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  • Pope Francis, Leading Imam Sign Covenant Pushing One-World Religion [Chrislam]

    02/15/2019 1:48:00 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 43 replies
    Prophecy in the News ^ | 02/15/2019 | Michael Snyder
    A historic interfaith covenant was signed in the Middle East on Monday, February 4th, and the mainstream media in the United States has been almost entirely silent about it. Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb is considered to be the most important imam in Sunni Islam, and he arrived at the signing ceremony in Abu Dhabi with Pope Francis "hand in hand in a symbol of interfaith brotherhood." But this wasn't just a ceremony for Catholics and Muslims. According to a British news source, the signing of this covenant was done "in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam,...
  • When Anti-Semitism Is Not Anti-Semitism

    02/14/2019 11:01:13 PM PST · by OddLane · 11 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/14/19 | Dr. Michael Brown
    I once had a conversation with a Pakistani cab driver in New York City. As he drove me to my destination, the subject of anti-Semitism came up. I mentioned, “Some people claim that the Jews themselves are responsible for anti-Semitism, since they are the worst of all people.” The driver, not realizing that I was Jewish, replied, “Yes, that’s true. Jews are the worst.” So, anti-Semitism is not really anti-Semitism because the Jewish people deserve to be hated...
  • Egypt Arrests Students for Mocking Christianity Online

    02/14/2019 5:44:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Arab News ^ | 2/11/19 | AFP
    The university students aged between 19 and 24 were accused of being in “contempt of the Christian religion”CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have arrested four students for mocking Christian rituals in an online video and ordered them to be kept in custody for four days, a judicial source said Monday. The university students aged between 19 and 24 were accused of being in “contempt of the Christian religion,” the source said. If tried and found guilty they could face up to five years in prison. They were arrested last week and remanded in custody by the state prosecutor overnight Sunday. At the...
  • Pope to Visit Moroccan Imam School to Boost Moderate Islam

    02/13/2019 6:50:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Crux ^ | 2/10/19 | AP
    <p>VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will meet with migrants in Morocco and visit a training institute for imams that seeks to be a bulwark against Islamic extremism during his March 30-31 visit to the North African nation.</p> <p>The Vatican on Saturday released the schedule for the pope’s trip to Rabat, the capital of Morocco.</p>
  • Author Holds up Martyred Copts as Model for Contemporary Christians

    02/13/2019 6:46:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/13/19 | Christopher White
    NEW YORK - Four years ago this week, 21 men were videotaped on a beach in Libya as their ISIS captors beheaded them one by one. Of the 21 victims, 20 were Coptic Christians from Egypt who had migrated to Libya for work. In his new book, The 21: A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs, German novelist and poet Martin Mosebach chronicles his travels through Upper Egypt, where he met with the families and priests of the martyrs. Mosebach spoke with Crux in New York on Monday as to why he believes Coptic Christianity offers a purer form...
  • U.S. Catholic officials welcome Catholic-Muslim document signed by pope

    02/12/2019 9:41:52 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 57 replies
    franciscan media ^ | 2/11/19 | Catholic News Service
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — The declaration signed by Pope Francis and Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb, the grand imam of al-Azhar, during the pope’s trip to the United Arab Emirates “is a clarion call for robust dialogue that leads to peace,” said the Catholic chairman of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue and the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. “In our increasingly hostile world in which violence too often predominates between Christians and Muslims — violence that has led to tragic consequences for the most vulnerable humans — we welcome with great joy this historic joint statement on human...
  • Asia Bibi: Pakistani Authorities Barring Her From Leaving, Friend Says

    02/11/2019 6:34:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2/9/19 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    Labourer whose blasphemy death sentence was overturned has been transferred to KarachiPakistani authorities have moved Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges, to a new “secure area” and are barring her from leaving the country, a close friend and rights campaigner has claimed. Bibi, who spent eight years on death row, was transferred from a location near the capital to a house in the southern port city of Karachi, her friend Aman Ullah told the Associated Press. She and her husband are locked in a single room in a house where the door opens only “at food...
  • Australian Judge Calls on Muslims to Disavow Violent Qur’an Verses; Good Luck With That

    02/11/2019 8:08:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/11/2019 | Robert Spencer
    Australian Justice Desmond Fagan, while jailing two jihad terrorists last week, exhorted Muslims to work for genuine reform: The incitements to violence which terrorists quote from the Koran cannot just be ignored by the many believers who desire harmonious coexistence. Those verses are not ignored by terrorists. Indeed. But apparently Muslim leaders in Australia want you to ignore them. Responding to Fagan’s call, Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohamed -- the Grand Mufti of Australia -- claimed that “only two Koran verses talk about preemptive fighting.”Unfortunately, the reporter or reporters present apparently didn’t have the wit, interest, or journalistic standards to...
  • Another Jesus (First Bible Church Message)

    02/10/2019 12:12:52 PM PST · by OddLane · 14 replies
    First Bible Church ^ | 2/10/19 | Chris Perfetto
    How to spot a counterfeit Jesus and remain vigilant against false prophets.
  • Pope Says UAE Trip Was 'New Page' in Dialogue Between Christians, Muslims

    02/08/2019 5:32:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/6/19 | Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
    Vatican City, Feb 6, 2019 / 03:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that his recent trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was a step forward in Catholic-Muslim dialogue and promoting peace among religions. Though a brief visit, the “scattered seeds” of the Feb. 3-5 trip will bear fruit according to God’s will, he said during the general audience Feb. 6. The visit to the UAE, and second meeting with the Muslim Grand Imam of al-Azhar, “wrote a new page in the history of dialogue between Christianity and Islam and in the commitment to promote peace...
  • How ISIS Is Converting Muslims to Christianity (David Wood)

    02/05/2019 8:25:29 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Acts 17 Apologetics ^ | 2/5/19 | David Wood
    NBC News reports that Muslims in the Middle East are so utterly horrified by the violence of ISIS (Islamic State) jihadis that they are converting to Christianity. In Syria, there is a new church made up of mostly former Muslims who are now Christians. We can all look forward to the impact these apostates will have now that ISIS no longer controls their area. David Wood discusses the issue.
  • Pope Confers Pontifical Honour on Former al-Azhar Councillor

    02/05/2019 5:12:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Pope Francis has conferred the 'Commenda con Placca dell’Ordine Piano' upon Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salam, former councillor of the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, in gratitude for his work in strengthening relations between al-Azhar and the Catholic Church.The Holy See Press Office on Sunday announced the Pope's bestowal of the Pontifical Honour upon the Grand Imam's former councillor with the following press statement: “His Holiness Pope Francis has benevolently granted the honour of ‘Commenda con Placca dell’Ordine Piano’ to His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salam, former councillor of the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, for his excellent work for interreligious...
  • Muslim School Will Not Allow Girls to Eat Lunch Until After Boys Have Finished... [UK]

    02/04/2019 7:26:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/30/19 | Camilla Turner
    A Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, an Ofsted chief has told MPs. Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham is still segregating boys and girls despite a Court of Appeal ruling in 2017 that found it was unlawful, according to Luke Tryl, director of corporate strategy at Ofsted. Addressing the women and equalities select committee, he said that Ofsted inspectors are trying to hold schools account for discriminating against girls but feel “isolated” when their stance is not backed up by ministers. “Our inspectors are going out and having to make some quite tricky...
  • Muslim Community Patrol & Services Is Here To Stay [Brooklyn, NY]

    02/02/2019 5:15:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Bklyner ^ | 1/29/19 | Zainab Iqbal
    SUNSET PARK – “This is basically a neighborhood community patrol on steroids,” said Noor Rabah of the new Muslim Community Patrol & Services, “and people are intimidated.” Last November, neighbors in Sunset Park formed a new community patrol. Run by Muslims to serve both Muslim and non-Muslim communities in light of anti-muslim sentiments, it is modeled on the controversial Shomrim private security force that patrols the Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn. However, it is the first security force we would have that unites around religion exclusively and welcomes believers from any ethnic background. Muslim Community Patrol & Services (MCPS) was...
  • Muslim Mums Protest Outside School for 'Promoting Homosexuality' to Their Kids [UK]

    01/30/2019 6:30:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 43 replies
    Birmingham Mail ^ | 1/25/19 | Ashley Preece
    But Parkfield Community School in Saltley defends programme which challenges homophobia in primary schoolsA group of angry mums have launched a protest and petition against their school for introducing a curriculum supporting homosexuality. Andrew Moffat MBE, assistant headteacher at Parkfield Community School in Saltley, has been criticised by parents for piloting No Outsiders - a programme run alongside sex and relationship education (SRE) lessons. Its ethos promotes LGBT equality and challenges homophobia in primary schools. Books now being read by pupils at Parkfield Community School include Mommy, Mama and Me and King & King - stories about same-sex relationships and...
  • Asia Bibi Blasphemy Acquittal Upheld by Pakistan Supreme Court

    01/29/2019 5:40:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/29/19 | Staff
    Hardliners were trying to get the court to reverse its October decision to overturn Bibi's conviction Pakistan’s Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the acquittal of Christian woman Asia Bibi on blasphemy charges. The country’s top court upheld its decision to overturn Bibi’s conviction and death sentence in October. She was originally convicted in 2010 for allegedly insulting the Islamic prophet Mohammed during an argument with her neighbours. Her acquittal in October set off violent protests across Pakistan and hardliners submitted a petition for the Supreme Court to review its verdict. However, chief justice Asif Saeed Khosar said on...
  • Muhammad said, "Nothing Makes Water Impure"

    01/26/2019 10:32:07 PM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/25/19 | Islam Critiqued
    In this short video I provide a possible explanation for the curious story of the running rock and water that couldn't be defiled- an explanation which builds on the well known fact that Muhammad was influenced by numerous, contemporary traditions.
  • Muslim Doctors May Upset [Irish] Government Abortion Plans

    01/25/2019 6:24:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Irish Catholic ^ | 1/24/19 | Greg Daly
    Ireland’s reliance on Muslim doctors in hospitals around the country may derail Government plans to roll out a national abortion service, a leading obstetrician has said. Large numbers of non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) working in maternity units outside Dublin are Muslims from abroad, according to Dr Trevor Hayes of Kilkenny’s St Luke’s Hospital, who says he had been personally told that they have serious religious qualms about performing abortions. “A lot of the NCHDs – a lot of the registrars and senior registrars and SHOs (senior house officers), so the front line – would be from Egypt, Sudan, and generally...
  • The Women's March for Islam (Why Feminists Love Muhammad!)

    01/23/2019 12:03:55 PM PST · by OddLane · 16 replies
    Acts 17 Apologetics ^ | 1/23/19 | David wood
    While the Women's March is supposed to be about women, the so-called "feminist" speakers openly promote Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran, which are history's greatest forces for misogyny and oppression. Since the event's organizers (Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour) are embroiled in controversy over antisemitic sentiments, the movement seems to be falling apart. David Wood discusses the issue.
  • The Pope and the Imam of al Azhar Together at the Conference on "Human Fraternity"

    01/22/2019 6:22:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 1/22/19
    Abu Dhabi (Agenzia Fides) - The international interreligious meeting will take place in Abu Dhabi at the beginning of February, to coincide with the visit of Pope Francis in the United Arab Emirates (3-5 February). The Bishop of Rome will participate in the Conference, hosted at the Founder's Memorial, where he will hold the only official speech of his visit. The Conference, organized by the Council of Muslim Elders, will gather more than six hundred members of different religious communities, and will also see the presence of Sheikh Ahmed al Tayyib, Grand Imam of al Azhar, the most authoritative theological-academic...