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Submitted by Martin Horan (United Kingdom), Sep 12, 2013 at 06:10

The whole problem from the outset is that our liberal world does not seem to recognize when it's being duped. They do not understand how politicians change words to suit their own vocabulary.

Here are few examples: homosexual becomes "gay" (which used to be a synonym for joyful till militant homosexuals took the word to describe them), and anyone who disagress with militant homosexuality is a homophobe and anyone who looks at the Middle East objectively is a Zionist and Zionist becomes equated with evil. Every Jew is considered a Zionist (though countless millions of us Gentile Christians are Zionists--and we probably vastly outnumber Jewish ones). Churchianty is equated with Christianity (though the Vatican and Greek & Russian Orthodox churches persecuted Christians as well as Jews. Indeed, the Inquistion was created primarily to destroy Bible-believing Christianity. As "the Jews"--because the papacy, like the Nazis it later supported, never recognized Jews as individuals but all the same. That's in spite Paul's warnings in his New Testament book of Romans that God will punish anti-Semitism. No prizes then for understanding why the Catholic "Church" kept the Scriptures from the laity!) Mohammedanism has become Islam and Mohammedan became Molsem to eventually become Muslim. We even are now forced to used Moslem terms in English!

So, to cut a long story short, politicians and the media, play with words. Orwell showed that in his novel, Ninteen Eighty-Four, with his polit-speak. Orwell coined the phrase in his 1949 novel, and now we see polit-speak everywhere!

The Moslems themselves have a far more blatant version called Taqqiya. Taqqiya allows them to lie to infidels. This was used by Mohammad himself at Medina when he promised the people clemency if they opened their gates to his army. They did and all the people--except those women kept as sex slaves--were slaughtered. Of course the women were raped first.

Actually, Arafat boasted of that fact while he was signing a peace treaty with Israel at Camp David! He didn't know he was being recorded by an American journalist at the time. And the US media didn't push it, though it was reported on Christian sites. Of course the American media is pretty much like ours here in Britain. The are scared witless of offending the Moslems. And it's very easy to offend them. All you have to do is tell the truth.

We can never come to an understanding of truth--let alone defend it--until we get a handle on this inability to recognize when words are being manipulated to fit an already held paradigm. As Moslems have done this for centuries--via their Taqqiya--it is so ingrained into their way of thinking. It very likely has much to do with their emotional outlook on life--an outlook which we Westerners, three or four decades ago, considered puerile and stupid. As our media and politicians themselves these days wouldn't recognize a blatant lie if punched them hard in the face, it would take a century or more of hammering logic into our schoolchildren to reverse the trend.

However, it's now too late for that.

Sadly, the West--and amazingly Israel too, as far as I can see--perpetrate a great myth. It is a blatant myth to anyone who knows anything about the Middle East. It is a myth born of word play. It is the myth of "Palestine." It was a name given to the land of Israel by the Romans. The indigenous people of that land were never called "Palestinians." The New Testament shows that the indigenous people even under Roman rule, only ever called themselves Jews and Israelites. Jesus did as did His apostles. A cursory glance at the New Testment shows that.

When the Jews--at least the overwhelming majority of them--were driven out of their land by the Romans, the remaining Jews ended up calling themselves "Palestinians." (The same as the people of Cymru, Eire and Alba started to call themselves by the names our English conquerors called us: Welsh, Irish and Scots.) When the Jews eventually returned to their land--prophesied in the Old and New Testaments, even by Christ Himself--they called it by its original name (as Welsh, Irish and Scottish nationalists tend to call our Celtic nations). The only place that was ever Palestine (Filistia, in the original) was in the region of the Lebanon. The Romans, and the Romans alone, renamed Israel "Palestine" because the true Palistinians were enemies of the Jews, as were the Romans. From the outset, Israel being called "Palestine" was a lie.

However, when the Jews started to return to the land God promised them, they called themselves by the name the world then knew them as--"Palestinians". No Arab ever called themselves Palestinians. The name was so repugnant to them that they sent a delagation to the UN in the 1950s (note the date) complaining that the term "Palestine" was a Zionist myth. The Arabs said that! They didn't call themselves "Palestinians" till the birth of the PLO. They pulled Taqqiya out of the hat then and people--uninformed and ignorant people--swallowed the lie.

Sadly this lie is further hammered into the minds of people by the repetition of the term "Palestine". There is one way to attempt to reverse the trend and I wish Jewish and Israeli commentators would pick up on it, as there are Christian writers who have done this for decades. Whenever they use the term Palestine, they should put it in inverted-commas, as I always do.

It would make people start asking why it is in quotation marks and it may get them to check up on why it is. It's a way of pointing back to the truth. Would people rush to check it? No! But some would, and it would be a start at exposing a lie.

Interesting, there are men like Wallid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist, who is now a Christian, who often publicly exposes this lie, as does Arab American Christian journalist, Joseph Farah. So does JD Farag, a former Moslem and pastor. He is half-Egyptian and half "Palestinian" but he makes it clear that there are no such people as "Palestinians."

These men are courageous. To apostasize from Islam, warrants the death penalty. These men are open about their faith and they are open about their suppport of Israel. They show their faces and they speak publicly. Mark Gabriel--a former cairo IMAM--and his wife Brigitte, a Lebanese Christian and a journalist also expose this lie.

You can Google all of these people. Their books are on Amazon. Mr Shoebat & Pastor Farag are also on YouTube. We all have much to learn from them. They tell us what our Westen media either doesn't want us to know or is too afraid to tell us.

Honest people in the West need to be woken up. One way they can be, is by learning from these Arabs who are laying their lives on the line to expose the curse of Islamic lies and myths.


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