Tuesday, July 30, 2013


WorldNet Daily:

Islamic messiah Mahdi expected to return with Jesus, kill infidels

Iran is again asserting that Armageddon is at hand and that the Islamic regime’s followers, indeed all of Islam, must prepare for a monumental change in the world.

Officials of the Islamic regime last month held their annual conference on the Mahdism Doctrine to prepare for the coming of the last Islamic messiah, the Shiites’ 12th Imam, Mahdi.

Shiites, whose clerics rule Iran with an iron fist, believe that at the end of times, Mahdi, a 9th century prophet, will reappear with Jesus Christ at his side, kill all the infidels and raise the flag of Islam in all four corners of the world, establishing worldwide Islamic governance.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Stand with Apprising Ministries

After 3 months of being bedridden, Pastor Ken Silva was released to return home and continue his recovery...

Between a wheelchair, a walker, and a cane, I’m slowly regaining my mobility after being completely bedridden for nearly three straight months.

We’re grateful to God that this ordeal seems to be moving toward an end and in the upcoming week you should begin to see me slowly start posting some articles once again here at Apprising Ministries.

As you might imagine, having no health insurance, these past four months of hospitalization, doctor’s appointments, and medical imaging, has left us with a bill of some six figures.

Thank you again for believing in AM and for your faithful prayer. If you’d like to continue to support Apprising Ministries you may donate via PayPal by clicking here.

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Pope says he won’t judge gay priests

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT — Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis asked.

His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten.

Francis’ remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil.

He was funny and candid during his first news conference that lasted almost an hour and a half. He didn’t dodge a single question, even thanking the journalist who raised allegations reported by an Italian newsmagazine that one of his trusted monsignors was involved in a scandalous gay tryst.

Francis said he investigated and found nothing to back up the allegations.

Francis was asked about Italian media reports suggesting that a group within the church tried to blackmail fellow church officials with evidence of their homosexual activities. Italian media reported this year that the allegations contributed to Benedict’s decision to resign.

2 Timothy 3 English Standard Version (ESV)

Godlessness in the Last Days

3 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Why millions of Muslims are seeing apparitions of the Mother Mary


Why have apparitions of the Mother Mary appeared across the Muslim world in recent decades, and why was St George celebrated just as much in 19th century Anatolia as he is in modern Britain? Margaret Coffey explores the inter-religious saints that have bound together different faiths in shared ceremony and respect.

In 1968, when Egypt was experiencing something of a political, social and economic crisis, the image of the Virgin Mary was seen above the dome of a Coptic Christian church in the Cairo suburb of Zeitun.

Mary's image was seen first in April 1968, a month after workers had gone on unprecedented strike in another Cairo suburb, by two Muslim watchmen at a garage across the road from the church. The apparitions recurred for five months, for hours on end, and more than a million and a half people claim to have seen Mary during this time. There was no verbal message received, but many Egyptians interpreted the apparitions as a message about Egyptian unity and peace, and as testimony to the power of the spiritual realm.

Again, in December 2009, a Muslim neighbour of a Coptic Church in Giza, Egypt's third largest city, claimed to have seen a light over the Church from the vantage point of the coffee shop over the road. Over the following days, 200,000 people, Christian and Muslim, shared his observation—and took it as a sign of difficult times to come, when unity would be a challenge to the Egyptian people.

It turned out to be a timely warning—soon after, at the Coptic Christmas, a number of Christians were shot down in front of a church.

So, where is Mary now, when Egypt is again in a time of crisis?

Mary has been one of the strongest symbols across the Middle East for unity, across religions, tribes and nations.

In 1982, the year that saw the so-called Hama massacre, when the Syrian regime put down with particular thoroughness a Muslim Brotherhood uprising in the city that became one of the first opposition centres in the current war, Mary appeared in an ordinary house in the old city of Damascus. She was preceded by other manifestations that drew thousands of people, and when she delivered her messages over a period of years, they emphasised unity and peace, first among Christians, and then between all peoples. Our Lady of Soufanieh remains a focal point of prayer in Damascus—every day at 5 pm, the house is open for prayer, and those who come include both Christians and Muslims.

Learn why the Mary of Rome is not the Mary of the Bible.


The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy

Stakelbeck New Book Released: 'The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy'

Today is the big day. My new book, The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy has launched and is available from coast to coast.

The book is an in-depth look at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the global Islamist movement in the Middle East and right here in America.

It features my on-the-ground, exclusive interviews with various radical Islamists in Europe and the United States, as well as my investigations of the Muslim Brotherhood network around the globe.

The Brotherhood may be down right now in Egypt, but they're anything but out: including right here in America.

I'll be sending out exclusive excerpts over the next few days and am embarking on an extensive media promotional tour that will see me appear on Fox News, CNN, CBN, The Blaze TV, and talk radio over the next several days and weeks.

You can watch my interview about the book from today's The700 Club with Pat Robertson below. Here is the Amazon link for the book. Praying that it opens eyes and sells well!

Learn more about the covert Islamic infiltration of America here.

The Innocence of Islamic Jihad - Full Movie

Learn more at REAL ISLAM TV

Monday, July 22, 2013

Extremism Escalating in the West Bank

What happened at the al-Aqsa Mosque during last week's Friday prayers should be sounding alarm bells in the U.S., Britain and France.

After the prayers, during a demonstration in support of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi, thousands of Muslims began shouting slogans against the U.S., Britain, France and Israel

"Allahu Akbar, destroy the U.S., Britain and France!" the demonstrators chanted in scenes that appeared as if they were taking place in a remote Taliban-controlled village in Afghanistan.

But the protest did not take place in Afghanistan or Pakistan. It took place at the Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan, during which Israel allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayers.


Pope's Veil of Plausible Denial & Tweeting Your Way Out of Hell at World Youth Day

The Pope offers reduced sentencing in hell if Catholics follow Twitter &World Youth Day.  As the Pope travels to Brazil, he leaves behind the latest controversy to engulf the Holy See – a slew of gay sex claims, denied by the pope's spokesman, against the man Francis chose to be his representative at the Vatican "bank".

The question begs to be asked is...will priests get time-off in hell for child molestation if the Vatican's road map of plausible denial  is followed to fight the allegations?

There has been talk for sometime about a document called Criminales Solicitaciones (translated from Latin means "Criminal Solicitation"), published in 1962 by the Vatican detailing how The Roman Catholic Church was to handle this issue of charges of sexual and other forms of abuse against it's priests and nuns.

Published in Latin and quite lengthy, here is a translated version that has been reproduced below along with its original commentary by the person who initially re-published it online.

This person describes himself as a "recovering Catholic" more likely what is described as an "ordinary" or what we would refer to as a layman serving in the RC church. The sub-title of the document reads:

"For all Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Diocesan Ordinaries 'even of the oriental rite' "

It is likely that anyone serving in some level of capacity could have had access to this document, even the English translation below.

Why is this important?

Because the whole story Rome has been telling the world is a sham. They have known about this terrible abuse for decades and they directed everyone in their ranks to cover it up from the start.

Criminales Solicitaciones

Translated from Latin means "Criminal Solicitation".

The headline reads " For all Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops, and other Diocesan Ordinaries 'even of the oriental rite' ---Instruction on the manner of proceeding in cases of solicitation----Vatican Press, 1962"


Article 11 reads,
"11. Because, however, what is treated in these cases has to have a greater degree of care and observance so that those same matters be pursued in a most secretive way, and, after they have been defined and given over to execution, they are to be restrained by a perpetual silence (Instruction of the Holy Office, February 20, 1867, n.14), each and everyone pertaining to the tribunal in any way or admitted to knowledge of the matters because of their office, is to observe the strictest ++7++ secret, which is commonly regarded as a secret of the Holy Office, in all matters and with all persons, under the penalty of excommunication latae sententiae , ipso facto [see bottom of the blog for translations] and without any declaration (of such a penalty) having been incurred and reserved to the sole person of the Supreme Pontiff, even to the exclusion of the Sacred Penitentiary, are bound to observe (this secrecy) inviolably. Indeed by this law the Ordinaries are bound ipso jure or by the force of their own proper duty. The other helpers from the power of their oath which they {sic} must always take before they undertake their duties. And these, then, are delegated, are interpolated, and are informed in their absence by means of the precept in the letters of delegation, interpellation, (or of) information, imposing upon them with express mention of the secret of the Holy Office and of the aforementioned censure."

Translated into English, the above paragraph says that ANYONE in the Clergy who knows about a kid getting molested by another Clergyman must keep their mouths SHUT about it, forever. It further warns that if you DO spill the beans about a pedophile at the pulpit you will be AUTOMATICALLY excommunicated ... not just kicked out of the priesthood, but excommunicated!

(Catholic dogma primer: Sins are categorized into 2 classes: Venial--minor sins like lying, stealing; and Mortal--murder, rape, cheating on your wife, and ... not participating in the Sacraments!

If you die with a Mortal sin on your soul, you go to Hell immediately and forever.
If someone is excommunicated from the Church, this means you CANNOT participate in the Sacraments, meaning you will die with a Mortal sin on your soul, and go directly to Hell!
THEY aren't' sending you to hell, it's the Church Laws (that they made up) that send you to hell!)
The underlying message? Rat out another priest, and YOU GO TO HELL!!!)

...Wait, it gets better...

Article 13 reads:
"13. The oath of keeping the secret must be given in these cases also by the accusers or those denouncing (the priest) and the witnesses. To none of these, however, is there subjection to a censure, unless by chance toward these same persons some censure has been expressly threatened upon by the person himself, for his accusation, his deposition or of his violation (Excussionis?) (of such) by act. The accused, however, should be most seriously warned that even he, with all (the others), especially when he observes the secret with his defender, is under penalty of suspension a divines in case of a transgression to be incurred ipso facto."

Translation: You've got to make the VICTIMS swear to keep the fact that they were molested a SECRET, just like the priests do! Do a little digging into the big cases against the Church, that's a very common theme throughout.

BUT WAIT! it gets better!

Article 52 reads:
"52. These things having been taken care of, there should be a procedure to present the accusation to the person accused, according to formula P, having cautiously and most diligently made sure that the persons of the accused and especially of those denouncing him be not revealed, and, on the part of the accused, that he in no way violate the sacramental seal. Now if something in the surge of speech slips out which seems to savor of either a direct of indirect violation of the seal, the judge [in this document, a "judge" is defined as the presiding bishop of the diocese concerned] should not permit this to be referred to in the Acts by the notary; and if, by chance, it has been inconsiderately (put into the Acts), he should order, as soon as he notices it, to be completely deleted. In every way the judge is to remember that it is never right for him to bind the accused by an oath to tell the truth (Cfr. Canon 1744)"

Translation! Pretty mundane, standard, 'if someone slips up and starts naming names, the bishop should strike their testimony from the record'. The last sentence is the kicker ... DON'T MAKE THE ACCUSED SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH!!! Ha ha! Brilliant! As long as you LIE, we'll keep looking like we have moral credibility!! ... That'll work perfectly! ... well, as long as people are afraid of you...

Article 59 reads:
"59. The appeal having been made, the judge must transmit an authentic copy of the original itself of all the Acts of the case to the Holy Office, as quickly as it can be done, adding information as necessary or as he has judged to be opportune. (Canon 1890)"

Translation? THE POPE HAS KNOWN ABOUT EVERYTHING THE WHOLE TIME. And PROMOTED the worst offenders! Remember Cardinal Law of Boston infamy? Shuttled to the Vatican so he can't be prosecuted in the USA. I think the message the Vatican is sending is 'ha ha, victims!'

Article 70 reads:

"70. All these official communications shall always be made under the secret of the Holy Office; and, since they concern the common good of the church to the greatest degree, the precept of doing these things obliges under serious sin (
sub gravi)"

Translation: 'Dude! if this gets out, no one will believe in us anymore!! You are SO going to Hell if you screw this up for us!!'

Under Title V, subtitled "THE WORST CRIME" (it's really in all caps),

Article 71 reads:
"71. By the name of the worst crime is understood at this point a signification of any obscene external deed, gravely sinful, in any [sic] perpetrated by a cleric or attempt with a person of his own sex."

It's further defined in

Article 73, which reads:
"73. To have the worst crime, for the penal effects, one must do the equivalent of the following: any obscene, external act, gravely sinful, perpetrated in any way by a cleric or attempted by him with youths of either sex or with brute animals (bestiality)"

Translation: when you hear bishops/priests whining about how much of a "gray area" this stuff is, THEY'RE LYING. It's spelled out right there! any obscene deed OR AN ATTEMPT to do such deed with a member of his own gender is this "criminal solicitation" that they're trying to cover up.
They're not stupid, they're just criminals with a LOAD of money and arrogance.

Finally, we come to the section where the Vatican has laid out the formula for the process of the secret investigations. They have scripted out every step, including samples of cross examinations, and a formula for absolution (forgiveness in the eyes of God) of this sin.

What I write next is the oath sworn by all priests involved in said secret investigation, and (they hope) the victims. It's titled "Formula A--THE FORMULA FOR TAKING AN OATH TO EXERCISE ONE'S OFFICE FAITHFULLY AND TO OBSERVE THE SECRET OF THE HOLY OFFICE" [again, their caps, not mine]

"In the name of the Lord
I......appearing before......and touching the most holy Gospels of God placed before me, swear and promise to exercise my duty faithfully.....Likewise, under the pain of excommunication latae sententiae ipso facto and to be incurred without any declaration, from which outside of the moment of death, I can be absolved by no one except by the Holy Father, excluding even the Cardinal of the Penitentiary, and, under other most serious penalties, at the disposition of the Supreme Pontiff to be inflicted upon me in the case of transgression, I promise sacredly, vow and swear, to observe inviolably the secret in all matters and details which will take place in exercising the aforesaid duty, excepting precisely those matters at the end and at the completion of this negotiation (or of these negotiations) which can be legitimately published. Further, I shall observe this secret absolutely and in every way with all who have no legitimate part in the treatment of this same matter (or, who are not constricted by the same sworn bond); nor (will I ever), directly or indirectly, by means of a nod, or of a word, by writing, or in any other way and under whatever type of pretext, even for the most urgent and most serious cause (even) for the purpose of a greater good, commit anything against this fidelity to the secret, unless a particular faculty or dispensation has been expressly given to me by the Supreme Pontiff."

Let me just reiterate the particularly damning sentences in this oath:
"Likewise, under the pain of excommunication latae sententiae ipso facto and to be incurred without any declaration, from which outside of the moment of death, I can be absolved by no one except by the Holy Father." shorter version --'if I tattle, I'll go to HELL!'

Further, I shall observe this secret absolutely and in every way with all who have no legitimate part in the treatment of this same matter (or, who are not constricted by the same sworn bond); nor (will I ever), directly or indirectly, by means of a nod, or of a word, by writing, or in any other way and under whatever type of pretext, even for the most urgent and most serious cause (even) for the purpose of a greater good, commit anything against this fidelity to the secret...."

Shorter version: 'I won't tell, EVER, even if it means more kids get raped. We've got to protect the Church's reputation! It's MORE IMPORTANT that we have mindless sheep shuffling in every Sunday and depositing 10% of their meager incomes and obeying every one of our increasingly insane demands! If they know we're raping their children, they won't believe in us anymore!'

The actual document is 39 pages long and full of Catholic Church legalese, and REALLY boring to read. I hope this enlightens you a little bit. If you read this and decide never to set foot in a Catholic Church again, or patronize a Church-owned business again, then I will have done my part.

Basically, what I'm trying to show is the inherent evil in the [Roman Catholic] Church. It's not because 'some evil people have corrupted Mother Church'. The Church STARTED OUT EVIL. It's been a perversion since it took over the Roman Empire! ...

All translations can be found at Latin word look-up. Several Latin words have multiple meanings, so it's left to the Latin student (not me!) to interpret the meanings more accurately than I can, but I'll do my best as to what I think it says ...

latae sententiae: hidden opinion, or broad way of thinking

ipso facto "this itself is fact"

a divinis :coming from divine inspiration

CHINA: 75 Dead, Hundreds Injured in Quakes

China's Gansu province hit by powerful earthquakes

Two powerful earthquakes have struck China's north-west Gansu province, killing at least 75 people and leaving more than 400 others injured.

The first earthquake near Dingxi city had a magnitude of 5.98 and was shallow, with a depth of just 9.8 km (6 miles), the US Geological Survey said.

Just over an hour later, a magnitude 5.6 quake hit the same area, it added.

In 2008, an earthquake in Sichuan province left up to 90,000 people dead and millions homeless.

A factory worker in Min county told AFP that he felt "violent shaking" and "ran to the yard of the [factory] plant immediately".

"Our factory is only one floor. When I came to the yard, I saw an 18-storey building, the tallest in our county, shaking ferociously, especially the 18th floor," he said.


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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Churches and gay rights activist alike mark 'watershed' moment as gay marriage is legalised

The Telegraph:

Gay rights activists are celebrating an “historic” moment after same-sex marriage was officially legalised – but churches claimed marriage has been “stripped” of its meaning.

MPs cheered in the House of Commons as it was announced that royal assent had been given to the new Bill, paving the way for the first same-sex weddings next spring.

The Queen, who is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, gave her formal approval to the Bill – one of the most radical pieces of social legislation of her reign – this afternoon.

Monday, July 15, 2013


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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Report: Israel Attacked Syria from the Sea


An Israeli submarine attacked an arms depot in Latakia last week, according to intelligence sources.

The recent strike on an arms depot in Latakia was a naval intervention and not an airstrike, Middle East intelligence sources told the Sunday Times newspaper.

According to the report, the attack was carried out using a Dolphin class submarine and was well-coordinated with the United States administration. If the report is correct, it would be Israel's first naval intervention in Syria.

The officials also told the Sunday Times that the attack targeted 50 Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles.

Israel has purchased five Dolphin class submarines from Germany. Reports last year indicated that missiles with nuclear warheads were deployed on three of the submarines.

On Friday, officials told CNN that the series of explosions at Latakia port on July 5 were the result of airstrikes by Israeli warplanes.

The Syrian rebels said on Tuesday that “foreign forces” had destroyed advanced Russian anti-ship missiles in Latakia, hinting that Israel may have been behind the attack.

Qassem Saadeddine, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army's Supreme Military Council, said that the rebels' intelligence network had identified newly supplied Russian Yakhont missiles being stored in the depots that were hit.

"It was not the FSA that targeted this," Saadeddine said. "It is not an attack that was carried out by rebels.

"This attack was either by air raid or long-range missiles fired from boats in the Mediterranean," he added.

Rebels described hearing and seeing huge blasts, the ferocity of which, they said, was beyond the firepower available to them but consistent with that of a modern military force like Israel's.

Israel has not officially commented on the incident. Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said on Tuesday that Israel does not interfere in the affairs of neighboring countries, but it does act when its red lines are crossed. Some interpreted these remarks as a hint that Israel may have been involved in a strike in Syria.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Scandal and skulduggery at the Vatican

Scandal and skulduggery at the Vatican

"It’s like the end of the Berlin Wall,” said a high-ranking Vatican official last week after an invisible financial barrier marking the legal separation between the Vatican and Italy was breached for the first time.

According to officials at the Bank of Italy, the Institute for Works of Religion – the Vatican’s own offshore bank – has for years been allowing organised criminals, even terrorists, to launder money with impunity.

On Friday, Italian tax police arrested a high-ranking Italian prelate, Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, who until last month was working as a senior accountant inside the Vatican’s financial administration. They also arrested a financial intermediary and an agent from Italy’s secret services on charges of conspiring with Mgr Scarano to commit crimes of embezzlement and money laundering.

Mgr Scarano is alleged to have masterminded a plot that sounds like an airport novel. He attempted to bring €20million in cash belonging to a wealthy family of shipowners from a Swiss bank to Rome in a private plane, thereby evading customs and tax controls.

Archbishop of New York asked Vatican to hide millions from sexual abuse victims

Cardinal Dolan asked Vatican to hide millions from sexual abuse victims

America's most senior Roman Catholic cleric obtained permission from the Vatican to move $57 million (£38 million) of church funds into a trust to shield it from sexual abuse victims seeking compensation.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, told Vatican officials in a 2007 letter that the transfer offered "improved protection of these funds from any legal claim".

Cardinal Dolan, who is now the Archbishop of New York, has been credited with helping to root out a serious sexual abuse scandal in his previous archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

However, he has long insisted that he never deliberately sought to protect church funds from victims of abuse by clergy in the archdiocese, which he led as Archbishop between 2002 and 2009.

Yet on June 4 2007 he proposed moving the assets to "an autonomous pious foundation", which he had established a month earlier, intended to fund the upkeep of cemeteries in the archdiocese.

UN Calls Vatican To Confess On Child Sex Abuse

UN tells Vatican to hand over details of child sex abuse cases

A United Nations committee has demanded that the Vatican reveal potentially explosive details about the systematic cover-up of child sex abuse by Catholic clergy

Campaigners have called on Pope Francis, who was elected in March, to make tackling the issue of sexually abusive priests an urgent priority of his papacy.

The UN's Committee on the Rights of the Child released its demands for information from the Holy See on Tuesday.

The committee said that "in the light of the recognition by the Holy See of sexual violence against children committed by members of the clergy, brothers and nuns in numerous countries around the world, and given the scale of the abuses", the Vatican should provide detailed information on all cases of child sexual abuse committed by clergy.

The Vatican was told to show whether it had implemented measures "to ensure that no member of the clergy currently accused of sexual abuse be allowed to remain in contact with children," amid claims from around the world that bishops often moved abusive priests from one parish to another.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Human Trafficking In The Sinai: 'I Was Hanged for Days'

Tortured in the Sinai: 'I Was Hanged for Days'

"...Many of the Etritreans, like Segen and Philip, are Christians. Many don't survive.

"There are around 7,000 that went through these torture camps and 4,000 that died. Those are huge numbers and I don't think that the world needs to keep quiet about that," Shoham said.

Philip miraculously survived and made it to Israel where he received life-saving medical treatment.

The location of these torture camps is no secret.

"Their location and whereabouts is known already by many high officials," human rights activist Majed El Shafie told CBN News.

"The only way out of this problem is for the international society or the international community to put pressure on the Egyptian government to release the victims, to stop these human traffickers," he said.

Shafie believes some of the American financial aid to Egypt could be used -- with conditions -- to help these victims.

"Every American listening to us right now -- not only Americans but anybody in the world -- can make a difference," he said.

"You can contact your congressman. You can contact your senator. You can show them that you care about these issues," he said. "If you send an email, or fax or make a telephone call, he can save a life."

The Muslim Brotherhood in American Schools

ALERT: DHS Joins Muslim Brotherhood- Sharia Law in the USA

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 1: The Threat Doctrine of Shariah & the Muslim Brotherhood .


See all twelve video sessions here.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Islamic lynch mob waving Al Qaeda banners throw terrified teenage boy off 20ft ledge before beating him to death


Islamic lynch mob waving Al Qaeda banners throw terrified teenage boy off 20ft ledge before beating him to death

    • Teenagers thrown off rooftop ledge by Morsi supporters in Alexandria
    • Were celebrating ousting of Islamist leader when they met pro-Morsi mob
    • One of the members of the mob were carrying an al-Qaeda flag
    • Two boys are thrown off the ledge and beaten as they lie motionless
    • One of them, aged 19, was killed, according to local media.
    • This was the moment Islamist thugs threw a teenager head-first off a roof as the vicious riots sweeping Egypt plumbed grisly new depths.

  • His only ‘crime’ was to have been caught celebrating the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the army last week.

    In horrifying footage, the boy is seen hiding with three friends from a large group who had chased them in Alexandria.

Muslim Brotherhood calls for ‘uprising’ after killing of forty-two loyalists of Egypt's ousted president.

Egypt closes Freedom and Justice Party HQ over weapons find

Brotherhood's political arm, Freedom and Justice Party, calls for ‘uprising’ after killing of forty-two loyalists of Egypt's ousted president.

CAIRO - Egypt's prosecution ordered the closure of the Cairo headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party after police found weapons inside it on Monday, a security official said.

Police found "flammable liquid, knives and arms to be used against the June 30 protests," the official said, in reference to demonstrations that saw millions take to the streets to demand the resignation of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Forty-two loyalists of Egypt's ousted president were killed on Monday while demonstrating against last week's military coup, triggering an Islamist uprising call and dashing the army's hopes for an interim civilian administration.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which has led demonstrations against the overthrow of Morsi last Wednesday, said its supporters were "massacred" when police and troops fired on them during dawn prayers outside an elite army headquarters in Cairo.

The military blamed "terrorists" while witnesses, including Brotherhood supporters at the scene, said that the armed forces fired only tear gas and warning shots and that "thugs" in civilian clothes had carried out the deadly shooting.

Prominent liberal leader Mohamed ElBaradei called for an independent inquiry into the bloodshed. Turkey strongly condemned the killings.

The conservative Islamist Al-Nur party, which won almost a quarter of votes in a 2011 parliamentary election and had given its support to the army's overthrow of Morsi, said it was pulling out of talks on a new government in response to the "massacre".

The bloodshed happened outside the headquarters of the elite Republican Guard, whom the Brotherhood accuses of betraying Morsi.

See also: Egypt on brink of civil war: Muslim Brotherhood calls for 'uprising'

Holiest Buddhist Site In India Attacked By Bombs

Nine explosions in a coordinated terrorist attack Sunday struck India’s holiest Buddhist shrine, the Mahabodhi temple complex in the pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya, wounding two monks, police said.

No group has claimed responsibility, but Muslim extremists seeking revenge for attacks on the Muslim minority by Buddhists in Myanmar were suspected.

Buddhists from all over the world visit the temple, which has the Bodhi tree under which the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. “The holy Bodhi tree is safe and there is no damage to it,” said the Bihar state director general of police, Abhayanand.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh strongly condemned the blasts, saying: "Such attacks on religious places will be never be tolerated." Political leaders and groups across India joined in the outrage.

The Mahabodhi Temple has been closed for the general public but the prayers will continue to be held as usual, Abhayanand told the Times of India. The Bodhgaya complex is one of the oldest Buddhist sites in India, visited by millions of pilgrims from the world over. It was listed as a world heritage site by Unesco in 2002.

The Bihar police said four blasts took place inside the Mahabodhi temple complex and three occurred at the Terega monastery, while one each were triggered near an 80-feet-tall Buddha statue and a vacant tourist bus parked close to the temple complex, the Hindustan Times reported.

The police said two more live bombs were defused in the town and a third in a village nearby. The Hindustan Times says that according to intelligence sources, Bodh Gaya has been in the crosshairs of Pakistan-based Islamic terrorists who want to avenge the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar.

See also: Did attacks on Muslims in Myanmar trigger Bodh Gaya blasts?

Saturday, July 6, 2013

30 killed in school attack in northeast Nigeria


POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants attacked a boarding school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Saturday, killing 29 students and one teacher. Some of the pupils were burned alive in the latest school attack blamed on a radical terror group, survivors said.

Parents screamed in anguish as they tried to identify the charred and gunshot victims.

Farmer Malam Abdullahi found the bodies of two of his sons, a 10-year-old shot in the back as he apparently tried to run away, and a 12-year-old shot in the chest.

"That's it, I'm taking my other boys out of school," he told The Associated Press as he wept over the two corpses. He said he had three younger children in a nearby school.

"It's not safe," he said. "The gunmen are attacking schools and there is no protection for students despite all the soldiers."

Survivors at the Potiskum General Hospital and its mortuary said gunmen attacked Government Secondary School in Mamudo village, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Potiskum town at about 3 a.m. Saturday. The gunmen are believed to be from the Boko Haram sect whose name means "Western education is sacrilege."

They killed 29 students and an English teacher Mohammed Musa, who was shot in the chest according to another teacher, Ibrahim Abdu.

"We were sleeping when we heard gunshots. When I woke up, someone was pointing a gun at me," said 15-year-old Musa Hassan.

He put his arm up in defense, and suffered a gunshot that blew off all four fingers on his right hand, the one he uses to write with.

He said the gunmen came armed with jerry cans of fuel that they used to torch the school's administrative block and one of the hostels.

"They burned the children alive," he said, the horror showing in his wide eyes.

He and teachers at the morgue said dozens of children from the 1,200-student school escaped into the bush but have not been seen since.

Some bodies are so charred they could not be identified, so many parents do not know if their children survived or died.

Islamic militants from Boko Haram and breakaway groups have killed more than 1,600 civilians in suicide bombings and other attacks since 2010, according to an Associated Press count.

Egypt: Coptic Christian priest shot dead


A Coptic Christian priest in Egypt's Northern Sinai has been shot dead, in what could be the first sectarian attack since the military overthrow of Islamist Mohammed Morsi.

The priest, Mina Aboud Sharween, was attacked in the early afternoon while walking in the Masaeed area in El Arish.

The shooting in the coastal city was one of several attacks believed to be by Islamist insurgents that included firing at four military checkpoints in the region, the sources said.

6.4 Mag earthquake, Indonesia

Event Time

2013-07-06 05:05:07 UTC
2013-07-06 12:05:07 UTC+07:00 at epicenter
2013-07-06 06:05:07 UTC+01:00 system time

3.237°S 100.595°E depth=23.5km (14.6mi)

Nearby Cities

154km (96mi) SW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia
195km (121mi) WNW of Bengkulu, Indonesia
216km (134mi) W of Curup, Indonesia
252km (157mi) W of Lubuklinggau, Indonesia
617km (383mi) SW of Singapore, Singapore

Friday, July 5, 2013

Jihad In Amerca: The Muslim Brotherhood - The Godfather of Islamic Terrorism

Jihad In America: The Muslim Brotherhood

Jihad In America: "It Is Our Job To Change The U.S. Constitution"


Jihad in America: The Grand Deception


Steve Emerson and The Investigative Project on Terrorism's documentary Jihad in America: The Grand Deception is a powerful film that should be shown across America -in high schools, on college campuses, in our houses of worship, and most importantly, throughout the state and federal governments. It turns the concept of political correctness that has dominated our learning institutions, government bureaucracies, and media and entertainment organizations on its head as the viewer is left in wonderment at the self-induced and resulting indoctrination that has overwhelmed American culture.

Emerson's documentary exposes the stealth war that the Muslim Brotherhood has been conducting behind the scenes in America as its influence has infected academia, Hollywood, journalism, law enforcement, and the highest echelons of government. Throughout the film, undercover video and audio clips are interspersed between interviews with law enforcement officials and MB experts to describe the evolution of an organization that was founded in Egypt in 1928 in order to bring Muslims back to their Islamic values and create an Islamic caliphate across the world. From founder Hassan al-Banna: "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its laws on all nations and extend its power to the entire planet."

With the MB's migration across the globe, its presence in the U.S. should be no surprise. What is surprising is the film's exposure of the extent to which the MB has infiltrated so many influential aspects of our society. Through the establishment of a complicated network of front groups seemingly legitimate on their face, the group has gained respectability without accountability and successfully camouflaged its true agenda of destroying Western civilization from within.

A disturbing lesson from the film is that the U.S. government -- from the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and State to the F.B.I. -- has full knowledge of the MB's intricate network and agenda. In the face of that knowledge, the officials whom we have entrusted with national security and protection of our freedoms and values have either willfully turned a blind eye or been utterly complicit in furthering the nefarious goals of radical Islam.

For instance, the viewer learns of a declassified FBI document that states, "...the IKHWAN (Muslim Brotherhood) in the United States has as its ultimate goal political control of all non-Islamic Governments in the world." And yet, instead of isolating the MB, the government has engaged them and shut down decades-long FBI investigations into their activities. Dr. Mamoun Fandy, a MB expert featured in the film observed, "The West is tremendously naïve about the danger of these various Islamic organizations."

CAIRS's Cultural Jihad In America

Clarion Project - Exposing Islamic Extremism

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood, Salafis attack church, loot Christian homes in revenge for toppling of Morsi


This Arabic-language story says that the attackers were "supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis," and that they "looted dozens of homes and tried to burn down the Catholic Church." This followed a "proliferation of calls on social networking sites to retaliate against the Copts, claiming they brought down the President."

This is not a problem. No one minds this. It only becomes a problem when non-Muslims start talking about it -- right, Bishop?

"AFRICA/EGYPT - After the deposition of Morsi, reprisals against Christians," from News.va, July 4:

Minya - Among the episodes of violence in Egypt after the overthrow of President Morsi there is also the attack against the Coptic Catholic parish of St. George, in the village of Delgia, 60 kilometers from Minya. Since Wednesday evening, July 3 groups of fanatical Islamists first looted and then burned down the pastor’s house and church group buildings. "Thank God there were no victims and injuries" says to Fides Agency the Coptic Catholic Bishop of Minya Botros Fahim Awad Hanna "but the alarm continues. The fundamentalists have closed the roads at the entrance to the village. They shout slogans against Christians, they say they want to destroy everything and now they are trying again to storm the church. The local police are helpless, I called Cairo to ask for the intervention of the army."

The attack on the parish of St. George is so far the most serious incident of violence against Christians recorded in the dramatic hours experienced by the Country. But threats and intimidation against Christian communities also occur in other Egyptian places.

White House Demands That Morsi Return as President

Obama Administration Doubles Down on His Support for the Muslim Brotherhood - SECURE AMERICA NOW

A year ago, President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton abandoned Egyptian democrats by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's national elections. This lead to the election of Mohamed Morsi, a rabid opponent of Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and the West. In addition, Morsi called Jews the descendants of Apes and Pigs.

President Obama applauded Morsi's election as President of Egypt.

Obama showered Morsi's Egypt with American financial aid and recently awarded the Morsi regime advanced military equipment.

The Obama Administration closed its eyes to Morsi's corruption and incompetence. The Administration took no action when Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood physically brutalized Egypt's Coptic Christians -- leading to the deaths of many innocents.

While Obama's Administration supported Morsi as he moved toward silencing his opponents, the Egyptian people rose up against the dictatorial Morsi rule.

Millions of Egyptians marched against and brought down the Morsi government. Morsi has been disposed of, but President Obama is still defending him and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Yesterday, President Obama demanded that Morsi be reinstated as President of Egypt.

This is incredible. The United States should be on the side of defending the oppressed and not supporting their oppressors.

When Christians were being assaulted by Morsi's thugs, President Obama was silent. For some reason our President insists on supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.

We do not know what will happen in Egypt, but we know that an Egypt without the Muslim Brotherhood in control is a friendlier one, to both the United States and Israel.

Tell President Obama to stand up for what is good for America -- not for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood!

Other Security Developments:

The Threat is Coming From the Muslim Community, Says Cong. King

Canada Police Arrest Two for 'al-Qaeda-Supported' Plot to Bomb Via Train

America in The Mirror

Isaiah 1

The Unfaithful City

21 How the faithful city
    has become a whore,[d]
    she who was full of justice!
Righteousness lodged in her,
    but now murderers.
22 Your silver has become dross,
    your best wine mixed with water.
23 Your princes are rebels
    and companions of thieves.
Everyone loves a bribe
    and runs after gifts.
They do not bring justice to the fatherless,
    and the widow's cause does not come to them.

24 Therefore the Lord declares,
    the Lord of hosts,
    the Mighty One of Israel:
“Ah, I will get relief from my enemies
    and avenge myself on my foes.
25 I will turn my hand against you
    and will smelt away your dross as with lye
    and remove all your alloy.
26 And I will restore your judges as at the first,

Islamist rebel vows 'maximum force' to stop Sochi Olympics

(Reuters) - Russian Islamist rebel leaders urged their fighters on Wednesday to use "maximum force" to prevent President Vladimir Putin staging the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

In an online video recorded in a forest, Doku Umarov said an order not to attack Russian targets outside the North Caucasus had been cancelled and likened holding the Games in the Black Sea city to performing "Satanic dances" on the graves of Muslims killed fighting Russian forces there in the 19th century.

Umarov sat wearing camouflage fatigues and a cap in front of a black jihadist flag, flanked by two fighters who, like him, were bearded. As he spoke, birds could be heard singing in the forest around him.

Sochi, which is due to host the Games next February, is a few hundred kilometers (miles) from the volatile and mountainous North Caucasus region in southern Russia where there is almost daily violence. It was the homeland of ethnic Circassians until they were expelled in the 19th century.

Putin has promised tight security at the Games, on which Russia is spending more than $50 billion, and sees it as a chance to show the world what his nation can achieve.

"They (Russia) plan to hold the Olympics on the bones of our ancestors, on the bones of many, many dead Muslims, buried on the territory of our land on the Black Sea, and we as mujahideen are obliged to not permit that, using any methods allowed us by the almighty Allah," Umarov said in the four-minute video on www.kavkazcenter.com.

Egypt: The Fall of " Political Islam " - Assad

DAMASCUS (AFP) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the massive protests against his Islamist Egyptian counterpart brought the fall of "political Islam," in statements posted on Wednesday on his official Facebook page.

"What is happening in Egypt is the fall of what is known as political Islam," Assad said in an interview with Syrian state newspaper Ath-Thawra, excerpts of which were posted on the Internet.

"Anywhere in the world, whoever uses religion for political aims, or to benefit some and not others, will fall," Assad said.

"You can't fool all the people all the time, let alone the Egyptian people who have a civilisation that is thousands of years old, and who espouse clear, Arab nationalist thought," he added.

"After a whole year, reality has become clear to the Egyptian people. The Muslim Brotherhood's performance has helped them see the lies the (movement) used at the start of the popular revolution in Egypt."

Volcano causes Mexico flight chaos

Popocatepetl volcano causes Mexico flight chaos

US airlines have cancelled dozens of flights into Mexico City over fears that volcanic ash from a rumbling volcano would affect their planes.

US airlines have cancelled dozens of flights into Mexico City over fears that volcanic ash from a rumbling volcano would affect their planes.

Delta and American were among the airlines cancelling more than 40 flights into the capital on Thursday.

Popocatepetl volcano has been rumbling all year, and began spewing ash and steam earlier in the week.

Airport authorities have kept the runway open and say the volcano poses no risk to flights.

"There is a very thin presence of ash, which does not harm operations or affect equipment," an unnamed airport spokesman told AFP news agency.

The airport said US Airways, Delta, United, American and Alaska Airlines cancelled flights as a precaution.

The routes affected by the cancellations were flights to Houston, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Mexican airlines are continuing to fly into the airport as scheduled.

The authorities have established a 7-mile (11km) no-go zone around the volcano, which lies 40 miles south-east of the airport.

It has been spewing ash and a fountain of hot rock since May, and the alert level is currently set one notch below evacuation level.

Several tremors were reported around the volcano on Thursday, but officials said they had no immediate plans to raise the alert level.

6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Solomon Islands

AFP | Jul 4, 2013, 11.54PM IST 
SYDNEY: A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there was no immediate tsunami warning issued.

The tremor, at a depth of 72 kilometres (45 miles), hit at 4.16am local time (17:16 GMT Thursday) 81km south of the town of Panguna in Papua New Guinea. 

The USGS issued a "green alert", to say there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage. 

In February the remote town of Lata was hit by a devastating tsunami after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake. The tsunami left at least 10 people dead, destroyed hundreds of homes and left thousands of people homeless. 

Christians in Syria: Separating Grim Reality from Islamist Propaganda


A recently released video of an interview with a Syrian rebel — and would-be-martyr – gives extraordinary insight into the mentality of the Syrian opposition. Believing that he’s speaking to European jihadist volunteers, the rebel says that Christians must be killed to impose a Sharia state in Syria, after which they will be given the classic choice: pay the jizya, convert or die. He also says that the rebels intend to move on from Syria to attack Europe and America.

Similarly, another rebel clearly explains thatIslam must be the sole source of authority of the future Syrian state.  In the meantime, Syrian militants just massacred a Christian village’s population. Many Syrian Christians have beenkidnapped and killed or never seen again.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Obama’s Proxy War on Mideast Christians

With the recent decision to arm the opposition fighting Syrian President Assad, the United States has effectively declared a proxy war on Syria’s indigenous Christians—a proxy war that was earlier waged on Christians in other Mideast nations, resulting in the abuse, death, and/or mass exodus of Christians.

Ironically (if not absurdly) this proxy war on Christians is being presented to the American people as a war to safeguard the “human rights” and “freedoms” of the Syrian people.  Left unsaid by the Obama administration is the egregiously inhumanbehavior these jihadis visit upon moderate Syrians in general Christians in particular, from bombed churches to kidnapped (and often beheaded) Christians.  Days ago they massacred an entire Christian village.

Nor can one argue that the Obama administration is unaware that Christian persecution is an ironclad aspect of empowering jihadis.  Both past precedents and current events repeatedly demonstrate this.

In Libya, the administration armed/supported the “freedom fighters” fighting Gaddafi, even though it was common knowledge that many of them were connected to al-Qaeda.  Again, the rationale was “our responsibilities to our fellow human beings,” as Obama declared in April 2011, and how not assisting them “would have been a betrayal of who we are.”

Soon after their empowerment, some of our U.S.-supported “fellow human beings” decided to rub America’s face in it by attacking the U.S. consulate—on the anniversary of September 11, no less—resulting in the murders and possible rape of American diplomats, even as Obama tried to attribute the attack to American freedom of speech (a la a YouTube flick).

Lesser known, however, is that Libya’s small Christian minority is also being targeted.  Among other things, the very few churches there are under attack and bombed; nuns that have been serving the sick and needy since 1921 have been harassed and forced to flee; foreign Christians possessing Bibles have been arrested and tortured (one recently died from his torture).

In Egypt, Obama and Hillary joined the bandwagon to eject Hosni Mubarak, America’s most stable and secular ally for thirty years. Then the administration cozied up to the Muslim Brotherhood—an Islamist organization that until recently was banned in Egypt and which no U.S. president would have been involved with.   Among other “achievements,” the Brotherhood produced Sayyid Qutb, who is idolized by al-Qaeda as the chief theoretician of modern jihad and issued a 1980 fatwa calling on the destruction of Coptic churches in Egypt.

As expected, since the Brotherhood came to power, the persecution of Copts has practically been legalized, as unprecedented numbers of Christians—men, women, and children—have been arrested, often receiving more than double the maximum prison sentence, under the accusation that they “blasphemed” Islam and/or its prophet.  It was also under Brotherhood rule that another unprecedented scandal occurred: the St. Mark Cathedral—holiest site of Coptic Christianity and home of the pope himself—was besieged in broad daylight by Islamic rioters.  When security came, they too joined in the attack on the cathedral.  And the targeting of Christian children—for abduction, ransom, rape, and/or forced conversion—has also reached unprecedented levels under Morsi.


Al Qaeda Vows Jihad In Egypt

Egypt: Brother of al-Qaeda top dog Zawahiri vows jihad if Muslim Brotherhood government is removed


"We call on everyone not to be afraid or hesitate. We assure our Muslim Brothers in Egypt that we will not be losers under any circumstances." They intend to impose Islamization no matter how many Egyptians don't want it.

"Jihadists vow struggle against army if Morsy removed," from Al-Masry Al-Youm, July 3 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):

The brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who lives in Egypt, has vowed to engage in armed struggle if President Mohamed Morsy is forced to step down in response to massive protests demanding early presidential elections.

The army has given Morsy until Wednesday evening to respond to popular demands and resolve the political impasse. Morsy has stressed that he is not leaving power and, in a speech late Tuesday night, re-emphasized that he is Egypt's legitimate leader.

“We call on everyone not to be afraid or hesitate. We assure our Muslim Brothers in Egypt that we will not be losers under any circumstances,” said Mohamed al-Zawahiri, leader of the Salafi Jihadi movement.

“If the United States or its agents in Egypt make an impetuous move towards confrontation, that will surely be in our favor. We have nothing to lose,” he said. Jihadist movements will, eventually, have “the upper hand,” he said.

The Salafi Jihadi organization in Sharqiya, President Morsy's hometown, released a statement declaring "war against the Armed Forces" in support of the president. The group accused the military of turning against Morsy and siding with "the evil forces of the opposition that are affiliated with the West."

“They say liberals are Muslims. I say they are apostates as all scholars have stated,” the group's leader, Shalabi al-Awady, aka Abu Osama, said. “They are at war with the application of Sharia, which makes them apostates who should be killed in order to prevent sedition.”

Journalist and author Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, however, claims that Mohamed Al Zawahiri has denied calling for jihad against the Egyptian Army, as published in Al Masry Al Youm.


Will The US Support The People Of Egypt?

"It's in the hands of Obama to side with Egyptians, Phares said. If the people of Egypt win the current round, "the entire world will win half of the War on Terror because the Muslim Brotherhood regime is backing, and will be backing, increasingly, the Salafists and jihadists in the region."

Walid Phares: Egyptian Demonstrations Signal 'Civilizational War'

The democracy movement in Egypt represents a crossroad, says Middle East expert Walid Phares.

"This is an important event," Phares tells Newsmax TV.

If the democracy movement of Egypt, which gathered millions of people on the streets of Cairo and other cities, is successful, there will be repetition in Tunisia and Libya, he said.

"And we just saw a few weeks ago seculars rising even in democratic Turkey against attempts of Islamization," Phares tells Newsmax. "This is a civilizational battle happening today and [it happens] to be in Egypt."

...Phares says Morsi's actions will determine whether Egypt sees a true democratic revoltion. Morsi was elected a year ago – the first freely elected president in the nation's history. But opposition began when he increased presidential powers in November.

Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, has tried, with some success, to implement a radical Islamist agenda, Phares said. He is in the process of canceling the nation's secular form of government.

He has been trying to change the leadership of the army to go along with his Islamist agenda and has been jailing adversaries, Phares said.

..."The youth, the middle class, women, Christian minorities, lawyers, journalists, activists, this is the first time we see live an uprising that is going against an Islamist regime as we saw in Iran," he said, "but this time in Egypt the army could tip the balance."

And the United States must take a stand, Phares said. The administration of President Barack Obama is getting a second chance to support democracy after its failure to take sides during the Iranian youth revolution in 2009, he said.

Supporting the revolutionaries in Iran "could have ended half of the War on Terror," he said, because of the variety of radical networks the ayatollah-led country supports.

It's in the hands of Obama to side with Egyptians, Phares said. If the people of Egypt win the current round, "the entire world will win half of the War on Terror because the Muslim Brotherhood regime is backing, and will be backing, increasingly, the Salafists and jihadists in the region."

Egypt's Coup: White House Bets On Wrong Horse

Obama’s New World Order: Power to Our Enemies, Death to Our Friends, and a Fish in the President’s Face - PJ MEDIA

The anti-Morsi, anti-Muslim Brotherhood, and therefore anti-Obama demonstrations in Egypt are the biggest in human history. It’s quite something, an historic event. Whatever the outcome, we should pay attention. What does it signify? Are we now in a new world? Has there been a paradigm shift? Does it portend similar huge protests elsewhere, even here in the USA? Does it require rethinking basic policy options? Or is it just an Egyptian thing, or maybe an “Arab street” thing?

...Egypt under the fist of the Muslim Brotherhood was looking more and more like Khomeini’s vision of Islamic government, and millions of Egyptians don’t want to go there, let alone do that.

The Muslim Brotherhood organized its takeover of Egypt by following the same strategy as Hezbollah in Lebanon: offering social services the state was unable to provide, organizing the faithful and telling them that their government was failing because it was godless, and assuring them that Allah would bless a regime that followed his dictates. The Egyptians got the Brothers’ version of sharia, hence less freedom, alongside the hunger pains. The biggest demonstration in human history thus pits Sunni Muslim against Sunni Muslim, not Sunni against Shia, or Muslim against infidel.

The biggest demonstration in human history is a blow to Obama as well as a humiliation of Islamism. And you might expect Obama — who has favored the Muslim Brotherhood ever since he insisted they sit in the VIP seats at his Cairo speech to “the Muslim world” — to have worked out some sort of effective strategy for this crisis, which was not hard to foresee, and which was announced well in advance. So what did he do? True to his principles, the president is sticking with the Islamists. He’s even sent “crowd control” experts to Cairo to give advice to his pal Morsi (is there such a thing as an “expert” capable of “controlling” more than ten million people en masse? I don’t think so). He instructed his ambassador to lecture Egyptian Coptic Christians about the importance of supporting the Brothers, even though the Copts are being attacked in the streets and killed in their churches.

...With all the excitement, it’s hard to tell who’s winning, even with a good score card, so let’s do a preliminary tally. In Syria, Obama’s supporting the largely Islamist opposition, and says “Assad must go.” In Egypt, he’s with the Islamist Morsi and the Brothers. In Turkey, he’s with the Islamist Erdogan. Can you spot a trend? They’re all radical ideologues who condemn the United States as a force for evil. (To be sure, the Syrian case offers no attractive “solution,” but that is largely because Obama failed to support the opposition when it was seemingly politically and religiously moderate). His guys are under siege, as is Obama himself, and not just in the Middle East.

Syrian Rebels Roll Out Sharia Law In Aleppo

Islamists in Syria's Aleppo ban 'provocative dress' for women

(Reuters) - Islamist rebels in Syria's northern city of Aleppo issued an order on Monday banning women from dressing in what it considered provocative styles, angering some locals who accuse the group of overstepping its powers.

The Islamic law council of Aleppo's Fardous neighborhood issued a fatwa, or religious edict, banning all Muslim women from wearing "immodest" dress and announcing plans to apply such rules to all female inhabitants.

"Muslim women are banned from leaving the house in immodest dress, in tight clothing that shows off their bodies or wearing makeup on their face," the statement said. "It is incumbent on all our sisters to obey God and commit to Islamic etiquette".

Hardline Islamist groups have increasingly taken the lead in the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad's rule. Many units, some of which are linked to al Qaeda, have stretched their influence beyond the battleground and established police and administrative councils in some rebel-held areas.

But these groups' ascendance is stirring resentment among many Syrians, who are increasingly reporting incidents of Islamist councils silencing or even attacking groups with different views.

It was not possible for Reuters to verify the council's fatwa, as access for foreign media in Syria is limited. But several residents of Aleppo confirmed the reports.

The statement, which was published on the Fardous council's Facebook page, was condemned by some activists and applauded by religious supporters, who said it was necessary to prevent distractions for the rebels.

"Islam doesn't ban other religions but it does require certain etiquette in public," said one Facebook commentator, Ammar al-Kassem. "A girl can't go around dressed in a way that causes chaos and shame, no matter what her religion."

Others insisted the fatwa was fake and spread by Assad's supporters to scare them away from the Islamist-led opposition.

But most objectors used the announcement as a chance to take a swipe against Islamist rebel leaders.

One post on the council's Facebook page, by Alaa al-Zouabi, said: "If you had any morals, you would go fight the regime, not the people ... Shame."