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The Islamic State released an image of a boy who blew up himself near the Turkish-Syrian border

By Gilad Shiloach on Jul 06, 2015 at 08:24 AM

The Islamic State in Syria claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that was allegedly carried out by a 14-year-old boy, who killed at least 50 Kurdish militiamen in the northern part of the country.

Official ISIS media channels released a picture of the boy, who they identified as Abu Khattab al-Ansari. In the picture, he was wearing a military vest and carrying a Kalashnikov rifle. Online, ISIS’ supporters said the boy was only 14 and that his real name was Omar Hadid al-Muhammadi.

According to an official ISIS statement, the suicide attack was part of a larger offensive against a PKK Kurdish militia located south of Ras al-Ayn, a village on the Syrian-Turkish border.

ISIS is proud of its child soldiers. The terror group has released videos and images of them before, showing teenagers at executions and military training camps for children across Iraq and Syria.

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Palmyra: ISIS takes sledgehammer to ancient statues

Telegraph (UK) has the story:

Isil militants have released images showing a civilian being forced to destroy priceless artefacts from the Roman city of Palmyra as the head of Unesco warned of “cultural cleansing” by the extremist group’

Militants from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) are feared to have begun destruction of Syria’s Roman city of Palmyra as the head of Unesco warned of “cultural cleansing” by the extremist group.

Maamoun Abdelkarim, Syrian antiquities minister, said on Thursday the militants had destroyed a 15 tonne statue of a lion, known as the Lion of Al-Lat.

“It’s the most serious crime they have committed against Palmyra’s heritage,” Mr Abdelkarim told AFP news agency. Isil seized Palmyra’s ruins from Syrian government control in May, prompting widespread fears that the group could destroy the a Unesco World Heritage site as an act of propaganda.

The jihadists have destroyed cultural treasures across the Middle East and North Africa, often describing the sites as idolatrous.

Although Isil was reported to have mined sections of Palmyra last month, the ruins were thought to have been left undamaged in an attempt to curry favour with local residents as it consolidated power in a nearby town bearing the same name.

On Thursday Isil posted photos of a civilian being forced to destroy what appeared to be priceless statues plucked from Palmyra’s undulating ruins.

One image, apparently taken in the Syrian city of Aleppo, showed the jihadists flogging a resident as he smashed a statue for the gathered crowd. In others, the militants joined in the public destruction themselves. The accompanying text said the ‘contraband’ artefacts were found in the possession of a lone smuggler.

Since sweeping to power across large swathes of Iraq and Syria last year, Isil has tried to establish a monopoly on the smuggling of artefacts. It has even established a ministry of antiquities to regulate the process.

The Telegraph has obtained Isil-stamped licences from branches in Aleppo and Deir Ezzor permitting residents to excavate archaeological material, apparently in return for a sum of money.

Involvement in the trade has reportedly raised the extremist group tens of millions of pounds, a similar sum to that raised through the kidnap and ransom of Western hostages.

Irina Bokova, the head of the UN cultural agency Unesco, said on Tuesday that one fifth of Iraq’s estimated 10,000 official sites had been heavily looted under Isil control.

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Be the Bee #75 – Memory Eternal

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Published on Jul 2, 2015 by Y2AM
When people pass away, we pray that their memory will be eternal. We’re not simply asking God to think about them: we’re asking Him to save them (and us) and bring us all into His Kingdom. It’s the Church’s answer to the loneliness and emptiness of death.

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Published on Jul 3, 2015 by Rebel Media
The Ontario Superior Court has upheld an anti-Christian ruling against Trinity Western Law School. The Law Society says TWU discriminates against gays and lesbians because they’re a Christian college.

Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media explains how bizarre this decision was. The judges had to twist themselves into knots to come up with it. By the way, there are lawyers in Ontario who attended Jewish and Muslim law schools, but somehow a Christian law school is illegal?

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Yahoo! News has the story:

Beirut (AFP) – The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra.

The video documented an execution that reportedly happened shortly after the jihadist group captured the city on May 21.

It shows the soldiers in green and brown military uniforms being shot dead on the amphitheatre’s stage in front of an enormous version of the group’s black and white flag.

The executioners all appear to be children or teenagers and are wearing desert camouflage and brown bandanas.

The killings are carried out in front of a relatively sparse crowd of men and some children watching from the ancient theatre’s seats.

IS reportedly carried out more than 200 executions, including of civilians, in and around Palmyra in the period when it captured the city.

The executions in the Palmyra amphitheatre were first reported on May 27 by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, less than a week after IS captured the city.

At the time, Syria’s antiquities director Mamoun Abdelkarim said he feared the killings could signal the start of “the group’s barbarism and savagery against the ancient monuments of Palmyra”.

“Using the Roman theatre to execute people proves that these people are against humanity,” he told AFP.

The Greco-Roman ruins at Palmyra are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city’s capture by IS prompted international concerns for the fate of its spectacular ancient treasures.

So far, IS is not reported to have damaged the actual ruins, although it has blown up and desecrated Muslim graves in the city and destroyed a statue outside the Palmyra Museum.

IS has regularly released videos of its mass executions, with slick production and gruesome violence that experts say is a key propaganda tool for the group.

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FOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALITY – A SPIRITUAL MEDITATION FROM THE HOLY FATHERS ON THE DIVINE LITURGY

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Cat stows away in a glider in French Guiana…

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Un baptême de routine, jusqu’à ce que…de l’importance de regarder dans les ailes avant chaque vol.
Pour info le chat va très bien, il continue avec application son rôle de mascotte du club

Au club ULM 16-34 de Kourou, Guyane Française

A standard flight until… i still don’t know if it got in after the pre flight check or if i missed it.
The cat is doing well, she is still our mascot…

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Ezra Levant reports for TheRebel.media:

Alberta’s leading independent school, the Webber Academy, was just ordered by that province’s so-called “Human Rights Commission” to pay $26,000 to the families of two Muslim students who were refused permission to pray in that non-denominational school.

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No joke.

Bryan Fischer had the story in 2014:

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October 14, 2014: The mark of the beast is here

By Bryan Fischer

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“And it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark.” ~ Revelation 13:16-17

A baker in Oregon is fined $150,000, told he needs “rehabilitation,” and put out of business for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. A baker in Colorado is fined, ordered to bake a cake in violation of his own conscience, and sent to re-education camp for the same offense. A florist in Washington is pursued by the state attorney general for politely declining to make a floral arrangement for a same-sex wedding. A photographer in New Mexico is fined $6,700 for declining to do a photo shoot for a lesbian wedding.

A T-shirt company is ordered to produce T-shirts to promote a message it finds morally objectionable. Jennifer Keeton and Julea Ward are kicked out of graduate school counseling programs because of their moral objections to homosexual conduct.

Chris Culliver of the 49ers is sent to re-education camp prior to the Super Bowl two years ago for laughing at homosexuality in NFL locker rooms. The special teams coach of the Minnesota Vikings is suspended and nearly fired for a joke about homosexuality. A safety for the Miami Dolphins is sent to re-education camp for tweeting out his displeasure over Michael Sam’s slobbery homosexual kiss on draft day. A Canadian broadcaster is fired for defending man-woman marriage. Craig James is fired by Fox Sports Southwest for defending natural marriage in a senatorial campaign.

What do all these victims share in common? Their ability to engage in commerce was brought to a screeching halt because they would not celebrate, endorse or promote homosexual behavior.

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Dana Loesch: Happy Independence Day! Family of seven impoverished AND GAGGED by activist Oregon gov’t over wedding cake

A family of seven behind the bakery Sweetcakes in Oregon was sued for $135,000 by a same sex couple after the couple was politely declined a wedding cake due to the baker’s Christian faith. I say the family was sued and not just Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweetcakes because the family is going to go broke to pay the $135k to Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer who equated the polite decline of a wedding cake to “mental rape.”  Now for the update:

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the couple they denied service.

“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.”

In the ruling, Avakian placed an effective gag order on the Kleins, ordering them to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs.

“This effectively strips us of all our first amendment rights,” the Kleins, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which has since closed, wrote on their Facebook page. “According to the state of Oregon we neither have freedom of religion or freedom of speech.”
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Rainbow flag 666

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Why homosexual “marriage” is a disaster, especially for those who are now celebrating the misguided SCOTUS decision.

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A. G. Benjamin has the story:

FACT 1. a. Two Thirds of ALL U.S. aid goes to Islamic countries. The aid to Israel is minuscule!

1.b. Israeli return investment to the USA in various technologies, communications, mobile, computer, computer security, military systems, DARPA co-research & development, cooperation on scientific, technological, cultural, medical and health-related enterprise, is a hundredfold that of US military aid to Israel. Israeli business and its affiliates consists of about one third of the NASDAQ, it employs directly or indirectly several million Americans and positively impact the lives of all Americans and the world.

FACT 2. It’s ironic how some Americans are anti-Israel and pro-Palestine, when Israel is pro-American and Palestinians hate America.

Pew survey: US friends/enemies

Let’s get the story straight. Jihad is Islamic. Palestinian violence, now ongoing for more than a half century, is not a liberation movement. It is Jihad.

Second, the so-called Palestinians are a non-existing people with a fabricated history who had imposed themselves on world culture with a deliberate, systemic fabrication of history and grievances.

The Palestinians have never existed as a factual people. If one went into the area one will see the total lack of evidence of peoplehood in areas where it could not possibly have been removed – where ONLY Palestinians live. Most “Palestinian” homes throughout Israel, the West Bank (which is, mandated Israel), and Jordan too, use cinder block construction – a 20th century technology. There’s more.

There never was a “Palestinian” culture, language, religion, literature and art, cuisine, history, archeology and ancient artifacts and coins and currency – as these characteristics evidence people and nationhood.
If anything, the absence of these characteristics is evidence of a people’s non-existence.

As a civilization the Palestinians created nothing of significance and left no physical record of their previous existence. If you think otherwise, let us know which museums display “Palestinian” archeological artifacts.

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