By John Blosser
A foundation chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, who is deeply involved in negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, is funding a radical anti-Israel, anti-American snack bar near the Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh University campuses.
The restaurant, Conflict Kitchen, which proudly boasts that it serves food only from countries with which the U.S. is in conflict, received a $50,000 grant from the Heinz Endowment in April to assist it in moving locations.
However, the restaurant lately has been serving its hummus and baba ghanoush sandwiches in propaganda wrappers that carry quotes from Palestinians opposing the existence of the state of Israel and has hosted panel discussions featuring pro-Palestinian speakers, in which supporters of the Jewish community and Israel have not been allowed to participate by the restaurant’s owners, the Free Beacon reports.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In the wake of the first confirmed Ebola virus case in New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey have set up a new screening system that goes above and beyond the guidelines already set up by federal officials.
As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, no other states have yet set up increased screening procedures for Ebola.
National Union of Students rejects motion supporting Kurds against Islamic State over ‘Islamophobia fears’, provoking outcry.
Al Qaeda issues call to support Islamic State in new threat to America, “We urge all Muslims to back their brethren, with their souls, money and tongues, against the crusaders”
For anyone who thought things might cool off, it’s just getting started.
Four terror attacks in as many days, two in Canada one after the other, an ax attack in NYC and vehicular jihad in Jerusalem ……
But no worries, Obama say, al Qaeda is on the run!
By Tom Blumer
Sandwiched in between two domestic terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists in Canada during the past three days, USA Today ran a Tuesday op-ed which appeared in Wednesday’s print edition by Mary Zeiss Stange called “Beware the Christian Extremists.”
With all due respect, ma’am, we’ve got bigger worries. But in Ms. Stange’s world, Christian “religious extremism taken to potentially lethal ends” is really the “primary threat to homeland security.” She castigates the news media, which in her view “have been remarkably slow when it comes to zeroing in on the pervasive reality of hate-based Christian extremism,” because “It is easier, after all, to blame the un-American other.”
Stange’s op-ed is not a one-off misstep by USA Today. She is one of about 33 people on its Board of Contributors, absurdly giving her a status equal to credible commentators like Jonathan Turley, Jonah Goldberg, Kirsten Powers, and Michael Medved. She’s a professor of religion at Skidmore College in New York.
Stange pegs her contention that Christians are a bigger problem than Islamists to a July report by the federally funded National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.
That report has come in for a great deal of derision from people who live in the real world.
President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover-up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.
The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.
Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media.
By: Heather Clark
In June, he was interrogated on five occasions for four hours each. Authorities then added 18 new charges against the 41-year-old pastor, including Mofsed fel-Arz or “spreading corruption on Earth,” which carries the death penalty. Another translation of the charge is “enemies of God on Earth.”
However, earlier this month, the charges were reduced and Irani instead faced accusations of “action against national security” and “creating a network to overthrow the system,” which are stated to be catchalls to criminalize anyone deemed a threat to the government. On Sunday, Irani was declared guilty by Judge Asel Al-Hosseyn, and two other leaders with the Church of Iran, Abdolreza Ali-Haghnejad and Reza Rabbani, were sentenced as well.
“The Iranians are chess players,” Jason DeMars of Present Truth Ministries told Morning Star News. “They always pride themselves that they play chess, so I believe they were bringing these higher-level crimes in order to make it more digestible that they gave a six-year sentence, and also to test the waters on how the international community would respond to these type of charges.”
CAMILLE LAURIN-DESJARDINS | QMI AGENCY
MONTREAL – The cousin of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, killed by a terrorist near Montreal on Monday, accuses Canadian authorities of failing to take the jihadist threat seriously.
In an interview with QMI Agency, ex-soldier Sylvain Guerette also revealed that Vincent was only a few months from retirement when the homegrown jihadist struck him with a car and killed him.
The grieving cousin called on law enforcement to “wake up” and protect Canadians from terrorists.
Vincent’s killer, Martin “Ahmad” Couture-Rouleau, was on a terror watchlist but handn’t been arrested due to lack of evidence.
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, another jihadist who shot and killed a second soldier at Ottawa’s National War Memorial on Wednesday and then stormed into the Parliament buildings, was not on the watchlist despite intelligence that suggests he was in contact with other Islanic extremists.
“How many will they take with them before we do something?” said Guerette, who served his country for 34 years.
“Canada has to wake up. I get the impression that we didn’t take this seriously enough. It isn’t true anymore that these things only happen ‘over there.'”
In case you didn’t know it, if you are a conservative Christian, you are just like Boko Haram and ISIS. At least, that’s what the secularists are saying. More absurd still, they actually believe this.
Of course, secularism has been waging war against religion for centuries, but more recently, in America and Europe, the rhetoric of secularism has become more extreme and shrill.
When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, critics complained that the Court’s eminently reasonable decision was “anti-scientific.”
Western nations have fought shy of enforcing their treason laws. They shouldn’t.
NYC ax-wielding jihadi: “If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad!”
NYC ax-wielding jihadi: “If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad!”
BRIAN LILLEY | SUN NEWS NETWORK
Canada lost two soldiers this week in two unrelated terrorist attacks, one in St. Jean sur Richelieu and the other in Ottawa. Both attacks were carried out by men who were motivated by their religion, both men were Muslims and yet we had police officials and some politicians move quickly to tell us this was not related to Islam.
It was a month ago that the call went out – an audio recording – calling on ISIS supporters to kill Canadians, Americans, Brits, Frenchmen and Aussies. The recording said to kill the infidels wherever you find them, with whatever weapon you can use.
A week later a booklet called “United Against Terrorism” was issued by the National Council of Canadian Muslims, formerly known as CAIR-CAN and it was issued in co-operation with the RCMP. The Mounties’ logo and endorsement remain on the booklet. That booklet told us not to link Islam and terror.
“Abandon public terminology that creates false linkages between Islam and terrorism in favour of consistent language that contextualizes threats and accurately identifies the perpetrators of violent extremism.”
Memo from US Consulate refers to Jerusalem jihad terror attack that murdered baby girl as “traffic incident”
A traffic incident in Jerusalem. Another traffic incident in Canada just a few days ago. Odd coincidence: both drivers were devout Muslims who killed Infidels “in the name of Allah” (as the Canadian bad driver put it). Meanwhile, also in Canada, a mentally ill man shoots up the Parliament building and murders a soldier. And in New York City, a man wielding a hatchet injures several police officers. Another odd coincidence: both the Canadian mentally ill man and the New York hatchet-wielder were also devout Muslims. The father of the former waged jihad in Libya, and the latter called for armed revolt in the U.S. But you must put all of these odd coincidences out of your mind right now. We know that none of this can have anything to do with Islam, and that greasy Islamophobes are the only ones who think otherwise.
‘I was tortured by the men who sentenced my Christian mother to death for blasphemy': Daughter of Asia Bibi on death row in Pakistan reveals her hell at hands of religious fanatics
Daughter, then 9, came home from school to find her mother being abused
Attackers shouted obscenities like ‘mother f*****’ and tore off her clothes
Esham, now 14, told MailOnline: ‘I still dream about day she was tortured’
Other daughter, who has special needs, was also abused by furious mob
by Joseph Klein
As one Israeli commentator observed a few days after Kerry told the Muslims in his audience what they wanted to hear, “Kerry didn’t mention that the astounding Saudi and Qatari assets invested in mosques around the world, including Europe, leads to radicalization. He didn’t come out against Qatar, which has become the primary funder of jihadi organizations. He doesn’t blame the institutionalized anti-Semitic incitement, which is growing in the Muslim world, including by Al-Jazeera.”
Instead, Kerry pandered to his audience. He repeated President Obama’s claim that there is nothing Islamic about the Islamic State, even though ISIS’s atrocities find justification in the Koran and the Hadith (the sayings and deeds of the Islamic prophet Muhammad). Kerry then assured the audience that the sectarian murders occurring regularly within the Muslim community today in the 21st century can be compared with the Thirty Years’ War in 17th century Europe that broke out initially between Protestant and Catholic states. The problem with such specious comparisons is that Muslims, unlike Catholics and Protestants, are still killing each other, as well as Christians, Jews, Hindus, Yazidis, Zoroastrians and other “infidels,” in massive numbers all over the world.
by Daniel Greenfield
Here’s your two-state solution. Like any attempt at co-existing with Muslim terrorists, it’s doomed. You don’t negotiate with terrorists. You don’t give them a country. You don’t take their thugs seriously as diplomats and leaders.
Otherwise this is what happens.
In a revisit of Pastor T.D. Hale’s prophetic dreams in 2011 and 2012, Rick ponders the possibility that we are nearing the fulfillment of the next scene: Barack Obama shoots the American eagle out of the sky, and the nation is plunged into rioting and looting. Don’t miss this riveting rebroadcast of Rick’s second interview with Pastor Hale on January 2, 2013.
by Joni B. Hannigan
HOUSTON (Christian Examiner)—Houston-area Pastor Randy White kept his promise Sunday to preach on pulpit freedom. White’s vow to “never” surrender his sermons to Houston city attorneys ricocheted around the nation—uniting Americans in support of the First Amendment.
“Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here,” Houston-area Pastor Randy White preached passionately from First Baptist Church in Katy, Texas.
|EGYPT: Christian Mother Kidnapped by Militant MuslimSource: VOM USA
Eman Morco Saroufim, a 39-year-old Christian mother of five children, was kidnapped from her village in Menia on September 3rd by an armed Muslim man.Officials initially denied that Eman had been kidnapped, reporting that she had willingly left her family and converted to Islam. Thankfully, Eman was able to escape her captor on September 26th and has since publicly stated that she is a Christian and will never convert to Islam. However, she and her children remain under threat, as her abductor has threatened to kidnap her children if she does not return to him.
Sadly, this assault on Eman and her family is hardly an isolated case. Christian women and girls are often the targets of kidnapping and forced conversion to Islam. (For more information on such attacks, please visit our website.)
While thanking the Lord for providing a way for Eman to escape her kidnapper, let us pray that our gracious God will continue to protect this victimized mother and her five children. May He heal Eman from any physical or emotional wounds resulting from her abduction and captivity. Please also pray that the officials involved in this case will pursue justice for our dear sister in Christ, working to ensure that the perpetrator is fairly punished for his crime. Additionally, pray that Eman’s kidnapper will repent of his misdeeds and ultimately come to a saving faith through Jesus Christ. Mindful that there are many other girls and women in Egypt who have been the targets of similar assaults, let us ask the Lord to supernaturally sustain them and somehow enable them to return safely to their homes and families.
To post a prayer of love and concern for Eman and her family, visit our Persecuted Church Prayer Wall.
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|PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi’s Death Sentence UpheldSources: Release International, VOM USA
On October 16th, Asia Bibi lost her appeal against a death sentence for blasphemy. Her attorneys now have 30 days to file an appeal with the Supreme Court in Islamabad — a process that will likely take more years of waiting and agonizing endurance. During Asia’s hearing at the Lahore High Court, nearly 2,000 Muslim teachers gathered outside while approximately 25 were present inside the courtroom, presumably to put pressure on the judges. When learning about the disappointing outcome of the trial, she pleaded with VOM contacts: “Please do something. It’s been so long, and I want to be with my children.”Asia, a farm labourer from Punjab, has been in custody since 2009. She was arrested after an argument with Muslim farm workers who accused her of blaspheming against Islam’s prophet Mohammed — a charge she denies. Asia was given the death sentence in November of 2010 and has been on death row ever since. (To read previous prayer alerts about Asia, visit our website.)
Her high-profile case remains hugely controversial in Pakistan. The former Governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, was killed by his bodyguard in January of 2011 after showing support for Asia. Two months later, Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, was assassinated after voicing support for Asia and demanding reform of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. (For more information on the assassinations of these men, visit the following links: Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti.)
As Asia and her loved ones now contend with this devastating setback, pray that they will look to our loving Father for much-needed peace and perseverance. While continuing to pray that Asia will ultimately be released, ask God to provide her with encouragement as she presently continues to be detained in prison, separated from her husband and children who are longing for her return home. May the Lord grant wisdom and favour to Asia’s lawyers as they file an appeal with the Supreme Court, prompting the appeal to be quickly processed in hopes of a favourable outcome. Finally, pray that God will use this challenging situation for His greater purposes, trusting in His promise to work all things together for the good of His children (Romans 8:28), while using the international exposure of Asia’s case to bring many people in Pakistan and around the world to salvation.
To raise your voice on behalf of Asia by signing an online petition, please visit www.callformercy.com.
|KAZAKHSTAN: Believers Jailed for Refusing to Pay FinesSources: Release International, Forum 18 News Service
Increasing numbers of Christians are being given short-term prison sentences for refusing to pay fines linked to their religious activity. Fines are now being regularly imposed for violating the country’s harsh Religion Law, which includes distributing religious literature, talking to other people about religion, and meeting with others for worship without compulsory state registration or license. In addition, social projects run by religious groups are coming under increased scrutiny. Within the first 10 weeks of 2014 alone, 45 such fines were handed down. Generally, the fines equate to one or two months’ average wages.Recently, a believer named Nikolai Novikov faced prison for refusing to pay such a fine. He served five days in prison in West Kazakhstan Region, making him the 14th known individual to face jail time for refusing to pay a fine. His fine was due to his role in a congregation that has not sought state permission in order to meet for worship. During the month of July, another Christian, Anatoly Stakhnev, served 10 days of imprisonment in East Kazakhstan Region for refusing to pay a fine for the same charges.
In spite of ongoing pressure and intimidation, pray that Christians throughout this Central Asian country will resolve to follow Jesus despite the restrictive laws made by human authorities. Specifically, pray that God will bless Nikolai and Anatoly, and provide for their every need. May the faith of these two men be strengthened so they can continue to serve as ‘lights’ for Christ through their daily lives and unwavering witness. Please also pray that God will use these latest obstacles in Kazakhstan to refine and further empower His church so that His name will be greatly honoured and glorified.
For more information on Kazakhstan’s persecuted church, visit our website.
BREAKING: Judicial Watch Obtains List of Fast and Furious Documents Held Under Obama’s Executive Privilege
The emails Judicial Watch describes as showing Holder being directly involved “in crafting talking points, the timing of public disclosures, and handling Congressional inquiries in the Fast and Furious matter” only further solidify his role in the cover-up of the operation. As for Holder’s wife Sharon Malone being involved, this is the first time her name has come up throughout the course of the Fast and Furious scandal.
“This document provides key information about the cover-up of Fast and Furious by Attorney General Eric Holder and other high-level officials of the Obama administration. Obama’s executive privilege claims over these records are a fraud and an abuse of his office. There is no precedent for President Obama’s Nixonian assertion of executive privilege over these ordinary government agency records. Americans will be astonished that Obama asserted executive privilege over Eric Holder’s emails to his wife about Fast and Furious,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Once again, Judicial Watch has proven itself more effective than Congress and the establishment media in providing basic oversight of this out-of-control Administration. This Fast and Furious document provides dozens of leads for further congressional, media, and even criminal investigations.”
by Jim Hoft
HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: Chaye Zisel Braun a 3 month old, American citizen killed in Jerusalem light rail attack.
The Obama administration pledged its support to Canada after the terrorist attack yesterday but told Israel to “avoid escalating tensions” following the death of an American baby.
The Jewish Press reported:
BY: Ashe Schow
How do you get liberals to approve of violence against women? Just tell them the women are Republicans named “Palin.”
Wednesday afternoon, CNN anchor Carol Costello hyped newly released audio of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol tearfully recounting her being physically assaulted during a fight the family was involved in last month by saying it was “quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.” She grinned during the entire setup.
The anchor went on to say “sit back and enjoy,” before playing the audio, in which Bristol says she confronted a man who had allegedly pushed her little sister, only to have him shove her to the ground, then drag her by her feet while calling her an obscene name I cannot republish here that refers to the female anatomy.
Costello commented, still grinning, after the audio that “the long bleep” was her favorite part. She ended the segment by saying “you can thank me later.”
Yesterday I did something I normally never do:
I followed a breaking news story on Twitter.
I know better.
I’m always saying that eyewitness accounts are unreliable, and that for all we know, everyone’s tweets are doing more harm than good.
But yesterday, I found it impossible not to launch my HootSuite dashboard, compulsively refresh my “best friends” column, and jump into the raging stream of information.
Since I have so many non-Canadian followers, I thought it would be helpful to try to put the breaking news into American terms:
Imagine, I tweeted, someone killing the honor guard at Arlington National Cemetery, then getting into an action-movie shootout in the marble halls of Congress, while the president and his Cabinet met in an unlocked room a few feet away.
It was harder to explain to Americans that the guy who took down the terrorist, the sergeant-at-arms, is best known for wearing a funny, archaic getup during government ceremonies. It’s a fancy-pants job given to a distinguished older fellow — Kevin Vickers is 58 — as a kind of pre-retirement honor. Luckily, yesterday, Vickers had a handgun in his desk drawer…
By Lloyd Marcus
Over twenty nations and counting have a travel ban to stop the spread of Ebola. Senators, Congressmen, radio talk show hosts and assorted pundits on both sides of the aisle are clamoring for President Obama to implement a travel ban from Ebola hot zone countries. Stopping potential Ebola carriers from entering our country is only common sense.
I chuckled upon hearing Bill O’Reilly say that when one more American is reported to be infected, Obama will surely implement a travel ban. Even after six years, Mr. O’Reilly is still credulous about who Obama truly is.
Remember the programmed cyborg assassin played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator movies? Think of Obama as a cyborg programmed by socialist/progressives, unfeeling, relentless and laser focused on his mission to transform America as founded and dethrone her.
And nothing, I repeat, nothing, including American lives, will deter this machine from fulfilling its mission.
MICHAEL PLATT | QMI AGENCY
He’s being called a hero for shooting a rampaging gunman dead on Parliament Hill – and it may mark the first time Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers has ever fired a gun in the line of duty.
“This the first time in his career that he’s shot anyone,” said Erin, Vickers’ niece.
A retired RCMP officer who once served in Calgary, 58-year-old Vickers is known to most Canadians as the symbol of order at the House of Commons: a grey-haired man in a black hat and robes, often carrying the ceremonial sceptre of Canada over his shoulder.
On Tuesday, Vickers reportedly showed just how serious his role really is, the head of security for Canada’s government killing a gunman who charged into the Centre Block on Parliament Hill.
By Thomas Lifson
Two terror attacks in Canada this week by recent converts to Islam have exposed the clear and present danger created by the violent rhetoric of the Koran. Credit Prime Minister Harper for having the guts to use the T-word while President Obama’s team continues to pretend that Muslim fanatics shouting jihadist rhetoric and shooting or beheading innocents are “workplace violence.”
But there are some uncomfortable conclusions to be drawn from the terror acts committed by Martin Couture-Rouleau, a recent convert to Islam who ran over one soldier and injured another, and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who, it is reported, returned to the Islamic faith of his father. The Toronto Globe and Mail reports:
Canada: Ottawa shooter’s father waged jihad in Libya in 2011; shooter not a recent convert but a longtime Muslim
Even while in the process of revealing these facts, the Globe and Mail does its best to divert attention away from them by quoting a friend asserting that Zehaf-Bibeau must be mentally ill, and marshaling evidence to support that claim. This is what we see after every jihad attack and uncovered jihad plot: a rush to find some other motive, and to exonerate Islam from all responsibility. Are authorities going into the mosque Zehaf-Bibeau attended and investigating what is taught there? Or are they too busy reassuring mosque leaders that they will protect them against an “Islamophobic backlash”?
Unconscionable and morally outrageous, but not at all surprising coming from the relentlessly anti-Israel Obama Administration. “Immoral: State Dept. Urges ‘All Sides to Maintain Calm’ After Hamas Murders Baby,” by David Steinberg, PJ Media, October 22, 2014:
A 3-month-old baby girl was killed Wednesday when a car driven by a Palestinian man slammed into a group of bystanders at a Jerusalem light rail station, but the early headline of an Associated Press story on the incident drew criticism from pro-Israel media watchdogs who called it a perfect example of media bias against the Jewish state.
“Israeli police shoot man in east Jerusalem” was the initial headline of the AP story that ran on Yahoo and elsewhere, wording that ignored the killing of the baby, the Israeli police assessment that the attack was motivated by terrorism, and glossed over why police shot the man in the first place.
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, a pro-Israel media watchdog, captured a screenshot of the headline, which was later edited. However, some Middle Eastern websites, including Lebanon’s Daily Star and Turkey’s Daily Sabah kept the original headline that obscured the context behind what really happened.
by Thomas Wictor
It’s not often that you see one of your wild-eyed theories confirmed in its entirety. However, it’s happened. The Wall Street Journal has proven that I was right: On July 16, 2014, Hamas set in motion a plan to discredit Israel in the eyes of the world. Four boys were murdered, and the blame was put on the IDF. There’s absolutely no question. The beach operation is real. We no longer have to call it an interpretation of events. Israel’s name is cleared, but I can’t take the credit for it. I had a lot of help.
Revealed: Muslim convert who shot dead Canadian soldier is the ‘privately-educated son of country’s immigration chief, had his passport revoked and has ‘links to Syrian terrorist’
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Muslim convert who fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo – a 24-year-old father standing guard at Ottawa’s War Memorial, was a petty criminal and the son of a leading Canadian immigration official, it has been revealed.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
ALWAYS A DEMOCRAT …
by Mark Steyn
The man shot dead by the Canadian Parliament’s Serjeant-at-Arms has been named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a man born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall and reported to be a “revert” to Islam. He killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (the Princess Louise’s).
I spoke about this latest murderous assault to Neil Cavuto, who came to me shortly after the President of the United States had given his response. Mine was somewhat different. You can see the video here.