March for Life In Ottawa, Canada

maple-leaf-prolifeMarking the anniversary of abortion’s legalization in Canada 46 years ago, the largest turnout, nearly 25,000 pro-life people marched on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  The event was organized by Canada’s Campaign Life Coalition.

Life Site News stated, “snce then, an estimated four million unborn children have been killed by abortion, or 100,000 abortions annually.”

“More than 30 parliamentarians, both MPs and Senators, also spoke, including retired Liberal MP Pat O’Brien, who told the crowds that from his former office in Parliament he could see rallies throughout the year, and that the March for Life was by far the largest. He said MPs need courage because they are under “enormous pressure … not to speak out” on controversial issues like abortion and euthanasia”, reported Life Site News.

There were a small number of pro-abortion activist.  Rebel Media’s Marissa Semkiw interviewed one of the pro-abortion activist. Later he sent her an email asking her not to air their conversation.

Pro-abortion rights Alex was asked would he be ok with a woman aborting her child one month before it was due.
“That’s her decision again,” Alex said
Interviewer: How about a day?
“Also her decision,” Alex said.
“It’s not for me or any member of Parliament or religious institution organization to tell her otherwise,” Alex said.
Interviewer: “How about post-natal abortion?”
“Post-natal abortion? I mean – if that’s the option- that’s the option,” Alex said.
“But, again, I’m not advocating murder of any kind,” Alex said.

Greek City Demands Star Of David Be Removed From Holocaust Memorial

Star_of_DavidIn northern Greece, the mayor of Kavala is refusing to unveil a Holocaust memorial commemorating 1,484 Jews from the city who were murdered by the Nazis during World War II because the memorial features a Star of David.

The Jerusalem Post reports that the Greek news outlet Ekathimerini says “Mayor Dimitra Tsanaka’s decision was supported by the majority of the city’s municipal council.  The Greek Education Ministry’s general secretary Giorgos Kalatzis said Friday that Kavala risked being the first Greek city to turn down a monument raised for its own citizens.”

“How can it be that the eternal symbol of the Jewish people – the very symbol that the Nazis required Jews to wear in the death camps and ghettos of Europe during the Second World War – is deemed unfit for public display in Kavala? What gall for the Jewish community to be asked to remove the Star of David as a condition for allowing the monument to be displayed!”

“We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Greek Jewish community, and indeed with all Greeks who are as outraged as we are, by this brazen insult to the memory of Greek citizens who were arrested, deported, and murdered simply because they were Jews. In this respect, we applaud the Greek Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture, Education, and Religious Affairs, Giorgos Kalantzis, who said in response to the news from Kavala: ‘As an Orthodox Christian, I feel deeply insulted by this issue, because it would be as if someone asked us to erase or modify for ‘aesthetic reasons’ the symbol of the cross on the tombs of our grandfathers executed by the Germans.’

“Let us hope that reason quickly prevails,” Harris concluded, “and that Kavala’s city officials reconsider and reverse their appalling decision.” American Jewish Committee Statement

What Is Causing The Trumpet Sounds From The Sky?

Sounds coming from the sky sounding like a trumpet blaring have been heard for over a decade at different locations around the world.  The mysterious sounds are  incredibly loud.  Many explanations have been offered. Some speculations range from tectonic plates grinding, trains, shunting, construction, aliens, Apocalypse and the seven Trumpets of Heaven.  None have been proven.

A mysterious noise from the sky is continuing to baffle people all over the world – as well as giving those who hear it sleepless nights.

Sounding like a trumpet or a collective from a brass section of an orchestra, a selection of videos shot from the Canada to Ukraine, via the U.S., Germany and Belarus show strange goings on above us.

And the eerie sounds have been continuously heard at all different times and locations for almost a decade.

The first video posted on YouTube recording the unusual, unearthly sounds, was in 2008 when a user recorded the strange sounds in the sky from Homel, in Belarus.

That same year another anonymous user shared the ‘ear-deafening’ sounds that they insisted ‘were not a hoax,’ from a quiet neighborhood believed to be in the U.S.

Kimberly Wookey from Terrace, British Columbia in Canada first captured the alien sound in June 2013, and since then she has managed to capture several recordings of the noise with her most recent being on May 7 this year.  DailyMail

Can you work out what the strange sound coming from the sky is?

It sounds like a shofar.   shofar

A shofar is an instrument made from the horn of a ram or other kosher animal. It was used in ancient Israel to announce the New Moon (Rosh Chodesh) and call people together. It was also blown on Rosh Hashanah, marking the beginning of the New Year, signifying both need to wake up to the call to repentance, and in connection with the portion read on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Binding of Isaac (Genesis, chapter 22) in which Abraham sacrifices a ram in place of his son, Isaac.

Today, the shofar is featured most prominently in the Rosh Hashanah morning services. It is considered a commandment to hear the shofar blown. JewishVirtualLibrary

The most famous Biblical reference to the shofar appears in the book of Joshua, where shofars were used in the battle plan to capture Jericho.

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout;then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.” (Joshua 6:2-5)

Saudi Arabia To Buy Nuclear Weapons From Pakistan

4051a45206895cc0_150_nuclear“A Middle East crisscrossed with nuclear trip wires is a nightmare for the world,” Netanyahu said in April on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”

Saudi Arabia has taken the “strategic decision” to acquire “off-the-shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, risking a new arms race in the Middle East, according to senior American officials.

The move by the Gulf kingdom, which has financed much of Islamabad’s nuclear programme over the past three decades, comes amid growing anger among Sunni Arab states over a deal backed by President Barack Obama, which they fear could allow their arch foe, Shi’ite Iran, to develop a nuclear bomb.

The agreement, which is due to be finalized by the end of next month and involves the permanent members of the UN security council and Germany, is designed to roll back part of Tehran’s nuclear programme in return for an easing of UN sanctions.

There are concerns that Saudi Arabia joining the nuclear club might provoke Turkey and Egypt to follow suit. SundayTimesUK

This is a direct result of Barack Obama’s foreign policy; a nuclear armed Middle East.

ISIS In Ramadi

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ISIS seized control of Ramadi, the capital of AnbarProvince, as Iraqi forces fled.   Iraqi militias and Iranian-aligned Shiite have begun mobilizing near Ramadi on Monday to push back against ISIS.  Ramadi is dominated by Sunni Muslims.

Islamic State militants are already marching east towards the Habbaniya army base – around 20 miles east of Ramadi – where a column of 3,000 Shi’ite paramilitaries are amassing, witnesses and a military officer has said.

And if ISIS manage to reach Baghdad, it would be ‘utter carnage’, Professor Gareth Stansfield told MailOnline.

This region is falling into a deep dark abyss.

There is no doubt that US bombing has succeeded in slightly degrading ISIS—Central Command helpfully puts out a long laundry list of all the buildings and vehicles its aircraft have blown up. But there is scant sign that ISIS is on the path to destruction. True, its offensive toward Baghdad has been blunted and it lost control of Tikrit.  But the fact that the assault on Tikrit was led by Shiite militiamen under the effective control of Gen. Qassem Suleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, indicates the self-defeating nature of this offensive. Sunnis will never turn on ISIS, as they turned on AQI in 2007, if by doing so they will open themselves to domination by Shiite militias.

A reminder of what that would mean was delivered earlier this week in Adhamiyah, a predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Baghdad. Shiite mobs, with Shiite militiamen allegedly in the lead, rampaged through the area on a pogrom. As terrified Sunni families cowered in their homes, a number of homes were burnt and at least four people were killed. The security forces of a Shiite-dominated government were nowhere to be seen.

“Leading from behind” is a bad enough strategy when America’s allies take the lead. It is an utterly ruinous strategy when America’s enemies take the lead. But that’s what is now happening in Iraq. CommentaryMagizine

 

Former Soviet Spy: KGB Created Liberation Theology

Ion Mihai Pacepa
Ion Mihai Pacepa

Ion Mihai Pacepa is a former general in the  secret police of Communist Romania, who defected to the United States in 1970s. He spoke to the Catholic News Agency (CNA) recently about the connection between the Soviet Union and Liberation Theology in Latin America.

The movement was born in the KGB, and it had a KGB-invented name: Liberation Theology. During those years, the KGB had a penchant for “liberation” movements. The National Liberation Army of Columbia (FARC), created by the KGB with help from Fidel Castro; the “National Liberation Army of Bolivia, created by the KGB with help from “Che” Guevara; and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), created by the KGB with help from Yasser Arafat are just a few additional “liberation” movements born at the Lubyanka — the headquarters of the KGB.

The birth of Liberation Theology was the intent of a 1960 super-secret “Party-State Dezinformatsiya Program” approved by Aleksandr Shelepin, the chairman of the KGB, and by Politburo member Aleksey Kirichenko, who coordinated the Communist Party’s international policies. This program demanded that the KGB take secret control of the World Council of Churches (WCC), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and use it as cover for converting Liberation Theology into a South American revolutionary tool. The WCC was the largest international ecumenical organization after the Vatican, representing some 550 million Christians of various denominations throughout 120 countries. Full interview at CNA

Recommended Resource:

Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism by Ronald Rychlak and Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is available at Amazon.

Pope Francis’ Palestine Puzzle

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

The Vatican announced that it would soon sign a treaty that includes recognition of the “state of Palestine.”

Pope Francis to canonize two Palestinian nuns this week. Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Bawardy are two 19th Century nuns being canonized by Pope Francis. 19th century? During the 19th century was the time of the Ottoman Empire. The term Palestine was not an official designation (and it still is not) of the land south of Syria . Many during this time period referred to the area as “Southern Syria.”

Then Pope Francis calls Abbas the “angel of peace.”

What is going on?  It is liberation theology.

Continue reading “Pope Francis’ Palestine Puzzle”

Sister Diana Momeka’s Testimony Before Congress

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Sister Diana Momeka

Sister Diana Momeka, finally made it to Congress to appear before the House Foreign Affairs to testify about the fate of the Nineveh Christians and other religious minorities among whom she lived before ISIS invaded Mosul.

Following her testimony, Sister Diana noted that “The situation for my people and my country is grave, but not without hope. I believe that the international community, and especially the good people of the United States, want to see my government fulfill its responsibility to protect defend, and promote the welfare of all of its citizens. I call on all Americans to raise your voices on our behalf so that diplomacy and not genocide, social well-being and not weapons, and the desire for justice, not selfish interests determine the future for Iraq and all of her children.” Christian Newswire

The text of Sister Diana’s speech: Continue reading “Sister Diana Momeka’s Testimony Before Congress”

Nigeria: Muslims Destroy 100,000 Christians’ Homes, Murdering 5000

nigeriachristiansA report by Rescue Christians (video below) gives details of  the severity of Christian persecution in Nigeria in the six years in which Boko Haram has unleashed its reign of terror.  100,000 Christians’ homes destroyed and 5,000 murdered. “As a result there are 7,000 widows and 10,000 orphans in the Maiduguri diocese.”

A report by the charity also found some 350 churches have been destroyed in the diocese, which encompasses Borno and Yobo states as well as part of Adamawa. More than half of the Maiduguri diocese’s parish centers, chaplaincies and church-run primary schools have been deserted by Nigerian Catholics and many of them are occupied by Boko Haram militants, who control up to 85 percent of the diocese territory.

“People are very scared, and those who are able to return home find there is nothing left,” Rev. Father Gideon Obasogie, the diocesan director of social communications, told ACN, according to Catholic Herald. “A life lived with much fear is terrible.” IBTimes

 

House Won’t Allow Illegal Aliens To Enlist In Military

Rep. Mo Brooks
Rep. Mo Brooks

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals-Dreamers) currently does not change military enlistment policy as only U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents are able to enlist or be commissioned as officers in the U.S. military.

The House voted to strike language from the annual defense policy bill that would have allowed illegal aliens (Dreamers) to sign up for the military.  All the no votes (221 to 202) to remove the Dreamer provision came from Republicans, with twenty Republicans voting for the measure. WashingtonTimes

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala, said in a statement, “Today is a great victory for Americans and lawful immigrants who wish to serve America in our Armed Forces.  I asked my colleagues to consider how much American families are struggling in an anemic job and wage market and how much the Gallego amendment makes job and income prospects for Americans even worse.  It makes no sense to me that, at the same time the Army is downsizing and issuing pink slips to American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, there are Congressmen who seek to help illegal aliens deprive American citizens and lawful immigrants of military service opportunities.

I’m pleased the House chose to stand up for American citizens and protect the Constitutional duty of Congress to set immigration law.  Today’s vote was the fourth rejection of the President’s unconstitutional DACA program, with Republicans overwhelmingly standing up for the will of the American people and the citizens and lawful immigrants who want to serve our country.” Congressman Mo Brooks

Boston Bomber Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death

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The jury’s verdit-Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev death for helping to carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264.  Typically there are years and years of appeals.

A jury in Boston voted Friday to execute Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, refuting his lawyers’ argument that he was pulled into the plot by his radicalized Muslim older brother and overcoming Massachusetts’ popular opposition to the death penalty.

Tsarnaev said nothing when the verdict was announced at about 3:30 p.m. He sat in his chair and swallowed, and remained expressionless as the as U.S. District Judge George O’Toole thanked members of the jury, some of whom wept.

After he is formally sentenced by O’Toole, Tsarnaev will likely end up at the U.S. Bureau of Prison’s death row in Terra Haute, Indiana, where he is expected to embark on an appeals process that could last years before he is finally killed by lethal injection. At 21, he will become the youngest person on federal death row. NBCNews

ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi: “Islam is the religion of war.”

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

A new audio by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi  was released calling for ‘Every Muslim to fight in his land.’

The release comes as rumors of the caliph suffering a debilitating injury in a coalition airstrike have been circulating.

In the speech, Baghdadi calls on “every Muslim in every place to perform hijrah to the Islamic State or fight in his land, wherever that may be.”

“Do not think the war that we are waging is the Islamic State’s war alone. Rather, it is the Muslims’ war altogether. It is the war of every Muslim in every place, and the Islamic State is merely the spearhead in this war. It is but the war of the people of faith against the people of disbelief, so march forth to your war O Muslims,” he says. “March forth everywhere, for it is an obligation upon every Muslim who is accountable before Allah. And whoever stays behind or flees, Allah (the Mighty and Majestic) will be angry with him and will punish him with a painful torment.”

Baghdadi stresses that “whoever thinks that it is within his capacity to conciliate with the Jews, Christians, and other disbelievers, and for them to conciliate with him, such that he coexists with them and they coexist with him while he is upon his religion and upon tawhīd (monotheism), then he has belied the explicit statement of his Lord.”

“Islam,” he adds, “is the religion of war.” PJMedia

Many have called for a reformation of Islam.    makes the case that Islam’s ‘reformation’ is already here—and it’s called ISIS.  A return to scriptural literalism and away from tradition. Continue reading “ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi: “Islam is the religion of war.””