The Day the Language Died

8 04 2013

Look closely at the attached picture of a Power Point slide from an US Army/Pentagon Army Reserve training presentation. Notice that every flag except one is Islamic (one is Jewish). Now notice the list. The first one on the list, Evangelical Christianity in the US. The third is ultra-orthodox Judaism. Later on down we find Catholicism, US.

Watch list

The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. (Update 4-17-13: A spokesman for the Army acknowledged the incident but denied it was Army policy. Army spokesman George Wright later said it was an isolated incident not condoned by the Dept. of the Army. And the slide, he said, was not produced by the Army nor did it reflect their policy or doctrine.)

This is the politically manipulative and ridiculous nonsense that has replaced truthful information about Islam and jihad. And the implications of it are quite ominous. Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism and “Islamophobia” are forms of “Religion Extremism” on par with al-Qaeda and Hamas? Then how long will it be before the Obama Administration goes to war against them, as it has repeatedly declared that it is at war with al-Qaeda?

Islamophobia is extremism? Consider the conclusive statistics in this article. Not a Single Muslim Has Died Due to Islamophobia: As the usual voices fault “our oversaturated Islamophobic environment” and “growing anti-Muslim hate,” they neglect to mention how rare it is for an actual or perceived Muslim to die in a hate crime. By the FBI’s count, 74 people were killed in hate crimes (“murder and nonnegligent manslaughter” in Table 4) from 2002 to 2011, but not a single one in an anti-Muslim incident. Indeed, the FBI lists no anti-Muslim fatalities since 1995, corresponding to the earliest report available.

Watch list 2

I see this as the death of our language. Words no longer mean what the dictionary says they mean. Even the definition of “extremist organizations” in a later slide in the same Army Reserve training cannot possible be applied with such a broad brush condemnation. Literally hundreds of millions of Catholics and evangelical Christians fall into this ridiculous list. However, it is worse than ridiculous, because this redefinition is intentional and it is well under way.

I don’t have enough space to detail the redefinition of “patriot”. But take the time to read this recent Editorial in the LA Times. For 250 years patriots have been held up as heroes of liberty. Now the term is un-righteously sullied by perverting language, and in a major newspaper. SHAME! The Editorial ends with this dire warning against “patriot groups”. These groups should be closely monitored, with resources adequate to the task, even if it means shifting some homeland security money from the hunt for foreign terrorists. Are you kidding me? I am not making this up. Take money from hunting foreign terrorists to hunt for patriots! Insanity.

Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, And equity cannot enter. Isaiah 59:14

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8


Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)



4 responses

8 04 2013
Steven L. Sherman

Noticeably absent from the list of “Religious Extremism” is Wahhabism of Saudi Arabia. 15 Saudis were directly involved in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Towers.


10 04 2013

Good point. Today it was announced that Saudis may qualify for special status to bypass airport checkpoints with certain clearances. This privilege is not offered to our closest friends like the UK.


10 04 2013
Steven L. Sherman

ICHABOD! The glory, the divine Presence and protection of this once great and godly nation of the United States of America has departed. In HIs wrath may He be merciful.


12 04 2013
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