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  • George Soros Decries Hungary's PM Orban for Anti-Semitic Attacks 'Reminiscent of the 1930s'

    11/20/2017 6:11:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/20/17 | Sam Meredith
    * Soros says he had been targeted by an administration "stoking anti-Muslim sentiment and employing anti-Semitic tropes reminiscent of the 1930s."* In July, Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a nationwide television and billboard advertising campaign accusing Soros of devising Europe's refugee influx.* The Hungarian premier has often vilified Soros, whose ideals are squarely at odds with Orban's view that European culture is under an existential threat from migration and multiculturalism.Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros is denouncing a propaganda campaign waged against him by the government in his native country. Soros, whose political views are in stark contrast to Budapest's ruling Fidesz...
  • ISIS' Christmas Threat to the Pope: Terror Group Threaten Vehicle and Gun Attack on the Vatican

    11/15/2017 5:45:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 12/14/17 | Chris Kitching
    The poster - reading "Christmas blood" - depicts a masked jihadi driving a BMW towards St Peter's BasilicaThe terror group ISIS has made a chilling threat against the Vatican just weeks before tens of thousands of faithful gather there to celebrate Christmas. A pro-ISIS propaganda channel made the threat in a poster depicting a car attack. The poster - reading "Christmas blood" - depicts a masked jihadi driving a BMW towards St Peter's Basilica, where Pope Francis holds mass. An assault rifle and a rucksack are visible on the seat next to the driver, who is using a sat nav...
  • Martin Luther, Islam, and the Lies that Cripple

    11/15/2017 10:31:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/15/2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center In “Islam’s Expansion Across Europe: Not Martin Luther’s Fault,” one Paul Gottfried pretends to respond to my article, “The Pro-Islamic West: Born 500 years Ago.”  While many of his own readers saw through and exposed his misrepresentations in the comments section more thoroughly than I ever would have, Gottfried’s piece is still worth examining if only for the important lessons surrounding it. First, if you seek an example of or are uncertain what a “strawman argument” is—typically defined as “giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument,...
  • Tensions Brewing over Muslim Street Prayers North of Paris

    11/13/2017 5:26:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 11/12/14
    Lawmakers try to block prayers, held since March in protest against mosque closureCLICHY (France) • Around 100 local French lawmakers attempted to block Muslims praying in a street north of Paris and called on the government to ban what they see as an unacceptable use of public space. The lawmakers, led by the head of the regional government of the Paris area, Mrs Valerie Pecresse, disrupted the crowd of around 200 all-male devotees last Friday, and sang the national anthem in the multi-ethnic Clichy suburb. "Public space cannot be taken over in this way," Mrs Pecresse said at the demonstration...
  • Card. Rai to Visit Saudi Arabia in 'Historic' First for a Christian Leader

    11/07/2017 6:33:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/3/17
    The journey will last one day and should take place "within the next two weeks". The cardinal welcomed an invitation from Saudi leadership, which did not impose particular "conditions". A visit that fits in with the changes underway in the ultraconservative kingdom. Lebanon confirms the role of "bridge" to the Arab world.Beirut (AsiaNews) - Maronite patriarch, Card. Bechara Raï has announced that he will visit Saudi Arabia within the next two weeks, responding to the official invitation from Saudi king Salman and the hereditary prince, and number two in the country, Mohammad bin Salman. This is the first historic visit...
  • Buddhist Monk says all races and religions could live together if it weren’t for Muslims

    11/05/2017 3:52:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies ^ | October 31, 2017 | staff
    In Myanmar, Muslims are killing Buddhists and trying to destroy Buddhism in order to create an Islamic State. ***video only on link***
  • Patriarch Younan Calls on Trump Administration to Help Persecuted Christians

    10/27/2017 5:45:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/24/17 | Edward Pentin
    Appeals for “honest politics” and warns against further chaos which is the “worst enemy” for minorities. The head of the Syriac Catholic Church has appealed to the Trump administration for “something real on the ground, not just words but a vision” and “honest politics” in order to help Christians in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Speaking to the Register at the end of the first ever government-sponsored conference for persecuted Christians in Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 13, Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan said such an approach would allow “all citizens” to feel secure in their countries “without discrimination.” He said the alternative...
  • Saudi Arabia to Vet Use of Prophet's Sayings to Counter Extremism

    10/25/2017 5:46:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/18/17 | Staff
    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, is to monitor interpretations of the Prophet Mohammad’s teachings to prevent them being used to justify violence or terrorism, the Culture and Information Ministry has said. In a decree, King Salman ordered the establishment of an authority to scrutinize uses of the “hadith” - accounts of the sayings, actions or habits of the Prophet that are used by preachers and jurists to support teachings and edicts on all aspects of life. The ministry said late on Tuesday that the body’s aim would be to “eliminate fake and extremist texts and any...
  • From Monty Python to Allah: London's New Mega Mosque

    10/23/2017 6:17:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 10/17/17 | Judith Bergman
    * "We do not know what they are preaching as [it is] all in Arabic." — A petitioner against the Hussainiyat Al-Rasool Al-Adham mosque, in the middle of one of London's two largely Jewish areas. * "[Ayatollah Syed Mohammed Al-Shirazi]... would constantly encourage the establishment of Hussaini centers across the world, especially in non-Islamic countries... so we can propagate the teachings of the Ahlulbayt." — Leading members of the Hussainiyat Al-Rasool Al-Adham mosque describing its 30-year history and why it was established.* The Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq Hussaini Al-Shirazi, a leading Iranian cleric who resides in the city of Qom, has...
  • Instability Set to Follow IS Collapse

    10/22/2017 5:36:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 10/17/17 | Zeina Karam
    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group, responsible for some of the worst atrocities perpetrated against civilians in recent history, appears on the verge of collapse. After brutalizing residents living under its command for more than three years, the militants have now lost their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa and are battling to hang on to relatively small pockets of territory in Iraq and Syria, besieged by local forces from all sides. Few, however, expect IS to completely go away, or for the bloodshed in the two countries and the region to end quickly. Here’s a look at the Islamic State...
  • [Muslim] Indonesians on remote Mindanao island embrace Catholic faith

    10/22/2017 7:15:53 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 3 replies
    UCAN India ^ | 10.18.2017 | Staff at UCAN India
    Life is great if God is at the center, even if we are poor, says former Muslim. Balut Island: Her parents' religion did not prevent Evangeline Musaling-Pacinabo to embrace the Catholic faith and help spread the Good News on a remote island in the southern Philippines. Evangeline's Muslim parents migrated from Indonesia to the small island of Balut in the southern province of Davao Occidental in the 1940s, during the height of World War II. As years passed, some of the migrants and their children became Catholics with the blessing of their non-Catholic parents.
  • Christian Group Intervenes to 'Protect' Europe from Sharia Law

    10/19/2017 5:23:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies ^ | 10/14/17 | Tola Mbakwe
    Legal group Christian Concern has intervened in a case concerning the application of sharia law in Europe.The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights is set to rule on an inheritance case concerning the application of sharia law to a dispute between Greek citizens who are Muslims. The ruling will determine whether sharia law can have supremacy over a member state's domestic law. The court granted Christian Concern permission to intervene in the case of Molla Sali v. Greece. According to Christian Concern, Ms Molla Sali inherited the entire estate of her husband when he died under the...
  • {Catholic) Bishop: Muslims Have a Right to Islamize

    10/19/2017 1:32:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 19, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Bishop: Muslims Have a Right to Islamize Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Oyo, Nigeria, believes “that Muslims have an Islamisation agenda, and they have a right to have it”, writes the Daily Post (October 15). He lambasted Christians crying foul, noting that they had the opportunity to christianize Nigeria but failed to do so. Badejo said Christians in high offices only know how to engage in bickering and fight for positions, leaving out policies that would favor them.
  • Eastern European Resistance to Islamization

    10/17/2017 5:43:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 10/17/17 | William Kilpatrick
    If you’ve ever seen Casablanca, you won’t have forgotten the scene in Rick’s Cafe where the German officers who are singing “Die Wacht am Rhein” are drowned out by the French patrons who burst into a rousing rendition of the “Marseillaise.”Something similar happened last week at the National Opera in Cluj Napoca, Romania. A “multicultural” opera that included a Muslim muezzin chanting the call to prayer was interrupted by members of the audience singing the national anthem. The Romanian national anthem is not quite as rousing as “La Marseillaise” (at least, not to the non-Romanian ear), and the singers were...
  • Three Converts, Three Religions: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Cat Stevens

    10/17/2017 9:47:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ media ^ | 10/17/2017 | Robert Spencer
    The imminent release of “Trouble No More” -- the latest installment of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series; this one covers his controversial 1979-81 “Christian period” -- recalls the long-gone age of high-profile rock star conversions.Dylan became a Christian, George Harrison dived into Krishna consciousness, and Cat Stevens embraced Islam, and each demonstrated, yet again, that Leftist dogma is false. The content of one’s religious beliefs does matter, and influences those who take their religions seriously.Both Harrison and Dylan were widely criticized for their sanctimony. Reviewing Harrison’s 1973 album “Living in the Material World” in New Musical Express, Tony Tyler called the...
  • MSM: Christian Prayers Along Polish Border a ‘Problematic Expression of Islamophobia’

    10/14/2017 5:01:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10//17 | Thomas D. Williams
    Reporting on the extraordinary turnout for the “Rosary on the Borders” prayer campaign in Poland, the Associated Press (AP) suggested that the event smacked of “a problematic expression of Islamophobia.” On-the-ground sources said that over a million Poles turned out Saturday to pray the rosary along the country’s 2,000-mile border for the salvation of their country. According to the spokesman for the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Father Pawel Rytel-Andrianik, the event drew “millions of people” to pray the rosary together and was the second-largest prayer event ever held in Europe, after the 2016 World Youth Day. “This exceeded the boldest expectations...
  • [Nigerian] Bishop: Western Politicians Damage African Christianity by ‘Pandering’ to Islam

    10/13/2017 5:44:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Bishop Matthew Kukah accused Western leaders of 'turning their backs' in ChristianityA Nigerian bishop said the Catholic Church in his country is beginning to lose its public influence partly because of the decline of religious faith in the West. Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto accused European and American politicians and diplomats of publicly “pandering” to Islam at the expense of Christianity. The result, he said, was the ascendancy of Islam and evangelical Christianity in Nigeria and the decline of Catholicism. He told Catholic News Service in an interview in Liverpool that the widespread loss of Christian faith in the West...
  • Marrying a non-Muslim man as a Muslim woman poses daily challenges

    10/13/2017 1:06:09 AM PDT · by Cronos · 15 replies
    iNews ^ | 4 October 2017 | Nervana Mahmoud
    “Is that your husband? He is English?” Of the millions of Egyptians in the world today, you opted to marry an Englishman?” The Syrian passport control officer glared at me after I crossed the once peaceful Lebanese-Syrian border seventeen years ago. He shook his head, and interrogated me with a fusillade of awkward questions after I had submitted my passport.“Yes, I did marry a blond English man,” I said, looking the officer straight in the eye. “Not only that, but we are also planning to travel around the Middle East together.”‘Honour proving’ Eventually, Bashar al-Assad’s perplexed official allowed us...
  • Two Russian Christians Murdered by ISIS Because They Refused to Be Filmed Converting to Islam

    10/11/2017 5:42:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 10/10/17 | Leah Marieann Klett
    Two Russian mercenaries who were slaughtered by ISIS after they refused to to be filmed rejecting their Christian faith and converting to Islam have been remembered as martyrs by the Russian Orthodox Church. Roman Zabolotny, 39, and Grigory Tsurkanu, 38, were thought to be fighting for a private Russian mercenary force in Syria when they were captured by ISIS last week, the Mail Online reports. The two men appeared in a video released by ISIS' news outlet, Amak, in which they are shown in a jihadist vehicle, their legs bound by rope and hands tied behind their backs. The pair...
  • Mali Church Leader Voices Alarm as Islamists Attack Parishes

    10/11/2017 5:31:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/6/17 | Jonathon Luxmoore
    Militants told Christians they would be killed if they were seen in churchCatholic leaders in Mali have warned that parishes face a growing assault by Islamic militants despite attempts to enforce a peace deal in the north African country. “Our churches and chapels are now being targeted by extremists, who’ve told Christians not to gather to pray,” said Mgr Edmond Dembele, secretary-general of the Malian bishops’ conference. “The authorities are trying to reimpose control, and we may learn more about what kind of strategy is being followed,” he told Catholic News Service. “But we’re also alarmed the attacks are being...