Do You Lock Your Doors At Night?

Say you live in a pretty quiet neighborhood with your spouse and three kids.

It’s a really safe neighborhood. Someone’s house was robbed three years ago but besides that not much happens.

At night you lock the doors.

Why?

You want to keep the people in your house safe. Do you lock the door to keep good people out? No, you lock the door because of that small chance that someone will try to get in.

Now apply that on a larger scale.

Trump’s order is not to keep all the peaceful people out. It’s to make sure we don’t invite the murderers into our homes.

You should start by reading the full text of the executive order like any well-informed American. I found it here.

Now, as you can clearly see by the text, this order was neither racist or prejudiced against any particular religion. Yes, it mostly affects Muslims, because those 7 countries are mostly Muslim.

It is important to remember however that Islam is an unforgiving, violent religion. Chapter 9 of the Koran is undoubtedly the most violent and it was the final chapter to be revealed to Muslims.

This former Muslim explains this very well and I encourage you to watch it, it’s very short.

In his closing statement he says something along the lines of “If I were still a faithful Muslim and believed in the Koran, I would be tempted to go fight with ISIS because it seems like they are doing what Islam demands.”

There are peaceful Muslims. There are refugees that desperately need help.

That does not mean we should leave our door wide open.

Think about it. Right now America is weak. We are divided, we are transitioning to a new president and many people are vocally angry about it. This is the perfect time to send ISIS agents disguised as refugees or tourists. These people aren’t stupid. It took only a few terrorists to kill thousands of Americans in 9/11. Imagine if they managed to get even just 50 ISIS members into our country during the flood of refugees. It’s a chilling and terrifying thought.

The media would have you believe that Trump just up and decided to do this on a whim. But this man ran for President for over a year. He obviously had to run this by many people. A big part of his campaign was always stricter, safer borders.

And again, this is NOT a ban. This is a temporary halt, planned to only last 120 days. It is simply to make sure our vetting process is up to snuff since we have so many refugees trying to get in.

It is Trumps duty to keep terrorists out. Look at Europe. Their refugee policies are pretty relaxed compared to what Trump wants to do.

I think we all remember Bastille Day. A Muslim man killed 86 people and injured 202 while shouting praises to Allah.

There are many instances in Europe when someone was stabbed or shot at random, for reading a Bible in public, or being publicly Christian by Muslims “seeking refuge” or with ties to ISIS.

Last summer a Syrian ‘asylum seeker’ detonated a nail-packed suicide bomb at a wine bar outside a music festival.

Last March were the two giant attacks in Brussels that left hundreds dead and injured. Both Muslim.

There was last Christmas in Berlin when a man drove a large truck through a Christmas festival, killing a dozen people and sending around 50 to the hospital in a terrorist attack. The US Department of Defense has continually warned Europe that these terrorist attacks are part of a large plan.

Now, obviously there are lots and lots of Muslims that have no plans to kill anyone. Those are not the people Trump is trying to keep out.

Trump is trying to save a New York subway station from the next ISIS related suicide bombing.

He’s trying to keep out a plane hijacker.

He’s trying to keep more cops from getting shot.

He’s keeping semi trucks manned by ISIS from driving through your Trump protests.

So before you continue with your protests, ask yourself if you want our news to look like Germany’s, France’s, Belgium’s. I don’t.

ISIS hates Americans. They hate Christians. They hate gays. They oppress women. They detest tolerance. Do you want ISIS in our country?

Donald Trump does not and he is doing what he knows how to do to keep them out.

I am grateful.

I do not say these things out of hate. I try to love all people like Jesus has called us to do. I hope every Muslim comes to faith through Jesus. These are all facts, you can double-check them, that need to be considered when deciding your response to Trumps decisions.

My next post will be about the Christian response to Trump and the refugees. I hope you’ll  take a look at it.

 

 

 

 

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The Book Thief ***SPOILERS***

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK THIEF

My review:

First off, the book was written beautifully. Story aside, the idea of Death narrating a book was absolute genius. It makes The Book Thief completely unique from any other book I’ve read. Some might say the writing was choppy or disjointed, but I think it flowed exactly how it was supposed to.

It definitely conveyed a certain feeling, from the first line of the book to the last, bold statement.

I cannot express enough how genius I think the whole thing is.

And the story itself… wow. This is not your average World War II story. It’s not about the Holocaust, or even about the Nazis specifically. It’s about Liesel. It’s about her world, her little world on Himmel, and how it was slowly, forcefully, expanded by the war. It’s about her friends, her foster family, and most importantly, her books. Her beloved books.

I don’t want to put too many spoilers in here, but I must say a few things.

Max Vandenburg. God bless his fictional soul. He was my favorite character. I simply adore Max Vandenburg.

Don’t get me wrong. I still love Hans, Rudy, and the main character herself, but Max just stole my heart.

Rudy… poor Rudy. Never got to feel his kiss from Liesel. That scene reduced me to a pathetic puddle of tears.

Again, I loved the book, though the language bugged me a little.

Please comment your thoughts on the book, I’d love to hear them 🙂