Mass Slaughter of Nigerian Christians

David Nussman – June 26, 2018

JOS, Nigeria (ChurchMilitant.com) – Recent clashes between Muslim herdsmen and Christian farmers in Nigeria have left more than 120 dead.

In Plateau State in central Nigeria, Christian farmer on June 21 allegedly attacked a group of Fulani herdsmen — semi-nomadic members of the Muslim-majority Fulani ethnic group. The next day, two children were killed in local villages, presumably in retaliation.

Clashes in nearby villages on June 23 caused at least 86 deaths. Some later body counts put the death toll at more than 120, and fifty houses were burned in the attacks.

Local Protestant leader Pam Chollom claims that Fulani militants attacked mourners returning from a Christian funeral service. Chollom said, “Herdsmen attacked our members who attended the burial of the father to one of our clergy, Baba Jakawa.”

The series of Fulani attacks on June 23 lasted from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and some 11 villages were raided. Since then, local government has installed a curfew in an effort to deter further violence. Some victims of the attacks were buried in a mass grave.

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U.N. votes down U.S. bid to condemn Hamas violence against Israel

Tovah Lazaroff – June 14, 2018

In a blow to Israel’s right to self-defense the United Nations General Assembly voted not to condemn Hamas violence and in favor of international protection for the Palestinian people along the Gaza border, in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

In a blow to Israel’s right to self-defense the United Nations General Assembly voted not to condemn Hamas violence and in favor of international protection for the Palestinian people along the Gaza border, in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

The dramatic three hour debate ended on Wednesday evening with resounding applause for the Palestinians as a resolution that censured Israeli actions in Gaza passed by 120-8, with 45 abstentions. The text made no mention of Hamas.

The six nations who joined Israel and the US in opposing the measure were; Australia, Micronesia, Nauru, Togo, Solomon Islands and the Marshal Islands.

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Erdogan Predicts ‘War Between the Cross and Crescent’ over Austria Mosque Closures

Simon Kent – July 10, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Austria’s impending closure of mosques and consequent expulsion of Turkish-funded imams, saying the move is anti-Islamic while promising a response.

“These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul covered by AFP.

Austria’s populist government made the announcement on Friday morning at a press conference as part of the governing coalition’s campaign against radical Islamic ideology and the influence of countries like Turkey in the Austrian Islamic community, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Media reports that between 40 and 60 imams, including their families, could be expelled in total. The imams all stand accused of receiving funding from abroad. Official investigations have been launched in 11 cases. Two of the imams had already been denied extensions to their residency permits.

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Austria to expel clerics in crackdown on political Islam

DW – June 8, 2018

Austria’s government on Friday said it would potentially expel dozens of imams and close several mosques in a move to tackle political Islam and stem the foreign financing of mosques.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the government was shutting down a hardline Turkish nationalist mosque in the capital, Vienna, and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community, which runs an additional six mosques.

The chancellor said the initiative followed an investigation into images that emerged in April of young boys wearing Turkish uniforms marching, saluting, playing dead and waving Turkish flags. The pictures were found to have come from the Cologne-based Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations (ATIB) organization, a branch of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet).

“There is no space in our country for parallel societies, political Islam and radical tendencies,” said Kurz, whose conservative Austrian People’s Party (VPÖ) rules in coalition with the right-wing nationalist Freedom Party of Austria (ÖFP).

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Parent Outraged After School Gives Students Worksheet on Writing Islamic Faith Declaration

Samuel Smith – May 17, 2018

A Christian parent in West Virginia has voiced outrage after his seventh-grade daughter brought home a packet from her social studies class this week that includes a page asking students to practice writing the Islamic declaration of faith in Arabic calligraphy.

Rich Penkoski, a conservative Christian who runs an online ministry called Warriors for Christ, contacted Principal Ron Branch at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Gerrardstown to voice his concerns about the packet on Islam that was given out as part of the class’ world religions unit.

While the packet went into detail about the history of Islam, the prophet Muhammad and the five pillars of the religion, Penkoski was most upset with a worksheet toward the end of the packet that instructs students to practice calligraphy by copying the Arabic form of the Shahada by hand.

The Shahada, one of the pillars of Islam, is the Islamic profession of faith that declares belief in one true God and Muhammad being a messenger of God.

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Erdogan demands Muslims ‘move as 1’ against Israel

Bob Unruh – May 16, 2018

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose aspirations for a new Islamic caliphate have been only thinly disguised, is calling for a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation so that members can “move as one” against Israel, reports an Iranian state-run news source.

“Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told his ruling party in parliament that Ankara would call an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation,” reported PressTV, which broadcasts in English.

Yildirim, in the report, said Islamic countries “should without fail review their relations with Israel.”

“The Islamic world should move as one, with one voice, against this massacre,” he said.

The report also said Erdogan, who now is chairman of the OIC, called for a summit to be held Friday.

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Hamas Claims 50 Of 60 Killed On Gaza Border Killed Were Terrorist Soldiers

Julia Nista – May 16, 2018

Hamas claimed that 50 of the more than 60 killed along the border between Gaza and Israel during an outbreak of violent protests following the U.S. Embassy’s opening in Jerusalem Monday were part of its terror organization Wednesday.

An outbreak in violence on the Gaza border followed the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem Monday.

In a video with a Hamas official, Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil claims 50 of those killed on the border were Hamas members.

Around 40,000 Palestinians participated in violent protest along the Gaza border, with around 60 dead and 2,2000 injured.

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Mayor of French ‘Jihadi capital’ calls on the state to stop Islamism from flourishing in his town

TR – April 29, 2018

The mayor of a southern French town known in the media as the ‘Jihadi capital’ and ‘French Molenbeek’ has called upon the state to prevent the “radicalized Muslim community” from “flourishing” in Lunel.

“I solemnly appeal to the state to prevent fundamentalist Islamic movements from flourishing freely in Lunel,” Mayor Claude Arnaud wrote in an emotional letter, first seen by France Bleu newspaper. The town has been hit hard “by the consequences of radical Islam, which is the gateway to Islamic terrorism,” Arnaud wrote.

With 26,000 residents, the coastal settlement on the Mediterranean, 20km from Montpellier, has become an unofficial symbol of jihadism. Earlier in April, five people were tried for supplying extremists in Syria. Some of them were also accused of briefly traveling to the conflict-stricken country to join the ranks of terrorist groups.

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As US Jerusalem Embassy Move Draws Near, Abbas Vows He Won’t Allow It

Patrick Goodenough – April 23, 2018

(CNSNews.com) – With a ceremony to dedicate the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem drawing closer, Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas said at the weekend his self-rule government will not allow the U.S. or any other country to move its embassy to the city.

In comments reported by the official P.A. news agency Wafa, Abbas said his government would “fight” President Trump’s decision.

“Palestine’s government will fight against Trump’s decision and not let any country to move its embassy to Jerusalem until Palestine-Israel issue is resolved,” he was quoted as telling a medical conference in Ramallah.

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Belgian Islamic Party Announces ‘100 Per Cent Islamic State’ as End Goal

Chris Tomlinson – April 7, 2018

The Belgian Islamic party Partij Islam is set to run candidates in 28 municipalities in the upcoming Belgian municipal elections, and have declared their intention to create an Islamic State in which women and men have to ride in separate buses.

The Partij Islam is likely hoping to do well in highly Muslim-populated areas like Molenbeek and Anderlecht where the party already has some representation, HLN reports.

Anderlecht municipal Councillor Redouane Ahrouch, the treasurer of the party, told Belgian media: “Our goal is a one hundred percent Islamic state.”

Ahrouch, who works also as a bus driver in Anderlecht, said that many women have complained to him that men were trying to sexually harass and grab them. His solution to the problem, he said, is to separate public transport by sex so that women have their own buses.

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