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NYC Terror: Victims of Diversity and Sign of the Times
The horror of Islamist terrorism enveloped a bike path in lower Manhattan in New York City on October 31st 2017. It was a beautiful, sunny fall day when the worst terror attack in New York City since 9-11 killed eight and injured fifteen more. Sayfullo Saipov, a Muslim immigrant from Uzbekistan, rented a truck from a New Jersey Home Depot and drove it onto the bike path adjacent to the Westside Highway. There he accelerated to 50 mph as he mowed down defenseless bicyclists and pedestrians. The images were gruesome. The scene of the carnage was littered with crumpled bicycles and the mangled bodies of 14 innocent victims, six of them dead where they lay and two more who were so grievously injured that they died enroute to the hospital.
What the mainstream media won’t tell you is that the 14 victims had been sacrificed on the liberal altar of diversity and that the rise of Islamist violence in America is an end time sign. They were run over by a Muslim who was let into this country under the Permanent Diversity Visa Program, also known as the “Schumer Program” after its chief sponsor, US Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat from New York. More on that later.
Saipov’s attack was not the first act of Islamist terrorism on American soil perpetrated by a Muslim who entered the country under a Diversity Visa. On July 4th, 2002, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, an immigrant from Egypt who used the Diversity Program to get into the U.S, entered the Los Angeles International Airport and walked up to the El Al ticket counter before pulling two Glock pistols and shooting at the 90 passengers standing in line. El Al is the national airline of Israel. Before being killed by an armed security agent he shot and killed a customer service agent who was standing behind the counter. He then turned his weapons on the passengers huddled nearby killing a 46-year-old passenger and wounding four others.
Saipov was “pleased” with the fear and terror he brought to Lower Manhattan and was unapologetic about his actions. He bragged from his hospital bed that his jihad slaughter “would have continued to mow down pedestrians near the World Trade Center.” He told police that he would have continued the slaughter had his truck not been disabled after he rammed a school bus with children on board. He was stopped only after a NYPD officer shot him while he was brandishing a paintball gun and a pellet gun.
His victim’s only offense was being infidels in a country he hated. He left notes pledging allegiance to ISIS in the truck. Sayfullo means “sword of Allah.”
Saipov fled the disabled truck yelling “Allahu Akbar,” the Islamist war cry called the Takbir in Arabic. It means “God is greater” than the infidel’s god. It was originated by the prophet Mohammed as he prepared to attack the peaceful Jews of the Khaibar oasis in Arabia in 628 CE. As he began the battle he shouted “Allahu Akbar” to spur on his army and frighten his Jewish victims.
The Takbir were the last words heard on the flight recorder on Flight 93 – a domestic passenger flight that crashed into a Pennsylvania field killing 40 passengers and crew. It was hijacked by four al-Qaeda terrorists as part of the September 11 attacks. It was only prevented from being crashed into the US Capitol building by the heroic actions of the passengers and crew who fought the hijackers for control of the aircraft. Mohamed Atta had advised his fellow 9/11 hijackers to “Shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because it strikes fear in the hearts of the infidels.”
Saipov was following the dictates of Islam where it commands Muslims to fight unbelievers until Islam dominates the world. Examples include the following surahs from the Qur’an: 3:85: “The Order to fight until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief in Islam)…”; 5:48: “… Allah’s Apostle said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people (unbelievers) until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah…”; “And fight them until there is no more fitnah (unbelief in Islam) and the religion is all for Allah”; 3:151: “It is he (Allah) who has sent his Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth (i.e. Islam), in order for it to be dominant over ALL other religions, even though the Mushrikoon (disbelievers) hate it.”
The extent of Islamist infiltration of our nation is evident in Saipov’s background. As described by one pundit, “Saipov had listed an address in Paterson, NJ. Paterson, known to the locals as ‘Paterstine’ for its sizable Islamic community, is where the PLO terror flag flies over City Hall and where Islamic terrorist sympathizers celebrated after their compatriots murdered thousands on 9/11…Paterson is also where 6 of the 9/11 hijackers lived…Saipov reportedly rented the truck used in the attack in Jersey City. That’s where the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 rented the van they used in (that) attack. And Jersey City was where some of the terrorists lived. And it’s where Muslims were caught celebrating the September 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocents on 9/11.”
The attack by Saipov was almost identical to previous vehicle ramming attacks by Islamist terrorists worldwide ranging from the US and Canada to Europe and Israel. They include: Chapel Hill, NC; Columbus, OH; Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec; Edmonton, Alberta; Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; London, UK; Stockholm, Sweden; Paris, Nice, Dijon and Nantes, France; Graz, Austria; and Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem, Israel.
Saipov was in the United States because of the liberal push for diversity. In 1965 the late Senator Ted Kennedy, Democrat from MA, sponsored an immigration law that has brought over 59 million foreigners to America. Critics charge that Democrats realized that they were never going to convince the majority of Americans to agree with them. Cynically, they realized that people in most other countries of the world already agreed with them so the solution was obvious.
Kennedy and his fellow globalist Democrats swore up and down that the new law would not change the country’s demographic. He said at the time “the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset…(and) no immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge.” Kennedy’s bald-faced lie opened the floodgates for immigrants who are nothing like the people already living here. The 1965 act brought in the poorest of the poor from around the globe. Non-English-speaking, uneducated, unskilled peasants from backward cultures could be counted on to be dependent on government assistance for generations. Those beholding to the government overwhelmingly vote Democrat. Kennedy’s immigrants are no different, voting 8-2 for Democrats.
Minorities, once about ten percent of the voting electorate, now constitute nineteen percent – easily enough to swing elections to the Democrat side. Analysis shows that without Kennedy’s immigration law Obama never would have been elected. He beat Romney in 2012 by less than 5 million votes in a presidential election in which about 125 million votes were cast. More than 30 million of Obama’s votes came from the very folks who arrived under Kennedy’s immigration law.
Major corporations determined to keep importing cheap labor, and Democrats gloating how post-1965 immigration would yield a voting base that would prevent Republicans from winning elections anywhere in the country, cheekily derided the public’s gullibility over fears of this new wave of immigrants and the changes they would force on America. With this new demographic elated Democrats could then do whatever they want.
The truth is in the numbers. In 1970, there were virtually no Somalis in the United States. In the past 25 years more than 80,000 Somali refugees, nearly all Muslims, have been imported – more than half of those since 9/11. Headlines out of Minnesota, a state hard hit by the influx of Somalis, are revealing: “Minnesota ISIS terror suspect pleads guilty to conspiracy,” “February trial date set for Minnesota ISIS terror suspects,” “The Twin Cities have an ISIS problem.” “Mall knife attack spotlights Minnesota tensions with Somali immigrants.”
In 1960, there were about 200,000 Muslims in the U.S., according to a study in the International Journal of Environmental Science and Development. Estimates vary, but it is believed that there are between 3.3 and 6 million Muslims here today. Muslims are expected to surpass Jews as the second-largest religion in America in about two decades. While the majority of Muslim immigrants want no part of Islamist extremism a sizeable segment refuses to assimilate into American culture.
An August 2011 public opinion survey of Muslim Americans by the Pew Research Center revealed 21 percent of Muslim Americans have a great deal to a fair amount of support for extremism. One in five Muslim Americans believe terrorism is a legitimate tactic to address whatever wrongs they believe they are suffering. That equates to between 630,000 and 1.2 million people in our midst who support terrorism. It is from this group that Islamist terrorist attacks in the homeland emanate. Most of them wouldn’t be here except for Kennedy and Schumer.
Our liberal elites and moral betters callously and cynically gambled with the lives of Americans with their inane immigration laws. It was Schumer who stood up on the Senate floor in 2006 to say that he witnessed the benefits of the Diversity Visa Program while riding his bike around New York City. “As a Member of the House, I helped create this program, which my colleague, Senator Kennedy, created in the Senate in 1990.” In May 2006 Schumer continued to gush while opposing an amendment that he said would end the original purpose of the diversity visa program. “So this is an excellent program. Nobody has said it has done a bad job,” Schumer said. He continued, “It is really based on the idea of new seed … So I plead with my colleagues, keep the diversity visa program …”
A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office said the State Department`s inspector general warned in 2003 that the Diversity Visa Program posed a significant risk to national security and recommended it be closed to people from countries on the U.S. list of state terrorism sponsors. Yet the clueless Schumer continued to shamelessly gush, “As I ride my bike around New York City on the weekends, I see what immigrants do for America. This program has dramatically helped.” It is lucky for Schumer he was not riding his bike on the West Side Highway bike path when one of his Muslim immigrants decided to find his Islamic voice and kill infidels.
Kennedy was no less effusive in his praise of Diversity Visas: “The program attracts immigrants who exhibit the qualities we most value: ambition, courage, initiative and a desire to work hard to make a better life for themselves and their families.” Really? Qualities we most value? Like a homicidal religious hatred of America and innocent infidels coupled with the cowardly desire to run them over with a truck in support of ISIS?
What prophetic implications do these events have? First, the progression of disturbing news stories like the NYC terrorist attack is not random and inconsequential. They foreshadow remarkable trends that will change everything familiar to us as we near the end of the age. Events are unfolding that will eventually culminate in the destruction of the Western world’s way of life. The penultimate event will be the rapture that will shatter the foundations of government in the West.
When millions of Christians, the salt and light of our nation, are removed “in the twinkling of an eye…” (1 Corinthians 15:52) “to meet Jesus in the clouds… so we will always be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:17) it will leave our nation so weakened, confused and in such turmoil that the numerous enemies that have been salivating over the chance to destroy the United States will not hesitate to strike. The post-rapture destruction of America is very likely why there is no clear reference to the United States in end time prophecy.
Second, the globalist impulses evident in the machinations of Kennedy, Schumer and their liberal ilk are symptoms of broader satanic machinations designed to prepare the world for the rise of the Antichrist following the rapture. There is a reason why President George H.W. Bush, as far back as 1991, glowingly cheered the arrival of “a new world order” as he addressed a Joint Session of Congress. It is also the reason why every president after Reagan pushed globalist policies including pandering to and privileging Islam at the expense of Christianity in America.
Third, the rise of terrorism and other forms of violence as we near the end of the age was prophesied by Jesus and Biblical prophets over 2,000 years ago. In Mat 24:10-14 it was prophesied“…Because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most will grow cold…” Paul warned us in 2 Tim. 3:1-6, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves…unholy, unloving, unforgiving…without self control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…”
The political Left is engaged in a wide-ranging battle to minimize the influence of Christianity in American culture. Toward that end they have waged an aggressive campaign to eliminate all references to Christmas and Easter from the public square. The Left is anti-Christian because it understands that the Christian ethic has made America great by providing the basis for the nation’s economics, politics, and social order. Christianity has infused the American character with the virtues of self-reliance, accountability, and individuality. All of these elements must be deconstructed if the leftist dream of a radically transformed America is to become a reality.
Diversity is part of that deconstruction effort. The focus on diversity has become its own god. Diversity itself is worshipped rather than the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who created that diversity. The liberal emphasis on diversity tends to highlight our differences. When diversity is made into an idol we become self-centered and divisive. That was Satan’s original intent in creating in the minds of godless liberals the concept that diversity for its own sake is a desirable goal.
Under the liberal view of diversity every difference is treated as sacred. Selfishness rules and oneness in the body of Christ is sacrificed in favor of individual preference. In contrast, God is more concerned with unity. Galatians 3:28 says, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” God is saying that our differences are not what should define the children of God. We must be willing to set diversity aside in favor of unity in spirit. Jesus’ passionate prayer in John 17:22 shows that His desire for His disciples was that “they may be one as you and I are one.”
More troubling, some try to use diversity as an excuse to justify immorality including homosexuality. While we all have different sin strongholds we cannot allow unrepentant sin to continue under the guise of diversity. The diversity God created is good; sin can indeed be diverse but God has nothing to do with it.
By dividing our nation Satan weakens it with the ultimate goal of destroying the U.S. because the biggest impediment to the rise of globalism is a Christian United States. That is why godless secular progressive liberals are so keen on destroying America. America must be eliminated, or at least weakened sufficiently, so that the globalist impulse to eliminate national borders and subordinate national sovereignty to the UN, or some other globalist entity yet to emerge, can proceed unimpeded.
America has had a supernatural target on her back since being birthed amid Judeo-Christian principles in the American Revolution. And since there is no clear mention of America in Biblical prophecy I believe our once great but now faltering nation must be brought low to permit the ascendancy of globalism leading to the rise of the Antichrist after the rapture. Globalism is the precursor impulse that paves the way for his rise.
The Islamist terrorist attack in New York City is simply the most recent horror stemming from the feckless policies of our liberal elites who despise our country and actively seek to destroy it in the hopes of remaking it into the decrepit mold of socialist Europe. It is possible that the social upheaval and Islamist terrorism currently destabilizing America will continue to expand to weaken, demoralize and diminish America.
It is my belief the knockout blow that will destroy our nation will occur at the rapture when millions of Christians will be removed from this wretched planet. Until then Christians must resist leftist efforts to diminish and weaken America by remaining vigilant, being informed of the issues, and praying for, supporting, and voting for Bible-believing political candidates. Delaying the encroachment of the godless leftist agenda enables Christian evangelism in fulfillment of Christ’s Great Commission in Matthew 28:16-20: “…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”