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  • 19 May: Remembering Pontian genocide

    05/17/2015 6:33:17 PM PDT · by bad company · 9 replies
    http://www.thetoc.gr ^ | 19 May. 14 | Euthimis Tsiliopoulos
    On 19 may, Hellenism commemorates the extermination of 353,000 Pontian Greeks killed during a genocide. During the years 1914-1923, in the 1st World War, the Greek minority of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Turkey's predecessor, were removed from Western Anatolia. An estimated 350 thousands Greeks were killed between 1913-1922, ending thousands of years of Hellenic civilization in Asia Minor. Pontian and Anatolian Greeks were victims of broader Turkish genocide project at all Christian minorities in the Ottoman Empire. More than 3.5 million Greeks, Assyrians and Armenians were killed under the regimes of the Young Turks and of Mustafa Kemal....
  • The Death of Candor

    05/14/2015 11:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    In one sense it makes little difference what genocide is called. Genocide by any other name would be just as terrible, for it refers to the extermination of an entire people. When some of us insist on calling it genocide, aren't we just playing word games, engaging in a purely semantic debate? The term is a relatively new one, created only in the past century. And it reflects the mentality of the 20th century, surely the bloodiest in history -- a century that saw the introduction of new ways to commit mass murder on an advanced, technologically efficient scale unknown...
  • Women Working in Iraq Testify About Horrifying Genocide of Christians and Their Heritage By ISIS

    05/13/2015 12:44:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 13, 2015 | by Katie Pavlich
    "This is cultural and human genocide," Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena, who used to live in Mosul, Iraq, told lawmakers on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday morning. "Christians of Iraq are the first people of the land. You read about us in the Old Testament of the Bible. Christianity came to Iraq from the very earliest days through the preaching and witness of St Thomas and others of the Apostles and Church Elders. While our ancestors experienced all kinds of persecution, they stayed in their land, building a culture that has served...
  • Armenian Genocide Was Not About Muslims Killing Christians

    05/04/2015 4:45:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 23/4/15
    .... "My father was a refugee from the massacres, not my grandparents. Every day, my sister and I would hear tales of history first-hand from my father. The thing that bothers and upsets me the most is hearing that it was about Muslims killing Christians. We all fall into the trap of this political propaganda. The murderers are not just after a victim. They want to accomplish a goal. When people are labeled – 'we are Muslims,' 'you are Christians' - it draws more resentful people to become killers, it leads them to sharpen their swords, and it gives new...
  • Why Does Never Again Keep Happening Again

    05/01/2015 5:47:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    It often seems that no one has the courage to say anything until after the fact. Genocide is the systematic and deliberate attempt to extinguish a race, ethnic group, social group or religion. After the most well documented and systematic act of genocide in recorded History, the so-called Final Solution to the Jewish Problem perpetrated by the death cult known as the Third Reich, the surviving Jewish people adopted the motto, “Never Again.” They had been the target of countless pogroms throughout History and this was their vow, this is their pledge to themselves, “Never Again!”
  • Another Cover-Up for the Religion of Peace

    04/29/2015 10:43:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Turkey's President Recep Erdogan, one of President Obama's new best friends along with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, was extremely unhappy last week as truth-tellers worldwide observed the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide. By the time the killing concluded an estimated 1.5 million Armenians lay dead in Turkey, killed by soldiers serving the Ottoman Empire. One could accurately describe President Erdogan as a genocide denier. He claims the death toll is wildly exaggerated. What's more, according to him, there was nothing organized about the deaths. It was a time of civil war and unrest that just happened...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan slams nations recognizing Armenian genocide

    04/25/2015 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2015 9:31 AM EDT
    Turkey’s president has lashed out at country leaders who have recognized the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide on the centenary of the massacres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused France, Germany, Russia and Austria—whose leaders or parliaments recently described the killings as genocide—of supporting “claims constructed on Armenian lies.” He accused the United States of siding with Armenia, although President Barack Obama stopped short of using the term in his annual message. …
  • RUSSIA: Turkish Foreign Minister [Dust-up with Putin]

    04/24/2015 4:10:28 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    ​Turkish Foreign Minister: "Russia arranged famine in Ukraine" The video of Vladimir Putin for the day was a hit the Internet. More information on this. zelv.ru Ankara recalled the Russian leader Vladimir Putin about the "mass atrocities" of Russia in the last century - the Holodomor, links and persecution of Muslims. Here is the full text of the STATEMENT from the Turkish Foreign Ministry: "We reject and condemn labeling the events of 1915 as 'genocide' Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite all our warnings and appeals. These policy statements that are in flagrant violation of the law, have no legal effect...
  • SERVICES MARK 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS by Islamic Turkey in WWI

    04/24/2015 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: Thanks to the efforts of those around the world who care about the crimes committed against Christian men, women, and children, more and more attention is being given to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, during which 1.5 million Christians were murdered by the Islamic Turkish Ottoman Empire during and after World War One. Other Christian victims included indigenous Christian Assyrians and Greeks subjugated by the Turks. It is an understatement to say that crimes against Christians, which are again on the increase now, 100 years later, need to be, and must be, given the official attention they deserve....
  • Pope Angers Turkey by Calling Armenian Genocide a Genocide

    04/24/2015 12:07:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | April 12, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    He said the G word. And Turkey is none too happy. Pope Francis sparked a diplomatic row on Sunday when, as had been widely expected, he called the mass killing of Armenians in World War I, “the first genocide of the 20th century.” The pontiff went even further though, and called on the international community to stop beating around the bush when talking about the slaughter of Armenians a century ago and call it a genocide once and for all. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Vatican ambassador in Ankara in protest, reports BBC News. Although Turkey recognizes many Christian Armenians...
  • Thousands march in L.A. to mark 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide

    04/24/2015 11:57:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    l a times ^ | Brittny Mejia and Taylor Goldenstein
    Marchers created a mesmerizing blur of brightly colored flags Friday as they walked through the streets west of downtown Los Angeles to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.. Participants had a common, persistent theme, calling for recognition of the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians as a genocide. Many held nearly identical azure signs that thanked various countries for recognizing the Armenian genocide. President Obama has not used the word "genocide" in connection with the massacres since coming to office — and his name was greeted with boos at a ceremony before the march.
  • Hundreds will walk against genocide in Santa Rosa on Sunday

    04/24/2015 11:29:00 AM PDT · by rey · 12 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 24 April 2015 | CHRIS SMITH
    A world free of genocide will be on their minds — and comfortable shoes on their feet — when people of conscience meet Sunday morning outside of Santa Rosa’s Congregation Shomrei Torah. They’ll take part in the Walk Against Genocide, created seven years ago by a 14-year-old boy who’d become aware of the mass killings in Darfur and felt compelled to act. Since then, the walk Gabe Ferrick founded has raised more than $100,000 for relief to survivors of genocide in Darfur, Congo and elsewhere, and for advocacy to resolve the issues that can lead to mass killings. Participants in...
  • Here's what happened during the Armenian genocide and why Turkey denies it

    04/24/2015 7:11:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider via the Daily Telegraph ^ | 04/24/2015 | RICHARD SPENCER, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
    As Yerevan and Armenians across the world gather to remember the 1.5 million killed during the massacres, Richard Spencer explains what happened On Friday, Yerevan and the Armenian disapora together with world leaders in the Armenian capital will commemorate the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide . It is the 100th anniversary of the date on which the Ottoman Empire began its attack on Armenians when intellectuals and political leaders were rounded up in Istanbul on April 24, 1915. What was the Armenian genocide? As the Ottoman Empire suffered its first losses in the First World War, the “Young...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. “As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,” he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • The Brooklyn Zoo (Muslim college students in New York flash ISIS hand salute, support Islamic Jihad)

    04/22/2015 9:20:28 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 22, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Above photo: tweet from Muslim students at my talk making the Islamic State salute in solidarity with savages. It speaks volumes that a talk on “Free Speech” on an American college campus requires scores of police and plainclothes cops. This video is on one of Muslim’s students twitter feeds crowing about attacking one of the attendees who support our work. I spoke tonight at Brooklyn College, if you can still call it that. Every seat was filled — 80% by Muslim students. If this is the future, it is murder. The sneers, the jeers, the laughter — my discussion of...
  • Armenian Church to canonize all victims of Armenian genocide

    04/22/2015 5:56:24 AM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    Pravoslavic RU ^ | 04-20-2015 | Interfax
    Moscow, April 20, Interfax - The Armenian Apostolic Church will canonize all victims of the Armenian genocide on April 23. "The main event is scheduled for April 23: canonization by the Armenian Church of all genocide victims. Over half a million of people will be named as martyrs for faith and the fatherland," Archbishop Yezras (Nersisyan), the head of the Novo-Nakhichevan and Russian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, said in an interview published in the Monday edition of the magazine Ogonyok. Archbishop Yezras said events devoted to the 100th anniversary of the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire...
  • Broken Promise: Obama Won't Describe Armenian Massacre As "Genocide"

    04/22/2015 3:33:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | John Sexton
    President Obama will once again avoid using the word “genocide” at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president.
  • Broken Promise: Obama Won’t Describe Armenian Massacre as ‘Genocide’

    04/21/2015 10:24:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | John Sexton
    resident Obama will once again avoid using the word “genocide” at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president. The LA Times reports the decision to avoid using the word genocide was revealed Tuesday after the White House held a meeting with Armenian groups. The ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the deaths of as many as 1.5 million people will be held this Friday. ... Rep. Adam Schiff of California has...
  • Obama breaks promise (again) to commemorate Armenian ‘genocide’

    04/24/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/24/2014 | Olivier Knox
    During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama could not have been clearer about what he thought of the mass killings of Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks in 1915. "My firmly held conviction (is) that the Armenian Genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence," he said in a statement. "The facts are undeniable," Obama wrote. "As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide." Once in office, though? Not so much. Not at all, in fact.
  • St. Paul church pushes to recognize Armenian genocide

    04/20/2015 6:22:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-17-15 | Richard Chin
    Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian made headlines recently by calling attention to what happened to the Armenian people 100 years ago. It was genocide at the hands of the Turks in what was then the Ottoman Empire, according to the pope, the reality show star and many historians. In Minnesota, the push to recognize the deaths of Armenians a century ago as the first genocide of the 20th century is being led by a small, new St. Paul church. In the past month, St. Sahag Armenian Church has put up billboards on Interstate 94 in St. Paul and Interstate 494...
  • Obama Admin Calls for ‘Political Resolution’ After ISIS Slaughters More Christians

    04/20/2015 5:33:30 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2015-04-20 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House reacted last night to the video released by ISIS of the slaughter of more Christians for their faith. Calling the actions “vicious, senseless brutality,” White House National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan called for a political solution to the chaotic status of Libya. “This atrocity once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya to empower a unified Libyan rejection of terrorist groups,” she explained in a statement.
  • Slaughter on the beach: ISIS behead and shoot Ethiopian Christians.

    04/19/2015 7:02:01 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 21 replies
    A shocking new video appearing to show at least 30 Christians being beheaded and shot by ISIS has been released this afternoon. The 29-minute video, titled 'Until It Came To Them - Clear Evidence', shows dozens of militants holding two separate groups captive in Libya. At least 16 men, described by Islamic State as the 'followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church', are lined up in a desert area while 12 others are filmed being forced to walk down a beach. fore the killings a masked fighter in black brandishes a pistol as he vows to kill Christians...
  • FROM THE PASTOR

    04/19/2015 6:26:38 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 69 replies
    Church of St. Michael, NYC ^ | April 19, 2015 | by Fr. George W. Rutler
    Even in this Easter season, there are those who would nervously employ the secular convention of saying that they want Christ but not his Church, and that they can confess their sins to God without confessing to a priest. This ignores what Jesus did when he rose from the dead: he constructed the Church through his teaching during the forty days before the Ascension, and the first thing he did when he appeared to the apostles was to give them authority to forgive sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Saint John wrote that not all the books in the world...
  • Turkish Leaders Invoke Crusades, Inquisition in Reaction to Pope’s Armenian ‘Genocide’ Comment

    04/17/2015 2:43:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/17/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    As Turkey’s leaders fume over Pope Francis’ use of the term “genocide” to describe mass killings of Armenian Christians a century ago, the country’s top religious figure invoked the crusades and said the furor would accelerate a controversial scheme to turn Istanbul’s most famous historical church into a mosque.“The statement that the Catholic world’s spiritual leader delivered three days ago, saying Armenians had been subjected to a genocide, is extremely spectacular,” Mefail Hizli, the mufti of Ankara, said in a written statement, Hurriyet daily reported.Hizli said the pontiff’s comment “reflected a modern color of the crusader wars launched in these...
  • A Century After Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s Denial Only Deepens

    04/16/2015 8:03:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2015-04-16 | TIM ARANGO
    Nearly 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, during World War I. Turks by and large do not believe mass killings were planned. CUNGUS, Turkey — The crumbling stone monastery, built into the hillside, stands as a forlorn monument to an awful past. So, too, does the decaying church on the other side of this mountain village. Farther out, a crevice is sliced into the earth, so deep that peering into it, one sees only blackness. Haunting for its history, it was there that a century ago, an untold number of Armenians were tossed...
  • Turkey’s Century of Denial About an Armenian Genocide

    04/16/2015 9:41:52 AM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-16-2015 | TIM ARANGO
    CUNGUS, Turkey — The crumbling stone monastery, built into the hillside, stands as a forlorn monument to an awful past. So, too, does the decaying church on the other side of this mountain village. Farther out, a crevice is sliced into the earth, so deep that peering into it, one sees only blackness. Haunting for its history, it was there that a century ago, an untold number of Armenians were tossed to their deaths. “They threw them in that hole, all the men,” said Vahit Sahin, 78, sitting at a cafe in the center of the village, reciting the stories...
  • The Pope, Turks & Armenians: A Lesson for America (Caution: Graphic Content)

    04/15/2015 2:24:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | April 15, 2015 | Stephen Masty
    Pope Francis, recently referring to horrific slaughter of Armenians a century ago, set off a diplomatic incident with Turkey when he used the word genocide.* Considering that the Vatican lobbies the Turkish Government for better treatment of its small Christian minority, this is a brave and perhaps costly decision. The controversy holds an unexpected lesson for American conservatives.Armenians call it Metz Yegern, or The Great Evil. In a level-headed article, an Armenian English-language daily wrote: “The killings are recognized as genocide by a number of countries around the world, but Turkey’s allies Italy and the United States have avoided...
  • Fresno Armenian leaders praise Pope Francis' acknowledgment of genocide

    04/15/2015 8:51:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 4-12-15 | Rory Appleton
    Pope Francis’ remarks urging the world to recognize the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks a century ago as “the first genocide of the 20th century” drew unanimous praise Sunday from several prominent leaders of Fresno’s Armenian community. “Today’s papal remarks speak from our heart in not only advocating for Armenians but also recognizing that atrocities like genocide remain a point of concern,” said Berj Apkarian, who was named an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in October. “Denial of the Armenian genocide is the foundation for current and future genocides,” Apkarian added. “Genocide is continuing in the...
  • Armenia, the first Christian nation in the world, and the first genocide in the 20th century

    04/14/2015 6:32:21 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 8 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Armenia, the first Christian nation in the world, and the first genocide in the 20th century Edited by Julio Severo Armenia was the first nation to become Christian during the Roman era. According to ancient tradition, Noah’s Ark rested on Mount Ararat in the Armenian Mountain Range. Armenia’s Coat of Arms has Mount Ararat with Noah's Ark on top. Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi (410-490 AD) recounted the tradition that Noah’s son Japheth had a descendant named Hayk who shot an arrow in a battle near Lake Van c.2,500 BC killing Nimrod, builder of the Tower of Babel who was...
  • Turkey summons Vatican envoy after Pope Francis’ speech on Armenian genocide

    04/13/2015 7:54:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    One hundred years ago, the dying Ottoman empire attempted to put down an uprising of Armenian Christians as world war broke out around the globe. Over 1.5 million Armenians died in the conflict, a crime which has often been called the first genocide of the 20th century — but not usually by diplomats or world leaders with ties to modern Turkey. Ankara has demanded complicity in their dodge of the Armenian genocide, and will only allow that a lot of people died in 2015 but that the slaughter doesn’t meet the legal definition of genocide. Pope Francis refused to...
  • Killed with a bullet to the head: ISIS executes ten doctors after they refused to treat...

    04/10/2015 8:50:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2015-04-10
    FULL TITLE: Killed with a bullet to the head: ISIS executes ten doctors after they refused to treat wounded members of the terror group in Iraq Militants fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq have savagely executed 10 doctors who refused to treat wounded members of the terrorist organisation. A photograph taken in the battle-ravaged area 15 miles south of the extremists' northern Iraqi stronghold Mosul captures the moment fighters killed several of the doctors with a bullet to the head.
  • UN CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICIAL SAYS “WE SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT” TO DEPOPULATE THE PLANET

    04/07/2015 7:21:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 2013 | Climate One
    Officials within the UN are pushing the notion that the human population should be reduced in order to effectively combat climate change. The long standing notion has been continually pushed by Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). In 2013, Figueres had a conversation with Climate One founder Greg Dalton regarding “fertility rates in population,” as a contributor to climate change. The comments are made at 4.20 into the following video: Climate One Interview
  • Christian martyrdom is back – with a vengeance (ISIS just tip of the iceberg)

    04/05/2015 4:58:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | April 3, 2015 | Unattributed
    Recent video of 21 orange-clad Egyptian Christians being simultaneously beheaded by ISIS thugs – along with a steady stream of other horrifying reports of their crucifying, decapitating and burying Christians alive, including children – have shocked the world. But while ISIS is unquestionably a nightmare-come-true, when it comes to the alarming increase in Christian persecution worldwide the “Islamic State” is just the tip of the iceberg. As WND’s acclaimed Whistleblower magazine reveals in its powerfully moving April issue, “PERSECUTION RISING,” today’s treatment of Christians in a great many nations is disturbingly reminiscent of the brutal persecution of the early followers...
  • Metropolitan Hilarion: Western Powers Share Blame for Middle Eastern Christian Genocide

    04/03/2015 5:13:18 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 24 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | April 3, 2015 | John Couretas
    Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church "Only after the ISIS militants began terrible mass executions of Christians the world community began speaking about this problem out loud. It happened only after the number of Christians in Iraq decreased by times and almost no Christians remained in Lybia and after the Christian community in Egypt had a hard time. The world community has at last begun speaking out against the background of general instability and uncertainty, against the background of the Arab Spring developments, against the background of what is going on now in Syria, where militants in the occupied...
  • Kenya University Attack: 'They Were Lined Up And Executed' [No Condemnation From Obama?]

    04/03/2015 10:28:02 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | April 03, 2015 | Aislinn Laing and Mike Pflanz
    Kenya University Attack: 'They Were Lined Up And Executed' Survivors of the Garissa university attack, which saw 147 students murdered by al-Shabaab terrorists, have spoken of the horror they witnessed By Aislinn Laing, and Mike Pflanz 03 Apr 2015 Most of the 147 victims of a terror attack on a Kenyan university on Thursday died execution-style as they lined up waiting for their turn to be shot, a senior Kenyan government source has told The Telegraph. Some students were killed as they spoke to their parents on the telephone, having been ordered to call with messages from the gunmen that...
  • At Least 70 [Christians] Dead As Hostages Taken At [Kenyan] College [by Islamic terrorists]

    04/02/2015 11:14:23 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 2, 2015
    Militants say they have released all Muslims but are "holding many Christians alive" after storming a university in Kenya. Hostages have been taken by masked terrorists who have killed at least 70 people after storming a university in eastern Kenya, the country's interior minister said. Two police officers are among the dead following heavy gunfire and explosions in a campus building at Garissa University. At least 79 others have been wounded. Interior minister Joseph Nkaissery claimed the siege was almost over. "We are mopping up the area," he told reporters. Somalia's al Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for the...
  • Muslim population could catch up with Christians globally – study

    04/02/2015 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Rappler ^ | 4-2-2015 | Agence France-Presse
    The Muslim and Christian populations could be nearly equal by 2050, with Islam expected to be the fastest-growing faith on the planet, according to projections released Thursday, April 2.   The Pew Research Center's religious profile predictions assessed data from around the world on fertility rates, trends in youth population growth and religious conversion statistics. "Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion," according to the report. The authors predicted there will be 2.76 billion Muslims on the planet by then, and 2.92 billion Christians. Those figures...
  • Dawkins Calls Evil Good and Good Evil

    03/30/2015 2:05:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | Jeff Miller
    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20). Turning right and wrong upside down is a human habit that goes back thousands of years. Modern times are no different. Famous evolutionary biologist and professor of Oxford University, Richard Dawkins, recently showed his hand in a twitter conversation that has gained media attention. The British Broadcasting Corporation, a public service broadcaster among many others in the United Kingdom, reported that a twitter user said to Dawkins, “I honestly don’t...
  • Renovated Turkish synagogue empty after reopening as it lacks community

    03/29/2015 12:55:07 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    Members of Turkey’s Jewish community attend the reopening ceremony of the Great Synagogue in Edirne on March 26 after a five-year government restoration project. REUTERS Photo Just a week before Passover, Turkish Jews woke up to a morning full of excitement and hope. They got on the buses waiting to take them to Edirne, to the city that their families once had to leave following the Thrace pogroms in 1934. It was the reopening day of the Great Synagogue, which had been left in ruins for decades. “I was the last rabbi that had served in the synagogue,” said David...
  • Iraqi Christian Leader Makes Direct Appeal at UN

    03/28/2015 4:40:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 27, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The leader of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholics at the United Nations in New York today urged international leaders to support his country’s government in a drive for “the liberation of all Iraqi cities." For the first time, the UN Security Council devoted a debate to the persecution of minorities under attack by jihadists, according to ANSAMed, a service of the Italian news agency ANSA. French foreign minister Laurent Fabius chaired the debate, which included Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad Louis Raphael I Sako, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and, by video-conference from Geneva, High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Zeid...
  • Vatican Archives Shed Light on Tragedy of Armenian Genocide

    03/23/2015 6:07:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/20/15 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Vatican City, Mar 20, 2015 / 11:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of Pope Francis’ Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, newly released historic documents confirm the Holy See’s broad commitment to helping the Armenian people at a time when few others would. The Italian Jesuit-run magazine La Civiltŕ Cattolica stressed that newly published documents “prove how the Holy See, always informed about events, had not remained passive, but was strongly committed to face the issue” of the Armenian Genocide. “Benedict XV was the only ruler or religious leader to voice out a protest against the ‘massive crime’.”...
  • The ghosts of World Down Syndrome Day

    03/21/2015 1:13:07 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    The Week ^ | 3/20/2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Day — and awareness of trisomy 21 (the proper name of the disease) has never been more critical. Trisomy 21 causes physical growth delay, characteristic facial deformities, and mild to moderate intellectual disability. On average, a person with trisomy 21 will have the intelligence of a normal 8 or 9 year old child, though this varies widely — some have graduated high school.I do not know a single family with a child with trisomy 21 who has not regarded them as a joy, much less regretted their existence. The expression "ray of sunshine" has become...
  • UN: ISIS ‘May Have’ Committed Genocide, War Crimes

    03/20/2015 12:12:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/20/2015 | Mary Chastain
    A new report from the United Nations human rights division claims the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) may have committed genocide and war crimes as they attempt to establish a caliphate through the Middle East. The UN sent investigators to Syria and Iraq last year after the terrorist group started to pummel through Syria. The evidence they found since last June led them to believe the abuses “may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.”
  • House Benghazi committee to review secret Hillary tapes on Libya

    02/02/2015 4:58:20 PM PST · by upchuck · 39 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Updated: 7:29 p.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    The chairman of a special House committee created to investigate the 2012 Benghazi tragedy on Monday instructed his staff to review secretly recorded tapes and intelligence reports that detail Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role in advocating and executing the war in Libya, opening the door for a possible expansion of his probe. Rep. Trey Gowdy’s decision to seek a review of the materials, first highlighted in a series of Washington Times stories last week, carries consequences for the 2016 election in which Mrs. Clinton is expected to seek the presidency. It could also move the committee to examine the strained relationship...
  • Over the Last 50 Years, More That [Than]Two Billion Babies Have Been Aborted Worldwide

    03/06/2015 8:05:47 AM PST · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/5/15 | Steven Ertelt
    When one considers the number of abortions in any given country, the tally of human life lost to abortion is staggering.In the United States alone, 57 million unborn children have died from abortions since Roe v. Wade ushered in an era of unlimited abortions in 1973. If you factor in the number of legal abortions in the several states that legalized abortion prior to the Supreme Court's infamous decision, that horrific total is even higher.But what of the number of babies who have lost their lives to abortion around the world int he decades abortion has been legal in countries...
  • Democrats set to skip Netanyahu speech are outraged over ad attacking Susan Rice on human rights

    03/01/2015 2:19:15 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Several prominent Congressional Democrats publicly decried an ad in the New York Times taken out by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. The ad was very critical of National Security Adviser Susan Rice, implying that genocide is her “blind spot.”
  • Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS [ISIS Needs More Jobs?]

    03/01/2015 1:40:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 1, 2015 | ALEXANDER MALLIN and PAT O'GARA
    Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS Mar 1, 2015 BY ALEXANDER MALLIN and PAT O'GARA The world watched in horror last week as reports surfaced that ISIS militants captured as many as 350 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria.
  • WH, groups outraged by anti-Susan Rice genocide ad

    03/01/2015 12:59:02 PM PST · by McGruff · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2015 | Cassie Spodak
    The White House slammed a full-page ad Sunday that appeared in The New York Times attacking National Security Adviser Susan Rice. The ad, claiming "Susan Rice has a blind spot: Genocide," appeared in Saturday's paper promoting a talk by American Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. He claims that Rice has sought to silence Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his address to Congress.
  • Susan Rice and the Politicization of Genocide

    03/01/2015 6:49:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-1-15 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    Susan Rice, who was appointed as U.S. National Security Advisor after serving as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Photo: U.S. Government. Susan Rice, US National Security Adviser, sharply criticized PM Netanyahu's upcoming address to Congress. Photo: US Government. Is there any dirty job for the Obama Administration that Susan Rice is not prepared to do? Need someone to fraudulently blame the murder of an American Ambassador in Libya on a stupid film? Send Susan to the Sunday talk shows. Need someone to slander the leader of the only democracy in the Middle East as damaging the “fabric” of Israel’s...
  • Krajina Serbs to file lawsuit against Croatia for genocide in World War II

    02/24/2015 7:58:05 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    InSerbia Network Foundation ^ | February 23, 2015 | InSerbia Network Foundation
    JAGODINA – Krajina Serbs will file a lawsuit against Croatia for genocide in World War II and ethnic cleansing in the 1990s, says former Republic of Serb Krajina Prime Minister Borislav Mikelic.Ustasa militia execute prisoners near the Jasenovac concentration camp.The work of the Serbs of Krajina, Kozara and the Grmec area does not end with the recent verdict by the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the dismissal of the Croatian lawsuit and the Serbian countersuit, Mikelic told Jagodina-based Palma plus television on Sunday. “For World War II, there is undeniable, crystal-clear evidence that the Independent State of...