By Becky Ye – “A new report from an Italian sociologist shows that a Christian is killed every five minutes because of his or her faith, and the researcher says it’s critical that that information is made known to the world.
In the study by Massimo Introvigne, a representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, approximately 105,000 Christians are killed every year. That number does not include Christians who are murdered because of war, but solely represents believers who are put to death for their faith.
Jonathan Racho of International Christian Concern (ICC) laments the fact that anti-Christian persecution has sharply increased and is widely unrecognized.
‘The number of Christians who are killed within 100 years, in the 20th century, [it] is more than the number of Christians who were killed in the centuries preceding the 20th century,’ he reports.” Read more.
By Raymond Ibrahim – “Two teenage Coptic girls, cousins, were recently kidnapped and then ‘sold’ in Minya, Egypt—the same region where a Coptic church was recently attacked and desecrated. I tried to find this story in English-language media and, as expected, found nothing, except for one report in Al-Masry Al-Youm titled ‘Clashes between police and Coptic protesters in Minya’—as if that’s the important story (as usual, the media prefers headlines portraying harried Christian minorities as equally culpable as their Muslim persecutors, thereby justifying use of the preferred phrase, ‘sectarian strife’).
At the end of the Al-Masry Al-Youm report, we get a trailing sentence alluding to ‘claims’ that two Christian girls ‘were abducted by Muslims and forced to convert to Islam’ as the reason why Copts were demonstrating and clashing with the police in the first place.
One must again turn to Arabic sources for the telling details. I have put together the following narrative and quotes based on these two Arabic reports:” Read more.
“(AINA) — Hundreds of Muslims surrounded the church of St George today in the village of Beni Ahmed West, 7 KM south of Minya, vowing to kill its priest Father George Thabet, who was serving the morning mass and was locked in the church with a number of parishioners. Security forces arrived five hours later and escorted Father George in a police car to the Coptic Diocese in Minya. ‘Father George looked as if he was the criminal, leaving his church in a police car.’ said one of the eye-witnesses. The Coptic youth who were attending mass remained inside church to defend it from Muslim attacks.
Eyewitnesses reported the Muslim mob, in their white dresses and long beards, chanted ‘We will kill the priest, we will kill him and no one will prevent us.’ One of their leaders said that they will ‘…cut him to pieces.’
It was reported that no police or security of any kind was present during the events.” Read more.
Is the call for jihad against a particular people a religious right of those calling for it, or is it a human rights violation against the people upon whom jihad is declared and waged?
As I hope to make plain, the answer to both parts of John Garang’s query is ‘Yes!’
Hamas cleric Muhsen Abu ‘Ita was interviewed July 13, 2008, on Al-Aqsa TV. After reminding listeners that the Koran’s opening prayer itself, the Fatiha, which pious Muslims repeat 17 times daily, declares that the Jews are “those who incur Allah’s wrath,” specifically in the 7th verse of the Fatiha, re-affirming the verse’s standard exegesis, or interpretation, for over 13 centuries, he declared:
The annihilation of the Jews here in Palestine is one of the most splendid blessings for Palestine. This will be followed by a greater blessing, Allah be praised, with the establishment of a Caliphate that will rule the land and will be pleasing to men and God.
Three months earlier Hamas MP and cleric Yunis Al-Astal had made these more elaborate remarks during a speech which aired on Palestinian Al-Aqsa TV April 11, 2008:
Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our prophet Muhammad. Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs [i.e., Jews, Koran 2:65, 5:60, and 7:166, and other foundational Muslim texts] in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam — this capital of theirs [Rome] will be an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread through Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, and even Eastern Europe. I believe that our children or our grandchildren will inherit our Jihad …” Read more.
Chilling. This Jihadi wannabe’s statement virtually mirrors what I wrote in an article here regarding the Fort Hood killer.
By RICHARD ESPOSITO and JASON RYAN – “Two men who converted to Islam have been arrested and charged by federal authorities with plotting a Ft. Hood-style assault on a Seattle military installation in which they could kill military personnel and then either escape or die as ‘martyrs.’
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, born Joseph Anthony Davis, and Walli Mujahidh, born Frederick Domingue Jr., are accused of planning to attack the Military Entrance Processing Station in Seattle with grenades and machine guns on July 5. Abdul-Latif, 33, and Mujahidh, 32, allegedly purchased machine guns from undercover agents to use in the assault. Their alleged objective was to deter further American military action in Islamic countries.
The defendants allegedly planned to attack Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a sprawling Army and Air Force installation south of Seattle that houses almost 20,000 military personnel and family members, but then changed targets. The Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way in Seattle is where enlistees report.
Abdul-Latif referred admiringly to the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, according to a confidential informant who is quoted in the criminal complaint filed Thursday. Abdul-Latif allegedly said that ‘if one person could kill so many people, three attackers could kill many more’ and that if he was killed in his own attack, his son would be proud he had fought the ‘non-believers.’” Read more.
Alleged terror plotter ‘looked like everyday guy’ – “Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of SeaTac, and Walli Mujahidh, aka Frederick Domingue Jr., 32, of Los Angeles, appeared in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Thursday on charges alleging they purchased machine guns and grenades from a paid police informant earlier this week as they moved into the final stages of planning an attack they hoped would inspire an uprising among radical Muslims in the United States... The informant predicted, according to the complaint, that the case would make the news, and Mujahidh ‘described the imaginary headline of a newspaper article: ‘Three Muslim Males Walk Into MEPS building, Seattle, Washington, and Gun Down Everybody.’” Read more.
‘What Are You Waiting For?’ – Al-Qaeda Calls on US Muslims to Buy Guns and Start Killing Americans – “There are tens of millions of Muslims living in western countries, with an estimated 5-7 million Muslims living in the United States alone. Can we begin to imagine the havoc to be wrought if even 10% of them were to engage in terrorist activities to secure themselves a place in paradise? This could be at least 500,000 radicalized followers of the ‘prophet Mohammad’ who want us dead for the cause of Dar al Islam. The Fort Hood killer, a Muslim US Army Major, waged his own jihad and took 13 lives. This was just one man with a gun. Imagine what half a million all throughout the country wielding guns and knives could do with similar intent.” Read more.
By Dr. Tony Phillips – “In Sept. 1859, on the eve of a below-average1 solar cycle, the sun unleashed one of the most powerful storms in centuries. The underlying flare was so unusual, researchers still aren’t sure how to categorize it. The blast peppered Earth with the most energetic protons in half-a-millennium, induced electrical currents that set telegraph offices on fire, and sparked Northern Lights over Cuba and Hawaii.
This week, officials have gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC to ask themselves a simple question: What if it happens again?
‘A similar storm today might knock us for a loop,’ says Lika Guhathakurta, a solar physicist at NASA headquarters.” Read more.
By Lynn Herrmann – “Hong Kong – A scarlet fever outbreak in Hong Kong, thought to be a mutant strain resistant to antibiotics, claimed the life of a second child on Tuesday and health officials there state they are dealing with ‘an epidemic.’
Hong Kong officials have recorded 494 cases of scarlet fever this year, more than triple the total for 2010. It is the city’s highest annual total. Thomas Tsang, controller for Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection, said: ‘We are facing an epidemic because the bacteria that is causing scarlet fever is widely circulating in this region — not only in Hong Kong but in mainland China and Macau,’ according to Asia Pacific News (APN).
In mainland China, more than 9,000 people have been infected this year, double the numbers of recent years. Increased transmission of the disease is believed caused by a unique gene fragment in the bacteria’s genome, a health protection centre statement said, APN notes.” Read more.
Islamist Group Promoting the Rise of the Caliphate: With Revolutions in the Muslim World ‘The Ummah is Determined’
Luke 21:9-11, 25-28, “When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away … Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven … There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
“Here is a promo video on a terrorist Caliphate conference to be held in UK on July 9th 2011. It is openly advertised on the internet to promote the Islamic terrorist agenda. For the dummies on the left says that there is no threat this conference should be another wake up call.
For those that do not know what The Caliphate here is the Britannica definition:
Caliphate, the political-religious state comprising the Muslim community and the lands and peoples under its dominion in the centuries following the death (ad 632) of the Prophet Mu?ammad. Ruled by a caliph (Arabic khalifah, ‘successor’), who held temporal and sometimes a degree of spiritual authority, the empire of the Caliphate grew rapidly through conquest during its first two centuries to include most of Southwest Asia, North Africa, and Spain. Dynastic struggles later brought about the Caliphate’s decline, and it ceased to exist with the Mongol destruction of Baghdad in 1258.” Source.
Hizb ut-Tahrir: “The Muslim world has been a powder keg waiting to explode for a long time now … And in 2011, it did. “
Revolution in the Muslim World: From Tyranny to Triumph