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  • My Public School (Mis)Education About Islam

    08/24/2016 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Does it matter what our kids learn about Islam in public schools? Jenny McKeigue of Olmsted Falls, Ohio thinks so. This small town mother has battled her local school board for about four years to get them to remove parts of the curriculum that seem to promote Islam. In 2012, McKeigue learned that her son had been shown a video in his seventh grade social studies class that she considered to be blatant Muslim propaganda. The video, an episode of the discontinued "30 Days" reality TV series, featured a "regular American" (the host's terminology, not mine) spending thirty days immersing...
  • With Christianity in Decline, Britain Sees Rise of Humanist ‘Pastors’

    08/24/2016 2:10:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2016 | 12:08 AM EDT | Kevin McCandless
    With participation in traditional faiths at near-record lows, Britain is seeing the rise of what humanists describe as “pastors” for the non-religious. Last month the University of Westminster in London broke new ground by appointing its first official secular advisor for students. The move followed efforts by the British Humanist Association since 2014 to train more than 100 volunteers to go into schools, hospitals and prisons in order to provide counseling support for those who don’t believe in a deity. Early this year hospitals run by Britain’s National Health Service in Leicester also saw their first humanist appointed to the...
  • Kerry in Nigeria: 'Trouble Finding Meaning' of Life Leads 'Too Many' to Terrorism

    08/23/2016 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-23-2016 | Bridget Johnson
    On a visit to Nigeria today, Secretary of State John Kerry declared there are "far too many" who join terrorist groups like Boko Haram "because they have trouble finding meaning or opportunity in their daily lives." "Because they are deeply frustrated and alienated -- and because they hope groups like Boko Haram will somehow give them a sense of identity, or purpose, or power," Kerry said after meeting with local religious leaders to discuss community building and countering violent extremism in Sokoto, Nigeria. ".... When people -- and particularly young people -- have no hope for the future and no...
  • Islamic Preacher Says Emojis are Forbidden for Muslims

    08/23/2016 1:06:59 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 28 replies
    Everyjoe ^ | Wil Reagan | 5/5/16
    An Islamic preacher based in Saudi Arabia is warning Muslims against using certain emojis. Wajdi Akkari posted a video where he speaks out against a number of emojis that he believes are blasphemous, including the angel and any emojis that are “devilish.” According to the DailyMail, Akkari was born in Lebanon, moved to the US to become a rapper when he was 18, and then eventually moved to Saudi Arabia where he teaches Arabic. Read more:
  • Can we not use the term Christianophobe?

    08/21/2016 7:05:39 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 20 replies ^ | 8/21/16 | me
    Can Christians come together and claim Christianophobe? Why not?
  • Man Fatally Shot by Kelso Police

    08/21/2016 5:55:31 AM PDT · by fella · 36 replies
    Man Fatally Shot by Kelso Police Kelso, WA - The man shot and killed by a police officer Wednesday in Kelso has been identified as a 27-year-old homeless man who has connections to Spokane. A Kelso police officer fatally shot Omer Ismail Ali after Ali allegedly attacked a gas station clerk, customer and the officer with a walking stick, the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Ali died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the results of an autopsy performed Friday. Ali, who immigrated to the U.S. from Sudan as a refugee in...
  • Humanist Weddings Outstrip Church of Scotland Ceremonies for First Time

    08/19/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The number of weddings being performed by the Church of Scotland slipped below the number of humanist ceremonies taking place for the first time last year, latest figures have shown. The decline in church weddings is yet another indication of declining support for the increasingly liberal Kirk. According to figures from the National Records of Scotland 4,290 Humanist wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland in 2015, of which approximately 80 percent (3,378) were conducted by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS).
  • Hitler's election and how Democracy lead to the holocaust and ww2

    08/19/2016 8:22:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 47 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Brian Ball
    In this video we look at the evils of unrestrained Democracy, mob rule and the dictatorship of 51% and the horrors that follow every time it is practiced. America is a constitutional republic not a Democracy. This video shows why our founders intended otherwise LIBERAL MYTH: Hitler and the nazis seized power without the consent of the German people. HISTORIC FACT: The German people in a series of elections, elected to the Reichstag representatives who were nazis. Their election enabled Hitler to become Chancellor and seize power. They had many chances to turn back and change their vote but they...
  • When You Say Never Trump by AlfonZo Rachel

    08/19/2016 6:36:31 AM PDT · by fella · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 15 August 2016 | Alfonzo Rachel
    When You Say Never Trump by AlfonZo Rachel Another short video on Alfonzo's view on current events.
  • Austrian politician compares burqa to nuns habit

    08/18/2016 6:10:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    The Local Austria | 18 Aug 2016 11:47 GMT+02:00
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  • Gymnastics Champ Always Keeps Mom’s Rosary Close

    08/18/2016 12:02:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | August 15, 2016 CONTRIBUTOR
    U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Simone Biles says when she travels, she sometimes takes with her a statue of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes, and she also carries a rosary her mother gave her. \ Biles, who won gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition Aug. 11, an individual gold in the vault Aug. 14, and who helped lead the U.S. women to a team gold Aug. 9, with two other events still to go, made those comments to Us Weekly. “My mom, Nellie, got me a rosary at church. I don’t use it to pray before...
  • Barnhardt CMR Interview Part 3: So When Do We Start Shootin’?

    08/17/2016 6:28:20 PM PDT · by Celerity · 25 replies ^ | 8/13/16 | Ann Barnhardt
    Pat Archbold: At what point is it legitimate to take up arms against this illegitimate government? I think that armed resistance might be legitimate as a defensive act if several states secede. Just war theory requires a reasonable chance of success? Without secession of multiple states, can armed defense be legitimate? Alpha Bravo: Well, isn’t that the question du jour? I always snicker at Dennis Miller’s old joke that George Washington started blowing people’s heads off for taxing his breakfast beverage… and it wasn’t even coffee. First, as we discussed earlier, the whole American paradigm was and is deeply, deeply...
  • Man Torched West Palm-Area Church to Get at “Devil Worshipers”

    08/16/2016 11:34:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 | Jorge Milian
    After allegedly attempting to torch Westgate New Testament Church on Thursday morning, Hector Luis Trujillo told a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy that he wanted to make a confession. “I started the fire because the church has bad people — they are devil worshipers — (and) I had to do something,” Trujillo said according to an arrest report. Trujillo remains in the Palm Beach County Jail, where he is facing charges of first-degree arson and burglary resulting in more than $1,000 of damage. Judge Caroline Shepherd ordered Trujillo, who is homeless, to undergo a mental-health evaluation. Cheri Frost has been...
  • It’s Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science

    08/16/2016 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 19 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | August 10, 2016 | Rabbi Moshe Averick
    It’s Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science Although the general public is disconcertingly unaware of it, it is a fact that scientists do not have even the slightest clue as to how life could have begun through an unguided naturalistic process absent the intervention of a conscious creative force.Here are just a few well-chosen statements on the Origin of Life: (2016) “[There is] collective cluelessness…those who say this is well worked out, they know nothing, nothing about chemical synthesis…Those who think that scientists understand the details of life’s origin are wholly uninformed. Nobody understands…when will the scientific...
  • Olympic Swimming Star Michael Phelps Says Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life Saved Him From Suicide

    08/14/2016 8:12:48 PM PDT · by iHikeinGodsCreation · 40 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 5, 2016 4:30 AM | STOYAN ZAIMOV American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, revealed that he suffered a crisis of identity two years ago, which led him to consider ending his life, but it was Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren's book The Purpose Driven Life that gave him hope. ESPN reported that Phelps was "struggling to figure out who he was outside the pool" in 2014, which led him to heavy drinking and wondering whether his life was worth living. "I thought the world would just be better off without me," Phelps admitted. "I figured that was the best thing to...
  • Jesus, Real, Loves Us

    08/13/2016 1:52:47 PM PDT · by Revski · 6 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 08/13/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I sing and the instrumental in this video is pleasant, with scenic pictures of Christ Jesus, by; Greg Olson, and accompanied with lyrics of the beautiful song, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, written by William G. Tomer; covered by me and the mandolin.
  • Facebook post: Donald Trump Anti-Christ 666

    08/12/2016 10:03:06 AM PDT · by Jay Thomas · 24 replies ^ | theHyperText
    A family member posted this on facebook.

    12/01/2007 10:12:12 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 12 replies · 108+ views
    . A heartfelt Christmas / Holiday Video Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to you and yours. Thoughts and prayers go out to Military families and service men and women.
  • Ca legislative leaders agree to compromise on oppressive LGBT anti-religion bill

    08/11/2016 8:08:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 08/11/2016 | n/a
    Legislative leaders in the California Legislature have agreed to modify Bill SB 1146, which has been called the most oppressive LGBT anti-religious bill in the country. The move was praised by leaders of major Christian colleges in California, who say they will now support it. But state pro-family activists warn that the compromise still keeps in some terrible parts of it. They are perplexed that church leaders would agree to it. They vow to keep fighting to kill the bill completely. The re-draft was announced yesterday in a Los Angeles Times article yesterday by the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Ricardo Lara,...
  • Kerala Priest’s Selfless Act of Organ Donation Inspires 15 Priests to Follow Suit

    08/11/2016 4:56:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The News Minute ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2016
    It is also interesting to note that most of the organ recipients are not Christians though the donors are priestsWith Fr Davis Chiramel founding the Kidney Federation of India, Kerala has witnessed a good number of priests and nuns donating organs. Fr Chiramel was the first priest in the world to donate an organ. He donated his kidney to Thekkemadathil Gopinathan, a poor electrician, in 2009. T Ramavarman for The Times of India reports that 15 priests, including a bishop and a nun, have donated their kidneys in the state till date. The report also says that Kerala is now...
  • The Rant: LGBT Big 12 Controversy

    08/09/2016 5:55:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 9, 2016 | Kevin Ogle
    A lot of talk lately about the Big 12 Conference adding teams. One possibility.. high-profile Brigham Young University. But a gay advocacy group has written a letter to the Big 12 commissioner urging him not to consider adding BYU to the conference saying the Mormon school is discriminatory against the LGBT community. What should the commissioner do?
  • Poll: Young Americans overwhelmingly favor LGBT rights [GenForward/NORC]

    08/09/2016 11:43:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2016 11:18 AM EDT | Sarah Grace Taylor and Emily Swanson
    Young people in America overwhelmingly support LGBT rights when it comes to policies on employment, health care and adoption, according to a new survey. The GenForward survey of Americans ages 18-30 found that support for those policies has increased over the past two years, especially among young whites. But relatively few of these young adults consider rights for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender to be among the top issues facing the United States. According to the findings, 92 percent of young adults support HIV and AIDS prevention, 90 percent support equal employment, and 80 percent support LGBT...
  • Things Accelerate Toward the End – Prophecy of Archbishop Fulton Sheen

    08/09/2016 8:50:42 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies ^ | 04/13/016 | Fr. Richard Heilman
    “The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid … because anyone who operates for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be contended and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue … however, Our Lady has already crushed its head” (Sister Lucia, one of the seers of Fatima) Did Archbishop Fulton Sheen prophesy about the condition of (many parts of) our Church today? "We are living in the days of the Apocalypse, the last days of our era. The two great forces...
  • Please Pray for Paul Nehlen For Tomorrow's Primary(Ryan Must Lose)(IICor4:1-2)

    08/08/2016 5:18:35 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 46 replies
    Please pray that Nehlen can prevail and that Ryan's dishonesty won't stand. IICor 4 1-2 1. Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2. But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
  • 31 Suspected ISIS Terrorists Have Been Arrested In The U.S. In The Past Year

    08/07/2016 12:12:54 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 7 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 8/6/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    In the past year 31 suspected ISIS terrorists have been arrested by American law enforcement, and three attacks have taken the lives of 63 people and wounded an additional 81 civilians. The suspected terrorists have been arrested for crimes ranging from planing to travel overseas to join ISIS fighters to soliciting the killing of American soldiers. Those arrested range from a 15 year old too young to be named to a former Army National Guardsman. The arrests almost all share one thing in common: the involvement of a FBI confidential informant. For example, former National Guard member Mohamed Bailor Jalloh,...
  • Brett Favre’s Catholic faith carries him to the Hall of Fame

    08/07/2016 5:57:03 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 18 replies ^ | Phillip Kosloski
    This weekend Brett Favre, one of the greatest NFL players of all time, will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. On Thursday he was presented with the prestigious “gold jacket,” the highest honor a player can get in the NFL. What is unique about the event is that his wife Deanna presented him with the jacket and will formally introduce him at Saturday’s induction ceremony. She is only the second wife of a football player to do so. Favre said about the decision to have his wife participate, “Deanna is the best teammate I’ve...

    08/06/2016 8:51:34 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 37 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/6/2016 | Self
    FATHER GOD, You are HIGH and LIFTED UP. There is no other GOD but You. Every knee will bow to the Name of Your only Son, JESUS CHRIST. Praise Your Holy Name. You say, "What makes you think I can't see your problems. What makes you think I don't hear your prayers. Do you really know or understand just Who I AM? I am the GOD of Creation, the EVERLASTING LORD. You, O LORD, are in control of this election. The government rests upon Your shoulders. Your will will be done in this election. Help us, GOD, to stand upon...
  • Why Do People Say Muslim Now Instead of Moslem?

    08/05/2016 8:05:39 PM PDT · by disndat · 147 replies ^ | 7-8-02 | Yii-Ann Christine Chen
    Is it Muslim or Moslem? When Baby Boomers were children it was Moslem. The American Heritage Dictionary (1992) noted,"Moslem is the form predominantly preferred in journalism and popular usage. Muslim is preferred by scholars and by English-speaking adherents of Islam." No more. Now, almost everybody uses Muslim. According to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies,"Moslem and Muslim are basically two different spellings for the same word." But the seemingly arbitrary choice of spellings is a sensitive subject for many followers of Islam. Whereas for most English speakers, the two words are synonymous in meaning, the Arabic roots of the two words...
  • Somali in London knife attack-police said was-mentally ill ‘recommended Jihad terror books’

    08/05/2016 2:49:12 PM PDT · by wtd · 17 replies
    Fox News World ^ | August 5, 2016 | Heat Street
    Somali in London knife attack whom police said was just mentally ill ‘recommended Jihad terror books’ Miles Goslett – The British authorities have said Zakaria Bulhan – the 19-year-old Norwegian man of Somali descent arrested on suspicion of murdering American tourist Darlene Horton in London on Wednesday night and stabbing five others – does not necessarily have any links to Islamic terrorism. However, Heat Street has found evidence that a person using the same name – Zakaria Bulhan – has listed at least one book advocating violent jihadism in their personal account on the Good Reads website since 2014....
  • Woman wearing niqab thrown out: Muslim woman booted from Family Dollar store by manager

    08/04/2016 10:56:31 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 70 replies
    GARY, INDIANA — A woman who went to buy charcoal was discriminated against and kicked out of a Family Dollar store for wearing a niqab and hijab, according to a report from ABC 7. Sarah Safi, 32, went to the store to buy some charcoal for a family barbecue, ABC 7 reports. “I might have made it 10 steps into the store and I hear the lady behind the counter say, ‘Ma’am, you need to take that off your face or you need to leave my store,” Safi said. She then began to record the exchange with the clerk on...
  • Vanity Prayer request for Evening stars wife

    08/04/2016 6:42:44 PM PDT · by al baby · 79 replies
    Landline call from ES | Today | Self
    Hello All I got a call from ES aka Evening star along time freeper and he contributes a-lot of interesting stories. Well, his lovely wife Estelle of many years is not doing well. Her cancer has returned it has metastasized to her lungs and bones the prognosis is not good keep him and Estelle in your thoughts and prayers please I will go to see them Saturday Thank you Al baby
  • Robert Spencer @ Reagan Ranch Ctr"Why it matters to call it “Islamic terrorism”"

    08/04/2016 2:00:54 PM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies ^ | August 1, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Video: Robert Spencer at the Reagan Ranch Center on why it matters to call it “Islamic terrorism” (58:35)On June 25, 2016, I spoke at the Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California, on why Barack Obama is wrong, and it is vitally important to call Islamic jihad terrorism “Islamic jihad terrorism.”
  • To The “Never Trumper”- A Biblical Case For Trump

    08/04/2016 11:04:59 AM PDT · by grayboots · 26 replies
    lastchanceamerica ^ | 7/27/2016 | lastchanceamerica
    It is my estimation that 90% of the people who clicked on this link did so to openly mock and ridicule the redneck, Biblically illiterate, idiot who would dare to put the words, “Bible” and “Trump” in the same sentence. If this is you, congratulations to me for getting you to read this article, and congratulations to you because I am neither an idiot nor a heretic. The following is not some poorly-patched together, theological treatise that attempts to warp the Word of God in order to justify my political sacrilege. But since I’ve got you reading, let’s make a...
  • Trump Says It Would Be 'Embarrassing' To Lose To Hillary Clinton

    08/04/2016 1:08:24 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 59 replies
    Donald Trump talks about how it would be embarrassing to lose the election to 'Crooked' Hillary Clinton during his rally speech in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Was Islam responsible for Columbus setting sail to find a sea route to India & China?

    08/03/2016 4:06:56 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    "There are but 155 years which time...the world will come to an end," wrote Christopher Columbus in his book Libro de Las Profecias, composed in 1502 between his 3rd and 4th voyages. Columbus continued: "...The sign which convinces me that our Lord is hastening the end of the world is the preaching of the Gospel recently in so many lands." Though his predictions were off, Columbus revealed his motivation for setting sail on his first voyage AUGUST 3, 1492, with the Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria. He sought to find a sea route to India and China as...
  • Penthouse targets Utah for declaring porn a health crisis

    08/03/2016 3:15:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 3, 2016 5:32 PM EDT | Michelle L. Price
    Utah’s declaration of pornography as a public health crisis has created a backlash from sexually explicit publications, earning Republican Gov. Gary Herbert a mention on the latest cover of Penthouse magazine, which also sent copies of the issue to him and leaders in the Utah-based Mormon church. The cover of the magazine’s issue for July and August features an image of a model against an American flag along with a sardonic headline teasing the cover story about Utah’s pornography resolution, passed earlier this year. The magazine’s editor, Raphie Aronowitz, admits the move was aimed to agitate. …
  • Australians urged not to register as 'Jedi' in census

    08/03/2016 6:56:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 2, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    SYDNEY, - Atheists in Australia have been urged not to register "Jedi" as their religion to prevent results from a national census from being skewed to make the country appear more religious. The Atheist Foundation of Australia shared a Facebook post, featuring cartoons of members of the fictional religion from the Star Wars films, discouraging Australians from marking their religion as "Jedi" or other "joke religions." "If old religious men in robes don't represent you...don't mark yourself as 'Jedi,'" the post read. According to the foundation, registering as "Jedi" or other joke religions makes the country appear more religious, as...

    08/03/2016 6:03:02 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 22 replies | 8/3/2016 | Self
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for Presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP and Vice Presidential candidate MIKE PENCE This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14
  • Ca MassResistance:Full-court press against LGBT anti-religion bill during July legislature recess

    08/02/2016 7:04:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies ^ | 08/02/2016 | n/a
    The battle to stop the most aggressive LGBT anti-religious legislation in the country, SB 1146, is continuing in California, with California MassResistance in the thick of the fight. While the California Legislature was in recess during the month of July, the fight intensified. California MassResistance activists personally went to numerous Assembly members’ local offices, and engaged them at their public events. (See below.) They also put the pressure on local city governments to formally oppose the bill. SB 1146 would officially label private Christian colleges with Christian values, morality, and even dorm policies which conflict with the LGBT agenda as...

    08/02/2016 12:55:38 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 49 replies
    Self ^ | 8/2/2016 | Self
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for Presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14
  • Lushsux Hillary Clinton mural becomes burqa wearing woman

    08/01/2016 8:24:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | August 1, 20162nd August 2016 | Bridie Byrne
    A CONTROVERSIAL mural depicting US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a skimpy stars and stripes bathing suit has been reimagined as a Muslim women. Maribyrnong Council had requested the artist, Lushsux, remove the “offensive” mural on the side of the Mr Mobility store in Sunshine Rd, West Footscray, within 10 days. But yesterday the Melbourne graffiti artist painted over the mural by covering Ms Clinton’s scantily-clad body with a niqab.
  • Gay Hookup Ads on DC Metro ‘Conform with Our Board-Approved Ad Policy’

    08/02/2016 8:11:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2016 | 4:42 PM EDT | Emily Blatter
    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in Washington, D.C. is currently running an advertisement for, an app that helps homosexuals find hookup partners. But the WMATA refuses to run religious or political ads. A Metro representative said the ads could not be removed because regulating ad content violates the advertiser’s First Amendment rights, even though religious, political and advocacy-related ads are banned according to Metro policy because of their content. …
  • Paris At war, Media Silence

    07/31/2016 7:04:52 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 45 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 1, 2016 | Our Eye on Islam
    Immigrant Muslims claim certain parts of Paris and barricade areas from authorities, fighting and rioting in the streets. This is unreported by the press, and is said to be happening throughout France and also in parts of Germany.
  • Saudi Arabia doubles female Olympic athletes from 2 to 4

    07/31/2016 4:00:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2016 1:52 PM EDT | Aya Batrawi
    Saudi Arabia will send four women to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, doubling its female participation after two women competed for the first time at the 2012 London Games. Hosam al-Qurashi, executive director of the Saudi Olympic Committee, told The Associated Press on Sunday that two of the women will participate in track and field, one in judo and one in fencing. The track and field athletes are Sarah Attar, who competed in 2012, and Cariman Abu al-Jadail. Judoka Wujud Fahmi and fencer Lubna al-Omair are the other competitors. …
  • Understanding the origin of Charlotte’s ‘bathroom law,’ and how it led to HB2

    07/31/2016 7:49:33 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 14 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/1/16 | Mark Price
    Conspiracy theories about the birth of Charlotte’s so-called “bathroom law” have ranged from tales of political payoffs to a viral internet rumor of a gay sexual predator who duped the council into passing the law. Some even accused the City Council of being in league with Satan. But the idea for the law actually first took root quietly during July 2014 as two Charlotteans sat at Nova’s Bakery on Central Avenue, considering what more Charlotte might do to protect lesbians, gays and bisexual and transgender people from discrimination. It lasted less than 30 minutes, and the two men – City...
  • SDF Smashes ISIL, on Verge of Full Liberation of Manbij (truncated)

    07/30/2016 10:29:31 AM PDT · by fella · 5 replies
    Latest developments in the town of Manbij indicate that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), mainly comprised of Kurdish fighters, are about to push ISIL (ISIS / Daesh) back from its positions and capture the remaining districts of Manbij in coming hours, military sources said Saturday. "The SDF fighters are about to prevail over ISIL's defense lines in Central Manbij after wining back a key neighborhood this morning," informed sources said. "After seizure of al-Kajli neighborhood, the SDF fighters have stormed ISIL's positions from Southwestern part of the town and are nearing to enter Central Manbij," the sources said. "Al-Bazar bridge...
  • The Newest ‘Global Apocalypse’ Date Is This Friday — Wait What?

    07/29/2016 3:41:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 28, 2016
    If you keep predicting something — maybe you’ll get it right someday? End Times Prophecies has declared the world will end on July 29 in a chain of events caused by the “polar flip” phenomenon. The group says the polar shift will trigger worldwide tremors, setting off multiple earthquakes and a “rolling cloud” that will destroy the world. However, this is not the first time people have worried a polar shift could destroy the planet. No worries about #Election2016, world ends July 29, says group always wrong @KnoxvilleDotcom In 2011, NASA issued a statement to calm fears that the...
  • Militants Behind the Abduction of Kerala Priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil Arrested

    07/29/2016 3:28:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    OnManorama ^ | Friday 29 July 2016... Read more at:
    Three militants, who are suspected to be behind the abduction of Keralite priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil and killing of 16 people at a old-age home of Missionaries of Charity in Aden in Yemen, have been reported arrested in the war-torn nation. The external affairs ministry has confirmed the arrest of militants, Manorama News reported on Friday. However, it is still not known where the priest is and when he can be safely brought back to India.. However, the latest news renews hope of finding the priest. Contrary to earlier belief, the militants reportedly said that they belonged to al-Qaeda. It...
  • Two people suspected of terrorism links arrested in southern France, conductor announces

    07/29/2016 12:10:34 PM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | Ingrid Melander, Bate Felix, Kevin Liffey and Alexander Smith
    Here is a partial screen grab of a Bing news listing on terrorism: Two people suspected of terrorism links arrested in southern France, conductor announces Two people on a high-speed train in southern France were questioned by armed police officers after railway officials raised concerns about suspicious behavior, but the pair were not detained, a local administrator said on Friday.
  • ISIS Priest-Killer worked Full-Time as baggage handler -easily passed security checks (TR)

    07/29/2016 11:47:32 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | July 29, 2016 | Tara West
    ISIS Priest-Killer worked Full-Time as baggage handler in French airport, easily passed security checks One of the ISIS soldiers who slit Father Jacques Hamel’s throat during mass in Normandy had reportedly also worked full-time as a baggage handler at a nearby French airport. Abdelmalik Petitjean was one of the two Islamic State attackers who killed the priest before using nuns as human shields in a bid to flee police. Petitjean had pledged allegiance to ISIS and was seen on video declaring his place as a soldier for the terrorist group. However, despite his connections to the extremists, the young...