OBAMA: LAST SECULAR GOVERNMENT MUST FALL – Conservatives in Congress have fallen in behind President Barack Obama’s drive to oust the last secular government in the Middle East and replace it with one controlled by Hezbollah, a terrorist organization. Most of the Christians who fled the government set up in Iraq by President George W. Bush now live in Syria. Christians in Syria fully support the secular government of President Assad because they have seen the plight of Christians in nations such as Iraq and Egypt as the American government continues to favor Islamist governments over those that are secular in nature. If Obama wins in Syria, Christians will be massacred; there is no place left for them in the Middle East and this Administration has made it clear they are not welcome here.
OBAMA: MILITARY AID FOR ASIA – President Obama, currently in Asia, has pledged a military buildup in the Pacific with military aid to Australia as a start. This is nuts. Australia is second only to Germany in financial soundness and does not need a dime from us in any form at all. Indeed our nation will have to borrow the money from China to send our military to Australia. Oddly, conservatives will support this while ignoring the Islamist threat from Indonesia. On his Asia trip President Obama again attacked Americans saying they are “lazy.” What would it be like to have a President who was proud of our nation and its people?
FORBES FILES EGYPT RESOLUTION – Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) has filed a resolution, H.Res. 459, that would encourage any new government convened in Egypt to fully allow for the freedom of religion. Forbes and 22 other congressmen also sent a letterto President Obama urging him to denounce the violence used by the Egyptian military against Coptic Christians in October.
NO PRAYER AT WW2 MEMORIAL – The Obama Administration is opposed to the World War II Memorial Prayer Act (H.R. 2070), introduced by Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) The bill would add President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the National World War II Memorial. President Roosevelt delivered the prayer to the nation on June 6, 1944, the day that American troops stormed the beaches of Normandy. Rep. Johnson said, “It is unconscionable that the Obama Administration would stand in the way of honoring our nation’s distinguished World War II veterans. President Roosevelt’s prayer gave solace, comfort, and strength to our nation and our brave warriors as we fought against tyranny and oppression. These words should be included among the tributes to the Greatest Generation memorialized on the National Mall.”
RELIGION AND CULTURE
CULTURE BASED (SHARIA) JUSTICE – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges wants the nation’s judges to determine if there is “a culturally-based explanation” when deciding whether or not a child needs to be removed from the home because of abuse or neglect. The NCJFCJ wants judges to use the Council’s “benchcard” as a legal tool and checklist on abuse and neglect cases. Under the benchcard’s heading “LEGAL THRESHOLD FOR REMOVAL” is the inquiry: “Have the family’s cultural background, customs and traditions been taken into account in evaluating the event and circumstances that led to the removal? Have the parent(s) cultural or tribal liaison/relevant other(s) been asked if there is a culturally-based explanation for the allegations in the petition?” In some jurisdictions, the terms of Sharia or Islamic law are already being offered as a defense for criminal abuse and forced marriages of minors. Read more
CAIR ATTACKS MODERATE MUSLIMS – The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) campaign of discrediting critics now includes attacking other Muslims who speak out against terrorism. Last week, CAIR called two Minneapolis activists “anti-Muslim” for their participation in a seminar which included a discussion about an Islamic terrorist group in Somalia. Both Omar Jamal and Abdirizak Bihi are Muslims. But CAIR’s Minnesota chapter attacked them over their involvement with a seminar on Somali culture and their communities in America held Thursday in St. Paul. Read more
SHARIA YES, CROSS NO – The Supreme Court declined to hear a case brought by the American Atheists challenging the constitutionality of crosses placed on Utah roadsides to honor fallen state troopers. The Utah Highway Patrol Association asked the Supreme Court to hear the case after the Tenth Circuit held that the crosses violated the Establishment Clause. With Utah’s permission, a private nonprofit organization placed the cross memorials at sites where state troopers were killed in the line of duty. The Supreme Court’s decision declining the case means that the Tenth Circuit’s decision will stand. Justice Clarence Thomas dissented from the Court’s denial of the case saying, “Today the Court rejects an opportunity to provide clarity to an Establishment Clause jurisprudence in shambles.” He continued, “It is difficult to imagine an area of the law more in need of clarity.”
MORE FROM THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM COALITION
NEW CHAIRMAN’S REPORT –Now available, the Chairman’s Report for November 3, 2011. In this issue: Hutton Hotel cancels our sharia conference under pressure / Tennessee church offers facilities to save conference / DOJ to National Security agencies: Train officers against terrorism, but never mention Islam / Hijabs to be a part of JROTC uniforms? / Fruits of the “Arab Spring” / U.S. Muslims demand Catholic schools remove crucifix from classrooms
NORWAY EMBRACES ISLAMIC TYRANNY – Bruce Bawer has written a new article for Hudson New York outlining in detail the anti-Semitism in Norway that is fueled by the rising tide of Islamic immigration. Bawer gives real insight into the pathology of Europe’s new anti-Semitism. Read more
PASTORS HIDE FROM BLASPHEMY CHARGE – Bishop Pervaiz Joseph and Rev. Baber George were targets of the blasphemy law in Pakistan which forced them into hiding with their families. Bishop Pervaiz Joseph is leading “Pastors Care Ministries” and also serving as Pastor in a Charismatic Gospel Church. Pastor Baber George is working with Full Gospel Assemblies Church Pakistan (FGA) which is the oldest and mother church of all Pentecostal church movements in Pakistan. Read more
TUNISIA’S NEW LEADER HAILS “SIXTH CALIPHATE” – ‘The Islamist politician likely to become Tunisia’s first democratically elected prime minister has alarmed liberals and secularists by claiming the arrival of the “sixth caliphate”, a controversial term for a Muslim empire. Hamadi Jebeli told a rally in the city of Sousse: “My brothers, you are at a historic moment in a new cycle of civilisation, God willing. We are in sixth caliphate, God willing.” Read more
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