This Happened On Planet Earth…May 2019…End Times Signs
Published on May 4, 2019
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Matthew 24:3-14 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
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🇵🇸 🇮🇱 Rockets fired from Gaza day after Israel kills four Palestinians | Al Jazeera English
Published on May 4, 2019
Israeli raid kills Palestinian in Gaza, amid latest flare-up a day after Israel kills four in two separate incidents. The latest flare-up comes after four Palestinians were killed on Friday by Israeli forces in two separate incidents. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from West Jerusalem.
Genesis 1: Order Out Of Chaos – (Part 2)
LATEST WORLD NEWS – ARTICLES SUNDAY MAY 05th 2018
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: AND THAT NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.
Eph. 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph. 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Eph. 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
DAILY CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
THE MEANING OF THE MILLENNIUM
QUESTION I have the following question about the Millennium and the time there after, when Satan is released again. What is the 1000 years used for – and why does Satan get released again – is there a deeper meaning for these events … couldn’t everything just end after the tribulation?
ANSWER: At first glance, having a 1000 year interlude between the Age of Man and Eternity doesn’t make sense. But on reflection, I think that it may be mankind’s final chance to prove himself to God.
Through out history we’ve had the evil workings of the devil to contend against, so all during the Millennium the devil will be imprisoned. Without him to tempt them can mankind behave in a manner pleasing to God?
We’ve also had the bad influence of unbelievers, so at the beginning of the Millennium all unbelievers will be taken away. Will that make it possible for man to please God?
For the last 2000 years the Lord has been absent from the planet. When He returns and takes up residence here to be their King will man be able to please Him?
Sadly, the answer to all these questions is no. Even with Satan bound, no more unbelievers, and the in person rule of the Lord Himself, there’s still enough sin in the hearts of natural man that as soon as Satan is freed, man will join him in a final rebellion against God. The Millennium is our final proof that there is no circumstance or condition in which natural man can behave in a manner pleasing to the Lord.
THE MEANING OF THE MILLENNIUM. FOLLOW UP
QUESTION Re: The Meaning of the Millennium. If the earth is re-populated only with believers after the 2nd Coming, and if believers can’t loose their salvation, then how can the 1000 years be a final test for mankind? In fact, what you are saying is that some will sink so low, they actually will loose their salvation and go to battle against The Lord. Would a believer do that – and can believers do that?
ANSWER: Eternal security is a blessing only given to believers during the Church Age. Following the rapture, salvation will be conditional upon obedience and faithfulness (Rev. 14:12) just as it was in the Old Testament . Remember, Daniel’s 70th Week is a return to Old Covenant conditions. That’s why a temple and animal sacrifice are necessary. My study on The Nature of Post Church Salvation explains this.
Children born during the Millennium will have to choose to be saved and will have to remain faithful to stay that way. As is the case today, some will choose salvation and others will not. What’s different is that some of those who choose salvation will fall away. As the millennium proceeds the number of unbelievers will increase until there will be enough for a massive army to be waiting when Satan is released at its end (Rev. 20:7-8).
ETERNAL SECURITY FOR TRIBULATION BELIEVERS?
QUESTION You have stated that you feel the post rapture believers will be on their own when it comes to staying faithful to their belief in Christ as their Lord and Savior. In Revelation (7: 1-9) it says that the Angel of God will put a seal on the foreheads of the “servants of God”. It goes on to show that the 144,000 from the 12 tribes (Jews) were at least part of this group, but then it moves right into discussing the “multitude” in white robes that were “serving God and The Lamb” day and night.
I believe the multitude are the tribulation Saints and that they are being included in the group that were sealed on their foreheads by the Angel of God, identifying them as “servants of God”. Also, I don’t think the gentile Christians during this period would be left to suffer the stings of these demonic creatures of Rev. 9 so they must have the seal. In summary; I believe that the tribulation believers will not be able to lose their salvation. Do you disagree with this?
ANSWER: Rev. 7:1-3 shows the four winds being held back by four angels. Then another angel with the seal of God comes forward, telling them not to harm the land or sea until he puts the seal on the foreheads of the servants of God. Rev. 7:4 says the number of those who are sealed is 144,000 and then Rev. 7:5-8 lists 12,000 from each of 12 tribes of Israel. From this I conclude that the 144,000 are the only ones sealed. This all happens on Earth.
After that John sees the multitude, but they are before the throne of God (Rev. 7:11). That’s in Heaven, and the elder tells John they’ve come out of the Great Tribulation. The Greek word translated “come out of” applies to both location and time. In essence it means they will have been martyred and come to heaven before the Great Tribulation begins. They and the 144,000 are not part of the same group. In the first place the 144,000 are all Jews. The martyrs are from every nation, tribe, people and language.
Your concern for Tribulation believers is commendable but I don’t think it’s consistent with Scripture. Both Rev. 14:12 and Rev. 16:15 indicate Tribulation believers are responsible for remaining faithful. Matt. 25:1-13 confirms this. Eternal Security is a special blessing given only to the Church.
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THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
1Th. 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH UPON THEM, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape
Zech. 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
WORLD TERRORISM – WARS
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MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:
2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:
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MIDDLE EAST WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83 – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
WHERE WE ARE CURRENTLY IN SCRIPTURE
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows
‘SERIOUS ESCALATION’ – IDF HITS BACK AMID ROCKET BARRAGES
Army strikes 30 targets as over 150 rockets fired from Hamas-run Strip; sirens sound in Rehovot, Ashdod, Beit Shemesh and many other towns; home hit after family flees to shelter
The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday afternoon launched a series of strikes on the Gaza Strip from both land and air, amid continuous rocket attacks from the Palestinian enclave.
Meanwhile, a woman, aged around 50, was in serious condition after being hit by shrapnel from a rocket in Kiryat Gat, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of the Gaza Strip.
The woman was treated by medics at the scene and taken to hospital, where she was in stable condition.
The woman was treated by medics at the scene and taken to hospital, where she was in stable condition.
Shortly after 3 p.m. the army said fighter jets and tanks had struck 30 “terror targets” in the Strip belonging to the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror groups. The operations were ongoing.
The army said it targeted several Hamas compounds in Gaza City used for training and for weapons production. It said one of the sites was used by the organization’s naval force.
It also struck several Islamic Jihad compounds throughout the Strip, and a number of rocket launchers and outposts near the border.
The strikes came after IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi held talks with Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman, Southern Command chief Herzi Halevi and other top brass. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, was set to hold consultations at the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv as well.
The strikes were in response to over 150 rockets launched at Israeli communities from the Strip since the morning, with thousands of Israelis forced into shelters throughout multiple towns and cities near Gaza, including in Rehovot, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Sderot.
And at 3 p.m. sirens sounded for the first time as far as Beit Shemesh, a city 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Jerusalem.
In its initial response to the attacks in the morning, the IDF said the air force struck at least two rocket launchers in the Strip, and tanks fired at several posts belonging to the Hamas terror group, which rules Gaza.
The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry said a 22-year-old man was killed and four people were injured by the Israeli strikes. It did not say whether the casualties were people affiliated to any terror group. Channel 12 news reported that the dead man may have been a member of a rocket-launching squad that had fired at Israel, but there was no official confirmation.
No Gaza terror group immediately claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. However, Hamas in a statement said it was “prepared to respond to Israel’s crimes” and vowed to stop it from “spilling the blood of our people.” Gaza’s second-largest terror group, Islamic Jihad, warned that “If Israel continues the aggression it will face surprises.” And a spokesperson for the Popular Resistance Committees said “The resistance groups are breaking the formula that Israel tried to create, whereby it could attack without there being a response.”
An unidentified Hamas source told the Haaretz newspaper that the group had “warned of escalation for the past two weeks due to the delay in carrying out the understandings of the ceasefire. In Israel they asked for calm and got it, and in the Strip we didn’t get any improvement.”
According to the Walla news site, IDF troops in the region were alert to possible attempts to snipe at or launch anti-tank missiles at forces near the border, as well as possible abduction attempts.
The rocket attacks came a day after two soldiers were shot and injured while on patrol near the border in southern Gaza. One soldier was moderately wounded in the attack and a female soldier was lightly hurt, the IDF said.
In response to the shooting, an IDF aircraft attacked a nearby Hamas post, the army said. The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry said two people were killed in the strike and two others were wounded.
Hamas confirmed the two men killed in the airstrike were members of its military wing and pledged to respond to what it called “Israeli aggression.”
The Hebrew-language Twitter account of the Hamas-affiliated Shehab news agency issued a threat to Israel Friday night: “We will respond to the crimes of the occupation and the killing of our people.”
The incidents, which marked a serious escalation, came during weekly border protests in which several thousand Gazans gathered at five sites. Some of the demonstrators rioted, throwing rocks and makeshift explosive devices at soldiers, who responded with tear gas and occasional live fire.
The Times of Israel is liveblogging Saturday’s events as they happen.
The IDF says some 200 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel since this morning, with dozens intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
A second home in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council has been hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, according to Hebrew media reports.
There are no reports of injuries.
Rocket warning sirens are activated in the southern cities of Sderot and Netivot, the army says.
Sirens also sounded in the Sdot Hanegev and Sha’ar Hanegev regional councils.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the army “to give a hard blow” to terror groups in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, a defense official is quoted as saying by Hebrew media.
The comment comes after Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, huddled with top security officials this afternoon for talks on the flare-up in the south.
The security cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss the latest violence in Gaza, the Prime Minister’s Office said earlier today.
The army is warning it will expand strikes in the Gaza Strip if rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave continues.
IDF spokesman Ronen Manelis says during retaliatory strikes, Israeli forces hit a tunnel dug by Islamic Jihad that crosses the border into Israel.
“In recent weeks [Islamic Jihad] has accelerated its digging in order to carry out an attack,” he says.
Manelis says Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza, is working in cooperation with Islamic Jihad and that the IDF is striking targets linked to both terror organizations
He adds that the army believes five to six members of the group have been killed since yesterday when the IDF struck a Hamas post on the border in response to a sniper attack on Israeli troops.
The IDF says rocket warning sirens have been activated in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon, as well as in the Hof Ashkelon, Eshkol, Sdot Negov and Sha’ar Hanegev regional councils.
Rocket warning sirens sound in the Sha’ar Hanegev and Sdot Hanegev regional councils, according to the IDF.
The military wing of the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad terror group releases a video threatening rocket attacks on the nuclear reactor in Dimona and other sensitive sites in Israel.
The release of the video, which shows members of the Iran-backed group loading projectiles into a rocket launcher, comes amid a round of fighting between Israel and terror groups in the Gaza Strip.
In addition to the Dimona reactor, the video also shows footage of the Ben Gurion Airport, the Ashdod port and refineries in the northern city of Haifa.
The Defense Ministry body responsible for liaising with the Palestinians announces the closure of the Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossings with the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.
Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rukun, the head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, also announces the closure of the fishing zone off the coastal territory. He says all of the closures are until further notice.
At some point overnight Friday-Saturday, Hamas evidently decided to launch a controlled escalation of rocket fire into Israel.
It began with rocket fire at Israeli communities near the Gaza border, continued north to Ashdod, and seems set to widen further, as of this writing, given that Beersheba has decided to open its municipal bomb shelters.
This escalation of violence is not solely in response to the deaths of two Hamas terrorists on the Gaza border Friday afternoon. Rather, it reflects the decision by the terror organization to try to gain from what it recognizes as a situation in which Israel can be pressured into significant concessions, most especially regarding the transfer of Qatari funds into the Gaza Strip.
Hamas is clearly prepared to take the risk of a still wider conflict, gambling that Israel desperately wants a ceasefire at this moment.
The next 10 days are going to be extremely complicated for Israel. The Gaza terror group smells blood.
In four days time, the State of Israel will mark Memorial Day and then Independence Day, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would not want to be marking those occasions in the midst of a major escalation with Gaza. In 10 days time, the Palestinians will mark Nakba Day, the anniversary of what they consider the catastrophe that befell them with the establishment of the State of Israel, while Israel will be hosting the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest. Huge numbers of people around the world will be turning their attention to Tel Aviv.
Hamas recognizes that given the imminent Eurovision festivities, it has a real opportunity to create pressure points and obtain significant concessions on the ground. In other words: to blackmail Israel.
Hamas wants money and more money. And some of this appetite can be traced back to the decision by Netanyahu six months ago to allow the monthly transfer of $15 million in cash from Qatar to the Hamas scoffers.
The key to a calming of the current situation, as ever lies, in Egypt. In Cairo, the heads of Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been holding discussions with Egyptian intelligence officials on a longer-term ceasefire. The key demand in those Cairo discussions is that Israel allow the ongoing transfer of the Qatari millions in return for ongoing calm and concessions. Hamas calls this “the second stage” of the understandings — the continuation of the secret agreement reached between Hamas and Israel, with Egyptian mediation, on the eve of Israel’s elections. This agreement, whose full details have never been disclosed, achieved relative calm on the Gaza border. The fishing zone was expanded. There were some easing of restrictions on the transfer of produce.
It’s not clear whether further Qatari cash transfers would be carried out via the United Nations, and allocated for salaries or for poor families. But one way or another, the Hamas demand is the same: Show me the money.
Given the past policies of the Netanyahu government, it seems likely that this time, too, the money will be forthcoming, possibly shortly before Independence Day.
Hamas’s attempts at extortion also stem from its recognition that the Gaza populace is expecting economic achievements and civilian achievements from its Islamist rulers. The fishing zone was cut back again after rocket fire earlier in the week. The economic situation in Gaza continues to be dire.
The Gaza unemployment rate has crossed 50%, and among graduates it is close to 70%. These are astonishing numbers, and combine with the reduction in salaries for Palestinian Authority officials in Gaza (as well as in the West Bank) and the US cuts both in aid to various projects in Gaza and to the Palestinian refugee welfare organization UNRWA.
Hamas fears a further deterioration in the economic situation, and now sees an opportunity to get Qatari money via Israel to at least partially alleviate that.
It does not, however, intend to cut back its own activities, by reducing the budget of its military wings, for example. Indeed, Hamas continues to impose a variety of taxes on the residents of Gaza, which fund its activities including those of its military wing.
Now, with the major rocket fire flare-up, Gaza is hoping to extract further funding, from Qatar, via Israel.
They banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and far-right Milo Yiannopoulos
Pakistani cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi is allowed to spread anti-Christian hate
Holocaust denier Alison Chabloz is also still allowed to keep a Facebook profile
Facebook is allowing anti-Christian extremists freedom to peddle hate despite closing down accounts of far-right and anti-Semitic leaders, MailOnline can reveal.
The social media giant this week said it had shut down profiles belonging to Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos were thrown off Facebook, along with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and the white nationalist Paul Nehlen, saying they had violated its policies against dangerous individuals and organizations.
But the company was today accused of hypocrisy when hordes of anti-Christian fanatics and anti-Semites are allowed to function freely on the site despite a raft complaints.
They say hate preachers like the Pakistani cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi – spiritual leader of the extremist group Tehreek-e-Labbaik – spreads anti-Christian rhetoric to thousands of followers on the network.
Rizvi was behind massive demonstrations to demand the death penalty for Asia Bibi, a Christian mother-of-five accused of blasphemy by a Pakistani court and was sentenced to death by hanging in 2010, before being acquitted last year.
He also praised the murder of Muslim shopkeeper Asad Shah by Islamists in Glasgow in 2016.
Fiyaz Mughal, director of the anti-racism group Faith Matters, reported him to Facebook in November 2017 amid concerns that his hatred was influencing British Pakistani communities.
But no action was taken and the fanatic remains active on the social network today.
‘How long can this farce continue when Facebook says it acts and then does not?’ Mr Mughal told MailOnline.
‘How long can violence inspirers have Facebook pages? This man has praised the murderer of a British resident for allegedly ‘blaspheming’.
‘It is like we are back in the barbaric Dark Ages with Facebook giving us spin, whilst the founders lounge in San Francisco, batting away these issues with slick public relations statements.’
Rizvi is not the only Islamist using Facebook to spread his messages of Christian-hatred.
Wael Aleji, an associate at the Wilberforce Alliance foundation, said that the platform has become ‘a sewer of poisonous anti-Christian hatred and anti-Semitism’.
‘Extremist groups like Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Muslim Brotherhood are very active on Facebook, both as organisations and as individual members,’ he said.
‘They have been reported so many times but Facebook does nothing. In fact, when a Muslim friend of mine wrote an article that was mildly critical of Islamic fundamentalism, Facebook removed it.
‘Sometimes I wonder whether the platform is really being run by Islamists.’
Mr Aleji demanded to know why Facebook purge hasn’t included Ayat Oraby, the Egyptian blogger linked to the Muslim Brotherhood living in the US.
‘Some of the things she writes on Facebook about Christians are truly poisonous, especially in Arabic,’ he said. ‘People have complained many times. Yet she is allowed to carry on freely.’
It comes as a report by the Foreign Office found Christians are ‘by far the most persecuted’ religious group and are enduring what amounts to genocide in some parts of the world.
They are being driven out of the Middle East in a modern-day exodus that means the religion could be wiped out in parts ‘where its roots go back furthest’, the study found.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt blamed ‘political correctness’ for a failure to confront the oppression of Christians, which he called the ‘forgotten persecution’.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is developing a cashless payment system with the help of several financial firms, including Mastercard.
Code-named Project Libra, the system will “reward” users for their activity on the platform, just like the Chinese social credit system.
The WSJ reports:
“The effort, should it succeed, threatens to upend the traditional, lucrative plumbing of e-commerce and would likely be the most mainstream application yet of cryptocurrency.”
As Facebook continues to gain favor with the Chinese government, the cashless system will likely be modeled after the Chinese social credit system that tracks citizens purchases. Australia is currently moving to assimilate with this system.
Leftist groups are pushing for Mastercard to cut service to conservatives and those who hold wrong political opinions.
Chase Bank has already banned Proud Boys member Enrique Tarrio. He was notified by Chase Bank that the bank will no longer service him.
Activist Laura Loomer was also suspended by Chase Bank.
These examples are a clear warning to everyone that centralized digital currencies and platforms can be used to shut down targeted groups or individuals.
Facebook has already shown that it has complete disregard for users privacy.
Should Facebook’s cashless payment system become a dominant force in our society, freedom is in grave danger.
Facebook and Google increasingly influence Congress as the social media giants censor conservative and alternative voices, dominate the Internet, and violate Americans’ privacy.
Facebook announced on Thursday that they have banned several conservative personalities such as Infowars host Alex Jones, Infowars contributor and YouTube personality Paul Joseph Watson, journalist and activist Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulus. The social media giant also banned Louis Farrakhan from its platforms.
Facebook said that they banned these personalities because they were “dangerous.”
Amid calls for greater regulation of social media companies’ potential anticompetitive behavior, censorship of conservative and alternative voices, and privacy violations, Facebook and Google have remained at the top of Open Secret’s database of top spenders lobbying Congress.
So far in 2019, Facebook spent $3,400,000 and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, $3,530,00 in lobbying Congress. Alphabet also ranked as the eighth total highest spender in lobbying in 2018, spending $21,740,000, while Facebook spent $12,620,000.
Facebook’s influence has continued to rise over the years. In the early years of President Barack Obama, Facebook spent below one million dollars in 2008 and 2009. From 2011 to 2018, Facebook’s lobbying spending skyrocketed and reached historic highs in 2018, when they spent $12.6 million.
Facebook and Google’s dominance on the Internet has become increasingly apparent as Google has approximately 90 percent of web search traffic, whereas in digital advertising, Google and Facebook amount to nearly two-thirds of American digital ad spending, with Amazon at a “distant third” at under nine percent.
As Facebook and Google and other social media giants continue to increasingly censor and blacklist conservative and alternative voices, more and more conservative voices have called for addressing the social media giants’ dominance of the Internet. Facebook and Google’s influence in Congress also relates to political confrontations; during a hearing in December 2018, the then-ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee delivered a sharp rebuke of Republican accusations of Google’s political bias affecting its search engines, even though Google was his top donor.
With the bans of Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer and others from Facebook and Instagram yesterday, for being what Mark Zuckerberg considers “dangerous,” those who promote non-establishment narratives online are wondering: who’s next, and where?
One thing we’ve learned over the past three years of ever-tightening social media censorship is that where one tech giant goes, the others often follow.
Just look at the mass-ban of Infowars that occurred last September. At the urging of CNNand others, one Silicon Valley company after another dropped the controversial independent media outlet from their platforms. First Apple, then Facebook, then Spotify, then YouTube, then Twitter — most of these in a 48-hour window.
It’s a tech censorship domino effect. Remember that these companies are beset by constant pressure from left-wing advocacy organizations, from the mainstream media, and from their own far-left employees to censor and blacklist the right. When one company buckles, those forces have the ammunition they need to force other companies to buckle too.
“Apple did something! Why aren’t we doing something too?”
That’s probably how the conversation went among Facebook employees in the window between Apple’s ban of Infowars and Facebook’s. Thus the domino effect began.
This time it’s Facebook raising the bar of censorship, with its introduction of politically motivated link-banning. Not only have they banned Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones’ personal account, but they’ve also promised to delete any links to Infowars that appear on the platform, and ban anyone who tries to post them too often.
This is a formula not just for banning high-profile political targets, but masses of their supporters as well. It’s a tool for culling the anti-establishment grassroots.
The second thing Facebook has done is set a public precedent for targeting individuals not just for alleged violations of the terms of service on their part, but also on the basis of their connections to banned figures.
According to the Verge, a Facebook representative explained that one factor in yesterday’s bans was the fact that the banned individuals had appeared in videos or praised people like Gavin McInnes and Tommy Robinson, who have previously been banned by the platform.
In other words, it’s not just posting links. If you praise the wrong person, pose for a selfie with them, or worse — appear in a video with them — you could be banned too.
This is censorship on a new scale, censorship Facebook-style. The platform’s slogan was once “connect the world” — now it’s using its knowledge of those connections to censor not just individuals, but entire social networks and movements.
Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson opened his show with a reaction to Facebook’s banning of so-called “dangerous” entities.
The Fox News Channel host offered a question to his viewers, which was as to where congressional leaders and the Trump administration were amid this “crackdown.”
“What about us? Who is standing up for us?” Carlson said. “Where are our leaders in Congress? Where is the White House? Nowhere. As long as big tech isn’t hassling them personally and directly, as long as their accounts remain open, they don’t seem to care.”
“They’re fools,” he continued. “Would any of these people get reelected in a country where left-wing tech companies control the terms of political debate? Can you really win a presidential election if Google opposes you? No, you can’t. Not a chance, not right now.
Without free speech, there is no democracy. It’s time to stop lying about that.”
The uber-liberal Trudeau government has again revised a report that is supposed to update Canadians on the major terrorist threats they face, by removing all references to Islamic extremism.
Global News While the report, first released in December, had initially identified attackers “inspired by violent Sunni Islamist ideology” as the main terrorist threat to Canada, that line has now been cut. All mentions of “Sunni” and “Shia” extremism were also taken out of the annual report, along with section headings on both types of terrorism.
The so-called Islamic State, Al Qaeda and their regional affiliates use terrorism to promote their versions of Sunni Islamist extremist ideology, while Hezbollah is a Shia extremist group.
Notice how Islam is not mentioned, except once (Daesh) in any of these main terror attacks/plots perpetrated by Muslims in Canada:
But Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters Thursday he wanted the terrorist threat report to use language that “did not impugn or condemn an entire religion.”
The latest change was announced on Twitter and Facebook by Liberal MP Ruby Sahota, who wrote that she had worked with Goodale to “remove language” from the report.
“The report no longer contains the terms ‘Shia,’ and ‘Sunni,’” she wrote. “Words matter. Our agencies and departments must never equate any one community or entire religions with extremism.”
But in a blog post Wednesday, former Canadian Security Intelligence Service analyst Phil Gurski likened the government’s repeated second-guessing of the report to a comedy routine.
“To my mind this is just political correctness and electioneering gone mad,” wrote Gurski, who also worked at Public Safety Canada, which produced the threat report.“The inability to call a threat what it is makes it harder to identify and neutralize it.”
BRITISH ACTIVIST SENTENCED FOR DENYING EXISTENCE OF MODERATE ISLAM, CATHOLIC MASS SERVICES CANCELLED IN SRI LANKA FOR SECOND WEEKEND
No one is put on trial for negative comments about Christianity or Judaism. This unhealthy exception stigmatizes political speech and suppresses criticism of one religion.
Robert Spencer had previously blogged about the Fransen case. This is what he wrote.
What they were really doing was calling attention to Muslim rape gangs, which have operated freely in Britain for years because police and other authorities were too afraid of being called “racist” to do anything about them. But that’s “hostility” to Islam and Muslims, and so Fransen and Golding must be imprisoned.
Now the inevitable sentence is in.
Jayda Fransen, 33, was found guilty of stirring up hatred during a speech about Islam in August 2017.
She was also convicted for separate comments at a peace wall in the city.
Convicting Fransen, of Moat Avenue in Donaghadee, County Down, a judge said her words were “a general, vehement attack against a religious group”.
The speech was made during the “Northern Ireland Against Terrorism” event two years ago.
What did Jayda actually say?
The court heard that Fransen told those gathered at the rally that there was no moderate version of Islam and that “these people are baying for our blood”.
She added: “Islam says every single one of you wonderful people here today deserves to be killed.”
Those attending the rally were then told it was time for the world to come together against “the one common enemy”.
The judge told the court: “I’m satisfied these words were intended to stir up hatred and arouse fear.”
Which of these comments are factually untrue?
The Koran does command the deaths of infidels. The non-existence of moderate Islam is a point asserted by countless Muslim and non-Muslim leaders. Like Erdogan.
“There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it,” Turkey’s Islamic leader has said.
Will the court send him to jail for denying the existence of moderate Islam?
You can bet all the Mosques will be open as normal, The churches had planned to resume services this weekend, you’d think the ring of muslims singing kumbaya we heard about would have got the message by now. Of course the majority Buddhists ignore this behaviour at their peril, because when the Christians disappear, they will be the next targets, it’s a pattern that repeats.
Catholic Mass services in Sri Lanka are cancelled for a second weekend after warnings of two possible attacks on churches
Church received ‘specific information of two possible attacks against churches’
It decided to call off May 5 mass, a spokesman for Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said
It had planned to resume public services for the first time since Easter attacks
Catholic services are being cancelled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka’s capital amid fears of fresh bomb attacks.
The Church received ‘specific information of two possible attacks against churches’ and it was decided to call off the May 5 mass, a spokesman for Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said Thursday.
‘On the advice of the security forces, we have decided not to have Sunday masses in any of the churches,’ the spokesman said.
The Church had planned to resume public services for the first time since the Easter Sunday attacks at churches and luxury hotels which killed 257 people.
Last week, Muslims were told to stay home for Friday prayers and all of Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches were closed.
Instead of the usual Sunday Mass in Colombo, Ranjith delivered a homily before clergy and national leaders at his residence that aired on television.
A Cabinet minister said Tuesday that intelligence warnings had indicated government ministers could be targeted by the same Islamic State-linked group that carried out the April 21 suicide bombings.
Ranjith has criticised the government’s apparent failure to share near-specific intelligence on the Easter plot and some of the suspects involved.
NATION STATE: AT THE APOSTOLIC PALACE, THE KING OF VATICAN CITY CALLS FOR A ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT MORE POWERFUL THAN THE UNITED NATIONS
Pope Francis, like other popes before him, desires global government. This was made clear in his call for globalism on Thursday, during a speech before the members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences within the Apostolic Palace. Francis demanded that a new “supranational, legal constituted body” enforce the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (IE population control) and their climate change policies.
by Geoffrey Grider May 3, 2019
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Rather than calling for the outright abolition of Nation States, the Pope insisted they all be subjected to external, global governing authorities.
I am beginning to think that Pope Francis, who is also the ruling king of the Roman Vatican City state nation, is perhaps getting ready to make a real power move soon. From his throne at the papal Apostolic Palace, King Francis spoke frankly of his desire to see global rule on a far-greater scale and scope than that of the United Nations, and the end of borders, walls and nationalism. To boil it down into only 3 words, King Francis called for a One World Government.
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” Revelation 13:4,5 (KJV)
When I first started reading the ‘Left Behind‘ novels back in the mid-90’s, yes I understood it was based on bible prophecy but when I looked around at the world around me, it seemed more like fantasy. Flash-forward 23 years later to 2019, and I am struggling to tell the difference between ‘Left Behind’ and the evening news. That’s how close we are to the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, and the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble after that.
“And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.” Revelation 9:11 (KJV)
Yes sir, King Francis edges closer and closer every day to pulling that prophecy trigger that he was born to pull. All I can say is “pull it, baby, pull it!”, and let’s get this thing started. I am ready to go., hope y’all are as well. Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines now boarding…are you ready for what comes next?
“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:4,5 (KJV)
The bible says in Revelation 13 that the Antichrist will control both the world by the dual means of a global One World Religion, and a global One World Government. In Revelation 17 it tells us that that system which is called a ‘harlot’, ‘mystery’, and is likened to ancient Babylon, is the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis Calls For One World Government, Attacks Border Walls and National Sovereignty
FROM PULPIT & PEN: Pope Francis, like other popes before him, desires global government. This was made clear in his call for globalism on Thursday, during a speech before the members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences within the Apostolic Palace. Francis demanded that a new “supranational, legal constituted body” enforce the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (IE population control) and their climate change policies.
In other words, the United Nations isn’t globally powerful enough, and another global body is needed to govern the nations.
The plenary session was entitled “Nation, State, Nation-State,” and included speakers from within Romanism who demanded that all Nation States be governed by a global, one-world government. Speakers included Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a Marxist and German climatologist who claimed that without global government the world’s climate would be irrevocably harmed and Cardinal Walter Kasper who spoke on Social Justice.
Rather than calling for the outright abolition of Nation States, the Pope insisted they all be subjected to external, global governing authorities.
THE POPE SAID, “Individual nations must be given the power to operate as far as they can reach…but groups of neighboring nations — as is already the case — can strengthen their cooperation by attributing the exercise of certain functions and services to intergovernmental institutions that manage their common interests.”
Francis claimed that this global government was necessary to ensure the welfare of migrants and the “universal common good.” Francis went on to deride nations that have border walls.
The Pope commented, “…The Church has warned persons, peoples and governments about deviations from this attachment when it is about excluding and hating others, when it becomes conflictual nationalism that builds walls, indeed even racism or anti-Semitism.”
He continued, “The Church observes with concern the re-emergence, almost everywhere in the world, of aggressive currents towards foreigners, especially immigrants, as well as that growing nationalism which neglects the common good.” READ MORE:
The Pope’s Audience Hall building at the Vatican was designed to look exactly like a giant reptile inside and out. When the pope addresses an audience there the effect is that he is speaking from the mouth of a giant reptile. Why on earth would he want to do that?
WHY WAS THE PAPAL AUDIENCE HALL BUILDING AT THE VATICAN CONSTRUCTED IN THE SHAPE OF A GIANT REPTILE?