STIPULATED, most Americans are too busy living their lives and trying to put one foot in front of the other – let alone food on the table – and have little interest in becoming political junkies. Understood.
OVERALL, who has the time to keep track of this and that (national/international) political machination, especially when the impact “appears” to have minimal impact on any given individual’s everyday life. Nevertheless, some matters require the public’s rapt attention, even if it is a pain and a bane. Yes, in order to connect the dots, one cannot veer or wish away the deadly undercurrents.
ALONG this trajectory, bear in mind that most of the malfeasance is hidden behind the scenes. Yet, as is often the case, if one scratches beneath the surface the amount of dirt becomes obvious. An overwhelming stench. And it does help if ones expertise lies in two intersecting arenas: the Muslim Brotherhood (the overall incubator for global Shariah law) and geo-politics. The twists and turns.
BUT before we head to the unfathomable, unconscionable and anti-American rewards gifted to Shariah compliant nations – by Obama Inc. and with RINOS in tow – let us first juxtapose said preferential status, to say the least, against the hounding and persecution towards expressions of Christianity in America.
NOT only that, the leadership’s stone silence against global genocide against Christians by jihadists, as well as the 1930’s reminiscent resurgence of anti-semitic acts against Jews in Europe – by these same Shariah bound Islamists, in tandem with their leftist and far-right compatriots – stands in stark contrast to what is unfolding behind the national/international scenes, ala trade partnerships with Islamist (and a communist) anti-western regimes.
HANG on tight…
ENTER, Brunei…an Islamist oppressor of Christians, soon to be rewarded by Obama Inc…
When Brunei, a tiny oil-rich fiefdom that shares the island of Borneo with Malaysia and Indonesia, adopted Shariah law earlier this year, some questioned whether the harsh penal code that includes amputation and stoning for blasphemy and other crimes would actually be enforced since a third of Brunei’s population is not Muslim. The crackdown on Christmas this year answers the question.
Restaurant and café owners in Brunei’s capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan told reporters they were ordered to remove Christmas decorations from their establishments by authorities who cited Shariah Penal Code Order 2013 prohibiting exhibits of decorations that are against Islamic beliefs.
Violators face a $15,000 fine and imprisonment for a term of up to five years.
The ban on Christmas decoration is not the only restriction on religious freedom. The Shariah penal code bans non-Muslims from teaching or even speaking freely to Muslims about their religious beliefs, punishable with heavy fines and imprisonment.
And all religious groups are required to register with the government. Muslims who convert to another faith could face the death penalty, and Christians who have brought Bibles into the country have been imprisoned.
Despite the nation’s record of religious persecution, the Obama administration is pressing forward with plans to designate the Sultanate of Brunei as a most favored nation with special trade privileges under the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said approving the agreement is one of his top priorities.
During the Cold War, Democrats and Republicans restricted trade with countries that denied their citizens basic freedoms.
For example, the Jackson-Vanik amendment cut off trade with communist nations that did not allow citizens to freely emigrate. It was approved unanimously in both houses of Congress in 1974 over the objections of Henry Kissinger, who saw it as an obstacle to a smooth-running global order.
Jackson-Vanik and similar measures used America’s economic power as the world’s largest consumer market to promote American values and reward countries that respected them. Over 1.5 million Christians and Jews were allowed to emigrate from the Soviet Union alone following the adoption of Jackson-Vanik.
Now that the threat is not communism, but Islamist totalitarianism, Obama and the GOP congressional leadership are ready to embrace a Shariah regime as a privileged trading partner under the rubric of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.
The TPP is a trade and global governance agreement the Obama administration is negotiating with eleven Pacific Rim nations: Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Chile, Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico and Peru.
Brunei is not the only nation in the proposed agreement with a record of persecuting Christian believers. In neighboring Malaysia, Christians are sent to concentration camps for forced conversion to Islam. Vietnam requires churches to register with the Communist authorities and monitors all prayer services. House churc
AND Vietnam, a communist Christian oppressor.
YET, none of the above should come as a shock. Obama’s regime has been the most anti-Christian in American history, yet the most pro Islam. This charge is borne out by the (worldwide) facts at hand.
According to the recently released 2014 World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted, Syria is the third worst nation in the world in which to be Christian, Iraq is fourth, Afghanistan fifth, and Libya 13th. All four countries receive the strongest designation, “extreme persecution” (other designations are “severe,” “moderate,” and “sparse” persecution)
MOST significantly – as to why the regime is chomping at the bit to prop up Islamist regimes – aside from attendant mega financials deals at play, an overriding fact remains: Obama Inc. is incontestably and irredeemably hostile to the Christian and Judaic underpinnings of America. Its foundations and roots. Western civilization.
ALAS, under the guise of the Trans Pacific Partnership – instead of selectively rewarding its true partners like Singapore, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Canada and Chile, for their overall contributions to western principles – the Islamist-in-Chief is Allah-bent on partnering/uplifting with those whose direct actions go against everything the U.S. stands for…Brunei, Malaysia & Vietnam surely qualify as non-partners!
MESSAGE received on all ends: freedom of religion, go to hell, unless one is a follower of Islam!
TO wit, if this is not a stealth-like jihadi ploy under the banner of “partnership”, little else qualifies. Yes, the U.S. conducts mega business with many nations whose records on human rights leave much to be desired, but the passage of this trade partnership will uplift (in the long-term) Islamic goals like none other. As aptly cited, “A most-favored-nation trade agreement with a regime that tramples on religious freedom signals the world that the U.S. government believes religious freedom is not important.”
IN effect, with the stroke of a pen, Barack HUSSEIN Obama will be responsible for ensuring that a special status accords (and accrues) to Shariah law, despite the fact that its tenets are directly inimical to democratic principles, as well as a grave danger to the west.
The mandates of shari’a are extremely harsh compared to modern Western standards. They infringe on many modern principles of human rights, religious freedom, and equality of all before the law. For example:
Hudud punishments are the severe penalties prescribed by shari’a for offenses defined as being against God himself. The punishments for these crimes are seen as divinely ordained and cannot be changed by humans. These include 100 lashes or stoning to death as punishment for adultery; 80 lashes for false accusation of adultery; amputation of limbs for theft; 40 or 80 lashes for drinking alcohol; imprisonment, amputation or death (by crucifixion in serious cases) for highway robbery; and the death penalty for apostasy from Islam. Methods of execution for apostasy can include decapitation, crucifixion, burning, strangling, drowning, impaling, and flaying. Apostates are denied a decent burial after their deaths, and the Muslims who participate in killing them are promised an eternal reward in paradise.
Discrimination on the basis of religion is fundamental to shari’a. By religious edict, Islam must be dominant; only Muslims are considered to be full citizens. Jews and Christians are defined as dhimmis (literally “protected” i.e. permitted to live). However this protection is on condition that they do not bear arms, know their lowly place in society, treat Muslims with respect, and pay a special poll tax (jizya)…..
THE eventual blow back from the above (treacherous) partnership will be nation-shattering. Global in its scope.