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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Officials Announce Plan to Relocate Ahmadiyah Families to a Deserted Island.A district head in West Nusa Tenggara announced plan to relocate 20 Ahmadiyah families to a deserted island, a move many say is both discriminatory and inhumane.“We are trying to protect Ahmadiyah members,” Zaini Arony, district head of West Lombok, said on Monday, as quoted by Antara.Zaini said he had discussed the matter with religious figures and members of society, adding that it had been agreed that Ahmadiyah members would be relocated to an island in Sekotong subdistrict.He claimed the local government feared a repeat of an incident in February 2006 when thousands of mainstream Muslims burned homes belonging to Ahmadiyah members in the district.Many mainstream Muslims do not consider Ahmadis to be Muslims, citing in particular the Ahmadiyya viewpoint on the death and return of Jesus (see Jesus in Islam)The physical coming of Jesus (an old Israelite prophet) would disqualify Muhammad as the final prophet.The Ahmadiyya concept of Jihad as peaceful and the community’s view of the finality of prophethood with particular reference to the interpretation of Qur'an 33:40. Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Video:Sepulveda: 'We are miners, we are strong people'.The first of the 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months have been brought to the surface.An electrical specialist, Mario Sepulveda - who has acted as a spokesman for the miners - was the second to emerge.After medical checks he gave a brief news conference, surrounded by members of his family, saying how happy he was to be alive.See the full story here More on this story here for comments.

  • HT:LogisticsMonster.The People Promoting Seizure Of Your 401(k).This is one great posting a must read for anyone interested in his 401(k)!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:EmergingCorruption.Obama’s Healthcare Rules Will Shut Down Catholic Hospitals Nationwide.Some of Obamacare’s most destructive forces are quickly becoming common knowledge. We have, for instance, become painfully aware that Obama’s claim that we all could keep our plans and doctors “if you like them” is an outright falsehood as some people are already losing their coverage. It is also becoming clear that companies will be dropping plans all over the place making a lie of the idea that plans will be cheaper and easier to get once Obamacre comes into force. Another aspect of the destructive nature of this top down-style of “healthcare” is that once government takes over the system Democrats will assume they have the power to force religious-based healthcare providers to perform abortions and this will cause thousands of facilities to close down. This will, of course, make care even harder to get in many cities across the nation as hospital beds are lost in great numbers.In fact, we are already seeing this disastrous situation of closing hospitals playing out in Scranton, Pennsylvania where three Catholic-operated hospitals are likely going to be shut down and/or sold off because of the negative affects Obamacare will have on these facilities.Kevin Cook, the CEO of Mercy Health Partners, the company that operates these three hospitals, told WNEP TV News that Obamacare “absolutely” playing a role in the decision to sell off the facilities.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Ahmadinejad boosts Hezbollah with Lebanon visit.Thousands greet Iranian president with balloons, flags, pictures of relatives killed in Second Lebanon War. 'We're in the same boat when it comes to the fight against Israel,' woman says. MK Eldad: IDF should take him out. Thousands of Lebanese - mostly Hezbollah backers - are lining the main highway into the capital from Beirut's airport, where Ahmadinejad arrived Wednesday. Loudspeakers blasted the Lebanese and Iranian anthems, as well as a song welcoming Ahmadinejad to the "land of glory," as women sold Hezbollah flags and balloons to onlookers.Knesset Member Arieh Eldad (National Union) said, "History would have been different if in 1939 some Jewish soldier would have succeeded in taking Hitler out. If Ahmadinejad will be in the crosshairs of an IDF rifle when he comes to throw rocks at us, he must not return home alive."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Appeal to Medvedev against mosque.Moscow residents against the construction of a new place of worship for Muslims are turning to the Russian president: "We do not want the conflict to be transformed into religious confrontation." The authors of the appeal, t residents of Tekstilschiki neighborhood - where a mosque and a Koranic school are set to be built - explain that they have no political aims, but only the desire to prevent "a social conflict from turning into a religious clash”.The tension between the Orthodox and Muslim communities is now in danger rising. On 11 October, on the website of the Council of muftis warned of future protests of Muslims in Moscow. For now the situation is under control, but the alert remains high.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BloggerBase.Geert Wilders on Trial: Testimony of Wafa Sultan.I doubt that the judge was comfortable reading that content, but he made an obvious effort to avoid displaying his disgust. His relief is obvious when he finishes reading the testimony. The defendant and his lawyer were obviously struggling to maintain decorum. A few audience members in the gallery were not so successful in maintaining a straight face. A good view of the prosecution side might have been priceless.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Memri.Egyptian Screenwriter Wahid Hamed Attacks the Muslim Brotherhood: They Are Taking Society Backward with "Notions Stemming from a Desert Mindset".See the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Newzeal.Obama File 111 Degrees of Separation - Obama, Socialist Scholars and the East German Spy.Stanley Kurtz's new book "Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism", finally proves that Barack Obama attended the Democratic Socialists of America - run Socialist Scholars Conferences in 1983 and 1984.He also reveals how some of the marxists participating in those conferences would influence Obama's career in later years.In this post I look at the 10th annual Socialist Scholars Conference held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in April 1992.Kurt Stand was a Washington DC based labor activist. Barack Obama was an obscure Chicago "community organizer" and local politician. How did he know of Obama's past? What was the connection?Two men once moved in the same circles. One is an now incarcerated traitor, the other is President of the United States of America.Do they still share the same goals?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BloggerBase.Iran, Armageddon: Dear Sarah Palin.What is it about Armageddon that people don't understand? Perhaps a lot. Former VP Candidate: Nuclear Iran Could Lead to 'Armageddon' by Maayana Miskin, quotes Sarah Palin,"We have to realize that at the end of the day, a nuclear weapon in that country's hands is not just Israel's problem or America's problem, it is the world's problem. It could lead to an Armageddon. It could lead to that World War III that could decimate so much of this planet."Dear Sarah! 'Armageddon' is in the Bible and has a context. It is at the end of the Bible, so it is possible many may give up reading the book before the end, but, in context Armageddon is not something that a Christian may view as an event that is possible to be avoided. In the text there is no choice in the matter.Dear Sarah Palin America, Britain and allies have pushed from the South, in the Gulf and in Iraq, just as Daniel prophesied in a parallel prophecy of the time of the end. Then it says the king of the North shall come down. Ezekiel says that with him will be Persia. It is too late, America already has begun the move that will lead to world war and the battle at the place with the Hebrew name armageddon. America, began it. America has shown the king of the North the way. Now regarding Iran, who's going to stop the Pope, Europe and Russia talking about Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in relationship to Iran now?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Policeman possibly linked to Falcon Lake case beheaded.The severed head of a Mexican police commander investigating the fatal shooting of U.S. citizen David Michael Hartley on Falcon Lake was delivered Tuesday to Mexican military in a suitcase, authorities said.The commander, identified as Rolando Flores Villegas, was one of the investigators that family members met during a meeting last week at an international bridge near Roma, said Cynthia Young, the mother of Hartley's widow, Tiffany.Officials said the head was delivered in the vicinity of Miguel Alem├ín, Mexico, across the border from Roma, Texas.The area is known to be under control of the Zeta drug cartel, which fiercely protects the sparsely populated ranchland lining the border, as well as the Mexican side of the vast Falcon Lake reservoir.Young said the family felt the cartels were trying to scare search teams away."I just think they're trying to send a statement that they don't want us there," she said. "We haven't really processed what it means."We really want to express our condolences and our sympathy to his family," she said. "It's just sad that this is an everyday occurrence."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama provides loans to foreign countries for off shore drilling.You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan. The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a "preliminary commitment" letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The ACLU of Florida has a downloadable "Know Your Rights" handbook geared toward students, however is good for anyone. Source.Click here for comments.

  • Boy of three who weighs 10 STONE is banned from nursery for being a 'health hazard'.This Chinese boy tips the scales at a massive ten stone - five times the average weight of the three-year-olds in his class.Such is the concern over his size that Xiao Hao was banned from several pre-schools because staff believed his size posed a risk to classmates.He has now found a nursery in Guangzhou, southern China, which is happy to accommodate him but his mother Xiao Lin has asked doctors to help him lose weight.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

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