Archive for 04/26/2014

Sun Unleashes Major Solar Flare, Triggers Temporary Communications Blackout On Some Parts Of Earth

04/26/2014 1 comment

Fortunately, it was temporary. This time …

By Tariq Malik, – “The sun erupted with a massive solar flare late Thursday (April 24), triggering a temporary communications blackout on some parts of Earth.

The powerful flare peaked at 8:27 p.m. EDT Thursday (0027 April 25 GMT), and ranked as an X1.3-class solar storm, one of the strongest types of flares the sun can experience, according to a report from the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center. NASA’s sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory captured video of the intense solar flare in several difference wavelengths.

The solar flare erupted from an active sunspot region known as Region 2035 located on the far western side (or limb) of the sun as seen from Earth. Because of its position, the flare sparked a high-frequency radio blackout for about an hour on the daytime side of Earth, most likely over the Pacific Ocean and Eastern Pacific Rim, according to the SWPC update.

‘Region 2035 is rotating out of view and won’t pose any danger for much longer, but could in the immediate future,’ SWPC officials wrote in the update.

When aimed directly at Earth, X-class solar flares can endanger astronauts in space, as well as interfere with communications and navigation satellites in orbit. The most powerful X-class flares can also affect power grids and other infrastructure on the Earth.

Thursday’s solar flare was the fourth X-class solar flare of 2014. It followed an X1.2 solar flare on Jan. 7, a monster X4.9 solar flare on Feb. 24, as well as an X1 solar flare on March 29.” Read more.

Categories: Cosmic Craziness

Interfaith Outreach In Syria: Islamic Group Seizes Church, Turns It Into Its Headquarters

04/26/2014 1 comment

For the glory of “Allah” and his cross-hating co-equal partner, Mohammed

1 Corinthians 1:18, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Church converted by Islamists in 2013

Church converted by Islamists in 2013

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “Shhh! Do not speak of such things! ‘Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.’ — Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013

‘Islamic group turns church in Syria into a headquarters,’ MCN Direct, April 24, 2014:

Daash, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria seized the Martyrs church in Syrian district of Raqqah. After removing the crosses and icons, the Bashar al-Assad opposition then proceeded to turn it into what they call the “Office of the Ombudsman,” where they control the city.

Source – Jihad Watch.

Flashback: Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Wave Black Flag Of Al Qaeda In The Sinai, ‘The Era Of Peace Has Ended’ – “Since those are Syrian Al Qaeda flags, maybe soon they’ll be able to use some of those weapons Obama promised them to overthrow the Egyptian government. ‘It could have been Syria, but it was Egypt, last week. Black jihadist flags, inset with the white oblong cartouche favoured by Syrian affiliates of al-Qaeda, were being waved above a cheering crowd. An angry speaker addressed the masses.’” Read more.

Flashback: Al-Qaeda Plants Its Flag in Benghazi, Libya – ‘Whomever Speaks Ill of This Flag, We Will Cut Off His Tongue’ – “I went to the Benghazi courthouse and confirmed the rumors: an al Qaeda flag was clearly visible; its Arabic script declaring that ‘there is no God but Allah’ and a full moon underneath. When I tried to take pictures, a Salafi-looking guard, wearing a green camouflage outfit, rushed towards me and demanded to know what I was doing. My response was straightforward: I was taking a picture of the flag. He gave me an intimidating look and hissed, ‘Whomever speaks ill of this flag, we will cut off his tongue. I recommend that you don’t publish these. You will bring trouble to yourself.’” Read more.

Flashback: New York: Marchers Raise The Black Flag Of Al-Qaeda During ‘Muslim Day Parade’ – “If skinheads had raised the Nazi flag during a ‘White Power Parade’, the liberal media would have been all over it like white on rice, and rightfully so. But if we speak out against a synonymous pro-Nazi ideology that just so happens to be the declared faith of 1.5+ billion adherents all over the face of the earth, then we’re suddenly the ones who are called ‘racist’ …” Read more.

Malaysian Writer: Islamism Is Rising In Malaysia, Bigotry And Supremacy Quickly Follows

04/26/2014 1 comment

And it follows at the expense of peace. For peaceful purposes, of course …

Qur’an Sura 3:110, “Ye [Muslims] are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind …”

Qur’an Sura 8:55, “Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve [non-Muslims] …”

By Jeswan Kaur, FMT News – “The country’s administration is in a mess and still, the ruling government continues to rejoice in demonising other faiths and uphold the superiority of Islam, which the Federal Constitution safeguards as the official religion.

From the threats to non-Malays to back off from using the word ‘Allah’ to the seizure of more than 300 bibles in Iban and Malay languages to the uncalled for Jan 2 raid of the Bible Society of Malaysia premises in Damansara Kim to condemning Valentine Day’s as the ‘root of all evil’, the Barisan Nasional government continues to display its pre-occupation with the persecution of the non-Malays.

The latest show of prejudice and discrimination against the non-Malays comes in the wake of the death of DAP’s former national chairman Karpal Singh on April 17. The MP for Bukit Gelugor died in an accident near Gua Tempurung on the North-South Expressway.

Karpal, who would have turned 74 on June 28, was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang to attend a court hearing in the morning. The country’s best criminal and constitution lawyer’s demise not only shocked the nation but the grief shown by the rakyat left the BN government red-faced.

Tears that flowed transcended racial boundaries. Devastated that the country had lost an outstanding fighter against injustice, Malaysians used the phrase ‘RIP’ (Rest in Peace) to express their condolences. But this touching farewell to a defender of the truth rankled the National Fatwa Council.

It promptly reminded Muslims that they are not encouraged to use the phrase to a non-Muslim because of its Christian connotations…

Has the National Fatwa Council stooped to an all-time low, given its hapless agenda of pushing Malay supremacy at the expense of the peace and tranquility Malaysians of different faiths once enjoyed?” Read more.

Flashback: Malaysia: Non-Muslim Students Forced To Eat Lunch Meals In Bathroom During Ramadan – “A decision by a primary school administration to order its non-Muslim pupils to have their meals during recess in what appears to be the school’s shower room has gone viral and angered netizens. Photographs of the pupils having their meals in the bathroom at the Sungai Buloh school have been posted in Facebook. It is believed the pupils had been told to do it there because it is the fasting month.” Read more.

Flashback: Malaysian Clerics Ban Sale Of Soccer Jerseys Containing ‘Dangerous’ Cross Symbol, ‘You Are Only Promoting The Devil’ – “The small street seller had all the European club jerseys ready for sale on Saturday evening, as passersby wanted to grab their favorite international shirt ahead of this month’s Euro 2012. But for Portugal fans, the jersey was nowhere to be found. ‘We are not allowed to sell the jersey because it shows a cross,’ the shopkeeper told ‘I still love Portugal and will be rooting for them, but we are an Islamic country and don’t want to get people angry,’ he added.” Read more.

Flashback: Muslim Group in Malaysia Declares Jihad Against Christians Who … Disagree With Them – “An umbrella coalition of Muslim groups held a protest today and declared bloodshed against ‘extremist’ Christians that insult and ridicule the position of Islam in the country. The Muslim Organisations in Defence of Islam (Pembela), comprising 20 groups, protested after Friday prayers at the National Mosque against Putrajaya’s release of Malay-language bibles and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s promise to never impound the Alkitab again.” Read more.

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