Sep 20 2014

Prayer too Sacred to share

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“The highest kind of prayer is too sacred to share with any one but God. It is profoundly instructive to study the life of the Lord Jesus to find how often He went apart to pray.

He could not let His most beloved disciples share His prayers. And this not only because the relation in which they stood to the Father was different from that in which He stood, but because His prayers were too deep, too sacred for them to know.

When we have learned to agonize in prayer we will not tell our neighbours that we have learned it. But, although we say nothing of it, its influence WILL BE FELT.

It will inevitably touch our public prayers with a tenderness, and a yearning, and a pleading power each as they never had before. – George H.C. MacGregor.

Going apart to pray, means separating one’s self from one’s work, duties, service, for a time, for the special purpose of being much in prayer

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Sep 20 2014

Seven Minutes in September

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 5:59 pm

From American Thinker.Com

It just does not stop: On thursday afternoon, I received seven emails in seven minutes, detailing dozens of cases of recent black mob violence all around the country. Many on video.

Let’s take a tour of seven minutes in September, starting in Cincinnati. A bus full of black students beat two sisters, on video, on the way home from school. A few days before that, another bus full of black people beat, then robbed a white man after a Labor Day party. Then they stole a bike. All the time laughing. All of it on high-definition video.

And every story, every YouTube video produces at least one person to say ‘oh yeah, that has been happening here a lot.’

How about Dayton: Every six months city leaders put on the “Urban Nights” festival in an attempt to persuade the suburbanites the downtown is fun — and safe. Every six months, large groups of black people disrupt the party with fighting, mayhem and property destruction.

Last weekend, even the chief of police had to break out the pepper spray to quell a disturbance at Urban Nights. Not to worry, regular large-scale fighting is not that big of a deal, says the chief. And, besides, said a local business leader, “the last thing we want is for people to say I’m not coming downtown.”

That is just about the most truth we can expect from business, political and media leaders in Dayton or anywhere else when it comes to black mob violence and how they minimize, ignore, and condone it.

The same email contained details about large-scale black mob violence that closed the Montgomery County fair just a few miles outside of Dayton just a few days before that. A group of black activists called the Street SoulJahz say they have the solution – more programs to give the kids something to do.

Which is problematic because people involved in black mob violence always look like they are already having such a good time.

How about Antioch, in the San Francisco Bay area: Black mob violence involving hundreds of people at a local shopping center near a school is now so intense and so frequent that McDonald’s and Taco Bell are closing their doors when a nearby school lets out.

The police chief in Antioch said breaking up large-scale violence is not his job. After all, he said, the disturbance happened on private property, and that makes it the property owner’s job. Who said the school should take care of it? Who said the police were responsible …

And oh yeah: It’s been happening a long time. On video.

Said one scribe in the local press: “Since 2005 when volumes of Section 8 families moved to Antioch from Oakland and Richmond, the city suddenly became a dangerous city where not only at nights but at days we dare not to walk on streets or even parking lots without bringing a gun!! It is ridiculous!!”

An Oakland fireman recently said a white police officer detained him because of racism that makes white people feel “threatened by black people.” The day after his complaint, video from the cop’s camera showed the fireman was treated with deference and respect after the 40 seconds it took to eliminate him as a suspect in a burglary.

That was just one of at least three recent cases of false allegations of police racism and abuse, all caught on video, also in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon.

I get a lot of emails from England, like the one a few months ago where a London night club owner said regular and intense black mob violence was responsible for closing down his night club — and 15 others over the last six months.

These are not the ‘pull up a stool and ask Charlie for a cold one’ kind of night clubs. Rather, these are the multi-story, glittering, upscale experiences where Puff Diddy or whatever his name is now will sell you a bottle of vodka for $150.

This latest episode of black mob violence was not that widespread, but more dramatic nonetheless: A black mob threatened police officers with violence as they tried to subdue a black suspect. One of the mob posted the video on his Facebook page with a message to his “New York homies” that police brutality against black people had now crossed the Atlantic. Judge for yourself: Its on video.

In Kansas City, Kansas, police spend more time at the schools than many of the students. In the latest video, a black student punches a girl in the face. Another student says violence is so widespread in this predominantly black school that now even the teachers are afraid.

And oh yeah, that has been happening there a long time.

In Brooklyn, a large group of black people fought, created mayhem and defied police outside the gleaming new Barclay’s Center.  No: I do not know what they were doing there other than hurling N-bombs at cops and laughing at the carnage. You figure it out: It’s on video.

In Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, 60 black people fought each other, police and school officials. That’s about it, really, other than, oh yeah, its been happening there a long time.

In a St. Louis suburb, a large group of black people have been fighting, destroying property, creating mayhem and generally threatening the well-being of this otherwise safe and calm and quite middle-class neighborhood. The center of the mob’s attention: Basketball courts that residents now want to replace with shuffle board courts.

A black reporter dutifully asked a local politician if he is racist for even considering removing these recreational opportunities for under-served youth. He meekly answered no.

Also in St. Louis, in nearby Ferguson, the same school district that birthed the newest poster boy for the war on black people in America — Michael Brown — suspended 20 percent of the students in two black schools, including Brown’s alma mater, where they recently observed a minute of silence in his honor at a football game. The coach said he hoped it would restore normalcy to the school.

Last year, a reporter at the Fox affiliate talked with a teacher who described what normal looks like at Ferguson schools: Constant chaos. Constant violence, now spilling over in attacks on teachers. And oh yeah, that has been happening there a long time, said the reporter, as he rifled through a stack of papers documenting recent incidents.

But to the present, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was ready with an explanation for the recent bulk removal of black students from black classrooms in the soon to be re-named Michael Brown Memorial High School (OK, I made up that part) in Ferguson: The white teachers were to blame.

“Many new teachers are white and previously taught in more affluent suburban schools,” explained the paper. “Some are struggling to connect with their students, most of whom are black and come from impoverished backgrounds.”

The penalty for not “connecting” is taunting, harassment and violence so bad that many white teachers quit St. Louis-area schools after the first day of classes.

And oh yeah, that’s been happening there a long time — with many cases documented in that scintillating bestseller: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.

Finally in Ferguson, hundreds of black people showed up at a city council meeting to accuse white public officials of racism. And to demand the indictment and conviction of the white police officer who shot Michael Brown.

And if that did not happen, they promised there would be more black mob violence, even greater than before.

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Sep 20 2014

Taken For Granted

Tag: Marriage/CouplesSage @ 5:36 pm

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Each of us has a heartfelt need to be honored and respected. All too often, however, we take our spouses for granted at home. Is it any wonder that so many mothers hold down jobs in the workplace today? Many work for financial reasons, but some do so to find the recognition and praise they don’t get from their mates. Could this also be why many men spend excessive hours at work—to receive from colleagues the accolades that they don’t get at home?

Your partner is a jack‐of‐all‐trades who brings a host of skills to your

marriage: provider, short‐order cook, nurse, counselor, financial planner, gardener, arbiter of sibling disputes, spiritual leader, comforter, and much more. We encourage you to show your appreciation for these talents and services. Tell your wife how much you enjoy her cooking. Send your husband to work with a note praising him for his good judgment with the family budget. In front of guests, compliment her taste in home decor and his wise guidance of the children.

If we don’t make our mate feel honored and respected, we may find our partner looking for recognition somewhere else.

Just between us…

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What couple do we know who is an example to us of honoring each other?

Do we honor each other well?

What opportunities to bestow honor have we missed?

Have we sought recognition elsewhere because we weren’t receiving enough at home?

Heavenly Father, forgive us for any self-centeredness or lack of consideration in our marriage. Please teach us to make honoring our spouse a reflex action, not a begrudging afterthought. Amen.

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Sep 20 2014

Discovering God’s Design: A Land of Milk and Honey

Tag: Infinite GodSage @ 5:29 pm

A Land of Milk and Honey
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God’s promise to Moses on behalf of the people must have sounded
larger-than-life: it was “a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey” (Ex 3:8 [show/hide]ERROR: You have exceeded your quota of 5000 requests per day. Please contact the developer of this application if you have questions. (If you're the developer and have questions about this error message, please contact Crossway.)
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)—a place fairly oozing with the best of creation’s bounty.
God was indeed planning to bless his people abundantly.

God still provides for his own, both corporately (his church) and individually, although not always in a material sense. David reflects, “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread” (Ps 37:25 [show/hide]ERROR: You have exceeded your quota of 5000 requests per day. Please contact the developer of this application if you have questions. (If you're the developer and have questions about this error message, please contact Crossway.)
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). It might be easy to dismiss David’s claim based on the fact that faithful followers of Christ have starved to death in large numbers over the centuries. So, at the very least, we must beware of blithely suggesting that God will always provide a minimal amount of material provision in this life.

Christian financial stewardship leader Howard Dayton reflects on God’s promise to provide for our needs:

“But seek first [his kingdom] and his righteousness, and all these things [food and clothing] will be [given] to you” (Mt 6:33). In Genesis 22:14 [show/hide]ERROR: You have exceeded your quota of 5000 requests per day. Please contact the developer of this application if you have questions. (If you're the developer and have questions about this error message, please contact Crossway.)
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, God is spoken of as “Jehovah-jireh,” [the LORD Will Provide]. He takes care of his people, and he does not need a prosperous economy to provide for them. Each day he gave manna to the children of Israel during their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. Jesus fed 5,000 with only five loaves and two fish.

God is both predictable and unpredictable. He is absolutely predictable in his faithfulness to provide for our needs. What we cannot predict is how the Lord will provide. He uses various and sometimes surprising means of meeting our needs. Regardless of how he chooses to provide for our needs, he is utterly reliable.

Yet in our human condition, we are often plagued by fears that God might not come through for us. Pastor and author Andy Stanley reflects on the impact that this lack of trust has on our stewardship habits:

For many believers, cheerful giving has become fearful giving. We are not opposed to supporting God’s kingdom with our resources. And we’re really not greedy. But we are concerned. We’re concerned that if we don’t look after our own needs first, they might not get looked after at all.

Yet the testimony of Scripture, together with the experiences of millions of believers, sends a resounding response to our concerns. Any fear associated with giving to God’s kingdom is irrational. It’s on a par with a farmer who, out of fear of losing his seed, refuses to plant his fields. As absurd as that may sound, many of us are guilty of hoarding the financial seed that God intends to be sown for the harvest that is to come. And it’s all because of fear.

Think About It
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How do you reconcile God’s promise of provision with the reality of the poverty of so many faithful Christians in the world?

How do you see your own responsibility to those who are in need?

Do you ever doubt God’s provision in your own life? Why? What usually changes your mind when you’re feeling that way?

Pray About It
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Lord, I am blessed by you. Help me to live in a way that shows others my faith in you.

- Bible Gateway.Com

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Sep 20 2014

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon - 20th September

Tag: Verse of the DaySage @ 2:43 pm

Morning

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Gideon ordered his men to do two things: covering up a torch in an earthen pitcher, he bade them, at an appointed signal, break the pitcher and let the light shine, and then sound with the trumpet, crying, “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon! the sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!” This is precisely what all Christians must do. First, you must shine; break the pitcher which conceals your light; throw aside the bushel which has been hiding your candle, and shine. Let your light shine before men; let your good works be such, that when men look upon you, they shall know that you have been with Jesus. Then there must be the sound, the blowing of the trumpet. There must be active exertions for the ingathering of sinners by proclaiming Christ crucified. Take the gospel to them; carry it to their door; put it in their way; do not suffer them to escape it; blow the trumpet right against their ears. Remember that the true war-cry of the Church is Gideon’s watchword, “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!” God must do it, it is his own work. But we are not to be idle; instrumentality is to be used–”The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!” If we only cry, “The sword of the Lord!” we shall be guilty of an idle presumption; and if we shout, “The sword of Gideon!” alone, we shall manifest idolatrous reliance on an arm of flesh: we must blend the two in practical harmony, “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!” We can do nothing of ourselves, but we can do everything by the help of our God; let us, therefore, in his name determine to go out personally and serve with our flaming torch of holy example, and with our trumpet tones of earnest declaration and testimony, and God shall be with us, and Midian shall be put to confusion, and the Lord of hosts shall reign forever and ever.

Evening

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In the evening of the day opportunities are plentiful: men return from their labour, and the zealous soul-winner finds time to tell abroad the love of Jesus. Have I no evening work for Jesus? If I have not, let me no longer withhold my hand from a service which requires abundant labour. Sinners are perishing for lack of knowledge; he who loiters may find his skirts crimson with the blood of souls. Jesus gave both his hands to the nails, how can I keep back one of mine from his blessed work? Night and day he toiled and prayed for me, how can I give a single hour to the pampering of my flesh with luxurious ease? Up, idle heart; stretch out thy hand to work, or uplift it to pray; heaven and hell are in earnest, let me be so, and this evening sow good seed for the Lord my God.

The evening of life has also its calls. Life is so short that a morning of manhood’s vigour, and an evening of decay, make the whole of it. To some it seems long, but a four-pence is a great sum of money to a poor man. Life is so brief that no man can afford to lose a day. It has been well said that if a great king should bring us a great heap of gold, and bid us take as much as we could count in a day, we should make a long day of it; we should begin early in the morning, and in the evening we should not withhold our hand; but to win souls is far nobler work, how is it that we so soon withdraw from it? Some are spared to a long evening of green old age; if such be my case, let me use such talents as I still retain, and to the last hour serve my blessed and faithful Lord. By his grace I will die in harness, and lay down my charge only when I lay down my body. Age may instruct the young, cheer the faint, and encourage the desponding; if eventide has less of vigorous heat, it should have more of calm wisdom, therefore in the evening I will not withhold my hand.

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Sep 20 2014

The warrant of faith

Tag: Sermons - Charles SpurgeonSage @ 2:37 pm

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If we heartily trust our soul with Christ, our sins, through his blood, are forgiven, and his righteousness is imputed to us. The mere knowledge of these facts will not, however, save us, unless we really and truly trust our souls in the Redeemer’s hands. Faith must act in this wise: ‘I believe that Jesus came to save sinners, and therefore, sinner though I be, I rest myself on him; I know that his righteousness justifies the ungodly; I, therefore, though ungodly, trust in him to be my righteousness; I know that his precious blood in heaven prevails with God on the behalf of them that come unto him; and since I come unto him, I know by faith that I have an interest in his perpetual intercession.’ Now, I have enlarged the one thought of believing on God’s Son Jesus Christ. ‘Believing’ is most clearly explained by that simple word ‘trust.’ Believing is partly the intellectual operation of receiving divine truths, but the essence of it lies in relying upon those truths. I believe that, although I cannot swim, yonder friendly plank will support me in the flood; I grasp it, and am saved: the grasp is faith. I am promised by a generous friend that if I draw upon his banker, he will supply all my needs; I joyously confide in him, and as often as I am in want I go to the bank, and am

enriched: my going to the bank is faith. Thus faith is accepting God’s great promise, contained in the person of his Son. It is taking God at his word, and trusting in Jesus Christ as being my salvation, although I am utterly unworthy of his regard. Sinner, if you take Christ to be your Saviour this day, you are justified.

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–12). In his head he was convinced that God could do what he had promised (Romans 4:21 [show/hide]ERROR: You have exceeded your quota of 5000 requests per day. Please contact the developer of this application if you have questions. (If you're the developer and have questions about this error message, please contact Crossway.)
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); in his heart he trusted God (Romans 4:20 [show/hide]ERROR: You have exceeded your quota of 5000 requests per day. Please contact the developer of this application if you have questions. (If you're the developer and have questions about this error message, please contact Crossway.)
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); God accepted his trust and attributed righteousness to him (Romans 4:22 [show/hide]ERROR: You have exceeded your quota of 5000 requests per day. Please contact the developer of this application if you have questions. (If you're the developer and have questions about this error message, please contact Crossway.)
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). This is how we are to trust in the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 4:23 [show/hide]ERROR: You have exceeded your quota of 5000 requests per day. Please contact the developer of this application if you have questions. (If you're the developer and have questions about this error message, please contact Crossway.)
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–25). But is this what you mean by ‘faith’?

Sermon no. 531 / 20 September (1863) —   Charles Spurgeon

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Sep 20 2014

Things that accompany salvation

Tag: Sermons - Charles SpurgeonSage @ 2:33 pm

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The “things that accompany salvation” make a glorious march in the forefront of it— from election down to these precious opening buds of virtue in the sinner’s heart. What a godly array! Sure the angels do sometimes fly along in admiration, and see this long array that heralds salvation to the heart. And now comes the precious casket set with gems and jewels. It is of God-like workmanship; no hammer was ever lifted on it; it was smitten out and fashioned upon the anvil of eternal might, and cast in the mould of everlasting wisdom; but no human hand hath ever defiled it, and it is set with jewels so unutterably precious, that if heaven and earth were sold they could never buy another salvation! And who are those that are close around it? There are three sweet sisters that always have the custody of the treasure—you know them; their names are common in Scripture—Faith, Hope, and Love, the three divine sisters; these have salvation in their hearts and do carry it about with them in their loins. Faith, who lays hold on Christ, and trusts all in him; that ventures everything upon his blood and sacrifice, and has no other trust.

Hope, that with beaming eye looks up to Jesus Christ in glory, and expects him soon to come: looks downward, and when she sees grim death in her way, expects that she shall pass through with victory. And thou sweet Love, the sweetest of the three; she, whose words are music and whose eyes are stars; Love, also looks to Christ and is enamoured by him; loves him in all his offices, adores his presence, reverences his words; and is prepared to bind her body to the stake and die for him, who bound his body to the cross to die for her.

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). How well are you acquainted with them?

Sermon no. 152 / 20 September (1857) —   Charles Spurgeon

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Sep 20 2014

C.S. Lewis - From The Last Battle

Tag: C.S. Lewis: Mere ChristianitySage @ 2:30 pm

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[A] long valley opened ahead and great snow-mountains, now much nearer, stood up against the sky. “Further up and further in,” cried Jewel and instantly they were off again. They were out of Narnia now and up into the Western Wild which neither Tirian nor Peter nor even the Eagle had ever seen before. But the Lord Digory and the Lady Polly had. “Do you remember? Do you remember?”

they said—and said it in steady voices too, without panting, though the whole party was now running faster than an arrow flies.

“What, Lord?” said Tirian. “Is it then true, as stories tell, that you two journeyed here on the very day the world was made?”

“Yes,” said Digory, “and it seems to me as if it were only yesterday.”

“And on a flying horse?” asked Tirian. “Is that part true?”

“Certainly,” said Digory. But the dogs barked, “Faster, faster!” So they ran faster and faster till it was more like flying than running, and even the Eagle overhead was going no faster than they. And they went through winding valley after winding valley and up the steep sides of hills and, faster than ever, down the other side, following the river and sometimes crossing it and skimming across mountain lakes as if they were living speedboats, till at last at the far end of one long lake which looked as blue as a turquoise, they saw a smooth green hill. Its sides were as steep as the sides of a pyramid and round the very top of it ran a green wall: but above the wall rose the branches of trees whose leaves looked like silver and their fruit like gold.

“Further up and further in!” roared the Unicorn, and no one held back. They charged straight at the foot of the hill and then found themselves running up it almost as water from a broken wave runs up a rock out at the point of some bay. Though the slope was nearly as steep as the roof of a house and the grass was smooth as a bowling green, no one slipped. Only when they had reached the very top did they slow up; that was because they found themselves facing great golden gates. And for a moment none of them was bold enough to try if the gates would open. They all felt just as they had felt about the fruit—“Dare we? Is it right? Can it be meant for us?”

But while they were standing thus a great horn, wonderfully loud and sweet, blew from somewhere inside that walled garden and the gates swung open.

From The Last Battle

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Sep 20 2014

PJ Media: News Index - 20th September 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 2:26 pm

From PJ Media.Com

Featured Story
Ambassador Accused of Siding with Islamists in Egypt Now a Leader of ISIS Coalition Strategy
By Bridget Johnson

One of the point people at the helm of the State Department’s strategy against the Islamic State and coalition-building effort is the U.S. ambassador reviled in Egypt for cozying with the Muslim Brotherhood during the summer 2013 Tamarod protests.

PJ Media
Getting Real with Iran
By Joseph Raskas

Critics, both on the left and right of the ideological spectrum, claim President Obama has no foreign policy strategy. But they are wrong. The president has two strategies: One is lost and the other is out looking for it.


Crist Sees Women as Key to Ousting Scott in Florida
By Rod Kackley
Charlie Crist has many of the women in Florida in his pocket and he wants more.

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Ohio Teachers Threaten to Strike Over Being Forced into Obamacare Exchanges
By Paula Bolyard
Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, have issued notice they will strike beginning Friday, September 19, after they were unable to agree on terms of a new contract with the Reynoldsburg Board of Education.

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PJTV
Interview The NY Times Doesn’t Want You To See: David Limbaugh In Defense Of Jesus (Part 1)

David Limabugh’s new book, “Jesus on Trial,” is a lawyer’s take on The Gospel. But The New York Times has banished it from the best-sellers list even though enough copies have been sold to earn a spot on the list. Make sure you watch this must-see interview. Part 2 of this interview, available for members only, will be released on 9/22.


ZoNation — Obama Says ISIS Isn’t Islamic?!?
President Obama said it’s important not to lump ISIS in with Islam. It is a peaceful religion, the president says. See why Alfonzo Rachel doesn’t buy it on this new “ZoNation.”

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Trifecta — New Study: Obamacare Costs More, Offers Less Choice (Members Only)
Would more Americans turn against Obamacare if they knew that it brings less choice and higher prices? Get a look at the real bureaucratic picture on this members-only “Trifecta.”

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What you May Have Missed
Democrat Rep. Horsford Brags, Wants the IRS to Become Even More Heavy-Handed on 501(c)(4) Groups (Bryan Preston)
[VIDEO] Instavision: War on Men? Sexual Assault Hysteria Could Mean Fewer Male Students
Obama’s Counterpart In France Has Tanking Approval Ratings Too (Stephen Kruiser)
This is CNN (Ed Driscoll)
At Ease (Stephen Green)
Well, this explains a lot about the state of our workforce. (Helen Smith)
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Sep 20 2014

Jihad Watch: News Index - 20th September 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 2:17 pm

From Jihad Watch.Org

Four people tied to jihad groups arrested at US/Mexico border

Sep 19, 2014 11:38 pm | Robert Spencer

Jihadis have been entering the U.S. through the border with Mexico for years. In June 2014, Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) enunciated the concerns that increasing numbers of people have about jihadists exploiting our open Southern border when he said: “This jihadist group ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have promised direct confrontation with America. […]

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Robert Spencer in FrontPage Mag: Saudi Arabia’s Phony Anti-Terrorism Fatwa

Sep 19, 2014 11:12 pm | Robert Spencer

In FrontPage I discuss yet another exercise in deception and hypocrisy: It is a popular aspect of media mythmaking about the Islamic State that it is so extreme that even other “extremists” such as al-Qaeda shun and repudiate it. But this claim, like the many declarations by both Muslim and non-Muslim leaders that the Islamic […]

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Australia: Muslim leaders angered as imam is detained at airport

Sep 19, 2014 10:29 pm | Robert Spencer

The period for the hajj doesn’t start until October 2, but maybe he was going early. In any case, when a massive jihad terror plot is uncovered and 600 police are deployed for counter-terror raids in two cities, it is completely justifiable for Australian authorities to detain this imam if they had reasonable suspicion about […]

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France first country to join US airstrikes on Islamic State

Sep 19, 2014 09:57 pm | Robert Spencer

This is not going to accomplish much, and with the Americans arming Free Syrian Army jihadis against Islamic State jihadis, when the two groups have worked together, not much is going to be accomplished in this entire endeavor. “France becomes 1st country to join US airstrikes on Islamic State group in Iraq,” by Jamey Keaten, […]

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South Africa: Muslim academic gets death threats over women and gay-friendly mosque

Sep 19, 2014 09:31 pm | Robert Spencer

Here is yet another indication of why we don’t see more genuine reformers in Islam. Those who do try to change things almost immediately end up getting death threats. “Muslim academic gets death threats over women and gay-friendly mosque,” by Stephanie Findlay, the Telegraph, September 16, 2014: A Muslim academic is vowing to push ahead […]

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Iranians sentenced to 91 lashes for Pharrell ‘Happy’ video

Sep 19, 2014 09:19 pm | Robert Spencer

“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. […]

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Islamic State creates police force to “implement orders of the religious judiciary”

Sep 19, 2014 08:34 pm | Robert Spencer

The Islamic State is not innovating in this any more than they are in anything else. Saudi Arabia and Iran, both Sharia states, have religious police now to make sure their people stay in Sharia line. “Islamic State creates police force in northwest Iraq,” Reuters, September 19, 2014: Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s northwest […]

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Video: Robert Spencer and Michael Coren on jihad plots in Australia and Canada

Sep 19, 2014 08:19 pm | Robert Spencer

Last night during my regular Jihad Watch segment on Michael’s Sun TV show. Video thanks to AlohaSnackbar01.

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New York Daily News on AFDI ads: “Shocking anti-Islam ad campaign coming to MTA buses, subway stations”

Sep 19, 2014 01:48 pm | Robert Spencer

Once again the mainstream media carries water for Islamic supremacists. What do they think it will get them? Pamela Geller’s response to this ridiculous piece is here. My comments are interspersed below, but note first the silly headline in the print edition: “Hating Jih-Ad.” Aside from the stupid wordplay, is the Daily News actually trying […]

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New York: Muslim pleads guilty to involvement in 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

Sep 19, 2014 01:16 pm | Robert Spencer

But the judge didn’t accept the plea agreement, “saying he had concerns that Bary had previously faced hundreds of charges, some of which carried a mandatory life sentence.” In other words, Adel Abdul Bary may have been involved in much worse. “Judge concerned over U.S. embassy bombing case guilty plea,” by Joseph Ax and Nate […]

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Video: Robert Spencer on Sun TV on the Khorasan jihad plots against the United States

Sep 19, 2014 01:08 pm | Robert Spencer

Yesterday on Jerry Agar’s Straight Talk. Video thanks to AlohaSnackbar01.

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Pakistani academic known for liberal views on Islam and accused of blasphemy shot dead

Sep 19, 2014 12:52 pm | Robert Spencer

Here is yet another example of why we don’t see more genuine Muslim reformers. Shakil Auj’s crime was saying that non-Muslim men should be able to marry Muslim women — a challenge to the supremacist Islamic law that endeavors to ensure that Muslim communities will always be growing and non-Muslim communities will always be in […]

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Video: Robert Spencer on Sun TV on the Australia jihad plot

Sep 19, 2014 12:29 pm | Robert Spencer

Yesterday, on Straight Talk with Jerry Agar. Video thanks to AlohaSnackbar01.

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Pamela Geller, Breitbart: New AFDI Ad Campaign Tells Truths About Islam and Jihad That Government and Media Ignore

Sep 19, 2014 12:17 pm | Robert Spencer

In “New AFDI Ad Campaign Tells Truths About Islam and Jihad That Government and Media Ignore” at Breitbart today, Pamela Geller unveils our latest AFDI ad campaign, which is already riling Leftists, Islamic supremacists and their enablers in their enablers in the mainstream media. Please help us take these ads nationwide — contribute here. My […]

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Attorneys for Meriam Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to death for leaving Islam, barred from leaving Sudan

Sep 19, 2014 12:03 pm | Robert Spencer

Meriam Ibrahim, who was sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan because her father was Muslim but she was Christian, is now safely out of Sudan. And so it appears that Sudan’s Islamic supremacist government is taking out their anger over not being able to murder her on her lawyers. “Attorneys for Meriam Ibrahim Banned […]

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“The Holy Qur’an changed my life”: Arab News features conversion story of al-Qaeda jihad terrorist Adam Gadahn

Sep 19, 2014 10:32 am | Robert Spencer

The Saudi publication Arab News regularly runs archival stories of people who convert to Islam, and today’s is especially interesting: it’s the 1996 account of the conversion to Islam of an especially prominent Muslim, the American al-Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn. Gadahn, who once invited me to become a Muslim in a video introduced by al-Qaeda […]

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40 Islamic State jihadis have already returned to the U.S.

Sep 19, 2014 1,0:10 am | Robert Spencer

These jihadis have already effectively renounced their U.S. citizenship by joining up with the Islamic State. They have aligned themselves with an entity that considers itself to be at war with the United States, and have vowed to destroy it. They should not have been let back into the country, much less trusted to the […]

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Rome nixes naming street after Oriana Fallaci because she wrote that “the Muslim world is attempting to conquer the West”

Sep 19, 2014 09:12 am | Robert Spencer

Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad himself once said: “Have no doubt… Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world.” Sheik Ali Al-Faqir, former Jordanian minister of religious endowment, said this on Al-Aqsa TV on May 2, 2008: “We proclaim that we will conquer Rome, like Constantinople was […]

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