Saturday, October 10, 2015

Deadly violence between Israelis and Palestinians as Israeli troops killing six Palestinians in clashes

A week of deadly violence between Israelis and Palestinians spread to the Gaza Strip on Friday, with Israeli troops killing six Palestinians in clashes on the border and Hamas, which controls the besieged territory, calling for more unrest. Read More

Islamic Feminism : Where's the feminist outrage over ISIS's savage treatment of women?

Why would any woman who lives in a free society in the West choose to live under ISIS’s barbaric tyranny? Doesn’t she know that Syrian and Iraqi women (Muslims, Christians, Yazidis, Kurds) are desperate to flee the region, that they fear being captured, forcibly married, forcibly converted to Islam—or tortured as sex slaves?
I ask these questions because the Washington Post is currently running an in-depth look at “Life in the ‘Islamic State.’” Part two of the multi-part series focuses on women.  The report is chilling and difficult to read.
The Post’s series reminds us that not all women are treated the same way under the men in charge of ISIS. -- There are wives and then there are literally sex slaves.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Florida Woman Katherine Gaydos Super Glues Her Eye Shut

A Florida woman’s eye was glued shut after someone accidentally poured glue into her eye instead of eye drops, instantly gluing her eye shut.
Katherine Gaydos told WPBF a man was using a leaf blower and blew debris into her eye. She asked the man to reach in her purse and get Visine, but the man accidentally grabbed glue for applying false fingernails and poured the chemical into her eye.
“As soon as I felt it burn, I closed my eye and screamed and called 911,” she told WPBF.
The glue immediately sealed her eye closed.
A doctor used lidocaine to force her eye open. She is scheduled for a procedure on Friday to get the glue scraped off her cornea.
Doctors told Gaydos she should not experience any permanent vision loss due to the accident.

Global Rally For Humanity : Protest Against Islam to Be Held Nationwide Saturday and Sunday

Mosques across the country are taking increased safety measures in response to a series of anti-Muslim rallies planned nationwide for Oct 9 and 10.
The Council for Islamic-American Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights group, is urging Muslim leaders around the country to be vigilant this weekend and take extra precautions to ensure community members' safety.
"We've known about this for about a month now," Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR's communications director, said. "A lot of the times with stuff like this, we don't know if it's just bluster or something serious. Our position is generally not to give attention to people seeking cheap publicity. But there's been enough violent rhetoric around this event that we just felt it prudent to alert the community about what actions they can take to make sure everyone is safe and secure."
The rallies stem from a Facebook page called "Global Rally For Humanity," which urges "patriots" to find mosques in their cities to set up protests. "Humanity is attacked daily by radical Islam," the page reads. "Protests will be held in every country at every mosque."
According to Imagine2050, at least 20 rallies are planned across the country for Oct. 9 and 10, and some organizers have indicated that in states with open-carry laws, protesters will be armed. One organizer in Maryland said that he planned to desecrate Qurans at an event.

Obituary : Pastor Jerry Parr, Secret Service Agent Who Saved Reagan, Dead at 85

President Reagan just before he is shot outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981. Secret service agent Jerry Parr, in raincoat, pushed Reagan into the limousine as shots rang out. (AP)
Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent in charge of Ronald Reagan’s detail who was credited with saving the president’s life during the 1981 assassination attempt, has died in Washington at the age of 85.
His wife, Carolyn Parr, said the cause of death was congestive heart failure.
Reagan was 70 days into his first term when he was shot by John W. Hinckley Jr. while leaving the Washington Hilton Hotel after a speech. At the sound of gunfire, Parr shoved him into the back of the presidential limousine and shouted “take off!” to the driver. As the limo raced on Parr’s orders to the White House, the agent inspected Reagan and found no visible wounds. Moments later, the president began complaining of chest pain and the agent noticed blood on Reagan’s lips.

Raw Video : University of Missouri Students Burn ISIS Flag in Demonstration

Woodstock First Congregational Church Pastor Norman Koop Dies At 69

First Congregational Church Pastor Norman Koop died Wednesday.
Koop, 69, had been the pastor at the First Congregational Church in Woodstock since 1990, growing the church’s membership in his tenure to about 250 people.
“It’s overwhelming how many people he touched,” said Preston Bristow, the chair of the board of elders who’s received an outpouring of letters and comments since Koop’s death.

Former pastor James Crawn sentenced for child molestation

WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A former pastor accused of child molestation was sentenced in a White County courtroom Friday.
James Crawn, 46, pleaded guilty in August to a count of child molestation, a Class A felony.
Crawn is a former pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Idaville. He was arrested in late April and charged with two counts of child molestation, as well as child seduction and sexual misconduct with a minor.
On Friday, Crawn was sentenced to 22 years in the Department of Corrections. As part of his plea agreement, the court dropped the other three charges.
Crawn made a statement in court, apologizing to the judge and the court saying, “I’m ready to face whatever man wants to give me as my punishment.”
He also apologized to his family and church friends saying he has “learned a lot.”

Islamic State kills top Iranian commander Hossein Hamadani in Syria

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo, where he was advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, the guards said in a statement.
The Guards on Friday said General Hossein Hamadani was killed on Thursday night and that he had "played an important role ... reinforcing the front of Islamic resistance against the terrorists".
Iran is the main regional ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and has provided military and economic support during Syria's four-year-old civil war.
Iran denies having any military forces in Syria, but says it has offered "military advice" to Assad's forces in their fight against "terrorist groups".
Hamadani was a veteran of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war and was made deputy chief commander of the elite forces in 2005.
'Iranian troops in Syria'
In the biggest deployment of Iranian forces yet, Reuters news agency reported last week that hundreds of troops had arrived since late September to take part in a major ground offensive planned in west and northwest Syria.
Iranian politician Esmail Kosari said Hamadani helped coordination between Syrian armed forces and the voluntary forces in their fight against ISIL.

Transgender use of public restrooms : University of Toronto Dumps Transgender Bathrooms After Peeping Incidents

The administration at the University of Toronto was recently enlightened on why two separate washrooms are generally established for men and women sharing co-ed residencies.
The University is temporarily changing its policy on gender-neutral bathrooms after two separate incidents of "voyeurism" were reported on campus September 15 and 19. Male students within the University’s Whitney Hall student residence were caught holding their cellphones over female students’ shower stalls and filming them as they showered.
Melinda Scott, dean of students at the University of Toronto, told The Daily Wire that campus police had been contacted immediately and worked with residence staff to “support impacted students and ensure the safety of the Residences.”
“Given the serious nature of these incidents and the impact on directly affected students, we made the decision to specifically designate some washrooms in Whitney Hall for those who identify as men and those who identify as women,” Scott said.

Kasthuri Munirathinam : Muslim man chopped off hand off an Indian domestic worker in Saudi Arabia

India's foreign ministry has demanded Saudi Arabia punish one of its citizens for chopping the hand off an Indian domestic worker. 
Inside Story - The plight of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia
In a statement published on its website on Friday, the ministry said it wanted "severe punishment" for the perpetrator of the attack on Kasthuri Munirathinam.
"As the Honorable External Affairs Minister has stated today, this brutal incident is deeply disturbing. Our Mission officials have visited Mrs. Kasthuri in the hospital. Her situation is currently stable," the statement read.
India's Minister of External Affairs Shushma Swaraj called the attack unacceptable and said she was "disturbed over the brutal manner" Munirathinam had been treated.
History of abuse
A spokesman for the Indian foreign ministry confirmed that Indian diplomats in Riyadh had lodged a formal complaint at the Saudi foreign ministry.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Russia and Iran Nuclear Deal : How Iran and Russia conspired to start World War III

Russia and Iran’s entry into the Syrian civil war was no spur-of-the-moment decision but rather the result of months of careful planning as a means of rescuing a faltering President Bashar al-Assad, while preserving at all costs the lone port that Moscow has in the Mediterranean.
At a meeting in the Russian capital in July, Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force, laid out a map which showed rebel forces belonging to the Islamic State closing in on Assad and the Russian port at Tartus.

NASA #PlutoFlyby‬ : New images reveal blue skies and water ice on Pluto's surface

New images reveal blue skies and water ice on Pluto's surface. These images were captured during the July 14 ‪#‎PlutoFlyby‬ and returned by our New Horizons spacecraft last week. More:‪#‎NASABeyond‬

NASA Photos From Curiosity Rover Show Planet Once Had Lakes and Flowing Water Year-Round

Observations from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover confirm that a series of long-lived lakes and streams once flowed in the dry desert where the rover is now--but exactly where that water came from and where it went remains a mystery. Details:

Raw Video : 100+ Yemeni Civilians Killed At Wedding By Saudi Airstrike

The death toll from an air strike on a wedding party in Yemen has jumped to 131, medics said on Tuesday, in one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in Yemen's war that drew strong condemnation from the U.N. secretary-general. Rob Muir reports.

Muslim immigrant arrested and charged with brutally raping a 10-year-old girl in Minnesota

A 34-year-old Muslim immigrant has been arrested and charged with brutally raping a 10-year-old girl in Minnesota and the local media in Minneapolis has refused to identify the man as a refugee from Somalia.
KSTP 5, an ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, referred to the suspect, Ahmed Hersi Abdi as “A Minneapolis man.”  CBS affiliate WCCO 4 used the same description, giving no mention of the man’s background or how he arrived in the U.S.
The attack occurred Sunday evening in an apartment complex in the city’s Cedar Riverside neighborhood, also known as “Little Mogadishu” for its high concentration of Somali refugees imported from United Nations refugee camps in Africa.
Abdi allegedly followed the girl out of an elevator. He asked for her name and offered his hand to her. She shook his hand and Abdi refused to let go. Police said he proceeded to rape the girl in the hallway of the apartment building.
Authorities used video surveillance footage to help track down the suspect, who was arrested about 24 hours later on Monday in St. Paul.


The sins of the cities of the plain : Biblical City of Sodom Finally Uncovered in Jordan Valley?

Not so destroyed after all, Sodom appears to have been uncovered by US archaeologists in southern Jordan. The city, which – together with Gomorrah – is traditionally associated with vice, was supposed to be condemned to a fiery death by God for their sins.
The find, if confirmed, is of utmost importance for archaeology. The lost Biblical city is expected to be a monument to Bronze Age greatness and a treasure trove of knowledge on how city-states formed and lived in the period between 3500 and 1540 BC.

Former Garland youth minister Derek Hutter sentenced to 22 years in prison for having affair with a minor

A former Garland youth minister accused of persuading a 13-year-old girl in his youth group to have a sexual relationship with him has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison.
Thirty-eight-year-old Derek Hutter was sentenced Wednesday. He had pleaded guilty to enticing a minor.

The victim's parents contacted police in October 2014 after they say Hutter, who was a pastor at South Garland Baptist Church, emailed their daughter and asked for sexually explicit photographs. Police say Hutter had several explicit photographs of the victim on his phone.
According to an arrest affidavit, Hutter and the victim had sex 20 times between January 2014 and September 2014 at the church and his house.
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Black Pastor Reverend Derek Anthony Comes Out as Gay

“I stand here, I am Reverend—ordained, yes Lord—Reverend Derek Anthony Terry, and I am a black gay man who ministers,” is how Rev. Derek Terry came out to many of his relatives, friends, and members of his congregation earlier this year. It’s also how he told the world when his coming-out sermon aired last weekend on OWN’s self-help series Iyanla Fix My Life, as the climax of Rev. Terry’s three-episode arc.
The full scene of Rev. Terry’s sermon is above. I was so moved by Rev. Terry’s eloquence and bravery (particularly in discussing surviving sexual assault as a child) when I watched the show this weekend that I reached out to him to discuss coming out and its aftermath. That Rev. Terry came out at the Douglass Boulevard. Christian Church, which is listed on its site as “open and affirming” (i.e. gay-friendly), was of particular interest to me, as were issues of intersectionality, the supposed contradiction of being a gay practicing Christian, and the oft-repeated belief that black people are more homophobic than whites (“Black culture is so homophobic,” said Kanye West, for example, in an interview that was released this week).

ISIS Reportedly Gains Ground Near Israeli Golan Heights

The Islamic State terror group is reportedly making gains in the Golan Heights region near the Israeli-Syrian border as rebel groups operating in the area face ammunition and weaponry shortages.
According to a spokesman from the Free Syrian Army, the moderate group fighting both the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State, there are around 500-700 Islamic State fighters currently active in the Syrian Golan Heights towns of Jamlah and Ash-Shajarah, which are adjacent to the Israeli border, the Times of Israel reported.
“The current situation is very bad,” the spokesman said. “No battles are taking place [with Assad forces] in our sector because there’s no ammunition.”
The report comes as the Syrian civil war takes the new twist of Russia’s military buildup and launch of airstrikes against enemies of Assad, its ally. While Russia is claiming to be targeting Islamic State, the U.S. has accused Russia of launching airstrikes against moderate Syrian rebel groups battling Assad.

Bangladeshi Pastor Survives Terrorist Attack

They came to his home Monday pretending to be students interested in the Gospel. But the meeting ended with this pastor's screams as the men tried to slit his throat. Learn more:

Heartland fury as Wichita State University renovates chapel to accommodate Muslims

A decision to make a university’s chapel “faith neutral” to accommodate Muslim students has created great angst in the nation’s Heartland after critics were accused of being Islamophobic.

Last May, Wichita State University ordered workers to remove all the pews and an altar inside the Harvey D. Grace Memorial Chapel. The pews were ripped from the floor and replaced with portable chairs to make room for Muslim prayer rugs.

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“Under the terms of Mrs. Harvey D. Grace’s gift to the university in her will, ‘This chapel will be open to all creeds and to all races of people,’” WSU President John Bardo said in a statement. “Our goal should be exactly what Mrs. Grace set out to do in her gift, to have an all faiths chapel that is welcoming to all religious groups on campus.”

This is what the Islamic transformation of a nation founded on Judeo-Christian values looks like, folks. The Christian faith is marginalized while the Islamic faith is given accommodation.

But what happened at Wichita State wasn’t so much a renovation as it was a Christian cleansing. Anything remotely related to the d├ęcor of a Christian church was given the heave-ho.

The chapel’s stained glass windows are still intact – for now. But I would not be terribly surprised if they’re boarded up – for the sake of inclusivity.

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Petaluma Christian Church celebrates 150 years

It’s said a church is built with more than just wood and nails. It’s built with people who are tied together through faith, love and a sense of community. That bond has stood the test of time for Petaluma Christian Church, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.
Founded in 1865, Petaluma Christian Church currently rests on an ample, picturesque plot of land at 1160 Schuman Lane, but the original structure was located at “five corners” at 407 Western Ave. in a building now known as the Polly Hannah Klaas Performing Arts Center.
“The church started long before they purchased the land at five corners,” said 38-year-PCC member Faith Ross. “The story goes that there was a minister who had come through town and the church started meeting in homes and such in 1865. They bought the land and the building on it at five corners in 1884 for $1 from J.H. Benson. They think the original building was a roadhouse of some kind.”
The church moved into the building and later hired Berkeley architect Francis W. Reid to renovate it and incorporate parts of the old building into the design. The church was finished and dedicated in 1910, but went through several changes and some remodeling in the years to come.


There are developments in a murder case involving a 24-year-old deacon of the True Faith Baptist Church in Oakland. He was shot and killed Tuesday night in Berkeley and the alleged shooter was arrested. But here's what's even more troubling -- Berkeley police say this is the second shooting in the same location by the same gunman.

Tuesday night's shooting happened at Russell and California streets in Berkeley not far from the police department. Officials say 15 months ago another two people were shot by 24-year-old Anthony Durant at the same location.

Durant was arrested at the time, and Berkeley police now say he is the same person responsible for this latest shooting.

Christian Sheppard was shot Tuesday night and died on his way to the hospital. He is a deacon and a member of True Faith Baptist Church in Oakland. He leaves a wife and two children behind.

Police say the victim and the suspect knew each other.

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Fire Destroys 92-year-old Shrine of Christ the King Church on Chicago's South Side

About 150 firefighters responded when flames engulfed a 92-year-old church on Chicago's South Side.
The Shrine of Christ the King Church is just south of the University of Chicago in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
Water pours out of the Shrine of Christ the King church on 64th and Woodlawn following fire.

The multiple-alarm fire started about 6 a.m. Wednesday, sending flames through the roof. It was extinguished by about 9 a.m.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says there are no reports of injuries but a shelter next door for women and children has been evacuated. Langford says part of the roof collapsed but firefighters tried to save the steeple.
Langford says the fire appears accidental. He says officials were trying to determine if it was related to work being done in the church.
The church was built in 1923. In 2004, a fundraising driver was launched for renovations.
— The Associated Press

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Russian Airstrikes Destroy 40% of ISIS Infrastructure in a Week

Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad said that around 40 percent of Islamic State infrastructure in Syria has been destroyed since Russia began its military operation in the country.
(SPUTNIK) Moscow – Around 40 percent of  Islamic State (ISIS) infrastructure in Syria has been destroyed since Russia began its military operation in the country, Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad told Sputnik on Wednesday.
“According to our data, about 40 percent [was destroyed]. In addition, a lot of terrorists have been killed. Now, they are retreating toward the Turkish border, as this country has traditionally provided them with protection,”Haddad said.

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke -God is still ‘I AM WHAT I AM’

It is an awesome truth. The great I AM, the God who came down to save Israel from the iron furnace of Egyptian tyranny, and brought judgment on all the gods of Egypt, the skies, the river, the land and the mightiest armies of the Egyptian power, is the same changeless Lord who came to save us from the tyranny of the devil and our sins by His sacrifice on the Cross. 

But that IS the truth. His blood was shed for us. Our salvation is the focus of all heaven, all the powers of redemption and mercy. What a salvation! Firm as the everlasting hills, immovable as the mountains, backed not only by Divine guarantees but by the very name and character of God! “My name on the palms of His hands, eternity will not erase”. This Jesus went through the deepest waters of death, to the ultimate for us all. He never fails us. He said ‘I AM WHAT I AM’ – the eternal God. God bless you. 


The Orthodox Christian Church of Russia Declares ‘Holy War’ on Islamic State

The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has just described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a “holy war.”
According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s Public Affairs Department,
The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it.  The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision on the use of armed forces to defend the People of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. Christians are suffering in the region with the kidnapping of clerics and the destruction of churches. Muslims are suffering no less.
This is not a pretext to justify intervention in Syria.  For years, Russia’s Orthodox leaders have been voicing their concern for persecuted Christians.  Back in February 2012, the Russian church described to Vladimir Putin the horrific treatment Christians are experiencing around the world, especially under Islam:

ISIS Converts Famous Chaldean Church of St. Joseph to Mosque

ISIS Converts Famous Church to Mosque
The Islamic State recently transformed Mosul’s once famous Chaldean Church of St. Joseph into a mosque. The building, which held historical significance for Christians in Iraq, has now been robbed of all its crosses and Christian symbolism, and its dome has been painted black. Since ISIS took control of the city of Mosul in June 2014, many Christians have been forced to flee in search of safety. Overnight, more than 500,000 fled the city and, since then, the total number of displaced Iraqis has reached 3 million. Unfortunately, this has left ISIS mili¬tants to have their way with Christian places of worship. While some of these historic sites have been demolished, others have been renovated for Muslim worship. To read more about how ICC is helping persecuted Christians in Iraq, download our free October newsletter:

BREAKING: Terror attack at Lion's Gate in Jerusalem

Terror attack at Lion's Gate in Jerusalem. Palestinian woman, 35 y/o, stabs two Jews. The terrorist was shot on site.
Earlier today, 7 cars were bombarded with rocks today on the road from Jerusalem to Tekoa. One Israeli woman was injured from the rock throwing and stated Palestinians tried to pull her from her vehicle.