The Reverend Riad Jarjour, general secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches....
This is far afield for me, an atheist and an easy-going guy even at the worst of times. And yet in reading thie following pieces on the dhimmi Christians and the Muslim killers they create I find myself again enraged and close to demanding of any Christian of conscience that he hang the Presbyters from any available lamp post.
The first piece below is from HAMAS, demanding death to Christians, one thing I have in common with them. However, we differ on which ones, I being selective, HAMAS being sequential.
The second and third pieces come from HAMAS dhimmis. If it's not clear yet I will make it so: I want to hang these Nazi monsters from lamp posts.
'Christian Zionists are our enemy'
Hamas Authority has pro-Israel Christians in its sights
By Stan Goodenough
May 09, 2006
Christians who support the return of the Jews to Zion and oppose the establishment of an Arab state on Jewish lands are apostates who worship Satan and seriously threaten world peace.
Christian Zionist organizations, like the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, carry out "criminal activities against the Palestinian issue and the Palestinian people [sic]."
The world's churches should expel such heretics from their ranks. And it is the duty of Muslims everywhere to kill them.
These are the sentiments of senior figures in the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority according to translations from the Arab press published by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW www.pmw.org.il).
An article by a cleric, Ahmed al-Tamimi, director of the PA government's Religious Judicial Council's "Inter Religion Dialogue Department," was being reported in a number of Christian and Jewish media Tuesday.
In it al-Tamimi attacked Christian Zionists for having "adopted Satan as God." He said it was Satan who "drives their crazy nature."
Apparently oblivious to the incongruity of an Islamic cleric even making such statements – when his whole religion rejects Christianity in any form as heresy – al-Tamimi called Christian Zionism "a dangerous distortion; a deviation from the true Christian faith."
It was thanks to Christian Zionists that the State of Israel exists today, he railed.
On this point al-Tamimi is at least partially accurate. Christian Zionists played a major part in the issuing of the Balfour Declaration that in 1917 opened the way for the establishment of a Jewish state in what was then called Palestine. And Christian Zionists labored alongside Jewish Zionists like Theodore Herzl to help create the conditions necessary for Israel's rebirth.
In al-Tamimi's eyes:
"This destructive [Christian Zionist] movement … together with her Zionist Jewish ally comprise[s] the greatest danger to world truth, justice, and peace."
"Even if the sides of this hated-malicious alliance [of Israelis and Christian Zionists] have different goals, they both agree on hatred of Islam and the Muslims and on [the goal] to destroy them…"
Tamimi also quoted from a speech he said was made by the Secretary-General of the Middle-Eastern Churches Committee, Riad Jarpour:
"Hence there is no place in the Middle East for Christian Zionism, it must be expelled by the World Church, since it is a dangerous distortion and a big deviation from the true Christian faith, which concentrates on Jesus, and it [Christian Zionism] defends a national political program which considers the Jewish race supreme…"
Last August, Hamas Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar told the London-based daily Al-sharq Al-awsat the terror group regarded Christian Zionists as criminals.
And according to a report by the Israel National News website Monday, PMW previously quoted another PA religious leader "who announced a prayer for the murder of 'infidels'" – a term that includes the Christian West.
Viewers were exhorted to:
"Destroy the Infidels and the Polytheists! Count them and kill them to the last one, and don't leave even one."
The Presbyterians, as one example of dhimmi filth, support HAMAS. These Presbyterians do not support Christians otherwise. I would be delighted to supply rope to HAMAS with which they will hang Presbyters. Here in part is why:
Overture 04-34. On Confronting Christian Zionism—From the Presbytery of Chicago.
The Presbytery of Chicago respectfully overtures the 216th General Assembly (2004) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to actively oppose Christian Zionism and to develop a plan to communicate the theological and political ramifications it engenders within our denomination, in the mass media, and among U. S. government officials. Specifically, we call upon the General Assembly to do the following:
1. Issue to all churches in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) a pastoral letter on Christian Zionism and the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine and make this letter available on the PC(USA) Web site.
2. Inform current government officials of the Christian alternatives to Christian Zionism.
3. Continue to commend and promote the PC(USA) list of resources found in the September/October 2003 issue of Church & Society, entitled "Israel and Palestine: The Quest for Peace," so that Presbyterians can and will become knowledgeable of the present day Middle East situation and have a better understanding of its history and people.
4. Educate Presbyterians about the Reformed principles for interpreting Scripture in light of the gospel and the rule of love of God and neighbor, as affirmed by previous General Assemblies.
5. Continue to cooperate with other denominations and like-minded groups to promote an understanding of peace in the Holy Land.
6. Urge our Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related colleges and seminaries to address this issue.
We are called by Scripture to love God and all our neighbors. Christian Zionism promotes a theology that justifies grievous violations of basic rights of people who are also made in the image of God and is contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Its teachings invite contempt for fellow Christians in the Middle East, and foreclose decent human relations with many Evangelical Christians in our own American society and in our churches. The implications of this issue need to be understood and to be given much broader attention by our denomination.
The term, "Christian Zionism," is used to refer to the use of passages of biblical prophecy out of context to influence political and religious leaders to accept the State of Israel as a necessary condition of the return of Jesus Christ and the eschatological end of time (Armageddon), when Jews and others will be given the option to either convert or perish.
Christian Zionism fails to relate to or defend Palestinian Christians who are fleeing their homeland because of Israeli occupation, economic closures, continuing confiscation of land and settlement construction, military aggression and now the "Wall."
Christian Zionism is actually anti-evangelical in that it undermines the presence and witness of the indigenous Middle East Christians, whether in the Holy Land itself or throughout the Middle East.
Christian Zionism creates a false image of Christianity, one that is militant, western, and Zionist; and the repercussions often affect the continuity of indigenous Middle East Christians.
Our Palestinian Christian partners urge us to speak out on this issue, notably the churches of the Middle East, the Middle East Council of Churches, the Sabeel Ecumenical Center, and others, as well as our good friends, the leaders of these bodies: the Reverend Naim Ateek of the Sabeel Center in Jerusalem, the Reverend Riad Jarjour, general secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, and the Reverend Mitri Raheb, pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, who last year served as a mission partner in residence on the Worldwide Ministries Division staff of the PC(USA).
Christian Zionism has become a divisive voice in American churches that turn prophetic texts of the Bible into apocalyptic scenarios for the end times in a predictive and reductionist form of prophecy.
The Christian Zionist message jams the airwaves every day on Christian radio and television and follows a theological approach to the Bible called "premillennial dispensationalism," a theme that emerged in the early 1800s and was promoted in the U.S. by the Reverend John Nelson Darby.
The 1995 novel Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, and the subsequent series of novels that pick up on this view and focus on events leading to the end of history and the return of Jesus, found a profitable market among millions of North America readers, thereby finding popular but largely uninformed support.
Influential members of the current U.S. government endorse Christian Zionist positions as a basis for U. S. foreign policy. Christian Zionists, aligned with the minority Jewish settler group, take positions on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that are contrary to the position of the Israeli government and of most Israelis, opposing a two-state solution and supporting transfer of all Arabs out of Palestine.
Finally, pre-millennialist interpretations that underlie Christian Zionism ultimately exclude any validity of the continuity of efficacy of God's covenant with the Jewish people themselves, and ultimately are anti-Semitic.
Jesus rejected efforts to speculate on the future by saying it was not for them to know the "times or the seasons" that God has chosen (Acts 1:6-11).
Christian Zionism is contrary to the Reformed principles of interpreting Scripture that call us to read Scripture in light of the gospel; and to interpret Scripture in light of the one commandment of God that summarizes all other commandments, love for God and for all our neighbors.
Our denomination is part of a coalition of Christian organizations called Churches for Middle East Peace. Its "Theological Reflection #1" describes the effect of the Zionist claim as the active dispossession of Palestinians of their land. Adding our voice to this specific issue will strengthen our joint efforts.
The 215th General Assembly (2003) reaffirmed the actions of previous General Assemblies that support peace in the Middle East; further, the 2003 resolution urged pastors, lay leaders, sessions and individual members of the PC(USA) to avail themselves of study resources that help them understand the history, nature, and dimensions of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians (Minutes, 2003, Part I, pp. 622-23).
And here we whave one of the darling of the dhimmi Christian movement who urge the Muslim triumphalists to commit murder of innocents.
In a revisionist look at the history of U.S. relations with Palestine, Lawrence Davidson offers a critical study of the evolution of American popular and governmental perceptions of Zionism and Palestine, from the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the founding of Israel in 1948.
Zionism, which sought to transform Palestine into a Jewish state, emphasized the biblical and religious connections of the West to Palestine. Davidson argues that this orientation predisposed the American people to see Zionism as a form of "altruistic" imperialism that would bring civilization to a backward part of the world.
However, American Zionists met resistance from the State Department, particularly the Division of Near Eastern Affairs, whose neutral stance until 1945 was shaped by a fear of foreign entanglements.
Exploring rising tensions on both sides, Davidson describes how the American Zionists overcame this resistance and outmaneuvered the State Department by using lobbying techniques and appeals to popular sentiment.
Showing how a powerful and determined interest group turned the U.S. political system to its advantage and shaped foreign policy, America's Palestine is an important study of one of the 20th century's most controversial international stories.
Lawrence Davidson, professor of history at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, is the author of Islamic Fundamentalism and of numerous articles on U.S. attitudes toward and relations with the Middle East.
These filthy scum Christian dhimmi pieces of shit deserve nothing less than hanging. That is, however, merely my exercise of free speech. I look forward to responding as well as I am able to anyone who makes his way to the comments section.