Alison Weir ■ If things proceed normally, President Barak Obama will soon proclaim April 11, 2014 “Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.” Despite the innocuous name, this day honors the memory of a religious leader whose lesser-known teachings help fuel some of the most violent attacks against Palestinians by extremist Israeli settlers and soldiers. The leader being honored on this day is Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, charismatic head of a mystical/fundamentalist version of Judaism. Every year since 1978, a Presidential Proclamation, often accompanied by a Congressional Resolution (the 1990 one had 219 sponsors), has declared Schneerson’s birthday an official national day of observance. Congress first passed a Resolution honoring Schneerson in 1975. Three years later a Joint Congressional Resolution called on President Jimmy Carter to proclaim “Education Day, U.S.A.” on the anniversary of Schneerson’s birth. The idea was to set aside a day to honor both education and the alleged educational work of Schneerson and the religious sect he headed up. Carter, like Congress, dutifully obeyed the Schneerson-initiatedresolution, as has every president since. And some individual states are now enacting their own observances of Schneerson’s birthday, withMinnesota and Alabama leading the way. Schneerson and his movement are an extremely mixed bag. [...] Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson: “
This is what needs to be said about the body: the body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of [members] of all nations of the world … The difference in the inner quality between Jews and non-Jews is “so great that the bodies should be considered as completely different species.” “
An even greater difference exists in regard to the soul. Two contrary types of soul exist, a non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from holiness.”
The video shows a Christian who was captured by Syrian rebels. The men forced him to convert to Islam and declare the Shahadatan (“There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger”). After he complied, the men said that he was still an infidel and beheaded him anyways. If you ever find yourself in this situation, do not say the Islamic creed. Say the Lord’s Prayer instead.
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Naomi Zeveloff || A London court called the church’s leader to account for “false” doctrines—the latest in a string of sensational charges leveled against Mormons since they first landed in Liverpool. ■ The president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been ordered to appear before a British court to defend the Mormon faith against charges that it used false teachings to defraud church members. The court order is the result of complaints filed by Tom Phillips, a disaffected Mormon living in Portugal, on behalf of two men he says were induced to pay an annual tithing to the Church based on “untrue or misleading” claims. These claims include seven central LDS tenets, such as the belief that the Book of Mormon was translated from ancient gold plates by Joseph Smith and “is the most correct book on earth and is an ancient historical record.”
Christians Are Being Burned Alive, Beheaded, Crucified, Tortured To Death And Imprisoned In Metal Shipping Containers
The “coming persecution of Christians” has already begun. It is already here. So why is the mainstream media in the United States almost totally silent about this phenomenon? When some politician somewhere around the globe inadvertently offends homosexuals or Muslims, it instantly makes headline news. But very few Americans are even aware that it has been estimated that 100 million Christians are currently facing persecution and that approximately 100,000 Christians die for their faith each year. As you are about to see, Christians all over the world are being burned alive, beheaded, crucified, tortured to death and imprisoned in metal shipping containers just because of what they believe. This persecution goes on year after year and it is steadily intensifying. But the governments of the western world and the mainstream media are almost entirely ignoring what is happening.
Revelation 2:9 - I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Les Visible ■ On the Doorstep of a New World
Israelis [...] have got a personal agenda that is indifferent to the welfare of anyone but themselves. For them, Christmas means killing 3 year old children in occupied lands, illegally occupied by them and they do it to celebrate the bloodlust of the demon god they serve, who demands blood sacrifice in order to assist them in their ongoing war against the whole of the human race. You disagree with my analysis? Then explain to me how it is that nearly every Christmas they crank up their war machine and most of the time it involves an assault on a captive populace that they have corralled into an ever diminishing territory, which is for them no more than a playground for applied genocide.
That’s the message that was conveyed to a group of soldiers at Camp Shelby by an equal opportunity officer from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, according to a soldier who attended a recent briefing. ● “It’s unbelievable that the Army would ban ‘Christmas’ like it’s a bad word,” said Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, a legal firm representing the unidentified soldier. Two weeks ago, a routine meeting was held at the Mississippi base with various leaders of the 158th Infantry Brigade. During the meeting, they discussed an upcoming Christmas football tournament. The equal opportunity officer immediately objected to the usage of the word “Christmas.” “Our equal opportunity representative stopped the briefing and told us that we can’t say Christmas,” the soldier told me. “Almost the entire room blew up. Everybody was frustrated.
Kahlil Gibran ■ Jesus the Son of Man | His words and His deeds as told and recorded by those who knew Him
The IHEU Freedom of Thought Report 2013 has been published online today at its dedicated website. It is the first report focusing specifically on the rights, legal status, and discrimination against Humanists, atheists and the non-religious in every country in the world. The report found that:
• You can be put to death for expressing atheism in 13 countries
• In 39 countries the law mandates a prison sentence for blasphemy, including six western countries
• The non-religious are discriminated against, or outright persecuted, in most countries of the world
A new report launching today, Tuesday, examines every country in the world for legal discrimination and human rights violations which specifically affect atheists, humanists and the non-religious. The "Freedom of Thought" report by the International Humanist and Ethical Union, IHEU, found widespread discrimination by governments in every region. (Download the report here)
Just last night the superstar Israeli hoopster helped the Rockets soar to victory over the growling Grizzlies | Superstar Israeli hoopster Omri Casspi is about to claim another remarkable honor in his stellar career: The White House has invited the Houston Rockets small forward to participate in the Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony on December 5. Each year, the Obama family has held a reception in honor of Hanukkah at an event featuring kosher food and a long list of dignitaries. Last year's featured members of Cabinet, Congress, two Supreme Court Justices, and other Jewish community leaders: this year will feature, among others, Casspi. Just last night, one day before Hanukkah starts, Casspi brought gratification to the people of Israel and presumably to fans of the Rockets by playing a central role in defeating the Memphis Grizzlies. Casspi's 16 points led the Rockets to soar from a double-digit deficit to a victory of 93-86. Casspi, 25 and towering at 6"9, scored 11 points in the last quarter.
David Duke: The Jewish War on Christmas! ■ Christmas traditions banned—Jewish symbols erected! Every year, the world’s biggest Menorah stands right across from the White House on government property. During the Christmas season Menorahs are displayed on prime public property across the United States. Thousands of Menorahs are placed in front of town halls, federal buildings and schools. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that Jewish Menorahs are allowed, but Christian-themed scenes and deco-rated crosses must be banned. Even beautiful Christmas carols that have been sung since the earliest days of America are now banned in most schools. Although it may come as a surprise to some Americans, the effort to destroy Christmas traditions has been led by the organized Jewish community. The American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress, the ADL and a host of powerful Jewish groups have led the attack against Christmas. [...] At the same time symbols of the birth of Jesus are torn down, symbols of anti-Christian Judaism are erected. A manger scene of a child being born in the name of love and joy; for peace on earth and goodwill toward men — is banned. And what is it replaced by? A symbol of Hanukkah celebrating the annihilation of Jewish enemies and fostering Jewish resistance to assimilation.
Just weeks after the arrest of alleged Jewish terrorist, Yaakov Teitel, a West Bank rabbi on Monday released a book giving Jews permission to kill Gentiles who threaten Israel. ● Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the Yitzhar settlement, wrote in his book "The King's Torah" that even babies and children can be killed if they pose a threat to the nation. Shapiro based the majority of his teachings on passages quoted from the Bible, to which he adds his opinions and beliefs. "It is permissable to kill the Righteous among Nations even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation," he wrote, adding: "If we kill a Gentile who has sinned or has violated one of the seven commandments - because we care about the commandments - there is nothing wrong with the murder." Several prominent rabbis, including Rabbi Yithak Ginzburg and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, have recommended the book to their students and followers.
On backdrop of reports of progress made in negotiations with Palestinians, prominent religious Zionist rabbis call on public to say special prayer 'for wholeness of the land.' ● Prominent religious Zionist rabbis are calling on the public to say a special prayer "for the wholeness of the land," on the backdrop of reports of progress made in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and "the growing pressure on the prime minister to agree to additional withdrawals, Heaven forbid." In a "manifesto" issued by right-wing rabbis and national-religious yeshiva heads, they order worshippers to add to the Amidah prayer, which is said three times a day on weekdays, a segment written by the late former Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu against the plan to "tear our ancestral land."
Redress: Israel’s “men of God” pray for failure of peace talks ■ Israel’s rabbis, the advocates and guardians of Judaism, are asking God to prevent peace from descending on the Holy Land. The Israeli news website Ynet reports that, upon hearing rumours that Israel might relinquish tiny bits of the land it has stolen from the indigenous Palestinians, Israeli rabbis and heads of religious schools known as yeshiva issued a manifesto ordering worshippers to add to the amidah prayer, which is said three times a day on weekdays, a special prayer calling on God to kill the prospects of peace with the Palestinians. According to Ynet, “The collective call to add a segment on the most important part of the morning, afternoon and evening prayer is not a conventional thing. It is usually done only at real times of crisis, like during drought.” However, the “drought” on this occasion is the prospect of peace, slim as it is. So, rather than worry about Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons, the world had better turn its attention to the time bomb of bigotry that is ticking inside the Middle East’s only nuclear power, the apartheid state of Israel. And with the rabbis urging their flock to pray not for love but for the death of peace, the international community had better move fast.
Jerusalem Post: Overwhelming Israeli support of Gaza op
■ If you're a Christian, then you're a follower of Jesus Christ who taught people to love one another; shelter the homeless; feed the hungry and tend to the sick, not to nuke them off the face of the planet. What God does Hagee really worship?
■ Deluded Americans of all shapes and tastes will gladly bow and scrape before their Zionist masters this week, hoping for and praying that the U.S. will bomb Iran on behalf of Israel.
■ They'll rant and rave at their Congress members and make threats about the next election if they don't sign off on blowing Iran off the map.
■ Christians United for Israel's Washington Summit is the premier pro-Israel event of the year: They'd like to brainwash you into thinking the enemies of Israel are the enemies of the USA and turn Americans into the same brand of violent psychos that live on hate, murder, theft and lies that are the foundation and lifeblood of Apartheid Israel.
■ But the real enemies of America are those who lie us into wars, steal our savings, rob us blind and exert an unhealthy influence on our political structures. They are the ones who are trying desperately trying to trick us into bombing Iran into the Stone Age, just like they tricked us into invading Iraq.
■ Those enemies are the ones who attacked the USS Liberty, the USS Cole an had a hand in the 9/11 attacks...... and that is Israel.
● Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe to be a vampire burial ground on a building site in Poland. The team of historians discovered graves containing four skeletons with their heads removed and placed between their legs near the southern town of Gliwice. Decapitating a suspected vampire was common practice in medieval times because it was thought to be the only way to ensure the dead stay dead.
● The exact fate of the skeletons is yet unclear, but the archaeologists noted that, apart from being headless, there was no trace of any earthly possessions, such as jewellery, belts or buckles. 'It's very difficult to tell when these burials were carried out,' archaeologist Dr Jacek Pierzak told the Dziennik Zachodni newspaper. The remains have been sent for further testing but initial estimations suggest they died sometime around the 16th century.
● It comes a year after archaeologists in Bulgaria claimed to have discovered two ‘vampire’ corpses in excavations near a monastery in the Black Sea town of Sozopol, both more than 800 years old and pierced through the chest with heavy iron rods. Bulgaria’s national museum chief Bozidhar Dimitrov said as many as 100 such ‘vampire corpses’ have been found in the country in recent years. ‘They illustrate a practice which was common in some Bulgarian villages up until the first decade of the 20th century,’ he explained.
The Christians United for Israel Washington Summit will convene once again on July 22-24, 2013.
■ In a world where discernment and sensibilities prevailed, the ravings of these lunatics would be ignored and laughed at. That's not exactly what we have. These religious 'leaders', politicians and media propagandists are dangerous, not only to our own country but to the world. We can't look the other way and hope that they will disappear.
■ We can boycott, divest and support sanctions against Israel (BDS). We can walk away from liars and deceivers. We can try to educate others. We can refuse to enter into a relationship with churches and organizations whose message is not one of peace and who literally worship the tribe of the 'chosen ones' including all of their criminal elements.
■ We can approve of the notion of Eretz Yisrael, World War III and crimes against humanity in the name of God. Fallacies of epic proportion. — No, we reject those fallacies emphatically.
■ Yes, we are as opinionated as the CUFI crowd. We just don't have the mass media to talk our opinions up, few politicians attempting to stop the foreign influence and our collection plate is empty. Heart...maybe that's all we have left...maybe.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli security guard shot dead a Jewish visitor at Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, on Friday, apparently mistaking him for a Palestinian militant. "There was a Jewish guy, an Israeli guy, who was in the bathroom area," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP. "He for some reason shouted 'Allahu Akbar'," Rosenfeld said. "A security guard drew his weapon and fired several shots at the suspect... He died from his wounds a few moments ago." The shooting took place shortly before 8 am (0500 GMT) as the plaza in front of the Wall filled with worshippers for morning prayers ahead of the start of the Jewish Sabbath at sundown. The site was closed to the public for at least an hour afterwards.
Westboro Baptist targets 5 year old girl for running lemonade stand across the street from their church
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. - Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 Friday while she sold lemonade outside the Equality House across from the Westboro compound, and the online effort has raised $15,000 and counting. "Jayden and I went out there to raise money for Planting Peace, to spread love, to spread compassion," said her father, Jon Sink. "Our mission was not to stand up to Westboro Baptist Church." The efforts have clearly irritated Westboro members, Equality House resident Davis Hammet said. "She was so awesome. She was such a sweetheart," Hammet said. "She was right in front of this hate group. She was unfazed and unafraid, and they are so very vile and rude to people."
Pope Francis lamented that a “gay lobby” was at work at the Vatican in private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group — a stunning acknowledgment that appears to confirm earlier reports about corruption and dysfunction in the Holy See. - The Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious — the regional organization for priests and nuns of religious orders — confirmed Tuesday that its leaders had written a synthesis of Francis’ remarks after their June 6 audience. The group, known by its Spanish acronym CLAR, said it was greatly distressed that the document had been published and apologized to the pope. In the document, Francis is quoted as saying that while there were many holy people in the Vatican, there was also corruption: “The ‘gay lobby’ is mentioned, and it is true, it is there … We need to see what we can do …” the synthesis reads. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Tuesday the audience was private and that as a result he had nothing to say.
Jewish groups have spoken out against a cartoon published in a Norwegian newspaper that portrays circumcision as an act of barbarism. The European Jewish Congress (EJC) called the depiction a “hate crime” and is considering legal action, while the Anti Deformation League (ADL) called the cartoon “sickening” and “deeply offensive”. The cartoon, which was published in Norway’s Dagbladet newspaper on Tuesday, shows a Rabbi with a devil’s pitchfork stabbing a baby in the head. A woman is cutting off the child’s toe, while blood spurts over a religious book. In the caption the woman tells a policeman: “Mistreating? No, this is tradition, an important part of our belief!” The officer retorts: “Belief? Oh yes, then it is all right.”
Dagbladet: Dagbladets tegneserie vekker internasjonal oppsikt [29.05.13]
A new video shows foreign-backed militants in Syria whipping two men for violating marriage procedures based on their interpretation of Islam. - The incident has occurred in the northwestern city of Saraqeb in Idlib Province, where a court formed by the militants issued a verdict to flog the men - the husband and father of a local woman. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Salafi militants in Syria have conducted similar acts in over two years of turmoil in the country. They say their own interpretation is the only correct way of implementing the rules of Islam. Unrest has gripped Syria since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday. - The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte. "Our investigators have been in neighbouring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated," Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television. "This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities," she added.
BBC: UN's Del Ponte says evidence "rebels" used sarin
CNN: U.N. official: There are strong suspicions Syrian rebels used sarin gas
VOR: Independent probe must be launched into use of war chemicals in Syria - Russian diplomat
Russia Today: Radioactive materials disappear in UK over last decade
Tony Cartalucci: In Wake of US-Israeli Attack on Syria, UN Reveals Terrorists Not Government Used Sarin Gas
A no-fly list by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which bars people from traveling to, from, or near the United States has left many outraged, Press TV reports. - Thousands of people have been placed on the no-fly list over alleged security threats. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the FBI and the Terrorist Screening Center on behalf of a number of Muslim military veterans who have been targeted by the US government and given no explanation.
“I converted to Islam, reverted to Islam, is usually what I would say. When I accepted Islam as my religion, that was the first time I ever felt oppression in my life. That was the first time I was ever targeted and profiled for anything…” US army veteran and Muslim convert Abdullah Ray said.
Ray was notified that he could not fly back to the US during a trip to Colombia and was forced to travel back to the states by bus. As a result, Ray lost his job.
Families and relatives of political prisoners, including Muslim detainees in the Unites States, have taken to the streets to demand release of their loved ones, Press TV reports. - The protest took place on Saturday in front of the US Department of Justice in the US capital, Washington. According to the report, charges of terrorism or support for terrorism were made against the fathers, husbands, and sons of demonstrators. Protesters say people were being sent to prison for crimes that they did not commit. “Unfortunately people do not know enough about what is going on in their own country. People are being imprisoned for crimes that they did not do…. They are basically being framed. They're being put into prison for feeding hungry children,” said a prisoner’s daughter during the rally. Demonstrators also say that the US officials send people to prison to justify their wars across the world. “They (the US officials) know they are innocent and they just do it for political reasons to justify their wars abroad in Muslim countries,” said father of a prisoner identified as Ferik Duka. Political prisoners are serving anywhere between a few years to life in prison. Cases against Muslims continue to be filed regularly in the US.
The Boston Marathon bombing, horrific in and of itself, is made far worse by our response to it. For one thing, hate is on the march. Listen to the conversation between a Washington, D.C. cabbie – a Muslim from Somalia – and his crazed passenger, who rants that the Koran mandates death for unbelievers and demands the poor guy “denounce 9/11.” The passenger then assaults the cabbie, who reportedly suffered a fractured jaw.
Terror, such as we saw in Boston, is our doorway into Bizarro World, where up is down and everything is stood on its head. Sen. Rand Paul, leader of the GOP’s libertarian wing, responded to the Boston bombing by writing a letter to Harry Reid averring we ought to forget about immigration reform and suggesting “We suspend student visas, or at least those from high-risk areas, pending an investigation into the national security implications of this program” And, of course, the response of law enforcement was to shut down an entire city, ordering people to stay in their homes and imposing what amounted to martial law. Luckily for the cops, someone violated that order, went out to get a breath of fresh air, and saw Dzhokhar’s blood trickling out of a boat parked in the back yard.
A major study of attitudes towards religion says Germans approve of openness towards other religions. But many are still suspicious of Islam. Former German President Christian Wulff earned much praise but also much criticism when said in a speech during his tenure, "Islam is also a part of Germany." The criticism can be partly explained by the "Religion Monitor," a survey put together for the Bertelsmann Foundation. The findings have been published, and among them is the fact that half of all Germans believe that Islam does not fit into the Western world. The study, which surveys views on the social significance of religion and values, was carried out in Germany and 12 other countries, and included the views of 14,000 people. Among the Germans, 85 percent agreed or tended to agree that one should be open towards all religions. They saw most religions as an enrichment, especially Christianity, also Judaism and Buddhism, but a majority of 51 percent saw Islam as a threat. Detlef Pollack, the sociologist who co-authored the study, says that this negative perception could be due to the lack of personal contact between Christians and Muslims. More people in eastern Germany see Islam as threatening than in the West, even though the east is home to only two percent of all the country's Muslims. But Pollack also notes that people have even less contact with Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism, all of which are seen more positively than Islam, and he argues that the media have a lot to do with that: "The picture the media give of Buddhism or Hinduism is that of peace-loving religions," Pollack told Deutsche Welle. "Their picture of Islam is more about fanaticism and aggression."
Gilad Atzmon: Ynet reported [last Monday] on this interesting incident of a Haredi Jewish passenger photographed wrapped in large plastic bag during flight. The [man] doesn't like to be in proximity to women or Goyim, let alone Goyim women i.e. Shiktzes. He is religiously thrilled by this unique and original form of self imposed isolation. Ynet suggests that the man in the bag was an Israeli combat pilot at an earlier stage of his life. I assume that dropping bombs on innocent people leaves a deep scar in the chosen's soul.
[Ynet News] The New York Daily News later explained that the man was a Kohen, a descendant of the Jewish priests who presided over the Temple, and as the aircraft flew over a cemetery he covered himself in a plastic bag so he could remain pure. Under Jewish law, Kohanim are banned from going near cemeteries. The Kohen, formerly a secular Jew who embraced Orthodox Judaism and asked to remain anonymous, told Ynet of his long service in the Israel Defense Forces, where he held sensitive posts. In 1983, as a show of appreciation, the Air Force commander gave him the "opportunity to study in a yeshiva at the expense of the Air Force, which paid my salary for the two and a half years I studied in the yeshiva." The photo was the subject of public criticism and was shared and condemned on social networks. Rabbi Yosef Brook, head of the Netivot Olam Yeshiva and the passenger's rabbi, criticized the media coverage of the photo and the public reaction to it, saying: "I am convinced that none of those who reacted is at (the Kohen's) personal or intellectual level." [The] critics are primitives.
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