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Obama revealed his true colors at Prayer Breakfast, and true ignorance of history

There is grave danger in statements supporting moral equivalency and religious relativism. What happens is horrific behavior is excused because you have a certain recalcitrance in admitting the existence of evil.

President Barack Obama had the chance to affirm our Judeo-Christian faith heritage at the National Prayer Breakfast just days after the world was exposed to the savage and barbaric actions of ISIS in the burning to death of the captured Jordanian fighter pilot. But he did not.

As we reported yesterday, instead the Islamapologist-in-Chief attempted to find moral equivalency between the brutality of ISIS and Christianity, saying that violence rooted in religion isn’t exclusive to Islam, but has been carried out by Christians as well.

“Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

Obama also denounced Islamic State terrorists for professing to stand up for Islam when they were actually “betraying it.” “We see ISIL, a brutal vicious death cult that in the name of religion carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism,” he said criticizing them for “claiming the mantle of religious authority for such actions.”

Now, being a simple student of history, I’d like to share a simple analysis — and please, I ask all the Islamapologists reading this to sit down and take a deep breath.

First of all, Pope Urban II called for the Crusade in response to Muslim brigands and raiders who were attacking Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land. I find it rather odd that Obama would refer to something that is over 900 years old in order to make a statement of relativism. The sad truth is that no one is running around in Knights Templar white robes declaring “God wills it.” However, the same enemy that Pope Urban II saw as a threat exists to today and still declares, “Allahu Akhbar.”

As for the Spanish Inquisition, consider that this came after the expulsion of Muslim domination on the Iberian Peninsula for some 700 years.

As a matter of fact, Islamists still refer to Spain as “Al Andalusia” which means to this day still consider it Muslim land — after all it was part of their caliphate conquest. Good thing ol’ Charles “The Hammer” Martel turned back an invading Muslim Army in 732 AD at the Battle of Tours — just as was done by the Venetian fleet at Lepanto in 1571 — just as done by the heroic European Knights at Vienna in 1683. Yes, the Inquisition was horrible and severely affected the Jewish population in Spain. It was however, an overreaction to ensure that Catholicism reigned superior and was never again subjugated as it had been under the Moors of North Africa.

I found it interesting that Obama failed to mention the exchange between the Dey of Algiers and Thomas Jefferson concerning the attacks of American vessels and enslavement of Americans by Muslims, the infamous Barbary Pirates. The Dey of Algiers conveyed to Mr. Jefferson that they were only carrying out the dictates of their prophet towards infidels, kafirs. Interestingly enough, hundreds of years later, the Maersk Alabama and Captain Phillips had to deal with the same — Islamic piracy. Back then Jefferson sent the Marines. And thank God a sharp thinking U.S. Navy Commander made a decision to give the green light to the exceptional U.S. Navy SEAL snipers in the case of the Maersk.

You see religious relativism in this case dismisses the actions of ISIS who is actually more closely following the exploits of Mohammad.

If you study history and begin at the Medina phase, approximately 622 AD, you’ll find a murderous warlord who used terror and “religious manipulation” as he led almost 25 combat raids, the first being the Nakhla raid, circa 622 AD. This all came after the “peaceful” first phase of Islam, just 12 years in length.

The world has been exposed to the brutality of militant Islam for some 1400 years – a theocratic-political totalitarian ideology that spread by way of the sword, not peaceful proselytization. Hence why the flag of Saudi Arabia has a koranic verse above the sword of Mohammad.

And if you understand the Koran and the hadiths you’ll find the history laid out here corresponds to a shift in the verses and traditions towards violence — which the latter verse under the premise of “nakeesh” (abrogation) supersede the previous “peaceful” verses — yet all are still held in equal regard as the words of Allah as revealed to Muhammad.

Lastly, as we shared yesterday, Obama should be careful in equivocating slavery and Jim Crow to the actions of ISIS — after all it was those righteous Democrat Christians who supported such heinous actions as lynchings.

I have a simple recommendation for President Obama — don’t attend any more National Prayer Breakfasts. The angst created by these ill-conceived words is just not worth it — better to just not be there, than to be there and call into question your loyalties to the Judeo-Christian faith heritage of America.

Obama once again attempted to lecture us and failed miserably. ISIS is Islamic, they are militant Islamists and they represent an evil that came from a man who went rogue and used a religious belief as a means to an end — power. Now, that should have been the crux of Obama’s comments, but I suppose those “undisclosed” Muslim leaders with whom he met had a different idea.

Mr. President, true, you are not running again, and true, you did win twice. But even truer, you are damning your reputation as a president and may never hold any regard or esteem of the American people. Then again, perhaps that was always your aim, as you fundamentally transform our beloved Constitutional Republic.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on AllenBWest.com. Image via Townhall.com.

Obama Says Christianity No Different From Islamic State by Raymond Ibrahim

As the world reacts with shock and horror at the increasingly savage deeds of the Islamic State (IS)—in this case, the recent immolation of a captive—U.S. President Obama’s response has been one of nonjudgmental relativism.

Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, Obama counseled Americans to get off their “high horse” and remember that Christians have been equally guilty of such atrocities:

Unless we get on our high horse and think this [beheadings, sex-slavery, crucifixion, roasting humans] is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.

There is so much to be said here.  First, the obvious: the wide gulf between violence and hate “justified in the name of Christ” and violence and hate “justified in the name of Muhammad” is that Christ never justified it, while Muhammad continuously did.

This is not just a theoretic point; it is the very reason that Muslims are still committing savage atrocities.  Every evil act IS commits—whether beheading, crucifying, raping, enslaving, or immolating humans—has precedents in the deeds of Muhammad, that most “perfect” and “moral” man, per Koran 33:21 and 68:4 (see “The Islamic State and Islam” for parallels).

Does Obama know something about Christ—who eschewed violence and told people to love and forgive their enemies—that we don’t?  Perhaps he’s clinging to that solitary verse that academics like Philip Jenkins habitually highlight, that Christ—who “spoke to the multitudes in parables and without a parable spoke not” once said, “I come not to bring peace but a sword.” (Matt. 10:34, 13:34).

Jesus was not commanding violence against non-Christians but rather predicting that Christians will be persecuted, including by family members (as, for example, when a Muslim family slaughters their child for “apostatizing” to Christianity as happens frequently).

Conversely, in its fatwa justifying the burning of the Jordanian captive, the Islamic State cites Muhammad putting out the eyes of some with “heated irons” (he also cut their hands and feet off).  The fatwa also cites Khalid bin al-Walid—the heroic “Sword of Allah”—who burned apostates to death, including one man whose head he set on fire to cook his dinner on.

Nor is the Islamic State alone in burning people.  Recently a “mob accused of burning alive a Christian couple in an industrial kiln in Pakistan allegedly wrapped a pregnant mother in cotton so she would catch fire more easily.”

As for the Islamic “authorities,” Al Azhar—the Islamic world’s oldest and most prestigious university which cohosted Obama’s 2009 “New Beginning” speech—still assigns books that justify every barbarity IS commits, including burning people alive.  Moreover, Al Azhar—a religiousinstitution concerned with what is and is not Islamic—has called for the cutting off of the hands and feet of IS members, thereby legitimizing such acts according to Islamic law.

On the other hand, does Obama know of some secret document in the halls of the Vatican that calls for amputating, beheading or immolating enemies of Christ to support his religious relativism?… Keep reading

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in FrontPage Magazine.

Glenn Beck vs. Osama Bin-Laden and Others

Russia is  our enemy  No.1–I have been writing about Russia for the last twenty-five years, warning America and the world. I am very glad and grateful to Glenn Beck for his current three lectures on the same subject. Considering the significance of his work The Root: The Red Storm, I am offering  an article written by me about Glenn in 2011.

Soviet Socialism in the 21st Century: Glenn Beck vs. Osama Bin-Laden and Others

Glenn Beck is not a “paranoid lunatic,” as some are calling him. He is an honorable, trustworthy, and brave man with uncompromising integrity. He is a beacon for all decent Americans, maybe for all decent people in the world. He loves his country and is doing everything possible to prevent a looming catastrophe of enormous proportions. He is right to talk about the unity of Socialists and Communists and to charge that they are in cahoots with radical Islamists and others. Of course, he has never been a Soviet attorney and has never lived under Soviet socialism, so he can’t be expected to know who is behind all those radical forces. Still, I feel deeply grateful to him for what he has done during the last several years. And maybe my articles will help him to do this honorable work even better.

I am writing this article in the end of June 2011, while every evening Glenn Beck is talking about rising anti-Semitism in the world. He calls for us to defend Israel and reminds us about the tragic Jewish Holocaust. The stories told on his show by survivors of the Holocaust from different European countries bring tears to our eyes and fear to our hearts.  Some viewers experience anew their own personal tragedies through the stories of the survivors. Glenn Beck is warning the world–Evil is alive and constantly attacking you… Be ready!

In fact, anti-Semitism is an integral part and major element of any form of national-socialism. The German people were not alone in their hatred of Jews: Hitler and Goebbels were joined by Mosley, Quisling, Stalin, and others. Fascism doesn’t belong to any particular nationality, race, ethnic group, or religion; it is contagious to all.  The history of the world proves that the peril lurks everywhere.

This preamble and Glenn Beck’s efforts to warn you lead me straight to the heart of the matter, to a political force that remains largely unknown and shadowy—the Soviet Mafia. I did not coin this term: it is the title of a book written by my colleague, defense attorney Arkady Vaksberg. The book was published by St. Martin Press in 1991. The book discusses the character of Soviet leaders and their criminal activities and also predicts instability and destruction in the world, the same things Glenn Beck is talking about.

There are three main concepts in the book:

  1. The Evil Empire may be dead, but not the evil that drove it—the Soviet Mafia.
  2. The book gives us a new definition of political forces and their leaders, previously known as Communists, the KGB, and the Soviets—a new collective identity—the Soviet Mafia.
  3. The Soviet Mafia is a multinational political force and has no particular ethnicity, nationality, religion, or race.

Vaksberg redefines the old terms of Soviet history and points to a new collective identity: the Soviet mafia, the nucleus of organized crime.  He notes that while the former Soviet republics, the so-called New Independent States, have different cultures and religions and speak different languages, all their governments are part of the Soviet Mafia—thugs with no ethnic identity who belong to the same criminal clan. This connection explains the title of the book—The Soviet Mafia.

Vaksberg traces chronologically the ideological make-over of the Soviet Mafia. According to his analysis, Leninism/Stalinism established a regime of political tyranny that Khrushchev then refashioned into a less harsh system. Brezhnev, yearning nostalgically for the days of Stalin, completed the process by bolstering the power of the existing apparatus with support from political gangsters, and knitted together the two groups into an economic mafia. He concludes that”power and criminality mingled, [and] the rulers of the country became…quite literally criminals.”

He also predicted that “the reawakening of nationalist feeling with its deep historic roots and potential for international overspill may in effect save the Soviet mafia and all those ‘dear comrades’ in its leadership, because public attention is diverted to those very difficult nationality problems.” What Vaksberg predicted, has happened: the Soviet mafia had been saved and international overspill has occurred.

Americans and many others regrettably are unlikely to fully understand the book —it is filled with difficult Russian names and the content is completely foreign to decent human minds. Instead, they can read Simona Pipko’s The Russian Factor: From Cold War to Global Terrorism (Xlibris, 2006). The book is a thoughtful description of events, but it is more than merely descriptive. It is a contemporary explanation of the historical development of terrorism and its identity in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Many Americans often use the term “democratic Russia.” We immigrants also hoped for real democracy in Russia during the brief honeymoon of 1989-1991. That hope was killed and the young Russian democracy fatally wounded in 1992-1993. Since then, the process of democratization has been reversed and the value of human life has been once more debased.  Violence has increased in Russia and former apparatchiks, read former Soviets, Communists, and KGB members, have successfully insinuated themselves into the new democratic Russia. Their infiltration signals an end to real freedom in the country—the Soviet Mafia has survived. But it also means more troubles for the rest of the world. Though Osama Bin Laden was definitely the enemy of Glenn Beck and America, I’d like to start with Beck’s other enemies and the foremost enemy of America—The Soviet Mafia.

I have dedicated many pages of this series to Stalin, his ideology, his dictatorship, and his heirs.  The succeeding generations of Stalinists further developed his legacy, updating the designs, tactics, technology and skills they needed to implement their strategies.  Thecreator and founder of the Soviet Mafia, Stalin armed this aggressive cadre with his formula for power. That formula served him and his heirs for 80-90 years and is still in use today. Stalin facilitated and implanted an unprecedented network of centralized bureaucratic tentacles that constituted the apparatus of power.  Within the bureaucracy, the Communist Party machine and security forces played the dominant role.The bureaucracy exercised total control over the population and turned Stalin into a dictator with absolute power and the country into a Police State—the regime we called Soviet Socialism.

Stalin was an old hand at manipulating different ethnic groups and religions.  He was a former Commissar for Nationalities and diligent student of Marx and Machiavelli.  He used ethnic and sectarian rivalries and racial animosities to set people against one another.  He demonized any who opposed him. He imposed his formula in all the Soviet republics: a shrewd technique to control territory, regardless of nationality, religion, or culture. The same process of Sovietization was instituted in the Eastern European countries of the former Warsaw Pact/Socialist Bloc alliance.

The march of the Soviet Mafia and the Stalinist Formula for Power was not limited to Europe, as you already know.  The Middle East became a target beginning in the 1950s and continuing through the 1980s. The strategy used in Eastern Europe was successfully implemented in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen and Iran, places where Soviet front-men were put in power.  Radical Islam was incorporated into the Soviet Mafia. Mentioning Somalia was not a mistake—just recall Clinton’s friend General Aidid.  Like Arafat, he was trained by the Russian security forces.

The Soviet Mafia never sleeps—the 21st century testifies to that. Just look at Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, probably Turkey, and Peru, where a friend of Hugo Chavez recently won the presidency. The Soviet Mafia survives through perpetual aggression. The fraud perpetrated by Karl Marx and quadrupled by his heirs needs 24/7 action to survive. Instead of Marx’s call for the eventual creation of “a classless society of Communism,” this fireball ignited the rest of the world and turned the Soviet Mafia into an International Mafia that unites all the previously mentioned countries under the Kremlin’s umbrella. Do you remember Stalin’s undeclared war and his design for a global government under the auspices of the Soviet Union?  You almost have it.

There is nothing surprising about the constant attempts to destabilize the world in the 21st century. Socialism is a fraud that produces nothing legitimate.  To survive, it attacks capitalism – remember, the best defense is a good offense, and the Soviet Mafia’s defensive tactics are always aggressive and violent. You are already acquainted with many of the Soviet Mafia’s methods and tactics from my preceding articles about Marxism-Leninism and the Stalinist dictatorship. They include deceit of every kind, provocation, intimidation, and violence, all tactics that reflect the nature of Socialist Morality.

All the violent and ferocious methods that were first applied by Stalin on Soviet territory were later turned against targeted foreign countries to harm them in many different ways, including through destruction from within. The informant system, so fully developed in the Soviet bloc, was put in place in targeted countries and the infiltrated informants were usually the means used to inflict damage. You know how Strange New Political Leaders and The Communist Ideological Department work together with the KGB on college campuses in targeted countries to brainwash the students, organize protests and demonstrations, and provoke clashes.  All such actions are meant to destabilize targeted countries and their legitimate governments from within—Control and Power are the Agenda.

I believe that the most horrific methods used in Stalin’s war against Western civilization, which I call sabotage, are criminal and I hope American lawyers will find an appropriate term for this category of crime. There are different forms of sabotage and I will give you two examples. The recruitment of foreigners to organize protests and provoke clashes on foreign territory constitutes one form of sabotage described by former KGB agent Stanislav Levchenko. Here is how he described one facet of the agency’s activities abroad:

“During its almost 70 years of existence, the KGB has developed a highly professional external intelligence service that is also the world’s largest… Nobody tells the KGB what is moral and what is not. What matters is the product, the result, and almost any method to achieve it is acceptable. I was involved in what can be called political seduction of leaders and members of foreign peace movements. I had to lie to them about almost everything. And, of course, I could not mention to them that in the Soviet Peace Committee, four of the staff members were full-time KGB intelligence officers whose task was to penetrate foreign public organizations.” The KGB, New Counterpoint 7, No.2. Winter 1992.

This is only one area of the KGB’s foreign activities—there are plenty of others. Stanislav Levchenko provided some perspective on what was planned for the future, meaning today in the 21st century: “The KGB and GRU (military intelligence) are extremely aggressive and cynical intelligence services. They use any relaxation of the climate… to enhance their recruitment efforts… I was in Tokyo, when the Helsinki Agreement, which started the so-called détente, was signed…  A few days later, I read a top-secret cable, signed by General Kruchkov (Chairman of the KGB). The cable ordered every KGB officer, stationed in every country in the world, immediately to double recruitment efforts against Americans and citizens of other NATO countries.”

The KGB today is the official Russian government and a former KGB agent Vladimir Putin is the head of the government. To grasp the predicament in the world and the menace of Soviet Mafia activities, recall the description of the first Russian security agency, the Cheka, how it developed over the years of the Stalin Regime and how it changed its name 5-6 times to conceal the crimes committed over the last 80-90 years. Study the table below to get an idea of the Soviet Mafia’s long-range strategy of deception.  You will better grasp the extent of its political expansion, recruitment, brainwashing, penetration and subversive activities around the world. This table is taken from a Communist political manual published by Soviet Political Literature in 1981.

The Process of Global Development of the Communist Movement

Year      Countries with active Communist Parties       Number of communists globally

1917                              1                                                      400,000

1928                              46                                                    1.7 million

1939                              69                                                    4.2 million

1946                              78                                                  20.0 million

1960                              87                                                  35.0 million

1969                              88                                                  50.0 million

1980                              94                                          over 75.0 million

Here you have answers to many questions, as well as a clue about who is behind the protests and demonstrations in Wisconsin and the union leaders who are agitating people against the state governor. Be ready for so-called anti-war and other types of protests and unrest in the countries across the world. It would not be surprising if the number of Communists registered in 1981 were double today what it was in 1980.

How beneficial to the Soviet Mafia it is that most countries today, and certainly America, have such weak immigration controls!  It is especially important to keep an eye on immigrants from the Muslim world. We have already been burnt by their terrorist actions. The Soviet Mafia has an army of terrorists with both symbolic and real generals leading them—Yasser Arafat, Moamar Qaddafi, General Adid. They are fighting on hundreds of fronts to destroy us and establish regimes of the Stalinist agenda.

I cannot pass over this vitally important issue of immigration because it is a key consideration in the Stalinist war. The many-faceted global immigration crisis is intertwined with other crucial social issues. Immigration may prove to be the single most important factor in determining the nature of our country’s future.  The immigration flow will define the characteristics of the national Melting Pot in terms of age, education, ethnicity, culture, religion and so on. If terrorism is an immediate danger, other issues are also of use in Stalin’s war to defeat America. I am an immigrant and I know all the difficulties of immigration—you have to build and nourish America’s spirit in your heart, not adjust to America for the benefits that freedom offers. You must become blend into the American Melting Pot rather than eroding and destroying America the Beautiful.

I promised to give you another example of Sabotage and this case is more a crime against humanity. I cannot reveal the name of the source of my information as the individual still lives on former Soviet territory.  I do not want to put this person at risk of assassination. I will even present the story in my own words to avoid suggesting his identity by directly citing him. The event will confirm the main point of this series that the Soviet Mafia is at war with Western civilization and the capitalist economic system. This story will help you understand what is going on in the world in the 21st century.

The Soviets were well-known in the world for stealing secrets from the West. The technical information illicitly acquired by the Soviets was usually used for civilian benefit in the West, but the Soviets modified it for aggressive military application.  The Soviets were closely watching policy developments in America and the West in general. America was a leader of the capitalist economy and Japan followed close behind.  For the Soviets, Japan was in many key respects one with western countries.  Furthermore, Russia had (and still has) a territorial dispute with Japan over the Kuril Islands. In the 1960s President Kennedy gave his full backing to an intensive US investment in space exploration and aeronautical development. Soviet intelligence came to the conclusion that the USSR would never be able to compete on a par with America in space.

As usual in the Stalinist war, the Soviet Mafia started looking for alternative weaponry.  Soviet scientists were instructed to invent a new means of destruction. The country’s huge military complex was mobilized and came up with the answer—tectonic weaponry. Reading this series of articles, you have already become acquainted with the malicious nature of the Soviets and their intelligence. The following story however, will shock you.

In the late 1960s in the backwoods of Siberia, the Soviets began building a research laboratory. One of the concepts developed made a lot of “sense” and was based on the principle of physics that a body in descent has greater maneuverability than one in ascent. Hundreds of scientists from different fields of Academia were brought together to develop a device based on that principle with the use of pipeline construction technology. Geologists, physicists, specialists in electronics, oil-drilling, and other scientists carried out field experiments in Siberia for two decades and finally engineered the needed device. They named it Pluton-Plutonium, or maybe from the world “Pluto,” King of the Underworld.

The device resembled a mole or a water snake. It was programmed to deliver two or three independently targeted warheads (bombs). The first experiment on international territory was initiated in 1984.  It lasted for two years and covered a distance of sixty-five thousand kilometers. Pluton was programmed to penetrate 860 kilometers under the earth’s surface, starting in Siberia, and then to move upwards in the area of the Sea of Japan.

In August 1985, Soviet ships in international waters registered an earthquake near Oshima Island and a resulting tsunami. Pluton then made its return journey, ending up in the Far East of the USSR in 1986. The source of this information did not know who is running these operations, but concluded that the Soviet Mafia has had this secret weaponry since 1986. You can make your own conclusion about recent waves of earthquakes around the globe and the source of global warming in the 21st century.

In this connection, I can add example of how the Soviet Mafia uses natural forces for its own purposes. On the day the Olympic Games opened in 1980, the sky over Moscow was covered with heavy clouds. A member of the Politburo called the KGB. By the time the opening got underway, the sun was shining and the sky over Moscow was blue. As I found out later, KGB scientists used an extremely powerful mega-laser to disperse clouds. In the same way, they also could create rain and storms.

The goal of “conquering nature” is the creed and agenda of the Soviet Mafia. Stalin’s experiments inside the Soviet Union cost the country billions, destroyed the natural ecology, and killed millions. Now the Soviet mafia is destroying countries around the globe. I would suggest our American scientists research the nature of the recent tornadoes and flooding in America, keeping in mind the proximity of Cuba. In this regard, I am afraid that the next target is Florida.

It is time now to return to Glenn Beck. Do you remember all his warnings over the last several years? Putting his life on the line, he warned you about events and people attacking the American economic system, traditional culture, and our way of life. Don’t you think Glenn is talking about the same people I identified in the title of this article as the Others? I do. The only difference is our experiences—I address the issues based on my past experiences, Glenn Beck by his real present experiences and events our country is going through. Please, recall the definition of the Soviet Mafia presented by Arkady Vaksberg. Perhaps Glenn did not read his book, but he is talking about the same evil of government and political corruption, waste, and absence of transparency and accountability.

I titled this article “Glenn Beck vs. Osama Bin Laden and Others.”  Five or six years ago, I read a suggestion that Osama Bin-Laden was the KGB’s creation—The Russian Factor: From Cold War to Global Terrorism, Xlibris, 2006. The author suggested that the KGB used their creature Ayman al-Zawahiri, who has played a major role in the Muslim movement since the 1970s, to seduce Osama Bin-laden to be a symbol of the movement. The chain of events was logical. For your information, it was a group of Egyptian military officers along with al-Zawahiri who assassinated then-President of Egypt Anwar Sadat in 1981. In my opinion, al-Zawahiri has always been one of the masterminds behind al-Qaeda.  This is clear from reading about his background, connection to the Muslim Brotherhood, and ideological hatred of the West.

In my article Strange New Political Leaders you learned how certain political leaders were molded by the KGB. Yasser Arafat was the first Soviet henchman, but not the last. Look at the Middle East today and you will see them with your own eyes: Muammar Qaddafi, Basher Assad, General Aidid, and undoubtedly some in the Egyptian military left from the days of Sadat’s assassination. Pay attention to their speeches — they have different ones for domestic and foreign consumption—they are defrauding their own population as the Soviet Mafia did and does. Also watch the opposition in targeted countries— they are not true opponents, they are controlled and manipulated to act out a phony rivalry. Molding the new leaders around the globe has been the KGB’s policy for almost a hundred years, in the Middle East it is a direct pathway to Control and Power over oil.

Returning to Osama Bin-Laden, I came to the conclusion that the author of The Russian Factor is right. The death of Osama Bin-Laden gave us additional evidence of his real functions and agenda. Just analyze other so-called leaders of Al-Qaeda—creations with different images that appeal to specific audiences. We saw a picture of the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, who did not even know how to hold a rifle or a gun. We have an analogous story with Ben-Laden. He had also two different images: in October 2010 before the election in America, he is shown as a young, healthy, powerful figure, a leader of Al-Qaeda—his beard and hair are dark. Now in 2011 we learn what he really was like—a petty old man, wrapped in a black blanket, sitting huddled with a remote control watching his own image on TV. The reality is demystifying the fraud. Do you believe that man had operational and technical control over Al-Qaeda across the globe?  I do not. For me—the symbol was skillfully molded.

Please recall the Stalinist war against capitalism and Western civilization. It was a fraudulent double-game to cover up the real Agenda. I hope my articles have provided enough evidence for you to see this. Glenn Beck is trying to give you such information and evidence from his own perspective. He is discussing the harm to America brought about by the progressives; they definitely belong to the category of Others. Moreover, maybe they were influenced by the same Marxist fireball and have identical roots in the Soviet Mafia. In this regard, Glenn Beck is doing great work with a group of American historians—he has established a huge classroom in the land, reviving real American history and presenting it on every show. I am not an expert in American history, but we are both providing knowledge to decent people and warning the world…

I do not know how Bin-Laden was killed on June 1, 2011, the mysterious death raises a lot of questions. I hope time will give us the answers. We will continue discussing Osama Bin-Laden in the next articles.  Meanwhile, please go to ej.ru or ej.com and read the articles by Julia Latynina.

To be continued at  www.simonapipko1.com.

Hollywood Rediscovers the Bible

When I was growing up in the 1950s there were two blockbusters, “The Ten Commandments” and “Ben-Hur.” Together they pulled in $1.795 billion in adjusted domestic ticket sales. The power of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to draw audiences is impressive and, in hard times like the present, many seek a message of hope in religion.

It’s worth keeping in mind that, according to Pew research, by the end of 2012, a large majority of Americans—77% of the adult population—identify with a Christian religion, including 52% who are Protestants, 23% who are Catholic, and 2% who affiliate with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mormons. Some 18% expressed no explicit religious identity and 5% identified with a non-Christian religion.

U.S. Presidents, particularly the Founders, were serious readers of the Bible. Tevi Troy, writing in The Wall Street Journal on February 14, noted that “Our earliest presidents, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were all assiduous readers—of history and philosophy, and the Bible as well. Lacking many books in his earliest years, Abraham Lincoln “was among the most diligent readers of all U.S. Presidents.

I suspect that the Obama administration’s open attacks on the Catholic Church for its resistance to Obamacare’s demands that contraceptive medications be covered in healthcare insurance plans makes a lot of Americans, not just Catholics, uneasy at best, raising serious questions about the nation’s fundamental devotion to the free practice of religion.

In a statement about the National Day of Prayer, President Obama made no reference to Christianity, but acknowledged freedom of religion in its historic context. He is a far cry from his predecessor, George W. Bush, for whom his faith in Jesus was openly acknowledged and who found wide support in the nation’s evangelical community. Bush was an avid reader of the Bible.

A Marxist at heart, I doubt that Obama cares much for Christianity and his Chicago church was led by Jeremiah Wright who is most famous for having said “God damn America” and had to apologize for remarks critical of Jews. Obama has openly defended Islam and many believe he is a Muslim.

Hollywood is rediscovering the Bible these days after years of films based on cartoon characters like Batman and Spider Man. In 2014 it will release more big Biblically-based films than it has in the last eleven years combined and the trend is strong for more in 2015.

Debuting in February was “Son of God” from Twentieth Century Fox, culled from the History Channel’s 2013 miniseries, “The Bible”, produced by Mark Burnett who, along with his wife, Roma Downey, is a devout Christian. Debuting in March is “Noah” from Paramount, starring Russell Crow and coming in April is “Heaven is for Real.” On its way to the nation’s theatres are “Mary” and “Exodus.”

Burnett believes that people are seeking messages of spiritual uplift in the wake of the 2008 financial crash and I would add the five years of Obama’s failed management of the economy with its emphasis on socialist, Keynesian government spending that has proved to be largely a waste that has added six trillion to the nation’s soaring debt.

Having attended school when the day began with a pledge of allegiance and the reading of a prayer, I am among those who lament the court-imposed ban on the latter.

As a longtime book reviewer, I have seen a trend of books espousing atheism. Among the latest I have received are “Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better Atheist” by Anthony B. Pinn, “The Original Atheists” edited by S.T. Joshi, and “The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal” by Paul Kurtz, one of the most active critics of religion with fifty books to his credit. There are, however, many books that explore faith such as “Faith Afield: A Sportsman’s Devotional” by Steve Scott and “”What on Earth Do We Know About Heaven?” by Randal Rauser.

One can only hope that Hollywood’s rediscovery of the Bible will contribute to a resistance against those groups and individuals who protest any display of religious symbols such as the Cross, notable during the Christmas holidays.

America was founded by men who were believers in religious expression and faith. And tolerance. The drift from these values harm the nation and a renewal of them are the essence of hope.

© Alan Caruba, 2014

VIDEO: Son of God movie trailer.

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Florida: Islamic bias found in high school history textbook

Creeping  Shariah reports:

Two Brevard School Board members are reviewing a world history textbook used in ninth grade Advance Placement classes amid concerns that it is biased in favor of Islam — at the expense of Christianity and Judaism.

House Representative Ritch Workman and individuals from two citizens groups spoke against the textbook, Prentice Hall World History, at the Brevard School Board meeting Tuesday, citing examples of phrases and passages they believe show bias.

“Our children deserve facts and accuracy, not history being revised for our own failure or desire to not offend one culture or another,” said Workman, a Republican from Melbourne.

The textbook, which has been used in Brevard for the past three years, devotes a chapter to Islam, with sections including the rise of Islam and the building of the Muslim empire. Conversely, Christianity and Judaism do not have their own chapters and instead are referenced in paragraphs embedded in other sections.

Workman also expressed concern about how historic events are portrayed and what phrases are used. For example, he said the textbook reads Jesus proclaims himself to be the Messiah but declares Muhammad becomes a prophet.

School board members Amy Kneessy and Andy Ziegler promised to review the textbook, which is published by Pearson, a well-known printer of educational textbooks.

“No matter what the subject is, whether it’s math, English, science or world history, students need to have accurate, unbiased information,” Kneessy said. “If textbooks are unbiased or incomplete, it’s our job to fix that.”

Pearson Spokeswoman Susan Aspey said the company and its authors adhere to “the highest editorial standards when creating course materials, which undergo a rigorous review process.”

“The textbook referenced was approved by the state of Florida and meets all requirements for the High School World History Course,” she wrote in an email. “A review of the book shows there is balanced attention given to the beliefs of Islam, Judaism and Christianity.”

Ziegler said the underlining issue is accuracy and fairness — and should be investigated.

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