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Putin to Western elites: Play-time is over

Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin’s speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn’t get a chance to read it, and missed its importance. (For your convenience, I am pasting in the full transcript of his speech below.) Western media did their best to ignore it or to twist its meaning. Regardless of what you think or don’t think of Putin (like the sun and the moon, he does not exist for you to cultivate an opinion) this is probably the most important political speech since Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech of March 5, 1946.

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Ezra Levant with Melanie Phillips – Anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe

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Brian Lilley & Salim Mansur – Muslim Students’ Association = Muslim Brotherhood

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White House Keeping These Global Warming Documents out of the Sunlight

Fred Lucas

The White House isn’t releasing information about how its top science adviser came up with the claim that global warming was the cause of the severe winter in 2014, prompting legal action by a free market think tank this week.

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TRUNEWS 10/31/14: Simon Black & Rodney Thompson

Sovereign Man Simon Black talks with Rick about the rising number of Americans renouncing their citizenship because of Washington’s heavy hand of tyranny. He also discusses how relocating can dramatically improve your lifestyle with less stress, lower cost of living, non-GMO food, and more friends. In Part 2, Trunews listener Rodney Thompson shares with Rick his thoughts about the meaning of Pastor T.D. Hale’s dream involving Barack Obama on the Truman Balcony.

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College ‘sacked head and wife for being white Christians’

A college which aims to promote multiculturalism has been thrust into a race row amid allegations that its principal and his wife were sacked for being white Christians.

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Canada won’t issue visas to residents of countries with widespread Ebola

TORONTO — Canada is following in Australia’s footsteps and has suspended, effectively immediately, the issuance of visas to residents of the West African countries battling Ebola.

In a move that puts Canada at odds with the World Health Organization, the federal government said Friday it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with “widespread and persistent-intense transmission” of Ebola virus disease.

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Home> Politics Career Diplomats Worried About Influx of Political Appointees at State Department

ALI WEINBERG

The Obama administration is giving an unprecedented number of political appointees top diplomatic positions, a move that has long frustrated career Foreign Service officials but has become a renewed point of contention this week with the departure of Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, the only career foreign service officer in the top echelons of Foggy Bottom leadership.

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Obama Dings Stay-At-Home Moms: ‘Not A Choice We Want Americans To Make’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold

Speaking in Rhode Island, President Barack Obama said that women leaving the workplace in order to take care of their children was “not a choice we want Americans to make.”

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New UK law would ban critics of Sharia from broadcasting, protesting or even posting messages on Facebook

Robert Spencer

The last free person in Britain, if there is one, might as well turn out the lights. If this becomes law, Britain is finished as a free society. As the law would also forbid opposition to gay marriage, it would be interesting to see what would happen if a proponent of Sharia protested against gay marriage — but Muslim groups are largely for it, since it opens the door to the legalization of polygamy.

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Welcome to Berlin, 1937

by Roger L Simon

I have never in my increasingly long life felt vulnerable as a Jew in America. I never even dreamed it would happen. But it has now — with the Obama administration.

Something is seriously wrong. At almost every opportunity, Obama and his minions have criticized Israel out of all proportion to the actions of the Jewish state, particularly during the recent Gaza War when there was a constant barrage of warnings from our State Department about harming civilians. (This is a criticism State would never turn on itself. Who knows how many innocents have died in the U.S. air attacks on ISIS — no one even says a word about it.)

Now they have called Israel’s prime minister a “chickensh*t,” a “coward” and who knows what else, using adjectives for Benjamin Netanyahu they don’t employ with Kim Jung-un, Vladimir Putin, Hassan Nasrallah, Bashar Assad or even the murderous Islamic State’s al-Baghdadi, not to mention — and this is probably crucial — the potentially most homicidal of all, Ayatollah Khamenei of the Islamic State of Iran. (One of the more sinister aspects of Jeff Goldberg’s article that generated this controversy was that one of his leakers bragged they had scared cowardly Netanyahu into not attacking Iran’s nuclear installations, as if this were a good thing, the implication being that the administration can now look good for making an Iran deal — that would ultimately give the mullahs the bomb.) It’s as if Netanyahu, not the aforementioned maniacs, were the administration’s worst enemy.

Meanwhile, the attempts to make nice to the Israelis over the vicious personal slurs from the article, which apparently came from two high and thus far unpunished administration officials, have been perfunctory, so perfunctory that you know they are not meant to be taken seriously, quite the contrary. In fact, an attempted terrorist assassination of a prominent American-Israeli in Jerusalem yesterday that caused the Israeli government to put the Temple Mount on lockdown has already generated more chastisement of the Israelis from our secretary of State. All this against an unprecedented, at least since World War II, rise in global anti-Semitism.

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Iran Leads at Halftime; Game Over?

The relevant UN Resolution, as well as the Congressional sanctions bill, says the acceptable level of enrichment is none at all. The administration is, in fact, negotiating a level. This track means the total erasure of all international sanctions.

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Study: 19 of 20 Worst Countries for Women Are Muslim-Majority Countries

PAM GELLER

It’s official. According to the latest data, 19 of the 20 worst places in the world to be a woman are Muslim-majority countries. That’s too strong a correlation to be a coincidence. (Note: The only country in the top 20 that isn’t a Muslim-majority country is Ethiopia, where more than a third of the population is Muslim.) Meanwhile, Muslim organizations like CAIR continue to silence anyone who criticizes the treatment of women in Muslim lands, and gullible American “feminists” are converting to Islam.

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Obama admin orders sensitivity training after Army bars man from woman’s restroom

Ben Johnson

The Obama administration has said the U.S. Army “discriminated” against a transgender male employee by not allowing him to use the female restroom, calling him “he,” and asking him to stop having uncomfortable and “unwanted” discussions with his co-workers about his upcoming surgical castration.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found that the Department of the Army committed gender identity discrimination against “Tamara” Lusardi, a civilian quality assurance specialist who announced he wanted to become a woman.

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The GOP & Obamacare: Reconciliation or the Socialist Ratchet?

By: Jeffrey Lord

So what will it be for the GOP when it comes to repealing ObamaCare? Reconciliation or ratchets?

If, as predicted, the Republicans recapture the Senate – then what?

The other day, Daniel Horowitz illustrated the eternal problem with Establishment Republicans on ObamaCare. And Mark Levin discussed it on his show with devastating accuracy.

The issue this time – say again this time, which is not the first time – is the repeal of the socialist state, in this case ObamaCare. Here’s Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on the subject a week out from Tuesday’s election:

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Alex Wagner OK With Racial Fear Tactics—If That’s What It Takes for Dems to Win -

By Mark Finkelstein

Could this be the most cynical statement of the campaign season? The woman whose recent wedding President Obama attended is okay with stoking the racial fears of black Americans—if that’s what it takes to drive them to the polls and secure Dem victories. Alex Wagner devoted a segment of her MSNBC show today to the naked appeals to the racial fears of black Americans that Democrats are making in campaign ads. Wagner discussed Dem ads that seek to stoke black fear toward Republicans by invoking Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

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How CBC Sanitized Terror Against an Israeli Baby

by Mike Fegelman

As a primary lens through which Canadians learn about the world, the CBC is obligated to report honestly, accurately and with due context. Last week, we saw terror come to our nation’s capital. On the same day that Michael Zehaf Bibeau brazenly killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a Hamas terrorist deliberately ran over and killed a 3-month old Israeli baby and an Ecuadorean woman in Jerusalem, along with injuring nine people.

Canadian media outlets rightly condemned Zehaf Bibeau as a “terrorist”. How did the CBC, our public broadcaster, report on the incident of terror in Jerusalem? Its website carried an article on October 23 headlined “Jerusalem mayor vows to calm city after baby killed“ with sub-headlines saying only “Baby girl died after Palestinian motorist slammed car into light rail train station” and “Driver killed by police”.

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B.C. lawyers vote against accrediting Trinity Western law school

By Justin McElroy

The Law Society of British Columbia has voted against accrediting a proposed law school at Trinity Western University.

In a binding decision, 74 per cent of lawyers voted against TWU’s program, with 8,039 ballots cast in total – more than 60 per cent of all lawyers eligible to vote.

The society says the decision means that “the proposed law school at Trinity Western University is not an approved faculty of law for the purpose of the Law Society’s admission program.”

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California Forces Churches to Fund Abortions

By Chuck Norris

First, the mayor of Houston flagrantly violated clergy’s First Amendment rights, when she subpoenaed sermons, and she still refuses to rescind her mandate. And now California government officials are forcing churches and other faith-based organizations to fund abortions. What’s next?

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), the California Department of Managed Health Care has required that all insurance plans in the Golden State cover abortions immediately. The kicker is that California churches are no longer exempt from providing such coverage for their employees — despite the fact that earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare cannot force its abortion-prompting contraceptives down the throats of faith-based nonprofits.

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FBI Announces Investigation of GOP Senate Candidate Days Before Election

by Andrew Branca Thursda

Hot on the heels of the Department of Justice’s suddenly-renewed interest in George Zimmerman’s civil rights liability in the self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin (see: FBI Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case) just days before next week’s election comes another DOJ action timed perfectly for electoral manipulation.

National Review Online is reporting that the FBI (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DOJ) has made the highly unusual decision to disclose their investigation into Mike Rounds (pictured above), a Republican Senate candidate in South Dakota, less than a week before next Tuesday’s vote.

The alleged misconduct being investigated is somewhat obscure–something involving a work visa program in the state–but it is notable that the alleged misconduct was to have occurred three years ago, and the FBI’s announcement comes a year after the state’s own attorney general closed its own investigation without bringing any charges.

The concern, of course, is that the FBI announcement was timed to influence Rounds’ prospects in next week’s voting. When asked for more detail, the FBI replied that the agent in charge of the investigation would be unavailable to provide additional information until late next week, after the election, thus leaving a cloud over Rounds’ candidacy through election day.

The National Review Online piece brought in some interesting insight from a career FBI agent, now retired, Jeff Lanza:

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Mother of Man Killed By Illegal: Pres ‘Ignoring Us Completely’

There seems to be no concern for what we’re going through and the issues that we want to bring to him [Obama]. Thousands of us are waiting for at least an acknowledgment from him that he understands the pain that we are experiencing losing a loved one at the hands of repeat illegal criminals. He has taken the time to meet with them. He has addressed their issues, and he’s now doing something about it in this amnesty move that he’s going to make. When is he going to meet with the American people who have been affected by this? He is ignoring us completely, and this is what I want. I have met with other families who have been affected by illegals killing their loved ones. I mean, horrific accidents and horrific crimes, and we deserve acknowledgment just like these illegals who he is now going to do something for them.”

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The “Tree of Contemplative Practices” – Is Your Church Practicing Some of These?

By L Putnam

Flee From the Tree of Contemplative Practices: Run From its Toxic Fruits!

The attractive Tree of Contemplative Practices is laden with enticing fruits for contemplative meditators to partake of. But, beware! For this is not a tree with fruits one should be snared into sampling, but rather this is a tree that is full of toxic fruits. To find out why please read on!

The Tree of Contemplative Practices: Designed

The TCP was designed by Maia Deurr, an ardent Buddhist, for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. “The center’s mission, ” writes Deurr, “is to integrate contemplative awareness into contemporary life in order to create a more just, compassionate, and reflective society.”

http://www.mindful.org/our-partners/the-center-for-contemplative-mind-in-society

Now, in order to understand the recent explosion of the exploration in society of all things contemplative the center initiated a “Contemplative Net Project” to research why this was happening. And in the course of this project Maia had the inspiration to use the image of a tree to convey the breath of practices that were being described by research participants. Maia describes this tree in detail in her paper: “A Powerful Silence” in the section titled: “The Tree of Contemplative Practices.” (pp. 37-42)

To learn even more about the TCP explore the web site of “The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society” clicking on “Contemplative Practices.” Further click on the TCP where below the tree you will learn about the various branches with their practices listed below each grouping. Click on an individual practice to find a full description of that practice as well as other links. (Updated tree) (Original tree)

The Tree of Contemplative Practices: Defined

The TCP can be defined as an overview of contemplative practices that one can explore and experi-ence. And as Maia Deurr, writes in “A Powerful Silence,” these practices are intended “to quiet the mind and to cultivate a personal capacity for deep concentration, presence, and awareness.” Deurr continues, “Ideally, the insights that arise from the mind, body, and heart in this contemplative state can be applied to one’s every day life.” Click here to continue reading.

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Chanting, Tasers and gunfire: All hell broke loose after OPP pulled over Ottawa man as part of security probe

On Saturday, three days after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau gunned down Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before dying in a shootout on Parliament Hill, police decided to conduct a traffic stop of Abdunnur in Ottawa’s south end.

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WEAPONIZING THE GOVERNMENT

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Candidly Speaking: Obama is seeking a confrontation with Israel

This is just the latest in a series of vindictive acts by the Obama administration because Israel has dared to reject its diktats. Nothing illustrates President Obama’s contemptuous attitude toward Israel more than his directive to withhold arms to Israel during wartime because Israel had rejected Kerry’s initiative to engage Qatar as the mediator to end the Gaza hostilities.

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CAIR publishes list of Americans, groups who could become ISIS targets

The radical American Islamic Muslim group, the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has begun building a list of prominent Americans and organizations, of whom they accuse of being “Islamophobic”, potentially putting such individuals lives in danger by lone wolf ISIS terrorists and sympathizers. Dr. Rich Swier, a 23-year Army veteran who retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1990 and publisher of DrRichSwier.com e-magazine, reported the news of the existence of the list on Wednesday. The list includes U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators, concerned individuals, retired military veterans, news organizations such as Fox News and the Washington Times, and other groups and individuals knowledgeable about the dangers of radical Islamic Muslims.

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The Savage Nation- Michael Savage- October 30, 2014 (FULL SHOW)

Michael Savage- October 30, 2014

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Ezra Levant interviews Michael Coren about his new book “Hatred: Islam’s War on Christianity”

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Michael Coren – Judiciary obstructing tracking of jihadis?

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Secretary of State John Kerry: Young Muslims Flocking to Wage Bloody Jihad Because ….. They’re “Disappointed” And Want a “Better Alternative”

PAM GELLER

Yes, that’s why they strap one on or hack heads off with six knives or gang-rape non-Muslim women and sell them ast slave markets and …

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Another Glenn Beck Prediction Come True?

“Do you remember when I came out and I said, ‘I warn you, something’s not right with Google. There’s just too much data collection going on’?” Beck said. “This was long before the NSA, long before anybody was talking about data collection. Everybody was looking at Google just as an email service or a search engine. And I said, ‘They are collecting all of your email. They are reading all of your email. Electronically reading, capturing, and storing all of your email.’ And do you remember? I was a madman. That was the most insane thing I could have possibly said.”

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Kerry demands that Temple Mount be reopened to Muslim Worshippers

By The Right Scoop

Yesterday Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a US-born Israeli and American citizen, was almost assassinated outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem by 32-year-old Islamic Jihad member Moataz Hejazi. Hejazi was killed by police at his home after he fired upon them. Glick is currently in serious, but stable condition and he is getting better.

From all accounts I’ve read, Glick has been big campaigner that Jews be allowed to pray at the Temple Mount, which is also the Al-Aqsa compound. Currently all non-Muslim prayer is disallowed at the site.

Because of fear of rioting after killing the Palestinian terrorist, Israel closed the Temple Mount on Thursday which led to the PA calling for a day of rage on Friday.

Instead of letting Israel handle this the way they see fit, Kerry demanded in a statement today that the holy site be reopened to Muslim worshipers:

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Anti-Israel Group Advocates Illegal Disruption Of ‘Zionist Normalization’ Assemblies

Truth Revolt

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) are taking their disdain for the Jewish State to the next level. Having conducted anti-Israel demonstrations on college campuses across North America; intimidating Jewish students as well as sponsoring some of the most vehement anti-Semitic voices in America, SJP is now adding breaking the law to their resume.

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Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous

By: Human Events

Human Events’ readers, in an online poll, recently voted billionaire financier George Soros “the single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” Here are the Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous:

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The Ouija and Divination – Pastor Mike Online 10-30-14

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Mark Levin explains why Obama admin really attacked Netanyahu and why Democrats MUST LOSE THIS ELECTION

By The Right Scoop

Mark Levin said on his show last night that the reason the Obama administration has chosen to attack Netanyahu in the Atlantic is because they want to force him out by strengthening his opposition against him. And in doing so Levin argues the Obama administration is also encouraging Islamo-Nazis all over the world.

While Levin points out that he detests the Republican establishment, it’s times like these that he says we must side with them — temporarily he points out — to defeat the Democrats.

He explains below:

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Black conservatives explain how blacks are brainwashed by Democrats

By The Right Scoop

A great clip by One America News Network on Black America, which is really a preview for their big show which will air this weekend. Unfortunately I don’t get OANN but for those of you who do it should be a great show:

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TRUNEWS 10/30/34: Steve Quayle & The Walking Dead

Longtime radio host and End Time watchman Steve Quayle and Rick discuss America’s obsession with Halloween, the culture of death, zombies and the walking dead, and how it will spiritually lead them to destruction through an Ebola pandemic and war.

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Peru foils Hezbollah terror plot against Israelis, Jews

Lebanese national Muhammad Amadar was arrested in Lima; he is suspected of targeting the Israeli Embassy, as well as popular Israeli tourist destinations and Jewish centers.

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Survey Shows 74 Percent Increase in U.S. Mosques in Past Decade

By Penny Starr

(CNSNews.com) – A survey conducted by a coalition of religious organizations shows that the number of mosques in the United States has grown by 74 percent in the past 11 years – up from 1,209 in 2001 to 2,106 in 2011.

The statistics were released earlier this year by Faith Communities Today (FACT), which is affiliated with the Hartford Seminary’s Hartford Institute for Religion Research.

The survey also reveals where those mosques exist, including the 10 states with the largest number of mosques – New York (257), California (246), Texas (166), Florida (118), Illinois (109), New Jersey (109), Pennsylvania (99), Michigan (77), Georgia (69) and Virginia (62).

Vermont has the least number of mosques, with one located in that state.

The survey also shows that most mosques are located in metropolitan areas, with Greater New York City ranked No. 1 with 192 mosques. Southern California (120), Greater Chicago (90), Greater Philadelphia (63) and Greater Detroit (63) rounded out the top five metropolitan areas for mosque population.

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Video Debunks Planned Parenthood’s Deceptive Abortion Figures

93.78% of all pregnant women who walk in will leave without their child.”

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State Dept. Doc Affirms JW’s Report on Obama Plan to Bring Foreign Ebola Patients to U.S.

State Dept. Doc Affirms JW’s Report on Obama Plan to Bring Foreign Ebola Patients to U.S.

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‘Shove It Up Your Fat, White A**’: They Sent a Warning Letter to Houses of Worship — but Some Religious Leaders Weren’t Having Any of It

‘Shove It Up Your Fat, White A**’: They Sent a Warning Letter to Houses of Worship — but Some Religious Leaders Weren’t Having Any of It

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The NSA Scandal May Have Just Gotten Even Worse

Jon Street

The National Security Agency might not have only collected personal information belonging to millions of Americans. It may very well have shared it too – with at least one foreign government.

A report released yesterday by the U.K.-based human rights organization Liberty reveals Britain’s intelligence agencies can access information which the NSA has already collected whenever and wherever it wants – and without a warrant.

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UN hears the truth about Iran from torture victim Marina Nemat, day before Iran’s UN review

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Normalization between Ankara and Jerusalem? Guess Again.

by Burak Bekdil

In reality, with or without the normalization of diplomatic relations between Ankara and Jerusalem, the Turks have never hidden their broader goals in the Arab-Israeli dispute: that Jerusalem should be the capital of a Palestinian state; and that Israel should be pushed back to its pre-1967 borders. Until then, it will be ‘halal’ [permitted in Islam] for Erdogan to blame Israel for global warming, the Ebola virus, starvation in Africa and every other misfortune the world faces.

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The Persecution & Prayer Alert

TANZANIA: Teacher Killed in Machete Attack

Sources: World Watch Monitor, Release International

Pastor Crodward Edwar (centre) at a
press conference about the Bukoba murder
Photo: Harakati News blog via World Watch Monitor

On October 9th, a Christian man was killed and another seriously injured when suspected Islamic militants attacked them with machetes in Bukoba.The brutal assault occurred after Dioniz Ng’wandu, a 31-year-old secondary school teacher, and Temistores, 25, attended an early morning prayer meeting with their pastor, Faustine Joseph, and a fourth unnamed man at their church building. After the pastor and the other man left, masked assailants entered the building and attacked the two remaining believers, killing Dioniz and severely injuring Temistores’ left foot. Dioniz leaves behind his wife, Faith, and their two children, four-year-old Michael and two-year-old John. According to Pastor Faustine, church members had been receiving threats from militants who vowed to decrease the number of Christians in the predominantly Muslim area.

“Attacks against Christians are increasing in Tanzania despite the efforts of the government to control them,” reports The Media Project, a non-profit group that works globally with local journalists. “Some religious leaders and lay Christians have been killed, while others have been attacked by extremist Muslims wielding acid. Some of the perpetrators have been arrested and charged, yet their cases continue in courts.”

In the aftermath of this violent crime, pray that God will comfort and provide for Dioniz’s widowed wife and their two young children. May He also grant physical and emotional healing to Temistores as he recovers from his injuries and the trauma of the attack. Please pray that God’s peace will rest on Pastor Faustine and the members of the congregation, and that His divine protection will be upon them as they continue to boldly worship together despite the risks. In addition, pray that the church in Tanzania will stand firm in the face of mounting pressure. Finally, please ask God to work in the hearts of the country’s officials, giving them much wisdom in the process, so that they will endeavour to do more to protect vulnerable Christian communities.

To post a prayer of solidarity for those affected by this latest attack, visit our Persecuted Church Prayer Wall.


CUBA: Christian Couple Harassed by Government Officials

Source: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Rev. Mario and his wife, Yoaxis
Photo: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

A Christian couple was recently threatened with criminal charges if they refused to stop their work in advocating for religious freedom. On October 8th, Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso, a pastor and religious freedom activist, was summoned to the State Security Unit in Camajuani, Villa Clara. While there, an official pressured him to sign an “Acta de Advertencia” — a document that can be used as justification for future arrests and criminal charges. Two witnesses, whom Mario did not even know or recognize, were present and offered testimony of his “counter-revolutionary” links.According to the pastor, the official told him that the government was unhappy about his recent visit to the eastern part of the country where he met with church leaders who had reported religious freedom violations. The official added that if Mario did not change his behaviour soon, a criminal case would “probably be filed.”

Days later, on October 15th, Mario’s wife, Yoaxis Marcheco Suarez, was summoned for an interview with security services. The next day, she was arrested and authorities similarly pressured her to sign an “Acta de Advertencia,” but she refused. Officials also warned her to stop having contact with “counter-revolutionary” elements or risk imprisonment.

Lift up Mario and Yoaxis in prayer, asking God to bless this couple richly as they work to advocate on behalf of those who are suffering because of their religious beliefs. May He grant them courage and wisdom as they now discern how to continue their efforts in light of these recent threats. Pray that God will protect them from potential harm, and that the country’s governing authorities will cease their intimidation tactics. Furthermore, ask that God will use His children in Cuba to advance His Kingdom purposes and, as a result, increase the growth of the church in both number and faithfulness.

For more information on Cuba’s persecuted church, visit our website.


RECENT PRISONER UPDATES


IRAN: Three Believers Handed Prison Sentences

Source: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Pastor Behnam Irani

Three Christian men — Behnam Irani, Matthias Haghnejad and Silas Rabbani — were recently handed six-year prison sentences. These believers had earlier been accused of capital offenses, but thankfully those charges were later dropped. (For more information on the capital charges, visit our website.)This latest verdict dictates that Pastor Behnam will serve his sentence at a prison in the northern city of Zabol, while Pastor Matthias and Silas (a deacon) will be transferred to a prison in Minab which is located by the Persian Gulf. All three are appealing their sentences. The cities of Zabol and Minab are infamous for their extremely hot climates. Moreover, the prisoners’ families will be forced to travel long distances for visits, which will prove to be both financially and physically challenging.

According to religious liberty advocates, these sentences are the latest examples of the surge in oppression against religious and ethnic minorities under the Rouhani presidency. This repression has occurred despite his earlier promise to uphold the rights of religious minorities during the run up to elections last year.

While thanking God that the capital punishment charges against these three men have been dropped, let us ask Him to now be very near to these dear brothers in Christ as they each face six-year sentences. In particular, pray that they will not despair, but would continue in their faith — established and firm — remaining grounded in the hope of the Gospel (Colossians 1:23). May their appeals be swift and successful so that they will soon be released to their families! Until then, ask God to meet their loved ones’ every need, as they now face new challenges in caring for these imprisoned men due to the extended distance of the other prison locations. Additionally, intercede on behalf of Iran’s leaders and authorities, praying that many of them will come to know Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

To find out how you can encourage imprisoned believers in Iran and other restricted nations through the ministry of letter writing, visit www.PrisonerAlert.com.


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Far from ‘party of no,’ House GOP offers lots of proposals media never tells you about

by: Herman Cain

If you depend on the mainstream media for your news, you could be excused for thinking that no one in politics does anything but campaign and spew partisan rhetoric. That’s pretty much all the media tell you, maybe because it’s all they understand. You know about the latest campaign ad everyone in the political class is yapping about. You might have heard which interest group gave money to which candidate.

And you surely have heard Republicans during the Obama years referred to as “obstructionists” and the “party of no.” Why, all they do is just get in the way as President Obama tries to heal this nation and stop the rise of the oceans. How many times have you heard liberals, including Obama, ask, “Where are their ideas?”

The question is designed to deceive. Obama knows perfectly well that House Republicans, especially the always-interesting Republican Study Committee, are brimming with interesting ideas to improve the state of this nation. Many of them have even passed the House, not that you probably heard about that because the media do not cover these bills or the votes that are taken on them. Many of them have been sent to the Senate, where Harry Reid simply snuffed them out without so much as a floor debate, let alone a vote.

I want to tell you about just two of them, but you can find out a lot more at the Republican Study Committee web site.

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Israel recalls ambassador to Stockholm after Sweden’s decision to recognize Palestinian state

by Daniel Greenfield

Obama’s foreign policy was supposed to reboot America’s relationship with the rest of the world. Old allies would become people we occasionally talked to. Old enemies would become new allies. Goodbye Queen, hello Vladimir. Trade the Anglosphere for Latin America’s Marxist dictatorships. Replace allied governments in the Middle East with Islamists and call it a day for the Caliphate.

Very little of that went according to plan.

Obama is still stuck with Europe. The Middle East and Latin American leftists still hate America. The Arab Spring imploded. Japan, South Korea and India have conservative governments.

And then there’s Israel.

The original plan was to sideline Israel by focusing on the Muslim world. Instead of directly hammering Israel, the administration would transform the region around it. The American-Israeli relationship would implode not through conflict, but because the Muslim Brotherhood countries would take its place.

That didn’t work out too well. Instead of gracefully pivoting away, Obama loudly snubbed Netanyahu. A photo of him poking his finger in Netanyahu’s chest captured the atmosphere. Netanyahu delivered a speech that Congress cheered. And Obama came to see him as a domestic political opponent.

The torrent of anti-Israel leaks from the administration is a treatment usually reserved for political opponents. The snide remarks by White House spokesmen and the anonymous personal attacks on Netanyahu in the media echo domestic hate campaigns out of the White House like Operation Rushbo.

Netanyahu wasn’t just the leader of a country that the left hated. He had become an honorary Republican.

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Report: 71 Percent of New Jobs Go to Foreign Born Legal, Illegal Immigrants in NH

By Penny Starr

(CNSNews.com) – A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows that the state with senators who both voted for the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, which cleared the Senate in June, has 71 percent of its job growth going to foreign-born workers, including legal and illegal immigrants.

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