Brigitte Gabriel’s Words to a Muslim Student

You know that wonderful, fantastic lady who educates us so well on Islam?  Brigitte Gabriel, who I found captivating in her fire-brand tone of speaking against Muslim aggression in the United States in a video of her talking to a Muslim student.

I was so taken by her forthright and thoughtful answer to the young lady about how a small percentage of Muslims could be such a problem in the world today because of their sheer numbers, she opened my eyes to the problem of Islamic extremists in our country and how radicalized they are.

I went to the library and checked out her book, “They Must Be Stopped: Why we must defeat radical Islam and how we can do it” (2009) and started reading.  

I want to write thoughts I have while I read her fantastic book.

I expect her writing to be fantastic, just as her speaking is.

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And He Will Be A Wild Man; His Hand Will Be Against Every Man

” And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” – Genesis 16:12 KJV

It is certainly open to dispute, in my opinion, where the temperament of jihadist’s came from and if they are part of the bible’s scripture.  

I wanted to know whether the lineage from Abraham’s sons would have anything to do with jihadist groups wanting to kill off all Christians of the earth.  It certainly takes time and paying attention to detail.  I am overwhelmed with all that I have found rapidly online with the information to at least start my research on this subject.

I come from a background in psychology and so this “temperament” of vicious killing interests me in hopes of finding ways to stop it and to educate society.  Forgive my ramblings as I acknowledge what I have found so far which only scratches the tip of the iceberg in my quest.  I will never stop learning, so here goes.  

In the first book of the bible we find that Hagar was an Egyptian slave and maid to Sarah, Abraham’s wife.  Sarah was unable to conceive and so asked that Abraham bear a child through Hagar who would become Sarah’s through the customs of the time.  Hagar bore Abraham’s son who was named Ishmael.  Later, Sarah was able to conceive and bore a son named Isaac.   

The Lord told Sarah that she would bear a son who would, according to the Cambridge Bible, would be,

untameable, strong, free, roaming, suspicious, and untrustworthy animal, living wild in the desert, far from the haunts of men. Source

Many view the scripture of “wild man” (KJV) or “wild donkey of a man” (NIV) as this webpage describes:

He describes Ishmael and his progeny in him as resembling the wild ass. This animal is a fit symbol of the wild, free, untamable Bedouin of the desert. He is to live in contention, and yet to dwell independently, among all his brethren. Source

These people having been always free, and never in bondage, always lived as free booters upon others: Source

Isaac was Sarah’s son by Abraham, after Hagar gave birth to Ishmael.  

Ishmael was the son of the flesh, not the child of promise by God. Isaac was the child of promise who received the birthright. However God blessed Ishmael with 12 sons and numerous descendants. Source

and,

Ishmael mocked Isaac the true child of promise. Ishmael was sent to the desert wilderness and set up camp in Paran. Ishamel’s 12 sons became the 12 nomadic tribes (Gen 25:13).

and,

Ishmael mocked the true Son of the Father, Isaac. Isaac was the father of both Jacob (Israel) and Esau (Edom) .

Isaac grew to become Isaac was one of the three patriarchs of the Israelites, along with Abraham and Jacob. Source  

He became a patriarch of the Jewish nation, fathering Jacob and Esau. Jacob’s 12 sons would go on to lead the 12 tribes of Israel.  Source

Isaac can be viewed as the Jew who will not need to wander from place to place, but will be able to call one place home. That place is Israel, which makes him a role model for Zionists. But all Jews can appreciate that residing in one place allows one to establish roots and develop a sense of home that is not possible when one moves from place to place as is so common today.  Source

It would seem that Isaac had a more stable life than Ishmael who grew up knowing that his half-brother, Isaac, was the favored and natural son of Abraham and Sarah’s.  Ishmael had been born of Sarah’s maid Hagar who had initially been thrown out of Sarah’s house with anger toward Ishmael’s mocking her son Isaac. Source and Gen 21:9-13  

One perspective of the effect this had on Ishmael growing up was that,

This feeling of being an unworthy outcast matured into a resentment so strong that it permeated Ishmael’s very soul and from that day to this the descendants of Ishmael have stood against the descendants of Isaac. His anger had given the devil a foothold that grew into a stronghold so powerful that it has lasted through all the generations since. All this happened because Abraham and Sarah grew impatient with God and tried to fulfill His promise on their own.   Source

Ishmael came into being because he fulfilled the Lord’s possibly teaching that it is wrong to have two wives, which in this situation was Sarah’s idea because she wanted a child.   Hagar was, as some believe, the daughter of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, who saw the Christians as slaves. Possibly this was a way that the Lord made an example of Hagar’s hard times, from what I know of the Lord. I wonder too if Sarah, who was known first as “Sarai” until God changed her name, was barren for so long because she was Abraham’s half-sister, and God felt it is wrong to marry a half-sibling?

Ishmael was born to Abraham’s and Sarah’s handmaiden Hagar (Genesis 16:3).

The question of what happened to Ishmael may be answered here which states that, 

Most of Ishmael’s descendants founded the Arab nations,

and,

the men of Kedar are mentioned in close association with the men of Nebaioth. The founder of Islam, Mohammed, was to trace his own direct descent from Kedar.

and,

The Nabataeans’ final demise was brought about by Augustus Caesar, who cut off the trade routes of Arabia.

According to the Genesis account, he died at the age of 137 (Genesis 25:17). The Book of Genesis and Islamic traditions consider Ishmael to be the ancestor of the Ishmaelites and patriarch of Qaydār.  Source

Biblical tradition holds that the Qedarites are named for Qedar, the second son of Ishmael  Source

Thus God spared Ishmael as a result of His general promise, but the blessings pronounced on Ishmael are certainly inferior to the covenant blessings pronounced on Isaac (compare Genesis 17:21; 21:12-13). We see that Ishmael was blessed, because he was the son of Abraham, but he was not the one through whom God’s covenant blessings would be passed down. God kept His promise to make Ishmael a great nation of him (21:18), but that is the limit. Source

Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, traces the starting of his lineage back to Ishmael through his first born son, Nabaioth.  Source

Since GOD Almighty promised that He was going to make the Arabs a “great nation”, since they are from Ishmael, then this means that the Noble Quran is indeed GOD Almighty’s Law to the Arabs, and to ALL Muslims as well that embraced Islam.  The people of Ishmael are clearly the Arabs (through biological descent), and all Muslims through theological descent.  No knowledgeable non-Muslim would dispute that. Source

Prophecies about Ishmael came true:  

Ishmael grew up, married an Egyptian woman, and begat twelve sons who became princes over their respective tribes (Genesis 25:12ff) — exactly as prophesied (17:20). Source

I found an interesting commentary about who Mohammed was and what he has done here

Mohammed, claiming to be an Apostle and Prophet from God, was gradually able to take these semi-barbarous sons of the desert, whose lawlessness was exceeded only by their daring, and whip them into a fighting force fueled by religious zealotry.

and, 

The “Prophet’s” system involved an aggressive “bloody-sword” ideology. No longer content to persuade by words, “the sword” became “the key of heaven and hell,” and whoever died in battle received pardon from all sin and entered into the joys of a sensual Paradise (see McClintock, 6.407).  

Many argue that all Muslim’s do not have an agenda to subdue all people’s so that they either become Muslims if they aren’t already, pay the poll tax or be killed.  They say that Islam is a “religion of peace”, that we have nothing to be worried about.  Looking down through history however, I wonder about this.  Even in the face of Muslim extremist activities in which people are senselessly and brutally murdered around the world, how would people be able to ignore the fact that these terrible atrocities are occurring?  So they not see the pattern using the books of the trade that the Muslim’s use; the Koran and the Hadith?

So would one say that no social-political-cultural line exists from the day of Ishmael to today?  Has no learning, customs and traits be passed down from the “wild man”?

This will not stop, the search for why there are so many warriors that refer to being Muslims who want to kill off the Christians of the world.  What can explain such a hateful group of people that all call themselves Muslims?  I hope to find out and read more about this special belief in particular, now that I am a Christian.

Muslim Slaves of the False God “Allah” of Islam

As to God’s calling, I have spent time reading up on the Muslim belief, read some of the Koran and found myself confused and overwhelmed with the amount of information I have found that’s out there.

My faith is in God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and so I may as well put myself out there that under no circumstances will I ever believe that Muslims have the same faith as I do.  They pray to something else which is not of the Christian belief.  I was pretty amazed to find this picture and read what it says in my path to learn more about Islam.  

If you read the sign in the photo, it says, “Jesus is the slave of Allah” and “Islam will conquer Rome”.  I found this photo from the article on JihadWatch.org.  

Jesus slave of Allah

Robert Spencer, the author of the article and Director of JihadWatch goes on the say in his article that to Muslims, Jesus was the prophet of Islam which I find very distasteful, irreverent and wrong.

The page talks about Christians elevating “Isa” and by the time I got through reading the article I felt that the Muslims have copied Christianity to some extent and have tried to make Allah God and to fabricate a trinity as the Christian’s believe.  In Christianity there is God the Father, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, which is a gift from the Lord Jesus Christ.  So in the Christian belief, God is a triune God in three forms, and so in Islam they have fabricated in copy-cat fashion that they have a triune God made up of Allah, Satan, oh u-hum, I meant “Isa” who is either the son of Allah or part of their trinity, according to what Christians supposedly believed as the Muslim teaching goes, or that Isa is less than being a prophet, which the Jews supposedly believed back in those times I guess.  The article goes on to explain that to some, “Isa was the son of Allah, while others said that he was one in a trinity, and this is why they invoke the father, the son and the holy ghost!”

Doesn’t that sound familiar?  Even a non-believer would know that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost is a Christian belief!  It can be said that copying is the highest form of flattery, but who wants the kind of flattery that says that the Christian belief is a form of hostility, so that for anyone who does not believe, you will either be killed, pay a poll tax called jizya (extortion) or you have to convert to Islam!

Of course this does make Christians sick to think we lower Christ to only being a prophet and not the son of the Father and that Jesus was merely the forerunner of a “precursor of a messenger who would come after him, whose name would be Ahmad”.  Now in the real Christian faith, what Jesus sent from Heaven after his death was the Holy Spirit, not “Ahmad” which is the prophet Muhammad to Muslims.  And Islam also turns Moses into Allah’s messenger, yet we all know that God split the sea for Moses and his people to go through: Exodus 14:21 –  And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.  Nowhere in the bible does God refer to himself as Allah.

Minutes with Messiah explains where Allah came from for us.  It says, 

One of the biggest fictions about Islam is that they worship the same God as the Christians or the Jews. “Allah” may have come to mean “God,” but was originally the name of one of the minor deities of the Arabic peninsula. When Muhammed received the Qur’an he said it came from this one of the gods of the neighborhood, and claimed that he was the One God and all others were not real gods. But even if you accept that Allah is supposed to be the same God as that of the Jews or Christians, then he must have changed his whole nature in the 400 years between Jesus and Muhammed.

It kind of gives you goose bumps as to how messed up their belief is.  I know in the Christian belief, we have answers from the Holy Spirit and communing with God, meditating on His Word and some of us believe we have Holy Angels guiding us and teaching us to keep us from harm.  You might call these “ministering angels” or “guardian angels” who fight for us every day, fighting a spiritual war that we know is there but that we cannot see or discern.  A scripture about our guardian angels is Hebrews 1:14, which says, Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

My Life in the Northern California Bay Area

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. — 2 Corinthians 4:18

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This blog seems likely in the face of my many attempts to write a book, among accomplishing other things in life.

I am on the young side of the baby-boomer generation, the best generation there is and one of the greatest in the country!  We never stopped working, we became educated, we worked hard, opened businesses, raised families and invented plenty of stuff.  And we voted, at least I did, but in smaller races, like city council where I was a hard worker on a socialism campaign, many years ago in the dark ages where people were dirt poor from other countries building homes in America.

One year I lived in a not-so-wealthy area, but in Marin County, California, and if you know California at all you are already familiar with the County of Marin.  It is a very wealthy county with old money, connections to vine yards and San Francisco, “The City by the Bay”.  All very elegant only I’m not sure on the facts.  I know they are rich but I don’t know for sure that they are all tied to the vineyards in California, nor if they have “old money”, like the Queen of England has.  

I’m just guessing at this because I look back into a kind of dream land, one that I miss dearly now thaginkgot I am stuck here in Washington state where it’s cold, which is not as beautiful as I remember California is.  And they have no Eucalyptus trees, nor Ginkgo trees!  I didn’t know how healthy they were: Ginkgo trees, until I started to study herbs and supplements for my health but I know they don’t have any because I never saw any here in Washington state!  If you see any, tell me, because I miss them, I love them!

I grew up with them in Rohnert Park, California, where my dad helped plant all the ginkgo trees along the city streets back in the day.  I remember he had a shovel and dug through the earth along the side of the street, where each house got one out in front by the curb.  They looked nice, and it was a nice little city before we moved there from San Francisco.  My sister was born there, and I was born before her in Los Angeles, but my other older two sisters were born wherever they were born because I never knew where they were born!

It doesn’t matter now that each one of us has grown up to not necessarily stay in touch.  I’m not a part of them any longer, and I’m just as happy about that.  They are still non-believers, and I am a Christian in a non-believing family where we were raised to be liberal Democrats and atheists.  I feel I must share my story as part of God’s purpose: to share my faith and learn about the muslim faith, writing about their belief, and how it damages Christians.  This ought to be a hell of a blog.