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HANGZHOU, Zhejiang (China Aid)
As China clamps down on the freedoms of its state-run churches,
officials in the country’s eastern Zhejiang province have recently
issued orders aimed at closing Sunday schools and keeping children from
Christian events over the summer months.

“For a long time, teenagers and students have not been allowed to
participate in religious activities,” a local Christian surnamed Zhang
said, referencing a Chinese law that seeks to control religion among
children by forbidding them from attending religious events.

“However, the Three-Self Churches and house churches would usually
hold summer camps during the summer vacation. The government then
emphasized … that even the Sunday schools would be closed down. The
government’s major intention is to shut down the Sunday schools.”
 This crackdown comes in the wake of a recent order
from the Henan Provincial Three-Self Patriotic Committee and the Henan
Provincial China Christian Council arbitrarily forbidding churches from
organizing summer camps for minors and students, citing high
temperatures as a possible health risk. A Christian from Henan said the
government’s behavior is atypical, since such camps have been allowed in
previous summers, and the government would originally only interfere if
they received a tip-off about the event.

Likewise, Zhang argued, “The government is trying to control ideology.
During [Chinese Presidents] Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao’s time, the
government was tolerant toward preaching and missionary work. After Xi
Jinping came into power, the government’s grip on religion has

In order to further their control, the Nanyang Municipal Religious
Affairs Bureau, located in Henan, ordered all 20,000 registered house
church members in the province to join the Three-Self Church. Many
Chinese Christians disagree with the Three-Self Church based on
theological discrepancies and rampant government censorship, making the
forced merging of these two branches a violation of religious freedom.

Additionally, Henan has recently begun making Three-Self Churches seek approval for all large-scale religious activities.

ChinaAid reports abuses, such as those suffered by churches in Zhejiang
and Henan, in order to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians
and promote religious freedom, human rights, and rule of law.

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 An Italian Coast Guard vessel brings survivors and bodies from a boat ...
EU Foreign Policy Chief Wants European Coast Guard 
to Protect Migrants


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 Federica Mogherini said that she is most concerned with migrants’ 
rights, as Europe has been overwhelmed with foreigners pouring into the 
July 17, 2017
Federica Mogherini, the foreign policy chief of the
European Union, said at a press conference on Monday that Frontex, the
European coast guard, should protect migrants attempting to cross the
Mediterranean from North Africa and the Middle East to enter Europe.

A reporter at the event asked Mogherini about Frontex’s practice of detaining migrants attempting to sneak into Europe.

“We are working so much with the IUM and the UNHCR to guarantee that
[migrants] have access to these centers where living conditions appear
to be inhumane, to improve the living conditions of the migrants, to
protect their lives and their rights,” Mogherini said to the press.

Mogherini cited UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi, saying that the EU
needed to change the “logic of detention,” and she criticized the EU for
not following Grandi’s words.

The EU’s foreign policy chief lamented the conditions that migrants
face as they cross into Europe and called for the continent to do more
to help those to cross from Africa and the Middle East. “The work the
European Union is doing with the UN agencies, with the international
NGOs, is exactly to protect the migrants,” she said.

In order to alleviate the crisis, Mogherini said the EU would help
those who wanted to “voluntarily return” to their home countries, but
made no mention of those who wished to stay in Europe.

Europe has experienced a migration crisis
for years as countries in North Africa and the Middle East collapse
into civil war, with millions of migrants pouring into European
countries every year. The crisis has fueled a nationalist backlash
across the continent as voters seek to more effectively close their



 Scott HofertScott Hofert
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But false
prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false
teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies,
even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift
And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.
And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.2 Peter 2:1-3

This passage explains clearly why exposing false teachers in the
church is a crucial aspect of the gospel. There are many who distort the
true gospel of Jesus Christ and cause destruction in the church. Last
night, while evangelizing at a Rob Bell conference in Charlotte, NC, I
ran into a couple who were in line to see the event. This couple claimed
to be church planters who pastored a church here in Charlotte yet they
took serious issue with the gospel that we were giving to people. I
found it peculiar that a pastor, a professed minister of God’s word
would be so repulsed by the preaching of His word.

This morning I woke up to see that this pastor’s wife had spouted her commentary all over one of the threads of
our Facebook video, threatening to contact the staff of my church and
griping about how obnoxious our preaching was to those who were simply
there to “hear their friend [Rob Bell] speak.”

This prompted me to research the “church” they planted and lead here
in Charlotte, and what I found was, well, actually unsurprising.

The name of this “church” is Watershed. It’s located in the Plaza Midwood area of Charlotte. The church is co-pastored by Scott Hofert, whom we met last night, and Matt O’Neil. What kind of church is this? According to their website,

Watershed was birthed out of two things: deep
relationship and justice. Our founders and co-pastors, Matt O’Neil and
Scott Hofert, along with their wives Donna and Taryn, met in the late
90’s while working together for a Virginia-based international
humanitarian organization.

Okay, so they met while working for a humanitarian organization. Red
flag. Humanitarian = social justice. Couple this with Scott’s wife’s
comments on our Facebook page in opposition to our proclamation of
gospel truth where she states,

I was there in line last night- we are church planters
and pastor a church in plaza midwood. Your loudspeaker blared in all our
ears as you yelled scripture and damnation so we couldn’t hear ourselves think. In a city like ours surrounded by so much brokenness and poverty
are there not better ways to bring God’s kingdom than accosting people
who bought tickets to hear a friend speak? Wouldn’t your hours be better spent feeding the hungry, empowering the marginalized and being hope
rather than yelling about it? And we wonder why people don’t want to
become Christians, you know? If you wanted to bring attention to
yourselves you succeeded- but to God? Not a chance.

Notice this: She objects to us “yelling Scripture,” and believes that
the preaching of the Word of God is why unbelievers don’t want to
“become Christians.” We preach Christ, and if unbelievers reject what we
proclaim, it is Christ who they reject. These “church planters” are
repulsed by Scripture. But it makes sense now. They are not really
church planters–not in the biblical sense by any means–they are social
justice warriors. They claim the name of Christ yet flee from His word.

This people honors me with
their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me,
teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’
Matthew 15:8-9

Okay, so this pastor, Scott Hofert, and his wife are at a Rob Bell
conference. Rob Bell, a well known false teacher and distorter of God’s
truth, is widely known for rejection of the biblical doctrine of Hell
and false teachings on the sinfulness and depravity of mankind. With
this comes Bell’s obvious objection to the Holiness of God whose divine
attributes, according to Scripture, include not only love and mercy, but
justice and wrath. I wanted to see if these so-called church planters
promulgated the same distortion of God’s character.

I took a look at their beliefs posted on the church website,
and I must say, the beliefs do not depict the Christ that is found
anywhere in Scripture. What I found was pure idolatry–a false Jesus that
these so-called church planters and “pastors” have invented for
themselves. While I will not go through every belief line by line, I
will focus on a few of the weightier here.

First, the question is “What do you believe about salvation, sin and redemption?”

We believe that the original gift we are given in this
lifetime is goodness.  When God created us, he did so and called us
good, called us beloved and found us to be pleasing.  However, we also
believe that, regardless of how well we are cared for throughout our
lifetimes, we all experience a degree of woundedness or distortion in
ways that are both seen and unseen. Through his life, death and
resurrection, we believe Jesus was announcing a way of becoming awake
and a way of letting go of the sin that these wounds create in ourselves
and in our world.

This is a completely baseless and false assertion about Jesus’
redemptive purpose.
It is true that we were created in the image of God
and God called His creation “good.” But the statement then veers off
into something foreign to the Scriptures. Our depravity, as humans, is
not dependent or relative in any way to “how well we are cared for
throughout our lifetimes.” The Scriptures say “for all have sinned and
fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).”
Our “woundedness” is directly related to our sin nature. We are sinners
because of our nature. Through the fall, sin entered the world and
tainted our good image (Romans 5:12).

Further, the purpose of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection
presented in this church’s beliefs is a total distortion of Christ’s
salvific work. Jesus did not purpose His work on the cross to “announce a
way of becoming awake and letting go of sin,” Jesus bore our sin on the cross.

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.2 Corinthians 5:21

This is a false gospel.

In the statement of beliefs regarding social justice, it states,

Since our inception Watershed’s passion for undermining
systems that perpetuate human suffering has slowly grown … Watershed
believes that our response to the change we experience in our life with
God should activate our empathy and compassion to personally and
communally respond to systematic suffering; lovingly, creatively,
non-violently, sacrificially and purposefully.

It is not wrong to be compassionate toward those who are suffering.
In fact, a necessary consequence of becoming a regenerate child of God
is compassion. Yet, the primary mission of the church is not relieving
the suffering of this world. The primary mission of the church is the
proclamation of the Risen Christ, the savior of the world. His final
words to the church were to go forth and make disciples. How do we do

then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are
they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they
to hear without someone preaching?
how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How
beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 10:14-17

Now, remember, this is what these “church planters” were opposed to,
the preaching of the Word of God, the “yelling of Scripture and
damnation,” as the pastor’s wife states. The couple is totally fine with
a false teacher like Rob Bell coming to spew his repugnant falsehoods
about our God yet totally opposed to the reading and preaching of
Scripture. See a problem here? Of course, according to a few of the
visitors to Bell’s event, their reason for being there is because they
find Bell’s God “comforting.”

Now, keep in mind, that the vast majority of Bell’s constituency are
unrepentant idolaters who, instead of seeing themselves as God sees
them, find comfort in a false God that approves of their sin. That’s
Bell’s purpose. Interestingly, Watershed’s God appears to be of the same
ilk. For their statement of beliefs makes the following assertion:

At Watershed we acknowledge that sexual expression can be
both life giving as well as destructive to ourselves and to others,
regardless of orientation.  We believe God’s love and acceptance is not
withheld from anyone due to their sexual identity or expression.

So they are obviously a gay-affirming church. This means they believe
that you can practice sin unrepentantly and still see the Kingdom of
Yet the Scriptures completely deny this false assertion in Romans 6:9-11. Further, Jesus says in Luke 13:3-5,
not once, but twice, “unless you repent, you all will likewise perish.”
This false church denies the biblical gospel of repentance and faith in
Christ alone.

Like Rob Bell, this false church denies or downplays the existence of
a real, eternal punishment for those who die without Christ and instead
redefine Hell as something people in this temporary life experience
while “on the receiving end of abusive power, greed, or lust.” While
this experience can be devastating, this experience is nothing close to
what Jesus describes as everlasting torment for unbelievers–where the
worm does not die and the fire is never quenched (Mark 9:48).
Jesus was adamant about the existence of this eternal place of death
and torture and warned incessantly against it. There is no equivocation
in the Scriptures regarding the existence of Hell, yet Hofert and his
church have decided that this is not an important issue and the
relieving of temporal sufferings should most certainly take precedence
over the true gospel. They state,

And while Watershed will often engage dialogue about what
happens after a person dies, the conversation that we find more
interesting is what happens in our lives with each other and in this
world before you die.  In other words, how will your life becoming more
alive and more in sync with the ways of Jesus make ways for heaven to
overwhelm the hells that we know exist today for others?

Why would a pastor be so offended by those proclaiming Christ and his
truth? These people do not know Christ. Scott Hofert does not know
Christ, not the biblical Christ. Hofert has idolized a false Jesus,
teaches a false gospel, and operates a false church. Hofert’s God is a
god that overlooks sin and comforts sinners in their transgressions. The
true God is a just God who demands punishment to satisfy his wrath
towards sin. Man can never completely satisfy God’s wrath, and this is
why Hell is eternal for those outside of Christ.

Hofert believes that his ways, his teachings, his ideas are better
than God’s, yet his ways, according to the Scriptures, will only lead
him to destruction (Proverbs 14:12),
unless he repents. Scott Hofert is clearly a false teacher according to
the Word of God and because of this, he must be marked and avoided (Romans 16:17).

For such men are false apostles,
deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no
wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is
no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of
righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15


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If you google “Islam” and “news” this week, you will pull up from the Internet the inspiring story of Esma Voloder, who has just been declared Miss World Australia 2017.

Here is her message to the world:

My heart is full Gratitude and joy overtook me last night as I was crowned @missworldaustralia 2017 at @grandhyattmelbourne
Last night re-affirmed that dreams really can become realities. We have
all heard this and some of us have been fortunate to not only think it,
but truly know it… though it has never prevented the doubt that creeps
up on us… it is faith in the best outcome provides us with the strength
and motivation to do our best and continue striving. So many people I
would like to give a whole hearted thank you to- My family for your love
and support. Miss World Australia team and @pageantqueenaus (Miss World
Australia director) for your kindness, understanding, faith and trust
in me. The judges who represented diverse and relevant elements and
industries in Australia that I admire- from an organisation dedicated to
helping those in need and giving women opportunity, comedy to keep us
light hearted, fashion that keeps us feeling who we are, health and
fitness which equips us with the energy to chase our dreams and send
positive messages, and reality which showcases bravery to be who we are
in front of a large audience. To @phuketpearls for the stunning crown
inspired by the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge-it is so
appreciated and considerate of you to have incorporated iconic
Australian culture into your carefully handcrafted masterpiece, it is so
beautiful and I love it dearly <3 The @hugthailand for your
partnership and hospitality- I am so very excited to travel to the land
of smiles once I have an extra big one to bring to your country
@ozwearaustralia , @novoshoes and all our other sponsors for their
generously donated gifts (products, thoughts, hospitality and love) .
Each time I received something I felt so spoilt and meeting some of you
has been a pleasure you are all so infectious and it really does
translate in your products. Thank you for having myself as your
ambassador. It has been a blessing to raise funds under
#beautywithaprpose and for @varietyaustralia . Thank you Australia- for
giving me a home and opportunity to do good #missworldaustralia2017

So far, so breathtakingly banal.

This crazed, cliche-filled stream of naively covetous consciousness,
by this pretty and mindless girl, who is grateful to, and is full of
love for, practically everyone, begins with her heartfelt thanks — in
the manner of someone accepting an Oscar at too great a length — to her
family, for their “love and support,” to the Miss World Australia team
for their “kindness, understanding, faith, and trust in me,” to the
judges “who represented diverse and relevant [?] elements [?] and
industries in Australia that I admire,” “from an organisation dedicated
to helping those in need” and “giving women opportunity, comedy to keep
us light hearted” and “health and fitness which equips us…” — possible
spokeswoman  for gym equipment? — “with the energy to chase our dreams”
and “send positive messages” [?] and “reality [?] which showcases our
bravery [?] to be who we are.”

But there’s not just this blend of nonstop nonsense and banality.
There’s also the shout-out to, product placement for, the sponsors, for
all the gifts they’ve lavished upon her, from “ozwear” to phuketpearls
for providing her with a $58,000 necklace, and to an entire country,
Thailand, for its “partnership and hospitality,” which she hopes to
visit (and of course she will, it’s all part of her deal) — would-be
tourists, please take note of her endorsement — just as soon as she can
learn to give a smile big enough for that “land of smiles.” And then a
last little incoherent thrust: “you are all so infectious [!] and it
really does translate [!] in your products [!]. Thank you for having
myself [English is not her strong suit] as your ambassador.”

But that’s not the main reason to deplore Ms. Voloder’s newfound
fame. She doesn’t just want to be a brand ambassador for pearls and
ozwear and tourism in Thailand. She wants to be a brand ambassador for
Islam, the faith she was born into and which, she assures us, has been
getting a bad rap. Included in her acceptance speech was this:

“The Islam that I know, that is in the Qur’an, I don’t
associate that with any acts that are occurring around the world. People
tend to blame religion for the atrocities that are happening, but if we
do that we take responsibility away from the individuals.”

“A lot of things have been misconstrued about Islam. I feel that a
category has been created that is not really what the Qur’an actually
promotes. I believe Islam is about peace, unity, prosperity and

The Islam that she knows may be in the Qur’an, but only in the most
misleadingly abridged of versions. Shall we yet again, as we always must
on such occasions, remind her of 9:5 and 9:29 and 8:12 and 3:151 and
47:4 and 98:6? Is it possible that her eyes glazed over when she came to
those verses, or did she somehow manage to ignore them and more than a
hundred others like them, that command Muslims to fulfill the duty of
violent Jihad against the Infidels, until such time as they are
everywhere subdued, and Muslims rule, everywhere?

She may not “associate” the Qur’an “with any acts that are occurring
around the world” (by this she is demurely alluding to terrorist acts by
Muslims, of which there have been more than 30,000 since 9/11/2001),
but apparently many of those who commit these acts do not agree. Some of
them chant Qur’anic verses on uploaded YouTube videos showing the
decapitation of Infidels, or the blowing up of enemy vehicles. Others
show the warriors of the Islamic State, marching through Mosul or Raqqa
under the black flag of Islam, with the Shehada written on it,
apparently associated by these warriors not with peace but war. And the
two killers of Drummer Rigby, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale,
converts to Islam who after their attack proudly held up their copies of
the Qur’an, even quoting passages about violence — is it they who have
misunderstood Islam, or is it Esma Voloder? What was it that that vastly
learned Shi’a theologian, Ayatollah Khomeini, did not understand about
Islam when he issued  his many calls for making war on the West and,
especially, on the archenemies  Zionists and Americans? Was his
successor Ayatollah Khamenei calling for “peace” or “unity” or
“inclusion” when, a few weeks ago, he called for a Jihad against the
hated Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir? Was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,
self-appointed caliph of the Islamic State, showing an ignorance of the
“real” Islam when he so often called for “jihad,” or for ‘more jihad” or
for “tornadoes of jihad to erupt,” with not the slightest doubt that he
meant endless war against the Infidels? Like the Ayatollahs Khomeini
and Khamenei, al-Baghdadi has had extensive theological training. He
obtained a BA, MA, and PhD in Islamic studies from the Islamic
University of Baghdad. Is it possible that all three were misinformed by
their teachers about the true peaceful Islam, the only kind of Islam
that Esma Voloder recognizes?

Esma Voloder, of course, has plenty of distinguished company in her
certitudes. Tony Blair, who claimed to never be without his copy of the
Qur’an, once praised that book as “practical and way ahead of its time.
The most remarkable thing about reading the Koran – in so far as it can
be truly translated from the original Arabic – is to understand how
progressive it is.” His successor David Cameron knew Islam, the real
Islam, could do no wrong, so that after the killing of Drummer Rigby, he
quickly denounced the attack, describing it as a “betrayal of Islam.”
Theresa May has repeatedly called Islam “peaceful” after every terror
attack — not just at home, but to an American audience in Philadelphia —
and described the Muslim attack on Westminster Bridge as a “perversion
of Islam.” Barack Obama has said, repeatedly, that “Islam is a religion
that preaches peace.” His predecessor George Bush produced his own
variations on the theme in a series of treacly Iftar messages: “Islam is
a vibrant faith. Millions of our fellow citizens are Muslim. We respect
the faith. We honor its traditions. Our enemy does not. Our enemy
doesn’t follow the great traditions of Islam. They’ve hijacked a great
religion.” And “Islam is a faith that brings comfort to people. It
inspires them to lead lives based on honesty, and justice, and
compassion.” And “all Americans must recognize that the face of terror
is not the true faith — face of Islam. Islam is a faith that brings
comfort to a billion people around the world. It’s a faith that has made
brothers and sisters of every race. It’s a faith based upon love, not

For Pope Francis, who has somehow managed to overlook 1400 years of
war against Christians by Muslims, “all religions want peace” (this was
uttered shortly after an 85-year-old priest had his throat slit) and
“Islam is peaceful” and the “Qur’an is peaceful” and “Muslim terrorism
does not exist.” How many times must he say it, in how many variations
on the nonsensical theme, to make you believe it? Credo quia absurdum — this should be the motto repurposed for this Pope — “I  believe because it is absurd.”

Just repeat the Pope’s prescription for World Peace and Interfaith Outreach ad libitum,
and surely something good will eventually come of it. Or will it? Lots
of people in the Western world have wagered not just their own
reputations, but the survival of their own peoples, on some version of
the ever-more doubtful notion that Islam is about “peace, unity,
prosperity, and inclusion.”

Esma Voloder has her precious crown, her ozwear, her phuket jewels,
her endorsement deals and brand ambassadorships locked in, with many
more no doubt to come. But she wants to do something for the good of
everyone. She wants to promote Islam. Pro bono, apparently. She claims,
and she may even believe, that Islam is all about “peace, unity,
prosperity, and inclusion.” Though Muslims have been purveyors of
taqiyya since 680 A.D., I don’t think that’s necessarily the case here.
She sounds like a political naif who is simply repeating a line she has
been fed. But perhaps I am being too kind. Whether she is misinformed,
or deliberately deceptive, given her new position as Miss World she will
undoubtedly have many occasions to tell interviewers her understanding
of Islam. As always, such an interview will make even a minimum of sense
only if the interviewer has properly prepared to question her by
reading the Qur’an, and some of the hadith and sira. It won’t be time
wasted; as a central subject of the age, Islam is here to stay, and
anyone who has actually learned something about it will find many
occasions on which such knowledge will come in not just handy, but

Such an interviewer ought first to allow Esma Voloder to have her
pollyannish say, all about “peace, unity, prosperity, and inclusion.”
She should then be asked what verses in the Qur’an she thinks support
her view of  peace, or unity, or inclusion? Could she recite a single
such verse? If she offers 5:32, make sure to insist on reciting 5:33,
and explain how it modifies 5:32. And if there are some verses (early,
Meccan) she manages to recall, remind her of the doctrine of abrogation,
which she undoubtedly will never have heard of. Then suggest that there
are quite a few verses in the Qur’an that help explain the dozens of
military campaigns Muhammad took part in, just in the last ten years of
his life. What does Esma Voloder make of this verse (read out 9:5)? Or
this (read out 9:29)? Or this (read out 47:4)? Read them slowly. Explain
that there are more than a hundred such verses in the Qur’an, and that
you’ve posted them at your website, to which you then provide a link.
Piqued by Ms. Voloder’s display of confusion, which will be obvious as
soon as she tries to explain away just those three verses quoted by the
interviewer, others will want to check out these and other Qur’anic
verses for themselves. And with that link,you’ve made it easy for them.

Ms.Voloder will have a hard time explaining away these verses, but
make her task harder still. Even before she can offer the
“these-verses-have-to-be-put-in-context” excuse, the interviewer should
proleptically note that “the usual way” these verses are dealt with by
Muslim apologists is not to forthrightly acknowledge them, but instead
to “contextualize” them, to pretend they apply only to specific enemies
from 1400 years ago. “But,” the interviewer can add, “both the glosses
provided by the most eminent Qur’anic commentators, such as Ibn Kathir,
and the behavior of Muslims themselves over the past 1400 years, show
that these verses were meant to be prescriptive, applicable for all
time, and not merely descriptive, applicable to a particular time and
place and enemy.” And if that interviewer is in a take-no-prisoners
mood, even with one so winsome and mentally helpless as Esma Voloder,
then let Esma be asked yet again, by way of summary so far, to explain
why Muhammad’s life is so full of war, assassinations, mass
decapitations, and the Qur’an so full of commands about conducting
violent Jihad against, striking terror in the hearts of, the [Infidel]
enemies, if Islam is all about “peace, unity, cohesion”?

And then it may be time to demonstrate, in the most telling way
possible, how little Esma Voloder knows about Islam. Leave the Qur’an —
the point about its sinister contents has been made — and raise the
issue of the Hadith. Ask Ms. Voloder if she has ever read them, if she
knows why the Hadith are so important to Muslims. If she answers that
she  has “never’’ read because she didn’t think they were that
important, or still worse, had never heard of them, that will make her
look not just ignorant, but idiotic. If she answers “yes” or “well, some
of them,” take this as the moment to recite the usual horrifying list
of events in Muhammad’s life that Muslims would prefer you never find
out about: Muhammad’s marriage to little Aisha, the murders of Asma bint
Marwan, Abu Afak, and Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, the rape (as it must be
called) of the Jewish girl, Saafiya, by Muhammad on the same day he had
her father, husband, and brother killed, the torture and murder of
Kinana of Khaybar, the killing of the 600-900 prisoners of the Banu
Qurayza.  Don’t spare Ms. Voloder; ask sweetly, but ask, if she is
familiar with any or all of these events in the life of Muhammad, just
as you had asked her earlier about those Jihad verses in the Qur’an.
Either she will have to admit to knowing about them, and then have to
explain them away (just how do you explain away Aisha? Asma bin Marwan?
Saafiya? Kinana?) as best she can, which makes her look both sinister
and foolish, or she will claim she was not aware of those particular
hadith, which leaves her looking merely foolish. And then ask if she is
aware that Muslims consider Muhammad, the man responsible for that list
of atrocities that have just been recited, as “al-insan al-kamil,” the Perfect Man, and “uswa hasana,”
the Model of Conduct. Given what you have just told her about Muhammad,
would she describe him as the Perfect Man? What can she say?

And then, just one last question for beauty queen Ms. Voloder.  Ask
her to imagine herself walking down a street in Saudi Arabia or Iran or
Afghanistan or Pakistan, her hair loosely flowing, as she wears it in
Australia, her makeup and dress just the same as she had for her Miss
World competition, with her shoulders bare, or dressed as she does for
her work as a criminal profiler. Then ask her what she thinks would
happen to her, wearing  that sort of getup, in Saudi Arabia, Iran,
Afghanistan, Pakistan. We all know she would at the very least be yelled
at, perhaps beaten by the mutawwa (religious police), even
possibly taken into custody to be charged by the state, or might well
have to endure both curses and beatings administered by outraged Muslim
vigilantes. And don’t even ask what would happen to her in those
countries if she dressed as she would have had to for the swimsuit
component of the Miss World competition). She cannot deny the likelihood
of such mistreatment. Doesn’t that at least give Ms. Voloder a moment’s
pause as Defender of the Faith? And shouldn’t that be enough, along
with those 30,000 acts of Muslim terrorism since 9/11 for which she can
find no convincing explanation in Islam, to create, among the handful
still wanting to believe her, more than a little doubt?



Violent Privilege: Islam & New Police

 Published on Jul 22, 2017

will wrongly blame an entire group for the violent acts of individuals.
But others will wrongly cover up the violent crimes of individuals
because it might reflect negatively on a group. The left excuses
violent crime if committed by Muslims and the right excuses violent
crime if committed by the police. In Minneapolis, the same town where
Philando Castile was murdered by a cop, we look at the violent privilege
of Mohamed Noor, a member of both privileged groups.

 Anni Cyrus Video: Muslim Killer “Cops” and Why Only Muslim Lives Matter

 Anni Cyrus on Middle East Tensions & Sharia






EXCERPTS:  ““I’m also a gay rights activist,” Scaramucci said. “You can look it up.
I’ve given to American Unity PAC, I’ve given to the Human Rights
Campaign; I’m for marriage equality.

As an organizer of SALT, an annual political and business conference
in Las Vegas for hedge fund managers, Scaramucci had invited as a
speaker TV personality and transgender Republican advocate Caitlyn
Jenner. A report last year in the Huffington Post on business support for LGBT rights quotes him as saying, “We don’t want to be on the wrong side of history.”

On Twitter, Scaramucci has also criticized North Carolina’s anti-LGBT
House Bill 2, calling the measure prohibiting transgender people from
using the restroom in schools and government buildings “shameful.””





Trump Taps New Communications Director Who Advocated for ‘Gay Rights Movement,’ ‘Pro-Choice’ Cause 

BY HEATHER CLARK; SEE:;  republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has appointed
Anthony Scaramucci to be the new White House Communications Director—a
man who has publicly stated his support for same-sex “marriage” and
abortion rights.

“Republicans should support gay marriage,” he tweeted in 2012, again writing
later that year in response to a follower, “I am not a partisan. For
gay marriage, against the death penalty, and pro-choice. I am for social
inclusion, fiscal responsibility.”

Just in November, Scaramucci wrote, “I support the gay rights movement and I am an active proponent of equality.”
On Saturday, after reports began to surface that some of Scaramucci’s
past tweets seemed to conflict with the president’s views or appeared
critical of the president, he advised that he would be deleting older
posts, stating that his positions have “evolved.”

“Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters,” he wrote.
However, while some political posts from the past were indeed
deleted, the aforementioned tweets expressing support for same-sex
“marriage” remain as of press time.
“I hope she (Hillary) runs, she is incredibly competent,” dated 2012,
was one of the tweets Scaramucci deleted, as well as “Walls don’t work.
Never have never will. The Berlin Wall 1961-1989 don’t fall for it
(dated 2015).”

He also deleted a past tweet about climate change and one expressing his thoughts on gun control.
“You can take steps to combat climate change without crippling the
economy. The fact many people still believe CC (climate change) is a
hoax is disheartening,” Scaramucci wrote in March 2016.
The entrepreneur and Fox News commentator, who also served on the
Trump presidential transition team, assumed his role as communications
director on Friday. Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced his
resignation the same day, and was replaced by his deputy, Sarah Huckabee
Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
Trump thanked Spicer for his work in a statement, while also expressing confidence in Scaramucci.
“I am grateful for Sean’s work on behalf of my administration and the
American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue
new opportunities. Just look at his great television ratings. Sean will
continue to serve the administration through August,” he said.
The president said of Scaramucci, “Anthony is a person I have great
respect for, and he will be an important addition to this
administration. He’s been a great supporter and will now help implement
key aspects of our agenda while leading the communications team. We have
accomplished so much and we are being given credit for so little. The
good news is the people get it even if the media doesn’t.”
As previously reported, while the Trump administration declined to
recognize June as “LGBT Pride Month,” Trump has made several supportive
remarks over the past year about homosexuals, and sold “LGBT for Trump” t-shirts and pins during his presidential campaign.
“He (Trump) was the very first Republican nominee to mention the
LGBTQ community at our Republican National Convention and was applauded
for it. And I was there applauding with him,” Vice President Mike Pence,
a professing Christian, told ABC’s “This Week” in February.

 Anthony Scaramucci Supported Abortion, Gay Marriage, Gun Control, & Obama

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

2 days ago

Friday, Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci was announced as the
White House’s new director of communications, a new hire that reportedly
spurred the resignation of Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The 53-year-old
has no previous experience in government, having previously worked in
business and as a host on the Fox Business Network. And, as internet
sleuths have noted, some of Scaramucci’s old tweets include anti-Trump and pro-liberal sentiments, a somewhat awkward reality given his new job.
Back in August 2015, while on Fox Business, Scaramucci called his new boss a “hack” and accused him of being a “bully” due to  critical remarks he made about hedge fund managers.
Scaramucci actually addressed the matter of some of his anti-Trump
rhetoric during his introductory press conference, calling it “one of
the biggest mistakes” of his life and attributing it to his political
The matter of his old tweets goes even further,
however, because they include not just criticisms of Trump, but
statements about policy that would probably place him somewhere in the
neighborhood of centrist big-money Democrats, or quite liberal
Republicans. For instance, he has voiced support for gun control,
same-sex marriage, abortion rights, and policies to address climate

Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Anthony Scaramucci/Twitter

Wants Increased Gun Control

Anthony Scaramucci/Twitter

Voted For Clinton And Obama

Anthony Scaramucci/Twitter

Opposed The Trump Border Wall

Anthony Scaramucci/Twitter

Believes In Climate Change

Anthony Scaramucci/Twitter

Supports The Gay Rights Movement

Anthony Scaramucci/Twitter

Supports Abortion Rights And Opposes The Death Penalty

Anthony Scaramucci/TwitterNow,
this might all sound foreboding for Scaramucci’s chances of sticking in
the job, or holding Trump’s favor as the days and weeks roll by. But
the essential, underlying this is this: Since the 2016 presidential
campaign season really started rolling, Scaramucci has been a vocal and
unapologetic Trump booster in every sense of the word.
language when discussing the president during Friday’s presser made this
all the more obvious. He repeatedly professed his “love” for the
president, and also insisted (contrary to an immense amount of polling
data) that he’s “loved” by the American public, too.

He even gushed over Trump’s athleticism, which is not something you typically hear that often ― he claimed to have once seen Trump throw a football through a tire, as well as sink three-foot golf putts, which for the record, is not a particularly impressive feat for someone who spends as much time golfing as Trump does.
other words, although his past personal policy beliefs might not square
perfectly with those of the GOP establishment or of Trump himself, you
can feel virtually guaranteed that these past tweets and comments aren’t
going to be a problem. Because when it comes down to it, Scaramucci has
made it clear that he’s a Trump man now, and there might not be anything more important to his long-term job security.