Lila Rose: Undercover Videos Prove ‘What Has Been Happening Now for Decades’
Iran Worked with Al Qaeda, Docs from Raid on Bin Laden Compound Show: “evidence is so explosive that it could derail the nuclear deal with Iran”
Further proof that we should have gone into Iran post 9/11. Why is the USG protecting our worst enemies? We are betrayed at the highest levels — it’s astonishing. Iran has been at war with the us since its Islamic takeover in 1979.
“What Congress should demand is to see all the UBL [Osama bin Laden] documents related to Iran and all the documents related to intentions of AQ into the future—they are very telling.”
As for the al Qaeda link, Obama say, “give ’em nukes.”
Hillary’s top aide Huma Abedin is being accused of criminal violations that would have allowed her to be overpaid while at the State Department under the Hildebeast.
From the Washington Post:
Planned Parenthood Is Dismembering Babies While They Are Still Alive For Saleable Parts
This Is the Email a Former Clinton Aide Sent Hillary On How to Make Netanyahu’s ‘Politics Uneasy’
Rending robes over one dead lion while millions unborn are torn asunder. More: Cecil the Lion Prompts Legislation to Curb Importation of Animal Trophies
The Iran Nuke Documents Obama Doesn’t Want You to See
by Jonathan Spyer
In late June, I traveled to Iraq with the purpose of investigating the role being played by the Iranian-supported Shia militias in that country.
Close observation of the militias, their activities, and their links to Tehran is invaluable in understanding what is likely to happen in the Middle East following the conclusion of the nuclear agreement between the P5 + 1 powers and Tehran.
An Iranian stealth takeover of Iraq is currently under way. Tehran’s actions in Iraq lay bare the nature of Iranian regional strategy. They show that Iran has no peers at present in the promotion of a very 21st century way of war, which combines the recruitment and manipulation of sectarian loyalties; the establishment and patient sponsoring of political and paramilitary front groups; and the engagement of these groups in irregular and clandestine warfare, all in tune with an Iran-led agenda. With the conclusion of the nuclear deal, and thanks to the cash about to flow into Iranian coffers, the stage is now set for an exponential increase in the scale and effect of these activities across the region. So what is going on in Iraq, and what may be learned from it?
Koskinen continued, “The public would have plenty of notice and plenty of opportunity to comment, and that’s not going to happen in the next two and a half years.”
Man Behind Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Says There’s a Reason Biotech Company Is ‘Very Scared’ of Unreleased Video
“In a meeting with their top leadership, they admitted that they sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics they work with, and that could be prima facie evidence of born alive infants,” Daleiden said. “And so that’s why they’re trying to suppress that videotape and they’re very scared of it.”
by Liam Deacon
The director the Christian Institute has written to the secretary of state, Nicky Morgan, to raise his concerns that school inspectors and the Department for Education have ignored and failed to act on the well documented bullying of Christians in schools that had allegedly been taken over Islamists.
In the letter, seen by Breitbart London, Colin Hart points out that the damming official reports by Peter Clarke and Ian Kershaw into the so-called “Trojan Horse” plot to take over state schools in Birmingham listed numerous anti-Christian incidents dating back as far as 1996.
However, school inspection group Ofsted completely failed to pick up on the ongoing discrimination. “Clearly Christian pupils in those schools were being intimidated. Yet it appears to have gone on for years, undetected by Ofsted,” says Hart.
More concerning still, however: “Even after the Clarke and Kershaw reports highlighted some of the problems, Ofsted by accident or design neglected to mention them. And Sir Michael’s latest letter continues this pattern. Not once does it refer to the mistreatment of Christian pupils.”
OPEN SEASON ON CHRISTIANS (AND JEWS) WORLDWIDE.
By Abigail Wilkinson
On his July 30 broadcast, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin addressed the recent videos in which Planned Parenthood officials negotiated over the transfer and sale of tissue and organs from unborn babies.
“This isn’t Planned Parenthood,” Levin said. “They should change their name. It’s Planned Child Killing. That’s what it is.
“This is not a choice. Certain things you’re not allowed to choose.”
It’s Friday News Dump day, and with the release of another batch of Hillary’s State Department emails, they’re hoping Americans will be too eager for the weekend to care what we find.
This is what reporter Charlie Spiering found:
Latest news as preliminary assessment by US intelligence agencies indicates it was likely someone in the cockpit deliberately caused aircraft’s unplanned movements
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
While Israel and much of official Washington remain focused on the deal President Barack Obama just cut with the ayatollahs that gives them $150 billion and a guaranteed nuclear arsenal within a decade, Obama has already moved on – to Syria.
Obama’s first hope was to reach a deal with his Iranian friends that would leave the Assad regime in place. But the Iranians blew him off.
They know they don’t need a deal with Obama to secure their interests. Obama will continue to help them to maintain their power base in Syria though Hezbollah and the remains of the Assad regime without a deal.
Iran’s cold shoulder didn’t stop Obama. He moved on to his Sunni friend Turkish President Recep Erdogan.
Like the Iranians, since the war broke out, Erdogan has played a central role in transforming what started out as a local uprising into a regional conflict between Sunni and Shiite jihadists.
With Obama’s full support, by late 2012 Erdogan had built an opposition dominated by his totalitarian allies in the Muslim Brotherhood.
By mid-2013, Erdogan’s Muslim Brotherhood- led coalition was eclipsed by al-Qaida spinoffs. They also enjoyed Turkish support.
And when last summer ISIS supplanted al-Qaida as the dominant Sunni jihadist force in Syria, it did so with Erdogan’s full backing. For the past 18 months, Turkey has been ISIS’s logistical, political and economic base.
According to Brett McGurk, the State Department’s point man on ISIS, about 25,000 foreign fighters have joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq. All of them transited through Turkey.
Most of the antiquities that ISIS plunders in Iraq and Syria make their way to the world market through Turkey. So, too, most of the oil that ISIS produces in Syria and Iraq is smuggled out through Turkey. According to the US Treasury, ISIS has made $1 million-$4m. a day from oil revenue.
In May, US commandos in Syria assassinated Abu Sayyaf, ISIS’s chief money manager, and arrested his wife and seized numerous computers and flash drives from his home. According to a report in The Guardian published last week, the drives provided hard evidence of official Turkish economic collusion with ISIS.
Due to Turkish support, ISIS has become a self-financing terrorist group. With its revenue stream it is able to maintain a welfare state regime, attracting recruits from abroad and securing the loyalty of local Sunni militias and former Ba’athist forces.
Some Western officials believed that after finding hard evidence of Turkish regime support for ISIS, NATO would finally change its relationship with Turkey. To a degree they were correct.
Last week, Obama cut a deal with Erdogan that changes the West’s relationship with Erdogan.
By S. Fred Singer
I want to change public concern from Global (GW) to Global Cooling (GC). Presented here are three arguments in favor of such a drastic shift — which involves also a drastic shift in current policies, such as mitigation of the greenhouse (GH) gas carbon dioxide.
My main argument relies on the fact, backed by historical evidence, that cooling, even on a regional or local scale, is much more damaging than warming. The key threat is to agriculture, leading to failure of harvests, followed by famine, starvation, disease, and mass deaths.
Also, GC is reasonably sure, while GW is iffy. The evidence, again, is historical — from deep-sea sediment cores and ice cores. Our planet has experienced some 17 (Milankovitch-style) glaciations in the past 2 million years, each typically lasting 100,000 years, interrupted by warm inter-glacials, typically of around 10,000-yr duration. The most recent glaciation ended rather suddenly about 12,000 years ago. We are now in the warm Holocene, which is expected to end soon.
In fact, we may have already entered into the next glaciation — as we can discover only in retrospect. (Past cycles suggest a very gradual cooling initially — with ice accumulation and a drop in global sea levels, a decrease in atmospheric CO2 into the cooling oceans and lowest temperatures occurring only much later in the cycle.)
“Juma’a Adem and Mahmoud Kharbish mixed glue with the gasoline, causing the flammable liquid to stick to the skin of the victims”
By Brittany M. Hughes
(CNSNews.com) – Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, head of the taxpayer-subsidized abortion giant currently facing a firestorm for allegedly selling body parts harvested from aborted babies, has made personal visits to the White House 39 times since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, White House records show.
According to online records on the White House website, Richards first visited the White House on Jan. 20, 2009 — the same day Obama first took office. Since then, Richards has met with Obama alone at least three times and First Lady Michelle Obama at least twice. She also met with president and his wife together another four times.
BREAKING: Blocked videos may prove aborted babies were born alive before organ harvesting, says Daleiden
BREAKING: Blocked videos may prove aborted babies were born alive before organ harvesting, says Daleiden
By The Right Scoop
Why won’t the Obama administration call Fort Hood Islamic Terrorism? Why aren’t they calling Chattanooga Islamic Terrorism? Because it’s disrespect to Muslims and Islam is about peace:
by J. Christian Adams
The mullahs in Iran should be glad Obama doesn’t treat them like he does the inspectors general throughout the federal government.
The Obama administration’s war against inspectors general has been going on so long that even new Obama abuses against government watchdogs get treated as old news. They should not be.
The muzzling of these watchdogs is a serious sign of a government that is so powerful that it is not answerable to no entity outside itself, and certainly not to the public it is supposed to serve. Over at LifeZette, Quin Hillyer highlights why last week’s move to limit the investigative powers of perhaps the most important IG of all, the one at the Department of Justice, is a particularly egregious, and dangerous, violation. Hillyer:
by Stephen Kruiser
In the Obama era, the pro-aborts have abandoned the “safe, legal and rare” pretense they used to use to dupe the public. As this episode proves, there are virtually no limits to how far they will go and any attempts to rein them in are portrayed as draconian restrictions on women’s health care.
By Lloyd Marcus
My 87-year-old black Dad called to say he wanted to congratulate me for my perseverance. “You finally have me and all your siblings (4) agreeing with you.”
My deep desire is to alert my son, daughter, and other non-political hard-working Americans of the moral, spiritual, and cultural evil threatening to overtake our great nation. No longer are we simply engaged in a battle of ideas — Republican vs. Democrat, liberal vs. conservative. America’s choice of governing has become far more daunting — light vs. darkness, good vs. evil. “Choose ye this day, whom you will serve.”
by Uzay Bulut
It appears as if the Turkish government is using ISIS as a pretext to attack the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party).
Turkey just announced that its air base at Incirlik will soon be open to coalition forces, presumably to fight ISIS. But the moment Turkey started bombing, it targeted Kurdish positions in Iraq, in addition to targeting ISIS positions in Syria.
In Turkey, millions of indigenous Kurds are continually terrorized and murdered, but ISIS terrorists can freely travel and use official border crossings to go to Syria and return to Turkey; they are even treated at Turkish hospitals.
If this is how the states that rule over Kurds treat them, why is there even any question as to whether the Kurds should have their own self-government?
The gruesome hits keep coming for the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood. President Obama and his top health officials have one last-ditch response left: Quick, hide behind the imaginary mammogram machine!
As more graphic, money-grubbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood’s for-profit aborted-baby-parts racket emerge, thanks to the investigative work of the Center for Medical Progress, desperate Democrats are in full deflection mode. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood this week by invoking the women’s-health shield. “What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused on issues of preventative care for women, things like mammograms,” Burwell told the House Education and Workforce Committee.
Just one teeny, tiny problem with this defense: It’s a completely calculated fabrication.
The breast-cancer screening charade casts Planned Parenthood as a life-saving provider of vital health services unavailable anywhere else. You may recall that during the 2012 presidential campaign, Obama himself falsely claimed during a debate that the abortion provider administers mammograms to “millions” of women — and liberal CNN moderator Candy Crowley let him get away with it.
“Close Gitmo.” More illegal immigrants. Trust Iran—deny nuclear threat. Abandon Israel. New LGBTQ initiatives. Export unrighteous ideology even to nations opposing it. “God bless Planned Parenthood.” “Penitentiary inmates—just young people who made mistakes” [Let ’em vote?]. Tweet affirmation to transgender Jenner. Islamic terrorist activity—”Isolated extremist” … “workplace violence” … “random violence.” ISIS? “J.V. team.” “Islam is a religion of peace.” No federal money unless abortion referrals. “Try it—I’ll veto it!” More executive orders. Stoking fires of discontent and racial tensions. A debt of $19 trillion—keep spending. Top brass say keep soldiers in Iraq for stability—remove them! Romney and army generals said Russia is our greatest threat—”Nah, it’s global warming.” Same-sex marriage! Light up the White House! “I can’t run again but if I could, I’d win!”
by Kurt Schlichter
American gun owners are beginning to respond with a fresh, powerful argument when facing anti-gun liberals. Here it is, in its entirety. Ready?
“Screw you.” That’s it. Except the first word isn’t “Screw.”
It’s not exactly a traditional argument, but it’s certainly appropriate here. The fact is that there is no point in arguing with liberal gun-control advocates because their argument is never in good faith. They slander gun owners as murderers. They lie about their ultimate aim, which is to ban and confiscate all privately owned weapons. And they adopt a pose of reasonability, yet their position is not susceptible to change because of evidence, facts or law. None of those matter – they already have their conclusion. This has to do with power – their power.
You can’t argue with someone who is lying about his position or whose position is not based upon reason. You can talk all day about how crime has diminished where concealed carry is allowed, while it flourishes in Democrat blue cities where gun control is tightest. You can point to statistics showing that law-abiding citizens who carry legally are exponentially less likely to commit gun crimes than other people. You can cite examples of armed citizens protecting themselves and their communities with guns. You can offer government statistics showing how the typical American is at many times greater risk of death from an automobile crash, a fall, or poisoning than from murder by gun.
But none of that matters, because this debate is not about facts. It’s about power. The liberal anti-gun narrative is not aimed at creating the best public policy but at disarming citizens the liberal elite looks down upon – and for whom weapons represent their last-ditch ability to respond to liberal overreach.
Put simply, liberal elitists don’t like the fact that, at the end of the day, an armed citizenry can tell them, “No.”
By Charles Krauthammer
Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, but after their persecution under the previous Muslim Brotherhood government, they know how precarious their existence in 90 percent Muslim Egypt remains.Elsewhere, it’s much worse. Twenty-one Copts were beheaded by the Islamic State affiliate in Libya for the crime of being Christian. In those large swaths of Syria and Iraq where the Islamic State rules, the consequences for Christians are terrible: enslavement, exile, torture, massacre, crucifixion.
Over the decades, many Middle Eastern Christians, seeing the rise of political Islam and the intensification of savage sectarian wars, have simply left. Lebanon’s Christians, once more than half the population, are now estimated at about a third. The number of Christians under Palestinian Authority rule in the West Bank has dwindled — in Bethlehem, for example, dropping by half. (The exception, of course, is Israel, where Christians, Arab and non-Arab, enjoy not just protection but civil rights. Their numbers are increasing. But that’s another story.)
Most endangered are the Christians of Syria. Four years ago they numbered about 1.1 million. By now, 700,000 have fled. Many of those remaining in country are caught either under radical Islamist rule or in the crossfire between factions. As the larger Christian world looks on passively, their future, like the future of Middle Eastern Christianity writ large, will be determined by Iran, Hezbollah, the Assad dynasty, the Islamic State, the Nusra Front, various other local factions and by regional powers seeking advantage.
Meanwhile, on a more limited scale, there are things that can be done. Three weeks ago, for example, 150 Syrian Christians were airlifted to refuge and safety in Poland.
That’s the work of the Weidenfeld Safe Havens Fund. It provided the flight and will support the refugees for as long as 18 months as they try to remake their lives.
NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Until the eve of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush was director of a philanthropy that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and financed its advocacy of “unrestricted access to abortion” around the world. The charity also approved money to global abortion providers while he sat on its board.
In 2010, Jeb was named one of the founding directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, established as a tax-exempt foundation to advance the vision of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He resigned from the board at the end of 2014 to prepare his presidential campaign.
While a Bush spokesman has responded to concerns by saying that Bush would not have voted on every initiative of the foundation, a pro-life leader told LifeSiteNews it “stretches credibility” that Bush was unaware of the foundation’s pro-abortion work, given the centrality of such work to the foundation’s mission, and its scope.
LifeSiteNews reached out to Bush for comment, but did not hear back by press time.
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University and a Breitbart contributor, appeared on Fox and Friends Tuesday to respond to a Rutgers University professor who recently claimed that the Islamic State terror group “is brutal, but [the] US is more so.”
By The Right Scoop
Hillary has said in recent past that she didn’t send or received classified emails from her private email server. This report doesn’t debunk that, as it says the emails weren’t classified at the time.
However the emails did contain secret information from five different intelligence agencies, suggesting that had her email server been hacked, this information could have gotten into the wrong hands:
Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on Clinton Emails
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that Secretary of State John Kerry asked a court to delay by nearly 40 days his obligation to answer a Judicial Watch lawsuit that seeks to force Kerry to take steps to “recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S. Department of State employees (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John F. Kerry (No. 1:15-cv-00785)). Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on May 28, and the State Department is obligated to answer the complaint on August 7, but the State Department is seeking an extraordinary 38 more days to answer the complaint.
By Deborah C. Tyler
Judge Berman based his order of more therapy in stating, “That Mr. D’Souza committed this crime involves a colossal failure of insight and introspection.” More treatment was needed – the last year of therapy did not produce an insight regurgitation satisfying to Judge Berman. The judge explained that he had been a psychology major, and he “only wanted to be helpful.”
Judge Berman’s rulings are governed by codified ethical standards imposed on judges. Psychologists are also required to follow rigorous ethical standards in their evaluations and recommendations. But as a pretend psychologist, Judge Berman can psychobabble and congratulate himself on his compassion, and his captive clients have nowhere to turn.
There are five general ethical principles governing services such as psychological evaluation and counseling recommendations. Judge Berman appears to have violated every one of these principles. As we go through his ethical lapses, it is important to remember that when the individual being evaluated is in any sense involuntary, or not free to terminate and choose another provider, the ethical burden is much heavier still.
|EGYPT: Fate of Kidnapped Christians Unknown
Source: Morning Star News
Travelling to Libya to be a migrant worker is considered “a quest for the insane” because of the extreme danger involved, according to Ezz Tawfik, a Coptic journalist in Upper Egypt. Yet, in spite of the potential harm, crushing poverty in Egypt drives many, like Bakhit Nageh Efrank Ebeid, 21, to risk their lives in hopes of providing food for their families. That’s why he set out from Kom Badar, Egypt, for Tripoli, Libya.
Bakhit was travelling with two other Christians, Adeola Ibrahim of Nigeria and Sekyere Kofi Frimpong of Ghana, as well as a group of Muslims. His family last heard from him on July 10th. “He told them…that he is with a group and it would be safe,” Ezz reports. Apparently, it was not the case, for that same day ISIS militants stopped the travellers in Sirte, Libya, and the three Christian men were taken captive.
On July 17th, Libyan affiliates of the notorious terrorist group released evidence claiming the kidnapping of the three Christians. Conflicting rumours concerning the status of the abducted men continue to spread in the Egyptian media. In the midst of this, Bakhit’s Coptic Christian family say they have turned to God, hoping that Bakhit is still alive. They attempted to contact him via his cell phone, but the call was intercepted by a member of ISIS who announced that the “infidel” was beheaded. During a subsequent call, the family learned that Bakhit was required to pay a ransom, convert to Islam, or be killed. They offered to pay but were not told an amount. Nothing is known concerning the other two Christians.
The inhumane operations of ISIS in Libya have precipitated the kidnapping and killing of innocent Christians, as revealed in posted graphic videos. One depicts the gruesome beheadings of 21 men, consisting of 20 Egyptian Christians and a man from Ghana. (A VOMC report on the situation is available at this page.) Another reveals the killing of approximately 30 Ethiopian Christians thought to be migrant workers.
Impoverished, uneducated, unemployed and engaged to be married, Bakhit’s options were limited: travel to Libya, starve or become a thief. He took a chance in hopes of reaching the relative safety of Tripoli.
Please pray for God’s divine intervention and deliverance on behalf of Bakhit, Adeola and Sekyere, and for His comfort and peace to be upon their concerned loved ones. Additionally, ask the Lord to adequately provide for these impoverished families’ needs. Meanwhile, may the authorities be granted wisdom as they stand against ISIS and strategize the rescue of the abducted men. Also, let us be mindful of the need to intercede for the members of the terrorist group, that their hearts be so dramatically transformed by Christ they become ‘militant’ in the reflection of His love, extension of His mercy, and bold proclamation of the Gospel!
|SUDAN: Women Needing Protection From Flogging
Sources: Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Amnesty International
According to a report issued by Christian Solidarity Worldwide, 12 female Christian students were arrested by the Public Order Police after attending a ceremony on June 25th at the El Izba Baptist Church in Khartoum. After spending some time in custody, two of the women were released. The remaining 10, although granted temporary release on bail, were charged with “indecent dress,” under Article 152 of Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act. If found guilty, these women could receive 40 lashes, a fine, or both.
All of these young women, ranging in ages from 17 to 23, were wearing standard blouses with trousers or skirts. One student, 19-year-old Fardos Al Toum, appeared in court wearing similar attire which the judge deemed indecent. Immediately, she was fined 500 Sudanese pounds (the equivalent of approximately $83 U.S.) or a month in prison. Activists and others supporting Fardos paid her fine. She is now awaiting trial for the original charge, along with the rest of the remaining students.
When the 12 women were initially arrested, they experienced the degradation of having to remove their clothing in order for Sudan’s notorious Public Order Police to “inspect” the garments. One of the country’s Christian leaders claims, “They have targeted these girls because of their faith and their race.”
The mistreatment of believers is common in Sudan, with women of the Christian faith being particularly targeted. Another example of this involves the case of Meriam Ibrahim whose story can be found at this page. Since the secession of South Sudan in July 2011, the persistent persecution of Christians has intensified. “President Omar al-Bashir vowed to adopt a stricter version of sharia (Islamic law), and recognize only Islamic culture and the Arabic language.”
We invite you to join us in praying that the charges against the 10 young Christian women will be immediately dismissed. May God’s will, way and truth penetrate the hearts, minds, motives, moods and attitudes of those operating in judgement and injustice against them. Pray that these persecuted believers in Sudan will be greatly strengthened by the promises of His Word (Proverbs 22:8, 24:23; Habakkuk 2:12), empowering them to overcome any fear and intimidation caused by the increased demands of sharia law. Instead, may they experience the Lord’s peace and protection as the Holy Spirit mediates as their “Advocate” during the court hearings.
|IRAN: Religious Freedom in Decline
Sources: Mohabat News, World Tribune
Despite Iran’s promises to maintain the rights of the country’s religious minorities, persecution is still a matter of tremendous concern for various faith groups. However, it seems that the Islamic regime has a particular interest in the systemic persecution of Christians.
A report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom indicates that Iranian authorities continue to raid churches, threatening their members and also imprisoning them. The same report states that more than 500 Christians have been arrested since 2010.
While it’s encouraging to know that in these past few weeks some Christian prisoners were granted release prior to their completed term, VOMC’s sources indicate that there are others who have been arrested. Among those imprisoned are 18 Christians who were tried and convicted in recent months for evangelizing, facilitating home churches, and speaking out against Iran’s Islamic Republic. The combined sentences of their trials totalled almost 24 years in prison.
The Iranian government’s persecution of religious minorities stands in direct contrast to President Hassan Rouhani’s promise to protect religious freedom which he made while campaigning in 2013. Todd Nettleton, spokesperson for VOM USA, explains that President Rouhani, who perceives Christianity as a direct threat to his government, “is still someone who wants to protect the Islamic Republic of Iran.” For more information on persecution in this restricted nation, and to review previous reports, go to VOMC’s Iran Country Report.
Please take a moment to pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Iran. May they be strengthened by the empowerment of God’s Spirit, and may their hearts be encouraged by the hope we have in Christ. Ask that a hedge of protection would surround the country’s Christians and members of other religious minorities. Let us also continue to lift up the Iranian government and its authorities, asking God — in His infinite mercy — to move their hearts toward repentance, so that many will come to know Him and the glory of His mighty presence.
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PC: After a Muslim terrorist gunned down unarmed Marines in Tennessee, the head of Homeland Security revealed a policy to downplay any Islamic role in such terror. The feds are now blindfolding each other on the threat.
Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson refuses to call Islamic terror “Islamic,” arguing it’s “critical” to refrain from the label in order to “build trust” among Muslims.
In jaw-dropping remarks Friday at Aspen Institute’s annual security forum, Johnson said the government will call such attacks “violent extremism” over “Islamic terrorism” out of respect for the Muslim community.
Do you know Joni Ernst? She’s the new “Tea Party” senator from Iowa. With her mannish hairdo and her photo-ops riding a motorcycle, she was supposed to be a cultural connection between “modern” quasi-masculine women and conservatism.
It hasn’t quite worked out that way. She is the head of a Senate “working group” that is working on legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. Ernst is outraged by the reports of PP selling baby organs. The only problem is that the legislations she has been working on has no chance of becoming law, and when she did have a chance to defund Planned Parenthood on Sunday, for real, she was silent.
This legislation that Ernst and others are working on may pass the Senate, but there is no guarantee that it will ever be taken up by the House. That’s because it’s not attached to a must-pass piece of spending legislation. Because of that, the House may never take it up, and even if the House does take it up and pass it, Obama can veto it without consequence.
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: what could be less cool? But they’re trying to get young people to care by sponsoring a video contest.
(Never mind that the UN’s idea of youth is “18 to 30″…)
The prize is cash and a trip to Paris!
They say they want videos about young people lobbying their own parents to change their evil “un-green” ways, and otherwise spread the UN’s “climate change” propaganda.
The UN contest guidelines call for videos that show “you have prevented new fossil fuel infrastructure,” for instance.
In other words, the UN is encouraging civil disobedience — or worse.
Since when does a corrupt, unelected body get off telling citizens to take part in such things?
UK Muslim bought ricin to kill 1,400 people, faces light sentence: “no evidence that he was planning any sort of terrorist attack”
By Robert Spencer
He just wanted to get some ricin, you know, to have it around. Don’t you have some in the cookie jar? He just “wanted to know what the fuss was about.” Isn’t that completely plausible? Didn’t you buy some bubonic plague-carrying rats last year, just to see “what the fuss was about”? Let this poor Man of Peace off!
Ryan T. Anderson
What do you do when you can’t persuade the American people to embrace your values?
You use government coercion to impose those values on people. And you get rich corporate elites to lobby government on your behalf.
That’s what’s taking place right now in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage.
Last week, Democrats in both houses of Congress introduced a bill they call the “Equality Act.” This bill adds the phrase “sexual orientation and gender identity” to more or less every federal law that has protections on the basis of race.
If the bill ever became law, the government would treat ordinary Americans who believe we are created male and female, and that male and female are created for each other in marriage, as if they were racists.
by Raymond Ibrahim
“This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for terrorists … I hope that as it gets attention that Secretary Kerry will reverse it. If he doesn’t, Congress has to investigate, and the person who made this decision ought to be fired” — Newt Gingrich, former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives.
“The U.S. insists that Muslims are the primary victims of Boko Haram… The question remains — why is the U.S. downplaying or denying the attacks against Christians?” — Emmanuel Ogebe, Nigerian human rights lawyer, Washington D.C.
“Stop building churches. Convert to Islam, which is the true religion. Otherwise we will make a horrible example of you.” — Javed David, head of Hope for the Light Ministries, quoting a biker.
The Free Front of Algeria demands that all Christian churches remaining in the North African nation must be closed and reopened as mosques.
A Muslim mob in Deder, Ethiopia attacked a Christian man and forced him out of his home on pain of death in an effort to appropriate his land and build a mosque on it — despite recent court rulings confirming the Christian man’s property rights.
Accounts of Muslim immigrants taunting and even assaulting Christians in Italy are increasing.
“We are a poor nation. These people [Christian captives] have not done anything wrong and won’t harm anyone. We as Assyrians do not have this amount of [ransom] money you are asking for” — Bishop Mar Mellis, Syria.
As more and more details of the deal with Iran come out, it only gets worse and worse. There will be no snap inspections. There are secret side deals with the United Nations that we don’t know about. The Iranians will continue to enrich uranium. And develop ICBM’s. And fund terrorist groups who will kill Americans.
But through it all, Obama keeps pushing this deal. Ever wonder why? Many people think he is naive. I don’t.
by Alexander Hendrie
New documentation released by the House Oversight Committee this week again raises questions on how Lois Lerner’s hard drive was physically damaged and whether there was some kind of deliberate act to destroy data on it.
By George Will
It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The anniversary underscored that the agreement attempts to thwart proliferation of technology seven decades old.
Nuclear-weapons technology has become markedly more sophisticated since 1945. But not so sophisticated that nations with sufficient money and determination cannot master or acquire it. Iran’s determination is probably related to America’s demonstration, in Iraq and Libya, of the perils of not having nuclear weapons.
Critics who think more severe sanctions are achievable and would break Iran’s determination must answer this: When have sanctions caused a large nation to surrender what it considers a vital national-security interest? Critics have, however, amply demonstrated two things:
by Denis MacEoin
With Islam, how it is possible to dialogue with a faith that denies the divinity of Christ, regards the Bible as corrupt, believes that all Christians are the inferiors of Muslims and are destined to hell fire? What is there to talk about if both sides are to be honest about their beliefs?
When members of ISIS murder apostates, it is hard to condemn them, as that is what the Prophet did. When they take slave girls as war booty, that is what the Prophet did. Waging jihad is an injunction in many chapters of the Qur’an.
I do not know what copy of the Qur’an Pope Francis has been shown, but it is clearly very different to any copy in my possession, whether the original Arabic or a translation.
When hate preachers in British mosques convey a violent or intolerant message to their congregants, they do so by quoting the Qur’an as the Word of God, thereby sanctioning acts of jihad. To ignore this is to hamper us in our efforts to bring Muslims into peaceful relations with the West, with all non-Muslims and especially with one another.
What was striking was that, instead of successive generations of Muslims becoming better integrated into British society, the younger they are, the more radical they become. Apparently the majority of Muslims do not feel particularly progressive.
Only 34% of British Muslims believe the Holocaust happened. 62% of Muslims here do not support freedom of speech. Only 7% of Muslims in the UK consider themselves as British first. CSP Poll this year reported that 38% of Muslim-Americans say Islamic State (ISIS) beliefs are Islamic or correct. Figures such these are indicative of a wider level of acceptance of extreme ideas than your comments and those of many politicians suggest.
By : Macey France
Macey France wrote this very disturbing and critically acclaimed article for PolitiChicks. As a result, Macey was nominated for a CPAC award and Al Jezeera even had a panel discussion about it. In 2014 we transferred PolitiChicks.com to a new server which wiped out all the shares, but the last count for this was over 100,000.
We are re-publishing her article because as of July 2015, The Bluest Eye is still being used in schools. An update has been added by Macey at the end of the article.)
Following are graphic and explicit excerpts from The Bluest Eye, which is on the Common Core’s list of exemplar texts for 11th graders. If you are easily offended you may want to skip them and go straight to the story.
(Note from editor: Even heavily edited, this is still very graphic.)
ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS. THE CRIMINALS WHO APPROVED THIS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS BELONG BEHIND BARS.