Wednesday, May 22, 2013

22 May 2013



Presbyterians Week Headlines

[1]
Message of Hope to the Gay Community from the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing)

[2]
Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Homosexual Ministers

[3]
The Same-Sex Couples Bill – What Is At Issue. A Statement from Anglican Mainstream

[4]
The Banner of Truth is Hiring

[5]
Oklahoma Tornado Relief

[6]
News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

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Headlines from Christian Concern

[8]
Headlines from The Christian Institute

[9]
Articles from LifesiteNews.com

[10] 
Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

[11] 
The Religion of Peace

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[1]
Message of Hope to the Gay Community from the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing)

In his moderatorial address to the General Assembly of the
Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) (FCSC), the new Moderator the Rev. Warren Gardner stated:

“The gay community needs to hear a message of hope, a message of hope for ‘all’ sinners. They must hear that “some of us” in Christ’s Church, in the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), were once: fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate, sodomites, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners. And they must hear the glorious words of hope uttered in 1 Cor. 6:11:

“And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God!”

“The world must hear that God cleanses, justifies and sanctifies sinners by His Son our Lord Jesus Christ and by His Holy Spirit—and that we are examples of God’s grace.”

Mr. Gardner is minister of the FCSC congregation in the Atlanta, suburb of Winder, Georgia, USA.

The full text of Mr. Gardner’s Moderator’s Address to the 2013 FCSC General Assembly “The Challenge of Living in the Environs of Sodom”
From Ezekiel 16:46-59 will be published 1 June 2013 in the Christian Observer.


+ Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), Rev. John MacLeod, Free Church Manse, Portmahomack, Ross-shire, Scotland, principalclerk@fccontinuing.org


[2]
Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Homosexual Ministers

A 20 May 2013 The Guardian article by Severin Carrell titled “Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Gay Ministers” reports that the 2013 General Assembly (GA) of the Church of Scotland has voted narrowly to allow congregations to call homosexual ministers - only if the particular congregation elects to do so in what Carrell termed “a radical departure from more than 450 years of orthodoxy set in train by the protestant reformer John Knox”.

The GA by a vote of 340 against to 282 for rejected a motion which would have made homosexual ordination for ministers in civil partnerships or who are celibate the default position of the Kirk.


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[3]
The Same-Sex Couples Bill – What Is At Issue. A Statement from Anglican Mainstream

The basic issue in the same-sex couples bill is “What is marriage?” The bill renders marriage a genderless institution since any combination of two adults will do. When a child is born there is always mother around. The question is, where is the father? The bill sends out the message that fathers are dispensable for children. It completely decouples marriage from procreation, consummation and adultery. Once marriage is redefined and reduced to only an intimate relationship, on what logical basis could the law turn away three people who say they want to get married?

Government has a strong interest in supporting man-woman marriage because that has been shown to be the best context for raising children who grow up to be good citizens for the next generation. Traditional marriage is recognised for sound reasons in public policy and the Government has no business in redefining it.

Are children to be in born in random arrangements or are they to be conceived in a permanent relationship where the mother and father love each other as much as they love their child? 'Other arrangements' on average put much greater burdens on the state which so often has to step in and provide cash and care.

Churches should not be fooled by the suggestion of legal protection. This will certainly be challenged in the name of “equality”. Neither should they be fooled by the suggestion that any future government would safeguard such “protections”. The great danger is that people who believe in traditional marriage will be punished for their views in their careers and in accessing public services such as fostering or adoption. Government has no business in redefining marriage.

Dr. Philip Giddings (Convenor)
Canon Dr. Chris Sugden (Secretary)


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Anglican Mainstream, 21 High Street, Eynsham OX29 4HE, England, 44- 0-1865-883388, office@anglican-mainstream.net


[4]
The Banner of Truth is Hiring

The Banner is looking for someone to fill the position of office clerk/product marketing assistant. This position, in addition to fulfilling general secretarial tasks, will aid the Banner in promoting our books through online vendor management, social media and web marketing. A strong computer competency, ability to manage accounts, and customer service orientation is essential. Some design skill and marketing experience would be helpful.

Overall, the successful candidate must be willing to fulfill a number of roles, be a driven self-starter, and most importantly catch the vision of the Banner of Truth's ministry.

Summary of Skills

-- Strong computer competency
-- Customer service
-- Social media and online marketing
-- Clerical and secretarial
-- Web Design/webpage creation (optional)

If you can think of a person who would be a good fit for the Banner and this position, please have them send a resume to Pat Daly -
pat@banneroftruth.org

Feel free to call 717-259-5747 if you have any questions. Ask for Pat.


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[5]
Oklahoma Tornado Relief

Here are just a few of the agencies providing relief to the victims of the recent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma:

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Please give generously, either by credit card by clicking the "Donate Today" button below or at
http://www.epc.org/giving/emergency-relief/ or by check payable to "Evangelical Presbyterian Church" and designated "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" sent to:

Evangelical Presbyterian Church
17197 N. Laurel Park Drive, Suite 567
Livonia, MI 48152

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Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

General Synod Good Samaritan Offering, One Cleveland St, Greenville, SC 29601.

Donations will be sent to Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, North Carolina, to be used to bring material relief and the message of the Gospel to victims of the violent storms.

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Church World Service

Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515. (REF: 2013 Tornadoes, Appeal #627-Y.)

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Reformed Church World Service

https://www.rca.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=9344

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World Vision Disaster Response in the USA

http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?funnel=dn&item=1753180&go=item&section=10339&


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Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1 Cleveland Street Suite 110, Greenville, South Carolina, 29601, 864-232-8297, Fax: 864-271-3729

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Church World Service, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 700, New York, New York 10115, 212-870-2061, Fax: 212-870-3523, info@churchworldservice.org

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Reformed Church in America, 4500 60th Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512, 800-968-6065, questions@rca.org

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World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Dept. W, Federal Way, Washington 9806, 888-511-6592, info@worldvision.org


[6]
News from the Deepest Recesses of Hell

-- Journal of Medical Ethics Argues for “Abortion” of Newborns

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Abortion “Doctor” Yanked Out Parts of Living Baby Piece by Piece

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Dozens of Disabled Newborns Killed in Legal Euthanasia in Netherlands

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Politician: Kill Disabled Children Like We Kill Deformed Lambs

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Sixty Percent of Black Babies in U.S. Die in Abortion in Urban Cities

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Report Shows Texas Abortion Doc Kills Babies Born Alive

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Scientists Clone and Kill Human Embryos for Dubious Research

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Unethical Scientists are Making Human-Animal Hybrids, Again

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Ku Klux Klan Lynched 3,446 Blacks in Eighty-Six Years – Abortion Claims That Many Black Babies in ‘Less Than Four Days’

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British schoolgirl in India 'Murdered for Her Organs', Family Claim

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“Doctor” Got Away With Killing 26-Week Baby Born Alive after Abortion

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Family Planning Officials in Jiangsu Province Beat Farmer to Near Death for Unauthorized Births

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Man Takes Twelve-Year-Old to Planned Parenthood for Abortion to Hide Rape

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Twenty-Year-Old Man Kills, Sets on Fire Fourteen-Year-Old Who Refused Abortion

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Illegal Immigrant in Washington State Raped Preteen Girl, Forced Her to Have an Abortion


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[7]
Headlines from Christian Concern

Headlines of the past week from
Christian Concern:

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Embryonic Stem Cells from Cloned Human Embryos – Six Reasons for Caution

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Islamic Extremists Preaching at English Universities


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Christian Concern, 70 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8AX, England, 020 7935 1488, Contact Page


[8]
Headlines from The Christian Institute

Headlines of the past week from
The Christian Institute:

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U.K House of Lords bids to Vote Down Gay Marriage Bill on 3 June 2013

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U.K. Children Access Porn Sites Beginning at Age Six, New Study Reveals

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U.K. Tory Member of Parliament Kris Hopkins Backs Bill to Curb Growth of Sharia Courts


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The Christian Institute, Wilberforce House, 4 Park Road, Gosforth Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8DG, England, 44-0-191-281-5664, Fax: 44-0-191-281-4272, info@christian.org.uk


[9]
Articles from LifesiteNews.com

Articles from the past week from
LifesiteNews.com:

-- U.S. Federal Bill Would Penalize Adoption Agencies That Prioritize Heterosexual Couples

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Brazilians Fight Back as Regulatory Agency Tries to Impose Homosexual ‘Marriage’ on Entire Country

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U.K. Government Backs Down on Forcing Military Chaplains to Conduct Gay 'Marriages'

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Schools Are Not “Romping Shops”: Jamaican Ed. Minister Says No to Condoms in Schools

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Moscow Defies European Union, Prohibits Gay Pride March out of 'Respect for Morality'

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Young Christians in U.K. Will Be Locked Out of Public Professions by ‘Gay Marriage’, Ministers Warn


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[10] 
Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

Articles from the past week regarding kings and rulers setting themselves against the LORD and against his anointed:

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St. Clair County, Alabama Deputies Watch Woman Die in Court, Refused to Give Her Asthma Medicine

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Pentagon Unilaterally Grants Itself Authority over ‘Civil Disturbances’

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U.S. Military Sodomite Abuse: The Untold Story

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IRS Demanded Info on Pro-Life Group’s Prayers

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U.S. Department of Justice Brochure on Treatment of LGBT Employees: 'Silence Will Be Interpreted as Disapproval'

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No Telephone Calls or Emails 'Secure' from Obama Snooping

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Osaka, Japan Mayor Says WW2 Sex Slaves Needed for Morale

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Florida Quietly Shortened Yellow Light Standards and Lengths, Resulting in More Red Light Camera Tickets

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Undercover Cameras Show Washington DC Cabs Stranding Disabled Passengers

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Vermont to Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide

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California Woman Forced to Pay Alimony to Ex-Husband Who Raped Her Daughter

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Boys to Shower with Girls in California Public Schools

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California Police Break Down Door without Warrant, Taze Person Filming in Front of Wife and Kids

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U.S. Internal Revenue Service Subjects Dr. James Dobson and Family Talk Action to Viewpoint Discrimination

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U.S. Internal Revenue Service Harassed Pro-Life Leaders from Pharmacists for Life International

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U.S. Government Spend US$160,000 to Study Yoga as Treatment for Schizophrenia--In India

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland Family Loses Appeal to Get Pop-Tart Suspension off Eight-Year-Old Boy’s Permanent Record

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U.S. Congressional Budget Office: Obamacare in Its First Decade Will Cost Double What the President Promised

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The New Sexual Utopia of Genital Mutilation

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Documents Prove IRS Harassment of Pro-Life Groups Dates to 2009

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IRS Commissioner Unsure if It’s Okay Pro-Life Group Asked to Disclose Prayer Content

-- U.S. Congress Presented With 150 Pages of Evidence IRS Targeted Pro-Life Groups

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Leftist ‘Mother Jones’ Says Actually, the IRS Had Good Reason to Scrutinize Tea Party Groups

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Hofstra University Student in Mineola, New York Shot and Killed by Cop Trying to Rescue Her

-- U.S. Government to Spend US$146,944 Texting Low-Income People with Depression

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Northwestern University Student Government Nominee's Confirmation Blocked Because He Is a ‘Heterosexual White Male’

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Perazzi Shotguns Executive Attending Denver, Colorado Gun Show Taken into Custody after Cabbie Reports Him as Terrorist

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Hotel in Spain Bans Kids with Down Syndrome as They Would “Annoy” Guests

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New York City Bus Company Takes Europeans on “Ghetto” Tours

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Democratic U.S. Senator Uses Oklahoma Tornado for Anti-Republican Party Rant over Global Warming

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Uzbekistan: Criminal Conviction, Fines for Meeting at Home and Carrying Bible


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Last Resistance, Contact Page

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LifeNews.com, Post Office Box 270841, Fort Collins, Colorado 80527, news@lifenews.com

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Patriot Outdoor News, Contact Page

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[11] 
The Religion of Peace

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

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Afghanistan: Eight-Year-Old Bride of Mullah Bleeds to Death on Her Wedding Night

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Ft. Hood Texas U.S. Army Major Muslim Terrorist Killer of Fourteen Still Drawing U.S. Army Salary and Medical Benefits

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Barack Obama and Islam: Caliphate in Chief

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Obama Uses Terror-Finance Group to Push Gun Control

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Was U.S. Ambassador Stevens Killed to Avenge U.S. Drone Strike?

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Suspect: Boston Bombing Was Payback for Hits on Muslims

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Central African Republic (CAR): Seized by Muslim Rebels

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North Carolina Muslim Pleads Guilty to Buying Gun for 'Terrorist Jihad' to Kill Soldiers at Fort Bragg

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Nigerian Leader Admits Parts of the Country Now Under Control of Jihadists

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In Saudi Arabia, Lebanese Man Gets 300 Lashes, Six Years in Prison for Helping Woman Convert to Christianity

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Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Christian Leader in Borno State, Nigeria

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Northern Nigeria under State of Emergency

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Cowardly Police in England Refused to Halt Muslim Rape Gang

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Seven Muslims Caught Trespassing after Midnight at Boston's Quabbin Reservoir, One of U.S.'s Largest Public Water Supplies

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Video Shows Islamist Rebels Executing Eleven Syrian Soldiers

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U.S. Government Fails to Take Action against U.S. Servers Hosting Terror Sites

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Iranian Christians Face 'Systematic Persecution and Prosecution'

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Uzbek Muslim Arrested in Idaho: Provided WMD Bomb-Making Knowledge, Support to Jihad Group, Possession of Grenade, Aluminum Powder, Potassium Nitrate, Sulfur, Fuse

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Jihad Funding Operation Busted: New York Breaks US$55 Million Cigarette-Smuggling Ring Linked to Muslims with Ties to Hamas And Other Islamic Groups

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Boston Bombers’ Mosque Recommended Men Beat Their Wives

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Homeland Security Guidelines Advise Deference to Pro-Sharia Muslim Supremacists

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U.S. Grants Asylum to Muslim Terrorists but Not to Christian Homeschoolers

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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Judge Patrick J. Duggan Says It’s Okay for Muslim Violence against Christians

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Two Minnesota Muslim Women Sentenced for Funding Somali Jihadists

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"Boston Jihad Murderer Went Target Shooting and Met Repeatedly" with Chechen Jihadi in New Hampshire

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Moroccan Fatwa Calls for Execution of Those Who Left Islam: Many Christian Converts Fear for Their Lives

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Muslim Group in Nigeria Treats Captured Women as Sex Slaves

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Attacks Kill Sixteen in Iraq, Eight Police Kidnapped

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Bombs Targeting Sunnis Kill At Least 76 in Iraq

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Al-Qaeda-Tied Ansar Al-Sharia Militia in Libya Beheads a Captive, Screaming Allahu Akbar

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U.K. Police Probe At Least Fifty-Four More Muslim Child Sex Slavery Gangs

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Nazi Flag Adorned with Swastika Spotted Flying over Palestinian Town

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Bombs Tear through Baghdad in Iraq's Bloodiest Day for Months

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Flag of Jihad against the Jews Raised over Paterson, New Jersey City Hall to Screams of "Long Live Palestine"

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Muslim "Youths" Burn 100 Cars in North Stockholm, Sweden Riots

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More Christians Killed in Northern Nigeria Last Year Than in the Rest of the World Combined

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Bangladesh — Islamist Protest Leaders Arrested in Wake of Dhaka Siege


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