Archive for December 18th, 2006

Twin Teachers Busted Over Lewd Act with Student

Monday, December 18th, 2006

I counted 74 offenders listed in the WorldNetDaily article. Take note of something here; this is over approximately a ten year period, with more in the last five years then in the previous five, and this covers only the ones WorldNetDaily reported on.
This is a trend that all parents should be up in arms about. What makes these teachers think there is anything right about these “relationships” is beyond me. To say we are having an epidemic is an understatement.
All of these offenders should be punished as hard as possible.

Twin sisters – both teachers – have been arrested in Southern California in connection with alleged lewd acts with an underage female student.

Franca and Antonia Munoz-Juvera, 26, were taken into custody at their apartment Thursday evening in Rancho Cucamonga by Riverside County sheriff’s detectives. An 18-year-old woman living with the sisters, Eileen Valerio, was arrested as well, the North County Times reported.

Both Munoz-Juvera sisters are first-year teachers at Lakeside High School in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District. Franca teaches math and Antonia teaches science.

Detectives initially went to the apartment intending to arrest only Franca Munoz-Juvera after being told there had been “unlawful contact” between her and a female student.

Details of the alleged crime or the age of the victim have not yet been given.

Police arrested her sister, Antonia, after they became aware that she allegedly knew what had occurred and hadn’t reported it.

Under California law, school teachers are mandatory reporters, required to notify authorities whenever they have knowledge of sexual molestation of minors.

“We found out Antonia knew of the relationship and did nothing,” Cpl. Dennis Gutierrez said.

Without providing details, Gutierrez said that Valerio, the roommate, was also arrested because she had “facilitated the crime.”

Franca Munoz-Juvera was booked on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a minor – a felony. Antonia Munoz-Juvera and Valerio were booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit criminal acts and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Both teachers have been placed on administrative leave while the district investigates.

Teacher ‘sexpidemic’

The phenomenon of teachers accused or convicted of having sex with their students has come to the forefront of national and international news in recent years.

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Hamas Angry with Pali President, Threatens to Attack Israel

Monday, December 18th, 2006

There is no logical thought processes in pali land. None. Nada. Zilch. They are angry with pali president Mahmoud Abbas for threatening to call for new elections. So what do they do? They threaten to blow up innocent Israeli civilians.

TEL AVIV – Hamas is debating whether to resume suicide bombings inside the Jewish state and may allow its so-called military wing to openly engage in anti-Israeli attacks if Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is aided in his calls for new Palestinian elections, Hamas members told WND.

“If the Israelis or the Americans and international community interferes in Palestinian affairs and encourages Abu Mazen (Abbas) to go on with elections, this will lead to internal Palestinian clashes, but the fighting will not just remain internal,” said Abu Abdullah, who is considered one of the most important operational members of Hamas’ Izzedine al-Qassam Martyrs Brigades, Hamas’ declared “resistance” department.

Abu Abdullah warned if the Hamas government falters the terror group “will use all tools it has, including coming back to suicide attacks inside Israel.”

Abbas this weekend called for new Palestinian elections in a move widely scene as an attempt to dismantle the Hamas-led PA. Hamas has said it would boycott any new ballots. As Palestinian president, Abbas has the authority to abolish the PA and order new elections held.

Hamas won a majority of Palestinian parliamentary seats in elections earlier this year.

Since his call for new ballots, Hamas and militants from Abbas’ Fatah faction have been engaging in heavy fighting.

Yesterday, the convoy of Hamas Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar came under fire as it passed through Gaza City. Members of Hamas accused Fatah of trying to assassinate al-Zahar.

Hours later, Hamas assaulted a Force 17 base in the Gaza Strip just outside Abbas’ office and Gaza residence. Abbas was in the West Bank at the time.

A presidential guard official denounced the Hamas attack as an assault on the “symbol of Palestinian legitimacy.”

Hamas members also reportedly opened fire at a major political rally in Gaza last night held in support of Fatah. Three people were wounded at the gathering, Palestinian security officials said. An estimated 100,000 Fatah supporters participated in the rally.

Hamas sources told WND the terror group is debating whether to publicly reintroduce its “military wing” and carry out attacks against Israel.

“It is only a matter of a political decision before we restart attacks and put our military wing into effect,” said a top Hamas source.

The last Hamas suicide bombing inside Israel took place in 2004. In November, a Palestinian woman attempted a suicide attack on behalf of Hamas against Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip. The woman blew herself up prematurely after being identified by Israeli soldiers.

Hamas largely has refrained from openly carrying out attacks against Israel since it took over the Palestinian government, although the terror group took part in the raid of an Israeli military station in June in which Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped.

Israeli security officials say Hamas members have participated in rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip aimed at nearby Jewish cities. Also, Israel says Hamas facilitates attacks by the Popular Resistance Committees, an umbrella of terror organizations operating in Gaza.

Still, Hamas’ “military wing” has reportedly been active.

Abu Abdullah previously told WND Hamas has been preparing in the Gaza Strip for attacks against Israel.

“In the last fifteen months, even though the fighters of Hamas kept the cease-fire, we did not stop making important advancements and professional training on the military level. In the future, after Hamas is obliged to stop the cease-fire, the world shall see our new military capabilities,” Abu Abdullah said.

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“The Feast of Hanukkah … History To Prophecy” by Jack Kelley

Monday, December 18th, 2006

He will be succeeded by a contemptible person who has not been given the honor of royalty. He will invade the kingdom when its people feel secure, and he will seize it through intrigue. (Daniel 11:21)

In 175 BC Antiochus IV Epiphanes came to power in Syria by stealing the throne from the rightful heir, Demetrius II, the young son of Seleucus IV Heliodorus. The original Seleucus was one of the four generals who divided the Greek Empire between them following the death of Alexander the Great. Thus Antiochus Epiphanes became the eighth descendant of Seleucus to sit on the throne of Syria.

Then an overwhelming army will be swept away before him; both it and a prince of the covenant (Onias III) will be destroyed. With a large army he will stir up his strength and courage against the king of the South (Ptolemy VI of Egypt). The king of the South will wage war with a large and very powerful army, but he will not be able to stand because of the plots devised against him. The king of the North (Antiochus) will return to his own country with great wealth, but his heart will be set against the holy covenant. He will take action against it and then return to his own country. (Daniel 11:22,25,28)

Soon afterward, on his way to invade Egypt, Antiochus attacked Israel, stealing all the gold and silver furnishings from the Temple. He had Israel’s last legitimate High Priest, Onias III, murdered and from then on the office was sold to the highest bidder, with the money going to Antiochus.
The Birth Of The Sadducees

He began to “Hellenize” Israel and before long many of the wealthy and influential among the Israelites adopted the Greek style of dress, cutting their hair short and shaving off their beards as well. They also argued for a blending of Greek philosophy and culture into the Jewish way of life. From these advocates of Greek thinking, the political party known as the Sadducees was born, eventually growing to a position of prominence during the time of Jesus. It was the influence of Greek philosophy on their approach to the Hebrew Scriptures that blinded the ruling Sadducees to the fact that Messianic Prophecies were being fulfilled right before their eyes during the Lord’s life on Earth.

“At the appointed time he will invade the South again, but this time the outcome will be different from what it was before. Ships of the western coastlands will oppose him, and he will lose heart. Then he will turn back and vent his fury against the holy covenant. He will return and show favor to those who forsake the holy covenant. (Daniel 11:29-30)

Initially, this accommodation with Greek culture encountered only vocal resistance, but that all changed when the Egyptians rebelled and, with the aid of the Roman Navy, defeated Antiochus and drove him from Egypt. In a rage, Antiochus again invaded Israel, this time demanding that he be worshiped as God. (The name “Epiphanes” comes from a title he gave himself, “theos epiphanies” or god made manifest. After this the Jews started calling him “Epimanes” which means the madman.) He outlawed the reading of the Hebrew Scripture, punishing by death anyone found with copies in their possession. Circumcision, praying, keeping the Sabbath, and worshiping the One True God were likewise proscribed with severe penalties for disobedience.

“His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him. (Daniel 11:31-32)
Put The Hammer Down

In 168 BC Antiochus again broke into the Temple, converting it into a pagan worship center in honor of the Greek god Zeus (called Jupiter in Roman mythology). Instead of the blood of bulls and goats, he sprinkled water in which pork had been boiled in the Holy of Holies, and slaughtered pigs on the altar. Then he erected a statue of Zeus in the Holy Place, with his own face on it, thereby proclaiming himself to be God. Because it rendered the Temple unfit for worshiping God, Jewish historians called this act the Abomination that Causes Desolation, the only event in history so named. It triggered the Maccabean Revolt.

For 3 1/2 years the Jews fought one of the world’s first guerrilla wars under Judeus Maccabeus (Judah the Hammer) finally defeating the Syrians in 165 BC. Upon regaining the Temple, they smashed the polluted altar and the statue of Zeus, grinding both to powder, and then built a new altar from uncut stones.

Next they set out to cleanse the Temple and re-dedicate it to God, an eight-day process (2 Chron. 29:17). But they could only find enough sacred oil to light the Menorah (the 7-branched lamp stand in the Holy Place) for one day, and the law required that it be lit constantly. Because the preparation of sacred oil was a time consuming process, they decided not to wait, but to use the oil they had to light the Menorah immediately, trusting that God would find this acceptable. God was pleased and made the oil last for the full eight days until the new supply was ready and the re-dedication complete.
Eight Is Enough

Those who study the symbolic use of numbers in Scripture know that eight is the number of New Beginnings, and indeed the Maccabean victory over the Syrians ushered in a new era, known as the Hasmonean Dynasty. During much of this period, which lasted till about 64 BC, Judea, as Israel was now known, enjoyed independent nation status, having finally won their freedom from Syria in 142 BC. Following other Hasmonean victories, the Jews regained boundaries that nearly approximated those of Solomon’s time. Jewish rule was exercised throughout the expanded nation and Jewish life flourished once again. A New Beginning for the Children of Israel.
The Feast Of Dedication

The miraculous burning of the oil is still celebrated in the eight-day Feast of Hanukkah, from the Hebrew word meaning dedication. It’s also called the Festival of Lights and this year began on the evening of December 15.

To celebrate Hanukkah, a special 9-branched candelabra is used, with eight branches commemorating the eight days when the oil kept burning. The ninth branch, called the Shamash, is usually positioned above the other eight. Its candle is always lit first and then used to light the other candles, one each day, until on the eighth day of Hanukkah all are lit. The Hebrew word Shamash means servant, so the Shamash is the servant candle that’s raised up and gives light to all the others.

Incredibly, the Hanukkia, or Hanukkah candelabra, becomes a beautiful model of the Messiah and His church. It was the Lord Jesus, the obedient servant, who was raised up (John 3:12) and gives light to all others (John 8:12). For the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve. (Mark 10:45)

If you’ve read our studies on the Lord’s probable birth date, you know I believe He was conceived during the Feast of Hanukkah and that His life, like all others, began at conception. If so, the Hanukkia is a fitting reminder that the Light of the World arrived during the Festival of Lights, ushering in a New Beginning for all mankind.
History To Prophecy

We know that all the levitical feasts have both a historical and a prophetic fulfillment. For example, Passover commemorated the Jews’ freedom from bondage in Egypt and looked forward to the Messiah freeing us all from the bondage of our sins. The prophetic aspect of the Spring Feasts were fulfilled in the Lord’s 1st Coming, the summer time Feast of Pentecost commemorated the giving of the Law and was fulfilled in the Church, and the Fall Feasts commemorated God’s dwelling among them and will be fulfilled in the 2nd Coming. Hanukkah is not a Levitical Feast but I think it has an important prophetic fulfillment like the others.

In reviewing the history of Hanukkah, I’m sure you spotted the similarity to events yet future to us. One day soon a man will arrive on the world scene. He’ll become very powerful very quickly, assuming a leadership position that’s not rightfully his. Many will give their loyalty to him and he’ll conquer most of the world. Even in Israel, many will favor accommodation with him, some even thinking he might be the Messiah.

But then he’ll stand in the Holy place and declare that He’s God. Another Epiphanes. He’ll have a statue of himself erected and put in the Holy Place to be worshipped. Another Abomination of Desolation, the one Jesus warned about in Matt. 24:15. He’ll demand to be worshipped as God on pain of death, and make everyone swear a pledge of loyalty to him. He’ll put a stop to the recently instituted Temple sacrifice and try to erase every trace of the legitimate God from the world. He’ll wage war against those who oppose him, but they’ll fight back in another war of resistance. After 3 ½ years he’ll be defeated and the defiled Temple will be cleansed and made ready for use again during the Millennium. Another Feast of Dedication. And Israel will again experience a period of untold peace and prosperity, expanding fully to its originally promised dimensions. Jewish rule will be exercised throughout the expanded nation and Jewish life will flourish once again. Another New Beginning for the Children of Israel and for all the world. Happy Hanukkah. 12-16-06

Pali Terrorist Shoot at Each Other Despite Truce; As Usual, Hurt Innocent Civilians

Monday, December 18th, 2006

What is it about the word “Truce” that the slimy pali terrorist can’t seem to understand? If they put such little effort in holding to a truce among themselves, what makes anyone believe that they will actually hold to one made with Israel?
By the way, the slimy pali terrorist have broken every cease fire and true that’s ever been made between them and Israel.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gunmen from Hamas and Fatah faced off Monday morning in a gunbattle in the middle of Gaza City, a battle that left a teenager wounded.

About 10 masked Hamas gunmen, with rifles, grenades and rocket launchers, took shelter behind walls in downtown Gaza as they fought a dozen other gunmen from Fatah, witnesses said.

The fighting, which came despite a truce agreement between the two sides, wounded a 16-year-old boy with a bullet in the neck.

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O, Muslim town of Bethlehem…

Monday, December 18th, 2006

And as usual, anything the pali’s touch is destoyed. But of course, these “wonderful” people deserve their own country, that is, according to the International community.

All is quiet in Bethlehem. On Manger Square, the Church of the Nativity stands in the pale gloom of dusk, its doors open to passing pilgrims. But inside, the nave is empty of visitors and the collection boxes depleted of coins. In the candlelit grotto downstairs, a silver star marks the spot where Jesus is supposed to have been born. It is one of the most sacred sites in Christendom, but there are no tourists queuing to see it.

Just 500 yards down the road, Joseph Canawati is not looking forward to Christmas. The expansive lobby of his 77-room Hotel Alexander is empty and he says: “There is no hope for the future of the Christian community. “We don’t think things are going to get better. For us, it is finished.” Life for Palestinian Christians such as 50-year-old Joseph has become increasingly difficult in Bethlehem – and many of them are leaving.

The town’s Christian population has dwindled from more than 85 per cent in 1948 to 12 per cent of its 60,000 inhabitants in 2006.
There are reports of religious persecution, in the form of murders, beatings and land grabs.

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The town, according to the Cardinal, is being “steadily strangled”. The sense of a creeping Islamic fundamentalism is all around in Bethlehem.

A mosque on one side of Manger Square stands directly opposite the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, while in the evening the muezzin’s call to prayer clashes with the peal of church bells.

Shops selling Santa Claus outfits and mother-of-pearl statuettes of the Virgin Mary have their shutters painted a sun-bleached green, the colour of Islam. And in the Al-Jacir Palace, Bethlehem’s only luxury hotel, there is a baubled Christmas tree in reception and a card showing the direction of Mecca in the rooms.

George Rabie, a 22-year-old taxi driver from the Bethlehem suburb of Beit Jala, is proud of his Christianity, even though it puts him in daily danger. Two months ago, he was beaten up by a gang of Muslims who were visiting Bethlehem from nearby Hebron and who had spotted the crucifix hanging on his windscreen. “Every day, I experience discrimination,” he says. ” “It is a type of racism. We are a minority so we are an easier target. Many extremists from the villages are coming into Bethlehem.”

Jeriez Moussa Amaro, a 27-year-old aluminium craftsman from Beit Jala is another with first-hand experience of the appalling violence that Christians face. Five years ago, his two sisters, Rada, 24, and Dunya, 18, were shot dead by Muslim gunmen in their own home. Their crime was to be young, attractive Christian women who wore Western clothes and no veil. Rada had been sleeping with a Muslim man in the months before her death. A terrorist organisation, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, issued a statement claiming responsibility, which said: “We wanted to clean the Palestinian house of prostitutes.” Jeriez says: “A Christian man is weak compared to a Muslim man. “They have bigger, more powerful families and they know people high up in the Palestinian authority.”

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Tsunami Aid Money Used to Establish Shari’a Law

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Now the “Religion of Peace and Tolerance” is stealing money that people from around the world sent to Indonesia to help buy the Tsumami victims food, medicine and help them rebuild. Instead this money has gone to organize “a moral vigilante force that harasses women and stages frequent displays of humiliation and state-sanctioned violence”.

WHEN people around the world sent millions of pounds to help the stricken Indonesian province of Aceh after the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, few could have imagined that their money would end up subsidising the lashing of women in public.

But militant Islamists have since imposed sharia law in Aceh and have cornered Indonesian government funds to organise a moral vigilante force that harasses women and stages frequent displays of humiliation and state-sanctioned violence.

International aid workers and Indonesian women’s organisations are now expressing dismay that the flow of foreign cash for reconstruction has allowed the government to spend scarce money on a new bureaucracy and religious police to enforce puritan laws, such as the compulsory wearing of headscarves.

Some say there are more “sharia police” than regular police on the local government payroll and that many of them are aggressive young men.

“Who are these sharia police?” demanded Nurjannah Ismail, a lecturer at Aceh’s Ar-Raniri University. “They are men who, most of the time, are trying to send the message that their position is higher than women.”

In one town, Lhokseumawe, the authorities are even planning to impose a curfew on women — a move that social workers warn will force tsunami widows to quit night-time jobs as food sellers or waitresses and could drive them into prostitution.

None of that daunts the enthusiasts for sharia, who gather in droves whenever there is an opportunity to glory in its enforcement.

The scene is always the same, and it has been enacted at least 140 times in squares and market places in front of mosques, from the towering minarets of Banda Aceh, the provincial capital, to humble village places of worship.

The transgressor can be a man accused of gambling or drinking alcohol. But if it is a woman guilty of wearing “improper” clothing or being caught in proximity to a man, there is a particular ritual to the punishment.

She is dressed in white robes and veiled. Policemen escort her up on to a stage erected before a jeering crowd, which, witnesses say, is usually almost exclusively male.

Forced to kneel, the woman waits while a masked man ascends the platform. He is carrying a cane with a curved handle designed to give the inflictor of God’s punishment a better grip. From the loudspeakers, a man’s voice sonorously recites the appropriate religious chastisement. Then he begins to count. With each number, the cane descends with a vicious lash.

According to witnesses, male onlookers often roar in delight and hurl pious imprecations at the victims, working themselves up to a pitch of excitement.

In one collective punishment last summer, four women denounced for gambling were given between six and 10 lashes. One passed out as she was dragged off the stage.

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