Archive for February 17th, 2011

In Sharp Reversal, U.S. Agrees to Rebuke Israel in Security Council

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Obama’s hatred of Israel knows no bounds. In an almost unprecedented move, the U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in the Security Council.

The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal.

But the Palestinians rejected the American offer following a meeting late Wednesday of Arab representatives and said it is planning to press for a vote on its resolution on Friday, according to officials familar with the issue. The decision to reject the American offer raised the prospect that the Obama adminstration will cast its first ever veto in the U.N. Security Council.

Still, the U.S. offer signaled a renewed willingness to seek a way out of the current impasse, even if it requires breaking with Israel and joining others in the council in sending a strong message to its key ally to stop its construction of new settlements. U.S. officials were not available for comment, but two Security Council diplomats confirmed the proposal.

The Palestinian delegation, along with Lebanon, the Security Council’s only Arab member state, asked the council’s president late Wednesday to schedule a meeting for Friday. But it remained unclear whether the Palestinian move today to reject the U.S. offer is simply a negotiating tactic aimed at extracting a better deal from Washington.

Update:
The U.S. has since backed off this stance and did issue a veto against the proposed rebuke.

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School Defines Christians as ‘Oppressors’

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Although we Christians in U.S. don’t have religious oppression and persecution like many Christians overseas do, the amount of religious oppression we are experiencing in this country are reaching record levels for modern times. The Bible tells us this will only increase over time. Pray that we have the strength to endure this and that Jesus does not delay in His return.

Christians at the University of California-Davis (UC Davis) are fighting a discriminatory policy that singles them out as religious oppressors.

The university has issued a policy statement, asking students to adhere to its definition of “community.” David French, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), tells OneNewsNow the Christians on campus have discovered that the school’s policy, which defines “religious/spiritual discrimination” as “the loss of power and privilege to those who do not practice the dominant culture’s religion,” does not protect them from religious discrimination as — in his words — it is “institutionalized oppressions toward those who are not Christian.”

“Religious discrimination can only occur in UC Davis’ mind if it is directed against someone who’s not a Christian,” French summarizes. “If you’re a Christian student [who gets] tossed out of class because your atheist professor doesn’t like you, well, good for him; you’re the oppressor, apparently. Or if a Christian group is denied equal access to campus…that’s not religious discrimination in the university’s eyes.”

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‘Multiculturalism’ a Failing Proposition

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

I couldn’t agree more.

According to the BBC, David Cameron argued at a recent security conference in Munich that the United Kingdom needs a stronger national identity to prevent people from turning to Islamic extremism. Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, he believes the U.K. has tolerated behaviors from segregated communities that counter British values.

“When a white person holds objectionable views, racist views for instance, we rightly condemn them,” Cameron pointed out. “But when equally unacceptable views or practices come from someone who isn’t white, we’ve been too cautious, frankly — frankly even fearful to stand up to them.”

The prime minister further noted the process of radicalization in Muslim communities throughout Europe. But French President Nicholas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both expressed similar concerns about the failure of multiculturalism.

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