— tim anderson (@timand2037) September 17, 2017
— EHSANI2 (@EHSANI22) September 17, 2017
This is the official Twitter account for the Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic, offering updates on Presidential news and events:
#الأسد: المسيحيون ليسوا ضيوفاً، أو طيوراً مهاجرة، بل هم أساس وجود الوطن، من دونهم لا وجود لسورية.. ومن دونها لا أرض ولا وجود راسخاً لهم أيضا
— Syrian Presidency (@Presidency_Sy) September 17, 2017
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H/t reader kevin a.
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A Christian therapist in England who was suspended after being accused of evangelizing to a Muslim colleague has suffered another loss in court.
Would a Muslim be taken to court for sharing his or her faith with a coworker? Whether or not Victoria Wasteney was proselytizing to her Muslim colleague on the job or not is to be determined in court. However, there remains a larger issue: Western authorities are giving the impression that while Christians are studied under a microscope for accountability, Muslims are not. Some examples:
- University of California Berkeley Muslim professor Hatem Bazian has been openly calling for an intifada in America, and he has issued these violent calls at several venues throughout the United States.
- Nadia Shoufani, a Toronto-area school teacher who called a Palestinian jihadist who crushed the skull of a four-year-old Israeli girl a hero and martyr, was said to have been investigated by her school board and by Toronto Police. But there has been no followup.
- Farrah Marfatia, a principal of a Muslim academy in Mississauga, near Toronto, Canada was instructing parents to teach their children that “homosexuals are cursed by Allah as are the men who imitate or dress up like women.” Once again, there was no followup.
One can imagine the public outcry if Christians or Jews were preaching those same words — the court battles, the disdain. But where is the same reaction when Muslims say this? Instead, we see Victoria Wasteney, a Christian woman, in court for imparting messages about her faith’s love and healing to a Muslim colleague with whom she developed a relationship (or so she thought). While there are rules against proselytizing in places of employment, Wasteney was discussing her faith to a colleague, not to a client.
- In Islamic symbolism, Córdoba is the lost Caliphate. Political authorities in Córdoba dealt a blow to the Catholic Church’s claim of ownership of cathedral by declaring that “religious consecration is not the way to acquire property”. But this is how history works, especially in the lands where Christianity and Islam fought hard for dominion. Why are secularists not pressing Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to give Christians back the Hagia Sophia? No one has raised an eyebrow that “Christendom’s greatest cathedral has become a mosque”.
- The Spanish left, governing the region, would like to convert the church into “a place for the meeting of faiths”. Nice ecumenical words, but a death trap for the Islamic domination over other faiths. If these Islamists, supported by the militant secularists, will be able to bring Allah back inside the Cathedral of Córdoba, a tsunami of Islamic supremacism will submerge Europe’s decaying Christianity. There are thousands of empty churches just waiting to be filled by the voices of muezzins.
- The Western attempt to free Jerusalem in the Middle Ages has been condemned as Christian imperialism, while the Muslim campaigns to colonize and Islamize the Byzantine Empire, North Africa, the Balkans, Egypt, the Middle East and most of Spain, to name but a few, are celebrated as a season of enlightenment.
Muslim supremacists seem to have fantasies — as well as a long history — of converting Christian sites to Islamic ones. Take, for example, Saint-Denis, the Gothic cathedral named for the first Christian bishop of Paris who was buried there in 250, and the burial place of Charles Martel, whose victory stopped the Muslim invasion of France in 732. Now, according to the scholar Gilles Kepel, this burial place of most of France’s kings and queens is “the Mecca in Islam of France”. The French Islamists are dreaming of taking it over and replacing the church bells with the call of the muezzin.
That soldier is spot-on.
– Former Director Of Operations In The Hungarian Intelligence Agency: “The Situation is catastrophic” – “We’re Talking About An Invasion” – “Tens Of Thousands Of Muslim Migrants Prepare For Civil War In Germany” (Video)
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) 6 juli 2017
The Swedish Armed Forces have fired a man who prevented a sex attack by a group of asylum seekers targeting a Christian female refugee. Following the attempted gang rape in an asylum centre, the soldier – named Erik – ventilated critical ideas on immigration on Facebook that led to his discharge from the army this May. According to the Military Disciplinary Staff, the 40-year-old “had expressed opinions that are in direct conflict with the Armed Forces’ mission and values.”
It was Erik’s civilian job as a security guard that landed him in trouble. At one point, he was alerted to an asylum accommodation because of a brawl that was taking place. It turned out that a group of asylum seekers tried to molest a female refugee at the centre. Erik:
“I had to fight off a group of idiots who tried to rape the woman. She was a Christian. It is not unusual when Christians in the shelters are constantly living in fear, and that women don’t even dare to go to the toilets at night because they risk being raped.”
The attempted gang rape made a strong impression on Erik and afterwards, he wrote about his experiences on Facebook. The statements attracted the attention of Erik’s employer who, at first, tried to “correct” his behaviour and censor him. When he refused to be silenced, the army fired him after 25 years of service. Erik posted on Facebook:
“Multiculturalism, in reality, is merely a euphemism for Islam. There exists no country where Islam has settled where it has adapted itself to the country, so why should we believe that it will do so here? We most certainly will suffer the same fate as the Zoroastrians in Iran, Pakistani Buddhists, Orthodox Christians in Kosovo, Catholics in Bosnia or Lebanon, and now Syria’s Orthodox Christians. Those [Swedes] who blindly accept the Islamists’ deeds will continue to find excuses for them, even on the day they have invaded their own homes, cutting the throats of their wives and raping their children.”
H/t reader kevin a.
The specific quran passage he objected to was the one that says ‘Jesus is NOT the son of God.’ Bishops of the Anglican Church, after consulting with Buckingham Palace, decided that a Christian priest defending the Christian faith in a Christian church in a Christian country was way too controversial…so, he had to go.
H/t reader kevin a.
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At least 42 Christians accused of murder in Pakistan were reportedly told they’d be acquitted if they embraced Islam. The accused face the charges after the lynching of two men following twin suicide blasts at churches during Sunday mass.
Justin’s note: Today, we have another brand-new Conversations with Casey to share with you. In the interview below, Doug Casey and I discuss holy wars in Europe.
I’m not talking about the Crusades, either. I’m talking about a modern-day holy war.
Some folks will think I’m crazy for even entertaining this idea. But a few weeks ago, Turkey’s foreign minister said that “wars of religion” are coming to Europe.
That’s a major warning. You have to take it seriously.
So, I recently sat down with Doug to discuss this matter. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
Justin: Doug, Turkey’s foreign minister recently said that “wars of religion” are coming to Europe. Do you think this could actually happen?
Doug: Well, human nature hasn’t changed in many thousands of years. And religion is important to the human animal. Perhaps it’s always been something that people were prone to fight about, but the historical record shows that religious wars only started with the invention of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Of course, these religions—which have always been at war with each other, and all other religions—are similar in that they believe in one god. Pagan religions were and are accepting of other people’s gods and beliefs.
Christianity is dying out in Europe.
That’s according to a new Pew Research study showing that deaths among Christians outnumbered births in Europe by almost six million between 2010 and 2015. “In Germany alone, there were an estimated 1.4 million more Christian deaths than births from 2010 to 2015,” the Pew report states.
While Christianity dies out in Europe, Islam is rapidly expanding. During that same time period, births among Muslims in Europe outnumbered deaths by more than two million.
The Bishop of Stockholm has proposed a church in her diocese remove all signs of the cross and put down markings showing the direction to Mecca for the benefit of Muslim worshippers.
Eva Brunne, who was made the world’s first openly lesbian bishop by the church of Sweden in 2009, and has a young son with her wife and fellow lesbian priest Gunilla Linden, made the suggestion to make those of other faiths more welcome.
H/t reader kevin a.
- Last July, for the first time during a Mass in Italy, a verse of the Koran was recited from the altar.
- A priest in the south of Italy enraged parishioners by dressing the Virgin Mary in a Muslim burqa for his church’s Christmas Nativity scene. These interfaith initiatives are based on the gradual elimination of the Western-Christian heritage in favor of Islam.
- The Catholic clergy is probably disoriented by Pope Francis himself; he was the first to allow the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Vatican.
- The Pope embraced religious relativism when it comes with Islam. He repeated that Islamist violence is the work of “a small group of fundamentalists” who, according to him, have nothing to do with Islam.
- Church of England Bishop Harries suggested that Prince Charles’s coronation service should be opened with a Koran reading. In the US, more than 50 churches, including the Washington National Cathedral, hold Koran readings. Is there any reading of the Christian liturgy in mosques?
- How is it that so few Christian leaders have raised their voices against this unprecedented attack on a Christian monument? Have they organized so many Koran readings in their own churches so that they now view it as normal to convert a church into a mosque?
- Would it not be better for the Catholic Church to establish a real dialogue with the Islamic communities based on principles such as reciprocity (if you build mosques in Europe, we build churches in the Middle East), protection of Christian minorities in the Crescent and theological repudiation of jihad against “infidels”?
There is a disturbing and growing trend in Italy and Europe.