Fortress of Faith Radio by Tom Wallace and Shahram Hadian discuss the rise of Islam in the West.
Today I want to cover a number of topics that have been in the news. In the attack in Nice, France, 84 people were mowed down by a man driving a truck and crying Allahu Akbar.
In Germany there was an attack where people on a train were stabbed by an immigrant brought into Germany to show their compassion, and look at how he repaid them. There has been the shooting of our police here in America by black racists. The biggest event was the failed coup in Turkey. The President of Turkey, Erdogan, wants us to believe that a moderate cleric here in the States is responsible for the coup. He has locked down one of our bases in Turkey until the US turns this cleric over to Turkey. We will look at all of these things today.
It seems like things are spiraling out of control in the world. I can’t imagine what it would be like to live in these times without the confidence that I have because I know that our God is in control. These are times that try our faith. I am grieved by what is happening, and I can’t imagine what it must be like for those who don’t know our God.
Every one of these events is a major event in, and of, itself. When they all happen within 7 days it is stunning. The events we are seeing fit with biblical prophecies concerning the last days.
The Attack In Nice
In the attack in Nice, 10 of those killed were children. This was not the first time we saw someone try to kill people with a vehicle. It is part of the Al Qaeda play book. It is interesting that the strategy for this kind of attack was taught by Al Qaeda. On October 11, 2010, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the second issue of its English-language magazine Inspire. Here are portions of the article:
“America is a terrorist state and Americans are complacent in some of the worst forms of terrorism our Muslim nation has been subjected to. Millions of Muslim lives have been lost to American brutality. It is about time Muslims wake up and payback America what is due to it.
“The idea is to use a pickup truck as a mowing machine, not to mow grass but mow down the enemies of Allah. You would need a 4WD pickup truck. The stronger the better. You would then need to weld on steel blades on the front end of the truck. ……
“Pick your location and timing carefully. Go for the most crow[d]ed locations. Narrower spots are also better because it gives less chance for the people to run away. Avoid locations where other vehicles may intercept you.
“To achieve maximum carnage, you need to pick up as much speed as you can while still retaining good control of your vehicle in order to maximize your inertia and be able to strike as many people as possible in your first run. Keep in mind that as soon as people realize what you are up to, they would scatter and run in every direction looking for cover.
…. The ideal location is a place where there are a maximum number of pedestrians and the least number of vehicles. In fact if you can get through to ‘pedestrian only’ locations that exist in some downtown (city center) areas, that would be fabulous.
…. If you have access to firearms, carry them with you so that you may use them to finish off your work if your vehicle gets grounded during the attack.
This is done in the name of a religion. Publishing articles telling how to kill the maximum number of innocent people shows the evil mind of these terrorist groups. Just when we think they have used every method possible for their evil work, they come up with another way to kill. There are still between 13 and 35 bodies that are yet to be identified because they were so mutilated.
Many are saying this was not an Islamic terrorist attack because he was not affiliated with any group. The terrorist did have a very troubled life with domestic violence and attacking the neighbors. He had fits of anger, he was sexually promiscuous, and had issues with adapting in France. The bottom line is that, according to his own words, he was inspired by ISIS, he grew a beard to resemble a jihadi, and by shouting Allahu Akbar he was committing an act of jihad.
He followed the instructions of the article above to a “T.” It was Bastille Day, there were large crowd on very narrow roads so people could not escape, he ran at a high rate of speed, etc.
Some are saying that some of those killed were Muslims so it can’t be Islamic. Remember, Islam is very strong on the sovereignty of Allah. They believe that if some Muslims were killed, it must have been Allah’s will that they died. Muslims believe that if other Muslims are killed by one committing jihad, that Allah has chosen them for the honor of being a martyr also. They get to participate in the same rewards as the jihadist.
We need to remember that in Islam the only guarantee of salvation is dying as a martyr on the behalf of Allah. This requires waring against non-Muslims. Any Muslims that are collateral damage are seen as participating in the blessing of martyrdom. This destroys the narrative given by many that, because they killed Muslim, it cannot be Islamic terrorism. There were Muslims killed on 9/11, but it was still an act of Islamic terrorism.
We also need to look at how the French government is handling this. It is appalling to hear what the French Prime Minister (not the President) had to say.
“France has to learn how to live with terrorism.“
He is telling the French people that they just need to get used to this because it is the new normal. We should expect that people are going to be killed in our country by Muslims and we just need to get used to it.
It is totally irresponsible for anyone to say something like this. It is especially bad when it is a high government official who says it. When President Francois Hollande went to Nice, he was booed for this.
This may be leading up to a potential civil war in France. If the people of France feel that, not only is their government not going to protect them, it wants them to get used to this type of carnage, something will happen. People can only take so much.
Throughout Europe there are groups that are standing up against this. In Great Britain there is the Britain First group. There are secularist groups in France that are going to fight back. Many are expecting to see battles in the streets. How long do you think people are going to put up with this kind of thing?
In Israel they are used to seeing terrorist attacks. Can you imagine if the Israeli government said that, instead of our doing everything we can to eradicate this, you will just have to get used to it. This idea of getting used to terrorism is outrageous. The Prime Minister of France should step down, and he should apologize to the French people.
The driver in the attack in Nice was a home-grown terrorist unlike the terrorist in Germany, who was an immigrant.
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Islam Rising: Germany
The attack on the train in Germany was at the hands of a young immigrant, Muhammad Riyad. He sought asylum from Afghanistan, was welcomed into Germany, and put up with a foster family.
There is a video showing Riyad holding the knife he was planing to use to attack people on a train in Germany. The video is in Arabic (I think), but the translation is given below.
As he attacked the people, guess what he was shouting. Allahu Akbar. I am tired of hearing apologists for Islam telling us that Allahu Akbar simply means God is great. It really means Allah is the greatest, Allah is the highest. It is a call of supremacy. When they shout this, they are saying that Allah is victorious over the enemies of Allah.
This is why we have stood so strongly against Christians who say that Muslims who have converted to Christianity to continue using Allah to describe the God of the Bible. It is foolish to use the same term for the God of the Bible and the demonic Allah of Islam.
Is there a reason for all of these terrorist crying Allahu Akbar? They are expressing who is responsible for all of this type of activity. Allah is behind these attacks. We see from this that it is common to all sects within Islam, except those who are Muslim in name only.
Remember, this young man was a refugee, welcomed in to Germany out of the charity of German hearts. ISIS has promised to use the refugee program to bring their soldiers into the West. This is just one example of their doing so. In spite of this, the left wants more of these refugees in America.
It is surprising that people are saying they don’t know the motivation for this attack. There is a video where Riyad clearly spells out his motivation. He said, on the video, “I am a soldier of the Islamic caliphate. He said he was going to conduct an attack in Germany to stop the non-Muslims from coming into our homelands. He talks about infidel countries. He said “insha’Allah” more than 20 times in the video, which means “If Allah is willing.”
This idea that they don’t know the motivation of these attacks is asinine. Just like the killer in Florida called 911 and told them why he was doing what he did, this terrorist left us a video. Who knows better why someone does something than the person, himself? If they tell us it is in the name of Allah, it is in the name of Allah. How can these people say they don’t know the motivation when they are told by the one who is motivated exactly what motivated him.
The one who killed the police in Dallas said that he wanted to kill white people, especially cops, and there are still those who say we don’t know his motivation. He pledged his allegiance to the Black Lives Matter movement, and people are still saying they don’t know why he did what he did. How long will we put up with this kind of (ill)reasoning?
I really don’t understand those who say they want to keep bringing in these refugees. How many more of this type of attack is it going to take? How many more Americans must die?
There is a point where the people will not put up with it any more. The major reason England left the EU over the issue of immigration. They had no control over who came into their country. Fortunately some people are waking up to what is happening.
I thought there was hope when, in 2010, Angela Merkel said the multiculturalism had utterly failed in Europe. She said that those coming from Turkey and other Muslim nations are those who are finding it hardest to assimilate into Europe. Who comes from these places? Muslims! David Cameron came out and said essentially he same thing.
Merkel declared that multiculturalism had failed, and she is bringing more Muslims into her country. How stupid is this?
Sarkosy had the right action, he began banning some things. There were enough Muslims in France to vote Sarkosy out of office. They voted in Francois Hollande, and he is now being booed by the French people because he is trying to support the Muslims. This is, by the way, what he promised to do before he was elected.
Islam Rising: Turkey
Turkey is the gateway for Muslims and Islam into the West. Turkey is a member of NATO and a provisional member of the EU. Turkey is holding almost a million Syrian refugees, which it has been threatening to push into Europe it doesn’t give in to their demands.
We have now had this failed coup in Turkey. There are some things about this coup that don’t add up. We have come across at least four articles that are, to say the least, interesting. One of them is from The Guardian, which is a credible source. They said that the whole coup might have been staged. Erdogan may have been behind this to make it look like his enemies were trying to take over the government.
What benefit is there for Erdogan if this was staged? It gives him the power to do away with his political rivals. It also caused some of his enemies, that he was unaware of, to be exposed.
Erdogan is pointing the finger at Fethullah Gülen, a Muslim cleric in the US. It was this accusation that got us to thinking. It didn’t make sense because Gülen is Islamic. Erdogan is also Islamic, and is making Turkey more Islamic.
The first report was that this was a secular coup like what we saw in Egypt. There is no doubt that Turkey has been becoming more Islamic, not by revolution, but by electing Islamists like Erdogan. Another thing that makes this look suspicious is that Erdogan and many other leaders in Turkey are disciples of Gülen.
Based upon this evidence, it is our opinion that it is likely this was a staged coup by Erdogan to out those who were still in the Turkish government. It would expose those who opposed the move toward more fundamental Islam. Turkey has been a secular state for many years. As a result, there are many in the military, the government, the education system, etc. who don’t want to go down the road of Islamisation of the government.
As a result of this failed coup thousands have been arrested. They have fired thousands of police officers, teachers, and government workers. They have jailed hundreds. There have been more than 290 people killed as a result of this coup.
The idea of Fethullah Gülen being involved does not make sense at all. The idea of Erdogan being behind this to expedite the creation of an Islamic government makes good sense. He can now exercise his power to advance his cause.
What makes this so important is that, as I said earlier, Turkey is the gateway to the West from the Middle East. It is also troubling because we know that ISIS is infiltrating the refugee population that is coming into the West.
If this was a real coup, the tragedy is that it failed. Those who would have supported the coup would have been for a more moderate form of Islam in the country.
Turkey is an ally of America, we have troops there. Erdogan is now restricting the movement of our troops. They are being restricted to their base until America releases Fethullah Gülen to the Turkish authorities.
I don’t usually have a lot of praise for our current Secretary of State, but this time John Kerry is doing something right. He is demanding credible evidence that Gülen was involved in this coup before we give him to Turkey.
If they are holding our military hostage, it is a declaration of war. We must take this seriously.
If this was a real coup, Obama is on the wrong side of things again. He supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which was trying to set up an Islamic government there. This time he is behind Erdogan, who is trying to do the same thing in Turkey. It makes you wonder what Obama’s goals are.
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Coup in America
If this was a staged coup by someone who wants to gain more power and do away with his political enemies, it makes me ask what if Obama tried to do this in America? It does seem like he is trying to push the conservatives to a fight so he could declare martial law. He hasn’t been able to get the conservatives into the streets to fight, so what if he were to stage a coup?
The precept of martial law is that ordinary law is suspended, including all of our constitutional rights. If you watch what Erdogan has done with the massive arrests and firings, and the closing of all the courts, you see what martial law is all about. There is no due process, no protections for the accused. If this is what Erdogan is doing, it is a brilliant strategy that I didn’t see coming.
If, hypothetically, Obama was to stage a coup, it would give him unlimited power. Every person deemed to be a dissident, every person on the domestic terror list, which usually right-wing groups, people like us, militias, etc. would be in danger. They could confiscate guns. They could use it to envoke national security powers.
This is not far fetched. After the shootings of the police officers in Baton Rouge, Cleavland tried to establish a zone around the stadium where the Republican Convention was held, where they could suspend the open carry law. Governor Kasich said that he couldn’t do that because it is a law, yet they were pushing for it.
Whether we agree with this or not, look at the justification. It would say that if there is an emergency they have the power to suspend the laws for a period of time. Imagine if the emergency was an attempted coup. They could round people up and put them in jail with no due process. Who knows what could happen.
The left keeps trying to incite the “right-wing” constitionalists to violence. There is a sheriff in Washington State who is deeming constitionalists a s threat. Imagine, those who stand for our constitution are being deemed a threat!
You need to understand that we are talking hypothetical and we are not accusing anyone of planing to do this kind of thing. We are just asking what would it be like if someone did.
The Refugee Situation In America
I want to look at the states where the most refugees are being placed. There is a report showing where they are being settled. The numbers are from the State Department. We know that Obama has set a deadline of September 30th to fulfill his promise of 10,000 refuges. However, the number of refugees received are exceeding that number.
According to this article, just since July 1st, more than 1,000 have arrived in the US. Since October of last year 6,227 have arrived. These numbers are only talking about Syrian refugees. They do not include Iraqis, Somalis, etc. There are more than 1,500 from Afghanistan.
The number one outrage is that we are seeing a Christian genocide in the Middle East, yet, of the 6,227 that have arrived since October, only 23 have been identified as Christians. That is not even 1% of the total. Ten are Yazidi, who are being raped and tortured by the Islamists. This means that 98%, 6,194, are Sunni Muslims. Remember, ISIS is a Sunni Muslim group.
Because of the difficulties involved, it originally took 18 to 24 months to screen Muslim refugees coming into America. The process has now been reduced to under 3 months. How can we properly screen these people in such a short time when our national security agencies tells us that we have no date for the screening process.
Here is a chart that shows where they are going.
A question we must ask is, where is the outrage from the supposedly Christian groups that are resettling the refugees? Why aren’t they complaining about the fact that there are only 23 Christian refugees? Could it be that the money they are receiving from the federal government is more important than the fate of Christians in the Middle East?
We have seen a 5 year old girl in Twin Falls, ID raped by Muslim refugee boys. We have seen a 13 year old girl in Massachusetts groped at a public pool by a 23 year old Syrian refugee who had only been in the country for a couple of months. When are we going to see outrage for the lives that are being affected in our nation and stop having this false compassion? The system is utterly broken.
Most of the communities where these refugees are being place have no knowledge that they are coming. They don’t know how many or when they are coming. The costs and impact upon the communities are not known.
It is not that we don’t have compassion for refugees. It is that the United Nations decides who we get. All of the Christians are being stuck over in Jordan, which is a Muslim nation. Why not send the Christian refugees here, and keep the Muslim refugees in Muslim countries? They are trying to redesign our culture into something else.
We must demand high standards of security for those we let come into our country. Trump has received a lot of support from Americans because he makes sense on this issue. We need to have a moratorium on Muslim refugees and immigrants coming into this country until we can properly screen them. The terrorist attacks are coming from the ideology of Islam, and until we know those coming in mean us no harm, we must keep them out.
Islam has a doctrine on taking over communities. Even though they may not be killing us, they are taking over communities by the ballot box. You see this in places like Dearborn, MI. They are setting up enclaves here in the US.
It is time for us to wake up and do something about it. Crying will get us nowhere, action will.
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