Saturday, July 18, 2009

July 17, 2009 - Washington, DC

Obama uses "signing statement" to ignore law / Islamic Empire in Obama's home town / Thought Crimes legislation passes Senate / New lawsuit against "In God We Trust" / Congressman says "no" to Planned Parenthood / Virginia County goes Muslim? / Biggest "secret" in Washington / The Religion of Peace kills more people in Jakarta / More on Islamic murders during the past week

OBAMA TO BRING PALESTINIAN MUSLIMS TO U.S. - There are hundreds of thousands of Christian Iraqis who have been forced from their homes in Iraq. They are refugees, some living in rural areas of Iraq in shacks, and others in poor conditions in Jordan and Syria. They are not welcome here, but the 1,350 Palestinian Muslims who worked with dictator Saddam Hussein are being given special treatment and resettled in southern California. The Obama Administration claims it will bring about 17,000 other Iraqi refugees into the U.S. this year; however, that figure is in doubt. Because our government allows Muslim employees of the United Nations to pick the refugees who get to come to the USA, virtually none will be persecuted Christians. Read JP story.

'ISLAMIC EMPIRE" IN OBAMA'S HOME TOWN - For years, a global Sunni network with reported ties to Al Quaeda has operated in the shadows in the United States. Now, with Obama in the White House, this network called Hizb ut-Tahrir, will host a conference in his home town of Chicago. The conference on July 19th is entitled "The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam," and will be at a Hilton hotel in a suburb of Chicago. Read at Fox News

OBAMA'S SIGNING STATEMENT MADNESS - When a president signs a bill into law he may add a signing statement telling how he intends to implement the law. Obama has made a practice of saying in his signing statements that he intends to ignore provisions in the law. This practice has become so flagrant that even the far left homosexual Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) is now angry. Concerning Obama's signing statement on a war supplemental bill Franks' said, "There's kind of a unilateralism, an undemocratic, unreachable way about these signing statements." Obama had said he would ignore an amendment to the bill that was passed by the House. Members of the House are so outraged that they passed the amendment restricting funds to the World Bank again, this time by a margin of by 429 to 2 with support of both parties. Read more

HATE CRIMES: MCCAIN FINALLY GETS IT - The Democrat sponsored Thought Crimes legislation passed the Senate as an Amendment to the Defense Authorization Act by a margin of 63-28. The so called "Hate Crimes" legislation was criticized by perennial presidential candidate, Senator John McCain. He said, "I believe that all crimes should be vigorously prosecuted in order to protect one of our most fundamental rights - the right to be free from physical harm. And I believe that anyone who is motivated by hatred and commits a crime should be prosecuted just as vigorously as anyone who is motivated by absolute wanton disregard for life." Why didn't he speak out against the homosexual agenda while running for president? Read more

When this bill becomes law it could be used by federal prosecutors to jail pastors who preach against homosexuality, if a member of their congregation afterward assaults, even verbally, a homosexual.

"IN GOD WE TRUST" NEW LAWSUIT - Last week I reported that Congressman Dan Lungren's (R-CA) resolution to place the National Motto, "In God We Trust" in the new Capitol Visitor Center, passed the House by a wide margin. Within days of passage an atheist group, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, filed a lawsuit to stop the National Motto from being displayed in the new facility. We will watch the lawsuits progress and report further.

CONGRESSMAN SAYS NO TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD - Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) has offered an amendment to the appropriations bill that funds the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS). The amendment would stop this department's Family Planning funding (Title X) from going to Planned Parenthood of America. Planned Parenthood is the largest recipient of Family Planning money and is also the largest abortion provider in America. Although Planned Parenthood is prohibited from using federal funds for abortions, the funds are used to teach young women that abortion is a normal part of sexual conduct.

VIRGINIA COUNTY GOES MUSLIM? - Could you imagine any county in the United States holding a dinner to honor only Christians or only Jews? But Fairfax, Virginia is holding such an event for Muslims, to promote the Saudi Academy which operates there. The Saudi Academy is funded entirely by the Saudi Arabian government and teaches that democracy is an apostate religion which must be destroyed. Its graduates have been arrested on terrorism charges by Israel, and one is in a US jail convicted of planning to assassinate President George W. Bush. Read more

NEW RELEASE - NEW CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new June 25, 2009 Chairman's Report is now available to read in PDF format. This issue contains more information about our work on Capitol Hill with the new 111th Congress, and also about our work on international issues. Help your Sunday School class understand these issues better. Print out and distribute the Chairman's Report to your class or fellowship this Sunday! Click here to view!

BIGGEST SECRET IN WASHINGTON - Several of the larger conservative groups have "leaders" who also operate consulting services. Frequently the clients of the consulting firms have their agendas moved forward by the associated "conservative group." On some occasions economic conservative groups just flat out ask corporations for money to assist them with promoting legislation. Recently the American Conservative Union told Federal Express that for a mere $2 million dollars, the group would assist them in fighting a union supported bill in Congress. See for details. The demand for cash was astonishing even by Washington standards. Other economic conservative groups have accepted funds from Islamic nations or Islamic corporations. Those groups never side with social conservatives trying to stop the spread of militant Islam.

RELIGION OF PEACE STRIKES IN JAKARTA - Homicide bombers checked into the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta and then blew themselves up simultaneously, killing at least 8 and injuring more than 50. (Graphic photo essay) This was not the first time the Marriott has been bombed. In 2003 the same hotel was bombed with scores injured and 13 dead. Oddly, hotels such as Marriott and Hilton, which are frequently bombed overseas, have no problem renting conference centers to radical Islamic groups in the United States. (See 'Islamic Empire' in Presidency section)

MORE RELIGION OF PEACE - In the last seven days, Islamic terrorists have murdered innocent civilians in: Afghanistan, China, Chechnya, Dagistan, France, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ingushetia, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Thailand. There are probably more, but we have to rely on public lists because Western intelligence agencies, such as the CIA, don't want the public to know the full extent of the murderous rampages on a weekly basis by the "Religion of Peace". See list of this week's murders here.

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