Update–December 9, 2009
To those liberals who are offended that I suggest making Islam illegal in the United States, and ban visas and naturalization to Muslims, ponder this: “There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but in our hearts…. I refer to the law which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots, or violence, or armed robbers, or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.”—Cicero (106-43 BC)
There is a solution to the Muslim vs. Judeo-Christian anathema. A group of Muslim theologians must conference with Christian theologians and discuss the Trinity Doctrine.
“Why are there wars amongst you? Because you want what you can not have.” James 4
I guess the Apostle James summed it up best. Christians want Christ to be God in some pagan triune. However, Christ himself admonished the disciples to worship the Creator, not the Created. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “My God is not a three-headed Cerberus!” For that statement he was accused of not being a Christian . . . as have I been.
Muslims deny Christ’s diety, viz a’ viz his creation as a son of God and birth as the Son of God, in the line of Adam – David. They deny the crucifixion and much of the bible, except those parts they plagiarized so ridiculously it is bastardized. They misinterpret John 14:16 to predict Mohammad as the ‘final prophet,’ therefore a prophet greater than Christ.
In the Koran, Mohammad rails against the Trinity, or ‘God as Three.’ It is clear that this is a key element to his rejection of Christianity in the 7th century.
The result is a continuity of religious faith going back to the time of Sumer and Mesopotamia, interrupted by a usurpation by the Romans and then a complete discontinuity/diversion through Mohammad.
Yes, this is a religious war which turns many against religion. But, while Christianity preaches respect for secular authority and peaceful words, Islam respects no secular jurisdiction and orders jihad by the sword. True, the Spanish Inquisition and abuses of the Native Americans in the American Southwest and Mexico was led by missionaries and conquistadors, but there is historical evidence that the abusive practices, such as the ‘requiremientos,’ were learned from 700-years of Muslim domination.
So, until the American dominance in military arts bloodies Islam enough to be willing to open discussions, there will be war and terrorism.
The Trinity, Much in Doubt
In my studies of Christianity, particularly a field called Christology, I discovered that the Trinity wasonly formally adopted as doctrine by the Constantine-era Nicaean Council. Some bishops, particularly Arius, were adamant against the new creed, but were intimidated and voted out of contention.
Arius wrote a personal plea to Constantine, begging him to reconsider what many consider a pagan doctrine. But, even today Catholics call Arius’ resistance to the Nicaean creed the Aryan Heresy.
Three hundred years later, a psychotic merchant of Arabia rebelled against his idolic heritage, namely the 360 idols of the Kabah, and refuted the Christian and Jewish religions. The Christian doctrine of Trinity he considered idolatry, and he condemned the Jews for not accepting Christ as a great prophet. This is well-documented in the Koran. Thus, a murderous merchant named Mohammad gathered a band of marauders and and started raiding, raping, and pillaging those communities that did not welcome him or his message.
If the Christians would reconsider, per Arius, the Trinity Doctrine, Jews and Muslims would be more amenable to the message of the Old and New Testaments. If Muslims would abandon the murderous philosophy of Mohammad, perhaps they could find a way to find peace with the Christians.
If anyone is interested, I can post a transcription of Arius’ letter to Constantine.
Part of the explanation below of Arab infiltration into Israel is the intentional insertion of so-called ‘Palestinian Arabs’ as immigrants in order to ‘balkanize’ the West Bank, Gaza, and other predominantly Arab towns such as Bethlehem and Ramallah.
This article though, shocked even me and is a must read. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=100724
The Arabs encroaching into Jerusalem have been squatting and building in Jerusalem on JNF land. This is land purchased from international Jewish donations, but apparently mismanaged. The Arabs, including Barack Hussein Obama, have been screaming about Jewish settlements, while illegally building on Jewish-owned land in Jerusalem. Thus, the concentration of Arabs for political effect in the West Bank.
Historically, about 600,000 Arabs fled Israel after surrounding Arab countries warned they would destroy the Jewish state in 1948. Some Arabs also were driven out by Jewish forces while they were trying to push back invading Arab armies. At the same time, more than 800,000 Jews were expelled or left Arab countries under threat after Israel was founded.
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There is no doubt, the world is being attacked from every angle by Muslims. From outright terrorist bombings to ‘citizen’ attornies weakening Christian foundations of government (see Arab involvement in the Judge Roy Moore removal, specifically activist attorney Ayesha Khan), the Muslim agenda is insidious and seemingly unstoppable.
In my opinion, the Muslim religion is not protected by the 1st Amendment, as it is more a political and criminal enterprise denying jurisdiction of any sovereignty other than that under Allah. Under 1952 INA Sec. 313 (8 U.S.C. 1429), Muslims should not be allowed visas or naturalization . . . but the United States is weak and unfocused.
A Totalitarian State, or Statist Religion, can not Co-Exist with a Free Republic
SEC. 313. [8 U.S.C. 1424]
(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 405(b), no person shall hereafter be naturalized as a citizen of the United States-
(1) who advocates or teaches, or who is a member of or affiliated with any organization that advocates or teaches, opposition to all organized government; or
(2) who is a member of or affiliated with (A) the Communist Party of the United States; (B) any other totalitarian party of the United States; (C) the Communist Political Association; (D) the Communist or other totalitarian party of any State of the United States, of any foreign state, or of any political or geographical subdivision of any foreign state; (E) any section, subsidiary, branch, affiliate, or subdivision of any such association or party;
But, as you will find as your read my blog, I am alone in many of my perspectives of current events, history, and politics. I must conclude that ‘if not for’ the Trinity Doctrine of the Nicaean Council, there would be no Islam. Mohammad would have no problem becoming a ‘unitiarian’ Christian. This makes me unpopular with Catholics and Trinitarian Christians, and Muslims alike. But, after much due diligence it is the only conclusion I can honestly offer.
I have studied the Old and New Testament, as well as the Koran and Hadiths. I took college courses from visiting professors in the Hindu/Indian and Chinese religions and philosophies. I’ve read related histories and psychological journals . . . from the rituals of Africa to Carlos Casteneda. As to my own religion, I am a Christian.
If only young Arabs would read true histories of their religion, which are available on-line. Google ‘Prophet of Doom’ and ‘The Calcutta Quran Petition’ . . . some progress in individual thought and freedom could be made.
Also, such ‘apostates’ as Shoebat, and ‘escapingislam.com’ provide a Muslim-to-Muslim perspective.
I have studied the Koran and the Bible, and that was enough to discover that it was Mohammad’s rage at the Trinity Doctrine, and his predilection to mayhem, that caused him to create a new monotheism.
Indeed, it was the Trinity Doctrine of Nicaea and the Roman take-over of the Christian religion in the 5th Century that created the Catholicism that controlled Europe until the Protestant Reformation.
Most Christians would not agree with me . . . but, that is the conundrum. Muslims rebel against the Jews and Christians, Christians hold onto decadent and pagan doctrines, and the Jews remain alone in Israel and without a Saviour.
The refusal of activist Arabs/Palestinians to accept Israeli sovereignty is proof enough of the futility of a two-state solution. If they cannot live within Israel’s borders, as many Arabs do, then their own state, as Gaza has proven, will continue to be a seat of terrorism against Israel and must ultimately be destroyed . . . a massacre perhaps, but justified in the face of impossible attempts for Israel to maintain the peace.
An alternative to massacre is an embargo forcing the population to flee to Jordan or Egypt.
The history of Islam and comparison of the Koran to the Bible is enough to create questions in any Muslim’s mind. Some explain away the disparities in the Koran to corruption of bible copyists, and the divine inspiration of Mohammad.
But, even with the Internet and short wave, the ability of the West to pierce the poverty and tyrannical bans on apostasy and ecumenical studies is an exercise in futility.
The historic response to comparative religion in the Muslim world is denial and terrorism. “Allah hu achbar; Itback el Yahudi!” is their war cry . . . in short, ‘Kill the Jews.’ It is in the Koran, and is a political agenda as well.
In a Dutch newspaper interview, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein said: “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality, today, there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct Palestinian people to oppose Zionism.” ‘Trau’ (March 31, 1977)
The Origins of Palestine
The appellation of ‘Palestine’ was a Roman invention, renaming the land of Israel after it’s ancient enemy, vis a vis the Hills of Phillistia, In contrast to today’s proclaimed Palestinians, Palestine was predominantly Christian and Jewish until the Muslims coerced conversion on their way to Persian conquest.
In comparison, the Jews of the Return have not massacred Palestinians or forced conversion, but only defended their borders and population; a population of Jews, Christians, and . . . Arabs. The dispossessed ‘Palestinians’ are those Arabs who voluntarily left Israel, waiting to take over once the Arab nations destroyed Israel in the 1967 war. They are also Egyptian and Jordanian deportees, expatriated for their violent, revolutionary agendas. It is a fact that the Palestinian movement tried to take over the kingdom of Jordan. For that, Jordan killed over 10,000 Palestinians and threw them out of Jordan.
History of Israel and the ‘Return’
According to the 1947 United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, prior to the re-establishment of an Israeli state, Jews comprised only 1/3rd the population and owned 6% of the land. Be aware that the first arrangement of Arabs and Jews was a ‘two-state’ solution, which failed when the Arabs attacked in 1967.
Here is a UN copy of that proposal: http://domino.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/eed216406b50bf6485256ce10072f637/07175de9fa2de563852568d3006e10f3!OpenDocument
According to United Nations map no. 93b (1950), the distribution of Arab population in Palestine was a strong majority of Jews in Jaffa, and fairly split around Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, and Ramla. Acre, Jinin, Nablus, Ramallah, Gaza, Hebron, and Beersheba were close to 100% Arab populations.
Note that the total population in 1947 was 1.8 million (50:50 rural to urban); Moslems 58%, Jews 33%, and Christians 8%. Simply put, at the dissolution of the British Mandate, there were one-million Arab Moslems in Palestine.
”Much has happened to Israel’s Arabs since 1967, including spectacular population growth, resumed cultural connections to the outside world, and political radicalization. The docile, leaderless community of 1948-67 found its voice and now confidently asserts itself. While moderates (who seek equality within Israel) and radicals (who reject Israel’s existence as a Jewish state) coexist, “the radical camp, even if disunited, is growing.”” Daniel Pipes review of Jacob Landau’s 1993 ‘The Arab Minority in Israel. 1967-1991’
Due to the ‘two-state’ solution, being Arab control of the West Bank and Bethlehem, the population figures in 1949 flip with the Jews becoming 86% of the population totaling 1.1 million.
A further analysis of Arab population growth from 1967 is not strictly comparable, but the increases belie any critic’s claim of a Jewish massacre of indigenous Palestinian Arabs.
In fact, the Arab population in the West Bank and Gaza is 86% to 99% Arab. But, those militant factions that have encapsulated themselves and separated from Israel are impoverished and isolated compared to the growth, wealth, and political participation of Israeli Arabs.
The ignorance and stubborn militarism of the PLO is a radicalized 10% of Israel’s population, living in highly compacted squalor. They are supported by varying degrees by Arab and International consortia depending on their political radicalism towards Israel.
Briefly, they are the cause of their own misery and can never influence Israel except through a gradual re-education of their children.
Except for refugees from dictatorships and communist countries, practically every nationality has a homeland in addition to full U.S. citizenship. If the Jewish people, one of the oldest, if not the oldest ‘recorded historical’ culture on Earth does not have its homeland, Israel, then they are possibly at risk of having no home at all. It has happened in France, Germany, North Africa, Persia, and even Israel itself. Most recently, Hugo Chavez is persecuting Jews in Venezuela.
Israel must remain a Jewish state . . . the Palestinian Right-of-Return is impossible considering they were self-dispossessed when aligning with the Arab invaders.