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November 17, 2015 US and World Briefing Report

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Nov. 17, 2015

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Republican members of Congress are urging the Obama administration to halt the entry of Syrian refugees into the U.S., citing concerns sparked by the deadly attacks in Paris that terrorists might infiltrate the ranks of the displaced.

The fight against Islamic State promised to broaden after Vladimir Putin vowed to retaliate against terrorists who blew up a Russian airliner last month and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry floated the possibility of a cease-fire in the Syrian civil war.

Factory output increased 0.4 percent in October for the first time in three months as producers turned out more construction materials and motor vehicles.

Some of the world’s top hedge fund managers scaled back their U.S. stock investments last quarter as markets tumbled.

Wall Street is again leading to the corridors of central banks. From Minneapolis to Paris, investors and financiers are increasingly being hired to help set monetary policy less than a decade since the banking crisis roiled the world economy and chilled their public-sector employment prospects.

After capping the worst stretch of losses ever, silver prices wavered on Tuesday as analysts predicted more pain for metals markets. Silver traded near a two-month low in London after a 13-day rout, the longest in data going back to 1950.

The cost of living excluding food and fuel rose 0.2 percent in October after picking up the prior month, showing inflation edging closer toward the Federal Reserve’s goal.

Aerion, the supersonic-jet maker backed by Texas billionaire Robert Bass, plans to choose a manufacturing site during the first half of next year as it targets delivering the first faster-than-sound business aircraft in 2023.

Buried in Congress’s 56-page budget bill is a new rule allowing debt collectors to “robo-call” people on their cell phones if they owe student debt to the government.

AP Top Stories

President Vladimir Putin vowed to hunt down those responsible for blowing up a Russian airliner over Egypt and intensify air strikes against Islamists in Syria, after the Kremlin concluded a bomb had destroyed the plane last month, killing 224 people.

Russia struck the Islamic State stronghold of Raqa in Syria Tuesday with a “significant number” of strikes that may have included long-range bombers and sea-launched cruise missiles, a US defense official said.

If the University of Missouri succeeds in meeting a student demand for a faculty that’s 10 percent black in two years, it will likely be alone among its peers. Only a handful topped even the 5 percent mark.

A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced.

Israel will present to the public for the first time this week an “impressive” mosaic accidentally discovered in what was a wealthy neighborhood in Roman and Byzantine times.

Scientists seeking a cure for the AIDS virus have made an unexpected discovery with Antabuse, a drug designed to combat alcoholism, which they say could be a critical part of a strategy to “wake up” and then kill dormant HIV hiding in the body. The drug is also sold as disulfiram.

The White House announced $118 million worth of funding commitments towards economic and research initiatives, honing in on the inequalities faced by minority girls and women.

Sentiment among U.S. homebuilders fell more than expected in November, according to a monthly industry index, with scarcity of land and labor continuing to stymie growth.

A new survey from Expedia finds that American workers typically leave four full days of vacation on the table each year – averaging just 11 of the 15 days available to them.

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The Liberal government in Canada has abandoned a legal challenge that sought to require women to remove their niqabs or face coverings during citizenship ceremonies.

More than a dozen US states said Syrian refugees are no longer welcome due to security fears after the Paris attacks.

Australia’s first party representing Muslims intends to contest senate seats at the next election.

Five gold miners have been rescued in western Tanzania after being trapped underground for 41 days, while 12 others are still missing, police said. The artisanal miners survived by eating roots, soil, frogs and cockroaches and are receiving treatment at hospital. The group had gone underground to rescue 11 other miners when they became trapped.

Five Syrians have become the first of 12,000 refugees to arrive in Australia under a one-off plan to resettle people fleeing the country’s conflict.

Islamic State militants are trying to develop the ability to launch deadly cyber-attacks on UK targets such as air traffic control or hospitals, Chancellor George Osborne has said.

WND

The first Barbie commercial ever featuring a boy was produced by the toy company for Moschino Barbie, CBS San Francisco reported Monday.

Dozens of school districts in Ohio now allow teachers who have conceal-carry permits to pack heat on the job.

Israel announced Tuesday it has outlawed an Islamist party accused of inciting violence among the country’s Arab citizens, as part of measures to stamp out a two month-long deadly escalation.

The FBI is continuing its search for six semi-automatic rifles and 10 pistols stolen during a break-in at the U.S. Army Reserve armory in Worcester, Massachusetts.


 

Top News 11/17/2015

Anti-Semitic Violence Erupts in New York as Muslim Taxi Driver Attacks and Robs Jewish Passenger
Indig expressed relief following the attack. “I was lucky,” he said. “If the driver had had a knife, there is no doubt that he would have killed me. His eyes were full of hatred. He turned from a cab driver to a terrorist.”

How Original: Sweden Blames Paris Attacks on Israel
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström linked Palestinian grievances with Israel to the Islamist terror attacks that killed 129 people in Paris.

After Paris attacks, France calls for EU military help
France invokes EU mutual defense clause for first time in history following Paris attacks. “This is the first time it has been invoked and there was unanimous support and that is a political act – a very important significant one,” Le Drian said.

Israeli Cabinet Outlaws Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement
Israel’s security cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday decided to declare the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel an unlawful organization. The announcement means that any association or individual who belong to this organization henceforth, and any person who gives this organization service or work under its auspices commits a criminal violation and will be subject to imprisonment.

Kerry says ceasefire in Syria potentially weeks away
Speaking to reporters at the residence of the US ambassador to France, Kerry said the ceasefire envisioned by the political process agreed upon in Vienna on Saturday would exponentially help efforts to fight the Islamic State group, which has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks that killed 129 people, as well as end the drawn-out Syrian conflict, which has gone on for over four years.

Russia: Bomb caused plane crash in Sinai
President Putin vows revenge for terror attack, with Russia launching heavy airstrikes over Islamic State ‘capital’ Raqqa; in Egypt, two airport employees arrested on suspicion they helped plant bomb.

CIA chief warns Islamic State may have other attacks ready
CIA Director John Brennan warned on Monday that the attacks in Paris claimed by the extremist Islamic State movement were not a “one-off event” and that the militants may have similar operations ready to launch.

A strong storm system will bring a variety of weather hazards to the central U.S. through Tuesday. Strong storms in the south, blizzard conditions in
A strong storm system will bring a variety of weather hazards to the central U.S. through Tuesday. Strong storms in the south, blizzard conditions in the central High Plains, and flooding potential from the midwest to the Gulf Coast are all in the forecast.

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean on targets in ISIS stronghold Raqqa – reports
The Russian military has launched airstrikes against the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa in Syria with cruise missiles from their ships in the Mediterranean Sea, France’s Le Monde newspaper said, citing a French official.

Barack Obama is an Enabler of Evil
He is not a damn fool. The press today is battering the President over being a damn fool. He is not. He is an enabler of evil. This is the man whose world view was shaped by an anti-American communist mentor. This is the man who has surrounded himself with anti-American academics and people who have never worked in the real world. This is the man who believes he must apologize for the United States. This is the man who supports infanticide.

A Point Missing From the Discussion on France
One of France’s leading political voices and leader of the French National Front and President for France has been on trial for Islamophobia.

Putin: ISIS financed from 40 countries, including G20 members
During the summit, “I provided examples based on our data on the financing of different Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) units by private individuals. This money, as we have established, comes from 40 countries and, there are some of the G20 members among them,” Putin told the journalists.

ISIS Is Islamic and Bruce Jenner is a Man
“France has done more damage to ISIS in one day than Barack Obama, a man who thinks Bruce Jenner is a woman and ISIS is not Islamic, has done in months of alleged conflict.”

Minor Earthquake Recorded in Central Georgia
A small earthquake has been reported in central Georgia. Officials say the earthquake was recorded at a depth of roughly 5 miles underground.

5.8 earthquake strikes between Cayman and Honduras
An earthquake, initially thought to be a magnitude 6, struck north of Honduras on Sunday (15 November) triggering a tsunami alert.

2 killed after 6.5 magnitude quake strikes Greece
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck southwest of Ioannina in Greece at a depth of some 10 kilometers, according to the US Geological Service. Two people have been reported dead.

Michele Bachmann’s End Times Claims…Rabbi Calling for a Retraction
A prominent rabbi is speaking out against comments that were made earlier this month by former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who…said that Christians should share Jesus Christ with everyone, “even among the Jews.” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach…founder of the World Values Network — a group devoted to defending the state of Israel — is now calling on Bachmann to ”retract ‘misguided’ comments about bringing Jews into Christianity.”

Palestinian land owners accept demolition plan for disputed synagogue
The Supreme Court approved a request on Tuesday to postpone the demolition of a synagogue built on Palestinian land in the West Bank… The approval comes with several conditions, primarily that all worshipers and holy books are removed from the synagogue in Givat Ze’ev within the two allocated days, and that the government begins the structure’s demolition.

Israel bans northern branch of Islamic Movement
Israel declared the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel an unlawful gathering on Tuesday, effectively outlawing the group led by Sheikh Raed Salah. The decision…means that any person or group that officially associates with the organization from now on will be subject to criminal penalties, including arrest. In addition, the organization’s property can be confiscated.

China nearly triples number of supercomputers, report says
China has almost tripled its number of supercomputers, according to a reputable list of the world’s most powerful machines. The country has 109 high-performance computing systems on the biannual Top500 list of supercomputers, up 196% from 37 just six months ago. The most powerful supercomputer, China’s Tianhe-2, also retained the top spot for the sixth consecutive time.

India’s Chennai hit by rain and deadly flooding
More than 70 people have been killed as incessant rains continue to batter the southern Indian city of Chennai, media reports say. Most of the main streets are waterlogged, bringing the city to a standstill. Many offices, schools and colleges have been shut due to rains in the past week.

Poll: Majority of Palestinians support third intifada against Israel
More than half of the Palestinians support a third intifada against Israel, according to a public opinion poll published on Monday. The poll, which was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, also found that 48 percent of respondents would like to see Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas quit. The poll, conducted between November 12 and 18, covered some 1,000 Palestinians.

Steady increase in number of French Jews making aliya
About 6,500 Jews have made aliya from France so far this year. According to projections, some 8,000 Jews will have immigrated to Israel from France by the end of 2015… “We have noted a steady increase of about 10 percent this year compared to 2014, when 7,200 French Jews arrived. This increase continues the trend of recent years, so we don’t see a specific peak in the number of French immigrants,” he added.

Obama speech in Turkey: We’re not changing our strategy on ISIS because it’s working, you know
If you want to try to make sense of this, knock yourself out: U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday ruled out a shift in strategy in the fight against the Islamic State despite the deadly attacks in Paris last week, saying putting U.S. troops on the ground to combat the group “would be a mistake.”

Why Islam is a Religion of War
“He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist.” Koran 61:9 Islamic violence is a religious problem. Islam derives meaning from physical supremacy, so war becomes an act of faith. To believe in Islam, is to have faith that it will conquer the entire world. And to be a true Muslim, is to feel called to aid in that global conquest, whether by providing money to the Jihadists or to become a Jihadist.

Obama, Immigration, and the Courts
Among the trademarks of the presidency of Barack Obama is his willingness to ignore the rule of law, and trample upon the dynamics of the American System. He is a dictator that is more than willing to go on his own to make sure his will be done. The Constitution is a mere obstacle to Mr. Obama, rather than the law of the land. He understands the Constitution, but he does not like it, so he circumvents the founding document at every opportunity.

The Barack Obama/Vladimir Putin G-20 Show
Barack Obama, David Cameron, Angela Merkel and other G-20 chess board players seem glaringly unaware that their so-called “rival” Vladimir Putin surfs the net for information like the rest of us do. The coddled, globe-trotting G-20 players, who are now portraying themselves as ready to stick it to the murderous Islamic State, are the one and the same who let the barbarians in through the gates of their own home nations.

The Religion of Peace: Another Big Lie
“Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it…have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth…. Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind.”—John Wesley (1703-1791) Methodist leader.

Administration which said ISIS was ‘contained’ hours before Paris attack says it’s ‘not likely’ they
Nine hours before the attacks in Paris, President Obama had this to say about the “J.V. team:” (Video below) After the attacks, Obama’s people went into damage control mode. They clarified that the President meant that ISIS had been “geographically contained” after a rapid expansion during the time the Obama Administration was busy pretending they posed no threat. That may be a fair distinction, but it’s also a worthless one. The problem, of course, is that an outfit like ISIS doesn’t really rely on simple geographic boundaries.

Obama, Congress heading for budget showdown over Syrian refugees
WASHINGTON – Some U.S. Republicans sought to use a must-pass spending bill on Monday to block President Barack Obama’s plan to accept thousands of Syrian refugees, saying the Paris attacks had proven they pose too much of a threat to the United States.


Top Headlines 11/17/2015

Palestinian official says Gaza border deal is reached with Egypt to bypass Hamas

Hamas: First Judea and Samaria, then the rest of ‘Palestine’

Poll: Majority of Palestinians support third intifada against Israel

Busted: ‘soybean oil’ shipment to Gaza was actually rocket fuel

Shaked to European Justice Ministers: Ignore EU labeling directive

Israel outlaws northern branch of Islamic Movement

Ya’alon: Israel has deterrence in Golan, eyes on Islamic State

Bennett: It’s either Israel or ISIS in the West Bank

‘Wipe out ISIS just like the Allies did in Dresden,’ ex-Mossad chief says

Israel behind Paris attacks, cartoons on Palestinian social media insinuate

Sweden connects Paris massacre with ‘Palestinian desperation’

Jewish youth leader: Paris feels more like Israel now

Steady increase in number of French Jews making aliya

Dozens of French Jews immigrate to Israel after Paris attacks

‘France is at war’: Hollande urges US-Russian coalition, changes to constitution

Fingerprints from Paris bomber match man registered in Greece

Anti-Terror Manhunt Grips France as Dozens Arrested, Weapons Seized

Paris Concert Crowd Was Singing ‘Kiss The Devil’ The Moment Terror Attacks Began

ISIS Has Help Desk for Terrorists Staffed Around the Clock

Anonymous hackers group to ISIS: You are vermin, expect many cyberattacks after Paris

Encrypted Messaging Apps Face New Scrutiny Over Possible Role in Paris Attacks

Paris attacks should be ‘wake up call’ for more digital surveillance, CIA director says

French PM: More attacks on France and Europe are being prepared

Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries

Poll: After Paris, Americans want US to do more to attack ISIS

Donald Trump: Syrian refugees a ‘Trojan horse’

French reporter to Obama: Isn’t it time to change your ISIS strategy?

Barack Obama rips critics who want religious test for Syrian refugees entering U.S., defends his plan to battle ISIS

Obama: Paris terror rampage a ‘setback’

Obama: It’s ‘Shameful’ to ‘Say We Should Just Admit the Christians But Not the Muslims’

Ted Cruz: Obama terror response ‘shameful’

Obama says he’s ‘too busy’ to debate GOP over terrorism

Obama, Congress heading for budget showdown over Syrian refugees

US says no change to plans to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees

US Republicans seek to shut door on Syrian refugees after Paris attacks

More than half the nation’s governors say Syrian refugees not welcome

ADL ‘disappointed’ with Republican governors seeking to ban Syria refugees

States cannot refuse refugees, but they can make it difficult

Canada provinces balk at Trudeau’s Syrian refugee goal to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year

‘Full-Blown Cover-Up’: Levin Says Obama Knew About ISIS for Years

Local Minnesota Democrat Ends Campaign After Saying ISIS ‘Isn’t Necessarily Evil’

US needs bolder moves from Europe in order to defeat ISIS, Pentagon chief says

Iran’s Military Involvement in Syria Will Lead to Even More Death and Destruction

Militant rampage in Iraq tears villages apart, raises ethnic tensions

For the Islamic State, paroxysms of violence portends apocalypse

Carson calls on imams to condemn ‘radical elements’ of Islam

As ISIS Rises, Many Muslims Are Turning to Christ

‘We are living in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in history’

Pastors in India beaten and jailed simply for praying in their own homes

US approves $1.29 billion sale of smart bombs to Saudi Arabia

Wikileaks releases audiotapes allegedly showing fraud in Obama and Bush administrations

Los Zetas Cartel Gunmen Crossed into Texas – Disappeared into U.S.

Cuban Migrant Wave Prompts Nicaragua to Bolster Border Force

Harvard temporarily evacuates several buildings after unconfirmed bomb threat

Asia stocks surge after Wall St. takes Paris attacks in stride

U.S. Treasurys Rise on Paris Attacks

Oil prices rise as tensions mount after Paris attacks

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits South of Tonga

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Coquimbo, Chile

Fresh earthquake activity in Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano

Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador erupts to 26,000ft

Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts to 26,000ft

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 18,000ft

Rinjani volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 12,000ft

Tornado Outbreak Spawns at Least 20 Tornadoes in Four States; Major Damage in Texas

Storm Barney to Increase Flood Threat and Spread Damaging Winds Across UK

Justin Trudeau Takes a First Step Toward Marijuana Legalization in Canada

Puerto Ricans fear for their health as federal cuts loom

‘Dangerously high’ antibiotic resistance levels worldwide: WHO

Hospitals turning to ‘last-resort’ antibiotics as drug-resistant infections continue to rise

4,000 Israelis a year die from resistant superbugs

Utah judge who ruled lesbian couple should lose child recuses himself from case

U.S. Supreme Court is asked to hear lesbian adoption case

Daycare workers reportedly fired after refusing to accept transgender child

Atheist Group Wants Removal of ‘Obnoxious’ Gideon Bibles From Hotel Rooms


Frontrunning: November 17

  • France, Russia strike Islamic State in Syria, EU aid invoked (Read More)
  • Pressure Grows for Global Response Against Islamic State After Paris Attacks (Read More)
  • Weakened Hollande Faces Election Backlash in Wake of Attacks (Read More)
  • French Official Calls for Metal Detectors at Train Stations (Read More)
  • Belgium Raises Terror Threat Level, Cancels Soccer Game vs Spain (Read More)
  • Foreign Companies Scrap Paris Events After Terror Attacks (Read More)
  • US states halt taking Syrian refugees (Read More)
  • British Official Warns of Cyberattacks by Jihadi Terrorists (Read More)
  • Brussels District of Molenbeek Is Home to Some Suspects in Paris Attacks (Read More)
  • After market crash, China mulls single ‘super-regulator’ (Read More)
  • Copper Tumbles to Six-Year Low as Industrial Metals Extend Slump (Read More)
  • Iron Ore Sinks to Four-Month Low on Demand Outlook in China (Read More)
  • Salaries of Average London Homebuyers Breaks ??100,000 Barrier (Read More)
  • China says has shown ‘great restraint’ in South China Sea (Read More)
  • Wal-Mart Tops Profit Estimates as CEO Pursues Sales Turnaround (Read More)
  • EU Reiterates Warning Spain to Miss Deficit Despite Rajoy Pledge (Read More)

 

The Briefing

1) Failure to admit theological will of ISIS raises question of future of Western civilization

Obama Defends ISIS Strategy, Rejects Blocking Muslim Refugees, New York Times (Michael D. Shear and Peter Baker)

Belgian Who Fought for ISIS Masterminded Paris Attack, Official Says, New York Times (Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura, Aurelien Breeden and Katrin Bennhold)

Fearing Fear Itself, New York Times (Paul Krugman)

2) Supreme Court to take up most significant abortion case in decades

Supreme Court to Hear Texas Abortion Law Case, New York Times (Adam Liptak)

Abortion, Back at the Supreme Court, New York Times (Editorial Board)

3) US gives designation of genocide to Yazidis, but not Middle East Christians

Are the Democrats Trending Anti-Christian?, American Conservative (Rod Dreher)

ISIS Genocide Victims Do Not Include Christians, the State Department Is Poised to Rule, National Review (Nina Shea)

 

In other news…

After Parris Attacks, Governors Refuse to Accept Syrian Refugees, USA Today (Mary Troyan)

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case Over Planned Parenthood Documents, New York Times (Adam Liptak)

Same-sex Marriage is Now Legal in Republic of Ireland, BBC (Orla Howard)

Irish Police Back Decriminalising Personal Possession of Heroin, Guardian (Henry McDonald)

In Light of the Paris Attacks, is it Time to Eradicate Religion?, Washington Post (Miroslav Volf)

Why you should fear for the future of news, in 1 chart, Washington Post (Chris Cillizza)

Yale College Dean Torn by Racial Protests, New York Times (Rachel L. Swarns)

Mattel Casts Gay-Friendly Little Boy In New Moschino Barbie Doll Commercial

The new Moschino Barbie is a huge hit and its commercial is breaking boundaries by featuring a young boy

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:” Romans 1:26 (KJV)

The queering of American society has now descended to the level of mentally conditioning children to accept everything from blurred gender lines to no gender lines. Mattel, makers of the iconic Barbie Doll, have cast a lisping, preening, homosexual-in-training little boy in their latest commercial. And just in time to start your Christmas shopping!

“Moschino Barbie is so fierce!” the boy screams as he and two female friends laud the doll, done up in designer Jeremy Scott’s sleek glamour. Barbie’s cellphone goes off and the little boy says, “It’s for you, Moschino Barbie,” before winking at the camera. Watch the ad below, and see for yourself:

You will notice that, in the commercial, Mattel was not content with merely casting a boy in a girl’s Barbie doll commercial. No, they cast a little boy in a girl’s Barbie doll commercial and made him lisp and preen like a homosexual fashion queen. Mattel is not selling you a doll, they are selling your children the LGBT agenda, that’s what this commercial exists to do.

Little boys all across America will see this commercial, and then copy it’s mannerisms. That’s what kids do with television.

If this world lasts for another 20 years, the next generation is going to be a freak show of transexual, asexual, multi-sexual lost and confused human beings that will have more in common with Sodom and Gomorrah than they will with the America you and I were raised in.

Every world empire that has ever existed in the annals of world history came to their crashing end when, as a nation, they embraced a culture of open sodomy. The Greeks, the Romans, all of them came to a bitter end. America will fare no better.

As the commercial says, “Moschino Barbie is fierce”, but not nearly as fierce as the spirit of wickedness and depravity that’s behind her.


The McAvany Intel Memo

The more you look into the state of our medical system, the more obvious it becomes that few of the decisions government officials make have anything to do with your health. What they care about is control, money, and power. Supplements allow people to take responsibility for their own health, avoid taking drugs, and see doctors less. Furthermore, the government doesn’t regulate supplements as heavily as it does drugs. That means the government doesn’t have control, doesn’t make money off the supplements, and has no power over them. But one area where the government is requiring complete control is in the area of vaccines. What it is doing in this arena will follow into every other area of medicine. Absolute control.

Simply look at a few of the editorials posted after the measles outbreak at Disneyland and you’ll see just how vicious the attack has become. Forbes (January 30, 2015) wrote: “Anti-Vaccine Doctors Should Lose Their License” and “Measles Can Kill, and It’s Spreading. Sue Parents Who Didn’t Vaccinate? Absolutely” (January 28, 2015). Time magazine (February 19, 2015) said, “Facebook Must Shut Down the Anti-Vaxxers, and again (February 11, 2015), “Unvaccinated Families’ Addresses Should Be Made Public. The Atlantic (February 4, 2015) encouraged: “Fight the Anti-Vax Movement with Lawsuits. And USA Today (January 28, 2015) sounded like the lynch mob with “Jail ‘Anti-vax’ Parents. More and more pediatricians are refusing to see patients if they don’t have vaccinations.

[ED. NOTE: This happened to one of this writer’s children a number of years ago, who got very sick immediately after a vaccine inoculation. We told the doctor (who was in denial) that we would discontinue those vaccinations, and, as a result, he refused to continue being our pediatrician. After this experience, we began to do research and found that many children were getting extremely ill after vaccinations.]

(Excerpt from McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, June 2015)


Don’t Believe The Lie That Anyone Is Actually Trying To Stop ISIS

Sometime back, Muslim-raised Barack Hussein Obama announced a “coalition of nations” that was designed to “defeat ISIS”. (except that he always calls them ISIL because of this). After some initial airstrikes-created-for-you-tube, it stopped being a talking point. Shortly after that, Obama then announced that ISIS could only be defeated with “better ideas and not guns“. End result of America’s Obama-led “allied bombing” of ISIS? The Muslim terror group has nearly doubled in size, strength and power. Conclusion? Either the world’s greatest military power is unable to defeat the “JV Team” of ISIS, or it really doesn’t want to. Then there’s Russia.

Confused yet? If not, you will be after watching this. How deep does the rabbit hole go? No one seems to know.

Back in the end of September, Russia made the very dramatic move of setting up a military front in Syria and immediately commenced bombing runs. It was all very swift and unsettling, but when the smoke cleared it turns out that Putin was not really going after ISIS, but against the anti-Assad rebels. Two months of bombing by the terrifying Russian Bear only succeeded in creating an ISIS that was able to pull off the greatest attack on France since WWII. Enter the French military effort to fight ISIS.

Within 48 hours after the Paris terror attacks, the French air force had run 20 bombing raids on ISIS in the Middle East. Very impressive stuff, eagerly lapped up by the YouTube audience it was geared to impress. Sunday’s bombing was the biggest French air raid that has taken place in Syria so far, and was described as a “massive” attack by a French defence ministry spokesman. According to a statement released by the ministry, the first target that the planes destroyed was a command post, which housed a recruitment centre and arms and munitions depot. End result? ISIS doesn’t seem phased in the least, as the raids didn’t attempt to blow up any of the terrorists, only buildings. Give it a week or two and no one will be talking about the French effort.

Two Days After Paris Terror, Obama Released Five Muslim Terrorists

Within 48 hours after the Paris attacks, Obama ordered 5 more hardcore Islamic terrorist detainees in Gitmo to be sent back to the Middle East. The transferred detainees included four men who had been recommended for transfer by a 2009 task force made up of six security-related agencies. Those detainees are Khalid Abd Jal Jabbar Muhammad Juthman al Qadasi, Sulaiman Awath Sulaiman Bin Ageel al NahdiFahmi Salem Said al Sani and Adil Said al Haj Obeid al Busayss. There was also a man whom the task force recommended for continuing detention but whose status was later changed to transferable by a parole-like board. He is Ali Ahmad Muhammad al Rahizi. Now that’s a novel approach to fighting terrorism by releasing the prisoners and sending them back to the front. Ok, one more and I think you will get the complete picture.

Putin Claims ISIS Receives Financing From 40 Countries At G-20 Summit Following Paris Attacks

Antalya, Turkey – Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he has shared intelligence with the other G20 member states, which reveals the 40 countries from which ISIS finances the majority of their terrorist activities. The list reportedly included a number of G20 countries. “I provided examples based on our data on the financing of different Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) units by private individuals. This money, as we have established, comes from 40 countries and, there are some of the G20 members among them,” Putin told reporters.

So there you have Putin telling reporters that ISIS is financed by western nations, including many G20 nations, and was it headline news anywhere in America? Nope, wasn’t even mentioned because it doesn’t fit the narrative. What they want you to believe is that the world’s mightiest countries with military firepower unprecedented in the history of the world are unable to hold in check a rag-tag “JV Team” of camel-riding Muslims from the backside of the desert. At the same time they are feeding you this slop, tens of thousands of Muslim migrants are pouring into every major nation and setting the table for the next “spontaneous” Islamic terror attack that will catch us all by “surprise”. But only it won’t be a surprise, because it’s all been planned.

Mark Levin: ‘World War III Has Begun’

Mark Levin has it right on all counts, everything that we are seeing is a plan. Under Obama, America is not “fighting terrorism”, we are not “fighting ISIS”, and we are not trying to prevent Iran from “obtaining nuclear weapons”. We are enabling terrorism, we are funding and strengthening ISIS, and we are helping Iran to get nuclear weapons.

So get out a fresh supply of tissues and #outragehashtags, and prepare yourself for the next “spontaneous” ISIS terror attack, it’s coming soon to a city near you. Guaranteed.


POST-PARIS, OBAMA DOUBLES DOWN: MORE REFUGEES COMING

The President seems intent on creating the circumstances for a Paris-style jihad attack on U.S. soil. Surely he is intent on the destruction of America before he leaves office.

“We have to, each of us, do our part, and the United States has to step up and do its part,” Obama said. He didn’t explain why Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar don’t have to do their part, and have taken no refugees at all, citing the risk of terrorism. Repeat that concern in the U.S., as have the Governors of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, and Texas, and you’ll be charged with “racism,” “bigotry” and “Islamophobia.”

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Obama: The number of refugees from Syria and elsewhere will be increased ‘to 100,000 per year’

Obama - Public DomainThe number “10,000 Syrian refugees” is being thrown around a lot by the mainstream media, but did you know that Barack Obama has actually publicly declared that the U.S. is going to take in 100,000 refugees from Syria and elsewhere for each of the next two years?  That is an absolutely massive number, and it is inevitable that some jihadists will slip through the vetting process.  As Syrian refugees enter the United States, they are being dispersed all around the country.  In my article yesterday, I explained that the State Department has established refugee processing centers in 48 U.S. states.  But instead of the “trickle” of refugees the mainstream media is talking about, the truth is that it is going to be more like a flood.  The following is a message that was tweeted by Barack Obama’s official Twitter account on September 28th… (Read More…)


Are More ISIS Attacks In U.S. Inevitable?

Experts are expressing frustration that the Obama administration appears unable or unwilling to address the likelihood of future attacks against America. Last year was the most lethal year of terrorism on record with 16,800 terrorist attacks resulting in 43,500 deaths and 40,900 injuries. This represents an 80 percent increase in lethalities from 2013 to 2014…………..  Click here for full story


Russia’s New ‘Nuclear Torpedo’ Can Create Giant Tsunamis And Wipe Out Entire Coastal Cities

While the eyes of the world are on ISIS, Russia is creating weapons unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Plans for a giant self-propelled nuclear torpedo that can create a giant tsunami more than 1,000 feet tall were recently “leaked by mistake” by the Russian media…………..  Click here for full story


New Spy Regulations Monitor Every Online User Experience

With the recent terror attacks in Paris, more and more people will be willing to exchange privacy for security as the general population looks to the government to do whatever is necessary to make them feel safe. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, police and security services in the UK will soon be able to access the browsing history of every resident under new legislation announced by the Home Secretary………  Click here for full story


The Great Falling Away – Evangelists Shying Away From Preaching Repentance

The watering down of the gospel from being an imperative for lost sinners needing to be saved from Hell to more of a suggestion or another lifestyle continues, as a new report indicates evangelists in one of America’s largest denominations is now steering away from calling sinners to repentance in their messages………….  Click here for full story


Strong 6.1 Earthquake Strikes Greek Island of Lefkada, 2 Dead

Posted: 17 Nov 2015 05:37 AM PST

BREAKING NEWS – A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 6.1 hit the western Greek island of Lefkada on Tuesday, killing two people and causing extensive damage to infrastructure and buildings on Lefkada and nearby islands. The temblor was felt across western Greece, which is very earthquake-prone, with people on Lefkada and the nearby Ionian Sea island of Kefalonia rushing out onto the streets.

The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the undersea quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 and occurred at 9:10 a.m. (0710 GMT) off Greece’s western mainland, about 300 kilometers (186 miles) west of Athens. The U.S. Geological Survey put the preliminary magnitude at 6.5. Different agencies often have varying preliminary magnitudes in the hours and sometimes days after a quake. Greek authorities were struggling to assess the damage, their efforts hampered by landslides that blocked Lefkada’s network of narrow, mountainous roads. FULL REPORT

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Israeli Rabbis To Obama—We Will Not Give Up Temple Mount And Dream Of A Third Temple

Posted: 17 Nov 2015 05:24 AM PST

Some 70 religious Zionist rabbis and educators issue a petition directed at the Israeli and American leaders, stating that the Jewish ownership of the holy site preceded the existence of Islam. Therefore, they say, the current visitation and prayer arrangements at the Temple Mount are ‘only temporary.’ Dozens of rabbis from the Religious Zionism movement say they will not give up Jewish ownership of the Temple Mount and will keep praying and hoping for the construction of the third temple on the site. In a petition issued ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday, the rabbis noted that the site’s sacredness for the Jews and their affiliation with it had preceded the existence of Islam, and therefore the visitation and prayer arrangements set by the State were “only temporary.”

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox public, which is paying a heavy price in the latest wave of terror, is torn between the strict halachic ban on visiting the holy site and the national desire to strengthen Jewish presence in the area. The statement was signed by 70 senior rabbis and educators from the Religious Zionist movement, including some if its leaders, who represent different religious and political outlooks – from Safed’s conservative Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, through Rabbi Chaim Druckman, head of the Center for Bnei Akiva Yeshivot, to Efrat’s liberal Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin. Other signatories include Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern, Old City Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl, Samaria’s Chief Rabbi Elyakim Levanon and former Chief Military Rabbi Avichai Ronsky. FULL REPORT

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Putin ‘sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State’

Posted: 17 Nov 2015 05:02 AM PST

The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group’s stronghold of Raqqa. The city is the self-declared capital of ISIS in Syria and is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members. Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists who he conscripted into the military in September.

Yesterday, following the Paris attacks, Putin hinted he was ready to join forces with the West to tackle Islamic State. He told David Cameron: “The recent tragic events in France show that we should join efforts in preventing terror.” An insider revealed: “It is very clear that Russia wants to sweep up the west of the country, taking Raqqa and all the oil and gas resources around Palmyra. FULL REPORT

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Earthquakes Could Trigger Massive Supervolcano Eruptions

Posted: 16 Nov 2015 08:43 PM PST

Supervolcanoes, such as the one dormant under Yellowstone National Park, may erupt when cracks form in the roofs of the chambers holding their molten rock, according to a new study. If scientists want to monitor supervolcanoes to see which ones are likely to erupt, this finding suggests they should look for telltale signs, such as earthquakes and other factors that might crack the magma chambers of these giant volcanoes.

Supervolcanoes are capable of eruptions overshadowing anything in recorded human history — ones in the past could spew more than 500 times more magma and ash than Mount St. Helens did in 1980, the researchers said. These massive eruptions would also leave behind giant craters known as calderas that measure up to 60 miles (100 kilometers) wide. Twenty or so supervolcanoes exist today, including one beneath Yellowstone in the United States. FULL REPORT

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Chemical spill, gas leaks reported after massive tornado levels Texas Halliburton plant

Posted: 16 Nov 2015 08:39 PM PST

Large tornados ripped through the Texas panhandle on Monday night, including one estimated to be a mile wide that reportedly leveled a Halliburton plant, causing chemical and gas leaks. Downed power lines were also reported. According to ABC 7 Amarillo, the Halliburton plant in Pampa, Texas was “completely leveled.”

As of yet, no injuries have been reported and the building itself was empty when the tornado struck, according to KAMR News. Many cars were outside of the facility, however. The chemical spills and gas leaks are currently being contained, Gray County Emergency Coordinator Sandi Martin told the news outlet. FULL REPORT

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France Sends Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier to totally eliminate Daesh

Posted: 16 Nov 2015 08:31 PM PST

France is sending its nuclear-powered Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to “totally eliminate” the Daesh Takfiri terrorists, says French President Francois Hollande. The carrier would leave for the Middle East on Thursday and that such a move will “triple our military power,” said Hollande during a parliament emergency meeting in Versailles on Monday. “I am not talking about deterring the Daesh but about eliminating it totally,” he said.

The deployment will be the de Gaulle’s second in the region, although during its initial tour it focused primarily on targets in Iraq. However, following last week’s terror attacks on Paris, claimed by Daesh, France started a “massive” offensive against Takfiri targets in Syria. According to a statement released by France’s Defense Ministry on Sunday, 12 warplanes, including 10 fighter bombers, dropped 20 bombs on Takfiri targets in Daesh’s de facto capital Raqqah. FULL REPORT

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Russia’s New ‘Nuclear Torpedo’ Can Create Giant Tsunamis And Wipe Out Entire Coastal Cities

Posted: 16 Nov 2015 07:13 PM PST

(Michael Snyder) While the eyes of the world are on ISIS, Russia is creating weapons unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Plans for a giant self-propelled nuclear torpedo that can create a giant tsunami more than 1,000 feet tall were recently “leaked by mistake” by the Russian media. Apparently the warheads on these torpedos are designed to create so much radiation “that everything living will be killed” – including those that try to survive the attack by hiding in underground shelters.

These “robotic mini-submarines” would have a range of up to 10,000 kilometers and would be able to evade all existing U.S. detection systems. To say that such a weapon would be a “game changer” would be a massive understatement. I know that you are not just going to take my word for any of this. So like I do in all of my articles, I am going to carefully document what I am saying. The reason why we know about the plans for this new nuclear torpedo is because they were displayed on Russian state television for a few moments during a recent broadcast. According to Russian officials, this was an “accident”. FULL REPORT

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Even reporters shocked by Obama’s ISIS response

Posted: 16 Nov 2015 06:50 PM PST

In contrast to the U.S. president, even the “progressive, socialist pope” recognized the Paris attack as “a piece” of a third world war, talk-radio host Michael Savage told his listeners Monday. Savage began his show reading from the opening of his bestselling new book, “Government Zero: No Borders, No Language, No Culture,” warning that the West is in a “dance of death.” “There is a dance of death in the West and actual death in the Middle East, courtesy of the Islamofascists,” he writes.

“Meanwhile, the Caesar in the White House entertains himself with a thousand sycophants, partying on behind closed doors as if the Islamofascist hand will not touch him. He thinks he’s protected from this new plague, the Black Death of radical Islam.” An Italian religious TV station, TV2000, posted an audio clip of an interview with Pope Francis in which he affirmed that the Paris attack was part of what he previously described as a “piecemeal” World War III in which ISIS is killing and displacing thousands of people, including many Christians. FULL REPORT

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Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)


What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.


What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

If you picked up a hitchhiker (not that I recommend doing that) and he saw a Bible on your car seat and said, “I’ve heard about this thing called the Gospel – can you explain it to me before you drop me off in one minute up the street?” What would you say?

Can you explain the gospel in 30 seconds? In one minute? In five minutes?

Here’s one way I have found helpful. The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.


Ready to start your new life with God?

Who do you think that I am?

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

Consider what the Bible says about Him: Read more


Resource Links

CanIKnowGod.com is a website inspired by LifesGreatestQuestion.com, with new content, images, audio and video that will help you understand more about who God is and how to know Him. The site is mobile responsive and has an infinite scroll which makes for a very user-friendly experience. After you indicate a decision on CanIKnowGod.com, you are directed to a page that details what it means to have a new and transformed life through Jesus Christ. There’s even a Facebook page for daily updates, encouragement and scripture sharing.

Look to Jesus
Have you ever felt a little lost and wished there was a quick-start guide to your relationship with God? This is it!

30 Day Next Steps
John Beckett, a leading Christian businessman, has written a series to read over 30 days for new believers.

New Believers Guide
The New Believer’s Guide is a series of articles designed to show you how to walk in the new life Christ has given you— a life of faith and freedom.

Jesus Booklet
Jesus is the Savior of the world. Discover who Jesus is today in this series.

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Dancing With the Devil in Paris

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

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Before you read this article, please understand that I wept as I watched the horror unfold in Paris.  I am praying for all who lost family members. I am also praying for those who are in hospitals, that they will recover.  This article is written in hopes that the readers of it will understand that EVIL has gripped our world. God is grieved and is waiting for people to turn to Him to be saved. Time is short.

” Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with…

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Republican governors refuse to accept Syrian refugees into their states

WINTERY KNIGHT

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ABC News reports:

At least half of the country’s governors are refusing to take in Syrian refugees in their states amid heightened security concerns following Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

Michigan and Alabama were the first states in the country to refuse relocating Syrian refugees on Sunday, and they have now been joined by Oklahoma, Nebraska, Idaho, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Georgia, Maine, Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina and Iowa, some of which say more information is needed before accepting more refugees.

Govs. Rick Snyder of Michigan, Robert Bentley of Alabama, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said in separate statements Sunday and today that their states would not be relocating refugees from the war-torn country until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security fully reviewed its screening procedures.

“Michigan…

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Keeping the Faith

Unfathomable Grace

Saul is tall, dark, and handsome; he is a sight to behold. In the course of time, he is specifically chosen by God to be Israel’s king, and with the royal crown comes a special anointing of the Holy Spirit. As the military leader of Israel, he is gifted in the art of war. His conquests make up the victory songs of his people. He is also gifted with pleasure and prosperity. More than this, he is blessed with sons like Jonathan, servants like David, and priests like Samuel. And, whenever Saul desires, unlike other worldly pagan monarchs, he can acceptably worship the one true God according to God’s priests, sacraments, ordinances, and sacred writings. What a blessed individual!

However, Saul is one of the most tragic figures in the Bible. He is a failure in the eyes of his people. He is a failure in the eyes of his son. He is a failure…

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Western Leaders Ignore “Apocalyptic Islam” At Their Peril. (Israel National News coverage of my recent speech in Jerusalem.)

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Joel-LeadersSummit1.jpgLast week, the managing editor of Israel National News covered my address to the Jerusalem Leaders Summit, and interviewed me about the threat of Radical and Apocalyptic Islam. The resulting article was published on Sunday, following the horrific terror attacks in Paris by jihadists loyal to the Islamic State. To watch my 39 minute speech in full, please click here.

WESTERN LEADERS IGNORE “APOCALYPTIC ISLAM” AT THEIR PERIL

Best-selling author says failure to understand messianic ideologies driving ISIS and Iran dooms the West to be repeatedly blindsided.

By Ari Soffer, Israel National News/Arutz Sheva, November 15, 2015

(Jerusalem, Israel) — Despite years of warnings by intelligence agencies that radicalized Muslims would eventually emerge from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq to launch bloody attacks in the West, Europe has been blindsided by one of the most brutal terrorist atrocities in recent memory.

The coordinated attacks by three teams of ISIS terrorists in Paris…

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