Bobby Jindal: We’re A Judeo-Christian Nation

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In a radio interview Monday, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana reiterated some familiar lines about America’s need to return to its Judeo-Christian heritage. It is rumored that Jindal will make a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

“This is a place where you have freedom of self-determination, freedom of religious liberty, freedom of speech,” Jindal said. “This is an amazing place and we’re a majority Christian country. We’re a Judeo-Christian heritage, but we don’t discriminate against those that have no beliefs and or have different beliefs.”

But what is not acceptable and what you’ve seen in Europe and this is a very serious particular threat, you’ve got those that do want to try to impose a form of sharia law. And sharia law is antithetical, mutually exclusive of freedom, in treating women as first class citizens, it is antithetical to the values we hold dear.

And you see third, fourth generation immigrants in the U.K., France, in other places in Europe that don’t consider themselves part of those societies and that’s very dangerous.

Jindal made the remarks on Family Research Council’s Washington Watch.

The Louisiana governor addressed a prayer rally at Louisiana State University last week in which he proclaimed “our God” will be the victor. “We can’t just elect a candidate and fix what ails our country,” he said. “We can’t just pass a law and fix what ails our country. We need a spiritual revival to fix what ails our country.”

It is like God has given us the book of life. He doesn’t let us see the pages for today and tomorrow. He doesn’t promise us everything will go the way you want, but he does let you see the last page in the book of life. And on the last page, our God wins.

Jindal is a convert to Catholicism and called himself an “evangelical Catholic” in a Washington Post interview last May. He doubled down Monday, asserting that not assimilating into the American culture could be construed as “invasion.”

 “But what’s not acceptable is people that want to come and conquer us. That’s not immigration by the way, that’s colonization,” he said.

 If someone wants to come here and change our fundamental culture and our values. If they want to come here and they want to set up their own culture and values, that’s not immigration, that’s really invasion if you’re honest about it.

The potential GOP contender also suggested if America is not “serious” about tackling this issue, we could face more terrorist attacks comparable to the one in Paris earlier this month.

Of course, the politically correct crowd when you say things like they’ll call you racist but this is a particular threat we face. And if we’re not serious about this we’re going to see more lone wolf actors. We’re gonna see more folks come into our country just like you’ve seen in other countries – the horrific shootings in Paris.

 h/t: Pat Dollard

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Opponents Of Duke University’s Promotion Of The Muslim Call To Prayer Score A Major Victory

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The Muslim call to prayer that Duke University had proudly announced would be sounded from the school’s chapel today will not be heard across the North Carolina campus. University officials have said it’s a no-go.

A nationwide firestorm of criticism threatened to scorch the university and its administration that had trumpeted the planned prayer call as a way to show its embrace of religious diversity.

The Islamic chant that was to have been “moderately amplified” from the bell tower of the university’s chapel includes the words that have become so closely associated with acts of terror by Islamic extremists — “Allahu Akbar.”

Prior to the abrupt cancellation of the Muslim ceremony that would have essentially turned the venerable school’s neo-gothic chapel into a minaret, a Duke official had written: “This opportunity represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism that is at the heart of Duke’s mission and connects the university national trends in religious accommodation.”

But that intent was not realized. In fact, as Fox News reports, Duke’s idea of providing an experience that would unify had the exact opposite effect.

Among the many vocal critics of Duke’s plan to let the Muslim call to prayer be sounded across the campus each week, starting today, was Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of noted evangelist Billy Graham.

CNN reports that Rev. Graham applauded the school’s decision to cancel the highly visible Muslim prayer service for a much more modest gathering of Muslim students and others outside the chapel.

Graham said Muslims have a right to worship in America. He also said there are millions of “wonderful people in Islam that want to live their life and raise their children and they want to be free.”

But he also said that Islam is not a peaceful religion.

Prior to Duke’s decision to call off the widely criticized call to prayer, Franklin Graham posted a Facebook message that called for supporters of Duke to withhold donations.

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Fox News reporter Todd Starnes notes in his coverage of the about-face by Duke University officials: “The idea of a historically Methodist university nearly turning its Christian cathedral to a mosque may very well be a first in the United States.”

h/t: Fox News

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The Outspoken Conservative Behind This Viral Video Has Gotten Thousands Of Death Threats

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Though the video has been available for nearly two years, conservative comedian and commentator Steven Crowder told Western Journalism that his Jesus Vs. Muhammad project has received a significant boost in views since the recent terrorist attacks at the Paris-based satire magazine Charlie Hebdo.

With well over a half million views so far, Crowder explained that a significant number of those viewers took the next step of sending him death threats and hate mail. In that respect, he said, the second wave of virality the video has experienced is much like the first.

“Any time you are even remotely critical of Islam, or more importantly his ‘prophet’ (if you want to call him that), Muslims will react this way en masse,” he explained. “It has to happen. It always happens.”

When the video first reached a wide audience in 2013, Crowder noted that the details he delivered about Muhammad’s life led many viewers to admit they were uninformed.

He said he received “comments like, ‘I never knew that about Muhammad’ [and] ‘Can you point me to where it says that.’”

Soon after that “first wave of many people learning,” however, he recalled “thousands of down votes, spam comments and then death threats” posted below the video on YouTube.

“Muslims mobilize online very quickly,” he explained, noting the video has “been flagged repeatedly as hate speech as well.”

Furthermore, Crowder said he has received virtually no support from moderate Muslims.

“Even [musician and Muslim convert] Cat Stevens believes that Muslim-to-Christian converts deserve to die,” he said. “Even moderate Muslims believe in punishment for depicting Muhammad. No terrorism degree required. It’s a religion that not only is at odds with free speech, but one that demands its extermination.”

He said he has extended an invitation to the group TalkIslam, also known for its viral YouTube videos, to appear on his show and “correct” his portrayal of the faith, but it “doesn’t seem like they have any interest” in taking him up on the offer.

Despite the backlash, Crowder has not shied away from the subject of Islam and has produced several videos on the subject – many of which have been among his most viewed. He explains this phenomenon by saying that, “whether someone is watching the video to learn, to be entertained, or because some giant Islamic nonprofit sent them there to employ denial of service tactics, they have to watch the video.”

As for the death threats he has received as a result of this outspokenness, he said it has not caused him to consider self-censorship for his own safety. He does acknowledge, however, that his family’s welfare is always a concern.

While he confirms he has “taken greater measures” to protect his loved ones, Crowder concluded that “freedom of speech is just too damn important to let the bullies win.”

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

“Moderate Muslims” Are Irrelevant To America And The World

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Many argue that terrorist attacks are committed by extremists. However, as I have repeatedly argued, a small minority has always been responsible for implementing violent ideology to overtake the “peaceful” and “moderate” majority.

Consider this: of the 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, national security organizations estimate “radical Muslims” account for 15-25 percent.

That equates to approximately 180-300 million “Radical Muslims,” nearly the entire population of the United States, dedicated to destroying Western civilization.

Consider how “moderate” and “peaceful” Muslims prevented or responded to the acts committed by “extremist,” “isolated,” “lone wolves”:

  • The 2015, 2012, and 2010 Charlie Hedbo attacks
  • The 2014 Paris suicide driving attacks and car bombs
  • The 2014 (and ongoing) Boko Haram kidnapping and selling of women and children
  • The 2014 AirAsia flight 8501 disappearance
  • The 2014 Malaysian Flight 370 disappearance
  • The 2014 Oklahoma beheader
  • The 2014 machete NYPD murderer
  • The 2014 Army Peshawar Public School massacre and murder-by-burning of Pakistani teacher by recently released GITMO prisoner
  • The 2014 Fort Hood Murders
  • The 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings
  • The 2012 Benghazi U.S. Embassy Attack
  • The 2008 Bombay & Mumbai India Attacks
  • The 2005 London Subway Suicide Bombings
  • The 2004 Madrid Train Bombing
  • The 2004 Besian Russian School Attack
  • The 2002 Beltway Sniper Shootings
  • The 2002 U.S.S. Cole Attack
  • The 2002 Moscow Theatre Attack
  • The 2002 Bafi Nightclub Bombing
  • The 2001 multiple airline hijackings and attack on Pentagon and WTC
  • The 2001 Shoe Bomber
  • The 1998 Kenyan U.S. Embassy Bombing
  • The 1996 Saudi Khobar Towers U.S. Air Force housing attack
  • The 1994 Buenos Aires AMIA bombing
  • The 1993 World Trade Center attack
  • The 1986 Nigerian underwear bomber attack
  • The 1985 Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijacking
  • The 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks bombing
  • The 1983 Beirut U.S. Embassy bombing
  • The 1980 Iranian Embassy Hostage Crisis
  • The 1976 Air France Entebbe Hijacking
  • The 1972 Munich Israeli Olympic Team Murders
  • The 1970 Pan-Am flight #93 Hijacking

And those are only a few that have occurred within my lifetime.

This list excludes the ongoing ISIS, Muslim Brotherhood, and Al-Qaeda terrorist threats to Christians, Kurds, and Jews worldwide–specifically cataloged by The Jamestown Foundation’s Terrorism Monitor and Center for Security Policy reports, among others.

Consider how no intentional, orchestrated, or funded terrorist attacks and/or violence is committed among these groups who actually live peacefully amongst each other:

  • Buddhists living among Hindus, Sikhs, Shintos, and/or Atheists
  • Hindus living among Christians, Jews, and/or Baha’is
  • Christians living among Shintos and/or Jews
  • Shintos living among Confucians and Atheists
  • Confucians living among Baha’is and Hindus
  • Baha’is living among Jews and Christians
  • Jews living among Atheists and Buddhists
  • Sikhs living among Hindus
  • Atheists living among Confucians

Since Islam was invented in the 7th century, Muslims have followed Muhammad’s example to commit violence against Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Baha’is, Shintos, and Atheists. Islamic ideology is political, designed to dominate the world under one totalitarian Sharia system clearly outlined in the Qur’an.

This is no different than a brief recounting of history throughout which the “radical” minority overpowered the “peaceful” and “moderate” majority.

In 1939, only 6 percent of Germans were members of the Nazi party. Within less than ten years, however, that 6 percent caused the death of more than 66 million people and the destruction of entire European regions.

The peaceful majority of Germans were irrelevant.

Stalin killed more than 50 million people, nearly one third of Russia’s population. The peaceful majority of Russians were irrelevant.

The Ottomans massacred more than 1 million Armenians in 1915. The peaceful majority of Muslims were irrelevant.

The Japanese slaughtered more than 30 million throughout Southeast Asia. And Mao Zedong’s regime killed well over 50 million people, over 30 million alone during his “Great Leap Forward.” The peaceful majority living throughout the entire Southeast and Asian region were irrelevant.

More significantly, on September 11, 2001, there were 2.3 million Muslims living in America. It only took 19 “radicals” to kill nearly 3,000 Americans.

The majority of “peaceful” and “moderate” Muslims in America and worldwide are irrelevant. The reality is that nearly the entire population of America, among one group, is devoted to destroying Western civilization.

The question remains: who will be irrelevant in America?

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

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WATCH: What Duke University Just Did – Why Rev. Franklin Graham Says It Promotes Rape, Butchery

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The prestigious North Carolina university founded by Methodists and Quakers has just adopted a policy observing the traditions of Islam; and many critics, including the Reverend Franklin Graham, are none too happy.

Saying the move “represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism,” Duke University has announced that the Muslim call to prayer will sound every Friday from the school’s chapel bell tower.

Fox News reports that this call to prayer, known as the adhan, “will last about three minutes and be ‘moderately amplified’.”

Responding to the news, Rev. Franklin Graham said the controversial move is hypocritical and represents a double standard, since “Christianity is being excluded from the public square.”

Rev. Graham also charged that the practice promotes a religion in whose name followers are “raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law.”

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On “Fox and Friends” this morning, pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor, told Steve Doocy:

“Those who cry loudest for tolerance are often the most intolerant when it comes to viewpoints they disagree with. This is a travesty coming from a school that was originally founded as a Christian school by Methodists and Quakers.”

You can see what else Dr. Jeffress said about the Muslim call to prayer at Duke by clicking on the video above.

The first Friday for this new “religious accommodation” at Duke University is tomorrow.

 

h/t Fox News

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