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A DANGEROUS, DANGEROUS WORLD: A Plea For American Humanitarians

My friends, if we are to succeed in the battle against great evil we have to confront evil wherever it resides. By confronting, we have to define, call out, and expose that which threatens us.

Islam is the greatest threat facing mankind today. For my detractors who throw up the Crusades as an argument, let me just say that over the course of the four hundred years the Crusades is thought to have taken place, an average of five (5) were killed every year — a total of 2,000. Was it a bad time for non-Christians? Was it in response to Muslim encroachment? Many sources make that argument. Regardless, we don’t live in that time anymore. Christianity had its reformation. It’s time for Islam to follow our fine example.

And only a total fool would call man-made global warming our greatest threat, so at this time I will not give that moronic topic more than a sentence of Web space.

Jews and Christians alike are called to serve others. There aren’t many other reasons why we’re here. So if you’re a Jew or Christian, you have but to contact your synagogue or church and ask them where they need help. Trust me, you will be shown thousands of opportunities to make the lives of our brothers and sisters better. You can also trust me that helping others is also one of the best ways to feel really good.

Some volunteer opportunities, like traveling abroad to help villages recover from natural disasters, are more exciting than others. One of my aunts, a nurse, traveled to Haiti with a medical crew four times to treat the poor of that nation. Other ministries, like stringing rosaries together, can be considered boring. No matter what you do, however, you’re helping make another’s life better.

There’s a draw with some people to go help in areas destroyed by Muslims. Thousands of Syrians, for example, have lost their homes and are starving to death. So for people like Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old from Prescott, AZ, I’m sure she thought she was doing her job the make the world better, or at least not so bad. But whether it’s naiveté, ignorance, self-righteousness, or a feeling of invincibility, people like Kayla make incredibly bad decisions that in far too many cases lead to torture and death. They don’t recognize evil.

If you choose to travel to corrupt or war-torn areas, be advised. Have long and well-considered conversations with your family and friends. Have a notarized will and living will pn place. Before you leave those dear to you, kiss them goodbye and tell them you love them. On your journey to or when you travel within that foreign country, no matter how valuable the assistance you provide, as a citizen from any free country and especially as an American, you will most likely be captured.

While in captivity, you will likely be tortured, shot at, raped, and/or sodomized. You may undergo some form of reeducation, or be forced to convert to Islam. Packages from your captors to your family and friends may contain images or videos of your persecution. They may also contain your body parts. Whatever is sent to them will haunt them for the rest of their lives. If your loved ones receive proof of life, they will lose sleep for days, knowing there’s nothing they can do to come to your rescue.

Lastly, don’t rely on your US government to rescue you. While our beloved servicemen and women stand at the ready to use all tools at their disposal to extract you from danger, treat you, and place you safely on US soil, the man who occupies the Office of the President does not care about you. After your death is confirmed, he will make off-handed statements about rescue attempts and bad timing. Around the time of those statements, reports will come in about releasing prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and offering concessions to the world’s greatest existential threat and newest nuclear power, Iran.

Even if you make it home alive after your service, understand that while you were gone your family and friends suffered with anxiety about your safety and return. Will it be worth it?
I beg you, in your quest to help others start with those closest to you by not burdening them with the pain of your untimely and avoidable loss.

I agree we must help others but please, help Americans. We need you here.

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Michael Cummings

About the author, Michael Cummings: Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns. View all articles by Michael Cummings

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