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white martyrdom begins as Christian persecution rises in the Americas
"I believe we're going to see persecution in this country," Graham said during an interview on "Fox and Friends Weekend" on Sunday. "We've already seen many laws that have been passed that restrict our freedom as Christians. I believe it's going to get worse, and we see no question gaining influence in Washington by those that represent the Islamic faith. We do have a problem in this country and we are losing our religious freedom and we're losing it a little bit day by day."
Graham also encouraged Christians to get involved in politics and run for office in order to do God's will.
"Who says we can't be in politics?" he asked in January at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference. "The gays and lesbians are in politics, I can tell you that. All the anti-God people are in politics. They're there. Why shouldn't the church be there? Who says we can't speak up? Who says our voice can' be heard? Get involved. I'm here to tell you that the only way, the only hope is not a Republican, it's not a Democrat or whoever. The only hope is that this country repents of its sins and turns once again to the God of our fathers and to His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ — otherwise, there is no hope."
His comments on "Fox and Friends Weekend" reiterated his call for Christians to be involved in politics and spread the message of God's love and forgiveness. When host Tucker Carlson asked what Christians can do to right the wrongs or correct the direction the country is headed, Graham said that everyone needs to pray and then actively participate in politics.
"We have a problem in Washington, and we have become so greedy, we have become so bitter, and we fight with one another. But we need Christian Democrats and Christian Republicans running for office. And we need to get God back in Washington," Graham explained.
Excerpt, read more at Christian Post
'LONE WOLF' TERRORISTS ARE BEING ORCHESTRATED BY LARGE TERROR ORGANIZATIONS AS PART OF A GLOBAL JIHAD SCHEME
According to the Christian Science Monitor, "With the exception of the attacks on the World Trade Center, experts say the major terrorist attacks in the United States have been perpetrated by deranged individuals who were sympathetic to a larger cause – from Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh to the Washington area sniper John Allen Muhammad".
Ali Muhammed Brown does not appear to be a Lone Wolf terrorist-he has significant ties to a domestic Islamic terror group in Seattle for over a decade.
Still, the lines are becoming blurred by between various types of domestic terrorists by the use of social media of major terrorist groups. Major terror groups are reaching individuals who are part of their own groups or another command structure, those with ties to like minded people, and those with no ties to any groups or like minded persons.
From the SITE Intelligence Group:
"The utility of random shootings for lone-wolf jihad have also been an active topic among English and Arabic language jihadi forums and jihadi social networking sites. These recommendations have been hosted on both open-access social networking sites, such as Twitter, as well as password-protected jihadi forums.
A month later, a May 23, 2014 discussion thread on the Shumukh al-Islam and Fidaa Arabic-language jihadi forums titled "Share Your Ideas \\ How is it Possible to Strike America," hosted a wide range of advice for potential lone wolf attacks. Echoing Gadahn's point that the availability of firearms is a boon for jihadis, a discussion participant noted:
Ownership of weapons of many types by an America is a right protected by the Constitution, and this is valid for permanent residents (Green Card holders). There are between 5-7 million Muslims in America, and if only ten thousand, i.e. 0.2%, and it is a very small percentage, and everyone of them does ablution and goes out after dawn prayer and plucks the head of a Crusader with his pistol, ... you can imagine what panic will hit ..."
...Other calls of alleged fighters in Syria describe regret about not carrying out domestic operations before leaving for the battlefield. These messages are particularly notable given the immense online influence that individual fighters have on open jihadi social networking platforms.
Such messages included one by a purported Canadian fighter in Syria who stated, "I should have done my own solo op in Washington DC instead of coming here tbh [to be honest]."
A day later, an alleged foreign fighter in Syria instructed jihadis to carry out lone wolf attacks in the West instead of traveling to participate in combat. In a series of May 3, 2014 Twitter messages, the fighter, who calls himself "Abu Maryam Englizee," encouraged aspiring fighters to follow the example of the Woolwich attack. On May 28, 2014, Englizee used the Ask.fm social media platform to encourage discontented Western Muslims to "clinch a knife bro and go stab a soldier," and followed up, "its so much easy to kill an enemy of Allah there then here."
Brown is the latest in a series of homegrown terrorists who are inspired by the rhetoric and propaganda of jihadi groups, but who carry out domestic operations without ever leaving the country for battle.Thus, while Brown's ultimate motivations for his 2014 series of attacks will yet be determined, in articulating a jihadi motivation for the shootings, he is following a playbook that has been heavily promoted by AQ and similar organizations. Brown is the latest in a series of homegrown terrorists who are inspired by the rhetoric and propaganda of jihadi groups, but who carry out domestic operations without ever leaving the country for battle.
While more attention has been paid to the attempts by jihadi organizations, such as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), to distribute instructional manuals that provide step-by-step instructions designed to train individuals to carry out large-scale domestic attacks, the case of Ali Muhammad Brown indicates that jihadi supporters are listening to these messages.
By lionizing the examples of previous lone wolf attackers who have carried out attacks using the weapons they have at hand—such as Nidal Hassan, Mohamed Merah, and Michael Adebolajo—jihadi media groups continue to provoke individuals with access to weapons to engage in random acts of politically-motivated violence.
Excerpt, read more at SITE Intelligence Group