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    09/24/2017 9:45:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    RCR ^ | 09/23/2017
    I have said it before and I will say it over and over --if we are not living in the days which Christ promised to shorten for the sake of the elect, then I fear what is to come. Confusion is rampant, truth has all but disappeared, apostasy is manifest, and even those who are allegedly Christ's shepherds betray him on a daily basis. In the words of a wise and holy priest --"Today if a person doesn't have extensive theological training or at least access to a holy priest they are toast". FROM THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL— "Rhode Island’s Islamic...
  • Syrian Christians Advance Against IS in De-Facto Capital Raqqa

    09/22/2017 4:37:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Die Welt ^ | 9/20/17 | Karlos Zurutuza
    The battle for "Islamic State" stronghold Raqqa has reached its final stages, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed multi-ethnic alliance fighting IS. Karlos Zurutuza reports from Raqqa.Getting to the headquarters of Syriac fighters in Raqqa involves driving mostly across a desert. The route is exhausting and not entirely safe but, for the time being, it's the only chance to avoid the area still under the control of the Islamic State (IS). Once in the south western outskirts of the city, you just have to follow your ear: the base of the Syriac Military Council (MFS) is right next...
  • Churches Destroyed and Looted By ISIS Being Restored in Syria

    09/21/2017 12:49:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Pravmir ^ | 9/19/17 | Sophie Mangal
    In the Syrian city of Maaloula (Ma'loula) The Christian Church began to commence services in the Christian monastery of St. Thecla.The pilgrims from all around the world traveled to religious shrines before the war. It was almost completely destroyed and looted by ISIS and Al-Nusra Front. When under pressure from the Syrian Arab army the Retreating Islamists took everything valuable from the temples, including ancient icons, historical manuscripts, icon lamps and altar-cross, church furnishings, tombstones and other valuable items. The militants destroyed everything they could not hastily take along; some of the buildings were burned. After the liberation under the...
  • UK 'Biggest Audience' in Europe for Jihadist Web Content

    09/19/2017 9:26:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/19/20
    Online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe, a report has found. Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content after Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Policy Exchange's study said. The think tank suggested the UK public would support new laws criminalising reading content that glorifies terror. The government has told internet companies like Facebook and Google to do more to to remove jihadist material. Former US military chief General David Petraeus, who wrote a foreword to the report, said efforts to combat online extremism were "inadequate". He...
  • Why Didnt God Heal Evangelist to the Muslim World, Nabeel Qureshi?

    09/19/2017 5:20:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/19/2017 | Frank Turek
    How does a man facing his own premature death exude an uplifting combination of grace, love, and truth? My friend Nabeel Qureshi, who has done that for more than a year, died at age 34 on Saturday. In case you dont know, Nabeel was a former devout Muslim who became a powerful defender of Christianity after a seven-year process of evaluating the evidence for Christianity with his friend David Wood. His first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is an international bestseller. Since being diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer last year, Nabeel has shared his thoughts, concerns, and prayers through...
  • Apologist Nabeel Qureshi, Author of Best Selling Bio 'Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,' Dies at 34

    09/17/2017 7:17:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2017 | Anugrah Kumar
    Apologist and author Nabeel Qureshi, who said last week that doctors believed his body had entered the "final stages of life," died Saturday at the age of 34. He was a Christian convert from Islam and served with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries until he was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer last August."Nabeel Qureshi, your eyes will now see and your hands will now touch that which is the only Real estate," Ravi Zacharias tweetedSaturday.Qureshi, a U.S. citizen who was born to Pakistani immigrants in California, is survived by his wife, Michelle, and a daughter, Ayah."Our dear brother in Christ Nabeel...
  • Churches of Ma'loula Looted by Militants Being Restored in Syria

    09/15/2017 7:49:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 9/15/17
    The Maloula church complex, looted by Islamic militants, is being restored at an accelerated speed. One of the churches is expected to be ready for parishioners in the near future, RIA-Novosti reports. The most difficult was restoring the cave of St. Thekla. It suffered greatly, as did the Church of St. Elias. The specialists faced the difficult task of preserving the historical artifacts. However, some of the architectural monuments had to be built anew, because they were lost, engineer Elias Hilal told reporters. Maloula was seized by Al-Nusra Front militants four years ago. They destroyed everything they could. They gouged...
  • Erdogan Of Turkey Literally Resurrects The Image Of The Ottoman Beast (Trunc)

    09/11/2017 3:14:02 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | July 18, 2017 | Walid Shoebat
    Full Title: Erdogan Of Turkey Literally Resurrects The Image Of The Ottoman Beast And Vows That All Who Defy Him Will Be Beheaded When we say that the Ottomans will rise again, including its image the image of the beast, Shariah and Islamic Beheading we concluded all this decades ago just by reading the Bible. And now, as we monitor the news in Turkey, just in the last few days, we find two news pieces which further confirm our proclamations. Firstly, Hayrettin Karaman, Turkeys main Fatwa giver, wrote an article for Yeni Safak headlined with Shariah Will Rise Again. This...
  • Nineveh Christians Rebuild Their Homes, but Threats Remain in Iraq

    09/08/2017 8:20:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    With towns and cities such as Qaraqosh and Bashiqa in Iraqs Nineveh Plains now liberated from Islamic State (IS) forces and their original inhabitants beginning to return, there is confidence among some local Christian leaders that life is slowly beginning to get back to normal. I am optimistic, yes, very optimistic, says Qaraqoshs Syriac Catholic Archbishop Yohanna Petros Mouche. When you look around the villages you see that life is back again. A drive through Qaraqosh proves his point. A young boy cycles by, carrying a plastic bag full of bread, while Arabic graffiti on the wall of a house...
  • In Sudan, Christian Refugee Children Must Recite Islamic Prayers Before Being Fed

    09/07/2017 7:09:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 9/6/17 | Murcadha OFlaherty and John Pontifex
    CHRISTIAN children in Sudans refugee camps are not given food unless they say Islamic prayers, according to reports we received from reliable sources. A contact, who asked to remain anonymous for security reasons, described how Christian refugees from South Sudan are confronted with a terrible situation in refugee camps in Sudan. The source told us: We have heard stories where children are conditioned to say Islamic prayers before [being] given food. This is not right. These children are Christian. They should be respected as such. The source, who estimates that some 700,000 South Sudanese Christians are refugees in Sudan, added:...
  • Over 1 Million Join Grozny Rally in Defense of Myanmar's Muslims

    09/06/2017 11:18:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/4/17
    Grozny, September 4, Interfax - More than one million people attended a rally in Grozny on Monday to protest against the "genocide of Muslims" in Myanmar, the organizers reported. "More than one million people have participated in the rally," the organizing committee told Interfax. "The public event passed without incident," the organizers said. The rally took place under a banner with the slogan "No to genocide of Muslims in Myanmar" on the stage in downtown Grozny. The leaders of the Chechen Republic took part in the rally. As reported earlier, rally participants adopted a decision to petition Russian President Vladimir...
  • Battling Islamophobia with doll, comics and 'Muslim cool'

    09/03/2017 9:31:20 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | September 3, 2017 | Rev. Alexander Santora
    Danny Shakoj saw "Elf on the Shelf," then spotted "Mensch on a Bench," and wondered why there was no Islamic doll and story book. So he spent about $1,800 of his own money to produce "Adventures of Imam Adam." "We are missing something for the Muslim community," said the N.J. born Circassian Muslim (from the Caucasus states near Russia) who lives in Haledon. Sales are picking up, said Shakoj, a medical device consultant and project engineer. "We never have toys for the Islamic faith," he said, "even though there are anywhere between four and seven million Muslims in the...
  • One Day Islamists Will Get Gaudis Cathedral

    09/01/2017 10:44:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 1, 2017 | Austin Ruse
    It is one of the most remarkable churches in all the world, in all of human history. Begun in 1892 and not expected to be finished until 2030, La Sagrada Familia is Antonio Gaudis masterpiece. It is odd and wonderful to behold, its barrel-shaped spires springing up all around, its soaring interior arches offering glory to the Holy Family. It is awful to behold, like a fairytale, like something not even Peter Jacksons set designer could imagine. Alas, it may not stand for long for it has been targeted by Islamists and the weakness of the Church in Catalonia and...
  • We Do Not Want More Muslims in Czech Republic: Prime Minister

    08/30/2017 6:59:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/17 | Victoria Friedman
    Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka does not want the Muslim community to grow in the Czech Republic, saying he has seen what problems large Muslim populations have caused in other European countries. Noting that there was only a small, non-radicalised Muslim community in the Central European country, the prime minister told Austrian newspaper Die Presse: When we see problems in other European countries, we do not want Muslims in the Czech Republic. We would greatly appreciate if Europe would better protect its external border. Receiving refugees should always be the responsibility of nation states, Mr. Sobotka added. In comments alluding to...
  • MPs Demand Inquiry After 5-Year-Old Christian Girl Forced Into Strict Muslim Foster Care [UK]

    08/29/2017 8:30:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/29/17 | Staff Reporter
    One family reportedly told her to remove her crucifix necklaceMembers of Parliament have demanded an urgent inquiry after it emerged a five-year-old Christian girl had been forced to live with strict Muslim foster carers. The girl, who speaks English as her first language, has been cared for by two different Muslim families in the past six months. One family reportedly told her to remove her crucifix necklace and prevented her from eating carbonara because it contained bacon. She was also told to learn Arabic and was begging not to go back to the family because they do not speak English....
  • Australia: Ex-Human Rights Chief Says Sharia No Different to Catholicism, Calls for Sharia Courts

    08/27/2017 7:04:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/27/17 | Robert Spencer
    Yes, Sharia and Catholicism are essentially identical, if you overlook all that business about stonings, amputations, wife-beating, death for apostasy, institutionalized discrimination against non-believers, and the rest. And as for Sharia courts, when they were established in Britain, officials repeatedly assured the public that they would only cover private matters on a voluntary basis, and that cases touching on criminal matters would be referred to the British courts. This did not happen, specifically regarding spousal abuse cases, since the Quran calls for the beating of women from whom you fear disobedience (4:34), and yet spousal abuse is illegal in the...
  • Barcelona Terror: "mayor was negligent for ideological reasons"

    08/27/2017 1:20:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | August 27, 2017 | Tancred
    "The murderers are guilty, but the mayor of Barcelona was obviously negligent because she refused to secure the Rambla area for reasons of ideological correctness." Santiago Martin, well-known priest and founder of the Franciscans of Mary, last Sunday during the sermon in his parish referred to the refusal of Mayoress Ada Colau to secure Rambla by traffic bollards as the government in Madrid had demanded. On 17 August, five men in the pedestrian zone rushed into the crowd with a vehicle. 14 people were killed in the terror attack by the Islamic State (IS), and we're 130 injured. Colau, mayor...
  • Rome, September 1st, Islamic gathering at the Colosseum: We want it as a place to pray

    08/26/2017 8:07:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 25, 2017 | Libero Quotidiano
    Rome, September 1st, Islamic gathering at the Colosseum: We want it as a place to pray Libero Quotidiano August 25, 2017 Disturbing image of the October 2016 Muslim gathering The appointment is for September 1st. On that day Muslims will invade the Colosseum transforming it into an open-air mosque. Il Tempo reports that the Islamic community of Rome will gather under the Flavian Amphitheatre, as they did last October. For the Muslims the occasion is a prime feast: 'Eid Al Adha, the Sacrifice of Abraham. The Bengalese Association Dhuumcatu organizing it, has decided to transform Via San Gregorio, under the...
  • European Basilicas Amp Up Security After Recent Terror Attacks

    08/26/2017 7:46:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 8/26/17 | Elise Harris
    Barcelona, Spain, Aug 26, 2017 / 04:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- From Spain's revered Sagrada Familia basilica to Germany and even the Vatican, churches across Europe are taking measures to increase security following several acts of terrorism in recent weeks. Churches and other highly symbolic Christian landmarks have been a prime target for radical Islamist militants, and with the number of vehicle attacks increasing, many churches throughout Europe are taking new measures to ensure their area is protected. Although so far neither Italy nor the Vatican have been hit by terrorism, Swiss Guard Commander Christoph Graf said last week that it...
  • Pope: Every foreigner who knocks at our door is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ

    08/26/2017 6:51:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 54 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 25, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Youre much more likely to meet Muhammad. Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming Allahu akbar; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with...