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  • Saudi King Pledges $100 Million to Battle Extremism

    08/09/2013 3:39:49 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 8, 2013, 2:20 p.m. ET | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    RIYADH—Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah announced a $100 million gift for a U.N. counterterrorism center, declaring that religious extremism in the wake of the Arab Spring posed a greater danger to the Arab community at large "than the weapons of our visible enemies." The urgent tone of the king's warning, in a statement Wednesday night marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, emphasized the continuing concerns by the world's leading oil producer over security in the aftermath of revolutions that started in late 2010 elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa. Saudi Arabia has arguably emerged from the popular uprisings...
  • Religious Groups Fear Christian Purge From Military

    04/30/2013 3:53:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/30/2013 | Todd Starnes
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished –...
  • Pentagon: Religious Proselytizing is Not Permitted (Court Martials?)

    04/30/2013 3:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 30, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished –...
  • I Went to Bed a Christian and Woke Up a … Terrorist?

    04/14/2013 5:11:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2013 | Doug Giles
    According to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, evangelical Christians are now a national security threat. I’m talkin’ at the top of the list folks. As Gomer Pyle used to say, “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise” eh, Christians? Under the New Rules enacted by these agencies under this administration’s tutelage the following acts are now to cause red flags of “terrorism” to fly, alerting cops and military personnel to a new group[s] which could start blowing crap up like the other group that we can no longer speak the truth about. So, herewith, I guess, are some of...
  • Pentagon Grilled About Christians in Military

    04/12/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 12, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Is the Pentagon discriminating against Christians? Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) said he’s been monitoring a steady stream of religious discrimination complaints over the past four years from Christian soldiers. “It’s been a steady attack on faith and religious freedom that we’ve seen in our military like we’ve never seen before,” Forbes told Fox News. “We are getting a lot of calls from soldiers saying ‘we’re afraid of going to church, we’re afraid to be seen praying, we’re afraid that would hurt our careers, our promotions.’” Forbes grilled Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about religious liberty issues during a House Armed Services...
  • Obama’s Soldiers for Secularism

    04/10/2013 4:31:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4.10.13 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    Defense Department materials classifying Christians as extremists reflect the ideology of the boss. Whoever put together the recently reported Defense Department materials classifying Catholics and Evangelicals as extremists can be excused for simply reflecting, if a bit overenthusiastically, the ideology of the boss. Obama’s anti-Christian secularism is the order of the day. Why wouldn’t that philosophy seep into DOD materials? The military is dismissing this slide show for a U.S. Army Reserve presentation, which placed the Catholic Church in the same category as al Qaeda, as an isolated incident. An Army spokesman told the press it “was produced by an...
  • Again: US Army Officer Describes Mainstream Christian Groups as Extremists

    04/10/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    pj tattler ^ | 4/10/13 | Bryan Preston
    Last week we reported on the Army EEO briefing that described evangelical Christians and Catholics as “extremists” alongside the likes of the KKK and al Qaeda. That incident occurred in Pennsylvania. Today, Todd Starnes reports that an Army officer at Ft. Campbell, KY sent an email to subordinates using similar descriptions and epithets. “Just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values,” read an email from LTC Jack Rich to three dozen subordinates at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army...
  • Colo. Sheriff Alleges Shock Training to TheBlaze: DHS-Bound Official Warned Against ‘Christians

    04/09/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Billy Hallowell
    This weekend, an email written by Ron Trowbridge, the undersheriff of Prowers County, Colorado, started sweeping some of the viral corners of the internet. It alleges that a Colorado State Police training encouraged law enforcement officials to look at Bible-believing Christians with intense skepticism. At first glance, the startling allegations in the letter, which was first posted on the conservative site Red Statements, were seemingly unbelievable. But TheBlaze reached out to Trowbridge to confirm that he wrote the note and to speak further about its contents. In sum, the undersheriff said that he, indeed, wrote it and that the version...
  • Christians Are Extremists Like al-Qaeda, U.S. Army Taught Troops

    04/09/2013 8:39:01 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 08 April 2013 09:48 | Alex Newman
    Monday, 08 April 2013 09:48 Christians Are Extremists Like al-Qaeda, U.S. Army Taught Troops Written by Alex Newman The Obama administration’s Department of Defense was caught training U.S. troops that Catholics, orthodox Jews, and evangelical Christians are to be considered “religious extremists,” even equating the major religions representing more than half of Americans with truly violent groups such as al-Qaeda, the Ku Klux Klan, and Hamas. After the explosive revelations hit the headlines, outrage promptly ensued. Now, critics are calling for an immediate public apology to the soldiers exposed to the hateful propaganda, as well as to the Christian and...
  • So now the Army considers Catholics and Evangelicals Extremists?

    04/08/2013 11:17:55 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    04/08/2013
    Where exactly is this country headed? There is going to be one hell of a civil war coming...The breaking point for this lunacy is going to kick start something I'm afraid few people will want to see or deal with. My hatred for these whack nuts on the left only grows with each story like this. Their garbage stinks more every day.
  • Army Training Session Lists Evangelicals, Catholics, Mormons as ‘Extremists’

    04/08/2013 10:00:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | Apr 6, 2013 | Tad Cronn
    Army Training Session Lists Evangelicals, Catholics, Mormons as ‘Extremists’ Posted on April 6, 2013 by Tad Cronn Filed under 1st Amendment, Atheism, Christianity, Government, Military, Religion, Socialism, Terrorism An Army Reserve unit undergoing training on religious extremism recently in Pennsylvania was told by an Army instructor that Evangelical Christians, Catholics, Mormons and Orthodox Jews are on the same level with Hamas, al-Qaida and the Ku Klux Klan. The training was part of the Army Reserve Equal Opportunity program. The slide that listed examples of “religious extremism” put Evangelical Christianity as the first entry and included the Jewish Defense League, Catholicism...
  • Christians Are Extremists Like al-Qaeda, U.S. Army Taught Troops

    04/08/2013 8:07:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/8/2013 | Alex Newman
    The Obama administration’s Department of Defense was caught training U.S. troops that Catholics, orthodox Jews, and evangelical Christians are to be considered “religious extremists,” even equating the major religions representing more than half of Americans with truly violent groups such as al-Qaeda, the Ku Klux Klan, and Hamas. After the explosive revelations hit the headlines, outrage promptly ensued. Now, critics are calling for an immediate public apology to the soldiers exposed to the hateful propaganda, as well as to the Christian and Jewish communities targeted in the presentation. The latest scandal to hit the Obama administration and its handling...
  • Military warned 'evangelicals' No. 1 threat; Christians targeted ahead of Muslim Brotherhood,

    04/05/2013 4:45:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/5/13 | Jack Minor
    Soldiers in the U.S. military have been told in a training briefing that evangelical Christians are the No. 1 extremist threat to America – ahead of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, KKK, Nation of Islam, al-Qaida, Hamas and others. “Men and women of faith who have served the Army faithfully for centuries shouldn’t be likened to those who have regularly threatened the peace and security of the United States,” said Col. (Ret.) Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization. It also...
  • Army Labeled Evangelicals as Religious Extremists

    04/06/2013 8:04:39 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.
  • Army Labeled Evangelicals as Religious Extremists

    04/05/2013 4:26:16 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 28 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A U.S. Army training instructor listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned. “We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” said Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.” The incident occurred during an Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief on extremism. Topping the list is Evangelical...
  • Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism Labeled 'Extremist' in Army Presentation (Along with KKK)

    04/06/2013 8:13:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/06/2013 | By Nicola Menzie
    A U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief describes "Evangelical Christianity" and "Catholicism" as examples of "religious extremism," according to the Archdiocese for the Military Services and the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, who shared a copy of the documents with The Christian Post."The number of hate groups, extremists and anti‐govt organizations in the U.S. has continued to grow over the past three years, according to reports by the Southern Poverty Law Center. They increased to 1,018 in 2011, up from 1,002 in 2010 and 602 in 2000," reads the first page of the slide presentation labeled "Extremism & Extremist...
  • Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for "emo" haircuts (Ah, yes, more from the religion of peace!)

    03/11/2012 12:39:07 AM PST · by jda · 16 replies
    alakhbar English ^ | 09 March 2012
    At least 90 Iraqi teenagers with "emo" appearances have been stoned to death by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an inflammatory interior ministry statement dubbed it "devil worshiping", activists said. Iraq's Moral Police released a chilling statement on the interior ministry's website condemning the "emo phenomenon" among Iraqi youth, disturbingly declaring its intent to "eliminate" the trend. "The 'Emo phenomenon' or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it's detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger," the statement read. {snip}...
  • So long, farewell, Auf Weidersehen, goodbye....

    10/20/2011 4:04:44 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 51 replies
    I leave and heave A sigh and say goodbye
  • Adventures in PC Land: Liberals and Religious Extremism

    11/11/2009 6:30:14 AM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 6 replies · 328+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 11/11/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Over the past few days we’ve seen the left, from the media to the White House, stubbornly deny the primary role religious extremism played in the Ft. Hood shootings. Like children desperately trying not to accept that Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy don’t exist, they’ve twisted themselves into pretzels trying to explain the massacre in every way except what’s so blatantly obvious. But it’s not like the left has never acknowledged religious extremism before. In fact, liberals are very good at concocting it out of whole cloth, particularly when it promotes their agenda or suits their...
  • Wannabe Pundit: Part II

    07/09/2007 4:07:55 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 119+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | July 9, 2007 | The Stiletto
    James Taranto’s "Best of the Web Today" (BOTWT) on Thursday, July 5th, led off with an item about how the suspects in the failed London and Glasgow terror plots were depicted by The Associated Press ("[t]hey had diverse backgrounds, coming from countries around the globe, but all shared youth and worked in medicine"), which bent over backwards to sidestep the incontrovertible fact that the countries from which they immigrated to England are overwhelmingly Muslim.Then to buttress his case that it is disingenuous – and dangerous - to pretend that the terrorists aren’t all Muslim, Taranto adds: Why would that matter?...
  • If the boot was on the other foot ...

    10/06/2006 4:41:27 AM PDT · by US admirer · 8 replies · 520+ views
    Australian Jewish News ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2006 | MARK BAKER
    THESE days everyone is an expert on Islam. All it takes is to reach for your Koran and find a Sura to prove that Islam is exactly what Bin Laden says it is. Even Pope Benedict XVI has recently taken to quoting the word of Mohammed to address the prophet’s legacy, as has the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, who discovered this line in his belated reading of the Koran: “Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush ...” And there you have...