A certain Neo-Christian, who I will call "Pastor burn," made himself famous with the US Media by destroying a Qur'an in a church setting that he called a "trial." The event was witnessed by so few that Pastor burn could not even make a respectable photo-op out of the non-event. But a Muslim professing organization, Truth TV, made it for him! Word of what Pastor burn did spread around the world in a heartbeat, propelled by the rumor mongering US Media, and riots followed in Afghanistan and other Islamic countries, resulting in 30 deaths. Pastor burn takes no responsibility for his acts because he, as a Neo-Christian, regards those who were killed as God's enemies. Seven were foreign employees of the United Nations. Afghan President Hamid Karzai fanned the flames by denouncing the Qur'an burning and has called on the U.S. government to prosecute those responsible for their actions.
Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida in Orlando, did his best to dissuade Pastor burn from Qur'an burning, and attributes the deaths that followed to a lack of understanding in far Eastern countries, where he said, ordinary people mistook the "trial" to be one conducted by the US government in a real court. But who is really responsible?
In fact, the agitation of Muslims world wide is part of US war policy since at least January 19, 1991, when operation Desert Storm made war on Islam an unofficial policy of the US Government, as this writer noted at the time. US war policy is based on a perceived need for a war-based economy to keep the dollar afloat and employment clinging to the growth of the war industry. Witness the recent press release from the Saudi Arabian government that it will buy $60 billion of US war weapons in the coming year from US companies, with part of its oil largess. Surely my readers can see that it is wars, and threats of war, that have driven crude oil to over $110 per barrel, and in gratitude for being allowed to stay in power, the Oil Sheiks of Saudi Arabia and other favored countries reward the US government by buying armaments. Moammar Gadhafi of Libya is no longer one of those favored Oil Sheiks, nor are Iran's leaders.
M K Bhadrakumar stated in a recent Asia Times story, Saudi money wins Obama's mind, "Washington will allow Saudi Arabia to have a free hand to tackle the movements for democratic reforms in the region and forestall any regime changes in the region. Accordingly, the Saudis have done everything possible to portray the democracy movement in Bahrain, which has serious potential to overthrow the regime in Manama and trigger a domino effect, in starkly sectarian terms as an issue of Shi'ite empowerment. The Saudi calculation by stoking up the latent fires of sectarian prejudices in the Sunni mind is to somehow prevent a unified, pan-Arab democracy movement from taking shape."
Any ongoing government propaganda program requires grass roots support. The primary grass roots, immoral, supporters of serial wars in the Middle East are some 70 million Neo-Christians, who also call themselves Judeo-Christians or more radically, Christian Zionists. They say they believe they follow Jesus, the peacemaker, but fail to heed His words or acts of peace. Neo-Christians are not the other guy's family. Many of us have close friends, business associates, or family. I myself was once influenced by it. My readers, Christ followers and Muslims, meet Neo-Chrsitians every day and have a chance to influence them.
Neo-Christianity by whatever name, is only three generations old, it is one of the youngest and largest religions making up 24% of the US population, some 70 million persons according to impartial polls. We have reason to think it is even larger, with power that extends far beyond its numbers. Pastor burn is a Neo-Christian by belief.
Most of the growth of Judeo-Christianity occurred since 1967 when Oxford University Press rewrote the Scofield Reference Bible. The Jewish political state of Israel was then added into this bible as a supposed party to God's plan. Hundreds of pages of additional footnote sub-headings were added and interspersed to create the illusion that political Israel made biblical sense. Tragically, this has lead Judeo-Christians to be as much in scriptural error as were the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisitors, and the perpetrators of the Salem Witch Trials. We have defined it as the belief that Israel (not Jesus) it the fulfillment of biblical prophesy.
This author has made a mission of exposing Neo-Christianity. Both Pastor burn and Truth TV enjoy tax exempt status granted by the US government, known as 501(c)3 status. Those hoping to find and spread the elusive "truth" in America should be aware of its consequences. This writer, and his organization, We Hold These Truths, have never accepted tax exempt status and contributions to us are not tax deductible. We find it easer to tell the truth because we have not accepted tax favors from the government we criticize.