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Southern California Earthquake Swarm Is Largest In 30 Years

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By Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY – “The earthquake swarm that has been rocking Southern California since Sunday has been the area’s strongest such swarm in 30 years, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

Similar swarms in the magnitude-5.0 range occurred in the area in the 1970s and in 1981, seismologist Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey told the Times. The area, in the region of Imperial County, is known as the Brawley Seismic Zone and sits between the San Andreas and Imperial faults, Jones told the Times.

No deaths or injures have been reported in the swarm, detailed in On Deadline on Sunday.

The Times reported that some buildings were damaged by the quakes, including 20 mobile homes that shifted from foundations, according to the Imperial County Office of Emergency Services. The American Red Cross is working with the agency to set up temporary shelter for those displaced, the Times reports.

The quakes also caused scattered power outages, including at Pioneers Memorial Hospital, where emergency generators kicked in during the three-hour power loss, the Times reported.” Source – USA Today.

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Egyptian Professor Gamal Zahran: Allah Willing, Next Year Israel Will Be Annihilated

08/27/2012 1 comment

Zechariah 12:3, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

Professor Gamal Zahran: “Jerusalem is at the heart of the Palestinian cause, and the Palestinian cause is the cause of all Arabs and Muslims. Therefore, the elimination of the Zionist entity is beyond debate, and the only question has to do with the circumstances. I believe that the Arab revolutions, which broke out in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen – as well as Bahrain and elsewhere – generate the peoples’ hope that one day, Jerusalem and Palestine will return to them… We are constantly keeping the memory alive among the younger generations, so that they will realize that the Palestinian cause is an essential one. The hope and the memory will later turn into action. By next year, Allah willing, Israel will be annihilated.”

Flashback: NBC’s Engel ‘Worried’ About ‘Ferociously Anti-Israel’ Arab Street and Concludes ‘This Thing Ends in Jerusalem’ – “This clip was uploaded to Youtube by a Muslim poster who states, unequivocally, ‘Yes, insha’Allaah, [Allah willing] just like before, we will get back our Al Quds [Jerusalem].’ The Muslim world longs for the battle of all battles to come as soon as possible …” Read more.

Iran: Alarms Raised As Hundreds Of Children Under 10-Years Of Age Are Forced Into Marriage

08/27/2012 1 comment

This is nothing new. Islam’s “prophet” — who describes himself as an “excellent” example to follow for anyone who hopes to meet Allah in Qur’an Sura 33:21 — married one of his 13 or so wives, Aisha, when she was only 6 years old and consummated the marriage when she was 9. If pedophilia was perfectly acceptable for the Islamic world’s “ideal man” in the 7th century, then the Islamic world will obviously consider it perfectly acceptable in the 21st …

By Robert Tait, The Telegraph – “The trend has prompted child protection experts to warn of a surge in mental illness, suicides, teenage runaways and girls turning to prostitution as the nuptials frequently end in divorce.

While both genders are affected, statistics from the state-run civil registration organisation show the phenomenon to be more prevalent among girls. Some families are said to be marrying off their daughters to older men to pay off debts.

An Iranian NGO, the Society For Protecting The Rights of The Child, said 43,459 girls aged under 15 had married in 2009, compared with 33,383 three years previously. In 2010, 716 girls younger than 10 had wed, up from 449 the previous year, according to the organisation.

Its spokesman, Farshid Yazdani, blamed deepening poverty for the development, which he said was more common in socially backward rural areas often afflicted with high levels of illiteracy and drug addiction.

‘Financial poverty of the families leads to children’s marriages. However, cultural poverty and ignorance is also an element,’ Mr Yazdani told the semi-official Mehr news agency.

He said increasing child marriages were accompanied by a correspondingly high teenage divorce rate. Some 15,000 females aged 15-19 divorced their husbands every year between 2007 and 2010.

The statistics will fuel criticism that Iran’s Islamic legal code allows children, especially girls, to be married at an inappropriately early age.” Read more.

Flashback: New Saudi Fatwa Defends Pedophilia as ‘Marriage’ – “Muslim ‘child-marriage’ — euphemism for pedophilia — is making headlines again, at least in Arabic media: Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, a prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, just issued a fatwa asserting that there is no minimum age for marriage, and that girls can be married ‘even if they are in the cradle.’ … Fawzan insists that nowhere does Sharia set an age limit for marrying girls: like countless Muslim scholars before him, he relies on Koran 65:4, which discusses marriage to females who have not yet begun menstruating (i.e., are prepubescent) and the fact that Muhammad, Islam’s role model, married Aisha when she was 6-years-old, ‘consummating’ the marriage — or, in modern parlance, raping her — when she was 9.” Read more.

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