Save Ethiopia From The Wolves

Cracking Surface
Cracking Surface
Posted on Jihad Watch by Hugh Fitzgerald, the following article makes clear YET AGAIN the ridiculous posture American and other Western politicians have taken toward Muslim aggressors anywhere they find them across the global with one notable exception—Afghanistan—and that was only a quarter measure of the necessary response because these same leaders were too busy planning an attack on Iraq instead of focussing on a clean victory in Taliban territories. But I digress:

Talk to Ethiopian Christians in the West. Ask them about their fears. Not fears or memories of this or that regime, of Mengistu and the Derg, or complaints about Zenawi, but fears about Islam. Many may be hesitant at first, thinking perhaps you might be a Muslim or a supporter of Muslims, but if you forthrightly declare your own views, see what you are told in return, what a torrent may follow.

The demographic conquest of the last redoubt of Christianity, the famous Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia, so famous that when the inhabitants of Western Christendom, under constant Muslim attack, with raids up and down the coasts of Europe as far as Ireland and on one occasion, even as far as Iceland, sought and found a comforting myth of the powerful Christian king, beyond the lands of Islam, who would help the Christians of Europe fight the menace of Islam. At first this mythical kingdom of Prester John was located in Asia, in distant India, but later became identified in the minds of many in Europe with Ethiopia as the new Kingdom of Prester John.

Here is how one blogger at an Addis Ababa site expresses his fears:

The transparent argument here is that Christians are not allowed to help fellow Christians lest the war be perceived, as it is declared to be by the Muslims in Somalia and by all the non-Somali Muslims who will help them, as a war between Muslims and Christians.
"Ethiopia is at a crossroads. In fact it was headed for this crossroad no matter who was prime minister. It is a lion cub being hunted by the sabre of Islam. Islam is at odds with democracy, freedom and human liberty. It will ultimately oppose Ethiopia, even in violation of its own Koran.

I have been traveling & working in Ethiopia for several years now. There have been many changes. While the politics of Meles may be brought into question. Any situation beats the DERG and I would say the current status, though far from perfect beats an Islamic state any day. Ethiopia faces the loss of a developing democracy to the enemies of freedom and liberty.

Where Islam is the minority they are as lambs, where they are equal in power they are like a fox, when Islam is the majority they are as wolves.

What's going on is not merely political or philosophical, it is a war of ideology. The sovereignty of Ethiopia is at stake. Shore up her borders and then tackle the internal issues, as a parlimentary democracy—there is less freedom in an Islamic-fascist state. Just visit Somalia or Eritrea."

A former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia wrote: ‘Islam in Ethiopia has confined itself entirely to the spiritual realm. It has shown no interest in politics, though it is keenly aware that it comprises at least half the population and probably more.’ Furthermore, Ethiopia’s unshakable image in the eyes of the world is that of a Christian nation. The recent U.S. Department of State classification of all the main Horn of Africa nations in the region, except Ethiopia, as either predominantly Arab or Muslim, also reinforces that image.
One might also note the views of Muslim apologists who do not want the Americans helping Ethiopia precisely because it is seen as a "Christian" state, and this would offend Muslims, who apparently are free to wage Jihad, but we who are not Muslims must not extend aid to fellow non-Muslims lest this put a "religious" cast on what, of course, is already a religiously-prompted war.

This absurd argument can be found in a piece that appeared in a Houston paper, of which an excerpt is given below:

There are several reasons why aligning with Ethiopia on Somalia would be a bad idea that might even jeopardize the current coalition and undermine the long-term objectives of the war against global terrorism.

First, such partnership with a nation that portrays itself as "a Christian" nation against a Muslim neighbor, which is a member of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Arab League, and based on little and tainted information, would give the war a religious color, thereby undermining President Bush's core message right from the start: that the war is against terrorism, not against Islam.

Historically, Ethiopia viewed itself as a "Christian island surrounded by a Muslim sea." As a result, Islam has historically been perceived as a major threat to this country, and Ethiopian Muslims, though they constitute at least half of the population, have had an invisible presence in the country. A former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia wrote: 'Islam in Ethiopia has confined itself entirely to the spiritual realm. It has shown no interest in politics, though it is keenly aware that it comprises at least half the population and probably more.'

Furthermore, Ethiopia's unshakable image in the eyes of the world is that of a Christian nation. The recent U.S. Department of State classification of all the main Horn of Africa nations in the region, except Ethiopia, as either predominantly Arab or Muslim, also reinforces that image. Apparently, this has nothing to do with being "predominantly Arab or Muslim."

The transparent argument here is that Christians are not allowed to help fellow Christians lest the war be perceived, as it is declared to be by the Muslims in Somalia and by all the non-Somali Muslims who will help them, as a war between Muslims and Christians.

About one thing the writer is correct: there are many Muslims in Ethiopia, and its Christian character is threatened by the missionary efforts, and the usual overbreeding by Muslims. That is another problem, and it is a problem that needs to be recognized and not ignored but dealt with, because it is in the interests of the entire non-Muslim world that Ethiopia remain a Christian country and not succumb to Islam. And whatever that takes—:including the transfer of some Muslims into Somalia—should be considered.

Iran Hangs Arab Separatists

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Islam Faces Test
TODAY WE LEARN THAT IRAN has hanged three Arabs for carrying out bombings in the oil rich Khuzestan province. The Tehran Emrooz daily newspaper said the men were hanged on Tuesday in the provincial capital Ahvaz, where in January 2006 they bombed a private bank and the office of the governor.

"They were convicted for acting against national security," the newspaper said.

In November, Iranian media said that a total of 10 men had been convicted of carrying out last year's spate of bombings in Ahvaz and that they would be executed soon. Ahvaz, the capital of the western Khuzestan province and home to a large community of ethnic minority Arabs, has witnessed a wave of unrest over the past year.

Two Arab separatists have already been hanged over attacks in October 2005, which killed six and injured close to 100. Another double bombing killed eight and injured 46 in January.

But here's the caveat. Government officials blamed the Khuzestan unrest on Britain with its troops based just across the border in southern Iraq. Damn. The power of the West is just amazing, isn't it? The hangings brings to at least 147 the number of people executed in Iran this year.

Amnesty International says there were 94 executions in Iran in 2005. Capital offences in the Islamic republic include murder, rape, armed robbery, apostasy, blasphemy, serious drug trafficking, repeated sodomy, adultery or prostitution, treason and espionage.

Our Friends, The Slaveholders From Saudi Peninsula

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Holy Edicts
IN NOVEMBER, THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL reportedly flew to Saudi Arabia to stroke and reassure the Saudis after one of their royal infiltrators into this country, Homaidan Al-Turki, was convicted of sexually abusing and enslaving an Indonesian nanny. In June, Al-Turki was convicted of 12 counts of unlawful sexual contact with force. one count of theft of services, false imprisonment, and conspiracy, receiving 20 years to life in prison.

According to reports, a lot of public attention in Saudi Arabia on the case addes to the misperceptions there about the US judicial system. I guess the Saudi royalty figured their oil and money could buy American justice. After all, OJ Simpson got off, uh, the first time.* Editor's note.

The State of Colorado convinced US officials that the diplomatic trip was warranted. More dhimmi non-sense, of course. But we wouldn't want the Saudis to turn against us, now would we?

Under similar circumstances to the Colorado case, a similar Massachusetts case was just prosecuted. A Saudi Arabian princess accused of breaking US immigration laws by locking up her domestics' passports and forcing them to work for low pay was ordered to be deported, prosecutors said yesterday.

Hana F. Al Jader of Winchester was sentenced to two years of probation, the first six months of which must be served in home confinement, after which she'll be deported to Saudi Arabia, prosecutors said.

U.S. District Judge Reginald J. Lindsay also sentenced Al Jader, 40, to pay $206,000 in restitution to three of her former domestic servants, pay a $40,000 fine, and perform 100 hours of community service.

In September, Al Jader pleaded guilty to two counts of visa fraud for lying on immigration forms, and two counts of harboring an alien for keeping the two women at her house though she knew their visas had expired.

Suffice it to say, slavery is indeed alive and well in many Islamic societies across the globe, supported by the Qu'ran (and thus active for fundamentalists), and practiced by Arab Muslims against the Sudanese in a devasting way this very moment.

All is relative in politics and the halls of money. The truth is that proud slaveholders in Saudi Arabia exist in normalcy not that much different from those slaveholders in the American South a hundred fifty years ago. After all, their noble koran gives them the green light, and nothing we say or do short of almighty thunder will persuade them otherwise. They've suppressed the practice, but it still exists.

Books In The Marketplace

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Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch website, tracking the outrages of Islam that take place on a daily basis globally, has been growing daily for several years now. For anyone wishing to strike through the dense fog and thistle of the discredited notion of political correctness to discover the real war the West is fighting against Islam, Robert Spencer continues to press onward with a calm demeanor and clear rhetoric outlining the dangers of Qu'ran-inspired Islamic aggression, past and present.

And now, as he is beginning to make more personal appearances in the maintream media to voice his opinions in debate with representatives from so-called moderates such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), he has had his most recent book THE TRUTH ABOUT MUHAMMAD banned by the Pakistani government. That government has confiscated all copies and translations of the book because it contains "objectionable material" about the founder of Islam, said a notification.

I suppose Musharraf had no problem with this latest outrage since he is less an ally to the United States and more simply a Muslim opportunist trying to keep his life and his job as President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the number six best-selling book currently in Palestine is an Arabic translation of Hitler’s Mein Kampf according to the Telegraph in the UK. The book is also on sale in London's Edgware section, an area with a large Arab population.

The Exegesis: Future Shock?

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Christian Zionism

The following exegesis of scriptural ripoffs, cross-fulfillments, and long misinterpreted prophecies paint a rather gruesome picture of a teleological future shock that is farther along than either Europe or Asia is willing to admit. What follows should be carefully watched by those with even as much as a micro-bounce of spiritual significance in their souls, for even the godless have been chose by God to play out their part.

1. Christianity: The Antichrist is an unparalleled political, military and religious leader that will that emerge in the last-days. Bad fellow from Christian point of view.

  • Islam:The Mahdi is an unparalleled political, military and religious leader that will emerge in the last-days. Good fellow from Islamic point of view.

2. Christianity: the False Prophet is a secondary prominent figure that will emerge in the last-days who will support the Antichrist. Bad fellow from Christian point of view.

  • Islam: the Muslim Jesus is a secondary prominent figure that will emerge in the last-days to support the Mahdi. Jesus swaps teams, opposes those who appease the cross. Good fellow from Islamic point of view.

3. Christianity: The Antichrist and the False Prophet together will have a powerful army that will do great damage to the earth in an effort to subdue every nation and dominate the World. Bad fellows from the Christian point of view.

  • Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus will have a powerful army that will attempt to control every nation of the earth and dominate the World. Goodfellows from the Islamic point of view.

4. Christianity: The False Prophet is described essentially as a dragon in lamb's clothing.

  • Islam: The Muslim Jesus literally comes bearing the name of the one that the world knows as "The Lamb of God: Jesus Christ." Yet the Muslim Jesus comes to murder all those who do not submit to Islam.

5. Christianity: The Antichrist and the False Prophet establish a New World Order. Bad fellows. Bad regime.

  • Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus establish a New World Order. Bad fellows. Bad regime.

6. Christianity: The Antichrist and the False Prophet institute new laws for the whole earth. Perhaps Sharia Law?

  • Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus institute Islamic law all over the earth. Damn right, Sharia Law.

7. Christianity: The Antichrist is said to "change the times." New calendar. Islamic calendars dates from Mohammed conquering Mecca.

  • Islam: It is quite certain that if the Mahdi established Islam all over the earth, he would discontinue the use of Saturday and Sunday as the weekend or days of rest but rather Friday, the holy day of Islam. Also, he would most certainly eliminate the Gregorian calendar (A.D.), and replace it with the Islamic calendar (A. H.) as is used in every Islamic country.

8. Christianity: The Antichrist and the False Prophet will both be powerful religious leaders who will attempt to institute a universal world religion.

  • Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus will institute Islam as the only religion in the earth.

8. Christianity: The Antichrist and the False Prophet will execute anyone who does not submit to their world religion.

  • Islam: Likewise, the Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus will execute anyone who does not submit to Islam.

9. Christianity: The Antichrist and the False Prophet will specifically use beheading as the primary means of execution for non-conformists. Starting to get the picture?

  • Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus will use the Islamic practice of beheading for executions.

10. Christianity: The Antichrist and the False Prophet will have a specific agenda to kill as many Jews as possible.

  • Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus will kill as many Jews as is possible until only a few are left hiding behind rocks and trees.

11. Christianity: The Antichrist and the False Prophet will attack to conquer and seize Jerusalem.

  • Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus will attack to re-conquer and seize Jerusalem for Islam.

12. Christianity: The Antichrist will set himself up in the Jewish temple as his seat of authority.

  • Islam: The Mahdi will establish the Islamic Caliphate from Jerusalem.

13. Christianity: The False Prophet is said to do many miracles to deceive as many as possible into supporting the Antichrist.

  • Islam: The Mahdi himself is said to control the weather and the crops. His face is said to glow. We can also assume that since Jesus is viewed as having been empowered by Allah to work miracles when he was here on earth the first time, he will most likely be expected to continue to do so when he returns.

14. Christianity: The Antichrist is described as riding on a white horse in the Book of Revelation.

  • Islam: The Mahdi is described as riding on a white horse (ironically from the same verse).

15. Christianity: The Antichrist is said to make a peace treaty with Israel for seven years.

  • Islam: The Mahdi is said to make a peace treaty through a Jew (specifically a Levite) for exactly seven years.

16. Christianity: Jesus the Jewish Messiah will return to defend the Jews in Israel from a military attack from a vast coalition of nations led by the Antichrist and the False Prophet.

  • Islam: The Dajjal, the Islamic Antichrist will gain a great Jewish following and claim to be Jesus Christ and fight against the Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus.

17. Christianity: The antichrist spirit specifically denies the most unique and central doctrines of Christianity, namely the trinity, the incarnation and the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross.

  • Islam: Islam doctrinally and spiritually specifically denies the most unique and central doctrines of Christianity, namely the trinity, the incarnation and the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross.

18. Christianity: The primary warning of Jesus and the Apostle Paul was to warn Christians of the abundance of deceit and deception in the last-days.

  • Islam: Islam is perhaps the only religion in the earth that practices deceit as one of its tools to assist its own ascendancy. It actually has a specific doctrine which allows and even calls for deception to be used to achieve its desired end.

19. Christianity: The specific nations predicted in Christianity as being part of the final empire of the Antichrist are all Islamic nations.

  • Islam: All Muslims are commanded to give their allegiance to The Mahdi as the final Caliph and Imam (leader) of Islam.

20. Christianity: From Christianity and History we learn that the final Antichrist empire will be a revived version of the Empire that succeeds the Roman Empire.

  • Islam: The Empire that succeeded the Roman/Byzantine Empire was the Islamic Ottoman Empire.

21. Christianity: When Antichrist emerges, there will already be some form of system in place that will be poised to receive him as a Savior and to give allegiance to him.

  • Islam: is already the second largest religion and will at present growth rates become the largest religion within a few decades. Islam is awaiting the coming of the Mahdi with a universal anticipation.

Three Types Of Muslims

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Pride of Islam

Ie thank Dr. Mark A. Gabriel for this article discussing an issue considerate and intelligent Westerners are or should be asking themselves as should truly contemplative Muslims located in the West, the MIddle East and elsewhere. You can read more about Dr. Gabriel and his insightful critique of Islam today, past and future, at his website.

ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS CULTURE
People in the West are very curious about the differences between Muslims. They see that some Muslims join radical groups and attack innocent people while others live quiet lives as business owners in the West. They find it hard to imagine that their nice Muslim neighbors or coworkers believe all the teachings of the Quran and support Muhammad’s practice of holy war.

There are between 6 million and 8 million Muslims living in the United States. Most of these are immigrants from Middle Eastern countries. The next largest group is black American converts. The smallest group is white American converts. Outside of the United States, there are 1.2 billion more Muslims. From my observations and experience, both in the United States and in other countries, Muslims can be divided into three main groups.

Ordinary Muslims
Ordinary Muslims practice some of the teachings of Islam, but they don’t want to do anything difficult, like participate in jihad. They are more interested in having nice lives, providing for their children and running their businesses. They are Muslims because of their culture and tradition rather than because of strong religious beliefs.

Most of the Muslims in the United States are ordinary Muslims. Some even send their children to Christian schools. Even in the Middle East there are more ordinary Muslims than committed Muslims. It would take time and motivation to turn ordinary Muslims into committed Muslims.

From the point of view of a committed Muslim, this group should be referred to as secular Muslims because they are not submitting wholly to Islam.

Committed Muslims
Committed Muslims are making great efforts to live according to Islam. They are praying five times a day (which can take 2 ½ hours per day), giving alms and fasting all food and water during daylight hours of the month of Ramadan. A committed Muslim may not be in a radical group like Hamas, but he could choose to cross that line at any time that he feels his religion or people are threatened.

Orthodox Muslims
A subset of committed Muslims is the orthodox Muslims. Not only do orthodox Muslims want to follow the requirements of Islam, but they also want to do it in the same way as Muhammad did in the seventh century. They spend much time reading the Quran and Islamic books. Following the Quran and hadith, they may put severe restrictions on women. In Islamic countries, orthodox Muslims may choose to grow out their beards, but in the West they may not look different from other Muslims.

Sufites
This is the first sect in Islam that tried to transfer the meaning of jihad from spreading Islam with the sword to a spiritual struggle to fight evil within oneself. Sufism started six centuries after Muhammad’s death. Only 2 to 3 percent of Muslims worldwide are Sufites. Orthodox Muslims and fanatic Muslims reject them and do not consider them to be true Muslims.

Fanatic Muslims
These are committed Muslims who put their words into action. They are the types of people who join militant groups such as Hamas or work with al-Qaeda. They are ready to practice jihad (to kill or be killed in the name of Islam).

How to Tell the Difference
After the September 11 attacks, you could identify the different types of Muslims according to their reactions. The ordinary Muslims were pretty quiet. In the United States, they were even hanging American flags on their houses and showing support for the United States.

The committed Muslims were demonstrating in the streets in support of al-Qaeda. Their imams were praising the bravery of Osama bin Laden and his network.

The fanatic Muslims were taking their joy a step beyond talk. They were planning new attacks, such as the kidnapping and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl in February 2002. A year and a half after September 11, they were able to orchestrate major new bombings against Western targets overseas (including bombings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in May 2003).

What Do These Categories Mean?
These categories mean that not all Muslims have the same level of knowledge and commitment. Some ordinary Muslims do not even know about many things that are in the Quran and Islamic history about Muhammad.

Committed and fanatic Muslims often have a very clear understanding of the teachings of Islam. They use the Quran and the example of Muhammad and the early Muslims as a blueprint for their attitudes and actions today.

U.S. Presses China On Trade

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Asian Import
UNITED STATES PRESSES China on Trade Issues—Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, in Beijing, is said to have appealed for help in shoring up America's position on free trade.

Of course, a top Chinese official stated that change was already on the way, while complaining that Americans fail to understand China.

Fail to understand? Isn't that the same rhetorical device used by certain African-Americans to stonewall any accusations that perhaps much of that community's problems reside within its own ulture and attitudes? Recall the animosity Bill Cosby received on the heels of his straight talk on personal responsibility and hard work to his own community.

Fail to understand? Did not the hispanic community plead the same sorry case when authorities tried to crack down on loitering about and open air drinking on the streets in certain urban neighborhoods, behavior that usually leads to violence, and sometimes riots when some innocent is caught in the crossfire, such as the events that led to the 1991 Mt. Pleasant riots in the Washington?

Fail to understand? Is this not the same lame victimization ploy advanced by so-called "moderate Muslim" groups like CAIR who distort their own ideologies and statements to contemporary advantage while actively plotting to install sharia law and the Caliphate just as soon as they reach critical mass and can once again use the very real power of the sword instead of the feigned victimhood at the hands of infidels to thwart American ideals?

And now China. On trade issues of all things. Simple numbers. Language of the gods, right? Fail to understand. That's rich. China steals technology. Isn't China on Hollywood's hitlist for blockbuster DVD piracy?

This new world order, one world government thing is real. All sides are out to win this final thrust for global empire. I just don't believe America can win this by cow-towing to our competition, friendly or not. After all, lying is the language of diplomacy.
First of all, let's get this right, this trade quest should be correctly expressed as "fair" trade. Absence of tariffs or price manipulations is only part of the problem. The fact that China is buying up oil and storing oil they are only beginning to use, just to keep the market prices high, supply low, while exporting goods to the U.S. far in excess of what they purchase from American companies, shows quite well they understand the game, and are intent on winning.

This exchange with the Chinese at the start of a two-day gathering billed as a long-range "strategic economic dialogue" was intended to mollify American business groups and Democrats in Congress who want to rein in China's soaring trade surpluses. I was somewhat surprised to read that it was the Democrats who were calling for action, because I am old enough to recall that globalisation used to be a Dem issue. Has three decades of heavily exporting America's industry and capital to those who use our generosity until they gain advantage, only to later expose the weakness of many of these globalist strategies by turning against us, finally turned some heads on the Left? Maybe it's that Hollywood connection. The multinationalists and their new Manifest Destiny with its monstrous greed saddens me.

This new world order, one world government thing is real. All sides are out to win this final thrust for global empire. I just don't believe America can win this by cow-towing to our competition, friendly or not. After all, lying is the language of diplomacy.

The AP article said that Paulson and others in his high profile delegation, including Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, argued that a more flexible currency, more open markets, and other changes are crucial to maintaining free trade.

Paulson's Chinese counterpart, Wu Yi, welcomed the chance to build "mutual trust" But she complained that Americans failed to understand China and said that could damage relations.

I say, press, and press hard!