The International Institute for Strategic Studies claims that 70% of all armed conflict fatalities in the WORLD last year involved Muslims. Yes, 70%; and in 2013 there were almost 12,000 terrorists “incidents” in the world. Not all Muslims are violent, but a high percentage of the world’s violence is perpetrated by Muslims and is sanctioned by their religion, with a high percentage of the victims being Muslim themselves. In the forefront of fighting this violence are two tiny countries, Israel and the Netherlands (the USA and UK are currently passive at best about counter-jihad). The purpose of this article is to draw attention to the valiant work of some of the leading counter-jihadist in the Netherlands. The reality though is that it is not the country but her citizens who are leading the charge in the Netherlands where the establishment denies that Islam or Muslims are the problem, instead Dutch authorities have largely focused on attacking those who criticize Islam. This article was written in honor of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s new book, “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation” which is being published on March 24, 2015 by Harper Collins.
Pim Fortuyn (1948-2002), Dutch politician, civil servant, sociologist, author, columnist, and professor was murdered 6 May 2002 in Hilversum, North Holland by Volkert van der Graff (an “old Dutch” native) who claimed that he wanted to stop Fortuyn from using Muslims as scapegoats. Fortuyn’s murder was the beginning of widespread Dutch (and by extension Western) awareness of the problems inherent in Islam. His murder was a precursor to that of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh (1957-2004). There is a direct line between Fortuyn’s murder and the rise and persecution of Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PPV). All of them proclaimed the danger of Islam to the Netherlands and to the rest of Western civilization. The names of these four: Fortuyn, van Gogh, Hirsi Ali, and Wilders, are sometimes linked as their stories intersect with each other, and they all have been prominent in the fight against Islam although each in a different way. It began with the assassination of Fortuyn, the first Dutch political assassination (except during WWII) since 1672. The murderer of Pim Fortuyn was released from prison last year.
Fortuyn’s stands on multiculturalism, immigration and Islam led to his being referred to as “far-right” despite his rejection of that label and despite his sexual orientation. He was a Marxist initially but sometime before 1992 switched to the Labour Party. In August of 2001 he was quoted as saying that “I am also in favor of a cold war with Islam. I see Islam as an extraordinary threat, as a hostile religion.” But what really galvanized attention was his calling Islam “backwards” and his call for banning immigration to the Netherlands from Islamic countries. He had left the Labour Party by then and joined the “Livable Netherlands” (Party) – this was prior to the Dutch election of 2002. His call for a ban on Islamic immigration in February 2002 resulted in his being rejected by “Livable Netherlands” and his founding of Pim Fortuyn List (LPF) just a few days later taking many “Livable Netherlands” members with him. So the intolerant left in the media and elsewhere used this as a reason to express their tolerance.
January 29, 2015, was Hijab Day at NP3 High School, in Sacramento, California. One student who is interning for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) gave a presentation on Islamophobia and in no time at all, the befuddled faculty, staff and students were “encouraged” by principal, Tom Rutten, to wear a hijab – a veil that covers the woman’s head and chest.
What began as the seventh century Bedouin woman’s attempt at privacy and protection from the desert has become a veil symbolic of a woman’s indignity and servitude. As Nonie Darwish so aptly explained in her book, Cruel and Usual Punishment, women have come to represent the totality of evil and inferiority in Islamic teaching.
Considered lacking in intelligence and religion, women are seen as half the worth of men in a Shari’a court; in the case of rape, her accusation has no worth without four witnesses. Women may be raped for wearing “indecent” clothing, and beaten by their husbands for leaving the house unaccompanied by a male relative. If her behavior further irritates, he may imprison her without food and clothing, and arrange for stoning until dead. In this despotic society, women bear the honor of the male, so that girls and women may be killed by a father who fears his esteem has been sullied.
The hijabs and burqas serve the purpose of enforcing women to obey Shari'a and submit to men. Furthermore, they are obligated to defend this life of bondage or else risk their own destruction at the hand of their families. It is because of such constant fear, that many women are defensive when challenged by non-Muslims. Some may even try to earn honor and respect by joining the radicals for violent jihad (holy war against the infidel).
Just when everyone’s attention has been directed toward ISIS and some of the most despicable crimes ever committed, and our government is loathe to war with our planet's unequalled brutality, Jordan’s King Abdullah assumed the role of world leader. Such activity continues to distract us so that we ignore the evils unfolding within our own country – the war of the Moderates who exploit children in incalculable ways.
ISIS and Boko Haram, who hope to establish a shared Muslim empire, have lured thousands of American and European children to join their jihad against Western civilization. The UK mirror reported that, within a single two-week period alone, the Islamic State kidnapped about 3,000 Yazidi women and children, and Boko Haram kidnaps young girls by the hundreds from private schools for sexual slavery. European teenage boys are persuaded to join ISIS with cash offers, rap videos, and tales of adventure. Young women are enticed by adventure and romance, only to be forced to live in the nude as sex slaves, beaten, shared among friends, and raped to bear the next generation of jihadists. The International Labour Organization estimates 1.2 million children are trafficked for exploitation each year.
Chechen Muslims, with their violent history, were responsible for the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, when they captured 1,200 people (including 777 children), terrorized and raped the hostages. The death toll was 331, including 186 children. Palestinian Muslims have bombed Israeli school buses and built terror tunnels that led to children’s dormitories and classrooms.
The Guardian, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, does for the reading public what Common Core books, also supported by the Gateses, do for American students – it provides a wealth of misinformation with an agenda. In its Global Development section, writer Liz Ford wrote of the role of girls and women under Islam, specifically Palestinians, and the violence to which they are subjected in their society.
Because her itemization was inaccurate and lacking references, I can provide some specifics about their driving force:
Koran 4:34 Allah has made men superior to women and, therefore, women must be obedient or be admonished and beaten.
M10-12 If the wife is rebellious, the man may warn her, follow with hitting, and beating but not breaking her bones or damaging her face. He may even imprison her in a room and withhold food and clothing.
M10:4 A man may forbid his wife to leave the home.
022:1 Women may never become judges (they are not equal)
L10:3 A woman’s value is half that of a man, because her “mind is deficient.” A woman should receive half the money of a man in an indemnity case, because women lack in intelligence and religion.
2:282 Her testimony is worth half the man’s.
Bukhari 7,722,229 Deals with female genital mutilation and is compulsory. The term “circumcision” deceptively applies to both men and women, but what they do to women is indeed severe mutilation.
012.6 Extra-marital relations are forbidden, and the penalty for women is stoning to death; it is also recommended in “honor” killings. Men are held blameless.
Bukhari 7,62.18 It is lawful to take a child bride. Mohammed was 51 when he proposed to six-year-old Aisha. Recently it was announced that a man may marry an infant who is still being breastfed.
The Palestinian National Authority Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) is acknowledging its gender issues in order to work toward developing a Palestinian state. According to a report published by the Palestinian Authority in 2011, culture and tradition were often the main justifications for violence against women in “Palestine.” Each of the reasons for humiliation and cruelty towards women is included in the
One Islamic State militant is alone responsible for killing 150 women, including pregnant women and young teenagers, because they refused to marry members of the barbaric militant army, according to Iraqi officials.
Abu Anas Al-Libi is suspected of mercilessly gunning down the women,most of whom were Yazidi, because they refused to enter into sham temporary marriages with Islamic State fighters simply to have sex in what the terrorists believe to be a Koranic loophole.
“Abu Anas Al-Libi killed more than 150 women and girls, some of whom were pregnant after refusing to accept Jihad marriage,” the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights said in a statement.
Al- Libi is not the terrorist with the same name who is alleged to have helped carry out East Africa’s embassy bombings back in 1998 that killed 224 people in Kenya and Tanzania.
As one holds a copy of Dr. Phyllis Chesler's updated book "The New Anti-Semitism" in their hands, we can all breathe a collective sigh and exclaim "this tome hasn't come a minute too soon." Thanks to the excellent research and prophetic analysis conducted by this acclaimed author, lecturer and activist, the reader is afforded the necessary context and perspective with which to understand the invidious phenomenon of contemporary Jew hatred.
Written over a decade ago in a compelling, easy to read and free flowing style, Dr. Chesler's premise was and still is that classical anti-Semitism as espoused by such nihilists and evil madmen as Hitler and the scores that preceded him has now been deemed to be "politically correct" by the trendy denizens of the Western academy and the "intellectual" crowds. Chesler was among the first to have seen and denounced the suicidal alliance between the Western intelligentsia and fundamental Islam. The anti-Semite needed a new and more acceptable veneer and the little place on the globe known as Israel would serve as the perfect subterfuge. Thus, Zionism does not equal racism but anti-Zionism does. In fact, it is part of what makes the new anti-Semitism "new."
There is no doubt that the al Aqsa intifada and the traumatic events of 9/11 served as an impetus for Dr. Chesler to pen this book as she naturally drew a correlation between the kind of terrorism that had become endemic to the state of Israel and the Jihadic terrorism that was let loose upon the world. "War and a new kind of anti-Semitism had been declared," she writes.
In the decades prior to the 9/11 and the advent of al Qaeda, Chesler is acutely aware of the festering anti-Semitism that appears to be increasingly more ubiquitous with each passing moment. She details major events that she personally encountered during her years as part of the vanguard of the second wave feminist movement and the reader can easily connect the proverbial dots to see and feel the palpable resentment of those who championed the politically correct cause against Israel, now known as liberalism.
Always sensing a strong undercurrent of such bigotry in the various human rights movements that came to define her raison d'etre, Chesler is most disheartened when women's conferences and forums such as Copenhagen and a pre-Durban one were hijacked by Jew hating agendas. She justifiably laments the fact that some important conferences are cancelled because of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel bias. "Women, you see, cannot be accused of racism - unless, of course, they are Jewish women," she sardonically writes.
Because she is keenly aware that anti-Semitism may start with the Jews but never ends with the Jews, she makes the logical connection between the opprobrium that is harbored for both America and Israel by those who assign blame to all forms of human oppression in terms of colonialism, capitalism, and imperialism. "The Palestinian uprising has increasingly been seen as the uprising of all oppressed peoples against their colonial oppressors, that is, Jews, Zionists and Americans," she ruefully observes. And, she notes, few understand that Muslim history is one of imperialism, colonialism, conversion by the sword, gender and religious apartheid, and slavery. Only the post enlightenment Judeo-Christian West are seen as mighty sinners.
Unlike other authors who have offered works of this genre, Chesler's meticulous research is beyond impeccable as she explores the genesis of post 9/11 Islamic terrorism specifically directed against the West and their global interests. Israel, of course is viewed as the little Satan by the retinue of pro-Palestinian apologists and their Western lackeys and Chesler takes the Big Lies and bold propaganda to task by exposing their motives. Case in point: The unfortunate Muhammed Dura incident and the use of "fauxtography" are given more than an ample dose of good old fashioned sunlight as she reveals one of the most egregious anti-Israel hoaxes ever sold to the public; however deceptively.
While reading this book, one is in retrospective mode as we imbibe a seemingly endless litany of horrifying anti-Israel and anti-Jewish events at university campuses that took place in the first decade of the new century and compare them to how much worse they are today. It should come as no surprise that the BDS movement and physical and verbal violence against pro-Israel Jewish students has gained a dangerous degree of momentum, power and economic viability in institutions of higher learning.
Chesler cites the palpable but surreal bellicosity that has become an endemic part of campus life for Jews who wish to express pro-Israel sentiments. Physical attacks, heckling of speakers, academic boycotts, incendiary street theater predicated on distortions, the lies being promulgated at the annual Jew roasting, better known as Israel apartheid week and the infinite amount of Orwellian rhetoric being circulated in every facet of academic life to just name a few. "The New McCarthyism on campus consists of the anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian point of view. No other view will be tolerated," she writes.
Chesler is under no illusions and does not even attempt to sugarcoat the obvious. European anti-Semitism is at pre-World War II levels and the flames of destruction are being consistently fanned not only by the "usual suspects" but by the formidable fourth estate. The European press she writes "have continuously held Israel accountable for Palestinian terrorism, and justified human homicide bombing as a function of Palestinian "despair."
This book is easy to read yet it is filled with a voluminous amount of facts and is definitely driven by concrete and verifiable data. What causes the words to leap off the pages, however, and to embed themselves in our collective psyches are the nuanced and urbane analyses proffered both by Chesler and by an extensive array of experts. Frightening as it may be, they provide us with the kind of perspective we need to tackle anti-Semitic diatribes.
Yes, Dr. Chesler cautions us to grant this matter the gravitas it deserves and not to dismiss it as mere blather. In the expanded last chapters of the book she prodigiously confronts the Big Lies and blood libels as she challenges the sheer mendacity of pseudo and rather lethal Palestinian narratives in ways that are both comprehensible and thought provoking. On an uplifting note she provides us with ways in which each of us can support Israel and Judaism, either through economic empowerment against boycotts of Israeli made products and development of community and college based pro-Israel programs connecting with individual Israelis as part of our families.
In one of her final exhortations, Dr. Chesler has stumbled upon what may be the most important component in staying afloat as a people as we navigate the turbulent tide of anti-Semitism. She writes: "Dare I say it? I must. I implore Jews to stop fighting with each other. Even if we disagree, we must try to do so respectfully, soulfully....We are an eternal people engaged in an eternal struggle with evil." Definitely words to heed.
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Ebola is the gift that will keep on giving, not just an October Surprise, it will continue to spread in coming months. Thanks President Obama. The only silver lining I can see in all of this is that it may finally tank the Obama Administration. Thanks to Obama’s idiocy (or is it his colossal ignorance, arrogance, or hatred of America) Ebola is now in the heart of America. Thomas Eric Duncan, who brought Ebola to Dallas, would (if he were still alive) be prosecuted in his native Liberia for falsely claiming he had not been in contact with any Ebola cases. He seems to have ‘shared’ his virus with a couple of his caretakers in Dallas and there are now at least 200 people being monitored – this is what is being widely report. Duncan had 70 (why so many?) healthcare workers who should have been quarantined. They could still be paid, they could still communicate with the outside world by telephone, but the rest of America would have been safe.
Those 70 healthcare workers have spouses, children, etc. (so at a minimum double that 70) and there were 132 (double that at a minimum) on the Cleveland to Dallas flight taken by one of his caretakers – so the numbers just don’t add up. Not much is known about Ebola. Is it possible that on the flight TO Cleveland she passed it along? Furthermore, the children of these 192 people are going to school and it only takes one to spread the disease to an entire school and from there it will go to every family with a child in that school.
There have been comparisons between Ebola and AIDS. Yes, they are both caused by viruses. Yes, they both come from Africa. But there is a huge difference. AIDS is ONLY spread by sexual contact or by blood transfusions – people tend to notice when they have sexual contact or a blood transfusion. Ebola is easily spread to people of all ages and both genders, and does not require any action on the part of the person catching it. You can walk right past someone with AIDS and not worry – but if you are near anyone with Ebola it is easy for you to catch it.
Nurse Nina Pham has been in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas (and transferred Thursday night to a special care unit in Maryland) where she is still in serious condition after getting Ebola from Duncan, although she has received a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, an Ebola survivor. The second infected healthcare worker from the same hospital, Amber Jay Vinson, is being moved to Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia - I have been unable to discover why Vinson and not Pham, but I do know that Emory treated Brantly. However, I did find a number of stories about how Vinson flew to Dallas from Cleveland already had a low grade fever the day before being diagnosed, but was greenlighted for the trip by the CDC. Why did they do that? Why was she on a commercial plane after working with Thomas Eric Duncan? It would have made far more sense to have quarantined every health care worker who had any contact with him, and to do so for 30 days, yet here was a woman who traveled to Cleveland and back.
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton once said that the American State Department is dominated by “moral equivalency” which applies especially to State’s morally neutral policy toward Israel and the Palestinian Authority. This means that State, consistent with the academic doctrine of cultural relativism, makes no significant distinction between good and evil regimes. American foreign policy thus tends to be morally neutral or value-free.
Carry the logic a step further. The State Department’s foreign policy requires its envoys or diplomats to be morally neutral or value-free. But to be morally neutral or value–free is to be shameless! This is the logically inescapable implication of the State Department’s mind-set. Hence, it’s reasonable to assume that this is the mind-set of Martin Indyk, former U.S. envoy who was chosen by the Obama Administration to mediate negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the basis of Moral Equivalency!
Four years ago I wrote a review of Martin Indyk. Indyk was born in England 1951 but grew up and was educated in Australia. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1972 and received a PhD in international relations from the Australian National University in 1977. He immigrated to the United States and later gained American citizenship in 1993.
On April 19, 2010, Indyk wrote an op ed. item in the New York Times blaming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the rift with the Obama administration. He went so far as to say “Israel has to adjust its policy to the interests of the United States.”
Like his Washington handlers, and consistent with the moral equivalency that permeated his university education, Indyk has long advocated a Palestinian state. He should have no problem on that issue with Mr. Netanyahu who in effect manifested the same moral equivalency on June 14, 2009 when he endorsed the “two state solution” to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
One does not require military expertise to arrive at a former U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff conclusion that a Palestinian a state would endanger Israel’s existence. This is why Netanyahu insists that a Palestinian state must be demilitarized and barred from forming alliances with any Arab regime—a non-sequitur in international law.
Be that as it may, since no Palestinian leader would survive a day if he accepted such limitations, and since Bibi has the flexible spine required by the American State Department’s policy of moral equivalency, we should expect Bibi to flex his spine more than his muscles vis-à-vis Martin Indyk.
We certainly can’t expect Indyk to be holier than the Pope. After all, Bibi, like the American State Department, behaves as if ignorant of, or indifferent to, the murderous and mendacious character of Arab-Islamic culture. It matters neither to him nor to State that Egyptian-born scholar, the intrepid Bat Ye’or, has called Islam a “culture of hate.” Likewise, it matters neither to him nor State that another intrepid woman, Syrian-born psychiatrist Wafa Sultan, is so contemptuous of Islam that, unlike Bibi, she doesn’t deem Islam worthy of being called a “civilization.”
So what is to be expected of a diplomat like Martin Indyk whose university education has imbued him—as it has the American State Department as a whole—with the shameless doctrine of moral equivalency?
By the way, the intellectual and moral level of Indyk’s academic credentials and diplomatic posts reminds me of George Orwell’s assessment of British academics of the 1930s who held diplomatic posts in the Chamberlain government. Orwell saw that Britain’s intelligentsia was steeped in moral relativism, and that this pernicious doctrine had enfeebled Chamberlain’s foreign policy.
The same decadence is evident in the moral equivalency that Ambassador Bolton (with dismay) saw in the America State Department. No wonder: State has more PhDs than any other department of American government. Let me spell this out in the clearest terms, which requires a candid but unpublicized view of higher education in the democratic world, the education of the university graduates that shape the foreign policies of the secular democratic state.
Inasmuch these graduates, who have been virtually indoctrinated in moral equivalency and cultural relativism, are now pursuing a career in the cynical domain of international politics where power and economic interests predominate, do not expect them to take evil seriously. This means that the State Department diplomats referred to by John Bolton tend to behave like children who take civilization for granted!
Thanks to their morally neutral education, they are abysmally ignorant of what is required to preserve civilization. Smug and steeped in the moral equivalency, which they do not even recognize as shameless, they are oblivious of how much hard work and stamina, how much self-sacrifice and heroism, are required in each generation to defend civilization against its enemies. Think of how much it cost in blood and treasure for America to save Europe from barbarism in the last century—the barbarism threatening Israel today by Arabs animated by the genocidal charter of the Palestinian Authority.
But what does this matter to Martin Indyk and Benjamin Netanyahu, neither of whom has the spine of intrepid women like Bat Ye’or and Wafa Sultan?
Prof. Paul Eidelberg (Ph.D. University of Chicago), former officer U.S. Air Force, is the founder and president of the Israel-America Renaissance Institute (I-ARI), www.i-ari.org, with offices in Jerusalem and Philadelphia. He has written several books on American and on Jewish Statesmanship. His magnum opus The Judeo-Scientific Foundations of American Exceptionalism: Today’s Choice for the “Almost Chosen People" is in process of publication. Prof. Eidelberg lives in Jerusalem.
Prof. Paul Eidelberg is a political scientist, author and lecturer; Founder and President, Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, a Jerusalem-based think tank for improving Israel's system of governance. He is a valued contributor to Right Truth.
His books are available at Lightcatcher Books. His most recent book is: Toward a Renaissance of Israel and America. His recent books are: A Jewish Philosophy of History and The Myth of Israeli Democracy: Toward a Truly Jewish Israel. His previous book, Jewish Statesmanship: Lest Israel Fall, provides the philosophical and institutional foundations for reconstructing the State of Israel. It has been translated into Hebrew and Russian. He is the author of Toward a Renaissance of Israel and America (Lightcatcher Books, 2009).
“Show neither partiality to the weak nor deference to the mighty, but judge your fellow men justly.” Leviticus 19:15 New American Bible
I enjoyed watching KISS rocker Gene Simmons on Fox News’ Outnumbered yesterday speaking about a collegiate coed that sought to carry a firearm on campus to protect herself against a stalker. Mr. Simmons’ implication was to impart “street justice” and for her to grab the support of a few athletes and literally let baseball bats do the talking regarding the criminal aggressor. That is, perhaps, a shattered kneecap would do far more to cease the aggression than relying upon the assistance of overworked and underfunded police agencies. Amen.
I am, by all fair accounts, the product of turn-of-the-last-century street fighters and gang members of the Detroit area with a pedigree involving the Purple Gang (of Jailhouse Rock notoriety) and pre-Eminem Eight Mile Road conflicts. It would be, perhaps, legitimate that this foundation of urban violence would lead me into a life of depravity and violence and you would be correct in arguing this point were it not for two distinct ideals. First, my ancestors engaged in illicit practices for survival within a land decidedly hostile to newcomers, particularly those of a “foreign” faith and language. Secondly, this ancient religion of immigrants served as a foundation to protect the innocent and underdogs of society. For example, when my family beat up a police officer, it had little to do with flagrant violation of the law. Rather, it was a direct retaliation against a corrupt law enforcement official that brutally beat a hungry and cold resident who was simply stealing coal to keep his family warm during the dead of winter. Sometimes life requires survival to the point of abandoning civilized behavior in favor of extending civilization.
All of this leads me to the present conflict between “Palestinian” Arabs and the modern State of Israel. On paper, the Arabs would “appear” to have all the makings necessary for “street justice” of the Simmons and Godlewski family clan variety: poor families, lack of food, miserable living conditions, local violence, etc. However, again, there are distinctions to be observed. Whereas my ancestors arrived into a location that hated immigrants and foreign religions, the Arabs of the Levant have largely represented the xenophobic instigators. The Arabs surrounding Israel did not venture from thousands of miles away, proceed through the legalities of an Ellis Island, and then work in the dingy coalmines of a Pennsylvania or factories of a Detroit in order to fit it. For all practical purposes, they emulated the WASPs that sought to deny universal freedom to others not matching their self-ordained rules. In this regard, I can only sympathize with Israel, many of whose citizens emigrated from my family’s native Poland to escape persecution.
There are times when we must simply say "NO". With FaceBook, Twitter, internet sites, way too often we are bombarded with headlines similar to these: Must see video; Must read article; Awesome picture; Funniest ever seen; Most beautiful ever; Food to die for. My mental response is usually ... "NO".
NO - There isn't much in this world that is 'to die for'. God, family, country come to mind.
NO - There are not many things that are truly awesome. God is awesome. The sacrifice Jesus Christ made for mankind is awesome. The love of my husband all these years is pretty awesome to me. Creation is pretty awesome too.
The following are statistics on abortions, that we know were reported, since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 :
1,343,950,964 - (counting upward at the rate of one more per second) Worldwide
57,058,564 - in the United States
Today alone, up until the posting of this article, already 1,835 unborn babies have been killed here in the United States. Go see all the figures here.
Those figures above are probably LOW ...
... abortions since 1973 based on data from both the Centers for Disease Control and the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, a former Planned Parenthood research arm. Guttmacher receives numbers directly from abortion centers themselves and is the prime source for more current figures because the Centers for Disease Control has never tabulated accurate numbers of abortions. The CDC relies on figures from state health departments, some of which rely on voluntary reporting — and it hasn’t had data from some states such as California and New Hampshire for more than a decade.
“Because of these different methods of data collection, GI has consistently obtained higher counts than the CDC. CDC researchers have admitted it probably undercounts the total number of abortions because reporting laws vary from state to state and some abortionists probably do not report or under-report the abortions they perform,”... (Life News, 1/18/13)
The Bible says:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, ... -- Jeremiah 1:5a
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful,I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from youwhen I was made in the secret place,when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;all the days ordained for me were written in your bookbefore one of them came to be. -- Psalm 139:13-16
Do you want to do something worthwhile today? Say NO to abortion. Say NO to the murder of helpless unborn babies.
Say a prayer for this nation, for the world, that the Word of God would be preached, that hearts would be touched concerning the murder of unborn children, and that this slaughter would be stopped. That is something we should say "YES" to.
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
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