By Joel C. Rosenberg – “Why would Iran authorize a major terrorist operation on American soil? Skeptics say the much-discussed ‘foiled’ Iranian plot makes no sense. We will know soon enough if the Feds have sufficient evidence related to this specific plot. But Iranian leaders may, in fact, have a motive to accelerate direct attacks on the U.S.: Shia Islamic eschatology, or ‘End Times’ theology.
Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are convinced that the End of Days has come. They believe the Shia messiah known as the ‘Twelfth Imam’ or the ‘Mahdi’ will appear soon to establish a global Islamic kingdom known as the caliphate.
What’s more, they believe the way to hasten the coming of the Twelfth Imam is to annihilate Israel (which they call the ‘Little Satan’), and the United States (which they call the ‘Great Satan’). We should not, therefore, be surprised that Iran is probing for weaknesses in American intelligence and homeland security.
Khamenei told Iranians in July 2010 that he personally met with the Twelfth Imam. He also claimed to be the personal representative of the Mahdi on earth, and said all Muslims must ‘obey him.’ Meanwhile, Western intelligence agencies say he continues to work with Ahmadinejad and the Iranian military to develop nuclear warheads and the ballistic missiles to deliver them.
Much of the media has focused on Iran’s threats to wipe Israel ‘off the map.’ But journalists have generally ignored the fact that the Iranian regime is equally determined to destroy the United States.
On October 26, 2005, for example, Ahmadinejad said, ‘God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism.’
On June 2, 2008, Ahmadinejad said, ‘Today, the time for the fall of the satanic power of the United States has come, and the countdown to the annihilation of the emperor of power and wealth has started.’
Iran’s leaders actually believe that the destruction of the U.S. is foreordained, just as the Soviet Union’s implosion was predetermined. They see U.S. economic weakness as a sign that the end of America is near.” Read more.
Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei Calls for World’s Muslim Nations to Form an International Islamic Power Bloc – “Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the world’s Muslim nations to form an international Islamic power bloc… Ayatollah Khamenei said such global developments ‘can change the destiny of the Islamic Ummah (nation)’ and herald ‘a bright future accompanied with dignity and progress.’ ‘Today, the West, the United States and Zionism are weaker than ever before,’ the Leader pointed out… The leader described the present era as a ‘new chapter’ in the history of the Islamic world …” Read more.
There have been at least 34 earthquakes in Oklahoma since Friday, and every one of them have been at a very shallow depth, between 3km and 9km deep (2 – 5 miles) …
Richter Magnitude 4.7 – OKLAHOMA
Monday, November 07, 2011 at 08:46:57 PM at epicenter
Depth: 5 km (3.1 miles)
“OKLAHOMA CITY – A 4.7 magnitude earthquake shook Oklahoma again at 8:46 p.m. Monday. This is the third large earthquake that rattled the Sooner State in just three days.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of Monday evening’s earthquake was five miles northwest of Prague, six miles southeast of Sparks, nine miles east, northeast of Meeker, and 44 miles east of Oklahoma City.
The earthquake was only three miles deep.
News 9 felt it here in our studio in Oklahoma City, and several viewers have posted on our Facebook page saying they felt it too, including folks from Norman, Chickasha, Tulsa, Enid, Wakita, Alva, Guthrie and more.
Remember, you can send in your earthquake pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.” Source – News9.
Oklahoma Earthquakes Stronger Than Fracking Tremors, Experts Say – “Thousands of times every day, drilling deep underground causes the earth to tremble. But don’t blame the surprise flurry of earthquakes in Oklahoma on man’s thirst for oil and gas, experts say. The weekend quakes were far stronger than the puny tremors from drilling – especially the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. The weekend quakes didn’t have the mark of man. They were a force of nature… The magnitude-5.6 quake that rocked Oklahoma three miles underground had the power of 3,800 tons of TNT, which is nearly 2,000 times stronger than the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.” Read more.
Fortunately, it was offshore and deep …
Richter Magnitude 6.9 – NORTHEAST OF TAIWAN
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 at 11:59:06 AM at epicenter
Depth: 209.5 km (130.2 miles)
Telling it like it is …
“Irrational Islamic Jew-hatred is the root cause of the problem in the Middle East, and you would have to be blind or politically constipated — in other words an Islamized leftie — not to see that, or not to want to see it. It’s often said, because it’s true, that if the Arabs laid down their weapons there would be peace. If the Jews laid down their weapons, they would be massacred, because the Arabs — that’s the Muslim Arabs for all you hair-splitters out there — don’t want peace, they want the Jews dead. They could have their own state by now if they wanted it. They don’t want it. They want and end to the Jewish state. And thanks to their religion, the ‘religion of peace’, they have the same delusions of manifest destiny in this regard and the same grisly agenda as Hitler …”
India: Islamic School Issues Fatwa Forbidding Muslims From Celebrating Birthdays, ‘A Tradition of Western Countries’
So, let me see if I understand this correctly. Celebrating birthdays is against Sharia Law because it’s too ‘Western’, but murdering Christians is perfectly acceptable? …
“MUZAFFARNAGAR: Darul Uloom Deoband has advised Muslims against celebrating birthdays, contending in a fatwa that Islam does not permit such a practice which is a ‘tradition of western countries’.
Responding to a query of an AMU student, Darul Uloom said that Islam does not permit such celebrations as they are against the Sharia law.
The query was made in reference to the birthday celebration of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the founder of the Aligarh Muslim University.
‘Muslims should not follow the tradition of western culture of celebrating birthdays as it against the Shariat law,’ vice-chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband, Maulana Abul Kasim Naumani said on Sunday. Naumani added that even the Islamic seminary does not celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed.” Source – The Times of India.
Report: Hot Mic Conversation Between Sarkozy and Obama Reveals Leaders’ Dislike for Israel’s Netanyahu
Incroyable! We are quickly approaching a pivotal time in history where Israel needs all freedom-loving nations to stand with her against an existential, common enemy. But with friends like these …
“French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told US President Barack Obama that he could not ‘stand’ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he thinks the Israeli premier ‘is a liar.’
According to a Monday report in the French website ‘Arret sur Images,’ after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on Thursday, the two presidents retired to a private room, to further discuss the matters of the day.
The conversation apparently began with President Obama criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership bid in UNESCO despite Washington’s strong objection to the move.
The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: ‘I cannot stand him. He is a liar.’ According to the report, Obama replied: ‘You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!’
The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders’ microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.
The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press, who were still in possession of headsets provided by the Elysée for the sake of simultaneous translation during the G20 press conference.
‘By the time the (media) services at the Elysée realize it, it was on for at least three minutes,’ one journalist told the website. Still, he said that reporters ‘did not have a chance to take advantage of this fluke.’” Read more.
First he was charged with apostasy and threatened with death for turning his back on Islam and converting to Christianity. Then the Iranian government changed its mind and said he was guilty of rape, not apostasy. Then Iran’s Supreme Court ordered a retrial. Now Iran’s kangaroo court is again telling him to convert to Islam, or die. Either way, the specter of death is an ever present reminder to Middle East Christians of the time in which we are now living …
Hebrews 13:3, “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”
Sahih Bukhari 52:260, “… The Prophet [Mohammed] said, ‘If somebody discards his [Islamic] religion, kill him.” (Hadith)
John 16:2b, “… the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God.”
Youcef Nadarkhani, now 34, was arrested in 2009 for questioning the compulsory Islamic education of his children and for seeking to register a home-based church. He was sentenced to death in 2010.
Iran’s security officials recently delivered a book on Islam to Nadarkhani, Fox News said. He is in prison Rasht on the Caspian Sea coast.
The Iranian officials told ‘him they would be back to discuss the material and hear his opinion,’ according to the report.
Fox cited ‘sources close to the case.’
David Parsons, spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday the new development is ‘very troubling.’
There need to be ‘three attempts to make him convert to Islam before they can kill him,’ Parsons said. He cited Shari’a Islamic law as the basis for the threeattempts rule.
Iran ‘is going through the motions’ and ‘trying to do it in a very public way for the Muslim world and maybe, in their mind, thinking they can placate the West. It is outrageous,’ said Parsons, who is a contributing editor to The Jerusalem Post Christian Edition.
The case ‘should be an eye-opener for world leaders,’ he said. ‘They should know what Islam teaches in terms of ‘inferior religions’ like Judaism and Christianity.’” Read more.
The solar flare came from a giant sunspot that was sighted earlier this week, itself one of the largest seen in years.
Experts at Nasa knew to expect big things from the sunspot, but the sheer magnitude of the flare left them in awe.
The flare was so powerful that it disrupted communications systems on earth around 45 minutes later.
The event began at 8.27pm GMT, and Nasa officials said in a statement that it ‘triggered some disruption to radio communications on Earth’.
Nasa added: ‘Scientists are continuing to watch this active region as it could well produce additional solar activity as it passes across the front of the sun.’
Later on the same day, a coronal mass ejection (CME) was observed blasting from the sun in the direction of Venus.” Read more.