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  • Obama ‘taking Iran’s side’ on damages from ’83 bombing that killed 241 Marines

    02/02/2012 11:25:37 AM PST · by LSUfan · 45 replies
    WorldTribune ^ | 31 January 2012 | Admin
    President Barack Obama, in a bid to reconcile with the Teheran regime, has blocked legislation that would hold Iran accountable for the Hizbullah bombing that killed 241 U.S. Marines in 1983.
  • Jews angry over Church of England anti-Israelism

    07/12/2012 11:07:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/12/2012 03:58 | JONNY PAUL
    The relationship between the Jewish community and the Church of England has taken a downward turn following its decision to strengthen ties with an anti-Israel group. The Jerusalem Post has learned that the Board of Deputies of British Jews has pulled out of meetings this week with Lambeth Palace, the official residence of the archbishop of Canterbury. A motion is also set to be raised at the board’s monthly meeting in which the deputies will call on the organization to sever all ties to the Church of England. At its General Synod in York on Monday, the Church’s highest legislative...
  • Terry Waite Shakes Hands with Hizbollah 25 Years After Kidnap

    12/08/2012 1:42:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08 Dec 2012 | Robert Mendick
    Terry Waite has met the leadership of Hizbollah, the militant group accused of kidnapping and holding him for five years, in an extraordinary gesture of “reconciliation”.The former hostage spoke for two hours to one of its most senior figures at their stronghold in Beirut, his first encounter with the organisation held responsible for masterminding his kidnapping 25 years ago. Accompanied by The Sunday Telegraph, he travelled to Lebanon to highlight the plight of Christians who have fled the Syrian civil war. Mr Waite offered the reconciliation to Hizbollah to help with the Christians’ plight at a secretly arranged, late night...
  • Terry Waite: I fear the Church of England that shaped me has gone for ever

    04/11/2007 8:05:17 PM PDT · by Huber · 5 replies · 1,255+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7th April 2007 | TERRY WAITE
    In my days of captivity, it sustained me. Now, I fear the Church of England that shaped me has gone for ever ... The church of my childhood was hardly a pretentious building. Locally it was known as the 'Tin Tabernacle', as it was largely constructed from corrugated iron sheets and no more than 50 years old. It was the daughter church of the ancient Cheshire parish church several miles away. During heavy rainstorms, the service had to be suspended, as the noise of rain falling on the iron roof blotted out all other sound. This unpretentious building boasted a...
  • Richard Littlejohn: Thank God for Camp X-Ray

    03/08/2004 6:47:15 PM PST · by quidnunc · 1 replies · 190+ views
    The Sun [UK] ^ | March 9, 2004 | Richard Littlejohn
    What on earth is Terry Waite doing campaigning for the release of the British prisoners at Guantanamo Bay? These are the same kind of people who kept the former church envoy chained to a radiator in Beirut for five years. I know Waite is one those who believes you should love your enemy. But you can take forgiveness too far. At long last the Americans have broken their silence and revealed details of exactly why four of the British detainees should not be freed. They all trained at al-Qa’ida camps in Afghanistan, learning bomb making, assassination and urban warfare. They...
  • Former Hostage Back in Beirut, Willing to Meet Captors (Terry Waite)

    02/17/2004 3:15:14 AM PST · by Prodigal Son · 6 replies · 138+ views
    Reuters via ABC ^ | February 17, 2004 | Lin Noueihed
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Terry Waite, back in Lebanon for the first time since he was freed from years of captivity at the hands of Islamic militants, says he would gladly meet his erstwhile kidnappers. "I wouldn't mind meeting with them at all," the former Church of England envoy said on arrival at Beirut airport. "I'm sure that they have changed, that they have grown and developed, just as much as I have." Waite, who had helped free Western hostages held by extremists in Libya, Iran and Lebanon, came to Lebanon in 1987 to negotiate more releases. Accused of being a...