Samuel Smith – April 24, 2018
The head of a Lutheran publishing house has claimed Google will no longer accept advertisements related to the organization’s website “because of the faith we express.”
Bruce Kintz, CEO of Concordia Publishing House — an entity of the theologically conservative Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, took to his Facebook page on Monday to voice outrage after the organization had been told that the Google’s online advertising service will not promote the CPH website because of certain religious items on the page.
Kintz’s Facebook post explains that he was told by an associate earlier in the day that “Google ads will no longer accept anything related to the cph.org domain.”
“They stated that the reason is because of the faith we express on our website,” Kintz wrote.
More specifically, a Google AdWords support representative told CPH that references to Jesus and the Bible led to the disapproval of its ads.
Sputnik News – April 24 , 2018
Donning heads with kippahs, traditional brimless caps worn by religious Jews, is said to be especially dangerous in big cities due to possible attacks.
The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, advised individuals to avoid “openly appearing in kippahs in Germany’s major cities.”
In an interview with RBB radio on Tuesday, Schuster stressed that if society isn’t be able to resist anti-Semitism, “this will ultimately pose a danger to democracy.”
His remark came just a week after a Syrian refugee attacked a young Israeli wearing a kippah in Berlin.
TurNews – April 18, 2018
The Advanced Placement U.S. History textbook planned for distribution next school year includes passages that are biased against President Donald Trump and his supporters, and that call evangelical Christians “racists” and “xenophobes.”
Tarra Snyder, a student at Rosemount (Minn.) High School, said she saw a sample copy of the textbook and began thumbing through it. She told FOX News in an interview this morning she was “appalled” by the “blatantly biased” entries, and was moved to sound the alarm over its contents.
Among the entries:
• “Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not-very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters …”
• “Trump’s supporters saw the vote as a victory for the people who, like themselves, had been forgotten in a fast-changing America—a mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white group …”
• “Those who had long thought of the nation as a white and Christian country sometimes found it difficult to adjust …”
World Events and the Bible – April 19, 2018
WEB Notes: There is no way on God’s green earth the Bible is going to be banned in the once great state of California. Yet, if you read the bill itself, it sure would cover the banning of some of the Bible’s teachings. Will Christians in the state stand for it? They better not. This is just another example of radicals going radical. If you want to believe you are a woman, when you were born a man. That is your business, but don’t you dare tell me what I can and cannot say. Don’t you dare tell me what I can and cannot teach! If you do not like what I have to say, you click the little ‘x’ in your browser and you can make it all go away. Some snow flakes melt a little too easy.
It’s interesting, for example, that Chait makes the argument just as the California State Assembly is set to vote on a bill that would actually — among other things — ban the sale of books expressing orthodox Christian beliefs about sexual morality.
Yes, ban the sale of books.
Assembly Bill 2943 would make it an “unlawful business practice” to engage in “a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” that advertise, offer to engage in, or do engage in “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”
WND – April 15, 2018
It’s sadly ironic, says an Israeli Islamic scholar, that Jews won’t be able to ascend their Temple Mount next Thursday on Holocaust Remembrance Day because Muslims will be celebrating Muhammad’s “miraculous” night journey there on a mythical winged horse – an event not actually mentioned in the Quran.
The source of the Muslim holiday of “Isra” and “Mi’raj” is indeed is based on a story in the Quran, but the story doesn’t actually mention Jerusalem or the historic site of the Temple.
“This claim is simply fake news,” said Mordechai Kedar, a senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University, told Breaking Israel News. “It is entirely based on opinions and not on any textual source. Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Quran and there is not a basis to believe that Jerusalem had any significance for Muhammad.”
Kedar explained that in the Quran, Al-Aqsa specifically referred to a mosque near Jeharna in Saudi Arabia.
by JNS.org – April 5, 2018
JNS.org – The government of King Abdullah Hussein of Jordan has filed an official complaint with Israel’s Foreign Ministry for allowing members of the Jewish faith to utter Jewish prayers outside the entrance to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
According to a report by Israel’s Channel 10 news, Jordan went through official channels to express its grievance that “Israel is violating the status quo in the area and is carrying out extreme provocations that harm relations between our two countries.”
The charge is that when Jews speak the words of any Jewish prayers on the Temple Mount — regardless of whether they are Israeli, in groups or even saying the words coherently so that those around them can hear — the act is contrary to a longstanding agreement between Israel and Jordan that allows Jews to walk on the Temple Mount but not to utter prayers of any kind.
Simon Kent – April 12, 2018
Jewish communities across Europe are enduring a level of mainstream anti-Semitism “not seen since the Second World War,” the European Jewish Congress has warned.
That chilling message was delivered just hours after Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2017 was released on Wednesday, which noted that while the number of violent anti-Semitic incidents dropped in 2017 by 9 percent, to 327 cases, all types of incidents—ranging from harassment, vandalism, to assaults—have jumped.
The 105-page report dissects the spread of anti-Semitism in Europe, the post-Soviet region, the US, Canada, Australia, South America and South Africa. It records 327 major incidents of violence, vandalism and desecration in 2017, compared with a peak of 1,118 in 2009 and a low of 78 in 1989, the year the study began.
It found 30 percent of attacks were directed at individuals, 20 percent at cemeteries and memorial sites, and 17 percent at synagogues.
WND – April 8, 2018
WASHINGTON – As a child, Mireille Knoll barely escaped the sweeping 1942 Nazi-inspired wartime roundup of 13,000 Jews in Paris, most of whom were sent to the notorious Auschwitz death camp.
But just over two weeks ago, on Friday, March 23, a week before Passover, at the age of 85, Mrs. Knoll was raped, tortured and murdered in her apartment in Trèbes, a small town in Southwestern France, by a young Muslim man she had known since he was 7 years old who shouted “Allahu akbar” during his anti-Jewish bloodlust rampage.
The disabled grandmother was stabbed 11 times and her body was burned, according to law enforcement, by two men, one of whom, Yacine Mihoub, the primary suspect, was previously jailed for six months for sexually assaulting the daughter of a woman who helped look after the elderly Mrs. Knoll.
The heinous anti-Semitic crime has blown the lid off what has become a pattern of such attacks in France in the last five years in which some 250 murders have been committed by Muslims, according to Guy Millière, a professor at the University of Paris and author of 27 books on France and Europe.
Michael W. Chapman – April 6, 2018
The Communist Chinese government banned the sale of Bibles online this week and released a new document dictating its “Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief.”
By Thursday, April 5, “internet searches for the Bible came up empty on leading online Chinese retailers, such as JD.com, Taobao, and Amazon,” reported the New York Times.
Christianity is the only religion in China, according to The Times, in which its primary holy book, the Bible, is banned online. Books from other religions such as Buddhism, Taoism, and Islam are available. The Quran is not banned online.
TruNews – March 30, 2018
Police are now investigating a Satanist attack on a British church, the second such attack in the past four months on the church, which desecrated the sanctuary.
Security footage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Great Yarmouth shows a man setting small fires inside the church, then removing a “sacred icon” from the altar and replacing it with a Satanic picture. He then tried to burn the Christian icon.
Norfolk police say they are investigating the attack as a “religiously aggravated hate crime.” Four months ago, someone placed a Satanic image at the foot of the 19th century church’s cross.
Parish priest Fr. Anthony Nwankwo said:
“Our church and sanctuary has been desecrated.
“It is a clear attack on the church and our religion which is not acceptable. If people do not like what we do here they can just stay away. Such an attack on our church can never succeed.