People, listen to me, please. Or rather, listen to God.He says in His Word, "My people perish … for lack of knowledge."
In today's world, where whispers can be heard around the world, private thoughts are recorded and published abroad by listening "auditors" and the Internet links millions of people in moments, there is abysmal ignorance of facts that are readily available and as plain as the noses on our blank faces.
We, like lemmings or mindless sheep, allow ourselves to be herded in larger groups by propaganda, purposed misinformation, media bias and outright lies. Very few take the trouble to check out the news reporting and the government's proclamations.
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"If the president says it, it must be so" is the pill, the Kool-Aid, millions of Americans are swallowing every day. It's almost the "blind leading the blind," except in some cases, the "blind" know exactly what they're doing and that what they're saying is patently false. They just depend on the likelihood that none will actually check what they say or do for veracity – or whether what they're doing is actually in the best interests of America.
The president is doggedly determined to make a "deal" with Iran, supposedly preventing them from acquiring (actually producing) nuclear bombs and intercontinental missiles. It's something he thinks will justify his eight years of failed presidency, even if the "deal" only kicks Iran's nuclear ambitions down the road for a few years and gives them $150 billion in unfrozen assets, knowing full well they will use much of that to amp up their known funding of terrorism worldwide, especially including America in its claws.
Well, two very responsible friends of mine just acted like old-fashioned American citizens. They did some valid research, read the Quran and Hadith, noting Muhammad's own words, and saw how Iran operates and what they bring to the nuclear "deal." Jimmy and Carol Owens have written the following, which I want to share with as many fellow citizens as I can in hopes that they will bombard our elected Congress before they decide to rubber-stamp this insane, suicidal action.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Re: Negotiations with the Government of Iran
We emailed this letter to the president and the secretary of state several days before the June 30, 2015, deadline on the nuclear agreement with Iran.
We write you simply as concerned citizens of America.
As you seek a treaty with the government of Iran, surely you are aware of the Muslims' doctrine called Taqiyya, which permits them to deceive their enemies when doing so will be advantageous to Islam's cause.
Here are some quotes from their founder himself, the prophet Muhammad:
Bukhari 3,49,857 Muhammad said, "A man who brings peace to the people by making up good words or by saying nice things, though untrue, does not lie."
Bukhari 4,52,267 Muhammad cried out, "Jihad is deceit."
Bukhari 5,59,369 Bin Maslama volunteered to kill an enemy for Muhammad, then said, "Give me permission to deceive him with lies so that my plot will succeed." Muhammad replied, "You may speak falsely to him."
Bukhari 8,78,618 Abu Bakr, the prophet Muhammad's closest friend and adviser and first convert to Islam, said, "If I make a pledge and later discover a more worthy pledge, then I will take the better action and make amends for my earlier promise."
If deception to an enemy is advantageous to Islam, it is not a sin.
If you are aware of this, Sir, how can you make an unverifiable, unenforceable agreement with any nation whose guiding religion provides that they may lie to "unbelievers"? If their first allegiance is to Allah, why should they remain true to an agreement with any other power?
We agree with you that diplomacy is better than war, but please, for the sake of all of us, don't be deceived by those to whom dissimulation is a tenet of their religion.
This is the ultimate Catch 22: If you should require them to agree to forgo Taqiyya in their dealings with you – well, you get the picture.
Just know that whatever agreement you reach with them is not worth the proverbial paper it's printed on.
On the other hand, Sir, as you try to placate the followers of Islam, both here and abroad, what are Christians to think when your administration insists we comply with practices forbidden by our Scriptures, while labeling our freedom of religious expression as "hate speech" and pronouncing those freedoms as unlawful?
What are we to think of your leaving our faithful ally, Israel, exposed to the malevolence of their sworn enemy? Just because Iran has tempered its bellicose ranting doesn't mean its goals have changed – first, destroy the Little Satan, Israel, then the Great Satan, America.
We call on our friends to join with us in praying for you in your crushing responsibilities.
Jimmy and Carol Owens
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Friends, fellow citizens: Too few of our neighbors know any of this. And sadly, hardly any of our representatives or senators. Hardly any have thought, or cared enough, to actually look behind the rhetoric, the agreed upon terms of the "deal" the president has already submitted to the U.N., without so much as a nod to the Congress.
WAKE UP, AMERICA! This president knows who he's negotiating with and what motivates them. He was deeply steeped in their theology and philosophies, growing up in Indonesia. He knows they lie to accomplish their goals and are not morally bound to do what they say.
Are we willing to just lie down and let this happen to our beloved nation, the greatest the world has ever known?