Franklin Graham: Why America is Morally Crumbling

This is why God will allow the US to go into captivity (Ezekiel 39:23).

Franklin Graham said ,“… I do know that the president defends Islam and chastises Christians, rebukes our allies and befriends our enemies, and fully supports gay marriages and abortion but denies the religious freedoms of those who don’t agree,” said the reverend, who oversees the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

“Our nation is ridiculed abroad and morally crumbling within,” he said.  “We are in trouble. We have turned our back on God.”

via Rev. Graham: America is ‘Morally Crumbling Within … We Have Turned Our Back on God’ | CNS News.

WHAT? Obama: ‘Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding’

NOT true! The blessing of the United States was given by promise to Manasseh (Genesis 48:19-20).  The Muslims had nothing to do with the founding or the greatness of this country or the United Kingdom which is descended from Ephraim.  If you read through the article you see that Islam played the opposite role as it does today contrary to Mr. Obama’s penchant for believing and stating the opposite while at the same time failing to support Christianity.

We hear a lot about the United States’ Judeo-Christian heritage, but according to President Obama, “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.”

Obama has said similar things in the past:

“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story,” Obama said in a June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said in a 2010 statement marking the start of Ramadan. And in a 2014 statement marking Eid, Obama said the holiday “also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

In his speech on Wednesday, Obama was making the point that Western nations must show that they “welcome people of all faiths,” at a time when “extremists” are saying that Western nations are “hostile to Muslims.”

In fact, the new nation’s first dealings with Islam were tense and unpleasant.

According to a Heritage Foundation paper, shortly after America’s founding, the United States “was dragged into the affairs of the Islamic world by an escalating series of unprovoked attacks on Americans by Muslim pirates, the terrorists of the era,” who looted American ships and captured American sailors, holding them for ransom or selling them as slaves.

The paper notes that America’s struggle with Muslim pirates from the Barbary States (modern-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) began soon after the 13 colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776 and continued for roughly four decades.

via Obama: ‘Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding’ | CNS News.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON: We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face. And so I personally have committed to speak out about the situation that very often people in the Muslim community in this country face.

via Jeh Johnson: The Administration Must “Give Voice To The Plight Of Muslims” | Video | RealClearPolitics.

Speaking at the White House summit on preventing violent extremism, President Obama defended the peaceful nature of the Muslim faith, in spite of terrorists using tenets of the religion for their own ends.

“No religion is responsible for violence and terrorism,” Obama asserted. “People are responsible for violence and terrorism.”

Obama pointed out that, although the leaders of ISIS like to portray themselves as religious leaders, they are mistaken.

“They are not religious leaders, they are terrorists,” Obama said. “And we are not at war with Islam, we are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”

Obama pointed instead to Islamic religious leaders who cited the Koran to prove that Muslims were committed to a religion of peace.

“These religious leaders and scholars preach that Islam calls for peace and for justice and tolerance toward others, that terrorism is prohibited, that the Koran says, ‘Whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind.’” he said. “Those are the voices that represent over a billion people around the world.”

The Muslims see anyone outside of their faith as infidels and those that are classified as Crusaders automatically incur the death penalty. See the above quote in it’s full context in the next paragraph.

via President Obama: ‘No Religion is Responsible For Violence and Terrorism’ – Breitbart.

 Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.

Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,

via Surat Al-Ma’idah [5:32] – The Noble Qur’an – ال and [5:33]

The Obama administration was given multiple chances Wednesday to endorse a longtime ally’s airstrikes on America’s biggest enemy at the moment, the so-called Islamic State. Over and over again, Obama’s aides declined to back Egypt’s military operation against ISIS.

via U.S. Won’t Back Egypt’s Attacks on ISIS – The Daily Beast.

Map: ISIS reach from Algeria to Afghanistan

The terrifying rise of ISIS: Map that shows how terror group’s tentacles now reach from Algeria to Afghanistan

ISIS began as Al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2004 and militants had just 1,000 soldiers, but it has grown to more than 30,000….but estimates place this far higher at around 200,000 militants

Born out of the Iraqi War in 2003, Islamic State’s deadly grip has stretched across the Middle East and into northern-Africa where today, only the Mediterranean Sea separates the militants from Europe.

It has conquered regions of Iraq, Syria and recently Libya while building a terrifying support structure in Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s Sinai Province, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Algeria.

Counter-terrorism analyst Harleen Gambhir said: ‘What we’ve started to see is ISIS has begun to accelerate its operation to activate these sleeper groups that its reaching out to and it’s having international effects.’

via Map shows how ISIS tentacles now reach from Algeria to Afghanistan | Daily Mail Online.

Arab nations said deeply worried by Iran nuke deal

With their history of state sponsored terrorism, everyone should be worried.

Arab nations have joined Israel in expressing concern over the emerging details of a US-led international nuclear deal with Iran, indicating in private talks with US officials that they are worried about the apparent terms of the agreement, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

via Arab nations said deeply worried by Iran nuke deal | The Times of Israel.

Moscow and Nato on Collision Course

Russia continues to antagonize those to the west of them for lack of fearing the US or UK among others. This has many others worried as to who might be next.

West on a ‘razor’s edge’ over response to Russian expansionism

The fraught relationship between Russia and the West, which was supposed to improve following an agreement over Ukraine, has descended instead into renewed acrimony after a series of tense military and diplomatic confrontations.

Britain, which along with the EU will be strongly criticised by a House of Lords committee today for “sleep-walking into this crisis”, was drawn towards centre-stage after two Russian Bear bombers off the coast of Cornwall – but just outside UK airspace – were met by RAF jets scrambled from their base in Coningsby, Lincolnshire.

The apparent probe of British readiness came soon after the Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, accused President Vladimir Putin of trying to extend his campaign of destabilisation to the Baltic countries. The Russian leader, he said, presented as much of a threat to Europe as Isis.

David Cameron said Moscow was trying to make “some sort of point” by its repeated deployment of planes close to British airspace, adding: “I don’t think we should dignify it with too much of a response.”

Weary Ukrainian servicemen leave the area around the besieged town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday after fierce combat with pro-Russian rebels (Reuters)

But Mr Fallon received support at home and abroad for his warning on Moscow’s intentions. Valdis Dombrovskis, the vice-president of the European Commission, and a former Prime Minister of Latvia, said: “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is very worrying for Baltic states. It shows that Russia is looking to redraw Europe’s 21st-century borders by force, and it must be noted that Ukraine is not the first country to face Russian aggression.”

via Ukraine crisis: House of Lords criticises EU and Britain for ‘sleepwalking into crisis’ as Moscow and Nato remain on diplomatic collision course – Europe – World – The Independent.

 

‘Mein Kampf’

Germany will rise again as the leader of a United States of Europe… events like this do not hinder this final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire.

Old copies of the offending tome are kept in a secure “poison cabinet,” a literary danger zone in the dark recesses of the vast Bavarian State Library. A team of experts vets every request to see one, keeping the toxic text away from the prying eyes of the idly curious or those who might seek to exalt it.

This book is too dangerous for the general public,” library historian Florian Sepp warned as he carefully laid a first edition of “Mein Kampf” — Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto of hate — on a table in a restricted reading room.

Nevertheless, the book that once served as a kind of Nazi bible, banned from domestic reprints since the end of World War II, will soon be returning to German bookstores from the Alps to the Baltic Sea.

The prohibition on reissue for years was upheld by the state of Bavaria, which owns the German copyright and legally blocked attempts to duplicate it. But those rights expire in December, and the first new print run here since Hitler’s death is due out early next year. The new edition is a heavily annotated volume in its original German that is stirring an impassioned debate over history, anti-Semitism and the latent power of the written word.

The book’s reissue, to the chagrin of critics, is effectively being financed by German taxpayers, who fund the historical society that is producing and publishing the new edition. Rather than a how-to guidebook for the aspiring fascist, the new reprint, the group said this month, will instead be a vital academic tool, a 2,000-page volume packed with more criticisms and analysis than the original text.

Still, opponents are aghast, in part because the book is coming out at a time of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and as the English and other foreign-language versions of “Mein Kampf” — unhindered by the German copyrights — are in the midst of a global renaissance.

Although authorities here struck deals with online sellers such as Amazon.com to prohibit sales in Germany, new copies of “Mein Kampf” have become widely available via the Internet around the globe. In retail stores in India, it is enjoying strong popularity as a self-help book for Hindu nationalists. A comic-book edition was issued in Japan. A new generation of aficionados is also rising among the surging ranks of the far right in Europe. The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Greece, for instance, has stocked “Mein Kampf” at its bookstore in Athens.

The book also laid the groundwork for the Holocaust, stating, for instance, that Jews are and “will remain the eternal parasite, a freeloader that, like a malignant bacterium, spreads rapidly whenever a fertile breeding ground is made available to it.”

via ‘Mein Kampf’: A historical tool, or Hitler’s voice from beyond the grave? – The Washington Post.

U.S. Military Decimated Under Obama

The US has removed its faith from God and put it in the military for protection.  Now it appears that this defense is eroding very quickly which will soon leave us at the “mercy” of the world or more specifically Germany.

The U.S. military is shedding so many troops and weapons it is only “marginally able” to defend the nation and falls short of the Obama administration’s national security strategy, according to a new report by The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday.

“The U.S. military itself is aging. It’s shrinking in size,” said Dakota Wood, a Heritage analyst. “And it’s quickly becoming problematic in terms of being able to address more than one major conflict.”

“The consistent decline in funding and the consequent shrinking of the force are putting it under significant pressure,” the report concluded. “The cumulative effect of such factors has resulted in a U.S. military that is marginally able to meet the demands of defending America’s vital national interests.”

via U.S. military decimated under Obama, only ‘marginally able’ to defend nation – Washington Times.

Study: Universe May Have Had No Beginning At All

When Science cannot get their conjectures around the fact that there has to be a God, they come up with another ridiculous one…”maybe”….(Romans 1:20, 22)

Big Bang? What Big Bang? In a new theory, researchers suggest that the start of the universe may have involved no bang at all.

“Our theory suggests that the age of the universe could be infinite,” study co-author Saurya Das, a theoretical physicist at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, told LiveScience.

In 1929, Edwin Hubble came to the conclusion that “there must have been an instant in time when the entire Universe was contained in a single point in space…. the Big Bang theory, NASA explains.

The formulation brings up two major points. First, that the universe possibly had no beginning which involved an infinitely small and infinitely dense point of matter. Second, that more information could be discovered on the make-up of dark matter.

Robert Brandenberger, a theoretical cosmologist at McGill University in Montreal, says that even though there are holes in Einstein’s theory, scientists continue to work as if the equations still hold.

“So when we say that the universe begins with a big bang, we really have no right to say that,” Brandenberger told LiveScience.

The two most commonly accepted theories, quantum mechanics and general relativity, are actually at odds with each other and both theories fail to explain dark matter.

via Study: Universe May Have Had No Beginning At All « CBS DC.

Water Thefts on the Rise in Drought-Stricken CA

It is getting bad and will continue to get worse around the world.

In some cases, wells dry up and scofflaws start stealing water from hydrants. In other cases, trucks in need of water for dust control and construction tap hydrants without using meters that charge them. Sometimes people just help themselves to water from natural resources.

Other places in the state also are grappling with water bandits:

– In the Silicon Valley, an open space district removed irrigation pipes that rangers say allowed a nudist colony to make unauthorized water diversions from a waterfall.

– In the Central Valley city of Modesto, a handful of homeowners were fined $1,500 for allegedly taking water from a canal.

– In the Bay Area suburb of San Ramon, officials say a construction crew hooked up hoses to a fire hydrant and siphoned about 700 gallons of water last fall amid requests to stop.

– In the Sierra town of North San Juan, thieves hooked up their truck up to a valve on a fire department tank and stole hundreds of gallons of water.

California is entering the fourth year of drought, with 41 percent of the state in the sharpest category of water shortages, according to the U.S. government’s Drought Monitor. So far this year, the state has received as little as one-fourth of normal snowpack, which much of California depends on for year-round water supplies.

via News from The Associated Press.

Taps run dry in Brazil’s biggest city as drought bites

It may have the world’s biggest water supply and the seventh biggest economy, but that’s not enough to keep water running during the country’s worst dry stretch since the 1930s

With the lowest rainfall since 1930, reservoirs that supply almost half of the 20 million people in the metropolitan area – including the financial district – are close to running dry.

Families and businesses began reporting reduced pressure and empty taps last year but water restrictions have tightened since the turn of the year failed to bring rain.

“There are places in São Paulo that have been lacking water since last year.”

Despite Brazil having the largest water supply in the world, one of the main reservoir networks in São Paulo, the Cantareira system, is at just 10 per cent including deep reserves known as the “dead volume”.

And while February’s rainfall has been above average, it hasn’t been enough to replenish reserves.

via Taps run dry in Brazil’s biggest city as drought bites – Telegraph.