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  • Co2 emissions help tropical rainforests grow faster than expected

    01/01/2015 6:52:02 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 25 replies
    The Mail ^ | 12/30/2014 | Richard Gray
    Carbon dioxide emissions help tropical rainforests grow faster: Study shows trees absorb more greenhouse gas than expected
  • Pakistan Mob Kills Christian Couple Over 'Blasphemy'

    11/04/2014 9:03:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/04/2014 | BBC News
    A Christian couple in Pakistan have been beaten to death by an angry crowd after being accused of desecrating a Koran, police say. Their bodies were burned at the brick kiln where they worked in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab province. Police identified the victims only as Shama and Shehzad, AFP reports. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue and critics argue the laws are often misused to settle personal scores and that minorities are unfairly targeted. "Yesterday an incident of desecration of the holy Koran took place in the area and today the mob first beat the...
  • MHA in St. George: Welcome to an exciting time! [Mormon History]

    05/28/2011 12:13:02 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    After months of planning and preparations, the program for the 2011 meeting of the Mormon History Association, to be held at the well-appointed Dixie Center in St. George, Utah, is now set. Not only will we bask in the sun-splashed beauty of southern Utah, but we look forward to hearing from a terrific lineup of speakers and panels about the latest in Mormon history scholarship. SNIP Sandwiched between these terrific plenary sessions are six concurrent sessions on Friday and Saturday. You can find a complete listing of papers and presenters in the preliminary program on the MHA 2011 conference website....
  • Sarah Palin gave 5 points for American Military Action at Tribute to the Troops in Colorado

    05/02/2011 10:20:36 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 110 replies
    Tuesday May 5, 2011
    Palin Doctrine? Sarah Palin spoke at a Tribute to the Troops at Colorado Christian University. "The Soldier fights not because he hates what's in front of him. But because he loves those and what's behind him!"....G.K. Chesterton 1. We should only commit our forces when clear and vital American interest are at stake.2. IF we have to fight, we fight to win. We use overwhelming force, we only send in our troop into war with the objective to defeat the enemy as quickly as possible: We do not send in our military to stretch out the mission with an open-ended...
  • Islamists in America

    03/05/2011 1:18:28 PM PST · by James H. Shott · 18 replies
    Liberty Ledger ^ | March 5, 2011 | James H. Shott
    I you haven’t visited the Website of the Islamist organization Shariah 4 America, you need to do that soon, to see just what Muslims in America have in mind. To whet your appetite, read the short piece below: The Islamic Demolition of the Statue of LibertyOne of the founding principles of the Islamic constitution is to ensure that all sovereignty and supremacy belongs solely to God; the Shari’ah is a practical manifestation of this sovereignty and supremacy because it seeks to establish His command in society. The status of a nation subsequently does not depend on its number, strength or...
  • Pelosi: Lawmakers Should Sacrifice Jobs for Health Care

    02/28/2010 7:59:13 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 13 replies · 1,004+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | 2/28/2010 | AP
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers, a call to arms that underscores the issue's massive role in this election year. Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment, will help the public, Pelosi said in an interview being broadcast Sunday the ABC News program "This Week." "We're not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress," she said. "We're here to do the job for the American people." It took courage for Congress to pass Social Security and Medicare,...
  • Muslim unrest hits US homes: Honor killings are on the rise

    11/01/2009 3:10:41 AM PST · by Scanian · 50 replies · 2,884+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 1, 2009 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    In what may be the first recorded instance of a Muslim wife attempting to murder her husband for not being pious enough, a Staten Island woman was charged this week with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Rabia Sarwar, a 37-year-old Muslim, said she did it because her husband, a 41-year-old Pakistani native, enjoyed booze and pork and wanted her to dress in revealing clothes. (She held fabric over her face and threw a shawl over her head before leaving court on Thursday.) While the Sarwar case is sensational by dint of the role-reversal and the method...
  • What happened in Bombay is not as bad as it gets.

    11/29/2008 6:39:36 PM PST · by mapmaker77 · 64 replies · 2,619+ views
    vanity | 29NOV08 | mapmaker77
    If you think the slaughter in Bombay was bad, then you ain't seen nuthin' yet. The barbarians are at the gates, and in many cases, they are already well inside. Bombay is just the latest example. Islamofascism is here to stay. Western ideas of PC tolerance are dross in the face of armed fanatics who will kill out of simple bloodlust and imagined religeous slights from centuries ago. Europe is lost, and the only reason that Russia is not is that they recognise the threat and realize the only way to deal with it is, like rats, extermination.
  • Caption Berlin crowd touching Obama

    07/25/2008 2:50:19 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 68 replies · 282+ views
    Der Spiegel | 25.7.2008 | Der Spiegel
  • Islamic Intent

    05/13/2008 10:55:16 AM PDT · by Bowtie52 · 12 replies · 164+ views
    Unknown | Unknown
    A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. "Very few people were true Nazis "he said," but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had...
  • Another Attack On The Giant Buddha Of Swat (Islamofascists Compelled By "The Religion Of Peace")

    11/10/2007 11:14:14 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 238+ views ^ | 11/09/2007 |
    11/09/2007 PAKISTAN Another attack on the giant Buddha of Swat In the valley of Swat, north western Pakistan, Islamic militants have launched a second attack in less than a month on the gigantic sacred statue. The head, shoulders and feet have been destroyed while the militants threaten a third and final attack. Islamabad (AsiaNews) – A group of Islamic militants have attacked for the second time in less than a month the giant Buddha carved in the rocks of Swat Valley, in north western Pakistan. Despite the many requests for greater protection, the government has failed to intervene in any...
  • Some Muslim workers at Target refuse to handle pork

    03/13/2007 2:10:00 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 85 replies · 3,362+ views ^ | 12 Mar 2007 | Chris Serres
    <p>I'm a reporter who covers Target for the Star Tribune and the other day, I got a call from someone who said that an employee at the Target store downtown refused to run his bacon through a scanning machine. He was mighty upset, arguing that the cashier had "no right to work as a cashier at Target" if she wasn't prepared to swipe his groceries.</p>
  • EU seeks converts to eco-stoicism (Tacit Recognition of Enviro-Extremism as a Religion).

    03/09/2007 6:18:25 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 7 replies · 374+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007 | Joe Lynam
    The EU's top political leaders meet three times a year in a rose-coloured marble building known as Justus Lipsius. EU leaders arrived in gas-guzzling cars to debate green issues It is named after a 16th-Century Dutch scholar often described, predominantly by his fans, as one of the most learned men of his day, as well as the founding father of neo-stoicism, which combined pagan materialism with Christianity. Nowadays, the new Europe under Jose Manuel Barroso could even be described as eco-stoicism, combining materialism with environmental zealotry. The new movement, though, does not have as many converts as the Portuguese...
  • Muslim Rape? They Were Asking For It (Robert Spencer On Islam's Misogynism Alert)

    10/31/2006 3:07:12 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 950+ views
    The Mufti of Australia, Sheikh Taj al-Din al-Hilali, has gained international attention this week by saying that women are generally at fault if they are raped. Speaking to a Muslim audience in Sydney, he explained that rape (specifically, zina, sexual activity forbidden under Islamic law -- a word mistranslated in published accounts of the Sheikh’s words as “adultery”) is “90 percent the woman’s responsibility. Why? Because a woman owns the weapon of seduction. It’s she who takes off her clothes, shortens them, flirts, puts on make-up and powder and takes to the streets, God protect us, dallying. It’s she who...
  • Why Is The World Afraid Of Muslims?

    10/05/2006 5:35:19 AM PDT · by US admirer · 76 replies · 1,552+ views
    The Family Security Foundation, Inc. ^ | October 4, 2006 | Tashbih Sayyed, Ph.D.
    Why Is The World Afraid Of Muslims? Tashbih Sayyed, Ph.D. October 4, 2006 A number of recent apologies made to the Muslims by non-Muslim leaders clearly indicate that the world has grown increasingly fearful of the Muslim rage. Political Islam, as is obvious by the reactions of the socio-cultural and political institutions in countries of Europe, Britain and the U.S. has come of age. It has been able to install itself in a position from where it can manipulate the host country’s social and political systems to its advantage. The significance of this achievement can’t be denied. Political Islam’s disabling...
  • Dialogue Vs The Sword (Democracy Is Based On Consent, Islam is Based On Coercion Alert)

    09/19/2006 7:55:56 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 756+ views
    Daniel ^ | 09/19/06 | Paul Eidelberg
    The violent Muslim reaction to Pope Benedict's reference to Muhammad involves far more than the issue of freedom of speech. The ultimate issue is one of theological truth on the one hand, and the true nature of Islam on the other. Pope Benedict's "indirect" disparagement of Muhammad--who was will denigrated by St. Thomas Aquinas, the touchstone of Roman Catholicism--is by definition a disparagement of Islam. Be this as it may, the Pope now calls for "dialogue." When Islam substitutes dialogue for the sword it will cease to be Islam. Islamic leaders from Muhammad to Ahmadinejad have ever declared war on...
  • Ahmadinejad: Atheism of big powers is rootcause of man's plight

    09/01/2006 12:38:04 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 777+ views
    IRNA ^ | September 1 2006
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here on Friday that the big powers' atheism is the rootcause of man's problems today. Addressing a group of locals, President Ahmadinejad said the only remedy to the plight is recourse to God and injunctions of the divine messengers. Ahmadinejad said the Iranian nation is on the path to progress, setting God Almighty as its ultimate goal. He said strong faith in God and monotheism are the key to durable peace and calm.
  • Germans negative on Islam, poll shows (islam dominated by fanatism - 83%)

    05/18/2006 10:37:21 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 38 replies · 1,188+ views ^ | 5/18/2006 | Staff
    BERLIN - Germans are growing increasingly negative over Islam and concern is rising over the country's Muslim minority, a recently released poll shows. "If one looks at this from a pessimistic viewpoint it could be seen as the start of a downward spiral toward conflict," said the Allensbach polling agency who conducted the survey for the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper. Asked if they though Christianity and Islamic could co-exist peacefully, 61 per cent of those surveyed said they believed there would always be "major conflicts" between both faiths. Some 91 per cent said they associated Islam with oppression of women, up...
  • It Is Not Fanatical to Love God Supremely (AW Tozer Devotional)

    05/10/2006 10:34:08 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 3 replies · 95+ views
    Renewed Day by Day | A. W. Tozer
    One of the marks of our modern time is the fact that many are guilty of merely "nibbling" at the truth of the Christian gospel. If the cross of Jesus Christ means what it should to us and we know that we must carry it and die on it and then rise and live above it, we will have a constant desire to advance and gain spiritual ground! The nervous people who want to put on the brakes, who feel the necessity for restraint in matters of spiritual desire and yearning for perfection, often use the expression, "Let's not get...
  • Tétouan: imam attacks a young girl [she stepped on his prayer rug]

    04/30/2006 5:05:24 PM PDT · by Alouette · 74 replies · 2,062+ views ^ | Apr. 30, 2006
    Translated by Alouette: Nihad Afroun, a six-year-old little angel, was violently beaten by her teacher at the school Sidi Ahmed El Bekkal, in Tétouan. A board of inquiry was formed, Tuesday April 25, to bring this obscure history to light. A scandal in Tétouan has shaken the local public opinion and the teaching profession. Nihad Afroun, a six-year-old little angel, was the victim, last week, of physical violence, by her teacher at the school Sidi Ahmed El Bekkal, located with the district Jbel Darssa. In addition to the psychological effects, this violence had serious physical consequences on the small girl....
  • Under Seige

    03/03/2006 7:18:39 AM PST · by FreeKeys · 6 replies · 476+ views
    The Prague Post ^ | Feb. 22, 2006 | Andrew Steven Harris
    Good intentions are not enough in the uproar over cartoons of Muhammad: The mainstream Islamic mindset has proved inscrutable February 22, 2006 By Andrew Steven Harris The through-the-looking glass controversy over Danish editorial cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad is, of course, about much more than cartoons or Muhammad: It's a cultural Sept. 11-style strike against the values and institutions of the West. Just as the 2001 attacks represented more than 19 criminals hijacking four airliners, this latest clash between democratic values and religious fundamentalism is an orchestrated ambush on an unsuspecting target unaware of the scope of the attack until...
  • A Grotesque Protection Racket - Wahabi's export global fanaticism…

    01/19/2006 10:12:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 544+ views ^ | 1/19/06 | Larry Stirling
    It didn't take long for me to get an answer to the question I posed in a recent column concerning whether it is possible to be both a Muslim and an American citizen. According to "Document 44" published and distributed by the Saudi Arabian embassy: "It is forbidden to be a Muslim and to become a citizen of a country governed by infidels." (That's us!) I read a report entitled "Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Invade American Mosques." There are of course millions of Muslims. And each practices his or her religion in the best way they can given their...
  • The Terrorists' Motivation: Islam

    07/25/2005 10:24:47 AM PDT · by hripka · 49 replies · 1,123+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | July 24, 2005 | Edwin A. Locke
    Summary: Their attempt to practice religion consistently explains the terrorists' actions. Body: The continued attacks by Islamic terrorists against the West--most recently, the horrific suicide bombings in London--have led many to ask, what is the motivation of the terrorists? Commentators are eager to offer a bevy of pseudo-explanations--poverty, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, etc.--while ignoring the motivation the terrorists themselves openly proclaim: Islam. The near silence about the true role of Islam in motivating Islamic terrorists has two main causes: multiculturalism and religion. Multiculturalism asserts that all cultures are equal and therefore none may criticize another; intellectuals and politicians are therefore reluctant...
  • A Slow Drive Over The Edge (Follow up to "An Appetite for Fanaticism")

    07/21/2005 3:48:47 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 5 replies · 237+ views
    The Internet Monk ^ | July 2005 | Michael Spencer
    An analysis of fanaticism among evangelical Christians NOTE: Several weeks ago, I published an essay on IM on the subject of religious fanaticism. Since that time, I've continued to think about the subject and find more relevant--and troubling--points that need to be mentioned. If you didn't read the previous essay, "An Appetite For Fanaticism," you should probably read it first, as I am picking up my own thoughts from there. "It is a fundamental principle with us that to renounce reason is to renounce religion, that religion and reason go hand in hand, that all irrational religion is false religion."...
  • "Can you hear me now?"

    07/17/2005 1:50:31 PM PDT · by pickrell · 9 replies · 1,276+ views
    17-July-2005 | Ron Pickrell
    In a now familiar commercial, a "reception tester" from one of the natioanl cell phone companies wanders about the country, searching for "dead reception" areas, asking of his cell phone, "Can you hear me now? Good...". At the conclusion of World War One, the Ottoman Empire, which had chosen poorly and allied itself with the defeated Germans, was broken up into spoils for the victors. Under the Sikes-Picot agreement, France obtained dominion over TransSyria, while Great Britain won Iraq, Palestine.etc. In 1923, the eventual king of Saudia Arabia, and founder of the House of Saud, was faced with a dilemna....
  • Live Thread: President's Remarks on Terri's Death

    03/31/2005 8:05:44 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 655 replies · 17,161+ views
    various | 3/31/2005 | Pyro7480
    President Bush will make remarks on the death of Terri Schindler (Schiavo) at 11:40 am EST.
  • Kook Appeal (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    02/09/2005 5:10:08 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 46 replies · 2,354+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Feb 9 2005 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of ScientologyBy the Reverend Murray Luther, Feb 9, 2005Kook Appeal        L. Ron Hubbard was never shy about discussing his version of the history of Earth-a scenario that falls somewhere between Star Wars and Star Trek. In a lecture he gave in November of 1959, Hubbard gave an out-of-this-world account of ancient Egypt, stating that at that time, Earth was under attack between two forces. One was the Space Command and one was the Martian Command. Although most Scientologists would avoid admitting it, they believe this completely and without reservation. Well trained Scientologists not only believe this, but...
  • Religious Hard-Sell (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    01/28/2005 5:05:08 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 12 replies · 1,107+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Jan 28, 2005 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of ScientologyBy the Reverend Murray Luther, Jan 28, 2005Religious Hard-Sell        A while back, I received a mailer from the Church of Scientology's Citizens Commission on Human Rights. The mailer offered, "You are invited to a CONFIDENTIAL closed-door Briefing and Dinner." I've been a Scientologist long enough to know that what they were really saying. Essentially, the message was "Come to our dinner and give us the opportunity to brow-beat you into giving us thousands of dollars."        L. Ron Hubbard describes this approach as "come-on promotion." The words confidential and closed-door are meant to induce, allure and attract...
  • Totalitarian Religion (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    01/24/2005 5:09:54 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 6 replies · 909+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Jan. 24, 05 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of ScientologyBy the Reverend Murray Luther, Jan 24, 05Totalitarian Religion        In 2001, following the September 11 attacks, Church of Scientology Chairman of the Board David Miscavige promptly issued Inspector General Network Bulletin No. 44, titled "Wake-up Call." The Church's official position, although not exactly a denial of the facts, completely avoided one issue worth noting. Miscavige made absolutely no mention of the terrorists' radical religious extremism. I suspect that for most Scientologists, extremism is a concept that probably hits too uncomfortably close to home. Your average dedicated Scientologist, while able to perhaps recognize the dangers of suicide...
  • Indoctrinated Tyranny (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    01/18/2005 4:57:40 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 11 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Jan 18, 2005 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of Scientology By the Reverend Murray Luther, Jan 18, 2005 Unauthorized Correspondent for The Church of ScientologyIndoctrinated Tyranny    One of the first things a new Scientologist encounters when studying Dianetics and Scientology is the absolute authority of L. Ron Hubbard. There's a gradual indoctrination process that takes place in which the Scientologist eventually comes to the realization that everything Hubbard says is absolutely true and completely correct. Sooner or later every Scientologist arrives at a point where Hubbard's word becomes law, not to be questioned.     Every course begins with the same Hubbard Policy Letter, Keeping Scientology...
  • An Ex-Fanatic Speaks Out (The Forbidden Side of Scientology)

    01/12/2005 5:10:10 PM PST · by Murray Luther · 57 replies · 4,639+ views
    The Truth About Scientology ^ | Jan 13, 2004 | Murray Luther
    The Forbidden Side of Scientology By the Reverend Murray Luther, Jan 13, 2005 An Ex-Fanatic Speaks Out     This is the first entry in a series of reports and commentary on the ever controversial Church of Scientology. I've been a member for roughly thirty years, and as of this writing I still remain in good standing. I've received hundreds of hours of Scientology counseling, and have attained some of the highest spiritual levels that it offers. I've also done significant amounts of training in the delivery of Scientology counseling, as well as courses in the administration of Church management policies....
  • A Review of the film "Submission" (which got Van Gogh brutally murdered)

    12/05/2004 8:45:44 PM PST · by AnalogReigns · 19 replies · 1,610+ views
    IFilm ^ | 5 Dec. 2004 | Ralph Davis
    Out of curiousity, as to what all the fuss about, I decided to follow the link in Ifilm to watch the film clip which got Vincent Van Gogh's great-grand-nephew Theo brutally murdered by a Dutch immigrant Moslem. I had heard Van Gogh's "Sumission" variously described in the News as provocative, inciting, and even pornographic--after all it got whole communities of "moderate" Moslems saying the film-maker "deserved it" after he was shot, stabbed and had his throat cut--with a note stabbed into his body. However in spite of such reactions, at risk to my eyes, I decided to see the film...
  • Arab Progressive: The Arabs are Still Slaves to a Medieval Mentality

    09/20/2004 5:16:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 801+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 9-19-04 | Dr. Shaker Al-Nabulsi
    Arab Progressive: The Arabs are Still Slaves to a Medieval Mentality In a recent opinion piece, the progressive author and journalist Dr. Shaker Al-Nabulsi condemned the growing support for terrorism and extremism in the Arab world, and the rejection of moderation and reason. The following are excerpts from the article:(1) 'We have become the Most Terrorist Nation and the Greatest Spillers of Blood in the World'"... If the Arabs had today a well-burnished mirror in which they can see themselves, and if they had the requisite courage to look in it, they would be stricken by fear and panic...
  • The Candidate With No Name

    07/29/2004 7:49:46 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 666+ views ^ | July 29, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Candidate With No Name By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 29, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms ”Defeat Bush – VOTE In 2004!” I’ve seen more bumper-stickers with this platitude than I’ve seen ones that simply state, “Kerry/Edwards 2004.” While my liberal friends rarely mention Kerry and Edwards, they constantly remind me of how much they hate President Bush. This year, the politics of hate rule. The Left doesn’t even have a candidate. They are galvanized mainly by visceral hatred -- a hatred which stands on shaky assumptions, like the lies that Michael Moore sells as truths. In Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore insinuates that...
  • Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism

    07/22/2004 10:09:48 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 10 replies · 1,173+ views ^ | July 22, 2003 | Andrew Jaffee
    Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 22, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and his center-right coalition are standing up to Islamism, the true enemy of all civilized nations in the 21st century. Balkenende said Muslim groups “were sowing hatred, and [he] promised new anti-terror measures” in a speech to the European Parliament yesterday. On February 18 of this year, Dutch lawmakers promised to expel approximately 26,000 asylum seekers after digesting a parliamentary report which concluded … that the country's 30-year experiment in tolerant multiculturalism had been a failure, and has...
  • Up Against Fanaticism

    05/25/2004 7:53:58 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 6 replies · 138+ views
    City New Herald | By Phil Lucas, Executive Editor, Panama
    Up Against Fanaticism By Phil Lucas, Executive Editor, Panama City New Herald If straight talk of savagery offends you, if you believe in ethnic and gender diversity but not diversity of thought or if you think there is an acceptable gray area between good and evil, then turn to the funny pages, and take the children, too. This piece is not for you. We published pictures Thursday of burnt American corpses hanging from an Iraqi bridge behind a mob of grinning Muslims. Some readers didn't like it. Mothers said it frightened their children. A woman who works with Muslim physicians...
  • Pilot in Hot Water for Allegedly Using Plane as Flying Pulpit

    02/10/2004 8:41:16 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 256 replies · 298+ views
    Talon News / GOP USA ^ | Feb. 10, 2004 | Jeremy Reynalds
    NEW YORK (Talon News) -- A pilot asked passengers on an American Airlines flight to raise their hands if they were Christians, telling them they were "crazy" if they weren't, some of the passengers said Monday. Passenger Jen Dorsey told CNN, "We were just at the beginning of our flight. The pilot came on to greet everyone and give his comments for the morning, and he said he'd recently been on a mission trip, and he'd like all the Christians to please raise their hands." Also speaking on CNN, passenger Karla Austin said the pilot commented, "'If you are a...
  • Peace in the Middle East

    10/26/2003 4:08:25 PM PST · by zenblends · 2 replies · 175+ views
    “Peace in the Middle East!” It is the cry of statesmen and politicians all over the world. It is the consuming issue of our troubled times as world leaders scramble to find the workable road map. But is real peace possible? And more to the point, is a Palestinian State a realizable goal? In the establishment of political theocracies in Arab societies, peace and friendly co-existence with infidels has never been part of their purpose for being. The Arabs have made this abundantly clear, repeatedly issuing fatwas against Israel and inciting the Arab population to violence. If we study the...

    08/21/2003 10:26:11 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 46 replies · 413+ views
    BUSH & BLAIR CHOKE ON THE FALLOUT FROM SEPTEMBER THE 11TH   Press Release Dated 17th August 2003Almost two years on from September the 11th 2001 the world embraces itself for another anniversary. Many Muslims worldwide will be celebrating the comeuppance of the USA in what they see as retribution for the atrocities that the US has committed, and indeed continues to commit, against Muslims. Afghanistan and Iraq being the most recent examples. With 1000's of innocent Muslims still in captivity under barbaric conditions in Guantanamo bay, the US inquisition against Islam and Muslims shows no signs of subsiding....
  • A Campaign for Liberty: The Liberian Occupation

    07/06/2003 9:25:40 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 8 replies · 314+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | July 7, 2003 | G. Stolyarov II
    With the situation in Iraq rapidly stabilizing as vestiges of the tyrannical Hussein regime are being efficiently eliminated, the United States has obtained the opportunity to consider another foreign involvement and a commitment of troops, a relatively minor one in comparison to the Iraq War. (The West African nations who will be our primary allies in this mission promise to contribute 3000 troops and request 2000 from the United States.) But 2000 troops implies 2000 individuals nonetheless, and it must be ascertained that the peacekeeping initiative in Liberia is indeed not a sacrificial offering of global humanitarianism to the UN-enshrining...
  • The Easter Masquerade

    04/30/2003 2:23:26 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 12 replies · 283+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | April 30, 2003 | Keith Lockitch
    In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII established our modern calendar and fixed the rules determining the date of Easter. This year Easter falls on April 20, but it can shift from year to year by as much as a month on Gregory's calendar.         Finding Easter's date for a given year requires a surprising degree of scientific acumen. The last things one might expect to see in, say, the Book of Common Prayer are tables of numbers and rules for mathematical calculations—but there they are, nevertheless.         At first glance, this seems to exemplify a kind of harmony between religion and...
  • India: BJP governmentt's police survey Gujarat Christians

    03/11/2003 2:12:22 PM PST · by TBP · 4 replies · 346+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | March 8, 2003 | Rathin Das
    Gujarat Christians allege survey of families Rathin Das Ahmedabad, March 8 The Gujarat Police have reportedly started a discreet survey of Christians in some parts of the state, seeking information on family sizes, job profiles and sources of foreign funds. The All-India Christian Council, which submitted a memorandum to the state police chief on Friday, is planning to move the High Court over the issue next week. State Director General of Police K. Chakravarthy told the Hindustan Times that no statewide survey had been ordered. He added, however, that some information might have been sought from some people on the...
  • Lest we Forget... December 7, 1941

    12/07/2002 10:34:20 PM PST · by Action-America · 23 replies · 759+ views
    Action America ^ | 12/7/02 | John Gaver
    Lest we Forget...December 7, 1941A day that will live in infamy...   USS West Virginia in fire in Pearl Harbor Shortly before 8 AM on December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy, employing the largest naval attack force ever assembled, launched an unprovoked, sneak attack on the US Pacific Fleet, that lay at rest at Pearl Harbor and on surrounding military bases.  Within short order, 5 of the 8 battleships docked on "Battleship Row" were either sunk or sinking and the rest were severely damaged.  Several other smaller ships and most of Hawaii's combat aircraft were damaged or destroyed, as well. ...
  • Sex After Death (The Islamic Reward System)

    12/02/2002 6:26:26 AM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies · 2,323+ views ^ | Anwar Shaikh
    Sex After Death Realising man's weakness for sex, Islam has presented an unusual theory of carnal gratification, which is most beguiling, blissful and buffeting. It holds that sexual urge does not perish with death because the man is Muslim, he will be resurrected and given a place in paradise where he will enjoy the choicest sex day and night. Again, sensual pleasures are reserved for man only, and houris i.e. the most beautiful virgins, who inhabit paradise, are totally submissive to their male master. This view represents the Islamic sexual psychology for being consistent with the Prophetic stand point of...
  • David Duke In Bahrein, "9-11 is an Israeli plot"

    11/18/2002 9:03:57 AM PST · by robowombat · 44 replies · 554+ views
    WWW.ALAMANCEIND.COM Matt Maggio, Publisher & Editor Email Last Thursday, Secretary Of State Colin Powell told a group of businessmen in Washington that he and the Bush Administration rejected recent remarks by fundamentalist Protestant ministers in the U.S. about Islam and Moslem societies being violent and hating Jews. The day before, Pres. Bush himself had made largely-similar remarks - saying that the remarks by leading Protestant preachers "do not reflect the sentiments of my government or the sentiments of most Americans." But - almost simultaneously - both were being made fools of,by the Arab world itself. While Pres. Bush and Powell...
  • "They Should Be Slaughtered"

    09/18/2002 11:30:34 AM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies · 460+ views ^ | September 18, 2002 | John Perazzo
    "They Should Be Slaughtered" By John Perazzo | September 18, 2002 If you attended religious services this past weekend, recall, for a moment, the preacher's sermon. Did any portion of his or her message bear some resemblance to this: "Have no mercy on the Jews. No matter where they are, fight them….Wherever you are, kill the Jews, the Americans, . . . and those who stand by them. . . . It is forbidden to befriend Israelis or to aid them. Don't love them or enter into agreement with them. . . . They should be slaughtered. They should...
  • The Jews and Prophet Muhammad

    08/26/2002 8:52:39 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies · 372+ views
    The Jews and Prophet Muhammad From "The Wrath of Allah" The Qur’anic attitude towards the Jews changes with time. (Remember the later verses are the ones to be noted as the earlier verses are abrogated if there is a contradiction. The Sura are not in chronological order) At first Muhammad believed that they could be allies. Later there is not a good word to be said for them. Indeed, (dare I say it? ---The arm of Allah is long.) this evolution of thought is more indicative of a human being changing his mind than the opinion of an omniscient diety....
  • [Indonesian President] Megawati says it: No place for radical Islam

    07/26/2002 11:06:58 AM PDT · by flamefront · 14 replies · 348+ views
    The Straits Times ^ | 26 July 2002 | Derwin Pereira
    Hitting out at fringe militant groups, the President says Islam is a peaceful religion capable of creating prosperity JAKARTA - President Megawati Sukarnoputri turned the political ratchet yesterday by sending a strong signal to Indonesians and the international community that there was no place for radical Islam in the country. Speaking before the Nadhlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia's largest Muslim organisation, the 55-year-old leader launched a rare, biting attack on the 'narrow fanaticism' of fringe militant groups. 'We want to show that Islam is a peaceful religion and is capable of creating prosperity in the world,' she told the national...
  • Reporter's British-born killer radicalized in Bosnia (Richard Pearl's killer)

    07/15/2002 8:47:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies · 406+ views ^ | July 15, 2002 | DAFNA LINZE
    < -- July 15, 2002, 9:04AM Reporter's British-born killer radicalized in Bosnia By DAFNA LINZER Copyright 2002 Houston Chronicle The convicted killer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl dropped out of a prestigious London university when war in the heart of Europe lured him to a life of Islamic militancy. According to interviews and Indian intelligence documents obtained by The Associated Press, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was radicalized by the people he met and the things he learned on the way to Bosnia in 1993. After the trip, he dropped out of the London School of Economics and headed...

    07/12/2002 7:12:40 AM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies · 272+ views
    The Media Line ^ | July 8, 2002 | Michael Widlanski
    ARAFAT’S MUFTI: SUICIDE ATTACKS OKAY; AMERICA’S THE ENEMY By Michael Widlanski on Monday, July 08, 2002 Five weeks and several human bombs ago, the top Arab official in Jerusalem publicly encouraged Arabs to continue terror attacks against Israel, and also made it clear that America, too, was a target. “America”, he said, “is the biggest enemy of the Palestinians.” Sheikh Ikrema Sabry, who was appointed and is paid by Yassir Arafat, also urged all Arabs to beware of the peace initiatives of the United States. “[America] is the enemy, the first and truest enemy of the Palestinians,” Sabry declared. Sheikh...