Rick Santorum speaks on Islam

The Big Talk by Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum 2012 | Reagan Democrats | p06 of 10

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Republican Presidential Candidate Senator Rick Santorum gave an amazing speech at First Baptist Church in Naples Florida. http://www.ricksantorum.com/florida Speaking to a crowd of more than a thousand people at the First Baptist Church here the morning after the State of the Union, Rick Santorum praised President Obama’s focus on manufacturing and said that it proved he was the right candidate to defeat him in November.

This speech was on January 25, 2012

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In the above video clip Rick Santorum takes on President Obama’s attempt to ignore the threat by Islam. Below this article takes a closer look at this.

Forty-Fourth Terrorist Plot Against the U.S. Marks Need for Continued Vigilance

By
January 9, 2012
On Saturday night, 25-year-old Sami Osmakac was arrested in connection to an alleged Islamist-inspired terrorist plot in Tampa, Florida. Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in the former Yugoslavia, is believed to have planned to use vehicle bombs, assault rifles, grenades, and other explosives in an attack on possible targets including night clubs, businesses, and a local sheriff’s office.

His arrest was the result of an undercover operation in which the FBI had been monitoring Osmakac for months. Osmakac’s arrest marks the 44th terrorist plot foiled against the U.S. since 9/11 and serves as a strong reminder that the global war against terrorists is not yet won.

The Osmakac Plot

According to a complaint affidavit, the FBI was alerted to the plans of Sami Osmakac in September 2011 when an unnamed source became concerned following a request by Osmakac to purchase al-Qaeda flags. Shortly thereafter, Osmakac discussed his plans for violent attack with the information and outlined his potential targets. When Osmakac asked for help in obtaining firearms and other weapons, the informant then introduced him to an undercover FBI agent from whom Osmakac attempted to purchase an AK-47-style machine gun, Uzi submachine guns, high-capacity magazines, grenades, and an explosive belt.

In a later meeting with the FBI agent, Osmakac indicated that he wished to carry out a multi-pronged assault, beginning with vehicle explosive attacks and then employing an explosive belt to “get in somewhere where there’s a lot of people” and take hostages. On Saturday, Osmakac was arrested following a joint investigation conducted by the FBI Tampa Division and the Tampa Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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Forty-Fourth Terror Plot

Osmakac’s arrest marks at least the 44th terrorist plot foiled against the U.S. since 9/11. Like this most recent plot, the vast majority of the attempted attacks against the U.S. have been foiled through the swift, concerted effort of the law enforcement and intelligence communities.

Increasingly, a number of attempted terrorist plots have been undertaken by individual or small-group actors with few or no direct ties to transnational terrorist organizations, such as al-Qaeda. Yet what this week’s thwarted attack once again shows is that “lone wolf” operations can be stopped when law enforcement is given the intelligence and investigatory tools they need.

The Osmakac plot should serve as another reminder that the war against terrorists is not yet won. While Osmakac was stopped long before the American public was put in harm’s way, terrorists continue to seek to harm the U.S. and injure and kill its people.

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The Big Talk by Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum 2012 | Reagan Democrats | p08 of 10


Thwarting the Next Attempted Attack

The threat of terrorist attack remains real, and the U.S. should continue its vigilance. Yet key holes within the U.S. counterterrorism enterprise remain unfilled. In order to thwart the next attempted attack, Congress and the Administration should:

  • Ensure that vital counterterrorism tools are maintained. Of the 44 attempted terrorist plots foiled since 9/11, only three were not stopped in the early stages of preparation. While these three plots may have appeared too close for comfort, the vast majority of plots have been foiled early on through the actions of law enforcement and intelligence. Key investigative tools such as the PATRIOT Act, having helped to thwart numerous attempted attacks in the past, remain vital in ensuring that law enforcement and intelligence authorities have the essential counterterrorism tools they need. In order to ensure that such vital counterterrorism tools are maintained, Congress should seek to make the three sunsetting provisions of the PATRIOT Act permanent.
  • Examine information-sharing gaps. Efforts to increase information sharing between the U.S. and its allies while improving interagency communications among the Departments of State, Justice, and Homeland Security and intelligence agencies are vital to protecting the U.S. from the continued threat of terrorism. Increased efforts at information sharing would amplify efficiency and timeliness in the counterterrorism field. Yet all too often, information sharing does not make for truly crosscutting communication but rather simply entails state and local law enforcement sending information up to the federal government. This gap in information sharing should not be allowed to continue.
  • Clarify the role of state and local law enforcement. An increasing number of the attempted terrorist plots against the U.S. have been undertaken by individual or small group “lone wolf” actors. With this changing profile of terrorist threats, adaptive approaches to counterterrorism—including fostering a greater role for state and local governments—are essential. State and local law enforcement know their communities best and are most likely to notice when something is not quite right. While the threat of Osmakac’s plot was first raised by a concerned citizen, the American public should not be the first line of defense. State and local law enforcement can extensively aid federal law enforcement and intelligence in thwarting future attempted attacks.

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The Continued Threat

Unfortunately, this week’s thwarted attack will not be the last terrorist plot attempted against the U.S. Ensuring that the next attempted attack is stopped early on requires that the U.S. be committed to maintaining a strong and enduring counterterrorism enterprise.

Jessica Zuckerman is a Research Assistant in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, a division of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, at The Heritage Foundation.

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Here is the gospel (from the website of the First Baptist Church of Naples,FL):

Real Facts of Life

Would you like to hear some good news?

Suppose you were standing in front of God and He asked you about your personal relationship with Him with this question:

“Why should I let you in my heaven?”

What would you say?

Fact 1: God has a purpose for you
He loves you very much. He made you and wants to have a wonderful relationship with you. He wants to give you a meaningful life here and eternal life in Heaven. “The gift of God is eternal life.” according to the bible (Romans 6:23). God has offered this free gift,
but it is usually unclaimed.

Fact 2: Your Problem
Some give no thought to God or eternity. Others try to get to God through religion by doing religious things to gain God’s favor. Tragically, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12) But how much is enough? Actually, all fall short of God’s perfect standard. “For all have sinned” (Romans 3:23). The penalty for sin is separation from God forever in a place of unbelievable horror called Hell. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Fact 3: Jesus Christ’s Rescue
Jesus is God who became a man, living the perfect life you could never live. He did what you could not ‘d-o’, therefore Christianity is spelled ‘d-o-n-e.’ “But God demonstrated his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

Does this make sense to you?
Are you willing to turn from your sin and receive Jesus right now? This prayer can express your heart’s desire:

Dear Lord Jesus … I realize that I can’t rescue myself…
I believe that you died for me to pay
the penalty for my sins…I want to turn from my sins…
I accept Your forgiveness, Your new life,
and Your home in Heaven. Thank You, Lord.
Help me to live for You… In Your name I pray. Amen

Turning to Jesus involves receiving.
His gift of forgiveness for sins,  Eternal Life and a new life by believing He died for you. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

Faith is not just believing facts, but also acting on them.

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Dr. Hayes Wicker is the pastor  and here is a portion of an interview with him:

An Interview with Hayes Wicker


Dr. Hayes Wicker, has been in ministry for over 41 years and has served as senior pastor at First Baptist Church, Naples, Florida since 1992.  He earned a B.A degree from Grand Canyon University and the M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as President of the Florida Baptist Convention.
SBC Today: What are your two or three favorite TV shows? Movies?

Hayes Wicker: I prefer to watch football and basketball on TV, as well as the History Channel, and FOX News. I have always loved good Western movies and films that have an inspirational theme such as “Amazing Grace,” “Chariots of Fire,” and most recently, “War Horse.” Anything that is set in historical context I find interesting. I must confess a long attraction to action-adventure films like “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

SBC Today: Who are two or three of your “heroes in ministry?”

Hayes Wicker: Dr. T. W. Hunt has been my great model of a godly prayer warrior who faithfully intercedes for us daily. Dr. Roy Fish taught and modeled empowered evangelism and has greatly encouraged me. Dr. Adrian Rogers represented the total balance on a 10-talent pastor/leader/preacher. I have benefited greatly from the wise counsel, compassionate shepherding, and ministry-modeling of Dr. Jimmy Draper and Dr. Jim Henry. Dr. Ron Dunn modeled creative, expository preaching in a unique way for me in my early years. Dr. Paige Patterson has exemplified courageous conviction and believed in me even in tough times.

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