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Interfaith Christmas Prayer 2015

Interfaith Christmas Prayer 2015
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The Grotto in Bethlehem, Palestine

Birthplace of Christ

Let us pray – Father we come to you this night in fellowship and love. To sing praises on high to your glory and grace. We bring our love to You as Your dutiful servants in unity and purpose under Your watchful eyes. Bless us Father with your divine Grace and love and bring us relief from the pain of intolerance and hatred we face in this world today.

Father we ask for forgiveness of our transgressions and pray for our salvation from a world full of hate and disparity. Fill us with divine love and tolerance for those who deny You. Bless us with peace and prosperity throughout the world and lighten our burden of despair. For it is within Your divine light we seek our destiny and it is our purpose to fulfill Your desires for all of humanity.

Help us achieve our goals of righteousness Father by guiding us through the Holy Spirit in our prayers, and allow us freedom to pray and serve You the best we can wherever we may be. Cast down those who offend you and remove the blockade to our salvation and houses of worship by those that deny You.

Father we are under siege, our foundation is crumbling before your feet. Heresy has replaced love, violence has beset tolerance and hatred reigns over the place of Your Son’s birthplace. We ask for intervention and relief from those who block the pathways to You in so many ways with their sloth and greed. We pray for their salvation and may You judge them accordingly.

Father we ask You to protect the children who fight and die in the streets of Jerusalem, who stand before Satan and repel the heresy with nothing more then stones and courage. Bless them with peace so they may grow and serve you righteously as they do everyday of their young lives. Fill them with courage and hope, love and compassion and bless them with eternal life for their service to You.

We love you Lord, through Your divine grace we beg forgiveness and lack of stewardship of Your creation. We ask You to guide the corrupters of this Earth who desecrate our skies and firmaments with poisons who seek earthly treasures. Bring to them the light of salvation and correct the error of their ways of greed. Bless us with hope that we may right the wrongs done to our home and guide us in stewardship of the beasts and fauna of Your grand design.

Father we ask You to help us prevent war with understanding and fellowship. To fill our hearts with compassion and charity to those less fortunate. Help us fulfill the needs of the homeless and oppressed, who flee from the tyranny of wars throughout the lands. Cast down Your judgement to the defilers of faith, who corrupt Your commandments with impunity. Condemn them to the depths of Hell for their heretic ways and protect those they wish to conquer with the shield of your armor and the dual edged sword of Michael.

On this day of celebration we are under siege, denied our homeland by the heathens who deny Your Son Jesus, denied of piety and modesty through government heretics who attempt to dilute our faithful ways. Cast a shadow over their domains Lord and deny them peace of mind until they change their ways. Bring to them joyless life, deny them earthly riches and subject them to the same suffering as those they oppress and deny.

Bless our unity Father, bless our brothers and sisters of faith with Your never ending love and fill their lives with prosperity and peace. We love You Lord, we are thankful for the chance to serve you in our humble ways. We ask for peace for all of mankind and we ask for the salvation of our planet from the pestilence of ignorance and suffering it endures. Of this we pray .. amen.

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Al Aqsa- Dome Of The Rock

 

Under Siege -The New Faith Of Hate

Under Siege -The New Faith Of Hate

After a long week of incredible personal attacks and even death threats, I thought it time to speak out against the rhetoric of hate and ignorance, enjoined by many so-called Christians who have lost everything Christ stood for. Brotherhood of mankind under the watchful eyes of God.

The education of these so-called Christians, led by preachers who sell God for profit and personal wealth, is abominable. At every junction I see nothing but hateful vitriol spewing from the fountain of ignorance. Is this what Christ is about? Of course not. His ministry was far more than exposing the corruption of the Temple, chastisement of sins and evil ways. It was love, compassion, tolerance and charity. It was education of humanity and stewardship of self and this earth we call home. It was the joy of giving to others less fortunate, to heal those of sickness and despair, acceptance of those unfamiliar with the ways of faith. It was forgiveness of the lost and the vision of eternal life. The greatest man who ever walked the face of the earth is under siege. A sin before the very eyes of His Father. Of this I pray for forgiveness for those who have plagued His thoughts, deeds and words. I pray for their salvation and pray for their enlightenment.

It is not just the Christians who have lost their way from deceit spewed from the mouths of their leaders, but also the Muslim brothers and sisters of faith, who are defiled in thought by renegade clerics in madrassahs throughout the world. Clerics who vent hatred for agenda driven causes of control and power. This is not what Mohammad(pbuh) had visioned, this is not what being a Muslim is about, and it is not acceptable in the teachings of Allah(swt) to pervert His commandments given through the Quran and Hadiths. It is nothing less than hijacking the faith for agenda.

The age of tribalism is over. This is the 21st century, yet 2000 years after Christ died on the cross it still exists throughout this world. Does any faith leader or follower seriously think God is pleased? That His only begotten son Christ died for our sins, yet we still sin against Him? Where is the logic? Where is the purpose of faith? Where is the humanity we all were taught by His sacrifice? Lost. Lost in the deserts, lost in the mountains and lost in our minds. We have failed God miserably in ways unimaginable in the very foundation and roots of our faith.

Holy Land Under Siege

Holy Land Under Siege

In the Holy Land we see a new form of hatred and division of Abraham’s children. The Zionist infestation of folks who do not have faith of any sort in mind, and desecrate the land that Jesus walked on by their very presence in it. Fueled by false ideologies and greed, pushing a historical agenda no scholar of history supports in the hopes of conquering a land they have no right to be in. As I have written before, Palestine is, and has been, the rightful owners of the land these people claim is theirs. Under the odorous lie that there never has been a Palestinian State. Except there has been for over 4,000 years, and these are the people who worked and lived on this land, long before the Hebrew tribes left Egypt. It has been named and renamed by foreign invaders for millennia, but the fact remains, Palestinians are the indigenous people. Science supports this, not prefabricated falsehoods. Yet it remains to be the talking point for foreign invaders claiming ownership. The history of the region has never been more examined then that of the Holy Land by those that seek truth in the foundations of faith. Deceit of history cannot be accepted as a viable reason for invasion and subsequent murder of a peaceful, loving people. It is nothing more than colonialism, in an age that should not accept it. It is an abomination to God and to the father of the Abrahamic faiths. It is also a situation that fuels racist hate throughout the world that leads to extremism.

ISIS In Syria

ISIS In Syria

Unless you have been living in a cave you have become aware of a new sect of lunacy being called “The Islamic State” . Rampant thuggery, despotism, murder and high crimes against God is their agenda. These people are not Islamic. They are not Christian and most certainly not Hebrew. They are nothing more than left over trash from countless conflicts around the world with nothing better to do then rape and pillage, much like the Huns from ancient history. Everything these thugs do is contrary to the teachings of faith, yet are glorified by cheerleader photographs in the main stream press. Why this happens is obviously agenda driven. It sells commercials and ad space. It also underpins the foundation of religion. Not just Islam either as the rhetoric of support fuels their very existence as legitimate. It is not. No leading cleric supports their claim including the most radical held in prisons with ties to Al Quida.  They are nothing but lies and deceptors of truth, a plague upon the lands of history. They must be stopped and destroyed, not idolized by the youth of the world that fuels their ranks of death merchants. Governments that protract war around the globe are the reason they exist at all. They have become the useful idiots to drive a wedge between the true believers and fuel unconscionable hate for the agenda of greed. Again an abomination to God by the faithless. It fuels despotism to the highest level of Governments, as we currently bear witness to in Turkey, and it continues to accelerate the demoralization of humanity.

Make no mistake. Religion is under siege. From without and within, religion is being supplanted with hate and despair. Does anyone thing 5 billion Christians and Muslims will succumb to the onslaught and not react violently? Read a book. History shows the answer to that one. No, we will not. We see it in Palestine. We see what it means when a loving people are suppressed and ruled over by despotism. They react and they are reacting violently because they have no other course. Their legal avenues are blocked at every turn by the very people who oppress. Only a fool would not think this reaction would not come, nor is warranted. Unless Israel comes to its senses and begins to live in peace and justice of equality it will get worse. The religious world will not stand for its foundation in Jerusalem to become a 21st century metropolis of corruption. Not for very long. History will repeat, but not on horseback with spears, with rockets and bombs.

Where does this siege come from? What is its purpose? Why did it start? These questions are the questions we should be asking each other. These are the questions most important to peace. These are the questions humanity as a unit must resolve and put behind in order to achieve its higher destiny as God commanded us to do. Go forth and be fruitful does not mean plant fruit trees and watch them grow. If we are to succeed we must be equal. We must embrace each other as equals. One not superior to the other. When we speak, we should be wise in our thoughts, with truth and conviction. Teach to enlighten, but do so with ears open. Be wary of your audience. Cultural interpretations are important in discussions, history, words chosen all carry meaning in enlightenment. Superiority does not.

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Palestine 1885

 

Today we are faced with yet another war over land in Palestine. A war of hate and greed and nothing to do with religion. A people oppressed and a people of colony. There is no rhyme or reason to this aggression in the Holy Land, there is no such thing as the right to return for any particular singular entity. None. Religiously what Israel is currently doing is what had them driven from the Holy Land at the time of Solomon. Heresy. Disobedience to the will of God. No right to return until the Messiah brings them back. That hasn’t happened, and when it does, who is to say it will be the Holy Land. Perhaps it will be someplace else to rebuild brotherhood and righteousness. Who knows but God what will take place. Arrogance has no place in Gods realm.

Jerusalem, the Holy City, is also under siege. A declared by International Law “Open City” under the law for all to enjoy and  participate in religious conclave and celebration. Unfortunately it too has been invaded and oppressed, by an agenda driven cult of non-indigenous people.

Democratic Oppression

Democratic Oppression

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Zionists Attack Jews

 

It is not enough to point out the obvious, the faiths of Abraham have been corrupted through perversion and agenda driven greed. As such it is turning brother against bother, faith against faith, country against country. It must stop before the world is inflamed in another global war with dire consequences for all of humanity. This won’t happen until we solve the root of this plague that has fallen upon this earth.

The issue of world peace is complex in so many ways. If one was to look through a single eye the consensus of opinion would be this is going on because of this or that. If we look thorough both eyes and at the big picture we can see an entirely different reason. A much bigger reason than most who are not trained observers would miss. I call it global tribalism. Tribes throughout the globe, lead by people with agendas of one form or another, that protract misery on others to achieve some purposeful end goal. This goal can have many facets to it that require manipulation, capitulation and or outright war for gain.

If you control the media, you control the dialog. If you control the sustenance of the population, you control the population. If you cannot do either of that you go to war. This end result is what we see in the pockets of hell spread through the Middle East theater. The players involved in this drama are actors with a script based on agenda. In the Middle East theater this is about oil and natural gas. In Israel the conflict with Palestine is the perfect example of how a cult corrupts a faith to achieve a desired result based on scripted agenda.

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Dome Of The Rock – Al Aqsa Mosque

The Red Line

Al Aqsa is the hot spot of Israel. It is this way because of a culture driven by greed, not religion. which it is using to hide the intent of purpose. Israel controls the media and education of its people, so that the masses do not get, nor are correctly informed, of the truth. Al Aqsa is not the site of the old temples, it couldn’t be as it still stands when the rest of Jerusalem was destroyed and completely overturned to rubble. This was commanded by the Romans to insure all gold that had been melted and poured into the foundation cracks of buildings, to hide it from the pillagers would be found. But only Jerusalem was touched. No structures outside of the city were to be touched or torched as commanded by Rome. Al Aqsa stands because it was not in Jerusalem, in fact it was the garrison of a Roman Legion during Roman rule. The same garrison that was involved with the siege of Masada chronicled by Flavius Josephus between 73-74 CE. Same time frame that the Temple was destroyed in Jerusalem. The other prominent truth is the eye-witness accounts of the perpetual stream inside the Temple for the anointment of Priests. One eyewitness was King Malik I, Solomon’s son and King of the Ethiopian Empire. There is only one stream in Jerusalem and it is the same site where the Ark Of The Covenant resided, stored inside of a tent under guard for 10 years, while the Temple was being built. There is no stream, nor has there ever been a stream at Al Aqsa. So then why does this lie exist at all? Why is this particular site so important to anyone besides Christians and Muslims? Christians and Muslims both believe in the Prophet Christ (PBUH) and hold great reverence to His birthplace, the place of His death and burial, as well as the Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Ascension from Al Aqsa. The Red Lines for these two faiths of Abraham are drawn in blood around Al Aqsa. Together, Muslims and Christians fought side by side throughout history in repelling foreign invaders in Jerusalem. At the time when Jerusalem was ruled by a French King, there were only about 200 Jews living in their conclave in the old city during the 11th century. They did not stand against El Salahadin’s armies, they were not on the walls of Jerusalem. Only the Christian Knights and Palestinian farmers and laborers stood the vanguard. Their bravery that day saved Jerusalem from destruction as it fully impressed Salahadin to the point he allowed all to leave or stay in peace, as he knew these men were warriors, protecting the houses of God in Jerusalem to their death. A brotherhood born under siege can never be broken, nor ever be forgotten.

If one was to remove the excuse of Al Aqsa, and it is plainly an excuse, what then is the cause of this conflict? Greed and agenda driven purpose. They vilify the oppressed indigenous people for fighting back with words like terrorist, radical, extremists and so forth, to further augment their deception to the masses, the main stream media supports the dialog because it is controlled by the Zionist culture that permeates every facet of human existence. One can not steal another’s land resources without making up a plausible lie to support the inhumanity. The West Bank is an oil depository, offshore Gaza is a massive natural gas reserve worth billions. Need motive? There’s the motive, there’s the lie exposed that pulls the curtain away from the deceit of Israel, and unfortunately, is supported by the greater power, USA, due to its Zionist infestation by government policy makers, that fund these candidates into office.

Palestinian/Christian army stands against the Ottoman Empire

Palestinian/Christian army stands against the Ottoman Empire

In Syria what we see here is more of the same with a larger selection of actors and agenda seekers. What started out as a civil rebellion against a despot leader with nothing more than pop guns and sneakers for combat gear, some brave young men went about the business of freeing up the people’s rights to live in a country less oppressed. Unfortunately this created a situation where rebel factions supported by Zionist controlled entities emerged in the name of Islamic State. Chaos is generated and actors with petroleum on their minds began the game of brinkmanship while the people suffer under horrible conditions to the point they must flee for safety. Make no mistake, this is not a religious war to form a new Caliphate. This is nothing more than a war of greed and corruption, the trademark of Zionism and the corrupters of Islam led by a maniac with an agenda and quite clearly a shady past tied back to Israel. The complications of the political nightmare doesn’t stop with the removal of Assad, it goes much higher to the complications of Russian/American brinkmanship that dates back to WW2. Syria is a side note just like Chechnya and the Ukraine was in this chess match that no one will ever win.

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In Yemen, another rebellion takes place by a people who want equal representation in its government. Steps were taken, promises made, nothing gets resolved. The conflict then became more tribal in nature when neighboring states supported whatever faction of the day fit their agenda. This will end soon as no one wants a protracted war in this particular theater due to the proximity of the straight and what that means to the global community. That is the US Red Line and it will be protected with extreme force if necessary. Again this is not so much a religious war but a centuries old tribal conflict that is taken very seriously in Islam of the Middle East. A conflict that is political in nature and falls in parallel to the Christian faiths as in who should lead the church. This from a religious point of view is most absurd because God/Allah(swt) leads the church, WE are His SERVANTS, NOT HIS BOSSES, CLERICS .. figure it out before He figures it out for you in a way you won’t be pleased with.

Hamas in Gaza -Freedom fighters are not terrorists.

Hamas in Gaza – Freedom fighters are not terrorists.

We should not put all of the blame on Israel in this conflict either. One of the biggest issues Palestine faces is it’s divided government between Hamas and the PLO. Symbiotic in nature but is chaos in form. Hamas governs the Gaza Strip with an iron hand, Abbas and company the West Bank equally so. Israel smiles at this division in unity of government and plays the role of agitator in both cases.  It plays well with the dialog of Palestine not being a real state as there is no centralized government or singular voice that represents all of the Palestinian people. This is problematic to the world and needs to be resolved through free elections and unity of purpose. Just as soon as the elephant in the room (Israel) gets out of the people’s way the situation will be resolved peacefully as Palestinians overwhelmingly desire it to be so. Remove the agitator and peace becomes the reality.

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As this document shows Palestine was a  state with a central government in 1912. Years before Israel became one. Their lies are  folly when so easily debunked.

Make no mistake about Palestine, like every other state on this planet it has folks in power with agenda specific purpose. Some of it good, some of it self-centered. This is to be expected anytime you have humans seeking power over the people. It is the nature of the beast. We must pray, but do diligence of thought of the beast we elect to lead us. We must achieve the ultimate expectation of freedom for all of the people in Gaza and the West Bank, bring the millions back to the homes they were expelled from with impudence driven madness fueled by world Zionism. This is a truth the world must face, come to grips with, deal with, in a justifiable manner, with a concrete resolution for the Palestinian people. The current state of affairs is totally unacceptable to rational minds throughout the world and could very well trigger a catastrophic war in the Holy Land not seen since the Crusades. But this time it would not be just an Islamic revolution, but more of a unified Christian/Muslim crusade as Zionism is the common enemy. It’s place is not in the Holy Land, it’s place is in Hell.

Now we move on to the bigger players in the theater of drama of the Middle East with Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The level of complexity in understanding the inter-relationship between these governments beguile those without a solid historical foundation of the Middle East. Even to those of us that do are often mystified over certain issues with no basis other than what we call “an Arab thing” .. this is equivalent to the Western culture euphemism “doing your own thing”. Unfortunately we see the Arab League doing just that as the Arabian peninsula goes up in flames. The Arab League should be the UN of the Middle East and solve the regional issues. Not the West. Complacency in these times is arrogance, not strength. Through this posture, avenues of extremism evolve against Arab countries. Much more can be accomplished then having tea in Doha with the oil barons bragging about their new acquisitions. Much much more is at stake. Ignorance and weakness fuel despair.

The biggest crime of the century was the invasion of Iraq. Western involvement in the affairs of the Middle East have been nothing short of a dismal failure. Western democracy can not work in the Middle East. It is culturally abhorrent to the people and it’s leadership. It is not the Arab way, it is the western way. This issue alone fuels the zealots and radicalized peaceful people more than the agenda driven cave dwellers spouting hatred in the name of God. The west needs to extract itself with all due haste and let the people’s right to self-determination become the sole issue the Middle east should face. By supporting puppet regimes the West interferes with the very fundamental right of a democratic society, it’s foundation of self-determination without interference or influence. Hypocrisy of Democratic nations becomes painfully obvious to all.

Stepping back now we look more closely at the overall picture of world fires and the pattern becomes clear. At every turn we see the Zionist hand at play, we see war chests fueled by specific targeted industries, we see corruption of law at all levels, in all nations. We see mass movements of humanity escaping conflict areas and most importantly we see the incredible and undeniable truth of world lethargy fueled by the continual bombardment of specific agenda driven programs designed to sedate and blind the opposition to its corruptness. This becomes the breeding ground for radicalism and that has taken on many forms. It will also be the downfall of all of humanity.

Murdered for being Palestinian

Murdered for being Palestinian

 

 Complicit governments abound to support murder and genocide in Israel.

This poor woman was murdered recently in Israel while driving her car in Jerusalem.Ten armed thugs opened up on her with automatic rifles. They claim she had a knife that they could not possibly see in her car. Found after they killed her. This is outright murder and no one has yet been brought to justice for it. The woman is a 71-year-old grandmother, a non threat to anyone except a wayward grandchild. I asked all current US presidential candidates what they thought of this event the day it happened on Social Media. I have yet to receive a response. Because there couldn’t be one other than outright disgust which they cannot publicly display due to harming their backers image. I asked the President directly how I would be able to explain to these children why their Grandmother was killed and couldn’t be with them for Thanksgiving. I received no answer, nor did I expect one, as I knew there are no words to explain to these children a death that should not have happened. When a country is led by people who fund their campaign they serve two task masters. A situation totally unacceptable to being a patriot of that country they supposedly led.

Ignorance and hysteria control the minds of lawmakers throughout the world.

Malala Yousafzai speaks during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize 2014, is awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two-years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls have the right to an education. Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Malala Yousafzai speaks during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize 2014, is awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two-years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls have the right to an education. Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Everyday I am encountered with hatred by supposedly God-loving people. The same people who scream out from the rooftops to kill all Muslims. Everyday I see the ridiculous knee jerk reactions to the lone wolf attacks being hailed by the media as an Islamic uprising, a revolution, a holy war against the world .. and people are buying into it like Pavlov’s dogs. Countries like France banning the hijab to prevent what? Hair terrorism? It’s ridiculous and certainly mentally immature to think this woman is a threat to society because she wears one. You don’t get a Nobel Prize for Peace by being a radical terrorist

Racist hatred of Christians and Muslims who are not white permeates our faiths.

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In the Christian world we are witnessing a new breed of cat we call the Zio-Christians .. a group that supports Zionist terror with unquestioning loyalty that is equivalent to the radical followers of the cave dwellers in Tora Bora. Same perverted view of God and the Prophets. Same vengeful, hateful rhetoric, spews from mouths a gap in rhetorical anger. Not one bit Christian, not one bit followers of Christ. Christ had no hatred, walk His path or be known the fool. This man is your brother, not your enemy. To hate him for being brown and Arab is to hate Christ Himself. For that you doom yourself to Hell.

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Syrian Christians at Mass singing praises to God the most high while endlessly enduring the bombing by other countries with surreptitious results.

Brothers in arms know no fear.

Brothers in arms know no fear.

During the Egyptian revolution church unity became important to the faithful. This is what God intended for all of us to be. To protect and preserve our faith and one another in times of crisis. We are at a crisis point in the history of our faiths, a point that we can retreat from with deep thought and intellect. A point if crossed drives us into the abyss of a meaningless existence, and the abject destitution of our soul. A step off the cliff of oblivion, is the step that enters you into Hell. We should consider that the end of our humanity is very near.

 Governments around the world need to really take pause and examine what they do in greater detail and depth. Colonialism is a thing of the past and has no reason to be present in the 21st century. The meddling and failed attempts of regime changes throughout the Middle East and Eastern bloc Europe has beget nothing more than ISIS mercenaries hiring out their souls to the highest bidder. Countries fermenting hate turn out terrorists like renegade mating rabbits. We are the breeders of hatred and terror through protracted wars and influences. Goals of cheap oil and gas influence drive inhuman decisions, while thoughts of God and the Prophets lay in ruin at their feet. This is unacceptable in the modern age. This is unacceptable to God and most assuredly unacceptable to minds matured beyond greed, avarice, sloth and conquest. Minds that plan futures, that live in peace with their neighbors and go forth being fruitful in the ways taught to us by those that came before. Man will not achieve greatness through constant war. Only in peace will man fulfill its destiny. Only then will we finally learn our true reason for being alive at all.

In Islam we say before we begin anything of worth “Bismillah arRahman arRahim” it means “In the name of Allah, most Gracious most Merciful” to remind us that we are His servants and all that we do belongs to Him, and through His Grace, we will complete our quest righteously. It moves us to do good works, not evil, and it instills in us in every way, to follow in the footsteps of the Holy Men and advance our status in God’s eyes by doing so. When we finish our work and look to the sky we utter “Alhamdulillah” and thank God for giving us the ability to fulfill our duty. This is what being a Muslim means, not waving black flags with fancy calligraphy to impress the news media with your perverted view on being a Muslim. Not killing innocents with impudence and not being arrogant in your ways.

Christians and Jews have much to learn in being a true servant to God. We must look to our brothers and sisters of faith who remind us what it means to truly be a faithful servant. Ask yourself when was the last time you thanked God for anything? I will wager it is only after a catastrophic event in your life and then you continued on ignoring Him until the next calamity strikes. This is wrong. This is not being true to your faith, nor is showing up to church once a week to ask for forgiveness of the mess in your life you made the other 6 days. This is lazy. This is not fellowship in Christ nor brotherhood in unity of purpose. Muslim communities are tight-knit family oriented people. Peaceful and loving and charitable to those less fortunate. There is so much humanity in Islam it is difficult to find fault with this approach to serving God.

Interfaith studies have opened up new pathways to me in understanding faith and the cultures within them, to better serve God, in ways I thought unimaginable when I began my ministry. It taught me tolerance, understanding, devotion, brotherhood, and the joy of embracing cultures never before exposed to in ways I thought not possible. The history of our faiths, the cultural interchange of ideas and word of mouth stories handed down through the millennia in many forms, all paints a picture of religion that is absolutely fascinating. A joy not many ever get a chance to feel because they are locked up in a box of intolerance and hatred.

I am a Christian in every sense of the word. I live the life of Christ and I walk in His footsteps with humility and humbleness. I was rich once of earthly treasure and realized one day all that I had been was an empty vessel with expensive glitter on the outside. Even though I did good works with what I had, I was not fulfilled. Once I unburdened myself and changed my ways from arrogance to humbleness I began to fill that empty vessel with the joy of life itself. To be open to others thoughts and visions, to embrace life in brotherhood and love is to accept Christ into your life. Muslims, Jews are my brothers and sisters in faith and in peace. It is time for the rest of the world to put down the mantel of intolerance and hatred and to begin again by saying Bismillah arRahman arRahim and do life the right way, in God’s way, in the ways of the Prophets and the Holy Men. Without arrogance, without any agenda other than to serve God and humanity righteously. Of this I pray. Amen.

Jazak Allah Khairan,

God bless and may the peace and goodwill of God find its way to your doorstep,

Muharib Razz, Interfaith Pastor

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 One day you will be free.

Dedicated to the children of Palestine

Dedicated to the children of Palestine

 

The International Criminal Court – Fact of Fiction

The International Criminal Court – Fact of Fiction

Currently, Palestine has before the International Criminal Court, a complaint filed on behalf of the Palestinian people, against the State of Israel for war crimes committed during last years war on the people of Gaza. Having been an eye-witness to this war remotely through distributed real-time streaming video cameras throughout the conflict zone I strongly feel it is justified.

The question here is not about Palestine, or Israel, or the definition of war crimes, it goes more to the credibility of the International Court, to bring about meaningful justice to those found guilty. Israel is not a member of the ICC, nor is the United States, who by all rights and purposes, is as well complicit in these crimes, as they willfully supported the war with weapons, support and financial aid. Other nations may also be at risk complicity, for doing the same, who may or may not be a signatory member of the Rome Statute that created the ICC.

This of course brings to bear the question of outside pressure being born to the ICC to facilitate stifling whatever agenda, outside of International law, demands. Including subversive tactics to prevent the legal wheel from turning. This then becomes the focal point of this concern. How can we insure the ICC is a viable and credible source to seek justice on the International stage. How do we prevent any outside interference from non-member states from influencing the Court?

The picture shown is of the UN school in Gaza being bombed by Israel with white phosphor weapons. The effect was devastating and killed many innocents sheltered within from the war. There is no question the rule of law was broken. How to enforce same is problematic. This becomes a serious question as to what exactly the ICC can do when non-member states refuse any legal action by the ICC. Without an enforcement unit to see that justice is carried out regardless, it then begs the question as to it’s viability as a world court.

Pressure on the United Nations to address this issue falls into the same situation with the veto power of non-member states and their proxies sitting on the UN Security Council. Again we encounter the credibility of the UN to prevent further crimes against a member state who is engaged in internationally recognized criminal activity. This is an enormous failure on the world body to prevent unjustified humanitarian grief for which it was originally charted to do when formed.

If the UN and the ICC are to remain legitimate entities to solve world issues by the rule of law, things must change drastically. or what’s the point. There would be absolutely no recourse but war. A war no one wants, and could be prevented from, if the UN and ICC were capable of performing their chartered duties uninfected by negative agendas. If the actors are not held accountable for their actions before a court of law the recourse is war or capitulation, and neither of those is acceptable in the 21st century.

 

Palestine, Israel, Gingrich

Wow. Now there is a trio of words that could create volumes of conversations, and, quite possibly, a war. Where to begin? Let’s start with Newt. Past couple of days for Newt have not been all that great, regardless of his marketing guys. Newt spoke out about the Palestinian people. According to Newt these are made up people. Palestine never existed according to Newt until the Ottoman Empire made it so. Man’s a genius no? Unfortunately .. no. His history teacher failed him and so did his school system and I guess he’s never been near a Bible, Tora, Quron in his life. Or. He’s one ignorant son of a bitch. I’ll just let you decide on that one.

 

One of the pleasures I have had over the past 30-35 years is studying the history of the Middle East and it’s tumultuous past. Since the beginning times of the Palestinian history somewhere around 4000-3300BC (Hey Newt, that’s 4000 years before Christ so pay attention.) Somewhere around the 3300-1000 BC timeline the Canaanites came to rule. Not a good time for the Palestinian people since they were now ruled by a foreign state (Egypt to you there Newt). A whole bunch of folks came to visit the area for quite some time until the Romans came to town. Being swallowed up by the Roman Empire was never a good deal and both the Palestinian and Jew suffered greatly under Roman rule. Both peoples rose up in arms and regained their land, together and it became known as Syria Palaestina. Emperor Haydrian at this point decided that there should be a separation between the Jewish rebels and the area.
Now we come to the good bits of history that have confounded my logical thought process regarding Israel and Palestine.

Around 1000 – 732 BC referred to as the Israelite Period the land regained from the Canaanites through wars fought by Israelite and Palestinian peoples (with a little help from God I’m told) became The Kingdom of Israel. In 928BC the Kingdom was split in two with the Northern half Israel and the Southern half Judah. Both halves being inhabited by the same peoples. History marches on in the area, rulers change, wars are fought and it appears at this point, this sea bed of conflict over thousands of years will never settle into peace.

In 539 – 332 BC (Hey Newt – Persian Empire not Ottoman) the first use of the word describing the area is called Eber-Nari / Palestina Region. One could speculate that Palestina did not contain any Palestinians. Not to be negative but that person would have to be an alumni of The Idiots and Dimwits College.

In comes a time of rebuilding, 324 – 638 brought The Byzantine period to the area now named Palaestina I and II. Christianity become predominant and in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, temples were erected as the foundation of Christian belief. Well done for all the peoples in the area, both Palestinian and Jew. That is until 638 – 1099 and the Islamic Empire invasion once again threw the area into turmoil. I should point out to the followers of Newt that this is the exact point in history where the relationship between the Arab world and the Christian world began to degrade. This is the point in my departure from the historical record bits to grasp the current modern day arguments between Palestine and Israel which are so claimed to be founded in history. Not seeing that here in my years of research.

This then becomes a problematic but fully understandable conflict between these two ancient peoples that have been warring through their entire existence. Not between themselves, but to the outsiders of the region. Together they fought side by side against the worlds invaders and together they shed their blood for their land. This blood bond seems to have been forgotten. It should not be. It is the most sacred of all bonds between peoples. It should not be subject to question and it should never become a wedge driven by religious belief.

Where this all goes wrong is in the semantics of the languages used to describe the conflict. First off let’s be clear that there has never been in the history of Palestine a Palestinian State. It has always been known as an “area”. Israel until the UN said so in 1947 was never a State. It, until that time was always termed a “kingdom” at least by any work of note. The root of this whole issue is simple. It is the same root that corrupted Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It is the very same root that is now corrupting all the peoples and religions of the world at this very moment. I call it “I’m in charge and your not” syndrome.

You heard me right. Everybody wants to be in charge and they will do anything they can to stay in charge. Unfortunately this is what is holding up the Palestinian State and the reluctance of NATO to recognize the Palestinian people as autonomous and capable of running their own show. Israel is not in charge of such a thing and I do not believe the Jewish people are against a Palestinian state. It’s the governments that seem unwilling to give up the “being in charge” bits. It’s also radicalism within factions touting the “we were here first” nonsense. Guess what .. all involved parties showed up on the scene at the same time, no one was first as far as history is concerned.

This then comes down to solving the problem so that Israel and Palestine can go about there own business and get along with each other again, like in the old days, when you both died on the battlefields side by side to drive out foreign invaders. There is only one way I can see to do this. Eliminate all the people that want to be in charge from the equation. No Hamas, no PLO/PLF, no Kismet, no Congress, no Islamic extremists and especially no clowns like Newt need to get involved here. This matter is not all that complicated, it just needs to be logically considered and acted upon by NATO with the very same type of declaration as they made to establish the State of Israel. There cannot be any other resolution to this matter because the bickering parties are not willing to change positions.

Palestine needs to become a State. The people of Palestine and Palestinian history deserve it and it is required by the great texts of both peoples involved in this conflict. If we are to ignore the teachings of Mohammed, Jesus, Paul, John and the rest of the great prophets of humanity, then we fail ourselves. We fail together and we fail to achieve that is what is most important to Allah and God. Peace, goodwill and love for our brothers, neighbors and enemies. This is a much higher goal, making Palestine a free and open state is but a small step for us to achieve, failure at this level is not an option, failure at this level paints a black picture for the future of humanity. Failure at this level will only prove humanity is in very deep trouble and is ignoring it’s very foundation of existence.

 
 
 
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