As you may recall, last week Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, released what was termed the “torture report.” Of course it was a partisan Democrat report that had no input from a single CIA official or agent.Sen. Feinstein seemed to believe, for some odd reason, that we needed a “soul revealing” moment in America. And it came at the expense of our intelligence community with some false sense of ensuring a moral high ground over islamic terrorists.
Let me be clear, there is and never will be any moral equivalency between the actions of the barbaric savage jihadists and terrorists and the United States — water boarding, sleep deprivation, loud music, and even diaper-wearing provides no basis for comparison. And as we have reported today, even now the British military is forbidden from shouting, screaming, banging fists on a table, or using insulting language towards captured jihadists.Perhaps we should just play some Barry White and offer a little Chivas Regal to provide a soothing atmosphere.
With that being said, I have yet to hear or see Sen. Dianne Feinstein or any member of the Democrat party — including President Barack Obama — go on TV and strongly denounce this latest barbarism of ISIS.
As reported by the UK Daily Mail, “Four young Christians were brutally beheaded by ISIS in Iraq for refusing to convert to Islam, according to a British reverend forced to flee the country. Canon Andrew White, known as the Vicar of Baghdad, told the horrifying story how of the youths, all under 15, were murdered for standing up to the jihadists. The vicar of the city’s St George’s Church, the only Anglican church in the whole of Iraq, has had to leave the country for Israel amid constant threats on his life by Islamic State.”I’m sure the vicar takes comfort in knowing that if the British military were to capture these guilty savages they wouldn’t be yelling at them or using insulting language. Here we worry about making these animals drink water in large quantities while they’re slicing the heads off children because they refuse to convert to Islam. And no, Islamist apologists, this isn’t just radical version stuff — this is part of the Hadiths (the traditions of Muhammad).
Here we have the Obama administration considering sanctions against our ally in the Middle East, Israel, yet cannot bring itself to crush this abject evil. Last week, the United Nations stated the individuals complicit in Feinstein’s “report” should be arrested, charged, and tried – but there’s not even a condemnation out of that dubious body on these beheadings.
The Daily Mail writes, “In a harrowing interview with the Orthodox Christian Network, White said ISIS had killed ‘huge numbers’ of believers in Jesus. ‘Islamic State turned up and said to the children, “you say the words that you will follow Mohammad”’, he said, his voice cracking with emotion. ‘The children, all under 15, four of them, said “no, we love Yesua; we have always loved Yesua; we have always followed Yesua; Yesua has always been with us”. ‘They [ISIS] said, “Say the words.” They [the children] said, “No, we can’t”. ‘They chopped all their heads off. How do you respond to that? You just cry. ‘They are my children. That is what we have been going through and that is what we are going through.”So Mr. President, don’t tell us ISIS isn’t about Islam — and this certainly wasn’t “schoolyard violence.”
I wrote this Sunday afternoon. Many went to church yesterday professed their faith in Jesus Christ as Christians — but do we all have the faith of these four children? It reminds me of the Old Testament story of the three boys; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who refused to bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar and were willing to suffer the consequences.
As written in Daniel Chapter 3, verses 15-17 (NIV) “Now if you are ready, at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery and bagpipe and all kinds of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, very well. But if you do not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands?” Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king.…”If you know your biblical history, they were indeed cast into the fire and when those who placed them there gazed into the furnace they saw four, not three. And so they were taken out of the furnace and King Nebuchadnezzar said, Daniel 3:28 (NIV), “Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.”
Of course Assyrian King Nebuchadnezzar ruled in what is today known as Iraq — the area known as Kurdistan. And one can only presume this occurrence led to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, the Assyrian Church — today being decimated by the bloodthirsty followers of Muhammad.
I pray for the souls of those four Christian children who would not deny their Savior, Jesus Christ. They showed the same commitment and conviction of spirit as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. I know that each of those four have been welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven for their unyielding faith and their courage and grace under duress from the most horrible of evil and the most disgusting of death. These four demonstrated far more courage than Senator Dianne Feinstein and certainly than our own president, who refuses to commit to the destruction of this evil.
Perhaps these children have provided us an example we should follow of faith. Perhaps we may be able to find something within ourselves to finally take the battlefield and crush this historical pestilence that has masqueraded as a religion over a millennia that has wrought nothing but violence upon the world.
Perhaps in a week where we in America argued over silly inconsequential actions such as water boarding and saw pictures of recently released Islamic terrorists yukking it up in Uruguay— these four had their heads severed because they stood for something. God bless their souls.
The question is, do we stand for anything in this “fundamentally transformed” America?