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Zakho, Iraqi Islamic Extremists Attack Christian-Owned Shops and Properties

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The Mark of the Beast is alive and well.  Below is an update to this story first reported over on Jihad Watch.  Muslims in Iraq apparently don’t like the fact that Christians can own a business and make a living by buying and selling.  Egypt’s example may be inspiring the rest of the Ummah …

“Baghdad (AsiaNews) – A group of protesters linked to the Islamic extremist wing, composed mostly of young people, yesterday stormed several Christian-owned shops, a hotel and a beauty parlour. The violence erupted yesterday afternoon in the town of Zakho, about 470 km from Baghdad, Iraqi Kurdistan located a few kilometers from the border with Turkey, and caused the wounding of at least 30 people, including 20 policemen. The fundamentalist wrath was unleashed by the vitriolic sermon of an imam in the local mosque, after which punitive raids were launched across the city. Pro-government Kurdish factions have already responded to the onslaught of the xtremist groups, who burned at least six sites of the Islamic Party of Kurdistan in the city and surrounding areas.

A video posted on YouTube (click here to view it), shows the assault against Christian shops and properties. Local Christian sources interviewed by AsiaNews – anonymous for security reasons – were involved in the raid confirm that ‘hundreds of people, especially young people’ destroyed ‘at least 13 liquor shops, but the number could reach 30.’ Witnesses added that ‘the police did not react’ and it is likely that ‘the assault was pre-planned.’ The extremist crowd, that carried out the attack in Zakho, then headed for Sumaili – town 15 km from Dohuk, the third largest Kurdish city – where once again exercises owned by Christians and Yazidis were targeted.

In Sumaili, said the source for AsiaNews, there are at least 200 Christian families who are now terrified. The violence continued in the Christian village of Shiuz, where 180 families live, and ‘ the Kurdish police intervened to restore calm only two hours later ‘. ‘The extremist crowd – he adds – chanted jihad, or holy war, and anti-Christian slogans.'” Read more.

Click here and here to view photos of the destruction …

Expert: UK Could Be Sitting on a ‘Volcanic Plug That Could Be Holding Back a River of Lava Ready to Erupt if Disturbed’

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“Does a great and terrible fate await us if drilling starts below the Mendip hills to extract gas?

A Mendip hills expert says it might. Nigel Taylor, caver, wildlife and nature campaigner, explosives expert and Mendip district councillor, has carried out a study of the Mendip Hills and has discovered that there is a volcanic plug that could be holding back a river of lava ready to erupt if disturbed.

‘It may sound ridiculous,’ said Mr Taylor, “but it is no more ridiculous than drilling deep into the earth’s crust and setting off explosions to release trapped gas without knowing all of the potential consequences.

‘We could be sitting on a Mendip volcano.’

Mr Taylor says that Moons Hill Quarry, which is situated at the heart of the Mendip Plateau near Stoke St Michael, is a massive Silurian Volcanic plug of Basalt rock.

He said: ‘The rain falling onto the Mendips soaks down, and are superheated on their journey to the Roman Baths at Bath by volcanic activity deep in the earth’s surface under that volcanic plug, long thought extinct.’

‘But what could happen if the exploration company is allowed to carry out ‘Fracking activities’ on the Mendips?’

Fracking is the process of pumping water underground until the gas bearing shale fractures and releases the pressurised gas it contains.

In the United States fracking has been blamed for widespread pollution – with its release in the water supply causing tap water to catch fire.” Read more.

Syria: Russia Opposes Arms Embargo and Delivers Anti-Ship Missiles to Assad, At Least 25 Reported Dead as Violent Clashes Continue

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By NADA BAKRI – “BEIRUT, Lebanon — An intense and extended battle before dawn on Saturday between army defectors and Syrian security forces left at least 15 people dead in Idlib Province, a region in northwestern Syria that has proved to be one of the most restive since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began nearly nine months ago, a Syrian opposition group said.

The fighting in Idlib was the worst in a series of confrontations between government opponents, some of them peaceful, and security forces, in which at least eight other people were killed Saturday, the group said. The deaths came a day after the United Nations Human Rights Council urged tougher action against Syria over its crackdown.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in London, said the gunfight in Idlib Province, near the Turkish border, lasted three hours. It said seven members of the security forces were killed, along with five army defectors. The group said that the fighting occurred near the provincial headquarters and that three civilians were killed in the cross-fire.” Read more.

Russia delivers anti-ship missiles to Syria – “Russia has delivered anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria, the Interfax news agency cited an unnamed military source as saying on Thursday, days after a United Nations commission of inquiry called for an arms embargo on Damascus. Economic and diplomatic pressure has isolated Syrian President Bashar Assad following a nine-month government crackdown against protesters in unrest the United Nations says has killed more than 4,000 people.” Source – ConservativeByte.com.

 

Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: A Barack Obama Connection?

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Carl Gallups: “… the United States, under Obama’s leadership, was involved in the ousting of Mubarak and the bringing down of the Egyptian system, and now — directly or indirectly — responsible for the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood. But should this be any surprise?  Obama was raised in the Sunni Muslim tradition of Indonesia. His father was raised in the Sunni Muslim tradition of Kenya.  Obama has gone on record [saying] … ‘The Holy Qur’an says’ [and] ‘The Holy Qur’an declares’. He says that the Muslim prayers are the most beautiful sounds he has ever heard. I mean, the man is raised in the Sunni Muslim tradition.  The Muslim Brotherhood is the Sunni terrorist arm of Islam …”

Flashback: Three Muslim Brotherhood members employed by the White House, influencing policies of President Obama – “Rashad Hussain is Obama’s special envoy to the 52-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference. His background is entrenched in the Muslim Brotherhood… Dalia Mogahed is a speech writer and chief advisor on Islamic affairs for Barack Obama. Numerous sites provide information that show Ms. Mogahed is pro-Sharia and deeply entrenched with the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoot, Muslim American Society… Azizah al-Hibri was appointed by the president to the Commission on International Religious Freedom. She is an intellectual professor and lawyer who defends Islamic law. She once served on the advisory board for Mohammed Alamoudi of the American Muslim Council, defending Alamoudi even after he made public statements supporting terrorism.” Read more.

Flashback: US Would Be ‘Satisfied’ With a Muslim Brotherhood Win in Egypt – “The United States would be ‘satisfied’ should free elections in Egypt produce a victory for the Muslim Brotherhood, AFP reported Friday according to the US’s special coordinator for transitions in the Middle East, William Taylor. Taylor said the US would judge elected parties in the Middle East based ‘on what they do, and not what they’re called,’ AFP quoted him as saying. He added that he did not meet with Brotherhood officials in his latest visit to Cairo, but would have had he been given the chance.” Read more.

Flashback: Where are the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama Administration Taking America? – “Disturbing reports are coming out of Washington, D.C. These reports reveal the depth of the below-the-surface coordination between the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Hamas, Hezbollah, the Iranian regime and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Libya and Jordan. This bloc of regimes and organizations is now becoming the greatest Islamist radical lobby ever to penetrate and infiltrate the White House, Congress, the State Department and the main decision making centers of the US government. All of this is happening at a time when the US government is going through its most strategically dangerous period in modern times because of its need to confront the Iranian Mullahs regime, which is expanding in the Middle East, as well as penetrating the United States, via powerful and influential allies.” Read more.

Obama Fundraiser and Ambassador Blames Israel for Anti-Semitism

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Another Obama-supported official unable to separate fact from fiction.  Blaming Israel for anti-Semitism is like blaming Africa for slavery …

BY DANIEL HALPER – “The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, recently told a conference hosted by the European Jewish Union that Israel is to blame for growing anti-Semitism harbored by people of Muslim faith.

‘A distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians,’ Gutman reportedly said, according to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. ‘He also argued that an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty will significantly diminish Muslim anti-Semitism.’

According to the account in the Israeli paper, ‘The legal experts at the event were visibly stunned by Gutman’s words, and the next speaker offered a scathing rebuttal to the envoy’s remarks.’

Gutman was a major fundraiser for President Obama’s 2008 election campaign. He bundled $500,000 for Obama, according to OpenSecrets.org, personally giving at least $2,300 to the campaign.

In 2009, Obama nominated Gutman, a Washington, D.C. attorney, to be ambassador to Belgium.” Source – The Weekly Standard.

So, what is really to blame here?  Let’s learn directly from the horse’s mouth …



 

US Defense Secretary’s Call for Peace Negotiations Begins by Blaming Israel’s ‘Arab Spring’ Isolation … on Israel

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US Defense Secretary Panetta is a myopic, blind simpleton.  Someone who is unable to discern regional events and correctly associate its toxic root with a new Islamist reality has no business being America’s “Defense Secretary” …

Proverbs 29:9, “If a wise man contends with a foolish man, Whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace.”

“WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged Israel on Friday to ‘reach out and mend fences’ with Turkey, Egypt and other security partners in the Middle East, saying he is troubled by the Jewish state’s growing isolation in the volatile region.

He also pressed Israeli leaders to do more to restart peace talks with the Palestinians — ‘Just get to the damned table’ — and underscored President Obama’s determination to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. He called Iran ‘a very grave threat to all of us’ and said any Iranian disruption of the free flow of commerce through the Persian Gulf is a ‘red line’ for the U.S.

In a speech at a Brookings Institution forum, Panetta said that while Israel is not solely responsible for its isolation, it could more actively attempt to reverse the trend.

‘For example, Israel can reach out and mend fences with those who share an interest in regional stability — countries like Turkey and Egypt, as well as Jordan,’ he said. ‘This is not impossible. If the gestures are rebuked, the world will see those rebukes for what they are. And that is exactly why Israel should pursue them.'” Read more.

Word to the unwise: All gestures have already been rebuked, time and time again. Islam is the fuel that rages this blazing fire. Remove the fuel, and the fire will die …





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