This video may be from December 2011 but continues to be very pertinent for today. Western governments are overlooking the threat that Islam is! Please view and share if you care about your freedom!
All posts for the month April, 2018
‘“The philosophy of Karl Marx, when applied, has created some of the greatest episodes of human suffering in all of history,” Marion Smith, director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, said in stunned response to the announcement that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will join in a celebration of Marx’s 200th birthday on May 5, in Trier, Germany. Trier was where Marx was born and raised.
Juncker (shown) is slated to give a speech at the unveiling of a statue of Marx in Trier. The statue was a gift from the Communist government of China. Juncker’s participation will give the event a lot of stature, considering that he heads the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU). And it perhaps will also serve to illustrate the totalitarian mindset at the top of the EU.
“Marxist states like the Soviet Union and Communist China are responsible for more than one hundred million deaths as a result of their insane quest to implement Marx’s utopian ideas in practice,” Smith said.’ https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/28934-eu-commission-president-juncker-set-to-honor-karl-marx
The Enemy is real. Now, for the Christian, we know there isn’t just one enemy but three; the flesh, the world, and the devil. You do not have to agree but Facebook fits the “world” and Islam is certainly the product of the “devil”. For instance, Islam as the product of the Devil denies the Scriptures that speak to the fact of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Christianity itself is based on those two facts; 1 Corinthians 15.
I say all of that to say that Facebook (the world) is working with the devil (Islam) to stifle your and my freedom of speech along with other precious liberties.
For instance, an Islamist website says ‘In addition to the armies of fake accounts and pages that Russia propagated on Facebook, we’ve also seen a disturbing trend of hate groups who are all too real using social media platforms to organize and spread their malice. As just one example, ACT for America and its founder Brigitte Gabriel continue to have active Facebook presences (and in Gabriel’s case, a ?? verified account), despite being named as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. As other organizations, including Muslim Advocates, have noted, there are dozens more self-proclaimed and unambiguously hateful pages with thousands of followers. For them, Facebook becomes a useful one-stop platform for spreading false and fear-mongering information about minority communities, cyber-bullying individuals, and organizing real world events to spread hate and even launch outright criminal actions.
Along with a diverse group of community and advocacy organizations, MPAC has had the opportunity to meet regularly with Facebook to discuss these concerns and work on proactive solutions to make the platform empowering rather than targeting of our communities. We have joined our colleagues in urging that the company fundamentally address the way both fake profiles and real hate groups use the social network to prey upon our communities, and have stressed that such a task can only be accomplished through direct partnership and representation of those who are most directly affected. We have also expressed our willingness to work with the company to better identify problematic content, outright hate speech and patterns of anti-Muslim activities that Facebook’s staff may be less intuitively prepared to recognize.
Finally, no matter what steps Facebook takes to reduce the presence of hate groups and foreign actors on its platform, it can’t delete the underlying hate itself, particularly when bigoted users often cast their actions as protected free speech. In addition to combating hate speech, therefore, we also urge social media platforms and our own community to work closely together to better amplify our own voices. Russians and anti-Muslim extremists alike have demonstrated a far more sophisticated understanding of how to use these platforms to spread their messages and create real social impact. We ought to be able to do the same.
Facebook, to its credit, has often demonstrated support for our community. When President Trump unveiled his Muslim ban last year, COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke forcefully against the move, saying that it defied “the heart and values that define the best of our nation.” And in 2015, in the midst of then candidate Trump’s Muslim ban rabble rousing, Zuckerberg wrote directly to Muslims to offer his solidarity and pledged to “fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment.”As Facebook thinks deeply about its future and the responsibility it has to its 2 billion users (both real and fake), we hope its leadership will follow through on their own words and work with us to create a better platform for all.’ https://www.mpac.org/policy-analysis/why-facebooks-future-matters-for-muslims.php
So Zuckerburg’s Facebook is working with Islam to silence those who speak against the “devil”!? For instance, Brigitte Gabriel is the spokesperson for http://www.actforamerica.org/ which states ‘ACT for America showcases the tolerant and patriotic nature of our nation through our diversity, as well as by fostering a healthy dialogue about the most critical threats facing our nation from the perspective of a variety of voices.
While we welcome all who share our beliefs, we never have and never will tolerate any bias, discrimination, or violence against anyone, based on their religion, gender, race, or political persuasion. Freedom to practice one’s religion in peace is afforded to each of us by the U.S. Constitution and we will defend it vigorously.
Through our advocacy and activism, we will continue to address the threat presented by those who seek to destroy our Western way of life through advocating violence or radical religious discrimination through hate groups, such as those represented by movements like radical Islam.’ http://www.actforamerica.org/aboutact
It seems Facebook and most of the social media we use have sold themselves out to the Devil! The Christian’s decision to stay on or get off Facebook may depend on how much the Christian loves their freedom of speech.
The Left is always seeking ways to feel good about themselves. Here is another way they can feel good on the tax payer’s dollar.
‘One of the first points of contact for refugees entering the U.S. is often the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a nonprofit that resettles nearly 10,000 refugee cases annually [this year they aren’t placing 10,000-ed] and helps them with everything from navigating new kitchen appliances to finding jobs and learning English. This work gives refugees a good start, but from there, they still face perhaps one of the most difficult parts of the process: becoming a part of their new community.
The IRC began its New Roots program about 10 years ago in the hopes of using agriculture and community gardening to support refugees in rebuilding their lives and livelihoods.
The program works in shared gardens in cities across the United States, giving refugees the opportunity to strengthen existing skills in gardening, to preserve their culinary identity by growing culturally relevant foods, and, in some cases, to participate in farmers markets.
One participating city was Baltimore, where the IRC started up a small network of shared refugee-focused gardens by working with local churches and the Goodnow Community Center. The gardens, in churchyards and on the lawns surrounding active community hubs, quickly became busy with refugees looking to connect with nature, grow their own crops, and plug into the local food system.
But the spaces soon transcended these uses — in addition to the crops the refugees were planting, Baltimore’s gardens began to nurture a sense of social cohesion among residents.
Reading between the lines at Resilience gives us a hint that something wasn’t going smoothly, but that isn’t my purpose in writing this post. We are never going to be told about the failures and waste of money.
I want readers to know (because ‘Resilience’ won’t say it) that they are very expensive veggies these refugees are growing, and contractors, like the IRC, manage the hundreds of thousands of federal dollars to grow some culturally relevant food!’ https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/rich-international-rescue-committee-gets-richer-with-grants-for-refugee-gardens/#more-167552
I suppose the average German did not think it would happen in their country either. Here is a rundown for March on what the recent migration of Muslims into Germany has created.
‘March 1. The Spreewald Elementary School in Berlin’s Schöneberg district hired security guards to protect teachers and students from unruly students. Around 99% of the pupils at the school have a migration background. “Within the past year, the violence has increased so much that we now had to take this measure,” said headmaster Doris Unzeit. “The violence is widespread and we want to take countermeasures with the security service. This should improve the reputation of the school and ensure that the children can learn here again in peace.”
March 2. A 41-year-old Syrian, Abu Marwan, stabbed to death his 37-year-old wife in Mühlacker. The couple’s three children, a girl and two boys, witnessed the murder. It later emerged that immediately after the killing, the blood-stained man posted a video on Facebook warning women not to irritate their husbands: “This is how you’ll end.”
March 4. A 30-year-old man who raped at least four women at or near subway stations in Berlin turned himself in after police published surveillance photos of him. The man chose his victims while riding on subway trains. He made eye contact with them, followed them out of the station and subsequently raped them. Berlin police blacked out information about the man’s nationality. Berliner Zeitung filled in the missing details: he is from Egypt.
March 4. A group of ten migrants sexually assaulted several women at an outdoor festival in Lienen. The attack was a case of taharush, a practice in which groups of Arab males encircle females and assault them.
March 5. Middle Eastern crime families in Berlin are intimidating police by provoking officers during arrests and filming them with cell phones, according to Welt am Sonntag. They are also spreading false rumors, accusing police of seeking sexual favors from prostitutes who are pimped by the very same crime families. “This is a very observable tactic to discredit the colleagues,” said the spokesman for the GdP police union in Berlin, Benjamin Jendro. “The criminals want to show that the state is losing control. This has become a popular sport.”
March 5. Federal prosecutors in Hamburg charged a 20-year-old Syrian migrant, Yamen A., with planning to carry out a jihadist attack in Germany. “The accused is charged with planning an Islamist-motivated attack with explosives and had already begun with its preparation,” prosecutors said. “The accused wanted to kill at least 200 people with his attack and thus tie in with the previous attacks attributable to the Islamic State in Europe. It was important for him to stir up a climate of fear and uncertainty among the population of the Federal Republic of Germany.”
March 6. The trial began of four Eritreans who gang-raped a 56-year-old woman in Dessau. The men were drinking alcohol at an outdoor plaza when a woman collecting recyclable bottles and cans ventured into the area. The men offered the woman their bottles. As she approached them, they hit her on the head with a broken bottle, pulled her down the concrete steps of a nearby building and for more than an hour took turns raping her. Prosecutors described scenes of “unrestrained brutality.” The defendants, who were identified by DNA, were remorseless. One of the accused, 21-year-old Sultan A., said he suffered from memory loss because he was drunk: “I am Muslim, I do not tolerate alcohol very well.” The trial continues.
March 6. Parliamentarians with the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) traveled to Syria to assess the security situation there. The AfD has been pushing to declare Syria a safe country and send back half a million Syrian refugees currently living in Germany. Christian Blex, an AfD state parliamentarian from North Rhine-Westphalia, tweeted scenes from the Damascus bazaar: “Pure everyday life. Modern shops. Women with and without headscarves. It is hard to believe that thousands of Syrian men are now in Germany and that they also want to bring their families…” He also tweeted images of Syrian women in Damascus: “Blue jeans instead of a black veil! Women sit in bars. Barely imaginable in Mecca — also sadly not in Berlin-Neukölln.”
March 10. Award-winning author Uwe Tellkamp was let go by his publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag, after he questioned Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door migration policy. In a public debate in Dresden, Tellkamp said, “Most migrants in Germany do not flee from war and persecution, more than 95% of them come here to immigrate to the social welfare system.” Suhrkamp’s move triggered an outpouring of support for Tellkamp and social media users referred to the publisher as “Stasi Verlag,” a reference to the former East German secret police agency which suppressed dissent. Tellkamp has warned of an imminent “moral dictatorship” in Germany, where there exists a “mindset corridor between desired and tolerated opinion.” Tellkamp added: “My opinion is tolerated, it is not desired.”
March 11. Incoming Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced a “master plan” to speed-up deportations of illegal migrants. He said there would be “zero tolerance for criminal offenders and no-go zones.” Seehofer said his goal is more security and his role model is Bavaria: “Bavaria is one of the safest regions in Europe, and that must be possible for all of Germany.”
March 11. Kurds were suspected of carrying out an arson attack on the Turkish Koca Sinan mosque in Berlin. The attack was one of several, reflecting an upsurge in violence between nationalist Turks and militant Kurds on German soil.
March 12. In Flensburg, an 18-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, Ahmad G., stabbed to death his 17-year-old girlfriend, Mireille B., apparently because she refused to convert to Islam.
March 12. A labor court in Hanover ordered Volkswagen to rehire a 30-year-old German-Algerian man, Samir B. The carmaker had fired the man in November 2016 because it feared he might carry out a jihadist attack at its main factory in Wolfsburg. The man had threatened his co-workers — “you all will die” — and said he wanted to join the Islamic State. In 2014, B. was arrested at Hanover airport. He was carrying a drone and 10,000 euros in cash and was heading to Syria. German authorities revoked his passport. The Administrative Court of Braunschweig later determined that B. “was involved in the recruitment and support of jihadists from Wolfsburg.” The Hanover court ruled that VW had failed to prove that B. specifically disturbed the company peace.
March 14. Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, formally electedAngela Merkel to a fourth term as chancellor. The vote margin was tight: only nine votes. In all, 364 members of the Bundestag voted for Merkel, while 315 voted against her. There were nine abstentions, and 21 parliamentarians were either absent or did not cast valid ballots.
March 14. Around 50 West African migrants went on a rampage after police tried to deport a Gambian asylum seeker at a migrant shelter in Donauwörth, a town in Bavaria. Police suspended the operation and called for reinforcements. The migrants threw bottles and chairs at police and poured hot water on them from above. Later, more than 150 West Africans gathered to protest at the railway station, thereby triggering a large-scale police deployment. In all, 32 people were arrested. “On the one hand, they seek protection and security here with us, but on the other hand, to organize such riots and disregard our legal system at the same time is unacceptable,” said Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann.
March 15. A 23-year-old Afghan asylum seeker shouting words that sounded like “Allahu Akbar” rushed toward Chancellor Angela Merkel as she was leaving the Reichstag building in Berlin. The man was intercepted by her body guards and admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
March 16. In his first interview since being sworn in on March 14, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer was asked if Islam belongs to Germany. He responded: “No. Islam does not belong to Germany. Germany is shaped by Christianity. This tradition includes work-free Sundays and church holidays and rituals such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas.” Seehofer’s remarks prompted an immediate firestorm of criticism from the self-appointed guardians of German multiculturalism, including from Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has repeatedly insisted that “Islam belongs to Germany.” German voters, however, appear to agree with Seehofer. A poll for Focus magazine found that 74% of those surveyed said that Islam does not belong to Germany. Only 6.4% said that Islam definitely belongs to Germany.
March 19. Germany’s top court rejected a Muslim woman’s request to suspend a ban on driving while wearing a face veil. The woman had argued that the ban for drivers violated her religious freedom. The court found the woman, who has worn the niqab for seven years, failed to explain how the law violated her religious freedom or why she faced harm driving unveiled.
March 21. Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the first major speech of her new term, said that her decision to allow into the country more than a million migrants was a “humanitarian exception” that would not be repeated. She said that Germany would do more to strengthen United Nations aid programs while at the same time pushing for beefed-up security on the European Union’s external borders. She added that Germany would continue to take in political refugees, but that the government would also focus on deportations. “People who have no right to protection will have to leave our country, preferably voluntarily, but if necessary by state deportations,” Merkel said. She repeated her government’s pledge in the coalition agreement that the numbers of migrants per year would be capped at 200,000 or fewer. She added: “It is beyond question that our country was historically formed by Christianity and Judaism. But it’s also the case that with 4.5 million Muslims living with us, their religion, Islam, has also become a part of Germany.”
March 23. Police in Flensburg classified parts of the city center as a “danger zone” after violent clashes among youths of different nationalities. The classification allows police to search anyone in the area regardless of whether they are suspected of committing a crime. Police blame the youths for an increase in robberies, assaults and thefts in the area.
March 24. A 17-year-old Syrian migrant stabbed and seriously injured a 24-year-old German woman at a supermarket in Lower Saxony. The woman was attacked after she intervened in a dispute between her boyfriend and two migrants, aged 13 and 14. The 17-year-old is the brother of one of the younger teenagers. She was in an induced coma; doctors removed her spleen and parts of the pancreas. Police reportedly were considering dropping murder charges against the 17-year-old and charge him with the lesser crime of grievous bodily injury. The boy’s lawyer said he acted in self-defense.
March 25. Anti-Semitism is running rampant at German primary schools, according to Heinz-Peter Meidinger, president of the President of the German Teachers’ Association (Deutschen Lehrerverbandes, DL). He also said that videos of beheadings are commonplace at German schools, and that female pupils are being threatened with murder. “Unfortunately, these are no longer individual cases, not even with very young students at elementary schools. Such incidents now exist at many schools in Germany. One thing is certain: Cruel violent videos in social networks have long since become a part of student life. In chat forums like WhatsApp, movies such as ISIS beheading videos are spreading like wildfire.”
March 25. The German government bears responsibility for growing Arab anti-Semitism, which has worsened with the refugee crisis, according to Julian Reichelt, Editor-in-Chief of Bild:
“It is unacceptable that non-Muslim and above all Jewish children have to be afraid of going to school in this country because they are being labeled as ‘unbelievers’ and even threatened with death. Our government claims it should not be accepted. But while it could act now, it has failed miserably for months. Since autumn, the humiliating verdict of the district court of Frankfurt stated that it is ‘unreasonable’ for the Arabian airline Kuwait Airways to transport Israelis (meaning in the Arab world: Jews). Kuwait Airways is allowed to discriminate against Jews at Frankfurt Airport, and the Federal Government does not object. Let us not fool ourselves: it is the Federal Government, which, for inexplicable reasons, allows Jews in Germany to be treated like this. Discriminating against citizens of the state that emerged from the Holocaust is expressly allowed by a court in this country and the government does nothing to stop it.”
March 26. Northern Germany is experiencing an outbreak of scabies, an infectious skin disease transmitted by mites. The disease is prevalent in refugee shelters but experts reportedly are at a loss to explain the cause of the outbreak.
March 26. Lübecker Nachrichten posted a video of a Turkish wedding celebration in which clan members shut down the Lübeck-Kücknitz Autobahn (highway) and shot firearms into the air from parked vehicles. The practice has spread to other parts of Germany (here, here and here).
March 28. A state of emergency was declared in Duisburg after dozens of Lebanese, Kurdish and Turkish men armed with machetes and iron rods gathered on city streets to do battle. A cellphone video showed the men, who police said comprise a “cross-section” of the local population, smashing store windows and attacking police officers. “A constitutional state cannot accept that individuals or groups think that they can operate outside of our value system,” said Duisburg Mayor Sören Link. “Mass gatherings that degenerate into violence are incompatible with our understanding of democracy. Humanity, tolerance, respect and dealing with each other in a democratic way are the basic values on which our coexistence is oriented. We all want to live in a peaceful, open and democratic society.”
March 28. The Federal Statistics Office reported that in 2016 Germany registered its highest birthrate since 1973. Migration had a significant impact on the birth rate: 184,660 children were born to mothers of foreign nationality — an increase of 25% compared to 2015. The birth rate among German women rose from 1.43 children in 2015 to 1.46 children per woman. The birth rate among non-German women increased from 1.95 to 2.28 children per woman.
March 30. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the highest representative of the Catholic Church in Germany, on Good Friday urged Christians to “reconcile” with Muslims: “Without friendship, without encounters, without openness for others, there is no understanding, no reconciliation, no community, but instead the creation of mistrust, fear and violence.”
March 31. A 32-year-old Syrian asylum seeker set fire to a six-story apartment building in Leipzig. One person was killed and 16 were injured; 34 people lost their homes. The Syrian was charged with murder, attempted murder and arson. A 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker stabbed to death a 44-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker in downtown Wetzlar.
March 31. Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble said that Islam is in Germany to stay: “We cannot stop history, everyone has to deal with the fact that Islam has become part of our country.”‘ https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12153/islam-multiculturalism-germany-march
Allowing the government to educate your child is like walking the child through a zoo with no fence between you and the animals. Now, ‘A CONTROVERSIAL curriculum resource, banned in NSW, that teaches teens they can identify as “genderqueer” or “two-spirit” is being used in Queensland classrooms.
The “Genderbread Person” teaching tool – a cartoon figure with a rainbow brain that teaches students about the “infinite” possibilities of their gender – is being used at Mitchelton State High School.
The resource – available at it’spronouncedmetrosexual.com – tells teenagers their gender is not binary.
“It’s not either/or. In many cases, it’s both/and. A bit of this, a dash of that,” it says, alongside graphs on which students can plot where they sit on a spectrum of gender options.
The Courier-Mail understands the teaching resource has upset a number of parents at the school whose children complained they were confused by the gender studies lesson.
The Genderbread Person was used in NSW as part of the state’s Crossroads program but was scrapped last year.
A Queensland Education Department spokesman said the Government did not know how many schools were using the resource because it did not keep data on specific gender diversity programs.
This morning a departmental spokesperson said there would be no move to stop the school using the resource, saying parents were given the choice to opt their children out.
“Mitchelton State High School uses the Genderbread Person resource as one small component of Resilient Individuals who Strive for Excellence (RISE), a program that focuses on student wellbeing, including social and emotional learning,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“Programs like this assist schools in cultivating a supportive and inclusive culture for students.”
But Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said the Government needed to “show the Genderbread Person the door”, adding: “If kids aren’t confused about their sexuality before being taught this program, they will be afterwards.”’ http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-state-high-school-using-banned-gender-tool/news-story/8d948d26deeb043194d6c9c5755437ed
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Are you going? Yes, now that she is ‘Free from the constraints of running, Secretary Clinton will share the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules.
Secretary Clinton will take audiences on a journey; What Happened and what’s next. A story of resilience, Secretary Clinton explains how she got back up after a loss, and how we can all look ahead.
An illuminating insight into Secretary Clinton’s experience as a woman in politics — she lets loose on this topic, and others, in a way she never has before.
Don’t miss spending an evening with Hillary Clinton in Sydney.’ https://www.thegrowthfaculty.com/event.php?eventId=a1JD000000ABCQyMAP
Hillary the Saint and Donald the Scoundrel or so they would have many believe! A couple of questions:
- How much is Hillary getting for this?
- What kind of person would want to spend an evening listening to someone who blames everyone else for her loss?
- Will there be any deplorable folk there? (Definitions for those Hillary called “deplorable”: ‘dire disastrous disgraceful distressing dreadful grievous horrifying intolerable lamentable miserable regrettable reprehensible scandalous terrible tragic unbearable unsatisfactory wretched afflictive awful’ http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/deplorable
Got your ticket yet?
Multi-culturalism, racism, Islam and the whacky West. ‘”If you thought it was challenging for women to come forward and accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape, consider accusing the Islamic theologian Tariq Ramadan”, wrote Sylvie Kauffman, the former editor of Le Monde.
Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Bana, is a Swiss lecturer on Islam with millions of followers and one of Time Magazine‘s “men of the year“. Accused of rape by three women, however, Ramadan is now in custody of the French police. In denying the allegations of sexual violence, his #MeToo case has turned into a political and religious affair.
The Algerian writer Kamel Daoud summarized the response of the Arab-Islamic world to the Ramadan affair: “Silence, discomfort, embarrassment and theories of mass conspiracy”.
The Muslim communities likely know what is at stake in the case of Ramadan, which the Muslim sociologist Omero Marongiu-Perria has called a “crumbling myth“. But if the Muslims’ silence and defense of Tariq Ramadan is something regrettable, Western silence is worse.
Ramadan’s ethnic and religious identity — as is becoming increasingly common (for instance, here, here and here) — has been evoked as part of his defense. After the first sexual accusations came out against Ramadan, Professor Eugene Rogan, Director of Oxford’s Middle East Centre, where Ramadan also teaches, defended his colleague. Ramadan, Rogan said, is a “prominent Muslim“.
According to the French philosopher Pascal Bruckner, “the blindness of the Anglo-Saxons on political Islam is frightening. In the United States, as in the UK, attacking Tariq Ramadan earn you a charge of racism”.
130 personalities, including the economist Thomas Piketty and the French feminist Caroline De Haas, have defined the case against Ramadan as “a political campaign that, far from defending the cause of women, imposes on our country a destructive agenda of hatred and fear”.
Thousands of people in Europe and millions in the Arab world are simply not willing to accept that Tariq Ramadan can be judged and found guilty by a system of democratic, Western and secular justice. That is the question at stake: will we witness the triumph of extremists over powerless Muslim women who will most likely never again have the courage to denounce their Muslim aggressors? This desire to perpetuate inequality seems why enormous amounts of money are being collected to defend Mr. Ramadan.
107,000 euros were immediately raised to defend Ramadan. Then, in just two days, an additional 26,000 euros were collected.
The imprisonment of such a legend — the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood — has caused a stir in the French and Swiss Muslim communities and mobilized a powerful propaganda machine. First the “Free Tariq Ramadan” website was created. Then 137,000 people signed an appeal to free him. Nadia Karmous, head of the Association of Muslim Women in Switzerland, supported the theologian as “a reliable and caring person”. At a recent “Annual Meeting of Muslims of France” in Bourget, a “support committee” for Ramadan was launched. His books were sold, and people collected funds and signed letters to French President Emmanuel Macron and the Minister of Justice, Nicole Belloubet, asking for the release of their idol.
The goal seems to be to turn Ramadan into a martyr. According to Asmar Lafar, the president of the “Muslims of France” organization, Ramadan’s pensée(“thinking/worldview”) is still “intact” despite the accusations. People holding placards saying “Free Tariq Ramadan” rallied in Paris.
Meanwhile, the three women who accused Ramadan of rape have been the subjects of intimidation, violence and threats.
Their daily hell has been exposed by the French weekly Marianne. “You only get what you deserve” is one of the many messages “Marie” (one of the two women who uses a pseudonym) receives every day. Except that message came from one of Ramadan’s brothers.
“I go out less and less”, she said. A few days ago, she was attacked on the street. “Dirty bitch”, four young men shouted at her.
One day, while “Marie” was bringing her son to school, a car stopped and the driver shouted, “Shut up; watch out for your children”. On March 24, she was violently assaulted in the hall of her home by two men who beat her up, sprayed water on her and said: “Next time it will be gasoline”.
“Christelle”, the second woman using a pseudonym, receives emails from strangers containing “very specific information about her private life and schedule”.
Henda Ayari, who filed the first complaint against Ramadan on October 20, 2017, no longer receives any support: “My family does not speak to me any more”. Her name, phone numbers and addresses were disclosed on social media.Her care was vandalized. “I cannot go shopping anymore,” Ayari said, “I cannot walk down the street, I go out with a cap, sunglasses and my head down… “I have not received any message [of support] from feminist organizations” she told Marianne.
All the testimonies are similar: “Phone calls in the middle of the night, people who are breathing or laughing at the other end of the phone”.
Very few talk about this #MeToo of multiculturalism, or about those who blame Ramadan’s alleged victims. According to The New Yorker:
“Ayari, who has received death threats, is a former Salafist who broke with Islam and has became a devout feminist and secularist à la française. She is something of a heroine in the extreme-right circles of the fachosphère, where Islamophobia is a ticket of admission”.
So according to this, the “real” problem is “Islamophobia”, not the Muslim subjugation of women.
Tariq Ramadan is extremely lucky. If he is judged according to Islamic law, he will almost certainly be found innocent. In Islam, the testimony of a female in court is worth half that of a man (Quran 2:282). If Ramadan is found guilty, he should thank France for having a secular democratic justice system. Otherwise, under Sharia, he would be stoned to death for adultery, as done in Somalia. Not so bad for an “Islamophobic” country such as France. Ramadan’s alleged victims are less lucky. Either way, they will have to continue to live in a society that treats them not as victims but as enemies.’ https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12171/tariq-ramadan-rape-trial
‘Sooner or later, anyone involved in the subject of Christian apologetics will be asked about the existence of death and suffering. The question can take many forms: Why is there so much suffering in the world? Why does God allow it? What about suffering caused by natural evil? Historically, the Christian response to this question has been to explain that the original creation, which was declared by God to be “very good” (Genesis 1:31), did not contain such aberrations as death and suffering. Apologists then typically point to the historical event of the Fall as that which allowed sin and death to enter and corrupt the created order (Romans 8:20–22). Such a response is a biblical one, yet many are seemingly oblivious that this answer can only be used consistently within a ‘young-Earth’ framework. While correctly pointing to the Fall as an explanation for death and suffering, many apologists who accept the evolutionary long-age paradigm of earth history are unaware of the massive inconsistency. Old-Earth belief directly undercuts the biblical defence against objections posed by death and suffering. The secular paradigm is built upon ‘dating’ methods and assumptions which place death, suffering, disease, cancer and carnivorous activity long before the Fall of man. Thus, pointing to the Fall as the terminus a quo2 for death and suffering is logically inconsistent, and many thoughtful skeptics have picked up on this.’
‘A recent example occurred on the Unbelievable podcast hosted by Justin Brierley. This is the UK’s leading apologetics podcast that brings believers and unbelievers together for discussion and debate. I listen to the show regularly and greatly enjoy the content. Recently, an episode aired which featured Christian philosopher Paul Copan.3 Paul is well known for his book Is God a Moral Monster? which attempts to explain many of the difficult passages in the Old Testament (see also this review of Copan’s book, co-authored with William Lane Craig, Creation out of nothing). As part of the show, listeners were invited to submit questions for him. The central part of the show featured what I considered an illuminating, yet frustrating, exchange between Paul and an atheist caller.’
‘This sorry episode clearly demonstrates that the age of the earth is not a secondary, peripheral issue, related only to the creation-evolution debate. It is absolutely pivotal in determining how we answer fundamental questions relating to death and suffering. If we are inconsistent, astute sceptics, like this caller, will pick up on it. It also demonstrates the irrational fear that so many Christian apologists have over the age issue, causing them to repeatedly make these types of contradictory statements. This fear seems to be driven by the incorrect assumption that deep time has been irrefutably demonstrated. However, such an assumption is unwarranted given the abundant evidence available today that the deep time paradigm is flawed.
The solution really is quite simple: rather than trying to invent different explanatory models or interpretations of Genesis that can accommodate millions of years, we need to realise that the Bible can and should be taken at face value. Its explanation for the origin of suffering and death needs no alteration and the problem only appears when secular evolutionary assumptions are imported into our theology (see Plumbing and paradigms). It is those compromising assumptions that need to be thrown out! Only then can we present the biblical explanation of death and suffering without contradictions.’ https://creation.com/age-of-the-earth-christian-apologists?utm_campaign=infobytes_au&utm_content=Popular+Christian+apologist+explains+away+%27very+good%27+creation&utm_medium=email&utm_source=mailing.creation.com&utm_term=AU+World+IB+-+2018.04.13
The truth of the matter is that there really are no secondary doctrines. All Bible doctrine is important.