Neutral Perspective: The U.S. Should NOT Allow and Allow Syrian Refugees?

US to Accept 85,000 Refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017, Kerry Says

“Published on Sep 20, 2015

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This Is The Most Disturbing Muslim ‘Refugee’ Video You Will Ever See buzzpo.com

“It’s time for Americans to wake up and see what really happens when you let thousands of Muslim refugees into your country.

Don’t let what’s happening in Europe happen to us! Share this video to help spread the word. ”

What Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II By Ishaan Tharoor November 17 washingtonpost.com

French President Francois Hollande Welcomes Refugees Despite Paris Attack By ABC NEWS Nov 18, 2015, 8:02 AM ET abcnews.go.com

“…”Life should resume fully,” Hollande told a gathering of the country’s mayors, who gave him a standing ovation. “What would France be without its museums, without its terraces, its concerts, its sports competitions?

“France should remain as it is. Our duty is to carry on our lives.”

In the same spirit, he added, “30,000 refugees will be welcomed over the next two years. Our country has the duty to respect this commitment,” explaining that they will undergo vigorous security checks. ..”

Fmr Obama Official On Admitting Syrian Refugees: 11M Illegal Aliens Didn’t Have ‘Security Screening’ , from youtube.com

“..Published on Sep 18, 2015

The former head of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement said on Friday that concerns about the security risk of bringing Syrian refugees into the U.S. given the terrorist presence in that country are based on “fear-mongering” and that the millions of people who are in the U.S. illegally did not undergo security screening used to vet asylum seekers. “I can tell you that we have about 11 million undocumented people in this country I was told,” Eskinder Negash said at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “I don’t believe they went through a security screening system.”

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Syrian refugee arrivals to the U.S.

Oct. 1, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2015 fingfx.thomsonreuters.com

Syrian Refugees Find A Home In The U.S.

“Published on Mar 13, 2015

As the Syrian crisis enters its fifth year, an estimated 4 million people have fled the country due to fighting. The United States has taken in 584 refugees as of March 11, 2015. AJ+’s Dena Takruri talked to Um and Abu Gasem in Sacramento, California, about their new lives in the U.S. and the memories they left behind in Syria.
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A portrait in bravery: The Syrian scapegoat next door November 17, 2015 at 8:56 pm |seattletimes.com

“…Ali, 26, is from Syria. His family — his dad, mom, sister and two brothers — are refugees from the civil war there. Most of them fled their neighborhood in Damascus in 2013 when it came under rebel attack. One of Ali’s boyhood friends was captured by ISIS and later executed…

“After 9/11 of course, the whole nation pretty much stopped taking refugees for a time,” says the director of the Seattle office of the International Rescue Committee. “In 1975 a bunch of the states refused to take in any of the Vietnamese fleeing that war…

It takes a minimum of two years living in a refugee camp, and then you’re vetted, interviewed and fingerprinted by the FBI, Homeland Security and the State Department,” he said. “It’s an incredibly arduous process to get here. They’re not just showing up on the beach here as they are over in Europe.”

Johnson said refugees are given the most thorough background checks of any immigrants coming into the country…

Here is how Syrian refugees get resettled in Louisiana By Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on November 16, 2015 at 3:26 PM, updated November 16, 2015 at 3:33 PM nola.com

“..What’s the process for them to come to the United States?

It can take 18 months or longer for a refugee to be accepted for resettlement in the United States. Most refugees are referred to the U.S. government by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Their cases are prioritized based on need.

The refugees go through a lengthy process, involving in-person interviews with officials from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, health screenings and security background checks. State Department officials say the security checks are extensive and involve many U.S. agencies, but the precise details of how the process works are classified.

Once the refugees are accepted, their flights to the United States are initially paid for by the U.S. government. Refugees sign a promissory note to repay the government.

What happens once they get here?
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PolitiFact Sheet: 5 questions about Syrian refugees

By Lauren Carroll, Linda Qiu on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 2:14 p.m. politifact.com

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PolitiFact Sheet: 5 questions about Syrian refugees

By Lauren Carroll, Linda Qiu on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 2:14 p.m.
Eleven-year-old Omran Wawieh, a refugee from Syria, is staying with parents and siblings at a motel in Pomona, Calif., on Nov. 17, 2015. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Eleven-year-old Omran Wawieh, a refugee from Syria, is staying with parents and siblings at a motel in Pomona, Calif., on Nov. 17, 2015. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Whether the United States should accept Syrian refugees has become an urgent debate in the days since the terror attacks in Paris. At least 30 governors have said they’re against letting refugees into their states because of fears that terrorists could hide among those seeking political asylum.

Civilians are fleeing Syria — where more than 200,000 people have been killed in the conflict — by the thousands. Some have called their migration the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.

The unrest began in 2011 with protests against President Bashar al-Assad, in the wake of the pro-democracy Arab Spring. Assad’s regime responded with violence, and the country spiraled into a civil war. But it isn’t just pro-Assad vs. anti-Assad groups. There are several sects fighting one another, one of which is the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Some have questioned whether one of the ISIS terrorists who participated in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks was a Syrian refugee who resettled in Europe. That fact remains unconfirmed; authorities are still investigating. The six Paris attackers identified so far were French and Belgian nationals. Nonetheless, many American politicians are concerned that allowing Syrian refugees to settle in the United States would leave the country vulnerable.

There are a lot of questions about Syrian refugees coming to the United States. Here are some answers…”

Something Christian Millennials “Don’t get” lifeinprogressministries.org

“..These themes are all over the Bible. “Be strong and courageous,” God told Joshua. “Perhaps you are here for such a time as this,” Esther’s uncle said. “Do not fear those who can kill the body,” Jesus said. Jesus also told a story that would be, on the danger scale, the equivalent of a Native American carrying a bloodied and beaten white man into an Old West town saloon for help in the pioneer days. (The Good Samaritan)

And the stories didn’t just include Bible stories. Just about every evangelical (especially Baptists) know and praise the Jim Elliots of the world and their wives. If you don’t know, Jim Elliot was a missionary to somewhere in the Amazon. He and several others were killed by the natives. Later, their wives evangelized the same people who killed their husbands!

We were taught to admire people like that. The idea that nothing, and I mean absolutely NOTHING in this world is more important than expanding the Kingdom of God — not even my own life — has been drilled into me since I was a small child. And, you know what? I believe it’s the truth still!

Am I not supposed to actually believe all that stuff? I find myself today witnessing some Christians who seem to want to be as not like Jim Elliot as possible. I do not understand this. This is what I do not “get.”

For years and years and years it has been nearly impossible to get missionaries (even sneakily) into parts of the Middle East. It’s so dangerous, some, assuming they can even get in, are likely to be killed so quickly they can’t do much evangelizing. And now, hundreds of thousands of beaten, hurting, orphaned, widowed (google “pure and undefiled religion) and broken people are trying to come to US.

Is it possible that a small percentage of them want to kill us? — Let me counter that question with another question:
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Rejecting Refugees, Rejecting Christ sojo.net

OTHER

Syrian refugees pose low risk, but no reason to rush process, experts say

By Mark Gollom, CBC News Posted: Nov 18, 2015 5:00 AM ET| Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015 5:00 AM ET cbc.ca

Hasty approach to meet Dec. 31 deadline could be a mistake, say security experts

“..While Trudeau has dismissed such concerns, some security experts suggest that trying to process that many refugees in such short time is not without risk, however slight, and that the prime minister doesn’t need to rush the effort.

“I very much hope that in the end, that they will have removed Dec. 31 as part of the plan and say, ‘We”re going to do it and we’ll get it done when we get it done,'” said Peter Showler, the former head of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.

As for whether Canadians should be concerned about security risks from Syrian refugees, Showler said, “I would say no — until you put in ‘[coming] by the end of the year,’ and then I would say I don’t know.”

The evidence, so far, that refugees pose risks in North America has been scant. A recent article in the Economist points out that of the 745,000 refugees resettled in the U.S. since Sept. 11, only two have been arrested on terrorism-related charges, and those had not planned any kind of attack. Meanwhile, Canada has taken in nearly 265,000 refugees from 2005 to 2014.

However, those refugees underwent a rigorous screening process, one that can take years. Trudeau is hoping to resettle 25,000 refugees in a matter of weeks.
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Revealed: How the five wealthiest Gulf Nations have so far refused to take a single Syrian refugee By Jay Akbar For Mailonline

Published: 11:09 EST, 4 September 2015 | Updated: 14:10 EST, 4 September 2015 dailymail.co.uk

Ahmad Al-Mohammad – Fake Syrian Passport Found in Paris Crisis , from youtube.com

FALSE FLAG? US Claims SYRIAN PASSPORT FAKE Greece Disputes

“Published on Nov 18, 2015

Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | The Syrian passport recovered from near one of the Paris attackers may be fake, a US intelligence official told CBS news. The document did not contain the correct numbers for a legitimate Syrian passport and the picture did not match the name, said the official.

The False Flag Link: Syrian Passport “Found” Next To Suicide Bomber Was “Definitely A Forgery” Tyler Durden’s picture
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 11/15/2015 22:12 -0500
from zerohedge.com

“..What is becoming clear is that either the passport was planted, or is a fake, or both. But while we agree with the Guardian that this shift in narrative will have an impact against the future flow of refugees into Europe, an even more acute consequence will from the “Syrian” angle will be to “incept” the idea that the entire Paris massacre was the result of events in Syria (and hence, al Assad is directly and indirectly responsible) thus generating goodwill toward a military operation that include a French ground force. In fact, the wheels are already in motion:..

… and once again shows that there is a deep political motive on virtually every side to use this human tragedy as a “false flag” event to achieve specific, geopolitical goals.”

*see Thinking Out Loud: Reflections of the Paris Massacre?

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US security being sacrificed for refugees?

Published on Sep 23, 2015

“New feears that the US decision to take in thousands and thousands of Syrian crisis refugees could put America’s security at risk. Rep. Jason Chaffetz goes ‘On the Record’
Watch Greta Van Susteren talk about Conflicts, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, House Representatives, Republicans, Syria, and World Regions on On The Record.

Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Major Trojan Horse Operation For ALL Western Nations , from youtube.com

“Published on Sep 7, 2015

A MUST HEAR! PLEASE LISTEN AND FORWARD!
Questions this broadcast answers:
1.) Why would Syrian refugees make the dangerous and extremely long journey to European nations and U.S. (who hold damnable doctrine and life-styles according to the Quran) rather than the Arab nations (who are Islamic oriented) around them?
2.) Why has it taken 5 full years (length of civil war in certain parts of Syria) for Syrians in the particular regions to leave?
3.) Why are refugees tossing out good water and food given to them by western governments on their arrival?
4.) Why are many of the refugees young men?
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BEWARE**EU’s Refugees “WOLVES in the SHEEPFOLD” of Christian Europe. from youtube.com

“Published on Sep 10, 2015

Refugees from War-torn countries and MUSLIM MIGRANTS CONVERT to “CHRISTIANITY” for Asylum in Europe and elsewhere, are “Wolves in the Sheepfold.” This is the Islamization of Europe. This is the De-Christianization of Europe. The make up of European populations willchaange in a generation or 2, making Christians virtually a minority in their own regions, exactly as the Hungarian PM warned last week.
History teaches us from the example of Constantinople (today’s Istanbul, Turkey) and the Fall of Byzantium in 1453 when the Greeks came into slavery to the Turks for over 400 years (until about 1864).
This also means the end of religious freedom, if Muslim/Islamic dominance overtakes the Christian European philosophy of life, meaning no more Christianity.
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Pope Francis Warning of ‘ISIS’ Refugee Infiltration, from youtube.com

“Published on Sep 17, 2015

Pope Francis Warning of ‘ISIS’ Refugee Infiltration

Pope Francis has blamed the “bad and unjust” global capitalist system for the refugee and migrant crisis that Europe is facing right now – while warning that Islamic State jihadists may take advantage of the massive influx to slip into EU undetected Trends…

Honduras detains five Syrians heading for U.S. with stolen Greek passports: police 11.19.15 news.yahoo.com

Former Navy SEAL, FBI agent: don’t allow Syrian refugees into the U.S. , from youtube.com

“Published on Nov 17, 2015

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Former Navy SEAL and FBI special agent Jonathan Gilliam talks with Bill Spadea about the security risks of allowing Syrian refugees into the United States and New Jersey more specifically.

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Republicans to Obama: Keep Syrian refugees out
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By Eric Bradner and Ted Barrett, CNN

Updated 9:06 PM ET, Mon November 16, 2015 cnn.com

“…GOP governors and lawmakers were quick to announce they wouldn’t allow Syrian refugees into their states and are appealing for stronger control of U.S. borders. The issue opens up a firm political line of attack for Republican presidential candidates who had been struggling to find their footing on the national security challenges posed by the Paris slaughter…”

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Religion: Different beliefs within Islam?

The Intra-Religion Conflicts Within Muslims
By ISCC Current Affairs, Publications islamicsupremecouncil.com
“The current Muslims, especially the young generation, and the “potential new Muslims ” in the western world are confused about the state of Muslim affairs. The intra-religion conflicts within the various denominations of Muslims are harming Islam. Although, Islam forbids the creation of denominations but unfortunately Muslim scholars created these denominations anyway. There are so-called Muslims in every denomination claiming that they understand Islam better than the others. These few Muslims raise their voices so loud that the voices of the majority die-down and what ordinary people listen are the voices of fanatics…”

-Beliefs

By The Numbers – The Untold Story of Muslim Opinions & Demographics


“Published on Dec 10, 2015

By the Numbers is an honest and open discussion about Muslim opinions and demographics. Narrated by Raheel Raza, president of Muslims Facing Tomorrow, this short film is about the acceptance that radical Islam is a bigger problem than most politically correct governments and individuals are ready to admit. Is ISIS, the Islamic State, trying to penetrate the U.S. with the refugee influx? Are Muslims radicalized on U.S. soil? Are organizations such as CAIR, who purport to represent American Muslims accepting and liberal or radicalized with links to terror organizations?

It’s time to have your say, go to http://go.clarionproject.org/numbers-full-film/

-Sects

Islamic Sects, Schools, Branches & Movements | Information … informationisbeautiful.net

THE LAW: A Muslim Student Challenges Ravi Zacharias

A Muslim student at Michigan University challenges Ravi Zacharias on Christianities seemingly lack of ability in keeping the “law” like Islam and Judaism do so well. How can Christianity be true if it isn’t doing that which God demands? (I have recently enhanced, greatly, the audio in the file from my original VIMEO upload… and reconfigured slightly the visual presentation.)
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For more clear thinking like this from Ravi Zacharias… I invite you to visit: http://www.rzim.org/

Islamic Sects, Schools, Branches & Movements – Information is Beautiful informationisbeautiful.net
“..Sunni? Shia? Hanbali? Ismali? Deobandi? A visual guide to the major & notable sects, schools & movements within Islam. This is an ongoing, evolving diagram …..”

-Education

inside-islam-what-billion-muslims-really-think topdocumentaryfilms.com
Who Speaks for Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think


“Published on Nov 23, 2014

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major .

In a roundtable discussion, host Ray Suarez interviews author Reza Aslan (No god But God; How to Win a Cosmic War) and Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director of t.

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the expertly gathered opinions of Musli.

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the results of the Gallup Organizations.

-Terrorist Groups

Who are the world’s 10 most dangerous terrorists?
By Tim Lister, CNN Updated 10:21 PM ET, Wed October 9, 2013 cnn.com

The 5 Deadliest Terrorist Groups on the PlanetDaniel R. DePetris

November 16, 2014 nationalinterest.org
“…Here is a list of the five deadliest terrorist groups that are operating today, and the five that are no doubt at the top of Washington’s radar:..”
Top 10 Most Dangerous Terrorist Organizations in the World
1 year ago (Nov 2014)

rikarnob bhattacharyya listovative.com
The World’s Deadliest Terrorist Groups [Infographic] Jun 22, 2015 @ 08:23 AM forbes.com
What ISIS Really Wants Graeme Wood
| March 2015 Issue theatlantic.com

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
“…To take one example: In September, Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the Islamic State’s chief spokesman, called on Muslims in Western countries such as France and Canada to find an infidel and “smash his head with a rock,” poison him, run him over with a car, or “destroy his crops.” To Western ears, the biblical-sounding punishments—the stoning and crop destruction—juxtaposed strangely with his more modern-sounding call to vehicular homicide. (As if to show that he could terrorize by imagery alone, Adnani also referred to Secretary of State John Kerry as an “uncircumcised geezer.”)..

Many mainstream Muslim organizations have gone so far as to say the Islamic State is, in fact, un-Islamic. It is, of course, reassuring to know that the vast majority of Muslims have zero interest in replacing Hollywood movies with public executions as evening entertainment. But Muslims who call the Islamic State un-Islamic are typically, as the Princeton scholar Bernard Haykel, the leading expert on the group’s theology, told me, “embarrassed and politically correct, with a cotton-candy view of their own religion” that neglects “what their religion has historically and legally required.” Many denials of the Islamic State’s religious nature, he said, are rooted in an “interfaith-Christian-nonsense tradition.”

All Muslims acknowledge that Muhammad’s earliest conquests were not tidy affairs, and that the laws of war passed down in the Koran and in the narrations of the Prophet’s rule were calibrated to fit a turbulent and violent time. In Haykel’s estimation, the fighters of the Islamic State are authentic throwbacks to early Islam and are faithfully reproducing its norms of war. This behavior includes a number of practices that modern Muslims tend to prefer not to acknowledge as integral to their sacred texts. “Slavery, crucifixion, and beheadings are not something that freakish [jihadists] are cherry-picking from the medieval tradition,” Haykel said. Islamic State fighters “are smack in the middle of the medieval tradition and are bringing it wholesale into the present day.”

..The Koran specifies crucifixion as one of the only punishments permitted for enemies of Islam. The tax on Christians finds clear endorsement in the Surah Al-Tawba, the Koran’s ninth chapter, which instructs Muslims to fight Christians and Jews “until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” The Prophet, whom all Muslims consider exemplary, imposed these rules and owned slaves.

..In London, a week before my meal with Cerantonio, I met with three ex-members of a banned Islamist group called Al Muhajiroun (The Emigrants): Anjem Choudary, Abu Baraa, and Abdul Muhid. They all expressed desire to emigrate to the Islamic State, as many of their colleagues already had, but the authorities had confiscated their passports. Like Cerantonio, they regarded the caliphate as the only righteous government on Earth, though none would confess having pledged allegiance. Their principal goal in meeting me was to explain what the Islamic State stands for, and how its policies reflect God’s law…

IV. The Fight

In London, Choudary and his students provided detailed descriptions of how the Islamic State must conduct its foreign policy, now that it is a caliphate. It has already taken up what Islamic law refers to as “offensive jihad,” the forcible expansion into countries that are ruled by non-Muslims. “Hitherto, we were just defending ourselves,” Choudary said; without a caliphate, offensive jihad is an inapplicable concept. But the waging of war to expand the caliphate is an essential duty of the caliph.

Non-muslims cannot tell Muslims how to practice their religion properly. But Muslims have long since begun this debate within their own ranks. “You have to have standards,” Anjem Choudary told me. “Somebody could claim to be a Muslim, but if he believes in homosexuality or drinking alcohol, then he is not a Muslim. There is no such thing as a nonpracticing vegetarian.”..

Instead, Pocius—like a majority of Salafis—believes that Muslims should remove themselves from politics. These quietist Salafis, as they are known, agree with the Islamic State that God’s law is the only law, and they eschew practices like voting and the creation of political parties. But they interpret the Koran’s hatred of discord and chaos as requiring them to fall into line with just about any leader, including some manifestly sinful ones. “The Prophet said: as long as the ruler does not enter into clear kufr [disbelief], give him general obedience,” Pocius told me, and the classic “books of creed” all warn against causing social upheaval. Quietist Salafis are strictly forbidden from dividing Muslims from one another—for example, by mass excommunication. Living without baya’a, Pocius said, does indeed make one ignorant, or benighted. But baya’a need not mean direct allegiance to a caliph, and certainly not to Abu Bakr al‑Baghdadi. It can mean, more broadly, allegiance to a religious social contract and commitment to a society of Muslims, whether ruled by a caliph or not.

Quietist Salafis believe that Muslims should direct their energies toward perfecting their personal life, including prayer, ritual, and hygiene.

..Western officials would probably do best to refrain from weighing in on matters of Islamic theological debate altogether. Barack Obama himself drifted into takfiri waters when he claimed that the Islamic State was “not Islamic”—the irony being that he, as the non-Muslim son of a Muslim, may himself be classified as an apostate, and yet is now practicing takfir against Muslims. Non-Muslims’ practicing takfir elicits chuckles from jihadists (“Like a pig covered in feces giving hygiene advice to others,” one tweeted).
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-Misc

Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close Out of Proportion

01.14.155:45 AM ET thedailybeast.com
“…As Europol, the European Union’s law-enforcement agency, noted in its report released last year, the vast majority of terror attacks in Europe were perpetrated by separatist groups. For example, in 2013, there were 152 terror attacks in Europe. Only two of them were “religiously motivated,” while 84 were predicated upon ethno-nationalist or separatist beliefs…”

-Why Fighting against each other?

Why do ISIS and the Taliban hate each other?
-ISIS, Taliban Announce Jihad Against Each Other
, quora.com
“Pashto Muslims and Arab Muslims typically dont get along. They interpret the Koran differently, have different ideas of how to practice Islam and interpret Sharia, as well as just generally not liking each others culture. In fact, when the US started putting more resources into Afghanistan and away from Iraq, there was this hilarious “analysis” by “experts” in the media that the Arab extremists would follow us to Afghanistan and teach the Taliban how to make better IED’s. This did not happen, for the aforementioned reasons. ..”
King of Jordan warns of ‘world war’ against humanity (Tuesday, November 17th 2015)
“..During an official visit to Kosovo, Abdullah said both Europe and Islam were under attack from the “scourge” of terrorism that could strike anywhere and at any time.

“We are facing a third world war against humanity and this is what brings us all together,” he told a press conference.

“This is a war, as I’ve said repeatedly, within Islam,” he said, stressing the high number of Muslim victims of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Abdullah said groups such as IS “expose themselves daily as savage outlaws of religion, devoid of humanity, respecting no laws and no boundaries”.

“So therefore we must act fast and holistically to tackle and respond to the interconnected threats whether it is in this region, Africa, Asia or in Europe,” he said.

In France’s worst-ever terror attacks, IS gunmen and suicide bombers murdered 129 people in coordinated onslaughts in Paris on Friday night.

Muslim-majority Jordan is, like France, a member of the US-led coalition battling the group, which controls swathes of land in its neighbours Iraq and Syria.

On Sunday, Abdullah said fighting extremism was “our fight as Muslims against those who aim to turn our societies and future generations towards fanaticism and extremism”.

Jordan says it has taken in 1.4 million Syrians fleeing the war there since it broke out in 2011, but the UNHCR puts the figure at 600,000.

At least 250,000 people have died in more than four years of conflict in Syria.
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Philosophy: Is the devil real?

NOT REAL

REAL

Christianity

Is Satan a real person that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? christiananswers.net

Army Sergeant Delivers Fiery Message About Spiritual Forces Behind the Paris Terror Attacks and the ‘Chaos Going on All Over the World’ Nov. 18, 2015 12:08pm Dave Urbanski theblaze.com
“…“ISIS and all these other things that are going on in the world, it’s just the enemy’s pawns and his temper tantrum. Why is he throwing a temper tantrum? Because he knows his time is short. He knows that he’s fighting a losing battle.”….

Rogers pointed to one main target of the Islamic State to show that the devil of the Bible is influencing them: “You look at ISIS, who they they hate? They hate Christians, they are going around putting Christians in cages, setting them on fire, cutting their heads off.”

He added that the devil “hates us … because we have the light and the fire of God inside of us” and that he targets those who “allow themselves to be used by him to carry out his anger … He’s roaming the earth like a lion, seeking who he can devour.”

Rogers added that the devil is using events like the Paris terror attacks, 9/11 and and the “chaos going on all over the world” to cause division and distraction.

“He is trying to come against us with fear,” Rogers said. “He is trying to come against us with division. That’s why you’ve got ISIS and Black Lives Matter and racism and all this mess going on in the world.”

But the sergeant turned his declaration to Jesus Christ: “There is nothing bigger and badder than the power of Christ. There is nothing bigger and badder than the Word of God.”

“When I see stuff going on in the news, I’m not going to get scared. I’m not going to panic,” he said while cautioning viewers about what the Bible says will happen in the future.

“Jesus is coming, you all better wake up,” Rogers said. “The signs of the times are very clear. He’s about to crack the sky any day, and I hope that you are ready.”
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Joyce Meyer says the devil is real and not just a ‘cartoon character in red outfit with pitchfork’ Czarina Ong Published 09 December 2015 christiantoday.com

Others


Is the Devil Real?
jw.org
“The Bible’s answer

Yes, the Devil is real. He is “the ruler of the world,” a spirit creature who became wicked and rebelled against God. (John 14:30; Ephesians 6:11, 12) The Bible reveals the Devil’s personality through these names and descriptions:…”

http://altreligion.about.com/od/mythologicalfigures/a/satan.htm

Blog

https://goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/deep-thought-this-is-how-the-devil-is-trying-to-divide-us/

Judaism

In Hebrew, satan means adversary. The satan of the Old Testament is a description, not a proper name (and thus why I do not capitalize it here). This is a figure that works with God’s full permission, tempting believers to doubt their faith, separating the true believers from those who just pay lip service.

Islam

Muslims have two terms for their Satanic figure. The first is Iblis, which is his proper name (just as Christians use Satan or Lucifer). The second is shaitan, which is a noun or an adjective, describing any being that rebels against God. Ergo, there is one Iblis, and he is a shaitan, but there are other shaitans as well….

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