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  • China Silences Persecuted Priest Ahead of Vatican Deal Renewal

    08/13/2020 12:01:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    International Christian Concern ^ | August 12, 2020 | persecution.org
    China Silences Persecuted Priest Ahead of Vatican Deal Renewal 08/12/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – A Chinese priest in China’s Fujian province, who was previously tortured by the government to force him to join the official church, has been summoned and threatened, after his torture was revealed by the watchdog media Bitter Winter.Father Huang Jintong’s persecution was reported by Bitter Winter last April. After being exposed, the local authorities visited Father Huang to investigate how the details of his torture had been leaked, claiming that the report “undermined the unity of the Chinese Catholic Church” and was a result from the...
  • Two New Defendants Charged in Violent Kidnapping of Chinese National Whose Remains Were Found Buried in the Mojave Desert

    07/17/2020 5:54:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 15, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California
         LOS ANGELES – Two men from the San Gabriel Valley were charged today in federal court for allegedly participating in the kidnapping of Ruochen “Tony” Liao, a Chinese national who was violently abducted from a mall parking lot in San Gabriel two years ago, and whose parents were extorted for $2 million in ransom before Liao died from his injuries.         Anthony Valladares, 28, of Pasadena, and Alexis Ivan Romero Velez, 24, most recently a resident of Azusa, were taken into custody Tuesday during the execution of search warrants by FBI agents and members of the San Gabriel Valley Safe Street...
  • Former Iranian Hostage Slams Biden for Abandoning Him in Tehran

    07/16/2020 12:46:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 15, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    A former Iranian hostage who was tortured by the oppressive regime slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for abandoning him and other detainees while the Obama administration pursued the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran. Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese national who was detained in Iran from 2015 to 2019 on charges he spied for the United States, lashed out on Tuesday at Biden after the former vice president accused President Donald Trump of treating Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as his "favorite dictator." "With all due respect Mr. Biden, I don't think you are well-positioned to comment on this subject," Zakka...
  • Dutch police uncover 'torture chamber,' makeshift prison; 6 arrested

    07/08/2020 5:13:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 7/6/2020 | Frank Miles
    Six men were arrested after Dutch police discovered sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools, including pliers and scalpels, and handcuffs, a high-ranking officer announced Tuesday. Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could be used and alerted potential victims, who went into hiding. The grisly discovery was made last month by officers investigating leads generated by data from encrypted phones used by criminals. The communications network was cracked recently by French police. Detectives in Britain and the Netherlands have already arrested hundreds of...
  • Slavery in Islam: "The Perfect Man Truth"

    06/29/2020 1:45:04 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    perfectmantruth.com ^ | perfectmantruth.com
    Slavery in Islam: "The Perfect Man Truth" The Perfect Man Truth o Married 6 year old http://perfectmantruth.com/married.php o Beheaded 600 Jews at one time http://perfectmantruth.com/beheaded.php o Slave owner & dealer http://perfectmantruth.com/slaves.php o 11 wives, 9 at one time http://perfectmantruth.com/wives.php o Rapist http://perfectmantruth.com/rapist.php o Tortured and killed unbelievers http://perfectmantruth.com/torture.php Understand the problem now? (Click each bullet points/ Continues at: http://perfectmantruth.com/
  • Gambian Man Indicted on Torture Charges

    06/20/2020 2:43:17 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 11, 2020 | DOJ
    A Gambian man previously residing in Denver, Colorado was arrested today for torture charges stemming from his actions specifically intended to inflict severe physical pain and suffering on individuals in his custody and control in The Gambia in 2006.An indictment was returned on June 2 and unsealed today charging Michael Sang Correa, 41, a national of The Gambia, with one count of conspiracy to commit torture and six counts of inflicting torture on specific individuals. Correa made his first court appearance on the charges today before U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter in the District of Colorado.“Michael Correa allegedly...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 12/31/2019 Newsdump New Year's Eve

    12/31/2019 6:00:36 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/31/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Kim Jong-un speaks saying "the world will witness a new strategic weapon' from North Korea 'in the near future' more later on.... Part of the alert brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division deploying to Kuwait tonight, some 750 US soldiers. More to follow in the coming days..... This after thousands of protesters in Iraq attacking and some entering the US Embassy grounds in Baghdad forcing US forces to disperse them with tear gas today. The protesters angered by the US air strikes in Iraq and Syria Sunday against an Iranian backed militia group.... Chelsea Manning, who gave Wikileaks documents on...
  • Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee [Fusion GPS]

    07/28/2017 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rosie Gray
    [Subtitle: “I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.]The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Sergei Magnitsky, an attorney Browder hired to investigate official corruption, died in Russian custody in 2009. Congress subsequently imposed sanctions on the officials it held responsible for his death, passing the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government retaliated, among other ways,...
  • The Land of Disappearing Christians [Red China]...

    01/09/2020 2:38:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 8, 2020 | Tony Perkins
    There were no champagne corks popping, no crystal balls dropping in Wang Yi's new year. The pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church was in prison, spending his second January 1st in a dark cell, charged with a crime Americans commit every day: worshipping Jesus. The actual allegations were much more subtle -- things like "illegal business activities" or "inciting subversion of state power." But in China, government officials need no excuse. Christians, like Uyghurs, Falun Gong, and any other men and women of faith, are fair game. "Where are you taking my husband?" a woman pleads on a cell phone...
  • Turning the Screws

    12/29/2019 4:44:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 29, 2019 | Gil Gutknecht
    The term, “turning the screws” can probably be traced back to 17th century Europe. Germans may have been the first to use the thumb screw as a form of torture and punishment. They proved very effective in securing information or confessions. By placing thumbs into the device and gradually turning the screws, the perp would experience increasingly excruciating pain until they either confessed or had their thumbs crushed. We will never know the number of innocent people who confessed to crimes which they did not commit.  This form of torture is now seen as barbaric. Accordingly, our FBI has developed...
  • "Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It"

    12/18/2011 1:48:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | December 18, 2011 | Adisa Banjoko, West Coast Editor
    Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It Kwanzaa is wack. The other day I said this on my Facebook page. Actually, what I said was:” Is it wrong of me to say that I love AFRICA, but I think Kwanzaa is wack? #ducksfromthebricks .” Now, when I said it, I meant it but gave no thought to how it might affect people. I’m kind of bad like that. A ton of people (some Black and some not) got on and said they thought Kwanzaa was wack to. I never thought about it again really. Just a funny little thread. Then...
  • Who killed the phrase "Merry Christmas?" A schizophrenic felon and Al Sharpton did!

    12/26/2012 8:40:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/12 | Kevin "Coach" Collns
    This year those of us who cherish the phrase “Merry Christmas” have started to say “Merry Christ-mas” to reinsert the name Christ into the greeting. Here’s a reminder of how we started to lose “Merry Christmas” 40 years ago. On the day before Christmas in 1971 the New York Times ran an article about a new “holiday” called Kwanzaa that was invented by an America hating Black separatist named Ron Everett. Everett now uses the made up “African” name Maulana Ron Karenga to show the world he wants nothing to do with White America. That Mr. Karenga was in a...
  • Julian Assange's treatment in prison putting his life at risk, UN rights expert warns

    11/07/2019 6:33:17 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    APF ^ | 11 02 2019 | Staff
    The treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is facing the threat of extradition from Britain to the US on espionage charges, is putting his life "at risk", according to an independent UN rights expert. "Unless the UK urgently changes course and alleviates his inhumane situation, Mr Assange's continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing his life," the UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Nils Melzer, said in a statement. Mr Melzer, who visited the 48-year-old Australian in a London prison on May 9, nearly a month after his arrest...
  • Russia Became a Communist Hellhole Because of This Man

    11/07/2019 4:27:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 6, 2019 | Richard Lim
    To understand communism, it’s important to look at the man who was the first to institute a government dedicated to Karl Marx’s ideals: Vladimir Lenin. When I was in college, I recall a conversation with several classmates who joked about throwing a get-together and naming it “The Communist Party.” They mocked the idea that anyone would fear this supposedly well-meaning ideology. I wonder if they would have been laughing if they were in the presence of gulag survivors. This Nov. 7 marks the 102nd anniversary of Lenin’s rise to power in Russia, and Nov. 9 will mark the 30th anniversary...
  • Baghdadi Operation Named After Christian Woman Who Refused to Give Up Faith Before ISIS Killed Her

    10/28/2019 6:10:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | 10-28-2019 | Emily Jones
    JERUSALEM, Israel – The US military operation that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dedicated to Kayla Mueller, a young Christian woman who was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by the Islamic State. Mueller, 26, was abducted by ISIS in August 2013 in Aleppo, Syria while serving on a humanitarian mission with Doctors Without Borders. US officials said Baghdadi tortured and repeatedly raped her at his compound before announcing in 2015 that she died in captivity. Her body has never been recovered. White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien told NBC's Meet the Press" on Sunday...
  • Public University Gives Chinese Communists Funding, Exclusive Rights

    10/18/2019 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 16, 2019 | Judicial Watch
    In the midst of a human rights crisis and violent pro-democracy manifestations in China, Judicial Watch has obtained records that expose a troubling partnership between a public American university and the Chinese Communists at the heart of the abuses. The records show that the University of Arizona (UA), a taxpayer-funded institution with an enrollment of about 44,000, paid $100,000 to launch a Confucius Institute on its Tucson campus more than a decade ago and subsequently dedicated nearly $2 million and other public resources to keep it going. Confucius Institutes were founded by the Chinese government and are managed by China’s...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary

    10/12/2019 6:25:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 10/12/19 | Whitehouse
    Statement from the Press Secretary  FOREIGN POLICY    Issued on: October 12, 2019   Today, President Donald J. Trump released $50 million in stabilization assistance for Syria to protect persecuted ethnic and religious minorities, and advance human rights.  This funding will provide emergency financial assistance to Syrian human rights defenders, civil society organizations, and reconciliation efforts directly supporting ethnic and religious minority victims of the conflict.  It will also go toward increased accountability, removal of explosive remnants of war, community security for stabilization assistance, documenting human rights abuses and international humanitarian law violations, and support for survivors of gender-based violence...
  • The Man Who Had Funny Hands - Scarred Bodies, Broken Psyches under Soviet Communism

    10/11/2019 2:44:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Spider and the Fly ^ | October 7, 2019 | Christopher Szabo
    I grew up among refugees. My parents had fled from Communist Hungary after the 1956 Revolution was crushed by the Soviet Union. We had many Hungarian friends, but also knew people from Albania, East Germany, and Poland. All had their stories, the one more dreadful than the other. I remember one story among many, when we visited a couple, let’s call them “Joe” and “Cathy”. When we were leaving, thinking they were out of earshot, I blurted out: “Why does Uncle Joe have funny hands?” My mother hushed me quickly and the whole thing was forgotten. But some years later,...
  • Linda Sarsour, the Women’s March organizer who wants the U.S. to adopt Sharia law, has been arrested

    03/09/2017 1:24:23 AM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 9, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Linda Sarsour, the Women’s March organizer who wants the U.S. to adopt Sharia law, has been arrested for sitting in the street and blocking traffic in New York City First, a little background information: Linda Sarsour made four tweets in favor of the U.S. adopting Sharia law. See here, here, here, and here. Sharia law bans women from driving cars, prohibits women from appearing alone in public, calls for girls to have their genitals mutilated, and gives a woman’s testimony in court only half the value of a man’s. After Sarsour made those tweets, liberals chose her to be one of...
  • Treasury Sanctions Venezuela's Military Counterintelligence Agency ...

    07/12/2019 8:35:57 AM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Treasury Sanctions Venezuela's Military Counterintelligence Agency Following the Death of a Venezuelan Navy Captain U.S. Department of the Treasury July 11, 2019 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Government of Venezuela's General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence, or La Dirección General de Contrainteligencia Militar, most commonly known as the DGCIM. This action, taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850, as amended, targets the DGCIM for operating in Venezuela's defense and security sector. "The politically motivated arrest and tragic death of Captain Rafael Acosta was unwarranted and unacceptable," said Treasury Secretary...