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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Radical Islam Again Terrorizes America (UPDATE #3)

As the death toll is now at 50 (with dozens more injured), the Islamic terrorism that struck Orlando, Florida a few hours after midnight this morning is the third-worst terror attack (behind 9/11 and Oklahoma City) on U.S. soil. The shooter has been identified as 29-year-old Islamist, Omar Mateen from Fort Pierce, Florida. Reportedly, Mateen entered the homosexual nightclub Pulse just after 2 a.m. armed with multiple guns, including an AR-15. Just before he started his slaughter, Mateen called 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS.

Nevertheless, liberal leaders in the U.S. continue to have their heads in the sand when it comes to Islam, violence, and terrorism. This morning, Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told Meet the Press that the real culprit in the Orlando attack is the lack of gun control. Thus the mantra of the left in these atrocities continues: ignore Islam and blame guns.

When first speaking on camera of the Orlando massacre, radical liberal, Congressman Alan Grayson, whose district includes the Orlando area, refused to mention Islam.

During his press conference this afternoon on the Orlando atrocity, President Obama also refused to mention anything about Islam. In spite of the evidence, Obama said that his administration had reached "no definitive judgment" on the motivations of the terrorist. He did of course continue to blame the gun culture in America for this type of violence.

Moments after Obama's press conference, ISIS claimed responsibility for the Orlando massacre. How sad the leader of the free world refused to state the obvious, and moments later our enemies had to set him straight.

Let me again make an important distinction here: radical Christians want to guard the sanctity of marriage, call homosexuality the sin that it is, and help those who are struggling with sexual sin find hope and healing. Radical Islamists want to murder homosexuals and other such "infidels." (See: Radical Christianity vs. Radical Islam.) As many will highlight this as an attack on the homosexual community, another distinction is important here: Remember that, for years now ISIS has been slaughtering Christians all over the world. Thousands have been murdered and the Obama administration had to be begged to call such slaughter the genocide that it is.

Let us pray for all of those in Orlando whose hearts are broken at the loss of their loved ones. Let us pray for our national leaders to see this world through the wisdom of God's eternal truths. Let us pray for those who are deceived by the enemy of all of humanity. And let us pray that God's Kingdom would come, and that His will would be done.

UPDATE: In April of this year, speaking on "women's issues" at an Orlando-area mosque--the Husseini Islamic Center--a radical imam from Iran said that the "compassionate" thing to do for homosexuals was to kill them. "Death is the sentence," said Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar, later adding, "Out of compassion, let's get rid of them now." Tellingly, off-camera, one of the members of the mosque told a reporter that Sekaleshfar's words were "well received and not particularly controversial."

How likely is it that Mateen was a member of, or at least attended, this mosque?

Also telling, note that the words (from the video) of the representative of the "Interfaith Council of Central Florida," the "Rev." Bryan Fulwider:

"These issues around homosexuality and the decrying of it or denouncing of it by religion takes away, often, from our really important task of helping our community be a better community."

This is the typical liberal drivel when it comes to Islam. Note his use of the word "religion," and--like Obama--his avoidance of any reference to Islam. Obviously he is wanting to link Christians who consider homosexuality a sin with Muslims who want to kill homosexuals and other such "infidels." In other words, never mind the facts, liberals want to further their narrative on Christianity so they can further their political objectives when it comes to the homosexual agenda. (A personal note to "Rev." Fulwider: You're never going to help your community by refusing to see sin for what it is.)

Also, reports out now reveal that Mateen's terror act is another example of a "known wolf" attack. The Daily Caller is reporting that the FBI opened files on Mateen in 2013 and 2014. The question that must be asked by the media: Was the investigation of Mateen shut down because of Obama administration political correctness?

UPDATE 2: One important way that the Christian community--or those like-minded--can be the hands and feet of Jesus in this (or future similar) incident(s): give blood. Because of their lifestyle choices, and the risk of the spread of disease, those sexually active in the homosexual community are not eligible to give blood.

UPDATE 3: I just got word of this today, and it comes as no surprise. Chick-fil-A again illustrates what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. While hundreds stood in line to donate blood for the hospitalized victims of the radical Islamic terrorism that struck Orlando early Sunday morning, the Orlando-area Chick-fil-A--normally closed on Sundays--called in its employees to serve their famous chicken fillets and iced tea--free of charge--to the blood donors and first responders who answered the call for the Orlando victims. A Chick-fil-A spokesman declared, "While we have a corporate policy that firmly states we are closed for business on Sundays, there have been rare cases that move our local operators to respond with food donations to help communities in need. The events in Orlando stirred our local restaurant owners and their teams to band together to provide nourishment to first responders as well as volunteers who donated blood."

Trevor Thomas

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