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Islamic Conquest – Past and Present

04/06/2011 1 comment

I highly recommend listening to the full radio interview below.  Length: 45 minutes.

“Most Americans have no idea about the violent history of Islam. Master historian Bill Federer brings to light the facts and connections of Islam that every American needs to know.

Within 100 years of Mohammed’s death, Muslim warriors were just outside of Paris, having conquered North Africa, the Holy Land, Persian, and Spain. From the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, the Umayyad Muslim Caliphate, and later the Ottoman Empire, were for centuries the largest empires in the world!

At present, the Muslim Brotherhood – along with its many international subdivisions – is attempting to form an international caliphate of Muslim nations. What has happened in the Middle East this past month emphasizes the danger.”

NBC’s Brokaw: Saudis ‘So Unhappy’ With Obama They Sent Emissaries to China, Russia Seeking Enhanced Ties

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By Susan Jones – “(CNSNews.com) – Reporting from Baghdad, Iraq yesterday, NBC’s Tom Brokaw said the Saudi Arabian monarchy is ‘so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt’ that it has sent senior officials to the Peoples’ Republic of China and Russia to seek expanded business opportunities with those countries.”  Read more.

http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdaG6U8zkU

Categories: Anything Else

Muslim Gang Leader Terrorizing Christians in Egyptian Village

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“Cairo (AINA) — Ten human rights organization staged a rally on March 30 in front of the building of the Attorney General to bring to public attention the tragedy of some nine thousand Coptic villagers living in terror since end January in the Upper Egyptian villages of Badraman and Nazlet Badraman in Deir Mawas, Minya. Rights activists and Badraman villagers were joined by attorney activist Peter elNaggar, who filed a complaint with the Attorney General against 34-year-old Muslim police informer Ali Hussein, nicknamed ‘Holaku’ after the ruthless Mongol leader.

Hussein was accused of terrorizing the Copts, raping their wives, kidnapping their children for ransom and extortion. Attorney elNaggar said that I f proven these charges are punishable by the death penalty.

Security forces were informed last January of the incidents in both villages, ‘but they just turned a blind eye,’ said Coptic activist Nader Shoukry …”  Read more.

 

Categories: Radical Islam

Malaysia: Non-Muslims Who Recite Quranic Verses “Insincerely” Can Be Charged With Blasphemy

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“KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 (Bernama) – The government can take action against people who abuse Quranic verses for certain interests and dispute all forms of worship by Muslims in this country.

Minister in the Prime Minister”s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said this followed the special conference of the National Fatwa Council on Dec 3 last year to discuss issues including abuse of Quranic verses.

‘The muzakarah agreed that non-Muslims who cite Quranic verses according to their own understanding without sincerity is an affront to the sanctity of al-Quran and can cause doubt and slander in society,’ he told Dewan Rakyat today.”  Read more.

 

Categories: Radical Islam

Oklahoma Sees Driest 4 Months Since Dust Bowl

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“COYLE, Okla. (AP) — In most years, the dark clouds over western Oklahoma in the spring would be bringing rain. This year, they’re more likely to be smoke from wildfires that have burned thousands of acres in the past month as the state and its farmers struggle with a severe drought.

Oklahoma was drier in the four months following Thanksgiving than it has been in any similar period since 1921. That’s saying a lot in the state known for the 1930s Dust Bowl, when drought and high winds generated severe dust storms that stripped the land of its topsoil.

Neighboring states are in similar shape as the drought stretches from the Louisiana Gulf coast to Colorado, and conditions are getting worse, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The area in Texas covered by an extreme drought has tripled in the past month to 40 percent, and in Oklahoma it nearly doubled in one week to 16 percent, according to the monitor’s March 29 update.”  Read more.

 

New Solar Cycle Is Far More Active, Will Keep Ramping Up Until 2013

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By Lisa Grossman – “Side-by-side views of the sun two years ago and the sun now show what a difference a solar cycle makes.

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory’s view of the sun in 2009 (left), toward the end of an extended solar minimum, captures a dull and passive sun. The green coloration (added to make the extreme ultraviolet light visible to human eyes) makes the sun look almost cool enough to touch.

The Solar Dynamics Observatory caught a contrasting view March 27 and 28 in similar wavelengths of ultraviolet light. The sun now displays several active regions that flicker and glow as the star slowly spins.”  Read more.

 

 

Categories: Cosmic Craziness

Al Qaeda Making a Comeback in Afghanistan

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By MATTHEW ROSENBERG And JULIAN E. BARNES – “In late September, U.S. fighter jets streaked over the cedar-studded slopes of Korengal, the so-called Valley of Death, to strike a target that hadn’t been seen for years in Afghanistan: an al Qaeda training camp.

Among the dozens of Arabs killed that day, the U.S.-led coalition said, were two senior al Qaeda members, one Saudi and the other Kuwaiti. Another casualty of the bombing, according to Saudi media and jihadi websites, was one of Saudi Arabia’s most wanted militants. The men had come to Afghanistan to impart their skills to a new generation of Afghan and foreign fighters.

Even though the strike was successful, the very fact that it had to be carried out represents a troubling shift in the war. Nine years after a U.S.-led invasion routed almost all of al Qaeda’s surviving militants in Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden’s network is gradually returning.”  Read more.

 

Mystery Horse Virus Panics Casey Owners in Australia

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BY KYLIE ADORANTI – “A FATAL mystery equine virus has caused panic among Casey horse owners.

But local vets are urging people to remain calm.

The Australian Veterinary Association last week issued a warning to owners following the deaths of 15 horses from an unidentified neurological illness in NSW, Victoria and South Australia.

The cases are still under investigation, but AVA president Dr Barry Smyth said the deaths were believed to be the result of a mosquito-borne virus.”  Read more.

 

Reactor 2 May Have Melted Through Reactor Pressure Vessel, Tons of Radioactive Waste Flowing Into Ocean Hourly

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By Roberta Rampton and Ayesha Rascoe – “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top official from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Wednesday it was not clear that Japan’s Fukushima No. 2 nuclear reactor has melted through the reactor pressure vessel.

Earlier, Democratic lawmaker Edward Markey told a House of Representatives hearing on the nuclear disaster that the NRC had told him the core had melted through the vessel.”  Read more.

RT: In Japan officials estimate that seven tons of radioactive waste is flowing into the ocean every hour at the crippled Daiichi nuclear facility.  The source of the leaking waste appears to be reactor 2.  Attempts to clog the leak with cement have failed and new attempts to plug the hole with a junk shot of sawdust, chemicals and shredded newspaper don’t appear to be working either.  Officials have now put a time frame on containing the situation, saying it could be several months for the plant’s cooling systems to come back online and for the radiation to be contained.  Of course, that would be just the first step.  It would then take hundreds of thousands of years for this mess caused by the use of nuclear power to decay to safety.

Categories: Man-Made Disasters

‘Radiation Levels Are So High That Monitoring Devices Have Been Rendered Useless’

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“A radiation monitor at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says workers there are exposed to immeasurable levels of radiation.

The monitor told NHK that no one can enter the plant’s No. 1 through 3 reactor buildings because radiation levels are so high that monitoring devices have been rendered useless. He said even levels outside the buildings exceed 100 millisieverts in some places.

Pools and streams of water contaminated by high-level radiation are being found throughout the facility.

The monitor said he takes measurements as soon as he finds water, because he can’t determine whether it’s contaminated just by looking at it. He said he’s very worried about the safety of workers there.”  Read more.

 

Revelation 13: A Commentary

04/06/2011 19 comments

By ICA

Many Christians today can be eschatologically myopic.  This is particularly true for many of us who live comfortably in the West, working comfortable jobs and making enough money to enjoy a fairly comfortable living while Christians in other parts of the world, especially the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia where Islam is the dominant religion, live under the constant threat of persecution and even death simply because of the very fact that they are Christian.  According to the World Evangelical Alliance, over 200 million Christians in at least 60 countries are denied fundamental human rights solely because of their faith. David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, and Peter F. Crossing in their 2009 report in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research (Vol. 33, No. 1: 32) estimate that approximately 176,000 Christians were martyred between mid-2008 to mid-2009.  This, according to the authors, compares to 160,000 martyrs in mid-2000 and 34,400 at the beginning of the 20th century [1].  And it’s getting worse.

I believe that we are in the last of the last days and are being plunged into a time that Christ described as “great tribulation” in Matthew 24.  I do not believe, however, in a seven-year-tribulation nor do I believe that we, at any imminent moment, will be whisked away in a secret rapture to avoid any and all persecution that may be coming to our shores, as much as I would love for that to be the case (read here to find out where Paul and John place the rapture of the Church in Scripture, and here to find out what the Church is according to Jesus).

As the end of the age approaches, the picture of radical Islam and its role in the Last Days is becoming increasingly clear (cf. Daniel 12:4), and just as our Christian brothers and sisters on the other side of the world are today being persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, shot, blown up and beheaded for the faith of Jesus, I believe that we, too, will continue to witness all that is taking place. As such, I hereby present to you a commentary on Revelation 13 for your consideration that I believe reveals to us the time in which we are now living today, and the time that will soon be upon us.

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