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Dems pick coordinator to reach Arab voters

October 28, 2008

Dems pick coordinator to reach Arab voters
BY NIRAJ WARIKOO oDETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER o
August 31, 2008

Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has chosen a Detroit attorney to coordinate outreach to Michigan’s Arab-American and American-Muslim communities.

Rashida Tlaib, 32, who was elected earlier this month as the Democratic candidate for state representative of southwest Detroit, will be in charge of mobilizing the state’s Middle Eastern and Muslim population. Michigan has the highest concentration of Arab Americans in the United States, according to U.S. Census figures.

“We are very excited to have Rashida Tlaib on board, and she has already proven herself an invaluable asset as we continue to reach out to Michigan’s vibrant Arab community,” Obama’s Michigan State Director Amy Chapman said in a statement. “Barack Obama is committed to working with people from all communities and bringing them into his campaign for change, and Rashida’s work will be an important part of those efforts here in Michigan.”

Tlaib has worked as a senior policy adviser for state Rep. Steve Tobocman, D-Detroit.

Arab Americans and Muslims had several events at last week’s Democratic National Convention, including the first ever American Muslim Democratic Caucus.

Imam Mohammed Mardini of Dearborn was one of four religious figures to deliver an invocation at an interfaith gathering that kicked off the convention.

At a gathering Thursday night at La Cigale restaurant in east Dearborn, about 50 Arab Americans and others gathered to hear Obama’s speech as he accepted the Democratic nomination.

Hannan Haydan, 31, of Livonia, a Republican, said: “It was very touching. You get a sense the people come first to him. His story is really what this country is all about — the land of opportunity.”

But Haydan and her husband remain undecided in the presidential race in November.

Obama’s campaign earlier had chosen attorney Mazen Asbahi, a native of Northville, to be its national outreach coordinator for Arab Americans and Muslims. But he resigned this month after a Web site linked him to extremist groups. {READ TERRORIST FUNDING}

Contact NIRAJ WARIKOO at 248-351-2998 or warikoo@freepress.com.

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The Judeo-Christian View

October 28, 2008

www.thejudeo-christianview.com

TO: Churchgoers, synagogue members, religious laity
FR:  Rabbi Yehuda Levin and Dr. O’Neal Dozier

Has your Pastor, Rabbi or Priest yet explained to your congregation that Sen. Obama supports U.S. EXPANSION of tax-funded Partial Birth Abortion , a barbaric procedure that involves piercing the skull of an infant at full-term delivery and vacuuming-out the child’s brains?   Why is he silent?
If Herod were running for King today, if your religious leader knew of the slaughter ahead, and recognizing that it is perfectly SAFE and LEGAL to speak out in the USA…   Would he or she say even one word?

Has your worship leader told your congregation what Sen. Obama’s new “Sexual Orientation” law will mean?  Why not?

Has your Shepherd explained that Sen. Obama favors full REPEAL of the Defense of Marriage Act? — which protects your state from forced recognition of Same-Sex “Marriages” from other states?   What’s his excuse?

Has your Shepherd explained that Sen. Obama favors full integration of flagrant, practicing homosexuals into the U.S. armed forces and military barracks? Our military women aren’t required to bunk and bathe with male soldiers; is it appropriate to force this kind of intimacy on any of our troops? What about morale and U.S. security?  Is your pastor saying anything about this?

Has your Pastor/Rabbi/Priest shown your congregation the tasteful Interfaith Video Sermon which connects these facts and Scripture — or shown the graphic version? (He got a DVD by mail and can download either brief video by clicking here! )    Why would a congregational leader NOT apply the Bible so?

Has your Shepherd seen and relayed the EYEWITNESS VIDEO ACCOUNT regarding Obama and the killing of infant abortion survivors in Illinois? How, in Heaven’s name, can pulpit silence on this possibly be rationalized?

Has your clerical leadership bothered to get the facts, to verify the documentation ?  Does your Shepherd even care about the truth — or about shepherding his flock?

Has your pastor or bishop tacitly rejected Martin Luther King’s plea to judge by the content of a man’s character, rather than by the color of his skin?  Is “Reverse Racism” or “White Guilt” inspiring shameful pulpit silence on the Torah, Tanakh and New Testament issues of Same-Sex Unions and Child Sacrifice?

Does your Pastor/Rabbi have even a clue regarding his First Amendment, Free Exercise, Free Speech rights to teach the Bible and Tradition from pulpit to pew — while CLEARLY explaining policies of political leaders and NAMING NAMES?  Is there any reason he or she would prefer ignorance?
Has your Pastor/Rabbi/Father joined the courageous Signatories yet?   Has he offered up a single prayer seeking Sen. Obama’s repentance for these policies, so desperately at odds with Scripture?  Has your Shepherd spoken even one clear word on these monumental matters from the pulpit?   Is your Shepherd a man of God… or just a “holy pontificator”, a church mouse or… a wimp?

And, if your Shepherd IS indeed serving as a dutiful Watchman , if he IS boldly speaking up, preaching out, teaching clearly and NAMING NAMES according to the mandate of conscience and the Jewish or Christian Testaments… have you THANKED him yet with a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to The Judeo-Christian View?

I certainly hope so, because your Pastor/Rabbi/Priest truly needs YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT RIGHT NOW to say and do what he knows to be right in the eyes of Heaven.

Your leader is a good person, but only human.

ENCOURAGE YOUR LEADER TODAY. Forward this email to him/her and to all of your fellow church/synagogue members, with a kind word!

And, please put them all onto The Judeo-Christian View !

Lord Almighty, hear our prayer, help our Shepherds,
and help us all, your Sheep.

Shalom,
Rabbi Yehuda Levin                     Dr. O’Neal Dozier
Congregation Mevakshai             General Publisher

Go to: http://www.thejudeo-christianview.com

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Other Vital Resources:
Liberty Counsel:  Many pastors, priests, rabbis and boards do not understand that they can freely preach/teach the Bible AND clearly explain to their congregations where NAMED political leaders stand on public policy issues informed by the Bible, distinct from any talk of endorsements.  For example, because churches are not granted tax-exempt status by the IRS but acquire it automatically when they come into existence, the IRS has never been able to take it away from any church.  Click here for a video discussion (toward bottom of linked page) on this by Prof. Mathew Staver, Dean of Liberty University School of Law and Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel — a nonprofit legal defense organization for congregational leaders and their houses of worship, upholding First Amendment freedoms for all Americans via litigation, education and policy work.  Established in 1989, Liberty Counsel is a nationwide organization of attorneys with offices in Florida, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and hundreds of affiliate lawyers across the Nation.  Liberty Counsel’s website is http://www.LC.org.

The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission: The CADC is a non-profit that aims to be the first-in-mind champion of Christian religious liberty, a first line of response to anti-Christian defamation, bigotry, and discrimination via public relations and, as necessary, litigation.   According to CADC, by declaring he is a Christian, yet denying Christianity’s essential doctrines and morality, Barack Obama has associated the name of Jesus Christ with practices expressly condemned in the Torah, the Tanakh, and the New Testament.   To view CADC’s brief and incisive videos on this and other vital topics, go to http://www.christianadc.org

The Anti-Defamation League: The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, scrutinizing and exposing hate groups and offering expertise on domestic and international terrorism. ADL also seeks to foster interfaith relations, to safeguard religious liberty, while defending the security of Israel and Jews worldwide. Through the Bearing Witness program, a partnership with The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Archdiocese of Washington, provides religious educators with the training and resources necessary to teach their students about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.  For more, go to http://www.adl.org .

The Judeo-Christian View
P.O. Box 734, Vista, California 92085-0734

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October 27, 2008

…the Democratic presidential nominee hasn’t held a full press conference — submitting himself to more than a handful of questions from his whole press corps — in more than a month, since Sept. 24, 2008, in Clearwater, Fla….

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/10/obama-shuns-pre.html

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Redistribution

October 27, 2008

I thought that this was very educational – and a clear explanation of what is ahead if Barack Obama is elected.

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read “Vote Obama, I need the money,” I laughed.

Once in the restaurant my server had on a “Obama 08” tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference–just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need–the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the home less guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I’ve decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application


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VOTE 2008

October 24, 2008

The following is a production of Coral Ridge Ministries.

Vote 2008:

http://www.coralridge.org/medialibrary/default.aspx?mediaID=VoteSpot2008

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The Proper Perspective

October 24, 2008

Don’t pay attention to the liberal media.  We who believe know that Almighty God is in charge – He leads us in victory.  It isn’t about what the polls say or the media say – we know we deserve nothing – we deserve to be losers.  But Christ is in charge.  He wants the best for us – and the choice for our leadership will be the ones who ___  ____  ____ ____.

Carol pointed this excellent article out this morning.
Don

The Proper Perspective

Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ . . . -2 Corinthians 2:14

The proper perspective of a servant of God must not simply be as near to the highest as he can get, but it must be the highest. Be careful that you vigorously maintain God’s perspective, and remember that it must be done every day, little by little. Don’t think on a finite level. No outside power can touch the proper perspective.

The proper perspective to maintain is that we are here for only one purpose– to be captives marching in the procession of Christ’s triumphs. We are not on display in God’s showcase- we are here to exhibit only one thing- the “captivity [of our lives] to the obedience of Christ” ( 2 Corinthians 10:5 ). How small all the other perspectives are! For example, the ones that say, “I am standing all alone, battling for Jesus,” or, “I have to maintain the cause of Christ and hold down this fort for Him.” But Paul said, in essence, “I am in the procession of a conqueror, and it doesn’t matter what the difficulties are, for I am always led in triumph.” Is this idea being worked out practically in us? Paul’s secret joy was that God took him as a blatant rebel against Jesus Christ, and made him a captive- and that became his purpose. It was Paul’s joy to be a captive of the Lord, and he had no other interest in heaven or on earth. It is a shameful thing for a Christian to talk about getting the victory. We should belong so completely to the Victor that it is always His victory, and “we are more than conquerors through Him . . .”(Romans 8:37).

“We are to God the fragrance of Christ . . .” (2 Corinthians 2:15). We are encompassed with the sweet aroma of Jesus, and wherever we go we are a wonderful refreshment to God.

October 24, 2008 –
My Utmost for His Highest
Oswald Chambers

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Iran’s Preconditions

October 23, 2008

Iran’s Preconditions

Obama has no preconditions to talk to Iran?

Well – Iran does! – and here they are:

1.    American military forces must leave the Middle East – presumably including such countries as Iraq, Qatar, Turkey and anywhere else American soldiers are deployed in the region.

2.    The U.S. must cease its support of Israel.

Don

Iran’s Preconditions

So much for Obama’s diplomacy.

Barack Obama’s declaration that, if elected, he would be willing to sit down and talk to Iran “without preconditions” has been widely discussed in this country. It’s a key policy difference between him and John McCain, who rejects unconditional talks with Tehran.

So what does the Islamic Republic think? The enterprising reporters at the state news agency recently asked a high-ranking official for his opinion on talks with the U.S. As it turns out, Iran has its own “preconditions” and they don’t suggest a diplomatic breakthrough, or even a summit, anytime soon.

Mehdi Kalhor, Vice President for Media Affairs, said the U.S. must do two things before summit talks can take place. First, American military forces must leave the Middle East — presumably including such countries as Iraq, Qatar, Turkey and anywhere else American soldiers are deployed in the region. Second, the U.S. must cease its support of Israel. Until Washington does both, talks are “off the agenda,” the Islamic Republic News Agency reports. It quotes Mr. Kalhor as saying, “If they [the U.S.] take our advice, grounds for such talks would be well prepared.

Iran is one of the toughest and most urgent foreign policy problems the new U.S. Administration will face. If Mr. Obama ends up in the Oval Office on January 20, he may find that solving it will take more than walking into a room and talking to Iranians “without preconditions.”