Mourn for Hamas Leaders, Not Christians


January 13, 2009 - By Mark D. Tooley

[All Emphasis, Comments and Scriptures were added to this article]

[All Koran writings (also added) are in this Green Font]

We have long known the Religious Left is morally indifferent towards the right of Jews to survive in the Middle East, but are they also indifferent about the other targets of Islamist terror, including fellow Christians? Sadly, the answer is yes.

The latest stance on Gaza from the nearly $200 million missions agency of the 7.9 million member United Methodist Church is a prime example. "President George W. Bush of the United States has the opportunity to heighten the moral standing of his administration by using his remaining days in office to bring about an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, a ceasefire that will effectively permit humanitarian relief to the civilians whose lives have been disrupted by the Israeli invasion of the Palestinian enclave," intoned a statement from Bishop Bruce Ough and former Bishop Edward Paup, respectively President and General Secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries in New York City. "Military strikes are currently destroying homes, schools, and places of worship in one of the most densely populated places in the world."

There is no mention in the wordy United Methodist manifesto of the hundreds of Hamas rockets fired into Israeli towns from Gaza over the years. Nor is there any mention of Hamas' radical version of Islam, its imposition of theocratic Islamic law, its violent take-over of Gaza, or its steadfast goal of Israel's destruction. Instead, there is only the assumption that Israeli tanks and planes are assailing Palestinians in Gaza without discernible reason, beyond simply aggression or sadism.

"Both an immediate ceasefire and full and unimpeded humanitarian access are desperately needed in response to this latest outbreak of military action," the United Methodist officials continued. "As bombs continue to explode and Israeli tanks roll across Gaza, diplomatic assessments of blame and stubborn adherence to failed policies are unacceptable. Decisive action is required to stop the carnage and to provide for Palestinians who for years have been virtual prisoners in Gaza, hemmed in by closed military borders on all sides."

It seems a mystery why both Israel and Egypt closed their borders with Gaza. The Methodist statement bewailed "periodic outbreaks of violence," as though like a virus, without human instigation. It cited the Israeli "economic blockade" of Gaza, without explaining that Israel was uninterested in commerce with a terrorist regime attacking it with rockets and devoted to a Jew-free Middle East. "A ceasefire that was agreed to in late June dramatically reduced armed attacks for months, yet humanitarian restrictions were not lifted," the Methodists complained, not mentioning the source or targets of these "armed attacks," an admission that would dusrupt their narrative of Israeli aggression and Hamas victimhood.

They are corrupt: The Koran claims...

005.041 O Messenger!let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief: whether it be among those whosay "We believe" with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie

That is racism, plain and simple. Why should anyone be surprised at these 'Methodist' kings?

1Cr 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1Jo 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. THERE IS A SIN UNTO DEATH: I DO NOT SAY THAT HE SHALL PRAY FOR IT.

They have greatly erred! letting their hatred get the better of them. And it doesn't take "a team of scholars" to understand, leaving them all without excuse for the Judgment! [keep reading]

According to the clerics, the Bush administration must take "decisive action to persuade Israel to pull back from its massive military initiative" and abide by an "immediate, unconditional ceasefire by all," which of course would include leaving in place the Hamas power and terror structure. "The United Methodist Church has a long heritage of support for international law and equal rights as the basis for just and lasting peace for both Israelis and Palestinians," Ough and Paup concluded. "The church has also gone on record numerous times in support of the withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from occupied Palestinian lands."

Of course, church officials are not similarly on record in denunciation of Hamas terror.

United Methodist officials, like most of the Religious Left, never denounce radical Islam. This fall, the same Bishop Ough who refused to criticize Hamas on behalf of the United Methodist missions agency, attacked the film "Obsession," while declining to agree that radical Islam poses any special concerns. Purporting to represent the United Methodists of western Ohio, Ough joined in an anti-"Obsession" press conference with, among others, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which shared his concern about the film's distribution in Ohio, and elsewhere.

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According to Ough's statement at the press conference, United Methodist beliefs about "doing no harm, doing good and staying in love with God" are "incompatible with the deplorable DVD entitled 'Obsession: Radical Islam?s War Against the West,' and its disingenuous distribution in the midst of a national political campaign." The bishop said his church's "prophetic" tradition demands naming the "harm that is being done to our neighbors," which specifically entailed "Obsession's" dissemination through the Columbus Dispatch and dozens of other newspapers beyond Ohio, plus direct mail, resulting in a scary 28 million free copies of the DVD across the nation.

The film "links Islamic radicalism with pictures of Hitler and mass rallies of his Nazi followers," Ough complained, to "promote fear of Muslims and dark suspicions about Islam." Trying to sound like the lawyer who stood up to Joe McCarthy, the bishop declared: "This is a time to ask purveyors of prejudice, 'Have you no shame?'" He denounced the film as "hate speech" whose aim is to incite "prejudice and fear and with our Muslim brothers and sisters."

Mat 12:48 But he (The Lord that the 'Methodist' leaders claim to be representatives of) answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

Mat 12:50 ...whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Let the Methodist kings explain that one (lest they be hypocrites) to their "muslim brothers and sisters"; and then let them be 'silenced' for ever....because their "muslim brothers and sisters" are commanded to slaughter those who say such things.


In their Koran:

009.030 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; in this they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

(Ever read what the Muslims are commanded to do to the '''Unbelievers''' ??? - See for yourselves)

037.151 Is it not that they say, from their own invention,

037.152 Allah has begotten children? but they are liars!

019.088 They say: (Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!

019.089 Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous!

004.157 They said in boast, "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";  but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no certain knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.

The prophet of Islam calls ALL of the eye-witnesses of Christ liars! by one lone accuser who wasn't even there - offering no proof but just his own say-so.

1Jo 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

If these Muslims and so-called 'Christians' are all calling each other "brothers and sisters" (spiritually speaking) - who is their father?

Much Discrepancy?

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Acknowledging that "Obsession" emphasizes that "most Muslims are peaceful and do not support terror," [If they don't obey the Koran - How can they call themselves Muslims? The so-called 'radicals' are not the hypocrites - See for yourselves] Bishop Ough was still distressed by the film's assertion that 10% to 15% of Muslims are ?radicals? or support terror, the film's unremarkable assertion that international polls support. But to point out that extremism exists in any group, other than American Christians or Israeli Jews, is unacceptable in the rarified world of the Religious Left. Identifying the problems of radical Islam, the vast majority of whose victims are themselves Muslim, is to "promote fear of Muslims and dark suspicions about Islam," according to the bishop. So much for thoughtful debate.

Mat 12:33 the tree is known by his fruit.

The Religious Left would gain more credibility by at least mildly criticizing Islamist movements such as Hamas, which, if fully empowered, would imprison, forcibly convert, or kill most of the preferred victim groups that the Religious Left in the West typically champions. But the Religious Left's extreme version of multiculturalism is so brittle that it cannot admit error by any tormentor that does not fit the contrived narrative of chronic Western oppression.


Luk 6:39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

They were told...

2Ti 2:19 ...Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Exd 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Those 'Methodist' kings are supporting the teachings of...

Beheadings - Racism - Gang Rape - Crucifixions - Genocide - Treason

Jhn 10:5 And a stranger will they [Christians] not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

Woe unto them! for doing so in the name of Christ!

Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. [ Who is my neighbor? - Mic 7:6 - Mat 10:36 - 2Jo 1:10 ]

By taking ANY part - whatsoever - in spreading those vicious teachings - they are putting themselves in clear violation of the Christian Law.

Where are all of those "International Humanitarians" at? Is it legal to incite people into carrying out vicious violence?

1Cr 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

Rev 15:3 And they [the saints] sing the song of Moses the servant of God (Are you 'singing' the song of Moses? Heaven knows, these 'Methodist' kings are not)

Eph 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to This Word, it is because there is no light in them.

1Jo 2:27 But the anointing [The New Covenant] which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you

Isa 34:16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail

2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2Cr 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Jer 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

Rev 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Isa 14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times.

Then will those 'Methodist' kings be ashamed!

Why fight to build that which the Lord already said He is going to destroy?

And nor will their "muslim brothers and sisters" have any excuse either. Their own prophet mentions the name Israel - but not the name Palestine. Not even once! No Holy Justification exists for the name Palestine. And there has already been much bloodshed over it.

Isa 14:19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch [made up of many members], and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a Sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. [their graves will not appear - when He comes to call His own - Ecc 3:5 - 1Pe 2:5 - Isa 34:16 - Eze 37:12]

Jer 51:39 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.

Isa 26:14 They are dead, they shall [yet to come] not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

None of them will be able to say in that day - "I did not know" - Simply for taking upon themselves the Christian name - the name of Christ - The Word - The Sole Supreme Authority of Christianity.