Frightening Challenges Facing All in the World

Beyond the Cusp

Syria is a problem from which there may be no good solution as there is much confusion and has as many facets as a rare gem, each reflecting hostilities on all the others. Every side of this entanglement fights for their own glorification seeking supremacy. Bashir al-Assad is attempting to prove that he is as worthy to carry the torch of leadership as was his father and to the grand level his deceased brother was expected to bestow on the nation as its President. He is attempting to overcome having been always the lesser son whose superior brother died tragically leaving him as the nation’s second choice. His attempts at overachievement could be diagnosed as some twisted form of Napoleonic Syndrome despite his height but due to his being measured by his father as always coming up short of what a leader should be. Add to the mix there is…

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Europe needs our co-operation on defence

Prime Minister, Theresa May, has received some criticism from Remainers for allegedly “threatening” the EU by simply pointing out how failure to reach a Brexit deal would adversely affect UK-EU co-operation on security.

May is, however, right to remind the EU of areas where it benefits from co-operation with Britain – and where it would lose out if it chose to drive too hard a bargain with us.

The hypocrisy of denouncing the Government for daring to raise the prospect of no deal, while taking every ludicrous ultimatum from the EU as entirely natural and justified, needs to be challenged.

Britain should not be afraid to talk about its strengths in Brexit negotiations – and another such strength is defence. We are the leading military power in Europe, with the fifth-largest defence budget worldwide – and along with Greece, Estonia, Poland, and the United States, we are one of just five NATO members currently meeting the bloc’s target of spending 2 percent of GDP on defence.

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Urgent Messages to the Muslim World

The first reaction of the U.S. after 9/11 should have been to stop visas from all majority-Muslim countries, except for those of utmost importance. But our politicians’ hands were tied — not by fear of a backlash from Islamic countries, which probably expected a U.S. boycott, but by fear of a backlash from the Western media and Western progressives.

The decision to keep Muslims, refugees and others pouring into the US after 9/11 was wrong and has not done Islam and Muslim reformers a favor. Here is why:

The chaos and bloodshed in the Muslim world, even in the most moderate of Muslim nations, such as Turkey, is between Muslims who want to enforce Islamic sharia law, totally and upon everyone by a theocratic government, and those who want less sharia by installing military rule. The West does not understand that the only form of government that can stand up to a totalitarian Islamic theocracy is a military one and no other. Who could imagine that a military junta could be considered the only savior from Islamic tyrannies that require everyone to live totally, 100%, under the laws of sharia?

When former U.S. President Barack Obama honored the Muslim Brotherhood with his first major speech as president, who were his guests of honor in the first rows? Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. The less-radical Islamist military form of governments in the Middle East were left out and thus weakened. Then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who had a murky relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, got the message. He did not attend. With Obama’s move, the balance of power between the two combative forces over control of government immediately favored the Muslim Brotherhood. It officially, for the first time since its founding in 1928, took control of the Egyptian government after the 2011 chaos of the “Arab Spring.” A year later, 22 million Egyptians had to undergo a bloody counter-revolution to bring back the type of government Egyptians have always favored over an Islamic theocracy.

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Arkansas Executions: Federal Judge Halts Plan

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — A federal judge on Saturday halted Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute seven inmates before the end of the month.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a preliminary injunction requested by the inmates to block the executions. Arkansas was set to execute the first two inmates by lethal injection on Monday night. The state is expected to appeal the decision.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson had scheduled the executions to take place before the state’s supply of midazolam, one of its lethal injection drugs, expires at the end of the month. Arkansas hasn’t executed an inmate since 2005 because of drug shortages and legal challenges.

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Japan: Open Letter to the U.S.

Seventy years ago, a defeated and devastated Japan, fed and clothed by America, organized itself to put together a new constitution that enshrined the famous “Article 9”:

“Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.

“In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.”

Little known, but outlined in a recently published book in Japanese, The Special Country, the Japanese constitution was written by a secret group of legal scholars and lawyers, hidden during the war, and then adopted by the administration of General Douglas McArthur as the new Japanese constitution.

Article 9 came about when the Japanese Prime Minister, Kijuro Shidehara, arriving back by train through the utterly destroyed city of Tokyo, went straight from the station to meet with General McArthur and requested that an article be put in the Japanese Constitution forbidding not only a military but war itself.

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The radical grief of Cliff and Wilma Derksen: ‘We have to forgive’

Cliff and Wilma Derksen had identified their daughter’s body at the hospital just hours earlier. They were in shock, reeling, but still they invited the man into the warmth of their kitchen and offered him the fresh cherry pie one of their friends had made. Then he started to speak.

For two hours, the man recounted the things he had lost to murder. Not only his daughter but his relationships and his work, his belief in justice, his trust, the goodness of his life before. Even his daughter’s memory. He showed them notebooks from the trials, lined up the bottles of pills he was taking. He told them, “It will destroy you.”

As he spoke, the Derksens saw for the first time what faced them. They would come to know it as the darkness, an abyss of sadness and anger that could swallow a person and take away everything they loved, that would spread until it destroyed all that was beautiful. Alone in their bedroom after he left, they made a decision: They had lost Candace, they wouldn’t lose everything else, too. They couldn’t.

“We kind of looked at each other and said, ‘We have to stop this,'” Cliff says. “We have to forgive.”

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Erdogan’s War on the West

In 2005, the Turkish prime minister at the time, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, along with his Spanish counterpart, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, became the co-chairs of a United Nations-sponsored global effort that went by the fancy name “Alliance of Civilizations.” Twelve years later, Zapatero is a retired politician, the Western world faces different flavors of Islamist-to-jihadist threats and Erdogan is at war with Western civilization.

Erdogan, who was labelled as the most virulent anti-Israeli leader in the world, once likened Israel’s operations in Gaza to Hitler’s: (“Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism.”) Recently, Erdogan said that today’s German practices — presumably Germany’s blocking Turkish politicians speaking at German rallies to support Erdogan’s upcoming referendum in Turkey — are “not different from the Nazi practices of the past.” In another speech, he complained that “Nazism is alive in the West.” For Erdogan, the Dutch are “spineless and ignoble” and “remnants of the Nazi past and fascists;” and the Netherlands, which lost more than 200,000 of its citizens during the German occupation in WWII, is a “banana republic.”

To the European Union, which Turkey theoretically aspires to join, he said: “If there are any Nazis, it is you who are the Nazis”.

Ironically, the Turkish ire against the West, in a recent row between several European capitals and Ankara (over Erdogan’s ambitions to hold political rallies across Europe to address millions of Turkish expats), reveals the unmistakable and deep-rooted anti-Semitism among Erdogan’s fans. Hundreds of Turkish protesters in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam hurled stones at the police and shouted “Allahu akbar” — Arabic for “Allah is the greatest.” Then, some in the crowd, in a protest that was exclusively a dispute between Turkey and the Netherlands, shouted “cancer Jews”.

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Justin Trudeau gives taxpayers’ money to an organization linked to Hamas – When will Canadians wake up and do something about this madness?

Justin Trudeau thinks he is the prime minister of the globe.
He gives Canadian taxpayer money to UNRWA, an organization linked to Hamas, and he is proud of it!
He must put Canada first, he should take care of the Canadian people first and foremost!
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Philippines: Saudi woman fleeing abuse returned to her abusers, could be killed

The Saudi woman warned officials that if they sent her back to Saudi with her uncles, who had come to collect her, they would ‘kill’ her.

Why are leftist so-called feminists not taking to the streets to help women who have no voice and of who suffer the worst abuses in the Islamic world? They’re apparently too busy exhibiting their rage against white men in the free West, their hatred of the President of the United States, and pursuing paranoid trivialities, as reported by the Daily Wire, which tracked “101 things that feminists say are sexist,” including tickling and the “rape culture” supposedly perpetuated by a pizza chain that refused to change its topping.

In the midst of these “feminist” rants come the heartbreaking cries of female victims of unspeakable abuse in the name of Islam, such as Dina Ali Lasloom, who needed to be rescued in the Philippines but was forced back to Saudi Arabia and has not been heard from since. The Saudi embassy in Manila issued an appalling statement “calling the case a ‘family matter’ and added without elaborating that she had ‘returned with her relatives to the homeland.’”

There are many other voiceless girls and women suffering through “family matters” as a result of female genital mutilation (FGM, which is now also being practiced under the table in Western countries), beatings, forced marriage, rape, acid attacks, etc., and of course there are those who are murdered in the name of “honor” and stoned for being raped or for being accused of adultery.

Women, infidels, apostates, children and gays are the asylum seekers who should have been prioritized in Western countries.

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