Saturday, April 25, 2015
I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast – Revelation 20:4
The caliphate wages jihad against Christians. Victims are beheaded, crucified, and burned alive. Christian girls are sold into slavery. Centuries-old monuments are destroyed by jihadis. These events are ripped from the headlines — of 1915.
Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide. On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Caliphate launched a “decapitation strike” against the Armenian people by arresting and killing hundreds of their intellectual, political, religious, and business leaders in Constantinople, so as to make organized resistance impossible. That done, the extermination campaign began in earnest in the following weeks.
More than 1 million Armenians were murdered, along with large numbers of Christian Assyrians and Greeks, with the goal of engineering a Christenrein Anatolia. The remainder would have been killed as well — and the very name “Armenia” relegated to historical atlases, like Babylonia or Gaul — had not makeshift Armenian forces defeated the Ottomans trying to finish the job in the formerly Russian-occupied sliver of Armenia in 1918, after the withdrawal of Russian forces following the Bolshevik coup d’état six months earlier. Among the survivors was my maternal grandmother; most of her family was killed, but as a 15-year-old girl, she was sold into slavery, managing to escape later. My other three grandparents were already here, but their families were not heard from again.
The parallel with today’s depredations by ISIS’s so-called caliphate and other jihadists is not coincidental. Andrew Bostom points to what happened to the Armenians as an example of “jihad genocide,” traditional jihad “adapted to the conditions of modern warfare.” Bat Ye’or has written, “The genocide of the Armenians was a jihad,” adding that it was “the natural outcome of a policy inherent in the politico-religious structure of dhimmitude.” Perhaps the most disturbing continuity between the two caliphates was seen last fall in the town of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, considered the Auschwitz of the Armenian Genocide. Then part of the Ottoman Empire, it was a major destination for death marches and boxcars and served as a sort of open-air concentration camp, where as many as 400,000 Armenians were killed. Decades later, the Armenian Church built a major memorial complex there, including the remains of many victims. ISIS took the town in September 2014. Its first order of business was to dynamite the church.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417365/jihad-genocide-armenians-mark-krikorian
Suspected Al-Qaeda militants arrested in Italy for Vatican plot
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:02am BST
By Philip Pullella
ROME (Reuters) - Italian police on Friday arrested 10 people and were looking for eight others suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who had plotted attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan and at least at one point the Vatican.
Some of the suspects, who are all Pakistanis and Afghans, were arrested in early morning raids across Italy. Police burst into the home of the group's suspected spiritual leader, in the northern city of Bergamo, a video released by them showed.
Though the 18 suspects were plotting attacks mainly in their native countries, phone taps suggest the Vatican was also a target, said Mauro Mura, chief prosecutor of the Sardinian city of Cagliari, where the group had its headquarters.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A top Nepalese official says at least 688 people have died in the massive earthquake that struck outside Kathmandu.
Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal says that the death toll is almost certain to rise following Saturday's quake.
The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 struck before noon and was most severely felt in the capital as well as the densely populated Kathmandu Valley. A magnitude-6.6 aftershock hit about an hour later, and smaller aftershocks continued to ripple through the region for hours.
Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.6 Date-Time 25 Apr 2015 06:45:2125 Apr 2015 12:30:21 near epicenter25 Apr 2015 01:45:21 standard time in your timezone Location 28.193N 84.865E Depth 14 km Distances 49 km (30 mi) E of Lamjung, Nepal69 km (43 mi) NW of Kirtipur, Nepal70 km (43 mi) NW of Kathmandu, Nepal70 km (43 mi) NE of Bharatpur, Nepal72 km (45 mi) NW of Patan, Nepal Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.8 km; Vertical 3.1 km Parameters Nph = 136; Dmin = 633.1 km; Rmss = 1.17 seconds; Gp = 16°
Version = Event ID us 2000292y
Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 7.5 Date-Time 25 Apr 2015 06:11:2525 Apr 2015 11:56:26 near epicenter25 Apr 2015 01:11:25 standard time in your timezone Location 28.165N 84.725E Depth 11 km Distances 35 km (22 mi) E of Lamjung, Nepal60 km (37 mi) NNE of Bharatpur, Nepal75 km (47 mi) E of Pokhara, Nepal76 km (47 mi) NW of Kirtipur, Nepal77 km (48 mi) NW of Kathmandu, Nepal Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.5 km; Vertical 4.0 km Parameters Nph = 117; Dmin = 1251.7 km; Rmss = 1.08 seconds; Gp = 35°
Version = Event ID us 20002926
Friday, April 24, 2015
Version = Event ID us 200028ue
Monday, April 20, 2015
M6.5 - TAIWAN REGION
Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.5 Date-Time 20 Apr 2015 12:00:0120 Apr 2015 20:00:02 near epicenter20 Apr 2015 07:00:01 standard time in your timezone Location 24.052N 122.514E Depth 38 km
Distances 67 km (42 mi) SW of Yonakuni, Japan Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 5.8 km; Vertical 5.5 km Parameters Nph = 194; Dmin = 68.5 km; Rmss = 0.91 seconds; Gp = 34°
Version = Event ID us 200027ru
, INDONESIA Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.0 Date-Time 20 Apr 2015 09:05:3120 Apr 2015 16:05:32 near epicenter20 Apr 2015 04:05:31 standard time in your timezone Location 5.733S 102.489E Depth 10 km Distances 160 km (99 mi) WSW of Kuripan, Indonesia208 km (129 mi) SSW of Pagaralam, Indonesia215 km (133 mi) S of Bengkulu, Indonesia243 km (151 mi) SSW of Lahat, Indonesia485 km (301 mi) W of Jakarta, Indonesia Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.5 km; Vertical 1.8 km Parameters Nph = 91; Dmin = 160.5 km; Rmss = 1.55 seconds; Gp = 40°
Version = Event ID us 200027rc
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Space Weather Message Code: WARK06 Serial Number: 262 Issue Time: 2015 Apr 15 1407 UTC
WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected Valid From: 2015 Apr 15 1405 UTC Valid To: 2015 Apr 15 1900 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.
Friday, April 10, 2015
"...Apparently, Erdogan and his followers believe that he is not just the "supreme leader" who cannot be criticized; there is an even more worrying side of literal worship to Erdogan among his pious supporters.
...As Turkish columnist Mustafa Akyol reminded readers in a recent article, a government deputy declared in 2011 that "even touching Erdogan is a form of worship," and in 2014 another government deputy proclaimed that Erdogan "carries all the attributes of Allah in himself.
Akyol writes that a recent book, "Recep Tayyip Erdogan: The Sun of the Age," proudly refers to the president as "an idol for our youth," which would sound bizarre, if not heretical, to the average Islamist. "Such views, heretical from a traditional Islamic perspective, were criticized and ridiculed by Erdogan's opponents, but he conspicuously said nothing," Akyol comments.
Erdogan, who has never hidden his appreciation for praise and rigid intolerance of criticism, may be happy for being portrayed as "The Sun of the Age," or by being associated with Allah. He probably believes that he possesses near-holy qualities gifted to him by Allah for the advancement of Islam as a political ideology, both in Turkey and in the former Ottoman lands"
Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06 Serial Number: 337
Issue Time: 2015 Apr 10 0546 UTC ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2015 Apr 10 0544 UTC Synoptic Period UTC Active Warning: Yes NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The reprieve provided by surgery and life as a woman was only temporary. Hidden deep underneath the make-up and female clothing was the little boy hurt by childhood trauma, and he was making himself known.
It was a pivotal scene. A mom was brushing a boy’s long hair, the boy slowly turned his head to look at her. In a tentative voice, he asked, “Would you love me if I were a boy?” The mom was raising her boy to become a trans-girl.
In that split second, I was transported back to my childhood. I remembered my grandmother standing over me, guiding me, dressing me in a purple chiffon dress. The boy in that glowing documentary about parents raising transgender kids dared to voice a question I always wanted to ask. Why didn’t she love me the way I was?
I am haunted by that boy and his question. What will the trans-kids of 2015 be like sixty years from now? Documentaries and news stories only give us a snapshot in time. They are edited to romanticize and normalize the notion of changing genders and to convince us that enlightened parents should help their children realize their dreams of being the opposite gender.
I want to tell you my story. I want you to have the opportunity to see the life of a trans-kid, not in a polished television special, but across more than seven decades of life, with all of its confusion, pain, and redemption.
It wasn’t my mother but my grandmother who clothed me in a purple chiffon dress she made for me. That dress set in motion a life filled with gender dysphoria, sexual abuse, alcohol and drug abuse, and finally, an unnecessary gender reassignment surgery. My life was ripped apart by a trusted adult who enjoyed dressing me as a girl.
My mom and dad didn’t have any idea that when they dropped their son off for a weekend at Grandma’s that she was dressing their boy in girls’ clothes. Grandma told me it was our little secret. My grandmother withheld affirmations of me as a boy, but she lavished delighted praise upon me when I was dressed as a girl. Feelings of euphoria swept over me with her praise, followed later by depression and insecurity about being a boy. Her actions planted the idea in me that I was born in the wrong body. She nourished and encouraged the idea, and over time it took on a life of its own.
Obama calls for end to conversion
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for an end to psychiatric therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgender youth, the White House said.
The White House statement, written by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, is in response to a petition calling for Obama to back a law to ban conversion therapy, which is supported by some socially conservative organizations and religious doctors.
The petition was started following the suicide in December of 17-year-old transgender youth Leelah Alcorn, who died after her parents forced her to attend conversion therapy, pulled her out of school and isolated her in an attempt to change her gender identity.
"The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm," Jarrett said.
"As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors," she said.
The petition said that on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2014, Alcorn wrote a suicide note, posted it on Tumblr and then walked in front of a semi-trailer.
Friday, April 3, 2015
1 John 3:16
16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 18Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 21Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 23And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God,d and Gode in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
Muslim wholesale slaughter of Christians struck again on April 2 in Kenya. Gunmen from the Somali Islamic group, Al Shabaab—“the youth”—stormed Garissa University, singled out Christian students, and murdered them, some beheaded. A total of 147 people were killed in the attack—making this jihad more spectacular than the 2013 Al Shabaab attack on a Nairobi mall, which left 67 people dead (then, Islamic gunmen also singled out Christians for slaughter).
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.” (Joel 3:2)
A mystic rabbi living in southern Israel is urging all Jews to pray and repent as the third Blood Moon of a tetrad cycle approaches.
Rabbi Amram Vaknin, who similarly predicted the events of the Gaza flotilla and the Carmel forest fire in 2010, and Operations Pillar of Defense (2012) and Protective Edge (2014), warns that Israel is facing great judgment and potential danger at this time.
One of Rabbi Vaknin’s students, Gil Nachman, spoke to Breaking Israel News and, quoting the sage, explained that the numeric value of the Hebrew word for blood, dam, which is 44, alludes to the 44th president of the United States.
WATCH: Rabbi Vaknin Calling for Jewish Repentance
Vaknin predicted that the 44th president would bring bloodshed (dam) to the Jewish people. It should be noted that the rabbi made this prediction before President Barack Obama’s election to office.
Vaknin believes that only 44 plus one, or 45, can counter the danger represented by the blood moons. This, he says, is Adam, or Man, which in this case refers to the Messiah.
Rabbi Vaknin called for a day of prayer at the Western Wall this past Wednesday to encourage the arrival of the Messiah and the redemption of the Jewish people and the world.
According to their Facebook page, “In these critical times, Am Israel must join together to pray to Hashem to send us Mashiach Ben David!!!”
The repeated number four is also noteworthy, as in addition to the value of 44 and the four Blood Moons of the tetrad, this will be the shortest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting a mere four minutes, 44 seconds.
Rabbi Vaknin is not alone amongst Jews in associating the current tetrad with Jewish redemption. With the first and third Blood Moons in this current tetrad cycle coinciding with Passover, and the second and fourth with the Feast of Tabernacles, the connections to times of redemption run deep.
The Talmud states, “In [the Hebrew month of] Nisan our forefathers were redeemed from Egypt, and in Nisan we will be redeemed.” Likewise, the Feast of the Tabernacles is associated in Jewish tradition with the battle of Gog and Magog, the final war that is said to precede the final redemption and arrival of the Messiah.
Moreover, this year in Israel is a Sabbatical, or shmitta, year, a time in which the land of Israel is commanded to be left fallow. Yahadoot.net notes a statement by the Sages in the Talmud which says, “In the sixth [year there will be] voices [of war], in the seventh [there will be] war, and at the end of the shmitta, the [Messiah] son of Jesse will arrive.” Although the Talmud never states in which seven-year cycle in history this will be fulfilled, the website suggested that thus far, our modern period fits the description.
Israel prime minister set to convene meeting with senior ministers to discuss framework deal reached between world powers and Iran
Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, will convene a meeting with his senior cabinet ministers and security officials on Friday to discuss the draft agreement between Iran and world powers on Iran’s nuclear programme – a deal that Netanyahu has fiercely condemned as a “threat to Israel’s existence”.
It is becoming increasingly clear that Israeli tactics during the negotiations have left it marginalised and with seriously diminished leverage to alter the outcome if the deal is ratified at the end of June.
In a statement released in the early hours of Friday morning after Barack Obama called the Israeli PM to discuss the deal, Netanyahu said: “A deal that is based on this framework will threaten Israel’s existence … The alternative is to stand firmly and increase pressure on Iran until a better deal is reached.
“This deal would legitimise Iran’s nuclear programme, bolster Iran’s economy and increase Iran’s aggression and terror throughout the Middle East and beyond,” he said. “It would increase the risks of nuclear proliferation in the region and the risks of a horrific war.”
According to the Israeli prime minister’s office, during the phone conversation Netanyahu referred to comments made by a leader of the hardline Iranian Basij militia that “the destruction of Israel is non-negotiable”.
“In these fateful days Iran is accelerating the arming of its terror proxies to attack Israel,” Netanyahu added.
"...These coming BLOOD MOONS begin April 15, 2014 and end Sept. 28,2015.
NASA also tells us that the “fullest” view of this first BLOOD MOON will be seen across North and South America, Australia, and Pacifica at exactly 3:47 AM Eastern Standard Time the night of April 15,2014. This date will be easy to remember, it’s IRS tax day.
Now, even more RARE is the fact that the coming BLOOD MOONS will be occurring exactly to the day on 2 of the most special Holy Holidays (Feasts) of the Lord as described in Leviticus 23:2. Those being 2 consecutive Feasts of Passover and 2 consecutive Feasts of Tabernacles. The Feast of Passover marks the day when the Lord supernaturally enables the Exodus from Egypt of all the enslaved Jewish people and their leader Moses, some 3,500 years ago. The Feast of Tabernacles welcomes the Glory of God’s protection and the coming of his presence to all Jews and Gentiles alike.
Here’s the kicker. This amazing phenomenon of “BIBLICAL” BLOOD MOONS has occurred only 7 previous times in world history since 3000 BC."
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.0 Date-Time 2 Apr 2015 04:10:09 1 Apr 2015 16:10:09 near epicenter 1 Apr 2015 23:10:09 standard time in your timezone Location 17.799S 178.668W Depth 535 km Distances 257 km (159 mi) SE of Lambasa, Fiji415 km (257 mi) E of Nadi, Fiji859 km (533 mi) WSW of Apia, Samoa Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.6 km; Vertical 7.4 km Parameters Nph = 104; Dmin = 347.7 km; Rmss = 1.32 seconds; Gp = 43°
Version = Event ID us 10001t0z
Monday, March 30, 2015
M7.7 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 7.1 km; Vertical 5.5 km|
|Parameters||Nph = 134; Dmin = 75.7 km; Rmss = 0.99 seconds; Gp = 21°|
|Event ID||us 10001rvu|