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Cross-posted at Rosemary’s Thoughts.

I have been banning all Iranian products into my house since 1979. Here is a group now that is asking you to do the same. Actually, they are asking for a little more.

Ask President Bush, today, to impose strict economic sanctions against Iran’s import of refined petroleum products. Iran, one of the world’s largest producers of crude oil, lacks the facilities to produce a refined product. As a result, Iran is one of the largest importers of gasoline – nearly half of all gasoline used by Iranians. Now, the Iranians are feeling the pinch of raised prices and gasoline rationing imposed by the government.

A bipartisan group in the U.S. House is seeking economic sanctions against Iran in an attempt to reduce the amount of gasoline imported by Tehran.

The legislation calls for companies that provide Iran with gasoline or assists with the import of gasoline would not be allowed to sell gasoline to U.S. customers. Iran imports most of its gasoline from Persian Gulf states and India.

According to Rep. Mark S. Kirk, R-IL: “This is becoming the critical weakness of the Iranian government, meaning its dependence on gasoline. Riots [in Iran] show the gasoline shortage is a growing danger to the Iranian regime and a diplomatic opportunity for Western countries to force Iran to adhere to international nuclear rules.”

The legislation would provide President Bush with several options, as well as several penalties. Included among these are: denial of loans and credits from the Export-Import bank and loans or licenses for exports to the U.S. [Um…I thought we already had this?] The House Foreign Affairs Committee has already approved “legislation designed to strike at investments in Iran.” State Department spokesman Tom Casey said, “We need to do everything that we can to continue to raise the stakes in Iran in terms of its nuclear program.”

Another supporter of the bill, Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., said, “Our goal must be zero foreign investment.” To reach that end, the U.S. is also working with European allies to try to increase penalties against Tehran. Of course, the countries that do a lucrative business with Iran don’t want to do anything to upset the powers that be.

Vote Your Opinion NOW!

Just as we have defeated big business here in America (NO illegal aliens!), we must bring to the light our European ‘friends’. We must explain to them, in a calm way, that there are higher ideals in this life than how much money you can grab. This is one of them.

Unless you want all of your women living under the Caliphate, which means clothed from head to toe with no skin showing, you must be with us on this. There truly is a war against us. It is to elimate everyone who does not believe as they do, Sharia Law, their idea of what a Muslim should be, and many more horrific things.

If you want to understand more, you may be interested in this book:

The Final Move Beyond Iraq.

Thank you.

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Please check for viruses

Cross-posted at Rosemary’s Thoughts.

I have spent most of yesterday and all night getting Spybot Search and Destroy (just hit next when the Wizard tells you to go back because something is not complete–for the free version) and Ad Aware (also free), because Norton did not catch the viruses that infected my computer. I am so sorry to put you through this, but it is better that I tell you now than to have you infecting others. That is, if you are infected.

I became suspicious when I went to sign in at one of the private sites where I write. I typed the first letter of my ID, and there was my whole address book! I got into a heated arguement with the administrator of that site for stealing my info, and he gently pointed me to the possibility that I may be infected. I was sure I was not, because I have Norton. YEAH, RIGHT.

It will take about an hour each for them to scan your computer (if this is your first time), but it is worth it. I do recommend that you read the tutorial for Spybot. Again, I am so very sorry. I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me. Have a day. (I know I left out the ‘nice’ this time. I do not think this is nice.)

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Cross-posted at Rosemary’s Thoughts.

I just got through with a conference with Miri Eisin, Foreign Press Spokeswoman for Israeli PM Ehud Olmert’ office, and I have more question than answers, I’m sorry to say. I could not hear the questions being asked of her after her initial press conference, so it may just be a misunderstanding.

There was a meeting yesterday with President Mubarak, PM Abbas, King (or President) Abdullah from Jordan and PM Olmert in the efforts of taking an opportunity out of this madness (the civil war in the Gaza Strip) and turning it into a chance to move forward with the 2 state solution. She kept repeating that PM Olmert, she and the others were not going to allow the terrorists to define them, but that the moderates were going to take control and define themselves and their destiny.

They were going to move forward-cautiously of course-with diplomacy. It is going to be a process with a vision of peace at the end of the rainbow. What happened in Gaza was horrific, but this opens the door to opportunity and they are going to walk through it.

There are three main articles that came up. They are:

1. Abbas fired Hamas’ elected officials from the government, and now Abbas is working with an emergency government.2. There will be 250 Arab prisoners, some will be Fatah, released from Israels prisons. The criteria for their release will be that they must not have blood on their hands and they must admit that Israel is NOT the cause of the suffering for the Arabs in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. They had brought it on by themselves by their own actions, their own choices, their own doing (or lack thereof).

3. Abbas has said to the Arabic world, in Arabic (very important because they sometimes say one thing in English and another in Arabic) that he renounced the violence of Hamas, he believed in a 2 state solution living side by side with Israel in peace, and he recognizes Israel. (I’m not sure of the last one. I can hardly read my notes!)

She also talked about the atmosphere produced so the talks could move forward. She stated that it would be a good idea to widen the scope of the dialogue. They are going to meet again next month, since the new emergency government is only around 10 days old.

Then the questions started. I could not hear the questions, but I could hear the answers. Maybe that is where the confusion comes. The first answer was indeed unique. For the first time, there were no, “Yes, BUT’s” in their conversation.

Then she said they would give access to the West Bank! This way they could have freedom of movement. (Do you know who else could have freedom of movement, dear?) They also recognize the emergency government as the ruling government. (How long have we been called occupiers, although the government is in Iraq is elected?) However, access and free movement are very important to human beings. (I just pray it is not a mistake.)

There shall never be a compromise with terrorists such as Hamas and others. As to the money that has been held back due to the Hamas government, that shall be released just as soon as they can both agree on a way that is best for the people’s humanitarian needs. There are dozens of truckloads per day being delivered everyday, but the Left press will not write about this. (It bothers me that facts are not disclosed, no matter what the situation.) Also, they both want to make sure the money goes to the moderates and not to the terrorists.

Later in the questioning period, they declared there would not be any benchmarks, ultimatums, or the such. This is what people looking in from the outside do not understand. You cannot do such a thing, especially with a government that is only 10 days old!

At the meeting yesterday, Mubarrak said that what Hamas did was create ‘a coup’. Abbas agreed, basically, because he said the same thing at a later date. Abbas also declared it was totally unacceptable. However, it is too soon to expect any elections in the West Bank.

There were questions about trust (many questions). The answer was rather usual. Trust must be built, even if it is with your enemies of old. What alternative is there? (Fight back?)

Iran was mentioned, Syria was mentioned, Russia was mentioned, and I have no answers for you. My fault. I was writing as fast as I could! I did happen to catch one comment. Israel has an economy that surpasses that of the EU! I wish I knew those numbers. Now that’s something new I could really sink my teeth into.

Let us pray for Israel and her neighbors countrymen and women. (Notice I did not say governments?) Pray for peace, understanding, forgiveness and readiness.Let us also pray that Israel realizes that the more the give, the more the Arabs will consider this weakness. I know most of the Israelis have hearts of peace, and they want the war to stop. Sometimes you have to have take other paths, sometimes you don’t. Let us pray this is one of those times you don’t, but if it is? Let us pray they have the chutzpah! (Yes, I am an Israel supporter. You can’t even sue me! Hahaha.)

H/t: Israel Project.

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foxnews rescheduled (subject to last minute changes) the airing of “Muslims against Jihad” to tonight- 9pm EST/6pm pst. [note – please read full press release below from abg films, inc. discussing the details of the release of this film — the second of two 52 min. documentaries by abg films originally made for the pbs crossroads series]


Fox News Channel to Air Special on Sunday, 24 June 2007

(always subject to emergency programming changes)


ABG Films is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that will bring to an end the suppression of “Islam vs. Islamists: Voicesfrom the Muslim Center” by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).


In mid-August, the five stations of Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) will air the film, together with a panel discussion featuring, among others, one of the anti-Islamist Muslim moderates featured in “Islam vs. Islamists,” Dr. Zuhdi Jasser.  OPB will also make the film and the panel discussion available to other public broadcasting affiliates.  While it remains to be seen which, if any, of these affiliates will broadcast “Islam vs. Islamists,” ABG Films is gratified by the affirmation OPB’s distribution represents of the filmmakers’ unwavering position:  This documentary fully meets the technical and other standards required for broadcast on the public airwaves. 


            The agreement between CPB and ABG Films also cleared the way for the second of the two 52-minute-long programs produced as part of the latter’s submission to the “ America at a Crossroads” series – now entitled “Muslims Against Jihad” – to be broadcast elsewhere.  The Fox News Channel will be airing this documentary nationally, together with interviews with its Director-Producer, Martyn Burke, and Co-Executive Producer Frank Gaffney, during prime time from 9:00-10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, 24 June 2007.


      Speaking on behalf of his fellow partners in ABG Films and Co-Executive Producers, Alex Alex iev and Mr. Burke, Mr. Gaffney said:


            “We are extremely gratified that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting – whose vision for and support of the ‘America at a Crossroads’ series enabled the making of ‘Islam vs. Islamists’ and ‘Muslims Against Jihad’ – has now made it possible for both films to be seen by the American people.  It is deeply regrettable that PBS and its Washington station, WETA, precluded the former from airing as CPB had intended during the April roll-out of the ‘Crossroads’ series and refused even to view, let alone air, the latter. 


“We are confident, however, that in the weeks ahead – as millions of Americans are afforded an opportunity to judge both of these films for themselves – it will become clear how groundless are the charges PBS and WETA leveled against “Islam vs. Islamists” and the team that produced it and its companion documentary.  Indeed, those unfounded and, in some cases, defamatory charges will be seen for what they always were:  Scurrilous efforts by some of those entrusted with control of the public airwaves to suppress the voices of courageous, anti-Islamist Muslims at the very moment they need most to be encouraged and amplified.”


ABG Films expresses its appreciation to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting  for bringing such suppression to an end.  It is deeply grateful to the Fox News Channel and others around the country who will help rectify that travesty by affording outlets nationwide to these Muslims and their support for religious tolerance and democratic, secular governments – and their stalwart opposition to the Islamists and their jihad.


            For more information about the “Islam vs. Islamists” and “Muslims Against Jihad” story, please visit www.FreetheFilm.net.  To request interviews with the filmmakers and the anti-Islamists featured in their documentaries, contact Keith Appell or Karen Northon at 703-683-5004.

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I received this email a few days ago, and I want to share it with you. Mr. Jasser was involved with the infamous documentary, “Islam vs. Islamists.” Have a nice day.

Exclusive:  CAIR’s Islamism Revealed
M. Zuhdi Jasser.
Author: M. Zuhdi Jasser
Source: The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
Date: June 15, 2007

CAIR’s Islamism Revealed

By M. Zuhdi Jasser

The Washington Times printed a report by Audrey Hudson this week, “CAIR Membership falls 90% since 9/11”, discussing CAIR’s (Council on American Islamic Relations) membership numbers as disclosed on CAIR’s own 990Tax returns. Within hours, CAIR described the report as a ‘hit-piece’ in a hate-filled rant of a press release and action alert. A review of the Times piece reveals simple reporting of data from CAIR tax forms on their dwindling membership numbers, donor numbers, and yet increasing funds.


The piece quotes Parvez Ahmed, CAIR Chairman, on the countervailing increase in the number of CAIR chapters around the country during the same period post 9/11. It also cites the recent Department of Justice (DOJ) listing of CAIR as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) HAMAS fundraising case. The DOJ refers therein to CAIR’s leadership and origins as, “members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and/or its organization.”  For all CAIR’s objections, there was no refutation of any of this.


With the elaboration of these facts and more, CAIR still ran wild describing the Times reporter as “having a vendetta against our organization and the American Muslim community since she was barred from a recent CAIR news conference because of her sloppy and agenda-driven reporting.” With a report revealing that its national membership figures reported to the IRS are less than 1700 members in 2006, they still have the audacity to say that criticism of CAIR is equivalent to criticism of over 3 million Muslims in the “American Muslim community”.


This is, clear and simple, the modus operands of “political Islam” and its Islamist operatives. This is also more than likely one of the reasons for their dwindling membership numbers. While they may occasionally be doing good work for the civil rights of certain Muslims in America on selected cases, their Islamist political agenda and their persistence in the claim that criticism of CAIR is akin to criticism of all American Muslims is dishonest, deceptive, and a hijacking of our faith community.


Rather than respond with a semblance of a valid intellectual discourse or refutation of the ideas and facts contained in the June 12 report, CAIR preferred to respond with further empty screeds of hyperbole, victimization, and false claims of religious intolerance and hate-mongering. They claim to be working toward eliminating hate. Yet, they have a wild imagination of hate and rush to claim victimization as they deflect any substantive debate. This actually makes a compelling case for the fact that their attention to perceived incidents of intolerance for Islam and Muslims is a means to an ends of the empowerment of political Islam. In fact Nihad Awad told a gathering of Muslims just that in April in a discussion on their ‘flying imam’ lawsuit in Virginia at ADAMS (All Dulles Area Muslim Society).

Reporting to an organization like CAIR is important, because it is empowering. It is empowering to the Muslims themselves who report, it is empowering to the organization, and it is important to the status of Muslims within the United States. Also it is a powerful tool and message to the government and the legislators, to those who make the laws in the country, to know that this phenomenon has to be dealt with, it has to be dealt with effectively, and results have to be seen...

CAIR scavenges for claims of civil rights abuses not necessarily just to try and humbly build bridges to the greater American community. Is their agenda, in fact, more about empowering Islamists and intimidating non-Islamists?

The rule of law and the protections of our Constitution are certainly the cornerstone of the protection of our rights of religious freedom in America. But there is a fine line between the legitimate representation of individual Muslims whose rights of religious freedom have been infringed and the blatant manipulation of a system for the advancement of a variant political ideology at the expense of some victims.

True to form in the usual Islamist fallback to public criticism, CAIR claimed that the Washington Times was ‘anti-Muslim’ and ‘anti-Islam’. They use the protection of religion when the facts are not on their side. They use the discourse of politics when they want to push forth their Islamist agenda with the presumption of speaking for all Muslims. They will delve into the political only on their own terms in both foreign and domestic policy but when they are on the receiving end of political criticism they run for cover under the guise of victimization.


Why all of the venom directed at the Washington Times or at their reporter, Audrey Hudson– one of the few national reporters willing to peel the Islamist onion and look deeper into Islamist organizations like CAIR and their ideologies? There is absolutely nothing in the Times report anti-Islamic or anti-Muslim. It is simply critical of CAIR. To say that CAIR is synonymous with Islam or Muslims is Islamism and gives all Muslim non-members of CAIR (the vast majority of American Muslims) short shrift.


It is long overdue for America and especially for Muslims to discuss why such political discourse and reporting could ever be described by an organization like CAIR as being anti-Muslim or anti-Islamic. In fact, a more cogent argument could be made that such reports are pro-Muslim and pro-Islam since they ultimately rescue most Muslims from the grip of Islamists and Wahhabists. Such discussion of realities and ideologies will go a long way toward preserving a positive image of Islam and the inclusiveness of all Muslims under a purely spiritual Islam devoid of a political agenda.

Nothing is more clarifying than, CAIR’s Ibrahim Hooper’s own quotation in their Action Alert.


“It is CAIR’s principled and effective defense of the American Muslim community and our criticism of failed foreign and domestic policies that have made us the target of these scurrilous attacks. We will not be intimidated or silenced by hate-mongers.”


Herein, CAIR claims to be defenders of the entire Muslim community. Where did I sign up for that? Herein, CAIR admits to its primary active critique of American domestic and foreign policy on behalf of the entire American Muslim community. Thus, CAIR and so many of the other American Islamist organizations are about much more than simply “defending the civil rights of Muslims”. If only they stuck to civil rights, less Muslims would have problems with them. They are about the penetration of political Islam into our foreign and domestic policy under the guise of civil rights. In fact, their constant refrain about intimidation and hate-mongering is in fact a cultivation of their own industry. The lawsuit they are sponsoring on behalf of the ‘flying imams’ in Shqeirat v. U.S. Airways, et al, is much more about intimidation than about bridge-building or religious freedom as AIFD has noted.


The next step in this assessment of constituency is to understand their ideology. So much of the substantive criticism of CAIR arises from their unwillingness to be specific in condemnations of radical Muslims, radical organizations, and despotic regimes. Perhaps their dwindling numbers are in fact an ideological problem which does not speak to the majority of American Muslims. Honest debate will have to include a discussion of CAIR’s and other American Islamist organization responses to the following questions which I have been querying for a long time.


1-Will CAIR work to dismantle and lead an organized effort against terrorist organizations and individuals by name beginning with Al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, Jamaat al-Islamiya, and HAMAS to name just a few of the radical Islamist enemies of America? Will they name and ideologically engage the extremism of the Wahhabists of Saudi Arabia, the theocrats of Iran or the despots of Syria, Egypt or Sudan, and the litany of other dictatorships in the Muslim world? Empty generic condemnations of terrorism are of no impact.

2-Will CAIR acknowledge that political Islam (Islamism) whether militant or not, is the toxin which feeds the terrorism committed by radicalized Muslims?

3-Will CAIR acknowledge the need out of honesty for a faith-based civil rights organization to equally focus upon the civil rights abuses of Muslims by other Muslims as well as by non-Muslims whether it occurs in mosques, Muslim organizations, or so-called Muslim nations? A dismissal of Muslim abuses is hypocrisy.

4-Will CAIR acknowledge that counter-terrorism is a greater public responsibility to the organized American Muslim community than the obsession with the protection of our civil rights? Is it not the primary role of Muslim American organizations to lead the ideological war against radical Islamists? Isn’t this the number one issue on the mind of most Americans in 2007? Non-Muslims can do nothing to deconstruct this poisonous ideology. Our fellow Americans living in fear for their security are looking for us to lead this fight. The credibility of Muslims is suffering deeply as a result of the complete denial of this responsibility by groups like CAIR. In fact, there may be no better way to preserve our rights than by leading an ideological movement against political Islam and militant Islamism.

5-Will CAIR join anti-Islamist Muslims in declaring that the “Islamic state” regardless of its democratic processes is in principle significantly inferior to a “pluralistic Constitutional democracy under God” like the United States? Will CAIR declare the concept of a global Caliphate as archaic and no longer relevant to Muslims in the 21st century? Is the concept of the Muslim “ummah” or “nation” archaic?

6-Will CAIR join what was described in the Pew poll as the 49% of Muslims who felt that the mosque was not the place for the discussion of politics? Will they then help AIFD expose political sermons and their agenda around the United States? Will they moreover call upon our fellow co-religionists to fully and unequivocally separate the spiritual from the political? If they will not, will they recognize that they only represent Islamists and those who believe in political Islam—the remaining 51% according to Pew?

7-How can they honestly claim to speak for anyone beyond their membership and donors?

The Washington Times piece about CAIR was not a hit-piece nor was it anti-Muslim or anti-Islamic. It begins the long overdue debate about the agenda of organizations like CAIR and where they stand with regard to political Islam and these questions. Soon, mainstream media and government leaders are going to need finally to begin to ignore the intimidation tactics of organizations like CAIR and to engage political Islam on the questions above.

They need to do so without fear of violating political correctness or offending pious Muslims. Spiritual Islam and non-Islamist Muslims in fact still are often at the mercy of Islamists, not just in America but across the globe. This is often not only due to the passivity of the majority of non-activist Muslims but to the propping up by government and the MSM of Islamists. We saw this in the recent refusal of PBS to air ABG Films, Inc. documentary, Islam v Islamists. Many anti-Islamist Muslims yearn for the day when the personal domain of the faith of Islam is not poisoned by any national domestic and foreign policy agendas of Islamist organizations like CAIR. American political discourse by activist Muslims should be all about our common national interests and universal humanitarian principles and not about being Muslim, Islamic, or being victims. The Muslims who cannot make this distinction may as well form overt Islamic political parties and make it more obvious as to their intentions and platforms when it comes to American domestic and foreign policy.

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FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor M. Zuhdi Jasser is the founder and Chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy based in Phoenix Arizona. He is a former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, a physician in private practice, and a community activist.

He can be reached at Zuhdi@aifdemocracy.org.
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A few days ago in southern China, rural villagers banded together and decided to fight back against their country’s coercive population policy.

When Chinese population police showed up at their door, armed with sledge hammers and cattle prods, many families with more than one child refused to pay their “social child-raising fee.” In response, the population police forcibly took their property and destroyed their homes with sledge hammers.

Please contact Congress about this human rights outrage! [The toll free number is 1-866-340-9281.]

Some poor families would have paid the excessive tax, but they simply couldn’t afford it. The population police didn’t care. One poor farmer saw his home bulldozed before his very eyes after he told officials he couldn’t afford to pay the fines. When he went to a local government office to protest, he returned with broken fingers. His neighbors were outraged. And they fought back.

This recent event was just one of many in a long campaign by the Chinese population police to enforce their so-called “voluntary” one-child policy. Unfortunately, after last week, the villagers couldn’t take it anymore.

In recent months, women faced mandatory health checks and forced abortions at the hands of government officials. Poor families faced exhorbitant fines that they simply could not afford.

It breaks my heart to learn that these families were compelled to resort to violence just to defend their livelihood from the violent population police. The Chinese government likes to claim their population policies are “voluntary.” The broken homes and broken bones of these villagers tell a very different story.

Coercive Population Police attacks just like these are exactly why the U.S. Government doesn’t send your taxpayer dollars to the United Nations Office for Population Assistance, or the UNFPA. After Congress and the State Department found the UNFPA working hand in hand with China’s Population Police to implement the coercive one-child policy, funds were cut off.

But the new abortion Congress thinks human rights abuses like these are OK. And they are calling for renewed funding of the UNFPA.

Please contact Congress today and tell them you don’t want your money supporting organizations that help Chinese officials violate human rights!

Please do not let these abuses fall beneath the radar. Tell Congress today that U.S. taxpayers will not stand for these types of abuse!

Please use our new “Forward to a Friend” link below to share this important message with ten people who share your commitment to women and the unborn around the world.

For Life,

Marjorie Dannenfelser
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Good News! The Final Move Beyond Iraq was spotlighted in Thursday’s edition of USA Today and is currently ranked #16 nationally.

I am going to ask you to accept an assignment. Would you buy 4 books – one Friday, one Saturday, one Sunday and one on Monday? The cost would be approximately $32.

You are wondering why I am asking you to do this.

On Monday, the United States will meet with Iran in Baghdad. This will be the first meeting since 1979. This diplomatic meeting is an appeasement move to ask the Iranians how we can resolve the crisis in Iraq. This is extremely dangerous. This would be like going to Auschwitz during World War II to ask Hitler how we could curb fascism.

The Iranians have threatened to wipe Israel off the map, and in fact, just last Thursday Ahmadinejad threatened to “uproot the Zionist regime” should it become necessary for Israel to defend herself as a result of the events in Lebanon. He has said the America would disappear from the planet. Iran is responsible for funding terror through Hezbollah and Hamas and for the deaths of 85 percent of the troops in Iraq. This is not the time to expose our underbelly to a terrorist state. The U.S. State Department conference will embolden terrorists to increase the number of body bags returned to America.

This will send a signal that the U.S. is frightened of Iran’s strength and is willing to negotiate.

If you will accept the assignment, next Tuesday I will be on network shows nationwide to attempt to wake up the sleeping nation.

Click here to see the radio and television shows on which I have been interviewed in recent days. We are fighting this battle; the secular media is paying for it. You can help take it to the next level, if you will do this and ask your friends to do the same.

I am going to take a moment to answer some critical questions that you are asking me concerning this crisis:

  • What would happen if the U.S. withdraws from Iraq?

    All Christians in Iraq would be massacred. The Kurds who were gassed by Saddam Hussein would be massacred. Millions of Arabs who provided assistance to the U.S. in Iraq will be killed along with their family members. Millions will die. A Persian (non-Arab) revolution will spread through Iraq from Iran and will push all the way to the border of Israel through Lebanon, consolidating with Hezbollah. The next move will be to destabilize moderate Arab countries before heading to the West.

  • Is America in danger of a nuclear strike by Iran?

    At this time, the answer is “no.” Iran’s nuclear program is not advanced enough to pose a threat to us in 2007. However, by 2009 Iran will have reached the point of no return, if not stopped. What they can do is deliver a handful of nuclear material which would kill hundreds of people. A “dirty bomb” of 25 to 35 pounds of nuclear material could kill 250,000 or more in a highly populated city. Ten kilotons of nuclear material the size of a refrigerator imported from a South American country could kill millions.

  • Since Iran is responsible for 85 percent of the Iraqi and American deaths in Iraq, is there any possibility that it will head to the West with suicide attacks?

    Yes; intelligence leaders have told me that orders have been given to Hezbollah – a sub-contractor of Iran – to do precisely that beginning this summer. The plan is to send Palestinians into the U.S. as suicide bombers to kill Americans and to say that it is a result of U.S. support for Israel. This would completely cloak the fact that Iran was behind it. In fact, the media refused to acknowledge that Iran was behind the 4000 Katyushas fired into Israel last summer.

  • What is the most important thing the U.S. can do?

    The U.S. can help the Kurds close the Iranian border. This would stop the majority of terrorism in Iraq. In order to do that, they must have proper arms. The Kurds are not Arabs, and they are allies of the U.S. A small U.S. military base in Kurdistan to forestall an invasion by Iran or Turkey is needed. President Barzani told me that the Kurds would fight the war from the north to the south, placing themselves and not placing American troops in harm’s way. Another measure would be to impose severe economic sanctions on Iran. The entire plan is laid out in The Final Move Beyond Iraq, and also at www.beyondiraq.com under “Petition to the President.”

  • Please send this email to everyone on your list. Encourage them to pray. This is not a book to frighten people, but is a book to tell the truth. It will help Americans understand that this is a battle for the soul of this nation. The battle is presently being won by God-haters that do not believe in evil, but consider terrorists to be “freedom fighters.” They consider America to be the evil one in the conflict.

    Please forward this to everyone on your list.

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    Will you please write a review? The extremists are trying to kill this book and stop this cause before it has even been birthed. The liberal Left believes that the 9/11 terrorists were right and that we should feel guilty for defending ourselves; that if we simply give them what they want (our lives and the soul of America).

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    Thank you to the 26 wonderful friends who wrote a 5-star review. I am praying that we get four times that many. Why? I just received word that a U.S.-Arab organization that fights what they call the extremist “Christian Taliban” (Bible-believing, pro-Israel Christians in America) is organizing to launch a major campaign to trash the book. This group considers Christians more dangerous that the 9-11 terrorists.

    Below are some of the negative reviews that have been posted on the website:

    Brainwashing the Gullible, May 23, 2007
    Wow, Mr. Evans should be charged for intellectual terrorism. His hate for Muslims and his pro-Israeli/Neo-Con bias in this book are staggering. This is just a preparatory brainwashing of the public so that it would accept a pre-emptive attack (ie. Aggression) on Iran by the US and Israel. It’s quite sad that this is a best-seller, signalling a shift in American society into extremism and deep ignorance about the world.

    History attempting to repeat itself?, May 20, 2007
    I’m sorry, but there are some phrases that need to be eradicated from our vocabulary, especially when we’re discussing religion, ethnicity & etc., and “The Final Solution” is one of them.

    war isn’t security, May 19, 2007
    Yes, Americans do need to wake up and realize that as long as we meet any possible threat to our security with more war and violence there will ALWAYS be more enemies.

    that’s right – wake up, America! May 19, 2007
    The authors of this book, and those who think like them, are truly dangerous people: warmongering religious fanatics desperate to bring about a final clash of civilizations, no matter how many lives have to go up in smoke. It’s not just the so-called “Islamofascists” we have to worry about – it’s the fascists in our own society. Why don’t we wake up from our slumbers and start calling them by their true name?

    Wrong Country Bushie, May 19, 2007
    I just think it’s funny all these pro-war hypocrites never actually want to step foot on the battlefield, just write books and speak out for battle.

    Click here to write a review..

    Would you fight back today by writing a 5-star review, and please Send a copy to Mike to encourage him? The extremists are trying to kill this book and stop this cause before it has even been birthed. The liberal Left believes that the 9/11 terrorists were right and that we should feel guilty for defending ourselves; that if we simply give them what they want (our lives and the soul of America).

    If you don’t have time to write a review, please read the positive reviews, and if you agree, just click on “Yes, the review was helpful.”

    CLICK HERE to see how you can win two all-expense paid trips to Israel in 2008 just by purchasing the book and telling your friends.

    All royalties from the book will be used to bless Israel.

    THE MOVIE, go to www.beyondiraq.com.

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    Here is an e-mail I received today which I would like to share with you. Please sign this petition.

    This week there is critical lobbying legislation looming over Congress.

    In my years of experience, this legislation has to be one of the greatest threats to freedom of speech that Congress has ever considered.

    The ramifications of this legislation are staggering! So in protest, I have launched a nationwide petition campaign via email, radio, television, and the Internet, pressing the House of Representatives to reject this stifling lobbying legislation.

    Today, I strongly urge you to SPEAK OUT AGAINST H.R. 2093 BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE by signing right now our online Petition of Protest to your Representative in the House.

    This legislation, in essence, attempts to override the United States Constitution.

    What we’re dealing with here is the work of politicians who want to control, limit, and silence Christians and conservative groups.

    We MUST fight back, and quickly.

    This legislation … currently being considered in the House of Representatives … could not be in greater opposition to what our Founding Fathers intended when they wrote the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    House Resolution 2093 would drastically affect churches that speak out on issues like partial-birth abortion, same-sex marriage, conservative judicial nominees, and military chaplains’ right to pray. It would also impact Christian groups using TV, radio, or the Internet to mobilize citizens around an issue.

    Under the bill, pastors, church leaders, advocacy organizations and even individuals could be compelled to register as lobbyists. Failure to comply with this bill could result in fines in excess of $50,000.

    Furthermore, if this bill passes the House, it will wind up in a conference committee, possibly becoming the law of the land before you even have a chance to raise your voice in protest.

    Act TODAY! Add your name to our online Petition of Protest, and take advantage of our website’s forward-to-friend tool to encourage your friends to join our nationwide campaign as well.

    This legislation is one of the most significant violations of the free exercise of religion and freedom of political speech in our nation’s history. Here is what I am doing to mount our counter-offense:

    • I have launched a nationwide petition campaign urging the House of Representatives to reject this legislation.
    • I have assembled a legal and legislative team; we have already produced a legal analysis (posted at ACLJ) that details the dangers of the bill, and we are distributing significant legal memorandums throughout Congress.
    • I am personally leading three senior attorneys and our entire Government Affairs team – working with Congress.
    • And we are preparing a complaint to file in federal court if necessary.

    We anticipate that the Floor debate will take place in the House this week, with a vote possibly as early as Friday.

    Don’t wait on this. Immediately sign the online Petition of Protest and make YOUR VOICE HEARD ON THIS CRITICAL MATTER.

    Thank you for participating personally in the fight to preserve our freedom of speech. Please continue to support this effort in prayer in these crucial days ahead.

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    There has been much writing and many phone calls, yet CPB and PBS still refuse to release the documentary, “Islam vs. Islamists.” If you go to this site, you may sign a petition for the release of this documentary. You may also leave your e-mail so that when we have finally won this battle, you may buy your own DVD of the documentary. I highly recommend you do. Thank you.

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    By Marjorie Dannenfelser 

    Women’s groups are incensed – incensed! Patriarchal Supreme Court Justices are after our rights! If we don’t have the right to puncture unborn children’s skulls moments from birth, women cannot live freely.

    But what does the Supreme Court’s shifting gears to uphold a national ban on the partial birth abortion procedure really bode for women? Is it really a slippery slope back to the bad old days? Most women leaders purporting to represent women have an opinion, believe you me.

    A few hours after learning of the decision, Senator Diane Feinstein took to the Senate Floor to rally America’s abortion activists: “If I were a young woman today, I would be incredibly concerned that this era is drawing to a close. The threat to reproductive freedom is no longer theoretical. All those who care about protecting a woman’s right to privacy should take notice and make their voices heard.”

    In her dissent, Justice Ginsburg, attacked Justice Kennedy’s expressed doubts that the procedure placed a difficult moral burden upon women. She said of his comments, “this way of thinking reflects ancient notions about women’s place in the family and under the Constitution – ideas that have long since been discredited.”

    Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards called Wednesday “a dark day for women’s health and safety.”

    National Organization of Women President Kim Gandy rallied her troops: “We must elect a Congress that will repeal this ban and a president who will sign the repeal. November 2008 can’t come soon enough.”

    Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton vehemently denounced the Supreme Court’s decision and its conservative majority, saying: “This decision marks a dramatic departure from four decades of Supreme Court rulings that upheld a woman’s right to choose and recognized the importance of women’s health…It is precisely this erosion of our constitutional rights that I warned against when I opposed the nominations of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.”

    And yet Americans are overwhelmingly supportive of the ban – so are all Americans out to get women? Polls showing women’s support of the ban would suggest that the majority of women are endangering their own rights.

    Here’s the problem: if women’s rights are undermined by outlawing a procedure that allows us to choose to mutilate and suction out the brains of a baby, mid-birth, then women’s rights deserve to be trashed. I would suggest that there is more to women’s rights than this. We need go no further than women’s rights trailblazer Elizabeth Cady Stanton to dismiss the idea that women’s rights and abortion rights are synonymous. “When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit,” she wrote in a letter to her friend Julia Ward Howe.

    And Susan B. Anthony’s newspaper The Revolution reinforces Justice Kennedy’s assertion about the burden an abortion could have. Her editorial warned, “No matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death…”

    Further, if denying the choice of this particular procedure is a threat to every choice to abort as our current women leaders claim, then their position cannot be maintained in legislatures. These women are indeed on the wrong side of history – or herstory. Not because of some “ancient” notions of the subjugation of women returning inexplicably to haunt modern women. As if! No, it is because women have intelligence and consciences and are capable of making informed, moral decisions to pass laws that provide the protections of unborn children they support. All the while, they can safeguard their own legitimate human rights.

    The old guard’s only hope is in the dictatorship of the Supreme Court. That is because Americans, and women in particular, do not agree that the “right” to abortion is absolute. As a group, they are grappling with which restrictions they support, not whether they support any. Since the so-called right to abort is not absolute, then perhaps it is time the democratic process and the majority of American women who support some restrictions on the procedure be allowed to pass laws in which they believe.

    It is past time that women as a “movement” use power for noble and life-giving purposes – rather than for mounting legal arguments to safeguard such a hideous procedure. There is enough suffering and violence in the world.

    Honestly, it is past time to throw out this old guard of so-called “women’s leaders,” and it is time to elect women to public office who truly represent women on this issue.

    With Ms. Gandy, I could not agree more on one point.  November 2008 cannot come soon enough.

    Marjorie Dannenfelser is President of the Susan B. Anthony List.

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    With an opening statement like that one might assume I was referring to the city of Philadelphia, but no. I am speaking about the Muslim Brotherhood. While it sounds nice, a brotherhood and all, it is a front group for terrorists. It has been ever since I’ve been looking into them. Heck, they were supporting terrorists even before that.

    The Brotherhood sprung up in the year 1928 and was banned from existence due to terrorist acts toward the Egyptian government but was later reinstated in 1948 as a religious body only. That did not work out too well, so there was again a ban on the group in 1954. When some of the activists were executed, many fled to neighboring states.

    Here are some more links to the history of the Muslim Brotherhood:

    This group, no matter it’s birthplace and stated purpose at that time, has become a political and military arm on the Global War on Terrorism. They are the enemy. The problem we see today, however, is that our own government does not seem to recognize this fact. For shame.

    I found a very educational article over at CounterTerrorismBlog:

    PBS’s week-long “America at a Crossroads” series presented many of the issues and dilemmas now facing America in the War on Terrorism. The series got mixed reviews on content and temper. There were criticisms about its objectivity from both the left and right. But, despite its flaws, the series provided viewers with a heavy dose of food for thought. Hopefully, it will help stimulate discussion and debate among a growing number of Americans, and perhaps even lead to more close scrutiny and questioning of aspects of Administration policy.

    I intend to write several blogs on issues discussed in the series. I had the opportunity to participate in one of the films, The Brotherhood, so I shall begin there. [Continue reading]

    If you are interested, you can take a gander at this site: America at a Crossroads. This site is marvelously done. I have not yet listened to the program, but I can only imagine that it has been watered down. After all, we are still fighting to get CPB and PBS to release “Islam v. Islamists.” (This is an earlier post I wrote.) The CounterTerrorismBlog contributor, Victor Comras, has contributed “The Brotherhood” to this series. Please visit his site for more information. (The link is above at the ‘continue reading’ link.)

    The American Islamic Forum for Democracy is one of the moderate Islamic groups that speaks out against all the violence–without blaming others by saying, “But…” They do not blame Israel in the same breath. Their interest is in being heard so they can take their religion back from the psychopaths who have hijacked it. They are also fighting back against CAIR.

    Here is a very good article I ran to on their site: PBS’ Islamist Apologists Muzzle Muslim Moderates at the site “9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America,” and here is an article written by M. Zuhdi Jasser. He can explain in more detail the crisis we are facing in our country between the dinosaur media vs. the rest of us.

    We do not hear from the moderates, a question most often asked, because the media, the government and the Islamists we are at war with are preventing it. That should give you grave concern. After all, the documentary that was created, “Islam vs. Islamists”, was bought and paid for by you and me with our tax dollars. That makes it government citizen owned. That also makes it censorship. Why are they doing this terrible thing? So as not to hurt our enemy’s feelings? Very scary…

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    Israel at 59

    The continuous struggle to independence
    April 24 2007 | Eli E. Hertz

    About six months before the War of Independence in 1948, Palestinian Arabs launched a series of riots, pillaging, and bloodletting. Then came the invasion of seven Arab armies from neighboring states attempting to prevent the establishment of a Jewish state in accordance with the UN’s 1947 recommendation to Partition Palestine, a plan the Arabs rejected.

    The Jewish state not only survived: It came into possession of territories – land from which its adversaries launched their first attempt to destroy the newly created State of Israel.

    In the first critical weeks after the British left the region and Israel declared its independence, the combined Arab armies of: Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Trans-Jordan, Iraq, and contingents from Saudi Arabia and Yemen aimed at a small Jewish militia with three tanks and five artillery pieces. Israel had no air force, and until arms were rushed in from abroad and a regular army could be organized, it relied on the only strength it had: 70 years worth of social solidarity inspired by the Zionist endeavor.

    Israel’s citizens understood that defeat meant the end of their Jewish state before it could even get off the ground. In the first critical weeks of battle, and against all odds, Israel prevailed on several fronts.

    The metaphor of Israel having her back to the sea reflected the image crafted by Arab political and religious leaders’ rhetoric and incitement. Already in 1948 several car bombs had killed Jews and massacres of Jewish civilians underscored Arab determination to wipe out the Jews and their state.

    There were 6,000 Israeli dead as a result of that war, in a population of 600,000. One percent of the Jewish population was gone. In American terms, the equivalent is 3 million American civilians and soldiers killed over an 18-month period.

    Israel War of Independence in 1948 was lawful and in self-defence as may be reflected in UN resolutions naming Israel a “peace loving State” when it applied for membership at the United Nations. Both, the Security Council (March 4, 1949) and the UN General Assembly (May 11, 1949) declared:

    “Decides in its judgment that Israel is a peace-loving State and is able and willing to carry out the obligations contained in the Charter …”

    Happy birthday peace-loving Israel

    To see the entire article please click HERE


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    I have come upon this article in the UK where abortions are allowed up until the 24th week of–what? Pregnancy?–gestation. After this length of time, you must have a disability, a defect or the mother’s life must be in danger for the doctor to elect to murder you. Oh, there I go again. Speaking as if to the child–er–the fetus (which BTW means “baby” in English)–is a human being. Imagine that! I always wanted a puppy! (If you don’t get that, don’t bother trying. You are too far gone.)

    One in 30 aborted foetuses lives.

    One in 30 foetuses aborted for medical reasons is born alive, a 10-year study at 20 UK hospitals has found. Most of these babies with disabilities were born between 20 and 24 weeks of pregnancy and all lived for no more than a few hours.

    Anti-abortion campaigners said the figures in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology study were likely to be the tip of the iceberg.

    But abortion experts said such incidents were extremely rare.

    Abortion rates

    About 190,000 abortions take place annually in England and Wales. This is nearly a quarter of all pregnancies.

    Most abortions are carried out on “healthy” foetuses for social reasons.

    The study, however, looked at the outcomes of 3,189 abortions performed between 1995 and 2004 because the baby had a disability of some kind.

    It showed that 102 – or around one in 30 – were born alive.

    Julia Millington of the pro-life group Alive and Kicking Campaign said the rates found at West Midlands hospitals studied were likely to be mirrored elsewhere in the UK.

    She explained: “If 102 out of 3,189 babies aborted for reasons of impairment are born alive, then how many healthy babies must be surviving?

    “It is difficult to comprehend the number of babies, throughout the country, left fighting for their lives.” [Continue reading.]

    So. I wonder also. I wonder how many children are BORN in America only to be layed to die? Oh yes. They let the CHILD starve, crying for it’s Mommy. I guess the ‘women’ who don’t have time to bother with children don’t need to know about this information. No. Only the info. from the EU that fits their agenda is noteworthy.

    YOU ARE EXPOSED. I also wonder how many people will ever read about this study in America? The land of brave and the home of the free…life, liberty and property…God help us.

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    Just four years ago today the statue of that demonic tyrant came crashing down taking with it all the weight of the past 30 years of terror and gave way to that magical light at the end of a long, long tunnel for all the people who suffered under his boot. While there would still be many sorrows and fears to come, it was here at last. Freedom. Sweet, unadulterated freedom and with it, liberty for all the Iraqi people.

    Saddam’s statue fell, Baghdad Bob ran off into thin air to be heard from no more, and the jubilance began. I have the pictures. I saw the smiles. I heard the cheers. I saw the tears. You cannot tell me it did not occur.

    It is for those children, those women, those elderly people and those men whose only crime was being born in Iraq, under Saddam’s boot, that I rejoice with them this day of independence. They have suffered so much, yet they have come so far. It is as if they were trapped in a nightmare unable to awaken! So when they finally did awake, they feared it was unreal, because it has been the dream they could not allow themselves to dream for so long. Then it was upon them. Praise God!

    It has been four years now, and it is not what those who dreamed to dare had expected. That is because they are not only fighting criminals from there, but they are fighting a true enemy in the Middle East [Iraq, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Arabs (who call themselves Palestinians)] who have a jihad against all who do not believe as they do, and many others whose soul purpose in life is to make sure others are not allowed to live their lives.

    They accomplish this by suicide bombings. I have a recommendation. Gather up all the suicide bombers and grant them their dream, then we can get on with ours! Of course, then there is the Democrats…but that’s a-whole-nother ball game…

    May God bless the Iraqi people, especially the children, and may He bring peace to the entire country. I pray they turn their face toward God and hear His voice. He loves you, Iraq. God bless you.

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    Dear Heavenly Father,

    Please forgive my behavior for the past couple of days. I have cursed, and I have blamed others. I am just as guilty as the others I have accused of doing nothing for the people in Darfur, Sudan and Iran.

    I have been praying for the people of Darfur to receive help to stop the genocide, but I have run out of ideas as to how to save them. My heart weights about 500 tons.

    I also am angry at Britain for the way they are caving into Iran. Do they and President Bush not understand that they are sending mixed messages to the pro-democracy Iranian people who are stuck in that hell? Please God. Help them. Save them. Free them. All of them. I cannot, I have failed.

    But I shall continue to pray for all the people who have no voice, and I will continue to write for them so that they do not go unheard. If only the people would read about these beautiful souls!

    Lord, please guide their eyes, convict their hearts (and mine) so they will read, and then grant us some answers so that we may do Your will. I love You, God. Thank You for such a beautiful life. In Jesus’ precious name I pray.


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    I am still in shock. We prayed for him through his colon cancer, and that what was only a couple years ago. Now he has found that the biopsyed mass that was in his lower abdomen has been determined to be malignant. Apparently, when it was tested earlier (I didn’t know he was), he was told it was benign. Is everyone who goes to Washington going to get cancer? Why should I quit smoking if I live in California?

    I am shocked, I am angry, I am afraid, and I am ashamed. Because I feel human emotions? No. Of course not. Because of how I am allowing them to affect me and my thought process.

    Dear Tony Snow and Family,

    You are such a dear man and friend. You are faithful to our country and your family. I pray for all of you to remain strong and know that God is in control of everything. He hears our prayers. Take comfort in Him. Let your family know when you need them to do just a little something extra for you. Allow them to help you, because this is not just your time of uncertainty and fear. Help them to be a part of your life, just as they always have been. God bless you, Tony. God bless your family. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

    If anyone would care to send a get well message to Tony Snow, please do so here. Thank you.

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    It is times like this when we are Americans, not political animals. Mrs. Edwards, wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, has been diagnosed with cancer in one of her right ribs. This was discovered through a series of exams for pain she was having in her left ribcage. There was a small something that just didn’t seem right on the other side though. They were correct. The breast cancer she had dealt with in 2004 had not only come back, it spread into her bone.

    Here is where I have am having diametrically opposed feelings. At their press conference, John declared that he was going to continue in the race. I felt two things.

    1. I was proud that they were not going to let this define them. Also, that they had decided together, I’ll bet it was her, that he should not give up the fight. Symbolically, neither would she.

    2. I was angry at him for not considering being with his wife during her hour of need.

    Tacky? Yes. Very. I have no idea what she wants, nor do I dare intrude. This was me remembering all the times I have had to endure many hospital episodes alone. Emotional. Me? Yup.

    It may appear that John is being selfish, but allow me to pose this question to you. Do we know that it was not her wish to see his dreams fulfilled before she dies? Do we know if she does not want to defined by cancer? Do we know that she did not push him into continuing?

    Do not judge them. We do not know, and we have no right to know. I know the press has made it appear as if we do, but we do not. Show me where it says so in the Constitution.

    Dear Elizabeth Edwards,

    I pray for your family and you. I pray that you can find peace in your daily walk, and I pray that you live a very long life. I pray they come up with a cure. I also pray for your happiness. I pray for your young children, that they may know you a long time. Never give up. Never look back. Live everyday to its fullesst. May God bless you, have mercy on you and shower you in His Grace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

    Sources: Elizabeth Edwards’ metastasized breast cancer should be treatable. LA Times. If that link does work, try this one.

    Elizabeth Edwards and Her Cancer: A Controllable Disease. US News & World Report. If that link no longer works, try this one.

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    From the desk of SWC:

    Yesterday, during the year’s first meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated, “The world is watching to see whether this young council will live up to its promise.”

    Since its inception a year ago, the new U.N. Human Rights Council, which replaced the infamously politicized Human Rights Commission, has passed eight, one-sided resolutions accusing Israel of human rights violations and four more are planned. Among the issues scheduled for discussion during the Council’s meeting is U.N. Special Rapporteur John Dugard’s new report claiming that Israel is an occupying force among the Palestinians and that she has committed crimes such as apartheid and colonialism.

    Therefore, please join with the Simon Wiesenthal Center in urging U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour,  to direct the Human Rights  Council to focus its attention away from resolutions bashing Israel and rather on what the U.N. itself has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis: Darfur. The U.N. Council’s failure to act has been the direct result of the combined voting bloc of certain African states with the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference, whose goal is to prevent any resolution condemning Sudan, one of their own. Meanwhile, millions continue to be raped, murdered, starved and displaced.

    Even the new U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, has said he is “worried by its [the UNHRC’s] disproportionate focus on violations by Israel.” And, R. Nicholas Burns, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs told the US Foreign Affairs Committee, “It [the UNHRC] spent the entire year slamming Israel.”

    Stop the U.N’s one-sided, anti-Israel bashing by using this link to sign the petition to U.N. Human Rights Chief Louise Arbour...

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    From the desk of the Jerusalem Prayer Team:

    In just hours, we leave for the border of Iran and the torture chamber of “Chemical” Ali. The road will be dangerous. An Iranian terror organization inhabits that mountainous region; it’s time to do some serious praying for our safety.

    At 5:30 AM, we began the drive northeastward toward Iran. Kurdistan encompasses over one-third of the population-inhabited area of Iraq. It has the largest oilfield in the world, Kirkuk. It reaches from Khanaqin in the east and stretches along the Iranian border to Sinjar in the West, taking in the Plain of Nineveh. Our first destination was Sulaymaniyah. I learned that the Iranians are smuggling heroin, opium and hashish into Iraq. The border is open for more than 400 miles, and is controlled by the Mahdi Army and the Bader Brigade, both pro-Iranian Shiite organizations.

    Our first meeting was with General Sheikh Ja’affra. This small man with a large black mustache is the Minister of Peshmerga Affairs. He was so thankful to the Americans for liberating his people. “If you withdraw now, you can be sure the terrorists will come to America. It’s quite simple; you asked them to fight you in Iraq and they did. If you leave, they will consider that you have been defeated, and will take the fight to you.

    “The Mahdi Army is trained in Iran, and is modeled after Hezbollah. Their terror equipment comes from Iran. And yes, it was responsible for the attack in Najaf as well as all the attacks in the south. The suicide bombers are coming from al-Qaeda camps in Iraq, and are being replenished from Afghanistan. They are moving Afghan drugs into Lebanon to sell throughout Europe. Iran is behind all the attacks in Iraq in one way or another.

    “To win the war, the borders must be closed and monitored by troops that are not loyal to Iran; troops that can be monitored. Most of Iraq is controlled by the Shia, and for that to change, a new Iraq must be built from Kurdistan southward. Our region is a model of democracy and stability. It is not necessary for U.S. troops to die here; we can stop the terror in these cities if you will let us. So far, your government has said, ‘No.’”

    Over lunch we met with Vice President Kosrat Rasul Ali. He invited me to come back and meet with him and President Barzani and Abdul Abdulbari Alzebari, a member of the Iraqi Congress. Mr. Ali said to me, “We have 200,000 soldiers, you have 300,000. You don’t need military in harm’s way; work with us and we will control all of the ground in Iraq. If you will let us, we will shut down Iran. Now 60 percent of Iraq is controlled by Iran; we will see that the number is zero percent.”

    Following lunch, we visited the Red House, Saddam Hussein’s headquarters in Sulaymaniyah, and the site of his torture chambers. A precious man, Kiowa, took us to the torture chambers where he was victimized. He was hanged from meat hooks from his chest while his arms were tied behind his back. At the same time, electrical shocks were applied to his body parts. I could see the terrible pain in his eyes as he repeated his story.

    I was stunned to learn that Iranians are buying property in Iraq and pouring a fortune into the fundamentalist mosques. Most who escaped to Iran during Saddam’s regime are back in Iraq and strongly support Iran. They have made trade agreements and are pouring money into Iraq. There is an embassy in Baghdad and consulates in almost every region. Tourism agreements allow millions of pilgrims to visit Karbala and Najaf. This is a boon for terrorists who enter the country, along with the pilgrims.

    Iran’s goal of achieving instability in Iraq is succeeding. The Holy Grail of understanding is that the U.S. battle in Iraq is between stupidity and stability. America’s liberal, anti-war left is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. The cries of, “We’re losing the war; they’re winning,” emboldens an enemy that has a 9/11 ideology. As I looked at footage of terrorist attacks on US troops, I became angry. To think that 9/11 terrorists have come to Iraq from around the world to fight us while the liberals in the U.S. scream, “Get out!” This is insane. How can you make Iraq the central front on the war on terrorism and not have a mess on your hands?

    To have uncapped the genie of Shiite fundamentalism in Iraq with a Shiite super-state next door was a prescription for disaster. One cannot find one Arab out of one thousand that does not believe the U.S. invaded Iraq over oil. To try to convince them otherwise is an exercise in futility.

    While we outwardly threaten Iran for their interference in Iraq, we close our eyes to the fact that there are Iranian agents behind virtually every rock. The embassy and consulates of this member of the axis of evil are nothing more than war rooms to fund and plan the battles against U.S. troops.

    I am certain that if the U.S. provided the tools for the Iraqi Kurds to fight the war and simply controlled the skies and provided back-up, U.S. deaths would drop and victory would come in time. The liberal media, however, will have to be put into press pools and monitored; they are doing more to undermine a victory in Iraq than the enemy.

    “Ali Baghdad” and his forty thieves that pillaged the banks in Iraq are out of their cage like a wild bird. They have migrated to the Middle East, their souls filled with hatred and their pockets filled with U.S. dollars. If an Iranian-style Islamic revolution happens in Iraq, the fire could jump across the Middle East.

    I have just learned that another Blackhawk helicopter was shot down in Najaf, the fourth in two weeks. Intelligence officers told me that the helicopter attacks are carried out with Iranian missiles. Nine more U.S. soldiers have been killed just in the past 48 hours.

    I was just told by three different airport agents that our flight would not leave for Jordan this morning. Why? There is no jet fuel. Iranian proxies are blowing up the oil trucks as they head toward Kurdistan, and the Turks will not allow oil to be transported into Iraq.

    Without morality, democracy is one of the worst forms of government. The world found it to be so during the French Revolution and during Hitler’s day. No power on earth can ignore the Kurdish dilemma indefinitely. Thirty million living Kurds and the blood of a multitude of the dead cry out for justice.

    Democracy literally means “rule by the people.” The only people-group supporting democracy is the Iraqi Kurdish people. It’s a fantastic success. Everything President Bush wanted to see in Iraq is present in Kurdistan. Erbil is the fourth largest city in Iraq with Baghdad first, Kirkuk second, and Mosul third.

    The headlines today are gut-wrenching. A suicide bomber driving a truck loaded with explosives killed 135 in Iraq’s deadliest bombing since 2003. Shiite Prime Minister al-Maliki blamed Saddam Hussein supporters. An Iraq-born Israeli official tells me that it was Sunni al-Qaeda members. The problem lies with al-Maliki and his political ally, Moqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army of over 60,000 terrorists. I am so glad I came to Iraq, and especially Kurdistan, in order to tell the world the story of democracy at work in at least a region of Iraq.

    Maybe President Bush is right about fighting the global war from Iraq. If he does that, he must surely fight it as a war with allies, not enemies. The words of Christopher Columbus may very well describe the President’s War on Terror with Iraq as the central front: “All who heard of my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit because he comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures.”

    Click here to receive articles by Mike Evans, intelligence reports from Iraq, and to receive notices of scheduled showings of the television documentary, The Final Move Beyond Iraq and release of his newest book: The Final Move Beyond Iraq.

    Please forward this to a friend.

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    Blackfive has put out the word:

    Stay tuned. Ft. Rucker, Alabama, was hit hard by yesterday’s tornados and storms. While the fort has been instrumental in helping out the local area, military families have lost loved ones and homes have been destroyed.

    Soldiers’ Angels is on the job and will be establishing funds to support Ft. Rucker soldiers and families.

    As usual, when I ask you to donate, Blackfive.net donates first with an initial $50.

    Here is the link to the PayPal account to help Ft. Rucker families.

    I would be honored if you would go to this link and give generously. I will also be giving what I can. Thank you so very much for caring about and for our military families and our brave men and women who do the work that is necessary for us to remain a free nation. Godspeed.

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    I have mixed emotions about this, and that is a bad way look at this. It should not be looked at emotionally but Constitutionally. What does the Constitution say?

    Well, President Thomas Jefferson used Federal dollars to buy Bibles to teach the Indians our Language and culture. Culture used to be known as Christianity. They were intertwined. Starting with President Washington, the Bible was the first and only text available for a long time.

    It was important for a person to learn to read and write, and this was the purpose of using the Bible. (Aside from the fact that most people were Christians.) An educated society was a virtuous society. So it was in those days. lol.

    Yesterday we had President Bush’ faith-based program being heard in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). If they would teach the Bill of Rights correctly, we would all understand that the freedom of religion was included so as to protect the Church, the Synogogue, and the Mosque from the weight of the Federal government. Not the other way around.

    I have received an e-mail from the ACLJ (Justice) attorneys. They have included a short video:

    This morning, as I walked the sacred halls of our nation’s highest court, I was reminded of the extreme importance of your solid support of the ACLJ. It is why I am at the Supreme Court today. It is why our team of lawyers worked diligently to ensure our amicus brief was filed under an expedited deadline in this critical case.

    Aggressive secularist groups, such as the one in this case (called ”Freedom From Religion Foundation”), are on the warpath. This group goes so far as publishing warning stickers that they encourage to be placed on Bibles in hotel rooms. They take an extreme view of separation of church and state and have challenged the President’s faith-based office.

    [sorry, but I removed the video. You may view it over at Jay’s site.] 

    As a faithful member of the American Center for Law and Justice, I wanted to report to you immediately.

    Please take just a moment to view this video report from outside the Supreme Court of the United States. I prepared it for you just moments after oral arguments were heard in Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, a highly pivotal case in the fight to protect President Bush’s faith-based initiatives.

    This is an imperative case!  Defending religious freedom is a matter of great urgency.  I encourage you to…read our amicus brief that was filed in this critical case, also.

    Thank you for your firm stand alongside us.  Thank you for your solid support of our efforts.  You make it possible for us to fight in the highest court of our land today for liberty.

    Thank you!

    They have also asked for our help, if you would like to keep religion in its’ rightful place in our Country.

    Thank you for taking the time read his article. I still feel uneasy toward the federal government getting mixed up in our business. I do not know. I rather like having the power over them, although I understand the complaint.

    What is the complaint? Faith based programs work better than anything this government-made of men could ever do. Programs such as helping the needing, clothing the poor, feeding the hungry, etc.

    You do know, I hope, that just because the government has interveved does NOT relieve you of your Godly obligations! All religions do much more effecient and helpful service than any government agency ever could.

    Knowing this, we should try to eliminate the programs rather than allow the feds into our door. It doesn’t matter how noble the cause.

    Remember, Jesus got very angry when He saw the money-changers in His temple outer area…

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    Iran, Syria supplying weapons and aid to Islamic terror groups [See List Below ]

    JERUSALEM, Israel – As Israel and the United States worked together this week to resume peace talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, growing signs indicate a concerted effort by the radical Islamic terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas to rearm themselves in preparation for further conflict.
    Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based, Iranian-backed Shiite militant group that initated a war against Israel this past summer after their gunmen crossed the Lebanese-Israeli internationally recognized border, is now receiving weekly shipments of weapons from Iran and Syria. “We know that Syria is trying all the time to smuggle weapons over the Lebanese border to Hezbollah,” Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told members of the foreign press on Feb. 20.

    In an interview with a Kuwaiti newspaper on Feb. 3, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah openly declared that Iran is supplying his group with monetary aid and weapons. [1]

    On Feb. 9 the Arabic daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that a truck carrying 60 Grad rockets and 240 mortar shells of different callabers, intended for Hezbollah’s use, was intercepted in Beirut by the Lebanese Army. [2].

    Many of Hezbollah’s missiles caches were destroyed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) after the group bomarded Israel’s northern border with hundreds of Katyusha rockets. But because of Syria’s aid in rearmament, Hezbollah has “returned to its pre-war capabilities and has even become stronger,” said IDF Brigade-General Yossi Baidatz, head of the Military Intelligence Research Division, in a breifing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Feb. 20. [3].

    Hezbollah’s growing weapons stockpile is also enabling it to smuggle rockets and anti-tank missiles to Gaza-based Sunni terror groups, including Hamas’ military wing (Izzedeen al-Qassam Brigades) and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

    On Feb. 20 Israeli Police prevented a PIJ terrorist from conducting a large-scale terrorist attack in the Tel Aviv area. [4]  Palestinian Islamic Jihad also claimed responsibility for the Jan. 29 suicide bombing in Eilat, which left three Israelis dead and also orchestrated the April 17, 2006 suicide bombing  that killed 11 in Tel Aviv.

    PIJ’s leader, Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah, is listed on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (F.B.I) website as one of the “Most Wanted Terrorists.” [5]  A $5 million dollar reward has been offered for his capture under the Rewards for Justice Program.

    PIJ’s violent military wing, Sayeret Al-Quds Brigades , have been responsible for firing most of the Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel.

    Iran also provides PIJ with an estimated $2 million in state-sponsored funding to PIJ annually. [6].  

    Evidence of Hamas and Hezbollah Rearmament:

    • Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the militant group responsible for launching many of the Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel, announced on Feb. 8 that they developed a new Qassam launcher – from which three rockets were previously launched – that can fire up to six Qassams at once. Typical Qassam launchers can only fire one rocket at a time. [7].
    • Under the control of the Hamas government, Palestinians are now capable of launching Qassam rockets into the coastal town of Ashkelon, which lies 13 km (8 mi.) from northern Gaza. Qassams usually can travel 3 -10 km (1.8 – 6 mi.).
    • Palestinian militant groups are actively working to extend the range of Qassam rockets fired from Gaza into Israel. In July and August 2006, Qassam rockets firing distances were measured at 15 and 16.3 km (9.3 and 10.1). [8].
    • Hamas’ green light for continued terror against Israel has resulted in the development by its military wing of a new double-engine Qassam rocket, and the acquisition of Grad-style Katyusha rockets that can reach targets within 18-30 km (11-19 mi.). [9].
    • On March 28, 2006, Palestinian Islamic Jihad launched a Grad-type Katyusha into Israel for the first time. [10].  Four Grad-type rockets in total have been fired into Israeli territory.
    • The IDF now believes that the Izzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades and other Palestinian military factions have Sagger anti-tank missiles in their possession. The Sagger AT-3 is an anti-tank missile that can pierce 400 mm of armor and hit a target up to 3 km (1.9 mi.). [11].
    • Following the U.N. brokered cease-fire on Aug. 11, 2006, Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported that Iran and Syria were already working to rearm Hezbollah, and stockpiles of weapons were awaiting transport for the group in Syria. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards were specifically responsible for supplying those arms to militants in southern Lebanon. [12].

    In addition, several Palestinian terrorist groups receive training, financial support and weapons from Iran and Syria. They also receive thousands of dollars in reward money for each attack on Israel, according to an Israeli Security Agency source. [13].

    Sometimes they are paid before the attack and sometimes they submit a bill to Lebanon afterward and the money gets transferred a short while later,” according to the source. [14].

    Security officials also said Hezbollah is directly involved in smuggling thousands of dollars into Gaza to pay for the attacks. Militants are paid based on the number of Israelis they kill or injure by Qassams they fire into Israel.

    The Islamic Republic of Iran – the world’s leading state sponsor of terror [15]  – is the main source of financial support for these terrorist attacks against Israel.

    Both Hezbollah and Hamas refuse to relinquish their arms.

    On Feb. 18 Hezbollah cabinet minister Mohammed Fneish, who resigned his post in the Lebanese government in Nov. 2005, told the daily Al Mustaqbal that “We [Hezbollah] hold on to our weapons since their employment is not over yet .” [16].

    Hezbollah was required to disarm in compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 in August 2006. [17].

    Weapons Found Recently by the IDF in Gaza:

    In a briefing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Nov. 14, 2006 Israel Security Agency Director Yuval Diskin outlined that following Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, Palestinian terrorist groups have smuggled into the Gaza Strip: [18].

    • 33 tons of military-grade high explosives
    • 20,000 assault rifles
    • 3,000 pistols
    • 6,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition
    • 38 long-range Qassam missiles
    • 12 shoulder-fired, anti-aircraft guided missiles
    • 95 anti-tank rocket launchers
    • 410 anti-tank rockets
    • 20 precision-guided anti-tank missile

    Iranian and Syrian-Supplied Weapons in Hezbollah’s Arsenal:

    • Israeli military sources report that the majority of Hezbollah’s rocket arsenal is comprised of 122-millimeter [19] Katyusha rockets with a range of about 19 kilometers. [20].
    • According to a report by The New York Times, the Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 rockets have ranges of 40 and 72 kilometers and sizes of 240-millimeters and 333-milimeters respectively. [21].
    • Israeli security officials suspect that Syria has also begun to provide Hezbollah 222-millimeter rockets with a range of 19-29 kilometers. [22].
    • According to an Iranian army official, Iran transferred to Hezbollah four types of long range missiles and rockets: Fajr missiles (100 km/62 miles), Iran 130 missiles (90-110 km/55.8-68.2 miles), Shahin missiles (150 km/93 miles) and 355 millimeter rockets (150 km/93 miles). [23].

    In his press conference to the foreign press on Feb. 21, Israeli PM Olmert also emphasized Iran’s noncompliance with the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1737 deadline that passed the very same day.

    His statements came on the same day Iran made clear it would defy the United Nations resolution passed on December 23rd that gave Tehran 60 days to halt its uranium enrichment program. “Today is the last day that was designated by the international community and by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1737,” Olmert said. “Therefore the international community will have to think of additional measures.”


    [1] Khoury, Jack, “Report: Nasrallah admits Iran supplies Hezbollah with arms,” Haaretz, Feb. 4, 2007.

    [2] Abbas, Tha’ar, “Truck seized heavy weapons to Hezbollah in Beirut,” Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Feb. 9, 2007; Associated Press, “Lebanese army seizes Hezbollah amunition in Beirut suburb,” International Herald Tribune, Feb. 8, 2007.

    [3] Rosenfelder, Shanni, “Arms smuggled to Hizbullah weekly,” The Jerusalem Post, Feb. 20, 2007.

    [4] Haaretz Service and News Agencies, “Undercover border policemen kill Jenin-area Islamic Jihad chief,” Haaretz, Feb. 21, 2007.

    [5]Most wanted terrorist: Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah,” The Federal Bureau of Investigations.

    [6] “Group Profile: Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Database.  

    [7] Grinberg, Mijal, “Beinisch: Gov’t can do a better job of fortifying schools near Gaza,” Haaretz, Feb. 8, 2007.  

    [8] Harel, Amos, “IDF: New Qassams can reach north of Ashkelon,” Haaretz, Jan. 11, 2007.

    [9]Missiles and Mortars: Introduction,” Weaponsurvey Web site.

    [10]Katyusha rocket ‘fired from Gaza,'” BBC News, March 28, 2006.

    [11] Harel, Amos, “IDF worried Hamas may have advanced anti-tank missiles,” Haaretz, Feb. 21, 2007.  

    [12] Nahamias, Roess, “Tehran official: Many weapons waiting for Hizbollah,” YnetNews, Aug. 21, 2006.  

    [13] Keinon, Herb, and Katz, Yaakov, “Exclusive: Hizbullah paying terrorists for Kassam attacks,” The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 28, 2006.

    [14] Keinon, Herb, and Katz, Yaakov, “Exclusive: Hizbullah paying terrorists for Kassam attacks,” The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 28, 2006.

    [15] O’Toole, Pam, “Rice: Iran is terrorism ‘banker’,” BBC News, Feb. 17, 2006, accessed July 7, 2006.

    [16]Hezbollah refuses to lay down its arms,” Ya Libnan, Feb. 18, 2007.

    [17] United Nations Security Council, “Resoultion 1701 (2006) Adopted by the Security Council at its 5511th meeting,” United Nations, S/Res/1701(2006), Aug. 11, 2006. 

    [18]Behind the headlines: The threat to Israeli civilians from the Gaza Strip,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nov. 21, 2006.

    [19]Katyusha rocket,” GlobalSecurity.org, accessed July 16, 2006.

    [20] Gordon, Michael, “Militants Are Said to Amass Missiles in South Lebanon,” The New York Times, July 16, 2006.

    [21] Gordon, Michael, “Militants Are Said to Amass Missiles in South Lebanon,” The New York Times, July 16, 2006.

    [22] Gordon, Michael, “Militants Are Said to Amass Missiles in South Lebanon,” The New York Times, July 16, 2006.

    [23] Nahmias, Roee, “Report: Hezbollah has 150 kilometer range missiles,” Ynetnews, July 16, 2006.

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    I was not going to write about this topic, because many people only care about the numbers. However Mohammed over Iraq the Model has let his emotions and life lay bare on his blog. If he can do such a thing, then so can I.

    I do not want see anymore numbers without the names of the people, the cause of their death and more importantly, what their life has accomplished. We are not just numbers.

    There was a terrorist attack at a school yesterday, and 65 children were murdered because they dared to seek an education. Were they right to do this after being warned not to go to school? I say, “Yes.”

    These are brave people in Iraq. I doubt very much that very many Americans could have survived what these Iraqis have had to endure and come out of it okay. Oh, but they can run their mouths. I sure wish each American could live in al Anbar for just a week!

    I pray for their parents and relatives and friends. God, please comfort them. Help us to smite our common enemy. Please except these precious children into Heaven with love and forgiveness of sins. Make it stop, God. Make it stop.

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    How are you? Are you having a bad day? Do you feel the need to complain? Has your boss been getting on your nerves at work? Are they taking too long with your food order?

    I have an e-mail I would like share with you,  and then tell me how you feel:

    Dear Rosemary,

    I’ve just returned from a trip to meet survivors of the Darfur genocide at refugee camps in Chad. What I saw horrified and saddened me, but it also inspired me.

    Accompanied by acclaimed actress Mia Farrow, I traveled to the region to learn about the lives of those displaced by the violence, to tell them that the world will not forget them, and to gather their stories to share with you.

    We’ve posted photos and documentary film footage from the trip on our web site – click here now to view them.

    In the Gaga camp, we met refugees who had just arrived after a ten-day walk from Darfur and were too shocked to speak in anything other than three- or four-word sentences.

    At the Habile camp, we met the village chief of Louboutigue whose 300-person community was still waiting for grain rations eight days after their homes were burned and their food supply looted.

    In the Goz Beida hospital, we met three men whose eyes were gouged out simply for being on their own land – land that someone else wanted.

    In the Djabal camp, we met a woman who showed us a terrible wound on her back, caused by a bullet that had first killed the daughter she had been carrying as she tried to escape an attack by the Janjaweed.

    And yet all the people we met believed that the world community would end the violence and allow them to recover their lives and return to their homes.

    We met real people struggling to get through each day, grinding grain, and taking care of children. The children wanted to meet us and play with us. The adults had smiles for us. Most of all, they wanted us to tell the world that they were waiting to go home.

    We must not let them down.

    Upon our return, Mia Farrow and I held a briefing with media in Washington to share our experiences along with photos and video footage from Chad. The briefing and footage were also distributed by satellite to international media outlets to tell the stories of the people we met.

    Please click here to visit our web site to see photos and film footage from our trip and the press briefing. Then share these stories in your communities so the people of Darfur can go home.

    Through my work I have met many people like you who are standing up to fight genocide.

    It was my deepest honor to represent you, and the hundreds of thousands of courageous people like you across America, to tell the people of Darfur, face to face, that we will continue to speak for them.

    I ask you to please forward this email on to your friends and family so they can join the effort.

    To make a donation to allow us to continue our work, please click here.

    Thank you again for your continued support and encouragement.

    Best regards,David Rubenstein
    Save Darfur Coalition

    I do not want anyone to feel guilt. If it is not in your heart to do anything for these  people who are the least of these, please, do not bother. But when you stand before Christ, do not wonder why He asks, “Why did not help the least of these? Why did you not feed nor clothe Me?”

    I hope you recognize how blessed you truly are. Have a nice day.

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    Slavery in this country has been abolished since 1865, yet it continues. There were promises made (just like to the Indians) that were never signed into law (40 acres and a mule).

    There were the Jim Crow laws that declared ‘seperate but equal’ was good enough for our black brothers and sisters. They were not allowed to eat, drink or sit wherever a white person could. They could not go to the same schools, and the schools they were allowed to attend were delapitated. Fine choice, eh?

    Then there was bussing. Who’s idea was this? Oh yes. Sen. Ted Kennedy. I guess he figured that black children did not want or need their friends from home. What a foolish and evil way to treat our neighbors. What an evil way to treat our children.

    I am glad to say that we are doing much better. Is it truly better? Yes. Is it equal? In some areas of life, yes, in others, no. How do you change an ignorant person’s heart?

    Now we have a case–in this day and time–of slavery. It is outrageous that they only received a three years maximum prison sentence.

    Abdel Nasser Ibrahim, 57, was handed a three-year prison sentence while ex-wife Amal El-Motelib, 43, was sentenced to 22 months by US District Judge James Selna. [Read the complete article]

    Editorial: I hate slavery, and this is completey unacceptable. Three years? What? You are allowed to kidnap a child at the age of 10 in Egypt, bring her here, treat her with physical and mental abuse, and have her in servatude for four years, and you only get three years? I do believe that we, as Americans, should stand together and unseat this judge.

    Maybe United States Attorney Debra Wong Yang can explain to us what went terribly wrong. If anyone has any additional information on this case, please contact me.

    PS. The one thing to come out of this whole ordeal is the young lady, now 16, has been granted a visa allowing her to stay in America. I just pray she is blessed with a family whom will show her love, kindness, fairness, charity, and all the things she will need to have a successful and happy life.

    Hat tip: Pajamas Media.

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    America’s Truth Forum is having a symposium at Las Vegas November 10 and 11 of this year to warn and inform Americans of the true nature of the threat spreading throughout the world, including the US of A. You may read more at their site, and information on how to get there will also be available.

    From what I’ve just heard about who is going to be there-if you can, then be there. The man that interviewed OBL 3 times, including one time after 9/11, will be there. If you don’t believe us, will you believe him when he tells you OBL already has nuclear weapons? Washington doesn’t have time to listen him. Maybe you will…

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    It is with great joy that we can announce the release of Amir and Fereshteh. They were released on bail this morning local time, although the case against them is apparently still open.

    Fereshteh’s brother Issa Dibaj has spoken to the couple in Mashad, and they said they were treated well by the authorities in prison. They will be re-united with their 6 year old daughter Christine shortly.

    Amir and Fereshteh have expressed their deepest gratitude to all those who were praying and acting on their behalf during this time. God has heard our prayers and has been good to us. Indeed, their sudden release is yet another indication of the power of prayer.

    Please continue to pray for Amir, Fereshteh and Christine as they come to terms with their 8-day ordeal. Pray that they would continue to find the peace and assurance that comes from above, and courage and grace for the coming days. Pray the case against them will be completely dropped.

    Pray also for the Christian community in Mashad. Pray that they will be strengthened in their resolve to stand firm for Christ, as Amir and Fereshteh have. Let us also pray for all our brothers and sisters in Iran who face intimidation. Pray they will have the freedom to share the love of Christ in the nation.

    We also pray at this time for the persecutors. May they be impacted by the testimony of Amir and Fereshteh and experience the forgiveness Christ offers them.

    Thank you again for praying.

    This report was given by Pray for Iran.

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    Hi everyone. Today I received a plea from a friend of mine. There are two people, husband and wife, who have been imprisoned in Iran because they are Christians. I am going to include this e-mail along with some helpful tools you may use. I would appreciate it very much if you could pray for them. Thank you, and God bless you.

    IRAN: Fears are growing for Fereshteh Dibaj and her husband Amir Montazemi

    It has been more than six days since the arrest of Fereshteh Dibaj and her husband Amir Montazemi, and fears for their safety are growing. In particular, family members are very concerned for Fereshteh, daughter of the martyred Rev. Mehdi Dibaj, as no one has heard from her since her arrest in the early hours of Tuesday September 26th in Mashad, Iran.


    “There has been no communication at all from Fereshteh since her arrest and we are very concerned”, says Issa Dibaj, Fereshteh’s brother who lives in the UK. “While Amir has been allowed a brief phone call home to say he is OK, there’s been no word from Fereshteh. We simply don’t know what has happened to her. She might have been tortured during the interrogations and may be too traumatized to talk, or it may be that the authorities are deliberately preventing her from talking to her six-year old daughter to put Fereshteh under as much psychological pressure as possible.”


    Family members have repeatedly pleaded with the local authorities in Mashad to let Fereshteh speak to six-year old Christine and assure them of her well-being, but each time the authorities have declined their request. Yesterday Mr Montazemi, Amir’s 91 year old uncle, called the authorities and pleaded with them to at least let Fereshteh speak to her child. They told him to hang up so Fereshteh can phone. However, no such phone call came.


    In Tehran , church leaders asked government officials to help secure the couple’s release, but were told it was a matter for the secret police in Mashad and that they could not help.

    No reason has been given by the authorities for the arrest of this Christian couple. Christians in Iran have faced persecution since the 1979 Islamic revolution and live with the threat of harassment, interrogations, imprisonment and even death. In 1994, Fereshteh’s father was martyred when he was abducted and killed while on his way to Fereshteh’s birthday party. He had spent over 9 years in prison prior to that on charges of converting from Islam to Christianity.


    Fereshteh and Amir’s family members are asking for the prayers of Christians world-wide. “We would like to ask people to pray for this situation. This issue does not just affect our family, but the whole church in Iran. Despite the threat of persecution, Iranian believers are courageous and are determined to live out their faith; they all need our encouragement and support at this time,” explains Issa.

    What you can do:

    Issa Dibaj is available for media interviews. Please call +1 404 474 2378 or +44 1483 427 778 in the UK to arrange an interview.

    Sam Yeghnazar

    Elam Ministries



    Welcome to prayforiran.org – a website dedicated to encouraging prayer for the nation and people of Iran. This site was launched by Elam Ministries in May 2006 and over 120 Iranian church leaders pledged to 40 days of prayer and fasting for the salvation of Iran. They also issued a call to the global Church to join in praying for the strategic country of Iran. Many thousands across the world responded and joined in praying for Iran, and the site became available in nine languages.

    Why Pray And Fast For

    Iran has long played a leading role in the Islamic world. These days it is at the centre of a global crisis that could easily lead to war, deep political turmoil and economic chaos. We need to fall on our knees and pray that God, in His mercy, will intervene.Also, the small but rapidly growing Iranian church is on the brink of unprecedented growth. Despite the prospect of persecution, men and women, young and old are putting their faith in Jesus Christ – many as a result of dreams and visions. We need to thank God for the open hearts and we want to cry out for a great revival. A strong church in Iran will impact the entire region.

    What Are We Praying For?

    For the persecuted Church in Iran – The Church has experienced severe persecution and restrictions since the 1979 revolution. In the last year, this intimidation of Christians has intensified. We pray for protection, wisdom and boldness for our brothers and sisters in Iran.
    For Revival in Iran–Most of Iran’s 70 million people have never had the opportunity to hear the Gospel. We pray that every Iranian will hear and understand the Gospel and that millions will repent and be saved.
    For God to intervene in the political situation – We pray that God will give Iran righteous and humble leaders who will act justly and love mercy.

    How You Can Use This Website

    The site provides 40 subjects for prayer to help you and your church pray intelligently for Iran. Simply click on one of the 40 links to take you to a page which will help you learn about the subject and guide you in praying. Each page has a slide show with images from Iran accompanied by some Persian worship music. This is there to help you intercede.

    How To Pray

    We encourage you to pray with faith and love for the people of Iran, not with fear and prejudice. Let the Lord show you how much he loves and cares for the people of Iran, just as he loved and cared for the people of Nineveh as in the story of Jonah. Secondly, please focus your prayers on the people of Iran – that they would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Don’t concentrate only on the political situation.

    Finally, please let as many others know about this campaign as you can. Thank you so much for being a part of this campaign. To God be the Glory.

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    The New York Post has written an interesting editorial regarding the reactions to a sentence in the speech Pope Benedict XVI gave in his hometown in Germany.

    It is quite interesting to watch this ‘peaceful religion’ protest, burn the Pope in effagy, threaten his life, murder Christans (as if this were new), burn down Churches, and all this is done after the apologies.

    Excuse me, but go to hell. Who do you think you are to tell the Pope anything? You do not have the first clue of worthiness to kiss the ground he walks on, nor do you have the worth to kiss the ground upon which I walk.

    Grow up, get a life, and stop threatening people. One of these days some people are not going to care what their government says, and they will take care of business themselves. Then you will find that Americans are tolerant up to a point. Cross that line? You will be in grave danger.

    It is now time to stop and apologize to us! Have a good day.

    Category: Church, (Religion) Discussion, News and Terrorism.

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    If you believe the US Supreme Court got it wrong in the Kelo decision, Proposition 90 in California can help you to overcome their decision. Here is your opportunity to take back our private property rights. You will find out how here. Thank you, and remember to vote yes on proposition 90 November 7, 2006.

    This proposition also protects Churches from being stolen from us. We do not pay taxes like the other people do, so they want to steal our land and shut us down. Don’t allow this to happen. Please vote.

    Category: Constitutional Issues and Politics/Debate.

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    Allow me to begin with the acknowledgement that I am biased toward children. I love them. Now that this is out in the open, I would like to share with you a story that is still in everyone’s prayers who knows of this.

    SPC Selena Lassien spent her time in OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) from October 2004 to September 2005. If you thought that was hectic, you haven’t heard anything yet.

    When Selena returned home to Vinton, La, on September 24, 2005, she found herself being chased out of her home by Hurricane Rita. For her 26 years of life, the worst was yet to come.

    After this, her family and she were settled in many different places, with Selena moving from one Fort to the next. Until one day, her boyfriend Darrell and she settled in at Lake Charles. After they had settled in, they received the news. Selena was pregnant.

    It just so happened that she flew to her cousins high school graduation party in Jamaica Plain, Mass. in June 2006. Two hours before she was ready to fly home, she noticed there was something wrong with her pregnancy. She called her doctor back home, he told her to relax and fly home, but Selena knew better. (Not too hard, if you ask me, to second guess a doctor!)

    It was a good thing, too. She went to the hospital emergency room. Being six months pregnant, she was already dialating. They admitted her that day. “After another four weeks in a special bed at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, tiny Kameryn Bias was born. She was soon transferred to Children’s Hospital, where surgeons dealt with the intricate complexities of this fragile but determined life.” She weighed no more than 1.5 pounds.

    As of today, she weighs in at 2 pounds. At this very moment, Kameryn is having another surgery. I have just learned this from Patty Patton-Bader, President and Founder of Soldiers’ Angles. Soldiers’ Angles will be accepting donations into their general fund for 48 hours, starting last night, to help Selena find an apartment near the hospital.

    She is far away from home, and she really needs our help. She helped us by going to war on our behalf, this is a very simple way for us to show our gratitude.

    You may also find some information at Blackfive’s website. Also, Pundit Review held a three hour vigil of sorts on their radio program last night for Selena.

    Please, no matter if you only have $10, it all counts. Do not be embarrassed. Think about it this way. How would you feel after going to war, living through a hurrican, and then your child is born premature and needed surgery on her heart and intenstines? Would you like to be near your daughter? Would you do whatever it took to do so? Well, we’re just trying to make it a little easier on her. After all, doesn’t she have enough on her mind?

    Please use the paypal, or write to:

      Soldiers’ Angels
      Care of SPC Selena Lassien
      1150 N. Loop 1604 W., Suite 108-493
      San Antonio, TX 78248
      You may also call SA at (615) 676-0239.

    Thank you so much for all that you do. That includes the Veterans who have also stepped up to the plate. Unfortunately, they can only offer housing which is very far away from the hospital. I love you guys, but come on. I wouldn’t even leave the hospital, let alone go far away!

    Please remember to pray for Darrell, Selena and Kameryn. Thank you.

    Sources: Blackfive, Pundit Review, Soldiers’ Angels, and two articles from the Boston Herald: Infant at home in the Hub — for now and Fellow vets reach out to mother in need.

    Category: (Military) Someone You Should Know.

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    When I read this yesterday, I was infuriated. “How could this be?” I asked myself. It was a frightful conclusion that came to me. It is because no one wishes to go against the Mullahs of Iran.

    Do they not realize that this is precisely how the holocaust in Hitler’s Germany (not today’s Germany) began? Is anyone paying attention, taking note? Why has this not reached the news? Fear?

    Gateway Pundit has been watching and writing about this atrocity.

    Iranian Regime Supporting Leftists Harass Jews in Argentina

    A group of radical leftist supporters of the Iranian regimeprevented Jewish protesters from holding a demonstration at the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires today:

      Left-wing activists in Argentina prevented an anti-Iran demonstration.Argentine Jewish groups organized a demonstration Wednesday in front of the Iranian Embassy in Buenos Aires to protest Iran’s support for Hezbollah.
      But some 50 members of the group Quebracho stopped traffic and blocked the street so the Jewish demonstration couldn’t proceed.
      Argentine Jewish leaders expressed serious concern and demanded the freedom to demonstrate.
      “Public opinion can understand, from this event, who is playing with violence,” said Silvio Rossjansky, president of the Argentine Zionist Organization.

    A member of the Iranian community (L) argues with members of the Jewish community (R) who had planned a protest against Iran, near the Iranian embassy in Buenos Aires August 23, 2006. (REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian)

    May someone else will start to pay. Then another and another, before it is too late…

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    It has come to that point in time whereas one must decide. Do you want to live in fear of offending someone, or do you simply want to live? Sometimes, you may have to fight for that right.

    Liberty was never gained by weak nor the mild. Freedom was never won by the pacifist nor the lazy. Life was never more precious as when one gave up his for another.

    Conspiracies are born from ignorance. They are also born of denial. Then there are those times when there simply is no conspiracy theory but a lie! Yes. People who want to kill you will lie to you. Are you surprised? What makes you think that that a murderer has the moral compass not to lie?

    This just in: The Lebanese men suspected of having deposited bombs on German trains last month were hired hands — in the employ of the German government itself.

    That, at least, is what one 27-year-old from Saudi Arabia believes. “It’s all a Protestant crusade,” the man explains. “All of northern Germany is Protestant, isn’t it? And so is President Bush.” Then the man launches into a melange of confusing arguments and historical facts. The bubonic plague, Martin Luther and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl all make a cameo. It’s all connected somehow, the man is sure of it. [continue reading]

    Was not Hitler a liar? Was he not a dictator? If you disagreed with him, was this hazardous to health? Then what do say to people who worship him? Yes, the Islamofascists. After all, was not Hitler a fascist?

    Hat tip: Spiegel Online and Little Green Footballs.

    Category: Terrorism and Germany.

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    I have completed the five-part series with Mr. Jay McGinley on Darfur, Sudan. You will find it at Knickerbocker News. Please start with Part 1 and read through to Part 5.

    He is an amazing man. He is willing to lay down his life in a peaceful form of protest until these lawmakers get moving and put troops in the Darfur region that are there to PROTECT (not rape, plunder, sell into slavery, etc.) these beautiful people. What are you willing to do? Have a blessed day.

    Category: Other and Prayer.

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    Memorializing Terror
    By Michael D. Evans
    Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United Nations Security Council is currently meeting and is working intensely to push for a resolution concerning the situation in Israel and Lebanon. Read More.

    Outliving the Terrorists
    By Michael D. Evans
    There was a moment of clarity just a few years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, when Americans reacted as one in the baptism of fire rained down by Bin Laden and company. Read More.

    A plan ‘to commit unimaginable mass murder’
    ALARMING intelligence that an attack was imminent was the trigger for police raids which captured 24 terrorist suspects, including two white converts to Islam. Read More.

    A test for the US, too
    In this region, Hizbullah’s survival in the face of the best Israel can throw at it is the equivalent of throwing blood in a tank full of sharks. Read More.

    Hot Rockets
    Ball bearings normally help motors and other machines run more smoothly. But among Islamofascists, they do exactly what Islamofascists do best: Destroy! Read More.

    A Price of Fighting Terrorism
    Wars, as we all know, are now fought on TV and are subject to far greater — and quicker — scrutiny than ever. Read More.

    After Lebanon, there’s Iran
    When the war in Lebanon ends, the US will have to piece together a whole new strategy for dealing with Iran – especially its nuclear program. Read More.

    Thank President Bush for His Support of Israel
    Israel faces deadly danger on all sides. Please ask President Bush today NOT to succumb to pressure from the Arab League, the UN, the EU, and Iran to turn his back on Israel. Sign the petition now!

    Please make a donation to the Haifa Emergency Fund
    The city of Haifa has been devastated by Iranian-supplied Hezbullah rockets. Please send your emergency gift today and show Mayor Yahav and the people in Haifa that we care, and that we are standing with them. Make a secure online donation today.

    Prayer Priorities

    • Please pray for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the Jewish people as they are faced with attacks on every side. Pray that God will give him wisdom and knowledge to meet the attack of the enemy. (Isaiah 59:19)
    • Pray for the soldiers kidnapped by HAMAS and Hezbollah, Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, and for their families.
    • Pray for President Bush. Pray that God will give him wisdom in the choices he makes, and the advisors to whom he listens. Pray for our members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and state and local officials. (I Timothy 2:1-2)
    • Pray for the families of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan this week. Pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort them, and give supernatural peace. (Philippians 4:7)
    • Pray for the safety of our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. Pray that God will protect and guide them daily. (Psalm 5:11)
    • Pray for revival worldwide according to II Chronicles 7:14.
    • Please pray for the families of these killed in battle: Gilad Stukelman, Yoni Shmucher, Igor Kovalik, Noam Goldman, David Shmidov, Nir Cohen, Ben Sela, Natan Yahav, Rueven Novik, Adi Salim, Elad Dan, Gilad Zusman, Idan Kobi, Naor Kalo and Nimrod Segev.


    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)

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    I cannot believe this. America, where is your heart? Where are your balls? Have you traded them in the hope people will like you impotent? I am a true American, and I hate being a coward because I am not. I also hate turning our backs on our one ally in the Middle East, the Israelis.

    How dare you sign on with the French and the Arab League! Are you crazy? I am very angry at you this moment in time. You want me to work on a campaign for you that will last only two years while our friends are fighting for their lives? Forget it. Find yourself another kool-aid drinker. I’m not the one.

    Would you care to know how they feel about this? I think you should have to swallow this bitter pill.

      Yoni,We are back in Israel and my unit is at rest, so I thought I would send you an email before we go back in on Friday night.I am afraid for my guys, the fighting has been tough but now that the UN is going to set a cease fire and Olmert what a SOB he is again stabbing Tzhal in the back again.

      We are going to go back to Lebanon before the world sh—ts on the Jews once again.

      Yoni how can I take my troops back to fight in such a mess, what is I loose one of my guys?

      What words can I use to comfort their families. I have some guys that have wives at home pregnant what if G-d forbid their dad is killed today, for what? I feel like sitting and crying but I got to lead my men.

      We have lost the war and the army has the ability to beat Hizballah, Syria and the Palestinians all at the same time, but the cowards will not let us.

      I got to go but I am afraid of the next 48 hours.


    I hope you remember this when the questions are asked again, “How did we allow this to happen? Never again!” Yeah, right…

    Update: What a shame it is that you are not in the middle of what is happening. To be so heartless as to have done this:

      I have had people send me emails saying soldier just buck up and get over it. They missed the fact that this person is an officer commanding a unit in the IDF. That is only care in the world right now is for his men. I will not give his rank for his protection.

    Have you absolutely no shame? Have you lost your freakin’ mind? Are you so cold of heart that you could not have know this for yourself? Excuse me, but I’m going to be sick…I am so ashamed…

    Category: Israel, Lebanon, UN and USA.

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    For the Love of God

    Below is a copy an e-mail I received from TownHall.com. This is one of the reasons I have many problems with India:

    While distributing Christian literature, Pastor M. Aharon, was mercilessly assaulted by a group of militant Hindus. He was assaulted for converting Hindus and Muslims to Christianity. His face was covered with blood from heavy blows to his mouth and nose. He survived the brutal attack at the hands of Hindu radicals in the town of Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh, located about 300 miles east of Bombay in central India.

    During this violent incident, a mob of over 100 Hindu radicals cheered and yelled in support of the attack on Pastor Aharon, inciting the rest of the crowd to turn against him. Police stood by as the extensive attack was being carried out, and the constables even prevented the pastor from escaping. Only after Aharon could barely hold himself up did police begin to escort him from the tumultuous scene.

    Pastor Aharon, who has led 700 Hindus and Muslims to Christ and has established 12 churches in this community, has outraged radical Hindus and Muslims. When a VOM contact asked Pastor Aharon what was going through his mind during the attack, he said, “I remembered Christ and many others persecuted for their faith in the last twenty centuries.”

    Every month The Voice of the Martyrs reports on what is really happening around the world where our brothers and sisters are persecuted for their faith. Now you can receive a free subscription to The Voice of the Martyrs award winning monthly newsletter. You will be inspired, and even discover practical ways to get involved. Sign up today!

    Please pray for this Pastor, that his strength is renewed everyday by the Lord Jesus Christ. God bless him. Thank you.

    Category: Prayer and Revival

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    By Danica Kirka, Associated Press Writer.

      LONDON – British authorities thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up several aircraft mid-flight between the United States and Britain using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, officials said Thursday.

    So, there is no war I’ve been told. I have heard from Democrats, some way-out Republicans (Pat), and many a nut. I wonder, what is going to take to get your attention? We’ve already lost the World Trade Towers

    Have you forgotten?

    Update: There are several very well written articles and quite honestly, they are from the experts. First we have one by Evan Kohlmann:

      Al-Qaida’s Use of “Liquid Bombs” Targeting Airliners.
      …described Ramzi Yousef’s plans in detail — including his intention to travel to “France, Egypt, and Algeria after the activities here in the Philippines. The purpose was to train those Muslim brothers thereat, on using a Casio watch as a timing device, chemical mixtures to compound bombs, and to share his expertise in eluding detection on an airport’s x-ray machine, and eventually smuggling [onboard] this liquid chemical bombs.

    Three of those Egyptians have been caught. I wonder where the other eight are? What is there purpose? And they call me paranoid because I do not trust them? Ha!

    Next we have a fine article by Andrew Cochran:

      London Airline Bombing Plot News (updated 8:40 am ET)
      Searches continue at this hour in London after the arrest of 21 suspects. Here is the statement by the Homeland Security Department on the raised threat level to Severe, or Red, for commercial flights originating in the UK bound for the United States, with the threat raised to Orange for all flights within or bound for the US. Fox News: “The terrorists were targeting United, American, Continental airlines, two U.S. counterterrorism officials say. But anonymous sources later told FOX News that British airlines were also being targeted. A U.S. intelligence official said the plotters had hoped to target flights to major airports in New York, Washington and California, all major summer tourist destinations.” …

    The CounterTerrorismBlog sure has been on top of this. I mean all of them! Next we have Walid Phares:

      London: The “Shoe Bomber Factory” again?
      …I have been tiredly raising with legislators and officials on both sides of the Atlantic: From shoes to hand bags the Jihadists are not letting go of their morbid fantasy: bleeding the skies over the Atlantic. While most investigation will direct itself on the “hand bag” weapon in the next few hours and probably days, the larger question on the mind of Jihadism analysts will certainly be: where do these Jihadists come from and how come there are more of them?

    This is a very thoughtful post which gives me pause as to the people who are actually working versus the people in the know. I wonder, who are they listening to? Yes, some of them are gone, but their mentality is still present. Is it the same people they listened to before September 11, 2001? I sure as heck hope not…

    Category: United Kingdom, USA and Terrorism.

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    I am so proud of each and every one of our brave men and women who serve this country, but are we forgetting something? Are we only caring about them while they are at war? While they are deployed? What about when they come home? Do we keep in touch? How do they adjust? These are questions that must be answered.

    There is a very special lady who is reaching out to her hero after his return home in May. As an example, he is having a very hard time readjusting. Are we making it any easier with our petty bickering? Is it because of what his “team” went through over there? It may be both.

    The point is, it is out there. It is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I do not believe anyone of us can truly understand, nor appreciate, what this is doing to our Military. To be even more specific, to one very special man.

    He has a special lady, a Soldiers’ Angel (please go here, and adopt a Soldier!), who has not forgotten him. How many of us do? She is still writing to him, and she is now trying to gather enough e-mails of gratitude to send him for his birthday on the 19th of this month. Is she incredible, or what?!

    In his depression, she refuses to forget about him. That would be easier, no? Not for her. That would be the hardest thing for her to do. If you would like to help in this birthday e-mail gathering campaign, please go here: Happy Birthday Hero. The deadline for all e-mails is August 11, 2006 at 6pm, because she will be going to the Post Office at 9am the next day. (The 11th is this Friday. Thank you.)

    Help us to help her try to bring a brightness on his birthday. After all he has seen, he was in one of the worst areas in Iraq, he deserves our gratitude and our best. They all do.

    We just to let him know that he is appreciated and not alone in this world. It may not seem like much after all he’s seen, but could it hurt?

    Calling all Vets! I need some advise here. What can we do once they come home? What is PTSD? What should we expect? How can we best help someone with this? What are the symptons?

    We need classes and information available to all Americans on this issue. Maybe we could petition the government for some PSA’s about it? I can really use your help, you in the know. Thank you for your service, thanks everyone else, and have a great day.

    Category: Health and Anniversaries and Celebrations.

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    The FBI has now ordered a nationwide alert pertaining to these 11 Egyptian men. They are to be detained when apprehended, but recommend that YOU do not approach them. They are wanted for questioning only at this point.

    We are told that there is nothing worry about, but they may be armed and dangerous. They simply do not know. There is, however, a nationwide alert.

    Do you think the FBI puts out a nationwide alert to capture just any old illegal? I dun’t thin’ so!

    Six of the eleven have Mohammed somewhere in their five names. Seriously, do not approach these men. Call your local FBI office. If you do not have one, call the police. Thank you.

    H/t to Rush and a day old CBS News report. I heard this on Rush’s program, but I could not find it at the AP.

    Category: Terrorism.

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    The Lebanese Parliament today rejected the ceasefire out of hand, saying it was not in Lebanon’s best interest. Need I say more?

    Category: News, Israel and Lebanon.

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    Student Committee of Human Rights Reporters

    On Sunday night, July 30th, imprisoned student activist Akbar Mohammadi, who was on his 9th day of a hunger strike died of a massive coronary while in the prison shower. The prison doctors were not able to revive him. He passed away in the late hours of the night, in prison.

    His body has been transferred to the coroner’s office at a hospital in the Saadatabad area of Tehran.

    On Sunday, members of the Islamic parliament visited Evin prison, where Mohammadi was being detained. Mohammadi had just been returned to his cell in ward 350 after a brutal torture session where he was black and blue, swollen and bleeding from cuts he had sustained under torture; the jailors had chained him to his bed and his mouth had been gagged.

    Student Committee of Human Rights Reporters and Iran Press News condemn this inhumane and barbarous act and while offering condolences to the freedom loving people of Iran holds the murderous and criminal authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran directly responsible for the death of this patriot.

    He gave his life for freedom and will forever live on in Iranian history as a national hero.

    Editor’s Note: Reprinted here to serve the Iranian people who knew him or of him. Also, for those of us who are continuing to fight in his cause. Yes, he shall remain forever in our hearts and memories. Good-bye, dear friend. Even though we never met, I have respected and amired you. You did well.

    H/T to  Banafsheh.

    Category: Iran, Political Prisoners and Human Rights.

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    I have received an e-mail from Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ (NOT the ACLU!) which informs me that today is the 50th anniversary of our National Motto: “In God We Trust.”

    While the ACLJ is committed to preserving our Motto, you can bet the ACLU is dead set against it.

    Use of the slogan “In God We Trust” dates back to the War of 1812. Fearing for the fate of America while watching the British attack Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key penned the words to the Star Spangled Banner. One line in the final stanza says, “And this be our motto – In God is our trust.”

    On July 30, 1956 – 50 years ago today – Congress passed legislation making “In God We Trust” our National Motto … to reaffirm America’s unique history and to distinguish us from atheistic nations who recognize no authority higher than the State.

    It is a wonderful tribute to the morals and principles upon which our nation was founded.

    And yet, there are certainly those who would like to eliminate “In God We Trust” from our country’s landscape.

    Just recently, Michael Newdow challenged our National Motto in a federal district court in California.

    With the help of ACLJ members across America, we responded immediately. We filed an amicus brief on behalf of 47 members of Congress …

    … and the case was dismissed, as it has been time and again over the years. The court ruled that our National Motto has nothing to do with the establishment of religion.

    Happy 50th Anniversary to our National Motto!

    Read more about the history of our National Motto and the ACLJ’s efforts to protect it.

    Thank you, and have a good night.

    Category: American News & Issues and Other.

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    This is a great step forward for the world. Up until last year, Germany was resistent to the pressures by several groups to release the archives of what truly happened during the Nazi era. For history’s cause, it is very important to understand the who, what, when, where, why, and how of it all.

    It does not mean that this is the Germany of today. Certainly not! Maybe this was their fear? Whatever the case, the 11-nation governing body of the International Tracing Service will formally sign the agreement Wednesday, July 26, 2006. This agreement was reached back April 2006. The archives will remain sealed until all 11 nations have their own state’s vote to okay the agreement.

    The Holocaust survivors have had access to these archives, while the public has not. This was in order for them to find out what happened to their family, relatives, and things they owned. It was only for the survivors, though, because Germany was trying to protect the right of privacy for her citizens and those affected. This is their claim, and I will not question it. Not now.

    What is important is that the world may finally learn what really happened, how it happened, and we should learn-not condemn-from this history. After all, would you like to be held accountable for something that someone you never knew did? No, you would not. Neither should the German people, except those of the Nazi party that are still living.

    We must make sure this never happens again, like it is happening today in Darfur, Somalia, Zimbabawe, Iraq, Afghanistan, China, North Korea, Kasmir, Pakistan, etc. The world is asleep while people are being slaughtered by terrorists as though they were chattle. Why?

    Maybe, just maybe, we will find some of those answers in these archives. Then, we must pay attention, stand up and scream at the top of our lungs “NO!”, and do all that we possibly can to prevent it from happening again.

    Source: Germany to sign protocol opening Nazi files to researchers.

    Category: Germany and News.

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    The next time you wish to blame Israel for the war between Hizbollah and the sovereign country of Lebanon, please remember this: Ha’aretz.

    It turns out that even the mumbling of George Bush, in between bites, that Syria must be told to cut “that shit” out, is not exactly practical. Syria will be willing to negotiate if the boycott and threat on the nation is lifted, and the international investigation into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is called off and all plans to bring the accused before an international tribunal are scrapped. Some of these conditions, especially canceling the international tribunal, is the precondition with which Hezbollah confronted Lebanon’s Prime Minister Fuad Siniora in return for its cooperation in government and peace along the border with Israel.

    This is a non-starter, and it comes from inside Lebanon. Please tell me, what does Israel have to do with Syria and the murder of Hariri?

    This is a war not of Lebanon and Israel, but of Iran and Syria against the world. You can be certain of this.

    Source: Ha’artz and The Washington Times (registration may be required, but it is free).

    Category: (Military) News, Middle East and News.

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    There are several sides to this news article, so the facts shall speak for themselves. Israel left Lebanon after having a buffer for 18 years, only to allow Hizbollah to claim a victory due to terrorism and continue to recruit young, influential minds to become suicide bombers, murderers, and haters of Israel.

    Many people in the south of Lebanon did not hate the Israelis, just as the Israelis do not the Lebanese. The problem, it appears, is Hizbollah. They do not want Israel to exist as they are puppets of Iran supported by Syria.

    Does this mean Israel has always been right? In protecting herself, yes, in her policy, who knows? Unless we have been within the government or lived there, it is hard to say; but it is well known that no government is 100% right. That is just absurd!

    It appears that the Arabs and other Muslims believe this to be an incursion by Israel, while Israel is the country that has lost 1500 people to terrorist attacks in the past few years. Some of the articles on the side with Hizbollah are Musharraf, Abdullah discuss Lebanon, Syria will step in if Lebanon invaded (as if they ever left), Aid stuck in transit to traumatised Lebanon and REGION: Iran tells Israel to ‘pack up and go’. These articles were found in The Daily Star and the The Daily Times (Pakistan).

    On the Israeli side of the story, we have (Haaretz Daily Paper) Peretz: Hezbollah has fired 2,200 rockets at northern Israel so far, Report: Nasrallah says IDF incursions won’t stop rocket fire, PM: Media biased, doesn’t show ‘murderous viciousness’ of Hezbollah, (Jerusalem Prayer Team) Iran’s Hizballah Ready to Attack Israel and U.S., A Strategic Assessment of the Hizballah War: Defeating the Iranian-Syrian Axis in Lebanon and Hizbollah is Here.

    Reading these, one might be led to believe they were in the Twilight Zone. We hope when this matter is resolved, it is truly resolved. Until that time, we will be forced to write more fiction than is desired.

    PS. Many of these articles are short in length. That is one of the reasons I chose them, so view a few. Thanks.

    Category: Middle East.

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    I am in Jerusalem, and my heart is breaking for the Jewish people. Prayer groups are meeting across this nation to pray for the peace and safety of the people, and for those who have lost loved ones in the murderous rocket attacks.

    Please let Prime Minister Olmert and the Jewish people know that you are praying for them today. Click here to sign the petition of prayer support.

    Israel is not just fighting Hezbollah in Lebanon; hundreds of Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops (the “Al-Quds Force”) are on the ground there as well, according to an Arab diplomatic source in Washington. It was a contingent of these troops that was responsible for the radar-guided C-802 missile that targeted the Israeli warship off the coast. Four Israeli seamen were lost in that attack.

    “This was a direct message to the Israelis that we are fighting the Iranians here,” said the Arab diplomatic spokesman.

    Hezbollah’s continued support comes from arms shipments being funneled into Lebanon through a well-established base in Syria. According to intelligence reports, “The order to increase assistance” is “directly from Tehran with the approval of the bureau of the leader Khamenei,” the official said. “The assistance mainly includes a large amount of weapons as well as ammunition, cash, and field rations.” This kind of assistance from their Iranian backers could lengthen Hezbollah’s fight against Israel. According to one source, Iran has also sent FL-10 naval missiles, additional Katyusha rockets and Fair-3 and Fair-5 missiles.

    Wednesday was one of the worst days of attacks as Hezbollah fired more than 100 Katyusha rockets into Israel. Two young brothers, 9 and 3, were playing in the streets of Nazareth when they suffered a direct hit from a Katyusha rocket. More than 135 people were taken to the hospital in Nazareth. The rockets that hit were thought to be Syrian-made.

    As I said last week, Israel is the last firewall between Islamic terrorists and America. We must understand that events in Israel will not stay in Israel. Sooner or later, America will face the same kinds of devastating attacks that we see there…assaults on our mass-transit infrastructure (rapid transit, subways, trains, etc.), homicide bombers in restaurants, shopping malls, even churches. We dare not bury our heads in the sand and say, “That’s in Israel; it doesn’t concern me.”

    Remember, God has called you and me to “‘Comfort, ye my people,’ saith your God.”

    Your ambassador to Jerusalem,

    Mike Evans

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    This is an e-mail I have received from the ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice). I want to share it with you. Have a blessed day.

    In God We Trust? Yes!

    Our National Motto, “In God We Trust,” came under attack from Michael Newdow – but with the backing of ACLJ members, we filed a an amicus brief in support of 47 members of Congress asking a federal district court to dismiss the suit. We’re pleased to report that the court agreed with the ACLJ.

    If there is an appeal, we’ll continue to fight for what is right. In the meantime, we thank our ACLJ members for supporting this effort and enabling this great victory!

    On Pro-Life Protests: It’s Unanimous.

    For more than two decades, we’ve been litigating a “R.I.C.O. case” brought by the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) – and have taken the case to the Supreme Court of the United States on three separate occasions. Now the high court has ruled in our favor again – unanimously – declaring that the racketeering law intended to fight organized crime cannot be used against pro-life protesters. This is a huge and significant victory for the pro-life movement.

    Partial-Birth Abortion: A New Review.

    The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear a second partial-birth abortion case, out of the Ninth Circuit, which will put all the issues surrounding partial-birth abortion front and center. In our amicus brief for the original case (out of Nebraska) already before the high court, we are representing members of Congress as well as ACLJ members who have signed a petition in support of our arguments. We will also file an amicus brief in the second case, out of California, representing members of Congress.

    The combination of the two cases means that the Supreme Court may not only determine whether Congress acted appropriately in enacting the partial-birth abortion ban, but may also bring an end to the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion.

    Progress on Public Display of the Ten Commandments.

    In a Kentucky case, the ACLU sued Mercer County, and a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the county, sharply criticizing the ACLU (calling its position “tiresome”). The ACLU decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court as a defensive measure.

    In Utah, we successfully defended a small town that sold part of a city park containing a Ten Commandments monument to private owners as a means of avoiding removal of the monument – a common practice across the country as ACLU lawsuits proliferate. The Utah case is now on its way to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. And in Ohio, a U.S. District Court judge ruled in our favor against the ACLU on the constitutionality of a monument outside the Lucas County courthouse.

    Stay Extended in Mt. Soledad Cross Case.

    San Diego’s Mt. Soledad cross has been granted a permanent stay by Justice Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. The stay, in place for the entire appeals process, not only supports all the hard work of our ACLJ team, it also sends a very strong message to the lower courts: The majority of the Supreme Court views the Mt. Soledad memorial to be constitutional.

    Victories for Marriage.

    Courts in Connecticut, New York, Georgia, and Nebraska all ruled in favor of the traditional view of marriage. In a bold move, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision that had declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. That Act, which the ACLJ helped draft, was passed by Congress and said no state should be required to recognize a same-sex marriage from another state. Even the Massachusetts Supreme Court is supporting the right of citizens to vote on the definition of marriage, which should set back the redefinition agenda considerably.

    Tension Builds in the Middle East

    Israel has announced they are sending in ground troops to the Lebanese border. This is a critical time for Americans, and especially Christians, to stand with Israel. Already more than 50,000 have joined our nationwide campaign – so add your name to the ACLJ’s PROCLAMATION OF SUPPORT for Israel today.

    Visit http://www.aclj.org/ or call 1-888-873-8698 today for more news. Thank you so much for being a part of each advance we’ve been able to make for the cause of religious freedom.

    Now I invite you to “keep up the good work” – enabling our dedicated teams of attorneys to continue representing your values in the courts of our land, from the local school district all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Today, your online contribution to the ACLJ will be matched dollar-for-dollar through our $350,000 STOP THE ACLU! Matching Challenge. Please give as generously as you can.

    Life and liberty will triumph!

    Category: Other and American News & Issues.

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    USA Army SealToday, 231 years ago, the men (and women) of our country came together to form a more perfect Army to be honored with our blessed Flag. At that period in time, men and women understood what it meant to sacrifice for that which was worth the sacrifice. They honored each other and the United States (although she was not yet the United States). There was no shame in defending one's country, one's family, one's self.

    Happy 231st Birthday USA Army!Today, I still hold these truths to be as valuable. America is indeed beautiful, but she was purchased through the blood of many whose boots I am not worth to clean. I honor you, Military. I respect you, and I know you are the only ones standing between harm's way and me. I give you my deepest gratitude. Thank you.Warrior Ethos

    We have heard so many stories about our flag. Some even try to dismiss them, while others disrespect her by setting her aflame. As you do this to a symbol that is so dear to us, please remember this: Without those whom you protesting, you would not carry the freedom with you to do such a thing. In some countries, you would receive the death penalty.A Call to Duty

    So treat her with respect. Understand that we do not worship our flag, but we love her. It was the flag who inspired Francis Scott Key on that battle at Fort Henry of the shores of Baltimore Harbor in 1812 to write our national anthem. It was the sight of our flag that let them know, that inspired them to carry on with strength, that we still held the line.

    You see, if we had lost that one particular battle, we would have lost it all. So be thankful. Understand what you are doing before you do it, and thank those brave men and women whom give you the opportunity to act like an a**.


    Now for some remarkable remembrances: Blackfive, Theodore's World has one for Flag Day and one for the Army's 231st Birthday and Euphoric Reality also salutes our flag.

    PS. I cannot get blogger to allow me to publish a flag. 😦 Sorry.

    Category: (Military) News.

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    Here we go again:

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge on Monday rejected a lawsuit from an atheist who said having the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins and dollar bills violated his First Amendment rights. [continue reading]

    Well, we won this round. We are going to need all of us. We cannot afford to rest on our laurels! So what is the answer?

    Pray, write and call your Congressperson, and VOTE for the person who is best qualified. We need to stop voting for the person who is most likely to win. This is why we have primaries. So we the people may determine who is going to best represent us, not the politically dumb, blind and deaf! God bless you, and have a great day.

    Category: Constitutional Issues and Religion: Other.

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    Green Zone, Baghdad

    In Focus: Renewal in Iraq

    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thank you for the warm welcome. Thought I'd stop in to say "hello." (Laughter and applause.) I bring greetings from a grateful nation. (Applause.) I thank you for your sacrifice, I thank you for your service, I thank you for making history.

    You know, one of the things I try to do is put good people in place who accomplish hard jobs. And I can't think of two better leaders than Zal Khalilzad and General Casey to lead this important effort. (Applause.) I thank you all very much for your service to our country. Your sacrifice is noble and your sacrifice is important.

    I understand long deployments are tough — they're tough on you and they're tough on your families. And so the first thing I want to tell you is the American people are incredibly grateful for what you do, and I bring their greetings and their thanks for the sacrifices you and your family make.

    These are historic times. The mission that you're accomplishing here in Iraq will go down in the history books as an incredibly important moment in the history of freedom and peace; an incredibly important moment of doing our duty to secure our homeland.

    You know, right after September the 11th I knew that some would forget the dangers we face. Some would hope that the world would be what it's not — a peaceful place in which people wouldn't want to do harm to those of us who love freedom. I vowed that day, after September the 11th, to do everything I could to protect the American people. And I was able to make that claim because I knew there were people such as yourself who were willing to be on the front line in the war on terror. [Continue reading]

    Category: (Military) News, USA, News, Iraq and Politics & Debate.

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    This story, written by Monisha Bansal of CNSNews.com, takes the words right out of my mouth.

    "Our constituents will not be put off by being told that the Senate has more pressing business than judicial nominees," said Jan LaRue, chief counsel for Concerned Women for America. "We know that judges affect every area of our lives and certainly the most important issues of life, liberty and property.

    "We want actions, not excuses," LaRue said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "If Americans continue to see obstruction and hear excuses rather than debate and votes on nominees, senators should not be surprised that come November 8, the votes they want may not be there." [continue reading]

    Now doesn't that sound about right?Update: I am aware that the link is not working as of right now. Please be patient. I have e-mailed CNSNews.com to find the URL of where they moved the actual article. I didn't want to steal it by copying the whole thing. I am not, after all, the New York Times. lol. I will post it and let you know as soon as I have it straightened out. Thank you, and God bless you.

    Category: Politics & Debate.

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    It is so amazingly un-American and un-democratic that I am shocked Italy would even consider the thought of hearing this case. I am very disappointed.

    Oriana Fallaci's trial started today in Italy. Her charge? She wrote a book that had a few paragraphs which offended Islam. Oh? No one sued Adel Smith, president of the Muslim Union of Italy, when he called for the elimination of all Christian reminders in Italy! THAT is offensive.

    Michelle Malkin has her finger on the pulse of this story. So does Robert Spencer. I wonder, where are all the free-speech activists? Where are all the women's rights activists? Where are all the media (she is a journalist)?

    Another case in point. Korosh, an Iranian from Love America First, has shown us what it is truly like to fight for women's rights. Have we forgotten so quickly that not even 100 years ago we were not allowed to vote, to own property, to get a divorce, etc.? Many of these rights are new. Some of them are certainly abused, but that is the price we must pay for freedom.

    After all, freedom has never been free. There has alway been a price to pay. Should the women of Iran suffer in silence because we don't want to think about them? I say, "NO." Please call your Congressperson and Senators. Express your concern. Speak up for those whom have no voice…yet. God bless you.

    Category: Religion, Italy, News and Women.

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    About 220 men, women and children have escaped the genocide occurring in Sudan's Darfur region. They first went to Egypt where they were denied refugee status. Then some of them paid Bedoins to escort them to Israel.

    Upon arrival, once caught, they were improsed in an Israeli minimun security jail. The reason for this is because Sudan is considered part of the Arab League, which is an enemy of Israel.

    However, there is a debate in Israel over whether or not these people should remain in a prison. After all, Israel, of all nations, understands better than anyone the high cost of genocide.

    There are phone calls being made to third countries to try to find homes for these refugees. They need asylum. Please call your Senators and Congressperson at 1-888-355-3588, and let them know you want these people to come to America.

    After all, the only thing they really want is freedom. That sacred thing we love so much we are willing to die for or send our young men and women to fight for us to preserve it.

    You can read more about this situation in y-net news.com. There is also an article in CNN news.

    Please pray for a swift resolution to this issue. Thank you, and God bless you.

    Category: Sudan, Isreal, the UN, and Religion.

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    Saving for other site

    Iran says ready to combat electronic warfare.

    “If our main enemy wants to carry out electronic warfare and jamming operations, our standards are at the NATO’ level,” Ebrahim Mahmoudzadeh told state television on Saturday.

    He was also quoted as saying that Iran’s radars, passive and active electronic protection “can combat anything that wants to harm us”.

    Russia: Hamas Retains Hard Line During Moscow Visit.

    Russian officials and leaders of the radical Palestinian movement Hamas held talks in Moscow on March 3, marking the militant group’s highest-level foreign visit yet.

    As expected, Russia called on Hamas to lay down its arms and soften its policies. But Hamas did not show signs of willingness to revise its hardline stance towards.

    China boosts secret activity toward Japan: police.

    TOKYO (Reuters) – China is trying hard to modernize its military and stepping up clandestine activities targeting Japan, Japan’s top police officer was quoted as saying on Thursday.

    …”Machines [Japanese] whose exports are controlled (under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law) might be used to develop weapons of mass destruction,” Uruma was quoted as saying.

    Iran, North Korea Threaten To Develop, Spread Nuclear Weapons.

    In a February 28 global threat assessment before the Senate Armed Services Committee, John Negroponte, director of national intelligence, and Lieutenant General Michael D. Maples, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, agreed that the continuing threat of nuclear proliferation remains a clear and present danger to the United States, second only to the threat of a terrorist attack. (See related article.)

    “We believe Iran is committed to acquiring a nuclear weapon and is currently developing the infrastructure to produce highly enriched uranium and plutonium for that purpose,” Maples said. (See related article.)

    North Korea Top Persecutor
    Contact: Jerry Dykstra, Media Relations Coordinator, Open Doors USA, 616-915-4117, JerryD@odusa.org

    SANTA ANA, Calif., Mar. 1 /Christian” Christian Wire Service/ — For the fourth straight year, the isolated communist nation of North Korea remains atop the 2006 Open Doors “World Watch List” of 50 countries where Christians are persecuted the most. It is believed that tens of thousands of Christians are currently suffering in North Korean prison camps where they face cruel abuses, according to the 2006 World Watch List report.

    Some think the hermit regime has detained more political and religious prisoners than any other country in the world. Though no exact figures can be given, Open Doors’ staff estimates that hundreds of Christians were killed by the regime in 2005.

    Former rebel set to lead Kosovo.

    Former rebel leader Agim Ceku has been formally nominated to be the new prime minister of Kosovo. …He is currently the head of the Kosovo Protection Corps, a civil emergency force. Serbia has issued an arrest warrant for him, accusing him of crimes against Serbians in both Kosovo and Croatia.

    Soviets ‘ordered Pope shooting’.

    An Italian parliamentary commission has concluded that the former Soviet Union was behind the 1981 assassination attempt on the late Pope John Paul II.

    Military exports to China back on track.

    Toren said the permits, which were issued in coordination with the United States, allow Israeli companies to negotiate with Chinese companies over the sale of Israeli military products. He added that the Defense Ministry had halted military exports to China following a crisis in Israeli relations with the U.S. over Israel Aircraft Industries’ selling its Phalcon early-warning system to China.
    “We renewed the issues of permits to Israeli companies wishing to do business in China,” Toren said. “The companies come to us and we use our judgment, with or without consulting with the United States,” he continued.

    How we duped the West, by Iran’s nuclear negotiator.
    By Philip Sherwell in Washington

    The man who for two years led Iran’s nuclear negotiations has laid out in unprecedented detail how the regime took advantage of talks with Britain, France and Germany to forge ahead with its secret atomic programme.

    China warning to US over Taiwan.

    “We hope that the US side… recognises the dangerous nature of Taiwan independence secessionist forces and takes concrete measures to oppose Taiwan independence forces,” Mr Li told journalists.

    [In the meantime…] Military build-up
    China and Taiwan have been governed separately since a civil war ended in 1949, but China still sees Taiwan as its territory and has threatened to use force if the island moves towards declaring independence.

    Crusades equal to 9/11: textbook. This is your normal, everyday, run-of-the-mill crusaders=terrorists textbook; but if you are interested, here is the link.

    Last, but not least by a long shot: North Korea missile threat growing: US military.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters)-North Korea is set to deploy ballistic missiles that could reach Alaska and remains a global security threat despite its failing economy, the head of the U.S. military in South Korea told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

    Now I get to work on the articles I have piled up on Iran. Does it ever stop? I know. That was a stupid question, but it sure felt good saying it. lol.

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    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” 
    John 3:16

    New MI chief to Knesset: Iran aims to destroy Israel
    Iran’s goal is to eliminate the state of Israel, Major General Amos Yadlin, the new head of Military Intelligence, told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Read More

    No Negotiations with Hamas-Led PA
    Speaking before the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Acting Prime Minister Olmert said, “the day Abbas will appoint a Hamas representative to head a government, we will review all contacts” with the authority. “We will not negotiate and we will not deal with a PA that will be dominated wholly or partly by a terrorist organization,” he said. (Ha’aretz) Read More 

    Ahmadinejad: Israel “Will Be Removed”
    Iranian President Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that the Palestinians and “other nations” will eventually remove Israel from the region. (DPA/Bangkok Post) Read More

    Iraqi General: WMD Went to Syria 
    Ali Ibrahim al-Tikriti, a personal friend of Saddam Hussein, commanded units that dealt with chemical and biological weapons.
    In a recent interview, Tikriti said: “I know Saddam’s weapons are in Syria due to certain military deals that were made going as far back as the late 1980s that dealt with the event that either [of the] capitals were threatened with being overrun by an enemy nation.” (Global Politician) Read More 

    Prayer Priorities
    Pray for President Bush. Pray that God will give him wisdom in the choices he makes, and the advisors to whom he listens. Pray for our members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and state and local officials. (I Timothy 2:1-2)

    Please continue to pray acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Pray the God will give him wise advisors. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem according to Psalm 122:6.

    Pray for the families of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan this week. Pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort them, and give supernatural peace. (Philippians 4:7)

    Pray for the safety of our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. Pray that God will protect and guide them daily. (Psalm 5:11)

    Pray for revival worldwide according to II Chronicles 7:14. (I Thessalonians 5:17)

    Pray for the victims of anti-Semitism worldwide who have been touched by the hatred of bigotry. Pray that God will heal the wounds, both physical and psychological. Only God can heal the hurting hearts. (Psalm 140:6)

    May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. It is not the dead who praise the LORD, those who go down to silence; it is we who extol the LORD, both now and forevermore. Praise the LORD. (Psalm 115:15-18)

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    Church Wins!

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
    John 3:16

    The case in Italy where the atheist claimed fraud because there ‘is no proof’ of Jesus ever having lived was thrown out of the court! It is about time someone stood up for Christ’ sake. Literallly.

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    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
    John 3:16

    Omar is angered over the Iranian government’s call to Great Britain to remove their troops from Basra. I do not blame him! Basra, after all, is Iraqi territory, not Iranian.

    He has written a very good article about this. It is worth your time to read it. There is also an article included in this story about the death squads being sent in by the Iranians. I do not believe Iraqis are very pleased with this news.

    Don’t forget to pray for our Military, Iraq’s Military, their families, and our countries. Let us not forget Afghanistan, too. They all need our prayers. If you do not have a faith, send some good vibs. Thank you.

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    Apologetics Seminar–Free

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
    John 3:16    

    Monday Evening, February 20, 2006
    An Extraordinary Apologetics Event
    FREE and Open to Everyone

    Biola University’s Christian Apologetics Program Presents: 

    “Truth is a Strange Sort of Fiction: Responding to Emerging Challenges in the Church”, with Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason

    Sutherland Auditorium, Biola UniversityForward this e-mail now to all thinking Christians in your address book!
    Bring your friends, family, church groups, and bible study groups to this FREE event.


    While you’re at it, save the rest of your Monday evenings this Spring!

    Join us for the Whole Series of Cutting-edge Lectures:

    When: Monday evenings, February 27 through April 10
    Time: 7:00- 10:00 p.m.
    Where: Calvary Chapel Auditorium, Biola University campus
    Cost: $185 if received by February 20 ($195 after February 20)

    Register by Telephone by calling toll free 888.332.4652 with credit card.
    Special Discount for Biola and Talbot Alumni.

    Topics will include:

    –The Case for Life After Death
    –Beauty as an Apologetic
    –A Reasonable Incarnation
    –History, Prophecy, and the Revolutionary Jesus
    –Truth and the New Kind of Christian
    –Why God Allows Evil
    –The Changing World of Mormonism

    Speakers for the series will include:

    –Greg Koukl, M.A. (Free Kick-off Lecture)
    –J.P. Moreland, Ph.D.
    –John Mark Reynolds, Ph.D.
    –Fred Sanders, Ph.D.
    –Craig Hazen, Ph.D.
    –R. Scott Smith, Ph.D.
    –Clay B. Jones, D.Min.
    –Mike Erre, M.A.

    An Exclusive Weekend Seminar
    “God, Time, and Creation”with William Lane Craig, Ph.D., D.Theol.

    March 2, 3, & 4 at Biola University

    World renowned debater and theologian, Dr. William Lane Craig, will explore:

    –Theories of time
    –The beginning of our world and the origin of humankind
    –The Christian belief of creation ex nihilo
    –The kalam cosmological argument for the existence of God
    –and more!

    Join us in learning how these topics inform the every day life of the Christian thinker.
    Don’t miss it!

    March 2 & 3, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
    March 4, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Mayers Auditorium, Biola University
    Cost for Seminar: only $95!
    (Save $30 when you register for BOTH the William Lane Craig Seminar and our Spring Defending the Faith Lecture Series. Call now!)

    For more information on this FREE event, please contact:

    The Christian Apologetics Program
    Biola University
    13800 Biola Ave
    La Mirada, CA 90639-0001
    Phone: 888.332.4652 (toll free)
    Map to Biola: http://biola.edu/about/map_directions.cfm

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    Michael Yon Wins the Victory

    Here is the post I wrote yesterday over at WordPress, because I could not get my blogger to work.

    Two website-radio personalities, Kevin and Gregg, are going to interview a nice couple from mid-western America who moved to Mass.! 

    A conservative Red State couple that moved to The People’s Republic of Cambridge Mass. They both attend the Harvard Divinity School. They are two conservatives in the most liberal of places. We will be discussing the differences between where they grew up (Kansas) and life in the Bay State. Should be very interesting. 

    Here is Christine’s blog, Christine Yantis Hargrove, along with her husband’s site, HDS Voice: The HDS conservative newsletter. Her husband Andy is the editor for the duration of this year, as they will graduate with Master’s degrees from HDS in June.

    You may listen live-stream Sunday evening at 8pm EST, on station WRKO. You may also call in toll free with questions at 877-469-4322. 

    Pundit Review Radio is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influential leaders in the new media/citizen journalist revolution. This unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 8pm EST on AM680 WRKO, Boston’s Talk Leader. is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influential leaders in the new media/citizen journalist revolution. This unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 8pm EST on AM680 WRKO, Boston’s Talk Leader.

    Please join me while I listen. These are very interesting and intelligent gentlemen. There is no bad language! lol. This is hard to find, nowadays. God bless you.

    Well, I thought I had written the article about Michael, but I had written this instead. I had been meaning to write another post for Pundit Review about Michael Yon’s problem having to do with copyright infringement (of one of his photos) with none other than our US Army(!), but my server was down. Argghhh.

    Well, as it happens, I just received an e-mail from Kevin of Pundit Review stating that all the e-mails that hit the office of someone who could do something has been heard! Even though I was not a part of this in a big way, I would like to thank everyone who was.

    I thought I wrote the story, but apparently it was one of the articles that got lost in the blogger glitch. Darn blogger! lol. Please check out Kevin’s article over at the  Pundit Review about this situation. He has many other articles pertaining to this story.

    Michael Yon will be on with Gregg and Kevin this Sunday night during the 8pm EST hour to discuss the entire affair and his success. You may streamline the show live at WRKO. Remember, you can always call in to talk to Michael toll free at 1-877-469-4322.

    Christine and Andy will be on in the 9pm EST hour. Please stick around for this loving couple’s adventures in the land of Oz….er…Mass. lol.

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    Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Request

    I’m sure you were as horrified as I was when the terrorist organization Hamas won a shocking 76 out of 132 seats and gained an absolute majority in the Palestinian Parliament.

    Hamas’ founding Charter states: “There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time”…is blatant in its antisemitism, saying that Jews “…were behind World War I…They were behind World War II…There is no war going on anywhere, without having their finger in it.” …and declares Zionism to be “behind the drug trade and alcoholism in all its kinds.”

    Beyond rhetoric, Hamas has launched thousands of terror attacks against Israel with some 50 ‘successful’ suicide bombings that left 430 innocent Israelis dead and thousands maimed.

    The Center needs you to join a massive campaign to demand that governments, international organizations and religious leaders effectively isolate Hamas from the world community unless and until it renounces terrorism and Jew-hatred, and recognizes the State of Israel’s fundamental right to exist. We have already begun pressing world leaders on this critical issue.

    Please sign the Urgent-Action Petitions to U.S. President George W. Bush and European Union Secretary General Javier Solana urging them to withhold the billions of dollars of aid until Hamas lays down its arms and to stand firm in the policy that there will be no place at the table for a terrorist organization committed to the destruction of the State of Israel.

    Your timely support is essential as Center representatives play a vital role in demanding that Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists are not bestowed international funding and legitimacy even as they pose an existential threat to the people of Israel.

    To date, despite warnings from world leaders, Hamas’ top candidate has declared that the now-ruling party will continue its efforts to destroy the Jewish State. In fact, the most beloved member of Hamas’ newly won parliamentary group is a woman who celebrates the ‘heroism’ of her three sons, each of whom became a suicide bomber.

    The Wiesenthal Center was the first to translate Hamas’ genocidal antisemitic Charter in 1988 and have helped debunk claims that there has ever been any structural difference between Hamas’ terrorist and social activities. Today, we are using high-level contacts with leaders at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and officials in the United States and Canada, urging them to bar normal diplomatic relations with and financial support for the Palestinians until Hamas abandons its genocidal agenda against the Jewish State.

    There are those who are calling for cooperation with Hamas, citing it as the Palestinians’ legitimate leadership choice. Let us not forget that Adolf Hitler also gained power through Germany’s democratic process.

    There is no doubt that Hamas can and will utilize its control of Palestinian education and media to create new generations of youthful suicide bombers. Already, the Hamas-run summer camps teach children warfare tactics and Jew-hatred. And their charter explicitly states that Hamas aspires to “instill the spirit of Jihad in the heart of the nation so that they would confront the enemies and join the ranks of the fighters.”

    Now, it is time for civilized nations to suspend all diplomatic relations and stop all funding — billions of dollars in aid — of the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority unless and until it renounces its twin covenant of terrorism and genocidal hatred of the Jewish people.

    Rabbi Marvin Hier
    Founder and Dean
    Simon Wiesenthal Center 

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    Case in Point

    Two website-radio personalities, Kevin and Gregg, are going to interview a nice couple from mid-western America who moved to Mass.!

    A conservative Red State couple that moved to The People’s Republic of Cambridge Mass.  They both attend the Harvard Divinity School. They are two conservatives in the most liberal of places.  We will be discussing the differences between where they grew up (Kansas) and life in the Bay State.  Should be very interesting.

    Here is Christine’s blog, Christine Yantis Hargrove, along with her husband’s site, HDS Voice: The HDS conservative newsletter.  Her husband Andy is the editor for the duration of this year, as they will graduate with Master’s degrees from HDS in June.

    You may listen live-stream Sunday evening at 8pm EST, on station WRKO. You may also call in toll free with questions at 877-469-4322.

    Pundit Review Radio is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influential leaders in the new media/citizen journalist revolution. This unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 8pm EST on AM680 WRKO, Boston’s Talk Leader. is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influential leaders in the new media/citizen journalist revolution. This unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 8pm EST on AM680 WRKO, Boston’s Talk Leader.

    Please join me while I listen. These are very interesting and intelligent gentlemen. There is no bad language! lol. This is hard to find, nowadays. God bless you. 

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    In the third part of a decision rendered unanimously by the SCOTUS that the USA is indeed a Christian Nation, a country of a religious people. Hallelujah!

    If you would care to research this for yourself, I used the words: “1892” or “scotus” or “trinity.” David Josiah Brewer was the associate justice who wrote the opinion.

    The first link appears to be the actual text. Help Save America has a nice discussion about this topic.

    I hope this helps you in your walk and understanding of our heritage. God bless you, and have a blessed day. 

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    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV

    VITERBO, Italy — An Italian judge heard arguments Friday on whether a small-town parish priest should stand trial for asserting that Jesus Christ existed.

    I do believe that some atheists are mentally ill. What is it they always tell us about the travesty of trash they put on our airwaves and movies? If you don’t like it, you can always change the channel or turn it off. I say to you, Mr. Luigi Cascioli, “If you don’t like it, don’t go to Church. However, leave us alone.” Good grief.

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    Computer Down-Time

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV

    Blogger.com has informed us that between 4-4:15pm PCT on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, blogger.com will not be accessable due to some technical glitch that they have to fix. Please come visit either before or after this time. I apologize for this inconvienence, and thank you for your patience.

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    Randal McCloy, 27, was taken from the mine with a collapsed lung and kidney trouble due to dehydration.

    While the tragedy of losing 12 miners is still fresh in our minds, let us not forget about the prayer God DID answer.

    MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (CNN) — The 27-year-old survivor of a coal mine explosion that killed 12 miners was able to squeeze his wife’s hand Wednesday after doctors temporarily decreased his sedation, according to the doctor treating him. [continue reading] 

    What a great miracle! In our grief, we ignored what God has done. He has saved one of the men. One husband, one father (?), one son, one brother. Praise God!

    I am guilty of allowing my sorrow to take over my joy of God’s miracle. I just thank God it did not take too long for me to get my mind back. Yes, sometimes I do lose it and have to go looking for it. lol.

    I wanted to share with you this story. Thank you, and have a great day.

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

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    From Fact Age to Data Age

    Last night it was reported that 12 of the 13 miners had survived. The news people ran with the story, only to find out 3 hours later that the facts were incorrect. The facts were downright wrong and devastating.

    There is a rumor going around that someone overheard a conversation of one of the rescuers. This is data. Wrong data. This is what we call GIGO. Garbage in, garbage out.

    ABC News Correspondent Vic Ratner (sp?) has stated that the company itself had told the people in the Church that there were 12 people who survived.

    I had incorrectly blamed the news conglomerates, because they are always trying to put ‘data’ out there instead of waiting for the facts. I was wrong. They were told by people you should be able to rely on with the truth.

    I have just heard that the one man who did survive has not suffered any brain damage, although he did suffer a collapsed lung. I do not know if this is true. It is just what a group of people called news people have said. There was a clip of a doctor stating these bits of data, but I have little regard for doctors. Long story!

    Now, to get to my point. I pray for each and every person who were praying for these miners, especially the families and friends of these men. God, You are the Great Counselor. Please comfort them. You are the Great Physician, Lord. Please Heal their hearts.

    I do not know their grief, I can only imagine. I know my own devastation due to the MISINFORMATION. I am hurt, but my faith has not been shaken. I was so full of joy I broke out in song! Now I cannot even remember the song. That is a sad commentary of me.

    I even e-mailed a friend, blaming the ‘main stream media.’ I was wrong, but so were they. Why do they not wait for facts? Why do they not wait for physical evidence? Why do they listen to one person? (No matter who he is!)

    I don’t know if I am being fair because had I been in that positition, I might have done the same thing. God help us al to remember to be fair, to be accurate, and to do no harm. Thank you.

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

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