Please join Mr. Aaron Atwood, vice president of Advancement for Summit Ministries as he interviews Dr. Mateen Elaas. Mateen was the second of four children born to a Syrian Muslim. While studying at the University of Wisconsin, he began a search for God. Mateen was guided by Christians who pointed him to Christ. "Read the four gospels of the New Testament. Get to know Jesus," they said. He did. Eventually, he became a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ. As is common in Middle Eastern families, he soon paid a high price for his newfound faith: isolation from his father for more than a decade. Today, Mateen works with churches and Christian groups eager to learn about Islam, its claims and challenges, and how to share the gospel winsomely and effectively with Muslims. He is eager to respond to opportunities for teaching and training Christians in these timely matters. Read more about Mateen Elaas.Read more
"Since September 11, 2001, America has been at war. And that’s about all anyone can say with certainty about a conflict that has cost 7,000 American lives and almost $2 trillion. As long as the most basic strategic questions—Who is the enemy? Why are we fighting?—remain unanswered, victory is impossible." Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, by Dr. Sebastian Gorka.Read more
The timeline begins at 5:45 am on September 11, 2011: Hijackers Pass Through Security Screening in Portland, Maine. On the morning of 9/11, a total of nineteen terrorists will hijack four California-bound commercial airplanes shortly after their departures from airports in Boston, Massachusetts; Newark, New Jersey; and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Hijackers Mohamed Atta and Abdul Aziz al-Omari pass through security at Portland International Jetport in Maine at 5:45 a.m. Atta and al-Omari board a commuter flight to Boston Logan International Airport, where they connect to American Airlines Flight 11. Three other hijackers will join Atta and al-Omari aboard Flight 11.
Less than two hours later, the five terrorists who will hijack American Airlines Flight 77 are videotaped as they pass through Washington Dulles International Airport’s west checkpoint. Three of the hijackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar, and Majed Moqed set off metal detectors, but no weapons are found. They proceed to the gate. The hijackers are carrying concealed knives on their persons or in their carry-on luggage.
Before 9/11, airports were not required to videotape security checkpoints. At that time, knives were allowed on planes if the blade was less than four inches in length.
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Why would Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, and others drastically downplay the serious threat that Radical, even "Moderate," Muslims are to Americans? Do they, too, hate Americans?Read more
I didn’t vote for Trump. But I agree with former Senate President Russell Pearce, Treasurer Jeff DeWit, conservative activist Sandi Bartlett, and a host of others that we must rally behind Trump as our next President. His detractors say he’s flip-flopped on issues. He isn’t a "true" conservative. He’s uncouth, narcissistic, and unrefined. All of that may be true. They say he’s racist. He’s sexist. I don’t believe that. But why is he so popular with the American people? This article addresses that question, and explores another one: Is it possible, as asked by Australian Pastor Steve Cioccolanti , that the Hand of God is on Donald Trump, "for such a time as this"? If so, it won’t be the first time that God has used the most unlikely of men for His Purpose.
As to Donald Trump’s popularity, Scott S. Powell believes that Trump possesses "qualities that are among those most vital to rebuilding relations with America’s allies and restoring respect — even fear — from adversaries. Mr. Trump’s directness also suggests he is the best-suited presidential candidate to take on America’s insolvency. He could be the president who corrects the nation’s out-of-control spending, deficits and unsustainable debt. Trump’s toughness may be the key virtue needed to rule in a divided country and to successfully downsize and restructure federal agencies and get Washington out of the way of the American economy and its people."
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Russell Pearce has taken a stand to support Donald Trump, and I agree with him. Please read what he has to say:
As former President of the Arizona Senate, as former Chief Deputy to Sheriff Joe, as former 1st Vice Chair of the Arizona Republican Party and as a consistent Constitutional defender of our Founders Constitution, as Tea Party Patriot, I stand with the majority of Arizona Republicans and America in standing with Donald Trump.Read more
As we celebrate the birthday of God’s only son, Jesus Christ, we need to be reminded that we American Christians are able to attend church services and worship in peace, and to practice our faith. It is the First Freedom, guaranteed by the First Amendment. However, Christianity is the Most Persecuted Faith Worldwide.
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On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters. A timeline of the events on September 11, 2001.
This post is a tribute to Todd Beamer and the other passengers on that fourth plane: Flight 93. The plane was 20 minutes of flying time from its suspected target: the White House or the U.S. Capitol, symbols of the American Republic. The four hijackers were defeated by the alerted, unarmed passengers.
According to the 9/11 Commission Report:Read more