People who do horrible acts of violence would certainly seem to have something wrong with them.
Whether this is a moral wrongness or a health wrongness is the question.
Evil or mentally ill?
In a post-modern era, the impulse that drives violent behavior is often associated with mental illness. To explain the propensity for terrorism in any way other than through a naturalistic construct is anathema to secular society, so violent Muslims claiming to attack and kill others in the service of Allah are therefore “mentally ill” or “mentally disturbed” and nothing more. In an embarrassing twist of irony, however, unbeknownst to the politically-correct blathering of the willfully ignorant, classifying such behavior as a “mental illness” automatically classifies the “prophet” whom these violent Muslims have modeled their own behavior after as mentally ill himself. After all, the more seriously Muslims take their faith, the more they’ll want to be just like the “prophet” who inspires them all MidnightWatcher
Ramadan 2016 Alert:
Early in the morning on June 12th, 2016, American Muslim Omar Mir Seddique Mateen opened fire at “The Pulse,” a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Mateen killed around 50 people and injured dozens more while shouting “Allahu Akbar!” Before the attack, he called 911 to declare his allegiance to ISIS. Did this shooting have something to do with Islam, the Quran, ISIS, Jihad, and Muhammad?
David Wood discusses the evidence and confronting Islam with something it can’t hope to overcome.
David Wood: “Paradoxically, Muslims tend to eat far more when they’re fasting than when they’re not fasting. You see, Ramadan isn’t simply not eating. It’s gorging yourself before sunrise, taking a break while the sun’s out and gorging yourself again at sundown; a diet recommended by no doctor, ever.”
Ramadan 2016 has started, so this is a great time to learn about Islam’s holiest month.
Between 1920 and 1970, 900,000 Jews were expelled from Arab and other Muslim countries. The 1940s were a turning point in this tragedy; of those expelled, 600,000 settled in the new state of Israel, and 300,000 in France and the United States. jcpa
“The story I knew,” author Nathan Weinstock relates in a Skype interview from his home in Nice, in the south of France, “was that the Jews were happy to leave the Arab countries the moment they were given the opportunity to do so. We were not told anything about the Jews’ deep connection with Arab culture, for example. It was only later that I learned that Jewish writers were the foundation of Iraqi literature. And that in mid-19th-century Egypt, the man who invented the nationalist slogan ‘Egypt for the Egyptians,’ and was known as ‘the Egyptian Molière,’ was a Jew named Jacob Sanua.
“In the course of my research,” he continues, “I found out that the story we had been told – that the Jews left the Arab countries because they were Zionists – was for the most part wrong. True, they had an affinity for the Land of Israel – that is certainly correct – but the organized Zionist movement was very weak in the Arab countries. The great mass of Jews left under duress. They were expelled. They were subjected to such enormous pressure that they had no choice but to leave.” Forward
Israel is celebrating it’s 68th anniversary as a Nation Among the Nations of the World.
The United States 33rd President, Harry Truman made a significant contribution to Israel’s founding.
The United States became the first nation to recognize Israel.
As partition approached, President Truman had to decide whether to officially recognize the Jewish state that would be proclaimed on May 15th.
On May 12th, he gathered his advisers at the White House. Tempers flared. Clark Clifford made the case for recognition. Secretary of State George Marshall led the opposition, saying he couldn’t vote for President Truman if he pursued recognition. President Truman weighed personal, political and strategic concerns. On May 14th he acted. America recognized the new state of Israel. Truman Library
Truman announced recognition at 6:11 p.m. on May 14 — 11 minutes after David Ben-Gurion’s declaration of independence in Tel Aviv. Holbrooke says this was done so rapidly that in the official announcement, the typed words “Jewish State” are crossed out and replaced in Clifford’s handwriting with “State of Israel.” YNetNews
From Libya to Hungary, from Poland to the Netherlands. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we join our soldiers and officers as they light candles in memory of their grandparents’ communities that were destroyed in WWII.
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It’s been seven decades since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and yet there are still an estimated 4 million Palestinian refugees…and zero Jewish refugees. With so many nearby Arab allies of the Palestinians, how did this happen? What does it say about Israel? What does it say about its Arab neighbors? Dumisani Washington, Diversity Outreach Coordinator for Christians United for Israel, explains.
The Social Justice Warriors — the first warriors to faint at the sight of a penknife — have a new weapon to show off their unearned moral superiority: CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, where mainstream culture steals from minorities without being “authentic.” Surprisingly Bill Whittle agrees with this, and has a list of grievances all his own.
“In this video, David Wood explains what will happen in the near future as a result of this attack.”
David Wood: “Apparently, even after the recent attacks in Paris, even with European security agencies working night-and-day to keep their people safe, even with regular arrests and multiple terrorist plots foiled, our governments just can’t stop all the terrorists. Since Jihad is now a way of life in the West and since every terrorist attack carried out in the name of Allah is followed by the same sequence of events, let’s briefly consider what we can all look forward to in the near future.”