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APN on Islamic terrorism

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SYDNEY ISLAMISTS CALL FOR A TOTAL ISLAMIC SOCIETY
More than 200 people packed the headquarters of hard-line Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir in Sydney’s west last week to cheer as the group’s local head called for the overhaul of Australian society into an Islamic totalitarian state ‘ while relying on the nation’s democratic traditions to achieve that goal. Despite the rallying by such groups, the Australian Imams Council and the nation’s top Islamic figure, the Grand Mufti, called for the rejection of anti-terror security legislation that would extend laws banning the advocacy of terrorism. ‘We are especially concerned that the new laws will broaden the definition of ‘advocating’ terrorism to include ‘promote’ and ‘encourage’, as well as ‘counsel’ and ‘urge’,’ the council said.
(Bob says, "I call this #OneWayReligiousTolerance, where we have to allow their ideas, but they don't allow ours.")
Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is estimated to have as many as one million members worldwide,…

Shapiro on terrorism

In the newspaper (The Australian) yesterday we read this report by Ahron Shapiro about Islamic terrorists.

Moral clarity about Islamic State needs zero tolerance of terrorism 

"In Ottawa on Wednesday, a lone gunman rampaged in and around Canada’s parliament, killing a Canadian soldier before being killed. Authorities said he was a convert to Islam, radicalised to commit his act of terrorism.

That day in Jerusalem, a newborn girl was run down and killed in her pram when a vehicle intentionally rammed a crowded tram stop. The Palestinian driver, killed while fleeing, had an extensive ­arrest record for nationalistic violence and familial connections to Hamas. He was glorified on Hamas-affiliated websites as a martyr and a Hamas spokesman said his attack was only “natural”.

In Australia, we looked in horror at a photo of an Australian child in Syria holding a severed head aloft like a hunting trophy, basking in his father’s pride.

This week, a baby-faced jihadist joined Is…

Terrorism: How shall we respond?

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We awoke this morning to the news of another apparently terrorist attack in Ottawa, Canada, near the Parliament House and War Memorial. That follows the news from this week of the 17-year-old Bankstown native (pictured) who joined ISIS and is their new poster boy in a unison mob of hostility against all things Western. Forget grease--terrorism is the word.
And it’s a new word in terms of the dictionary, but not in terms of history. Throughout the ages, people have tried to traumatize their enemies and make them cringe at their sight or even the possibility of encounter.
Last night at our OneNewMan gathering in Sydney, we discussed terrorism and how we should respond and how we should live without fear. Or is that possible?
Here were some highlights: 1)Behind this terrorist attack lurks the one described in the Bible as "the Evil One"—Hasatan, (Satan), the one whose ministry is to steal, kill and destroy. (John 10.10) The devil and the hosts of hell are ultimately behind all te…

Enjoying the moment

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I suppose it's a carpe diem thought. It's about living the moment, not capturing it on a video on my phone. I watched this video video and hope you spend 3+ minutes to watch, to listen, to consider, and to be impacted by the movie by Prince Ea, whoever he is.

Then you have to process it, and process how much time, literally you consume or are consumed by what he call (anti-)social networks. I applaud the reality of Facebook and the chance to reconnect in person with real people since I joined back years ago. I found Marva, the lady who prayed with me to receive Yeshua as Lord. I found many members of my high school graduation class and as a result have attended in person the 40th and 45th reunions. I am able to see my kids and grandson and what they (want me to know they)  are doing. And I'm ok with that. It's like a letter but with pictures and comments. And speed.

Did you watch the video yet? Click video

But I understand what the rapper is saying in the video. I…

Bible Quiz ANSWERS Quiz 2

Bible Quiz #2 By Bob Mendelsohn October 2014
1)What is the name of the Egyptian leader in the Bible?Pharaoh 2)In the NT, God told Paul that he was to “Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at ___Jerusalem_____, so you must witness at __Rome_____ also.” 3)What was Moses’ mother’s name? Yocheved 4)Name four of the 7 churches in Revelation.Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea 5)Which Gospel includes women in the genealogy of Yeshua?Matthew 6)What was Amos’ profession before he was a prophet?Shepherd 7)What is ‘good medicine’ (Proverbs 17)? Merry (cheerful) heart

Bible Quiz 2 (October 2014)

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Such good response to my last quiz, I thought I'd write a new one, so here you go. See how you do. Remember 4 points each.


--> Bible Quiz #2 By Bob Mendelsohn October 2014
1)What is the name of the Egyptian leader in the Bible? 2)In the NT, God told Paul that he was to “Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at ________, so you must witness at _______ also.” 3)What was Moses’ mother’s name? 4)Name four of the 7 churches in Revelation. 5)Which Gospel includes women in the genealogy of Yeshua? 6)What was Amos’ profession before he was a prophet? 7)