Archive for 05/20/2012

Lying Wonders: Baby Boy Born In Nigeria ‘Clutching A Copy Of The Holy Quran’ Hailed A ‘Miracle’ By Imams And Islamic Scholars

05/20/2012 3 comments

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10, “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”

For those who may not know, the name of Satan is “heylel” in Hebrew (Isaiah 14:12, “Lucifer”). The Arabic equivalent is the word “hilal”, which means “crescent moon” …

“OLALEKAN OLABULO reports on the baby boy, who at childbirth in Lagos a few days ago was found clutching a copy of [the] Holy Quran.

The most talked about issue in Lagos and Ogun states in the last one week, is the birth of a baby, who was said to be clutching a miniature Quran, in his hand, at the time of his birth.

The birth of the baby, who was later christened Abdul Wahab Iyanda Irawo, has generated serious argument and discussions from Muslims and Christians alike…

The 32, Shonde Street, Ijeshatedo home of the 32-year-old mother of the baby, became a Mecca of sorts. People from different backgrounds stormed the house to catch a glimpse of the new born baby whose fame had spread to the east, west, north and South of Lagos and Ogun states. Residents of the two-storey building were forced to accommodate the large crowd, who daily besieged the house.

The new baby became an instant commercial merchandise as his photo instantly found its way into calendars, soft sell magazines and tabloid. He became a reference point for Islamic scholars during homily. Millions of naira have exchanged hands since the birth of Abdul Wahab Irawo, as people also gave out money as gifts to his mother and other needy people in the spirit of rejoicing on the birth of the boy.

Residents and workers around Ijeshatedo had since the birth of the new baby listened to more Allahu Akbar than they might have done, probably in the last few years. Every new person that visited the new baby kept shouting Allahu Akbar, apparently to glorify God.

The mother of the baby, Kikelomo Ilori, had confessed to have tried to abort the baby, despite several warnings from the church. Kikelomo was until the birth of the baby, a Christian and the young baby was born at a Cherubim and Seraphim church. This has also created serious arguments on religious superiority.

Kikelomo, while speaking on the birth of Abdul Wahab, stated that a friend of hers, Kehinde Ogunlana, took her to the church after the baby refused to come, when the pregnancy was due. It was after she had spent many days at the church that she finally delivered a baby boy, whom many are now describing as a miracle baby…

Imams and Islamic scholars from different Islamic organisations and foreign missions, all paid their respect to what they described as ‘miracle of [Allah].'” Read more.

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‘Sheikdown’ Redux: Egyptian Islamists Threaten Insurgency Should Secularists Win Egyptian Presidential Election

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Oh, and by the way, not only will Allah’s wrath be upon the people of Egypt if they vote for the wrong candidate, so will the wrath of Allah’s Islamists …

Isaiah 19:2, “And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, [and] kingdom against kingdom.”

By Michael Rubin, Commentary Magazine – “Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, while still mayor of Istanbul, famously quipped, ‘Democracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.’ Alas, as Martin Kramer has so often warned, it appears that Egypt Islamists are taking the same tact. On May 19, Islamic Jihad Organization member Shaykh Usamah Qasim took to the pages of Al-Misri al-Yawm to warn that Islamists would not tolerate a victory by any of the non-Islamist candidates. According to a translation provided by the Open Source Center:

…The victory of former prime minister Ahmad Shafiq or former Arab League chief Amr Musa in the coming presidential elections would lead some Islamic and non-Islamic groups to respond with “armed action.” “Thus, the fate of any of them who reaches the presidency will be like that of former President Anwar al-Sadat, who was assassinated,” Qasim said.

One-in-three Middle Eastern Arabs live in Egypt. Unfortunately, it looks like the Nile may once again flow with blood.” Source – Commentary Magazine.

Germany: Islamist Calls Upon Muslims To Murder All Members Of Far-Right Anti-Sharia Party

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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.”

Expatica – “A German Islamist is calling for the murder of members of a far-right party that regularly provokes ultra-conservative Muslims using cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, a newspaper reported.

According to an article due to appear Monday in the Tageszeitung daily, an Islamist from Bonn in western Germany has appeared in a video on an Islamic forum in which he encouraged ‘the killing of all activists from the Pro NRW party’.

Members of the small extreme-right political party held a campaign event using anti-Islamic caricatures ahead of an election in Germany’s most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia on May 13.

In his appeal, the Islamist urged the collection of personal information on Pro NRW members, including their home addresses and work schedules, with the goal of attacking them.” Read more.

Flashback: Germany: Hundreds Of Radical Islamists Riot In Bonn, 29 Police Officers Injured, 2 Stabbed – “Clashes erupted in Germany when police tried to separate competing rallies by an ultraconservative Muslim group and a small far-right march, injuring 29 officers, authorities said Sunday. More than 100 Salafist protesters were briefly arrested. The trouble in the western city of Bonn started late Saturday when hundreds of Muslims protested against the rally of about 30 supporters of the local far-right party Pro NRW, which has angered Muslims by showing unfavorable cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Strict Muslims oppose any depiction of their prophet. About 110 Salafist protesters were arrested after they started attacking security forces with stones and bottles, police said. Two of the injured police officers were hospitalized with serious wounds after being stabbed.” Read more.

Italy: At Least 7 Now Confirmed Dead After Strong 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Near Bologne

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By Barbie Nadeau, For CNN – “Rome (CNN) — Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is heading home early from the NATO summit in Chicago after a strong earthquake struck near Bologna overnight, his government announced Sunday.

At least seven people died, 50 were hurt and a large number displaced by the magnitude 6.0 quake that struck northern Italy early Sunday. In a statement released earlier, Monti pledged ‘All that is necessary will be done as soon as possible’ to help the survivors.

The prime minister is scheduled to leave the summit Sunday evening Chicago time and would be back in Italy on Monday, government spokesman Carmelo Dragotta said. In a statement carried by the news agency ANSA, Monti said his foreign and defense ministers would remain at the summit.

The quake struck about 4 a.m. Sunday (10 p.m. Saturday ET) and was centered about 4 kilometers (2.4 miles) outside Camposanto, northwest of Bologna, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. In addition to the deaths and injuries, a large but unknown number of people — believed to be in the thousands — have been displaced, said Elisabetta Maffani, a spokeswoman for the civil protection agency.

The fatalities included two people killed in a ceramics factory in Sant’Agostino di Ferrara, about 30 km from the epicenter, Maffani said. Another person died when a work shed collapsed in nearby Ponte Rodoni di Bondeno.” Read more.

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Worst Nuclear Storm The World Has Seen Is Just An Earthquake Away, Health Consequences ‘Are Beyond Where Science Has Ever Gone Before’

05/20/2012 4 comments

By Andy Johnson, – “More than a year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a massive nuclear disaster, experts are warning that Japan isn’t out of the woods yet and the worst nuclear storm the world has ever seen could be just one earthquake away from reality.

The troubled Reactor 4 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is at the centre of this potential catastrophe.

Reactor 4 — and to a lesser extent Reactor 3 — still hold large quantities of cooling waters surrounding spent nuclear fuel, all bound by a fragile concrete pool located 30 metres above the ground, and exposed to the elements.

A magnitude 7 or 7.5 earthquake would likely fracture that pool, and disaster would ensue, says Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer with Fairewinds Energy Education who has visited the site.

The 1,535 spent fuel rods would become exposed to the air and would likely catch fire, with the most-recently added fuel rods igniting first.

The incredible heat generated from that blaze, Gundersen said, could then ignite the older fuel in the cooling pool, causing a massive oxygen-eating radiological fire that could not be extinguished with water.

‘So the fear is the newest fuel could begin to burn and then we’d have a conflagration of the whole pool because it would become hotter and hotter. The health consequences of that are beyond where science has ever gone before,’ Gundersen told in an interview from his home in Vermont…

Highly radioactive cesium and strontium isotopes would likely go airborne and ‘volatilize’ — turning into a vapour that could move with the wind, potentially travelling thousands of kilometres from the source.

The size of those particles would determine whether they remained in Japan, or made their way to the rest of Asia and other continents.

‘And here’s where there’s no science because no one’s ever dared to attempt the experiment,’ Gundersen said. ‘If it flies far enough it goes around the world, if the particles stay a little bigger, they settle in Japan. Either is awful.'” Read more.

Twin quakes rock Japan near Fukushima – “Japan was hit by two shallow earthquakes in the space of just eight minutes on Sunday, one of them measuring a strong 6.2-magnitude, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami alert. The 6.2-magnitude quake struck at 4:20pm (0720 GMT) off Japan’s northeast Pacific coast, the national meteorological agency said, followed by a tremor with a reading of 5.7 at 4:28pm. The US Geological Survey estimated the magnitude of the first quake at 6.0. The depth of both quakes was about 10 kilometres, the agency said.” Read more.

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Iranian Authorities Demand Christian Church To Hand Over Names Of All Its Members

05/20/2012 1 comment

As the Spirit of God moves in Iran, so too does the enemy …

1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

Mohabat News – “In addition to the increased restrictions against Iranian Christian converts, the Ministry of Intelligence has now ordered the leaders of the central AOG church in Tehran to compile a list of the names and National ID numbers of its members and submit it to the security authorities.

According to Iranian Christian news agency, Mohabat News, reports from Tehran indicate that leaders of the central AOG church of Tehran asked their congregation in Sunday May 6 service to voluntarily present them with a list of their names and National ID numbers so that they submit the list to the officials. This reveals the identity of Christian converts and enables security authorities to record detailed information about the Christians.

It is clear that such a decision by the leaders of the AOG church, is a result of pressures the security authorities have been imposing on them. This seems to be a precautionary move by the security organizations to identify Christians and possibly use the information later to arrest Christian converts and watch the activities of the church even more closely, especially to prevent them from receiving new people. Such orders by security authorities make Christians’ relationship with their church riskier than ever.

This security move by Iranian authorities reveals that even after cancelling the Farsi services in some churches, they have not been successful in reducing the number of Christian converts and the trend by other people to attend the church. In recent months, organizers and operational groups of the Ministry of Intelligence ordered the last two churches in Tehran still holding Farsi services, to cancel these services. However, this has not stopped Christians from attending church services and illustrates the failure of all these repressive plans and threats which were designed to deal with spread of Christianity in Iran.” Read more.

Flashback: Iranian Authorities Arrest Two More Christian Converts, One Family Taunted To ‘Ask Jesus Christ To Come’ And Save Daughter – “A number of plain clothes security officers raided the homes of two Christian converts in Tehran simultaneously and arrested them. The mother of one of the detained Christians asked, ‘Where are you taking my daughter?’ But the authorities ironically replied, ‘Ask Jesus Christ to come and release her’ … The security authorities, among whom were plain clothes agents, entered the homes without showing any warrant and arrested the two Christians without providing any explanation. Both Christians were then transferred to an unknown location immediately following their arrest.” Read more.

Flashback: Fearing ‘The Growth of Christianity Like Never Before’ Iranian Authorities Escalate Crackdown on Christians in Ahwaz, Shiraz, Esfahan and Kermanshah – “The Islamic Republic of Iran has intensified its crackdown on Iranian Christians during recent weeks. This has resulted in the arrest of a number of Christians in Ahwaz, Shiraz, Esfahan and Kermanshah… ‘Today, the regime of Iran crackdowns on Christians, especially Christian converts, for it is observing the growth of Christianity like never before. This fact has made them concerned… What this religious regime tries to demonstrate is that there is only one legitimate religion and all other religions are illegitimate… During past years underground or house churches were the main targets of arrests and pressures. However, gradually the Islamic regime’s authorities also included evangelical churches among their targets.’” Read more.

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