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An Obama Nation: Seven Million Will Lose Medical Insurance Under Obama Health Law

02/05/2013 2 comments

By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times – “President Obama’s health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.

CBO said that this year’s tax cuts have changed the incentives for businesses and made it less attractive to pay for insurance, meaning fewer will decide to do so. Instead, they’ll choose to pay a penalty to the government, totaling $13 billion in higher fees over the next decade.

But the non-partisan agency also expects fewer people to have to pay individual penalties to the IRS than it earlier projects, because of a better method for calculating incomes that found more people will be exempt.

Overall, the new health provisions are expected to cost the government $1.165 trillion over the next decade — the same as last year’s projection.” Read more.

Labor Unions Finally Read Obamacare Fine Print, Realize Costs Set To Spike, ‘Turn Sour’ On Obama – “It is a well-known fact that nobody in Congress ever reads, or even skims, any law, and especially not the fine print, it passes until long after it has been enacted into law. It appears the same is just as true for the biggest pillar of support for the Obama administration: America’s labor unions … the same labor unions who enthusiastically supported the primary accomplishment of the Obama administration in the past 4 years, Obamacare, only to realize, long after it has become reality that, surprise, their healthcare plan costs are about to go up.” Read more.

Flashback: You Lied, Obama …

Israeli Media: Barack Obama To Visit Israel March 20th

02/05/2013 18 comments

For those interested in coincidences (or non-coincidences), 119 Ministries teaches that the beginning of the 1260 days leading up to the Second Coming of Christ may possibly begin right around the Spring Equinox of 2013. Although there are some who believe that Barack Hussein Obama is the Antichrist of Scripture — a view which I do not myself hold — if by chance 119 Ministries is correct in their assessment, which they could conceivably be, what role could Barack Obama possibly play during the event that ultimately ushers in the countdown to the coming of Christ Jesus in power and great glory, if any? As the Apostle Paul tells us, let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch …

By Maayana Miskin, INN – “United States President Barack Obama is planning his first trip to Israel as president, the Reuters news agency reports. Obama did not visit Israel during his first term.

According to Channel 10 news, Obama is planning to land in Israel on March 20. The White House has not yet confirmed a date.

The visit was reportedly planned following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s victory in the elections. Netanyahu has been tapped to head the next coalition government.

Obama is expected to focus on reviving diplomatic talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. It is believed he will visit Ramallah during his stay.

Netanyahu has publicly named the resumption of Israel-PA talks as one of his top priorities for his upcoming term. The head of Israel’s second-largest party, Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid, has declared that his party will join the government only if there are serious efforts to resume negotiations.

The PA has so far refused to talk with Netanyahu unless Israel agrees to several conditions, including a full construction freeze everywhere east of the 1949 armistice line, including much of Jerusalem.

PA leaders have also demanded that Israel release terrorist prisoners, allow weapons imports, and agree in principle to giving the PA all of Judea and Samaria, with possible land swaps, for the creation of a new Arab state.” Source – INN.

119 Ministries: The End of Days Part 4 – Daniel Unsealed (See discussion of 1260 days starting around the 33:33 mark which, coincidentally, is 2013 seconds into the video)

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Ahmadinejad Arrives In Cairo For First Visit By An Iranian Leader Since 1979

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Why not? Egypt has, after all, become one of many new Irans. Though certain aspects of Islam divide them, one aspect keeps them united: their hatred of Israel and the West …

By Joel C. Rosenberg – “New political tremors rippled through the epicenter today as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a Radical Shia Muslim, arrived in Cairo to meet with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a Radical Sunni Muslim. This is the first time an Iranian leader has visited Egypt since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Is this the beginning of a true rapprochement between the two extremist leaders of the major Shia and Sunni powers? If so, the implications for regional security — and notably for Israeli security and U.S. interests in the region – could be troublesome. Then again, maybe the two leaders are just taking each other’s measure. Either way, it’s a development worth noting and watching carefully.

‘President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussed the crisis in Syria with his Egyptian counterpart Tuesday in the first visit by an Iranian leader to Cairo in more than three decades, marking a historic departure from years of frigid ties between the regional heavyweights,’ reports the Associated Press. ‘Ahmadinejad’s three-day visit, which is centered around an Islamic summit, is the latest sign of improved relations between the countries since the 2011 uprising ousted Egypt’s longtime ruler President Hosni Mubarak and brought an Islamist government to power in Cairo. Such a visit would have been unthinkable under Mubarak, who was a close ally of the U.S. and shared Washington’s deep suspicions of Tehran. Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi gave Ahmadinejad a red-carpet welcome on the tarmac at Cairo airport, shaking the Iranian’s hand and exchanging a kiss on each cheek as a military honor guard stood at attention.’

‘The two leaders then sat down for a 20-minute talk that focused on the civil war in Syria, security officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. Iran is Damascus’ closes regional ally, while Egypt is among those that have called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down,’ AP reported. ‘In September, Morsi offered a package of incentives to Tehran to end its support for Assad. The proposal included the restoration of full diplomatic ties, which would be a significant prize for Iran given that Egypt is the most populous Arab nation and a regional Sunni powerhouse. Morsi’s offer garnered no response from Iran, although officials from both countries have continued to hold talks on the Syrian conflict in recent months….Once close, Egypt and Iran severed their relations after the 1979 Islamic Revolution when Cairo offered exile to Iran’s deposed shah. Relations further deteriorated after Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.'” Source – Joel. C Rosenberg’s Blog.

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‘Christianity Can Go To Hell’, ‘We Are Coming To Implement Islam Immediately … Upon Your Own Necks’ Says New Muslim Patrol Video In London

02/05/2013 1 comment

For peaceful purposes. Notice how Islamists in 21st century London are now threatening to “implement Islam” through the inference of beheading

The Commentator – “Having been exposed, here on The Commentator in January, the group responsible for the now infamous ‘Muslim Patrol’ videos has been subject to police action, resulting in five arrests last week.

Since then, however, a seventh ‘Muslim Patrol’ video has come to light (see below).

Though it is not possible to say with certainty that the newest video was recorded after recent media and police interest, the video features a number of comments which would suggest that the latest clip is indeed a reaction to the public backlash:

‘Those people attacking Muslim Patrol because of our activities against Western society are clearly misguided away from the understanding of worship of Allah’, remarks one particpant.

‘Islam is here in London, Mr. David Cameron, Mr. police officer, whether you like it or not. We are commanding good and forbidding evil on this Saturday night, while the police, they try to get us through the media’, says another.

Also notable is a subtle difference in style. Specifically, there is less evidence of intimidation and harassment of citizens, and more time dedicated to issuing threats/stated intentions. It should also be noted that the video is replete with firearm and explosive sound-effects.

One anonymous participant, cloaked in a keffiyeh, aggressively suggests,

‘The khuffar, you can go to hell; this is not a Christian country. Christianity, you can go to hell.’

Before boasting:

‘We are in East London, we are in South London, we are in North London… the police cannot stop us, the khuffar cannot stop us. We are coming to implement Islam immediately.’

He continues: ‘anyone who tries to stop us, we will take their alcohol, we will tell the women to cover up, and we will implement Islam upon your own necks [sic] David Cameron.'” Source – The Commentator.

‘We Look Forward To A European Summer’: Islamist Threatens To Attack Germany, Kill Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Reuters – “A German Islamist has threatened to attack Berlin this summer and kill Chancellor Angela Merkel in a video posted on the Internet, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

A spokesman for Germany’s intelligence service, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, confirmed its agents had seen such a video.

‘This is an Islamist battle song. It is known to the security services and is being evaluated,’ said the spokesman.

Die Welt newspaper reported that a three-minute video had surfaced on the Internet with a German Islamist calling himself Abu Azzam, believed to be a radical Salafist who moved to Egypt last year.

‘Looking back at an Arab spring, we are looking forward to a European summer,’ said Abu Azzam in the video, according to the newspaper.

‘Osama, wait for us… We want to see Obama and Merkel dead,’ he was quoted as saying, adding that Germany’s Reichstag parliament building would be subject to attacks like those on New York’s World Trade Center in 2001.” Read more.

Flashback: Achtung! The Islamization Of Germany In 2012 – “Post-Christian Europe became noticeably more Islamized during 2012. As the rapidly growing Muslim population makes its presence felt in towns and cities across the continent, Islam is transforming the European way of life in ways unimaginable only a few years ago. Some of the more notable Islam-related controversies during 2012 occurred in Germany, where the Muslim population has jumped from around 50,000 in the early 1980s to more than 4.5 million today. What follows is a brief chronological review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Germany during 2012.” Read more.

Flashback: Downfall Part 2: German Politicians Welcome Introduction Of Sharia Law In Germany, ‘Good For Integration’ – “Most politicians in Germany have gotten the message: The quickest way to spark a career-damaging controversy is to make a facile comment about Nazis or the Holocaust. Media critics and political opponents are quick to pounce. But that isn’t the only way to attract unwanted attention, as Jochen Hartloff, the interior minister of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, found out this week. In an interview with the Berlin tabloid BZ, Hartloff said that Sharia law, in a ‘modern form,’ would be acceptable in Germany.” Read more.

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Burkas For Babies: Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa Calling For The Veiling Of All Female Babies

02/05/2013 2 comments

If tiny little baby girls are forced to wear the burka, how will the Purveyors of Pickiness ever know which ones to select for marriage? …

By Mohammad Alyousei, Al Arabiya – “A Saudi cleric has called for all female babies to be fully covered by wearing the face veil, commonly known as the burka, citing reports of little girls being sexually molested.

In a TV interview on the Islamic al-Majd TV, which seems to date back to mid-last year, Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, stressed that wearing the veil will protect baby girls. The Sheikh tried to back his assertion with claims of sexual molestation against babies in the kingdom, quoting unnamed medical and security sources.

Recently picked up on social media, Sheikh Dauod’s statement prompted wide condemnation from his fellow Saudis on Twitter. Some tweeps called for the Sheikh to be held accountable because his ruling denigrates Islam and breaches individual privacy.

Sheikh Mohammad al-Jzlana, former judge at the Saudi Board of Grievances, told Al Arabiya that Dauod’s ruling was denigrating to Islam and Shariah and made Islam look bad. [Edit: Well, of course. Because aart from this flaky fatwa Islam looks perfectly peaceful and benign …]

Jzlana urged people to ignore unregulated fatwas and explained that there are special regulations set by the Saudi authorities to administer religious edicts and appoint those who are entitled to issue them.

He said that he feels sad whenever he sees a family walking around with a veiled baby, describing that as injustice to children.” Source – Al Arabiya.

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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Pakistan: Christian Man Murdered For Refusing To Convert To Islam

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By Jibran Khan, AsiaNews – “Younas Masih died this afternoon after he was shot five times last Thursday as he made his way home. An unknown gunman fired at the 55-year-old Christian man. From the beginning, his conditions appeared critical. It is believed he was attacked after he resisted pressures from co-workers to convert to Islam.

Masih worked for a company in Chaman. His friends describe him as honest and reliable. Strong in his Christian faith, he was regularly involved in his local parish.

Speaking anonymously, local sources told AsiaNews that Muslim co-workers had began pressuring him to convert, which he rejected, standing firm in his beliefs in Christ.

Despite the fact that people were talking behind his back and had made repeated threats against him, he continued to work for the same company and stood firm against pressures and attempts at blackmail.

Last Thursday, his co-workers tried again, asking him to convert. A heated discussion followed that included insults and threats. When he went home Masih was attacked by a gunman who fired five bullets into him.

After he was rushed to a hospital, his conditions appeared critical from the start. Doctors removed the bullets and had him moved into the intensive care unit where he eventually died.

His son tried to file a First Information Report (FIR) with local police who refused to register his complaint. Despite repeated attempts, they refused to heed the family’s pleas for justice. Devastated by his death, the family now feels abandoned by the authorities.” Read more.

Flashback: Christians In Pakistan Told To Convert To Islam Or Leave, ‘Otherwise They Will Face Consequences’ – “Last Sunday when Church service was over, more than dozen Muslim criminals gathered in front of Church and started harassing Christian girls who were leaving after services. Ahmed Bhatti and Muslim home owners of area ordered their Christians tenants to convert to Islam otherwise vacate their properties. They have vacated some shops that were run by Christians. One Christian man had his Gospel music on in the shop; they beat him up and kicked him out from that shop on gunpoint. Ahmed Bhatti on his microphone was shouting, ‘I am giving Christians this invitation to convert to Islam otherwise they will face consequences’ while announcement was made gathering of Muslims were raising Islamic Slogans.” Read more.

Situation Critical: Muslim Fundamentalists Driving Christians From Libya

02/05/2013 3 comments

AllVoices – “In an interview with the Vatican missionary news agency Fides, the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, Giovanni Martinelli, claimed that Christians are being driven out of the eastern Libya area of Cyrenaica by Muslim fundamentalists Vicar Martinelli called the situation ‘critical’ and the ‘atmosphere very tense’. Martinelli said that two religious communities had already left after pressure from fundamentalists. The Apostolic Vicar of Benghazi had been advised to take shelter before a large-scale demonstration scheduled for February 20.

Martinelli said: ‘In past days, the Congregation of the Holy Family of Spoleto who had been there for nearly 100 years were forced to abandon Derna. In Barce [located between Benghazi and Derna] the Franciscan Sisters of the Child Jesus will leave their home in coming days.’ Derna is east of Benghazi the main city in eastern Libya.

Martinelli also told Vatican Radio that Islamic fundamentalism now governs decisions in Libya. Before the overthrow of Gadaffi about 3% of Libyans were Christians but many hard-line Islamists were active in the battle against Gadaffi. Now in many areas they wield considerable power. Only a few thousand Christians now remain in Libya and many of them are expatriates.

Christian Copts, many from Egypt, have also suffered. In December 2012 two Egyptian Copts were killed in a blast at a Coptic Church in the town of Dafniya, with two other people wounded.

An article on ‘Religion in Libya’ in Wikipedia claims more than a few thousand Christians as being in Libya but perhaps the data is out of date: There are over 60,000 Egyptian Copts in Libya, as they comprise over 1% of the population alone. There are an estimated 40,000 Roman Catholics in Libya who are served by two Bishops, one in Tripoli (serving the Italian community) and one in Benghazi (serving the Maltese community). There is also a small Anglican community, made up mostly of African immigrant workers in Tripoli; it is part of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt.” Source – AllVoices.

Islamists Destroy Hundreds Of Christian/Jewish Graves In Libya

Son Of Blind Sheik Imprisoned In US: Peaceful Methods Do Not Work With America

02/05/2013 1 comment

How dare the United States of America not heed the demands of groups sympathetic to violent Islamic jihad? According to this enlightened deep thinker, when Islamic terrorists are imprisoned by the US for terror-related offenses, it is America’s fault if and when other terrorists engage in terrorism in an effort to free their beloved icons of terror

Muhammed Omar Abdel Rahman: “We have taken all legal means (to free Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman), including demonstrations, conferences, and the issuing of demands. These are all peaceful means. After the fall of the Mubarak regime, we held several demonstrations, followed by a protest (opposite the US embassy in Cairo) for a year and 4 months. We issued many warnings that a lack of response to our peaceful demands might encourage some Jihadi groups, who view the imprisonment of an Islamic icon like Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman in the US as a direct affront to Islam. As we saw, some youths in Algeria took several people hostage, and tried to exchange them for Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, and for the Pakistani doctor Aafia Siddiqui. We say: America should be held accountable for the actions of these groups. American got itself into this mess … It is America that proves, both directly and indirectly, that peaceful methods do not work with it…”

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