“Big sunspot AR1520 unleashed an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12th at 1653 UT. Because this sunspot is directly facing Earth, everything about the blast was geoeffective. For one thing, it hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) directly toward our planet. According to a forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the CME will hit Earth on July 14th around 10:20 UT (+/- 7 hours) and could spark strong geomagnetic storms. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend…
The UV pulse partially ionized Earth’s upper atmosphere, disturbing the normal propagation of radio signals around the planet. Monitoring stations in Norway and Ireland recorded the sudden ionospheric disturbance.
Finally, solar protons accelerated by the blast are swarming around Earth. The radiation storm, in progress, ranks ‘S1′ on NOAA space weather scales, which means it poses no serious threat to satellites or astronauts. This could change if the storm continues to intensify.” Source – Spaceweather.com.
“FCNN (Farsi Christian News Network) reports from Tehran:President of the Islamic Republic, in his opening speech at an Islamic conference held in Tehran on Tuesday 10th July 2012 said that the prophet of Islam is the prophet of Americas, Europe, and Asia, as well as Buddhists, and Hindus; adding that God did not create Judaism nor Christianity, in fact god only ever created one religion, Islam!
Thrashing out the details of the immediate need for a fundamental change in world affairs and the role of the United Nations, he said that the UN can be a key institution in this change; and went on to ask ‘but who controls the UN today?’
He reiterated: ‘people across the world, in Asia, Africa, Americas and all other parts of the world should wake up for the world to be rectified. Prophet are to rectify the world affairs, our dear prophet Muhammad came to rectify the world affairs, Islam is a world religion, God did not send one religion to any one group of people, nor did he send it to one race of creed only’.
After a lengthy discourse on Justice, he said: ‘My dear ones! Islam is a world religion and god has only one religion, that of Islam, he did not send Judaism or Christianity; Abraham was a harbinger of Islam, as were Moses and Jesus!
Repeating himself many times over, The President of the Islamic Republic added: ‘god has only ever created one religion, that of Islam!, our dear prophet belongs to the whole world, he is the last of the prophets, he is the prophet of Asians, Americans and Europeans, he is the prophet of Buddhists and Hindus too, he came to save everyone, our prophet is for all the people of the world’.
Ahmadi-Najad said: ‘Muhammad, our dear prophet, is not just for Muslims, Koran is not just for Muslims either, Koran belongs to all the world’.
Adding; ‘we must be careful to have our weapons always pointed against Israel and bring down the dictatorial regimes in the region, Zionism is the cause of dictatorship in the region and across the world, and unless Zionism is destroyed, nations of the world will not have, nor see, happiness’.
‘To establish justice in the world, god has chosen one heavenly creature, who is himself the embodiment of pure justice and free from wrong decisions and mistakes he can deliver god’s promises. God has declared that when peoples of the world rise against tyranny, a child of prophet of Islam will come down from on high alongside Jesus Christ himself!’” Read more.
BICOM – “Documents detailing a plot to attack Jewish neighbourhoods in London were found on the body of an African leader of al-Qaida.
The plans, which included plots for a kidnapping and attacks on Eton College and the Ritz and Dorchester hotels in London, were found on the body of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, 38, who was shot last year by Somali forces as he tried to crash through a government checkpoint, the Toronto Star reported yesterday.
According to the plans, terrorists would strike London’s Stamford Hill and Golders Green neighbourhoods, which are populated with ‘tens of thousands of Jews crammed in a small area,’ the Star reported.
‘Our objectives are to strike London with low-cost operations that would cause a heavy blow amongst the hierarchy and Jewish communities,’ it says in the document, titled ‘International Operations.’
‘These attacks must be backed with a carefully planned media campaign to show why we chose our targets to refute hypocrites, clear doubts amongst Muslims and also inspire Muslim youth to copy.’
Fazul was indicted in the United States for the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya that left 224 dead. A close ally of Osama bin Laden, Fazul was killed just six weeks after the al-Qaida founder.” Source – BICOM.
By David Blair, The Telegraph – “War is not the only reason why at least 340,000 people have fled their homes since gunmen loyal to ‘al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’ (AQIM), along with rebels from the local Tuareg tribe, began their advance across northern Mali in January. A desperate shortage of food is also taking hold in this arid Saharan region.
More than 1.6 million people in northern Mali are in a ‘situation of severe, close to extreme, food insecurity,’ according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
This includes the great majority of the 1.3 million inhabitants of Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal, the three regions which AQIM and its allies now dominate. In total, some 4.6 million people in Mali – almost a third of the entire national population – are deemed ‘food insecure’.
Mohammed Samake fled Gao last month, largely because of hunger. ‘We were starving there,’ he said. ‘Our relatives were dying. We couldn’t even sleep: we lie down, but we don’t close our eyes.’
Mr Samake, 21, now lives with his extended family in the town of Segou in central Mali, just outside the area in AQIM’s grip. About 10,000 refugees have fled to Segou since the onset of the conflict.
Tom McCormack, country director of Save the Children, speaking from the capital Bamako, said: ‘We were talking about this potential food crisis – and then the conflict came in. That has had a profound impact’.” Read more.
Spiegel Online International – “Millions of field mice are overrunning the central German states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt, much to the concern of local farmers. The rodents are devastating food crops, cutting yields by up to 50 percent. Getting birds of prey to hunt the critters didn’t help, and now farmers want to be allowed to use a banned rat poison.
Under normal circumstances, you might think the 12-centimeter (5-inch) long field mouse looks innocent, or even cute. But farmers in the central German states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt wouldn’t agree at the moment. The furry rodents are currently wreaking havoc in the states, which are suffering the worst field mouse plague in over 30 years.
Farmers in Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt are complaining that millions of field mice are devastating their food crops, including corn, barley and winter wheat. “They are eating everything,” said Matthias Krieg, who manages an agricultural firm near the town of Zeitz in Saxony-Anhalt. ‘Not even the sugar beets are safe.’ Farmers estimate that they may have to write off an average of 10 percent of their crops as a result of mouse damage, and up to 50 percent in extreme cases.
Farmers already noticed an increase in the field mouse population in 2011 and began to take counter measures. According to Reinhard Kopp, a spokesman for the Thuringian Farmers’ Association, agriculturalists set up hundreds of perches in their fields to lure birds of prey to kill the mice. But the operation was only moderately successful. ‘The birds got so fat from eating all the mice that they almost couldn’t fly any more,’ Kopp said. ‘But they still couldn’t keep up.’” Read more.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that farmers in those states can qualify for low-interest emergency loans as of Thursday. The USDA said it streamlined its disaster designation process, and the counties are designated as being in severe drought because of eight-consecutive weeks of drought during the growing season.
Earlier, the USDA released its crop report, showing sharply reduced expectations for this year’s harvest and a 12 percent decline in the expected corn crop yield.
The USDA had projected this year’s crop would be a bumper harvest, yielding 166 bushels per acre. It pared that expectation back to 146 bushels, the lowest in nine years. It now expects a total crop of 12.97 billion bushels, the third-largest on record but down from what would have been an all-time high of 14.8 billion bushels.
Grain prices jumped on the initial 8:30 a.m. EDT crop report, but sold off as rumors swirled ahead of the USDA announcement on drought disaster. Traders said there was a rumor the USDA had an announcement coming that would be a negative for grain prices. Futures prices stayed close to their lows after the announcement.” Read more.
American-Sponsored Taqiyya: As Islamists Pledge To Wipe Out Christianity, Gov’t Study Says Not To Worry
By AWR HAWKINS, Breitbart.com – “In the wake of the news that an Islamist group affiliated with the United Muslim Nations International has announced their intentions to destroy Christianity and wipe it from the face of the earth, a U.S. government-sponsored study has been released that says ‘Muslim terrorists are widely misunderstood and don’t wish to impose Islam around the world as is commonly believed in the West.’
Back on earth, Islamist leader Sheik Farook al-Mohammedi has announced the ‘Revived Global Caliphate has set eyes on the West to once and for all rid the world of Christianity’ and to ‘Islamize’ countries like the United States. But never fear, the U.S. government-sponsored study says that Islamists are ‘not an aggressive offensive foe seeking domination and conquest of unbelievers, as is commonly assumed.’
Nevermind that the one constant in Islamist history is conquest, and that even now, in the wake of the Arab Spring, Christians in the Middle East increasingly find that their options are limited to either recanting their faith, being whipped (or otherwise punished), or being killed.
By the way, our Department of Defense paid millions to fund this worthless study. Which is a shame when you think that they could have just spent $2 for a cup of coffee in Starbucks, surfed the internet for 15 minutes while drinking it, and discovered enough information in that one search to prove that Islamists are daily issuing the same ultimatum to Westerners the world over: convert or be conquered.” Source – Breitbart.com.
Flashback: Muslim Group: ‘Christianity Should Be Destroyed And Wiped From The Face Of The Earth’, It Is ‘Evil’ and ‘Demonic’ – “A Muslim group has released its plan to ‘wipe Christianity from the face of the earth,’ Islamize the West and establish an Islamic system of world government – placing those who resist ‘under a police state.’… ‘Islamic Power has returned upon the face of the earth and the Revived Global Caliphate has set eyes on the West to once and for all rid the world of Christianity and there is nothing you can do about it,’ al-Mohammedi said. He makes his objective clear.” Read more.
Flashback: Rising Islamic Leader Declares ‘We Will Launch a Campaign of Islamic Conquest Throughout the World’, ‘Exterminate’ Christians Who Get In the Way of Sharia - “A rising leader in the radical Islamic movement in Egypt that has become a major political player since the demise of Hosni Mubarak’s regime says Christian churches may need to be blown up and Christians exterminated to allow the advance of Islamic law, or Shariah. The comments come from Sheik ‘Adel Shehato, a senior leader with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist group… The sheik, a senior jihadist leader, responded to a question about using violence against Christians, who make up a substantial minority in Egypt.” Read more.
Flashback: Boko Haram: Our Goal is to Eliminate Followers of Christ – “Terrorist organisation Boko Haram has issued a statement making clear that its goal is to eliminate followers of Christ from Nigeria and establish an Islamic state. ‘The Nigerian state and Christians are our enemies and we will be launching attacks on the Nigerian state and its security apparatus as well as churches until we achieve our goal of establishing an Islamic state in place of the secular state…” Read more.
Flashback: Muslim Brotherhood Elder: ‘Jerusalem Belongs to Us, and the Whole World Belongs to Us … the Caliphate Will Return’ – “We are the children of Islam, the children of prophecy, the children of ‘there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the prophet of Allah.’ … we will return, as the day of Qurayza from long ago… we will return, as the day of Khaybar from long ago… Jerusalem belongs to us. Al-Aqsa belongs to us… and the whole world belongs to us… The caliphate will return to us, on the platform of prophecy.” Read more.
Flashback: ‘Bloody’: Christian Persecution is ‘Coursing Through Muslim-Majority Nations from One End of the Globe to the Other’ – “We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm…” Read more.