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Turkmenistan Policeman To Relative: ‘I’ll Tear Your Head Off’ If You Convert To Christianity

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For peaceful purposes …

Qur’an Sura 8:12b, “… terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.”

By Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service – “Police in the Turkmen city of Mary have resumed pressure on relatives, friends and members of the Protestant congregation led by former religious prisoner of conscience Pastor Ilmurad Nurliev. One police officer threatened to ‘tear off’ the head of one of his relatives if she adopted ‘their faith’, Pastor Nurliev told Forum 18 News Service from Mary on 17 September. ‘We’ve got no peace,’ his wife Maya added. Officials are interrogating all those they can find who signed the church’s rejected 2007 registration application.

Denied state registration, Pastor Nurliev’s community – Light to the World Church – has been unable to meet for worship in recent years ‘because of the circumstances’, he lamented to Forum 18.

The interrogations, threats and insults come as Turkmenistan has adopted a new Code of Administrative Offences which will come into force on 1 January 2014. The new Code prescribes new punishments for religious activity in defiance of Turkmenistan’s claims to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva (see below).

Numerous religious communities have been raided and individuals have faced fines under the current Code of Administrative Offences for exercising the right to freedom of religion or belief. These include the leader of a Baptist children’s summer camp in Mary raided in late June …

The most recent trouble for Pastor Nurliev, his relatives and church members began on Sunday 15 September, he told Forum 18. ‘Yesterday [16 September] I was summoned to the Criminal Investigation Department, where I was questioned by officer Rahman Rahmanov.’

Many of his relatives, his wife’s relatives, and all those they could find of the dozen or so church members who signed the 2007 registration application have been summoned, had their fingerprints and photos taken, been forced to write statements and been subjected to threats and insults, he said. ‘They told me it was because of people like us that Syria is facing conflict.’

Pastor Nurliev said police even wanted to know about people on the registration application who had died or moved away or no longer had contact with the church.

Maya Nurlieva, the pastor’s wife, was summoned to the local police station on 16 September, where Captain Sapar Atabayev interrogated her for three hours. ‘He threatened, insulted and shouted at me for all that time,’ she told Forum 18. She had to provide a written account of her life, including information on when she became a Christian.” Read more.

Flashback: Churches Raided, Crosses Burnt, Fathers Arrested: ‘Arab Spring’ In The Caucasus And Central Asia Spelling Doom For Local Christians – “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 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…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.” Read more.

France: Muslim Attacks Soldier In The Street, Demands He Not Act Against Islamic Terrorists In Mali

09/19/2013 1 comment

For peaceful purposes …

Islam verses Europe – “The victim wasn’t wearing his uniform. According to this 22-year-old man, it was indeed because of his profession that he was attacked violently, however, twice, in the La Source district.

He told police that he preferred to keep quiet about his job for fear of being insulted when he went back to visit his parents, in the district of La Source. However, this soldier was violently attacked at the foot of his parents’ building on 27 August. On that day, a neighbour, knowing his profession, reproached him with ‘defending the interests of France in Mali’, recalls an investigator. Adding actions to words, he struck the soldier on the head with his car keys, a wound that required five stitches. The attacker also struck his own sister who tried to intervene. End of the first act.

Thursday, 2 pm. The same soldier again became the target of the same man while he was waiting patiently at a tram stop in the La Source district. Kicks, punches: the attacker is said to have threatened to kill the soldier, telling him ‘that he had no business intervening against the jihadists’.

This time the man was arrested by the police, in the wake of the incident. He offered a blanket denial but the CCTV of the operating company allowed the police in La Source to confirm that blows were indeed struck against the soldier.

Aged 29, born in Libya and a citizen of Chad, the attacker ended up admitting the altercation but not the circumstances in which it unfolded. According to him, it was because the soldier got a bit too close to his sister that he came to blows with him. And not for geopolitical reasons. ‘He disputes the version of the victims and claims it was family-related,’ confirmed a source in the Orléans prosecutor’s office.” Source – Islam verses Europe.

Flashback: Mali: Al-Qaeda Beheads French Hostage In Retaliation For France’s Military Intervention Against Islamists – “Al Qaeda’s North African arm said on Tuesday that it had beheaded a French hostage in retaliation for France’s intervention in Mali, Mauritania’s ANI news agency reported, citing a commander for the group. ANI reported that in a telephone call to the agency, which has close links to Islamist militants, the commander said the hostage, Philippe Verdon, was beheaded on March 10 ‘in response to the French military intervention in the north of Mali.’” Read more.

Flashback: Mali: Christian Leader Beheaded as Islamists Terrorize Country, Create List of All Christians They Intend to Execute by Beheading – “A Christian leader has been beheaded and others are being threatened with similar treatment as Islamic militants run amok in Mali, West Africa. Christians have fled the town of Timbuktu in the north of the country where harsh Sharia Law has already been imposed amid reports that churches in Gao, 200 miles to the east, have been completely destroyed… ‘We have escaped in the wake of horrible death threats as the Islamists have a list of all the Christians in Timbuktu whom they intend to execute by beheading.’” Read more.

Flashback: Mali: Islamists Declare War On The West, Promise To Conquer France, America, Britain And The Whole World – “A militant Islamist leader whose forces have just conquered two-thirds of the West African state of Mali vows to launch holy war against the West. Omar Ould Hamaha, the military commander of Ansar Dine or ‘Defenders of the Faith’, which has scored a stunning victory in Mali against the failed state’s armed forces, now controls a region larger than France  … ‘Even if they (western forces) don’t come here, when we have finished conquering France, we will come to the USA, we will come to London and conquer the whole world. The banner of Mohammed (peace be upon his head) will be raised from where the sun rises in the east to where it sets in the west.’” Read more.

The Washington Times: Why Good Muslims May Be Considered Bad Muslims

09/19/2013 1 comment

Good article. Please read in full …

By Bob Taylor, The Washington Times – “On November 7, 2012, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch debated Boston College philosopher, Dr. Peter Kreeft, on the topic Is the Only Good Muslim a Bad Muslim? The title alone was thought provoking using the premise that in the eyes of a Westerner a ‘good’ Muslim is considered a ‘bad’ Muslim from the point of view of an Islamic extremist.

In daily conversations and media so-called ‘good’ Muslims are typically labeled as ‘moderates’ today.

The debate was moderated by John Zmirak who later wrote a story for Crisis Magazine with his observations about the evening’s event. A full transcript of the conversation can be found at the end of Spencer’s book Not Peace but a Sword: The Great Chasm between Christianity & Islam.

Among the most fascinating aspects of the dialogue was the context of the word ‘ignorance’ which has distinctly different meanings for both sides of the argument. Many observers, be they educated analysts or average Arab citizens on the street, emphasize that much of what drives Islamic extremism is ignorance that is frequently combined with poverty and a submissive mentality.

The word ‘Islam’ itself means ‘submission’ which translates to signify blind obedience, even if it results in death.

Spencer uses a more philosophical approach to his description but his meaning is the same when he writes, ‘In his absolute and unfettered sovereignty, Allah had doomed the Islamic world to over a millennium of intellectual stagnation and anti-intellectualism. A recurring idea in the Islamic world is that the Qur’an and Sunnah contain all that is needed for the proper functioning of human society, and everything else is either superfluous or heretical.’

That paragraph speaks volumes about the irreconcilable differences between the Arab world and the West for more than 1,400 years.

An article by Hadi Yahmad, chief editor of the Tunisian daily newspaper Al-Haqaiq, expressed a similar view on September 11 when he wrote, ‘We must acknowledge without shame that we in the Arab and Islamic region have become a breeding ground for terrorists… due to (our) cultural and ideological backwardness.’

Yahmed continues to chastise the Arab-Islamic mindset by saying it fails to recognize its own weaknesses while blaming others for all that is culturally wrong in Arabic society.  ‘(How) many of us have never asked themselves (sic) why these horrors, massacres, and cold-blooded murders take place on our lands?! Must we always lay the blame on others, so that we can (continue) to deny (reality), to forget (it) and to wreak vengeance?!…’

It is here that the debate takes on new meaning and the word ‘ignorance’ changes context. Spencer’s analysis of ‘ignorance’ as defined by Western media provides powerful insights as to why it is so difficult to negotiate with the Islamic world.” Read more.

Flashback: Think About It

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Saudi Cleric: Each Muslim Man Can Have Sex With 19,600+ Virgin Women In Paradise

09/19/2013 6 comments

The name of the Fourth Horsemen is death, and this is one of the many reasons why …

Romans 8:5-8, “… those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”

Saudi Cleric Muhammad Ali Shanqiti: “Every Muslim man gets at least two black-eyed virgins in Paradise. Each virgin comes with 70 servant girls. You are permitted (to have sex) with the virgins as well as the servant girls. For every women from this world who enters Paradise, you get 70 black-eyed virgins…. there are the women of this world who enter Paradise. Each one comes with 70 black-eyed virgins. The second type of woman in Paradise is the black-eyed virgin. Each comes with 70 servant girls… If you get married in this world then (in Paradise) you get your wife from this world, along with 70 black-eyed virgins with whom you are allowed to have sex, and each of these 70 virgins comes with 70 servant girls. So how many women do you get? That’s the minimum. Now, let’s assume that you are married to four wives, each of whom comes with 70 black-eyed virgins, and each virgin comes with 70 servant girls… How many does it come to? God help you… Your reunion (with your wife) lasts for 70 earthly years. When the 70 years are about to come to an end, another back-eyed virgin calls to you from above: ‘Oh servant of Allah, don’t we get a piece of you?’ You turn to her, and you see that she is more beautiful than the woman you are with. You ask her: ‘Who are you?’ and she says: ‘I’m your virgin in Paradise. Allah told you about me, saying There is more of them with Us. I am one of the more.’  You leave that one and move on to the next. God help you… You spend 70 years or so with her, and along comes the third …”

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Fury After Public School Sends Students To A Mosque And Gives This Controversial Alternative Assignment

09/19/2013 2 comments

Let’s not send them to a church or a synagogue that embraces peaceful coexistence. Let’s send them to a mosque that may be embracing violent jihad and Islamic supremacy instead …

Qur’an Sura 3:54, “… Allah is the best of the deceivers.”

By Billy Hallowell, The Blaze – “Should public schools be permitted to send students to houses of worship? Some might say yes, particularly those who believe that faith-related field trips serve as good educational opportunities. But what about when those trips include Islamic mosques and Hindu temples at the expense of others? A a controversy in Tennessee is brewing over exactly that.

Enter Hendersonville High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., a school that has come under fire after sending freshmen to a local mosque on Sept. 4, where they were reportedly offered copies of the Koran. In the wake of the controversy, the school has revised its field trip policy to restrict trips to churches, reports conservative commentator Todd Starnes.

The students in the school’s honors world studies class visited both an Islamic mosque and a Hindu temple. Considering that the pupils likely had little knowledge about either faith system, the assumption is that the trip was a cultural learning opportunity.

But some parents, Starnes notes, were bothered by the fact that Hendersonville students were not also sent to Christian and Jewish houses of worship.

Parent Mike Conner voiced his concern to Starnes, claiming that the kids were served cookies and punch at the mosque and that they purportedly heard readings from the Koran. They were, however, allowed to decline the Koran if they chose. At the Hindu temple, the kids were apparently led in meditation.

‘Our kids are being indoctrinated and this is being shoved in their face,’ Conner told Starnes. ‘It tells me they are pushing other religions and they want Christianity to take a back seat. They want our children to be tolerant of everything except Christianity.’

The blog, initially reported that the children visited the Islamic Center of Nashville, a house of worship described as ‘one of the most radical mosques in Tennessee.’ Conservatives have criticized the center in the past, but it’s unclear exactly what the children learned on the trip. A call to the house of worship went unanswered.

But the visits aren’t the only controversial element worth noting.” 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: Obama Administration Paves The Way For Sharia Law In America – “The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn’t the economy, which is scary enough. The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration’s passivity in the face of attempts to introduce aspects of sharia law into our legal system. Now there is strong and open evidence of the Obama administration collaborating with Islamist activists to ensure the path toward sharia law is accelerated.” 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.

Canada: Muslim Charged With Murder After Stabbing Firefighter In The Head ‘Without Provocation’ At Toronto Café

09/19/2013 16 comments

The Rotana Café where the brutal killing took place is known as a hookah lounge and is located a few blocks from the Madinah Masjid mosque. Hookah lounges are often owned and operated by Muslims and include Middle Eastern cuisine and Islamic decor and, for many, are regarded as a novel and chic way to socialize and “embrace multiculturalism.” Unfortunately, someone was there that night who decided to embrace something else entirely

Qur’an Sura 48:29a, “Mohammed is [Allah’s] apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers …”

By Tanya Mok, National Post – “An off-duty firefighter has died after being stabbed in the head ‘without provocation’ several times at a Danforth café early Saturday morning, Toronto police said.

Dominic Parker, 45, died from his wounds in hospital after he was attacked at 1:18 a.m. at Rotana Café in the Danforth and Coxwell Avenues area. Mr. Parker was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital around 2 a.m., and died from severe head wounds shortly after midnight Sunday. Police have charged a 23-year-old man with first-degree murder.

‘The family is completely devastated to have their husband and father completely ripped out of their lives so violently and so fast,’ said Jay Michaels, the media representative of Mr. Parker’s family.

Mr. Parker had been married for 23 years to his high school sweetheart and has two daughters, 18 and 19, both of whom are in their first year at Concordia University in Montreal.

Aside from being a firefighter in Markham, Mr. Parker also worked as a freelance set designer and had just finished shooting a Christmas commercial Friday night around 8 p.m., said Mr. Michaels. He and two friends from the production crew decided to have a couple of beers at a nearby bar and after several hours they parted ways. Mr. Parker went to pick up his bike, which he had parked on Danforth Avenue.

He decided to stop by Rotana Café first, where he knows the owner. It was while sitting on a couch sipping tea that Mr. Parker was stabbed repeatedly in the head by a stranger.

‘Police are calling it a completely random act of violence,’ Mr. Michaels said.

It’s unclear how many times Mr. Parker was stabbed but his most serious injury was a knife wound that went through the back of his head and through his brain, Mr. Michaels said.

Doctors surgically removed part of Mr. Parker’s skull to relieve some pressure but his wounds proved too grave.

Nabil Hurhuy, 23, was arrested in Scarborough Saturday afternoon and charged with first-degree murder …” Read more.

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Muslim Persecution Of Christians: July 2013, Attacks Escalate In Egypt And Nigeria

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Matthew 10:22, “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.”

By Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute – “On July 4th, the day after the Egyptian military liberated its nation from Muslim Brotherhood rule, Christian Copts were immediately scapegoated and targeted. All Islamist leaders—from Brotherhood supreme leader Muhammad Badi, to Egyptian-born al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri, to top Sunni cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi—made a point to single out Egypt’s Copts as especially instrumental in the ousting of former Islamist president Morsi, a claim that ushered in a month of slaughter against the nation’s Christian minority.

Among other events in July, unprecedented numbers of Christian churches were attacked, plundered, desecrated, and torched. According to one Egyptian human rights lawyer, ‘82 churches, many of which were from the 5th century, were attacked by pro-Morsi supporters in just two days.’ Al-Qaeda’s flag was raised above some churches; anti-Christian graffiti littered the sides of other churches and Coptic homes. Due to extreme anti-Christian sentiment, many churches ceased holding worship services until recently. Dozens of Coptic homes and businesses were also attacked, looted and torched.

In the Sinai, a young Coptic priest was shot dead in front of his church, while the body of Magdy Lam’i Habib, a Copt, was found beheaded and mutilated. Four other Christians were slaughtered by Muslims in the province of Luxor. Entire towns and villages have been emptied of Copts, including the eviction of more than 100 Christian families from El Arish in the terror-infested Sinai.

Coptic Pope Tawadros II left the papal residence at St. Mark Cathedral —which had been savagely attacked when Morsi was still president— for a time due to death threats, and temporarily discontinued holding services.

The rest of July’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes, (but is not limited to,) the following accounts, listed by theme and country in alphabetical order, and not according to severity:

Attacks on Christian Worship: Churches and Monasteries

Guinea: During a mob-led frenzy, Christians and their churches were savagely attacked in the Muslim-majority nation; some 95 Christians were slain and 130 wounded. In Nzérékoré, five churches, as well as the homes of pastors, were attacked by Muslim mobs. One priest recounted the violence: ‘The two Catholic and Protestant churches have all been ransacked and burned… Almost all the houses and shops belonging to Christians or people affiliated with Christians, have not escaped the fury of the attackers.’ Similarly, the Catholic area, including the quarters of the nuns, was looted before being torched. In Moribadou, the violence lasted three days and saw at least 10 churches destroyed.

Indonesia: According to the Annual Report published by, a Protestant organization monitoring the nation’s Christian community, the pressures against Christian communities in Aceh ‘have become intolerable. Within a year, with non-existent legal pretexts, 17 house churches have been closed: these also include Read more…

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