Report From Washington – December 30, 2011

Santorum moves toward the top in Iowa / Candidate of “change” in Germany in 1933 / Congress steals more from Social Security / Tax laws two months at a time / We spill the blood, China gets the oil / Nigeria’s nightmare Christmas / Christmas acid attack against Ugandan pastor / Europe’s march to Islam

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THE PRESIDENCY 
Rick Santorum and William J Murray

Rick Santorum and William J Murray

SANTORUM MOVES TOWARD THE TOP – Social conservatives seem to be moving toward Senator Rick Santorum as their choice for president after months of following many divergent trails. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was the leader in the race until the appearance of Gov. Rick Perry. The large, inside-the-Beltway, Christian evangelical groups had recruited Perry as their answer to Mitt Romney. Indeed, many large, well known organizations radically changed their policy on illegal immigration to that of Perry, just to get him to enter the race. In the background, Rick Santorum kept plugging away at the grassroots level and refused demands by the heads of large evangelical groups to drop out. He is now polling number three in Iowa and positioned to take the second or even top slot as did Gov. Mike Huckabee four years ago.  
THE CHANGE BROUGHT BY SOCIALISTS AND THE NAZIS – Don Feder wrote for the Boston Herald for many years and is now a well known conservative consultant. He helped to organize, and also spoke at, the first Sharia or the Constitution Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee on 11/11/11. A recent column he wrote for GrasstopsUSA, comparing the tactics of the Obama Administration to the early years of Adolph Hitler, has caused some pain to the liberal media. The comparisons are astonishing. See column here
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CONGRESS

CONGRESS IN RECESS (SORT OF) –
The House and the Senate adjourned just before Christmas Day after extending a cut in the Social Security Trust Fund tax for two months. (Learn how this affects Social Security) The cost of the failure to pass a tax bill for more than a few months at a time is astronomical to business. Payroll systems that were set to take effect on January 1st had to be changed in the past week with huge amounts of overtime and consultant fees, and all for just a two month system. Worse, Democrats want the reduction in payments to the Social Security Trust Fund to become a major election issue and will try for only another six month extension, to cause more debate just before the election. Meanwhile, GOP members of the Senate are doing a call to order every few days to stop President Obama from making recess appointments.
RELIGION AND CULTURE
WE SPILL BLOOD, CHINA GETS THE OIL –
Until Barack Obama won the presidency the left screamed that “the war” was about oil. The liberal media chanted that we were paying for oil with blood. Maybe, but the Chinese are getting the oil. The first contract issued for oil exploration in Afghanistan went to CNPC, the China National Petroleum Corporation which is owned directly by the Chinese government. The Chinese will also build Afghanistan’s first oil refinery within the next three years. The roads to and from the refinery will probably be paid for by American taxpayers.
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MORE FROM THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM COALITION

NEW CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Now available, the Chairman’s Report for December 14, 2011. In this issue: Our dear friend Solomon Nour joins the Lord / Is there logic in the White House? / Gays and Muslims go to the head of immigration lines / Secretary Clinton’s support for UN “blasphemy laws” / 3,000 “honor” attacks in UK in 2010 / A billion in aid to Pakistan – where are our priorities? / Poland’s first honor killing / Will Belgium protect its Jews?
LEARN MORE ABOUT SHARIA LAW –
One of the best locations on the Internet to learn about Islamic Sharia law and its effect on the West is www.shariafreeusa.org
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INTERNATIONAL

Muslim Boko Haram strikes on Christmas Day

NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS IN NIGERIA – On Christmas Day, churches were bombed in five Nigerian cities – Madalla, Jos, Kano, Damaturu, and Gadaka – leaving dozens, perhaps hundreds, dead or wounded. The killings were apparently the latest handiwork of the violent Islamist group Boko Haram, and they show an increased level not only of violence but also of sophistication, since the explosions were coordinated and widespread, including the northwest, north, and center of the country. Read more
NO CHRISTMAS FOR ASIA BIBI –
Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five sentenced to death on charges of “blasphemy” against Islam, along with over a dozen other Christians held in Pakistani jails spent Christmas Day without their families, after authorities refused requests to allow prison visits. Read more. Later reports indicated that no Christians held in Pakistani jails were allowed visits on Christmas Day. The United States gives Pakistan billions of dollars in aid each year, most of it from Christian taxpayers.
EUROPE’S MARCH TO ISLAM –
Post-Christian Europe became noticeably more Islamized during 2011. As the rapidly growing Muslim population makes its presence felt in towns and cities across the continent, Islam is transforming the European way of life in ways unimaginable only a few years ago. Hudson New York has just published a list by country of the more outrageous Islam-related controversies that took place in Europe during 2011. Read it at Hudson New York
HORRIFIC ACID ATTACK IN CHURCH BLINDS PASTOR-
In Kampala, Uganda, Pastor Umar Mulinde was preparing for the Christmas Eve service at the Gospel Life Church. Two men pretending to be Christians entered the church and poured acid on Pastor Mulinde, severely burning him and blinding him in one eye. The attackers ran out of the church shouting “Allah Akbar!” Mulinde, himself a convert from Islam, has won many others to Christ in spite of frequent threats on his life. Read more.
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