Polish History Facts: Polish Kings vs. Islamic Invasion

Polish History Facts:

Polish Kings vs. Islamic Invasion

The Warrior-King Who Saved Europe From Islam

Carrie Gress

We are talking about a struggle that is far from being straightforward and elemental like when two armies are facing each other, which means that the new Sobieskis won’t necessarily be soldiers. They will mainly be cultural warriors and Christian activists willing to put themselves on the front lines of the ideological war against this new incursion. ~ Miltiades Varvounis

Poland’s kings are a fascinating bunch, ranging from great scoundrels like Boleslaw the Bold, who hacked up St. Stanislaw, to larger than life characters like King Kazimierz, who raised 14th century Poland to greatness. Even St. Jadwiga, who founded the Jagiellonian University, was technically “king” because 14th century Polish law did not allow for a queen.

I caught up with Greek-Polish historian Miltiades Varvounis, author of Jan Sobieski: The King Who Saved Europe, to talk about another Polish king—King Jan Sobieski. Considered the greatest warrior king of his time, Sobieski is best known for winning the Battle of Vienna against the Ottoman Empire in 1683, but he his legacy goes well beyond the battlefield.

Gress: Why did you write the book Jan Sobieski: The King Who Saved Europe?

Varvounis: Jan Sobieski was one of the most illustrious rulers ever to command an army. He gained glory and fame in his thirties through his exceptional military skills and he was acknowledged as the greatest warrior-king of his time throughout the rest of his turbulent life. His patriotism, his strong faith and hope in God, his military reputation, his taste for arts and letters, and his talents – all these were legendary in his lifetime.

Tell us a bit about the man Jan Sobieski. What pieces of his life were critical to forming this incredible leader of Poland? 

Sobieski also enjoyed learning and during his studies at Krakow, he was fascinated with the Crusades and the legendary battles of the soldiers of Jesus Christ against the centuries-old Islamic imperialist aggression. Fate had him visiting Constantinople in the Ottoman Empire as a member of a Polish diplomatic mission in the 1650s, where he had a chance to observe and understand better the Islamic world and the Ottoman diplomacy.

Sobieski was aware that his purpose in life was not to rule peacefully or to be a patron of arts, but to defend Christendom during the most difficult moment in its entire history.

Gress: The Battle of Vienna had huge consequences for Poland as well as for the rest of Europe. Tell us about it and how Sobieski won it.

Varvounis: The Battle of Vienna was one of the most dramatic and decisive battles ever fought. It marked the turning point in the 1000 years of relentless struggle between the West and Islam. In fact, the West recovered and struck back, finally ending Ottoman domination in southeastern Europe. In other words, it was an epic battle that ended the expansion of imperialistic

Polish winged hussars vs. Islamic invasion jihad

Islam into the heart of the Western world; never again would the armies of the sultan threaten the gates of Europe. The nightmarish scenario of Europe being divided by the Ottoman and French absolutism was avoided.

Regarding the battle that shaped the modern Western world and has no parallel in history, it lasted for 12 hours and was won thanks to the determined leadership of Sobieski and his “Angels of Death” – winged hussars – the best cavalry of all time.

I want to emphasize the strength of faith in such moments. Many crucial battles which took place in the name of freedom and Jesus Christ were won by Christian armies because faith and hope – both Christian virtues – existed in the hearts of the soldiers. Sometimes tactics and bravery were not enough to prevail in a battle whose outcome was dangling in the air like an aimless sword. Christian faith was the extra piece that could determine an uncertain struggle, and that was also the case in Vienna, where all the Christian soldiers prayed before marching towards the enemy, knowing that the Lord would bless them and give them strength in those critical times.

What do you think King Sobieski’s lasting legacy is?

His legacy includes many cultural developments, artistic achievements, historical monuments and he contributed to the making of scientific discoveries. He won the mother of all battles, which led to significant geopolitical changes, thus shaping the future of the West.

Sobieski’s lasting legacy is most alive in our continuous search for love, freedom, justice, faith, hope, and solidarity. We also have to understand that there are times when the Lord reveals himself to us in someone else’s struggles and victories. The Lord uses such extraordinary people and faithful soldiers of Jesus Christ as Sobieski to enrich our hearts, expand our minds, and empower our bodies. Therefore, Sobieski, who was truly blessed by the Lord, can inspire and motivate people by helping us to dream, believe, take risks for the Kingdom, and to pursue what we otherwise would believe is beyond ourselves.

What parallels, if any, do you see between King Sobieski’s situation and Europe’s current engagement with Islam?

Culture War, not Military. There is an ongoing clash of civilizations between the West and Islam. Today the Islamic peaceful invasion of Europe is of the demographic, not military, sort.

The continent faces an immigration crisis from at least one generation of young Muslims, many of whom are not only zealously unassimilated, but also are influenced by radical imams to wage cultural and physical aggression against their hosts, establishing parallel communities ruled by sharia and “no-go” zones of violence toward Christian and Jewish infidels.

The reader should understand that we are dealing with a large globalized strong community, where many Muslims see themselves as parts of the same social group of shared interests, goals, concerns, achievements and grievances. What is worse, the modern-day Islamic terrorism is mostly linked to Salafist and Wahhabist movements, which are very influential sub-sects of Islam today, encouraging their own variant of Islam as the only solution – the ugly version of jihad. The sad reality is that there are no signs that Islam with its aggressive, supremacist doctrine is going to be radically reformed or that a majority of Muslims will distance themselves from the numerous obsolete and outdated teachings of the Quran.

While the mainstream media and several politicians try to convince us that Islam is the religion of peace, they ignore the fact that the West is facing a resurgent Islam both at home and abroad. And the conflict between the two different and historic civilizations continues today with other terms. We are talking about a struggle that is far from being straightforward and elemental like when two armies are facing each other, which means that the new Sobieskis won’t necessarily be soldiers. They will mainly be cultural warriors and Christian activists willing to put themselves on the front lines of the ideological war against this new incursion. The long-neglected Western value of reasoning (almost destroyed by leftist cultural hegemony) urges us to criticize and understand that Islam – an increasingly organized and powerful civilization – shows little or no tolerance toward the Western society and the values for which we have fought for centuries.

Islam as a 7th century political and religious ideology is a threat to humanity as a whole but the novelty about it is that it is no longer limited to one geographical territory. It no longer respects borders. And the greatest difficulty is that it doesn’t only come from outside, it is already here – in the heart of the West.

It is, however, never too late to wake up from this sleep and to act like Sobieski by showing our enemies that the free world will not give in to violence and oppression.

 

Polish Catholics celebrate Battle of Lepanto, send a clear message to Islamists

by Ann Corcoran

 

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Truth in Journalism: Socialized Medicine in UK vs. Baby Charlie Gard; Illegal Alien Crime Victims given a voice; Protection from Islamic Invasion; CNN Fake News and Nazi Propaganda

Truth in Journalism:

Socialized Medicine in UK vs. Baby Charlie Gard; Illegal Alien Crime Victims given a voice; Protection from Islamic Invasion; CNN Fake News and Nazi Propaganda

This is the first of more Truth in Journalism posts to come from now on, because so much truth is blacked out by mainstream Media Bias. There is so much that goes unreported; please read more information on the various topics. ~C.D.

 

1. Socialized Medicine in UK vs. Baby Charlie Gard

It takes a socialist village to kill a child

The single-payer socialist bureaucrats holding baby Charlie Gard hostage in the U.K. still seem intent on making sure he dies instead of receiving the free care he’s being offered in the U.S.

This despite it imposing no cost on the U.K., and despite other children having beaten this ultra-rare illness with treatment.

Now a prominent journalist who isn’t afraid to call evil, EVIL, is weighing in …

‘Common sense’ gone in denial of medical care to baby

All Charlie Gard’s parents seek is permission to leave U.K. with sick son

WASHINGTON – Very soon, Charlie Gard will die.

Barring intervention from senior officials in the British government, 11-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffers from a rare genetic disease, will have his life support withdrawn soon by officials at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie now is hospitalized, although they have not yet named a time.

Charlie’s fight for life has drawn massive sympathy from around the world, with statements of support from figures as influential as Pope Francis and President Donald Trump. But so far, the British National Health Service has given no indication that its bureaucrats will allow Charlie to live.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/07/common-sense-gone-in-denial-of-medical-care-to-baby/

Charlie Gard: How Govt, Courts Usurp Parental Rights

2. Liberty comes from God

“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator,” Trump declared. “Our rights are given to us by God and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is returning that power back to where it belongs — to the people.”

Trump: Since Signing the Declaration of Independence, ‘America Always Affirmed that Liberty Comes from Our Creator’

 

3. Illegal Alien Crime Victims given a Voice

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A diverse group of Americans whose loved ones are dead by the hands of illegal alien criminals had the opportunity to tell their stories in front of cameras from inside the White House just days ago when President Donald Trump honored them at a roundtable event.

Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act passed the U.S. House last week with the full Davis-Oliver Act still waiting for a vote. Davis-Oliver would enhance the ability of the federal government and immigration authorities to enforce immigration law and crack down on sanctuary cities. Kate’s Law and No Sanctuary for Criminals are portions of Davis-Oliver. These bills were discussed at the White House meeting but got scarce coverage in the mainstream media, a phenomena these “Angel” families have experienced for years.

Trump dedicated his most recent weekly address to these families. The President pointed out that many of those responsible for killing these Americans have extensive criminal records and had been repeatedly deported, yet were in the U.S. at the time of taking an American life.

 Illegal Alien Crime Victims Given a Voice: ‘Every One of Our Children’s Deaths Preventable’

4. Protection from Islamic Invasion

Trump seated near portrait of Polish King who defeated Islam during Turkish invasion of Europe

A majority of likely voters say President Donald Trump’s curbs on travel to the United States from Islamic countries are intended to exclude terrorists, not just Islamic believers, according to a Rasmussen poll.

Fifty-two percent of 1,000 likely voters agreed that “resident Trump’s order seeking to impose this temporary travel ban is aimed at … Keeping terrorists out.”

Update — Poll: Voters Back Trump’s Safeguards on Islamic Arrivals

5. Media Smear Campaign

Sharyl Attkisson

THE BIRTH OF FAKE NEWS: THE CLINTONS AND THE NEW YORK TIMES

If you ask people to identify a coming of age for the modern-day smear, it’s amazing how many political insiders—both Democrats and Republicans—consider it to be the Clinton era. It’s impossible for any outsiders to know exactly how the Clintons became adept at engineering smears to deflect from their controversies

One of the earliest smear campaigns perpetrated by the Clintons began even before Bill announced he was running for president, when Hillary was busy devising a preemptive strike against women rumored to be involved with her husband. According to journalist Carl Bernstein in his biography A Woman in Charge, Hillary reportedly sought to get sworn statements from women Bill was rumored to have slept with. It was said that she wanted to convince the women to swear they had no relationship with him. She was correct to anticipate trouble.

That’s in the real world.

In the distorted world of the smear artist, things are very different. Up becomes down and down is up. It’s Alice in Wonderland and somewhere down the rabbit hole there’s a tea-sipping Mad Hatter stirring the pot.

Excerpt – Sharyl Attkisson’s ‘The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote’

6. CNN Fake News’ Nazi Propaganda connection

These are the people who accuse patriots of being Nazis all the time. ~C.D.

Tony Elliott

The bottom line is, CNN simply is not capable of legitimately interviewing anyone that has opposing views and uses every tactic in the book to make sure their own views ultimately prevail.

No matter how you look at it, this is not journalism and has nothing to do with reporting news to inform people. What it is, is old time propaganda as was seen during WW II and the Cold War era, just redesigned to fit today’s modern mindset.

The main media in general and CNN in particular, care nothing about informing the public of news and events that may affect their lives, but are only interested in using old Communist and Nazi propaganda tactics to influence the minds of their viewers. CNN is not interested in being a source of news, their only goal is to promote a political agenda which requires slanting information, talking over or cutting off those who have opposing views, and broadcasting false information to further their own political agenda.

All this comes as no surprise since CNN’s President Jeff Zucker actually studied Nazi and Communist propaganda tactics in college. He even stated that CNN doesn’t report real news and only gives people what they want to hear.

CNN: Now the Central Nazi Network Thanks to Company President Jeff Zucker

 

Delingpole: Climate Mafia Caught Tampering With Evidence — Again

 

National Security: Islamic Invasion, Immigration Vetting Process, and Immigration Facts, Part 2

National Security:

Islamic Invasion, Immigration Vetting Process, and Immigration Facts

Islamic Refugees, Rigorous Vetting and the Facts: Part 2

Mark Landsbaum

 

Remember, the role of the state is to protect the citizens from terrorism by enforcing the law, so that the citizens, including Christians, can have freedom of religion to “welcome the strangerwho has been vetted and is truly in need. First Amendment rights apply to citizens only. Acts of murder, theft, and fraud are not protected by freedom of religion, but are subject to civil law. ~C.D.

 

Many of our Christian brethren demand more refugees be brought to the U.S., citing as justification the Good Samaritan parable and commandments to love our neighbor and to share the Gospel.

For starters, the Good Samaritan didn’t bring home the victim he found along the roadside. Ever wonder why? He took him someplace where he could be properly cared for.

For the billions of dollars in expenses and welfare benefits refugees cost American taxpayers, refugees could be treated more humanely, yes, even more lovingly, by persuading our Middle East friends to put them up there, where they will be among people who speak the same language, worship the same religion and consequently have more of a chance to obtain gainful employment and return to the lives they once lived.

For every dollar it costs to bring one refugee to America, 12 refugees can be cared for in the Middle East.

Rather than forcibly transplanting these people to America, a land completely foreign in customs, language and faith, wouldn’t it be more kind, let alone more cost-effective, to use diplomatic pressure to persuade or even coerce Middle East nations to shoulder the burden of caring for their own?

As far as loving our neighbors, do our actual neighbors count?

How loving is it to dump tens of thousands of non-English-speaking, almost exclusively Muslim, unemployable people into U.S. neighborhoods where they constitute an immediate underclass, subsisting on welfare and food stamps, resented and viewed suspiciously by the people who already live there, who purposely were never asked if they wanted them living next door?

Ever wonder why communities aren’t asked whether they want large groups of Somalis or Syrians moved in to their neighborhoods? Two guesses.

An obvious concern is whether the refugees are dangerous. Both the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have admitted in recent months that refugees from the Middle East are impossible to vet. We have no idea how risky they may be because there is no reliable way to identify them, let alone to run background checks in a region where governments are reduced to chaos and corruption.

That’s our government admitting these people can’t be vetted.

The over-used cliché of one poison M&M in a bowl of M&Ms has been over-used and become a cliché for good reason. It’s true.

If you were handed a bowl of M&Ms and told that only one of them contained poison, how many M&Ms would you gulp down? Yeah. Me either.

Notice that the people lobbying to bring refugees to America aren’t lobbying to bring them to their houses.

The 9 “volunteer” agencies that accept these refugees then relocate them in U.S. neighborhoods (without consulting existing neighbors) are paid $2,000-plus for each one they process.

And process is all they are permitted to do because even though several of these agencies are connected to religious groups, they are prohibited by law from sharing the Gospel with the refugees because it’s a government program.

Nevertheless, the more refugees they process, the more money the non-profit volunteer agencies make in this billion-dollar refugee placement industry financed, not by private donations, but by tax dollars.

Here’s a quaint reason we must be absolutely certain people we permit to enter our country are eager to assimilate and willing to abandon philosophies and ways of life incompatible with the American constitutional system: If we don’t, we sow the seeds of societal and cultural destruction.

Islam is a political system with a religion attached. Its goal specified in its holy book is to bring the entire world under Sharia law, by persuasion or by force. Don’t take my word for it.

A 1991 Muslim Brotherhood memo explains Muslims are engaged in a “Civilization-Jihadist Process.” It states: “The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

Those are their words, not mine.

How reasonable is it to expect people with that worldview to assimilate and become loyal to an American way of life they reject as an offense to Allah? Rather than assimilate, Muslims holding to this view demand their religious views be honored by the wider culture. The first step is to extend to Muslims what Bernard Lewis calls a “privileged immunity.” Lewis, author of “The Crisis of Islam,” is an internationally recognized historian on the Middle East.

This “privileged immunity” is manifest in things like blocking traffic with mass prayer, local Sharia courts and no-go zones, where civil law enforcement backs off and concentrated populations of Muslims enjoy “a level of immunity from criticism that Christian majorities have lost and the Jewish minorities never had,” in Lewis’ words.

You might say, “Surely not all Muslims are like that.” If you can figure out how to determine which Muslim refugees do and don’t subscribe to that philosophy among the thousands of un-vettable immigrants brought here, please tell the FBI and DHS. As we saw in Part 1 yesterday, they obviously haven’t been good at detecting the threats from the non-threats before they get here.

While you’re at it, factor in the Muslim deception called “taqiya,” which permits Muslims to lie to advance their faith.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s motto: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu akbar!”

What could go wrong with a religion advanced by a false prophet demanding obedience to a false god when death “in the way of Allah” is the highest hope?

In the United States, members of the Muslim Brotherhood rose to places of authority in the Obama Administration. The U.S.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation for financing the Hamas terrorist group, is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood and prominent in public relations efforts to shape Americans’ views of all things Islamic.

As for our commandment to share the Gospel, whatever happened to taking it to the whole world? I don’t recall Peter or Paul bringing caravans of foreigners to Jerusalem to hear God’s message. They went to where the unbelievers were.

The church has gotten a bit slothful reaching out to the lost. Worse, even when unbelievers are brought to us, we plop them down in instant ghettos where they are least likely to assimilate, let alone to hear the Gospel.

Here’s advice for those with a burning passion to bring refugees to Christ: Go to where they are. Take the Gospel to them. Don’t rely on the government to round them up and pay opportunists $2,000 a pop in tax money to bring them here where they instantly huddle in insulated ghettos, go on welfare and food stamps.

There’s another thing to be aware of in sharing your faith with a Muslim. Ever since their prophet, Muhammad, laid down the law 1,400 years ago, when a male Muslim converts to another faith, “he must be put to death,” historian Lewis points out. For women, “flogging and imprisonment may suffice,” he explains. “For this offense, there is no human forgiveness.”

That brings us back to loving our neighbor. American taxpayers, not all of them Christians by a long shot, are not asked whether they want to finance these festering, impoverished slums like Little Mogadishu in Minnesota.

There was a day in this country when Christians took the Gospel to foreign lands, and if they brought refugees here, they personally sponsored them, helped house them and find them jobs, and took some degree of personal responsibility in their lives – all loving, personal acts.

Today, Christians seem content to hand off that charity work to the government, which spends tax money few taxpayers intended to be spent that way, to achieve outcomes that strain credulity to imagine anyone would have paid for it up front, if they knew that’s what they were going to get.

Finally, safety first. All the debate about costs and assimilation and being good Christians can’t be honestly addressed if we create dangerous cesspools of budding or secretive jihadists, biding their time until they are ready to slit throats or blow up buildings.

The 2015 San Bernardino Muslim terrorists, one born here to an immigrant Pakistani family, the other a Pakistani immigrant on a visa, seemed outwardly to be acclimating to America. Their co-workers threw them a baby shower. But not long after, the duo walked into a Christmas party for co-workers, fired 150 rounds, murdering 14 and wounding 22 others. Neither was on Terrorist Screening Database lists.

President Donald Trump has suggested we should back off importing refugees and other immigrants until we at least know who they are and what their intentions are. That sounds like a pretty basic starting point. How many would you invite into your home based on the existing “rigorous” vetting of your government?

How many jihadist murders in your neighborhood are you willing to accept before you acknowledge this is a dangerous problem? Got a number in mind?  Mine is zero.

National Security: Islamic Invasion, Immigration Vetting Process, and Immigration Facts, Part 1

 

National Security: Islamic Invasion, Immigration Vetting Process, and Immigration Facts, Part 1

National Security:

Islamic Invasion, Immigration Vetting Process, and Immigration Facts

BREAKING NEWS:

Hawaii: Muslim Brotherhood-backed imam dictating US refugee policy

 

Part 1

Mark Landsbaum

Syrian refugees entering Europe

One argument for bringing thousands of Middle East refugees to the U.S. is that these allegedly vetted immigrants are supposedly the safest kind of visitors.

Is that true?

The FBI announced this week it has 300 refugees already in the U.S. under investigation for suspected terror activities. That’s 300 refugees who we were assured were “rigorously” vetted by the United Nations and the U.S. government. Yet, it turns out they are deadly threats.

The 300 constitute 30% of the 1,000 open terror cases being investigated by the FBI. By the way, do you think the FBI has identified all the threats among the refugees? How’s that “rigorous” vetting working for you?

We’re not just talking about people who may commit robberies or muggings or rapes. But terror activities. It’s anyone’s guess how many robberies, muggings and rapes they commit.

Difference between historical refugees and Islamic Refugees since 9-11

It’s also anybody’s guess whether Islamic refugees commit more or fewer routine crimes than any other group. Academic studies usually lump together decades of refugee data, including Cubans from the 1960s, Vietnamese from the 1970s and sometimes even pre-World War II refugees fleeing Europe. How about crimes committed strictly by Islamic refugees since 9-11?

“There is no data that I know of,” Ann Corcoran told me. Ms. Cocoran operates RefugeeResettlementWatch.wordpress.com, where for eight years she has monitored refugees imported to U.S. cities.

“…[T]he authorities don’t usually tell the public through which immigration pathway an alien gets in here,” she said by email. “There are many legal programs and only in recent years does a news account call someone who commits a crime a refugee.”

The next time someone tells you that this latest surge of refugees is safe, let alone “the safest” of all immigrants, ask them how they know. Odds are, they are parroting talking points, not reciting documented facts.

Meanwhile, consider some examples of Islamic refugees caught planning or having committed acts of violence that Ms. Corcoran has documented on her website: A Somali arrested as he planned to detonate a bomb in 2010 to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Oregon.

There was the Kentucky refugee terrorist now serving a life sentence after lying on U.S. immigration paperwork about his involvement in Iraqi insurgent operations against American troops; two Iraqi refugees were convicted for helping Al Qaeda in Iraq and maybe killing American servicemen there. They also lied on their refugee applications.

(Again, how’s that vetting working out?)

But those are terrorists. Aren’t regular refugees law-abiding?

To get a general idea, we might check out Europe, where there is a direct correlation between high concentrations of refugees and high crime rates. You know, robberies, muggings, rapes, etc.

Apparently unlike the U.S., some European countries specifically track refugee crimes. “Refugees committed more than 200,000 crimes [in 2015] in Germany,” reported the U.K.’s Daily Express.

Refugees in Germany committed 92,000 more offences in 2015 than in 2014, according to official figures. That’s 200,000 crimes that would not have occurred without refugees.

If we ignore all those warning signs, how about this one?

Stealth Jihad Islamic Invasion

“Just wait,” an ISIS Smuggler told BuzzFeed. “It’s our dream that there should be a caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world and we will have it soon, God willing. They are going like refugees.”

Last year, then-Sen. Jeff Sessions and Sen. Ted Cruz said the problems go beyond the refugee program, and called for closer scrutiny of the pace of immigration from Muslim countries.

“The resources spent every year investigating the countless number of immigrant terrorist suspects in the United States are astronomical,” they said. “And yet, as this costly and dangerous status quo continues, the U.S. continues to admit approximately 680,000 migrants from Muslim countries every five years.”

If the FBI has discovered 300 refugees that slipped through “rigorous” vetting, how many more will be among the next 680,000?

Many of our Christian brethren demand more Middle East refugees be brought to our country, citing as justification the Good Samaritan parable and commandments to love our neighbor and share the Gospel.

In Part 2, we examine Christians’ responsibility and look at the effects on our society and culture from importing refugees who can’t be vetted.