Tributes have begun flowing in for the British backpacker slain in a frenzied stabbing in north Queensland.
Friends have described Mia Ayliffe-Chung as an infectiously happy young woman as news of her death in Home Hill, a rural town about 75km south-east of Townsville, spreads to her former home on the Gold Coast.
The 21-year-old arrived in Australia about a year ago on a working holiday. She had been working as a waitress at Gold Coast nightclubs before making her way north for the backpacker rite of passage on the harvest trail.
She completed her first day on a sugarcane farm on August 17 and began sharing photos of her experience on social media.
July 26, 2016 – Robert Spencer
Is Islam good for individuals? Is Islam good for societies?
It is almost universally assumed by elites that Islam is good, and that even to ask such questions is offensive. But there is good reason to raise them anyway.
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Monday that the Nice truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel “showed a certain recent interest for radical jihadist movements.” French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve likewise said that he “appears to have become radicalised very quickly.” A neighbor of Bouhlel’s wife noted: “Mohamed only started visiting a mosque in April.”
Yet apparently contradicting all this was authorities’ subsequent announcement that Bouhlel had planned his attack for months. Either authorities were caught flat-footed, which would be no surprise, and the neighbor was wrong or lying about Bouhlel’s mosque attendance – or else Bouhlel underwent a serious change, growing more religious and beginning to attend mosque as he began plotting his jihad attack.
As I read the news reports, my heart immediately went out to the families. The media has been fueling the flames of racism and hatred for some time and we are reaping the whirlwind.
Yes, hatred and racism do exist, but from my vantage point, not to the degree they are being portrayed. I see tremendous love between the black and white communities — love we should be encouraging.
What if we looked through a different lens other than the lens of the secular media …
What if more people knew that many of America’s founders did not support slavery? The truth is that many of the Founding Fathers were responsible for planting the first seeds of equality and for the eventual end of slavery. John Quincy Adams was often referred to as the “hell-hound of the abolition movement” for his efforts against slavery.
Christian complacency has led to this latest offense against God which is now backed by Obama’s robot administration and enforced by the anti-God U.S. Government Courts, making it official that God and Jesus must be hidden from sight. This has sadly taken root in the United States Armed Services.
An active duty Marine was recently court-martialed for posting a Bible verse in her work-space cubicle. That verse? “No Weapon Formed Against thee Shall Prosper” Isaiah 54:17.
Her superior ordered her to take it down. She refused and next was subject to Court Martial, which means that one is being prosecuted for a federal crime, and now she has a federal criminal conviction on her record for….now get this…for not removing a Bible verse from the wall of her work space.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) said the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) did not apply in this (Sterling’s) case. The CAAF upheld the court-martial and dismissal from the service for this former Marine Lance Corporal, Monifa Sterling who had served honorably.
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Speaking to a crowd of hundreds of evangelical Christian leaders in Orlando FL last week, Donald Trump vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits tax exempt organizations, such as churches, from participating in any political activities or endorsing political candidates.
The Johnson Amendment gave the federal government powers our founding fathers sought to keep from them. It was named after former President Lyndon Johnson who introduced the bill in 1954. By requiring organizations to apply for tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization, the federal government then used the law to control churches.”
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July 8, 2016 – Robert Spencer
Recently, a number of representatives from the Dream Defenders, Black Lives Matter and various Ferguson anti-police brutality protesters made history through a solidarity trip to Palestine.
The purpose of last week’s trip was to connect with activists living under Israeli occupation.
The 10-day trip to the occupied Palestinian Territories, specifically in the West Bank, was organized to show a link between oppression emanating from the Israeli State as well as that which victims of police brutality are experiencing in America.
Christian persecution in India has reached a new level as believers in one state are reportedly being fined for worshiping Christ.
Hindu radicals have attacked and threatened Christians with the “tactical approval” of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) government, reports Persecution.org.
Last month, a public meeting turned brutal when Hindu villagers tied up and beat 25 Christians.
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Crisis Magazine ^ | June 30, 2016 | Tom Hoopes
Many commentators tried to implicate Christians in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando. But might it not be true that Western secularists have more in common with Isis than Christians?
The two realities of Islamic extremism and Western consumerism are like shadowy doppelgangers showing up each other’s bankruptcy. Consider:
- ISIS and secularists have both created aggressive sexual playgrounds for men.
At first glance, the two foes’ attitudes toward sex look utterly different.
In the West, the Sexual Revolution strains against any restriction on sexual expression. That loose attitude toward sexuality is one of the signs of decadence in the West that enrages Islamicists.
But dig a little deeper and the picture starts to change. Continue reading ‘When Islamists and Secularists Agree’
TORONTO, Ontario, July 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic contemporary Christian band from India has sold out two venues in the Toronto this coming weekend with a hard-hitting message aimed at youth.
Rexband is the musical outreach of the Jesus Youth Movement, which sprang up in Kerala, India’s southernmost state when many charismatic youth groups merged in 1985 to mark the International Year of Youth. Now, Jesus Youth International Director of Youth Formation Manoj Sunny told LifeSite News, it has a presence in 30 countries, always with a strong pro-life theme.
Rexband, which started in 1991,adopted the same pro-life thrust in 1995, said Manoj, after “Pope John Paul II gave out the call to build a ‘culture of life’ in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae.” Since then, said Manoj, “a pro-life message has been at the centre of all of our concerts, wherever we go, irrespective of the country or culture in which we are called to perform.”
“The only thing I can do now is to give God praise,” said Wayde van Niekerk moments after winning a gold medal at the Rio Olympics and breaking Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old 400m record in a time of 43.03 seconds.
“I went on my knees each and every day and I told the Lord to take care of me every step of the way — I even wrote it down on my spikes,” said the 24-year-old South African in a track-side television interview with BBC Sport in which he held up his running shoes to show the words “Jesus I am all yours, use me”.
“I asked the Lord to carry me through the race and I’m really, really blessed and grateful for this opportunity,” said the former Grey College student who commentators — including Michael Johnson — immediately began speculating could become the next big athletics star when Jamaican speedster Usain Bolt retires.
Fox News ^ | Bill O’Reilly
Newly unearthed photos of President Obama in Muslim garb underscore his deep ties to the faith — and possibly help explain his reluctance to call out radical Islam, Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly said Wednesday.
The photos, aired on “The O’Reilly Factor,” were taken at the wedding of Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, in Maryland sometime in the early 1990s, O’Reilly said.
They were not offered as evidence that Obama is Muslim, as some of his critics insist, but to show his “deep emotional ties” to the religion of his father and stepfather, O’Reilly said.
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July 5, 2016 – by Robert Spencer
Here is yet another mainstream media “ISIS is not Islamic” story; this one has more substance than most, and is frankly deceptive, as well as unintentionally illuminating even as it does its best to conceal Islam’s violent doctrines. Note, first off, that the Muslims are shocked by the attack in Baghdad, and Tarek asks, “How can these people kill Muslims during Ramadan?”
Nothing about the killings of non-Muslims in Orlando, Tel Aviv, Bangladesh (where those who could recite the Qur’an were not killed), and elsewhere.
This is because the Qur’an forbids a Muslim to kill a fellow Muslim (4:92) but exhorts Muslims to kill non-Muslims (2:191, 4:89, 9:5, 47:4).
So this entire expression of shock and grief over Baghdad, and Baghdad alone, is actually a manifestation of Islamic supremacism, not compassion as it is understood by non-Muslims.
US Defense Watch ^ | June 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
Last week, in the wake of the Orlando shooting, Fox News analyst and former US Army Intelligence officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters stated that “Not all Muslims are Terrorists, but Virtually All Terrorists are Muslims.” Exacto-mundo compadre.
Meanwhile…on Fantasy Island…
The Obama Administration and its cowardly and delusional acolytes of diversity and political correctness in the DOJ, the FBI, the DHS and the military are living in a holographic Land of Oz.
By direction of the White House and its minions, you can’t say radical Islam, jihad or Sharia, the FBI better not do surveillance on mosques, two bombs a day keeps ISIS away and we wouldn’t want to insult the people trying to kill us.
Obama’s motto is: “Don’t Tread on ISIS.”
Todd Starnes : Jun 21, 2016 : Fox News
“None of us have endorsed Mr. Trump, nor have we condemned Mr. Trump. This is about the possibility of being able to appoint the next four Supreme Court justices. This is about the dignity of human life from the womb to the tomb. This is about religious freedom…” -Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd
Reprinted with permission from Todd Starnes/Fox News] Donald Trump has agreed to meet privately with some of the nation’s most prominent Evangelical leaders—a meeting seen as critical to garnering support from social conservatives, Fox News has learned. (Photo: Fox News)
“Our goal is to be able to have a conversation that could lead to a better understanding of what Donald Trump has to offer to the country,” said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins.
Perkins is one of the key conservative leaders spearheading the gathering—set for June 21 in New York City. As many as 500 conservative leaders from around the nation are expected to attend the invitation-only event, as first reported by Time.com.
The meeting was convened by a who’s who among Evangelicals—including Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, James Dobson, Ralph Reed, Penny Nance, Bob McEwen, Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association, Kelly Shackleford of First Liberty, and mega-church pastors Jack Graham and Ed Young.
Powerful Guest Preacher & Evangelist from Indonesia ministering at CTFM Hallam on Sunday 21st August0 Comments Published by Office 2 August 13th, 2016 in Australia, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Indonesia, Israel, Jesus, Prayer, Revival
He is the senior pastor of Ark of Christ Ministries (AOC) which has branches in 15 cities across Indonesia.
AOC is also the Apostolic Oversight for Faceless Generation Ministries in Sydney, Australia.
Ev. Daniel has been in ministry for over 25 years and he has a very deep passion for Israel.
He has travelled to Israel more than 20 times and his teaching series specialises in observing the original Hebrew language and how it can apply to our everyday lives.
Spread the word throughout your family, friends & others to come expecting your miracle in the Name of Jesus!
by Mark Ellis : Aug 2, 2016 : God Reports
“I opened my eyes like waking up from a dream. I saw the nail marks in His hands…”
[God Reports] She was born into a strict Muslim family in the Middle East. Because she was born in the Muslim month of Ramzan, her parents named her Ramza.
“I was a religious girl from my childhood,” she told Bibles for Mideast. “I was always in front of the line for the Islamic practices for reciting the Koran, doing prayers five times a day, and fasting on the month of Ramzan.”
She also kept the tradition of wearing the “abaya,” with full head and face covering.
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NEW YORK, New York, June 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Over 1000 evangelical, pro-life and conservative leaders assembled for a closed-door meeting with Donald Trump Tuesday, ready to size up the presumptive GOP nominee and his commitment to issues of concern to faith-based voters.
Originally planned as a private gathering of 400 social conservatives, “A Conversation About America’s Future with Donald Trump” was organized by the Christian groups United in Purpose and My Faith Votes.
Attendees of the invitation-only event were treated to a mixed bag of answers from Trump and came away with varied reactions.
The event drew some 50,000 questions for Trump on topics such as religious freedom, homosexuality, abortion and Supreme Court appointees, submitted to organizers in advance.
Religious leaders heard responses to their liking from Trump in the areas of religious freedom and potential Supreme Court appointments, but some expressed concern afterwards that he didn’t say enough on the life issue, and appeared to skirt other matters, including directly addressing threats to religious liberty via the advance of the gay rights agenda.
Dear family & friends in Christ,
Once again, thank you so very much for your physical, financial, moral and most of all, prayer support.
The results in Australia’s last election were unexpected for many, as the major parties lost several seats, with mostly conservative minor parties with moral values, winning seats.
Unfortunately, RUAP did not win any seats, but did quite well in the elections. In some electorates we received almost 5 times the vote compared to the last election.
We all know how God used a ungodly king called Cyrus to fulfil His plans. Likewise some of the candidates from varying political parties, who were elected into the Senate, are not Christians, but are standing for some very good values, although we at RUAP do not necessarily agree with some of their policies.
Let us start with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party. I met her 6 months ago for the very first time. Contrary to what I have heard about her from the media and others over the past 18 years, I saw a completely different person. She was very kind and very friendly. So much so that our preferences of each other were very high up in the order.