Thursday, March 24, 2016

State Dept: "This Isn't About Religion"

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President Obama's State Department maintains, once again this week, that the terrorist attacks in Brussels was not about religion---rather "about a warped and brutal, depraved ideology...we don't believe that it is indicative in any way to the Muslim faith..."

Welcome to the State of Denial.

A state, when carried to its ultimate conclusion and consequences, is equally as dangerous as those whom the State (of Denial) claims to protect.

Both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are strongly calling for a reality check.

State Department spokesman John Kirby, responding to questions regarding the terrorist attack in Brussels, said, "And we don't believe it is indicative in any way of the Muslim faith or the people who practice Islam as a religion."

Trump was the first presidential candidate to make an issue of the unknown, unaccounted for illegals, particularly Muslims, entering our country in mass as refugees. He said we must pause Muslim immigration from the Middle East until we can manage it properly---relating it to terrorism.

Ted Cruz holds a similar position.

Both responded to the terrorist attack in Brussels this week from that position of concern.

Most Americans get that and agree.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is considered by most of his colleagues in Congress--- from both parties---to be a leading authority on terrorism and our national security.

He is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest.

He issued a news release following Tuesday's attacks in Brussels.

Sessions said, "Today's attacks confirm the reality of the threat the Western world faces from radical Islam. It cannot be ignored. This threat must be confronted with clarity and resolve."

Why then does our president and other progressives have so much difficulty with "clarity" on this issue?

Ted Cruz told the press this week, "For years, the West has tried to deny this enemy exists out of a combination of political correctness and fear."

He says, "We can no longer afford either," saying the Brussels attack is a result of that kind of thinking which has allowed Muslim radicals to infiltrate Muslim neighborhoods that are being radicalized.

It is well known that many, not all, but many Mosques promote these radical acts of terror and anti-Americanism in the name of their religion.

Trump has repeatedly called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country.

Both candidates have been demonized by the far left progressives, including the press. And by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), with CAIR telling the press yesterday, "We urge Ted Cruz to retract his call for fascist-like treatment of American Muslims and to offer an apology to all Americans."

But "all Americans" aren't asking for an apology. They, as Sen. Sessions, have some "clarity" on the matter.

Most Americans know all Muslims are not terrorists, but we also know most all terrorists are Muslim.

And their terrorism is carried out in the name of their religion---in "Praise to Allah."

The irony of this is that secular Left Progressives, like our president and his brethren, have no problem with "clarity" in associating "unacceptable" conservative views and values with "religion"---as long as it's Christianity.

Last year, Hillary Clinton told the audience at the Women's World Summit, "Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" to allow women access to "reproductive health care."

Translated: "Bible believing Christians are a problem to the advancement of abortion."

She went on to say, "We move forward when gay and transgendered women are embraced as our colleagues and friends, not fired from their jobs because of who they love."

Translated: "Bible believing Christians are a problem to the advancement of the homosexual agenda.

Clearly these remarks were directed at biblical Christians---without any hesitation.

One of the reasons there is no hesitation in condemning Christians for our beliefs and deeply held values is that we don't kill those who disagree with us.

Yesterday, President Obama, while in Argentina, delivered a sharply personal rebuke of Ted Cruz, calling his proposal to more closely monitor Muslim communities, "wrong and un-American."

Why then is it not "wrong and un-American" to drag Christians through the courts because of their beliefs regarding marriage and abortion?

Our president and his administration is living in a state of denial.

Mayo Clinic says you are in denial when you:
  • Refuse to acknowledge a stressful problem or situation.
  • Avoid facing the facts of the situation.
  • Minimize the consequences of the situation.
Our president and the progressive Left---secular and religious---qualify on all three of the above---and are living in a state of denial.

Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune ran a open, honest and heart felt article by Jean-Michel Paul, a native of Brussels and founder and CEO of Acheron Capital in London.

Paul says he was born and bred in Belgium. "There was a time when Belgium was at Europe's vanguard. It was the second country in the world to industrialize, the founder of art deco and surrealism, and a producer of Nobel scientists who discovered---among other things---the God particle."

"But I fear," he says , "we are now trailblazing a much less positive path for Europe."

He says at the root his country's story is one of failed investment in all forms of capital---physical, human and institutional.

He says election cycle after election cycle, politicians squandered the wealth of the state to buy back their power. Vote- buying and social spending became the priority.

Belgian voters, who allowed this state of affairs to persist, share some of the blame, he says.

He gives a detailed account of how his country moved from innovation to dependence and corruption.

"Brussels, my city, was most affected," he says.

He details how migrants from North Africa began to fill the void as Belgians left their country to find work elsewhere.

He says, "A failing state was unable to either stem illegal immigration, or to generate a business environment in which the private sector could create jobs for second generation immigrants."

Given the inability of his country to even act---he says the immigrants "were left instead to fester in the ghettos."

They did not address the problem.

This terrorist attack," he says "was the logical conclusion of our failures" on many fronts.

In conclusion, he says, "Belgium did not invent the Islamic State. But my country needs to stop living in denial."

He hopes this week's tragedy will become the catalyst that forces Belgium to change.

George Martin in his "Game of Thrones" writes, "Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it."

America is not Belgium, but Belgium's path of denial sounds eerily familiar.

May God give us a spiritual awakening and political resolve to reject the state of denial and embrace the hard truth.

And to elect leaders, who are willing and capable of leading.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.


  1. Our President is always trying to sneak something in, isn't he? Let's do the necessary research, get real, and begin to talk honestly about things. Can we get back to reality soon?

  2. Pray you're right about getting back to reality soon Anon. Aren't we so glad that El Presidente can defend the Moslem faith, when not even mosques or imams are? Where are the condemnations, sadness, and marches against violence among moslems. I was shocked to see in 2005, that 25% of British moslems sympathized with the subway homocide bombers instead of the victims. If that doesn't give one great pause about the 'religion of peace', I don't know what will.

    I will say, it would be greatly difficult to be a moslem these days, and try to commend your 'faith' to some person these days.

    I guess there's a reason islam does well among the marginalized and poor. I do believe we need to do a better job of helping the poor and hungry on the fringes of islam, and it will fade back.

  3. If ISIS has religious roots (and I believe it does) then we should be talking about how senseless it is to expect that a loving God would look favorably upon killers who will do so without discretion, not caring or knowing who these people were, where they were going, by bus, train, or whatever, or what business they were about. God will not go easy upon such killers. They will not be rewarded with life for causing so much death, for God is not against himself. Jesus makes a lot more sense. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, who came from beyond the galaxies, from eternity, and from the realm where God has been known to commune at times with man whom he made by him.

  4. "...most all terrorists are Muslim"

    Nope, not at all true in the United States.

    Also, ISIS kills more Muslims than any other group. We're fighting a terrorist organization that is killing innocent civilians. We're not fighting a religion and we won't win without the support of Muslims.

    1. It's true. Most terrorists today are Muslim, while most Muslims are not terrorists.

  5. Mr. Randall, I just want to say thank you for the updates from a Biblical perspective. Pray for the salvation of our president and many in the 'leadership' of our nation. "If My people, who are called by My Name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek My face...I will forgive their sins and heal their land." I Chronicles 7:14 God is not willing that any should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance.


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