Pennsylvania Muslim Lawmaker: Prayer In Name Of Jesus Is “Islamophobic”

  

Ibrahim Hooper, call your office: there was an outbreak of “Islamophobia” Monday at the Pennsylvania State Assembly. Luckily, Muslim state Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell was there to blow the whistle on this bigotry and hatred.

The “Islamophobia,” according to journalist Todd Starnes, was committed by another state Representative, Stephanie Borowicz, who prayed this to open a legislative session: “Jesus, you are our only hope. At the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus, that you are Lord.”

Johnson-Harrell was livid. The prayer, she declared was “highly offensive to me, my guests, and other members of the House.” In a statement, she added that the prayer “blatantly represented the Islamophobia that exists among some leaders — leaders that are supposed to represent the people. I came to the Capitol to help build bipartisanship and collaborations regardless of race or religion to enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Commonwealth.”

There may be a real point in there. Rep. Borowicz’s prayer may have been inappropriate in a setting in which not everyone present was Christian. We have, however, seen many imams say prayers at various legislative bodies that are not non-sectarian, but manifestly Islamic and even condemning of Jews and Christians, while the non-Muslim lawmakers stand with oblivious heads bowed.

But “Islamophobic”? This illustrates how absurd charges of “Islamophobia” are, and how any manifestation of faith other than Islam is sometimes seen as offensive to Muslims. We have seen this before. Buried in the concluding paragraphs of a Christmas Eve 2018 Washington Times report about Muslims in Uganda forcing Christians to convert to Islam was the extraordinary revelation that in that country, Muslims now consider any public statement of the Christian Faith to be a calculated insult to Muslims, for which they can justifiably exact revenge.

“In June,” the Times reported, “a group of Muslims attacked Christian preachers in eastern Uganda during a ‘crusade,’ where Christians publicly profess their faith and invite others to join. Muslims in the town accused the Christians of mocking Islam by publicly saying Jesus was the Son of God.”

In response, said Christian pastor Moses Saku, the Muslims became violent: “They became very angry and began throwing rocks at Christians, chanting ‘Allah akbar.’ Many Christians were injured during the incident.”

The Christians appealed to the Muslims to have respect for those of other faith; the Muslims responded with contempt. One Muslim, Abubakar Yusuf, declared: “We have now declared a jihad against them. We are not going to allow anybody to despise Islamic teachings at their church or crusade. We will seek revenge.”

How did the Christians “despise Islamic teachings”? By preaching aspects of Christianity, such as the divinity of Christ, that Islam denies. The Christians, knowing how delicate their situation was, would never have dreamed of actually saying something critical about Islam itself; but to the Muslims who heard them, just enunciating the tenets of their Christian faith was criticism enough. And they refused to stand for it.

That incident, and now Johnson-Harrell’s “Islamophobia” charge, are, or should be, sobering news for the comfortable Christians of the West who have made an idol out of “interfaith dialogue” and fastidiously avoid saying anything remotely critical about Islam, even as the Muslim persecution of Christians continues worldwide.

A few years ago, when jihadis attacked AFDI’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas, some Christians castigated me for co-sponsoring and speaking at the event. They said that we were being needlessly provocative, poking Muslims in the eye, goading them, etc.

These charitable and enlightened Christians said that Christians should instead be deferential to others’ religious sensibilities. At the time, I responded to these people by explaining that giving in to violent intimidation (our event was a response to the jihad murder of the Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoonists in Paris) would only encourage more violent intimidation, and that given the fact that Muslims frequently found even basic expressions of Christian faith to be “provocative,” they were effectively cutting the ground out from under themselves and their children, making it impossible for them to practice Christianity in the future.

Movita Johnson-Harrell has now provided more proof that this was correct. By calling Borowicz’s prayer “Islamophobic,” she is in effect saying that the public expression of the Christian Faith mocks Islam and despises Islamic teachings.

The lesson is clear. If the advice of the cosseted, suburban Western Christians who were excoriating me for the Garland event is to be heeded, Christians should make no public expression of their faith at all, and convert to Islam, so as to avoid mocking, provoking, and offending Muslims, and poking them in the eye.

And when it comes to it, that is most likely the exact thing that those Christians will do. It’s already beginning: Pennsylvania House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, a Democrat (of course), stated: “Let me be clear. I am a Christian. I spend my Sunday mornings in church worshiping and being thankful for all that I have. But in no way does that mean I would flaunt my religion at those who worship differently than I do. There is no room in our Capitol building for actions such as this, and it’s incredibly disappointing that today’s opening prayer was so divisive.”

So Harris says that Christians must not flaunt their religion. Not coincidentally, that is exactly what Islamic law says about Christians: that they should carry on their worship quietly, behind closed doors, and never make public display of it. Oh, and by the way, speaking of flaunting one’s religion, Movita Johnson-Harrell wears a hijab. Harris is not on record objecting to that kind of flaunting one’s religion.

The Christian Harris who deplores Rep. Borowicz’s prayer should calm Movita Johnson-Harrell’s rage by converting to Islam and thus removing the source of her feelings of offense. Watch for it. (Click to Source)

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

Christians in China being targeted and killed for organ harvesting

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(NaturalNews) In 2006, two Canadian nationals began a journey that would reveal information so dark, it is deeply troubling to ponder, let alone believe. But in a world controlled by money, man is capable of doing anything to get it, including the harvesting of organs from living persons. The victim dies during this heinous and tortuous procedure. The body is then cremated. No evidence remains of the burnt human sacrifice yielding hearts, livers, kidneys, corneas and more. All in a days work for the burgeoning global organ transplant market in the People’s Republic of China.

But even without ashes or bones, David Kilgour, Esq., a former Asian administrator for Canada, and international human rights lawyer David Matas, Esq., were able to weave a damning indictment a decade ago called Bloody Harvest. This must-read treatise originally investigated unnerving claims; Chinese Falun Gong members were being killed for their organs and the lucrative international organ transplant marketplace.

Falun Gong practitioners account for 70 – 100 million of the Chinese population and remain a prime target of the surgeon’s knife, as reported by Theepochtimes.com. But other spiritual and ethic groups are also victimized by this barbaric practice, according to Kilgour: (Click to Article)

PARENTS IRATE AFTER STUDENTS TOLD TO SING MUSLIM TUNE

‘This is their fight song. Spread Islam now song. Prove that they’re right song’

Parents at a California middle school are demanding to know why a teacher had students sing an Islamic “fight song.”

A seventh-grade teacher at Spring View Middle School in Huntington Beach, California, deviated from the district’s official curriculum and had students sing “This Is My Fight Song.” Parent and grandparent Nichole Negron and Susan Negron told KCAL 9 Los Angeles their seventh grader was told to participate in the activity.

“I believe that by singing the song, the children feel comfortable that maybe Allahu is the only god and maybe that they should start following him,” Susan Negron told the network Tuesday. “I’m not OK with that.”

The women only found out about the activity by accident when Negron’s son brought a pamphlet with lyrics home.

“How can we as parents combat against what we don’t know is going on?” the mother asked. (Click to Article)

Christians are leaving the U.S. military

Jacqueline Klimas reports for The Washington Times, April 15, 2015, that Christians are leaving the U.S. military or are discouraged from joining in the first place because of a “hostile work environment” that doesn’t let them express their beliefs openly, according to religious freedom advocates.

They include: (Click to Article)

From This Point Forward, Christians Are Going To Be Banned From Holding Many Jobs In America

Persecution is in  America. How Are You Going To Handle It?

Christianity is being criminalized in the United States.  No, I am not talking about the kind of Christianity that is so prevalent in America today where “Christians” just ignore what the Bible says and do whatever they wanted to do in the first place anyway.  Rather, I am talking about the kind of faith that Kim Davis has demonstrated.  Christians all over this country are being put into positions where they must choose to either submit to the “new morality” or potentially lose their jobs.  For Kim Davis, deciding to take a stand meant that she was thrown into prison.  The radical judge that threw her into prison has said that she will stay there until she is willing to change her mind. (Click to Article)

Baker forced to make gay wedding cakes, undergo sensitivity training, after losing lawsuit

Get ready Bible Believers, You are being persecuted for righteousness sake in the U.S.A. Get ready for the Rapture!

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‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye Responds to Claim He Attacked Christians, Says ‘It’s Difficult to Respect What Seems Like Irrational Thinking’

“Science guy” Bill Nye told TheBlaze Wednesday that he’s feeling good after his face-off last night with creationist Ken Ham. He also responded to accusations that he attacked Christians during the debate, claiming that he was merely focusing on the importance of embracing science rather than strictly Biblical tenets.

“My supporters have been very supportive. I’ve gotten messages from all sorts of people saying, ‘Maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing to go into the lion’s den,’” Nye said.

The former PBS host noted that he was surprised by how “well-funded” Ham’s Creation Museum is, though he expressed concern over the accuracy of at least one of the displays he observed while at the Kentucky venue for last night’s event.

Nye said he voiced worries over the purported inaccuracy of a dinosaur that was on display to museum staffers, but that they essentially ignored him.

“One thing that very much surprised me is that museum is extraordinarily well-funded and I suspect — I’m gong to look at tax records — I suspect that there’s someone or some group of people who are throwing money at the problem,” Nye explained.

On a complimentary note, the “science guy” said he was impressed by Ham’s passion for his worldview and that he even respected the sentiment, though he said “it’s difficult to respect what seems like irrational thinking.”

Nye did accuse his opponent of not answering the key questions he asked of him — mainly elements surrounding Ham’s claim that the earth is only 6,000 years old; Nye believes that the world is actually 4.55 billion years old.

The science aficionado felt that his creationist foe failed to address points he made about Noah’s Ark and Nye pointed out a purported lack of evidence backing up the theory that the earth is so young.

“He also has a very untenable position that there’s a difference between natural laws you can observe right now … and natural laws in the past,” Nye continued.

He added, “It was up to him to defend his extraordinary point of view … I don’t think he did.”

As for the claim that he attacked Christians during the debate, Nye brushed the notion aside, adding that he knows many religious people who are enriched, have a strong sense of community, are spiritually uplifted — yet do not agree with Ham that the earth is only 6,000 years old.

Nye said that he doesn’t personally have a definitive faith in the almighty and that he doesn’t believe the Bible offers up any basis for proving hypotheses.

“To me, I point out to everybody the cosmic scheme of things. You can’t know,” he said. “I’m an agnostic. With that said the earth’s not 6,000 years old.”

When asked if he had any definitive proof that a failure to teach children evolutionary theory would have economic consequences — a point he has frequently made — Nye was quick to correct the question, asking that I refer to it as an “evolutionary explanation” and noting that he believes evolution is “a provable fact.”

He went on to provide anecdotal examples surrounding the failure to embrace scientific innovation, but his examples were not directly tied to the complexities surrounding evolutionary theory.

“The science we were debating last night was, at its highest, middle school science,” he added later in the interview.

The debate aside, Nye said that science is the key to the future and that there is a real opportunity to advance scientific education in America if we invest in it. He believes that the investment will inevitably may off.

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KNIGHT: Obama liberals expand government to fill hole left by declining morals

Freedom-loving Americans need to resist, pray for a revival

The trouble with liberals is not just that they eventually run out of other people’s money, as Margaret Thatcher observed. It’s that they find new ways every day to project their own dysfunctional worldview on the rest of us.

It’s like living next door to a nuclear-waste dump run by the Bumpusses. You’d like to ignore it, but shards of spent fuel keep falling into your yard and setting your dog on fire.

This is how non-progressive Americans increasingly view our ever-coarsening, “progressive” popular culture and the ruling elites who promote it.

They’re aghast at not only the moral meltdown, but the rise of dictatorial executive power in Washington, as explained to us by the president in his State of the Union address, in which he reduced Congress to a helpmate at best.

As for whether the culture is rotten, ask any anxious parent whose child is out of sight for more than five minutes. Ask middle-class wage earners working on their tax return, trying to please an increasingly ruthless Internal Revenue Service.

It’s all connected.

As the moral, marriage-based culture collapses, the government grows bigger to pick up the pieces.

In such a culture, it’s easy for the president and his media allies to stoke the fires of envy and spread more dependency. It works even better when the people are stoned.

Having softened us up with cultural rot, the left is driving for total political control, with little effective opposition.

Failing to hold the administration accountable for a multitude of scandals, the Republican leadership is now trying to figure out how to raise the national debt and to turn 11 million undocumented Democrats into voters.

To suggest we can just tune out the cultural, political and social mayhem and go about our business is a non-starter. There is no escape. Even if you turn off the news, it seeps in everywhere.

Culturally speaking, there is no traditional moral standard that does not evoke a savage response from the dominant culture. Ask Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty.”

Likewise, there is no earned money that is not considered fair game for confiscation in the name of progress and “equality.” If you complain, you’re at best a racist, and at worst a Tea Party terrorist for whom the IRS is sharpening its knife.

The worst sin of all in the age of iron-fisted, liberal “tolerance” is to react to moral degradation by failing to facilitate it. If you get caught in a nonfestive mood, like the Christian bakery owners and wedding photographers who think the First Amendment protects their right not to be forced to celebrate sin, you are in legal jeopardy.

Coming to your state, unless you live in Jerry Brown’s California or Chris Christie’s New Jersey, which already have this abomination, is a law that says right is wrong and that wrong is mandatory.

California’s statute, which the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld last week, denies the right of parents to take children to licensed therapists to deal with unwanted same-sex desires.

Parents are allowed only to enlist therapists who counsel children to be “gay.” This is America, land of the free?

Isn’t it the liberals who keep telling us to stop imposing our morality on them?

America is not only morally confused, but obsessed with bad behavior. In December, The Wall Street Journal devoted a weekend review section’s front page to an article by Lee Seigel entitled “America the Vulgar.”

After assuring us that he was no prude (his favorite movie is “Last Tango in Paris”), Mr. Siegel does a good job conveying the gnawing fears of many Americans that Miley Cyrus and her obscene “twerking” is the new normal.

“When did the culture become so coarse?” he asks like Rip Van Winkle waking up to a particularly awful hangover.

Insisting that he is “no angry culture warrior,” he nonetheless muses about “a time when there were powerful imprecations instead of mere obscenity — or at least when sexual innuendo, because it was innuendo, served as a delicious release of tension between our private and public lives.”

Well, OK, but the real problem is not lack of sophistication, but the numbing of conscience. Beneath that is contempt for God, the Author of morality.

America’s moral confusion and obsession with materialism was once diagnosed by Soviet dissident and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn in a June 8, 1978, Harvard speech for which he was roundly denounced by America’s intelligentsia, led by The New York Times.

Thirty-six years later, another Russian, a former KGB leader whom Solzhenitsyn would regard as a strange bedfellow, recently made similar observations:

“Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values . Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan.”

Vladimir Putin may be exploiting our moral decline for his own purposes, but to many weary Americans, his remarks ring true.

We are not yet the world’s Great Satan, as our militant Muslim enemies falsely describe us, but we might consider asking our ruling elites in Hollywood, New York and Washington to give the mullahs less evidence for that claim.

Meanwhile, those with faith in God and a love for a free America need to hold tight, pray for revival and become more actively involved in what needs to be a mighty tide of resistance.

Click to http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/31/knight-america-the-vulgar/?page=2

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Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again

Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

“You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again,” Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussingKorematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.

The local Associated Press report quotes Scalia as using a Latin phrase that means “in times of war, the laws fall silent,” to explain why the court erred in that decision and will do so again.

“That’s what was going on — the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot,” Scalia said. “That’s what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It’s no justification but it is the reality.”

The late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, who was Japanese-American, was not among those sent to the camps but was declared an “enemy alien.” When he got the chance to fight for his country in World War II, he jumped at it, eventually earning a Medal of Honor for “conspicuous gallantry” near San Terenzo, Italy, in 1945. “I was angered to realize that my government thought that I was disloyal and part of the enemy, and I wanted to be able to demonstrate not only to my government but to my neighbors that I was a good American,” Inouye told Ken Burns in “The War,”as quoted by Reuters.

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Mom claims school banned son’s Bible, used inappropriate worksheets

A Detroit-area woman is accusing her children’s school of hypocrisy after her son was told not to bring his Bible to class and her daughter’s teacher distributed worksheets referencing alcohol.

Jessica Cross, of Dearborn Heights, her 8-year-old son, Jason, would take his Bible to school to read during a free period. He was eventually told that book is “only for church, not school,” MyFoxDetroit.com reported.

Cross said her son, who is autistic, has been treated poorly by school staff and subjected to unnecessary punishments.

“Putting my son in time outs for 13 hours a week and refusing him lunch, and just absurd things and just, if I did something like that I’d lose my kids,” Cross said, adding that she has kept classroom logs and has been unable to resolve the issue with school officials since October.

Cross said that after her son was told not to bring his Bible to school, her 6-year-old daughter was sent home with a worksheet that read, “My dad drinks wine. He puts a lime in his wine. It makes my mom smile,” the station reported.

As she was making dinner Wednesday, Cross said her daughter asked her, “‘Mommy, why would a daddy drinking wine make a mommy happy?’ And I dropped my spoon, I was like, ‘What?'”

In an interview with MyFoxDetroit.com, Superintendent Laurine VanValkenburg apologized about the worksheet and said that students are allowed to bring their Bibles to read at school.

“If a child wants to bring a bible to school, they may,” she said, adding that she has been out of town and plans to look into both incidents when she returns.

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