- Two and a half years ago, in an incident evocative of
the recent threat by Florida pastor Rev. Terry Jones to burn copies
of the Qur'an, Jewish religious students in Israel burned Christian New
Testaments by the hundreds.
- AP: "Orthodox Jews set fire to hundreds of copies
of the New Testament in the latest act of violence against Christian missionaries
in the Holy Land. Or Yehuda Deputy Mayor Uzi Aharon said missionaries recently
entered a neighborhood in the predominantly religious town of 34,000 in
central Israel, distributing hundreds of New Testaments and missionary
materials." Aharon said he "got into a loudspeaker car last Thursday
and drove through the neighborhood, urging people to turn over the material
to Jewish religious students the books were dumped into a pile and set
fire in a lot near a synagogue." Aharon claimed it is "a commandment
[in Talmudic Judaism] to burn materials that urge Jews to convert.'"
(Haaretz, "Orthodox Jewish youths burn New Testaments in Or Yehuda,")
- At that time, there were some reports in western, even
Christian media, of this outrage yet nothing compared to the worldwide
indignation against the Florida pastor. No major leader or denomination
publically criticized the burning or the government of Israel, which neither
forcefully criticized nor did anything to punish the offenders. Here we
see the too familiar dichotomy: Last week an extremist Christian pastor
was held up to international contempt for his threatened desecration and
lack of "respect for diversity." The floodgates of international
media poured forth unlimited copy, alerting the world of what a Christian
- But do you remember significant protest by Christian
media and leaders in 2008 of the actual burning of a great religion's most
sacred text, as well as continuing persecution of the Messianic Jews in
Israel who distributed the offending New Testaments? Did Messianic Jew
Jay Sekulow's American Center for Law and Justice rail against that violation
of the human rights of his spiritual brethren? Did WorldNetDaily's Joseph
Farah write a fiery editorial accusing the government of Israel of habitually
doing nothing to oppose the persecution of some ten thousand Messianic
Christians by ultra-Orthodox Jews? Of course not.
- We know well the reason for this double standard: If
a public figure or organization criticizes Israel, Jewish attack groups
will smear them as "anti-Semitic," effectively ruining their
careers or ministries. The Jewish media and "Holocaust industry"
has taught us for generations that Jews are the historic victims of Christianity
and that criticism of Jews could lead to more gas chambers.
- It's all right then, even fitting, that Christians be
mocked, persecuted, stripped of their religious symbols and holidays, because,
according to popular ADL-nurtured culture, Christianity needs to be taken
down a notch. The Jews, however, have demanded from respectable society,
and generally received, perpetual exemption from criticism. As we have
been seeing more frequently of late, if a public figure criticizes matters
Jewish, the Anti-Defamation League will force him to grovel in apology,
a rite of contrition an ADL-conditioned society considers appropriate.
- As a result, all it takes is the intolerance of one Christian
pastor to ignite international furor. But arousing righteous indignation
against the Jews in Israel who have demonstrated at least equal bigotry
is like trying to make rain-soaked kindling catch fire almost impossible.
- ADL's Pro-Islam Strategy
- Lurking in the wings of Rev. Jones' high drama is the
Anti-Defamation League, ever alert to ways that will stereotype evangelical
Christians as bigoted, possibly violent, haters. Here's how ADL is working
to protect Islam in America so that anti-Islamic Christian/conservatives
will appear narrow and mean spirited, potential "hate criminals."
- As I point out in my video "Hate Law Jihad"
(available at Truthtellers.org), while very little appreciation of Islam
exists in Israel, Israel's PR representative, ADL, has chosen a vastly
different strategy in the West. In order to make right-wing critics of
Islam into hate criminals, ADL is now promoting Islamic rights, creating
hate laws that harshly criminalize those who publicly demean Islam. With
Christians force-fed the Zionist lie that militant Islam is the greatest
threat to civilization, ADL knows that members of the religious right,
outspoken against it, are abundant candidates to become offenders under
ADL-inspired hate laws. Thus, in ADL's hard line hate crimes nations, such
as Canada, England, Holland, France and Australia, the indigenous Islamic
councils work closely with ADL to mete out the harshest penalties against
- But ADL also wants to make criticism of Islam a federal
offense in America. To that end, ADL is orchestrating a coalition of Muslim,
Jewish, and Christian groups to advocate for mosque-building rights in
America and take measures against those who are "intolerant"
in opposition. "Working under the sponsorship of the Anti-Defamation
League, which initiated the concept, ICOM [The Interfaith Coalition on
Mosques] will carefully monitor incidents of mosque discrimination around
the country, gather facts and analyze the information, and speak out when
appropriate to help Muslim communities who are encountering prejudice."
(adl.org, "Interfaith Coalition to Assist American Muslim Communities
Facing Opposition to Building Mosques,")
- ADL: Not Really Afraid of Islam
- You may ask: "But doesn't ADL/Zionism fear that
by encouraging Islam it is creating a potent rival to its own dream of
world domination?" Actually, until the advent of Zionism a little
more than a century ago, Jews and Muslims got along very well. Both religions,
largely founded on the Old Testament, are strictly monotheistic, abhorring
the Christian Trinitarian claim that the Godhead is three in one. Since
Islam does not teach Jesus was crucified, it has never laid the charge
of "Christ killers" upon the Jews. This has made Jews much more
secure, especially in medieval times in Muslim lands. But now ADL is relatively
comfortable with encouragement of Islam in the West because Zionism has
demonstrated over the past century that, even though their former friends
have become enemies, the Jews will probably always be able to outwit, frustrate,
and contain the Muslim/Arab world.
- The Jews have shown themselves as organized as the Muslims
are disorganized. Even before the Balfour Declaration and subsequent Sykes-Picot
Treaty supplanted Arab rights to Palestine, Jewish brains and capital,
deeply entrenched in the nations and governments of the west, rendered
Arab resistance virtually impotent. Yes, Islam wants to conquer the world
through its high birth rate, proliferation of mosques, and imposition of
Sharia and ADL-inspired hate crimes laws everywhere. Yet looming much more
powerfully than possible Islamic expansion is the established, formidable
reality of Jewish control of international finance, governments, big media,
Congress, and even the popular evangelical movement. In short, the Jews
will always be able to handle the Muslims, and for this reason ADL sees
alliance with Islam in America as a powerful tool.
- Despite a century of infatuation with Israel among evangelical
Christians, the truth is that authentic, New Testament Christianity (if
it is ever widely re-discovered) still poses the greatest threat to Jewish
supremacism. The New Testament is filled not only with adverse commentary
upon Rabbinic (pharisaic) Judaism, exhorting believers to be suspicious
of it and deny its spiritual validity, but is an ever-indicting testimony
that the Jews had Christ killed.
- Just as rankling to Judaism are the commands of Jesus
to convert Jews to their true Messiah. Add to this the fact that in "Christian"
America at least half of young Jewish men are marrying Gentile brides.
Jewish leaders see Christian-encouraged proselytization, as well as assimilation,
as tantamount to potential spiritual and genetic genocide of the Jewish
- ADL's Strategy Becomes Clear
- With this in mind, we can understand why ADL is now aligning
itself with Islam in America and western nations and why Jewish big media
has been publicizing, and vilifying, the bigotry of an obscure Christian
- How do Christians/conservatives counter such manipulation
against them? By recognizing that Jewish supremacism poses a vastly greater
threat to civilization than does Islam. They should speak out against it
without fear of being called "anti-Semitic" or being cursed by
God for criticizing His chosen people. Christians can also bring themselves
and others into reality by simply doing what Christ taught not showing
special respect to some (the Jews) but instead responding with simple compassion
to the sufferings of their Messianic brethren in Israel. Reports continue
to come out of Israel that the ultra-Orthodox "Haredim" only
increase in their militant discrimination and harassment against Messianic
Christians, assisted by an Israeli government that looks the other way.
- No longer should Christians also look the other way when
they hear of Israel's state-permitted persecution of Christians. No longer
should they allow millions of dollars to be sent by Pastor John Hagee to
fund the ultra-Orthodox persecutors of their Messianic brethren. (See,
Hagee: Tea-Partyin' American Heretic) Now, as never before, Christians
must be responsive to the question put to them by the apostle John: "But
whoever beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how
does the love of God abide in him?" (1 John 3:17)
- Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network,
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