Romney and Ryan Court Leaders of Anti-Muslim Hate Fest
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Advice to Bibi: Bomb Iran Now!
The last panel I attended -- "Israel, Iran, and the Future of Western Civilization" -- brought the Values Voter Summit to its logical conclusion. First, attendees were told that Christians were under attack. Second, they were told that Muslims were the ones leading the attack. This panel was designed to get these evangelicals to the polls to vote out the man who, they are told, is standing by and letting it happen: Barack Obama.
Boykin returned for this event, and he was joined by Kamal Saleem, another "ex-Muslim" convert to Christianity who has claimed that he was once trained to be an Islamic terrorist -- a story that has not stood up to scrutiny.
"The problem is grim while the American people are still sleeping about this," warned Saleem in his broken English. "The infiltration has gone to the core of this nation."
Saleem told the audience that the Shia Islam philosophy followed by the leaders of Islam dictates to them that they must first "destroy the world" so that they can later "Islamisize" it. "These people are not looking to make a friendship," he said of the world's Muslims. "When our president bowed before them, he gave full permission to bow before Islam."
Boykin informed the crowd that Obama's unwillingness to attack Iran is especially dangerous. "I believe that Iran has a nuclear weapon today, I think they have a weapon already," he said, making a claim that not even the most hawkish of Israeli politicians have.
At this point, the crowd was ready for blood. And Boykin did not disappoint. "They've had several of their leading scientists," said Boykin of Iranian nuclear researchers," for whatever reason blow up." The crowd roared in laughter. "They've just had some bad, bad luck." The crowd applauded rigorously.
The reason why we should all applaud the deaths of Iranian scientists is simple, according to Boykin. "[Iranian leader Ahmedinijad] believes he has been called by Allah to usher in the reign of the Mahdi," he said, explaining that Iran is not deterred by the threat of mutually assured destruction. "Every Iranian, every Shia, every Muslim that is killed in a return [nuclear] strike becomes a martyr and goes straight to heaven. That is his theology."
"If we come close to the November 6th election and it appears that there is a high probability that the current administration will return, I think [Israel has] to run a pre-election strike," recommended Boykin. "That is the one secure way to assure [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] has U.S. support for a strike."
That might just sound like a self-important former general talking to himself, until one considers that the Values Voter Summit kicked off the day before with a breakfast event featuring Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States.
But in recommending war with Iran, Boykin doesn't have any illusions about the scope of the conflict. "It's going to have impact globally. And it's going to have impact globally because the Iranians will unleash a reign of terror not only on Israel itself from Hezbollah and South Lebanon, but they will unleash a reign of terror on America."
In Boykin's mind, these are merely the consequences of God's plan. (A common element of Christian evangelical theology is the requirement for a war known as Armageddon in the Middle East, and the existence of the state of Israel, before Jesus can return to earth.)
"It is up to us as Christians, A, to pray for Israel, and B to stand with Israel if they are forced into this situation that they have to strike,” he instructed the crowd. “We need to pray for Israel, God bless you!"