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Former Jihadist on Israel at 70 — Why it is the Middle East Miracle

Former Jihadist on Israel at 70 — Why it is the Middle East Miracle

Show Summary: May 14, 2018 marks Israel at 70. Mainstream media pundits are constantly proven wrong about Israel — and Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia. Probably because they just read other pundits. We talk to someone who truly understands the conflict from the inside out: a former jihadist. Israel, its neighbors, and why Israel’s founding caught Muslims by complete surprise.

Will there ever be peace between the Children of Ishmael and the Children of Isaac?

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Air Dates: May 12 & 13, 2018 | Former Cultural Jihadist, Kamal Saleem

This Week: Monday, May 14th, is the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence. Also on Monday, under President Trump’s directive, the US is opening their embassy in Israel. But it’s happening when so much else is swirling all around them. Not all of it bad—in fact some of it is downright miraculous.

With the mainstream media pundits predicting nothing but doom and gloom no matter what Trump does, we thought we’d turn to someone who actually understands the conflict. Someone who knows the Arabic and Islamic culture of anti-Israel. Because he lived it. And was willing to die for it.

Insights on Israel from an Expert (Former) Hater

We go to a real expert, not a pundit. A person who was born in Beirut, trained by the Muslim Brotherhood and PLO, and later commissioned by a Saudi Prince to come to America to wage a cultural jihad, and who reads many of the native languages of the Middle East. We turn to Kamal Saleem.

Born in the very land where hatred of everything American and Jewish was taught, Kamal’s later transformation to Christianity only helps us untangle the Islamic religious/political response but the cultural and emotional response surrounding Israel.

Israel’s Independence at 70 Years

This week, Kamal talks about why Israel’s founding took his family by complete surprise, not to mention the surrounding countries as well. Surprisingly, it wasn’t political.

We examine Israel’s formation, its survival through 10 wars, not to mention countless skirmishes, and the current changing relationships with their Middle East neighbors.  Neighbors such as Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and the most dangerous one of all— Iran.

Israel’s Neighbors

We discuss: how Syria is slowly regaining ground and chasing out ISIS; that Saudi Arabia, is actually making peaceful overtures toward Israel; and how Iran is pulling the strings of a lot of countries. Listen to find the importance of Saudi Arabia’s changing face, the real reasons why they are bombing Yemen, and why they are accepting Israel.

But do they really mean it. If you’ve heard Kamal before, you know about the Muslim doctrine of taqiyya and lying to one’s enemies. Should Israel be trusting? And what are the tell-tale signs of lying or trust for the Saudis?

That Iran Deal: Trump Right or Wrong and Why Now?

If you wondered why Trump (who said all along he wanted to withdraw from the Iran Deal), waited until now to do it, you’ll hear why he did and why waiting played right into his hand. It turns out there was a very goo reason why Trump waited until now instead of when he first had the chance months ago.

And, as usual, the pundits were wrong. They all said it would backfire. Check out this tweet from an actual Iranian, not some CNN pundit: “As an Iranian, I would like to say: Dear President @realDonaldTrump, Iranians are very grateful for your decision to #CancelIranDeal. ”

Lots more on this week’s I Spy Radio Show!

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Links & Additional Info

Kamal Saleem’s ministry website is www.koomeministries.com

Pundits

Tensions between Israel and Iran show us that once again the Middle East is dragging us towards the abyss, writes John R Bradley (Daily Mail, May 1, 2018)

Israel at 70

  • Ancient lost city of King David is uncovered near Jerusalem and expert says it proves the Bible is accurate (The Sun, May 1, 2018)
  • Syria Says Israel Struck Near Damascus as IDF Opens Shelters Bracing for Iranian Attack (Haaretz, May 8, 2018)
  • Saudi Arabia: Real Changes? “Saudi Arabia Inks Deal with Vatican to Build Christian Churches” (Breitbart, May 4, 2018)

US Embassy in Jerusalem

Iran Deal

  • Trump pulls U.S. OUT of Iran nuclear deal calling it ‘disastrous’ and accuses Iranian regime of LYING to build an atomic bomb – and defiant Tehran pledges to step up its program (Daily Mail, May 8. 2018)
  • Obama rebukes Trump for blowing up Iran deal as he warns the U.S. could face a losing choice – a nuclear-armed Tehran or a new war in the Middle East (Daily Mail, May 8, 2017)
  • Netanyahu – 100,000 Secret Files Prove Iran ‘Lied Big Time’ About Nukes (Breitbart, Apr 30, 2018)
  • U.S. Confirmed Iran Nuclear Files Seized by Israel as ‘Authentic’ (Breitbart, Apr 30, 2018)
  • Trump Proclaims Netanyahu Announcement on Iran Shows ‘I’ve Been 100% Right’ (Breitbart, Apr 30, 2018 )
  • Obama’s Alternative Facts on the Iran Nuclear Deal (Bloomberg, Dec 18, 2017)
  • Iran’s President Warns: ‘If America Leaves the Nuclear Deal This Will Entail Historic Regret’ (Breitbart, May 7, 2018)
  • The Worst is Yet to Come for Iran (Al Arabiya, May 7, 2018)
    • “The people have reached a point where they realize that there’s no hope from the regime … [and] know it will never be reformed or amended.”
Show 5-09 | Pop Culture: Real American Heroes

Show 5-09 | Pop Culture: Real American Heroes

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Air Dates: Feb 28 & March 1, 2015

In a week of depressing news stories, we need to remember the real heroes of America, like Chris Kyle—the title character of the blockbuster film American Sniper. We talk with Chris’s co-author Scott McEwen.

Even though American Sniper didn’t get the Oscar nod that its fans hoped it would, it was a tremendous success with the people who truly mattered: the American public. And we can guarantee that the 19 medals and awards that Chris Kyle earned meant far more to him than any silly gold statuette. With the incredible success of American Sniper at the box office, we check back in this week with Scott McEwen, Chris’s co-author, to talk about the film and he does not disappoint. We get his—quite literally—behind the scenes insights into the film, his thoughts on the Oscars and his reflections on Chris Kyle, the man and the hero.

If you’ve seen the film or read the book, you know a big part of Chris’s own healing was to help other vets—only to be tragically killed by a Marine. Now that the trial is over, we’ll get Scott’s take on it as well as the healing help that vets need. And don’t miss his incredible news on what could be the next James Bond franchise.

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Show 5-11 | Culture Wars

Show 5-11 | Culture Wars

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Air Dates: March 14 & 15, 2015

Are the political far Left and Islam kindred spirits? Are American Sniper and Fifty Shades of Grey continuing evidence of America’s cultural divide or just the way it’s always been? And is Fifty Shades a dire indication of the future direction of Hollywood?

This week we talk with James Hirsen of Headline Hollywood, who also has a degree in media psychology to get his perceptions on two recent big box office films on completely different ends of the spectrum: American Sniper and Fifty Shades of Grey. One demonstrates love of county and fighting evil while the other showcases sex and degrading actions towards women. Even some Hollywood insiders were shocked about Fifty Shades’ mainstream release. We’ll talk about the cultural divide happening now in America and whether this is evidence of that divide — and whether it’s indicative of things to come.

Next, we talk to Dr. Andrew Bostom about Islam, the political far left, and the GOP 47 letter to Iran and Netanyahu’s speech. Most I Spy listeners are familiar with the Islamic ideology of taqiya, which makes it permissible to lie to non-believers. But we’ll also talk about the third pillar of Iran’s doctrine of hate, najis. Tune in to hear more about it and how najis is reminiscent of the dehumanizing hatred you sometimes hear from the political far left. Are Islam and the far left kindred spirits? And don’t miss our discussion of the Assembly of Islamic Jurists, which is already operating right here in the US. The Far Left: America’s cultural equivalent of suicide bombers?

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