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 "And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved."  Mark 13:13

 

 The righteous man has perished out of the earth, and there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; every man hunts his brother with a net.
Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler and judge ask for a bribe; and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul. Thus they conspire together.
The best of them is like a brier. The most upright is worse than a thorn hedge. The day of your watchmen, even your visitation, has come; now is the time of their confusion.
 Don't trust in a neighbor. Don't put confidence in a friend. With the woman lying in your embrace, be careful of the words of your mouth!
 For the son dishonors the father, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.  Micah 7:2-6

 

 

 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in theirs synagogues they will scourge you;
yes and before governors and kings shall you be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour  For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaks in you.
 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.
 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved.
But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next: for verily I say unto you, You shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.  Matthew 10:17-23

 

 

A report just into Truth On The Net Dot Com reflects this thought pattern.  The report we received could fall into the hate crime category.  These hateful incidents reflect the times in which we live.  It has been reported to us that a prominent leader of the largest Sacred Name organization has suffered property damage several times lately.  According to reliable sources, this has happened before.  In times past, windows were smashed, tires were slashed, Swastikas were spray painted on his property.  Are we living in the time of Jacob's trouble?

 

 

 "So speaks Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, saying, Write for yourself all the Words that I have spoken to you in a book.
For, lo, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will turn the captivity of My people Israel and Judah, says Yahweh; and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
 And these are the Words that Yahweh spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah:
 For so says Yahweh, We have heard a sound of trembling, of dread, and not of peace.
 Ask now and see whether a male is giving birth? Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, like a woman giving birth, and all faces are turned to paleness?
 Alas! For that day is great, for none is like it. And it is a time of Jacob's trouble, but he will be saved out of it."  Jeremiah 30:2-7

 

What connotes a crime of hate?  What motivates anyone into this deadly destructive direction?  Is it because someone is different?  Does this happen because someone is guilty of living an immoral life, and are convicted by the good behavior of others?  Hatred is nothing new in this world as we know it.  Cain rose up and killed his own brother, did Cain hate Abel?  Yahshua the Messiah was hated!  Why? 

 

What makes a crime be considered as a hate crime?

The FBI quotes a statement by the American Psychological Association about hate crime:

"...not only is it an attack on one's physical self, but is also an attack on one's very identity." Attacks upon individuals because of a difference in how they look, pray or behave have long been a part of human history. It is only recently, however, that our society has given it a name and decided to monitor it, study it and legislate against it." 16

The FBI defines a hate crime (a.k.a. bias crime) to be:

"a criminal offense committed against a person, property or society which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin." 1

Thus:

  • If a thug beats up a randomly selected victim, the assault would not be considered a hate crime. 

  • If a person assaults a friend or acquaintance out of anger, the assault would not be a hate crime.

  • If a thug beats up a victim who is a stranger and was selected because of their race, it would be a hate crime.

  • If a person delivers a hate speech denigrating all Jews, or African-Americans, or gays, then this would not be considered a hate crime anywhere in the United States, because no criminal act has occurred. Hate speech is protected under the First Amendment.

Under the Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990, the FBI has been reporting hate crimes based on perceived race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Since 1994, their reports include disability.


Official definitions of hate crimes:

Typical hate crime laws criminalize the use of force, or the threat of force, against a person because they are a member of a specific, protected group. 2 Four definitions of the term "hate crime" are: 

  • Hate Crimes Statistics Act (1990): "crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, including where appropriate the crimes of murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated assault, simple assault, intimidation, arson, and destruction, damage or vandalism of property." ( Public Law 101-275)
  • Bureau of Justice Administration (BJA; 1997): "hate crimes--or bias-motivated crimes--are defined as offenses motivated by hatred against a victim based on his or her race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin."
  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL): A hate crime is "any crime committed because of the victimís actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender [male or female] or sexual orientation." 3
  • National Education Association (NEA): "Hate crimes and violent acts are defined as offenses motivated by hatred against a victim based on his or her beliefs or mental or physical characteristics, including race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. 4

The word "perceived" is important, because many vicious assaults are based in error on the incorrect belief that the victim is Jewish, gay, or a member of some other group that the perpetrator hates.

Traditional hate crime legislation protects persons because of "his race, color, religion or national origin," as in the case of the 1969 federal hate crimes law. (18 U.S.C. Section 245). Most state laws now include additional protected groups. Some laws are restrictive and only protect a member of a group if she/he is involved in specific activities. For example, the current (1969) federal law only applies if the crime happens when a person is attending a public school or is at work or participating in one of four other "federally protected activities.

 


 

Many times hate crimes originate from hate speech.  People sit around and get worked up over an individual, or a group of individuals, sometimes alcohol or drugs are involved.  The conversation then takes a turn for the worse, and participants are activated towards evil actions.

 

 "You shall not take up a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to wrest justice:"   Exodus 23:1-2

 

Mob psychology is once again motivating riots in various locations, France for example!  How long will it be before some of the "protests" get out of hand?  Time will tell! 

 

It was also reported to us that this leader is working along with law enforcement authorities to determine the perpetrators involved.  This leader is an elected official in his township, holding the office of Constable.  Some of the prime suspects are former members of this same organization.  It appears that some of these former members have either made direct or indirect threats, including veiled intimidations against this individual, and also against some of the members of this same organization.  It appears also (according to reliable information) that these individuals are extremely well armed and some are to be considered dangerous.  Remember Waco? 

 

Yahshua the Messiah never threatened anyone even while He was under severe duress! 

 

 "Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously:"   1 Peter 2:23

 


 

 

Yours in Yahshua, Hawke

 

 

 

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