Christians and Jews and Muslims, Oh My!

“The United States of America is the only country in history to have defined itself as Judeo-Christian,” according to JewishWorldReview.com, which goes on to say, “That is why American coins feature these two messages: ‘In G-d we trust’ and ‘Liberty.’ “

I think the first statement above is untrue and the second, meant to distinguish us from Christian European nations, is a non-sequitur not logically derived from the first.

The “definition” of America as “Judeo-Christian” has a fairly recent history advanced by those who wish it were so. Trusting in a “Christian God” as well as believing in liberty were foundational concepts of our Revolution and in the establishment of our Constitution and are certainly not attributable to any Jewish influence.

Granted, the Founding Fathers were well aware of the Jewish heritage and of Christianity’s relationship to that heritage and many, including Franklin, Jefferson, and Madison, were Deists or dabblers in Deism. Deism, the popular monotheistic, religious fad of the Age of Enlightenment held that God was some detached “Supreme Architect” of the universe rather than an involved Supreme Being, a Prime Mover not a personal God.

Point is, none of the Founders ever referred to the new nation they created as Judeo-Christian. They all knew their Bible well, both Old and New Testaments, and were fundamentally Christians; Jefferson even wrote “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.”

This is all relevant today, two and a quarter centuries later, as our president, an ambivalent Christian at best, is suspected of being a closet Muslim. If that in fact is true, he’s covered his tracks well, getting married and having his daughters christened in an ostensibly Christian church and, when his popularity plummetted and mid-term elections loomed, actually attending a D.C. church service.

Whether his trusty teleprompter was in the repair shop or he just felt flush from his recent bamboozling of the American people, Mr. Obama went to Muslim Turkey six months after his election and disabused the Turks and the world and America’s 225 million Christians of the notion that America was any longer a Christian nation.

Somewhere, somehow, along the way from 1776 to April 2009, we had evolved into something else while no one was looking, according to Obama.

Reiterating views he had expressed before his official candidacy, Obama said in Ankara that we Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Muslim nation, but rather a nation of citizens who are, uh, bound by a set of values.”

Oh, really? That was a peculiar declaration by any standard.

First, Obama had taken to himself the right to speak on behalf of all America and say what “we” consider ourselves. He was elected, not anointed and not entitled to make such wild declarations in contradiction of America’s history and demography.

Second, he incorporated Muslims, 2% of Americans, in his grand proclamation, thereby omitting other religious minorities, including that other 2%, Jews.

Third, he set the parameters of our beliefs, as he saw them, by some broad and vague “set of values,” instead of delineating those values. They couldn’t be Christian values since we were no longer a Christian nation so whose set of values were they?

Here’s a news flash for Barack Hussein Obama: America is STILL a Christian nation, not a Christian-Muslim nation, not a Judeo-Christian nation but a plain old Christian nation.

John L. Lollipop in an article on AmericanConservativeDaily.com titled, “America Not Christian? Great State of Texas Begs to Differ,” thinks otherwise.

Texas, which buys more textbooks than any other state, has put textbook publishers on notice: Stow the politically correct crap and construct texts that reflect truth and reality and not the pro-Islamic, anti-Christian, anti-American half truths prevalent today in textbooks! (http://tiny.cc/g4cd3)

As a Texan might say, “It ain’t for nothin’ that our unofficial motto is ‘Don’t Tread on Me!’ ” Another Texan might say, “What’s a ‘Judeo-Christian?’ “

Immigrants and Converts Responsible for Muslim Terror Violence in the West

When we think of terrorist assaults, we visualize hate spitting imams or a serene Osama Bin Laden in front of us; we think of Palestine, Syria, Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. However, as you will see below, this is a very wrong representation of the facts. Although the people and countries that are mentioned are pulling the strings, the real danger is coming from another side.

According to Robert S. Leiken’s “Bearers of Global Jihad? Immigration and National Security after 9/11”, Muslim immigrants have carried out 86% of all major terrorist attacks; converts to Islam executed the remaining acts of violence. The Oklahoma City bombing of 1995 is the only exception. We can conclude that in our Western countries, jihad has grown mainly by way of Muslim immigration.

Two methods have been employed for the execution of violent acts against the West: “the sleeper cell” and the “hit squad”.

Hit squads: these are foreign nationals who enter the country with a specific assignment, such as the 9/11 hijackers.

Sleeper cells: consist of unsuspicious people quietly living in immigrant communities. They work, they have kids, they have studied, are polite, they have fixed addresses, they pay the rent; in other words, they act as exemplary citizens.

The lifestyle of Muslim immigrants in Western Europe and the United States is significantly different.

In Europe, the Muslim second generation is culturally alienated, socially marginalized, and economically unemployed, with raging fundamental ideologies and terrorism (gang rapes, anti-Semitic attacks and anti-American violence).

In the United States, immigrated Muslims are not as alienated as the European Muslim immigrants are. Consequently, jihadist violence is here carried out by hit squads from abroad.

Opposite to expectation, terrorists do not come from countries like Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia or Egypt, for the simple reason that the leaders of the terrorist organizations are not brainless and try to stay away from special attention and extra scrutiny. Recruiting predominantly happens in Europe and countries under the Visa Waiver Program.

In Israel, the situation is as follows: according the Israeli Intelligence (Mossad), Hezbollah has seldom attempted to gain access to Israel, restricting its operations to the Israeli-occupied security zone in south Lebanon. Mossad has however, indications that Hezbollah’s military wing has started recruiting European converts to Islam to carry out terrorist attacks against targets in Israel. Terrorists have found out that Europeans can move around in Israel more easily than Arabs can. Mossad also expects that Hezbollah may be moving its base of operations to Europe in the event it is forced to disarm in accord with Syrian-Israeli peace talks.

An example is Steven Smyrek, a British-educated German, converted to Islam and recruited by Hezbollah for a potential reconnaissance expedition with the aim of bombing targets in Israel followed by a suicide mission (he was caught before he could strap on a bomb).

From what is mentioned above, the West must draw the necessary conclusions:

– Assimilating indigenous Muslim populations is critical to the West’s long-term security.

– Islamist threat in the West originates above all from Europe.

– European and United States security services should recognize they face different problems: one primarily internal, the other mainly external.

– The West should concentrate on immigration systems that keep out sleepers and hit squads.

– For Americans, the Visa Waiver Program must be adjusted or abolished.

– Controlling land borders is a much higher priority than worrying about Iranians and Syrians.

– Europe must urgently stop today’s easy reliance on euphemisms concerning Muslim violence. Political correctness must be put aside and the State’s security must have priority above increase in votes.

It just happened in the Netherlands where thanks to excessive concessions to the Muslim Immigrants, the Socialist Party obtained after the municipal elections, 80% of the immigrant votes and came into power. Thanks to preferential votes, more than eighty Muslims are invested with a seat in the councils. Observing the Dutch result, the Belgian Socialists propose to teach Arabic in the schools and consider to make Arabic the second language (Belgium has already 3 languages, Flemish, French and German). Meanwhile terrorist Erdal escaped under the nose of 32 national security guards.