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By Jim Killebrew

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[November 19, 2014]  The United States House of Representatives hosted Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli from the Islamic Society of Central Jersey to open the session with his prayer. He was introduced to the House by the Speaker as the Chaplain from the Society of Central Jersey. He said, in part, "Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you.... In the name of Allah the most gracious, the most merciful. Praise Allah the cherisher, the sustainer of the world. Thee do we worship and the name we seek...."

This was not the first time the House of Representatives leadership has invited a leader of the Muslim group to open the session. On March 2, 2010 a Muslim Chaplain was invited to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives. Abdullah Antepli a Chaplain at Duke University in North Carolina was invited as the guest Chaplain at the invitation of David Price, Democrat House Representative at North Carolina. Chaplain Antepli, described by a Duke University spokesperson, focus his work at Duke University on religious leadership for the University's Muslim community. He also engages in the work of pastoral care and counseling for people regardless of their religious affiliation.

Meanwhile, on another field the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has carried out another beheading being verified in a video over this past weekend. A former Army Ranger, Peter Kassig, was identified as yet another of the five Westerners, three of whom were Americans, who has been beheaded by the radical Islamic group. Using the same name of Allah the Imams have used in the House of Representatives, to seek his will, the Islamic State jihadist who enacted the beheading of Peter Kassig stated, "With Allah's permission we will break this final and last crusade...and the Islamic State will soon...begin to slaughter your people on your streets."

Even in the face of such Islamic terrorist activities such as beheadings, the President continues to fail to acknowledge the terrorists as Islamic. His response to the beheading: "ISIL's actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith...." When these jihadists record their videos and invoke the name of their god, Allah, and they call themselves "Islamic" and completely identify themselves with the Muslim faith, it seems odd the President continues to protect them by failing to call them what they themselves say they are. Failing to identify an enemy for who and what they really are seems counterproductive in the attempt to stop their terroristic actions.

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This type of political correctness that is running rampant in America can accomplish very little more than strengthen the teachings of radicalism among the Islamic jihadists. They are already recruiting many from the Western nations, including the United States. As these Imams and other leaders are given a boost by allowing them to spin their teachings established on eliminating infidels from existence, which includes anyone who doesn't agree with them, terrorist activities will surely increase rather than be brought under control. Each day we are hearing of more radical Islamic voices being raised against the Constitutional rule of law. We are hearing more and more about schools that are yielding to the radical voices of the teachings of Islam by dismissing long-held traditions based on Christian values. There are repeated calls for Islamic groups in America to elevate Sharia law over the Constitutional law of American jurisprudence. As our political structure softens and gives way to the demands of the loudest voices in Islamic centers in America, the foundation of the Constitutional law will continue to crumble under the weight of those claiming to be insulted by Christian values.


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