The Jewish Press has the story:

An ISIS-linked group calls for lone wolf attackers to use the Ferguson riots in America as cover for their activities.

A group linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror organization is calling for lone wolf attackers to use the Ferguson riots in America as cover for their activities.

Al Nusra al-Maqdisiyya, a group of pro-ISIS activists who operate across social media on the Internet, tweeted on its Twitter account:

O lone mujahid, you must use the breakdown of security in #Ferguson to increase the burning in America. They are squabbling over worldly [matters], so you send them to hell! #ISIS.

A grand jury in the Missouri town decided Tuesday there was not enough evidence to indict police officer Darren Wilson in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The black teenager was killed after he robbed a store and then physically attacked the police officer while he was in his vehicle.

The story of those events was told by 60 different witnesses — nearly all of whom were black as well — and three forensic pathologists who performed separate autopsies on Brown’s body, including one private pathologist retained by Brown’s family. It was heard by a grand jury comprised of nine white and three black jurors over a period of 100 days, who concluded the evidence overwhelmingly exonerated the police officer on all five charges of possible homicide brought before the panel by prosecuting attorney Robert McCullough.

But it wasn’t enough, and within minutes of announcing the decision of the jurors and despite appeals for calm by Brown’s family and even President Barack Obama who spoke on national television from the White House, Ferguson went up in flames, and protesters in numerous other major cities in America began to take to the streets in solidarity.

Rioters in Ferguson look suspiciously like those in the streets of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem to this journalist who has covered violence in the Middle East. Many covered their faces with scarves and ski masks so their features could not be identified in media photos, and attackers were hurling rocks, bottles, firebombs (Molotov cocktails) and shooting fireworks at police. Some also fired actual guns — more than one hundred shots were fired, in fact.

But no police officer fired a gun, officials and media reported, although tear gas and smoke was used in an initial attempt to clear an area near the Ferguson police and fire department headquarters. Not that this stopped rioters from attacking others and doing their best to destroy their community, some of them practically dancing in glee during the process.

A gang that came upon a Fox News camera crew filming looting at a group of stores in Ferguson instantly beat up the camera man and smashed his camera on the spot as the film was rolling and while the shocked correspondent was voicing his report. The scene suddenly went black and the network switched to a second location, but not before the anchor team tried repeatedly to re-establish contact — unsuccessfully — with the news team that clearly had just been attacked. Footage of the looting was later replayed on Fox News network’s The Kelly File and then posted on the Internet, where it quickly went viral. The correspondent resumed reporting — clearly shaken and somewhat hoarse — within minutes, off-camera and using his cellphone camera to cover the violence. He told the anchor team that his cameraman was “okay” but revealed little else.

Two police cars were incinerated and a dozen buildings were torched in Ferguson, burnt completely to ashes. One police officer was shot and wounded; his condition and identity is unknown, probably in order to ensure his future safety.

According to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Al Nusra al-Maqdisiyya also tweeted:

O supporters of the Islamic State in America, what is happening in #Ferguson is a valuable opportunity that will not return. Rise up and engage them with themselves, away from the mujahideen. Spill their blood in the roads and in the neighborhoods.

The group is telling ISIS supporters to distribute ISIS videos — especially in the English language — on trending Twitter hashtags related to events taking place in Ferguson, Missouri.

ISIS terrorists and those who support their activities are continuing to incite in tweets online after a violent night that left a police officer with a gunshot wound and resulted in two incinerated police cars and a dozen torched commercial buildings in Ferguson.

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In case you’re wondering…

Obviously, the above quotations translated into English exceed the Twitter maximum of 140 characters. I do not have the original tweet(s) in Arabic. It is likely that the Arabic-language text was embedded in a graphic element that was tweeted using Twitter’s picture service.

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Ep.42: Lead us not into Temptation / Vouchsafe, O Lord / Сподоби, Господи

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Published on Nov 25, 2014
Subtitles will be available soon. A brief, weekly reflection on the Byzantine tradition, hosted by Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin of the University of Vienna in Austria.

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Go to Vespers whenever you have the opportunity. It’s worth it.

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Protest against abortion “One of Us” in Yekaterinburg. (RIA Novosti / Pavel Lisitsyn)

RT has the story:

An assembly gathered by Russian Orthodox Christians has passed a resolution seeking legislative changes to ban all abortions, claiming that human life begins at the moment of conception.

The assembly united about 400 people and included federal and regional lawmakers, members of the Public Chamber, medical experts and members of various church-related groups from 40 regions across Russia. The session took place in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral – the most important Orthodox place of worship in the Russian capital.

“The human right for life from the moment of conception should be guaranteed by the Constitution and the process of changing the Constitution should be launched by a nationwide referendum,” newspaper Izvestia cited the resolution as saying. The politicians and activists are also seeing changes to federal laws on healthcare, on medical drugs, on medical insurance and on guarantees of children’s rights.

One of the main sponsors of the initiative, the head of the “For Life” movement Sergey Chesnokov, told the newspaper that although Russia ratified the International Convention on Children’s Rights in 1990, the authorities still do nothing to “protect children before birth.” Every year about 1 million women in Russia have induced abortions and only 10 percent of them are carried out for health reasons, Chesnokov said.

According to the resolution, any induced abortion is “murder” and must be banned. This also includes contraceptives “with an abortive function” – morning-after pills and intra-uterine devices – whose production, sale and use in Russia would also be banned. Members of the assembly quoted the state statistics agency, Rosstat, as stating that the number of Russian women who use abortive contraception is now about 9 million.

The document also suggests introducing criminal liability for doctors who perform abortions, for mothers who have them and also for anyone forcing or pressuring a woman to have an abortion [emphasis added]. “Medical workers must always consider the [unborn] child as their second patient and make efforts, using all possibilities, to keep this child alive,” the resolution states.

The authors of the motion are also seeking to stop the practice of paying for abortion from universal state medical insurance, claiming that pregnancy is not a medical condition that requires intervention but a natural state. State Duma expert Olga Ponomaryova told the assembly that doctors receive about 6 billion rubles annually as fees for abortions, and if this was stopped, the money could be used for supporting motherhood.

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Published on Nov 24, 2014 by Coffee with Sr. Vassa
A 2-minute Christian reflection, hosted by Sr. Dr. Vassa Larin of the University of Vienna, Austria.

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Published on Nov 20, 2014 by securefreedom
Why did the government of the United Arab Emirates declare the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other “moderate” Western Muslim organizations to be terrorist groups?

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…”a positive thought” about WWI and Bolshevism…and US, Canada, Ukraine votes against condemnation of Nazism

Disregarding the rest of Conrad Black’s pseudo-strategic babble [see
National Post: Vladimir Putin’s Mindless Cynicism]
, this stands out:

A positive thought: It emerges from the newly produced research on the origins of the First World War a century ago that the British, French, Germans and Austro-Hungarians were all convinced in 1914 that Russia was the rising power in Europe and Asia and was putting up such economic growth rates and technological advances that it was thought to be rivalled only by the United States as the land of the future. That is why several of those countries thought a war might not be a bad idea, before the Russians became impossible to contain. So it may not be entirely true that, horrible though it was, the First World War had no purpose, and that the communist victory in Russia was one of its most baleful consequences. The triumph of the Bolsheviks may have spared the West a greater, if somewhat less barbarous Russian challenge. Communism liquidated 20 million Soviet civilians, enabled the Second World War with the Nazi-Soviet Pact, and then took over 90% of the casualties in subduing Nazi Germany, while Germany, France, Italy and Japan became prosperous democratic allies of the English-speaking countries. And then the U.S.S.R. fragmented, almost bloodlessly.

In other words, communism-shmommunism: Russia is the enemy and always has been.  The tens of millions of deaths from World War I (and its products, communism, WWII – and Herr Black neglects to mention — Nazism) were all worth it, don’t you see, since it kept those “barbarous” Russians from getting too strong.   In this view, the horrendous internal death toll of communism and the carnage of World War II were good, because the victims were overwhelmingly Russian.

No wonder the U.S., Canada, and Ukraine were the only three countries to vote against a Moscow-sponsored UN resolution against neo-Nazism: http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/761146 (Israel voted with the Russians.)

Resolution text: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/C.3/69/L.56/Rev..1

Vote tally: http://www.un.org/en/ga/third/69/docs/voting_sheets/L56.Rev1.pdf

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“A hungry cat who desperately wants to be fed ruins his owner’s morning!”

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JDL Canada will be holding a memorial vigil at Palestine House to honour the memory of the 5 civilian victims that were mercilessly slaughtered while praying in a Jerusalem synagogue yesterday.

Palestine House is the nerve-centre of support for the terrorist organization Hamas, here in Canada.

Palestine House is on record supporting this most recent horrific civilian massacre and encouraging further terror attacks. (See reports attached below).

JDL Canada will be asking the authorities to lay criminal charges against the members of the Board of Directors of Palestine House for their incitement to violence and support for terrorism.

BUSES WILL LEAVING THE FRESHCO PLAZA ON THE NORTH-WEST CORNER OF BATHURST + STEELES AT 12:30 PM

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DATE: Sunday, November 23, 2014

TIME: 2:00 P.M.

PLACE: PALESTINE HOUSE
3195 ERINDALE STATION RD.
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L5C 1Y5

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Pastor Manning and Chaim Ben Pesach:

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Published on Nov 19, 2014
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Published on Nov 19, 2014 by securefreedom
Palestinians slaughter innocent Israelis and our President feels the need to tell both sides to “lower tensions and reject violence” He needs a lesson in the difference between terrorism and self defense.

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Published on Nov 19, 2014 by securefreedom
Fox News’s Megyn Kelly and Trace Gallagher file a report on Muslim Brotherhood coordination and exploitation regarding the Ferguson protests ostensibly devoted to finding justice for Michael Brown. American Muslim Brotherhood groups have used the protests as an opportunity to promote their anti-police and Anti-American agenda.

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Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Harry Richardson at The Pickering Post has the story:

All of today’s Australians (even the Aboriginal people) are either migrants, or descended from people who migrated here from overseas. From the founding of the modern Australian State at Federation, until the early 1970’s, the basis of our immigration policy was more or less the same as that of the United States.

This was articulated clearly in the following letter from Theodore Roosevelt to the American Defense Society:

In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here.

Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.

This policy worked because our earliest immigrants worked hard to become Australians. The great majority were from Europe and the UK, whose cultures were quite similar to ours. Cultural harmony is no problem with harmonious cultures. Children of immigrants were almost indistinguishable from their school mates.

These immigrants turned Australia into one of the most prosperous and successful countries in the world. Sometime between the early 1970s and the early 1990s however, every “Western” nation around the world (excluding wealthy “non Western” countries such as Japan) decided to implement a previously unheard of doctrine known as multiculturalism.

In Australia, this policy was introduced in 1973 by controversial Whitlam Minister and suspected Mafia collaborator Al Grassby. The public was never consulted about this policy, and the concept of “culture” was never defined.

If you have ever been to a “cultural” festival or celebration, you would most likely have found it full of exotic spicy foods, ethnic people doing lively, interesting dances and wearing unusual and brightly coloured clothing. When we hear the term “culture,” these days, this is what immediately springs to mind.

If this were all that was meant by the term “culture,” then a multicultural human society might exist in peace and harmony. What is there NOT to like about that?

However, the flaws in this policy come into stark relief when we understand the deeper meaning of the word “culture”. This meaning is far less visible and will never be on display at any “cultural” festival, but is in fact, far more important. Culture in its deepest sense, refers to the set of values which are used by a society to determine its ethics. It is those things which a society, as a whole, considers to be right or wrong.

An example: Hindus consider it very wrong to kill a cow, whereas most Westerners are happy to enjoy a nice rump steak. For this reason, India may have laws outlawing the killing of cows, whilst we have no such law.

This has nothing to do with ethnicity or race. If you or I had grown up in a Hindu family in India then we would also probably consider killing a cow to be morally wrong. This is the basis of any culture, a set of shared beliefs in what constitutes right and wrong which are shared by one group but not another.

These values are passed on from one generation to the next by parents, religious institutions, media, schools, peers and other institutions.

Each of the different cultures has its own concept of right and wrong. There is no universal definition of what is right and what is wrong. We in the West tend to rather arrogantly assume that the Ten Commandments’ principles of not to kill, steal, cheat, or lie etc. exist in every culture but this is demonstrably not true.

In the past (and probably even today in remote areas) there have been warrior societies where killing was considered a rite of passage for all males. The Vikings were somewhat famous for glorifying rape, pillage and plunder and there are numerous examples of cultures which considered particular Western (Judeo/Christian based) “sins” to be virtues.

Going back to our original example, we cannot say that all Westerners will agree to killing cows for food, or that no Hindus will ever have a sneaky t-bone steak. However most Hindus would consider eating beef to be “wrong” and for most Westerners it is “OK”.

The doctrine of “multiculturalism” as opposed to “multi ethnicity,” dictates that groups of people with different cultures will live in one society and retain their culture, rather than trying to assimilate into the culture of the host nation.

The first problem with this lies in the fact that the laws which a society makes, and agrees to be governed by, are simply an extension of the culture of that society.

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Weekly Standard: Gitmo ‘Poet’ Now Recruiting for Islamic State

An ex-Guantanamo detainee based in northern Pakistan is leading an effort to recruit jihadists for the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that controls large portions of Iraq and Syria.

Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, who was detained at Guantanamo for three years, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Dost’s oath of allegiance was issued on July 1, just two days after Baghdadi named himself “Caliph Ibrahim I” and declared that his Islamic State was now a “caliphate.”

Pakistani officials have accused Dost of recruiting jihadists for Baghdadi’s organization. He is thought to be behind a graffiti campaign, which aims to spread pro-Islamic State messages throughout northern Pakistan.

According to Dawn, a Pakistani newspaper, Dost has even been named the head of the Islamic State’s presence in the “Khorasan,” an area that covers much of Central and South Asia, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.

U.S. officials have confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD that Dost is recruiting for the Islamic State. It is not clear how effective his efforts have been, given that Dost and his supporters are operating in areas that are strongholds for al Qaeda and the Taliban, both of which are opposed to Baghdadi’s “caliphate” project.

Thus far, the Islamic State has had only limited success in Pakistan and elsewhere in attracting established jihadists to its cause. However, Dost, who is in his 50s, is a veteran jihadist leader.

Dost was originally detained in Pakistan in late 2001. He was transferred to U.S. custody and detained at Guantanamo for three years. Dost was already a veteran jihadist with a thick dossier at the time.

But U.S. officials transferred Dost from Guantanamo to Afghanistan in April 2005. Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), which oversees the detention camps, recommended that he be released or transferred due to his health problems. Dost “poses a low risk, due to his medical condition,” JTF-GTMO concluded in a memo that was subsequently leaked. A combatant status review tribunal (CSRT) at Guantanamo also concluded at some point that Dost was no longer an enemy combatant.

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…thirteen years after it was destroyed in the 9/11 attack.

New St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero

HuffPo has the story.

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According to Christian Today, “St Nicholas has raised $7 million of the $38 million needed to rebuild the church. Donations can be made on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America website.”

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Published on Oct 15, 2014 by securefreedom
Recorded at Center for Security Policy’s National Security Group Lunch on Capitol Hill on October 3, 2013

John-Clark Levin, Author, Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire Are Changing Maritime Security

Topic: Deterring Maritime Terrorism

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