A community which will tread the path of beauty and love under the rule of the righteous and perfect human being, the One promised by all divine prophets and the One who is the true lover of humanity. A community that will be devoid of any fear, despair and privation. Such a community will soon be ours. The community promised by the great divine Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus Christ and Mohammad (PBUH) is about to materialize.
Let us, hand in hand, expand the thought of resistance against evil and the minority of those who are ill-wishers.
Let's support goodness and the majority of people who are good and the embodiment of absolute good that is the Imam of Time, The Promised One who will come accompanied by Jesus Christ, and accordingly design and implement the just and humanistic mechanisms for regulating the constructive relationships between nations and governments. Oh great Almighty, deliver the savior of nations and put an end to the sufferings of mankind and bring forth justice, beauty, and love." (Full text of Ahmadinejad's speech to the UN General Assembly, Haaretz, 24/09/2008).
Co-existence in Harish Shattered by Arab Rock-Hurler:
The 200 Jewish families of the lower Galilee town of Harish say they are being victimized by the 10 Arab crime families in their midst. Yesterday, during a Sabbath afternoon siesta in a park, one Arab youth threw a rock directly at a baby in a stroller – which was intercepted at the last second by the baby’s father, whose hand was bloodied as a result (INN, 7/18/2010).
New Way to Murder Jews: Drive-By Rock Attack: This system was apparently used to murder Asher Palmer and his baby son, Yehonatan, on Friday (INN, 9/25/2011). 'Palestine Spring' Rock Attack Hurts Jewish Boy in Jerusalem: Palestinian Authority Arabs scored another rock attack victim Sunday evening, this one in Jerusalem. A boy was injured in Maale Zeitim (INN, 9/26/2011). Arabs Stone Jewish Shepherd on Sabbath: A Jewish shepherd escaped with his life after PA Arabs stoned him on the Sabbath. Police prevented him from identifying the attackers (INN, 9/18/2011).
Arabs Throw Rocks at 20 Month Old Baby:
Arabs threw rocks at an Israeli car in Samaria, injuring the baby girl in the face (INN, 9/21/2011).
Throwing Stones at Jews is based in Ancient Islamic Ritual:
During the Hajj pilgrimage there is a ritual in which pilgrims stone a pillar symbolising the devil near the holy city of Mecca.
Stoning is a form of capital punishment whereby an organized group throws stones at the individual until the person dies. And certainly there have been many stoning attempts followed by deaths of Jews during the years in Judea and Samaria.
Islamic sermons repeatedly emphasize the connection between the Jews and Satan.
What is the proper way to deal with an insolent Jew? To throw stones.
“Allah commands Moslems to fight the friends of Satan wherever they are to be found. Among the friends of Satan—indeed, among the foremost friends of Satan in the present age—are the Jews.” (Dr. Abdul Halim Mahmoud as quoted by Prof Paul Eidelberg, in "PLO Terrorism and the Grand Strategy", Palestinian Media Watch, March 12, 2001).
Sura – 18:50 The Cave (Al-Kahf) says: ”We said to the angels, "Fall prostrate before Adam." They fell prostrate, except Satan. He became a jinn, for he disobeyed the order of his Lord. Will you choose him and his descendants as lords instead of Me, even though they are your enemies? What a miserable substitute!”
And then Satan was expelled with disgrace from the Group of the Angels and from Paradise.
Also the teaching of the Church, the New Testament, draws connections between the Jews and Satan. John 8:44 "
You (Jews) are of your father the devil,
and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it." "I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan" (Revelation 2:9, see v. 13, 3:9). See "Is There A Hell ?"
However, Satan is one of the many angels mentioned in the Bible. Throughout the Bible, an angel is a messenger of God who carries out the divine will of the Almighty. There is not one example in the Jewish scriptures where any angel, Satan included, opposes God's will.
Christians often point to Isaiah 14:12 as a biblical reference to support their teachings of the final and complete downfall of Satan which brings to an end the long and otherwise successful career of this fallen angel.
They argue that Isaiah’s (14:12) mention of the fallen "morning star" refers to Satan.
Christian Bible, NKJ, Isaiah 14:12 "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!"
There are, however, two serious problems with this assertion. First, if Christians maintain that the "morning star" is a reference to Satan, how do they explain Revelation 22:16 where Jesus is called the "morning star" as well?
"And He (Jesus) said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning" (Luke 10:18).
"And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit" (Revelation 9:1).
"I (Jesus) am he that liveth, and was dead and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death" (Revelation 1:18 KJV).
Secondly, a cursory reading of the fourteenth chapter of Isaiah reveals that the "morning star" spoken of in Isaiah 14:12 is referring to Nebuchadnessar, the wicked King of Babylon, and not to Satan. In 14:4 the prophet explicitly names the king of Babylon as the subject of the prophecy.
Revelation 12:7-9 ”And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
The story of Revelation 12:7-9 is taken from a mixture of verses in the Book of Daniel; some words, as we can see from the crossreferences, from verses 12:1, 10:13,21 and made in to a subtle story which has no root in reality.
Daniel 12:1, 10:13,21 is describing the War of Gog and Magog in the end of days, it is about Michael, the guardian angel of Israel, the angel Gabriel and the angel that guides the destiny of Persia, and not a war ”between Michael and the great dragon, called Devil and Satan who was cast to earth.”
Who Is Satan?
The hebrew word ”satan” may be translated as ”adversary.” And the Lord raised up an adversary (satan) against Solomon, Hadad, the Edomite;.. And God raised up another adversary (satan) unto him, Rezon the son of Eliada,.. And he assembled men around him, and he became commander over a battalion when David slew them, and they went to Damascus and settled there and ruled in Damascus. And he was an adversary (satan) to Israel all of Solomon's days with the evil that was caused by Hadad, and he detested Israel." (1 Kings 11:14,23-25).
Now this is what Nathan the prophet said to David (Sam. II 7:14) so that when he (Solomon) goes astray from the Torah, I will chasten him with the rod of men.
The adversaries would come to test and try the House of David, to see if they would remain faithful to God’s Torah. See Psalm 89:20-38.
Throughout the ages Israel and the Jewish people have had many adversaries, but as Psalm 89:24 says: "I shall crush his adversaries from before him (David, Israel), and I shall strike his enemies."
”President Ahmadinejad is a clear adversary of the United States
and other democratic nations that uphold liberty and freedom,”
”Iran’s leaders continue to pursue the development and acquisition of nuclear weapon capabilities.
They continue to support terrorist organizations around the world, which have been linked to supplying and training insurgents in Iraq.
Further, Iran also regularly threatens our close ally, Israel. Most recently, President Ahmadinejad called Israel a ‘germ of corruption’ and stated that they will be ‘removed soon.’
These actions demonstrate Iran’s destructive intentions rather than a constructive dialogue. (US Senator Jim Inhofe, Sept. 22, 2008).
The Hebrew text “v’ha-ser Satan”, in the Hashkiveynu prayer (Bed Time Shema) gives a different meaning to the term, Satan,
according to Rabbi Hertz, and is translated as , “remove the adversary from before us and from behind us,” (or remove spiritual impediment from before us and behind us).
Satan is not considered a particular personality, but an “adversary”, and thus, as the proverbial, Satan, has no place in Judaism, except in popular folklore.
Satan, refers to temptations of evil impulses, which may challenge one’s pursuit of peace and the nobler aims of life (Cantor Sheldon Merel).
A large delegation of 29 US Democratic lawmakers say Abbas biggest impediment to peace, (Israel Today, Aug. 13, 2009).
In Numbers 22:22-38
we meet with Balaam, the son of Beor who is called by Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, to come and curse Israel.
God dispatched an angel to block Balaam’s way.
"God was being merciful to Balaam by sending an angel to save him from a sin that would lead to his own destruction (Rashi).
"Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face. And the angel of the LORD said unto him: 'Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary (Hebrew: SATAN), because thy way is contrary unto me;.." (vv 31-32).
Christian Bible, NKJV: ”Then the LORD opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell flat on his face. And the Angel of the LORD said to him, "Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out to stand against you, because your way is perverse before Me” (Numbers 22:31-32).
David Guzik's Commentaries on the Bible: "Since this is the Angel of the Lord, and that the Angel of the Lord tells Balaam that his sin is against Him personally (your way is perverse before Me), it indicates this is an Old Testament appearance of God the Son - the Second Member of the Trinity, Jesus, before His incarnation as a baby in Bethlehem. Jesus is temporarily appearing in some sort of human form, for a specific Divine purpose..."
Says G-d: ”I have created the inclination for evil, and I have
created the Torah as its antidote” (
Talmud Kiddushin 30b).
In the future era of Moshiach G-d will slaughter the inclination
for evil. Talmud, Sukah 52a.
"And it shall come to pass on that day, says the Lord of Hosts: I will cut off the names of the idols from the earth, and they shall no longer be mentioned.
And also the (false) prophets and the spirit of contamination (Evil Inclination, the desire for evil, heart of stone, "the obstacle to peace") I will remove from the earth" (Zechariah 13:2, Ezekiel 36:25-27) . According to this prophecy, in the End of Days false religions will be exposed for what they are.
Targum, Rashi and Metzudas agree that the prophets referred to here are false prophets. From the Torah perspective the prophets of those religions that deny the finality and binding quality of the prophecy of Moses are necessarily false. In accordance with this line of reasoning, we might interpret Zechariah 13:3-6 which foretell how at the end of days the false prophets will be ashamed of their previous visions as being a prophecy of how the proponents of Christianity and Islam will eventually transcend their earlier levels of understanding and come to see the ultimate truth of the Torah (Azamra.org).
Jeremiah 16:19-21 "O LORD, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge, in the day of affliction,
unto Thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: 'Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, vanity and things wherein there is no profit.'
Shall a man make unto himself gods, and they are no gods? Therefore, behold, I will cause them to know, this once will I cause them to know My hand and My might; and they shall know that My name is the LORD." See Zechariah 8:20-23.
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”You shall not follow the majority for evil,..” (Exodus 23:2). Here God informs us that obeying the majority is misleading. Consequently, what the majority does, believes in or advocates can never be a reliable source or reference. Therefore, if you belong to a religion which comprise more than a third of the population of the world, check your theology, the Jews are a minority (Deut. 7:6-8, 14:2).
"If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of GOD. They follow only conjecture; they only guess." Sura 6:116 Livestock ( Al-An'am). Now we know that Christians and Muslims are the majority of the world and we should not follow them. It is taken for granted that the majority would and should be in the right, but please do understand that God advises us against it; following the majority would only lead one to satanic ways – a path far away from God and His Torah (the way of life).
Ahmadinejad: US behind terror attacks:
Iran's president says US and NATO forces offer financial and material support to terrorists, yet US President Barack Obama, ironically enough, sends a condolence message on the recent deadly terrorist attacks in southeast Iran. "US troops in Afghanistan and Pakistan sponsor such acts of terror," "No grouping other than US-backed terrorist groups which are devoid of human feelings can commit such acts," added President Ahmadinejad. (PressTV, 18 Jul 2010).
Iranian Leaders Blame Israel, US for Terrorist Bombing: The Sunni Muslim terrorist group Jundallah has claimed responsibility for a double suicide bombing that killed 28 in Iran, and the two suicide bombers left photos and other evidence of their intentions before perpetrating the attack. Despite that, Iranian leaders have pinned blame for the attacks on Israel and America (IsraelNationalNews.com, 07/18/10).
Inside the Mind of an Iraqi Suicide Bomber: "I AM A TERRORIST" Marwan seems certain he is on a "pure" path. Unlike many other insurgents, who reject the terrorist label and call themselves freedom fighters or holy warriors, Marwan embraces it.
"Yes, I am a terrorist," he says. "Write that down: I admit I am a terrorist. [The Koran] says it is the duty of Muslims to bring terror to the enemy, so being a terrorist makes me a good Muslim."
He quotes lines from the surah known as Al-Anfal, or the Spoils of War: "Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the enemy of Allah and your enemy."(TIME, Sunday, Jun. 26, 2005).
70,000 Iranian suicide bombers ready to fight Israel: Students want to fight Israel in support of Hamas – Gaza's Islamic militant rulers (Ynet, 01.05.09).
Three of the four Turks killed on flotilla sought Martyr's death.
Both Hamas and PA/Fatah glorifies suicide terror and shahadah
Thus, we may conclude that suicide terrorism is clearly not an American or Israeli invention.
Islam strictly forbids suicide.
Sura 2, verse 195 reads: “Cast not yourselves to destruction with your own hands.” Sura 4, verses 29-30 still more explicit: “And do not kill yourselves … Whoever does so in enmity and wrong, verily, we shall let him burn in Fire.”
Suicide Terrorism and Islam By Matthias Küntzel: Suicidal killing was not seen in the first 1360 years of Islam but invented only some decades ago.
"I gave him, my son as a gift and we sacrificed him to Allah...
and to His religion [Islam]... "I talked my son into sacrificing
himself for Allah, and he was more than willing to do so.
(Um Nadil, mother of Muhammad Farat, a Hamas operative).
A Palestinian Mother: I am Proud to Send My Son on a Suicide Mission http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=13778
"At that crucial juncture in history when Abraham was ready to sacrifice Isaac, the Almighty admonished him that He did not want the human sacrifice, and directed Abraham to sacrifice the ram caught in the thicket instead.The Almighty's directive that he only wanted animal sacrifices rather than human sacrifices was immediately understood" (Rabbi Tovia Singer). Could Jesus' Death Atone For Any Kind of Sin?