(Church skeptics and cynics have been commenting that this is one dogma supporting another. But in fairness it should be pointed out that previous popes in deciding issues have sought out the best possible opponents and allowed them to state their case clearly before making a decision. A Catholic Church process I believe is called, ‘The Devil’s Advocate‘. A recent example is when they invited Christopher Hitchens to speak against the canonization of Mother Theresa. He had written a book about her and was her most passionate detractor. This pope is not following centuries of Catholic due process)
The statement, whose authenticity couldn’t be verified, was issued by the Da’wa and Mosques Department in Al-Baraka (Al-Hasaka) province in Syria.
It begins with congratulations to ISIS soldiers and departments in the province upon the beginning of the month of Ramadan. It then announces the upcoming Koran memorization competition, at which it says participants will be tested and given prizes accordingly.
5. Stephen Coughlin on Fox and Friends discusses his new book and his work.
6. Egyptian government has Germany arrest Al Jazeera ‘journalist’ on unspecified charges.
(Egypt detained two Al Jazeera journalists who are Canadian passport holders as well, and if memory serves, for good reasons)
(Once again, muslims who are the aggressors, manage to do lots of murder, intimidation, extortion on a national and international scale etc. and then on top of that, make themselves out to be the victims with the help of ludicrously out of touch or complicit media)
(An Australian Rosa Parks? Lets track this one)
A bill to outlaw forced marriage, prevent polygamist immigrations and tackle “honour killings” is set to become law.
FotoliaA U.K. man received 16 years in jail this week for offences that include forced marriage and rape.
Bill S-7, the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act, passed its final parliamentary hurdle Tuesday evening, by a vote of 182 to 84. The governing Conservatives and Liberals voted for it, with the New Democrats and Green Party opposed.
The bill would raise the marriage age to 16 in addition to adding forced marriage to the Criminal Code. It would also toughen the laws around polygamy, with an eye to preventing immigration by those who engage in the practice and making it easier to deport people who do. And, it would toughen the rules around so-called honour killings, so that the defence of provocation can no longer be used in court.
(On what grounds would the Green party and New Democrats oppose this bill I wonder?)
Thank you Richard, M., Carpe Diem, Wrath of Khan and many more and much more to come.
In a video posted yesterday, a Slovakian national said that in their traditional national songs and poems, there is a lot of wisdom that muslims are always their enemy. It would be great to see a translation of those songs and poems and know their origins etc. At this stage any Western nation that still values its own history and culture is a precious thing.