“The Iranian Government security forces arrested a university student in front of his home based on the accusation that he has evangelized and propagated Christianity at the university he has been attending. So far there is no information on his condition or his whereabouts.
According to reports collected by Iranian Christian New Agency, ‘Mohabat News,’ reporters on Thursday June 30, 2011, a 24 year old young man named Mostafa Zangooyee, was arrested by plain-clothes security officers as he was leaving his home and was to taken away to an undisclosed location.
Security officers subsequently contacted the parents of the young man and informed them of the arrest and the charges against their son.
The arresting officers stated that the charge against this young man was evangelization and the propagation of the Christian faith in the university campus.” Read more.
“Hyderabad: July 7, 2011. (PCP) A Christian husband who converted to Islam to marry another woman is attacking and harassing his Christian wife along with his Muslim friends and pressing her to convert to Islam [or] get ready to die.
It is common practice among Christian men who want to marry a second woman, convert to Islam to avoid charges of Islamic adultery laws as Islam preaches and allows polygamy.
Parvez Masih son of Siraj Masih, resident of Latifabad, Hyderabad, Sindh province of Pakistan, establish relationship with another woman and to marry her accepted religion Islam.
Pervaz Masih became Mohammad Parvez and then he wanted to bring his first wife in his new home with his son.
Mohammad Parvez had only one option to put pressure on his first wife Surriya Bibi to convert to Islam with her son to stay as his second wife.
In Pakistan, Christian marriage cannot be declared null and void in any court of law without concrete evidence of adultery in any marriage partner.
To avoid long legal divorce fight in court of law, Christian men or women, adopt easy way to convert to Islam because as they convert, then no law applies on them to face any charges.
The Muslim welcome newly converted Christians to Islam and financially supports them to comfortable life and takes full responsibility of their security and legal issues.
After conversion to Islam, Mohammad Parvez became very powerful and intended to bring her first Christian wife as second wife.
The Muslim friends of Mohammad Parvez started harassing Surriya Bibi and forcibly attempted to kidnap her son.
Yesterday, Mohammad Parvez threatened to Surriya Bibi that convert to Islam or get ready to die. The parents of Surriya Bibi have contacted Christian Member of Sindh Assembly Saleem Khurshid Khokhar and waiting for government action against Mohammad Parvez.” Source.
Flashback: Taliban in Pakistan Warns Christian to Convert to Islam or Be Killed – “International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on October 6, members of the Taliban sent threatening letters in Sargodha, Pakistan warning Christian leaders to convert to Islam or face dire consequences. A copy of the letter obtained by ICC warns Christians to convert to Islam, pay Jizya tax (an Islamic tax imposed on religious minorities) or leave the country. If Christians refuse to accept the choices given to them, the letter explains that they ‘would be killed, their property and homes would be burnt to ashes and their women would be treated as sex slaves. And they themselves would be responsible for this.’” Read more.
Qur’an Surah 4:89, “Have no unbelieving friends. Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.”
Soon the tempest enveloped the ringed planet, triggering lightning flashes thousands of times more intense than on Earth.
The international Cassini spacecraft and ground telescopes have been tracking the turbulence since last December, visible from Earth as a type of storm known as a ‘Great White Spot.’
‘It’s still going like crazy,’ said Cassini project scientist Linda Spilker of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Such planet-wide weather disturbances are rare on Saturn, where the atmosphere is typically hazy and calm. Since 1876, astronomers have observed only five other megastorms on Saturn.
‘This is a one-of-a-kind storm,’ said Andrew Ingersoll, a self-described planetary weatherman at the California Institute of Technology, who was part of the discovery team.” Read more.
Russia: Southern Regions Invaded by Plague of Locusts as 120 Million Rubles Spent to Protect Grains in Russia Proper
The money was used to spray the insects on 760,000 hectares (1.88 million acres) of land, the ministry said today on its website. Some 8.6 million hectares were inspected and locusts were found to have landed on 2.2 million hectares.
The ministry estimated the potential damage to be as much as 50 billion rubles.
‘Grains did not suffer in Russia,’ Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik said on the department’s website.
Locust incidents rose significantly in Dagestan, Kalmykia, Astrakhan, Saratov and other southern regions this year as a result of last year’s drought and a relatively warm winter, Interfax cited Skrynnik as saying in Kalmykia earlier today.” Read more.
Update July 7th, 2011: U.S. admits it was a mistake to include Israel on terror watch list, says it was done ‘erroneously’ – “WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel was included erroneously on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security terrorist watch list, a U.S. official said. John Morton, the director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the department, said Israel’s recent appearance on a list compiled by the department’s office of the inspector general was a mistake. ‘The addition of Israel in the OIG’s list of ICE’s ‘Third-Agency Checks’ (TAC) was based on inaccurate information provided to the OIG during the course of its audit,’ Morton said in a statement sent by e-mail to JTA.” Read more.
Erroneously. Right. In other words, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security decided to change its tune only after the public outcry for logic and reason, a dearth thereof which often exists within the bowels of the Obama administration. A scrutinized terror watch list such as this with such blatantly ‘inaccurate’ information does not get released ‘erroneously’. It’s not like it was one individual with a confusing or common Middle Eastern name. This was the State of Israel, America’s strongest ally in the Middle East, if not the world. I’d love to know who provided the so-called ‘inaccurate information’ and what their affiliations are …
June 30, 2011: Don’t even get me started …
“Only in the twisted world of the Obama Administration, where allies are trashed, and enemies are embraced, could the tiny nation of Israel, on the front lines of the war on terror for decades, be on a list of 36 nations which ‘have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members.’
This is no joke and Alan Funt is dead so you can’t be on Candid Camera. As reported by CNS News:
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General published the list of ‘specially designated countries’ as an appendix to an unclassified May 11 report–’Supervision of Aliens Commensurate With Risk’–that was publicly posted on the Internet. (The appendix is on page 18 of the document.)
As a matter of policy, according to the inspector general’s report, citizens of Israel and other ‘specially designated countries’ are subjected to a special security screening called a ‘Third Agency Check’ (TAC) when they are actually detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the division of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing the immigration laws.
The five countries on the list that do not have majority Muslim populations–Kazakhstan (47 percent Muslim), Eritrea (36.5 percent Muslim), Israel (16.9 percent Muslim), the Philippines (5 percent Muslim) and Thailand (4.6 percent)–have had internal problems with radical Muslim terrorists, as reported by the State Department.
Isn’t that kind of blaming the victim?” Read more.
Former Dearborn, MI man linked to Hezbollah? Dearborn. Dearborn. For some reason, that city rings a bell. What’s eating Dearborn, MI? And this former Dearborn man also has direct ties to Canada, which has its own large share of Islamic terror cells …
BY DAVID ASHENFELTER – “Federal prosecutors in Detroit have unsealed a two-year-old criminal indictment against a former Dearborn man who, they say, tried to use a phony U.S. passport to sneak into Israel in 2000 to carry out a bombing for Hizballah.
The indictment, handed down in August 2009, said Faouzi Mohamad Ayoub, 44, who also goes by the name Fawzi Ayoub, used a passport in the name of Frank Mariano Boschi to try to get into Israel. The U.S. State Department has designated Hizballah as a Lebanese terrorist group.
The indictment was unsealed Friday, two days after the FBI added the man’s name and photo to its most wanted terrorist list. There are 31 others on the list.
It’s unclear why Ayoub was added to the list so long after the 2000 incident, whether he was arrested in the episode and when and how long he lived in Dearborn…
The government said he was born in Lebanon, immigrated to Canada and was recruited by Hizballah’s Canadian branch.” Read more.
Flashback: Terror cells suspected in ‘every major city’ in Canada – “If there was one terrorist plying his trade in Edmonton, there are likely more where he came from, said a local criminologist. ‘Terrorist cells typically have four to seven people in them,’ said Bill Pitt, a former Mountie who now teaches at Grant MacEwan University. Pitt said CSIS suspects every major city in Canada likely has a couple of cells working for a variety of terrorist causes around the world.” Read more.
‘It brings back the horror stories we used to have in Milwaukee with the enormous populations of alewives would wash up and destroy our beaches,’ said Dan Steininger, of Milwaukee.
Experts said small, shiny fishes, called alewives, have been dying off and showing up on beaches around Lake Michigan in recent weeks.
WISN 12 News found them at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee and at Doctor’s Park in Fox Point.” Read more.
8 Aftershocks of 5.0 or Higher Shake Kermadec Islands of Northern New Zealand Since Yesterday’s Powerful 7.6 Earthquake
“WELLINGTON, Jul 07, 2011 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the remote Kermadec Islands, north of New Zealand North Island on Thursday , the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake hit the New Zealand territory, 116 km east of Raoul Island at 09:10 p.m. New Zealand local time (09:10 GMT) at a depth of 19.9 km.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake also hit Kermadec Islands on Thursday morning. A tsunami warning was issued fro New Zealand, Kermadec Islands, Tonga by the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The warning was lifted later.
No damages were reported.
So far, more than eight aftershocks measuring over 5.0 magnitude have struck Kermadec Islands since the 7.6 magnitude quake.” Read more.