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« Reply #100 on: October 30, 2005, 09:45:00 AM »
Christian Schoolgirls Beheaded By Muslims

Jakarta - Three beheaded schoolgirls were found Saturday in the eastern Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi, a region torn by sectarian conflict, while three others were seriously wounded.

Two of the severed heads were found near a police post, while the third was discovered outside a Christian church in Poso, about 1,650 kilometres northwest of Jakarta.

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« Reply #101 on: October 30, 2005, 10:32:00 AM »
More relating to the Muslim violence in Indonesia. BBC
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« Reply #102 on: October 30, 2005, 10:47:00 AM »
A little more history on the Muslim violence in Indonesia that involves our brothers and sisters and the work in the area.

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Oct. 2000

Religious violence in Indonesia, which has created a mass of refugees in the region since January 1999, is again worsening, says Pastor Reinhold Kesaulya, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in east Indonesia.

Kesaulya cites action by Muslim militants as well as the failure of local and national officials to stop the sectarian violence as the main causes of the rapidly deteriorating situation, which has left an estimated 3,000 Christians dead and thousands more homeless.

Kesaulya reports that at least 15 Adventists have been killed in the violence and 12 churches have been burned, along with 55 homes of church members. "[Adventists] can no longer stay in their villages," says Kesaulya. "They have to go to stay in the jungle" or try to leave the region for the safer province of Manado.

Almost every aspect of the Adventist Church work in the region is under siege, says Kesaulya. Fighting near Maluku Academy in Ambon, which until recently was considered a safe haven, has forced the school to close and its teachers and students have all fled, he says.

"Only the members that live quite near their church are able to come to services," says Kesaulya, and due to safety concerns, "no meetings can be held in the evenings." He adds that the church's publishing department has been decimated by the fact that colporteurs, or book-sellers, can no longer visit houses to sell books.

The safety of church workers and members can no longer be guaranteed in Ambon or Central Sulawesi, says Kesaulya, and many pastors have been relocated. He says that the Adventist Church president in Maluku is staying in Ambon to minister to the remaining church members in the area, although his wife has been evacuated.

Street fighting and night attacks on the homes of Christians continue, while sniper fire in the streets has become another security problem in recent months. "No one knows where these people are getting their weapons," says Kesaulya, who notes that the number of machine guns being used is increasing.

Kesaulya says that church leaders are trying to keep the churches running as normally as possible under the circumstances. But finances are stretched with virtually no tithe or offerings coming in from the troubled regions. There is also the added financial strain of evacuating church workers and providing basic food and shelter for some 1,000 Adventist refugees who have congregated near the church headquarters in Manado, Sulawesi Utara. Manado is "about the only area left untouched" by the violence, says Kesaulya.

Looking ahead, Kesaulya believes that the long-term resettlement of refugees is one of the most pressing problems facing church leaders in the region. He is hoping that land in Manado can be obtained where church members can begin growing crops to support themselves, but says that even if this is possible, the church members in Manado will have to continue supporting the refugees with necessities for at least four months until the crops mature. Kesaulya, who has taken ten refugees into his own home, says that many Adventists in Manado are involved in helping to care for those of other Christian churches who have fled the violence.

Dr. John Graz, public affairs and religious liberty director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide, has written to Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid asking the government to renew its efforts to bring "peace and harmony for the good of all citizens, no matter what their religion." Graz has also written about the situation to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance.

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« Reply #103 on: October 31, 2005, 05:02:00 AM »
Iran has declared open war on Israel.
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« Reply #104 on: November 05, 2005, 03:21:00 PM »
The violence that began in France this week began in a Muslim neighborhood in response to the death of two young Muslims. It is sad, but not surprising to see that prominent media sources have not disclosed the Muslim connection. This world-wide violence is bigger than most can imagine.
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« Reply #105 on: November 10, 2005, 09:11:00 AM »
Iraq's al-Qaeda group on Thursday claimed responsibility for suspected suicide bombings on luxury hotels in Jordan that killed 57 people and wounded 110. IOL
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« Reply #106 on: November 14, 2005, 09:03:00 AM »
"We entered the hotel, I took a corner and my husband took another corner. I tried to detonate my explosive belt at a wedding party that included women and children but it did not work, while my husband succeeded in detonating his belt," said an Iraqi woman captured trying to flee Jordan after the bombing.   Bangkok Post
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« Reply #107 on: November 15, 2005, 09:16:00 PM »
In Pakistan 2,000 Muslims vandalized Christian churches, a nuns' convent, two Catholic schools, the houses of a Protestant pastor and a Catholic priest, a girls' hostel and some Christian homes, according to Asia News.

Then they burned them to the ground, while about 450 Christian families fled yesterday. They have not returned. World Net Daily

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« Reply #108 on: November 17, 2005, 08:41:00 AM »
Europe is Burning [Excerpts]:

November 4, 2005: The riots by Moslems in France continues, with young Moslems in the suburbs of Paris intent on driving the police out and establishing control of their own neighborhoods. At the same time, similar
riots have been taking place in Denmark. In Britain Moslem migrants have been fighting police, and other (non-Moslem) migrants in the streets.

While France is seven percent Moslem, only two percent of Denmark's population is. But Denmark, like the rest of Europe (which has about twenty million Moslems), suffers from the same problems as France. Many of the Moslem migrants, who began to appear in large numbers four decades ago, have not assimilated. Europe has long tolerated this, partly because of a belief in "Multiculturalism" and partly because Europe does not have a tradition of assimilation. This is in stark contrast to the United States, where the "melting pot," while often operating more like a salad bowl, still results in far less ghettoization than is found in Europe. Another advantage America has is that, in many parts of the country, there are so many migrants that "everyone is a minority." In Europe, homogeneity is preferred, and those who do not conform, are simply tolerated (and sometimes not) as "outsiders in residence." That's where the concept of "ghetto" came from in the first place. The ghetto is quite common the world over, but much less so in America.

Many of the Moslem migrants came from poor rural regions in the old country. They migrated for jobs, not to trade their cultural identity for a new one. The children, and grandchildren, of these migrants did not take full advantage of the educational opportunities in their new homelands. The locals were not very accepting either, and the migrants did not have a web of family and community contacts to help the kids get jobs. Unemployment is high. The European governments tried to paper this over with generous welfare and jobless benefits. But this just turned the government into the payroll department for the local branch of al Qaeda.

After September 11, 2001, when European intelligence agencies took a real close look at their Moslem populations, they were shocked at the percentage that approved of, or supported, Islamic terrorism. It was as high as ten percent in some countries. It was higher among the young, and often unemployed, Moslem males. The riots currently underway in France, Denmark and Britain are all an extension of that.
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[The very nature of Islam will not allow assimilation, something another commentator notes: "Religion (Islam) has been a force in the Middle East for well over a millennium and reconciling it with freedom and the consequences of modernization will not be an easy task. According to a literal interpretation of Islamic theology, only two options exist: dominate or be dominated"]


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« Reply #109 on: November 17, 2005, 08:42:00 AM »
Wake up, Europe, you've a war on your hands

Ever since 9/11, I've been gloomily predicting the European powder keg's about to go up. "'By 2010 we'll be watching burning buildings, street riots and assassinations on the news every night," I wrote in Canada's Western Standard back in February.

Silly me. The Eurabian civil war appears to have started some years ahead of my optimistic schedule. As Thursday's edition of the Guardian reported in London: "French youths fired at police and burned over 300 cars last night as towns around Paris experienced their worst night of violence in a week of urban unrest."

The notion that Texas neo-con arrogance was responsible for frosting up trans-Atlantic relations was always preposterous . . . If you had millions of seething unassimilated Muslim youths in lawless suburbs ringing every major city, would you be so eager to send your troops into an Arab country fighting alongside the Americans? For half a decade, French Arabs have been carrying on a low-level intifada against synagogues, kosher butchers, Jewish schools, etc. Unlike America's Europhiles, France's Arab [population] identified Chirac's opposition to the Iraq war for what it was: a sign of
weakness.


The French have been here before, of course. Seven-thirty-two. Not 7:32 Paris time, which is when the nightly Citroen-torching begins, but 732 AD . . . . In October 732, the Moorish general Abd al-Rahman and his Muslim army were not exactly at the gates of Paris, but they were within 200 miles, just south of the great Frankish shrine of St. Martin of Tours. Somewhere on the road between Poitiers and Tours, they met a Frankish force and, unlike other Christian armies in Europe, this one held its ground "like a wall . . . a firm glacial mass," as the Chronicle of Isidore puts it. A week later, Abd al-Rahman was dead, the Muslims were heading south, and the French general, Charles, had earned himself the surname "Martel" -- or "the Hammer." Battles
are very straightforward: Side A wins, Side B loses. But the French government is way beyond anything so clarifying. Today, a fearless Muslim advance has penetrated far deeper into Europe than Abd al-Rahman. They're in Brussels, where Belgian police officers are advised not to be seen drinking
coffee in public during Ramadan, and in Malmo, where Swedish ambulance drivers will not go without police escort. It's way too late to rerun the Battle of Poitiers. In the no-go suburbs, even before these current riots, 9,000 police cars had been stoned by "French youths" since the beginning of the year; some three dozen cars are set alight even on a quiet night. "There's a civil war under way in Clichy-sous-Bois at the moment," said Michel Thooris of the gendarmes' trade union Action Police CFTC. "We can no longer withstand this situation on our own. My colleagues neither have the equipment nor the practical or theoretical training for street fighting."

A few years back I was criticized for a throwaway observation to the effect that "I find it easier to be optimistic about the futures of Iraq and Pakistan than, say, Holland or Denmark." But this is why. In defiance of traditional immigration patterns, these young men are less assimilated than their grandparents. French cynics like the prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, have spent the last two years scoffing at the Bush Doctrine: Why, everyone knows Islam and democracy are incompatible. If so, that's less a problem for Iraq or Afghanistan than for France and Belgium.

If Chirac isn't exactly Charles Martel, the rioters aren't doing a bad impression of the Muslim armies of 13 centuries ago: They're seizing their opportunities, testing their foe, probing his weak spots. If burning the 'burbs gets you more "respect" from Chirac, they'll burn 'em again, and again. In the current issue of City Journal, Theodore Dalrymple concludes a piece on British suicide bombers with this grim summation of the new Europe: "The sweet dream of universal cultural compatibility has been replaced by the nightmare of permanent conflict." Which sounds an awful lot like a new Dark Ages (Steyn, "Jewish World Review," Nov. 7, 2005).

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« Reply #110 on: November 19, 2005, 03:37:00 PM »
In Iraq more than 77 people were killed on Friday when suicide bombers blew themselves up in the midst of worshippers at two Shiite mosques. Muslim News
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« Reply #111 on: November 25, 2005, 07:09:00 AM »
[Rather than a spontaneous outbreak, the rioting in France is showing increasing evidence of being something planned long in advance as the following excerpts demonstrate:]

Police Find Bomb-Making Factory in Paris

AP - Elaine Ganley - 11/06/05 - Police found a gasoline bomb-making factory in a southern suburb of [Paris], with more than 100 bottles, gallons of fuel and hoods for hiding rioters' faces, a senior Justice Ministry official said Sunday.

Six youths, all aged under 18, were arrested in the raid Saturday night on a building in Evry south of Paris where the gasoline bombs were being put together, Jean-Marie Huet, the ministry's director of criminal affairs and pardons, told The Associated Press.

The discovery, Huet said, shows that gasoline bombs being used by rioters "are not being improvised by kids in their bathrooms."...


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« Reply #112 on: November 25, 2005, 07:19:00 AM »
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While America has been looking elsewhere, the war on terror has rapidly been shifting its direction [Excerpts]

"This is the beginning of the war!" a French Muslim boy called out in the middle of the riots in Le Blanc Mesnil, just north of Paris.

But is it? Or was the war really going on already?

Few Americans have heard of him, but in Europe, more and more are becoming familiar with the name -- and the ideas -- of Dyab Abou Jahjah, founder of the now-international Arab European League (AEL) and the Muslim Democratic Party. Handsome, charismatic, well-educated, and multilingual, he has the perfect makings of a political leader, or perhaps better said, a man poised to lead a revolution. And he knows it.

More to the point: as the fury of Muslim youth explodes across the landscape of Western Europe, it's time that others know it, too.

The AEL, first founded in Belgium in 2000 -- in other words, before September 2001 -- now has branches in the Netherlands and France, and intends to spread across the E.U., with plans to participate in future European Parliamentary elections as the Muslim Democratic Party. With battle cries like "Whatever Means Necessary" and frequent condemnations of America, Jahjah -- who called the 9/11 attacks "sweet revenge" -- recruits Muslim youth to spread his ideology, a vague series of ideas that occasionally appear moderate, but when added together, call for violent resistance, the destruction of Israel, and the introduction of Sharia (Islamic) law in Europe.

Most recently, Jahjah issued a public statement supporting Iranian president Ahadi Najad's declaration calling for Israel to be wiped off the face of the map. "The foundation of Najad's reasoning is intellectually defendable," he writes in English (the statement in its entirety can be found here) "and despite the fact that his regime is no perfect example of political morality, I argue that his position on this matter is the only possible
moral one." (Ironically, the man slain filmmaker Theo van Gogh once called "a pimp for Allah" continues his rant with mention of a "mythical racial-religious holy promise by some god in some religious book" -- by which, of course, he means the Torah. Despite such statements, Jahjah repeatedly insists he has "nothing against the Jews.")

I've thought a lot about Jahjah the last few days: Jahjah who never condemned the killing of van Gogh by a Dutch Muslim fundamentalist; Jahjah who finds the destruction of Israel "the only possible moral" option; Jahjah who has on several occasions incited riots on the streets of Antwerp and now defends the ongoing rioting of Muslim youth outside of Paris. I've thought of Jahjah as Muslim youths riot, too, in Arhus, Denmark, presumably in protest against the publication in a national newspaper of a cartoon drawing of Mohammed.

I've though of Jahjah in all of this because his influence on European Muslim youth -- men and women ages 18-30, mostly -- has been significant enough that the Dutch intelligence service traces the rise of Muslim anti-Semitism and extremism in the Netherlands in no small measure straight back to the AEL.

And I think of this fact every day lately as I walk the streets of my mostly-Muslim neighborhood: because suddenly, now, as an American Jew, if I normally wore a star of David or a chai around my neck, after Jahjah's declaration I would be too frightened to be seen with it on the street.

This is what is going on outside of Paris and in Arhus, in Brussels and Berlin, even as I write. This is what goes on when the AEL holds meetings < closed to non-Muslims -- in Rotterdam or Brussels, stirring whatever vulnerability, whatever latent anger (and what adolescent boy hasn't some of that? Then multiply it by poverty and alienation and see what happens) he can touch in the hearts of his audiences. Individual by individual, they become a group: they find the identity, the unity, the belonging that they crave, within that group: they become an "us," and the rest of us, of course, are "them."

This, too, is how it worked in Clichy: there was nothing spontaneous about these eruptions, officials announced after a week of ongoing chaos, a week of arson and shattered windows and a woman set on fire. "It was a good excuse," one 15-year-old boy in Clichy-sous-Bois told the New York Times, "but it's fun to set cars on fire." In Arhus, demonstrators said they'd been planning their uprising for weeks -- possibly, that is, even before the paper published the cartoons. (That a group of suspected Danish-Muslim terrorists were arrested in Denmark at around that time may or may not be relevant.) And though Abou Jahjah does not appear to be a part of the French or Danish fury as he was three years ago in Antwerp, he supports it.

There is, however, another side of this story. Recently, reporters from the Dutch newspaper de Trouw interviewed Faysal Ramsis, one of several young men who have taken on the task of turning their compatriots away from the radicalization that has here become so chic, so ultimately cool. The son of Moroccan immigrants, Faysal was forbidden to attend the mosque as a child
because, as he told the Trouw, his parents feared he'd be "indoctrinated."

"Whether you go to a traditional Moroccan mosque, with a barely educated imam, or a radical, activist mosque, it makes no difference," they told him. "In the one case they keep you dumb; in the other, they make you aggressive."

Only later, while trying to understand the conflicts between the Dutch natives and Holland's Muslim population, did he begin visiting mosques to discover for himself what actually went on there. And what "went on," he told the Trouw, was, indeed, indoctrination: That Satan would creep under your fingernails if you didn't cut them, that women should be repressed, and animosity toward "unbelievers." Now, via his two web sites (both in Dutch) -- http://www.gramschap.nl/islam/Islam 20Anders.html and
http://islamforum.vrijspraak.org/ < he works to change these impressions -- and to assure those who feel as he does that they are not alone.

Because while America has been looking elsewhere, the war on terror has rapidly been shifting its direction. No longer are the dangers restricted to the caves of Bora Bora, but have filled the streets of European capitals. And if we start paying closer attention to what happens there -- and only on those very streets of those same European cities -- can the war -- and peace
-- be won
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« Reply #113 on: November 25, 2005, 01:47:00 PM »
A Saudi teacher who allegedly discussed religion with his students has been sentenced to 750 lashes and 40 months in prison for blasphemy.  Khaleej Times
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« Reply #114 on: December 02, 2005, 09:34:00 AM »
The Entire Earth Must Be Subjected to Islam

“How can [he] possibly [accept humiliation and inferiority] when he knows that his nation was created to stand at the center of leadership, at the center of hegemony and rule, at the center of ability and sacrifice? How can [he] possibly [accept humiliation and inferiority] when he knows that the [divine] rule is that the entire earth must be subject to the religion of Allah ? not to the East, not to the West - to no ideology and to no path except for the path of Allah?…”

“As long as this Muslim knows and believes in these facts, he will not moment - stop striving to achieve it, even if it costs him his soul… his and his son, as it is said, ‘Say [to the believers]: If your fathers and your brethren and your wives and your kinsfolk and the worth you have acquired
trade, the dullness of which you apprehend, and the dwellings that you to you than Allah and His Messenger, and striving in His cause, then wait issues His judgment. Allah guides not the disobedient people…’”(2)

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« Reply #115 on: December 02, 2005, 10:37:00 AM »
“America, with the collaboration of the Jews, is the leader of corruption and the breakdown [of values], whether moral, ideological, political, or economic corruption. It disseminates abomination and licentiousness among the people via the cheap media and the vile curricula.”

The devil always mixes truth with his lies. Yes, America has fallen from grace and allows abominations to spread through the earth. Babylon has fallen, has fallen. Bible truth lays in the street. Protestantism is dead. Are there none who will stand up for Jesus? The real Jesus?

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« Reply #116 on: December 02, 2005, 04:50:00 PM »
Saudi jailed for discussing the Bible [Excerpts]

A court sentenced a teacher to 40 months in prison and 750 lashes for "mocking religion" after he discussed the Bible and praised Jews, a Saudi newspaper reported yesterday.

Al-Madina newspaper said secondary-school teacher Mohammad al-Harbi, who will be flogged in public, was taken to court by his colleagues and students.

He was charged with promoting a "dubious ideology, mocking religion, saying the Jews were right, discussing the Gospel and preventing students from leaving class to wash for prayer," the newspaper said.

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, strictly upholds the austere Wahhabi school of Islam and bases its constitution on the Koran and the sayings of the prophet Muhammad. Public practice of any other religion is banned.
   
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« Reply #117 on: December 02, 2005, 05:02:00 PM »
I believe there are Prostestants who are taking stands for the right within their churches today. They are living up to the light they have and are God's children just as SDA's are. Many will leave the SDA Church when the pressure is on, and many Prostestants will then take their places.


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« Reply #118 on: December 02, 2005, 07:54:00 PM »
Amen, Siser Deb! Its a fact. I really feel sorry for so many in the fallen Protestant churches. They are too are awaking from a long sleep and having to face the reality of their leadership having moved away from Scripture. There are indeed multitudes of faithful believers in the "Protestant" and Roman Catholic churchrs that love Jesus with the whole heart. They do walk in all the light they have. And....there are many more who will accept Christ and be converted when they hear the truth of His love for them.

There are sincere Muslims that are walking in the light they have also. They will respond to the gospel and then risk their lives to follow Christ. The harvest field is white and the laborers are few. We must pray more earnestly for workers.

As I recall, aren't you in Oregon? Is there a large population of Muslims in the Portland area?

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« Reply #119 on: December 05, 2005, 09:12:00 AM »
Iran only months away from a bomb

By JPOST.COM STAFF

IAEA chairman Muhammad ElBaradei on Monday confirmed Israel's assessment that Iran is only a few months away from creating an atomic bomb.

If Teheran indeed resumed its uranium enrichment in other plants, as threatened, it will take it only "a few months" to produce a nuclear bomb, El-Baradei told The Independent.

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