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She hasn’t won it quite yet. And that’s not the only prize she is up for. Little more than a week after the attack in New Zealand, nearly 30,000 people had signed online petitions calling for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her response to the Christchurch terror attack. So she surely must be on the short list, too, for the King Faisal International Prize For Services To Islam.
“Ms. Ardern has received widespread acclaim for the compassion she has shown to the victims and their families.” That “compassion” has included her donning of the hijab during every public appearance for at least a week after the Christchurch attack, as she met first with survivors, then with other Muslims when she visited Islamic centers in Christchurch and Wellington, made a televised address to the nation expressing what would become her trademark “We Are One” sentiment, and announced that the government would not only pay for all the funerals, but provide financial assistance to the families of the victims. And the nation mourned with her, or at least all of those sorrowful faces who were caught on camera. She received praise from Muslims worldwide for her performance. Footage of her wearing the hijab, consoling Muslim women, and reciting one of Muhammad’s hadith, went worldwide.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent clips of Ardern visiting mosques in a hijab and clips of her speeches translated into Arabic and Turkish to Islamic countries, as a way to head off any possible reprisal attacks from Muslims who might blame New Zealand, and not a lone lunatic, for the attack. Apparently, in the view of the New Zealand government, Muslims are splendid, peace-loving people — “We Are One” — but on the other hand, you never know…
In Turkey, that outreach apparently didn’t work. Al Jazeera reported that crowds gathered in Istanbul mosques with signs reading “Crusader Savagery in New Zealand.”
Erdogan showed blurred video of the Christchurch attack at campaign rallies, while claiming that the Christchurch shooter did not work alone, but collaborated with others who were motivated by hatred of Islam. He warned that Turkey was in the crosshairs of this hatred. That would make sense; after all, Recip Tayyip Erdogan is, in the view of R. T. Erdogan, the foremost Muslim leader.
“They are testing us from 16,500km away, from New Zealand, with the messages they are giving from there. This isn’t an individual act, this is organized,” he said, without elaborating.
He also tweeted a chilling reference to the killing of Anzacs (Australian/New Zealand) soldiers in the Gallipoli campaign in World War I, in which Ottoman forces soundly defeated the Allies. He threatened that anyone going to Turkey with ill intent would also be returned in “caskets like their grandfathers were.” Later, in light of Ardern’s performance, Erdogan backtracked a bit; a spokesman claimed that his views had been misconstrued, and in an article in the Washington Post, Mr Erdogan praised Ms Arden’s “courage, leadership and sincerity” in handling the crisis.
The high point of the Tribute To Islam Week (as it deserves to be called), was the outdoor gathering at which the Prime Minister offered brief remarks and quoted one of Muhammad’s hadith:
According to Muslim faith, the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said:
“The believers in their mutual kindness, compassion, and sympathy are just like one body. When any part of the body suffers, the whole body feels pain,” Ardern said, reciting the hadith. Then she ended:  “New Zealand Mourns With You. We Are One.”
Then two minutes of silence were observed, all over the country.
Tens of thousands of people paid their respects around the country with some forming human chains in front of mosques. Others said silent prayers at schools, cafes, and even offices. It has made a deep impression. A sudden outpouring of love and respect, with displays of Hijabs Not Hate!, for wonderful Islam. And that hadith certainly summed up the faith, as Jacinda Ardern understands it, offering “mutual kindness, compassion, and sympathy” for all mankind. Except that…
Except that the hadith she recited means exactly the opposite of what Jacinda Ardern took it to mean. It has nothing to do with all mankind. It does not apply to the Infidels.
No one questioned at the time, nor has anyone questioned since, Jacinda Ardern’s understanding of that hadith. Instead of being a call for universal compassion, because “We Are One,” the hadith refers only to the “believers” — or better, “Believers” — that is, the Muslims.  The “mutual kindness, compassion, and sympathy” are to be extended only to other Muslims. The commentary at a Muslim site makes this clear:
“This Hadith has the same purport which is mentioned in the HaD-632. It says that Muslims are akin to a living person. When he feels pain in one of his eyes, for example, his entire body feels it. When he suffers from a headache, he feels its pain throughout his body. As a result the whole body focuses to repair any deficiencies.
“That is how the Muslims should be, we should live as though we are one body and if one of us is in need then the whole community should get behind them to bring them back on their feet.”
Nowhere in the Qur’an or Hadith will Jacinda Ardern find expressions of “kindness, compassion, and sympathy” for non-Muslims. The hadith she chose to read, the meaning of which she did not understand, expresses the uncompromising division of the world between the Believers (Muslims), to whom kindness, compassion, and sympathy are due, and the Unbelievers, who are “the most vile of created beings”(98:6), and should not be taken as friends, “for they are friends only with each other” (5:51). Muslims are commanded to fight against them, to smite at their necks, to strike terror in their hearts. (2:190-194, 4:87, 8:12, 8:60, 9:5, 9:29, 47:4, and  many other verses). Once they have subjugated the Unbelievers, they can offer them three options: death, or conversion to Islam, or acceptance of the status of dhimmis, making the Unbelievers subject to a host of onerous conditions, including payment of the Jizyah.
The Hadith are just as disturbing in their expression of hate for the Unbelievers.
Here, Prime Minister, are a few more hadith (from the most reliable (Sahih) collections, those of Bukhari and Muslim), out of many hundreds that express Muhammad’s views toward Unbelievers, that you need to look into:
Muhammad said “A Muslim shall never leave another Muslim helpless in the time of need.” Not “shall never leave another person helpless” but “shall never leave another Muslim helpless.” There is a difference. This hadith is found in both Bukhari and Muslim.
Sahih Bukhari (54:487) – Someone asked, “O Allah’s Apostle This (ordinary) fire would have been sufficient (to torture the unbelievers),” Allah’s Apostle said, “The (Hell) Fire has 69 parts more than the ordinary (worldly) fire, each part is as hot as this (worldly) fire.” Ordinary fire is not hot enough to torture non-Muslims. Therefore the fire in Hell is 69 times hotter.
Sahih Muslim (40:6831) – “Non-Muslims in Hell will be given thick skin so as to prolong their agony” (before they are given fresh skin for a new round of torture – Quran verse 4:56).
Sahih Bukhari (59:727) – Allah’s Apostle [said]... “Allah’s curse be on the Jews and the Christians.” This was said by Muhammad on his deathbed, one of the last things he ever said.
Do you now realize that the hadith you read out meant the opposite of what you assumed? You don’t have to admit it to the public — so very embarrassing — but go ahead and admit it to yourself.
Your image has now been projected onto the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It’s hardly surprising. You’ve become a hero to the world’s Muslims,  for your over-the-top display — your wearing of the hijab, which was then emulated by tens of thousands of New Zealanders, your relentless  insistence that “We Are One,” the Muslim prayer you had broadcast nationwide, the two minutes of silence you insisted be observed by the entire nation, the hadith you failed to comprehend but recited anyway. You are exactly the kind of Unbeliever whom Muslims value most. That King Faisal International Prize for Services to Islam is one you richly deserve, and I hope very much, for reasons of my own, that you win it.


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Hamas lies habitually. It initially stated that “the rocket launched from Gaza that leveled a private home in central Israel on Monday was a mistake and that Hamas had ‘no interest’ in firing projectiles at Israel.”
Meanwhile, while Hamas was busy “launching missiles at Israel’s civilian population….Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV was broadcasting calls to murder Israelis.” Those included songs about putting on suicide belts and calls to “scatter the enemies’ body parts, make the skulls fly in the sky.”
Earlier this month, Al Aqsa TV network was designated a terror organization by Israel.
Reminder: CAIR and its affiliates are connected to Hamas.
“Hamas: ‘Scatter the enemies’ body parts, make the skulls fly in the sky,’” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, March 26, 2019:
While Hamas was launching missiles at Israel’s civilian population yesterday, Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV was broadcasting calls to murder Israelis. The following song calling to put on suicide belts and “scatter the enemies’ body parts, make the skulls fly in the sky,” is one example:
The music video includes many images of violence and actual terror attacks. Among the visuals, are 3 stabbings, 2 car rammings, explosions, and footage of the oldest Hamas female suicide bomber, 57-year-old Fatima Omar Mahmoud Al-Najjar, who in 2006 blew herself up near Israeli soldiers, injuring two. Other images show people holding big knives and guns, coinciding with the lyrics “stab, bomb, and make eyes weep.”
The song begins with two short interviews with released female prisoners, one of whom attempted to carry out a suicide attack. She explains that her goal was to “kill as many Jews as possible.”


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The tweet noted below has been taken down, but this image, with the caption, is still circulating: you can see it here on Facebook, where no one in the comments notes that the image isn’t of a “Palestinian” girl and has nothing to do with Israel. But it doesn’t.
“War is deceit,” said Muhammad, and the “Palestinians” listened. I detail the extent of their deception machine, and how successful it has been, in my forthcoming book The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process, which you can preorder here.
“Latest Libel: The ‘Palestinian Child Burned By White Phosphorus,’” IsraellyCool, March 28, 2019:
The following meme was posted by an Israel hater in response to the video of an Israeli woman during a Red Alert

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Besides being insensitive in seemingly mocking this poor child’s appearance, the entire meme is a lie. It does not show life in Gaza. It shows life in Yemen.


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USA – ( The Council on American-Islamic Relations is having a banner month. The militant Muslim group never lets a crisis go to waste. That means Americans should beware. When unappeasable CAIR is ascendant, our free speech rights, religious liberty and national security are at risk.
Following the horrible massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, CAIR flacks were out in full force decrying “Islamophobia” and calling for crackdowns on “hate speech” (by which they mean any and all negative thoughts or words about CAIR or Islam). CAIR executive director Nihad Awad was first out of the gate to blame President Donald Trump; target Fox News hosts Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson, whom the left wants to silence; and renew opposition to White House efforts to tighten our immigration and entrance policies, including the travel ban affecting terror-sponsoring countries upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
One of the most vocal critics of policies to guard American sovereignty is radical Somali-born Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. CAIR leaders and members poured thousands of dollars into her campaign. This past weekend, the America-bashing, Israel-deriding congresswoman headlined a sold-out fund-raising banquet in Southern California. It will be a triumphant celebration, no doubt, of Rep. Omar’s escape from Democratic leadership sanctions (with an invaluable assist from the CAIR lobby) for her nasty swipes at Republicans, Jews, and, of course, Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump.
While they drape themselves in the mantle of “civility,” the CAIR brigade speaks viciously and cavalierly about their enemies. Omar says Trump is not “human.” On an Arab-American talk show, she mocked a college professor who treated terrorist organizations al-Qaida and Hezbollah with gravity. She cackled at how he named them with a sternness in his voice and questioned why the words “Army” and “America” are not uttered with equal contempt. I can hear the ululations of agreement at the CAIR banquet now.
Let’s not kid ourselves about these exploiters and sowers of division. They thrive on violence whether Muslims are the victims or the perpetrators. CAIR operatives are first to claim systematic oppression and fear of a “backlash” if bloodthirsty Islamic jihadists slay innocent Americans. It’s always our fault and it’s always our responsibility — to curtail our speech, give up our gun rights, undergo sensitivity training, accept inflated statistics about “hate crimes” and apologize for everything.

CAIR wants to shut up its critics in the name of “stopping the hate” because it doesn’t want us talking about its dirty, dangerous deeds.

  • Never forget: The federal government designated CAIR an un-indicted terror co-conspirator in 2007 in the prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation and others for providing support to violent Hamas jihadists. Investigators tied CAIR’s founders to the Islamic Association for Palestine, founded by a senior Hamas jihadist to serve as the terrorist group’s public relations and recruitment arm in America. The Holy Land Foundation, a terror-financing charity, provided seed money for CAIR’s Beltway office.
  • Never forget: CAIR is a designated terror organization in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Never forget: Federal law enforcement investigators banned interactions with CAIR to “prevent CAIR from publicly exploiting such contacts with the FBI.”
  • Never forget: Ghassan Elashi, a founding board member of CAIR’s Texas chapter, was convicted of laundering money for Hamas terrorism. CAIR’s civil rights director Randall Todd Royer trained with the al Qaeda-linked jihad group Lashkar-e-Taiba and was convicted of conspiring to engage in terror activities. Bassem Khafagi, former CAIR community affairs director and a founder of the sharia-promoting Islamic Assembly of North America, was deported back to his home country of Egypt after being convicted for bank and visa fraud.
  • Never forget: CAIR officials in California rushed in front of cameras after the San Bernardino jihad attack in 2015 to blame American foreign policy instead of the killers. CAIR provided aid, comfort and legal assistance to the mass shooters’ families.
  • Never forget: Last summer, CAIR stoked a fake hate crime perpetrated by an Odessa, Texas, waiter who falsely claimed he received a customer’s receipt with the message: “We don’t tip terrorist.”
    Never forget: CAIR disseminated the fake claims of a deranged Muslim New York teenager who lied about having her hijab ripped off by Trump supporters.
  • Never forget: CAIR helped manufacture the “Clock Boy” fake hate claim in Texas — after which, Clock Boy jetted off to Qatar to cash in on a Muslim Brotherhood-linked educational scholarship.
    Never forget: CAIR has flexed its censorship muscle by squelching critics of Somalia-based jihad group al-Shabab in Minnesota and smearing them as “anti-Muslim” — even if they were Muslim.
  • Never forget: CAIR works every day to silence Muslim reformers, apostates, Christians, Jews, infidel scholars, border security advocates, anti-sharia activists and investigative independent journalists, on college campuses, TV airwaves and the internet, to prevent us from exposing the truth about Islamic supremacism.

To quote the late and dearly missed Italian journalist and fierce lioness Oriana Fallaci, who faced trial and death threats for “insulting Islam:”Lan astaslem. “I will not surrender.”

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Big tech censors want New Zealand mosque massacre footage memory-holed

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A video by Infowars reporter Greg Reese highlighting anomalies found in the footage of the Christchurch shooting has been deleted by YouTube for allegedly violating their guidelines.
The video was a compilation of questions already posed by many internet users who also ask the underlying question of why they want to make it illegal to simply possess the footage.
Always ahead of the curve, Infowars uploaded the video to our own video hosting platform for your viewing pleasure before it was ever removed by the Google subsidiary.
YouTube claims the content “contains violent or graphic footage posted in a sensational or exploitative manner.”
See the takedown notice for yourself in the image below:
This only the latest example of the increasingly PC world of the internet as it becomes more and more controlled by censor-happy mega-corporations.


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  • Informed consent to medical treatment is a foundation of ethical medical practice today, giving adult patients and parents of minor children the right to make voluntary decisions based on full disclosure of the benefits and risks involved in a proposed medical intervention.
  • Historically, medical intervention for children (usually defined as those under age 18) has been the province of their responsible parent or legal guardian.
  • A new bill has been introduced in New York proposing that children as young as 14 years old be given the legal right to make vaccination decisions for themselves without parental consent.
Since the 1950s, the right to exercise informed consent to medical treatment has been a broadly supported legal right in the fields of medicine, nursing, ethics and law.1 “The doctrine is a simple one—an adult has the right to give informed consent for treatment after receiving all pertinent information about benefits and risks needed to make an informed choice.”2
Under the law, parents or legal guardians of minor children—most commonly defined as those under age 18—are given the legal authority to exercise informed consent to medical risk taking on behalf of a child. As explained on the website FindLaw, “Because children are still developing, both physically and mentally, they aren’t considered capable of handling the same rights as mature adults. For instance, children don’t have the right to vote, own property, consent to medical treatment [such as vaccination], sue or be sued, or enter into certain types of contracts.”3
Traditionally, exclusions to the rule were put in place to allow treatment of minors without parental consent in specific instances, as in the case of a seriously injured minor seen in an emergency room when a parent or legal guardian is not available and a delay would put the minor child at risk. While states have broad authority to interpret regulations, general U.S. regulatory guidelines include exceptions for obtaining parental informed consent for minor children for the following:4
  • Married minor;
  • Pregnant minor (for herself and the fetus; after the birth, the young mother  retains the right to consent to treatment for the infant but only retains authority for her own medical consent if she falls into one of the other categories for exception);
  • Minors over a specific age, by state, for sexually transmitted disease or HIV;
  • Testing, AIDS treatment and substance use disorder treatment;
  • Emancipated and mature minors, as defined by state law;
  • Minors seeking birth control services, as provided by state law;
  • Minors seeking outpatient mental health services or inpatient voluntary admissions to a psychiatric facility. Some states call for notification of the parent or legal guardian, but do not require consent;
  • Any emergent medical condition where delaying treatment for the purposes of obtaining consent would result in injury or death of the minor.
Some states have expanded the rights of children to make informed consent for medical treatment if certain other conditions apply as well. According to the non-profit organization SchoolHouse Connection, informed consent by a minor may be applied if the child “is living separate and apart from his parent or legal guardian, and is managing his own financial affairs.”5
In some cases, the only requirement is that a physician deems the child mature enough to understand the benefits and risks of a proposed medical treatment. SchoolHouse Connection notes that Idaho’s code, for example, states that, “Any person of ordinary intelligence and awareness sufficient for him or her generally to comprehend the need for, the nature of and the significant risks ordinarily inherent in, any contemplated hospital, medical, dental or surgical care, treatment or procedure is competent to consent thereto on his or her own behalf.”6
According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics in 2013, this “mature minor doctrine,” can present a legal and ethical dilemma to the treating physician. Somewhat of a grey area, it outlines certain other “status-based and condition-based exceptions” aside from more long-standing minor rights (with federal guidelines) in fields such as abortion, access to contraceptives, and treatments for mental illness, sexually transmitted diseases or substance abuse.7

Informed Consent and Vaccination

As it applies to vaccination, several states already use the “mature minor” doctrine to give minors the right to make vaccines decisions and other decisions about medical interventions without parental knowledge or consent.
So far, the rights of minors to seek and receive vaccination varies from state to state.8 For example, the State of Washington has been using the recent outbreak of measles to invoke the mature minor policy. Similar laws are in place in Alaska, Arkansas, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.9
Expanding that slippery slope, a new bill has been introduced in New York that would permit minors 14 years of age and older to be vaccinated without parental permission.10 Using the 215 cases of measles reported in New York this past winter as a justifiable cause, State Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy have introduced bill S. 4244/A. 6564 proposing to allow children older than age 13 to ask for and receive any of the vaccines in the Public Health Law, which would include poliomyelitis, mumps, measles, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), pertussis, tetanus, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease and hepatitis B.11
The bill’s supporters also argue that the bill would provide greater flexibility for minor children in high school or college, since so many schools do not admit unvaccinated students.

Risks Associated With Measles Vaccination

While acknowledging that measles is very rarely fatal, the bill rationalizes stripping parents of the right to make vaccination decisions for their minor children by citing an increased risk of complications from vaccines and infectious diseases for those with leukemia or otherwise compromised immune function. What is not discussed is the very real risk of a serious adverse reaction to the vaccine.
Measles vaccination is not available as a single vaccine but is only given in combination with mumps and rubella (MMR) and sometimes with varicella (chickenpox) as well (MMR-V). Although public health officials consider serious MMR vaccine reactions to be “rare,” reactions reported for both combination vaccines have included brain damage, coma, chronic seizure disorder, lowered level of consciousness and loss of hearing.12  As reported by Merck in the measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine, live (MMRII) product insert, post-marketing surveillance data disclosed the potential for other serious complications13 14:
  • brain inflammation (encephalitis) and encephalopathy (chronic brain dysfunction);
  • panniculitis (inflammation of the fat layer under the skin);
  • atypical measles;
  • syncope (sudden loss of consciousness, fainting);
  • vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels);
  • pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas);
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • thrombocytopenia  purpura (blood disorder);
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura (inflammation and bleeding in the small blood vessels);
  • acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (rare vasculitis of the skin’s small vessels occurring in infants);
  • leukocytosis (high white blood cell count);
  • anaphylaxis (shock);
  • bronchial spasms;
  • pneumonia;
  • pneumonitis(inflammation of the lung tissues);
  • arthritis and arthralgia (joint pain);
  • myalgia (muscle pain);
  • polyneuritis (inflammation of several nerves simultaneously);
  • measles inclusion body encephalitis (disease affecting the brain of immunocompromised persons);
  • subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (fatal progressive brain disorder caused by exposure to the measles virus);
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)(disease where the body’s immune system attacks the nerves);
  • acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) (brief widespread inflammation of the nerve’s protective covering);
  • transverse myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord);
  • aseptic meningitis;
  • erythema multiforme (skin disorder from an allergic reaction or infection);
  • urticarial rash (hives, itching from an allergic reaction);
  • measles-like rash;
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe reaction causing the skin and mucous membranes to blister, die, and shed);
  • nerve deafness (hearing loss from damage to the inner ear);
  • otitis media (ear infection);
  • retinitis (inflammation of the retina of the eye);
  • optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve);
  • conjunctivitis (pink eye);
  • ocular palsies (dysfunction of the ocular nerve);
  • epididymitis (inflammation of the epididymis);
  • paresthesia (burning or prickling of the skin);
  • death.
Right now, proponents of the New York bill to allow minors to get vaccinated without parental knowledge or consent are focusing on teenage children. What is not known is whether this precedent will set the stage for lowering the age of consent even further in the future.
1 Murray PM. The History Of Informed ConsentIowa Orthop J 19902 Brent, MJ. Informed Consent for Minors Is a Big Issue in the ED. Sept. 6, 2018.
3 What are the Legal Rights of Children? 2019.
4 See Footnote 2.
5 State Laws on Minor Consent for Routine Medical Care. Aug. 14, 2018.6 Ibid.
7 Coleman DL, Rosoff PM. The Legal Authority of Mature Minors to Consent to General Medical TreatmentPediatrics April 2003; 131(4).8 Ibid.
9 Brister M. In Which States Can Minors Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent? Quora: Medicine and Healthcare Feb. 12, 2019.10 National Vaccine Information Center. Welcome to the NVIC Advocacy Portal. Gormley J. With Measles Cases Surging, Bill Allows Minors To Get Vaccinated Without Parental ConsentThe Legislative Gazette Mar. 19, 2019.12 NVIC. Can Measles Vaccine Cause Injury & Death? Food and Drug Administration. Measles, Mumps and Rubella Virus Vaccine, Live Feb. 2, 2018.
14 See Footnote 12.


Border authorities have been saying it for weeks, but they said it again yesterday: The illegal-alien surge is a crisis — a national emergency.
What Customs and Border Protection chief Kevin McAleenan has described in the last few weeks is no mere upsurge in border-jumping illegals. The relentless tsunami of humanity overwhelming U.S. border agents is such that describing the migration as simply akin to the apocalyptic novel Camp of the Saints no longer suffices.
Jean Raspail’s terrifying portents in his apocalyptic novel have come true at the U.S. border with Mexico. A massive number of “migrants” and “refugees” have decided they’re going to live in the United States.
And nothing, it appears, is going to stop them.
El Paso News Conference
On Wednesday, McAleenan repeated what he said on March 5 at a news conference that depicted a terrifying reality: The border, for all intents and purposes, is gone.
McAleenan, the El Paso Times reported, said immigration control reached its “breaking point has arrived this week.”
The influx of “migrants” in March, he said, will be more than 100,000, the newspaper reported:
“CBP is facing an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest Border — and nowhere has that crisis manifested more acutely than here in El Paso,” McAleenan said.
In the past two mornings, border officers took more than 12,000 migrants into custody along the border, McAleenan said.
“A high number is 4,000 — 6,000 is crisis level,” McAleenan said. “Twelve thousand is unprecedented. On Monday, we saw the highest total of apprehensions and encounters in years, with over 4,000 in a single day.”
He continued, “We are now on pace for over 100,000 apprehensions and encounters with migrants, with 90 percent — 90,000 — crossing the border illegally between ports of entry. March will be the highest month in over a decade….”
“The surge numbers are just overwhelming the entire system,” McAleenan said.
Beyond that, 10 to 15 percent of the teeming horde is claiming asylum, and almost all of those claims will be phony. Most of the marching mass is here for “economic reasons.” They’re looking for jobs and welfare in the United States.
Even worse, the newspaper reported, McAleenan told reporters that 65 percent of the crossings are families and “children,” the rest simply individual illegal-alien adults trying to sneak into the country. Some, of course, are hardened criminals.
The newspaper also noted CPB data for the El Paso sector alone: Some 36,000 families have jumped the border this fiscal year, a 1,689-percent increase over last year’s 2,000. Apprehensions of unaccompanied minors increased 296 percent, from 1,300 to just more than 5,000.
On March 6, the newspaper reported, 1,000 illegal aliens walked across the border and “turned themselves in.”
Most Americans don’t know what happens next: They gorge on free food, and some get a free trip to the doctor or hospital. After that, border agents release them to disappear into the country. Removing them becomes all but impossible once they burrow into ready sanctuaries.
Then they displace American workers, apply for welfare benefits, and fill the public schools.
Upshot? Anyone who shows up at the border can count on being released.
Why They Are Released
Border and immigration authorities don’t have the means to house them, and the illegals know it. Arriving with kids, they know, is a pass for permanent squatter’s rights.
In other words, President Trump has not, as promised, stopped catch and release.
On Tuesday, reported that the Department of Homeland Security has loosed 108,500 illegals upon unsuspecting Americans in the last three months. DHS released 24,000 between March 5 and March 20 alone.
Americans in the following areas should be wary:
• San Diego, California — 2,500 border-crossers released
• Phoenix, Arizona — 4,000 border-crossers released
• El Paso, Texas — 7,500 border-crossers released
• San Antonio, Texas — 10,000 border-crossers released
Of the 108,500, Breitbart reported, “50,000 of these border crossers and illegal aliens, alone, were released in the San Antonio area since the beginning of the year.”
Another mind-boggling number? “DHS is releasing more than 36,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the country every single month. For the year, DHS is on pace to release more than 430,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the country.”
Through February of this fiscal year, CPB data show, agents have collared 318,407 illegals, including 158,118 as families and 28,976 children. Last year’s total was 187,097. Agents apprehended 76,013 in February alone.


Border Patrol: Monday’s “Record” Migrant Surge Surpassed on Tuesday

CBP under siege as border crisis explodes

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The migrant crisis on the southern frontier is spiraling out of control, with the Border Patrol announcing that the biggest single-day surges in more than a decade have occurred twice this week alone.
Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) shared the stunning details on Twitter just hours after CBP chief Kevin McAleenan declared the U.S. has reached the “breaking point.”
“CBP saw the highest total of apprehensions and encounters in over a decade on Monday, with 4,000 migrants either apprehended or encountered at ports of entry in a single day,” the agency wrote. “Yesterday, that record was broken again—4,117 in a single day.”
During a press conference in El Paso on Wednesday, Commissioner McAleenan warned the system is effectively collapsing as Central Americans stream towards the U.S., knowing virtually all will make it in.
“Two weeks ago, I briefed the media and testified in Congress that our immigration system was at the breaking point,” McAleenan said. “That breaking point has arrived this week at our border.”
“CBP is facing an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our Southwest border. And nowhere has that crisis manifested more acutely than here in El Paso. On Monday and Tuesday, CBP started the day with over 12,000 migrants in our custody. As of this morning, that number was 13,400. A high number for us is 4,000. A crisis level is 6,000. 13,000 is unprecedented.”
President Trump has indicated he is considering closing the southern border, a measure he has threatened to take before.
“Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country. They are all talk and no action,” Trump tweeted. “Likewise, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years, and do Nothing. The Dems don’t care, such BAD laws. May close the Southern Border!”
“We have a National Emergency at our Southern Border. The Dems refuse to do what they know is necessary – amend our immigration laws. Would immediately solve the problem! Mexico, with the strongest immigration laws in the World, refuses to help with illegal immigration & drugs!”
A report from Fox news reveals that even New York officials are now admitting that the measles epidemic began after foreigners visited the area.


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TRENTON, N.J. — Lawmakers in New Jersey have passed legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to request a lethal prescription to hasten their death. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy says that he intends to sign the measure into law.
The state Assembly passed S.1072, also known as the “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act,” 41-33 on Monday, with the Senate following with a 21-16 vote the same day.
The bill declares that New Jersey “affirms the right of a qualified terminally ill patient, protected by appropriate safeguards, to obtain medication that the patient may choose to self-administer in order to bring about the patient’s humane and dignified death.”
It describes the offering as “compassionate medical aid in dying,” and points to statistics from other states to contend that most were in hospice when the request to end their battle was issued.
According to the legislation, adults age 18 and older who are “in the terminal stage of an irreversibly fatal illness, disease, or condition with a prognosis, based upon reasonable medical certainty, of a life expectancy of six months or less” may make an oral request to die, followed by a written request signed by two witnesses.
At least one of the witnesses may not be a relative or entitled to any benefit upon the person’s death, or an employee at the health care facility where the patient is receiving treatment.
The attending physician must advise the patient of “feasible alternatives to taking the medication, including, but not limited to, concurrent or additional treatment opportunities, palliative care, comfort care, hospice care, and pain control,” and refer to another doctor for a second diagnosis and prognosis before providing the patient an opportunity to rescind his or her request.
The physician must also refer the individual to a mental health professional if there is doubt that the patient is “capable” of making the decision due to impaired judgment from depression or a psychological condition. The doctor is prohibited from issuing the fatal prescription without a written notice from a psychiatrist or psychologist that the person is capable of making the request to die.
Bill sponsor Nicholas Scutari, D-Union, who is also behind the push to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, remarked in a statement that he believes the legislation is important because “[t]here is no good reason for [patients] to be forced to prolong their pain and suffering or to prolong the grief of their loved ones if they make that choice.”
However, a group of doctors in New Jersey state that the focus should be on the already-existing pain management offerings available, and cite numerous concerns with the ramifications of legalizing physician-assisted suicide.
“It is true that doctors should do more to control physical symptoms and psychosocial issues at the end of life. Increasing education and training in palliative and hospice care is the appropriate way to accomplish that,” wrote Denise Scaringe-Dietrich and Ana Gomes in an op-ed for
“Caring for patients physically, emotionally and spiritually at the end-of-life, not assisting in their suicide, is where our resources should be allocated.”
They also noted that pain is not the top reason why most terminally ill patients choose to die.
“The top three reasons listed [according to statistics from Oregon] are loss of enjoyment in usual activities, burden to family and loss of autonomy,” Scaringe-Dietrich and Gomes outlined. “These are serious and important social issues that need careful multidisciplinary attention, psychological care, and skilled physician interventions.”
17 other doctors supported the post opposing physician-assisted suicide.
Gov. Murphy has said that he will sign the bill into law.
“Allowing terminally ill and dying residents the dignity to make end-of-life decisions according to their own consciences is the right thing to do,” he remarked in a statement. “I look forward to signing this legislation into law.”
New Jersey will now become the eighth state to legalize the practice, joining California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Hawaii and Montana. Physician-assisted suicide is also legal in Washington, D.C.
Psalm 31:15 says, “My times are in Thy hand.” Job 14:5 also teaches that man’s “days are determined” and “the number of his months are with Thee.” Ecclesiastes 3:2 similarly says that there is “[a] time to be born, and a time to die,” and Hebrews 9:27 outlines that “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”


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Fairfax, VA – -( This week, the Delaware House passed gun control legislation, House Bill 63, by a 22 to 19 vote.  HB 63 now heads to the Senate for further consideration. Please contact your state Senator and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 63 when it comes up for a vote.
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House Bill 63 amends the current law on access to firearms to create a blanket prohibition from having a firearm unsecured and unavailable for use if it is potentially accessible by an “unauthorized person.”

This mandatory storage law would do nothing more than render firearms useless in self-defense situations. Criminals love this bill as it tips the scales in their favor in self-defense situations.  Further, this legislation seeks to place the blame on law-abiding gun owners for the potential criminal actions of others.

Again, please contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 63 when it comes up for a vote.

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Trump Meets With Google’s Pichai to Talk About "Political Fairness"

Is Trump finally tackling online censorship? Meeting was unscheduled

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President Trump just met with Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai to discuss the company’s dealings with China as well as “political fairness,” which suggests the president brought up online censorship.
Interestingly, the meeting was not on the president’s schedule; according to a report, Pichai had initially planned to meet with General Joseph Dunford on Wednesday, who recently blasted Google’s work in China by stating it “indirectly benefits the Chinese military.”
“Typically if a company does business in China, they are automatically going to be required to have a cell of the Communist Party in that company,” he recently stated. “And that is going to lead to that intellectual property from that company finding its way to the Chinese military.”
“It is a distinction without a difference between the Chinese Communist Party, the government and the Chinese military.”
These statements by Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, must have caught the president’s attention.
It’s not yet clear if Dunford was at the meeting or if Pichai had met with him separately.
The meeting apparently didn’t revolve entirely around China; the president also indicated that he talked to Pichai about “political fairness” in the US.
Google has been routinely accused of political bias, most recently by the Washington Free Beacon which reported evidence suggesting that the search giant was steering users away from the news that the Mueller probe would not lead to any new indictments:
Using Google search on multiple browsers and on private-browsing mode, the Free Beacon found Google search had an aversion to the search term “indictment.”
Using either “Trump” or “Mueller” as the subject, the following word “indictment” was not suggested even after spelling out most of it. For example, putting “Trump indi” into Google’s search bar does not lead to “Trump indictment” but rather to “Trump India,” “Trump India Pakistan,” Trump India tariffs,” and “Trump Indiana.”
This problem did not occur with Google’s search engine competitors, Yahoo and Bing. Those search engines suggested news about the indictments when you typed in the related words.


The San Antonio city council voted 6-4 Thursday to exclude restaurant chain Chick-fil-A from the city’s airport because the company, in keeping with its founder’s and current CEO’s faith, has had the audacity to donate to Christian organizations.
The council was debating a seven-year contract for concessions at San Antonio International Airport. Chick-fil-A had initially been included in the agreement, but Councilman Roberto Treviño moved that the restaurant be removed from the contract. Five other councilmen concurred, and Treviño’s amendment passed. Chick-fil-A is banned from the airport for the foreseeable future.
“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion,” Treviño said in a statement, apparently oblivious to the irony of excluding Chick-fil-A to demonstrate his commitment to “inclusion.”
“San Antonio is a city full of compassion,” he added, “and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”
Treviño was likely referring to a report issued the previous day by the left-wing website ThinkProgress. In its report, ThinkProgress alleged that Chick-fil-A “gave more than $1.8 million to a trio of groups with a record of anti-LGBTQ discrimination” in 2017.
Of course, what Chick-fil-A, which was founded and is still run by Southern Baptists, actually did was donate to Christian organizations: the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Paul Anderson Youth Home, and the Salvation Army. These groups, taking the Bible seriously, naturally oppose homosexual behavior, same-sex “marriage,” and special legal privileges for LGBTQ persons.
That is why the supposedly tolerant and inclusive Left cannot abide them and seeks to destroy anyone who supports them. In their minds, no matter how many corporations give to pro-LGBTQ causes, if even one fails to bend the knee, it must be hounded out of existence. Chick-fil-A knows this all too well, having been targeted by, among others, the Pittsburgh city council, various universities including New Jersey’s Rider University, and New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio. Thus far, the company has thrived despite these efforts; in fact, New York City is now home to the world’s largest Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A said it was blindsided by the San Antonio decision. The company told USA Today it first learned of the amendment and subsequent vote from Treviño’s press release.
“We wish we had the opportunity to clarify misperceptions about our company prior to the vote. We agree with the council member that everyone should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A,” the company said. “In fact, we have welcomed everyone in San Antonio into our 32 local stores for more than 40 years.”
Chick-fil-A added that it “would welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and we invite all of them into our local stores to interact with the more than 2,000 team members who are serving the people of San Antonio.”
When news of Treviño’s amendment was first reported, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called the amendment “ridiculous.” Once it had passed and Chick-fil-A was officially banned from the airport, Cruz followed up with this tweet: “The details of this story are even worse. San Antonio City Council voted to ban @ChickfilA from the airport bc the company gave to … the Fellowship of Christian Athletes & the Salvation Army?!? That’s ridiculous. And not Texas. #LeftistIntolerance”
Cruz is correct about the intolerance of the Left, which seeks to silence anyone that dissents from the progressive agenda du jour. Leftists are, it seems, also incapable of recognizing this fact.
“Everyone has a place here,” Treviño said in his press release, “and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport.” Everyone, that is, except Chick-fil-A.

“An airport in New York has rejected Chick-fil-A from an upcoming food court project, making it the second airport to ban the restaurant in as many weeks.

On Friday, Democratic New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan applauded the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) for its decision to ban the restaurant from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport over so-called anti-LGBTQ practices.”


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In a city I cannot name, on a date I cannot specify, an anonymous woman and I embarked on a risky drive to an institution whose address I cannot disclose. “Aisha” and I had eaten, gabbed, laughed, worked and dreamed together. I had met her family. They were lovely people. They planned to kill her. She had violated their Islamic expectations. Thus our drive to a remote safe house. In the United States. In the twentieth century.
In January, 2019, after Ilhan Omar [pictured above] was sworn in as a new congresswoman, my liberal Facebook friends celebrated her and Rashida Tlaib. They made three false claims: “First refugee elected to Congress! First Palestinian! We celebrate diversity!”
No, Omar was not the first refugee elected to Congress. Jewish refugees, and refugees from Communism preceded her.
No, Tlaib was not the first Palestinian. Justin Amash, a male, Christian Republican, was. Newly sworn-in Donna Shalala, like Tlaib, is an Arab. She is a Catholic who supports Israel. None of the memes celebrating Tlaib celebrated Shalala or Amash. 
The third lie is that celebrations of Omar and Tlaib were celebrations of diversity. At the same time that liberals were elevating Tlaib and Omar to meme stardom, they were maintaining complete radio silence about a story that was rocking the world. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is a Saudi teenager who, in early January, 2019, escaped from her family and was granted asylum in Canada. Alqunun described beatings, captivity, and the threat of death for abandoning Islam. She insisted that her case was not unique, and that women in Saudi Arabia “are treated like slaves.”
Also in January, 2019, the New York Times brought attention to Loujain al-Hathloul, who has “worked relentlessly to earn Saudi women the right to drive.” For her efforts, al-Hathloul has been tortured, water-boarded, and threatened with, and possibly, raped.
Narges Mohammadi and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe are imprisoned in Iran for their human rights activism. In January, Mohammadi and Zaghari-Ratcliffe began a hunger strike. Iranian women activists like Masih Alinejad may be close to ending compulsory hijab. They’ve been protesting for decades. My liberal friends have never, as far as I know, mentioned any of these women.
If we pull the focus back and look at Arab and Muslim-born-and-raised women liberals don’t celebrate, we find Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, Wafa Sultan, Anni Cyrus, Sarah Haider, and Rifqa Bary. Islam’s defenders have not only not celebrated these women, some have made death threats against them, and liberal allies have prevented them from speaking publicly (see here and here). Hirsi Ali’s enemies prostitute otherwise honorable liberal causes to smear her and to guarantee that she will continue to require round-the-clock armed guards for the rest of her life. They accuse Hirsi Ali of being part of “patriarchy, misogyny, and white supremacy” guilty of “wars, invasion, and genocide” and associating with “white nationalists and far-right politicians” and “colonizers.” Finally, she is “not progressive.” Liberals have participated in the smearing of the Muslim-born-and-raised women mentioned above, and helped to ensure that these women and their allies, on university campuses and in much media, are non-persons. This is not diversity. It is totalitarian uniformity maintained by the threat of violence. Celebration of Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib was no celebration of diversity. It was a selective celebration of two women who align with anti-American, anti-Jewish rhetoric.
Ilhan Omar demanded that US law be changed so that she could wear hijab in Congress. Nancy Pelosi proposed the demanded rule change, in order to “ensure religious expression.” Liberals celebrated, the very same liberals who denounced Mitt Romney as a misogynist because, when asked how he would find female candidates for his cabinet, he replied, awkwardly but innocently, that he had “binders full of women.” I asked my liberal friends why they celebrated Congress’s first hijab. I received no answers. I thought of Aisha. I wondered if they know the following.
1.) Hateful stereotypes are deployed to prevent discussion of hijab.
It’s hard to talk about hijab. Stereotypes get in the way. Not stereotypes of Muslims. Stereotypes of non-Muslims. “You bigoted, racist, intolerant Americans are not allowed to talk about hjiab because you are all Islamophobes who want to harm me.”
Above a July 1, 2018 Vice article alleging that non-Muslims are violent thugs frothing at the mouth to destroy innocent Muslim lives, Vice ran an image of a sweet and lovely hijabi surrounded by evil, Islamophobic assailants. Nasty Americans and Brits ram their grocery carts into pregnant Muslim women’s bellies; they push hijabis in front of oncoming trains.
All decent people condemn real hate crimes. At the same time, one must be mindful of faked hate crimes. See hereherehereherehere, and here. These crimes were faked to silence any discussion of gender apartheid. One can condemn hate crimes against Muslims and at the same time condemn crimes committed against Muslim women in the name of Islam.
Masih Alinejad, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, my friend Aisha, and the unknown others like her with no access to safe houses: we speak not for these Muslim women, but with them, Muslim women whom too many choose to erase in the name of political correctness.
2.) Honest discussion of hijab does not equal an attack on Muslim women.
Not all hijabis support compulsory hijab. The My Stealthy Freedom Facebook page features images of hijabis holding signs protesting compulsory hijab. On January 31, 2018, Tarek Fatah shared an incredibly poignant video. A short, stooped Iranian woman, slowed and bent by time, climbed up a small platform in a snowy landscape. Once on the platform, she removed her hijab, wrapped it around her cane, and waved it. She was imitating the image of Vida Movahed, aka “The Girl of Enghelab Street,” who gained fame through a viral photo of an anti-compulsory-hijab protest. Movahed was later imprisoned. Prison guards in Iran are alleged routinely to rape imprisoned activists. Those who oppose free speech about hijab want to force this choice on us: love Muslim women or hate Muslim women. Their choice is false. The choice is between freedom and totalitarianism. We who support freedom love Muslim women. We support free speech about hijab.
3.) Islam’s canonical documents define hijab as the establishment of two tiers of women, one superior, to be safe from sexual molestation, one inferior and subject to sexual molestation.
No doubt my friends who celebrated Omar see hijab as just another lifestyle choice. Their tolerant celebration of Omar’s hijab, they believe, will be reciprocated by Omar’s tolerance of their choices in attire – jeans and t-shirts, say.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Egyptian-born, Arabic speaking, former member of an Islamist terrorist group. In his book Inside JihadDr. Hamid quotes the Koran and authoritative interpretations of it. He states that hijab’s purpose “is not modesty or to encourage observers to focus on a Muslim woman’s personality. Its purpose, according to the most authentic hadiths and interpretations, is to create a society where superior free Muslim women are distinguished from inferior slave women … The hijab … encourages hatred for non-Muslim women who wear modern clothing.”
When Americans like Laura Bush and Nancy Pelosi wear hijab, Dr. Hamid writes, “The women seem to be operating under the false belief that the hijab is a neutral – or merely traditional – fashion statement … But the hijab is not simply a clothing accessory. It harbors deep Islamic doctrinal connections to slavery and discrimination. Western women who cover themselves are unwittingly endorsing an inhumane system.”
Dr. Hamid goes on to say that when he was an Islamist, he and his fellows despised women without hijab, and cursed them to eternal hellfire. They based this belief on the hadith that says, “The denizens of Hell … [include] the women who would be dressed but appear to be naked,” that is, women without hijab.
Hamid cites Koran 33:59, that is interpreted as dividing women into two classes: Muslim hijabis who are not enslaved, and who deserve respect from men, and non-Muslim women who don’t wear hijab. These enslaved kufars are acceptable as sexual prey for Muslim men. “The hijab … creates a feeling of superiority among the women who wear it (and their men).” Hamid cites Tafsir ibn Kathir, that interprets Koran 33:59 thus, as Hamid puts it: a hijabi would be safe from sexual harassment, “if a woman was seen without a veil, they marked her as a slave girl and could rape her without guilt … most Islamic authorities and scholars affirm this purpose of the hijab.” Hamid goes on to quote various hadiths that support the above interpretation of Koran 33:59.
The dichotomy of superior hijabis = respectable / inferior non-hijabis = sex slaves is not of the ancient past. Modern Islamic websites reinforce it with scripture and interpretation “The respectable women should not look like the slave-girls from their dress when they move out of their houses, with uncovered faces and loose hair;” “the people may know that they are not promiscuous women,” non-hijabis are “women of ill repute from whom some wicked person could cherish evil hopes,” reports Islamic Studies Info, quoting canonical scholars. “The hijab must not resemble the garments of the kuffar,” that is, non-Muslims, counsels the University of Essex Islamic Society.
4.) Hijab covers uniquely feminine evil.
Think about two features of Muslim culture that non-Muslims find it difficult to believe, never mind understand: honor killings and female genital mutilation. All three: honor killings, FGM, and hijab are linked by the same logic.
It is difficult to obtain accurate statistics on honor killings. The UN estimates that thousands occur every year, the vast majority among Muslims. In a typical honor killing, a girl is raped and her family kills her. Daniel Akbari, an Iranian-born lawyer and expert in sharia law, writes that honor killings are not random events, and honor killers are not lone wolves, acting on passion outside of society. Rather, in his book, Honor Killing: A Professional’s Guide, Akbari argues that honor killings are not just condoned, but are demanded by Islamic understandings of women.
Honor killers are often not brought to trial. If they are, sentences have often been lenient. As some courts, under international pressure, have become more strict, killers have found new approaches. One approach might be called “honor suicide.” The family informs the prospective victim that she must end her life. In 2006, a 17-year-old Turkish girl received a text to her phone from her uncle. He instructed her to kill herself. Some girls are locked in rooms with rat poison, a pistol, or a rope. Another approach is to assign the task to the youngest male in the family, on the assumption that courts are less willing to sentence young boys to lengthy prison terms. Families may be reluctant to kill, but the surrounding community’s “social pressure and incessant gossip” drive them to do it.
Not just families, but entire polities acting on sharia law punish women for being victims of sexual assault. In October, 2008, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, a 13-year-old Somali girl, was stoned to death for being raped by three armed men. A nineteen-year-old Saudi girl was raped fourteen times by seven men. In 2007, she was sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail. “Up to 80 per cent of women in Pakistan’s jails are charged under rules that penalize rape victims. But hardliners have vetoed an end to the Islamic laws,” Dan McDougall wrote in 2006.
Female genital mutilation is practiced by some, but not all, Muslims in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. Various Islamic scriptures support FGM. The process, which ranges from nicks to the clitoris to its complete excision, and removal of labia and sewing up of a female’s external genital opening, astounds non-Muslims.
Approximately ninety percent of women in Egypt have undergone FGM. Egyptian physician Dr. Nawal El Saadawi described her own FGM in her book, The Hidden Face of Eve. She was six years old, in bed, when unknown persons broke into her room, grabbed her, threw her on a bathroom floor, spread her thighs apart, and mutilated her. The pain “was like a searing flame that went through my whole body … I saw a red pool of blood around my hips. I did not know what they had cut off from my body … I called out to my mother for help.” Little Nawal tried to summon her mother to rescue her from these fiends; she was horrified to recognize her mother among them. Later, Nawal saw them mutilate her four-year-old sister. “Now we know what it is. Now we know where lies our tragedy. We were born of a special sex, the female sex. We are destined in advance to taste of misery, and to have a part of our body torn away by cold, unfeeling cruel hands.”
Research shows that “religious justification is held to be the strongest argument in favor of FGM.” In other words, people practice FGM because they believe that their religion, Islam, demands it. Communities support FGM by stigmatizing women who have intact genitalia. Hirsi Ali reports that in her native Somalia’s madrassahs, “kinterleey,” “girl with a clitoris,” is a standard insult. “Severe stigmatization of girls and women who have not undergone FGM are well in place.” Any effort to stamp out FGM should focus on convincing Muslims clerics that FGM damages “reproductive health.” Note that this World Health Organization publication does not recommend that Muslim clerics be encouraged to consider how FGM hurts women and girls – only how it hurts potential breeders.
Non-Muslims are confused. How could a father murder his own daughter? How could a mother participate in the mutilation of her daughter?
The answer may be found in one of the justifications for hijab. The sight of women causes men to sin. Women are required to disguise themselves. In the logic of hijab, women caused the rapist to rape. She should have covered herself.
Recently, a Muslim preacher described a Muslima who went out in public in a jilbab, that is a long, loose coat, but allowed her face and her high-heeled shoes to be visible. This exposure, he insisted, “tortured” men, because the sight of her face and her shoes forced those men to think about sex – “even though he didn’t want to…he has to struggle with himself not to look at this woman.”  “All this would be in the book of deeds for this sister.” Allah “would give her a double portion of punishment” in the fires of hell for the thoughts that the men thought when they saw her face and shoes. “She is making these men seduced.” “She is purchasing a ticket for Jahannam,” or hell.
Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali, the Grand Mufti of Australia and New Zealand, preached in a 2006 Ramadan sermon that Australian women raped by Muslim rape gangs are responsible for the rapes. “If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street … and the cats come and eat it … whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat? … The uncovered meat is the problem. … If she was in her room in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred … the responsibility falls ninety per cent of the time on the woman. Why? Because she possesses the weapon of enticement.”
During the New Year’s celebrations of 2015/16, thousands of women and girls throughout Western Europe were sexually assaulted by Muslim men. A Cologne imam, Sami Abu-Yusuf, said that the sexually assaulted women were the guilty parties. “If they’re half-naked and wearing perfume, it’s not surprising that such things would happen … It’s not surprising that the men attacked them. Dressing up like that is like pouring oil into the fire.”
In citing perfume, the cleric echoes Mohammed himself, who said, “She is an adulteress, as she provokes the lusts of men with her perfume and compels them and whoever else to look at her.” Note the word “compel.” She, the woman, is responsible for men’s behavior. She forced men to sin by wearing perfume. These are not ancient ideas; they are the foundation of sharia law. Men, on the other hand, are allowed to wear strong scents.
Even little girls possess the weapon of enticement. In Iran, compulsory hijab begins at age 7. Hashim Almidini, an Iraqi-born Australian, featured a hijab tutorial created by an Australian cleric using his little daughter as a model. The silent, shamed daughter appears to be six years old. The cleric, though living in Australia, says that Western culture, lead by Satan, is “invading” Muslims. “Western norms” are Satan’s tool. Hijab is the key battleground between Muslims and hell. The cleric blasts his daughter for showing her neck, her earlobes, and her sock-less ankles.
In January, 2019 news broke of a Malaysian textbook that warns nine-year-old girls to wear hijab to protect the “modesty of their genitals” lest they be sexually assaulted, rejected by their friends, and bring shame onto their families. The textbook includes an image of a young girl seated in a chair, her head in her hands as she slumps in shame. Azrul Mohd Kalib posted this image from the textbook on twitter, and commented, “Not only does this put the responsibility of preventing sexual harassment solely on the shoulders of a girl, it also implies that she had it coming!” She had it coming: that’s the whole idea.
5.) In the logic of hijab, women without hijab are begging to be sexually assaulted.
If wearing hijab communicates that a woman is virtuous, godly, and chaste, lack of hijab communicates that a woman is begging to be sexually assaulted. Egyptian-born Dina Torkia is a successful Muslima fashion and beauty blogger. She lives in the UK with her Pakistani husband. In late 2018, she stopped wearing hijab. On January 1, 2019, she posted a video of herself reading social media messages she received in response to her decision. Reading the messages took forty-eight minutes. Again and again, one theme repeats: she removed hijab because she wants to be sexually assaulted. “Dina didn’t get banged enough when she was young. Now she’s opening up sexually.” “U took the hijab off next time sure would be cock riding or a porn star,” “YOU ARE A HOE,” “The choice you made is welcoming you to the cock carousel, slut.”
Samin, an Iranian activist, created an animation to support those resisting compulsory hijab. “Girls are forced to be liars … you censor yourself when you put it on” but, “If you don’t wear hijab, they think you are a whore.”
Mostly Muslim grooming gangs have been raping, torturing, and sexually enslaving British girls for several decades. One asks how grown men, husbands and fathers themselves, could commit such hideous crimes against little girls, some of whom they killed. Daniel Akbari explains. “For their entire lives these men have been taught that the women who do not wear a hijab and show skin are like whores … They also assume that only Muslim women who follow sharia rules for women’s dress and conduct, wear a hijab, lower their gaze, do not laugh or eat in public, and do not go out of the house without their unmarriageable kin men escorting them deserve respect.”
Indeed, a girl who was abused by a grooming gang said that hijab was used as justification for their abuse of her. “As a teenager, I was taken to various houses and flats above takeaways in the north of England, to be beaten, tortured and raped over one hundred times. I was called a ‘white slag’ and ‘white c- – -‘ as they beat me. They made it clear that because I was a non-Muslim, and not a virgin, and because I didn’t dress ‘modestly’, that they believed I deserved to be ‘punished’.”
6.) Hijab limits women’s entire lives, not just what they wear.
Islam demands that “hijab of the clothes should be accompanied by hijab of the eyes, hijab of the heart, hijab of thought and hijab of intention. It also includes the way a person walks, the way a person talks, the way he/she behaves, etc.”
Many Muslims interpret hijab as including the command that women not leave their homes. Koran 33:33 commands, “stay in your homes and do not go about displaying your allurements.” Islamic Studies Info teaches, “woman’s real sphere of activity is her home … she should come out of the house only in case of a genuine need.”
In her book, In the Land of the Blue Burkas, author Kate McCord describes her life lived in intimate contact with Afghan women who wear sky-blue burqas that cover them from head to foot. Afghanistan is frequently cited as one of the worst countries on earth to be a woman. The suicide rate for women is shockingly high. Some families raise their daughters as sons, until puberty forces them to assume female roles. And, of course, some desperate boys are groomed to be girls, to serve as male prostitutes.
One Afghan woman described to McCord why she would not dare to sing, even within the confines of her own home, surrounded not only by the house walls, but also courtyard walls. “‘If a woman sings and a man hears her, he will think her voice is beautiful and will lust after her. Maybe he will be on the street separated by the wall or in a neighbor’s aouli [courtyard]. Maybe he will never see the woman who sings, but he hears her voice. If that happens, he will want her. The sin is hers. She will be punished. That’s why a woman should never sing, even in her own aouli.’ The women in that gathering agreed unanimously. It’s a great sin for a woman to allow a man to hear her sing.”
The conviction that women’s voices engender sin is not a “long ago, far away” concept. Modern Muslims living in the West discuss, online, the female voice as a source of fitna. Linda Sarsour’s voice is allowed to be heard only as long as she is bashing the kufar. Were Sarsour’s voice ever used to support the White Wednesday activists in Iran, or potential victims of honor killings, Sarsour would face the same death threats as Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
7.) Many Muslims understand hijab’s secondary function as proselytizing for Islam.
Hijab is assessed as an effective way to carry out the Allah-given mission: to spread Islam to all people until no deity is worshipped save Allah (al-Bukhari 8:387). Islam is spread through jihad, but also through “da’wah,” or proselytizing. In the article aptly titled, “Hijab Activism,” Shaema Imam writes that, “With Hijab, every public moment becomes Dawa.” Clothing is used “to demonstrate what groups they belong to … The Ummah must cultivate a distinct identity.”
In her article, “The Hijab as Da’wah,” Dr. Aisha Hamdan writes, “Many scholars agree that the only reason a Muslim may live in a non-Muslim country is to conduct dawah and bring people to the true religion … In America, where Islam is the fastest growing religion (alhumdullilah), many people are coming to know what this head covering really signifies … The hijab, in effect, is an amazingly powerful tool for dawah … Once a woman begins to wear hijab she completes a large portion of her responsibility for dawah … Each time that she goes to the grocery store, the library, to work, to school, or to any other public place, she is spreading the magnificent message of Islam.” One must do this because non-Muslims “are being deluded by Satan and following paths to destruction.”
A recent convert to Islam wrote that hijabis “are a walking billboard for your religion … You could be helping open someone’s mind to submitting.”
In a March 8, 2018 post asking, “Why do Muslim Women Actually Wear the Hijab?” Saulat Pervez wrote, “Conspicuous in their head-coverings, these women have become ambassadors of the Islamic faith.”
Misbah Awan wrote in the Huffington Post that “wearing the hijab is a form of dawah … They are targeting … especially youth … It helps to avoid linking Muslims with 9/11 and terrorism. It provides a way of bringing light and warm-hearted thoughts into young minds.”
8.) Hijab is kept in place with violence, terror, and intimidation.
Many hijabis insist, stridently, that they don’t need to be liberated by anyone, and that hijab is their personal choice. This is no doubt true. What is also true is that hijab is kept in place through violence, terror, and intimidation. No one can ever know if any given hijabi is a hijabi because of her own choice.
Hijab is mandated by law in Saudi Arabia and Iran. In other countries, hijab is kept in place with varying degrees of social pressure, always culminating in death. In Egypt, street harassment of women is routine. In Iran, there have been numerous acid attacks in the midst of calls for punishment of “badly veiled” women.
Aqsa Parvez’s father killed her over hijab in Canada in 2007. She was sixteen. Bina, a 21-year-old wife, mother, and Iranian immigrant to Sweden, was killed in 2016 by her husband because she stopped wearing hijab. “‘He thought that other people were making fun of him – it was a matter of honor,’ said a close friend … a family member said, ‘We came here far from oppression, but some people have difficulty living freely.’ After he murdered her, Bina’s husband put a hijab on her face and neck.” In 2017, a fifteen-year-old Iraqi victim of an honor killing was beheaded. A hijab was wrapped around her decapitated head, which had been thrown into a garbage can.  
Turkish-born, 23-year-old Hatun Surucu, the mother of a little boy, once in Berlin, Germany, “discarded her Islamic head scarf.” To her family, “such behavior represented the ultimate shame – the embrace of ‘corrupt’ Western ways.” Hatun was murdered by family members who conspired in her murder, and who said of her, “The whore lived like a German.” Her youngest brother, 18, bragged of the murder.
In 2009, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Mohammad Shafia murdered his three daughters Zainab, Sahar, Geeti – all teens – and Rona, one of his wives. As Michael Friscolanti put it, “the Shafia sisters were caught in the ultimate culture clash, living in Canada but not allowed to be Canadian. They were expected to behave like good Muslim daughters, to wear the hijab and marry a fellow Afghan. And when they rebelled against their father’s ‘traditions’ and ‘customs’ – covertly at first, then for all the community to see – the shame became too much to bear. Only a mass execution … could wash away the stain of their secret boyfriends and revealing clothes.”
All of these murders, and thousands of others like them, are part of a cultural pattern: honor killings justified with reference to a woman’s refusal to wear hijab. For every such honor killing that occurs, there are millions that never happen, but that are hinted at to rebellious daughters, sisters, and wives. You don’t want to end up like so-and-so.
9.) Hijab is not intended to, nor does it, create a worldview where women’s individuality is valued apart from their physical attractiveness, or where women are seen as anything other than wives, mothers, and whores, all designed to please men, but capable of damning men.
In a January 7, 2016 Daily Show appearance, Muslim activist Dalia Moghed insisted that hijab teaches Muslim women to focus on their own individuality beyond their ability sexually to attract men. That is not the purpose for hijab stated in foundational scriptures. Koran 24:31 advises women wearing hijab not to allow their ornaments to make noise as they walk. That is, it is assumed that a woman in hijab is fully bejeweled underneath her cover. Anyone who has spent any time with hijabis knows that they enter the gender-mixed rooms of parties cloaked in shapeless black from head to foot, but once they are in the area reserved for women, they remove their hijabs to reveal that underneath they are dressed in fashions worthy of the hottest runway. At such parties, women dance competitively with and for other women. The dances are undeniably erotic. YouTube features endless tutorials for hijabis on how to look hot even in hijab. These videos have millions of eager fans who lavish praise on hot hijabi YouTube stars. See for example hereherehere, and here. Linda Sarsour, America’s most famous hijabi, is never seen without a full face of makeup.
Hijab manufacturers do not market their products as promoting women’s gender-free individuality, but rather as beautiful complements to their physical appearance. One hijab manufacturer says, “In order to build a world where women have beautiful options for every occasion, we’ve designed the standard of luxury for hijab. Crafted from the finest pure silk, tulle and lace opulently adorned with bespoke embellishments, this collection channels timeless elegance.” Hijab customers praise their hijabs based on how attractive they are. “Navy is a color I always need with my floral dresses and patterned shirts,” and “Beautiful color – Perfect for Fall/Winter!! It goes wonderfully with my dark skin tone and adds elegance to any outfit,” and “Such a chic sophisticated color.”
Too, Muslim men are quite capable of objectifying women in complete hijab. Dancers at Arab parties may be covered from head to foot, but still required to perform what some call “Arab twerking,” a dance that involves highly suggestive movements with the hips and buttocks. Women in full, state-mandated cover have been sexually harassed in Saudi Arabia, including by men who follow them on the street and grab their breasts, buttocks, and groin. Videos of this harassment has been posted to YouTube and sparked public discussion. The Mosque Me Too movement has generated hundreds of accounts of Muslimas being groped, fondled, and violated in the most sacred of spaces, including during the haj. One survivor wrote, “When I visited the Jama Masjid in Delhi, the man lending modest robes to women touched my breasts.” Another, “I was ten years old and I thought my sister was gripping my hips as not to lose me in the huge crowd after jumaa prayer. But my sister was next to me and those turned out not to be my sister’s hands.” Another, “It’s a terrible situation when you are in a mosque, in front of the kaaba, where you should feel the closest to God, and the worst thing happens.”
Hijab has not solved the problem of the sexual objectification and exploitation of women. It was not designed to.
10.) Hijab’s defenders deploy cultural relativism selectively and inaccurately to shield hijab from critique.
It’s just like a nun’s habit,” they say. No, it’s not. Any given nun, from any era, violates several of the criteria for hijab. One can see her face and her hands, one can discern the outline of her form, and one can not only hear her voice, but her voice steers her church. Hildegard von Bingen, Teresa of Avila, Mothers Teresa and Angelica, and Wendy Beckett clearly did not obey hijab’s dictates about remaining silently at home, submissive to their earthly spouse. Too, there is no Catholic analog to acid attacks to force women to become nuns.
“It’s just a piece of cloth,” they say. The Confederate flag is also just a piece of cloth. We must bring the same awareness, honesty, and courage to discussion of hijab that we bring to discussion of the Confederate flag. This discussion is not Islamophobic, any more than discussion of the Confederate flag is “Confederacy-phobic.” I speak not for, but with, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Masih Alinejad, and my beloved friend Aisha, who, in spite of the safe house that gave her temporary shelter, in the end, ended up losing so very much that she has never redeemed. The heartbreak – and love – I feel for this rebellious Muslima informs every word of this article. To my liberal friends I say, please expand your concept of “diversity” to include invisible, silenced women you will never meet –  the nameless fifteen-year-old Iraqi girl whose head, wrapped in a hijab, was tossed in a garbage can, Hatun Surucu, the Turkish mother whose relatives called her a whore, and my beloved friend Aisha.
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Danusha Goska is the author of God through Binoculars
Danusha Goska is the author of Save Send DeleteBieganski, and God through Binoculars.


Following the New Zealand mosque attacks in Christchurch, mosque leader Ahmed Bhamji claimed at the “Love Aotearoa, Hate Racism” rally that Mossad (Israel’s national intelligence agency) was behind the NZ shooting, and that local Jewish businesses were funding terrorist Brenton Tarrant. Since Ahmed Bhamji is a prominent Muslim leader, and even hosted Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at his Masjid e Umar, shouldn’t New Zealand Muslims and especially Prime Minister Ardern be publicly condemning Bhamji’s statements?
David Wood discusses the issue.

Ex-Muslims Silenced after New Zealand Mosque Attack 

(David Wood)

Following the New Zealand mosque attacks in Christchurch, critics of Islam are being blocked, banned, and de-platformed. For instance, ex-Muslim Armin Navabi, founder of Atheist Republic, recently had his talk at Mount Royal University in Calgary canceled due to complaints after the NZ shootings. Should universities be silencing critics of Islam? David Wood discusses the issue.


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British authorities are still following leads to track down the source of the cluster of four or five London and Glasgow package bombs that were discovered in the first week of March 2019. A mysterious group calling itself the “New IRA” is reportedly claiming responsibility. That internationally-designated terrorist group has used that “NIRA” name since 2012, and has roots dating back to a split in 1997. The splinter group had rejected the IRA’s declared ceasefire.
But for what purpose were the bombs sent? What could anybody possibly be trying to achieve by this horrible tactic, other than to create terror among random, innocent people? Terror seems to be an irrational act. But it works. And so it continues to be be used as a tactic, precisely because it causes group behavioral modification within the society that it targets. And so then the more that we accommodate the ideology behind the terror, in our hopes to pacify it, the more the terror tactic becomes validated as an effective tool for the terrorist.
Random acts of terror like this are also a model by which Islam gains power. Sahih al-Bukhari (52:220) plainly declares that terror was used by Muhammad, precisely because he recognized it as a winning strategy: “ Allah’s Apostle said… ‘I have been made victorious with terror’. ” A daily glance at the Islamic world shows random bombings and killings, with no apparent purpose. Victims of such Islamic attacks tend to be random and are often dehumanized by the killers as “non-Muslim.” But whether random or targeted, the attacks only prove that killings and terror become part of the Islamic society package, wherever Muslims form a large presence.
In a way, it does not matter precisely that this new group of London attackers, or some others we have had to endure in recent years, are not Muslims. Attackers who use terror as a tool are now often anarchic Leftists, fringe separatists, or kooks. But what we can see is that the tactic of terror used by these groups is like an Islamic attack. And the Islamic attack model has been validated by Muslims for fourteen centuries, because Muhammad used it, and Quranic Allah approved it.
Adherents of any ideology that calls for destruction of the West, or for any minor political cause, will now terrorize and kill crowds of innocents, largely because Muslims before them have terrorized and killed in this random way. Muslims acting in jihad have set the bar of violence expectation lower in the West, for all kinds of sociopathic kooks to copy their methods.
Systemic violence in the Islamic world should warn us on face value that, the more Muslims we bring in from those places, the more jihadis and teachers of Islamic terror we will get among them. And at the same time, the more we accommodate Islam to try to pacify it, the more we validate its tool of terror as effective. And then also, the more copycat kooks we will get, who will more readily adopt the Islamic methods of setting off random, indiscriminate terror bombs and acts of slaughter.
The mass slaughter in Las Vegas was somewhat like that. The purpose, motive, influence and training have never been officially determined, even though Islamic State claimed credit for the operation as its own. But even if Stephen Paddock is never to be clearly linked to ISIS, the prior Islamic State and al Qaeda terror attacks established the concept for such a terrible attack, in its wanton randomness.
So Islam is a wide threat, because each one of its attacks serves as a model for any twisted people who want to do mass damage to our society, for any reason, or for no reason at all. The horrors that we have seen performed by Islamic State will be coming to America, by one group of evil killers or another.
Such random acts of terror may seem inexplicable. But in fact, there are two main ideologies that use such terror, with intent to destroy our society. Their shared goal, after they cause destruction of our society, is to bring conquest.
The first and oldest of those organized forces of destruction is Islam. It is a supremacist ideology of conquest that seeks to bring every person on Earth under its control, based on Quran commands and the “excellent example” that it claims in the life of Muhammad, a conquering warlord.
The second ideology of societal mass destruction is Marxism. That is a pseudo-religious doctrine of Leftist collectivism, whose counterpart to Muhammad is Karl Marx. His bizarre envisioning was of “New Man” communists who would run the means of production by an absence of profitable self-interest, to serve all people in a “final” form of future society. Those mythical humans would be satisfied to subordinate themselves to the needs of the collective. They would somehow come into being after the removal of concentrated private capital from power over control of production.
And to prepare the path for that “New Man” to emerge, Marx viciously attacked humanity’s religions, just as Muhammad had done to build his own ancient cult. Both men clearly recognized that popular faiths were competitive forces of spiritual defense against submission to the cult’s conquest. As total collectives by design, the cults demand submission from all people. But “non-believers” stand in the way. They must be terrorized into submission.
Marx first imagined that the emerging mass industrialization would simply sweep away the capitalists, and then would naturally leave production in the hands of his imaginary new kind of benevolent people. But history soon proved that nothing would sweep away capitalists, except by violent revolution. And so then, ever since mass slaughter was carried out by the Russian Revolution to create the first Communist state, the anarchist agents of Marxist collectivism have wielded terror as a tool.
These twin, pseudo-utopian ideologies share a key premise, which is their need to first take down the existing order of our society. They presume an ability to build their utopia on the wreckage, either bit by bit, or by total revolution. And so, agents of Islam and Marxism will keep trying to intimidate and terrify us. They need to make us feel fear and despair, so that we will cave into their control demands. They can also achieve much of that control without violence, whenever we become simply too passive.
From the Islamic Movement in this century, we have seen Muslims commit unspeakable horrors that were not previously well-known in modern history. In building terror armies, observant Muslims have been massively recruited and easily taught and led into slave-taking, torture and killing, by authoritative imams who have risen to power as respected scholars, with doctorate degrees in Islamic Studies, as graduates of the hundreds of Islamic universities.
In contemporary America and Europe, horrific mass attacks and stealth invasion in the cause of Islam have become standard tactics by the Islamic Movement in our recent decades. If left unchecked, in time, the enlarged and empowered Islamic presence in the West will bring yet higher levels of wreckage, that will begin to rival the atrocities that occur daily within the Islamic Middle East. The doctrine embedded as verses in Quran demands it.
Similarly, from the Marxist Collectivist Movement in the modern era, mass slaughters of tens of millions of subjugated people in far-away lands have been staggering.  But here at home, we have only begun to endure such terrors on a small scale, brought to us by the revolutionary Left. But they are persistent.
In the 1960s, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) plotted the revolutionary overthrow of America. David Horowitz was once a leading member of communist groups like that. Other terror groups like The Weathermen and The Weather Underground (led by later Obama-enablers, Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn) set off bombs in America.
In the 1970s, The Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), a Marxist revolutionary movement, kidnapped billionaire heiress Patty Hearst, and robbed banks to fund their warfare against the system. The Black Panther Party openly carried weapons and engaged in open warfare with police.
In 2011 under Obama, Occupy Wall Street, later expanded as Occupy, caused street chaos which morphed into blocked freeways. In 2014, the Ferguson, Missouri riots set the model for Marxists to organize street chaos by the Left. They have since been followed by the emergence of Antifa, the New Black Panthers, and Black Lives Matter. Other kooks inspired by the Leftist revolutionary cause have assassinated police officers and used other violence to express their own societal hate.
If we fail to maintain vigilance to preserve our Judeo-Christian values and republican foundations, to preserve ethics of individual freedom and responsibility, and our right to earn profit and to skillfully employ our own capital wealth under fair rule by law, then these invasive ideological cancers will replace them.
It is critical that we expose these ideology movements as a dual menace. Otherwise, self-appointed terror agents of the control collectives will become more destructive in our society. Through pressure, force and terror, Islamic jihadis and collectivist Marxists will try to make us desire security above liberty, and to turn to them for control.


They Want to BAN Jesus From the Capitol
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Rep. Stephanie Borowicz’s prayer may have been inappropriate in a setting in which not everyone present was Christian. We have, however, seen many imams say prayers at various legislative bodies that are not non-sectarian, but manifestly Islamic and even condemning of Jews and Christians, while the non-Muslim lawmakers stand with oblivious heads bowed. But “Islamophobic”? This illustrates how absurd charges of “Islamophobia” are, and how any manifestation of faith other than Islam is sometimes seen as offensive to Muslims, as we saw in Uganda in December. All these Democrats who are proclaiming their Christian faith but deploring Rep. Borowicz’s prayer should thus calm Movita Johnson-Harrell’s rage by converting to Islam and thus removing the source of her feelings of offense.
“Muslim Lawmaker Says Prayer in Name of Jesus is Islamophobic,” Todd Starnes, March 26, 2019:
Pennsylvania’s first female Muslim lawmaker in the General Assembly accused a Republican colleague of Islamophobia after she opened a legislative session with a prayer that invoked the name of Jesus Christ.
“Jesus, you are our only hope,” Rep. Stephanie Borowicz prayed. “At the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus, that you are Lord.”
Movita Johnson-Harrell, who was sworn into office after the prayer, said the prayer was “highly offensive to me, my guests, and other members of the House.”
Borowicz delivered the prayer shortly before Movita Johnson-Harrell — the first Muslim woman elected to the General Assembly — was sworn in.
“It blatantly represented the Islamophobia that exists among some leaders — leaders that are supposed to represent the people,” Johnson-Harrell said in a statement published by the Pennsylvania Capital Star. “I came to the Capitol to help build bipartisanship and collaborations regardless of race or religion to enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Commonwealth.”
A number of Democrats, including House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, accused the freshman lawmaker of weaponizing her religion to “intimidate, demean and degrade” Johnson-Harrell.
“Let me be clear. I am a Christian. I spend my Sunday mornings in church worshiping and being thankful for all that I have,” Harris told “But in no way does that mean I would flaunt my religion at those who worship differently than I do. There is no room in our Capitol building for actions such as this, and it’s incredibly disappointing that today’s opening prayer was so divisive.”
So this is the prayer that the Democrats considered to be demeaning, degrading and Islamophobic:
“Jesus, I thank you for this privilege Lord of letting me pray God. That, I, Jesus am your ambassador today. Standing here representing you – the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Great I Am, the One who is coming back again, the one who came, died and rose again on the third day. I’m so privileged to stand here today. So thank you for this honor, Jesus.
“God, for those that came before us like George Washington in Valley Forge and Abraham Lincoln who sought after you in Gettysburg and the Founding Fathers in Independence Hall – Jesus – that sought after you and fasted and prayed for this nation to be founded on your principles and your words and your truths.
“God forgive us. Jesus we’ve lost sight of you. We’ve forgotten you, God, in our country. And we are asking you to forgive us, Jesus. Your promise in your word says if my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek your face and turn from their wicked ways that you’ll heal our land. Jesus, you are our only hope.
“God , I pray for our leaders – Speaker Turzi, Leader Culter, Governor Wolf, President Trump. Lord, thank you that he stands beside Israel unequivocally Lord. Thank you that – Jesus – that we are blessed because we stand by Israel and we ask for the peace of Jerusalem as your word says God.
“We ask that we not be overcome by evil and that we overcome evil with good in this land once again. I claim all these things in the powerful, mighty name of Jesus, at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that you Jesus are lord. In Jesus name Amen.”
In other words, Borowicz prayed the way the Bible commands us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our elected leaders and in the name of Jesus.
But Pennsylvania Democrats were clearly triggered by the name of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Democrat Rep. Margo Davidson shouted “objection” near the end of the lawmaker’s prayer….
_____________________________________________________________ SEE ALSO:  EXCERPT: House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, who insisted that he is a devout Christian, went so far as to suggest that “there is no room in our Capitol building” for so explicitly thanking and dedicating oneself to Jesus.



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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his visit to the White House witnessed President Trump sign a proclamation that the U.S. officially recognizes the Golan Heights as Israeli territory.
Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed it in 1981. This was no different from the situation of many lands that were conquered in war. Israel must keep control over the Golan Heights for its survival.
As President Trump stated:
After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability.
The Golan Heights is Syria’s “only land border with Israel” and has “occasionally been struck by missiles and other forms of fire from Syria in recent years, with Israel retaliating against Syrian and Iranian targets.” Ongoing threats from Syria, Iran and its proxy Hizballah also make it urgent that Israel maintains control over the Golan Heights.
Yet despite these facts, Canada issued a statement that it “does not recognize permanent Israeli control over the Golan Heights,” thus siding with the anti-Israel U.N. and abandoning Israel. In so doing, it is tacitly supporting jihadi interests while hiding behind its self-proclaimed adherence to “international law” as its justification for doing so.
In trying to appease supporters of Israel, Global Affairs added that Canada remains “a steadfast friend” of Israel, saying: “We stand with Israel and support Israel’s right to live in peace and security with its neighbors.” These words give the illusion of support, but standing with Israel means supporting it in its ability to defend itself from obliteration.
Government of Canada, “Statement on the Golan Heights,” Global Affairs Canada, March 25, 2019:
“In accordance with international law, Canada does not recognize permanent Israeli control over the Golan Heights. Canada’s long-standing position remains unchanged.
“Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law. Any declaration of a unilateral border change goes against the foundation of the rules-based international order.
“Canada is a steadfast friend of Israel. We stand with Israel and support Israel’s right to live in peace and security with its neighbours.”





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This paints a large target on their backs, and may ensure, since they are clueless and cowardly dhimmis, that they will fall into line with Erdogan’s plans.
“Erdoğan calls some EU politicians ‘enemies of Islam,’” SCF, March 25, 2019:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused EU politicians Kati Piri, Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn of being enemies of Islam while criticizing a recent report adopted by the EU in favor of the official freeze of the membership process with Turkey, according to Turkish media reports on Friday.
During a recent interview on the pro-government Ülke TV, Erdoğan was asked about remarks by Piri, the Turkey rapporteur for the European Parliament (EP), against the conversion of the Hagia Sophia in İstanbul into a mosque.
In response, he said: “There is no need to talk about that woman in the EP, anyway. Let’s not spread her propaganda. … They advise [the EU] to stop accession talks with us. I wish they had done such a thing and stopped the accession talks. Our foreign minister made the necessary explanations at the meeting there to [EU foreign affairs chief] Mogherini, then to that woman [Piri] and to the Austrian [Hahn], to all of them. But they are not honest, they are not sincere. We should not forget this: We are Muslims and they are enemies of Islam.”…



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March 21st, 2019
There is a deep-rooted heresy that is gaining momentum in the Evangelical church today. The heresy is born out of Black Liberation Theology — a theology popularized by James Cone that encourages blacks to use their religion to seek “liberation” from various forms of political, economic, and social oppression. This sinister theology actually disguises the gospel with a false gospel of works and self-atonement for generational sins. Two of its most prominent adherents in mainstream Evangelicalism today are Thabiti Anyabwile and Anthony Bradley.

Slave Reparations a Key Tenet Liberation Theology Movement

Slave Reparations is one of the key tenets of this movement. Oddly enough, it has gained a lot of traction, not just from blacks, but from many of the progressive white Evangelicals through liberal outlets such as The Gospel Coalition. Proponents of this movement strongly believe that blacks in America today suffer economically and socially because of slavery. I should note that it is not far-fetched to cede that historically, blacks in America have been mistreated. But where the serious error in their theology occurs is at the point they lay the guilt and the blame not just on an entire ethnic group — white people — but the multi-generational descendants of white people.
Thabiti Anyabwile recently posted a Twitter thread where he actually stated that by implementing a system of reparations in America, white people can be freed from their guilt.

Liberation Movement Built on False Premise

The Liberation Theology movement is built on the premise that man is basically good and deserves good. It is actually a subtle form of the prosperity gospel. Proponents of this movement believe that they deserve equality, not of just opportunity, but of outcome in the economic and social spectrum. This is antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The true gospel actually teaches that no one is good and all deserve Hell (Romans 3:10-12). As stated above, the proponents of this movement teach that reparations are a necessary component of forgiveness and freedom from guilt.
Anyabwile, Bradley, and so many others have repeatedly tried to make the case that not only are blacks suffering today, but they are suffering because of continued oppression at the hands of white people. What they fail to understand, however, is that biblical suffering and biblical poverty are completely different than most anything that can be compared to in America today. In fact, homeless people living in the streets of America’s cities have it much better than the poor and suffering described in the Scriptures — and even around the world today. If Bradley and Anyabwile were honest, they would acknowledge this fact. But it doesn’t fit into their theology.

Liberation Theology Encourages Unforgiveness and Self-Entitlement

One of the key tenets of the true gospel of Jesus Christ is to die to yourself and live for Christ. You no longer belong to the world, you no longer seek the things of the world, but you built your treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-21). But the gospel of reparations and generational guilt by proponents like Anaybwile and Bradley encourage people to harbor enmity with others — especially those they perceive as having wronged them in some way.
They teach unequivocally that all white people — by the very virtue of having white skin — are guilty of the sins of white slave-owners in the past. They have relentlessly pushed this narrative. They also teach that by the very virtue of being white, one is “privileged” in our society and unless one opposes this privilege, one is guilty.
Does racism exist? Yes. There is no denying that. It does exist on both sides, but nobody denies that historically, blacks have been the victims of racism in America. That is not the argument. The argument they make, however, is that because one is white, one benefits from the racism of others, both past, and present, and is, therefore, guilty by proxy, regardless of personal involvement.
This, of course, is heresy. It is nowhere taught in the New Testament that one is guilty of another person’s sins simply because they may or may not have indirectly benefited from it at some point. The New Testament teachings of Christ are clear that the guilt of sin lays in the hands of the sinner. We’re all guilty of enough sins to separate us eternally from Christ, we really don’t need the added weight of sins we did not commit.
This idea serves only to create division between people — that unless a white person accepts responsibility for a sin he did not commit, and make restitution for it, there can be no reconciliation. And if you don’t know what the Scriptures say about people who cause divisions, see Romans 16:17.

Reparations Theology Teaches a False Atonement

As stated above, the proponents of this movement teach that reparations are a necessary component of forgiveness and freedom from guilt. Jemar Tisby, another major player in this movement, Jemar Tisby, said “Christians who genuinely want to atone for any personal acts of racism must focus on dismantling racial inequality as it persists across systems and society,” and also suggested that white people could participate in reparations not only by “writing checks to random black people,” but also by supporting his ministry.
The Bible does teach that we should make restitution to people that we have wronged in some way. But the Bible does not teach that generational descendants are responsible for making restitution to other generational descendants of the person wronged.
I make no qualms about my position. These men are introducing a completely new gospel to the Evangelical church, and sadly, many have bought into it. If these men are truly concerned about racial reconciliation — which all Christians should be — they should be focusing on the cross of Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins, and stop causing division in the body by shooting blame at an ethnic group for sins they have not committed.
by Jeff Maples
(Publisher’s Comment: Our Lord Jesus said: “Many false prophets shall arise and deceive many [Mt 24:11}.  Paul said, ” But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Ga 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. {Ga :8,9}
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How Democrats are taking the economy hostage 

to protect illegal aliens

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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism
When Barack Obama implemented his unilateral amnesty for illegal aliens who claimed to have entered this country before the age of sixteen, the illegally amnestied illegals qualified for many benefits.
One of these were FHA loans.
FHA loans are government-backed mortgages meant for poorer Americans unable to qualify for normal mortgages. Democrat abuse of the FHA helped lead to the Great Recession and in the years afterward, FHA insured loans hit losses of $70 billion. By 2012, the FHA was $16 billion in the hole and had to be bailed out. The delinquency rate for FHA loans is still more than three times higher than normal loans, and depending on the period, have hovered between 8% and 14%. Time to bring in the illegal aliens.
When Obama illegally implemented DACA, a program exempting certain illegal aliens from government action, they were also allowed to apply for FHA loans. How many illegal aliens obtained FHA loans?
In December, a letter from three Senate Democrats claimed that HUD barred “approximately 800,000 individuals approved for DACA from FHA-insured mortgage loans”. This refers to the total number of DACA illegal aliens and it’s unknown how many of them have obtained FHA loans in past years.
Ellie Mae’s millennial tracker estimated that the average size of an FHA loan to millennials is $186,454. Potential exposure to illegal alien mortgages could then climb as improbably high as $150 billion.
It’s unknown how many illegal aliens have taken out FHA loans, but some media stories have cited loan officers for whom illegal alien FHA loans represent a significant percentage of their business.
The Trump administration has applied the brakes to this avalanche of taxpayer-insured mortgages to illegal aliens. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had begun notifying lenders that the FHA was no longer in the illegal alien mortgage business. The reasons were common sense. DACA illegal aliens, or in media spin, DREAMERs, were not legal residents and weren’t being legalized.
Under Obama, FHA rules had been bent so far backward that people who were not only non-citizens, not only non-permanent residents, but weren’t even legally here, were having taxpayers guarantee their mortgages. Not only hadn’t the Democrats learned anything from the Great Recession, they were determined to make the irresponsible behavior of the FHA a decade ago seem sober and sensible.
And they aren’t giving up.
The December letter by Senator Menendez, who had recently been on trial for corruption charges, Senator Booker, on whose watch the $100 million poured into Newark public schools dissipated, and Senator Cortez-Mastro, who had been accused of taking dirty money, claimed to be, “appalled that the Trump Administration would exploit a federal government program to deny Dreamers an opportunity of owning their own home.” But it was the Democrats who had exploited a federal government program meant for poor Americans to benefit not only foreigners, but illegal aliens with no right to be here.
The letter by the three Senator Democrats falsely claimed that President Trump was targeting a “portion of the American public”, when in fact illegal aliens are not part of the American public. They demanded, “sound and unambiguous legal reasoning” for the move. The sound and unambiguous reasoning would be that illegal aliens are not legally resident in the United States and therefore do not qualify for loans.
Much of the furor over FHA loans for illegal aliens was stirred up by Dani Hernandez, an underwriter for NewCastle Home Loans. NewCastle in Chicago markets aggressively to DACA illegal aliens, declaring, “Don’t let the political climate worry you. DACA recipients are eligible to buy a home.” It also assures the illegal aliens that they can qualify for FHA loans and it “specializes in working with DACA recipients.”
Prospective FHA borrowers are also informed that they can get a loan with a credit score as low as 500 and a 50% debt-to-income ratio.
The illegal alien mortgage business, built on the backs of American taxpayers, is obviously profitable. But it’s also a silent nuclear weapon threatening mass destruction of the economy in case of deportations.
The more illegal aliens end up with FHA loans, and as those FHA loans are turned into Ginnie Mae Mortgage Backed Securities, deporting DACA illegal aliens would risk mass defaults on FHA loans which are backed by American taxpayers. Quite a few Ginnie Mae bonds are being held by Japan and China.
That’s why HUD’s move of stopping the flow of FHA loans to illegal aliens is so vital and important.
Not only do FHA loans endanger our economic security, they also endanger our national security. Their very existence serves as political leverage to prevent the government from enforcing the law. Every illegal alien mortgage not only robs American taxpayers, but puts them at risk of even worse losses.
And considering the role of mortgage-backed securities in the Great Recession, the threat is real.
However, HUD has carefully avoided taking a clear position to prevent the inevitable lawsuits and overrides by Obama and Clinton judges embedded in the federal judiciary. Instead, HUD officials have successfully warned off many lenders by creating ambiguity about the status of DACA FHA loans.
The riskier illegal alien FHA loans appear, the more irresponsible taking them on will seem. And lenders will be aware of the shadow of the “False Claims Act” hanging overhead if they bite on illegal loans.
This is far from an ideal solution. But it’s an understandable response by a crippled executive branch that has had its legal powers stripped from it by Democrat activists operating under the guise of judges.
But taxpayer-backed mortgages for illegal aliens are only the tip of the tottering FHA iceberg that President Trump needs to begin shutting down to avoid another recession caused by bad loans.
FHA loans to non-citizens are also extended to non-permanent residents and even to “refugees”. The Office of Refugee Resettlement had even been promoting Freddie Mac’s Islamic Sharia-compliant mortgages for Muslim “refugees”. Foreigners here under Temporary Protected Status, a category that the Trump administration has begun winding down, are also potentially eligible for FHA loans.
The FHA is deeply dangerous and troubled. It is in desperate need of reform.
American taxpayers have long been exploited by the FHA as a piggy bank to pay off Democrat voters. But DACA FHA loans have taken this a step further by taking the economy hostage for illegal aliens.
The FHA loan was created to serve Americans. If it is to continue to exist, it should only serve Americans.
There has never been any reason given why the United States government should be extending its credit on behalf of foreigners, whether they are residents, temporary workers or, let alone, illegal aliens.
The risk of such loans has been rolled into the overall risk for Americans. And the buck was passed.
The artificial stimulation of the housing market isn’t reason enough for the government to be putting the economy at risk and taxpayers on the hook for the illegal aliens whom Democrats hope to turn into voters. DACA was an illegal policy. FHA loans for DACA recipients piles illegality on illegality.
American taxpayers should be let off the hook for illegal alien mortgages before the cost grows too high.


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There appears to be a very deep hostility to Christianity among certain officials of the UK Home Office. What might be their background and perspective? They may be Muslims, of course, but they may also be Leftists who despite their own nation and heritage and wouldn’t ever dare say the slightest critical word about Islam.
“‘Your faith is half-hearted’: Second Iranian Christian had his asylum application rejected by the Home Office after saying ‘Jesus could not protect him from the Iranian regime’, lawyer claims,” by Rory Tingle, Mailonline, March 24, 2019:
The Home Office is facing more questions about its attitude towards Christian asylum seekers amid claims it rejected another Iranian man’s application to move to Britain by telling him, ‘your belief in Jesus is half-hearted’.
There was outrage this week after it emerged a convert was refused asylum in 2016 because an official said his conversion from Islam was ‘inconsistent’ with his suggestion Christianity was a peaceful religion – by highlighting violent passages from the Bible.
Now immigration caseworker Nathan Stevens, who exposed the first case, has said another Iranian he worked with had his application rejected after an official criticised him for admitting Jesus could not protect him from his country’s tyrannical regime.
Mr Stevens posted a comment from the refusal on Twitter, which read: ‘You affirmed in your AIR [Asylum Interview Record] that Jesus is your saviour, but then claimed that He would not be able to save you from the Iranian regime. It is therefore considered that you have no conviction in your faith and your belief in Jesus is half-hearted.’…


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Rejecting Islamic anti-Semitism and its normalization. This is good to see. Omar ought to be under fire for appearing for Hamas-linked CAIR. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s co-founder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. CAIR’s Hussam Ayloush in 2017 called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. CAIR’s national outreach manager is an open supporter of Hamas. But the Democrats wouldn’t dream of challenging her over this.
“Protesters in Woodland Hills Rally Outside Event Featuring Rep. Ilhan Omar,” Associated Press, March 23, 2019:
Hundreds of protesters rallied outside an event where a congresswoman spoke to a Muslim-American civil rights group.
The demonstrators were protesting the presence Saturday of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota at the fundraising event for the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles….
The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the protesters lined a sidewalk area outside the Hilton hotel in Woodland Hills, waving Israeli flags. A smaller group of counter-protesters held up signs in support of Omar.


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Definition of Enneagram: System of spiritual psychology based on an ancient Sufi [Islamic mysticism] typology of nine personality types or primary roles with the recognition of one’s type tantamount to a spiritual awakening” from Alternative Health Dictionary


Recently, Lighthouse Trails has received numerous inquiries from readers about the Enneagram because of it being used in their churches or by Christians with whom they are acquainted. Below, we are posting some various items we have on file regarding the Enneagram. We hope they provide enough information to cause any believer to stay away from the Enneagram (or to at least do further research before utilizing it). The first item is a letter to the editor we received a couple years ago that will help illustrate the problem.

Dear Lighthouse Trails:

I wanted to write and share with you yet another example of church leadership embracing New Age methods. Recently, an acquaintance on Facebook posted a link to an Enneagram chart happily reporting her number and encouraging others to contact her if they want to know more about the Enneagram. What concerned me the most is that this acquaintance is the wife of a pastor of a young, but rapidly growing church in our area. Though not familiar with the Enneagram, I knew it likely had mystic / New Age origins by its very description. It broke my heart that a pastor’s wife would encourage such a thing. A day after her post, and after researching it for myself, I reached out to her privately warning her of its roots. I encouraged this pastor’s wife that God’s Word is enough and then hoped for a gracious response.

Her response was quick and indeed gracious, but defended their use of the Enneagram by explaining how they have looked at several resources tying what the Enneagram reveals back to the Gospel and that they were using it much like the Myers-Briggs or other personality type system to learn more about each other in order to build one another up.

Sadly, that is how so many of these New Age ideas enter even the conservative church. Someone somewhere at some point put a Christian spin on such an idea, wraps it up in attractive packaging, and tags it “christian.” And the young, hip, “relevant” pastors / leaders gobble it up. All discernment thus goes out the window. For the discerner, it is both sad and frustrating.

I did reply back to my acquaintance and gently yet firmly challenged her that if they were indeed just using the Enneagram as a personality test such as the Myers-Briggs, why not then just use the Myers-Briggs? Why use something that opens up the door to other mystic / occult type practices that seekers or young-in-faith believers might choose to explore?

She never replied back.

This is yet another reminder of how Satan is the master of deceit and confusion. What better way to continue to destroy the church by “innocently” introducing things that seem otherwise “harmless”? Both leaders and lay people need to be courageous at speaking up and warning others about such practices and reject them unequivocally. 
Sincerely ___________

The following is an excerpt of an article written by Mike Oppenheimer:

Enneagram claims to be an entry point for deep personal healing and renewal. Enneagram is a psychological and spiritual system for a higher consciousness. We are told it will help us understand the personality types and the differences in each other which should reduce unnecessary conflicts (transforming one into a more tolerant person). We can transform our habits by being our own observer in  how we think and go from unconscious behavior to conscious behavior. This is done through a series of probing questions called a PERSONALITY PROFILE questionnaire where one learns what his or her type is.
The Enneagram symbol is a nine-pointed, star-like figure. The nine lines comprise a perfect triangle and a twisted hexagon contained within a circle. This is a New Age type mandala, a mystical gateway to personality classification. The drawing is based upon a belief in the mystical properties of the numbers 7 and 3. (source)

Excerpt from an Article by Ed Hird:
Enneagram and the Occult

Gurdjieff’s work led to the formation of the New-Age cult, Arica, founded by his disciple Oscar Ichazo. It was Ichazo and his colleague Claudio Naranjo (an instructor at the Esalen Institute) who together developed the Enneagram in the 1960s as an indicator of personality in its current form.(14) Naranjo merged the Enneagram with 9 of Freud’s 10 personality defense mechanisms….

Barbara Metz, SND, and John Burchill, OP, recommend the Enneagram as a way of engaging in “kything prayer”. Kything Prayer can be done with any other person, present or absent, dead or alive, whose Enneagramic reading ‘moves against your numerical arrows’. The key is to “let your center find itself within the person with whom you are kything” and to “Picture yourself within the [other] person.” An alternative form of Enneagramic kything is to “invite the other person’s spirit into themselves.”(19) One may very well ask how appropriate it is for Christians to be inviting the spirits of the dead into themselves. Does this not slide into occultic channeling/mediumistic practices that are clearly forbidden by Holy Scripture?(20) Is it enough for Enneagram advocates like Jim Scully of Pecos Abbey to say “that ‘occult’ and ‘satanic’ are not synonyms? God told me back in 1979 that the greatest issue facing the Church in the 1990’s would be the deception of inter-faith syncretism. Maybe it is time for us as Anglicans and Christians to truly wake up and repent of our syncretistic mixing of Christ and the occult, of good and evil, of truth and deception, of light and darkness. “Gurdjieff and the Enigmatic Enneagram” by Ed Hird, Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada

An article from The Berean Call

Are You My Type? The Enneagram Catches on with Christians
The Enneagram came to the United States in the 1970s, where it initially caught on among Catholic seminarians and priests and became a tool for spiritual formation.
In its present form, the Enneagram includes nine personality types, or numbers, illustrated by a nine-pointed geometric figure. (The term Enneagram comes from the Greek words meaning “nine” and “drawing” or “figure.”) Each, at its worst, is tied to one of the deadly sins – plus two more traits that have been added in.
A person’s “type” is determined by self-examination; the goal being to better understand oneself – and one’s strengths, weaknesses and tendencies – and those of others.
But it may not be as modern as it sounds, or as alien to the faith as some might fear. In fact, some trace the Enneagram to a fourth-century Christian monk and ascetic named Evagrius, whose teaching later influenced the formation of the seven deadly sins, according to Cron and Stabile. Others detect elements of the Enneagram within Sufism and Judaism. (source)

Marianne Williamson: If I Am President, I Will Take Control of Your Children and Make Them New Agers

By Philip Gray
Course in Miracles promoter, Marianne Williamson, who is running in the 2020 presidential election, has big plans for the children of this country if she is elected. Among other things, part of those plans is to make sure children in American public schools are trained in mindfulness meditation. While tens of thousands of public schools in the U.S. are already teaching children mindfulness meditation, no doubt, with a New Age president, every school would be including it.

As president, I would advocate for the following: Mindfulness training in the schools.—Marianne Williamson, 2019 (source)

Williamson also promises to advocate for “universal pre-K.” This would help make sure that children as young as 3 and 4 would be placed into the public school system. Advocates of universal pre-K believe they need more time with America’s children and want to get their hands on them much earlier than 5 or 6 (Kindergarten).
Parents beware. If Marianne Williamson (or another candidate with her “values,”) becomes president, this country’s children will be at even greater risk than they are now. And you can be sure, she will not be advocating for homeschooling families.
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The Significance of Understanding Leonard Sweet’s 
“More Magnificent Way of Seeing Christ”

LTRP Note: Over the past few decades, a number of New Age sympathizers have had a significant influence in the evangelical church. One of the chief is Methodist author, speaker, and teacher Leonard Sweet. Sweet openly calls the Father of the New Age Movement—the late Jesuit priest Teilhard de Chardin—“twentieth-century Christianity’s major voice.” Sweet also teaches the foundational New Age doctrine that God is “in” everyone and everything—that God is embedded in all creation. Brought forward and popularized by Rick Warren, Leonard Sweet and his New Age sympathies have not been adequately addressed by today’s pastors and church leaders. A look on Sweet’s website shows he has partnered with numerous popular figures such as Brian McLaren, Mark Batterson (Circle Maker), Erwin McManus, Mark Driscoll, Frank Viola, and Karen Swallow Prior (professor at Liberty University). The following booklet by Warren Smith reveals the “New Age Christianity” that Leonard Sweet has helped to bring into the church.

By Warren B. Smith
To survive in postmodern culture, one has to learn to speak out of both sides of the mouth.1—Leonard Sweet

Who is Leonard Sweet?

Leonard Sweet is an ordained Methodist minister who is presently the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He is also a visiting distinguished professor at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. On his various websites, he is described as a “scholar of American culture” who has authored over 60 books and 200 articles and has published over 1500 sermons. A “Phi Beta Kappa graduate,” he is a “frequent speaker at national and international conferences, state conventions, pastor’s schools, retreats” and “serves as a consultant to many of America’s denominational leaders and agencies.” Descriptive terms such as “distinguished,” “most influential,” “widely quoted,” “highly sought after,” and “the Picasso of Preaching” give visitors to his website the distinct impression that this is a man they should definitely pay attention to. And many people are doing just that.
Day-to-day believers may or may not be familiar with Leonard Sweet, but many in Christian leadership are very familiar with this self-described “semiotician.” According to his website, a semiotician is someone who “sees things the rest of us do not see and dreams possibilities that are beyond most of our imagining.” And as a “cultural futurist” and “Christ follower,” he seems to be very comfortable assuming the role of a postmodern prophet who provides hip observations of what is and what will be. His mission is to help the church become more culturally relevant in the 21st century. However, as he attempts to walk the narrow line between the Gospel and the world, he frequently walks over that line into the false teachings of the New Age/New Spirituality. When he does, legitimate questions need to be raised about what he is doing.
In June 2010, Sweet became the object of a swirling controversy, and his name suddenly disappeared from the list of scheduled speakers at a National Worship Conference taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The controversy centered around the New Age implications of many of the quotes and teachings found in his 1991 book Quantum Spirituality: A Post Modern Apologetic. Prior to the conference, a number of people were starting to ask pertinent questions about Sweet and what he was teaching. In my 2009 book A “Wonderful” Deception, I wrote three chapters on Leonard Sweet and the obvious New Age implications of what he was teaching. In the first chapter on Sweet, I described some of my initial impressions regarding this man, and in particular, his book Quantum Spirituality:

Highly intellectual and well-read, Leonard Sweet almost dares you to keep up with him as he charges through the spiritual marketplace. Operating at lightning speed and quoting from countless books and articles, he will impress many readers with his quick wit and spiritual insights. However, as he treacherously dives into New Age waters and challenges his readers to go there with him, serious problems arise within his “postmodern apologetic.”
In reading Quantum Spirituality, I recalled the Sermon on the Mount when Jesus warned that you can’t serve two masters (Matthew 6:24). Leonard Sweet may be a professing evangelical Christian, but he also simultaneously praises New Age authors and their teachings.2

Sweet’s “Response” to Critics

Keenly aware of the controversy he has created, Sweet has a statement prominently posted on his present home website titled—“A Response to Recent Misunderstandings.” While his attempt to explain himself might satisfy the uninformed reader, his “Response” does not address the specifics of what he has written and is actually teaching. His simplistic denunciation of the New Age is unconvincing. His statement that the “New Age rhymes with sewage” and his encouraging the use of a “daily ritual of starting the day by standing in front of a mirror and saying: “God is God and I am not” do not speak to the fact that he has never even addressed, much less renounced, the specific New Age teachings that he was otherwise appearing to deny and disparage. And his stating “back when the New Age was a movement” completely misses the fact that the New Age movement never went away. Those of us who came out of New Age teachings and have been observing the New Age over the past several decades know that contrary to Sweet’s claims, the New Age movement has actually grown exponentially and is now mainstream and an inherent part of our culture. Due to its continued wide-spread growth and influence, the New Age threat to the church (and the world) is larger than ever before. But now it is just hiding in plain sight behind the facade of other names like “New Spirituality,” “New Worldview,” or in Sweet’s case—the “New Light” teachings of a “Quantum Spirituality.” But by any other name a rose is still a rose and the New Age is still the New Age.
Because Sweet’s “A Response to Recent Misunderstandings” left so many unanswered questions and because of his continued influence in the church, it seems imperative that thoughtful Christians take a deeper look at what Leonard Sweet is really teaching. For starters, here are five immediate concerns to consider.


1) Leonard Sweet teaches the New Age doctrine of “Immanence” that would have the church believe God is “in” everyone and everything

In her 1948 book The Reappearance of the Christ, New Age matriarch Alice Bailey and her spirit guide Djwhal Khul describe how the path to their New Age God will be based on an “immanent” God that is “within every form of life”:

. . . a fresh orientation to divinity and to the acceptance of the fact of God Transcendent and of God Immanent within every form of life. These are the foundational truths upon which the world religion of the future will rest.3 (emphasis added)

Likewise, in his 1980 book, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, New Age channeler Benjamin Creme, states that the New World Religion will be based on the proposition that “Christ” is “immanent”—“in man and all creation”:

But eventually a new world religion will be inaugurated which will be a fusion and synthesis of the approach of the East and the approach of the West. The Christ will bring together, not simply Christianity and Buddhism, but the concept of God transcendent—outside of His creation—and also the concept of God immanent in all creation—in man and all creation.4 (emphasis added)

In Leonard Sweet’s 1999 book SoulTsunami—with its front cover endorsement by Rick Warren—Sweet introduces this same New Age idea of God not only being transcendent but also immanent. He writes:

To survive in postmodern culture, one has to learn to speak out of both sides of the mouth. It should not be hard, since Christianity has always insisted on having things both ways. Isn’t it based on the impossible possibility of Jesus being “beyond us, yet ourselves” (poet Wallace Stevens)? Biblical theological is not circular with a fixed center, but elliptical, revolving around the double foci of God’s immanence and God’s transcendence.5 (emphasis added)

Sweet clearly spells out what he means by “immanence” in his 1991 book Quantum Spirituality: A Postmodern Apologetic. As a self-described “radical,” he presents his “radical doctrine” that God is immanently embodied “in” His creation. He writes:

Quantum spirituality bonds us to all creation as well as to other members of the human family. . . . This entails a radical doctrine of embodiment of God in the very substance of creation. . . . But a spirituality that is not in some way entheistic (whether pan- or trans-), that does not extend to the spirit-matter of the cosmos, is not Christian.6 (emphasis added)

But Sweet’s “radical” panentheistic doctrine is a key New Age teaching—as is so much of what he wrote in Quantum Spirituality. In his “A Response to Recent Misunderstandings,” Sweet tries to dispel questions about Quantum Spirituality by saying, “Would I write the same book today? No. Would I say the same things differently? Yes. I started working on the book in my late 20s. I hope I’m older and wiser now.” But when it comes to the New Age implications of what he is teaching, he is not any wiser in regard to his previously stated New Age doctrine. In several subsequent books, Sweet reintroduces his New Age doctrine of immanence—that God is immanently embodied “in” His creation. For example, in his 1999 book Soul Tsunami, Sweet writes:

Postmodern evangelism is first of all telling people how special they are, how much God loves them, how unique each and every one of them is. The fourth-century theologian Athanasius said in one of his letters that God became one of us “that he might deify us in Himself.” Similarly, elsewhere he wrote that Christ “was made man that we might be made God.”7

In Sweet’s 2010 book Nudge: Awakening Each Other to the God Who’s Already There, he expresses in different words what he wrote in Quantum Spirituality about the “embodiment of God in the very substance of creation”:

An incarnational God means that God-stuff is found in the matter of the universe.8

In this same book he also wrote, “Nudgers help people discover their inner Jesus.”9 But God is not “in” everyone and everything. Jesus is not “in” everyone and everything. Sweet may seem to denounce the New Age, but what he is teaching is New Age. This is dangerous and unbiblical leaven. The apostle Paul lamented that it only took “a little leaven” to lure the Galatians away from the Gospel they once knew so well.

Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?  This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. (Galatians 5:7-9)

God states in the first commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” The New Age “God” who is “in” everyone and everything is another “God” and therefore a false God. Contrary to Leonard Sweet’s teaching in Quantum Spirituality, God is not embodied in His creation. Contrary to his teaching in Nudge, “God-stuff” is not found in the matter of the universe, and everyone does not have an “inner Jesus.” Scripture is very clear. Man is not God because God is not “in” everyone and everything. In Jeremiah 16:20, God warned: “Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?” In Matthew 23:12, Jesus warned, “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” For further scriptural references on why God is not “in” everyone and everything and how this false teaching has entered both the world and the church, see my booklet Be Still and Know that You Are Not God.

2) Leonard Sweet describes the “Father” of the New Age Movement” as “Twentieth-century Christianity’s major voice”

Sweet describes heretical Jesuit Catholic priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin—the “Father of the New Age Movement—as “Twentieth-century Christianity’s major voice.” 10 In her best-selling New Age classic, The Aquarian Conspiracy, author Marilyn Ferguson describes Teilhard de Chardin as “the individual most often named as a profound influence by the Aquarian Conspirators who responded to a survey.”11 He is also the most frequently referenced New Age leader in her book. The Teilhard quote “This soul can only be a conspiracy of individuals” is found on the very first page of her book and inspired her to title her book The Aquarian Conspiracy. Ferguson wrote that “Teilhard prophesied the phenomenon central to this book: a conspiracy of men and women whose new perspective would trigger a critical contagion of change.”12
Evident in his posted “Response,” Sweet appears to be baffled by everyone’s concern about some of the things he is writing. He seems to take any criticism as a personal attack. But this criticism, if you will, is not about him personally, it is about what he is teaching. Jesus didn’t say “Get behind me Satan” to Peter because he thought Peter was Satan. He said “Get behind me Satan” because of what Peter was saying. And because Sweet describes the “Father of the New Age movement” as “Twentieth-century Christianity’s major voice,” I believe the Lord would tell Leonard Sweet the same thing today. This should become especially evident when you read the following unbiblical statements made by Teilhard de Chardin in his book Christianity and Evolution:

What I am proposing to do is to narrow that gap between pantheism and Christianity by bringing out what one might call the Christian soul of pantheism or the pantheistic aspect of Christianity.13 (emphasis added)
The cross still stands . . . But this is on one condition, and one only, that it expand itself to the dimensions of a New Age, and cease to present itself to us as primarily (or even exclusively) the sign of a victory over sin.14
I can be saved only by becoming one with the universe.15
I believe that the Messiah whom we await, whom we all without any doubt await, is the universal Christ; that is to say, the Christ of evolution.16
[I]f a Christ is to be completely acceptable as an object of worship, he must be presented as the saviour of the idea and reality of evolution.17
A general convergence of religions upon a universal Christ who fundamentally satisfies them all: that seems to me the only possible conversion of the world, and the only form in which a religion of the future can be conceived.18

Teilhard Again?

Sweet’s affection for Teilhard de Chardin surfaced again in his 1999 book Aqua Church. After quoting a strong Bible-based stanza from the hymn “Jesus Savior Pilot Me,” Sweet follows it with a very revealing quote from Teilhard de Chardin. Teilhard stated that those who “see” Christ as he does understand Christ in “a much more magnificent way” than all those who went before him:

Christ is in the Church in the same way as the sun is before our eyes. We see the same sun as our fathers saw, and yet we understand it in a much more magnificent way.19

Really? Teilhard and his followers understand Christ in a much more magnificent way than their “fathers”? More than all the martyrs? More than the original disciples? This seems to indicate that Teilhard and Sweet and their “semiotic” emergent postmodern “Christ followers” are “seeing” something about Christ that the rest of the church does not see. Would Sweet have the church believe that Chardin’s seemingly updated New Age “Christ” is the real Christ? Is the “semiotic” Sweet trying to show us that if we adopt the New Age teachings of Teilhard, we, too, will “see” Christ in a “much more magnificent way” than the Christians who came before us? Sadly, it would seem that this is so.
Sweet seems to believe that with new understandings from quantum physics, a New Age/New Gospel/New Spirituality/Quantum Spirituality would enable Christians to see Christ in a much deeper and “more magnificent way.” The church would finally understand that the science of quantum physics proves that God is an energy force that interpenetrates and embodies His creation. Therefore, we are all “connected” because we are all “God” because God is “in” everyone and everything. Sweet argues that Christians of the past weren’t ready to deal with things like quantum physics, quantum wavelengths, and the New Age implications of a Quantum Spirituality that would totally transform their faith and challenge everything they thought they knew about being a Christian. In his 2016 book Jesus Speaks, Leonard Sweet writes:

The Holy Spirit brings Jesus’ voice to life through history, theology, science, and social experience. Jesus told the disciples, “I have much more to say to you” (John 16:12). In other words, Jesus was saying, “You can’t handle everything I have to say to you right now. Some of my truth has a wavelength, and it needs time, maybe even centuries, to play itself out.20

But this implies that God’s Word is incomplete and insufficient and therefore in need of new revelation. This is simply not true. Besides, when Jesus said “I have much more to say to you, He was talking to His disciples—not to the church today. It is also important to notice how Sweet conveniently squeezed “wavelength” into his interpretation of Jesus’ words to set up his Quantum Spirituality. But Jesus wasn’t withholding spiritual insights that would have to be delivered to His people two thousand years later. This kind of false teaching is an inherent part of the New Age deception. The fact is Jesus has already given us everything we need to know in His Holy Bible.
Jesus warned of false prophets who would come in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15). And there would be those who honor Him with their lips, but their hearts would be far from Him (Matthew 15:8). He also warned of those who serve two masters (Matthew 6:24). Psalm 144:11 warns of vain men who deceive with the “right hand of falsehood.” In Psalm 12:2, David warned of those who speak with a “double heart.” In James 1:8, James taught that “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. In 1 Timothy 3:8, Paul referred to these same men as “double-tongued.” For Leonard Sweet to exalt the “Father of the New age movement”—Teilhard de Chardin—and suggest that Teilhard’s way of seeing Christ is a “much more magnificent way” than our forefathers is to fall prey to our Adversary’s deceptive devices. One thing is for sure: The New Age movement hasn’t gone away—it has entered the church through men like Teilhard de Chardin and those like Sweet who exalt him as “Twentieth-century Christianity’s major voice.”

(3) Leonard Sweet Praises New Age leaders as his “Heroes” and “Role Models”

While some Leonard Sweet defenders argue that his postmodern “New Light” apologetic flies right over the heads of “Old Light” “fundamentalist” types, the facts tell a different story. But what one learns in reading Quantum Spirituality is that Sweet wants to transform biblical Christianity into a Quantum Spirituality that is, in reality, a New Age/New Spirituality. Without any apology, Sweet writes that he is part of a “New Light” movement, and he describes those he especially admires as “New Light leaders.” But many of Sweet’s “New Light leaders” are New Age leaders who are in the process of overturning biblical Christianity through obliging New Age sympathizers like Leonard Sweet.

Sweet’s New Age “role models and heroes”

In the acknowledgments section of Quantum Spirituality, Leonard Sweet expresses his deep gratitude and admiration to various “New Light leaders” whom he openly praises as “the most creative religious leaders in America today.” But many of these “New Light leaders” are New Age leaders. Included in this group are a number of men I was very familiar with from my years in the New Age—among them are Willis Harman, Matthew Fox, and M. Scott Peck. Sweet describes these three men—along with numerous other New Age figures cited—as “extraordinary” and “great” New Light leaders. He goes so far as to say that they are his “personal role models” and “heroes” of “the true nature of the postmodern apologetic.” Sweet writes:

They are my personal role models (in an earlier day one could get away with “heroes”) of the true nature of the postmodern apologetic. More than anyone else, they have been my teachers on how to translate, without compromising content, the gospel into the indigenous context of the postmodern vernacular.21

But many of the men and women Leonard Sweet cited have compromised the “content” of the Gospel by translating it into the “postmodern vernacular” of a New Age/New Spirituality. For example, Willis Harman, Matthew Fox, and M. Scott Peck have all played leading roles in the initial establishment and popularization of today’s New Age/New Spirituality movement. But rather than commending these New Age/New Light leaders, a self-professing Christian leader like Sweet should be warning the church about them. A brief look at these three “New Light” leaders and their teachings will make this very clear.

Willis Harman (1918-1997)

Willis Harman is listed as one of the most influential Aquarian/New Age conspirators in Marilyn Ferguson’s The Aquarian Conspiracy. Harman was a social scientist/futurist with the Stanford Research Institute and one of the chief architects of New Age thinking. He wrote the book Global Mind Change:The New Age Revolution in the Way We Think. A review by The San Francisco Chronicle on the front cover of the book reads: “There never has been a more lucid interpretation of New Age consciousness and what it promises for the future than the works of Willis Harman.”22

Matthew Fox (1940- )

Another one of Sweet’s self-described “role models” and “heroes” is Matthew Fox, a former Catholic priest who was dismissed from the Catholic church for openly professing heretical New Age teachings—teachings that include those of his revered mentor, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Fox, like Teilhard, teaches that all of creation is the “Cosmic Christ”—therefore the Cosmic Christ is “in” everyone and everything. In his book The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, Fox writes: “Divinity is found in all creatures.”23 and “We are all royal persons, creative, godly, divine, persons of beauty and of grace. We are all Cosmic Christs, ‘other Christs.’ But what good is this if we don’t know it.”24 Leonard Sweet actually credits Fox in a footnote in Quantum Spirituality for inspiring Sweet’s own description of the “cosmic body of Christ” and actually refers readers of Quantum Spirituality to Fox’s New Age book The Coming of the Cosmic Christ.25

M. Scott Peck (1936-2005)

M. Scott Peck, the late psychiatrist and best-selling author of The Road Less Traveled, is another one of the “role models” and “heroes” that Leonard Sweet cites in his book Quantum Spirituality. The Road Less Traveled was on the New York Times best-seller list for over ten years. In a subsection of his book titled “The Evolution of Consciousness,” Peck describes God as being “intimately associated with us—so intimately that He is part of us.”26 He also writes:

If you want to know the closest place to look for grace, it is within yourself. If you desire wisdom greater than your own, you can find it inside you . . . .To put it plainly, our unconscious is God. God within us. We were part of God all the time.27

When Matthew Fox’s The Coming of the Cosmic Christ was published in 1988, the lead endorsement on the back of Fox’s book was written by M. Scott Peck. Peck and Fox were obviously in New Age agreement. Peck, like Fox and Sweet, describes Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in glowing terms. He describes Teilhard as “[p]erhaps the greatest prophet” of the “mystical,”  evolutionary leap that will take mankind toward “global consciousness” and “world community.”28 And it is this mystical New Age Christ of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Willis Harman, Matthew Fox, M. Scott Peck, and Leonard Sweet that challenges biblical Christianity today.

4) Leonard Sweet thanks New Age Leader David Spangler for helping him develop his Quantum Spirituality’s “new cell understanding of new light leadership”

If we want to possess a magic crystal for our New Age work, we need look no further than our own bodies and the cells that make them up.29—David Spangler, 1991
I am grateful to David Spangler for his help in formulating this “new cell” understanding of New Light leadership.30—Leonard Sweet, 1991

In his “A Response to Recent Misunderstandings,” Leonard Sweet states: “Because I quote someone does not mean I agree with everything that person ever wrote.” He goes on to say that “Some of the quotes I chose were meant to provide contrasting positions to my argument, some to buttress my argument, some even to mock my argument. The key consideration to whether I quoted someone was not ‘Do I agree with them?’ but ‘Does this quote energize the conversation?’ ‘Guilt by association’ is intellectually disreputable and injurious to the whole body of Christ.” But there is a big difference between “guilt byassociation” and “guilt by promotion.” Leonard Sweet is praising, thanking, and glorifying many of these New Age leaders—hardly guilt by association, especially when Sweet writes:

I believe these are among the most creative religious leaders in America today. These are the ones carving out new channels for new ideas to flow. In a way this book was written to guide myself through their channels and chart their progress. The book’s best ideas come from them.31

Ironically, one of the “channels” guiding him was an actual New Age channeler—David Spangler. A pioneering spokesperson for the New Age, Spangler has written numerous books over the years. His book The Revelation: The Birth of the New Age is a compilation of channeled transmissions that he received from his disembodied spirit-guide “John.” At one point in the book, Spangler documents what “John” prophesied about “the energies of the cosmic Christ” and “Oneness”:

As the energies of the Cosmic Christ become increasingly manifest within the etheric life of Earth, many individuals will begin to respond with the realization that the Christ dwells within them. They will feel his presence moving within and through them and will begin to awaken to their heritage of Christhood and Oneness with God, the Beloved.32

In a postmodern-day consultation that bears more than a casual resemblance to King Saul’s consult with the witch of Endor (1 Samuel 28), Leonard Sweet acknowledges in Quantum Spirituality that he was privately corresponding with New Age channeler David Spangler. Sweet even thanks Spangler for assisting him in forming his “new cell understanding” of “New Light leadership.”33 But as believers we are to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.” Rather than thanking them, we are to reprove and expose them (Ephesians 5:11).

(5) Misapplication of Quantum Physics: Trying to Draw Spiritual Truth From Physical Theory

Leonard Sweet—just like New Age leaders—tries to use Quantum Physics to prove that God indwells his creation.

The coming together of the new biology and the new physics is providing the basic metaphors for this new global civilization that esteems and encourages whole-brain experiences, full-life expectations, personalized expressions, and a globalized consciousness.34—Leonard Sweet, SoulTsunami
When we experience such a quantum of transformation, we may simultaneously feel that the whole of the New Age is happening right now, that we are on the verge of overnight transformation—the fabled quantum leap into a new state of being.35—David Spangler, Reimagination of the World
We have the epitome of a great science . . . quantum physics . . . Everyone is God.36—New Age Channeler J.Z. Knight, What the Bleep Do We Know

In his book The Tao of Physics: An Explanation of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism, New Age physicist Fritjof Capra describes the union of mysticism and the new physics. He wrote “this kind of new spirituality is now being developed by many groups and movements, both within and outside the churches.”37 As an example of how this “new spirituality” is moving into the church, he actually cites one of Leonard Sweet’s “role models” and “heroes”—Matthew Fox.38
When Sweet refers to the new biology and the new physics as metaphors, he stretches these “metaphors” to the position of being actual fact. From his understanding of quantum physics, he asserts that all things are composed of energy and that this quantum energy must be God, hence God is embodied in all things. Yet, this metaphor falls on its face when we learn from Paul’s writings that God and creation are two separate things as is illustrated in chapter one of Romans: “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator” (Romans 1:25). Paul further exposes the error of spiritualizing physical creation showing that all things are not God, nor are they even spiritual. As he points out, the “earthy” is only temporary and will be done away with:

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption . . . There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. . . .  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. . . . Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. (1 Corinthians 15:42, 44, 48, 50)

Leonard Sweet and Rick Warren’s “New Spirituality”

In their 1995 joint presentation The Tides of Change, Leonard Sweet and Rick Warren had a quantum conversation as they discussed “waves,” “quantum metaphors,” “revival,” and what they were calling—even back then—a “New Spirituality.” Sweet told Warren:

Yeah, this is a wave period. I really love that metaphor of the wave and the wavelength. First of all, it is a quantum metaphor. It brings us out of the Newtonian world into this new science.39

Quantum waves, quantum wavelengths, quantum metaphors—all leading to a universal Quantum “God” and the Quantum New Age “Christ” of a New Spirituality, a New Worldview, and ultimately a New World Religion—a New World Religion that will be based on New Age teachings that have been labeled scientific but are, in reality, “science falsely so called”:

Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. (1 Timothy 6:19-21)


Teilhard de Chardin, Leonard Sweet, and an ever-growing band of New Age sympathizers would have us believe that all those who preceded us in the faith were unable to “see” the big picture, because, after all, they didn’t have access to all the new scientific discoveries that we have today—scientific information that would have helped them gain the new spiritual understandings that Leonard Sweet claims to have acquired.
In that vein, Leonard Sweet, Rick Warren, and other Christian leaders are now teaching that God is in the process of bringing a new “Reformation”40 and a “great spiritual awakening” to the church. Sweet writes: “God is birthing the greatest spiritual awakening in the history of the church.”41 Yet this new reformation and great awakening Sweet heralds, is falsely founded on his hybridized New Age Christianity with its “radical doctrine of embodiment of God in the very substance of creation.”42 Ironically, while Sweet—as previously mentioned—encourages “a daily ritual” of standing in front of a mirror affirming “God is God and I am not,” he at the same time tells people that, as a part of creation, God is embodied in them. He also encourages people to be “nudgers.” He says “nudgers are not smudgers of the divine in people.”43 “Nudgers help people discover their “inner Jesus.”44
When the true Christ was asked what will be the sign of his coming and the end of the world, He said, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”(Matthew 24:4)—that many false prophets would arise and deceive many (Matthew 24:11). He specifically warned us to beware of false prophets who come in sheep’s clothing. He said we would know them by their fruits.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? (Matthew 7:15-16)

We must exhort one another daily. We must continue to preach the Word and not fall prey to those who would diminish the Word with their worldly wisdom, clever stories, metaphors, and false teachings. The Bible and our Lord Jesus Christ always have been and always will be sufficient for all our needs.

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Timothy 4:2-4)

Regarding Leonard Sweet’s “radical doctrine of embodiment of God in the very substance of creation,” Jesus warns:

Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.45 (Matthew 15: 7-9)

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1. Leonard Sweet, SoulTsunami: Sink or Swim in New Millennium Culture (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1999), p. 28.
2. Warren B. Smith, A “Wonderful” Deception: The Further New Age Implications of the Emerging Purpose Driven Movement (Magalia, CA: Mountain Stream Press, 2009), p. 106.
3. Alice A, Bailey, The Reappearance of the Christ (New York, NY: Lucis Publishing Company, Lucis Press, Ltd., 1948), 1996, p. 150.
4. Benjamin Creme, The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom (London, England; The Tara Press, 1980), p. 88.
5. Leonard Sweet, SoulTsunami, op. cit., p. 28.
6. Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality: A Postmodern Apologetic (Dayton, OH: Whaleprints for SpiritVenture Ministries, Inc., 1991, 1994), p. 125.
7. Leonard Sweet, SoulTsunami, op. cit., p. 304.
8. Leonard Sweet, Nudge:Awakening Each Other to the God Who Is Already There (Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2010), p. 157.
9. Ibid., p. 40.
10. Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality, op. cit., p. 106.
11. Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal and Social Transformation in the 1980s (Los Angeles, CA: J.P. Tarcher, Inc., 1980), p. 50.
12. Ibid., p. 25.
13. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Christianity and Evolution (New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanivich, Inc., 1971), p. 56.
14. Ibid,. pp. 219-220.
15. Ibid,. p. 128.
16. Ibid,. p. 95.
17. Ibid,. p. 78.
18. Ibid,. p. 130.
19. Leonard Sweet, Aqua Church: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church in Today’s Fluid Culture (Loveland, CO: Group Publishing, Inc., 1999), p. 39.
20. Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola, Jesus Speaks: Learning to Recognize & Respond to the Lord’s Voice (Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2016), p. 85.
21. Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality, op. cit., p. viii.
22. Willis Harman, Global Mind Change: The New Age Revolution in the Way We Think (New York, NY: Warner Books, 1988), front cover.
23. Matthew Fox, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ: The Healing of Mother Earth and the Birth of a Global Renaissance (San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row Publishers, 1988), p. 154.
24. Ibid., p. 137.
25. Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality, op cit., pp. 124, 324.
26. M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1978), p. 281.
27. Ibid.
28. M. Scott Peck, The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1988), pp. 205-206.
29. David Spangler and William Irwin Thompson, Reimagination of the World: A Critique of the New Age, Science, and Popular Culture (Santa Fe, NM: Bear & Company Publishing, 1991), p. 62.
30. Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality, op. cit., p. 312.
31. Ibid., p. ix.
32. David Spangler, The Revelation: Birth of A New Age (Elgin, IL: Lorian Press, 1976), p. 177.
33. Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality, op. cit., p. 312.
34. Leonard Sweet, SoulTsunami, op. cit., p. 121.
35. David Spangler and William Irwin Thompson, Reimagination of the World, op. cit., p. 126.
36. What the Bleep Do We Know (DVD) (20th Century Fox, 2004,, transcribed by author.
37. Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics: An Explanation of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism (Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1999), p. 341.
38. Ibid.
39. The Tides of Change (A 1995 audio presentation with Leonard Sweet and Rick Warren that was part of an ongoing series called “Choice Voices for Christian Leadership,” distributed by Abington Press). On file with publisher.
40. Leonard Sweet, SoulTsunami, op. cit., p. 17.
41. Ibid., p. 34.
42. Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality, op. cit., p. 125.
43. Leonard Sweet, Nudge, op. cit., p. 31.
44. Ibid., p. 40.
45. Leonard Sweet, Quantum Spirituality, op. cit., p 125.

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