Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S., a day we don't recognize here in Canada. MLK was a man who wasn't afraid of losing. He could've stayed in his church as some everyday preacher but decided to make a difference instead. We need more people like him today, men and women of faith who are willing to stand for liberty. Even if it requires their martyrdom.
I am fully aware that for many of you the war in Iraq is one you strongly oppose. I'd love to see our Canadian Forces come home from Afghanistan and for U.S. and British forces to come home for good from a demon-filled Iraq. However, have you ever asked the pertinent question, "What if we lose?". I mean what would happen to the ME if we just walked away from Iraq and Afghanistan? The term 'horror story' wouldn't even begin to describe it. Just ask the Spaniards and the Greeks who chose to play kissy-face with terrorists and see what you get. Not a pretty sight at all.
If you're a Palestinian, why bother with such questions as 'quality of life' when improving the quality of improvised explosives is much more important? We are dealing with individuals here who dream of war and martyrdom, not peace and living a long and prosperous life. Israelis know this all too well. So what do we do here in the West to oppose such supremacism? We conduct meaningless polls to refer to people as 'racists' who disagree with the implementation of Sharia law or who refuse to accept dhimmi status.
Endangered Species Alert: A moderate Muslim cleric has been found in Dublin, Ireland recently. There doesn't seem to be much hope for such a rare species against it's more aggressive local counterpart.
I've been meaning to get this off my chest but time usually works against me. In Mexico, a 19 year-old kid named Adam DePrisco was killed recently in Acapulco. Local authorities are saying that Adam was the victim of a hit-and-run while his mates are saying he was 'set up' and beaten to death. I don't know why, but this story really grieves my spirit. Not just the fact that he was Canadian, moreso that he was so young (almost half my age) and just seemed to be targeted for death for no apparent reason. Add to this the corrupt, inefficient and just plain intimidated Mexican police who have been put in the back pocket of the drug cartels and you see how much this upsets me. There is a special place in hell reserved for those cops who use their badge to extort bribes or cover for the local drug gangs. Mexico is a sovereign country and as a result, the RCMP will not be able to do a full and thorough investigation into this tragedy. We can assist but the ultimate fate of this case rests with the somewhat suspect local police force. Hence the reason why I fear that this case will never be properly resolved to the DePrisco family's satisfaction. My advice to those that are considering vacationing in places like Mexico or Cuba is this: Don't. Please don't give these gov'ts your hard-earned money because they simply don't deserve it. There are many other warm places to visit like Jamaica or the British Virgin Islands where the local police force are professional and will protect you from local thugs. So please choose wisely when considering your next vacation. It could cost you your life.
I've got three more article to cover and then we're done.
Libya has just concluded a $3.24bn arms deal for top of the line jet fighters. Just remember, there are only two things that enable international arms trade: War and Peace.
Oh, will the Islamophobia ever end? In Saudi Arabia, a fatwa has been decreed banning the use of the letter 'X'. Is this because of it's affiliation with porn? No. It's because the letter X closely resembles the Christian cross. How utterly pathetic and insecure these Wahabbis must be to censor a simple letter. All the more reason to look for alternate fuel sources. After all, why should we pay for their crummy jihad?
Lastly a glorious update from Gospel for Asia on miracle healings and people coming to faith in India. In the article, the question is asked, "What is the reason for all these miracles, and why do they happen so much in Asia?". While the article gives a rather simple explanation, I think the reason why God is moving so rapidly in Asia is much more profound. God the Father is preparing the way for the groom Jesus Christ to take His bride home. God is willing that none shall perish, but that all should come to eternal life. That time when Jesus comes for His beloved bride (meaning the church) may be much closer than we think.