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American Conservative University
Dinesh D'Souza- The General Milley/Pelosi  Coup and Dan Bongino- Was Pelosi Involved In A Coup?

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 27:43


Dinesh D'Souza- The General Milley/Pelosi  Coup and Dan Bongino- Was Pelosi Involved In A Coup?   THE REAL COUP Dinesh D'Souza Podcast Watch this entire podcast at- https://youtu.be/UUefU5AiT_w Dinesh D'Souza 623K subscribers In this episode, Dinesh reveals that military dictatorship in America is no longer a foreign bugaboo.  It can happen here, it did happen here, and it can happen again.  Dinesh examines what, if any, evidence General Milley had that Trump had "gone rogue." Author Joel Rosenberg joins Dinesh to probe the hidden contours of radical Islam in the Middle East and around the world.  — Dinesh D'Souza is an author and filmmaker. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he was a senior domestic policy analyst in the Reagan administration. He also served as a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of many bestselling books, including "Illiberal Education," "What's So Great About Christianity," "America: Imagine a World Without Her," "The Roots of Obama's Rage," "Death of a Nation," and "United States of Socialism." His documentary films "2016: Obama's America," "America," "Hillary's America," "Death of a Nation," and "Trump Card" are among the highest-grossing political documentaries of all time. He and his wife Debbie are also executive producers of the acclaimed feature film "Infidel." — Want to connect with Dinesh D'Souza online for more hard-hitting analysis of current events in America? Here's how: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsouzadinesh Twitter: https://twitter.com/dineshdsouza Rumble: https://rumble.com/dineshdsouza Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dineshjdsouza Email: http://www.dineshdsouza.com/email/ We would like to thank our advertisers for today's podcast: http://www.mypillow.com​ http://www.birchgold.com​ https://www.expressvpn.com/dinesh https://supremecoup.com/ https://Nbttmovie.com (Nothing But The Truth movie ) https://www.americanfinancing.net https://genesis950.com Send your audio or video questions at QuestionDinesh@gmail.com Please make them around 30 seconds so we can use it on the podcast! Books used in today's podcast: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/enem... https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/peri... Trump Card DVD: http://salemnowstore.com/ Our movie Infidel https://www.infidel911.com Watch Danielle D'Souza Gill Counter Culture Show -click below: https://www.theepochtimes.com/anti-am... 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Danielle D'Souza Gill books The Choice: The Abortion Divide in America – Danielle D'Souza Gill https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-...   Was Pelosi Involved In A Coup? - The Dan Bongino Show https://youtu.be/UVqH-FdsZf4 Dan Bongino 845K subscribers For show notes, visit https://bongino.com/ep-1606-was-pelos... This show is brought to you by Express VPN https://www.expressvpn.com/bongino The Mark Milley scandal explodes. Three questions that must be answered. The rebellion has begun. In this episode I also show video of people fighting back against leftist tyranny. Looking for news? The Bongino Report brings you the top conservative and libertarian news stories of the day, aggregated in an easy to read format to assist the public in getting accurate information. https://bonginoreport.com/ Check out our Clips channel for video highlights https://www.rumble.com/DanBonginoShow... Please subscribe to the podcast at: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/t... Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dan-bongino Android: http://subscribeonandroid.com/feeds.s... Sign up to receive Dan's daily email at https://bongino.com/newsletter/ Join Dan on Parler @dbongino Follow him at: Facebook @dan.bongino Instagram @dbongino Email us at info@bongino.com   HELP ACU SPREAD THE WORD!  Please go to Apple Podcasts and give ACU a 5 star rating. Apple canceled us and now we are clawing our way back to the top. Don't let the Leftist win. Do it now! Thanks. Forward this show to friends. Ways to subscribe to the American Conservative University Podcast Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher FM Player Podcast Addict Tune-in Podcasts Pandora Look us up on Amazon Prime …And Many Other Podcast Aggregators and sites   Please help ACU by submitting your Show ideas. Email us at americanconservativeuniversity@americanconservativeuniversity.com Please go to Apple Podcasts and give ACU a 5 star rating. Apple canceled us and now we are clawing our way back to the top. Don't let the Leftist win. Do it now! Thanks.

Pray For Us
Culturally Muslim: Dina Bahar

Pray For Us

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 54:01


Host of KTP the podcast Dina Bahar reflects on her childhood in Jakarta where she was raised by a Muslim mom and a Catholic dad who converted to Islam--she talks about going to a Muslim school, moving to the United States for college, marrying a man of a different faith, and adapting religion to fit into her modern life. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/prayforus/support

Ottoman History Podcast
The Circassian Diaspora

Ottoman History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021


with Şölen Şanlı Vasquez hosted by Brittany White | Over the course its final decades, millions of Muslim immigrants, many of them refugees of war and Russian conquest, settled in the Ottoman Empire. Between a quarter and a third of people in Turkey today have ancestors who arrived with those migrations. Yet their history often stops short of capturing the personal experiences of such people, what was erased, and what they have sought to preserve. In this episode, we speak with sociologist Şölen Şanlı Vasquez about how to write a more empathetic history of migration in Turkey through the lens of the Circassian diaspora. For her, this history is not just the story of how people from the North Caucasus were expelled from one empire and settled in an another. It is also a personal story about continuity, rupture, and recovery within the families of immigrants across generations and continents. Through a conversation about her ongoing research project called "The Home Within," we explore the themes of family, gender, ethnicity, race, and erasure --- not only in Turkey --- but across contexts of migration and displacement in the US and elsewhere. And we also reflect on the importance of public history that makes these issues relevant and relatable to a wider audience. « Click for More »

On Being with Krista Tippett
Kate Bowler and Wajahat Ali — The Future of Hope

On Being with Krista Tippett

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 51:25


An irreverent conversation about hope between journalist Wajahat Ali and theologian Kate Bowler. They speak to this moment we're in through the friendship they found on the edge of life and death that is cancer — Wajahat through his young daughter; and Kate with a stage 4 diagnosis at the age of 35 that she's chronicled in a beloved memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I've Loved). Their conversation is rich with practical wisdom for facing uncertainty and mortality, losses we did not foresee, and new beginnings we would not have chosen.This is the first in a new series, The Future of Hope — a beautiful array of voices, former guests on this show, having the conversations they want to be hearing in this time.Wajahat Ali is a columnist at The Daily Beast and his essays, interviews, and reporting have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. He also is a Senior Fellow at the Western States Center and Auburn Seminary. He wrote the celebrated play, The Domestic Crusaders. His first book, Go Back To Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American, will be published in early 2022. Kate Bowler is an associate professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. She's the author of, Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel and the New York Times best-selling memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I've Loved). She also hosts the podcast Everything Happens. Her new book is No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear).Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
THE REAL COUP

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 57:07


In this episode, Dinesh reveals that military dictatorship in America is no longer a foreign bugaboo.  It can happen here, it did happen here, and it can happen again.  Dinesh examines what, if any, evidence General Milley had that Trump had "gone rogue."   Author Joel Rosenberg joins Dinesh to probe the hidden contours of radical Islam in the Middle East and around the world.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ICNYU Podcasts
Live and Learn with Sheikha Ieasha Prime | ICNYU Virtual Halaqa

ICNYU Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 52:39


Let's discover how the Message of Islam was spread and developed over time throughout many nations. We will journey down the adventurous path of dawah, service and bringing light to humanity. What lessons can be drawn from their life and times? What did Allah intend for us to know by preserving their stories in Quran? During Wednesday night's class of Live and Learn, we can take this path of Revelation to the World and extract the gems for our personal lives and struggles in faith.

City Cast Chicago
There Is No Muhammad Ali Without Chicago

City Cast Chicago

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 15:27


Muhammad Ali is known around the world. But it was a biographer from Chicago who prompted Ken Burns to make a documentary about the activist and boxing champion. Part one of the four-part series “Muhammad Ali” premieres Sunday on PBS. Chicago author Jonathan Eig wrote the 2017 biography “Ali: A Life,” and collaborated on the new series. Eig tells host Jacoby Cochran that Chicago was integral to Ali's story as the place he was introduced to the Nation of Islam and where he met his second wife and had children. Eig says Ali's story is as relevant today as ever. Guest: Jonathan Eig — Author, “Ali: A Life” Ken Burns' "Muhammad Ali"

Amerikan Therapy
The New Face of Activism

Amerikan Therapy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 37:53


In today's episode, we sit down with one of the rising stars of the latest social justice movement, Queen YoNasda to understand what it takes to stay well while battling systemic oppression. YoNasDa (Yo-Naja-Ha) LoneWolf, Human Rights Activist, National Organizer, Published Writer, Public SpeakerIs a National Community Organizer/Human Rights Activist and a motivational speaker. Being self-driven she is living her divine calling from her early beginnings in the entertainment industry as a rap artist and choreographer for BET'S own Teen Summit to her most recent work as an active activist and a voice against any injustice that affects people worldwide.  She has used entertainment to bring awareness on the condition of oppressed people whether it's releasing two albums and touring with Wutang Clan or performing at the Annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow and Festival she walks in many cultural paths. She organized cities from Phoenix, AZ to Baltimore, MD, and was asked by the family of Mike Brown Jr in Ferguson, MO to speak at his 1-year anniversary. Her electrifying speech made it on all international media platforms and she was featured in Elle Magazine (France) as one of the women in the Stopping Police Brutality that is changing America. When YoNasDa Lonewolf is not protesting in the streets you can catch her speaking to college and high school students. She also was on the BET Rap it Up Tour, promoting sexual education. Since 2006, she has directed entertainment panel discussions at various colleges and universities and at the annual Nation of Islam conference called Saviors Day with over 100,000 people. This truth-teller is a published writer who has a weekly column in the Final Call Newspaper and is now bringing her artistry to the world with a children's book called “The Adventures of Star Song” and a daily devotional book called “Journey 2 Peace”. She is also filming a docu-series based on connecting the similarities of people from all walks of life. She started a cultural tour called "Rez Tours" in which she opens cultural tours to Indigenous communities to learn more about the culture of Indigenous people. She has hosted a radio show on Chuck D Rapstation.com and Atlanta's Voice of the People radio. In October 2015 she was a special guest on NYC Power 105's The Breakfast Club where she spoke on “Indigenous Peoples Day.” From the huge response, she was asked to be on The Breakfast Club again in October 2016. She has spearheaded 32 and  64 city fundraising events called Hip Hop 4 Haiti, and Hip Hop 4 Flint in 2016, respectively. YoNasDa was on the executive planning committee and co-convener for the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March- Justice or Else!. YoNasDa Lonewolf is a woman with a purpose of promoting love, justice, and equality.Connect with YoNasDayonasda@gmail.comP.Williams3@yahoo.com@queenyonasdaSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/AMERIKANTHERAPY)

Know Your Enemy
Twenty Years of Terror (w/ Spencer Ackerman)

Know Your Enemy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 98:48


It's impossible to comprehend the state of conservative politics — or American politics in general — without looking closely at the wars we've been waging for the past two decades. The story we've been telling about American conservatism has been incomplete without a deep-dive on the so-called Global War on Terror. Luckily, Spencer Ackerman has written the perfect book to occasion such a dialogue. In Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, Ackerman provides a richly detailed (and acutely frustrating) account of the perversions of justice, liberalism, humanity, and the constitution wrought by the forever wars. Our discussion with Ackerman goes from the Oklahoma City Bombing to the cancellation of Susan Sontag to the battles among neocons and paleocons to define the post-9/11 era. We also touch on the CIA's torture program, nation-building in Afghanistan, and the hypocrisies of the Trump-era Resistance. In typical KYE fashion, it's a complex and wide-ranging conversation you won't find elsewhere. Further Reading:Susan Sontag et al. "Tuesday, and After: New Yorker writers respond to 9/11." The New Yorker, Sept 16, 2001.Bernard Lewis, "The Revolt of Islam," The New Yorker, Nov 11, 2001.Jake Tapper, "Pat Buchanan: America First," Salon, Dec 4, 2001.Spencer Ackerman, "The CIA's Outsourced Torture Is Lost To History," Forever Wars, Aug 6, 2021.Sam Adler-Bell, "How the War on Terror Fuels Trump," Jacobin, Aug 13, 2016....and don't forget to subscribe on Patreon to hear all of our bonus episodes!

The Big Story
784: Why is Kerala Catholic Bishop Passing Remarks Against Muslims?

The Big Story

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 20:15


At a time when polarisation between the Hindu and Muslim communities across India has increased, a Catholic bishop in Kerala has set off a new controversy by alleging that Muslim communities are waging a “narcotics jihad”. On 9 September, Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt of the Pala, Kottayam district alleged that the Muslim community is endangering youth belonging to other religions, especially the Christian youth, by luring them into Islam using drugs. These drugs, according to the Bishop, are allegedly used in ice cream parlours, juice corners, and hotels, which are run by “hardcore jihadist” and that drugs are being used as a “weapon to spoil non-Muslims”. Not surprisingly, the comments also set off alarm bells across the Christian community in the state, with other bishops and nuns, several Islamist groups, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, and the Leader of the Opposition VD Satheesan condemning the Bishop's comments. However, the Catholic Church along with the influential Nair Service Society community and the Bhartiya Janta Party, who has been trying to make inroads in the state, has come out in full public support of the Bishop's comments. The Kerala unit of the BJP also went a step further and wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah, seeking a law to deal with “narco-terrorist and love jihad”. But why is a Catholic Bishop in Kerala triggering a war of words against another minority community in the state? What is it about the Muslim community that is making the Catholic Church anxious? And is this the first time this has happened? Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Guest: KA Shaji, senior journalist based in Kerala. Editor: Shelly Walia Also check out: Kerala Bishop & ‘Narcotics Jihad': Demographic Fear Pushing Christians to BJP? Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur

Muslim Moms Podcast
Do You Have A Capsule Wardrobe?

Muslim Moms Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 30:01


Don't come for my clothes! Join sisters Nabeeha and Wardah Khan as they discuss the question:do you have a capsule wardrobe? But what exactly is a capsule wardrobe or capsule collection? How does our relationship to clothes change over the course of motherhood? But what if I like everything in my closet?Join our hosts as they discuss their developing perspectives on one's clothes. Hear them talk through their journeys paring down and stocking up on their wardrobes. Listen in as they mention how fashion and function have shifted their mentalities over the years. Lastly, tune in for some tips around taking control of your closet (and how you think about it).~~~Keep up with new episodes at MuslimMomsPodcast.com and for feedback, topic ideas, or to keep the conversation going, email us at muslimmomspodcast@gmail.comTo support this show, please rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.This show is produced and edited by Jawaad Khan.

The Big Wedding Planning Podcast
#268 Blended Bliss

The Big Wedding Planning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 63:07


When you're planning to spend the rest of your life with someone, it can feel quite challenging to bring two very different people together and have them work towards one common path. Sprinkle in multi-cultural and interfaith differences and you can quickly see how planning a wedding to meet these various needs might make you feel like you're on a lone island. Christy and Michelle have the pleasure of connecting with Lara Wagner and Amer Ahmad, a married couple with beautifully diverse backgrounds. Lara had the satisfaction of growing up in the American South as a Unitarian Universalist, a liberal religion characterized by a free and responsible search for meaning, which she credits to providing her with the open mindedness to marrying someone from a different religious background. On the other side of the couple coin is Amer, whose family is from Pakistan but grew up in South Carolina practicing Islam. These two join the show today to talk about how they met, their two wedding ceremonies and meeting their parents' conditions of attending pre-marital counseling. Listen in and learn how Lara and Amer came together in blended bliss. Big Takeaways There was so little easily accessible information about what a blended wedding looked like when they were planning their wedding. Their parents' condition was that they went to pre-marital counseling. While they originally wanted a fusion wedding, it wasn't possible. In the end, there were 3 days of celebrations that incorporated both cultures. They were very intentional about food and drink, bringing both cultures in on each day. The easiest way to fuse things is FOOD. When starting to plan a blended wedding, it could be amazingly helpful to speak to your parents/family about what the non-negotiables are from each side. What are the expectations? Know that there will be challenges, ultimately do the things that bring joy to you and your most important loved ones. Lara and Amer were able to incorporate parts of their own family traditions and experience new things together. Links We Referenced instagram.com/blended.bliss/ (https://www.instagram.com/blended.bliss/) Quotes “I don't want to say I felt alone, because I had a lot of incredible people go on the journey with us. But when I reached out for different inspiration, and was wondering, ‘is it normal to have a number of outfit changes?' ‘Will my white family understand this spicy food?' Things like that, I didn't have any answers to those questions.” - Lara “If it is fusion, it is a compromise on many different levels. If it's going to be one day, it's not a compromise, it's a western wedding.” - Lara “We just realized, we're going to make everyone kind of happy. And then that's going to make us very happy.” - Lara “And that gets back to that being a stressor, everyone had very different expectations about what the size of the wedding should be.” -Ahmad “I have probably a very unpopular opinion, but ladies and gentlemen, this is not your day. You don't spend your day double bagged in Spanx, paying $100 for people you don't know to eat a plate.” - Lara Plan your wedding using The Big Wedding Planning Master Class (https://www.thebigweddingplanningmasterclass.com/). A self-paced digital course created with love for you by Christy & Michelle. The Big Wedding Planning Podcast is... * Hosted and produced by Christy Matthews and Michelle Martinez. * Edited by Veronica Gruba. * Music by Steph Altman of Mophonics (https://www.mophonics.com/). * On Instagram @thebigweddingplanningpodcast and be sure to use #planthatwedding when posting, so you can get our attention! * Inviting you to become part of our Facebook Group! Join us and our amazing members. Just search for The Big Wedding Planning Podcast Community on Facebook. * Easy to get in touch with. Email us at thebigweddingplanningpodcast@gmail.com or Call and leave a message at 415-723-1625 and you might hear your voice on an episode * On Patreon. Become a member (https://www.patreon.com/thebigweddingplanningpodcast) and with as little as $5 per month, you get bonus episodes, special newsletters and Zoom Cocktail Hours with Christy & Michelle! Our Partners (https://www.thebigweddingplanningpodcast.com/partners) Special Deals for Listeners - TBWPP Enthusiastically Approved! Wedfuly (https://wedfuly.com/bigwedding/) SuitShop (https://suitshop.com/?utm_campaign=EngagedLeads&utm_content=BWPPPartnership&utm_medium=BWPP&utm_source=ReferralLink) The Flashdance (https://www.theflashdance.com/virtual-party-the-big-wedding-planning-podcast) Cactus Collective (https://www.cactus-collective.com/the-big-wedding-planning-podcast/) Unboring Wedding Academy (https://www.unboringweddingacademy.com/bigwedding/)

ex.haust
Episode 56: This Film Is Dedicated to the Brave Mujahideen Fighters of Afghanistan ft. Phil Cunliffe

ex.haust

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 58:48


Emmet talks with author and cohost of Aufhebunga Bunga (https://aufhebungabunga.podbean.com/) Phil Cunliffe (https://twitter.com/thephilippics) about the bungled evac of Kabul, the Afghanistan War's aimlessness, historical amnesia, and more! The Fall of an American Empire (https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/20/the-fall-of-an-american-empire/) by Phill Cunliffe Whatever Happened to the Good War? (https://www.spiked-online.com/2006/09/26/what-ever-happened-to-the-good-war/) by Phil Cunliffe Subscribe to our Patreon for 2 exclusive episodes a month! Closing Song: Dig It A Hole by The U-Men (https://umen.bandcamp.com/album/u-men)

Professor Kozlowski Lectures
Islam and Courtly Love

Professor Kozlowski Lectures

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 101:05


Professor Kozlowski commits a hat-trick of irresponsible academic conjecture by (1) wading deep into a contentious discussion that (2) he is woefully under-informed about, and (3) which involves a cultural/religious heritage he does not belong to. But seriously, how the heck can anyone miss the connection between Islamic teaching about love (ca. 11th-12th century) and the Courtly Love tradition (esp. regarding Arthurian Romance)? Better to bring it up badly than perpetuate the cultural blindness endemic to discussion of the Islamicate World's accomplishments, I guess. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/

The John Batchelor Show
1685: Al Qaeda Never Left, and Returns. John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 10:50


Photo:   Salafism is the creed espoused by al Qaeda. In a general sense, it's similar to Wahhabism, which is the Saudi theology.  Here:  Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, is named after the Saudi king Faisal. According to WikiLeaks, Saudis are "long accustomed to having a significant role in Pakistan's affairs" Al Qaeda Never Left, and Returns. John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/09/joe-bidens-afghanistan-withdrawal-what-will-history-say/ ..  ..  ..   * Salafis are fundamentalists who believe in a return to the original political and moral practices of Islam.   The word “Salafi” comes from the Arabic phrase, “al-Salaf al-Salih” , which refers to the first three generations of Muslims (starting with the Companions of the Prophet), otherwise known as the Pious Predecessors, or “righteous ancestors”.    Rather than being a distinct branch of Islam, Salafism is an intellectual current of Sunni Islam.

The Firsts
Atika bint Zayd (ra) - The Wife of Many Martyrs

The Firsts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 18:30


How many people would intercede as martyrs for the spouse that supported them in their courage? Listen and learn more about Atika bint Zayd (ra).

Unswtnd + Unfltrd
God's Plan: When Everything Begins to Fall Apart with Huda Alvi

Unswtnd + Unfltrd

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 55:42


It's understood that Allah's plans are always greater than ours, but how strong is your trust in Him if after making dua, everything in your life begins to fall apart?Growing up you have probably heard the hadith which stated that “none shall enter the fire of Hell who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of Iman”, as well as, “none shall enter Paradise who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride.”And so you think to yourself, the size of a mustard seed is incredibly tiny - but what if this hadith wasn't just emphasizing its size, but also highlighting a specific characteristic?Did you know that one mustard seed can produce a tree-like plant that is a little over 6 feet tall. Imagine that - a tiny seed that has the ability to grow into something larger than life. What if this hadith used the seed as an example to show how having a tiny bit of faith can transform into complete reliance on Allah. After all, a grain of sand could have been used as an example, but sand doesn't have the ability to grow.  This seed reflects how faith can grow and become strong enough to overcome the most difficult of hardships. In today's episode, I sat down with Huda Alvi, founder of The Girls Trip, to discuss her journey of self discovery. Recently, Huda returned to social media after a year or so long hiatus - with her return came an update, one filled with affliction, tears, hope and an emphasis on extending compassion to others and sharing our truth. Within this conversation we touched upon how as women we sometimes fear what's on the other side of friendships + relationships - which is a journey of solitude that no one has truly prepared us for. Huda shares intimate details of her marriage falling apart and her road to self growth and acceptance of Allah's plans no matter how much we tend to resist them at first.I want to extend my deepest gratitude for Huda for being so vulnerable and sharing her story - her words and her journey have helped me immensely in terms of my own healing - and I hope the same for you, too. Enjoy and follow the pod on Instagram:@unsweetenedandunfilteredFollow Huda Alvi on Instagram:@hudaalvi

To Whom It May Concern
Did He Do It? | Michael Peterson and the Staircase

To Whom It May Concern

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 47:04


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Candid Conversations with Jonathan Youssef
Episode 109: Rami and Zaina Rizk: Faith Refined by Fire

Candid Conversations with Jonathan Youssef

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 67:48


We've heard and seen a lot about the hardship and devastation people are facing who are desperate to flee Taliban in Afghanistan. It is utterly heartbreaking. Among those in danger are Christians who will face persecution and possibly death for their faith.  It is hard to comprehend what they are facing. Today, you will hear a powerful testimony of a Christian couple caught in similar circumstances when Isis took over portions of Syria.  They endured death threats, attempted kidnappings, the loss of personal freedom, and lived under a constant threat of imprisonment or death.  Rami and Zaina Rizk are from Syria. They lived in Syria when ISIS took control of certain regions in 2011 and they endured death threats, attempted kidnappings, the loss of personal freedom, and a lack of basic necessities. They fled Syria in 2013 with their young daughters – escaping ISIS rule. They first went to Lebanon and then the United States. This was not only a scary time for them and their family, but also a time when our Lord provided for them. In the face of their greatest trial, the Lord strengthened their faith and led them to safety and freedom.Join us as we discover how to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are enduring great persecution today--and be reminded that our greatest gift, our faith in Christ, is refined by fire. To ask Jonathan a question or connect with the Candid community, visit https://LTW.org/CandidFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/candidpodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/candidpodTwitter: https://twitter.com/thecandidpod

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter

The prophesied rise of Islam just prior to the great tribulation. Some believe WWIII started on 9-11 when we began the war on terrorism. According to God's prophetic timeclock, it is time for WWIII and Islam will certainly be involved. I think more happened on 9-11 than we think. I will analyze these prophecies, and others, on this edition of End of the Age!

The Cārvāka Podcast
Heretic Traditions In Islam — Why They Are Vital For Dissent Today

The Cārvāka Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 70:49


In this podcast, Arshia Malik talks about Heretic Traditions in Islam — Why they are vital for dissent today. With the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Islamism in general it is very important that the world starts to pay attention to heretic traditions in Islam, practiced in the early centuries of the faith, and how people are trying to rekindle those traditions in the Islamic discourse. Follow them: Twitter: @arshiaunis You can read the transcript of Arshia's speech on the same subject here: https://medium.com/@arshiaunis/heretic-traditions-in-islam-why-they-are-vital-for-dissent-today-e904264c1b3 #Islamism #Heresy ------------------------------------------------------------ Listen to the podcasts on: SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kushal-mehra-99891819 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1rVcDV3upgVurMVW1wwoBp Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-c%C4%81rv%C4%81ka-podcast/id1445348369 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-carvaka-podcast ------------------------------------------------------------ Support The Cārvāka Podcast: Become a Member on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKPxuul6zSLAfKSsm123Vww/join Become a Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/carvaka UPI: kushalmehra@icici To buy The Carvaka Podcast Exclusive Merch please visit: http://kushalmehra.com/shop ------------------------------------------------------------ Follow Kushal: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kushal_mehra?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KushalMehraOfficial/? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecarvakapodcast/?hl=en Koo: https://www.kooapp.com/profile/kushal_mehra Inquiries: https://kushalmehra.com/ Feedback: kushalmehra81@gmail.com

The United States of Anxiety
A 9/12 Story: ‘I Forgot I Was a Muslim Kid'

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 50:23


How did September 11, 2001, and its aftermath, affect the way anyone perceived as Muslim, and those around them, fit inside the American experiment? Host Kai Wright is joined by award winning journalist Aymann Ismail, who talks about his post-9/11 childhood in northern New Jersey -- and what he learned about his identity as an adult. Then, a conversation about diversity, healing, and growth, with Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the co-creators of the Tony Award-winning show Come From Away. A filmed version of the show debuted on Apple TV Plus on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Companion Listening:The Counter-Jihad Movement & the Making of a President (9/11/2017) David Yerushalmi sees the threat of radical Islam everywhere. And thanks to him and his allies, the president now does, too. “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.  We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

ThePrint
CTC: China crushes Islam at home, yet why do Taliban call it best friend? Self-interest over ideology

ThePrint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 25:31


China becomes the first country to offer aid to the Taliban regime who call it their best friend. Shekhar Gupta joins the ends of 'sinisization' of Islam, Zabiullah Mujahid's statement on China and changing Islamic world to form an intriguing picture featuring China, Taliban and the region. Episode 833 of CutTheClutter. Additional Research by Amogh Rohmetra Brought to you by  @Kia India  ----more----Read John Simpson's article here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-58532291----more----Read The China-Pakistan Axis book here: https://www.amazon.in/China-Pakistan-Axis-Asias-New-Geopolitics/dp/1849043418----more----Read Rupert Stone's piece here: https://www.trtworld.com/opinion/the-odd-couple-china-s-deepening-relationship-with-the-taliban-28712----more----Read Fareed Zacharia's opinion piece here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/09/islamic-world-has-changed-over-past-20-years-taliban-is-about-feel-it/----more----Watch this… for clarity and brevity…agree with an opinion of not, this is a brilliant tutorial to put across a substantive and complex point in just six minutes… he's reading from a teleprompter we know, but a masterful script… much to learn from https://twitter.com/fareedzakaria/status/1437114032482242563?s=24

The Good Fight Radio Show
The Quran The Islamic Cover Up

The Good Fight Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 59:19


On today's broadcast we take a deep dive into the dilemma within the Islamic community regarding their most sacred texts. We look at some of Islam's most valued scholars as well as what many leading Christian Apologists have to say about this narrative.   Jay Smith and the Holes in the Narrative  https://tinyurl.com/euxu3cn3 David Wood and the Holes in the Narrative  https://tinyurl.com/53af429f  Does the Quran Teach the Bible Has Been Corrupted? with Dr. Gordon Nickel  https://tinyurl.com/2muyw6vx 

Necessary B******t Podcast
Episode #79: 9/11 and the Taliban in Afghanistan

Necessary B******t Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 93:27


In this episode, Josh and Ian talk about the 20 year anniversary of 9/11 and U.S. troops exiting from Afghanistan. They talk about the initial exit strategy of U.S. troops and citizens from Afghanistan,  the Cold War and the formation of the Taliban, the Soviet Union and spread of communism, their original thoughts and feelings of the September 11th attacks and the fall of the Word Trade Center twin towers, war in the middle-east and the prospects of nation building, the critiques against American imperialism and European colonialism, the  underestimation of Islam and the instinct of religious zealotry, the initial invasion of Afghanistan the prolonged wars that followed, leaving room for cultural relativism and understanding Islamic tribal sectarianism, allowing the Taliban to govern themselves and Afghani citizens, understanding Shariah Law and what Islamist's take from the Koran, looking back to tradition to solve modern moral problems, the migrant crisis in the wake of the Syrian civil war, the influence of the West throughout history in the middle-east, and various other topics.Follow them on Twitter at:Josh @Simpsonj423Ian @modernovermanand the podcast @NBSPodcast1Website: https://www.necessarybspod.com/Links:Inside the Taliban's Takeover of AfghanistanTaliban Is Stronger Than Ever 15 Years After U.S. InvasionWe Joined The Marines Trying To Defeat The Strongest Taliban Army YetJocko Willink: 'Sickened' to see US weapons left behind for terroristsWhat We Know About The 13 U.S. Service Members Killed In The Kabul Airport AttackThe history of Afghanistan and US ties, from the Cold War to 9/11Afghanistan War | History, Combatants, Facts, & TimelineISIS-K, Islamic State, The Taliban and Al-Qaeda: How Are They Different?Afghan War: Do Americans support Biden pulling out?This Is How the US's Afghanistan Exit Plan UnraveledWhat is Sharia law? What does it mean for women in Afghanistan?Shariah | Definition, History, & ExamplesUnderstanding Sharia LawWhat is sharia law? What to know about the Taliban's move toward religious rule in AfghanistanRecorded 2 September 2021Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nbsproductions)

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
History of the Mongols SPECIAL: Religious Tolerance

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 22:54


One of the most enduring images of the Mongolian Empire is that it was a model of religious tolerance, one where each of the Khan's subjects were free to worship as they pleased. This is not a new belief;  in the 18th century, Edward Gibbon presented Chinggis Khan as a forerunner of the enlightenment, and for modern audiences the notion was repopularized with Jack Weatherford's book Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. Some use the notion to counter the common presentations of Mongol brutality, usually accompanying blanket terms that all religious clergy were exempted from taxation, labour and were respected- or go as far as to present the Mongols as the inspiration for modern liberal religious toleration. While there is an element of truth to be had here, as with so much relating to the Mongols, describing the Chinggisid empire as a state of religious tolerance where all religions east and west lived in harmony fails to capture the reality of the period.       Even before the founding of the empire, Chinggis Khan interacted with a variety of religions. During his war to unify Mongolia, Chinggis Khan was supported by men of various religious backgrounds: Mongolian shamanist-animists, Nestorian Christians, Buddhists and Muslims, one of whom, Jafar Khoja, was supposedly a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, and stood with him at the muddy waters of Lake Baljuna during one of his lowest moments. The most prominent tribes in the Mongolian steppe in the 12th century were Nestorian Christians such as the Kereyid and Naiman, and on the declaration of the Mongol Empire in 1206 Chinggis Khan's army and administration were quite mixed. Chinggis Khan himself was an animist: in Mongolian belief, all things in the world were inhabited by spirits which had to be consulted and placated. It was the job of shamans to intercede with these spirits on the Mongols' behalf. Generally, shamanism is not an exclusive religion; one can consult a shaman and still practice other faiths. The shaman was not like a Christian priest or Islamic imam, but a professional one could consult with regardless of other religious affiliation. The persuasion and power of religion in the Mongol steppe  came from the charisma of specific holy men -such as shamans- and their power to convene with spirits and Heaven on the Khan's behalf in order to secure his victory.        This seems to have been the guiding principle for how Chinggis Khan, and most of his successors, approached religion. Some Mongols viewed the major religions they encountered -Daoism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam- as all praying to the same God via different methods. This was more or less the statement that in the 1250s, Chinggis' grandson Mongke Khaan provided to the Franciscan friar William of Rubruck during an interview, stating that “We Mongols believe that there is only one God through whom we have life and through whom we die, and towards him we direct our hearts [...] But just as God has given the hand several fingers, so he has given mankind several paths.”       Usually for the Khans, it did not matter who was right, as basically all of the major religions were. What mattered was that these religions should pray to God on behalf of the Chinggisids to ensure divine favour for their rule. Heaven's will was manifested through victories and rulership, while it's displeasure manifested in defeats and anarchy. Much like the concept of the Chinese Mandate of Heaven, the right to rule provided by heaven could be rescinded, and thus the Mongols hoped to continually appease Heaven.       But the Mongols' views on religion were not static and took years to develop into their political theology- and nor were they inherently tolerant, and favours were allotted more on a personal basis. For example, in 1214 Chinggis Khan, or one of his sons, had an encounter with a Buddhist monk named Haiyun. Haiyun, with his head shaved bare in accordance with his role as a monk, was told by the Khan to grow his hair out and braid it in Mongolian fashion- for at that time, the Mongols were attempting to order the general population of north China to do so as a sign of their political subordination.  Religions in China dictated how one should maintain their hair; Buddhist monks had to shave their heads, Daoist monks could keep their hair long, while the general Chinese population, on Confucian teaching, could not cut their hair in adulthood, as it was a gift from the parents, and thus was kept in topknots. Demanding that the general population adopt the unique, partly shaved Mongolian hairstyle, was therefore a decree against all of China's major religions. The Mongols did not succeed in this policy and soon abandoned it's implementation on its sedentary subjects, though other sources indicate it was enforced on nomadic Turkic tribes who entered Mongol service, indicating their submission to the Great Khan. Notably the Manchu would successfully implement such a policy after their conquest of China 400 years later, forcing the population to adopt the long queues at the back of the head. When the Chinese revolted against Manchu rule, the cutting of the queue was one of the clearest signs of rejecting the Qing Dynasty.   Back to the Buddhist monk Haiyun, who Chinggis had ordered to grow out his hair in Mongol fashion. Haiyun told Chinggis that he could not adopt the Mongol hairstyle, as growing his hair out violated his duty as a monk. Learning this, Chinggis Khan allowed Haiyun to maintain his baldness, then in time extended this allowance to all Buddhist and Daoist clergy.  Even with this first privilege, Haiyun and his master did not receive coveted tax exempt status until 1219, and then on the recommendation of Chinggis' viceroy in North China, Mukhali. This is the earliest indication of Chinggis Khan granting of such a favour, followed soon by the extensive privileges granted to the Daoist master Qiu Chuji. The Daoist had made the journey from North China to meet Chinggis Khan in Afghanistan on the Khan's urging, ordered to bring Chinggis the secret to eternal life, as the Mongols had been told Qiu Chuji was 300 years old. Master Qiu Chuji told Chinggis that not only did he not have such power, but Chinggis should also abstain from hunting and sexual activity. Not surprisingly, Chinggis Khan did not take this advice, but he did grant the man extensive privileges, tax exempt status and authority over all Daoists in China. Importantly, Chinggis' edict was directed personally at Qiu Chuji and his disciples, rather than Daoism as a whole. The value Qiu Chuji had to Chinggis was on his individual religious charisma and ability to intercede with the heavens on the Khan's behalf, as well as his many followers who could be induced to accept Mongol rule. In Chinggis' view, the fact that Qiu Chuji was a Daoist leader did not entitle him to privileges. Neither did the Mongols initially differentiate between Buddhism and Daoism. In part due to the vaguely worded nature of Chinggis' edicts, Qiu Chuji's Daoist followers used these decrees to exert authority over Buddhists as well, seizing Buddhist temples and forcing Buddhist monks to become Daoists, beginning a Buddhist-Daoist conflict that lasted the rest of the 13th century.       The point of these anecdotes is to demonstrate that the conquests did not begin with a specific policy of general religious tolerance or support for local religious institutions. Governmental support and privilege was provided on an ad hoc basis, especially when a group or individual was seen as influential with the almighty. Toleration itself was also advertised as a tool; in the Qara-Khitai Empire, in what is now eastern Kazakhstan and northwestern China, an enemy of Chinggis Khan, prince Kuchlug of the Naiman tribe, had fled to Qara-Khitai and eventually usurped power. Originally an Eastern Christian, that is a Nestorian, in Qara-Khitai Kuchlug converted to a violent strang of Buddhism and began to force the Muslim clerics, particularly in the Tarim Basin, to convert to Chrisitanity or Buddhism on pain of death. When Chinggis Khan's forces under Jebe Noyan arrived in 1217 pursuing the prince, they recognized the general resentment against Kuchlug and, in order to undermine his support, declared that anyone who submitted to the Mongols would be free to practice their religion. The announcement worked well, as the empire was quickly and successfully turned over to the Mongols, and the renegade prince Kuchlug cornered and killed. Notably, this announcement did not come with statements of privileges or tax exemptions at large for the Islamic religious leaders. It was a decree spread to deliberately encourage the dissolution of the Qara-Khitai and ease the Mongol conquest- in this region, it was a comparatively peaceful conquest, by Mongol standards. But it was not coming from any specific high-mindedness for the treatment of religion, but an intention to expand into this territory and defeat the fleeing Kuchlug.       By the reign of Chinggis' son Ogedai in the early 1230s, the Mongol stance towards religions became more solidified. A major advancement, on the insistence of advisers like the Buddhist Khitan scholar Yelu Chucai, was that privileges were to be granted on religious communities and institutions rather than based on individual charisma, which made them easier to regulate and manage. Chucai also impressed upon the Mongols that Buddhism and Daoism were distinct beliefs, though the Mongols seem to have often continually erroneously thought both creeds worshipped a supreme deity a la Christianity and Islam. Buddhist and Daoism became, alongside Christianity and Islam, the four main “foreign religions” which the Mongols would issue edicts regarding privileges. It was not an evenly applied thing. With Islam, for instance, it can be said the Mongols often had the greatest difficulties. For one thing, the rapid annihilation of the Khwarezmian empire, the world's single most powerful islamic state at the time, resulted in the deaths of perhaps millions of Muslims as well as the belief that the Mongols were a punishment sent by God- a belief the Mongols encouraged. The reduction of Islam from “the state religion” to “just another religion of the Khan's subjects,” was a difficult one for many an imam and qadi to accept. For a universalist religion like Islam, subjugation to a pagan entity was a difficult pill to swallow, and the destruction of cities, mosques, agriculture and vast swathes of the population would not have been eased by statements of how tolerant the Mongols supposedly were.        Further, it is apparent that the Mongols' rule for the first decade or two of their interaction with the Islamic world was not tolerant. Part of this comes to an inherent conflict between the sharia law of Islam, and the yassa of Chinggis Khan. The yassa and yosun of Chinggis Khan were his laws and customs set out to provide a framework for Mongol life, which regulated interactions for the state, individuals, the environment, the spirits and the heavenly. As a part of this, it was decreed that animals had to be slaughtered in the Mongolian fashion; the animal usually knocked unconscious, turned onto its back, an incision made in the chest and its heart crushed. The intention was to prevent the spilling of the animals' blood needlessly upon the earth, which could beget misfortune. Contravening this was forbidden and punishable by death. The problem was that this is inherently conflicting with halal and kosher slaughter, which entailed slitting the throat and draining the blood. At various times over the thirteenth century, this was used as an excuse to punish and lead reprisals against Muslims. A number of Persian language sources assert that Ogedai Khaan's brother Chagatai was a harsh enforcer of the yassa on the empire's Muslim population. In the 1250s ‘Ala al-Din Juvaini asserted that Muslims in Central Asia were unable to make any halal killings due to Chagatai, and were forced to eat carrion from the side of the road. The Khwarezmian refugee Juzjani meanwhile said Chagatai planned a genocide of the Muslims. While these sources like to depict Chagatai as a foil to Ogedai's more ‘friendly to islam' image, it remains clear that for many Muslims, it was felt that the Mongol government had a particular hatred for them. But Chagatai was not the only one to enforce this. Ogedai himself briefly sought to enforce this rule, and the famous Khubilai Khan grew increasingly unfriendly to religion in his old age, and in the 1280s launched anti-muslim policies, banning halal slaughter and circumcision on pain of death. The incident which apparently set him off was a refusal of Muslim merchants in Khubilai's court to eat meat prepared in the Mongolian manner, though it may also have been an attempt to appease some of the Chinese elite by appearing to reduce Islamic and Central Asian influence in his government, particularly after the assassination of Khubilai's corrupt finance minister Ahmad Fanakati.        Even Daoism, favoured early by the Mongols thanks to the meeting of Qiu Chuji and Chinggis Khan, suffered stiff reprisals from the Mongol government. As the conflict between the Daoists and Buddhists escalated, in the 1250s on the behest of his brother Mongke Khaan, prince Khubilai headed a debate between representatives of the two orders. Khubilai, inclined to Buddhism on the influence of his wife and personal conversion, chose the Buddhists as the winners. Declaring a number of Daoist texts forgeries, Khubilai ordered many to be destroyed and banned from circulation, while also reducing their privileges. This failed to abate the tensions, and in the 1280s an older, less patient Khubilai responded with the destruction of all but one Daoist text, Lau Zi's Daodejing, and with murder, mutilation and exile for the offending Daoists.       Privileges only extended to religions the Mongols saw as useful, or offered evidence that they had support from heaven. Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Manicheism and Hinduism were usually totally ignored by the Mongols and did not receive the same privileges as the Christian, Buddhist, Daoist and Islamic clergy. Judaism may have received tax exemption status in the Ilkhanate for a brief period in the 1280s  and 90s due to the influence of a Jewish vizier, Sa'd al-Dawla, while in the Yuan Dynasty it took until 1330 for Judaism to earn such a status. As these religions lacked states which interacted with the Mongols, the Mongols saw these religions as having no power from heaven, and were therefore useless to them. Without any political clout, and of small representation within the Empire, these groups largely escaped the notice of the Khans.       The Mongols were also not above ordering the annihilation of a religion or religious groups when they defied them. The most well known case was a Shi'ite sect, the Nizari Ismailis, better known as the Assassins. Due to their resistance against the Mongol advance, the sect was singled out for destruction not just politically, but religiously, as Mongke Khaan had become convinced of this necessity by his more orthodox Islamic advisers. This task fell to his brother Hulegu, who enacted his brother's will thoroughly. Soon after the destruction of the Ismaili fortresses, which was lauded by Hulegu's Sunni Muslim biographer ‘Ala al-Din Juvaini,  Hulegu famously sacked Baghdad and killed the Caliph in 1258. Juvaini's chronicle, perhaps coincidentally, cuts off just before the siege of Baghdad. This attack on Baghdad was not religiously motivated; the Caliph had refused to accept Mongol authority. As a seemingly powerful head of a religion, his independence could not be abided. It was not a specifically anti-Islamic sentiment here, but a political one. Had the Mongols marched on Rome and the Pope also refused their mandate, such a fate would have awaited him as well. The presence of Christians in Hulegu's army, many from the Kingdom of Georgia and Cilician Armenia who partook with great enthusiasm in the slaughter of Muslims on Hulegu's request at Baghdad and in his campaign into Syria, as well as the fact that Hulegu's mother and chief wife were Chrisitans, would not have been lost on many Muslims, as well as the fact that Hulegu himself was a Buddhist.  Hulegu after the conquest of Baghdad ordered its rebuilding, but placed a Shi'ite Muslim in charge of this task and sponsored the restoration of Christian churches and monasteries, and other minority religions in his majority sunni-islam territories.     When the Mongols did convert to the local religions, they were not above carrying out with zeal assaults on other religious communities in their empire. Such was the case for Khans like Ozbeg in the Golden Horde or Ghazan in the Ilkhanate, who converted to Islam and struck against Christian, Buddhist and shamanic elements in their realms. These were as a rule very brief rounds of zealousness, as the economic usage of these groups and the uneven conversion of their followers to Islam made it politically and economically more useful to abandon these measures.        This is not to say of course, that there is no basis for the idea of Mongol religious tolerance, especially when compared to some contemporary states: just that when the favours, privileges and state support were granted, they were usually done to the four main religious groups the Mongols designated: again, Muslims, Christians, Daoists and Buddhists. So entrenched did these groups become as the “favoured religions” that in the Yuan Dynasty by the 14th century it was believed these four groups had been singled out by Chinggis Khan for their favours. This is despite the fact that Chinggis Khan had no recorded interactions with any Christian holymen.   But not idly should we dismiss the notion of there being a certain level of religious toleration among the Mongols. Not without reason was Ogedai Khaan portrayed as friendly in many Islamic sources, and he regularly gave the most powerful positions in the administration of North China to Muslims.  European travellers among the Mongols, such as John De Plano Carpini, Marco Polo and Simon of St. Quentin, along with Persian bureaucrats like ‘Ala al-Din Juvaini and the Syriac Churchman Bar Hebraeus, generally reported Mongol indifference to what religions were practiced by their subjects, as long as said subjects accepted Mongol command. Sorqaqtani Beki, the mother of Mongke and Khubilai, was a Nestorian Christian famous for patronizing and supporting mosques and madrassas. Mongke Khaan held feasts to mark the end of Ramadan where he would distribute alms and at least one such feast held in Qaraqorum, listened to a qadi deliver a sermon. He show respect to his Muslim cousin Berke, and for him had halal meat at one imperial banquet. If the yassa of Chinggis Khan was upheld thoroughly, then the Khans and all princes present would have been executed. In the four level racial hierarchy Khubilai Khan instituted in China, Muslims and Central Asians were second only to Mongols and nomads, and ranked above all Chinese peoples.    Religious men visiting the Khans usually left with the belief that the Khan was about to convert to their religion, so favourably had they been received. Khubilai Khan asked Marco Polo's father and uncle to bring him back  100 Catholic priests and holy oil from Jerusalem, and likely sent the Nestorian Rabban bar Sauma to Jerusalem for similar purposes. Marco Polo then goes on to present Khubilai as a good Christian monarch in all but name. Qaraqorum, the Mongol imperial capital, held Daoist and Buddhist temples across the street from Mosques and Churches. In Khubilai's capital of Dadu and the Ilkhanid capital of Sultaniyya were Catholic archbishoprics by the early 14th century. So there certainly was a level of toleration within the Mongol Empire that contemporaries, with wonder or frustration, could remark truthfully that it was quite different from their own homelands.    Such religious syncretism survived well into the century, when claimants to the fragmenting successor Khanates in western Asia, in order to define their legitimacy amongst the largely converted Mongol armies and stand out amongst the many Chinggisids, latched onto Islamic identities. Eager to prove their sincerity, they pushed back violently against even traditional Mongol shamanism. Despite it's early difficulties, in the end Islam largely won amongst the Mongols of the western half of the empire and their descendants, overcoming the brief revitalization Nestorian Christianity and Buddhism had enjoyed thanks to Mongol patronage. Such was the final outcome of the Mongols' religious toleration     Our series on the Mongols will continue, so be sure to subscribe to the Kings and Generals podcast to follow. If you enjoyed this, and would like to help us keep bringing you great content, please consider supporting us on patreon at www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals, or sharing this with your friends. This episode was researched and written by our series historian, Jack Wilson. I'm your host David, and we'll catch you on the next one.

A Way Beyond the Rainbow
#56 - On Porn and Sex Addictions (Part I)

A Way Beyond the Rainbow

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 64:30


This is part I of a 4-episode comprehensive series on understanding and overcoming porn and sex addictions. In this episode, we discuss what addiction is, from physiological, emotional and personal perspectives. We  also look at the damaging effects of porn and the horrifying realities associated with the porn industry.Do I have a compulsive sexual behavior disorder? How does compulsive porn use, masturbation or sexually acting out affect the physiology of my brain and nervous system and lead to addiction? Other than physiology, what are other important aspects of addiction to take into account so we can understand our behaviors and habits? These and other questions are explored in this episode.References used and resources mentioned in this episode:- Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame by George Collins- The Porn Pandemic: A Simple Guide To Understanding And Ending Pornography Addiction For Men by Andrew Ferebee- The Easy Peasy Way to Quit Porn- Pornified: How Pornography is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships and Our Families by Pamela Paul - Resources from Dr. Patrick Carnes: official website and online assessment tests- "Your Brain On Porn" official website- "Fight the New Drug" official website- TED talk “Why I stopped watching porn” by Ran Gavrieli- TED talk “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong” by Johann Hari

EYFPodcast Exercise Your Faith
EYFPodcast- Exercise Your Faith and see what God sees for your(our) future. It's time for some prophecy with Stand Firm Ministries Jake McCandless

EYFPodcast Exercise Your Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 48:59


Today we get to sit down with Jake McCandless. Jake is the Executive Director of Stand Firm and lead pastor of Epic Church NWA in Springdale, AR and multiple award-winning author, Jake has a B.A. in Bible and Pastoral Studies from Central Baptist College, and an Advanced Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Former regular contributor to the Baptist Press and WND News with popular conservative voices such as Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Ben Carson, Chuck Norris, Greg Laurie, Ben Schapiro, Joel Richardson, and others. He now is a weekly contributor for Israel, Islam, and the End Times and Armageddon News. He has authored books such as the, award-winning Spiritual Prepper from WND Books. Award-winning devotional books, Invincibleand For Uncertain Times, he authored the ground-breaking children's book, Jesus and His White Horse from CrossLink Publishing.  He is also a regular guest on national and international radio and streaming web shows, along with hosting his weekly live streaming program Talking Stand Firm and weekly podcast Stand Firm Parents.This is a great show! Connect with Jake at www.standfirmministries.com

Qalam Institute Podcast
Heartwork – Part 11 – Purification of The Heart – Disliking blame and love of praise

Qalam Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021


Heartwork - Part 11 - Purification of The Heart - Disliking blame and love of praise

Qalam Institute Podcast
For Those Seeking Guidance – Part 14

Qalam Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021


War And Conquest
{11.8} Fall of Constantinople Pt. 1: The Resurrection Blast

War And Conquest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 46:36


April 1453: Mehmed II finally begins his long awaited assault on the city of Constantinople with the largest artillery barrage that mankind had seen until that point Song: Poor Millionare by August Burns Red- Leveler Today's Sponsor: https://www.eimersguitars.com/www.warandconquest.comwarandconquestpcast@gmail.comhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdUOD52RBg1BBm_zndE-DdAhttps://www.patreon.com/warandconquesthttps://www.facebook.com/warandconquestpcast https://www.instagram.com/warandconquestpcast/https://twitter.com/warandconquest1Venmo: @Warand Conquesthttps://www.twitch.tv/theproslayer7

Qalam Institute Podcast
For Those Seeking Guidance – Part 13

Qalam Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021


Positively Muslim Podcast
Neurotheology

Positively Muslim Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 34:07


008 - Listen in and learn about the very interesting and consequential intersection between neuroscience, meditation and spirituality.

Her Faith Inspires Podcast
094 : Persecuted Christians, girls as sex slaves, and women with no value ... the tragedy in Afghanistan and what you can do to help with Laura Z Powell

Her Faith Inspires Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 82:08


Laura Z Powell, an Islam specialist with Women in Apologetics shares what the recent atrocities in Afghanistan actually mean for women, young girls, and Christians. As someone who has visited Afghanistan, she knows firsthand what life is going to be like after 20 years of progress toward Christianity and women in education. Laura shares what every Christian in America must know and what we can do about it once the media moves on. Find Shanda www.shandafulbright.com Instagram & Facebook: @shandafulbright Email: hello@shandafulbright.com Free Resources: https://shandafulbright.com/links YouTube: http://bit.ly/ShandaYT2021 Store: www.Shandafulbright.com/shop

VOMRadio
MARTYRS' WIDOWS: God Takes Special Care

VOMRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 24:57


Gracia Burnham was serving as a missionary in the Philippines with her husband, Martin, when they were taken hostage by a radical Islamist group. Martin was killed in a rescue attempt, leaving Gracia to raise their three children alone. But she was not alone; God has been with her. “I've seen God be faithful…He takes special care of the widows,” Gracia says. Semse Aydin also experienced the loss of a husband when Necati was murdered with two other Christian men in Malatya, Turkey in 2007. The couple had two young children. Listen this week as these two women share the stories of their pain and loss, but also how God has written a different story, one of joy and forgiveness and provision. You can hear in-depth interviews with Gracia and Semse in the VOM Radio Archives. Please continue to pray for them, and for their children. Never miss an episode of VOM Radio. Subscribe to the podcast!

The Deen Show
Tortured in Afghanistan - Gitmo - Innocent Man chooses Forgiveness - Guards Accept Islam

The Deen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 66:03


PRI's The World
TITLE Which interpretation of Islam will guide Taliban governance?

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 47:54


Islam is the key pillar of the Taliban's vision for their newly formed government in Afghanistan. But which interpretation of Islam will guide the group's governance? And, over the last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko have met six times. Recently, the two leaders announced concrete steps, which will lead to further economic integration between the two countries. Also, yesterday police raided a museum in Hong Kong devoted to preserving the memory of the 1989 massacre of protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter

Are we ever living in the end time. Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Some believe WWIII started on 9-11 when we began the war on terrorism. According to God's prophetic timeclock, it is time for WWIII and Islam will certainly be involved. We analyze these prophecies, while taking you calls on this open-line edition of End of the Age!

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast
Debra Burlingame, Douglas Feith and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 52:57


DEBRA BURLINGAME, Lawyer and Activist, Sister of Flight 77 Pilot, Charles "Chic" Burlingame III:  Debra Burlingame revisits the events of September 11, 2001 and the death of her late brother Captain Charles "Chic" Burlingame III Burlingame: Many of the Guantanamo Bay inmates were not simple “farmers” who got swept up in a conflict, they were veterans of previous holy wars Burlingame: There is no safe haven from Radical Islamic terrorism  DOUGLAS FEITH, Former US Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Author, "War and Decision," Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute: Douglas Feith revisits where he was on September 11, 2001 Feith talks about the United States' originally, retaliatory approach to terrorist attacks Feith delves into the Bush administration's efforts to target terrorists abroad following 9/11 Feith: Nobody can argue that the Bush administrations counterterrorism strategy did not succeed in its main goal, preventing another 9/11 DR. M. ZUHDI JASSER, President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Former US NAVY Lieutenant-Commander, Host, Blaze Radio Podcast: “REFORM THIS!," Founder, Take Back Islam, Co-Founder, Muslim Reform Movement, Author, A Battle for the Soul of Islam, @DrZuhdiJasser 6 million people have signed up to serve in the U.S. military since the attacks on September 11, 2001 Dr. Zuhdi Jasser: Since its founding, Islam has never truly gone through a reformation Dr. Jasser: There are those who want to reform Islam but do not have the backing of big oil and Al Jazeera  

The United States of Anxiety
The Legacy of Abu Ghraib

The United States of Anxiety

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 36:34


One man's ongoing effort to get justice for the abuse he endured at a U.S. prison in Iraq.  At the start of the Iraq War in 2003, Salah Hasan Nusaif al-Ejaili was working as a journalist when the U.S. military detained him inside Abu Ghraib, a prison that would become notorious for American abuses committed in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Only a handful of people were ever held responsible—all of them military personnel. But the private contractors who oversaw interrogations at Abu Ghraib have yet to be held accountable. In this episode, we tell Salah's story. To follow his case, visit the Center for Constitutional Rights.  Seth Freed Wessler's reporting for this episode was done in partnership with Reveal and Type Media Center. Companion listening for this episode: The Counter-Jihad Movement & the Making of a President (9/11/2017) David Yerushalmi sees the threat of radical Islam everywhere. And thanks to him and his allies, the Republican Party now does, too.   “The United States of Anxiety” airs live on Sunday evenings at 6pm ET. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, tune into the show on Sunday nights via the stream on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC.  We want to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter @WNYC using the hashtag #USofAnxiety or email us at anxiety@wnyc.org.

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 22:21


DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:52): ────────────────── 20 Years After 9/11: Wake Up, We Live in a Dangerous World — Lessons from 9/11, Lesson One PART 2 (8:53 - 15:8): ────────────────── The Clash of Civilizations Is Real — Lessons From 9/11, Lesson Two FOREIGN AFFAIRS (SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON) The Clash of Civilizations? PART 3 (15:9 - 17:53): ────────────────── Theology Really Matters, Islam Really Matters — Lessons From 9/11, Lesson Three PART 4 (17:54 - 22:21): ────────────────── The (Temporary) Collapse of Moral Relativism — Lessons from 9/11, Lesson Four

The Savage Nation Podcast
TERROR'S GREATEST VICTORY SINCE 9/11 - BIDEN'S AFGHAN DISASTER (REMEMBERING 9-11)

The Savage Nation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 55:22


September 11, 2001 - A day that truly will live in infamy. Many Americans are forgetting the crucial lessons of that terrible day. They don't realize the shock that is awaiting us here in America. Another terrorist attack, as sure as we're sitting here. What form it will take is anyone's guess. But if it happens Biden administration will blame white supremacy at first, and then they will try to seize our guns. Trump destroyed ISIS but the Taliban has flourished and now Biden is bringing in unvetted “refugees” from Afghanistan. Barry Goldwater said: “Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice.” Be an extremist. Do not shrink from the fight against socialism and the corrupt Biden administration. But remember you can be an extremist without being violent. Discusses unresolved incidents since 9/11: the Navy Seals killed in a helicopter crash in 2011, why no formal investigation? And the radical Islamist Ft. Hood shooter who shouted “Allah!” but deemed “workplace violence”) Jack Hatfield series was about radical Islam and Chinese terrorists (as relevant today as when first written). Moving archival audio of Savage's 9/11 broadcast: This is your Pearl Harbor. What will it take for the country to wake up? Where are our leaders? Ultra tolerance is killing America. Savage's son Russell calls in - “People don't react until it is too late”.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Children's Book Podcast
The 20th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks

The Children's Book Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 9:49


Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, a major event happened in the United States in New York City, the effects of which we are still confronting today. That event is Worth Noting.Links:9/11 Memorial and Museum (accessed September 1, 2021)“Talking to Children about Terrorism“ (9/11 Memorial & Museum, accessed September 1, 2021)Sources consulted:“September 11 Attacks” (History.com, accessed September 1, 2021)“9/11 Timeline” (History.com, accessed September 1, 2021)“Never Forget (Political Phrase)” (Military.Wikia.org, accessed September 1, 2021)“Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world“ (Pew Research Center, August 9, 2017)“New estimates show U.S. Muslim population continues to grow“ (Pew Research Center, January 3, 2018)

Quick to Listen
Did 9/11 Change How Evangelicals See Muslims?

Quick to Listen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 51:43


This year marks 20 years since 19 men hijacked four planes, driving two of the aircraft into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one into a field in Pennsylvania, after several of the passengers fought back. The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and left 25,000 people injured and were organized by Osama bin Laden, who used his faith as justification for the attacks. Several days after September 11, 2001, President Bush addressed the country: These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith. And it's important for my fellow Americans to understand that. The English translation is not as eloquent as the original Arabic, but let me quote from the Koran, itself: In the long run, evil in the extreme will be the end of those who do evil. For that they rejected the signs of Allah and held them up to ridicule. The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war. When we think of Islam we think of a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. Billions of people find comfort and solace and peace. And that's made brothers and sisters out of every race. Under the Bush administration, the US initiated the “War on Terror” which carried out a number of military inventions around the world to fight Islamic extremism, which included invading and occupying two majority Muslim nations, Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course, all of this political rhetoric and direct action had significant consequences for how the country and church engaged Muslims domestically and internationally.Thomas Kidd is the author of American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism (Princeton University Press, 2008) and works at Baylor University where is a distinguished professor of history, the James Vardaman endowed professor of history and the associate director of Institute for Studies of Religion. His most recent book is Who Is an Evangelical?: The History of a Movement in Crisis. Kidd joined global media manager Morgan Lee and executive editor Ted Olsen to discuss how American evangelicals interacted with Muslim before 9/11 and what has changed since. What is Quick to Listen? Read more Rate Quick to Listen on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Twitter Follow our hosts on Twitter: Morgan Lee and Ted Olsen Follow our guest Thomas Kidd Music by Sweeps. Quick to Listen is produced by Morgan Lee and Matt Linder The transcript is edited by Faith Ndlovu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The John Batchelor Show
1673: Memories of 9-11-01 at Toronto, Ontario. @ConradMBlack

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 12:55


Photo: Toronto from top of Rossin House (S.E. corner of King and York Streets looking towards Niagara); 1840s  CBS Eyes on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Memories of 9-11-01 at Toronto, Ontario. @ConradMBlack .. National Post    The greatest significance of the dramatic and evil assault on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington 20 years ago was that it initiated a new form of quasi-military violence against the Western democratic powers that had emerged at the end of the Cold War as overwhelmingly the most influential political, economic and cultural force in the world. The national security policy of the leader of the Western alliance, the United States, was enunciated in two speeches to the United States Congress by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. In his State of the Union address in January of that year he said that America “must always be wary of those who with ‘sounding brass and tinkling cymbal' would preach the ‘ism of appeasement'.” In his war message of December 8, 1941, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and many other sites in the Pacific, Roosevelt said, “we will make very certain that this form of treachery never again endangers us.” The burden of these assertions was that the United States would not be an appeasement power and that it would thereafter retain sufficient deterrent strength that no country would attack it again as Japan had.     Between Roosevelt and George W. Bush, 10 presidents, five of each party, had essentially upheld that double formula successfully. The United States did not appease competing or adversarial states, although it attempted to compromise with them; and no other country has dared to risk the retaliatory response of American military might. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were the fruit of the imagination of the most militant enemies of America and the West: an attack by people who deliberately committed suicide in conducting the attack—not only were unafraid of dying but were eager to die—by forces that could not be directly linked in any command structure to any sovereign state. It was, after 50 years, the double evasion of the Roosevelt formula: forces so shadowy it was not clear how they could be appeased if anyone wished to do so, and so fanatical that they could not be deterred from even the most heinous acts because of their ardent desire to die for their cause. Clearly, and in the most dramatic possible way, a new threat had emerged.  The spectacle on television of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers is rivaled only by the film of the assassination of Pres. Kennedy as the most vividly and widely remembered incident in the lifetime of anyone now living.    It must be said that the American and allied response was impressive. For the first time, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) invoked the war clause and the North Atlantic Council, NATO's governing authority, unanimously stated that an Alliance member had been attacked in an act of war and every country in the alliance responded as if it were an act of war against themselves: “An attack upon one is an attack upon all.” Forces from a large number of NATO countries were dispatched to Afghanistan, [which w]as the training and staging area for the 9/11 outrages. They quickly overthrew the Afghan government, destroyed the training facilities of the terrorist groups and drove them out of Afghanistan; and virtually every country in the world other than a few militantly Islamist or very primitive states united in a vast system of information exchange and paramilitary cooperation.     Those who remember 9/11 well will remember the widespread speculation and the noisy threats of terrorist spokespeople to the effect that this was merely the introduction of an endless series of massive terrorist assaults upon the West. Of course, there have been some such assaults, although very few recently and some of them were very deadly—though none as horrible or spectacular as the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago. We must not be so depressed and scandalized by the shameful end of the NATO presence in Afghanistan, at the instigation of the current U.S. president, that we fail to recognize the very thorough and almost leak-proof protection that the antiterrorist forces of the Western Alliance and its affiliates, such as Israel and Japan, have given the civil population of the West and its allies these 20 years.                     The disorderly withdrawal from Afghanistan has been an appalling fiasco but the West was certainly not militarily defeated. The American government decided, as the Soviet Union decided in the 1980's and the British Empire decided in the middle of the 19th century, that Afghanistan had few resources, was primitive, landlocked, and terribly inhospitable, had practically no strategic value and was accordingly not worth the military effort to maintain control of the urban areas as NATO was doing with only about 10,000 members of its Armed Forces until a month ago. There is room to dispute this judgment, and I don't agree with it myself, but it was a public relations and not a military defeat. The effect of this withdrawal will be to test whether the Islamist terrorist forces wish to use Afghanistan again as the launching place for their criminal violence or not. If they do, obviously, Afghanistan will be attacked again and probably with much greater violence than it was 20 years ago. Afghanistan has been regarded as rich only in heroin, but the theory has recently arisen that it is rich in rare earths as well.  It sounds like Marxist Herbert Marcuse's theory that the U.S. was in Vietnam because of the oil (which still has not been discovered). In any case, if China wants to plunge into mineral exploration in Afghanistan and add it to its famous Belt and Road, it is welcome to it.     Terrorism isn't really war: it isn't an effort of one sovereign authority to try to overcome and defeat another. It is an attempt by people who possess no sovereign authority, no legitimacy whatever, to strike at innocent people with such violence that it produces sketchily outlined concessions from legitimate sovereign countries. It has been successful only when it has been the advance activity of ultimately successful revolutionary movements within certain countries. It is conceivable that it could undermine and heavily influence, as it has in the last 20 years, some countries highly susceptible to militant Islam. But even those countries will not explicitly adopt terrorist techniques because the retaliation from the states they attacked would be so overwhelming, it would completely over-power the small number of fanatics and programmed idiots who want to die for their cause.     The terrible events of 20 years ago and their sequels have not threatened our civilization as Nazism and Soviet communism did: Great Powers armed to the teeth and led by satanic dictators. Terrorism horrifies all decent people and kills a comparatively small number, but as an instrument of advancement of the cause in which it is inflicted, terrorism is a failure. The West's error, and it was the mistake of George W. Bush, was to try to eradicate terrorism and war by promoting democracy. This required nation-building so profound that there were not the time or the resources to complete it effectively in the barren soil of primitive and undemocratic societies. And it failed to provide for the democratic selection of anti-democratic political movements: Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Iraqi electorate may prefer dictatorship to democracy.     Humiliating debacle though it was, the departure from Afghanistan does represent a withdrawal by the West from an overextended position, and an opportunity for the principal Muslim terrorist organizations to try more conventional and less sociopathic methods of advancing their cause. It is obvious that there will be no toleration, anywhere in the West, or by China and Russia (pending Russia taking its rightful place as a western country) for terrorism or any of its espoused objectives. The terrorist attacks in New York and Washington 20 years ago were permanently shocking, but as the dramatic beginning of a campaign to shatter Western civilization, they and their sequels have been almost as conspicuous a failure as were Nazi Germany's recourse to aggressive war in 1939 and Imperialist Japan's assault on Pearl Harbor and across the Pacific in 1941.    ..  

Interfaith Voices Podcast (hour-long version)
“I Just Got Angry and Had to Do Something"

Interfaith Voices Podcast (hour-long version)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 34:25


We begin this week’s episode by revisiting the origin story of Interfaith Voices. The very first pilot episode took place exactly one week after the 9/11 attacks. Then we talk with Dalia Mogahed, a hijab-wearing, Egyptian American mom having to deal with a new reality of Islamophobia.

Interfaith Voices Podcast (hour-long version)

This week we begin a three-part special reflecting on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the origins of Interfaith Voices. Dalia Mogahed and Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik share their insights.

Steve Deace Show
Commemorating 9/11 | Guest: Joel Rosenberg | 9/9/21

Steve Deace Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 86:20


Steve and the crew spend the entire episode marking the upcoming anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Joel C. Rosenberg joins the program to discuss the current state of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Finally, Theology Thursday looks at the key differences between Christianity and Islam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices