Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Crusaders, Islamophobia, Values Voter Summit, Pam Geller & Butterball Turkeys?

With the current hysteria over ISIS and Obama's on going war against ISIS Islamophobia fills the airwaves of TV and the Internet etc. Even the usual anti-war liberals and progressives are jumping on the war bandwagon to bomb and kill all members of the ISIS terrorist group ignoring the effect this will have on non-combatants who are caught in the cross fire or the fact that another bombing campaign in the region may merely lead to more chaos and the rise of other anti-Western organizations. To many people in the Middle East region believe America is just concerned with protecting its own interests ie hegemony, oil and other resources ;strategic domination and /or a continuation of the Western nations thousand year long Holy Crusade against Islam begun by the Catholic Pope Urban II (1088-1099)in 1095.

The First Crusade

Pope Urban II (1088-1099) was responsible for assisting Emperor Alexus I (1081-1118) of Constantinople in launching the first crusade. He made one of the most influential speeches in the Middle Ages, calling on Christian princes in Europe to go on a crusade to rescue the Holy Land from the Turks. In the speech given at the Council of Clermont in France, on November 27, 1095, he combined the ideas of making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with that of waging a holy war against infidels.1

Dr. E.L. Skip Knox gives a summary of the pope's speech, which has been recorded differently in various sources:
Pope Urban II- 11922 Bytes
"The noble race of Franks must come to the aid their fellow Christians in the East. The infidel Turks are advancing into the heart of Eastern Christendom; Christians are being oppressed and attacked; churches and holy places are being defiled. Jerusalem is groaning under the Saracen yoke. The Holy Sepulchre is in Moslem hands and has been turned into a mosque. Pilgrims are harassed and even prevented from access to the Holy Land.

"The West must march to the defense of the East. All should go, rich and poor alike. The Franks must stop their internal wars and squabbles. Let them go instead against the infidel and fight a righteous war.

"God himself will lead them, for they will be doing His work. There will be absolution and remission of sins for all who die in the service of Christ. Here they are poor and miserable sinners; there they will be rich and happy. Let none hesitate; they must march next summer. God wills it!
(Bold italics mine Gord.)

Yes these Christians were told that dying in the cause of Christianity and killing Muslims (or any heretics, non-believers and Jews) was something Holy and praiseworthy and may lead to Martyrdom. And there was to be no distinction between combatants and non-combatants-"Kill them all and let God sort them out" This seems to be America's motto since 9/11. Once it is decided to start a war between Good and Evil it is difficult to change course since the rationale becomes God & Country " Wills It "
So Christianity also has its violent history which has been justified by Holy Scripture that is God's Word and religious leaders such as Popes who are by decree infallible.

So how extreme are those who have a hate on for Islam and Muslims and so are referred to as being Islamophobic . Well Pam Geller a well known Islamophobe tops the list even getting hysterical about the fact that Butterball Turkeys are Halal that is killed according to Islamic law similar to how in Judaism animals are killed and are then considered Kosher.
Islamophobe: Pamela Geller [FUNNY]April 3, 2013

Being  Islamophobic she hates all things connected to Islam as we see she is even pissed off about Halal food. . She is also a birther who  believes Obama is not an American citizen and so is not legally entitled to be president. She is the main driving force behind  the fight against what she called "the Ground Zero Mosque". Muslims in New York wanted to erect a community center and Mosque but some were concerned it would be too close to the 9/11 Ground Zero site in New York. She also spends time fear mongering about illegal immigrants in her view invading America

 Rachel Maddow - Pam Geller Who
 Chris Hayes August 17,2010

 CNN News interview Pamela Geller on AFDI Jihad-Awareness Campaign
 Sept. 26, 2014.

 Fox News: US Constitution Not For Muslims May 1, 2013
 Jon Stewart Boston Marathon bomber

Fox News' Anti-Islam Propaganda Techniques (Mustafa Khattab)Fox News' Anti-Islam Propaganda Techniques (Mustafa Khattab)

Islam is not Religion of Peace, "London Terror'' !
Laura Ingraham with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News
May 24, 2013.

RWW News: Gary Bauer: Obama Cares More About Defending Islam Than Saving Christians
Published on 26 Sep 2014

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, Gary Bauer accuses Obama of caring more about "defending the reputation of Islam" than "saving the lives of Christians."

 RWW News: Dees: Islamic Sanctuaries Throughout US Right Wing Watch
Sept. 26, 2014.

RWW News: Bachmann Says America Is Engaged In 'Spiritual Warfare' Against Islam Sept. 2014, Values Voter Summit

Brigitte Gabriel: Hundreds Of Millions Of Muslims Are Aspiring Suicide Bombers
SUBMITTED BY Brian Tashman on Saturday, 9/27/2014

How fitting that a conference ostensibly about guarding religious liberty included several speakers who used their time to level attacks against Muslim-Americans, including Brigitte Gabriel of the anti-Muslim group Act! for America.
Gabriel, whose organization focuses on fighting Muslim campus affinity groups and passing dubiously-constitutional laws barring sharia law, claimed in her speech this morning that around 180-300 million Muslims are “radical Islamists who are willing to strap bombs on their bodies and walk into this room and blow us all up to smithereens.”

And so it goes,

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