Pentagon Classifies Evangelical Christians, Catholics as “Extremists”

Pentagon Classifies Evangelical Christians, Catholics as “Extremists”

The Department of Defense classified Catholics and Evangelical Christians as religious extremists similar to Al-Qaeda, according to training materials obtained by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. The Pentagon also considered the Southern Poverty law Center’s “hate group” list a “reliable source” for determining extremism and labeled “Islamophobia” as a form of religious extremism. The revelations come just days after… Read more →

The mischaracterization of the alleged violence by Chancey Luna, Michael Jones and James Edwards began when one of the trio claimed they had hunted down and shot dead Australian Chris Lane because they were “bored.”

The statement is so devoid of humanity and so headline-ready that the media seized upon it as a literal and complete explanation for why these three accused killers acted so inhumanely.

But the statement is a smokescreen.  Boredom—of the kind sane people experience—had nothing, whatsoever, to do with Lane’s death and explains nothing about how it happened.

When normal people are bored, they go to the movies, go shopping or skateboarding or take a drive to the beach.  Only when people are severely psychologically disordered do they think up murder as an antidote to boredom.  Only when extraordinarily disordered patterns of thought, feeling or perception fill one’s mind does the vacuum of boredom draw someone to the idea of using a gun to shoot a stranger in the head.


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Britain will go to the United Nations over claims of a nerve gas attack near Damascus that rebels say has killed over 1,000 people, with William Hague saying the reports would mark a “shocking escalation” if proved true.

The Syrian National Coalition, the main Western-backed opposition group in the country, said at a press conference that 1,300 people had been killed as shells loaded with poisonous gas rained down on the capital’s eastern suburbs of Douma, Jobar, Zamalka, Arbeen and Ein Tarma.

The death toll given by George Sabra, the group’s deputy head, represented a vast increase from the figure of 213 suggested earlier by activists and medical sources.

The government of Bashar Assad issued a strong denial, accusing activists of seeking to distract a United Nations team currently visiting the country to probe alleged use of chemical weapons.


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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be freed

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be freed

Egyptian judicial officials have ordered former President Hosni Mubarak freed from jail, a stunning turnaround for the 85-year-old strongman who ruled the nation for three decades before being ousted in a popular revolution, and a move that could plunge the unraveling North African nation into further violence. The announcement, which comes as Egypt is roiling with new protests following the… Read more →

Tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters stormed the streets of Cairo Friday, some chanting “down with military rule!” as the embattled country braced for more protests over a crackdown on Islamists.

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi marched in several Cairo neighborhoods and other towns across the country, protesting a military-imposed state of emergency after massive bloodshed earlier this week.

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Britain has summoned the Egyptian ambassador for a meeting as the death toll from Wednesday’s attack on pro-Morsi supporters rose to 525.

The Foreign Office said it had summoned the Ambassador to express its “deep concern” at the violence.

London urged the authorities to act with “the greatest restraint”, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.

“We called in the Egyptian ambassador to express our deep concern at the escalating violence and unrest in Egypt,” a spokesman said.

Egyptian ambassadors to France and Germany were also called to similar meetings on Thursday.


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Inside Greece's violent new anarchist groups: Conspiracy of Fire Cells

Inside Greece’s violent new anarchist groups: Conspiracy of Fire Cells

(Reuters) – Not far from the Athenian ruins where democracy was born more than 2,500 years ago, young anarchists intent on toppling Greece’s political system run a cafe where the beer is cheap and the artwork features police cars set on fire. At first glance K*Vox, started a year ago by anarchists who occupied a shuttered building, looks like any… Read more →

For the first time, Iron Dome intercepts missile fired at Eilat

For the first time, Iron Dome intercepts missile fired at Eilat

Terrorists fired a missile at Eilat shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning, triggering an air raid siren and activating the Iron Dome anti-rocket battery, which is stationed at the Red Sea city. The Iron Dome system intercepted at least one missile, according to initial IDF assessments. The incident marked the first time that Iron Dome has ever intercepted a… Read more →

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Egypt Christians on the defensive as Islamists wage hate campaign in south

ASSIUT, EGYPTIt was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” A half-dozen kids were spray-painting “Boycott the Christians” on walls, supervised by an adult. While Islamists are on the defensive in Cairo following the military coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi, in Assiut and… Read more →

Sex offenders routinely released from California jails, records show

Stockton, California (CNN) – Convicted sex offenders and other felons in California are systematically walking free, despite continuously violating their parole.

It’s the result of laws meant to alleviate California’s overcrowded prisons and jails.

Two years ago, county judges all across the state lost their authority to send convicted felons back to prison for parole violations. Instead, they must send them to county jails.

Because county jails are dealing with their own overcrowding issues, these sex offenders and other felons are basically being recycled in and out of county jails across the state, according to records obtained by CNN.

“When parolees get arrested, they get released the next day,” said Susan Kane, a Department of Corrections supervising agent in Stockton, just outside San Francisco. “So it doesn’t matter how bad they are or what’s happened. If there are no fresh criminal charges, they are released the next day back into the community.”


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