- Sri Lanka militants set off bombs during raid, killing 15
According to a 27 April 2019 article at the Christian Broadcasting Network, the terrorists who killed over 250 and wounded over 500 also rigged bombs to explode when police came to raid them.
Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country’s east, leaving behind a grisly discovery Saturday: 15 bodies, including six children.
The gunbattle that began Friday night and the carnage that followed come amid widespread fear of more attacks as officials hunt for militants with explosives believed to still be at large after the coordinated bombings of churches and luxury hotels that killed more than 250 nearly a week ago.
Raids and police curfews have shut down areas of eastern Sri Lanka, and Catholic leaders have canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely. Officials also urged Muslims to stay home for prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship.
The gunfight came after police tipped off soldiers about a suspected safe house near the town of Sammanthurai, where authorities said the militants detonated three explosions and opened fire.
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said that some of the dead likely were militants who blew themselves up in suicide bombings. Earlier, the military said at least one civilian had been killed in the attack.
(Read more at Christian Broadcasting Network)
So it was not bad enough that the Islamists killed 359 Christians and wounded over 500 at 5 churches and several hotels, now they have to kill an additional 15 people (including children)?
As you may have noticed, this has gone unreported in the mainstream media. I guess it doesn’t fit their pro-Sharia agenda.
- Man plotted to bomb white-supremacist rally, retaliating for New Zealand mosque attacks, feds say
A 29 April 2019 Washington Post article outlines how Islamic convert Mark Domingo planned to kill both Jews and White Supremacists.
An Army veteran who allegedly planned to bomb a Los Angeles-area white-supremacist rally has been arrested and his plot foiled, authorities said Monday.
Officials identified the man as Mark Steven Domingo, 26, a recent convert to Islam who, they said, was seeking revenge for the March massacres at two New Zealand mosques that left 50 people dead. The FBI had been tracking the California resident for weeks, law enforcement said, and he had spoken to a confidential informant about other possible attacks against Jews, police officers, churches and the famed Santa Monica Pier, a local landmark and tourist destination.
He wanted to cause “mass casualties,” authorities said.
“The criminal case outlines a chilling terrorism plot that developed over the past two months and targeted innocent Americans,” Nicola T. Hanna, U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, said in a Monday news conference.
(Read more at the Washington Post)
For what little anyone heard of this guy through the press, it seems counter-narrative (at least for the mainstream press) to say one word about him. He’s Islamic. He wanted to attack White Nationalists and he wanted to kill Jews.
Now, if he had pulled off an attack against a mosque, we would be hearing about this for weeks.
- Shooting at California synagogue kills 1, wounds 3
A 27 April 2019 Christian Broadcasting Network article gives just the bare facts about the synagogue attack in San Diego.
A 19-year-old man armed with a rifle opened fire inside a synagogue near San Diego as worshippers celebrated the last day of Passover, killing a woman and wounding three people Saturday, authorities said.
The man, whose name was not released, fled in a car and called 911 shortly afterward to say he was involved in the shooting at Chabad of Poway, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit told reporters.
When an officer reached the man on a roadway, “the suspect pulled over, jumped out of his car with his hands up and was immediately taken into custody,” Nisleit said.
The officer found an AR-type rifle in the front passenger seat.
San Diego County Sheriff William Gore said at a news conference that he had no details on motive. Authorities say they were reviewing copies of his social media posts.
There was no known threat after the man was detained, but authorities boosted patrols at places of worship as a precaution, Nisleit said.
The shooting came exactly six months since a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue killed 11 people in the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.
(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)
Sadly, even almost a week after the attack, it seems that just the bare facts have been released about the attack and attacker. Why?
- One Dead, Several Injured In San Diego Synagogue Shooting
In s 27 April 2019 Daily Caller article, we get scant other details.
Several worshipers were injured at a synagogue in San Diego, California during a shooting on Saturday.
At least four victims have reportedly been hospitalized, and one is dead, according to police. Among the victims was the Rabbi who was holding the service. He and two others remain in stable condition.
The suspect is a 19-year-old man who used an AR-15 style weapon, entered the synagogue, and was engaged by an off-duty border patrol agent, according to police.
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San DiegoSheriff Bill Gore tweeted earlier Saturday that his department had detained a suspect and said that the victims had been transported to Palomar Medical Center.
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(Read more at the Daily Caller)
Is it possible that law enforcement officials are tracking a larger plot? If so, only time will tell. However, I suspect that the suspect just does not fit the narrative that most of the mainstream media wants to pursue. While the Daily Caller may be able to unearth details released in tweets that the rest of the media ignores, we don’t have a Woodward and Bernstein digging into anything these days. (Not that they didn’t try to manufacture something with the Russian collusion tripe.)
- Poway Rabbi: President Trump Was So Gracious, Generous, Comforting
In a 29 April 2019 Real Clear Politics article, a narrative that you will never hear for more than a blip on the mainstream media leaked out.
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, a survivor from the shooting on Saturday at the Chabad synagogue in Poway, California talks to MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt about his phone call with President Trump.
“He was so gracious and generous with his words. Exceedingly comforting to me, my community. He spoke to me like a friend, like a buddy,” Rabbi Goldstein said.
“And we spoke about anti-Semitism. And I asked him, Mr. President, what are you doing about anti-Semitism in the United States of America? And he was very generous in explaining that he has made it as a priority.”
“He said, listen, I have a son-in-law who’s Jewish, a daughter that’s Jewish, I have grandchildren that are Jewish. I love Israel, we’re going to do whatever we can to protect the Jewish people of the United States of America and abroad,” he said.
(Read more and see the accompanying video at Real Clear Politics)
I am surprised that MSNBC allowed this to air and be recorded by our friends at Real Clear Politics. This was a real fluke.
- Key findings on the global rise in religious restrictions
On 21 June 2018, Pew Research issued a report on religious restrictions.
Restrictions on religion increased around the world in 2016, according to Pew Research Center’s ninth annual study on global restrictions on religion. This is the second year in a row that overall restrictions on religion – whether the result of government actions or by individuals or societal groups – increased in the 198 countries included in the study.
Here are some of the key findings from the new report:
- More than a quarter (28%) of countries had “high” or “very high” levels of government restrictions on religion in 2016, an increase from 25% the year before. …
- The share of countries with “high” or “very high” levels of social hostilities involving religion remained stable at 27%. …
- A growing share of the incidents of government restrictions or social hostilities in 2016 involved political parties or social groups espousing nationalist positions. …
- Overall, the number of countries where various religious groups were harassed either by governments or social groups increased in 2016. …
- Among the 25 most populous countries in the world, Egypt, Russia, India, Indonesia and Turkey had the highest overall levels of religious restrictions. …
(Read more at the Pew Research report)
I am thankful that Pew Research has done the leg work to find out how religious people are being repressed worldwide. However, it seems that Pew must be under politically-correct pressure, since you have to drill down into their numbers to see the extent of the acts. Additionally, because the regimes that oppress Christians also oppress other religions (including other sects of Islam for the Middle-Eastern oppressors), the overall picture becomes somewhat blurred.
- Pew study confirms worldwide Christian persecution
A 7 June 2018 OneNewsNow article shows how the Pew Research report was construed to minimize an increase on attacks on Christians.
While the latest Pew Research Center study confirms what many advocates for persecuted Christians around the world already know – that hostility towards believers is on the rise – the report also finds that harassment of Muslims was nearly on the same level.
The latest study reveals that in 2016, Christian groups were harassed in 144 nations, up from 128 the year before.
This is the ninth annual study conducted by Pew, which reports that China leads the world in government-sponsored restrictions on religious faith, while India leads in social hostilities.
Faith McDonnell, with the Institute on Religion & Democracy, says this is helpful information because Pew is a reputable organization and people are likely to dismiss Christian claims of persecution.
“So it’s good,” she says, “to have a secular group that studies these restrictions on religion.”
(Read more at OneNewsNow)
While this Christian-focused outlet does help, it cannot counter balance the effects of the mainstream media and their bias..
- FBI hate crime statistics show anti-Semitic attacks (not anti-Muslim attacks) lead among religiously-motivated hate crimes in the US
Although this resource is not a story, it is something that the FBI releases every year — telling us what hate crimes were committed nationwide two years ago across our nation. Therefore, this annual report acts as a barometer of our ability to function as a pluralistic society.
Thence, it remains a good idea for us to consider the ramifications of the FBI‘s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program and its statistics for 2017 (the most current report as of April 2019).
Religious bias (Based on Table 1.)
Of the 1,749 victims of anti-religious hate crimes:
- 58.1 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Jewish bias.
- 18.6 percent were victims of anti-Islamic (Muslim) bias.
- 4.3 percent were victims of anti-Catholic bias.
- 3.3 percent were victims of bias against groups of individuals of varying religions (anti-multiple religions, group).
- 2.3 percent were victims of anti-Protestant bias.
- 1.8 percent were victims of anti-Other Christian bias.
- 1.5 percent were victims of anti-Eastern Orthodox (Russian, Greek, Other) bias.
- 1.5 percent were victims of anti-Sikh bias.
- 0.9 percent (15 individuals) were victims of anti-Hindu bias.
- 0.9 percent (15 individuals) were victims of anti-Mormon bias.
- 0.7 percent (13 individuals) were victims of anti-Jehovah’s Witness bias.
- 0.7 percent (12 individuals) were victims of anti-Buddhist bias.
- 0.5 percent (8 individuals) were victims of anti-Atheist/Agnostic bias.
- 4.9 percent were victims of bias against other religions (anti-other religion).
To those who attack Jews in America, please answer these questions and consider the accompanying solutions:
- Are you doing it because you need attention?
If so, please consider buying a bullhorn and standing on the corner rather than attacking others.
- Do you feel that Jews are controlling your world?
Save up $150 and join a stock trading club or a local real estate investment club. Work, not pushing other people down, will get you out of the doldrums of debt.
- Are you attacking Jews because you think that God has abandoned them?
If you are an ill-informed Christian, consider Romans 11:1-12. Also, consider that Jesus was a Jew and his disciples were Jews. Although Jesus was put on trial by the Jewish ruling council, Gentiles had a hand in killing Jesus.
If you are of a religious persuasion that advocates persecution of Jews because they teach that Jews have lost favor with God, what proof do you have that you have not lost favor with God? Consider finding a more loving and faithful God.
And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed. (Genesis 12:3 NASB)
- Joy Behar says Trump is ‘the culprit’ in wake of synagogue shooting, as other media points finger at president
As reported by Fox News in a 30 April 2019 article, Joy Behar (who proclaimed Christians mentally-ill if they prayed and who never has condemned Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib) blamed President Trump for the Saturday on the California synagogue.
Anti-Trump TV host Joy Behar has shockingly referred to the president as “the culprit” behind the deadly California synagogue shooting.
During Monday’s “The View“, the panel discussed the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on Saturday as worshipers were celebrating the last day of Passover, killing a woman and injuring three others.
“I want to say something about Trump. Last week Biden introduced a video where he brought up Charlottesville. We all saw that. It was very well done. It reminded me we’re losing the soul of America,” Behar said, referencing the show’s recent interview with former Vice President Joe Biden.
“The next day Donald Trump defends Charlottesville once again. Says that these people were historians they were more interested in Robert E. Lee then the fact that they were saying ‘Jews will not replace us,’ they were just historians.”
“Then on Saturday in the morning this assault on the synagogue. Then Saturday afternoon ‘our hearts are with the victims.’ He talks out of both sides of his mouth,” she continued.
“He’s provocative. He gives dog whistles constantly to these people. Then Kellyanne goes out there and defends him and says ‘no no no,’ and he is like ‘no no no.’ Take responsibility for your actions. Mr. President, you are the culprit.”
There is no reason for anyone to watch these opinionated idiots. They need to be off the air..
- New York Times publishes anti-Semitic cartoon before Saturday synagogue attack
Then the NYT offers two apologies
As we find in a 30 April 2019 Fox News article, the New York Times has had to face up to its anti-Semitism recently.
After apologizing over the weekend for publishing a syndicated cartoon with “anti-Semitic tropes” in its depiction of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump, The New York Times was criticized again Monday over yet another caricature of Netanyahu.
Dan Senor, a former Pentagon aide and advisor to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, called out the “paper of record” for printing another anti-Netanyahu cartoon, this time depicting him as a blind Moses-like figure holding a tablet with the Israeli flag on it instead of the Ten Commandments
“Wait…the @nytimes featured ANOTHER Netanyahu cartoon? This one AFTER the Thursday cartoon depicting Netanyahu as a dog? Am I reading this right? Is the Times obsessed with Israel’s prime minister?” Senor tweeted.
The cartoon appears to have been published this weekend in the international edition of the paper, the same edition that printed Thursday’s cartoon.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on the Times to take “immediate action” over the new cartoon.
“This is insensitive, inappropriate, and offensive. It shows once again that the @NYTimes needs to educate its staff about #antiSemitism. We call on them to take immediate action,” Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted Monday.
“Confounded & shocked by another terrible decision by @NYT. As our nation is grieving the deadly attack in #Poway, how did a cartoon like this make it into their paper…again?! We need answers!” Jason Greenblatt tweeted.
Requests for comment were not immediately returned by the Times.
The New York Times Opinion section issued a second apology Sunday over a cartoon of President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which had been criticized.
At one time, the NYT was a source of news with a dollop of opinion. Now, it is a source of opinion (usually anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, and anti-American) with a dollop of news.
- Christian Persecution by the Numbers
In a 16 January 2019 article at Open Doors, this organization lays out the degree of persecution that Christians across the world face.
In a year
(from October 31, 2017 to November 1, 2018)
The 2019 World Watch List report is based on comprehensive and investigative research of 150 countries where Christians are persecuted for their faith. Each year, our research reveals telling numbers and statistics that give us a glimpse at the depth, prevalence and widespread reach of the persecution believers endure.
Below, we share a quick glance at the numbers during the 2019 reporting period (from Oct. 31, 2017, to November 1, 2018). But by no means do the numbers tell the full story. Each fact and figure represent real people with real lives, families, jobs, churches—fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters—who every day make the dangerous choice to believe in and trust Jesus.
245 Million: In the top 50 World Watch List countries alone, 245 million Christians in the world experience high levels of persecution for their choice to follow Christ.
1 in 9: Christians worldwide experience high levels of persecution
14%: The rise in the number of Christians in the top 50 countries on the 2019 World Watch List (WWL) who experience high levels of persecution. (from the 2018 reporting period to 2019’s)
4,136: Christians killed for faith-related reasons in the top 50 WWL countries.
2,625: Christians detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned in the top 50 WWL countries.
1,266: churches or Christian buildings attacked in the top 50 WWL countries.
11: Christians killed every day for their faith, in the top 50 WWL countries.
(Read more at Open Doors)
Even with the 300+ who died in Islamic attacks on Easter, most people probably did not hear of this bit of news. That bit of non-reporting just shows the media’s bias.
- Nigerian Muslim Militants Kill 120 Christians in Three Weeks
A 16 March 2019 Breitbart article points out how villages have been wiped out from Nigeria while we slept.
The recent death toll of Christians in Nigeria has reached 120 with this week’s slaughter of more than 50 by Fulani Muslim militants in the Kaduna state of Nigeria, the Christian Post reported.
The Fulani jihadists, who have become a greater threat to Nigerian Christians than the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, stormed the villages of Inkirimi, Dogonnoma, and Ungwan Gora in the Kajuru Local Government Area last Monday, destroying 143 homes, killing 52 people, and wounding dozens more.
The assailants reportedly split into three groups, the first of which fired upon the people, the second set fire to buildings, and the third chased down people fleeing from the scene. Victims of the assault included women and children.
Monday’s incident followed an attack the day before in the Ungwan Barde village in Kajuru, where 17 Christians were killed and dozens of homes were burned.
In the first week of March, Muslim extremists massacred more than 30 Christians in Karamar village, setting fire to several houses and a church. The terrorists reportedly shot at families trying to escape the fire, killing 32.
The spate of recent attacks against communities has taken place within the predominantly Christian Adara chiefdom of southern Kaduna.
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the Kajuru Local Government Area to try to contain the violence.
In late February, militants attacked the Maro village, killing 38 Christians and torching homes as well as a Christian church.
(Read more at Breitbart)
God help our Christian family in Africa. The only way the American media would report on Africa would be if there were mass carnage that they could blame on Christians.