Monday, July 17, 2017

‘Astonishing’ Spike In Demand For Exorcisms

THE DAILY CALLER


Demand for exorcisms is on the rise in both the U.K. and the U.S. according to data from a new report and warnings from church leaders.

A report on mental health issues facing the church published by Theos, a U.K.-based Christian think tank, revealed that exorcism is now a “booming industry in the U.K.” and warned of the inherent harm in confusing mental health issues with demonic activity.

The rise in demand, according to the report, is directly related to an influx of immigrants with pentecostal and charismatic backgrounds — Christian denominations which deal very openly with exorcism and deliverance. Interviewees in the mental health field said in the report that “the vast majority of cases” of people requesting exorcism were actually suffering from mental health issues that required psychiatric care. Neither the church nor the report, however, denied the reality of demonic possession and the need for exorcism in certain cases.

“Jesus’ command was to heal the sick and to cast out demons,” the report reads. “The two are not synonymous. Just as for physical ailments we recommend seeking medical assistance, so it must be for mental illness. This is not to discount the possibility of demonic attacks, but it is to apply caution, in order to ensure that we are best looking after the needs of sufferers.”

Leaders in the Catholic Church noted that the increased demand for exorcisms was not localized to the U.K. but is also seen in the U.S. Catholic leaders’ assessment of the issue. The cause for the increased demand, however, is not simply an issue of immigrant culture, but was also attributed to an increase in demonic activity, according to Father Vincent Lampert, lead exorcist of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Activist Who Called For 'Jihad' Against Trump Is Using 'Muslim Brotherhood Playbook'


Muslim Author: Activist Who Called For 'Jihad' Against Trump Is Using 'Muslim Brotherhood Playbook'

Dr. Qanta Ahmed said that progressive Muslim activist Linda Sarsour's call for a "jihad" against the Trump administration is a play from the "Muslim Brotherhood playbook."

"This is classic Islamist tactics right out of the Muslim Brotherhood playbook," the author and physician said.


Sarsour, a leader of January's Women’s March in Washington, D.C., was named a “Champion of Change” by the Obama administration in 2012. Known for her strong language against the current White House, she appeared at the Islamic Society of North America's annual convention and appeared to call for a "jihad" against Trump.

“I hope, that when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad, that we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East or the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reining in the White House,” Sarsour told her Muslim-majority audience.

Alt-right who relies on google for translation is trying to instill fear in the hearts of Muslims. We will be unapologetic about who we are.

This is very clear. The alt-right wants to get rid of me by any means necessary. That's their plan.

"In this climate, 'jihad' could be construed by a fanatic as a call to arms to act against our president," Ahmed warned.

Liberals' claim that Sarsour's right to discuss Islam as a religion is being denigrated is false, the Muslim British author said.

"We are called by the Koran to join and unite society, not fragment it," and Sarsour is denying Muslims this duty, she observed.

The Muslim Brotherhood wants Muslims to feel "vicitmized" and "persecuted," and Sarsour, a "political totalitarian ideologue" is promoting just that, the author concluded.

'CIVILIZATIONAL JIHAD' UNDERWAY AT 3,000 U.S. MOSQUES

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WASHINGTON – Even as President Trump’s administration tries to crack down on Muslim terrorism, public officials from both sides of the aisle remain blind to the threat of Islam, contends the man who infiltrated a top Muslim organization in the U.S.

Carl Gallups, host of the radio show “Freedom Friday,” recently interviewed Chris Gaubatz, vice president of Understanding the Threat, to discuss the Islamization of America by organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).


“Yes, the left has failed on this, but the right politically has failed on this as well,” Gaubatz said in reference to identifying the threat of Islam and proposing practical solutions to stop the covert Muslim invasion of the U.S. “When you have Michele Bachmann getting up and speaking truth about this threat, it was her own party that shouted her down, not the Democrats.”

Thursday, July 6, 2017

M6.5 - Leyte, Philippines


M6.5 - Leyte, Philippines

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.5 Date-Time 6 Jul 2017 08:03:58 UTC6 Jul 2017 16:03:58 near epicenter 6 Jul 2017 03:03:58 standard time in your time zone

Location11.114N 124.633E Depth6 km Distances3.2 km (2.0 mi) NNE. of Masarayao, Philippines12.3 km (7.6 mi) NNE of Ormoc, Philippines21.0 km (13.0 mi) SSW of Carigara, Philippines28.1 km (17.4 mi) ENE of Palompon, Philippines119.9 km (74.4 mi) NE of Cebu City, Philippines

Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.7 km; Vertical 4.0 kmParametersNph = 131; Dmin = 458.7 km; Rmss = 1.01 seconds; Gp = 30°
Version =Event IDus 1000976a

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Yes, Islamic Terrorism Really Is Islamic

It is a symptom of the denial and willful ignorance that blankets the present age that this book even had to be written, and that Ibn Warraq, a historian and social theorist of preeminent insight and wisdom, should have had to devote his considerable talents to it.
Nonetheless, we can be grateful that he has given us The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology, as this book is breathtakingly comprehensive despite its quite manageable length, and is, quite simply, irrefutable. If there remains in the world anyone who holds that Islam is a Religion of Peace and yet has sufficient intellectual honesty and acumen to consider these arguments on their merits, this is the book to give.
First there is the necessary work of clearing away the nonsense. Ibn Warraq takes up each of the major excuses that are commonly given for Islamic jihad violence -- that it is all about Israel, or all about U.S. foreign policy, or all about poverty and lack of opportunity -- and shows why each does not and cannot sufficiently explain the phenomenon at hand.

All Muslims Are Duty-Bound to Carry Out Jihad Against Israel

Iran’s Ayatollah: ‘All Muslims Are Duty-Bound to Campaign and Carry Out Jihad’ Against Israel


By CNSNews.com Staff | June 28, 2017 | 4:48 PM EDT

(Office of the Supreme Leader, Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei)
(CNSNews.com) - Speaking Monday on the occasion of Eid al Fitr, the Muslim feast marking the end of the month of Ramadan, the Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Iran’s so-called “Leader of the Islamic Revolution,” declared that all Muslims “are duty bound” to carry out Jihad against Israel—which he referred to as “the Zionist regime.”

“Unity and avoiding division benefits all Muslim countries and through harmony over the issue of Palestine as the foremost problem of the Muslim world, it must be prevented from being diminished or forgotten,” the ayatollah said, according to a statement about the speech posted on the ayatollah's English-language website.

“Palestine is the foremost issue of the Muslim world, but some Muslim countries act in such a way that is meant to make the issue of Palestine ignored and forgotten,” he said.

“According to Islamic jurisprudence,” said the ayatollah, “once faced with the domination of the enemy over Islamic territory, all Muslims are duty-bound to campaign and carry out jihad in whatever possible form and, therefore, fighting against the Zionist regime is incumbent upon and mandatory for the entire Islamic world.”

Monday, June 26, 2017

770 Earthquakes at Yellowstone in Past Two Weeks

UPDATE: Are 770 Earthquakes at Yellowstone in Past Two Weeks a Prelude to the Big One?
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz June 25, 2017 , 12:59 pm

769 earthquakes were recorded at Yellowstone over the last two weeks, raising concerns among seismologists that a catastrophic eruption may be brewing, and could hit sooner rather than later.
One quake measured over four on the Richter scale, five measured in the magnitude three range, 64 in the magnitude two range, and the other 699 have been measured at magnitude one or less.
Researchers from the University of Utah at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO), said to the Star Valley Independent, “This is the highest number of earthquakes at Yellowstone within a single week in the past five years,” adding, “Seismic activity at volcanoes can signal an eruption is due to take place, although predicting exactly when a volcano will erupt is, at present, impossible.”
Increased seismic activity is described explicitly in the prophets as accompanying the End-of-Days.
“I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; and at the heavens, and their light was gone. I looked at the mountains, and they were quaking; all the hills were swaying. I looked, and there were no people; every bird in the sky had flown away…” (Jeremiah 4:23-28)

Iranians Shout ‘Death to Israel’ And ‘Death to America’

Iranians Shout ‘Death to Israel’ And ‘Death to America’ On Annual Holiday

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 By Gage Cohen | June 26, 2017 | 5:38 PM EDT

Iranians celebrate with "death" chants
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians showed up in the streets to cheer “death to Israel” and “death to America” on the country’s annual “Al-Quds Day.”
According to a Reuters report, protesters expressed their hatred for America and Israel, holding signs saying “Israel should be wiped off the map” and equating America with ISIS.
Al-Quds is the Arabic word for Jerusalem.
"Daesh [ISIS], America and Israel are all the same. They are all terrorists," said a young woman marching in Tehran, Iran’s capital.

Arab Muslim Allies Move Against the Muslim Brotherhood

Today Kuwait handed Qatar a list of demands from other Arab countries -- many of them American allies -- demanding the end of support for terrorist organizations:

One of the cardinal demands is that Qatar stop funding the Muslim Brotherhood, a demand that was made clear when this crisis erupted earlier this month...

...Interestingly, in addition to Qatar's funding of the Muslim Brotherhood efforts to destabilize Arab countries throughout the Middle East, the country ensured that it would not be threatened by dismantling Brotherhood operations inside Qatar decades ago...

See also:

Qatar Told to Sever Ties With Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Shut Down Al-Jazeera

Weekend earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault mark tips of great historic quakes

Weekend earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault mark tips of great historic quakes

Over the weekend, there were earthquakes on either end of the San Andreas Fault system, highlighting the tips of two great earthquakes. In Northern California, a M=4.0 quake near the Mendocino Triple Junction marks the terminus of the 1906 M=7.9 earthquake which devastated San Francisco. In Southern California, a M=3.5 earthquake just east of San Bernardino is the southern end of the 1812 M=7.5 Wrightwood earthquake that killed 40 people in a church in San Juan Capistrano over 100 km away. While neither of the quakes over the weekend were large enough to cause damage, there were both felt, and because of the importance of their locations, deserve attention.


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Monday, June 19, 2017

17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque

Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque

By Faiz Siddiqui, Julie Zauzmer and Sarah Pulliam Bailey June 19 at 9:05 AM

Police said Monday they are not investigating the murder of a Virginia teenager who they say was assaulted and then disappeared overnight after leaving a mosque in the Sterling area as a hate crime.

On Sunday, police found the girl’s remains and a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the case.

The mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, and relatives identified the girl as 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston.

Fairfax County police identified the man charged with murder in her death as Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling. On Monday, they did not release any explanation as to why they weren’t investigating the murder as a hate crime.

According to accounts from police and a mosque official, a group of four or five teens were walking back from breakfast at IHOP early Sunday when they were confronted by a motorist. All but one of the teens ran to the mosque, where the group reported that the girl had been left behind, according to Deputy Aleksandra Kowalski, a spokeswoman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Earthquake & tsunami cause major flooding in Greenland

Earthquake & tsunami cause major flooding in Greenland

Earthquake & tsunami cause major flooding in Greenland (VIDEO)
The western coast of Greenland has been struck with a 4.0 magnitude earthquake, triggering a tsunami that swept away several houses in coastal villages. At least four people are feared missing, as a rescue mission in the village hardest hit by waves is under way, local police reports.
The settlement of Nuugaatsiaq suffered the most, with 11 houses being washed away and the community being left with no electricity. With a registered population of 101, 78 people have been evacuated to the town of Uummannaq, the Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation (KNR) reported, citing police officials.

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake - South of the Fiji Islands

M 6.1 - South of the Fiji Islands

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Location
24.105°S 179.591°E
Depth
518.2 km

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Car ran over Muslims who left a mosque in London

Car ran over Muslims who left a mosque in #London tonight. Imam said 6 people were killed. Driver was arrested.

London police: Vehicle has struck pedestrians "leaving a number of casualties"

Finsbury Park: 'Several hurt' as vehicle hits pedestrians

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A vehicle has struck pedestrians "leaving a number of casualties" in north London, police said.
One person was arrested following the incident near Finsbury Park Mosque on Seven Sisters Road.
Officers were called at 00.20 BST and remain at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said, describing it as a "major incident".
London Ambulance Service said it had sent "a number of resources".
Witnesses said the area was busy because worshippers had been attending evening prayers.
The Muslim Council of Britain said its "prayers are with the victims."

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Cynthia Vanzella said on Twitter: "Horrible to watch police officers doing cardiac massage at people on the floor, desperately trying to save them. I just hope they did."
Others have described seeing police tend to the injured.
One eyewitness who lives in a flat on Seven Sisters Road told the BBC she saw people "shouting and screaming".
"Everyone was shouting 'a van's hit people'.
"There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park Mosque that seems to have hit people who were coming out of the mosque after prayers finished."
She said the road was "backed up" with police cars, ambulance and fire engines.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake - GUATEMALA


M6.9 - GUATEMALA

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.9 Date-Time14 Jun 2017 07:29:07 UTC14 Jun 2017 01:29:07 near epicenter

14 Jun 2017 02:29:07 standard time in your timezone

Location 15.019N 91.928WDepth111 kmDistances15 km (10 miles) WNW (296 degrees) of San Marcos, San Marcos, Guatemala26 km (16 miles) E (80 degrees) of Cacahoat���n, Chiapas, Mexico40 km (25 miles) ENE (71 degrees) of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico158 km (98 miles) WNW (286 degrees) of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.3 km; Vertical 3.3 km

ParametersNph = 83; Dmin = 56.4 km; Rmss = 1.15 seconds; Gp = 46°
Version =Event IDus 20009mbt

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pope appoints abortion supporter to Vatican pro-life academy

Pope Francis appoints abortion supporter to Vatican pro-life academy

ROME, June 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Among the 45 new members Pope Francis has appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life is an Anglican minister who has argued that abortion should be legal until “18 weeks after conception.”
University of Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar, who was appointed to the Academy for a five-year term, stated in a 2011 dialogue with pro-infanticide ethicist Peter Singer that a preborn baby is “not…the same kind of thing as an adult or a mature human being” and therefore does not deserve “quite the same treatment.”
“I would be inclined to draw the line for abortion at 18 weeks after conception, which is roughly about the earliest time when there is some evidence of brain activity, and therefore of consciousness,” he said as reported by Standpoint magazine.
Then, one year later, when he was the keynote speaker for an event at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, he said that "it is not true that all abortion is equivalent to murder."
When LifeSiteNews asked Biggar if his appointment to the Academy indicated that the Church under Francis is shifting gears on abortion, he said that as someone who is not Roman Catholic, he did not think it appropriate to comment on the Church's position.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Interfaith / Islamic Trojan Horse Threat

Clay Higgins, George Soros, The Muslim Brotherhood And The Interfaith Alliance


"...The Interfaith Alliance has twisted Congressman Higgins’ words to imply that he called for the killing of all Muslims, including those in the United States.

This should not come as a surprise from this nefarious, anti-American organization.

The Interfaith Alliance is in fact a George Soros-funded front. They are prominently featured in internal plans from Soros front groups to orchestrate staged interfaith demonstrations.
The Interfaith Alliance also has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the forerunner of all modern Sunni Jihadist organizations.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) lists the Interfaith Alliance as one of its partners.
ISNA was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood organization in the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in U.S. history: the U.S. v the Holy Land Foundation. ISNA was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator in that trial.

Moreover, ISNA’s Canadian division was shut down by the Canadian government because it was funding jihadist terrorists.

It is sometimes said that you should judge a man not by his friends but by his enemies. George Soros, the Muslim Brotherhood and their cronies don’t like Congressman Higgins.

That must mean he is in fact the great God-fearing patriot that I know him to be."

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jihad during Ramadan is ‘obligatory’

Jihad during Ramadan is ‘obligatory,’ Taliban spokesman says


An official Taliban spokesman described jihad as “obligatory worship” and said that there would be no cease-fire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The spokesman’s stance is consistent with Taliban policy.
“Our fight is Jihad & obligatory worship, reward for every obligatory act of worship is multiplied x70 in #Ramadan,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on his official Twitter account on May 27, the official start of the Ramadan holiday.
“Calls for stopping Jihad in this holy month is ignorance of religion. Hurting civilians during #Ramadan & otherwise is a crime,” he continued in a separate tweet.
Mujahid’s stance on fighting during Ramadan is consistent with past statements. In 2013, while disputing a hack on Voice of Jihad that called for a cease-fire, Mujahid said the group would continue fighting.
“During the holy month of Ramadan, jihad has major rewards. And mujahideen will continue to employ all their fighting techniques to mount attacks on the enemy,” [Mujahid] said, according to Reuters.