Militant Islam

Blonde gunned down by Somali police officer in Minneapolis

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Justine Damond

After reporting an assault she’d heard, Australian woman Justine Damond was gunned down by a Minnesota cop.  How did it happen? 

When the police car arrived, she ran up to it in her pyjamas and spoke to the driver.  Officer Noor, with his firearm already drawn, reached across his partner from the passenger’s side to shoot her through the driver’s window, multiple times in cold blood.

Why did it happen?

We were perplexed!  How could it happen?  Why would an American police officer, whose oath is to “serve and protect,” do that?

The NZ media didn’t tell us.  The next day I read that the Minnesota police officer was Somali born Mohamed Noor.  He’d got into the police as a celebrated “diversity hire.”

Now I understand.  It was a hate crime.  It was murder.  By a man who should never have been put in a position of trust.  He came from a violent culture.  His religion is Islam, and he would have seen this pajama clad blonde as  a “wicked infidel.”  In his culture, women are expected to wear the hijab and be confined to their homes.  Were his murderous actions influenced by Sharia law?

The Somali community in Minnesota regularly call for Sharia law.
Minnesota Muslims brutally honest: ‘We want Sharia’

I only hope this is explained to the people of Minnesota, Australia, and Justine’s uncomprehending family.
Justine Damond shooting: Family plead for answers after woman shot by police
“Anger is growing in Minnesota and Australia over a lack of answers about why Damond was shot.  The state’s independent Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions has launched an investigation into the killing but has provided few details about what sparked the deadly incident.”  Source: Video reveals darker side to Justine Damond’s life

The wolf is indeed guarding the sheep.

My final question is, how would have this have been reported if it had been a white American policeman shooting a Somali woman?


Donald Trump said the Somali migrants were a disaster for Minnesota.  I’d have to agree.  These people have no regard for American culture or law.
Somali migrants are ‘disaster’ for Minnesota, says Donald Trump


A New Ager, Justine believed you create your own reality.  She believed in a “benevolent force that will bring you anything you want but you are the sole creator of your reality.”

The fatal flaw with her thinking is she didn’t take into account evil, and although we can shape reality, we can’t create it.  We’re not God.

We certainly create our own paradigms, which are cultural and religious. Diversity and multiculturism don’t work because we don’t all think the same.

Justine Damond’s reality was that law enforcement was safe, there to protect and serve – and if she’d been dealing with American culture, that would have been true.  But she wasn’t.  Mohamed Noor’s cultural reality was probably that he “had a calling” to enforce Sharia law, which deprives women of their rights.  I say that from his actions, and there have been complaints about him before he shot this woman.

There’s a Bible proverb, Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.”  Proverbs 4:23


In June 2020, Australians protesting “Black lives matter,” don’t know or care about Justine Damond.

Forty thousand protesters descended on Melbourne’s CBD over the weekend to take part in the Black Lives Matter rally following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota.

Avi Yemini of TR News attended the protest on Saturday where he asked participants why they didn’t hold a similar rally after the murder of Australian woman Justine Damon who was shot dead by a black officer from the same Minnesota police force.

https://caldronpool.com/watch-avi-yemini-asks-black-lives-matter-protesters-an-important-question/


Links

Mohamed Noor: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

LISTEN: Justine Damond Shooting Police Dispatch Audio

Minneapolis Mayor: ‘We All Want Answers’

Ex-Minneapolis police officer arrives for trial

Who is in charge of London?

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The Fabian Society

Sadiq Khan is the Muslim Mayor of London.  He’s also a Fabian socialist.  When you’ve got a Muslim guarding a major European city like London, you’ve got a wolf guarding the sheep.

During his election campaign last year, Khan described himself to the New Statesman this way: “I’m a Londoner, I’m British, I’m English, I’m of Asian origin, of Pakistani heritage, I’m a dad, I’m a husband, I’m a long-suffering Liverpool fan, I’m Labour, I’m Fabian, and I’m Muslim.”

Wolf as sheep

I suspect the goals of the Fabians and Islamists are close enough for them to work hand in hand.  Both are totalitarian.  The Fabians goal is to subvert the existing order to establish a Socialist World Government, and Islam wants a worldwide caliphate and Sharia law.

Since he got into power last year, the first thing he did was create a London online hate crime hub, which launched in April 2017.

Of course he did.  Will Londoners feel safe to say or express how they feel after the Muslim attacks?

The Metropolitan Police have made 25 arrests for hate crime offences since Saturday,” said the Metropolitan Police.  Source: Metropolitan Police statement on hate crime in London

It didn’t take them long.

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They’re tracking British people for hate crimes, but not tracking the 200 Jihadists they’ve “let back in.”

But Sadiq Khan told Piers Morgan in an interview that London’s police “did not have enough police resources to monitor the jihadists returning to the United Kingdom from Syria and Iraq.”

Watching that interview we can see where Kahn’s priorities lie.  It’s in protecting that fifth column in British society.  Is he keeping the Londoners calm, telling them to “get used to terrorism,” while he prepares London for the caliphate?


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London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick visit the scene of the attack on London Bridge and the Borough Market. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters)

The London Metropolitan Police

London Bridge is falling down, and there’s no fair lady.

Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, seen above with Sadiq Khan is the London Metropolitan Police Commissioner.  She said “diversity was at the heart of her role as she confirmed she was in a same-sex relationship with a colleague.”

Speaking after becoming the first woman to lead British policing, Miss Dick pledged to drag it into the ‘brave new world’ of 21st-century technology.  She warned that more officers will carry Tasers, that the front-line is likely to shrink further, and controversial stop-and-search tactics may increase.  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4423238/New-Met-chief-Dick-says-diversity-heart-role.html#ixzz4jPQHpqzH

Londoners need a Police Commissioner appointed on ability, not diversity.  Especially for that role.

I predict that Muslim attacks will increase, as will the wrongful arrests for hate speech of British people who speak out against them.  The relationship of people and the police will suffer.  The frog will continue to boil, until the British people wake up to what’s happening.  I hope it’s soon.


“Hate crimes”

After I wrote this post, I found out that people in Germany are being arrested for “hate crimes” in speaking out against Islam.

Man Jailed for Anti-Islam Facebook Posts, Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Social Media Posts

1984 is seemingly already in full-effect in the EU.

And it’s not just in the EU.  It’s also come to the US, in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis sets up hotline for Muslims to report “Islamophobia”


Links

Fabian Society: http://www.freebritainnow.org/0/fabiansociety.htm
https://fabiansociety.wordpress.com/

KASSAM: London Cops Arrest Dozens for ‘Hate Crimes’ Since London Attack, But Mayor Says Police Can’t Afford to Track Jihadists

https://counterjihadreport.com/2017/06/07/kassam-london-cops-arrest-dozens-for-hate crimes-since-london-attack-but-mayor-says-police-cant-afford-to-track-jihadists/

Britain’s real hate crime scandal

Sadiq Khan launches London online hate crime hub

Sadiq Khan And Obama Moving To Create New Internet Sharia Law


Blind belief, the faith that kills

A British woman was interviewed after the latest Muslim attack in London that left seven dead and nearly fifty injured.  Her son got a knife stuck in him, with the words “this is for Islam!”  She said, “These people saying they’re doing it in the name of God is an absolute joke. The first commandment is “Thou shalt not kill, all faiths share that belief …”

Do they?

Actually, she is wrong about all faiths sharing the belief “You shall not kill.”  This is the trouble, many Westerners believe that Islam has that principle, or “the Golden Rule,” or the rule of conscience.  No.  In Islam, these are supplanted by Sharia law which is cast from the actions and words of Mohammed.

The reason they attack is because their holy book commands it!

Through Noah came the Noahide law, and through Moses the ten commandments.  Both  men from the Bible are regarded as prophets in the Quran. But Muslims regard Mohammed and  Sharia law as greater!

It’s true that God in the Old testament commanded killing, but it was a specific instance where the Israelites had to clear the giants out of Canaan, and those aligned with them.  There was a genetic problem, where Goliath’s brother had hands with six fingers and King Og of Bashan was 14 feet tall.  And a behavioural problem where the Canaanites did abominable things which God detested.

Nowhere else does God command indiscriminate killing.  Jesus, at his arrest, told his disciple to out down his sword, saying “those who live by the sword will die by the sword.”  Was he thinking of Mohammed’s arrival 600 years later when he said it?

It is true that most Muslims aren’t terrorists – but most terrorists are Muslims.    Islam also permits Taqiyya and Kitman, where Muslims can lie to us about their religion being “a religion of peace.”  Another law of theirs which is the opposite of ours, where we are told not to bear false witness.

The media and the politicians must know what’s in the Quran.  It’s their job to know what’s going on.  But they’re still censoring us by calling this “a terrorist attack.”  Why aren’t people allowed to use the ‘M’ word?

Breitbart editor Katie McHugh, got fired for tweeting out the truth on Saturday night.Katie-McHugh-tweet

Islamic attacks, what are modern Brits saying in private?

The Manchester-born singer, Morrissey, has hit out at politicians for their reaction to the bombing in his hometown that has killed 22 people and injured 59 more.

“Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the attack is the work of an ‘extremist’. An extreme what? An extreme rabbit?”

Criticising the prime minister, the musician added: “Also, ‘will not break us’ means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration. The young people of Manchester are already broken – thanks all the same, Theresa.”

He claimed that “her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues”.

Morrissey also criticised the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, who he said had failed to condemn the Islamic State group after it claimed responsibility for the attack.  Khan is a Muslim.

Morrissey cited government immigration policy among his complaints saying the prime minister would never change her immigration policy in the light of the attacks. Police have said that the bomber, Salman Abedi, was British-born and from Manchester.

“In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections,” the singer wrote on his Facebook page.


The family of Georgina Callander, who tragically died in the Manchester bombing, has warned the government it must ‘open its eyes’ before more parents lose their children to terror.  Source: http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/28/family-of-manchester-terror-victim-warn-government-to-open-its-eyes-before-its-too-late-6667225/

The 22 people killed in the Manchester bombing included children, with the youngest just eight years old. Of the 59 wounded, many were children under 16.


Tommy Robinson in Manchester: “Politicians have sold us out”

The word ‘MUSLIM,’ none dare say it …

“To stop this, we need to identify what’s happening.  And it’s happening because the Quran, in over a hundred verses, incites murder and war against us!”


Manchester Attack: What They’re NOT Telling You

Almost certainly, nothing will change.  There are things we can change; mass surveillance of hate preaching mosques, solitary confinement of individuals who are likely to radicalise others in prison, extreme vetting and strict quotas on Muslim immigration, deporting known terrorists, prosecuting NGOs who send out boats to rescue unvetted migrants – some of them who sympathise with, or are members of Isis.” – Paul Joseph Watson

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This is tolerance.  This is diversity.  This is the future our leaders have chosen for us.

“But we have a choice.  We have hope.  Don’t let them tell you not to be angry – “to go on with life as usual.”  Because that’s not bravery – it’s cowardice.  Enough hashtags.  Enough vigils. Enough celebrity platitudes. It hasn’t worked.  We need change. We need action.  Hope has two beautiful daughters.  Their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are and Courage to see that they don’t remain as they are.”

This time, the lions save the Christians

The chief of a Christian ministry that works underground because of its outreach into Muslim-dominant communities in the Middle East is reporting a startling claim – his rescue from Islamic “militants” by a pride of lions.

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High Plains Drifter directed me to another, related story.  I promise it’s not ‘boaring.’

Three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars, local leaders say …

Wild boars overrun Islamic State position, kill 3 militants

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“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
    or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
    or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know
    that the hand of the Lord has done this?  Job 12:7-9

The anatomy of the beast

Islamic 666We’re seeing the emergence of the beast, written about 2,000 years ago by the apostle John and recorded in
the Book of Revelation.  Even if we don’t know who it is, we can know what it is. It’s number, 666 is taking various forms.  Let me show you.

We’ll start with what John the apostle saw.  He wrote 666 like this →

The early greek characters look a lot like the arabic characters for “Bismillah,” meaning “in the name of Allah.”  Jihadists wear it in a headband around their foreheads.  In the Bible (Revelation 13:1) the beast is associated with “names of blasphemy.”

The number of the beast is associated with the number of a man, or the number of man plural; This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.” Revelation 13:18.

It’s going to be forced on people; It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.”  Revelation 13:16-17.

Muslims may well be the enforcers, because the apostle John saw the souls of people who had been beheaded for not taking the mark or worshiping the beast in Heaven; “And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands.”  Revelation 20:4.

In science and technology it will be connected to some kind of artificially intelligent system run by Technocrats.

The “New World Order” will be based on Technocracy, a replacement economic system for capitalism and free enterprise, designed by a group of prominent scientists and engineers.

The scientists want to achieve a “balanced load” between the human population and nature.  This system will be based on energy instead of supply and demand and price based economics.  Instead of money which you can save, you’ll have “energy credits” which will expire.

The new economic model will be based on carbon, and their goal right now is wealth transfer, from the wealthy nations to the poor.


666, the number of Carbon

We’re all being told carbon is a pollutant, and conditioned to pay for our “carbon footprint.”  But did you know that the atomic number of carbon is six protons, six neutrons, and six electrons?  We are carbon based life forms.  Carbon is the number of man. Carbon is not a pollutant.

666, the number used to buy and sell

The dividing lines on our bar codes are also three sixes.  The country and manufacturer are on the left, and the product code is on the right.  The sixes are at each end and in the middle.

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666, the number of tax

There will be some sort of global tax, no doubt based on carbon.  In the bible, the number 666 is associated with tax – King Solomon’s tax in 2 Chronicles 9:13 and 1 Kings 10:14.

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Technocracy

The Technocrats are hard at work transforming the current economic system.

UN’s Top Climate Official: Goal Is To ‘Intentionally Transform the Economic Development Model’

History is littered with despots who’ve slaughtered millions in their quest for Utopia – in the last century we’ve had the Marxists who created the Soviet Union, the National Socialists who created the Nazi party, the Maoists who launched the Great Leap Forward, and the Khmer Rouge who laid waste to Cambodia in the killing fields. All of these bloodthirsty, murderous regimes (and others) led to the brutal, violent and pointless deaths of over 100 million people around the world.

Now the scientists are going to have a go at bringing in their own version of Utopia.  It’s depressingly familiar.  It’s just another governing system seeking power and control over the individual, rather than freedom and liberty.

The planners of this system have been quietly taking the power away from us.  They will need to destroy Christianity and the societies that have been built on this.  We’ve had two world wars, communism, atheism, fascism, racism, socialism, humanism, evolution, and multiculturalism used against us. Now they will knock over what remains with Islam and unchecked immigration.

What will be different this time though is their iron grip of control through technology.  We’ll have trans-humanism, artificial intelligence, drones, genetic engineering, RFID, so-called “Smart Technologies” and the “Internet of Things.”  The world had all of this before the flood of Noah.

The good news is this has all been foretold and it won’t last – but forewarned is forearmed.  We will need to make a choice between which religious system to adopt – whether we’re religious or not.  Only one religion is true.

Jesus said about his second coming; “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”  Matthew 24:37.

He warned us to Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”  Matthew 24:42

The Boxer

Muhammad AliTens of thousands are gathering in Louisville, Kentucky for the funeral of Muhammad Ali. The funeral events began on Thursday with a Muslim prayer service attended by 14,000 people. 

Ali wanted the service, known as a Jenazah, to be “a teaching moment.” American Muslims attending the service and watching on TV said they hoped that the public prayers would help Americans to become more familiar with Islam and its practices. Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36496473

In 1964, Ali famously converted to Islam, changing his name from Cassius Clay, which he called his “slave name” – even though he never grew up in slavery, thanks to the efforts of abolitionists.

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Cassius Marcellus Clay, abolitionist

But far from being a “slave name,” Ali was named after Cassius Marcellus Clay, a Kentucky planter, politician and friend of Abraham Lincoln, who worked for the abolition of slavery.

The grandfather of Ali, Herman Heaton Clay, a descendant of African-American slaves, named his son Cassius Marcellus Clay in tribute to the abolitionist, and Cassius Clay senior gave his own son the same name, which the  heavyweight champion boxer rejected.

Muhammad Ali’s mother, Odessa Lee Clay (nee O’Grady) was a strong Christian.  Ali later said, “My mother is a Baptist, and when I was growing up, she taught me all she knew about God. Every Sunday, she dressed me up, took me and my brother to church, and taught us the way she thought was right. She taught us to love people and treat everybody with kindness. She taught us it was wrong to be prejudiced or hate. 

Despite his mother’s faith, he linked Christians with plunder and enslavement. “How could they say that my religion, Islam was a ‘race hate’ religion after all the plunder and enslavement and domination of my people by white Christians in the name of white supremacy?” he was quoted as saying, never seeing his own prejudice.

My question is this; which religion is into plunder and enslavement – Christianity, or Islam?  What did he squander with his anti-white sentiment?

It reminds me of the song “The Boxer.”

I am just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest  - Paul Simon, "The Boxer"

In abandoning the name of his father, and the faith of his mother, did he back the wrong horse?

Ban Sharia

Muhammad Ali wasn’t the only thing to come out of Louisville, Kentucky.  It’s also home to the Kentucky Derby, a famous horse race.

“Ban Sharia, a horse born in 1972 in Kentucky, ended up running in 18 races in the 1970’s.

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Charles Engelhard

Ban Sharia came from a line of Middle Eastern-sounding names.  The breeder was Cragwood Estates, a stable owned by the family of Charles and Jane Engelhard, who lived in New Jersey.

Charles Engelhard was a very rich man, who made his fortune dealing in platinum, gold and silver.  Engelhard was rumored to be the man who inspired Ian Fleming’s 1959 book “Goldfinger” and the Sean Connery movie that followed in 1964.  The film’s plot has Bond investigating gold smuggling by gold magnate Auric Goldfinger and eventually uncovering Goldfinger’s plans to contaminate the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox.

What is not known is why a stable owned by the Engelhard family named a horse “Ban Sharia” in the 1970’s.  Was it a warning, a sign of things to come by a family in the know?

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Good fences make good neighbours

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Pope Francis called Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border “un-Christian.”  That’s rich, coming from him.  The Vatican is a walled city state!

The current situation in beleaguered Europe shows us why nations need borders.  German Cabinet Official Gerd Muller said only 10% of the migrants have arrived from the Middle East and Africa.  Eight to ten million migrants are still on the way.”  He slammed the European Union for failing to control the crisis, saying the border-free Schengen zone has “collapsed.”

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“Lose security? Lose employment? SCHENGEN NO”

The Schengen Agreement was signed by ten European nations in 1985, removing Europe’s borders.  At the same time, multiculturalism was being imposed through immigration.  Do “ism’s” ever work?

Along with multiculturalism came political correctness.  No-one’s allowed to report on the multicultural elephant in the room.  Or the Islamic camel’s nose in the tent.

Of the million strong migrants that arrived in 2015, how many of them are genuine refugees?

RefugeesWhat is going to be done to protect the culture and the European people?  Boundaries are there for a reason – whether national or personal.

Boundaries are good, and they’re God ordained.  It is written “From one man God made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. Acts 17:26

In the next verse we read so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” Acts 17:27

Even atheist China saw the link between Christianity and Western freedoms.  But it seems Muslims covet the gifts, but not the giver.  Are they going to seek the Lord, or will they demand their own way and seek to impose Islam on their host societies?

It’s obvious that not all religions are the same.  The Bible makes some interesting statements about religion and the land.  In Leviticus 18 God warns that if the land is defiled; he will punish it for its sin, and the land will vomit out its inhabitants.  In Psalm 68:6 we read that “the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”

Lets looks at the countries that Islam covers from above.

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What does that tell you?  The only green spot in it besides the Nile delta is tiny Israel.  It’s the only nation that’s democratic and not Islamic.  If it’s because of a lack of rainfall, then Israel should be just as arid. 

Here are some borders from around the world.  The difference between Haiti and the Dominican republic is another remarkable picture.  Haiti practices voodoo.

14 Mind Blowing International Borders From Around the World

Czech president: “It’s practically impossible to integrate Muslims into Western Europe”

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Czech President Milos Zeman

Originally posted by Fellowship of the Minds

 

Someone has the guts to say it out loud instead of blaming the victims of crimes committed by Muslim immigrants.

The president of the Czech Republic has claimed it is ‘practically impossible’ for Muslims to integrate into modern Europe.

Daily News reports that while speaking on local TV, President Milos Zeman also blamed the New Year’s Eve sex attacks in Cologne, Germany, on ‘Muslim culture’. Zeman is known for his fiery anti-migrant comments and has previously accused refugees ‘with iPhones’ of exploiting their children to get asylum in the EU.

Here’s what the Czech president said:

“The experience of Western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible. Let them have their culture in their countries and not take it to Europe, otherwise it will end up like Cologne (referring to the mass New Year’s Eve assaults on women in Germany and elsewhere). Integration is possible with cultures that are similar, and the similarities may vary.”

Zeman, a 71-year-old leftwinger and the first-ever directly elected president of the Czech Republic, has repeatedly spoken out against the surge of migrant and refugee arrivals in Europe.

Earlier this month, Zeman claimed the influx was masterminded by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood which uses money from several states to finance it in a bid to ‘gradually control Europe’.

It followed controversial statements accusing refugees and migrants of risking their children’s lives crossing the Mediterranean in order to use them to secure a right to remain in the EU. ‘They[children] serve as human shields for guys with iPhones to justify the wave of migrants,’ Zeman said in an interview with a Czech tabloid in November. ‘Those hiding behind the children … in my opinion, do not deserve any compassion. They bring the children over in rubber dingys, knowing they might drown.’

Late last year, Zeman called the surge in refugee numbers ‘an organized invasion,’ urging young men from Iraq and Syria to ‘take up arms’ against the Islamic State (IS) group instead of running away.

More than one million migrants reached Europe in 2015, most of them refugees fleeing war and violence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

But few asylum seekers have chosen to stay in the largely secular Czech Republic, an EU and NATO member of 10.5 million people, with the majority heading to wealthier Germany and other western EU states.  Statistics published in July last year, showed that only 409 people were seeking asylum in the central European nation, with some 3,100 refugees living in the country.

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The wise men, who they were, and why the biblical account holds water

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Caravane Marco Polo, source: https://commons.wikimedia.org

Herod was really upset when the Magi rode into Jerusalem with their entourage after the birth of Jesus.  The Magi had made a journey of over 1000 miles to worship the King of the Jews.  And that title did not belong to Herod.

The Magi were the wise men – the king makers.  No Persian was ever able to become king unless he was approved of and crowned by them.

Being astronomers, they knew about the coming King and the constellation where his star would arise, from knowledge handed down by the prophet Daniel in Babylon.

Their story is preserved in Matthew 2.   This is an account that holds water; in other words it stacks up to scrutiny.  Their resting place is preserved in the account of Marco Polo, the famous 13th century Venetian explorer.  He claimed that he was shown the three tombs of the Magi at Saveh south of Tehran in the 1270s:

“In Persia is the city of Saveh, from which the Three Magi set out when they went to worship Jesus Christ; and in this city they are buried, in three very large and beautiful monuments, side by side. And above them there is a square building, carefully kept. The bodies are still entire, with hair and beard remaining. One of these was called Jaspar, the second Melchior, and the third Balthasar.”

wisemen“Messer Marco Polo asked a great many questions of the people of that city as to those three Magi, but never one could he find that knew aught of the matter, except that these were three kings who were buried there in days of old.
However at a place three days’ journey distant he heard of what I am going to tell you. he found a village there by the name Cala Ataperistan, which is to say, “The castle of the Fire Worshippers.” And the name is rightly applied, for the people there do worship fire, and I will tell you why.
They relate that in old times three kings of that country went away to worship a prophet that was born, and they carried with them three manner of offerings, Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh; in order to ascertain whether that prophet were God, or and earthly King, or a Physician. For, said they, if he take the Gold, then he is an earthly King; if he take the incense then he is God; if he takes Myrrh he is a Physician.”

Persia is now modern day Iran, and Tehran is to the north of Saveh.

The ground that can’t hold water

Another legend about Saveh is the Lake of Saveh. It is a lake which is said to have been located near the city.  According to the legend mentioned in historical Persian texts, this lake dried out on the night of the birth of Muhammad, Islam’s prophet …

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Muhammed came along about 600 years later.  Rejecting Christ, he founded Islam, declaring Judaism and Christianity were “wrong.”  I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether his claims hold water.  If I don’t blog again before Christmas, I wish you a happy Christmas.  And may you walk with the wise.  “He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20


Links:
The King Makers: A Look at the Magi
Wikipedia, Magi, Matthew 2
Saveh