“I worship a risen Lord!” Graham concluded. “Islam can’t compete with that.”
“It’s unethical because it’s going to result in the destruction of dozens of embryos that could otherwise be implanted and donated,” CEO Dr. Peter Saunders told the Christian Institute. “It’s dangerous because of the unpredictable effects on the human genome that could be passed on down through the generations [if implantation is later allowed]. And it’s unnecessary because the genetic abnormalities responsible for miscarriage, which is why this is being sold to us, are not the sort of things that can be fixed by this technology anyway.”
If this is going on in front of the cameras, imagine the goings on behind them.
Cologne rape censorship: Here’s why Breitbart London was able to scoop the German press
Thursday on “The Alan Colmes Show,” Alan spoke with Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum Dr. Zudhi Jasser, who told Alan why he was “insulted” by the speech President Obama made at the Islamic Center of Baltimore Wednesday.
After leaving my 15 year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack.
Today, we hear a lot of talk about how Jerusalem should be split, – one half surrendered to Muslims, while the other half remains a mixed Muslim/Jewish city in Israel. If this is the appropriate diplomatic way of turning back the clock, and ensuring peace between Muslims and Jews, then why not try out this solution with Medina first–a city that was originally Jewish?
by Raymond Ibrahim
As often happens to Christian cemeteries in Muslim nations — whether at the hands of “ISIS” or the hands of “angry youth” — “the tombs of the Copts [Egypt’s indigenous Christians] are being turned into garbage dumps.” This was the urgent and recent message from Fr. Ayoub Yousef, who heads the Coptic Catholic church of St. George in the village of Dalga, in Minya, Upper Egypt.
A chairman for the House Foreign Relations Committee is demanding Secretary of State John Kerry give an explanation for a $1.7 billion payment made to Iran, as many Republicans are saying it was a ransom for releasing five American prisoners.
As we all know, making deals like this wouldn’t be anything new for the Obama administration. Bowe Bergdahl anyone?
From Fox News:
King’s College London concludes students ‘disrupted right to exercise freedom of speech’ after pro-Israel event ‘attacked by pro-Palestine group’
University says principal has extended an invitation to Ami Ayalon to return to KCL again, which he has accepted
(LifeSiteNews.com) — Russia’s ratio of aborted pregnancies to live births, once considered the highest in the world at almost 3 to 1, is swinging the other way with recent statistics showing there are now roughly two births for every abortion in Russia.
According to statistics on the official website Rosstat, in 1965 there were 1,990,520 live births and 5,463,300 reported abortions. Unofficial accounts have estimated that the true abortion rate could be as much as double that figure.
Since then, however, while births have marginally increased or decreased, the number of reported abortions has dropped consistently, with the latest figures available, for 2013, showing 1,901,182 live births and 880,000 abortions.
Bernie Sanders has a complicated history with Israel. Back in the 70s, he called for denying weapons to Israel before the Yom Kippur War. His voting record on Israel in the Senate was spotty at best. He called for “aggressive normalization” with the terror state of Iran at the Democratic debate. But defenders keep mentioning that he and his anti-Israel brother Larry, who is with the Green Party in the UK, spent time at a Kibbutz in Israel.
When Bernie Sanders entered the race, there was a good deal of speculation in Israel which Kibbutz he was in. The Sanders campaign didn’t seem interested in answering the question. Now we know why.
Levin pointed out some statistics from Iowa, as reported by the Weekly Standard, which you’ll find shocking.
Instead of making excuses for terrorists, you ought to learn courage from Muslims like Lucy Aharish, an Arab Israeli journalist, who, unlike you, has unequivocally condemned Arab leaders’ incitement to kill in the name of Islam, saying, “I refuse to accept excuses of frustration.”
(LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s government must protect the conscience rights of both individuals and institutions that refuse to either participate in or refer patients for physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia, a Canada’s highest ranking Catholic prelate told the special parliamentary committee on “physician-assisted death” Wednesday.
And Canada has a “moral imperative” to provide “proper palliative care,” stated Cardinal Thomas Collins of the archdiocese of Toronto.
Last February, the Supreme Court struck down Canada’s law prohibiting assisted suicide and euthanasia as unconstitutional, and that ruling comes into force June 6, 2016.
Meanwhile, the all-party special committee of five senators and 11 MPs convened January 18 and has until February 26 to come up with draft legislation to regulate “physician-assisted death.”
“The strong message from the Supreme Court is unmistakeable: some lives are just not worth living. We passionately disagree,” said Collins, who presented on behalf of the Coalition for HealthCare and Conscience.
HOSPITALS IN CANADA ALREADY RAM DO NOT RESUSCITATE CONSENT/AUTHORIZATION FORMS DOWN THE THROATS OF THEIR PATIENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN CONTINUING CARE WARDS …
German police arrested three Algerians suspected of ties to the “Islamic State” militant group and of having planned a terrorist attack in Berlin. Other suspects were questioned during police raids but not arrested.
By Anthony Bright-Paul
I am a climate skeptic. Many skeptics know that and have even contributed to my book Climate for the Layman. But we are losing the argument and for one simple reason. We keep, – or at least some of us – keep up the illusion that there is such a thing as a Global Temperature. There is no such entity and never has been. Furthermore there is no such thing as an average Global Temperature either. Peace be to Dr. Christy of the University of Alabama, for whom I have the greatest respect. He assures me that there is an average Global Temperature arrived at by inference from remote sensing from satellites. This is done by counting the number of joules, which as you all know I trust, are units of energy.
But may I humbly beg to differ. It is manifestly impossible to put in all the data in order to arrive at an average. It is clear that an average such as NASA provides based upon some 3,486 weather stations situated at 5ft above the ground is just nonsense. Why? Because in the whole of this sacred Planet of ours to determine the temperature based upon such a sparse amount is truly ridiculous. Moreover of the 3,486 stations 3,269 are situated in the relatively warm areas of Europe, America, and Africa. How many stations are there in the vast continent of Antarctica? Merely 8. Read that again – merely 8.
by Nick Adams
Apparently, legendary comedian John Cleese has been advised not to perform on university campuses for fear of offending the delicate snowflakes that litter coddled campuses. First-class Cleese comedy would leave them angry, outraged, tearful and absolutely beside themselves with rage and horror.
As reported by The Daily Mirror in London:
By : Daniel Greenfield
Men and women, some whose clothes were still marked with gray ash, walked dazedly toward Union Square. Many did not know what to do or where to go. So they kept on walking. They knew the country was under attack, but they did not know how bad it was or what might still be heading for them.
Behind them lay a changed city and thousands of American dead. Ahead was the bronze statue of George Washington, facing into the devastation and raising his hand to lead his men forward in victory. Around its base, with the destruction of the World Trade Center as their backdrop, leftists had set up shop, coloring anti-war posters even while rescue workers were risking their lives at Ground Zero.
In the coming days, the statue of Washington would be repeatedly vandalized by leftists drawing peace signs and “No War” and “War is Not the Answer” slogans on it. But that moment crystallized my realization that while Muslim terrorists had carried out the attack, it was the left we would have to fight.
While some New Yorkers had gone to help the victims of Islamic terrorists, the left had rushed to aid the terrorists. Unlike the rest of us, they were not shocked or horrified by the attack. They were treasonously working on ways to spin the murder of thousands of Americans to protect the enemy.
The greatest obstacle to defeating Islamic terrorism is still the left.
5 Reasons Why Saudi Arabia Is Driving Oil Prices Through the Floor
Drop charges against pro-life investigators or face ethics charges yourself, pro-life leaders tell Harris County DA
(LifeSiteNews) – Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson usually brings the heat to bear on other defendants, but a pro-life leader said she may face some charges herself.
Anderson has said she is pro-life but supports the Harris County grand jury indictments of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, two undercover investigators with the Center for Medical Progress. And she has resisted attempts to seat another grand jury to investigate evidence that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) has profited from the sale of aborted babies’ organs and tissue.
At a press conference held this morning in Houston, Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition said he is giving Anderson a chance to reconsider the charges – which carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison – or face the music herself.
By Dale Hill
Also, inquiring minds want to know where the anti-faith warriors like the Freedom From Religion Foundation are now? Aren’t their hearts aflutter after seeing vestiges of faith that offend their very being?
I also like how el Jefe admonished Christians when he said yesterday:
If we’re serious about freedom of religion – and I’m speaking now to my fellow Christians, who remain the majority in this country – we have to understand, an attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths.
Does this statement excuse the Muslims for any acts of violence against Christians or Jews simply because they are a minority in this country. How about in those countries where Muslims are a majority, does it apply to them for stoning, beheading, burning, folding, bending, stapling, and generally mutilating Christians?
Lost upon most Americans but not most Muslims was the symbolism attached to the mosque where Obama spoke.
To understand this symbolism, one first must understand Obama’s inexplicable and unholy Muslim Brotherhood alliance.
by Allen West
I think we need to ask ourselves at this time, what are our values? I ask this question especially as it relates to our military. There is a focused persecution of chaplains. We have a Secretary of the Navy more concerned about gender-neutral duty positions than Sailors being taken at gunpoint and made to kneel, while video of the embarrassing incident proliferates across the globe. The enemy wanders terra firma and enacts countless savage and barbaric actions, but the commander-in-chief chooses to lecture about being nice.
And so I have to ask, what are our values as a nation and within our military? I have another case to present.
By Steve Berman
Harris County prosecutors offered David Daleiden a plea deal. He didn’t take it. Bravo.
You see, now that felony charges were brought against Daleiden for altering government records*, and a misdemeanor involving the purchase of human body parts, the death merchants have realized that it’s not a good idea to put the Center for Medical Progress investigator in front of a jury.
So they threw him a plea deal for a misdemeanor after Daleiden posted bail today. For his part, Daleiden stuck to his guns, asking prosecutors for an apology instead of a deal.
Effectively, the rule, part of Obamacare, would require doctors and nurses to perform sex reassignment surgeries and other “gender transition treatments,” like hormone therapy, for individuals who identify as transsexual – even if they don’t believe in “gender fluidity,” the Catholic News Agency is reporting.
Pastor Mike Online – Comparing genetic research, DNA editing, and the agenda to make men ‘gods’ with altering the words of the Bible to suit man’s arrogance and lusts.
“My question is, given all this, why did he choose to become a Christian? I’ve always wondered that,” he told his audience. “He’s such a defender and promoter of Islam, and, on the other hand, he and his party are constantly denigrating Christians. I don’t care what the issue is, whether it’s guns, whether it’s gay marriage, any cultural or social issue, or the bitter clinger comments. I’ve always wondered about this.”
In a shocking reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States, a key agent testified Thursday.
“When (Paul) was thrown into prison for preaching
|INDIA: Mob Publically Ridicules Pastor
Sources: Alpha Ministries, Times of India, VOMC Contacts
In the state of Uttar Pradesh, a Christian pastor was publicly humiliated for allegedly leading a few men in their conversion to Christianity. On January 29th, a mob comprised of more than a hundred activists belonging to Bajrang Dal, a youth organization dedicated to Hindu nationalism, went to the home of Pastor Awdhesh and forcibly took him to the organization’s district headquarters in the city of Orai.
The activists made a public mockery of the pastor by shaving his head, eyebrows, and moustache before placing him on a donkey and parading him along the city’s streets. Also, a garland of shoes, considered a symbol of shame in India, was placed around his neck. When police arrived at the scene, the mob refused to release Pastor Awdhesh. Senior officers subsequently arrived with reinforcements to deal with the situation. While there have been claims that the rally initially began with peaceful intentions, police are continuing with their investigation of the mob riot.
Similar incidences perpetrated by Hindu nationalists have occurred before in India, including the massive outbreak of state-wide violence against Christians in Orissa during August of 2008. According to writer John L. Allen, the “series of riots ended with as many as 500 Christians killed” and, as a result, numerous traumatized children orphaned. Two Christian orphanages in India, assisted by The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, are still providing the orphans needed housing, education and ministry. For additional reports, including a video clip of these children singing at one of the assisted orphanages, go to our India Country Report.
More recently was another incident of concern. In 2015, five Christian brothers, some of whom are pastors and evangelists, were charged with proselytizing after a video of their street witnessing in a predominantly Hindu city was made public. As their case is still being mediated in the courts, VOMC’s legal defence fund continues to cover the believers’ legal fees in support of their families.
May the Lord remind Pastor Awdhesh of the psalmist’s encouraging words in Psalm 119:50-52: “This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your promise gives me life. The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from Your law. When I think of Your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord” (ESV). Pray that this publicly humiliated spiritual leader in India will also be greatly comforted in his shame. May Pastor Awdhesh, like the early apostles, rejoice that he has been “counted worthy to suffer dishonour for the name” (Acts 5:41). Let us also prayerfully remember all believers who have been victimized as a result of Hindu nationalist violence, including the surviving loved ones of those slain in the Orissa attacks.
|SUDAN: Church Leaders Arrested for Addressing Persecution
Source: Morning Star News
Rev. Kwa Shamaal, head of missions for the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC), was arrested on December 18th and released on December 21st. Subsequently, he had been required to report daily to the office of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) where he was held from 8 a.m. until midnight; a requirement that was removed on January 16th. However, his colleague, Rev. Hassan Abdelrahim Tawor, SCOC vice-moderator, remains in detention without charges.
NISS officials were reportedly upset with the pastors for telling others that Christians faced persecution in Sudan. Authorities had arrested the two men from their respective homes at the same hour. No charges have been brought against them, although NISS officials were to have said they objected to the pastors’ Christian activities.
Since the church leaders’ arrests in December, Christians in Sudan and elsewhere have been praying fervently for the two pastors and other imprisoned believers in this northeastern African country. Both of these men are from the Nuba Mountain region of South Kordofan state. Ethnic Nuba, along with Christians, have faced discrimination since President Omar al-Bashir vowed to adopt a stricter version of Sharia (Islamic) law.
Due to the government’s treatment of Christians and other human rights violations, Sudan has been designated a “Country of Particular Concern” by the U.S. State Department since 1999. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommended that the country remain on the list in its 2015 report. More information about the persecution of believers in Sudan can be found at our Sudan Country Report.
Please join us in praying for the safety and protection of Rev. Hassan Abdelrahim Tawor. May the Lord’s presence provide him needed reassurance during his unjust detainment. Ask God to also touch the hearts of Sudan’s governmental and judicial authorities so that His people will receive fair treatment and be granted the freedom to worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). In the meantime, we can rejoice over the release of Rev. Kwa Shamaal, praising God that this pastor’s detainment was short-lived. Please intercede for both pastors, and other believers in the country who are experiencing the pressures of persecution, asking the Lord to give them the courage and strength to continue sharing His love and the message of His saving grace.
|TURKEY: Court Rules Government Failed to Protect Christians
Sources: Middle East Concern, Morning Star News
Turkish Christians have welcomed a positive court ruling in the long-running struggle for justice following the murder of three Christians in 2007. On January 26th, the Malatya Administrative Court ruled that the Interior Ministry and the Malatya Governor’s Office were negligent in their duty to family members of the victims and, therefore, must give compensation.
Necati Aydin, Ugur Yuksel and Tilmann Geske were murdered on April 18th of 2007 at the Zirve Christian Publishing House in Malatya, a city of eastern Turkey. Five men, aged 19 and 20 at the time of the incident, were arrested at the scene and charged with the murders. It was believed that the Turkish authorities received information prior to the incident but had failed to protect the victims accordingly.
In 2008, the families of the victims opened a case against the Interior Ministry and the Malatya Governor’s Office for negligence. The recent judgement of the Malatya Administrative Court, and its decision to award compensation, is a step towards justice being upheld. However, there is much discouragement surrounding the delays in the ongoing trial of the perpetrators of the murders. Although police arrested five suspects almost immediately after the crime was reported, prosecuting them has been problematic from the start. The judges have been changed at least twice, and the prosecutors four times, causing significant delays.
Especially galling to families of the victims, the five suspects in the trial were released on bail on March 10th, 2014 under a new reform law that reduced the allowable period of pre-trial detention from ten years to five. Under public pressure, authorities required the accused to wear electronic monitoring devices. Despite this, the release has caused concern among the families and friends of the victims due to previous threats made by the suspects. Yet, in the midst of the ongoing murder trial and their grievous loss, the families are greatly encouraged by God’s promises and the faithful prayers of His people. To view a previous video clip on their situation, click here.
Please join our Turkish brothers and sisters in intercession, asking that those close to the victims will experience “the peace of God which surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:7) and His protection as the murder trial process continues. Pray that the trial will be brought to a conclusion without further delay and that appropriate sentences will be given to those responsible for the crime. May all those who aided or perpetrated the murders have a deep conviction over the seriousness of their sin, and the immense pain it has caused the victims’ families, not to mention our Heavenly Father’s own heart…ultimately leading them to experience the depths of His forgiveness and provision of salvation through His Son Jesus.
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Rick Wiles greets the publisher of Classical Capital, and the author of The Fruits of Graft, Wayne Jett, to discuss the market ramifications of an overvalued U.S. dollar, and how the New York Fed really caused The Great Depression. Rick will also breakdown the latest regarding DARPA cyborg soldiers, and the implosion of the Germany financial structure.
by Allen West
Yes, there are “no-go” zones in European nations where even the police fear to tread – that’s not assimilation, it’s infiltration and at worst, invasion. That is the Trojan horse of Al Hijra as laid out in the Explanatory-Memorandum, written in 1991 by Mohammed Akhram for the Muslim Brotherhood, where they described how they’d “sabotage its [America’s] miserable house by its own hand.”
That’s what stealth jihad is all about and the useful idiots of the PC liberal progressive left who champion diversity, multiculturalism, and accommodation are doing just as the Brotherhood stated: destroying our house by our own hand.
And I haven’t even considered the economic effects that England, and many western nations, have seen as more Muslims migrate to the West and seek government benefits.
A migrant(?) beats the snot out of a woman in the mall.
By Robert Spencer
CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) A California chapter distributed a poster telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI, and a Florida chapter distributed pamphlets with the same message. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates.
by Scott McKay
Pay attention to this, because as Monday’s Iowa caucus on the Democrat side shows there are an awful lot of people whose brains are poisoned with Marxist thinking – and American culture and education are rapidly descending into a socialist point of view from which only disaster can result. When Bernie Sanders gets 70 percent of the youth vote in the Democrat Iowa caucus, it’s a problem.
Here’s the meme…
y Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
John Kerry is an unadulterated moron. And this is the bozo we had negotiating with Iran. This is also the buffoon that calls ISIS “apostates” of Islam. It is now coming to light that when he was in the Senate, he used a “non-official” email address to send information that was later upgraded to “secret” to Hillary Clinton. Either we have the largest gaggle in history of incompetent boobs or the most corrupt klatch of bureaucrats ever to disgrace the US… maybe both. Kerry included thoughts on the visit of India’s prime minister to Kabul in the heavily redacted email from May 2011, the Examiner reported. Unbelievable.
We live in a world where people get more upset over someone calling out Planned Parenthood for selling baby parts…than we do for Planned Parenthood selling baby parts.
Thankfully, a little thing like a trumped up indictment isn’t scaring away these filmmakers from exposing the truth. They’re still coming. And they’re coming in hot…
Renowned retail billionaire Hugo Salinas Price says, “We are now in the contraction phase. When I call a debt on somebody, that party is going to call in the debts to him . . . and there is a cycle going on where everybody is going to try to collect from everybody else. So, it reinforces itself. When we come to the end of this contraction phase, we’re going to find a world where there is no other recourse but to revalue gold so that it makes debts payable. It makes money much smaller and less weight. Then we will have a lot of gold money that has gone up in value. Some people say (gold will be repriced to) $8,000 per ounce. Some people say it will be $10,000 per ounce, and others are going as far as $50,000 per ounce. I don’t know what the value of gold will be, but it will have the effect of diminishing the weight of debt on the world. I don’t know when this will take place, but I think that is coming, and it has to come. That will be the outcome of this century of inflation we have had. I think we are approaching a revaluation of gold.”
By V. Saxena
Since Friday, Jan. 29, at least seven events tied to radical Islamic terrorism have occurred, including murders, kidnappings and the issuance of fatwas.
Boko Haram militants killed at least 86 people, including children, in Dalori, Nigeria, this Saturday:
By Barbara Hollingsworth
An anti-pornography group announced Monday that it is adding the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to its “Dirty Dozen” list, which will be released on February 16, because of DOJ’s refusal to enforce existing federal obscenity laws.
“The Department of Justice deserves to be on the Dirty Dozen list now for the fourth straight year,” Patrick Trueman, president and CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), said Monday during an online press conference.
“In my mind, no entity in America is more responsible for the distribution of hard-core pornography than the Department of Justice.
Rick Wiles greets the Director of Special Operations, and Senior Communications Strategist at Project Veritas, Stephen Gordon, to discuss the Common Core Conspiracy indoctrinating our youth in revisionist history. Rick will also dissect the aftermath of the Iowa Caucus, the bankruptcy of the oil giants BP and Exxon Mobil, and the reverberations in the commodities markets as the global economic slowdown worsens.
By Sylvia Booth Hubbard
While Congress plans a hearing on Feb. 3 concerning the contamination of Flint, Michigan’s water supply with lead, it has yet to address another health crisis: the possibility — some even say the likelihood — that autism is caused by childhood vaccines.
Autism now strikes one out of every 45 children in every city and community in every state in the United States. “Autism is rising at an exponential rate,” says nationally known holistic doctor David Brownstein.
“The same U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has failed to schedule hearings about another health crisis — whether or not the current childhood vaccination schedule, including the MMR vaccine given before 36 months of age causes autism,” says Dr. Brownstein.
Palestinian child in Hadassah Hospital Despite the Israeli-Arab conflict, a Palestinian newspaper has recognized how Israel’s Hadassah Medical Center has helped the Palestinian people.
By James Lewis
After the Hitler and Stalin disasters, Europeans swore “Never Again!” over and over again. Never Again to the Holocaust and Stalin massacres, but also to the many occasions of mass bloodshed that began with the wars of the Reformation.
And yet, today we can see Europe’s boastful old narcissism again.
It is a troubling and ominous sight.
I don’t mean to pick on Europe — there are plenty of mad political movements in the world. But Europe has been the source of all major international wars for centuries. Maybe it was only the Industrial Revolution that made Europe so destructive. But its neurotic repetition compulsion goes back at least to the invention of the printing press, which made mass political movements possible.
A retired media boss at a major German state broadcaster has admitted his network and others take orders from the government on what — and what not — to report.
MKs, IDF accuse media of fomenting conflict in West Bank; journalists’ groups say security forces are increasingly violent towards reporters.
One of the pushers of this ban is Muslim MP MP Shaoquett Moselmane, who wants to extend it further.
By Robert Spencer
“The 30-second video, filmed by the teacher, showed the students pretending to pray with one kneeling on the floor while reciting Quranic verses and two others standing behind him and laughing. One waved his hand under a second’s neck in a sign of beheading.” This was clearly mockery of the Islamic State beheading videos. We are always told that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam, and that all Muslims reject it. If that were the case, these high school students wouldn’t be on trial.