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September 26th, 2010


All I did was post a quote from Newt Gingrich on Facebook:

There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia.  The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our submission is over.  — Newt Gingrich

It seemed to me that Gingrich has a better world view than most people.  I was surprised by the responses I received.  I was reminded with a scriptural quote (Matthew 5:44) that we are called to love our enemies and do good to those who hate you.   I was reminded that the First Amendment provides us with freedom of religion.   (Believe it or not, I already knew these things.)

Hate-mongering was mentioned.  I had not considered myself or Gingrich hate-mongers.   These (below) are hate-mongers.

Pilgrims to Mecca shout “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”

Newt Gingrich was well aware of the phenomenon known as “creeping Sharia,” especially in European countries but also beginning in our United States.  I posted a small sample on Facebook.

Here are links to samples of Sharia in Minnesota, the megamosque being planned in London, and the Islamization of Paris.

William Federer has made a study of the muslim history of erecting mosques after a victory.

William J. Federer

Sept. 6, 2010

The HISTORY OF ISLAM may hold answers to WHY it is so important for Moslems to build that GROUND ZERO MOSQUE…

In 630, Muhammad led 10,000 Muslim soldiers into Mecca and turned the pagans’ most prominent spot, the Ka’aba, into the Masjid al-Haram Mosque.

In 634, Rightly Guided Caliph Umar conquered Syria and turned the Christians’ most prominent spot, the Church of Job, famous for being visited by Saint Silva in the fourth century, into the Mosque of Job.

In 637, Caliph Umar conquered Hebron and turned the second-most prominent spot in Judaism, the Cave of the Patriarchs, into the Ibrahim Mosque. (This was repeated by Saladin in 1188.)

In 638, Muslim generals Amr ibn al-As and Khalid ibn al-Walid conquered Gaza and turned the prominent fifth-century Byzantine church into the Great Mosque of Gaza.

In 638, Caliph Umar conquered Jerusalem.

In 691, Caliph Al-Malik ordered the Dome of the Rock  built on the most prominent spot in Judaism, the Temple Mount, followed by Caliph Al-Walid building the Al-Aqsa Mosque there in 705.

In 651, Muslims conquered Persia and turned Zoroastrian temples in Bukhara and Istakhr into mosques.

In 706, after Muslims took Damascus from the Byzantine Empire, Caliph Al-Walid turned the prominent Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist into the Umayyad Mosque.

In 710, Gen. Muhammad bin Qasim conquered Pakistan, defiled the prominent Sun Temple in Multan, which house the great idol “sanam,” and erected a mosque.

In 784, after the conquest of Spain, Emir Abd ar-Rahman turned the prominent Visigothic Christian Church of Saint Vincent into the Great Aljama Mosque of Cordoba.

After the conquest of Egypt, Caliphs al-Mamun (813-833) and al-Hakim (996-1021) turned prominent Coptic Christian churches and Jewish synagogues in Cairo into mosques.

In 831, Muslims conquered Palermo, Sicily, and Asad ibn al-Furat turned the prominent Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption into the Great Mosque of Bal ‘harm.

In 1193, Muslims conquered Delhi, India, and Qutbuddin Aibak turned the Red Citadel in Dhillika, the most prominent spot of the last Hindu rulers, into the Qutb Minar Mosque.

From 1250-1517, Mamluk Muslims controlled the Golan Heights and used the ancient Synagogue of Katzrin as a mosque.

In 1387, Turkish Muslims conquered Thessaloniki and turned the Katholikon Monastery and the Church of Aghia Sophia, which housed the relics of Saint Gregorios Palamas, into mosques, as Symeon of Thessaloniki recorded:

“The greatest number of the buildings of the churches fell to them, of which the first was the Holy Church of the Savior. … These were trampled underfoot and the infidels rejoiced in them. … Most of the religious buildings in the city were despoiled, while altars were demolished and sacred things profaned.”

On May 29, 1453, Sultan Mehmet II conquered Constantinople and turned the great Byzantine church, Hagia Sophia, into the Ayasofya Mosque.  The largest church in Christendom for a thousand years, the church’s four acres of gold mosaics was covered with whitewash and Quran verses.

In 1458, Sultan Mehmet II conquered Athens and turned the Greeks’ most prominent spot, the Parthenon on Acropolis hill, into a mosque. When Venetian Gen. Francesco Morosini drove the Muslims out in 1687, a cannonball hit the gunpowder stored in the mosque, blowing it up.

In the 15th century, Ottoman invaders turned Saint Clement’s Macedonian Orthodox Monastery in Plaosnik, Balkans, into the Imater Mosque.

From 1519-1858, Muslim Mughal rulers gained control of India and turned over 2,000 Hindu temples into mosques, including demolishing the Temple of Ram Janmabhoomi in Ajodhya, the birthplace of Rama, and replacing it with the Babri Mosque.

India’s Mughal Muslim ruler, Jahangir (1605-1627), wrote in Tujuk-i-Jahangiri: “At the city of Banaras [was] a temple. … I made it my plea for throwing down thee temple … and on the spot, with the very same materials, I erected the great mosque.”

In 1543, Hayreddin Barbarossa’s 30,000 Muslim troops wintered in Toulon, France, and turned the prominent Toulon Cathedral into a mosque.

In 1570, under Sultan Selim II Khan, Muslims conquered Paphos, Cyprus, and Gov. Mehmet Bey Ebubkir turned the prominent Christian church into the Great Mosque of Paphos.

In 1571, Muslims invaded Famagusta, Cyprus, and turned Saint Nicolas Cathedral, a rare Gothic church, into the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, and Saint Sophia Cathedral in Nicosia, constructed in 1228, into the Selimiye Mosque.

In 1588, Sultan Murat III turned the Eastern Orthodox Church of Saint John the Forerunner in Constantinople into the Hirami Ahmet Pasha Mosque.

In 1781, after having conquered the Old City of Acre, Ottoman Muslims turned the Roman Catholic Church built by Crusaders into the Jezzar Ahmet Pasha Mosque, where a hair from Muhammad’s beard is preserved.

In 1923, Muslims expelled Greeks from Turkey and turned Orthodox churches into mosques. In World War II, Nazis allied with Bosnians and turned the prominent Artists’ Gallery Museum in Zagreb, Croatia, into a mosque.

In the 1950s, Muslims expelled Jews from Arab lands and turned synagogues into mosques. Algerian Muslims warred against French colonial rule till France pulled out in 1962, after which the Cathedral of St. Philippe was turned into the Ketchaoua Mosque.

Violence against Jews caused 30,000 to flee and the Great Synagogue of Oran was turned into the Mosque Abdullah Ben Salem.

In 1974, Turkish Muslims invaded northern Cyprus, and prominent Greek Orthodox churches were turned into mosques.

In 1981, Muslim immigrants to the Netherlands converted Amsterdam’s historic Catholic Sint-Ignatiuskerk into the Fatih Mosque, and a synagogue in The Hague into the Aksa Mosque.

In the following  video Imam Rauf explains why Sharia law is compatible with our Constitution.  Be warned that it is not friendly to the Imam’s plan.

Over a hundred mosques have been built in New York City without any flak.  There have been numerous offers to help Imam Rauf move his mosque to a site further from Ground Zero.  In this video clip Imam Rauf said that moving the mosque further away might precipitate an attack by radical muslims.   “If we move from that location…the headlines in the muslim world will be that Islam is under attack..”   That sounds rather like a threat!

If the Imam were to denounce the 9/11 attack on my country by terrorists, that would help me believe this particular mosque could be an  “outreach.”   But the thought of a Victory Mosque on ground where the dust of the Twin Towers and the ashes of our fellow Americans rained down does not sit well with me…or with many others.

Further information click  here. And here.

Muslims confront Pope Benedict.


But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. — 1 Peter 15

June 9th, 2008


A headline in the New York Times, 11/5/91 read: “Stark Data on Women: 100 Million are Missing.” Actually, it was not 100 million women who were missing. It was 100 million children––girl children. “At least 60 million females in Asia are missing and feared dead, victims of nothing more than their sex,” the article continued. It seems that Asian countries, especially China and India, have noted markedly skewed ratios of boys to girls in recent years.

Under normal circumstances, the ratio of boy births to girl births the world over is about 105 to 100, but this ratio is evened up as the years go by, more boys dying at every age after birth. However, in the Asian countries such as China and India, boys have traditionally been preferred so that even as far back as 1953 boy children outnumbered girl children by about 108 to 100, due primarily to female infanticide or neglect.

A more recent New York Times piece (July 12, 1993) reported a dramatic increase in the ratio of boys to girls with such shocking preliminary statistics that authorities ordered them kept secret. The culprit is apparently the ultrasound scanner. A peasant in Xiamen, China, reported: “Last year we had only one girl born in the village–everybody else had boys.” For a bribe of $35 or a carton of cigarettes, a doctor could be coaxed to reveal the sex of the child and “If it’s a girl, you get an abortion.” China’s shocking statistics may soon reach 120 boys for each 100 girls, according to a Chinese think-tank. In South Korea a ratio of 116 boys to 100 girls was reported in 1990 but is now shifting toward parity with a ratio of 107 boys for every 100 girls. Read the rest of this entry »