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Boston Strong: Portrait Of A Hero

04/24/2013 5 comments

A hero need not be defined by a few words when a photo like this speaks a thousand. Despite losing limbs, they still stand strong. May God bless Jeff Bauman and all victims of the Boston bombings …

By John Tesh – “This is what a hero looks like.

By now you know this guy, Jeff Bauman. He’s the 27-year-old Boston bombing victim, who lost both legs in the blast, woke up in his hospital bed and IDed the suspects. That right there makes him a hero.

This takes it to the next level…

Here he is delivering an 18th birthday present to fellow Boston bombing victim and amputee, Sydney Corcoran.

This took place at Boston Medical Center, where they’re both recovering.

Happy birthday Sydney – and God bless Jeff Bauman. The world could use a few more people with that kind of heart and resilient spirit.

Folks on Twitter are calling this incredible image the definition of ‘Boston Strong’ and the photo ‘best picture on the Internet.’ I agree.” Source – John Tesh.

Categories: Anything Else, Good News

Churches Raided, Crosses Burnt, Fathers Arrested: ‘Arab Spring’ In The Caucasus And Central Asia Spelling Doom For Local Christians

04/24/2013 Leave a comment

Acts 14:22, “… continue in the faith … we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”

By Enza Ferreri via Jihad Watch – “Mirroring what is happening in the world, there is an Islamic revival in the Caucasus and Central Asia, with all that it means for local Christians.

The predominantly Muslim Central Asian Republics, after the collapse of the Soviet Union of which they were part, have seen an increase in the persecution of Christians. The fall of dictatorship, in a pattern similar to that of post-war Iraq and the ‘Arab Spring’ in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, seems to have ‘liberated’ the radical elements within the Muslim communities.

The now independent countries of Central Asia are the following five, in order of population size: Uzbekistan (just under 30 million people), Kazakhstan (16-17 million), Tajikistan (7-8 million), Kyrgyzstan (5-6 million), which is particularly topical now because it is where the family of the Boston bombings suspects lived for a time, and Turkmenistan (just over 5 million), for a total population of 64.7 million in 2012, the vast majority of whom are Muslim. Another Muslim-majority country that was part of the Soviet Union is the Republic of Azerbaijan, the largest in the Caucasus, at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, with a population of over 9 million, 95 percent of whom are Muslim.

What is paradoxical is that, while during the Soviet era the ruling Communist Party, through the education system and official propaganda, imposed so-called ‘scientific atheism’ (a name reminiscent of so many Western atheists who, à la Richard Dawkins, fallaciously declare the denial of God to derive from science), for Christians in Central Asia and the Caucasus the end of the Communist regime, which was supposed to bring freedom of religion among other freedoms, brought instead another form of religious oppression.

It may have freed Christianity but, by freeing Islam as well, it unleashed hostility against Christianity, from governments as well. Churches are raided, closed and torched, crosses are burnt, fathers are arrested and fined for holding a prayer meeting and religious leaders for not registering the church (while at the same time the strict legislation makes it impossible for churches to register), believers are beaten up during raids on their homes, Christian literature is destroyed, and families are restricted to owning only one Bible. There is growing intolerance, and the media target organizations and beliefs.

The organization Russian Ministries’ Facebook page says: ‘However due to the strictness of the laws in these countries, it is practically impossible for churches to register and practically all religious materials are illegal, meaning that it is becoming more or less de facto illegal to practice Christianity’.

It does not end there. In Azerbaijan ‘The government is also intent on vilifying Christians to the public. Government-controlled mass media accuses believers of occult practices, hypnosis, and extremism, while newspaper articles encourage discrimination and physical abuse of Christians and other minorities’.

In the article Central Asia: Growing Religion Oppression, Anneta Vyssotskaia, of the World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission, writes:

During 2007 there were numerous reports of restriction and persecution of Christians in Central Asia. However, these may be only the tip of the iceberg of the real situation regarding persecution of the Christians living and worshipping God in the predominantly Islamic environment. Most of what would be considered persecution in Western countries is just part of daily life for every Christian there; persecution comes from family, neighbours, Muslim religious leaders and the government. Most of these cases may never become generally known. Religious legislation in these countries is undergoing changes that restrict worship and evangelism even more. Despite this, the number of Christians is constantly growing.

In Uzbekistan a small Baptist church which has endured more than a decade of official harassment was again raided during Sunday morning worship on 24 March. ‘The secret police officer who led the raid told the Baptists that ‘all believers are backward-looking fanatics who drag society down”. This pronouncement again rings a bell to Western ears. Take away the raid and you can hear our own ‘progressives’ and ‘enlightened’ gay-marriage supporters saying very much the same.

In its survey analysis of freedom of religion or belief in Kazakhstan, Forum 18 News Service found serious, continuing violations of human rights, including:

attacks on religious freedom by officials ranging from President Nursultan Nazarbaev down to local officials; literature censorship; state-sponsored encouragement of religious intolerance; legal restrictions on freedom of religion or belief; raids, interrogations, threats and fines affecting both registered and unregistered religious communities and individuals; unfair trials; the jailing of a few particularly disfavoured religious believers; restrictions on the social and charitable work of religious communities; close police and KNB secret police surveillance of religious communities; and attempts to deprive religious communities of their property. These violations interlock with violations of other fundamental human rights, such as freedom of expression and of association.

And it is getting worse. In Kazakhstan, a proposed new Criminal Code expected to Read more…

Muslim Mother Of Boston Bombers To The World: I Welcome Death, I Don’t Care If My Youngest Son Is Killed

04/24/2013 4 comments

According to Islam, anyone who is killed for the cause of Allah is guaranteed “forgiveness with the first gush of his blood, he will be shown his seat in paradise, he will be decorated with the jewels of belief, married off to the beautiful ones, protected from the test in the grave, assured security in the day of judgment, crowned with the crown of dignity, a ruby of which is better than this whole world and its entire content, wedded to seventy-two of the pure Houris (beautiful women of Paradise) and his intercession on the behalf of seventy of his relatives will be accepted.” Judging from her words and the conviction in her voice, she not only welcomes death for herself and her sons, but seems to be in love with it. In her confused and brainwashed mind, their death is her ticket to paradise. As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10, “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”

Proverbs 8:35-36, “For whoever finds Me finds life, And obtains favor from the LORD … All those who hate Me love death.”

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, Mother of Boston Bombers: “If they are going to kill him, I don’t care. My oldest son is killed, so I don’t care. I don’t care if my youngest son is going to be killed today. I want the world to hear this. And I don’t care if I am going to get killed, too. And I will say: Allahu Akbar!”

Categories: Anything Else

Report: Muslim Threatens Christian High School In Virginia, Promises School To Be ‘The Scene Of Another Massacre’

04/24/2013 1 comment

Tabari 9:69, “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” – The Words of Muhammad, Prophet of Islam.

The Daily Caller – “Police are investigating an anonymous forum poster who praised Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and later made a threat against a Catholic high school in Fairfax, Virginia.

The online poster goes by the handle ‘Prophet Muhammad’ and has made several disturbing statements on the Fairfax Underground website in the last month. On Friday, he posted a threat against Paul VI Catholic High School:

‘Inshallah, Paul VI High School will be the scene of another massacre. Allahu akbar!’

‘Inshallah’ is an Arabic phrase that means ‘God willing.’ ‘Allahu akbar’ means ‘God is the greatest.’ [ICA: A more accurate translation of ‘Inshallah’ is ‘Allah willing’. ‘Allahu akbar’ is more accurately translated as ‘Allah is greater’]. Both sayings are commonly associated with the Islamic faith.

The Diocese of Arlington, which oversees the high school, took the threat seriously. Police searched school grounds over the weekend using bomb-sniffing dogs, according to a spokesperson for the diocese.

‘No threat was discovered,’ said Michael J. Donohue, director of communications for the diocese, in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The online poster had already caught the attention of police by writing threatening statements concerning law enforcement officers. Police are trying to track the origins of the comments.” Read more.

Flashback: New Study Shows That 80% of Mosques in America Teach Jihad Violence and Islamic Supremacism – “… Then there was the Center for Religious Freedom’s 2005 study, and the Mapping Sharia Project’s 2008 study. Each independently showed that upwards of 80% of mosques in America were preaching hatred of Jews and Christians and the necessity ultimately to impose Islamic rule. And now comes yet more confirmation that mosques in the U.S. are teaching these things, and again the percentage is remarkably similar: around 80% of mosques are found to be teaching jihad warfare and Islamic supremacism.” Read more.

Flashback: Report: Saudis Export Anti-Christian and Anti-Jewish Textbooks that Continue to Fuel Intolerance and Violence Around the Globe – “Textbooks used in Saudi Arabia’s schools contain virulent forms of anti-Christian and anti-Jewish bigotry that continue to fuel intolerance and violence around the globe, says a new report…  ‘Because of the Saudis’ great oil wealth, it is able to disseminate its textbooks … to many Muslim schools, mosques and libraries throughout the world. ‘This is not just hate mongering, it’s promoting violence,’ … Christians are referred to as ‘swine’ and Jews as ‘apes,’ …” Read more.

Meteorite Crashes Through Roof In Connecticut After Residents Report Loud Boom That Rattles Windows

04/24/2013 2 comments

By LeAnne Gendreau, Ryan Hanrahan, Amanda Raus and Jeff Saperstone, NBC – “A Yale expert confirmed Tuesday that an object that crashed through a house in Wolcott Friday night was a meteorite.

Larry Beck, of Williams Court in Wolcott, called police at 10:20 a.m. on Saturday and said a rock crashed through the roof of his house on Friday night and damaged the roof and copper piping, and cracked the ceiling in his kitchen.

‘All the sheet rock had broken apart and it was on the floor,’ Beck said.

That was around the time that people from several towns along the shoreline called police and reported a loud boom that rattled windows.

Beck told police that he’d heard a loud crash and thought that a joist or rafter had broken.

When he checked the attic on Saturday morning, he found a hole in his roof, damage to the pipes and rock broke in half in the attic, police said.

‘As I’m crawling across, I say ‘honey, I can see some daylight coming through the roof,’ Beck said.

At first, police thought the rock was a broken piece of airport runway concrete that had dropped from a plane when landing gear was being lowered, because Beck said that there is a lot of overhead airline traffic at all and Bradley Airport and Oxford Airports are nearby, police said.

Officials contacted the New England Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration and arrangements were made to have someone from the FAA view the rock.

Beck also contacted a local meteorolgist about the rock that crashed through his roof. John Bagioni, who owns Fax-Alert Weather Service, LLC in Burlington, immediately thought the rock might be a meteorite. The description of the rock, coupled with reports of a loud boom across the state around the time the rock struck the home, lead Bagioni to his conclusion.” Read more.

Categories: Cosmic Craziness

Boston Bomber Took Welfare Handouts From The Government He Hated, Paid For By The Taxpayers He Wanted To Kill

04/24/2013 3 comments

How ironic. The people he longed to see dead were the ones paying for his living. This problem isn’t isolated to one Islamist in one city in one country. It is much more widespread than we think, and many even consider it a form of “jizya” payment from the inferior dhimmis to their superior Muslim citizens, openly encouraging Muslims to sponge off non-Muslim society. And now, thanks to America’s Obama Nation, they’ll also be eligible for free health care as well …

“The honor of Islam lies in insulting the unbelief and the unbelievers (kafirs). One who respects kafirs dishonors Muslims … The real purpose of levying the Jizya on them is to humiliate them … [and] they remain terrified and trembling.” Islamic Jihad, M. A. Khan

By Chris Cassidy, The Boston Herald – “Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.

State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaev’s attorney has claimed Katherine — who had converted to Islam — was working up to 80 hours a week as a home health aide while Tsarnaev stayed at home.

In addition, both of Tsarnaev’s parents received benefits, and accused brother bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were recipients through their parents when they were younger, according to the state.

The news raises questions over whether Tsarnaev financed his radicalization on taxpayer money.

Relatives and news reports have indicated that Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s descent into extremist Islam began around 2008 or 2009, when the ethnic Chechen met a convert identified only as ‘Misha,’ began to become more devout, and sought out jihadist and conspiracy theorist websites, and the rabidly anti-Semitic propaganda tract, ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.'” Read more.

Flashback: Welfare Jihad: UK Islamist Calls Taxpayers ‘Slaves’, Encourages Muslims Everywhere To Go On Welfare – “It’s at places like these that the Red and Green alliance between Socialism and Islamism really comes together. The left wants to redistribute wealth from the natives. The Islamists want to oppress their Christian and Jewish slaves and take their money. ‘We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, We take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway.’ ‘The normal situation is to take money from the Kafir (non-Muslim), isn’t it? So this is normal situation.’ ‘They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money.” Read more.

Categories: Radical Islam
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