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Eight of the Top Ten Countries that are Persecutors of Christians are Majority-Muslim

By Jihad Watch How strange! Why might this be? Could it have something to do with these teachings of Islam? Jesus is not the Son of God and belief in the Trinity is “excess”: “O people of the book, do not exaggerate in your religion or say anything about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, […]

GENESIS TWELVE 1-3: Is God’s Court Now in Session?

By Bud Hancock Genesis 12:1-3: Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and […]

When Does a Government Become Illegitimate in the Eyes of God?

By Martin Mawyer The Bible says all authority is established by God and rulers are ministers of God. So, when do when do leaders lose their legitimate authority to rule over our lives? Last week, Kamala Harris was in Florida to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1972 decision legalizing abortion, which (as […]

A Road to Nowhere

By The Catholic Thing Stephen P. White: If Cardinal Robert McElroy has his way, we’ll be left with a vision of Christian life which lacks any hint of the freshness of the Gospel. Cardinal Robert McElroy of San Diego has penned a lengthy reflection (available here) on how the synodal process might address the exclusion of certain categories […]

Repentance for Sin and Sacramental Absolution

By The Catholic Thing Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap.: We need evermore deeply to repent of our sins, confess them humbly, and resolve more ardently never to commit them again. It’s been widely reported that Pope Francis told seminarians from Barcelona, Spain, in an unscripted talk, that they must not “be clerical, to forgive everything.”  Such […]

Christian Charity Worker in Malta Prosecuted for Sharing Testimony About Rejecting Homosexuality

By Family Research Council A Christian charity worker in Malta faces prosecution for sharing his personal testimony about rejecting homosexual activity on the radio. Matthew Grech, 33, a trustee of the Christian nonprofit Core Issues Trust, will face trial on Feb. 3, 2023, at the Court of Magistrates in Valetta, along with the presenters of […]

Saudi Journalists: We Must Promote A Modernized Shari’a That Reflects The True Spirit Of Islam As An Answer To The Extremist Model Presented By The Taliban

By Middle East Media Research Institute A number of articles recently published in the Saudi press criticize the extremist model promoted by the Taliban in Afghanistan and by ISIS and the movements of political Islam. This model, they argue, does not reflect the true spirit of Islam and is based on a misguided implementation of […]

Muslim BBC Broadcaster Screams ‘Death to Israel’

By Jihad Watch Mayssaa Abdul Khalek is another in a long string of antisemitic BBC reporters. Apparently for the BBC, Jew-hatred in a “journalist” is not a bug, it’s a feature. by David Rose, The JC, January 19, 2023: A journalist hired by the BBC has ranted “death to Israel” on social media and described it as […]

The Failure of the Church and Her Shepherds

By Kelleigh Nelson “In such a fearful world, we need a fearless church.” —  C. S. Lewis “I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.” —  Charles Spurgeon “That very church […]

Ways to Defeat Islamic Jihadism

By Amil Imani This is an urgent call to all free people to rise and defeat the Islamic Jihadists who are marching under the banner of the Qur’an to subdue all non-Muslims. It is imperative that the values and the way of life of civilized people be protected against the assault of Jihadists’ savagery born […]

Domestic Genocide in Iran

By Amil Imani The world’s most notorious state exponent of anti-Semitism, the Islamic Republic of Iran, is on a path to uproot, not only all that is perceived as civilized but to annihilate the greatest threat to its existence, the Iranian people. The mullahs and their mercenaries are wasting precious human life in order to […]

The Making of and Dealing with Jihadists

By Amil Imani Bewildered by what fanatic Muslims do, some conclude that Muslims are brainwashed. Otherwise, how can their totally illogical belief system and barbaric behavior be explained? But the notion of “brainwashing” that is bandied about is the stuff of science fiction and Hollywood movies such as the Manchurian Candidate. The human person arrives […]

Life, By the Numbers, Revisited

By The Catholic Thing Note: This column first appeared on January 24, 2020, before the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson last year, which reversed the Court’s finding in Roe v. Wade that there was a federal right to abortion – and returned questions about abortion to the individual States. Three years later, as the debates continue in […]

Pope Urges Christians Not to Try to Convert Nonbelievers

By Discover The Networks Speaking to crowds gathered in the Vatican for his weekly general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis said trying to convince someone to become a Christian is a “pagan” activity unworthy of followers of Christ. “To evangelize is not to proselytize,” the pope said. “To proselytize is something pagan, it is neither religious nor […]

Faith in Dark Times

By Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. The article below by Bill Muehlenberg was sent to me today by a member of an intelligence network to which I have belonged for over ten years. Not only is the article timely and worthy of your reading, but I wanted to share that there are far more members of […]

“Amazing Grace” and the Abolition of Slavery

By Jerry Newcombe This month, January 2023, marks the 250th anniversary of the classic hymn, “Amazing Grace.” The Museum of the Bible writes: “It was January 1, 1773. John Newton led his congregation down the road from the parish church in Olney, England, to Lord Dartmouth’s Great Hall to sing…and the hymn he wrote for […]

German-Egyptian Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Islam Was Born With The Seed Of Civil War And Has Failed To Come Up With A Plan For Coexistence

By Middle East Media Research Institute The Shari’a Is Dwindling, And What Is Left Of It Is The Hijab And Sex!  German-Egyptian scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad said in an interview that was posted to the Brother Rachid TV channel on YouTube on November 17, 2022 that Islam has been “distorted” from the beginning and that countries […]

WATCH: Man Wearing ‘Jesus Saves’ Shirt Kicked Out of Mall of America in Minnesota

By The Geller Report The guard: “We’ve had guests come up saying that they’ve been offended by your shirt… There is a very large Somali Muslim population….they’re ‘offended.’ Man Wearing “Jesus Saves” Shirt Kicked Out of Mall of America in Minnesota (Video) By Anthony Scott, TPG, January 16, 2023 at 4:33pm A man who was wearing […]

The Real Cause of Climate Change

By Bud Hancock Can there possibly be one human who has not by now heard those fear-inducing, horrific words, “Climate Change”? Just in case you  have not heard that term, it is the same as the one previously used by the fear-mongers: “Global Warming”. The whole uproar over changes in our global climate have caused […]

Oops! Democratic ‘Oversights’ Would Legalize Polygamy, Infanticide

By Family Research Council One of the most famous illustrations in all of literature comes from “The Adventure of Silver Blaze,” when Sherlock Holmes notes “the curious incident of the dog in the night-time”: the dog that did not bark. The canine’s silence revealed the watchdog’s familiarity and comfort with the criminal. “Obviously the midnight visitor […]

University of Michigan: ‘Palestinian’ jihad supporters call for destruction of Israel, ‘There is only one solution’

By Jihad Watch Why is anyone surprised? This is the entrenched orthodoxy on college and university campuses all over the country today. Note also the charged word “solution,” used quite deliberately in this context. At the University of Michigan, a call to murder Jews. pic.twitter.com/UoA0LUft1h — Blake Flayton (@blakeflayton) January 13, 2023 Michigan University rally […]

Connecticut: Man converts to Islam, says ‘I need Islamic law,’ tries to join ISIS

By Jihad Watch by Paul Best, Fox News, January 12, 2023: A Connecticut man pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempting to travel to the Middle East to fight for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Kevin Iman McCormick, 29, was arrested in October 2019 at a […]

Biden Tells Israel to Give Money to Terrorists, Not Terror Victims

By Jihad Watch The most anti-Israel administration stands with Islamic terrorists. The Biden administration condemned Israel for giving $39 million in tax revenues to the victims of terrorism instead of the terrorists. “It is morally just and important for the war against terror. There is no greater justice than using the funds for the victims […]

A House United: How Prayer Played a Central Role in Electing a Speaker

By Family Research Council In the wee morning hours of Saturday, January 7, the 434 members of the House of Representatives swore an oath to “bear true faith and allegiance” to the Constitution. After 15 votes, they had finally chosen a House speaker and could all take the oath of office. A short time earlier, seven of their […]

‘Allahu Akbar’ – ‘Allah Is The Greatest’ – A Jihadi Battle Cry

By Middle East Media Research Institute By: Y. Carmon This report will discuss jihadis’ use of the phrase Allahu akbar – meaning “Allah is the greatest” – as a battle cry during terror attacks. This subject has been discussed in previous MEMRI analyses, but there have been many attacks since carried out by jihadis in […]

Car Jihadist Who Ran Over New Yorkers Pleads Guilty to Serving Allah

By Jihad Watch “He still believes it was Allah’s will that he do what he did.” In 2019, Sayfullo Saipov as the Uzbek immigrant who ran over people in New York City near Ground Zero while shouting, “Allahu Akbar” was quite clear about his motive. Speaking through an interpreter for about 10 minutes, Saipov said the decisions […]

Video from Iran: Protesters shout, ‘No to Islam, no to the Qur’an. My life is only for Iran!’

By Jihad Watch Video from Iran: Protesters shout, ‘No to Islam, no to the Qur’an. My life is only for Iran!’ – Dr. Rich Swier Copyright © 2021 DrRichSwier.com LLC. A Florida Cooperation. All rights reserved. The DrRichSwier.com is a not-for-profit news forum for intelligent Conservative commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own. […]

A Christian Nation … REALLY?

By Bud Hancock “For those looking for security, be forewarned that there’s nothing more insecure than a political promise.” — Harry Browne “There is no political solution to a spiritual problem.” — Bonnie Harvey “Money is the currency of power; power is the currency of politicians.” — Bud Hancock “Votes don’t decide elections; MONEY decides elections.” […]

God said what? Come on!

By Martin Mawyer You might not have noticed this is the biblical creation story, but God created gender fluidity in the Garden of Eden. Just kidding, Lord – please don’t smite me for uttering this heresy. Yet that’s the conclusion reached by the first “non-binary gender-queer” Anglican priest in the U.K., the Rev. Bingo Allison […]

Palestine: The Perverse—and Perplexing—Paradox

By Martin Sherman Why do professed liberals persist in support for an entity that would comprise the utter negation of all the values they allegedly cherish? “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”—widely attributed to Albert Einstein Recently, the idea of a Palestinian state has—much […]