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Still Believe “Teachers” Care About Our Children??? THINK AGAIN.

March 21, 2012 1 comment

 (Hat-tip Peggy H. for the forward. Thanks Peggy)

“When school children start paying union dues, that ‘s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children.” 
 ~Albert Shanker

[TWG Note: Of course, the so-called “teachers” can’t stand anyone getting in the way of their efforts to destroy our children’s minds.  WHY are parents allowing this?  BECAUSE THEY DON’T GIVE A DAMN. THAT’s WHY. If they actually GAVE A DAMN, they would fire each and every one of those so-called “teachers” and bring them to trial.]

 

Teachers’ Union Seeks to Drive Teach for America Teachers out of Seattle Public Schools


By Liv Finne
Director, WPC’s Center for Education

Third grader Enrique (not his real name) eagerly describes his Teach for America teacher like this: “He let us borrow bigger books.” “I am learning English now.” “My goal is to be at fourth grade in reading by the end of the year.”

Teach for America (TFA) is a nationally-recognized training program that provides highly motivated, talented teachers to schools nationwide, especially in low-income inner city communities. TFA graduates come from highly respected colleges, including Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and the University of Washington. Studies show their students typically make more progress in reading and math compared to students of other teachers, including veteran and certified instructors.

TFA educators set high goals for their students: a clear focus on math and science, 40 minutes of reading every night, and a desire to graduate and go on to college. In Seattle and other cities TFA is helping children raise their sights and reach for the stars.

Not everyone is happy, however. The teachers’ union sees opening schools to TFA graduates as a threat to their power within the system.  Union executives did not want TFA in Seattle in the first place, and now they are doing everything they can to drive these young instructors out of local classrooms.

The issue will be decided March 21st (tomorrow), when Seattle School Board members will vote whether to accede to the union and bar TFA teachers from city schools, or allow them to continue educating Seattle children.

How did this happen? How did we as a community get to a point where our own School Board may end up ousting some of the best-qualified teachers in the country where they are most needed? In October 2010, the Board invited TFA to provide trained instructors for some of the most-needy schools. In response, six young TFA teachers have been working in Seattle classrooms for nearly a year, impressing administrators and parents with their energy, ability and professionalism. Though demanding, they are popular with students, and set high expectations for what they believe kids can achieve.

Then the School Board changed. In the 2011 election the teachers’ union backed two candidates, Marty McLaren and Sharon Peaslee, giving thousands of dollars to their political campaigns. These candidates won, and in what some see as payback, they are now spearheading the union drive to oust TFA from Seattle schools.

There’s more. The Seattle Times reports union-inspired activists are harassing TFA teachers at Aki Kurose Middle School and South Shore K-8, hoping to get them to quit. Their personal information has been posted online.  One teacher’s home was burglarized.

TFA may be stirring up the union in Seattle, but the program is considered routine in other cities. Since 1990, nearly 33,000 TFA-trained instructors have taught more than three million students. Today, 9,000 of them educate over 600,000 students in 32 states and the District of Columbia.

The program is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but if the ban is imposed the Seattle-based charity would find it can fund TFA educators in Philadelphia or Boston, but not at John Hay Elementary up the street from their headquarters.

Over 3,000 University of Washington graduates apply to TFA each year. If the ban is imposed these U.W. grads would find they are barred from teaching at schools in their own city.

If Seattle bans Teach for America it is not the adults who will suffer. TFA teachers will just move to schools in other cities. The real harm from this reactionary and mean-spirited campaign will fall on kids like Enrique, all because some grown-ups think protecting their privileged status is more important than helping children learn.


Citing our research, today The Seattle Times editorial board called upon the Seattle School Board to reject a motion banning Teach for America teachers in Seattle’s schools.

RACIST Robert De Niro Spews More Bigotry At obama Fundraiser

March 20, 2012 5 comments

[TWG Note:  Well, I guess I need to add Robert De Niro to the BOYCOTT list.  Can you imagine the outrage if a “white” person ever said “We aren’t ready for a black first lady”?  I can.] 

 

SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/gingrich-says-niros-white-first-lady-crack-inexcusable-154645504–abc-news.html

 

Gingrich Says De Niro’s ‘White First Lady’ Crack Is ‘Inexcusable’

 

SHREVEPORT, La. – Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called on President Obama to apologize for comments made by actor Robert De Niro at a fundraiser supporting the president.

“What De Niro said last night was inexcusable and the president should apologize for him. It was at an Obama fundraiser, it is exactly wrong,” Gingrich said, referring to a joke made by De Niro about the potential Republican first ladies.

De Niro told a crowd of about 90 people that it was “too soon” for a white first lady. The comment was made Monday night at a reception in New York City that was hosted by De Niro and his wife, and attended by First Lady Michelle Obama.

“Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady?” De Niro asked, according to a pool report from the fundraiser.

The report said the crowd roared and someone yelled “No!” as De Niro asked, “Too soon, right?”

The White House today agreed with Gingrich. “We believe the joke was inappropriate,” said Olivia Alair, Michelle Obama’s press secretary.

Gingrich said the comments made by De Niro divide the country and “if people on the left want to talk about radio talk show hosts, then everybody in the country ought to hold the president accountable when somebody at his event says something as utterly, totally unacceptable as Robert De Niro said last night,” Gingrich said.

Gingrich said the president should hold De Niro accountable for the comments.

“On behalf of both my wife, and on behalf of Karen Santorum and on behalf of Ann Romney and that is I think Robert De Niro is wrong. I think the country is ready for a new first lady and he doesn’t have to describe it in racial terms,” Gingrich said.

ABC News reported yesterday that tickets started at $5,000 and included a photo with with Obama and a cocktail. The fundraiser charged $25,000 to mingle with the first lady.

The host committee included Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Star Jones, Tina Knowles, Tonya Lewis Lee, Alfre Woodard, Lynn Whitfield, Lisa Ellis and Peg Alston.

The proceeds from Monday’s event benefitted the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account that funnels cash to both the Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee.

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer contributed to this report.

GOA Statement on “Constitutional Carry” and S 2188

March 20, 2012 4 comments

 

logo Gun Owners of America
 
Begich-Manchin Has One Purpose:
To keep the Senate Gavel in the hands of Harry Reid
 
Your e-mails have turned the Senate around in the battle to protect “constitutional carry” states in federal reciprocity legislation.
 
First of all, please realize the reason we’re fighting so strenuously for the Thune-Vitter language. At stake in this fight is the right of Americans to carry concealed weapons from state to state WITHOUT being registered … WITHOUT getting a permit or license … and WITHOUT being registered like sex offenders.
 
The Thune-Vitter language will guarantee your right — if you live in a “constitutional carry” state — to freely carry firearms as protected by the Second Amendment.
 
But make no mistake about it: The ONLY reason for the Begich-Manchin-Baucus bill -– sponsored by three anti-gun Democrats –- is to keep the Senate gavel in Harry Reid’s hands.
 
S. 2188 would do this by allowing anti-gun Democrats to pretend to care about the Second Amendment, while pushing legislation which would deter additional states from passing “constitutional carry” legislation.
 
Think about it: Both Begich and Manchin HAVE YET TO CAST A PRO-GUN VOTE during this Congress!
 
Manchin has NEVER cast a pro-gun vote while he’s been in the Senate. And Begich has cast anti-gun votes 82% of the time since joining the Senate in 2009. Plus, he is a former member of the anti-gun Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which is headed by the extremist New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
 
The other Democrat on S. 2188, Montana Sen. Max Baucus, has a D- rating with GOA.
 
So why would we trust these anti-gun Senators to do the right thing on gun legislation? The answer is: “We shouldn’t!”
 
S. 2188 is just an attempt to get cover for their abysmal Second Amendment voting records. Consider this:
 
* They didn’t vote our way when we urged them to vote against Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
 
* They didn’t vote with us when we pleaded with them to oppose the anti-gun ObamaCare legislation, which enables the BATFE and FBI to troll through the health care database for gun owners who would be barred from exercising their Second Amendment rights because of their medical information. Nor did they vote our way when we asked them to support a repeal of this obnoxious legislation last year.
 
* And remember the DISCLOSE Act from a couple of years ago? Begich and Baucus voted to place severe and unconstitutional limits on GOA’s ability to hold individual congressmen accountable in the weeks leading up to an election. (Manchin wasn’t in the Senate yet.)
 
* They also opposed a repeal of the Veterans Disarmament Act — legislation that has legalized a practice (begun by Bill Clinton) which has disarmed more than 150,000 military veterans for ailments like PTSD.
 
This is just the tip of the iceberg. These anti-gun, compromising Senators have stabbed us in the back repeatedly. Although now that they’ve turned off a good part of their electorate, they are trying to appear pro-gun.
 
But they can’t even claim they’re engaged in compromise to help this legislation pass muster, because the much stronger Thune language ALREADY RECEIVED AN OVERWHELMING VOTE MARGIN in 2009!!!
 
And because of the pro-gun gains made in the 2010 elections, there should be more than 62 Senators who will support the Thune language — which means we can easily overcome a filibuster.
 
This just seems like a bald-faced attempt to keep Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in power. And let’s face it, when Reid’s running the Senate, our liberties are in danger. (Consider just some of the anti-gun votes listed above that Senator Reid has pushed.)
 
One more thing: The Begich-Manchin bill will discourage states from enacting “constitutional carry” legislation.
 
After all, if activists in states considering “constitutional carry” believe they will have to get a license anyway –- because of this enormous “carrot” the anti-gun Democrats are holding out for them -– what incentive do they have to walk the halls of the state capitol, to call their legislators and testify in favor of “constitutional carry.”
 
The answer is: “None.”
 
As we write this, the Thune-Vitter bill already has 17 sponsors and cosponsors. The anti-gun Begich-Manchin bill is stuck at three anti-gun Democrats.
 
But we need to keep the pressure on.
 
ACTION: Contact your Senators. Urge them to support the Thune-Vitter firearms reciprocity bill and oppose the Begich-Manchin anti-gun bill.
 
NOTE: There are two different letters, depending on whether your Senators are Democrat or Republican. By clicking here to use the CapWiz system to contact your Senators, the appropriate letter will be automatically selected.

The Legal Project News: islamic terrorists Attacking Freedom EVERYWHERE


 
 

Legal Project News Clips: 03/10/12 – 03/16/12

 

The LP works to protect the right in the West to freely discuss Islam, radical Islam, terrorism, and terrorist funding.  Our website is http://www.legal-project.org/

The following ten articles from the past week should be of particular interest.  These clips focus on attempts by Islamists (i.e., radical Muslims) and their allies to shut down the debate about Islam-related topics (i.e., Islam, radical Islam, Islamist terrorism, and Islamist terrorist funding). 

Blasphemy in the Muslim World

Hate Speech Laws

Hate Speech Laws & Pressure Tactics Against Free Speech

Hate Speech Laws & OIC & Defamation & United Nations

Islamist Violence or Threats of Physical Violence Against Speech

Pressure Tactics Against Free Speech & Willful Blindness & PC Problems

Willful Blindness & PC Problems

More articles may be found at http://www.legal-project.org/news-external/

Categories: Islam

The Neverending Articles and Commentary About The islamic World War and muslim Terrorism Against Christians and Other Infidels


COURTESY: THE RELIGION OF PEACE

 

 

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Sharia Victory in Florida Threatens Human Rights  (Am. Thinker)
“The evidence of extreme female and child subjugation in Islamic Sharia law should be enough to justify strong American non-partisan support in favor of banning Sharia courts.” 

Forcing Women to Marry Their Rapists  (FrontPage Magazine)
While feminists in the U.S. were fuming over the idea that a woman’s sex life would be discussed by others – just because she brought it up in front of Congress – a teen girl in Morocco killed herself after being forced to marry her rapist. 

An Ex-Muslim’s Open Letter to Muslims  (Islam Watch)
Open your mind to the possibility that Muhammad was not who he claimed to be. It isn’t that hard. 

Today’s Radical Chic  (Islam Watch)
Limousine-liberals “lifting themselves up, in their own eyes, to a moral high ground from which they could look down upon the middle class with a pure, guiltless, delicious condescension that made their lives, and their privilege, complete.” 

Slavery’s Last Stronghold  (CNN)
An estimated 10% to 20% of Mauritania’s 3.4 million people live as slaves. Imagine the lives they lead. 

Playing with Fire: Journalism in Turkey  (Washington Times)
Writing can be hazardous to your health in even the most Westernized of Muslim countries. 

Grand Mufti Calls for Destruction of Churches  (Am. Thinker)
“If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic.” 

One Woman’s Fight to Lift the Saudi Driving Ban  (The National)
A brave woman stands up to the clerics and their Sharia police. 

Honor Killings and Islam: Coincidence?  (Answering Muslims)
(Video) A 2-hour clip from a Christian show hosted by David Wood. Guests include Pam Geller and a former Muslim. 

Boosting Breivik  (Diana West)
Muslim opportunists conjure up a “Chicken Little-esque” threat by constructing an imaginary link between two mentally ill killers. 

A Tale of Two Sheriffs  (Town Hall)
The NYPD police chief and his counterpart in Los Angeles could hardly be any different when it comes to appeasing terror apologists. 

Turks to Europe: ‘We are Coming’  (Stonegate)
“No other religion in Europe is so demanding and no other migration group depends so much on the social welfare state and is so much connected to criminality.” 

Farrakhan’s Secret Relationship  (iAbolish)
An African-American throws African slaves under the Islamist bus. 

Pregnant Woman Murdered for Insulting Muhammad  (Islam Watch)
Apologists sometimes claim that Muhammad himself would be against killing anyone in defense of his own honor – unfortunately for them, he actually had the chance. 

American Muslims and Media Stereotypes  (American Thinker)
A truely moderate Muslim speaks her mind to both the Islamists and mainstream media: “We came to America to get away from the Islamist dictatorships, and we now want to be left alone.” 

We’ll Hear an Afghan Thanks When Hell Freezes  (Town Hall)
You wouldn’t know it from the whining, but 93% of civilians killed in Afghanistan are murdered by Taliban terrorists – not the NATO troops defending them. 

Who are the ‘Settlers’?  (FrontPage Magazine)
The anniversary of the Itamar massacre seems like a good time to dispel the misconceptions of those demonized by so many. 

Hypocrisy at the New York Times  (Wake Up America)
The NYT runs an anti-Catholic ad, but refuses to print an anti-Islam one. 

War Crimes in the Sudan  (YouTube)
(Video) George Clooney sees first hand the Islamic Republic of Sudan’s genocidal campaign against an African people because of their race. 

The Blueprint for Undermining America’s Legal System  (Bostom)
For the devout Muslim, loyalty to a religion “which renders sacred and permanent the notion of inequality between the community of Allah, and the infidels” will detract from loyalty from country. 

The Necessity of Anti-Sharia Laws  (American Thinker)
The purpose of anti-Sharia laws is to stop the political and supremacist aspects of Islam that infringe upon the rights and freedoms of non-Muslims. 

The Blood Price of Afghanistan  (Daniel Greenfield)
“At Islam’s homicidal Wal-Mart, you could kill three Christians for the price of a Muslim.” 

The UK Thought Police Send a Man to Prison  (FrontPage Magazine)
Media coverage surrounding the case of Darren Conway is most notable for the almost-complete absence of fact. 

How I Became a One-Man Hate Group  (Daniel Greenfield)
The lone Sultan Knish blogger reflects on the various ironies of being labeled a ‘hate group’ by the well-funded SPLC. 

Taliban Killing Fields 2014?  (Town Hall)
Lost amid the furor over the murder of sixteen civilians by a rogue American is the Afghan government’s renewed plea for NATO to stay. 

Sharia Law and Middle Class Feminism  (Secularism.org)
“We are feminists you see. Oh, but only when it comes to white women – did we mention that?” 

A Heinous Crime and a Double Standard  (FrontPage Magazine)
An American’s shooting rampage against Afghan civilians may be the exception that proves the rule, but where is the outrage when the Taliban routinely do the same?

 

MOSLEMS Continue Their islamic World War and Global Terrorism Against Christians


 

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11
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Weekly Jihad Report
Mar. 03 – Mar. 09

 Jihad Attacks:

51

 Allahu Akbars:

11

 Dead Bodies:

372

 Critically Injured:

297

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Muslim Persecution of Christians: February, 2012

by Raymond Ibrahim
Stonegate Institute
March 16, 2012

http://www.meforum.org/3193/muslim-persecution-of-christians-february-2012

Half of Iraq’s indigenous Christians are gone due to the unleashed forces of jihad, many of them fleeing to nearby Syria; yet, as the Assad regime comes under attack by al-Qaeda and others, the jihad now seeps into Syria, where Christians are experiencing a level of persecution unprecedented in the nation’s modern history. Likewise, some 100,000 Christian Copts have fled their native Egypt since the overthrow of the Mubarak regime; and in northern regions of Nigeria, where the jihadi group Boko Haram has been slaughtering Christians, up to 95 % of the Christian population has fled.

Meanwhile, the “big news” concerning the Muslim world in the month of February—the news that flooded the mainstream media and had U.S. politicians, beginning with President Obama, flustered, angry, and full of regret—was that copies of the Koran in Afghanistan were burned by U.S. soldiers because imprisoned Muslim inmates were using them “to facilitate extremist communications.”

Categorized by theme, February’s batch of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed in alphabetical order by country, not severity.

Church Attacks

Algeria: Armed men raided and ransacked a church formally recognized since 1958, dismantling the crucifix above the premises. The pastor and his family, trapped inside, feared that “they could kill us.” The pastor “has been repeatedly threatened and attacked since being ordained as pastor in 2007. In the summer of 2009 his wife was beaten and seriously injured by a group of unknown men. Then, in late 2011, heaps of trash were thrown over the compound walls while an angry mob shouted death threats.”

Egypt: Thousands of Muslims attacked a Coptic church, demanding the death of its pastor, who, along with “nearly 100 terrorized Copts sought refuge inside the church, while Muslim rioters were pelting the church with stones in an effort to break into the church, assault the Copts and torch the building.” They did this because a Christian girl who, according to Islamic law, automatically became a Muslim when her father converted to Islam, fled and was rumored to be hiding in the church.

Iran: Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence has ordered the last two officially registered churches holding Friday Farsi-language services in Tehran—Farsi being the nation’s language—to discontinue the language: “Friday services in Tehran attracted the city’s converts to Christianity as well as Muslims interested in Christianity, as Friday is most Iranians’ day off during the week.” Banning church use of Farsi prevents most Iranians from hearing the Gospel.

Kazakhstan: A new report notes that “Churches are being raided, leaders fined and Christian literature confiscated as the Kazakh authorities enforce new laws intended further to restrict religious freedom in the country.”

Kuwait: A parliamentarian is set to submit a draft law banning the construction of churches. Originally, Osama al-Munawer announced on Twitter his plans on submitting a draft law calling for the removal of all churches in Kuwait. However, he later “clarified,” saying that existing churches can remain, but the construction of new ones must be banned.

Macedonia: A two-century-old Christian church famed for its valuable icons was set on fire in response to “a carnival in which Orthodox Christian men dressed as women in burkas and mocked the Koran.” Earlier, “perpetrators attacked a[nother] church in the nearby village of Labunista, destroying a cross standing outside” and “also defaced a Macedonian flag outside Struga’s municipal building, replacing it with a green flag representing Islam.”

Nigeria: A Muslim suicide bomber forced his way into the grounds of a major church, killing two women and an 18-month-old child during Sunday morning service; some 50 people were injured in the blast. In a separate incident, Muslims detonated a bomb outside a church building, injuring five, one critically: “The bomb, planted in a parked car, was left by suspected members of Boko Haram, which seeks to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria.”

Pakistan: A dozen armed Muslims stormed a church, seriously wounding two Christians: one man was shot and is in critical condition, the other risks having his arm amputated; another church member was thrown from the roof, after being struck repeatedly with a rifle butt. “The extremist raid was sparked by charges that [the] church was trying to evangelize Muslims in an attempt to convert them to Christianity. The community several times in the past has been the subject of assault and the pastor and his family the subject of death threats.” As usual, the police, instead of pursuing the perpetrators, have opened an investigation against the pastor and 20 other church members.

Syria: Some 30 armed and masked jihadis attacked a Catholic monastery—unprecedented in Syria’s modern history—demanding money. According to the Catholic Archbishop of Damascus, “the situation in the country is spiraling out of control as the armed opposition spreads its influence to different regions of the state.”

Dhimmitude

[General Abuse, Debasement, and Suppression of non-Muslims as “Tolerated” Citizens]

Bangladesh: Three American Christians were injured after their car was attacked by a Muslim mob that suspected they were converting Muslims into Christians: at least 200 angry locals chased the missionaries’ car and threw stones at it, leaving three with cuts from broken glass.

Egypt: Rather than punishing the perpetrators who opened fire on and ran tanks over Christians protesting the constant destruction of their churches, the government arrested and is trying two priests in connection to the Maspero massacre. And although Egypt’s new parliament has 498 seats, only six are Copts, though Copts make up at the very least 10% of the population, and so should have approximately 50 seats. Finally, evincing how bad the situation is, Coptic protesters organized a demonstration in front of Parliament to protest “the disappearance and abduction of Coptic girls.”

Indonesia: The Islamist Prosperous Justice Party complained about the Red Cross’ symbol of a cross, saying it is too identifiable with Christian culture and traditions. Red Cross volunteers and activists rejected the claim, saying that any changes to the logo would be “tantamount to giving in to the extremists.”

Iran: A pastor of a major house church movement began serving a five-year prison sentence for “crimes against the order.” According to one activist, “His ‘crimes’ were being a pastor and possessing Christian materials.” He is being beat in jail and getting sick, to the point that his hair has “turned fully gray.”

Israel: A mob of some 50 Palestinian Muslims stoned a group of Christian tourists atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, wounding three Israeli police officers in the process. The attack is believed to have been instigated by the former Muslim mufti of Jerusalem.

Pakistan: Yet another Christian woman, a teacher, has been targeted by Muslims due to allegations that she burned a Koran. A mob stormed her school in an attempt to abduct her, but police took her into custody. Also, a Christian student who missed the grade to get into medical school by less than 0.1% would have earned 20 extra points if he had memorized the Koran—though no bonus points for having similar knowledge of the Bible.

Turkey: A new report notes that “Christians in Turkey continue to suffer attacks from private citizens, discrimination by lower-level government officials and vilification in both school textbooks and news media,” adding that there is a “root of intolerance” in Turkish society toward adherents of non-Islamic faiths: “The removal of this root of intolerance is an urgent problem that still awaits to be dealt with.”

Turkmenistan: A 77-year-old Christian man was detained and questioned by police for six hours after he tried to print copies of a small book of Christian poetry. He was forced to write a statement and banned from travelling outside his home region while the case is being investigated.

Uganda: Not long after a pastor was attacked with acid and blinded by “Allahu-Akbar” screaming Muslims, his friend, another pastor, was shot at by “Islamic extremists,”
in what is being described as “a new wave of persecution against Christians in Uganda.”

Murder, Apostasy Issues, and More

Egypt: Two Christians were killed “after a Muslim racketeer opened fire on them for refusing to pay him extortion money.” The local bishop “hold[s] security forces and local Muslims fully responsible for terrorizing the Copts living there, who are continuously being subjected to terror and kidnapping.”

Iran: After enduring five months of uncertainty in a prison, a Christian convert who was arrested in her home by security authorities has been sentenced to two years in prison by the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. Authorities further arrested six to ten Christian converts from Islam while they were meeting for worship at a home in the southern city of Shiraz. And Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani awaits execution for refusing to renounce Christianity.

Nigeria: A 79-year-old Christian woman and choir singer was found dead at her home, her throat slit with a note in Arabic left on her chest reading: “We will get you soon,” a message believed to be directed at her son, a pastor at a local church.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Muslims beheaded a 26-year-old Muslim convert to Christianity who had worked for a Christian humanitarian organization that the terrorist organization had banned. He is at least the third apostate to Christianity to be beheaded in Somalia in recent months.

Turkey: A 12-year-old boy, Hussein, publicly professed his Christian faith by wearing a silver cross necklace in school. Accordingly, Muslim classmates began taunting and spitting on him. When the boy threatened to report one of the bullies, the bully’s father threatened to kill him. His religion teacher beat him severely: “Like in most Islamic countries, students of all faiths are required to attend Islamic studies in school. Those who refuse to recite the Koran and Islamic prayers are often beaten by the teacher. And so it was for Hussein. He said he was punished regularly with a two-foot long rod because he wouldn’t say the Islamic Shahada.”

About this Series

Because the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world is on its way to reaching epidemic proportions, “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed to collate some—by no means all—of the instances of Muslim persecution of Christians that surface each month. It serves two purposes:

  1. Intrinsically, to document that which the mainstream media does not: the habitual, if not chronic, Muslim persecution of Christians.
  2. Instrumentally, to show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated—that it is rooted in a worldview inspired by Sharia.

Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam; apostasy and blasphemy laws; theft and plunder in lieu of jizya (tribute); overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed “dhimmis” (barely tolerated citizens); and simple violence and murder. Oftentimes it is a combination thereof.

Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales—from Morocco in the west, to India in the east, and throughout the West, wherever there are Muslims—it should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam—whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum.

Related Topics:  Anti-Christianism  |  Raymond Ibrahim

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America Has Only ONE Chance Left…

March 19, 2012 1 comment

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Conservative Examiner

 

Radio talk show host Mark Levin is currently on an autograph tour to promote his new book, Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America. During a televised stop on the tour at the Reagan Library, Levin stated on CSPAN 2, recorded on March 8 and broadcast last evening, that America has only one chance left at survival, and it is the upcoming November election.

According to Levin, the nation faces a decision this November that will determine it’s survival as a beacon of freedom in the world.

If, he said, Obama is reelected, the current course of ignoring the Constitution will continue and the nation will proceed so far down the path toward what he calls ‘statism’ that it will take decades if not centuries to recovery the liberties that are lost.

On the other hand, Levin stated, if Americans choose to deny Obama a second term, then the nation has a chance of at least rolling back the assault on Constitutional law and recover part of the freedoms that have been sacrificed at the altar of collectivism.

 
 
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