The Dangers of Secular Conservatism

By Theodore Shoebat 

There is a schism within the Conservative movement, between those who are for God and His laws, and those who are for secularism. Those who uphold the Divine Law, will have a foundation upon which their views will stand sturdy and indefatigable, like the wise man who built his house on the rock.

Those who are for a secular perspective, will not see the diabolical when it is standing right in front of them. If the devil ever appeared to them, they would be less likely to resist him and compel him to flee, and more inclined to bow down to receive the kingdoms of the earth.

There is one man in particular who is a product of conservative secularism, his name is Victor Davis Hanson. In one article he suggested that the The Cordoba Initiative–an Islamic organization which desires to infiltrate the Western world with a facade of multiculturalism–should change its name into the “Constantinople Initiative.”

Constantinople was savagely ransacked and taken by the Muslims in 1453, and Hanson believes that the now conquered city can be used as an example for peace between Islam  and the rest of the world. He writes:

If a Muslim city inside Europe is what the Initiative needs for symbolic purposes, why not the “Constantinople Initiative”? Perhaps the proponents of the new Islamic center could make the argument that 1453, with its symbolic minarets on Hagia Sophia, marks the sort of religious ecumenism that we should again strive for.

Let me remind Mr. Hanson of a history which he already knows but does not care about, of how much of the blood of the saints was spilt in the Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest and most glorious churches in Christendom’s history. When the Turks overran Constantinople in 1453 (a time which Hanson extols), innumerable Christians fled into the church and  locked the gates.

The Muslims broke inside, with swords unsheathed, beholding the defenseless people whom they saw as nothing more than open game. They were but sheep being taken to the slaughter. No man could describe the wailings and the cries of the babes, no chronicler the tearful screams of the mothers, no historian the lamentations of the fathers.

The loveliest maiden was sought out by the most degenerate Turk, and not even the nuns were spared by the rapacious Muslims who indulged themselves in the most wickedest act of rape and kidnapping. The braids of women were tugged and pulled by Turks who competed for them; they ripped through their garments and exposed their breasts and bosoms.

People were driven out of the church and flogged, and within one hour all of the men where bounded together by a cord like the Hebrew slaves in ancient Egypt. They were chained together and were treated as though they were not human, but a herd of beasts. Over sixty thousand people were transported to the Muslim camps and ships, exchanged and sold, and dispersed throughout the provinces of the Ottoman empire. (1)

The Janissaries tore down the crucifix in the Hagia Sofia, placed a Turkish turban on the thorn-pierced head and mockingly paraded through the streets as they scoffingly said, “Behold the God of the Christians.” Ever since then the Hagia Sofia has never been touched by Christian hands; it still remains in Turkey as a great bare slab. (2)

The crosses were ordered to be thrown down, and the beautiful statues and mosaics were all gotten rid of, leaving the place from being a magnificent church to a white washed tomb. (3)  He summoned a vile sheikh to ascend the church’s pulpit, and when he did, he cried the Call to Prayer declaring that Allah is greater and thus expressing the superiority of Islam over Christianity. He then went on top of the great altar and preformed an Islamic prayer.

It is this very place, violently stripped of all its sacredness by the Muslims, which Mr. Hanson describes as a symbol of ecumenism. Hanson also subscribes to the commonly held assertion that the jihadists and Islamic terrorists are “anti-gay.” He writes:

…what we saw on September 11, Madrid, London, Washington, Kabul, and Baghdad is a horrific fascism-anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-modern-that is at war with all the Enlightenment had achieved.

No, Mr. Hanson, the Muslims are anti-Christian; Christianity is their main target. The conquerer of Constantinople, the Sultan Mehmet II, was an inveterate homosexual who had the most sinister liking to young men.

The historian Phranza was amongst the Christians of Constantinople who were sold into slavery, and after four months of being yoked he escaped and ransomed his wife. His daughter was murdered, and his two sons were forced to become the victims of Mehmet’s lusts. One of them, aged fifteen, refused to be raped and so was stabbed to death by the possessed Sultan. (4) Also, it must be stated that many Muslims, specifically the jihadists, are homosexuals, and even in the Koran, heaven is described as being filled with male youths.

Hanson never mentions that Islam is a Christian heresy, descending from Arianism (the denial of Christ’s divinity) and a myriad of other blasphemous doctrines. Its priority is not to destroy the Enlightenment and the gay agenda, but to utterly uproot the Church and orthodoxy from existence.

There are three cities which the Muslims seek to destroy: Jerusalem, because that is the Holy City of God; Rome, because it was, in the time of Muhammad, the center for Christian primacy and influence; and Constantinople, the metropolis built by Constantine with the intention to erect a pure city free from all ideology.

It is no wonder, then, as to why the followers of Lucifer would strive to vanquish these three areas, it was because they desired (and still desire) to establish an empire in which unitarianism is enforced and exalted. The Muslims have already taken Constantinople, and they still plan on taking the other two cities. It is apparent that the Muslims will one day invade Jerusalem, and also predict that they will, in the future, attempt to take Rome. Yusuf al-Qaradawi made this aspiration quite clear when he said:

What remains, then, is to conquer Rome.

All of the destruction that Islam brings, all of its violence and bloodshed, all of its cruelty and oppression, is done for the sake of a heresy. But the secularists refuse to admit this, because to them every discussion must have no talk of God and His laws, and the enemies of God. Yet, while the secularists acknowledge an Islamic problem, they will never speak of this problem’s root, and that is heresy.

Moreover, at the beginning of the Islamic revolutions in Egypt, Syria, Libya, and Tunisia, Hanson made it clear that he was on the side of the revolutionaries, and was hoping that Obama would be on their sides and opposed to the Arabist dictators.

Here is a video I made showing Hanson’s statements on this subject in an interview he did for the Hoover Institute:

As long we keep trumping secularism, and not Christian supremacy, the conservative will continue to have these types of thinkers who, while being filled with knowledge, are absent of foresight and thus unable to see the devil in front of them.

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(1) *Gibbon, Decline and Fall, vol. v, ch. liviii*

(2) *Carroll, A History of Christendom, vol. iii, ch. xiii, p. 568*

(3) *See Gibbon, Decline and Fall, vol. v, ch. lxviii, p. 1216*

(4) *Gibbon, Decline and Fall, vol. v, ch. lxviii, p. 1213*

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Supporting The Islamic Revolutions Is All About Killing Christians

By Theodore Shoebat

The support of the Islamic revolutions in Syria, Libya, and Egypt, is indication as to the Left’s alliance with Muslims to dechristianize the world, and to kill Christians.

Jihadists have just seized control of Maaloula, one of the most ancient villages in Christianity. The Muslims, after advancing over the area, attacked churches and killed Christians to the cries of “Allahu Akbar!” One man recounted:

They shot and killed people. I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village

According to one witness, five Christians were seized and told

 Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded.

A native said that Maaloula  “is a ghost town. Where is President Obama to see what befallen on us?” He is trying to organize an attack on Syria, which will only enable more the rebels to overrun the country and slaughter more Christians, and the Left is just thirsty for the blood of the saints.

Watch a video of this poor woman from Maaloula weeping because of the devastation caused by the Muslim heretics on her village, business, and family, and tell me if you think Obama and the rest of Leftist heretics sincerely care about freedom, and Christian lives:

There are Christian leaders in Syria already saying that a military intervention will only help the jihadists and be detrimental to the Christians.  Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo said

We heard a lot about democracy and freedom from the U.S. in Iraq, and we see now the results — how the country came to be destroyed … The first to lose were the Christians of Iraq.

In Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood is already imposing jizya (taxation on non-Muslims) on an immense amount of Christians.  The Muslims are forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in south Minya province to pay jizya.

Fr. Yunis Shawqi said that “without exception,” the villagers are being imposed with these burdensome taxes. He also added that “some are being expected to pay 200 Egyptian pounds per day, others 500 Egyptian pounds per day…”

There have been instances in which Christians who have not payed the tax had to endure the kidnapping and assaults of their relatives.

Similarly, in Syria a Christian man was given several choices: become Muslim, pay a $70,000 jizya, or be killed along with his family. One Christian in Iraq, named Androus, received this message by phone:

Because you are infidels, you have to pay jizya … Either you pay jizya, or we will kill you or your son.

Why would the sinister servants of the devil’s kingdom, be interested in these particular Christian areas? Because these are amongst the most ancient lands of Christian history. Christians in Syria can, without mistake, affirm a direct succession from Christ and the Apostles.

St. Matthew wrote that before the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, Christ’s fame

 went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. (Matthew 4:24)

St. Luke recounts how churches in Syria were confirmed by the Apostles:

And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches. (Acts 15:40-41)

St. Paul writes of how “he  came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia” (Galatians 1:21).

The Faith is being attacked not only theologically, but physically, and the attack is universal.

The heretics want to extinguish Christianity in both the East and the West. Just look at whats happening in the US Air Force, where Christians are being investigated and fired for their views on homosexuality.

In Lackland Air Force Base, a woman commander went against Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk because he protested her punishing an instructor for expressing religious disagreement of homosexuality. She ordered Monk to say his opinions on homosexuality, and he was then let go of his position. He stated:

I was relieved of my position because I don’t agree with my commander’s position on gay marriage … We’ve been told that if you publicly say that homosexuality is wrong, you are in violation of Air Force policy.

This is a sodomite inquisition, and the sodomites love discrimination against Christians, and they uphold “anti-discrimination” law to conduct their tyranny.

When a discrimination complaint was filed, did the sodomites gather around to support this Christian? Did ant-discrimination laws come into play? No. Instead, Monk had to hear his Miranda Rights and was accused of reporting false statements. The sodomites are too busy harassing Christian bakers, photographers, and pastors, to be helping an overpowered solider.

The accusations against Monk are a court martial offense, he could be completely  uprooted from the military, and its been reported by a local pastor, Steve Branson, that as many as a half a dozen of his Air Force congregants are being persecuted for their Christian views on homosexuality.

This same wretched commander also disapproved of a certain chaplain giving the benediction at her promotion ceremony, as Monk recounts:

She said she wanted a chaplain but objected to one particular chaplain that she called a bigot because he preached that homosexuality is a sin

Is it any wonder that the people who are desiring, and doing, persecution in the the West, are helping the persecutors in the Middle East. That is because both the heretic progressives of America, and the heretic Muslims, both aspire to destroy Christianity. Don’t forget what Christ foretold:

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. (Matthew 24:9)

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