Thursday, October 3, 2013

What Abbas Missed in His UN Speech (Gatestone)

It's unfortunate that over the years the Arab nations have seen and used the Palestinian people as their guinea pig to get at Israel. Whereas the majority of these hapless people would simply want to get on with their lives, living and letting others live, their Arab brothers see them as their only means of amassing world's opinion against Israel.  The more these people suffer then, the better for the agenda.
What is even more unfortunate is that the official government of  the Palestinian people itself now seems to have bought into this agenda. The PA apparently is now more concerned about the relative inconveniences of the Palestinians in the hands of Israel than the atrocities being perpetrated against them in the hands of their so-called Arab brethren.

The report below, by the Gatestone Institute shows clearly what the concerns of PA prime minister, Mamoud Abbas are when given the opportunity to address the entire world through the UN as to the plights of his people.  So sad.


What Abbas Missed in His UN Speech

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Abbas is more concerned about Jews visiting the Temple Mount than thousands of Palestinians who are being butchered and expelled from their homes in Arab countries; he sees evil only in the actions of Israel and Jewish settlers.
As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was delivering his speech at the General Assembly of the United Nations last week, one of his officials in Ramallah revealed that 250,000 out of the approximately 600,000 Palestinians in Syria have been forced to flee their homes since the beginning of the conflict there.
The official, Mohamed Shtayyeh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, said that 93,000 of the displaced Palestinians fled to Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey.
He added that those who fled to the neighboring Arab countries were living in harsh conditions.
Yet in his speech, Abbas largely ignored the plight of these Palestinians. Instead, he chose to direct his criticism toward Israel and the settlers.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the UN General Assembly, September 26, 2013 (Photo credit: UN video)
Abbas saw no need to criticize the warring Syrian parties for killing Palestinians and driving them out of their homes.
Nor did he utter a word about Lebanon's mistreatment of the Palestinian refugees or the fact that the Egyptians have been mistreating Palestinian refugees.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

More Madness from the Mainstream Media: Open-air Sex, Child-free life, etc

It’s really incredible how extensive the influence of the media is on people of our generation.  Concepts that must have sounded insane a generation ago are now promoted and justified as signs of advancement.  In the latest craze by the BBC, with the argument that sex should be redeemed from the hand of porn czars, supposedly normal people are to go in and have sexual intercourse “in the privacy” of a “sound-proof” cubicle on stage, and they will come out to discuss on TV, their experience!  Now that homosexuality is already mainstream in western society, it is not surprising that one of the three couples billed to feature in the premiere show on September 30 would be homosexuals ( .   
              But even more telling of how much the media believes they have got society firmly wrapped up in their hand is the recent article by the Time magazine, promoting what it called, the Child-free life!  Subtitled, “When having it all means not having children,”  the article, glamorizes the life of women who deliberately choose to spend their entire childbearing years “maternity-free.”  As the article would convince its readers, not only can a young lady spend her life pursuing career and passions, be exempted from the inconveniences  and restrictions of pregnancy and labour, she could also save the approximately $234,900 required to raise a child born in 2011 to adulthood.  Surely there must be better things to do with all that kind of money than waste on a child!
            Incredibly, as statistics from the US show, people are actually buying into this kind of trash!  From the campaigns treating marriage as an old-fashioned concept, and encouraging young women who insist on marriage to at least postpone it till they have settled the career issue (by which time they are less fertile), we have now moved through the campaign for small-size (preferably one-child) family, to absolute no-child family!  What a glaring example of the “let’s –eat- and- drink-for-tomorrow-we- die” kind of lifestyle.  Personal fulfillments aside, what about the several NEEDS for human procreation in Society?


Doruwa – Peshawar – Nairobi: Islam-inspired insurgents continue murderous rampage

Incidents of attackers killing innocent people they have not even met before continue almost everyday now, somewhere on the globe.  And the one thing they all have in common is that they are carried out by people who believe they are promoting the Islamic faith.
In this week alone, as we wrap up this edition of Church Arise! there was the global headline-grabbing incident at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi where not less than 68  human lives were abruptly terminated by Al Shabab militants. The muhajedeens are smarting from the losses they have been incurring in their home base of Somalia following an AU offensive led by Kenyan forces.
Nigeria is probably not too far from the same situation, and it’s the grace of God that has not allowed the enemy to be able to perform his wicked devices as much as he would have wished.  Reports have it that the level of sophisticated arms cache now being vaunted by Boko Haram in the forests of Borno, together with corpses of ‘fair-skinned Arabs’ among their casualties clearly indicate that moslem terrorists flushed out from Mali and elsewhere might have joined forces together with their Boko Haram co-jihadists.  Only a few hours to this write-up, elements from this group visited Doruwa village in Yobe,  around 1.00 am on Thursday 26th September, where in cold blood, they shot dead a yet unnamed Pastor together with his two children .  They then set the Church and two other buildings ablaze before taking their leave. (see
And in Pakistan, it was two suicide bombers who detonated their lethal bomb at the All Saints Church,  Peshawar on Sunday Sept 22.  Over eighty lives (boys, girls, wives, husbands, etc) were gruesomely terminated in the first wave of casualties.  This is not counting those who would yet lose limbs, if not lives, in the course of their ongoing medical treatments. (
Apart from these spikes of events, there is the constant on-going killings of christians in places like Syria, Egypt, etc as opposing warring muslim factions take turn to teach the vulnerable hapless christians a few lessons, for not showing sufficient loyalty to their particular faction! Like the proverbial grass caught between dueling elephants.
            The least christians under more favourable climes could do is to keep these brethren in mind, lift them up in prayers, and when so opportuned, speak out for them. How comforting to remember that “In all their affliction, He was afflicted.” (Isa. 63.9a); and that the King is actually now at the door.

Environmental Terrorism: Is Al-Qaida responsible for U.S. wildfires?

It is well accepted that several of the ferocious and economically damaging wildfires being recorded in the US are not just due to nature (e.g. lightnings) or human accidents (eg from campfires), but deliberate arsons.  In what could be the ultimate nightmare and probably a game changer in the fight against terrorism, security agencies in the US are now openly discussing the possibility that even those arsonists might not be just regular wicked neighbours or people looking for insurance money, but Al Qaida operatives, intent on crumbling the US economically, from within.
The World News Daily (WND) reported a former National Security Agency official , William Scott, as saying “U.S. officials have pretty much determined that some of the fires that burned in California [in 2011] were ignited by al-Qaida operatives.”
Furthermore, the WND reported in June,  that an expert on Islamic terrorism stopped just short of declaring  a wildfire that ravaged the outskirts of Colorado Springs, Colorado as linked with terrorism.  He was quoted as saying: “One thing that my investigators have given me the authority to state is that they have all but ruled out natural causes as the cause of this fire.”  That single fire resulted in the death of two people and destroyed more than 500 homes.  Total damage is expected to be in the neighbourhood of $120 million.
Last year, al-Qaida’s English-language online magazine, Inspire, reportedly published an article called ‘It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb,’ which featured instructions on how to build an incendiary bomb to light forests on fire.  Similarly, the Christian Broadcasting Network reported al-Qaida was advising would-be terrorists how best to burn America.  The terror group’s magazine included pictures,  detailed diagrams and explanations on how to start fires to obtain the most damage without leaving any trace.
Forests in other places including Israel and Europe are also reported to have been targeted.  Indeed, according to the WND,  Russia’s security chief, Aleksandr Bortnikov, has affirmed that “Al-Qaida was complicit in recent forest fires in Europe” as part of terrorism’s “strategy of a thousand cuts.”
As early as ten years ago the World News Daily  had reported that the FBI was already conscious that  national forests in the West could be the next target for terror by Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network. Documents captured by the British intelliience service M16 were said to have indicated that al-Qaida would like to launch a “global fireball” by lighting forest fires in Europe, the United States, Australia and South America.
According to the WND  websites run by jihadis have actually laid claims to some of the wildfires in California.  See details of these developments in the original article by WND at
Now how does the world respond to such a horrendous development?    It’s a logic that stares one right in the face: we can only expect more curtailing of individual liberties and global collaborations.   Both responses would only serve to hasten the coming of the anti-christ – and of course, the preceding Rapture of the Church to meet the Lord Jesus Christ in the air. Have you made your reservation for the flight?

Porn Advocacy goes mainstream on the BBC

I found it quite instructive the other day watching a debate on pornography on the BBC.  Here we have on one side, people who proudly represent the debased industry struggle to justify why they must continue to pollute society with their increasingly-burgeoning business.  They euphemistically refer to themselves as people involved in Adult Industry Trade (AIT).
Even more instructive and saddening was the fact that the opposing speakers perfectly complemented AITs proud pushfulness with their mellowed laid-back approach.  Everybody seemed to be afraid to get labeled as prudish.  Hence all the arguments on the evil of porn on society were limited to such approved areas as whether or not porns lead to addiction or sexual offences.  And of course the whole debate became nothing more than an academic pushing of figures one way or the other, citing studies whose backgrounds remain unclarified.
Under the circumstances, AIT practitioners easily justify their existence, saying they are providing services for frigid people, and that in any case they are only providing people with what they loved to watch!  The actors and actresses also loved it (at least the big income), so what’s the business of fringe religious bigots trying to force their standards on everyone else?  On the issue of whether or not porn (especially the violent variant) does actually make people want to go and practice it in their neighbourhood,  AIT appealed to the game of boxing.  Does the violence inspire the millions of boxing fans to go into the street pummeling everyone they come across? Rather, by “providing” people with alternative outlets for their passion, AIT claim, porn is actually helping prevent possible sexual violences!
It is thus clear that the whole exercise is nothing but an attempt to mainstream pornography and make it look not too bad.  The single on-line soft porn provider that was interviewed on the issue of whether or not people do get addicted to pornography conceded the obvious; but was also frank when she added that it was not her place to warn her clients of  such possibilities!
In my opinion, there is absolutely no point in trying to argue whether or not pornography could be addictive.  Even lesser lusts have successfully thrown millions into strong emotional cages that require special grace of God to escape from.  But the real issue here is that sex is not just another activity, like boxing or footballing.  Every sexual act (excluding gays, of course) has the possibility of producing humans, just like every one of us is! Sex should therefore be treated as sacred! Trifling with sex is simply immoral and unbecoming of anyone who would claim to be a sane bona fide member of the human clan. That may be why the Maker of heaven and earth holds it that a person lustfully contemplating sex with another is deemed to have actually carried out the act, while the same does not necessarily hold for the situation where he was thinking of beating up that person.  Certainly not if one were contemplating devouring a bowl of pounded yam!
 And if even we want to restrict ourselves to effects on Society alone, the real effects of porn will have to be evaluated beginning from the unquantifiable impact on the family, viz , infidelity in marriage and attending exponential increase in number of children and youths without proper parental upbringing. This is the foundation for so much evils and instability in Society.  That people who promote and produce pornographic films could actually put on nice ties and suits and come argue their case on  the BBC for a global audience, tells us how late the hour is.  Where, for heavens sake, is the Church at such a time as this!
In the meantime, following the public revelation of the fourth case of HIV among porn stars in recent weeks, the filming industry in the US has announced a temporary suspension of productions of pornographic (“blue”) films. It is the second moratorium on filming across the industry in less than a month.(,0,6230600.story )