Very sad situation, but I don't understand why people with families, especially men, go to these terrible countries. I can't rationalize why anyone would take such a risk and disregard their families.
Lots of prayers to end this man's suffering.
My prayers are with this brave pastor and his family. We must all contact ALL of our representatives and complain about this...we can't let this stand.
Don't expect this State Department to do anything... by the way, this isn't Jay Sekulow in these videos, it's his son, Jordan Sekulow.
This sad story is repeated over and over and over again in closed countries all over the world. These are the true modern heroes of the Christian faith and are precious in God's eyes for what they have to endure for His glory.
Christians in these countries are treated like second-class citizens, beaten, raped, murdered, evicted, imprisoned all because they are Christians bringing the message of the Gospel. That is their only crime.
And THIS is why we must take a stand for religious liberty in this country. Because when you lose it; when governments like his are instituted, there is no getting your liberty back.
And the west is still OK with Iran getting a nuclear bomb? Doesn't everybody get it by now? According to the Iranians, anybody who isn't a Muslim needs to be eliminated. Let's not even talk about what they want to do to the Jews. This Christian pastor is just another example of how badly the Iranians want to kill the "infidels." Ironically, the Iranians even hate fellow Muslims, like the Sunnis or the Kurds. Just shows you how crazy these people really are. So, I reapeat, the west is still comfortable allowing these maniacs getting a nuclear bomb?
O/T but great that the Washington Times has picked up the Milwaukee Sheriff telling people to arm up!
Expect the regime of the obamessiah to support this pastor about as much as he provided support to Americans in Benghazi on 9-11.
The State Dept dragging its heels - now that's novel! /sarc
They couldn't even get the retired Marine out of Mexico prison until a heavy campaign!
They couldn't even defend their own Ambassador in Benghazi!
So this poor pastor is just another bump in the road for the POS - and as far as Hilalry is concerned, what difference does it make ...
God sees it all, and while praying for that pastor and his family, I believe that Hillary and consorts, and that POS, will be judged by Him, and perhaps in the present already, not only on the Day of the Last Judgement.
Hi mum, the State Dept didn't get Jon Hammar released, it was ordinary citizens and some great effort by Bill O'Reilly and FL elected officials like Los-Rehtinen that got him released. The Mexican Chamber of Business paniced with the Twitter calls to boycott Mexico and also chimed in. BTW, we need to forever boycott Mexico for the false imprisonment and because of all of their illegal aliens in our country.
I, for one, am certainly boycotting Mexico. I will never buy another bale of marijuana from those drug cartels again. And my assault rifles are only going to come from the Chicago gangs from now on, not those Mexican friends of Holder.
I'm done with them.
They sort of got involved by sending a consular representative, after all happened as you described.
So in a way the crept along, on the coattails of BOR, Rep Ros-Lehtinen, and the twitter community.
token consular rep....There is a great veteran patriot on Twitter, he and a veteran friend dedicated a website for Hammar and pounded Twitter continually. I know they are changing up the website for another great mission, just waiting for the unveiling tweet. And Rubio tried to take credit too, just sick.
He has been beaten and tortured. I just heard on Fox this morning that he was sentenced to 8 years in prison, which is virtually a death sentence. They said a blogger was sent there after being beaten and lasted only a couple of days before he died. This is sad indeed.
No word from our administration, but don't you dare talk out against a muslim or they will throw you in jail here in the US and make a video of their own to pass around the muslim countries, apologizing for your actions.
What a world we live in.
Speaking of unknown whereabouts, where is the videomaker? Barky's goons hauled him away in the middle of the night, now crickets.....There was a bounty on his head, did Barky or Clinton collect it?
According to Wikipedia (if you choose to believe them):
"On July 2, 2012, a "Sam Bacile", who was later identified as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula [then legally changed to Mark Basseley Youssef], posted English-language promotional trailers for Innocence of Muslims on YouTube. The videos were later dubbed into Arabic and posted on the Internet in September 2012".
"On September 27, 2012, US federal authorities stated Nakoula was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly violating terms of his probation. Prosecutors stated that some of the violations included making false statements regarding his role in the film and his use of the alias "Sam Bacile". On November 7, 2012, Nakoula pled guilty to four of the charges against him and was sentenced to one year in prison and four years of supervised release."
"An Egyptian court sentenced him, along with several other Coptic Christians and anti-Islam preacher Terry Jones, to death in absentia for defaming Islam. The sentence is unlikely to ever be carried out because the "defendants" are all living outside Egypt".
I did a thorough search of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation site, under the header prisons, and found no entry for Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Mark Basseley Youssef, or Sam Bacile. Hmmm...
Very interesting. So the news media says he was sent to a Southern California Prison, from the US District Court and there is NO verification that he is in any prison in California. I think we're onto something here.
Wait, I hear the sound of rotors again. Must...get...to...bugout...exit..............
You know, I can't find that anywhere. A US District Court in California sentenced him, and he has been remanded to a "Southern California Prison", according to AP, but they never say exactly where. Perhaps some of our California posters can help us out with that.
Got it, so where is he? Is he really in jail or was he given to the slammmms? I saw somewhere a while back on Twitter that there was a $1m bounty by the slammmmms
Doctors and nurses thought him 'unclean' because of his Christian faith and so didn't treat him?
I've got no words to express my anger.
There you go. Using an event to slander the bible.
You better take the time to read it. You'll soon see the wisdom of God's Word, and see that events today coincide with His prophecy.
The man acted with poor timing and wrongly, in my opinion, but not stupidly. I'm sure his imprisonment is converting souls just the same, by clinging to his bible.
I truly wish that American citizens would stay out of these countries. I know their hearts are in the right place, and they are trying to bring about good things in terrible places, but surely there must be better ways than actually going into these countries. They end up kidnapped, tortured, sentenced to death, or killed. Please Americans, stay home. Think of the pain his family is going through over this, and for what? I am not blaming the victim here. I just believe though, that going into Iran is foolish for an American. The likelihood of returning home is very slight. Stay HOME!
Good timing is very important. This is not the right time. He should have used the internet. Many Iranians would welcome that.
His life is not his own. He has given it away. Laid it down.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13 KJV)
This world is not his home. He's just passing through and making a mark for Christ. Christ first endured many marks for him.
It reminds me of a southern gospel song we used to sing in church in South Carolina:
"This world is not my home, I'm justa passin' through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world anymore."
The Pastor took one heck of a chance going to that country, with the present leadership that is so fanatic.
A normal President would at least contact that leadership, and ask them to release him and send him home to the U.S. To be silent shows Obama condones his imprisonment. He doesn't care about a Christian, and he is a muslim himself. Even if he would say something, I doubt he would mean it. The Great Pretender and Deceiver in action.
The question now is, where are the republicans???
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." (John 15:18-19 NIV)
The Republicans are busy putting the final touches on their own prison, as well as ours. Carpenters of another sort, which include workers in iron. Craftsmen and women, forging fetters, chains, and securing them to granite.
De-sensitizing is the perfect word.(de-sensitising may be the correct spelling) Regardless, the word sure describes that event. I would have liked to have seen it. 'Betcha there was a lot of buzz emanating from those highrise residents.
No one was notified of this "training exercise"? I find that weird. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is in my area and whenever they are doing training exercises they publicize it beforehand.
Maybe this is another "photo-op" like the low-level flyover of Manhattan the Obama publicists did with Air Force One. They informed no one, including Nanny Bloomers, and thousands of New Yorkers were sent running from their offices because they were scared sh!tless that it was another terrorist attack. And I guess, in a way, it was.
If this really was a joint police/military training exercise, one would like to know for which locality (high rises, urban environment) they were training?
Unless, as some commentators to that video say, it was an exercise in de-sensitising the people to having helicopters flying above them, shooting ...
Pretty scary stuff.
Interesting that they said it was just a training exercise and they did it at night not to frighten the citizens. Wouldn't you think that they would post something in the daily papers and on the local TV and radio stations the day before if they didn't want to frighten the locals?
That's what we did at the Nuke Plant when we did our massive terrorist attack drills. Fear is an awesome creature. Just ask Orson Welles.
Amazing nighttime video. Especially since I've never been to Miami.
It makes me think I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of God in times like that.
What do you think of this?
The Hannity show had it on Friday night. He will have the full 1 hour show on again tonight at 9:00pm est. Here's an 8 minute clip:
So many people I talk to know there's something 'going on' that isn't right. Even some people who have no religion. Something in the air. Thouhts travel, so there must be a lot of thoughts floating around. Bad ones.
Good commentary. Both parties are responsible for their actions and inactions. Everything beneficial moves so slowly. I wonder how slow the reactions would be to a sudden attack on the U.S. again.
A few years ago, the Pentagon said China had trained 250 million soldiers. I want American citizens to have guns too. At least 250 million of them. In the Battle of Armaggedon. the bible quotes "200 million" soldiers surrounding Israel. Yet, Jesus will intervene and save his people. He promised it, and you can rely on Him.
They would be in shock and awe
They would point fingers
They would say we have to have a dialogue and national discussion
They would be sympathetic to the attackers, and understand their reasoning
They would have bunkers to run to, while the rest of us get blown up
The US might consider all those gun owners as very important parts of the nation if it came to that.