldom is domestic violence celebrated, even by its perpetrators. In the West, wife batterers are ostracized. Here, there is an important difference in honor crimes. Muslims who commit or assist in the commission of honor killings view these killings as heroic and even view the murder as the fulfillment of a religious obligation. A Turkish study of prisoners found no social stigma attached to honor murderers.[20] While advocacy organizations such as CAIR denounce any link between honor killings and Islam, many sheikhs still preach that disobedient women should be punished. Few sheikhs condemn honor killings as anti-Islamic. Honor killings are not stigmatized.” [. . .] (emphasis, and links to charts from here removed, by wfi. Please click title above and read the entire study! wfi)

The information and charts are enlightening, to say the least, and hopefully enough to cause us to take a stand in speaking , writing, voting and any other means you have available to let it be known that this is unacceptable. At least share the link! We may not be able to personally do anything in other countries, but we can make it known that we do not tolerate hide-behind-Islamic-law nonsense! We do not recognize sharia (Islamic law-Koran) in the United States, and allowing this to go on in Western countries for as long as the above-linked study indicates is descriptive of the hard hearts of our lawmakers, and/or the disinterest when it comes to the difficult task of standing up for principles when it entails risks of being called “racist” in the multiculturalism disorder.

Multiculturalism, indeed.

See also:

More carnage from multiculturalism

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There are differences state to state defining 1st & 2nd degree murder.

http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/m053.htm MURDER, FIRST DEGREE – In order for someone to be found guilty of first degree murder the government must prove that the person killed another person; the person killed the other person with malice aforethought; and the killing was premeditated.

To kill with malice aforethought means to kill either deliberately and intentionally or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life.

Premeditation means with planning or deliberation. The amount of time needed for premeditation of a killing depends on the person and the circumstances. It must be long enough, after forming the intent to kill, for the killer to have been fully conscious of the intent and to have considered the killing.

First-degree murder in California includes a killing that is “willful, deliberate, and premeditated,” or that is committed in the perpetration, or attempt to perpetrate, certain felonies, including burglary, and not including the petty offense of shoplifting. Cal. Penal Code S 189.
http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/m054.htm MURDER, SECOND DEGREE – In order for someone to be found guilty of second degree murder the government must prove that the person killed another person; the person killed the other person with malice aforethought; and the killing was premeditated. Note that the elements are identical with those for 1st degree murder. The practical difference is the sentences are different. Which crime to charge is usually entirely up to the prosecutor’s discretion. (emphasis by wfi)

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I have been trying to ‘get around to’ posting about the illegal aliens who recently sued an Arizona rancher and won $77,000.00 . Imagine what you could do with that amount of money. Now imagine living in Mexico with that amount of money. . . tired of sending US dollars elsewhere. . .

May God Keep You.

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‘Mecca Should Determine World Time Zones’

Posted by wordforit on April 25, 2008

Magdi Abdelhadi, BBC News

Muslim scientists and clerics have called for the adoption of Mecca time to replace Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), arguing that the Saudi city is the true centre of the Earth. Mecca is the direction all Muslims face when they perform their daily prayers. The call was issued at a conference held in the Gulf state of Qatar under the title: Mecca, the Centre of the Earth, Theory and Practice. One geologist argued that unlike other longitudes, Mecca’s was in perfect alignment to magnetic north. He said the English had imposed GMT on the rest of the world by force when Britain was a big colonial power, and it was about time that changed. A prominent cleric, Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawy, said modern science had at last provided evidence that Mecca was the true centre of the Earth; proof, he said, of the greatness of the Muslim “qibla” – the Arabic word for the direction Muslims turn to when they pray. The meeting also reviewed what has been described as a Mecca watch, the brainchild of a French Muslim. The watch is said to rotate anti-clockwise and is supposed to help Muslims determine the direction of Mecca from any point on Earth. The meeting in Qatar is part of a popular trend in some Muslim societies of seeking to find Koranic precedents for modern science. It is called “Ijaz al-Koran”, which roughly translates as the “miraculous nature of the holy text”. The underlying belief is that scientific truths were also revealed in the Muslim holy book, and it is the work of scholars to unearth and publicize the textual evidence.

Source:NewMediaJournal Editor’s Note: It’s 11:59:59…do you know where your freedom is?

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As much effort as it was to get the GMT set correctly for this blog? No way! Let’s see what comes of this one. Are we berated as racists or are we going to be bullied with suicide bombers? Better get the clocks properly set so the world knows what time to bow. Or, do we just buy the Mecca watch?

I’m being facetious, of course, but the concessions and accommodations for Islam are wearing thin, especially when it’s being taught in US public schools and expected to be revered over all else.

Will some decide that Islam ‘ain’t so bad’ or will they miss the good ol’ days when Christians begged for them to receive salvation? The days are dwindling fast and I catch myself automatically watching the heavens these days. 

Please, for your sake, not mine or anyone else’s, spend some time seeking Jesus. Not the Jesus that elevates self to a god and not the Jesus who only counts if the words are in red ink (who do you think made the ink red?).  Do you understand the concept of ‘eternity’? Here’s a good place to start: ChristNotes.

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Christian Leaders Betray Christ For World Peace

Posted by wordforit on April 20, 2008

By Paul Proctor

November 28, 2007

NewsWithViews.com

Once again, leaders from the so-called “church growth movement” are demonstrating for us the Hegelian Dialectic – that transformational Marxist process of compromise and consensus made famous by Georg William Friedreich Hegel which seeks to rid the world of its divisive absolutes in the interest of global peace and unity.

Here’s the formula: Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis

The Christian Post reported the following in a November 23rd article titled, Christian Leaders Invite Muslims to Love God, Neighbors Together:

Christian leaders across denominational lines responded to the unprecedented open letter signed last month by 138 representative Muslim leaders with their own letter, calling on the two Abrahamic faiths to love God and neighbors together.

The key word here is “together.”

To begin with, nowhere in scripture are Christians instructed to unite with other religions and their deities to do anything. Such a plan doesn’t display a love for God at all, but only a disregard for Him and His only begotten Son.

Among other things, the dialectic process redefines “love” to mean tolerance instead of obedience, and calls Christianity and Islam “Abrahamic faiths” as if the two groups have some moral obligation to unite under a god of common ground.

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” – James 4:4

The Bible is uncompromisingly clear on this issue both in 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17, where we are specifically commanded to not yoke ourselves with unbelievers, and again in Ephesians 5:11, where we are instructed to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.”

Jesus Himself said: “He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.” (Matthew 12:30, Luke 11:23)

How then can Christians join Muslims to love God together and not be an abomination before Him? We’re talking about two entirely different “Gods” here – not the same God with differing names. And that’s the big lie hidden in this global agenda. By swapping love letters with Muslims, these “Christian leaders” endeavor to legitimize the illegitimate by setting aside the whole counsel of God for Results & Relationships.

Jesus Christ is not the Son of Allah; and to even imply that He is by claiming to love the same “God” as Muslims is not only being dangerously deceitful – it’s blasphemy!

But that’s what the Hegelian Dialectic does to the Christian faith – it unites opposites and enemies under a guise of goodness – all at the Lord’s expense; and that is and always has been the modus operandi of the “church growth movement” – to mingle the sheep with the goats until they are indistinguishable.

Christianity (thesis) + Islam (antithesis) = One World Religion (synthesis)

It should come as no surprise to the readers of my column [Paul Proctor] that two of the reported signers of this letter who “share the sentiments” of Muslim leaders are none other than pastors Rick Warren of Purpose Driven Life fame, and the seeker-sensitive Bill Hybels from Willow Creek Community Church.

The CP article went on to say:

“Peaceful relations between Muslims and Christians stand as one of the central challenges of this century, and perhaps of the whole present epoch,” wrote the Christian leaders.

I thought the Great Commission was our central challenge as Christians – to love God and our neighbor by faithfully and obediently proclaiming His Gospel – to preach the cross – to call sinners to repentance and faith for the forgiveness of sins through the shed blood of Jesus Christ!

Have we now abandoned that for an ecumenical Plan B to world peace?

“If we can achieve religious peace between these two religious communities, peace in the world will clearly be easier to attain.”

But Jesus said in Matthew 10:34, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword” which is the Word of God that divides us, not just from the strange fire of other religions, but oftentimes from our own beloved family members.

“For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” – Matthew 10:35-36

Do Warren and Hybels believe the Bible or not?

You be the judge:

Christian leaders urged for an interfaith dialogue that moves beyond “polite” ecumenical talks between selected leaders. Instead, leaders of both faiths should hold dialogues to build relations that will “reshape” the two communities to “genuinely reflect our common love for God and for one another,” the Christian letter stated.

My, how this bunch loves to re-imagine, re-interpret, re-define, re-envision, re-invent, re-think and re-shape the world to suit them!

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.” – Jeremiah 6:16a

You see, they’re not just seeking to shake hands with Muslims on the street, at work or in the grocery store – the objective here is to “hold dialogues to build relations.” That’s the dialectic process I referred to earlier that relieves participants of their divisive absolutes for a compromised collective conscience, resulting in a synthesis of spiritual beliefs that both can embrace together peacefully. (i.e., religious groupthink)

Why do they want to “hold dialogues to build relations?”

To “reshape the two communities” so as to “genuinely reflect our common love for God.”

Which “God” – theirs or ours?

And that’s what this is really all about – systematically merging the two faiths into one through the dialectic process – not merely finding “common ground” or “reflecting” a “common love for God,” but actually creating a common god for the common good.

Who stands to benefit from this?

The coming antichrist, of course.

Kind of gives a whole new meaning to the term “church growth movement,” doesn’t it?

In spite of their seemingly benevolent agenda, Jesus Christ came to offer peace with God – not peace with Allah.

“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds” – 2nd John 1: 9-11

Related articles:

1. Christian Leaders Invite Muslims to Love God, Neighbors Together
2. A Christian Response to ‘A Common Word Between Us and You’
3. The Church of Common Ground
4. What Rick Warren Wants
5. Willow Creek Hegelian Dialectic & The New World Order
6. The Test of Faith

© 2007 Paul Proctor – All Rights Reserved

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Paul Proctor, a rural resident of the Volunteer state and seasoned veteran of the country music industry, retired from showbiz in the late 1990’s to dedicate himself to addressing important social issues from a distinctly biblical perspective. As a freelance writer and regular columnist for NewsWithViews.com, he extols the wisdom and truths of scripture through commentary and insight on cultural trends and current events. His articles appear regularly on a variety of news and opinion sites across the internet and in print.

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