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Biorseth, Tuesday, May
Culture = Religion + Politics.
Distinct, identifiable human culture is defined by the predominant religion of the populace and the political arrangement of the government, i.e., the jurisprudence and legal rules of order.
In Jewish and in Christian cultures, wherein the predominant religion is Jewish and/or Christian, so long as the religion is the primary driving force in politics, the government and legal jurisprudence that develops will be in harmony with the population. Whenever that is no longer true, and politics becomes divorced from the predominant religion, social disharmony, disorder and even revolution will result.
This is because Judaeo-Christian religion is "natural", following the Natural Law of God. Judaeo-Christian religion is therefore in harmony with nature. When civil law, brought into being through Politics, opposes God, it opposes Nature as well as opposing the life-guiding principles of the majority of the population.
Therefore, for Jews and Christians, Religion should always drive Politics.
When Politics drives Religion, Judaeo-Christian Culture breaks down.
This is the best argument for true Representative Government.
All over the world, you can see how different cultures are defined by their religion and by their political arrangement of government. From Godless (secular) cultures to the wildest variations belief-based systems of government, whether imposed or representative.
Islamic Nations present a unique case. Islam is both religion and government. The religion and the jurisprudence are one and the same thing. And Islamic nations, as such, are a mild violation of Islamic teaching, for Islam is supposed to be Global. The whole purpose for the religion of Islam is to bring the whole world under the domination of Islam, until there is no other religion and no other form of government on earth. So Religion and Politics are already combined within Islam.
Islamic Nations such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt violate this rule. While they may export Jihad to the outside world, and while they may enforce Sharia Law in within their own borders, they mostly operate as "civilized" nations in peaceful relationships with the non-Islamic world, and they trade and participate in the global market.
These Islamic lands have become Fiefdoms, dictatorships or even quasi-Democracies with elections, as in Egypt. The interesting thing about all that is that it is specifically against the religion of Islam, which teaches that there is one law, one government and one religion, and it is Islam. Everything needed for religion, law and government is contained in the Koran.
That Islamic principle is what makes Al Queda, ISIS, similar Jihadi groups and the current government of Iran more correctly Islamic than any and all of the other Islamic Nations. They are putting the Koran into real practice, while the other Islamic Nations are ruled by powerful men who want to keep their power and their authority, and their national autonomy and insulation from the outside world.
In Islamic Nations, Politics drives the Religion.
And that's a good thing, for the rest of us.
Among Jihadists such as ISIS, Religion drives Politics.
And that's a bad thing, for the rest of us, and for the Islamic Nations.
Note well that proper, active Jihadism born within Islamic Nations is not welcome to operate or even be within the Islamic Nations. Arabian Wahhabism, and the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood are good examples. The Arabian Osama Bin Ladin, given the opportunity, might have beheaded the whole House of Saud. Any Islamic Jihadism that is to be actually practiced, is to be practiced over there somewhere, not here, say the Islamic Nation Rulers. The nations themselves will not participate, at least not until the outside, non-believing world is a whole lot weaker than it is now.
English-speaking public apologists for Islam, as we have heard recently as part of the coverage during President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, who describe for us the "True" religion of Islam, are practicing Taqiyya; the Islamic doctrine of lying to unbelievers about what Islam intends to do to them, until Islam is powerful enough to actually do it. Mohammed himself specifically taught (and practiced) the doctrine that all unbelievers are to be either converted, dominated or killed. That is a core, perhaps the core teaching of Islam. It is unavoidable. But we're not supposed to know that, yet. Taqiyya is to be used until Islam is powerful enough to fully assert itself by force.
Into this Islamic mess stepped President Trump, on his first visit to the Middle East as President. Whether knowingly or not, he masterfully took advantage of the whole geopolitical situation as it existed on the ground. He just about had to know what he was doing; he couldn't possibly have been so lucky as to just happen to hit all the important unifying and dividing lines so perfectly.
And the whole trip was positively endorsed by the Islamic Nations.
Where all this will lead is impossible to predict. But America is now on much more solid geopolitical ground than she was under Comrade Obama, peace be upon him. America is economically and militarily stronger than Russia, and the Saudi-American alliance is a stronger alliance than the Iranian-Russian alliance.
Russia has taken a step down in geopolitical power in the region.
Meanwhile, back in the USA, the Media is still floundering around, trying hard and failing miserably to conjure up any real evidence of their claims of a Trump-Russian collusion to defeat Madam Hillary in the last election. That is their ongoing, never ending obsession. They just get nuttier and nuttier as time goes on.
As for us, we pray that President Trump will just go on working and keep on tweeting and not listen to anyone who advises him to stop, moderate or filter his tweets.
The whole elite, effete media hate his tweets, and that's a good thing.
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The Purpose of this grouping of links is to organize articles exposing the fraud of Islam as a religion and Mohammed as a prophet.
The Islam Pages
With war declared on the whole non-Islamic world in the year 622 A.D., no one should have been surprised at Osama Bin Laden's declaration of war in 1966. Mohammed himself declared war on us long before we existed as a nation. To find the true source of the "radicalization" of peaceful Moslems into Jihadism, all you have to do is read the Koran. It's all right there, and there is nothing radical about it.
The Islam Pages: Setting the record straight for the non-Islamic world. The Islam Pages describe the war declared upon us all by Mohammed after the Hijrah in 622 AD.
"Civilized" Islamic Nations versus the True Islamic Religion. When Politics drives Religion in Islamic Nations, the whole world is safer; when Religion drives Politics in Islamic Nations, the whole world is menaced.
On the necessity of using Barbarian Allies against the worst Barbarians. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Moslem nations so fear ISIS that they will ally with despised America and Israel against it. But never forget that Barbarian Allies are still Barbarians, at the core.
Civilized Moslems: Ataturk's Turkey and the Shah's Iran had them. Once, Civilized Moslems, Educated Women and Peaceful, Attractive, Beautiful Cities predominated in lands where now we see little other than Typical Islamic Barbarity.
The Islamic Connection between ISIS, Random Terrorism and Global Jihad. It is the unseen Islamic Connection that is conquering Western Civilization: The Known Terrorist Groups, Native Born Convert Terrorists, Global Jihadists, etc. are all Moslems who read the same Koran.
The sole path to Islamic Heaven is to die a martyr in performance of Jihad. That's it. Islam assures no one else of salvation. Male martyrs get a permanent erection; female martyrs get a permanently erect penis. No kidding.
The Looming Islamic War: Sunni, ISIS, Shia, Kurds, Russia, Israel, USA? Sunni nations allying with Israel against ISIS? Excuse me? Shia nations allying with Russia? Who's on First here?
The Source of Radical Islamic Terrorism? Mohammed and the Koran. Radical Marxist Terrorism comes out of the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital. Similarly, Radical Islamic Terrorism comes right straight out of the Koran.
Should we treat Islam differently than other religions? If not, why not? Doesn't Islam treat the whole non-Islamic world differently than it treats Islam?
Refuting Mohammed and his ideology of conquest masquerading as a religion. Here we refute Mohammed, who should be seen as little more than a popular fraud among pagans.
The "Palestinian Problem" is just an Evil Mask; it's really an "Islam Problem". There was no state or nation of Palestine when modern Israel was born. It was Islam, not Palestine, that attacked Israel in 1948.
The Truth about Islam, finally, in a homily at Mass. You never hear the unvarnished truth about Islam, or other evils, from Catholic clerics. Maybe that's finally changing.
American survival itself depends on getting Islam out of America. Cult forms Culture; Islam forcibly attacks all non-Islamic cultures. American national existence depends upon getting Islam out.
Recognizing, at last, the Islamic Declaration of War on Human Civilization. Congress should Recognize the long existing Islamic Declaration of War, and Declare War against ISIS and all other active Islamic Jihad organizations.
The common link between Paris, San Bernardino, 9/11, etc.: Islamic Jihad. It was common, ordinary, every day Jihad. No one was radicalized; nothing was hijacked; no one went berserk.
The argument within Islam, and about Islam, regarding the true nature of Islam. The true nature of Islam: Ron Paul, King Saud, Ali Khamenei, Comrade Obama, all have their versions.
The French Islamophobia: Was it real? Or is Islam really something to be feared? If the French Islamophobia turns out to have been warranted, what about ours?
What would War on Islam look like? Would victory even be possible? With what successful overall strategy could we wage war on an ideology?
Definition of Islam: Ideology of Military Conquest Masquerading as a Religion. The Definition of Islam describes the “Convert, Submit or Die” War Strategy of Mohammed.
The Islam Way Versus The Way of the Lord, and the way of Western Culture. The Islam Way stands at loggerheads with the moral, social and civil codes historically common to Judeo-Christian, Western Civilization.
How Orthodox Mainstream Islam Opposes America, and all other National Existence. Islam's Lesser Jihad seeks to (1) Convert All, or (2) Subjugate All, or (3) Kill All. Islam opposes America and American national existence.
The hard, cold, truth about the murderous nature of the religion of Islam. Islam is a religion of Peace? Excuse me? If that's true, then you must agree that Islam has a very funny way of showing it.
OK, the strictly Koranic Islamic teaching on infidels isn't TOTALLY murderous. A changing view on the Islamic teaching on infidels, and other important issues this political election season.
The Islamic Theocracy menace Vs. the U.S. Constitution First Amendment. How to attack the expanding Islamic Theocracy here while remaining true to the Constitution: SANE may have found the way.
Could we, and should we, outlaw Islamic Sharia in the US? Our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion; but what of a "religious law" legal system that has a core goal of the destruction of our Constitution itself?
Can we outlaw Islam in the USA and still be a free thinking society? I say we can and should outlaw any ideology that seeks the elimination of Constitutional America.
Again, it's Israel up against what appears to be the whole pea-picking world. Weak lip-service and pretty speeches aside, America is Israel's only real ally. And, as war is imposed upon her again, even many Americans are lukewarm in their support. Why?
The latest Israeli conflict is little different from all the previous ones. The first Israeli conflict with her neighbors, and every one since then, has been a simple matter of self defense.
Faith And Reason Vs. Islam: A Pontiff on faith and reason again, and again, etc. It is and has always been faith and reason vs. Islam; Islam is unreasonable, it's faith equals submission, and it is by nature violent and war-oriented.I
slam is the enemy; the non-Islamic world just doesn’t know it yet. I keep saying that Islam is the enemy here, and you keep not wanting to hear it. But it's true.
The Ground Zero Mosque. The ground zero mosque is an Islamic slap in the face of all 9/11 victims.
Tolerating intolerance of America is what Americans are being trained to do. In tolerating intolerance of themselves some Americans think they are proving something or other.
More concessions to the Palestinians? Do concessions run on a one way street? Israel is called to make more concessions to the Palestinians. It is never the other way round.
On Evil and Nonsense: Look closely at Nonsense, and find Evil at its root. Evil and Nonsense: deny evil and you deny right vs. wrong; which is to deny common sense, which is to invoke nonsense.
Three fatal oversights of the top conservative cognizanti: Glenn, Rush and Sean. Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are on the right track, but just nibbling around the edges of who the enemy is.
n support of American Nationalism and American Patriotism. American Nationalism and American Patriotism have been demonized long enough.
Argument opposing Sharia law as brutal, oppressive and murderous. Opposing Sharia Law means opposing brutal domination, wife beating, child abuse and even bloody murder.
Who "radicalized" the Boston Marathon Bomber brothers? It's the Koran, Stupid. Yes, it's the Koran, stupid, and it's mainstream Islam, and there's nothing radical about either of them.
Fair warning: Beware of the Moslem Liars holding olive branches and smiling. If you have Moslem friends, you need to learn about the religious Moslem Liars
War Begets War: It's About Islam; It Always Was. Undoing Islamic Lies of "Peaceful" Moslem Propagandizers.
Rethinking War on Islam: War on "parts" of Islam, or, Unlimited War. Rethinking War on Islam may mean a perpetual state of war, for Islam's evil cannot be separated out.
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