Telegraph: A Russian Orthodox priest known for his outspoken criticism of Islam and his attempts to convert Muslims to Christianity was assassinated in his Moscow church by a masked gunman.
The gunman approached Father Daniil Sysoyev, 34, in his small wooden church in Moscow on Thursday night, checked his name and then shot the priest in the head and chest, police said.
The priest died on the way to hospital, Interfax news agency quoted investigators as saying. A choirmaster was injured in the attack, and is in hospital under armed guard.
Father Daniil, who claimed to have christened 80 Muslims, had repeatedly received death threats.
“I have received 10 threats via e-mail that I shall have my head cut off (if I do not stop preaching to Muslims)“, Father Daniil stated on a television programme in February 2008, according to Interfax. “As I see it, it is a sin not to preach to Muslims“.
The killing could increase tensions between the powerful majority Russian Orthodox Church, which has close ties to the Kremlin, and the country’s growing Muslim minority of about 20 million.
“The main theory is that religious motives are behind the crime,” a spokesman for the prosecutor-general’s office said.
Father Daniil had written books including “An Orthodox Response to Islam” and “Marrying a Muslim”, in which he advised Russian women against taking a Muslim partner.
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Al Jazeera: A British documentary has alleged that any future Conservative government will be disproportionately influenced by a powerful pro-Israeli lobby in the country.
Channel 4′s Dispatches programme on Monday said that at least half of the Conservative shadow cabinet are members of the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), one of a number of pro-Israel lobby organisations.
The prorgramme, entitled ‘Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby’, said that such organisations make up “one of the most powerful and influential political lobbies in Britain”, but that “little is known” about these groups and their associated individuals.
CFI members and their businesses are alleged to have donated more than $16.8m to the Conservative Party over the past eight years.
The alleged donations include tens of thousands of pounds to William Hague, after he was appointed shadow foreign secretary in 2005.
The documentary alleged that Lord Kalm, a CFI member and significant donor to the Conservatives, threatened to remove Hague’s funding after he said that Israel had used “disproportionate” force during its war in Lebanon in 2006.
David Cameron, the Conservative leader, is alleged to have promised not to repeat the conjecture.
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ROME, November 16, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The news about abortion, marriage, divorce and the birth rate in Europe is bad and only getting worse, a report recently presented to the EU said.
According to the report by the Institute for Family Policies abortion rates in Britain have leaped by a third among unmarried teenage girls and abortion is helping to age the population of Europe. Without a massive shift to family-friendly policies, the pattern of increased abortion and increasingly aging population will inevitably lead to the collapse of social welfare benefits, and, ultimately, to the bankruptcy of Europe’s cradle-to-grave socialist welfare state.
Presented to the European Parliament on Wednesday, the report said that the situation of the family in Europe is “a desolate panorama.”
“Europe is plunged in an unprecedented demographic winter and has become an elderly continent, with a large birth deficit, fewer marriages and more of them broken, homes emptying.”
“The aging population, critical birth-rate, escalating abortions, the collapse of marriage, the explosion in family breakups and the emptying of homes are the main problems of Europeans,” the 2009 Report on the Evolution of the Family in Europe said.
The study found that the annual number of abortions in the EU equals the entire combined population of its ten smallest member states, with the three top aborting countries being Britain, France and Romania. In Europe there is one abortion every 25 seconds, for a total of more than 1,200,000 abortions a year. 19 percent of all European pregnancies end in abortion and 28 million children have been killed by abortion since 1990, making abortion the main cause of death in Europe.
The population over 65 years in all European states already exceeds the population under 14 years. The EU under 14 population has fallen from 89 million in 1993 to 78.4 million in 2008. Over-65s have risen from 68.3 million in 1993 to 84.9 million in 2008 – an increase of 16.5 million elderly people. The average age of EU citizens is 40.3 years, with Italy and Germany having the highest populations of elderly people.
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — A West Bank rabbi has written a book that says Jews can kill non-Jews who threaten Israel.
Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira of the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar released the book Monday.
Shapira, head of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva, also said in “The King’s Torah” that it is permissible to kill children if they pose a threat, Ha’aretz reported.
The book is based on Bible quotations to which Shapira has added his own opinions.
“The King’s Torah” was released shortly after the announcement of the arrest of an alleged Jewish terrorist who admitted to killing Palestinians and attacks on messianic Jews and left-wing Jews.
Rev. Ted Pike
In a speech last week at the Anti-Defamation League’s 2009 annual meeting, UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon assured ADL that the UN shares its ambition of international sanctions against nations which do not enforce laws against “intolerance.” (ADL is architect of hate crimes laws in nearly all nations of the western industrialized world.)
“We at the United Nations applaud…your strong stand against intolerance and extremism… your fight against racism, in general, and more particularly against anti-Semitism.
…hunger and economic hardship threaten social stability and have led to intolerance and xenophobia [suspicion of other peoples and cultures].
Such problems spill over borders. They therefore require global approaches – global solutions and global solidarity.
That is why, more and more, people are looking to the United Nations for answers…
Our Alliance of Civilizations is working to counter extremism.
This year, the General Assembly adopted another landmark resolution – this one aimed at preventing genocide and other grave crimes. I speak here of the Responsibility to Protect – the idea that sovereignty does not shield a government that cannot or will not protect its people.
Let us be clear: the world’s collective conscience has awakened …and I will do my utmost to ensure that there will be no sliding back…
In closing, let me remind you of an important event at UN Headquarters earlier this year in which the ADL played such a vital role.
This was our seminar on cyberhate—hate speech on the Internet—part of our campaign to “unlearn intolerance.”
…We are here to write a different story for future generations. Not one based on myths and caricatures, but one based on mutual understanding and respect.”
Ban-Ki-moon views ratification of the upcoming climate change treaty in Copenhagen as a necessary step towards strengthening international UN authority: “People want results. They look to the United Nations to bridge the gaps that trouble our world – the gaps between rich and poor… The gaps between those getting ahead and those left behind… At the UN conference in Copenhagen, six weeks from now, we must push for an agreement that all nations can embrace…”
Christian/conservative authorities and media are loudly warning against the US/Egypt proposal to empower UN condemnation of nations which do not pass federal hate crimes laws. There is also very wide concern over danger to US sovereignty posed by possible ratification of the climate change treaty this December. Lord Monckton’s warning against possible establishment of a nascent global government through international agreement at Copenhagen has received almost 2,000,000 viewings on YouTube.
What is not mentioned is the foundational role the Anti-Defamation League has been playing in the push for global governance and international hate crimes enforcement.
World governments are indeed awakening to the idea of a global confederation, eclipsing national sovereignty. But humanity at large remains oblivious to Jewish supremacism’s 2000-year history of intrigue, particularly through dominance of international finance, governments and media, insuring ADL and organized world Jewry will be in the driver’s seat of future one-world government. When this broad multiplicity of nations finally unites to fulfill the “dream” of global equality and justice, Jewish supremacism, having been its primary originator and facilitator is sure to come out on top.
Scripture says that the (Jewish) Anti-Christ “by peace shall destroy many” (Dan.8:25). This dream will turn into nightmare – bringing ruthless persecution to all who resist but especially to Judaism’s ancient rival, the followers of the One they crucified, Jesus Christ.
Meanwhile, evangelical leaders, if they mention ADL at all, do so only in flattery. Pastor John Hagee, whose worldwide televised broadcasts instruct 100 million Pentecostals weekly, boasts that he has received more support and awards from ADL/B’nai B’rith than any other evangelical leader.
Last week, Dr. Richard Land, (president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission), apologized to ADL “for comparing proposed healthcare reform measures to “what the Nazis did” and for bestowing a Josef Mengele Award on the president’s chief healthcare advisor.”
According to ADL’s thinking, the healthcare bill’s intention to continue to murder possibly tens of millions of babies through taxpayer-funded abortions cannot begin to compare with the alleged murder of six million of “God’s chosen people.” So imbued are these Jewish racists with their Talmudically induced delusions of superiority over the lowly “goyim” that it is also considered highly inappropriate for Gentiles to compare the slaughter of over 100 million Gentiles as a result of Jewish communism to the genocide of six million Jews. (See, Jewish Activists Created Communism)
Several years ago, the Southern Baptist Convention (with 16 million members) was the victim of a months’ long ADL attack because it allowed its ministries to evangelize Jews. ADL is no stranger to Southern Baptist leaders. Dr. Land must surely know of ADL’s 35-year record of promoting homosexuality, gay marriage, abortion, and pornography. (ADL bestowed a prestigious free speech award on pornographers Hugh and Christie Hefner.)
Yet, ADL says Dr. Land “thanked the League for its efforts to combat anti-Semitism and bigotry in all forms. “Please continue to count on me as a loyal ally in that struggle,” he wrote.”