Don’t Forget The Black Sea and its Christian Countries


Here is a five-point plan that will make ISIS weak from within:

  • Recognize Iraqi Kurdistan as an independent country, a UN member state with a security pact with NATO.

  • Recognize the Kurdish Workers Party in Turkey (PKK) as an ally, not a terrorist group.

  • Recognize the exiled Iranian Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) as an ally, not a terrorist group.

  • Recognize the Balochistan struggle for independence from Pakistan and Iran as a legitimate national liberation struggle, similar to those of the Baltic Republics, Kosovo, East Timor and Eritrea

  • Expel Turkey from NATO as it is an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood and represents a threat to the West.

As for Islamic leaders in North America and Europe, they should stop their exercise in “Muslim patriotism” and for once speak the truth.

!!UTOPIA ? Might Be, But If Turkey is not Expel from Nato; Nato Will Always Serve in a Twisted way The Islamic State ( Caliphate).!!

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Flashpoint Crimea: The USS Truxton's passage through the Bosphorous Strait and into the Black Sea puts it within striking distance of Russia's Black Sea fleet, which is stationed at the Crimean port of Sevastopol

http://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/the-war-against-isis-already-headed-for-failure/

Wilhem Arrow : Everybody Wants To Rule The World


Thanks To TBA For The Picture : http://angelforisrael.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/shoelaces-humor/

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NORWAY TO BE JUDENREIN, AS 800 JEWS PREPARE THEMSELVES TO LEAVE……..


NORWAY TO BE JUDENREIN, AS 800 JEWS PREPARE THEMSELVES TO LEAVE……..

I’m not sure about the time table and the numbers here, but the dark news continuously coming from Norway, and trend that they have been setting (importing massive numbers of immigrants who hold anti-Semitic views), is worrisome enough to give the story some leeway.  If I hear more about the story from other sources, I’ll update this post.

(They Did Leave, Norway IS Judenrein 13.09.2014) Wil.

 

Udo Ulfkotte 08.2012

Norway is expected to”Judenrein” ( free of Jews) in a few weeks. The last 819 Jews remaining in Norway currently are expected to leave soon because of the growing anti-Semitism in Norway.This will make Norway the first European nation that has no Jews living in it. The same trend is found in other European countries of a dropping Jewish population.

Especially with the terror attack on Israelis in Bulgaria, the sense is inescapeable that Jews in Europe are under attack. In February 2012, the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten reported on the exodus of Jewsfrom the country. Anne Sender, president of the Jewish Religious Community in Norway noted at the time that “Many immigrants bring with them anti-Semitism from their countries of origin.

The disgrace is that no one opposes them in this country. “It is the wave of Muslim immigration wave in Europe Europe that has revived anti-Semitism. A similar trend to that ofNorway is emerging in the neighboring country of Sweden – and in all EU countries. There are Muslims all over who promote In France it began. Not a day goes by without there attacks on Jews by Muslims. The newspapers barely over, there are too many cases. In just the first five months of 2012 there were 268 attacks on Jews in France. France is now a deeply anti-Semitic country. The Socialist government is taking under President Hollande nothing to protect the Jews – to the contrary. The many Muslims are an important group of voters. And they are under the protection of the Socialists. On 5 July 2012 was a 17-year-old Jew near Toulouse by two Muslim North Africans in a train nearly trampled to death because of his hanging on a Star of David necklace. The police did not even take up the complaint. Jews in France are now openly encouraged to leave the country.hostility o Jews. Kopp News Service is one of the few news outlets to address this issue openly.

 

 

http://tundratabloids.com/2012/08/norway-to-be-judenrein-as-800-jews-prepare-themselves-to-leave.html

 

Agent : Morten Storm


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“Man Who Worked Both Sides Of Radical Muslim Fence Describes Being A Fanatic,” CBSLocal.com, September 11, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This being the 9/11 anniversary, and with the President laying out a plan to get ISIS last night, here’s the story of one man who knows what jihadis are thinking, because he was one.

Morten Storm, a 6’1 red-haired Dane, converted to Islam, became more radicalized while studying in Yemen and made preparations to fight in Somalia. He describes that world of black and white:

“You just hate. As a jihadist, as a person who strictly follows the literal interpretation of the Koran, and it is about the world being split up to being correct and wrong. You are in the camp of the believers and against the camp of the disbelievers, the camp of God and the camp of Satan.”

Storm experienced a crisis of faith, enough so that he became a double agent for Western intelligence, scary, one-mistake-and-you’re-dead duty that proved so valuable that he’s now featured in a display at the International Spy Museum in DC.

He also left Islam and keeps his head down because he knows his former jihadi allies would love to take it from him.

- See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/09/ex-muslim-just-hate-jihadist-person-strictly-follows-literal-interpretation-koran.html/#sthash.b68GEmRU.dpuf

 

 

Dane: I worked for radicals, then CIA

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — After converting to Islam, a former member of a Danish motorcycle gang travels to Yemen to study the Quran and soon comes in contact with radical preachers waging holy war against the West.

On the verge of becoming a jihadist, he abruptly abandons his faith and embarks on a dangerous undercover mission to help Western intelligence agencies capture or kill terrorists.

Morten Storm, 37, claims he worked for six years as an informant for the CIA, Britain‘s MI5 and MI6 and Denmark‘s security service, PET. All declined to comment for this article.

“Could they just say ‘he never worked for us’? Sometimes silence is also information,” Storm told AP in Copenhagen. “I know this is true, I know what I have done.”

Storm’s unlikely story, told in a new book and an interview with The Associated Press, has the drama and intrigue of a “Homeland” episode. But the burly, red-bearded Dane insists his tale isn’t fiction.

Storm said he decided to reveal his secret-agent life to the media — he first spoke to a Danish newspaper in October — because he felt betrayed by his agent runners.

In particular, he was upset that he wasn’t given credit for the airstrike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a senior al-Qaida figure, in Yemen in 2011.

Storm claims the CIA won’t admit that his work helped them track down the U.S.-born cleric, accused of having inspired the 2009 shootings in Fort Hood, Texas, and the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a jetliner approaching Detroit the same year.

He also claims to have played a role in a series of well-documented anti-terror operations in the past six years by infiltrating extremist mosques in Britain and militant groups in Somalia. He said he often met his handlers in exotic locations and provided a photograph of one such rendezvous with purported PET agents, at a geothermal spa in Iceland.

Another photograph shows a suitcase packed with cash — $250,000 he claims to have received from the CIA for an undercover operation to track down al-Awlaki though that effort ultimately failed.

Bob Ayers, a former U.S. intelligence officer, cast doubt on Storm’s claims.

“Just because he claims to have worked for these agencies doesn’t mean he was on anyone’s payroll, as he almost certainly would not get clearance,” said Ayers, who now lives in London. “It is also doubtful that he would have been one of Awlaki’s trusted insiders. The only thing less trustworthy than an enemy agent is an enemy agent who has turned.”

Storm says he provided information that led to the 2007 arrest in Britain of Hassan Tabbak, a Syrian-born man sentenced to seven years in prison for trying to make bombs in preparation for terrorist attacks.

In his book, “Storm, the Danish agent in al-Qaida,” he also says he was involved in an operation targeting Saleh Nabhan, a senior al-Qaida operative killed by Navy SEALs in a helicopter attack inside Somalia in 2010. The book is set for release Monday in Denmark, but Storm gave the AP an advance copy.

The most elaborate operation involved al-Awlaki. In 2009, Storm said, the reclusive cleric asked for his help to find a European wife. Storm made contact on Facebook with a Muslim convert from Croatia named Aminah, who was fascinated with al-Awlaki. Storm said he helped carry encrypted video messages between the soon-to-be spouses on a flash drive, before they decided to meet in Yemen. He provided those video clips to AP.

A tracking device was placed in Aminah’s suitcase, but the plan failed when she was told to transfer her belongings to a plastic bag upon arrival in Yemen, Storm said.

However, Storm was sent back to Yemen, he said, supplying various items through a courier to al-Awlaki, who still didn’t suspect he was being double-crossed. The Dane believes his work eventually helped the CIA pinpoint al-Awlaki’s position.

The Americans “had to crawl back to the Danish intelligence to beg them if I would travel back to Yemen and try to recreate or reestablish the contact, the communication with Anwar,” Storm said. “Within four weeks, the contact was up again.”

Storm, who hails from Korsoer, 75 miles southwest of Copenhagen, has past convictions for bar fights, violence, cigarette smuggling and petty theft stretching back to his early teens. He was a prospective member of the Bandidos bicycle gang before a Muslim jail mate convinced him to convert to Islam in 1997.

Storm said he later spent time with radical Islamists in Britain and Yemen, married a woman from Morocco and named their first son Osama after al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

He wanted to join Islamist militants fighting in Somalia in 2006 but they rebuffed him. Storm said his anger at that rejection turned to doubts about his religion. Soon he had a complete change of heart, he said, and offered his services to PET agents, who put him in touch with their U.S. and British counterparts.

Storm said his relations with the CIA turned sour after he was told that al-Awlaki was killed in a separate operation. In a meeting at a seaside hotel in Denmark, he secretly recorded a conversation about the issue with a man he claims is a CIA officer.

The man Storm identified as Michael said in a recording given to the AP that the U.S. leadership — even President Barack Obama — were thankful for Storm’s efforts, but added that “there were a number of other projects” to track down al-Awlaki. Michael said it was like in a soccer game when several players are in a position to a score.

“The other guy could pass it to you, but he didn’t. He took the shot, he scores,” Michael said. “That’s what happened.”

Storm wasn’t satisfied with that explanation.

After spilling his secrets, Storm says he believes he’s now become a potential target not only for al-Qaida, but the CIA.

“I think that when a person potentially could become a liability, it is what is easiest for intelligence services to get rid of their agents and especially people like me,” Storm told AP.

He offered no firm evidence to suggest the CIA, or any other agency, had plans to hurt him.

Storm said he now lives at a secret address in Britain.

“I don’t regret anything. All I wanted was to fight terrorism and I ended up being the bad guy,” he said. “Everyone has won but me. I am happy I was able to save human lives, but obviously I am paying the price for this now.”

http://news.msn.com/world/dane-i-worked-for-radicals-then-cia

http://www.itv.com/thismorning/hot-topics/meet-the-undercover-terrorist-morten-storm

 

http://swissdefenceleague.wordpress.com/2083-a-european-declaration-of-independence-summary/

 

 

 

 

The Base for the Propagation of Holy War against Jews and Crusaders


Why Al-Qaeda Just Won’t Die

By Sebastian Gorka:

Why Al-Qaeda Just Won’t Die

The story starts with the Caliphate, which—contrary to popular conception—is not some abstract idea invented by a small group of extremists. The theocratic empire of Islam, the polity that integrated faith and politics and which was founded by Mohammed, existed for over a thousand years. True, its center moved over time, from Mecca to Damascus, then to Baghdad and finally to Istanbul, but it was a real living thing which still existed at the beginning of the 20th century. By then, it was under Turkish control and most people called it the Ottoman Empire. Yet this was the Caliphate, and there was even a Caliph, or emperor of Islam.

Unfortunately for the Ottomans, after World War I broke out they decided to side with the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Germany. As a result, by 1918 they were on the losing side of the world’s first global war. In an attempt to salvage the Muslim empire after this defeat, and prevent total dismemberment and disarmament along the lines of what occurred to Germany and Austria-Hungary at Versailles, the Ottomans reinvented themselves under the leadership of a very charismatic and intelligent army officer named Mustafa Kemal. Kemal, who would later change his name to Atatürk—meaning Father of All Turks—would reinvent the nation that would eventually become the Republic of Turkey.

Atatürk’s strategy was to convince the West that his people no longer were a threat and that his nation should be recognized as a member of their community. This required a wholesale reinvention of his country, the key pillars of which were the separation of Islam and politics and the broader secularization of Turkey. To that end, he not only banned traditional Turkic-Islamic dress for officials of the state but replaced the Arabic alphabet with a modified version of our Roman one.(3) Most significantly, in 1924 Atatürk formally decreed the dissolution of the Caliphate.(4) It is no accident, therefore, that less than five years later in the Suez region of Egypt, one Hasan al-Banna established the Ikwan Muslimin, or Muslim Brotherhood, the avowed mission of which was—and still is—to reestablish the Caliphate which had been “unjustly” dissolved.

After World War I, certain Middle Eastern territories that had been part of the Ottoman Empire were put under the mandate of the British government. These lands include what we today call Israel, as well as the Palestinian territories (the West Bank and Gaza Strip). After WWII, as violence escalated between Arabs and Jews and between these groups and British mandate forces, London decided that after six years of fighting the Nazis, the British had no future as the governors of the Middle East and pulled out of Palestine. It was under these circumstances that the new Jewish state of Israel was declared.

From the Muslim perspective, and the view of the Arab states that invaded Israel the day after it declared its statehood, this was the second seismic blow to the psyche of the ummah, the global community of Islam. From the perspective of the true believer, this territory is sacred Muslim soil. So much so, that before the Qibla—the Islamic direction of prayer—became Mecca, all Muslims had to face Jerusalem five times a day as they prayed to their creator, Jerusalem being the third holiest site in Islam and the place from which Mohammed was said to have risen into heaven.

However, the most important year of all for anyone who wishes to understand why 9/11 happened and what al-Qaeda stands for, is 1979. In the Muslim world, which follows a shorter lunar calendar initiated when Mohammed journeyed from Mecca to Medina (Yathrib), 1979 represented a turn of the century, the shift from 1399 into the year 1400. And just as with other cultures, there were many in the Muslim world who had great expectations for the new century, that significant events would occur. And so they did.

First came the Iranian Revolution. Although a Shi’a event, it had great ramifications for all Muslims. With the removal of the Shah and the complete rejection of the Western model of the secular nation-state, the revolution had at its core the religious imperative that Islam and politics cannot be separated. That is why the real center of power in the Islamic Republic since 1979 has been a man of the cloth and not a politician. This message of the reintegration of faith and politics and the continued success of Iran in rejecting the Western way of politics is an example to all Muslims.

Second was the attack against the holiest site in Islam: the Siege of the Grand Mosque of Mecca. As the Muslim world was collectively entering the year 1400, more than a thousand jihadi terrorists stormed the Grand Mosque and declared a Holy War against “false Muslims.” The terrorists managed to control the most important site in Islam, the epicenter of the annual hajj pilgrimage, for almost two weeks. More importantly, it turned out that the radicals had been encouraged and in fact blessed by members of the Saudi ulema, or clerical class, who agreed that Islam had lost its way and had to be cleansed by force.

The siege was eventually broken by French commandos who had been smuggled into Mecca after being hastily converted to Islam. But the true geostrategic significance of the attack came afterwards, as the King of Saudi Arabia, in an effort to secure the House of Saud, made a pact with the ulema who had endorsed the jihad.(5) The deal was straightforward: in exchange for the support and patronage of the monarchy, the clerics would not propagate the ideology of jihad on the soil of the Kingdom. However, the export and dissemination of jihadi ideology outside of Saudi Arabia into non-Muslim lands was not only permissible but would be supported by the government.

Lastly, that December, came the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. With the unprovoked assault against a Muslim country by godless communists, the seeds were sown for the redefinition of jihad as a global brand, a brand that would exploit the Western desire to hurt the Kremlin for its military expansion into Southwest Asia.

One of the non-Afghan mujahedeen that took up the fight was a Palestinian Jordanian named Abdullah Azzam. With a PhD in fiqh—Islamic jurisprudence—from the most important Sunni institution in the world, al-Azhar University in Cairo, this charismatic teacher established the Services Bureau (MAK) to recruit Muslims from around the world to come to Pakistan, learn the rudiments of guerrilla warfare and then be deployed into Afghanistan against the Soviet forces. The same year he would release a fatwa entitled Defense of Muslim Lands, in which he would call all Muslims to Holy War, declaring jihad to be fard ayn, an individual and universal obligation of all believers.(6)

Azzam’s logic was clear, and compelling. Since Atatürk had dissolved the empire in 1924, there was no longer a Caliph or commander-in-chief who could declare a holy war. As a result, it was up to each and every believer to deploy himself. Eventually, according to authoritative estimates, the MAK would churn out between 50,000 and 100,000 fighters, including the man who became Azzam’s deputy, Osama bin Laden.(7) A decade later, after the Soviets had been vanquished in Afghanistan, Azzam would be assassinated in Pakistan and bin Laden would take over control of his organization and rename it The Base for the Propagation of Holy War against Jews and Crusaders, or al-Qaeda, as we call it in the West.

http://www.securityaffairs.org/issues/number-26/why-al-qaeda-just-wont-die

http://counterjihadreport.com/2014/09/10/why-al-qaeda-just-wont-die/

 

Midnight Caller : Snowy Red – Euroshima Wardance


Snowy Red – Euroshima Wardance

Paris Bomb 2

 

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Erick Stakelbeck on Islam’s Threat to the West


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Erick Stakelbeck on The Rise of ISIS

Originally posted on The Counter Jihad Report:

Published on Sep 5, 2014 by 700 Club Interactive

CBN News terrorism expert Erick Stakelbeck discusses the threat that Islam poses to America.

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The Islamic State’s global reach


swissdefenceleague:

They Don’t Need An Army Just A Few Boxes.
Boxes That May Have Been Smuggling through The Mexican Border.
We Know That Life Have No Importance In Their Eyes..

Originally posted on The Counter Jihad Report:

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In discussions of the threat posed by the Islamic State (formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, a spinoff from al Qaeda in Iraq), some Western pundits have argued that the terror organization poses only a distant threat, not a near one. They have claimed that the Islamic State’s goals are mainly territorial and focused on the Middle East, as compared to al Qaeda’s, which are transnational and focused on attacking the West. On June 30, the US State Department referred to the ISIS’ strategy as that of creating a regional caliphate.

That general view was fairly widely held until recently, when the Islamic State executed two American hostages, which brought home to the West that its citizens are at risk. But in addition to committing shocking crimes in Syria and Iraq against civilians, security forces, and Western captives, the group has also developed an…

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MUSIC : Mozart, Die Zauberflöte 1971 Film


MUSIC : Mozart, Die Zauberflöte 1971 Film

In 1971 there was an acclaimed new production of Die Zauberflöte at the Hamburg Opera directed by Peter Ustinov; this was during that house’s golden period under the artistic direction of Rolf Liebermann. The production was taken into a TV studio and filmed, using the original sets and costume
Tamino: Nicolai Gedda
Pamina: Edith Mathis
Sarastro: Hans Sotin
Königin der Nacht: Cristina Deutekom
Papageno: William Workman
Papagena: Carol Malone
Monostatos: Franz Grundheber
Speaker: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
2 Men in Armour: Helmut Melchert, Kurt Moll

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State Opera, conducted by Horst Stein.

 

 

 

Die Zauberflote, Polish Opera Poster

 

 

Kurdish Civilians: ‘ISIL is Afraid of Us’


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“Paradise Lost” Kurdish Civilians: ‘ISIL is Afraid of Us’

 

Paradise is our native country, and we in this world be as exiles and strangers.
Richard Greenham (1535-1594)

 

English: Oh foes who watch us, the nation whose language is Kurdish is alive
It cannot be defeated by makers of weapons of any time
Let no one say the Kurds are dead, the Kurds are alive
The Kurds are alive and their flag will never fall
We are the sons of the red colour of revolution
Our history is one filled with blood
Let no one say the Kurds are dead, the Kurds are alive
The Kurds are alive and our flag will never fall
We are the sons of the Medes and Kai Khosrow
Our homeland is our faith and religion
Let no one say the Kurds are dead, the Kurds are alive
The Kurds are alive and our flag will never fall
The Kurdish youth has risen like noble warriors
To draw the crown of life with blood
Let no one say the Kurds are dead, the Kurds are alive
The Kurds are alive and our flag will never fall
The Kurdish youth are ever-ready
And always prepared to sacrifice their lives
To sacrifice their lives, to sacrifice their lives.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdistan

 

Originally posted on The Counter Jihad Report:

Washington Free Beacon, By Stephen Gutowski:

As President Obama struggles to create strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), Vice News went into the trenches with what may be the only effective boots currently on the ground: the Kurds.

Fresh off its series inside the bloodthirsty, barbaric terrorist group, Vice interviewed Kurds pushing back against the terrorists’ advance on the other side of the battle lines. The Kurdish fighters they interviewed on the outskirts of Kirkuk in northern Iraq are defiant and confident.

“Our comrades are well trained; they’re professional,” a PKK district commander identified as Agid said. “That’s why ISIL is afraid of us.”

Civilians living in the frontline city remain concerned about ISIL, however.

“We are under threat from terrorist groups,” a local Kurdish villager said. “They consider us infidels.”

Like ISIL, the United States has declared the Kurdish PKK a terrorist group. Many of the fighters insisted they are…

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A Message to President Obama From a Former Muslim (Excellent Must See Video)


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IT IS LIKE A MESSAGE IN THE BOTTLE  THAT WON’T BE OPEN …MAY BE A GULF CADDY…..????

Wil.

Originally posted on sharia unveiled:

ISIS - Keep Calm 1 (resized)

Brother Rachid addresses President Obama about ISIL and Islam; he explains to him how ISIL is imitating the prophet Muhammad in every detail they do. ISIL represents Islam.

Video courtesy of: Brother Rachid | h/t Nando Rodriguez

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-SEMPER FIDELIS-

 

Wrong Side Of Heaven

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Thank You For Your Service (A Moment of Truth)

+ No One Gets Left Behind +

 

Military Tribute: We Must Stand Together

+ No One Gets Left Behind +

Paul Weston:Where are the Politicians on Rotherham’s 1400 Child Rape Victims?


Originally posted on The Counter Jihad Report:

Published on Sep 1, 2014 by Liberty GB:

Where are UKIP, Labour, the Tories and Liberal Democrats on the Muslim grooming gang issue? Liberty GB is the only party talking about this atrocity, and why it happens – Islam, Muhammed and the Quran.

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Hildegard of Bingen, Visionary


 

Hildegard of Bingen, Visionary

“Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around Him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honor. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground, and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I, a feather on the breath of God.”

Hildegard of Bingen    Hildegard+von+Bingen

The Benedictine Abbess, Hildegard of Bingen, is remembered as a musician, a poet, a scientist, and a preacher. She is also remembered as a woman who performed the works of mercy. Poor, elderly women were offered shelter and care as permanent guests in the abbey she led. Many people found medical care within her abbey’s walls.

Since her death late in the twelfth century, she has been honored as a saint. But her formal status within the church calendar has only been regularized in this century. On 7 October 2012, Pope Benedict XVI named her a Doctor of the Church. So Hildegard never went through the formal process of canonization. In this case vox populi, vox Dei, the voice of the people is the voice of God. The church ratified what its people have known for centuries.

Hildegard knew God in many ways, including through the gifts of nature. She wrote of the Virgin as “Mary, the bequeather/seed-source of God.” Hildegard writes, “Your flesh held joy, like grass upon which dew falls, pouring its life-green into it.”

She writes of God’s Word in all creation,

“No creature has meaning
without the Word of God.
God’s Word is in all creation, visible and invisible.
The Word is living, being,
Spirit, all verdant
all creativity.
This Word flashes out in
every creature.
This is how the spirit is in
the flesh — the Word is indivisible from God.”

If you want to read more of Hildegard’s writings, consider one of these books: Symphonia: A critical edition of the Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum translated by B.J.NewmanScivias / Hildegard of Bingen translated by Columba Hart and Jane Bishop (The Classics of Western spirituality), Women in Praise of the Sacred; edited by Jane Hirshfield, Teachings of the Christian Mystics; edited by Andrew Harvey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildegard_of_Bingen

 

17 September 1179
Hildegard of Bingen has been called by her admirers “one of the most important figures in the history of the Middle Ages,” and “the greatest woman of her time.” Her time was the 1100’s (she was born in 1098), the century of Eleanor of Aquitaine, of Peter Abelard and Bernard of Clairvaux, of the rise of the great universities and the building of Chartres cathedral. She was the daughter of a knight, and when she was eight years old she went to the Benedictine monastery at Mount St Disibode to be educated. The monastery was in the Celtic tradition, and housed both men and women (in separate quarters). When Hildegard was eighteen, she became a nun. Twenty years later, she was made the head of the female community at the monastery. Within the next four years, she had a series of visions, and devoted the ten years from 1140 to 1150 to writing them down, describing them (this included drawing pictures of what she had seen), and commenting on their interpretation and significance. During this period, Pope Eugenius III sent a commission to inquire into her work. The commission found her teaching orthodox and her insights authentic, and reported so to the Pope, who sent her a letter of approval. (He was probably encouraged to do so by his friend and former teacher, Bernard of Clairvaux.) She wrote back urging the Pope to work harder for reform of the Church.

The community of nuns at Mount St. Disibode was growing rapidly, and they did not have adequate room. Hildegard accordingly moved her nuns to a location near Bingen, and founded a monastery for them completely independent of the double monastery they had left. She oversaw its construction, which included such features (not routine in her day) as water pumped in through pipes. The abbot they had left opposed their departure, and the resulting tensions took a long time to heal.

Hildegard travelled throughout southern Germany and into Switzerland and as far as Paris, preaching. Her sermons deeply moved the hearers, and she was asked to provide written copies. In the last year of her life, she was briefly in trouble because she provided Christian burial for a young man who had been excommunicated. Her defense was that he had repented on his deathbed, and received the sacraments. Her convent was subjected to an interdict, but she protested eloquently, and the interdict was revoked. She died on 17 September 1179. Her surviving works include more than a hundred letters to emperors and popes, bishops, nuns, and nobility. (Many persons of all classes wrote to her, asking for advice, and one biographer calls her “the Dear Abby of the twelfth century.”) She wrote 72 songs including a play set to music. Musical notation had only shortly before developed to the point where her music was recorded in a way that we can read today. Accordingly, some of her work is now available on compact disk, and presumably sounds the way she intended. My former room-mate, a non-Christian and a professional musician, is an enthusiastic admirer of her work and considers her a musical genius. Certainly her compositional style is like nothing else we have from the twelfth century. The play set to music is called the Ordo Virtutum and show us a human soul who listens to the Virtues, turns aside to follow the Devil, and finally returns to the Virtues, having found that following the Devil does not make one happy.

She left us about seventy poems and nine books. Two of them are books of medical and pharmaceutical advice, dealing with the workings of the human body and the properties of various herbs. (These books are based on her observations and those of others, not on her visions.) I am told that some modern researchers are now checking her statements in the hope of finding some medicinal properties of some plant that has been overlooked till now by modern medicine. She also wrote a commentary on the Gospels and another on the Athanasian Creed. Much of her work has recently been translated into English, part in series like Classics of Western Spirituality, and part in other collections or separately. If your university library or bookstore cannot help you, try a Christian bookstore. If they do not have it, try a trendy (feminist, New Age, ecology) bookstore.

But her major works are three books on theology: Scivias (“Know the paths!”), Liber Vitae Meritorum (on ethics), and De Operatione Dei. They deal (or at least the first and third do) with the material of her visions. The visions, as she describes them, are often enigmatic but deeply moving, and many who have studied them believe that they have learned something from the visions that is not easily put into words. On the other hand, we have the recent best-seller, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, by Oliver Sacks, Professor of Clinical Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and author of Migraine and various other books. Professor Sacks is concerned with the relation of the brain to the mind, and ways in which the phsical state of the nervous system can affect our ways of perceiving reality. He views the pictures in Hildegard’s books of what she saw in her visions, and says, “The style of the pictures is a clear indication that the seer suffered regularly from migraine attacks. Migraine sufferers tend to see things in this manner.” And indeed, it is true that Hildegard suffered throughout her life from painful attacks of what may have been migraine. Professor Sacks hastens to add that this has nothing to do with whether her visions are authentic insights into the nature of God and His relation to the Universe.

Hildegard has undergone a remarkable rise in popularity in the last thirty years, since many readers have found in her visions, or read into them, themes that seem to speak to many modern concerns. For example:

Although she would have rejected much of the rhetoric of women’s liberation, she never hesitated to say what she thought needed to be said, or to do what she thought needed to be done, simply because she was a woman. When Pope or Emperor needed a rebuke, she rebuked them.

Her writings bring science, art, and religion together. She is deeply involved in all three, and looks to each for insights that will enrich her understanding of the others.

Her use of parable and metaphor, of symbols, visual imagery, and non-verbal means to communicate makes her work reach out to many who are totally deaf to more standard approaches. In particular, non-Western peoples are often accustomed to expressing their views of the world in visionary language, and find that Hildegard’s use of similar language to express a Christian view of reality produces instant rapport, if not necessarily instant agreement.

Hildegard wrote and spoke extensively about social justice, about freeing the downtrodden, about the duty of seeing to it that every human being, made in the image of God, has the opportunity to develop and use the talents that God has given him, and to realize his God-given potential. This strikes a chord today.

 

 

New book Secret Symbols about West Wycombe Caves released


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A PUB landlord has completed ‘a kind of Da Vinci Code journey’ through the notorious Hell Fire Caves – and written a book to dispel some of the myths surrounding the West Wycombe tourist attraction.

Eamonn Loughran, 42, has published ‘Secret Symbols of the Hell Fire Club’ after living for 20 years on West Wycombe Road and looking up at the Dashwood Mausoleum every day.

He says the much-published ‘history’ of the Hell Fire Club adds up to little more than gossip, adding: “The idea that Sir Francis Dashwood dug these caves simply to get drunk and worship the devil is absolute rubbish.

“There were a lot of very bad books written about the club from early 1900s onwards, mostly by journalists who sensationalised the stories.”

Rumours of black magic, satanic rituals and orgies surrounded Dashwood’s club when it was around in the 1750s and 60s.

But after years of…

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Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border


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JW2Judicial Watch, Aug. 29, 2014:

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.  Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of…

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The Rise of Islam and its Impact on Christianity (Video Series)


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An English translation of speech by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was posted on the internet Tuesday. In the oration, al-Baghdadi launched into an anti-Semitic diatribe:

So listen, O ummah of Islam. Listen and comprehend. Stand up and rise. For the time has come for you to free yourself from the shackles of weakness, and stand in the face of tyranny, against the treacherous rulers – the agents of the crusaders and the atheists, and the guards of the Jews.

O ummah of Islam, indeed the world today has been divided into two camps and two trenches, with no third camp present: The camp of Islam and faith, and the camp of kufr (disbelief) and hypocrisy – the camp of the Muslims and the mujahidin everywhere, and the camp of the Jews, the crusaders, their allies, and with them the rest of the nations and religions of kufr, all being led by America and Russia, and being mobilized by the Jews. “Break the crosses and destroy the lin­eage of the grand­sons of mon­keys [Jews].”

 

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Osama bin Laden: Terrorist leader who waged jihad against ‘Jews and Crusaders’ and ordered the attacks of 11 September 2001

 Bin Laden in 1988 near Jalalabad. Visitors remarked on his quiet speech and good humour
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Taking the US fight against IS into Syria would consolidate Assad and his Iranian-Hizballah allies


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British and German intelligence sources reported Saturday, Aug. 23, that US intelligence aid to the Assad regime, channeled through German BND intelligence, had enabled the Syrian air force to more precisely target al Qaeda units. These reports tie in with proliferating accounts from Washington that President Barack Obama is on the point of a decision to extend military strikes into Syria for targeting the Islamic State’s terrorist base. He has been warned by some top US generals that IS poses a threat to the United States and cannot be seriously engaged without dealing with the group’s Syrian stronghold. “We’re not going to be restricted by borders,” said Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, in a comment Thursday.
DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report that there is no confirmation from the ground in Syria that Washington is indeed passing intelligence to Syria through Berlin to help the…

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The Real European Jew-Hatred Threat: Luton, UK British Muslims March & Invoke Muhammad’s Slaughter of the Khaybar Jews, Again


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LUTON … AGAIN !!!

Royal Anglian Parade Luton, 10/03/09, Muslim protesters

Two held during parade protests

There were angry scenes as the soldiers passed

Two people were arrested during angry scenes as 200 soldiers marched through a Bedfordshire town centre to mark their return from Iraq.

It happened as anti-war protesters held placards saying “Anglian Soldiers Go To Hell” and “Butchers of Basra”.

The two, thought to be members of the public watching the parade in Luton, were held for public order offences.

The 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, known as the Poachers, have toured Iraq twice in two years.

Two lines of police officers divided the anti-war protesters from a large number of local residents, some waving Union and St George’s flags.

Police intervention

Police dogs and riot vans were also called to keep the two sides apart at the Homecoming Parade, organised by the borough council.

As the soldiers reached Luton Town Hall the small group of protesters shouted “Terrorists” and “Anglian Soldiers Go to Hell”.

Originally posted on The Counter Jihad Report:

By Andrew Bostom:

According to the You Tube upload date and an independent source, the demonstration captured on the video, above, took place yesterday, Friday, August 22, 2014, in Luton, UK.

For a detailed recent analysis of this overriding threat to European Jewry. i.e., Islam’s “sacralized” Jew-hatred from the creed’s canonical sources, as acted upon in “good faith” by the Muslims of Europe, see my June 6, 2014 essay, “Rampant Islamic Jew-Hatred in Europe and the Brussels Jewish Museum Carnage.”

As an update, French Rabbi Michel Serfaty, during an interview (posted Friday, August 8, 2014) with that bastion of cultural relativist denial, no less, NPR, made this unbowdlerized observation about the reality of actualized Jew-hatred in France: its “source” is overwhelmingly Muslims (denoted as “youths of Arab, African and North African descent”).

Serfaty laughs at the notion of the far right national front party being a…

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