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Posted in Israel, Israeli, Jewish History, Middle East, The Torah with tags , , , on June 8, 2009 by Michael Burks

Anti-Semitic Incidents Decline for Fourth Straight Year

Posted in Anti-Semitic, cults, Hate, Israel, Israeli, Jewish History, mentally ill, Online racism, racism, Religion, The Torah, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 1, 2009 by Michael Burks

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/5537_12.htm

 

New York, NY, June 1, 2009 … The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to newly issued statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The League’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued today, counted a total of 1,352 incidents of vandalism, harassment and physical assaults against Jewish individuals, property and community institutions in 2008, representing a 7 percent decline from the 1,460 incidents reported in 2007.

The Audit identified 37 physical assaults on Jewish individuals, 702 incidences of anti-Semitic vandalism, and 613 cases of harassment in 2008.  They included acts against high-profile Jewish community institutions and communal properties, such as the repeated vandalism of the San Francisco Holocaust Memorial, and the desecration of dozens of graves at a Jewish cemetery in Chicago with swastikas and hate group symbols.

Of the total 1,352 incidents, 42 percent occurred at homes, private buildings or businesses, and 23 percent took place in educational establishments, including public and private schools and universities, according to the Audit.

 “It is encouraging that the number of anti-Semitic incidents continues to decline, but the sheer volume of incidents reported and the violent nature of many of the physical assaults is a reminder that we cannot be complacent,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.  “Had law enforcement not thwarted the alleged terrorist bombing plot against synagogues in Riverdale, New York, it would have been a horrific anti-Semitic attack.”

The 2008 Audit comprises data from 44 states and the District of Columbia, including official crime statistics as well as information provided to ADL’s regional offices by victims, law enforcement officers and community leaders.  The Audit identifies criminal acts, such as vandalism, violence and threats of violence, as well as non-criminal incidents of harassment and intimidation, including hate propaganda, leafleting and verbal slurs.

“The Audit is one barometer of anti-Semitism,” said Mr. Foxman.  “The explosive expansion of the Internet and social-networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube has become a new frontier for anti-Semitism, and so anti-Jewish expression is hard to quantify in this environment.  It’s here today, gone tomorrow, and back the next day.

“In 2008, the financial crisis brought about an increase in rhetoric targeting Jews, with letters in newspapers and on Web sites blaming Jews for the misdeeds of a select few, with Bernard Madoff topping the list,” added Mr. Foxman.  “Hate groups and anti-Semites used the global economic downturn to breathe new life into old myths of greedy and money-hungry American Jews, and these took on a life of their own on the Internet and in the real world.”

Anti-Semitic incidents last peaked in 2004, when the League reported 1,821 incidents in the U.S.

For reporting purposes, the Audit divides anti-Semitic incidents into three categories: Anti-Semitic Assaults, involving violence against Jewish individuals or those thought to be Jewish; Vandalism, such as property damage, cemetery desecration or anti-Semitic graffiti; and Harassment, including threats, slurs and activity by anti-Semitic hate groups:

• Assaults: A total of 37 anti-Semitic assaults were reported in 2008.  The assaults included attacks with baseball bats and other weapons, punching and rock-throwing.  In some cases, victims were hospitalized.

• Vandalism:  There were 702 cases of anti-Semitic vandalism reported in 2008, up from 612 cases in 2007. 

• Harassment: A total of 613 incidents of anti-Semitic harassment were reported in 2008.  (In 2007, the categories of assaults and harassment were combined for reporting purposes, for a total of 745 incidents.  In 2008, the combined total of assaults and harassment was 650).

“The bad news is Jews continue to be the number one religion group targeted for hate,” said Glen S. Lewy, ADL National Chair.  “The good news is there’s a greater awareness within local Jewish communities that the potential for anti-Semitic activity should always be a concern. Communities have responded with heightened security and by partnering with law enforcement in an attempt to mitigate the threat.”

Continuing a longtime trend, the states with the highest totals were those with large Jewish populations.  The top four states accounted for 59 percent of the anti-Semitic incidents recorded by ADL. 

The states with the highest totals were New Jersey (238, down from 247); California (226, up from 186); New York (207, down from 351); Florida (122, down from 127); Pennsylvania (97, down from 99); Massachusetts (52, down from 95); and Connecticut (38, down from 49).

Warning to those who threaten me

Posted in Christianity, cults, Hate, Israel, Israeli, Jewish History, Online racism, racism, Religion, The Torah on May 28, 2009 by Michael Burks

All comments that contain threats will be given to the FBI. I could care less who likes me or who hates me. My blog was not created to make friends. I deal with Jewish History, such as lies against them and ect. I know many of the lies about the Jewish people  because I was guilty of much of it myself. My goal is to educate people about the Jewish people from the “Gentile” point of view.

As a Christian, I owe much of what I believe and follow to the Jewish people. If that upsets people, then so be it. I have already turned in threats in the past. And for those who don’t  know, action has been taken against certain people. And trust me, I don’t mind turning in more people. If people go to jail, so be it. I could care less. You want to make threats, deal with the FBI. I won’t tolerate them.

My letter to the Courier-Journal – the ungodly newspaper of Louisville, KY

Posted in cults, Hate, homosexuality, New Testament, Old Testament, Religion, The Torah with tags , , , on May 26, 2009 by Michael Burks

Like always, the Courier-Journal posted a letter from some ignorant Bible quoter. This writer claimed that Jesus never said marriage was only between a man and woman. Not sure where he got that lie from. This is an attack on both Jews and Christians who love our Lord Yahweh.  Below is my letter in bold.

I laughed out loud after reading the letter by the writer who made the claim that Jesus never spoke out against gay marriage. What Bible does he read from? I own 12 translations and quickly came across Matthew 19:4. Jesus clearly states marriage is between a man and a woman. I would pay money if this writer could find one verse in the Bible where Jesus says homosexual marriage is accepted.

 

Of course what should I expect from a person who supports gay marriage? I shouldn’t be shocked he is ignorant in regards to Scripture. Of course Jesus stated that those who follow Him can understand Him. This writer, along with homosexuals, can’t (John 8:47).

 

Hopefully the Courier-Journal (I know they won’t) will actually do research before posting such ignorant comments which are anti-Christian. The writer should also read what the prophet Hosea (4:10) once said and take his advice, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.”

Pope Benedict supports Muslims – just like the Pope supported Nazi Germany during WW II

Posted in Arabs, Bible, Catholic Church, Christianity, cults, Hate, Islam, Israel, Israeli, Jewish History, Middle East, New Testament, News, Old Testament, Pope, Religion, The Torah, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 13, 2009 by Michael Burks

What a shock that the current Catholic Pope supports Muslims and not Israel. For those who don’t recall, the Catholic “Church” and Pope also supported Hitler and Nazi Germany while millions of Jews were driven from their homes to suffer and die.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/palestinianauthority/5320110/Pope-Benedict-XVI-supports-Palestinian-state-and-criticises-Israeli-barrier.html

Pope Benedict XVI criticised the concrete security wall

Pope Benedict XVI criticised the concrete security wall “towering over us”, saying it was “tragic” to see barriers erected between the two communities. Photo: REUTERS

Speaking in Bethlehem, where he delivered his most sensitive speech yet of an eight-day tour of the Holy Land, Benedict XVI acknowledged the suffering of the Palestinian people following the establishment of Israel in 1948.

But he also urged moderation, telling Palestinians they should not use violence to further their cause.

Speaking later at the Aida refugee camp, he criticised the concrete security wall “towering over us”, saying it was “tragic” to see barriers erected between the two communities.

The Pope, who also celebrated mass in Manger Square in front of the ancient Church of the Nativity, believed to mark the birthplace of Jesus, sent a message of solidarity with moderate Palestinians such as Mahmoud Abbas, the Fatah leader and president of the Palestinian national authority, when he gave his support to proposals for a “two-state solution”.

“The Holy See supports the right of your people to a sovereign Palestinian homeland in the land of your forefathers, secure and at peace with its neighbours, within internationally recognised borders,” the Pope said.

“I know how much you have suffered and continue to suffer as a result of the turmoil that has afflicted this land for decades,” the Pope said.

“It is my earnest hope that the serious concerns involving security in Israel and the Palestinian territories will soon be allayed sufficiently to allow greater freedom of movement, especially with regard to contact between family members and access to the holy places.”

In remarks aimed at the many militant groups within the Palestinian community, the Pope said they should “resist temptations to resort to acts of violence”.

Israel was nominally behind the two-state plan until the recent election of a Right-wing government led by Benjamin Netanyahu which has said it is reviewing its position on the issue. The Pope is due to meet the Israeli prime minister on Thursday.

After two days in Israel the Pope had to cross into the occupied West Bank where Bethlehem is located.

This meant he had to pass through the 10-yard-high concrete wall built by Israel around Bethlehem.

Deemed illegal under international law, Israel has nevertheless pressed on with its construction on the grounds that it deters suicide bombings and other security threats.

In the afternoon he spoke at the Aida refugee camp, one of several housing Palestinian families driven from their homes through the creation of Israel in the second half of the 20th century.

Israel had forced the organisers of the event at Aida to move the stage so it would not be dominated by the security wall but this did not stop the pontiff criticising the barrier.

“Towering over us … is a stark reminder of the stalemate that relations between Israelis and Palestinians seem to have reached – the wall,” the Pope said.

“In a world where more and more borders are being opened up – to trade, to travel, to movement of peoples, to cultural exchanges – it is tragic to see walls still being erected.”

Speaking after his visit, he issued a message of hope. “I have seen, adjoining the camp and overshadowing much of Bethlehem, the wall that intrudes into your territories, separating neighbours and dividing families,” he said.

“Although walls can easily be built, we all know that they do not last for ever. They can be taken down.”

Swine – God was right, very unclean to eat

Posted in Bible, Christianity, cults, Israel, Israeli, Jewish History, News, Old Testament, Religion, The Torah, Uncategorized, World News with tags , , , on April 30, 2009 by Michael Burks

With Swine flu spreading and taking it’s first American life; God was right, Swine is unclean. I myself trust the God of Israel and I always take his advice. He said swine was unclean and well, I agree with Him 100%.

This doesn’t shock me. Millions of us Gentiles disobey God daily and eat unclean animals. Churches even lead the way by misquoting what Paul actually taught and by lying about what Christ taught. We as people deserve this. When you mock God, see what happens?

     

  • When wild inhabited the woods.
    Psalms 80:13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

     

  • Unclean and not to be eaten.
    Leviticus 11:7-8 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

     

  • DESCRIBED AS
       

    • Fierce and ungenerous.
      Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

       

    • Filthy in its habits.
      2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

       

    • Destructive to agriculture.
      Psalms 80:13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

     

  • Fed upon husks.
    Luke 15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

     

  • Sacrificing of, and abomination.
    Isaiah 66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.

     

  • Kept in large herds.
    Matthew 8:30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

     

  • Herding of, considered as the greatest degradation to a Jew.
    Luke 15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

     

  • The Gergesenes punished for having.
    Matthew 8:31-32 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

     

  • The ungodly Jews condemned for eating.
    Isaiah 65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
    Isaiah 66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

     

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
       

    • The wicked.
      Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

       

    • Hypocrites.
      2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Happy Easter? Never, Easter is a Pagan ritual, enough said!

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Jewish History, New Testament, News, Old Testament, Religion, The Torah, Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 12, 2009 by Michael Burks

Sad millions of Christians are out giving thanks to a Pagan ritual today. Easter was, and always will be a Pagan day of worship.