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  • First mass in the Krak des Chevaliers in 745 years (Wow!)

    08/02/2016 2:36:01 PM PDT · by NRx · 19 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | 08-02-2016 | Fr. Z
    For the first time in almost 750 years a Roman catholic Mass has been celebrated in the ancient fortress of the Crusaders, the Krak des Chevaliers. The Mass was celebrated using the Traditional Roman (pre-Vatican II) rite. Video at the linked website.
  • Al-Qaida leader: 'grave consequences' for US if Boston bomber executed

    07/01/2016 3:38:17 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/1/2016
    Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has warned the US of the “gravest consequences” if Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any other Muslim prisoner is executed. Tsarnaev, named in Zawahiri’s online video message, was sentenced to death by lethal injection last year for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev committed the bombing with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police in the manhunt that followed it. “If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim,” Zawahri said in an online video, “[it]...
  • BBC Warns Football Fans Dressing as Crusaders ‘Offensive’ to Muslims

    06/04/2016 5:15:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/4/2016 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    The BBC has warned English football fans not to dress as crusaders when attending the Euro 2016 tournament this summer as they might cause offence to Muslims. The advice comes via their ‘iWonder’ website, aimed at a younger audience, which asks such pressing questions as “Was Shakespeare a feminist?” and “How green is my commute?” Posing the question: “Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?” the answer appears to be a resounding “yes”. “Crusaders were the perpetrators of violent attacks across Europe and the Middle East on Muslims, Jews and pagans,” the website intones, suggesting...
  • Christian school dropping ‘Crusaders’ mascot to keep from offending Muslims

    04/27/2016 5:16:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies ^ | April 26, 2016 | Joe Newby
    For 65 years, Denver Christian Schools used the mascot “Crusaders,” but that’s all about to change. Although CEO Todd Lanting says it’s not about political correctness, the change is being made because some might find it offensive to Muslims, EAG News reported Tuesday. “In our mission, in light of the command to love our neighbors as ourselves, the crusader was an inconsistent, inappropriate symbol for that mission,” Lanting told KUSA. EAG added: After using the Crusaders mascot for 65 of the school’s 100 year history, officials in November began to solicit ideas for a new symbol, and have since narrowed...
  • Susquehanna U drops Crusaders nickname

    04/03/2016 7:51:00 AM PDT · by Buttons12 · 41 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/05/15 | Brianna Buczkowski
    Following a vote from the Board of Trustees, Susquehanna University is the latest institution whose mascot, the Crusaders, must go due to concern over potential offensiveness and negative connotations. Citing "growing concern and sensitivity" to ensure sure the campus remains "welcoming and inclusive..." ...Last spring, the Susquehanna University student government ran a poll among the student body with a squirrel winning by over 50 percent of the votes. "I don’t know if squirrels are exactly that presence that we needed," said Junior Paris Campbell to the student newspaper, also titled The Crusader. Despite the petition and seemingly apathetic student body,...
  • ISIS release chilling new 'end of the world' video showing final battle with 'crusaders'

    12/11/2015 8:36:49 AM PST · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11 Dec 2015 | Anthony Bond , Kara O'Neill , Kelly-Ann Mills
    SIS has released chilling new footage depicting its apocalyptic vision of the end of the world. It has titled the video 'Meeting at Dabiq' which refers to the location of a final battle between the 'Crusaders' and the 'Believers'. The video also shows an ISIS 'armoured unit' advancing towards the Colosseum in reference to the 'armies of Rome'. In the footage the terrorist organisation shows a dead fighter being kissed by his comrades, a Jihadi on horseback trying to look like a honourable soldier and groups of men with the majority too scared to show their faces to the camera....
  • Christianity, Western History Deemed “Incredibly Offensive”

    11/29/2015 5:03:44 AM PST · by blueyon · 13 replies
    rightwingnews ^ | 11/27/15 | Dave Blount
    Our own heritage is considered to be “incredibly offensive” by the leftist ruling class: A religious-freedom advocacy group has filed its second grievance in as many weeks with the Army, again demanding that imagery featuring a red crucifix be removed from Army signage — and this time, insisting the aviation unit involved change its logo and its nickname. We truly are living in George Orwell World. By “religious-freedom advocacy,” they mean “devoted to the eradication of Christianity.”
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name “Abu Abdullah al-Amriki” blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters — mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans — are...
  • 0bama's Fictional History about Islam and the Crusades

    02/10/2015 6:15:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | February 9, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Someone recently remarked that Obama is a one man sleeper cell after hearing about his National Prayer Breakfast remarks and refusal to aid Jordan against ISIS. Sadly, his remark could not have been more accurate. Obama patiently and silently planned, as one of many in an intentional sleeper cell, to advance in America what Islam is advancing worldwide. Muslims have overtaken most of the ground on which Jesus walked, bled, and died, from Bethlehem to Nazareth to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Muslims conquered Jerusalem in 637 A.D. Fifty years later, Muhammad's followers deliberately began building their "second holiest"...
  • Onward Christian Soldiers: Self-Styled Revolutionary Trains Faithful To Fight ISIS (Crusaders?)

    02/27/2015 5:04:51 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-27-2015 | Hollie McKay
    Hollie McKay February 27, 2015 Just 12 miles north of the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, an American filmmaker and self-styled revolutionary is running a boot camp for Christians willing and able to fight for their lives and faith against the murderous Islamic terror organization. Matthew VanDyke, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who escaped a Libyan prison after going there to help overthrow Col. Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, is helping to train hundreds of long-persecuted Assyrian Christians in everything from firearms to close quarters combat. VanDyke, who founded the security contracting firm company Sons of Liberty (SOLI), is working with an unnamed...
  • Barnicle: We Can't Call It Radical Islam 'Because We're The Crusaders'

    02/17/2015 4:31:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough opened today's Morning Joe with a protracted and impassioned plea for America—and in particular President Obama—to call out radical Islam by name. Mika Brzezinski was dubious, citing unspecified "difficult times" in the past when presidents used the wrong language. But taking Mika's misgivings a giant step further, Mike Barnicle flatly declared that we can't call radical Islam by name because "we're the Crusaders." View the video here.
  • ISIS releases video claiming beheadings of Egyptian Coptic Christians

    02/15/2015 3:44:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun February 15, 2015 | CNN Staff
    CNN) - In a new propaganda video released Sunday by ISIS, the group claims to have beheaded over a dozen members of Egypt's Coptic Christian minority on a Libyan beach. The video shows an apparent mass execution with jihadists in black standing behind each of the victims, who are all are dressed in orange jumpsuits with their hands cuffed behind them. The five-minute video, released by the terror group's propaganda wing al-Hayat Media, includes a masked English-speaking jihadi who says, "The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama bin Laden's body in, we swear to Allah, we will mix it with...
  • ISIS picks up on Obama’s Prayer Breakfast Crusades Meme

    02/16/2015 8:00:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/15 | Judi McLeod
    As Obama excuses the advance of radical Islamic Terrorism in action; Refuses to identify Islamic terrorism for what it is: Lead some to believe that the phrase he utters under his breath in cheering the ISIS advance is: “Allahu Akbar”. From Obama’s lips at Washington’s National Prayer Breakfast straight to the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS). Just one week and a half after President Barack Obama linked the Crusades and Inquisition with “many terrible deeds done in the name of Christ” at the National Prayer Breakfast, ISIS has picked up and run with his meme. A horrific ISIS...
  • Islamic State’s Plans/Justifications: “DABIQ” Magazine & Its Strategic Outlook

    02/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies ^ | 2/14/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ...Al-Muhallab said, “You must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.” Some methods of deception include: a. Planting spies. b. Reconnaissance. c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another. “If a man’s chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower” [Poetry]. And be on guard against your enemy at...
  • No, being Christian or white is not inherently evil

    02/09/2015 8:44:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/15 | Rolf Yungclas
    Distortion of Christian history in an attempt to downplay the real threat of worldwide Islamic extremism Now we are seeing how, on President Obama’s cue, the Left is dredging up every bad thing done by Christian Crusaders nearly 1000 years ago and done by a very small number of white racists 50 years ago and more, all things that are no longer done or allowed. Whatever the reasoning for this compulsion to make America out to be as evil as ISIS, it becomes a defense the actions of ISIS. Equating the bloodthirsty methodology of ISIS with what? With a few...
  • Please Stay Safe and Alert Out There

    02/07/2015 8:07:34 AM PST · by abishai · 30 replies
    February 7, 2015 | Abishai
    Just wanted everyone to remember the President's admonition and stay safe and alert out there, and watch for signs of any Christian Crusader activity. I thought I saw a Crusader in armor, waving around the flag of St George, up to no good and about kill some innocent Muslim schoolchildren, but it turns out it was just a silver Dodge Neon at a stoplight. I think Homeland Security should come up with some sort of color coded Christian Crusader Threat lever alert chart for us.
  • Dutch biker gang grabs rifles, joins Kurds in fight against ISIS

    10/15/2014 10:46:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/2014
    Members of a massive Dutch motorcycle gang, armed with Kalashnikov rifles, recently joined Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq, vowing to “exterminate the rodents.” The leader of No Surrender -- which has dozens of chapters in the Netherlands and across Europe -- told state broadcaster NOS on Friday that three of its members have traveled to Mosul in Northern Iraq to take up the fight against ISIS, AFP reports. A photo posted on a Dutch-Kurdish Twitter account last week shows a heavily-tattooed man in military garb flashing the “victory” sign alongside a Kurdish fighter inside a bunker. “Ron...
  • Burst Water Pipe Reveals Century-Old Crusader Murals in Jerusalem

    05/14/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-14-14 | Stephanie Pappas
    Wall murals portraying Crusader knights and symbols of medieval military orders have been rediscovered in a Jerusalem hospital thanks to a burst water pipe and a storeroom reorganization. These paintings were the works of a French count, Comte Marie Paul Amédée de Piellat, who believed himself to be a descendant of Crusaders. The count was a frequent visitor to Jerusalem and had the Saint-Louis Hospice built between 1879 and 1896, naming it after St. Louis IX, a king of France and leader of the Seventh Crusade between A.D. 1248 and 1254. . . . . . . .. . ....
  • Christian college drops 'Crusaders' nickname in bow to 'global society'

    01/31/2014 9:01:27 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies ^ | 01/31/2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. “But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told “Our world has changed...
  • This Castle’s Toilet Still Holds Parasites From Crusaders’ Feces

    06/19/2013 5:25:10 AM PDT · by Renfield · 28 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 6-18-2013 | Rachel Nuwer
    Ruins of Saranda Kolones, Cyprus’ feces-preserving castle. Photo by Matthew Wilkinson Cyprus, the Mediterranean island nation just south of Turkey, took centuries to gain its independence. The Greeks, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Ottomans, British and others all took their turns taking over the island, and each left their mark on the archeological record. But in a ruined chamber in a castle on the western corner of the island, it may be more apt to say the invaders left a smear.In 1191, during the Third Crusade, King Richard I of England invaded Cyprus and ordered that a castle be built on...
  • Archaeologists Excavate Ancient Phoenician Port City [ Tel Achziv ]

    04/21/2012 8:10:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Gwyn Davies et al
    The ruins of the site rest atop a sandstone hill, hugging the far northern coast of the current State of Israel near the border with Lebanon. One can see later-period standing structures that provide the backdrop for what is now a national park and beach resort. But below the surface, and beneath the ocean waves, lie the remains of an ancient harbor town that reach back in history to as long ago as Chalcolithic times (4500 -3200 BC)... Known today as Tel Achziv, its remnants have been explored and excavated before, by Moshe Prausnitz from 1963 through 1964 and, in...
  • Group blasts Marine Corps for reviving 'Crusaders' name and symbols

    04/18/2012 6:42:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 85 replies ^ | April 18, 2012 | Kari Huus
    A recent decision by the Marine Corps to reinstate "Crusaders" as the name of its Fighter Attack Squadron 122 — replacing "Werewolves" — and adopting the red cross of the medieval Knights Templar was blasted as unconstitutional and willfully ignorant by a civil rights group Wednesday. "I don’t know that the Marine Corps could do anything more to fuel the cause of jihad," said Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates church-state separation. "It will directly end up taking lives and maiming members of our military." Advertise | AdChoices VMFA-122 based out of...
  • PA: "If I Forget Thee, Oh Jerusalem" First Said by Crusader

    06/12/2011 3:01:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    Continuing its policy of denying Jerusalem's Jewish heritage the Palestinian Authority publicized the claims of an Arab researcher that the well-known ancient Hebrew psalm, "If I forget three, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill," is not Jewish at all, the Israeli research institute Palestininian Media Watch reports. Video! Instead, Dr. Hayel Sanduqa insists the words were uttered by a Christian Crusader, and have only recently been "borrowed" by Jews and "falsified in the name of Zionism." The verse in question, from Psalm 137 of the Hebrew Bible, opens with the words: "By the rivers of Babylon, there we...
  • New Yorker's Hersh sparks anger, puzzlement with remarks on military 'crusaders'

    Legendary journalist Seymour Hersh has uncovered some sinister conspiracies during his long career, but his latest revelation is drawing some puzzled reactions and angry denunciations. In a speech this week in Doha, Qatar, Hersh advanced the notion that U.S. military forces are directed and dominated by Christian fundamentalist "crusaders" bent on changing "mosques into cathedrals." According to an account of the speech in Foreign Policy magazine, Hersh alleged that Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the retired head of the Pentagon's Joint Special Operations Command and briefly the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was among several senior officers who are...
  • Crusaders and Jerusalem

    01/17/2010 6:52:18 PM PST · by Ryde · 27 replies · 822+ views
    01/17/10 | Ryde
    Freepers: I happened to be reading my grandson's college text on the Middle East. Now I know that the crusades were a bloody affair--but all wars are bloody. In an age where there were no firearms, warriors often ended up fighting nose-to-nose and covered in each other's gore. Now according to the text, no more than 12,000 crusaders made it to Jerusalem in total--1,500 men in armor. Then they fought their way over the walls--were repulsed once--and then had to fight their way uphill to take the city. So, when the capture occurred, there could not have been a whole...
  • Experts find rare Crusader-era murals in Syria (12th century chapel inside the al-Marqab Citadel)

    10/15/2009 1:39:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 1,016+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/09 | Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue - ap
    DAMASCUS, Syria – Archaeologists have discovered two Crusader-era murals depicting heaven and hell in a medieval church near Syria's coast — a rare find that could reveal new information about the Christian knights who battled Muslims for control of the Holy Land hundreds of years ago. Experts are now renovating the 12th century paintings, which were discovered last year by a joint Syrian-Hungarian team excavating an old Crusader fortress on a hilltop near the Mediterranean Sea in the western province of Tartous. ... The murals, which measure about 8 feet (2.5 meters) high and 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) wide, were...
  • Zawahiri eulogizes Baitullah Mehsud

    09/28/2009 2:11:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 410+ views
    LONG WAR - Threat Matrix - blog ^ | September 28, 2009 1:37 PM | Bill Roggio
    Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, has sung the praises of former Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud on a videotape produced by As Sahab and distributed on jihadi forums. Zawahiri used Baitullah's death to praise the Taliban's fight against NATO and the US in Afghanistan. But Zawahiri especially focused on Baitullah's role in the attempt to smash the Pakistani state. The following translation is a portion of Zawahiri's tape: Read more:
  • Somalia Then and Now

    04/05/2009 4:11:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 455+ views
    MAKING SENSE OF ^ | April 01, 2009 at 08:29 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: The African Advantage In June 2006, Sada al-Jihad (Echo of Jihad), a Saudi-based jihad periodical, published an article by Al Qaeda strategist, Abu Azzam al-Ansari, exploring the possibility and advantages of a strategy for Africa. The following table summarizes the 13 advantages: Al-Ansari's 13 Advantages to Expanding Al Qaeda Operation 1 “Jihadi doctrines” are well entrenched in most predominantly Muslim countries. This jihadi expansion has old roots in many of the African countries. 2 The general chaos and corruption found throughout the continent which eases “the ability of the Mujahidin to move and plan and organize themselves…” 3 Tribal...
  • Middlesex Crusaders Cricket Team Changes Name After Complaints From Muslims

    02/02/2009 12:19:42 PM PST · by lewisglad · 17 replies · 1,271+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Last Updated: 4:22PM GMT 02 Feb 2009 | Auslam Cramb
    Middlesex County Cricket Club has announced that the Middlesex Crusaders will play next season as The Panthers. Vinny Codrington, Middlesex chief executive, confirmed that the club had received "one or two" complaints from Muslim and Jewish communities concerned that the name was a reference to the medieval Christian crusades against other faiths. He said some people found the name "rather upsetting" but denied that the change was being made for reasons of political correctness. He added: "For example, one of our former presidents was Jewish and he didn't particularly like the name, although he just got on with it. "We...
  • Cricket Team Told It Can't Call Itself 'The Crusaders'

    02/02/2009 11:49:15 AM PST · by Steelfish · 35 replies · 769+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 2, 2009
    Cricket team told it can't call itself 'the Crusaders' case it offends Muslims and Jews By Daily Mail Reporter 02nd February 2009 A cricket team has been forced to change its name after angry complaints from Muslims and Jews. The Middlesex Crusaders, who have played under the name for almost 10 years, will play next season as The Panthers. Bosses at the county club acted after protests about the name from Jewish and Muslim communities, who said they felt it was a reference to the religious wars waged by Christians in Europe against other faiths.
  • Controversial Boston mosque tied to Muslim Brotherhood's "grand jihad"

    12/09/2008 9:28:04 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 720+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 12/9/08 | RobertSpencer
    "grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within" Islamic Society of Boston Mosque Madness Update. "Texas Terrorism Trial Ties Boston mosque leaders to Extremist Network," from Citizens for Peace and Tolerance (thanks to Jerry): Dennis Hale, President of Citizens for Peace and Tolerance, called today for a public investigation of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s sale of land to the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) for the construction of New England ’s largest mosque. Hale noted that officers of the largest Muslim charity in America , The Holy Land Foundation (HLF), convicted in Texas last week of funding Middle...
  • Which part of the West has the most of crusader mentality?

    08/29/2008 3:28:18 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 13 replies · 175+ views
    08/29/2008 | WesternCulture
    Already as a rebelling youngster of a nation, the United States of America won a forever decisive war against an oversea tyrant. However, being European, I sometimes wonder if our allies across the Atlantic fully understand what it is like having Muslims preying on us and to what degree we are prepared to safeguard the only true civilization there is. British determination (Saxxon aren't politically correct, but they just won't go away and by today there icons of classic Heavy Metal): Swedish determination - a small country, yes - but the motor of Scandinavia that (including Finland) constitutes an...
  • Crusaders 'Left Genetic Legacy'

    03/27/2008 6:29:52 PM PDT · by blam · 81 replies · 1,549+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-27-2008
    Crusaders 'left genetic legacy' The genetic signature can be traced to Europe Scientists have detected the faint genetic traces left by medieval crusaders in the Middle East. The team says it found a particular DNA signature which recently appeared in Lebanon and is probably linked to the crusades. The finding comes from the Genographic Project, a major effort to track human migrations through DNA. Details of the research have been published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. The researchers found that some Christian men in Lebanon carry a DNA signature hailing from Western Europe. The scientists also found that...
  • 'Leave, Crusaders, Or Have Your Heads Cut Off' (Christians - Iraq)

    12/23/2006 7:09:57 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-24-2006 | Aqeel Hussein - Colin Freeman
    'Leave, crusaders, or have your heads cut off' By Aqeel Hussein in Mosul and Colin Freeman, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:37am GMT 24/12/2006 The snow has already settled on the mountains further north, but the Christians of the Iraqi city of Mosul are scared to put festive decorations outside their homes this year. Their ancestors settled here in the 1st century AD, yet as teacher Jamal Fadi has discovered, some of their Muslim neighbours want this Christmas to be their last. Death threat: This letter was delivered with two bullets "A letter was delivered to my door with two bullets...
  • Air Force Squadron's 'Crusader' Name and Emblem Challenged

    09/05/2006 8:52:28 AM PDT · by XR7 · 164 replies · 5,007+ views
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Mikey Weinstein, who sued the Air Force over allegations that Air Force Academy cadets were subjected to Christian evangelization, now wants New Mexico's Cannon Air Force Base to end the 523rd Fighter Squadron's use of "Crusaders" as the unit's nickname. He also objects to the squadron's emblem, which features a cross, a sword and an armored helmet. Weinstein, who's Jewish, says having warplanes named after medieval Christians who fought Muslims in the Holy Land is crazy when the United States is at war with radical Islam. He believes the religious emblem also is unconstitutional. A Cannon Air...
  • Christian Embassy brings relief to embattled north (Israel)

    08/09/2006 10:24:49 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 8 replies · 243+ views ^ | 8/9/2006 | Staff
    Christian Embassy funding emergency projects to help children, elderly, soldiers under fire In recent weeks, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has responded to the growing humanitarian needs of embattled communities in northern Israel by launching a number of aid projects aimed at bringing relief, particularly to children confined to bomb shelters. In one of the latest examples, on Tuesday the ICEJ sponsored a day excursion for three bus loads of children from the hard hit areas of Kiryat Shmona, Karmiel and Nahariya to visit the Shefayim recreational water park near Herzliya. The children also received some of our 500 "activity...
  • Islamofascism, It's now open & 'official', Islamists call Christians: 'animals'

    06/20/2006 10:29:17 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 592+ views
    TheRealityShow ^ | June 20 2006
    It's now open & 'official', Islamists call Christians 'animals' ISLAMOFASCISM! 2 US soldiers bodies found mutilated and tortured [Islamic website connected to Al Qaeda said:] "We announce the good news to our Islamic nation that we executed God's will and slaughtered the two crusader animals we had in captivity," said the claim, reportedly from the Mujahedeen Shura Council, a group linked to al Qaeda.
  • Crusaders become saints after Muslim complaints [UK]

    05/21/2006 11:19:55 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 39 replies · 856+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | May 21, 2006 | Marc Horne
    THE Crusaders, the Christian youth organisation, is having to change its identity after more than 100 years because of claims that its name is anti-Islamic, Marc Horne writes. The evangelical movement, with more than 20,000 members and championed by Sir Cliff Richard, will be known as the Urban Saints from January as schools and charities said its name might be offensive to Muslims. They claimed it was too closely associated with the crusades, the military campaigns in the 11th and 13th centuries to recapture Jerusalem and the Holy Land from the Muslims. “Our new identity is part of a recognition...
  • University keeps Crusader mascot name - for now

    03/27/2006 1:46:20 AM PST · by The Ghost of JG · 3 replies · 417+ views
    Spero News ^ | Monday, March 27, 2006 | Robert Duncan
    Reason rules the day for now, as a measure at my alma mater Northwest Nazarene University to drop its Crusader mascot name was defeated. But continued vigilance will be needed. The university's Board of Trustees - champions of political correctness that they are - now support finding a cuddly, soft definition of the crusades in step with our hip-hop modern times.
  • History Channel's Propagandist Piece on the Crusades

    11/07/2005 3:06:05 AM PST · by ZULU · 29 replies · 1,433+ views
    History Channel | November 8, 2005 | History Channel
    Did anybody see that vile piece on the Crusades Sunday Night? I had to turn it off. It was a politically pile of propagandist crap attacking the Crusades, the Christian Church and heroizing Ilsamic fanatics.
  • Time to drive homosexual missionaries out of Jerusalem

    06/20/2005 3:12:43 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 11 replies · 471+ views
    Jews for Morality ^ | 6/'05 | Rabbi Yehuda Levin
    Since its founding, in 1997, the Jerusalem Open House (JOH) has operated as a missionary organization, actively promoting homosexuality among Arabs, Christians, and Jews in Israel and all over the world The JOH is no minor player among homosexual advocacy groups. It is well-funded by the New Israel Fund, a left-wing organization that promotes secularism in all areas of Israeli society and is affiliated with the multi-billion dollar Ford Foundation in the United States.
  • Kingdom of Heaven : Propaganda or History?

    05/22/2005 2:59:15 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 23 replies · 1,383+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | May 20, 2005 | James Burke
    Kingdom of Heaven: Propaganda or History? by James F. Burke New Republican Archive After the anti-Christian Left was blind-sided by the popularity of Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ, key influencers in the media complex were eager to promote the release of Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven. Indeed, one finds the loudest praise for the film coming from the pages of the most radical left-wing papers and journals here in the U.S. and, of course, in Europe. Why then is turnout so high here in the U.S.? Viewers hoping for a more positive (or at least less anti-Christian) take on...
  • SCHLUSSEL: "Kingdom of Heaven," Bin Laden's Slanted Crusade Movie

    05/06/2005 10:24:23 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 143 replies · 3,213+ views ^ | May 5, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    “Kingdom of Heaven”: Bin Laden’s Slanted Crusade Movie May 5, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel Mark Twain said, “History tells us that the truth is not hard to kill, but a lie told well is immortal.” “Kingdom of Heaven,” Ridley Scott’s extremely boring movie version of the Crusades, is Twain’s words in action. Scott is serial killer of truth—giving immortality to 1,000 lies—in this propaganda film. The wannabe-epic is being panned for its lack of accuracy by a host of Islam experts, like Robert Spencer. Crusades expert Jonathan Riley-Smith says it’s basically “Osama bin Laden’s version of History.” But the folks...
  • Million Dollar Terri

    03/25/2005 4:55:16 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 626+ views ^ | MARCH 25, 2005 | CHRISTIAN HARTSOCK
    Terri Schiavo has been suffering from fatal dehydration for the past week and liberal anti-life crusaders have been relishing in every moment of it. That is, of course, despite last-ditch efforts by President Bush and the Republican party-poopers in Congress to have Terri’s feeding tubes restored. Amid all the fuss, the left’s latest rationalization for starving poor little Terri to death is this: There may have been political motives behind the Republicans’ endeavor to save Terri’s life! President Bush signed a bill on March 21 that would transfer jurisdiction of the Terri Schiavo case to a U.S. district court. This...
  • Strange Bedfellows: Breast Cancer Crusaders and Abortion Providers

    03/24/2005 10:30:53 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 7 replies · 399+ views
    CFP ^ | March 24, 2005 | Nathan Tabor
    Sometimes evil pops up in the most unlikely of places. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is named for a victim who died in 1978, at age 36. Before Susan died, her sister Nancy promised to do all that she could to eradicate the horrible disease, and to that end she founded the organization in 1982. Since then, the Komen Foundation, with over 100 local affiliates in the U.S.A. alone, has raised $740 million for this worthy cause, funding innovative research grants, public awareness campaigns, and community-based outreach programs. Every year more than one million people worldwide participate in...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Protester objects to 'Crusaders'

    09/20/2004 9:54:32 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 55 replies · 1,492+ views
    The Patriot-News ^ | Wednesday, September 15, 2004 | CHRIS A. COUROGEN
    As demonstrations go, it was decidedly low-key: a lone man standing silently against a utility pole, occasionally holding up hand-scribbled poster boards. Fans at the Camp Hill-Bishop McDevitt field hockey game yesterday afternoon paid little attention to the slight, bespectacled protester as he stood between two sets of bleachers at Camp Hill's Fiala Field. But Carl H. Silverman insisted his one-man campaign against Bishop McDevitt High School's team nickname -- the Crusaders -- was a success. Shop Central PA "It gets my point across," said Silverman, who occasionally cheered for his daughter Sara and her Camp Hill teammates. Silverman's point,...
  • Sudan Leaflets Vow Revenge On Foreign Troops (Crusaders)

    07/27/2004 5:18:20 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 328+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-27-2004 | David Blair/Nicola Smith
    Sudan leaflets vow revenge on foreign troops By David Blair, Africa Correspondent and Nicola Smith in Brussels (Filed: 27/07/2004) The prospect of western troops being sent to Sudan provoked dire warnings of revenge yesterday. Leaflets were distributed at mosques in the capital, Khartoum, urging Muslims to fight any "crusader" forces. Men gather around a radio in the Farchana refugee camp The message, from a previously unknown group calling itself the Army of Mohammed, read: "We have seen and heard of American and British interference in Darfur and there is no doubt that this is a crusader war that bears no...
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guards Official Threatens Suicide Operations

    05/28/2004 4:29:52 PM PDT · by albertp · 17 replies · 180+ views
    Middle East Media Research Institute ^ | May 28, 2004 | MEMRI Special Dispatch Series - No. 723
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards Official Threatens Suicide Operations: 'Our Missiles Are Ready to Strike at Anglo-Saxon Culture... There Are 29 Sensitive Sites in the U.S. and the West...' The London Arabic-language daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that "an Iranian intelligence unit has established a center called The Brigades of the Shahids of the Global Islamic Awakening to replace the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Department of Liberation and Revolutionary Movements, which had been in charge of helping and training revolutionary forces across the world." [1] The article went on to report a speech given by an official of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, threatening the...