May 24, 2013
Oct 10 - Adela Just
*This article is re-printed with permission from Traditional Values Coalition, a leading voice in the halls of Congress for the Bible-based traditional values that created and preserved our nation and our prosperity for over two centuries.
U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens knew about the threats against his life, yet this did not deter him from doing all he could to stop Islamist violence.
That optimism and dedication cost him his life.
Though the sacrifice may have superficially touched off some pangs of conscience within the Islamic community in isolated cases, the unified response of the Islamist community was forceful and direct. As of this writing [on October 5, 2012], 17 U.S. embassies remain under threat, the French have temporarily closed 20 embassies, and President Barack Obama not only refuses to even meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but refuses to call the attack on Ambassador Stevens what it was: an act of terrorism.
Or worse, just “bumps in the road.”
Sadly, what may seem as an Islamic turn in U.S. foreign policy is nothing sudden. This turn had been orchestrated over the past few years by an Obama administration determined to emasculate America’s position overseas. Nowhere is this position of weakness more demonstrably felt—and with catastrophic consequences—than among the Islamist Front.
Back in July 2011, Traditional Values Coalition warned about the path that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was driving us towards. In her speech to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) she outlined her plan towards Christian groups in the United States in plain, stark terms:
In the United States, I will admit, there are people who still feel vulnerable or marginalized as a result of their religious beliefs. And we have seen how the incendiary actions of just a very few people, a handful in a country of nearly 300 million, can create wide ripples of intolerance. We also understand that, for 235 years, freedom of expression has been a universal right at the core of our democracy. So we are focused on promoting interfaith education and collaboration, enforcing antidiscrimination laws, protecting the rights of all people to worship as they choose, and to use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming, so that people don’t feel that they have the support to do what we abhor. (emphasis added)
Let’s be very clear where this alarming statement is coming from—Christians who now have concerns about the pernicious influence of radical Islam now are creating “wide ripples of intolerance” that the Obama administration intends to combat with “old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming” designed to turn the 1st Amendment against itself.
Where is this threat in the United States? Look no further than the Muslim Brotherhood.
The pernicious influence of the Muslim Brotherhood has shocked the world in their size and growing power—not just abroad but right here in the United States through a multitude of front groups such as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
More alarming still is the pervasiveness of radical Islamic mosques. Most Americans would be shocked to learn that in the 11 years since 9/11, the number of mosques in the United States has risen from 1,209 to 2,106—and over 80% of all mosques contain material that advocates violence.
In the effort to push back, Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) has continued to stand in the forefront of the fight against shariah law within the United States.
TVC was one of the few conservative Christian organizations with the courage to infiltrate the ISNA conference in Washington D.C. in 2012, and with a national network of courageous individuals willing to keep tabs on the Muslim Brotherhood and their Islamist allies here at home, TVC will continue to be a primary source of information on the Islamist shariah threat.
How pervasive is this threat? The Islamists have had an 11 year head start while Christian America has mostly been asleep.
The Arab Spring wasn’t a movement for freedom. It was a revolution of terror—and the roots are deepening here on the home front.
Where do we go next? Much depends on the policies administered over the next four years by the State Department—regardless of who is in the White House. A great deal depends on the rights our local governments have (or are persuaded to believe they may or may not have) when being forced to approve mosques in small towns across America.
More than this, the American public needs to know what an Islamic waqf and it’s three-mile radius consists of, what a “no-go” zone is, and how Islamic shariah is infiltrating our courts, our laws, and redefining the rights Americans have for so long relied upon as sacrosanct.
September 11th, 2012 may not go down in history in the same way 9/11 did eleven years earlier, but the message was the same. Islam seeks to destroy America.
Prayer Points (added with permission by the Reformation Prayer Network)
1. Pray for lawmakers to rise up and defend our freedoms and our founding principles.
2. Pray for plots or schemes of Muslim extremists to be exposed.
3. Pray for a revelation of Jesus to sweep across the Islamic community, bringing them to salvation.