Please read current events
from a variety of sources.
Trump announces that Israel
and Sudan have agreed to normalize relations
Jennifer Hansler, CNN
Oct 23, 2020
Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan and Israel
have agreed to normalize relations -- a foreign policy
achievement for the incumbent president less than two
weeks before the US presidential election.
Trump made the announcement from the Oval Office while
joined on the phone by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, Sudanese Chairman of the Sovereignty
Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Sudanese Prime
Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
According to a joint statement from the three
countries, the leaders of Sudan and Israel "agreed to
the normalization of relations between Sudan and
Israel and to end the state of belligerence between
their nations" and "agreed to begin economic and trade
relations, with an initial focus on agriculture."
Hill Baptist Shows How to Fight for Religious Freedom
in a Pandemic
by Joe Carter
September 23, 2020
The Gospel Coalition.org
The Story: A prominent evangelical church in
Washington, D.C., provides a model for how churches
should fight for religious liberty during the
UPDATE (Oct. 9, 2020): A federal court ruled the
District of Columbia has likely violated the religious
freedom of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and therefore
cannot prevent the congregation from meeting outdoors
with proper safety measures in place.
Imprisons Christians, Then Showcases Book on U.S.
By Robert Spencer
Jul 16, 2020 2:49 PM EST found on pjmedia.com
"War is deceit,” according to a
statement attributed to Muhammad, the prophet of
Islam, and the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran
were taking notes. After stepping up the persecution
of Christians and even carrying out raids and arrests
against them, Iranian authorities paused long enough
to unveil, with great fanfare, a “scholarly” book
about “Islamophobia” in the United States. Yes, that’s
the real problem – and the American establishment
media will nod along in agreement.
Evangelical Focus reported
Tuesday that agents of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary
Guards Corps (IRGC) “arrested at least twelve
Christians, in a coordinated operation that took place
in three different cities. The first arrest took place
on 30 June, in Tehran, when ten intelligence agents
raided the home of a Christian convert where there
were around 30 Christians gathered.”
The agents recorded that raid, but
at a certain point they turned off their cameras and
began abusing the Christians, who were finally
handcuffed, blindfolded, and taken away in a van with
blacked-out windows. They were taken to their homes,
where the IRGC agents searched for Christian material
and beat some of them, along with some of their family
members, including some who had not converted to
Evangelical Focus noted: “It is
believed that, in both raids, the agents were helped
by an informant, who had infiltrated the group of
Christians within the past few months and gained their
All this followed a report in late
June that seven other converts to Christianity had
been sentenced to prison or other punishments,
including exile, fines, and work restrictions, for the
crime of exercising their freedom of conscience.
According to Article18.com “they were each convicted
of the same charge – ‘propaganda against the state’ –
under Article 500 of the Islamic Penal Code, which
provides for up to a year in prison for anyone found
guilty of engaging in ‘any type of propaganda against
the Islamic Republic of Iran or in support of
opposition groups and associations.’”
Mansour Borji of the human rights
advocacy group Article18 stated: “Condemning these
people to prison because of their possession of Bibles
and Christian symbols is a clear demonstration that
Iran’s Foreign Minister and others aren’t telling the
truth when they say that ‘no-one is put in prison in
Iran simply because of their beliefs.’ These people
have done nothing that could be construed as
‘propaganda against the state’ or ‘acting against
national security’, but nevertheless they have been
treated so unjustly.”
Meanwhile, the International Quran News Agency
reported that “a book on political Islamophobia in the
US was unveiled in a ceremony in Tehran on Monday,”
that is, the day before the raids and arrest of twelve
The book in question is entitled Political
Islamophobia at American Institutes: Battling the
Power of Islamic Resistance, and is the
masterwork of University of Tehran Professor Hakimeh
Saghaye-Biriya. The Islamic Human Rights Commission
not in Tehran, but in London, has published
According to the International
Quran News Agency, “it analyses the role of US think
tanks in institutionalizing and fueling Islamophobia
in the US government’s domestic and foreign policies.”
During the ceremony at the International Quran News
Agency in Tehran, Saghaye-Biriya “described
Islamophobia as a branch of racism in the West. She
said at a time when protests against racism have
spread globally, there is a good opportunity to make a
bridge between Islamic resistance and anti-racism
movements in the world.”
During the ceremony, a video
message from Wayne State University’s Saeed Khan was
played; it “hailed the book for providing a good
analysis of the role of political think thanks in US
policy making and understanding the roots of
Islamophobia in the country.”
Back in the real world,
“Islamophobia” is a propaganda neologism designed to
intimidate people into thinking it wrong to oppose
jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women.
Meanwhile, this book, and the
accompanying ceremony, reveals the insidious nature of
the entire “Islamophobia” enterprise. The Iranian
endorsement and propagation of this term, with the
participation of Wayne State University’s Saeed Khan,
recalls another Iranian initiative in academic
propaganda: Carl Ernst, the University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill pseudo-academic whose work on
Islam is so whitewashed, so fawningly apologetic, so
complete in its denial of the jihad doctrine and
Sharia oppression, that he was given an award in 2008
by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the genocide-minded
anti-Semite, who was at that time President of the
Islamic Republic of Iran. Ernst happily flew to Tehran
to accept. The incident was emblematic of how much
American academia has degenerated.
After all, when was the last time
you saw an American academic discuss the Muslim
persecution of Christians, or Iran’s treatment of
religious minorities, or the inconsistency of Iranian
authorities in persecuting Christians while
complaining about “Islamophobia”? That’s right: never.
That’s not what they do in the Antifa indoctrination
factories known as universities these days; they’re
too busy recording video messages applauding Iranian
Robert Spencer is the
director of Jihad Watch
and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom
BLM Protesters Assault Pastor and Ferociously Harass
NY Baptist Churchgoers, Including Children
Several videos posted to social media show both black
and white churchgoers being verbally harassed and
assaulted outside of the Grace Baptist Church in Troy,
The Daily Wire reports the group of protesters
frequently shouted "Black Lives Matter" as they used
several megaphones to scream at families with small
children while going up the church's front steps.
The harassment has continued at the church building
since the end of June, according to reports.
The congregation's leadership has had to ask men from
their church family to help escort members inside
their facility as they have been blocked by BLM
A storm is coming and it has nothing to do with
hurricane season. This is a secular storm of dangerous
ideas threatening our future.
Christianity in America has been declining for
decades, with secularism infiltrating society, even
the Christian church, to some degree.
From threats against religious liberty and redefining
marriage and family, to attacks on the dignity of
human life, today's church is in unprecedented
territory. How should Christians respond to this
In a new book, The Gathering Storm, Albert Mohler,
president of the Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, shares how Christians can meeting that
In an interview on Thursday's 700 Club, Mohler said
that a dramatic shift took place over the course of a
decade on the attitudes about same-sex marriage. He
believes the speed at which Americans accepted this
radical shift on a moral issue such as the definition
of marriage is a hinge to the rapid secularization of
President Trump calls for support for international
religious freedom in new executive order
The president is calling on administration officials
to tackle religious persecution wherever its found.
By Kelsey Dallas
Jun 2, 2020, 3:10pm MDT
SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump reiterated his
support for international religious freedom Tuesday in
an executive order aimed at increasing the government’s
outreach to persecuted people of faith around the world.
The order calls on the secretary of state and other top
officials to prioritize religious freedom in their work
and requests that at least $50 million in foreign
assistance funds be earmarked each year for programs
that serve and protect faith communities.
It also instructs government leaders to offer trainings
on religion to American diplomats working overseas and
to empower them to bring up international religious
freedom issues when meeting with foreign officials.
“Religious freedom for all people worldwide is a foreign
policy priority of the United States, and the United
States will respect and vigorously promote this
freedom,” Trump wrote.
of Ramadan’: Jihadis Kill 584, Injure 587 in
Three Weeks of Holy Month
May 21, 2020
Casualties at the hands of jihadis
during the first three weeks of Ramadan hit a grim
milestone, exceeding 1,000 with 584 fatalities and 587
injuries, data compiled by Breitbart News shows.
This report covers April 24, the first full day of
the holy month, through May 14. On average,
Islamic terrorists killed about 28 people and injured
an estimated 28 others during that three-week period.
There were an estimated 56 casualties, which include
fatalities and injuries, each day.
Islamic terrorist attacks have continued seemingly
undeterred during Ramadan despite the ongoing
pandemic and the associated lockdowns.
Jihadis from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), the
second deadliest-group during the holiest month for
Muslims, have reportedly dubbed their efforts the “Battle of Ramadan.”
This year, the number of casualties, which includes
deaths and injuries, is on pace to exceed those from
The 1,171 casualties (584 fatalities, 587 injuries)
during the first three weeks of the holy month have
already surpassed the 1,087 (531
fatalities, 556 injuries) during the
same period last year by about ten percent.
The Afghan Taliban remains the bloodiest and most
prolific group, with 76 attacks (264 deaths, 278
injuries). Taliban narco-jihadis are responsible
for about half all the attacks and casualties,
During Ramadan’s ongoing month, there have been 164
attacks in 18 countries, the vast majority in
Despite the fall of its so-called caliphate early
last year, ISIS continues to wreak havoc in what some
monitor groups and news outlets have described as a
mainly in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.
ISIS is the second-deadliest terrorist group during
Ramadan, responsible for the most bloody single-day
attack (32 fatalities, 133 injuries), which took place
at a funeral in Afghanistan on May 12.
In the last few weeks, the group has carried out some
of the deadliest attacks in months in Iraq and
This week’s count covers the heinous attack on a maternity
ward in the Afghan capital of Kabul
that left at least 24 people dead, including mothers
and newborns, and 16 people injured. While the U.S. blames ISIS’s wing in Afghanistan
for the attack, Kabul blames the Taliban. Breitbart
News’ Ramadan count did not assign the responsibility
for the attack to either group, but as both potential
culprits subscribe to jihadist ideology, the attack is
almost certainly jihadist in nature.
Early this year, the United States and the Taliban
signed a preliminary agreement
to pave the way for intra-Afghan negotiations and the
withdrawal of U.S.-led foreign forces.
The vast majority of the victims of the Ramadan
attacks are Muslims.
Breitbart News recorded some attacks by militants
from unknown groups using Improvised Explosive Devices
(IED) in areas within the Sahel
region of Africa, Afghanistan,
and Syria, known
be jihadi hotbeds. IED is a preferred weapon of jihadis,
known to urge their members and
supporters to engage in jihad on Ramadan, believing
that martyrs will get extra rewards in paradise.
Despite these attempts, violence is entirely
dissonant with Ramadan for most Muslims. Most of them
follow the tradition of abstaining from eating,
drinking, smoking, having sex, and other physical
needs each day, starting from before the break of dawn
until sunset during Ramadan.
Breitbart News primarily gleans its tally
from the Religion of Peace website and the Armed
Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED)
in coordination with news and government reports.
This report only includes incidents where Breitbart
News has corroborated those reports and online
entities that monitor jihadi activity. It also omits
attacks where the jihadist nature of the perpetrators
is not clear, including attacks where no group has
taken responsibility in an area where terrorists of
non-jihadist ideologies are also present.
The overall number of attacks and the associated
casualties could be higher, given that Breitbart News
is not able to confirm all incidents. Moreover,
monitor groups do not document all terror events
online. Death and injury figures may change as
some victims succumb to their wounds.
For the most part, the tally excludes casualties
suffered by jihadis. Some of the documented incidents
in Syria may inadvertently include deaths and injuries
sustained by rebel groups with Islamic terrorist ties.
All the terrorist attacks so far during Ramadan 2020,
as documented by Breitbart News, include:
Mississippi Church that Refused to Obey Lockdown
Orders Burned Down by Arsonist Who Leaves
burnt ruins of the Greater Union Baptist Church, one
of three that recently burned down in St. Landry
Parish, are seen in Opelousas, La., Wednesday, April
10, 2019. The first fire occurred March 26 at St.
Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, and the second
happened April 2 at Greater Union Baptist Church in
Opelousas. On April 4, Mount Pleasant caught fire.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
some time, a Mississippi church has been defying
government orders to keep lockdown rules in place in
order to hold services as is the American’s
constitutional right to do so. However, one arsonist
took it into his own hands to make churchgoers
suffer for practicing said rights.
to Fox News, the
Holly Springs church was burned down on Wednesday,
and while police are investigating it as an arson,
the arsonist left a message for churchgoers with
First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs in Mississippi burned
early Wednesday morning. The congregation had
been in a legal battle to continue holding
services despite the novel coronavirus outbreak
subsequent lockdown orders.
building went up in flames between 2-4 a.m.
Investigators said the church was spray-painted with
graffiti before an explosion blew out the front of
the building, according to
Fox 13. Maj. Kelly McMillian of
the Marshall Count Sheriff’s Department
confirmed the fire to be a criminal act of arson.
More Society senior counsel and lawyer for the
church, Stephen Crampton, spoke with Fox News about
the fire and said the
perpetrators spray-painted a message that read,
“I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits.”
noted that churches all over the nation have put
targets on their backs thanks to their firm stance
on practicing their right to freedom of religion.
in a time where I don’t think it’s any secret that
there’s a growing hostility toward churches, across
the board,” Crampton said. “And now, here are
churches like First Pentecostal that are sort of
stirring up the waters by being outspoken and
somewhat firm about seeking to protect their
added, “They’ve had bad comments [sent their way] on
social media. … There is just a segment that takes
issue with the church standing up, and the church
just being the church.”
discussed interviewing Michael Flynn 'to get him
to lie' and 'get him fired,' handwritten notes
April 29, 2020
new internal FBI documents unsealed Wednesday show
that top bureau officials discussed their
motivations for interviewing then-national security
adviser Michael Flynn in the White
House in January 2017 -- and openly questioned
if their "goal" was "to get him to lie, so we
can prosecute him or get him fired."
handwritten notes -- written by the FBI's
former head of counterintelligence Bill
Priestap after a meeting with then-FBI Director
James Comey and then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew
McCabe, Fox News is told -- further
suggested that agents planned in the
alternative to get Flynn "to admit to breaking the
Logan Act" when he spoke to then-Russian
Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential
Logan Act is an obscure statute that has never been
used in a criminal prosecution; enacted in 1799 in
an era before telephones, it was intended to prevent
individuals from falsely claiming to represent the
United States government abroad.
is our goal?" one of the notes read.
"Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can
prosecute him or get him fired?"
handwritten notes are devastating evidence of an
effort to disregard all standing protocols and
rules, Sidney Powell said
we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give
facts to DOJ + have them decide," another
note read. Constitutional law professor
Jonathan Turley called the document's implications
memo appears to weigh the pros and cons of pursuing
those different paths. "I don't see how getting
someone to admit their wrongdoing is going easy on
him," one note reads. Flynn did not
ultimately admit to wrongdoing in the
document indicates that the agents at least
discussed the merits of a by-the-book approach:
"If we’re seen as playing games, WH [White House]
will be furious."
strongly suggested the agents weren't truly
concerned about Flynn's intercepted contacts with
Kislyak during the presidential transition period,
except as a pretext.
'This is deeper than a cover-up': Rose McGowan
denounces Democratic party, calls the media a cult
McGowan is angry over
the hypocrisy on sexual allegations against Joe
The Blaze by Carlos Garcia April 29, 2020
Actress Rose McGowan denounced the Democrat party and
the media in an emotional post calling both a "cult"
that only pretended to be "the good guys."
McGowan, who sounded the alarm against sexual predator
Harvey Weinstein but went unheeded, posted her comments
on social media on Wednesday.
"I used to be a proud Democrat. I would have died for
this damned country & its ideals. I was raised to be
a proud Democrat," she said, explaining how much she
supported the party in her youth.
"And I was always told it was the Democratic Party that
were the good guys, that our papers were [the New York
Times] and [the Washington Post] & we as a family
loved listening to [All Things Considered] & we'd
talk about how much we loved [Ira Glass'] voice," she
"But now i know too much," McGowan said.
"And I feel really quite a sense of loss tonight. I am
not a cynical person, but America goddamn. Republicans
have always been painted as the bad guys, and i've
always seen them more as a cult, but now i realize so
are the democrats and the media. Macro and micro," she
"This is deeper than a cover-up," McGowan concluded.
"And I'm sad because there's death around all corners
& shadows in the daytime. It hurts."
McGowan did not elaborate on why she was denouncing the
Democrat party, but it was likely because so many on the
left were defending Joe Biden against allegations of
sexual assault. In another tweet from Monday, McGowan
excoriated Biden over the assault claims.
"Answer your taxpayers, answer Tara Reade, stop speaking
through your manager," she said.
"You are a creep. You know it," McGowan added. "We know
it. I know it. Tara definitely knows it."
Click here to read the article on The Blaze
FAUCI AND BIRX BOTH HAVE BIG-MONEY BILL GATES
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Faces of coronavirus pandemic response connected to
(your)NEWS by Patrick Howley April 4, 2020
President Donald Trump is fighting to find a medical
solution for Coronavirus in the short term, expressing
hope that the anti-malaria drug
Chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine can help patients
suffering from the Chinese virus.
The truth is that President Donald Trump is locked in
an intense power struggle with Bill Gates, who is
pushing his vaccines, which may not be available to
the public until after November’s election. Gates has
a lot of pull in the medical world, he has a
multi-million dollar relationship with Dr. Fauci, and
Fauci originally took the Gates line supporting
vaccines and casting doubt on Chloroquine.
Coronavirus response team member Dr. Deborah Birx,
appointed by former president Obama to serve as United
States Global AIDS Coordinator, also sits on the board
of a group that has received billions from Gates’
foundation, and Birx reportedly used a disputed Bill
Gates-funded model for the White Houses’ Coronavirus
effort. Gates is a big proponent for a population
lockdown scenario for the Coronavirus outbreak.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
(NIAID, a division of National Institutes of Health,
NIH) director Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is represented by
the Aurumn Speakers Bureau, initially criticized
Trump’s hopeful assessment of Chloroquine, saying in
an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that “There’s
no magic drug for coronavirus right now,” and
lectured, “Let me put it into perspective for the
viewers .. there has been anecdotal non-proven data
that it [chloroquine] works… but when you have an
uncontrolled trial you can never definitely say that
But now Fauci has changed his tune and launched a
public relations campaign huddling closer to Trump.
Fauci said that he would definitely prescribe
Chloroquine for patients. “Yeah, of course,
particularly if people have no other option. These
drugs are approved drugs for other reasons. They’re
anti-malaria drugs, and they’re drugs against certain
autoimmune diseases like lupus. Physicians throughout
the country can prescribe that in an off-label way.
Which means they can write it for something it was not
U.S. government jumps in to protect church rights
'There is no pandemic exception to the fundamental
liberties the Constitution safeguards'
World Net Daily By WND staff
April 14, 2020
Joining a lawsuit by a Baptist church, the U.S.
Justice Department is warning officials in Greenville,
Mississippi, they must recognize "there is no pandemic
exception to the fundamental liberties the
Constitution safeguards" in their response to the
"Individual rights secured by the Constitution do not
disappear during a public health crisis," the DOJ said
in a brief filed in a case brought by Temple Baptist
Church against the city.
"These individual rights, including the protections in
the Bill of Rights made applicable to the states
through the 14th Amendment, are always in force and
restrain government action."
The church sued after the city fined people for
sitting in their cars in the church parking lot to
listen to a sermon by the pastor broadcast through a
The Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Temple
"In Greenville, you can be in your car with the
windows rolled down at a drive-in restaurant, but you
can’t be in your car with the windows rolled up at a
drive-in church service," said ADF spokesman Ryan
"To target churches that way is both nonsensical and
unconstitutional," he said. "This is why we have asked
the court for a temporary restraining order to
immediately halt enforcement of the city’s order while
our lawsuit moves forward, and it’s also why the U.S.
government has filed a statement of interest that
urges the court to rule in the church’s favor."
First Liberty Institute is representing King James
Bible Baptist in Greenville and On Fire Christian
Church in Louisville in similar cases.
"We welcome Attorney General Barr's defense of
religious liberty during this critical time," said
spokesman Kelly Shackelford. "In too many instances,
as religious Americans have sought to abide by
important public health guidelines during this
pandemic they have been singled out for restrictions
that go beyond what the CDC requires. We are grateful
to the attorney general and the Department of Justice
for assisting in the defense of religious liberty for
'Shocking' list of what's killed the most people in
Coronavirus is at bottom of list compared to
World Net Daily By Joe Kovacs Published April 1, 2020 at 5:09pm
With millions of Americans concerned about
coronavirus, radio host Rush Limbaugh is providing
some perspective on the actual number of fatalities
from COVID-19 compared to those from other causes.
On his Wednesday broadcast, Limbaugh cited a list from
worldometers.info that rounded up the worldwide deaths
from Jan. 1 through March 25 of 2020: "Coronavirus: 21,000 deaths. Seasonal flu: 113,000. Malaria: 228,000. Suicide: 249,000. Traffic fatalities, 313, almost 314,000 deaths. HIV/AIDS, 391,000 deaths. Alcohol related deaths, 581,000. Smoking-related deaths, 1,162,000. Cancer deaths, 1,909,000 deaths. Deaths attributed to starvation, 2,382,000
deaths. And death by abortion, 9,900,000."
"I'm not trying to make any correlation," Limbaugh
"I'm not trying to say, 'Hey, we're overreacting to
coronavirus death.' I'm just giving you the stats
here. You can react to these stats however you wish."
He added: "You still have some really shocking
numbers. Because we don't talk about it. We got
suicide hotlines. We try to teach people to drive
safely. We do whatever we do with HIV/AIDS. We tell
people to drink responsibly, tell people not to smoke,
try to devise cancer treatments, we try to feed
Limbaugh even mentioned efforts by his hometown of
Palm Beach, Florida: "The town website where I live is
chiding people for being on the beach, for standing
too close together while their dogs are pooping. I
mean, you wouldn't believe it. I've seen it all."
March 5, 2020
The RELIGION OF PEACE website should be pinned to
the top of this page for it provides the most recent and
comprehensive accounting of the evils perpetrated by
A March 2, 2020 article in the British The Guardian
notes the recent casualties in Afghanistan since the end
of the partial "reduction of violence".
A March 5, 2020 article in the Jerusalem Post notes "The
Executive Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Ken
Roth, accepted a major donation from a Saudi real estate
tycoon by promising not to support advocacy of the LGBT
community in the Middle East and North Africa."
An easy name to remember, https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
is your go-to place to keep track of the treacherous
Planned Parenthood alone will murder 345,000
children this year. Some of those children will be
born and butchered alive...and it's legal.
I've been asked a lot lately why we at Liberty Counsel
are pushing so hard to enact the Born-Alive Bill into
law. The most common question we receive is "Why do
we need a new law — aren't babies protected from murder
The sad truth is that there exists a loophole in our
legal system whereby survivors of abortion — fully born,
living, breathing infants — are not treated as actual,
living human beings in the eyes of the law.
Worse yet, as our client Sandra Merritt exposed in her
earth-shattering videos, unscrupulous abortionists are
taking advantage of this loophole in order to deliver
babies alive — then chopping their living bodies up for
sale to the "research" market because organs
harvested from living babies command a higher sale price
than organs harvested from aborted corpses.
The sheer number of such questions we have fielded
lately underscores the ever-present need for what we do
here at Liberty Counsel. The cases we handle — like
Sandra Merritt's — are just as important as the
education we provide to the public, to the members of
Congress and to the Trump administration.
The Lord has called all of us here at Liberty Counsel to
be defenders of truth. But without you, we can neither
defend the legal rights of Christians under attack in
the courtroom, nor can we defend the rights of the
unborn in Washington, DC, by educating elected officials
on the horrors of abortion.
Over 60 million children have been lost to abortion in
America since 1973's unconstitutional Roe V. Wade
ruling. As I mentioned earlier, Planned Parenthood alone
will butcher another 345,000 this year. And some of
those children will continue to be butchered ALIVE.
Please, help fund the fight for their lives today.
Tuesday's cloture vote on the Born-Alive bill, which was
needed to end the Democrat filibuster preventing a full
vote, did not go our way. BUT we made a lot of progress
in pulling reluctant legislators to our side on this
issue, including earning the votes of all six "swing"
We will continue to fight the Democrat filibuster, even
as we work to change the hearts and minds of every
representative and senator in the United States
Congress. Our fight will not be finished until every
baby enjoys the right to life, liberty and the pursuit
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Disney Announces First Official LGBTQ Character in
February 27, 2020 American Family AFA.net
Let Disney know your family won't see this movie!
Alerting all parents! We need your help to make sure as
many people as possible are aware of Disney pushing the
LGBTQ agenda on families, particularly children, in the
upcoming animated movie Onward, set to hit theaters
Friday, March 6.
The character of Officer Specter, voiced by openly gay
Lena Waithe, is a purple lesbian Cyclops whose dialogue
reveals her sexuality. In one scene, Specter and her
police partner Officer Gore, voiced by Ali Wong, pull
over a driver who claims he was distracted by the bad
behavior of his girlfriend’s sons. Specter empathizes by
saying, "My girlfriend's daughter got me pulling my hair
There have been numerous attempts by Disney to
indoctrinate children with the LGBTQ agenda discretely
and now more overtly. In 2019, Disney proudly admitted
to there being a gay couple in the animated children's
series Star Wars Resistance.
In the past, there were mostly speculations about the
inclusion of LGBTQ characters by Disney. For example,
Disney's Finding Dory (2016) briefly depicts a lesbian
couple in one scene. The live-action remake of Beauty
and the Beast (2017) continued testing the waters with a
brief implication that LeFou was gay. And more recently,
Toy Story 4 (2019) showed two moms in the background
dropping their child off at school then returning to
pick up the child, who hugs them. It is obvious that the
child has two mothers, and they are parenting together.
These scenes are subtle in order to desensitize
children. But now Disney has traded its subtlety for
click here to read the article in its entirety.
Shocking Honesty: Virginia Democrats Really Are
25 February 2020
The Family Foundation
Gone are the [short-lived] days of “You can have
religious liberty as long as you keep it inside the four
walls of your church.” Even that sentiment has now
become a relic of the past. Now it’s about making sure
that churches, religious schools, and nonprofit
ministries with Biblical and historical viewpoints can
no longer continue to function consistent with their
core faith tenets. As the new Democrat majority has made
crystal clear over and over throughout this process,
they truly do intend to use the coercive power of the
state to purge many religious groups of their basic
religious orientation and identity – all in the name of
elevating the notions of disordered sexual orientation
Yesterday, as Democrats passed SB 868 (D-Ebbin) 54-46 on
the House floor, we witnessed yet another revealing
round of “Simon Says.” Delegate Marcus Simon
(D-Fairfax), increasingly acting as spokesperson for his
fellow Democrats, continues to squelch all doubts as to
the intent and the impacts of their SOGI (Sexual
Orientation- Gender Identification) legislation for
faith-based individuals and organizations who maintain
traditional, orthodox and frankly just scientific
positions about the nature of marriage and human
sexuality. Delegate Simon AGAIN made it emphatically
clear that the primary purpose of their main SOGI bill
is to prevent religious groups, including churches,
synagogues, and schools from operating in accordance
with their core faith tenets in the areas of sexual
conduct and identity.
This youtube video from
a 2010 panel discussion that includes
Franklin Graham, also features Anjem
Choudary a radical Islamist miscreant who
just last year (2019) got out of jail after
three years incarcerated in the U.K. As time
passses a number of his toadies are also
Ten years have passed,
and God Bless America!, the Islamic flag has
not yet flown over the White House, or the
British Parliament as Choudary predicted.
But we must remain vigilant and know that
this evil enemy does not rest.
Dr. Dobson: we Must Support
Initiatives That Promote Religious Liberty
in US and Around the World
We are facing an epidemic of
religious persecution worldwide, unlike
anything seen in modern history. A recent
report prepared for the British government
found that an estimated 80% of this
persecution is being perpetrated on followers
of Christ. Indeed, this report found that
religious oppression was “arguably coming
close to meeting the international definition
255 Christians are killed 104 are abducted 180 Christian women are raped, sexually
harassed or forced into marriage 66 churches are attacked 160 Christians are detained without
trial and imprisoned
These statistics represent
individual followers of Christ. Have you heard
their stories? Do you pray for the families of
martyrs who die for their faith? Their plight
But there is hope.
In September, President Donald
Trump delivered a historic address at the
United Nations on the issue of religious
freedom. Because his message was largely
ignored by the media, I am posting an excerpt
below. What you will read here is
The United States is founded on
the principle that our rights do not come from
government; they come from God. This immortal
truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of
Independence and enshrined in the First
Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of
Rights. Our founders understood that no right
is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous,
and virtuous society than the right to follow
one’s religious convictions.
Regrettably, the religious
freedom enjoyed by American citizens is rare
in the world. Approximately 80% of the world’s
population lives in countries where religious
liberty is threatened, restricted or even
Today, with one clear voice, the
United States of America calls upon the
nations of the world to end religious
Constitution': Trump Marks Major Milestone
with Appointment of 150th Federal Judge
WASHINGTON – President Trump just celebrated
the appointment of his 150th federal judge on
Wednesday – a huge milestone that will have a
lasting impact long after the president leaves
These lifetime appointments will impact the
federal judiciary for decades to come on big
issues like abortion to religious rights.
"A truly momentous achievement," Trump said.
"They will uphold our Constitution as written.
These distinguished men and women are some of
the most gifted scholars, respected jurists,
and finest legal minds ever placed on the
Of the 179 positions on the circuit court, 43
are occupied by President Trump's nominees.
Four seats are currently open with five more
expected to become vacant soon.
In comparison, President Obama nominated 55
circuit judges during his entire 8 years in
"Percentage wise you'll never beat one man and
you know who that is, George Washington,
100%," said Trump. "But in terms of, I would
like to say quality and quantity, we are going
to be just about number one by the time we
But confirming these nominees hasn't always
Democrats and liberal groups have ramped up
their opposition against conservatives, like
Amy Coney Barrett who was criticized for her
And most recently, Lawrence VanDyke was
accused by the ABA of bias against LGBTQ
"He's done work for groups like Alliance for
Defending Freedom and that flags him as oh you
must be someone who will be unfair for example
to LGBT litigants before him which he said
they unfairly said that he wouldn't say he
would be fair to all litigants and that's not
true," Judicial Crisis Network Carrie Severino
said. "(VanDyke said), 'I believe everyone is
made in the image and likeness of God and they
need to be treated equally'."
Severino was in the East Room during what she
calls an "exciting milestone for the
president," pointing out that it's not just
the Supreme Court that makes historic rulings.
"People don't realize more than 99% of cases
end at the appellate courts, they don't get to
the Supreme Court," said Severino.
Trump has also placed two of the nine seats on
the US Supreme Court. A move Republican
lawmakers say will define his time in office.
"The defining moment of your presidency for me
was the Kavanaugh hearing," said Sen. Lindsey
Graham (R-SC). "This room would be empty if we
had failed Brett Kavanaugh."
Sweden: One in Four Women are
Afraid to Leave Their Homes
Fear being assaulted or threatened.
7 October, 2019
Paul Joseph Watson
According to a new survey, almost a quarter
of Swedish women are afraid to leave their
homes over fears they will be attacked or
“15.3 percent of people aged 16 or older
stated that they did not want to go out in the
evening out of concern about being assaulted
or threatened. Among women, the proportion was
almost 25 percent,” reports Statistics Sweden.
As we reported back in August, sales of pepper
spray in some areas of Sweden have surged as
much as 90 per cent amidst concerns over the
country’s rape problem.
After a string of four sexual assaults and
rapes in the span of five nights, Swedish
police in numerous cities advised women to not
walk alone at night and to go home early.
Figures released last year found that 58 per
cent of convicted rapists and 85 per cent of
all convicted assault rapists in Sweden were
born outside of Europe.
In cases where the victim did not know the
attacker, the proportion of foreign offenders
was more than 80 per cent. Nearly 40 per cent
of the convicted rapists are from the Middle
East or from Africa, areas of the world from
which Sweden has accepted large numbers of
migrants in recent years.
A study by the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet
found that 88 per cent of gang rapists in the
Scandinavian country over the last six years
have had a migrant background.
Other figures show that migrants from
Muslim-majority nations commit 84 per cent of
“very violent” rapes in Sweden.
A BBC investigation has uncovered a
secret world of sexual exploitation of
children and young women by religious figures.
Clerics are grooming vulnerable girls in Iraq
and offering them for sex, using a
controversial religious practice known as
Warning: Some readers may find some of these
Rusul woke to find herself alone. Her new
husband had gone. The marriage had lasted just
It wasn't the teenager's first marriage. It
wasn't even her second, third or fourth. In
fact she's been married too many times for her
Rusul's harrowing way of life was triggered by
an encounter when she was at work... Click
here if you have the stomach for it to
read the report about an ongoing practice
of the religion of peace in its
entirety at the BBC website.
Oct. 3, 2019 A recent CBS poll addressed the most
recent "impeachment" attack on President
Trump by the Washington swamp. The results
of the poll show more about the intent of
the mainstream broadcast network to shape
opinion rather than to enumerate
people's opinions. Sharyl Attkisson took a
close look at this CBS poll. Their own
results indicate that most people
recognize these "impeachment" proceedings
are just another attempt to harrass the
president, and overturn the people's
choice of president in the 2016 election.
CBS Poll Shows
Majority Of Americans Across All Parties
Think Latest Impeachment Talk Just To Hurt
"As media outlets rushed to
report recent polls showing Americans favor
an impeachment inquiry into President Donald
Trump, a closer examination of those polls
reveals far more about their bias.
It first should be noted that
it is expected that after weeks of the media
blasting headlines about Trump’s alleged
crimes and violations it comes as no
surprise that polls indicate Americans also
think Trump has committed crimes. Former CBS
reporter Sharyl Attkisson went a step
further, diving into the CBS poll, which
showed a majority of Americans favored the
impeachment of Trump.
Attkisson looked into the poll
for her column at The Hill, and discovered
that while a majority did claim they favored
an impeachment inquiry into Trump (55% to
45%), the poll overly sampled Democrats.
“A check of the poll data
shows it interviewed 124 more Democrats than
Republicans. That’s a statistically
significant difference — 6 percentage points
more Democrats than Republicans,” Attkisson
wrote. “Assuming, for the sake of argument,
that Democrats and Republicans generally
respond along party lines, a sample that
looked at 6 percentage points more
Republicans instead of Democrats would blow
the ‘headline’ that ‘a majority of
Americans’ favors the impeachment inquiry.
It would, theoretically, change the
pro-impeachment inquiry majority to a
minority: 49 percent favoring the
impeachment inquiry, and 51 percent
Finally, Attkisson pointed
out, a majority from each party – Democrats,
Republicans, and Independents – said they
believed the “primary goal of the Democrats’
impeachment inquiry is to ‘politically
damage Donald Trump’s presidency and his
Of course, this doesn’t mean
everything is looking positive for Trump,
but as Attkisson concluded: “we already are
seeing the continuation of a trend that
proved problematic in 2015 and 2016: polls
being used to try to shape public opinion,
rather than to measure it.”
He champions the issue at the U.N. more
vigorously than any of his predecessors.
Wall Street Journal Opinion/Commentary By Kelsey Zorzi Sept. 23, 2019 6:55 pm ET
President Trump isn’t known as a champion of
human rights, but on Monday he became the
first American president to convene a meeting
at the United Nations on religious freedom. He
kicked off the U.N. General Assembly’s annual
session with a “Global Call to Protect
Flanked by Secretary-General António Guterres
and Vice President Mike Pence, the president
declared: “No right is more fundamental to a
peaceful, prosperous, flourishing society than
religious freedom, yet it is rare around the
world. As we speak, many people of faith are
being jailed, murdered, often at the hands of
their own government.” More than 80% of the
world’s population lived in nations that
restrict religious freedom as of 2009, and the
situation hasn’t improved, according to Pew
Mr. Trump is also scheduled to hold bilateral
meetings with several world leaders, including
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.
Administration officials say he will speak to
them about violations of the human rights of
religious minorities, including Christians.
Topics will likely include Pakistan’s
blasphemy laws and Egypt’s Islamic extremist
Mr. Trump’s call to action was the culmination
of a series of advances on international
religious freedom over the past two years.
U.S. officials at the U.N. have repeatedly
issued statements indicating that religious
freedom is America’s top human-rights
priority. In July the State Department hosted
its second annual Ministerial to Advance
Religious Freedom in Washington. Officials
from more than 100 countries and more than
1,000 civil-society leaders gathered to
discuss the subject. Mr. Trump played a
pivotal role in several religious-freedom
victories, including the acquittal of Asia
Bibi, a Pakistani Christian accused of
blasphemy, and the freeing of Pastor Andrew
Brunson after two years in Turkish captivity.
Mr. Brunson attended Monday’s event.
At the U.N., Mr. Trump announced that the U.S.
is committing $25 million to religious-freedom
efforts and launching a coalition of
businesses for religious freedom. A few weeks
ago the administration launched the
International Religious Freedom Alliance, the
first international body devoted to advancing
religious freedom. The alliance is intended to
“build on efforts to date and bring
like-minded countries together to confront
challenges of international religious
freedom,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said
in his keynote address at the July
After the U.S. pulled out from the U.N. Human
Rights Council last year, some wondered if the
U.S. would withdraw from the U.N. altogether.
Mr. Trump has now made clear that he intends
to engage the U.N. system where it has
potential to make a positive impact on those
suffering human-rights abuses, particularly
abuses of the right to freedom of religion. As
the president said, it’s an issue of “urgent
moral duty” for all nations.
Linda Sarsour Is Now
Bernie Sander’s Campaign Surrogate
The Clarion Project by Meira Svirsky September 11, 2019
Bernie Sanders has teamed up with Linda
Sarsour, who is now working as Sander’s
Linda Sarsour is an Islamist activist with
ties to Muslim Brotherhood and terror-linked
organizations, sharia-apologist and
self-identified feminist (except, we might
assume, when her feminist stances would
conflict with sharia law – which we can assume
is quite often).
Quite the personality for a candidate for the
American president to be aligned with.
Yet for us, the voters, it’s nice to have such
clarity about a candidate. Click
here to read the article in it's entirety at
the Clarion Project.
Ilhan Omar Challenged in Minnesota by Muslim
The Clarion Project September 8, 2019
Muslim reformers are challenging the Islamist
narrative Congresswoman Ilhan Omar represents
— and they’re taking this challenge straight
to her district in Minnesota by holding a
“Muslim town hall.”
The video is a dig at Omar who bashed Ani
Zonneveld, president of Muslims for
Progressive Values, for asking Omar a question
about female genital mutilation (FGM).
Zonneveld asked Omar to make a statement
against FGM, to which Omar launched into a
tirade against Zonneveld, calling her request
an “appalling question.” Please
click here to read the full article
including the video.
Hard to imagine a
woman in the West making this defense, but
Canadian Muslim Scholar Explains Why
Pedophilia is Ok in Islam
Florida- Federal indictment: Suspect sent
bomb threats to judges 'for cause of Islamic
Jeffrey Schweers Tallahassee Democrat Published 11:20 a.m. ET June 20, 2019 |
Updated 12:24 p.m. ET June 20, 2019
A former inmate at Blackwater River Correctional
Institution in Milton claimed he threatened to
blow up the secretary of state and several
judges around Florida "for the cause of the
Islamic State," a federal indictment issued this
Noah D. Stirn, 24, was indicted on 12 counts
June 18 relating to letters to state and federal
agencies he allegedly sent out while a state
inmate between April and May. The letters
threatened to use "C4" and "car bombs" to do
harm to public officials, Lawrence Keefe, U.S.
Attorney for the Northern District of Florida,
He was originally charged by a criminal
complaint sworn out by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation. The FBI affidavit said Stirn
admitted to writing threatening letters to the
Florida Secretary of State, the Social Security
Administration, and several U.S. courts in
Pensacola, Miami, Gainesville, Panama City and
“Truth is great and will prevail if left
to herself, that she is the proper and
sufficient antagonist to error, and has
nothing to fear from the conflict, unless
by human interposition disarmed of her
natural weapons, free argument and debate;
errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is
permitted freely to contradict them.”
May 30, 2019 United States
It is pretty clear that a group of
Somali teenagers were up to some
intimidating mischief one May 17, 2019,
Friday evening recently at a train station
in Minneapolis. There were probably about
8-10 of them, some were "ring leaders" and
some no doubt hangers-on.Several
were identified and arrested, not much has
been said partially because of their youth.Looking
at the following news and opinion links,
you’ll be able to judge the editorial bias
of the publishers.
Snopes, the long time bastion of
liberal truth and fiction, minimizes
the event because it doesn’t help the
liberal agenda when immigrant youths
misbehave. Snopes was quick to note that
there was no racial motivation- Snopes being
the only source I found that mentioned
As the ostrich with its head in the
sand, some reporting veered far around the
fact that young Muslim Somali immigrants
were not assimilating into our peaceful
culture. Other websites did note the facts.
The “progressive” leftists were quick to
note that the physical violence resulting
from their "hammers" or "bars" may not have
been as great as some (evidently
fear-mongering islamaphobic) sources
The local government and agencies
seemed to minimize the event, the ostrich
posture no doubt beneficial to their tourist
and university treasuries’ interests.
If you have some time on your
hands, visit these websites for a reminder
or lesson in information and
Is "FAKE-NEWS" in the eye of beholder? Pray for
wisdom and discernment, as we are bombarded with
assaults of various kinds including
leftist controlled media.
Clarence Thomas: Abortion for eugenics 'not
Posted By Bob Unruh
On 05/28/2019 @ 12:48 pm
at World Net Daily
Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday bluntly
warned the other justices on the U.S. Supreme
Court they need to start acting on various
abortion-law cases because of the industry’s
threat “to achieve eugenic goals.”
That, he warned in a concurring opinion, “is not
The case centered on a law in Indiana that
banned abortions based on sex or disability and
required the state to ensure deceased unborn
infants are provided a “proper burial.”
A lower court blocked the law, and the Supreme
Court on Tuesday allowed the requirement for
“proper burial” but continued a block on the ban
on eugenics in abortions.
One nation faces brand-new terror dilemma in
World Net Daily On 05/27/2019 @ 6:27 pm
The Netherlands now has two Islamic middle
schools, and one has ties to terrorism, reports
the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Terror expert Jelle van Buuren of Leiden
University told IPT that when “we used to talk
about jihad, we were always fixated on bombs and
“Now, we find ourselves looking more at
intolerance, and the spread of ideologies. The
problem is: if you arrest someone with a
Kalashnikov, it’s basic. But what do you do with
clubs that use democratic rights to undermine
Writing for IPT, Abigail Esman, author of
“Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over
Democracy in the West,” said it was Dutch
intelligence and counterterrorism agencies that
determined in March that one of the schools has
a tie to violent jihad.
The “Equality Act” Specifically Targets
By Gregory S. Baylor Alliance Defending Freedom May 23, 2019
The badly misnamed “Equality Act” was introduced
in both houses of Congress in March, and it was
passed by the House of Representatives in May.
If passed by the Senate and signed into law, it
would add “sexual orientation” and “gender
identity” as protected classes to existing laws
banning discrimination in places of public
accommodation (like hotels and restaurants),
employment, housing, and by recipients of
federal financial assistance (among other
But what many might not realize is that this
legislation specifically targets our
constitutional right to religious freedom.
Jihad Watch May 21, 2019 1:00 pm By Daniel Greenfield
Siraj Wahhaj has been in the news lately
because of the family terrorist training
camps. He’s also an unindicted co-onspirator
in the World Trade Center bombing.
of course, the Philly Tribune runs an
uncomplicated photo montage of him encouraging
the “Muslim community” to go out there and
vote.“Imam Siraj Wahhaj encourages members of
the Muslim community to get out and vote.”
we know what kind of political system the Imam
is in favor of and it’s not democracy.“Islam
is better than democracy. Allah will cause his
deen [Islam as a complete way of life], Islam,
to prevail over every kind of system, and you
know what? It will happen.
you came from, you came to America. And you
came for one reason—for one reason only—to
establish Allah’s deen [Islam as a complete
way of life], as a servant of Allah.”
has long supported every facet of Sharia Law,
including its call for brutal punishments like
the removal of one’s hands as the penalty for
theft, and death by stoning as the penalty for
adultery. By Wahhaj’s reckoning, such harsh
measures are wholly justified by Islamic
scripture. As he proclaimed in a May 1992
sermon: “I would cut off the hands of my own
daughter [if she stole] because Allah stands
for Justice.” On another occasion, Wahhaj
said: “If Allah says 100 strikes, 100 strikes
it is. If Allah says cut off their hand, you
cut off their hand. If Allah says stone them
to death, through the Prophet Muhammad, then
you stone them to death, because it’s the
obedience of Allah and his messenger—nothing
if the media actually reporting on Imams the
way it reports on traditional Christian and
Lest anyone think Islam is a “cruel religion,” a
Qatari sociologist has uploaded a video to an
Arabic YouTube channel in which he demonstrates
the proper “Islamic” way to beat one’s wife.
Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazraj Al-Ansari, who uploaded
the video March 29 to the Al-Mojtama YouTube
channel, explained husbands don’t need to beat
their wives frequently, but occasionally it’s
necessary “out of love” so that “life can move
on,” according to the Middle East Media Research
Institute, which translated the video from
“How does a husband beat his wife? He gives her
a disciplinary beating out of love. He loves
her. The beating should be light, and must make
the wife feel her femininity and her husband’s
masculinity,” Al-Ansari said.
In the video, he demonstrates with a boy, Nayef,
who presumably is his son.
Muslim Militants Kill 120 Christians in
March 16, 2019
The recent death toll of Christians in
Nigeria has reached 120 with this week’s
slaughter of more than 50 by Fulani Muslim
militants in the Kaduna state of Nigeria, the
Christian Post reported.
The Fulani jihadists, who have become a greater
threat to Nigerian Christians than the Islamist
terror group Boko Haram, stormed the villages of
Inkirimi, Dogonnoma, and Ungwan Gora in the
Kajuru Local Government Area last Monday,
destroying 143 homes, killing 52 people, and
wounding dozens more.
The assailants reportedly split into three
groups, the first of which fired upon the
people, the second set fire to buildings, and
the third chased down people fleeing from the
scene. Victims of the assault included women and
Monday’s incident followed an attack the day
before in the Ungwan Barde village in Kajuru,
where 17 Christians were killed and dozens of
homes were burned.
In the first week of March, Muslim extremists
massacred more than 30 Christians in Karamar
village, setting fire to several houses and a
church. The terrorists reportedly shot at
families trying to escape the fire, killing 32.
The spate of recent attacks against communities
has taken place within the predominantly
Christian Adara chiefdom of southern Kaduna.
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai,
has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the Kajuru
Local Government Area to try to contain the
In late February, militants attacked the Maro
village, killing 38 Christians and torching
homes as well as a Christian church.
by FRC Action senior
writers frcaction.org March 14, 2019
The original U.S.
Constitution can survive a bomb, a massive
fire -- even a nuclear blast. But can it
survive the House majority’s agenda? Based on
their latest bill, no one is quite sure.
Some reporters at yesterday’s Equality Act
press conference wondered if they were at a
party. And in retrospect, maybe they were --
the Left’s farewell to the First Amendment.
Religious liberty and free speech have had a
good run, but as far as Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s
(D-Calif.) concerned, they’ve stood in the
Left’s way long enough. It’s time to get back
to the business of controlling how every
American thinks, speaks, and acts on issues of
human sexuality. (How ironic that these same
people accused Republicans of being fixated on
Most people were outraged by Barack Obama’s
nationwide bathroom mandate, but that’s a
conservative love pat compared to the boom
Democrats are trying to lower on mainstream
morality. If you can imagine a country without
women’s sports, boys and girls restrooms,
gender-specific pronouns, privacy, parental
rights, workplace dress codes, business
autonomy, Christian wedding vendors, and
conscience protections -- you’ve got the
Equality Act. It’s a world that hunts down and
punishes anyone who thinks differently from
the Left on gender or sexuality. And that
includes schools, businesses, food banks,
adoption agencies, homeless shelters, day
cares, faith-based ministries, and government
Picture walking into your child’s preschool
for mandatory transgender story hour. Or think
about your teenage daughter finishing gym
class and being forced to shower and change
with biological boys. Imagine being fired for
calling someone “him.” ...
11 Christians Killed Every Day for Their
Decision to Follow Jesus
By Lindy Lowry opendoorusa.org March 13, 2019
The Christian persecution we read about in
Scripture and history books is not a thing of
the past. It still exists. Today, in the 21st
century, we are living in a time when
persecution against Christian believers is the
highest in modern history. According to Open
Doors’ 2019 World Watch List—an in-depth
investigative report focusing on global
Christian persecution—persecution is increasing
at an alarming rate. Research for the List
indicates that each day, a staggering 11
Christians are killed for their faith in the top
50 countries ranked on the World Watch List.
Charges Dropped Against Christian Pastor
Arrested at Mall of America
By Anthony Gockowski The Minnesota Sun March 9, 2019
Ramin Parsa, a Christian pastor who was arrested
at the Mall of America in August and charged
with trespassing, was cleared of all charges
during a court hearing Thursday.
“Praise the Lord! The prosecution is suspended,
no more criminal charges, pleaded not guilty.
Thank you so much for your prayers. We have
resolved the criminal case and the city is not
going to prosecute me further, so the city is
out of it,” Parsa wrote on Facebook.
As The Minnesota Sun reported, Parsa runs
Redemptive Love Ministries in Los Angeles, but
visited Minnesota in August. While in the state,
he took a trip to the Mall of America and ended
up in what he has called a “random” conversation
with two Somali women.
CAIR leaders block reporter from Muslim
has new allies on Capitol Hill
March 9, 2019
...I reported on CAIR & Linda Sarsour
anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, lobbying. CAIR reps
& backers acted as bouncers to Rashida
Tlaib’s office, blocking me from entry, then
taunting me. Done, they returned to their base.
— Asra Q. Nomani, PI March 7,
Video is circulating on social media
showing far-left Muslim activist Linda Sarsour,
a co-founder of the Women’s March, ordering
accompanying leaders of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations to block a reporter
from entering the office of freshmen Muslim Rep.
Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
The Investigative Project on Terrorism reported
Asra Nomani, a former Wall Street journal
reporter and a leader in the Muslim Reform
Movement, documented her attempt to enter
(See video here: https://twitter.com/AsraNomani/status/1103498928488697856/video/1)
On Tuesday, February 19, 2019,
Leah Sharibu was one year in the custody of
Boko Haram’s Islamic State of West Africa
Province (ISWAP) faction. The 16-year-old
student was abducted by the sect from
Government Girls Science and Technical
School in Dapchi, Yobe State along with
about 110 other schoolgirls.
Out of this number, Leah
Sharibu is the only schoolgirl ISWAP has
refused to let go because, according to
reports, she resisted an attempt to forcibly
convert her from Christian to Islamic faith.
In the last one year, the circumstances
surrounding her continued incarceration by
the terrorists have caused her predicament
to standout, in spite of the fact that many
other Chibok girls, women, children and men
are held in the sect’s enclave. Leah
Sharibu’s courage and loyalty to her
religious faith speak louder than other
arguments about the circumstances
surrounding her enslavement by ISWAP.
During the campaigns for the
presidential election, the young girl’s
predicament became an issue. Both President
Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi
Osinbajo spoke on government’s resolve to
ensure her release from the dreaded sect….
After Buhari’s victory at the
February 23 polls, Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, the
young lady’s mother, publicly congratulated
the president, ostensibly reminding Buhari
of the need to facilitate her daughter’s
In a widely circulated
emotional appeal, the Mum said, “I am
grateful to all Nigerians who participated
in the election… We are also happy that the
President won the election.
On behalf of myself and my
family, we congratulate President Muhammadu
Buhari and pray for God to give him the
desired wisdom to rule the country. I want
to remind the President that, as he
celebrates his victory, he should not forget
that Leah is still in the hands of Boko
As for me, my heart is heavy
because I have not seen my daughter for more
than one year now. I am calling on the
President to fulfill his promise of freeing
my daughter from the hands of Boko Haram. My
cry is still the same, today and tomorrow
until I see my daughter.”
We call on government and other security
agencies to do whatever is possible in
ensuring that Leah and many other Nigerians
who are held captive by Boko Haram are set
free. These are Nigerian citizens who do not
deserve to be enslaved in their own country.
There is no compulsion in
religion, therefore, their reasons for
taking Leah Sharibu and others captive are
not tenable in both religious and secular
worlds. We call on Boko Haram to release
these innocent persons unconditionally.
On their grievances with the
Nigerian State, they should find a way of
engaging the authorities to find a peaceful
resolution, instead of abducting and killing
innocent Nigerians. Government has provided
several avenues for the resolution of the
conflict with the sect.
Boko Haram should release Leah
Sharibu and other captives, and take
advantage of amnesty offers made by
'We will wait until it
feels safe for our drivers'
March 3, 2019
World Net Daily
The international delivery
company UPS will no long deliver packages in
a Muslim-majority neighborhood in Malmo,
Sweden, for security reasons.
The Swedish daily
newspaper Sydsvenskan reported a
customer in the Rosengard district of Malmo
received notice from UPS that the company no
longer delivers to private addresses
there because of the risk of being
exposed to robbery or other crimes.
PostNord Sverige, the Swedish
postal company, does not deliver packages to
another area in Malmo, Seved.
“We must think of our staff in
the first place,” said Mathias Krummel of
A UPS employee said home
delivery in Rosengard was stopped two months
ago after drivers were attacked.
Even in some areas in
Stockholm, UPS has stopped the delivery of
parcels, Sydsvenskan reported.
“The stop will not be forever,
but we will wait until it feels safe for our
drivers,” the employee told the newspaper.
Noting the delivery shutdown is
happening in “heavily Muslim Malmo,” Jihad
Watch director pointed out that anyone who
claims “no-go zones” exist is branded as a
racist, bigoted “Islamophobe.”
The Rosengard district
of Malmo was one of 14 notorious “no-go
by author Raheem Kassam for
his book “No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is
Coming to a Neighborhood Near You.”
Kassam said daily reports
of attacks, often with knives or vehicles,
have been reported in Germany, France,
Belgium, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United
Kingdom. But such attacks are almost never
seen in Poland, Hungary and the Czech
Republic, which have barred Muslim
Omar: Impeachment of 'dictator' Trump
02/27/2019 @ 7:12 pm
World Net Daily
The freshman Muslim congresswoman who has
been rebuked by her Democratic Party leaders
for anti-Semitic comments said in an interview
published Wednesday that President Trump has
“the markings of a dictator” and his
impeachment is “inevitable.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., told Rolling Stone
magazine, however, she was terrified at the
prospect of removing Trump because Vice
President Mike Pence would take his place, the
Washington Free Beacon reported.
“I believe that impeachment is inevitable. It
also is a terrifying notion,” she said. “Pence
is an ideologue, and the ideology he holds is
more terrifying to me and my constituents. And
we have not had a full impeachment that
removes the president from office. Nations
struggle any time [they] overthrow a dictator,
and Trump really has the markings of a
Omar’s Muslim colleague in the House, Rep.
Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., said last month vowed
Democrats were going to “impeach the
Omar was on the cover of Rolling Stone this
month with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
D-Calif., and fellow freshman Reps. Jahana
Hayes, D-Conn., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,
After criticism from Pelosi and other
Democratic leaders, Omar issued a qualified
apology for evoking the old trope that
congressional support for Israel is due to
lawmakers being bought off by wealthy Jews.
Two days later, she took a personal swipe at a
Jewish diplomat during a congressional
President Trump called on her to resign or be
barred from serving on congressional
committees, saying, “Anti-Semitism has no
place in the United States Congress.”
Since then, it’s been reported she is
scheduled to speak alongside a notorious,
anti-Semitic Muslim leader.
In her apology for the anti-Semitic tweet,
Omar said she was still concerned about “the
problematic role of lobbyists in our
“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for
Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating
me on the painful history of anti-Semitic
tropes,” Omar wrote.
“My intention is never to offend my
constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole.
We have to always be willing to step back and
think through criticism, just as I expect
people to hear me when others attack me for my
identity. This is why I unequivocally
apologize,” she wrote
“At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic
role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it
be AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee], the [National Rifle Association]
or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too
long and we must be willing to address it.”
Life begins at conception as a
single, separate, living cell. Nothing new
is added except oxygen and nutrition.
Fertilization occurs when a sperm and ovum
join to form a single cell, full of life
and bearing the unique genetic imprint of
a person who has never existed before. The
DNA in the 46 chromosomes of that small
cell contain full instructions about that
new individual’s sex, eye color, foot
size, brain capacity, and other physical
On about the sixth day, the
growing baby attaches to the wall of the
mother’s uterus. That rich nutrient lining
welcomes the tiny tenant, and soon the
child is sending out the chemical signal
that can be detected in a home pregnancy
test. Before the second week is over, the
cells of the child’s body will have
already begun segregating themselves into
the various layers that will give rise to
the brain, nervous system, skin, digestive
system, muscles, bones and circulatory
3-4 Weeks: A
The Baby’s heart begins it first
beats as early as 18 days after
fertilization, often before the mother
even suspects she is pregnant. Between the
third and fourth weeks, the baby’s head
and spinal column become easily
distinguishable, and arm buds appear. Legs
will begin to appear days later. The
umbilical cord forms, transporting oxygen
and nutrients to the child.
6 WEEK: Brain
forming and the child’s mouth and lips are
apparent. The child begins his or her
first movements. At six weeks, the baby
has brain waves that can be measured with
Organ Systems in place
The baby has eyelids,
fingernails, and fingerprints, and can
grasp and object. The kidneys begin to
form urine. All body systems are in place
and active: the baby has skeletal
structure, nerves, and circulation.
Movements and Characteristics
small to be felt by the mother, the baby
reaches peak frequency of movement during
the third month. The baby’s sex can be
visually determined, and the child’s eyes,
ears, and face begin to display
14 Week: a
Miracle of Development
formed, eye movements are seen. For a
couple of weeks now, this baby has had all
the body parts required to experience
pain, including the nerves and spinal
16 Weeks: Making His or
Her Presence Known
The baby become
large and active enough for the mother to
feel movement of turn, kicks, and
somersaults that at some point even become
visible to the outside.
Hearing Mother’s Voice
In the fifth and sixth months,
the baby responds to music, sudden noises,
and voices, especially that of his or her
mother. Over the coming weeks, the baby
will increase seven times in weight and
nearly double in height
23 Weeks…. Or
the time when the baby can survive outside
the mother. Not long ago, viability was at
30 weeks, then 25. Today, babies at 22 or
23 weeks have been saved, and even some
younger babies have survived. What will
viability be tomorrow?*
What you Don’t
know can hurt you
Few women faced
with an unwanted pregnancy are told of the
marvelous development of the life growing
within them. In the absence of
information, abortion seems to be the
right decision at the moment. But they are
not warned of what will really happen to
their baby or of the possible physical and
psychological effects of abortion that may
stay with them the rest of their lives.
And they are rarely told of the
alternatives to save the life of their
say that abortion is a routine operation
to remove “ fetal tissue” But in truth, is
the destruction of a living human being.
One young woman, who later regretted an
abortion stated. “ The doctor said, A
little fluid out and some fluid injected,
severe cramps, and then the fetus is
expelled. That isn’t what it was. I felt
my girl thrash around for an
hour-and-a-half until she died a slow
The mother is
also exposed to long term complications.
Incomplete abortions resulting in blood
clotting, bleeding, hemorrhage, and
infections are not uncommon.
disturbance, miscarriage, tubal
pregnancies, and sterility are always risk
and tend to multiply with successive
abortions. RU-486 and other abortifacients
can cause severe birth defects in any
child that survives this self-induce
abortion, and severe side effects for the
mother. Several maternal deaths have been
reported due to the use of this “miracle
psychological and spiritual effects
include guilt, anxiety, depression, anger,
sense of loss, nightmares, death scenes,
deterioration of self-image, and even
suicide. Cervical lacerations and uterine
perforation can result from suction and
D&C procedures. Convulsions, severe
vomiting, and diarrhea are common with
prostaglandin abortion. Cardiac arrest and
maternal deaths have also been reported.
But there is hope for both the
mother and the child. If you have a
problem pregnancy, we want you know that
God cares for you and the unborn child
growing within you. He knew about you
before you were even born: “O Lord, you
have searched me and know me…. My frame
was not hidden from you, when I was being
made in secret… the days that were formed
for me, when as yet there were none of
them” (from Psalm 139).
God wants to bring life- not
death- out of your difficult situation.
God has already provided lifelines to help
U.S. Muslim leaders silent about Turkey's threat to
World Net Daily January 17, 2019
Major U.S. Islamic groups that condemned Saudi Arabia
for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been
silent about Turkey’s threat to NBA star Enes Kanter.
A native of Turkey, Kanter did not travel with his New
York Knicks teammates to London, where they play the
Washington Wizards on Thursday, fearing he could be
assassinated by Turkish spies, Agence France-Press
On Tuesday, a prosecutor in Istanbul drafted an
extradition request and an international arrest warrant
The Knicks center is accused of financially supporting
the global Islamist movement headed by Fethullah Gulen,
who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. Turkish
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed Gulen for the
2016 coup attempt that was thwarted by the Turkish
If you support WND’s fight to expose CAIR and the Muslim
Brotherhood, please consider a donation to the WND Legal
Defense Fund for court fights like this one – which must
be one if America is to remain free – and safe.
The Investigative Project on Terrorism noted Kanter’s
plight has drawn no attention from American Islamic
groups that expressed outrage at Saudi Crown Prince
Mohammed Bin Salman for the murder in the Saudi
consulate in Istanbul of Saudi Washington Post columnist
Among the groups that protested Khashoggi’s death were
the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Muslim
American Society and Islamic Circle of North America.
“The best form of jihad is a word of truth against a
tyrant ruler,” former MAS President Esam Omeish, a board
member at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque outside Washington,
D.C., said at last month’s MAS-ICNA Convention in
Omeish said that when Khashoggi “saw the best of Saudi
Arabia and the best of his companions being jailed and
tortured,” he “realized that he can’t live in a society
where he can’t speak.”
Omeish has had nothing to say about Kanter, however,
though he also is a Muslim U.S. resident who has drawn
the ire of authoritarian rulers of Muslim-majority
states because of his beliefs.
IPT noted CAIR touts itself as a Muslim civil rights
But CAIR was founded by members of the terrorist
organization Hamas in the United States, and Erdogan is
a supporter of Hamas.
Senior Hamas leaders have found safe haven in Turkey,
IPT pointed out. And last year, Israel’s Shin Bet
accused a private military company run by a top Erdogan
military adviser, SADAT International Defense
Consulting, of funding Hamas.
Erdogan also supports the Muslim Brotherhood, which
IPT said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad enjoys close
relations with Erdogan’s regime. Days after the coup
attempt, Awad offered prayers and thanksgiving for the
soldiers and civilians who sacrificed their lives to
defeat it at a rally outside the White House.
Kanter, meanwhile, posted in 2017 a video comparing
Erdogan with Adolf Hitler.
Kanter’s father was purged from a university in Istanbul
last summer and faces up to 10 years in prison for
belonging to the Gulenist movement. Kanter faced a
domestic arrest warrant last year. Turkey also canceled
his passport in 2017.
Kanter grew up in the Gulen movement, attending its
schools since the second grade.
Nebraska principal who banned all things Christmas
By Samuel Smith Christian Post Reporter January 16, 2019
A Nebraska elementary school principal who sent an
internal memo to teachers warning them not to use any
Christmas-related messaging and activities in the
classroom in December has resigned.
Jennifer Sinclair, the principal at Manchester
Elementary School in Elkhorn, has agreed to step down as
school principal following her placement on
administrative leave last month after she issued the
guidance to teachers.
The internal memo outlined several holiday-related
displays, objects, and activities that teachers were
banned from using, handing out or assigning during the
Sinclair’s memo, which she signed as the “the
(Unintentional) Grinch who stole Christmas,” listed many
things that teachers should stay away from including the
use of Christmas-related clip art on worksheets, placing
Christmas trees in the classrooms, using
Christmas-related books and singing Christmas carols
The memo also warned teachers not to give candy canes to
students. Sinclair claimed in the document that candy
canes are shaped in a “J for Jesus” and that the red is
for the “blood of Christ” and “white is a symbol of his
On Monday, the Elkhorn Public School Board unanimously
accepted Sinclair’s resignation letter, according to an
international social conservative legal group that
opposed Sinclair’s memo.
“Due to the level of attention that Sinclair’s memo
received, Sinclair and the district stand united that it
is in the best interest of Manchester Elementary that
she not resume the principal position,” Elkhorn Public
Schools Superintendent Bary Habrock wrote in the email
that was sent to parents and staff.
According to The Omaha World-Herald, Habrock said that
Sinclair stepped down with a “heavy heart and sadness.”
“The district ... would like to thank her for the high
level of professionalism during this publicly difficult
time,” Habrock wrote in the letter. “We support Sinclair
as a leader and educator.”
Sinclair has agreed to stay on with the school district
and assume a curriculum position there, news station
Sinclair’s internal memo drew the ire of the
Florida-based conservative Christian legal group,
Liberty Counsel, which sent a demand letter to Habrock
calling for him to overrule Sinclair’s guidance.
The organization argued that Sinclair’s memo violated
the academic rights of teachers as well as the First
Amendment rights of students.
“The First Amendment simply does not require the
elimination of all Christmas symbols — religious and
secular — in a misguided attempt to be ‘inclusive’ by
eliminating all traditional elements of a federally and
state-recognized holiday,” the Liberty Counsel letter
sent by attorney Richard Mast reads. “The effort to
comprehensively eliminate Christmas symbols is
Mast’s demand letter states that Liberty Counsel did not
desire to see Sinclair’s removal as school principal but
only wanted her “compliance with the law.”
Following the demand letter, a lawyer for Elkhorn Public
Schools wrote a response letter explaining that
Sinclair’s memo to teachers did not comply with school
board policy and that the school district would “work
with staff to correct any erroneous communications and
clarify any misunderstandings.”
December 13, 2018 MUSLIM
Here are two links to several different Muslim
voices. Hear and contemplate the Religion of Peace,
operating in regards to our nation that is based
upon individual freedom, and tolerance.
Muslims reveal their plan for the United States:
Convert their kids, and their families will follow.
"We can demonstrate it here, and then scale it up to
the rest of the country."
December 7, 2018
Muslims in Belle Glade, Florida say they’re planning on
acquiring a public school in order to “educate” children
as young as six weeks old in the Quran.
“From six weeks old we will have them,” the men said.
“From six weeks old, nap time, listening to the Quran.
Sisters’ uniform, hijab… You start with the babies and
then all the way up to high school. This is the
intention for this facility here.”
“Bring your kids to Islamic schools,” they went on to
say. “Their kids will convert, and the entire family
will convert to Islam… We can demonstrate it here, and
then scale it up to the rest of the country.”
'Imagine what they're going to be like when they
World Net Daily
Robert Spencer at
Watch, who monitors Islamic violence around the
world, describes the troop of children as “cute little
And he speculates about “what they’re going to be like
when they grow up.”
That’s because, in a video posted on Twitter, the
children are seen hanging by the neck a doll
representing a Christian woman who was cleared by the
Pakistani Supreme Court of “blasphemy” against Muhammad,
a capital offense there.
The Twitter posting:
video: Pakistani kids hang #AsiaBibi
doll for blasphemy.
Radical Muslims teach their children hatred against
other believers and non-believers from early on.
Despite the acquittal, extreme Muslims demand the
death penalty for the Christian #AsiaBibi
Commented Spencer: “The cute little tykes. Imagine
what they’re going to be like when they grow up, and
what will happen when they meet the children who have
been trained to run to safe spaces at the sight of any
WND reported that after her acquittal by the nation’s
highest court, Asia Bibi was not allowed to leave
Pakistan because of a deal struck between Islamic
extremists and the Pakistani government.
As WND reported that after nine years of
incarceration, she had her conviction and death
sentence for allegedly blaspheming the Islamic prophet
Muhammad overturned. The ruling provoked violent
protests led by the radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan
party, whose leaders called for the judges responsible
for the verdict to be killed along with Bibi.
On Friday, TLP leaders agreed to stop the protests in
exchange for putting Bibi on an “exit control list,”
which normally is used to prevent flight by wanted
terrorists and criminals, CNS News reported. The
government also agreed not to oppose efforts to appeal
the Supreme Court’s verdict.
The TLP leaders called the prime minister and head of
the military enemies of Islam.
TLP was founded from a movement supporting a
bodyguard who assassinated a provincial government for
advocating for Bibi in 2011. A federal official also
was killed after calling for the Christian woman’s
While no one has been executed by the government for
blasphemy, at least 65 people accused of the “crime”
have been murdered by Muslim vigilantes since 1990.
Bibi’s problems began when Muslim co-workers refused
to drink water from a cup from which she had taken a
sip and demanded she convert to Islam. Her refusal
prompted a mob to later allege she had insulted
Muhammad. She was convicted in 2010 under section
295-C of Pakistan’s penal code that punishes blasphemy
against Islam’s prophet with the death penalty. She
was sentenced to execution by hanging.
The Supreme Court ruled, however, that the basis of
the blasphemy charge was a “concocted” story.
Appeal to the West
The government’s agreement was a retreat from the
prime minister’s televised statement warning the
protesters “the state will fulfill its duty [to]
protect people’s property and lives.”
Bibi is still in prison in Punjab province, even
though the Supreme Court ordered she be “released from
the jail forthwith if not required to be detained in
connection with any other case.”
Bibi’s lawyer Saif Mulook told Reuters he has left
the country, fearing for his life. He said he would
return to help Bibi if the state provided him
CNS News reported Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Masih, is in
Britain with their daughters.
He posted a video appealing to the leaders of
Britain, the United States and Canada to help his wife
and other family members to leave Pakistan safely.
A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said
Monday, according to the U.S. that the mission
“continues to follow the case closely.”
to Rule on 40-Foot War Memorial Cross at Center of
A 2014 lawsuit said that the Peace
Cross, which sits on state land in Bladensburg,
Md., was an endorsement of Christianity.
By Adam Liptak November 2, 2018 New York Times
— The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide
whether a 40-foot cross on state property in
suburban Maryland violates the First Amendment’s ban
on government establishment of religion.
case will give the court an opportunity to clarify
its famously confused jurisprudence on government
entanglement with religion. It will also allow the
justices to continue a discussion about the meaning
of crosses used in war memorials.
cross at issue sits at a busy intersection in
Bladensburg, Md., and commemorates 49 soldiers from
Prince George’s County who died in World War I. It
was built in 1925 using contributions from local
families and the American Legion.
state took over the monument and the land under it
in 1961. Since then, the state has spent more than
$117,000 to maintain and repair the memorial.
residents and the American Humanist Association sued
to remove the cross in 2014, saying they were
offended by what they said was its endorsement of
year, a divided three-judge panel of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in
Richmond, Va., ruled that the cross sent an
unconstitutional message of government approval of a
particular religion, breaching the wall between
church and state. The full Fourth Circuit declined
to rehear the case by an 8-to-6 vote.
urging the Supreme Court to hear the case, the
American Legion and other supporters of the cross
said the logic of the Fourth Circuit’s decision
could imperil hundreds of war memorials that use
crosses to honor the fallen, including the 24-foot
Canadian Cross of Sacrifice and the 13-foot Argonne
Cross, both in Arlington National Cemetery.
other court,” their petition seeking review said,
“has gone so far as to hold that a longstanding,
historical war memorial that was built to be a war
memorial and has only ever been a war memorial was
unconstitutional merely because its private builders
chose to use a cross to honor their fallen loved
Posted By Bill Federer
In American Minute
Historian Arnold Joseph Toynbee, who died in 1975,
provided foreign intelligence for the British during
World Wars I and II, and served as a delegate to the
Paris Peace Conferences following both wars. He was
educated at Oxford “almost entirely in the Greek and
Latin Classics.” Toynbee taught at King’s College of
London, the London School of Economics, and the Royal
Institute of International Affairs. Toynbee authored
many history books, including “Greek Policy Since
1882” (1914), and “The Murderous Tyranny Of The Turks”
(London, New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917), in
which he wrote: “Turks … from Central Asia, ruled
during the first two centuries of their conquests by …
unscrupulous Sultans, who subjugated the Christian
populations of Asia Minor and South-Eastern Europe,
compelling part of these populations to embrace
Mohammedanism, and supporting their own power by
seizing the children of the rest, forcibly converting
them to Islam, and making out of them an efficient
standing army, the Janizaries, by whose valour and
discipline the Turkish wars of conquest were carried
on from early in the 15th down into the 19th century.
George Soros and his 'rented evangelicals' outed by
By Cheryl K. Chumley The Washington Times Monday, October 22, 2018
A new video from the American Association of
Evangelicals reveals how George Soros, through his many
funding ventures, has been busily infiltrating the
Christian base in America to divide, and ultimately
conquer, the religious minded within the Republican
Truly, with the left, political wars know no bounds.
Nothing’s sacred- not when it comes to the leftists’
drive to succeed.
Here’s what AAE put out in a press release: “Democrat
ministers Rev. Jim Wallis and allies are now touring
many states on ‘Vote Common Good’ buses to … split the
evangelical vote before the mid-term elections. The AAE
video features the newly released voice recording of
[Jim] Wallis of Sojourners as he publicly denied that he
was a recipient of Soros funding.”
But guess what?
His denial’s proven a bit — um, wrong. Please
click here to read more of this article.
Islamist extremism caused 84,000 deaths worldwide in
2017, new report says
By Olivia Gazis
September 13, 2018 / 6:24 PM
A new report tracking the roots, spread and effects of
violent Islamist extremism found that 121 groups that
share elements from a common ideology are now operating
worldwide. Their activities resulted in the deaths of
84,000 people – nearly 22,000 of them civilians – in 66
countries in 2017, the report found.
In remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations in
Washington, DC, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair
said on Thursday that Islamist extremism is "global and
"It didn't begin with al Qaeda; nor will it end with the
defeat of ISIS," Blair said.
The "Global Extremist Monitor," which was produced by
Blair's eponymous non-profit, the Tony Blair Institute
for Global Change, drew on hundreds of English-language
news sources that reported on incidents of violent
extremism in 2017. There were a total of 7,841 attacks –
an average of 21 per day –in 48 countries, it said, with
war-torn Syria topping the list of countries most
affected by violent extremism. Overall, Muslims were the
most frequent victims of deadly attacks.
Twenty-nine violent Islamist groups were actively
engaged in conflict in Syria in 2017, the report said,
with ISIS responsible for 44 percent of all attacks.
Half of all civilian fatalities recorded globally were
documented in Syria.
A separate, recent UN report said there are between
20,000 and 30,000 ISIS fighters still operating across
Iraq and Syria, though its self-proclaimed physical
caliphate has been all but eliminated.
Defends Creationist on Panel: Christianity Not a
September 18, 2018
Phoenix New Times (Arizona)
Diane Douglas' office is defending her
decision to appoint a young-earth creationist to
help review and change state education standards on
As Phoenix New Times reported last
week, Douglas, the Arizona superintendent, tapped
Arizona Origin Science Association President Joseph
Kezele, who believes in a literal interpretation of
the Bible's Genesis narrative, for an August 30
working group that finalized the evolution science
In interviews following the article's
publication, the superintendent's chief of staff,
Michael Bradley, said, "We wanted to include a wide
variety of views so that we’d get the best product
This video is based on on an article Mr Prager wrote
about a year ago if you prefer to read more than
watch. Here it is:
September 12, 2017
by Dennis Prager
two have almost nothing in common.
is the difference between a leftist and a liberal?
this question is vital to understanding the crisis
facing America and the West today. Yet few seem able
to do it. I offer the following as a guide.
the first thing to know: The two have almost nothing
the contrary, liberalism has far more in common with
conservatism than it does with leftism. The Left has
appropriated the word “liberal” so effectively that
almost everyone — liberals, leftists, and
conservatives — thinks they are synonymous.
they aren’t. Let’s look at some important examples.
This is perhaps the most obvious of the many moral
differences between liberalism and leftism. The
essence of the liberal position on race was that the
color of one’s skin is insignificant. To liberals of
a generation ago, only racists believed that race is
intrinsically significant. However, to the Left, the
notion that race is insignificant is itself racist.
Thus, the University of California officially
regards the statement “There is only one race, the
human race” as racist. For that reason, liberals
were passionately committed to racial integration.
Liberals should be sickened by the existence of
black dormitories and separate black graduations on
Liberals have always been pro-capitalism,
recognizing it for what it is: the only economic
means of lifting great numbers out of poverty.
Liberals did often view government as able to play a
bigger role in lifting people out of poverty than
conservatives did, but they were never opposed to
capitalism, and they were never for socialism.
Opposition to capitalism and advocacy of socialism
are leftist values.
Liberals deeply believed in the nation-state,
whether their nation was the United States, Great
Britain, or France. The Left has always opposed
nationalism because leftism is rooted in class
solidarity, not national solidarity. The Left has
contempt for nationalism, seeing in it intellectual
and moral primitivism at best, and the road to
fascism at worst. Liberals always wanted to protect
American sovereignty and borders. The notion of open
borders would have struck a liberal as just as
objectionable as it does a conservative. It is
emblematic of our time that the left-wing writers of
Superman comics had Superman announce a few years
ago, “I intend to speak before the United Nations
tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my
American citizenship.” When the writers of Superman
were liberal, Superman was not only an American but
one who fought for “Truth, justice, and the American
way.” But in his announcement, he explained that
motto is “not enough anymore.”
of America: Liberals venerated America. Watch
American films from the 1930s through the 1950s and
you will be watching overtly patriotic,
America-celebrating films — virtually all produced,
directed, and acted in by liberals. Liberals well
understand that America is imperfect, but they agree
with a liberal icon named Abraham Lincoln that
America is “the last best hope of earth.”
the Left, America is essentially a racist, sexist,
violent, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic
country. The Left around the world loathe America,
and it is hard to imagine why the American Left
would differ in this one way from fellow leftists
around the world. Leftists often take offense at
having their love of America doubted. But those
left-wing descriptions of America are not the only
reason to assume that the Left has more contempt
than love for America. The Left’s view of America
was encapsulated in then–presidential candidate
Barack Obama’s statement in 2008. “We are five days
away from fundamentally transforming the United
States of America,” he said.
if you were to meet a man who said he wanted to
fundamentally transform his wife, or a woman who
said that about her husband, would you assume that
either loved their spouse? Of course not.
speech: The difference between the Left and liberals
regarding free speech is as dramatic as the
difference regarding race. No one was more committed
than American liberals to the famous statement “I
disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the
death your right to say it.”
still are. But the Left is leading the first
nationwide suppression of free speech in American
history — from the universities to Google to almost
every other institution and place of work. It claims
to oppose only hate speech. But protecting the right
of person A to say what person B deems objectionable
is the entire point of free speech.
the Left is not defeated, American and Western
civilization will not survive.
civilization: Liberals have a deep love of Western
civilization. They taught it at virtually every
university and celebrated its unique moral, ethical,
philosophical, artistic, musical, and literary
achievements. No liberal would have joined the
leftist Reverend Jesse Jackson in chanting at
Stanford University: “Hey, hey. Ho, ho. Western civ
has got to go.” The most revered liberal in American
history is probably former President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, who frequently cited the need to protect
not just Western civilization but Christian
civilization. Yet leftists unanimously denounced
President Donald Trump for his speech in Warsaw,
Poland, in which he spoke of protecting Western
civilization. They argued not only that Western
civilization is not superior to any other
civilization but also that it is no more than a
euphemism for white supremacy.
and Christianity: Liberals knew and appreciated the
Judeo-Christian roots of American civilization. They
themselves went to church or synagogue, or at the
very least appreciated that most of their fellow
Americans did. The contempt that the Left has — and
has always had — for religion (except for Islam
today) is not something with which a liberal would
ever have identified.
the Left is not defeated, American and Western
civilization will not survive. But the Left will not
be defeated until good liberals understand this and
join the fight. Dear liberals: Conservatives are not
your enemy. The Left is.
The bottom line: The events of the past few
months serve as a sharp reminder that the Islamic
State still poses a significant danger, that the
conditions that fueled its rise have not been
adequately addressed, and that in the absence of a
sustained, multi-pronged strategy to confront this
threat, the Islamic State will almost certainly regain
its footing and force its way back to the top of
America’s crowded security agenda. Please
click here to read the article in its entirety
grows over Islamization of U.S. schools
Group already in court over San
Diego decision to let activists define curriculum
July 11, 2018
organization fighting Islamic indoctrination in the
San Diego Public schools – it’s already in court
over the issue – is now insisting on access to
communications between Seattle school officials and
the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant issued an
order setting July 17 as the hearing date regarding
a motion for a preliminary injunction in that
dispute. The organization alleges that school
officials improperly are giving CAIR, and its
“anti-Islamophobia” initiative, undue control over
case was brought by parents in the district who are
suing over the pro-Islam instructional materials
sold by CAIR to the district.
Ocala will move to vacate First Amendment violation
By Katie Pohlman Posted June 20, 2018 Ocala Star Banner
U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan ruled in May
that the city of Ocala and Police Chief Greg Graham
violated the clause by organizing, promoting and holding
a prayer vigil in September 2014.
The Ocala City Council has voted to file a motion to
vacate judgement in a federal case in which a judge
ruled the city and its police chief violated the
Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
In a May decision, U.S. District Judge Timothy J.
Corrigan ruled that the city of Ocala and Ocala Police
Chief Greg Graham violated the clause by organizing,
promoting and holding a prayer vigil in September 2014
after a drive-by shooting in which several children were
injured. The chief and city were ordered to pay $3 each
in damages ($1 to each plaintiff) plus attorney fees and
City Attorney Pat Gilligan said during an Ocala City
Council meeting on Tuesday that the motion to vacate is
based on other federal case law.
The city had the opportunity to appeal Corrigan’s
ruling, but decided against that.
Attorneys who represent the city and Graham in the
lawsuit did not immediately respond to an email request
A group of four Marion County residents originally filed
the suit, claiming the prayer vigil violated the
constitution by having uniformed police officers
participate, having government officials plan the event
and having the event promoted on OPD letterhead.
“Not only did they violate well-settled constitutional
rights ... but they did so in the face of repeated
actual warnings from counsel that their conduct was
violating the Establishment Clause,” the plaintiff’s
motion for summary judgement read.
The Establishment Clause refers to the first 10 words of
the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion.”
STOP RIGHT HERE.
What does a community's decision have to host a prayer
vigil have to do with the fact that Congress is banned
from making laws regarding established religions???!!
Does it bother you, too, that a Judge who is supposed to
uphold the Constitution which is written to protect WE
THE PEOPLE from an ever encroaching government,
encroaches on a community's natural right to gather in a
peaceful manner, whether they pray, or sing songs, or
eat ice cream??? Isn't this judge overstepping??!!
the articles in its entirety here, and share it
with organizations that are concerned with our
preserving our Constitution and basic civil freedoms
that it was meant to protect. June 1,
There has been a fair amount of buzz recently about
the "morally straight" organization of the Boy Scouts
and the attempt to move gender identity into the
psychological realm, away from the realm of the
physical way that God created people- man, and woman.
God loves all his children and wants us to carry
out loving-kindness for one another, and God is full
of forgiveness for all of us; and who among us doesn't
error in some behaviors and omissions? When we ask,
God is ready to forgive us and point us to a healthier
and happy direction, for that is what God wants all us
children. Wondering what the Scripture plainly
says about sexual behavior and morality, a particular
website came to notice. It's worth your time to read
and ponder. In case you need to save it to
visit later, the website is: http://www.livingout.org/the-bible-and-ssa
Trump’s latest appeal to evangelicals: a new office
to protect religious liberty
Trump will sign an executive order launching the new
White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative today.
Published: May 3, 2018 Author: Tara Isabella Burton Vox.com
...The institution of faith-based initiatives is not
uncommon in the White House — Barack Obama launched the
Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and
George W. Bush instituted an Office of Faith-Based and
Community Initiatives. Both programs were designed to
provide faith-based charity organizations with a clear
avenue to get federal funding for their work.
That said, Trump’s initiative seems to expand previous
offices’ remit in a number of ways. For starters, the
office isn’t just focusing on community-based or
charitable initiatives. According to the Religion News
Service, it’s also charged with informing the
administration of “any failures of the executive branch
to comply with religious liberty protections under law.”
The Trump administration has consistently been a
champion of religious liberty, particularly insofar as
it pertains to evangelical Christian causes. ... Please
click here to read the entire article at Vox.com.
England Moves Submarines Armed With Cruise
Missiles Within Striking Range Of Syria Theresa May
Convenes ‘War Cabinet’
Geoffrey Grider Apr. 11, 2018 Nowthenedbegins.com
Theresa May was poised last night to defy calls
for a Commons vote on military action in Syria. The
Prime Minister summoned ministers back
to London to seek their support for joining an
American-led attack on the Assad regime within days.
EDITOR’S NOTE: British Prime
Minister Theresa May is prepared to act with or
without the consent of Parliament, sources are now
saying. UK submarines armed with Tomahawk cruise
missiles have already been positioned off the coast
of Syria to support the United States just as soon
as President Trump gives the go ahead to launch the
missile strike. Kinda funny to think that a
potential war of such Biblical proportions could be
waged largely on Twitter and social media, yet it
is. The end times clock is ticking, the only
question is will it blink or go boom?
Clearing the way for action, she
declared the use of chemical weapons could not go
unchallenged and said ‘all the indications’ suggested
that Bashar Assad’s forces were responsible for
Saturday’s atrocity near Damascus.
"Colonel Bohannon had the right to exercise his
sincerely held religious beliefs and did not unlawfully
click here to read the article in The Patriot Post
in its entirety.
Islamic intimidation of the secular British school
here to read an interesting article from
the Gatestone Institute about intimidation of
the secular British school system.
Islamist threats that would be unacceptable coming
from other groups, are not prosecuted by law
enforcement policies in Britain. Policies do not
defend school administrators, or the general
public. But Brits do have a choice- they can be
engulfed by the misogenist totalitarian rule of
Sharia, or die.
What will be the tipping point in America?
The First Amendment Is In Far Greater Danger Than
March 1, 2018
nation’s elites are waging war on the American
people, wielding the institutions they’ve spent
several decades capturing to punish those who
disagree with their preferred positions and to deny
them the ability to speak publicly, all in an effort
to stifle free and open debate. And no, this isn’t a
George Orwell novel — this is the United States of
many still mistakenly view our political arena as a
skirmish between “liberals” and “conservatives”, it
would be more accurate to describe it as an all-out
war between “elitists” and “populists”. As my late
friend Jeff Bell argued in his 1992 book, “Populism
and Elitism: Politics in the Age of Equality”,
elitists believe in a top-down approach where a
cadre of experts rule the country and determine what
is acceptable discourse and what is not, while
populists believe the people should ultimately
determine the course of our politics and culture.
the “elitists” have always had the upper hand in
this battle by controlling many of our cultural
institutions, but the respect for the will of the
people — exercised by the ability to elect our
political leaders — remained in place. Over time,
however, that respect eroded, and today, it is
completely gone. Now the “elitists” find the
“populists” to be repugnant, backward, and bigoted,
and they believe the only way to defeat the people
is to use elite institutional power in academia,
corporate America, the administrative state, and the
mainstream media to stifle debate, force-feed elite
opinions masquerading as facts, and stamp out
example, consider these three widely held views by
the American people:
Young children should
not be taught about transgenderism or changing
Abortion is wrong,
especially after the first trimester.
The right to bear
arms shall not be infringed.
their relative popularity, these views are repulsive
to our elites, and in recent years, they have sought
to shut down debate on all three topics by calling
anti-gender ideology activists “transphobic”,
anti-abortion activists “anti-women”, and defenders
of the Constitution “gun nuts” who have “blood on
their hands”. On the gender ideology issue, elites
have been wildly successful in completely removing
debate over transgenderism from the public square
and even politics. On abortion, they have largely
failed as pro-life sentiment among the people has
proven too strong for elites to overcome. And on
guns, the jury is still out, but elites are engaging
in perhaps their most brazenly outrageous effort to
silence opposing views to date.
It’s About Tactics, Not Issues
battle between elite opinion and popular opinion is
as old as time, but the recent tactical change among
elites seeking to stifle dissenting speech is a new,
and frightening, development. In a departure from
the normal give-and-take of American democracy, the
elites have begun using their clout within every
major institution of civil society to demonize and
punish their opposition — through public shaming in
the media, economic extortion and retaliation by big
businesses, and even criminalization of certain
protest activities. And given their entrenchment
within these institutions, the elites face little or
no consequences for their blatant illiberality.
case in point of this change has been the aftermath
of the Parkland school shooting. Despite the
complexity of the issues involved and the diversity
of views held by Americans as to the proper
response, the elites have pursued a scorched earth
campaign against those who do not hold their
black-and-white views on guns. In the news media, a
narrative emphasizing the immediate necessity of
national gun control legislation has become a
24-hour rallying cry, with victims of the tragedy
exploited to advance this narrative and brand those
who disagree as somehow complicit in the violence.
Meanwhile, corporations have begun to sever ties
with the NRA, sending a message that only one side
of the debate is socially acceptable while the other
is deserving of punishment.
similar strategy has been playing out with the
movement to normalize the Left’s gender ideology.
Despite a lack of scientific evidence — and
widespread parental skepticism — regarding the
soundness of treating young, gender dysphoric
children with highly experimental puberty blockers
and hormonal treatments, elites have slowly co-opted
influential medical associations in order to ensure
that these treatments are not only widely adopted
but also that alternative approaches to gender
dysphoria are marginalized and even criminalized.
Moreover, opponents of this takeover, no matter how
well-grounded their opposition, are branded by the
media and its self-appointed experts as
“transphobes” and “bigots” while being denied any
opportunity to make their arguments in a respected
Most Americans Already Understand
no mistake: an America with total elite control over
the population and where dissent from their views is
vilified is not an America at all. The gun debate is
simply another battle in the all-out war elites are
waging on the American people’s right to even have
an opinion, let alone speak out about it and not be
punished for it.
the American people are fully cognizant of what is
taking place, which is why they voted for Donald
Trump in 2016. Instead of looking at Trump and
Clinton through the two lenses voters typically use,
moral character and issue positions, voters applied
a third lens: would their views be allowed to be
articulated at all without dire consequences under a
cannot keep pretending, like so many Never Trumpers
do, that we are operating in an environment of
normal political give-and-take on issues. That time
has passed. We are instead operating in a country
now where elites demonize the populist position with
such ferocity that many are afraid to voice their
opinion at all, which is, of course, the entire
point of their strategy. Our fight is no longer just
over political issues — it is a battle against the
very tactics being used by elites to stifle debate
and destroy the essence of what makes America
Frank Cannon is the president at
American Principles Project.
Islamists seem to be influencing the
British school system with ease: there is simply
no solid opposition to them. The government even
stays silent about the harassment and
Islamists in Britain seem to be
intent on establishing regressive requirements,
such as the hijab for young girls, wife beating,
making homosexuality illegal, death for apostates,
halala rituals in divorce, and exploitation
of women and children through Sharia courts as
part and parcel of British culture.
That St. Stephen's School allowed
itself to be blackmailed in this way bodes ill for
both Britain and its education system.
St. Stephen's School in East London recently imposed
a ban on hijabs (Islamic headscarves), but reversed
its decision after administrators received hundreds
of threats from enraged Muslims.
is an important step in promoting religious
extremism, mob rule and refusing to give #Muslim
young girls equal gender equality rights.... So much
for choice and individual liberty. Terribly sad day
for a secular democracy."
secular British values need to be upheld to provide
equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of
caste, creed, gender or color, Islamists seem to be
influencing the British school system with ease:
there is simply no solid opposition to them. The
government even stays silent about the harassment
St. Stephen's forced to succumb to the pressure of
ignorant zealots, who either do not know or choose
to ignore that under Islamic law (Sharia), girls are
not required to cover their heads until they reach
puberty? Ignorance also seems not to have prevented
them from accusing anyone who says or acts otherwise
of "Islamophobia." It is a form of political
blackmail used by Muslim extremists against the
Western institutions, the values of which they
Secretary of State for the School System, Lord Agnew
of Oulton, pledged to support the schools that are
trying to ban hijabs as well as obligatory fasting:
in Islam, young children are not subject to either.
Agnew said that the government should support head
teachers in making difficult and "sensitive"
decisions in the face of vitriolic opposition. We
have yet to see the effects of his statement.
Supporting head teachers is one thing, but there is
also a dire need to confront these extremists on all
levels, including law enforcement, if they try to
harass or intimidate anyone.
needs to back up Lord Agnew: there are only a few
such policy-makers left willing to offer rational
help during such crises.
Britain seem to be intent on establishing regressive
requirements, such as the hijab for young girls,
wife-beating, halala rituals in divorce,
making homosexuality illegal, death for apostates, and the exploitation
of women and children through Sharia courts
as part and parcel with British culture.
of making statements, the British government needs
to take concrete steps to stop the further
infiltration of these practices into Britain's
social fabric, the warping of children's minds, and
the harassment of whoever disagrees with those
St. Stephen's allowed itself to be blackmailed in
this way bodes ill for both Britain and its
Khadija Khan is a Pakistani
journalist and commentator, currently based in
Under Islamic repression, 'Christianity has ignited
like a flame'
By Bob Unrah 19 February 2018 World Net Daily
Hopeful news out of Iran....
Has Iran taken on a fight that it can never win?
Evidence suggests that might be the case, as the
internationally renowned American Center for Law and
Justice points out that the Islamic regime now is
becoming desperate to extinguish a surging population
of Christians inside its borders.
Iran, after all, is a nation that has exported
terrorism for decades. It has the free world worried
about its nuclear-weapons program. It routinely
threatens to destroy Israel. It interferes with Middle
East conflicts and engages in cyberwar against the
But the American Center for Law and Justice reports
Christianity “has ignited like a flame across the
country of Iran, making the Iranian government so
nervous they’re desperate to extinguish it quickly.”
Iranians are converting to Christianity at a
record-setting pace, with an estimated 360,000 to
800,000 Christians in the country.
There were fewer than 500 back in the 1980s.
“It’s difficult to take an accurate census because
fears of retribution, arrest, and violence keep many
Christian converts from self-identifying. Iranian
authorities have been raiding the homes of suspected
Christians, confiscating their books, computers, and
other media and arresting the men,” ACLJ said.
The government has spent millions of dollars to fight
the growing interest in Christianity, the mission
group Elam Ministries told Mohabat News, a website
that reports on Christians in Iran.
The money has gone toward Islamic propaganda, jailing
church members, confiscation of Christian materials
and more, the report said.
Ayatollah Alavi Boroujerdi, an official at an Islamic
seminary, has confirmed that “youth are becoming
Christians in Qom and attending house churches.”
Christians are being forced to hide their faith to
protect themselves and their families, because
worshipping Jesus “will get you arrested, and very
possibly get you killed,” a critic reported.
“This is something we at the ACLJ have witnessed first
hand, advocating for a number of imprisoned Christians
pastors in Iran – including Youcef Nadarkhani, who we
successfully fought to free from multiple false
imprisonments for his faith. In each of these cases,
Iran has targeted pastors in an attempt to squelch the
Christian church. It has failed each and every time.
In fact, the attempts to silence the church has only
made it louder as Christianity grows in Iran,” ACLJ
'peace' means to Muslims; just ask Jefferson By Bill Federer
16 February 2018
World Net Daily
Bill Federer recounts brief history of American
conflicts with brutality of Islam
“The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco,”
stated President Obama in Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.
Morocco began recognizing American colonists in 1625.
Governor William Bradford described the incident in the
History of the Plymouth Settlement. In 1625, the
Pilgrims sent two ships back to England carrying dried
fish and 800 lbs of beaver skins to trade for much
What happened next?
Bradford related the fate of one ship: “They … were well
within the England channel, almost in sight of Plymouth.
But … there she was unhapply taken by a Turkish
man-of-war and carried off to Morocco where the captain
and crew were made slaves. … Now by the ship taken by
the Turks … all trade was dead.”
When America became independent, it was no longer
covered by the British extortion tribute payment to the
Muslim pirates. Morocco “recognized” the United States
in 1785 by capturing two American ships and holding the
sailors for ransom. Thomas Jefferson worked to free
them, writing to John Jay, 1787: “There is an order of
priests called the Mathurins, the object of whose
institution is to beg alms for the redemption of
captives. They keep members always in Barbary, searching
out the captives of their country, and redeem, I
believe, on better terms than any other body, public or
private. It occurred to me, that their agency might be
obtained for the redemption of our prisoners at
In 1786, Thomas Jefferson wrote to William Carmichael
regarding Tripoli’s demand for extortion tribute
payment, 1786: “Mr. Adams and I had conferences with a
Tripoline ambassador, named Abdrahaman. He asked us
thirty thousand guineas for a peace with his court.”
When Jefferson asked the Muslim Ambassador what the new
country of America had done to offend them, he reported
to John Jay, March 28, 1786: “The ambassador answered us
that it was founded on the laws of the prophet, it was
written in their Qur’an, that all nations which had not
acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the
right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave;
and that every mussulman (Muslim) who was slain in this
warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that
the man who was the first to board a vessel had one
slave over and above his share, and that when they
sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held
a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which
usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried
out for quarter at once.”
Jefferson read the Qur’an, not out of admiration but to
understand why Muslims were attacking Americans
January 2, 2018
Secularists like to advise Christians
that, for the sake of social harmony, they ought to
keep their religion to themselves. Religion, they
argue, is a private affair between an individual and
his designated deity, and ought not to be dragged into
the public square. Moreover, they helpfully add, it’s
an imposition on others to confront them with beliefs
that they may find offensive.
As for themselves, secularists have no
qualms about imposing their own values on everyone
within reach. They are convinced of the rightness of
their beliefs, and consequently they don’t think twice
about forcing Christian bakers, florists, and
photographers to endorse gay weddings. They are also
convinced that they know what’s best for your
children. And what’s best for them, they are quite
certain, is that they learn all the latest fashions in
gender identity and marriage equality. In his groundbreaking 1984 book, The
Naked Public Square, Richard John Neuhaus argued that
the public square can never be naked for long. In
other words, it cannot be neutral about values: “If it
is not clothed with the ‘meanings’ borne by religion,
new ‘meanings’ will be imposed by virtue of the
ambitions of the modern state.” In short, the committed secularist won’t
be satisfied with the removal of the crèche from the
town square. He’ll insist that it be replaced with
something that more accurately reflects American
diversity—say, a monument to Margaret Sanger or a
statue of James Obergefell. Of course, secular
society’s reach extends well beyond the town green.
The religion of secularism is constantly being
advanced in a variety of venues—in courtrooms, school
rooms, and in the newly remodeled bathrooms that
accommodate the newly invented genders. Fr. Neuhaus was right in predicting that
“a perverse notion of the disestablishment of religion
leads to the establishment of the state as Church.”
The secular state quickly moves to enshrine whatever
values it currently smiles upon. And it defends them
as though they were divinely revealed dogma. But,
despite his prescience, Neuhaus did fail to anticipate
another development—namely, that the Judeo-Christian
tradition might be displaced from the public square
not only by the state, but also by another religion.
The possibility that Islam would one day
be a contender for control of the public square
probably didn’t enter his mind. That’s no surprise.
Except for the blip caused by the Iranian Revolution,
Islam wasn’t on anyone’s radar in the early eighties.
Yet Islam is now well on its way to controlling the
public square in parts of Europe. And, were it not for
the election of Donald Trump and the defeat of the
Muslim Brotherhood-friendly Clinton machine, the U.S.
would now be playing catch-up. As has often been observed, Islam is a
political religion. Some, like Dutch MP Geert Wilders,
contend that it is almost totally political with only
a thin and deceptive veneer of religiosity. Whatever
the exact proportion of politics to religion, it’s
hard to deny that the political dimension looms large
in Islam. Muhammad, after all, was a warlord. He
conquered all of Arabia, and within a relatively short
time after his death, his followers conquered an area
larger than the Roman Empire. Sayyid Abul A’la
Maududi, one of the most important twentieth-century
Islamic theorists, wrote that “Islam requires the
earth—not just a portion, but the whole planet.”
ISIS Kills Scores of Christians in Retaken Syrian
By Conor Gaffey Newsweek.com 4/11/16
The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) killed scores of
Christians when they captured a Syrian town recently
liberated by the government, a Syrian Christian leader
ISIS swept into the town of Al-Qaryatain in August 2015,
kidnapping at least 230 civilians including dozens of
Christians in the central Syrian town, which lies 104
kilometers (65 miles) southwest of Palmyra. The town had
a population of some 2,000 Syriac Catholics and Orthodox
Christians prior to the outbreak of civil war in Syria
in 2011, but this had dropped to just 300 before ISIS
Al-Qaryatain was retaken by Syrian government forces
with the backing of Russian airstrikes earlier in April
and reports are just beginning to emerge