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California Slammed With Radiation, Highest Level of Radioactive Cesium to Date Found in Fukushima Freshwater Fish

04/01/2012 1 comment

“The Journal Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume contacted North America at California ‘with greatest exposure in central and southern California’, and that Southern California’s seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive  iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada:

Projected paths of the radioactive atmospheric plume emanating from the Fukushima reactors, best described as airborne particles or aerosols for 131I, 137Cs, and 35S, and subsequent atmospheric monitoring showed it coming in contact with the North American continent at California, with greatest exposure in central and southern California. Government monitoring sites in Anaheim (southern California) recorded peak airborne concentrations of 131I at 1.9 pCi m−3

Anaheim is where Disneyland is located.

EneNews summarizes the data:

Corona Del Mar (Highest in Southern California)

  • 2.5 Bq/gdwt (gram dry weight)= 2,500 Bq/kg of dry seaweed

Santa Cruz (Highest in Central California)

  • 2.0 Bq/gdwt = 2,000 Bq/kg of dry seaweed

Simon Fraser University in Canada also tested North American seaweed after Fukushima:

  • “In samples of dehydrated seaweed taken on March 15 near the North Vancouver SeaBus terminal, the count was zero; on March 22 it was 310 Bq per kilogram; and by March 28 it was 380 Bq/kg.” –Vancouver Sun
  • Seaweed in Seattle also tested positive for iodine-131; levels were not reported –KIRO
  • No results after March 28 were reported

In addition, radioactive debris is starting to wash up on the Pacific Coast. And because the Japanese are burning radioactive materials instead of disposing of them, .” Read more.

Highest level of radioactive cesium to date found in freshwater fish in Fukushima village – “Radioactive cesium far exceeding the allowable limit and way higher than previously detected contamination levels in fish has been found in river trout here, the prefectural government said on March 28. The yamame, or landlocked masu salmon, caught in the Niida River in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, measured 18,700 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, a reading over 37 times more than the government-imposed provisional limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram.” Read more.

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Europe’s Bishops Denounce Anti-Christian Mufti’s Call to Destroy All Churches

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By Benjamin Weinthal – “Berlin — A group of European Catholic Bishops breathed fresh air into countering the Saudi Grand Mufti’s call to ‘destroy all the churches‘ in the Gulf region. Last week, German and Austrian Roman Catholic bishops blasted Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Shaikh for his Islamic religious order – fatwa — as an expression of grave-human rights violations for Christian foreign workers in the region and for the sake of freedom of religion.

According to the Reuters report penned by Tom Heneghan, the wire service’s religion editor , Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, chairman of the German Bishops Conference, said the mufti ‘shows no respect for the religious freedom and free co-existence of religions’, especially all the foreign laborers who made its economy work. Archbishop Zollitsch continued ‘It would be a slap in the face to these people if the few churches available to them were to be taken away.’

Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio and expert on Christians in the Middle East, told me that the fatwa will have consequences for Christians in the region, and the West should respond with a counter ‘anti-genocide campaign’ based on the U.N.’s Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, ratified on January 12, 1951.

Sadly, there is no shortage of persecution of Christians in majority-Muslim countries. Iran’s refusal to release the brave Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who faces the death penalty for his embrace of Christianity, is a telling example of the horrific anti-Christian environment in the Islamic Republic.

The persecution of Christians, as the European Bishops noted, is a violation of human rights. A search on the websites of Human Rights Watch in New York on Wednesday showed no condemnations of the grand mufti’s statements.” Read more.

Canada: Islamic Bookstore Selling Materials Demanding the Image of Islam Be Enforced Upon the ‘Whole Planet’

04/01/2012 2 comments

And you can be certain that these materials are being sold not just in Canada, but in all Western nations. Yes, a pro wife-beating book teaching Muslim men that they must dominate their wives is not enough. They also need “infidel-beating” books teaching them that they must dominate the world, books teaching them that Allah’s Sharia Law must be given the power to speak, not just in Muslim nations, but “anywhere on the face of the earth” for the “ideology and programme of Islam” …

Revelation 13:15, “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

Qur’an Sura 8:12b, “… terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.”

By Terry Davidson – “TORONTO – An Islamic bookstore in east Toronto is selling books that urge Muslims to usurp the Western world and install an Islamic State in its place.

The books, written by deceased Islamic scholar Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi – are available at the Islamic Circle of North America bookstore in Scarborough.

‘Islam wishes to destroy all States and Governments anywhere on the face of the earth which are opposed to the ideology and programme of Islam regardless of the country or the Nation that rules it,’ Maududi wrote in Jihad in Islam. ‘Islam requires the earth – not just a portion – but the whole planet.’

Maududi was an influential Pakistani journalist, theologian and Muslim revivalist leader who wrote more than 120 books and pamphlets and lived from 1903 to 1979.

He is described in the preface of one of the books as an author who ‘provided the present-day revival of Islam with its intellectual foundations.’

Maududi’s books carry a common theme of Islam as a revolutionary ‘ideology and program which seeks to alter the social order of the whole world and rebuild it in conformity with its own tenets and ideals.’

‘Jihad,’ which he refers to in at least one book as a war against non-Muslims, is in fact ‘undertaken for the collective well-being of mankind’ to establish ‘God’s order’ in the world and create a ‘just and equitable social order among human beings,’ he wrote.

Terrorism expert David Harris calls such material — antiquated or not — incredibly ‘problematic’ to National security, but goes on to say that because of Canada’s freedom of expression legislation, police and the courts, in many cases, can’t do much about it.” Read more.

Malaysia: Federal Territories Official Sermon Declares ‘Jews Are the Main Enemy to Muslims’

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Thank goodness Malaysia is a moderate Islamic state, otherwise we might get the impression that they don’t like Jews  …

By Shannon Teoh – “The Federal Territories’ official sermon today told Muslims Jews are their main enemy as proven by their ego and murderous acts.

The Friday sermon, delivered at lunchtime in mosques across the capital city, said Muslims must ‘free your brethren in Palestine from the grasp of Zionist rule and economic siege by donating money, food, medicine and whatever is suitable.’

‘Firstly, Muslims must understand Jews are the main enemy to Muslims as proven by their egotistical behaviour and murders performed by them,’ said the sermon prepared by the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department (JAWI).

It called on ‘community leaders and NGOs to intensify activities that increase awareness and understanding to the public about the importance of al-Quds (Jerusalem),’ referring to the city that is sacred to Jews, Muslims and also Christians.

‘The honour of al-Quds and the al-Aqsa mosque must be defended by all Muslims as it is holy land that is blessed,’ the sermon added.” Read more.

Flashback: Malaysia: Rise of Strict Islam Exposes Fears and Tensions, ‘If You Don’t Follow the Mainstream You Will Be Lynched’ – “Muslim women without headscarves are a common sight on the streets of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. But engaging them in a discussion about the hijab is difficult. Norhayati Kaprawi is a Malaysian activist whose recent documentary Aku Siapa (Who Am I) deals with the issue of how women in Malaysia should dress. She found some women unwilling to show their faces in her film – not on religious grounds, but becasue they feared reprisals. This is a damning reflection on Malaysia’s Muslim society, says Ms Norhayati.” Read more.

Flashback: Muslim Group in Malaysia Declares Jihad Against Christians Who … Disagree With Them – “An umbrella coalition of Muslim groups held a protest today and declared bloodshed against ‘extremist’ Christians that insult and ridicule the position of Islam in the country. The Muslim Organisations in Defence of Islam (Pembela), comprising 20 groups, protested after Friday prayers at the National Mosque against Putrajaya’s release of Malay-language bibles and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s promise to never impound the Alkitab again.” Read more.

Flashback: Non-Muslims in Malaysia Who Recite Quranic Verses ‘Insincerely’ Can Be Charged With Blasphemy – “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.

Sudan: Islamist Government Launches Air Strikes Against Churches and Schools in the Nuba Mountains

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“JUBA, South Sudan, March 30 (CDN) — After Khartoum denied that it had bombed civilians earlier this month, Sudanese aerial strikes last week were aimed at church buildings and schools in Kauda, South Kordofan state, a humanitarian aid worker said.

Antonov airplanes dropped bombs on Thursday and Friday (March 22 and 23), destroying some houses and cattle near the church buildings and schools but causing no casualties, he said.

Humanitarian agencies consider the Islamic government’s targeting of civilians in the Nuba Mountains, which has a large Christian population, an ‘ethnic cleansing’ against non-Arab peoples in the multi-ethnic state, with the added incentive of ridding the area of Christians, he said.

Churches in the Nuba Mountains are holding worship services very early in the morning and late in the evening in order to avoid aerial bombardments that target their churches, he said. Most of the bombings take place during daytime, when visibility is better for pilots of the Russian-made Antonov planes.

Khartoum is actively recruiting more security personnel and sending them to South Kordofan to help kill or arrest Nuba civilians, including Christians, sources said. Islamic government officials consider the various Nuba ethnicities as enemies or ‘infidels’ in their campaign to clear the region of non-Arab races and Christianity.” Read more.

Flashback: Sudan: Over 500,000 Christians Have Less Than a Month to Leave North Sudan, Aid Agencies Fear Humanitarian Catastrophe – “Sudanese Christians who have barely a month to leave the north or risk being treated as foreigners are starting to move, but Christian leaders are concerned that the 8 April deadline set by Islamic-majority Sudan is unrealistic. ‘We are very concerned. Moving is not easy … people have children in school. They have homes … It is almost impossible,’ Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Adwok, the Khartoum archdiocese auxiliary told ENInews in a telephone interview on 7 March. Sudan in February announced the deadline for the former citizens it had stripped of nationality after South Sudan’s January 2011 vote to secede. The ultimatum will affect an estimated 500,000-700,000 people, who are mainly Christians of southern origin that still live in the north…” Read more.

Dominate: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to Field Presidential Candidate, Israel Downplays

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Israel shouldn’t downplay the Muslim Brotherhood’s game of chess, especially when leaders within the Islamist organization have already voiced their intentions loud and clear. When you own the world, it’s only logical to own the Presidency as well. It’s just one more step towards ownership of the Egyptian military …

By Abdel-Rahman Hussein – “The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has announced it will field a candidate in the upcoming presidential elections, despite a pledge not to take part in the contest.

The Brotherhood had vowed in the wake of the 2011 uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak that it would not field a presidential candidate so as to not monopolise power. But a breakdown in relations with Scaf, the military junta that rules Egypt, and the emergence of strong Islamist candidates are believed to be behind Saturday’s announcement that the group’s second in command, Khairat al-Shater, would stand for election.

Al-Shater had previously been touted as the next prime minister rather than president, as Brotherhood MPs have been discussing passing a vote of no confidence against the current Scaf-appointed government of Kamal el-Ganzouri, a former Mubarak-era premier.” Read more.

Israel downplays Muslim Brotherhood presidency run – “Israel’s vice prime minister is playing down the Muslim Brotherhood’s decision to seek the presidency in neighboring Egypt. Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon says maintaining peace with Israel is in any Egyptian leader’s interest, and that Cairo’s relationship with Washington is linked to the peace deal.” Read more.

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