Israeli Fires and Irish Skirmishers by A.J. Caschetta The New English Review

In an article yesterday I suggested that the Salifi project was not that foreign to Irish people in that an exponent of it was O’Donovan Rossa put forward this strategy of hit and run attacks which were to include civilians. In her magisterial book, The Seven published earlier this year Ruth Dudley Edwards alludes to this strategy on page 16 of her book.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/reflections-on-the-salification-of-germany/

 

“Self aggrandising, alcoholic, wildly indiscreet and prone to helping himself to funds, Rossa was set on sending waves of ‘skirmishers’ to England to slaughter, cause widespread panic and set the English against the Irish in their midst. His plans included the assassination of Queen Victoria, the poisoning of the entire House of Commons and the indiscriminate bombing of civilians.”

Last year this was the person the Irish state commemorated as a true patriot and it kicked off the commemorations which celebrated 1916. Patrick Pearse the exponent of this cult of death built his authority having given the oration at the funeral of Rossa.

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The Catholic Church endorsed this cult of death this year in suggesting that the Rising was of a deeply Christian nature. This was expressed by both the Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin and by Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin. Continue reading

Reflections on the Salification of Germany

 

A response to the Gatestone Institute report on radical Islamists in Germany.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9614/germany-saudi-arabia-qatar-kuwait

 

“Declining to assimilate in the West continues with the apparent, religiously mandated, preference to have the host countries become Islamic.”
As Tom Holland has shown the actual shape of Islam is dependent on Byzantine Christianity. The notion of Christendom and Christian States is still held in the USA and Europe. Germany has state supported Churches. Can you blame Muslims for believing they have as much right to change countries into Islamic States? First of all there are no Christian states or nations. There are only Christians within each State. We must get rid of mind set of Christian Europe and see our states as secular as soon as possible. George Igler calls for assimilation for Muslims living in Germany. This is an unacceptable demand and must be resisted by all who believe in human rights. Assimilation leads to the loss of one’s own culture and identity. Anyone coming to any European country must integrate and respect the constitution of that state. Anyone attempting to set up an Islamic enclave using the device of Sharia law as a minority and seeking to undermine the constitution of that state must be expelled. We can’t have Apartheid Islamistans in our midst. However, religious freedom must be protected. This documentary gives a good insight into this issue. Continue reading

Holy Wars a documentary contrasting the Islamist world of Khalid Kelly and the Evangelical Pentecostal Missionary Aaron Taylor

Khalid Kelly argues there is no such things as moderate or extreme Islam there is only Islam.

Prime Time – 13/12/2016. Richard Downes examination of Khalid Kelly, the Dubliner who became Ireland’s first suicide bomber. A very Irish story from Terry to Khalid Kelly.

Prime Time - 13/12/2016

Khalid Kelly, born Terence Edward Kelly  (1967 – 4 November 2016), also known as Abu Osama Al-Irlandi and Taliban Terry was born in the Liberties and was an Irish Muslim convert and at one time the leader of Al-Muhajiroun in Ireland.

Kelly was once a nurse. He was jailed in Saudi Arabia for making alcohol and transporting a large quantity of Johnnie Walker. Like Yvonne Ridley, he converted to Islam after being imprisoned in Saudi Arabia in 2000. He has a daughter who lives with her non-Muslim mother as well as two sons, Osama and Muhammed.

In November 2016 he was reported to have blown himself up on the orders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during the Battle of Mosul (2016)

This RTE documentary is an appropriate documentary to end the 100th Anniversary of 1916. Khalid Kelly‘s radical transformation from bootlegger to Islamist mirrors our own history of Proclaimist violence. When the Republic was proclaimed by the 7 signatories it was assumed that this entitled them to breach the laws of democracy and to open fire on anyone they wished. The evil Empire of Britain was fair game. You will note how Khalid took the same view when gave support to the Islamist project. We have grown weary of analysing our own violent origins but Khalid in a gentle way mouthed this same ideological perspective.

His final photograph as the programme shows is on the one hand an expression of despair and commitment but there is an air of uncertainty as if as the programme concludes he had boxed himself into death. Not as the valiant defender of Mosul but rather his world ended as T.S. Elliott puts it not with a ‘bang but a whimper.’ He goes not to a triumphant meeting with the virgins in paradise, but rather to the hell of his Christian origins. Continue reading

The legacy issues involving inappropriate sexual activity by the founder of the FWBO / Triratna, Sangharakshita (Dennis Lingwood)

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Padmaloka community ~ FWBO / Triratna from Dialogue Ireland on Vimeo.

 

https://vimeo.com/195316886?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749This video “Padmaloka community ~ FWBO /

 

 

 

Triratna” was produced by BBC (East) and broadcast in the Eastern Region of England on 26 September 2016.  The BBC also produced a news report about this programme:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-37432719

The BBC said they had spoken to three men who say they were pressured into having a homosexual relationship with Sangharakshita (Dennis Lingwood) under the guise of spiritual friendship. One man said he was under the legal age of consent for homosexual sex at the time.

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Palmarian Church. Moves at reform resisted

 

leaca-ban-tooman-lusk1RECENT NEWS FROM THE PALMARIAN GROUP
Seemingly the new leader  peter wants to lift the rule of not communicating with non and ex palmarians. He seemingly has stated the Gines Hernadez (Gregory 18) had implemented very extreme and anticatholic rules. Peter (Odermatt) has focused on the communications rules and evidently wants to take a more balanced approach than Gines (who he refers to as diabolical) There is alot more news and we can see Eliseo undoing the tyranny of Gines. But one problem remains seemingly extremists inside of palmar are impeding the changes. Some of the extremists apparently have some sort of contact with Gines. We will keep you posted.

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Jonestown was a horrific breach of trust.

New film focuses on African-American women in Jonestown deaths

Religion News Service
By Kimberly Winston  | November 17, 2016

(RNS) The facts haven’t changed in 38 years.

On Nov. 18, 1978, more than 900 men, women and children died in a South American jungle, lured there by the utopian promises of the group known as the Peoples Temple and its charismatic founder, the Rev. Jim Jones.

Most drank a cyanide-laced fruit drink, either of their own volition or with guns pointed at them. Some, including Jones, were shot. When authorities reached the bodies bloated by the tropical heat, they discovered the majority of the dead were African-American women and children.

This week, a new film marks the anniversary of the Jonestown tragedy with a special screening at the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture. “White Nights, Black Paradise” turns its lens on the black women who followed Jones into the jungle and highlights the role religion — or, as some scholars say, a perversion of it, because while Jones was a Disciples of Christ pastor, he frequently derided the Bible — played in their loyalty to him.

“One thing I wanted to pull out was that this was an act of self-determination” for black women who followed Jones, said Sikivu Hutchinson, who directed the film and wrote the book (of the same title) that it’s based on.

“Jim Jones successfully exploited black nationalist and black self-determinist rhetoric and made sure black women stayed in the movement and gave their property and sweat equity into making this leap of faith with him to this ‘strange land’” of the Guyanese jungle, Hutchinson said.

News of the Jonestown massacre-suicide broke before Thanksgiving in 1978. Few people outside San Francisco, where Jones founded Peoples Temple, had heard of the 45-year-old pastor with more than a passing resemblance to Johnny Cash.

The first deaths were the murders of five visitors to Jonestown, including California Congressman Leo Ryan. They were shot by temple members while attempting to board a small plane with a handful of Jonestown residents who said they wanted to leave.

Guyanese authorities soon found those murders led them to the Jonestown compound, where they found men, women and children laid out on the ground in family groups, the bodies several deep. The elderly and infirm had been dosed with poison in their beds. In all, 918 people died, 276 of them children. Thirty-three people survived.

Some of the bodies were never claimed. There are more than 400 Jonestown victims buried in a mass grave in Oakland, Calif.

Several films, popular books, a play and even an opera have attempted to flesh out the events at Jonestown over the years, but few have focused on the specific experiences of its African-American women members. Hutchinson wanted to tease out the reasons so many sold their homes, gave Jones the proceeds, cut ties with their families and boarded a plane to an unknown land with him.

“I wanted all of those threads to be woven in to a reckoning with black women’s agency, their struggle for empowerment and their coming into consciousness by the mechanism of Peoples Temple and ultimately Jonestown,” she said.

While others who have tackled Jonestown through documentaries and nonfiction, Hutchinson, a feminist scholar, chose fiction. “White Nights, Black Paradise” was first published as a novel in 2015.

“I did not feel, even as rich as some of those portrayals were, that they fully explored what compelled black women to come into the movement and stay with it until the bitter end.”

Camille Lourde Wyatt is a Los Angeles-based actress who plays one of those women in the film. It is important, she said, to understand why black women gave up their lives for Jim Jones to prevent a tragedy like Jonestown from happening again.

“I think it was not hard for Jim Jones to mesmerize black women because we came from knowing that a strong faith in God can change our circumstances and situations and black women were seeking that back in the ’70s, and this man said I can change your circumstances if you would just believe in me and follow me,” she said. “So black women said ‘yes’ and they did.”

In the film, Wyatt plays Ernestine Markham, whom she describes as deeply devoted to Jones. Markham is based on Peoples Temple member Christine Miller, who, recordings of the temple’s last hours show, stood up to Jones as others died around her. She perished in the jungle, too.

“My character was that voice that said, ‘We don’t have to do this,’” Wyatt said. “Now we have to be those voices. We cannot let power or authority thwart what we know as righteous and true. That’s what we have to take away from Jonestown.”

http://religionnews.com/2016/11/17/new-film-focuses-on-african-american-women-in-jonestown-deaths/

 

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