by Khaled Abu Toameh
Some Arab Knesset (parliament) members have devoted much of their time and efforts to helping the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip — who have their own leaders, spokesmen, representatives — at the expense of their own constituents in Israel.
How does joining a flotilla to the Gaza Strip solve any problems facing Arab Israelis, such as unemployment and poverty? It is also a betrayal of the Arab voters who sent them to the Knesset to fight for more public funds and services for the Arabs in Israel.
Would the two Knesset members be willing to risk their lives for the people who voted for them? It was hard to find Arab Israelis who saw anything positive in Ghattas’s decision to sail aboard a ship to the Gaza Strip. In fact, many did not hesitate privately to criticize the decision.
It is time for Arab Israelis to endorse a new approach toward their state, and distance themselves from representatives who act against their interests and damage relations between Jews and Arabs.
If some Knesset members wish to devote their time and energy to helping the Palestinians, they should consider moving to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Otherwise, they need to start addressing the problems facing their constituents and refrain from causing further damage to Arab-Jewish relations.
By Rowan Scarborough – The Washington Times
The State Department on Wednesday conceded that two dozen of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails did contain classified information, a fact that could trigger a U.S. policy that authorizes the government to take control of her private server and sanitize the contents.
by Soeren Kern
James McConnell’s prosecution is one of a growing number of examples in which British authorities — who routinely ignore incendiary speech by Muslim extremists — are using hate speech laws to silence Christians.
“My church funds medical care for 1,200 Muslim children in Kenya and Ethiopia. I’ve no hatred in my heart for Muslims… I believe in freedom of speech. I’m going to keep on preaching the gospel. I have nothing against Muslims, I have never hated Muslims, I have never hated anyone. But I am against what Muslims believe. They have the right to say what they believe in and I have a right to say what I believe.” — James McConnell, Pastor.
“Since the Islamic State took over, it [Mosul] has become the most peaceful city in the world.” — Raied Al-Wazzan, Executive Director, Belfast Islamic Center. Al-Wazzan is now trying to leverage the controversy over McConnell’s remarks to shame local politicians into providing him with free public land to build a mega-mosque.
by John Nolte
Television actor and professional victim George Takei doubled down Friday on his racist comments attacking Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In a local television interview after the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, Takei referred to the black Justice (who was one of the 4) as a “clown in blackface.” In a follow-up Facebook post Friday, Takei said “that is not racist,” that he instead meant that Thomas is a “black buffoon” and a traitor to his race:
Oregon’s Minister of Thoughtcrime orders bakery to pay $135,000 to ‘mentally raped’ lesbian couple, stay silent about beliefs
by Twitchy Staff
The Daily Signal reports Thursday that Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the family-owned bakery that refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, has not only been ordered to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the lesbian couple it refused to serve, but has been ordered to cease and desist from speaking publicly about how the family’s Christian faith has informed their views on same-sex marriage.
Saudi government funding private Islamic schools in Canada, documents show
No matter how you feel about gay marriage, can’t we at least agree that little kids should not be used as props for cheap propaganda stunts?
Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the couple they denied service.
“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.”
In the ruling, Avakian placed an effective gag order on the Kleins, ordering them to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs.
The Head of Security for the EU has just announced that radical Islam is a legitimate political force in Europe.
She says “Islam is a victim” and “diversity is our strength” — and made sure she sent out a tweet in Arabic, too.
Her comments violate the spirit of separation of church and state, and invite the spread of sharia law in the public square.
Jeb Bush Reveals His Anti-Israel Stance With Speech at Anti-Israel Conference
By : Daniel Greenfield
Obama turned over Iraq to the Shiites and then backed the Muslim Brotherhood’s efforts to force the Shiites out of power in Syria. The Sunni-Shiite civil wars tearing the region apart were caused by those two decisions. His solution to the wars is to continue backing the same forces responsible for them.
Despite assorted denials, Obama’s real ISIS strategy is to have Iran do the fighting for him in Iraq.
But Obama is backing one ISIS against another ISIS. Why is a Shiite Islamic state that kidnaps and kills Americans, throws gays off buildings and massacres women better than a Sunni Islamic state that does the same things? Not only is the Obama strategy morally dubious, but it’s also proven to be ineffective.
The rise of ISIS has helped Iran tighten its hold on Shiite areas in Iraq and Syria. Iran does not need to beat ISIS. Its interests are best served by maintaining a stalemate in which ISIS consolidates Sunni areas while Iran consolidates Shiite areas. The more Obama aids Iran and its terrorist forces as a counterweight to ISIS, the more Iran sees keeping ISIS around as being vital to its larger strategy.
Studies from Revelation 6, the Four Horsemen, Romans 6 – 7, and seeing the typology of the Rapture.
SPECIAL GUESTS: CHRIS FARRELL & PETE BAKLINKSY
Rick’s guests today are Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell who talks about FBI documents showing that Valerie Jarrett’s family members were hardcore communist agitators, and LifeSiteNews.com reporter Pete Baklinksy who tells Rick he was threatened with a lawsuit for reporting that militant homosexuals and lesbians were teaching Toronto-area pre-schoolers disgusting and perverted sexual material.
(LiveActionNews) – Pro-abortion extremists would like nothing more than for parents to be kept out of the decision when teenage girls are considering abortion. They claim that abortion is vital “health care,” and that parents shouldn’t have the right to make the choice for their daughters. It doesn’t make much sense when you consider that there is literally no other medical procedure that a minor child can undergo without parental consent — and it’s for good reason.
Abortion comes with a score of potential side effects. Aside from the obvious fact that a preborn baby’s life will be taken, the mother’s life is at risk, as well, and she also faces any number of lifelong health problems as a result. This is why a parent has the right to know about the abortion first, and to consent to the procedure before it takes place. A minor child is not capable of making these kinds of decisions.
A disturbing story out of New Zealand shows exactly why parental consent laws are so vital. When a 15-year-old girl got pregnant, her school nurse took her to get an abortion without her parents’ knowledge, with disastrous consequences.
By Raymond Ibrahim
Dozens of “incensed” Muslims in Egypt congregated before the house of a Christian on the accusation that was trying to transform his home into a church. Security arrived in time to disperse angry Muslims before acts of violence were committed.
RWW News: Tom Tancredo: Marriage Equality Ruling Will Criminalize Pro-Confederate, Anti-Islam Speech
IRS Deleted Hundreds of Back-up Tapes Containing Thousands of Lerner Emails After Congressional Subpoena Was Issued
This used to be called obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence.
According to new information from the House Oversight Committee, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration [TIGTA] Russell George and Deputy Inspector General for Investigations Tim Camus, the IRS deleted hundreds of backup tapes containing thousands of emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the conservative targeting scandal. The tapes were destroyed nine months after a congressional subpoena was issued to the agency demanding they be preserved and turned over.
Ontario Superior Court ruled against Trinity Western University in its dispute with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Ted Cruz BLASTS Obama for opening an embassy in Cuba but not one in Jerusalem [AUDIO]
|PAKISTAN: Blasphemy Law Reform Drafted
Source: Morning Star News
For Christians in Pakistan, current blasphemy laws continue to pose a threat to their safety and well-being. The existing statutes have become an extreme burden for the country’s minority faith group — leading to harassment and, in many cases, severe punishment. At least 14 people are presently on death row, and 19 others are serving life sentences. According to a report by the Islamabad-based Centre for Research and Security Studies, 52 people accused of blasphemy have been murdered since 1990. Investigations reveal that the reasons for the accusations often stem from personal enmity, property disputes and religious hatred. To review previously posted videos and news reports on persecution in Pakistan, click here.
In Nankana Sahib District of Punjab Province, a 94-year-old Christian landowner by the name of Chaudhry Habil Qaiser, who had attempted to resolve a disagreement over land profits, was wrongfully accused of blaspheming Islam by someone who used to till his land. After the accuser, Maulvi Muhammad Bashir, continued to spread false accusations of blasphemy, fears began to mount in the Christian village over the threat of a mob attack. Maulvi also decided to take the case to authorities which then incited a period of legal proceedings.
As Chaudhry was widely respected throughout the district for his integrity, the case was later dismissed. Maulvi then apologized for trying to turn a monetary dispute into a religious issue. In light of frequent abuses, Pakistan’s federal government has finished the drafting of a bill to forestall abuse of the blasphemy statutes. According to officials, the bill aims to keep anyone from taking the law into their own hands and metes out harsh penalties for those who have levelled false accusations of blasphemy.
In another situation, a Christian young man with mental illness by the name of Yaqoob Bashir allegedly told local Muslims that he had burned a copy of the Quran. An angry mob of militants gathered and threatened to set him on fire. At this point, police took Yaqoob into custody which sources believe saved his life. As it now stands, current blasphemy laws do not take into account those with psychological challenges where the individual may not have intentionally blasphemed. The new law reform, however, would make it necessary — in applicable cases — to prove that the crimes committed by individuals in question are indeed “intentional.”
Please pray that the Lord will help Pakistan’s victimized Christians to stand strong spiritually, despite the false accusations and rumours they encounter. May they receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, as did our Saviour, who Himself was wrongly accused of blasphemy. As the details of the reformed law are being negotiated, ask that wisdom and discernment be granted to those involved in the deliberation process. Last, but not least, intercede on behalf of those who are actively spreading lies and rumours about God’s innocent people, earnestly desiring that the ‘accusers of the brethren’ be given an opportunity to experience the salvation of the One who died for all — including both Christians and Muslims.
You may join along with others by posting a prayer for our persecuted family in Pakistan on our prayer wall.
|CHINA: Zhejiang Megachurch Bulldozed
Source: China Aid
A government demolition programme targeting churches continues to take place in coastal Zhejiang province, with the recent destruction of a new megachurch. Yanxia Church, a state-recognized church in Wenling city, was pulled down soon after its completion, reportedly to make way for a new road. Governing officials state that the church’s leaders had agreed to a compensation deal, although investigative reports indicate they were pressured into an agreement.
Elsewhere in the province, a Christian named Zhao Lizhong has been missing since his detainment on May 9th for defending Pingyuan Church’s cross. To date, more than 425 churches have been affected by the local government’s ongoing “Three Rectifications and One Demolition” persecution campaign.
Meanwhile, in Guiyang, Guizhou province, a house church was raided twice within a two-week period. Eleven Christians were detained during a raid on May 24. When other members sought advice from their lawyer, they too were detained and beaten. All have since been released. (More reports on persecution in China can be found at VOMC’s Country Report.)
Please pray for an end to the campaign of the Zhejiang provincial government to target evangelical churches. Ask the Lord to strengthen and encourage the numerous believers who’ve been affected by this campaign, especially those whose churches have been utterly demolished. May the congregations of this province — and all across China — be likened to “a town built on a hill” that’s shining so brightly, its light cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:14).
|MIDDLE EAST: Ongoing Harassment of Orphans
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
Angered that “Ahmed” and his family had converted from Islam to Christianity, their militant Muslim relatives made arrangements to have him killed. The martyred man’s orphaned children were then taken into the home of a pastor who has since been raising them with his own family.
Although it has been seven years since Ahmed’s murder, his three surviving children are continually being harassed and pursued by the same family members who caused his death. In their attempts to make the children return to Islam, they even had Ahmed’s son arrested and charged with leaving Islam when he turned 18. Thankfully, the young man was released after police changed the charges against him.
In another part of the Middle East, the Voice of the Martyrs is making it possible for Christian children who have sought refuge after fleeing Islamic State invasion to receive needed education. Due to the sudden influx of thousands of refugee children and their families, several hosting countries do not have the capability of providing adequate schooling. Noticing the tremendous need in a particular community, VOM is now working with an in-country ministry partner so that the dreams and aspirations of refugee children may be realized.
Thank the Lord for compassionate response of His dedicated servants in providing needed care for vulnerable children who’ve experienced first-hand the grievous injustices and evils of persecution. Pray that these young believers in the Middle East will be strengthened in their faith as they diligently learn the important truths contained in the Scriptures and discover the power of prayer. May God’s higher plans for each of their lives come to fruition so they will not only fulfil His purposes but also experience the bright future He has promised them (Jeremiah 29:11).
Assistance for Christian widows and orphans is being provided through VOMC’s Families of Martyrs fund.
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CDC Official Calls Obama Worst President, Amateur, Marxist After Influx of Illegal Alien Minors
Police in Colorado Springs, Colo. arrested a man on Tuesday for leaving racist messages outside predominately black churches in town.
The man, Vincent Broughton, then admitted that he is responsible for the posters in an interview with local ABC affiliate KRDO-TV.
Broughton, 44, is black.
Conservative Russians Give Moral Lesson to Facebook’s Homosexual Propaganda
There comes a time when every conservative thinker tries to find some common ground with the left in some area.
Today it’s criminal rights and the headlines have Rand Paul denouncing the racist justice system while Grover Norquist and the Koch Brothers join with the left to back their reforms. As usually happens, the conservatives or libertarians turn out to be the useful idiots of the left.
Liberals have a long history of being the left’s useful idiots. It’s only fair that libertarians get a turn.
Republicans are still trying to figure out a truce on gay marriage. They retreated to civil unions, then accepted a full defeat on gay marriage and then acted baffled when Christian bakery owners were dragged into court for refusing to participate in gay weddings. When the left insisted that gay marriage was a civil rights issue, they refused to take them as their word.
Now they’re wondering how an accommodation can be made with tranny rights. A brief look back at gay rights will show that the only possible accommodation is one in which men in dresses have a legal right to use the ladies room and every single closed female space and event. And yes, that means your business will be shut down if you object to Steve using the female locker room.
After a few skirmishes, some fundraising and angry letters, the accommodationists will find ways to accommodate that and we can look forward to conservative activists eagerly crowing about the first gay Republican presidential candidate around say, 2024, and the first Republican man in a dress in the Senate around the same time.
Of course by then it will be something else.
ISIS Commits Mass Ethno-Religious Slaughter of Assyrian Christians as the World Ignores Genocide, Humanitarian Groups Say
By Stoyan Zaimov
Assyrians hold banners as they march in solidarity with the Assyrians abducted by Islamic State fighters in Syria earlier this week, in Beirut, Lebanon, February 28, 2015. Militants in northeast Syria are now estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians this week, a group monitoring the war reported. The banner (R) reads, “We are not afraid of whom kills the flesh, we are not afraid of who destroys the stone. Assyrians and victorious.”
At least 4,000 Assyrian Christian families are believed to be among the 120,000 people who in recent days have fled the Syrian city of Hassakeh. ISIS forces are entering the city and looking to carry out a mass ethno-religious slaughter, humanitarian groups said, warning that the world still has not provided an adequate response.
“Although we appreciated the efforts of the Republic of France for calling an emergency session of the Security Council last March to discuss the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Assyrian Christians, Yezidis and other ethno-religious minorities of Iraq and Syria, no action has yet been taken to halt this ongoing slaughter. It is as if the world community thinks that the situation will resolve itself if it’s ignored,” said David William Lazar, Chairman of the American Mesopotamian Organization.
In the United States, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act requires abortionists and staff to give medical care to a child accidentally born alive during an abortion. However, Live Action has discovered through undercover investigations that many abortionists ignore this law.
Babies are also born alive after abortions in Europe. The ACLJ, which is promoting legislation to protect these infants, has compiled testimonies from nurses and midwives.
MK, a student nurse in France, tells the following story:
“Why do they do that?” Beck asked. “Because they know you’re sheep. They know you’ll never say anything about it. You won’t cancel. They’ve got your kids, man. You’re going to Disney. They know you’re not going to say no to them. They know the other side will boycott them.”
Pure Bible Study of Revelation 13 and the deadly wound of the beast. (note: audio for this video is scratchy)
Watch the video to see how Pastor Shane Idleman addresses one of the largest issues facing American Christians today.
THIS is absolutely absurd. The ridiculous clown baby president Obama is using the power of the Federal Government to pressure the Redskins to change their name by DENYING their ability to build a new stadium!!! What the hell country do we live in??!
From the Hill:
Two Car Bombs Discovered Inside Volkswagon Near Texas Border
by Michelle Moons1
Sabine Durden, a legal immigrant from Germany, wrote a letter to President Obama in response to the presence of an illegal alien at the White House reception observing LGBT Pride Month.
Conservatives, both religious and not, have warned people for a long, long time about how welcoming in same-sex marriage would start a slippery slope down, down, down, when it comes to morality, a point which earned us all a lot of mockery.
Well, here you go, exhibit A.
Now PBS—The Channel That Features Sesame Street—Is Promoting the Transgender Lifestyle to Children
Middle East allies accuse Barack Obama and David Cameron of failing to show strategic leadership in fight against Islamic State
Rick recalls the 2013 prophetic warning by Rev. George Pennicuff that Barack Obama would viciously attack religious freedom in his second term. Rick also shares where Jade Helm 15 is found in the Bible. Evangelist David Lankford calls in to talk about divine chastisement in response to the Supreme Court decision. In Part 3, Oklahoma Pastor Paul Blair comments about the court decision ordering the removal of the Ten Commandments from the Oklahoma state capitol grounds.
By T. Becket Adams
Eyebrows were raised Tuesday evening after a batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails released by the State Department turned up the names of two prominent journalists.
BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith and former New York Times correspondent Les Gelb both make a brief appearance in the newly released trove of messages, as the two reporters apparently discussed Clinton-related story ideas with various members of her team. The emails, which cover only the former secretary of state’s first year at Foggy Bottom, raise questions about how much input Clinton’s people had in the press’ coverage of her early days as America’s top diplomat.
If there’s one thing the Supreme Court accomplished last Friday (besides unleashing cultural chaos on America), it was ending the liberal media’s charade. Whatever scrap of journalistic impartiality existed flew out the courtroom window Friday when the press decided five justices not only invented a right to same-sex marriage but to censorship, too.
Gay man claimed attackers carved gay slur into his arm, now admits it was all a HOAX
So where is the line to be drawn? Here’s the awful truth: the Left wants no lines. If you doubt us, show us the line – as they have drawn.
Iran to receive $11.9 billion in sanctions relief as nuclear negotiations end
By Susan Jones
(CNSNews.com) – “I did not have a chance to comment on how good the White House looked in rainbow colors,” President Obama told a news conference on Tuesday.
“That made it a really good week — to see people gathered in an evening outside on a beautiful summer night, and to feel whole and to feel accepted and to feel that they had a right to love — that was pretty cool. That was a good thing,” he said in response to a question.
by Greg Campbell
Texas Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz has some advice for those who are worried about the flagrantly unconstitutional Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all fifty states: simply don’t abide by it.
Geller’s advertisement makes the point that the First Amendment will not yield to Sharia-adherent Islamists who want to enforce so-called blasphemy laws here in the United States, whether through threats of violence or through the actions of complicit government officials.