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The History of Islam Part 2

The History of Islam Part 2

  (for more indepth understanding of Islam, see  Virginia Christian Alliance advisor, Dan Wolf's 13 part series by clicking HERE)  (See Part 1 Here) Fortress of Faith Radio by Tom Wallace and Shahram Hadian, and today's program: The History of Islam.  Below are simple SHOW NOTES and prone to typos.  So, Listen to the program HERE ( OR DOWLOAD THE MP3 HERE) We call Islam a religion, but historically we see it is more of a political-military movement. We see this when we study the caliphates (empires) of Islam. Before we get into the next period, I want to go back to Muhammad’s migration to Medina. Not only did the character of Islam change at that time, there was also a change of the calendar. The Islamic calendar is not the same as ours. We are in 2016, but on the Muslim calendar it is 1438. Their calendar begins in our year 622. Our calendar uses the abbreviation AD to indicate Ano Domini, the year of our Lord. The Muslim calendar uses AH for Ano Hijra (migration), the year of the migration. Today we are 578 years apart, but since our calendar is based on the solar year, and the Muslim calendar is based on the lunar year, the gap is closing. The lunar year is about 11 days shorter than the solar year. The calendars will agree in the year 2860. Read More

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The History Of Islam

The History Of Islam

  (for more indepth understanding of Islam, see  Virginia Christian Alliance advisor, Dan Wolf's 13 part series by clicking HERE) Fortress of Faith Radio by Tom Wallace and Shahram Hadian, and today's program: The History of Islam.  Below are simple SHOW NOTES and prone to typos.  So, Listen to the program HERE ( OR DOWLOAD THE MP3 HERE) But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. (Philippians 1:17) We, as Christians, need to stand up and defend what we believe in. Our goal at Fortress of Faith is to defend our faith from the onslaught of the religion of Islam. Islam claims that our Scriptures have been corrupted and they have the superior religion and the superior scriptures. My background is that of a foreign missionary, and Shahram’s background is that of a former Muslim who is now a Christian pastor. Today we are going to try to cover 1,400 years of Islamic history. We are going to pick up our look at Islam’s history at Muhammad’s death. He died in the year 632 AD. Read More

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Hatred and the Political Left

Hatred and the Political Left

Dan WolfVirginia Christian Alliance Dan Wolf Author: Collectivism & Charity: The Great Deception For those of you who do not know, the Virginia Christian Alliance (VCA) was recently cited as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Normally, I would not bother to respond to such a list, but there are a couple of important points to be made that support the VCA site’s purpose and the writings I have put together on the relationship between faith and governance. The first item is to understand the Southern Poverty Law Center’s point of view and then evaluate it. We’ll start by defining hate so that we are all on the same page.  According to the dictionary it is “to regard with extreme aversion; have great dislike for; detest.” I went to the SPLC web-site to see their criteria for inclusion in the list. The information about the SPLC’s hate map states, “All hate groups have beliefs or practices that malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.” Read More

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Will We Stand for Truth?

Will We Stand for Truth?

Dan Wolf | Virginia Christian Alliance Advisory Board Our country is grounded in Judeo/Christian principles. Living in the truth is one such principle. “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought by God.” No one should fear the truth, although at times we may be afraid. The truth is the light which sets us free. It is when truth is suppressed that we should fear, for the light fades and darkness comes forth. So why am I bringing this up Recently a religious organization in Virginia agreed to have a well known and highly regarded historian appear to give a presentation on Islam’s history. A couple of days before the event was to occur, it was cancelled because of a few phone calls and emails from the local interfaith community that said the presenter and presentation were untruthful. What is troubling is that: Read More

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Islam’s Ties to Modern Slavery

Islam’s Ties to Modern Slavery

 Dan Wolf This site normally looks at issues relevant to Islam; its history, cultural attitudes, etc.  Today’s topic is modern slavery, an issue that goes well beyond Islam.  It is a problem that is global in scope.  Although it is more prevalent in countries that govern using collectivism (such as communism, fascism, Islam, nationalism, progressivism, or socialism), it is also present in countries with republican forms of governance - such as the U.S.  In all cases it represents a form of moral corruption, as discussed below. There are, however, a couple of ties that add to slavery’s prevalence within Islamic countries. First, slavery is permissible under Islam. This item is a hold-over from pre-Islamic Arab culture.  The second tie relates to jihad.  There is a breakdown in governance and law during any period of war.  Within Islamic jihad, captives can either be made slaves or held for ransom.  Captives were historically part of the booty received by those who fought.  One example, the first war fought by the U.S. was against the Barbary Pirates of North Africa, who raided ships and took captives that were made slaves or held for ransom.  While this example is more recent, it is behavior going back to the actions sanctioned by Muhammad’s example in the seventh century. Read More

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Resettling Immigrants in Virginia

Resettling Immigrants in Virginia

Dan Wolf | Virginia Christian Alliance AUGUST 27, 2016The last two articles have looked at some of Islam’s ideological roots, their connection to collectivism (Making Sense of Orlando), and the fact that we are in an ideological war that we are not winning (Why We are Losing the War). In this article we’ll look at the refugee resettlement program in Virginia, from an ideological and economic perspective, and conclude with some related data at the end. Before discussing the refugee resettlement program, we should look a little more at why it matters. Our country’s founding principles have their roots in individualism, specifically a Biblical based philosophy in terms of morality, laws, and governance. Collectivism is simply the notion that a people exists to serve its state, and this generally breeds dependency within a people as the government grows to control many aspects of society. Individualism is its opposite. Its underlying notion is that the state exists to serve its people (whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all). So you can look at this ideological battle as one between individual independence versus dependence. Read More

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Why We are Losing the War

Why We are Losing the War

Dan WolfVirginia Christian Alliance The last article (Making Sense of Orlando) described how we are in an ideological war, one that has been declared upon us simply because of what we believe, and has been waged for the last fifteen to twenty years.  If you think this is not true, ask yourself are we on the right track as a nation today  If you are like most Americans, you do not.  Why  What is wrong  There are two main thrusts, security and economics, and these are related through morality - or rather the lack of it. Control is being exerted using fear and misinformation instead of knowledge.  When horrific events happen like those in Orlando, San Bernadino, Boston, 9/11, etc. we can become fearful, and at those times we are apt to willingly give up some of our rights and freedoms in exchange for security - to take away the fear.  Haven’t political elites called for more controls as a result of each of these events  At its heart, these are simply the tools of collectivism which I have written about in Do You Want to be Free and Collectivism and Charity (forthcoming later this month), and Islam is another ideological form of collectivism.  An ideology which forbids questioning or using reason, where only acceptance is allowed.  An ideology where nothing matters below the State, which is true of all collectivism’s forms - whether they call themselves communists, fascists, progressives, or socialists. Read More

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Making Sense of Orlando

Making Sense of Orlando

  Dan Wolf, VCA Board AdvisorDan Wolf Sunday of last week in Orlando, a follower of Islam, Omar Mateen, went into a night club and began killing other human beings.  A senseless and cowardly act by Western standards, but ISIS has embraced him as a heroic fighter for the Islamic State.  Why Just like in Casablanca, our politicians have responded by rounding up the usual suspects.  ‘We are still learning all the facts.’  ‘We are investigating possible ties to terrorism.’  ‘This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people.’  The truth is it doesn’t matter whether the killer had terrorist ties or not.  Having gun control laws in place also doesn’t matter.  The killer adhered to an ideology regardless of if he had pledged himself to a group.  The only ones hurt by stricter gun control laws are law abiding citizens who follow them.  Killers do not follow the law.  We must consider how many fewer might have died if only a few law abiding citizens in the night club had been armed, such as security personnel.  The political statements are meant to placate rather than solve the problem.  So what are some of the underlying issues Read More

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An Explanatory Memorandum: From the Archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in America

An Explanatory Memorandum: From the Archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in America

Through 29 front groups and through mosque networks of recruitment and indocrtination centers in your community and across the nation, the United States is being not only invading, but American institutions are being infiltrated at the highest levels. Also see the 10 Part Series on the Muslim Brotherhood here. Center for Security Policy We at the Center for Security Policy feel it is important for Americans to better understand– and, then, be able to successfully contend with– those that attempt to destroy or subvert our way of life. As making our nation’s enemies’ threat doctrines available is a key part of our educational efforts, we are pleased to present the blueprint for the Muslim Brotherhood in America, known as An Explanatory Memorandum: On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America or, in America’s largest terrorist prosecution in US federal court, Government Exhibit 003-0085 3:04-CR-240-G in U.S. v Holy Land Foundation, et al. Read More

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Europe: Allah Takes over Churches, Synagogues

Europe: Allah Takes over Churches, Synagogues

Editor's note: How many mosques have been planted in Virginia and are infiltrating our communities with Sharia Law by Giulio Meotti | Gatestone Insitute In the Dutch province of Friesland, 250 of 720 existing churches have been transformed or closed. The Fatih Camii Mosque in Amsterdam once was the Saint Ignatius Church. A synagogue in The Hague was turned into the Al Aqsa Mosque. In Flanders, in place of a famous church, a luxury hotel now stands. Catholic arches, columns and windows still soar between menus and tables for customers. "The French will not wake up until Notre Dame becomes a mosque." — Emile Cioran, author. Germany is literally selling its churches. Between 1990 and 2010, the German Evangelical Church closed 340 churches. Recently in Hamburg, a Lutheran church was purchased by the Muslim community. "History teaches us that these transformations are rarely innocent." — Bertrand Dutheil de La Rochère, assistant to Marine Le Pen. Read More