You might have gotten more than grocery ads in your Sunday paper. About 70 newspapers—including 58 major Sunday papers—accepted the insert for the film Obsession. The glossy ad accompanying the free DVD explains,
Obsession is a film about the threat of Radical Islam to Western Civilization. Using unique footage from Arab television, it reveals an ‘insider’s view’ of the hatred the Radicals are teaching, their incitement of global jihad, and their goal of world domination. The film also traces the parallels between the Nazi movement of World War II, the Radicals of today, and the Western world’s response to both threats.
Only a few newspapers refused to run this ad. Its funders are tied to an international Jewish charity. What if it were called Obsession: Radical Judaism’s War Against the West? The copy could read,
Obsession is a film about the threat of Radical Judaism to Western Civilization. Using unique research from Jewish activists and websites, it reveals an ‘insider’s view’ of the hatred of Christians and Gentiles that the Radicals are teaching, their incitement of anti-Christian laws, and their goal of world domination. The film also traces the parallels between Jewish involvement in the Russian revolution, the Radicals of today, and the Western world’s response to both threats.
Would more than fifty major papers stand on their “freedom of speech” explanation and run the ad? Not on your life.
It’s not just media elites who refuse to examine Judaism (while Islam is critiqued in the most inflammatory terms). Most average people—especially honest sincere people who watch the news and attend church—are deeply uncomfortable with the idea of a “Jewish conspiracy.” Conservative and Christian leaders resist even glancing at the evidence that Jews with an anti-Christian agenda dominate American media and other institutions of power. (See, Jews Confirm Big Media is Jewish)
The knee-jerk, emotionally charged refusal to look at Judaism can’t be chalked up just to human decency. Decades of Holocaust mis-education, films, and novels have persuaded most that Jews have suffered for millennia out of an irrational and mysterious hatred from Christians and Gentiles. We are convinced this hatred has nothing to do with Jewish actions or beliefs; and if we speak even a word against Jewish leaders or Jewish literature like the Talmud, then we’re betraying our own sick anti-Semitic prejudice.
The truth is very different. Both Sharia law (the Quran) and Talmudic law (the Babylonian Talmud and Kabbalah) powerfully assert that Islam and Judaism, respectively, are destined to prevail over "idolaters" and rule the world. Of course, the New Testament says the same – someday Christ will return and benevolently "rule with a rod of iron."
There’s a big difference, however, between Christianity's dream of enlightened world government and that of Islam and Judaism.
Christianity says the believer is to share the good news of salvation and never return evil for evil. Christ will do the rest, bringing world dominion from heaven in His time.
Islam, from its beginnings, had a very different plan. It proposed to convert "infidels" – all those who deny the unitary sovereignty of Allah -- not just by persuasion but by force if necessary. Today, most Muslims believe "jihad" or "holy war" is not meant literally but symbolizes the struggle between good and evil in the Muslim's heart. Nevertheless, all Muslims believe in the eventual triumph of Islam.
Jewish supremacists, led by the Anti-Defamation League and B'nai B'rith International, believe through control of media, finance, education, government (and modern hate crime laws) Talmudic Judaism's vision of global governance from Jerusalem may be realized. Like moderate Muslims, many Jews disagree with such aggressive tactics. Yet virtually all religious Jews believe in the ultimate triumph of Judaism's conception that "God is one" over the earth.
Christianity, Islam, and Judaism each teach it will prevail in the end. At issue is the legitimacy of methods. Authentic Christianity, taught by Jesus, says the "kingdom of heaven" will be realized by turning the other cheek -- raining "coals of fire" on the consciences, not bodies, of those who persecute us.
In contrast, both Quranic Islam and Talmudic Judaism are preoccupied with an adversarial mentality that "infidels" or "goyim" are out to get them and believers must strike first. (This helps explain the unending Mideast strife between Jews and Muslims.) (Watch the NPN film Why The Mid-East Bleeds)
Yet of these three religions—which each produce nominal believers, true activists, and even martyrs—we are only permitted to publicly criticize two.
It’s very significant that every religious agenda except Judaism can be publicly examined.
Judaism’s safety from criticism may have something to do with the fact that some of America’s largest papers, which influence and supply copy to all others and include The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Daily News as well as the Samuel Newhouse newspaper empire of 26 dailies, are owned by Jews.
For as long as President Bush has been in office, prominent voices have dissected and decried the Christian “evangelical agenda.” The film Obsession is just the latest and loudest critique of “radical Muslim” ambition.
The world is full of believers, and every true believer wants converts. This is true whether you ardently believe Jesus is the world’s Savior, that homosexuality is healthy, or even that a low-fat diet is the only cure for heart disease. Agendas exist wherever believers exist.
The more power believers possess, the more they should be watched.
How do you tell which believers have the most power? Especially in a time of mass media, the most powerful activists are those who can silence criticism of their ambitions. Consider the fact that Jews—not Muslims or Christians— are the one group whose social agenda, sacred literature, and political clout are taboo to examine.
This is the group about whom an Obsession film would never make it into Sunday papers! For that reason, this is the one group whose motives and agenda we should be most concerned to investigate.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization.
Harmony Grant writes and edits for National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog group.
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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