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Strong Earthquake Strikes Northeast Japan Near Fukushima

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USA Today – “TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Sunday in the same region devastated by a giant tsunami and temblor 2-1/2 years ago, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck shortly after midday, and was centered off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, and 30 miles below the seabed.

The quake shook a wide region, including Fukushima and Iwate prefectures, and there was no risk of a tsunami, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.” Read more.

Flashback: The Pacific Fukushima Ocean

Chewing Quds: Hezbollah Warns lsrael ‘We’re Coming’ As Iran’s New ‘Moderate’ President Calls For Its Removal

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In the name of “Allah” the Most [un]Gracious and Most [un]Merciful …

Psalm 83:2,4, “For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head… They have said, ‘Come, and let us cut them off from [being] a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.’”

CBN News – “The Lebanese-based terror group Hezbollah hung large banners along the border with Israel in anticipation of al-Quds Day Friday.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini established al-Quds Day following the Islamic Revolution in 1979 as a day of solidarity with Palestinian Arabs in their fight against the Israeli occupation — and especially Jerusalem, which Muslims call ‘Quds.’

Adorned with pictures of the al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount, the banners warned Israel in Hebrew and Arabic, ‘We’re Coming!’

Nasrallah called on the Lebanese people to come out in force Friday to send a message to the Israelis.

‘Because of the Second Lebanon War, there is a big score of historic vengeance between us and the Israelis lurking for us, for our leaders, our men, our presence and our entity, as they have harmed Imad Mughniyeh and others…

Meanwhile at Friday’s al-Quds Day rallies in Tehran, Khameini declared ‘Palestine will be free’ as a new ‘Islamic Middle East’ emerges.

Iran’s newly elected President Hasan Rouhani, touted as a moderate by many, called for the ‘removal’ of Israel, much like his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

‘The Zionist regime has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years and the wound should be removed,’ Rouhani said after taking party in the festivities, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agencyreported.” Read more.

Iranian Chief Mullah To New Iranian President: Fighting Israel Is Our Top Priority – “In a recent speech, top Iranian cleric Ahmad Khatami, a close confidante of Iranian Supreme Ruler Ali Khamenei, issued a warning to the future president Hassan Rouhani: If he wished to remain in power, he must confirm and carry out the ‘Supreme Leader’s’ anti-Israel policies. A report issued by MEMRI, the Middle East Research Institute, quoted Khatami, speaking on behalf of Khamenei, as saying ‘if the Zionist regime wants to attack Iran [even] in the most minimal fashion, we will destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa. We fear no one.'” Read more.

European Union Adds Military Wing Of Hezbollah To List Of Terrorist Organizations – “The military wing of Hezbollah, the powerful Lebanese Shiite group, was blacklisted by European Union ministers as a terrorist organization on Monday in a policy shift that reflected their concern about Hezbollah’s suspected involvement in Europe-based bombings and its growing role in the Syria war. The blacklisting designation was welcomed by the United States and Israel, which have long regarded Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Hezbollah and Iran, the group’s biggest ally, denounced the designation as a capitulation to United States and Israeli pressure.” Read more.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Attack More Christian Churches, Homes In Minya Village

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For peaceful purposes …

AINA – “Six Copts were injured in a Minya village after clashes with pro-Mursi demonstrators on Thursday evening.

The clashes left six injured.

Several Minya residents filed official complaints accusing supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi of attacking them and destroying their cars as they go to work in the morning and return back home.

Eyewitnesses said that Mursi’s supporters forced the Copts of Nazlet Abid Village to suspend work in more than 400 white brick factories where most village residents work.

In Delga Village south of Minya, the houses of several Copts and village churches were attacked by stones during a pro-Mursi march Thursday night.

Father Ayoub Youssef, the patron of Mar Guirguis Church for Catholics, urged security bodies to intervene in order to put an end to the attacks on Copts.

In preparation for Friday’s pro-Mursi demonstrations, security forces in Minya intensified their presence at vital facilities such as the governorate’s security headquarters, police stations, and banks.” Source – AINA.

Egypt: Christian Homes, Two Churches Attacked Back To Back – “Hours ago, dozens of Brotherhood members and supporters attacked an ‘evangelical church’ in the village of Reeda, in the governorate of al-Minya in Upper Egypt, destroying its exterior.   They also opened gunfire and hurled rocks and other projectiles at the Coptic Christian homes near the church, ‘creating,’ according to the Tahrir report, “terror among the Copts, especially considering the total absence of security forces.’ A separate report, also from hours ago, tells of how another church — as well as the residence of its priest — were set on fire in the Beni Ahmed village.” Read more.

Muslim Brotherhood ‘Taking Anger Out’ On Christians – “In the wake of the military coup in Egypt earlier this month, media reports frequently recounted the violent clashes between the military and supporters of the ousted Muslim Brotherhood regime of Mohammed Morsi. What is not often reported, however, is the brutal treatment of Coptic Christians, usually at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood. ‘Members of the Muslim Brotherhood have taken their anger out specifically on Christians because many Christians wanted the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi out of power and were speaking out, including the Coptic pope,’ said Jerry Dykstra … ‘So in the last three weeks or so, we’ve seen Christians targeted, especially a Coptic priest who was killed in northern Sinai. An Egyptian businessman was killed and beheaded in northern Sinai. Churches were also burned and Christians were driven out of their communities’ …” Read more.

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