Breaking Down Jesus’ “Prophecy” About Big Pharma

Does a verse in Revelation 18 teach that pharmaceutical drugs are going to be the main catalyst of deception to lead all mankind astray? I got an email from a concerned friend asking me about the word “pharmakeia” in scripture, particularly in Revelation 18:23. It says: “For your merchants were the greatest in the world, and you deceived the nations with your sorceries.” This word for sorceries is “pharmakeia”. It’s talking about drugs, poisons, and sorcery, and how it’s connected to magical arts, idolatry, and witchcraft. Bad theology hurts people, and sometimes kills people. So, is this bad theology? Is this interpreted incorrectly?

Controversial Imam Out as Head of Muslim Federation Imams Council

Izhar Khan, linked to a Taliban funding ring and anti-Semitic mosque, was replaced by other radicals.


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Izhar Khan, Imam of the radical Margate, Florida-based Masjid Jamaat Al-Mumineen (MJAM), is out as Ameer (President) of the South Florida Muslim Federation’s (SFMF) Council of Imams. Earlier this month, the group elected Abdul Hamid Samra, the Imam of the Islamic Center of Greater Miami (ICGM), to replace Khan, the Federation’s first Ameer. Whatever the reason for the group not continuing with Khan as its head, the fact that someone like Khan would be able to serve in such a position, while being linked to terrorist financing and a mosque that promotes bigotry and violence, is a direct reflection on SFMF, itself.

In May 2011, Khan was arrested and spent 20 months in a federal detention center for his alleged participation in a scheme to ship $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban to be used to kill US troops. The indictment against him said he worked with members of his family to “collect and deliver” funds to the terror group, “knowing and intending that they be used in preparation for and in carrying out… a conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim persons in a foreign country.” While the first judge in the case said the evidence against Khan was “compelling,” a later judge released Khan from custody, citing lack of evidence. Khan’s father, Hafiz, would be convicted.

Since before his arrest, Khan has been serving as the imam of MJAM. Today, MJAM’s website contains an online library that can only be described as wall-to-wall intolerance and brutality. Within this library, one finds material denigrating Jews, Christians, and Hindus, sanctioning domestic violence against women, glorifying female genital mutilation, encouraging jihad (holy war), and mandating death punishments for gays. One MJAM text, Tafsir Ibn Kathir, states “Allah forbids His believing servants from having Jews and Christians as friends because they are the enemies of Islam and its people, may Allah curse them.”

The Imams election was held at a restaurant and was attended by a dozen local Muslim religious and community leaders, including SFMF President Samir Kakli, who in October 2020, called for the release from prison of Hamas fundraisers affiliated with the terrorist charity, Holy Land Foundation (HLF). One of the imams participating at the election meeting was Shafayat Mohamed, the founder and Imam of the Darul Uloom Institute (DUI), a past haven for high-profile al-Qaeda operatives. Mohamed has been thrown off numerous community boards for his hate-filled talks against homosexuals.

Interestingly, Khan was absent from this month’s election proceedings. This was in stark contrast to the previous month when he led a panel discussion on health for the Imams Council. A photo from the panel discussion depicts Khan arm-in-arm with Kakli, as other imams also stand and pose next to Khan. Not long ago, Khan, Kakli and other Federation imams enjoyed wakeboarding excursions together. No doubt, these South Florida Muslim leaders embrace Khan.

The leaders’ acceptance of Khan is hardly surprising given the composition of the Muslim Federation, as it is little more than an umbrella organization for the majority of South Florida’s extremist Muslim institutions. This includes Islamist groups related to terrorism, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and Islamic Relief (IR). All of the imams from the Federation’s Council of Imams represent radical mosques.

Prior to Kakli taking over as President of the Federation, SFMF was led by Nezar Hamze, an ex-official for the Hamas-linked CAIR. SFMF’s social media was being conducted by Abdurahman al-Ghani, who used Facebook to refer to Jews as “the children of Satan”; the US as the “World’s Number One Terrorist Organization”; and gay Muslims as “stone cold kaffirs outside the fold of Islam.” Al-Ghani encouraged his followers to violently “wipe out the CIA.” In September 2012, he promoted a graphic from dead al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki with the message, “Allah is preparing us for victory.” In November 2012, he posted, “We love u Hamas. U are the real hero.”

The South Florida Muslim Federation named Izhar Khan as the President of its Council of Imams not ignoring Khan’s fanatical background, but welcoming and appreciating it. And just because Khan is no longer the head of the Council, does not mean that anything will change.

In fact, Khan’s replacement, Abdul Hamid Samra, has his own extremist resume. In March 2018, Samra, who also serves as a Muslim Chaplain at the University of Miami, was the Conference Chairman for a Miami conference organized by the Muslim Brotherhood-related Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Indeed, Samra’s ICGM mosque, a.k.a. Muslim Communities Association of South Florida (MCA), is affiliated with ISNA. Furthermore, the mosque property is owned by ISNA’s asset holder, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).

ISNA was co-founded by former Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Sami al-Arian. Al-Arian created a Tampa-area PIJ network and was convicted of providing material support to PIJ. A December 1987 declassified FBI memo about NAIT leadership states that there is evidence for “their support of JIHAD (a holy war) in the U.S.” Both ISNA and NAIT were named co-conspirators by the US Justice Department for the Hamas financing trials prosecuting leaders of the Holy Land Foundation terrorist charity. When HLF was established in 1987 as the “Occupied Land Fund,” it used ISNA’s official mailing address as its own.

As well, the two imams, Samra and Khan, are close with one another. The two have participated in events together, and in December 2017, Khan was honored by ICGM at its ‘A Light for Humanity’ celebration, where Khan sat facing the congregation along with Samra and fellow ICGM imam, Roshan Ali.

The South Florida Muslim Federation will continue to be the radical institution it always has been, and its Council of Imams will do the same. The only action that will ever deter these entities is if the government and the American public wake up, see these groups for the threats they pose to national security, and shut them down.

Beila Rabinowitz, Director of Militant Islam Monitor, contributed to this report.

James O’Keefe Interviews Vivek Ramaswamy on Soros Ties & Secret Democrat Allegations~HOW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FUNDED BLACK ROCK WITH $172 BILLION TO ADMINISTER COVID-19

In an exclusive sit-down, James O'Keefe of O'Keefe Media Group interviews presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. O'Keefe questions Ramaswamy on his alleged connections to George Soros and explores public concerns that he may be a secret Democrat. Ramaswamy acknowledges facing inquiries he's never heard before, as the conversation dives into his Wall Street past and his views on stakeholder vs. stockholder capitalism. Don't miss this revealing and thought-provoking interview.

We NEW MEXICO: The People support MLG’s Impeachment. Take Action: Sign the petition to demand Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham resign in disgrace.


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Pfizer exec named to Williamson County School Board, TN upsetting some parents~OMG questions Josh Brown, Pfizer National VP, Govt. Relations at Williamson Co. School board

Pfizer Whistleblower Debbie Bernal asked Brown about the employment status of Walker.  James O'Keefe followed up with Brown and other board members.



Pfizer exec named to Williamson County School Board, upsetting some parents

Josh Brown,{ }National Vice President for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, named to Williamson County School Board (WCS)

Josh Brown, National Vice President for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, named to Williamson County School Board (WCS)

The Williamson County Commission voted to appoint Josh Brown to fill a vacancy on the Williamson County School Board - but not without some controversy.

Brown is a graduate of Williamson County Schools and has three children who attend school in the district. But Brown's profession is the issue that has several parents unhappy about his appointment. He is a National Vice President for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

"You care not about the division you are causing in this county," parent Robin Steenman said to the commission. "You are not listening to we the people. If you will not listen we change who is listening in 2022."

"There's too much stink going on here," parent Jeff Price said. "A representative for Pfizer. Really?"

Brown is also facing criticism from some parents for having multiple friends on the commission who voted for him over two other candidates. Brown responded to the allegations.

"On any issue related to my employer I'm going to recuse myself if there is a conflict of interest," Brown told the commission before the vote. "I'm not going to apologize for who I work for. I'm not going to apologize for living here all my life and knowing some of you people on the commission. If that's the criticism I guess I can't do much about that."

RELATED: Williamson County Schools take steps to vet, limit speakers amid ongoing mask debate

Brown will serve the rest of the term representing District 4 on the school board after Brad Fiscus, the husband of Tennessee's former vaccine director, resigned last month. The next election for the seat will be August of 2022.

ALSO READ: Ex-Tennessee vaccinations director planning to leave state

Zelenskyy Visits Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers IN A New York City Hospital ON STATEN ISLAND: What’s This Now?

What's This Now? Zelenskyy Visits Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers — in New York City Hospital
Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP
There are an awful lot of strange things about the war in Ukraine. Here’s another one.

The New York Post reported matter-of-factly Monday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “headed to Staten Island University Hospital on Monday to visit his country’s wounded soldiers after he landed in the Big Apple for this week’s United Nations General Assembly.” It was presented as a heart-warming story: the Commander-In-Chief gives a morale boost to those who have been wounded in defense of the nation, and everyone goes away feeling inspired.

But wait. Why are the Ukrainian wounded in a hospital on Staten Island, instead of, say, Kyiv, or Odessa? It seems an awful long way for a wounded person to have to travel for treatment. Yet the Post offers no explanation of why they’re there, how they got there, or what the implications of their being there might be. Sky News offered raw footage of the event but no further explanation.

The Post says that Zelenskyy “thanked Ukrainian fighters receiving treatment at the hospital and even helped one soldier out of his wheelchair and to his feet as the two took a photo together.” And even more inspiring, “during his visit, Zelenskyy handed out commendations to the injured soldiers, some confined to wheelchairs and others with prosthetic limbs.”

While he was there, “he also toured the facility” and gave “a short address to the soldiers in the room.” That was when the inspirational content of this story reached its height, for Zelenskyy “reportedly issued the country’s battle cry, ‘Glory to Ukraine’ with soldiers replying ‘Glory to the heroes’ in Ukrainian.”

Gee, that’s swell, but when did Staten Island become part of Ukraine? Did Zelenskyy buy it with all the billions that the Biden regime has been shoveling his way?

Michael Dowling, whom the Post identifies as “the CEO of Northwell Health, which owns Staten Island University Hospital” offered a clue to this curious scenario when he said that “18 Ukrainian soldiers have received treatment at the medical center since March.”

That leads us to an ABC News story from March 30, which informs us that “a U.S.-based nonprofit is providing life-changing prosthetic limbs to Ukrainian soldiers who were wounded while defending their country against Russian forces. In just a few months, Kind Deeds has helped 11 soldiers receive and get fitted with prostheses.” The story adds that the soldiers were being treated at Staten Island University Hospital.

Dowling explained, “We have an obligation to help with the situation in Ukraine as much as we possibly can. It’s our privilege to help any way we can.” The executive director of Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Brahim Ardolic, added that “the soldiers want to get back to serve their country.”

He said, “We’ve rarely seen patients that are this much wanting to get better to go back to help. It’s really incredible to see how passionate you all are about getting better so you can go back and help your country. It really is something that is an inspiration to all of us.” In the same spirit of warmth and commendation, Zelenskyy “also presented awards to hospital staff.”

Related: Mr. Zelenskyy Goes to Washington

Zelenskyy is in New York to speak at the UN, and while he is in the country, he also plans to pay a visit to his piggy bank: “Later this week, Zelenskyy plans to meet with President Biden and congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. in a bid to secure more assistance from the U.S. as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approaches 20 months.”

And of course, he will get it as America’s infrastructure continues to crumble and Americans are increasingly squeezed by the financial burden of taking care of everyone in the world who has any problems.

It is unlikely that Zelenskyy and Old Joe will discuss the wisdom of the U.S. getting ever more involved in the war in Ukraine and thereby also inching ever closer to a world war. American taxpayer money is bankrolling the war in Ukraine, and wounded Ukrainian soldiers are being treated in the United States (paid for by a charity, apparently), and no one seems concerned about the bigger picture at all.

So relax. There will never be any consequences for America’s actions, and the money will never run out. Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!

PayPal handles donations for ‘charity’ linked to ‘Palestinian’ terror group


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Of course. The Leftist Big Tech companies see no problem with the “Palestinian” jihad, which the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine aids and abets.

“Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz sound alarm over PayPal working with terror-linked group,” by Gabe Kaminsky, Washington Examiner, September 12, 2023:

EXCLUSIVE — Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) are raising concerns over PayPal, the multinational technology company, processing payments for an anti-Israel charity with Palestinian terror group affiliations.

PayPal has begun handling donations for the Arizona charity Alliance for Global Justice, which has come under fire from Congress and watchdog groups for being linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror group, following the two software companies Salsa Labs and Stripe jumping ship. Congressional Republicans are now vowing investigations into PayPal, which doesn’t allow entities to use its services for “the promotion of hate, violence, racial, or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory or the financial exploitation of a crime,” according to its policies.

“Paypal should obviously and immediately cut ties with any group linked to Palestinian terrorism,” Cruz told the Washington Examiner. “Big Tech companies are not exempt from American laws or reputational risk from boosting terrorism.”…

Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Police tell Christian churches to ‘hire private guards, we cannot protect you’


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Many of the police share the faith and outlook of the attackers and are more sympathetic to them than they are to the victims of these attacks.

“Pakistan, Police to Christian Churches: ‘Hire Private Guards, We Cannot Protect You,'” by Massimo Introvigne, Bitter Winter, September 15, 2023:

August was one of the worst months in recent years for the number of assaults to Christian churches in Pakistan, with dozens of places of worship burned or demolished.

Besides arresting Christians for having allegedly provoked the rioters, the Pakistani police has now found a solution for this crisis, and a simple one.

Having inspected an area of Karachi notorious for sectarian conflict, and visited places of worship of different religions, the police issued on September 10, 2023,  “Security Directions for Churches” (mosques are not mentioned).

The police recommends (or rather orders, since “strict compliance” is required), that

“Private security guards be deployed outside the main gate of the church along with metal detector equipment.” Details are as follows: “Private security guard will be deployed on the roof bunker especially made as the backup for gate security. Walk through gates to be installed on the entrances of church. All the windows of churches to be covered with iron grill. CCTVs to be installed inside and outside the premises of churches and must be of great quality such as 6 MP / Night Vision with 15 days minimum back up. Walls of the churches must be fenced properly to avoid any untoward incident.”…

What the document says, in so many words, is that the Pakistani police is not capable or perhaps not willing to protect Christian churches. Christian taxpayers should hire and pay private guards. The police would check who these guards are—perhaps to make sure they are not “too” effective.

Hunter Biden To Appear In Person For Arraignment On Gun Charges

Hunter Biden To Appear In Person For Arraignment On Gun Charges

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JULY 26: Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, departs the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building and United States Courthouse on July 26, 2023 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges in a deal with prosecutors to avoid prosecution on an additional gun charge. However, the federal judge overseeing the case unexpectedly delayed Biden's plea deal and deferred her decision until more information is put forth by both the prosecution and the defense. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, departs the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building and United States Courthouse on July 26, 2023 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

OAN’s Elizabeth Volberding
6:30 PM – Wednesday, September 20, 2023


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United States Magistrate Judge from the District of Delaware, Christopher Burke, has declared that Hunter Biden, 53, must not receive “special treatment” regarding his request to appear virtually for his first court hearing on federal gun charges.

Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, was charged by Special Counsel David Weiss with making an untrue statement during his purchase of a firearm and making a false statement regarding information required to be kept by a federal licensed gun dealer. He was additionally charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance. 

On Tuesday, Hunter’s lawyers explained to the court that he will not be pleading guilty while asking for his first court appearance to take place virtually. This was something that Weiss’ team was opposed to in a filing on Wednesday.

Therefore, the Magistrate Judge announced on Wednesday afternoon that he will not be allowing Hunter to appear in court by video conference. He also explained that the president’s son should not be receiving special treatment.

“In the end, the Court agrees with both the Defendant and the Government, that Defendant should not receive special treatment in this matter — absent some unusual circumstance, he should be treated just as would any other defendant in our Court,” Burke stated in the filing. 

The 53-year-old’s in-person court appearance has been scheduled for October 3rd at 10 a.m. in Delaware. 

In Weiss’ opposition filing, it was stated that there are “serious felony gun charges at issue in this case.” 

Ultimately, the federal firearm charges are the first charges Weiss has brought against Hunter since becoming a part of the special counsel status. 

“Hunter Biden possessing an unloaded gun for 11 day [sic] was not a threat to public safety, but a prosecutor, with all the power imaginable, bending to political pressure presents a grave threat to our system of justice,” Hunter Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell expressed in a statement earlier this week. “We believe these charges are barred by the agreement the prosecutors made with Mr. Biden, the recent rulings by several federal courts that this statute is unconstitutional, and the facts that he did not violate that law, and we plan to demonstrate all of that in court.” 

Hunter has been in predicaments similar to this case previously. Fox News first reported in 2021 that police had responded to a case in October 2018, when a firearm owned by Hunter was found inside a trash can outside a market in Delaware.

According to a Fox News review, a firearm transaction statement reported that Hunter purchased a firearm earlier that month. On the firearm transaction report, Hunter responded negatively when he was asked if he was an “unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.”

“An in-person hearing is important to promote the public’s confidence that the defendant is being treated consistently with other defendants in this District and in other Districts,” Weiss’ team wrote in a letter to the federal Magistrate Judge on Wednesday.

“Moreover, the previous arraignment held in connection with this matter was anything but routine because the defendant and his previous attorney were not prepared to answer the Court’s questions,” the special counsel added.

Burke initially scheduled the arraignment for September 26th but decided to change the date to October 3rd.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

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Denver Has Spent Nearly $25M Sheltering Immigrants

Denver Has Spent Nearly $25M Sheltering Immigrants

LOS EBANOS, TEXAS - JULY 02: U.S. Border Patrol agents watch over immigrants after taking them into custody on July 02, 2019 in Los Ebanos, Texas. Hundreds of immigrants, most from Central America, turned themselves in to border agents after rafting across the Rio Grande from Mexico to seek political asylum in the United States. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
U.S. Border Patrol agents watch over immigrants after taking them into custody on July 02, 2019 in Los Ebanos, Texas. Hundreds of immigrants, most from Central America, turned themselves into border agents after rafting across the Rio Grande from Mexico to seek political asylum in the United States. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

OAN’s Elizabeth Volberding
3:00 PM – Wednesday, September 20, 2023


Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The city of Denver has reached almost $25 million in costs in order to shelter immigrants as the number of illegals entering the United States continues to grow.

This marks the latest financial hit that liberal cities are encountering as they deal with the immigrant crisis.

Denver city officials declared in an email that the expenses for immigrant housing is approximately $24.8 million, which is $20 million more than what the city expected to spend within the last six months.

Therefore, the spending is up to $1,000 per immigrant each week.

In August, it was reported by Axios that Denver had spent over $23 million in relation to the immigrant crisis. However, the city’s dilemma was said to be stable as leaders worked to establish a plan on how to efficiently provide services to the asylum seekers.

Earlier this year, the city of Denver put specific limitations on immigrant shelters. This included a 30-day limit for how long immigrants can reside in a shelter, as well as restrictions on returns and any possible “illegal activity.”

The immigrant crisis has been a growing issue throughout the country, and Denver is among a number of liberal cities that have been hit by a large influx of immigrants.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas), has also bussed immigrants to many cities, including Denver and NYC, however, those buses hold only a fraction of the total number of immigrants that have been seen.

Additionally, officials in Chicago have publicized that there has been a $538 million deficit generated from many factors. These include “the cost to care for new migrants arriving in the city.”

Denver officials have previously claimed that it is not a sanctuary city, but city commands do limit cooperation with immigration officials, leading conservatives, including the governor of Texas, to refer to it as a Sanctuary City.

Other city officials have also brought up the immigrant issue, including Governor Maura Healey (D-Mass.). Last month, Healey informed citizens about the state of emergency in the liberal state. 

Additionally, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass (D-Calif.) explained recently that she is “fearful” that any day, “planes could start coming.”

Simultaneously, at the border itself, several Border Patrol sectors across the country are overwhelmed as they face over 8,000 illegal immigrant encounters each day of the week.

This has resulted in street releases of immigrants across San Diego and Tucson as officials attempt to deal with the overflowing of their migrant shelters.

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Biden To Announce New Federal Office For Gun Violence Prevention

Biden To Announce New Federal Office For Gun Violence Prevention

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 09: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing the agreement for Finland and Sweden to be included in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the East Room of the White House on August 09, 2022 in Washington, DC. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Republic of Finland and Kingdom of Sweden applied for membership in the Cold War-era military alliance. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

OAN’s James Meyers
11:29 AM – Wednesday, September 20, 2023


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New reports have suggested President Joe Biden will announce on Friday the first-ever federal office of gun violence prevention. 

White House Staff Secretary Stefanie Feldman is leading the new department, according to The Washington Post and Politico. Feldman has previously worked on the Domestic Policy Council and oversees the gun policy portfolio at the White House. 

Activists claim the new department will help the Biden administration coordinate across the federal government on gun-related topics and help Biden show leadership when it comes to gun violence prevention. 

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been over 500 shootings in the United States where four or more people were injured or killed. 

In January, a combined 117 groups sent a letter to Biden urging him to create the federal office of gun violence prevention, a $5 billion fund for community violence intervention programs, a ban on foreign-made weapons, education campaigns on gun safety, stronger Federal Trade Commission regulations on firearm marketing, and a descriptive plan on the enactment of the Safer Communities Act passed last year.

“Unfortunately, gun deaths and injuries continue to ravage our country, impacting Asian American, Black and Brown communities, and neighborhoods all across the country,” the groups wrote to Biden. “While Congress must continue to prioritize gun violence prevention, you have the opportunity to act boldly by announcing a comprehensive plan of action to reduce gun deaths at the State of the Union on February 7, 2023.”

In June 2022, the president signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which increased background checks for people under 21 who purchase firearms.

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