Archive for 03/22/2011

Geologists: Another Earthquake Could Tear Tokyo In Two After Weakening of Fault Line Below Capital

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“Geologists have warned that another powerful earthquake could inflict terrible damage on Tokyo because the Size 9 monster which struck on March 11 has altered the earth’s surface.

The quake has put pressure on the fault lines near the Japanese capital and experts have suggested that a size 7.5 magnitude earthquake could hit.

The structure of the tectonic plates and fault lines around the city makes it unlikely that Tokyo, home to 13million people, would be hit by a quake anywhere near the intensity of the one 10 days ago, said Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey.

But given the vast population – the capital and its surroundings are home to 39million people (including in the suburbs) – any strong tremor could be devastating.” Read more.

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High Radiation Levels Fuels Fears Over Japanese Fish

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“High radiation levels have been found in the sea off Japan’s earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant, fuelling fears about the impact on the nation’s fishing industry.

Operator Tokyo Electric Power said unusual amounts of five kinds of radioactive material had been found in water samples near the Fukushima Daiichi plant. One of the substances, Iodine-131, was found at nearly 127 times the permitted level.

Officials said there was no immediate threat to human health from the apparent contamination of the water by radiation leaking from the power station, which had its cooling systems knocked out by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

But the discovery is a blow to the fishing industry, heightening concerns about the implications of the atomic crisis for food safety.” Read more.



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Iran Orders Suicide Attacks on Saudi Interests Worldwide

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This is only the beginning, and I believe John tells us how this ultimately ends:

Revelation 17:16-17, “And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.”

“The Iranian leaders, furious over the Saudi intervention in Bahrain and what they call crimes against the Shiites of that country, have openly created centers to recruit volunteers for suicide bombings against Saudi Arabia’s interests worldwide:

Several grand ayatollahs in Iran have issued a fatwa for Muslims to come to the aid of their Shiite brothers in Bahrain, who they claim are suffering horrific crimes from their government in collaboration with the Saudi armed forces. They further emphasized that the people of Bahrain have every right to demand freedom and their fair share from the state.

Shia-News, a site associated with Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi (a hard-line Shiite Twelver and an influential figure in the suppression of Iranians during their uprising to protest the fraudulent presidential election of 2009), is registering volunteers to participate in suicide bombings against Saudi interests around the world. Hundreds have already registered. Reports from inside Iran indicate that an alert has gone out to the Revolutionary Guards Quds forces throughout the world to prepare for attacks on Saudi establishments. Read more…

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood 1, Reformers 0

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“Egyptians by a margin of 77 per cent voted in favour of changes to the constitution of 1951. However, Sharia will remain the principal source of Egyptian law. The result is a major disappointment for many of the young people who took part in the Jasmine Revolution who had hope to give the country a fresh new look based on equal rights for all its citizens irrespective of religious creed.

Sources told AsiaNews that the referendum was marred by fraud and manipulation by Muslim extremists. ‘This vote was oriented along confession lines. The Muslim Brotherhood said that those who voted ‘Yes’ were for Islam and against Christians who wanted to remove Sharia as the source of law,’ a source said.

Eyewitnesses also said that they saw vote rigging and vote buying. In the poorest neighbourhoods, extremists handed out bags of flower, meat and oil to ‘Yes’ voters.

EUHRO, an election monitoring NGO, also reported cases of discrimination against members of the Coptic community. In many polling stations, Christian and Muslim voters were required to cast their ballots in separate boxes. In some predominantly Coptic areas, voting was delayed and many voters were unable to vote.”  Read more.


Categories: Radical Islam

‘The Jihad Begins Today’: Student Threatens to Murder Students, University Ignores It

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Needless to say, if an ‘infidel’ had made similar threats a SWAT team would have been all over them in minutes …

FOX News – “Montreal police are investigating a student who made threats against a conservative club at McGill University, even though university officials determined the student’s threats about jihad and wanting to ‘shoot everyone in the room’ were harmless.

A spokesman for the Montreal Police Service told the Toronto Star they take the threat allegedly made by Haaris Khan seriously.

Khan attended a viewing of the documentary ‘Indoctrinate-U,’ sponsored by Conservative McGill, a student organization affiliated with Canada’s Conservative Party. During the viewing, Khan is accused of making death treats using his Twitter account.

‘I should have brought an M16,’ he allegedly wrote. ‘I’m watching a Zionist/Conservative propaganda film at a secret Zionist convention, in case anyone’s confused.’

‘Indoctrinate-U’ is a documentary exposing political correctness on university and college campuses. It explores free speech issues on campuses and how schools sometimes punish people for what the filmmaker calls ‘mild speech.’

‘My blood is boiling,’ Khan allegedly tweeted. ‘I want to shoot everyone in this room.’

The following day, he allegedly tweeted, ‘The jihad begins today.’ Read more…

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Islamic Radicals in Indonesia Sending Mail Bombs to Security Officials and Christians

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“Radical Muslim groups are thought to be behind mail bombs recently delivered to prominent figures and security officials, including Christians, in various places in Indonesia. Human rights activists and ordinary Indonesians are sounding the alarm, warning the country is slowing turning into a Pakistan-style ‘Islamised’ state in which extremist movements sow terror to gain power.

Although the authorities have not made any public statement on the matter, many believe that extremist groups are behind a recent spate of attacks involving books containing explosive sent by mail. Inspector Ansyaas Mbai, head of the anti-terror department, blames radical Islamic movements, like Jemaah Islamiyah, the Islamic State of Indonesia and the Mujahedeen Kompak.”  Read more.

Convert from Islam Escapes Egypt with Daughter

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“When the plane carrying Maher El-Gohary and his daughter, Dina Mo’otahssem, took off from Cairo International Airport last month, they both wept with joy. After spending two-and-a-half years in hiding for leaving Islam to become Christians, they were elated by their newfound freedom.

They also felt secure that once they arrived in Syria, they would quickly obtain visas to the United States and start a new life. That hope soon proved unfounded.

After spending more than a week and a half unable to obtain a visa to the United States or to any country in Europe, they realized they may have traded in the reality of being prisoners in their own country for being refugees in another. And as El-Gohary watches the weeks pass and his resources dwindle, he said the stress is almost unbearable.

‘I feel like we’ve stepped out of a prison cell and into a fire,” he said. “We are in very, very bad conditions … My daughter and I divide the bottles of water to live, because there is no income.’

Maher Ahmad El-Mo’otahssem Bellah El-Gohary, 58, gained notoriety in Egypt after he sued the government in August 2008 to gain the right to change the religion listed on his state-issued ID card from Islam to Christianity. In Egypt, ID cards play a critical role in a person’s life, being used for everything from opening a bank account and renting an apartment to receiving medical care.”  Read more.

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Christians Working in Saudi Arabia Thrown in Prison, Beaten

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“International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that two Indian Christians working in Saudi Arabia have been arrested in Batha, Riyadh, and sentenced to 45 days in prison.

On March 11, 2010, at 8:30 PM local time, Vasantha Sekhar and Nese Yohan were arrested and beaten. They were accused of proselytizing. ICC contacts in Saudi Arabia believe they were arrested to keep them from practicing Christianity privately in their home.

While in prison awaiting trial, their apartment was ransacked. They face uncertainty regarding their future. An employer has returned the passport of one of the Christians, making it clear that his job is no longer available, and he will be expelled. The other Christian awaits information regarding his legal status and job.

Saudi Arabia has a long history of quietly cracking down on Christians. Read more…

Categories: Radical Islam

Failed Bomb Blasts in Jos Nigeria as Genocide of Christians Continue

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“On Sunday, the 20th of March 2011, between 9 and 10am, a bomb blasted in the hands of two Muslim youths. The youths who were riding on a motor cycle around Nasarawa Gwom were said to be riding towards the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) Nasarawa Gwom with the intention of detonating their bomb on the church but the bomb went off earlier than set time. Stefanos Foundation arrived at the area and saw the bombers and their motor cycle burnt beyond recognition. The impact from the detonated bomb also affected a nearby shop.

Stefanos Foundation met one Moses Samuel on admission at Jos University Hospital (JUTH). Moses was the only surviving victim, injured by the detonated bomb. According to Moses Samuel, who left the church on his way home, he arrived at the scene and saw the two men on their motor cycle. Moses said he noticed someone leaving to call a soldier and just before he could find out the problem, the blast happened. According to him, all he remembers was that he saw the two men on the ground, as he was being helped to the hospital…

The Ethnic Plateau Youths, in their protest were chanting Christian songs in Hausa. One of which says “We will not stop following Jesus”. The youths in this part of the town are always being molested by their Muslim neighbours. They now see their area as a death zone as many have either been injured or killed here by Muslims. While at Jos University Hospital (JUTH) Stefanos Foundation discovered 3 Christians had earlier on been killed that morning at Duala Junction; a woman and two men. Six other Christians were also stabbed with knives.” Read more.

Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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“Is your family prepared for an M 6.0, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge earthquake? Preparedness experts recommend that area families be equipped to survive up to 72-hours without public services in case of emergency. The simplest way to meet this minimum requirement is with a 72-Hour Survival Kit which will meet your family’s food, water, shelter, first-aid, light, heat, sanitation and communication needs.

Read the United States Geological Survey’s full report on this earthquake activity at M 6.0, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. An important part of the USGS mission is to maintain and improve comprehensive earthquake monitoring in the United States with focus on “real-time” systems. The earthquake information above is preliminary and this event may not yet have been reviewed by a seismologist.”  Source.

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Three Large 6.4+ Earthquakes Strike Off Japan’s Coast

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“THREE earthquakes greater than 6.4-magnitude rocked Japan last night as the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) began testing for radiation in the sea near the badly damaged Fukushima power plant.

All three large earthquakes hit off Japan’s eastern cost between 7:18am and 9:44am GMT (6.18pm and 8.44pm AEDT) in a reminder of the devastating temblor on March 11 that has left more than 22,000 people dead or missing, the Herald Sun reported.

The first and third quakes measured 6.6-magnitude, while the second was recorded as a 6.4-magnitude shock, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The third quake was at a depth of only 15km off the eastern coast of the country, raising fears of further damage to the already devastated region.

The 9.0-magnitude March 11 quake that the World Bank estimated caused $US235 billion worth of damage hit at a depth of 32km. Overall there were 17 quakes in the 12 hours to 1:00pm GMT (midnight AEDT), according to the USGS.

As emergency repair work continued on the Fukushima nuclear power plant, on Japan’s northeastern coast, the JAEA was testing radiation levels in the sea near the crippled reactors.”  Read more.

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Fresh Oil Continues to Wash Ashore in the Louisiana Bayou

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“Fresh Louisiana crude washed into the beaches and dock areas near Grand Isle over the weekend, creating a sickening sight for the residents of this oil battered region. The reddish brown crude and oily sheen lapped onto the sandy and rocky shores, while some people flocked to Grand Isle’s famous white beaches for spring break unaware of the oily assault nearby.

Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle said the oil had had hit Elmers island and Lafourch beaches near the main beach area of Grand Isle. He said the oil appeared to be about two miles offshore over the weekend but then started coming ashore to the west of the island. “It reminded me of the first time we saw oil last summer, a brown reddish sheen.”

The Coast Guard says it is mobilizing workers to lay fresh boom in environmentally sensitive areas and arranging for additional cleanup crews to help as oil comes ashore.

The Coast Guard has confirmed that oil slicks have impacted Louisiana shore around the beach resort of Grand Isle and further to the west. The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that oil continues to wash ashore in the Grand Isle area and impact the coastline. Here’s how the paper describes it:” Read more.

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