H/T to and Commentary by TheRightScoop.com: This may seem like an odd weekend to watch a documentary on the Armenian Genocide of 1915, but I just watched it myself a few days ago and I wanted to go ahead and share it with you. The first half of the documentary is all about the Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, starting in the 1890s and going through 1915 when the main genocide occurred. The second half is about the lengths that Turkey has gone to deny the genocide, even teaching a propaganda version of the story in schools and persecuting those who have tried to tell the true story of what happened.
It’s an excellent documentary and one I highly recommend it. It runs only an hour:
The following is a transcript of a 6 minute audio on the subject from DesiringGod.org. The audio could not be posted here but is available at this link.
The following is an edited transcription of the audio.
How are Yahweh and Allah different?
God has the right to kill anybody he wants. In fact, he is responsible for all death. “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21).
We don’t own our lives. God owns our lives. He made them, and he has the right to do with them as he pleases.
The question becomes: When he uses a human to kill another human, what are we to think?
There is an overlap between the way Muslims think about God and the way Christians think about God in the Old Testament. Clearly God appointed that Joshua would go into the promised land and destroy the inhabitants. And the reason he commanded it, as stated in Deuteronomy 9:4, is that they were greatly wicked:
Do not say in your heart, after the Lord your God has thrust them out before you, “It is because of my righteousness that the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,” whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out before you.
Even back in Genesis, when God promised the land to Abraham, he said that his offspring would first go down to Egypt and spend 400 years there because the iniquity of the Amorites was not yet complete (15:13-16).
So God was giving more and more time, and the pagans in the land were filling up more and more sin in resistance to God’s common grace. Then the time came for their judgment, and he used the people of Israel to judge them by appointing them to go in to kill.
That is what I believe, and if the Muslims agree that Allah has worked that way too, then I acknowledge the overlap.
The difference now is that, with the coming of Jesus Christ, God does not relate to people like that anymore. Back then the people of God were a theocratic, ethnic, and political entity. Today they are not. With the coming of Jesus Christ, the Kingdom has been taken away from the people of Israel and given to a people bearing its fruits, namely, the Church.
The Church is a people gathered from all tongues, tribes, peoples, and nations. Jesus Christ himself has borne our sins, and he sends us out to preach a gospel of grace and of the forgiveness of sins, based on his death. What unites us now are not our political and ethnic realities but, rather, our faith in Jesus Christ.
So we’re not building an earthly kingdom. We’re not protecting an ethnic entity. In the name of a crucified Savior we are gathering people from all nations, a people who are called to love their enemies and even die for them.
Christians now spread the gospel by suffering and dying, not by killing. So a change has happened. And there’s the big difference.
Muslims don’t have a savior. They don’t have Christ. They don’t have a means of forgiveness. They simply have an authoritative God who says, “Do this and don’t do that.” And they just have to wait until judgment day to see whether they have been good enough to enter heaven. And they still believe that their God can authorize his people to kill infidels.
So today there is a huge difference between Christianity—as Christ has defined it for us—and Islam. Not only do they not have a savior, they neither have a God who calls them to suffer and die and spend themselves in sacrifice for the lost.
Pilate asked Jesus, “So then you are a king?,” and he responded, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my disciples would have been fighting” (John 18:36). That is huge to me, because it says that we don’t fight to establish God’s kingdom. We do not take up arms.
Bullets and bombs is not how Christianity spreads. And the reason for that is that Christianity is a faith where people must put their belief in Jesus without coercion. You can’t put a gun to somebody’s head or a sword to their throat and make them a Christian. Islam, however, as I understand it, believes that you can subdue people and make them do the Five Pillars. If they are outwardly willing to do them, then they qualify.
Christianity is a radically different thing. We have to voluntarily renounce sin and embrace Jesus as our substitute sacrifice and substitute righteousness. And when we do that, we are justified and given an eternal inheritance in heaven. And it is out of that hope that we lay our lives down for other people and spread the gospel that way, not by killing.
Are Yahweh and Allah the same deity? by Mark Dever
This video very briefly explains why Yahweh and Allah are not the same deities.
Scripture declares that Jesus said He shared honor and Glory with The Father before Abraham and Creation. He also repeatedly and explicitly stated that He and The Father are one. Despite Muslim claims that they worship the God of the Bible, John Piper explains in this short video that they do not worship him because Jesus said if you do not love honer and worship Him, you do not honor The Father.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION:Robert Vaughan in conversation with Dr. Bill Warner in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2012. Dr. Warner holds a PhD in physics and math, NC State University, 1968. He has been a university professor, businessman, and applied physicist. He has authored several books on Political Islam, chief among them being “The Islamic Trilogy,” a three volume analyses of The Sira, The Hadith, and The Koran. Dr. Warner currently runs the web site politicalislam.org which has as its Mission Statement: “…to educate the world about political Islam, its founder Mohammed, his political doctrine and his god, Allah.”
I’m telling you damn-it, it’s those Christians we need to worry about, not Islam.
ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF PEACE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION: An excerpt from “An American Carol” movie: “It’s the Christians!”. Have you been afraid of radical Arab terrorists? You’ve seen nothing yet! It’s the Christians, and they’re coming in force to terrorize the United States into religious slavery!
What about people who bomb abortion clinics in America?
When reading on the internet about Islamic terrorism, commenters often mention that there is also terrorism by Christian fundamentalists in America, where there have been bombings of abortion clinics and shootings of abortion providers.
How prevalent is this form of American domestic terrorism? In recent years there have been round about 15,000 – 20,000 murders in total per year in the US. How many of these were of abortion providers?
Guess now. Scribble your answer down.
If you had asked me a few months ago I would have said three or four murders per year.
Considered over the last fifteen years I was overestimating somewhat. According to the best-known pro-abortion organisation in the US, NARAL Pro-Choice America,
Since 1993, seven clinic workers – including three doctors, two clinic employees, a clinic escort, and a security guard – have been murdered in the United States. Seventeen attempted murders have also occurred since 1991.
However the phrasing “Since 1993 seven abortion clinic workers have been murdered in the United States” could be re-arranged, with equal truth, to say that “since 1998 no abortion clinic workers have been murdered in the United States.”
The last such murder was ten years ago today.
When I first found out this fact I was surprised. Again and again I have read comments that assumed that this type of terrorism was less deadly than Islamic terrorism but was nonetheless a steadily lethal undercurrent of American life – a death here, a death there.
POSTED October 23rd, 2008 – SOURCE – http://www.samizdata.net/2008/10/what-about-abor-1/
I was raised in a family with Mormons and Oneness Pentecostals. As a result I have studied Christian Cult apologetics and world religions since 1985 and have worked full time cult apologetics ministry for 10 years. All the way back to 98 when I decided to get into that fight, I have been called every name in the book. I could literally list thousands of words and names that have been hurled at me to try to silence me, even from ALL those that I am related to. In fact doing apologetics, speaking against Islam and working for the Lord has cost me almost everything and I sense that it will soon cost me everything. I was feeling really bad about it until I found this article on Jihad Watch. Now I feel like things might work out, or they will work out for the better with me.
“I am treated as evil by people who claim that they are being oppressed because they are not allowed to force me to practice what they do” – D. Dale Gulledge
The result of what I seen on 9/9/10 concerning the Terry Jones burn a Koran day left me with no choice but to turn all my focus onto Islam. And it did not cost me much at first but now it has. I was accused of wanting to kill every Muslim on the face of the earth (damn that hurt) because I oppose Islam and I am about to lose my friend of over 30 years, who I consider to be the only family member I have left.
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” -Winston Churchill
My eureka moment was while I was watching the video on the post above from JW. What dawned on me is that what I am battling, and what my worst enemy is,, is Multicultural Relativism (the belief that all societies, beliefs, philosophies and lifestyles are equal – except Multicultural Relativism; it rules number one in America now). So the next time I get called a racist I am not going to make my typical response that “I am critical of Islam not Muslims, to be against Islam or Muslims is not racism because they are not a race, only 12 percent of Muslims world-wide are Arab and Muslims come from nearly every nation and ethnic group.”,, instead I am going to attack Multicultural Relativism and tell them it is not their fault,, they have been brainwashed and have no frame of mind to equate criticism to anything other than hate and intolerance.
“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill
Its simply not their fault and it is my job to convince them, or try to, that everything is not equal. There is such things as good and evil, every society acknowledges it on some level but not many have the guts and tenacity to oppose the evil.
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” – Winston Churchill
I could go on and on about being called racist, a trouble maker and ***hole and such but I think you get the jest. It is my job and your job to destroy the Multicultural Relativistic mindset wherever we may find it – no matter what happens to us and what we might lose. The alternative is simply to evil to endure.
Instead of getting down and despondent, I am going to follow in the footsteps of Winston and be willing to give and lose everything, but fight to win by fighting the right enemy- Multicultural Relativism.
THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED AT ONE OF MY OTHER ISLAM BLOGS HERE on March 4, 2011. Much has happened since then and I hope to write more on waht exposing islam has cost me later. AND YES, I did end up losing my best freind of over thirty years, I’m sad to say.
BEST ANTI-GUN CONTROL SONG EVER: COME AND TAKE IT (If Ya Think You Can) by Steve Vaus
***CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE PLAYER BELOW***
“COME AND TAKE IT IF YOU WANT IT, COME AND TAKE IT IF YOU THINK YOU CAN, COME AND TAKE IT IF YOU WANT IT, BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO PRY IT FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS”
WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THIS SONG EXCEPT THAT I WISH I WROTE IT? Well allot actually. But to say a whole lot with a few words I’ll just say,,, OBAMA, YOU BETTER REMEMBER GONZALES TEXAS AND THE TEXAS REVOLUTION THAT STARTED AT THE BATTLE OF GONZALES – AND DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS BOY – CAUSE IT IS FULL OF TEXANS!!!!
FROM STEVE VAUS IN HIS SONG DESCRIPTION – Radio stations won’t play this – so YOU need to make sure it’s heard. Tweet – Facebook – email your friends. It’s free to stream. If you’d like to own a copy it is on iTunes. itunes.apple.com/us/album/come-an…id594223101?uo=4
See the abbreviated music video here www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vcr5-QvMdY
Or check out the spot I’m trying to buy time for on DC radio stations (even though one has refused to sell me time) soundcloud.com/stevevaus/radio-spot-for-come-and-take
A REALLY GOOD RELATED POST
DESCRIPTION SNIPPET – “OMERICA – “PRESIDENT EVIL: RE-ELECTION” This Satire Piece on Obama and Liberals IS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS AND CUTE. I thought I would share and ask you to share it with your friends that are INFECTED WITH OBAMA-MANIA”
OMERICA – “PRESIDENT EVIL: RE-ELECTION” - This Satire Piece on Obama and Liberals IS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS AND CUTE. I thought I would share and ask you to share it with your friends that are INFECTED WITH OBAMA-MANIA
FROM THE VIDEO DESCRIPTION: “This is the first in a hopefully long-running Series called ‘OMERICA’ (Obama’s America), which is a political satire show which seeks to portray exactly what we have gotten ourselves into by electing Barack Obama for a second term…”
It’s finally DONE!! Sorry this took so long for the series to get started, but it has been a busy couple of months. I promise the next episode will be shorter, but I had to start the series off with a BANG. This video took nearly 3 DAYS to make (literally), which makes me better appreciate the makers of all the cartoons I used to watch a a kid (wipes sweat from forehead)! If I get enough views and likes, I may do a sequel (after some time off from the computer)!
And now for the complaints! I realize due to the somewhat controversial content of this video, I probably will be trolled non-stop by the Obama Zombies. But for those who may have legitimate issues with some of the content of this video (my Conservative fan base), a few explanations are in order:
Sheikh Accuses 5-Year-Old Daughter of Not Being a Virgin, Beats Her to Death, Gets Off with $50,000 Fine – from FrontPage
There are some who speculate that the location of the biblical city of Sodom was in Saudi Arabia. They may have a case. Saudi Arabia is what happens when you combine absolute evil with ungodly amounts of money.
It’s not just that monsters like Fayhan al-Ghamdi exist in Saudi Arabia. They exist everywhere. But in the heartland of Islam, where Mohammed first began his wave of crimes against women and little girls, they operate with the sanction of the state.
Sheikh Fayhan al-Ghamdi, an Islamic television preacher in Saudi Arabia, beat Lama, his 5-year-old daughter to death during a custodial visit. Saudi police had found the 5-year-old wandering the streets, she was taken to the hospital and placed in intensive care.
The side of her head had been mashed in, her back was broken, she had a skull fracture, bleeding in the head, a broken left hand, bruises all over her body, and burns that apparently came from an iron. One of her fingernails had been pulled out. There were signs that she had been sexually assaulted in various ways that are too horrific to describe, but that are in serial killer territory.
“The person who committed this heinous crime is the girl’s father, who tells people how to live their lives and encourages them to cultivate the fear of Allah, who used whips and irons on the body of a 5-year-old girl,” her mother said.
Sheikh Fayhan al-Ghamdi told the judge that his daughter had been “behaving strangely” and questioned her virginity. He took her to a medical professional to have her virginity checked.
Sheikh al-Ghamdi had a job with the Saudi Ministry of Education where he was supposed to be working with troubled youth. The court found that under Islamic Hadith from several sources that states that a father cannot be executed for killing a child, that he should not be treated as a murderer.
It was narrated that the Prophet (Mohammed) said, “No father should be killed (executed) for killing his son.” (At-Tirmidhi)
“Do not kill him that killed his son, but kill the mother to kill her and her son.” (Ibn Qudamah)
Apparently that also applies to jail time for torturing your 5-year-old daughter to death. Instead the court sentenced Sheikh Fayhan al-Ghamdi to 4 months in prison and to pay $50,000 in blood money to the mother of his child.
This is what the Islamic justice system and its values are like. This is the Sharia law that the left insists on importing to America and to Europe.
Is-lam-a-phobe*: “unfounded fear of and hostility towards Islam” – excerpted from the CAIR website.
The Tennessee Freedom Coalition and many of our friends working against radical Islam do not believe these so-called “fears” are unfounded. These fears have been clearly justified through the actions of radical islamists for hundreds of years. The following text has been making its way through email forwards and posts by like-minded organizations. We felt compelled to share it with you so you could pass it along to others to help them understand the difference.
- A dhimmi relies on ad hominem, hence the term “Islamophobe”, where an Islamophobe uses critical analysis of source documents to have a rational, objective, fact-based discussion about political sharia.
- A dhimmi only reads the Meccan verses of the Quran, while an Islamophobe reads the whole Quran and understands abrogation.
- A dhimmi attends every interfaith and Family of Abraham event they can find, where an Islamophobe isn’t worried about political correctness.
- A dhimmi wants to try on the hijab, where an Islamophobe could care less whether anyone wears one but occasionally wonders how the skinny jeans fit in.
- A dhimmi is willing to forgo their ham sandwich so as not to offend any Muslim sitting anywhere in the cafeteria, where an Islamophobe invites a Muslim to the pig roast and even offers to bring them a cheese sandwich.
- A dhimmi objects to printing the Muhammad cartoons, where an Islamophobe buys extra copies of Charlie Hebdo even though he/she doesn’t speak a word of French.
- A dhimmi believes the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is a conservative humanitarian freedom and justice party, while an Islamophobe has read, reread and highlighted the 1991 Muslim Brotherhood Explanatory Memorandum on the Strategic Goals for North America.
- A dhimmi doesn’t believe there is a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood branch, while an Islamophobe saves a screen shot of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood by-laws now scrubbed from their website which stated, “The Islamic nation must be fully prepared to fight the tyrants and the enemies of Allah as a prelude to establishing an Islamic state.”
- A dhimmi believes anything Islamists tell them about Islam and sharia, while an Islamophobe is willing to confront the painful truth about political sharia.
*A more accurate term would be “Islamorejectionist”
Tennessee Freedom Coalition
February 3, 2013
(JTA) — A conspiracy theory circulating in the Arab world holds that the Muslim Brotherhood is secretly allied with the Jews, the Anti-Defamation League said.
“It would seem that no allegation made against Jews and Israel is too absurd when it is used to discredit others,” ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said in a statement.
Protesters were shown in a television broadcast last Friday chanting “Khaibar, Khaibar, oh Jews, the Brothers (Muslim Brotherhood) are the Jews,” according to the ADL, which explains that the slogan is meant to evoke an Islamic story of a battle between the Prophet Muhammad and the Jews in the town of Khaibar.
Also, Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan in a Twitter campaign aiming to discredit the Muslim Brotherhood recently alleged an allegiance to Israel and Jews.
“However bizarre and ludicrous, it is an increasingly popular conspiracy theory that the Muslim Brotherhood is a Jewish production to destroy Egyptians,” Foxman wrote.
Among other tweets to his 30,000 followers suggesting a Muslim Brotherhood connection to Jews, Khalfan has retweeted a link to a YouTube video titled “The Jewish-Muslim Brotherhood alliance and the project of establishing Greater Israel.” The video accuses Jews of using the Brotherhood to achieve their goal of controlling Muslims and establishing a greater Israel.
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FROM A CITIZEN WARRIOR MADE SITE -Intolerance Toward Non-Muslims in the Quran “I invite [those] who haven’t read the Quran to simply read the book. Take out a highlighter and highlight those lines that counsel the believer to despise infidels, and you will find a book that is just covered with highlighter.” – Sam Harris
Not only is there plenty of intolerance toward non-Muslims in the Quran, as the following 527 passages show, but out of the 245 passages in the Quran that are positive to non-Muslims, every last one of them have been abrogated. Read more about that.
That means the Quran has not a single positive thing to say about non-Muslims, and sixty-one percent of the Quran is about non-Muslims.
And now, here is the intolerance in the Quran:
1. “Show us the straight path, The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.” Muslims generally interpret “those whom Allah has favored,” “those who earn Allah’s anger,” and “those who go astray” as Muslims, Jews, and Christians, respectively. 1:6-7
2. Don’t bother to warn the disbelievers. Allah has blinded them. Theirs will be an awful doom. 2:6
3. Allah has sickened their hearts. A painful doom is theirs because they lie. 2:10
4. Allah has blinded the disbelievers. 2:17-18
5. A fire has been prepared for the disbelievers, whose fuel is men and stones. 2:24
6. Disbelievers will be burned with fire. 2:39, 2:90
7. Allah stamped wretchedness upon the Jews because they killed the prophets and disbelieved Allah’s revelations. 2:61
8. Allah turned the Sabbath-breaking Jews into apes. 2:65-66
9. If you believe in only part of the Scripture, you will suffer in this life and go to hell in the next. 2:85
10. Allah has cursed them for their unbelief. 2:88
11. The curse of Allah is on disbelievers. 2:89
12. Jews are the greediest of all humankind. They’d like to live 1000 years. But they are going to hell. 2:96
13. Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers. 2:98
14. Only evil people are disbelievers. 2:99
15. For disbelievers is a painful doom. 2:104
16. Don’t question anything Muhammed says or choose disbelief over faith. 2:108
17. “But those who keep their duty to Allah will be above them [non-muslims] on the Day of Resurrection.” 2:212
18. For unbelievers: ignominy in this world, an awful doom in the next. 2:114
19. “And thou wilt not be asked about the owners of hell-fire.” (They are the non-muslims.) 2:119
20. Disbelievers are losers. 2:121
21. Allah will leave the disbelievers alone for a while, but then he will compel them to the doom of Fire. 2:126
22. “Who forsaketh the religion of Abraham save him who befooleth himself?” Cited in the Hamas Charter (Article 27) to condemn the idea of a secular state. 2:130
23. Those who reject the proofs, are accursed of Allah. 2:159
24. Those who die disbelievers, are cursed by Allah, angels, and men. 2:161
25. The doom of the disbelievers will not be lightened. 2:162
26. They will not emerge from the Fire. 2:167
27. Disbelievers will be deaf, dumb, and blind. 2:171
28. Those who hide the Scripture will have their bellies eaten with fire. Theirs will be a painful doom. 2:174
29. How constant are they in their strife to reach the Fire! 2:175
30. Believers must retaliate. Those who transgress will have a painful doom. 2:178
31. Kill disbelievers wherever you find them. If they attack you, then kil them. Such is the reward of disbelievers. (But if they desist in their unbelief, then don’t kill them.) 2:191-2
32. Fight them until “religion is for Allah.” 2:193
33. Those who fail in their duty to Allah are proud and sinful. They will all go to hell. 2:206
34. War is ordained by Allah, and all Muslims must be willing to fight, whether they like it or not. 2:216
35. Those who die in their disbelief will burn forever in the Fire. 2:217
36. Intermarriage is forbidden. 2:221
37. The disbelievers, they are the wrong-doers. 2:254
38. Disbelievers worship false gods. The will burn forever in the Fire. 2:257
39. Allah does not guide disbelievers. 2:264
40. “Give us victory over the disbelieving folk.” 2:286
41. Those who disbelieve the revelations of Allah, theirs will be a heavy doom. 3:4
42. Those who disbelieve will be fuel for the Fire. 3:10
43. Those who disbelieve shall be overcome and gathered unto Hell. 3:12
44. Non-muslims will be punished by Allah for their nonbelief. 3:19
45. “If they surrender, then truly they are rightly guided, and if they turn away, then it is thy duty only to convey the message.”
(The message for those who won’t surrender is “you’re going to hell.”) 3:20
46. Those who disbelieve, promise them a painful doom. 3:21
47. “They [Christians and Jews] say: The Fire will not touch us save for a certain number of days. That which they used to invent hath deceived them regarding their religion.” (The Fire will burn them forever.) 3:24
48. Let not the believers take disbelievers for their friends in preference to believers. 3:28
49. Allah loveth not the disbelievers. 3:32
50. Allah will punish disbelievers in this world and the next. They will have no helpers. 3:56
THIS IS SO SO AWESOME – MY FAVORITE COUNTER-JIHADIST HAS WRITTEN A BOOK. CITIZEN WARRIOR IS LIKE THE PSYCHOLOGIST OF THE MOVEMENT AND HE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO TALK TO MUSLIMS ABOUT ISLAM.
On 9/9/12 I got to teach my first class on Islam on the exact day I started studying Islam two years ago and in memory of the victims of 911. This first class is MY DREAM COME TRUE
I started the class out with why they chose 911 to attack, showed the best presentation of the history of Jihad on 15 minutes by Bill Federer, played some of my appearance on the radio where I shared my HOW I BECAME AN ISLAMOPHOBE testimony and fielded questions from Jim Green, then I opened up for questions from the class attenders and I closed with speaking on WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT ISLAM.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ISLAM SEE MY MAIN ISLAM SITE AT
PORTAL TO MY OTHER SITES
How2BecomeAChristian Apologetics Network
My main sites are. This is some of 20-30.
General and cult apologetics
Word of Faith Movement
Occult Agenda Exposure
Islam (best of 3 sites on Islam)
How I became an islamophobe
the anti-msulim brotherhood
Sites I highly recommend
Alwaysbeready.com (look out for Lorship salvation though)
The following was submitted to my second favorite apologetics ministry Apologetics315, it is about my most favorite apologetics site, how I started an apologetics program at my church and will be featured here along with many other fabulous testimonies and resources to help you get apologetics into your church.
Hello there, my name is Damon Whitsell. I am a member of, and now long dreamed of Apologetics teacher at, Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton Texas.
Although I have studied General and Christian Cult Apologetics since 1985 and have been DOING Apologetics online and in life since 1998 because I have Mormons, Oneness Pentecostals, Word of Faithers and Bible Missionaries in my family – I was kind of intimidated when I first thought the Lord was leading me to start an Apologetics class at my church. Because of that I just set out to start an Apologetics Movie Night, possibly in someone’s home or at church on a weeknight.
When I went to looking for DVD resources I found Aplologetics315’s “How To Get Apologetics In Your Church” list of testimonies here and here. I found them epically helpful and thought a full blown class was very possible. I really liked some of the suggestions and even considered writing my own curriculum but I am deep into studying to try to become an effective public speaker on the dangers of Islam, so I had to find the easiest way possible. That is when I found Charlie Campbell and AlwaysBeReady.com. Here is how that very valuable resource helped me start a full blown apologetics program at our church. I believe going the ALWAYS BE READY route is so simple, someone who knows nothing about apologetics can start a complete apologetics program at their church.
I did four core things to get started. I bought a 24 pack of Apologetics DVD’s in one case, a 27 Pack with the same DVD’s, plus two more, in their own cases, a bulk order of 30 of one of Charlies books “One Minute Answers To Skeptics Top 40 Questions” and I created a website. Charlies whole website is awesome really. Here is how I used these resources.
This is very important Security Briefing by Terrorist Analyst Expert Major Stephen Coughlin of the Center for Security Policy. I have collected about 20 learning video series on Islam here at this site,, and this is in the top 3 in importance, Coughlin and this brief are awesome. There is a total of 4 hours of lecturing in the 5 videos. To see the most important video series on this site, see AMERICA IN CRISIS: Intelligence Briefing On The Muslim Brotherhood In America by John Guandolo.
Stephen Coughlin, Part 1: Lectures on National Security & Counterterror Analysis (Introduction)
Stephen Coughlin, Part 2: Understanding the War on Terror Through Islamic Law
Stephen Coughlin, Part 3: Abrogation & the ‘Milestones’ Process
Stephen Coughlin, Part 4: Muslim Brotherhood, Arab Spring & the ‘Milestones’ Process
Stephen Coughlin, Part 5: The Role of the OIC in Enforcing Islamic Law
VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Over more than a decade following 9/11, MAJ Stephen Coughlin was one of the US government’s most astute and objective analysts, and an expert in the connections between Islamic law, terrorism and the jihadist movement around the globe.
Through knowledge of published Islamic law, MAJ Coughlin had an demonstrated ability to forecast events both in the Middle East and domestically and to accurately assess the future threat posture of jihadist entities before they happen.
He has briefed at the Pentagon, for national and state law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress. Today, he is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. His book, Catastrophic Failure, will be released in late 2012.
With this series of presentations, the general public has access to a professional standard of intelligence training in order to better understand the jihadist threat.
PARTS OF THIS SERIES:
(1) Lectures on National Security & Counterterror Analysis (Introduction)
(2) Understanding the War on Terror Through Islamic Law
(3) Abrogation and the ‘Milestones’ Process
(4) The Muslim Brotherhood, the Arab Spring & the ‘Milestones’ Process
(5) The Role of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Enforcing Islamic Law
More lectures to come.
Next time you hear someone calling Terry Jones a “racist” point them to this video where an Egyptian man tears the Koran up, slams it on the floor and says exactly what he feels.
I had this video sent to me via this link. It was said that no translation was necessary but I could not resist asking a few Arabic speaking FB friends for a translation. So here they are. The man was really pissed.
Translation By Maggie Kalam (= ex-Muslim from Egypt who says by the way this guy talks Arabic, he is obviously an ex-Muslim also) about this translation she says,,, This is the most fidel (SIC) translation can ever exist to this video
” Here you go, this is what we can blame (the koran), this is it, the book of allah, this is the real basic catastrophe.
I don’t remember we are at what day of ramadan or what shit, they told me “you promised us to tear up the koran”, just like if the koran is something unteachable or dangerous, why do you consider such thing (tearing up the koran) extraordinary? , tearing the koran is something suppose to be ordinary.
The son of the bitch ( a man called El Hyawani) and the garbage with him think thy can threaten me, i want to prove to them that you are nothing and frivolous people, i forgot this issue before but i found out that people amplified it and said to me :” you must fulfil your promis and tear the koran up”
I don’t know we are in what day of ramadan and I don’t want to know.
And the issue of tearing up the koran is something simple , why all this noise around tearing up the koran?
What is Koran? , i will tear up the koran one million times, here you go damn koran (he is tearing up pages) , i don’t care , here it is in the garbage, i don’t care (then he throw the koran down on the floor) , i don’t care, why doing big deal about that?.
Now , are you satisfied ? they thought I’ll step back and be scared, who think they are those mother fuckers who believed they can scare me?
I won’t blame Hamas or Gaza or shit, this is the cause (pointing the Koran)… This damn book on the floor (the koran) that i put my feet on, this is the real source of evil , this is the real catastrophe.
This not new, who liberated from prison “Shoukry Mustafa” and liberated ”Aboud” (Aboud al zomor) from prison , and Omar Abdel-Rahman (the blind Sheikh), this is not new. Till we get rid of this decay (the koran) , we will never finish turning around inside this infernal ( damn) circle, we will never finish.”
Translation: by Brett Gasper
“Ah,Here it is, kita’ab Allah (Book of Allah), this is the root of all disaster: Book of Allah. I’m not certain what day it is of this reviled month of Ramadan! You are making the tearing of the Quran such a big and dangerous thing.. It is only natural to want to tear this book!
Those sons of kelba (dogs) think they can threaten me and dare me to tear the Quran – but I want to prove to them that they are nothing… and what is the big deal in tearing this book?
Here <tears pages from the Qur’an> the place for it <tosses Qur’an> in the trash. Do you feeling better now? You cannot touch a hair in my head!
Everyone keeps blaming HAMAS in Gaza – but it is not them: it is that son of kelb (dog) book that I am stepping on right now. That book is the source of all evil and the real disaster. There is nothing new here, it is not Omar Abdel Rahman, Abbud or all the others, it is this garbage [the Qur'an] that is causing us to run like a demon chasing it’s tail – a cycle that will never end.”