by Ezra HaLevi
(IsraelNN.com) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called on the
world to come to terms with the demise of the “filthy” Jewish state.
Ahmadinejad made his latest statements in a speech given in the
southern Iranian town of Bushehr, where Iran’s first light-water
nuclear reactor is being built by Russia. The speech was broadcast live
on Iran’s state-run television. He addressed world nations, advising
them to “abandon the filthy Zionist entity which has reached the end of
Seeming to search for various synonyms to remove doubt sown by
apologists that question the translation of his call to erase Israel
“off the map,” the Persian leader said: “[Israel] has lost its reason
to exist and will sooner or later fall. The ones who still support the
criminal Zionists should know that the occupiers' days are
numbered…Accept that the life of the Zionists will sooner or later come
to an end.”
Ahmadinejad said that the “final chapter” has begun in which the Arabs
of Israel, together with “regional nations” will confront Israel and
bring about “Palestine.”
In the same speech, Ahmadinejad declared that nothing will stop his
nation from pursuing nuclear capabilities. “[Iranians] will not back
down one …
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A third undersea Internet cable has been damaged in the Middle East,
adding to the disruption in online services after two other lines were
cut earlier this week, the cable operating firm said.
The Falcon cable was cut 56 kilometres (35 miles) from Dubai, between
Oman and the United Arab Emirates, according to its owner, FLAG
Telecom, which is part of India's Reliance Communications.
The repair ship had been notified and was expected to arrive at the
site in the next few days, the company said on its website.
Flag Telecom owns another cable that was damaged off Egypt on
Wednesday. A repair ship was expected to arrive by Tuesday to restore
that cable and repairs were expected to take a week, the company said.
The outages have disrupted business across the Middle East and South
Asia, including in India, where businesses said it may take up to 15
days to return to normal.
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Officials deny they voted down plan because of Baptist opposition
A Baptist church in Ohio is being accused of religious intolerance for
allegedly thwarting a plan to build a mosque on nearby property.
The board of zoning appeals in Sugarcreek Township, Ohio, insists its
5-0 vote against a variance request that would have permitted the
Islamic Society of Greater Dayton to build the mosque was not
influenced by the local First Baptist Church. The rejection, officials
say, was based only on the expected sewage and traffic impact, the
Dayton Daily News reported.
But the senior pastor of the 1,900-member church, Barry Jude, has made
his opposition to the mosque clear.
“We just feel that Christianity is right and that Islam is wrong,” Jude
told the Daily News. “Therefore, we take a stand to see (a mosque) not
in our community. The wonderful thing about our American culture is
that you have the right to speak out against something you don't
The paper says the issue “has touched on larger questions: Does the
presence of a mosque locally evoke feelings of fear or even hatred? Are
church officials saying out loud what a lot of people are thinking
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'You are going to see this decision quoted by cities across the country'
The right of a small town in Missouri to deal with the cost and crime
caused by the influx of illegal aliens has been upheld by a federal
judge who ruled the community's ordinance penalizing local companies
that hire undocumented workers is not pre-empted by federal law, does
not discriminate against Hispanics and does not violate due-process
rights or state law.
The ruling late Thursday by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber was
in favor of Valley Park, Mo., located about 20 miles west of St. Louis.
Valley Park is one of several cities across the U.S. that have
attempted to address the problems resulting from illegal immigration
and the failure of the federal government to address the issue.
City officials have been in court since 2006 after passing the town's
first immigration law fining landlords who rent to illegals and
suspending business permits of companies that hire them. The city
eventually repealed the rental ordinance but continued to target
WND has reported on dozens of towns – including Hazleton, Pa.,
Manassas, Va., Bridgeport, Pa., Prince William County, Va. and Cape
Cod, Mass. – that have …
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Parents challenge curriculum targeting children as young as 4th grade
By Bob Unruh
A campaign has been launched by concerned parents and others in Florida
where a school board has adopted an explicit sex ed curriculum that
includes various how-to lessons for students as young as fourth grade,
and in one incarnation proposed field trips for children to purchase
condoms and then talk about their experience.
The parents have created the Sex Ed Facts.com website to coordinate
their work to oppose the program adopted by the board members of the
St. Lucie County school district.
The dispute is similar to a controversy that has been going on in
Montgomery County, Md., over a similarly graphic sex-education
curriculum adopted by the school board there that teaches homosexuality
is innate and provides depictions of “erotic” sex techniques.
Brandon M. Bolling, of the Thomas More Law Center, told Judge William
J. Rowan III during a recent court hearing on the legality of the
program Maryland law requires that information presented in public
schools be supported with evidence, and the teaching that homosexuality
is “innate” lacks that support.
He also argued that the lessons required by Montgomery County Board of
Education teach students …
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FBI: Top defense advisers linked to radical Muslim Brotherhood
Federal authorities say a high-level Muslim Pentagon aide, who led a
campaign to silence a Pentagon intelligence analyst for taking a hard
line against Islam, is running an “influence operation” on behalf of
U.S. Muslim groups fronting for the radical Muslim Brotherhood.
Hesham H. Islam (left), Muslim aide to the deputy secretary of defense,
with Muslim military chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam (right)
Hesham H. Islam, a special assistant to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon
England, recently criticized Maj. Stephen Coughlin, one of the
military's leading authorities on Islamic war doctrine, for making the
connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism.
After Islam lodged complaints, Coughlin's contract with the chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon was not renewed.
Islam also was upset with briefings Coughlin recently prepared for the
U.S. military warning that major U.S. Muslim groups were fronting for
the Muslim Brotherhood, a worldwide jihadist movement based in Egypt.
Islam, who was born and raised in Egypt, is heavily involved with one
of the groups – the Islamic Society of North America, which U.S.
prosecutors last year named as a member of the U.S. branch of the
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