First hour: Mark Siljander, former Conservative Christian congressman (R-MI) and author of A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman's Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide, has published a new book: The Qur'an with References to the Bible. It boasts over 3000 references to the Bible, which effectively serves to highlight the spiritual common ground uniting the three great Middle Eastern monotheistic traditions.
Congressman Mark Siljander once despised Islam so much he walked out of a White House prayer breakfast because the prayer was being led by a Muslim! Later, after deeper study of Christianity as well as Islam, he realized how much these two religions have in common, and became a bridge-builder between the faiths and a sort of unofficial (but extremely well-connected) U.S. envoy to various hot spots in the Islamic world. Among other diplomatic miracles, his intervention apparently helped convince Libya to give up its (innocent) Lockerbie suspects and later its nuclear weapons program. The secret? Siljander spoke from the heart and told the Libyans how sorry he was that the US had murdered Col. Qaddafi's baby daughter. (Just think what those magic words "I'm sorry" could accomplish in the case of, say, Israel apologizing to the Palestinians, or the US apologizing to Muslims for the false-flag 9/11 inside job and the War on Islam it launched.)
In 2008, Siljander was indicted on transparently bogus "support for terrorism" charges. It was alleged was that a group he had worked for had also paid money to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leading beneficiary of US support in the anti-Soviet Afghan liberation war. Despite Hekmatyar's career as an American ally, he was suddenly redefined as a terrorist, allowing Zionist US Attorney Bradley Schlozman, an unconfirmed Bush appointee in the Justice Department dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy, to launch his bizarre prosecution of Siljander (who was innocent of the Hekmatyar connection, and is deeply opposed to all forms of terrorism).
Why was Siljander set up for politically-motivated prosecution? According to my well-connected sources, the crucifixion of Mark Siljander was a message - a sort of horse's head in the bed - from the neocon forces behind the 9/11 coup d'état. The message was simple: Get in the way of our War on Islam and you're toast. (For a relatively fair account, check out the Wikipedia entry on Siljander.)
Siljander's book A Deadly Misunderstanding does indeed represent a major obstacle to the War on Islam. I have an Islamic Studies related Ph.D. and have taught introduction to Islam courses at UW-Madison and Edgewood college, and mini-courses at several Wisconsin churches; and never have I seen an approach to real interfaith dialogue as promising as that of Mark Siljander - a true follower of Jesus. Anyone who wants to end the current Wars of Religion (i.e. the 9/11-instigated War on Islam) needs to hear Mark Siljander's amazing message.
"Omar Holmes" versus "James Mateen"
We are living in a fast-pace-24-hour-news-cycle world where people forget very quickly and get bored even faster. Terrorism, Extremism, Radicalism, blah blah blah have become old and almost boring stuff. This is even more true when the standard mantra is to attach these words to.....you guessed it, ISLAM. In every "terror" event in the West, the perpetrator(s) was/were known to the law enforcement BEFORE he/they did it!! Doesn't THAT alone strike you as weird "coincidences"!!!!
Since Sunday very early morning, I have been following with kind of intrigue the news and more importantly the reactions to the "new" story recycling an old boring movie. A "Muslim", alone this time, was behind the largest "mass shooting" in the history of this country!! His name is "James Mateen" or "Omar Holmes". I bet you would not even remember who is "James Holmes"!! He is that troubled young man who simply took a big gun and went to a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, at midnight and killed 25 persons and injured some more. His story was forgotten within a few days (actually a few hours for most). Omar Mateen on the other hand has a big difference with James Holmes, Omar is a "Muslim" and not just that but his "sexual identity" AND his target make his story all the more "spicy" for the American taste. The magic three letters S-E-X.....Night Club......2 O'clock Saturday night/Sunday morning........people are drunk........you get the picture.....
Compare the reactions to "James Mateen" gunning down 25 persons in a movie theater to the reactions to "Omar Holmes" gunning down 49 persons in a night club and draw your own conclusions......