Saturday, April 18, 2015

Christians in Mil.Now Punished for Reading Bible; Obama Won't Let Chaplains Counsel Jesus' Ideals

If you are a Bible-believing Christian, there is no place for you in Barack Obama's version of the U.S. military, the Prison Planet website reports today (April 18, 2015).

Christian service members all over the nation are being disciplined for reading their Bibles, talking about their faith publicly, and encouraging others to live a moral lifestyle.

Moreover, just saying the name of "Jesus" at the wrong place or the wrong time while serving in the military today is enough to spark a national controversy.

Michael Berry -- senior counsel at the Liberty Institute, a Texas-based legal organization dedicated to defending religious liberty in America -- said recent high-profile cases of military chaplains facing punishment for private counseling sessions that reflected the teachings of their religion could cause devout Americans who are qualified for military service to think twice about joining the military.

Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills 33, Wounds 100; Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Attack

A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch in eastern Afghanistan today (April 18, 2015), killing at least 33 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, according to the USA Today website.

The attack marks a major escalation in the country's fight against an affiliate of the Muslim extremist IS group that now controls a third of Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate.

The attack in Jalalabad -- capital of eastern Nagarhar province -- targeted a crowd of soldiers and civilians gathered outside a bank to receive their monthly salaries. The blast killed at least 33 people and wounded more than 100, said Dr. Hamayon Zaheer, the head of Jalalabad's hospital.

A few hours after the attack, President Ashraf Ghani blamed the Islamic State group -- not the Taliban -- for the suicide bombing.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Vandals Dig Up Graves of Nazi Victims in Crimea; Anti-Semitic Attacks Are Rising Rapidly in Russia

A Russian Jewish organization called on authorities in Crimea -- the peninsula on the Black Sea that Russia seized from Ukraine a year ago -- to take action after vandals desecrated mass graves of Nazi victims outside the city of Simferopol, The Moscow Times website reports today (April 17, 2015).

"To desecrate the grave of those slain by Nazis is sacrilegious and heinous to the utmost degree," said Alexander Boroda, head of the Federation of Russian Jewish Communities.

Vandals dug four holes -- each about 1.8 meters deep -- at the site of the graves. Human bones and remains of clothing excavated from the graves were found scattered on the ground nearby, according to a Jewish News Agency report.

The desecrated graves were those of Jews, Roma, and Soviet prisoners of war who were shot by Nazis in mass executions in late 1941. Boroda said violent anti-Semitic attacks have recently become more common in Russia, as now "there are monsters who follow along the beaten Nazi path and try to mock the dead."

Muslims Kill 12 Christians on Libya Boat to Italy; Italian Police Arrest 15 Muslims for the Murders

Italian police said yesterday that Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard -- killing them -- because the 12 were Christians, the Hot Air website reports today (April 17, 2015).

Italian authorities have arrested 15 people on suspicion of murdering the Christians at sea, police in Palermo, Sicily said.

The original group of 105 people left Libya on April 14 in a rubber boat. Sometime during the trip north across the Mediterranean Sea, the alleged assailants -- Muslims from the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Senegal -- threw the 12 overboard, police said.

The Muslim terrorists would have killed more Christians, but the rest of the refugees linked themselves together in a human chain to prevent them from doing so.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Report:IS Operates Cells in Mexico Near Texas; Mexican Drug Cartels Help Terrorists Get in US

An explosive report released April 14 by the non-profit Judicial Watch -- citing official Mexican military and law-enforcement sources -- reveals that the terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is operating a camp in Mexico just miles away from the U.S. border, The New American website reports today (April 16, 2015).

The sources also told the government watchdog that human smugglers working for Mexican drug cartels were helping ISIS operatives cross the U.S. border into Texas and New Mexico.

According to the Judicial Watch report -- relying on sources including a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector -- the ISIS camp is situated about eight miles from the U.S. border near El Paso, Texas.

"Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juarez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States," Judicial Watch reported, citing the same knowledgeable sources.

Ohio Man Accused of Planning Terrorist Act; Trained in Syria, Returned to Kill Americans

An Ohio man was indicted today (April 16, 2015) on terrorism charges after officials say he trained with Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria and returned to the U.S. hoping to commit a terrorist act, according to the USA Today website.

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, faces charges of attempting to provide and providing material support to terrorists, attempting to provide and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, and one count of making false statements to the FBI.

The indictment -- handed down by a federal grand jury in Columbus, Ohio -- references several "private conversations" between Mohamud and his brother Abdifatah Aden (who was killed in Syria in 2014 after joining a terrorist organization) that discuss Mohamud's plans to join a terrorist group.

According to the indictment, Mohamud was trained with weapons and explosives, hand-to-hand combat, and even breaking into houses. He was then instructed by a Muslim cleric in the organization to return to the United States and commit an act of terrorism, the indictment said.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Atty. Gen. Rejects Bible as Official Tenn. Book; Says Doing So Violates US,Tenn. Constitutions

Tennessee's attorney general said yesterday that a bill under consideration in the legislature to make the Bible the official state book would be an unconstitutional endorsement, the Religion News website reports today (April 15, 2015).

The bill would violate both the U.S. Constitution and Tennessee's state constitution, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III said.

"I am quite confident that the Bible's distinguished place in history will not be diminished in the absence of a state's endorsement," Slatery said in a statement.

He said that Tennessee's constitution states "no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship."