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Attack On Marines In Chattanooga

I am sure by now that you have heard about the shooting of the 4 Marines in Chattanooga, TN yesterday. A Muslim opened fire, first upon a recruiting station, where one person was wounded in the leg, and then drove to a Naval facility and opened fire, killing 4 Marines. He was successful in his first goal of killing unbelievers, and then he was successful in his second goal of dying as a “martyr” in jihad so he could gain Paradise.

Islam teaches that there are 7 blessings for those who die in jihad fighting for Allah. The sixth of these blessing is that he will be married to 72 virgins which he gets to ravage throughout eternity. He also gets to plead for 70 of his family members to come to Paradise.

It is a win-win situation for someone who buys into the ideology of Islam. He gets to kill the unbelievers, please Allah, gain himself salvation, enjoy the rewards, and 70 of his family members also obtain salvation. The sad thing is that he has been lied to. Instead of fining himself in Paradise he will find himself spending an eternity in Hell with the Devil being tormented for all eternity. This is not because he is a Muslim, not because he committed this heinous deed, but because he has rejected Jesus Christ as his Saviour.

There are 1.7 billion Muslims in the world who have been taught this lie. This means there are one in four people in the world to whom this lie is being told.

We have said in the past that Islam is a religion of death. It not only brings death to those outside of Islam, it brings death to those within Islam. Death in jihad is the only assurance they have of Paradise. All they have outside of this is the hope that they may have pleased Allah enough that he will allow them into Paradise. Allah is known as the capricious god. He can change his mind, and even change his nature. If you die when Allah is having a bad day he may just send  you to Hell because he is upset for some reason.

This helps us understand why so many Muslims are willing to die as martyrs. They have no other assurance of avoiding Hell.

We need to understand that this is the second ISIS attack on American soil. fortunately we have been able to stop most of the attempts and keep it to 2 so far. This one slipped through the net. The Director of the FBI has tried to warn us that these types of attacks are very difficult to stop. These “lone wolf” jihadists have pretty much a free hand to do whatever they want to do. Al Qaeda kept its agents under strict control and orders by their superiors but ISIS lets them do pretty much whatever they want.

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the shooter, was a naturalized U.S. citizen from Kuwait. He was a graduate from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.

Just like the attack in Garland, TX, this attack was tweeted from an account associated with ISIS that something was going to happen in Chattanooga. The tweet was sent out 10 or 11 minutes before the attack took place. Here is an image of the tweet:

isis-chattanooga-tweetIt is clear that this was an operation by ISIS.

Something else that is different about this attack is the response of our government. This is the first time the government has acted on an attack like this as a terrorist attack. The FBI quickly took over and the FBI director was in Obama’s office briefing him almost immediately. There is still a problem with what they are calling this attack. They are calling it a domestic terrorist attack. There is a clear ISIS connection and they see to be trying to avoid making this connection.

Here is a major question. Why aren’t our soldiers allowed to carry their guns? This guy attacked a military installation. He knew that it would be a gun-free zone. How can this be with ISIS encouraging Muslims in America to attack our military personnel? Our military personnel are not allowed to carry guns on military bases for their own protection.

Who can we thank for this policy? President Clinton! One of the first things Bill Clinton did when he became president was to make our military bases gun-free zones. The only military personnel who are allowed to carry arms outside of military operations or training exercises are the military police. Even those military personnel who have a concealed carry permit are not allowed to carry a gun on military bases.

This is not a secret, it is quite well known. The evidence shows that those who would attack others deliberately choose gun-free zones. Gun-free zones put people in danger.

I want to look at one of the government’s successes in stopping a terrorist attack. This attack was planed for July 4th. The young man was planing some practice runes before the 4th. Justin Sullivan is from Morganton, NC. This is small town USA. It is a town with very few Muslims. If there was ever a place where it would be a surprise to find a home-grown terrorist, it is Morganton.

The liberals on the left are teaching our young people to hate America. Young people with rebellious hearts who have been taught that America is evil will be drawn to groups like ISIS. I have watched this happen in Europe, and now we are seeing it happen here in America. With ISIS making an appeal to this type of young person we can only expect more of this kind of thing.

As I so often say, it is time for us to wake up. Our country is at a crossroad. Those of us who love our country had better get involved before it is too late.

God is still in control. Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.


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Updated: July 17, 2015 — 8:27 AM
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