Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bangladesh: Christians skip traditional Christmas Midnight Mass for fear of Muslims

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Bangladesh Christmas“Catholic houses of worship in the town of Dinajpur were among those that took the unusual step of opting out of holding the annual late night services because of security concerns voiced by the community.” Security concerns. Everywhere the world is abridging freedom because of “security concerns.” Everywhere jihad terrorists are getting their way, and the activities of free people are being curtailed. Bangladesh is also where Muslims are murdering atheist bloggers. Authorities are powerless, or indifferent, in the face of the advancing jihad.

“Bangladeshi Christians Skip Traditional Christmas Midnight Mass,” VOA News, December 24, 2015: Churches in Bangladesh skipped the traditional Christmas midnight...

Shocker! Gallup finds that 69 percent of Americans view big government as the biggest threat in the future. The figure is slightly down from 2013, where it stood at 72 percent. For those “Feeling the Bern,” we regret to inform you that only 25 percent feel that big business is a threat, followed by big labor at six percent. Another interesting aspect is the number of Democrats and Independent voters who also feel big government is a problem.

 Of course, almost every Republican–88 percent–agrees that big government poses the biggest threat to the country. But 53 percent of Democrats feel the same way, along with 67 percent of Independents. That’s a double-digit gain from 2009-10, where only 32 percent of Democrats felt we should fear our government’s power. Maybe that was before the gears of Obamacare started to move.

Nevertheless, it’s interesting that the party who pushed through Obamacare, the epitome of big government policy, and one that thinks more government power concentrated in Washington would strengthen the socioeconomic fabric of the country feels that big government is our greatest threat.
The police and press did an impressive job of sleuthing into the lives and motives of Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the married couple who massacred 14 people on Dec. 2, in San Bernardino, California.

We know about their families, their studies and employment histories, their travels, their marriage, their statements, and their preparations for the assault. Most importantly, the cascade of background work means we know that the pair had jihadi intentions, meaning, they attacked in their role as pious Muslims spreading the message, law, and sovereignty of Islam.

We are all better off for knowing these facts, which have had a powerful impact on the body politic, making Americans far more concerned with jihadi violence than at any time since just after 9/11, as they should be. For example, in 2011, 53 percent told a pollster that terrorism was a critical issue; that number has now reached 75 percent.

But what about the case of Yusuf Ibrahim? In early 2013, when he was 27, this Egyptian-born Muslim lived in Jersey City, when he allegedly shot, then cut off the heads and hands and knocked the teeth out of two Coptic Christians, Hanny F. Tawadros and Amgad A. Konds, then buried them in Buena Vista Township, New Jersey.

Robert Spencer at Breitbart: “Allahu akbar” doesn’t mean what media says it means
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Robert Spencer at Breitbart: “Allahu akbar” doesn’t mean what media says it means
Over at Breitbart today I explain how the phrase “Allahu akbar” means almost everything — except what the establishment media says it means: Media outlets routinely mangle the true meaning of “Allahu akbar,” the ubiquitous battle cry of Islamic jihadists as they commit mass murder. The war-cry is mistranslated in the Western media as “God […]
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