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Tuesday, June 21 2011
According to the present-day Urban Dictionary (my 1950s Consolidated Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary does not have the word - perhaps a testimony to how far humanity has further degenerated since then), the definition of the racist term "raghead":
"An offensive term for Muslims, Arabs, or all Middle-Easterners, referring to the turbans that some wear; a person of Middle Eastern descent or the various desert regions there. Usually meant in a disparaging and demeaning way." (The Urban Dictionary)
The turban is a simple head covering, known from ancient times, that is customarily worn by ordinary people (without necessarily any religious significance) in, or from, some parts of the world. The turban was originally a means to shield people from extreme heat during the day and desert cold at night (they are, in effect, the "cowboy hats" of their time and place). One of the most righteous men, as declared by Jesus Christ, was Abraham - a Middle Eastern man from the deserts of Iraq who almost certainly wore a turban, as a practical and necessary part of his clothing (the illustration is accurate).
Abraham was a key ancestor of the Messiah (i.e. "1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations" Matthew 1:17 KJV). The LORD most-surely never called Abraham a "raghead" - and He would hardly appreciate anyone who uses that term as an arrogant insult to Middle Eastern people (keeping in mind that the Messiah Himself was born "over there").
"4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness [see What Made Abraham Righteous?].
"That of the High Priest was much larger than that of the priests and wound so that it formed a broad, flat-topped turban; that for priests was wound so that it formed a cone-shaped turban"
The even greater irony of "raghead racism" is that it is very often spoken by Christian-professing people, who live outside of the Middle East, who at the same time claim to be very "pro-Israel." Along with the reality of turban-wearing Abraham (who most Christian-professing people respect, while referring to him as a Jew, which he was not - he was from Iraq; Abraham is the father of both the Israelites and the Arab people - see Israel's Iraqi Roots) is the reality that the Israelite priesthood was commanded by the LORD to a wear a turban as part of their official, holy attire. The King James Version translates it as the European/Latin "mitre":
"28:1 And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
The turban had a band, or plate of inscribed gold:
"28:36 And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, Holiness To The LORD. 28:37 And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
While some today, for the sake of their prejudice, may debate whether the "mitre" was a turban, the Talmud (the name given to a compilation of "rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs and history") plainly calls it a turban. They know what the High Priest wore (and will wear again when the people of Judah bring into existence the end-time Holy Place in Jerusalem that will be defiled by the Christian-professing "beast"; see Abomination of Desolation - Where?). Excerpts:
"Mitznefet - that of the High Priest was much larger than that of the priests and wound so that it formed a broad, flat-topped turban; that for priests was wound so that it formed a cone-shaped turban, called a migbahat. The tzitz, a golden plate inscribed with the words: "Holiness unto YHWH" was attached to the mitznefet."
The ultimate irony is that it was Jesus Christ who gave those instructions for the High Priest to wear a turban (see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'). The function and office of the turban-wearing Levitical High Priest was instituted as a portrayal of Christ Himself.
"3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house." (Hebrews 3:1-2 KJV)
Fact Finder: What is Christ, our King and High Priest, going to do when He returns?
This Day In History, June 21
217 BC: Carthaginian forces led by Hannibal destroyed a Roman army under consul Gaius Flaminicy in a battle at Lake Trasimenus in central Italy.
524: The Battle of Vezeronce. The Burgundians under King Godomar defeated the Franks.
1314: The Scots of Robert the Bruce defeated Edward II's army at Bannockburn.
1377: King Edward III of England died. King from 1327, he attempted to invade France in 1339 and 1340, thereby starting the Hundred Years War. He was succeeded by his grandson, Richard II.
1633: Galileo Galilei was forced by the Roman Catholic Church to "abjure, curse, and detest" his (entirely correct) theory that the earth orbits the sun.
1667: The Peace of Breda ended the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1664-67), with the Dutch ceding New Amsterdam, known today as New York, to the English.
1749: Halifax was founded when Col. Edward Cornwallis brought more than 2,500 English immigrants to Nova Scotia.
1887: Queen Victoria celebrated her golden jubilee marking 50 years on the British throne.
1900: The Boxer Rebellion began in China to oppose foreign interference in Chinese affairs. An international force of Japanese, Russian, German, U.S., British, Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops put down the uprising by August 14 (which obviously proved that there was foreign interference in Chinese affairs).
1977: Menachem Begin became Israel's 6th Prime Minister.
1982: John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity of the attempted murder of U.S. President Reagan in 1981.
1990: An earthquake in northern Iran killed over 50,000 and injured more than 200,000.
1990: Hungary officially re-launched its stock exchange, 42 years after its closure by the Communist Party. The Budapest stock exchange was the first Western-style securities exchange in any Warsaw Pact country.
2006: The newly-discovered moons of the planet Pluto were officially named Nix and Hydra (for some reason, scientists very often name scientific discoveries after pagan gods).