The Three Abrahamic Faiths

The three great monotheistic traditions have more in common than they like to say. Symbolically, all three claim common roots in the figure of Abraham, the first monotheist, who migrated from Sumer (modern Iraq) to what is now Israel and Jordan. Abraham was the first explicit Zionist, contrary to revisionist history.

Six centuries before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the word “Zion” was used in writing, to mean the capital city of Jerusalem. This must have been an obvious fact to Jesus, who was called Rabbi Jesus in the Talmud. The Hebrew Bible was already fixed in the time of Jesus. He must have known Psalm 137:

"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, 

yea, we wept, 

when we remembered Zion.

We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

For there they that carried us away required of us a song; 

and they that destroyed us​, required of us laughter, saying: 

Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

​(But...) ​ how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?

​If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, 

let my right hand forget her cunning.

If I do not remember thee, 

let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; 

if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy."​

(KJV)

​These verses express a credo, an oath of loyalty, and it was understood as such by Jews and Christians for more than two millennia. ​

​​Contrary to Wikipedia (which should be ashamed of itself), Zionism did not start just before 1900. ​That is a false narrative, intending to destroy the legitimacy of modern Israel. That misleading narrative is also genocidal by direct implication, just as La Raza denies the legitimacy of the United States of America. 

All this is important today, because it means that we can meaningfully talk about two thousand years of Judeo-Christian civilization. During those 20 centuries Jews and Christians lived in the same cities and towns, often peacefully, and sometimes not so peacefully. The historical wounds are remembered far more often than the shared benefits. But those benefits existed, as we can easily tell by our long musical tradition, which goes back to the Byzantine Empire and the Orthodox Churches.

Two millennia of Christian music and prayer show philo-Semitism as well as anti-Semitism. 

If you doubt that, you might consider Handel's “Messiah”, or any of the great musical Masses of the Western tradition. Devout Christians considered the Hebrew Bible to be prophetic, to promise return of the Messiah, a son born of the royal House of David. The Hebrew tradition was considered to be the First Covenant, while Jesus as the predicted Messiah brought the Second.

Handel’s “Messiah” is therefore structured around quotations from the Hebrew Prophets. He also wrote a funeral aria for the British queen called "The ways of Zion do mourn."

So, contrary to Mr. Obama, American history is pervaded by Christianity and by its roots in Judaism. The Founders practiced and preached religious tolerance for all, starting with Washington and Jefferson. Religious tolerance was almost unique in the world at that time.

Black Americans used to understand that in their hearts, because, like so many oppressed peoples, they identified with the oppression of Israel. There are very strong historical and emotional reasons for the Mount Zion Baptist Churches. 

Jeremiah Wright's racial biases do not represent African-American history -- they come from Wright's own early life as a Muslim. As usual, such people parade under false and misleading colors. 

The term "Judeo-Christian" has lost popularity, because the secular left rules liberal churches and synagogues -- which are quickly going out of business, because real people don't want what they provide. In Britain, the Anglican Churches mostly stand empty today, while Saudi-funded mosques are rising instead. 

Since the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia are a major source of Jihad war theology, the people of Britain will soon realize that no, all faiths are not the same, and surrender to a war theology will not bring peace.

On the contrary. This is the price of vast historical ignorance, as peddled by the BBC in its multicultural era.

The Left always rejects history. The French Revolution tried to start the calendar all over again, which lasted for thirteen years before Napoleon tossed it out. In Cambodia Pol Pot tried to restart history by killing three million Khmer people, and Mao Zedong tried it, too. In the ancient history of China, the Yellow Emperor is famed for trying to restart history by killing all the historians. It is the only way to do it. 

Nevertheless, history is what it is, and when the Left loses control over American universities, real history will come back in this country.

Meanwhile more truthful history thrives on the web. 

We live in a time when Islam is seeing a reactionary revival of mass murder against infidels. But historically Jihad has not always been violent. If and when Islam ever rejects violence, we may be able to talk about three monotheistic traditions in the same breath. 

There are Muslims today who are calling for reform, like President El-Sisi of Egypt, and Jordanian leader Mudar Zahran. Last year President El-Sisi gave an astonishing speech to Egypt's religious leaders at Al Azhar University, calling for genuine reform toward a peaceful Islam.

“Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants – that is 7 billion – so that they themselves may live? Impossible!”

“We are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world is waiting for your next move.”  

Needless to say, Mr. Obama and his team never took President Sisi up on his dream of peace.

That was far and away the biggest mistake of the last eight years. 

With luck, the next president will see that monumental folly for what it is.

In far too many cases the West has empowered violent Jihad, a paradox that future historians will have to explain. Why did Jimmy Carter bring the Ayatollahs to power in Iran? Why did Obama support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Why did the European Union demand that Turkey accept Islamofascist Erdogan? Why does the Green left constantly try to destroy domestic energy supplies on behalf of Jihadist regimes? And finally -- why do Bill and Hillary take hundreds of millions from the sheikhs of the Gulf?

The left has colluded with Jihad since the rise of OPEC. The facts have been out there for all to see, and reasonable people are still not seeing it.

Obama was not the first Jihad-enabler.

To win the war, the West must bring Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and other Muslim nations to our side. Modernist Muslims are always the first victims of Jihad, and they know it. They are asking for our help and Obama ignores them every time.

Muslims have nothing to gain from bloody war. The war theology is what it is, but not everybody is suicidal. 

The three great monotheistic traditions have more in common than they like to say. Symbolically, all three claim common roots in the figure of Abraham, the first monotheist, who migrated from Sumer (modern Iraq) to what is now Israel and Jordan. Abraham was the first explicit Zionist, contrary to revisionist history.

Six centuries before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the word “Zion” was used in writing, to mean the capital city of Jerusalem. This must have been an obvious fact to Jesus, who was called Rabbi Jesus in the Talmud. The Hebrew Bible was already fixed in the time of Jesus. He must have known Psalm 137:

"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, 

yea, we wept, 

when we remembered Zion.

We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

For there they that carried us away required of us a song; 

and they that destroyed us​, required of us laughter, saying: 

Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

​(But...) ​ how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?

​If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, 

let my right hand forget her cunning.

If I do not remember thee, 

let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; 

if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy."​

(KJV)

​These verses express a credo, an oath of loyalty, and it was understood as such by Jews and Christians for more than two millennia. ​

​​Contrary to Wikipedia (which should be ashamed of itself), Zionism did not start just before 1900. ​That is a false narrative, intending to destroy the legitimacy of modern Israel. That misleading narrative is also genocidal by direct implication, just as La Raza denies the legitimacy of the United States of America. 

All this is important today, because it means that we can meaningfully talk about two thousand years of Judeo-Christian civilization. During those 20 centuries Jews and Christians lived in the same cities and towns, often peacefully, and sometimes not so peacefully. The historical wounds are remembered far more often than the shared benefits. But those benefits existed, as we can easily tell by our long musical tradition, which goes back to the Byzantine Empire and the Orthodox Churches.

Two millennia of Christian music and prayer show philo-Semitism as well as anti-Semitism. 

If you doubt that, you might consider Handel's “Messiah”, or any of the great musical Masses of the Western tradition. Devout Christians considered the Hebrew Bible to be prophetic, to promise return of the Messiah, a son born of the royal House of David. The Hebrew tradition was considered to be the First Covenant, while Jesus as the predicted Messiah brought the Second.

Handel’s “Messiah” is therefore structured around quotations from the Hebrew Prophets. He also wrote a funeral aria for the British queen called "The ways of Zion do mourn."

So, contrary to Mr. Obama, American history is pervaded by Christianity and by its roots in Judaism. The Founders practiced and preached religious tolerance for all, starting with Washington and Jefferson. Religious tolerance was almost unique in the world at that time.

Black Americans used to understand that in their hearts, because, like so many oppressed peoples, they identified with the oppression of Israel. There are very strong historical and emotional reasons for the Mount Zion Baptist Churches. 

Jeremiah Wright's racial biases do not represent African-American history -- they come from Wright's own early life as a Muslim. As usual, such people parade under false and misleading colors. 

The term "Judeo-Christian" has lost popularity, because the secular left rules liberal churches and synagogues -- which are quickly going out of business, because real people don't want what they provide. In Britain, the Anglican Churches mostly stand empty today, while Saudi-funded mosques are rising instead. 

Since the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia are a major source of Jihad war theology, the people of Britain will soon realize that no, all faiths are not the same, and surrender to a war theology will not bring peace.

On the contrary. This is the price of vast historical ignorance, as peddled by the BBC in its multicultural era.

The Left always rejects history. The French Revolution tried to start the calendar all over again, which lasted for thirteen years before Napoleon tossed it out. In Cambodia Pol Pot tried to restart history by killing three million Khmer people, and Mao Zedong tried it, too. In the ancient history of China, the Yellow Emperor is famed for trying to restart history by killing all the historians. It is the only way to do it. 

Nevertheless, history is what it is, and when the Left loses control over American universities, real history will come back in this country.

Meanwhile more truthful history thrives on the web. 

We live in a time when Islam is seeing a reactionary revival of mass murder against infidels. But historically Jihad has not always been violent. If and when Islam ever rejects violence, we may be able to talk about three monotheistic traditions in the same breath. 

There are Muslims today who are calling for reform, like President El-Sisi of Egypt, and Jordanian leader Mudar Zahran. Last year President El-Sisi gave an astonishing speech to Egypt's religious leaders at Al Azhar University, calling for genuine reform toward a peaceful Islam.

“Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants – that is 7 billion – so that they themselves may live? Impossible!”

“We are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world is waiting for your next move.”  

Needless to say, Mr. Obama and his team never took President Sisi up on his dream of peace.

That was far and away the biggest mistake of the last eight years. 

With luck, the next president will see that monumental folly for what it is.

In far too many cases the West has empowered violent Jihad, a paradox that future historians will have to explain. Why did Jimmy Carter bring the Ayatollahs to power in Iran? Why did Obama support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Why did the European Union demand that Turkey accept Islamofascist Erdogan? Why does the Green left constantly try to destroy domestic energy supplies on behalf of Jihadist regimes? And finally -- why do Bill and Hillary take hundreds of millions from the sheikhs of the Gulf?

The left has colluded with Jihad since the rise of OPEC. The facts have been out there for all to see, and reasonable people are still not seeing it.

Obama was not the first Jihad-enabler.

To win the war, the West must bring Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and other Muslim nations to our side. Modernist Muslims are always the first victims of Jihad, and they know it. They are asking for our help and Obama ignores them every time.

Muslims have nothing to gain from bloody war. The war theology is what it is, but not everybody is suicidal.