Jon Snow reports for Channel 4 Deipatches on British TV, doing a survey on British Muslims. Channel 4 despite some silly language interpretations seems to now understand that the new generation of Muslims appear to be a grave threat to Britain and should be a warning to us that this will happen to the rest of the West including USA unless we implement some politically incorrect policies very quickly. The first step is our leaders and media including the conservative media need to at least recognize the problem. Once they admit the problem we them can tackle it. An alcoholic cannot be cured unless he admits that he is an addict. We are currently the alcoholic that does not admit that there is a problem.
by Simon Plosker:
The following correction has been published in The Independent relating to an article by Robert Fisk on the Arab Spring:
In his Friday essay on 15 April 2011 (“The Arab Awakening – a long time coming”) Robert Fisk quoted from an order said to have been issued by the Saudi Minister of the Interior, HRH Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud on 11 March, in which he alleged that Prince Nayef ordered his security forces to show no mercy and to use live rounds on unarmed demonstrators.
Although the essay was published in good faith, we now accept that the “Order” in question is in fact a forgery, and that Prince Nayef did not issue any such order. We apologise sincerely to Prince Nayef for the damage and embarrassment which our reporting of it has caused him.
But what did it take for The Independent and Fisk to back down? The BBC takes up the story that The Independent failed to elaborate on:
Not aborting fetuses will soon be a crime in San Francisco.
At least that’s what the city government is pushing for in its bizarre new attack on pregnancy counseling centers.
The Persecution & Prayer Alert
The Voice of the Martyrs, Canada
Thursday, August 4, 2011
“The tests of life are to make, not break us. Trouble may demolish a
but build up his character. The blow at the outward man may be the
to the inner man. If God, then, puts or permits anything hard in our
be sure that the real peril, the real trouble, is that we shall lose
if we flinch or rebel.”
- Maltbie Davenport Babcock
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In this week’s edition: reports from Saudi Arabia, China, Tanzania and
1. Update: Indian Christians released from prison in Saudi Arabia
Two Indian Christians — Vasantha Sekhar Vara, 28, and Nese Yohan, 31
– have been released from prison in Saudi Arabia. They were arrested
and charged with proselytizing in January 2011 after officials raided
their house church of mainly Indian expat workers (for more
information, please visit http://www.persecution.net/sa-2011-03-24.htm
). Vara was pressured to convert to Islam in prison, but he refused.
The men were deported to India on July 24.
Saudi Arabia is officially 100 percent Muslim. However, as in other
Arabic countries, there have been reports of a growing interest in
Christianity and many foreigners in the country are Christian.
Praise the Lord for the faith of these men! Pray they will continue to
serve and worship the Lord boldly. Pray that the Lord will shine
through them as they follow Him.
For more on the persecuted Church in Saudi Arabia, please visit
2. House church leader sentenced to labour camp in China
(Source: ChinaAid Association)
The deputy chairman of the Chinese House Church Alliance, Pastor Shi
Enhao, has been sentenced to two years of “re-education through
labour,” an extra-judicial punishment that is handed out by police and
requires no trial or conviction of a crime. He has been charged with
“illegal meetings and illegal organising of venues for religious
meetings.” This charge stems from the fact that Pastor Shi’s large
house church of several thousand members meets in various different
sites around the city.
Meanwhile, the police’s Domestic Security Protection Department has
ordered Pastor Shi’s church to stop meeting and has confiscated the
congregation’s car, musical instruments, choir robes and 140,000 Yuan
(approximately $20,900 CAD) in donations.
Please pray the Lord will protect and sustain Pastor Shi, his family
and his congregation. Pray they will keep their eyes on Jesus,
persevere in their faith, and not grow weary or lose heart (Hebrews
10:32-39; 12:1-3). Pray for Pastor Shi’s release and, in the meantime,
that he will have opportunities to share the gospel in prison.
For more information about persecution in China, please visit
3. Muslim extremists torch churches in Tanzania
(Source: Compass Direct)
On July 30, Muslim extremists burned down a church building on
Zanzibar Island off the coast of Tanzania, just three days after
another congregation’s facility was reduced to ashes. In Fuoni on the
south coast of Zanzibar, Islamic extremists torched the building of
the Evangelical Assemblies of God-Tanzania (EAGT). The assailants were
shouting, “Away with the church — we do not want infidels to spoil
our community, especially our children.” In Kianga, the Free
Evangelical Pentecostal Church in Africa was burned down in the early
hours of July 27. On neighbouring Pemba Island, suspected Muslims
extremists razed a Seventh-Day Adventist Church building in Konde on
Please pray the Lord will give courage to these believers so they
remain steadfast in the faith (1 Peter 5:8-10). Pray the Lord will
grow His church in faithfulness and in number regardless of the
opposition. Pray for church unity in this nation. Pray those who
oppose believers will recognise them as Christ’s disciples by the way
they love one another (John 13:34-35).
4. Police harass pastor in Uzbekistan
On July 9, security police harassed a pastor and confiscated his
laptop while he was waiting for his wife at a market. As Pastor
Salavat waited for his wife in their car, two men in military uniforms
approached the pastor and asked him to step out of the car. The men
grabbed Salavat and treated him roughly. Salavat demanded to see their
IDs, which they showed him before searching his car without permission
or cause. “It looked as though they were looking for something
specific,” Salavat said. It soon became clear that they were searching
for his laptop, which they confiscated without offering a warrant or
receipt. Ten days later, Salavat’s laptop was returned without
Pastor Salavat spent six months in prison for leading an unregistered
church in Uzbekistan. He was later sentenced to a year of forced
labour for continuing his Christian work (for more information, visit
Pray for peace and strength for Salavat and his family. Pray that
those who oppose Christians will be moved by their steadfast faith.
Pray that Uzbekistan’s leaders will respect freedom of religion.
To learn more about the challenges believers face in Uzbekistan, go to
. Watch a video of Salavat’s testimony at
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by Mark Tapson:
Earlier this year Robert Redford – former Hollywood heartthrob, founder of the Sundance Institute, and a progressive activist with connections to the leftist puppetmaster George Soros – released his first film as a director since 2007. The Conspirator was his thinly-veiled attack on Bush’s war on terror posing as a docudrama about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Now Redford seems poised to turn the lens of his historical revisionism on a whitewashing of the ‘60s and ‘70s domestic terrorists of the Weather Underground.
By Steve McCann:
A global financial crisis is becoming more likely, as American political and media elites bury their heads in the sand. The presumptive leader of the world economy is not even leading from behind.
The members of Congress and President Obama, having exhaled a sigh of relief over extending the debt ceiling, are tripping over themselves in the mad rush to get out of Washington before the relentless heat, often mixed with overbearing humidity, sets in. However the world and U.S. economy and markets are in the throes of a summer of discontent with a real possibility of
by Soeren Kern:
Muslim countries in the Persian Gulf and North Africa are funnelling large sums of money to radical Islamic groups in towns and cities across Spain in a competing effort to exert control over the estimated 1.5 million Muslims in the country.
A newly leaked secret report prepared by Spain’s National Intelligence Center (CNI), excerpts of which were published by the Madrid-based El País newspaper on July 31, says the Spanish government is struggling to stop the flow of tens of millions of dollars to Islamic groups in Spain from Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and above all Saudi Arabia.
The CNI report states: “The financing is having negative consequences for [multicultural] coexistence in Spain, such as the emergence of parallel societies and ghettos, Islamic courts and police that operate outside of Spanish jurisprudence, removing girls from schools, forced marriages, etc.”