Obama/Kerry: Foreign Policy Bullies?

 While many pundits lament the fact that the Obama/Kerry foreign policy is timid, confused, and easily intimidated by strongmen like Vladimir Putin, I submit that it is best compared to a mediocre schoolyard bully.

A mediocre bully is the weak kid who attempts to project strength by picking on those weaker than him. He spews all sorts of threats (i.e., sets “red lines”), but he immediately backs down when a bigger bully shows up.

Why? The mediocre bully knows he’s no match for the stronger one, so he avoids going “mano a mano” with him.

A perfect example of that is when the U.S. State Department’s Marie Harf recently reacted to the decision by an independent Egyptian court to sentence 529 criminals and terrorists to death. Ms. Harf described the decision as “unconscionable” and threatened that the sentence would impact future American aid.

Unfortunately, it’s all too easy for the State Department to forget what those terrorists did:

They killed Christians in cold blood.
They pillaged and burned hundreds of homes, churches, and Christian schools.
They kidnapped and otherwise terrorized people from Minya, one of the larger provinces of Egypt.
And as the Muslim Brotherhood rained down its persecution on Christians, all that one heard from the White House and the State Department was a deafening silence.

Those criminals got their day in court—a privilege the victims never enjoyed. Then, when the case appeared to be open-and-shut, the defendants’ lawyers decided to boycott the proceedings—a move designed to solicit protests from the U.S. government once the sentence was handed down.

With such strong Islamist-friendly elements within the Obama Administration, it was hardly surprising when the schoolyard bully in the form of the State Department announced that the verdict and sentence “represents a flagrant disregard for basic standards of justice.”

Really? What did we do when Zacarias Moussaoui was indicted as a co-conspirator in the September 11th attack and then refused the aid of a lawyer? The trial went on. No one questioned the court’s verdict and sentence.

To be sure, no country offers the leniency and patience of the American justice system. But our system would not waver in the slightest if lawyers boycotted its proceedings. It is deaf to such ingenuous protests, and we should be equally deaf to the berating comments of a mediocre bully that has been hoodwinked by the trickery of the guilty.

As a lover of the real America, the Obama/Kerry foreign policy breaks my heart. It is unrepresentative of the American heartland. But ultimately God’s judgment will fall on all bullies—the strong and the mediocre—and maybe sooner than we think. Being mediocre at mistreatment hardly makes one innocent.

Until then, however, we must pray for the persecuted innocents who suffered under the Muslim Brotherhood, and those who continue to suffer throughout the Middle East today.

http://www.michaelyoussef.com/michaels-blogs/obamakerry-foreign-policy-bullies.html

Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Blunder of Historic Proportions

It is easy to question Hillary Clinton’s competence during her tenure as Secretary of State. U.S. relations with Russia have deteriorated, Iran and North Korea have not been restrained, and Syria has fallen into chaos.

And as far as blunders go, it’s hard to compete with her revealing congressional testimony about the reason for the Benghazi attack, during which she heartlessly asked, “What difference does it make?”

But her greatest blunder was failing to recognize the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt for what it was: a terror organization.

The Muslim Brotherhood is just like its kissing cousin, Hamas. Their definition of democracy is: one man, one vote, one time. After the first election, you’ll never see another.

Clinton’s unbridled support for the Brotherhood leader and now-disgraced former Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, was inexcusable. A freshman in Foreign Policy 101 would have seen through the charade that led to her historic miscalculation.

Tapes recently released by Egyptian intelligence reveal that the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas were working hand-in-glove together.

Let me summarize this disgraceful drama, act by act:

Act One

The Muslim Brotherhood gets Hamas to lob a few missiles toward Israel, thus setting the trap.

Act Two

The U.S. asks Morsi to intervene and stop Hamas from lobbing said missiles toward Israel. The Obama Administration is motivated, not out of a love for Israel, but to prevent it from retaliating.

Act Three

With the missiles stopped, Hillary is lured to Egypt, where she declares Morsi (and by inference, the Muslim Brotherhood) as a great statesman and lover of peace.

Act Four

Along with that unbridled praise, a few billion dollars is sent to Egypt—most of which ends up lining the pockets of the Brotherhood high command.

Act Five

The Western media declares that Mrs. Clinton is a statesperson of heroic proportion. Everyone lives happily ever after.

Well, maybe not that last part.

So much for Clinton’s “experience.” She fell for the Brotherhood trap—hook, line, and sinker. She failed to understand that she was praising an aspiring dictator (brought to power with the help of the American Embassy) who the majority of Egyptians loathed.

But even after that five-act blunder, her mistakes continued. When 33 million Egyptian patriots took to the streets and rejected Morsi and his Islamist deception, the Obama Administration sat on its hands. And it remained aloof after a temporary government took over and made a commitment to bring Egypt into the 21st century.

So as Mrs. Clinton might ask, “What difference does it make?”

The chain of blunders made a historic difference. The new, temporary leader of Egypt, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi—Now field Marshal-who had acted as a steward to protect the freedom of the Egyptian people—saw no hope in dealing with the Obama Administration.

So on February 12, 2014, he visited Russia. There he was hailed as a hero and given a reception appropriate for a head of state. While President Obama felt the need to lecture Sisi, Putin declared him the up and coming leader of Egypt.

As the U.S. government continues to offer the cold shoulder, 22 million Egyptians have signed a petition to draft Sisi to run for president. No wonder the Egyptian public detests Obama more than his most ardent opponents in the U.S. are capable of doing.

Clinton may be made of Teflon when it comes to her responsibility and response to the Benghazi attack. But her culpability in losing a key U.S. ally to Russia is not only unforgettable, it should be politically unforgiveable.

http://www.michaelyoussef.com/michaels-blogs/hillary-clintons-foreign-policy-blunder-of-historic-proporti.html

Islamization of America

Planting the seeds of Islam into any country is arguably the best way to destroy the roots of that country.  Erick Stakelbeck, a terrorism expert and author of the book “The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy,” states, “The Muslim Brotherhood in America and really around the world are like termites. They burrow into a host society. They eat away at it until the day comes where they are ready to make their move.”   That is the idea of “civilization jihad.” There is the violent jihad that takes place from time to time but what we are obliviously experiencing on a daily basis, in America, is “civilization jihad.”

While many may feel that it’s just a matter of religions, one must remember that Islam is not just a religion. Islam is a complete system that hides under a guise of religion. Islam is a legal system, an educational system, a social system, a dietary system; it’s a comprehensive system that encroaches upon every area of life. It’s a complete system that runs completely contrary to the Constitution. We’ve seen how the roots of this “religion” have grown its tendrils into virtually every area of American society today.

Islamists have pressed for Shariah Law to be implemented into American courts; and some Muslims have been able to get away with atrocious crimes because of it. Some politicians have attempted to bring legislation which opposes Shariah law; after all, this is America with its own courts and its own laws. Islamic Shariah law is being imposed upon American companies, law enforcement, and the public in general, giving special rights to Muslims that neither Christians nor non-Christian Americans could get away with. Most recently we’ve seen it infiltrate our military allowing beards and turbans for adherents of Islam while crosses or other Christian religious symbols are denied to the adherents of Christianity.

Indoctrination to Islam is being pushed in our public schools as children have been forced to memorize and act out portions of the Koran, been assigned roles, as “Muslims”, to be lived out for a week, and been made to wear burqas. Some public schools are teaching that Muhammad is God’s messenger and other children are made to draw the five pillars of Islam. There were even Muslims which came into the public schools to hand out Islamic proselytizing literature; and yet in another school, Muslim high school students demanded prayer accommodations. When have Christians recently been able to do these things without difficulty or retaliation? Even football practices have been re-scheduled to accommodate Ramadan, and all these things are done regardless of other students’ religious beliefs.

Shariah particularly presses into politics as President Obama declared at an UN General Assembly, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” With statements like this and while our president has ignored the leader of Israel (perhaps our greatest ally) but shows greater respect for a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, we may have reason for concern. When our president appears to have an ideology tied more to Islam than traditional America, how are we to stay safe in an age of terrorism?  When he surrounds himself with Muslims, a people who have promised to destroy this country, what are we to do?  He makes policies that are dangerous for America but friendly to our enemies.

It seems that whenever one would speak a word of warning about the undermining and erosion of our culture where these things are concerned we hear the rebuttal of “Islamophobia!” Point out that this is a religion not an ethnic group; the response is, “Islamophobia! Discrimination!” State that it’s a religion based on violence and hatred for those who are not in agreement with them and hear the cry “Intolerant! Islamophobia!”

Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs reports that the word “Islamophobia” was a term invented in a Muslim think tank; “It is a device, a thought crushing device to stifle and to stop all criticism of Islam.”

It seems to be working too. Take the Fort Hood shooting for example. The shooter was handing out the Koran that morning, his business card said, “Soldier of Allah,” and as he shot patriotic Americans he shouted, “Allahu Akbar” (a jihadist war cry). Even after all this it was labeled workplace violence instead of a jihad terror event.

As this administration enables a nuclear Iran, emboldens and finances the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, supports Al Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, as he puts Muslims in key positions and scrubs all counter-terrorism materials of Islam and jihad, we should be greatly concerned. As this administration jokes about Christian persecution while removing the section of the state report which deals with the status of religious minorities around the world, we should take notice. As we see a decrease in border security, a decrease in common sense issues and a decrease in upholding our Constitution we should be alarmed.

As Pamela Geller succinctly states, “By emboldening our enemy, by arming our enemy, by enriching our enemy, we are literally sharpening the blade of our own executioners.”

So with all this that’s going on, what should we do?

Today, much of the media is a propaganda press; so, go to trusted news sources to keep abreast of what’s going on. Instead of being misdirected by a political sleight of hand we must keep our focus on the real issues. We need to keep them in mind, looking on the horizon with diligence. If not, when the dust has settled, the very thing we should have been concerned about will lay unnoticed under the rubble of whatever we were misdirected to.

Be diligent in checking out names of appointees to know who they are and the agendas they may bring. Don’t get so caught up in a big media event that you neglect to see other problems that are before your eyes or out on the horizon.  Pay attention and be on guard!

Know the Constitution; make sure your Congressmen know it, abide by it and defend it.

Pray for your nation, the president and the media.  Inform others and pray for those who hate you.

Below are several very informative resources for further insight into this concern.

Click here for an article which lists an 18 point platform to send to your Congressman proposing to stop the Islamization of America.

For Islamic and Muslim news updated several times a day go to www.Atlasshrugs.com

For more Islamic and Muslim news check out:  www.jihadwatch.org

Listen to Frank Gaffney’s daily broadcast at:  www.centerforsecurity.org  click on the “Secure Freedom Radio: latest podcast” and scroll down the page for archived broadcasts.

For Frank Gaffney’s 10 part series on the Muslim Brotherhood in America go to: www.muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com   This is the most powerful instructional and informational video series available today and is free of charge.

Usama Dakdok presents the truth about Islam and broadcasts daily. To see his website and learn more go to:  www.thestraightway.org

http://americandecency.org/full_article.php?article_no=2219

Mr. Obama’s Deafening Silence

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King envisioned the day when the black community would be at equal footing with those who oppressed them. And yet, I wonder if even Dr. King could have dreamed of an African-American president so few years after paying the ultimate price for seeking equality.

But to say that the occupant of the White House is in the same category of Dr. King and his many colleagues who suffered humiliation and persecution would be wildly inaccurate.

I wish that Mr. Obama had heeded the wise words of Dr. King regarding “silence,” but alas, when it comes to the persecution of Christians around the world, he has not.

One longs to hear a word of compassion from our president for Christians who are being killed or mutilated, and for the churches being destroyed—some of them ancient churches with great historic significance.

One would love to hear a word of sympathy for Christians burned alive or crucified in Nigeria, Central African Republic, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Pakistan; or a simple word of concern for the Christians being persecuted in earnest in more than sixty countries.

One would love to hear even the mildest of protests against the Iranians (for whom he lifted sanctions) on behalf of tortured and imprisoned pastors, such as Pastor Saeed.

One would have expected his conscience, as an act of integrity, to compel him to some modest level of fair-mindedness—if anything just to balance the advice he receives from the Muslim Brotherhood, the now-outlawed terrorist organization in Egypt.

But all we hear is the sound of silence.

Mr. President, if you claim to be a Christian and a friend of Christians, like Dr. King, then please heed his advice and break your silence.

Christians expect evil words and deeds from the enemies of Christ. But surely the silence of a world leader such as yourself, who claims to have knelt before the cross and asked for Christ’s forgiveness, is a more powerful statement.

We all know the mainstream media and the ACLU will go after Christians with a vengeance, depriving them of any right of the public expression of their faith. At the same time, those groups will maintain the silence of cowards in the face of Islamist tyranny.

But even those who have supported you, Mr. Obama, must have thought that all those sweet words of the campaigns would have translated into fair-mindedness in governing.

But who can really blame you when so many evangelical leaders are right there with you, also falling silent about the persecution of Christians? As some of them hawk their self-help books, or even diet books, they become tongue-tied when faced with the plight of their fellow believers.

It is difficult to know if the president is influencing them, or if they are influencing him. Only God knows.

Regardless of who starts it, however, their message is loud and clear; their silence is deafening. But they must never forget that there is a God in heaven who will reward the faithfulness of the martyrs, and who will never forget the sealed lips of the earthly powerful.

http://www.michaelyoussef.com/

Are you “willfully blind”?

When I first began to hear about the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamists and Sharia, it was like there was a sense of unreality to it all.

I began to avail myself to video clips, books and articles from people that I respected to test whether the news surrounding the Islamists, Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia were true.  They are and yet so many are “willfully blind.”

I saw this short 14 minute video clip presentation recently.  We make it available to you to assist you in understanding what is upon many unsuspecting nations who were caught off guard.

Amani Mostafa is a former Muslim from Egypt. Her amazing testimony exemplifies the hardship endured by Christians who are born into the primarily Muslim part of the world.

Mostafa was born into a Muslim family, but her mother later converted to Christianity. In attempt to win her mother back to the Muslim faith, Amani began to examine the scriptures. Rather than convincing her mother of her errors, however, Amani became convinced of Christ’s Truth herself.

Amani Mostafa was forced to marry a Muslim man and raise her children in the ways of Islam, but she managed to escape with her children to the United States and now hosts a TV program with massive outreach to women in the Middle East.

Check out this video to hear Amani Mostafa tell her story.

Where are you in all of this?  Are you concerned?   Please let me hear from you.

Email me at:  bjohnson@americandecency.org

http://www.americandecency.org/full_article.php?article_no=1886

CPAC 2013 “Uninvited Panel”

Hide it under a bushel?  No!  I’m going to let it shine, shine, shine, shine.  …

So goes the meaningful Sunday School song so many have grown up on.  Thankfully some live out the message of that simple but profound song well into their adult years. I would like to think I am one of them that does so, as well.

However, some Americans whose word has proven to be honorable and noteworthy have found it increasingly difficult to be permitted to tell the truth – even by fellow so-called conservatives – “to let their light shine.”

I speak here, among others, of Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Frank Gaffney.  I’m referencing what has been known as CPAC 2013:  The “Uninvited Panel”. The media has predictably been STONE DEAD QUIET regarding CPAC’s stiff-arming of these so-called “controversial” speakers – these truth-tellers who have been black-balled by the Republican establishment crowd.

Referring to the “Uninvited Speakers Panel” of these highly-regarded conservative leaders – Stephen K. Bannon, Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network, said, “This session is not simply about speakers and panelists, but about direct engagement and participation by the CPAC audience. Andrew Breitbart believed in more voices, not less, and that is what this session will be about. We will get as many people as possible to the microphone to ask their questions and engage our speakers.”

By now at least some of you might know the details.  But just in case you don’t, I would be remiss if I didn’t do my part to make sure you know!  

Either way, check out the following videos:

Robert Spencer: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/03/video-robert-spencer-at-cpac-uninvited-panel.html

Pamela Geller: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2013/03/pamela-geller-at-cpac-uninvited-panel.html

I am merely taking a moment to make you aware of the behind the scenes squeeze play that kept great Americans from letting fellow Americans have the opportunity to hear from some of America’s boldest warriors for truth and righteousness in America.

Just a few words of commentary in regard to a few individuals.

Robert Spencer.  I traveled to Dearborn last April to see and hear him speak at the Jessica Mogdad Conference who was the victim of honor-killing.   I wanted to see for myself who these Freedom fighters were.  Robert Spencer’s webpage: http://www.jihadwatch.org/

Jihad Watch won CPACS (2013)  “People’s Choice Blogger Award” but was not allowed to receive it on stage because of the concern that Robert Spencer acknowledged that he would speak  a critical word regarding particular conservatives who have Muslim Brotherhood leanings like Grover Norquist once he was cautioned not to.  See the Robert Spencer video at the link

Pamela Geller.. http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

I walked away impressed with every aspect of the conference.  I was impressed with the presentations, with the passion, with the quality of each speaker at the Dearborn conference last April.  That is where I became convinced that our government, our media and a large core of so-called conservatives were willfully blind (using author Andrew C. McCarthy’s descriptive words from his book “Willful Blindness”). http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/04/jessica.html

I would also include in my short list Frank Gaffney who heads the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC.   Gaffney has pointedly, with documentation, warned audiences all across America of our government’s embracement of high officials from the Muslim Brotherhood into leading positions in our government including the Pentagon, White House, State Department, Defense Department.

We had Mr. Gaffney speak at our fall event in Grand Rapids.  His presentation was met with broad acceptance and deep appreciation.  See for yourself: http://www.americandecency.org/full_article.php?article_no=1456

Many, many walk away shocked saying “I simply had no idea”.

And more significantly at: http://www.muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com

http://www.americandecency.org/full_article.php?article_no=1787

A rare look at secretive Muslim Brotherhood in America

A rare look at secretive Muslim Brotherhood in America
Author: Chicago Tribune reporters 2004   20130224   Category: Education  ADA: on  Status: on
Tags: Muslim Brotherhood, Korah
URL: http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/a-rare-look-at-secretive-muslim-brotherhood-in-america/

http://www.americandecency.org/full_article.php?article_no=1730