The region of the Jezreel Valley bears many testimonies of ancient Christian life. A 1,500-year-old Greek inscription bearing the name “Christ, born of Mary” was unearthed in northern Israel, the Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday. The archaeologists discovered the inscription engraved at the entrance of an impressive building from the Byzantine or early Islamic period, featuring mosaic pavements decorated with a geometric design. “Christ born of Mary. This work of the most God-fearing and pious bishop [Theodo]sius and the miserable Th[omas] was built from the foundation. Whoever enters should pray for them,” reads the full inscription, according to Dr. Leah Di Segni, researcher at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Mexican cardinal calls out ‘globocrats’ for using COVID to implement ‘world government,’ population control
Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, former Archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico, posted a video on January 12 accusing supporters of the New World Order of promoting their cause by implementing the restrictions and measures through which they are weakening nations and economies amid the coronavirus crisis. He also accused them of “intending” to put a “chip” in the COVID-19 vaccines that would be the “mark of the beast” of the Apocalypse without which it would be impossible to “buy or sell.” Shortly after the video was posted on cardinal Sandoval’s Facebook page, it was censored by the social media giant, which added a “false information” flag and the words: “This publication repeats information about COVID-19, which independent fact checkers indicated is false.”
Does a firm stance against Islam provoke anger, resentment, and violence from Muslims? And does the opposite—pandering to and appeasing Muslims—win their appreciation, respect, and cooperation? Far too many in the West are convinced that the answer to both of these questions is an emphatic yes. Recently, on Dec.7, 2020 in Berlin, for instance, in a speech to the Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, Helge Lindh of the Social Democratic Party blasted what he characterized as “Islamophobia” and insisted that Germans need to strive to “understand Muslims instead of trying to change them…. Let’s not go on telling Muslims what modern Islam is.”
A suspect has been charged after horrible anti-Semitic graffiti was found on a Synagogue in Montreal. The Shaar Hashomayim Temple was vandalized with Swastikas on Wednesday, and shortly thereafter a security guard detained 28-year-old Adam Riga. In addition to being charged with possession of incendiary materials, Riga has been charged with threatening to burn down the Synagogue. He is expected to undergo a mental evaluation to see if he is fit to stand trial. Leaders across the political spectrum condemned the anti-Semitic vandalism.
Pope Francis has told an Italian broadcaster that he was “astonished” by the mob attack at the U.S. Capitol due to the democratic traditions of the United States. The pope said in an interview with Mediaset that the private broadcaster is set to air on Sunday that even “in the most mature reality, there is always something that doesn’t work, people who take a path against the community, against democracy and against the common good.”
Under the influence of people like Considine, Western civilization’s academic citadels are crumbling. Islam’s prophet Muhammad’s “ummah [Islamic community] in many ways represents the best image of many so-called Western countries,” Rice University sociologist Craig Considine stated during an October 26 podcast. This assessment came as part of his delusional “fantasy Islam” analysis of the first, canonically precedent-setting Islamic polity in the seventh-century Arabian Peninsula town of Medina. Consdine is a jihad-appeasing, former sports management student, whose confused interfaith views on Islam Muslims themselves have condemned. This fabulist spoke during a virtual tour for his debunked, new book, The Humanity of Muhammad: A Christian View.
A Southwestern Ontario man says his attempt to raise the alarm over the treatment of women and girls at an Aylmer church led to a criminal charge. Aylmer police announced Tuesday a Sparta man, 34, is charged with disturbing a meeting of religious worship after a man approached the pulpit at the Church of God and argued with church officials during a drive-in service Sunday.
Iran’s clerical regime on Monday temporarily released an Iranian Jewish woman who was arrested for her alleged visit to Israel. “Farahnaz Kohan, an Iranian Jewish woman was released from Evin prison. The 50-year-old woman was detained for undisclosed period, due to alleged travel to Israel—a crime in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the Alliance for Rights of All Minorities first reported in English. Marjan Keypour Greenblatt, the founder of ARAM, told The Jerusalem Post: “Once again the Iranian regime is reminding the international community of its arbitrary and illogical ‘justice’ system that exercises cruelty and injustice on a daily basis. There’s a deluge of daily arrests, executions and accounts of torture that we can’t afford to ignore.”
The first major schism of the Catholic Church was made official in 1521. The pope excommunicated the initiator of the Reformation, Martin Luther. The monk had referred to the pontiff as the “Antichrist.” The German city of Worms is preparing for a major centennial. To mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s appearance at the Diet of Worms on the night of April 17/18 1521, the southern German town on the banks of the Rhine is planning an extensive commemorative program in conjunction with the Lutheran Church. More than 80 events are scheduled, despite COVID-19. The only item to fall victim to the pandemic so far is the central exhibition entitled “Hier stehe ich. Gewissen und Protest — 1521 bis 2021” (Here I Stand. Conscience and Protest — 1521 to Today).
Palestinians in the West Bank have been told that rabbis teach Israeli chidren that they should “kill everyone who is not Jewish.” Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported that this allegation was made by Wasaf Erekat, introduced as a military expert, on an official PA TV program in mid-December. “The Israelis train their children to carry weapons,” Erekat told the host. “They train them with weapons and based on the principle “Kill everyone who is not Jewish.” He added, “the rabbis implant this indoctrination in the children of Israel.” He also told the host that he was “in favor of resisting the occupation (Israel) by all means,” which suggests violence against Israeli civilians.