'The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.' - George Orwell

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The fact that there's a highway to Hell and only a stairway to Heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.

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Apostates Denounce Islam, CAIR Council

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Published on Jul 12, 2012 by JewishNewsOne

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) hosted a comedy bash in late June to draw attention to what they call “growing Islamophobia” in the United States. In response, the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Former Muslims United threw a counter conference to highlight the human rights violations ignored by CAIR and like organizations. Many Muslim apostates publicly gave their personal testimonies of Islamic intolerance. After the conference, JN1’s Lara Berman explored the issues of apostasy further, learning about the dangers faced by Muslims who leave Islam even here in America, and acquiring the facts that ex-Muslims want the West to know.

Lara Berman, JN1, Los Angeles.

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We await confirmation or refutation of this report:

Speisa.com has the story:

According to Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German PI-News, Germany now has its own 9/11, thanks to the convert to Islam, Andreas Lubitz.

Translation from German:

All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of “radical”, ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed that he – as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York – received his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque.

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Whether or not the above report is credible – and at this stage, 1389 Blog takes no position on that – jihadis in the social media have already jumped on the bandwagon. See: Pamela Geller: Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz praised on Facebook: ‘Our holy martyr Lubitz died for our prophet’

Why is nobody even asking any questions about Lubitz’s religious background and ideological profile, or about where he spent his time and with whom he associated?

Says Iron Fist at 2.0: The Blogmocracy:

March 27, 2015 4:57 pm

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No, but nobody is addressing that question. It is a simple one. A very direct one. And one that they should be able to get something of an assessment on fairly quickly. He was seeing someone for psychological treatment. What do their records indicate about his faith? Surely they have interviewed his therapist. Was he a man of religious convictions seems to be a pretty standard question you’d ask under these circumstances. Because that question is on everybody’s minds, and nobody seems to really want to ask it or answer it. Which gets my hackles up. It’s just instinct, but I have fairly good instincts when it comes to such things. I was a psychology major for a while, had Abnormal and Clinical Psychology courses at a college level, and this isn’t behavior that you’d expect to see from someone with major depression. It just doesn’t fit that pattern. A mania of some form or another, though, seems more likely, but everyone is pushing the depression angle. Yeah, insane people do insane things, but an insane depressive might throw themselves into a concrete mixer, or, hell, cut off their head using a train (I’ve heard of a case of that). But depressives usually don’t try to take a whole raft of people out with them. Depression just doesn’t work that way. Look at any of the recent school shooters, and you won’t find depression on their list of psychological ailments. Something is off here. If it isn’t that he is a recent convert to Islam, what is it? Remember they didn’t admit the guy in Oklahoma City was a Muslim for a couple of days, either. The initial story was he was just a nut. Here, again, we have an act that is consistent with Islamic terrorism, and we are being told it is “just a nut”. Something isn’t adding up.

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And, all the while, the West’s (so-called) leaders have a concocted need to topple Assad. It is basically none of the West’s business, unless its so-called leaders are permitted to make it so.

al-Monitor has the story:

…I asked him how he felt about the warring camps in Syria, whom he supports and why. He answered, “There is no question at all about whom we support: the government, of course. It is the only force protecting us from the jihadists and extremists.”

“Why do you feel this way? Aren’t there armed groups and an opposition that are not extremists and represent other Syrians and their legitimate interests, too?” Al-Monitor asked.

“No, not anymore,” he said. “You see, at the beginning, some welcomed the protests because they felt it might get the government to fix the problems, you know, like the corruption and other important issues and reforms, like an alarm bell to wake them up. But we soon saw this is not what it was about. They just wanted to take power at any cost; they will destroy Syria to do that. They soon showed their true faces, the religious extremism they were hiding. Anyone who took up arms against the state is wrong.”

“Is this just the Islamic State (IS), al-Qaeda and the foreign fighters, or all? Many groups are local ones,” Al-Monitor said.

“You mean the local ones throwing their rockets at our houses?” he laughed, mockingly. “What difference does it make? Look, we are targeted now as a religious community; this is very clear to us. They want to get rid of us, drive us from our lands that we have inhabited for centuries. They have destroyed churches. Look at Kassab and Maaloula, do you need further proof?”…

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Published on Mar 23, 2015 by Coffee with Sr. Vassa
Subtitles: ENGLISH and SPANISH
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This episode reflects on the healing of the man born blind, in John 9. A weekly, catechetical program based on the Byzantine liturgical calendar and hosted by Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin, a liturgiologist at the University of Vienna in Austria.

We have a fascinating topic to discuss today, zillions. It is the Gospel narrative about how Jesus healed the man who was born blind. It is read in church on the 6th Sunday after Pascha, just two weeks before the great feast of Pentecost, when we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Let‘s see how this reading can help us to recognize our own various forms of blindness, and why it‘s vital for us to recognize our blindness in order to receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit, celebrated on Pentecost.

Before we look at this Gospel-reading, which forms part of our preparation for Pentecost, let‘s remind ourselves that the weeks between Pascha and Pentecost are, indeed, an intense period of preparation, just as Lent was a period of preparation for Pascha. You know, many of us devote time and energy to intensify our prayers and spiritual mindfulness during Lent, but then, after reaching Pascha, we tend to weak-en these efforts and re-turn to business as usual, until next year‘s Lent. – As if Christ‘s death and Resurrection were the end of the story of Christ‘s salvific works for us. But the sending down of the Holy Spirit on the 50th day after Pascha is an equally important chapter in the history of our salvation, because He, the Holy Spirit, and His divine energies, are what make our life in Christ, and the salvific, sacrament-al, and life-giving existence of the Church, possible. So let‘s try to re-gain our focus and pay attention in the weeks before Pentecost, so that our eyes will be open to the vision and gift of that great feast.

Let‘s take a lo-ok, together, at how the healing of the blind man is described in the 9th chapter of the Gospel of John: “Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.“ I must work the works of Him who sent me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When he had said these things, he spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And he said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.“ (Jn 9: 1-7) After this the Gospel tells us how the healed man is brought before the Pharisees, who refuse to believe that Jesus opened the man‘s eyes, saying that Jesus is not from God, because He did not keep the Sabbath. You see, it was the Sabbath when the blind man was healed. After questioning both the parents of the man born blind, and the man himself, they finally cast him out of the synagogue. At the very end of this chapter, which I can‘t quote in full because we only have 10 minutes, the Lord once again speaks to the healed man and reveals to him that He is the Son of God, and the man worships Him, saying “Lord, I believe!“ (Jn 9:38)

Then Christ says: “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.“ Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind al-so?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.” (Jn 9: 39-41)

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Published on Dec 4, 2014 by Miu Miu

(h/t: Bunk Strutts)

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She dumped the Niqab, and her Husband. He came back wearing a Niqab and killed her

Bano Shahdady threw away her Niqab, only to be killed by her husband disguised in a Niqab

March 7, 2014

By John Goddard

TORONTO—When her baby got a heart transplant at Sick Children’s Hospital, Bano Shahdady threw away her burka (niqab).

At twenty years old, after years of religious training, she also decided to return to public high school. With help from her son’s doctors and a social worker, she arranged to rent an apartment to leave her parents and husband.

It was there, two weeks after she moved in, that police found her strangled to death, her son left alone with the body for 15 hours, murdered by a man hiding his identity behind a burka (niqab).

On Wednesday, the husband Abdul Malik Rustam was sentenced to life in prison for the murder with no chance of parole for 17 years.

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…I answer that we are all made in the image and likeness of God.

If somebody wants to punish me for being a Christian, I’ll take it.

I’m a big-time redneck who loves people. I make coffee at home with filtered water.

Weasel Zippers: This Will End Well: Starbucks Wants Baristas To Discuss Race With Customers
 
It ended, no question about that:

STARBUCKS BARISTAS STOP WRITING ‘RACE TOGETHER’ ON CUPS

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Audio in English with subtitles in Chinese.

遺產小故事.mp4

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Uploaded on Oct 14, 2011 by 鄭坤檑
也許只是一個生活中的體驗,轉個念,結局便大不同.
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Published on Mar 14, 2015 by Acts17Apologetics
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Many people are confused by jihad. If Islam is a religion of peace, why is there a persistent problem of radicalism in the Muslim world? If Islam is the problem, why are there so many peaceful Muslims? In this video, David Wood explains that jihad isn’t the product of a single factor, but of three factors: belief, knowledge, and obedience. These three factors come together in what we’ll call “The Jihad Triangle.”

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Blog admins 1389 and CzechRebel have been overwhelmed with our non-Internet responsibilities. We will continue to post items insofar as our time and energy allows us to do. We appreciate your forbearance.
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The US president continues to back the MuBro in every possible way.

Commentary: Obama Gives Sisi the Netanyahu Treatment

By Jonathan S. Tobin

In a Middle East where Islamist terror groups and the Iranian regime and its allies have been on the offensive in recent years, the one bright spot for the West in the region (other, that is, than Israel) is the way Egypt has returned to its old role as a bulwark of moderation and opposition to extremism. The current government led by former general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has clamped down on Hamas terrorists and has been willing to deploy its armed forces to fight ISIS in Libya while also clamping down on a Muslim Brotherhood movement that seeks to transform Egypt into another Islamist state. Yet despite this, the Obama administration is unhappy with Egypt. Much to Cairo’s consternation, the United States is squeezing its government on the military aid it needs to fight ISIS in Libya and Sinai terrorists. As the Israeli government has already learned to its sorrow, the Egyptians now understand that being an ally of the United States is a lot less comfortable position than to be a foe like Iran.

The ostensible reason for the holdup in aid is that the Egyptian government is a human-rights violator. Those concerns are accurate. Sisi’s government has been ruthless in cracking down on the same Muslim Brotherhood faction that was running the country until a popular coup brought it down in the summer of 2013. But contrary to the illusions of an Obama administration that hastened the fall of Hosni Mubarak and then foolishly embraced his Muslim Brotherhood successors, democracy was never one of the available options in Egypt.

The choice in Egypt remains stark. It’s either going to be run by Islamists bent on taking the most populous Arab country down the dark road of extremism or by a military regime that will keep that from happening. The obvious Western choice must be the latter, and Sisi has turned out to be an even better ally than Washington could have dreamed of, as he ensured that the Brotherhood would not return to power, took on Hamas in Gaza, and even made public calls for Muslims to turn against religious extremists.

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