This issue looks at problems in Turkey, a laughable tragedy in Iraq, the brave German woman who confronted Islam, US asylum for terrorists, and more.
OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION
New Israeli Dig Reveals Where Jesus Began His Ministry
Breaking Christian News reports: The village of Magdala in Israel was known to be the home of Mary Magdalen. For centuries, the village lay hidden beneath a thin layer of earth, but now, archaeologists digging in the area are saying they have uncovered a synagogue there dating to the time of Jesus. Read more.
News from The Jerusalem Prayer Team
Four Palestinian men who planned to murder dozens, if not hundreds, of people at a wedding reception hall in Jerusalem were arrested this week. Their scheme was to infiltrate the wedding party dressed as Orthodox Jews and then use mini-Uzis to massacre as many people as they could. The hatred of the Jewish People that permeates the very atmosphere of so much of the Muslim world is leading inevitably toward a major conflict. The threat of war is great-and it is growing.
News from The Israel Project
Controversy swirled this morning and extended into the afternoon regarding the Obama administration’s decision to withhold from the public the text describing how the interim Joint Plan of Action (JPA) with Iran is to be implemented, with the Washington Free Beacon publishing multiple articles on the issue and a leading House lawmaker calling on the White House to release the full text.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced that Ankara will refuse to normalize relations with Israel until Jerusalem lifts its blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, raising fears that the Turkish leader was backsliding on commitments made to President Barack Obama in the context of a U.S-backed effort to achieve rapprochement between Turkey and Israel.
National Journal on Thursday published analysis detailing how terror activities being facilitated by the Turkish government – Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other top officials have provided “protection and access” to terrorist members from a range of groups, including Hamas and Al Qaeda – have now reached a point where they “threaten future cooperation on security issues.”
The New York Times on Tuesday described the festive mood at celebrations held today in Tehran to mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, reporting that “clowns explained to children the importance of brushing their teeth,” “parachutists dropped candy into the crowds,” and attendees were led in chants of “Death to America,” “Death to Obama,” “Death to Kerry,” and “Death to [State Department Undersecretary Wendy] Sherman.”
IT’S NEWS TO ME
Suicide Bomb Instructor in Iraq Accidentally Blows up his Class
Libertyunyielding.com reports: Himself, too, natch. I nominate this the feel-good story of the day. Even the freedom-fighter-friendly New York Times seems to have trouble suppressing a laugh over this … er – workplace glitch: If there were such a thing, it would probably be rule No. 1 in the teaching manual for instructors of aspiring suicide bombers: Don’t give lessons with live explosives. Read more.
German Woman Publicly Rebukes Islam – “Don’t be fooled! This is a Lie!”
Freedomoutpost.com reports: Welsh composer Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” was to be an interfaith event to bring Christianity and Islam together (something that just makes me shake my head). However, in the midst of the Muslim imam beginning his call to prayer during the concert, a small brave German woman named Heidi Mund interrupted him and declared, “Jesus Christ alone is Lord of Germany,” and shouted, “I break this curse.” Read more and watch the inspirational video of this brave woman.
National Guard Trains to Fight ‘Anti-Government’ Second Amendment Supporters
Patriotupdate.com reports: Documents from an Ohio National Guard (ONG) training drill conducted last January reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists. Read more.
Osama Bin Laden Death Photos Ordered Destroyed by Top US Commander Following FOIA Request
Freedomoutpost.com reports: On Monday, it was revealed by the non-profit legal group Judicial Watch that eleven days after the 2011 raid which allegedly killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, that the head of US Special operations, Admiral William McRaven, ordered his subordinates to “destroy immediately” all photos of the corpse, alleged to be bin Laden. According to Judicial Watch, the order came just hours of the organization filing a Freedom of Information Act request seeking the photos of the deceased Osama bin Laden. Read more.
Obama Ending Restrictions on Islamic Asylum Seekers with “Loose” Terrorist Ties
Freedomoutpost.com reports: Obama’s open invitation to terrorists is official. The Obama Administration is “quietly” ending restrictions on asylum seekers with incidental terrorist ties from Islamic countries. This means it will be much easier for those with outright Islamic terrorist connections to seek “asylum” in the United States. Read more.
Barack Obama’s Uncle: “We Are All Muslim” (Caught on Video)
Freedomoutpost.com reports: We obtained several videos from Middle Eastern sources. In one, President Obama’s uncle Sayid, about whom we’ve reported in the past, about his dealings in Saudi Arabiabeing in bed with Wahhabist madrassas. Here he was assuring the Middle East in this rare interview that the whole Obama family are “all Muslim”, everyone. Watch video.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Delightful Old Jonathan Winters video