The atmosphere of Eid Al-Fitr is different this year in almost all Arab countries. This changes the aspects and ceremonies of holidays in different countries, due to the closure restrictions and the bans imposed by the expanding coronavirus epidemic. Eid‘s Day this year is expected to be quieter.
This week the Jewish people throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Passover. The holiday of Passover begins with the Passover night meal which is in memory of the last plague which passed over the houses in Egypt called the plague of the smiting of the first born. This was the tenth plague and initiated Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt. In all of the ten plagues Pharaoh the king of Egypt considered releasing the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt but later changed his mind. Now on this night he finally gave the Jews his permission. The Jewish people were slaves in Egypt 210 years.
The wise men of God and truth in the history of mankind set their goals for the highest levels of truth and peace. The lives of these great saints are recorded in history. There are two types of spiritual giants who are compared in scripture to the Ox or bull and the whale or sea serpent called Leviathan. These are saints of national religion and universal faith. In history their ideologies sometimes clash. The universal light is called the supernal shining light. The National light is compared to the moon which has no light of its own.
Over the last few days President Trump has ordered attacks on the enemies of the United States and its citizens abroad. After instituting these attacks the President has come under extreme scrutiny and prejudices of the Democrat controlled House. So let’s take a look at the reality of the situation, and in doing so we will also discover the Democratic Party’s inability to know and speak the truth.
Nigerian police rescued 300 people on Thursday, mostly children and young people, who were being held in a building advertised as a special Islamic school. At least 100 had been chained in the “torture house” in Kaduna, in the north of the country. Police say the children were victims of torture and rape during their stay.
Idolatry is believing in something physical– a nation or a person– and making it your God. In this world there is good and evil. Good is the way of peace and love. Evil is hate and the desire to destroy and kill. National religion denies that they are idolatry. Christianity claims Jesus is God the trinity. There are two national religions at war, Islam and Israel. Christianity today stands in the background, the Pope in the Vatican.
Most people are innocent witnesses of the conflicts in today’s life between democracy and theocracy. In common folk language we are Jehovah witnesses seeing history revealed. Sunday morning in Brooklyn, we would wake up late and about noon time would come to our doors two very lovely ladies to give us some help. They were carrying a Bible and some pamphlets which said on them “Jehovah Witnesses.” We were not Orthodox Jewish but maintained in our house Jewish Tradition. My mother was respectful to these missionaries. Not interested was our answer and they tried to accept it.
As per the report furnished by Market Research Future (MRFR), the global halal cosmetics market size will be expanding at a striking rate of 13.40% over the forecast period (2018–2023), backed by the growing momentum and subsequent demand of halal cosmetics over the past couple of years.
The number of Islamic terrorist attacks continue with a significant increase of 48 over the last week alone. The increase has coincided with the religious time of Ramadan. This works out to over six terrorist attacks per day. One report lists over 261 dead in the last seven days. That works out to be over 37 people murdered per day.
Possibly the most gruesome attack this week was the 50+ killed in the Central African Republic (CAR). The party or group know as Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation (3R) lead an attack on many small villages in Pahoua, seeking revenge for the killing of one ethnic Peuhl.
So far in 2019 there has been 3,541 deaths due to Islamic Terrorist. On September 11, 2001 two Jet planes crashed into the each of the two Twin Towers in New York City, a jet flew into the Pentagon. and one more crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, killing a total 2,996 people. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor killed 2,403.
Deaths by radical terrorist in 2019, even though we are less than halfway through the year, are on track to reach about 7,000.
The number of targeted attacks by extreme Islamic terrorists in 2019 just keep growing. There were 615 Islamic attacks in 38 countries in which 3,458 people were killed and 3,896 were injured so far this year. That works out to nearly 27 people killed per day (down from over 30 per day a week ago) and over four attacks per day.
This week’s two biggest attacks were both in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber plowed into a police station, killing 20. The next day, the Taliban storm a checkpoint and massacred twenty local soldiers.
Universal faith means that religions of the world were revealed in order of progressive revelation. This means that God sent each religious founder prophet to progressively advance religious teachings. The Bha”i faith in Haifa is a Universal faith. Unlike other universal religions, the Bha”i writings do not state that the human race is a whole but celebrates the variety of religions and the differences among peoples. The Bha”i faith was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by Bahuulah who claimed to be a prophet. He was persecuted and spent over a decade in prison in Ottoman Palestine.
A recent article about iconoclasm and the power of religious objects got me thinking about Kashmir. In the world today there are two sides in conflict claiming that the other side is idolatry. These two sides are from the side of the Abrahamic religion and the side of Christianity and Hinduism. In the middle of this conflict are innocent human beings who become the victims of terrorism.
In Kashmir there is a long time dispute both political, ethnic and religious between Pakistan Muslims and India Hindus. Muslim religion prohibits building any statues of deities. In Muslim temples there are also no forms or images. The Koran is very strict to prohibit connecting to anything but an empty formless space who is Allah hidden and revered.
The number of targeted attacks by extreme Islamic terrorists in 2019 is staggering. There were 569 Islamic attacks in 37 countries in which 3,237 people were killed and 3,689 were injured so far this year That works out to over 30 people killed per day and almost five attacks per day.
This week’s major news story and largest attack was a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian Kuda-Kaya Village. That Boko Haram extremists killed at least 25 people who were returning home from a wedding celebration.
Christendom, Islam, Zionism are three parts of Religious nationalism which can only be received together in peace through freedom of religion which doesn’t accept violent acts of religious terrorism. Freedom and justice can tolerate hatred when it is confined in the four walls of religion but not when it goes outside. The humanitarian will not accept violence in the name of God. The humanitarian believes in freedom. He also believes in peace. God cannot tolerate building a Golden Calf desiring only for material pleasures or a Tower of Babel nationalism without religion like the Las Vegas and the California discotheque shootings.
Enclosed is a list of targeted attacks on civilians, churches, honor killings or Sharia executions by extreme Islamic terrorists over the last week. This week’s major news story and largest attack was Sri Lanka, with 358 dead and 800 injured.
Of course this should be headline news. What seems to be missing in the news is that their was a total of 23 terrorist attacks in only seven days. That means over three attacks occurred per day, and over 90 people were killed (not including Sri Lanka), again in a weeks time period. These multiple, smaller fundamentalist terror attacks are hardly covered in the news. Many people claim these terrorist attacks are part of an overarching religious war on Christianity. Others claim that calling these killings a ‘Christian-based religious war’ is a false and extreme narrative.
Amid all the controversy in the media today you will find plenty of opinions about the Pope’s words and actions. The best way to answer the question asked here is an in-depth analysis, in that manner, and append those things, either right or wrong, using scriptures from the Bible. Can the Pope be portrayed as embracing God’s enemies?
The Pope visited Arabia and made prayers for peace in Yemen. The solution is on the table. The Lubavitcher Rebbe in Brooklyn N.Y. declared in 1992 that the world has changed, the way to peace has arrived.
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov a Chassidic master who lived from 1772-1810 in the Ukraine taught, The world is a narrow bridge to cross over, most important is not to fear to complete the journey. There is no such thing as hopelessness. The World is in turmoil. With faith in God mankind can cross the river to World Unity and Peace walking on water.
I send to the world a message of World Peace and Unity consisting of all the main religions of the world united together in resurrection Moses, Jesus and Mohammed. Although all of these religions conflict and their scriptures may conflict, Moses in his resurrection unites them. They are united also in his Torah, the five books by Adam the father of all mankind. I call for an end of hatred and the beginning of true love and respect between all the families of the earth. My message is combined with the New Years Message of all the secular and spiritual leaders of the world.
Vladmir Putin spoke beautifully in his New Year Message. As the leader of his country one the great powers in the world he called for the unity of Russians and the improvement of the conditions of life in Russia. He emphasized Russian family life. He also showed his desire for world peace. He did not mention God in his speech but prayed for good luck and success. He showed that he is a humanitarian. He seems to be happy with the stability of his nation as a democracy. He didn’t mention any specific problems in foreign affairs like Ukraine, Syria, or Turkey.
The name of God peace Shalom is the most important revelation of God in the world. It is difficult to believe when you look at the religious conflicts which plague the world everyday. In the Middle East is the political conflict between Israel and the Arabs, Muslim – Jewish conflict, Muslim Shiites conflict with the Sunni, Catholics conflict with Protestant, Judaism clashes with Christianity, Islam clashes with Christianity, Hindu with Muslim. What is the source of these conflicts from a Biblical eye?
In order to answer this question it is important first to separate religion and politics; political conflicts from religious conflicts. Politics all the time interfere with peace. Politics is defined by Wikipedia as the process of making decisions by members of a group. Groups conflicts exist in their interests and within groups when there are conflicting interests. The goal of politics is to make peace like the goal of religion. Whereas politics is connected to group interaction religion is divided into group and individual. Religion has a place for the individual and for the group.
It is good for mankind to attempt to solve the dilemma of today’s times. After the last two World Wars people are beginning to take more interest in their future. War teaches mankind the importance of peace.
We are after the tragedy and horror of the Second World War in which was killed over forty million people including the slaughter of six million Jews. Nationalism has always given an answer for specific communities of man religious and secular to create peace within the borders of their nation. The Nation of Israel which was established three thousand years ago became an example for all other nations of the importance of the establishment of courts of justice enforcing the commandments of God not to kill, not to steal, not to commit adultery, being innocent before proven guilty, etc. The Nation of Israel survived the pressures of other nations in their environment for eight hundred years until it was conquered by the Romans. During that time came the Assyrians, Baylonians, Greeks finally the Romans to confront the Nation of Israel until its destruction. Jewish Nationalism continued after the destruction of its holy temple through its religion even until today.
There are many reasons to hate Jews and Muslims for people living in a Free World and who love freedom because Judaism and Muslim religions are against freedom. Even Orthodox Christianity or Protestantism are also against freedom even though Jesus their God was the champion for freedom. In all religions there is racism. Judaism was the first of these religions and made a Jewish religious state in an age when the whole world was filled with paganism and lawlessness. There wasn’t in those days another choice for the leaders of the Jewish people other than to make a dictatorship with a King. All the other Pagan nations living in the world at that time were dictatorships with a King . The Jewish people under the leadership of Moses and Joshua made also a dictatorship with a King but the nation of Israel was governed according to justice the law of God which influenced other nations in the Modern World to adopt laws not to kill, not to steal. not to commit adultery people are considered innocent until proven guilty. However Jewish law did not include in it freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of speech like in democracy. The nation had to protect their people from the evil influences of the pagan cultures around them.