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"How does helpless man, who is born naked, ignorant and hungry, attain to the knowledge of God, to certainty concerning his Maker, and to communion with those God has sent, the example they have left, and the faith and witness they have borne?"
Humanity has possession of the universe in trust, to do with as we will; but man is accountable to inexorable laws of nature for that, and this is his burden. Within the scriptures of every faith ordained by Almighty God, there are contained His basic designs for human harmony and responsible care of the creation. These are the commonalities of the pathways of faith, clarified in Islam and made straight: if we fulfill these, then God will enable us to care for His creation.
All of the Prophets came with The Book and walked the same traditional path: the story was told from the very beginning, it never changed. What would come with the final revelation of The Book would be ~ and was ~ and is ~ a new world for humanity. God welcomes humanity to His creation: He created each for the other. And the story, known to all the Prophets and told to humanity since before Adam, is still news.
The federal, constitutional, democratic, republican political institutions of the United States of America derive from Islamic Fundamentalist roots in the political institutions of Medina al-Munawwara during the Revelation of the Qur'an and thereafter. The muslim people, fraudulently disfranchised during the second muslim century, actually inherit a mandate to struggle for liberty and justice for all people, a political program that is universally beneficial, and a religious duty to pursue these matters even in arenas that are not Islamic.
From the traditional historical sources of monotheistic religion since The Flood, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Hebrew, Aramaic, Amharic and Arabic scriptures refer to the same series of events in nearly the same terms, and prophecies are fulfilled in exactly the terms set forth. But much of humanity is cut off from the news and given The Lie instead, by design. Signs clarify, they do not mystify or confuse ~ and the one story, with one God, one history, and one outcome, is what we are living and watching today.
Jihad On The Web
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The Web is bloodless, but the blood of innocents pours on the ground in places like Manhattan, Palestine, Afghanistan, Baghdad, and Norway as the Web is flooded with falsehood fueling the firefights. It took the enemies of humanity two years of behind-the-scenes false flag treachery to get "WindRiverShoshoni" banished from "Liberty Forum," a Libertarian discussion forum where he wrote about an "Introduction to Palestine"; "The Anti-Islam Web Brigades"; "Stealing the Legacy of Abraham Today"; "Divert, distort, denigrate, disrupt or destroy any discussion of the corruption of American liberty by the organized lobby of a foreign power"; "Manipulating Opinion by Abusing Language"; "We are the Heirs of Abraham"; "Jihad on the Web ~ Plan Daisy"; "Little Brother is Watching You"; and other topics related to the demonization of Islam and muslims that floods Web discussion forums. This as-yet-unedited text, over a thousand pages from contentious political discussions on the Web, shows why LibertyForum.org is gone and why today, these discussion pages are to be found nowhere else on the Web.
War In The Heavens ~ Volume I: Winning With Jesus (Introduction, nine pages)
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“Ankaboot,” a muslim fundamentalist, was warmly welcomed by devoted Christians at a popular Web discussion forum when the conversations turned to Islam, Jesus, muslims, Christianity, and other topics of mutual interest such as living together as neighbors. Free of contention over doctrines or orthodoxy, but solidly based on the revelations and prophecies of both faiths, contextualized comments from timely and informal conversations foster respect and appreciation of the people of both faiths, building bridges to mutually beneficial cooperation among the faithful of Abraham and beyond.
In August of 2010, the cacophony of contention about faith and religion in America was focused on the Cordoba House project in lower Manhattan ~ the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque,” a newly-minted and thoroughly duplicitous “issue” inflamed for the off-year election campaign season of 2010. Ankaboot added perspectives, understanding, and commentary on faith, history, and the world at hand, from a point of view common to the faithful of Islam in America and worldwide, to the ongoing conversations. Ankaboot's sojourn among the Christians, to "make Islam known" without seeking "converts" or favor, opens windows for Christians and muslims alike, on both faiths, the histories of their faithful, and their common future in an America restored to her promises.
The Ark of the Covenant, as its name makes clear, contains the Covenant of Sinai ~ the Torah was placed in the side of the Ark of the Covenant. Israel's Covenant ~ an everlasting distinction for the children of Isaac and Jacob ~ is distinct from the Covenant of Circumcision given to Abraham and all of his descendants, and exclusively for the Children of Israel and those who join themselves to them. Today's Christians are the beneficial heirs of this Covenant ~ which is largely unknown to most of them.
"Separation of church and state" in America has been mythological since 1878, instituted only by driving religion and religious influence out of the public sphere (except in support of American imperial interests and "The New American Century") since the institution of "IRS Recognition of Tax-Exempt Status"; and after the 1990 Oregon v. Smith decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, simply nonexistent ~ faith in America has been driven into "privacy" and pursued even there. Not long after this article was first published, the Court declared "The Religious Freedoms Restoration Act of 1991" and "The Religious Freedoms Act of 1991" to be unconstitutional. The Justices concluded that Congress had exceeded its authority in attempting to pass them. Since then, greater protection of "free exercise" has come from State Legislatures, while intrusion into the affairs of faith has increased, and religious warfare among the various houses of faith ~ a feature of American society since the colonial period ~ has been unrestrained except by the criminal law. Eliminating the effects and influence of faith has been a staple of America's entertainment, education, and information media saturation since World War II. Religious liberty given to us by God has become a freedom of fantasy permitted by the state, along with other bread and circuses distractions of the faithful from their disfranchisement, impoverishment, and wage, debt, corporate, and cannon-fodder slavery.
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Born in 1867 at Urmia in Persia, the Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., was later to become 'Abdul-Ahad Dawud, a muslim. From 1886 to 1889 he was on the teaching staff of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Mission to the Assyrian Christians at Urmia. In 1892 he was sent by Cardinal Vaughan to Rome, where in 1895 he was ordained as a Catholic Priest and returned to Persia. In 1903 he again visited England and there joined the Unitarian Community; and in 1904 he was sent by the British and Foreign Unitarian Association to carry on his work among his people in Persia. On his way to Persia, he visited Istanbul, in what was then the Ottoman Empire; and after several interviews with Sheikhul-Islam Jemalu'd-Din Effendi and other scholars, he embraced Islam. A recognized biblical scholar, he discusses some of the prophecies about Islam and the Messenger of the Covenant still to be found in the Old and New Testaments.
The Controversy of Zion
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From the Preface: "In Europe during the years immediately before and after World War II the name of Douglas Reed was on everyone's lips; his books were being sold by scores of thousands, and he was known with intimate familiarity throughout the English-speaking world by a vast army of readers and admirers. Former London Times correspondent in Central Europe, he had won great fame with books like Insanity Fair, Disgrace Abounding, Lest We Regret, Somewhere South of Suez, Far and Wide and several others, each amplifying a hundredfold the scope available to him as one of the world's leading foreign correspondents. The disappearance into almost total oblivion of Douglas Reed and all his works was a change that could not have been wrought by time alone; indeed, the correctness of his interpretation of the unfolding history of the times found some confirmation in what happened to him when at the height of his powers."
The late Douglas Reed traces the migrations of the scribes and pharisees from Jerusalem to various places in Europe and later to America, and back to Jerusalem, detailing their history from rabbinical record sources, from before Jesus until 1955; and their political machinations among Christian nations from public record sources and his own experiences. Unlike academic historians, who glean their findings from indirect sources, Douglas Reed was a journalist and later a novelist, a passive participant in much of what he chronicles. Throughout the latter chapters, he notes his presence, along with his personal ignorance of the hidden dimensions of what he experienced, assessing in the retrospective light of his later researches what he had witnessed and recorded as it happened.
Gore Vidal, in his Foreword, writes: "From Jerusalem, Israel Shahak never ceases to analyse not only the dismal politics of Israel today but the Talmud itself, and the effect of the entire rabbinical tradition on a small state that the right-wing rabbinate means to turn into a theocracy for Jews only. I have been reading Shahak for years. He has a satirist's eye for the confusions to be found in any religion that tries to rationalise the irrational. ... Needless to say, Israel's authorities deplore Shahak. But there is not much to be done with a retired professor of chemistry who was born in Warsaw in 1933 and spent his childhood in the concetration camp at Belsen. In 1945, he came to Israel; served in the Israeli military; did not become a Marxist in the years when it was fashionable. He was - and still is - a humanist who detests imperialism ..."
Complete with end-notes, references, and an Index, and written in 1994, this book precedes Shahak's equally seminal Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (ISBN 0 7453 1281 0), written in collaboration with Norton Mezvinsky in 1999.
Hasbara ~ informing people of the profound benefits that the mere existence of Israel bestows on humanity ~ is a mitzvah ~ a "godly work" ~ for anyone, including a ger tsadek ~ a "righteous stranger" or gentile ~ in any situation that provides an opportunity for that. Israel was created by God for the explicit work and exclusive privilege ~ and everlasting distinction ~ of announcing the coming of the Messenger of the Covenant and the establishment of the everlasting Kingdom of God for all humanity, which Jesus and the faithful of Israel began two thousand years ago and continue today. But Israel continues to benefit humanity in other ways as well, and hasbara continues in our time as a mitzvah to which most Jewish people devote themselves. This 17-page paper from The Israel Project, "a non-profit educational organization that provides factual information about Israel and the Middle East to the press" was published in April 2003 to guide and assist the hasbara efforts of Jewish Americans in letters to the editor, public discussion forums, and any other information medium.
Horribly mutilated with false attributions and other falsification, this purported non-canonical gospel nevertheless also contains sermons, parables, and conversation immediately recognizable as Jesus' words, and a literary portrait of Jesus only dimly seen in the canonical New Testament. Often denounced in critical reviews but rarely quoted, the original of this gospel account ~ like the Gospel of Thomas ~ was anathematized in the early centuries, declared heretical, and added to the list of forbidden books by papal decree. This mutilated version appears to have reached the private library of Pope Sixtus originally from Muslim Spain, which was hospitable to Jewish and Christian devotees including "heretical" Christians.
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