The Church Burns, the West Fiddles

by Ray DiLorenzo, Stand Up America Foundation

What the West owes Christianity is incalculable. Our values, culture, beliefs, and civilization were shaped by the Church and the Bible. Scientists, philosophers, explorers, and freedom fighters were all inspired by the Church.

Most importantly, the invention of the individual owes its existence to Christianity. What we see now is a denial, an antagonism, even hatred toward what has been the bulwark of our society and country.

Prior to Christianity, monotheistic religion, primarily Judaism, was a birthright, an ethnicity. Judaism was community based, a sort of collectivist social organization with atonement of the community earned by the killing of animals. With Jesus Christ, belief became a personal choice with no earthly condemnation for choosing otherwise. 

Our Constitution is based on these principles, the rights of the individual. It was to establish the individual’s right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. The Bill of Rights is not a document describing what the government can do, but a covenant detailing what the government cannot do. It was to establish limited government, a radical departure for the time. I am amazed today that so many people protest their rights. They are that ignorant.

The colonists and framers that fought for our freedom from Great Britain knew from their own experience that independence and the right to make one’s own way in the world by one’s own effort, was a life free of limits. Anyone could achieve any station in life, dependent only on their individual effort, talent or ambition. Because our society was based on Biblical principles, it made no difference what one’s personal views were. All were welcome.

This individualism has led to the most spectacular discoveries in science and medicine, thinking outside the box. Socialist countries have depended on our achievements for their own benefit, much of which they had to steal because their system, by definition, cannot produce such advances. No great inventions or scientific thought has come from Muslim countries for hundreds of years.

The Muslim world spends about 0.2% of its GDP on research and development while the West spends about 5%. Only 8 Nobel Laureates have been produced by the Islamic world in the past 105 years. In the same time period, the West produced about 900 with the United States leading with 368.

Our Electoral College system is based on the individual, with no one state or group of states deciding the fate of the entire country. Without the Electoral College, a group of twelve or thirteen states could decide the outcome of every election leaving the balance with no voice. This is no longer taught, hence the teaching of the ‘fundamental fairness’ of pure democracy or majority rule, or the deciding by two wolves and a lamb as to what to have for dinner…mob rule.

Unfortunately, the last several generations in our country and much of the West have seen an abandonment of the Church and its ideals. Our young people have been indoctrinated by schools, media, and nefarious politicians in a reawakening of the Marxist secular theology, giving the group priority over the individual. Individualism has been called selfish and looked at with suspicion. We no longer teach that the developing of oneself in a moral condition is the key to success in this life. It is no wonder so many people today look to the handout, the freebie, the government as parent with all-authority, while being morally bankrupt, thinking they can do anything they want.

The current attack on Christianity, the burning of churches, the killing of Christians at worship, and the bombings, brings too little media attention. In 2013, Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, ordered that no priests are to “contribute to the morale” and “well-being” of military personnel. Thus, the offering of the sacrament of Communion was prohibited. No mention was made of limiting the religious freedom of Muslim service members or the furloughing of Imams. In June of 2010, two Christian missionaries in Dearborn, Michigan were arrested for discussing Christianity on a public sidewalk outsidean Arab festival. They were acquitted, but they were charged with disturbing the peace and spent the night in jail. The ACLU has fought long and hard against Christian prayer in public schools, but has fought equally hard for the right of Muslims to pray in school.

Few people realized that many French churches had been desecrated prior to the fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame…1300 in 2018 alone. Islamic and Liberal forces have decided since Christianity is on the downswing, to just hasten its death. Other attacks have been widespread all over Europe with the spreading to the United States. The authorities in France were quick to announce that the Notre Dame fire was not caused by terrorism, WHILE IT WAS STILL BURNING! Bizarre and cowardly at the least.

It is being reported that France’s President Macron believes Notre Dame should be rebuilt in line with diversity. An architect has suggested an Islamic minaret be added. This is the insanity that has poisoned Europe. They actually think this will make Muslims happy and content. Europeans seem unaware that the Muslims in Europe do not represent immigration, but invasion.

Apparently, much of the West has decided to abandon Christianity. To be sure, it is a decision to commit suicide. 

The uncontrolled immigration in Europe of Muslims brings no respect for other religions or individual choice. The accompanying spread of collectivism, that looks upon Christianity as cultural and theological competition, will rejoice at the downfall of Christianity in the West. 
This will leave just the two forces to decide who rules the world.

Hijra: Silent Killer of Civilizations

Hijra Brings This …

Hello all you Vets in the Fight, this is David Miller, with your weekly Special Operations Speaks, Vets in the Fight SITREP.

   Full disclosure:  We here at Special Operations Speaks / Vets in the Fight® are not subject matter experts in Islam, nor do we claim to be.  But many veterans, including us, throughout the services have had experience with the islamic threat most have not.   Still, we rely on vetted sources, such as Dr. Bill Warner of politicalislam.comand Robert Spencer of, among others. 

  So then, what, exactly, is Islam? A good question and few Americans know the answer.  Many believe that It’s one of the world’s major religions, a religion of peace.  George W. Bush even perpetrated this misunderstanding after 9/11.  But Islam is not defined by anyone’s opinion, but by the Quran (the revelation of Allah to Muhammad), Hadith (the traditions of Muhammad) and the Sira (Muhammad’s biography).  The latter two capture the words and actions of Muhammad:  the Sunna. All three must be understood as the totality of Islam. Only then can we understand what Islam is:  primarily an ideology that encompasses politics, diplomacy, history, philosophy, religion and culture.  According to this trilogy of texts,  Muhammad is seen as the divinely inspired, ideal man and Islam is the ideal path for all humanity.

   We must also understand the doctrine of abrogation. The earlier, more peaceful Koranic passages are superseded and made null and void (abrogated), by the later, more bellicose passages which gives us insight into the expansionary, military-political ideology that is Islam, especially in the terror filled times we live in

What, then, is terror?  

Merriam-Webster has several definitions, but the one that would seem most relevant is this one:

 [V]iolent or destructive acts (such as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands. We have grown accustomed to this definition of terror.  Who can blame us?  Over the past thirty days alone, there have been 111 Islamic Jihadist attacks in twenty-three countries, killing 540 people and injuring another 507. Since 9/11 Islamic terrorists have carried out almost 35.000 attacks worldwide.  These numbers are probably low due to non-reporting of some events.  (Source:

These attacks are horrible and chilling.

They have caused many thousands to grieve the loss of loved ones, millions to change lifestyles, financial losses in the billions and governments to react; such as creating the Department of Homeland Security, home to roughly 230.000 employees! But, though it may sound crass, these attacks pale in comparison to a more malignant form of jihad:  Hizra. Since Muhammad’s journey to Mecca, Islam has determined that nothing less than domination over the entire world is satisfactory.  From the Hadith, “ I charge you with five of what Allah has charged me with:  to assemble, to listen, to obey, to immigrate and to wage Jihad for the sake of Allah”.  

Muslims leave the land of their birth to fight, jihad of the sword and to emigrate, the Jihad of immigration,  to Europe and America especially. The PEW forum has projected that Muslim populations around the world will grow by 25% by 2030. In the US the population projections show the number of Muslims will grow to approximately 6.2m in 2030.  A 140% increase since 2010. By 2050 the Muslim population here is projected to be 8.1m..

  Hijra is not haphazard.  

In fact, we could think of Muslim immigration as a colonizationof America, and they are doing it with our government’s help!  Many immigrants do come to America for a better life, to becomeAmericans.  But, by and large, Muslims are different.  They are following the doctrine of immigration and do not assimilate. In fact, if pressed, many would confess a deep hatred for the West and by Hijra they will fundamentally change America.  Sound familiar?

  The first trickle of the deluge has begun with Muslims, swearing allegiance to Allah, being sworn in to National political office.  As the Muslim population grows, so does their influence from local school boards to the US House and Senate. Sharia will, if not stopped, become the law abrogating our own Constitution.  We must act now or our future generations may very well live as subjugated Dhimmi.  Western civilization … the most successful in history … is threatened.

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Taking Stock

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There comes a point when the rehabilitation of pet #RedGreen Axis terms of reference make our collective eyes roll in our heads, but are so infrequently challenged. More and more, searches on the web are turning up a flood of bogus efforts to mislead and misinform the unknowing. It is an unsaid rule that arrests, especially for violent crimes, omit or dance around the Islamist connection, when the perp was, in reality, screaming ‘Alahu Ackbar’ while stabbing a cop.

The Congressional #RedGreenAxis begins jihad against America

As you may know, we reach a quarter-million folks each week through our Special Operations Speaks Facebook feed.  From time to time, our posts’ ‘reach’ becomes a barometer of what topics are really itching people out there. (Believe me, Facebook thought police know it.)

This week we ran a You Tube / Facebook post on the late-Sharifa Alkhateeb and her presentation in 1989 at a major Islamic women’s conference in Chicago.  (Run a You Tube search on her name and the year.)  She proposed that Muslims would never assimilate into the American civilization, but rather would slowly overwhelm it, substituting a Muslim state and Muslim law in its place.  She offered that one way was to infiltrate the public education system and embed Sharia law and convince students to its superiority; dominant over, and rejecting, the US Constitution.  (Islam translated into English is the term ‘submit’.)  The methodology they would use was Taquiyya, or misleading their host, e.g. lying, until it is too late.  Many in all branches of government have swallowed this line of thinking.   48,000 SOS supporters were reached by that Facebook posting within hours, with an engagement rate of nearly fifty percent; engagement being when someone clicks on a link, or comments, or forwards the post to others.  That immediate level of engagement is an indicator of an audience interest hotspot.  

Americans and, in particular, Vets in the Fight® are more and more aware, and concerned, about the insurgent and malevolent nature of Islamist infiltration at every level of our American culture.  The documents uncovered by the FBI in 2004, the Holy Land supposed charitable organization’s money laundering scheme passing unwitting American charitable donations to Hamas, a terrorist organization, providing added reinforcement for Americans who are now ‘woke’ to the threat.  Look up the web link: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Plan For America – Court Document. It describes the subversive actions of the Muslim Brotherhood, to include its publicity arm, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted, co-conspirator in the Holy Land Trial, who Obama directed they not be tried in court.

Add to that cooperative efforts by the Congressional Progressive (Marxist) Caucus, and we nearly complete the picture of the #RedGreen Axis (Leftist-Islamist) threat that has emerged at the highest levels of government at both state and national levels. 

U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, all Democrats elected in 2018, decided to be sworn in with their hands on the Quran, instead of the Holy Bible.  Not a good omen for America, they bring the Mulsim Dar al-Harb … the Islamist House of War … to the floor of the US House for the next two years, and possibly more. 

Still operating below the radar is the residual Muslim Brotherhood representation and influence at the FBI, at the Departments of State and Defense, and in certain intelligence agencies, left unpurged from the Obama-Jarrett eight-year reign of subversion.  

Closer to your hometowns, the U.S. public school system is promoting Islamist religious rituals during class and the wearing of the hijab, the Sharia directed Muslim head cover for women.  They do not promote any Judaeo-Christian rituals.  In fact, more and more of America’s principle holidays, like Christmas and Easter, are being banned, to make way for the Islamist holidays; all in the name of diversity, mind you.

#FakeFeminists, promote female genital mutilation, while at the same time vilifying American manhood. 

Be warned, America, you are being subverted by the two forces of evil in the world: Leftism and Islamism.  Good that Americans understand this existential threat that, together, become the House of Death … Dar Al-arrabiya. 

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The Sin of the Church

By Ray DiLorenzo

Anyone with eyes and ears knows our society is in decay. Our political institutions, our government, both have become a cesspool of liars and perverts. Our education system is now a tool of political ambition and social transformation, teaching only what furthers the Left’s narrative. The media, what used to be the guardian of our Republic, is now a mechanism for accelerating the social and political rot, having no compunction of lying to your face.


Concerted effort to turn our country into a Marxist, Godless state

Many of our large cities are pits of corruption and lawlessness. State and local governments blatantly ignore laws. Illegal alien criminals are let loose or slapped on the wrist. Victims and their families find no justice; they leave the court houses disillusioned and embittered.

Our government says it is now legal to kill your children before they are born and in some states after. All for the bogus claim of the mother’s health. Someone needs to explain to me what killing a child after it is born has to do with the mother’s health.

It has become obvious that there is a concerted effort to turn our country into a Marxist, Godless state and it has taken root.

What has the Church said? Almost Nothing! In fact, many have joined in the chorus of the new social order.

When I was young, I used to hear every now and then about ‘The Golden Rule’, the treating of someone else the way you would like to be treated. I haven’t heard that maxim or ethical code in many years.

In the late 19th century to the middle of the twentieth century, many churches underwent a liberal transformation, believing that the world would be saved through human improvement. Social and economic change and the human condition would be transformed through human endeavor…and the mechanism best suited of that change would be government, so they thought.

Church began to wake up to the societal decline

Fundamentalist Christians felt that the approach was humanistic and would not work so they characterized all political activity as such and decided not to have any part of it, restricting their activity to discipling and sharing the Gospel.

By the 1950s, the Church began to wake up to the societal decline, its zenith in the 1970s with Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority. In 1954, Senator Lyndon Johnson, no friend of the Church, pushed through legislation allowing churches to be added to the 501c3 tax code. Johnson sold this as a ‘favor’ to the Church, but in reality it was a way for government to silence the Church, which always had influence in public policy.

The favor had strings attached, grave strings. To maintain a 501c3 tax-exempt status, the Church was prohibited from addressing, in any significant way, the vital issues of the day. They could not speak out against or organize in opposition that which the government declares legal even if it is considered by the Church to be immoral. If they did so, they would jeopardize their tax exempt status. The government put out the bait, the Church bit hard.

This, of course, had a chilling effect on the pulpit and free speech. Johnson was a shrewd and calculating politician and would come to appreciate how effective his legislation became and how easily so many churches would sell-out. This was as much a commentary on the Church as it was on Lyndon Johnson. Their priorities became apparent.

The true shocker in this depressing story is that the Church did not need the 501c3. Churches were already tax exempt. They were never taxable nor were they ever under the taxing authority of the government. The First Amendment clearly placed the Church outside government jurisdiction…“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Religion cannot be free if you have to pay the government through taxation for it.

Church did not need the 501c3

By the IRS’ own publications, churches are automatically tax exempt. Contributions can still be taken as a tax deduction without 501c3 status.

So, what is the result? … Abortion, homosexual marriage, government sex education, gender confusion, Socialism, etc. The Church showed itself to be more interested in its fiscal health than the spiritual health of its congregations.

In the words of a former IRS Sr. Officer, Steve Nestor:

“I am not the only IRS employee who’s wondered why churches go to the government and seek permission to be exempted from a tax they didn’t owe to begin with, and to seek a tax deductible status that they’ve always had anyway. Many of us have marveled at how church leaders want to be regulated and controlled by an agency of government that most Americans have prayed would just get out of their lives. Churches are in an amazingly unique position, but they don’t seem to know or appreciate the implications of what it would mean to be free of government control.”

To all the churches and irresolute, pansy clergyman out there, it is time to speak out and preach against the political and social immorality that is everywhere and now in your face. You’ve slept long enough. You should have no fear of reprisal or incrimination.

Scripture commands us to be salt and light. Salt to preserve the truth and what is right. Light to expose the dark. It’s time to take a stand. Speak up and speak out.

Go, and sin no more.