Radio Free Arabia and The World

This reporter died for his dream. They severed his head so he could no longer speak. How like John the Baptist Kashoggi is. John spoke when he was eight days old. The Koran has Jesus speaking minutes after he was born. However, the narrative is wrong. The Koran is wrong. The New Testament got it right – if you own the eyes to see, and the ears to hear.

Billions are given to the three major religions. Not a penny is given to me. Devils plot to take away the little money I have. And, so it goes for the man who has seen God. No one wants to die.

Salome wanted John’s head preserved and plated with silver so she could converse with God when ever she will. No one asks me what heaven is like.

When I found Hollis dead I called 911. The operator bid me to take H off his bed. Put him on the floor, and administer CPR. When I touched him, he was cold. And, so it goes.

John

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WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to American officials.

The C.I.A. made the assessment based on the crown prince’s control of Saudi Arabia, which is such that the killing would not have taken place without his approval, and has buttressed its conclusion with two sets of crucial communications: intercepts of the crown prince’s calls in the days before the killing, and calls by the kill team to a senior aide to the crown prince.

The C.I.A. has believed for weeks that Prince Mohammed was culpable in Mr. Khashoggi’s killing but had been hesitant to definitively conclude that he directly ordered it. The agency has passed that assessment on to lawmakers and Trump administration officials.

The change in C.I.A. thinking came as new information emerged, officials said. The evidence included an intercept showing a member of the kill team calling an aide to Prince Mohammed and saying “tell your boss” that the mission was accomplished. Officials cautioned, however, that the new information is not direct evidence linking Prince Mohammed to the assassination, which was carried out in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Radio Free Arabia

Let me stick my head out – REAL FAR – and announce I am seeking funding for Radio Free Arabia, a branch of my Radio Church. Because of a real danger, I declare that no one has helped me, and is helping me found Radio Free Arabia. I believe Kashoggie was murdered for his idea of a Radio Free Europe that would overcome the censorship of the Arabs and Muslims. In this prophetic post I lament the tearing down of KORE radio, and how a gate blocks the entry of God Himself! This is symbolic of the Saudi Iron Gate that Khashoggi made us aware of when he was lured behind that gate – and beheaded!

https://rosamondpress.com/2016/09/30/radio-church-gone/

John Presco ‘The Nazarite’

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The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power. During the Cold War, Radio Free Europe, which grew over the years into a critical institution, played an important role in fostering and sustaining the hope of freedom. Arabs need something similar. In 1967, The New York Times and The Washington Post took joint ownership of the International Herald Tribune newspaper, which went on to become a platform for voices from around the world.

Mr. Armstrong’s meeting with the Saudi Arabian monarch enabled the groundwork to be laid for delivery of the gospel message to Saudi Arabia. Uniquely, in a country where the royal family holds the majority of leadership posts, God’s good news of an impending divine Kingdom and world-ruling government reached the country through Mr. Armstrong’s contact with its leading international envoy, princes and kings (Matthew 24:14).

“Erdogan’s ultimate aim is inflicting maximum damage on MBS, which entails either removing him completely or at least reducing his control over foreign policy,” said Amanda Sloat, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington and former U.S. State Department official, using the initials widely used to refer to Prince Mohammed. “As there are limits to what Turkey can achieve alone, Ankara presumably hopes that Trump and/or the Saudi king will take action.”

Saudi Arabia has most recently said Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the prince, was killed after a “discussion” at the consulate erupted into a brawl. That account has been questioned by world leaders including President Donald Trump, and the Saudi investment conference was hollowed out after dozens of global business leaders and finance officials canceled.

Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S.-based Saudi journalist, has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, where he went to collect documents for his planned marriage. This is the last column he wrote for The Washington Post, which we are republishing with their permission. We will not allow his words to be forgotten.

Mr. Khashoggi is seen in a file photo from 2014.

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I was recently online looking at the 2018 “Freedom in the World” report published by Freedom House and came to a grave realization. There is only one country in the Arab world that has been classified as “free.” That nation is Tunisia. Jordan, Morocco and Kuwait come second, with a classification of “partly free.” The rest of the countries in the Arab world are classified as “not free.”

As a result, Arabs living in these countries are either uninformed or misinformed. They are unable to adequately address, much less publicly discuss, matters that affect the region and their day-to-day lives. A state-run narrative dominates the public psyche, and while many do not believe it, a large majority of the population falls victim to this false narrative. Sadly, this situation is unlikely to change.

The Arab world was ripe with hope during the spring of 2011. Journalists, academics and the general population were brimming with expectations of a bright and free Arab society within their respective countries. They expected to be emancipated from the hegemony of their governments and the consistent interventions and censorship of information. These expectations were quickly shattered; these societies either fell back to the old status quo or faced even harsher conditions than before.

My dear friend, the prominent Saudi writer Saleh al-Shehi, wrote one of the most famous columns ever published in the Saudi press. He unfortunately is now serving an unwarranted five-year prison sentence for supposed comments contrary to the Saudi establishment. The Egyptian government’s seizure of the entire print run of a newspaper, al-Masry al Youm, did not enrage or provoke a reaction from colleagues. These actions no longer carry the consequence of a backlash from the international community. Instead, these actions may trigger condemnation quickly followed by silence.

As a result, Arab governments have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate. There was a time when journalists believed the Internet would liberate information from the censorship and control associated with print media. But these governments, whose very existence relies on the control of information, have aggressively blocked the Internet. They have also arrested local reporters and pressured advertisers to harm the revenue of specific publications.

There are a few oases that continue to embody the spirit of the Arab Spring. Qatar’s government continues to support international news coverage, in contrast to its neighbours’ efforts to uphold the control of information to support the “old Arab order.” Even in Tunisia and Kuwait, where the press is considered at least “partly free,” the media focuses on domestic issues but not issues faced by the greater Arab world. They are hesitant to provide a platform for journalists from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Yemen. Even Lebanon, the Arab world’s crown jewel when it comes to press freedom, has fallen victim to the polarization and influence of pro-Iran Hezbollah.

The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power. During the Cold War, Radio Free Europe, which grew over the years into a critical institution, played an important role in fostering and sustaining the hope of freedom. Arabs need something similar. In 1967, The New York Times and The Washington Post took joint ownership of the International Herald Tribune newspaper, which went on to become a platform for voices from around the world.

My publication, The Post, has taken the initiative to translate many of my pieces and publish them in Arabic. For that, I am grateful. Arabs need to read in their own language so they can understand and discuss the various aspects and complications of democracy in the United States and the West. If an Egyptian reads an article exposing the actual cost of a construction project in Washington, then he or she would be able to better understand the implications of similar projects in his or her community.

The Arab world needs a modern version of the old transnational media so citizens can be informed about global events. More important, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices. We suffer from poverty, mismanagement and poor education. Through the creation of an independent international forum, isolated from the influence of nationalist governments spreading hate through propaganda, ordinary people in the Arab world would be able to address the structural problems their societies face.

Early foundation laid for gospel message delivery to Saudi Arabia

The unofficial ambassador for world peace recounted to an audience in Cairo, Egypt, how he “had met the crown prince, who later became King Saud” of Saudi Arabia. “I’m sorry he’s no longer with us, but we were good friends as long as he lived,” Herbert W. Armstrong said during the testimonial dinner held in his honor in November 1974.

The history of the house of Saud dates back to 1744, when the father of the “Wahhabism” form of Islam settled in the Najd region of Arabia and established an alliance with Al Saud tribe. The moment saw the merging of religion with politics, wealth and security. In 1902, Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud set out across the Arabian expanse to extend the influence of the house of Saud. Within the next 23 years he oversaw the capture of Riyadh, then Islam’s two holy sites of Mecca and Medina. By 1932 he was able to announce himself king and rename the dominion Saudi Arabia.

The following year, the United States aided the new country in the research, recovery and sale of oil, its most prized commodity. The Arabian American Oil Company was established. By 1945, amid the Second World War, Saudi Arabia was providing America with black gold in return for military security, training and construction of a military base in Dhahran.

That same year, in San Francisco, during the historic United Nations conference, Mr. Armstrong was granted 48 minutes with the Saudi Arabian delegation, which took the form of an interview for the Plain Truth magazine and the World Tomorrow radio program.

Two years later, the king’s son Prince Faisal, while in New York, was displeased by President Truman’s support of the division of Palestine into Arab and Israeli states. As a result, months later, in 1948, the king sent troops in support of the forces unsuccessfully attempting to destroy the fledgling Jewish state.

Prior to his death in 1953, the king appointed his eldest son, Saud, to succeed him, and his second eldest, Faisal, as the country’s foreign minister. After the overthrow of the Egyptian monarchy by Gen. Gamal Nasser and his military, the U.S. strengthened ties with the Arabian kingdom with another special oil-security deal signed by President Dwight Eisenhower and Prince Faisal during a state visit to Washington in 1957. King Saud’s reign was marked by controversy and opposition from within the royal house. Seven years later, bereft of his ruling alliances, and his abdication decreed by the religious elite in favor of his brother Faisal, Saud was exiled to Athens, Greece, where his health steadily declined resulting in his death in 1969.

Mr. Armstrong’s meeting with the Saudi Arabian monarch enabled the groundwork to be laid for delivery of the gospel message to Saudi Arabia. Uniquely, in a country where the royal family holds the majority of leadership posts, God’s good news of an impending divine Kingdom and world-ruling government reached the country through Mr. Armstrong’s contact with its leading international envoy, princes and kings (Matthew 24:14).

For over two decades, our editor in chief, Gerald Flurry, has dedicated his life to continuing Mr. Armstrong’s message. He has visited the Mideast numerous times reporting for the Trumpet, the Key of David program, and overseeing humanitarian endeavors of the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation. The message he heralds is the way of peace, prophesying of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in climactic end-time events outlined in Psalm 83, and highlighting the hope-filled road toward the establishment of the coming Kingdom of God.

Request your free copy of The Way of Peace Restored Momentarily today to learn of how you individually can be at peace while working for the establishment of true, global peace. By doing so you will learn how to support the message of peace heralding its soon-coming implementation worldwide—true world peace for all mankind soon to be imposed by our supreme, benevolent Creator, the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Genesis of the New Radio Church

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When Herbert Armstrong founded ‘The Radio Church of God’ in 1933, there was no television. The first televised event on Laura Street in Springfield may have been when Tom Adams of KVAL came to cover the memorial we had planned for Hollis Williams in a vacant building on Laura that was slated to be torn down. However, when the landlord got wind of it, he evicted us, and the first altar I made. When I told him Hollis was a homeless Veteran well-loved by all the folks at Safeway, which was just around the corner, he said;

“Then take your memorial over there!”

At the last-minute, Pat at Gyzmobyte got our tribute moved to the Campbell Center. The obstacles that got in the way of saying goodbye to Hollis on March 12, 2013, was epic. My ministry was waylaid, until I returned to Laura Street June 14, 2015. When I noticed all the America Flags waving around KORE radio, I was overcome with the truth that some things are inalienable. The spirit we put there when I climbed a ladder to nail the holder for the flag I purchased, did not parish. Indeed, this was a resurrection. Hollis looks down, and is well pleased.

In these videos you will see the place on the McKenzie River where I baptized myself in 1987. It is located about 58 miles from Laura Street. I took my neighbor Albert Hurt to Cowboy Church a couple of years ago. We lived on Oakdale St. but, Alberta moved to the apartment building I lived in in 1990 where I studied the Bible and worked on my theological novels ‘The Lion of God’ and ‘Where Art Thou?’  Alberta lives 50 yards from Laura St. Most of my spiritual work occurred within two hundred yards of the radio tower.

The New Radio Church honors all American Veterans, and is dedicated to making sure God and the Truth is on their side whenever they go into battle.

Jon ‘The Nazarite’

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