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  • It’s a little late for Jews to get even with St. Louis

    06/30/2020 1:47:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/20 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Who says Jews and Muslims can’t work together? In St. Louis, an Israeli-American restaurant owner and a pair of Muslim activists have joined forces in order to exact retroactive justice against a historical figure that hated both groups. Their target is King Louis IX of France (1214-1270) who was canonized by the Catholic Church as St. Louis, after whom a great American city was named. But as the St. Louis Jewish Light reports, Ben Poremba (the Israeli), and Umar Lee and Moji Sidiqui (his two Muslim colleagues) have launched an effort to not only remove a famous statue of the...
  • Pope Francis Criticises Proselytization "You Are Not A 'Disciple Of Jesus' If You Try To Convert Non-Believers"

    12/28/2019 11:42:34 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 109 replies
    Swarajya Magazine ^ | December 25 2019 | Swarajya Staff
    Complete title: Pope Francis Criticises Proselytization "You Are Not A 'Disciple Of Jesus' If You Try To Convert Non-Believers" Pope Francis. Photo credits: Franco Origlia/Getty Images Advocating a new outreach strategy https://www.dailywire.com/news/pope-francis-tells-students-how-not-to-convert-unbelievers for the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has said that speech should never be used in order to convince a non-believer of the truths of the Catholic Faith. Francis made these remarks while addressing the students of Rome's Pilo Albertelli classical secondary school last Friday (Dec 20). "Never, never bring the gospel by proselytizing," Francis said. "If someone says they are a disciple of Jesus and comes to you...
  • Historian of Islam Corrects Pope for Pushing ‘Historical Fiction’

    12/23/2019 5:48:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/23/19 | Jules Gomes
    Francis dismisses need for Catholic conversion, makes comparison to Crusades ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - A distinguished authority on Islamic jihad has excoriated Pope Francis for equating the evangelization of Jews and Muslims with the Crusades. "The Pope is purveying historical fiction," Dr. Robert Spencer, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades, told Church Militant. "The Crusades were not an exercise in forced conversion. In reality, they were a small-scale defensive response after 450 years of Islamic jihad aggression had conquered over half of Christendom, and an attempt to protect Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land," Spencer asserted....
  • "Don John of Austria is going to the war." ~ October 7, feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

    10/07/2019 8:50:00 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 6 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | October 7, 2019 | Florentius
    October 7 is the Feast of our Lady of the Rosary, formerly the feast of Our Lady of Victory. The date marks the 448th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto in AD 1571. The Battle of Lepanto was a miraculous victory in which the combined ships of the Christian Holy League under Don John of Austria, defeated the fleet of the Ottoman Empire in a decisive battle that blocked Turkish imperial aggression from the western Mediterranean. Six years before in AD 1565, the Knights of Saint John had gained a similarly miraculous victory over the Turks at the Siege...
  • Islamic Apologetics

    05/07/2007 9:19:06 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 667+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 07, 2007 | Raymond Ibrahim
    May 07, 2007, 7:27 a.m. Islamic ApologeticsKaren Armstrong tells us to ignore history and doctrine, focus on platitudes about peace and love. By Raymond Ibrahim Islamic apologist extraordinaire Karen Armstrong is at it again. In an article entitled “Balancing the Prophet” published by the Financial Times, the self-proclaimed “freelance monotheist” engages in what can only be considered second-rate sophistry. The false statements begin in her opening paragraph: Ever since the Crusades, people in the west have seen the prophet Muhammad as a sinister figure.… The scholar monks of Europe stigmatised Muhammad as a cruel warlord who established the false...
  • Archaeological evidence verifies long-doubted medieval accounts of First Crusade

    07/28/2019 1:47:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | July 22, 2019 | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    The dig's archeological team --- co-directed by UNC Charlotte professor of history Shimon Gibson, Rafi Lewis, a faculty member at the University of Haifa and Ashkelon Academic College, and James Tabor, UNC Charlotte professor of religious studies -- has revealed the rumored, but never physically detected, moat-trench the Fatamid defenders dug along the city's southern wall to protect against siege engines - a defense that contemporary accounts claim helped stymie the southern assault. Through stratigraphic evidence, the archaeologists have been able to confirm the 11th Century date of the 17-meter-wide by 4-meter-deep ditch, which abutted the Fatimid city wall (built...
  • European Union demands Israel halt demolition of illegal homes

    07/22/2019 5:46:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/19 | David Rosenberg
    The European Union formally condemned the demolition of illegal Arab apartment buildings near Israel’s security barrier separating Jerusalem from Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, and demanded Israel halt its enforcement of demolition orders. In a statement issued Monday afternoon, the European Union’s foreign affairs department said the demolitions undermine the “viability of the two-state solution”. “Israeli authorities have proceeded with the demolition of 10 Palestinian buildings, containing some 70 apartments, in Wadi al Hummus, part of Sur Baher neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem. The majority of the buildings are located in Area A and B of the West Bank where, according to...
  • Former D.C. mayor’s opposition to Church teaching sinks acceptance in Knights of Malta

    03/25/2009 12:58:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 540+ views
    CNA ^ | March 25, 2009
    Former Mayor of D.C. Anthony Williams Washington D.C., Mar 25, 2009 / 02:25 pm (CNA).- Despite extreme positions on abortion and same-sex “marriage,” the Washington Post reports that Anthony Williams, a former mayor of Washington D.C., is being considered for membership in the Knights of Malta. However, Dr. Joseph Metz, an officer of the Order of Malta American Association, told CNA that anyone who does not agree with Church teachings will be denied admission. The Knights of Malta, who earned their name by operating on the Island of Malta for hundreds of years, were created “to care for and...
  • The Crusades Were a Reasonable Response to Unchecked Islamic Aggression

    05/27/2019 6:35:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 72 replies
    http://m.ncregister.com ^ | May 16, 2019 | Angelo Stagnaro
    There's nothing a person says that more serves better to convinces me of their ignorance than when they use the "C" word. They use it as if it was a magical talisman that would make us crumble to the ground and eagerly convert to whatever twaddle they're peddling. People who believe the Crusades were somehow "bad" inevitably are completely and unforgivably ignorant of both Christian and Moslem histories, let alone the infamous and barbaric treatment of Christians under invading Moslem armies in Spain, Portugal and France between AD 711-1492. The Crusades weren't started by Christians or the Church. Instead, they...
  • The Great Siege of Malta Begins, May 18 ,1565

    05/17/2019 11:21:04 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 15 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | May 18, 2018 | Florentius
    Given the current tribulations of the Knights of Malta in our own time, it is well to remember that there were magnificent heroes among them in past days--men who did not shrink from combat even in their old age. When the Turks attacked Malta with an armada of nearly 200 ships and 40,000 soldiers in May of 1565, about 1,000 knights of St. John (later the Knights of Malta) from all over Christendom had already assembled to repel them. These men arrived at Malta with the full knowledge that many of them would never leave the island alive. The following...
  • Singing about chopping off heads was an “unintended mistake” — an “oversight”

    05/05/2019 8:01:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    independentsentinel.com ^ | May 4, 2019 | S.Noble
    Yesterday, we posted a video of little kids singing in anIslamic Center in Philadelphia. The children sang about chopping off the heads of infidels and destroying Jerusalem. The teachers, who were attired in traditional Muslim garb, appeared content with the results of all those rehearsals. Unfortunately, people found out! That posed a dilemma for the ‘religious’ group functioning right in the middle of the National Constitution Center. The Muslim-American Society had a great excuse though. They said it was a mistake — poor vetting — but rest assured they will investigate! They said in a statement: “While we celebrate the coming...
  • A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

    04/22/2019 5:32:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | April 18, 2019 | Cell Press
    Archaeological evidence suggested that 25 individuals whose remains were found in a burial pit near a Crusader castle near Sidon, Lebanon, were warriors who died in battle in the 1200s. Based on that, Tyler-Smith, Haber, and their colleagues conducted genetic analyses of the remains and were able to sequence the DNA of nine Crusaders, revealing that three were Europeans, four were Near Easterners, and two individuals had mixed genetic ancestry... ...when the researchers sequenced the DNA of people living in Lebanon 2,000 years ago during the Roman period, they found that today's Lebanese population is actually more genetically similar to...
  • Was World War I a religious crusade?

    10/26/2018 12:45:18 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    Religion News ^ | 2014 | Jonathan Merritt
    In the land of religious history, Philip Jenkins towers like a giant. Here, we discuss the religious dimension of World War I and his newest book, “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade.” RNS: You say that World War I was “a religious crusade.” This sounds like a scandalous idea. Can you explain what you mean? PJ: If I myself believed that it was a crusade, that would indeed be scandalous. Actually, I am arguing that a great many people at the time saw it in those terms, which is also scandalous, in a...
  • Iggy the Crusader Victimized by a Misguided Crusade [Holy Cross Univ]

    03/23/2018 5:52:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | March 23, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    A liberal, the old joke attributed to Robert Frost goes, is someone too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel. Something similar is going on with Catholics. Just ask Iggy the Crusader, who for years served nobly as the mascot of the College of the Holy Cross. Holy Cross is throwing Iggy under the bus. This was a necessary step in the larger effort to purge the school of any association with the Crusades. “The visual depiction of a knight, in conjunction with the moniker Crusader, inevitably ties us directly to the reality of the religious wars and...
  • Crusading 101

    03/05/2018 5:45:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/3/18 | Timothy D. Lusch
    How to Plan a Crusade: Religious War in the High Middle Ages, by Oxford professor Christopher Tyerman, demolishes the legend that Western crusaders were mere irrational rabble from Dark Age rubble.It is a mark of our hyper-political and hypocritical age that those who are most ignorant of the crusades should condemn the perceived ignorance of medieval crusaders. Sprinkle in accusations of greed, thuggery, and a moral equivalence with ISIS (see former President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, 2015) and it pretty much sums up what many people think they know about the crusades. But popular...
  • No, the West Did Not 'Demonize' Muhammad as PR for the Crusades

    12/21/2017 8:03:15 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Raymond Ibrahim
    To understand any phenomenon, its roots must first be understood. Unfortunately, not only do all discussions on the conflict between Islam and the West tend to be limited to the modern era, but when the past, the origins, are alluded to, the antithesis of reality is proffered. We hear that the West -- itself an anachronism for Europe, or better yet, Christendom -- began the conflict by intentionally demonizing otherwise peaceful and tolerant Muslims and their prophet in order to justify their “colonial” aspirations in the East, which supposedly began with the Crusades. Bestselling author on Islam and Christianity Karen...
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Obama's Secrets movie

    08/13/2017 5:38:58 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 13, 2017 | bob smith
    A very short video of Obama's chamber of secrets.
  • Email from a Catholic Priest (France)

    03/24/2017 1:03:51 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    In a previous installment I mentioned France's recent war on blogs and the internet. France along with Germany are demanding that American based ISP and Blog services censor content that might be deemed offensive to Muslims. They threatened crackdowns if it was not complied. Since last summer we have received record viewership from France.  We did not know whether to attribute it to French Catholic viewership for our posts of videos and articles by Michael Voris Of Church Militant TV and other Catholic channels or if it was warning of an impending attack by the French Government and or perhaps...
  • Must Watch: 1400 yrs of Islam history in a few minutes...

    02/13/2017 11:29:07 AM PST · by virgil283 · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 15, 2016 | Brigitte Gabriel.
    If you want to inform yourself about what islam is, the dangers of islam, the background of islam, the goal of islam, and why islam is DIFFERENT than any other religion, you should read this page and watch the videos on it:..Video-16 min.
  • School lesson says Christians are treating Muslims harshly

    12/22/2016 1:17:28 PM PST · by DFG · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/2016 | Todd Starnes
    A classroom assignment on Islam says one negative effect of the Crusades is that Christians are still treating Muslims harshly. “I almost fell over,” said Barbara Light. Mrs. Light, of Westwood, New Jersey, was helping her 13-year-old daughter prepare for a World History test when she discovered some rather shocking lessons. “The Christians’ harsh treatment of Muslims in the Holy Land led to bitterness that has lasted to the present,” one worksheet stated.