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  • Father Corapi On socialism

    05/23/2017 8:28:26 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Fr John Corapi
    An EWTN video on Socialism in America & the Western World
  • The Deep Meaning Behind Ivanka Trump's Hat in Israel

    05/23/2017 5:39:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 59 replies
    Yahoo Style ^ | 5/22/2017 | Tanya Edwards
    Joining her father President Donald Trump on his trip through the Middle East, Ivanka Trump has dressed more modestly than usual, and that streak has continued during their visit to Israel. The first daughter was photographed wearing a rarely seen accessory (at least on her): a hat. She wore the small navy hat perched on one side on her head, with a headband securing the velvet topper. Her hair was styled in a soft chignon at the nape of her neck. Hats are worn by Orthodox Jewish women following the concept of Tzniut, which is Hebrew for modesty or humility...
  • Melania and Ivanka Trump's newsmaking style in Saudi Arabia

    05/21/2017 10:28:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 20, 2017 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Melania Trump made her debut on the foreign stage Saturday, stepping off Air Force One in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, without a head scarf or abaya, the traditional black gown required for most women. “Thank you for a beautiful welcome to Riyadh,” she tweeted, along with a photo of herself in a pantsuit with large gold belt and matching gold detailing at the neck. Although her choice to appear bareheaded provoked a flurry of tweets, few here were surprised that the first lady chose to forego a head scarf. Michelle Obama did the same during a January 2015 visit with then-President...
  • King Salman’s Lies

    05/21/2017 7:38:11 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 32 replies ^ | 05/21/2017 | Pamela Gellar
    Behind the flag of the sword and shahada, King Salman declared, “Islam is the religion of mercy and tolerance and co-existence as confirmed by brilliant precedence. In its prosperous times Islam provided the best examples of co-existence and harmony among followers of religions and cultures.” Good for Muslims, horrible for non-believers, who were forced to live under dhimmitude, paying the jizya and living in a state of subjugation. No mention of the hundreds of millions slaughtered in jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements. He talks about the forces of “extremism” – Saudi Arabia under sharia rule defines the...
  • God's Country; Autumn River

    05/20/2017 5:39:32 AM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski Youtube video's ^ | 5/20/2017 | Revski
    A scenic river in Chepachet R.I., in Autumn, with live video, and animation, the voices of animated dear and rabbit are myself and grandson. I promise that this short 2 min. video is not boring but very informative.
  • Italy's top court rules Sikhs can't carry religious knives

    05/19/2017 8:59:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 16 May 2017 11:11 CEST+02:00
    Italy’s Court of Cassation ruled on Monday that a Sikh man was not allowed to carry a knife considered sacred by his religion in public. Migrants have a duty to conform to local values in the society they choose to move to, the court said, even if those values are different from in their home country. The kirpan, a small knife or sword, is one of five religious articles many Sikhs carry with them at all times. But the legality of carrying the curved knife in public has been debated in several countries where Sikhs are a minority. Denmark became...
  • Women expelled from streets in central Paris, police unable to restore safety

    05/19/2017 2:45:27 PM PDT · by wtd · 36 replies
    TheOldContinent/EyeonEurope ^ | 19 May 2017 | Benjamin de Wolf
    Women expelled from streets in central Paris, police unable to restore safety Tweet linkWomen from the Chapelle-Pajol district (not the banlieue, but right in the centre of Paris, close to Gare Du Nord, the Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge) are no longer visible on its streets and squares, they are absent from its metro stations, and they are no longer welcome in its cafes, bars and restaurants. The district is taken over by groups of men, drug dealers and migrants, who harass or insult every female they encounter. Newspaper Le Parisien reported this week on the structural misogyny...
  • Imam Married Child Bride so She Could Hold Hands With Man in Public

    05/19/2017 11:10:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | MAY 17 2017 | Shannon Deery
    A CHILD bride was married to a man 20 years her senior only so she could hold hands with him in public, it has been claimed. Muslim cleric Ibrahim Omerdic says the ceremony he conducted was a sham intended only to allow the couple to see each other without shame. But in the days after the wedding the 14-year-old girl was allegedly forced into having sex with her husband, an incident she later reported to police. That report sparked a search of the Bosnian mosque in Noble Park where the wedding ceremony was conducted. Ibrahim Omerdic leaves Melbourne Magistrates’ Court....
  • Imam and Monk Riding a Motorbike Together Give Hope to Religious Harmony

    05/19/2017 10:15:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    A viral video showing an imam giving a monk a free ride on his motorcycle has gone viral on Thai social media. Many said the video showed religious harmony in Yala, Thailand where insurgent attacks often occur. The identity of the person who shot the video is unknown. However, after the video went viral, it was reported that the imam is the head of a local mosque in the province.
  • Judge dismisses 'clock boy' lawsuit (truncated)

    05/19/2017 9:07:15 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/17 | By KAILEEN GAUL
    A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed's father, saying the family will not get a payout from the city of Irving, Texas or the school district for the 'clock boy' scandal, has learned. On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed gained national attention when his high school teacher suspected he brought a bomb to school.
  • Austria: Breaking the Cross for Allah

    05/13/2017 7:27:54 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Muslims like to tell Christians that they, too, recognize Jesus as one of the prophets. They don’t usually mention, however, the little differences between their understanding of Jesus and standard Christian beliefs: 1. The Muslim Jesus (Isa) was not the son of God. 2. He did not die on the cross. 3. At the End of Days, the Muslim Isa will return to break the cross and kill all Christians who do not convert to Islam. In light of the above, the following incident from Austria makes complete sense from an Islamic point of view. The “mentally ill” African desecrating...
  • Pope says he'll seek common ground with Trump, won't preach

    05/13/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2017 3:12 PM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis says he won’t try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and the environment when they meet this month, but wants instead to find common ground and work for peace. Francis said proselytizing isn’t his style — in politics or religion. Speaking to reporters while traveling home Saturday from a trip to Portugal, Francis said he would say what he thinks sincerely to Trump and listen respectfully to what Trump has to say. […] Speculation has swirled about what Trump and Francis will discuss during their May 24 audience, given Francis has already...
  • Man arrested after 'masturbating vigorously' in public because he 'hates Portland'

    05/13/2017 4:21:25 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 80 replies
    oregon live ^ | 5/12/17 | Lizzy Acker
    A man was indicted Thursday for "masturbating vigorously" outside of New Avenues for Youth in downtown Portland on May 3. Court documents say that when a Portland police officer responded to a complaint of public indecency at the location, the officer saw Terry Lee Andreassen, 59, "with his erect penis exposed to the public." When Andreassen saw the officer, he "put his penis back in his pants and began to walk away." Documents say that when the officer asked Andreassen whether or not it was appropriate to masturbate in public and why he was doing it, Andreassen told the officer...
  • Exclusive: Facebook Has Been Regularly Shutting Down Atheist and Ex-Muslim Groups

    05/11/2017 12:08:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    HEATSTREET ^ | May 9, 2017 | Masha Froliak
    Yesterday, Facebook restricted and then shut down the public pages of Ex-Muslims of North America (24k followers) and Atheist Republic (1,6 million followers) –groups that advocate secularism and provide support to “apostates” (people who leave Islam and who often face persecution). In fact, the ex-Muslim group claims that for the last several years, Facebook has been continuously blocking groups like it. The ex-Muslims have written an open letter to the social media giant, calling on it to “to stop exercising intellectual persecution” against atheist and ex-Muslim organizations and to “whitelist” such vulnerable groups from organized false flagging attacks. On Monday,...
  • After 62 years of marriage, couple dies together while holding hands [TX]

    05/11/2017 10:20:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 120 replies ^ | Updated: 5:17 PM, May 09, 2017 | By Chip Brewster
    Pair dies less than 1 hour 30 minutes apart LAKE JACKSON, Texas - After nearly 62 years of marriage, Lake Jackson couple Tom and Delma Ledbetter left this world about two weeks ago. “Mama was from Nebraska, and daddy was from Arkansas,” said Donetta Nichols. Nichols is one of the Ledbetters' daughters. She tells us the couple first met in their early 20s through mutual friends. “He was stationed in Florida and my mother and her girlfriend had moved to Florida,” she said. Their first date of sorts happened when Tom had to “just move his car.” “They drove around...
  • Teenage 'devil worshipper' arrested for vandalizing church in Spain [Santa Faz, Alicante]

    05/10/2017 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 9 May 2017 09:50 CEST+02:00
    A 17-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly daubing 666 on a holy reliquary and inverting seven crucifixes inside a church in Alicante. A priest discovered the vandalism on Sunday morning at the Santa Faz Church and monastery in Alicante, which is home to a relic that, according to tradition, is a veil with which Veronica wiped the bleeding face of Jesus. The relic is reputed to have been transferred from the Vatican to the Alicante church in the 15th century, which became a place of pilgrimage ever since. The teenager, who has not been named, was arrested on Monday,...
  • New Video Emerges of Father Tom Uzhunnalil

    05/10/2017 10:38:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Matters India ^ | May 9, 2017
    Father Tom Uzhunnalil, the Salesian priest who was been abducted and help captive by suspected ISIS terrorists, has appealed for help in a new video. A frail looking Father Tom says his health is deteriorating and needs hospitalisation. His captors had contacted the Indian government and the Bishop several times, but their response had been poor. Father Tom is diabetic and is suffering from blood pressure issues as well. In the nearly 90 second video, recorded in April 15 2017, he says neither Indian government nor Bishop made a serious effort to understand what his captors wanted. He appeals to...
  • Former Obama Homeland Security Adviser Cheers On Genocide Of Egyptian Copts

    05/10/2017 9:37:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/10/2017
    As the Palm Sunday bombing of two Coptic churches in Egypt demonstrated, even in the least oppressive Muslim nations, native Christian populations are under a great deal of pressure. It is a difficult problem as the Papacy is terrified of angering Muslim governments by criticizing the discrimination against and abuse of Middle Eastern Christian communities thereby making the situation worse, and Western governments have little to no interest in intervening in domestic pogroms when they perceive they have bigger fish to fry.While relations between the Copts and Mubarak were never really great, they cratered when the Muslim Brotherhood gained control...
  • Qantas boss gets pie in face from gay marriage opponent

    05/09/2017 11:17:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2017 1:49 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    A man who squashed a lemon meringue pie into Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce’s face during a public address in Australia said Wednesday he was protesting Joyce’s advocacy for same-sex marriage. Joyce, a gay, Irish-born 50-year-old, was giving a speech to 500 people in a Perth hotel on Tuesday when Tony Overheu approached from behind, pressed the pie in his face then fled. Overheu, a 67-year-old Christian and former sheep farmer, released a statement accusing Qantas and other companies that support marriage equality of “corporate bulling aimed at social engineering.” […] Joyce has been singled out for criticism by...
  • How Did John Steinbeck And An Obama Staffer Get The Bible So Wrong?

    05/09/2017 1:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Forward ^ | May 8, 2017 | Aviya Kushner
    Working for Barack Obama can be a career maker, but Hebrew readers have been puzzled by the explanation for the path that one former staffer took. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Michael Slaby, whom the newspaper described as “among the key tech gurus for Barack Obama’s two presidential campaigns,” has founded a startup called Timshel that helps not-for-profits and activist groups use digital tools to increase their analytic capabilities. Sounds good. But where, exactly, does the name Timshel come from? “It’s a reference to [Steinbeck’s] ‘East of Eden’ — the Hebrew word for “Thou mayest” from the Bible [in the...