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  • Christian Theologian: ‘Christians Should Be Delighted” at Hagia Sophia Becoming a Mosque (Barf Alert)

    07/13/2020 2:22:06 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 22 replies
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Jul 13, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision Friday to convert Hagia Sophia, the foremost cathedral in Christendom for nearly 1,000 years, to a mosque has been condemned the world over, but it has also garnered applause from at least one Christian theologian, the liberal Anglican Giles Fraser, who joins the multitudes of other Christian leaders who believe that appeasement and self-abnegation, even unto utter self-destruction, is the way forward for the Church.
  • Israeli research center finds 28 new Hezbollah missile launch sites

    07/13/2020 9:04:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | JULY 13, 2020 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    ALMA says the never-before-published sites are deep in the heart of residential areas in Beirut, next to hospitals, KFC restaurants, schools and more There are at least 28 missile launching sites belonging to Hezbollah in civilian areas in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, a new report by ALMA Research and Education Center has found. The report found that the never-before-published sites concentrated mainly in Hezbollah-dominated areas of Beirut are related to the launch, storage, and production of the group’s Fateh 110/M600 medium-range missiles and are “the same as those subject to the Hezbollah missile precision-guided missile project (PGM’s).” “The world...
  • Hagia Sophia: Pope "Pained" as Instanbul Museum Reverts to Mosque

    07/12/2020 8:45:32 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 44 replies
    BBC New ^ | 7/12/2020 | BBC
    Pope Francis has said he's "pained" by Turkey's decision to convert Istanbul's Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. Speaking at a service in the Vatican, the Roman Catholic leader added that his "thoughts go to Istanbul". Hagia Sophia was built as a Christian cathedral nearly 1,500 years ago and turned into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of 1453. The Unesco World Heritage Site became a museum in 1934 under Turkish Republic founding father Ataturk. But earlier this week a Turkish court annulled the site's museum status, saying its use as anything other than a mosque was "not possible legally".
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version DC 19

    07/11/2020 9:16:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/11/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Newsdump Update: President Trump Will Sign Executive Order To Give "Dreamers" Citizenship Path In an interview with NBC's sister Spanish TV network Telemundo President Trump said he is planning to sign an executive order on immigration within the next month that will include a path to citizenship for "Dreamers"...... The Mayor Of One Town Makes A Pitch For Freedom Over Fear Ammon Bundy shared this letter with us sent from the Mayor of Eagar, Arizona to the citizens and it read like this in part...... A Police Shooting In Detroit Triggering New Fresh Protests Friday Night Clash With Police.... The...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 7/10/2020 Newsdump Friday

    07/10/2020 9:13:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/10/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: President Trump commuting the sentence of Roger Stone...... How about "revenue raisers" or in plain language "higher taxes" to deal with tax revenue shortfalls and recovery from the coronavirus situation? Government officials across the country beginning to broach the subject. Among them New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy..... A Kentucky judge's order putting a cloud over Democrat Governor Andy Beshear's mask (muzzle) order..... "Over the past several week I have been asked repeatedly about what the Town of Eagar plans to do about Covid-19, masks, visitors, riots etc. It is somewhat alarming how many expect and almost invite a...
  • Hagia Sophia, a continuous story of schisms

    07/10/2020 3:25:12 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) ^ | Jul 10, 2020 | Ariana Ferentinou
    ...The decision of the High Administrative Court opens the way for Hagia Sophia to become a mosque again, that will fill many Turkish Muslims with joy; after all, they have been waiting for so long to “break the chains” of Hagia Sophia and enter the place for free as they do with any other place of their faith. ...That, however, is not the view from outside Turkey. As the issue started gathering momentum this year, especially following the special celebrations organized in front of the monument for the 567th anniversary of its conquest. Christians around the world, Byzantine scholars or...
  • [Turkey's] Top Court Declares Hagia Sophia a Mosque

    07/09/2020 5:54:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/9/20 | Jules Gomes
    Vatican silent as verdict triggers geopolitical tremorsISTANBUL (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a historic verdict, Turkey's top court has returned the world's greatest Byzantine basilica to its previous status as a mosque after it abolished President Atatürk's 1934 decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum. Turkey's highest administrative court, the Council of State, reached a unanimous verdict declaring that president Kemal Atatürk's cabinet had no right to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum as part of his secularist reforms and has rendered the decision unlawful. The court is expected to deliver its judgment Friday, but Turkish journalist Mehmet Ardıç, a close...
  • Patriarch Kirill: A Threat to Hagia Sophia is a Threat to the Entire Christian Civilisation

    07/08/2020 6:21:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    In a “resounding” intervention with multidimensional nuances on the issue of Hagia Sophia, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow called not to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. In a statement, Patriarch Kirill stressed his deep concern over the calls of certain Turkish politicians to reconsider the status of Hagia Sophia as a museum, “one of the greatest monuments of Christian culture.” He highlighted that there have been different, sometimes rather difficult periods in the history of relations between Rus’ and Constantinople. But “the Russian people responded in the past and respond now with bitterness and indignation to any attempt to degrade...
  • Iran must halt execution of Ramin Hossein Panahi, say UN rights experts

    07/17/2018 8:24:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    GENEVA (18 June 2018) – UN human rights experts* have made a fresh call to Iran to annul the death sentence imposed on Iranian Kurd Ramin Hossein Panahi, amid reports that he will be executed after the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The execution of Mr. Panahi was previously set for 3 May, but was postponed. It is understood that a request for a judicial review was rejected by the Iranian Supreme Court in late May, and the sentence against him was then referred to the office responsible for carrying it out.“The Iranian authorities must now halt the...
  • Russia says Turkey tested its S-400s on US F-16 jets

    07/08/2020 1:39:30 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 18 replies
    https://www.jpost.com/ ^ | JULY 8, 2020 11:06 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    The tests last year were already known, so Russia’s agenda of discussing them again may be linked to wider agenda Turkey, a member of NATO, tested the Russian-made S-400 air defense system on US-made F-16 jets during a drill in November 2019, Russia’s state media TASS reported. The use of the S-400 against the F-16s was already reported last year, but the new details from Russian media appear to cement the claim and infer that something more was going on in those tests. Russia has an interest in knowing how well its air defense performs against US warplanes. Russia’s S-400...
  • How could Iran retaliate for Natanz explosion? - analysis

    07/07/2020 4:35:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 7, 2020 | Seth J. Frantzman
    [Tehran] is in a difficult position because it labeled the explosion an accident, but it is now facing a deluge of foreign media reports seeking to conclude that the explosion was perpetrated by a state or group. This is what Iran's regime is reading: Major media from The New York Times to The Washington Post and local media such as Kuwait's Al-Jarida have all sought to assert that Israel was involved in the mysterious July 2 explosion at a warehouse in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility... [t]hat could set back the program for months or a year. Iran, however, is...
  • Deutsche Bank to pay $150M penalty for transactions with Jeffrey Epstein, 2 foreign banks

    07/07/2020 2:30:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 7/07/20 | Sommer Brokaw
    July 7 (UPI) -- New York regulators announced Tuesday a $150 million penalty on Deutsche Bank tied to suspicious transactions involving Jeffrey Epstein and two foreign banks, Danske Estonia and FBME Bank. Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $150 million as a result of "significant compliance failures," Linda Lacewell, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, said in a statement. These failures were related to its banking relationships with Epstein and the two foreign banks. The statement said the settlement marks the first enforcement action by a regulator against a financial institution for dealings with registered sex...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Calls Hagia Sophia's Transformation into Mosque Inadmissible

    07/06/2020 6:49:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Interfax ^ | 7/6/20
    Moscow, July 6, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has spoken against transformation of the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul, which currently has the museum status, into a mosque. "There must be no return to the Medieval Period. We live in a multipolar world, a multi-confessional world, and feelings of believers must be respected," head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion said in the Church and the World program of the television channel Rossiya 24. He admitted that modern Turkey had a predominantly Muslim population but said "there is no deficit of mosques" in Istanbul,...
  • Watch: Pro-Palestinian BLM Rallies in U.S. Call for ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

    07/06/2020 1:39:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 06 2020 | DEBORAH DANAN
    At pro-Palestinian Black Lives Matter rallies in New York and Washington, chants were heard calling for “Death to Israel,” “Death to America” and “From Gaza to Minnesota, globalize the Intifada!” Several hundred protesters attended the July 1 demonstration in Brooklyn dubbed as a “Day of Rage” event, set to coincide with the earliest date Israel could begin its plans to apply Israeli law over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Speakers issued inflammatory rallying cries that ran the gamut from anti-Semitic and anti-American to just plain absurd. One pro-North Korea activist called for the end of the...
  • Turkish Casualties, Air Defense Systems Destroyed in Haftar Airstrike on Al-Watiya Airbase

    07/05/2020 9:25:52 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    https://www.defenseworld.net/ ^ | 04:04 AM, July 6, 2020 137 | Our Bureau
    Turkey appears to have lost some of its army men and MIM-23 Hawk air defense systems as Libyan National Army (LNA) warplanes struck al-Watiya airbase on Sunday night. The airbase was recaptured from renegade commander Khalifa Haftar’s grip by Libya’s Turkey-backed and internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in May. Official confirmation from the Turkish Ministry of Defense is awaited. Hawk Missile System (MIM-23) The MIM-23 Homing-All-the-Way-Killer (HAWK) missile system is a medium-range, surface-to-air guided missile system designed for air defense. The supersonic Hawk is effective against low-to-medium altitude (100 to 38,000 feet) aircraft and some short-range ballistic missiles....
  • One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn: The Colossus of Rhodes

    11/03/2015 12:49:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/03/2015 | Dennis Green
    Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years. Now, a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and local jobs in the process. The plan calls for a a new statue that's way taller than the ancient one. At 400 feet tall, the new Helios would be nearly four times the height of the original. The proposal also includes an interior library, museum,...
  • Push to build a new Wonder of the World — Colossus of Rhodes 2.0

    10/31/2015 8:32:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    news.com.au ^ | October 30, 20158:48am | Jamie Seidel,News Corp Australia Network
    But the team stresses they do not want to build a replica of the original bronze structure of a warrior standing over the entrance of the ancient city’s harbour. Instead, they want to construct a 150-metre tall “reimagining” of the wonder, based on the ambitions and vision of the original 2200-year-old monument. They want to crowdsource its funding through the internet. It will still be a colossal statue. It will still be a lighthouse. But it will we sheathed in a bronze-coloured skin that doubles as solar panels. The team says they aim to “put back on the map the...
  • Greece intercepts Turkish drone over Rhodes

    04/06/2018 4:08:37 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    everyday (translate google) ^ | SATURDAY APRIL 7, 2018 | none stated
    The Greek air force has intercepted a Turkish military drone that violated Greece’s national airspace in the southeastern Aegean, Kathimerini has learned. The Turkish Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV ANKA) twice entered Greek airspace above the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, at an altitude of 19,000-20,000 feet on Thursday. The drone was intercepted by Greek F-16 fighter jets that took off from Kasteli air base on Crete. On Thursday, Greek and Turkish fighter jets engaged in two dogfights over the Aegean, after the Turkish jets violated Greek airspace 16 times in the northeast, central and southeastern Aegean.
  • Voice of America reporter Arif Aslan arrested in Turkey

    07/01/2020 9:28:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | June 16, 2020 | SCF
    Arif Aslan, a correspondent for the Voice of America (VOA) Kurdish service, was arrested today in the eastern Turkish province of Van. He was following a democracy march started by the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). Speaking to Gazete Duvar, Aslan’s lawyer, Cahit Durmaz, said he was arrested due to a previous conviction dating back to 2016-2017 and was expected to be released on parole after around two weeks in prison. Aslan was previously arrested on March 31, 2017, reportedly for photographing the barriers put in front of the municipal building in Van after the Turkish government appointed a caretaker...
  • Evidence CHAZ/CHOP shooter/executioner was American member of communist Kurdish elite YPG squad

    06/30/2020 6:21:58 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 40 replies
    Kiwi ^ | 6-29-20 | Site
    #3,841 I think this vid gives a good overview of what happened. It starts with some crazy woman saying ANY SUV THAT COMES NEAR US YOU NEED TO SHOOT THEM SHOOT ALL THE SUVS IT COULD BE ALL OF THEM etc etc At 0: 45 you hear screaming tires and at around 1:00 the jeep crashes and gunshots start. I marked the place where the jeep crashes. On the pic the crash already occurred. Rumor is that there was a shootout before with another group. That's why the crazy woman yells to shoot any suv that comes near. 14 and...