Franklin Graham: ‘Islam Is a Threat to Our Very Life; Hell Awaits Jihadists, Not 70 Virgins’


The Rev. Franklin Graham warned jihadists that the flames of hell, rather than 70 virgins, await them in the afterlife, and also described Islam as a “threat to our very life,” following Monday’s bombing in Manchester, England, which killed 22 people.

“Islam targets the weak. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the horrific carnage of Monday night’s bombing in Manchester, England, targeting children, teens, and their parents who were attending a concert. They’re proud of this despicable and cowardly act,” Graham wrote in a Facebook message on Monday.

BBC News noted that the U.K. has raised its terror threat level to “critical” following the suicide attack at the end of U.S. singer Ariana Grande’s concert, which Islamic radicals have taken responsibility for…. read more

A Guide To Understanding The Trump-Saudi Deal


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Question: Why did the Saudis treat President Trump so graciously?

Answer: They’re scared. Even though the Saudis are as responsible as any party for radicalizing Sunni Islam, they did so believing it would make them safe. It was an attempt to buy the extremists off, thinking they would never bite the hand that fed them. In addition, the royal family is divided – with some more extreme than others. They realize two things: Iran represents an existential threat to the kingdom, and so does the ISIS brand of terrorism. The only force on earth than can help save the kingdom is long-time ally America. In addition, the Arab and Muslim world respects strength, which they see in President Trump. There’s one more thing: In the past, the Saudis have sought to buy favor with U.S. presidents with millions of dollars in endowments after they left office. These include Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. They are wise enough to know Trump, a billionaire, cannot be bought off this way.

Question: Is there really potential for the Saudis to reform and join the fight against ISIS, al-Qaida, Hamas, Iran and Hezbollah?…. read more

ISIS Savages Dismember Children, Behead Women in Rampage in Central Syria


As many as 82 people have been killed in a wave of slaughter carried out by the Islamic State terror group in central Hama province in Syria, with reports that women and children have been beheaded and dismembered.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights provided the latest update on the slaughter on Friday, noting that as many as 82 people have been killed in what is the most violent single attack on the countryside of Salamiyah city in more than two years.

SOHR clarified that 56 of the casualties were people killed in the villages of Aqareb al-Safi and Al-Mabujeh, with five children younger than 18 and four women among the dead.

Another 26 casualties were IS members, who were killed during the violent attack…. read more

N.Y. promoted, covered up lesson plan teaching students to sympathize with Islamic suicide bombers


On April 12, The Blaze reported the Public Broadcasting Service has been for more than decade featuring a lesson plan that instructs students to be more sympathetic to the plight of Islamic terrorists in Palestine. The plan, titled “Dying to be a Martyr,” features, among other things, video interviews with Islamic terrorists who tell viewers why their attacks on Israelis are justified. There are no instructions in the lesson plan for teachers to denounce these views and no videos are featured showing the Israeli response.

Among the other biased aspects of the lesson plan are instructions for teachers to “Check for understanding by asking students to respond to the focus question. (Mohanned, feels he would rather die and by a martyr than live his life, sees his life as hollow—in contrast he sees Israelis as happy, going out, having fun, traveling.) Ask your students why Mohanned may feel that way (Answers may include: Palestinians have less land, fewer privileges, cannot come and go as they please.)”…. read more

The lesson plan is also featured by Thirteen.org, a website belonging to the WNET-TV network, the PBS affiliate for New York City and the areas immediately surrounding the city. It appears the New York PBS affiliate is the producer of the lesson plan. The author of the plan is a long-time public school teacher in upstate New York.

ISIS Tells Muslims ‘Stay Away From Christian Gatherings’, Warns of New Massacres


The terror group known as Islamic State or ISIS is warning Egyptian Muslims to avoid going to places where Christian meet.

We are warning you to stay away from Christian gatherings,” an unnamed ISIS leader said.

He also told Muslims to avoid “gatherings of the army and the police, and the areas that have political government facilities.”

The warning, which appeared on a jihadi messaging platform, also suggested that the terror group is planning to launch more attacks on so-called “legitimate targets” such as churches and Christian businesses…. read more

Prayer for Protection, Guidance and Pardon.
A Psalm of David.

Psalm 25:1 To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, in You I [have unwavering] trust [and I rely on You with steadfast confidence],
Do not let me be ashamed or my hope in You be disappointed;
Do not let my enemies triumph over me.
3 Indeed, none of those who [expectantly] wait for You will be ashamed;
Those who turn away from what is right and deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed (humiliated, embarrassed).
4 Let me know Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
5 Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
For You [and only You] I wait [expectantly] all the day long.
6 Remember, O Lord, Your [tender] compassion and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they have been from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
According to Your lovingkindness remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.
8 Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.
9 He leads the humble in justice,
And He teaches the humble His way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and goodness and truth and faithfulness
To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11 For Your name’s sake, O Lord,
Pardon my wickedness and my guilt, for they are great.
12 Who is the man who fears the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and worships Him with submissive wonder]?
He will teach him [through His word] in the way he should choose.
13 His soul will dwell in prosperity and goodness,
And his descendants will inherit the land.
14 The secret [of the wise counsel] of the Lord is for those who fear Him,
And He will let them know His covenant and reveal to them [through His word] its [deep, inner] meaning.
15 My eyes are continually toward the Lord,
For He will bring my feet out of the net.
16 Turn to me [Lord] and be gracious to me,
For I am alone and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are multiplied;
Bring me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon my affliction and my trouble,
And forgive all my sins.
19 Look upon my enemies, for they are many;
They hate me with cruel and violent hatred.
20 Guard my soul and rescue me;
Do not let me be ashamed or disappointed,
For I have taken refuge in You.
21 Let integrity and uprightness protect me,
For I wait [expectantly] for You.
22 O God, redeem Israel,
Out of all his troubles.