Archive for January 20th, 2010

‘Turkey No Longer Needs a Close Relationship with Israel’

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

We mentioned that Turkey was indeed moving toward it’s role in end time events. This article goes one step further to highlight Turkey’s move from democracy to Islamic theocracy.

The rift in Israeli-Turkish relations is the result of Ankara turning away from secularism and toward more radical Islam, Israel’s military intelligence chief said on Tuesday.

The comments to a parliamentary committee by Maj. General Amos Yadlin reflected wider concern in Israel and followed a high profile visit to Turkey on Sunday by Defense Minister Ehud Barak that was meant to help mend the relationship after a sharp diplomatic row.

“Turkey no longer needs a close relationship with Israel,” a parliamentary official quoted Yadlin as telling the foreign affairs committee of the Knesset.

“They are currently in the midst of a fundamental process of moving further away from the secular Ataturk approach, closer to a radical approach,” Yadlin said, adding that key factors had been an easing of Turkish concerns about Syria and Ankara’s failure to clinch membership of the European Union.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk founded the modern secular state on the ruins of Ottoman muslim theocratic rule in the 1920s. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan insists he remains loyal to Ataturk’s legacy but secularist conservatives suspect him of ambitions to found a religious state, an allegation he denies.

Turkey, a member of the NATO defense pact, has a history of military cooperation with Israel and of mediating for Israel with the Arab world.

But ties have been shaken by a series of harsh and public criticism from both sides, culminating last week in a televised reprimand in Jerusalem of Turkey’s ambassador.

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Runaway Christian Convert to Remain Free of Parents, Judge Rules

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Our prayers in regards to Rifqa Bary, the teen who ran away from home, in fear of her life, after she converted from Islam to Christianity, have been answered. She will be allowed to live in foster care until she turns 18, at which time she can decide where she will live.
Thank you Lord!!!

Fathima Bary

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A runaway teenage girl from Ohio who converted from Islam to Christianity has reached a court settlement that allows her to remain free of her Muslim parents.

The agreement Tuesday says that 17-year-old Rifqa Bary will stay in a foster home under state custody in Columbus until she turns 18 in August. After that, she’ll be an adult and free to live where she chooses.

Bary’s attorney read a statement in Franklin County Juvenile Court, saying that the girl and her parents love and respect each other and will try to resolve their differences through counseling.

Bary ran away to Florida last summer, saying she feared her father would harm or kill her for leaving Islam.

Her father denied the claim, and a law enforcement investigation found no credible threats to the girl.

See our previous post about Rifqa Bary.
Rifqa Bary Case Takes a Positive Turn.
Court Issues Reunification Plan in Rifqa Bary Case.
Rifqa Bary Returns to Columbus.
Hamas-Linked CAIR Supervised Police Interview of Rifqa Bary’s Parents on Abuse Allegations.
Florida Investigation Finds No Credible Threat to Teen Christian Convert.
Teen Christian Convert Who Fled Muslim Family Gets Online Threat.
Muslim Teen Who Converted to Christianity Says Family Threatened to Kill Her.
Updated: Judge Decides Fate of Honor Student, Cheerleader Who Fears “Honor Killing” After Converting to Christianity.
Parents of Muslim Teen Who Converted to Christianity Have Ties to Mosque of Alleged Terrorist.
Political Asylum Suggested for Rifqa Bary, Teen ‘Muslim to Christian’ Convert.
Teen ‘Muslim to Christian’ Convert Order Back to Ohio by Florida Judge.
Rifqa Investigation Ignored Facts About Islam.

In Remembrance of Sarah and Amina Said. Stop Muslim “Honor” Killings
In Remembrance of Sarah and Amina Said. Stop Muslim “Honor” Killings

Brown Scores Upset Victory Over Coakley in Massachusetts Senate Race

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

We made the point that it was a mistake for the Democrats to not only ignore the request of the “Tea Parties” and the August town halls, and to disparage and insult the participants. That coupled with the horribly liberal polices the Democrats are forcing down our throats, despite the intense opposition from a majority of people, it is beging to show up as defeats against Democrat elected officials.
Yesterday, against all odds and conventional thinking, the Democrats suffered a crushing defeat in Massachusetts. Usually hailed as a Democrat stronghold, Massachusetts has decided that the path the Democrats have chosen is even too liberal for them.
Perhaps there is hope for our country after all.

Washington was waking up Wednesday to a new Senate make-up, one featuring Republican Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown, who defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in a victory few thought possible just a month ago.

The race for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by the late Ted Kennedy is a win that could grind President Obama’s agenda to a halt and portend unexpected losses for Democrats in the November midterms.

In his victory speech, Brown declared that he had “defied the odds and the pundits,” and said he would try to be a “worthy successor” to Kennedy.

“Tonight, the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken,” Brown said. “This Senate seat belongs to no one person, no one political party. … This is the people’s seat.”

With nearly all precincts reporting, returns showed Brown leading Coakley 52-47 percent, by a margin of 120,000 votes. Independent candidate Joseph Kennedy was pulling 1 percent.

The victory marks a stunning upset in a race thought to be safe for Democrats until Brown’s campaign began to surge just weeks ago. Even Brown appeared a bit in shock by his victory. Visibly giddy during his remarks, Brown went script and at one point offering up his daughters to the dating circuit — and later he earned supporters’ laughter by flubbing his campaign pitch line, “I’m Scott Brown. I’m from Wrentham. And I drive a truck.”

Brown’s victory has powerful ramifications for Obama’s agenda. The GOP state senator, once sworn in, will break the Democrats’ 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority in Washington. This creates problems for proposed legislation ranging from financial regulatory reform to cap-and-trade.

But most immediately the win sends Democrats into a scramble to pass health care reform before Brown arrives in Washington. Democrats were already weighing options for how to fast-track the bill before polls closed Tuesday.

Brown blasted the health care bill in his victory speech and urged the Senate to seat him as soon as possible. But a schedule for Brown’s swearing-in was up in the air on Tuesday night.

“The people of Massachusetts have spoken. We welcome Scott Brown to the Senate and will move to seat him as soon as the proper paperwork has been received,” said Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said he would notify the Senate on Wednesday that Brown had been elected.

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