The church can’t rely on others to defend faith

Aug 21, 2014 by

Tim Montgomerie   The Times Published at 12:01AM, August 21 2014 Politicians’ silence over the persecution of Christians has spurred Anglicans into standing up for religious freedom….. The seeds of serious persecution were only sown in this century by the rise of political Islam, much of it financed by our supposed allies, notably Saudi Arabia. Today, for example, the Saudis deny any meaningful freedom of worship. A notable beneficiary of some of the most sophisticated British military...

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South Sudanese church leaders: ‘The West has forgotten us’

Aug 21, 2014 by

South Sudanese church leaders: ‘The West has forgotten us’ Christian Today Published 20 August 2014  |   Carey Lodge Church leaders in South Sudan said yesterday that the world has turned its back on the war-torn nation and little is being done to help the millions in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Representatives from the Africa Inland Church, Episcopal Church of Sudan, Presbyterian Church of East Africa and the Pentecostal Church in South Sudan met in London yesterday to...

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Holiday

Aug 21, 2014 by

Posting on AM will be lighter than usual for the next few days due to holidays.   Normal service will be resumed, God willing, early next week.  

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As long as Obama spouts the fallacy that the Islamic State “speaks for no religion”, we ...

Aug 21, 2014 by

From Cranmer: It would appear that the barbaric Islamist who decapitated US journalist James Foley was a dude named John, probably from East London, who took a brief sojourn in Syria with his mates Mustafa and Aqueel in order to wage a bit of moderate Jihad against their smoking and drinking Ummah. But, you know Jihad: once bitten, never shy, never afraid, never wavering, and never averse to a bit of summary decapitation in the name of Mohammed for the glory of Allah, most gracious, most...

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Revisiting “The Silent Extermination of Iraq’s ‘Christian Dogs’”

Aug 21, 2014 by

by Raymond Ibrahim: Nearly three-and-a-half years ago, before the “Arab Spring” and the plight of Christians became much of a topic, I wrote a FrontPage article titled “The Silent Extermination of Iraq’s ‘Christian Dogs.’”  Revisiting it is useful, as it highlights some important points.  The article follows below in italics, with new observations interspersed in regular font: Last week [April, 2011] an Iraqi Muslim scholar issued a fatwa that, among other barbarities, asserts that “it is...

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Labour doesn’t value family life says Ed’s ex-aide: Party ‘should do more to suppo...

Aug 21, 2014 by

By Jack Doyle, Mailonline: Labour does not understand or appreciate the importance of family life, according to a former guru of Ed Miliband. In a highly critical interview, Maurice Glasman also said it was no surprise that religious people would be sceptical about the party’s policies. The academic claimed Labour had been ‘captured’ by an ‘aggressive public sector morality’ interested only in the individual and the collective. The comments will give fuel to pro-family groups who have attacked...

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Iraq crisis: UK faith leaders press Cameron for action on crimes against humanity

Aug 21, 2014 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: Jihadis plotting the “extermination” of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq could get away with crimes against humanity unless the British Government acts now, the leaders of the major faiths in the UK have warned. In a rare show of unity, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Zoroastrian leaders have issued a joint call to David Cameron to use the UK’s seat on the UN Security Council to begin the process of bringing war crimes prosecutions...

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‘Sick and twisted’: Down’s advocates, pro-life leaders slam Richard Dawkins’ abortion remarks...

Aug 21, 2014 by

By Dustin Siggins, LifeSite: Advocates on behalf of individuals with Down syndrome, as well as pro-life leaders, are slamming famed atheist Richard Dawkin’s statements made on Twitter earlier today that parents have a moral responsibility to abort babies diagnosed in utero with Down’s. During a shocking Twitter rant, Dawkins responded to questioners saying that it was “civilised” to abort Down Syndrome babies, and that it would be “immoral” to choose not to abort babies...

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ISIS is to America as Hamas is to Israel

Aug 21, 2014 by

By Alan M Dershowitz, Gatestone Institute: President Barack Obama has rightfully condemned the ISIS beheading of American James Foley in the strongest terms. This is what he said: “There has to be a common effort to extract this cancer so it does not spread. There has to be a clear rejection of the kind of a nihilistic ideologies. One thing we can all agree on is group like (ISIS) has no place in the 21st century. Friends and allies around the world, we share a common security a set of...

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Why the British jihadis fighting in Syria and Iraq are so vicious

Aug 21, 2014 by

By Shiraz Maher, Mailonline: The murder of American journalist James Foley has further exposed the terrifying role played by British-born radicals in the barbaric jihadist movement. What is so disturbing is not just the scale of their involvement — with more than 500 British Muslims now estimated to be fighting for the extremists in Syria and Iraq — but also the depths of their violence. It is no exaggeration to say that the British militants are among the most vicious and vociferous of the...

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We have the anti-Semites we deserve

Aug 20, 2014 by

By Cristina Odone, Telegraph: Sainsbury’s throws out its kosher food. Muslim parents are accused of turning state schools into madrasas. Christians lose a high court bid to challenge a Transport for London ban on their 2012 advert that read, “Not gay! Ex-gay, post-gay and Proud!” This is not on a par with the Islamic State’s persecution of Christians in northern Iraq. But the West should stop pretending outrage at the bigots it has spawned. With stealthy determination its...

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David Cameron: I want more gay couples to adopt children

Aug 20, 2014 by

By Scott Roberts, Pink News: The Prime Minister has said “prejudice” should not stop gay couples getting in the way of adopting children. David Cameron made the remarks in a speech this week on marriage at the Royal College of GPs. He said: “When there are children in need of a loving family, and gay couples with so much love to give, we should not allow prejudice to stand in the way of progress for our children or for our wider society. “That sends a powerful message about who we are as a...

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Christian Singer Vicky Beeching Appeals to God’s Love to Justify Her Lesbianism

Aug 20, 2014 by

By Robert A J Gagnon, Christian Post: I had not previously heard of Vicky Beeching but she was celebrated a couple of days ago in a slanted interview from a British newspaper The Independent for “coming out” as a self-affirmed lesbian (“Vicky Beeching, Christian rock star ‘I’m gay. God loves me just the way I am’” Aug. 13). Judging from the interview, this attractive and sympathetic 35-year-old remains spiritually impoverished in her theological...

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Who Will Stand Up for the Christians?

Aug 20, 2014 by

By Ronald S Lauder, New York Times: WHY is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths ofPalestinians who have been used as human shields by Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls Gaza. The United Nations has held inquiries and focuses its anger on Israel for defending itself against that same terrorist organization. But the barbarous slaughter of...

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British extremists among ‘most vicious’ in Isis, expert says

Aug 20, 2014 by

From The Guardian: British extremists are among the “most vicious and vociferous fighters” in Islamic State (Isis) ranks in Syria and Iraq, a jihadism expert has said. Sunni Muslims from the UK are taking part in the conflicts “in every way”, according to Shiraz Maher from King’s College London’s International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. That includes acting as suicide bombers and executioners, he told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme on...

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