Is The President’s Plan to Send The National Guard to the Border “Morally Irresponsible and Dangerously Ineffective?”

4/19/18 – Cheyenne, WY: By Captain Frank Tryon, U.S. Navy, Retired.

Last week I came across an article in the Catholic News Service reporting that the Bishop of El Paso and the Bishop of San Antonio were criticizing President Donald J. Trump’s decision to send the National Guard to help secure our Border with Mexico.  In fact El Paso’s Commission on Migration said the plan was “morally irresponsible and dangerously ineffective.”

Why is our President’s plan to strengthen our border security “morally irresponsible” and the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) “dialoguing” with the Islamic Society of North America and the Islamic Circle of North America, both of which are very closely associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, a designated terrorist organization, morally upright?

What are the leaders of the Catholic Church in this country thinking?  I used to believe the Bishops were very well educated, sound thinking people who believed in “truth, justice, and the American way”.  However, their failure to recognize the terrorist roots of their dialogue partners, whose goals seem to be to open our borders to drugs, gang members like MS-13, and human trafficking is astonishing. The “dialoging” partners  have, for years, been making it easier for illegal immigrants, many of them criminals, to flee their own countries, cross our borders, and take advantage of the benefits of the United States that are paid for by honest, hard working, tax-paying citizens.

This leads me once again to conclude that the Bishops are suffering from what William Kilpatrick, in his excellent September 25, 2017 article in Crisis Magazine, called “the normalization of delusional thinking.”

Where was the Bishops’ opposition to the National Guard on the border when President George W. Bush sent the “Guard” to the border in  2006 for “Operation Jump Start,” or when President Barack Hussein Obama sent the “Guard” to the border in July 2010 for “Operation Phalanx?”

The only other explanation for the opposition to this absolutely lawful, precedented, and necessary reinforcement of the Border Patrol is that this is another incipient and disgraceful move to overturn the election of 2016 and oppose the Administration of Donald Trump by either getting him impeached and thrown out of office or to force him to resign.

Do our Bishops believe, along with the people who don’t like Trump inside the Beltway, that it’s offensive that he won? Did they also want Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Socialist/so-called Progressive? Do they want President Trump gone and his presidency over, despite the many great things he’s already done for the nation?

Why is this step to defend our borders and protect the citizens of this country considered “morally irresponsible?”

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Stealth Jihad And the Manipulation of Christianity by Islam.

4/6/18: CHEYENNE, WY – By: Captain Frank Tryon, (U.S. Navy Retired), and Anthony J. Sacco, JD.

The recent meetings between members of our local Catholic community and Muslims in Cheyenne, are of major concern.

Frank asked one member of this group what his background was that enabled him to participate in these meetings. He told Frank he had no specific background and knew very little about Islam. This is most dangerous, not only to our Cheyenne Catholic community but to our local community in general, Christians and non-Christians. Given the incredible amount of public information available about the religion of Islam and about Muslim organizations operating in the United States, it seems impossible that anybody, but especially bishops of the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations, could be so uninformed.

It’s also dangerous because of the stated WRITTEN goals of the Muslim organizations that the Catholic church has chosen to “dialogue” with. As noted writer and Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, Robert R. Reilly has written in The Catholic Thing, The Muddled Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, Monday, March 21, 2016: “The problems are several: Like most Americans, the Bishops know almost nothing about Islam. Therefore, they don’t understand the context in which their Muslim interlocutors are speaking. As a result, they engage in mirror imaging, i.e. viewing and understanding Muslims as the good Bishops understand themselves. A big mistake. See also the series of articles about this subject in http://www.myturntosoundoff.wordpress.com, co-authored by Frank and Anthony.

This kind of thinking, i.e. mirror imaging, was exemplified by Catholic Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan’s visit to the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in Tompkinsville, on Staten Island in late 2013. The Cardinal asserted the astonishing proposition that Catholics and Muslims pray to the same God. This is another of those liberal platitudes which, on the surface, sounds good, but once it is examined, it is seen as a very broad generalization, which quickly breaks down. Muslims deny the Holy Trinity. They also deny that Jesus is the Son of God. They deny the crucifiction of Jesus and a multitude of other Catholic beliefs common to all Christians.

Cardinal Dolan also said that Catholics and Muslims share a mutual love of marriage and the family. Nothing could be further from the truth. While Catholics do value marriage and the family, and view marriage as one of its Seven Sacraments, Muslims look upon marriage as simply a contract designed to meet the sexual desires of men.

A Muslim man can have as many as four wives, and both the wives and children are regarded as property, a view that was abandoned over a hundred years ago by law in the West, and by Christians around the world. According to hadith sources, Muhammad married Aisha when she was only six years old and consummated that marriage when she was nine. Although it was not common, apparently it was not looked upon as a form of pedophilia, as it is today, and since Muhammad is looked upon as the ideal man in the Koran, it is a practice not condemned by Muslims. In fact, in Iran, lawmakers are  now seeking to have the age of marriage lowered from thirteen to nine.

Also, married Muslim men are able to murder any female family member they think sullied the family ‘s honor. These “honor” killings are protected under Sharia law, which many Muslims in the United States are now demanding as a duel system of law here.

And then there is the matter of religious freedom, a concept which is not accepted or respected under Islam. Any Muslim who leaves the Islamic religion can be murdered, and will not be prosecuted under Sharia law. How is this “religious freedom?” See William Kilpatrick’s excellent article in the New Oxford Review, Has the Church in the U.S. Succumbed to the Charms of  Islam? January 2014. For all of these reasons Islam and Christianity are two separate and distinct religions.

Stealth Jihad is the process of spreading Islam by means of cultural rather than armed warfare. As many of us know, Islam has tried twice before in human history, to conquer the world for Allah. It has failed militarily, so now it is turning to this new tactic. While Bishops practice mirror imaging and may regard their Muslim counterparts as “dialogue partners,” it is quite likely that their Islamic partners regard them as pawns in the very serious game of  Islamic expansion now going on throughout the world, and especially in the West.

 

The Colonization of the United States – Again: The Religious Front.

3/26/18: CHEYENNE, WY – By: Captain Frank Tryon, (U.S. Navy Retired), and Anthony J. Sacco, JD.
On March 16th, 2018, we posted that the United States is currently engaged in defending itself on two fronts against an Islamic offensive aimed at turning our nation into a sharia law colony without firing a shot.
The two fronts are the political front and the religious front. In that article, we described the battle raging on the Political Front, and Janet Levy’s article in American Thinker, October 8, 2017, entitled “Muslim Brotherhood: Political Infiltration on Steroids,” and we said, “It is no secret that the reason [all these] Muslims are running for office as Democrats is because the misguided leaders of the Democrat Party in this country have wholeheartedly welcomed Islamics, both legal and illegal, with open arms.” This week we will describe the battle raging on the Religious Front. Here are some pertinent facts:
  1. On February 8, 2016, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)announced the launching of a National Catholic – Muslim Dialogue.
  2. Archbishop  Blase Joseph Cupich, the liberal ninth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, was named the Catholic Co-Chair, although his qualifications to lead such an endeavor were not described.

One of the dialoguing partners with the Catholic Church is the Islamic Society of North America. Based in Plainfield, Indiana, it is a Muslim umbrella group, described in the media as the largest Muslim organization in North America, and its annual national convention is generally regarded as the largest yearly gathering of American Muslims. Rather ominous is the fact that it is also an important front organization of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.

What’s wrong with that? Well, nothing if you know, but don’t care or don’t take seriously that the Muslim Brotherhood has declared the United States an enemy state.

This Muslim Brotherhood, outlawed in Egypt and several other countries, has published its mission in North America as “a process of settlement, a Civilization-jihadist process of conquest from within, without firing a shot.” Here’s a direct quote of its mission:

“The Ikhwan (the brothers belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood), must understand that their work in America [a dar al Harb – house of war country] is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except by those who choose to slack. . . . ”

Given this mission statement and the incredible amount of public information available about the religion of Islam, and about Muslim organizations in the United States, including the List of Unindicted Co-conspirators put together as a result of the litigation that took place a few years ago in the United States District Court for The District of Texas – Dallas Division, it would seem to be naïve and possibly even self-destructive to believe that we in the West and especially in the United States – we Christians – can dialogue with the followers of Islam. The fantastic difference in worldview is, by itself, a reason why this will not work. Indeed, every day in Muslim countries – the dar al Islam nations – the competitive cry of the Dhuhr, the second Muslim prayer of the day can be heard:  “Allahu Akbar! Our God is greatest.”

For several years, Catholics and other Christians have been told that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam; that Islam is a religion of peace. “To state otherwise you will be maligned as bigoted, Islamophobic, or prejudiced,” says Timothy D. Lusch, in his excellent April 2017 article, The U.S. Bishops’ Catholic-Muslim Dialogue. “Our collective witness of Muslim-perpetrated beheadings, bombings, mass shootings, vehicular assaults of crowds of bystanders, gang rapes, infibulation of young girls, burning alive of captives, and slaying of Catholic priests at Mass is explained away as an enigmatic nexus of mental illness and the ever-popular yet undefinable ‘violent extremism.’ One expects to hear this sort of thing from a religiously ignorant news media. But, as practicing Catholics, to hear it from our church hierarchy is disconcerting. One expects more from a highly educated clerical class.”

So we come to more recent times here in Cheyenne, where a group of local Catholics and Muslims spent eight weeks recently in an interfaith dialogue that produced “a greater understanding of similarities between the two faiths, (sic)” stated one of the facilitators, during which, he said they talked candidly about “the fear that too often blocked understanding.”

And they claimed that the more they learned the more similarities they saw in their texts and practices. But not mentioned, and probably left undiscussed, probably because this, if discussed, would produce a fear of the truth that would end the dialogue) was the fact that Islamic scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, UNLESS the purpose of lying is to “smooth over differences” or “gain the upper-hand over an enemy.” And that there are several forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, the best known being TAQIYYA.  These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause of Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

In view of this, did these Catholic facilitators consider this aspect of Islamic relations and its possibly destructive effect upon dialogue between Islam and Christian religions?

is it really true that “both religions share the same values of life, justice and caring for fellow human beings, especially those less fortunate, when Christians, Kurds, and others considered ‘infidels’ and ‘unbelievers’ in Muslim lands are offered three choices: convert to Islam, pay a tax to live there until they are told they can no longer live there, or die?

If not true and if TAQIYYA was not considered, it would be absolutely amazing that any Christians, but especially our Christian leaders, if informed, would advocate acceptance of anything said by Muslims.

 

The “Colonization” of the United States – Again: The Political Front.

CHEYENNE, WY – By: Captain Frank Tryon, (U.S. Navy Retired) and Anthony J. Sacco, JD.

The United States is currently engaged in defending itself on two fronts against an Islamic offensive aimed at turning our nation into a sharia law colony without firing a shot. The two fronts are the political front and the religious front.

Regarding the battle raging on the Political Front, Janet Levy’s article in American Thinker, October 8, 2017, entitled “Muslim Brotherhood Political Infiltration on Steroids”, is enlightening. She states the following facts:

  1. In 2014, the United States Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) was formed as a political party for Muslims living here and it is the first religious political party in our history.
  2. In 2015, the so-called Justice, Education and Technology Policy Advocacy Center (JetPac) was formed as a public call for Muslims living here to immerse themselves in local politics.
  3. In furtherance of this Islamic offensive, several Muslims have announced their intention of running for public office.

a) Tahirah Amatul-Wadud an Islamic operative, intends to run for governor of the Socialist Republic of Massachusetts.

b) Deedra Abboud is seeking the Democrat nomination to the U.S. Senate in Arizona. She has ties to CAIR, and the Arizona and Muslim American Society. BOTH groups are fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, a confirmed terrorist organization.

c) Abdul El-Sayed, is running for governor of Michigan. He has strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, and is endorsed by Linda Sarsour, an advocate for the Hamas initiative for the boycott, divestment, and sanctioning of Israel. She is the activist who played a major role in pressuring the NYPD to discontinue surveillance of mosques and other Muslim organizations post 9/11, thus shutting down our intelligence eyes and ears to what mosques are doing by way of recruitment of radical Islamics. She is also a close friend of Huma Abedin, who was a very close associate of Hillary Clinton until recently, and who is also connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.

d) Nadeem Mazen, following his time as a Cambridge, MA city councilman, announced his plans to run for the Congressional seat in Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District. If Muslim tactics have been followed, this District has more than likely been populated by Muslims moving there from other places in the country and from Muslim nations. If elected, he will join two already elected Muslims; Keith Hakim Ellison (D-MN) and Andre Carson (D-IN).

e) Abshir Omar is running for the Des Moins, Iowa city council and if elected, will represent the city’s southwest side, where Muslims have congregated. He is running as a Democrat Socialist, if there is such a thing. Omar is a CAIR official.

It is no secret that the reason all these Muslims are running for office as Democrats is because the leaders of the Democrat Party in this country have wholeheartedly welcomed Islamics, both legal and illegal, with open arms.

It is also no secret that Islamic scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, UNLESS the purpose of lying is to “smooth over differences” or “gain the upper-hand over an enemy.” There are several forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, the best known being TAQIYYA.  These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause of Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

Therefore, it is absolutely amazing that Americans anywhere in the country, but especially our leaders, if informed, should advocate acceptance of or voting for a Muslim candidate for any office. Yet, the American advocacy of “fairness” has apparently been operating in various places, and Muslims are being elected to office by misguided voters, thus assisting the success of this Muslim political offensive, “without firing a shot.”

 

 

 

Dialoging with Muslims? To What End?

3/6/18: CHEYENNE, WY – By Captain Frank Tryon, Jr., (U.S. Navy Retired), and Anthony J. Sacco, JD.

The more we read and study the literature surrounding the Catholic-Muslim dialogue, which is touted as having been authorized by Nostra Aetate, a document of Vatican II back in 1962, the more confused we become.

That dialogue is currently taking place. We cannot find a set of clear goals or expectations to be gained by Christians from this dialogue. As for Muslims? Islam has long entertained the idea of conquering the world for Allah. In fact, they have tried it twice before in History, but were narrowly defeated, at great cost, by the West. They are attempting it again, but this time by non-military means; destruction of Western civilization from within. They call it “Hijrah – the take over of a nation without going to war.

They have learned well from History. And from their Koran. Muslims have learned to divide the world into “dar al Islam” (house of Islam), and “dar al Harb” (house of war). House of Islam means the territories of the world that have accepted sharia law and now live under it. House of War means those countries that have not accepted sharia law.

In Great Britain, the Islamic tactic is far along; eight of the largest cities in that nation are now controlled by England’s four million Muslims. That’s four million people out of a population of approximately sixty-six million. That was accomplished with the inadvertent help of the European Union’s Open Borders policy. No wonder the people of Great Britain are now attempting to get their leaders to withdraw England from that organization.

Here in the United States, the Islamic tactic is slowly succeeding. America is a target, and there are already numerous cities here where Islamic and sharia victories have taken place.  One needs only to drive through the state of Michigan to confirm that for oneself. And as regards terrorism, in the past twenty years every instance of terrorism except one – the one in Oklahoma – has been carried out by Muslims

The Islamic and Christian worldviews are very different. So our questions are these: how can these dialogues bring our two worldviews closer together? And, if our leaders understood Islam and sharia law better, why would they want to?

Certainly, many Catholic Christians have already accomplished an understanding of the evil of Islam. It’s time our leaders caught up.

The Catholic Church and Dialoging with Non-Christian Religions – Specifically, Islam.

 

2/28/18 – CHEYENNE, WY: Captain Frank H. Tryon, Jr., U.S. Navy Retired.

Leaders of the Catholic Church claim that in 1965, the Vatican II document “Nostra Aetate” (Latin for In our Time) gave the Church the authority to conduct dialogues with non-Christian religions and “urges its members to enter with prudence and charity into discussion and collaboration with members of other religions.” [1] This document of Vatican II was formulated and aimed at beginning a dialogue between Christianity and Judaism, to eliminate anti-Semitism in any of its many forms.

But how can discussions between Christians and Islamics be prudent when “like most Americans, the Bishops know almost nothing about Islam?  Therefore, they don’t understand the context in which their Muslim interlocutors are speaking.  As a result, they engage in mirror imaging, i.e., understanding Muslims as the good bishops understand themselves.”[2]

Additionally, what justification can be offered by the Church for dialoguing with front organizations of the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the most fundamental and violent organizations in the world?  That organization, founded in 1928 in Cairo, Egypt,  has been listed as a terror organization on the U.S. Terror List for years, and, because of its use of violence to accomplish its objectives, has been outlawed by at least one other government, the government of Egypt.

The Brotherhood’s stated goal is . . . “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”[3]

To say that this (attempting a dialogue with Muslims) is delusional thinking is understating the significance of what we are opening ourselves to.

[1] Undated document from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/ecumenical-and-interreligious/

[2] Reilly, Robert, The Catholic Thing, “The muddled Catholic-Muslim ‘Dialogue”  https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2016/03/21/the-muddled-catholic-muslim-dialogue/print

[3] Center for Security Policy: Muslim Brotherhood’s 1991 Explanatory Memorandum, The General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America: “Unlike in the Middle East, where HAMAS’ Gaza operation confronts Israel kinetically and constantly, inside the U.S., the preferred method thus far has been “civilization jihad” – the stealthy, subversive use of infiltration, subversion and deception to pursue the destruction of the pillars of American society ‘from within.’ By posing as ‘moderate’ Islamic alternatives to the vicious violence of the likes of al Qaeda, the Islamic State or Taliban, the U.S. Brotherhood front groups have enjoyed remarkable success in advancing this agenda.”

Building Bridges to Nowhere: The Futility of an Interfaith Dialogue With Islam.

NOTE: Recently, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle carried an article which is extremely important to Christian Wyomingites. The article is an excellent example of the wishful thinking displayed by liberals, both in the local Catholic Church and in the local media, and it spotlights the futility of an interfaith dialogue between leaders of the Christian religion and the Islamic religion. In his second article for this blog, Frank Tryon explains why.

2/23/18: CHEYENNE, WY – Captain Frank H. Tryon, U.S. Navy, Retired: On Sunday, February 11, 2018, there appeared in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle an article entitled “Cheyenne Catholics and Muslims learn faiths are not so different.” Will there be some kind of article or report to the congregations of our local religious groups summarizing the results of these hitherto relatively quiet meetings?

The following website contains a four-page table of theological/doctrinal comparison between Christianity and Islam.  http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Bible/Christianity-Islam-chart.htm. I have included  a sample of the chart just to pique your interest and hope that you will be interested enough to visit that site and view the entire chart. But here is just one statement from it: “Although Islam and Christianity seem to have certain points of doctrine in common, there is an enormous difference between them, not only in beliefs about salvation, forgiveness and Jesus Christ but in many other areas affecting daily life, human behavior and attitudes.”

I have included a sample of the chart just to pique your interest and hope that you will be interested enough to visit that site and view the entire chart.

Term Christianity Islam
Date Founded Approx. 30 AD (CE) 622 AD (CE)
Founders, Leaders Jesus, Peter, Paul Muhammad
Where Founded Palestine (Israel) Arabian Peninsula
Major Branches Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant Sunni, Shiite
Bible The inspired and inerrant word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16). Consists of Hebrew scriptures of Judaism (Old Testament); and later writings recording the lives and teachings of Jesus and his followers (New Testament). Respected word of the prophets but the Bible has been corrupted through the centuries and is only correct in so far as it agrees with the Koran. (3:78)
Koran (Qur’an) The work of Muhammad. It is not inspired, nor is it scripture. There is no verification for its accurate transmission from the originals. The final revelation of God to all of mankind given through the archangel Gabriel to Muhammad over a 23 year period. It is without error and guarded from error by Allah. Accepts the Christian Bible (2:136, 4:163, 10:94)
Basic Doctrine Creed (Apostle’s or Nicene – One God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). We are sinners, but God loves us, Jesus died for us; believe in him and you are saved. (John 3:16) Six Articles of Faith (No God but Allah, angels, sacred books (Torah, Psalms, New Testament, Koran), prophets, day of judgement, Allah’s predestination
Major Sacred Rituals or Practices Baptism, Communion (Eucharist) Five Pillars: prayer, pilgrimage to Mecca, fasting, confession of faith, almsgiving and charity (to Muslims only)
Religious Law or Commands Ten Commandments (Ex 20:1-17), Greatest commandment (love God, love others – Mark 12:29-31), Great commission (make disciples of all nations, baptize them, teach them. – Matt 28:19-20) Sharia (Islamic Law) regulates every aspect of a Muslim’s devotional and personal life as well as the governing of Islamic nations. Also specifies harsh punishments for crimes

 While this chart does make explicit some theological/doctrinal similarities and differences, it does not come close to examining the political and religiously fundamental aspects of Islam’s penetration of our country.  To the best of my knowledge, neither did the group of Muslims and Christians who met in Cheyenne, and whose efforts were described in the article referenced above.  Some questions that could have been asked, but probably weren’t are:  Who funds the Cheyenne Islamic Center and Mosque?  What Muslim organizations are associated with the Cheyenne Islamic Center and Mosque?  What Muslim organizations receive monetary support from the Cheyenne Islamic Center and Mosque?

These questions are important because there is so much more to Islam than simply the religious and doctrinal aspects that were presumably addressed in the meetings described in the article.  And in light of the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial and list of approximately twenty-nine Islamic organizational and approximately three hundred (300) Islamic individual leaders of Islamic organizations it is important to know if we are knowingly or unknowingly supporting HAMAS or similar terrorist organizations.

Once again I commend to your reading  “An Explanatory Memorandum On The General Strategic Goal For The Group In North America” This document lays out the strategic actions that the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States has taken, is taking, or will take to infiltrate American institutions and destroy the United States from within.

And also for your reading enjoyment In the September 25, 2017 issue of Crisis Magazine (also available on the web, under its’ title), William Kilpatrick wrote an article entitled “The Normalization of Delusional Thinking” in which he says: “The textual, historical, and statistical evidence that Islam is an aggressive religion is overwhelming, but very few are will to look at it.  On the one side, you have a ton of had evidence, and on the other side, you have ten megatons of wishful thinking, priests, prime ministers, and Hollywood celebrities assuring us that Islam is more peaceful than Christianity, more feminist than Gloria Steinem, and more caring than the Red Cross.”