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  • Erdogan And The Prime Minister Of The Turkey, Just Made This Declaration To The Entire Islamic...

    05/27/2015 4:12:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/27/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    By Allah’s will, Jerusalem belongs to the Kurds, the Turks, the Arabs, and to all Muslims. And as our forefathers fought side by side at Gallipoli, and just as our forefathers went together to liberate Jerusalem with Saladin, we will march together on the same path [to liberate Jerusalem]. These are the words just declared by Dovutoglu, the Prime Minister of Turkey. You would think its coming straight from the mouth of the Antichrist. The amazing speeches by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu were given at the inauguration ceremony at the country’s 55th airport...
  • How to Alienate Moderate Muslims

    05/26/2015 7:43:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 26, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    The recent draw Muhammad contest in Garland, Texas not only drew fire from two armed jihadists, it also drew fire from Christian leaders and media critics. One of the chief objections was that events of this type will alienate moderate Muslims and possibly drive them into the radical camp.
  • Was Politician Forced Into Mental Institution for Islamophobia?

    05/26/2015 12:12:01 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 9 replies
    The new american ^ | Monday, 18 May 2015 | Written by Selwyn Duke
    One tactic Soviet-bloc countries would use to stifle dissidents was involuntary confinement to mental institutions. After all, you have to be crazy to oppose state ideology, right? Now, though, 26 years after the Berlin Walls fall comes a similar shocking story from well west of where the wall stood. It is alleged that a French mayor has been involuntarily confined to a mental asylum for Islamophobia. The story involves Robert Chardon, mayor of the southern French town of Venelles; the problems began when, participating in a public Twitter discussion initiated by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, the mayor proposed...
  • City in the sky: world's biggest hotel to open in Mecca

    05/25/2015 12:05:26 AM PDT · by Cronos · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 May 2015 | Oliver Wainwright
    <p>Four helipads will cluster around one of the largest domes in the world, like sideplates awaiting the unveiling of a momentous main course, which will be jacked up 45 storeys into the sky above the deserts of Mecca. It is the crowning feature of the holy citys crowning glory, the superlative summit of what will be the worlds largest hotel when it opens in 2017.</p>
  • Syrian Priest Reportedly Kidnapped as ISIS Moves Beyond Palmyra

    05/22/2015 2:22:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 22, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    A Syrian priest who has worked for the restoration of a monastery and for improved relations between Muslims and Christians in Syria has been kidnapped. ​The Syrian Catholic Archdiocese of Homs confirmed the news Friday, said Fides news agency. Just a day before he went missing, Father Jacques Mourad, prior of the Monastery of Mar Elian and pastor of the community in Qaryatayn, wrote an appeal as jihadist forces spread out from the nearby city of Palmyra: "We are currently experiencing a very difficult time because the extremists who call themselves Daech approach our city Qaryatayn after their domination of Palmyra,...
  • Daniel Wallace Blasts Yusuf Ismail on John 1:1

    05/20/2015 7:31:24 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Answering Muslims ^ | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | David Wood
    In the tradition of charlatans like Ahmed Deedat and Zakir Naik, Yusuf Ismail is convinced that he can be as inaccurate as he likes, because most of the people listening to him won't bother examining what he says (so long as he sounds confident when he speaks). This tactic is based on numbers. If 400 people are watching a debate, and a Muslim debater completely distorts the facts while sounding like he knows what he's talking about, how many in the audience will take the time to research his claims? One or two? And if one or two do the...
  • Islam's 'Reformation' Is Already Here - and It's Called 'ISIS'

    05/20/2015 11:10:42 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The idea that Islam needs to reform is again in the spotlight following the recent publication of Ayaan Hirsi Alis new book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now. While Ali makes the argument that Islam can reform and is in desperate need of taking the extreme measures to do so many of her critics contend that Islam is not in need of reform. The one argument not being made, however, is the one I make below namely, that Islam has already reformed. And violence, intolerance, and extremism typified by the Islamic State (ISIS) are...
  • Why religion will dominate the 21st century

    05/18/2015 10:49:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Week ^ | May 18, 2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    One of the most common assumptions is that religiosity is linked to economic and technological underdevelopment. As a society gets more technologically and economically advanced, the thinking goes, religiosity naturally fades away and is replaced by a more secular worldview. Exhibit A is usually Western Europe, which grew more secular as it grew richer (and much, much more violent) across the 19th and 20th centuries. Exhibit B is the world's most religious continent Africa which happens to be its poorest. Under this view, the 21st century will be the century in which secularization spreads even further as the...
  • Losing their religion: the hidden crisis of faith among Britains young Muslims

    05/18/2015 2:33:24 AM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 May 2015 | Andrew Anthony
    Sulaiman Vali is a softly spoken 32-year-old computer engineer. A natural introvert not drawn to controversy or given to making bold statements, hes the kind of person who is happiest in the background. He lives alone in a modest house on a quiet street in a small town in East Northamptonshire. He doesnt want to be any more specific than that about the location. If someone found out where I lived, he explains, they could burn my house down. Why should such an understated figure, someone who describes himself as a nobody, speak as if hes in a witness protection...
  • Why Islam doesnt need a reformation

    05/17/2015 9:17:19 PM PDT · by Cronos · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 17 May 2015 | Mahdi Hasan
    In recent months, cliched calls for reform of Islam, a 1,400-year-old faith, have intensified. We need a Muslim reformation, announced Newsweek. Islam needs reformation from within, said the Huffington Post. ..After all, Christianity had the Reformation, so goes the argument, which was followed by the Enlightenment; by secularism, liberalism and modern European democracy. So why cant Islam do the same?Yet the reality is that talk of a Christian-style reformation for Islam is so much cant. Lets consider this idea of a Muslim Luther. Luther did not merely nail 95 theses to the door of the Castle church in Wittenberg in...
  • 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....
  • Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress: Satan 'Delivered' Islam to Muhammad

    05/16/2015 6:47:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/16/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress said Sunday during his "Countdown to the Apocalypse," sermon series that it was Satan who delivered the religion of Islam to the prophet Muhammad and further asserted that following that religion will "lead you to hell." In his six-week sermon series, Jeffress, who pastors Dallas' 11,000-member First Baptist Church, explains how Jesus told of the rise of radical Islam and that increased Christian persecution around the world would "precede His return to this Earth." In a Sunday sermon, the 59-year-old attempted to debunk the claim that Muhammad was delivered Islam by an angel and stated...
  • The People of Aleppo Are Losing Hope, Says Bishop

    05/15/2015 6:20:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/15/15 | Cindy Wooden
    Bishop Audo says that almost everyone would leave Aleppo if they couldThe Chaldean Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo, Syria has said that the people of Aleppo are increasingly losing hope. In an interview with Catholic News Service he said that over the past two months the people seem to have been losing all hope for an end to the war and the beginning of reconciliation. Bishop Audo admitted that he, too, used to talk about his hope, but now I have a tendency to say I am in an attitude of faith. I try to maintain myself in my faith...
  • Insulting Religion

    05/13/2015 11:54:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 13, 2015 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    We often hear it said that it is simply wrong to insult the faith of 1.3 billion Muslims. Why, then, isnt it wrong to insult the faith of 2.2 billion Christians? Its done every day, and sometimes the insults are hard to take. Christians are understandably upset when art exhibits feature crucifixes immersed in urine or portraits of Mary covered with dung.It doesnt require a Ph.D. to figure out why the secular word condemns insults to Muslims but countenances insults to Christians. Its because the latter wont come after you with machetes and assault rifles. If Islam were truly...
  • The fathers of the Church and Islam

    05/11/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    Mystagogy ^ | 05-04-2015 | Metropolitan Hierotheos
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  • It has come to this: Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers

    05/09/2015 10:41:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    BeliefNet ^ | 05/08/2015
    Crosses in every room at Washingon D.C.s Catholic University of America are a human rights violation that prevent Muslim students from praying. Thats the complaint to the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights filed by a professor from rival George Washington University across town. GWU Law School Professor John Banzhaf takes the Catholic institution to task for acting probably with malice against Muslim students in a 60-page complaint that cites offensive Catholic imagery all over the Catholic school, which he says hinder Muslims from praying. Baffled Catholic University officials say they have never received a complaint from any of the...
  • Nun: 'Islam Is ISIS. Whoever Says Otherwise Is a Liar'

    05/09/2015 7:01:32 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 32 replies
    CBN News ^ | Friday, May 08, 2015 | Erick Stakelbeck
    [Embedded Video} WASHINGTON -- The Islamic terror group ISIS is leaving a trail of destruction across large parts of Syria and Iraq with a specific target in their crosshairs. Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been displaced from their homes and countless others have been murdered or enslaved by the jihadist army, with no end in sight. Sister Hatune Dogan has been on the ground and witnessed the devastation of these ancient Christian communities. She's listened to survivors tell how Christians and Yazidi women are being sold into sex slavery. "They choose the most beautiful one, even if they have...
  • No Toronto Catholic Rgstr; L'Osservatore Romano, IT IS NOT BLASPHEMY to mock Mahomet! HE IS NOT GOD!

    05/08/2015 2:26:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | May 6, 2015
    Toronto's Catholic Register is parrotting this story from RNS referring to a front-page article at L'Osservatore Romano calling the cartoons of Mohomet "blasphemous." This is quite incredible really. One can blaspheme God. One cannot blaspheme a man. If Mahomet ever really existed can be debated. If he did, he was a warlord; a murderer, a child-molester and a Jew-hating Christ denier -- and antichrist. He was no prophet. I'm not suggesting that we should engage in mocking anyone; but I won't call the mocking of a man, blasphemy because it is not. Shame on those Catholics who would use such...
  • Syrian Archbishop: "We expect Christians in the West to help us. They do not"

    05/08/2015 12:59:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | May 8,2015 | Robert Spencer
    NEW YORK (RNS) Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo is returning to the front line of the real war on Christians, which he calls home that is, Aleppo in war-torn Syria, where his ancient church faces the threat of extinction.
  • Muslim Kosovars Rediscover Their Long-Forgotten Roman Catholic Roots

    05/07/2015 8:08:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 5/6/15 | Valerie Plesch
    BROD, Kosovo (RNS) The Catholic priest followed the village elders up a narrow road that curved between the green hills in the tiny hamlet of Gjonaj in southern Kosovo. As the priest, Don Albert Jakaj, 36, emerged from the wooded path, he saw the light gray stone church, believed by locals to be a thousand years old, surrounded by tall pine trees. Jakaj had traveled to Gjonaj at the request of Avni Ademi, 35, a local who contacted the priest to get his opinion on the origin of the church and to validate his belief that the church belongs to...
  • Westminster Abbey acknowledges Mohammed in succession of prophets

    04/30/2015 6:48:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 38 replies
    Archbishop Cranmer (blog) ^ | 04-28-2015 | Archbishop Cranmer (blog)
    Peace be upon all auspicious prophets of God, from Adam, Noah and Abraham to Moses, Jesus and Mohammed Mustafa..
  • Ex-Muslim: Koran Revealed a Religion I Did Not Like

    04/28/2015 9:35:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | 4-27-15 | Dale Hurd
    Mona Walter is on a mission. Her mission is for more Muslims to know what is in the Koran. She says if more Muslims knew what was in the Koran, more would leave Islam. Walter came to Sweden from Somalia as a war refugee when she was 19. She says she was excited about joining a modern European nation with equal rights for women. But as a young Muslim woman, that was not the Sweden she encountered. A Real Introduction to Islam It was in Sweden that she first experienced radical Islam on a daily basis. "I discovered Islam first...
  • Pelayo & The Cradle of Catholic Spain

    04/28/2015 6:26:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Regina Magazine ^ | 4/6/15 | Father Jos Miguel Marqus Campo
    Our story begins in 711 AD Dark Ages Spain, when Muslims from North Africa have invaded the entire Iberian Peninsula. No one can withstand their terrible onslaught, with the exception of a few hundred Christian men, women and children in this lonely mountain valley, where they make their desperate last stand. Blessed be the Queen of our mountain, whose throne is the cradle of Spain She is Mother and is Queen! Come, pilgrims, before Her we inhale loves divine. And in Her is the soul of the Spanish people.With the inspiring words of this popular song, dedicated to the...
  • Plan to Build the Largest Virgin Mary Statue in Izmir [Turkey]

    04/28/2015 6:12:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Cemil Şeboy, a deputy candidate for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), has suggested the construction of the world's biggest Virgin Mary statue in the Selçuk district of western İzmir province, in order to increase the district's tourism potential. Şeboy said that a project will be submitted to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to design the statue of the central Christian figure. As the deputy candidate for İzmir's first electoral district, Şeboy said that several projects that will turn the district into a tourist destination are already completed. While listening to the problems of local craftsmen, Şeboy...
  • Muslim Delegation Visits Shroud of Turin

    04/24/2015 2:17:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 24, 2015 | L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO
    Imam says linen cloth believed to be the burial shroud of Jesus invites us to be "brothers" TURIN — “We decided to come as a sign, to say that we are citizens of this country and city. The Shroud draws Christians and Muslims, and in a world marked by division, it invites us to be brothers.”  This message of peace and dialogue came Wednesday from a group of Muslims who visited the Holy Shroud of Turin now on display at northern Italian city’s Cathedral. The delegation included the President of the League of Imams and Preachers of Mosques in Italy,...
  • Its Time for The Vatican to be Realistic About Islam

    04/24/2015 7:47:28 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 30 replies
    One Peter 5 ^ | April 24, 2015 | Steve Skojec
    In what is an ongoing frustration for many Catholics, the Vatican continues to insist on friendly relations with Islam. It started with Nostra Aetate #3 and Lumen Gentium #16, neither of which are particularly compatible with what the saints previously said about Islam. Since the Second Vatican Council, this innovative understanding of a religion Catholic thinkers like Belloc have characterized as a great heresy continues to spiral. In Evangelii Gaudium #253, Pope Francis asserts that authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence. More recently, there has been common prayer in the...
  • Italian Police Round up Terror Suspects in Failed Vatican Plot, Deadly Pakistan Attack

    04/24/2015 6:45:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/24/15
    Italian security forces were rounding up 18 Islamic extremists Friday who prosecutors said were behind a failed 2010 plot to attack the Vatican as well as a bombing at a Pakistan market that killed more than 100 a year earlier. Prosecutor Mauro Mura told reporters in Cagliari, Sardinia, on Friday that wiretaps indicated the suspected terrorists, including two former bodyguards for Usama bin Laden, planned a bomb attack at the Vatican and went as far as to send a suicide bomber to Rome. Mura said the attack plans never went further and that the suicide bomber left Italy, though it...
  • Rai: Turkey Must Apologize Over Armenian Genocide

    04/23/2015 9:18:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    BEIRUT: Turkey must apologize for the Armenian genocide, Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai told reporters Tuesday from the Beirut airport before traveling to Yervan for a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings. "The ceremony which will be held [on April 24] in Armenia serves to sanctify the martyrs [of the genocide], Rai said. We pray for all the martyrs who were killed, whether they were Armenians, Assyrians or Syriac who were present in this large disaster. When asked whether those responsible for the massacre should apologize to the Armenian people, the patriarch replied by saying that an...
  • French Prime Minister: 178 Catholic Churches Under Police Protection

    04/23/2015 9:02:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    After a planned terrorist attack on two French churches was averted, Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced that specific protection is being provided to 178 Catholic places of worship. CNN reported that the attack was foiled when a 24-year-old Algerian computer science student allegedly murdered a woman and called for an ambulance, attempting to portray himself as a crime victim. A police investigation then uncovered the planned attack, which was linked to persons in Syria.
  • Lavrov: Islamic State is Russia's Main Enemy Now

    04/22/2015 6:38:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/22/15
    Moscow, April 22, Interfax - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he sees the Islamic State terror group (ISIS) as the main enemy of Russia now. "I believe that ISIS is our main enemy now," he said in an interview with three radio stations on Wednesday, commenting on the fact that "hundreds of Russian citizens, hundreds of Europeans and hundreds of Americans are fighting on the side of the ISIS."
  • French Police Foil Imminent Armed Attack on Paris Churches

    04/22/2015 6:36:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/22/15 | Staff Reporter
    An alleged Islamic extremist planned to attack two churches, according to reportsFrench police have arrested a man allegedly planning to launch an armed attack on two churches in Paris, the countrys top security official has announced. A number of news agencies have described the man as an Islamic extremist. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the man, a 24-year-old Algerian computer science student, was arrested on Sunday in Paris. He is said to have lived in France for a number of years. The man, who had been flagged by security officials last year, was arrested after he apparently accidentally shot himself...
  • There is So much God Wants to Say to this Generation An Interview with Michael Chang

    04/21/2015 3:16:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Onepeterfive ^ | April 21, 2015 | STEVE SKOJEC
    By now you’ve probably seen the video. Simple text overlaid on sweeping and beautiful natural vistas set to a serene — but determined — instrumental soundtrack. Subtle stylistic choices: the use of lens flare, vintage film effects, and mirroring; the use of just enough motion graphics to make a point without being distracting. Beneath it all, a translation in Arabic script for the intended audience. Together, it forms the most potent and moving message I’ve seen addressing the rise of the Islamic state. It cuts through the noise, and offers the reality of God’s love and the opportunity for salvation to men...
  • The De-Christianization and Gradual Islamization of France

    04/20/2015 7:44:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 5/19/15 | Charles Adhmar
    Islamist networks in France and across Europe are increasingly organized and well-armed, but it is France that is sitting on a powder keg Just before Christmas, as I was walking along the streets of Paris, I happened to see the disgraceful cover of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo, a failing satirical magazine well known for its insults against religion and general vulgarity. It showed the Blessed Virgin Mary in an outrageous, almost pornographic position. Such crudeness was not a first for Charlie Hebdo. Although the cover angered me, the spirit of Christmas overrode any hateful thoughts. Two weeks later,...
  • Nigerian Bishop: Boko Haram Is A "Demonic Cult"

    04/20/2015 12:43:44 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Oliver Dashe Doeme, Bishop of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, minced no words this weekend in speaking of the atrocities of the jihadist group Boko Haram, which he called a demonic cult.
  • Muslim migrants threw 12 Christians overboard to their deaths during Mediterranean crossing

    04/17/2015 11:35:17 AM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04-16-2015 | Sara Malm
    A group of Muslim migrants have been arrested for 'aggravated murder' after allegedly throwing 12 Christians into the Mediterranean sea during a recent crossing from Libya, Italian police reports.
  • Franklin Graham Warns Holocaust Might Be Repeated With Influx of Muslims in US and Europe

    04/17/2015 8:39:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Rev. Franklin Graham warned on Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday that another holocaust might become a reality, pointing to the influx of Muslim immigrants into Europe and the United States, who he said are "bringing their hatred of Jews and Christians with them." "Could the holocaust be repeated? I'm afraid so. Anti-Semitism is at the highest levels since the late 1930s. This is coming from the influx of Muslim immigrants to Europe, the United States, and other Western countries over the past few decades, and they are bringing their hatred of Jews and Christians with them," Graham...
  • Turkish PM Accuses Pope of Being Part of Evil Front Against His Country

    04/15/2015 7:30:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/15/15 | Staff Reporter
    Prime Minister Davutoglu's comments follow criticism by Turkish president yesterday over Armenian genocide statementTurkeys prime minister has accused the Pope of being part of an evil front plotting against his country. Ahmet Davutoglu made the comments today in the capital Ankara ahead of the countrys parliamentary elections in June at which his ruling Justice and Development party was presenting its list of candidates. Mr Davutoglu comments came after Pope Francis described Ottoman Turkeys massacre of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915 as genocide, a term and death toll denied by Turkey Mr Davutoglu said: An evil front is being formed before...
  • Pakistan: Boy Burnt Alive for Being Christian Is in Serious Condition

    04/15/2015 6:37:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Young Muslims on Way to Mosque Stopped to Set Young Christian Stranger on FireFor being a Christian, a boy in Pakistan has been burnt alive and now is in serious condition. According to Fides, some young Muslims burnt alive 14-year-old Christian teenager, Nauman Masih, who now is in the hospital in Lahore, fighting for his life. The young boy did not know the people who attacked him in the same city where there was the deadly attack on two Church's in recent months. The police were alerted and registered a complaint against unknown persons. "The young people who attacked me...
  • Watch What Happens When 3 Muslim Spokesmen Are Asked About Islams Death Penalty for Apostasy

    04/14/2015 9:00:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/14/2015 | Robert Spencer
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A recent episode of the BBC program The Big Questions was anomalous: instead of pumping out more of the usual fog of obfuscation and denial regarding the aspects of Islamic law incompatible with Western standards of human rights and human dignity — as do most BBC shows — it actually featured an honest discussion of Islam’s death penalty for apostasy.Or it would have, that is, if the Muslim spokesmen on the show had been remotely honest about that penalty. Instead, they offered an instructive case study in how Islamic supremacists deal with uncomfortable aspects...
  • Does Christianity have a Future?; Study shows Christianity on decline in the wealthy West

    04/13/2015 9:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/13/2015 | Candida Moss
    A new study shows Christianity on the decline in the wealthy West, with Islam surging. What Would Jesus Say? Its not what you think. A study released by the Pew Forum last week demonstrates that the future of the religious world is rapidly and dramatically changing. Differences in fertility rates and the high incidence of conversion make Islam the worlds fastest-growing religion. And, if current rates continue, by 2070 Islam could be the worlds largest. Between now and 2050 the number of Muslims is projected to rise to 2.8 billion, a 35 percent increase. While India will continue to be...
  • Turkey Anger at Pope Francis Armenian 'Genocide' Claim

    04/12/2015 6:28:47 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/12/15
    Turkey has summoned the Vatican ambassador after Pope Francis used the word "genocide" to describe mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1 100 years ago.The foreign ministry requested a meeting with the Vatican's envoy in Ankara, Turkish media reported. Armenia and many historians say up to 1.5 million people were systematically killed by Ottoman forces in 1915. Turkey has consistently denied that the killings were genocide. The Pope's comments came at a service in Rome to honour a 10th Century mystic, attended by Armenia's president. The dispute has continued to sour relations between Armenia and Turkey. 'Bleeding wound'The...
  • A New History of the Crusades Obama Should Read

    04/10/2015 1:07:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 10, 2015 | Stephanie Pacheco
    Steve Weidenkopf, lecturer at Christendom Colleges graduate program, has written a readable, story-like book that provides a blow-by-blow account of the Crusades that simultaneously counters many of the myths that have sprung up around them.
  • UK Tribunal Rules Against Christian Suspended for Sharing Faith with Muslim Co-Worker

    04/09/2015 5:22:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Christian News ^ | 4/8/15 | Heather Clark
    LONDON An employment tribunal in the United Kingdom has ruled against an occupational therapist who was suspended for nine months after her Muslim co-worker alleged that she was trying to convert her. Victoria Wasteney, 38, had developed a friendship with her colleague Enya Nawaz, 27, as they worked at the St. John Howard Center in London. The two had discussed Islam and Christianity, and Wasteney had talked to Nawaz about her churchs efforts to fight human trafficking. The whole basis of our conversations around faith started with her telling me that shed had an encounter with God, that she...
  • Pope Prays that Divine Mercy Might Help Reconciliation Over Armenian Genocide

    04/09/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/9/15 | Staff Reporter
    Francis laments that nations have 'not yet reached a consensus on the reading of such sorrowful events'Pope Francis has prayed that the Divine Mercy might hasten reconciliation over the deaths of more than a million Armenians a century ago in what is commonly referred to as the Armenian genocide. The Pope made the comment during a meeting with Armenian bishops and faithful ahead of a Mass on Sunday that will mark the 100th anniversary of the massacre. In his prepared remarks he prayed that the Divine Mercy might help us all, in love for truth and justice, to heal every...
  • Obama a Christian?

    04/09/2015 10:15:04 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Donald R. McClarey
    Midwest Conservative Journal brings to our attention that Obama continues his pretense of being a Christian in order to bash Christians: If theres one thing I love, its a quote which doesnt even require fisking. At the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast on Sunday, an occasion of great significance to Christians, heres what President Barack Obama had to say: On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love, Obama said. And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. As the crowd began...
  • Holiday Church Destruction in the Islamic World

    04/09/2015 3:09:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    As millions of Christians around the world were celebrating Easter Sunday, the Christians of the Muslim world were again under attack. The April 2 Islamic jihad attack on a Kenyan schoolwhere the Islamic murderers made sure to slaughter only Christian students, sparing fellow Muslimswas only the most spectacular attack.
  • Terrorists in Kenya tormented students before killing them

    04/07/2015 3:40:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 7, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From The Christian Post I learned another horrible thing about terrorists of the Religion of Peace. As the death toll from the Garissa University College massacre climbed to 148 Friday, eyewitness accounts from survivors revealed a harrowing picture of how students were made to wait in line to be shot in the head. Some were even forced to make calls to their parents to tell them they were about to die.The family of 20-year-old Garissa student, Elizabeth Namarome Musinai, told Yahoo News that she called her father during the attack at dawn on Thursday and said: “There are gunshots everywhere! Tell Mum to...
  • What You Heard About Allahu Akbar Is WRONG: Here's what it REALLY means

    04/06/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/06/2015 | Dom the Conservative
    Bombing, beheading, hijacking, mosque sermons these are just a few of the instances where the proclamation Allahu akbar is shouted. But what does it really mean?The mainstream media tells us that the Islamic statement is a pledge of allegiance to the god of the Prophet Muhammad and is an admirable demonstration of faith and piety. Its portrayed as a humble utterance of praise that is too often misused by jihadists during acts of terror. However, the real meaning behind the most controversial term of our time is much more sinister than the liberal left would have you believe.Recently,...
  • Asia Bibi Asks for an Easter of Peace and Forgiveness

    04/06/2015 6:07:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 4/4/15 | Paolo Affatato
    The Christian woman who is in prison in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy sent a prayer request to the Pope. Meanwhile, the government has revoked the moratorium on the death penaltyAt Easter, Jesus Christ gives us an example of peace and forgiveness. All of us must learn from the teaching and sacrifice of Christ who was crucified for us and who forgave all those who harmed him. On this special day I ask Christians in Pakistan to live and pray for peace. There is suffering but peace too in the words which Asia Bibi, the Christian mother sentenced to death...
  • The world's fastest-growing religion is ...

    04/04/2015 5:25:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/04/2015 | Daniel Burke
    If tech futurists are to be believed, by the year 2050, robots will do many of our errands and drive our cars. If a new study on religious trends is to be believed, many of those robot-controlled cars will stop and park at mosques and churches. Yes, despite predictions that religion will go the way of dinosaurs, the size of almost every major faith -- sorry, Buddhists -- will increase in the next 40 years, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The biggest winners, Pew predicts, will be Islam and Christianity. Islam, the world's fastest-growing...