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TRUNEWS 04/26/16 Jim Willie | Dollar Death by Gold

Hat Trick newsletter publisher Jim Willie joins Rick for a riveting 90+ minute explosive interview about the implosion of the Western financial empire and the rise of the Eurasian empire. Could the US Petrodollar end this summer? This is the best Jim Willie interview of 2016!

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April 27, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When Did Using a Bathroom Get so Complicated?

As a pediatrician and advocate for all children, giving biologically male children the right to share bathrooms with girls and vice versa is not only wrong; it is harmful to children with and without gender identity issues. Our children are not social experiments. They are young people with hearts, minds and souls. Every child deserves protection from trauma and humiliation.

 

April 26, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

UPDATE: State Department ADMITS To Hiding KEY Clinton Email On Benghazi…

by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Just wow. Last week, the State Department admitted that they withheld a key Benghazi email of Hillary Clinton’s from Judicial Watch. Isn’t that obstruction of justice? They have withheld it since at least September of 2014. And they are getting away with it. Releasing that email would have resulted in Hillary’s hidden emails being disclosed two years ago and would have prevented her from destroying tens of thousands of emails. We wouldn’t have known about any of this without Judicial Watch filing a Freedom of Information lawsuit. This is so corrupt, illegal and unethical, it is breathtaking.

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April 26, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Former UK Official Who Invented Term ‘Islamophobia’: I Got Everything Wrong

He is now trying to make amends. Too little, too late.

April 26, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PRISONER ALERT

Prisoner Profile

Held 1821 days

Farshid Fathi

Arrested December 2010 in Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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Farshid Fathi was arrested on Dec. 26, 2010 in a wave of arrests of believers in Tehran and other areas. Of the 22 believers arrested by security forces in Tehran, 10 were released after intense questioning and after they signed agreements to refrain from Christian activities. Eleven others were also later released. By the end of April, 2011, only Farshid remained in prison, though his family had paid an enormous bail sum. He spent nearly a year in solitary confinement.

Farshid, a Christian convert from Islam, was charged with “acting against national security through membership of a Christian organization, collection of funds, propaganda against the Islamic Regime by helping spread Christianity in the country,” and sentenced to six years of imprisonment on March 5, 2012. Though the charge is for his Christian work, authorities tried to cast his activities as political offenses.

Farshid’s appeal against the charges was rejected in June 2012. He is due to serve the rest of his sentence in Evin Prison.

According to Elam Ministries, Farshid is a shining beacon for Christ in Evin, so much so that the son of an Iranian ayatollah commented on Farshid’s sweet nature in a YouTube video. The two shared a cell. The man remarked on how beloved Farshid is among the inmates. Elam described Farshid as “a man after God’s own heart.”

Farshid, born in 1979, is married to Leila, and has two children, Rosana and Bardia.

Farshid Escapes Iran – April 25, 2016

Several weeks ago, Farshid was able to safely leave Iran after his December release from prison. He is in good health and will spend the next year recovering. He said he could feel “the aroma of the prayers of God’s people” while in prison. Sadly, the time in prison was very hard on Farshid’s marriage. While close friends hoped for restoration, his divorce was recently made final. Please pray for Farshid, his ex-wife, Leila, and their two children, Rosanna (12) and Bardia (7). Farshid will take a break from public ministry for the next 12 months.

Farshid Fathi Released Dec. 21, 2015

Praise God for the release of Farshid Fathi, who spent five years in prison for his Christian faith. Iranian authorities released him on Dec. 21, 2015, just in time to celebrate Christmas with his wife and daughters. Farshid was arrested on Dec. 26, 2010 as part of a crackdown on believers and charged with “acting against national security.” His sentence was expected to end in December 2017, but Farshid received notification that he would be released early.

Farshid’s Release Date Moved Up – July 2015

Farshid was notified in writing by prison authorities that he is due for early release in December 2015. His full sentence was previously set for release in December 2017.

Pray that the authorities will keep their commitment to release him in December 2015 or earlier and that God will continue to use Farshid in these last months in prison.

Latest Appeal Rejected – May 2015

Farshid Fathi lost an appeal on May 24 and will be expected to serve the additional one-year term added to his sentence. He has also been transferred to Hall 2, Ward 1 of the Rajai Shahr Prison, a section for those convicted of robbery, violent acts, and drug-related crimes. Middle East Concern reported that one of his relatives said conditions in the prison are not good.

Farshid Given Additional One-Year Sentence

Farshid Fathi has been sentenced to another year in prison. This additional time begins immediately after the six-year sentence he is currently serving. He is now due to be released December 2017, rather than December 2016. VOM partner Elam Ministries reports that the additional sentence stems from an April 2014 prison raid in which Farshid was injured. After public outcry, Farshid was transferred from Evin prison to Rajai Shahr prison in August 2014. A few days after arrival, he was falsely accused of possessing alcohol while at Evin, and on Dec. 29, he was given additional time.

Farshid Transferred from Evin – August 2014

According to Mohabat News, Farshid Fathi was transferred out of Evin prison to Rajaei-Shahri prison in another city – Karaj – for unknown reasons on Aug. 19. A source told Mohabat that the ward where Farshid was transfered “is isolated from other prison buildings and holds the most dangerous criminals.”

Treatment Delayed Three Days – April 2014

On April 17, a prison guard broke Farshid Fathi’s foot when he stomped on it during a cell inspection. Farshid went to aid a prisoner who had been beaten, and a guard stopped Farshid and crushed his bare foot with his heavy boot. Farshid’s foot and toe were broken. Farshid spent three days in agony before he was allowed to be taken to the hospital. Farshid wrote, “Though I was in dire pain, I took it as a gift from our Lord to get out of prison even for a few hours. Of course, we forgive them for all they have done to us because we are followers of the One who says, ‘Father, please forgive…’.”

“How Can I Complain?” – October 2013

Disturbed to learn of a false story on the Internet, Farshid wrote a letter to clear up the matter.

“How can I complain about my suffering when my brothers and sisters are paying a high price for their faith all over the world? I recently heard about many people killed in front of a church in Pakistan. I also heard a young sister in Christ sharing about how she lost her family for the sake of the Gospel and still she is willing to return to share the good news.

“…So when I look at all these heroes of faith, how can I complain about my suffering? Thank you so much for your prayers…”

Farshid Under Mental Torture – August 2013

In a letter written from prison, Farshid Fathi described how his interrogators have used emotional manipulation to break him. He wrote, “I was told falsely that my wife had been arrested as well, and that I needed to give my [two] children’s custody to someone temporarily. I was also informed, falsely, that my dad had a heart attack and was hospitalized. Then they wouldn’t give me any follow-up news on whether he was dead or alive. It was all intended to put me under mental pressure.”

In reality, his father is fine, and his wife and two children fled Iran in 2011. They are now in Canada.

“My Lord Has Never Left Me” – November 2012

Farshid wrote a letter to his father in November 2012, which describes the condition of his heart during a very lonely time.

“Often I have been sorrowful because of certain things, but I have never been a slave of sadness. Often I have been insulted, humiliated and accused, but I have never doubted my identity in Christ. Some have deserted me, some have fled from me; in no way do I pass judgment on them. My Lord has never left me.

“…What really matters is I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine. This possibly is the sweetest truth of my life that I am His and He is mine.”

April 26, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

EXCLUSIVE: Kerry, Heinz Family Have Millions Invested In Offshore Tax Havens

Richard Pollock

Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have invested millions of U.S. dollars through family trusts in at least 11 offshore tax havens, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The revelation comes on the heels of the release of the Panama Papers, a treasure trove of 11.5 million legal and financial records documenting how some of the world’s richest and most powerful people have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth and avoid taxes.

Since the release of the papers, no American politician has been identified as using the secretive offshore accounts.

A DCNF investigation has confirmed that the former Massachusetts Democratic senator and his billionaire wife, using an elaborate set of Heinz family trusts, have invested “more than $1 million” each into 11 separate offshore accounts — mainly hedge funds in the Cayman Islands.

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April 26, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TRUNEWS 4/25/16 – JOEL GILBERT | OBAMA’S MARXIST TIES Read more at http://www.trunews.com/trunews-42516-j/#dMuQ6Pv11AhBvyJZ.99

Rick and Doc discuss retailer Target’s intensifying hostility toward Christianity and moral values. Target announced its restrooms and dressing rooms are now gender-neutral. Rick calls on all Christians to permanently stop shopping at Target stores. Rick and Doc also discuss the Mack Daddy’s meddling in Britain’s upcoming referendum to exit the European Union, and the possible link between the release of the 9/11 Saudi documents and today’s warning to banks that hackers will use SWIFT to steal vast sums of money. In Part 2, filmmaker Joel Gilbert talks about his close call with the Federal Election Commission over his documentary film that reveals Obama’s lifetime association with known Marxist Communists.

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April 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Obama’s Double Standard Toward Netanyahu

by Alan M. Dershowitz

As President Obama winds up his farewell tour of Europe, it is appropriate to consider the broader implications of the brouhaha he created in Great Britain. At a joint press conference with Britain Prime Minister, David Cameron, President Obama defended his intrusion into British politics in taking sides on the controversial and divisive Brexit debate. In an op-ed, Obama came down squarely on the side of Britain remaining in the European Union — a decision I tend to agree with on its merits. But he was much criticized by the British media and British politicians for intruding into a debate about the future of Europe and Britain’s role in it.

Obama defended his actions by suggesting that in a democracy, friends should be able to speak their minds, even when they are visiting another country:

“If one of our best friends is in an organization that enhances their influence and enhances their power and enhances their economy, then I want them to stay in. Or at least I want to be able to tell them ‘I think this makes you guys bigger players.'”

Nor did he stop at merely giving the British voters unsolicited advice, he also issued a not so veiled threat. He said that “the UK is going to be in the back of the queue” on trade agreements if they exit the EU.

President Obama must either have a short memory or must adhere to Emerson’s dictum that “foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Recall how outraged the same President Obama was when the Prime Minister of a friendly country, Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke his mind about the Iran Deal.

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April 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MUSLIM IMMIGRANT Chanted “Allahu Akbar” While Raping Gas Station Attendant…Refused To Appear In ND Court

“Documents say she was unsure if Ali was speaking English or a different language, but she could recognize one thing Ali said while they were in the bathroom alone. She heard Ali utter “Allah Akbar,” which, in Arabic means God is the greatest,” reports Valley News Live.

April 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

16 ‘Pro-LGBT’ Businesses That Operate in Countries With Poor Human Rights Records

16 ‘Pro-LGBT’ Businesses That Operate in Countries With Poor Human Rights Records

April 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Canadian hostage John Ridsdel confirmed dead as police find severed head in Southern Philippines

Abu Sayyaf is believed to be holding a number of other hostages from 8 countries including the Netherlands, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia.

April 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Banishment of Western Civilization at Stanford Shows Pervasive Cultural Rot

by Tom Tancredo

You probably heard about the vote by students at Stanford University a couple of weeks ago, but similar event occurs nearly every day on some college campus near you. Political correctness is alive and flourishing on the majority of campuses, and it is a symptom of a deeper cultural rot.

The really odd thing is, everyone condemns political correctness, but no one wants to do anything about it where it is doing the most damage — in our educational institutions. The Stanford student vote to ban the study of Western Civilization from the curriculum should be a wake-up call.

Donald Trump gets enthusiastic applause when he denounces PC at large campaign rallies, but even Trump hasn’t dared to bring that message to the citadel of PC, Stanford University, or any other major university. If Trump tried to speak at Stanford, UC-Berkeley, or USC, he would need a security detail rivaling the size of the NYC police department.

But it’s not just politics that upsets the guardians of political correctness, it’s our history, our ideals, and the symbols of American greatness. Che Guevara is a popular figure for T-shirts these days, but Christopher Columbus and Patrick Henry, not so much.

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April 24, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bill Holter-Without Price Suppression Gold Would be $5,000 to $10,000

If criminal bankers would not have conspired to suppress gold for the last several years, what would the price be today? Gold expert Bill Holter says, “You couldn’t have $5,000 or $10,000 gold and 0% interest rates. I think there would have been a panic into metals (gold and silver) by now because the price suppression has been used to hit people’s emotions. It’s been used to hurt their psyche. I think if they had not dumped all this paper to suppress the price, the pot would have already boiled, and there would have been a run on the banks and a run into the metals.”

So, if the banks would not have criminally suppressed the price of gold, we would already have a gold price that would be thousands of dollars higher than today. Holter says, “Yes, absolutely. Gold is real money that cannot default. That is what this is all about. When the whole system defaults, what’s going to be left standing–gold and silver, real money. They are no one else’s liability.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Bill Holter of JSMineset.com.

April 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Recasting of Our Currency to Promote a ‘New’ History

By James Longstreet

Patrick J. Buchanan is an historian. In his piece, “Dishonoring General Jackson”, Buchanan conjures up facts. That is what historians do. Regarding the recent proposal to put new faces on our currency, and noticing a very certain attitude,

“..this is affirmative action raised to fanaticism, a celebration of President Obama’s views and values, and a recasting of our currency..”

I heard a conservative radio host dismiss the currency reconfiguration issue as a non event. His argument was that there were more important issues to concern ourselves with, the national debt, illegal immigration, etc.. I maintain that we can hold concern for many things at the same time, and that this currency remake is indeed one that should hold our attention. Pat Buchanan agrees.

Image control is no small issue, and politicians and revolutionaries know it. To reface the currency is to shuffle the deck on historical hierarchies, or should I say “load” the deck. It is a rewrite of history, a new declaration of what is and was important. That is no small matter.

Buchanan writes:

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April 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Legal Basis of Israel’s Rights in the Disputed Territories

Amb. Alan Baker

1. Upon Israel’s taking control of the area in 1967, the 1907 Hague Rules on Land Warfare and the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949) were not considered applicable to the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) territory, as the Kingdom of Jordan, prior to 1967, was never the prior legal sovereign, and in any event has since renounced any claim to sovereign rights via a vis the territory.
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April 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bathroom Wars’ Goal: Humiliate the American Normal Majority

by John Hayward

Welcome to life in totalitarian America, where even going to the bathroom and identifying the sex of an adult have now become intensely political acts.

Totalitarianism is about the politicization of everything, and once people’s careers can be destroyed by the New Bathroom Order if they publicly object to the once-bizarre idea of men in the ladies’ room–we’re there. Ask the now-unemployed Curt Schilling.

Totalitarianism is about using force to gain political goals. You can’t get more coercive than forcing the vast majority of people to endorse the utterly bizarre just to accommodate the allegedly hurt feelings of an almost undetectably small percentage of the population. So for the sake of each transgendered person’s hurt feelings, two thousand ordinary folk must be forced to ignore what their eyes and hearts tell them … and be publicly slandered as quasi-racist bigots if they murmur any objection.

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April 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sorry, liberals. There’s only 1 interpretation of Islam — Muhammad’s

I was recently accused of having a “categorical perspective” of Islam. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t matter what interpretation I, you, the “moderate Muslims,” or even the Islamic State have. There’s only one interpretation of Islam that is approved by Allah in the Quran — Muhammad’s. Let’s take a look at how the Islamic Prophet, Allah’s messenger, the “perfect man” Muhammad interpreted the Quran.

April 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

250 Women Refused to Become Islamic Sex Slaves… So They Were Slaughtered Instead. Media?

Steven Crowder

Gruesome stories of violent, Islamic oppression of women. It happens by the thousands every single day. But how often do you read/hear about them on most major news outlets? Maybe they’re buried under false narratives of women making less than men (WATCH: Leftist Bank Shamelessly Exploits Children to Push Gender Pay Gap Myth) or the myth of Western “Rape Culture” (see that debunked here). No matter. So long as Harriet Tubman gets to be on the $20 bill. Priorities.

But here at LouderWithCrowder.com we value people, including women, so we bring these stories to light whenever we can. Like these hundreds of women who were murdered at the hands of IS (Islamic State of Iraq for those confused). The reason? They refused to become Islamic sex slaves. It’s an Islam thing, you wouldn’t get it.

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April 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Child Sex Slave Outsmarts Muslim Pedophile, Leaves Him Without His “Prize”

by Dom the Conservative

Putting a face to the Islamic State’s sex slave market, a 12-year-old girl is hailed a victor over her militant captor after she secretly drugged him, allowing her and her aunt to escape his clutches, according to Reuters. Vian Dakhil, a Kurdish Yazidi representative of Iraqi parliament, told the Kurdish BasNews agency the girl slipped some sleeping pills into her abusers tea, causing him to become incapacitated while the two captives fled.

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April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Franklin Graham HITS Trump for coming out against the NC bathroom law

By The Right Scoop

Franklin Graham has come out publicly against Trump’s condemnation of the North Carolina bathroom law, defending Pat McCrory and the state legislators who passed this bill in order to protect young girls and women from sexual predators:

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April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Limbaugh: ‘Obliterating Morality Has Been What the Culture War is All About’

By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – “How in the hell did this happen?” conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh asked his audience on Thursday.

“We have men’s and women’s restrooms for a reason, just like we’ve always had marriage, and it’s always been defined as a specific thing for…time-honored and time-tested reasons. They were not the result of people who had power lording that over other people.

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April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TRUNEWS 04/22/16 Greg Hunter | Unparalleled Fraud

How crooked is the global economic system? How much does the mainstream media actually lie? Today on TRUNEWS, Rick Wiles will be joined by veteran investigative journalist Greg Hunter to discuss the unparalleled level of fraud strangling Western society; and how it has bred a generation of crony criminal elite.


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April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Liberal Hypocrisy Over Christianity vs. Islam Brilliantly Exposed

Facts don’t matter, especially when they don’t fit their anti-White, anti-Christian, anti-Capitalist narrative.

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

WATCH: Curt Schilling rips apart ESPN and SJWs in his first interview since being fired for ‘transphobic’ Facebook post

Schilling explains how this whole situation came to be, how ESPN has become ultra-left MSNBESPN, and completely rips them to shreds.

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

If ISIS Came to Your Town Would You Convert to Islam?

You might expect a group of teenagers to say they’d stand up to the Islamic State and refuse to convert. But what would you do if push came to shove?

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The gospel according to Obama: President preaches at the British people and issues extraordinary warning that ‘the UK will be at the back of the queue’ for trade deals with America if it leaves the EU

The claims by Mr Obama enraged Brexit campaigner who accused No 10 of orchestrating the whole event to intimidate Britons into voting In on June 23

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chelsea Clinton: Now that Scalia’s Gone We Can Enact Gun Control (VIDEO)

The left is coming after your guns.

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Get politics out of climate debate

John Coleman

On this Earth Day 2016, there is a great deal of frenzy about how our Earth is going to become uninhabitable, as the civilized activities of man allegedly trigger unstoppable global warming and climate change.

With the Obama administration set to commit the U.S. to the Paris climate agreement by signing our nation onto the document Friday, it is obvious that science has taken a back seat at the United Nations.

The environmentalists, bureaucrats and politicians who make up the U.N.’s climate panel recruit scientists to research the climate issue. And they place only those who will produce the desired results. Money, politics and ideology have replaced science.

U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres has called for a “centralized transformation” that is “going to make the life of everyone on the planet very different” to combat the alleged global warming threat. How many Americans are looking forward to the U.N. transforming their lives?

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April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Armenian Genocide: More than 100 Years of Silence against Christian Persecution

By : Susan Swift Arnall

This week memorializes 101 years* since the Armenian Genocide, part of the larger genocide when the Islamic Ottoman Empire murdered 3.5 million Armenians and Greeks from 1914-1923 because they were Christian. Hitler’s Obersalzberg Speech – given shortly before invading Poland and undertaking the murder of 6 million Polish Jews and Christians to create “lebensraum”– revealed how emboldened he felt by the world’s silence at the Armenian Genocide. Today, that silence continues as Islamic groups persecute, murder and ethnically cleanse Christians throughout the world. And meantime our current President refuses to identify radical Islam as the cause, instead bashing Christians for being on their “high horse” and “unloving”. Even on this 100th anniversary, the President refuses to use the word “genocide” to describe the slaughter of 3.5 million Christians, lest he offend Islamic Turkey.

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April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Criticism of Islam Angers Western Liberals

She courageously battles the Left’s comfortable narrative of the Muslim world

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Greg Hunter-Weekly News Wrap-Up 4.22.16

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Fallen VS The Risen Part 2 4-21-16

Pastor Mike Online – More Biblical understanding concerning the event referred to as “the falling away”, (2 Thessalonians 2:3) “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”

April 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TRUNEWS 04/21/16 Col. Lawrence Wilkerson | Military Industrial Empire

Are the Western elite plotting a nuclear war to save the petrodollar? On today’s edition of TRUNEWS, Rick Wiles will discuss the latest US provocations against China and Russia as well the domestic assault against free speech and Christianity. In part 2, Rick will be joined by Retired US Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson to share the insidious history of the military industrial complex.

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April 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Persecution & Prayer Alert

“At all times, in all circumstances, in all discouragements,
in all results…we do not give up faith. We press on through
the darkest times because, against all odds, we see in the
distance what God has promised…. We know a day is coming
when Christ will bring everything He has promised to fruition.”
~ Charles Price


UZBEKISTAN: Persevering Despite Jail Conditions and Torture

Source: Forum18

Latipzhon Mamazhanov, a Christian believer who had been arrested and jailed for 16 days in Fergana, eastern Uzbekistan, was released on March 28th. Police illegally raided Latipzhon’s home, and those of other Christians in Fergana, on March 12th while in search of religious literature.

Latipzhon was imprisoned in the region’s Kuva District Police Detention Centre where up to seven inmates were put in a cell designed for two people. No sanitary and hygiene rules were followed, and food was only provided once a day. Latipzhon, along with other prisoners who insisted they were innocent of crime, were also tortured several times during their incarceration.

“They can keep one Bible in their homes,” states Rustam Yegamberdiyev, head of Fergana City Criminal Police. “But if they keep more than one, then this means they are intending to gather others in their homes for illegal prayers and meetings.” For VOMC’s previously posted reports on Uzbekistan, including video documentaries, go to our online country report.

We must never take the freedoms we have to worship God and pray so freely in our homes and churches for granted, realizing the many challenges Christians in other parts of the world are facing for doing so. May this privilege be used wisely and fervently among the family of God in our nation as we intercede for His will to be accomplished. Thank you for joining us in praying for the protection of our brothers and sisters in Uzbekistan who are undergoing severe mistreatment by those governing over them. Ask the Lord to remind these persevering believers that, while they may be undergoing persecution from those opposing them, they are truly His beloved children. As their Heavenly Father, He is the One who governs their souls and eternal destiny…. May they have a heightened awareness of His everlasting love.


TURKEY: Government Seizure of Six Churches

Source: World Watch Monitor


Worshippers celebrate the reconsecration of the
Surp Giragos Armenian Apostolic Church in 2011.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

After ten months of urban conflict in Turkey’s war-torn southeast, the government has expropriated huge sections of property, apparently to rebuild and restore the historical centre of the region’s largest city of Diyarbakir. But to the dismay of the city’s handful of Christian congregations — including all its Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches — it also means the relinquishment of control. Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkey’s ancient church buildings (some of which pre-date Islam) have been managed historically by church foundations. The new decision has effectively made the Diyarbakir churches state property of Turkey, an Islamic country consisting of 75 million people.

Perhaps the most shocking seizure involved the Virgin Mary Church in the Lalabey neighbourhood. The 1,700-year-old Syriac Orthodox church claims to contain relics that are especially meaningful to Christians such as a piece of the cross and the bones of the Apostle Thomas. The present leader of the church announced that he is currently negotiating with government representatives in hopes of having the church property returned.

Local municipal officials criticized the government for lacking legal justification for the takeover and potentially causing enormous social and cultural damage to the city. Government officials argue that the decision was even-handed as mosque properties were also expropriated in the move. However, in Turkey, mosques are already state property, since the government funds their construction, maintenance, as well as the salaries of their imams. Further information on persecution in this country is available at the Turkey Country Report.

Please uphold these Christians in Turkey who have had their churches and places of worship taken over by a government that does not represent their beliefs, values or ordinances. Ask the Lord to oversee the mediation process as church officials and government representatives endeavour to work out a solution that’s both honouring to Him and fair to all the members of the various churches involved. Throughout the process, may the believers experience a complete sense of God’s peace, knowing that all the earth is ultimately His, and everything in it. Also important is the fact that no one can ever take away their faith, nor their great love for Him.


PRAISE REPORT

MEXICO: Release of Abducted Pastor

Source: icommittopray.com


A pastor prays for members of his
congregation in the Chiapas region
of Mexico where Christians face
hostility from rebel groups.

On March 29th, Pastor Pedro Vazquez was abducted for several days from his village in Chiapas by a violent group known as Chinchulines. During Pastor Pedro’s confinement in a nearby village, his family and members of the church congregation were very concerned for his safety.

Pastor Pedro works in an area where pastors and Christian workers have been threatened with death; and evangelical believers are often expelled from their communities, resulting in the loss of land, homes and crops. A previous report on persecution in Chiapas may be reviewed here. (Also note the informative video documentary that’s available on the top right-hand side of the same web page.)

While we can praise God for Pastor Pedro’s safe release, please intercede for him and his church, as well as others who are working in areas hostile to the Gospel. May these believers be further strengthened and encouraged to continue faithfully sharing God’s Word and demonstrating the love of Jesus. Ask the Lord to abundantly bless and multiply their efforts, resulting in a great harvest of lasting spiritual fruit in the lives of those from their communities and beyond — impacting the nation of Mexico as a whole.

To post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, please visit VOMC’s prayer wall.


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April 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Doctor behind film that links autism to vaccines speaks out

April 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sheriff Slams Media Double Standard on Clinton’s ‘Pandering’

By Brad Wilmouth

Appearing as a guest on Wednesday’s Fox and Friends, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke slammed “liberal Democrat mayors” for mishandling crime and the economy in their cities, and accused Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of “pandering” to black voters in a recent appearance on a radio show, as he asserted that her behavior is “dehumanizing, it’s embarrassing, it’s disgusting. If any other candidate were to say something like that, some stereotype about black people, it would derail their campaign. But the rules seem different for the Clintons.”

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April 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

State Department Office Removed Benghazi Files After Congressional Subpoena

BY: Alana Goodman

State Department officials removed files from the secretary’s office related to the Benghazi attack in Libya and transferred them to another department after receiving a congressional subpoena last spring, delaying the release of the records to Congress for over a year.

Attorneys for the State Department said the electronic folders, which contain hundreds of documents related to the Benghazi attack and Libya, were belatedly rediscovered at the end of last year.

They said the files had been overlooked by State Department officials because the executive secretary’s office transferred them to another department and flagged them for archiving last April, shortly after receiving a subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

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April 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Shining Light on ‘Settled’ Science: There Is No ‘Climate Crisis’

By James Wanliss

The science of global warming is settled. At least, this is what politicians keep insisting. Why should they care? Well, it turns out that global warming has provided a pretext for massive increases in political control over the public. The science of global warming has been used to justify the banning of lightbulbs, shutting down coal-fired power plants, and even a possible sighting of the holy grail: increased taxation without end (to save the planet).

When the story began to break down the narrative changed. Global warming became climate change. Next, as the stall in warming continued (by the end of 2015 over 18 years without warming), climate change morphed again. Since relatively flat lines don’t fit well with the narrative of change, climate change is currently morphing into “climate crisis” and “extreme weather.” Never mind that all observational evidence indicates reduced variability in weather events.

We are now knee deep in the second decade of the twenty-first century, and it wasn’t supposed to be like this. CO2 emissions climb rapidly, and thus, global warming is accelerating wildly out of control. That is what all the computer models predict. We are supposed to see the sea level rise accelerating dangerously, more tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves. We were not supposed to have any more snow, and experts said the Northwest Passage would be completely open. Indeed, the media, movies, and politicians, including President Obama, all insist that “dangerous” carbon dioxide emissions are causing “unprecedented” global warming, “more extreme” droughts and hurricanes, and so on.

But the worldview motivating these actions is falsified by data. It’s over nine years since a Category 3 hurricane hit the United States. Tornado frequency is at a multi-decade low. Droughts are shorter and less extreme than during the Dust Bowl and 1950s. Sea ice is back to average. There is no crisis.

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April 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

UNBELIEVABLE: Refugees set up roadblocks in Greece and demand CITIZENS show them identification

The lunatics are running the asylum.

April 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Norway couple’s five children seized — Here’s why Canadian parents should be worried

Brian Lilley

A Norway couple have had their five children taken away because all forms of corporal punishment were banned in that country.

I explain why this should serve as a warning for us in Canada related to Trudeau’s pledge to follow through on all recommendations that come out of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee Report.

The fact is, spanking and abuse are two different things.

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Omar Khadr’s fiancé is a “radical Muslim activist” who “supports Justin Trudeau”

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State Dept. Again Refuses to Highlight Pakistan’s Religious Freedom Abuses Despite USCIRF Recommendation

By Samuel Smith , CP Reporter

People from the Christian community attend a protest to condemn suicide bombings which took place outside two churches in Lahore, Pakistan, March 16, 2015. Suicide bombings outside two churches in Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80 others during services on Sunday in attacks claimed by a faction of the Pakistani Taliban.

The United States government has again refused to designate Pakistan as a “country of particular concern” for the 14th year in a row despite the fact that religious persecution in the country is reaching ever higher levels.

State Department spokesman John Kirby announced last Friday that Tajikistan has been added to the United States’ list of “countries of particular concern,” a list created under the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA). Tajikistan joins nations like Saudi Arabia, North Korea, China, Eritrea, Iran, Sudan and Uzbekistan as some of the worst religious freedom violators in the world.

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Pakistan(Photo: Reuters/Mohsin Raza)Family members touch a coffin of a relative, who was killed in a blast outside a public park on Sunday, during a funeral in Lahore, Pakistan, March 28, 2016.

Kirby gave little explanation as to why those countries made the list and others did not. However, the fact that Pakistan was left off the list ignores the recommendation from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which is a government commission created by the IRFA. USCIRF has called on the U.S. government to label Pakistan as a country of particular concern every year since 2002.

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April 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Horowitz Defends Anti-BDS Poster Campaign From Charges of Racism and Intimidation

Sara Dogan

In his response, Horowitz termed this accusation “a lie” noting that “The posters did not accuse SJP of being an organization of murderers and terrorists, as the Vice Chancellor claims. They accused SJP of being ‘Jew-haters’ because they support the murderers and terrorists of Hamas, which they do… In a public statement I also called on UCLA to remove the campus privileges and university funding of SJP because they are a hate group and their activities routinely violate UCLA’s ‘Statement of Principles Against Intolerance,’ which Vice Chancellor Kang professes to champion.”

Horowitz also challenged the Vice Chancellor’s claim that the posters constitute intimidation, stating “There is no intimidation on the posters, just a list of names of activists who support SJP and BDS… the posters don’t cast those listed on them as murderers and terrorists, just activists from Students for Justice in Palestine who supported the BDS boycott campaign. BDS has been denounced by figures as liberal as Alan Dershowitz and Larry Summers as anti-Semitic.”

“This disgraceful performance by a top university official demands a retraction and apology from the University of California and some serious reflection by Vice Chancellor Kang about the hateful content of his letter and the focused, personalized intimidation directed at myself and all those involved in putting up posters he happens to disagree with,” Horowitz concludes, noting that Kang might “also benefit from a re-reading of the First Amendment and learn to live with opinions he doesn’t like.” Horowitz’s full response to Vice Chancellor Kang may be read below.

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April 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Gospel of both Peter and Paul

Pure Bible Study – 4-20-16 Our study in Galatians continues, as we look into the Scriptures alone concerning what the Gospel is, and if there really is a 2nd, or 3rd different gospel, as some say.

April 20, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gregory Mannarino-We Are Living In an Environment Where Nothing Is Real

Gregory Mannarino of TradersChoice.net contends, “We exist, beyond any shadow of any doubt, are living in an environment where nothing is real, from the prices of assets, to what is going on with the big Wall Street banks, to Federal Reserve interest rates and everything in between. All of this is being played in a way to keep people believing that the system is working and will continue to work. It’s not going to. Let’s look at the stock market. . . . There is no possible way that these multiples can be justified with the price action of stocks in the overall market. They continue to rise. Nothing is real, and I can’t stress this enough.”

On the trend for precious metals and the U.S. dollar, Mannarino says, “We talked about this last time I was on, and I said we would see the dollar down and precious metals up. This was going to happen. We are going to continue to see more fakery and twisting of this entire system. Right now, it’s upside down and nothing is real. We now are in an environment where the financial system has been flipped upside down just to make it function. That’s very scary. . . . We’ve never seen anything like this in the history of the world. We have now hit 10 years for suppressed interest rates in the United States. It can never stop. The Federal Reserve has never been in a situation like this. We are in completely uncharted territory.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Gregory Mannarino, founder of TradersChoice.net.

April 20, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Turning American Law Upside Down for the Transgendered

By David French

Our nation’s centuries-old commitment to free speech and religious liberty was already under threat. But it took men wanting to use women’s bathrooms and vice versa for the Left to truly show its hand, plainly and unequivocally declaring that American legal traditions should be set ablaze.

Yesterday, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a “Statement Condemning Recent State Laws and Pending Proposals Targeting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community” — a statement motivated by new Mississippi laws protecting religious freedom and by North Carolina’s much-discussed “bathroom law.” The Commission claims that any law requiring men and women to use bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex “jeopardizes not only the dignity, but also the actual physical safety, of transgender people whose appearances may not match societal expectations of the sex specified on their identification documents.”

While this is standard leftist rhetoric — notice it omits any concern for women and girls who will be exposed to male nudity and could be rendered more vulnerable to sexual predators — what follows is perhaps the clearest and most unequivocal statement of radical progressive legal philosophy I’ve ever read. It articulates three principles that, taken together, would render religious liberty permanently subordinate to the interests and demands of LGBT activists:

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April 19, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lindzen: What Do Scientists Say About Climate Change?

Aaron Bandler

MIT atmospheric physicist Richard Lindzen cuts through all noise from politicians, media hacks and leftist activists to present the true facts of climate change in Prager University’s latest video.

Lindzen explains that there are three categories for people in the climate change debate: scientists associated with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, scientists who are climate skeptics, and those who are politicians, journalists and environmentalist activists.

In the first group, scientists believe that the emission of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels will result in the planet heating toward dangerously high levels. The second group features scientists such as Lindzen, who understand that there are numerous factors involved with the planet’s climate–including the sun, clouds and Earth’s gravitational orbit–and there is no evidence to substantiate the first group’s claim that carbon dioxide is the key factor that influences the climate. However, Lindzen points out that the two groups agree on more than meets the eye:

The climate constantly changes.
Some degree of warming will occur with the emission of carbon dioxide, but without it there would be no life on Earth.
Carbon dioxide levels have risen since the 19th century.
The average global temperature has risen by one degree celsius between 1800 and 2000, but man’s carbon emissions have played a role since the 1960’s.
A “confident prediction” about the average global temperature cannot be made.
Fossil fuel use will not result in armaggeddon.

The problem is that the third group of politicians, media hacks and environmentalist activists have incited an atmosphere of doom and panic among the public over climate change.

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April 19, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Turkish Justice: ISIS Walks Free; Peace Activists Jailed

Belonging to ISIS or trafficking in slavery evidently do not constitute serious crimes in Turkey. But signing petitions calling for peace and non-violence, or requesting political equality for Kurds, are unspeakable offenses.

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How One Palestinian Family Creates its Own International Anti-Israel Headlines

By Michael Zeff

The Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh and its inhabitants have risen to prominence again recently thanks to the viral video of a teenage girl biting an IDF soldier who was trying to arrest her brother for throwing rocks.

The stars of the video are siblings Ahed and Mohammed Tamimi. Ahed, the 14-year-old girl, was first made famous in 2012 after a video of her, allegedly standing up and shouting at IDF soldiers all alone, went viral for the first time.

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Ireland to review requirement that all students who take Arabic secondary school exam must study “Holy Koran”

By Robert Spencer

How did this requirement get put in place at all? Probably it was done by Islamic supremacists who were counting on the ignorance and complacency of Irish authorities, and were quite correct in assuming that no one would notice or care. The “Leaving Cert,” or Leaving Certificate Examinations, are the final exams in Ireland’s secondary school system.

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