Category Archives: war on Christianity

Islamist Threat In Your Face

WND EXCLUSIVE: GUN-WAVING ‘ANGRY MUSLIM’ ARRESTED FOR TERRORISTIC THREATS

South Dakota files charges 12 days after livestreamed Facebook video at Christian conference

by LEO HOHMANN 04/22/2017 at 11:45 PM

After a week of growing controversy and public pressure, authorities in South Dakota on Friday arrested a Muslim man who livestreamed a Facebook video in which he made threats against Christians while showing off an arsenal of weapons.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/gun-waving-angry-muslim-arrested-for-terroristic-threats/#DPio5fL4SMBGIttY.99


So let’s get this straight.

This happened in Sioux Falls, SD!!! Not Dearbornistan Michigan! And everybody is okay with this?A muslim walks into a Christian conference with murderous intent, is blocked, then threatens American Christians in a Facebook video, and the police can’t find anything to charge him with?!!! Who are these police? Did they move here from England or Germany?

Finally a week later, after calls for his resignation, the police chief decides to act? He must be an Obama/Clinton voter.

How long will it be before we see scenes like this Yazidi woman for sale for $10 America?


AND THAT’S THE NEWS FROM ASSBAKISTAN

…where all the women wear trash bags, all the goats are good looking, and all the children are more murderous than average.

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Swedish midwife loses fight to be exempt from performing abortions

elinor grimmark

Grimmark: Must choose career over conscience

Scary.

From Fox News:  A Swedish midwife on Wednesday lost her years-long legal battle to be exempt from performing abortions — an act she says violates her religious freedom — and is now considering a final push before the European Court of Human Rights.

Midwife Ellinor Grimmark objects to abortions because of her Christian beliefs. But the Swedish Labor Court decided that midwives are obligated to make a choice between conscience and career — contradicting international law, which protects conscientious objection, experts say.

According to the organization Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers, “freedom of conscience” is a human right stating that no one shall be deprived of their ability to work in their profession because that person — by ethical, moral or religious reasons — cannot perform a task that “extinguishes human life” at its beginning, or final stages.

“Restrictions on the right to freedom of conscience must be supported by law and be necessary in a democratic society,” Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers said after the appeals court decision in Grimmark’s case.

In November 2015, a district court found that Grimmark’s right to freedom of conscience had not been violated, and required her to pay the local government’s legal costs, which totaled more than $100,000.

Grimmark has been commuting to Norway, where midwives and doctors are granted freedom of conscience, according to the human rights group.

“The Court has failed to protect Ellinor Grimmark’s fundamental right to freedom of conscience despite the clear legal protections that exist in international law,” Robert Clark, Director of European Advocacy for ADF International, an organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith, said in a statement. “Some have attempted to frame this case as one that pits one human right against another — however, the only person whose rights have been violated is Ellinor Grimmark.”

According to ADF, three different medical clinics in the district of Jönköping had refused to employ Grimmark because she would not assist with abortions due to her belief in the “dignity of human life.”

Grimmark must now decide whether or not to pursue her case before the European Court of Human Rights.

DCG

Australian Christians told not to wear cross after Muslims attack man wearing crucifix, yelling ‘F*ck Jesus’

Miranda Devine reports for Daily Telegraph that at about 3 p.m. on April 4, 2017, while traveling with his girlfriend on the train from Campsie to Bankstown in southwestern Sydney, a 30-year-old Greek Orthodox Christian named Mike (he doesn’t want his last name made public due to safety concerns) was assaulted by four Middle Eastern men.

Mike says he was minding his own business talking on his mobile phone, when four young men of Middle Eastern appearance violently ripped the crucifix off his neck and stomped on it, while swearing “F*** Jesus” and referring to “Allah”. The men then punched Mike and kicked him in his face, back and shoulders.

When his girlfriend tried to defend him, two Arabic-speaking women hit and kicked her.

The crucifix, which Mike’s mother had given him, was bent, and the silver chain broken in two places. Mike says: “I was born in Australia of Greek heritage. I’ve always worn my cross. For him to rip it off and step on it has to be a religious crime… It’s not on to feel unsafe in your own country.”

Mike has a doctor’s report cataloguing his injuries, which include abrasions and bruises on his face, left shoulder, and upper and lower back.

Mike says that five uniformed railway “Transport Officers” watched the attack and did nothing to help him, although police were waiting for the train when it reached Bankstown station.

Two police officers took the names of three alleged assailants and a statement from Mike, photographed his injuries, told him they would review CCTV footage from the train and that he should expect a letter in a month, which may require his attendance at court.

After the assault, Mike was so shaken up that he contacted Baptist minister Rev. George Capsis, a pillar of the local Greek community and former deputy mayor of Sutherland Shire Council.

According to Rev. Capsis, Mike is the fourth Christian who has complained to him of a religiously-motivated attack in the past six months. The other three attacks also were in public transport, in southwest Sydney described by Capsis as Muslim territory — “It’s like their territory; they don’t want Christians or other types of infidels there.”

Rev. Capsis warns Christians not to wear overt religious symbols like the cross when they are traveling though Muslim enclaves of southwestern Sydney:

“This is not an isolated incident. There are gangs of these young fellows of Muslim background who have been harassing people they identify as Christian… You don’t hear about it because no one’s reporting it. People like Greek Orthodox carry a big cross. I tell them to be practical and if they’re in those areas and wearing a big cross and a group of young guys comes, hide it in your shirt. Why provoke it? If this keeps up, someone will be hurt. It’s got to be nipped in the bud.”

A Sydney Trains spokesman defended the inaction of its Transport Officers, saying they are not authorized to intervene in assaults and that their primary responsibilities are customer service and fare evasion. If an incident takes place, such as the attack on Mike, the officers are trained to stand back in a “safe space” to observe, and contact police if necessary.

Mike says he and his girlfriend are now too scared to catch the train.

Daily Telegraph points out that:

  • There have been isolated reports of anti-Christian abuse in recent years, such as churchgoers in western Sydney getting death threats from men driving past in a car bearing the Islamic State flag.
  • Christians also increasingly are fair game for intimidation by the militant LGBTI lobby.
  • But Christophobia is downplayed by the authorities. As an example, when the Australian Christian Lobby was car-bombed late last year, police within hours declared that the attack was not religiously, ideologically or politically motivated.
  • The only religious bigotry that is publicized is Islamophobia.

Pope Francis conceals the Crucifix while meeting Israeli rabbis

~Eowyn

Tell President Trump you don’t want a war against Syria

To send a tweet to Pres. Trump @realDonaldTrump, click here.

To leave a message for Trump on the White House phone comment line: 202-456-1111. (Warning: the line evidently is inundated as I keep getting a busy signal)

To email Trump, click here.

UPDATE:

Soon after this post was published yesterday, news came that the Pentagon fired 59 cruise missiles at Syria — without an official investigation into who’d actually deployed sarin gas, and without the consent of Congress. With that act, Donald Trump is fully morphed into a warmongering neo-con.

It’s all the more ironic that in 2013, Trump tweeted that Obama should not attack Syria over alleged Assad government deployment of chemical weapons. Then, Trump warned that the U.S. had everything to lose and nothing to gain.

He should heed his own words.

It’s déjà vu all over again.

Nearly four years ago, FOTM and others fought tooth and nail against Obama’s hellbent efforts to get the U.S. into a war against the Syrian government of Assad. Unlike their persecution by so-called Syrian “rebels,” among whom are ISIS jihadists, Syrian Christians have lived peacefully under the Assad regime.

Although presidential candidate Donald Trump was on our page on Syria, President Trump seems to have succumbed to the neo-con warmongers and is threatening war against Syria. CNN just reported that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said “steps are underway” to get rid of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

All this saber-rattling is despite the fact that only yesterday, Congress was told by the vice chiefs-of-staff of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy that their respective services all suffer from a lack of readiness.

Then as now, the pretext is that the Assad government is responsible for the recent sarin gas attack. Then as now, we have more reasons to suspect that it is the jihadists who launched the chemical attack.

See:

Steve Bannon, the fierce American nationalist, is booted from the National Security Council, while Trump’s Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner wields increasing power as a de facto secretary of state (New York Times). And we all know Israel wants Assad out. See:

Here’s the email I sent Trump:

Mr. President:

I voted for you but I do not support your act of war against Syria, without even an investigation into who actually had fired the sarin gas, and without the consent of Congress. Was U.S. national security in jeopardy? What great U.S. national interest(s) was at stake? Removing Assad will lead to utter chaos, making Syria into another Iraq or Libya after the removal of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi, respectively, resulting in even more refugees unleashed on Europe and America. This is not a way to Make America Great Again. You used the brutalization of little Syrian children as your pretext to fire 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria (talk about overkill). If you really care about little children, do something about pizzagate in America’s own backyard.

~Eowyn

‘Pope’ Francis joked about Christ’s crucifixion

On March 13, 2013, Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope. The next month, in April 2013, G. P. Putnam’s Sons published the book Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words.

The book was well received, and currently has an impressive rating on Amazon, of 4.6 out of 5 stars, from 74 customer reviews. 74% of the reviews gave the book a maximum 5-stars rating.

The book is actually an English translation of a Spanish-language book that was published in 2010, titled El Jesuita: Conversaciones con el Cardenal Jorge Bergoglio, SJ (The Jesuit: Conversations with Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, SJ), which was jointly authored by Sergio Rubin and Francesca Ambrogetti.

What readers of the English-language Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words don’t know is that the editor(s) deliberately left out a passage contained in the original Spanish-language El Jesuita.

On pages 26-27 of the English-language Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words, Bergoglio’s interviewer said: “But the main emblem of Catholicism is a Crucified Christ dripping blood . . .”, to which Bergoglio replied:

“The exaltation of suffering in the Church depends a great deal on the era and culture. The Church has represented Christ according to the cultural environment of the time. If you look at Eastern icons, Russian, for example, you realize they have very few images of a sorrowful crucifixion. It’s more common to see the resurrection. On the other hands, if we look at the Spanish Baroque period or the icons of Cuzco, Peru, we find images of Christ with His patience torn to shreds, because the Baroque era emphasized Jesus’ passion. White Crucifixion, by Marc Chagall, who was a Jewish believer, is not cruel but hopeful. Pain is depicted there with serenity. To my mind, it’s one of the most beautiful things he painted.”

Below are scans of pp. 26-27 of Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words, provided by Call Me Jorge blog. You can verify this by seeing pp. 26-27 on Amazon, here. I painted the red squares around the relevant passage.

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Note that in the English-language Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words, Bergoglio’s comments on the subject (the main emblem of Catholicism is a Crucified Christ dripping blood) ended with the sentence “To my mind, it’s one of the most beautiful things he painted.”

Not so in the original Spanish-language El Jesuita. There, Bergoglio continued by laughingly telling a story about how a Catholic priest succeeded in getting an unruly Jewish boy to behave. Pointing at the crucifix, the priest tells the boy if he doesn’t behave, “the same thing” will happen to him as the Jew who was crucified.

Here’s the story told by Bergoglio, on page 42 of the Spanish-language El Jesuita:

Trata acerca de un chico judio a quien echaban de todas las escuelas por indisciplinado hasta que otro judio le recomienda al padre un “buen colegio de curas”. Y lo anima diciendole que, seguramente, alli lo van a enderezar. El padre acepta el consejo. Es asi como pasa el primer mes y el chico se comporta muy bien, no tiene ninguna amonestacion. Tampoco tiene problemas de conducta en los siguientes meses. El padre, ganado por la curiosidad, va a ver al rector para saber como habia logrado encarrilarlo. “Fue muy sencillo”, le responde el sacerdote. “El primer dia lo tome de una oreja y le dije senalandole el crucifico: ‘Ese era judio como vos; si te portas mal, te va a pasar lo mismo.'”

Below is Google Translate‘s translation of the above passage into English:

It is about a Jewish boy who was thrown out of all the schools by undisciplined until another Jew recommends the father a “good school of cures”. And he encourages him to say that, surely, there they will straighten him out. Father accepts advice. This is how the first month goes by and the boy behaves very well, he has no admonition. He also has no behavior problems in the following months. The father, won by curiosity, goes to see the rector to know how he had managed to put him in charge. “It was very simple,” the priest replied. “On the first day I took him by the ear and I said pointing to the crucifix: ‘That was a Jew like you; If you behave badly, the same thing will happen to you.'”

Below are scans of pp. 41-42 of El Jesuita (provided by Call Me Jorge blog). I painted a red box around the passage that is in both Call Me Jorge and Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words, and a blue box around the passage that is in Call Me Jorge but deliberately left out of Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words.

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Anyone who would make our Lord’s suffering and death on the cross a butt of jokes is neither Catholic nor Christian, and most certainly not the Pope of the Catholic Church. Jorge Bergoglio is an anti-pope and a despicable man.

H/t John Molloy

See also:

~Eowyn

Florida’s Rollins College suspends student for disagreeing with Muslim instructor who said Jesus’ crucifixion was a hoax

The liberal arts are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free person to know in order to take an active part in civic life that, in Ancient Greece, included participating in public debate and defending oneself in court.

Rollins College is a private liberal arts college in Winter Park, Florida, which is anything but liberal in the classical sense. Rather, Rollins College is the antithesis of liberal arts in its intolerance for dissenting views, suppression of public debate, and hostility toward Christianity.

Marshall Polston, a 21-year-old conservative Christian sophomore at Rollins College, was suspended after speaking out when his Muslim instructor, Areej Zufari, told her class that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was a hoax, and after one of his classmates voiced approval of Sharia law by saying that homosexuals should be punished by having their body parts chopped off.

Note: The news media reported several inaccuracies:

  1. Areej Zufari’s first name is Areej, not Areeje. (In the news accounts below, I use the correct name “Areej” instead of Areeje.)
  2. Academic titles and degrees do mean something: Zufari is not a professor; she is an Adjunct Instructor of Humanities at Rollins College, with an MLS degree (source: Rollins Evening Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017). That means:
    1. Zufari is not a ladder tenure-track faculty, but is appointed on a temporary basis.
    2. Zufari does not have a Ph.D., so she should not be called “Dr.” which is how Rollins College’s letter to Polston addresses her. Her degree is MLS, Master of Library Science. The letter also erroneously calls Zufari “Areeje,” which goes to show Rollins College can’t even get right its faculty’s name and academic degree.

Polston told Central Florida Post that Areej Zufari, who teaches a “Muslim Humanities” course at Rollins, said the crucifixion of Jesus was a hoax and that his disciples did not believe he was God.

Polston said he challenged Zufari on this point during a class discussion, after which she failed him on a major essay. Polston said, “I was upset, understandably. I’ve never gotten anything less than straight A’s, so I was really interested in figuring out how to possibly improve or at least understand the grade.”

But Zufari refused to explain why she gave a 52% grade for the essay. She then reported Polston to the Dean of Safety at Rollins and cancelled class, claiming Polston was making her feel “unsafe.”

When classes resumed, Zufari decided to focus on a hot-button issue, the application of Sharia Law. During the discussion, according to Polston, another student made a shocking statement.

As recounted by Polston, the Muslim male student, who had demonstrated a very strict adherence to the Quaran in previous group talks, “stated that a good punishment for gays, adulterers, and thieves was the removal of a certain body part, as determined by Sharia law. It took a few seconds for me to realize that he actually said that, especially after what this community has faced with the tragic loss of life at Pulse” nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Several students, of both Islamic and Christian backgrounds, thought Zufari should have reported what the male Muslim said, but their request fell on deaf ears. One student, who asked to remain anonymous, even reported the incident to the FBI, thinking it was better to say something than just ignore it.

That’s when Polston was summoned to the Dean of Safety’s office to discuss his probable suspension and how he was making Rollins College “unsafe” because of his difference of opinion with Zufari and the hard-line Muslim student.

Polston said:

“They made it clear that they had not gotten a report about what the [Muslim] student said, and were more concerned about the danger I was causing to the campus. What danger? A difference of opinion in a college classroom is nothing out of the ordinary and certainly not dangerous. It was surreal and degrading. The bad grade was upsetting, but they were literally refusing to acknowledge the dangers posed by someone who advocated chopping off body parts on campus.”

On March 25, 2017, Polston received a letter from Rollins College’s Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students, informing him that he is summarily suspended from the college for behaviors that “constituted a threat of disruption within the operations of the College and jeopardize the safety and well-being of members of the College community”.

During the period of summary suspension, Polston is barred from attending classes or participating in college activities or privileges. The letter continues:

In addition to the summary suspension, I am mandating that you refrain from contacting Dr. [sic] Areeje [sic] Zufari until the end of academic year 2016-2017. This No Contact Order will be automatically renewed each academic year until you are no longer enrolled at the College.

To add injury upon injury, Zufari filed a police report with the Winter Park Police Department, claiming Polston violated the order by showing up to class to harass her.

But Central Florida Post points out Zufari had made a false claim because during the hours the class was held, Polston was with his elderly grandfather traveling to Daytona Beach for the opening of Embry Riddle College’s MicaPlex. Polston even provided a receipt from a Chipolte restaurant in Orlando’s Dr. Phillips area, and stills of video surveillance showing him purchasing food during the time of the class. Polston said:

“I will be releasing witness statements shortly proving I could not have been where Professor [sic] Zufari said I was Thursday night. It’s shameful that she lied to the police.”

Central Florida Post reached out to Rollins College’s media relations team and Zuhari, but both refused to respond.

Central Florida Post concludes that:

Given the evidence we have gathered, and the refusal of either the professor or Rollins College to address this matter, we believe that Rollins College should immediately suspend Professor [sic] Zufari and open an investigation into what actually happened.

 Christian Post points out that this is not the first time Rollins College has been in the news for actions it has taken against Christian students:

  • In 2013, the college kicked InterVarsity Christian Fellowship off campus because the student group does not allow non-Christian students to become leaders in the organization, which is a violation of the college’s anti-discrimination policy.
  • Later in 2013, four members of InterVarsity were told they could no longer hold informal Bible studies in the common area of their dorm suite. (FoxNews)

Here’s contact info. for Rollins College:

Grant H. Cornwell
President of Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave. – 2711
Ph: 407.646.2120
Fax: 407.646.1501
Email: president@rollins.edu

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV and CP.

UPDATE (March 31, 2017):

Last night, Marshall Polston was reinstated at Rollins College. The administration conducted a thorough investigation and found no wrongdoing on the part of the student, who was wrongfully slandered by radical Islamic professor Areeje Zufari.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that – because of you – Rollins College’s President, its trustees, and deans received over 10,000 emails!

We won this battle!

H/t FOTM‘s CP

~Eowyn

California Senate bill makes it a crime for nursing homes to use the ‘wrong’ pronoun

Thought Crime comes to America.

Already, it is a thought crime to deny global warming. See:

Now, the one-party state of California has a senate bill that will criminalize the use of “wrong” pronouns in the state’s long-term care facilities, as well as requiring identity documents from a resident who wants to use the opposite-sex bathroom, or prohibiting any sexual behavior among residents and visitors. Anyone found guilty of willfully or repeatedly violating any of these new rules will be charged with a misdemeanor.

On February 1, 2017, newly-elected state senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 219: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights, which will make it a crime for nursing homes to use the “wrong” gender.

The bill is co-authored by State Assembly representatives David Chiu and Sabrina Cervantes, both Democrats of course.

SB 219 would add Chapter 2.45 (commencing with Section 1439.50) to Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health facilities, to read:

1439.50 (b): “Gender identity” means a person’s identity based on the individual’s stated gender identity, without regard to whether the self-identified gender accords with the individual’s physical appearance, surgical history, genitalia, legal sex, sex assigned at birth, or name and sex, as it appears in medical records, and without regard to any contrary statement by any other person, including a family member, conservator, or legal representative [….]

(e) “Long-term care facility” or “facility” has the same meaning as in Section 9701 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and includes intermediate care facilities.
(f) “Long-term care facility staff” or “facility staff” means all directors, medical personnel, administrators, employees, independent contractors, and others who provide services or care to residents of a long-term care facility on facility premises and on behalf of, or with the permission of , the facility [….]

1439.51 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), it shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to take any of the following actions wholly or partially on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status: […]

(3) Where rooms are assigned by gender, assign or refuse to assign a room to a transgender resident other than in accordance with the transgender resident’s gender identity, unless at the transgender resident’s request.
(4) Involuntarily reassign a resident to a different room based on any person’s complaints or concerns about that resident’s gender identity or gender expression.
(5) Prohibit a resident from using, or harass a resident who seeks to use or does use, a restroom available to other persons of the same gender identity, regardless of whether the resident is making a gender transition or appears to be gender-nonconforming. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, requiring a resident to show identity documents in order to gain entrance to a restroom available to other persons of the same gender identity.
(6) Refuse to use a resident’s preferred name or pronoun, as indicated by the resident.
(7) Deny a resident the right to wear or be dressed in clothing, accessories, or cosmetics that are permitted for any other resident.
(8) Restrict a resident’s right to associate with other residents, including the right to sexual intimacy.
(9) Deny a resident’s right to receive or restrict a resident’s right to associate with visitors of his or her choice, including the right to sexual intimacy.
(c) Each facility shall post the following notice alongside its current nondiscrimination policy in all places and on all materials where that policy is posted:
“[Name of facility] does not discriminate and does not permit discrimination, including, but not limited to, bullying, abuse, or harassment, on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status, or based on association with another individual on account of that individual’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status. You may file a complaint with the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman [provide contact information] if you believe that you have experienced this kind of discrimination.”

To justify the need for this bill, Weiner quotes a survey of LGBT individuals from a 2011 study published by the National Senior Citizens Law Center which claims that 43% of those surveyed personally witnessed or experienced mistreatment of LGBT seniors. Wiener’s press release lists half a dozen discrimination stories from the study. One tells of a woman’s lesbian friend who lived in a skilled nursing facility where the staff continued to call her by her given name “Hazel,” and not by her preferred name “Rusty.” Another story told of a man who maintained that he wasn’t showered for weeks at a time because the facility aide “may or may not be ‘comfortable’ helping a gay man bathe.”

California Family Council points out that there is no exemption in SB 219 for facilities operated by religious organizations, and according to Wiener’s office, there are no plans to add one.

California Family Council’s President Jonathan Keller responded to the bill saying he believes everyone, no matter who they are, deserved to be treated with love, care, and respect. This is especially true for senior citizens. But he also believes the state has no right to force Christians and religious organizations to violate their faith. Keller said:

“No religious non-profit should face criminal prosecution for designating their bathrooms by biological gender. Nor should anyone be forced to use a pronoun for someone that violates that person’s strongly held religious belief that gender is not a preference, but a biological, medically observable, objective fact. The government should never trample the First Amendment free exercise rights of faith-based nursing homes and hospice facilities.”

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

~Eowyn