[Melbourne, Fl. February 25, 2008] Nearly every one of the 2,000 seats at The King Center in Brevard County was filled with fannies attached to American fundamentalists [a fundamentalist is anyone who has quit thinking] who paid $18.00 for a seat and upwards of $1,000.OO to attend the pre-show meet and greet with the 'three stooges' of fundamentalism at the "WAKE UP AMERICA! Confessions of 3 X-Terrorists" show.
"Walid Shoebat, Kamal Saleem and Zachariah Anani [who was a no show last night] are the three stooges of the Christian right. These self-described former Muslim terrorists are regularly trotted out at Christian colleges…to spew racist filth about Islam on behalf of groups such as Focus on the Family…Curly, Larry and Mo, who all say they are born-again Christians, engage in hate speech and assure us it comes from personal experience. They tell their audiences that the only way to deal with one-fifth of the world's population is by converting or eradicating all Muslims." http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080211_the_war_against_tolerance/
This event was sponsored by Project: Restoration, an "educational performing arts ministry that emphasizes Hebraic teaching and support of Israel. [Whose] mission [and] ministry is to restore the biblical and historical truth of God's word regarding His commandments, His people, His land, and His coming kingdom [by working] together with Christian and Jewish communities to bless Israel and the Jewish people. [For they] believe that we are living in a time spoken of by prophets as the end of times when Israel will be a "cup of trembling in the hands of the nations" and that we must stand with Israel and the God of Israel [for the] Restoration of the Kingdom of Israel and the return of Israel's King, Yeshua ha Maschiach (Jesus the Messiah)." http://www.project-restoration.org/mission.htm
Missing from their website and the rhetoric from the speakers on Monday night, were the teachings of Jesus who warned that, "What ever you do unto the least; you do it unto God…Stop judging…Stop condemning…Forgive and you will be forgiven…For the measure with which you measure [any other] will be measured back unto you."-[Luke 6:36-38] Also missing in action was Jesus' promise that, "the Peacemakers shall be called the children of God."-Matthew 5:9
While the teachings of Jesus were neglected, I was most encouraged when Walid kicked off his show claiming that the "stupid" New York Times and a "stupid" journalist who interviewed his relative Kamal Younis [this reporter!] were smearing his good reputation of being an ex-terrorist by exposing his fabricated biography.
From his pulpit, Walid insisted that his father is a fundamentalist and that Kamal Younis's brother Jawad lost his arm making a bomb and is an attorney who defends other terrorists.