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FARS: Jordanians Stage Mass Anti-Government and Anti-Israel Rallies Across Country, Urge End to Peace Treaty with Israel

09/24/2011 Leave a comment

“TEHRAN (FNA)- People in Jordan staged massive anti-government and anti-Israel rallies across the country to voice their strong protest at the Amman government’s performance in foreign policy, domestic politics and campaign against corruption and to extend their support for the Palestinian people.

During the rallies held in different Jordanian cities, including the capital city of Amman on Friday, protesting people called on the government to respect and meet people’s demands, including establishment of a popular government and a parliamentary system of election to represent the Jordanian nation.

The Jordanian people also gathered in front of the UN office in Amman and underscored their support for the creation of an independent Palestinian state.

The demonstrators also condemned the US for pledging to veto the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN Security Council.

A group of demonstrators gathered outside Israel’s embassy in Amman and requested an end to Jordan’s peace accord with the Zionist regime of Israel.

The demonstrators also demanded expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from their country, severance of ties with Tel Aviv and return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland.” Read more.

Protests in Jordan being organized by … the Muslim Brotherhood – “Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated across the country on Friday calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit’s government, the dissolution of the lower house of Parliament and the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from Amman. The Muslim Brotherhood movement organized a protest after Friday prayers at the Nazzal neighborhood in South Amman under the slogan ‘Against Injustices and Corruption.’ … Dozens of activists demonstrated near the Israeli embassy in Amman’s Rabia neighbourhood calling for the closure of the Israeli diplomatic mission and the abrogation of the peace treaty which Jordan concluded with the Jewish state in 1994. They chanted slogans against Israeli schemes which they said sought to establish an ‘alternative homeland’ for Palestinians in Jordan.” Read more.

Largest Sunspot in Cycle 24 Will Face Earth This Next Week, X-Flares Certain

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“Sunspot group 1302 poses a major risk for X-class solar flares and it is still growing, facing Earth this next week.

This sunspot is the largest of solar cycle 24 and has produced powerful M and X class solar flares over the last couple of days, all not directed at our planet. However, this will change this coming week.

Sunspot group 1302 is about as long as the width of the planet Jupiter. This is a major group and it has magnetic field readings unstable enough for very strong X-class solar flares. will continue to monitor this developing situation as Sunspot 1302 rotates directly in-line to Earth this next week.” Read more.

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Erdogan: ‘The Relations Between Turkey and Israel Will Never Become Normal Again’

09/24/2011 Leave a comment

Hey, Mr. Prime Minister Recep “This-Is-The-Reason-For-War” Erdogan, when Turkey apologizes for the genocide of over one million Armenian Christians, then maybe Israel will think about apologizing for the unintended deaths of nine violent ‘peace activists’ …

“Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Saturday that relations with Israel may ‘never be normal again’ as tensions continue to rise after Israel refused to apologize over a raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last year in which Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed nine Turkish citizen.

‘We gave our warnings to Israel. This is the reason for war. This is something you cannot do in international waters. But as a great state, we have been very forgiving. That’s why we have been very patient,’ Erdogan said in an interview on CNN’s ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’ to be aired on Sunday.

Turkey has demanded that Israel apologize, pay compensation and lift the Gaza embargo.

‘If these demands are not met, the relations between Turkey and Israel will never become normal again. We have got nothing against the people of Israel but against the attitude adopted by the administration of Israel,’ Erdogan said.

He continued, saying ‘if you are insistent on creating a source of unrest, you are bound to become lonelier and lonelier. They used to be great friends of ours. And this solitude is Israel’s fate under these circumstances.'” Read more.

UK: Leading Muslim Authority to Issue a Global Call for Peace to End Terrorism

09/24/2011 7 comments

We need more voices of true moderates to be heard loud and clear within the Islamic community.  Let’s hope the radicals in their midst don’t decide to take matters into their own hands like they have elsewhere …

“LONDON — Thousands of Muslims are gathering at a rally in London Saturday to fight extremism and promote a moderate, inclusive version of Islam.

The event’s organizers Minhaj-ul-Qur’an International say some 12,000 Muslims are expected at Wembley Arena. The event will be broadcast live to dozens of countries around the world.

The group’s founder, the Pakistan-born Islamic scholar Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, says killing innocents is forbidden in Islam and Muslims must integrate into the societies in which they’re living.

Some Islamic scholars like Tahir-ul-Qadri have warned that a power vacuum in North Africa and the Middle East could lead to militant and extremist groups gaining ground in upcoming elections caused by the so-called Arab Spring.

‘If these elements come into power, it will be a big disaster,’ Tahir-ul-Qadri told The Associated Press.” Read more.

Due to the ‘Arab Spring’ Militant Islam may be on the rise – “An Iraqi Catholic Archbishop has said that militant Islam could be on the rise as a result of the Arab Spring. Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk said that radical Islam could become more mainstream following the protest movements. In Tunisia, Egypt and Libya popular movements have ousted their governments, but have also left uncertainties over the future of the countries. In Syria, Yemen and Bahrain, continued protests against the governments are calling for their leaders to step down. Sako said Islamic fundamentalism is threatening to ‘unleash’ across the region.” Read more.

Flashback: Indonesia: Imam Attacked Delivering Antiviolence Sermon During Friday Prayers – “An imam preaching against violence in Aceh was attacked and beaten as he delivered his sermon during Friday prayers, a report said. Saiful Bahri was speaking out against election violence allegedly committed by local politicians and former members of the disbanded Free Aceh Movement (GAM) in Pidie, AcehKita reported.” Read more.

Flashback: India: Moderate Cleric Speaking Against Radical Islam is Blown to Bits – “An improvised explosive device detonated outside a mosque in Srinagar, the capital of India’s portion of the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir, killing a moderate Muslim cleric and showing how militants are still able to mount attacks despite a massive security crackdown by Indian forces.” Read more.

Flashback: Russia: Prominent Imam Speaking Out Against Violence is Sprayed With Bullets – “A prominent imam who discouraged youth from joining Islamic militants has been shot dead in his home in the strife-torn southern Russian republic of Dagestan, news reports said Saturday… ‘He was widely known for his uncompromising stand against any forms of violence, condemning the murder of innocent people and other atrocities of the Chechen underground,’ Interfax quoted a police statement as saying.” Read more.

Categories: Good News, Radical Islam

Canada: Near Death, Muslim Sees Jesus in Toronto Hospital

09/24/2011 30 comments

Psalm 70:4, “Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, ‘Let God be magnified!’”

“… In life, I’d been bold, self confident, a risk taker. But facing death, I was terrified. I had no idea what might await me on the other side. I’d been raised as a Moslem in London , England , and I understood Allah was not a god who heals.

My only hope was in medicine.

I eventually slipped so close to death that the doctors didn’t know I could hear them when they examined me. ‘His immune system has simply shut down,’ one of them said.

‘He’s dying … In a few hours he’ll be dead,’ they said. ‘If by some miracle he lives, he’ll probably be blind in his right eye, deaf in his right ear, paralyzed on his right side and he may be severely brain damaged from the high fever.’

Then they left.

They left me here to die! I felt like a drowning man going down for the third time. Gathering my strength I whispered a prayer. ‘God, if you’re real, don’t let me die!’

During the darkest hour of the night, I woke and saw a man at the foot of my bed. Rays of light emanated from him, allowing me to see his outline. I couldn’t see his face, it was too bright. No one had to tell me, I knew it was Jesus.

The Koran mentions Jesus; Moslems believe He existed, not as the son of God, but as a good man and a prophet. I knew this wasn’t Mohammed. I knew it wasn’t Allah. Jesus was in my room. There was no fear, only peace.

‘Why would You come to a Moslem when everyone else has left me to die?’ I wondered.

Without words, he spoke to me. ‘I Am the God of the Christians. I Am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.’

That’s all He said. He didn’t mention my illness. He didn’t mention my impending death. As suddenly as He appeared, He was gone.

The next morning, the same two doctors arrived to examine me.” Read more.

Accounts Multiply Of Muslims Who Have Encountered Jesus Christ In Unsual Dreams – “For at least ten years reports have proliferated of Muslims converted to Christianity through dreams. A California magazine recently published the results of a survey of over 600 ex-Muslims who now follow Jesus. ‘Although dreams appear to play a minor role in the conversions of Westerners, over a quarter of those interviewed [as former Muslims] emphatically confirmed that dreams and visions played a vital role in their conversion, and helped them in difficult times,’ the survey said. Others have found the percentage higher. Karel Sanders, a missionary in South Africa, reported that among African Muslims, ’42 percent of the new believers come to Christ through visions, dreams, angelic appearances and hearing God’s voice.’ According to Dawn’s Friday Fax, a website that focuses on missionary reports, Arabic-speaking moderators explain supernatural experiences such as dreams, visions and healings through prayer to Jesus.” Read more.

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Would Jesus Support a Palestinian State?

09/24/2011 Leave a comment

By Joel Richardson – “In a recent blog post for CNN, Middle East expert and evangelical Christian, Carl Medearis, wrote a piece arguing that Jesus would support a Palestinian state.

I’ve met Carl on a couple of occasions. Carl is an amazing storyteller, a nice guy, and he truly loves Muslims. But his theology is utterly abysmal. And, even worse, his pro-Palestine position stands in direct conflict with the principles of justice, truth, love and righteousness.

The gist of Carl’s argument, and one I suspect is shared by many American evangelicals, is that Christians should discard the Bible, discard their eschatology and support a Palestinian state simply because it is the right thing to do. Carl warns against, ‘allowing obscure Old Testament promises to dictate our foreign policy.’ Instead we should simply focus on, ‘love, compassion, justice and peace-making.’

The glaring problem with Carl’s argument is that it assumes that those ‘obscure Old Testament promises’ are in conflict with the principles of ‘love, compassion and justice.’ Carl could not be more wrong. Not only does Carl’s position require him to discard numerous very clear passages from the Bible (would Jesus reject these sections of the Bible?), but it also runs rough shod over the principles of love, justice and compassion.

For the sake of argument, let’s take Carl’s approach. Let’s forget the Bible entirely. Let’s just examine the conflict based upon an objective assessment of the reality on the ground. Let’s also begin by acknowledging that whether Jew or Arab, it doesn’t matter; God loves them all.

First, let’s ask: Which side truly desires peace? This question is a no-brainer. According to the Pew Research Center, in a poll conducted between March 21 and April 26 of 2011, 78 percent of Palestinians support suicide bombing to kill Jews. Of those polled, only 19 percent said they would never support suicide bombing. But Carl says, ‘The good news is that extremists are a minority on both sides of the conflict.’ Seventy-eight percent is no minority, Carl; it is an overwhelming vast majority. As a person who claims to desire justice, peace and love, let this fact sink into your head: Roughly eight out of 10 Palestinians believe that is acceptable to use suicide bombing to kill Jews – simply because they are Jews. Truth and justice demand that we begin by acknowledging the dark reality the Jewish people are contending with.” Read more.

Gaza and the West Bank: 31 Opportunities for Statehood Squandered in Favor of Genocide – “There is an eerie déjà vu about an unmistakable and oft-repeated process in the Arab–Israel conflict. The process started in 1937 and has repeated itself with minor variations many times over the subsequent 74 years. The process is as follows: Arabs go to war with Israel, promising Israel’s destruction and the annihilation of its Jews. Israel wins the war and offers peace. Arab leaders reject Israel’s peace offer, renew their promises of destruction and annihilation; and after a while they go to war again, and lose again, and Israel again offers peace. Repeat this process 31 times and you have the history of the Arab-Israel conflict in a nutshell. Unfortunately, this process never seems to make it to our mainstream media’s radar screen, nor into many of the classrooms of professors of Near Eastern Studies.” Read more.

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