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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #400 on: April 08, 2019, 11:31:37 am »
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/louisiana-churches-fbi-investigating-string-suspicious-fires-2019-04-05/
FBI investigating fires at black churches in Louisiana
Omar Villafranca CBS News April 5, 2019, 6:38 PM

Opelousas, La. ? The FBI has joined the investigation into a string of suspicious fires at historically black churches in Louisiana. Three churches have burned in less than two weeks in St. Landry Parish near Baton Rouge.

The fire at Greater Union Baptist Tuesday burned from the roof to the pews. For Pastor Harry Richard, whose grandfather helped start the church more than 100 years ago, the damage is personal.

"He left a legacy for me and I was trying to fulfill that to the best of my ability," he said.

The suspicious fires began early last week, with the most recent one on Thursday. All three historically black baptist churches are just a few miles apart in St. Landry Parish.

"We do believe that this fire is suspicious. We do believe a crime has occurred," said Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. Butch Browning
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the FBI are involved in the investigation. But the fire marshal said it's too early to categorize any of the fires as hate crimes.

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wayback machine :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston_church_shooting
Charleston church shooting
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Charleston church shooting (also known as the Charleston church massacre)[6][7][8] was a mass shooting in which Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist, murdered nine African Americans (including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney) during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, on the evening of June 17, 2015. Three other victims survived. The morning after the attack, police arrested Roof in Shelby, North Carolina. Roof confessed to committing the shooting in the hope of igniting a race war. The shooting targeted one of the United States' oldest black churches, which has long been a site for community organization around civil rights.
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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #401 on: April 12, 2019, 11:06:52 am »
update :  Black Metal ....


https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/holden-matthews-varg-wikernes-norwegian-black-metal-lords-of-chaos-820995/
Did a Norwegian Black Metal Band Inspire the Louisiana Church Burnings?
By EJ Dickson

Holden Matthews, a 21-year-old aspiring black metal musician, has been arrested in connection with three historically black church fires in Louisiana


Varg Vikernes, founder and only member of Norwegian Black Metal band Burzum, in his prison cell in 1998.
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On Wednesday evening, it was reported that Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old son of a Louisiana sheriff?s deputy, had been arrested in connection with a series of church fires in Louisiana?s St. Landry Parish. Matthews has been charged with three counts of arson of a religious building, which carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison per charge.
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 In a press conference, Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning confirmed that Matthews had a ?relationship? with the black metal community, which had an ?association? with church burnings.

Matthews commented on memes featuring Norwegian black metal musician Varg Vikernes, a major figurehead in both the Norwegian black metal community and the neo-Nazi movement. The former bassist for the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, Vikernes boasted about burning churches in Norway with other black metal musicians called the ?black circle,? which he attributed to his desire to take ?revenge? on Christians and bring Norway back to its pagan roots. He served 15 years in prison for arson and for the stabbing murder of his Mayhem bandmate Euronymous, whom he killed in 1993 over a contract dispute.

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Henkes is wary of attributing the Louisiana church burnings to Vikernes or to white supremacist views in general until more information emerges about Matthews and the case. ?I?m really hesitant to attribute a racist motive to it,? he says. ?On the other hand, it?s impossible to divorce these crimes from the greater context of the last few months.? There has been a tremendous rise in hate crimes in recent years, with the FBI citing a 17 percent increase in such crimes between 2016 and 2017 alone; houses of worship have been particularly vulnerable, as evidenced by the Charleston church shooting of 2015, the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last year, and the Christchurch mosque massacre last month, all of which were committed by people with white supremacist views.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #402 on: April 15, 2019, 12:43:29 pm »
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/04/15/paris-notre-dame-cathedral-burns-as-historic-building-undergoes-restoration-work/
Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral Burns, Charred Timbers of Medieval Spire Collapse


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Comments:

 delainey ? an hour ago

Easter week and Notre Dame burns,nothing suspicious here.

 Centurion ? 2 hours ago

Don't worry folks, some people did something...


Earlier in Paris :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_c9LcU3SW4
France: Four were inside burning Saint-Sulpice Church but no one hurt
Published on Mar 17, 2019


Paris' historic Saint-Sulpice Church was damaged by the fire which broke out on Sunday, but firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control.

The blaze started around noon when four people were inside, with flames reaching the doors of the church and damaging the stained glass window above while smoke spread inside.

"I have spoken with one of the people responsible for the church organ and was about to play, the group was up there and she said that she saw a man at the front of the church, who was yelling 'You are all crazy, you are all crazy', and at that moment we wanted to call the police and make a report to remove him, the fire started to light, the toxic fumes began to rise, and they had to leave immediately," explained Jessy, a local.


Macron'is "legacy "

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/04/15/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-paris/

?Everything Is Burning?: Notre Dame Cathedral Roof Collapses As Iconic Building Engulfed In Flames
April 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm

PARIS (CBS/AP) ? A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, shooting up its long spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The cathedral?s roof has since collapsed, along with the spire.

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The cause of the blaze was not known.
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French President Emmanuel Macron postponed a televised speech to the nation because of the stunning blaze and was going to the cathedral himself.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #403 on: April 15, 2019, 04:53:12 pm »
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/04/15/paris-notre-dame-cathedral-burns-as-historic-building-undergoes-restoration-work/
Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral Burns, Charred Timbers of Medieval Spire Collapse


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Comments:

 delainey ? an hour ago

Easter week and Notre Dame burns,nothing suspicious here.

 Centurion ? 2 hours ago

Don't worry folks, some people did something...


Earlier in Paris :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_c9LcU3SW4
France: Four were inside burning Saint-Sulpice Church but no one hurt
Published on Mar 17, 2019


Paris' historic Saint-Sulpice Church was damaged by the fire which broke out on Sunday, but firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control.

The blaze started around noon when four people were inside, with flames reaching the doors of the church and damaging the stained glass window above while smoke spread inside.

"I have spoken with one of the people responsible for the church organ and was about to play, the group was up there and she said that she saw a man at the front of the church, who was yelling 'You are all crazy, you are all crazy', and at that moment we wanted to call the police and make a report to remove him, the fire started to light, the toxic fumes began to rise, and they had to leave immediately," explained Jessy, a local.


Macron'is "legacy "

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/04/15/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-paris/

?Everything Is Burning?: Notre Dame Cathedral Roof Collapses As Iconic Building Engulfed In Flames
April 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm

PARIS (CBS/AP) ? A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, shooting up its long spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The cathedral?s roof has since collapsed, along with the spire.

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The cause of the blaze was not known.
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French President Emmanuel Macron postponed a televised speech to the nation because of the stunning blaze and was going to the cathedral himself.
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Now France know how feel when church are burning. There MSM never let him to see burned Serbian churches and monasteries on Kosovo in 1999. and 2004. because French soldiers were duty to keep them from Albanian Extremists.

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Re: The War on Christians on Kosovo
« Reply #404 on: April 15, 2019, 06:00:07 pm »
Now France know how feel when church are burning. There MSM never let him to see burned Serbian churches and monasteries on Kosovo in 1999. and 2004. because French soldiers were duty to keep them from Albanian Extremists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koZ7P9lemsMhttp://
Orthodox monastery Devic ( 1434) burned by Albanian Terrorists in 2004. French soldiers saved nuns from  Muslim extremists.

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #405 on: April 15, 2019, 08:50:26 pm »

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/pariss-notre-cathedral-is-on-fire/2019/04/15/c487906e-5fa1-11e9-bf24-db4b9fb62aa2_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.22ced4935633

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The fire began in the early evening, just minutes after the building closed to tourists.
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Initial reports in the French press suggested that many of those pieces had already been removed last week during the renovations, and Finot said that the cathedral?s collection of sacred items, kept in the sacristy, were likely unharmed. ?Normally there is no risk of things being burned,? he said.

Later, officials confirmed that two of the cathedral?s most precious relics survived the flames: a tunic worn by Saint Louis, a 13th-century French king, and the crown of thorns that Jesus Christ is said to have worn before his crucifixion.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #406 on: April 15, 2019, 11:14:55 pm »
https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2019/4/10/is-it-a-story-if-french-churches-are-vandalized
If churches keep getting vandalized in France, should American news outlets cover the story?
April 15, 2019
Clemente Lisi

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We will come back to the flames over Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in a moment.

The answers to the earlier questions are yes, yes, yes, yes and, of course, yes! As someone who worked as a news reporter (and later a editor) at two major metropolitan dailies (at the New York Post and New York Daily News) and a major news network website (ABC News), I can tell you that any suspicion of arson at a house of worship, for example, is a major story.

It must somehow no longer be the case in the new and frenetic world of the internet-driven, 24-hour news cycle. That?s because a major international story ? one involving at least 10 acts of vandalism at Catholic churches in France ? went largely unreported (underreported, really) for weeks. The vandalism included everything from Satanic symbols scrawled on walls to shattered statues.

That?s right, a rash of fires and other acts of desecration inside Catholic churches ? during Lent, even ? in a country with a recent history of terrorism somehow didn?t warrant any kind of attention from American news organizations. Even major news organizations, such as The Washington Post, were late to covering it and only did after running a Religion News Service story.

This brings us to Monday?s fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, where a massive blaze engulfed the 12th century gothic house of worship. It?s too early to tell if this incident is part of the earlier wave of vandalism, but it certainly comes at a strange time.  For now, officials say the blaze remains under investigation. The cathedral has been undergoing some renovation work and the fire may ? repeat MAY ? have started in one of those areas.

It would be crazy to assume there is a connection between all of these fires and acts of vandalism. It would be just as crazy for journalists not to investigate the possibility that there are connections
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Fast-forward to present-day France. Crux was one of the first English-language Catholic news outlets to cover the phenomenon on March 28. While the article was accompanied by flames shooting through the front door of St. Sulpice Church in Paris, it wasn?t the reason why they wrote about it. It?s worth noting that St. Sulpice is a baroque church completed in 1870. It is also the city?s second-largest church, behind Notre Dame, and used in the movie version of The Da Vinci Code. 

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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #407 on: April 16, 2019, 01:47:22 pm »
earlier:

https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2019/03/20/twelve-french-churches-attacked-vandalized-in-one-week/
Twelve French Churches Attacked, Vandalized in One Week
20 Mar 2019

A dozen Catholic churches have been desecrated across France over the period of one week in an egregious case of anti-Christian vandalism.

The recent spate of church profanations has puzzled both police and ecclesiastical leaders, who have mostly remained silent as the violations have spread up and down France.

Last Sunday, marauders set fire to the church of Saint-Sulpice ? one of Paris? largest and most important churches ? shortly after the twelve-o?clock Mass.

Police have concluded that the fire was the result of arson and are now looking for possible suspects. The restoration of the church from the damage caused by the fire will reportedly cost several hundred million euro
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In Nimes (department of the Gard), near the border with Spain, the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants was desecrated in a particularly odious way, with vandals painting a cross with human excrement, looting the main altar and the tabernacle, and stealing the consecrated hosts, which were discovered later among piles of garbage.

Likewise, the church of Notre-Dame in Dijon, in the east of the country, suffered the sacking of the high altar and the hosts were also taken from the tabernacle, scattered on the ground, and trampled.

In Lavaur, in the southern department of the Tarn, the village church was assaulted by young men, who twisted one arm of a representation of the crucified Christ to make it appear that he was making an obscene gesture.

In the peripheries of Paris, in the department of Yvelines, several churches have suffered profanations of varying importance, in Maisons-Laffitte and in Houilles.

Although commentators have been reluctant to attach a particular religious or cultural origin to the profanations, they all share an evident anti-Christian character.
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The Catholic hierarchy has kept silent about the episodes, limited themselves to highlighting that anti-Christian threat and expressing hope that politicians and police will get to the bottom of the crimes.

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In 2018, the Ministry of the Interior recorded 541 anti-Semitic acts, 100 anti-Muslim acts, and 1063 anti-Christian acts.

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Satanic symbols and shattered statues: Several Catholic ...
[Search domain www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/04/02/satanic-symbols-shattered-statues-several-catholic-churches-have-been-under-attack-france/] https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/04/02/satanic-symbols-shattered-statues-several-catholic-churches-have-been-under-attack-france/
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The attacks on Catholic churches and the muted reactions to them reflect the complex role France's once dominant faith plays in a society that has changed so much that ignorance of religion ...


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it was in the news Until NOW ...


https://www.newsweek.com/spate-attacks-catholic-churches-france-sees-altars-desecrated-christ-statue-1370800

Catholic Churches Are Being Desecrated Across France?and Officials Don?t Know Why
By Brendan Cole On 3/21/19 at 9:04 AM EDT


France has seen a spate of attacks against Catholic churches since the start of the year, vandalism that has included arson and desecration.

Vandals have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, scattered or destroyed the Eucharist and torn down crosses, sparking fears of a rise in anti-Catholic sentiment in the country.

Last Sunday, the historic Church of St. Sulpice in Paris was set on fire just after midday mass on Sunday,  Le Parisien reported, although no one was injured. Police are still investigating the attack, which firefighters have confidently attributed to arson.
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Last month, at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Houilles, in north-central France, a statue of the Virgin Mary was found smashed, and the altar cross had been thrown on the ground, according to  La Croix International, a Catholic publication.

Also in February, at Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, in south-central France, an altar cloth was burned and crosses and statues of saints were smashed. The attack prompted Lavaur Mayor Bernard Canyon to say in a statement: ?God will forgive. Not me.?

And in the southern city of Nimes, near the Spanish border, vandals looted the altar of the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants (Our Lady of the Children) and smeared a cross with human excrement.


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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #408 on: April 18, 2019, 10:24:46 pm »
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2019/04/18/nypd-philosophy-professor-arrested-after-entering-st-patricks-cathedral-with-gas-lighters/
Report: Philosophy Professor Arrested After Entering St. Patrick?s Cathedral with Gas, Lighters
JOSHUA CAPLAN
18 Apr 2019

A New Jersey man arrested after entering St. Patrick?s Cathedral carrying cans of gasoline and lighter fluid has been identified as philosophy professor Marc Lamparello, according to a report.

The suspect arrived Wednesday night in a minivan outside the landmark cathedral on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan, walked around the area, then returned to his vehicle at 7:55 p.m. EST and retrieved the gasoline, lighter fluid, and butane lighters, said NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller.

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NBC New York has identified Lamparello as the suspect before police have officially revealed a name.

Lamparello?s biography for his book Reason and Counterpoint says he ?studied philosophy at Boston College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 2004. Marc has been heavily engaged in the study of philosophy from an early age, and is currently working on two other book-length projects, including a witty dialogue on arguments for and against the existence of God, and a series of essays on the epistemology of practical motivation.? He has reportedly taught for Lehman College, Brooklyn College, and Seton Hall University.

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?His basic story was he was cutting through the cathedral to get to Madison Avenue. That his car had run out of gas,? said the NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism. ?We took a look at the vehicle. It was not out of gas and at that point he was taken into custody.?

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 Brian Mills ? 14 hours ago

And the communists wonder why we educated Americans know the burning of Norte dame was an arson fire. Too coincidental that it occurred the day after Palm Sunday the minute the cathedral closed. Moslems, democrats, communists cannot be trusted around anything that brings faith to the masses!

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #409 on: April 19, 2019, 11:36:08 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAXHr0qccvE
Generald Wilson sings 'God Bless America'
Published on Oct 28, 2013

10/26/13: Retired Naval Petty Officer, 1st Class, Generald Wilson sings "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch of Game 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1rKQReqJZg
God Bless America, First Radio performance, Armistice Day November 10, 1938, Kate Smith

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Kate Smith Introduces God Bless America

https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2019/04/18/yankees-ditch-kate-smiths-rendition-god-bless-america-due-racist-songs/
Yankees Ditch Kate Smith's Rendition of 'God Bless America' Due to Her Racist Songs
DYLAN GWINN
18 Apr 2019

The New York Yankees have decided to no longer play a 1939 version of God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch, due to concerns raised over other racist songs the performer sang in the past.

Over the last 18 years, the Yankees have played Kate Smiths rendition of God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch. However, this season the Yankees stopped playing that version and began playing other versions. The reason, the Daily News reports, is because the Yankees learned that Smith had also sung several racist songs in the past.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #410 on: April 20, 2019, 07:14:49 pm »

GOTTA SEE THIS!

Security cams (2) in Paris show figure on the roof with a 'flash' just
before the fire startup ... this thread on TWITTER is
the only place I have found it so far.

THE PLACE WAS TORCHED!


https://mobile.twitter.com/Stephanielk79/status/1119231983945691136
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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #411 on: April 24, 2019, 03:18:13 pm »
A string of blasts ripped through hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka, killing hundreds



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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/68973807.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/sri-lanka-explosions-live-updates-close-to-100-killed-in-sri-lanka-blasts/liveblog/68974200.cms


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Sri Lankans scoured hospitals and morgues for missing loved ones on Monday, a day after suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels killed 290 people and wounded about 500.

Outside the national hospital in Colombo, a woman named Rameshwary said she was searching for a 17-year-old friend who attended morning mass at St. Anthony's Shrine, one of three Catholic churches hit in the coordinated attack. "We kept calling her after we heard of the incident, but there was no response," she said, showing a photograph of the missing girl on her mobile phone
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An Indian national, who escaped the worst terror attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, said it was a "horrific sight" to see huge chunks of glass on the bodies of fellow guests and white aprons of chefs drenched in blood after a suicide bomber struck a luxury hotel in Colombo.
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https://www.hiptoro.com/p/breaking-news-explosion-in-sri-lanka-hotels-and-churches-129-dead-300-injured/
Breaking News: Explosion in Sri Lanka Hotels and Churches ? 129 Dead, 300 Injured
By Worah 2 hours ago

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The first of these explosions took place at St. Anthony?s Church in Colombo while the next one took place at St. Sebastian?s Church in Negombo, right outside the city.  Another church was also targeted in the town of Batticaloa.

6% of the population of the country is Catholic while Sri Lanka is a Buddhist majority country.

The President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena addressed the media right after this tragedy and appealed the citizens to maintain calm. He expressed shock over the explosions.


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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-22/sri-lanka-muslims-had-warned-officials-about-group-behind-attack
Sri Lanka Muslims Had Warned Officials About Group Behind Attack
By Iain Marlow
April 22, 2019, 2:59 AM PDT

For members of Sri Lanka?s Muslim community, it?s no surprise that local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath is being blamed for deadly bombings that killed nearly 300 people on Easter Sunday.

Hilmy Ahamed, vice president of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, said he warned military intelligence officials about the group and its leaders about three years ago. On Monday afternoon, Sri Lanka?s government said National Thowheed Jamath was responsible for six suicide bombings at Christian churches and luxury hotels.

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?Targeting the non-Muslim community is something they encourage -- they say you have to kill them in the name of religion,? Ahamed said in a phone interview from Colombo on Monday. ?I personally have gone and handed over all the documents three years ago, giving names and details of all these people. They have sat on it. That?s the tragedy.?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Sri_Lanka

Islam is a minority religion in Sri Lanka. 9.7%[1] of the Sri Lankan population practice Islam. 1,967,227 persons adhere to Islam as per the census of 2012.


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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sri-lanka-news-bombings-retaliation-christchurch-death-toll-live-updates-2019-04-23/

ISIS has claimed responsibility, but Sri Lankan officials have blamed two local Islamic extremist groups for the bombings, possible with outside help.
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Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said Tuesday that investigators were making good progress in identifying the culprits, and he added that some of of the bombers had travelled abroad and returned home before carrying out the attacks. At least 40 suspects had been taken into custody for questioning as of Tuesday, all of them Sri Lankan nationals.

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The FBI is assisting Sri Lankan authorities in their investigation into the attacks
, but the exact nature of that assistance remained unclear. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues notes that in the case of foreign attacks, the FBI often offers its evidence collection and analysis capabilities, which are among the best in the world. Sources confirmed to Pegues that FBI agents are on the ground in Sri Lanka assisting with the investigation.
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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #412 on: April 24, 2019, 10:45:58 pm »
Oh guess what - Armenians are Christians ... and Turkey is Muslim

It is interesting the Macron move in aftermath of the Notre Dame destruction ... hmmm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH0ymZhehrE
France marks first national commemoration of Armenian genocide

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Mr Macron you are awesome! If it wasn?t for the French, more Armenians would have been captured and murdered by the blood hungry Turks.  Russians and Americans also came to our rescue and so did a lot of Greeks and even South American countries like Argentina. We thank you all and a specially thanks to France for being with us from 1915 and never changing its position for any political gain in the world. Amen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRmvLuGCCYA
Turkey condemns French and Italian recognition of Armenian 'genocide'






https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Armenia
As of 2011, most Armenians are Christians (94.8%)[1] and are members of Armenia's own church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, which is one of the oldest Christian churches. It was founded in the 1st century AD, and in 301 AD became the first branch of Christianity to become a state religion.
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Throughout the history Armenians did not convert to Islam in large numbers despite long periods of Muslim rule. During the Arabic conquest, Islam came to the Armenians; however, very few Armenians converted to Islam, since Christians were not required to convert by Muslim law. [ at that time ! just be a dhimmī and pay a tax etc ] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhimmi 
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https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2019/04/24/no-one-can-sully-our-history-angry-turkey-rejects-frances-armenian-genocide-remembrance/

?No One Can Sully Our History?: Angry Turkey Rejects France?s Armenian Genocide Remembrance
24 Apr 2019

France is marking its first national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide on Wednesday, a remembrance of the more than 1.5 million Armenians who were systematically exterminated between 1915 and 1923 under the Ottoman Empire.

The event fulfills a pledge made by French President Emmanuel Macron on his election and has angered the Turkish government. France?s recognition of the massacre as a genocide was enshrined in law in 2001, following a lengthy struggle that has strained relations with Turkey, however now Macron has moved it to the forefront of French political life.

Armenia and Turkey have been at odds for decades over whether the World War I killings and deportations ? which Armenia says left 1.5 million dead ? should be described as genocide.

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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #413 on: April 26, 2019, 10:56:13 am »
Eastern / Easter Worshipers ?  Geez ...  this is from the globalist (communist) traitors

https://thepoliticalinsider.com/obama-and-hillary-refuse-to-call-sri-lanka-bomb-victims-christians/
Obama and Hillary Refuse to Call Sri Lanka Bomb Victims ?Christians!?
By Guest Author | April 23, 2019 9:16AM

It?s no secret that the left-leaning mainstream media has always been reluctant to address Islamic extremists who commit terrorism as ?Islamic,? but now some of the most high profile Democrats are refusing to even acknowledge that the victims of the recent Sri Lanka Easter attacks were in fact Christians.
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https://dmlnewsapp.com/exclusive-hillary-clinton-lambasted-twitter-statement-sri-lanka-terror-attack/
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton lambasted on Twitter over statement about Sri Lanka terror attack
Apr. 26, 2019

Former Secretary of State and defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a statement on Twitter Sunday, in response to the deadly Islamic terror attack against Christians in Sri Lanka during Easter services,, in which nearly 300 people were slain and another 500 injured.

Clinton followed the lead of former president Barack Obama, as she simply acknowledged the attack against ?Easter worshippers and travelers,? but failed to note that it was an Islamic attack against Christians. Instead, she referenced ?many faiths? in her condolence statement:

On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I?m praying for everyone affected by today?s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.
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Instead, they are calling them ?Easter worshippers.?
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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #414 on: April 26, 2019, 09:42:06 pm »
just an fyi ... there is more going on then meets the eye ...

https://www.newsweek.com/notre-dame-fire-aqsa-mosque-1397259
Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Fire Burns at the Same Time As Flames Engulf Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
By Tom O'Connor On 4/15/19 at 4:58 PM EDT

A fire broke out at the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem just as flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Footage showing smoke and fire emerging from the roof of a structure known as the Marwani Prayer Room, or Solomon's Stables, could be seen on social media.

No injuries or damage was reported during the short blaze.
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the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam and central to the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, was largely overshadowed by a much larger blaze engulfing the Notre Dame Cathedral at the same time. There was no evidence of any link between the two fires.
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The Marwani Prayer Room is located underneath the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, which contains both the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque.
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Re: The War on Christians
« Reply #415 on: April 27, 2019, 10:39:03 am »
... SATAN WINS BIG! tax breaks and Federal grants

Satanic Temple Recognized as ?Church? with Tax-Exempt Status
DR. SUSAN BERRY   26 Apr 2019

The Satanic Temple (TST) announced Friday that the IRS has recognized it as a ?church? with tax-exempt status.



?We are pleased to announce that for the very [first] time in history, a satanic organization has been recognized by the United States federal government as being a church,? the group posted on Instagram.

?This acknowledgment will help make sure The Satanic Temple has the same access to public spaces as other religious organizations, affirm our standing in court when battling religious discrimination, and enable us to apply for faith-based government grants,? the organization continued.


According to a report by the Associated Press, TST, based in Salem, Massachusetts, received a letter that used a code that categorizes the group as a ?church or a convention or association of churches.?

?The group is now listed in an IRS database for tax-exempt organizations,? reported AP.

As LifeSiteNews observed, despite the designation as a ?church,? TST is non-religious and states on its FAQ page that it does not worship Satan:

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[N]or do we believe in the existence of Satan or the supernatural. The Satanic Temple believes that religion can, and should, be divorced from superstition. As such, we do not promote a belief in a personal Satan. To embrace the name Satan is to embrace rational inquiry removed from supernaturalism and archaic tradition-based superstitions. Satanists should actively work to hone critical thinking and exercise reasonable agnosticism in all things. Our beliefs must be malleable to the best current scientific understandings of the material world ? never the reverse.

Regarding the question of how TST is a ?religion,? the group states:

The idea that religion belongs to supernaturalists is ignorant, backward, and offensive. The metaphorical Satanic construct is no more arbitrary to us than are the deeply held beliefs that we actively advocate. Are we supposed to believe that those who pledge submission to an ethereal supernatural deity hold to their values more deeply than we? Are we supposed to concede that only the superstitious are rightful recipients of religious exemption and privilege? Satanism provides all that a religion should without a compulsory attachment to untenable items of faith-based belief. It provides a narrative structure by which we contextualize our lives and works. It also provides a body of symbolism and religious practice ? a sense of identity, culture, community, and shared values.

According to Rolling Stone, TST had previously rejected the idea of pursuing tax-exempt status.

TST president Lucien Greaves, however, reportedly reversed this position in 2017 after President Trump signed a ?religious freedom? executive order.

?As ?the religious? are increasingly gaining ground as a privileged class, we must ensure that this privilege is available to all, and that superstition doesn?t gain exclusive rights over non-theistic religions or non-belief,? Greaves reportedly wrote in the group?s newsletter.

Greaves added that the group should move to ensure that ?atheistic and secular non-profits, advancing a distinct religious opinion and/or opinion upon religion, are themselves rightful beneficiaries of religious tax exemption as well.?

According to the Catholic News Agency (CNA), ?IRS regulations draw a clear distinction between ?churches? and other religious organizations?:

A church must have certain characteristics, according to IRS requirements, including: a recognized creed and form of worship; distinct ecclesiastical government; formal code of doctrine; ordained ministers selected after completing prescribed courses of study; established places of worship and regular religious services.

?The apparent recognition of the IRS comes after members of the Satanic Temple have had to defend themselves against accusations that their ?church? is essentially a political stunt,? CNA stated.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/26/satanic-temple-recognized-as-church-with-tax-exempt-status/
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